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We Happy Few Real Gamer Review

We Happy Few is a game that I have personally been very interested since it was shown off years ago at E3. It had that very weird feeling that a game like Bioshock can give you but was also seemingly new and unique, at least from a visual and story standpoint. It started as a Kickstarter project that gained traction fast, then was picked up by Gearbox for publishing rights. Now the game has been in early access on the Xbox preview program since mid-2016, but I have not played that build of the game, so I can’t speak on it.

I want to make people aware that is a title that the public has been able to play for quite some time. However, my review will be of the final release of We Happy Few. I have taken my time with this game and really thought about it deeply. As it is a full $60 release for a new game, some people have naturally been very wary of it. Despite my love of the visuals and story I want to make people aware of exactly how this game’s strengths and weaknesses land.

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Microsoft finalizing deal to acquire Obsidian Entertainment

[Update: This deal confirmed during X018 Event, More Info: Microsoft Xbox X018 – Inside Xbox Event Full WrapUp & Videos]

Phil Spencer inherited a mess from Don Mattrick when he took over the Xbox brand after their famous failure in marketing at the beginning of this game console generation back in 2013. Long term damage occurred to the brand from the aggressive and confusing messaging of Microsoft’s later cancelled “always online DRM” system for the Xbox ONE. In addition to this, a mismanagement of publishing deals and lack of foresight in studio investment has led to an unmistakable lack of exclusives on the console throughout this entire games console generation.

Excellent games take a long time to develop, and with Phil Spencer steering the Xbox brand back towards the right direction behind the scenes, the fruits of this labor have yet to materialize. In order to ensure that such a problem won’t happen again, and gamers know that Xbox takes this situation seriously – Microsoft announced at E3 2018 that they’ve been acquiring a number of respected game development studios and even creating some of their own.

Ninja Theory (best known for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice) is one of the studios Microsoft has acquired as well as Undead Labs, Playground Games, Compulsion Games, and more. This week we also received the news that the final stages have been entered in a deal between the Xbox team and the development house behind Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity. Obsidian Entertainment will become a subsidiary of Microsoft if this deal goes through, further bolstering the company’s commitment to Xbox and gaming overall.

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Iconic Xbox franchises that lay dormant – Pt. 1

When it comes to Microsoft’s Xbox brand the first thought in people’s minds right now may be ‘they have no games’, but it wasn’t always such a struggle to think of titles that defined the system. Before the company began to overly rely on the likes of Halo, Gears, Fable, and Forza to an annoying degree, they actually did pursue a catalog of variety and excellent gaming experiences were born from these endeavors. Sadly, many of them have gone the way of the Dodo bird never to be seen again. In this series of articles we will give examples of Xbox franchises that lay dormant, but really deserve another chance to help give the Xbox brand a true identity that stands out.

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Phil Spencer: “Excited to World Premiere 15 Games Tomorrow and Much, Much More”

Big Boss at Xbox Phil Spencer has just announced that Microsoft will World Premiere 15 games we haven’t seen before at tomorrow’s Press Conference. It’s that time of the year again and this E3 Microsoft has much to prove. After wrapping up their rehearsal, the team is confident and beaming with pride for what they’re about to show us.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – Teaser Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Teaser Trailer of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

Genre(s): Shooter
Platform(s): Windows PC, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): Epic Games
Release Date (NA): August 25th, 2015

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Fable Legends – Played Across Xbox One and Windows 10 Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Played Across Xbox One and Windows 10 Trailer of Fable Legends.

Genre(s): RPG
Platform(s): Xbox One
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): Lionhead Studios
Release Date (NA): TBA 2014

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox ONE Exclusive) – Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Launch Trailer of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Genre(s): FPS
Platform(s): Xbox One
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): 343 Industries
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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Emargo Lifted for Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gameplay Missions [Xbox ONE] [1080P]

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More Halo: The Master Chief Collection Footage coming as the gameplay embargo is lifted for each section.

Genre(s): FPS
Platform(s): Xbox One
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): 343 Industries
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

 

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Halo 2: Bloodline Gameplay [HD 1080P]

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Halo 2: Bloodline Gameplay of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Genre(s): FPS
Platform(s): Xbox One
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): 343 Industries
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox ONE Exclusive) – Warlock Gameplay [HD 1080P]

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Warlock Gameplay of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Genre(s): FPS
Platform(s): Xbox ONE
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): 343 Industries
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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Forza Horizon 2 (XO / 360) – Epic Road Trip Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Epic Road Trip Trailer of Forza Horizon 2.

Genre(s): Racing
Platform(s): Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): Playground Studios
Release Date (NA): September 30th, 2014

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Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox ONE / Xbox 360) – Live Action TV Commercial [HD 1080P]

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Live Action TV Commercial of Forza Horizon 2.

Genre(s): Racing
Platform(s): Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): Playground Studios
Release Date (NA): September 30th, 2014

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox ONE Exclusive) – Halo 3 Campaign Sneak Peek Gameplay [HD 1080P]

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Halo 3 Campaign Sneak Peek Gameplay of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Genre(s): FPS
Platform(s): Xbox ONE
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): 343 Industries
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox ONE Exclusive) – PAX Prime 2014 Lockout Gameplay [HD 1080P]

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PAX Prime 2014 Lockout Gameplay of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Genre(s): FPS
Platform(s): Xbox One
Publisher(s): Microsoft Game Studios
Developer(s): 343 Industries
Release Date (NA): November 11th, 2014

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