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  • Alan Wake, Castlevania, Pac-Man now available for Xbox One

    In the latest round of backwards compatibility games for the Xbox One, Microsoft has released three new titles for the system. This wave consists of Alan Wake, Pac-Man, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The games were announced in a Major Nelson blog post along with a full list of all currently available backwards compatible titles. Alan Wake was teased in the initial backwards compatibility announcement. It was later revealed to be included with every purchase of Remedy Entertainment's upcoming game Quantum Break on Xbox One. The game has now been released with both DLC add-ons, The Writer and The Signal. Read more: Quantum...

  • The evolution of Far Cry: from the South Pacific to the Mesolithic

    For many gamers, the Far Cry series was and is a pivotal title in their gaming careers – certainly it was for mine. It's not as if it was the only FPS I've ever played, however at the time it set itself apart with exceptional graphics, good level design and interesting locations that set it apart from its peers. 12 years down the line and 11 games in, Far Cry remains a series with a loyal following, as well as one which still holds appeal to new players. The question then is, how do the developers manage to keep this series...

  • Huawei P9, P9 Lite and P9 Max leak in shock, premature Oppomart listing

    Oppomart isn't doing much to stoke the hype surrounding the Huawei P9 launch, and in fact, it might've just ruined the show for the Chinese manufacturer. The company this week outed a new list of specs for not just the Huawei P9, but the Huawei P9 Lite and P9 Max. The retailer's specs listings aren't always accurate, but this is still an incredibly detailed listing nonetheless. Of course, Huawei has yet to make its plans concrete, so take this with a pinch of salt regardless. So what can we expect? Huawei P9 According to Oppomart, there'll be a 5.2-inch screen with a quad...

  • Hearthstone: Whispers of the Old Gods expansion, new formats incoming

    Hearthstone recently celebrated its two-year anniversary (11 March) and with it its creator Blizzard revealed that the popular free-to-play online digital collectible card game will be going through some massive changes. Apart from the new soon-to-be implemented format system that was announced last month, Hearthstone will also be releasing its third expansion, namely Whispers of the Old Gods. Now before we get to the exciting business of a new expansion, let’s take a look at Hearthstone’s new format system. New Wild and Standard Formats Hearthstone’s new format system will be implemented in an attempt to make the game more inviting to new...

  • HTC 10 teases ‘world first, world class’ camera technology

    HTC phones are fast becoming a hard sell, especially since the last good device to leave its stable was 2014's HTC One M8. But it's hoping to change all of that with the HTC 10. We don't know if it will actually be called the HTC 10 (or HTC One M10), but its creator is pretty sure that the phone's cameras will be "World First, World Class, Front and Back," judging by the company's latest coy teaser tweet. World First, World Class, Front and Back. You’ll see. #powerof10 pic.twitter.com/qN9HN6OP5i — HTC (@htc) March 15, 2016 What this means is really anyone's guess, but...

  • Ubisoft wants you to shoot more people in The Division’s Dark Zones

    It must be nice to live in post-apocalyptic mid-Manhattan, especially when Ubisoft is your overlord. The Division's creator doesn't seem too happy that it raked in almost $330-million worldwide in its first five days, breaking game sales records and personal Ubisoft records in the process. Instead, it wants you to shoot more people in the Dark Zone -- the game's player-vs-player arenas dotted about the map. Ubisoft Massive community developer Hamish Bode, speaking on a Twitch community livestream, noted that the company's looking to address "balancing issues" within the game's Dark Zones, calling it a "priority." These balancing issues centre around player...

  • PlayStation VR: snag one for $399 from October 2016

    Sony's virtual reality push was finally given a shove into the real world last night, as the company announced pricing and availability plans for its upcoming PlayStation VR headset at GDC 2016.It's been a long time coming, from the headset's beginnings as Project Morpheus -- which fittingly was announced two years ago at GDC 2014 -- to its current pre-production state. Related: 5 things you should know about the PlayStation VR Sony Entertainment CEO Andrew House took to the PlayStation Blog to talk PlayStation VR, but stated that the October launch is a little later than anticipated: That is a bit later...

  • Nintendo 3DS receives incremental firmware update 10.6.0-31

    Japanese video game company Nintendo has released another firmware update for its line of 2DS/3DS handheld consoles. Named 10.6.0-31, it doesn't seem to bring much to the table. According to the Nintendo's vague changelog entry for the revision, it adds stability and adjustments to the system. "Further improvements to overall system stability, system security and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user's experience." After applying the update, there doesn't appear to be any noticeable changes to the system, though improved stability behind the scenes is always welcome. There is speculation that all of the incremental updates are slowly laying the...

  • WD’s 314GB PiDrive is hilarious because World Pi Day

    I love novelty gadgets. I can't begin to explain how many random flash drives and powerbanks I've impulsively collected over the years, but some novelties (even for me) are just plain curious. Enter WD's latest hilarious ode to the world's most important number. The WD PiDrive is 314GB of goodness that will support the Raspberry Pi microcomputing board, costs US$31.42 for a limited period, and measures in at 7mm tall (bet you didn't see that one coming). Based on the WD Blue, the company swapped the traditional SATA interface for a much better Raspberry Pi friendly USB connector. We're not too...

  • Xbox Live finally supports cross-platform play, Rocket League to use it first

    Microsoft's Xbox Live network will finally be open to cross-platform play. The announcement comes from a blog post written by Director of ID@Xbox, Christ Charla. This effectively means that gamers on an Xbox can play alongside and against PlayStation counterparts within the same game. This new openness will first be supported by indie darling Rocket League, which is also available on PC and PlayStation 4. The post specifically mentions PC and Xbox One cross-platform capabilities, but doesn't mention its rival by name. The feature will be up to developers to incorporate. There has been no mention of how easy or difficult the feature will...