Multiple online pubs are reporting on a rumor that Star Wars: Battlefront III will release this year. PlayStationLifeStyle.net cites several job postings and tweets from insiders which point to a 2012 release of a “3rd person…
Sony’s Crackle app has launched for the Xbox 360 and comes free to Xbox LIVE Gold members.
An ol’ school classic comes to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as Syndicate is dropped onto download servers in the form of a demo. Syndicate was originally released from Bullfrog Productions in 1993, and classified as…
Activision has dropped a schedule onto the Call of Duty website outlining the release of new maps and missions through September, 2012. The unnamed maps and missions follow the release of “Liberation” and “Piazza” for Xbox 360 yesterday
Going by unique users who connected to Xbox Live between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, Black Ops reigned supreme, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Modern Warfare 2, Halo: Reach and Battlefield 3. The first person shooter streak was stopped at #6 with Skyrim, followed by Gears of War 3, FIFA 12, FIFA Soccer 11, and Madden NFL 12 rounding out the top 10.
From here on out, it’s a safe bet we’ll be hearing at least one rumor a month about the next iteration of Microsoft’s Xbox. January’s first morsel has to do with a possible DVR in the next console, and it comes courtesy the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. On December 27, those fine folks granted a patent to Microsoft for a device that would serve as both a game console and a digital video recorder.
EA Sports’ NFL Blitz in HD is now available to purchase and download on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. The high-definition version of the game costs 1200 Microsoft Points or $14.99 at the PlayStation Store.
Want to try Gears of War 3 for free on your Xbox 360? Microsoft has added a demo featuring the ‘Shipwreck’ mission that is exclusive for all Gold subscribers. The 1.15 GB demo can now be downloaded from the Xbox Marketplace
Today Microsoft announced a bunch of new entertainment related apps for the Xbox 360. The apps come a week after the release of the new Xbox Live update which brought enhanced Kinect controls, cloud storage, and streaming TV content. Among the new apps available for download are iHeartRadio, MSNBC.com, TMZ, and access to 26 live channels from Verizon FiOS TV.
Xbox 360 owners with Kinect can now use voice commands and gestures to browse movies on Netflix. The Netflix interface for 360 also includes several other improvements such as adaptive streaming (which optimizes the video resolution…
Check out this video of YouTube user KinectFAAST who uses Kinect technology to control gestures in Skyrim on the PC. The program, called FAAST, is middleware that runs on the OpenNI framework. The OpenNI framework doesn’t support voice so the guy uses VAC (Voice Activated Commands) software to convert spoken words to keystrokes via a RazorFish bluetooth headset.
If you’re an Xbox 360 owner you’ll be able to get an app for movie network EPIX when Microsoft launches the new LIVE interface on Dec. 6. The EPIX app will also utilize Kinect voice and gesture commands, enhancing the overall movie search interface. You’ll need an EPIX subscription, of course, through your TV service provider.
The new Xbox 360 Dashboard goes live Tuesday, featuring (another) new, brighter and whiter user interface, enhanced Kinect controls, cloud storage, streaming TV content, and more. Microsoft’s Major Nelson says the changes will include: New personal and social features including Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile
Electronic Arts has committed the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand digital expansion pack to release on December 6 for PlayStation 3, and December 13 for Xbox and PC users. If you remember, the PlayStation 3 “Limited Edition” of Battlefield 3 promised a free copy of the ‘Karkand’ pack one week before Xbox and PC users are able to get it.
Starting this month Verizon FiOS TV subscribers with an Xbox Live Gold account will be able to download a free app to access live television. The app (developed by Verizon) will give subscribers 26 channels to choose from via Kinect interface, without any need to use a remote control.
If you’re looking for a new game to check out id Software’s Rage demo is now available on Xbox Live. With plenty of blood, violence and gore Rage takes you into a post-apocalyptic world called the Wasteland. For gamers who get excited about detailed environments, Rage is loaded with texture. According to id Software President Todd Hollenshead, the extensive details in the game are possible because textures are streamed in to avoid being constrained by system memory. If you haven’t seen Rage yet here’s your chance to get a look. And, those of you with PS3 consoles should be able to download the Rage demo from the PlayStation Network on December 6. Rage carries an MSRP of $59.99 but this Black Friday weekend you’ll be able to find it from various retailers for $29.99. Rage is published by Bethesda Softworks and was released for Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PCs on October 4, 2011.
Once again, the juggernaut that is Call of Duty has carpet-bombed the entertainment industry with its first-day sales. Activision says Modern Warfare 3 sold 6.5 million copies in the U.S. and U.K. last Tuesday, earning some $400 million dollars.
Several retailers will host Midnight release parties for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, release date November 8, 2011. Most Best Buy stores will open at 12:01 am to sell the game — here’s a link to find a Best Buy location nearest you. Gamestop is opening earlier at 9:00pm if you want to pre-order (to avoid lines) or trade-in other games — you can find a Gamestop location closest to you.