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World’s Hottest PC Game Could Get Locked Out of China – Bloomberg

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The world’s hottest video game is set to be shut out of the biggest market. A Chinese gaming association said in an announcement posted online that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is too bloody and violent for sale in the country. The gladiator-style mentality of the computer game — where competitors kill each other until only one remains — deviates from the values of socialism and is deemed harmful to young consumers, according to the…

Microsoft says demand for Xbox One X is ‘exactly where we anticipated, even more’ – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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No, this video game is not ‘eco-terrorism’ – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

More than a year after the dramatic protests near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation began, activism against oil pipelines is as politically contentious as ever. Last week, several dozen members of Congress sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking whether protesters and activists who disrupt or damage oil pipelines could face charges of domestic terrorism. Now, Minnesota lawmakers and oil lobbyists have slapped a terrorism label on…

DC Universe Online closes down on PS3 in January – Polygon

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

DC Universe Online, which launched on the PlayStation 3 in 2011, will shut down its presence on that console at the end of January in order to focus development on other platforms, Daybreak Game Company has announced. Support terminates on Jan. 31, 2018, Daybreak said. The studio reminded players that joining the game on PlayStation 4 under the same PlayStation Network account used on PS3 will transfer all of the…

Leaked Dell Black Friday Deals Have PS4 And Xbox One For Under $200, Plus Alienware PC Deals – Forbes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Credit: Dell Dell’s 2018 Black Friday deals. Black Friday deals continue to roll in and, as always, the high holy day of American Consumerism is a decent day to pick up a new video game console. This morning we’re hearing from Nintendo and Dell, the latter of which has the expected deals on Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One S, both of which are bound to be reliable purchases…

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One on December 12th – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Microsoft became the official publisher of the popular survival shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) earlier this year. While the promise has always been a 2017 release on the Xbox, Microsoft is revealing today that PUBG will be available on December 12th, through the Xbox Game Preview program. That does mean this, like the PC version, won’t be a final edition of the game, but in an industry where a lot of…

Electronic Arts shares drop after Wall Street raises concerns over ‘Star Wars’ game sales – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Electronic Arts shares drop after Wall Street raises concerns over ‘Star Wars’ game sales – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Electronic Arts shares drop after Wall Street raises concerns over ‘Star Wars’ game sales – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Electronic Arts shares drop after Wall Street raises concerns over ‘Star Wars’ game sales – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Korg teases music making app for Nintendo Switch – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Korg, the music company known for making professional keytars and other music gadgets and software, has teased a new music production game for the Nintendo Switch. Little is known about the upcoming release, though a microsite has just gone live and the game looks to be produced in partnership with Detune, a software company. The game is pegged for spring 2018, and a price is yet to be determined. It’s…

Microsoft says demand for Xbox One X is ‘exactly where we anticipated, even more’ – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Nintendo is releasing a limited edition Ocarina of Time Zelda 2DS for Black Friday – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Black Friday is rapidly upon us, and much like last year, Nintendo has a couple limited edition bundles to offer for the holiday season. This year, they’re both heavily themed around The Legend of Zelda. First up is a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time–themed 2DS, which comes decked out in a very Hylian green, and includes a preinstalled copy of the 3DS remaster of the classic title. It’ll cost…

Super Mario Run’s 200 million downloads didn’t result in ‘acceptable profit’ for Nintendo – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Nintendo’s first mobile game, Super Mario Run, was enormously popular — but that doesn’t mean it was a success for the company. During its most recent earnings report, Nintendo revealed that Mario Run has been downloaded 200 million times, 90 percent of which came from outside of Japan. However, Nintendo says that despite these big numbers, the game has “not yet reached an acceptable profit point.” While Nintendo didn’t reveal…

Tech Interview: Destiny 2 and Bungie’s return to PC gaming – Eurogamer.net

Monday, October 30, 2017

We first went hands-on with the PC version of Destiny 2 at E3 earlier this year, and it was immediately apparent that this wasn’t just a mere port or conversion, but instead a thoughtful, considered approach to the platform with all of the unique features and opportunities it represents. Back then, we mentioned to Bungie that we’d really like to go deeper on the game, the technology added to the…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming – PC Gamer

Monday, October 30, 2017

THE HIGHS Samuel Roberts: Crazy season Take your pick: Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Wolfenstein 2 or Destiny 2. These are all games released on PC in a single week, which is crazy. It’s the biggest few days for new releases all year, and the choice is pretty great. We’ve all only got so much money to spend on games, so which is it going to be for you? I reviewed Wolfenstein…

Here’s A Catalog Of Games And Enhancements For The Xbox One X – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Credit: Ubisoft/YouTube Assassin’s Creed: Origins It’s looking like Microsoft’s Xbox One X is going to live up to the hype as the most powerful console ever made. The specs are there and so is the performance. Digital Foundry recently compared a two-month-old build of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War running on the One X with a current build on the PS4 Pro. It was no contest, the One X crushed the…

Here’s A Catalog Of Games And Enhancements For The Xbox One X – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Credit: Ubisoft/YouTube Assassin’s Creed: Origins It’s looking like Microsoft’s Xbox One X is going to live up to the hype as the most powerful console ever made. The specs are there and so is the performance. Digital Foundry recently compared a two-month-old build of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War running on the One X with a current build on the PS4 Pro. It was no contest, the One X crushed the…

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aimé on the evolution of Super Mario Odyssey – TechCrunch

Monday, October 30, 2017

From the outside, at least, Nintendo is a study in contradictions, at once devoted to the constant development of new gaming experiences, while remaining deferential and staunchly loyal to its past. Fittingly, the gaming giant’s American president Reggie Fils-Aimé references its longtime executives and creative forces with great reverence, quoting predecessors several times over the course of our half-hour-long conversation ahead of the launch of Super Mario Odyssey. The game…

Xbox One will save your console’s settings in the cloud – Engadget

Monday, October 30, 2017

This also marks the formal launch of game gifting. If you’re eager to treat someone, you can buy “most” digital Xbox One games, permanent add-ons (such as mission packs and characters), Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass as a gift. You just need to know their email address or Gamertag. Other improvements? The home screen can now include club “blocks” (see above) to show you what’s going on with…