Brian Allen has been covering entertainment online and in print for over a decade. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas with his wife and three kids. Follow him on Twitter @GameDropping.

PlayStation Plus is five years old

It has been half a decade of free games and good times with PlayStation Plus memberships. PS Plus members have had access to  a whopping 350 games on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and the Vita since 2010. In June 2015 for example, we got Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Skulls of the Shogun: Bona Fide Edition, Super more »

July 2015’s Games with Gold for Xbox revealed

This is the second anniversary of the Games with Gold program, heavily inspired by Sony’s PlayStation Plus. To celebrate, Games with Gold will offer two free games on the Xbox One every month. Microsoft heard our gripes about Pool Nation and its lengthy stint as a Game with Gold. In July, the  will get Assassin’s Creed IV: more »

Apple pulls all Civil War games due to Confederate Flag concerns

The Confederate flag has jumped to the forefront of American debate after Dylann Roof killed nine people as he tried to advance a race war agenda. The flag debate has been going on for years, but these events have brought it to a tipping point. Several retailers have opted to stop selling merchandise bearing the flag, more »

Batman: Arkham Knight sales suspended on PC

When the Arkham Knight threatened to end the legend of the Batman, this is not what he meant. While the console version is garnering some of the best reviews of any game this year, the PC port has experienced serious issues. Many of the problems involve the Batmobile, which is one of this game’s major more »

Celebrate Forza’s 10th anniversary with an Xbox One bundle

The Forza franchise has been one of Microsoft’s go-to games for years, 10 of them to be exact. The Forza 6 Limited Edition Xbox One will commemorate that with a racing-inspired design, sports car styling and racing themed sound effects. It includes the now very necessary 1 TB hard drive, a wireless controller with rubberized diamond grips, and more »

Michael Jordan returns in NBA 2K16 with new special edition

Video games mean the greatest athletes of all time never really have to retire. Michael Jordan is coming back for one more run in NBA 2K16 with a special edition. Players that pre-order it will get the game on Sept. 25, four days before its regular launch. Goodies will include: Jordan NBA 2K16 Poster; Jordan Fathead® more »


Holy Steam Refunds, Batman: Arkham Knight is broken on PC

The PC port for one of 2015’s biggest titles is a buggy mess that has Steam’s new refund policy working in overdrive. Among the problems are the Batmobile causing the frame rate to drop, constant stuttering and worst of all, the game getting deleted when attempting to verify the game cache. Any one of those more »

E3 2015: Activision and Sony announce timed exclusive for Call of Duty

It’s good to be the console with the highest install base, as new Call of Duty Black Ops III content and maps will appear first on the PlayStation 4. Sony made the announcement at its E3 2015 press conference, where it got overshadowed by feel good reveals for The Last Guardian and a remaster of Final Fantasy VII. more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of June 17, 2015

There’s not a whole lot in the way of releases this week, it’s like everybody in the game industry was busy doing something like E3 2015. Quantum Rush: Champions is a futuristic-racing game on Xbox One that allows you to speed it up on earth and in space. Your ships have mounted cannons and can pickup more »

E3 2015: Using the newest technology to bring you the oldest franchises

At the halfway point of 2015, millions of gamers’ only reason to buy a current generation console will be a remake of Final Fantasy VII. That says more about the state of current games than it does about the popularity of Final Fantasy. Shenmue 3 was the biggest surprise from Sony’s greatest hits collection of a press more »


E3 2015: NBA Live 16 continues its rebuilding process

Basketball buffs are aware that NBA Live 16 has fallen on hard times, but things are slowly getting better. In the past couple of years, it’s gone from something EA hopes you don’t ask about at E3 to something that is playable on the show floor. EA’s Kevin Bailey walked me through some of the game’s new more »

E3 2015: Daedalic’s Johannes Kiel demos four games in 15 minutes

For the journalist working E3 2015, the question that defines our life for four days is “How long until your next appointment?” When Daedalic Entertainment producer Johannes Kiel asked me this, the answer was, “About 15 minutes.” Kiel, henceforth to be known as the “hardest working man at E3,” was up to the challenge and more »