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Xbox and Xbox Live combined as Nadella has Phil Spencer take over

Xbox and Xbox Live combined as Nadella has Phil Spencer take over

It’s not clear whether the change in staff announced this week by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will have any grand impact on how you play the game. The big change is in how Xbox and Xbox Live will be run. Instead of being two separate ecosystems that just happen to work with one another, Nadella has let it be known that Microsoft’s Xbox and Xbox Live divisions will be run as a single unit, and they’ll be run by the same fellow, too: Phil Spencer.

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Pokemon Google Maps hoax plays with our emotions

Pokemon Google Maps hoax plays with our emotions

Starting this week and lasting until the 2nd of April, 2014, Google is hosting a Pokemon Google Maps challenge. In this challenge, users must locate and collection hundreds of Pokemon with augmented reality through Google Maps on their Android-equipped smartphone. It is, unfortunately, an elaborate April Fools Joke.

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Goat Simulator early reviews positive: release trailer magnificent

Goat Simulator early reviews positive: release trailer magnificent

Tomorrow the game known as Goat Simulator will be released to Steam formally. This game was originally meant to be a simulation for simulations’ sake, but because of its popularity on the forum circuit, the game’s creator decided to go all-in, creating the game as an actual title release. Now we’re just one day away from the final push for the game and a fabulous launch trailer has been bestowed upon us.

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Alien: Isolation terrifying first players at EGX Rezzed

Alien: Isolation terrifying first players at EGX Rezzed

It would appear that the folks behind the next push for Alien terror in the gaming universe have done their job well. That’s what attendees of the EGX Rezzed 2014 convention have said, letting it be known that they felt terror, stress, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom as they played the very early copy of the game.

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Gaming head Michael Abrash leaves Valve for Oculus VR

Gaming head Michael Abrash leaves Valve for Oculus VR

If you thought you’d seen the strangest bits and pieces of the Oculus VR saga this week, you’d be wrong. Just this morning it was announced by none other than game programmer, optimization specialist, and technical writer - and gaming hero - Michael Abrash that he’d left Valve. Abrash heads to Oculus VR after working for with Valve since 2011.

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Pokemon expansion possible as Nintendo hits Midwest Gaming Classic

Pokemon expansion possible as Nintendo hits Midwest Gaming Classic

Today it’s been made official: Nintendo will be visiting the Midwest Gaming Classic, a sort of "retro" gaming convention where you’ll find as many pinball machines as you will Xbox One or PlayStation 4 units. Heading straight for the Pokemon Podcast room, Nintendo will be bringing along a collection of handheld gaming devices for fans to play Pokemon on while they earn themselves a pair of Mario Cat Ears.

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