Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance to Appear in The Witcher 3

What do you get when you cross Game of Thrones, one of TV's biggest hits, with The Witcher 3, one of E3's biggest stars and a next-gen RPG everyone on Earth seems to want? You get a crazy opportunity to see fanboys froth at the mouth. Reason: Charles Dance, who's famous for his role in Game of Thrones, is providing the voice of Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you don't know why it's big news for Charles Dance to Appear in The Witcher 3, you should know that Dance is an actor and screenwriter known for his roles in … [Read more...]

Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition and Day One Details

One of the Xbox One launch titles Microsoft has touted since Day One has been Forza Motorsport 5, a racing game exclusive to the company's next-gen console. Microsoft pulled out all the promotional stops at E3, and now eight weeks later, the company has revealed the first details for the Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition and Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition. Both of them are available for pre-order starting today. With multiple car packs, VIP membership privileges, and packed-in content, the Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition is the … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Perks – The List So Far (and Effects)

Call of Duty: Ghosts perks

With the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal now in the can, a whole host of questions are entering gamers' minds. Things like the number of new weapons (30), the number of new kill streaks (20), and the list of all the Call of Duty: Ghosts perks in Infinity Ward's next game. Activision has been quite tight-lipped, going so far as to completely hide the available slots in the hands-on multiplayer sessions we participated in during the reveal event. But we still came away with intel about more than one dozen Call of Duty: Ghosts perks. And … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Whiteout Multiplayer Map Impressions

Call of Duty: Ghosts Whiteout multiplayer map

Throughout its Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal event, Activision talked about the importance of having a memorable game world. Much of the commentary revolved around gamers customizing their worlds and making them their own, which COD: Ghosts certainly allows. But after playing through three of the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer maps, including Octane and Strikezone, it’s clear that Activision has made the pre-fabricated maps equally memorable. And of the three we played today, the Call of Duty: Ghosts Whiteout multiplayer map was by … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Strikezone Multiplayer Map Impressions

Call of Duty: Ghosts Strikezone multiplayer map

Activision showed several maps during its Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer reveal event, giving attendees a taste of the different sizes, layouts and environments that are in store when the game ships this November. Some environments felt thoroughly abandoned, while others felt almost alive. One Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer map, Strikezone, felt like an interesting combination of the two, almost as if it was preparing to welcome an entire population back to town at the drop of a hat. Strikezone is a medium-sized map, which means it … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Octane Multiplayer Map Impressions

Call of Duty: Ghosts Octane multiplayer map

We had the good fortune to play through three different multiplayer maps at the Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal event. For five hours, we lived, breathed and died (repeatedly) COD: Ghosts multiplayer. The maps Activision had on display spanned different sizes and design elements. Of the three maps we played, Octane was the smallest and most intense. The Call of Duty: Ghosts Octane multiplayer map (shown above) is immediately recognizable by its centerpiece landmark, which you’ll see blown up time and again in the Call of Duty … [Read more...]

Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal Live Stream

We're on location for the Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal event in Los Angeles -- and we're far from alone. There are people here from around the world, including at least four from London. Their flight schedule is horrid -- they head back home tomorrow -- but you'd probably love to be in their shoes. Well, now you can, sort of. The video below will let you watch the Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer reveal live stream right here. Hosted by Xbox, the Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer reveal is one of the most anticipated gaming events … [Read more...]

Xbox One No Longer Requires Kinect, Microsoft Confirms

Kinect Xbox One

Microsoft has pulled yet another "Xbox One-80" it seems, confirming that the Xbox One no longer requires Kinect. The Kinect sensor, which will still be included in every Xbox One retail box, can be turned off completely while the Xbox One is still being used. The news comes as yet another reversal of a policy Microsoft originally created when revealing the Xbox One earlier this year. The Kinect sensor will still be required for certain game- and entertainment-related functions, including issuing voice commands in a squad-based shooter or … [Read more...]

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Still Possible, Says Rep

The question "is the Xbox One backwards compatible?" has surfaced many times, with most naysayers saying the new console's AMD processor is incompatible with the programming of current-gen games. During E3, then-Microsoft-executive Don Mattrick also implied Xbox One backwards compatibility wasn't possible, going so far as to say if people wanted to play Xbox 360 games they should buy that console. But Microsoft has changed its course on several issues since then. And an exclusive interview with one Microsoft representative indicates Xbox One … [Read more...]

Xbox One Unboxing Video Shows Power Brick, 4K HDMI Cable

Xbox One console

The Xbox One release date is still three months away, but that hasn't kept Microsoft from releasing an official Xbox One unboxing video that shows exactly what consumers will get when they open their next-gen console for the first time. The video, hosted by Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, was posted to YouTube today. As with all such clips, the Xbox One unboxing video takes viewers step by step as Major Nelson takes a look at what's included in the retail box. Jealous fans who missed-out on placing an Xbox One Day One Edition … [Read more...]