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Microsoft Acquires Gears of War Rights From Epic Games

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Joshua Rust

Gears of War is unanimously one of the flagship titles for any of Microsoft’s consoles. To date, the franchise combined has sold over twenty-two million copies – grossing in just over $1 Billion dollars. With this acquisition, Microsoft hopes to continue giving the fans even more Gears of War games and merchandise. Currently, there are four Gears of War titles but it’s likely we can expect to see more news on this soon – perhaps E3? We can only hope…Read More


See How Zoo Tycoon Has Been Re-Imagined

Posted on November 20, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Harnessing the power of Microsoft’s Xbox One console, the developers Frontiers Development have released a new trailer where the programmers, art designers, and design directors of the launch title Zoo Tycoon talk about bringing this historic franchise to console gamers. Players will see all sorts of animals throughout their journey to create one of the best parks on Earth, such as: Lions, Tigers, Bears, Rhinos, Elephants, Giraffes, and so much more. Through the power of the cloud, on the Xbox One version, player’s friends will be able to join in and help maintain their respective parks.

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Fable Anniversary Announced For Holiday Season 2013

Posted on June 4, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Probably one of my favorite Microsoft exclusive franchises ever is Fable. I know that many fans of the original game weren’t as pleased with the two sequels, a Kinect game, and Peter Molyneux’s “promises”. Regardless of that, the first Fable is a classic…a Halo in it’s own right. Nothing pleases me more to report that Lionhead Studios and Microsoft have finally decided to re-release it in HD on the Xbox 360 this winter.

This new re-release, titled Fable Anniversary, will feature overhauled graphics, achievements (yay!), an all new interface, “near” instant loading times, a new save system, and even leaderboards to track who is the chicken kicking king (or queen).

In addition it will also come with the Lost Chapters DLC (which is a big plus…and really, why wouldn’t they?) and it even has Smartglass support. Now word on what kind of support, but a mini-map would be freaking awesome.

Lead Designer Ted Timmins had this to say about Fable Anniversary:

“We’re really excited to bring ‘Fable’ to Xbox 360. It’s the game that the ‘Fable’ community has been asking for, so we wanted to make sure ‘Fable Anniversary’ delivered the definitive ‘Fable’ experience for both long-time fans and newcomers to the franchise.”

This has got to be one of the best years in gaming so far, I can wait to see what E3 brings and I can’t wait for this Holiday season to get here!


Minecraft’s Title Update #9 Is Now Available On Xbox 360

Posted on April 4, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Releasing a day ahead of schedule is Minecraft’s next update, cleverly titled “Title Update 9”, for the Xbox 360. This is probably one of the most anticipated updates for the game as players can now journey to “The End” and fight the boss of Minecraft – the Enderdragon. In addition to The End and the Enderdragon there has been a number of additions and improvements added to the game which you can read after the breakRead More


Minecraft “Title Update 9” Teaser Trailer

Posted on March 22, 2013 by Joshua Rust

A few days ago we brought you news that Minecraft will be headed to retail in the form of a disc (Yay!). Today Mojang & Microsoft have released a new trailer detailing what will be in “Title Update 9.” Unfortunately they still haven’t given a firm release date on when it will hit our Xbox 360 consoles, but we expect it will be before or on the same day that Minecraft hits retail stores (April 30th).Read More


Ascend: New Gods Closed BETA Sign-ups

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Signal Studios, developer of Ascend: New Gods, is taking beta sign-up applications to get in early and test the game out. You can find the sign-up page at their official website by clicking here!

For those unfamiliar with Ascend: New Gods, it is an “innovative new action RPG where you’ll enjoy a robust single-player experience connected with other players all over the world. Wage war for your God as a brutal Caos warrior on a unique journey to Ascension. Destroy the spawn of the Titan, invade other players’ parallel worlds, and tip the balance in the crusade between the alliances” – the official website states.

This free-to-play title hasn’t received an official release date yet, but is expected to launch sometime this year.


Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Coming To Retail

Posted on March 13, 2013 by Joshua Rust

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I guess after selling over 5 million copies over Xbox Live Arcade, it’s fair to say that Minecraft is a huge success on the Xbox 360 and deserves a retail copy. I know that there are people out there who for one reason or another have not had a chance to experience what Minecraft has to offer due to data limit or no internet connection at all.

4J Studios will cater to those people who can’t or don’t want to purchase it over Xbox Live Arcade starting on April 30th when Minecraft hits retail stores. There will be no difference from the downloadable counterpart of the game, but it will have all of the previous updates that the downloadable version has plus the upcoming “ninth update” which will add additional features as well. As expected, the retail version will receive all future updates also.

Who has been holding off for this to hit retail and is excited to see it finally makes it’s way onto disc?


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