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Xbox One’s July Update Coming Soon

Xbox Wire has announced the upcoming July update for Xbox One consoles will be releasing in a few more days. The latest update will offer snap mode for achievements, double-tapping the Xbox button to open the Snap Centre, and more. Check below for full details.

PlayStation Brand Currently Dominates TV Advertising Spending in the Video Game Industry

Advertising research firm iSpot claims the video game industry has spent $226.5 million on TV commercials in a span of five months since the start of the new year. The biggest spenders in TV advertising are Sony and Microsoft, and at the moment both companies have only released 8 TV commercials in 2014.

343 Industries is Hiring a Senior Producer & Senior Concept Artist for a “new project line in the Halo universe”

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VG24/7 and Official Xbox Magazine recently spotted a couple of classified ads on Microsoft’s official recruitment site, which may indicate a new Halo title could be in the works.

Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox 360 Will Be Different from Xbox One Version

Playground Games told Digital Spy during E3 2014, Forza Horizon 2 will be completely different between the Xbox 360 version and the Xbox One version. The open-world title will be developed on different engines, developers, and it will include different features, although the studio assures the game is still “inspired by the same ideas.”

Xbox One – External Storage Guide

Microsoft has released an external storage guide for the Xbox One. The recent June update allows the Xbox One to support up to two USB 3.0 external hard drives with over 256 GBs of storage space.

Japan – Xbox One Launch Line-Up

Famitsu released a list of Xbox One launch titles for the console’s upcoming September 4, 2014 release.

Microsoft announced four new Japanese titles for the Xbox One

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According to a recent presentation held by Microsoft, four new Japanese titles will be gracing the Xbox One console in 2015. One will be a Simulation Love Game (SLG), and the other three are Shoot-Em Ups (STG). Check out the details below.

Sunset Overdrive runs at 900p/30fps on Xbox One


At this year’s E3, Insomniac Games fully revealed Sunset Overdrive for the Xbox One. I actually got some footage and got a chance to try the game out myself. However, while it was fun, it did feel a little slow. But that probably was because I just got done playing Splatoon which runs in 60fps. Insomniac has revealed that Sunset Overdrive will run at 900p/30fps because they wanted to “focus on optimizing what you can see on screen.” 

Sunset Overdrive TV – Exploring the City & Quests Video

Insomniac details Sunset Overdrive’s Sunset City and the title’s quest system in their latest video.

E3 2014 Press Conference Time Schedule

Since a few people were caught off guard by the previous article requesting help for the E3 2014 coverage, here’s a handy time schedule for every press conference presentation starting from tomorrow until Nintendo’s June 10, 2014 Nintendo Direct.

Fable Anniversary’s Steam version releasing on September 20

Lionhead Studios’ recent teaser for their Steam version of Fable Anniversary apparently included a September 20, 2014 release date for the title. The studio provided the hint in a recent blog/forum post, and a Lionhead Studios forum user UnboundBinkie0 conveniently provided the answer.

Forza Horizon 2 – E3 Teaser Trailer

Microsoft released a new E3 teaser trailer for their upcoming Xbox One exclusive Forza Horizon 2.

Fable Anniversary heading to Steam

A new teaser video released by Lionhead Studio has hinted a Steam/PC version of Fable Anniversary.

Sunset Overdrive TV – High Fidelity and TNTeddy Video

Insomniac talks about Sunset Overdrive’s weapons and answer a few fan questions in their latest Sunset Overdrive TV video.

Forza Motorsport 5 – Bondurant Car Pack Trailer

Microsoft released a new trailer featuring their new Forza Motorsports 5 Bondurant Car Pack DLC.

Quantum Break – Gameplay Teaser and officially launching in 2015

An official 2015 release window has been announced by Remedy Entertainment for their Xbox One exclusive title Quantum Break. The studio will be presenting a live-demo of Quantum Break during Gamescom in August, although nothing was mentioned for the upcoming E3.

Along with the announcement, Remedy Entertainment has also released a new 2 minute long gameplay teaser for the title. Check out the footage and some official screenshots below.

5pb. & MAGES announced 3 Xbox One exclusive adventure titles in Japan

Three new Xbox One exclusive adventure/visual novel titles Chaos;Child, Mystereet F, and PSYCHO-PASS were recently announced by 5pb. & MAGES earlier today.

Official Japanese price for Xbox One and accessories released

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An official price list for the Xbox One and accessories has been released by Microsoft, as they prepare to launch the console in Japan on September 4, 2014. The company has also launched an official Japanese website featuring the Xbox One, games, and accessories.

Sunset Overdrive TV – Exploring the Amp System Video

Insomniac Games details how the Amp System works in their upcoming Xbox One exclusive title Sunset Overdrive.

Capture The Flag returning to PC version of Titanfall

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Respawn Entertainment has announced they will be bringing back Capture The Flag to the PC edition of Titanfall, due to many complaints aired by fans after the studio’s recent decision to remove Capture The Flag and Pilot Hunter modes from the PC version.

The studio did note there will be changes made to the mode to help improve the matchmaking, but the ping rate may increase. Check below for full details.

Titanfall – Expedition Trailer

EA released a new trailer featuring the Swampland, Runoff, and War Games maps from their Expedition DLC for Titanfall.

Xbox One update details for June

Xbox Wire released new details and a walkthrough video for their upcoming June update for the Xbox One, which includes the highly sought after external storage support.

Bungie released a 1.0.10 patch for PC version of Halo

A new patch for the 2003 PC version of Halo: Combat Evolved was released today by Bungie with the help of several community members. The patch has been created to resolve the upcoming Gamespy server shutdown, along with several bugfixes for the 11 year old PC title. Check below for full details.

Respawn removes Capture the Flag and Pilot Hunter modes from PC version of Titanfall

On May 15, 2014, Respawn Entertainment has disabled Capture the Flag and Pilot Hunter modes from the PC edition of Titanfall, since the developers claimed these “have not been widely used modes on the PC version.” Respawn has mentioned they will continue to monitor any other unpopular playlists in the title, and add additional modes in the future.

Rare suffers layoffs **Updated**

According to Eurogamer, an estimated number of 16 Rare staff members were recently laid off by Microsoft following their release of Kinect Sports Rivals.

Halo 5: Guardians officially releasing in Fall 2015 on Xbox One

According to an official press release from Microsoft and 343 Industries, Halo 5: Guardians will be built from scratch for the Xbox One and releasing in Fall 2015. The press release has also included official box art for the title.

Microsoft offering refunds for Xbox Live Gold cancellations due to upcoming app changes

CramGaming has noticed a recent update on the Xbox Live support page indicating anyone subscribing to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold primarily for Netflix, YouTube, Twitch, and many other apps, will be able to cancel their subscription and receive a refund for the remaining days or months. Those who are planning on cancelling their membership will need to submit their request by August 31, 2014.

Microsoft won’t offer any rewards for early adopters of Xbox One

An official Microsoft spokesperson has informed Eurogamer, early adopters of Xbox One won’t be receiving any special rewards similar to Nintendo’s Ambassador Program for the 3DS.

Microsoft officially announced Kinect-free Xbox One starting at $399 and Xbox Live Gold news

Starting on June 9, 2014, consumers will have an option to pick up Xbox One consoles without Kinect sensors included in the package. According to Microsoft, the Kinect-free Xbox One will sell in retailers starting from $399, and if anyone would like to purchase a Kinect sensor on the future, a standalone option will be available in Fall 2014.

Games with Gold and Deals with Gold will officially launch on Xbox One consoles in June 2014, and Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360 will receive an additional game to celebrate the anniversary of Games with Gold. Popular apps such as Netflix, Twitch, and many more will be accessible on Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles without an Xbox Live Gold membership. Check below for more details.

Titanfall – Expedition Gameplay Trailer

EA released a new trailer featuring the gameplay from their upcoming Expedition DLC for Titanfall.