Microsoft is giving away free games and $50 credits with the Xbox One S

The ongoing console wars are having a positive effect on gaming deals. Currently, the Microsoft Store offers two Xbox One S bundles with a free game and $50 credit from $299. Casual gamers who opt for the older Xbox One pay just $249 for a similar bundle.

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‘Pokémon Sun,’ ‘Moon’ data miners extract new characters, Alolan forms from demo

A demo version of Nintendo’s upcoming monster-battling role-playing games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, unintentionally revealed dozens of new creatures, forms, and evolutions ahead of the planned November launch of the two games.

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CBS to turn Candy Crush into a TV gameshow, because money

CBS network announces competition series based on the popular mobile phone game, once skewered by Stephen Colbert on his Late Show

Candy Crush, the addictive mobile phone game, is being adapted into a TV game show, the CBS network announced on Tuesday.

Matt Kunitz, who produced NBC’s long-running game show Fear Factor, is listed as creator of the Candy Crush competition series. The network did not announce the number of episodes ordered or a premiere date, though it did say the show would be broadcast on its TV network in the US and distributed internationally by Lionsgate.

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The Red Dead Redemption 2 wait is over – trailer coming this week

Rockstar has officially issued a statement about the 2017 sequel to its Western epic and promises ‘a brand new online multiplayer experience’

After two days of teasing messages on Twitter, Rockstar has officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel to the company’s 15m-selling western adventure will launch next autumn. A trailer will arrive on YouTube this Thursday.

In a brief press release sent out on Tuesday afternoon, Rockstar referred to the sequel as “an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland”. The publisher, best known for the Grand Theft Auto series also promised, “a brand new online multiplayer experience”. It’s probably some sort of persistent multiplayer world, similar to the hugely successful GTA Online is in development to accompany the single-player campaign.

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