“Microsoft Collaboration Is The ‘Best Case-Scenario”

Co-Founder and President of Capybara Games, the studio behind the highly anticipated game Below, Nathan Vella, believes that working with Microsoft on the game is not only good for the end product but also the studio. He says, “Microsoft catches a lot of sh**- some of it deserved, some not – but they understand our goals. They understand the goals of the game and of … Continue reading “Microsoft Collaboration Is The ‘Best Case-Scenario”

Watch Dogs Sequel Will Release Sooner

Good news fans of Watch Dogs! Any game in the franchise after its debut in May would have a significantly reduced development cycle compared to the first installment. However, Ubisoft has yet to officially confirm a sequel to the game, the publisher has stated in the past that they view Watch Dogs as a franchise with “many stories to tell”. Creative Director Jonathan Morin gave … Continue reading Watch Dogs Sequel Will Release Sooner

GameStop Closing 2% of Stores

GameStop will be shuttering 2% of its 6500 retail stores as expand its reach in what it deems more viable markets. The closure of the approximately 130 stores was reported by GameStop CEO Paul Raines at GameStop’s 2014 Investor Day as he revealed his plan for “GameStop 3.0”, a plan he calls “a new phase of the company’s lifespan that will see it aggressively expand … Continue reading GameStop Closing 2% of Stores

H1Z1 Is Not Pay to Win

Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that players will not be able to buy any items that may be viewed as “pay to win”. Studio president Smedley revealed that the team behind the game had to decide what they would and would not sell in their game. “We will NOT be selling Guns, Ammo, Food, Water… i.e. That’s kind of the whole game and it would … Continue reading H1Z1 Is Not Pay to Win

World of Darkness Shut Down

If you’re an avid Reddit user, it’s no surprise that after days of rumors that CCP, a developer popular for its game EVE Online, has ceased development on its World of Darkness MMO. The company purchased White Wolf and the rights to the IP in 2006, the year development supposedly began on the game. After a series of layoffs in the previous years at the Atlanta … Continue reading World of Darkness Shut Down

0.15% of Players Keep Mobile Gaming Alive

Apparently the amount of players responsible for 50% of all in-game revenue accumulated for “freemium” mobile games is small. Mobile analytics firm Swrve has found that just 0.15% of total players account for 50% of the monthly mobile revenue from in-game purchases and that a vast bulk of players deliver absolutely no revenue to developer. The research firm founded that only 1.5% of players active … Continue reading 0.15% of Players Keep Mobile Gaming Alive

European Commission May Crackdown on Free to Play

The European Commission is meeting to discuss concerns over complaints from across Europe regarding in-app purchases. The Commission notes that the “app economy”  on the continent is on the rise and is expected to be worth an estimatated 63 billion Euros in the next five years. However, it notes that despite 50% of European digital games being advertised as free, they contain in-app purchases. The … Continue reading European Commission May Crackdown on Free to Play

New Halo Journey Coming 2014

Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer confirmed that Halo news will be coming to E3 this year. Although this confirmation is completely expected, the exact meaning of “Halo news” is still up for speculation. Earlier this year, Microsoft’s senior manager for the Halo and Forza Motorsport franchises assured fans that the next Halo journey “WILL begin in 2014.” Furthermore, Steve Downes, the voice actor behind Master … Continue reading New Halo Journey Coming 2014

March’s Free Xbox Games

Xbox spokesperson Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, has revealed that the next batch of games available for free to Xbox Live Gold members is the console strategy hit Civilization Revolution and action RPG Dungeon Defenders. The first game, Civilization Revolution, drops its typical $30 price tag on March 1st to the lower price of free where it will stay for all Gold subscribers … Continue reading March’s Free Xbox Games

Game of the Month: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

EA’s and PopCap’s latest entry into the Plants vs Zombies franchise, Garden Warfare, is a captivating experience for all ages. The game has three modes: Gardens & Graveyards pits the zombies and plants in a skirmish over a shifting control point, Vanquish plays similarly to Battlefield’s deathmatch game mode pitting two 12-player teams against one another in a fight to the death. The most unique, … Continue reading Game of the Month: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Gears of War Not Coming Anytime Soon

Microsoft sent out a notice to fans warning them that Black Tusk Studios will not be rushing out the next entry in the Gears of War franchise, as the studio was to improve the gameplay and player experience.

Phil Spencer, Microsoft Studios head, released the news and cautions fans that they shouldn’t expect to get their hands on the game anytime soon.

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Is Octodad Still A PS4 Exclusive? Maybe Not.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch will not be available on the PlayStation 4 until April. Developer Young Horses took to twitter to announce the news. The indie game was originally expected to release in March but it looks like that is not longer the case. Young Horses also took the time to hint that the game may no longer be a PlayStation 4 exclusive and that the … Continue reading Is Octodad Still A PS4 Exclusive? Maybe Not.

PlayStation 4 Sells 5.3 Million

At last count, the PlayStation 4 has sold a pretty healthy 5.3 million units. However, it’s worth noting that this number was before the console launched in Japan, a market traditionally dominated by the PlayStation, on February 22nd so this time next week the number is expected to be much higher. The console is still soaring off its strong launch with over a million consoles … Continue reading PlayStation 4 Sells 5.3 Million

Forza 5: The “Best-Selling Racing Game”

With over 1 million Xbox One owners purchasing Forza Motorsport 5, the game is “the best-selling racing game” in proportion to its console, developer Turn 10 Studios said in a press release. With recent figures from Microsoft putting the Xbox One at 3 million units of its new console said, the game has been purchased by a little more than a third of all Xbox … Continue reading Forza 5: The “Best-Selling Racing Game”

Fallout 4 May Be Awhile

Bethesda game director Todd Howard has said regarding a Fallout announcement that the studio “[doesn’t] have a timetime for [the next game announcement] but I think it’s gonna be awhile.” “We’ve gotten fairly used to all the questions and curiosity over the years,” Howard continued. “Everyone wants information. Right now, we’re just trying to figure out which of our ideas are going to stick and … Continue reading Fallout 4 May Be Awhile