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Minecraft grows a sweet tooth, turns into Candy Lan-uhh, Candycraft

If you don’t celebrate Easter, you can still treat today like Candy Overload day! Once you start crashing from your sugar high, you can remain relatively immobile on the couch while crafting sweet desserts out of Minecraft’s Candy Texture Pack, now available on XBLA for $1. [Image: Mojang] Minecraft (Read more…) Read More…

Check out Magic 2015′s list of card-contributing game developers

Magic the Gathering is arguably the most iconic trading card game out there, and when a game is played for more than two decades, its legacy is bound to pick up some notable fans. The upcoming Magic 2015′s Core Set, due for release in July 18, reflects that truth, (Read more…) Read More…

Watch Dogs: the true story behind the delay

We had hoped to play Watch Dogs on day one of the Xbox One’s launch, but only a month before its release, Ubisoft dropped the bombshell the game was being pushed back. Now, with only a few weeks before it finally lands, Ubisoft Montreal spoke exclusively to X-ONE about what (Read more…) Read More…

Bound by Flame screenshots show various hero appearances

Bound by Flame has a new set of screenshots available showing off created hero appearances in the game. Spiders Studios’ RPG allows users to create and play around with their creation before launching pursuing the Ice Lords. All choices in Bound by Flame will impact your adventure and also your (Read more…) Read More…

Happy Wars is hosting a Castle Crashers collaborative event

Happy Wars will be the recipient of a Castle Crashers collaborative event, where players participating in Bounty Hunters mode can don equipment styled after the Blue Knight and the Barbarian. Also, if you have at least one unlocked Achievement from Castle Crashers, you will get one Barbarian item right away. (Read more…) Read More…

GameStop Easter Weekend sale offers ‘Buy 2, Get 1 Free’ on used games under $20

GameStop is celebrating spring with an Easter Weekend event, offering a “buy 2 get 1″ on a select stock of used games. The promotion begins today at all GameStop retail locations across the United States and online. The deal comes with certain stipulations, however: only games priced under $20 are (Read more…) Read More…

Destiny “pretty close to shipping,” O’Donnell’s departure won’t impact development

Bungie has said Destiny development is on track as planned despite the departure of series composer Marty O’Donnell. Speaking to Eurogamer at Bungie’s Bellevue, Washington headquarters, COO Pete Parsons said Destiny was “close to shipping”, and O’Donnell’s music is still featured in the game. “I think the Bungie fanbase is (Read more…) Read More…

Call of Duty: Ghosts Drill Instructor Voice Pack releases next week, stars R. Lee Ermey

Call of Duty: Ghost is getting a Drill Instructor Voice Pack starring R. Lee Ermey, you maggots. From now on you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be “sir”, understand? Bullshit, I can’t hear you. Sound off like (Read more…) Read More…

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition players can now grab the delicious Candy Texture Pack

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition players can now download the Candy Texture Pack. Just in time for Easter, what with it’s Cadbury Eggs, chocolate bunny rabbits, and all sorts of treats which ruin your waistline. The new texture pack comes complete with Ice-cream trees, ginger-bread Golems, soda seas, and chocolate cake (Read more…) Read More…

NPD March: PS4 tops US retail chart for third month, Titanfall leads software

PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One for the third month in a row in the US during March 2014, according to The NPD Group. Titanfall on Xbox One was the number one seller on the software chart with inFamous: Second Son landing in second place. NPD March 2014 Total industry spend (Read more…) Read More…

Trials Fusion review

It’s approaching three in the morning. Controllers are hitting the floor in frustration, retries are in the hundreds and eyelids are sitting heavy. Trials has a way of breaking a person like nothing before it. This is the sort of circumstance we’d consider calling it a night for, frustrated gamers (Read more…) Read More…

How to set up a DMZ for your Xbox One router

A Demilitarised Zone, or DMZ by it’s more familiar term, is a security protocol that puts a particular device – in this case your Xbox One – outside of the boundaries of the router, in essence unblocking every port rather than just game-specific ones. While using this on your PC (Read more…) Read More…

Kalypso unveils Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition, pre-orders now available

As if ruling your own banana republic with an iron fist wasn’t tempting enough, publisher Kalypso has announced a swag-packed special edition of its upcoming island nation simulator Tropico 5. Alongside the core game, Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition includes an additional map for Sandbox mode, an “authentic” Tropico passport, (Read more…) Read More…

March NPD: PS4 leads hardware sales, Titanfall rules software

The PS4 sold more than the Xbox One or any other console in March – making it the hardware leader for the third consecutive month – market research group NPD reports. The Xbox One and PS4 pushed US hardware sales in March up 78 percent from 2013, from $222 million (Read more…) Read More…

PSA: Terraria upgraded to version 1.2 on Xbox 360, PS3, Vita

As expected, the console versions of Re-Logic’s 2D sandbox platformer Terraria have been updated to version 1.2 today. The update brings a large list of bug fixes as well as improved gameplay mechanics and graphical changes to the PS3, Xbox 360 and Vita versions, such as a brighter sun (Read more…) Read More…

Wolfenstein: The New Order Steam pre-orders net TF2 items, DOOM beta access

Wolfenstein: The New Order is available for pre-purchase on Steam, and when you drop the cash early, you will earn two exclusive Wolfenstein Team Fortress 2 items along with access to the upcoming DOOM beta. The TF2 items are: the Die Regime-Panzerung and the Der Maschinensoldaten-Helm. The DOOM beta, (Read more…) Read More…

Martin O’Donnell’s music remains in Destiny after Bungie departure

After the surprise announcement that longtime Bungie composer Martin O’Donnell had been terminated, Joystiq confirmed with the studio’s COO Pete Parsons that O’Donnell’s music remains in Destiny. We were on hand at Bungie for a preview event, where Parsons told us, “Even the music you heard yesterday was from (Read more…) Read More…

GTA Online has 10 new Rockstar Verified Jobs

Grand Theft Auto Online has 10 new Rockstar Verified Jobs, one of which is the first Verified Air Race. Rockstar said the next batch will be announced soon and will include the first Verified Capture Jobs selected from its Capture Weekend submissions. Until then, here’s a list of new Jobs (Read more…) Read More…

Disney Infinity 2.0 arrives this August with Marvel heroes

Disney Infinity 2.0 is slated to launch this August, according to a since-removed snippet from Disney’s official fan club site, D23. While the D23 blog entry in question is still available to view, a cached version of it notes that the Disney Infinity follow-up “is coming in August 2014, (Read more…) Read More…

The Amazing Spider-man 2 delayed on Xbox One

The Amazing Spider-man 2 game has been indefinitely delayed on Xbox One it seems, or perhaps even cancelled. The official site has removed all reference to the Xbox One version, though it is still offering pre-orders for the Xbox 360 versions. Artwork depicting the Xbox One box cover has also (Read more…) Read More…