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Microsoft Brings Games to E3
Making up for their widely perceived missteps from the Xbox One’s reveal event last month, Microsoft showed up at their E3 press conferences with a lot of gaming announcements. From games for both 360 and Xbox One to new Xbox Live features and a release window and price.
First and foremost, you will be able to play Xbox One in November 2013 in a singular SKU, priced at $499. (Ouch.)
Microsoft made a point to show that the Xbox 360 is still alive, showing off a new redesigned model that looks similar to the Xbox One’s design (That is allegedly available today!!). They also highlighted three new games coming to the 360 in the next year.

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition


Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (A cutely haunting platformer announced back in March)


Dark Souls 2 (Coming March 2014)

For the Xbox One, Microsoft showed a lot of games, some exclusive, some crossplatform. But nonetheless, they filled the void left by last months presentation. The games shown in the conference include:

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain – The new, open world installment in the stealth franchise (Multi-platform)


Ryse: Son of Rome - A gorgeous third-person action game by Crytek (Launch title/Exclusive)


Killer Instinct - A new installment in the long dormant fighting franchise from Rare (Coming 2013/Exclusive)


Sunset Overdrive – A new open world (MMO?) stylized shooter from Insomniac Studios (Exclusive)


Forza Motorsport 5 (Exclusive/Launch)


Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (Exclusive)


Quantum Break (Exclusive)


D4 – An episodic murder mystery title from Swery65 and Microsoft Game Studios that seemingly is a Kinect title (Exclusive)


Project Spark – A game creator, akin to LittleBigPlanet, that allows gamers to create impressive, stylized 3D worlds with Smart Glass and Kinect and play in a action-platformer gameplay style. (Exclusive)


Crimson Dragon – A new aerial dragon combat game from the creators of Panzer Dragoon


Dead Rising 3 – A new, grittier, open-world installment in the zombie franchise (Holiday 2013/Exclusive)


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Battlefield 4


Below – A new “rogue-like” dungeon crawler from the creators of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery (Exclusive)


Titanfall – the amazing looking, mech-filled FPS from Respawn Entertainment (from the team that was formerly Infinity Ward) (Spring 2014)

Microsoft also showed trailers for next year’s Halo release and an untitled game from first-party studio Black Tusk. In case you weren’t counting, that’s a lot of games.
On the Xbox Live front, Microsoft also had a bit of news and details to share.

Now on Xbox Live, you can compare in-game stats and progress between you and your friends on both your Xbox One and Smart Glass.


Also, while playing a single player game, you can set up xbox live to load matchmaking for a multiplayer match in a separate game. Microsoft showed a person playing Ryse, with a Live notification saying that a match has been found in Killer Instinct and prompted the user to pop immediately into the match.


Upload Studio was also announced. Upload Studio is Xbox One’s game footage system that allows you to record, save, record commentary, and edit gameplay videos, as well as broadcast your games live through Twitch.


Microsoft Points are no more, as Microsoft is going to use real world currency as the monetary basis for Xbox Live.


Although Microsoft was vague, it was suggested that friends lists will have no limit, allowing you to add all of the friends you want.


Microsoft announced Family Gold Membership Sharing, which allows for one Gold membership to apply to all of your family members that are linked to your Xbox Live account.


Microsoft packed a lot into their hour and a half press conference. But was it enough for all of you to make up for last month? Does the price tag outweigh the content? Be sure to check back to VGN for more news and details about Microsoft, Xbox One, and all these games, as well as all of the other news that comes out of E3 over the next few days.

Microsoft Brings Games to E3

Making up for their widely perceived missteps from the Xbox One’s reveal event last month, Microsoft showed up at their E3 press conferences with a lot of gaming announcements. From games for both 360 and Xbox One to new Xbox Live features and a release window and price.

First and foremost, you will be able to play Xbox One in November 2013 in a singular SKU, priced at $499. (Ouch.)

Microsoft made a point to show that the Xbox 360 is still alive, showing off a new redesigned model that looks similar to the Xbox One’s design (That is allegedly available today!!). They also highlighted three new games coming to the 360 in the next year.

  • World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition

  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (A cutely haunting platformer announced back in March)

  • Dark Souls 2 (Coming March 2014)

For the Xbox One, Microsoft showed a lot of games, some exclusive, some crossplatform. But nonetheless, they filled the void left by last months presentation. The games shown in the conference include:

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain – The new, open world installment in the stealth franchise (Multi-platform)

  • Ryse: Son of Rome - A gorgeous third-person action game by Crytek (Launch title/Exclusive)

  • Killer Instinct - A new installment in the long dormant fighting franchise from Rare (Coming 2013/Exclusive)

  • Sunset Overdrive – A new open world (MMO?) stylized shooter from Insomniac Studios (Exclusive)

  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Exclusive/Launch)

  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (Exclusive)

  • Quantum Break (Exclusive)

  • D4 – An episodic murder mystery title from Swery65 and Microsoft Game Studios that seemingly is a Kinect title (Exclusive)

  • Project Spark – A game creator, akin to LittleBigPlanet, that allows gamers to create impressive, stylized 3D worlds with Smart Glass and Kinect and play in a action-platformer gameplay style. (Exclusive)

  • Crimson Dragon – A new aerial dragon combat game from the creators of Panzer Dragoon

  • Dead Rising 3 – A new, grittier, open-world installment in the zombie franchise (Holiday 2013/Exclusive)

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Battlefield 4

  • Below – A new “rogue-like” dungeon crawler from the creators of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery (Exclusive)

  • Titanfall – the amazing looking, mech-filled FPS from Respawn Entertainment (from the team that was formerly Infinity Ward) (Spring 2014)

Microsoft also showed trailers for next year’s Halo release and an untitled game from first-party studio Black Tusk. In case you weren’t counting, that’s a lot of games.

On the Xbox Live front, Microsoft also had a bit of news and details to share.

  • Now on Xbox Live, you can compare in-game stats and progress between you and your friends on both your Xbox One and Smart Glass.

  • Also, while playing a single player game, you can set up xbox live to load matchmaking for a multiplayer match in a separate game. Microsoft showed a person playing Ryse, with a Live notification saying that a match has been found in Killer Instinct and prompted the user to pop immediately into the match.

  • Upload Studio was also announced. Upload Studio is Xbox One’s game footage system that allows you to record, save, record commentary, and edit gameplay videos, as well as broadcast your games live through Twitch.

  • Microsoft Points are no more, as Microsoft is going to use real world currency as the monetary basis for Xbox Live.

  • Although Microsoft was vague, it was suggested that friends lists will have no limit, allowing you to add all of the friends you want.

  • Microsoft announced Family Gold Membership Sharing, which allows for one Gold membership to apply to all of your family members that are linked to your Xbox Live account.

Microsoft packed a lot into their hour and a half press conference. But was it enough for all of you to make up for last month? Does the price tag outweigh the content? Be sure to check back to VGN for more news and details about Microsoft, Xbox One, and all these games, as well as all of the other news that comes out of E3 over the next few days.

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THQ assets divided
THQ is no more now. After a 22 hour auction, this is how their studios are being divided.
Sega agreed to buy Relic Games (Warhammer 40k and Company of Heroes)
Koch Media (Deep Silver) bought Developer Volition (Saint’s Row and Red Faction) along with the licence to Metro
Crytek is purchasing Homefront
Take 2 is buying Evolve
and Ubisoft is to purchase Montreal and the South Park game
After the news was released, Naughty Dog made a pretty rad tweet directed at all employees affected.

To see the email that THQ sent to all of it’s employees, read the full article at Kotaku.

THQ assets divided

THQ is no more now. After a 22 hour auction, this is how their studios are being divided.

  • Sega agreed to buy Relic Games (Warhammer 40k and Company of Heroes)
  • Koch Media (Deep Silver) bought Developer Volition (Saint’s Row and Red Faction) along with the licence to Metro
  • Crytek is purchasing Homefront
  • Take 2 is buying Evolve
  • and Ubisoft is to purchase Montreal and the South Park game
After the news was released, Naughty Dog made a pretty rad tweet directed at all employees affected.
To see the email that THQ sent to all of it’s employees, read the full article at Kotaku.
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For 300,000 signatures Crytek will release TimeSplitters HD collection
Ah, good old Timesplitters. If you remember the game you probably have some good memories. If you don’t remember it you are really missing out and I feel a little bad for you. Of course you could always go pick up a used copy somewhere to refresh your memory.
Well anyway, as you may know, Free Radical fell apart in 2009. Crytek swooped in and bought them out and basically left Timesplitters to die. They feel like there isn’t enough of a demand in a game like that in today’s market. The CEO however stated that he would be happy to push forward with a HD remake if this petition got 300,000 signatures. Sales on that would of course show them whether or not they should move forward with Timesplitters 4.
If you’d like to see this happen then go sign the petition! If you want to help even more, head over to Reddit and upvote the thread about this.

For 300,000 signatures Crytek will release TimeSplitters HD collection

Ah, good old Timesplitters. If you remember the game you probably have some good memories. If you don’t remember it you are really missing out and I feel a little bad for you. Of course you could always go pick up a used copy somewhere to refresh your memory.

Well anyway, as you may know, Free Radical fell apart in 2009. Crytek swooped in and bought them out and basically left Timesplitters to die. They feel like there isn’t enough of a demand in a game like that in today’s market. The CEO however stated that he would be happy to push forward with a HD remake if this petition got 300,000 signatures. Sales on that would of course show them whether or not they should move forward with Timesplitters 4.

If you’d like to see this happen then go sign the petition! If you want to help even more, head over to Reddit and upvote the thread about this.