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The Culture: Hunt the truth before ‘Halo 5’ arrives
2 years ago

The Culture: Hunt the truth before ‘Halo 5’ arrives

An audio show hyping a video game? I’m not entirely sure who had the bright idea to produce a documentary podcast that fills in the gaps between what happened with Doctor Halsey at the beginning of Halo 4 and what we’re going to experience this fall with Halo 5: Guardians. Doesn’t matter though, I started listening this week and its positively brilliant. 343 Industries, the game’s developer, has terrific news for listeners of Hunt The Truth. The second season of the podcast kicks off today.
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The Culture: How Minecraft Story Mode became a thing
2 years ago

The Culture: How Minecraft Story Mode became a thing

It’s often said that honesty is the best policy. So, honestly, I don’t think anyone has ever wondered why Minecraft, the world’s most popular PC game, doesn’t have a story. Still, Mojang and new owner Microsoft decided to create one anyway. A new interview reveals their motivation behind Minecraft Story Mode.
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The Culture: Madden 16: The Movie is absolutely over the top
3 years ago

The Culture: Madden 16: The Movie is absolutely over the top

Madden Season officially started today when Madden 16 arrived for subscribers of EA Access on the Xbox One overnight. Adding some spice to the release week festivities is Madden 16: The Movie, a four-minute long promotional trailer for the Madden 16 release that’ll have you thinking anyone can be an action star.
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I’m on The Married Gamers Podcast this week
3 years ago

I’m on The Married Gamers Podcast this week

We here at enConnected hope that your Saturday is off to a swimming start filled with media consumption and cookie dreams. If you’ve got space for just one more thing on that to-do list checkout this week’s Married Gamers Podcast featuring Lefty Brown, Rochelle Hines and I.
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The Culture: 343 Industries details its audio work for ‘Halo 5: Guardians’
3 years ago

The Culture: 343 Industries details its audio work for ‘Halo 5: Guardians’

Video game launches don’t get bigger than Halo 5: Guardians. The game is set for a launch this October, and it’ll act as Microsoft’s crown jewel for the Xbox One this fall. Everything from graphics to multiplayer modes are important in a game launch this big. In a new video from GameInformer, 343 Industries shows off some of the work it’s doing to refresh the game’s audio design.
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The Culture: The Man Who Designed Xbox One’s Home & Why
3 years ago

The Culture: The Man Who Designed Xbox One’s Home & Why

We hear a lot about a video game system’s physical look these days. We see them as these objects, a box and controller that can do more things than we ever dreamed they could. In a new piece of longform at OSTModern, Microsoft’s Matt Akers and others breakdown what it means to design an interface for televisions. The piece is very interesting, especially since Akers worked on the design of the Xbox One’s home screen.
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Tonight on Xbox Live: Watch Dave Letterman say goodbye
3 years ago

Tonight on Xbox Live: Watch Dave Letterman say goodbye

As long as I’ve been able to appreciate what good television is, David Letterman has been the host of The Late Show. Tonight Dave, with his toothy grin and typically off-center glasses says goodbye to late night, probably for good and you an watch live on your Xbox One.
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The Culture: A Year of Titanfall & Ogres
3 years ago

The Culture: A Year of Titanfall & Ogres

Almost everyone with an Xbox One or an Xbox 360 has a favorite first-person shooter. My favorite second favorite shooter game of all time is Titanfall and a piece at The Married Gamers absolutely nails why that is.
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