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Age of Empires Online adding Babylon, another booster

By Steve Watts, Aug 09, 2012 2:45pm PDT

Age of Empires Online is adding a Babylonian civilization and the Fertile Crescent booster pack later this month.

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"And by buy them, I meant with MS points before they converted the currency and tech tree systems."

- GreggD see all 15 comments

Deadlight review

By Steve Watts, Jul 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Our review of the post-apocalyptic survival-horror platformer Deadlight, part of Microsoft's "Summer of Arcade."

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"Nice review. I think this is why I like to read several reviews before deciding. The other ..."

- Wise Men see all 7 comments

Gears of War: Judgment coming March 19

By John Keefer, Jul 13, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Gears of War: Judgment will be coming out March 19 of next year.

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"Great, prequel to the original chest-high wall, so excited!! Zzzzz"

- Xulu see all 4 comments

Halo 4 getting 50 episodic missions, more

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2012 9:00am PDT

A Microsoft site designed to update retailers on its games has revealed plenty of new details about Halo 4.

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"I was already super hyped after listening to the halo books and seeing Halo 4 at E3 but this ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 3 comments

SmartGlass to be supported in all Microsoft first-party titles

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2012 9:00am PDT

SmartGlass will be incorporated into all Microsoft first-party games going forward after the functionality is launched, according to Microsoft Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer.

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"Im still in college and im not that far either. Im thinking what im going to do, currently it's ..."

- RuskiSnajper see all 34 comments

Halo 4 Limited Edition, 'Infinity' multiplayer unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, May 16, 2012 9:45am PDT

Halo 4's multiplayer side is wrapped up in an "experience" set about the starship UNSC Infinity, Microsoft revealed today, also announcing the FPS's $100 Limited Edition. Yes, only the Limited Edition, as there will be no Legendary Edition this time. Sorry, helmet fans.

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"Gears was 3, as for Halo I've read some of the books and frankly there's so much I woild rather ..."

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Puzzling Halo 4 cover pieced together through emails

By John Keefer, May 15, 2012 4:15pm PDT

Fans of the Halo franchise got emails from Microsoft offering them a piece of the Halo 4 puzzle. The result was the cover of the new game.

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"Halo Aniversary terminals hinted at the greatest rival of the forerunners who knew how to cure ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 2 comments

Joy Ride Turbo announced for Xbox Live Arcade

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2012 12:30pm PDT

BigPark is making another Joy Ride title, this one without Kinect. Joy Ride Turbo is set to launch in the coming weeks.

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Conan gives Halo 4 the late-nite treatment

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 18, 2012 10:45am PDT

A tiny smidgen of Halo 4 footage hit Conan O'Brien's late show last night.

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Halo 4 release coming Nov. 6

By John Keefer, Apr 17, 2012 9:00am PDT

Microsoft announces Nov. 6 as the release date for the next installment in the Halo series.

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"Same here, I'd love to see the whole Halo series ported to PC, if I remember, Halo 1 and 2 were ..."

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Halo 4 getting Spartan Ops mode, losing Firefight

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 09, 2012 12:45pm PDT

New details about Halo 4's multiplayer components revealed in the upcoming issue of Game Informer indicate the introduction of a Spec-Ops-like mode called Spartan Ops, the removal of the Firefight game mode, and more.

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"Boy, all these CoD'like additions sure do sound like they'll be great additions to a game where ..."

- lightbulbsocket see all 6 comments

Bungie transitions Halo to 343, shares stats

By John Keefer, Apr 02, 2012 11:30am PDT

Bungie finally transitioned the Halo franchise to 343 Industries, but not before sharing a tremendous amount of stats about the series.

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Dungeon Fighter Live trailer reveals XBLA-bound title in action

By Xav de Matos, Jan 19, 2012 6:30pm PST

The first trailer for the Xbox Live Arcade version of Dungeon Fighter Online, which is set to launch "later this year."

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"I find it interesting that none of the more recent (as in: last few years) content or characters ..."

- MOOMANiBE see all 3 comments

Haunt for Kinect priced and dated

By Steve Watts, Jan 13, 2012 7:30am PST

Haunt will hit Xbox Live Arcade on January 18, for $10, developer NanaOn-Sha has announced.

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"I laughed like a crazy person when I chainsawed a bunch of zombies in Rise...but then just ..."

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Haunt developers inspired by Tim Schafer's GDC speech

By Steve Watts, Dec 29, 2011 8:00am PST

NanaOn-Sha's Masaya Matsuura and Dewi Tanner talk about how they brought Tim Schafer into the fold to voice Haunt's main character.

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