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Xbox One and Xbox 360 racing game Forza Horizon 2 launches on 3rd October alongside eight free downloadable cars, Microsoft has announced. Meanwhile, Microsoft announced details of the Forza Horizon 2 VIP membership, which costs A 15.99, or A 7.99 for Forza Motorsport 5 VIP members.
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For the first two weeks in September Xbox 360 owners were able to download Monaco: What's Yours is Mine as part of Games With Gold, but this has now been replaced with Halo Reach for the remainder of the month. Bungie's fifth and final Halo game put players in control of Noble Six, a member of an elite squad of soldiers tasked with protecting the human world Reach from attack by the Covenant.
A few days ago on September 11th I wrote a blog post with evidence showing it was likely a large percentage of the current shipment of Xbox Ones in the retail channel had "coil whine" noise hardware defects. Tonight members on NeoGaf noticed Amazon put the Kinect-less Xbox One on "Item Under Review..something wrong with our inventory" notice.
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If you've thought about taking your Xbox One with you where ever you go; playing games out and about, watching videos or listening to downloaded music. Well, one enterprising individual has managed to combine a laptop with an Xbox and called it an Xbook One.
Some might wonder why Microsoft would pay $2.5 billion for a game with low-res graphics and no real plot-line - but the reality is that Minecraft is far more of an open platform for creativity than it is a simple game, and is likely worth much more than $2.5B So the much-rumored acquisition of Minecraft has finally come to pass , with Microsoft buying the game's parent company Mojang for $2.5 billion, and no doubt many people unfamiliar with the game are wondering whether the software giant has lost its collective mind.
Maybe it was a little overcast, but the rain held off for the second annual Nashville Mini-Maker Faire, which you helped make possible . Plus, I got to hang around and eat apples in my hoodie in a relaxed manner that might make even Mr. Autumn Man jealous.
The Swedish firm boasts more than 100 millio users of the title, which is available on a number of platforms including PC and mobile. The deal was reportedly worth more than $2 billion and will see Minecraft stand alongside other Microsoft-owned franchises like Halo, Fable and Forza.
Microsoft 's Xbox One received one of this year's most anticipated games last week, and now it sits at number one in the charts. We all knew this would happen, right? Destiny launched on 9th September last week, with 50% of its sales on the Xbox consoles, and without any surprise it's now at number one in the charts.
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.
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 .
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:26 am
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