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According to a job listing on the official careers page of Microsoft, it seems that company is looking to improve graphics performance of the Xbox One. The Advanced Technology Group within Microsoft are looking for a Software Engineer that has technical expertise in graphics performance optimization, GPU architectures, and HLSL shaders. The job listi ...read more
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On Wednesday afternoon, Sony started sending out invitations for its E3 2015 press conference. Both Nintendo and Microsoft announced their own E3 plans earlier in the week, which means we now know when we can expect to learn more about the game release schedules for all three major consoles in mid-June. Sony hasn’t publicly announced discussed its E3 plans yet, but according to the invitation, the PlayStation press conference will once again take place at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena on Monday, June 15th at 9 p.m. EST.
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For the first time ever, a Call of Duty title will be releasing worldwide on a Friday. As part of the reveal in April, Activision confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be available Friday, November 6th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. In the press release, Activision promoted this release day as “See you on November 6, the new Black Friday.” I ...read more
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After about six hours of intermittent downtime, with connectivity going back up for a few minutes, and then flatlining again for many users, the PlayStation Network has now resumed regular operations, as indicated by the official status page.
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The Xbox One outsold the PS4 in April in the US, as Mortal Kombat X proved to be the most popular game. According to the number crunchers at NPD, as reported by Gamesbeat, it’s the first time Xbox One has outsold the PS4 this year. “As the best-selling console in the US in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month,” Xbox marketing boss M ...read more
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In what is no doubt a sign that humanity as we know it is coming to a swift, unproductive end, Microsoft has announced that King's notoriously moreish Candy Crush Saga will come pre-installed with Windows 10. That's right, pre-installed. In what appears to be an entirely non-ironic post over at Xbox Wire, Microsoft says that "as an added bonus, Candy Crush Saga will ...read more
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That’s the day before E3 kicks off proper, and only hours before EA, Ubisoft and Sony run their own press events. Of course, Monday’s press events follow the fallout from Bethesda’s show on the Sunday. You can expect the briefing to be broadcast over Xbox Live and all that sort of thing. Press have even been asked to give over contact details in case of an emergency but hopefully ...read more
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Microsoft will undoubtedly announce a remake for the original "Gears of War" soon, thanks to information leaked online by some users testing the game. Unfortunately for those exact people, however, they won't be able to use their Xbox One consoles for a temporary period of time, as Microsoft has made them "entirely unusable." According to an emai ...read more
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Gears of War The Ultimate Edition is indeed a real thing and now we have definitive proof of its existence in the form of a couple of short clips. Some actual gameplay footage has emerged online – captured directly from Xbox One consoles – which shows the game being played on the Xbox One in what seems to be the fabled 60 frames per second that gamers demand from the next-gen consoles. Check out the GIFs down below where we can see multiple Marcus’ being blown to bits by one of the game’s villains.
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Overkill Software’s co-op heist game, PayDay 2, is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 16 in North America and June 12 in Europe, the studio announced recently. The current-generation version of the shooter, called PayDay 2: Crimewave Edition, will launch with over one year of additional post-release content along with a handful of technical improvements, inc ...read more
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