Alan Wake dev reveals Xbox One-exclusive Quantum Break

By:  Eddie Makuch Alan Wake and Max Payne developer Remedy Entertainment today announced Quantum Break, an all-new game that will be exclusive to Microsoft’s just-announced Xbox One system. According to its announcement, Quantum Break “blurs the line between television and gameplay, integrating the two into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience.” Remedy Entertainment has been hiring for next-generation game development since March 2012. The studio’s most recent … Continue reading Alan Wake dev reveals Xbox One-exclusive Quantum Break

Xbox One won’t be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games

By:  Martin Gaston The next-generation Xbox One won’t be able to play old Xbox 360 games, Microsoft has confirmed. Speaking to The Verge, Microsoft Xbox Live vice president Marc Whitten said that the architecture between the two machines is too different to allow for backwards compatibility. “The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn’t really work from that perspective,” he said. … Continue reading Xbox One won’t be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games

Microsoft clarifies Xbox One used game stance

By:  Eddie Makuch Microsoft has clarified its stance on used games as it relates to the Xbox One, the company’s next-generation platform. Writing on his blog, Microsoft director of Xbox Live programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb acknowledged that some “confusion” over used games on the next-gen platform has arisen today. “We know there is some confusion around used games on Xbox One and wanted to provide … Continue reading Microsoft clarifies Xbox One used game stance

Dark Souls II Wii U petition nets 10,000 signatures

By: Eddie Makuch The online petition at Change.org calling on Namco Bandai to bring Dark Souls II to the Wii U is picking up steam. The petition today crossed 10,000 signatures, a marked improvement over the 3,000 it had earlier this week. The creator of the petition says the Wii U is a worthwhile platform for Dark Souls II for two main reasons. The first, he said, is that the Wii … Continue reading Dark Souls II Wii U petition nets 10,000 signatures

Canceled Streets of Rage remake footage appears

By: Eddie Makuch Ruffian Games has released footage of a playable prototype of its canceled Streets of Rage remake. Studio head Gary Liddon uploaded the footage to his YouTube account today, following the video’s leak. The video is embedded below. “It was something we built very rapidly and represents pre-pre-pre-pre (lots of pres) pre-alpha quality. Even so, it has a certain charm,” Liddon said. Liddon … Continue reading Canceled Streets of Rage remake footage appears

Fable II returns to Xbox Live

By: Eddie Makuch Fable II has returned to availability on Xbox Live following itsunexplained disappearance earlier this week. A Microsoft representative told GameSpot that an “isolated issue” affected the availability of Lionhead Studios‘ role-playing game on Games on Demand. “We have resolved the issue and the game is once again available. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused,” the statement reads. A GameSpot reader initially … Continue reading Fable II returns to Xbox Live

Skyrim Dragonborn DLC details leak

By: Eddie Makuch This story contains numerous and detailed spoilers on Skyrim’s Dragonborn expansion. Xbox 360 gamers will get their hands on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘s latest expansion Dragonborn tomorrow, but details have leaked ahead of release. A beta tester for the content has revealed numerous details on the content to The Out Housers, including confirmation that dragons will be rideable in the expansion. … Continue reading Skyrim Dragonborn DLC details leak

Fable II pulled from Xbox Live

By: Eddie Makuch Lionhead Studios‘ role-playing game Fable II has vanished from Xbox Live, a GameSpot reader tipped the site this morning. The game is no longer available through the Games on Demand service on Xbox Live or via Xbox.com. Additionally, the reader notes that Fable II remains in users’ download history for those who had previously purchased the game. However, attempting to re-download the game … Continue reading Fable II pulled from Xbox Live

Halo 4 pirates facing permanent XBL bans?

By: Eddie Makuch Gamers caught playing a pirated version of 343 Industries’ new shooter Halo 4 potentially face a permanent ban from Xbox Live. That’s according to one Reddit writer, who posted an email from Microsoft informing the user that “illegitimate prerelease title play” has yielded a permanent Xbox Live account suspension. A Microsoft representative was not immediately available for comment. Writing on the official … Continue reading Halo 4 pirates facing permanent XBL bans?