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Xbox One February game releases tap the Thief

Xbox One February game releases tap the Thief

While precious few in number, game releases for the Xbox One inside of February include some games that have the potential to be real heavy-hitters. We've got four games and one beta release - however that'll play out - with The Lego Movie Videogame, Plants VS. Zombies: Garden Warfar, Rayman Legends, and Thief. This is only the beginning - and we're only seeing the PlayStation 4 beat this list by a single game (one coming out tomorrow).

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Meet Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s anti-Ballmer

Meet Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s anti-Ballmer

Satya Nadella wears hoodies. He understands the rules of cricket. More importantly, the newly-named Microsoft CEO understands hardware, something Steve Ballmer has struggled to convince the company, its board and investors, and indeed its OEM partners and customers, that he does over the course of his tenure. "I want us to be able to take our focus and innovation forward" Nadella said of his aims at the company where he's already spent 22 of his 46 years.

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Michael Myers hits COD: Ghosts Onslaught with a sign from the future

Michael Myers hits COD: Ghosts Onslaught with a sign from the future

If the devil is in the details, then Infinity Ward has summoned more than their fair share of demons in the creation of the Fog map for the first DLC for the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. This expansion goes by the name Onslaught, and in the gameplay map called "Fog", players are invited to dip into an environment that's the video game embodiment the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods. Not that it looks the same - it quite different visually - but the same idea is there: here we've got every woods-based horror movie all bound into one.

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Xbox One “cheaper” model coming in 2014

Xbox One “cheaper” model coming in 2014

Another source has stepped forward with information about an Xbox One model that may very well be appearing later this year with a price that's ever-so-slightly less expensive than the current singular model. This release would suggest that Microsoft has some wiggle-room when it comes to delivering a fully immersive experience with the console by taking out a few less-than-necessary components.

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Xbox One White release and $399 console detailed in brief

Xbox One White release and $399 console detailed in brief

With the Xbox One having just been released a matter of weeks ago, it's not especially easy to picture not one, but two new versions of the console appearing before the end of the year. But according to leakster "ntkrnl", that's very, very possible here in 2014. What we're seeing here is news - leaked news, mind you, of the (relatively confirmed) anonymous kind, so keep your salt handy.

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Halo 5 release tipped for November 2015, “beta” this winter

Halo 5 release tipped for November 2015, “beta” this winter

One massive amount of insider knowledge on the Xbox One - and Halo specifically - has been dropped over the past several hours, some of it involving hardware, some of it coming in on the software side of things. What we're going to do here is break it all down as simple as possible, and what you're going to need to do is take it all with a grain of salt. The source does appear legitimate, but there's always the chance of a break in the chain of trust.

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Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 sidesteps PS+, Xbox One gamers aren’t so fortunate

Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 sidesteps PS+, Xbox One gamers aren’t so fortunate

Bethesda's oft-leaked and much-anticipated upcoming Elder Scrolls Online will be kinder to PlayStation 4 than Xbox One gamers, at least as far as subscription requirements are concerned. Today in a PlayStation blog post, ZeniMax Online Studios put concerns at ease, saying a PlayStation Plus subscription won't be required to play. Xbox One gamers aren't so lucky, however, according to a statement from Bethesda.

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Microsoft Studios acquires “Gears of War” franchise, shuttles development to Black Tusk Studios

Microsoft Studios acquires “Gears of War” franchise, shuttles development to Black Tusk Studios

Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise, the company announced today on Xbox Wire. With the acquisition will come a new development location for the games -- Black Tusk Studios located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additionally, Epic Games' Director of Production Rod Fergusson will be joining Microsoft with an unspecified "leadership" role at Black Tusk Studios.

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Review

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Review

We're in an era of reboots in the greater gaming universe, that's for certain, and games like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition are taking the term as lightly as possible in an upgrade from one year to the next. Like the current trend in seasons of a smartphone, Square Enix has opted to suggest: if it isn't broken, just make it look better. While we never really saw any iteration of Tomb Raider in 2013 as a title that needed some visual finessing, here it's made rather clear: sometimes you don't know what you want until it's been given to you.

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