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Best Black Friday Xbox One deals online as Amazon, Argos and Game tease big bundle offers – Mirror.co.uk

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Black Friday 2017 is here and millions of us are on the hunt for gaming accessories for much less than normal. And one of the gadgets that may be top of your list today is something of the Xbox variety. What shoppers can expect this year With a new console out soon (the new Xbox X is predicted to come out on November 7th worldwide), we’re expecting some major discounts…

Xbox One X Just Got a Big ‘Halo’ Reveal, and It Sounds Incredible – Inverse

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Xbox One X is going to support some blockbuster games when it launches on November 7, with first-person shooter series Halo officially joining the list. On Wednesday, developer 343 Industries officially revealed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will get an Xbox One X boost. The collection, which launched in 2014, includes graphically updated versions of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 alongside Halo 3 and Halo 4. While…

How the video game industry tricks players out of money – The Week Magazine

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Most entertainment markets work like this: You create some book, movie, TV show, and so on, and put it up for sale. If people like the work, then you make money. It’s an oversimplified picture, but that’s the basic structure. Many video games are also sold like this. But oftentimes the gaming industry uses psychological trickery to coerce money out of players — and increasingly, they’re turning to outright gambling….

Samsung Galaxy move onto the semifinals, upsetting Longzhu Gaming – Dot Esports

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thanks to standout performances from Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong and Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in, Samsung Galaxy ruined LCK’s first seed and Worlds favorites Longzhu Gaming in a 3-0 sweep. When the first quarterfinal best-of-five between Longzhu and Samsung began today, the overwhelming prediction was for Longzhu to wipe Samsung in either a 3-0 sweep or by only giving away one loss. The analyst desk on Riot’s broadcast featured two predictions of Longzhu…

Nintendo: Two-Thirds of September Hardware Sales Were Nintendo Systems – RollingStone.com

Thursday, October 19, 2017

September proved to be another great month for Nintendo, with the game-maker claiming two-thirds of all hardware sales in the U.S. thanks to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS systems and the Super Nintendo Entertainment Classic Edition, the company said this morning. Related Someone Turned a Switch Into This Tiny, Cardboard Arcade Cabinet Namco Museum can turn some games 90 degrees for vertical gameplay. The Nintendo Switch was also the top-selling…

FIFA 18 is the biggest justification for the Nintendo Switch yet – Wired.co.uk

Thursday, October 19, 2017

There’s an old saying about cameras: the best one is the one you have with you. Unfortunately, the same is rarely said about video games. Despite rapid advances in the power of smartphones and tablets, mobile gaming has rarely exceeded relatively simple puzzlers and platformers, and are a long way from competing with console or PC iterations. Enter the Nintendo Switch, a console that finally offers that promise, and FIFA…

Xbox One X Just Got a Big ‘Halo’ Reveal, and It Sounds Incredible – Inverse

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Xbox One X is going to support some blockbuster games when it launches on November 7, with first-person shooter series Halo officially joining the list. On Wednesday, developer 343 Industries officially revealed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will get an Xbox One X boost. The collection, which launched in 2014, includes graphically updated versions of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 alongside Halo 3 and Halo 4. While…

Nintendo Switch update lets you capture video and transfer saves to a new console – The Verge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The latest version of the Nintendo Switch firmware (version 4.0.0) is now available to download. It delivers some much-needed features, including the ability to transfer user profiles and saved data to a new console, and capture gameplay video. But, unfortunately, there are limitations to these functions which will leave some fans a little annoyed. For a start, video capture only works with four games for now: The Legend of Zelda:…

Xbox One X Just Got a Big ‘Halo’ Reveal, and It Sounds Incredible – Inverse

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Xbox One X is going to support some blockbuster games when it launches on November 7, with first-person shooter series Halo officially joining the list. On Wednesday, developer 343 Industries officially revealed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will get an Xbox One X boost. The collection, which launched in 2014, includes graphically updated versions of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 alongside Halo 3 and Halo 4. While…

Xbox Exec Responds To Claims That Microsoft Has Too Few Exclusives This Year – GameSpot

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Xbox Studios general manager Shannon Loftis is “a little bit confused” over the claims that the Xbox One‘s holiday 2017 lineup of exclusive is on the weak side. Speaking to Game Informer, Loftis said Microsoft has “really good lineup” of exclusives this year. She mentioned titles like PUBG, which will launch on Xbox One before any other console, as well as titles like Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky’s Tale, and…

Big-budget, single-player gaming isn’t dead (yet) – Ars Technica

Thursday, October 19, 2017

reader comments 176 Yesterday’s news that EA is shutting down Visceral Games is bad news for fans of franchises like Dead Space and for the studio’s unnamed Star Wars project. But the abrupt shutdown has also caused a bit of an existential crisis to creep into the game industry chatter regarding the future of big-budget, single-player, story-driven gaming in general. The core of all that worry comes from a section…

45 years after first-ever gaming tournament, Seattle museum hosts vintage Spacewar! Olympics – GeekWire

Thursday, October 19, 2017

(Living Computers Image) Modern video game competition has become a huge money maker, with pro players and teams battling in different e-sports and leagues and attracting giant audiences. On Thursday night at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, players are invited to compete in a tournament with a more vintage look and feel. The Intergalactic Spacewar Olympics is a 45th anniversary celebration and tournament marking the first-ever gaming tournament, which took…

Nintendo Switch update adds video capture and profile transfers – Engadget

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A #NintendoSwitch system update is available now. Transfer user profiles & saves between systems & more! Details: https://t.co/96hQYnYpPe pic.twitter.com/mGamHHFsTO — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 19, 2017 The ability to transfer data is bittersweet, however, since it doesn’t appear to support backups. As described in Nintendo’s FAQ, you’ll need both systems to transfer data from one to another, and the only option available moves all profile data including saves and…

Halo: The Master Chief Collection to get fixes, upgrades for Xbox One X – Polygon

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be updated with “enhancements” for the Xbox One X, developer 343 Industries announced during a livestream yesterday. The studio offered few details on the upgrades, although it said that The Master Chief Collection’s Xbox One X update will offer more than improved graphics. In a blog post, 343 said that in addition to enhancements for the 4K-capable console, the patch will feature “fixes, improvements…

Xbox One update: original Xbox backwards compatibility up next? – TrustedReviews

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Earlier this week Microsoft rolled out a major Xbox One update, bringing console owners a host of new features. Following a summer-long preview, the update brought a much faster Dashboard and a more intuitive, horizontal guide that’ll make switching between menu options a breeze. However, many of the features promised since E3 2017 are being held back for future updates, including backward compatibility with original Xbox games. Way backwards compatibility…

Big-budget, single-player gaming isn’t dead (yet) – Ars Technica

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

reader comments 167 Yesterday’s news that EA is shutting down Visceral Games is bad news for fans of franchises like Dead Space and for the studio’s unnamed Star Wars project. But the abrupt shutdown has also caused a bit of an existential crisis to creep into the game industry chatter regarding the future of big-budget, single-player, story-driven gaming in general. The core of all that worry comes from a section…

Video Gaming Revenue Continues To Rise; Surpasses Casinos – CBS Chicago

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CHICAGO (CBS) — Revenues from video gaming are outpacing those from casinos for the first time in Illinois. Video gaming machines brought in $296 million to Illinois during 12 months, while casinos generated $270 million, which is a $7 million drop from the year before. Eric Noggle, who’s with the state’s Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, says “as video gaming has gone up, River Boat Casino revenue has gone…

Big-budget, single-player gaming isn’t dead (yet) – Ars Technica

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

reader comments 117 Yesterday’s news that EA is shutting down Visceral Games is bad news for fans of franchises like Dead Space and for the studio’s unnamed Star Wars project. But the abrupt shutdown has also caused a bit of an existential crisis to creep into the game industry chatter regarding the future of big-budget, single-player, story-driven gaming in general. The core of all that worry comes from a section…

Xbox One X Just Got a Big ‘Halo’ Reveal, and It Sounds Incredible – Inverse

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Xbox One X is going to support some blockbuster games when it launches on November 7, with first-person shooter series Halo officially joining the list. On Wednesday, developer 343 Industries officially revealed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will get an Xbox One X boost. The collection, which launched in 2014, includes graphically updated versions of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 alongside Halo 3 and Halo 4. While…