Have you ever felt that Call of Duty could do with a little more street cred? Perhaps all those fat little suburban teenagers need balancing out, and Activision has just the solution. Very soon they'll be releasing a brand new piece of DLC that allows you to alter your announcer's voice so that it sounds less soldier and more Snoop.
While Guitar Hero went out tired and overstretched, Rock Band leapt like Townshend into wherever awesome music games go. The final piece of DLC, American Pie by Don McLean, successfully summed up the feelings of thousands of fans desperate for the party to continue. It turns out that it might just happen, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
It appears Microsoft are looking into ways of getting Xbox 360 titles back onto the Xbox One. How far along they are through that process is unknown, and many doubt it's even possible in the first place, but the console manufacturer is, at the very least, trying to work things out.
A five year old boy found a gap in the Xbox Live security and has been rewarded by Microsoft for his part in fixing the flaw. When Kristoffer Von Hassel's parents found he was managing to sneak into his father's account to access games he wasn't supposed to, they questioned how he was doing it. Turned out that, instead of inputting the correct password, he was instead fixing the entry form with spaces. This was enough to allow him access.
How many big publsihers have placed a subscription on their big AAA MMO, all the while spouting PR speak about it definitely being worth it? You can add one more - Pete Hines has defended the subscription for The Elder Scrolls Online by saying that a subscription only fails if you're not getting your money's worth.
A short teaser video from the official Call of Duty Instagram page shows a distinctly Predator-esque level, with a distinctly invisible threat hunting the player. Although it's not expressly said that Predator will be making an appearance in the next set of DLC maps, which the video is a teaser for, it's pretty obvious. The description even has the quote "If it bleeds..." in it.
Retailer GameStop reckons the new generation has been better than anybody could have expected, going so far as to outsell the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in store in their first 15 months on the market. Hardware sales were actually higher than anybody had hoped over the Christmas period, although software sales dropped. That's perhaps to be expected, if people are going out and buying new hardware.
Many years ago when there was a huge discrepancy between the value of the Canadian and US dollar, games and consoles in Canada were significantly more expensive then the United States. However, over the last generation, the Canadian-US dollar has almost been at par because of a failing US economy coupled with a strong Canadian economy.
Think Battlefield 4 is underwhelming? No need to worry - Battlefield 5 is on its way. That's not surprising though, there was never any reason to doubt EA would be bringing back their flagship shooter franchise. The question is how soon? Well, whatever happens, they're definitely keeping their options open, and have already registered the website for the Battlefield 5 beta site, Battlefield5beta.com.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a decent title, although the price doesn't quite match the amount of content on offer (our full review is coming later today). That hasn't stopped it being a pretty successful seller though, hitting second place in the charts behind Infamous: Second Son. The fact that it's had a fairly exciting launch isn't really the most interesting thing about its release though. For that, you'll need to look closer.