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E3 2018: A Look at Xbox Announcements & Exclusives

During the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, Microsoft showed off their “long game” by announcing the formation of a brand-new studio, The Initiative, as well as the acquisition of Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games. They then introduced FastStart, which allows for the digital versions of applicable titles to be playable even faster than before by prioritizing the download of files needed for immediate play. They also quickly teased plans from the Microsoft...

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Laptop Running Windows 10 S

Today in New York City, Microsoft took their latest swing at the Macbook Air in the form of the Surface Laptop. The Surface Laptop has a cool and sleek design with no visible screws and a smooth lid that can be opened with a single hand. Of course being a Surface product, the Surface Laptop has a touchscreen display and works with Microsoft Surface accessories like the Surface Pen and Surface Dial. The Surface Laptop...

The Game Awards 2016

The Game Awards 2016 – Live Blog (#TheGameAwards2016)

The Game Awards 2016 returns on December 1st, 2016 and that means it’s time for another live blog with our pals over at R.A.G.E. Works! Be sure to join us at 8:30PM ET and watch along as we eagerly anticipate that sweet, sweet Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild exclusive footage. ABOUT THE GAME AWARDS The Game Awards, created by Geoff Keighley, is an annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding artistic, technical and gameplay achievements in the...

Xbox Showcase Recap

Microsoft took to the E3 stage today to focus completely on video games and the fans. They brought with them a slue of new exclusive triple A and indie titles; backwards compatibility; Xbox Game Preview; a renewed focus on the PC platform with Windows 10 and partnerships with Valve and Oculus VR; and the first live demo of Microsoft Hololens. New Games!         “Ashen” (XBOX CONSOLE EXCLUSIVE). This action RPG is about a...

Fantasia: Music Evolved Review

Since the very beginning of music games, players have wanted to take control of the music in rhythm games rather than just playing along side of it. Games like DJ Hero and Rock Band provide very minimum control and stuff like Wii Music feel more like noise toys than an actual game.  Harmonix and Disney has finally struck a balance of customized music with gameplay in Fantasia: Music Evolved.

SDCC 2014: “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” Preview

For those of you that are dying for Halo 5 to come out, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a heavy helping of Halo to hold off Xbox One owners before they pass out. Halo: The Master Chief Collection packages the four Master Chief-centered Halo games, from the very first, Halo: Combat Evolved, to Halo 4. With E3 in the rear-view mirror, there has been even more details released for the highly anticipated game. RFMag...

E3 2013 – Xbox Press Conference Recap

Armed with a bevy of game titles for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One during this morning’s E3 Press Conference, it seems that Microsoft has heard the large scale groans about the always on internet connection and appears to have decided to still continue to release titles for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. While it’s still unclear about backwards compatibility, at least it’s a little comforting that we will still be able...

Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro(s)…and Cons

Well, here it is. On Feb. 9th, Microsoft unleashed the Surface RT’s younger, fatter, heavier and faster brother for public consumption: The Surface Pro. I managed to snag one on release day because I’m kind of a crazy person when it comes to the gadgets that speak to my heart. When Microsoft announced the coming of the Surface Pro, it was a love connection. Now that I’ve had this device for a few weeks, I thought the...

Achievement Unlocked: “Halo 4” Review

It’s never easy to see something you love and grown accustomed to change hands. Among developers there’s always that uneasy feeling. It’s hard to describe but I often feel it myself at work sometimes. Spending months on some code to hand over to another team that you hope will continue on with the same quality as when you transitioned the project over. However ever since Bungie announced that it was branching off from Microsoft in...

NY Games Conference 2012 Highlights

Whenever you attend any conference this year the same buzz words seem to pop up: DLC, Freemium, Next-gen, and fatigue. All central themes that highlighted this year’s NY Games Conference which primarily focused on the business side of game development. It’s a side that most developers, including myself, often overlook. It’s one thing to create a game, it’s a whole other thing to try to make money from it. So what exactly were the key...

Rock Band Blitz Review

It seems like only yesterday Rock Band changed the way we viewed music games. No longer were they a solo exercise of challenge and an ever continuing struggle for the next higher score. The music game became something social, to be enjoyed with friends at a party. Today, music rhythm games have lost their relevance, due in large part to an over-saturation of the market and eventually was replaced with dancing games like Just Dance...