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Rumor: First title from ex-Call of Duty devs is Xbox exclusive mech game

By John Keefer, Apr 29, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Respawn Entertainment has said it will be showing off its first game at E3, but has played things pretty tight about specifics, except for recently rademarking the name Titan. However, new information suggests a mech game that may be exclusive to the next Xbox.


"His statement wasn't racist in the least. International companies create strategies based on the ..."

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Rumor: Thief devs 'unhappy' with demo, holding back gameplay footage

By John Keefer, Apr 26, 2013 2:04pm PDT

Fans who have been anxiously waiting for a glimpse of the next Thief game have yet to see any gameplay footage. Why? Sources suggest that the development team is currently unhappy with how the game is shaping up.


"Hopefully they have the balls to do whatever has to be done to make the game fun. Valve scrapped ..."

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Next Mass Effect absorbs Kingdoms of Amalur talent

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 10:25am PDT

Former members of the Amalur team are now working on the next Mass Effect game.


"Rise of the Nations of the Gears of the War of the Kingdoms of the Empires of the Dynasties of ..."

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Next Xbox to be revealed on May 21

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 24, 2013 10:09am PDT

The next Xbox will be revealed on May 21st, Microsoft has announced.


"So many of these points are no longer accurate or are just flat-out outdated, though. 1. ..."

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Report: Microsoft looking to bring 'Heroes' to Xbox as original content

By John Keefer, Apr 17, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Microsoft has been pushing to get the next Xbox into the TV space, but a new report out of Hollywood suggests the company is looking at bringing...



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Battlefield 4 single-player campaign is DICE trying to 'grow up'

By John Keefer, Apr 16, 2013 12:30pm PDT

The Battlefield series has thrived on multiplayer, so it was a bit of a surprise when it was announced at GDC that Battlefield 4 would focus more on a single-player campaign. Developer DICE wants to create more than just a shooter experience and have players form a bond with...


"Enjoyed the BFBC2 campaign, but BF3 was total trash and only the air missions was cool."

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Microsoft director who fueled 'always-on' debate has left company

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2013 6:30am PDT

The Microsoft director who fueled the "always-on" debate for the next Xbox via Twitter has reportedly left the company, although it is not clear if he resigned or was forced to leave.


"Because the guy was a moron and I'm pretty sure Microsoft wouldn't have fired him over some ..."

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Microsoft engineers hint at next Xbox TV plans

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2013 1:05pm PDT

Microsoft engineers, designers, and recent acquisitions paint an intriguing but still incomplete portrait of what we may expect from the next Xbox's entertainment functionality.


"New TV feature I would like: the multi channel grid Marty McFly watched on his TV."

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Bloomberg: Next Xbox won't be backwards-compatible

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 08, 2013 4:45pm PDT

Speaking to an anonymous source, Bloomberg reports that the next Xbox will use a variant of AMD Jaguar technology, and that the switch to x86 architecture (much like PS4) will mean "game discs made for the current Xbox 360 won't be compatible."


"Its not an announcement! Its a fucking leak or rumor, probably from Sony. Thanks for falling for ..."

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Microsoft director jumps into 'always-on connection' discussion [update]

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 05, 2013 8:30am PDT

Adam Orth, creative director at Microsoft's video game division, defended always-on connections on Twitter, saying that "I want every device to be 'always on.'"


"I don't always play online but my consoles are always connected anyway. That being said, I ..."

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Rumor: Next Xbox to require internet connection to start games

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Sources claim that as recently as two weeks ago, the next Xbox (codenamed "Durango") required an online connection to start games or apps, and suspends them after three minutes of being offline.


"Guess I know what I'm not getting, not that I had any intention of getting one anyways. It's a ..."

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Thief's new voice actor for Garrett unveiled

By John Keefer, Apr 04, 2013 9:00am PDT

The was much wailing and gnashing of teeth from old-school Thief fans when it was revealed that Stephen Russell would not be reprising the role of Garrett. But in a new community video post, Eidos Montreal has revealed the new actor, found during a talent search in Montreal.


"I really hope it at least remains defaulted to first-person. I should stop reading about this game."

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Thief preview: out of the shadows

By John Keefer, Apr 04, 2013 6:00am PDT

The team at Eidos Montreal has a tough road ahead with its reboot of Thief. On the one hand, it must face the expectations of old-school players who loved the original Looking Glass and Ion Storm games. On the other, it must appease newer gamers who may have limited experien...


"More like I think we are all tired of all the releases of late. Turned gaming into boredom. I ..."

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Far Cry 3 technical director on next-gen console development

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 03, 2013 7:55am PDT

Far Cry 3 technical director Cedric Decelles is thoroughly excited for PS4 and the next-generation of consoles. After accepting the award for Best Technology at the GDC Awards, we chatted with him about what he thinks will come from the next-gen.


"That was at the end of the game though. But I hated that part, too. I've been meaning to replay ..."

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Epic Games VP explains why PS4 is like 'the world's best PC'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 03, 2013 7:25am PDT

One of the biggest changes for the upcoming console generation is the switch to x86 architecture. What does Epic Games--developer of the near-ubiquitous Unreal Engine--have to say about it? Well, they're gushing as well.


"It also had things like tesselation and some other features that didn't hit until the next gen."

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