Halo series and Destiny composer Martin O’Donnell fired from Bungie last week
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Halo series and Destiny composer Martin O’Donnell fired from Bungie last week

Longtime Bungie composer Martin O’Donnell was summarily terminated from his employment with the company at the end of last week, he revealed on Twitter. I’m saddened to say that Bungie’s board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014. — Marty O’Donnell (@MartyTheElder) April 16, 2014 Shortly after O’Donnell’s tweet, Bungie posted the ... Read More»
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The Last of Us Grounded DLC Bundle detailed
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The Last of Us Grounded DLC Bundle detailed

The final piece of The Last of Us‘ season pass content has officially been revealed by Naughty Dog, and its going out with a bang. The Grounded Bundle includes a new game mode, four new maps, new multiplayer weapons, and a new set of Survival Skills. First up is Grounded Mode, this ”will be the hardest ... Read More»
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel confirmed for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel confirmed for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC

2K Games and Gearbox Software have officially confirmed that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The next game in Gearbox’s loot-happy series will take place between Borderlands and Borderlands 2 on the moon and the Hyperion space station. The game will tell the story of Handsome Jack’s ... Read More»
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Microsoft considering Xbox 360 emulation for Xbox One
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Microsoft considering Xbox 360 emulation for Xbox One

Microsoft is looking into the possibility of creating an official emulator to run Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, partner development lead Frank Savage revealed during the Xbox One’s use of Windows technology panel at Microsoft’s Build developer conference. When asked if there were any plans for an official Xbox 360 emulator, Savage replied: ”There are, but we’re ... Read More»
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Amazon reveals gaming and streaming video set-top box Amazon Fire TV
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Amazon reveals gaming and streaming video set-top box Amazon Fire TV

After months (if not more) of rumor and hearsay, Amazon finally unveiled their gaming and video-streaming set-top box: the Amazon Fire TV. The 0.7-inch-thick black box is powered by the following tech: 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 300 CPU 2 GB RAM 8 GB internal storage Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU Dual-band wireless radio and two ... Read More»
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Grand Theft Auto Online Heists and High Life update coming this spring
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Grand Theft Auto Online Heists and High Life update coming this spring

Rockstar has announced that the long-awaited Heists are finally coming to Grand Theft Auto Online this spring, and that a new update will allow players to own more than one property. Now I could be mean and make you read about the High Life update first, but I’ll be nice and jump straight into the ... Read More»
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Alien: Isolation gets an official release date
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Alien: Isolation gets an official release date

Alien: Isolation will launch for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 7, developer Creative Assembly has announced. The announcement was mad over the weekend during the Alien Isolation panel at EGX Rezzed 2014. ”We couldn’t be happier to finally announce a date for Alien: Isolation,” Creative Assembly’s Alistair Hope said. “The ... Read More»
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Unconfirmed: PlayStation Turkey VP reveals PS4 version of The Last of Us
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Unconfirmed: PlayStation Turkey VP reveals PS4 version of The Last of Us

During a question and answer session with CNN Turk, PlayStation Turkey’s vice president Sercan Sulun seems to have mistakenly outed a major upcoming title for the PlayStation 4. That title? A PS4 re-release of Naughty Dog’s immensely popular apocalypse-survival story The Last of Us. Said to be coming this summer, the release would include enhanced ... Read More»
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Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London Studio all hit with layoffs
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Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London Studio all hit with layoffs

Three of Sony’s U.K.-based studios—Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Cambridge, and SCE London Studio—were hit with layoffs this morning, Sony confirmed. “Regular reviews take place throughout SCE Worldwide Studios, ensuring that the resources that we have in such a competitive business can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects,” reads Sony’s prepared statement issued ... Read More»
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Microsoft E3 2014 press conference to feature more games and less execs
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Microsoft E3 2014 press conference to feature more games and less execs

Microsoft’s E3 2014 press conference will focus more on games and less on the company’s executives, Microsoft Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer has revealed. When asked on Twitter if this year’s conference will be ”as game focused as last year,” Spencer replied, ”Yes, I think you’ll see very few execs. “We are already over our 90 minute time ... Read More»
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PvZ: Garden Warfare ‘Garden Variety Pack’ adds new map, mode, abilities
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PvZ: Garden Warfare ‘Garden Variety Pack’ adds new map, mode, abilities

PopCap has announced that the Garden Variety Pack for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be available as a free update tomorrow on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The update is a mandatory install and brings with it a new map called Chomp Town and Pirate Zombies, including a Map Pirate Zombie who shields himself ... Read More»
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Xbox Achievement hunter finally reaches one million Gamerscore
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Xbox Achievement hunter finally reaches one million Gamerscore

Hardcore Achievement hunter Raymond Cox, aka Stallion83, has become the first person to break the one million Gamerscore barrier. “Eight years, three months, I don’t know how many days,” he said. “Many many hours, many nights, I can’t explain how much I’ve put into this.” Cox reached the 500,000 mark back in 2010. He passed the ... Read More»
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Jack Tretton steps down as CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America
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Jack Tretton steps down as CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that Jack Tretton will step down from his role as CEO come March 31st, 2014. Tretton—who will be replaced by Shawn Layden, currently the executive vice president and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International—was a founding member of the SCEA executive team, having been a part of the company ... Read More»
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Uncharted creative director and writer Amy Hennig no longer at Naughty Dog
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Uncharted creative director and writer Amy Hennig no longer at Naughty Dog

Amy Hennig, head writer and creative director of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series, has left the company, Sony confirmed to Polygon. IGN first reported Hennig’s departure last night, citing “numerous trusted sources” saying that Hennig was “forced out” by The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley. Straley co-directed Uncharted 2: ... Read More»
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The Last of Us DLC will add a new difficulty mode and multiplayer maps
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The Last of Us DLC will add a new difficulty mode and multiplayer maps

Naughty Dog has announced that the next, and final, DLC release for The Last of Us will include a new difficulty mode for the single-player campaign and additional multiplayer maps. “There’s more to come. Our final drop in the Season Pass is coming,” community specialist Eric Monacelli wrote in a recent blog post. ”It is chock full ... Read More»
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