Ubisoft Reveals The Crew Closed Beta Dates for Xbox One and PS4

The Crew

Ever since Ubisoft announced a closed beta for The Crew was coming to the next-gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One gamers have wanted to know The Crew Closed Beta dates so they could set aside the requisite time. Today we got that information, as The Crew Closed Beta is racing toward us much faster than expected. The Crew Closed Beta dates are Nov. 6-10, a five-day span that will be identical on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Anyone who wishes to pre-order The Crew in North America is guaranteed access to The Crew … [Read more...]

College Football Playoff Committee Bracket Week 10 Results

Oregon Ducks Marcus Mariota

The College Football Playoff Committee bracket week 10 results are in, and the SEC has predictably owned the first-ever college football playoff bracket. But Tide fans, look out: Alabama's not even in the top five. History's first College Football Playoff poll showed Mississippi State in the top spot, an expected placement considering the Bulldogs' No.1 ranking in every other poll. The Bulldogs were followed in the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee bracket by Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss. In an … [Read more...]

Sunset Overdrive Review

Sunset Overdrive screen

A quick Sunset Overdrive review shows several elements pointing in the Xbox One's political favor. For instance, Sunset Overdrive was developed by Insomniac Games, whose history of first-party exclusives falls in Sony's camp and makes this Xbox One-exclusive shooter a shot across the PS4 maker's bow. Insomniac's game is also hitting around the Xbox One's first anniversary, making it a high-profile release for a console that needs some positive attention right about now. But is that attention warranted? We're gamers, … [Read more...]

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...]