Windows 10 Coming This Summer

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At a Windows event in China today, Microsoft announced that the free Windows 10 OS will be available this summer around the globe.

Microsoft did not state a specific release date for the operating system.

Given the locale, Microsoft naturally talked about what it was going to do for the Chinese market. This includes a free upgrade pack with Windows 10 from Tencent – the multi-faceted Chinese online services company that owns majority equity in League of Legends' Riot Games. The pack includes QQ (Tencent's instant messaging software), Tencent Video, and Tencent PC Manager.

EA Pins Battlefield Hardline Launch Day Problems On DDoS Attack

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If you had trouble playing Battlefield Hardline last night, you’re not alone. There were some issues with the servers last night, but the reasoning might not be what you assume.

According to the official Battlefield Hardline Twitter account, downtime was caused by an attack on the game’s servers.

We’ve identified the connectivity issues on Xbox One are due to DDoS attack and working to resolve. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Unreal Engine 4-Powered Warhammer 40K Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion Lands On Mobile This Summer

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Unreal Engine 4-Powered Warhammer 40K Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion Lands On Mobile This Summer

We’ve seen some fantastic examples of the power of Unreal Engine 4, including Unreal Tournament, various virtual reality demos, and Dead Island 2. Now Rodeo Games is showing what the engine can do on mobile devices in a new partnership with Games Workshop.

Rodeo Games’ last title, Warhammer Quest, adapted a classic board game. Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion is an original strategy title set in the Warhammer 40K universe with both a single-player campaign and four-person competitive multiplayer.

We were curious about what it takes to use Unreal Engine 4 on mobile. “We were very impressed when we first started working with UE4,” says Rodeo tech director Richard Brooks. “Almost all the features of the engine could be used on the mobile version. UE4 has very advanced graphics technology for many top-end platforms, but it has also made a lot of these features available for mobile. We have made the decision to use the full power of their state-of-the-art graphics engine in our game and a big challenge has been getting that to work on mobile the way we want it to.”

Adam Sandler Fights Pac-Man And Donkey Kong In The First Trailer For Pixels

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Adam Sandler Fights Pac-Man And Donkey Kong In The First Trailer For Pixels

In Pixels, Adam Sandler is joined by Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan in a battle for Earth against city destroying video games. To answer your question in advance, yes this is a real thing that I did not make up.

Despite knowing about the movie for some time, seeing the trailer for it doesn't make it any less surreal. You can check it out below.

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Nintendo Celebrating Women's History Month By Highlighting Its Female Characters

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Nintendo Celebrating Women's History Month By Highlighting Its Female Characters

March is Women's History Month, and in honor of the occasion, Nintendo is highlighting some of its strongest female characters.

You'll find a collection of just a few of Nintendo's favorite female characters here along with one we haven't heard from in some time.

The six characters above we're all intimately familiar with, but Paper Mario's Bobmette is one we haven't heard from (or played as) in some time. Here's her description from Nintendo.

Watch The Final Fantasy XV Tease At The End Of Episode Duscae

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Watch The Final Fantasy XV Tease At The End Of Episode Duscae

As a demo, Episode Duscae is only a small taste of what players will encounter in Final Fantasy XV. The scope and direction of the full game have still not been revealed, but the teaser sequence at the end of Episode Duscae hints at what's to come.

The video below only uses dialogue and static art, but it still foreshadows some of the themes and other aspects of Final Fantasy XV after the events of the demo. How will it all come together? At this point, we have to wait and see.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse Has Shipped 1.5 Million Units

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse launched on February 24 (here's our review). Since then, the popularity of the game in North America and beyond has resulted in 1.5 million units shipping worldwide.  

Bandai Namco announced the milestone today, and producer Masayuki Hirano thanked fans for their support.

For more on Dragon Ball Xenoverse, watch our Test Chamber, and our comparison video of the PS3 and PS4 versions.

Gearbox Explains How To Transfer Saves To The Handsome Colleciton

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Gearbox has laid out the necessary steps for players to bring their old saves forward to current consoles for The Handsome Collection. Though the official Gearbox explanation digs into the nitty-gritty details of transferring the save data, the overall process shouldn’t be terribly hard for most players.

In order to transfer old saves forward, all that’s needed is the patches which enable cross-save functionality in Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel – as well as the day-one patch for The Handsome Collection. After that, it should be a fairly simple process of uploading and downloading saves using the in-game menus.

There are, however, a few caveats to keep in mind. Gearbox only supports one save upload at a time, which means players will have to go back and forth between versions if they want to transfer all their characters. Unlike Sony systems, for which saves can be universally transferred, the Xbox versions of the games can only transfer forward to Xbox One. Uploading a save also doesn’t remove it from the original system.

Square Enix Teases A New Console JRPG

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If you like the Final Fantasy series, you have no shortage of games to play today. Not only did Final Fantasy Type-0 HD release, but the demo for Final Fantasy XV came with it. According to Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, the company has another console RPG in the works.

Speaking to Nikkei Trendy, Matsuda says: “For fiscal 2015, I think we have a considerable amount of high-end games both inside and outside the country. Starting with Final Fantasy XV, we’ll be putting out news for Japanese RPGs.”

Matsuda then says that Square Enix has a surprise in the form of “a JRPG for home game machine(s).”

Nintendo Stock Rises In The Wake Of Mobile Announcement

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Nintendo Stock Rises In The Wake Of Mobile Announcement

Nintendo has been contending with the rising mobile market for years, and today's announcement of its partnership with DeNA has apparently renewed some confidence in the company and its vision for the future.

After closing at 14.29 yesterday, the stock for Nintendo (NTDOY) jumped this morning when the big news hit. As of press time, the value is 18.99 – up 32.89 percent.

Take a look at the graph yourself and try to guess when the announcement happened.