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‘Halo 5: Guardians’ review
9
4 years ago

‘Halo 5: Guardians’ review

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Whoever said that Microsoft’s 343 Industries didn’t have anything to prove following the successful launch of Halo 4 was kidding themselves. Halo 4 didn’t bring Microsoft’s flagship gaming franchise to its knees with glitches and multiplayer failures. It wasn’t a highlight though. Today, three years after the game’s launch, I can say with some certainty that it was my least favorite game to date.
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Disney Infinity 3.0 review
7.6
4 years ago

Disney Infinity 3.0 review

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Games that are toys. For years, adults have tried to convince adults younger than themselves that the games they play are immature, digital toys that they should’ve grown out of by the time they’re able to spend their own money on them. Despite the influence of my slightly rigid girlfriend, I’m happy to say that digital toys or not, I play more games now than I ever did as a kid. That same girlfriend watched as I played Disney Infinity 3.0 for Microsoft’s Xbox One console for the first time.
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Batman Arkham Knight review
9.2
4 years ago

Batman Arkham Knight review

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It’s surprisingly hard for me to remember why I first fell in love with Rocksteady’s Batman series of games. I do remember that the first in the franchise, Batman: Arkham Asylum, came at a pivotal time for me gaming wise. I’d purchased an Xbox 360 purely to play Star Trek Legacy and the game was an epic joke. I downloaded the demo of Arkham Asylum and instantly knew I’d found “my” series; my game that I’d keep coming back to over and over. I approached the release of Batman: Arkham Knight not unlike everyone else. Ridiculously excited and a tad bit nervous.
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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 955Q Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One Review
7.8
4 years ago

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 955Q Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One Review

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Microsoft’s Xbox One began life as an entertainment console. The company’s initial marketing tools pointing to the console being the best place for all kinds of entertainment, the one place that the entire family could turn to for the latest video games, music and live television. Today, the Xbox One is still great for all of those things, but Microsoft has chosen not to place a special emphasis on that. The Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One’s release is made more interesting by Microsoft’s complete silence in the entertainment front.
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Dragon Age: Inquisition review
7.6
4 years ago

Dragon Age: Inquisition review

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I’m inclined to believe that the only thing more daunting than finishing a massive role-playing game like Dragon Age: Inquisition is creating one. I’m not a video game developer per se, but what understanding I have of the process forces me to conclude that any role-playing game involves balancing competing priorities.
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Xbox One Media Remote Review
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4 years ago

Xbox One Media Remote Review

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There ought to be a place where recovering addicts who’ve abused the Xbox One’s media integration could go and talk about their problems. In theory, people in attendance would sit with their legs folded in a circle and discuss a time in which they actually did know individual channel numbers and didn’t spend time fondling a bulky controller or yelling, “Xbox, OneGuide.”
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Kinect PDP Mount Review
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4 years ago

Kinect PDP Mount Review

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We all get wrapped up in the hype surrounding advancements in entertainment and technology. Most of us just know that purchasing this one new thing, this new idea that’s never been done right will change our lives. A lot of time that’s not what happens. We buy these things and we forget the most important parts of the equation. For smartphones, it’s all about that applications you can load onto it. For Microsoft’s Xbox One, I’d argue it’s all about the software features and the Kinect for Xbox One sensor.
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Sling TV on Xbox One Review
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4 years ago

Sling TV on Xbox One Review

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I can’t remember the first time I heard a media critic or television personality talk about television lovers cutting the cord. I can remember planning to move to my first apartment and deciding I wouldn’t get cable. To be clear, this wasn’t some self-righteous decision to be different or lead the charge in some direction. I couldn’t afford the extra expense. Now I sit here, able to stream live television across the internet directly to my television using Sling TV on Xbox One.
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