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A couple of months ago, 343 Industries announced that all Xbox 360 Halo games would soon become backward compatible on the Xbox One. Well, the big day has arrived and you can finally play the Xbox 360 versions of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 on your Xbox One console. These four Halo games join Halo: Reach, the RTS game Halo Wars and the top-down shooter ...read more
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Battlefield 1‘s new 5-on-5 competitive mode, Incursions, is starting its first closed alpha test on Thursday, September 21st. That’s today, assuming you’re reading this on the day we wrote it. The alpha will take place on a scaled-down version of Giant’s Shadow, which in the main game is a massive map with a downed airship in the center. Our guess is that the Incursion-focused form of ...read more
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The Nintendo Switch is already Nintendo’s fastest selling home console ever. If financial services company Credit Suisse’s latest analysis of Nintendo is to be believed, though, the Switch will also become its best-selling home console by 2022, far eclipsing the 102 million units sold over the Wii’s lifetime. The Swiss-based firm Credit Suisse, who specialize in stock investment advice ...read more
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Last year, I made note of the fact that Microsoft might use the introduction of the Xbox One X to transition to a rolling compatibility model, similar to what is most common in the smartphone market- where all your devices will not just be backward compatible, but many will also continue to be forward compatible for as long as they can be. What this means is, once the successor to the Xbox One ...read more
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Metanet Software announced today that they will be releasing N++ on Xbox One next month on October 4. You could say that this release brings the series full circle, as N+, this game’s predecessor, gained notoriety and became a smash hit after it released on the Xbox Live Acarde on Xbox 360 back in February of 2008. For those of you who don’t know know, N++ is a momentum-based platformer ...read more
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Mathematically speaking, if PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ 100-player PvP battle royale model is enough to sell 10 million copies, will a battle royale game with four times the players in each match sell 40 million copies? We’re only asking because developer Automaton recently announced its upcoming game, currently titled Project X, and it sounds insane. Utilizing Improbable’s ...read more
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Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has said that the upcoming Call of Duty WW2 is set to become the best-selling entry in the franchise to date. Speaking on episode 108 of The 1099 podcast, Pachter was quizzed how the series’ move back to World War II will impact upon sales of the upcoming first-person shooter.
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If you’re looking forward to the powerful Xbox One X but you’re sad that Sledgehammer Games’ latest title might not take advantage of it then you may be in luck. According to a listing by the UK retailer GAME, the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: WWII will be enhanced on the Xbox One X in the form of 4K and HDR support. You can check out an image of the listing below, which clearly ...read more
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A retail listing for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition was briefly available online this week. It seems you can’t go a day without seeing a new, unannounced version of Street Fighter show up on some retailer’s website. After more retailers jumped on the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection bandwagon earlier this week, we now have another SKU that’s not been officially announced. This ...read more
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Netflix is ready to go and just waiting for the right time to launch on the Nintendo Switch, if the latest rumors are true. At the moment, the Nintendo Switch is completely devoid of video streaming services in general, at least in North America. The console has no options to open Twitch, YouTube, or even a basic internet browser (though Japanese users are able to access NicoNico). According ...read more
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