Microsoft buying iPhones for $200 credit

By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft is not only buying iPads , but now also iPhones, the Xbox maker has announced. The company has launched a newpromotion where consumers can bring in a “gently used” iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 to receive a minimum $200 gift card to the Microsoft Store. The promotion began today and will run through November 3. It is available at select Microsoft … Continue reading Microsoft buying iPhones for $200 credit

Valve reveals Steam Machines

By: Eddie Makuch Half-Life studio Valve today confirmed it is working on a new hardware initiative, revealing Steam Machines, described as a “powerful new category of living room hardware.” The announcement comes two days after Valve revealed SteamOS, its own operating system. Multiple models from several manufacturers will be available in 2014. Gamers can apply for a beta test today through Valve’s website . “Entertainment … Continue reading Valve reveals Steam Machines

Dead Rising 3 not coming to Xbox 360

By: Eddie Makuch Open-world zombie game Dead Rising 3 is not coming to the Xbox 360, Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has said on Twitter. Reports from #eurogamer that Dead Rising 3 will launch on Xbox 360 are false. It’s an Xbox One exclusive – no plans for 360 — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) September 27, 2013 Dead Rising 3 is an Xbox One launch title, … Continue reading Dead Rising 3 not coming to Xbox 360

The People’s Will (The Danilov Quintet, #4) | Book Review

By: Jasper Kent Published: May 23, 2013 Publisher: Bantam Press Series: The Danilov Quintet Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Historical Fiction Part historical adventure, part vampire thriller, The People’s Will is the fourth installment of the Danilov Quintet. The year is 1881 and the Tsar Aleksandr II’s steps towards liberty have made the people more hungry for more, and that includes the death of the dictator. And … Continue reading The People’s Will (The Danilov Quintet, #4) | Book Review

World of Warplanes delayed until November

By: Martin Gaston World of Warplanes has been delayed to November 15, developer Wargaming has announced. The free-to-play aerial combat game was originally due to launch next week, but Wargaming says the title needs additional time to get the “final polish” it needs. “We are committed to releasing a great title and are doing everything to ensure that World of Warplanes gets the final polish … Continue reading World of Warplanes delayed until November

PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down to be free-to-play

By: Shaun McInnis Capcom has announced at Tokyo Game Show 2013 that its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down will be free-to-play. The news comes from a tweet sent out by Sony’s president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida . The Sony executive also mentioned that Capcom’s fantasy role-playing game is scheduled to arrive as an open beta “near the launch of the PS4 in Japan.” … Continue reading PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down to be free-to-play

HDMI capture on PS4 won’t be available at launch

By: Eddie Makuch Just a day after announcing that the PlayStation 4 would support gameplay capture through HDMI , Sony has confirmed that the feature will not be available at launch. President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the news on Twitter (via Videogamer). Gameplay capture through HDMI will come later through a post-launch patch. The PlayStation 3 used HDCP copy protection over an HDMI … Continue reading HDMI capture on PS4 won’t be available at launch

Riddick | Movie Review

Directed by David Twohy Written by David Twohy Based on Characters by Jim Wheat & Ken Wheat Starring: Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo and Karl Urban Amazing! Vin Diesel returns bringing back the character of Richard B. Riddick, murderer. This movie picks up five years after the Chronicles of Riddick left off. Riddick is the Lord … Continue reading Riddick | Movie Review

The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies, #4) | Book Review

By: Pittacus Lore Published: August 27, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Series: Lorien Legacies Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Young Adult The Fall of Five continues the journey of John Smith and his Lorien comrades and they build their powers and try to find a way to battle the Mogadorians who are hunting them. But as they continue to train and as they find themselves reunited with … Continue reading The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies, #4) | Book Review

Kick-Ass 2 | Movie Review

Directed by Jeff Wadlow Screenplay by Jeff Wadlow Based on Kick-Ass 2 and Hit-Girl by Mark Millar & John Romita, Jr. Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Olga Kurkulina, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo as Javier, Morris Chestnut, Garrett M. Brown, Claudia Lee, Augustus Prew & Donald Faison Kick-Ass 2 picks up where Kick-Ass left up. The main character played … Continue reading Kick-Ass 2 | Movie Review