30 Items You Should Collect in Dark Souls 2 Before Your First Fight – GameSpot

By: Randolph Ramsay You will face plenty of hardships as you travel through the grim world of Dark Souls II. But did you know there are several important items just lying around the opening areas of the game that could make your early hours slightly easier? You can find everything from a handy shield to lifegems and homeward bones, so check out our guide to … Continue reading 30 Items You Should Collect in Dark Souls 2 Before Your First Fight – GameSpot

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Xbox Live struggling and it’s not Titanfall’s fault [UPDATE] – GameSpot

By: Eddie Makuch [UPDATE 2] Titanfall and Forza 5 matchmaking on Xbox One are now back in working order, according to the Xbox Live Service Status page. However, the page points out that Xbox Live itself is still inaccessible for some users[…] Full article here: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-live-struggling-and-it-s-not-titanfall-s-fault-update/1100-6418246/ Continue reading Xbox Live struggling and it’s not Titanfall’s fault [UPDATE] – GameSpot

Moving Beyond Consoles: The Future of Metal Gear Solid – GameSpot

By Peter Brown There are many relevant video game series that began in the 1980s, but very few have retained their cachet as well as Metal Gear has. After 27 years, it seems as though interest in the legendary stealth series continues to grow, and though dozens of hands touch each game, including notable Metal Gear vets Yuji Korekado and Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, it’s director Hideo … Continue reading Moving Beyond Consoles: The Future of Metal Gear Solid – GameSpot

Everything you need to know before playing Dark Souls 2 – GameSpot

By Martin Gaston Dark Souls II launches next week, and From Software’s follow-up to surprise hit Dark Souls looks set to be just as intricate as untangling a set of earphones that have been sitting in your pocket for a week. Even more daunting: If you’re a player familiar with Dark Souls, well, you can pretty much say goodbye to all the tricks you (may … Continue reading Everything you need to know before playing Dark Souls 2 – GameSpot

State of Decay: Lifeline puts you in control of the military – GameSpot

By: Emanuel Maiberg Lifeline, the upcoming expansion for State of Decay, will put you in control of a military unit with new objectives and abilities, developer Undead Labs announced on its blog. You’ll control Greyhound One, a small military unit sent to the city of Danforth to rescue scientists whose research is critical to fighting the zombie outbreak. The game will start at the height … Continue reading State of Decay: Lifeline puts you in control of the military – GameSpot

Advantage PS4: Why Sony is winning the console war – GameSpot

By: Justin Haywald Just in case you’re someone who’s inclined to read the title of this opinion piece, skim the first paragraph, and then jump straight to the comments section, this is not a doom-and-gloom message for Microsoft. The Xbox One is selling really well, the Microsoft games division isn’t about to go out of business, and the launch of the Xbox One has not … Continue reading Advantage PS4: Why Sony is winning the console war – GameSpot

How to Fix Final Fantasy – GameSpot

By: Kevin VanOrd Final Fantasy is broken. With Lightning Returns, it has become clear that Square Enix is suffering from a crisis of imagination, caught between a desire to give players what we want while still searching for the creative energy to deliver something we’ve never seen before. I believe, however, that with Toriyama’s trilogy past us, Final Fantasy XV could become the great crystal … Continue reading How to Fix Final Fantasy – GameSpot

Witcher 3 for Xbox 360 or PS3 would be impossible, dev says

By: Eddie Makuch Polish developer CD Projekt Red has ruled out bringing its upcoming open-world role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. “It’s impossible. It would have to be a different game–a smaller game, not an open-world game, or with terrible loading times, with sacrifices in graphics,” CEO Marcin Iwinski told MCV India. Instead, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt … Continue reading Witcher 3 for Xbox 360 or PS3 would be impossible, dev says

Titanfall closed test gameplay footage leaked

By: Emanuel Maiberg On Jan. 16 we heard that Electronic Arts was contacting Origin account holders asking them to participate in a Titanfall beta on Xbox One. Not surprisingly, participants in what developer Respawn later clarified was a “limited technical test” started posting gameplay footage to video sharing sites like Vimeo and Blip. This is a closed test of the game, meaning EA strictly prohibits … Continue reading Titanfall closed test gameplay footage leaked

Get Square Enix’s open-world game Sleeping Dogs free on Xbox Live right now

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