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Back before they were bought by Microsoft, Rare made a name for itself via Nintendo platforms, creating numerous hits in a variety of genres. Arguably, one of their most influential games was GoldenEye 007, and no one would have been surprised to see Microsoft re-release the game on one of their consoles after purchasing Rare. That never happened, but a new video indicates that it probably was considered. The video claims to be from an unreleased Xbox Live Arcade version of the game, and it contains over half an hour of newly remastered footage.

Check it out, as well as Microsoft's comments on the game, after the jump!

We've still got a full week left in August, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from announcing the September batch of free games for Xbox Live Gold members. For Xbox One, gamers will be able to get their hands on the new indie RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic, as well as Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, a 2.5D take on the Assassin's Creed franchise; the former will be available all month long, while the latter can be obtained after September 16th. On Xbox 360, as well as Xbox One via backwards compatibility, you can grab Forza Horizon during the first half of the month, while the second half will bring us the original Mirror's Edge.

As always, Microsoft released a trailer showing off each of these games, so make the jump to check that out!

The NPD Group has released its full report for the past month, highlighting hardware and software sales data in the US during July. With few major titles releasing during July, the software charts were dominated by evergreen titles. Grand Theft Auto V, which made its debut in 2013, was the number one game in the US for the month, and Monster Hunter Generations was the only July release to crack the top ten. The immensely popular Overwatch is listed at number two, but the NPD Group does not have access to Battle.net sales, so it could potentially be the true champion. You can check out the rankings by clicking below!

Sony brought back Crash Bandicoot in a big way this past E3, revealing that not only will the original games be remastered, but that Crash himself will also be joining the cast of Activision's upcoming Skylanders Imaginators. Crash won't be alone, either, since his creator and arch-enemy Doctor Neo Cortex will also be joining the fray with a starter pack exclusive to PlayStation 4.

New footage of the duo in action has arrived by way of Gamescom 2016, revealing that the pair will also unlock a new area for players to explore. Take a step back in time and retread the familiar grounds of the Wumpa Islands after the jump!

The next title in the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda, is due to come out next year, but it seems Electronic Arts may be doing more than just looking ahead with this franchise—they may also be casting an eye to the past. Many companies have done just that, releasing numerous remasters of older games for the current generation of consoles, but thus far the original Mass Effect trilogy has not seen such a return. Fans have been asking for it, and during an interview with Game Informer, Executive VP Patrick Soderlund admitted that they are "absolutely actively looking at" such a remastering, though he stopped short of actually confirming that such a game is on its way.

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During this year's E3, Sony and Activision announced that Crash Bandicoot would be featured in the next iteration of the Skylanders series. According to a post from NeoGAF, Doctor Cortex, Crash Bandicoot's arch nemesis, is also getting his own figure in Skylanders Imaginators. GameStop originally posted the image of the starter pack but quickly removed it. Cortex and Crash will apparently both be included in the starter pack for Skylanders Imaginators, which is getting released on October 13th.

Get a closer look of the starter pack after the jump!

In 2010, the story of Scott Pilgrim was finely wrapped up with the release of the sixth and final issue of the original comic, a theatrical adaptation with Michael Cera in the leading role, and a sidescrolling beat-em-up developed and published by Ubisoft. Those looking to get into the series can easily find the movie in most digital storefronts and the comics after recent hardcover rereleases.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game. Previously available on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, the game was delisted from both services at the end of 2014 due to license expiry. There may still be hope, however, as series creator Bryan Lee O'Malley expressed that "my #1 goal in life is to get the Scott Pilgrim video game rereleased" on Twitter.

Read on after the jump for the Tweet itself!

Last November, Microsoft launched their backwards compatibility program, which allows users to play Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One. Microsoft is continuing to add to the library, and they've just announced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon as the most recent addition. The Far Cry 3 spin-off put a 1980s twist on the game's world, and it originally released in April 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is the first in the series to come to Xbox One backwards compatibility, so hopefully this means other Far Cry titles will be joining the program soon.

Disney shut down its entire gaming division back in May, including Disney Infinity. The company has now released an official timeline showcasing the gradual shutdown of Disney Infinity's online services, leading to the complete discontinuation of online functionality on March 3, 2017. The scheduled removal of these online features has already begun, as in-game purchases can no longer be made in the PC, Steam, iOS, Android, and Apple TV versions of Disney Infinity 2.0.

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Telltale has been creating critically-acclaimed, story-focused adventure games for a while now, but it seems that with their upcoming Batman: The Telltale Series the company will feature a new sort of multiplayer mode. "Crowd Play" was recently announced as a new feature for the Batman series, which will allow other people to help with decisions within the game. Up to 2000 other players can log-in using a special room-code and vote on their pick for a decision in-game, and the host has the option to either pick the majority or choose their own path.

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Each month, Microsoft provides owners of its Xbox Live Gold subscription with a couple of free games for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and the upcoming rewards for August look to be pretty good choices. Xbox One owners will be able to pick up Koei Tecmo's Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate as well as wrestling title WWE 2K16. Xbox 360 seems to be the highlight of the month, however, as owners of that platform will receive indie hit Spelunky, as well as the HD version of the cult classic Beyond Good & Evil. Both of these titles are also available on Xbox One via the backwards compatibility program, though, so all Xbox gamers can enjoy these two hits!

Check out the Games With Gold trailer after the jump!

The Resident Evil franchise will be taking on a new form with the launch of Resident Evil VII early next year, and Capcom has been revisiting the classics in the meantime. Resident Evil HD remaster was a success last year, selling over 1 million copies, and Capcom followed it up with an HD remaster of Resident Evil 0 earlier this year.

This has also proven to be a successful venture, as Capcom reports that it has now eclipsed 1.1 million copies worldwide since launch. By comparison, the original Resident Evil 0 on GameCube has sold 1.25 million copies to date since releasing in 2002. Capcom is also planning a full remake (as opposed to a simple remaster) of Resident Evil 2, continuing their trend of dusting off the classics.

During Sonic's 25th Anniversary celebration last week, a ton of information was revealed about the latest packs for LEGO Dimensions. In November, Warner Bros. will be releasing J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters across the nation. LEGO Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them story pack will let you play through the entire film. The pack includes six levels, as well as a Newt Scamander Lego minifigure and Niffler, which can be rebuilt into the Vicious Vulture and Sinister Scorpion. A fun pack based on the movie will include a Tina Goldstein figure and Swooping Evil creature, which can be turned into the Crawling Creeper and Brutal Bloom.

Read more and check out the screenshots after the jump!

Microsoft hasn't exactly been conventional when numbering their consoles; they jumped from the Xbox to the Xbox 360, then backwards in number to the Xbox One. However, in a recent interview with IGN, Microsoft's former chief Xbox officer said that they almost called the Xbox 360 the "Xbox 3." The reason they considered this was so they could "catch up" with Sony, who were also working on the PlayStation 3.

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For years there was speculation about whether Microsoft would join Sony and Nintendo in the handheld gaming market. While it doesn't seem to be in the company's future any time soon, Microsoft has confirmed that there were multiple times they had plans to create a portable gaming system.

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