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About Nick Santangelo

Nick has been a gamer since the 8-bit days and has been reporting on the games industry since 2011. He is not to be interrupted while questing his way through an RPG or desperately clinging to hope against all reason that his Philly sports teams will win any given game he may be watching. Find Nick Santangelo on Google+ and Twitter.
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Peter Moore: Steve Ballmer's RRoD decision saved Xbox
3 hours ago

Peter Moore: Steve Ballmer's RRoD decision saved Xbox

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Most Xbox 360 owners have had a brush (or two…or three…or more) with the console's infamous Red Ring of Death (RRoD) error. Former Microsoft executive Peter Moore stated Read More

Find your way in Abzu when it (hopefully) finds its way to Xbox One
1 day ago

Find your way in Abzu when it (hopefully) finds its way to Xbox One

You’ve heard of Journey, no doubt. Maybe you weren’t fortunate enough to play thatgamecompany’s beloved exploration title because it was a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but you’ve surely heard of it. Read More

Games With Gold program includes two Xbox One games per month starting in July
1 week ago

Games With Gold program includes two Xbox One games per month starting in July

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Microsoft's Games With Gold program, in which Xbox Live Gold (XBLG) members are given one Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games each month as part of their subscription, is …
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Superhot preview: First-person strategy
1 week ago

Superhot preview: First-person strategy

An absolute necessity to carefully consider every inch of movement and proceed in slow motion isn't what you'd expect from a game called Superhot. But that is nevertheless Read More

Toylogic wants Happy Dungeons to make dungeon crawling into a party
1 week ago

Toylogic wants Happy Dungeons to make dungeon crawling into a party

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Toylogic Inc.'s Happy Dungeons is simultaneously what you'd expect and not at all what you'd expect from the makers of Xbox 360's Happy Wars. You and some friends take control of the same type of cutesy little warriors Read More

XBLA Fans' top five games of E3 2015
2 weeks ago

XBLA Fans' top five games of E3 2015

If you were paying attention to XBLA Fans last week — or, really, any gaming website, for that matter — then you've likely voraciously consumed a veritable smorgasbord of E3 news, previews and other coverage.

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Rivals of Aether preview: Super smash bits
2 weeks ago

Rivals of Aether preview: Super smash bits

Pressing an Xbox controller's Y button to jump sounds crazy, and indeed it felt like as much during XBLA Fans' E3 demo with Rivals of Aether. But there is a method to developer Dan Fornace's madness here, Read More

Strike Vector EX's 10,000 customization options 'probably' won't involve microtransactions
2 weeks ago

Strike Vector EX's 10,000 customization options 'probably' won't involve microtransactions

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In Strike Vector EX players will be able to use 10,000 different combinations to customize their mech-inspired ships. Whenever a game has that level of customization options, gamers understandably …
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Beyond Eyes preview: Head games
2 weeks ago

Beyond Eyes preview: Head games

If you're reading this, you don't understand. You can't understand. I can't either, of course. I'm not blind. Beyond Eyes' Rae is, and that must make life terrifying and confusing, doubly so when the game takes her outside of the familiar confines of her home.

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Swordy preview: A swinging good time
2 weeks ago

Swordy preview: A swinging good time

Some games are grand adventures. Others are a thinking man's puzzlers. Others still are character-driven narratives. And then there are those games that ask you to stab the crap out of other gamers until their avatars are dead, then do it some more when they respawn. Swordy is the latter.

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