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The Witcher 3 Skipping PS3, Xbox 360
CD Projekt RED has made it known that The Witcher 3 won't a be cross-generational game like Assassin's Creed IV, Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Ghosts or Battlefield 4. The team won't be wasting time try to down-scale their game to run on the old haggily consoles, but will instead focus on the new, pristine and fresh devices from Sony and Microsoft.
Weekly Recap Nov 30th: Steam Machine Priced, Crash Bandicoot Conundrum, Steam Autumn Sales
Sony still doesn't have the rights to Crash Bandicoot, the Steam Autumn sale is currently underway and iBuyPower announces the very first Steam Machine price and specs. These stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Recap.
Xbox One's Lower Resolution Impacts Battlefield 4's Gameplay Visibility
Ever since it was revealed that the Xbox One's specs were severely behind the specs of the PS4, there has been a constant stream of placating from gaming media toward the gaming community about the specs not being that important and resolution not really mattering. Well, the specs matter and the resolution matters... as far as Battlefield 4 goes when compared on the Xbox One and PS4.
EA Wants To Be The Best Company In America
In a generation that has kicked off where we're seeing a lot of opposites (i.e., Microsoft curb stomping their own fanbase while Sony embraces theirs), we have one more antipodean scenario in play that has been developing over the course of the year: EA wants to trade in their heel antics for a babyface stance.
Microsoft Charging Customers To Quickly Repair Faulty Xbox One Units
In one corner, we have a company offering expedited shipping and repair if you have a faulty console. They promote that they have less than a 1% failure rate and are willing to back it up by offering free repairs. In the other corner, we have a company charging you to fix a product that you received broken... which one do you think reads better in the headlines?
White Xbox One, PS4 Now Available From iCarbons
One of the most requested things we've seen across multiple sites (including Gaming Blend) is how gamers can get their hands on a the coveted white Xbox One. Well, despite Microsoft making the Xbox One units in a white color scheme in limited quantities, iCarbons has made it possible for any and everyone to get their hands on a multitude of colors for the Xbox One.
Forza 5 And Top Car Will Run You $110, Why Is This Okay?
You just bought a $500 console. You just bought a $60 game. You played through a couple hours and realize you really want that fancy Formula One car, but it'll set you back by $50 in microtransaction tokens, and you can't get there the normal way so you pay out an additional $10 for extra XP. Congratulations, you just paid $120 to buy the game and then pay extra to skip through its content and then pay extra to access content that was already on the disc.
Top 5 Gaming Items You Didn't Think You Would Be Thankful For
Here at Gaming Blend we have a top 5 list of things gamers probably didn't even think that they should be thankful for, even when the items are especially important and deserve a great amount of thankfulness.
Xbox One Offline System Patch Now Available
Microsoft has finally made the offline diagnostic tools and mandatory update patch available for Xbox One owners. This patch was originally released just ahead of the Xbox One's inaugural launch last Friday, but the company quickly pulled the patch for undisclosed reasons.
Batman: Arkham Origins Gets Three DLC Packs Today
For those who thought they had seen all there is to see of the Caped Crusader’s earliest adventures in Batman: Arkham Origins, the folks at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have swooped in to offer up a bunch of new content including three DLC packs that are available right this very moment.
Xbox One RAM Crash Troubleshooting Guide
Many gamers have been running into major issues with playing games on the Xbox One, including starting a game only to have it crash less than a minute into play. What could be causing such an issue? Well, it's due to the RAM not being properly flushed.
PS4 Beats Xbox One In Install Time Comparisons
The new generation install times. The PS4's install times are noticeable but stealthy, even more so than the PS3's long and sometimes 1995-PC-with-a-slow-2X-CD-ROM-drive slow load times. The Xbox One, however, seems to take forever.
First Steam Machine Priced At $499; Xbox One Is In Trouble
Previously, we wrote about the Steam Machines beating the pants off the PS4 and Xbox One in the specs and pricing department, but it was all theoretical. Now we have actual confirmation from OEM provider iBuyPower, who has announced that their first Steam Machine will be available for only $499.
Xbox One Costs $471 To Make, Kinect Totals $75
The Xbox One has been stripped down and torn apart, just like it's console rival the PlayStation 4. The system was taken apart and torn down by the good folks over at the research firm IHS. The firm revealed the individual pricing of each part of the Xbox One, including the one device that everyone believes boosts up the price of Microsoft's console.
Free Xbox One Games Handed Out As Compensation For Hardware Failure
Microsoft has been getting lit up lately with complaints about hardware failure from just about every corner of the consumer market. What complaints are being filed? The Cookie Monster noise of Death with the disc drive, the Green Screen of Death and the Day-One Update of Doom. To compensate for this tragedy, Microsoft is sending out complementary games for those with Xbox One issues.