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The Top 7 Most Disappointing Announcements At E3 2017

We covered the top showings at E3 2017 and now we’re covering the disappointments from E3. This is all based on my personal opinion, which will differ from yours so please, don’t come at me with your pitchforks. Nintendo Metroid Prime 4 Nintendo had a pretty great conference, probably the best conference this year so choosing a disappointing announcement was kinda hard. This was extreme nitpicking but they announced Metroid Prime 4 with what was essentially a gif of the title of the game. It hyped everyone up for sure but then we have nothing else, no images or screenshots or alpha footage or anything. Sony Monsters of the Deep Okay, what? No seriously, why even announce this? A Final Fantasy Fishing game for the VR because apparently, people’s fantasy is to fish. Microso...

Sony blocking Cross-Play for Profit?

With recent announcements that Minecraft will allow cross-play between all the platforms and Rocket League for the Switch also announcing that it’ll feature cross-play, Sony has made a strange decision and have blocked cross-play on their platforms. The reasoning behind this decision is very weak and quite frankly, not a smart one but what do we “players” know. In an interview with Eurogamer, PlayStation global sales and marketing head Jim Ryan had this to say, “We’ve got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base”, he says. “Minecraft – the demographic playing that, you know as well as I do, it’s all ages but it’s also very young. We have a contract with the people who go online with us, that we look after them and they are within the PlayStation...

Microsoft’s Xbox One X To Trump PS4 Pro?

When the Xbox One was announced originally, people were skeptical if it was more powerful than the PS4. Turns out it was not as powerful as the PS4 which led to a lot of criticism towards Microsoft and Xbox. Then came the PS4 Pro and people bashed Microsoft even more. Sony even upped their exclusives’ game in the meantime which led to the rise of PlayStation’s popularity which left people wondering if Microsoft would step up their game and if so then how? We heard rumours about Project Scorpio for a long time, every couple of months we would get new information but nothing substantial about it. Then they revealed that Scorpio would run games at 4k and people were skeptical but still intrigued by the idea of it. Now, we finally have it officially announced, with the specs and ga...

E3 2017 Highlights: Microsoft Press Conference

With so many expectations for Project Scorpio and people watching to see how Microsoft plan on going toe to toe with Sony again, Microsoft did not disappoint. Their whole conference was packed from start to end and they had a lot of things to announce. So here are the highlights from the Microsoft Press Conference. Xbox One X Project Scorpio finally got revealed it is called Xbox One X. They released a world premiere trailer alongside a bunch of impressive details about it. The Release date of One X is 7th November 2017 and it’ll cost $499.  They also announced backward compatibility for the original Xbox titles and that over 40 pre-existing titles will get the One X update to support 4k. Forza Motorsport 7 Microsoft showcased Forza Motorsport 7 on the newly released Xbox One X and i...

E3 2017 Schedule India

The E3 Schedule has been out in Pacific Daylight Time so here’s the dates and time in  IST for the Press Conferences.   Electronic Arts – June 11 at 12:30 a.m. IST Microsoft – June 12 at 02:30 a.m. IST Bethesda Softworks – June 12 at 09:30 a.m. IST Devolver Digital – June 12 at 10:30 a.m. IST PC Gaming Show – June 12 at 10:30 p.m. IST Ubisoft – June 13 at 01:30 a.m. IST Sony Interactive Entertainment – June 13 at 06:30 a.m. IST Nintendo –  June 13 at 09:30 p.m. IST   Register with us for the best in gaming, and join us for video game discussions on our forums. Favorite

Microsoft Showcases Project Scorpio Dev Kit

Microsoft has released more information about Project Scorpio and has showcased the Dev Kit in a latest video.  Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson talks to Kevin Gammill from the Xbox engineering team about the Project Scorpio Xbox Development Kit, and what it means for game creators. It has a lot of interesting information and gives an insight into how Dev Kits are useful and affect a game’s development cycle. Here’s a little breakdown of the inside of Project Scorpio. Register with us for the best in gaming, and join us for video game discussions on our forums. Favorite

Windows 10 To Get A “Game Mode”?

Microsoft might have some big plans for gaming on Windows 10. As cited by Ubergizmo, Twitter user @h0x0d found a new “gamemode.dll” in the latest developer build of Windows 10. This Dll apparently allows users to adjust CPU and GPU resources in order to allocated more power for running games instead of background applications. .@h0x0d 14997 has a new dll “gamemode.dll”, so it looks like Game Mode is a thing — WalkingCat (@h0x0d) 28 December 2016 Essentially, it allows your PC to act like a console, freeing up most of the processing power solely for gaming purposes. This move is also indicative of the fact that Microsoft continues to take gaming on Windows 10 more and more seriously, offering features like Xbox Play Anywhere, which allows you to run selective games o...

Forza Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain Expansion Out Now

Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 has gotten its first major expansion, available for download now. Known as the Blizzard Mountain, the dlc adds a brand new area to explore, enveloped in intense blizzard conditions that will really put your driving skills to test. There are a number of new cars in your garage to try out as well. Additionally, there are about 50 new events and challenges, plus more race types, including the Hill Climb, Descent and Blizzard. There are 28 new achievements, worth about 500 Gamerscore in total. Check out the launch trailer below: Blizzard Mountain Cars: 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX 1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZ...

Xbox One Game Streaming Coming to Windows 10 PCs with Oculus Rift

Good news from the folks at Microsoft, read their official relase… Today, Microsoft announced how Xbox One Game Streaming is coming to Windows 10 PCs with Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, including first party games such as “Gears of War 4,” “Forza Horizon 3” and “Halo 5: Guardians,” as well as the Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games, and more titles coming in 2017. Through the world’s fastest multiplayer gaming network and with the included Xbox One controller, gamers can play Xbox One games in a Rift virtual reality cinema screen. The Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app is available for free in the Oculus Store on Dec. 12. Oculus Rift works natively with Windows 10, which makes...

Gears of War 4 Is Getting A Movie, And It’s Official

During a recent livestream for Gears of War 4, Rod Fergusson from The Coalition confirmed that the game is officially getting a movie. A collaboration between Microsoft and Universal, the movie is still in very early stages and according to Fergusson, they’re not ready to announce a director or writer for the project. No further details were shared regarding the movie. However, he did shed some light on the movie. Fergusson said that rather than copying over a story from the Gears game, their aim is to make the best Gears movie possible, whether it follows the story in the games or not. Earlier in July, when asked about the possibility of a movie, he said, “There is some stuff going on that I can’t talk about today, but I’ll possibly be talking about that stuff very...

Minecraft To Get Cross-Platform Support For All Consoles

Minecraft, the building blocks game that took over the world by storm seems to be on its way to become the first truly cross platform game, between Sony’s PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. According a screenshot of  a tweet by Mojang (which has now been deleted) on KeenGamer, Minecraft will now support true cross-platform support, ahead of the upcoming Minecon this year. Available only for Minecraft Realms for the time being, players will be able to invite their mobile gaming friends as well. Realms allows players to host sessions on rented servers for a monthly subscription. Earlier, the cross platform support was only available for Anroid, iOS, PC and Xbox Live. For more news and reviews, keep checking back at Gaming Central.   Favorite

Gears of War 4 Gets A Worldwide Launch Trailer

Microsoft has released the official launch trailer for their upcoming installment in the Gears of War series, Gears of War 4.    The trailer shows off the new cast, including JD Fenix, Del and Kait, who fight alongside Marcus Fenix along to the tunes of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters as covered by Lissie. It also features some new enemy types and vehicles. The game also received some new screenshots which you can check out below. Gears of War 4 is set to release for the Windows 10 PC and Xbox One on 11th October. The game is a part of the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, meaning you can purchase the digital copy of the title on one platform and play it on the other as well, carrying along your progress and achievements. Note that the Play Anywhere feature only applies to digital...


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