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Xbox One 1080p SDK to ease 720p woes as sharpening filter dropped

Xbox One 1080p SDK to ease 720p woes as sharpening filter dropped

Microsoft’s Xbox One has received more than its fair share of bad press due to the few games released with 1080p on PS4 while their console rolled with 720p. Now we’re seeing word from Rebellion Games’ Jean-Baptiste Bolcato that an upcoming SDK (software development package) that’ll allow easier development for the Xbox One in 1080p. Also via NeoGAF we’re finding that Microsoft’s Sharpening Filter is now gone.

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Titanfall Beta open: everyone is free to play

Titanfall Beta open: everyone is free to play

Tonight the decision to stress test Titanfall Beta has been made - codes will not be needed and all players will be able to try the game until the end of the Beta period. At the moment this means users will immediately, if not soon, be able to access Titanfall Beta so that the creators of the game are able to test how much the servers that keep the game active online are able to take.

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Titanfall Beta codes use extended: servers down time to thank

Titanfall Beta codes use extended: servers down time to thank

It would appear that the Titanfall servers bug was a big enough issue over the past 24 hours or so to warrant an extension of the Beta time for users in the long run. In other words - if you were bummed that you'd not be getting as much Titanfall Beta time as possible due to the down-time this weekend, have no fear! The Titanfall Beta has been extended "at least a day".

UPDATE: Respawn Entertainment has decided to make this an OPEN Beta!

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark game official with Edge of Reality at helm

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark game official with Edge of Reality at helm

The development team at Edge of Reality have been revealed as the new commanders of the next Transformers video game with Activision keeping command over publishing rights. With Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, we’ve got a battle over Earth - with battles on our own, home planet, this time around, while it’s quite possible much of the rest of the game will center around rather similar gameplay to past Transformers releases. Here we’ve got a Story Campaign mode as well as co-op Escalation modes appearing in this game’s first data push.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts: why the hate?

Call of Duty: Ghosts: why the hate?

This week we're taking a look at the bigger picture when it comes to reviews of the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. When we first published our (still in progress) review of Call of Duty: Ghosts earlier this year, it was shocking to see how big of a backlash was issued at the hands of gamers that'd purchased the title and disagreed with our (mostly positive) assessment on a level so great that we were accused of publishing a paid review (which, for the record, we never, ever do.) Here we're taking a peek at some of the biggest complaints users have with the game.

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Titanfall Beta servers down: Microsoft working on fix

Titanfall Beta servers down: Microsoft working on fix

This afternoon servers are in short supply for the Titanfall Beta, owing to a bug rather than to a final limitation for the game. According to Respawn Entertainment developer Jon Shiring, Microsoft is both aware of the bug and is working on a fix right this minute. You'll encounter this situation in gameplay when you see the message "no servers found."

UPDATE: With servers back to normal, mostly, Respawn Entertainment decided to make this Closed Beta an Open Beta for everyone starting just one day after launch!

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Xbox One delayed pre-Titanfall update rolls out today

Xbox One delayed pre-Titanfall update rolls out today

Microsoft has begun pushing out its first firmware update for the Xbox One, having been slightly delayed from its original February 13th release date, though most gamers shouldn't need to do anything to get it on their console. The update, part of a double-whammy that Microsoft has said are for a large part prepping the Xbox One for Titanfall's full release, is headed to all consoles this weekend, starting today.

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DayZ console development: Xbox One more than likely, PS4 maybe

DayZ console development: Xbox One more than likely, PS4 maybe

The zombie survival game known as DayZ is getting close and closer to the next-generation console environment this week, though with an intent much more well thought-out than the staggering mindlessness of the beasts it contains. This week in an interview with Gamereactor, game developer Dean "Rocket" Hall suggested that, while both consoles are still on the table, he's already had talks with Microsoft about the possibility of the title reaching the Xbox One first.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/14/14: Titanfall Beta codes, Halo 5, Netflix binge

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/14/14: Titanfall Beta codes, Halo 5, Netflix binge

It's Titanfall Beta day - and also Valentine's Day - but mostly Titanfall Beta day, and you're going to find one whole heck of a lot of people today looking for codes. While there is still a normal sign-up for Titanfall's Beta release out there, there's also a bunch of users in the wild with codes to give out - grab one! While one thing doesn't necessarily have to do with the other, Xbox One and Xbox 360 topped game sales in January.

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