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Creative director at Turn 10 promises big things for Forza and Porsche partnership

Last year, Turn 10, developer of the Forza series, announced that they had bagged the rights to put Porsche vehicles in their games, starting with a Forza 6 Porsche expansion. That led to Forza Horizon 3 getting yet another pack last m...   read

 
 
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Review: Little Nightmares

It's been while since a game has ensnared me like this. Where lesser games struggle for my attention as I routinely check the clock and put on podcasts, Little Nightmares hypnotized me with ever-present suspense. Your main goal in this puzz...   read

 
 

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Review: Voodoo Vince Remastered

With the release of Banjo Kazooie-inspired Yooka Laylee, the upcoming Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and the revival of Psychonauts, 3D platformers are re-emerging in mainstream gaming. Whether this will just be a short-lived nostalg...   read

 
 
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We're probably done hearing about Scorpio until E3

It's hot stove season for video games -- that time right before any major E3-related announcements happen where everyone's left to speculate what major E3-related announcements will happen. Microsoft fueled the fire a bit last week wit...   read

 
 
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Microsoft is looking to add a refund service for Xbox One/Win 10 games

Refunds for digital games have been a pretty dour situation for a long time. When Valve announced it was finally implementing returns for Steam purchases, it was a big win for digital marketplaces. As for console marketplaces, though, you'v...   read

 
 
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Minecraft is getting its own marketplace where content creators get a 'majority cut'

This May, Minecraft is getting its biggest update in months. Set to debut on the Windows 10 and Pocket Editions of the game, 1.1's "Discovery update" brings in a new currency (Minecraft Coins) and a marketplace, which is sure to be pol...   read

 
 
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How much is too much for Xbox Scorpio in terms of price?

Well, we're one step closer to knowing what Project Scorpio will entail when it hits later this year, but there's still a fair few unanswered questions -- most notably, the price. Although Microsoft quickly folded into PR speak by saying "a...   read

 
 
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Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, plays 4K at 60fps

Finally we have some hard data on Microsoft's Project Scorpio, a more powerful version of the Xbox One. Digital Foundry reports that the system will be able to run games in 4Kresolution at 60 frames per second and feature eight custom x86 ...   read

 
 
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Miniature documentary on fighting game taunts leads with teabagging

Core-A Gaming recently put up an cool little mini-doc on YouTube that deals with the philosophy of taunting in fighting games. It goes over some examples in the community, the reasoning behind why it works, and shifts into a great breakdown...   read

 
 
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Red Dead Redemption 2 reportedly set to show off 4K on new Xbox One

At E3 2016 Microsoft showed off a new, slimmer Xbox One called the Xbox One S (which is already out) and announced "Project Scorpio," a souped up Xbox One meant to do 4K resolution bullshit for peoples whose TVs also do 4K bullshit. And sup...   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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This is the first of the Xbox One 'Tech Series' controllers

Microsoft has a fancy new Xbox One gamepad coming out next month. Aside from the "military technology"-inspired design, this Recon Tech Special Edition controller has a textured diamond rubberized grip on its backside. It'll be out on April...   read

 
 
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Xbox One will allow custom gamerpics before long

As much as my eyes like to glaze over when reading a big list of upcoming system-level features line by line, there are some genuinely good additions coming to Xbox One in the nearish future. This month as part of Microsoft's Xbox Insider p...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter IV and a few others join the Xbox One backward compatible list

I didn't leave out a word there! The Xbox 360 version of Street Fighter IV -- that's vanilla, not Super -- is now playable on Xbox One should you ever have the burning desire to open up that time capsule. Oh, the memories. I peeked inside ...   read

 
 
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Outlast 2 banned in Australia for rape scene

Human or not, Australia's Classification Board has decided Outlast 2 is too obscene for sale even with an R18+ rating, thus making the game impossible to sell in its current, unedited form. The scene in question suggests, but does...   read

 
 
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Microsoft Pi Day sale cuts $31 off Watch Dogs 2 and Steep

It's Pi Day in America and capitalism compels us to bring forth any random sales to ya. The Microsoft Store has launched a mini Pi Day sale with discounts on select Ubisoft Xbox One games and Xbox One console bundles. While only three title...   read

 
 
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Most of your Destiny character stats won't transfer into the eventual sequel

Bungie has confirmed that for the upcoming sequel to Destiny, most of your player statistics won't transfer over. While you can still continue your guardian's journey, you won't be getting a jump start on leveling. According to Bungie, all ...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Case West now playable on Xbox One

I'll always appreciate Dead Rising 2: Case Zero for renewing my interest in the series and getting me to go back and spend more time with the original Dead Rising, a game I wanted to love but just wasn't fully clicking with. The standalone ...   read

 
 
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PSA: You can grab Shovel Knight 33% off before Specter of Torment launches

The latest Shovel Knight expansion is just about ready to launch. While it will be a timed Switch exclusive for around a month, that doesn't mean you have to wait on buying the main title. If you're interested in Specter of Torment, why not...   read

 
 
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Deal: Xbox One S ups the ante with free Xbox Live Gold and controller

This might be the best time to buy an Xbox One S in Q1 2017. Last week, Microsoft and participating retailers dropped the price by $50 on the 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB models of Xbox One S, but this week further bonuses are popping up at select r...   read

 
 
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Microsoft announces new subscription service, 'Xbox Game Pass'

Out of nowhere, Microsoft has announced a new subscription service called "Xbox Game Pass." The gist is that for $9.99 a month you'll be able to access "over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible games," in an unlimited fashion. By unlimited...   read

 
 
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Peter Moore is departing EA to head up Liverpool FC

Peter Moore is moving on not only from Electronic Arts, but the industry at large. The executive known for his roles at Sega of America, Microsoft, and most recently EA is leaving to become CEO of Liverpool Football Club in June. It'll be s...   read

 
 
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WB officially announces Middle-earth: Shadow of War for PC, PS4, and Xbox

Well, that extremely official looking Target leak was right! WB has officially announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the follow-up to Shadow of Mordor. It'll hit the PC and PS4, as well as Xbox One as an "Xbox Play Anywhere" game. It's lau...   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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Dead Rising 4 is coming to Steam in March

Not content with just staying in the Microsoft "Play Anywhere" Xbox One and Windows 10 ecosystem, Capcom is moving Dead Rising 4 to Steam this coming March. The port will come roughly four months after its December 2016 launch, hitting...   read

 
 


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