Ever wonder how some NDA leakers get tracked down by developers and publishers? Often it comes down to small little tricks hidden within the programming, and any private beta worth its salt has some form of protection. This apparently included the internal beta of Xbox 360’s New Xbox Experiences UI, according to some Microsoft employees. Posting
Who would have thought that 2019 would be such a prospectively amazing year for gaming. However, we have compiled a list of every game coming out and it is time to pick what is your most anticipated game of 2019! You’re given the ability to change your vote at any time before the cutoff time, which will be December
It’s that time of the year again, and you’re now called to decide DualShockers’ annual honor: Game of the Year 2018 – Reader’s Choice Award. Without question, our community is the best part of DualShockers, so we (and the developers and publishers we chat to) know that the Reader’s Choice Award is one of the best
The Game Awards 2018 is happening today, December 8, 2018, in just over an hour. For those of you looking to watch the show in order to see all of the new announcements live, here’s where you can catch the livestream as well as everything else you need to know before it begins. Shortly after
The Game Awards 2018, hosted by Geoff Keighley, just concluded. Along with numerous awards being given out, several new game announcements were spliced in throughout the show. That being said, the announcements that left the greatest impact were the World Premieres for new games that took place during the event. While some of the PC,
Since its introduction in November 2015, backward compatibility with Xbox 360 and classic Xbox games have given Xbox One owners an increasingly varied array of games to play each and every month, with more games on the way in 2019 to add to an already impressive library. Xbox’s Larry Hryb (aka “Major Nelson”) has revealed
Portal by Valve was arguably one of the most innovative games of its time in 2007, with players still today crying out for a Portal 3. Although none of the original three writers still work at Valve anymore, so it’s quite unlikely to happen and it probably wouldn’t be the same anyway, but fans of
Earlier this year, Showtime had announced that the network would be developing a new TV series based on the acclaimed Halo series, though in one of the latest developments surrounding the series, the TV show’s director and executive producer, Rupert Wyatt, has now left the project. According to Deadline, scheduling changes for the production of the upcoming Halo TV
Hey everyone, long time no chat! This is Lou Contaldi, Editor-in-Chief of DualShockers and I’m looking for your help. If you’ve been a frequent reader, you may have noticed that DualShockers design looked… dated. Not much has changed since when DualShockers first started in 2009. While it may be a streamlined way to get to
The half-genie platformer Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is getting a physical edition distributed by Limited Run. Fans of the series can start pre-ordering either the Standard Edition or the Collector’s Edition on December 7. The standard edition comes in a normal Nintendo Switch case with the same box art from the Nintendo 3DS version. Limited Run notes
This week’s new list of games hitting the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list have been revealed and it’s a pretty assortment. Leading things off is Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the cult-classic RPG from the now defunct 38 Studios. This comes just a few months after it was reported that THQ Nordic has acquired the Kingdoms of Amalur IP
GRID Autosport is a Codemasters game all about racing, taking muscle cars to the mountains, Formula cars to the tracks, and more. It originally launched on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 and was later ported to iOS devices. While the press release states that there will be a “range of driving disciplines” we should expect to
Microsoft and Universal’s Gears of War movie has been in development since 2016, but like several video game film adaptations, not much has been heard about it since its initial announcement. That being said, The Wrap learned today that the Gears of War movie has received a brand new writer: F. Scott Frazier. While F.
Being deaf, I’ve often made jokes about bad subtitles that are too small to read. Just in the past few years we’ve seen a few examples of how games have stumbled when it comes to implementing proper subtitles, such as Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus with its tiny subtitles that blend, or walls of text in Fallout 4.
The developers for Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic Games, announced on Twitter recently that they hit 1 million players worldwide. Yooka-Laylee came out of Kickstarter campaign raised enough money for some former Rare employees to develop their own Banjo-Kazooie spiritual as Playtonic. Wahey! We’ve hit a milestone of over 1 million #YookaLaylee players! Have a massive thank you from all of us
As most of us already now, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the best days in terms of game deals each year, and 2018 looks to be no different. Personally, I snagged Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Dragon Quest XI, SoulCalibur VI, and Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition at heavily discounted prices this past weekend.
It seems that Ms. Splosion Man has returned for another round of chaotic fun. This time she’ll be taking her wild platforming antics to the Nintendo Switch. Originally released all the way back in 2011, Ms. Splosion Man is the satirical sequel to the equally insane Splosion Man. Featuring a thin pink deliberate caricature as
Console exclusives, which are usually first-party nowadays, have always been a hallmark of the gaming industry and are often some of the games hardcore fans look forward too most. This year has seen some standout exclusives including God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Forza Horizon 4, all of which received critical acclaim and sold well.
I’ve been recently making my way through the newest Tomb Raider game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I’ve been spending more of my game time pondering why I’m not digging this entry as much as the previous two than actually focusing on the digital world in front of me. I usually take that as a
Microsoft has discounted over 500 digital Xbox games as part of their Black Friday sale for Xbox Live Gold members. Those who aren’t Gold members will have to wait until November 19, 2018 to participate, or they can purchased a month of Xbox Live Gold for only $1 in Microsoft’s annual promotion during the holidays.
Microsoft unveiled a batch of “crazy” Xbox-related Black Friday deals, including console price drops and game discounts. Starting on November 22 an running through November 30, people can buy an Xbox One X at $399.99 and the Xbox One S at just $199.99. The Black Friday video and post also advertise $10 off on all Xbox One
Each month, several new titles are added to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, a Netflix like subscription service that gives players access instant access to a variety of Xbox One titles, including new first-party releases. A first wave of titles, including Sniper Elite 4 and OlliOlli 2, hit the service on November 1, and Microsoft has
Last week, Variety broke the news that Ubisoft Motion Pictures was planning on developing a live action TV show based on 2014 RPG Child of Light as well as a movie based on the 2016 VR game Werewolves Within. Today, Ubisoft confirmed this themselves in a new video featuring Tasha Huo and Mishna Wolff, the female writers
Strategy guide publisher Prima Games will be no more after Spring 2019 according to multiple reports from Variety and EGM Now. Parent company Dorling Kindersley announced the closure, which will see offices in Roseville, Indianapolis, and New York shutterring. Roseville will be closing very soon, in mid-November, Indianapolis will have a small selection of staff
During Take-Two Interactive’s earnings call for the end of Q2 fiscal year 2019, it was revealed that Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V has once again passed another major milestone. Take-Two announced near the start of today’s call that Grand Theft Auto V has now sold-in (shipped to retail) 100 million units across all platforms. The last time that we
As is custom every Tuesday, Microsoft has today revealed the newest slate of titles that are joining the ever-growing Xbox One Backward Compatibility program. Today’s additions to the list include two Tom Clancy installments from the Xbox 360 that haven’t been heard from in quite some time. Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Ubisoft’s modern war RTS which actually turned 10-years
Last week Wales Interactive announced an upcoming horror title Maid of Sker which is set within a remote hotel known as Sker House. However, there’s been some legal issues as detailed by a report from Eurogamer. Sker House is actually a real property based in Wales, and while the house isn’t featured in the game it is instead
Ubisoft’s smash hit Just Dance 2019, who have slowly implemented a subscription-based service plus an annual fee to access some of the game’s content, has come under fire recently for a different matter this time. Reddit user and mother darkheartsmd has taken to the internet in concern over her six-year-old being repeatedly being asked, while in kids mode, to
With the release of Agent 47’s next outing being just around the corner, it seems that IO Interactive has teamed up with Hollywood star Sean Bean to create an amusing live-action trailer for Hitman 2. The trailer opens with the 59-year-old actor sitting in a luxurious leather chair as a waiter serves him a drink.
Another month, another line-up of free games for Xbox Live Gold members. The marquee title this time around would probably be Battlefield 1, the blockbuster first-person World War I shooter from last year. The DICE game is accompanied by indie endless runner Race the Sun, and Xbox 360 titles Assassin’s Creed (the original, that is) and