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Sunset Overdrive kicks into a higher gear on October 28

Sunset Overdrive will launch October 28, Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price announced during Microsoft's E3 2014 press event today. The game is exclusive to Xbox One and features colorful third-person slide-and-gun action....

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Batman: Arkham Knight delayed into 2015

This year's lineup of blockbuster games is on the wane, with Batman: Arkham Knight making a high-profile exit into 2015. The Arkham series, which has mainly been a product of Rocksteady Studios and the matching realization that Batman games don't have to be robot-punching slogs through Gotham's...

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Harmonix lays off 37 staff

Harmonix announced that it is undergoing an organizational restructure, resulting in the loss of 37 full-time positions. The news comes just one week after the developer successfully raised $844,127 on Kickstarter to create a successor to its 2002 cult favorite PS2 music game, Amplitude. ...

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The Order: 1886 delayed until 2015

The PlayStation 4's visually extravagant third-person shooter, The Order: 1886, has been delayed until "early" 2015 – or about 129 years after a group of gun-toting knights embarked on a quest that many excitable historians said would definitely, definitely be adapted into a video game one...

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Report: YouTube to acquire Twitch for $1 billion [Update]

YouTube has opted to buy into the streaming video game business by acquiring Twitch for $1 billion, according to Variety. Citing unnamed sources close to the deal, Variety claims the $1 billion figure will change hands in an all-cash deal, with an official announcement and full details arriving...

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Halo 5 and its 'Guardians' coming to Xbox One in 2015

The newly christened Halo 5: Guardians is coming to Xbox One in fall 2015, giving dev 343 Industries time to ensure it has "the scope, features, and scale we've been dreaming of for more than a decade." Those are the words of GM Bonnie Ross who, ahead of a one-and-a-half years wait, underlined the...

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The Division delayed to 2015

Tom Clancy's The Division, Ubisoft's open-world shooter, has been pushed back to a 2015 launch date. It was previously due out by the end of 2014. "As you have noticed, The Division is not included into our full-year guidance," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said during today's financial call. "It...

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Far Cry 4 confirmed by Ubisoft, coming November 18

Far Cry 4 has been confirmed by a Ubisoft financial report for the fiscal year, and is expected to hit PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on November 18, 2014. The game will take place in Kyrat, a fictional region of the Himalayas, which suffers under the reign of a self-appointed king. "The...

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Dis-Kinected Xbox One coming June 9

Microsoft has announced that it will release a new lineup of Xbox One consoles that do not include the Kinect motion-sensing peripheral. Starting June 9, Microsoft will offer Kinect-less Xbox One hardware bundles at $399 in North America and £349 in the UK. Microsoft cites customer...

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Microsoft stops asking HBO Go, Netflix customers to pay twice

Microsoft announced this morning it will no longer keep Netflix, Hulu and other streaming apps behind the company's Xbox Live Gold paywall. "Coming in June, anyone with an Xbox will be able to access popular entertainment experiences – whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership,"...

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