How to Buy an Xbox One for $225: GameStop has rolled out a really good deal if you're looking for a new Xbox One. Now through April 25, shoppers who trade in a PlayStation 3 (120 GB or greater) or an Xbox 360 (250 GB or greater) will receive $125 worth of in-store credit when applied toward the purchase of a new Xbox One. That means you can get a new Xbox One for just $225. Nice!
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Develop has an excellent feature on the effect development on the canceled action game Prey 2 had on its developer, Human Head Studios, and what's next for the company. Read the excellent story here.
Have you ever wanted to own a life-size Dark Souls II statue? It's OK, you can admit it. Now you can have one in your home, provided you win this special GameStop contest. Check out this post for a full set of instructions on how to enter--and hopefully win!
In response to a 12-year-old girl's op-ed about the relatively small number of female characters in video games today, Temple Run developer Imangi Studios has announced that it will release a free female runner for Temple Run 2. Read the full story here.
Retailer Best Buy is opening hundreds stores at midnight next week to sell copies of highly anticipated fighting game Mortal Kombat X as soon as possible. More than 360 stores will open (or stay open, depending on the time zones) to sell the game. Here's a nice chart, courtesy of Best Buy, that explains exactly when the game will go on sale depending on where you live.
12:01 a.m. April 14 in the Eastern time zone
11:01 p.m. April 13 in the Central time zone
10:01 p.m. April 13 in the Mountain time zone
9:01 p.m. April 13 in the Pacific time zone
Smosh Games has posted its latest "Honest" trailer, this one for BioShock. Not much else to say here--check out the video below and let us know what you think.
The latest Final Fantasy mobile game, Record Keeper, has now been downloaded 1 million times, Square Enix announced this week. The game, developed by DeNA and Square Enix, was released on March 26. To celebrate the milestone, all players will be given one Mythril as a daily bonus. This special offer will starts this Saturday, April 11, and runs through April 16.
Nazi zombies will make a comeback in upcoming shooter Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. That's according to this new Vine teaser video from Bethesda. Watch it below. The game arrives in May for console and PC.
Sad news for Smash Bros. designer Masahiro Sakurai. In the latest issue of Famitsu, Sakurai reveals that he's still suffering from an arm injury that he's had for years now. Read more about it here. Get better soon!
Bloodborne is a difficult game, you know this. But you aren't the only one struggling. Now you can watch Sony Korea executive Shiro Kawauchi play and die...over and over and over again.
DLC alert! Bohemia Interactive has released the Marksmen DLC for military game Arma 3, introducing seven new weapons, two scopes, remote laser-designators, ghillie suits, firing drills, and the new Marksmen showcase scenario. Accompanying the paid DLC is a free update for the overall game, which adds new weapon resting and deployment features, along with sound enhancements and new multiplayer mode. Get all the news about the Marksmen DLC at the Arma website.
Square Enix this week announced an all-new Deus Ex game called Mankind Divided. You can read lots more about it and see the first images courtesy of Game Informer's excellent cover story, available now through the magazine's May issue. You can buy the issue right here.
I can't be the only total Halo nerd out there, can I? I doubt it. If you're also a big fan of the series and the lore, you'll probably enjoy this latest Cannon Fodder blog post from 343 Industries. "What are the origins of the stone structures seen on Installation 05"? Read this post to find out the answer to that question and many, many others.
Activision has released a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition. It retails for $60 and comes with the main game, the Havoc DLC, and the Atlas Gorge map. You can also buy all that content for the same exact price if purchased separately--$40 for the game (on Amazon), $15 for the Havoc expansion, and $5 for the Atlas Gorge map.
It may be nearly five years old, but that doesn't mean it's not worth watching. Check out this hilariously unfortunate Halo: Reach betrayal. It boggles the mind!
DICE is building an all-new Battlefield 4 map and the developer needs your help to make it happen. The studio has rolled out yet another survey asking fans what they want to see from the map. You can fill out the survey here.
Here is the first footage of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's next game--Mighty No. 9--running on Xbox One. What do you think? Let us know!
New Metal Gear Solid action figures are coming by way of Square Enix. The new toys are due for release later this year, starting at ¥9,800 (about $82 USD). Check out all the images of the new Metal Gear Solid toys over at ToyArk.
A new Digi-Capital study released this week predicts that the augmented/virtual reality market will reach $150 billion by 2020. The report, called "Augmented/Virtual Reality Report 2015," gives the upper hand to augmented reality, saying the revenue split will be $120 billion for AR and $30 billion for VR.
eSports giant Major League Gaming (MLG) is doing pretty well. The company announced this week that its MLG.TV network has seen viewership increase by a massive 253 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile, total revenue is up 482 percent. You can see more impressive stats at MLG's website.
Check out this fan-made live-action Uncharted 4 video that shows what A Thief's End might look like from a first-person perspective. Very interesting!