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A "Fanboy" Reaction to Microsoft's DRM Retraction

The whole of today has, for gamers, revolved around the monumental bombshell Microsoft dropped this afternoon when they decided to amend their decisions about DRM and change the structure of the Xbox One to be more in-line with Sony’s “open” attitude towards game sharing and to be a console without online check-ins.

Xbox One vs. The Internet [E3 2013]

During the week of E3 we, the gamers, are inundated with an abundance of Video Game news. The primary source of which is the panels, which we tend to review, dissect, criticize, and “improve” as though we were those snobby bitches on the E! Channel talking about award-show attire.

Not to say that I’m immune to it though.

Microsoft Possibily Set To Resurrect TV Show Heroes For Xbox TV Programming

Microsoft’s desire to turn the next-gen Xbox into a go-to entertainment hub may have been underestimated by gamers and those in the games industry. For years it hasn’t been a secret that Microsoft wants to push the Xbox brand as a viable entertainment hub whether it be through apps or key software, but now a tidbit has surfaced that the company could be following in the steps of what Netflix has recently done.

Endless Skater Announced For XBLA/Win8

Skateboarding fans finally have another video game to do mass combo laced grinds in a project that doesn’t star the legendary Tony Hawk.  Sadly the Skate series is still out of commission as per the ever shifting plans of EA, but now Supervillain Studios has stepped up to the plate to release Endless Skater for Xbox Live Arcade via the Windows 8 platform.

BattleBlock Theater Date Announced [Trailer]

The guys over at The Behemoth have, rather quickly, rooted themselves a secure place deep in the cockles of my heart.

Gore Verbinski's XBLA Game Matter Canned By Microsoft

Last week we saw one Hollywood titan exit the video game industry after an effort that was far from fruitful, and we have news of another unexpected development.  After Jerry Bruckheimer decided to shutter his games division after being in existence for five years, during which no games were ever released/created under the label, word has surfaced which points to Microsoft ending their partnership with acclaimed film director Gore Verbinski.

Microsoft Unveils Impressive New IllumiRoom Game Tech

As expected CES 2013 hasn’t exactly been a major event in respect to Earth shattering gaming announcements. A more reserved show compared to GDC and E3, CES has usually been the home to more minor announcements, if that, which in some instances serve as a small tease of things to come.

It almost seemed as if CES 2013 wouldn’t give us much in the way of noteworthy gaming reveals aside from the oddity that is the Nvidia Shield, but Microsoft have just revealed an interesting prototype they've created for the Xbox.

Vancouver's EXP Restaurant & Bar to Host "G List" Halo 4 Tournament.

On Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. PST. Vancouver's premier video game themed bar and restaurant EXP will play host to a Halo King of the Hill tournament. Normally we'd limit event announcements to our Facebook page, but this one has a unique twist.

Microsoft Reveals Black Tusk Studios, Rumored To Making Sci-Fi Shooter

The games industry may have suffered some major setbacks when it comes to development studios, but the industry hasn’t entered the worrisome DEFCON 5 level scenario just yet. While work can still be done to help improve the industry in an effort to make things more financially sound for certain studios, working in the games industry isn’t a complete suicide job as evident by Microsoft’s new studio based out of Vancouver.

Microsoft Reportedly Pursuing Xbox Branded Surface Device

Over the last few months there have been countless rumors about the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft, some of which seemed legit while others were nothing but complete flights of fancy.  With word pointing to the next console from Microsoft dropping sometime next year, perhaps in time for the Holiday season, we’re bound to get some legit details on the successor to the Xbox 360 - the first of which may be a new add-on peripheral in the form of a tablet.

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