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2 hrs ago | Kotaku

Crytek UK Has Finally Been Paid, Sources Say

After months of missed paychecks and walk-outs, the staff of Homefront developer Crytek UK were finally paid this week, according to two people familiar with the company.

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Related Topix: Crysis, Ryse, Crytek, Video Games, EA Games

6 hrs ago | ComingSoon.net

Comic-Con: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Panel Recap

Game studio 343 Industries previewed the new "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" in a Friday morning panel at Comic-Con in San Diego that confirmed players will be able to run campaign mode starting in Halo 1 and play straight through to the end of Halo 4 .

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Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, Game., Halo 4, Microsoft Xbox, Movies, Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014

PRLog US Entertainment

Gaming Tourney Takeover Rocks Pro-Gaming 11/22/14

Make It Rain: The TAKII World Tour Enters The Pro-Gaming Area With Its 1st Installment Of Gaming Tourney Takeover At INE Studios On November 22nd, 2014! PRLog - Jul. 25, 2014 - UPPER DARBY, Pa.

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Related Topix: 24kt_Studios, Make It Rain, Video Games, Upper Darby, PA, Darby, PA, Karaoke, iNiS, Philadelphia, PA, Capcom, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom

Channelnewsasia.com

Playstation and Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong expo

Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights were among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo on Friday , where Xbox and Playstation went head-to-head with their new consoles.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Hong Kong, Kinect, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox

VentureBeat

China Telecom will sell Microsoft's Xbox One game console to Chinese gamers in September

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/25/china-telecom-will-sell-microsofts-xbox-one-game-console-to-chinese-gamers-in-september/ China Telecom will sell Microsoft's new video game console starting in September under an exclusive contract, Reuters reported .

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

Business News

First glimpse at the new Ridley Scott Halo: Nightfall series

We're given a first look at the new series bundled with Halo : The Master Chief Collection that takes place between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians.

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Related Topix: 343 Industries, Halo, Video Games, Halo 4

BenzConnection

First 100 Cars For Forza Horizon 2 Announced

One hundred cars isn't a lot for a modern driving simulator, but Turn 10 Studios has traditionally gone for the "quality over quantity" approach with its Forza Motorsport games.

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Related Topix: Turn 10, Microsoft, Forza Horizon, Video Games, Forza Motorsport, Wagon, Ford Transit, Ford

TechEBlog

10 Awesome Custom Xbox One Consoles That Gamers Would Love

Are you attending San Diego Comic Con this weekend? Then you'll have a chance to win at least one of these awesome custom Xbox One consoles, which include Titan Fall, Nerdist, Twitch, Marvel Super Heroes, Forza Motorsport 3, and lots more.

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Related Topix: Turn 10, Forza Motorsport, Video Games

Thu Jul 24, 2014

International Business Times

Xbox One to Get a Design Change; Doubled Sales Still Not Beating the PS4

An attendee uses her smartphone in front of a giant Microsoft Xbox sign at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 11, 2014.

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

Neowin.net

Jen Taylor's voice for Cortana won't be coming to the UK

Cortana is rumored to launch in the United Kingdom soon and it might feature the voice of a different actor in a British accent.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, Jen Taylor, Microsoft Xbox

The New Zealand Herald

Siobhan Keogh: The music and the memories

How much impact does music make on a game? Siobhan Keogh takes a look at some success stories - and some failures.

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Related Topix: Gears of War, Epic Games, Saints Row, Opinion

TheCelebrityCafe

343 Industries reveals finished 'Halo: Nightfall' cast at San Diego Comic Con

Mike Colter was previously cast as the lead character in the original series, but Christina Chong, Steve Waddington and Luke Neal round out the primary cast, according to Deadline , while newcomer Alexander Bhat, Christian Contreras, Jennie Gruner, Alexis Rodney, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Shaun Blaney and Sarah Armstrong will also appear.

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Related Topix: 343 Industries, Halo, Video Games

SlashGear.com

21 unique Xbox One consoles revealed at SDCC

There's not shortage of unique one-off pieces of hardware, artwork, and toys at SDCC this week, and Microsoft isn't about to be left out in the dust.

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Related Topix: Capcom, Video Games, Dead Rising, Rare Ltd., Kinect Sports, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment

Silicon Alley Insider

I Played The Most Anticipated Game Of The Year For Five Straight Hours And It Blew Me Away

If "Halo" was the biggest game of the past 10 years, Bungie, the game developer behind that iconic sci-fi shooter, hopes to dominate the next decade of gaming with a new adventure called "Destiny."

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Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Video Games, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, The, Deep Silver, PS3, X360

Gaming Nexus

Cliff Bleszinski hires all the people

Cliff Bleszinski blew in the doors over at Boss Key Productions and basically walked into human resources and told the CEO that he's hiring - scratch that, hired - a metric ton of video game industry talent : Chris Mielke, Senior Producer: Originally from Schaumburg, Illinois, Chris has most recently played an integral role in the production of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gears of War, Epic Games, Video Games, Boss, Nocturnal Studio, Schaumburg, IL, Gears of War: Judgment, Fortnite, Ubisoft, Far Cry

Wed Jul 23, 2014

International Business Times

PS4 vs. Xbox One Specs and Features Comparison: The Battle Rages on for the Game Consoles

However, reports reveal the Xbox One's sales still lags behind that of People walk past the Playstation and Xbox booths at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: The, Kinect, Video Games, Deep Silver, Game., X360, Microsoft Xbox, CPU, Science / Technology

QJ.net

Here's Your Halo: Nightfall TV Show Lead

Halo: Nightfall is the Halo TV series we've been hearing about, produced by Ridley Scott.

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Related Topix: 343 Industries, Halo, Video Games, Halo 4

The New Zealand Herald

Preview: Destiny's beta is live - and it's amazing

The creators of Halo are back with a new first-person shooter that was unveiled over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, Halo, 343 Industries

GamesIndustry.biz

Boss Key reveals senior hires

Bleszinski studio's core team leans on Gears of War developers with help from Far Cry 4 and Call of Duty veterans Cliff Bleszinski is venturing out into new territory with Boss Key Productions, but he's bringing some old friends with him.

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

Computer And Video Games

Bleszinski's Boss Key hires former Epic, Irrational, Neversoft staff

The Raleigh, North Carolina-based developer has picked up a number of senior staff with history at major studios including Epic Games, Red Storm, Neversoft Entertainment and Irrational Games.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Gears of War, Epic Games, Video Games, Activision, Guitar Hero, Vicarious Visions, Irrational Games, 2K Games, BioShock, Fortnite

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