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11 hrs ago |

AMC Lands Domestic Rights to Xbox Original Series Humans

"Humans" was once a part of Xbox's original programming lineup, but now AMC has taken up the slack after the gaming service's filming studio closed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC has announced that it has acquired the domestic rights to the sci-fi drama series, which was produced by both Xbox and the UK's Channel 4. The series comes from Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley and is an English-language adaptation of Sveriges Television and Matador Film's "Real Humans."


Related Topix: X360, Video Games

15 hrs ago | IGN

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, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, TV, Electronics

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Face-Off: Destiny

Has Destiny truly achieved platform parity between Xbox One and PlayStation 4? Shooting ahead of expectations with a boosted, crisper 1080p output and no immediately apparent frame-rate penalty, first impressions suggest the Xbox One version holds up handsomely compared to its PS4 counterpart.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE


If You Are a Child, Fat Does Not Mean Cute

You never know how your child is piling up those calories; that glass of milk shake with the extra dollop of vanilla ice-cream to gulp down butter smeared paranthas for breakfast, pre-lunch snack of crunchy French fries, chicken butter masala and malai kofta for lunch, pizzas with cheese stuffed crust for evening snack. The list will only go on.


Related Topix: Need for Speed, Electronic Arts, Video Games

Wapakoneta Daily News

Downtown shop centers on early game consoles

Moonlight Games & Media owner Randy Widmark stands in front of shelves full of retro video games, including titles from Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Widmark's shop specializes in video games released since the 1980s.


Related Topix: Video Games, Wapakoneta, OH, The, Deep Silver


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, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, X360

'Minecraft' updates coming for Xbox One, PS4 while work wraps up on the PS Vita

Originally scheduled to launch in August, 4J Studios ' current-gen editions of Minecraft were slightly delayed and didn't see release until the first week of this month. Those looking forward to the PS Vita version of Minecraft , however, are still waiting on the handheld port despite the fact that it was expected to launch alongside the Xbox One and Playstation 4 editions.


Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, PS3

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The PS4 And Xbox One Are Already Out Of Date

I've spent the past 20 years writing about the world of home entertainment technology--first at Home Cinema Choice magazine, where I became Deputy Editor, and for the past 17 years on a freelance basis. In that time I'm fairly confident that I've reviewed more TVs and projectors than any other individual on the planet, as well as experiencing first-hand the rise and fall of all manner of great and not so great home entertainment technologies.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Audio and Video, Electronics

Bomb Threats to SJV in Holmdel, Other Schools Tied to Connecticut X-Box Gamer, Swatting Ring

A 21-year-old Connecticut resident has been arrested and federally charged for his involvement in a "swatting" ring, which affected two Monmouth County schools in January of this year, according to authorities. Matthew Tollis, of Wethersfield, was first arrested in connection to an April 2014 bomb threat made to the University of Connecticut and is now facing additional charges for his involvement with the "swatting" ring, who call themselves "TCOD", or "Team Crucifix or Die," according to the FBI .


Related Topix: Holmdel, NJ, The, Video Games, Deep Silver, They, _No Company


Cherry MX Blues on the Cheap, Last Days for the Xbox One Promo [Deals]

Cherry MX Blues and Greens are currently locked in a battle to become my favorite mechanical switch, but you can get yourself a You might not be familiar with the Rosewill RK-9000, but it actually uses the exact same Cherry MX Blue key switches as the world-famous Das keyboard , widely-regarded as the best typists' keyboard still in production today. The biggest difference between the two keyboards is price; at $60, you could buy two of these Rosewills for less than a Das.


Related Topix: The, Game., Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Keyboards, TV, Electronics


Grand Theft Auto 5 hits PS4, Xbox One Nov. 18; PC in 2015

Rockstar Games announced this morning that the next-gen console versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 will arrive in two months, with the PC version driving in early next year. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will arrive on November 14, while the PC edition follows on January 27, 2015.


Related Topix: Rockstar North, Rockstar Games, Video Games, Grand Theft Auto, The, Deep Silver, X360


Sony's PlayStation 4 outpaces Microsoft's Xbox One for the eighth straight month

Microsoft 's recent $100 cut on Xbox One has bolstered the gaming console's sales, but it still couldn't manage to outpace rival's PlayStation 4 numbers, according to the latest data from NPD . Sony's PlayStation 4 has remained as the top selling gaming console in the United States for the eighth straight month.


Related Topix: Madden, EA Tiburon, Video Games, EA Sports, X360, PS3


TGS 2014: What to Expect From the Tokyo Game Show - IGN

The Tokyo Game Show takes place from September 18-21, and IGN Editors will be live at the event covering the best in Japanese gaming -- including Square Enix, Atlus, Platinum Games, Comcept, Capcom, some interesting new studios, and more. Sony has a huge presence at TGS, with dozens of games on display and a couple surprises up its sleeve.


Related Topix: LittleBigPlanet, Video Games, Persona, Atlus Co., X360

Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Inside a SWAT Prank Ring Allegedly Composed of Xbox Gamers

A key component of the Obama administration's strategy to "degrade and defeat" ISIS in Iraq and Syria is the training and arming of moderate ... -- Stocks moved lower on Thursday as investors consider the outlook for interest rates, new sanctions against Russia, and volatile energy prices.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Night, Run!, X360, New York


Daily Deals: $50 off Astro A40, Wii U Mario Kart Bundle, Xbox One deals, $360 PS4

What a perfect time for this sale, what with Destiny and all. Get the A40, with MixAmp, for $150.


Related Topix: Madden, EA Tiburon, Video Games, EA Sports, The, Deep Silver, X360, Nintendo, Mario Kart, Wii U


The Walking Dead Release For PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Confirmed

Telltale Games' popular episodic series The Walking Dead may have wrapped up but its not going to bow out without first landing on next-generation consoles. The Walking Dead release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was confirmed today through Twitter.


Related Topix: 2K Games, Gearbox Software, Video Games, Borderlands, The Walking Dead, Activision, X360, Terminal Reality, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

'Minecraft' dev releases a list of known bugs found on the Xbox One, PS4

After last week's launch of Minecraft on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One , 4J Studios has begun compiling a list of all known bugs that have been discovered thus far in the new generation ports of the block-building series. Turning to their fan base to help find additional in-game issues that need addressed, the developer issued a request on Tuesday for gamers to submit all bugs that they encounter within the new editions of Minecraft so that they can be fixed in a future update .


Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, X360, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

Business News

Xbox Deals with Gold takes you to Pandora and the Windy City

This week in the Deals with Gold sale it's a little barren in terms of choice, compared to previous weeks at least. On Xbox One you're limited to just a couple of titles, which is familiar with these deals, however on Xbox 360 it's all things Borderlands , as both games plus Borderlands 2 's DLC is discounted.


Related Topix: 2K Games, Gearbox Software, Video Games, Borderlands, The, Deep Silver, Borderlands 2, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs

Wireless Developer Network

Homevue Wireless Video Surveillance for Microsoft Xbox Announced

At IFA, the world's largest consumer electronics show, Smartvue Corporation today announced Homevue, a cloud video surveillance solution designed for Microsoft's Xbox. The plug and play wireless camera system helps people stay connected with the people and places they love while engaging in the activities they pursue everyday.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, They, _No Company

Wed Sep 10, 2014


Xbox One launch didn't ignite Japan, just 23K consoles sold

Xbox failed to make Japan the land of the rising One by a long stretch, with Microsoft's latest console mustering just 23,562 units sold in its opening week. The figures, recorded by Famitsu from Thursday, September 4 to Sunday, September 7, fall well behind the two-day 62,135 sold by the Xbox 360 nearly a decade ago.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Rare Ltd., Kinect Sports, West, Capcom, Microsoft Game Studios, Dead Rising, X360