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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Microsoft Launches Surprise Free Xbox One Game for 8 Players (or More)

Yesterday - Gamespot
It's always fun when a newly announced game at an event like E3 is released immediately; there's just something nice about bucking the usual trend of announcing a game months or years before its release. Today, Microsoft did just that, launching a new, unannounced Xbox One game--and you can get it right now for free.Voice Commander is the creation...

Lords of the Fallen dev addresses complaints about slow-moving characters

Yesterday - Joystiq
Lords of the Fallen, the Dark Souls-ian role-playing game from Deck 13 and City Interactive, has had trouble communicating what it's all about to potential players ahead of its release on October 28. Looking to better explain his game, Tomasz Gop of by Anthony John Agnello

Ghost ship mystery Return of the Obra Dinn waves in a demo

Yesterday - Joystiq
Return of the Obra Dinn is the first-person ghost ship mystery game with 1-bit rendering from Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope. Whatever else it is, you can find out right now with an early demo, downloadable for PC and Mac. The demo covers the by Jessica Conditt

Former EA CEO John Riccitiello Named Top Exec at Hearthstone Game Engine Company

Yesterday - Gamespot
Cross-platform game engine company Unity Technologies today announced that its CEO and founder, David Helgason, has stepped down from his role as chief executive. Taking over for him is former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello, who left the Battlefield publisher in May 2013.Riccitiello"This is an amazing win for Unity and the community," Helgaso...

The Gist - Does Destiny’s Lack of Compelling Plot Matter?

Yesterday - Gamespot
Destiny’s story is lackluster. That’s no secret. But why hasn’t this affected its popularity, and do gamers even care about story?

Nanako learns new swears in faux Persona 4 Platinum

Yesterday - Joystiq
Persona 4 Platinum might not be real, but that doesn't mean Atlus can't borrow a few ideas from this biting fan-made spoof. Spending Chanukah with President Tanaka sounds delightful. [Image: Faulerro] by Earnest Cavalli

Microsoft's New $50 Adapter Makes Xbox One's Kinect Work on PC

Yesterday - Gamespot
Microsoft today announced a $50 adapter that will allow you to connect your Xbox One Kinect to your PC, providing you with a potential use for the device even if you don't have it connected to your console.The adapter is now available through the Microsoft Store. Combined with the $150 price of a standalone Xbox One Kinect, that brings the total pr...

Brutal Legend PC limited edition coming soon from IndieBox

Yesterday - Joystiq
Indie game distributor IndieBox revealed that it will soon ship a Limited Edition version of Double FIne's heavy metal action-RTS Brutal Legend to subscribers, celebrating the game's fifth anniversary and marking the first time its PC version has by Danny Cowan

Mortal Kombat X Live-Action Series Announced

Yesterday - Gamespot
Warner Bros. is working on a live-action digital series inspired by upcoming fighting game, Mortal Kombat X, the publisher has announced. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. isn't sharing much in the way of specifics about the series, only saying that it will highlight "some of the franchise's most storied characters, while introducing a new generation of...

Titanfall's New Co-Op Mode Finally Lets You Play Against AI

Yesterday - Gamespot
Respawn promised it would show off Titanfall's "biggest update" ever today, and it looks like it's delivered. The main component of the upcoming update is a four-player co-op mode that sounds a lot like the Horde mode popularized by Gears of War 2. This marks the first time the game has offered a way to play that doesn't involve playing directly ag...

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