Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Brings the Intense Co-op Scares
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 isn’t a direct sequel to the first game in the survival-horror spinoff series. In many ways, it’s actually a throwback to the series’ roots: You move slowly through tight, creepy areas while confronting zombie-like regular folk that want to eat your face. Ammo conservation is important, as is mastering the art of unlocking various doors. At any time during the game, a single button press switches between protagonists Claire Redfield and Moira Burton (daughter of series veteran Barry Burton, for those keeping score at home). You’ll need to do this frequently, as they have unique skill sets: Claire is a trigger-happy gunslinger, while Moira is equipped with the all-important flashlight, enabling her to find important hidden items like keys and ammo (she also carries a crowbar, allowing her to open certain doors).
Halo Collectibles Take Center Stage at Toy Fair 2015
The world of Halo is in full force at Toy Fair 2015 in New York City, with everything from models, to action figures, to some of the blasters we’ve seen. It’s a good year to be a Halo collector. Mattel and BOOMco have teamed up with Halo developer 343 Industries to bring fans authentic blasters from the Halo universe. James Monosmith, Marketing Manager for Halo Consumer Products at 343 Industries, says they will allow kids (and adults!) to enjoy Halo in an all new way. These aren't your average dart shooters – everything in the Halo BOOMco arsenal also sports unique features that mirror their video game counterparts. For example, the BOOMco Halo Covenant Needler features a rapid-firing clip and light-up chamber that replicates the glowing, zipping effect found in the video game when unloading a barrage of rounds at enemies. In addition to the Needler, Mattel announced the Covenant Carbine Blaster and UNSC Magnum. Office dart battles are about to get a lot more intense.
Expand Your Minecraft Universe with Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack for Xbox
Join the resistance against the Galactic Empire with the Star Wars Rebels™ Skin Pack for Minecraft on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Following last November’s release of the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack for Minecraft, Disney, Lucasfilm and Xbox have teamed up to deliver 23 new Minecraft skins featuring characters from Disney Channel’s Star Wars Rebels animated television series on Disney XD. Set five years before the events of Star Wars™: Episode IV: A New Hope™, Star Wars Rebels tells the story of the Rebellion’s beginnings while the Empire spreads tyranny throughout the galaxy.
It’s Cold! Bundle Up with Some Hot Deals with February Games with Gold
When it’s as cold as it has been in most of the world this winter, it’s downright dangerous to go outside. What you need is some fun, free ways to pass the time in the warm cockles of your own living room. And, like every month, Xbox Live Gold has your back. With February’s Games with Gold, Xbox One gamers get It Draws a Red Box (otherwise known as #IDARB) – an offbeat, crowdsourced multiplayer action game, and Xbox 360 gamers get treated to two awesome titles; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, an emotional, atmospheric puzzle platformer, and Sniper Elite V2, a pulse-pounding third-person shooter. As usual, all games are available for a limited time.
Xbox One Closes a Record-Breaking Holiday and Looks Ahead to 2015
The past year was a fantastic one for the video game industry – and Xbox One ended 2014 with an unprecedented holiday season, becoming the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December. In fact, weekly average sales during these months outpaced Xbox 360 by 50 percent at the same point in its lifecycle. We are extremely grateful to our legion of loyal Xbox fans for their support. And to kick off 2015, we’ve got a new offer for those looking forward to picking up an Xbox One for themselves.