The much-loved Sonic Generations title for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles was originally going to be released on the Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Portable, and Nintendo DS, according to an interview conducted at Gamefest 2010. However, it was later announced in 2011 that the former three platforms were not going to receive the game, instead being replaced by the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Sonic Generations underwent several other design changes during its development, including the cancellation of dialogue for Classic Sonic and a similarly scrapped idea for having a third Sonic character represent the Dreamcast era of the series.

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At this week’s Game Developer’s Conference, Microsoft held an event for its upcoming OS Windows 10. In it, the company’s Xbox head Phil Spencer explained that DirectX 12, which comes with the new operating system, will help improve game performance, as it gives developers more control for optimization.

“Direct X will make your games even better. For CPU-bound games, DirectX 12 will increase the performance of those games by up to 50 percent.” —Phil Spencer

Spencer also claimed that the new API can improve battery life on mobile devices, but you’ll have to read about that past the jump.

Following delays for physical copies of Dying Light outside of North America, developer Techland announced that the game's multiplayer "Be the Zombie" mode will now be available to all players for free across all platforms. The PvP mode allows you to invade others' games as the Night Hunter, with your goal being to convert human players to Hunters. It had initially been planned as a pre-order exclusive.

Dying Light will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 27. Physical copies of the game will not release in Europe, Asia, Australia, or the Middle East until February 27.

During Microsoft's recent Windows 10 media event it was revealed that cross-platform streaming and gameplay will be available between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. Additionally, some titles will feature cross-buy promotions, allowing you to purchase it on one device and play it on multiple. Xbox head Phil Spencer has since explained that cross-buy will be handled on a game-to-game basis, with each publisher deciding for themselves whether or not their game will offer that promotion. Microsoft will enable any publisher to utilize cross-buy, but it won't be mandatory.

Microsoft hosted their arguably most important event in recent years yesterday. The event was held to showcase what Windows 10 is all about. During the event, head of Xbox Phil Spencer took the stage and announced that Windows 10 would introduce the Xbox app to every PC and tablet running the operating system. Spencer went on to explain how Windows 10 will be integrated with basic Xbox One features. The next direction Microsoft seems to be heading in is best explained by Spencer: "Gaming has become a much more social activity. Gaming is personal."

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The beginning of February is going to be exciting for those of you waiting for Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 2. Those of you playing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Mac, and PC will be able to download it on the 3rd; Xbox One and Xbox 360 on the 4th; and Android and iOS the 5th. There's also a new trailer that's been released for the upcoming episode. Come check it out after the jump!

Tech giant Microsoft is working on something big: they're looking for a senior program manager to work on "one of the most popular video games of all time."

The job offers an opportunity to "deliver experiences that inspire millions to create together" and "support a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world."

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Xbox head Phil Spencer has a history of teasing game announcements by wearing shirts with the logos of upcoming games. During press events, he's even been known to leave the stage and come back wearing a different shirt so as to clue viewers in to multiple upcoming announcements. With that in mind, it's likely telling that he showed up to the recent Windows 10 media event wearing a Battletoads shirt. When asked about it, Spencer replied "I don’t think I’ve ever worn a t-shirt that’s been a complete head-fake. I wouldn’t do that." It looks like the classic is returning!

It looks like karma has run its course for hackers of Lizard Squad, who recently claimed responsibility for the attacks that took down both PSN and Xbox Live on Christmas. Following the arrest of an assumed member, the collective itself has now become the target of hacking from an unknown source.

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During yesterday's Windows 10 media event, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One title Fable Legends will be released on the PC.

Fable Legends will utilize Microsoft's new cross-platform multiplayer system, which will allow players of the Xbox and PC versions to finally play together in the same online matches. The title was announced as "the first of the major game franchises from Microsoft Studios coming to Windows 10," which implies that we will see more announcements in the future.