Brian Horton, director on Rise of the Tomb Raider has stated the upcoming title will have no loading screens. The game will be strung together with seamless gameplay, and all loading is set to occur while playing. The only exceptions to this will be loading screens post-death, and when the player quits to the main menu. Horton continued by explaining that the spaces for exploration will be three times larger than those in Tomb Raider, that released two years ago. Tombs in the game will also be much larger, with more complex puzzles.

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The achievements platform has evolved massively over the past few years, and since the Xbox 360, has adapted to the needs of Xbox Live users. While their introduction resulted in some questionable achievement lists, the system has changed for the good, and become a core feature of most titles. Now the platform is expanding across the Microsoft ecosystem, with achievements being obtainable not only on Xbox consoles, but also on supported Windows Phone and Windows 10 games. A popular achievement tracking site, TrueAchievements have announced today that over 100,000 achievements are currently obtainable, alongside a range of other information, inside a collection of infographics.

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Patch 1.07 fixed a multitude of issues in The Witcher 3 but also introduced major performance drops. However, CD Projekt RED aim to fix that and more in their next update to the game. The studio is also aware that patch 1.07 raised the level requirements of certain gear making it useless for some gamers. Many other issues including problems related to achievements, graphics and quests will also be addressed.

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While Microsoft may be rolling Windows 10 out in phases, the company just announced that over 14 million devices are already running its latest operating system. It’s only been a day and the software is already on millions of devices! In a blog post, Windows marketing head Yusuf Mehdi said that there are still countless people with a reservation who haven’t received their update. They should receive Windows 10 in the next few weeks so expect the 14 million number to rise significantly.

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The launch of Windows quickly came around and there was certainly a buzz of excitement in the air, after all this is what everyone has waited for.

One of the main attractions for myself was the Oculus stand hosted by Chillblast.

First things first is it ready as a commercially viable gaming experience?...Not really, but almost.

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Update: The Swindle has been pulled and delayed by a week according to the developers. It doesn't appear on the Xbox One Store anymore. It will now release on August 7.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist, Magic Duels: Origins, and The Swindle are all available on Xbox One today. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist and Magic Duels: Origins are both card games. Magic Duels is a free-to-play title that comes in at 1.21 GB. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist costs $19.99 and comes in at 1.94 GB. The Swindle on the other hand is a steampunk stealth-platformer. The title costs $14.99 and comes in at just 643.82 MB. Be sure to check out the descriptions below if you're interested in the genres.

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Before the Microsoft-owned studio changed their name from Black Tusk Studios to The Coalition, they were working on a new first-party game called Shangheist. After Microsoft purchased Gears of War from Epic Games and got the game’s executive producer and director of production Rod Fergusson to join them, Black Tusk Studios were given a choice to take over the franchise or continue working on Shangheist.

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Tropico 5 and Zombi are making their way over to Xbox One. The release dates of the titles were officially announced today for the next-generation console. Zombi will release in a few days on August 18 and Tropic 5 is scheduled to release in spring 2016. Both of the games are beloved titles so they're great additions to the Xbox One catalog.

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It has been announced that inXile’s post-apocalyptic RPG, Wasteland 2 will be coming to Xbox One and Playstation 4 on October 13. The game will come to console via Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut, which will overhaul the games graphics, and a range of other features. While these features have been added, new systems have been implemented to adapt the game to a controller input.

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Destiny’s third major expansion, The Taken King is set to release this fall, and even though a hefty price tag has been placed on the package, not all details have been shared by Bungie. In a reddit post, a user has claimed he has sources who have contact with those working on the game at Bungie. From these sources, he has compiled a list of supposed information, for both Destiny: The Taken King, and Destiny’s successor. He also claims that these sources are extremely reliable, however no proof is provided. If the information is legitimate, it is now thirdhand, and some details could have been skewed.

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Xbox's lead man, Phil Spencer, recently confirmed that there were plans for streaming PC games to the Xbox One console. This will bring around a whole new opportunity for Xbox One users and increase interest in Windows 10 computers.

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Microsoft is aiming to open a store in New York City this fall. Aiming to open in autumn (fall) this year, the flagship store will be on 677 Fifth Avenue and will be dedicated to all things Microsoft (obviously). Windows 10 is here and this new flagship store will help market the new operating system, as well has any further hardware, rumored or otherwise, to be available in a retail environment.

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Project Spark is getting a Year One Edition. This special edition will be available soon and will contain every piece of the 40 content packs currently available for Project Spark (excluding Conker) whilst also having built-in pre-orders to the upcoming Biome Music and Battle Stations packs. In total, there are about 1,500 assets in the Year One package.

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Update: Some Windows 10 app updates are rolling out to Xbox One as well. Xbox Music has now been updated to Groove Music. We should expect more information on Windows 10 for Xbox One in the coming weeks.

After months of new features and opportunities released to Windows Insiders, Windows 10 is beginning to roll out worldwide. Those who were previously running Windows Insider preview builds can keep their current install, and users on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 can upgrade for free. While many reserved earlier in the year, the following twelve months still allow Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 copies to be upgraded for free. The update is not available for all, and will appear on a variety of machines over the coming days. With the launch, many events are scheduled worldwide.

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Nexon, a highly regarded developer of many free-to-play titles, have announced that they are working in collaboration with Respawn Entertainment, to create a free-to-play version of Titanfall. Their debut title, which was an Xbox console exclusive, will be seeing a second release on PC as exclusive to the Asian market. Details are scarce currently, however we know the title is to be named ‘Titanfall Online’. The game is expected to implement micro-transactions, and while the current paid version does not include them, the existing structure would allow this feature to be implemented with ease.

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Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut is an astounding indie puzzler with a minimalist art style and interesting concept brought to us by the good people over at Toxic Games. The player is tasked to complete a series of challenges to progress through the game. Each puzzle brings its own set of challenges and thinking process for the player.

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The Coalition is hard at work on Gears of War 4 and adding the finishing touches on Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Today, the studio released a Remastering Gears of War video series. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition taps into the nostalgia and feel of the original, while bringing over the best elements from later games. So far two videos have been released. You may have seen the amazing opening cinematic a few days ago. Today, a behind-the-scenes look was released with more videos to follow each week.

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