Nintendo GameCube, for all the nostalgia-fueled love it gets, was Nintendo's least successful home console of all time, selling less hardware (21.74 million units) and software (208.57 million units) than any other home console in Nintendo's history. As such, Microsoft essentially stopped viewing them as valid competition. According to Peter Moore, the former Microsoft Vice President and head of Xbox from 2003 to 2007, when the company was designing Xbox 360 and preparing for its launch, they were solely focused on competing with Sony and "completely discounted Nintendo." Hit the jump for more!

Now we know Microsoft is serious about Windows 10. They're bringing Minecraft on board. Mojang and Microsoft have announced Minecraft Windows 10 Edition along with an incoming beta that will allow players to help shape the final product. The beta starts alongside the launch of Windows 10 on July 29th. Current owners of Minecraft on PC have free access to the beta. Anyone else can join for the price of $10. True to the unifying aim of Windows 10, the new version allows up to seven players across PC and Xbox (and, eventually, mobile) to play with each other with controller, touch, and keyboard controls.

Destiny isn't exactly known as a comedic game, but Bungie may have planned otherwise early in development. Comedians Brian Posehn and David Cross were both brought onto the project to write a ton of witty one-liners for Ghost. The pair flew up to Bellevue, Washington and spent a couple days thinking of dialogue for the character. None of their material was used in the final product, according to Cross.

When speaking about Ghost's final portrayal, Cross stated the character was a tad monotonous. Read the quote inside.

While Metal Gear Solid fans have been eagerly anticipating the imminent release of The Phantom Pain, one component of the game has still kept the audience uneasy. David Hayter's unexpected removal from the role of Snake was initially met with public outcry. His replacement, Kiefer Sutherland, has failed to capture the collective confidence of fans. The change in Snake's actor has been a blistering point of controversy regarding the game, second only to Kojima's departure from Konami.

Fellow video game actor Troy Baker has spoken in favor of Sutherland. Acknowledging Hayter's legacy, Baker also expressed his admiration of Sutherland's ability to enter the Metal Gear Solid franchise and take it by the reins. Head inside for the quote.

The Division focuses on team gameplay and tactical military maneuvering, but it's not all guns and no story. Ubisoft has released a new story trailer for the latest Tom Clancy game, and it focuses on the tragic and dangerous Dark Zone. When a deadly virus begins to spread throughout New York, the military is called in, and the situation quickly spirals out of control. You can check out the trailer and hear the whole story by clicking below!

During Minecon, the annual Minecraft convention, Telltale Games gave us our first look at Minecraft: Story Mode. In Telltale fashion, it will be a five part episodic series where your choices influence the story's progression. The game stars protagonist Jess (voiced by Patton Oswalt) on a quest to find the Order of the Stone, a legendary group of heroes that once slayed an Ender Dragon, in order to stop the terror that has been unleashed on EnderCon. Their journey will take them to the Nether, the Farlands, the End, and beyond! Crafting is shown briefly in the trailer, but we don't know how important of an element it will be in the game.

Minecraft: Story Mode will be releasing on PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices. It's slated to launch later this year. You can check out a trailer and the voice acting cast by clicking below!

During Minecon 2015, Mojang has revealed a lot about their upcoming 1.9 update for Minecraft. Among the new features in the game are the ability to dual wield items and weapons, a new area in The End known as End City (which includes a new mob type), and enchanted arrows.

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As many Binding of Isaac: Rebirth fans already know, the Afterbirth DLC is currently being developed, which is said to greatly expand the game's content. In a recent update post on the game's main website, some upcoming features are shown off.

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This year's San Diego Comic Con, which will take place from July 9th to July 12th, is featuring a few panels for some big upcoming games, such as Street Fighter V and Assassin's Creed Syndicate. As was just announced on the official schedule page for the event, Halo 5: Guardians will be joining them with a panel entitled "Hunt for the Truth: Following the Trail of the Halo 5: Guardians Story," on Friday, July 10th, at 10:15 AM (LA time).

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It was recently announced that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will feature microtransactions, and many fans aren't pleased. However, Konami says there's no cause for concern. Everything that can be purchased can also be achieved through in-game means, making microtransactions entirely optional. Rather than serving as a means of forcing players to pay for content, the microtransactions are there for struggling players. Hit the jump for more.

If you've had your fun with the Dark Knight and you're looking to play as someone else, we've got some good news! Arkham Knight's Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC will be available for those who bought the season pass on July 14th. For everyone else, it will be available a week later on July 21st for $9.

A Matter of Family is a prequel story starring Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, and Robin will also make an appearance, allowing for some fun Dual Play action. The DLC is set in a new area with new missions and sidequests to tackle. This DLC was created by Warner Bros. Montreal, the same team that made Arkham Origins.

Bethesda has made an announcement on Major Nelson's blog that digital pre-orders for Fallout 4 on Xbox One can now be made on the Xbox Games Store and For a limited time, codes for a free copy of Fallout 3 will also be included with some pre-orders.

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Electronic Arts doesn’t have the best reputation. The company has been criticized for hamfisted DRM, an overabundance of DLC, and premature launches of buggy games. Yet, it is debatably the biggest name in the video game industry. It has built franchises up to reputations that have become household names. If there’s any company that I feel represents the highs and lows of triple-A publishers, it’s Electronic Arts.

Considering EA’s reputation and position in the industry, the company’s reveal of Unravel at E3 sticks out like a little indie apple in a pile of action-packed oranges. Sandwiched between Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (complemented with Kenny Loggins’s “Danger Zone”) and Mass Effect: Andromeda (complemented by Johnny Cash’s “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky”), a nervous man took the stage to talk about his studio’s physics-based sidescroller. The juxtaposition is almost laughable in retrospect. Unravel didn’t quite fit in with Electronic Arts’ line-up. It shouldn’t though, as it is something completely new for the publisher. Unravel represents an expansion into smaller, quieter games for Electronic Arts. That’s worth welcoming.

Back in April, Best Buy's listings told of an upcoming physical release of last year's hit indie title Shovel Knight, indicating that the once digital exclusive would hit retail shelves later this year. Yacht Club Games had since stated that their game would not see a retail release, but it appears that the eponymous Blue Burrower ultimately will be digging his way into stores later this year after all! In a recent announcement on the developer's website, Shovel Knight will release for the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One come October. Read on for more details!

Since this generation kicked off, PlayStation 4 has held a major lead over Xbox One globally. This is especially true in Europe, as Sony recently boasted that PlayStation 4 has a 70-90% market share in every country in continental Europe. Fortunately for Microsoft, they'll have a big chance to gain some momentum in Europe at Gamescom.

Sony has chosen not to hold a Gamescom press conference this year, while Microsoft (a company that normally doesn't prioritize Gamescom) is planning a major show that will feature at least three big Xbox One exclusives that weren't at E3. Xbox head Phil Spencer recently spoke about the European market and Gamescom, and you can catch his thoughts by clicking below!