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9 min ago |

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.


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

4 hrs ago | 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.


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

5 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: 343 Industries, Halo, Video Games

8 hrs ago |

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.


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

11 hrs ago | 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."


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

20 hrs ago | 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)


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.


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

Here's Your Halo: Nightfall TV Show Lead

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


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.


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

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.


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.


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

The Escapist

Crysis 3/Ryse Producer Leaves Crytek

Okay. So despite it remaining extremely tight-lipped on the matter, something is definitely going on over at Crytek.


Related Topix: Crytek, Ryse, Video Games, EA Games, Crysis 3, Homefront, THQ, Kaos Studios


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

$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