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5 Free Games Across Xbox Platforms This Month

Microsoft have announced the five free games that will be given to Xbox Live Gold members this June. Xbox One owners will get their first taste of games with gold, receiving Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault. Meanwhile Xbox 360 owners will get Dark Souls, Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, just in time for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Looks like Microsoft... »

Apple buys Beats Electronics for $3bn

Apple has sealed its biggest ever acquisition with the $3bn purchase of Beats Electronics, a deal that reshapes the music landscape and gives the company new heft in digital streaming. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email fts... »

Telltale Brings Hit Games to Xbox One and PlayStation 4

It wasn't exactly shocking news when Telltale Games announced they were bringing their titles to Xbox One and PS4 due to retailers slipping the information previously, however they have finally released exact details today. Both seasons of The Walking Dead will be hitting current generation consoles, but so will The Wolf Among Us. All three seasons will be coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 as well. ... »

Invasion is Call of Duty Ghosts Third DLC Pack

It’s time for another of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ DLC packs, so Activision have announced Invasion. First up, are four included maps: “Departed” is a medium-sized map set in a rural Mexican town during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The colourfully decorated streets, vendor carts and storefronts provide ample cover for run-and-gunners and players that co... »

Twitch & ESL Parnership Happens

Twitch have joined forces with ESL and announced a new “multi-year, extensive partnership agreement”. The deal sees Twitch become the exclusive western broadcaster for all ESL events including the Frankfurt Dota 2, ESL One and next seasons Intel Extreme Masters. Ralf Reichert, CEO / MD at ESL gave a statement regarding the pairing. “We are a pioneer within the industry by creatin... »

Quantum Break Comes To Xbox One In 2015

It has been announced, Quantum Break, the highly anticipated release from Remedy Entertainment, will be coming to Xbox One in 2015, creative director Sam Lake has announced. The third-person shooter will be shown for the first time at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, this August. Quantum Break is separated into two different mediums. One is a ‘cinematic action game’ and the other part bei... »

FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup Delayed

EA have confirmed that their upcoming mode in their highly successful football game: FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup has been delayed. Another mode to also be delayed is World Cup Kick-Off mode for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is to ensure the best experience for players, possible. The FIFA team have stated: “Knowing that our players have been so excited for these new modes made it ... »

Watch Dogs breaks day-one sales record for Ubisoft

Watch Dogs is already setting new sales records in its first week on store shelves, as Ubisoft announced that its open-world hackathon has sold more copies in a 24-hour period than any other game in the publisher's history. “The buzz around Watch Dogs was driven by the incredible passion of our early fans,” Creative Director Jonathan Morin said on Wednesday. “Today we broke ... »

Pushmo Follow-up Coming To Wii U In June

Nintendo announced that a sequel to its hit 3DS puzzler Pushmo will make its debut in North America and Europe next month with an all-new collection of puzzles and expanded level-sharing options. Pushmo is a puzzle game in which players push and pull oddly-shaped blocks in order to form a staircase to each level's goal. The Wii U sequel, titled Pushmo World in North America and Pullblox World... »

Bethesda's BattleCry brings big swords, no gunpowder to online war

Bethesda unveiled BattleCry today, a new free-to-play multiplayer PC combat game from its studio of the same name. Set in a world where gunpowder has been banned, BattleCry's 32-player team action focuses on powerful “transformative” weapons. They include swords (very big swords) that become shields, electrostatic-charged blades, armor-piercing bows and, as shown in the trailer, f... »

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