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Rare’s next Xbox game is pure ‘Princess Mononoke’

If Sea of Thieves isn’t your bag, how about a sumptuous cel-shaded game from Rare that looks like a lost Miyazaki film? The Microsoft studio announced Everwild today during the XO19 Inside Xbox presentation, and while there aren’t many details to run with, it certainly looks intriguing. The trailer shows us a gorgeous world filled …

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Share your memories of the first Xbox console!

Tomorrow marks the eighteenth anniversary of the original Xbox, the first console from Microsoft that kicked off a rivalry with PlayStation that still burns today. Stockier and arguably more stylish than the first PlayStation, the first generation Xbox featured a 733MHz Intel Pentium III processor and a built-in hard disk. The initial sales of the …

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Google demos Stadia UI and lists several missing launch features

Sponsored Links Stadia In a run-up to the November 19th Stadia launch, Google did a Reddit AMA showing how game casting will work for the streaming service. Stadia Director of Product Andrey Doronichev and publisher lead Beri Lee also revealed all the things that will be missing at launch, and unfortunately, it’s a laundry list. …

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Mark Wahlberg is poised to join the ‘Uncharted’ movie

Sponsored Links Rich Polk/Getty Images for Janie’s Fund The cast for the Uncharted movie appears to be solidifying, however slowly. Variety understands that Mark Wahlberg is in “final talks” to co-star as Victor “Sully” Sullivan, the grizzled treasure hunter that serves as Nathan Drake’s mentor. It’ll represent a bit of a shock for people who …

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Xbox One test offers ‘surprise’ suggestions for what to play

Sponsored Links Microsoft If you’ve ever struggled to decide what to play on your console, you can relax — the Xbox One might choose for you. Microsoft has rolled out an Alpha Skip-Ahead preview for the Xbox One with a “surprise me” button in the My Games & Apps section that can help you decide …

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Production is finally starting on the ‘Halo’ TV series

Sponsored Links Showtime, Twitter After six long years, filming for the Halo TV series is ready to start. Showtime has announced that production on the game-based show is “about to begin,” and has revealed three new cast members in the process. Danny Sapani (of Doctor Who and The Last Jedi) will play “dedicated military man” …

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‘Desert Bus’ video game charity has raised nearly $80,000

Sponsored Links Desert Bus For Hope Each year a group of selfless volunteers agrees to play what some call the world’s most boring video game for hours on end in an attempt to raise money for the Child’s Play hospital charity. Now in its 13th year, the Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser kicked off today. …

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Sony’s PlayStation leadership is changing again

Sponsored Links Chesnot via Getty Images With the PlayStation 5 due next year, PlayStation is no doubt keen to get its ducks in a row. It’s seen a number of managerial changes recently, and has now announced two new moves. Hermen Hulst, formerly of studio Guerilla, is now head of worldwide studios, tasked with making …

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Razer’s latest wireless mice promise low-lag gaming from $60

Sponsored Links Razer Razer is expanding its Basilisk mouse family with a pair of models that aim to make low-latency wireless mice both more accessible and more powerful. The most interesting model may be the affordable option, the six-button Basilisk X HyperSpeed (above). It packs a 16,000DPI sensor, Bluetooth support and its namesake low-lag HyperSpeed …

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ PC launch hasn’t had the best start

Sponsored Links Red Dead Redemption 2 finally launched on PC this week, but much like the escapades of the game’s gunslingers, things haven’t quite gone according to plan. Players have reported a raft of problems, including issues with the launcher, freezing and recurring crashes. The usual go-to fixes for these sort of hiccups — updating …

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