Microsoft Gamescom Press Conference: The Highlights

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It seems as though the software giant, Microsoft, is making a somewhat of a comeback against Sony with their most recent Gamescom press conference in Cologne, France.   No one will ever forget their push for strict DRMs and a then-mandatory Kinect. Microsoft has recently shifted away from the Kinect, instead focusing on the games as the consumers demanded.  This strategy has worked greatly to their benefit. Here are some of the games shown off at this year’s Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference:

Rise of the Tomb Raider

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First off, “Rise of the Tomb Raider”‘ is an Xbox One Exclusive, which has caused many gamers to become upset. Check out the official Statement from Darrell Gallagher of Crystal Dynamics Head of Studios Here.

Halo Channel

Microsoft announces the Halo Channel; a display of games, videos, community intel and behind the scenes information all complied into one channel on your Xbox one.

Sunset Overdrive: Floyd’s Guide

In the most recent Sunset Overdrive trailer, we get a first look at a new wave of enemies users will be facing in the game.  As past trailers have shown, the primary enemies are human mutated monsters, which caused FizzCo’s popular drink Overcharge.  In this trailer we get a glimpse of FizzCo’s assassination robot squads that are programed to eradicate any witness to cover up their mutant problem.

White Xbox bundle with Sunset Overdrive coming this fall.

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Call of Duty: Advance Warfar “Collapse” Trailer

 Call of Duty: AW 1TB Bundle

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Not only does Sunset Overdrive get a unique Xbox design, but so does Call of Duty: Advance Warfare. Unlike the Sunset Overdrive bundle, this console also comes with a 1TB hard drive and will cost $499 this fall.

Quantum Break Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Unity

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Indie Game Montage

 Evolved: Distillery Map Gameplay Demo

From the makers of “Left for Dead”, users have to work together as hunters to destroy a player controlled leviathan, with hunters having different class variants from an assault, medic, and scout.

Fable Legends

Forza Horizon 2

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Sanctuary Reveal

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta

343 Studios developers showing off some of the guns and armor for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta.  It seems like the developers at 343 want to bring back that old-school Halo feeling with the next gen, by making it more competitive and balanced. Maps in the beta will be small and suited only for 4v4 teams. Also, teams will start with the same weapons like they did back in Halo 1, 2 & 3.  The beta is accessible by purchasing a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will only be available for 3 weeks from December 29th to January 18th once released.

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