Tagged: xbox

The Steam Controller is here! 0

The Steam Controller is here!

This week saw the first major shipment of the Steam Controllers for those who pre-ordered early. The controllers have been a long time coming as Valve has been talking about their concept units since 2013. As Valve hasn’t been involved in the hardware business in the past, nor is there a solid baseline for what a PC game controller should look like, it wasn’t a surprise for the development cycle...

PSA: Spend your Converted Microsoft Points Before June 1 0

PSA: Spend your Converted Microsoft Points Before June 1

A while back Microsoft decided to do away with “points” and “point cards” for its Xbox service and converted everything to the user’s local currency. In the small print during that conversion was that your existing points would be expiring on Monday June 1, 2015. You should have also received one or more emails about this.

Microsoft Flight has taken off 0

Microsoft Flight has taken off

If you’re a flight sim junky you probably remember the Flight Simulator series by Microsoft, which ended at Flight Simulator X about 10 years ago. Well I just happened to be messing around on Steam and I saw an advertisement for “Microsoft Flight” which was newly released. Now, being a flight sim junky, I immediately downloaded it and took it for a spin, and I was not disappointed.

Is the era of $60 PC video games coming to an end? 4

Is the era of $60 PC video games coming to an end?

Since I built my gaming PC, I’ve gotten more serious about following the details of recently released and soon-to-be-released games. Some of the games I’m following include Planetside 2, MechWarrior Online, Guild Wars 2, World of Warplanes and Warface. If you look closely at all these games, you will see that they’ve got one thing in common. That “thing”, that trend has lead me to believe that we might be...

Good or Evil? Battlefield 3 Shortcut/Unlock Bundle 8

Good or Evil? Battlefield 3 Shortcut/Unlock Bundle

With the Spring 2012 (1.04) patch to Battlefield 3, DICE introduced a new feature that has some people up in arms: Shortcut Bundles. On each platform you can now buy one of 7 unique shortcut bundles that will unlock all the weapons for a particular class or all the upgrades for a group of vehicles. Depending on how you look at this, the unlock bundles are either “cheating” or “making...