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3:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Here's our debut look at Halo: Nightfall

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...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 07.11.2014

Maya will rejoin Killer Instinct for season two

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...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 07.08.2014

Project Spark officially launches this October

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:15 PM on 07.07.2014

Video: 343 teases Halo 2: Anniversary game modes and 'Gungoose'

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.

Bill Zoeker

1:30 PM on 07.01.2014

Forza Motorsport 5's Hot Wheels Car Pack is silly

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Rare is 'working on a couple things' right now

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...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014

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...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 06.13.2014

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

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.

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 06.10.2014

Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful metroidvania

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...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 PM on 06.06.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 06.02.2014

Lionhead is bringing Fable Anniversary to PC

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...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 05.30.2014

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition pops up on Steam

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...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 05.23.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 05.22.2014

Powerstar Golf is now 'free' with paid DLC

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...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 05.21.2014

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

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'...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Rare 'evaluating' what to work on next

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...

Jordan Devore