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French Coder Creates Smallest Game: Boot Chess
All generations have certain things they get misty eyed about and feel an irresistible urge to share it with younger people in a desperate attempt to make them understand just how groundbreaking and wonderful it was back in the day. For some it was having the whole street round... Read more
Will The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Live Up To Expectations?
The gaming world in 2014 lacked any significant punches, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Bayonetta 2 were all fantastic titles, but there wasn’t a killer game everyone was playing. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt could be the killer game for 2015, if CD Projekt Red’s third... Read more
Windows 10 Will Be Free, And All The Details From The Windows 10 Event
Microsoft’s event has finally revealed all its secrets surrounding Windows 10; some were expected, while others not so. There is clearly something to appeal to everyone in this major update, whether you are a heavy Internet browser or a gamer. Microsoft’s focus seems to be set on providing cross-platform... Read more
PlayBox: PS4 and Xbox One Combo Laptop
Microsoft and Sony have been at each other’s throats in the console wars for many a year now and the rivalry doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon.  I have owned both Playstation and Xbox consoles and have liked and disliked certain aspects of both systems.  I have... Read more
How To Play Games On Your Chromecast
While most of you probably bought a Chromecast to watch streaming videos on your television, the clever little device is capable of so much more. Have you considered the possibilities of playing games using your Chromecast? If you have a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and if you’ve got a... Read more
Ubisoft Looking For Far Cry Future Ideas In New Survey
Ubisoft changed the formula on Far Cry 3, going from a rather serious first-person shooter to a playground full of new and weird characters and weapons. Far Cry 4 continued the trend of wacky characters and a different setting, but for the next installment Ubisoft is asking the fans... Read more
PlayStation Now Available On January 13 With Subscription Service
Sony has been working on the PlayStation Now beta for a few months, fixing some of the kinks on the service, and adding a new subscription option, for customers who don’t want to rent a video game. The streaming service will launch on January 13 across the U.S. and... Read more
PlayStation Vue coming to PS3 and PS4 first
Sony has updated information on the PlayStation Vue, the new cloud-based TV service coming this year. The service has been in beta for PS3 and PS4 over December, as Sony tries to flush out some of the bugs before the big launch, early this year. Sony did not give... Read more
Microsoft XboxOne Lead Designer Quits
The guy who orchestrated Xbox Live, Boyd Multerer, announced last week on the social network, Twitter, that he would be departing from Microsoft after working for the tech giants for the last 17 years. In his announcement, Multerer wasn’t just ready to confirm what or indeed where he will... Read more
The Last of Us 2 Mentioned In Resume
A sequel to the popular Naughty Dog series ‘The Last of Us’ could already been in the works, according to lead character artist Michael Knowland. On Knowland’s LinkedIn resume, the character artist claims he worked on “prototyping head sculpts” for one month on The Last of Us 2. It... Read more
Woman Buys PS4 From Target & Gets A Box Of Bibles
Well, it turns out it’s not just happening at Walmart. Sadly, another retail shopper has had a bad experience when buying a PS4. (And by “bad experience”, I mean that the shopper didn’t get anything close to what they were attempting to purchase). Last week, Techbeat reported that a... Read more
Don’t Call 911 When PlayStation Network Goes Down
It’s really sad I’m even writing a post about this sort of thing, but apparently it needs to be done. You probably heard something about the PlayStation (PSN) and Xbox Live network outages that happened on Christmas day last week. (Just in case you had more important things going... Read more
Should Video Games Be An Olympic Event?
The Olympic games are home to some pretty diverse sports, but they all have something to do with some kind of physical activity – in other words, athletes have to train for months and years and follow a strict regimen before they’re ready to compete in the games. A... Read more
No Console Required: Samsung And Sony Team Up For Playstation Now Service
The ability to play Playstation games has, up until now, always necessitated a Sony Playstation console. With the advent of Playstation Now, the console is no longer required to play some Playstation titles. Sony have collaborated with Samsung to bring the game streaming service, PlayStation Now, to Samsung Smart... Read more
Steam Starts Region Locking Games After Low Currency Exploits
Even though Steam regularly offers deals and sales for digital games, some people are not happy with the prices and head over to third party key sellers, for cheaper prices. It looks like Steam is not happy with these key sales from other regions, taking thousands of digital keys... Read more
Duck Hunt is Coming Back on Christmas Day!
If you’d like to get a little bit of nostalgia for Christmas this year and you own a Nintendo Wii U, you’ll be able to purchase/download the classic Nintendo game Duck Hunt through the Wii virtual console. Techbeat reported some months ago that the classic game would be rereleased, but... Read more
Minecraft Arrives On Windows Phone
It looks like Microsoft has finally persuaded Mojang to port Minecraft to Windows Phone, following the $2.5 billion acquisition of the small studio. Minecraft is available on almost every platform, including iOS and Android, but has not made its Windows Phone until today. The lack of users on Windows... Read more
Microsoft Starts to Accept Bitcoin for Windows, Windows Phone & Xbox
Microsoft is definitely  going through a transformation phase. What, with the latest acquisitions, mobile market changes and Windows developments it looks like the guys over at Redmond have really started to get it together again. So, it comes as no surprise (ok, a little surprise) that the company has... Read more