Microsoft: “We Expect This to Be a Special E3”

With rumors swirling about potential new hardware announcements, Microsoft today teased its E3 2016 showing by saying the company expects "a special E3.""We are just days away from E3 2016 and we're excited to share more details on what Xbox fans can expect this year and beyond," Xbox marketing chief Mike Nichols said in a statement today regarding May 2016's NPD results. "We expect this to be a s...[Read More]

Fallout 4 Was Accidentally Free on Xbox One Today, Bethesda Responds

Reportedly due to a pricing error, the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 (and its DLC) was free today for a period of time through the Xbox Store, though Bethesda says it has "no idea" how that happened.Earlier today, the base game and expansions Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor were all offered for the low, low price of zero dollars from the digital store. Here's a tweet from Twitter's ...[Read More]

EA Giving Away $1 Million to These Charities in New Campaign

Ahead of E3 2016 next week, Electronic Arts today announced a new charity campaign where it will give away $1 million to five different charities.As part of the Play to Give program, as it's being called, EA will give a total of $1 million to these five groups: HeForShe, Code.org, National Center for Women & Information Technology, CODE2040, and SpecialEffect.To celebrate the announcement, a n...[Read More]

Originally Expected in 2015, Torment: Tides of Numenera Now Delayed to 2017

Torment: Tides of Numenera has been delayed again. The PC title was originally expected to debut in 2015, but was later delayed to 2016; now, it's been pushed to 2017.In a Kickstarter update today, developer inXile said the game has reached content-complete status, meaning it is playable from start to end. However, there is still "plenty of work ahead," including implementing more polish, addition...[Read More]

Looking Back on Silent Hill: Dead Air Episode 11

Silent Hills may be in purgatory following Hideo Kojima's departure from Konami, but the legacy the Silent Hill series left behind is still felt across the medium. For this week's episode, the international editors get together to discuss the franchise's impact, their favorite entries, and the ones they'd rather forget about.As GameSpot's weekly horror podcast, we discuss the best, worst, creepies...[Read More]

Someone Gets Cut in Half in First Conan Exiles Gameplay Footage

We've seen a cinematic trailer and some screenshots, but now, Funcom has released the first gameplay footage for the upcoming Conan Exiles.The video (which contains pre-alpha footage) showcases things like sweeping sandstorms and a giant, bat-like creature. Also on display are some fighting mechanics and one particuarly gruesome kill where a player is sliced in half at the torso. We also get a loo...[Read More]

Top Ten Best-Selling Games in the US for May 2016

The top ten best-selling physical games in the US have been revealed, thanks to the NPD Group's sales report for May. The top three are nearly identical to the three best-selling digital games on PS4 with Uncharted 4, Doom, and Overwatch standing tall.The NPD's report does not include digital copies. Uncharted 4 passed 2.7 million copies sold in its first week, while Overwatch hit 7 million player...[Read More]

PS4 Tops US Sales Charts in May 2016 NPDs

With E3 days away and announcements ready to potentially shake up the console business, Sony's PS4 has again come away as the top-selling console in the United States during May 2016, according to the NPD Group's May report.Sony confirmed with GameSpot that its console came out on top in May. For the second month in a row, it didn't offer any statement on the report beyond that.Microsoft did comme...[Read More]

Street Fighter V Story Mode Length Revealed; Lets You Play DLC Characters Early

Street Fighter V's June Update, which includes the free story mode and DLC character Ibuki, releases near the end of June, and Capcom has revealed new details about the story mode on its blog. The developer also discussed changes to how in-game currency works and stuff you'll be able to buy through the in-game store.The free story expansion, A Shadow Falls, runs for about three to four hours and b...[Read More]

The Old Transformers Animated Movie Is Being Remastered for Blu-Ray

Transformers: The Movie, the quality animated film from 1986 not to be confused with anything Michael Bay has stamped his name on, celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the movie is being remastered for release on Blu-ray.Transformers: The Movie - 30th Anniversary Edition is due out on September 13, Shout Factory announced today. It's being remastered and transferred ...[Read More]

Intel Core i7 6950X Broadwell-E Review

Let’s just get this right out of the way: Intel’s new 10-core, 20-thread Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU is not for your average PC gamer. At $1,723, this “enthusiast” SKU processor is not even for your typical enthusiast. The 6950X is a prosumer chip, with a special emphasis on the prefix “pro.”Table of Contents [hide]Broadwell-E SKUsArchitectureBenchmarksMethodo...[Read More]

Here’s What’s Next for Fallout 4 Mods

With Fallout 4 mods available on PC and Xbox One (and coming soon to PS4), Bethesda has launched a new section of its website devoted to developer notes regarding future updates. Among the first posts there is a roadmap for what's coming this summer to improve the mod experience.Perhaps most importantly, Bethesda says it's "working with Microsoft and Sony to increase the storage limits on consoles...[Read More]

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