Gamescom 2015 - Quantum Break is one of the most unique games that will be exclusive to the Xbox One, with Microsoft and developer Remedy Entertainment showing the game off at Gamescom. There was a gameplay trailer shown off at the show, which you can check out below.
We got to see X-Men actor Shawn Ashmore as the hero of Quantum Break, Jack Joyce, in action. The trailer showed off a glimpse at how time was broken in the first place, and what type of time-based gameplay there'll be in Quantum Break. Remedy even announced a release date for Quantum Break on the Xbox One, which will arrive on April 5, 2016.
Activision Blizzard has announced that it has sold over 30 million copies of Diablo 3 since the action-RPG launched back in May 2012. The news comes from Activision's earnings report for Q2 2015 which ended in June, meaning Diablo 3 reached 30 million sales in three years.
We don't know if the publisher is counting the expansion, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, or just the standalone game. Reaper of Souls launched in March of last year, with Diablo 3 very quickly becoming the best-selling PC game of all time, after it had hit 20 million sold.
Gamescom 2015 - ROCCAT has debuted its new Nyth gaming mouse at Gamescom, with the Nyth being a new MMO-hybrid gaming mouse with a "completely hot-swappable side button grid" that is sure to have MMO gamers foaming at the mouth.
The new ROCCAT Nyth has huge out-of-the-box customization, with a massive 36,738 different combinations thanks to its 33 different buttons. ROCCAT founder and CEO, René Korte, explains: "We've loved cracking the challenge of the Nyth. Making a mouse so deeply customizable was a great test for our creative and design teams. What we ended up with was not only a one of a kind MMO-centric piece of gaming equipment, but a mouse that is a chameleon. Turn it into a MOBA mouse, an FPS weapon, and more; any gaming configuration for any genre you can think of. That's what the Nyth brings to the table".
But the more exciting product that ROCCAT was showing off, at least to me, was the Sova prototype. ROCCAT showed off the Sova prototype at E3 2015 earlier this year, with the modular gaming board wanting to see you gaming in the living room. ROCCAT has announced that there will be more than one model of the Sova, with Korte saying: "After the great reception at E3 for our Sova prototype, we were given so much feedback, and pursued that further with surveys and more testing. Gamers want a PC gaming living room solution that's affordable, effective, and meets their spec priorities".
Gamescom 2015 - Seagate has used the mega games event Gamescom to announce its new 2TB Game Drive for the Xbox One, with the storage unit also working on the Xbox 360.
Seagate's new 2TB Game Drive features the Xbox green-and-black color theme and is powered by a single USB 3.0 cable. The drive features Xbox and Seagate logos and allows you to have your catalog of downloaded games, achievements and so much more on-the-go. Senior Director of Product Marketing for Seagate, Jeff Fochtman, explains: "This exciting new collaboration with Microsoft Xbox is an important milestone for Seagate that will help us to reach a new audience, which has an insatiable appetite for storage". "There was a clearly defined need in this market for additional plug-and-play storage and Seagate is happy to be able to provide the solution," he added.
The new Seagate Game Drive will retail for an MSRP of $109.99, and will be made available at GameStop, Amazon and other consumer electronic retailers across the world.
Corsair has just unveiled a bunch of new gaming peripherals during Gamescom 2015, with new STRAFE RGB mechanical gaming keyboards, Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA mouse, and new flagship VOID gaming headsets.
One of the jewels in Corsair's new gaming peripherals is the ultra-quiet STRAFE RGB Silent, which is the world's first keyboard with Cherry MX RGB Silent gaming switches, which will "deliver the speed and precision of linear mechanical switches with significantly quieter actuation". Corsair adds that the STRAFE RGB Silent has "new switches combined with the noise-suppressing architecture of the keyboard chassis", that makes the "pro-level STRAFE RGB Silent 30% quieter than other mechanical gaming keyboards".
Corsair's new VOID headsets come in three flavors: wireless, USB or analog stereo. The VOID gaming headset earcups are "shaped to fit the human ear, providing the utmost comfort while delivering spectacular audio fidelity". The USB and wireless VOID headsets feature innovative features like InfoMic status LEDs, and a CUE Control dial that lets gamers control their gaming soundscape without pausing their game.
Gamescom 2015 - Microsoft has just announced a bloody beautiful limited edition Xbox One console that will launch in the "weeks leading up" to the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, which launches on October 27.
The new Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition bundle will include a 1TB Xbox One console in a beautiful Spartan Locke and UNSC design, with an included controller that will match the design. The $499.99 bundle will include a download code for Halo 5, the Warzone REQ Bundle with 14 requisition packs, FOTUS-class armor and a special emblem for multiplayer, an alloy Guardian model, animated series Halo: The Fall of Reach, and team dossiers.
Microsoft will have the new Xbox One bundle available to retailers on October 20, with Japan receiving it two days later on October 22. Microsoft has also teased a special Master Chief wireless controller that will arrive in October for $69.99.
Gamescom 2015 - Now that Windows 10 is here, the next machine to receive the upgrade, if "Something [doesn't] Happen" will be the Xbox One. Microsoft announced during Gamescom 2015 that the Xbox One will be receiving Windows 10 in September.
The news comes directly from Mike Ybarra, Partner Director of Program Management of Xbox and Windows Platform, who said: "My goal is Win10 is on Xbox One, with the new UI, for Preview members in September". Ybarra also teased the refreshed design of the Xbox One's new home screen through his Twitter account, which looks quite slick, which we have embedded above.
As for Windows 10 on the Xbox One, we should expect an updated dashboard design and new features, as well as support for DirectX 12. Insiders will receive Windows 10 on their Xbox One units starting next month, with the full roll out to the world in November if all things go to plan.
Anticipation for the film adaptation of the the graphic novel 'Deadpool' has been rising since Fox greenlit the film last year, and despite previously showing a trailer during last month's San Diego Comic-Con, the studio has now officially released the nearly three minute long the red-band trailer, and it's a doozy.
Ryan Reynolds portrays the renegade X-Men spin-off character, along with a cast which includes Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein and
T. J. Miller. The film is directed by former graphic artist Tim Miller.
Deadpool is scheduled to hit theaters on February 12, 2016.
The 2015 "future" of 'Back to the Future Part II' is now, and whilst we don't have flying cars, 'Jaws 19' or those auto-lacing Nikes (at least yet), we're seemingly working closer towards those awesome hoverboards.. even if they don't work quite like in the film.
Lexus have finally revealed their prototype Hoverboard tech in action, and whilst it does rely on some unreadily available tech such as liquid nitrogen and magnet flooring, clearly it works, even if it requires pro skateboarders such as Ross McGouran to re-learn their craft.
Whilst its unclear what practical application Lexus are hoping to obtain from their science fair project, it's still cool to see.
All of this happened before Apple Music even launched, and revealed how powerful the 25-year-old is in the music industry. Swift recently praised Apple while criticizing Spotify:
"Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about," Swift said in the September issue of Vanity Fair. "And I found it really ironic that the multi-billion-dollar company reacted to criticism with humility, and the start-up with no cash flow reacted to criticism like a corporate machine."