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3 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

7 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

10 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

New York Daily News

System Update: First-person shooter shouldn't forget about story

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.


Related Topix: Activision, Call of Duty , Video Games, Destiny, Bungie Software, Gears of War, Epic Games, Battlefield!, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment, The, Deep Silver, Entertainment, Television


Big on blue? Microsoft expands palette with new Xbox 360 bundle

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.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Kinect Adventures!, Video Games, Activision, Call of Duty , The, Rare Ltd., Kinect, Kinect Sports, Deep Silver, X360


Fable Anniversary-CODEX

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.


Related Topix: Lionhead Studios, Fable Anniversary, Video Games, Codex


August 2014 NPD: PS4 outsells Xbox One for 8th straight month

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.


Related Topix: Madden, EA Tiburon, Video Games, EA Sports, Activision, Call of Duty , The, Deep Silver, Halo, 343 Industries, Minecraft

BBC News

Sega unveils sand arcade machine

Japanese video-game company Sega is developing an arcade machine that is controlled by shapes made in a box full of specialised sand. In a video on its YouTube channel , the firm shows children sculpting landscapes and objects, which are recognised by the device.


Related Topix: Kinect, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Science / Technology