Mass Effect: Andromeda's spec requirements on PC have been revealed. Origin published the minimum and recommended specs for the game before its release in March. At the lowest end, the game calls for a 2 GB GTX 660 or Radeon 7850, along with an i5-3570 or FX-6350.
Split-screen multiplayer was missing from the latest entry in the Halo series, Halo 5: Guardians, but it's going to return. Microsoft confirming during the DICE Summit that the Halo series is going to have split-screen moving forward. Many people disliked that part of Halo 5.
Speaking with the PlayStation Blog, Hideo Kojima shared a little more information about Death Stranding, the first project from his independent Kojima Productions. He referred to the game as an open-world title that'll offer players "a lot of freedom."
Virtual Console isn't going to be ready for the Nintendo Switch in time for the console's launch in early March. Nintendo has confirmed the feature "will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch." The feature gives access to retro games in a digital form.
The Humble Freedom Bundle launched last week with the goal of raising a lot of money for three top charities and it ended up being a major success. Among the 47 games it offered were Super Meat Boy, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and Stardew Valley.
Some Nintendo Switch units will be available in GameStop stores on the console's launch day, March 3. The retailer says locations are going to have a "limited supply" of consoles ready for walk-in customers. GameStop is encouraging attendance of midnight events.
Steam users in Australia are going to spend more on their purchases due to a new tax that's being implemented in July 2017. The 10% tax will be included in USD store prices so that you know the full cost of a game when you're browsing. The tax isn't new overall.
Horizon Zero Dawn, a major PS4 exclusive, is expected to sell 8 million copies in its lifetime and 6 million by the end of this year, according to SuperData. If the total sales figure is reached, the game would end up close to recent Uncharted and Metal Gear Solid titles.
Halo Wars 2 is now out on PC and Xbox One, but its multiplayer mode initially lacks a ranked component. While you can play a campaign and four multiplayer modes against AI-controlled opponents, the multiplayer ranking system has been temporarily disabled.
Square Enix has formed a new studio that's developing an entirely new role playing game currently known as "Project Prelude Rune." Japan-based Studio Istolio is working on the title. That studio is run by Hideo Baba, a former producer for Bandai Namco's Tales series.
Windows XP and Vista users will no longer be able to play Blizzard games sometime this year. Blizzard says it'll be dropping support for those systems "later this year" in World of Warcraft, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.
The user ID system for Nintendo's upcoming Switch console has gone live, allowing you to claim your username. If you've preordered the system, it's a good idea to grab a user ID before the one you intend to use disappears. You must have a Nintendo Account.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no longer going to be released for the Nintendo Switch in early March. Developer Nicalis confirmed in a blog post that the game won't be a launch title for the console. A full explanation was not provided by the company.
With only weeks away from the official launch of Nintendo's next-gen console, we are now seeing more and more leaks about it. While it is impossible to confirm, alleged images of the unannounced Nintendo Switch leaked online, showing the inside of the console.
Final Fantasy XV has received an update that brings higher frame rates to the PlayStation 4 Pro. It launched with the ability to utilize the console's power for 4K and HDR performance, but the latest Final Fantasy didn't initially offer superior frame rates.
A video of a Nintendo Switch unit posted by NeoGAF user "hiphoptheroboto" was actually of a stolen device, not one that shipped out early. The user had said a retailer accidentally sent the unit before its release. Nintendo determined the unit had actually been stolen.
Valve is teaching an artificial intelligence to find cheaters in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The company confirmed it is working on an AI for that purpose in a Reddit post. It has already begun finding players who are breaking the rules and submitting them to a review team.
When the Nintendo Switch is released next month, Nintendo will update the way eShop purchases are treated. They'll no longer be tied to your device and will instead be tied to your online account. This means re-purchasing items when you switch products isn't going to be required.
Hearthstone is going to receive a number of big updates this year. Blizzard says it'll release three full-size Expansions for the game in 2017, bringing a lot of new content to it. However, there are also some pieces of the game being removed from the competitive Standard format.
Nintendo's NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling game console during January 2017. NPD reports the system came in ahead of the Wii U and behind the PS4 and Xbox One. The NES Classic's ranking was due to its high sales of 1.5 million units since its launch.