Tag: Xbox Live Marketplace

Gaming News Wrap [4 May 2015]

May the 4th be with you. There. We did it. Now we can all get back to other things, like the Gaming News Wrap. Games Jaws of Hakkon – the first bit of DLC for Dragon Age Inquisition – launches for PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 26 May. The DLC has been available for PC and Xbox One since March. Details of…

Microsoft testing ‘competitive pricing’ for digital content on Xbox One

Retailers will probably not be to happy to hear the news. Both Microsoft and Sony, until now, have protected the retailer by not listing digital content at a lesser price than the retailer, particularly during the game’s launch period for example. Traditionally, purchasing a new release at thebretailer was cheaper than purchasing the title at the Playstation Store or the…

Gaming News Wrap [11 Dec 2013]

Good morning gamers. And happy day-after-Doom day to you all. No, it’s not the start of the end (sadly) but yesterday was the game called Doom’s 20th birthday, so we’re celebrating. Sort of. Games Respawn Entertainment is “definitely thinking about” a Titanfall beta, but they “don’t have an answer yet” as to when – or whether – there will be…

Gaming News Wrap [27 Nov 2013]

Good morning all. It seems we’ve hit a slight news slow down as we watch the US head into their Thanksgiving weekend. Hardware Research company IHS has broken down the Xbox One and PS4 to determine how much they cost to build. According to their findings, the Xbox One costs more at $471 for parts and manufacturing, while the PS4 costs…

Gaming News Wrap [20 Nov 2013]

Good morning all. Welcome to the midweek edition of the Gaming News Wrap. It’s either halfway from the start of the week or halfway to the end of it, either way this should take up some valuable work time. Hardware SCE CEO Andrew House has told Game Informer that “through the holiday season we’ll be in good supply” of PlayStation 4 in “the countries…

Gaming News Wrap [9 Oct 2013]

Good morning gamers. The gaming news wrap is the human equivalent of zombie food. Tasty. In bite sized chunks. Michael Pachter has suggested that PS4 pre-orders are around 1.5 million. He also thinks Sony will encounter “some supply shortages”. He said a little more about things, and you can read all about it here. In France meanwhile, it appears the PS4…

Gaming News Wrap [25 Sep 2013]

Good morning, and welcome back to reality (if you took an extended long weekend). Let’s ease you gently back into things with an easy to digest wrap of gaming news and videos. The European PlayStation Network will have downtime for twelve hours for scheduled maintenance. From today (25 September) at 3pm until Thursday 26 September at 3am, the PSN, PlayStation…

Gaming News Wrap [4 Sep 2013]

Good morning gamers. Let’s get to the news you can use to impress your work colleagues or school friends. Or yourself. Your Xbox 360 reputation will not carry over to the Xbox One and that the “majority of members will start fresh at the ‘good’ player level.” Some recent troublemakers will however start with a “needs work” reputation level. [More on IGN]…

Xbox.com PC Marketplase closing down

A heads-up to Windows Live Marketplace users, Microsoft will be shutting down the Games for Windows Live marketplace next week on Aug. 22. The Xbox.com support page explains that the shutting down of the service comes alongside the switch from Microsoft Points to local currency and a new Xbox 360 system update. “As part of the recent Xbox 360 system…

Gaming News Wrap [14 Aug 2013]

Morning and welcome to the midweek Gaming News Wrap. Microsoft is teasing a “unique exclusive” for Xbox One to be revealed at Gamescom. If you’re at Gamescom, you will also be able to try out Titanfall, which will be there in a playable version. [More on CVG] The Xbox One can detect and prevent itself from overheating. It does this…