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Opinion: Fable Legends Was Doomed From The Start

In the wake of the recent closure of Lionhead Studios and cancellation of Fable Legends, one Game Rant writer examines the troubling development pattern which may have signaled its fate. Microsoft shocked a lot of people earlier this week when

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Xbox Boss Reflects on Backlash to Lionhead Studios Closure

As the gaming industry reacts to the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios, Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to promise more new IPs and expansions to existing franchises. Last week saw Microsoft announce plans to shutter development house Lionhead Studios, news

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Gears of War 4 Reveals JD is Marcus Fenix’s Son

In the magazine’s latest cover story, Game Informer reveals new details about the characters of Gears of War 4, including the fact that JD is Marcus Fenix’s son. When Microsoft first revealed Gears of War 4 to the world, it did

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Microsoft Removes Studios From Website; More Developer Closures On the Way?

Following the closure of Lionhead Studios and the cancellation of Fable Legends, it now appears that Microsoft is set to close even more first-party developers. Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed that co-op multiplayer title Fable Legends had been cancelled, with

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Fable Legends Servers Will Stay On Until April

Lionhead Studios confirms that servers for the cancelled Fable Legends will stay on until April 13, and those that spent money on it will be refunded. Yesterday brought with it shocking news for fans of Fable and Fable Legends. It was then that

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Opinion: Microsoft Has Ruined Conker

Find out why one writer thinks that Microsoft’s recent offerings featuring Conker the Squirrel may be tarnishing the platforming icon’s gaming legacy. I probably shouldn’t have played the M-rated Conker’s Bad Fur Day as a kid, but I did. Even as

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Fable Legends Cancelled, Lionhead Studios to Close Down

Microsoft announces the cancellation of Fable Legends, along with the closure of Lionhead Studios. The company also announces the closure of Press Play Studios. The Fable 4-player co-op asymmetric multiplayer spin-off game Fable Legends has now been cancelled. First revealed in 2013,

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Tomb Raider Reboot Will Inspire New Movie

Tomb Raider film director Roar Uthaug discusses the Tomb Raider game reboot, and how he intends to incorporate Lara Croft’s character development into the movie. Although GK Films has been sitting on the rights to produce a new film based

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Microsoft Exec: Gears of War 4 is ‘Mind-Blowing’

The Coalition producer Rod Fergusson shows off some Gears of War 4 gameplay for Xbox marketing exec Aaron Greenberg, and the response was very positive. When Xbox boss Phil Spencer was shown some new Gears of War 4 footage last week, he was reportedly

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Epic Games CEO Criticizes Microsoft’s Windows Platform Initiative

Epic Games co-founder, Tim Sweeney, verbally attacks Microsoft’s business plans for their Universal Windows Platform initiative over what he sees as an anti-developer platform. Microsoft certainly sent waves throughout the gaming industry after announcing its plans to unify the Xbox One

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