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Xbox 360 games are coming to the Xbox One

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For fans of old Xbox 360 games, here’s a bit of very good news: Microsoft is finally making it possible to play Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One. This was demonstrated onstage at E3 with Mass Effect. The setup seems to be similar to the way you played original Xbox games on the 360.

You put the disc in (or download the game), and your Xbox One will play it. You will also get One-specific features too, like taking screenshots, game streaming, and game DVR. Read more »

Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One lets you try before you buy, prior to games officially launching

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At E3, Microsoft has announced that Xbox Game Preview will become available later today. This is a scheme through which you’ll be able to try games before you buy them, but also before they’re released.

So it’s part beta testing, part free trial. The community could get involved into the development process in this way, but there’s also the neat fact of playing new games for free for a while until you decide whether they’re worth purchasing. It’s similar to Steam’s Early Access program. Read more »

Microsoft announces Xbox One Elite Controller with hot-swappable parts and remappable buttons

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At its E3 press event, Microsoft has officially unveiled the Xbox One Elite Controller, which will become available sometime this fall. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet. It’s wireless (as you’d expect), and it has a textured rolling pad that replaces the traditional D-pad.

The new controller takes the regular Xbox One gamepad and adds all the features you could possibly think of. Among other things, it has hair trigger locks, paddles for precision driving, buttons that can be remapped, as well as hot-swappable components which let you personally alter its configuration. Read more »

Multi-player combat game BATTLECRY gets worldwide open beta

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Bethesda’s Austin-based studio Battlecry has formally announced the worldwide open beta of its upcoming multi-player third-person action combat game – BATTLECRY. This fast-paced multiplayer game offers three factions, 15 warriors, and five classes to choose from.

At the E3 2015, the new Han Republic clan was announced to join the Cossack Empire, and the Imperial Marines. The five warrior classes are fully customizable to be selected and engage in the 12 v 12 and 6 v 6 player battles. These battles can take place in variety of gaming modes and maps. Read more »

Bethesda’s Fallout 4 set to release on November 10

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Bethesda Softworks announced the release date for most ambitious post-apocalyptic game project Fallout 4 at the E3 2015 event. This role-playing game is the fourth installment in the Fallout series and will come with several new cool additions.

The game developer’s official Twitter account shared the Vault 111 animation gif showing off the 11-10-15 combination as the release date of Fallout 4. The RPG game takes the smartwatch style wearable device called Pip-Boy to a new level by providing access to the inventory system. The Fallout 4 Collector’s Edition will also pack a Pip-Boy but only select units will be sold. Read more »

Bethesda shows off Dishonored 2 with new lead slashing steampunk robots

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Bethesda Softworks has officially announced the sequel of its popular stealth action-adventure game Dishonored at the E3 2015. With two playable characters, the new Dishonored 2 is developed by the same game makers who worked on the first part – Arkane Studios.

Dishonored 2 trailer shows a new protagonist set in a new city, seeking something and uses strange smoke-driven grappling power in order to teleport or jump between buildings quickly. Read more »

Check out the new Doom in action

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Bethesda and id Software finally took the wraps off their upcoming Doom game at their pre-E3 conference. Launching in 2016 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, the new Doom is the fourth game in the series and releasing after eleven years since Doom 3.

The E3 videos show off a lot of gameplay footage, including singleplayer and multiplayer, as well as the official launch trailer for the game. The game stays true to the Doom roots and will please a lot of the fans of the series while bringing in some new gameplay elements, especially a lot of cool finishing moves in melee combat. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week. Read more »

Google announces YouTube Gaming, its competitor for Twitch

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The rumors were true, as it turns out. After it didn’t manage to purchase Twitch last year (which eventually got grabbed by Amazon), Google is launching a competing service. It’s called YouTube Gaming (and not YouTube Live as previously leaked), and it will become available “this summer”. YouTube Gaming will first be offered in the US and UK.

It will come with a new website and app, which will feature gaming-related videos and live streams, powered by what Google calls “the biggest community of gamers on the web”. Read more »

Disney offers nine of its games for free on Windows Phone till June 17

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Disney is offering a bunch of its mobile games for free on Windows Phone for a limited amount of time. If you have a Windows Phone 8.1 device, you can download nine of the company’s titles at no cost till June 17.

The list includes Where’s My Water?, Where’s My Perry?, “Where’s My Water?” Featuring XYY, Where’s My Mickey?, Temple Run: Oz, Temple Run: Brave, Disney Solitaire, Lost Light, and Disney Checkout Challenge. Read more »

Angry Birds Fight! brings match-three gameplay spiced up with RPG

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Farmers take note – Rovio has reached expert levels at milking things, pushing its Angry Birds cash cow into new territory. The new Angry Birds Fight! ditches the physics-based gameplay and switches to the “match three” mechanic popularized by the likes of Candy Crush Saga.

The game brings back the cute, animated characters with lively animations and sounds, which is perhaps the game’s biggest asset. Read more »

Sony PlayStation Now support arrives for select Samsung Smart TVs

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As expected, Sony Playstation Now support made its way to Samsung Smart TVs. Sony announced the partnership with Samsung on Playstation Now late last year.

Playstation Now is currently available as a live open beta for a number of the Korean giant’s 2015 Smart TV models in the United States and Canada. Read more »

Microsoft reveals Xbox One console with 1TB of built-in storage

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The previously rumored Microsoft Xbox One console with 1TB of built-in storage is now official. The Redmond giant will begin selling the device in the United States on June 16 for $399.99.

Select markets globally will also receive it later this month. A free copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will also be available for a limited time. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week. Read more »

‘Hitman: Sniper’ for iOS and Android game review

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Remember those sniper missions in some of the action games? Now imagine doing that for the entire game. That’s essentially Hitman: Sniper in a nutshell. The game features Agent 47 perched atop a vantage point raining hell down on bad guys with his high powered sniper rifle.

Like Hitman Go before, Hitman: Sniper is made from the grounds up for the mobile platform and it shows. The game is now available on iOS and Android for $4.99. Let’s take a look. Read more »