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Xbox SmartGlass and Video updates keep you forever connected

Xbox SmartGlass and Video updates keep you forever connected

Microsoft is moving forward with some of the non-gaming elements they’ve found important to the Xbox One experience this week, starting with Xbox Video and Xbox SmartGlass for tablets and smartphones. Inside the Xbox Video universe, it comes down to one key update - the ability to leave off watching a movie on one device only to pick up on that movie on another. This system, excellent for the "marathon watcher", as they say, works with Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, and through XboxVideo dot com starting this week.

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COD: Ghosts DLC 2 gameplay trailer brings Predator to Extinction

COD: Ghosts DLC 2 gameplay trailer brings Predator to Extinction

If you enjoyed the gameplay included in the first DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts with Michael Myers, chances are you’re going to be pumped up about the secret character from the second installment. In this release comes none other than the Predator himself. Here we’re guessing that the alien action we’ve been seeing thus far in "Extinction" gameplay has all been part of a worldwide invasion by our favorite hunter.

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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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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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Titanfall Matchmaking System updated: skill-based in Beta mode

Titanfall Matchmaking System updated: skill-based in Beta mode

While you may not find the Titanfall Matchmaking System to be perfect, there’s a new "Improved Matchmaking Beta" system out today for Titanfall players of all types. You’ll find this option directly below the rest of the "Classic" modes of gameplay, connected (for now) to Attrition alone. This system is - make sure you remember this - in BETA mode for now, so don’t expect too much magic right off the bat.

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Killer Instinct rebooted from the inside out

Killer Instinct rebooted from the inside out

There’s a new character coming to Killer Instinct for Xbox One in April - right on schedule - but there’s a big change going on behind the scenes as well. What you might not know from a player’s perspective is that the developer behind Killer Instinct’s current iteration is changing teams. Having been purchased in their entirety by Amazon last month, Double Helix Games is being replaced on the Killer Instinct Title as well.

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Batman: Arkham Knight, a new Iron Man-like villain

Batman: Arkham Knight, a new Iron Man-like villain

Today the folks at WB Games have revealed a number of new renders made for Batman: Arkham Knight. Inside this release you’ll find a new villain, one that aims to match Batman in abilities as well as looks - make no mistake: this isn’t Batman, it’s a brand new villain called "Arkham Knight".

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Titanfall statue construction part 2: Reacher

Titanfall statue construction part 2: Reacher

Having had some great response to our initial investigation into the creation of the 2-story-tall Titan touring Berlin this gaming season, we followed up with the makers at Daniel’s Wood Land. The second model - and perhaps the more popular here in the USA since it's made several appearances stateside - is the "Reacher". This model is a bit shorter than the other due to its aim: capturing pilots for photo opportunities.

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