Microsoft’s Project xCloud will help usher in a new era of gaming

Microsoft recently announced Project xCloud as the next big thing in gaming and it has generated a lot of buzzes since. Its all about streaming video games over the internet, which is quite different from playing directly from a console or PC. [Source: thewindowsclub.com ]

Activision’s Announcement of a $500 Million Launch For Black Ops 4 Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Author writes “Activision’s press release certainly paints a picture of a publisher exceptionally pleased with the performance of its latest game. But Im not so sure the figures theyre actually speaking to tell the whole story.” [Source: twinfinite.net ]

Rockstar North Employees Speak Openly About Work Culture and “100 Hour” Crunch

One story that has been dominating the narrative of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the last two weeks is the reported workplace culture over at Rockstar North. [Source: dualshockers.com ]

Target scares up deals for Friday the 13th and some obscure clearance games

Target has a handful of unadvertised Xbox One and PS4 games on sale/clearance. While in-store pricing and stock may vary, there’s some excellent opportunities to add some lesser-known games to your backlog on the cheap. [Source: galaxyofgeek.com ]

Black Ops 4 Player Reports Bug; Treyarch Responds With Play-By-Play

PC Invasion: A Black Ops 4 player thought there was a bug when his opponent killed him first. He ended up reporting it — which led to Treyarch responding with a near 800-word play-by-play of what actually transpired. [Source: pcinvasion.com ]

Open world games suck at telling a story, here’s why

A great map, a slew of activities, and unlimited freedom usually come at the price of a forgettable, anything-but-compelling storyline. But does it always have to be like that? [Source: gamepressure.com ]

The Top PlayStation Trophy Hunter Is Now Bagging 300 Platinums A Year

Last week, Guinness World Records finally recognized Karim, who goes by Hakoom on PSN, for his prowess with a certificate certifying him as the worlds top platinum trophy holder. He currently has more than 1,700. [Source: kotaku.com ]

Boundless Dev On PS5 and Xbox Scarlett Expect An Evolution of Architecture, Not A Revolution

Were expecting an evolution of the architecture rather than a revolution, says the CEO of Wonderstruck. [Source: gamingbolt.com ]

Halo Combat Evolved PC Fan Remake available for download, features high-quality textures and more

DSOGaming writes: “Halo fans, here is something truly special for you today. A team of modders has been working on a fan remake of the first Halo PC game, called Halo Combat Evolved Refined. According to the development team, the Refined project is an attempt to smooth all those wrinkles and provide a port that even die-hard Halo purists will be happy with.” [Source: dsogaming.com ]

Classic Valve Titles Now in Enhanced Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility Collection

The Xbox One Backward Compatible versions of Xbox 360 titles Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, The Orange Box, and Portal are now enhanced for Xbox One X, Microsoft announced. [Source: news.xbox.com ]

Red Dead Redemption 2: Installation Requirements

The amount of space required to install Red Dead Redemption 2 depends on the platform you are using, and the method of installation. Disc Installation: PS4 – 99 GB installation space Xbox One – 107 GB installation space Digital Installation: PS4 – 99 GB installation space with an additional 50GB for the installation process Xbox One – 107 GB installation space [Source: supp...

Black Ops 4 Has Half A Billion Opening Weekend

It will be interesting to see if they can build on this momentum but the latest Call of Duty game has had a huge opening. [Source: sknr.net ]

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