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Xbox One’s Killer Instinct shuffle gets regular: Thunder cracks

Xbox One’s Killer Instinct shuffle gets regular: Thunder cracks

Back when the Xbox One was first launched, Microsoft Studios and Double Helix suggested that there'd be a fairly regular switch-out of the characters that'd be able to be played in the most basic iteration of the game Killer Instinct. This game is the first free-to-play fighting game to be offered with any of the next-generation consoles, Xbox One, Wii U, and PlayStation 4 included, pushing it to be the subject of extra scrutiny on the part of the gaming community in a large way.

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Watch Dogs pre-order cancellation a simple error: no need to freak

Watch Dogs pre-order cancellation a simple error: no need to freak

This morning a report was delivered about order cancellations for the game Watch Dogs, a title set to be delivered some time in early 2014. This game had been delayed in the past, so it would have been a relatively large deal if the game were delayed any further than it already had been. The good news is that the cancellations were due to an error in Gamestop's software, not due to the game not being deliverable on time.

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Mighty No. 9 preview screencaps shared by Mega Man creator

Mighty No. 9 preview screencaps shared by Mega Man creator

This week the man who created Mega Man has shown a few new screenshots of Mighty No. 9, the next-gen game Comcept developer studio are working on - and boy, is it a simple construct. What you'll be seeing here is a couple of angles on what one of history's most infamous game heros has been up to courtesy of Keiji Inafune, showing off some of how this little fellow will be getting along with his placeholder enemies. That is, after all, what we're resigned to looking at for quite a while here.

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Xbox One’s 2014 Q2 console sales hit 3.9 million

Xbox One’s 2014 Q2 console sales hit 3.9 million

Today Microsoft published its fiscal year 2014 second quarter earnings report, and among it is presented a varied picture: year-on-year results are looking up, while Windows has continued to suffer from the lack of PC demand and the Surface skyrocketed. Among these trimmings is the gaming side of its Devices and Consumer revenue: 3.9 million Xbox One consoles were moved, and nearly as many Xbox 360s.

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XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

This month a couple of services have popped up for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - collections of games that can be played for free, crafted with HTML5 for play inside a next-gen gaming console's web browser. After tracking down the creator of the slightly more popular of the two, XboxIE, we found that he just released a PlayStation 4 iteration going by the name Sonyfied. Both sites now serve a modest number of games from some rather big names - Pac Man, Cut the Rope, and Bejeweled amongst them. It was when Xbox official Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson spoke about it on Twitter that things really started to fire up.

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PS4 “better terms” praised by ID@Xbox launch parity clause naysayers

PS4 “better terms” praised by ID@Xbox launch parity clause naysayers

While the user side of the Xbox One / PlayStation 4 equation might never come in contact directly with the ID@Xbox program, it's leaving a lasting impression on independent developers aiming to create next-generation games. Most recently you'll find The Fullbright Company's Steve Gaynor speaking with NowGamer about how, due to their relatively small size, launching on a single platform is really their only realistic option.

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Dead Rising 3 Review

Dead Rising 3 Review

With the release of the third installment of the Dead Rising series we were told we'd see a whole new door opened for not only the series, but the zombie-crunching genre as well. Seeing the game in all the biggest Xbox One advertisements was no small deterrent to the idea that this would be one of the games to watch with the launch of the console, and once we got down to business, it was almost instantly proven. Dead Rising 3 is easily one of the finest games on the Xbox One today.

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Xbox One leads December sales in USA: PS4 stock MIA

Xbox One leads December sales in USA: PS4 stock MIA

Head to your local gaming hardware retailer this weekend and you'll likely see a similar sight: the PlayStation 4 completely out of stock and Xbox One units as far as the eye can see. With reports and first-hand experience in both major cities and outlying, smaller towns throughout the USA, we've come to the very unscientific conclusion that Sony simply isn't keeping up with gamer demand for the PlayStation 4 console itself. Meanwhile the Xbox One leads sales in the December 2013 version of NPD Group's sales figures in the states.

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