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Xbox at gamescom

Xbox's plans for gamescom don't include a press conference

In recent years, Microsoft has treated gamescom kind of like a second part to E3. Xbox would hold a press conference at the beginning of the week to announce new games and to give better looks at titles that hadn't yet come out. It very muc...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break

Here's the new box art for Quantum Break

Now Shawn Ashmore has been confirmed as Quantum Break's Jack Joyce, Microsoft has revised the game's box art accordingly. At least, that's what this Amazon Germany image implies, anyway.   read

 
 
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Best games of gamescom

Destructoid's eight great games from gamescom 2015

Another year, another gamescom. The show wrapped up last weekend and both Brett and I are safely home in the United States of America, clutching out guns and dystopian healthcare, but we've loosed out iron grip just long enough to type out ...   read

 
 
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Soul Axiom is looking good and weird

While I've known Soul Axiom to be a distinct game, the mix of games with Souls in the name and Axiom Verge this year has muddled my brain up. Soul Axiom is looking like it will muddle my brain up, too, from this surreal trailer. The upcomi...   read

 
 



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Chrvches play Rock Band 4
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Wow, I'm better at Rock Band than Chvrches is!

I take every opportunity to watch real musicians play Rock Band that I can, I'm always interested to see how they'll do. Especially when it happens to be one of my favorite acts. Extra especially when they're playing a Rock Band game that ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV airships might not make launch, Just Cause 3 dev helping

At the start of this year, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata called airships "a huge technical challenge" and "to be determined," but they make sense for the game's big, organically connected world. At gamescom last week, Tabata talk...   read

 
 
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Watch the Rise of the Tomb Raider gamescom demo

Brett caught up with (and previewed) Rise of the Tomb Raider at gamescom 2015 and what we saw didn't sound all that different from what I saw at E3 2015. Not too surprising this close to launch of a sequel that already has it's formula dow...   read

 
 
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gamescom preview
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First hands-on with Ninja Theory's Hellblade

Ninja Theory has felt like a mercenary of late. Enslaved didn't sell as well as it should have (neither did Heavenly Sword), and so the last five years has been spent 1) making a mobile game for EA-owned publisher Chillingo, 2) trying to re...   read

 
 
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Battlefront preview
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Star Wars Battlefront's Fighter Squadron mode needs some variation

Thoughts of dogfighting over the surface of the planet Sullust should raise your heartbeat a little bit. It's an exciting prospect. Really, that goes for piloting any vessel in the Star Wars canon through any franchise locale. If only ...   read

 
 



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Lara Croft GO preview
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Lara Croft GO captures the essence of pure Tomb Raider

Antoine Routon grinned. "We have people knocking down our door saying 'Can you do our game too?'" Routon's the lead programmer at Square Enix Montreal -- the publisher's studio that's dedicated to mobile titles. Square Enix has a newfound a...   read

 
 
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The Technomancer gets chased through Mars, is not Total Recall

The Technomancer is not about a man who goes to Mars to have his eyeballs bulge out. Rather, "we watch our hero Zachariah attempts to communicate with Earth, as he is chased by Mars’ illusive secret police, tasked with hunting down t...   read

 
 
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Ori expansion

Ori and the Blind Forest is getting an expansion

Ori and the Blind Forest is one of my favorite games on Xbox One. It looks, sounds, and plays magnificently. I'm surprised and delighted it even got made, and that goes double for its commercial success. The game was "already profitable a w...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 has some changes that longtime fans will have to get used to

It was one year ago when I sat with 343 Industries as key developers told me all about the studio's plans for The Halo Channel. At the time, Halo 5: Guardians was more than a year on the horizon, and Halo: The Master Chief Collect...   read

 
 
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gamescom 2015 photos

The gamescom 2015 show floor gallery: Wish you were her!

It is the second day of gamescom and boy are my arms tired! On account of having flown to Germany a couple days ago, I mean. Phew. Saved it. God, look how haggard I look. Pasty, eyes dead, hair unkempt and thrown forward to address the whol...   read

 
 



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Tomb Raider preview

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a little easier on Lara (but still kicks the shit out of her)

Lara Croft has never been the best archaeologist. Carefully digging for hours so as to not damage an artifact wouldn't make for a very good video game. Still, there's a disconnect when she knocks over human skulls that are perched on a ledg...   read

 
 
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gamescom

Final Fantasy XV confirmed for 2016 release

Final Fantasy XV's lengthy development time has been long documented. Square Enix's promised strong showing for the next mainline entry this gamescom amounted to a fairly boring trailer, doing nothing to reassure anyone that this game is ac...   read

 
 
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Metal Gear Solid V
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The Phantom Pain lets you sneak into players' bases and steal their men with wormholes

The Mother Base side of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is detailed enough to necessitate a half-hour demonstration out of gamescom, and I'm loving it. There's a lot to parse, but thoughtful editing and delivery keeps the flood of inf...   read

 
 
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Homefront gameplay
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Who is building all the damn metal ramps in Homefront: The Revolution?

I noticed this watching Homefront: The Revolution's trailer live at gamescom: there are a ton of convenient, incredibly sturdy corrugated metal ramps, bridges, and walkways in occupied United States. It seems like 40% of the revolutionary ...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm
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These are the next three Heroes of the Storm

I don't think I'll stray far from Valla (especially now that I have her Master Skin), but I have been stockpiling gold for another Diablo character in Heroes of the Storm -- Kharazim, Monk of Ivgorod. At gamescom, Blizzard opened up about t...   read

 
 



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Sam Lake explains Quantum Break's television show tie-in

It's been over two years since I first side-eyed Quantum Break, the television show and third-person shooter hybrid from Remedy (Alan Wake, Max Payne). Quantum Break finally has a release date it probably won't be delayed out of (April 5, 2...   read

 
 
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Hitman studio just wants to 'get back to Hitman'

"Hitman is 15 years old," IO Interactive head Hannes Seifert said. "That's a long time. Tastes change. It's time to get back to Hitman." That was Seifert's explanation for why the next game in the series has forgone a subtitle. However...   read

 
 
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Scalebound at gamescom
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Kamiya: Scalebound 'not a simple action game that Platinum is known for'

First, note that I wanted to get Scalebound's Hideki Kamiya to say, "Ask your mom" on video, but gamescom meetings are too tight, too perpetually behind to get much good one on one in. Still, I got to see an extended playthrough of Scalebou...   read

 
 
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Hands-on at gamescom
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Final Fantasy Explorers chasing that Monster Hunter cheese

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy Explorers west come January, so I went ahead and played it here at gamescom (we also previewed it back in 2014 at Tokyo Game Show). The clearest thing to me is that I will never get another Final Fantas...   read

 
 


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No more last gen ports?

Ubisoft on The Crew's Wild Run expansion not coming to 360

If you're in the small subset of people who: 1) enjoy Ubisoft's weird ass open world racing game The Crew, 2) play it only on the Xbox 360, and 3) are excited for the upcoming Wild Run expansion (November 17) , then I have bad news for you:...   read

 
 
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Elite: Dangerous
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Elite: Dangerous gets Horizons expansion, planetary landings

Time to kick the tires, Commanders. Frontier Developments, they who run premier space-trucking sim Elite: Dangerous, just announced Horizons, the next expansion for the game. Due to open on PC and Xbox One this year, Horizons is ...   read

 
 
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On a side note, this might be the least interest fall/winter line up Ive seen in a long Anyone feverishly excited for something? Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 for and thats a year Whats got you kids hyped?

 
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