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Forza Horizon 3: Ultimate Edition welcomes drivers to Australia starting today

By Daniel Perez, Sep 23, 2016 9:10am PDT

Can't wait until September 27th for Forza Horizon 3? If you own the Ultimate Edition, you could be zipping along the Australian Outback right now!


Where's the Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One demo? [Update: It's here!]

By Daniel Perez, Sep 12, 2016 7:55am PDT

Microsoft promised to have a demo of Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One last night, so what happened and where can we download it?


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Minecraft developer founders will not be joining Microsoft aquisition

By Daniel Perez, Sep 15, 2014 6:55am PDT

As rumored, Mojang's founders including Markus 'Notch' Persson will not be joining Microsoft once the company is acquired. 


"Someone said something on the internet, you know that means? Nothing at all. "

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Microsoft buys Minecraft studio for $2.5 billion

By Daniel Perez, Sep 15, 2014 6:27am PDT

Microsoft has made its Minecraft marriage official today by announcing it has acquired Mojang for $2.5 billion. Surprisingly, the company promises to continue supporting the game across all platforms it's already available on.


"I do like the idea of the iOS version of Minecraft selling bucket-loads and Microsoft making ..."

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Sunset Overdrive 'Chaos Squad' 8-player co-op explained

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 02, 2014 12:16pm PDT

Insomniac is explaining Sunset Overdrive's 8-player co-op multiplayer mode, known as Chaos Squad.


Dead Rising 3 coming to PC on September 5

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Dead Rising 3 will shamble onto PC on September 5, optimized to run at 30fps.


"I had to force myself through the second one coop with a friend. It was OK but no way I'd play ..."

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Sunset Overdrive: Played at E3 2014

By Steven Wong, Jun 10, 2014 12:00pm PDT

A tainted power drink has turned the residents of Sunset City into crazed killer mutants. While some might view that a bad news, not the crew of Sunset Overdrive, who see it as a reason to step up and get blasting. I got chance to try out running and gunning skills to clear ...


'Super Ultra' Dead Rising 3 DLC available now on Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 09, 2014 10:10am PDT

Capcom has revealed some new Dead Rising 3 DLC and it looks every bit as quirky as you'd expect from this series. Players will be able to take control of all of the classic Dead Rising characters in a special DLC called Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arecade Remix Hyper Edition D...


"Look, I've pumped out almost two dozen stories in four hours on an empty stomach. Maybe you can ..."

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Rise of Nations: Extended Edition coming to Steam in June

By Ozzie Mejia, May 30, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Microsoft Studios is set to remaster the classic real-time strategy game Rise of Nations on PC this June. The studio announced that Rise of Nations: Extended Edition will pack in the original game, as well as its Thrones & Patriots expansion for $19.99 on Steam.


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Dead Rising 3's 'The Last Agent' DLC arrives today

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 18, 2014 4:30pm PDT

Dead Rising 3's final DLC pack has been released today. 'The Last Agent' follows ZDC agent Brad Park, as he discovers the horrifying truth behind the zombie virus and takes out his new custom weapons to mow down some zombies along the way.


Project Spark beta now open on Xbox One

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2014 7:00am PST

After four months of public testing on PC, exclusive to Windows 8.1, Microsoft's game-making game Project Spark has jumped to Xbox One. Spark has all sorts of easy-to-use tools and assets to create your own fancy 3D games, and you can play other people's creations.


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Ryse: Son of Rome challenge editor plans scuttled

By Steve Watts, Feb 21, 2014 8:15am PST

Ryse: Son of Rome is no longer getting its challenge editor, Microsoft confirmed, as resources are being refocused on DLC and free updates instead.


"Exactly. It's the same thing they did for Forza - put out a game with a third of the content of ..."

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Killer Instinct patch to fix Spinal crash and broken 'Jail' system

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2014 12:45pm PST

Spinal's debut in Killer Instinct was marred by bugs and crashes. The next update promises to fix these issues, including the 'Jail' issues and crashes caused by Spinal's teleport move.


Ryse on sale at $40 as new multiplayer DLC nears

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 17, 2014 8:30am PST

Ryse: Son of Rome may have been one of the big shiny exclusives at the heart of the Xbox One launch lineup but, well, it wasn't all that great. To stir up a little interest as it continues its DLC plans, Microsoft is running a week-long download sale bringing Ryse down to $3...


Dead Rising 3's Fallen Angel DLC lands today

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 11, 2014 11:00am PST

Dead Rising 3 has released its next Untold Story of Los Perdidos. The Fallen Angel DLC highlights a new character who wields twin SMGs, drives a Burger Van, and uses electricity to juice up some of her weapons against the zombie menace.