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Grand Theft Auto IV sales jump after gaining Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Last week, Rockstar’s last-generation hit Grand Theft Auto IV gained backwards compatibility on the Xbox One. While it’s always great to play the latest, best-looking games, classics like GTA IV are always a welcome change, and many gamers felt the same. According to gamingbolt.com, GTA IV’s sales jumped a massive 7,000% in the past few days. Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One i...[Read More]

There once was a Halo movie being made, here’s why you’re just hearing about it now and what it was like

Halo has been a staple for Xbox players for as long as the franchise and console have existed together. The original entry into the franchise, Halo: Combat Evolved, was launched in November 2001 on the original Xbox, and it spawned one of the most beloved storylines and universes in gaming. Four years after its launch and a year after its sequel’s, Microsoft and Bungie wanted to expand into ...[Read More]

Valve to kill off Steam Greenlight program, replacement coming Spring 2017

Steam users may be familiar with the Indie-funding aspect of the community, known as Steam Greenlight. The community / feature is a place for small developers to get player interest and, at a certain threshold, move their game officially to the Steam Store for purchase by any Steam user. Today, Valve posted on the official Steam Community regarding Greenlight, as well as some changes coming to the...[Read More]

Hit the weekend with a new Ford-themed #Forzathon in Forza Horizon 3

If you’re in need of unwinding, or just want to pick up a new Horizon Edition car and some free stuff, be sure to jump into Forza Horizon 3 this weekend. This weekend’s #Forzathon challenges focus on Ford and is fittingly named “Making History”. Players need only use a 1956 truck to win some races, score some major skill chains, and head online and race for a bit to get som...[Read More]

World War I shooter Verdun enters certification by Microsoft, Xbox One release coming soon

If you’re a PC gamer, war shooters are numerous and vary wildly in realism and target audience. As a console player, most war shooters have to stand up to the big Battlefield launch of that year, and it often ends in varying degrees of success. One war shooter named for a famous World War I battle aims to offer a realistic experience that still lets players gear up alongside friends online. ...[Read More]

Playdemic acquired by TT Games, will work on Lego mobile games

TT Games, a label under Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, acquired the mobile games development firm Playdemic. Playdemic, the team behind mobile games such as Gang Nations, Golf Clash, and Village Life, will be joining TT Games to continue development of various Lego games, with a focus on mobile. According to a quote from gamesindustry.biz, TT Games’ managing director Tom Stone sa...[Read More]

Xbox Snap is gone, but it may have a replacement already

As readers will know, Xbox lost its Snap Mode feature in a recent build update to the system via the Xbox Insider Program. While some fans may wish it good riddance, other have lost a valuable feature for multi-viewing content on their console. Since Windows 10 and Xbox are now built on the same unified core codebase, known as OneCore, features enabled specifically for one have make it easier for ...[Read More]

E3 2017 will open to the public for the first time

Each year, the Electronic Entertainment Exposition, known to many simply as E3, welcomes press to show off and write news regarding the latest development in the latest games, including announcing all-new titles altogether. This year, however, non-press entrants will be welcomed for the first time in the exposition’s history, but at a steep cost. The show, held in Los Angeles, California, wi...[Read More]

Take-Two earnings call report ship numbers for NBA 2K17, Grand Theft Auto 5, Mafia 3

As we’ve previously reported on Microsoft and EA‘s earnings call, talking about figures both financial and product-related, game publisher Take-Two’s earning call transcript released today. Courtesy of Seeking Alpha, we know specifics about how some of the company’s games fared in the second quarter of the company’s fiscal year 2017. First during the earnings call was...[Read More]

Phil Spencer on Twitter: “More first-party games, great diversity, and new IP” coming this year

As many Xbox fans will know, Phil Spencer is extremely active on Twitter when it comes to answering questions from fans regarding the company, current and upcoming games, and obviously the new Project Scorpio hardware. This week, Spencer has given fans another great answer for what kind of changes to expect this year game-wise. The exchange is embedded below. @ShayneCollins38 I feel very good abou...[Read More]

Playseat Car Pack now available in Forza Horizon 3

As February gets in gear, Forza Horizon 3 players have a new car pack to take for a spin as of today. After a full announcement and unveiling, complete with trailer that we’ll include below, the Playseat Car Pack is official and comes with both new and old faces. As usual, the car pack is available as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass which comes included in the Ultimate Edition or can be...[Read More]

The first weekend of February brings second-chance rewards with the latest #Forzathon

As with past weekends, Forza Horizon 3 drivers will have the chance to land a bunch of awesome rewards starting today. This weekend’s #Forzathon event series, aptly titled “Who Wants Seconds?”, allows players to earn a trio of past reward cars, as well as a chance to earn three free wheelspins. The wheelspins can be netted after completing a Bucket List Challenge that ends in Coo...[Read More]

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