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3 hrs ago | ActionTrip

REVIEW: Destiny

Not sure if you heard about the new game called Destiny, available now for current and last generation consoles only, meaning the Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4 . Published by Activision, Destiny is a shooter for the most part, complete with RPG and MMOG elements.


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, The, Deep Silver, The Darkness, 2K Games, Digital Extremes, Halo, 343 Industries, X360, Microsoft Xbox

7 hrs ago | Gaming Age

CastleStorm: Definitive Edition blasts onto PS4, Xbox One next week

Special Edition hitting the PS4 and Xbox One soon , it was a matter of time before Zen Studios announced a release date for the super ultra special definitive edition of CastleStorm for next-gen consoles. So here ya go.


Related Topix: CastleStorm, Zen Studios, Video Games, Kinect, Microsoft Xbox, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

8 hrs ago | Polygon

Destiny is a mediocre game with a lot of problems, and I can't stop playing

The game is deeply flawed, and the Polygon review lists all the places it stumbles much better than I ever could, but I still find myself locked into the world's almost impersonal embrace way after the game's charms should have worn off. For every ball that's dropped, and there are many, the game does something else at least well enough to keep my attention, and even now I find myself itching to get back to it.


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, The, Deep Silver, 2K Games, Gearbox Software, Borderlands, Halo, 343 Industries

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post


Minecraft is the most popular title on XBox. Mojang, the company that makes the game, has been sold to Microsoft.


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

9 hrs ago | MSDN Blogs

Custom Gestures End to End with Kinect and Visual Gesture Builder

If you want to view the video on your PC, Xbox or Media Center, download the High Quality MP4 file . If you'd like a lower bitrate version, to reduce the download time or cost, then choose the Medium Quality MP4 file.


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games

14 hrs ago | Eurogamer

Forza Horizon 2 has eight free day-one DLC cars

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.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Turn 10, 2010, Capcom, Street Fighter, Microsoft, Forza Horizon, Forza Motorsport, X360

18 hrs ago | Computer And Video Games

Halo Reach now available for free through Games With Gold

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.


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

21 hrs ago | Inventor Spot

Got More Money Than Sense? These Solid Gold Next-Gen Consoles Are Just The Ticket For You

Looking for a bit of extra luxury in your gaming life? Want to show your friends and family how much money you have? The Gatti Luxury Lab has a new set of products that might interest you - a pair of gold plated gaming consoles. Created by the famous Italian jeweler Gatti, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were both revealed at the Middle-Eastern Games14 convention.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Kinect, X360, Microsoft Xbox, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Amazon Cites Xbox One Console Inventory Issue

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.


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

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

Cinema Blend News

Xbox One Turned Into Portable Laptop Called Xbook One

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.


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


Why Microsoft is basically stealing Minecraft by buying it for only $2.5 billion

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.


Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, Microsoft, The, Activision, Halo, 343 Industries, Call of Duty , Deep Silver, Microsoft Xbox

Nashville Scene

Crowdfundin' Monday: Homevue, Paternity Leave and CultureSmash Nashville

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.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Cameras, Kinect, Video Games

Microsoft acquires maker of Minecraft game

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.


Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Halo, 343 Industries, Fable, Lionhead Studios, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Business News

Xbox One UK charts crown Destiny as new King

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.


Related Topix: Madden, Turn 10, EA Tiburon, Forza Motorsport, Video Games, EA Sports, Crytek, Ryse, Microsoft Xbox, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs

Destiny - game review

Ian Cooper delivers his verdict on much-hyped online shooter Destiny , out now on PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PS4. It's been so long since developers Bungie developed the iconic face of Master Chief in 2001, and blasted into the video game heavens.


Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, Video Games, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Mass Effect, The, Halo, 343 Industries, Deep Silver, Mars, _No Company, Spiders, X360

Sun Sep 14, 2014


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

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