The bad news about Microsoft's next-gen console Xbox One's hard drive is that the internal 500GB drive can't be removed or changed. The good news is that gamers will be allowed to use any external hard drive through the USD 3.0 port.
Microsoft will be continuing its Xbox 360 policy of not allowing independent developers to self-publish on the Xbox One on Xbox Live Arcade. They must have a publisher with either Microsoft or a third party company.
There's been a lot of puzzlement over the attachment of an Xbox Live account to a game, with a fee attached to the game, and Microsoft personnel have tried to explain how it isn't attacking used game sales, when there seems to be indication that it is.
Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One will allow gamers to pause and save their games at any time, and reload them at a later date, which is a Godsend for players who don't want to have to wait to find a checkpoint if they want to leave the console for a period.
Developer Crytek has updated their games product page for Ryse, their Roman-era and Kinect-powered action title. It's revealed that Ryse will be 'exclusive' to the Xbox One, taking full advantage of the new Kinect.
Of course it'll also have all that extra horsepower under the hood for Crytek's CryEngine 3, like support of DirectX 11. They've a countdown for an announcement in 21 days.
For years now Microsoft has given the mighty lion's share of its focus to the Xbox platform, leaving PC gamers to occasionally dine on scraps from their latest franchises. That won't be changing much.
Xbox One won't be heralding a sudden rekindling of love with the desktop, despite the hardware being closer than ever. They'll give PC "very, very casual" to the "graphically complicated" - such as?
Yet another scientific study has discovered from its research that violent media "is not a predictor" of violent behavior. In other words, "violent" videogames don't make kids become violent.
During today's Yahoo chat
with Larry Hryb, aka Major Nelson, it seems that Microsoft is re-evaluating its policies on used games and game sharing, as evident by the very first question posted.
Deep Silver has unveiled plans for a Season Pass for 4A Games' Metro: Last Light. Included in the package of upcoming DLC are additions to the storyline, as well as "interesting tools" for fans to explore the game.
The packs will be releasing over the coming summer, with the Faction and Chronicles Packs adding new and original gameplay. There's also a solo challenge for veterans.
Microsoft has announced that Kinect 2.0, which is bundled with Xbox One, will be also be available for PC users. Kinect program manager Scott Evans stated, "We will bring this to PC. We will have more information soon."
Activision boss Eric Hirshberg is surprised that the reaction to the Xbox One conference was that Microsoft was prioritizing multimedia over games, stating flatly in an interview, "it's a game machine first and foremost."
Warner Bros. has decided the PC brigade need some Mortal Kombat in their diet and so announce the Komplete Edition, which crams in every released bit of DLC for NetherRealm's visceral brawler.
There are 15 Klassic Mortal Kombat Skins and 3 Klassic Fatalities included. It has been adapted for PC by High Voltage Software, and it includes Tag Team, Challenge Tower and a full story.
There will no longer be any division between retail games, Xbox Live Arcade games or Xbox Live Indie Games, according to Microsoft's Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer in an interview.
One of the more creepy aspects of the Xbox One is that the controller will feature an infrared LED based on Kinect technology that will recognize the user. That's right - your Xbox One will know what you look like.
The MMORPG Guild Wars 2 is from now on a bit cheaper as NCSoft and developer ArenaNet has snipped the price tag down, which came into effect yesterday. The standard edition now costs $50 / £34.99.
The Digital Deluxe is lowered to $70 / £49.99. They decided to permanently lower the price to lure in more players as ArenaNet keeps releasing new episodic content.
Wargame developer Slitherine, best known for such titles as Panzer Corps and Napoleon's Campaigns has announced an agreement with Games Workshop to develop a wargame based on the Warhammer 40,000 license, Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon.
The free-running surprise hit from DICE could well be back after Amazon Germany lists Mirror's Edge 2 for Xbox 360, although it's boxart was actually favouring the mock ups of Xbox One titles.
EA's Frank Gibeau has long teased that Mirror's Edge is high on the list of IPs the publisher would love to see return. The retailer has since pulled the online product listing.
Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen teased during the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference that one of the Star Wars-license titles in development is a new Star Wars: Battlefront title. Star Wars: Battlefront was the licensed variation of Battlefield 1942.
Warner Brothers have announced they are to publisher Dead Island developer Techland's next major project called Dying Light, which features an open world with scavenging by day and survival by night.
Night-time brings with it increasingly dangerous levels of infected to beat back, using the gear and supplies we've scrapped together. It's for current and next-gen, as well as PC.
Kalypso Media has announced that a free gameplay update will be coming to the PC version of its mob sim Omerta: City of Gangsters tomorrow, the 23rd May. The update will install automatically when players boot the game.