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How to Reach 'Trophy Rank 999' Faster on PS4 and PS5
How to Reach 'Trophy Rank 999' Faster on PS4 and PS5
Want to increase your PlayStation trophy ranking and prove your gaming prowess? Then you need to collect Platinum trophies.
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Crysis Remastered Now Even More Remastered
Just when you thought classic shooter Crysis was as remastered as it was going to get, Crytek announces a new free update that fixes a whole slew of bugs while adding new graphics modes for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles.
Here's Everything Coming To And Leaving Game Pass Soon
Here's Everything Coming To And Leaving Game Pass Soon
Xbox Game Pass started April strong with the day-one launch of Outriders, but that’s not the only major addition to Microsoft’s games-on-demand service this month.
Here's April 2021's Xbox Live Games With Gold
Here's April 2021's Xbox Live Games With Gold
Despite recent changes to Xbox Live (or at least its name), April’s Games with Gold are here (whew!).
Ghost Of Tsushima Film Announced, Back 4 Blood Delayed, Xbox Live Name Change, And More
Ghost Of Tsushima Film Announced, Back 4 Blood Delayed, Xbox Live Name Change, And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we talk about how great SonicFox is, dunk on Shinra, find out what games are now delayed, fondly remember demo discs, and say goodbye to Xbox Live and hello to Xbox Network. Read more...
There's Still Hope For A Binary Domain Remaster
There's Still Hope For A Binary Domain Remaster
Robotic thriller Binary Domain sold terribly when it came out nearly a decade ago, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of it.
Back 4 Blood Delayed Until October 12
Back 4 Blood Delayed Until October 12
Turtle Rock Studios announced today that its upcoming Left 4 Dead-like game, Back 4 Blood, has been delayed until October 12.
Xbox Controllers Now Come In Tasty Limeade And Cherry Camo
Xbox Controllers Now Come In Tasty Limeade And Cherry Camo
Microsoft calls them Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo, but that’s not important.
How To Sign Up For The ‘Xbox Insider’ Program
How To Sign Up For The ‘Xbox Insider’ Program
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that party chat, previously only available to members of Xbox Live Gold, will soon be free to all Xbox players.
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
A private video game collector recently reached out to Rerez host Shane Luis for his help in documenting a new, in-box Nintendo 64DD development kit, which means we now have an idea of what it must have been like for developers in the ‘90s to get their hands on this rare piece of hardware. Read more...
GameStop's Most Popular Earnings Call Ever Is A Bust
GameStop's Most Popular Earnings Call Ever Is A Bust
After weeks of record-breaking days on Wall Street thanks to a meme stock frenzy engineered by Reddit, people were hoping for some answers from GameStop’s executives during today’s call with investors.
My New Xbox Elite Controller Has A Long Shortcoming
My New Xbox Elite Controller Has A Long Shortcoming
Having used an Elite controller on my PC almost every single day for years, it has finally started showing signs of serious wear and tear, so last week I went and got an Elite Series 2 controller.
Xbox Smart Delivery Turned Out To Be A Pretty Big Deal
Xbox Smart Delivery Turned Out To Be A Pretty Big Deal
When Microsoft started slipping the made-up phrase “Smart Delivery” into all of its Xbox Series X/S marketing last year, it seemed like just another pair of empty buzzwords.
It's Nice Being Able To Play Console Exclusives On A PC
It's Nice Being Able To Play Console Exclusives On A PC
I was playing Forza Horizon 4 on my PC earlier this week and at one point after a race I put the controller down and just...smiled.
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
Sony shared a glimpse of the new controllers that will be apart of its next-gen VR add-on for the PS5 and they look nothing like the glowing wands used for the company’s existing PSVR. Read more...
Xbox Gets New Suspend Feature To Help With Slow Download Speeds
Xbox Gets New Suspend Feature To Help With Slow Download Speeds
Download speeds on consoles are notoriously bad, especially if your internet isn’t lightning fast to begin with.
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
PSA: Next Week, You’ll Be Able To Claim A Bunch Of Free PlayStation Games
Earlier this month, Sony revived last year’s Play At Home initiative, a program designed to provide free games to PlayStation players in the hopes of promoting social distancing.
Xbox Game Pass For PC Finally Gets EA Play Tomorrow
Xbox Game Pass For PC Finally Gets EA Play Tomorrow
Planned for release late last year but delayed until now, EA Play comes to Xbox Game Pass for PC tomorrow at no additional cost to subscribers, complete with the newly-added Star Wars: Squadrons. Read more...
Sony Chose PlayStation's First Office Location With Late-Night Drinks In Mind
Sony Chose PlayStation's First Office Location With Late-Night Drinks In Mind
When Sony Computer Entertainment first established its flagship PlayStation brand in 1993, its executives’ chief concern was making sure the company’s first offices were located in an area with late-night bars.
Here's Everything Coming To And Leaving Game Pass Soon
Here's Everything Coming To And Leaving Game Pass Soon
In case you got the wrong impression, Xbox Game Pass isn’t just a vehicle to play games that start with a Bethesda loading screen.
PlayStation Communities, A Service I Didn't Even Know Existed, Is Going Away
PlayStation Communities, A Service I Didn't Even Know Existed, Is Going Away
This week marks the first and last time I have ever heard of PlayStation Communities, a service that apparently let users hang out in custom forums/group chats on the PS4 and talk about specific stuff. Read more...
Undertale Makes Its Xbox Debut Via Game Pass Tomorrow
Undertale Makes Its Xbox Debut Via Game Pass Tomorrow
Undertale, the quirky 2015 role-playing game from indie dev Toby Fox, finally heads to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S tomorrow, and it will be free for everyone with an active Game Pass subscription on console. Read more...
PSA: Game Pass Members, Cancel Your Outriders Pre-Order
PSA: Game Pass Members, Cancel Your Outriders Pre-Order
It was true nine years ago and it’s true today: Stop pre-ordering games.
Outriders Is Officially Coming To Xbox Game Pass
Outriders Is Officially Coming To Xbox Game Pass
It’s official: Outriders, the hotly anticipated looter-shooter from People Can Fly, is coming to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft confirmed in a blog post today.
The New Xbox Wireless Headset Is A Good Option At A Great Price
The New Xbox Wireless Headset Is A Good Option At A Great Price
I’m not a fan of wireless headsets, mainly because I’ve had some bad experiences with them.
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft
It’s official. Microsoft has completed its purchase of Bethesda.
Xbox FPS Boost Coming Soon To Fallout 4 And Other Old Bethesda Games
Xbox FPS Boost Coming Soon To Fallout 4 And Other Old Bethesda Games
After launching the FPS Boost feature in February with a handful of games, Microsoft has announced that five more games, all from Bethesda, will soon be enjoying FPS Boost support. Read more...
Crash Bandicoot 4 Runs Great On PS5, Passably On Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4 Runs Great On PS5, Passably On Switch
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time arrives on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, and Switch tomorrow, giving us some of the most polished versions of last year’s excellent platformer alongside one that struggles a lot but gets the job done.
A Bunch Of Bethesda Games Are Joining Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow
A Bunch Of Bethesda Games Are Joining Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow
During today’s conversation about Microsoft’s acquisition ZeniMax Media, the panel announced that a grip of amazing Bethesda games will join Xbox Game Pass tomorrow.
Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Controversial digital rights management tool Denuvo has long been a factor in the PC market, but it’s now quietly a part of the PlayStation 5 as well, with news that the DRM has been added to the console’s “Tools and Middleware program”. Read more...
STALKER 2 Might Get Mod Support On Xbox
STALKER 2 Might Get Mod Support On Xbox
STALKER developer GSC Game World is currently investigating the possibility of including mod support for the upcoming sequel on Xbox Series X/S. Read more...
Astro’s Playroom Composer Shares How That GPU Love Song Became Such A Bop
Astro’s Playroom Composer Shares How That GPU Love Song Became Such A Bop
PlayStation 5 pack-in Astro’s Playroom is full of amazing tracks, but the standout is most definitely its ode to the console’s powerful graphics processing unit (“GPU” to friends).
Overwatch Casually Rolls Out Xbox Series X/S Enhancements
Overwatch Casually Rolls Out Xbox Series X/S Enhancements
Yesterday’s Overwatch update was all about the PachiMarchi Challenge and that hideous and/or awesome new Roadhog skin, but next-gen Xbox owners got a little something extra with the update: new graphics options for Series X/S consoles, from 4K60 to blazing-fast 120Hz.
Regulators Approve Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Acquisition Of Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax Media
Regulators Approve Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Acquisition Of Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax Media
Microsoft’s $7.5 billion purchase of Zenimax Media, parent company of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and Doom maker Bethesda, has cleared another set of hurdles, winning approval to proceed from both the European Commission and US Securities and Exchange Commissions. Read more...
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we remember the launch of the PS2, make bananas into controllers, discuss the future of Twitch, check out what’s happening with Hitman 3 this month, find out what game died this week, and stop buying movies on the PlayStation Store. Read more...
Lock and Load With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for $45 on Xbox
Lock and Load With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for $45 on Xbox
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Xbox) | $45 | Microsoft StoreCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Bundle (Xbox) | $45 | Microsoft Store Read more...
Sorry PS5, Xbox Series X Has Unexpectedly Become My Preferred Console
Sorry PS5, Xbox Series X Has Unexpectedly Become My Preferred Console
I started this new generation of game consoles with the expectation that I would be playing most games on the PS5, like how I played most stuff on PS4 last gen.
Report: PlayStation 5 Storage Upgrades Coming This Summer
Report: PlayStation 5 Storage Upgrades Coming This Summer
Sony is getting ready to allow for internal PS5 storage upgrades, sources tell Bloomberg.
Xbox Live Has Been Down For Over 5 Hours
Xbox Live Has Been Down For Over 5 Hours
Trying to get some gaming in this lovely Thursday night? Well, if you’re on Xbox, that’s too bad, because various functions of Xbox Live have been on the fritz for over five hours. Read more...
Everything Sony Announced During Today's PlayStation State Of Play
Everything Sony Announced During Today's PlayStation State Of Play
Here’s everything Sony announced, revealed, or otherwise discussed during today’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast. Read more...
PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Coming To PC This Spring
PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Coming To PC This Spring
Open world zombie slaughter sim Days Gone will be the latest first-party Sony game to get ported to PC, British GQ reports in a new interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan.
Here's March 2021's Xbox Live Games With Gold
Here's March 2021's Xbox Live Games With Gold
It’s going to be March again, or it’s still March—it’s hard to say, but you can mark the impossible passage of time with a new batch of Xbox Live Games with Gold games.
Sony Finally Announces Next-Gen VR For PS5
Sony Finally Announces Next-Gen VR For PS5
Fans of Sony’s virtual reality efforts have been wondering what was to become of console-based VR with the launch of the PlayStation 5.
Hacker Rewrites Crappy SNES Racer To Improve Its Framerate Sevenfold
Hacker Rewrites Crappy SNES Racer To Improve Its Framerate Sevenfold
Brazilian software engineer Vitor Vilela has, for almost a decade, sung the praises of Nintendo’s SA-1 enhancement chip, but never before have the benefits of the souped-up Super Nintendo processor been more obvious than when applied to Race Drivin’, the lackluster 1992 SNES port of Atari’s 3D arcade racer that… Read more...
Get Your Series X Online With 12 Months of Xbox Live Gold for $50
Get Your Series X Online With 12 Months of Xbox Live Gold for $50
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Skyward Sword Has A Neat Workaround For Its Motion Controls
Skyward Sword Has A Neat Workaround For Its Motion Controls
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword, bless it for trying, was a Zelda game on the Wii that went all in with its motion controls, making ports to systems that aren’t the Wii a tricky proposition. Read more...
Watch Nintendo's Direct Here
Watch Nintendo's Direct Here
Nintendo’s first full Direct in nearly 18 months is set to being at 5:00 p.m.
New Xbox Backward-Compatibility Feature Improves Framerates On Select Games
New Xbox Backward-Compatibility Feature Improves Framerates On Select Games
Microsoft announced today that it is further improving Xbox Series X/S enhancements to backward-compatible games with a new feature known as Xbox FPS Boost, which does exactly what it says on the tin. Read more...
New Microsoft Program Could Help Devs Make Games More Accessible
New Microsoft Program Could Help Devs Make Games More Accessible
Microsoft is starting a new program that will allow developers to send in Xbox and PC games to be evaluated by a team of accessibility experts, the company announced today. Read more...
Crash Bandicoot 4 Comes To PS5, Xbox Series X|S And Switch March 15
Crash Bandicoot 4 Comes To PS5, Xbox Series X|S And Switch March 15
The excellent if a bit sadistic Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is about to get two upgrades and hopefully not too much of a downgrade on March 15, when the game launches for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.
Now This Is A Very Nice Xbox
Now This Is A Very Nice Xbox
The Xbox Series S looks very nice in white, but I think it looks even nicer in this bright, bold and decidedly floral paint scheme by 14 year-old Dutch artist Pepijn van der Flier. Read more...
Cactus Props At Super Nintendo World Appear To Be Based On A Fan Game
Cactus Props At Super Nintendo World Appear To Be Based On A Fan Game
It appears someone working on the cacti props at the Super Nintendo World theme park in Universal Studios Japan might have inadvertently built them to look just like some cacti that appear in a New Super Mario Bros Wii fan mod.
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
The weekend is for going through all the cool indie game demos available in the Steam Game Festival.
Canceled Xbox 360 GoldenEye Remake Is In The Wild
Canceled Xbox 360 GoldenEye Remake Is In The Wild
A playable version of that beautiful Xbox 360 GoldenEye 007 remake we reported over the weekend is quickly spreading online after Ars Technica spilled the beans last night.
PS5 System Update Fixes Dumb PS4 Disc Install Issue
PS5 System Update Fixes Dumb PS4 Disc Install Issue
PlayStation 5 system update version 20.02-02.50.00 is now live, featuring a fix that keeps PlayStation 4 discs from installing old game versions after they’ve already been upgraded. Read more...
Sony Is Doing Great But Making More PS5s Is Difficult
Sony Is Doing Great But Making More PS5s Is Difficult
Today, Sony released its financials for the three-month period ending on December 31, 2020.
Apex Legends Drops Onto Switch On March 9
Apex Legends Drops Onto Switch On March 9
Titanfall spin-off Apex Legends is set to bring its online battle royale action to the Nintendo Switch on March 9, according to new details released by developer Respawn Entertainment. Read more...
Control's Next-Gen Edition Finally Does Justice To Remedy's Shooter On Consoles
Control's Next-Gen Edition Finally Does Justice To Remedy's Shooter On Consoles
Control left like it was pushing the last generation of consoles to their breaking points, with loads of performance issues on the old machines.
You'll Be Able To Play Cyberpunk 2077 In Your Tesla If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
You'll Be Able To Play Cyberpunk 2077 In Your Tesla If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
How about that steering yoke, huh? Well, while everyone was getting riled up over that, Tesla did another weird thing, which is put a console-caliber gaming rig in some of its cars. Read more...