Over the past few years, video game livestreaming has grown immensely from a niche hobby to a full-blown profession. With sites like Twitch bringing in millions upon millions of visitors, it's no surprise that companies like Sony and Microsoft are integrating their services into the console itself. However, this has raised many questions about the validity of linear, predictable games in a world where you can experience them from any device for free via streaming and "Let's Plays".

Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson has weighed in on the issue, and you can find what he has to say after the jump!

Microsoft announced yesterday that they were producing an adapter which allows the Kinect for Xbox One to work with Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems. The adapter will cost $49.99 and will connect through a USB 3.0 port. This will allow for identical performance between the Xbox One Kinect and the Kinect for Windows v2. Microsoft has stated that an adapter/Kinect for Xbox One combination will run for the same price as the Kinect for Windows v2. The adapter is will initially launch in over two dozen regions and is planned to reach 41 regions in the coming weeks. For a full list of available countries and prices, check here.

There's a big update full of new features headed to Xbox One soon, but one thing it surprisingly won't include is a screenshot feature. Xbox One can store, edit, upload, and even stream video footage, but there's still no screenshot option. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that this feature is still in the works, but it won't launch until next year. Spencer noted that many gamers are confused by the fact that the streaming was (apparently) easier to implement than screenshots, but he says a solution is on the way. Hit the jump for his statement.

By now most gamers are familiar with the story. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched nearly side-by-side ushering in the "next generation" of of graphics and gameplay possibilities, but it soon became apparent that it wasn't  quite an equal playing field. Many third-party games that appeared on both consoles performed notably better on PlayStation 4.

"Resolutiongate" saw quite a few prominent titles running at a higher resolution or frame rate on Sony's machine, and Xbox One was seen as the technically inferior console by many. Xbox head Phil Spencer was recently asked if he would have made Xbox One more powerful given the chance, and he had a lot to say. Check it out by clicking below!

Yesterday, we reported on the day-one 20 GB update Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have. While 343 opted to go with this download, the alternate option was to launch the game with two discs. Most of the comments are in favor of a two-disc release, but is that truly the better option? I don't believe it is. Head inside to let us know what you think!

Activision has raised the stakes for its upcoming flagship title Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The company has released a 4-minute trailer titled “A New Era of Multiplayer”. The trailer consists of gameplay footage showing off the new movement system, weapons and more, mixed together with commentary from various community members talking about their experience with Advanced Warfare.

Don’t forget to watch the trailer past the jump!

Assassin's Creed Rogue is a new installment of the franchise that will take place during the Seven Years' War. It follows the path of Patrick Cormac, an Assassin-turned-Templar, as he sets out to wreak havoc on his former brothers. Recently, some new footage has surfaced that showcases some information about the open world side missions. It goes over some very useful details and is worth the watch for those of you looking to buy the game.

Head inside to watch the video!

The Vault of Glass is without a doubt the toughest mode in Destiny to date — it requires six high level players to work together in near perfect synchronization in order to progress through a series of increasingly difficult challenges. And that's just the standard version we're talking about. Add in the "Hard Mode" modifier and players will be lucky to make it halfway through the Vault of Glass unless the majority of their fireteam is leveled up to 30. 

Yet, that didn't deter one player from soloing the Templar on hard mode. Make the jump to see YouTube user Venom Nommy take down one of Destiny's most arduous bosses completely alone. 

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, and it's a good week to be Nintendo! Like last week, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and New Nintendo 3DS continue to top the charts, and nothing else is even close. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate sold another 327,000 units, and New Nintendo 3DS sold just shy of 90,000 combined units (between the regular and LL models) in its second week, bringing its two week sales total to over 324,000. Elsewhere numbers were slightly down across the board, except for Vita which got a small boost from Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy debuting at number four. Click below for the full breakdown!

Sunset Overdrive is one of the most anticipated Xbox One titles since Destiny. Developed by Insomniac Games, best known for the Ratchet and Clank franchise, Sunset Overdrive is about an energy drink that turns consumers into monsters. Since the game comes out on October 28, Microsoft has released the official launch trailer. Featuring character customization, cool respawn animations, and insane weapons, Sunset Overdrive looks to be one heck of a good time. Head inside to see what the hype is about!