Microsoft has launched their biggest ever gaming sale with the Xbox Store Countdown To 2017 sale, offering hundreds of games, movies, music, and television shows show at discount prices. This includes up to 60% off some of the year’s biggest titles alongside weekly and daily offers that can have even bigger reductions.
Playtonic Games, crafters of the crowdfunded Banjo-Kazooie love letter known as Yooka-Laylee, have just dropped the announcement everybody’s been waiting for….the game is nearly complete and we have a release date! You’ll be able to hop and bop with a lizard and bat April 11, 2017..for just $39.99! (This is the preorder price; it may change.) Look for it in both digital and physical form on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux.
It’s almost December, and the holiday shopping season is well under way. Black Friday has come and gone, and so has Cyber Monday for that matter. According to a report by VentureBeat, the data-tracking firm Adobe Digital Insights recorded that Sony’s PlayStation 4 console was the best-selling consumer electronics product for online sales on Cyber Monday, overtaking Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Headlander is exactly the type of game that you would expect Double Fine Productions, the Tim Schafer company that has been responsible for the likes of Psychonauts and Brutal legend, to make. The only real difference between it and some of their other output is that they have squarely prioritized gameplay over everything else, meaning that the story and action isn’t quite as in-depth or funny as you might expect, but boy is it really fun.
Wheels Of Aurelia is a rather odd game. It is obstinately a driving game but most of the action and focus of the title is not on the actual driving but rather the conversations between yourself and the various passengers accompanying you on your journey. In this way, it is more of an interactive story than a video game in the strictest sense. This not only makes it a unique experience but also very difficult to review.
Several additional Xbox 360 titles are making their way to the Xbox One as they have become backwards compatible. Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Medal of Honor: Airborne, Trine 2, and Astropop have all been certified so that they can be played on the latest console as long as you own either a digital copy of the game or the original disc.
Capcom has revealed its plans to sell a Collector’s Edition of its upcoming seventh mainline Resident Evil game. It’s at the higher end of limited editions with its $179.99 price tag, so what’s in it that’s purportedly worth so much?
The return of the Rock Band series last year, alongside the latest Guitar Hero, heralded the return of the music genre that was once a billion dollar industry. However, the bottom soon fell out of the plastic instrument market thanks to oversaturation. With new releases coming at a rate of more than one a year, the appetite for additional games simply fell away.
With the release of Toys R Us and Target’s Black Friday sales ads, we now know what all the major retailers will be discounting game-wise on the fateful hour, which is now nine days away.
As we predicted, the $250 console will be the new trend. Walmart’s $250 PS4 is an especially good deal, as it comes with three games (Uncharted, The Last Of Us Remastered and Ratchet & Clank) AND the store is throwing in a $30 gift card. Their XBox One offering is the Battlefield 1 bundle, also for $250, and if you can believe it they’re still selling a 360 for $129.
Here it is barely November and already some merchants are revealing their video game-related Black Friday deals. None of the big ones yet, but what these two outfits will be offering is worth keeping in mind.
Players who have an EA Access subscription can get hold of the Battlefield 1 trial a day earlier than expected, as the game has now gone live on the system and is now available to download. It was initially due to go online on October 13.