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Microsoft Ends Production of the Xbox Kinect

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, Oct 25, 2017

The Xbox Kinect, Microsoft’s motion-sensing gaming peripheral, experienced a very unique lifespan, but it has recently been discovered that Microsoft has ended production of the infamous device. Born in 2010 for the Xbox 360, the Kinect was marketed as a multi-use peripheral for gaming and entertainment. It offered motion capture for immersive...

Halo 3 Xbox One X Upgrades Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Microsoft’s souped-up home console, the Xbox One X, launches on November 7th. Alongside the launch of the new console, four of Xbox’s backwards compatible titles will receive updates to improve their graphical fidelity. Take a look at the new Halo 3 Xbox One X upgrades! Halo 3, Fallout 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Elder Scrolls IV:...

Destiny 2 PC Content Schedule Revealed

By : Devin Sidhu | Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Following the release of Bungie’s Destiny 2 on Xbox One and PS4, the hit FPS-RPG will be coming to PC on October 24th. With the release in sight, Bungie spoke about the content that would be rolled out to Destiny 2’s newest community, much like how content was rolled out to console players upon release. At launch, PC players can first be expect...

New York Yankees Invest in Esports

By : Ezekiel Carsella | Fri, Oct 20, 2017

In a busy day for the NALCS, the New York Yankees of the MLB announced that they were making an investment in esports through Echo Fox, the professional esports organization owned by NBA legend Rick Fox. The Yankees invested into the Echo Fox parent company, Vision Esports, and the General Manager for the Yankees Hal Steinbrenner said, “The New York...

Patent Reveals Activision’s Microtransaction Matchmaking Engine

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Activision has been granted a patent, filed in 2015, for a online video game matchmaking engine that factors in player microtransaction purchases when tuning and creating multiplayer matches. Activision has a stake in the publishing of numerous online multiplayer gaming franchises, including Overwatch, Call of Duty, Destiny and more. Each game utilizes...

Battlefield 1: Turning Tides DLC Details Revealed

By : Devin Sidhu | Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The DLC schedule for DICE’s World War I FPS, Battlefield 1, marches on. The next content drop will come later this winter in the form of the Turning Tides DLC. The DLC will be focused more on the naval combat of World War I, similar to Battlefield 4’s Naval Strike DLC.  Premium users can continue to expect this content 2 weeks before non-Premium...

Destiny 2’s Physical Sales Are Lower Than Expected

By : Devin Sidhu | Tue, Oct 17, 2017

In September of 2014, Destiny quickly became the biggest new video game franchise launch in history. The new IP had received widespread media attention, with only the new IP from Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall, coming anywhere close in that year. The excitement of fans were nearly palpable. The title had a rocky start, but over it’s 3 year lifespan,...

Call of Duty: WWII Gridiron Mode, London Docks Map Revealed

By : Connor Murphy | Sun, Oct 15, 2017

After leaks came from the PC beta for Call of Duty: WWII, where players rummaged through data to find out more about the game, Sledgehammer Games’ Michael Condrey stepped forward in a move of transparency. In a tweet from the developer’s official account, they provided a link to CharlieIntel and attached two pictures: one of a map, London Docks,...

Destiny 2’s Minimum PC Specs Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Bungie have revealed the minimum PC requirements needed to play Destiny 2 when it releases on Battle.net in just under two weeks. Minimum Spec:  Intel CPU: Intel Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz AMD CPU: AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Nvidia Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB AMD Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB RAM:...