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Halo 5: Guardians won't force you to you choose between the grand scale of its single-player story and the camaraderie of multiplayer... in theory, you'll get both at the same time. The crew at 343 Industries has revealed that its sci-fi shooter will include Warzone, a 24-player mode that has you...

June 15th 2015 at 12:58pm 0 Comments
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Fans of backward compatibility are getting their wish: Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One will be able to play Xbox 360 games, and if you're in the preview program you can start testing it today. Demonstrated onstage with Mass Effect, it's not exactly like the Xbox 360's implementation, si...

June 15th 2015 at 12:49pm 0 Comments
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If you're an Xbox fan, today's the day you've been waiting for. Microsoft is getting ready to show us what's next for the platform, live from E3 2015 in Los Angeles. Will we learn additional details about Halo 5​: Guardians? There's a good chance. Or, perhaps, the company plans to talk more about...

June 15th 2015 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Welcome to E3 2015! Today is Day Zero and we have a lineup of major showcases ahead of us, starting with Microsoft's Xbox press conference at 9AM PT. We expect to see new footage and details about Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza 6 and a ton of smaller, though no less impressive,...

June 15th 2015 at 11:41am 0 Comments
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Battleborn looked like it would be my kryptonite. When Gearbox Software showed the game to a group of reporters at a pre-E3 event, the roster of 25 characters looked like League of Legends clones, all of them clashing like a teenage anime enthusiast's backup Tumblr. That the studio emphasized a 5-...

June 12th 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Gamers picking up the first consumer Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will notice a very familiar controller scheme -- the company just announced it will ship with an Xbox One wireless controller and adapter packed in. Although it doesn't support plugging into game consoles directly, Oculus and...

June 11th 2015 at 1:24pm 0 Comments
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If you've ever followed the Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka E3) closely, you know that there are a lot of events taking place in a short space of time: press conferences, live booth presentations and legions of game premieres. How in the world are you supposed to watch it all? We'll be on the g...

June 2nd 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Like any Mad Max fan thrilled by the film Fury Road, I approached Avalanche Studios' new video game translation hoping to find echoes of the film's anarchic spirit. And while the full game may deliver -- we won't know until review time -- the current demo feels more like a mundane snapshot of Max'...

May 26th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's not unheard of for game console makers to invite fans to their media events -- largely to get more cheering than they'd usually get -- but Microsoft is upping the ante for its E3 gathering this year. It's planning to offer 500 tickets that gets you into both the company's June 15th press conf...

May 14th 2015 at 1:29pm 0 Comments
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Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will be the first in the WayForward-developed series under publisher Little Orbit, and a new name means a new direction. Whereas the previous game, Explore The Dungeon Because I Don't Know! was ... well, a dungeon-crawler, Secret of the Nameless Ki...

June 14th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Had you been on the floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center this year, you would have heard one question, echoing from journalist to journalist: "This year feels a little ... weird, don't you think?" It's hard to put a finger on exactly why E3 2014 gave off a strange vibe, but darn it all, we're...

June 14th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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When you think about games with an active modding community, you likely think of heavy-hitters like Skyrim, Counter-Strike and the like. Dig a little deeper and you'll strike the root of something else entirely: Farming Simulator. In an industry of space marines, monsters, aliens and assassins, th...

June 13th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments