With about three months to go before E3 2019, Xbox rumours are already heating up. Microsoft has previously confirmed it is working on multiple new Xbox consoles, and now its plans appear to be coming into focus.There is a lot of information out there about the new Xbox consoles, so we're rounding up all the rumours and speculation into this post to help make sense of the matter. Bear in mind that while the sources for each rumour have proven reliable in the past, everything mentioned here is unconfirmed, and as with all rumours, plans are subject to change. Microsoft's official stance is that it does not comment on rumour and speculation. With that caveat out of the way...A Disc-Free Xbox OneRumoured for many months already, and discussed at a conceptual level for years, the disc-free Xbox One is said to be codenamed Xbox Maverick. Windows Central reported that this system will actually be called "Xbox One S All-Digital Edition." Pre-orders for the console are said to open in April, … [Read more...] about Xbox One Dropping Disc Drive For Next Model; Next-Gen Consoles And More Rumor Roundup
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In February 2012, I was a sophomore in high school with copious amounts of free time on my hands. Being the reclusive outcast I was, I spent more of those spare hours obsessing over gadgets than socializing or playing games. And of all the trendy contraptions making waves at the time – think iPhone 4S, Kindle Fire, and Nest – portable game consoles were my favorite. Not only were they more affordable than the smartphones and tablets of the time, but handhelds were also beginning to see an unexpected resurgence. The launch of PS Vita, then should have been a home run for Sony. And yet it's one of the company's few commercial console failures.Despite the ubiquity of smartphones, mobile gaming was finding its footing. Most games you'd play on your phone were either shoddy ports of well-known franchises (see: Dead Space for iOS) or rudimentary Flash games developers realized they could monetize by listing them in every digital marketplace imaginable (see: Jetpack Joyride). Most … [Read more...] about Sony’s support for PS Vita officially ends next month: what lessons can its failure offer PS5?
The v7.40 patch is now available for Fortnite, bringing with it some new weapons and a chance to get your Season 8 Battle Pass for free. The Share the Love event has been updated, and you can claim your Wrap for supporting a Creator or being one yourself. New Creative Islands will be showcased each day, so jump in to see the Featured Island Frenzy. Epic Games has also said that everyone who completes 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27 will receive the upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for free, as well as the free outfits from the Season 7 Battle Pass. Gifting is back for a limited time starting now until February 22 and you can send the Heartspan Glider to your special someone for free until February 15, if you’re feeling generous. Catch is the new LTM mode, with LTMs rotating each Thursday and Saturday. You can only use grenades or other tossable items, so get ready to blast your way to victory. Rumble is the next LTM on the list, where two large teams battle it out for … [Read more...] about Fortnite v7.40 update: complete the Overtime Challenges to get your Season 8 Battle Pass for free
Earlier this week, a live action trailer for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was released and it quickly went viral. There were two main reason for this; firstly it was excellently produced and exciting to watch, but the real surprise was that it was advertising PUBG on mobile phones. Yes, you heard right, PUBG, the game Team Eurogamer play way too much of, is now playable on Android and iOS devices. Bonkers! Getting to play PUBG on mobile is a bit of a mission, however, as it's currently only available to download in China. Happily, there are a couple of ways to trick the system and play the game in your own region and it's not especially hard to do. I mean, if I can work out how to get it working on my iPhone 6, surely you can. Be warned though, it turns out there are actually TWO official PUBG mobile games available to download. PUBG: Army Attack puts an arcade style spin on the original concept and includes things like naval battles, whilst PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield (or PUBGEB … [Read more...] about Here’s how PUBG on mobile phones compares to the original game
One of the truest arcade classics has arrived on mobile – and Puzzle Fighter is just about perfect for iOS and Android devices. It’s still as deep as ever, mind. While it’s not quite the console-based Puzzle Fighter revival I’ve been wishing for, the unique combination of brawling and color-matching puzzle action makes Puzzle Fighter a perfect fit for phones – and while easy to pick up, when played online, a high level of strategy is pretty much required. If you’re new to the world of Puzzle Fighter, it might take a while to fully grasp the strategy of more challenging battles. Have no fear – we’re here with tips for that. Even if you’re an old arcade Puzzle Fighter pro, this new iOS and Android Puzzle Fighter mobile app offers up some major tweaks to how the series plays – and we’re going to go over those too. Basically, we’ve got you covered. Let’s get to it, starting out with this – the basics of how … [Read more...] about Puzzle Fighter tips: character list, unlocks and how to win in the mobile version