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Review: Forza Motorsport 7 (XO) an excellent racer mired by speed bumps

It’s racing season and Turn 10 Studios’ Forza Motorsport 7 is on the grid, revving its engines at two major competitors this quarter. Can they repeat the grin-inducing success of Forza Horizon 3 with traditional motorsport, or will they struggle to play catch-up with those rivals? There’s plenty that ...

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Review: Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One) almost manages to revive the console RTS

Halo Wars 2 has been the most surprising addition to the Xbox One library. It’s the sort of sequel that seemed more at home on a wish list than on a release calendar, rousing fan memories after eight long years of dormancy. With no real competition on the radar, ...

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Interview with Halo Wars 2’s Design Director Clay Jensen

After eight long years, Microsoft Studios has pulled the Halo Wars series out of cryostasis, reintroducing the concept of a console-based real-time strategy game to new a generation of players. In that time, the franchise as a whole has transferred to a new studio, making this the first RTS ...

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Microsoft pulls the plug on Scalebound

Microsoft has canceled Scalebound, PlatinumGames’ four-player co-op action game slated as an exclusive for PC and Xbox One. The official announcement comes after Kotaku‘s report on the game’s demise, citing several undisclosed sources. The statement, released to members of the press and reflected on the official website, reads as follows: ...

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Review: Dead Rising 4 is a solid zombie grinder and not much else

After showcasing what the new generation of consoles can do with Dead Rising 3, Capcom Vancouver takes this zombie-culling series on a journey of rediscovery. We have a familiar protagonist, familiar settings, and the ever-impressive hordes, yet all of it is framed in a whole new light. Dead Rising ...

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Impressions: Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta

The purr of chainsaws, the rack of shotguns, and the booming thump of explosions. The symphony driving Gears of War’s online multiplayer has long been one of violent staccatos, each burst a representation of fleeting player lives. It’s a work spanning nearly ten years of genre-defining history, and the ...

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