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7 hrs ago | IGN

Check Out This Modder's Xbox One Laptop

Console modder Ed Zarick posted an update on his blog , revealing the next iteration of his XBOOK laptops -- a 500GB XBOOK ONE boasting a 22 inch Vizio 1080p LED television, an upgrade from the XBOOK 360's 19 inch 720p LCD monitor. The unit comes with vinyl casing, 3D printed customized color components, a front slot-loading disc drive, and all of the cable connections intact on the backside of the unit.


Related Topix: The, Kinect, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox, TV, Electronics

18 hrs ago | My Edmonds

Edmonds man hosting workout fundraiser for childhood cancer Sept. 20

E dmonds resident Jeff Millet, owner of Northcore Performance Training in Shoreline, is hosting a free workout fundraiser event on Saturday, Sept. 20 to help raise awareness for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is in September.


Related Topix: _No Company, Matter, Video Games

Fri Sep 12, 2014


AMC To Board Channel 4 Series 'Humans' As Xbox...

I've learned that AMC is in final negotiations to join UK broadcaster Channel 4 as co-producer and U.S. distributor of upcoming eight-episode sci-fi drama series Humans . The project, an adaptation of Swedish series Real Humans , was announced in April as a co-production between Channel 4 and Xbox Entertainment Studios, in what was the first greenlighted scripted series for the entertainment arm of Microsoft's XBox .


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, Microsoft Xbox, X360


The KitchenAid of Your Dreams, Semi-Smart Scale, $150 GoPro [Deals]

There's no telling how long this will last , but you can get a KitchenAid Pro 450 stand mixer right now for $175, brand new and direct from KitchenAid's own eBay storefront. [ Get these deals and more, and earlier on Deals.Kinja .


Related Topix: The, Deep Silver, Video Games, eBay, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Twitter, TV, Electronics, Kinect, X360

New York Daily News

System Update: First-person shooter shouldn't forget about story

Activision's Destiny is easily a contender for Game of the Year, but the title, and others like it, could benefit from a stronger narrative. Gears of War 3 is a first-person shooter game that is story-driven.


Related Topix: Activision, Call of Duty , Video Games, Destiny, Bungie Software, Gears of War, Epic Games, Battlefield!, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment, The, Deep Silver, Entertainment, Television


Big on blue? Microsoft expands palette with new Xbox 360 bundle

The $249 bundle includes two games, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and a free month of Xbox Live Gold. Starting on October 7, customers who head to Walmart will find a Special Edition Blue Xbox 360 Bundle for $249.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Kinect Adventures!, Video Games, Activision, Call of Duty , The, Rare Ltd., Kinect, Kinect Sports, Deep Silver, X360


Fable Anniversary-CODEX

Description: Relive the magic of Lionhead's groundbreaking RPG with Fable Anniversary, a modern remastering of the best-selling Xbox classic now enhanced with HD graphics, almost instant loading times, an all-new interface, and more. Fable is a role-playing adventure unlike any other, where your every action determines your skills, appearance, and reputation.


Related Topix: Lionhead Studios, Fable Anniversary, Video Games, Codex


August 2014 NPD: PS4 outsells Xbox One for 8th straight month

Consumers once again spent so much money buying new consoles that they had little left over to spend on software. Gamers spent $561.3 million on new physical hardware and software at U.S. retailers last month, according to industry intelligence firm The NPD Group.


Related Topix: Madden, EA Tiburon, Video Games, EA Sports, Activision, Call of Duty , The, Deep Silver, Halo, 343 Industries, Minecraft

BBC News

Sega unveils sand arcade machine

Japanese video-game company Sega is developing an arcade machine that is controlled by shapes made in a box full of specialised sand. In a video on its YouTube channel , the firm shows children sculpting landscapes and objects, which are recognised by the device.


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Science / Technology


Leaked Video Shows Kinect-Controlled Gears of War Strategy Game

Rumors of a Kinect-centric Gears of War game had been circulating for years after Microsoft introduced the motion-control sensor to the world. One game called Gears of War: Exile was confirmed as cancelled two years ago.


Related Topix: Gears of War, Epic Games, Video Games

Thu Sep 11, 2014


Nice View, But It Gets A Little Windy

Jedd Chevrier is a lead concept artist at Microsoft, where he's most recently been working on the very interesting Project Spark. He's also worked on the 5th addition of D&D, and you can see some of that art below.


Related Topix: Project Spark, Video Games

The Escapist

Reviews: Destiny Review - World of Chorecraft

Developed by Bungie. Published by Activision. Released September 9, 2014. Available on PS4 , Xbox One.


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Halo, 343 Industries, 2K Games, Gearbox Software, LucasArts, Borderlands, Star Wars, Microsoft Xbox, Opinion

Vancouver Sun

Video gaming: Destiny is so much like Halo it almost feels strange

During the Destiny Alpha, my major take away from the experience was that the game felt very similar to the franchise that arguably made Bungie and built the Xbox brand - Halo. After spending about six hours with Destiny over the last few days, I've concluded that it's so much like Halo that at times it feels a little weird.


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, The, Deep Silver, 2K Games, Gearbox Software, Borderlands, They, _No Company, Call of Duty , Weird


Fable Anniversary PC gets modding support

Producer Craig Oman told Eurogamer Fable Anniversary on PC comes with a version of the Unreal Engine 3 editor, which lets users edit all of the existing art and animation in the game. "This means that anything our artists and animators can do, the mod community will now be able to do," he said.


Related Topix: Lionhead Studios, Fable Anniversary, Video Games


Performance Analysis: Destiny on Xbox One

With our full Face-Off feature under way for this weekend, it's the Xbox One release of Destiny that poses the biggest questions. Having already seen Diablo 3 go from 900p to a full 1080p , we now have Bungie's sci-fi goliath attempting to pull off the very same technical wizardry.


Related Topix: The, Kinect, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software


Microsoft details Xbox One October update features

It feels like September has hardly gotten started and Microsoft is already talking about the October update for the Xbox One. A lot of the tweaks for next month seem designed to make the system easier to use for folks who don't have Kinect; probably changes that Microsoft should've made before rolling out the Kinect-less SKU, but better late than never.


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Cape Cod Times

Things to do today on Cape Cod

Robb Warren, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, O'Shea's Olde Inne, 348 Main St., West Dennis. 508-398-8887.


Related Topix: Dennis, MA, West Dennis, MA, Karaoke, iNiS, Video Games, Hyannis, MA, Wellfleet, MA, Truro, MA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

FunCity Finder

Microsoft Store Welcomes Destiny With Midnight Launch Party

The Fashion Mall at Keystone usually doesn't allow patrons in its doors at 10 p.m., but on Monday the mall let patrons enter after hours to attend the Microsoft Store 's "Destiny" midnight launch party. Attendees of this launch party were greeted with food, drinks, games and prizes.


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, The, Deep Silver, Halo, 343 Industries, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Cinema Blend News

Xbox One Getting Wireless Home Security Surveillance Device

This sort of news could almost feed back into why a lot of people were afraid of the Xbox One, and why a lot of people didn't like the original policies of after it was announced back in May of 2013. However, this device isn't quite as spy-thriller-y as you might be thinking, as it's more like a companion device than an actual means to have the NSA peep in on you during inconvenient times.


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games, Microsoft Xbox

Activision Claims Destiny 'Most Successful New Video Game Franchise Launch of All Time'

Destiny , Bungie's attempt to one-up the latter's Halo franchise by a country mile, has sold a whopping $500 million worth of copies so far, says publisher Activision. But hold up: that's sold-in, not through, which means the company's really reporting a record-breaking relationship with retailers, not customers.


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