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"It's like making a new Star Wars movie," says Patrick Dwyer, lead designer on developer Robomodo's upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. "The originals are great and then the rest weren't as good." He's referring, of course, to the high bar set by the first four games in the storied extreme sports f...

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Xbox Preview Programs have long been popular. They're easy ways to get sneak peeks at features that won't reach the masses for weeks, if not longer. Unfortunately, though, they're now proving to be too popular -- Microsoft is warning that it's "slowing" the number of people it lets into the Xbo...

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Gears of War practically defined the Xbox 360. And as is the recent trend, it's getting a fancy schmancy remaster that runs at 1080p and 60 frames per second. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is the first project from the new Gears studio, The Coalition, and it worked as a sort of training exercise...

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Rock Band is rising from the dead this fall, and as such we're starting to get finer details about different prices and packages for the forthcoming game. Unfortunately for Xbox One owners, the "disc-only" version of Rock Band 4 will cost $79.99, $20 more than the PlayStation 4 version. Harmonix c...

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Kerbal Space Program's cute little green engineers are coming to Xbox One. Much like the PlayStation 4 version that was announced in June, there isn't a release date listed for the spaceship-building sim on Xbox. But considering the latter has an Early Access-like program of its own we could theor...

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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime was nominated for an award in Visual Art at the 2013 Independent Games Festival, and since then it looks like this little game has gotten a lot bigger and brighter. Plus, it has more creative weapons and interstellar baddies, which is definitely something worth wait...

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If you couldn't get into the beta for Hi-Rez Studios' Xbox One port of Smite, today's your lucky day: you never will. Today, the free-to-play third-person MOBA finally left beta for a full launch on Xbox Live. The game was originally slated for an early 2015 launch, but hit delays that extended th...

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Have you ever had a dream where you were in a place, but it looked or felt like another place? As in, you were in San Francisco, but really it was your friend Paul's basement in Delaware? That's what I imagine playing this knock-off console from a Chinese Kickstarter-style crowdfunding site is lik...

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Redditor OomaThurman recently detailed a hidden "very high" video quality setting tucked within the Xbox One's streaming app. Thurman writes, "Simply edit the userconsoledata in the xbox app folder and change IsInternalPreview to true," though there are actually a couple of additional steps needed...

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Fullbright struck a nerve with 2013's Gone Home, its emotionally haunting tale of a 20-something who returns from Europe in 1995 to find her family home deserted. That indie game darling not only became a critical success for the small Portland, Oregon-based studio, but also won a BAFTA in 2014 fo...

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It wasn't until after I'd repeatedly pummeled an oversized rat's testicles that I realized why preserving video game history is so important. Were it not for Rare Replay, an anthology of 30 games spanning 32 years, I'd never have played Battletoads Arcade and would've missed one of the finest mome...

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