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Here’s why Destiny is a winner post-Alpha

Here’s why Destiny is a winner post-Alpha

I can’t wait for Destiny to be released for all platforms. It’s developed on an in-house engine, looks like a combination of Star Wars* and Halo, and it sounds nice too. And it’s only the Alpha - it’s going to look and feel BETTER than this when it’s eventually released in full.

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Behind the Scenes with gaming’s most important 90 minutes

Behind the Scenes with gaming’s most important 90 minutes

This year at E3 2014, Xbox head Phil Spencer started the show with the following: "today we are dedicating our entire briefing to games." This presentation was to be a big change of attention for Microsoft, showing not only that the Xbox One was dedicated to games, but that Microsoft was dedicated to Xbox, not least of all with the singular vision of Phil Spencer.

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Xbox One update for July focuses on Achievements

Xbox One update for July focuses on Achievements

Inside the July software update for Xbox One you’ll find more than your fair share of updates surrounding Achievements. This update will be working with Snap Mode for Achievements, first and foremost, and will be bringing the pinning of Achievements while you’ve got them pinned for easy access. Following one Achievement has never been so easy to stare at.

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First Xbox One Kinect opt-out games confirmed for graphics boost

First Xbox One Kinect opt-out games confirmed for graphics boost

The first Xbox One games to benefit from ditching Kinect have been named, with both Destiny and Sunset Overdrive committed to using the extra GPU grunt to hit 1080p/30fps. Microsoft confirmed that, by giving developers access to hitherto-reserved system resources once earmarked for Kinect functionality, games could potentially see a 10-percent performance boost. However, it wasn't so easy as unplugging the sensor bar and seeing better quality graphics.

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DOOM 4 teaser trailer ignites E3 2014

DOOM 4 teaser trailer ignites E3 2014

There’s a teaser trailer now for DOOM (or DOOM 4), a game that might not appear before the end of the year is up. This teaser trailer teases to no end, giving some hints about storyline and not one whole heck of a lot else. It does look fantastic, of course - and it proves again that DOOM does, indeed, exist.

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Xbox One E3 2014 game trailers rundown

Xbox One E3 2014 game trailers rundown

This morning at the start of the Xbox One presentation at E3 2015, Xbox head Phil Spencer suggested something crazy. "Today we are dedicating our entire briefing to games," said Spencer, suggesting that there’d be no chatter about TV programming, audio systems, or in-car entertainment. Nay, said he, it was time to reveal more games than you’d know what to do with.

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Halo Master Chief Collection HD gameplay brings HD 2

Halo Master Chief Collection HD gameplay brings HD 2

To demonstrate the high-definition revamp Halo 2 multiplayer has gotten in the Halo Master Chief Collection this week, E3 2014 delivered action onstage. What you’ll see is a basic match - the same as you’d be playing back with the original version of Halo 2, only here it’s far, far prettier. If you like big flat slabs of color, you’ll want to pull out the older console - this version is being played on Xbox One.

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