Xbox One already became the top-selling gaming console in the US for the month of November 2014, outselling Sony’s PlayStation 4 which was consistently topping the sales charts in the country since January last year, and now Microsoft has revealed that the device did it again for the month of December.
“Xbox One ended 2014 with an unprecedented holiday season, becoming the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December,” the Redmond, Washington-based company said in a blog post, adding that weekly average sales during these two months topped Xbox 360 by 50% at the same point in its life-cycle. Read more »
Last year, Nintendo launched the new 3DS and 3DS XL, but they haven’t been available outside of Japan up until now. Thankfully though, that’s about to change.
The new 3DS XL will be out in the US on February 13, priced at $199.99. On the same day, it should also make it to Europe, though pricing for those markets hasn’t been announced yet (don’t be surprised if it’s going to cost €199, however). Read more »
Hearthstone has been available on Android and Nvidia’s Shield Tablet since mid-December last year, but only a lucky few have received a special treat in their mail – a limited-edition Hearthstone-branded Shield tablet.
Hearthstone is Blizzard’s collectible card game that launched on the PC, but always felt like it was destined for tablets. Read more »
Grand Theft Auto V is already available for consoles, but if you’re a PC gamer you’re still in for a wait. Originally the PC version of the game was supposed to come out on January 27, but there’s some bad news today – that release date slipped.
And not by a few days, either. Rockstar Games, maker of the GTA franchise, has officially announced that GTA V for PC will only become available on March 24. So that’s quite the delay, almost two months in fact. Read more »
Size DOES Matter is a rhythm-based action game for iOS and Android by Channel 4. The game has already received accolades for its design, gameplay, and music.
If you read our Top 10 Games of 2014 list, you’d have noticed the No. 3 slot was taken by a relatively unknown game called Crossy Road. Although despite its humble roots, the game had completely earned its place in the list thanks to its addictive gameplay.
Although Crossy Road has been available on Android for a while now, it was limited to the Amazon Appstore for some reason. Now, the game is finally available to download from the Play Store. Read more »
As some of you surely know China was placed under a foreign console ban for the last 14 year, preventing big international companies to sell their products on the market. This is just one of numerous government policies put into place to assure proper content filtration aligned with official policy.
A resolution was finally voted last year and Beijing officially lifted the restriction, but a lot of conditions and limitations still apply. Sony Corp has announced its firm intention to release its latest console – the PlayStation 4 to new market and the event was scheduled for January 11. Read more »
Mad Catz has announced a new gaming controller for Android devices. Called the L.Y.N.X.9, this is by far the craziest design I’ve seen for a controller and looks like something out of a Transformers movie.
The similarities to Transformers don’t end in just appearance. The L.Y.N.X.9 is capable of transforming itself into various form factors, using supplied accessories. Read more »
The popular 2014 time wasting phenomenon Flappy Bird is now unofficially available for Android Wear. A crafty developer ported the title to Google’s wearable device platform.
As as an unofficial port, the game is not available to install from Google Play. Read more »
Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta is on and Xbox One fans are surely emptying millions of clips right now. The early beta access (available via Halo: The Master Chief Collection) kicked off yesterday and will continue through January 18.
In the wake of the ongoing beta Microsoft has detailed all Halo 5 retail editions and launched the pre-order campaign. Read more »
The past few years have been terrific for mobile gaming. The improvements in hardware has resulted in developers pushing harder with what they can come up with. It has also resulted in a lot of console and PC games being ported over, as it is now possible to do so without losing much in the process.
2014 was a great year for mobile games, with a lot of new games and ports appearing on both the major mobile platforms. We went through a ton of them in the course of a year with our reviews and although some of them were quite disappointing, most were excellent, which is why it was such a hard task to choose the top ten best games of the year, and even more difficult was to arrange them in an order.
It was a tough job, but we did it anyway and now that we have the list, here are our top 10 mobile games of 2014. Read more »
Samsung Smart TV owners will soon be able to stream PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games on to their televisions in 2015. Sony has announced that the PlayStation Now game streaming service is coming to Samsung’s televisions.
To play these games, you will need the Sony PlayStation Now app installed on your Samsung Smart TV and the games will be streamed to you from the cloud. You don’t need to own either the physical console or the games to play. All you will need is a DualShock 4 controller, which can be purchased separately. Read more »
George Lucas’ timeless classic needs no introduction, nor any more praise it has proven itself time and time again ass one of the most influential and significant cultural phenomenon in existence. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is one of the absolute must-play titles for any true Star Wars fan. Since its initial release back in 2003 it has won the hearts of countless gamers and is perhaps the most critically acclaimed game in LucasArts’ sizable portfolio.
Today the title is still captivating younger generations of gamers thanks to skillfully executed mobile ports of the RPG. iOS users have had the pleasure of enjoying the space classic for over an year now and now Android devices can also partake in the fun. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic can be downloaded from the Google Play Store starting today, for just $5 (reduced by 50% from the regular price as a launch promotion). Read more »
For those who are planning to buy a Sony Playstation 4, here is some good news: Walmart is offering the 500 GB gaming console for only $329, which is $70 off its usual retail price. There’s no word on when the offer expires.
Although the offer is mouth-watering, given that the device hasn’t seen much of a price drop this holiday season, there’s a catch: it is good for in-store pickup only as shipping is not available for the product. This means that if your local retailers are out of stock, you’re out of luck. Read more »