Shack Snack: May 15, 2014

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Removing Kinect could increase Xbox One processing power

Microsoft's decision to offer a Kinect-less Xbox One starting in June could have an impact on the processing power used for games, according to VP for devices and studios Yusuf Mehdi. Though he insists that Kinect is still a "core component" of the system, he signaled that the system no longer being required to listen at all times could have an impact.

The Sims 4 trailer shows off character creator

The Sims 4 is overhauling many of its core systems, including the way you craft the Sims themselves. A new trailer for the Create A Sim feature shows off the changes and how you can make a more expressive and ethnically varied characters.

Titanfall: Expedition arrives on Thursday

Titanfall players won't have to wait much longer for the game's new Expedition DLC. In fact, according to developer Respawn, it's set to arrive on both Xbox One and PC on Thursday, May 14th.