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February 23, 2016

Halo: The Fall of Reach Is Coming To Netflix

Hidden among the announcements of new shows and films coming to Netflix in March was the animated series, Hal0: The Fall of Reach. Previously only available in the Limited and Collector’s Editions of Halo 5: Guardians, the game was met with mixed reception. Accordingly, many fans were put off by the style and voice acting, as well as the overall production value of the mini-series.

All that said, it is nice to see them following up on Halo: Forward Unto Dawn which was also released on Netflix. The Fall of Reach, which is based on the novel of the same name, explores the origins of the Spartan Two program, Master Chief’s blue team, and the iconic MJOLNIR armour. [...]

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June 18, 2015

Could this be the Shortest Console Generation Yet?

Right now we’re all enjoying what is the most exciting part of any console generation – we’ve got all the launch titles out of the way, and cross-generation games are slowly disappearing.  So the next few years should be exciting and full of surprises, right? But what if there aren’t many years to come before we see a new set of consoles?

We all know how long the last one went on for. I managed to own all three of the consoles multiple times within its lifespan. Hundreds of great games and several iterations of consoles were released.  The gaming landscape is vastly different this time around though, and an eight-year console cycle is not feasible for [...]

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June 15, 2015

E3 2015: Backwards Compatibility for Xbox One

Backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 titles will now be possible the Xbox One.

Microsoft has made this declaration earlier today at their E3 press conference. This will be part of an upcoming update to the Xbox One’s system that will be free of charge. The update will allow for retail discs for the Xbox 360 to be played on the Xbox One with no loss of quality and even possibly a slight improvement in quality given the Xbox One’s improved power over the Xbox 360.

In addition, Microsoft has announced that it will be releasing 100 titles from the Xbox 360’s lineup on Xbox Live with more being planned. These releases will be coming in the latter half of 2015 in time for the [...]

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June 15, 2015

E3 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider Release Set for November 10th, 2015

During the Microsoft E3 conference just moments ago, Crystal Dynamics showed off new gameplay from the upcoming title, Rise of the Tomb Raider. The new gameplay trailer showed Lara exploring a snowy mountaintop during a chaotic blizzard. It appears as though the exciting running, climbing, and quicktime events make a return. While combat gameplay was not shown off, a quick look at some combat and puzzles was shown as well.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is set for release November 10th, 2015.

 

 

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June 14, 2015

E3 2015 Schedule Rundown

With E3 just around the corner, APGNation takes a look at the schedule and some of the biggest press conferences and announcements. All times below are US PDT. The main press conferences start on Sunday at 6:30 PM with the Bethesda conference. With the official trailer of Fallout 4 already having been released, there is little doubt that Fallout 4 will be a major feature in their event. The first Monday conference is Microsoft at 9:30 AM. With Halo Guardians being one of the biggest games on the horizon for the Xbox, expect to see it feature in their conference. Microsoft has also teased at a Plants Vs Zombies title being announced at the event. According to Twitter, Oculus will [...]

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May 30, 2015

Silent Hills Rumor Quashed by Phil Spencer

Yesterday, rumors began swirling that Microsoft was in talks to save the dying Silent Hills game by purchasing the franchise for “billions” of dollars. Before the rumor even had time to gain traction, Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, spoke up on Twitter.

@GoReds42093 @Xbox Sorry, this isn't true. Not sure where the rumor started but I don't want to mislead anyone.

— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 30, 2015

No word yet on how a rumor of that magnitude started without some grain of truth, but we’ll undoubtedly learn more as we head into E3.

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May 30, 2015

Updated-Silent Hills a Possible Xbox One Exclusive

Updated: Phil Spencer of Microsoft has said via Twitter that they are not interested in purchasing Silent Hills, silencing any more rumors.

Rooster Teeth have received information that Microsoft are in talks with Konami to acquire Silent Hills; according to an anonymous source. It seems Microsoft may be interested in making Silent Hills an Xbox One exclusive. The undisclosed source reportedly told Rooster Teeth that Microsoft are interested in purchasing the nearly defunct survival horror franchise. Rooster announced this information via their weekly cast “The Know” that if Microsoft acquire the rights to Silent Hills, they will announce it at this year’s [...]

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May 26, 2015

Need for Speed Returning This Fall

Electronic Art’s Ghost Games has announced the Need for Speed franchise will be receiving a full reboot and a brand new game this fall on Origin for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The announcement made on May 21st stated that the next Need for Speed title will be the first game in a full reboot – in the franchise’s 20 year history – and will deliver on what fans have desired in the series. The game, presently titled Need for Speed, will reportedly have deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative throughout the game.

“Pulling on our 20 years of history, and then taking a year out from releasing a [...]

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April 13, 2015

Modders Remove Russia-only limit on Halo Online

Halo is a series that despite being published by the PC goliath Microsoft — has maintained a strong presence on Xbox yet comes to the PC market kicking and screaming. Halo: Combat Evolved took an entire two years before it was ported to PC, and it’s successor Halo 2 had its port come at a timely three years after the initial console launch on the PC platform. For over a decade, Halo PC gamers have been very patient when it comes to waiting for the title to make their way to the platform. Recently the newest title to be released Halo Online, a multiplayer-only modified version of Halo 3 designed to run smoother on low-end PCs made some waves in the fandom due to its [...]

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January 15, 2015

Microsoft Takes Notice and Alters Streaming Policies

On January 9th, Microsoft decided to alter their policies regarding YouTube and Twitch regarding “Let’s Play” videos, streamed content and Digital Millennium Copyright Act violations.

Microsoft finally took notice of the growing popularity of LP’s and online digital streamed content. The new policy reflects this and, apart from anything obscene or lewd, it’s actually pretty relaxed. While they’re not giving carte blanche to users in regards of stripping down game code, they’re being lenient. Microsoft issued the following on their Game content usage policy page.

We know that people like you – gamers, fans, individuals, and [...]

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