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Halo: Spartan Strike coming to Windows devices and Steam this December

By Daniel Perez, Oct 15, 2014 9:30am PDT

A new Halo game will be coming to Windows devices and Steam, but it may not be the kind of Halo game you're looking for.


Xbox One Assassin's Creed bundles sneak into retail this fall

By Daniel Perez, Oct 15, 2014 6:35am PDT

Two new Xbox One bundles will be made available this fall that will be the ideal pasckage for would-be assassins.


"Vouchers for Unity AND IV? Whoa. Glad I waited til this holiday season to pick a new console up. ..."

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Killer Instinct trailer prepares for tomorrow's Season 2, teases new fighters

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 14, 2014 10:05am PDT

If you're looking for a new trailer to pump you up for tomorrow's Killer Instinct: Season 2, you can find that here. If you're looking to start speculating on new characters, you can find that in this trailer, too.


"Is there really enough room in the fighting game world for more than 1 or 2 big/popular titles? ..."

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Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox 360 will not receive DLC

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 08, 2014 2:50pm PDT

Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox 360 will indeed prove to be an inferior version of its Xbox One counterpart, since it will not receive any DLC, nor will it support Forza Rewards benefits.


"Right. Lower cost and no need to be concerned with DLC. That's not a bad option, honestly. ..."

- BlockheadBrown see all 5 comments

Forza Horizon 2 fills up with the Mobil 1 Car Pack tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 06, 2014 3:55pm PDT

Forza Horizon 2 is getting its first batch of vehicle DLC tomorrow with the Mobil 1 Car Pack.


"You picked my fav car of all-time for the header. The Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2. So beautiful."

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will include former PC-exclusive maps

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 03, 2014 2:15pm PDT

Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 on PC each had maps that were exclusive to the platform. Those maps will also make the jump to the Xbox One compilation in November.


"Infinity was always one of my favorite Halo maps, glad it will finally get some more exposure."

- Begawkiness see all 10 comments

Getting started with Forza Horizon 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 03, 2014 9:30am PDT

The Shacknews video crew's Joe Tirado offers up a few pointers on getting started with Playground's latest open-world racer.


"Thanks, love the new videos. But tiny bit more in depth would be great is a bit confusing at the ..."

- yoshimi20 see all 2 comments

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition lands on retail shelves this November

By Daniel Perez, Oct 01, 2014 9:15am PDT

Microsoft has announced the retail version of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be making its way to retailers starting this November.


Opinion: Windows 10: Ready or not, here it comes

By Steven Wong, Sep 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Windows 10 was announced today, and it's supposed to be "the best one yet." We'll have to see. But then again, Microsoft needs it to be an operating system good enough for PC gamers. Here's why.


"(By the way, I saw someone theorizing that the reason Microsoft decided to go with "10" instead ..."

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Windows 10 announced

By Steven Wong, Sep 30, 2014 10:38am PDT

Today, Microsoft sent out tweet from a promotional event that officially announces that Windows 10 in the works.


"It feels so fucked up they're showing these with CMD.EXE not PPPOWERSHELL"

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ScreamRide video shows the destructive power of roller coasters

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 29, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Roller coasters are more effective than any wrecking ball, if the latest gameplay footage for ScreamRide is any indication.


"Roller coaster games are pointless with Oculus Rift support now."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 9 comments

Xbox Games with Gold offers Chariot, Darksiders 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in October

By Daniel Perez, Sep 25, 2014 9:30am PDT

Microsoft has announced it'll make Chariot available for Xbox One owners, while Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Darksiders II will be free for Xbox 360 players.


"BC2 was better but even the first was ahead of anything else during its time."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 19 comments

Forza Horizon 2 Review: Drive my car

By Daniel Perez, Sep 25, 2014 12:00am PDT

With a larger open world in Forza Horizon 2, has Microsoft delivered a first-place racing experience or will you be spending more time in the figurative pit stop? Our review.


"A wheel to drive all over the place. Most video i have seen of this game its people driving ..."

- memots see all 26 comments

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.


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.


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

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