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Mojang: Minecraft: Story Mode is “pretty funny” and “adorable”

Mojang CWO Owen Hill said that Minecraft: Story Mode, a Telltale episodic game based in the Minecraft universe, is “pretty funny.”

QjhB4ZaNJf6i.878x0.Z-Z96KYq“The interactive storytellers at Telltale are giving players the chance to explore their own unique interpretation of the Minecraft universe,” said Hill in a statement.

“They’ve crafted a story that follows the logic of Minecraft, but still manages to feel original. It’s actually pretty funny too. And the pig is adorable. We’re super excited about players digging deeper into the world of Minecraft: Story Mode later this year.”

Yesterday, at Minecon in London, developers Mojang and Telltale Games detailed Minecraft: Story Mode.

Minecraft: Story Mode detailed at Minecon

Today, at Minecon in London, Telltale Games revealed Minecraft: Story Mode, a narrative campaign based on Minecraft which was announced last December.

Minecraft: Story Mode will follow the traditional Telltale story structure; one narrative-driven story, released across five episodes.

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PlatinumGames opens Scalebound Twitter account

Scalebound is expected to miss this years Electronic Entertainment Expo. Instead, PlatinumGames plans on showcasing Scalebound in Germany at Gamescom.

In the meantime, the developer has opened the Official Scalebound Twitter account in the midterm; between now and Gamescom.

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Platinum’s first tweet on the account: “See you at Gamescom.”

Scalebound is expected to release exclusively on Xbox One sometime in 2016.

Microsoft showing “Xbox One system update demo” on GameSpot’s E3 Livestream

Microsoft plans on showcasing a “Xbox One system update demo” on GameSpot’s E3 Livestream next Wednesday.

Xbox-One-Logo-600x300Previously, Larry Hyrb Major Nelson indicated plans for a small update to “prepare for the future.” However, Major Nelson didn’t detail the update which released last week.

With Windows 10 right around the corner and a number of changes expected to be made to Xbox One, could this mean an Xbox One User Interface update.

 

Xbox Japan details Forza Motorsport 6

27568158-4047-432d-9642-ec64c9448488Xbox Japan has detailed the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Forza Motorsport 6; revealing some interesting things:

Unrelenting action at simulation speed. Race over 450 cars in the most beautiful and comprehensive racing game of this generation.

As real as it gets
Breathtaking graphics at 1080px resolution and 60 frames per second. Wet weather, 3D puddles, and night racing test your driving skills. Cutting-edge ForzaTech™ engine powers the unrelenting action and stat-of-the-art-physics at simulation speed.

Ultimate car fantasy
The most cars of any racing game this generation. More than 450 cars all immaculately recreated and customizable, and complete with working cockpits and full damage. Tour 26 world-famous locales including Daytone, Rio, and more..

Never race alone
Home of the greatest racing, tuning and painting community in gaming. 2-player split-screen racing, 24-player races, and realistic Drivatar opponents deliver packed tracks and unrivaled action.

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Black Tusk Studios renamed “The Coalition”

Gears of War developer Black Tusk Studios have renamed themselves to “The Coalition,” a name that reflects “who [they] are as a team.”

CGl01wRUgAAEJf7.jpg largeIn the Gears of War universe, The Coalition stands for the Coalition of Ordered Governments, or COG for short.

“When people hear 343 Industries, they associate it with Halo; when they hear Turn 10 Studios, they know that’s who makes Forza. Moving forward, when you hear The Coalition, we want you to think of Gears of War,” said studio head Rod Fergusson about the name change. Continue reading

Bungie’s hidden Destiny Easter Egg has been removed from Halo 3: ODST MCC

Halo 3: ODST is now available for those who own Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

However, it appears that Bungie’s hidden Destiny Easter egg, present in the original version, has been removed from The Master Chief Collection version.

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Halo 3: ODST on Xbox One

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Halo 3: ODST on Xbox 360

Rise of the Tomb Raider still in development for Xbox 360

A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to GamerCenterOnline that the highly anticipated Rise of the Tomb Raider is still in development for Xbox 360.

Lara vs. Bear“Rise of the Tomb Raider will be launching on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in Holiday 2015,” said a spokesperson when questioned about the status of the Xbox 360 version.

Besides developers and publishers previously dropping support for the Xbox 360, its great to see that Microsoft is still intent on delivering new experiences on the platform.  Continue reading