Photo: Xbox One Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Bundle

Xbox One Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Bundle

Microsoft has come out swinging at Gamescom, announcing a slew of exclusives and a new Xbox One Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Bundle. The bundle news in particular is a shot at Sony's exclusive Glacier White PS4 Destiny Bundle, though news of both bundles show just how strong Activision is among the major console manufacturers. The Xbox One Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Bundle looks great, as you can see in the first photo above. Truth be told, the Advanced Warfare console's design is much better than the Titanfall … [Read more...]

Skylanders Trap Team iPad, Tablet Versions Launch Oct. 10

Skylanders Trap Team screen

It was always assumed that Skylanders Trap Team iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablet versions would ship at some point. We just didn't expect to hear that the tablet versions of the next Skylanders game would get the same release date as their console kin. The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available for "a variety of iPadĀ®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets" on Oct. 5 in North America. EU gamers will get their hands on the tablet version Oct. 10, while Australian gamers will be able to play it on Oct. … [Read more...]

Surgeon Simulator PS4 Co-op is Local Only

PS4 DualShock 4 controller

Gamers wanting to take the Surgeon Simulator PS4 co-op experience for a spin will have to do so in the comfort of their own home with friends nearby. The developer today confirmed that the new PS4 simulator supports local co-op multiplayer only. Hearing that the Surgeon Simulator PS4 co-op doesn't support PSN play is a bit surprising. If you're really into simulating surgery, though, you should take it in stride. Real-world doctors don't exactly do that stuff virtually, right? They're all in the same … [Read more...]

Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions to Release Holiday 2014

Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions

In a slightly jaw-dropping moment from Gamescom today, Activision announced it's bringing back the Sierra games label, and that Sierra is working on Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions. Yes, a new version of the triangle-blasting game is on its way. In case that didn't get you pumped enough, Sierra plans to release Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions later this year. Sweet mother of all that's good and pure, that's outstanding news. The first Geometry Wars got its start as a little diversion in Project Gotham Racing 2 for Xbox. … [Read more...]

NBA 2K15 Soundtrack: Listen Online to Full Track List

NBA 2K15 Kevin Durant

2K Sports has unveiled the full track list for the NBA 2K15 soundtrack as curated by Pharrell Williams. The full soundtrack comes in at 27 tracks deep and almost two hours long. We've got the full chart below of all the songs on the NBA 2K15 soundtrack, but 2K Sports has gone one step further. The game publisher has actually put the entire thing online via Spotify. Seeing a track list is one thing, but being able to listen to the NBA 2K15 soundtrack online is a whole new beast. You can listen to the NBA 2K15 … [Read more...]

Space Engineers Xbox One Version Exclusive for 12 Months

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Following its success on Steam, a Space Engineers Xbox One version is coming soon via the ID@Xbox program. Microsoft and Keen Software made the announcement during the Xbox Gamescom press conference. The console version of Space Engineers will be exclusive to Xbox One for one year. Presumably a PS4 version of Space Engineers will release at that point, though it's feasible that after a year the Xbox One, PS4 and PC could see a simultaneous release of Space Engineers 2. Like its PC counterpart, the Space Engineers … [Read more...]

New Nintendo Power-Ups Decals for Walls Include Mario

Nintendo Power-Ups Decals

The wall-decal company called Blik has just launched a new line of Nintendo Power-Ups decals to help big-time Super Mario Bros. fans live-out their dreams of living in a turtle- and pipe-filled world. Power-Ups are add-on decals that can be mixed and matched to create scenes from your favorite old-school Nintendo games. The 24 new Nintendo Power-Ups decals can be used on their own or paired with the existing Nintendo X Blik sets. Blik had previously launched a set of New Super Mario Bros. decals. These 24 new … [Read more...]

Dance Central Spotlight Song List: Not Just 10 Deep

Dance Central Spotlight Xbox One

When the Dance Central Spotlight release date rolls around on Sept. 2, there's bound to be some confusion. And no, it won't be of the "do I skip the first day of school to play the game?" variety. Instead, it'll be around the number of tracks included on the Dance Central Spotlight song list at launch. Out of the box, so to speak, the Dance Central Spotlight song list is only 10 deep. By any standard, particularly a next-gen one, that paltry number could inspire mass hysteria. But here's the thing: those 10 songs … [Read more...]

Video: How Does the PlayStation Now Beta Work?

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"How does the PlayStation Now beta work?" is a question that fewer and fewer PS4 owners have to ask now that the open beta's available to all. Having gone live yesterday, the open beta is bound to see a lot more testers over the weekend and throughout the next several weeks, but there are plenty of people who still haven't tried it out. Fortunately, Sony has released a video overview of the PS Now program, including some specifics on how it works. The PlayStation Now beta is only available to PS4 owners at the … [Read more...]

Scientific Games to Acquire Bally Technologies In Transaction Valued at $5.1 Billion

NEW YORK and LAS VEGAS, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) ("Scientific Games") and Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) ("Bally") today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Scientific Games has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding Bally common stock for $83.30 in cash per share, which represents a 38 percent premium to Bally's closing stock price on July 31, 2014. The aggregate transaction value is approximately $5.1 billion, … [Read more...]