Microsoft's Windows 10 event not only included tons of announcements about the new operating system, but also revealed Xbox One game streaming, how DirectX 12 affects gaming, and Microsoft's hologram project. If you missed the live stream of the event, here's everything you need to know. For more details about each announcement, be sure to check out their corresponding article and video.
If you own Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for the first year the new OS is available. Windows 10 was first revealed back in September 2014. Though we didn't get a release date for Windows 10, Microsoft announced that a new build of Windows 10 will be available for participants of the Windows Insiders program next week, and they'll also get to see the first Windows 10 build for phones in February.
Ubisoft's online racing game The Crew now has its first piece of DLC and a free live content update to boot.
The DLC, titled Extreme Car Pack, is the first of The Crew's four planned DLC packs. The pack features three brand new cars including the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, 2013 SRT Viper GTS, and Abarth 500.
All players of The Crew will also receive the Extreme Live Update for free. The update unlocks four new missions titled Vertigo, Rollercoaster, Slip and Slide, and Hurricane, that will have players racing along the Colorado River, flying down mountains, zipping down icy roads, and pulling off crazy stunts.
The Extreme Live Update also comes with new tuning specs and stickers to customize your favorite cars.
Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich says that the delayed Resident Evil 6 will now begin filming this August.
Jovovich, who last year decided to delay production of the film to accommodate her pregnancy, says that the wait is due to her wanting to be "really careful" about her lifestyle during the pregnancy.
"I've gained all the baby weight I need to have a healthy pregnancy -30 lbs.- and as of last week, I've started having to be really careful about my lifestyle so I don't continue to gain unnecessarily; which is not healthy for me OR my newborn," she says in a Facebook post.
X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn’s new movie is Kingsman: The Secret Service, based on the comic series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Our review of the film is coming soon, but we can tell you that it’s a super-fun updating of the spy movie genre. And now IGN is hosting a bunch of early screenings of Kingsman this week!
Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton, Kingsman tells the story of “Eggsy” Unwin (Egerton), a working-class kid in London who is drafted into the secret spy service of the title. Firth plays his mentor Galahad while Jackson is the creepy-yet-funny villain of the film, a tech genius named Valentine. While Eggsy competes with other draftees to make the cut as a Kingsman, he and Firth must also face the looming threat of Valentine who has some serious James Bond bad guy type plans for the world.
David Cage helmed studio Quantic Dream has launched a mysterious teaser site that just may be related to the Indigo Prophecy (also known as Fahrenheit outside of the United States and Canada).
Located at ominous-sounding address achillingfeeling.com, the website has some evident throwbacks to the developer's famed cinematic murder mystery. In the middle is a countdown that currently stands at seven days; around it is a number of scribbled, sinister words.
New research from scientists at the University of Cambridge and Complutense University of Madrid reveal the possibility of at least one undiscovered planet in our own Solar System.
Their research suggests that certain orbital behaviors observed in extreme trans-Neptunian objects (ETNOs) could be caused by planets at the far reaches of the Solar System, reports Ars Technica.
Trans-Neptunian objects are minor planets that orbit our Solar System's sun at an average distance that surpasses Neptune's, about 30 astronomical units.
Researchers collected data on about a dozen of these objects, using their unusual orbital characteristics as a basis for their theory regarding the two mystery planets.
Borat director Larry Charles will soon begin work on Army of One, a satirical comedy that lampoons the search for Osama bin Laden.
In the lead role is Nicolas Cage, who The Hollywood Reporter says will play a "regular guy" searching for the famed terrorist leader. The movie is loosely based on a GQ magazine article that recounts the real-life experiences of Gary Faulkner, a Colorado man who snuck into Pakistan and Afghanistan multiple times in his own search for the Al-Qaeda ringleader.
Rumor has it the upcoming Suicide Squad film could be attracting another high-profile character: Batman.
A story from Latino-Review purports to reveal several new plot details, including that the DC/Warner Bros. comic book movie will contain a few video recordings of Batman. Apparently, though, the Caped Crusader will "only
mentioned and shown on camera footage."
However, Forbes claims the Gotham superhero could play a larger role in the film, "supposedly in an in-story scene, likely at the end of the film and focused on certain circumstances involving the Joker" that also "might give us hints about a future solo Batman film." (This would set up the Joker for inclusion in a possible solo Batman film.)
Bandai Namco Games and Dimps have revealed that they are already working on three post-launch DLC packs for the upcoming fighter Dragon Ball Xenoverse.
The DLC will add more characters, costumes, and missions. They'll be available individually for $10 USD each, or can be bought together through a Season Pass for $25.
The first DLC pack has an expected release date of March. It will contain three playable characters: GT Goku, Pan, and GT Trunks. It also adds four Time Patrol quests, 12 quests, 15 special movies for players' avatars, and five costumes.
Release date and content details for the remaining two DLC packs are "coming soon."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse will be available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC via Steam, with a slightly delayed release date of February 27. The fighting game sees your custom-created character travel through time in the single-player story; new characters were revealed earlier this week.
Where some games portray Hell as a place of eternal torment, Saints Row IV: Gat Out of Hell’s vision of the Inferno is almost as mundane and silly as its surface world, and a little more fun to explore. A neon-drenched (but decidedly last-gen-looking) new city about half the size of SR4's Steelport, it's filled with undead "husks" shambling around and driving hideous junkers, all under the watchful eyes of buff guardian demons. It features depressing-looking businesses (quick, who wants to visit the Sad Cans strip club?) and distinct landmarks (like a Ferris wheel built to drown its riders), all surrounded by a jagged-rock-and-molten-lava motif. It's also where the President – that is, your protagonist from Saints Row IV – has been kidnapped by Satan himself, thus setting the stage for Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, a short and entertaining (but strangely paced) standalone expansion.
The "Secret Wars" name carries a lot of history with it at Marvel. The original Secret Wars mini-series was one of the publisher's first epic crossover comics. The name has been reused for sequels, spinoffs, and other comics that don't have any direct connection to the original. And later this year, Marvel will be introducing a new take on Secret Wars for an eight-issue series that destroys the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe and leaves a new Battleworld in their wake.
However, not all current Marvel fans are familiar with the original Secret Wars or its various offshoots. What's the difference between Secret Wars and Secret War, anyway? We're here to sort things out. This guide offers a brief history of Secret Wars in all its incarnations and how the current Avengers comics are building to the new crossover.
In a video showing off Microsoft's new HoloLens headset, we got a glimpse at what Minecraft could look like in the future -- and it's awesome.
In the video below, a person "plays" Minecraft by projecting the iconic, blocky world onto his living room floor and furniture. With just a flick of the finger, he places new bricks, explodes TNT, and carves out walls, leading to vast, expansive worlds.
The best moments are captured in the gallery below. If you want to see it in motion, jump to the 55 second mark in the video and watch.
Remember, this was all part of a prepared video, not a live demonstration. Still, if this does represent Microsoft's plans for Minecraft, no matter how distant, we're in for a treat.
The one-time 10% discount for all PSN members cannot be used on game pre-orders, says Sony.
Sony revealed the news today on the PlayStation Blog. After previously saying the discount could be used on pre-orders, Sony later corrected its stance and apologized for the confusion.
Subscriptions for PS Plus, Music Unlimited, PS Now, and rental video content are also excluded from the promotion. However, you can use the 10% discount on games, game add-ons, season passes, and several television shows and movies.
Sony offered the discount to all PSN users, alongside a free five-day PS Plus extension, as a reward for their patience with recent PSN issues. You'll receive your promo code through the PlayStation Store, which can be used for 10% off a total cart purchase from the PlayStation Store on PS3, PS4, or on PC.
A card game featuring exploding cats, goats, magical enchiladas, and back hair has reached over two million dollars in funding on its Kickstarter campaign.
Called Exploding Kittens, it's a card game borrowing elements of Russian Roulette and UNO in its execution. During the course of play, players take turns drawing from a deck. When an exploding kitten card is drawn, the player who drew it is kicked from the game. Other cards, such as diffusers, attacks, and specials will aid the player in avoiding certain exploding death and can even give them an advantage over other players.
The Plex media streaming app is now available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in the US and Canada, as well as Latin America.
Plex is a service that organizes your own personal media library and allows streaming on several different devices, from your game console to mobile devices.
It also works on Chromecast, Amazon Fire, newer smart TVs, and more. Find the full list of compatible platforms on the Plex website.
For now, the Plex app can only stream videos, but music and photo sharing is expected "shortly," according to the PlayStation blog.
Tomorrow at 10am Pacific Time, you'll be able to see a trailer for the next chapter in Telltale Games' Game of Thrones series.
Telltale Games made the announcement today via their official Twitter account. Called 'The Lost Lords,' this marks the second of six episodes in Telltale's episodic adventure game series based on the HBO show Game of Thrones and author George R.R. Martin's fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.
Following the television show's third season and stretching to the fifth, Telltale's series follows House Forrester as its family members and inhabitants attempt to keep the house together in the midst of a great war.
Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand, Galavant, Eurotrip), makes his debut on Arrow tonight as DC Comics/Green Arrow villain, Daniel "Danny" Brickwell, AKA Brick, and we've got an exclusive clip showing the menace he brings to Starling City.
Check out what happens as Brick confronts one of his men over a big mistake he made - and we see how he settles his differences.
We'll be seeing Jones as Brick for several episodes. As Arrow executive producer/showrunner Marc Guggenheim told me last month, "Brick, who’s played by Vinnie Jones, we’re actually doing something we’ve never done on the show before which is we’ve never had a multi-episode arc with a villain who wasn’t the big bad of the year. So we’re trying something new in Season 3 that I’m really excited about. Truth be told, something like that is only as good as its casting and Vinnie, he’s amazing. He really, really commands the screen and he is a very worthy adversary. I think it’ll be fun to spend three episodes sort of exploring a villain who’s not the big bad, who’s not going to destroy the city, but at the same time isn’t going to end up in police custody by the end of the first episode."
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The Witcher Battle Arena – (Freemium)
The Witcher adventure series goes full-on MOBA. See for yourself:
Today's "The Planet of the Symbiotes" finale in Guardians of the Galaxy #23 saw Venom get a new look that returns him to his bulkier roots. We'll avoid the spoiler of what led to this new appearance, but we wanted to show it off to hear what you think.
One of Spider-Man's most iconic foes, the original Venom host was Eddie Brock, created by Mike Zeck and Todd McFarlane.
It was recently revealed that Dana Walden and Gary Newman, CEOs of FOX Television Group, are in talks to bring back The X-Files, and David Duchovny says he's on-board with the idea.
Duchovny told USA Today that he is "more than happy and excited to bring it back and do it again with Gillian
." FOX officials are still in early talks with Carter to revive the program, whom they have said they would not move forward without.
"I'm assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now. We'll see what form, how many