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27 min ago | NBC New York

Teen's Home Swarmed by Cops in Apparent "Swatting" Hoax

Travis Graves is now believed to be a victim of a prank. Tracie Strahan has an exclusive interview with Graves.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Halo, 343 Industries, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Long Beach, NY

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Xbox One hitting Japan September 4

Microsoft Japan has revealed that the Xbox One will finally be hitting shelves in Japan on September 4th, 2014.


Related Topix: Turn 10, Forza Motorsport, Video Games, Capcom, Konami, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid, Dead Rising, The, Kinect, Deep Silver, X360


Warface exits beta, enters warzone on Xbox 360

As was previously announced , Crytek Kiev-developed FPS Warface officially launched on Xbox 360 today following its near one-month open beta phase.


Related Topix: Crytek, Ryse, Video Games, Trion Worlds, Warface, X360, 2012, Gliese Games, EA Games, Crysis 3


ilomilo and Year Walk devs reveal canned game Brisby & Donnovan

Before Simogo worked on such wonderful outings as Year Walk, Device 6, Beat Sneak Bandit, and Bumpy Road, the two-man Swedish studio was working for SouthEnd Interactive where the wonderful puzzle game ilomilo was born.


Related Topix: ilomilo, Southend Interactive

Next Gen Gears of War - Bleeding Edge - News

A job posting - one of 13 currently in circulation - for work on GoW as a Senior Rendering Engineer, states that the new title will use, 'bleeding edge new rendering techniques to deliver best in class visuals for an AAA Console game.'


Related Topix: Gears of War, Epic Games, Video Games, The, AAA, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox

UK Video Game Charts: Titanfall Triumphant Again - News

The Xbox 360 release for EA and Respawn's Titanfall shooter provides a second successive week at #1 in the UK All Formats' Chart and, despite a 28% drop in sales week-on-week, a third week of #1 positions in all.


Related Topix: Final Fantasy, Square Enix, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Konami, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid, Thief, Eidos Montreal, Game., Rare Ltd., Kinect Sports


NEWSecret E3 Xbox One and PS4 games are Eden Falls and Kill Strain?

Both Microsoft and Sony have been caught registering the names of what could be major new next gen game reveals for this June.


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, 4A Games, Sega, Metro, THQ, London, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Computer And Video Games

State of Decay: Lifeline DLC releasing in June

The DLC features a new map and narrative . It follows a small military outfit tasked with evacuating civilians from a zombie-infested region, ultimately extracting a team of scientists whose research is vital to combating the outbreak.


Related Topix: Video Games, Decay, The, Deep Silver, Undead Labs, State of Decay

Mon Apr 21, 2014

These are the best video games on the market

WHETHER you're a fan of shooters, racers, sports games or adventure, these are the games you should spend your money on.


Related Topix: Video Games, Naughty Dog, The Last of Us, SCEA, Halo, 343 Industries, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE, Activision, Call of Duty , Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment


Newegg bundling $450 Xbox One with Titanfall, Forza 5 [update: now $500]

Update: At the time of writing Newegg had the bundle at $450, but it seems that time has gone and it's now $500.


Related Topix: Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment, Video Games, Turn 10, Forza Motorsport


Scientists Use Kinect To Make Instant X-Rays And Freak People Out

Everything's better with Kinect. Including, apparently, your insides. Okay it's not actual X-Rays, but rather a simulation using the Xbox camera to match a model in real time to your own movement.


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games, Pop/Rock, Cameras

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: Yes, we wore silly hats, but it was for a good cause

Troy Barnes wore a furry yellow-and-white monkey hat into battle last week, and his five-person Microsoft team also donned animal-themed hats promoting "Zoo Tycoon," but it wasn't just for laughs.


Related Topix: Zoo Tycoon, Video Games, Frontier Developments, Science / Technology, Robots


Chinese online game companies in $100 million buyout deal

Newsbrief: Perfect World, a China-headquartered online game developer and operator, has joined a group of buyers to purchase about $100 million in shares in competing Chinese online game company Shanda Games, a subsidiary of major Chinese online company Shanda Interactive.


Related Topix: Runic Games, Torchlight, Video Games

Cinema Blend News

Xbox One Is Running Windows 8; Apps, Games Can Run On Windows 8 PCs

Well this will escalate quickly. News has surfaced explaining the three operating systems of the Xbox One.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Turn 10, Game., Forza Motorsport, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Science, Computer Science

Sun Apr 20, 2014

'Skyrim', 'Minecraft' are $15 at Target, Xbox 360 gets discount and gift card

A new set of game deals landed at Target for the week of Sunday, April 20. Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 owners can find a handful of games available for $15 while prospective Xbox 360 owners can pick up the console at a discount with a gift card or a Turtle Beach headset.


Related Topix: Ubisoft, Far Cry, Video Games, Minecraft, The, Rockstar North, Kinect, Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto, Deep Silver, X360

The Huffington Post

The Winner In The War Between Xbox One, PS4 And Wii U Is... Everyone

Sony on Thursday announced it has cumulatively sold more than 7 million units of its Playstation 4 console .


Related Topix: Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Halo, 343 Industries, Go, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Cinema Blend News

Happy Wars Gets Castle Crashers Gear, Easter Update

Peanut butter and jelly. Sushi and sake. Buttercup and Wesley. Few things in this world go together quite so perfectly as these legendary pairings but, over on the gaming front, we may be gearing up to witness yet another match made in heaven.


Related Topix: Happy Wars, Toylogic Inc., Video Games, Life, Holidays, Easter, Night, The, Deep Silver

Sat Apr 19, 2014

MSDN Blogs

SurroundWeb, the evolution of IllumiRoom

As you remember, this is a system though to create an immersive experience for XBOX 360 that requires a Kinect an a Projector.


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games


Long Beach Circuit Included in Free Forza 5 Update

The best-selling racing game in the PS4 vs. Xbox One battle just got even better, and it did so for free.


Related Topix: Turn 10, The, Forza Motorsport, Video Games, Deep Silver, _No Company, GTR, SimBin, Microsoft Xbox, Shoreline Drive, AK

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bungie reshuffles development team prior to 'Destiny' release

Bungie decided to do a little reshuffling to the development team prior to the release of the upcoming multiplatform video game, " Destiny ."


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, Video Games, Halo, 343 Industries, The, Deep Silver, Jeppe Carlsen, _No Company, 140, They