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"A first-party should be judged by the games you put out that are exclusive to your platform," not by the studios you own. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Nov 6, 2013 10:15AM PST

In spite of the gorgeous visuals and bombastic setpieces, Ryse ends up feeling boring over an extended amount of play. Read more

"This launch, it's the same team. It's the same team that did the 360 launch. It's a collection of people that have done this before. I think it's given us more confidence in how we've built out the plan from the original announce to where we are now." Read more

Until December 2014, Xbox Live Gold members will get Fitness subscription features for free. Like Netflix, Xbox Fitness has a catalog of streaming videos that are part of the membership. However, Xbox Live Free members will also be able to use Xbox Fitness. Read more

One of the most significant changes to Forza Motorsport 5 is the removed focus on being first. While that may seem sacrilegious in a racing game, series director Dan Greenawalt explained that removing the need to place in first makes for better racing. Read more

"If you were just looking at screen resolution and framerate, you'd be a PC gamer... But that doesn't mean the best games are there. It doesn't mean it's the best all-in-one experience." Read more

For the past four years, the day after the launch of a new Call of Duty game has seen Activision boldly declaring its latest man-shooter the new biggest entertainment launch ever. This year, the broken record skipped. Perhaps due to staggering success of Grand Theft Auto V, Activision has changed this year's boast. $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts has gone out to stores, the publisher said, declining to mention how much it actually sold. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Nov 5, 2013 5:30PM PST

The Need for Speed franchise is switching labels, away from EA's general gaming label to EA Sports. It's in the game now! In many ways, the... Read more

"The cloud" is one of the big features of Xbox One. Games like Forza 5 and Titanfall take advantage of Xbox Live Compute to offload certain... Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Nov 5, 2013 1:15PM PST

We really like Dead Rising 3. But don't take our word for it. You can watch the first half hour of the game and judge for yourself--if you don't... Read more

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