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May 15, 2016

Civilization VI announced for October 2016

Fans of the addictive turn-based strategy game were greeted with a teaser trailer for the forthcoming entry in the beloved series. Destined for release on the 21st of October, the two-minute trailer, narrated by Sean Bean shows no gameplay footage of any kind, a common characteristic of previous game announcements. Firaxis, developers of 2010’s Civilization V, have promised that there will be no significant changes to the new game, instead opting for gameplay features that keep players “on their toes”. Features such as sidequests and less sporadic AI will be added, along with a heavier emphasis on city planning and contextual technology trees (where new [...]

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June 22, 2015

E3 2015: Disney Infinity 3.0 Inside Out Character Playset

Ever since Disney re-imagined and popularized collectible figures that “interact” with their games, a number of major companies such as Activision, Nintendo, and even Lego have jumped on the bandwagon introducing their own interactive collectibles. While these companies’ have few games and characters based on relatively new brands and stories, Disney has a seemingly never ending repertoire of characters from the days of hand drawn Uncle Walt originals to a bunch of newly created characters including those from their new film, Inside Out.

At Disney’s booth at E3, Disney showcased a number of these new collectibles for their latest update to the Disney [...]

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June 16, 2015

E3 2015: Microsoft Pulls 180, Xbox Gets its Groove Back

With the radically different Windows 10 arriving on machines later next month, change has been in the air for Seattle based Microsoft, who recently held a press conference at E3 2015.

At their press conference, Microsoft practically reinvented the struggling Xbox One, giving it a number of updates, both hardware and software, that were desperately needed when the system launched two years ago.

The biggest update to the Xbox One is backwards compatibility. It was revealed that an update will be coming just in time for Windows 10 which will allow gamers to play select Xbox 360 titles. About 100 or so games will be available by launch and customers will be [...]

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June 15, 2015

E3 2015: Bethesda Drops Sneak Peeks of Fallout 4, Doom Gameplay

Bethesda held their first E3 press conference a day before E3 started and while it’s too early to say for sure, they may have just stolen the show.

Fallout 4

After last week’s teaser trailer for Fallout 4, the popular software company provided an early peek at some of the new features of their long running series. Improvements include the inclusion of a non-silent protagonist, the ability to build and maintain forts and bases, as well as various graphical improvements and a new engine. A companion iPhone/Android application was also announced, providing the player with access to their in game Pip-Boy.

For the collector, a special edition [...]

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May 20, 2015

Spotify Adds Video Content, New Running Mode

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, has announced several new additions to their repertoire; including original video content, podcasts, and a new way for runners to enjoy their music on the go.

Spotify’s co-founder Daniel Ek takes stage as streaming services begin to clash

At their event in New York, CEO Daniel Ek promised a “massive leap forward” for his $9.99 a month service, showcasing a revised application with personally tailored playlists and podcasts. A new video streaming service offers content from partners including ABC, Adult Swim, ESPN, MTV, and many [...]

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May 19, 2015

Tidal Titleholder Trash Talks Tech Titans

Jay-Z  (aka Young Hov, Jigga, et al), viciously tore into Apple, Google, and streaming service Spotify during a free concert over the weekend promoting Tidal.

The record producer turned entrepreneur has been under fire for quite some time regarding his entry into the rapidly expanding music streaming service. Criticism surrounding the lack of a free base service and the $20-a-month price tag have given Tidal a rough relaunch in March of this year, with many critics viewing it as another way for rich artists to get richer.

During the show, the U.S. artist [...]

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May 18, 2015

Bethesda Releases New Doom Teaser Trailer

Bethesda recently showed off a brief teaser of their highly anticipated first person shooter, Doom. Doom, the fourth major installment in the Doom series, was originally announced all the way back in 2008, but was delayed numerous times in development.

The short trailer released recently doesn’t really show much, but it gives us something to look forward to. The publisher is expected to show off more footage at E3 next month, but for now, enjoy the *short* video.

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