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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die review: fever dream

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT

The latest from Swery is a strange game, indeed. Under all the quirkiness, though, is an intriguing detective story wrapped in intuitive (and fully optional) Kinect controls.

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Why Halo: The Master Chief Collection won't make the jump to PC

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 1:40pm PDT

343 Industries' Dan Ayoub examines the massive scale of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and notes that the priority is getting it right on Xbox One.

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"Halo's PC port history is shaky. Halo CE which was done by Gearbox initially launched with ..."

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Killer Instinct: Season 2's Maya hunts for prey in new trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 11:10am PDT

Maya hunts down some new prey in the latest Killer Instinct: Season 2 trailer and Iron Galaxy teases an all-new original addition to the roster.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection executive producer discusses UI, multiplayer, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 18, 2014 3:00pm PDT

343 Industries has the tall task of bringing all four Master Chief Halo games onto a single disc and executive producer Dan Ayoub talks to Shacknews about the process and about what else to expect from the mega compilation.

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Minecraft for PlayStation 4 hitting stores October 7

By Steve Watts, Sep 18, 2014 8:00am PDT

Following a successful PS4 digital launch, the recently Microsoft-acquired block-building game will hit retail stores soon with a day-one patch.

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"I hope there is a Microsoft logo somewhere on boot up, just for the weirdness of seeing that on ..."

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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die begins its investigation this Friday

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 11:00pm PDT

The Xbox One Kinect-centric mystery from Deadly Premonition creator Swery65 has a release date. It's this Friday!

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How Halo: Nightfall grew from Forward Unto Dawn

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 4:00pm PDT

343 Industries recently talked to Shacknews about the upcoming Halo: Nightfall and how the studio is looking to make this a grander effort than 2012's Forward Unto Dawn.

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Xbox One wired controller headed to PC this fall

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 12:45pm PDT

Microsoft announced a new wired Xbox One controller will be released later this fall for PC gamers.

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"I'm ordering the Asus BT400 now, it's apparently the best one. I still feel like the issue is ..."

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection preview - anniversary plans

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2014 6:01am PDT

343 Industries shows off more of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, with Shacknews able to go hands-on with the upcoming compilation. We also learn more about the steps 343 is taking to update Halo 3 and 4, as well as some new details about the Halo Channel.

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"Last of Us on the PS4 was pretty great. Halo at 60fps will be awesome."

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Forza Horizon 2 creative director talks social racing, open worlds, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 16, 2014 3:15pm PDT

Forza Horizon 2 is opening the road up to anyone looking to drive the vast landscapes of Europe and beyond. To learn more about what the game will feature, Shacknews speaks to Playground's creative director, Ralph Fulton.

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"What? Forza 5 is gimped only because it was a launch release. Just like every other system ..."

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Forza Horizon 2 launching with free DLC vehicle pack

By Daniel Perez, Sep 16, 2014 9:00am PDT

Microsoft has announced a downloadable vehicle pack will be made available for the launch of Forza Horizon 2.

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Halo: Reach free for Xbox Live Gold members

By Daniel Perez, Sep 16, 2014 8:00am PDT

Microsoft has made Halo: Reach available for free for Xbox Live Gold members for the remainder of September.

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"My understanding is that all 360 games obtained via this mechanism are yours, for free, forever, ..."

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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. 

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"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.

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

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New Xbox 360 bundles are coming next week

By Daniel Perez, Sep 12, 2014 8:35am PDT

Microsoft will be shipping out three new Xbox 360 bundles just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

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"how about they make more colors for the Xbox One? It might distract from how it looks like a ..."

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