All Articles by Jez Corden | Windows Central

All Articles by Jez Corden

E3 opens once again on June 16th, hoping to dazzle us with new game announcements. Xbox and all the industry heavy hitters will be there in force. To celebrate, I've put together a list of my top 10 most anticipated announcements for E3 2015, which is shaping up to be another stellar show.

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Unity 3D is one of the most powerful cross-platform games development engines available today, powering dozens of experiences from Xbox One to Windows Phone.

During the Build 2015 keynote, it was revealed that Unity 3D is partnering with Microsoft on HoloLens development, and the development team have recently confirmed on their blog that HoloLens will enjoy full support from the Unity engine.

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Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!

This week, we're looking at the death of Silent Hill, DX12, Watch Dogs 2 and more!

We'll still be posting major Xbox announcements in the main feed, but I'll be collecting some of the more nuanced news, rumours and talking points into one handy post every weekend!

So without further ado, here's our latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.

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During Build, Operating Systems exec Terry Myerson demonstrated how an iOS game could be easily ported to Windows 10.

During the demonstration, Myerson obtained an Xbox Live achievement, "How do you like them Apples?", showing off the integration of Xbox APIs in Windows store apps.

We already have Xbox achievements on some Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 games which count towards your Xbox gamerscore, a pool of all the points you've accrued playing Xbox branded games. Seeing an achievement pop-up on a very basic math game made some concerned that the Xbox API could become open for any developer to use, regardless of the quality or uniqueness of their game. There's a lot of bad Flappy Bird clones in the store after all.

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On April 29, Microsoft blew up the internet for a second time with elaborate live demos of HoloLens

Microsoft's Build conferences are typically focused on developers, companies and commercial applications of their products, but team Redmond often announce new consumer experiences there as well. The popular Unity 3D engine is a confirmed partner for HoloLens, which powers a vast amount of games with its cross-platform publishing capabilities. Those capabilities are coming to HoloLens.

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Xbox Wire just gave us the run down on Games with Gold for May, taking the program past its 1 year anniversary.

Xbox One owners will get their hands on the tower-defence hybrid - CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, and can continue to download April's Pool Nation FX for free throughout May.

Xbox 360 owners can look forward to the action shooter Mafia II, in addition to Codermasters' racing sim F1 2013.

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