Even after the decades that have passed, hearing someone scream “It’s morphing time” still feels special. The Power Rangers series that aired in the 1990s receives a lot of credit for being a cultural icon. It was, but describing it as that leaves so much nuance out. To a generation of kids that didn’t have much else to watch and didn’t have parents to let them in after school, the Power Rangers were a morality play. Here were five teenagers from a nowhere town that looked like you and talked like you. They got good grades and battled monsters. Here was this world that was fair, just and understanding
If there's one thing that's bothered me about Xbox Live since I first plugged in an Xbox 360 and hit start on Star Trek Legacy, it's the service's unwillingness to put user generated content up for everyone to see. Gamerpics have been the poster child for this problem. Someone inside the company seems to share my disdain for them. Xbox One owners are getting the chance to replace them with their own photos, mercifully.
Bioware finally takes the blanket of secrecy fully off Mass Effect Andromeda this week. It’s impossible to overstate how popular the Mass Effect franchise is. I have friends with weapons from the game tattooed on their forearm (Hello Stein.) Members of my family have insisted on sending me home from a party early so that I could play the first three games in the series. Yes, I’m that guy amongst a sea of gaming fans who has managed to skip every game in the series until now. Don’t look at me that way. I didn’t have an Xbox 360 when the first Mass Effect arrived. By the time the last one was available I was living on my own. Rent payments and Ramen came first.
Are you a Battlefield 1 player? Have you been patiently waiting with your premium subscription in hand to get more content for the old world shooter from Electronic Arts and DICE? The Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC arrives on Xbox One and more tomorrow.
Published by Glixel, the long form piece goes into detail about what's hurting the Halo franchise. In particular, it focuses on how Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians made some huge mistakes that also doomed Bungie's Halo 2.
Constant vigilance, that’s what it takes to keep up on all the latest things coming to Xbox, Netflix and the myriad of services that you have in your home. Each month with Ask The en, I take your questions on gaming and media the media that you enjoy when you need a break from gaming. Xbox Game Pass is on tap for this month. So is a look at films I consider to be classics.
Speaking from personal experience, now is an awkward time to be an African American. In my lifetime, race shed its 1,000-pound gorilla suit. It’s a slow stalking predator these days, an always-present, but seldom talked about reality. For reasons related to white houses and riots, it’s back at the forefront and ripe for exploration in culture. Take Get Out for instance.
The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program's days as the most direct answer to Sony's PlayStation Now subscription service are numbered. Xbox Game Pass is coming to provide backup, and the new service unapologetically goes after folks that are fans of subscription services like Netflix. There's even of dash of worry for video game seller GameStop.
I won't pretend as if a new game in the Middle-Earth franchise was on my radar. You can bet it is now though. Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced Middle-Earth: Shadow of War for Windows, Xbox One, Project Scorpio and PlayStation 4 this morning. The publisher also confirmed that Middle Earth: Shadow of War will be the highest-profile Xbox Play Anywhere game release to date.
The official launch trailer for The Division Last Stand Expansion, coming to Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 on February 27th.