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The Nintendo 64’s iconic James Bond FPS adventure, GoldenEye 007, is due to be released on modern platforms tomorrow with support for modern standards such as widescreen 16:9 and 4K Ultra HD depending on platform. From Friday, January 27, the remastered title will become available worldwide on Nintendo Switch plus... Read more...
Following the announcement by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella that the company is laying off 10,000 employees, 343 Industries issued a statement on the future of its highly-popular Halo franchise. The layoffs come at a time when other tech companies, such as Google and Meta, are cutting back its workforces as... Read more...
Microsoft is rolling out an update soon to Xbox, making it the first carbon-aware console. The company is aiming at becoming carbon-negative, water positive, and zero waste by 2030. Tech companies are constantly looking for ways to reduce carbon footprints. Last March, Microsoft outlined its plan for its... Read more...
Quick, when you think of Arkane games, what do you think of? You're likely picturing titles like Dishonored, DeathLoop, and Prey. Which are all amazing titles and series in their own right. However, people don't typically think that Arkane normally develops truly open world titles, let alone multiplayer co-op ones... Read more...
Cyber week is coming to a close, but that does not mean the deals have slowed down. We've got a whole host of excellent best sellers we think are great for your friends and family, check them out below! We're going to start our list with the Amazon Echo Dot 5th generation smart speaker, which we pictured at the... Read more...
Xbox CEO Phil Spencer insists that the Activision Blizzard acquisition is more about Candy Crush than Call of Duty (COD). The $68.7 billion deal still faces an "in-depth" investigation by the European Commission before it can be finalized. When Microsoft announced its desire to purchase Activision Blizzard, some... Read more...
Microsoft Flight Simulator is celebrating a monumental milestone, as Microsoft releases its 40th Anniversary Edition. The new version is touted as being the most advanced in the highly-popular franchise to date. Bruce Artwick first began development on Flight Simulator way back in 1977. Artwick was approached by... Read more...
Gaming has experienced substantial growth over the past few years, and many expect that trend to level off as the economy cools. But Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, says that the company will continue investing in Xbox as gaming tends to weather economic downturns well. To keep consoles accessible... Read more...
PC players looking forward to playing Gotham Knights are going to need a fairly beefy PC if they hope to obtain 60 fps at resolutions above 1080p. But PC gamers should not feel too bad, as those on Xbox and PlayStation will be locked into 30 fps at any resolution. Gotham Knights looks to take players into a world... Read more...
The new Meta Quest Pro has been officially announced, and is being billed as a new line of advanced VR headsets built for collaborations, creativity, and getting things done. It is available for pre-order now, with a shipping date beginning on October 25, 2022. Virtual reality is one of the fastest growing markets... Read more...
Microsoft has partnered with HowLongToBeat to ease the guessing out of how much time it will take to beat a game. The quite simply and rather aptly named HowLongToBeat website tells players how long it will take to beat single-player story driven games. This is quite a useful tool, as many people may not... Read more...
You started your day with some French Toast Crunch, you've stocked up the fridge with Surge, and you've got four controllers. Your buddies are on the way, it's time to play Slappers Only, no Oddjob! What year is it? Well it's not 1997! It is 2022 and Microsoft has announced a high-resolution remake of the mega popular... Read more...
The console war goes far beyond just the gamers who hold their beloved choice of hardware dear to their hearts. Two top executives from PlayStation and Xbox are currently going head-to-head over the long-term availability of the fan favorite Call of Duty franchise, as the recent offer from Xbox is being called... Read more...
Well, it has been years in the making—Microsoft is finally offering a Friends and Family pack to their Xbox Game Pass service. At only €21.99 per month, it is a great value! Package deals like this, by volume, usually save a ton of money if you can find people to share the cost with. If you hadn't noticed though, that... Read more...
It's Labor Day weekend here in the United States and the bargains are rolling in for the holiday. That's especially great news if you're a gamer. What better way is there to celebrate workers than by not working and gaming instead? We have some deals for you today to help facilitate just that. First up, we have... Read more...
Out with the old and in with the new. Xbox Games with Gold subscribers are definitely getting something new this September. Microsoft has announced the four new titles that Games with Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will gain access to in the month of September. The games players will be granted for "free" with... Read more...
In a recent "Bloomberg Studio 1.0" show Emily Chang interviewed Microsoft Gaming/Xbox CEO Phil Spencer. The interview covered a wide range of topics ranging from work culture at Microsoft, the future of gaming, Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, the metaverse, the cloud, and the use of crypto and NFTs in... Read more...
The gaming world has seen several acquisitions or transitions of ownership across the industry over the last few years. We have seen Take-Two take Zynga and the Embracer group absorb some Square Enix IP and several other publishers as just two recent examples this year. Microsoft, not to be left behind in the... Read more...
The console war has been taken to the courts in Brazil, as Microsoft defends its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In addition, new court documents also have Microsoft finally giving Sony credit where credit is due as it recognized the PlayStation 4 console outsold the Xbox One X two to one. Back at the beginning... Read more...
Xbox and Discord have come together to make communicating with your teammates across various platforms much easier. Discord Voice Chat is making its way to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, rolling out to Xbox Insiders first, with everyone else to follow soon. Being able to communicate with a group of friends... Read more...
Were you around for the heyday of Windows 98? PC gamers were slow to adopt Windows 95 because the conventional game design paradigm of talking directly to the hardware was a big no-no in the new operating system. However, in the not-quite-three years between the release of Windows 95 and Windows 98, both PC hardware... Read more...
Epic Games' Unreal Engine has been evolving ever since its first appearance as the engine powering its namesake, the original Unreal, in 1998. The second iteration wowed us with its wide-open landscapes, the third version came in with impressive new lighting tech, and the fourth full-number revision brought... Read more...
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