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3 days ago

Review: Evil Wizard

In most games with characters of any sort, typically the one (or ones) you play as is the good guy, who must triumph over evil, or conquer some insurmountable object, or get points by bopping bad guys, or what-have-you. It isn’t too often a game comes around where you get to play the bad guy,
1 year ago

Quick Look: Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

IllFonic is a studio that’s been actively pushing back at the negativity that surrounds the idea of licensed games. While their two previous licensed titles – Friday the 13th: The Game and Predator: Hunting Grounds – received middling reviews, both maintain dedicated fanbases, with the latter still receiving updates even now in 2022. Now with
1 year ago

Microsoft is Buying Activision Blizzard

Today’s big gaming news comes from yet another Microsoft acquisition. This time, the company has set their sights on Activision Blizzard. The publisher of games such as World of Warcraft and Call of Duty is being purchased for $68.7 billion. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer said today in a post that Activision Blizzard will operate
3 Aug 2021

Hands On: Halo Infinite: Multiplayer Technical Preview

By now, I think it’s pretty obvious that people are putting a lot of expectations on Halo Infinite. Personally, I’m no stranger to this franchise’s multiplayer environment or the beta testing periods that preceded some of the prior titles. So you can imagine that I was pretty excited to be chosen to be in the
24 Nov 2020

Fallout 76’s Steel Dawn Update Will Release Early After Accidental Rollout

Bethesda is releasing Fallout 76‘s Steel Dawn update today, November 24th – a week earlier than was previously announced.  In a move symbolic of the game’s all-too-common problems with functionality, the update was accidentally launched earlier today for Xbox players. This put players’ clients “out of date” and even caused the game to be uninstalled if
21 Sep 2020

Microsoft Will Acquire Bethesda Game Studios

In what will surely be one of the largest acquisitions in gaming history, Microsoft announced on September 21, 2020 that it intends to purchase ZeniMax Media for 7.5 billion dollars. Home to Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax Media is also the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha
15 Sep 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s xCloud

The open beta of Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service released today, September 15th 2020, in 22 countries. xCloud allows you play over 150 games on your phone or tablet. Since the service began its beta testing in November 2019 (AKA before the dark times), there have been many developments leading to its release. Here’s an
11 Aug 2020

Halo Infinite Delayed to 2021

One of the Xbox Series X’s defining launch titles, the next installment in the Halo franchise has been delayed to next year according to a tweet the official Halo Twitter account made today.
6 Oct 2018

Review: Forza Horizon 4

Motorhead Almost everyone has one or two hobbies that they are passionate about and/or obsess over. Music, film, sports, whisky, anime, and so on, there seem to be just about as many fanbases for things as there are, well, things in existence.
10 Jun 2014

E3 Day 0: Xbox Press Conference Highlights

E3 kicked off E3 with its media briefing early this morning.  Unlike last year where Microsoft was introducing its new Xbox One console, this year the focus was exclusively on games.  No hardware news (although they independently have recently announced the new non-Kinect Xbox that is being released for $399) and no non-gaming media (music,
21 May 2013

Gamer Escape News – The Week of 05/19/13

On this weeks show: It’s been a busy few weeks for EA, they’ve announced they will not develop for the Wii-U, discontinuing their online pass system and refusing to pay royalties to gun manufactures for their use of real guns in their games. On the cusp of Microsoft’s next console launch we get a few
30 Apr 2013

Gamer Escape News Episode 01

Nate aka Aniero takes you through the latest in gaming headlines. On this show: layoffs at EA, no Nintendo at E3 2013, new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ratchet & Clank get a movie, countdown to the next Xbox, and get scared with The Evil Within. This is our first episode, so make
8 Feb 2010

Another Hint at FFXIV on Xbox?

Less than a week ago we were reporting that FFXIV might be coming to Xbox because of a Linkedin profile.  Just a few days before that, we reported that Amazon was taking pre-orders for FFXIV.  Now what happens when those two stories have a baby?  You guessed it.  Amazon is now taking pre-orders for FFXIV
2 Feb 2010

Final Fantasy XIV for Xbox… confirmed?

The blog Siliconera is reporting that a Square Enix employee, Yuuki Akama, listed on her Linkedin profile that she was working on FFXIV for not only PS3 and PC, but for Xbox too!  Square Enix has previously reported that PS3 will be the only console at launch, but has not ruled out Xbox as a