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Microsoft’s Efforts to Bring Japanese Games to Xbox One Should be Encouraged, Not Mocked

Many mock Microsoft’s efforts to keep working with Japanese developers, but this kind of initiative should instead be encouraged. …Read More The post Microsoft’s Efforts to Bring Japanese Games to Xbox One Should be Encouraged, Not Mocked by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

Phil Spencer: Game Attach Rate on Xbox One Is “Great;” Talks Third Party Marketing Deals

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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Committed to Working with Japanese Publishers; Talks Candleman, ReCore and More

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Phil Spencer Talks About His Trip to Japan: “A Lot of Dev Interest in Scorpio/Xbox One”

Phil Spencer is back from Japan, where he previewed new games and gauged the interest of developers in Xbox One and Project Scorpio. …Read More The post Phil Spencer Talks About His Trip to Japan: “A Lot of Dev Interest in Scorpio/Xbox One” by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Phil Spencer Explains Reasons Behind E3 Changes; Talks Xbox Game Pass, ID@Xbox and More

Phil Spencer talks about all things Xbox, explaining why the date of Microsoft’s E3 press conference has been changed and much more. …Read More The post Phil Spencer Explains Reasons Behind E3 Changes; Talks Xbox Game Pass, ID@Xbox and More by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Xbox Game Pass Subscription Service Announced; Grants Unlimited Access to Over 100 Games

Today, Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass, a new gaming subscription service that is set to arrive sometime this spring. The service gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 Games …Read More The post Xbox Game Pass Subscription Service Announced; Grants Unlimited Access to Over 100 Games by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Phil Spencer Says Gaming Isn’t A “Race Between Two Consoles”

One day after telling gamers to “celebrate” the fact that so many good games are shipping across consoles (including Horizon Zero Dawn), Phil Spencer talked to fans that are worried about the Xbox brand’s current state. “Gaming [is] not a race between two consoles,” Spencer responded to one such user who was worried about the Xbox One trailing PlayStation 4 sales. “Good games aren’t weapons [versus other platforms], we work to make [Xbox and Windows 10] great places [to] play.” Phil then clarified the statement by saying that his view has “nothing to do” with the company’s current share on the marketplace. He stated that “gaming has a much bigger opportunity than [a] two console battle,” and that creating great games is a critical part of that. Spencer believes that Xbox’s PC work is already paying off as games like Fallout Shelter are already coming to the console thanks to the Universal Windows Platform. These views are consistent with past statements from Spencer, who has constantly praised the work of great developers no matter what system they are currently developing for. While it’s easy to get caught up in the unprecedented success of the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One has not READ…

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Xbox Boss Asks Fans to Celebrate “Good” Games Like Horizon Zero Dawn

Since the release of Horizon Zero Dawn‘s reviews, there has been a lot of conversation about the current lineup of exclusives for both, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Some fans took to Twitter to press Xbox boss Phil Spencer on the topic following the lifting of Horizon Zero Dawn‘s review embargo, which comes not too long after the high profile cancellation of Xbox-exclusive, Scalebound. In response, he said that “good games shipping are a positive for the industry” and that we should “celebrate them.” “Forza Horizon 3, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Civilization 6, Horizon Zero Dawn, Overwatch etc all make gaming better,” he continued. Elsewhere, Spencer expressed confidence in Microsoft’s first party studios, stating that the company will continue to work hard to deliver. Horizon Zero Dawn releases worldwide next week. The game has earned a high level of praise (our review here) from critics across the board. [Source: Phil Spencer (Twitter)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Phil Spencer: “Gaming Is Not a Race Between Two Consoles;” Explains Why Xbox Didn’t Try Handhelds

Phil Spencer is going to Japan, but before boarding the flight, he had a few more words for the fans about competition and portable gaming. …Read More The post Phil Spencer: “Gaming Is Not a Race Between Two Consoles;” Explains Why Xbox Didn’t Try Handhelds by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Phil Spencer Proud of Xbox’s Performance: “Good Games Shipping Are Positive for the Industry”

Phil Spencer takes to Twitter once more to interact with the fans, talking about the performance of the Xbox Brand and more. …Read More The post Phil Spencer Proud of Xbox’s Performance: “Good Games Shipping Are Positive for the Industry” by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Phil Spencer Going to Japan to Meet Third Party Publishers; Talks More on Project Scorpio and More

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Phil Spencer Claims “2017 is Shaping up to be One of the Most Exciting Years Ever for Xbox Gamers”

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Phil Spencer “Very Confident” in How Scorpio Will Run Xbox One Games; Talks Game Lineup and More

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Xbox One Remaster of Phantom Dust to Be Released before E3

News of the Cult Classic Remaster Comes from Phil Spencer via Twitter Unique and a peculiarity for its day, Phantom Dust represents innovative gaming from the original Xbox. Mixing the mechanics of fun card-battling games, along with arena-style combat, players could immerse themselves in post-apocalyptic magic. And it seems we now have a release window. Phil Spener was asked about the remaster on twitter. As happens with eager fans, Spencer was there to sate curiosities. Xbox’s head has officially placed the release of Phantom Dust Remastered before E3, any time before June 13. With January practically over, that gives us five months at the latest. @HollowSchematic Should ship before E3. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 29, 2017 Back in 2014, Xbox announced a potential remake or sequel in the works for their 2004 title. Phantom Dust Remastered provides something to tie fans over before then. Moreover, it will give new players a chance to warm up to the cult classic before its successor arrives. As previously stated, Phantom Dust was unique for its time and had a great Xbox Live network at a time where online play was barely hitting its stride. Thankfully, we’ll soon see it on Xbox One, so keep your eyes open. Wel’ll keep you…