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Tech Interview: Destiny 2 and Bungie’s return to PC gaming – Eurogamer.net

Monday, October 30, 2017

We first went hands-on with the PC version of Destiny 2 at E3 earlier this year, and it was immediately apparent that this wasn’t just a mere port or conversion, but instead a thoughtful, considered approach to the platform with all of the unique features and opportunities it represents. Back then, we mentioned to Bungie that we’d really like to go deeper on the game, the technology added to the…

World’s Hottest PC Game Could Get Locked Out of China – Bloomberg – Bloomberg

Monday, October 30, 2017

The world’s hottest video game is set to be shut out of the biggest market. A Chinese gaming association said in an announcement posted online that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is too bloody and violent for sale in the country. The gladiator-style mentality of the computer game — where competitors kill each other until only one remains — deviates from the values of socialism and is deemed harmful to young consumers, according to the…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming – PC Gamer

Monday, October 30, 2017

THE HIGHS Samuel Roberts: Crazy season Take your pick: Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Wolfenstein 2 or Destiny 2. These are all games released on PC in a single week, which is crazy. It’s the biggest few days for new releases all year, and the choice is pretty great. We’ve all only got so much money to spend on games, so which is it going to be for you? I reviewed Wolfenstein…

PS4 Pro vs. Xbox One X in pictures – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, October 30, 2017

Microsoft has started distributing Xbox One X units, and we’ve unboxed our device to get a closer look at the “world’s most powerful console.” While the Xbox One X is more powerful than the PS4 Pro in every major specification, it’s also a lot smaller. Comparing the two, it’s easy to spot the design differences. Sony has opted to spread its components over a larger footprint with a wedge, and…

Nintendo says Switch will beat Wii U total sales within its first year – TechCrunch

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Switch is beginning to pay off for Nintendo. The new console is selling so well that the Japanese firm said today it is likely to outsell the Wii U, its predecessor, within one year of its release. Today Nintendo raised its prediction for total Switch sales over its financial year — which runs April-March — to 14 million units from an initial 10 million. If it can hit that…

World’s Hottest PC Game Could Be Banned in China Due to Violence – Bloomberg

Monday, October 30, 2017

The world’s hottest video game is set to be locked out of the biggest market. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — where competitors fight to be the last one alive — is too bloody and violent, according to an announcement posted by the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association. The gladiator-like mentality of the computer game deviates from the values of socialism and is deemed harmful to young consumers, it said. Any license…

Tech Interview: Destiny 2 and Bungie’s return to PC gaming – Eurogamer.net

Monday, October 30, 2017

We first went hands-on with the PC version of Destiny 2 at E3 earlier this year, and it was immediately apparent that this wasn’t just a mere port or conversion, but instead a thoughtful, considered approach to the platform with all of the unique features and opportunities it represents. Back then, we mentioned to Bungie that we’d really like to go deeper on the game, the technology added to the…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming – PC Gamer

Monday, October 30, 2017

THE HIGHS Samuel Roberts: Crazy season Take your pick: Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Wolfenstein 2 or Destiny 2. These are all games released on PC in a single week, which is crazy. It’s the biggest few days for new releases all year, and the choice is pretty great. We’ve all only got so much money to spend on games, so which is it going to be for you? I reviewed Wolfenstein…

Nintendo earnings beat the market as it ups sales target for the Switch console to 14 million units – CNBC

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Here’s A Catalog Of Games And Enhancements For The Xbox One X – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Credit: Ubisoft/YouTube Assassin’s Creed: Origins It’s looking like Microsoft’s Xbox One X is going to live up to the hype as the most powerful console ever made. The specs are there and so is the performance. Digital Foundry recently compared a two-month-old build of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War running on the One X with a current build on the PS4 Pro. It was no contest, the One X crushed the…

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aimé on the evolution of Super Mario Odyssey – TechCrunch

Monday, October 30, 2017

From the outside, at least, Nintendo is a study in contradictions, at once devoted to the constant development of new gaming experiences, while remaining deferential and staunchly loyal to its past. Fittingly, the gaming giant’s American president Reggie Fils-Aimé references its longtime executives and creative forces with great reverence, quoting predecessors several times over the course of our half-hour-long conversation ahead of the launch of Super Mario Odyssey. The game…

Stephen Toulouse, former head of Xbox Live’s enforcement, passes away at 45 – Polygon

Monday, October 30, 2017

Stephen Toulouse, who became well known to gamers as the chief of Xbox Live’s enforcement operation for five years of the Xbox 360, died suddenly on Friday, his family confirmed. The family did not mention a cause of death. Toulouse, 45, had been a 17-year veteran of Microsoft, culminating in his time as director, Xbox Live Policy and Enforcement from 2007 to 2012. His most recent résumé said he had…

Xbox One will save your console’s settings in the cloud – Engadget

Monday, October 30, 2017

This also marks the formal launch of game gifting. If you’re eager to treat someone, you can buy “most” digital Xbox One games, permanent add-ons (such as mission packs and characters), Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass as a gift. You just need to know their email address or Gamertag. Other improvements? The home screen can now include club “blocks” (see above) to show you what’s going on with…

Tech Interview: Destiny 2 and Bungie’s return to PC gaming – Eurogamer.net

Monday, October 30, 2017

We first went hands-on with the PC version of Destiny 2 at E3 earlier this year, and it was immediately apparent that this wasn’t just a mere port or conversion, but instead a thoughtful, considered approach to the platform with all of the unique features and opportunities it represents. Back then, we mentioned to Bungie that we’d really like to go deeper on the game, the technology added to the…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming – PC Gamer

Monday, October 30, 2017

THE HIGHS Samuel Roberts: Crazy season Take your pick: Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Wolfenstein 2 or Destiny 2. These are all games released on PC in a single week, which is crazy. It’s the biggest few days for new releases all year, and the choice is pretty great. We’ve all only got so much money to spend on games, so which is it going to be for you? I reviewed Wolfenstein…

Here’s A Catalog Of Games And Enhancements For The Xbox One X – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Credit: Ubisoft/YouTube Assassin’s Creed: Origins It’s looking like Microsoft’s Xbox One X is going to live up to the hype as the most powerful console ever made. The specs are there and so is the performance. Digital Foundry recently compared a two-month-old build of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War running on the One X with a current build on the PS4 Pro. It was no contest, the One X crushed the…

Here’s A Catalog Of Games And Enhancements For The Xbox One X – Forbes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Credit: Ubisoft/YouTube Assassin’s Creed: Origins It’s looking like Microsoft’s Xbox One X is going to live up to the hype as the most powerful console ever made. The specs are there and so is the performance. Digital Foundry recently compared a two-month-old build of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War running on the One X with a current build on the PS4 Pro. It was no contest, the One X crushed the…

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aimé on the evolution of Super Mario Odyssey – TechCrunch

Monday, October 30, 2017

From the outside, at least, Nintendo is a study in contradictions, at once devoted to the constant development of new gaming experiences, while remaining deferential and staunchly loyal to its past. Fittingly, the gaming giant’s American president Reggie Fils-Aimé references its longtime executives and creative forces with great reverence, quoting predecessors several times over the course of our half-hour-long conversation ahead of the launch of Super Mario Odyssey. The game…

Xbox One will save your console’s settings in the cloud – Engadget – Engadget

Monday, October 30, 2017

This also marks the formal launch of game gifting. If you’re eager to treat someone, you can buy “most” digital Xbox One games, permanent add-ons (such as mission packs and characters), Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass as a gift. You just need to know their email address or Gamertag. Other improvements? The home screen can now include club “blocks” (see above) to show you what’s going on with…