News this week: Xbox One and PS4 sales, BF4 problems, NSA spying in Warcraft, and SteamOS updates

We run-down the week's biggest news stories so you can catch up on everything you might've missed.

It's been a busy week in games, and to help you keep up, we collected all of our biggest stories right here. You can browse the headlines for a quick refresher, or click through for the full story. First up:

Game Updates

The unfolding drama of Fallout 4 and Bethesda

Console News

Here are the sales numbers in brief, set to spin cycle:

Also:

Steam Machine-related

Regulations and government news (more exciting than it sounds)

Anything we left out? Let us know in the comments below!

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Discussion

41 comments
Mayleene
Mayleene

That's a fine developer there (DICE) that releases a game with bugs and glitches and DICE can't even figure out the bugs and glitches for themselves!  What's next? 

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

to anyone who tries to say that 2.1 million more sales is not much more. that is actually 100 thousand more sales. still think it is not much more now?


now add on to the fact that ps4 is sold out everywhere and the demand for it is insane. when they release their next batch of ps4's numbers are only gonna sky rocket. I predict by may ps4 will have easily broken 4 million sales, possibly even more.

Adam Hefferon
Adam Hefferon

NSA Agents caught playing WOW on the job by superiors...."we're..um..we're spying.....yes.....spying"

sugrim
sugrim

Not much in the gaming world, probably until the middle of 2014.

torreth1
torreth1

Why do people keep acting as though its a companies choice to obey the NSA surveillance command? Its a obligation for any company that wants to continue doing business in the States to obey the "COMMAND". Its like you personally deciding that its no longer a requirement to have a drivers license or insurance to drive on the road in the US. Microsoft itself as a company would be dissolved or at least its State side center of operations and its companies products and services would be unable to continue here.   

Martyr77
Martyr77

I love how in the title they mention the NSA monitoring Warcraft but conveniently leave off it is also Xbox too.

Nick White
Nick White

Battlefield 4 premium still won't let me play on maps. You updated yesterday! Why aren't problems being fixed!

RicanV
RicanV moderator

Great wrap up. Sales figures are still skewed though.


@Simsyas We made beautiful music together (literally) and it was obliterated.

nayce54
nayce54

Add Me on PSN - "NateIsGod4," if you have any two of the following games, Knack, Need For Speed:Rivals, Killzone: ShadowFall, Assassin's Creed IV, Battlefield 4, & Call of Duty: Ghosts.

billlabowski
billlabowski

Cool. Can't wait for some GTA V DLC. Dollars to donuts that's when they release the PC version as well. So I'll be picking that up on Steam along with the DLC for it.

Wayne G Ezard
Wayne G Ezard

Still having problems. Getting error message and my campaign save keeps disappear ing

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

A great week for gaming.

Or not?

Dave Hang
Dave Hang

well...pretty much everything is spying on us...not just the Kinect

swimbearuk
swimbearuk

BF4 matchmaking sucks on xbox one. I've tried to enter a game and failed so many times that I've just given up and played FIFA instead.

jcouch2020
jcouch2020

Here's a sales figure I'd like to see.... How many copies of bf4 were traded in at gamestop

Kerry Brown
Kerry Brown

Single player is broken too. Gave up playing it

mori70
mori70

What happened to the comments?!

Zack Temple
Zack Temple

O and twin towers was staged by our govt

Zack Temple
Zack Temple

Govt spys on us with satellites and aliens take people to space and prob them all the time

Jimmy Moisan-Isabelle
Jimmy Moisan-Isabelle

can you stop with the NSA spying on you new like everything with an internet connection = some1 spying on you sigh

Brian Smith
Brian Smith

See what happens when you rush games to try and one up your competition?

Saad Riaz
Saad Riaz

bf4 only needed my money and they got that :(

atlanticmoon
atlanticmoon

@torreth1  Twitter has been fighting the gov for years (only complying with 66% of gov orders compared to googles 88%). When you look at the list of companies on the PRISM list, Twitter is missing. Companies like Facebook, Yahoo and Google could have been absent from this list as well if they chose to fight. It's a shame that these larger companies wouldn't stand up for their customers. 

timthegem
timthegem

*sigh* emo kid ermagawdnessness

leonitrus
leonitrus

Ah... no. Even with it's current glitches it's still by far the best shooter out right now.