News - 2020, Week 13

Sunday29th Mar 2020

Saturday28th Mar 2020

Friday27th Mar 2020

Thursday26th Mar 2020

Wednesday25th Mar 2020

  • News The GTA 6 Website Has Been Updated, Reveal On The Way?

    Manhunt 3 website as well

    We've been hearing rumours about GTA VI for years now, and it's always worth taking them with a pinch of salt, but a potential announcement date of March 25th (today!) has cropped up on numerous occasions recently. And now, Rockstar and Take-Two has added fuel to the fire by making changes to the website. This...

  • News Sizeable Twitter Poll Suggests More People Prefer Xbox Series X Than PS5

    Sample size of 30k

    Self-described writer, videogame lover and standup comedian Christian Spicer took to Twitter the other day to poll users on their thoughts regarding Xbox Series X and PS5. He questioned which of the two systems people would choose if they "could only pick one", and received over 30k votes for his trouble. You can see the tweet...

  • Poll How Expensive Will The Xbox Series X Be At Launch?

    Give us your estimates

    We reported yesterday that a senior analyst at market research company Omdia (thanks True Achievements) had noted the prices for both Xbox Series X and PS5 were "obviously already lurking in the $400 - $500 region". For now though, Microsoft and Sony have yet to comment on how much their systems will cost. In that same...

  • News According To Microsoft, This Is Why The Xbox Series X Looks Like A Fridge

    'All of those components fit together in this really unique way'

    We received a lot of information about Xbox Series X during its deep dive last week, and here's something else we found out - exactly why the console resembles a fridge. Ultimately, it was created in such a strange shape due to how the internal components fit together in a "really...

  • Random Xbox Debug Kit Featuring Two Unreleased Games Appears On eBay

    Sells for over $1k

    Back in October 2019, an original Xbox debug kit appeared on eBay, eventually selling for the grand price of $1250. Why so expensive? The system wasn't only a 1st Gen debug kit, but came packaged with two unreleased games in the form of International Volleyball 2004 and platformer Geox. Let's break this down. Basically, it...

  • News Microsoft Says Its Hardware Supply Chain Is Slowly Recovering

    That's good news for Xbox Series X production

    As the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe, there have been ongoing concerns about hardware supply chains. On the Xbox front, the situation is no different – with analysts suggesting the new Xbox Series X could be shipped in "smaller volumes" due to production issues, or perhaps even miss...

  • News Green Man Gaming Has Begun Selling Digital Xbox One Games In Europe

    A nice surprise

    Green Man Gaming has announced (thanks Windows Central) that it's now selling Xbox One games via its online store. The selection is limited to select European countries at present, and all the currently available games are Xbox Play Anywhere titles, with the company confirming it's "working to bring you even more Xbox games." For...

  • News Plague Inc. Developing COVID-19 Inspired Update, Donates $250k To Fight The Virus

    "Players will have to balance managing disease progression"

    The creator behind Plague Inc. has made a $250k donation to coronavirus-related organisations, split between the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the World Health Organisation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Furthermore, Ndemic Creations is developing a new...

  • News DOOM Eternal Shatters Opening Weekend Franchise Record

    Bethesda will be pleased

    Following its release last Friday (even earlier in some places), DOOM Eternal shattered its franchise record over the weekend, racking up double the launch revenue of the 2016 reboot. Bethesda announced this in a press release earlier today, but didn't provide sales figures. It was also noted that on PC, the game has done...

  • News Gears 5 - Operation 3: Gridiron Features New Mode, Maps And Characters

    Update: It's now live!

    Update: (Wed 25th Mar, 2020 19:00 GMT): Gears 5 - Operation 3: Gridiron is now live! It's a free update for all Gears 5 players, including Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Original Story: (Wed 25th Mar, 2020 13:15 GMT): There's a new update on the way for Gears 5 in the form of Operation 3: Gridiron, which will bring a new...

Tuesday24th Mar 2020

Monday23rd Mar 2020

  • Random Golfer Hits Hole-In-One With Xbox One Disc

    Yes, you read that right

    Have you ever seen anyone perfectly chip an Xbox One disc into the disc drive before? Well, you have now! You might think this is a consequence of self-isolation driving everyone to boredom, but this comes courtesy of holein1trickshots on Instagram, who does this sort of thing all the time. The feat was later shared by the...

  • News Xbox Series X And PS5 Power Difference 'Quite Staggering', Hints Ex-Sony Designer

    "I've chatted to a few devs"

    We heard a lot of information last week about the spec differences between Xbox Series X and PS5, leading to plenty of debate about which console will be the more powerful of the two. Now, ex-Sony Game Designer Chris Grannell has weighed in with some interesting comments, noting he's "chatted to a few devs" who have...

  • News Microsoft Reveals How Long The Xbox Series X Has Been In Development

    Since before Xbox One X

    Something we mostly glossed over last week during the massive Xbox Series X reveal was exactly how long the Xbox Series X has been in the works. As revealed by both Digital Foundry and Austin Evans, we now know the console first began development all the way back in 2016. For those keeping track, this means Microsoft was...

  • Review Resident Evil 2 - A Stellar Remake Of A Stone-Cold Classic

    Raccoon City Redux

    Ask anyone who played the original release of Resident Evil 2 back in 1998 what they remember most fondly about their time with the game and we reckon a lot of folk will gravitate towards the Raccoon City Police Department. Easily the best setting in a Resident Evil to date – although Resident Evil 7's hillbilly hellhouse runs...

  • News CeX Corporate Stores In The UK Temporarily Close Due To Coronavirus

    Update: Confirmation from CeX

    Update: (Mon 23rd Mar, 2020 18:10 GMT): CeX has confirmed that all corporate-owned stores in the UK will close from today, with the company instead moving to an online-only service. The retailer has indicated that it strongly suggests all franchise stores do the same "as it is the responsible thing to do". Original...

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  • News People Are Hoarding And Price Gouging Toilet Paper In Fallout 76

    Because of course they are

    You're probably already aware of this, but the coronavirus pandemic and panic-buying consumers has made toilet paper one of the most sought-after items in many places around the world. And now, for some reason, it's also ridiculously expensive in the world of Fallout 76. Various people on Reddit (thanks US Gamer) have...

  • Video Microsoft Demos Xbox Concept Controller For Mobile Devices

    Very versatile

    Microsoft Research uploaded an old video to its YouTube channel a few days ago showcasing a "versatile controller concept for mobile gaming." The video was made back in 2018, but represents work carried out between 2012 and 2014, so it goes back a bit! It's still a really interesting showcase, however, highlighting how the controller...

  • UK Charts DOOM Eternal Enters At #2, Loses Out To Animal Crossing

    Forza Horizon 4 re-enters the top ten

    To the surprise of few, both DOOM Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons have dominated the UK charts this week. Both games were released last Friday (although were sold early by various retailers), and have enjoyed fantastic starts as previously expected. Elsewhere, it's been a fantastic week for Crash...

  • News WRC 9 Confirmed For Xbox Series X, Launches Earlier On Xbox One

    Also coming to PS, PC and Switch

    The latest entry in the popular and long-running World Rally Championship series will be heading to next-gen consoles in September 2020, including Xbox Series X. But first, it'll be launched on current-gen platforms including Xbox One, with no official date given as of yet. According to the official WRC website, the...

  • News Football Teams Around The World Are Playing FIFA 20 Together For Charity

    It's called #UltimateQuaranTeam

    If you're a football (soccer) fan in the UK, you probably already know about this. For everyone else, this is #UltimateQuaranTeam — a major online FIFA 20 tournament featuring participants from across the world of football, including Manchester City, AS Roma and AFC Ajax. The tournament was originally arranged by...

  • News World War Z Crossplay Now Live, PS4 To Be Added In The Future

    New features and tweaks added

    Here's the good news — World War Z crossplay between Xbox One and PC is live right now, and PS4 crossplay support is on the way. The bad news? We don't know exactly when PS4 support is coming, aside from that it'll be "some point in the future". The official World War Z Twitter posted earlier today revealing the...