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What happens when a new generation of consoles rolls around and suddenly you have a whole load more power people expect you to play with? Why, it's no trouble at all for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, as Ubisoft has been using PC releases to play with shiny tech on fast hardware for years. But what sort of shinies can we expect? Three words: "next gen bush." Read more

Bungie has released an official HD version of its Destiny E3 demo. Read more

Microsoft wants to tackle the online nastiness of Xbox Live with a new system on Xbox One--but how? A new Reputation system will track player behavior and attempt to separate hostile players from the more sportsman gamers. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jul 3, 2013 10:15AM PDT

Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive is an Xbox One exclusive published by Microsoft. So of course it's going to use that fancy Xbox Live Cloud that Microsoft's been so keen to talk about. So, how does Sunset Overdrive take advantage of all that internet-based computing power? Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 3, 2013 8:30AM PDT

Responding to fan outcry, Avalanche Software head Christofer Sundberg has confirmed that Mad Max will have an Australian accent after all. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Jul 2, 2013 5:00PM PDT

2K Sports has struck a multi-year deal with Euroleague Basketball and will bring European teams to the NBA 2K series, starting with NBA 2K14. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 2, 2013 12:00PM PDT

Ubisoft explains why it chose Chicago as the setting for its open world action game Watch Dogs. Read more

The winners in the annual Game Critics Award have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall taking the top spot in all six of the categories it was nominated in, including Best of Show. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 2, 2013 8:00AM PDT

The Xbox One Kinect can scan QR codes, according to Microsoft, removing the chore of inputting long codes for extra content. Read more

Microsoft's head of interactive entertainment Don Mattrick, who has been in the spotlight with the recent Xbox One reveal and subsequent policy changes, may be leaving the company to take a similarly high profile job at Zynga. Read more

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