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By Russell Nay On 9 Sep, 2013 At 08:05 AM | Categorized As News, Title Updates | With 1 Comment

At Gamescom 2013 on August 20th, Sony officially announced that Minecraft would be released as a launch title for the PlayStation 4.  The popular sandbox game made by Mojang studios will also be released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as well.  Markus “Notch” Persson, the owner of Mojang, also confirmed this news on […]


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If you were lucky enough to be in Cologne, Germany a few weeks back you may very well have been there for one reason: Gamescom!  There was a lot to do and even more to see, and one of the big “unveiling” events was the confirmation of which games would be released with the XBox […]


By Kieran Mackintosh On 24 Jul, 2013 At 07:08 PM | Categorized As Featured, Industry, News, Xbox One | With No Comments
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Microsoft has revealed that all Xbox Ones can operate as development kits, implying self-publishing for indie devs. Reports on this story surfaced throughout the day. It seems that the PS4 will not be the only console to allow indie developers to self-publish on their next-gen console. Microsoft’s Xbox corporate VP Marc Whitten has confirmed that indies will be able […]


By Kieran Mackintosh On 29 Jun, 2013 At 01:43 AM | Categorized As Featured, News, Next-Gen, Xbox One | With 1 Comment
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Hang on a minute Microsoft, I thought you’d be loosening your grip on the Xbox One, considering you ditched your DRM policies not too long ago. Apparently that doesn’t extend to the Xbox One hardware. For all you Kinect hackers out there, it seems your hopeful Kinect 2.0 hacking aspirations are numbered. Microsoft has confirmed […]


By Kieran Mackintosh On 26 Jun, 2013 At 03:26 PM | Categorized As Featured, Industry, News, Next-Gen, PS4, Xbox One | With 1 Comment
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On June 25, Sony’s senior vice president of PlayStation brand marketing Guy Longworth said in an interview with Games Industry that Sony believes that the PS4 will beat the Xbox One on graphical fidelity. This is quite an interesting assertion from Sony, saying that the PS4 will be the best console when it comes to graphical prowess. “The […]


By Kieran Mackintosh On 19 Jun, 2013 At 06:23 PM | Categorized As Featured, Industry, News, Next-Gen, Xbox One | With No Comments
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Did this seriously just happen? I mean really? Hold on; I need to double check…yup! It’s a thing! That’s right: Microsoft have ditched their always online policy for their Xbox One console after hearing feedback. This effectively means that Microsoft will resign the Xbox One’s DRM policies of used games and for the console requiring […]


By Kieran Mackintosh On 19 Jun, 2013 At 04:55 PM | Categorized As Ext., News, Next-Gen, Xbox One | With 3 Comments
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Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One wired headset a couple of days ago. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, I must say; it’s pretty much like the Xbox 360 headset only it’s designed to match the aesthetic of Microsoft’s next-gen console. That doesn’t mean to say it looks bad (personally I think it looks very sleek)! Microsoft […]


By Kieran Mackintosh On 7 May, 2013 At 07:29 PM | Categorized As Ext., Industry, News, Next-Gen, Xbox 720 | With No Comments
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Well, well, well. With 14 more days to go until Microsoft’s special unveiling, and what with all the rumours flying around the company’s next Xbox (colloquially known as the Xbox 720), there’s another additional rumour kicking about – one which contradicts what I’ve come to know. I already know that games for the Xbox 720 won’t […]


By Kieran Mackintosh On 29 Apr, 2013 At 05:58 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, Next-Gen, Xbox 720 | With No Comments
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Thanks to Polygon, who recently published an article (April 26th) with information from their sources, the Xbox 720 has a bunch of new rumours kicking about it. Polygon’s sources claim that the Xbox 720 will have expansions to its social and connected features, and that the console apparently won’t require an always-on internet connection to […]


By Kieran Mackintosh On 26 Apr, 2013 At 04:17 PM | Categorized As Featured, Industry, News, Next-Gen, Xbox 720 | With No Comments
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On May 23rd it was reported by VideoGamer that multiple Microsoft employees (both current and former; mostly former) that have disclosed details about their involvement with Microsoft’s yet-to-be announced Xbox 720 on their online CVs on LinkedIn. Thanks to VideoGamer, I’m able to list off who those employees are and what they did. Even though the […]


By Kieran Mackintosh On 5 Apr, 2013 At 04:26 PM | Categorized As Ext., Featured, Industry, News, Next-Gen, Xbox 720 | With 1 Comment
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Industry sources have told Kotaku that Microsoft’s Xbox 720 (codenamed “Durango”) will require an always-online internet connection in order to start up games, but may also handle connection dropouts. “Unless something has changed recently,” said one of the sources, “Durango consumer units must have an active internet connection to be used.” “If there isn’t a connection, […]