Microsoft Teases Surprises For Gamescom

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Microsoft Teases Surprises For Gamescom

Gamescom is just a week and a half away, and Microsoft is already teasing surprises. The show kicks off on August 11 in Cologne, Germany, and you can check out the action from home.

Microsoft and Activision are teaming up for the Call of Duty multiplayer reveal, live from Cologne. We’ll be reporting live from there, and also from Microsoft’s press briefing on August 12. Microsoft will also be streaming through Xbox.com, the Xbox One Twitch app, and on Windows Phone if you want to keep up with things.

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Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Ready For 30th Anniversary Shellebration

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Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Ready For 30th Anniversary Shellebration

In December 2013, we shared with you a custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nintendo Entertainment System. The modders known as PlatinumFungi have returned to pair a love of classic gaming with Eastman and Laird’s fabulous four.

This new TMNT-themed creation celebrates the comic’s 30th anniversary with a monochrome (plus a splash of red) color scheme. PlatinumFungi spent over 150 man-hours creating this backlit masterpiece. With seven years of experience modding consoles, the team is still experimenting with their art. 

The backlighting technique is brand new, but it combines materials and processes that have been used in previous creations. The paint job was handled like a show car, according to the team’s Facebook post, with hand painting, sanding, and buffing.

This Week In Mobile: Pharoahs, Kings, And Cows

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This Week In Mobile: Pharoahs, Kings, And Cows

There's something for everyone this week. Whether you're in the mood to try an old favorite in a new way, explore an exciting new mobile-only platformer, compete with your friends with a free strategy game, or guide your very own herd of cows across the stars using all the grand powers of the universe, we've got you covered... Wait, what?

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The King of Fighters '98Developer: SNK PlaymorePlatforms: iOS, Android
Price: $3.99

You Wish You Were This Good At Dishonored (Or Any Other Game)

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You Wish You Were This Good At Dishonored (Or Any Other Game)

YouTube user Rabbit’s Respawn has a silky smooth voice, but you won’t hear him coming when he’s playing Dishonored. In a video posted in early July, the smooth assassin shows off how a serious Dishonored player handles his business.

Note, that this might not be the best solution for players going for “low chaos” (AKA the good ending), but it is darn slick. There’s no HUD and no crosshairs, but plenty of style.

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Couch Co-Op, But No Online Play For Hyrule Warriors

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Couch Co-Op, But No Online Play For Hyrule Warriors

We only have a couple of days to wait before Nintendo drops some new Hyrule Warriors on us. In advance of Monday night’s event, we’ve learned that the title will be missing a feature that some were hoping for.

According to the official Twitter account for the game, offline play is not supported. Offline play will be handled with one player on the television and the other on the Gamepad.

Recent Dynasty Warriors titles, including the March release of Dynasty Warriors 8 Extreme Legends Complete Edition on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita, offer online play. For more on Hyrule Warriors, check out a roundup of the characters you’ll be playing as (and fighting against). You can also check out our preview from E3. The title is set for release on Wii U on September 26.

Classic Mega Man Soundtracks Get 10-Volume Digital Release

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Classic Mega Man Soundtracks Get 10-Volume Digital Release

Sumthing Else Music Works has announced a 10-volume collection of Mega Man soundtracks from the Blue Bomber’s adventures. The first four volumes are available now, with the remainder rolling out two at a time over the coming months.

The albums include selected tracks from the PlayStation 2 anniversary collection. Each costs $9.99 and is available directly from Sumthing Else’s website, Amazon, iTunes, and other digital distribution services.

For more Mega Man music, you can check out an OC Remix collection celebrating the series’ 25th anniversary. It can also be purchased digitally for $10 from a variety of digital distribution outlets.

Xbox Live Outage On Xbox 360 Causing Black Screen Error For Games And Apps

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Xbox Live has been having some problems lately, but the issue currently plaguing the service is something we haven’t seen before. The Xbox support page reports that Xbox 360 users are experience a black screen when launching games and applications.

The trouble facing the service has been going on since Thursday night, but it comes on the heels of other Xbox Live issues from last weekend. We’ll keep you posted as the service updates come in.

[Source: Xbox Support]

Titanfall Frontier's Edge DLC Out Today

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Titanfall Frontier's Edge DLC Out Today

The second major DLC pack for Respawn's Titanfall has been released.

Entitled Frontier's Edge, the DLC features three new maps for Titanfall: Dig Site, an isolated mining outpost, Haven, an exclusive beach resort, and Export, a mining hub on the side of a mountain.

The DLC coincides with a new update for the game as well, which adds some new achievements, listed below:

Devolver Bringing Oddball Pigeon Dating Sim Hatoful Boyfriend Stateside

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Devolver Bringing Oddball Pigeon Dating Sim Hatoful Boyfriend Stateside

If you buy only one weird anime bird dating sim this year, make it Hatoful Boyfriend.

Devolver Digital and developer Mediatonic are creating a remake of Hatoful Boyfriend, a strange dating sim/interactive graphic novel that was originally released as freeware in Japan in 2011. The game won a cult following in Japan and was eventually commercially released on PC in the country.

Devolver's press release describes the game's plot thusly: "As the only human in St. PigeoNation's prestigious school for birds you'll encounter a feathered cast of characters and choose a suitable love interest all while managing elective school classes. Follow your heart as you choose your path and go on romantic dates you but be wary of fowl twists and turns along the way that could turn you love life upside down."

Killer Instinct Punches Its Way To Retail With Bonus Fighter

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Killer Instinct Punches Its Way To Retail With Bonus Fighter

Microsoft and Iron Galaxy's revival of the classic Killer Instinct fighting franchise was an early standout of the Xbox One lineup, now the game with being released on disc with a little extra.

Today, Microsoft announced that a retail version of the previously download-only game entitled Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack will hit store shelves on September 23. It will retail for $19.99.

The game will include all the content and the eight fighters from Killer Instinct season one, and will also include a code for TJ Combo, a character from the upcoming season two. Season two of Killer Instinct will be released for Xbox One later this year.