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Riptide GP: Renegade is now available on Xbox One and Windows 10

Press release: (San Francisco, CA) – February 24, 2017 — Independent developer Vector Unit, today announced Riptide GP: Renegade is now live for Xbox One and Windows 10. Vector Unit previously launched Riptide GP: Renegade on PS4, Steam, and mobile devices. The Xbox One and Windows 10 release is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, which means cross play multiplayer, synced… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


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Gigantic’s Exile in the North Update Now Available; Pakko Trailer Released

Perfect World and Motiga announced today that the first major update for Gigantic, called Exile in the North, is now available on Xbox One and PC. …Read More The post Gigantic’s Exile in the North Update Now Available; Pakko Trailer Released by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

Halo Wars 2: Physical Copy for PC and Xbox One Delivers Bonus Content

Everything You Could Want in One Version of Halo Wars 2, Courtesy of THQ Nordic Thanks to a new partnership between THQ Nordic and 343i, PC players will be able to obtain Halo Wars 2 as a physical copy. Furthermore, it will be apart of Xbox Play Anywhere. Hence, you get a digital code for the Xbox One. But wait! There’s more. Two editions of Halo Wars 2 will be available at launch. First, we get the standard edition at $59.99 EUR/USD. Ultimate Edition, however, offers you the most for your money. We’re talking four days early access to the main game, Season Pass, and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition(Also playable for PC and Xbox One) all for just $79.99 EUR/USD. Both come in high-quality packaging that is especially appealing to collectors of physical copies. “After working on so many titles together with Microsoft in 2016, we are stoked to start the year with another partnership,” said Lars Wingefors, founder & Group CEO of THQ Nordic. “Being able to deliver such a big franchise to RTS and Halo fans alike, the opportunity to buy and own this game in a beautiful physical shape is something we appreciate a lot.”  And take a look at what 343 offers…


Xbox Exclusive Scalebound Officially Cancelled by Microsoft

2017 is barely two weeks old, but we have our first tragic celebrity death of the year… sort of. Microsoft has announced that it has canceled Scalebound. Rumors about Scalebound’s cancellation began making the rounds early last week among some independent gaming sites and YouTube channels. Earlier today, reputable sources such as Kotaku, Eurogamer, and IGN began to report on this rumors, thus giving it an air of legitimacy. It wasn’t long before Microsoft made the news official. “After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound,” read a press statement from the Redmond-based tech giant. Announced during E3 2014, Scalebound was being developed by Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games as an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive title. It was set to be an ambitious action RPG where players could control both a human protagonist and his giant, fire-breathing dragon companion. Given its pedigree, Scalebound made it to the top of many site’s “most anticipated” games lists (including ours… twice!). [embedded content] According to Eurogamer, relations between Platinum Games and Microsoft “dramatically soured” since Scalebound was last seen during Gamescom 2016. Last Fall, senior members of READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

Creator Update

Windows 10 “Game Mode” Will Boost Performance of PC Games

According to a leaked file discovered in an upcoming preview update, a new feature is coming to Windows 10 that will improve the performance of PC games. This “Game Mode” will minimize resources used by apps and allocate that freed up space to the game, thus making it run faster and smoother. This was first discovered by a Twitter user named WalkingCat who reported the discovery of a DLL called “Game Mode” in the latest build of Windows 10 (version 14997). WalkingCat said in a follow-up tweet that it “looks like Windows will adjust its resource allocation logic (for CPU/Gfx etc.) to prioritize the “Game” when running in ‘Game Mode.’” The feature isn’t working yet, but it will be showing up for Insiders (those who are part of the preview program) soon. This discovery is backed up by WindowsCentral, whose sources reveal that this Game Mode works similar to the way Xbox One runs games by minimizing app resources for games to run at their best. Windows 10 hasn’t had a similar option that maximizes game performance, but it soon will with the upcoming Creators Update. [embedded content] What’s unclear about this report is whether or not the update improves…


Gigantic enters open beta on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Press release: REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Thursday, December 8, 2016 — Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play online games, and Motiga Inc. announced Gigantic is now in Open Beta as part of the Xbox Game Preview Program. The free-to-play competitive action MOBA is available on the Windows Store (Windows 10 PC’s and Xbox One) across North… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Developer Releases Christmas Advent Calendar with Giveaways

Developer Larian Studios launched a Divinity: Original Sin 2 digital Advent calendar today, giving fans a chance to win digital prizes. …Read More The post Divinity: Original Sin 2 Developer Releases Christmas Advent Calendar with Giveaways by David Lozada appeared first on DualShockers.

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New Maps, Features, Content, and Deals Announced for Gears of War 4

The march of new content for Gears of War fans continues this December with the second major update for Gears of War 4, The Coalition announced today. Arriving on December 6, this update adds extra value …Read More The post New Maps, Features, Content, and Deals Announced for Gears of War 4 by David Lozada appeared first on DualShockers.


Rocket Riot is out now on Steam and Windows 10!

Press release: ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – October 19, 2016 – Development studio Codeglue re-publishes the action-packed shooter Rocket Riot on Steam and Windows 10 (PC & mobile). Rocket Riot goes Ind(i)ependent After a great partnership with Microsoft, Codeglue received a surprising email one day proclaiming the independence of Rocket Riot. The studio was free to publish the game themselves!  Once the… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


Microsoft Mahjong on Windows 10 Receives Daily Challenges and New Puzzles

The Microsoft Casual Games team has announced that they have updated Microsoft Mahjong on Windows 10 with daily challenges and 20 new puzzles only for that platform. The app has a new look and is now a Universal Windows App meaning you can play it across any Windows 10 device. Variety of New Themes – Enjoy gorgeous graphics and relaxing sounds with multiple visual themes to choose from. Complete puzzles at four levels of difficulty – perfect for Mahjong beginners and experts alike. Daily Challenges – Take your tile-matching skills to the next level as you work your way through Daily Challenges, including unique gameplay modes such as Golden Tiles, where your goal is to uncover and match the hidden pairs of golden tiles. You can also earn special badges by completing! Undo System – You can rewind the game back to any spot to fix mistakes or take a different approach. Xbox Live Integration – With added Xbox Live integration, fans can earn Achievements and Gamerscore, compete with your friends on the leaderboards and track your personal statistics. Plus, if you sign in with a Microsoft account, your progress is stored in the cloud, so you can play the game on any…