After a massive cyber attack took down the PlayStation network over the holidays, Sony is trying to make good with gamers: the company announced in a blog post that it will extend subscriptions for premium users and offer discounts on purchases for everyone affected.
A group calling itself H4LT has reportedly leaked the full version of Microsoft's official Xbox One SDK — the software kit that approved Xbox developers use to make games and apps for the console. The leak was announced via H4LT's Twitter account, tweeting screenshots showing the SDK's files to Microsoft's official Xbox account.
You're going to see lots of curved things at CES 2015. TVs, all-in-one PCs, and plenty desktop monitors. LG's one of the main pushers of curved displays, and tonight it's announcing one of those products before we head for Las Vegas. The 34-inch UltraWide desktop monitor has been designed for gamers and integrates support for AMD’s FreeSync, which eliminates unsightly screen tearing that can happen when your monitor and graphics card get out of sync. And since it's got a 21:9 aspect ratio, you'll be able to see details on screen that are hidden from your multiplayer foes playing Battlefield 4 on 16:9 monitors. LG's not new to 21:9 displays, but it's describing the new UltraWide as one of its best yet, promising unrivaled color accuracy thanks to the UltraWide's IPS panel, ability to output 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut, and 178 degrees of pristine viewing angles.
This year was a pretty great one for new game releases. But being a site about the future, we can't help but look ahead — and it seems like 2015 might be even better. Next year will see new entries in some of the biggest franchises around, from The Legend of Zeldato Halo, while brand new names like No Man's Sky look to shake things up with fresh ideas. Of course, there's plenty that will come out next year that we don't even know about — mobile games like Threes often launch with little build-up, for example — but even still there's plenty to look forward to. Here are the 10 games that have us most excited to boot up our consoles.
Reports have been flowing in on Twitter today that Xbox Live and PlayStation Network — the online services connecting Microsoft's and Sony's game consoles — are experiencing outages. Occasional downtime is par for the course for both, but Christmas Day is a particularly bad time, just as hundreds of thousands of PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones are unwrapped and set up.