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Xbox Gone Redundant

Microsoft has no idea what the fuck they are doing. This much has been obvious since last summer when they introduced “SmartGlass” as their next big “innovation”. I use sarcastic quotes because by “innovation” they mean using the tablet or smartphone you already own to do things the tablet or smartphone can natively do. Most damningly they took a preexisting Game of Thrones app for iPad, packaged it inside SmartGlass and pretended like this would change the world. It was an embarrassing attempt to insert an Xbox branded service where it does not belong. Unfortunately, this buttinski attitude is obviously[…]

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Microsoft Strategy Doc Hints at Xbox 720 Hardware Capabilities

UPDATE: Scribd.com has removed the original document from their site as a response to a request from the law firm Covington & Burling known to represent Microsoft. A pdf version is still available as a torrent by clicking this magnet link. An internal Microsoft strategy document that appears to be genuine has been discovered by NeoGAF poster jeff_rigby on Scribd.com outlines Redmond’s broad strategy for their post-360 console hardware. The 54 page document labeled “720 9/24” describes a system 8 times as powerful as the Xbox 360 that will include a Blu-ray drive, whole house DVR capabilites, and an upgraded[…]

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Exclusive Blind Review – Fable III

The Frog Knight As you may have guessed, Fable III is a videogame retelling of the third great fable in human history. The first, of course, being the one about it being turtles all the way down. The second great fable is the one about losing socks in the drier. Lionhead Studios, headed by Peter Molyneux, has already released two very successful games in the series telling those stories. This fall they have moved on to the one about the frog and the scorpion. We all know the fable about a scorpion who asks a frog for a ride across[…]

E3 2010: Your Guide to Kinect’s Launch Games

Here is a sorted list of all announced launch titles for Microsoft’s Kinect: Wii Fit Clones Wii Sports Clones EA Sports Active 2 Deca Sports Freedom The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout Kinect Sports Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Motion Sports Zumba Fitness Party Games Just Dance Clone Adrenalin Misfits Dance Central Game Party: In Motion Dance Masters Kinect Adventures Sonic Free Riders Outliers Kinectimals (Eye Pet/Nintendogs clone) Joy Ride (Mario Kart clone)

Scuffle Breaks out On Stage at Capcom’s Captivate 2010

Marvel and Capcom Fight over Who Created Unpopular New Character Honolulu, HI – Last week during Capcom’s annual Captivate press event the publisher revealed the existence of Marvel vs Capcom 3, a modern sequel to the well-loved series of fighting games pitting Marvel’s biggest superheroes and villains against characters from Capcom’s considerable library of intellectual property. Capcom hinted that there should be more than 30 characters playable in the game at release, but so far they have only announced seven of those characters through a cinematic teaser. confirmed are Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk, Ryu, Morrigan, Chris Redfield and a new[…]