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Microsoft hears gamer requests, reveals free Xbox One Chat Headset in official unboxing video

Microsoft hears gamer requests, reveals free Xbox One Chat Headset in official unboxing video

We’re all pumped for the Xbox One’s impending launch. We still don’t know exactly when the console will appear in stores other than the month of November. It must be getting close at any rate because Microsoft has just released an official unboxing video as well as three accessory-specific videos. Normally I don’t care for unboxing videos, but this one is an exception. For one: it gives...

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Game Insight brings Rule the Kingdom to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8; more on the way

Game Insight brings Rule the Kingdom to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8; more on the way

Casual Connect presented some great opportunities to get to know Windows Phone game publishers. One of those publishers is Game Insight, makers of our own Rich Edmonds’ favorite Windows Phone 8/Windows 8 game My Country. Game Insight has also recently published Rule the Kingdom, an exciting RPG/city building hybrid game for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. And they have more games...

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Handy Games announces 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen for Windows Phone 8

Handy Games announces 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen for Windows Phone 8

Next up in our Casual Connect USA gaming coverage are two titles from an established Windows Phone developer. Earlier this year, Handy Games (one of Germany’s largest mobile game studios) jumped onto our platform with two impressive Windows Phone 8 titles: Epic Battle Dude – a “one-dimensional“ casual RPG and Aces of Luftwaffe – a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up. Both are great games (...

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Havok's Project Anarchy makes game development affordable, supports Windows 8 and soon Windows Phone 8

Havok's Project Anarchy makes game development affordable, supports Windows 8 and soon Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8’s multiplatform game engine support has improved steadily since the mobile OS’s launch at the end of 2012. Developers have access to several middleware options: Unity, Havok, Marmalade, and Autodesk Scaleform, all in various degrees of commercial readiness. And now Havok has taken their support a step further with the release of Project Anarchy. Project Anarchy is a...

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Ascend: Hand of Kul and LEGO Marvel Superheroes lighting up Xbox 360 this year

Ascend: Hand of Kul and LEGO Marvel Superheroes lighting up Xbox 360 this year

The big talk at E3 2013 last week was on Xbox One games (and the DRM policy that Microsoft only just repealed yesterday). But the Xbox 360 is still the best-selling console these days and so 360 games weren’t exactly in short supply at the Expo. We’ve already previewed three upcoming Pac-Man games, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, and don’t forget that The Evil Within and Wolfenstein:...

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E3 2013: Gameplay and open beta details for World of Tanks, the free Xbox 360 MMO

E3 2013: Gameplay and open beta details for World of Tanks, the free Xbox 360 MMO

Microsoft has historically been less than enthusiastic towards free-to-play Xbox 360 games.  They did allow Japanese developer Toylogic to release Happy Wars (a 15-vs-15 multiplayer action game) last year. But here we are one year later and  hardly any free-to-play games have followed it. And yet things are starting to change... During Microsoft’s E3 Media Briefing, the publisher...

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