Microsoft today announced their partnership with YoYo games which allows ‘GameMaker: Studio’ developers to work across all Microsoft platforms, including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, future Windows versions and Xbox One. GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost. In addition to making games development 80 percent faster than coding for native languages, developers can create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a matter of weeks. Read the full press release below. COLOGNE, GERMANY–(Marketwired – Aug 11, 2014) – GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE EUROPE — YoYo Games today announces GameMaker: Studio support for Xbox One, enhanced support for current Microsoft platforms including Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1, as well as support for future operating system releases. The GameMaker: Studio export ...

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Have you ever thought of playing your favorite game with a character that looks like you?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could create a fully animated 3D game character that was a recognizable version of yourself? Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and Fuse from Mixamo is now making it possible. With no prior knowledge of 3D modelling, you can create a fully animated version of you, ready to insert into selected games and game engines. How does it work? The magic begins with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. You simply pose in front of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor while its 1080p high-resolution camera captures six images of you: four of your body in static poses, and two of your face. With its enhanced depth sensing—up to three times greater than the original Kinect for Windows sensor—and its improved facial and body tracking, the v2 sensor captures your body in ...

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EA last month announced that have partnered with Microsoft to deliver EA Access, an all-new monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One. With this subscription which starts at  $4.99 a month, users can access a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the service has come out of the beta and it is available for all Xbox One users.  For only $4.99 a month (or $29.99 for a full year), members have the ability to download and play some of our fan favorite Xbox One games in The Vault. Available today we have a superb collection of games ready to download: experience the action of Battlefield 4, get in the game with FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25, and see why Peggle™ 2 is one of the most beloved puzzle games. The Vault will evolve with games joining the collection over ...

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Following the release of ‘Hungry Shark Evolution’ for Windows Phone devices, Ubisoft has now released the game for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Description: Experience life as a Shark in the ultimate test of survival. Jaw dropping 3D graphics and action packed gameplay. Grow from a pup into a 10 ton Great White Shark! Eat your way around a diverse aquatic world full of wonder and danger. Feast on tasty sea creatures, swimmers, turtles and fishermen to grow into a giant. Battle enemy sharks, submarines, and the weird creatures of the deep. Chain up combo bonuses to gain massive hiscores! Complete missions and find treasure to earn coins and gems. Spend these rewards on upgrading your sharks abilities or buy special life-saving items. Progress to unlock the most ferocious beasts in the sea: Mako Shark, Hammerhead, Tiger Shark and the almighty Great White. Features: + Console quality 3D graphics + ...

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Jeopardy! is a popular American television game show, it features quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form. They have released their official app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Description: Is watching Jeopardy! part of your nightly routine? Ever caught yourself shouting responses at the TV and wishing that you were standing at the podium? Now is your chance with the Jeopardy! app. Test your knowledge with thousands of clues collected from the show’s very own writers. Hear Johnny Gilbert’s famous Jeopardy! introduction, step up to the podium and get ready for categories ranging from sports and popular culture to travel, world history and much more. Customize your own avatar in-game and use the interactive touch screen to write your name on the podium. Play in single player mode or challenge your family ...

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Microsoft last month posted a short video to promote Xbox One. That ad highlighted that Xbox One is the only place to play the best exclusives and all of the biggest blockbusters of the year. The games include Halo, Call of Duty, Assassins Creed Unity, Sunset Overdrive and more. This video was backed by a voice over with the words from the movie Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone speaks an inspiring dialogue in that movie, you can read more about it here. Microsoft today posted a new video titled Best Multiplayer to highlight the fact that the best multiplayer community lives on Xbox One. This time the voice over is Bob Thornton speech from the movie Friday Night Lights. Here is the actual dialogue from the movie, Well I want you to understand somethin’. To me, being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you ...

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Microsoft last week released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Gamescom event where Xbox will be there this year. You can watch the gamescom 2014 Xbox Briefing live at 1pm BST, Tuesday 12th August. You can Watch it at Xbox.com, on your Xbox or with the Windows Phone app. Today, the gave us a quick breakdown of what to expect from this event. Find it below, Gamescom 2014 Xbox Press Briefing Tuesday, August 12 2:00 PM CEST (8:00AM EDT), Twitch.tv/Xbox Next Tuesday, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will appear in the annual press briefing, where 343 will share some new announcements with you. The show will be streamed at Twitch.tv/Xbox so you’ve got no excuses. We’ll see you there. Halo 2: Anniversary Multiplayer Hands-On Halo 2: Anniversary will be playable for the first time on the gamescom show floor. There will be 4v4 multiplayer games on Ascension and a yet-to-be-announced ...

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You can now stream all 2014 NFL Preseason games on your Windows 8/RT devices using this new app. You can watch entire NFL games from snap to whistle in approximately 30 minutes, view scores from around the league (Includes the option to turn scores on and off), full box scores of archived games and stats for your favorite NFL players and more. It requires a paid subscription to NFL Preseason Live. Description: Can’t get enough football? Watch every NFL Preseason game live† or on demand in HD with a subscription to NFL Preseason Live. Tune in to see football games from every team for the 2014 Preseason not available anywhere else. All from your Windows Surface. With NFL Preseason Live, you can follow your favorite team(s) and catch all the excitement with features such as: – Live and On-Demand Football Games: Stream all 2014 NFL Preseason games – Condensed Games: ...

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Microsoft is launching Xbox One in India on September 23rd. Today they revealed that Amazon.in will be the exclusive online retailer for Xbox One in India. Just like in other countries where Xbox One was launched already, Microsoft is offering some great deals on early customers who pre-order Xbox One console. Find the offers available below. Xbox One Console with Kinect Day One Edition (Free Games: FIFA 15, Dance Central Spotlight DLC) – Rs. 45,990.00 Xbox One Console (Free Games: FIFA 15) – Rs. 39,990.00 Apart from the above offers, first 1000 customers of Xbox One can avail ₹ 10,000 worth special offers including Amazon gift cards worth ₹ 1500, 2 Blu-ray Movies free and coupon codes worth ₹ 1000 & ₹ 2000 on back packs /hand bags and speakers respectively. Here’s how you get them, 1. Choose the Xbox One console of your choice by clicking the check-box on ...

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  Along with the announcement about this week’s deals in Xbox Store, Microsoft revealed that some of Xbox One’s top titles will be permanently priced at $49.99 in the US and Canada, both at retail and on the Xbox Games Store. These games were originally priced at $59.99. For now, four titles were announced today and all of them are Microsoft’s first party titles. Content Title Content Type New Price Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Game $49.99 Forza Motorsport 5 Xbox One Game $49.99 Kinect Sports Rivals Xbox One Game $49.99 Ryse Xbox One Game $49.99 You can find these titles for even cheaper price at Amazon. Find them here. ...

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Microsoft today announced the deals with Gold in Xbox Store. In addition to the Deals with Gold titles, you can find a large number of Capcom games with up to 50% to 75% off. Find this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store from the list below and these discounts are valid now through 11 August 2014. Xbox One: Content Title Content Type Discount % Angry Birds: Star Wars Xbox One Game 50% Call of Duty Ghosts: Gold Edition* Xbox One Game 33% Call of Duty Ghosts: Digital Hardened Edition* Xbox One Game 30% Xbox 360: Call of Duty Ghosts Games on Demand 50% Terraria Arcade 67% Rock Band 3 Games on Demand 50% The Doors Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition Add-on 50% Bon Jovi Greatest Hits:  Rock Band Edition Add-on 50% American Idiot Album Add-on 50% Capcom Sale* Asura’s Wrath Games on Demand 75% Bionic Commando Rearmed Arcade 50% D&D Chronicle of Mystara Arcade 66% ...

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Red Stripe deals for this week is now live in Windows Store. It includes games like “Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst”, Rabbids Big Bang and more. In “Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst,” Big Fish Games Studios takes you deep inside a cursed estate that features spectral halls, a new immersive adventure-style gameplay and an epic original soundtrack. Feel the floorboards creak as you move from room to room solving puzzles and seeking out clues in more than 150 detailed scenes. The game is now $2.49 in the Windows Store. “Rabbids Big Bang” (free in the Windows Store ), ($3.49 in the Windows Store), SuperPhoto ($1.99 in the Windows Store), “Motorbike” ($2.49 in the Windows Store),  Yoga Guide ($3.49 in the Windows Store.) via: FireHouse ...

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Microsoft today announced a new limited edition Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 featuring the iconic Master Chief from Microsoft’s popular Halo franchise. For the Halo fanatic. Zoom your way around Windows with this Halo inspired mouse, and show off your fandom with a Master Chief inspired Limited Edition. Gear up for battle with a Halo Limited Edition Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500. For the Halo fanatic. Zoom your way around Windows with this Halo inspired mouse, and show off your fandom with a Master Chief inspired Limited Edition. You’ll appreciate how this wireless mobile mouse comfortably fits your hand and your mobile lifestyle. Use it just about anywhere, even on a rough park bench or your living room carpet, relying on Microsoft BlueTrack Technology1. When it’s time to pack up and go, you’ll hardly notice the tiny transceiver. Keep it plugged into the USB port, or stow it in the bottom of the ...

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Microsoft today highlighted the amazing line up of games coming to Xbox One platform this holiday season. Totally nine exclusive blockbuster games coming to Xbox One in addition to other DLC on first on Xbox titles. In fact, Xbox One’s 2014 exclusive games lineup got more than 60 nominations and 25 award wins to date, including seven nominations for the prestigious Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards, leading the industry for 2014 games. With the best exclusives, spectacular new franchises and the best multiplayer community, it’s more fun on Xbox One. Find the lineup of games for Xbox below, “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” (343 Industries, Microsoft Studios). “Assassin’s Creed Unity” (Ubisoft, Ubisoft). “Phantom Dust” (Microsoft Studios). “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” (Sledgehammer Games, Activision). “D4:Dark Dreams Don’t Die” (Access Games, Microsoft Studios). “Dance Central Spotlight” (Harmonix Music Systems, Microsoft Studios). “Dragon Age: Inquisition” (BioWare, Electronic Arts). “Evolve” (Turtle ...

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EA yesterday announced that have partnered with Microsoft to deliver EA Access, an all-new monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One. With this subscription which starts at  $4.99 a month, users can access a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4™, with more titles being added soon. Commenting on this new service, Sony has said that this service does not offer much value to customers. Sony spokesman said, “We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect.” “We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.” Sony is claiming that PSN signups are ...

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Microsoft today officially announced that Xbox One will go on sale in China on September 23rd. The launch lineup of games was also revealed. The console is priced at ¥3,699 RMB. At the Xbox One media briefing, Microsoft and BesTV revealed that more than 25 developers are building more than 70 games for Xbox One including exclusive content, free to play games, and blockbuster titles. In partnership with BesTV, Xbox One will bring hundreds of thousands of hours of entertainment content including blockbuster movies, sports, documentaries and on-demand TV programs, fitness and exclusive, locally developed applications. Finally, Xbox One is bringing unique value to the Chinese market including innovative pricing models for games, compelling console bundles, local customer support and two year warranty. Xbox One unveils gaming portfolio roadmap for China: Recognized for the best games lineup of 2014 at the E3 trade show, Xbox will bring its long history ...

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