It's hard for any press conference to really surprise us anymore. With tons of leaks, the glory of the internet showing us all the trailers and videos in advance and other modern developments, E3 is slowly losing its announcement appeal. Microsoft is determined to bring it back - but can they?
You know what’s better than a new game? A cheap game. Because yes, not everyone has upwards of R800 or more to throw down on a new game, money which could be better spent on food or more alcohol to help me actually drown the memory of the time that I spent that much cash on a game that I didn’t actually like. F***ing Brink. Never again, never again dammit. Moving on, Xbox is bringing back their Ultimate Sale from tomorrow, according to a leak. Here’s what you can find, for cheap cheap.
Sony has released its financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year, much like everyone else has been doing lately. In the period between 1 September and 31 December, Sony had some surprisingly positive results in the gaming divisions, resulting in some improved predictions.
There’s going to be a new Call of Duty this year because of course there’s going to be one. Activision has been steadily whipping their studios to keep their mega millions franchise alive, so it’s just a matter of time before we hear about the next instalment. That seemingly came from Microsoft yesterday – before they pulled the old one eighty again.
There are a ton of differences between the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. For starters, I could barely drop a concussion on Geoff with the current 360 model, but the Xbox One is a blunt force trauma inflictor of note thanks to some rugged design and the fact that it’s the size of a VW Beetle. One thing that the two consoles do have in common, however? Avatars. Xbox avatars have been around for many a year now, with the current crop migrating onto the Xbox One. But they could be in for an upgrade soon.
The business of November has finally simmered down and the video game industry is just about ready to call it a year. But not until the Video Game Awards take place this week, with a number of games taking to the stage and handful of new ones ready to make their debut. But Microsoft have seemingly closed shop already, confirming that nothing new will be shown at the event.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is out next week. That sort of bundle is perfect for me, as I have only ever finished the first game. Single player is one thing though. The Halo multiplayer is what firmly cemented the popularity of the franchise. The developers of the collection have just announced the Halo Championship Series, an official Halo eSports league.
Four men were recently arrested for smuggling a large amount of cocaine - thousands of grams in fact. This sort of thing, sadly, is not unheard of. What makes this particular story different though? The culprits smuggled their goods by means of an original Xbox.
rAge seems to go in waves - some years it is absolutely excellent and other years I can get through the whole expo in a couple hours. This year, there are a ton of awesome games playable on the various stands, and you won't want to miss them.
Before the local release of the PlayStation 4, we featured a series of articles looking into the history of PlayStation – so why not give it another go on the eve of the Xbox One’s local release? Let’s take a brief look at the history of the console that started it all for the Xbox brand.
You know what I hate? Console wars. It’s just gamers arguing for days, months, or even years - trying to prove that their console is the best of the best. Master Race jokes aside, can’t we all just agree that we as gamers are winners? We are part of a thriving industry for crying out loud, and we are spoilt in terms of choice. I miss the good old days, where smashing a console determined… wait, what?
Game streaming is all the rage. Steam lets you stream your own games from your desktop to your TV, but more ambitious folk like OnLive and the now Sony-owned Gaikai are planning to stream games straight to compatible devices over the internet. According to unsourced, unverified reports on Neowin, Microsoft is planning on doing the same – but going a step further, by beaming games to your browser.
Marketing hype can resort to all kinds of strange tactics. I love it in the States where the WWE has breakfast cereal tie-in and everything is all about the product placement. With the investment in Destiny, is it getting a fragrance, too?
Hey there girls and kittens. It’s that time again. The time for free games. And really, I see no downside with getting a little skip row row with my Xbox Live subscription. The last few offerings from the house over on Microsoft hill have been rather solid. Here’s what’s arriving in September.