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Microsoft Announces Backwards Compatibility for Project Scarlett, Boasts Four-Generation Support
1 month ago

Microsoft Announces Backwards Compatibility for Project Scarlett, Boasts Four-Generation Support

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On Sunday afternoon during the Microsoft E3 press conference Executive Vice President of Gaming, Phil Spencer, introduced details for their next console code-named Project Scarlett. While most of the presentation …
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Winter of Arcade Games and Gift Card Promotion Announced
7 months ago

Winter of Arcade Games and Gift Card Promotion Announced

Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade revival, Winter of Arcade, has been detailed with all of the games participating in the promotion as well as when this ID@Xbox celebration is starting. Little …
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The Mummy: Demastered review: Embalmed
2 years ago

The Mummy: Demastered review: Embalmed

I don’t think anyone was expecting, nor asking for, a game based on Universal Pictures’ ultimately-panned summer blockbuster, The Mummy. Here we are months later with The Mummy Demastered, a …
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Armikrog Review: Penetrable Fortress
3 years ago

Armikrog Review: Penetrable Fortress

Back in mid-2013 Doug TenNapel launched a Kickstarter alongside Pencil Test Studios to create a new adventure game deeply inspired by his adventure game from 1996, The Neverhood. Read More

Happy Wars makes Xbox One debut on April 24; Xbox 360 version receives patch
4 years ago

Happy Wars makes Xbox One debut on April 24; Xbox 360 version receives patch

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After a false start, Toylogic Inc. has announced Happy Wars is making its way onto Xbox One this Friday, April 24.

Taking advantage of the increased power of the Xbox One are improved textures, lighting and special effects and split-screen play for up to four people on a single television. The current generation port will include all of the twenty-plus updates from the original. Toylogic Inc. is incorporating the sharing of item and rank progression between the Xbox One and 360 versions, however, cross-platform play will not be included.

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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition lives again on Xbox 360 and Xbox One
5 years ago

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition lives again on Xbox 360 and Xbox One

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The lucha-themed Metroid-vania adventure Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will make its debut on Xbox One and Xbox 360 soon. No official date has been given to the new revision of Guacamelee!, but there are some details on how it differs from last year’s Playstation and PC releases. Super Turbo Championship Edition boasts all of the DLC previously released on other platforms as well as additional story content, new areas, a brand new boss called The Trio of Death, and a new INTENSO combat mode among other tweaks. Drinkbox Studios has released the trailer below showcasing what to expect in Guacamelee! STCE.
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Peggle 2 coming to Xbox 360 in May, Duel Mode free on Xbox One
5 years ago

Peggle 2 coming to Xbox 360 in May, Duel Mode free on Xbox One

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Xbox 360 owners who have not yet thrown down money for a Xbox One will be able to get their hands on the newest Peggle game in the coming months. EA and PopCap Games have announced Peggle 2 will release on Xbox 360 on May 7 in North America and Europe. The release date comes alongside news of the Xbox One version receiving a free update that inserts Duel Mode into the game which is available now.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon teaser trailer and website embrace an ’80s future
6 years ago

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon teaser trailer and website embrace an ’80s future

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Farcry 3: Blood Dragon has been on XBLA Fans’ radar since Marketplace art leaked online last month, and now Ubisoft has made one of its worst-kept secrets a reality. A teaser trailer for Blood Dragon appeared alongside a Geocities-esque website today, which portrays the game as an ’80s sci-fi action movie. The teaser doesn’t reveal much outside of reinforcing the 80s-inspired aesthetic, though we captured a brief flash of what appears to be in-game footage. If anything can be gleaned from it, it looks as though Blood Dragon will keep with Far Cry’s FPS lineage.

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Newsbit: Microsoft toying with “wearable” controllers
7 years ago

Newsbit: Microsoft toying with “wearable” controllers

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By now the world is well aware of what it’s like to be the controller thanks to Kinect and other motion-sensing peripherals, but a recently-filed patent from Microsoft hints …
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Microsoft renews Killer Instinct trademark
7 years ago

Microsoft renews Killer Instinct trademark

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Not much is said on the matter, but PlayXBLA got the okay from the Microsoft legal team to announce the trademark renewal for the long-absent fighting game franchise, Killer …
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