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8:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Xbox is shuttling PAX-goers to the Microsoft campus to play indie games

If you're going to be in Seattle next week for PAX Prime, Xbox is giving you the opportunity to get your hands on some games before the convention even begins. Bonus perks are you get to ride in the Sunset Overdrive bus,...

Brett Makedonski


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Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






Quantum Break piqued my curiosity, but it still has a lot to prove photo
Quantum Break piqued my curiosity, but it still has a lot to prove
by Brett Makedonski

Remedy Entertainment has made a living by following a tried-and-true formula: take a third-person shooter, support it with a catchy and innovative gameplay mechanic, and wrap it all up with an emphasis on narrative. Max Payne did it with stylish slow-motion dives while slinging bullets with pinpoint precision. Alan Wake used equal parts light and lead to fend off the evil that encapsulated Bright Falls. And, while Quantum Break's Jack Joyce doesn't lend his namesake to a title, he has his own methods to ensure that he'll be a memorable figure.

The difference between those two examples of Remedy's prior works and Quantum Break lies within the fact that the core mechanic of the latter inherently changes the protagonist. In fact, it's sort of what amounts to be a superhero origin story. At Riverport University, a fictional school in the northeastern United States, a time-travel experiment went awry, and as a result, Joyce found himself with the ability to manipulate time. That's all well and good apart from the fact that the failed experiment also tore the fabric of time and the world is coming to an end.

As Joyce tries to find a solution to the impending doomsday, he has two foes to combat -- an evil business enterprise and time itself. Monolith Corporation learned of Joyce's abilities and are looking to capture him to use for its own nefarious purposes. After all, it wouldn't be a videogame mega corporation without some sort of malicious intent. The divide between Joyce's pair of opponents symbolizes the divide that looks to mark the gameplay experience.

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8:00 AM on 08.21.2014

Sony boss says he 'hopes' Tomb Raider can come to PS4, talks Vita gamescom no-show

President of Sony's Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida is a pretty candid dude, and I respect that. Eurogamer recently sat down with the Sony boss to talk shop, mostly about gamescom announcements and a few other developme...

Chris Carter

6:55 AM on 08.21.2014

Microsoft seems to be testing the waters for a 24 hour free trial system

Hm, could we have another Xbox Live feature out in the wild? One attentive reddit user happened to find a peculiar listing for Max: The Curse of Brotherhood on the Xbox One beta program noting something called "Free Play...

Chris Carter



Here's some places on Reddit you should check out with the ReddX app photo
Here's some places on Reddit you should check out with the ReddX app
by Bill Zoeker

The Xbox One may have a new edge on the console market with the addition of ReddX. The app allows Xbox One users to browse Reddit on their consoles, with all of the fancy features of the Xbone. Max has some recommendations for cool sub-Reddits to check out, and what to avoid if you have a soul.

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10:30 AM on 08.20.2014

Microsoft unveils Xbox 360 500GB Hard Drive

Microsoft has revealed a new accessory for the Xbox 360 -- the 500GB Hard Drive. Yep, that's 360, not "One," as the prior generation is getting the upgrade here. It'll cost $110 for the privilege, although no release date out...

Chris Carter

12:15 PM on 08.19.2014

EA Access 'full-game' demo limited to six hours with Madden

As we all have heard, EA Access is a new program that allows players to access full games, demos, and discounts for particular titles. Although we have clarification on how the full games will work, we were left in the dark a...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 08.19.2014

You can now browse reddit on Xbox One

If you're located in Canada or the US, you can now pick up the app "ReddX," which is essentially "Reddit: The App." You'll have the opportunity to access the app on its own, or "snap" it in to view subreddits to your heart's...

Chris Carter



Straight hour of Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer photo
Straight hour of Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer
by Steven Hansen

343 Industries has shown off about an hour of the re-mastered Sanctuary and Ascension maps from Halo 2: Anniversary, which is one part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Halo 1-4) coming to Xbox One in November. 

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10:00 AM on 08.18.2014

Major Nelson walks us through the new Xbox One media update

Following its gamescom announcement, the Xbox One September update has a new video showing off its upcoming features. As media-centric update, it'll focus on the ability to stream files both from USB and another device by wa...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 08.18.2014

Tomb Raider deal 'doesn't come from an evil space'

Inking an exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider may have made Microsoft look like a villain, but that certainly wasn't the company's intention. In an interview with Eurogamer, Xbox boss Phil Spencer attempted to d...

Kyle MacGregor





7:00 PM on 08.17.2014

Xbox boss on Rare in a post-Kinect Sports world

Rare's time in the sun may be a distant memory, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer still feels the developer has bright days ahead. Speaking with CVG, Spencer said the British studio "should, can and will be" an important part of Mic...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 08.17.2014

Look at all the crazy stuff that comes in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt collector's edition

You thought you were just buying a game, but if you're getting the Xbox One Collector's Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you're getting all kinds of good junk. Not one, but two card decks, a medallion, stickers, maps, an ...

Dale North



Cuphead is made by two brothers who've never created a game before photo
Cuphead is made by two brothers who've never created a game before
by Jonathan Holmes

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.]

Have you seen the latest trailer for Cuphead? From the looks of it, you might assume it's the work of team of passionate, experienced animators paying tribute to the cartoons that helped for their love of the medium. You'd be assuming right, except for the "team" and "experienced" parts. The bulk of the artwork for Cuphead comes from one man -- Chad Moldenhauer. He and his brother Jared are making Cuphead pretty much by themselves. 

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We talked with Chad and Jared about how they went from game enthusiasts to one of Microsoft's headliners at E3 2014, the design decisions that can make or break a 2D run-and-gun shooter, being the first to ever create a classic 1930's style handdrawn 2D animated game, and so much more. My webcam was all turned to crap this week, so please excuse my awfulness. I promise this week's show will be better. 

Thanks again to Chad and Jared for hanging out with us, and if you have your druthers, tune in here today at 4pm EST when we welcome former Xbox and Nintendo indie guru Dan Adelman to the program. It's going to be a big 'un. 

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2:15 PM on 08.15.2014

The guy responsible for Xbox 360 banner ads says he's sorry

When I think of the dashboard on Xbox platforms, I think "ads, everywhere" -- but it wasn't always this way. In a blog post on Gamasutra, software developer Allen Murray writes about how he was "one of the people -- if not TH...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Does Tomb Raider's timed exclusivity make you want an Xbox One?

Rise of the Tomb Raider launches next fall as a timed Xbox exclusive, and it will be fascinating to see how that affects Microsoft's fortunes. There are millions of folks around the world keen on experiencing Lara Croft's nex...

Kyle MacGregor