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Microsoft adds five more Xbox One backward compatible games

Have you had an urge to play Assassin's Creed III on your Xbox--wait, wait, come back. Xbox's Larry Hryb has announced five new backward compatible games for Xbox One, including the aforementioned Assassin's Creed III, Shadow Assault/Tenchu...   read

 
 
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The Phantom Dust remaster is releasing tomorrow for free

Here's a nice little announcement: Microsoft is giving away the remaster of Phantom Dust for free and it's coming tomorrow to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. That's right, Microsoft's surprising us with both an imminent release date and a ...   read

 
 

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Alan Wake's music license expiring soon, Remedy has to pull game from sale

It seems that Remedy's Alan Wake won't be available for purchase much longer. Announced over on the Remedy forums, the team will be pulling the original game from sale due to the music license expiring. This will affect both PC and 360 vers...   read

 
 
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The Gears of War movie will be written by the guy writing four Avatar sequels

If there's one upcoming video game adaptation that actually makes sense, it's Gears of War. Its visuals are pretty much perfect for adaptation, and Hollywood sure loves stories where big beefy men and women shoot a bunch of aliens. I know G...   read

 
 
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The first gameplay video of the Phantom Dust remaster details all the big changes

It was pretty touch and go there for a minute, but Microsoft is finally committed to a remaster of 2004's Phantom Dust. Or, a re-release as Microsoft calls it. Actually, maybe it's more of a remake? This situation isn't as clear cut as mos...   read

 
 
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Smile! Geometry Wars 2 and 3 are backward compatible on Xbox One

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is one of those games that I try to come back to each year, and I'm sure many of you hold it in similarly high regard. It's a modern-day classic! I'm also willing to bet there are leaderboard chasers among us ...   read

 
 
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Undead Labs talks maps and survivors in State of Decay 2

Despite some rough patches, State of Decay made its mark as a memorable zombie survival sandbox game with some genuinely interesting ideas. I wasn't as head over heels with it as some of you surely were, but I am looking forward to this yea...   read

 
 
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Oh, that's right, Microsoft is re-releasing Phantom Dust

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Microsoft was done with the Phantom Dust property. While it's true (and still disappointing) that we're no longer getting a full reboot of the Xbox action-strategy title, an enhanced version is in the wor...   read

 
 
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Xbox One users can partake of a free weekend for Xenoverse 2 and Battlefield 1

Are you an owner of an Xbox One who couldn't get a Switch today? Maybe you did, but weren't able to buy Breath of the Wild...although you could just grab it digitally. There is also the third option of you being an Xbox One owner and only w...   read

 
 
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Insomniac talks about the possibility of a Sunset Overdrive sequel

Would you want another Sunset Overdrive one day? Insomniac Games could make that happen. Asked about a potential sequel, Insomniac president Ted Price told Game Informer "You'd have to ask Microsoft. [...] We are passionate about that franc...   read

 
 


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343 Industries promises to bring split-screen back for the next Halo

Halo and split-screen is a combination similar to peanut butter and jelly. They just go together so well and have provided millions with a tasty and nutritional meal...I mean, a fun evening killing each other...Maybe PB&J has lead to a ...   read

 
 
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Take a peek at skeleton combat in Sea of Thieves

I'm torn on this latest Sea of Thieves video. On the one hand, skeletons. Ask any scientist, and they'll confirm what you already know to be true -- that skeletons rule, particularly when they're sentient enough to aim a gun at treasure-na...   read

 
 
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Come win one of our 15 copies of Halo Wars 2

[Update: Just a bump before we close the contest tomorrow. Get your entries in now if you want a shot at winning! Also, if you're curious how Halo Wars 2 turned out, go give our review a read.] Look, we simply have too many copies...   read

 
 
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Scalebound trailers are being snuffed out online

Whether or not Scalebound looked like your cup of tea, Microsoft wasn't gelling with the project. There is a lot of speculation on the why, but the game has been officially cancelled, so any potential fans are left in the cold. At least the...   read

 
 
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Ultimate finishers returning to Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct has been one of the most entertaining fighting games of this generation, and that's made even better by Iron Galaxy's constant support for it. With newest roster addition Kilgore, which is now available for download at $10 (...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4 celebrates the holidays the only way it knows how

Garish character and weapon skins in Gears of War multiplayer? Why I never! For the holidays, Gears of War 4 has added a bunch of "festive" customization items to earn in 400-Credit packs. Aside from the actually very good Gingerbread weap...   read

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain

Blizzard Mountain is about as certain of a prospect as there is when it comes to add-ons. Take the perennially excellent Forza Horizon series and put it on ice. It's that simple. This works because any Forza Horizon ...   read

 
 
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Wow, Age of Empires II HD is still getting DLC

It's nearly 2017, and I'm marveling at the fact that Age of Empires II HD is getting official new content. Forgotten Empires and SkyBox Labs are putting the finishing touches on Rise of the Rajas, a Southeast Asia-set expansion slated for S...   read

 
 
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Act fast: upcoming Sea of Thieves technical alpha has limited spots

Rare has announced that it will be running an alpha for Sea of Thieves over the course of three days from December 16 through December 18, 2016. There be a rub, however: only 1,000 'insiders' will be given a time-slot during that period in ...   read

 
 
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Here's a look at ReCore's missing fifth bot, which is coming early next year

ReCore launched with a giant mystery. Despite the fact that there were only four bots in the game, there were five spots reserved. There was a huge swath of land in the northwest part of The Cradle that was inaccessible. Some enemies ...   read

 
 
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Microsoft says the wait for Crackdown 3 will be a year at most

It may seem like a while since we've last heard about Crackdown 3. That's because Microsoft has been in no great rush to offer more details about the open-world destructathon that it initially revealed at E3 2014. It sort of just faded to t...   read

 
 
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Capcom Vancouver talks Dead Rising, makes me want to vomit

I'm mad. I'm so peeved reading the interview between Capcom Vancouver and GamesIndustry.biz I don't even know where to begin. How about a series recap? Dead Rising was an amazing Xbox 360 exclusive title that came out of nowhere in lat...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4 is trying out PC vs. Xbox One crossplay this weekend

The Coalition is running a multiplayer experiment for Gears of War 4 this weekend, and you're invited to play and help the studio see if crossplay is viable for the game's competitive modes. PC players will be able to directly compete again...   read

 
 
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Forza Horizon 3's first expansion is Blizzard Mountain

Forza Horizon 3 makes for some great escapism, but if you're hoping to forget about winter with the Australia-set racer, you may want to skip the first expansion, Blizzard Mountain, for the time being. That name is not a lie: expect to go u...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4 is getting a 10th anniversary update

I can remember the first time I played Gears of War. I was a freshman at Florida Southern College and my friend and I were a bit self-important. We thought we knew everything about everything and we were amazed to find out that Epic Games m...   read

 
 


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