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Red Dead Redemption’s Appearance on Xbox One Was a Mistake: Microsoft

Red Dead Redemption, the open-world western video game, had become available as a backwards compatible title for the Xbox One over the weekend despite no official announcement. It seems that was an error on Microsoft’s part, and the company clarified that in a statement on Monday. “Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience ... Read More »

Red Dead Redemption’s Appearance on Xbox One Was a Mistake: Microsoft

Red Dead Redemption, the open-world western video game, had become available as a backwards compatible title for the Xbox One over the weekend despite no official announcement. It seems that was an error on Microsoft’s part, and the company clarified that in a statement on Monday. “Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience ... Read More »

Humble Bundle Is Now a Publisher Too, With Humble Originals

The Humble Bundle has made a name for itself in the video game sector with its pay what you want approach combined with its charitable identity. It now wants to set up a new vertical called Humble Originals wherein it helps small gaming projects get off the ground. In an interview with video gaming blog Destructoid, Humble Bundle Co-Founder John ... Read More »

Firewatch’s Poor PS4 Frame Rate: Campo Santo Is Working on a Fix

Reviews for the heavily anticipated first-person exploration adventure game Firewatch are finally out and for most part they’ve been favourable. But there has been a bone of contention for most critics on the eve of its launch. The game’s technical performance, particularly on the PS4 isn’t everything it should be what with a choppy and inconsistent frame rate. It’s something ... Read More »

Game Over for One of the Biggest Piracy Groups in the World

China-based cracking group 3DM will stop working on circumvention methods for single-player PC games for a year. The reason for this it claims, is to see if legitimate sales are impacted. “We just had an internal meeting. Starting at the Chinese New Year, 3DM will not crack any single-player games,” the group’s leader who goes by the handle of Bird ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Has a Hidden Chess Game; Here’s How to Get Started

The Facebook Messenger app, which many of us use every day for chatting and voice calls, has a hidden chess game. The game can be played by any user in a personal chat window. It works on the Messenger app for Android and iOS, the Messenger Web client (www.messenger.com), and via messages on the Facebook Web interface. To play chess ... Read More »

Obama’s $4 Billion Computer Science for All Program to Include Gaming

US President Barack Obama unveiled a $4 billion (Rs. 27,182 crores) plan to revamp the country’s education system, called the Computer Science for All initiative. Through this, $4 billion would be given to states, and an additional $100 million to school districts, with the aim to create or improve computer science learning programs in the nation. And it will feature ... Read More »

Titanfall 2 to Feature Single-Player Campaign

Titanfall 2 doesn’t have a solid release date besides releasing before March 2017. Though this hasn’t stopped creator Respawn Entertainment from divulging what to expect in the sequel to 2013’s multiplayer hit. Namely a single-player campaign. Something that was teased awhile ago on a podcast. “So we are doing our best to deliver a vision of grand global colonial warfare ... Read More »

Instagram’s Multiple Account Support Brings Privacy Bug to Android

Instagram last week began the rollout of multiple account support, which it has been testing since November last year. The feature is now said to face a major bug, one that lets people access other user’s Instagram notifications. The bug is restricted to the Android app only for now. It is said that if two users are for instance accessing ... Read More »

Amazon Acquires Indian Payments Processor Emvantage

Amazon.com Inc said it has acquired Indian payments processor Emvantage Payments Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Emvantage’s employees will join Amazon’s India unit that will use the company’s technology on its e-commerce website, Amazon said in a statement. Amazon has been rapidly expanding into India’s fast growing e-commerce segment that is likely to grow to $220 billion (roughly Rs. ... Read More »