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E3 2015: Microsoft Liveblog

Posted by Simon on June 15, 2015
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Microsoft have much to prove this year. The PS4 has a clear lead thanks to Sony’s emphasis on games, and now new Microsoft boss Phil Spencer has to try and reverse that trend. Tune in live with me now to find out if they succeed!

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Incoming: E3 2015!

Posted by Simon on June 14, 2015
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It’s that time again.

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Gamescom 2014 Round-Up: All The News From Microsoft and Sony

Posted by Simon on August 13, 2014
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This week has seen the big names in gaming gather in Germany for the annual Gamescom conference. Though not as likely to contain the kind of news bombshells that are a basis of E3, it’s still a good opportunity for the mayor players to add detail to their upcoming rosters, and even throw in a few surprises. Also, once again Nintendo opted to not hold a conference but instead had their most recent games running in a booth to try and maintain the WiiU momentum.

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Uh-Oh – There Is Going To Be A New CrackDown On Xbox One

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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I can resist most things. My general cynicism has now got to a point that I can ignore most hype and not fall for the usual traps. However, sometimes something comes along that even I can’t filter out, and that usually ends up with me spending money.

So. Hey. MICROSOFT HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED A NEW CRACKDOWN. Ahem. Read on for the trailer!

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Microsoft Announces Halo: Master Chief Collection

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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Halo- The Master Chief Collection Strengthens Halo 2 Anniversary Rumor

Some potentially exciting news out of E3  – Halo 1-4, all on one disk, everything unlocked and over 100 multiplayer maps. Halo nirvana. Read on!

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E3 2014: Microsoft Conference LiveBlog

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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Xbox-OneE3 Microsoft time. I think we might see some Halo. Let’s go!

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E3 2014 Schedule: LiveBlogs All The Way, Baby

Posted by Simon on June 08, 2014
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The biggest event in gaming kicks off tomorrow when E3 2014 begins its week of hyperbole, broken promises and overbearing dubstep. Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony will be holding their conferences on the first day, and I’ll be liveblogging every single one of them! Take note of these times and get the kettle on.

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Microsoft Announces Halo 5: Guardians

Posted by Simon on May 16, 2014
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Well then. A month before E3, Microsoft and 343 Industries have pulled the covers off the next installment in their key franchise. Due out Autumn 2015, it’s going to be a long road of promos and teasers for something that they desperately need to be a system seller.

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The Next Reality: Game Makers Design The Future

Posted by Simon on March 28, 2014
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A few years ago – and I wish I could find the link, but you’re going to have to trust me – Cliff Bleszinski (formerly of Epic Games and designer of Gears Of War) said that The Next Big Thing would be usable Virtual Reality headsets. He was emphatic, but is also known to be so, leading to his claim being categorised with so many other wild predictions from  industry professionals.

Except now it doesn’t sound so wild.

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Something For The Weekend: PlayStation Vita (no, really)

Posted by Simon on March 07, 2014
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Really.

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Simon’s Best Games And Movies Of The Year

Posted by Simon on December 31, 2013
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It’s time to interrupt the endless barrage of Christmas calories

that I seem intent on shoving down my throat as quickly as possible

seriously, it’s like Gluttony Man in Se7en

but I don’t have my body tied down,

my arms are wilfully ladling anything alcoholic or sweet or tasty into my mouth

like it’s going out of fashion

to round up what I think have been my personal favourite games and movies of 2013.

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Microsoft Pulls a 180 on XBOX One Online Requirements and Used Game Limitations

Posted by Matthew on June 19, 2013
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Yup, you read that right. Microsoft has heard all our complaints about the online requirements the XBOX One was going to have, or more likely how much more excited about the PS4 we all are, and has reversed their stance.

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Podcast Episode 49: E3, Remember Me, Fast and Furious 6

Posted by Matthew on June 13, 2013
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Awesome Friday

It’s been a few weeks but that just means there’s a lot to talk about on this episode of Awesome Friday. We talk about Fast and Furious 6, BioSock, Remember Me and the big one: E3 2013.

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E3 2013: Sony Press Conference

Posted by Simon on June 11, 2013
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With Microsoft firmly setting out their stall regarding their plan to be the central entertainment hub of America’s homes, it was up to Sony to give gamers what they really wanted – a focus back on the things that made us fall in love with this hobby in the first place.

But could they manage to resist the allure of always-on Internet and restricted used game policies?

The answer was, emphatically, YES.

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E3 2013: Microsoft Press Conference LIVE

Posted by Simon on June 10, 2013
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The timer is ticking down the last 37 minutes to the Xbox One media briefing in E3, executives are sweating, and tea is brewing. Get comfy and watch with me to see if Microsoft can do anything to reverse the tide of dissent stemming from gamers after their lukewarm first reveal. DRM? Trading? Prices? Exclusives? Hopefully, all of these questions will be categorically answered.

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