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Joystiq's Jess Conditt and Sinan Kubba react to the news from Microsoft's Gamescom 2014 press conference in Cologne, Germany. If you missed the event, get caught up quickly with our recap of the news, then give us your analysis in the comments. Was it a strong showing or was there something you wa...

August 12th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft's first entry in the series built only for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4, is a looker. As demonstrated in a new trailer assembled for Gamescom 2014, Unity's Paris is a bustling, glistening city full of 19th century grandeur. It's also full of insane civil unrest and...

August 12th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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The beta for Halo 5: Guardians begins on December 29 and ends on January 18, developer 343 Industries announced during Microsoft's Gamescom press conference. This is a slight shift from the initial beta launch dates of December 27 - January 17. Things unlocked in the beta will carry over to the fu...

August 12th 2014 at 9:37am 0 Comments
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The aggravating wait to play digital copies of high-profile games as soon as they launch is about to become a little easier on Xbox One: during Microsoft's Gamescom 2014 presentation, Xbox head Phil Spencer announced the incoming option to pre-order and pre-download games from a "select" range of...

August 12th 2014 at 9:33am 0 Comments
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Microsoft announced the Halo Channel during its Gamescom 2014 press event today. The channel is a digital network dedicated to original content centered around the first-person shooter series for Windows and Xbox One. The Halo Channel will host gameplay streams powered by Twitch, and also offers s...

August 12th 2014 at 9:19am 0 Comments
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With Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection en route to the Xbox One in 2014, Microsoft is set to have a packed media briefing in Germany today. A focus on AAA exclusives is to be expected, though Microsoft may also strike a balance – much like the new and o...

August 12th 2014 at 9:09am 0 Comments