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Deadly Premonition creator's D4 announced for Xbox One

Deadly Premonition creator's D4 announced for Xbox One

Oh sure, the new consoles will have various ways to shoot men in the face, some exclusive to one system or another, but what about the interesting stuff? Microsoft announced some proper news during its pre-E3 press conference: Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka 'Swery65' Suehiro and Access Games are making an Xbox One exclusive under the name D4.

Watch : An "episodic noir mystery" »

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Insomniac announces Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac announces Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive

Resistance and Ratchet & Clank creator Insomniac Games only recently released its first non-Sony-exclusive game, Fuse, but oh my it's really going wild with ditching that exclusivity. During Microsoft's pre-E3 press conference today, the studio announced Sunset Overdrive, an open-world shooter exclusive to Xbox One.

Watch: "Fast-paced, traversal-driven" »

"So this is what they did with their original Overstrike design art assets... Looks good."
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Fable Anniversary revamps first Fable for Xbox 360

Fable Anniversary revamps first Fable for Xbox 360

Following an awfully obvious teaser trailer, Lionhead has announced that yes, it's jazzing up the original Fable for re-release on Xbox 360 this holiday season. Fable Anniversary, as it's called, boasts updated models and textures and lighting and 1080p support, along with more of the usual "remaster" sorts of things.

Watch: I mean, honestly, it's Fable, right? »

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CastleStorm assaulting XBLA next week

CastleStorm assaulting XBLA next week

Building forts is cool and smashing them is perhaps even better, so CastleStorm is certainly interesting in concept. It'll be storming Xbox Live Arcade next Wednesday, developer Zen Studios--of Pinball FX2 fame--announced today, for you to build and defend the fort of your dreams while destroying other people's.

Watch: Tower defense meets Angry Birds »

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State of Decay shambling out in June

State of Decay shambling out in June

Open-world zombie apocalypse survive 'em up State of Decay will launch in June on Xbox Live Arcade, developer Undead Labs has announced. A PC release will follow later. The studio established by ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strain also lurched forward with a new trailer clutched in its outstretched arms, showing off snippets of life after undeath.

Watch: Brains etc »

"Very excited for this release. I'm not expecting Skyrim, and I think that's important. I've ..."
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Age of Empires 2 HD coming to Steam April 9

Age of Empires 2 HD coming to Steam April 9

An updated version of the classic strategy game Age of Empires 2 is coming to Steam on March 9, and will include the Conquerors expansion pack. Steam is already offering a 10 percent discount on the game until launch.

Read more: Remastered for 1080p »

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World Series of Poker: Full House Pro announced for XBLA, Windows 8

World Series of Poker: Full House Pro announced for XBLA, Windows 8

"Gotta win 'em all, poker man!" That's how I'd market a poker game, anyway. But Microsoft, for whatever reason, has instead chosen to buddy up with the World Series of Poker to slap its name on an official poke 'em up for Xbox Live Arcade and Windows 8. Coming this Spring, World Series of Poker: Full House Pro will be free-to-play.

Watch: The faces of people playing poker, like in that song »

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Microsoft opens Black Tusk Studios for Halo-scale franchise

Microsoft opens Black Tusk Studios for Halo-scale franchise

Microsoft has opened a shiny new studio in the Canadian city of Vancouver to work on its "next big entertainment franchise." What that'll be, well, that's a mystery for now, but Black Tusk Studios has declared its existence to the world and is staffing up.

Read more: "We're looking to build the next Halo here" »

"Black Tusk is rock formation in the mountains between Vancouver and Whistler. Not sure about the ..."
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Halo 4 trailer shows off Spartan Ops Season 1

Halo 4 trailer shows off Spartan Ops Season 1

With Halo 4 arriving next week, Microsoft is cramming trailers and titbits into the gaping maws of hungry fans awaiting the most expensive game it's ever made. Someone's been sneaking snacks, though, as a trailer for the co-op Spartan Ops mode has appeared on the Internet, seemingly leaked out early.

Watch: Ooh, those naughty Covenant! »

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn introduces Master Chief

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn introduces Master Chief

Halo 4 is the most expensive game Microsoft's ever made, which isn't really surprising considering the surrounding marketing includes a feature-length live-action webseries with special effects up the wazoo. You can see more of the fruits of that big spending today, as fourth episode of Forward Unto Dawn is out now, introducing a real-life version of everyone's favourite chef, Petty Officer John-117.

Watch: Come on, you donkey »

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Halo 4 live-action series first episode released

Halo 4 live-action series first episode released

Oh, you may enjoy playing those Halo video games, running around and shooting people over the Internet, but you don't truly appreciate Halo unless you've read the novels and comics, bought the dolls, and watched the anime and, now, live-action series. Microsoft released the twenty-minute first episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn this morning, with more of the universe-building any true fan craves.

Watch: Plucky cadets pull together »

"that was pretty crappy.... moar mc fucking shit up less whiny tweens "
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State of Decay trailer shows zombie sandbox

State of Decay trailer shows zombie sandbox

"The world doesn't need more dragons," Undead Labs boldly declared back in 2009 when it announced an open-world zombie sandbox codenamed 'Class3.' Even then, it seemed a little short-sighted. One zombie craze later, the studio founded by Blizzard veteran and ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strain is showing off the rotting fruits of their labour, now named State of Decay and coming to PC and Xbox 360.

Watch: Zombies meet car in the trailer »

"Well, here comes the glut of DayZ like games, works for me I guess!"
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Mark of the Ninja shanking XBLA September 7

Mark of the Ninja shanking XBLA September 7

Shank developer Klei Entertainment's love of side-scrolling stabbing surfaces again in its new game, but with a little more subtlety. Ninja sneaking and stabbing sim Mark of the Ninja, will be released via Xbox Live Arcade on September 7, the indie announced yesterday.

Read more: Ninja naughtiness

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Hybrid trailer explains persistent world war

Hybrid trailer explains persistent world war

It's not all fun and games bouncing around Scribblenauts creator 5th Cell's

Hybrid, as each round of the 3v3 multiplayer shooter affects a persistent over-arching world war between the two factions. With Hybrid's release on XBLA in the Summer of Arcade looming near, a new trailer from 5th Cell explains just how it all works.

Watch: Don the paper bag of shame »

"Also the fact that at the time of release less than 48% of Steam users was on Windows XP, ..."
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NASA Mars rover lands on Kinect in free game

NASA Mars rover lands on Kinect in free game

Hey, kids! Science is fun, and space is cool! So come up, fire up your Xbox 360 and play Mars Rover Landing, a free Kinect Fun Labs game which lets you land NASA's wicked sick Curiosity rover on that gnarly red planet. Parents, please, encourage fondness for sciences in your spawn.

Read more: Speed through the atmosphere and deploy the sky crane »

"It takes 4 months to make a lap on a 1/4 mile course. Strap in kids!"
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