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Rounding Up Sony's PlayStation Experience Indie Announcements And Trailers

Sony had a number of indie game announcements during its PlayStation Experience press conference today, and we've rounded them up in one place.<p>Indie, …

Ubisoft soars into the VR space with Eagle Flight

Triple-A publishers have by and large been hesitant to commit to the VR space, preferring to let indies and startups lead the charge. But thanks to …

Keynote Wrap-Up

We’ve concluded the keynote of our second annual PlayStation Experience! Thousands of attendees have traveled from across the globe to join us in San …

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PlayStation VR: Sony showed lots and lots of games today

Nobody would have expected it a few years ago, but Sony is the company to first present a slate of VR games to consumers -- today's PlayStation …

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review Roundup

Wii U exclusive RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X promises to be one of the most expansive, content-rich games of the year. Monolith Soft has created an open-world so overwhelming in scale that it will require many, many hours of dedication to fully explore.<p>But is it worth sinking that time in? We've …

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Rocket League introduces free portal DLC this week

PC and PS4 versions gets new content this week themed around Valve's puzzle game; see the full list of items here.<p>Rocket League is getting even more new DLC.<p>Developer Psyonix has announced a partnership with Valve to bring Portal-themed content to the soccer-with-cars game starting this week. …

Failsafe: A New Kind of Video Game With Adventure and Diversity

A new independent video game is being developed by Game Over Studios called Failsafe, described on Kickstarter as “a parkour adventure game inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's storytelling, reminiscent of the fluidity of 'Journey' and the monolithic scale of ‘Shadow of the Colossus.’”<p>With an interest in …

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Xenoblade Chronicles X impressions: Size matters

With Starfox Zero being delayed into 2016, Nintendo’s biggest holiday release – both figuratively and literally – is Xenoblade Chronicles X, the followup to the critically acclaimed 2012 Wii RPG (re-released for the New 3DS earlier this year).<p>Xenoblade Chronicles X follows the exploits of a …

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Impressive GTA 5 PC Mod Adds 4K Textures, Reworks Vehicles, Improves Relationships

A new Grand Theft Auto V PC mod offering a comprehensive set of tweaks and changes has been released. The mod, created by Josh Romito, is titled "The Pinnacle of V," and delivers considerably more than just a nip and tuck for graphics.<p>"Not only is this a visual enhancement, but literally every …

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Xenoblade Chronicles X review

<i>Xenoblade Chronicles X</i> is a game that prizes scale above all else.<p>This isn't shocking coming from a follow-up to 2012's <i>Xenoblade Chronicles</i>, a giant Wii role-playing game (re-released for the 3DS earlier this year) that featured huge areas to explore and massive monsters roaming around them. <i>X</i> takes …

Playdate: Exploring a new world in 'Xenoblade Chronicles X'

So you want a big, open-world adventure with stunningly huge maps and a plot that revolves around the extinction of the human race, but <i>Fallout 4</i> isn't available for the Wii U? Monolith Soft has you covered. Sort of. <i>Xenoblade Chronicles X</i> takes those same themes and applies them in a wildly …

Just Cause 3 PS4 and Xbox One Versions Compared in New Technical Analysis

Ahead of open-world game Just Cause 3's release tomorrow, a new technical analysis compares the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions--and it appears Sony's system has the edge.<p>Digital Foundry obtained copies of the game early. After applying update 1.01, the site reports that, as expected, the PS4 …

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Watch us play Star Wars: Battlefront’s Battle of Jakku

A new <i>Star Wars</i> movie is coming out this month. That’s incredible — but it’s time to find out if one of the big gaming tie-in promotions is also incredible.<p>Publisher Electronic Arts released the Battle of Jakku map for its Star Wars: Battlefront shooter today, and we’re going to give it a try. This …

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BioShock, Borderlands games arrive on PlayStation Now

Four games have been added to the service<p>The PlayStation Now catalog just received two major franchises: BioShock and Borderlands. According to the PlayStation Blog, subscribers to Sony's PlayStation game streaming service can now access <i>Borderlands</i> and <i>Borderlands 2</i>, as well as all three BioShock …

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From gaming to surfing to getting things done.<p>As technology continues to progress in line with Moore's Law, laptops have become more and more …

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Report says PlayStation 4 unlocks more power for developers

One of the two processing cores the PlayStation 4 reserved to handle its user interface and other system functions has been unlocked for use by developers, according to notes in a recent update to software used to develop for the console.<p>Eurogamer, which noticed a reference to "the newly unlocked …

PS4 2015 Report Card - Game of the Year 2015

To mark GameSpot’s Game of the Year 2015 series, throughout this week we are publishing annual performance reviews of all home game platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and PC.<p>Yesterday we started with a dissection of Xbox One, which we described as “the fastest-improving games console ever.” …

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Future PS4 games will have more power to play with

It seems the PlayStation 4 is now just a little more powerful than before. At least for game developers, anyway. None of the console's components have changed -- instead it's being reported that a seventh core has been "unlocked" in the CPU. Until now, six of the PlayStation 4's eight-core CPU have …

Samurai Jack returns and Eve Online gets weird on the latest episode of Minimap

Here's what we're covering today in your daily audio tour through the world of video games, related technologies and pop culture like comics, movies and TV.<p><b>THE BIG STORIES</b><p><i>Life is Strange</i> dev shares first details on next title, <i>Vampyr</i><br>• Did one of <i>Eve Online</i>'s biggest names start an in-game war for …

EA's Next Free PC Game Now Available on Origin

Electronic Arts has announced the next PC game that's free on Origin through the On the House promotion. Everyone can now download a free copy of Jade Empire Special Edition. It replaces Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, which had been free since September.<p>Developed by EA-owned BioWare, Jade Empire …

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Rainbow Six Siege has fewer Steam players than Borderlands 2 right now, and that's a shame

Ubisoft's terrorist vs counter-terrorist multiplayer shooter delights in breaking down doors, shooting up ceilings, and blowing away walls - but in …

‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’ Is 2015’s Most Eye-Popping Open-World Game

Monolith Soft's epic-scale JRPG looks and feels entirely unlike any other game out there, and is well worth taking a chance on.<p>Nintendo's Wii U hasn't had the easiest of rides in 2015. Great games have emerged—<i>Super Mario Maker</i> and <i>Splatoon</i> from Nintendo itself, plus indie productions like the …

Microsoft's HoloLens shown playing Halo 5

Microsoft's HoloLens could have greater gaming potential than we thought, with a new video showing <i>Halo 5</i> being streamed from an Xbox One to the still …

Final Fantasy XV is now playable from start to finish

It’s been a long road for <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>, but it seems that its journey to being released is nearly over. The game has left the pre-beta stage of …

Sony just gave the PS4 a big boost over the Xbox One

That's because Sony last week quietly rolled out a new software development kit (SDK) for developers that lets game makers access the 7th core in the console's 8-core AMD processor, according to GameSpot.<p>This news might sound a bit confusing and technical, so let's back up a bit.<p>When Sony and …

Xbox One Has "Best Lineup" for 2016, Exec Says

Speaking this week at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference, Microsoft marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi said Xbox One owners can look forward to the company's "best lineup" of games in 2016. If that sounds familiar, it might be because Microsoft has repeatedly referred to this holiday's lineup of …

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Watch Halo 5 Streamed From Xbox One to HoloLens in This Stunning Video

Microsoft program manager Varun Mani has shared a crazy new video in which Halo 5: Guardians is streamed from Xbox One to the HoloLens augmented reality headset. It's not the first impressive HoloLens gaming video we've seen, but others have been featured in stage presentations. This one, on the …

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FORTUNE — Here’s a question, privacy hounds: Is the video-surveillance system that blankets Manhattan from Midtown to the Battery, river to river, really not so different from an earlier anti-crime innovation, street lights? That’s what Richard Daddario, deputy commissioner for counterterrorism …