Want a new gamertag? Today’s your day, as nearly 1 million old Xbox gamertags are being made available today, May 18. At 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST, Microsoft will free up the gamertags. They will be available to any Xbox Live Gold member who has accrued a year’s worth of Gold status since 2002.
"Rockstar Games is of course hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon."
Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar Games is “hard at work” on new games, which will be announced “soon,” parent company Take-Two Interactive announced today.
After a string of leaks, Warner Bros. today officially announced that remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City are coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The games arrive on July 26 through the Batman: Return to Arkham bundle, which will cost $50/€50/£40.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 is leading the current-generation sales race, but one of this year’s biggest shooters, Battlefield 1, has aligned with Microsoft’s Xbox One for a co-marketing deal. During EA’s Investor Day briefing this week, EA was asked if it had any fears about this arrangement impacting sales.
During the Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event in March, Square Enix premiered a “World of Wonder” trailer for the game that showed off its towns, cities, caves, buildings, and other environments. Now, that video has been published online and in full quality. Check it out below.
Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series looks set to receive a range of trading cards, an EB Games Australia listing has indicated. According to a product description on the retailer’s website, the initial set will feature “images from 5 different games.”
Somewhere within Homefront: The Revolution–beneath the choppy framerate, the hackneyed narrative, and the half-explored mechanics that are hastily introduced then forgotten just as quickly–exists a solid, cinematic shooter. All the ingredients are there. It casts players as American resistance fighters–outmanned and outgunned, but resourceful and resilient–which naturally paves the way for both novel gameplay and daring political themes. Unfortunately, Homefront doesn’t quite deliver on either one.
In addition to releasing a new trailer for Fallout 4’s Far Harbor expansion today, Bethesda announced exactly when the content will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Dishonored 2 begins 15 years after Emily Kaldwin is crowned Empress of Dunwall, as she flees the city after her claim to the throne is challenged by an otherworldly usurper. The sequel begins and, we’re told, ends, in Dunwall, but the chapters in between take place in Karnaca. There Emily and Corvo–both playable characters in the sequel–seek to bring down those backing Dunwall’s new ruler.
Can this $600 graphics card really outperform two GTX 980s in SLI? We put the new hardware to the test across 1080P, 1440P, 4K, and VR benchmarks.
The GeForce GTX 1080 was one of the worst kept secrets in graphics hardware. While many leaked images hinted at the new card’s arrival, it still came as a surprise when manufacturer Nvidia announced that the GTX 1080 would not only be faster than the $1,000 Titan X, but apparently faster than two GTX 980s in SLI.
[UPDATED MAY 17 WITH NEW GAME]The Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature, introduced in November 2015, lets you play Xbox 360 games on the new console. But what games are available? We’ve now rounded them all up–and we’ll continue to update this post as new games are made available.
WESA wants to detoxify the business of esports competitions, but surely it must start with its own problems? We interview two men at the top.
In eight years reporting on video games, it’s not irrational to say that the World Esports Association (WESA) is the most comprehensively flawed project I have covered so far.