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Microsoft Studios manager Michael Saxs Persson tells Joystiq that Project Spark is a natural evolution of the programming language found in Kodu Game Lab, the game building software released on Xbox 360 and PC in 2009. "The project architect from Kodu is working on the language for this game," Pers...

June 13th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, says the company isn't changing its sales projections on the Skylanders franchise, or this fall's Skylanders: Swap Force, in the face of Disney Infinity. "We're still bullish on our projections. We feel like it was only a matter of time, given the sca...

June 13th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Considering how many games trace their dystopian wasteland roots to it, it's interesting to see the E3 hands-off demo of the new Mad Max hone in something with plenty of room for exploration: vehicular combat. Just Cause dev Avalanche Studios promises 50 "authentic" Mad Max vehicles for players to...

June 13th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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In the video above Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag multiplayer game director, Damien Kieken, explains the benefits of Game Lab, a new tool allowing you to create and share their own custom multiplayer match types. Over 200 different parameters can be tweaked through Game Lab, allowing you to limit...

June 13th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Though one of Microsoft's biggest announcements to grow Xbox Live's social community was an exclusive partnership with video game broadcaster Twitch, the service could potentially be found on any platform, Twitch VP of Marketing Matthew DiPietro told Joystiq. "The strategy for Twitch is twofold ri...

June 12th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Forza Motorsport 5 will, in some capacity, feature the hosts of BBC's spectacularly popular motoring show Top Gear, Turn 10 design lead Bill Giese said during a walkthrough of the game's modes during E3. Jeremy Clarkson, who lent his voice to Forza 4's Autovista mode, will be joined by co-hosts Ri...

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Xbox One won't offer Live in every country at launch, but it has a concrete lineup of Live-supported countries that includes the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and a handful of European nations. Check out the complete list below (image above from NeoGAF). Without Xbox Live, games on Xbox O...

June 12th 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments