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Matchmaking targeted in new Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has suffered from serious matchmaking issues since its launch earlier this month – when we reviewed it, matchmaking was "barely functioning." However, today's content update aims to fix many of these issues. In a blog post, developer 343 Industries outlines t...

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Report: Double Helix had Killer Instinct build on Xbox 360

Killer Instinct for the Xbox One may have began life as a project for the Xbox 360, if new footage showcased by Andrew Borman of Past To Present Online is to be believed. A video from PTP Online, viewable after the break, shows a (very) rough draft of what would go on to become the Killer Instinct ...

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The new dance in Halo 5: Guardians

Despite likening the beta test as "coming out of the house half dressed," 343 Industries and Microsoft will use December as a showcase for Halo 5: Guardians – at least the multiplayer part. With almost 2 years of work done and nearly another year to go before launch, Halo 5: Guardians is goin...

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Metareview: Sunset Overdrive

Maybe you noticed, but we really liked spending time with Sunset Overdrive. Our five-star review of Insomniac's outlandish action game based in the apocalyptic Sunset City praised its variety in elements like mission structure and weaponry. Thanks to gear like the "rapid-fire weapon that launches v...

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Halo: Spartan Strike goes top-down on PC, mobile in December

Microsoft announced a new top-down Halo spinoff today for PC and mobile: Halo: Spartan Strike. Developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games, Spartan Strike will arrive on Windows 8 devices and Steam on December 12 for $6. Spartan Strike bears strong resemblance to the developers' other third-pers...

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Take Forza Horizon 2 out for a test drive next month

The demo for Forza Horizon 2 will be available for players to download on September 16. Playground Games' open-world racer will launch in full on September 30 for Xbox One, and will feature over 200 cars at launch. Microsoft also disclosed the game's achievements list, which can be found at Xbox Wi...

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Killer Instinct: Season 2 hits on Oct. 15

Killer Instinct's second season launches on October 15, bringing along two new fighters, game modes and a revamped interface. Season 2 includes the characters TJ Combo and Maya. The Killer Instinct: Season 2 Ultra Edition includes eight new fighters to be released one per month after TJ and Maya...

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Forza Horizon 2 features Kinect-enabled assistant called ANNA

Road trips are a blast if you've got someone to talk to, but not everyone can just drop their life for weeks at time to attend driving festivals. You're an exception to that rule in Forza Horizon 2, but Turn 10 Studios Creative Director Ralph Fulton shared some good news with Examiner: Horizon 2 d...

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Powerstar Golf now free-to-play with full game unlock on Xbox One

Zoë Mode and Microsoft Studios' Xbox One golfing sim Powerstar Golf is now free-to-play with upgrade options available for players who wish to purchase the full version. Originally priced at $19.99, Powerstar Golf is currently available as a free download that includes a single hole from ev...

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Forza 5 Meguiar's car pack lets you be the fast prince of Bel Air

Now this is a story all about how Xbox got flip-turned upside down ... Okay, it's not. It's actually about how Forza 5 developer Turn 10 has released 10 new cars for players to download and burn rubber with, including two Aston Martin models and the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (see where we got the ...

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