Today, Oculus announced that they are planning to acquire the Carbon Design team, one of the premier industrial design and product engineering teams in the industry. Carbon Design has designed the popular products like Xbox 360 controller, Original Kinect, Microsoft Touch mouse and more. “A few seconds with the latest Oculus prototypes and you know that virtual reality is for real this time. From a design and engineering perspective, building the products that finally deliver consumer virtual reality is one of the most interesting and challenging problem sets ever. This is an entirely open product category. With consumer VR at its inception, the physical architectures are still unknown — We’re on the cutting edge of defining how virtual reality looks, feels, and functions. We’re incredibly excited to be part of the team and we’re looking forward to helping design the future.” - Peter Bristol, Creative Director at Carbon Design Source: Oculus ...

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Just in time for the movie release, ‘Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark’ game is now available for Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. Explore two unique worlds as your favorite Transformers characters from both the movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Cybertron universes in a battle to secure an ancient and powerful relic, the Dark Spark Game Description:  Span time and space as your favorite TRANSFORMERS characters from both the movie, TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction, and Cybertron universes! Includes Over 40 playable characters from two different universes! Change Form Anytime: Effortlessly switch between robot and vehicle form! Beyond the Movie: Weave your way through Earth and Cybertron universes in an unforgettable battle to secure the Dark Spark. Epic Multiplayer Battles: Expanded four-player co-op online escalation mode with new upgradeable defenses and challenging Power Foes! New Unlock System: Leveling system spans campaign and escalation, allowing players to unlock rewards that will aid ...

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In an interview to Metro UK, Xbox chief at Microsoft Phil Spencer spoke about lots of topics including the future of first party titles for Xbox One, Sony and Nintendo’s E3 presentation, future of Kinect and more. For a question about exclsuive games getting released for Xbox 360 despite the release of Xbox One, Phil replied that they will continue to sell millions of Xbox 360s before the generation is done. And they are planning a healthy line-up of games for Xbox 360 users along with Xbox One. Read the excerpt below. GC: I just worry that’s not enough for sustained growth and to ensure interesting, exciting games. And perhaps most importantly games that are specifically designed with the next gen in mind. Because you’ve also got a number of last gen-only sequels still being made, like Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and even you’re still making cross-generation games with Forza Horizon ...

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Earlier this year, Microsoft announced their partnership with Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival that they will be bringing the music festival experience right into your living room through your Xbox. Various HD streams from the festival will be available for viewing. This new partnership will give Xbox users unprecedented access to the live Bonnaroo experience through an exclusive, interactive television event that will be streaming in high-definition where available. Enjoy live music like never before, with multiple streams featuring the best performances, biggest artists and amazing SuperJams. Today, they detailed the experience users can have at this festival. If you’re at home, Bonnaroo comes to Xbox, the exclusive broadcasting partner for the festival, for the first time. We will have great experiences to share at the festival, and with the live interactive music experience on Xbox One and Xbox 360, giving our fans the opportunity to experience Bonnaroo for the first time ...

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Ubisoft today announced their next gen fitness game for Xbox One. Read the details below. Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft challenged gamers to ditch the old, boring workouts and jumpstart their routines with the new video game Shape Up. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft Barcelona, Shape Up will be available on November 11 in the US, November 13 in EMEA and November 14 in the UK, exclusively on Kinect for Xbox One. Shape Up combines a foundation of proven fitness methods with entertaining and rewarding workout routines displayed in a unique arcade style. Each of the three game modes keeps players engaged and motivated with quirky, points-driven fitness challenges. The Quick Play Mode features 90 second rapid-fire training bursts that turn the chore of working out into an exciting experience. These quick fitness activities include 12 practice sessions for a more intense focus on muscle ...

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At E3, Microsoft revealed that Crackdown is coming to Xbox One. Crackdown was originally released in 2007 on Xbox 360 and gamers all over the world spent countless hours running, driving, and leaping around Pacific City. Now, the groundbreaking, hyper-powered world of “Crackdown” is back in stunning fashion with an all-new “Crackdown” experience for Xbox One. Developed by original creator Dave Jones, “Crackdown” on Xbox One will deliver unrivaled verticality, cooperative mayhem and destruction. Whether you’re playing the Campaign with friends or enjoying an entirely new competitive “Crackdown” experience powered by Xbox Live, you’ll never look at an open-world game the same way again. Best of all, “Crackdown” leverages Xbox Live to power a city which isn’t just an exciting place to play, but is a part of your destructive arsenal. Enjoy the teaser trailer above. Pre-order Crackdown from Amazon here. ...

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At Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) today, Microsoft unveiled a spectacular lineup of games from some of the world’s best game studios. This holiday season on Xbox One, there will be games like “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” as well as highly anticipated exclusives such as “Sunset Overdrive,” “Forza Horizon 2,” “Fable Legends” and “Dance Central Spotlight.” Microsoft just spoke about games in the whole 90 minutes event. 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 Rock Studios, 2K). “Fable Legends” (Lionhead Studios, Microsoft Studios). “Forza Horizon 2” (Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios). “Forza Motorsport 5” (Turn 10 Studios, ...

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Last week, Microsoft announced the voting for the 2014 Xbox 360 Game Awards is open, fans can vote for their favorite games until June 3 in nine categories, including your favorite hero, villain and the game that keeps you up all night. Fans can vote for their favorites across nine categories right on their Xbox console. Xbox has handed out awards for arcade games before, but this is the first time Xbox has rolled out the ceremony across all Xbox 360 games. Today, they announced the winners. Find them below. Why So Serious: Black Mask (“Batman: Arkham Origins”) Black Mask is kind of the antithesis to Batman alter-ego Bruce Wayne. He grew up rich, but he grew to hate the city – and his parents. So he murdered them, and carved a mask out of his father’s coffin. That’s pretty freaking messed up, which is probably why he’s your favorite villain. Mooaarr Brainsss: “The ...

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Just in time for World Cup Football 2014, Microsoft Store is running a cool deal for FIFA fans. When you buy  select FIFA games, you can get a free mini soccer ball. Microsoft Stores are getting into the action too! Buy a copy of “FIFA 14” on Xbox One or Xbox 360, or “2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil” on Xbox 360 to get an exclusive mini Xbox soccer ball (available at your local store in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico or online at MicrosoftStore.com in the US and most Western European countries, while supplies last). In addition, swing by any Microsoft Store in person to pick up a free bracket poster to track all your favorite teams, or download the poster at MicrosoftStore.com/DestinationBrazil. For more information about the Microsoft Store activities or to find the nearest one, visit MicrosoftStore.com. Free mini soccer ball with select FIFA games from Microsoft Store. ...

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Microsoft today released an update for Xbox One SmartGlass apps with new features for iOS, Android And Windows Devices. The new SmartGlass app provides access to full OneGuide and universal remote control, pin reordering and more. We’ve made a ton of changes to your SmartGlass app for Xbox One. After getting great feedback from our SmartGlass beta, we’re thrilled to be bringing the entire OneGuide experience and Universal Remote Control to SmartGlass. Now in supported markets you can view all of your TV listings on your SmartGlass device and set and view your favorite channels and app channels on your smart phone, tablet or PC. With the Universal Remote Control, you can also easily switch channels, set new recordings and select and control recorded content from your DVR. Another great companion feature now in SmartGlass is pin reordering. With the touch of your finger you can easily organize your pins in categories ...

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I guess Microsoft should be pretty confident on their E3 announcements. Because, they are continuing to make major announcements every other week despite the fact that E3 event is just a week away. Microsoft today revealed that their next installment in their flagship racing series Forza Horizon 2 is in development for Xbox One and Xbox 360 and due for release this fall. Previously, Forza Horizon was released for Xbox 360 and Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One. This Forza Horizon 2 will be available on both the platforms and it is being developed by Horizon 1 studio Playground Games collaborating closely with the Motorsport team at Turn 10 Studios. As you can expect, there will be hundreds of cars, new weather system, Forza Motorsport 5′s Drivatar system, and more. Read more about it from the source link below. Source: IGN ...

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Voting for the 2014 Xbox 360 Game Awards is now open, fans can vote for their favorite games until June 3 in nine categories, including your favorite hero, villain and the game that keeps you up all night. Fans can vote for their favorites across nine categories right on their Xbox console. Xbox has handed out awards for arcade games before, but this is the first time Xbox has rolled out the ceremony across all Xbox 360 games. Check out the nominees below: There’s a Hero in All of Us Who is your favorite hero? Booker in “BioShock Infinite” Adewale in “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry” Trevor in “Grand Theft Auto V” Clementine in “The Walking Dead: Season 2” Couch Potato + 1 What’s your favorite co-op game to play with friends? “Diablo III” “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes “ “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare” “Injustice: Gods Among Us” I Can’t ...

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The characters, weapons and worlds of “Halo” are now available as part of the block-building canvas of “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition”. Starting tomorrow the Master Chief and “Minecraft” fans can download the “Halo” Mash-up pack on Xbox Live. The Mash-up pack, expertly crafted by 4J Studios, includes a “Halo”-themed texture set, themed menus and user interface, craftable items and 31 music tracks across the “Halo” franchise. Also available are 40 pixel-perfect character skins depicting beloved “Halo” characters such as the Master Chief, Cortana, Sergeant Johnson, Arbiter and more. For fans looking to fully immerse themselves into the “Halo” universe, the “Halo” Mash-up pack also features pre-made worlds such as Silent Cartographer, Sandtrap, Valhalla, Blackout, Guardian, Blood Gulch and plenty of other well-known Halo vehicles and features. You can download this pack tomorrow for $3.99/€3.79/£2.69. ...

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Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs game which won over 90 awards at E3 is going on sale from today. The game is available from various retailers like Microsoft Stores, Amazon, etc,. Microsoft Store for example offered $15 Xbox gift card when you pre-order the game while BestBuy and Amazon offers exclusive content packs for those who pre-ordered the game. Game Description: DYNAMIC NAVIGATION: Watch_Dogs gives you the ability to not only use the city’s ctOS to your advantage, but the streets as well. In real-world Chicago, cut through one of the buildings or climb to the rooftops to catch your target. HACK THE CITY: Control the city’s infrastructure, in real time, with Aiden’s cell phone. Trap your enemy in a 30-car pileup by manipulating the traffic lights. Stop a train, and then board it to evade the authorities. Narrowly escape capture by quickly raising a drawbridge. Anything connected to the city’s CTOS ...

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Microsoft last month announced that they are launching Xbox One in China in September. Thanks to the partnership with BesTV, Xbox One will also be the first system of its kind to launch in China. Launching Xbox One in China is a significant milestone both Microsoft and for the industry. Today, Sony made a similar announcement that they are launching PS4 in China. Sony’s will also be working with a local company called Shanghai Oriental Pearl Culture Development. Sony and OPCD’s joint venture will form two companies: one to manage the manufacturing and sales of the hardware, and the other to manage the services plus the sales, licensing, distribution and R&D of the software. Sony China will own 70 percent of the newly formed Sony Computer Entertainment (Shanghai) (which presumably handles the non-hardware part), but just 49 percent of the other new company dubbed Shanghai Oriental Pearl Sony Computer Entertainment ...

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This is a great news for Minecraft fans. “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition” is coming to the Xbox Live Marketplace this August. If you already own Minecraft on Xbox 360, the you can upgrade to Minecraft: Xbox One Edition for just $4.99. If not, “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition” will cost you $19.99. Get ready for even bigger worlds (with scenic vistas), all of your favorite features from “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” and the option to import your saved game data and your beautiful, one-of-a-kind “Minecraft” world onto your Xbox One. That’s right: You don’t have to start from scratch. You can just keep going, right where you left off! That goes for most (but not all) of your downloadable skins and texture packs, though not all of them will make the jump. So, get pumped for the sure-to-be-awesome “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition,” coming your way this August. And if you’re not ...

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