Xbox One ESL App Launches, Enables Online Tournaments

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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...]

Samurai Warriors 4 Slashes its Way onto PlayStation 4, PS3

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Say what you will about tactical and strategy games on a console, but the Samurai Warriors franchise has sold more than 34 units worldwide. It's safe to say that the release of Samurai Warriors 4 today for PlayStation 4 and PS3 will see its share of celebratory high fives. Samurai Warriors 4 also marks the first time the franchise has appeared on a next-gen console. Xbox One owners are out of luck, as are Xbox 360 ones, though the Samurai Warriors franchise has always performed (and sold) better on … [Read more...]

Project CARS Release Date Delayed to March 2015

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The racing game genre on PS4 has taken a few hits recently, most notably the server troubles suffered by DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition and the corresponding delay of the non-PS Plus edition. With the Project CARS release date delayed by four months, as Bandai Namco announced today, there's yet another racing-game speed bump. The delay effects Xbox One owners as well. Originally the Project CARS release date was scheduled for November 18. Today Bandai Namco announced it has delayed the release date until March … [Read more...]

PlayStation PS Plus November 2014 Games in Play

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PlayStation 3, PS4 and PS Vita owners still have two weeks to download the PlayStation Plus October 2014 free games, but rumors have already begun about what's on tap for the PlayStation Plus November 2014 lineup. The latest PS Plus November 2014 free game discussions include a few that players have wanted for some time, but one title appears to have been confirmed. The free game that's seemingly been confirmed for the PS Plus November 2014 program is The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Produced by Nicalis Inc., The … [Read more...]

Far Cry 4 Season Pass to Include New PvP Mode

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Ubisoft has shed light on the pricing and downloadable add-on content for the Far Cry 4 Season Pass, including information about a new player-versus-player (PvP) multiplayer mode. The Far Cry 4 Season Pass will include several new missions that can be played either individually or in co-op mode. That also means the content will be eligible for the Keys to Kyrat mode on PS4, which allows owners of the game to "share" the game for an hour with a friend to play through missions, even if that person doesn't own Far Cry 4 … [Read more...]

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Launch Trailer Hits Early

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COD: Advanced Warfare is still two weeks away from its release date, a wait that's unbearable for millions of hardcore Call of Duty gamers. Fortunately, the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare launch trailer has leaked onto YouTube a bit early, giving us all a glimpse into more Call of Duty Advanced Warfare gameplay video. COD Advanced Warfare introduces a new exoskeleton to the Call of Duty gameplay toolbox, mimicking Titanfall to a certain degree. But frankly, there were only a few more places Call of Duty could go, and … [Read more...]

Assassin’s Creed Producer Leaves Ubisoft

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One of Ubisoft's most public faces, Jade Raymond, has left the company after 10 years. According to a statement from Ubisoft, Raymond and Ubisoft have "agreed to pursue future opportunities separately." Raymond's departure from Ubisoft comes at an interesting but logical time, as Assassin's Creed Unity is wrapping up production and will ship soon for PS4 and Xbox One. Such departures aren't new to the industry, so hearing that the Assassin's Creed producer leaves Ubisoft doesn't mean the franchise is or will be in … [Read more...]

Watch Super Smash Bros. Wii U Live Stream on Thursday

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With 700,000+ gamers having purchased Super Smash Bros. for 3DS -- and thousands having already entered our free Super Smash Bros. 3DS giveaway -- it's safe to say Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is on Nintendo fans' radar. For those fans, Nintendo itself is hosting a free Super Smash Bros. Wii U live stream this Thursday to show the game in action. The Super Smash Bros. Wii U live stream is part of the company's next Nintendo Direct session. These Nintendo Direct presentations are essentially a "state of the state" for … [Read more...]

HBO Go on Xbox One In Testing Phases: Report

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Millions of HBO subscribers use the HBO Go app and live streaming service to catch-up on old movies, TV series (like Game of Thrones) and other HBO programs ranging from live boxing to the Real Sex series. Unless they own an Xbox One, that is. HBO Go on Xbox One hasn't yet released. It appears that may soon be changing. Microsoft announced this summer that 45 new Xbox one entertainment apps would release before the end of 2014, but some of the largest haven't yet seen the light of day. One of those is HBO Go on Xbox … [Read more...]

PlayStation Store September 2014 Revenue Sets Record

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In the PS4 vs Xbox One sales battle, analysts, media and fans pay attention to straight-up console sales figures. Today Sony announced a new line of battle on the digital-sales front, saying the PlayStation Store September 2014 revenue set an all-time PSN record for Sony Computer Entertainment America. SCEA's PlayStation Store September 2014 revenue was buoyed by Destiny, which was one of, if not the, most-hyped games of 2014. You can read our Destiny review here. According to Sony's internal revenue figures, Destiny … [Read more...]