Archives / 2013 / August

Xbox One Voice Commands For Only 5 Countries At Launch

More bad news for Microsoft today as it was revealed that Xbox One’s Kinect voice commands will only be available in select territories on launch day. The information, spotted by CVG, is tucked away at the bottom of the Xbox One information page on and lists the UK, US, Canada, France and Germany as the only countries that will enjoy full voice support when the console is finally re... »

Rockstar introduces new Hierarchy feature to Social Club ahead of GTA 5 release

In other news, GTA 5's soundtrack includes 240 songs and 15 radio stations Ahead of Grand Theft Auto V's fast approaching release in September, Rockstar have expanded The Crews feature in its Social Club to include a new hierarchy structure, which will allow crew leaders to assign ranks and impose responsibilities to their minions. “The first of many Rockstar Games Social Club feat... »

Destiny's Exotic weapons detailed – some sniper rifles must be discovered, not bought

All too often, guns in games are the equivalent of fast food, tossed aside the second you empty the clip. Bungie wants to change that with Destiny, offering up unique, uniquely named firearms that are basically adverts for the history and capabilities of the players carrying them. The idea is that you'll get a sense of where somebody's been in the game's vast, interplanetary sandbox... »

Minecraft Xbox 360′s mash-up packs will have free trials, 4J discusses content

Minecraft Xbox 360′s mash-up packs are currently in development. They are similar to texture packs on the PC version, but with new features. Developer 4J Studios has shed light on the DLC in a series of tweets. OXM has reported that the packs will come with new interfaces, and a pre-made world that shows you what can be done with the new content within. There will be free trials of each pack... »

This Week’s Deal: Humble Paradox Bundle

Hoped you enjoyed our twitter, facebook and GaminGuys free code giveaway the other week, however it's on again. Humble Bundle are coming for your cash once more. After the amazing success of the Humble Origin Bundle, you’d think they would chill out a bit. But no, their ever striving needs are to supply you with cheap, brilliant games has reared it's head once more. Paradox are up ... »

Rain Issues & Licensing Woes for PES 2014 Surface

Yesterday, PES 2014 Community Manager Adam Bhatti took to the games unofficial blog site, Winning Eleven, to drop a hefty dose of bad news. Beginning with the announcement that rain would not be a feature of the upcoming game (citing the games complete overhaul as the reason), Bhatti went on to discuss the licensing issues Konami were facing with the latest entry in the series. According to the po... »

Borderlands 2 Receives The Obligatory GOTY Edition

We’re happy to see Borderlands 2 get the standard Game of The Year Edition, as announced by Gearbox Software and 2K (via IGN). As per most releases of this type, on October 11th (or a little earlier on October 8th, if you list in North America) you’ll get: Borderlands 2 (very important to include this!) Captain Scarlett & Her Pirate’s Booty DLC Mission Mr. Torque’s Cam... »

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Special Editions Announced

Nintendo have announced that The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will launch in both special edition and console bundle forms. The Special Edition will include a copy of the game, a piece of double sided artwork, and a lovely little Ganondorf statue encased in perspex. The console bundle, as we revealed last week, is a premium, black console with a limited edition Gamepad. The console will also... »

Final Fantasy 14 removed from sale following server woes

Square Enix has removed the digital version of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn from sale as players struggle to log in and play. Players of the MMORPG, which released this week, currently face long wait times. For some it's unplayable. In a note on the game's Facebook page, Square Enix described the response to this week's release of the rebooted MMO as “overwhelmingly positi... »

EA will continue to make games with an offline mode, Peter Moore insists

EA will continue to make games with an offline mode, chief operating officer Peter Moore has insisted. In a blog post Moore said EA was aware that that is what many gamers want – despite the ongoing trend towards digital. The executive was seeking to clarify comments he made in an interview conducted at Gamescom last week in which he said EA no longer makes “offline” games. ̶... »

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