By: Eddie Makuch Square Enix’s 2012 well-received open-world action game Sleeping Dogs is now available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold program. The game is free through January 15. From January 16-31, Microsoft will offer Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light as a free download for paying members. Sleeping Dogs, developed … Continue reading Get Square Enix’s open-world game Sleeping Dogs free on Xbox Live right now
By: Eddie Makuck [UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Bungie confirmed the Destiny beta. It will be available in early 2014 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 for those who preorder the game at participating retailers. A new gameplay trailer is available below. The beta will include a “diverse sampling of major activities” from the full game, though these were … Continue reading Destiny beta in early 2014
By: Eddie Makuch Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has responded to claims that the company is relying too heavily on first-person shooter games, namely the Call of Duty series and Bungie’s upcoming Destiny . Speaking with CVG , Hirshberg said the company’s portfolio is diversified, referencing the Skylanders series as an example. He pointed out that the franchise did not exist 18 months ago and … Continue reading Activision on its “appetite for risk”
By: Eddie Makuch Activision has spoken out to defend the yearly release cycle for its popular Call of Duty series. Speaking with Eurogamer, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said one gamer per year is on par with player’s demands. “The cadence of the releases seems to have found a nice equilibrium with people’s appetite,” Hirshberg said. “There’s demand and excitement each and every time out. … Continue reading Activision defends yearly Call of Duty releases
By: Eddie Makuch Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward may be developing for the Valve-backed Piston mini-PC from Xi3. The developer has posted an image of what appears to be an Infinity Ward-branded Piston to its Facebook pagealong with a caption that simply reads “game development.” Infinity Ward posted a similar image to its Twitter account, writing “What’s this?” An Activision representative was not immediately available to comment. Xi3 … Continue reading Infinity Ward developing for Valve-backed Piston PC?
By: Eddie Makuch After years of secrecy, Bungie today officially announced Destiny , its first post-Halo project. A first-person shooter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with elements of open-world sandbox and persistent world, Destiny is described as the world’s first “shared-world shooter.” And Activision has big hopes for it. “Very few games transcend their medium and their genre to truly become a part of popular culture; to … Continue reading Bungie’s Destiny a ‘shared-world’ shooter
By Eddie Makuch Ahead of Bungie‘s expected announcement of Destiny on Sunday, artwork and information about the game has leaked out of GameStop. Joystiq has obtained a double-sided poster and other documentation, which not only reveals artwork for the game, but also gameplay elements. According to the documentation, Destiny will be a first-person shooter set in an “always-connected” universe that allows gamers to create a character and earn customizable weapons, … Continue reading Destiny artwork, info revealed
By: Eddie Makuch Bungie today confirmed that its all-new universe with Activision is calledDestiny. This had long been rumored, though Bungie finally today bluntly stated, “So, our game is called Destiny.” The developer also said Destiny will be officially unveiled on February 17. Bungie recently launched a teaser website counting down to the proper reveal. Bungie also today launched Facebook,Twitter, and Google+ channels for Destiny. Destiny is Bungie’s first project as part … Continue reading Bungie’s Destiny confirmed, will be unveiled February 17
By: Eddie Makuch A late November information and image leak gave gamers the first details and images of Bungie‘s new world, rumored to be titled Destiny. This leak caught the developer by surprise, but design director Joe Staten told Edge that the situation became a positive and even motivated the company. “I was in a conference room. And [Pete Parsons, Bungie COO] walked in with his laptop. Pete has this … Continue reading How Bungie turned Destiny leak into a positive
By: Eddie Makuch Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream may be working on a PlayStation 4 game titled Singularity. As spotted by Superannuation in a new Kotaku feature, the Paris-based developer registered the domain singularityps4.com in November. The singularityps4.com domain name matches up with previous Quantic Dream registrations, including those forheavyrainps3.com and beyondps3.com. The domain name also suggests that Sony may elect to name its next-gen platform the PlayStation 4 … Continue reading Singularity a PlayStation 4 game?