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Double Review: 2 Radical Free Games for Xbox One

Double Review: 2 Radical Free Games for Xbox One

This month two games are popping up free for Xbox Live Gold members: "Max: the Curse of Brotherhood" and "Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition." Both games are generally considered to be "indy", and they certainly play that way - but they’re bringing a fine mix of nostalgia and high-end graphics (flat as they may be) that give us pause.

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Advanced Warfare making-of video shows top-dollar development

Advanced Warfare making-of video shows top-dollar development

Behind the scenes videos with the folks creating the Call of Duty series are always interesting to behold, even if you’re not a player of the games themselves. This is because Activision, and now SledgeHammer Games, are all about showing as much as they possibly can before a game release. In this case, this means seeing actors being captured in as much detail as possible - body and face included.

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Watch GTA V as a first-person shooter, looking like Half-Life

Watch GTA V as a first-person shooter, looking like Half-Life

If we didn’t know better, we’d guess that this Grand Theft Auto 5 video was created with Valve’s Source engine. Instead, modded XBLToothPik suggests he’s working with a modded Xbox 360 and the original Grand Theft Auto V to create a first-person experience for the game. Not just first-person inside vehicles, first person everywhere, at all times.

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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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