Free Game Giveaway: Skylanders Trap Team Xbox One Starter Pack Contest

Skylanders Trap Team Villain Hood Sickle

Few family games this year have captured kids' attention like Skylanders Trap Team. Though the game isn't without its hiccups (read our Skylanders Trap Team review), kids have flocked to Trap Team like bees to honey. As a result, we parents have been left to find cheap Skylanders toys on Amazon in hopes of saving some money. We thought we'd alleviate some of that pain by hosting a free Skylanders Trap Team Xbox One Starter Pack contest. The Skylanders Trap Team Xbox One Starter Pack includes the new Traptanium Portal … [Read more...]

FIFA 15 Review

FIFA 15 Review

Yearly sports games are often criticized for either over-compensating changes or not changing enough (besides rosters). FIFA 15 is guilty of neither. Major problems that have plagued the franchise for years finally see their end as the game makes a major move toward realism. Animations Animations have been a growing part of the FIFA series. They are the source of great looks and awful frustrations. FIFA 14 had the most animations of all the games when it came out. When you would press a command button, it resulted … [Read more...]

Second Games with Gold November 2014 Xbox 360 Game Now Live

Xbox 360

While Xbox One owners continue to have access to the same two Games with Gold November 2014 free games, there's a new Games with Gold November 2014 Xbox 360 title available today. Gone is Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, and online now is Red Faction: Guerilla. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise was the free Games with Gold Xbox 360 game from Nov. 1 through Nov. 15. Starting yesterday, November 16, Red Faction: Guerilla was available for free to all Xbox 360 owners who are Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Red Faction: … [Read more...]

Sony Black Friday 2014 Ad: PS4 Bundle with Two Free Games

PS4 DualShock 4 controller

Until today, no Black Friday 2014 ad had shown much movement on PlayStation 4 pricing for the holidays. While the core price of the PS4 doesn't appear to be changing, Sony has announced two incredible PS4 bundles that each include two free games. And they're doozies. Sony's Black Friday 2014 ad, which you can see here on Sony's official Flickr page, shows two different PS4 bundles with two free games each. The first is a GTA 5 PS4 bundle for $399.99 that also includes The Last of Us Remastered. The second is a PS4 … [Read more...]

Sony Announces PlayStation Price Drop for Black Friday, Holidays

PlayStation 3 PS3

With Black Friday 2014 sales now less than two weeks away, gamers have been waiting to see whether Sony would announce a special PS4 Black Friday deal, bundle or price cut. Sony did announce a PlayStation price drop today, though not fully what people were waiting for. Sony announced a special Black Friday and holiday price for the PlayStation TV, which is now $20 to $40 less depending on whether you pick up a bundle or a stand-alone system. The company also announced a PS3 price drop for some specific PlayStation 3 … [Read more...]

Sony PlayStation Vue Cloud TV Service Looks to Kill Cable

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Sony this week took the wraps off a new PlayStation Vue cloud TV service that is scheduled to rollout in the first quarter of 2015. A PlayStation Vue beta will begin this month for select PS4 and PS3 owners, letting console owners be the first ones to determine whether the new Sony PlayStation Vue cloud TV service will be a cable TV killer. Sony is clearly going after cable TV and satellite TV providers with PlayStation Vue. Final pricing and package details will be unveiled sometime in Q1 2015, but the company's … [Read more...]

Sony PS4 Outsells Xbox One Yet Again in October


It shouldn't surprise anyone that sales data for October from NPD Group indicates the Sony PS4 outsells Xbox One yet again. The sales results mark the 12th straight month the PS4 vs Xbox One sales battle has been completely one-sided. Though Microsoft's Xbox One sales have outpaced PS4 sales for the past two weeks, Sony's PS4 outsold the Xbox One in October during a month NPD said "was essentially flat" year over year. The NPD data was specifically for the United States. "These consoles have had a great start, … [Read more...]

Xbox One Sales Have Outpaced PS4 Sales Since the Xbox One Price Drop

Xbox One

Microsoft has said Xbox One sales have outpaced PS4 sales since the company dropped the console's price on Nov. 2. The Xbox One price drop reduced the console's price by $50 and brought down the pricing for all Xbox One bundles by $50 as well. Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's Corporate VP of Devices and Studios, announced that "Xbox One sales in the U.S. have more than tripled" compared to the previous week before the console had gotten its $50 holiday discount. Mehdi also said Xbox One sales have outpaced PS4 sales during … [Read more...]

Ubisoft Ships Tetris Ultimate 3DS for Nintendo’s Handheld


Just in time for some Thanksgiving puzzle-solving fun, Ubisoft has shipped Tetris Ultimate 3DS. Nintendo 3DS owners can now stack blocks to their heart's content. Tetris Ultimate 3DS is available in stores in cartridge-based form for $29.99. If you're open to downloading it digitally through the Nintendo eShop, you can get it for $19.99. Tetris Ultimate 3DS includes seven gameplay modes, including a new single-player Challenge mode. These modes can be played offline by up to 10 friends, or online by eight … [Read more...]

Super Smash Bros Wii U Pre-Loading Now Available

Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo today gave Wii U owners a bit of good news, saying they don't have to wait to download Super Smash Bros Wii U. However, the bad news is that they won't be able to play it yet. Super Smash Bros. Wii U pre-loading has gone live today, though Wii U owners still have to wait until Nov. 21 to play it. Effective immediately, Wii U owners can pre-purchase Super Smash Bros Wii U directly from the Nintendo eShop or via a download code purchased from participating retailers. Would-be owners can then register the code … [Read more...]