Kinect Sports Rivals Review

Kinect Sports Rivals

One of the biggest selling points of the Xbox One, at least to hear Microsoft tell the story, is the console's inclusion of the Kinect 2.0 hardware. Unlike the PS4, which has an optional (e.g. "added cost" camera), the Kinect 2.0 sensor comes bundled with every Xbox One. Voice commands seemed the peripheral's primary function at launch, as only Ubisoft's Fighter Within really leveraged the Kinect's gesture-recognition at launch (and failed -- read our review). Going into this Kinect Sports Rivals review, I knew the first-party game basically … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Facebook Buying Oculus Rift is Bad for Gaming

Oculus VR Virtual Reality

When news surfaced about Facebook buying Oculus Rift, the technology that's most advanced virtual reality recently, the Internet spontaneously combusted. Message boards lit up with claims of Oculus VR (Rift's creators) selling out to The Man or, worse yet, of Oculus founders using altruistic Kickstarter backers to generate ROI for institutional investors. A few Oculus staffers even reported death threats. The Web's since died down a bit, giving us time to consider what Facebook buying Oculus Rift really means. And folks, it means bad … [Read more...]

Alien Isolation Release Date for PS4, Xbox One Unveiled

Alien: Isolation

In space, no one can hear you scream. At least with Alien: Isolation, gamers now know when they'll be able to hear retailers scream "the ship date is here." SEGA today announced the Alien Isolation release date as October 7, 2014. Alien: Isolation will be available for Xbox One and PS4, as well as Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. SEGA's announcement of the Alien Isolation release date implies the game will ship for all systems simultaneously. Click the following link to pre-order Alien Isolation from Amazon to ensure you get the game once it's … [Read more...]

Assassin’s Creed Unity Game Video has PS4, Xbox One Only

Assassin's Creed Unity

Now that's how you unveil a new Assassin's Creed game. Just as Ubisoft was riding high with buzz about Watch Dogs, the publisher came out of nowhere to release an Assassin's Creed Unity game video that showcased its upcoming next-gen-exclusive Assassin's Creed game. Pre-orders have just opened up, so we highly recommend placing your pre-order Assassin's Creed Unity from Amazon ASAP. Judging by the footage in the Assassin's Creed Unity game video, the visuals will be every bit as high-definition and gorgeous as we've come to expect from the … [Read more...]

PS4 Outselling Xbox One Due to “Swing Gamers,” Says Study

PS4 vs Xbox One

The PS4 vs. Xbox One battle has been raging since the next-gen consoles debuted in November 2013. Sony has laughed the loudest, with its PS4 outselling Xbox One by about a two-to-one margin last time sales data were released. Sony claimed more than 6 million PS4s shipped worldwide, while Microsoft noted 3 million Xbox Ones sold the last time it reported sales. That was more than two months ago, though, and since then the momentum has swung in Microsoft's favor. First, Microsoft went on the PR offensive, increasing the visibility of its Xbox … [Read more...]

PlayStation Plus April 2014 Free Games List is Impressive

PlayStation Store PS Store

Sony's coming out of GDC with some body blows. First the company fired back at Microsoft's wave of positive Xbox One PR with a list of hundreds of PS4 games on the way in 2014. Now Sony's taken the wraps off its PlayStation Plus April 2014 free games roster. The official list of PlayStation Plus April 2014 free games spans both the PS3 and the PS4, and it's safe to say that the PS Plus April lineup is one of the better ones we've seen. Sony and Microsoft fans have been duking it out for months now in the debate of whether the Xbox Games with … [Read more...]

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Delayed on Xbox One Now Online

Battlefield 4

With the Call of Duty Ghosts championships going on this weekend, its chief competition, Battlefield 4, needed a bit of good news. It got the opposite, as news has spread that the Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC delayed a bit for Xbox One. DICE, the developer, also delayed the PC version. In announcing that the Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC delayed, DICE said: "We have delayed the PC version of Naval Strike because we are concerned that the combination of the pack and planned PC updates would increase performance issues on mid-range to … [Read more...]

Watch Dogs Release Date for PS4, Xbox One Coming in May

Watch Dogs

The original Watch Dogs release date for PS4 and Xbox One was supposed to be at the launch of both next-gen consoles. In fact, a pre-release glance at Amazon PS4 pre-orders showed the Watch Dogs PS4 bundle as the most popular choice. Then Ubisoft delayed Watch Dogs, setting the early-adopter crowd into a forehead-scrunching depression. Now the game publisher has taken us back to the height of the emotional roller coaster, announcing the Watch Dogs release date as May 27 for both systems. Watch Dogs will be available worldwide on May 27 for … [Read more...]

Worms Battlegrounds – One of First Xbox One ID@Xbox Games

Xbox One Console

The Worms franchise has been one of the most long-standing series in videogames, though it doesn't have the same recognition as Mario, Tetris or Pac-Man. The latest entry, Worms Battlegrounds, has been announced for Xbox One and PS4. Team17 said it's slated to release later this year. Coming out of GDC, though, the more newsworthy part of Worms Battlegrounds announcement is that it's going to be one of the first self-published games as part of the ID@Xbox program. Team17, a veteran indie British publisher, is one of the ID@Xbox program … [Read more...]

Titanfall Review Scores for Xbox One “Above Average”

Titanfall Xbox One

The first Titanfall review scores for Xbox One are coming in this morning, just as Xbox One owners want to know whether the first post-launch blockbuster is worth their next-gen dollars. By all accounts it is. Although it's still early and many reviewers are still digging into the game, the initial Titanfall review scores for Xbox One are averaging 87.59% according to GameRankings. If Titanfall were in school, that score would equate to a solid B, maybe even a B+. In other words, Titanfall is an "above average" game as of this writing. (As … [Read more...]