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  • Every confirmed game joining Xbox Game Pass in September so far

    We are in the middle of one of the wildest Summers Xbox has ever had (or Winter, if you — like me! — are in the Southern Hemisphere). Even though we can count in one hand the triple-A blockbusters released in the last couple of months, the amount of smaller-scale…

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  • Community Corner – Ode to Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

    The following article is the inaugural piece for our Community Corner, written by our wonderful community member, Cerys: Viva Piñata Trouble in Paradise is quite frankly one of the, if not the, best games of the 360 generation. It is charming, amusing, deep, addictive and a visual treat. You start…

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  • 12 Minutes | Developer Interview

    Yesterday, I got a chance to sit down and chat with Luis Antonio, creator of 12 Minutes. Now that the game is out, we got to dive into some of the design and creative choices of the game, it’s influences and more. Be warned, this conversation is heavy on the…

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  • Halo Infinite | Did 343 accomplish the impossible?

    An Infinite Burden Earlier this week, Halo Infinite’s first tech preview concluded. With that, Halo fans could catch their breath, reflect and discuss what they had experienced. For 343, still deep in the trenches of development for what is potentially the most important game on the Xbox platform in over…

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  • Preview: The Artful Escape

    Get ready to rock! Who could forget that E3 2017 trailer? The striking visual style that combined marionette puppetry with a psychedelic 60s rock infusion that you couldn’t help but be captured by. But the beauty of that trailer was that it managed to give away little of what the…

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  • Battlefield Portal Announced | 100 Years of Combat

    EA unveiled the 3rd mode in Battlefield 2042 which takes BF1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 and mixes them into 2042 in era-spanning community driven mayhem. Say hello to Battlefield Portal.

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  • Are Acquisitions “Good for the industry”?

    Waking Up to Change “You can’t wake up one day and say, ‘Let me build a game studio,’” Satya Nadella says to Cnet after the gaming world would stir to the news of Microsoft’s industry shattering announcement to acquire Zenimax Media for $7.5 billion.  Satya would foreshadow that there would…

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  • Halo Infinite’s Battle Pass is Something More Games Should Strive For

    Live Service games have taken up a lucrative trend over the last few years of including Battle Passes within their games, whether they’re Free-To-Play or not, and Halo Infinite is no different. The competition is fierce, and not always well received. Battle Passes tend to leave players with the dreaded…

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  • Spotlight | A Look at 8 Summer Game Fest Demos

    are 8 that we've checked out after they caught our eyes.

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  • Let’s talk about the madness that July and August will be for Game Pass subscribers

    Very few things can be said to be certain in life. We have the certainty of taxes; we have the certainty of death; and, more importantly, we have the certainty of Game Pass delivering some great day one releases. Ever since it was made available back in June 2017, Game…

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  • XboxEra Presents: Flew The Co-Op

    Gaming is better with friends. The team here at XboxEra strongly believes that. Whether it’s the exhilarating feeling of overcoming a difficult boss, or having a laugh at whatever shenanigans occur, the experiences are elevated when they are shared with your comrades. What about you? Do you and your buddies…

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