While leading the market in terms of console sales, Sony's Playstation 4 had notably has had a lack of firmware updates since its highly successful release. With users pushing for a collage of changes, it looks like next week will finally bring us some much needed updates that'll hopefully revitalise the PS4's largely dormant ecosystem.
Since it's inception last year, Microsoft's Games With Gold has continually failed to produce any real titles that Xbox gamers have particularly looked forward to. With launch titles like Halo 3 coming to the promotional campaign lately, gamers have slammed Microsoft for giving out games that are over 5 years old, whilst their Playstation counterparts have received some brilliant, recent, titles over the past few years.
Kickstarter has homed many of gaming's finest indie games to date; with successful studios going on to become some of gaming's most influential developers. While a vast library of games have came out of the project-promoting site, the FPS genre has remained largely untouched by the pool of developers who've usually chased other ideas.
Linkin Park, a band commonly known for pushing the boundaries in their respective genre, have released an all new music video "Guilty All The Same" which acts as the world's first interactive music video produced via Xbox's Project Spark.
Social media giant Facebook has announced its acquisition of Oculus VR for a lofty $2 Billion. Most popularly known for being the company behind the construction of Oculus Rift, a ground-breaking virtual reality headset, Oculus VR will now work under the Facebook banner, whilst retaining their Irvine, California headquarters.
The irrevocable excitement surrounding the next-gen consoles and the heavy hitters set to release for them has lead to many games slipping under the radar, none more so that Rebellion's Sniper Elite 3.
Yesterday, news broke that Square Enix Montreal looked to have scrapped their next-gen Hitman project in favor of greener pastures. The studio have today confirmed that it is true that they won't be developing the next Hitman title, but assured us that the game will still be coming in the near future.
This year is embroiled in a tangible sense of excitement that's eating away at gamers around the world; a collective who're patiently waiting for the full force of the next generation of gaming to come to fruition. After an underwhelming launch lineup for both the PS4 and Xbox One, 2014 promises a vast array of heavy hitters that are poised to dazzle the masses by showcasing the true prowess of the next-gen consoles.