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In 2013, Sony took to the E3 stage to announce that not only would the PS4 not rely on a constant internet connection, not be inextractible from a motion control peripheral, and actually play used games, it would also be priced $400, a hundred less than the Xbox One which had just debuted with all of the aforementioned baggage. But in 2015, it was Microsoft's turn to throw ...read more
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Has future titles just been revealed by Microsoft for Xbox One’s backwards compatibility? It sure looks like it as this image promoting Xbox 360 titles on Xbox One has been released and features games that can’t be played just yet, but seem to be a few of the 100+ that were promised for the end of the year.
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Activision CEO spoke with GameInformer recently about the possibility of getting a remastered Call of Duty title for the PS4 and Xbox One; Hirshberg said that they don’t have any announcements to make today on that, but it’s something “we talk about and think about a lot.” Hirshberg says that even he would love to see Modern Warfare 1 and Black Ops be remastered, but they need to find developers and resources to make that happen. They have to focus their current team on new experiences.
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Kinect is not dead. That’s the message from Microsoft, despite the fact the peripheral was not mentioned once in its Xbox E3 press conference earlier this week. “We are absolutely continuing to support Kinect," Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg told GameSpot. “We're continuing to support Kinect where it makes sense [and] innovating with Kinect in a different way. “We really want Kinect to be a choice ...read more
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Sony turned the tables at E3 2015 just a few days ago, announcing that PlayStation owners will get exclusive early access to all Call of Duty downloadable content, starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. The news suggests a multi-year deal between Sony and Call of Duty’s publisher, Activision, marking a huge shift in DLC delivery that originally ...read more
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The Birdman tweets. A September 29 release date for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has been confirmed via Hawk’s Twitter, though last-gen players will have to wait a little longer to get their fix of sick lip tricks.
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E3 2015 was a tremendous show full of excitement for all kinds of gamers (except maybe Wii U fans hoping for blockbuster reveals). The trade event attracted over 52,200 visitors this year, organiser Electronic Software Association said in a press release. That’s up from 48,000 at E3 2014. Visitors from 109 countries checked out over 1,600 products from 300 exhibitors, and ...read more
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The Bloodborne team is not responsible for Dark Souls 3. Dark Souls 3 caught us by surprise. Oh, not the inevitable sequel, but word that Hidetaka Miyazaki would be leading the project. Surely it follows a bit too closely on Bloodborne’s heels…? As it turns out out, Miyazaki worked on both Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 simultaneously, but the rest of the Dark Souls 3 de ...read more
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Fallout 4 is so big I am pre-emptively weeping over composing the guide. So how big is Fallout 4? really, really big. Too big for Bethesda staff to have explored it thoroughly. “I’ve played the game probably 400 hours, and I’m still finding stuff that I haven’t seen yet,” lead producer Jeff Gardiner said during an E3 2015 roundtable reported ...read more
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Final Fantasy 7 won’t be an exact rebuild of the 1997 original. Here’s why. Final Fantasy 7 project director and original FF7 character designer Tetsuya Nomura has made it clear that the new version won’t just be a visual upgrade: things are going to change. This has naturally worried the fan base, who fear that major changes to the game ...read more
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