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The Game Awards Nominees Announced

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Here are the Game Awards Nominees for the upcoming show hosted by Geoff Keighley. Nominees for The Game Awards 2014 were selected by a jury of 28 international media. In some cases the jury is provided advanced review code of upcoming games in order to meet the Game Awards 2014 judging deadlines. Games must have been commercially released by Tuesday, November 25 to be eligible for awards.

Here is the list:

Best Online Experience

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Dark Souls II
Destiny
Hearthstone
Titanfall

Best Family Game

Disney Infinity 2.0
Fantasia: Music Evolved
Mario Kart 8
Skylanders: Trap Team
Tomodachi Life

Best Sports/Racing Game

Fifa ’15
Forza Horizon 2
Mario Kart 8
NBA 2K15
Trials Fusion

Best Role-Playing Game

Bravely Default
Dark Souls II
Divinity: Original Sin
Dragon Age: Inq...

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You Will See JPRGs on XBOX One States Phil Spencer

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Phil Spencer, Microsofts head of Xbox, has taken to twitter to announce that the XBOX One will see some JRPG’s in the future. Spencer wouldn’t comment any more on the situation but has gone on record saying that he hasn’t talked to Mistwalker in quite some time. Whether or not these future JRPG’s will be exclusive remains to be seen but it’s nice to see the head of XBOX intreating with his audience.

Stay tuned for more.

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Japanese Hardware Sales (11/10 – 11/16)

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are in and you can check them out below. It looks as though nothing will stop Japan’s love for portables as the New 3DS and the PS Vita took home the top spots.

Check out the rest of the list below:

New 3DS LL – 38,457
Vita – 19,301
PS4 – 15,537
Wii U – 14,002
New 3DS – 13,373
3DS LL – 9,172
PS3 – 4,711
3DS – 4,199
Xbox One – 2,245
Vita TV – 675
Xbox 360 – 91
PSP – 25

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New XBOX One Bundle Incoming?

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The image above comes from the Brasil Game Show and it appears as though Microsoft may be preparing an all new XBOX One bundle. The rumored bundle will feature Halo: The Master Chief Collection as well as a white XBOX One.

No word yet on if this bundle will be headed to retail worldwide but we think it will only be a matter of time. This makes too much sense NOT to release.

Would this make you jump on the XBOX One wagon? Let us know in the comments section.

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October Update Preview for Xbox One

Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson and Richard Irving from the Xbox Engineering team walk through October Update, highlighting new features such as Friends and Messages in Snap mode, additions to Achievements and more.

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Microsoft Offers Free XBOX One Game With Purchase of System

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Microsoft has announced that gamers who purchase an XBOX One system next week will be able to pick up a game at no extra cost. The promotion runs for one week only so if you’re on the fence about picking up an XBOX One, now may be the time. Here is what they had to say about the promotion:

If you haven’t yet made the jump to the new generation of gaming, then head to your favorite retailer next week and pick up an Xbox One. For one week only – from September 7 through September 13 – when you buy an Xbox One from participating retailers in the U.S., you’ll get a free Xbox One game of your choice.

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Here is Square Enix’s TGS 2014 lineup

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The following is Square Enix’s TGS 2014 lineup. This info stems from an updated listing of exhibitor titles for the big show. As always, titles are subject to change. Here is the lineup:

Dragon Quest X Online
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Bravely Second
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remaster
Final Fantasy Explorers

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September Update Out Now For Xbox One

Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson walks through the updates for Xbox One in the new September Update, including Media Player support, Party Leader support, SmartGlass updates and more. Check out the video and let us know what updates you are interested in.

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AMAZON HAS ACQUIRED TWITCH

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Amazon has officially announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers. Here is what they had to say about the new acquisition:

“Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month – from The International, to breaking the world record for Mario, to gaming conferences like E3. And, amazingly, Twitch is only three years old,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently, and we look forward to learning from them and helping them move even faster to build new services for the gaming community.”

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Microsoft Gamescom 2014 Press Conference Live Stream

Here is the live stream for Microsoft Gamescom 2014 Press Conference. Check it out and let us know what you think via twitter of the comments section.

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