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GTA: Chinatown Wars released for Android, Online gets a Snow Day

GTA: Chinatown Wars released for Android, Online gets a Snow Day

The Grand Theft Auto universe is getting a couple of big additions this week, one in the form of a Holiday Fun update to Grand Theft Auto V, the other a platform-first. The platform-first is Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars, which will be coming to Android devices of all kinds. This game was previously released for Xbox and PlayStation consoles as well as iOS for iPhone and iPad. Now it comes to Android smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Nexus Player.

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Minecraft Story Mode revealed with Telltale Games team-up

Minecraft Story Mode revealed with Telltale Games team-up

Beyond a mini-game of a press release called INFO QUEST II - which we'll also include here if possible - is the next generation in Minecraft gameplay. This is Minecraft Story Mode, a Telltale Games Series. This is the same group that brings you Takes from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead, and most recently Game of Thrones - they're the kings of storytelling games in episodic releases, that is to say - since all the way back in 2006 when they released their first episodic series of games. It's time to get pixely.

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GTA Online Heists trailer and details for “early 2015″

GTA Online Heists trailer and details for “early 2015″

"It's simple," says the trailer, "this will be the easiest money you ever make." Grand Theft Auto 5, aka GTA:V, works with a system called Grand Theft Auto Online, and in it, an expansion will reveal a system called "Heists". This system will be released inside of the year 2015, and it'll be released on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, all at once. UPDATE: Rockstar suggests this system will be released in "Early 2015" - and again, we're still assuming all systems at once.

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Xbox One won the Black Friday battle says research

Xbox One won the Black Friday battle says research

Microsoft's Xbox One may be lagging behind the PlayStation 4 when it comes to hitting sales milestones, but the console proved to be the winner when it came to Black Friday demand, with one analysis firm declaring it the clear leader in retail interest. InfoScout crunched the sales numbers on over 180,000 receipts from US shoppers on Friday, November 31, and found that more than half of all consoles bought were the Xbox One. However, while it was forced into second place, the PS4 still had a better year than in 2013.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin arrives April 7

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin arrives April 7

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be arriving on April 7 for a wide array of consoles and the PC. Both Namco Bandai and From Software made the announcement today, and with the game will come both enhancements and Dark Souls II's three DLC packs. The game will be available for the latest-generation consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), as well as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. We've got a trailer of the game, as well as all the details, after the jump.

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Destiny now has a Trial, Demo appetizer

Destiny now has a Trial, Demo appetizer

Online shooter Destiny might be one of the hottest games this year, but not everyone is prepared just yet to take the plunge. A plunge that will cost them $60, provided they already have the compatible consoles to begin with. For these types of gamers, Bungie is providing a cheap, in other words, free, way for them to nibble at Destiny for as long as they want, given a few restrictions. And they can even save their progress and reclaim it if and when they decide to buy the game after all.

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Game of Thrones returns in Trailer for PS4, Xbox One

Game of Thrones returns in Trailer for PS4, Xbox One

This week the folks behind the Telltale Games release of Game of Thrones have decided to unveil their first trailer. This is an episodic series of games, starting with "A Song of Ice and Fire", and will follow similar formatting to other episodic games from the same developer: The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, and The Wolf Among Us included. This release has George R.R. Martin working as story consultant and has characters from the HBO series doing the voices of the characters they represent in the TV series.

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Xbox Live down: Call of Duty in effect

Xbox Live down: Call of Duty in effect

Now that Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is out, the same outage that seems to happen after every major release is in full effect. Remember when the Alpha for Destiny was released? Same sort of situation. Or so it seems. There appears to be a relatively minor problem going on with some Call of Duty players attempting to play the offline campaign while Xbox Live is down. While it certainly should work just fine, it's appearing that even offline is offline, so to speak.

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Xbox One Slim: tipped with tinier AMD chip

Xbox One Slim: tipped with tinier AMD chip

How do you beat the competition in the gaming console business? If you're Microsoft and you've got an Xbox One, the most recent and best answer you might have is cutting costs. They've currently got a holiday sale on their Kinect-less Xbox One, knocking the price down by $50. With an Xbox One Slim on the books, they may very well be able to knock it all down another $50 - so we must hypothesize. The tip here comes from a LinkedIn listing which suggests a 20nm chip is on the way.

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Atari E.T. Xbox documentary to premiere on November 20th

Atari E.T. Xbox documentary to premiere on November 20th

Atari: Game Over is a documentary that's part of a gaming series that'll be coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall. We'd heard about it before - we've even seen photos of the digging up of the E.T. site in the desert. But now we get to see it up close and personal. This documentary will show "the untold story of the 80's tech giant and its fateful launch of E.T., the video game." Until now this documentary did not have a launch date - surprise! Now it does.

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