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16 min ago | Ubergizmo

Destiny Beta For Xbox 360, Xbox One Is Now Live

About a week ago, the beta for Destiny was launched on the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4 .


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games, X360, Activision, Destiny, Microsoft Xbox, Bungie Software, PS3

2 hrs ago |

$10 Xbox credit for those that pre-order 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection'

Halo 5 ' and ' Halo: The Master Chief Collection ' for the Xbox One. Luckily, if you have yet to pre-order 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection', Microsoft will be running a special promotion that will include a bonus $10 Xbox gift card digital code while supplies last.


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Microsoft Xbox, Halo 4

Tue Jul 22, 2014


First 100 vehicles announced for Forza Horizon 2

With its September 30 release date just over two months away, Turn 10 Studios has slowly started releasing the car list for Forza Horizon 2 , the sequel to 2012's Forza Horizon .


Related Topix: Turn 10, Microsoft, Forza Horizon, Video Games, Forza Motorsport, Gliese Games, 2012, Slightly Mad Studios, Audi, Coupe, CARS , Convertible, Audi R8, BMW M3, BMW, Hatchback, Sedan


Halo music composer settles with game-maker Bungie for $95,000

The composer says he was fired "without cause." He's been given unpaid work and vacation time, as well as damages.


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Game., Microsoft Xbox

Cinema Blend News

Wii U's Consumer Interest Skyrockets By 50% Thanks To E3

A new survey report commissioned by IHS and measured purchasing intent and interest for the current generation consoles, the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 and the Wii U. What the report uncovered was rather fascinating.


Related Topix: Nintendo, Wii U, Video Games, Halo, 343 Industries, The, Deep Silver, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Report: Wii U purchasing intent surges by 50% following E3

A new survey commissioned by IHS in partnership with parent company Gamer Network has shown that E3 gave a huge boost to the number of people interested in buying a Wii U, with purchasing intent growing by 50 per cent over the course of the event.


Related Topix: Nintendo, Wii U, Video Games, Halo, 343 Industries, Battlefield!, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software


First Picture of Agent Locke in Ridley Scott's Halo: Nightfall

The first character still from the upcoming Ridley Scott-produced Halo: Nightfall has been released, showing off new Spartan Agent Locke.


Related Topix: 343 Industries, Halo, Video Games

Mon Jul 21, 2014

International Business Times

Sony PlayStation 4 Outsells a Resurgent Xbox One in June

PlayStation 4 has emerged as the top-selling gaming console for the month of June in the U.S., NPD research has revealed.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Kinect, X360, Microsoft Xbox, PS3

Microsoft quotes Rocky in latest Xbox One video

Whether the quote is a clever way of Microsoft showing how they are battling hard after so many setbacks over the past year with the console is anyone's guess, but it's an interesting way to promote the console.


Related Topix: Activision, Kinect, Microsoft Xbox, Call of Duty , Video Games, X360

Live Science

Truck-Mounted Cannon Can Shoot Drones Out of the Sky

A new weapon designed to defend against combat drones looks like it's straight out of the video game "Halo."


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games

Dark Horizons News

Game News: Doom, Dates, Mass, Quantum

Doom The developers behind the upcoming "Doom" reboot say that we won't see anything more from the game until a formal announcement until next year.


Related Topix: Game., id Software, Bethesda Softworks, Doom, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Project Spark, Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar North, Rockstar Games, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Mass Effect

Microsoft's 3D Windows Phone flagship? It's apparently dead

Microsoft has reportedly killed its upcoming flagship Windows Phone , a motion-tracking smartphone codenamed McLaren, with attempts to motivate developers to use its 3D Touch control system supposedly falling flat.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Kinect, Video Games, The, Deep Silver

Computer And Video Games

Sims dev Maxis working on Minecraft-inspired F2P game

Maxis is hiring for a new free-to-play game in the "creative space", according to a job listing posted by the studio.


Related Topix: Electronic Arts, Maxis, SimCity, Video Games, Flavien Brebion, _No Company, Infinity, Disney Infinity, Disney Interactive Studios, Avalanche Software, Project Spark

Computer And Video Games

Dance Central Spotlight dated, will cost $10

Set to launch exclusively as a digital download, the game will be priced at $9.99 and come with ten tracks.


Related Topix: Dance Central, 2010, Kinect

Cape Cod Times

World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition Rapid Fire Update Now Live

Wargaming today deployed another exciting slew of content with the "Rapid Fire Update" for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition,

'The Phantom Pain' screenshot used in a RT news report on child soldiers

During a special news report on child soldiers in Africa that aired on July 14, RT featured a screenshot of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as a stock photo.


Related Topix: The Phantom Pain, _No Company, Moby Dick Studio, Video Games, Konami, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Snake, RicolaVG, Halo, 343 Industries, Boss, Nocturnal Studio

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Harmonix Gauging Interest in Rock Band Return?

Dev hosts survey on Rock Band habits and asks if fans would like to see the series come to Xbox One and PS4.


Related Topix: MTV Games, Rock Band, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Dance Central

'GTA 5,' 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' and more discussed for Xbox One

Microsoft Studios provided a new statement in regards to the state of the Xbox One as well as several upcoming video games for the next-generation system such as " GTA 5 " and "Halo: The Master Chief Collection."


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Activision, Call of Duty , Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed , Kinect, X360

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Eleven year Crytek engineer veteran joins id Software

Tiago Sousa has joined id Software as a Lead Rendering Programmer to work on Doom and the id Tech 6 game engine.


Related Topix: Crytek, EA Games, Crysis, Ryse, id Software, Bethesda Softworks, Doom


Survey hints at Harmonix getting the (Rock) Band back together

Harmonix is asking gamers how excited they'd be for a return of Rock Band to the current console generation - PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox One - in a survey that furthers the impression the rhythm game pioneers are serious about getting the Band back together.


Related Topix: MTV Games, Rock Band, Video Games, The, Dance Central, Deep Silver, 2010, X360, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE