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GameStop seem to be struggling to sell Xbox One, make homemade signs

GameStop seem to be struggling to sell Xbox One, make homemade signs

It seems as though GameStop are struggling to sell Xbox Ones, one NeoGAF user found an interesting marketing angle being used when he went into his local GameStop today. The staff have made some prison art style signs that steer customers off some of the false Xbox One issues. It also seems like the employees are pushing for Xbox One sales, giving negative feedback on the PlayStation 4 systems one employee apparently even said that he uses his PlayStation 4 [...]

Titanfall supports sniping, but not quick scoping or no scoping

Titanfall supports sniping, but not quick scoping or no scoping

We’re all excited by Titanfall (Right?) we recently heard that it won’t support Kinect, despite being a Microsoft exclusive. But now we know that the other two most annoying issues to hit gaming — Quick Scoping and No Scoping will also not be supported. Over on Respawn’s forums, scriptacus (who we understand is a developer) stated: “Sniping is in the game, but due to how the game plays it’s a pretty different animal than you’ll find in your run of the [...]

Square Enix accidentally sells exclusive costume, apologizes

Square Enix accidentally sells exclusive costume, apologizes

Final Fantasy fans were distraught to find that Square Enix have accidentally broken exclusivity of a Final Fantasy 13: Lightning Returns bonus costume. The bonus is a Aerith costume for Lightning, which was originally intended only for Japanese gamers who grabbed the V Jump Strategy Game Guide. Once they noticed that they had released the costume for sale on the marketplace they pulled it, along with Yuna’s costume and Cloud’s costume. These two tweets were posted: “A notification and apology for Aerith’s [...]

Official Russian PS4 distributor holding back stock to sell at higher rate – rumour

Official Russian PS4 distributor holding back stock to sell at higher rate – rumour

Some very concerning news from Russia, apparently Sony’s official distributor of the console, 1C have been holding back stock from retailers. The PlayStation 4 would originally sell for 18999RUB, which is around 422 EUR apparently. 1C shipped out several shipments to retailers who sold them around this price. This continued for a little while, with retailers (unsurprisingly) selling out of the console. Now retailers don’t actually have any stock left, but one company does. 1C, the supplier who is meant [...]

Quantum Break will have “digital doubles”

Quantum Break will have “digital doubles”

Remedy’s Quantum Break looks absolutely amazing, there’s no denying that.  Speaking to Develop, Head of Franchise Development Oskari Hakkinen explained how new hardware can benefit story telling: “When I say we can tell better stories with the new hardware it means better facial animation, better, more realistic characters. In fact we’re actually using digital doubles. That’s the future of what we have right now. The characters look exactly like the actor. Every performance and every nuance is now captured from motion capture and translated [...]

Xbox One DRM interrupts Killer Instinct tournament

Xbox One DRM interrupts Killer Instinct tournament

Well who didn’t see this coming? It’s a grim look to the future of gaming when DRM (Digital Rights Management) interrupts a Killer Instinct tournament. According to FGCNN a local Killer Instinct tournament being held in New York city on December 12 grinded to a halt after the Xbox One kicked players back to the home screen and asked them to hop online to prove they owned the software. DRM is something that Microsoft have claimed they pulled away from. For obvious [...]

Dinosaur Easter Egg found in Battlefield 4

Dinosaur Easter Egg found in Battlefield 4

Pixel Enemy Video Producer Westie has found a great Easter Egg in Battlefield 4. The video he posted online only lasts 17 seconds and is simply Wesite pressing a button. The button plays some wildlife sounds and then a track of a dinosaur roaring; watch it below: If the embed isn’t working then you can click here. This isn’t the first Battlefield 4 Easter Egg that has been found, there’s been Plants Vs Zombies Easter Eggs, and the famously hilarious [...]

Original Tomb Raider lands on iOS

Original Tomb Raider lands on iOS

If you’re looking for something to keep you entertained until the launch of Tomb Raider the Definitive edition then you may be happy to hear that the original Tomb Raider has launched on iOS. It’s only 69p/$0.99 and is available on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch running iOS 7. The original Tomb Raider was released in 1996, and  it has come a long way since the pyramid-breasted origins. It’s a great mix of puzzle and action, with a really bizarre mutant [...]

Gamers suffered from 11.7 million malware attacks in 2013, say Kaspersky

Gamers suffered from 11.7 million malware attacks in 2013, say Kaspersky

Russian security firm Kaspersky, who offer various anti-virus software have released a report that has detailed attacks on gamers. And apparently we’re on the receiving end of the knife. Specifically, gamers have suffered a total of 11.7 million malware attacks. Grand Theft Auto 5 and Minecraft were heavy hitters, the malware affecting Minecraft offered to give you powers but instead stole user names and passwords. If you recall, we reported that many scams were offering early accsess to Grand Theft [...]

Xbox countdown to 2014 sale starts, up to 90% off

Xbox countdown to 2014 sale starts, up to 90% off

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has announced a big sale on the Xbox, counting down to 2014. And yes, this does mean there will be a different sale every 24 hours. It kicks off today (17 of December) with a sale on Borderlands 2 DLC: Borderlands 2 - £12.49, 75% off (depending on region) Vault Hunter Upgrade 2 - £1.69, 50% off Psycho Pack - £3.37, 50% off Headhunter 1 Bloody Harvest - £1.19, 50% off Borderlands 2 Season Pass- £13.39, 33% off Terraria will go on [...]

PS4 top-selling console in November, Xbox One fastest-selling in the month

PS4 top-selling console in November, Xbox One fastest-selling in the month

In an announcement over on the U.S. PlayStation Blog, Sony has revealed — via market research firm the NPD Group — that the PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console in November and yes, the PS4 has indeed made history by being the most successful launch for a console ever. To commemorate this event, the company has revealed a video, which you can see below. However, that doesn’t mean that Microsoft’s Xbox One flopped. On the contrary, it did very well, [...]

Sony patent new VR headset, can read biological information

Sony patent new VR headset, can read biological information

Back in November we saw a patent from Sony for a VR headset, rumour had it that it would be released eventually for the PlayStation 4, but after that we saw nothing else about the headset, up until now. Perhaps the most interesting part is that it includes a sensor to read biological information: “The main body 110 includes a display, a position information acquisition sensor, a posture sensor, and a communication apparatus. The frontal region contact unit 120 and [...]

Cliff Bleszinski hopes to make a first-person shooter arena game

Cliff Bleszinski hopes to make a first-person shooter arena game

Cliff Bleszinski, designer behind the Unreal series and Gears of War, has stated that he would like to create an arena-based first-person shooter, during an interview with the Pointless Podcast. “I have a slide deck, I have a pitch, I have concept art, I know pretty much what I want to do. It will be a PC experience that will hearken back to a certain type of game that we cut our teeth on.” Bleszinki said that the first-person shooter genre was [...]

Online Gaming could be filed as Anti-Social Addiction in South Korea

Online Gaming could be filed as Anti-Social Addiction in South Korea

A proposal for a new law in South Korea could see online gaming listed as Anti-Social Addiction since they claim that it’s in the same category as “drugs, gambling and alcohol.” This comes hot at the heels of the country banning anyone under the age of 16 to play games between midnight and dawn. Lee Byung-chan, an attorney involved in the Constitutional Court case claims, “There is a huge prejudice that gaming is harmful. Games are as harmful as alcohol, [...]

Xbox One sells over 2 million consoles in 18 days

Xbox One sells over 2 million consoles in 18 days

The Xbox One has sold over 2 million consoles in 18 days, Sony sold 2 million in two weeks worldwide. So the consoles may actually be more neck and neck than people think. This means, according to Xbox Wire that it’s sold old in the majority of retailers, on average selling 111,111 consoles per day. “The Xbox One entertainment system is one of our hottest selling products this holiday season,GameStop is experiencing high demand from our customers for this innovative [...]

Battlefield 4 gets 600MB update, removes EMP blur & should “fix large amount” of crashes

Battlefield 4 gets 600MB update, removes EMP blur & should “fix large amount” of crashes

DICE has rolled out a new 600MB update for the PlayStation 4 version of Battlefield 4.  According to the post on the official Battlelog forums, it should fix the sound bug, EMP blur effect and a “large amount of the client crash issues” in the game. Here’s the complete patch note: Dec 11 PS4 Game Update Notes  -General stability fixes that should remove a large amount of the client crashes we are currently seeing on the PS4 -Fixed the audio [...]

Holzer & Fistel investigating EA over Battlefield 4

Holzer & Fistel investigating EA over Battlefield 4

To the majority of people, when we see an investigation into a company, we assume that it’s something major, but that’s not always the case, it seems. A recent article on BusinessWire states that Holzer & Fistel, LLC are investigating EA focusing on statements made during the development and sales of Battlefield 4. We’re not sure what this will actually entail, but it could be anything from the crashing to the over enthusiastic statements from EA to attract more people [...]

PlayStation 4 system update 1.52 released today

PlayStation 4 system update 1.52 released today

The latest system update for the PlayStation 4 is rolling out right now,  the appropriately named “Update 1.52″ we know it’ll increase software stability, Sony also left a “pro tip”, which means that now you can leave your PS4 in standby mode and have auto downloads actually work.   PS4 system update 1.52 coming soon, improves system software stability. Protip: Enable Auto Downloads and leave your PS4 in standby mode! — PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 11, 2013 The file itself is [...]

Xbox One: Modder unlocks support for DualShock 4, Fight Stick and Mouse

Xbox One: Modder unlocks support for DualShock 4, Fight Stick and Mouse

YouTube user CronusMax has modded an attachment in the Xbox One that allows him to use more or less any controller for Microsoft’s console and this includes Sony’s PlayStation 4 controller, the DualShock 4. It’s worth noting that they don’t touch the Xbox One at all. “This is perfect for those who love their old 360 controllers, or had a real expensive modded 360 controller and now don’t have to worry about buying another. Or want that extra edge by playing [...]

You can now buy a picture of a man holding a picture of an Xbox One

You can now buy a picture of a man holding a picture of an Xbox One

We have probably all heard of the whole fiasco with the  teenager that bought an Xbox One picture, then got a free one from CEX. And now, it’s taken an even better turn — you can buy a picture of the guy who bought a picture of the Xbox One holding the picture he bought. This auction hasn’t hit off as well as the picture of the Xbox One did, currently with 0 bids, instead of the £450 that was [...]