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  1. Nintendo Switch Won't Have Virtual Console Support at LaunchRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | AusGamers

    RTS veterans Creative Assembly take the Spartan-sized helm of the latest Halo Wars, delivering a surprisingly strong sequel for Xbox One and Windows 10. We've taken Prey for a spacewalk and have emerged more than in love with the game, read on to know just why! After the reveal we got the chance to get up close and personal with the Switch, play some Zelda, and get our Joy-Con on. With Nintendo Switches starting to make the rounds to various press outlets one thing has become clear, the system at launch will very much be limited to being a games-only console.


  2. Xbox One Insider Preview build 15039 is now available in the Alpha ring - here's what's newRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    It's been almost a week since the last one , but Microsoft today released Xbox Insider Preview build 15039.1004 to the Preview Alpha ring. The build string is rs2_release_xbox_1703.170221-1900 and it comes in at 451MB.


  3. Xbox Games With Gold For March Show Turtle Rock Is Still Trying To Make Evolve HappenRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Cinema Blend News

    March is just around the corner, hiding in the shadows and waiting to pounce. It's appropriate, then, that one of the Xbox Live Games with Gold for the month will be Evolve , the game all about a team of humans hunting a giant monster that, in turn, is stalking them as well.


  4. The Next Halo Game Will Bring Back A Feature Missing From GuardiansRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Cinema Blend News

    Halo 6 is now the talk of the town. 343 Industries managed to get some time to go back to the drawing board and work out the good and bad from Halo 5 .


  5. Sunset Overdrive Dev on Lack of a Sequel: 'Ask Microsoft'Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | IGN

    A Sunset Overdrive sequel might still happen, but for now the franchise remains inactive, according to Insomniac president Ted Price. When asked by Game Informer why there has yet to be a follow-up to the 2014 Xbox One exclusive, Price replied, "You'd have to ask Microsoft."


  6. Local split-screen multiplayer is making its way back to the Halo seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Digital Trends

    In this era of online multiplayer, there aren't many split-screen games to play when friends come over. Halo will be bringing it back.


  7. COLUMN: Will Nintendo disappoint Squamish gamers again?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Squamish Chief

    The mini console was a replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and came preloaded with 30 built-in classic Nintendo games from my youth for a paltry $70 price tag. It was, of course, going to be an instant hit for the nostalgia factor, and for parents like me that wanted to show their kids what old school video gaming was all about.


  8. Future Halo Games Will Have Simpler StoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | IGN

    Today at DICE 2017, 343 Industries head Bonnie Ross confirmed that all future FPS Halo games will have split-screen multiplayer. During her talk, titled "Stewards of a Sci-Fi Universe," Ross discussed some of the lessons that 343 has learned over the past few years, including the rough multiplayer launch of The Master Chief Collection , as well as the lack of split-screen multiplayer in Halo 5: Guardians, noting it's "incredibly painful for the community" and for those at the studio.


  9. Halo split-screen combat is coming back-and it's here to stayRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Ars Technica

    In a Thursday speech at the gaming-minded DICE Summit, Microsoft's head of its 343 Industries group confirmed a return to split-screen modes in the series' first-person shooter games. "We will always have split-screen support going forward" for all first-person shooter games in the series, 343 chief Bonnie Ross told the Vegas crowd.


  10. Nintendo Switch's control options won't be optional for someRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Polygon

    I'm not one to balk at the idea of owning multiple controllers for game consoles, but I had hoped I wouldn't be forced to do so with the Nintendo Switch. I have two different fight sticks for my PlayStation 4 and a handful of different USB controllers for my PC, and I own every iteration of the Xbox controller.


  11. Nintendo Switch won't support Virtual Console games at launchRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Digital Trends

    If you were waiting to play Earthbound on your Switch on March 3, you're going to have to wait a little longer. The Nintendo Switch will support a library of classic games through the Virtual Console, giving players the opportunity to play titles from the NES, SNES, and possibly even the GameCube, but the feature is apparently not going to be ready on March 3. Nintendo made the announcement in a press release this morning, saying that Virtual Console games "will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch" and that it would offer more specifics on the system later.


  12. Xbox Games With Gold Lineup For March 2017 ConfirmedRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

    Every month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers get treated to a bunch of free games as part of their subscription and Microsoft has now revealed the Xbox Games with Gold lineup for March 27. There are a couple of good titles included in next month's lineup for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Since the Xbox 360 titles are backwards compatible, they are also playable on the Xbox One, so owners of the current-generation console get more bang for their buck.


  13. You'll have to wait to play old Nintendo games on your SwitchRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Mashable

    Virtual Console, the subsection of Nintendo's online eShop that peddles downloadable games from across the company's history, won't be available for Switch owners at launch. The news is confirmed in a Feb. 23 email that also lists the three indie games that will be available in the eShop at launch.


  14. Breath of the Wild on Switch doesn't require an installRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Polygon

    In our hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch thus far, we noticed something major: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild doesn't require a massive install in order to start playing. Instead, popping in the cartridge into the console gets you into Link's latest adventure right away.


  15. Cognitive Kinecting with the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | MSDN Blogs

    During early February weekend, we set off as individuals for IC Hack 17 - a Department of Computing organised hackathon - with Microsoft being the gold sponsor. None of us knew what to expect.


  16. Fios Goes After Gamers With 'Instant Internet'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MediaPost

    When launching a new product, it helps to target the people who will truly understand the difference. For Verizon Fios' "Instant Internet" service, that meant reaching out to gamers.


  17. Crash Bandicoot PS4 N Sane Trilogy could come to Xbox One following...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Star

    Last week Activision finally announced when players will get the chance to play the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on PS4. On top of this awesome announcement worth marking in your diaries, we also learnt that the game will have a dirt cheap price for three of the best platforming games ever made.


  18. NieR: Automata 'Arsenal of Elegant Destruction' trailerRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Oak Ridge Observer

    The game will only be releasing on PlayStation 4 and PC for now, and Producer Yosuke Saito recently spoke with Express UK , stating that there are "currently no plans to release" the game on Xbox One. Does this mean Nier Automata is coming to PC on the same day as on PlayStation 4 in Europe? However, and as we've already said, it appears that the PC version will be delayed.


  19. Xbox One: Oceanhorn Demo Now AvailableRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Gamasutra

    Oceanhorn is currently available on iPhone and iPad, Android, Apple TV, PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox. The game will be ported to even more platforms soon - including PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch.


  20. Here's all the games coming to Games with Gold in March 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | TrustedReviews

    Microsoft has revealed the free titles coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold service next month. The Xbox One lineup begins with Layers of Fear , a first-person survival horror title that has you explore a haunted house as a psychologically damaged artist.