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Microsoft vows that Halo 5 multiplayer will be ‘rock solid’

Halo 5: Guardians won’t suffer the same troubled launch as its predecessor, Halo: The Master Chief Collection. That’s the pledge from Kevin Franklin, design director for the game at 343 Industries, who told MCV the studio had learnt from its mistakes releasing the Halo compilation. The Master Chief Collection was …

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Upcoming Xbox One controller adapter for PC will work exclusively with Windows 10

The newly-announced Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows will only work with the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system. Revealed alongside the new 1TB Xbox One machine and redesigned Xbox One controller, the memory stick-sized dongle allows players to connect said gamepad to their PC for use with compatible titles. It …

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US Xbox One sales ‘more than double’ after Kinect dropped

Xbox One sales in American have more than doubled following the release of a Kinect-less SKU, Microsoft has said. "Since the new Xbox One offering launched on June 9th, we’ve seen sales of Xbox One more than double in the US, compared to sales in May," the company explained in …

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Ryse designer says Xbox One resolution is a "non-issue"

The design director of Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome has said that gamers should stop fixating on the non-issue” of game resolutions. "People are kind of grasping onto things that are really non-issues. For us, it was far more important to have artwork that looked beautiful,” Patrick …

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Resident Evil 6 tops Japanese charts

The PS3 version of resident Evil 6 has debuted at the top of the Japanese charts. The SKU sold an impressive 635k units in its first week, eclipsing everything else in the listings. The Xbox 360 version claimed fifth place with unit sales of 42k. There was also a strong …

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Wii U beats 3DS for day one value

Nintendo may not be prepared to talk about the Wii U price yet, but when it arrives later this year it will have a stronger day one offer than the 3DS launch, Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton told MCV. One of the problems with 3DS was content. When we launched …

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Analyst predicts launch sales of 14m for GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V will sell more during its launch week than predecessor GTA IV sold in its first year, if analyst firm Sterne Agee is correct. Arvind Bhatia predicts in a note to investors that at launch the game will sell a colossal 14m copies. To do so it …

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Minecraft on 360 breaks XBLA sales records

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has smashed all previous Xbox Live Arcade sales records after selling the most units in just 24 hours. The downloadable title – priced at 1,600 Microsoft Points (around 15) – went on sale on Wednesday, May 9th. Within its first hour on sale it had become …

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Hitari teams up with Royal Mail

Online independent games retailer Hitari has added a raft of new services after partnering with Royal Mail and DPD. It says doing so has allowed it to process orders and dispatch video games to its customers quicker than before. Parcel delivery firm DPD has been assigned as Hitari’s ‘preferred courier …

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Nintendo admits that digital service could miss Wii U launch

Nintendo is pondering whether it will launch a digital download service on the day it launches its next home console, the Wii U. It’s a sad repeat of the 3DS alunch, which also arrived ahead of its dedicated digital service. Company president Satoru Iwata said Nintendo will prepare infrastructure to …

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