Evolve Xbox One Exclusive Open Beta is Now Playable

Evolve Xbox One

Just in time for the long weekend, Xbox One owners can now download and play the Evolve Xbox One Open Beta. 2K Games made the beta available yesterday, but ongoing Xbox Live issues made it a challenge to actually play. Apparently those issues have been resolved, meaning the Evolve Xbox One exclusive Open Beta is now playable. The Evolve Xbox One exclusive Open Beta runs through Monday, January 19 at 11pm EST / 8pm PST. The game's also available now for pre-purchase through the Xbox Games Store on Xbox One. Players … [Read more...]

Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Will Hit All PlayStation, Xbox Consoles

Battlefield Hardline

Electronic Arts has tweaked the Battlefied model for the franchise's next chapter, turning it from a war-driven game to one more akin to cops and robbers. Skeptics wanted to get into the original Battlefield Hardline beta to see how it works, but its platform exclusivity let only a few try it out. That's about to change, as EA announced the Battlefield Hardline Open Beta will be available on all platforms. EA did not announce when the Battlefield Hardline Open Beta will go live. But whenever it does go online, the … [Read more...]

Grim Fandango Remastered PS4 Pre-Orders Launch on PSN

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Though the Grim Fandango Remastered PS4 game won't launch for two weeks, Double Fine Productions has launched pre-orders today for the updated 16-year-old game. You should be able to find the Grim Fandango Remastered PS4 pre-orders available now via the PlayStation Network. Grim Fandango Remastered will be available for PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac and Linux as well. All platforms' version of the game will launch on January 27. Because it's also available on PS Vita, Grim Fandango Remastered will be listed on PSN as … [Read more...]

Samsung Smart TVs Get PlayStation Now Game Streaming Service

Samsung TVs PlayStation Now

Sony's apparently sold enough PlayStation 4 consoles. It doesn't need to sell any more, and will instead focus on offering PlayStation videogames through competitors' devices. Competitors in the TV space, that is. At CES last week Sony announced that Samsung Smart TVs will be able to stream videogames directly via Sony's PlayStation Now service. Samsung and Sony have been bitter rivals in the TV battle, but the companies have come together to enable owners of a variety of 2015-model-year Samsung Smart TVs to play … [Read more...]

Street Fighter 5 is Exclusive to PlayStation 4, Says Capcom

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The third-party results of Sony selling so many PlayStation 4 consoles are starting to take shape one year later. Capcom has announced that Street Fighter 5 will be console exclusive to the PS4, though it will also appear on Windows PC. Adding insult to injury for Xbox One owners, the PS4 and PC versions will support cross-platform online multiplayer. Capcom first showed off Street Fighter 5 at PSX (PlayStation Experience) in December, and the exclusivity news got the PlayStation-loving crowds frothing. To a … [Read more...]

Tetris Ultimate PS4 and Xbox One Versions Now Available

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Amid the crush of high-profile games shipped for the holidays, the release of a Tetris Ultimate PS4 and Xbox One game may have been overlooked. Owners of a next-gen system should overlook it no longer, though, as the game costs only $9.99 and supports four-player action. The Tetris Ultimate PS4 and Xbox One version includes six gameplay modes, each of which supports solo and competitive multiplayer action for up to four players. First up is Battle Mode, in which players must knock-out other challengers to be the … [Read more...]

Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Details Launch with Multiplayer Beta

Halo 5 Guardians

With the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta now underway, Microsoft has shared the first details about the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition sets. Yes, that's plural. The Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition will come in two flavors, one of which costs almost as much as a new console. The first of the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition sets is a $99.99 version that includes the core Halo 5 game, a poster that's only available for all fans who pre-order Halo 5, new digital content to enhance Spartan combat, and several … [Read more...]

Wii U Owners Can Now Watch Crunchyroll Anime and Manga on TV

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If you're a fan of anime and manga, you're likely familiar with the Crunchyroll app. If you own a Nintendo Wii U, now you can watch Crunchyroll directly on your TV via a new Wii U app. The new Crunchyroll app on Wii U has been populated with more than 25,000 episodes of anime, manga and Asian dramas. Any Wii U owner with a broadband Internet connection can use the Crunchyroll Wii U app to access those episodes. It'll take quite a while to watch them, however. The content totals more than 15,000 hours of licensed … [Read more...]

New Far Cry 4 DLC Escape from Durgesh Prison Coming January 13

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If you've been enjoying Ubisoft's latest Far Cry expeditions in the Himalayas, you'll be pleased to know a new batch of Far Cry 4 DLC Escape from Durgesh Prison is coming to the game in less than one month. The Far Cry 4 DLC, a unique sort of "time trial" for the first-person shooter, will release January 13 on PS4 and Xbox One. In Escape from Durgesh Prison, Far Cry 4 characters Ajay and Hurk wake up after being captured, tortured and stripped of their weapons in Yuma's prison. Thrown in the dangerous world of Kyrat … [Read more...]

New Skylanders Light and Dark Elements Coming via Expansion Packs

Skylanders Knight Light

The Skylanders franchise has long been popular among kids and families, with a few new gameplay elements being added with each new entry in the series. Now Activision is actually adding new Elements -- note the capital "e" -- via new Skylanders Light and Dark elements that are coming through some new retail expansion packs. Our editor first saw hints of the new Skylanders Light and Dark elements during his hands-on preview time at Toys for Bob earlier this year. But while he could his fellow staffers about it, we … [Read more...]