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About Scott Baker

The only thing that makes Scott happier than playing a brilliant game is sharing a brilliant game with other people. Fun fact: some psychologists call this "vicarious pride." He studies psychology and therefore knows more about you than you do. He's also too ashamed to admit that his wife is better than him at Super Mario World. You can try to understand him on Twitter.
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Snapping screenshots is on its way to Xbox One

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Phil Spencer tweeted the above image, saying, “Nice to finally be doing this on my Xbox One dev kit.” You see that itty bitty text in the center that says “Press Y to save the screenshot?” That’s probably what he’s talking about.

Last October, Phil Spencer promised to let you save screenshots on your Xbox One in a future update, and it looks like it’s coming soon. We only just got the February update that brought Game Hubs, custom backgrounds, faster controller connectivity, and other things, so he’s keeping his team busy.

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Microsoft building off of Minecraft’s success

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Microsoft shelled out $2.5 billion to acquire Minecraft studio Mojang, and now we’re starting to see why. In its published earnings report, Microsoft announced a revenue of $171 million for its …
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Xbox One is coming to Windows 10, and Windows 10 is coming to Xbox One
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Xbox One is coming to Windows 10, and Windows 10 is coming to Xbox One

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All eyes were on Microsoft a few days ago as the tech giant revealed Windows 10, HoloLens and many more shiny new things. Xbox fans (like us) were rewarded with the announcement that Windows 10 is coming to Xbox One, and a whole lot of features will be coming with it. Your PC is about to become the ultimate companion to your living room entertainment.

Perhaps the biggest announcement is that you will be able to stream your Xbox One games to any Windows 10 device, like a laptop or Surface tablet. Nintendo and Sony have already demonstrated the value of this coveted feature, but your tablet will make a bigger screen than a Wii U GamePad or a Vita. You just need a good spot to prop it.

There will also be games playable on both platforms, starting with Fable Legends. Game DVR will be accessible from your PC where a mouse and keyboard make better editing tools. And, DirectX 12 should make a big difference to graphics with its optimization black magic. Check it out in the video below:

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons creator has a new studio and a new game

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The team behind last year’s Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has started a new studio called Hazelight, headed by the Brothers director Josef Fares. Electronic Arts is publishing their first game, teased in the screenshot above. It does not yet have a title.

Fares’ success with Brothers came after many successful works in film. “Movies are a great way of telling a story,” he says, “but the potential of interactive storytelling through games is even greater.” After the emotional journey that Brothers was, he has a point.

When inquired, Hazelight told us “We are not at AAA level budget-wise. We are a comparably small team in the area of 20-25 employees.” In other words, they are right up our alley. Check out the teaser for their new game below.

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Infinity Blade Saga coming to Xbox One…in China

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iOS smash-hit Infinity Blade is coming to Xbox One as Infinity Blade Saga, confirms Chinese site A9VG. The console compilation will reportedly include all three games in the series and will be playable with Kinect or a controller. The port is coming from the games division of Tencent, a huge Chinese Internet company that invests in all kinds of businesses (including video games). It is a stakeholder for Epic Games, which owns Infinity Blade developer Chair Entertainment.

The original iOS games use swipe motions and symbols to engage opponents in one-on-one combat. The series makes up some of the highest-rated iOS games on the App Store and have each been flagship showoff pieces for the iPhone’s graphics capabilities. They’re also really fun. See the game playing on Kinect in the video below:

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Killer Instinct Season 2 continues with new character Kan-Ra
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Killer Instinct Season 2 continues with new character Kan-Ra

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Kan-Ra is the third character to join the Killer Instinct Season 2 roster alongside TJ Combo and Maya, developer Iron Galaxy announced on its official forum.

As you can tell from his appearance, Kan-Ra has had quite a few rough years. As a royal vizier in ancient Babylon, his relentless drive for knowledge and power got him in trouble with his king. The king cursed him with endless torment, so his body rots away without ever dying.

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Watch Xbox Upload on the web and Xbox 360

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Upload, Microsoft’s curated channel of community videos, can now be watched online at Xbox.com/upload and from the Upload 360 app for Xbox 360. Originally, Upload could be viewed only …
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Telltale’s Game of Thrones will follow five playable characters

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Telltale Games’ upcoming Game of Thrones adventure will follow the stories of five different playable characters, reports International Business Times after speaking with Senior VP of Publishing Steve Allison. The characters will …
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Minecraft Halloween and steampunk texture packs available now

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Here’s some treats that you don’t have to dress up for — Minecraft has new texture packs available. Spook your world with the Halloween texture pack, available now for free. There is …
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November Xbox One update is all about you

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November’s Xbox One update is opening up new options to show off who you are online and change the look of your console interface. There’s also some new ways to watch content through the OneGuide. Here is the rundown:

You can now suit up your profile with your Location and Bio like on the Xbox 360, but you also have a “Showcase” that rolls clips from Game DVR or your notable Achievements as soon as someone looks at your profile. This can be customized with whatever content you want. Speaking of Game DVR, you can finally share your clips to Twitter straight from your console. Nice!

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