Tag "Microsoft"

How the Banjo-Kazooie Intro Came Together

In the latest episode of Rare Revealed, the celebrated developer explains how the Banjo-Kazooie opening sequence was put together using motion capture animation. While some fans are holding out for a possible Banjo-Threeie or just waiting for the Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee,

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This is Halo 2’s Original Ending

Former Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell reveals that the infamous cliffhanger at the end of Halo 2 was not the way the game was originally meant to conclude. Ever since longtime Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell was fired from his position at

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Microsoft Is Not ‘Actively Planning’ Xbox Digital Trade-Ins, Says Xbox Exec

Microsoft denies rumors that it is considering a digital trade-in system, with Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg stating that the company is ‘not actively planning such a thing’. Digital sales have become a hugely important part of the video game

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Scribblenauts Developer Lays Off Employees, Cancels Upcoming Game

In what was already a grim month for the gaming industry, 5th Cell announces the cancellation of its upcoming Scribblenauts title and, worse, layoffs within the studio. The Scribblenauts developer says it has laid off staff after it was announced that

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Gears of War 4: Meet New Characters Oscar and Reyna

Game Informer’s continuing coverage offers a closer look at the characters of Gears of War 4, including Kait Diaz’s uncle Oscar, and her mother Reyna. Earlier this month, The Coalition revealed the main characters of Gears of War 4 to the

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Halo 5: Guardians New Warzone Firefight Revealed In First Trailer

343 Industries reveals the new Warzone Firefight multiplayer mode for Halo 5: Guardians, which mixes Warzone with fan favorite Firefight from Halo 3: ODST. It was a big weekend for Microsoft and Halo 5: Guardians as the Halo World Championship event

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How Well Does Quantum Break Run on Xbox One?

Digital Foundry checks the technical performance of Quantum Break on Xbox One, indicating that the game typically runs at 720p resolution on the system. With Quantum Break now set to be available on two platforms at once (as opposed to its

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Phil Spencer Apologizes for GDC Party Hosted by Xbox

Microsoft’s head of the Xbox division, Phil Spencer, is apologizing for a GDC party hosted by Xbox that he says was, “not consistent or aligned to our values.” It’s no secret that many unsavory vestiges of 90’s game publication and marketing

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Xbox One Getting Temporary Price Cut to $300

As part of a spring sales promotion, Microsoft announces plans to temporarily sell the Xbox One for $300, and discount various digital Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Anyone in the market to purchase a new Xbox One system should

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Sony Suggests Connecting PS4 and Xbox One Networks ‘Could Be Easy’

Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s worldwide studio, says that connecting the PS4’s and Xbox One’s online networks ‘could be easy.’ Recently, the press outlet Eurogamer spoke with Sony Worldwide Studios’ Shuhei Yoshida at the Game Developers Conference

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