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Halo 5: Guardians Xbox editions and goodies get revealed

Halo 5: Guardians Xbox editions and goodies get revealed

In a little over a month, Microsoft Studios and developer 343 Industries will be launching the latest installment of the Halo franchise. And naturally, it is also building up the excitement, and the products, that will be swirling around Halo 5: Guardians. To say that there's a Halo 5: Guardians bundle for every type of Halo fan and every budget might not be too much an exaggeration, with editions covering regular to super limited classes and an accessory to match your gaming preference, style, and loyalties.

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New Xbox One Experience preview goes out to some testers

New Xbox One Experience preview goes out to some testers

Microsoft has been teasing major changes coming to the Xbox One later this year and most are probably excited about the promised backward compatibility with Xbox 360 games. But while that in itself is of course a major highlight, November's update will of course feature a lot more than that. Now for the first time, this New Xbox One Experience is rolling out to a subset, not all, of the console's preview program members, delivering the public's first hands-on brush with a new interface that's promised to be faster at getting things done.

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GameStop refuses to sell console bundles with digital games

GameStop refuses to sell console bundles with digital games

These days, when you purchase a new video game console that comes with bundled with one or more games, what's inside the box is actually a code for redeeming a downloadable digital copy of the game. As it turns out, GameStop, one of the largest video game retailers in the US, doesn't like this due to the fact that the vast majority of their profits come from trading in and selling of used games. So, the company has recently announced that it will no longer carry bundles with digital games, and only sell those with a physical copy.

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Limited edition gold PS4 bundle brings the bling via Taco Bell

Limited edition gold PS4 bundle brings the bling via Taco Bell

Jealous of the new colored PlayStation 4 accessories announced at the Tokyo Game Show this week? Well, Sony hasn't forgotten about US gamers, as they've just announced a special limited edition PS4 bundle that bundle that includes a gold console and controller. Along with the special colored hardware, the bundle includes a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus, needed for online multiplayer gaming and other special features, along with a copy of the new Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection game.

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Xbox 360 update brings 2GB of cloud storage to previous gen

Xbox 360 update brings 2GB of cloud storage to previous gen

All eyes are naturally on the current generation of gaming consoles, but fortunately for Xbox 360 owners, Microsoft hasn't completely forgotten about them. Yet. The company has finally rolled out its latest system update, collating the previews and features that it has been teasing so far. And while the update brings a lot of new features to the fore, perhaps the highlight feature would be the expanded 2 GB cloud storage. Almost ironically, it's more meant to support the Xbox One than just the Xbox 360 alone.

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NVIDIA recalls SHIELD Pro with faulty hard drives

NVIDIA recalls SHIELD Pro with faulty hard drives

Perhaps NVIDIA was too quick to pull the marketing trigger in saying how much better its Android TV SHIELD console is in comparison to the newly announced gaming-friendly Apple TV. Now just a few days later, the graphics chip maker has gone to its forums to reveal a rather worrying detail about some of its SHIELD Pro consoles. These HDD-bearing versions of its SHIELD box apparently has some very bad problems with its hard drives. So bad that NVIDIA is a issuing a recall of defective units, with a promise to replace them of course.

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The Force is strong with limited Darth Vader PS4 edition

The Force is strong with limited Darth Vader PS4 edition

It's still a good few months before we actually get to see what the Star Wars universe has in store after all these years, but that doesn't mean you can't hype it to death. And nothing says "hype" like a limited edition product with iconic Star Wars branding plastered all over it. This time, it's Sony's turn churn the marketing machine with not one but two Star Wars themed PS4 bundles. And, of course, they will be bearing the face and markings of the most iconic Star Wars character of all: Darth Vader.

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PlayStation 4 still on top in July, says NPD

PlayStation 4 still on top in July, says NPD

Microsoft may have wowed the crowd at Gamescom early this month, and may even have won hearts, but Sony is still winning wallets, at least in July and for now. Market research firm NPD has just given their report on the console gaming market in the US for the past month and Sony is only too happy to share it. That's because, despite not having new games for the season, both in general and for Sony specifically, the PlayStation 4 still ranked as the top console and its games the top software for July.

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Halo 5 Xbox One console announced alongside Halo Wars 2

Halo 5 Xbox One console announced alongside Halo Wars 2

Microsoft's Xbox One presentation at Gamescom 2015 continued its bombshell news announcements with the revelation of the Halo 5 Limited Edition Xbox One console bundle. Priced at $499, the package includes a 1TB model Xbox One with a special design echoing the game's aesthetic, along with a matching controller and a downloadable copy of the latest Halo game. But the Halo news didn't stop there, as Halo Wars 2 was given a world premiere with a teaser trailer.

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Wii U demise might come sooner, 5 mobile games scheduled

Wii U demise might come sooner, 5 mobile games scheduled

Perhaps there is very little doubt in anyone's mind that the Wii U is on its way out, especially after Nintendo confirmed the existence of its NX successor. But the ball might actually be rolling sooner than most of us have presumed. Considering Nintendo's notoriety as a slow moving dinosaur, it is almost unfathomable that Nintendo would be putting the axe to its somewhat failed attempt at a current gen console. According to WIRED, however, the signs are quite strong. And perhaps more importantly, rapid change might exactly be what the doctor prescribed.

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This hybrid Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype began a war

This hybrid Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype began a war

As gaming collaborations go, Nintendo and Sony might seem unlikely bedfellows, but the discovery of one super-rare console proves it wasn't always that way. The Nintendo PlayStation was to be a grand coming-together of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and a CD component built by Sony for a new type of SNES CD game. The deal eventually soured, and Sony went its own way on the PlayStation project, but not before a small number of prototypes were constructed.

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Microsoft announces Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console

Microsoft announces Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console

With Forza Motorsport 6, the latest entry in the in-depth racing game series for Xbox, approaching its September release date, Microsoft has just unveiling a limited edition Xbox One console to celebrate not only Forza 6, but the series' 10th anniversary. Fans of the Forza series, or racing games in general, are going to find a lot of loving attention and detail went into designing this special edition console. Not only does it feature a sports car-inspired design, but it even comes with special sound effects.

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