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Xbox Game Pass Leaks Arrival of 2 New Ubisoft Games

A new leak associated with Xbox Game Pass has revealed ahead of time when the service will be adding two new titles from publisher Ubisoft. A little over a month ago, Ubisoft itself announced that it would soon be partnering with Xbox to bring both For Honor and Assassin's Creed Origins to the subscription service at some point in the future. And while no further details regarding this collab have since come to light, it now seems that we know when each game will land on Game Pass.
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Metal Gear Solid 4 Didn't Come to Xbox Because Hideo Kojima Didn't Want to Port It

Ever since it first launched back in 2008, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has been exclusive to PlayStation 3. At the time of its release, many fans assumed that the game was exclusive to PlayStation due to a deal that was worked out between Konami and Sony. However, in light of new information, it seems that this was never the case at all and the only thing that kept the title from coming to Xbox 360 was director Hideo Kojima's own willingness to port it to the platform.
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Xbox Turned Down Deal to Make Exclusive Marvel Games

A new story has come about revealing that Xbox once had the opportunity to make exclusive video games with Marvel but ultimately turned down the partnership. In recent years, Marvel Games has been mostly synonymous with PlayStation, primarily thanks to the release of Marvel's Spider-Man, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and the upcoming title Marvel's Wolverine. Even though PlayStation and Marvel might be primary collaborators at this point in time, it sounds like Xbox could have worked with the comic book giant but decided to focus on its own projects instead.
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Pac-Man gets a ‘new theme song,’ but nothing beats the old one

Pac-Man has a new theme song, which Bandai Namco commissioned for the franchise’s 42nd birthday. But it’s gonna have to sell about 1.2 million copies, make Billboard’s Top 10, and go on American Bandstand before I’ll accept it. A news release touts “We are Pac-Man!” as...
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LG OLED CX review: "A phenomenal TV"

Launched in 2020, the LG CX immediately caught the eye of many with a spec sheet that seemed to tick just about every box. An OLED TV offering 4K quality with 120fps performance? It sounds like a gamer’s dream. When first released it certainly was a premium option with...
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‘Spider-Man’ came from Xbox turning down a game deal with Marvel

Microsoft apparently passed on the opportunity to work with Marvel to make games based on the superhero franchise’s characters, which led to Marvel’s Spider-Man from PlayStation, according to book excerpts. As spotted on ResetEra (via VGC), last year’s The Ultimate History Of Video Games, Volume 2 by Steven...
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Stalker 2 Development Reportedly Resuming

Development on Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl has apparently resumed, following a pause that began as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, where developer GSC Game World was located. Members of the development team reportedly relocated from Kyiv to Prague that same month, and it seems development is back on. A new post by a developer on the game's Discord channel states that "it continues." No additional details have been revealed, as of this writing. The game was originally set to launch in December 2022, but presumably that will no longer be the case.
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Metal Gear Solid 4 could've come to Xbox 360, but it was too complicated

A new book has proved Metal Gear Solid 4 could've been ported to the Xbox 360 as Sony didn't have an exclusivity agreement - the port was just too complicated. The Ultimate History of Video Games, Volume 2: Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and the Billion-Dollar Battle to Shape Modern Gaming is a recent book by Steven L. Kent on, well, the ultimate history of video games. The book points out that, thanks to a quote from former PlayStation boss Jack Tretton saying Metal Gear Solid 4 was "exclusive on PS3," an agreement between Sony and Konami for exclusivity was always taken as an implied fact.
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MultiVersus release date, price, formats, characters, and more

MultiVersus is an upcoming platform fighter with a difference, delivering fisticuffs between characters from a wide range of Warner Bros. properties. If you've ever wanted to know who would win in a fight between Shaggy from Scooby-Doo and Finn The Human from Adventure Time, or if Arya Stark is a more proficient assassin than Harley Quinn, then you'll soon be able to put those theories to the test. To discover when it's coming out, how much it'll cost, what formats you can play it on, who's on the roster, and more, here's everything we know about MultiVersus so far.
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Microsoft turned down deal to develop Xbox exclusive Marvel games

Microsoft turned down a deal that would have seen Marvel games developed exclusively for Xbox. A huge part of a console's appeal is its exclusive games, and Sony has been knocking it out of the park with stellar franchises like Horizon and God of War. PlayStation fans have also delighted in zipping around New York City as Peter Parker and his teen apprentice in 2018's Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales thanks to a deal Sony struck with Marvel. But things could have been very different if Xbox hadn't turned down the opportunity to work with Marvel when approached by the company in 2014.
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This Samsung 4K TV is the best deal this year for PS5 owners

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How to Set Up Port Forwarding for Xbox Series and Xbox One?

You can set up port forwarding for Xbox Series and Xbox One to open up your multiplayer experience. We’re guiding you step by step through the process. This is a beginner’s guide, but it would be best for you to have some prior technical knowledge. Also, we do not recommend port forwarding the Xbox if you don’t need to. So, the initial step is verifying you actually need to do it.
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Former Xbox executive “nervous” about industry impact of Game Pass

A former Xbox executive has expressed his opinion of the potential negative industry impact that Xbox Game Pass could have. Ed Fries, who worked at Microsoft between 1986 and 2004, appeared on the Xbox Expansion Pass podcast yesterday (May 22) and gave his thoughts on Xbox Game Pass as a service and what he thinks it could mean for the industry as a whole (from Reddit via transcriptions from VGC).
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Xbox Game Pass’s May 2022 list includes Jurassic World Evolution 2 and Sniper Elite 5

Xbox Game Pass is always remarkable value for gamers looking to try hundreds of new titles at a nominal monthly price. Flagship titles such as Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 have been included but every month new titles are added, meaning that there is always something new to play. Starting at just £7.99 a month for Xbox or PC, the Game Pass service works like a subscription where players can download as many titles as they can fit on their hard drive at no extra cost and can even give players access to cloud gaming features. One of the...
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Xbox Series X review – One Year On

The Xbox Series X has had an excellent start to the year, albeit only with cross-platform titles like Elden Ring and Dying Light 2 rather than any major Xbox exclusives. However, the two biggest Xbox titles have now been delayed into 2023 - Starfield and Redfall - which changes the landscape of game releases for the rest of the year.
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