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Halo 2 documentary

I didn't make it all the way through the Halo 2 documentary


'Remaking the Legend - Halo 2: Anniversary'
Nov 04
343 and Run Studios' hour-long Halo 2: Anniversary documentary is now up on YouTube. I enjoyed the first 20 minutes, a nostalgic look at the original game and its sequel with fun behind-the-scenes tidbits sprinkled throughou... read
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Halo 2

Halo 2 Anniversary's new cutscenes look so damn good


Well done, Blur
Oct 29
Blur Studio has been killing it lately. You might not know the company by name, but as someone who plays modern videogames you'll surely recognize the company's visual effects. When Halo 2 Anniversary debuts in The Master Ch... read
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Halo 2 Anniversary

I'm down for this Halo 2 Anniversary making-of documentary


'Remaking the Legend'
Oct 20
You may have heard that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will require a 20GB day-one update, but did you also know that there's a documentary for Halo 2 Anniversary, one of the games in this compilation, on the way? (I hope... read
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Killer Instinct S2

Killer Instinct Season 2 starts tomorrow with TJ Combo and Maya


I genuinely like the trailer music in this specific setting
Oct 14
Iron Galaxy took over continued development of Killer Instinct for Microsoft following Amazon's acquisition of Double Helix earlier this year. We'll get to see what the studio has come up with starting tomorrow when the firs... read
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Halo Achievements

It's going to take so long to unlock every Achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection


There's, uh, more than 400 of them
Oct 10
After looking over IGN's full list of Achievements in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, yeah, I won't be earning all 4,000 (!) Gamerscore points. Hell, I knew that after reading the literal first Achievement description: "Co... read
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Good racing, mate
The original Forza Horizon impressed us back in 2012 with its ability to incorporate what we already loved about Forza Motorsport into an absolutely massive open-world sandbox racing game, while not completely ditching its si... read feature

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Wort wort wort!
I recently got to check out Halo: The Master Chief Collection at an Xbox event, which gave me a big ol' happy, because I love me some sweet, sweet Covie-killing action. In 343 Industries' presentation, they spent half of the... read feature

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PRETTY

Ori and the Blind Forest looks crazy good


Screenshots out of Tokyo Game Show
Sep 18
I keep forgetting that Moon Studios' platform adventure game Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to PC as well as Xbox One, despite being published by Microsoft Studios. Big thing to forget! My takeaway from Brett's preview o... read
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Age of Empires

Age of Empires: Castle Siege just sounds like a mobile game


Not like I was expecting any different
Aug 25
The next entry in the long-running Age of Empire series is Castle Siege, a touch-based game built for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 by Smoking Gun Interactive. Players will gather resources and build up civilizations such as... read
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There's a really solid platformer in there too
One glance at Moon Studios' Ori and the Blind Forest is enough to be immediately enamored by the game's visuals. Actually, it's almost an inevitability. Every piece of media that Microsoft releases for Ori draws att... read feature

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Forza Horizon 2

The new Forza Horizon 2 cars are mostly vehicles you'll never drive in real life


I bet you could swing a 1977 Ford Escort, though
Aug 05
The new batch of cars revealed for Forza Horizon 2 brings about a bit of a staunch reminder that open-world racing games aren't all that realistic. Let's face it -- there's a slim chance you'll ever be behind the wheel o... read
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Zanzibar gets reimagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection


Blur does great stuff
Jul 25
Halo's presence at San Diego Comic-Con continued today with some new details on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The team at 343 and Certain Affinity showed off for the first time the re-mastered Zanzibar map from Halo 2. ... read
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Halo

Here's our debut look at Halo: Nightfall


Digital series streaming this November on Xbox Live
Jul 24
Ridley Scott is executive producing Halo: Nightfall, a live-action digital series that will bridge the gap between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. The latter game prominently features a new character, "legendary manhunter" Jam... read
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Killer Instinct

Maya will rejoin Killer Instinct for season two


Sporting a new look, thankfully
Jul 11
Iron Galaxy is picking up Killer Instinct where Double Helix left off with a second season of content and as announced today at EVO 2014, one of the upcoming characters will be Maya. She's returning to the series with her tru... read
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Project Spark officially launches this October


A game where you make games
Jul 08
Project Spark is the game where you can make your very own videogame. Any kind of videogame. Whatever game you want! It's been in beta for a long time now, but it's officially launching this October on the Xbox One and Window... read
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They probably shouldn't tinker with the multiplayer
During 343 Industries' stint at RTX 2014, they announced some multiplayer game modes which will appear in Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, coming by way of the Halo: Master Chief Collection to the Xbox One this Fall. They also announced a modified version of Halo 2's Mongoose vehicle, called the Gungoose. read feature

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Forza

Forza Motorsport 5's Hot Wheels Car Pack is silly


They're not, like, miniature die-cast cars or anything
Jul 01
Hot Wheels? I'll admit it -- I got slightly excited. Those plastic orange tracks were my jam as a kid. But Forza Motorsport 5's Hot Wheels Car Pack, the last of the monthly car packs for the game, is really just more real-wor... read
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Rare

Rare is 'working on a couple things' right now


They can't all by Kinect Sports titles, so that's something
Jun 19
I shouldn't do this to myself, but I can't help it. I can't not wonder what Rare is up to, even if the talent that made the studio so beloved in its prime has largely moved on. Microsoft's Phil Spencer told Eurogamer that Rar... read
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And then he said, that's not my podiatrist, that's my mother!
You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click.  Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full o... read feature

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Forza Horizon

Video: Bust up some guy's vineyard in Forza Horizon 2


E3 2014 impressions from Mike Cosimano
Jun 13
In Forza Horizon 2, you're headed to Southern Europe. We sent one of our video guys, the energetic Mike Cosimano, to check it out at E3. He really, really dug the last Horizon and it sounds like the sequel is more of the same on a grander scale, for better or worse. That includes Drivatars. They're back, with a vengeance. read
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And it plays beautifully too
Before I was able to play Ori and the Blind Forest, Microsoft Studios producer Daniel Smith rattled off a list of influences for the game, which sets lofty, perhaps unreasonable, expectations. He cited the works of Hayao Miya... read feature

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Forza

Forza Motorsport 5's game of the year edition is lacking


You're better off buying the game on sale
Jun 06
Turn 10 Studios announced a Racing Game of the Year Edition for Forza Motorsport 5 by way of IGN, scheduled to arrive on July 22, 2014 for Xbox One for $60/£50/€70. Given how much DLC there is for the game, you'd b... read
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Fable

Lionhead is bringing Fable Anniversary to PC


Fans apparently demanded it
Jun 02
Here's a video teasing a PC release of Fable Anniversary you can watch, though I wouldn't -- it's just a bunch of messages, presumably written by Lionhead Studios, asking for this revamped game to come to Steam. The featured... read
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Steam

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition pops up on Steam


Better visuals, Steamworks support, and Twitch streaming
May 30
38 Studios sold a bunch of assets at auction back in November, including the rights to Big Huge Games' real-time strategy title Rise of Nations. It's back! An extended edition, including the Thrones and Patriots expansion, ha... read
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Forza

Turn 10 is adding 20 more cars to the Forza Motorsport 5 season pass


Good for them
May 23
The Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass will give owners more than initially promised, which is the kind of sentence I rarely if ever get the opportunity to write. Let's cherish this moment. Specifically, Turn 10 Studios has plans fo... read
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Xbox One

Powerstar Golf is now 'free' with paid DLC


Something else to try on Xbox One
May 22
Microsoft Studios and developer Zoë Mode have altered the pricing of Powerstar Golf such that there's now a free demo-like base version of the game and content has been relegated to DLC packs. Your progress made here wil... read
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Platformers

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood makes it to PC and Xbox 360


A Microsoft Studios title on Steam!
May 21
Press Play's puzzle-platformer Max: The Curse of Brotherhood has only now released on Xbox 360 and Steam. My interest in the game has certainly dwindled since its Xbox One debut back in December, but there's a reason it'... read
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Rare

Rare 'evaluating' what to work on next


We all know what we'd like them to do
May 16
You know, it's gotten to the point where I'd take just about anything from Rare over another game made exclusively for Kinect. It doesn't even have to be a new Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata, or Perfect Dark -- just something tha... read
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Gears of War

Gears of War studio Black Tusk hosting Q&A stream tomorrow


5:00pm Pacific on Twitch
May 14
Microsoft is continuing the Gears of War franchise with Black Tusk Studios. I wasn't expecting to hear much about the new installment next month at E3 -- perhaps, at best, a teaser trailer -- but it's possible the company wil... read
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Microsoft

Microsoft's hiring for new game in 'established strategy franchise'


Age of Empires?
May 07
Microsoft plans to begin working on a new strategy title. Not that it made a public announcement or anything, but a job posting on LinkedIn outs its intentions. The position is for a team lead on a "new AAA title within ... read
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Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive viral site opens up, plans special events for fans


Insomniac Games teases info about characters and upcoming events
May 05
The surprise reveal of Sunset Overdrive at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference got many people excited, including much of the staff at Destructoid. As a brand-new open-world shooter set in a visually rich and colorful world,... read
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Gameshow

Xbox committed to developing 1 vs. 100-style interactive gameshows again


The return of massive multiplayer gameshows?!
Apr 28
1 vs. 100 holds a special place in everyone's hearts that got to experience the craze back on the Xbox 360. It disappeared much to the dismay of fans, but it looks like Microsoft is committed to bringing back that style of in... read






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