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News: Disney Infinity Add-on Discs Detailed

Disney Infinity Add-on Discs Detailed

Wallet buster.

Details about the Skylanders-alike Disney Infinity have been thin on the ground since E3, barring a few press releases and trailers that didn't show off very much, but it seems that information has been more forthcoming today. The game, which launches on Xbox 360 toward the end of August, is expandable via the purchase of physical...

News: Xbox One Controller and Headset Pricing Confirmed

Xbox One Controller and Headset Pricing Confirmed

US prices go live.

Microsoft has confirmed final pricing for additional Xbox One controllers and headsets, as well as laying out the details for the Xbox One Play and Charge Kit. The extra controller on its own will be $59.99 (the same as the PS4's DualShock 4), with the Play and Charge kit setting you back $24.99. A bundle deal is available from...

News: Kingdom Hearts Not a Trilogy, Set to Continue After Third Game

Kingdom Hearts Not a Trilogy, Set to Continue After Third Game

Nomura explains.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kingdom Hearts mastermind Testuya Nomura has confirmed that even though the much-awaited Kingdom Hearts III will close the book on some storylines (and possibly in turn, some characters), the game shouldn't be viewed as a trilogy. Indeed, he also confirmed that the game would live on past...

News: Microsoft Confirms Gamescom Event for August 20th

Microsoft Confirms Gamescom Event for August 20th

Mark those calendars

More Xbox One specifics will be detailed at Gamescom next month now that Microsoft has locked in August 20th as the day of their Showcase Event at the popular Germany convention. Microsoft failed to give a showing last year but are determined to put the spotlight back on their next-gen platform after a whirlwind of publicity...

News: Kinect Sports Rivals Will Skip Launch of Xbox One

Kinect Sports Rivals Will Skip Launch of Xbox One

Delay means "extra time to add polish"

Announced at E3 this year, Rare's Kinect Sports Rivals was to be released on the same day as the Xbox One. Those launch plans have now been changed, with a release date now being pegged for spring 2014. A statement from Microsoft confirms the delay: Kinect Sports Rivals is an ambitious project and a...

Reaction: Development for The Masses

Development for The Masses

Self-publishing is the way forward.

Microsoft has announced that indie developers will be able to self-publish their games on Xbox One. Not only that, but they’ll be able to use their standard retail Xbox One as a debug device on which to develop and test their creations before releasing them to the wider world. To people who only ever purchase...

News: Every Xbox One Can Be Used For Development

Every Xbox One Can Be Used For Development

Xbox One Self Publishing Program Announced

Major Nelson has confirmed that Microsoft has been working on a new program that allows users and developers to self publish their content. In a short message, the Major wrote that:- "Our vision is that every person can be a creator. That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and...

News: Xbox One Dev Kit Shows Possible White Version

Xbox One Dev Kit Shows Possible White Version

Leaked pic shows white exterior

Seeing the dev kits for upcoming consoles is really quite fascinating. Long before Microsoft had settled on a final design for their Xbox One, they were sending kits to developers so they can start working on games for the platform. Usually, these dev kits look absolutely nothing like the final product and are more...

Rumour: Kinect-Free Xbox One Bundles to Launch In 2014

Kinect-Free Xbox One Bundles to Launch In 2014

We're surprised the rumour took this long.

Machinima's Inside Gaming Daily is reporting a rumour that Microsoft are planning on launching a Kinect-free Xbox One bundle in the summer of 2014. They even go so far as to suggest that two different bundles will be on the cards. A "standard" bundle, and one that contains a smaller hard drive. The goal of...

News: Analyst Suggests Pre-Launch Xbox One Price Cut Is On The Way

Analyst Suggests Pre-Launch Xbox One Price Cut Is On The Way

Really?

MCV are reporting that RW Baird's Senior Equity Research Analyst Colin Sebastian, is predicting a price cut for the Xbox One before it even hits the shelves. Sebastian, who recently predicted that both the Xbox One and PS4 will be hard to find on the shelves this Christmas due to shipment numbers, thinks that the platform holder is "working...

News: Black Ops 2 Double XP Weekend Kicks off Friday

Black Ops 2 Double XP Weekend Kicks off Friday

Pressing the button one more time...

Treyarch has confirmed that they'll be activating the old Double XP mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops II this weekend. You'll get double multiplayer XP from Friday July 26th at 10am PDT, through to Monday July 29th and 10am PDT. This is on all formats, not just Xbox 360. The announcement follows a big title...

News: Tom Clancy Titles Get Prices Trimmed

Tom Clancy Titles Get Prices Trimmed

Stealthy.

Ubisoft has confirmed that until the 29th of July, you'll be able to get your hands on the majority of the Tom Clancy games via Games on Demand for a discounted price. Also, Splinter Cell: Conviction will see the "Deniable Ops: Insurgency" pack cut down to just 400MSP. The games will run you £8.99 apiece in the UK. It has to be said...

News: New Assassin's Creed IV Video Shows Open World

New Assassin's Creed IV Video Shows Open World

13 minutes of shiny.

Ubisoft has released a new video that shows off some of the more open-world features of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The video is narrated by game director Ashraf Ismail, and shows off the Caribbean to full effect. From picking up a small contract to jumping into your boat and heading into a full on naval battle, everything...

News: Your FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Will Cross Generations

Your FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Will Cross Generations

Oh, fine play.

In a decent move, EA has announced that if you're one of the millions of people who are planning to buy FIFA 14 when it's released for the Xbox 360, and then upgrade to the Xbox One version when that console launches in November, you won't lose all of your progress when you switch. Your standard Career mode won't switch over, but if...

News: Xbox One Records Your Last 5 Minutes of Gameplay

Xbox One Records Your Last 5 Minutes of Gameplay

DVR feature explained

The Xbox One will record the last five minutes of gameplay in the background for players to then view, edit and share among social networks. Announced at the San Diego Comic-Con event, Microsoft formally outlined the console's DVR capability, called "Project Upload." Speaking with Gamespot, creative director Ken Lobb of...

News: You Can Play Your Xbox One Disc Games During Installation

You Can Play Your Xbox One Disc Games During Installation

Worry not!

While some people are having trouble dealing with the fact that all Xbox One games will require installation, it seems that there's at least some positive news to come out of the situation. Unlike on the PS3, for example, where certain game installs can take a while and get in the way of you actually playing the game, on Xbox One the...

News: Capcom Bringing Strider Franchise to Xbox One, Xbox 360

Capcom Bringing Strider Franchise to Xbox One, Xbox 360

Digital title due in 2014.

Capcom has announced that they'll be bringing a reboot of the classic Strider franchise to Xbox One and Xbox 360 next year. The new title, which is simply called Strider - is in development with Double Helix, and is being pitched as an intense side-scrolling platformer that kicks off in the metropolis of Kazakh City...

News: Halo 4 Web Series Picks Up Emmy Nomination

Halo 4 Web Series Picks Up Emmy Nomination

Up against Mr. Holmes, Medieval norsemen and...tv journalists

The Halo 4 live-action web series Forward Unto Dawn has been noticed by the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, garnering a Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Title Design. Sure, it may not be the most prestigious award the Emmy's are known for, but we'll take what we can get...

News: Forza Motorsport 5 Needs To Connect Online Before You Can Play

Forza Motorsport 5 Needs To Connect Online Before You Can Play

New info from Turn 10 reveals required day one download

Forza Motorsport 5 is one of the essential Xbox One games that will be available at launch with the console this November. In lieu of Microsoft's DRM reversal last month, developer Turn 10 Studios has unveiled their release plans for their next-gen racer during an interview with IGN. Head of...

News: Ultimate Warrior to Return in WWE 2k14

Ultimate Warrior to Return in WWE 2k14

Always believe.

2k Games has confirmed that the legendary Ultimate Warrior will be making a comeback in the WWE's first videogame release since THQ folded, WWE 2k14. Players that preorder the game will find that the Warrior is a playable character in the game, complete with hair, tassles, and - we're hoping - the ability to perform a super-long...

News: F1 2013 Introduces Classic Mode

F1 2013 Introduces Classic Mode

Xbox One Version Ruled Out

Codemasters has formally announced that they're working on F1 2013, and have confirmed that the game is strictly a current-generation only affair. Players will be able to take part in a new "classic" mode, which is presented by the absolute legend that is Murray Walker. In the mode, you'll be able to play as the likes of...

News: Monaco Dev Laments Poor Xbox 360 Sales

Monaco Dev Laments Poor Xbox 360 Sales

Wants more of what's yours to be theirs.

Andy Schatz, the main man behind Xbox Live Arcade (and PC) title Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine has spoken out on Reddit about disappointing sales of the game on Xbox 360. He says that the company never depended on the Xbox to be their primary revenue generator, but was "very disappointed" with Xbox sales all...

News: Assassin's Creed II is Free Right Now For Gold Members

Assassin's Creed II is Free Right Now For Gold Members

Lots of XBL discounts too!

If you're a current Xbox Live Gold member, you can now claim a free digital copy of Ubisoft's 2009 open-world smash hit, Assassin's Creed II. Combatting Sony's successful Instant Game Collection offered to its Playstation Plus users, Microsoft is giving away two free games to all Gold members regularly on the 1st and 16th...