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Killer Instinct's Spinal is no skin, all bones in first screens

Spinal is set to be added to Killer Instinct's roster later this month. In anticipation of the new character, Microsoft has dropped some screens showing off the malnourished combatant's updated design – except for his tried-and-true headband that is. Some things never go out of style....

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State of Decay dev extends relationship with Microsoft Studios

Undead Labs, developer of the runaway zombie hit State of Decay, has signed a "multi-year, multi-title agreement" with Microsoft Studios. "We'll be able to share details later this year, but as with State of Decay, we think it's best if we just keep our heads down and build some prototypes...

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Former Destiny design director Joseph Staten returns to Microsoft

Joseph Staten, original holder of the Halo Bible and design director at Bungie, has returned to Microsoft, according to his LinkedIn profile page. In September, Bungie announced Staten was exiting his role as design director on Destiny; leaving the company after 15 years of service to tackle "new...

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Killer Instinct's free character is now Sabrewulf

Double Helix has dropped a new patch on Xbox One fighter Killer Instinct, rotating out Jago for Sabrewulf in the free-to-play version of the game. If you're rocking the free-to-play version and want to go back to Jago, you'll have to drop $5 to unlock him. The patch also includes a host of...

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Dead Rising 3's first DLC episode delayed, now coming Jan. 21

Capcom has announced that "Operation Broken Eagle," the first DLC episode for Xbox One's zombie smasher Dead Rising 3, has been pushed back to January 21. "Adding new content to the massive open world of Los Perdidos is a major undertaking, and to ensure we provide the best possible experience...

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Microsoft partners with Japanese developers, games to be announced in 2014

Microsoft has signed on some Japanese development teams to bolster the Xbox One's presence in that region, Microsoft Studios Corporate VP Phil Spencer told Kotaku. Spencer said the as-yet-unannounced games will be revealed in 2014, and that they will be "full Japanese games" as opposed to...

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Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive pinned for 2014 by Microsoft

Hidden in Microsoft''s Xbox One launch blurb is a fresh 2014 release window for Insomniac shooter Sunset Overdrive. Insomniac didn't date the Microsoft-published game when it was announced at E3, but it's on course for next year according to the big M. Sunset Overdrive is in a playable state and...

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Joystiq Streams: Ryse Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct [Watch the replay!]

Update: The live stream has ended. Watch the replay above. If you've read our reviews for Ryse: Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3, you may want to learn even more about two of Xbox One's biggest launch games. Your pals at Joystiq are streaming them both in a special edition of our Joystiq...

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Spencer: Microsoft focused on core games for PC

Microsoft Studios vice president Phil Spencer reaffirmed the company's commitment to PC gaming in a recent chat with Shacknews, revealing that the company has several core gamer-focused first party projects in the works for Windows. "We probably have more individual projects on Windows than...

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Dead Rising 3's SmartGlass app lets NPC call, probably not for bowling

Capcom Vancouver developer Brent Arnst wrote about the creation of Dead Rising 3's SmartGlass app in a Gamasutra blog yesterday, detailing the way the zombie-ridden universe's survivors will interact with it. Arnst noted a character that will call and text the player "at any time to offer...

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