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Halo 4 live-action series first episode released

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 05, 2012 8:15am PDT

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 ...

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"that was pretty crappy.... moar mc fucking shit up less whiny tweens "

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State of Decay trailer shows zombie sandbox

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 22, 2012 7:00am PDT

"The world doesn't need more dragons," Undead Labs boldly declared it announced a multiplayer zombie sandbox game codenamed 'Class3' back in 2009. Oh, how little they knew! Now, one zombie craze later, the studio founded by Blizzard veteran and ArenaNet co-founder Jeff Strai...

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"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

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 14, 2012 6:45am PDT

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 developer has confirmed.

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Hybrid trailer explains persistent world war

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2012 11:30am PDT

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. Come learn a little about it in a new trailer.

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"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

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 17, 2012 9:00am PDT

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 Mars rover on that gnarly red planet. Parents, please, try to foster scientific interest ...

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

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Forza Horizon pre-order bonus includes car for Forza 4

By John Keefer, Jul 11, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Forza Horizon is coming out in October, but pre-orders will get exclusive vehicle downloads, and the Collector's Edition will offer VIP membership for the game.

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Microsoft acquires Magic Marker dev Press Play

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2012 5:00pm PDT

Microsoft has picked up Press Play, maker of Max and the Magic Marker and Tentacles, it was announced amidst all the E3 hubub on Monday. It's probably mostly for the Danish studio's mobile mastery, as neither game came to Xbox 360 but both hit Windows Phone.

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Gears of War: Judgement formally announced with E3 trailer

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2012 12:46pm PDT

Epic has whispered and muttered about a new Gears of War over the past few days, but Gears of War: Judgement was only formally unveiled during Microsoft's presentation at E3 today. The trailer confirmed that yes, Baird and Cole Train will be shooting guns a lot.

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"Ick, would rather see Bulletstorm 2! That game was a gem of 2011."

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Forza Horizon racing out in October

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2012 10:02am PDT

Forza Horizon, the latest in the Xbox exclusive racing series, is coming to 360 on October 23, Microsoft just announced during its E3 press event. It's been under wraps since it was announced in March, but a trailer revealed a little of what we can expect.

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"But you have all of those tracks in Forza 4 (and probably 5). There are other people in the ..."

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Fable dev looking for multiplayer designer

By Jeff Mattas, May 14, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Though what they're working on is unknown, Lionhead Studios is now seeking to hire an "experienced multiplayer level designer."

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Fable Heroes could lead to more Fable spin-offs, if successful

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 19, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Fable Heroes, the upcoming spin-off of Lionhead's Fable series, could be the precursor to other Fable-based spin-off games, according to the developer.

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"I love the Fable series, even if 3 had tons of bad design decisions... But this game looks like ..."

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Forza Horizon announced for fall

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 05, 2012 7:45am PST

A mysterious new Forza racing game is in development for Xbox 360, Microsoft revealed at its Spring Showcase. What Forza Horizon will actually bring is a mystery, though, as MS had nothing to say and simply showed a tone-setting trailer of stock footage.

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"Translation: We thought we'd sell millions of these season pass things, but that shit ain't ..."

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Deadlight announced for Xbox 360

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 18, 2012 7:45am PST

"Cinematic puzzle platformer" Deadlight is to be published by Microsoft Studios exclusively on XBLA this summer, developer Tequila Works announced today. While no mention is made of 'the Z-word,' you can smell 'em a mile off.

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"He said that when he looked into the deadlights... he wanted to BE there... They all float ..."

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Double Fine's Happy Action Theater opens Feb 1

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 16, 2012 8:00am PST

Stacking and Brutal Legend developer Double Fine's Kinect minigame collection Happy Action Theater for Xbox Live Arcade will raise its curtain on February 1, studio head honcho Tim Schafer has announced.

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"Tech Demos: The Game? I guess that's what everyone does with Kinect."

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Microsoft Flight launches in spring as free-to-play

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2012 8:15am PST

Microsoft Flight will launch into the skies of Hawaii this spring, held aloft by wizardry and a free-to-play model. Extra aircraft, missions and "customization options" will be sold through Games for Windows Live.

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"Yeah, it's... interesting. Magic multiplayer is pretty slick. Right now it definitely ..."

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