Monthly Archives: April 2015

Watch the NFL Draft on Xbox One

The NFL Draft begins tonight and you can watch the entire event on Xbox One.

Now through Saturday, May 2 (yes, the draft is three days long), all Xbox Live members–Gold and Silver–can stream NFL Network’s live coverage on Xbox One by way of the console’s NFL app.

The app even supports Snap functionality, so you can watch the draft and play a game at the same time.

The NFL app also comes with a live polling feature and personalized content tailored around your favorite team through the My Team tab. In addition, there’s an Xbox Draft Command Center option where you can highlight a specific player and then track them to see which team they end up going to.

For more on the NFL Draft on Xbox One, check out this post on the Xbox Wire.

Round 1 of the NFL Draft is tonight, April 30, while rounds 2 and 3 will be held tomorrow, with rounds 4-7 taking place on Saturday, May 2. Head to GameSpot sister site CBS Sports for all the news from the draft.

GameSpot Plays – Verdun

Chris and Aaron head to one of the bloodiest battles of WWI in order to get a multikill.

GS News – PS4 Sales Surge; PC Gaming E3 Conference Announced!

Sony post 7-year high profit earnings, Dead Island 2 has been delayed to 2016, and a PC gaming E3 conference has been revealed!

Star Wars Gets Its Own Toys-to-Life Figures in Disney Infinity 3.0

UPDATE: Disney Interactive has not issued an official comment on the leak, but it did tweet out a not so cryptic message earlier today: “Geduld du haben must:”

Geduld du haben must

— Disney Infinity (@DisneyInfinity) April 30, 2015

That’s German, written in Yoda’s distinctive speaking style, and it translates to, “Patience you must have.”

The original story appears below.

With the Star Wars series experiencing a renaissance of sorts, it should come as no surprise that the Disney-owned franchise is entering the toys-to-life market with Disney Infinity 3.0.

German retailer Saturn (via Twitter user Wario64) has published listings for a Disney Infinity 3.0 starter set featuring Star Wars characters. The set comes with characters that you might not have guessed: Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, the latter of which is a character from The Clone Wars animated series.

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The box art for the game features a number of other Star Wars characters, including Obi-Wan, Yoda, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, C-3PO, and R2-D2. (Sadly, BB-8 is nowhere to be seen.) It’s unclear if or when these characters will also receive Infinity figures, but it seems like a safe assumption that many–if not all–of them will eventually see release.

The website lists a release date of August 15 for the set on Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PS3, and prices ranging from 60-70 Euros ($67-79).

Star Wars characters were teased for Disney Infinity last year, but Disney has yet to formally announce anything. We’ve contacted the company to find out more and will report back with anything we learn.

GameSpot Plays – State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition

Aaron and Chris explore the infected city of Danforth in an attempt to halt the zombie apocalypse.

How Old Are Your Favorite Video Game Characters According to Microsoft’s New App?

How old are they?



Microsoft has released a new web app called How Old Do I Look at http://how-old.net/. It tries to determine the ages of people based on their photographs. So we thought we’d use it to determine the age bunch of characters from video games! We ended up with some interesting results to say the least.


Snake



The app place Snake from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes at 66 years old.


Cortana



The app places Cortana from Halo 4 at 24 years old.


Nathan Drake



The app places Nathan Drake from Uncharted 4: A Thief's End at 54 years old.


Cloud Strife



The app places Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children at 23 years old.


Ezio Auditore



The app places Ezio Auditore from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood at 39 years old.


Bayonetta and Jeanne



The app places Bayonetta and Jeanne from Bayonetta 2 at 37 and 34 years old respectively.


Link



The app places Link from Hyrule Warriors at 20 years old.


Michael, Trevor, and Franklin



The app places Michael, Trevor, and Franklin from Grand Theft Auto V at 59, 40, and 42 years old respectively.


Clementine



The app places Clementine from The Walking Dead: Season 2 at 20 years old.


Geralt



The app places Geralt from The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings at 55 years old.


Ryu



The app places Ryu from Street Fighter IV at 23 years old.


Lara Croft



The app places Lara Croft from 2013's Tomb Raider at 46 years old.

Kerbal Space Program – Now Playing

See if Josh and Kevin have the right stuff, and are able to land a ship on the Mun without any casualties. Spoiler: There will probably be casualties.

The Best Gaming Anti-Piracy Methods In 2 Minutes

Piracy is a huge problem for games developers, so some took things into their own hands. A Batman who can’t fly? Corrupted saves? Tough luck, pirates.

This War of Mine Free Update Adds New Locations, Character Editor

This War of Mine, an indie game that explores the horrors of war from a civilian perspective, has released a free update that adds new locations to the game, a character editor, and more.

The two new locations are the Gas Station, one of the first places people looted while fleeing the city, and the Old Town, which lies in ruin like the rest of the war-torn city inspired by the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian war.

The 1.3 update, which developer 11 Bit Studios says is the biggest the game received yet, also adds a new Scenario Editor that lets players write their own stories by picking which members can join the group, the length of the conflict, weather conditions, and more. Using the new Character Editor, players can also create entirely new civilians by changing their look, skills, and biographies. You can even put yourself in the game by uploading your own portrait picture.

This War of Mine received an 8/10 in GameSpot’s review for its gripping, emotional storytelling and character development. Earlier this month, 11 Bit Studios announced that so far it supported more than 350 Syrian children refugees through its DLC charity campaign, which launched last month to benefit the War Child organization.

Gaming Deals: Star Wars Day Sales, $350 Xbox One + Free Xbox Live, NBA 2K15

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With Star Wars Day coming up on May 4, there are Star Wars deals to be had all over the place. Steam, GOG, Xbox Live, and the PlayStation Store all have sales featuring various Star Wars games right now. Highlights includes a $27 Steam bundle of the X-Wing games and a $23 bundle that includes games like Battlefront II, both Knights of the Old Republic games, and Dark Forces.

Amazon has a very nice Xbox One offer, with the Assassin’s Creed bundle (that includes Unity and Black Flag) being sold for $350 with a free copy of NBA 2K15 and a 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for Xbox One and PS4 is already $50 at Amazon and Best Buy. If you’re a Gamers Club Unlocked member, you can get it at Best Buy for just $40.

Toys R Us has a big Buy One, Get One 40 Percent Off sale on toys-to-life figures that includes Amiibo, Skylanders, and Disney Infinity.

Below you’ll find the rest of today’s best deals divided by platform:

PlayStation 4

The PS4 Last of Us bundle can currently be had on eBay for $350.

Dell’s previously excellent PS4 deal has been tempered somewhat, but you can still get the system, The Last of Us Remastered, and a PlayStation Silver headset for $400.

Buy a PS4 at Target, and you’ll get a free copy of Destiny.

Amazon is offering an $80 bonus toward the purchase of certain PS4 bundles when you trade in eligible consoles and bundles (including Xbox 360 and PS3), giving you the chance to save anywhere from $150-$350.

EBay has seller-refurbished PS4s from $300 to $325.

Sony has launched a massive PSN sale to celebrate Japan’s Golden Week. You can get Catherine for $5, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for $16, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode One for $3, and much more. Check out the full list of deals here.

Other PS4 game deals:

PlayStation Plus’ free games for April include Tower of Guns, Killzone: Mercenary, and Dishonored, and are available now. May’s games have also been announced; check those out here.

Xbox One

Walmart still has the Xbox One Halo Master Chief Collection Bundle for $349 with a free game of your choice. Only certain games are eligible, but the options are solid, including Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more.

Toys R Us is selling the Halo: Master Chief Collection and Assassin’s Creed Xbox One bundles for $350 each with your choice of a free (select) game. Game choices include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition, Forza Motorsport 5: Game of the Year Edition, and more.

Best Buy is offering a $175 credit toward an Xbox One when you trade in a 250GB Xbox 360 or PS3 Slim console.

On eBay, you can buy a year of Xbox Live Gold for $42.

Best Buy will take $20 off the price of a one-year Xbox Live Gold membership when you buy any Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

Microsoft’s latest Deals With Gold promotion is on, discounting a handful of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. You can check out all the deals here.

Other Xbox One game deals:

The free Games with Gold titles for April are available now and include Child of Light on Xbox One and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Xbox 360. 360 owners will be getting twice as many games as usual this month, with the third and fourth games now available. May’s games have also been announced, which you can read about here.

PC

The Humble Store has a big sale on indie games, offering Frozen Synapse for $7.49, Anomaly 2 for $6, Little Inferno for $5, Sanctum 2 for $4.49, and much more. Check out all the deals here.

Green Man Gaming has a publisher sale on 2K games. You can get Civilization: Beyond Earth for $20, BioShock Infinite for $7.49, XCOM: Enemy Unknown Complete Edition for $12.49, Civilization V: The Complete Edition for $12.49, and more. Check out all the sale prices here.

The newest Humble Bundle features various Might & Magic games. You can pay anything to get games like Heroes of Might & Magic II: Gold Edition and Might & Magic IV: Complete Edition, while beating the average sale price (currently an unusually high $12.11) will also get you Dark Messiah of Might & Magic and other games. Paying $15 or more will also add in Might & Magic X: Legacy and four more games.

There’s also the latest Humble Weekly Bundle featuring multiplayer games that is nearly over. Paying any price will get you games like Primal Carnage and God Mode, while a $10 purchase will get you Homebrew: Vehicle Sandbox, Chariot, and more.

Green Man Gaming is currently offering discounts on orders for some of the year’s biggest releases. You can get Grand Theft Auto V for $46.79, Batman: Arkham Knight for $43.79, Magicka 2 for $11.24, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for $46.79, Project Cars for $37.49, Pillars of Eternity for $32.84, or Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward for $30. You can find all the discounts in Green Man Gaming’s VIP page, which you can access by signing up for a free account.

You can get 20 percent off at Green Man Gaming with the code: SAVE20-APRILM-AYDEAL

Ultima VIII: Gold Edition is free on Origin.

Other PC game deals:

Wii U

If you don’t mind a refurbished system, Nintendo’s online store has a Wii U bundle with Nintendo Land for $200, or Nintendo Land and Super Mario 3D World for $225.

3DS

Walmart is offering a New 3DS XL bundle with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and your choice of select Amiibo figurines for $230. Alternatively, the retailer has a New 3DS XL bundle with your choice of select games and a Pokemon figurine for $229-$237. Eligible games include Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Code Name: Steam, and quite a few more.

PS Vita

Amazon is selling the Wi-Fi PlayStation Vita for $170.

Hardware

Amazon prices are accurate as of publishing, but can fluctuate occasionally throughout the day.

GameSpot’s gaming deals posts always highlight the best deals we can find regardless of retailer. We also occasionally use retailer affiliate links, which means that purchasing goods through those links helps support all the great content (including the deals posts) you find for free here on the site.