Apple Q3 iPad Sales Show Game Consoles are Still Fringe

PS4 vs. Xbox One

Have you ever felt like you're yelling into the wind? You have if you've been involved in any "flame war" related to PS4 vs Xbox One sales or the consoles' technical specs. The yelling is always overblown, and the disagreement is universally pointless. And never has that pointlessness been so evident than in investors' sentiment over Apple Q3 iPad sales. The Cupertino company reported Apple Q3 iPad sales in the 12 million unit range, while consumers bought approximately 39 million iPhones. Those totals led to … [Read more...]

Xbox One ESL App Launches, Enables Online Tournaments

Xbox One controller

One of the Xbox platform's biggest strengths has been the Xbox Live community and seamless online multiplayer. Even Microsoft recognizes there's room to improve, as do several vendors, which helps explain today's launch of the Xbox One ESL app. The Xbox One ESL app enables competitive console players in Europe and North America to connect directly through Xbox Live. At its launch today, the Xbox One ESL app supports only players and tournaments in those two regions. Both ESL and Microsoft plan to expand the … [Read more...]

Sunset Overdrive Pre-Loading Goes Live for Xbox One

Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac Games is no stranger to non-PlayStation platforms in light of their multiplatform shooter Fuse, but it's still wild to see Sunset Overdrive as an Xbox One exclusive. Although the Sunset Overdrive release date is still a ways out (Oct. 28), Sunset Overdrive pre-loading has now gone live for Xbox One owners. Announcement of Sunset Overdrive being available for pre-loading accompanied news that the game has gone gold. Xbox One owners who take advantage of Sunset Overdrive pre-loading for the Day One Digital … [Read more...]

2K Spills WWE 2K15 DLC and Season Pass Details

WWE 2K15 PS4 Xbox One

You may not know what to do when certain 23-inch pythons run wild on you, but we all know what to do with a wrestling video game. So does 2K Sports, which today released the first WWE 2K15 DLC and Season Pass details for its upcoming WWE wrestling game. The WWE 2K15 DLC and Season Pass will include three new storylines playable in 2K Showcase, the game’s story-driven single-player campaign. Along with those storylines the DLC will include new moves and new playable WWE, WCW and NXT Superstars. WWE Diva Paige will … [Read more...]

Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review

Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Blu-ray

Much to my daughter's delight, the Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Blu-ray has finally arrived. Some Disney princesses have more class, some are better singers, and others have grander clothes. But no princess better captures the youthful naivete of little wanna-be princesses than Aurora, better known in most circles as Sleeping Beauty. Plus, she wears pink. Disney's marketing department is generally on its game, and the Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Blu-ray is no different. The movie may be called "Sleeping … [Read more...]

Destiny Review (Xbox One)

Destiny screenshot

It's unfair to judge a game's ability to live up to the hype, so I'll go to great lengths in this Destiny review to not fall into that trap. Destiny is Bungie's first non-Halo game since the launch of the first Xbox. It's a new franchise Activision committed to supporting well into the next decade. And it's Bungie's first multiplatform title since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Expectations were predictably sky high. But let's put those aside for a moment and judge the game based on its merits alone. Destiny is fun but … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead Pinball Review

The Walking Dead Pinball

It would seem unfair to say a The Walking Dead Pinball review could only come from fans of the TV show. Yet considering everyone seems to be a fan to begin with, that doesn't exactly put limitations on things. The Walking Dead has taken American zombie lovers by storm, but seeing a pinball table based on the show is still a bit surprising. Luckily, the team at Zen Studios knows what it's doing and has crafted one of its finest tables to date. The Walking Dead Pinball table has the unique distinction of having … [Read more...]

What’s Included in Destiny Patch 1.0.2?

Destiny screenshot

Destiny has been called by some as "just a Halo clone," while others say it's much more. Either way, it's undeniable that Destiny thrives in the multiplayer setting, which means Bungie needs to make some tweaks as time goes by to balance and fine-tune the game's performance. The next batch of tweaks come this week in the form of an official Destiny patch. What's included in Destiny patch 1.0.2 doesn't seem too major on the surface, but the minor updates will keep the game balanced. In some cases, the updates seem … [Read more...]

The List of Villains You Can Trap in Skylanders Trap Team

Skylanders Trap Team Chef Pepperjack

In some extended hands-on time with Skylanders Trap Team last week we played the new Kaos Doom Challenge and several full levels that left the impression that the level designs are much improved. We also left the Toys for Bob studio with a few pieces of Trap Team gold. One of which is the almost complete list of villains you can trap in Skylanders Trap Team. Trapping villains is the new mechanic in this year's Skylanders entry. Using one of the new elementally aligned traps, players can "suck" any of the 40+ bosses … [Read more...]

What’s New in the Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Mode?

Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Mode Marvel

The Disney infinity 2.0 release date is just around the corner (Sept. 23), and we've heard a lot about the toys and characters. The franchises and their associated characters are so important, in fact, that Disney has given the game a "Marvel Super Heroes" subhead even though plenty of other characters will be available. But toys and franchises aside, what's new in the Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Mode? After all, that's where most gamers will spend the majority of their time, no matter the toy they place on the … [Read more...]