When one chooses which next-generation console to purchase, one oft-cited factor is the price: the Xbox One is going to run you an extra $100 over the PS4. Microsoft seems to be targeting that particular issue with its new trade-in promotion, which offers gamers $100 in store credit towards an Xbox One in exchange for their old Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.
Sherlock Holmes is very popular of late with a show on TV in the US called Elementary focusing on a modern day Holmes and his sidekick. There is also a popular show in the UK on BBC focusing on Sherlock Holmes. Frogwares is a game developer that has just announced a Sherlock Holmes game is heading to Sony game consoles.
This week the folks at Unity have let it be known that their Unity 4.3 build is out for the PlayStation Vita, a device that will now be able to work with a number of abilities in cross-platform gaming. There's a new PS Vita devkit being released for developers for this platform, allowing them to quickly integrate the games they've already made - or are making - into the Unity universe, therefor allowing them to be played on the PS Vita easily.
All around the country one of the most popular sporting events that comes to arenas, stadiums and pay per view is World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE. During CES, WWE announced a new live streaming network that would be coming to game consoles giving fans of wrestling more access to the sport. The network will be called the WWE Network.
Sony has had one of the most popular driving games on the market for decades with Gran Turismo. The game has a long history of offering realistic driving and racing simulations along with lots of real world cars. One of the coolest features of the game has long been the deep customization available for the vehicles.
The first-person shooter game currently ripping up the charts, Call of Duty: Ghosts, has just received a variety of patches to improve gameplay for PS3 as well as PS4. Although the game is already getting top-spot reviews by the gamer community, there were a few remaining issues relating to spam, stability, screen views, and the dog. The fixes are available as of today.
Fans of the long-running Persona series of role-playing games and animes are in for a triple helping of new material. Atlus, the maker of the games, announced the upcoming titles one at a time over the course of this weekend's Persona event. Their Japan releases will be staggered over the coming 12 months.
The Walking Dead is one of the most popular shows on TV. With the huge popularity of the television show and comic books, it was no surprise then Telltale Games launched a video game based on the franchise. That game proved to be very popular selling a million copies as of May 2013.
Video game fan filmmaker Infectious Designer has posted a fan film based on the upcoming game Watch Dogs. The six-minute short features Watch Dogs protagonist hacker Aiden Pearce moving about the open-world environment taking on random objectives as he sees fit. It also features "Hacker Girl," representing another game player. Together the two cooperate--and then compete--to take down a group of thugs using near-futuristic hacking and good old fashioned buttkickery--with a little bit of parkour for good measure.