A Full Overview of XBOX One and What Was Revealed

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A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One, the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.

“Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device,” said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Our unique, modern architecture brings simplicity to the living room and, for the first time ever, the ability to instantly switch across your games and entertainment.”

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Fizmarble presents ‘Our Top 5 Favorite Video Games of All Time’

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Editor in Chief Orion Williams and I have played many, many, many video games during our lives. Some were brief but fun jaunts. Others are still talked about as if the stuff of legend. Multiplayer moments have been created. Stories still told to this day. Experiences were had that have helped shape how we look at future games. Silliness and glitches and physics engine wackiness has been seen and still almost not believed. We have played many, many, many games and of all those games these titles have made the most impact for their own very special reasons. Take a look as Fizmarble presents Orion Williams’ and Brian Coelho’s top 5 picks for each of our favorite games of all time.

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New Media Releases for December 4th

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The Dark Knight Rises (Blu Ray/DVD)

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (Blu Ray/DVD)

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Halo 4 Makes Entertainment History

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In a year when Hollywood is rolling out its biggest blockbusters, one video game has eclipsed them all. “Halo 4” is on track to reach $300 million in global sales in the first week, making it the biggest “Halo” launch in history and the biggest entertainment launch of the year to date. In the first 24 hours of its release, “Halo 4” garnered more than $220 million worldwide, eclipsing the record for the biggest day-one opening in U.S. box office history, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” and the biggest movie of 2012, “The Avengers Assemble” – based on U.S. sales alone.

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Video Games’ Greatest Ever Music Celebrated in Exciting New Classical Compilation Album

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X5 Music Group, a world leading distributor of digital music , today announced that it’s eagerly anticipated album, The Greatest Video Game Music 2, will be available worldwide for download on November 6th.

Performed by the world famous London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Greatest Video Game Music 2, features 17 brand new, classical orchestrations of some of video game’s most cherished musical themes, including tracks from blockbuster games such as Halo, Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Final Fantasy VII.

The album is a sequel to 2011’s hugely successful The Greatest Video Game Music, also recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which has sold almost 100,000 copies to date, making it the best selling video game music album of all time.

As part of the creation process of the album, readers of IGN and Kotaku were asked to choose two new tracks to be included on the album. Over 80,000 votes were polled and the results see the inclusion of exciting new arrangements from both Mass Effect 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

To celebrate the announcement, fans can now download the track Never Forget/Peril from Halo for FREE at: http://www.greatestvideogamemusic.com/#download

The album can be pre-ordered NOW at iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/greatest-video-game-music/id569865653

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn – Episode 1 of this Live Action Series

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Microsoft and 343 Industries announce the series premiere of the highly anticipated live-action series, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” launching today, 5th October, on Machinima’s new premium channel, Machinima Prime, and Halo Waypoint. The groundbreaking digital series will lead up to the launch of the “Halo 4” video game, one of the biggest entertainment events of the year.

“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” tells an exciting story of heroism and sacrifice on a scale never before seen in the “Halo” universe, taking fans back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war, and leading into the events of “Halo 4.”Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” follows a group of cadets who are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about the war, and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down. Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero. “Halo” fans who experience Lasky’s thrilling origin story in “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” will be rewarded with special insights into the story of “Halo 4” and the “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” experience. The story will unfold weekly through a series of five episodes, setting the stage for the worldwide launch of “Halo 4” on 6th November.

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Vignette – Joyride

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Today, 343 Industries premiered the fourth installment of a series of vignettes from the upcoming live-action digital series, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.” Called “Joyride”, the video explores the recruits at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science, where they train with all UNSC equipment and tactical gear, including vehicles. One recruit is a little too enthusiastic about Corbulo’s specially modified Warthog.

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn – “Cryo” Clip

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Below is the newest clip from the upcoming web-series Halo 4:Forward Unto Dawn. It will be shown on Machinima’s Youtube channel and the first episode will be drop on October 5th. This series is a pre-cursor to the Halo 4 game and follows cadets who enter the prestigious Corbulo Academy and their involvement in the battles and wars to come. Halo 4 will be out November 6th on Xbox 360.

 

Halo 4:Forward Unto Dawn – Cryo Clip

Gamescom – Halo 4 Weapons & Specializations

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The weapons of Halo are almost characters themselves. Sticky grenades, energy Swords and Impact Hammers, oh my. Below is a video from Halo Waypoint showcasing some of the old and some of the new in the arsenal for Halo 4. Then travel on down the page to see the new Specialization classes and what they have to offer.

Halo 4 UNSC Weaponry Video

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