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Trophy Whores 370 – No Moss

Insomniac Games earned a lot of recognition at the Game Awards, as Marvel’s Spider-Man earned many nominations for various awards.  Unfortunately for Insomniac, the house that Ratchet and Clank helped build, Marvel’s Spider-Man has earned much praise, but the game didn’t win an award during the Game Awards.  To be honest, while Insomniac appreciates recognition from their peers and fans, they’re probably elated to have the fastest-selling PlayStation exclusive on any video game console.  That’s quite the honor.

Join Alex and Yield, as they discuss, among other things, the Game Awards — including the game announcements that rocked the show!

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Microsoft’s E3 – A Potentially Promising Future for Xbox players!

Whether you’re an Xbox player or not, there is no doubt that Microsoft really outdid itself at E3 this year. Not only was it the largest show in their history, but they unveiled some really juicy details that should have any Xbox owner excited. I’m not referring to the 18 console launch exclusives, 15 world premiers, or any of that. I’m talking about their clear focus on creating original content in the future.

The creation of The Initiative, Microsoft’s brand new studio dedicated to creating first party titles, is big news. Based in Santa Monica and headed by Darrell Gallagher, The Initiative’s sole purpose is to make Xbox exclusives, which should be exciting to anyone who owns an Xbox as our lineup of first party games is basically a barren wasteland at the moment. The most exciting thing about this announcement is that while they are directly a Microsoft studio, they have been given the creative freedom to operate like an Indie studio. Which could mean getting some fresh and unique titles exclusively for Xbox.

As well as this new first party studio they have also acquired Playground Games, longtime development partner and team behind the Forza series, who are not only working on Forza Horizon’s 4, but have been confirmed to already be working on a brand new project. In addition, Microsoft will also be acquiring Ninja Theory, makers of Hellblade and Kung Fu Chaos. This will give them the resources and ability to make even more ambitious games on the Xbox platform. State of Decay 2 has seen over 2 million people playing, and more to come especially since it was available at launch on the Xbox Game Pass, and it sounds like Microsoft is planning on shelling out the resources to make sure that game continues to grow. Last, but surely not least, Compulsion Games. The brilliant minds behind We Happy Few, could truly benefit from Microsoft’s support and deep pockets. They have definitely shown they can make a unique and refreshing game, now imagine what they can do with the freedom to dream bigger and take risks. All of these teams developing for Microsoft is a HUGE boon for future releases, and I can’t wait to see what comes of it.

Also, one of the better announcements of Microsoft’s E3 presentation is the upgraded Game Pass, which will now see many big titles added such as Elder Scrolls Online, The Division, Fallout 4. As well as giving subscribers Xbox exclusives on their launch day, including games like Horizons 4 and Gears 5.

Definitely sounds like some exciting games will be coming to Xbox in the near future. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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Forza 7 Launches on October 3rd

After revealing the Xbox One X console, Microsoft showed Forza 7. The trailer displayed the power of the console, showing multiple environments, cars, and weather conditions.

After the trailer, Microsoft revealed — on stage — of a brand new 2018 Porsche 911 G2RS. The car was then shown in game on a track in Dubai. The game will run natively in 4K and at 60 fps.  The dynamic weather system was also shown, as the trailer shifted to the cockpit view. The game will feature more than 700 cars.

Forza 7 will release on Xbox One S, Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC on October 3, 2017.

Stay tuned to Proven Gamer for future coverage of E3.