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About Nick Santangelo

Nick has been a gamer since the 8-bit days and has been reporting on the games industry since 2011. Don't interrupt him while he's questing through an RPG or watching the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers or Flyers. Follow Nick Santangelo on Twitter.
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Rivals of Aether showed me how terrible I am at Smash Brothers
3 years ago

Rivals of Aether showed me how terrible I am at Smash Brothers

Although I adore the games, I never considered myself to be “good” at Super Smash Brothers. After spending a few days with the Xbox Game Preview Program build of Rivals …
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Yes, Xbox Scorpio was inspired by cell phones, says Microsoft
3 years ago

Yes, Xbox Scorpio was inspired by cell phones, says Microsoft

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It was clear the moment Microsoft unveiled Xbox Scorpio at June’s Electronic Entertainment Expo: Microsoft wants in on some of that yearly release smartphone money. In fact, this much was …
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Song of the Deep review: Caught in the current
3 years ago

Song of the Deep review: Caught in the current

Insomniac Games made a name for itself with the Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet and Clank and Resistance series on PlayStation platforms, but Xbox owners probably know them best for Sunset …
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All Microsoft titles might not get Xbox Play Anywhere support after all
3 years ago

All Microsoft titles might not get Xbox Play Anywhere support after all

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You may recall that Microsoft announced a new program called Xbox Play Anywhere at its E3 media briefing in June. Play Anywhere was pitched at the time as a program …
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Terraria update breaks online multiplayer
3 years ago

Terraria update breaks online multiplayer

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If you were thinking about playing some Terraria online multiplayer, you might want to think again. An update that went live yesterday has completely broken the game’s online multiplayer on …
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The best Xbox One indie games from the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale
3 years ago

The best Xbox One indie games from the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale

Yesterday Microsoft kicked off its annual Xbox Ultimate Game Sale, featuring discounts of up to 85 percent off MSRP on more than 250 games. To state the obvious, that’s a …
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These are the games of next week’s Xbox Ultimate Game Sale
3 years ago

These are the games of next week’s Xbox Ultimate Game Sale

Confirming a popular rumor that had been floating around the past few days, Microsoft today announced that 2016’s Xbox Ultimate Game Sale will kick off on Tuesday, July 5 and …
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Microsoft makes its one millionth Xbox One elite controller
3 years ago

Microsoft makes its one millionth Xbox One elite controller

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Microsoft’s $150 Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is popular — like, really popular. Just over eight months since the premium, modular control pad launched, the one millionth unit rolled off …
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Inside review: They are coming
3 years ago

Inside review: They are coming

They are coming. They are coming to take you away, and they remain ever vigilant as they endeavor towards that end. I cannot tell you who “they” are, where they …
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Opinion: Microsoft took back the indie crown from Sony at E3, and no one noticed
3 years ago

Opinion: Microsoft took back the indie crown from Sony at E3, and no one noticed

If you read XBLA Fans with any regularity — or even any irregularity, for that matter — then you’ve probably noticed something about us: we cover indie games. A lot. …
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