Gaming

Subsidized $99 Xbox 360 is Gone For Good

Microsoft’s innovative plan to sell subsidized video game consoles is now dead. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Microsoft quietly killed its $99 subsidized Xbox 360 offering last July. The offering, introduced back in May 2012 allowed customers to buy a 4GB Xbox 360 console with Kinect bundled in for just $99. The catch was that customers had to …

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Nintendo Offers Free Trial Of Wii Sports Club

Last year, Nintendo tried its hand at free trials with a month long Wii Fit U trial that gave players the opportunity to download the title and try it for free. Now it’s starting a similar promotion for its other fitness focused title. Nintendo announced this morning that Wii Sports Club will be free to download starting March 21 at …

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Mario Golf: World Tour Redefines Water Hazard

Golf punishes players who hit balls into the water with a one stroke penalty. What happens then when the entire course is underwater? Mario Golf may have the answer. Nintendo released a new trailer for Mario Golf: World Tour today showing off the title’s new course – Cheep Cheep Lagoon. The entire course takes place underwater as players attempt to …

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Hideo Kojma Talks Metal Gear Solid V, Developing For PS4

In just one week, Metal Gear fans will get to experience the next chapter in the Metal Gear Solid saga. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – launches on March 18 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Before the launch, Sony invited the series’ creator – Hideo …

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Here’s 8 Minutes Of inFamous: Second Son Gameplay

After a few months without a major release, Sony is about to release inFamous: Second Son for PS4. Originally planned as a launch title, Second Son is the third game in the inFamous series and features a new protagonist in Delsin. In a new eight minute gameplay trailer, we get to see unedited gameplay footage from one of the game’s …

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‘CounterSpy’ Coming to PS4 This Summer

Sony has kept the PlayStation 4 indie game train rolling this week with the announcement of Counterspy for its latest console. According to developer Dynamighty, Counterspy will be coming to PS4 sometime this summer. The game is also coming to PlayStation 3, PS Vita, iOS, and Android. Despite the new console announcement, Dynamighty Creative Director David Nottingham emphasized in a …

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Yoshi’s New Island Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

For the past month, the Nintendo Download has been pretty barren. Even major releases would be accompanied by maybe one or two more games. That finally changes this week with the the release of a major 3DS title alongside numerous eShop titles. Nintendo announced that Yoshi’s New Island will be hitting the Nintendo eShop at midnight on March 14. The …

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Sony’s VR Tech Will Be At GDC Next Week [Report]

After years of sloppy execution and terrible movies, the Oculus Rift finally made virtual reality viable in 2013. Going into 2014, Oculus won’t be the only VR player anymore as Sony is expected to enter the arena with its own hardware. EDGE reports that Sony will be showcasing its new virtual reality tech at next week’s Game Developers Conference. Its …

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This War Of Mine Is All About The Human Cost Of War

“In war, not everyone is a soldier.” That’s the tagline for 11 Bit Studio’s latest game – This War of Mine. As it suggests, the game does not put players into the role of a soldier. Instead, players will instead be tasked with keeping a group of civilians alive even as the war outside brings the world down around them. …

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New Kinect Touted in ‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Preview

It is now clear that Xbox One console sales are quickly falling behind the PlayStation 4. The largest factor in this is almost certainly the fact that the Xbox One offers less computing power at the higher price point of $500 (versus Sony’s $400 PS4). Though Microsoft has consistently insisted that the Xbox One offers a superior value proposition, it …

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New ‘Diablo III’ Class Previewed, With Trailer

The first expansion for Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, is now less than two weeks from release. Already the add-on has had a significant impact on the game with patches overhauling Diablo III‘s loot system. Another important change coming with Reaper of Souls is the addition of the new Crusader class. Blizzard this week revealed a bit more about the …

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Here’s A Look At The Story Of Batman: Arkham Knight

Earlier this month, WB and Rocksteady unveiled the final game in their Batman game franchise – Arkham Knight. The game is said to take place a year after the events of Arkham City, but we don’t know much else beyond that. While Rocksteady will be keeping much of the story under wraps until launch, it did share some plot details …

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