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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
Xbox One is Outselling PlayStation 4 Right Now
I don’t know if you pay all that much attention to the “console wars” between Sony and Microsoft, but I find it interesting. For most of the year, around 10 months to be exact, Sony has been the clear sales leader with the PlayStation 4. No matter what they... Read more
Hello Games New No Man’s Sky Trailer Reveals Little & Less
Hello Games has revealed a new trailer for No Man’s Sky, the upcoming space exploration game for PS4 and PC. The trailer looks fantastic and shows some of the ways to get around the different planets, through wormholes and spacecraft; another trailer shows trading with AI. It also shows... Read more
EA Offers Sim City 2000 Free
Before Electronic Arts laid claim to SimCity, there was SimCity 2000.  Do you remember this gem?  Building your own city, running various ‘companies’ and maintaining schools and roads were just a few things you had to do to keep your city from financially self-destructing. In 1994, SimCity 2000 was made... Read more
Playstation Network Hacked
Hacking is becoming more high profile and more and more prolific. On Monday of this week, Sony’s online PlayStation store was hacked wide open by a group called Lizard Squad.  When any visitor navigated to the site they were are greeted with a message which read “Page Not Found! It’s... Read more
Australian Stores are Banning GTA V
It’s no surprise to anyone by now that the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) games are incredibly popular right now and that stores sell them in droves, especially since GTA: V has just been “re-released” on the PlayStation 4 among other consoles. Just as the game’s popularity is no surprise anymore, neither is... Read more
Ubisoft Offers Assassin’s Creed Unity Owners Free DLC
Assassin’s Creed Unity has been labelled by many as a broken experience, performance issues and bugs running rife on Ubisoft’s flagship title for 2014. Ubisoft has previously argued against the issues, but the overwhelming negative attitude towards the title has forced Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto,... Read more
DayZ Now Has 2015 Launch Date with Price Increase
The developers of DayZ — the zombie survival game — have announced a roadmap for 2015. The roadmap came alongside a price increase. Bohemia Interactive promise lots of new features in 2015, after updating the standalone game to include the same features as the DayZ mod for over a... Read more
Steam Black Friday Sales Include Civilisation, Watch Dogs & More
Steam has kicked off its “Exploration Sale”, before the big Christmas sale normally added on late December. The sale will last until December 2 and includes various new deals. Here is a list of some of the biggest deals: Bioshock Infinite: $7.49 (75 percent off) — Decent first person... Read more