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Xbox chief says he’s ‘not a fan’ of partial console upgrades

Xbox chief says he’s ‘not a fan’ of partial console upgrades

Most of the news regarding the Xbox One at Microsoft's Build 2016 developer event has focused on the universal use of the Windows 10 operating system, as well as the ability to easily turn any consumer model of the console into a dev kit. However, Microsoft's Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, took a little time to speak to the press about the future of the Xbox One, and how he's not in favor of a modular or partial upgrade to the existing console, such as a "Xbox One and a half."

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Gamer gives up the dream, selling collection of 3,000+ titles across 20 consoles

Gamer gives up the dream, selling collection of 3,000+ titles across 20 consoles

Call it what you will, but sometimes it just becomes necessary to give up one's hobby. That seems to be the reality one video game fan is facing, as they're selling a collection of 3,133 titles that span 20 different consoles, most of which are included, all in good to excellent condition. With games ranging from the original NES all the way to the PlayStation 3, including rarities from the Turbo GrafX 16, Atari Jaguar, and Panasonic 3DO, the full collection seems to have taken a lifetime to put together.

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Capcom creates mobile division, has four games in pipeline

Capcom creates mobile division, has four games in pipeline

Capcom has announced a reorganization within the company, establishing a new dedicated mobile business division tasked with bringing some of Capcom’s biggest properties to mobile. According to the company’s announcement, Capcom plans to “aggressively release titles utilizing its IP,” citing three brands in particular: Mega Man, Monster Hunter, and Sengoku BASARA.

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New Black Ops 3 expansion detailed: multiplayers maps & zombie missions

New Black Ops 3 expansion detailed: multiplayers maps & zombie missions

Call of Duty: Black Ops III developer Treyarch has just announced the latest DLC expansion of the popular FPS title. Dubbed Eclipse, the DLC will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Black Ops III, however the PS4 will getting it first, on April 19th, while the other platforms will need to wait a few extra weeks. Much like the game's first expansion, Awakening, released in February, Eclipse will feature several new multiplayer maps, along with a new chapter for the Zombies story mode.

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More details reveal that Call of Duty 2016 will feature space, sci-fi theme

More details reveal that Call of Duty 2016 will feature space, sci-fi theme

Back in February we reported that the release of Activision's latest quarterly financial report teased "a new innovative Call of Duty title" for release later this year from developer Infinity Ward, along with the speculation that it may feature a space setting — a bit of a departure for the military-themed FPS game. That theory seems to be gaining traction, as new details have emerged that this year's Call of Duty will take place in a far future space setting, complete with sci-fi elements.

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‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

The game Left 4 Dead 2 is now backwards compatible on the Xbox One, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb announced today. The game can be picked up from the Microsoft Store online, where it resides at about 5GB and costs $19.99 USD. This is the latest Xbox One Backward Compatibility addition, allowing Xbox One owners to play select Xbox 360 games on the newer console. A large roster of games are already backwards compatible on Xbox One, and the number continues to grow regularly.

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Sources: PlayStation 4.5 will be announced before October

Sources: PlayStation 4.5 will be announced before October

Earlier this month, reports began surfacing about a “PlayStation 4.5” model that, among other things, would bring support for 4k-resolution games. Sony didn't confirm any of the rumors, but developers began cropping up saying they'd been briefed about the rumored console during GDC. Now a new group of sources have cropped up with additional details, among them being word that Sony will officially announce the PS4.5 before October.

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Grand Theft Auto 6 said to be in production, Tokyo was once considered

Grand Theft Auto 6 said to be in production, Tokyo was once considered

Grand Theft Auto 5 is far from being an aging title at this point, with a near endless number of activities available in the open-world crime game, but it is a solid two and half years old. This means that it's likely time developer Rockstar starts making plans for the next sequel. According to sources talking to TechRadar, that's exactly the case, with "preliminary" production having started on Grand Theft Auto 6.

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Atari Vault hits Steam with 100 classic games in one package

Atari Vault hits Steam with 100 classic games in one package

Classic and retro video game fans will be eager to hear that Atari Vault has just landed on PC via Steam, making it the easiest way possible to enjoy 100 of the most iconic arcade and home console titles from the early generation of gaming. This eliminates the need to use emulators and ROMs to enjoy games like Asteroids, Centipede, Pitfall, and Pong, not to mention it being cheaper than buying several included titles individually.

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Doom’s playable demons, super weapons revealed

Doom’s playable demons, super weapons revealed

As the May 13th release of the new Doom draws near, developer Id Software continues to reveal more details on the game's modern multiplayer features. Last week we were given a brief tour of the modes and arenas where players will be gunning each other down, and now we're getting a look at some of the special weapons, as well as the much-touted ability to transform into a demon for a brief period during matches.

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Rock Band 4 for PC offers every DLC song ever for $2.5k

Rock Band 4 for PC offers every DLC song ever for $2.5k

It's a really big discount that doesn't readily appear that way due to its massive size: those who want all the DLC songs for Rock Band 4 on PC can get them (if the crowdfunding campaign is successful) for a cool $2,500 USD. That reward tier was recently added to the game’s crowdfunding campaign, where maker Harmonix aims to raise enough funds to bring the title to PC.

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Dark Souls 3 can be played on Xbox One right now

Dark Souls 3 can be played on Xbox One right now

Fans of the Dark Souls games have eagerly been awaiting the third entry in the series, and its April 12th release in the US is almost here. However, the painfully-difficult action/RPG title made its debut in Japan today, and a loophole has been discovered that allows Xbox One users to start playing the game right now, and in English. So if you can't wait another two and a half weeks to get killed over and over again, here's your chance to start now.

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