Today was the day… the day millions of Xbox One owners were waiting for: the release of Titanfall. All this waiting, only to get home to find that the always-reliable Xbox Live has let them down. Although it’s not as big of a deal as some Twitter reactions may say, it really brings into question the legitimacy of always-onlineRead more
NBA Live 14 brings the basketball game series back to the court with impressive graphics, detailed player controls, and familiar EA Sports enhancements. Players get a wide range of experiences ranging from the extensive Dynasty levels to the special buzzbeater Moments (one is five seconds long).
First and Third Person shooter fans can enjoy a video game paradise with two new downloadable content (DLC) packs. First up, the Call of Duty®: Ghosts Onslaught DLC, already available on Xbox One and Xbox 360, releases for PC, PS4 and PS3. The available Season Pass offers a nice advantage for a price break where players get Onslaught and the
So here’s a sweet deal for those of you looking to purchase an Xbox One. Microsoft is now offering an Xbox One Titanfall bundle, which includes the Xbox One, a digital download of Titanfall, and a month of Xbox Live; all for the price of your standard Xbox One. This almost makes me wish I wasn’t an early adopter.Read more
Action-RPG Sacred crashed onto the scene in 2004 – literally! It was unstable and buggy, but promising enough and with great support, and it hooked an audience. Sacred 2 continued to advance the genre, but since Deep Silver took over the Sacred license in 2009 little has been heard. Now we have release info – Sacred 3 arrives this summer!Read more
Titanfall’s developer, Respawn, held a media event last week in London, but there was an embargo on all video and impressions that expired yesterday. You can guess what happened yesterday as TONS of videos and commentary showing footage from this weekend’s beta build flooded the interwebs. Past the break, you’ll find a few choice links for your viewing pleasure.
Respawn has just opened up Titanfall Beta testing signups on the PC and Xbox One; apologies to those with an Xbox 360. Titanfall’s website says that seats in the Beta are limited and if chosen, you’ll be emailed with further information “no later than 11:59 PM PST on Feb 17th.” Sign up at Titanfall’s website for a chance to play!Read more
In 1998 I got Thief as a birthday present. It presented a morally ambiguous first-person world with choices and freedom, and the ability to sneak around the world in a way no game had ever done before. The sequels were excellent. Now we get a ‘reboot’ of the series – and a trailer to tell us what to expect.Read more
Are you excited for Titanfall to be released on Xbox One and PC on March 11th? So am I! I cannot legally say whether or not I took part in the Alpha test, but there is a Beta test on the way! Respawn tweeted today that Beta test details will be announced sometime early next week, so stay tuned!Read more
If you’ve been looking for a sturdy Windows Phone, it’s tough to go wrong with this Nokia 920. Sure it’s a little over a year old and no longer on the AT&T best-seller list, but it’s built like a tank, sports a great camera, is carrier unlocked, and it can be yours for $199 (refurbished) via this eBay link.
Amazon has this AT&T Lumia 520 Go Phone (prepaid ) for $49. It’s hard to beat the price for a smartphone which also provides access to XBox Music, email, web browsing and maps. If you’re on AT&T, you might pick one up if for no other reason then you’ll never have to worry about it being stolen.
After some initial bumps in the launch road where their application was unavailable for a little while, Beats Music appears to be back to accepting new members. The initial free trial period is 7 days though AT&T customers can obtain a 30 day or 3 month trial at no cost provided the fee is billed to your AT&T account.
It seems everyone who reviews Windows Phone 8 loves it, they just “aren’t in love with it”. And Nokia Q4 2013 sales figures show a product category limping so badly it couldn’t eek out a sales gain during the recent holiday quarter. No doubt Microsoft will keep pushing Windows Phone, but is that enough?Read more
I’ve loved video game trading site Goozex for more than 7 years since it launched in 2006. Initially it grew quickly as an alternative to paltry trade-ins handed out by GameStop or the cumbersome trade mechanics of early trade-site GameTZ. Goozex acted as middleman on millions of trades, but industry shifts doomed trading and now Goozex appears closed for good.Read more
2K and Bethesda will offer duo packs for players who missed Borderlands 2 and Dishonored or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and BioShock Infinite for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. These treasures will cost $29.99 each (North America only) and include the base games without any downloadable content (DLC). This special team-up team will release February 11, 2014.
Technology Predictions for 2014 are here and it’s a predictable theme - new ways to offer the most popular tech. We put a lot of value in technology and media, so we don’t feel important unless we’re doing something with it…and quickly. Here are some predictions for tech trends in 2014.
I woke up to a very exciting email this morning, as it appears that Respawn and EA are opening up the highly anticipated Titanfall to a limited public Alpha test on the Xbox One console. The email invited me to apply to Alpha test Titanfall using my EA Origin account. You can apply for the Alpha yourself at Titanfall’s websiteRead more
Need For Speed Rivals challenges your reaction times, satisfies exploration desires, and increases thrill tolerances in an amazing open-world racing game, the twentieth in the series from Electronic Arts. Developed by Ghost and Criterion Games, Need For Speed Rivals, blends the single and multiplayer modes into a seamless experience with endless progression possibilities, weapon abilities, and constant challenges.Read more
As I noted in earlier posts about the upcoming Steam Machines, PCs that run Valve’s Steam OS, the gaming PCs were expected in 2014. Thankfully that’s coming true as CyberPowerPC has announced that it will have two Steam Machines on the market in the second half of 2014. You can check out the full press release, here.Read more
I was really hoping to be blown away by the Xbox One’s “next-gen ness”, and although it has its flaws, the Xbox One is a fantastic gaming console. While the Xbox One may not amaze you right away, Microsoft’s new gaming and home entertainment console will prove that it’s an impressive step forward from the Xbox 360.
UbiSoft’s Just Dance 2014 lets players use the PlayStation 4 camera or PS Move controllers for another memorable interactive experience in this popular game series. Have fun and stay fit with great music from various genres and time periods. Rhythm helps, but learning is just as fun in this fifth installment in the main game series.Read more
343 Industries and Vanguard Games have developed a special Christmas Eve present for Xbox One owners - Halo: Spartan Assault. This surprise release will be the first appearance from this popular game series on the Xbox One. Previously released on PC, this third-person shooter features a “top-down” perspective, 25 single player missions, five “Operation Hydra” missions, additional content, and achievements.
The Sony PlayStation 4 is here. At $399, the PlayStation 500 GB console, a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller, a micro-USB cable for charging the DUALSHOCK®4 controller, a Mono-headset for voice chat, a power cable, HDMI cable and vouchers for the PlayStation Plus servicesRead more
I never thought I needed a special accessory to play First Person Shooter (FPS) games, until now. The HipShotDot is a tiny red LED light that’s plugged into your console or computer’s USB port. The LED enhances your view of your weapons crosshairs in order to improve accuracy and reaction time. HipShotDot is a brand new product retailing for $29.99.Read more
The Xbox One has launched with the black 500 GB console, wireless controller, Kinect sensor, and wired chat communicator. This “all-in-one entertainment system” has plenty of exclusive game releases out now and on the way plus some free downloads and affordable games for owners of Microsoft’s next-gen console packaged in several bundles with several Xbox One games.