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Free Xbox Live Games with Gold Announced for August 2014

Microsoft has announced August’s free Games with Gold program. Xbox One owners will be receiving Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut. Xbox 360 owners will be receiving Motocross Madness, available August 1st-15th, and Dishonored, August 16th-31st. These games will be available for anyone with an Xbox Live Gold…
Posted 28 Jul 2014 | Microsoft, News, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 0 Comments
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Sunday Review: The BG archive for the week of 7/21/14

Piles of SDCC 2014 news hit the site this week and dominated our headlines with word from Marvel, Dark Horse, and more. If you’re looking for reviews, we published a flood of DVD revs and a look at one of the best games of the year- The Wolf Among Us…
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Gameloft announces Modern Combat 5 and more headed to Windows 8

Upcoming mobile FPS Modern Combat 5: Blackout will be the first of Gameloft’s titles to go day-one for both mobile and the PC, alongside versions on the traditional Android and iOS app stores.
Posted 23 Jul 2014 | Android, Apple, industry, Microsoft, News, PC, Windows Phone | 0 Comments
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August’s Xbox One update to be Blu-Ray and download-centric

Some new features coming to Microsoft’s box include remote downloads and the ability to view 3D Blu-Ray discs.
Posted 21 Jul 2014 | Microsoft, News, Xbox One | 0 Comments
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Sunday Review: The BG archive for the week of 7/14/14

Ramping up to SDCC this coming week, there was plenty of comic book news to be had- and plenty of gaming bits too as the industry continues to put on a show for the mega-con.
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Kinect-less Xbox One more than doubles console sales in first month

Apparently dropping Kinect from the Xbox One box was a good idea.
Posted 18 Jul 2014 | Microsoft, News, Xbox One | 0 Comments
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Pinball FX2 shoots onto Xbox One this month

Zen’s brand of pinball simulation is finally arriving on the Xbox One, and much sooner than later.
Posted 16 Jul 2014 | Microsoft, News, Xbox One | 0 Comments
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Sunday Review: The BG Archive for the week of 7/7/14

It might be a dead season for game releases (hi Summer!), but there was still plenty to talk about this past week including plenty of SDCC chatter, our preview of Dragon Age: Inquisition, and a special feature where our own Troy took a look at EA and the mobile gaming…
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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Xbox One) Review

“Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition” is a lot like a really good guacamole.
Posted 11 Jul 2014 | Microsoft, News, past, Reviews, Xbox One, Xbox One | 0 Comments
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New Halo: The Master Chief Collection Trailer features Arbiter

A new trailer for “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” features the Arbiter from “Halo 2.” In this trailer, the Arbiter, voiced by Keith David, is reminiscent about his adventures as the Arbiter.  This iconic character was a huge surprise when he was revealed back in 2004. For the 10-year anniversary of “Halo…
Posted 07 Jul 2014 | Microsoft, News, Xbox One | 1 Comment
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The End Of Age Of Empires Online After 3 Years

Originally released August 2011, with just two civilisations, the Egyptians and the Greeks, Age of Empires on-line was set to be an impressive multi player on-line strategy game. Sadly this games runs ended yesterday, after 3 long years. The game entered its ‘support phase’ last year, meaning no more new…
Posted 02 Jul 2014 | industry, Microsoft, News, PC | 0 Comments
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StepTo returns to Microsoft, to serve as Gears of War community chief

Microsoft’s former czar of policy and enforcement on Xbox Live is back in the fold and will oversee community involvement in one of the company’s biggest IP’s.
Posted 30 Jun 2014 | Microsoft, News, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 0 Comments