Gaming

Free PS Plus Games For May 2018 Announced

With end of the month in sight, Sony has announced the next batch of free games coming for PlayStation Plus members. May will offer up the usual total of six games spread across PS4, PS3, and Vita. Thanks to Cross-Buy, you'll get up to three games on each platform.<p>As always, the most notably of the …

PlayStation

New Harry Potter game, launching today, lets players enroll in Hogwarts

In the first step of what could be an endless exploration of the wizarding world of Harry Potter, the Los Angeles mobile games studio Jam City is releasing its <i>Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery</i> game on the App Store and Google Play.<p>Developed in partnership with Warner Bros., the game will launch under …

Harry Potter

AMD combats upgrade woes with ‘crates’ featuring discounted hardware bundles

Looking to upgrade your desktop on the cheap? AMD just revealed its new Combat Crate hardware bundles starting at $263. For now, there are only …

Computer Hardware

Classic Hardcore RPG Gameplay Makes A Big Return In Underworld Ascendant

Following its Kickstarter campaign back in 2015, the creative team at OtherSide Entertainment have been steadily working on the sandbox dungeon-crawling RPG Underworld Ascendant. As a successor to the classic fantasy RPG Ultima Underworld, one of the earliest immersive-sims designed around player …

PC Gaming

Loot crates are now illegal in Belgium

Officials in Belgium have determined that loot boxes violate the country's gambling laws and if publishers don't remove them from their games, they face jail time and fines. Specifically, <i>FIFA 18</i>, <i>Overwatch</i> and <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> were found to be in violation. While <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> …

Star Wars Battlefront

New Xbox One System Update Launches, Here's What It Does

Microsoft has rolled out the latest system update for Xbox One. This isn't a major one that transforms the basic look and functionality of the system's dashboard, but it does introduce some new features that will be welcomed by those who can take advantage of them.<p>Many of the additions were either …

Xbox One

Pro gaming team signs 13-year-old ‘Fortnite’ player

Among the four members making up pro gaming organization Team Secret's new European <i>Fortnite</i> squad, one stood out: 13-year-old Kyle "Mongraal" Jackson. Almost immediately after the team was introduced today, news outlets jumped on Jackson's youth. Even if he may not hold the record (some say the …

Overwatch League

Microsoft moves to stop Halo Online mod: Here’s the good news

It probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but Microsoft has taken notice of “ElDewrito,” a fan-made mod for <i>Halo Online</i>. As die-hard <i>Halo</i> fans …

Die Hard

God Of War PS4 Armor: Best Epic, Legendary, And Rare Sets

The latest God of War takes a different approach from past entries in the series. This time around, the game introduces RPG mechanics, allowing you equip a variety of gear that enhance a set of stats and even offer special perks. Much like the recent Monster Hunter World, your progression is tied …

PlayStation

Save up to 60% in the PlayStation Store Golden Week sale

<b>The PlayStation Store marks Golden Week with a brand new sale offering a range of discounts on Japan-inspired games.</b>With four national holidays …

Monster Hunter

7 reasons you should play PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or 'PUBG,' instead of Fortnite

"Fortnite: Battle Royale" is the hottest video game in the world right now, and it's easy to understand why.<p>Celebrities are playing it, teenagers are using it to get prom dates, and colleges have started giving scholarships to the best players. More than that, Fortnite has become the entry point to …

Gaming Industry

May’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Set You Up For ‘Detroit: Become Human’ With ‘Beyond Two Souls’

Not that we’re keeping score, but the arms race of free game giveaways that we see every month in the Xbox Live Game with Gold and PlayStation Plus programs is finally out of a deadlock — it seems like Xbox won the month of May. That isn’t to say May’s free PlayStation games are disappointing, some …

PlayStation Plus

PUBG’s second map, Miramar, is finally coming to Xbox One

Four months after its release on PC, Xbox players can test the new map<p>Xbox One players are finally about to get their hands on Miramar, the second map for <i>Player</i><i>U</i><i>nknown’s Battlegrounds</i>, when it launches on the brand new <i>PUBG</i> test server version of the game today, April 25.<p>According to the official …

Gaming Industry

Hunt down collectibles in ‘God of War’ with this treasure maps guide

When <i>God of War</i> players reach the Lake of Nine, a major open-world hub in the newly released PlayStation 4 game, they discover a place where many a …

Archaeology

With Fortnite Season 4 Around The Corner, Emergency Broadcast Teases An Update

For some time now, Fortnite players have speculated that some big event is coming to Battle Royale. The theories have ranged from a meteor--seen in the sky above the game world--crashing into Tilted Towers to some kind of alien invasion. Something is definitely afoot, as evidenced by a new …

PC Gaming

The 'Wallace and Grommit' studio is creating an emotional WWI game

Games set in real-world conflicts don't necessarily glorify war, but it's rare that they fully address the <i>horrors</i> of war. For every poignant story like <i>Valiant Hearts</i>, there's many more titles that might only offer token commentary. <i>Wallace & Grommit</i>'s Aardman Animation Studios, Bandai Namco and …

Gaming

'Fortnite': Forget the Comet, Players Destroy Tilted Towers Themselves

But the comet is totally still coming, right?<p>Epic Games has a ton of frenzied <i>Fortnite: Battle Royale</i> players on their hands, and because the rumor …

Gaming Industry

May Xbox update to enable 120Hz display support

Many in the video game industry have turned their attention to the annual E3 expo but as Microsoft recently pointed out, there’s still plenty of time …

Gaming Industry

Razer Phone vs. Black Shark vs. Red Magic: gaming phone faceoff

Gaming smartphones are back in fashion. That is, if you ask at least three smartphone makers. Razer’s interests are not surprising but Xiaomi and …

Mobile Technology

$1 For Xbox One Game Pass, Includes State Of Decay 2

Here's some good news for Xbox One owners who have never tried Game Pass. Between now and May 8, you can try out Xbox Game Pass for just $1/£1. That dollar gets you one month of access to the entire Xbox Game Pass library, which will include the big Xbox exclusive State of Decay 2 starting May 22, …

Xbox One

Developer Criticizes Gamers For 'Being Complete F**king A**holes Online'

The Developer Didn’t Mince Any Words When Speaking Out Against Online Abuse from Gamers<p>Mike Wilson, the co-founder of Devolver Digital and Good …

GDC

How Popular Is ‘Fortnite?’ Headset Sales Nearly Doubled in March

Players spent heavily on videogame accessories such as gaming headsets, according to NPD Group<p>More gamers are becoming gabbers.<p>Sales of headsets used to talk to fellow gamers nearly doubled in the U.S. last month from a year ago, driven by the survival shooter “Fortnite” and other online …

Gaming

Morrowind Gets Big Boost From Xbox One X

The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind has received a much-needed upgrade thanks to Xbox One X. Digital Foundry reports that the classic Xbox RPG shows a massive performance difference when played on the Xbox One X.<p>The game runs at a relatively stable 60 frames per second on the console, making it one of …

Xbox One

In Belgium, Overwatch loot boxes are now considered illegal gambling

Blizzard, beware: The Belgian Gaming Commission has ruled that loot boxes in <i>FIFA 18</i>, <i>Counter Strike: Global Offensive</i>, and <i>Overwatch</i> meet the …

Activision Blizzard

PUBG: How Battle Royale Was Born

The advantages of including your name in the title of a massively successful game cannot be overstated, a fact only Sid Meier and PlayerUnkown are …

Gaming Industry

Fortnite just gave its biggest hint yet that huge changes are coming

On Wednesday, Fortnite: Battle Royale noticed that all of the TVs in the wildly popular battle royale game are now blaring an emergency warning broadcast signal, complete with siren. In the center of the alert is a llama, the game's mascot, as you can see in the screenshot above.<p>It's the latest, …

Gaming Industry

Nintendo Labo Review: Joyful, Brilliant and Totally Bonkers

Playing with Nintendo Labo is a process of constant, delightful discovery. Nintendo's cardboard creation kits are fun to build, sure, but what makes …

Nintendo Labo

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is getting yet another good patch, more still on the way

<i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i> kind of just keeps getting content. Whether it's part of the paid season pass or not, Monolith Soft is supporting it, and …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Destiny 2's PS4-Exclusive Warmind DLC Content Detailed

Sony's timed exclusivity arrangement for Destiny 2 will continue with the upcoming Warmind DLC. Bungie has finally revealed the first real details about the expansion, including exactly what PS4 players will get their hands on before those on PC and Xbox One.<p>When Warmind releases on May 8, it will …

PC Gaming

What Is Fortnite? A Rundown on the Video Game Taking over the World

In 2018, Americans are spending more time on Fortnite than Tinder.<p>Not since that wonderful summer where everyone was obsessed with wandering their neighborhoods playing Pokemon Go has a video game taken over the public consciousness. Now, in 2018, we have <i>Fortnite Battle Royale</i> (typically shortened …

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