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Halo 5 Warden boss fight gets nerfed

By John Keefer, Apr 18, 2016 7:55am PDT

343 Industries agrees that the encounter was pretty brutal on tougher difficulties.


"So it wasn't just me. I never said anything, but I thought those things were frustrating as ..."

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Gears of War 4 embraces CCG craze with new Gear Crates and Gear Cards system

By Daniel Perez, Apr 14, 2016 8:22am PDT

Collectible cards will soon be invading the Gears of War franchise when Gears of War 4 releases later this year.


"That's too bad. I'm going to miss how paid map DLC splinters the community and messes with the ..."

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Xbox One Slim possibly leaked through FCC

By Daniel Perez, Apr 12, 2016 8:43am PDT

An Xbox One Slim could possibly be revealed at this year's E3, if a recent FCC filing is to be believed.


"The connector wasn't but the wiring is. I sniped the connector off a dead one and wired it to a ..."

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Gears of War 4 beta gameplay footage leaked

By Daniel Perez, Apr 12, 2016 7:56am PDT

The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta is kicking off next week, but you can catch nearly 15 minutes of in-game action thanks to a recent leak.


"^yup Also it being a big dumb game it's fine. Don't hafta be so critical of glorified pest ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 6 comments

Gears of War 4's first story trailer includes Marcus Fenix and a new hero

By Daniel Perez, Apr 11, 2016 6:47am PDT

Marcus' fight is far from over, but who is this new hero? Could he be picking up where Marcus left off?


"I'll bet that it will be an one exclusive for at least a while. If it comes to PC at all."

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Gears of War 4 coming in October

By Steve Watts, Apr 06, 2016 6:20am PDT

But alas, they still refuse to call it "Gears of Four."


"Wish they'd do a pc release too, even if on the despised and reviled Store"

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There won't be an Xbox 1.5, says Spencer

By John Keefer, Apr 04, 2016 2:20pm PDT

Rumors have been circulating that Microsoft my do a minor upgrade to compete with the supposed PlayStation 4.5, but Microsoft's Phil Spencer has squelched those thoughts.


"To me it sounds like they have left the door open for the 3 consoles of 360 which is expected. ..."

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Xbox One owners can now turn their console into a dev kit

By Daniel Perez, Mar 30, 2016 10:22am PDT

It was nearly three years when Microsoft made its original promise, and today, that promise has been realized.


"Ooo I wonder if you can get 3d from the kinect camera in UWP? You're right, it would make photo ..."

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Killer Instinct PC port has a major bug linked to your monitor refresh rate

By Daniel Perez, Mar 30, 2016 7:11am PDT

C-C-C-Combo breaker!


"You don't need a Nvidia card to limit fps, it's ridiculously easy to do it in amd control panel ..."

- Longgshot see all 16 comments

Xbox One backwards compatibility adds Halo Wars, Soul Calibur II, and King of Fighers '98

By Daniel Perez, Mar 28, 2016 9:31am PDT

Three new games are now available to play on your Xbox One through backwards compatibility.


"This BC program is a sham. Also the emulator has "black crush" syndrome. Makes darker games ..."

- rtricoche see all 8 comments

Rocket League Xbox One / PS4 cross-network play 'figured out' by Psyonix

By Daniel Perez, Mar 22, 2016 7:00am PDT

They have the technology. Now to see if Sony and Microsoft will play nice for this momentous occasion.


"They already have a solution for that for PC & PS4 players, shouldn't be difficult to add in ..."

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Halo 5's Warzone Firefight debut trailer shows frantic co-op action

By Daniel Perez, Mar 21, 2016 7:05am PDT

We're going to need some more REQs for Warzone Firefight.


""All-new" It's just Halo's Firefight game type on old Warzone maps. "

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Xbox One Spring sale discounts console to $299 on March 20

By Daniel Perez, Mar 18, 2016 7:28am PDT

Xbox One bundles will also receive a $50 discount, which includes the upcoming Quantum Break bundle.


"Buying an xbox one is about as exciting as paying my bills too me.... ill get one when that changes"

- godm0de see all 3 comments

Gears of War 4 beta release date announed

By Daniel Perez, Mar 15, 2016 6:20am PDT

Prepare to curb stomp your enemies once again in the upcoming Gears of War 4 beta.


"I feel so weird not having an Xbox one for this game. This is my favorite modern game franchise. "

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Xbox One March 2016 update will be available to Preview members tomorrow

By Daniel Perez, Mar 01, 2016 7:31am PST

16-person Party Chat and the ability to purchase Xbox 360 games are just some of the improvements you can expect.