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The biggest announcements of Microsoft’s XO18 event

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Microsoft shares details about upcoming Xbox One games, services, and new acquisitions.

X018. Microsoft's latest fan celebration is in Mexico City. Screen shot from livestream.

'NBA 2K19' review roundup: The gold standard but pay-to-win system mars game

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:17 PM

'NBA 2K19' continues to excel but microtransactions also continue to rule the day in online career modes

Screenshot from NBA 2K19 video


Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference highlights

Jun 12, 2018 - 4:40 AM

Check out the highlights of this year's Ubisoft E3 Press Conference

Square Enix's E3 2018 showcase is short and sweet

Jun 12, 2018 - 1:49 AM

Here's a roundup of the major things from the Square Enix E3 2018 Showcase

The big announcements from Microsoft's Xbox E3 2018 press conference

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Here’s a quick roundup of key announcements and some additional trailers shown off by Microsoft at its Xbox E3 conference on Monday, June 10 (June 11, Manila time)

XBOX @ E3 2018. Microsoft lets us jump in for an amazing ride. Screenshot from livestream.

'Forza Horizon 4' is coming on October 2

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:03 AM

'Forza Horizon 4' will be set in Britain, and will come with open world features and dynamic seasons

FORZA HORIZON 4. Screen shot from livestream.

'Kingdom Hearts 3' and 'Nier Automata' coming to Xbox One

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:41 AM

(UPDATED) 'Kingdom Hearts 3' will arrive on Xbox One on January 29, 2019, while 'Nier Automata: Become as Gods Edition' arrives on June 26, 2018

KINGDOM HEARTS 3 ON XBOX. Microsoft confirms both Kingdom Hearts 3 and Nier Automata as Xbox One-bound. Screenshot from livestream.

20 games we’re excited to see at E3 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:59 PM

E3 is here and we’re listing the 20 titles we’re most excited to see at the premiere gaming event of the year

5 video games to watch out for this summer

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Looking to beat the summer heat with some cool new games to play? Here's a quick list of our video gaming picks for the summer months!

'Monster Hunter: World' review: Something to sink your teeth into

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The newest entry in the popular monster-slaying series is not like the games of the series' past. Learn more in our review

[E3 2017] LOOK: The Microsoft Xbox One X, taken apart at E3

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Microsoft took apart their new console and displayed its components at the games show

SCORPIO UNPACKED. Microsoft showed what's inside their new console, the Xbox One X, at E3 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

'Monster Hunter World' heads to PS4, Xbox One, PC in 2018

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The game will feature a seamless open world and allow solo players to request help from gamers around the world via online drop in functionality

MONSTER HUNTER WORLD. The game is an open-world adventure for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Screen shot from livestream.

'Destiny 2' for PC coming October 24

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:46 AM

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Destiny 2 meanwhile are coming out on September 6

DESTINY 2'S GHAUL! The villain behind Destiny 2, Ghaul is shown for the first time in this E3 trailer. Screen shot from trailer.

[E3 2017] LOOK: Microsoft's new Xbox One X on display at E3

Jun 12, 2017 - 7:34 AM

The Xbox One X will be launched worldwide November 7 and is priced at 499

[E3 2017] Microsoft's E3 briefing brings the Xbox One X and a ton of games

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:47 AM

Catch Microsoft s E3 press conference and read Rappler s running updates on the event

XBOX AT E3. New games and a more powerful console await. Screen shot from Youtube livestream.

Behind the PH studio that helped make Microsoft's 'Gears Of War 4'

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Synergy 88 is the Philippines first Microsoft certified development studio We talk to one of its founders Jackie Chua about their achievement and what she thinks the industry needs to reel in more such projects

'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' review: A repetitive game that requires creativity

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Does Ghost Recon: Wildlands feed our reviewer s desire for a tactical shooter? Find out in this review of Ubisoft s latest title

IMPRESSIONS: 'For Honor' awakens your inner savage

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Our time with the sword swinging spectacle For Honor tells us we ve just found Ubisoft’s next big hit

Review roundup: 'Resident Evil 7' is a return to form

Jan 24, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Blending old school elements with incredibly detailed visuals the latest in the long running horror series offers a heart attack of an experience

Windows 10's 'Game Mode' fine-tunes for high-performance gaming

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The upcoming update is a boon for PC gamers

NEW TRICKS. Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Creators Update at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

The Year In Tech: Games to forget 2016 by

Dec 04, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Video games allow us to forget some of the badness of the year and we ve rounded up some of our favorite games of 2016 to forget the year with

LOOK: Filipino gamers line up for 'Final Fantasy XV'

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:20 PM

The latest in the long running RPG series draws crowds at gaming stores in the Philippines

Photo by Neil Deona

What went down at GameStart 2016

Oct 11, 2016 - 2:38 PM

Check out the highlights of this year s GameStart

Southeast Asia Major 2016 featured tournaments for Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelation, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom, and Tekken 7. Photo by Mark Teo / Afterdark Facility / GameStart

WATCH: Rapper Wiz Khalifa and host Conan O' Brien blaze through Gears of War 4

Oct 08, 2016 - 11:04 AM

The popular talk show segment Clueless Gamer features the upcoming third person shooter for the Xbox One and Windows

RETURN TO SERA. The franchise that popularized the duck-and-shoot mechanic returns on Microsoft's current-gen console. Screengrab from YouTube/Team Coco

For Honor showcases epic sword battles + 9 other big Gamescom 2016 news

Aug 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ubisoft title has unsheathed its nasty predilection for melee battles Along with Metal Gear Survive Resident Evil 7 and the proposed Mass Effect remake the game was a star in the recently concluded gaming expo

FOR HONOR. The MOBA-like game from Ubisoft features visually striking battles among medieval factions brandishing really sharp objects. Photo from Ubisoft.

INSIDE review: A disturbing yet compelling platformer

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Inside is a terrifying suspenseful and compelling game that will suck you in its world in its first few minutes

Xbox Play Anywhere to arrive September 13

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Windows 10 and Xbox One machines need to have specific updates installed before they can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere when it launches

XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE. The new Xbox One S is presented at the Xbox press conference prior to the start of the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 13, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Rappler picks: Our 5 favorite E3 trailers and videos

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Rappler chooses its top picks among all the E3 trailers and videos released to date

Tekken 7 heads to consoles, PC in 2017 with Akuma in tow

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Two years after its initial arcade release Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7 will arrive on consoles and PC early in 2017

South Park: The Fractured but Whole trades fantasy for superheroics

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:52 AM

Following the events of South Park: The Stick of Truth the South Park gang trade their wizard robes for superhero costumes in a bid to make a superhero franchise

FRACTURED BUT WHOLE. A superheroic battle of not-so-epic proportions is on its way. Screen shot from YouTube.

Ubisoft debuts The Division's first 2 expansions

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:17 AM

The two game expansions Underground and Survival appear to provide gamers with new playgrounds in which to enjoy Tom Clancy s The Division

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS. Screen shot from Youtube.

Microsoft's Project Scorpio slated for Holiday 2017

Jun 14, 2016 - 2:11 AM

UPDATED Microsoft is touting Project Scorpio as the most powerful gaming console ever when it releases and is meant to serve 4K resolution and high fidelity graphics for VR functionality

PROJECT SCORPIO. Screen shot from livestream.

Microsoft at E3: The Xbox One S and Project Scorpio are real!

Jun 14, 2016 - 1:14 AM

The press conference continues from the Xbox One S reveal with a Gears of War 4 demo and moves on to a slew of other game announcements

MICROSOFT AT E3. Screen shot from Twitch livestream

Microsoft officially reveals the Xbox One S

Jun 13, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Xbox One S is a smaller souped up version of the Xbox One

XBOX ONE S. The smaller, souped-up version of the Xbox One is coming in August. Screen shot from Twitch Livestream.

Bethesda's E3 press conference aims to impress

Jun 13, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Ahead of E3 Bethesda shows us what s coming next for game fans everywhere

QUAKE CHAMPIONS. Screen shot from Twitch livestream.

LOOK: The vast world of Final Fantasy XV

Mar 31, 2016 - 1:25 PM

The latest installment in the popular Final Fantasy series will feature a massive open world

Final Fantasy XV release date: September 30

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:45 AM

An upcoming demo called Platinum Demo Final Fantasy XV will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

RELEASE DATE. Final Fantasy confirms its release date. Screen shot from YouTube.

Microsoft to support cross-network play against PC, PS4

Mar 15, 2016 - 5:48 PM

The move may eventually let Xbox One players of a given game regularly play against PC and PS4 players of the same game

CROSS-PLATFORM AND CROSS-NETWORK PLAY. Microsoft may have just changed the game in the world of online console gaming. Screen shot from Xbox.com

Fallout 4 review: Through the Boston Commonwealth

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Nadine Pacis takes a run through the PlayStation 4 version of the Boston Commonwealth with this Fallout 4 review

FALLOUT 4. Logo from YouTube trailer video

Just Cause 3: More chaos, more freedom, more fun

Nov 21, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Just Cause 3 looks and feels more exciting and over the top than its predecessor

JUST CAUSE 3. Photo by Nadine Pacis.

What to expect for Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Nov 21, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4’s storyline is based on the epic finale of the original Naruto manga portraying the battles that happened during the last arc as well as the flashbacks that accompanied it

NINJA STORM. Photo by Nadine Pacis.

Microsoft touts cross-platform, new games at Gamescom

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:53 PM

The biggest new trend of Microsoft at Gamescom is the number of exclusive cross platform games between Xbox and Windows 10

XBOX AT GAMESCOM. Screen shot from YouTube.

Crowdfunding asteroid blasters, Youtube Gaming, anti-drunk driving cars | SciTech4u

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:14 AM

And a review on LG s new flagship smartphone the G4

Oculus Rift to launch consumer version in 2016

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:08 AM

Would you buy one?

Rounding up the hits at Microsoft's E3 press briefing

Jun 16, 2015 - 5:27 AM

Phil Spencer: “There truly has never been a better time to be an Xbox gamer If you ve been waiting to move from your Xbox 360 now is the time ”

XBOX ONE AT E3. Photo from Microsoft's Xbox website

Xbox 360 games will soon play on the Xbox One

Jun 16, 2015 - 2:54 AM

The feature coming this holiday season lets players play specific Xbox 360 games they ve previously owned on their new console

BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY, Screen shot from Microsoft keynote.

Oculus, Microsoft team up for final version of Rift headset

Jun 13, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe promises the consumer version of the headset is lightweight and comfortable to wear for long hours of gaming

OCULUS RIFT. Image from Oculus website.

Bethesda Softworks reveals Fallout 4 with new trailer

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:41 PM

Bethesda says more information will be available at their Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 showcase on June 14

FALLOUT 4. Image from Fallout4.com

Great video games for summer

Apr 05, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Here are some console video games you may want to check out

Germanwings cockpit lock, solar energy, young innovators | SciTech4u

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Technology – a double edged sword in the Germanwings crash solar energy in PH homes and groundbreaking prototypes from the De La Salle University s Innovations and Technology Fair