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[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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Dead Rising 4's season pass gets detailed

Microsoft has announced through Xbox Wire that Dead Rising 4 will be receiving a season pass. This all encompassing DLC pass will be included in the Digital Deluxe edition of the game and will feature two major add-ons along with some cosme...   read

 
 
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We'll have to wait until mid-2017 for Cuphead

Cuphead is not the type of game you want to see rushed, and as much as I would love to play it this year, I'm all for giving Studio MDHR more breathing room. Given the project's animation inspirations, the creators had hoped to finish the r...   read

 
 
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Review: Gears of War 4

The plot of Gears of War 4 is the most low stakes the franchise has ever been. Ironic, kind of, because it's probably the highest stakes ever for Xbox. With Epic Games no longer serving as its guiding hand, Xbox is left to see if ...   read

 
 
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Sea of Thieves sounds like what No Man's Sky multiplayer should have been

Multiplayer, teamwork, ship customization, physical loot to carry and stow away, "hand-crafted" locations to visit, various "legends" to tackle, and large-scale skill-based multiplayer combat. All things we only dreamed of doing in No Man's...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break finally arrives on Steam, so here are some deals

Timed exclusives are pretty stupid, particularly when you try your best to keep the rest of the gamers on a major platform from picking up a copy of a decent title. Quantum Break has made its way onto Steam today and off the Windows Store (...   read

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 3

You and me, Carter! We're racing for slips! And not the "now I own your car" kind of slips, but pink slips. The loser's fired and has to go work in some other corner of the industry! Wait, what? We can both review Forza Horizon 3? Oh, that ...   read

 
 
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All first-party Microsoft games will run at native 4K on the Scorpio

I'm kind of getting tired of hearing about 4K resolution, but it looks like the Xbox Scorpio will be rendering games natively in the new format. Shannon Loftis, publishing manager for Microsoft Studios, mentioned to USA Today, "any games we...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4 season pass detailed

I've only been a staff writer for a little over a month and I'm already tired of season passes. Why does every game require one? When something like Lego Batman 3 gets a season pass, you know there are problems with the industry. Tangent as...   read

 
 
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Review: ReCore

"Are those cores weighing you down," ReCore's antagonist asks toward the end of the game. Whether or not the developers realize it, it's an apt bit of meta commentary. ReCore is brimming with ideas -- some great and some not -- and the...   read

 
 
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More Microsoft published games will eventually hit Steam

The recent news that Quantum Break would be heading to Steam wasn't just some one-off event. In a recent interview with DualShockers, Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg said that Microsoft is looking into bringing more of its tit...   read

 
 
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'Zombie Dom' is one of the Gears of War 4 pre-order bonuses

The pre-order bonuses for Gears of War 4 are mostly what you'd expect. Gold weapon skins. Some alternate outfits. The four Xbox 360 Gears titles for use on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Then there's Zombie Dom. Just what in the heck ...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break is coming to Steam after all

Well well, this is nice surprise. Despite prior claims that Remedy and Microsoft Studios' Quantum Break would be a "Windows Store exclusive," the time-bending shooter is breaking free with a Steam release on September 14, 2016. Wait long en...   read

 
 


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