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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Rise of the Xbox One, League of Legends smashes records

Xbon One launch title Ryse gives you epic views of ancient Rome.

Above: Xbon One launch title Ryse gives you epic views of ancient Rome.

Image Credit: Microsoft

We’ve had a busy week at GamesBeat thanks largely to the launches of the new consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. We’ve done a ton of coverage all week, including an in-depth look at the Xbox One controller and tons of reviews for Microsoft’s new system.

Of course, the rest of the gaming world has also kept busy. We’ve heard rumblings that Nintendo plans to make an educational-based tablet. Meanwhile, the popular free-to-play, highly competitive League of Legends was breaking streaming records.

It’s all here — and much, much more — in this weekly roundup of GamesBeat’s best stories.


Next-gen (or is it the current gen now?)


Prototype (angled triggers) - Xbox One controller

Above: An early prototype of the Xbox One controller showing angled trigger buttons.

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Our in-depth look at the Xbox One controller


News


Need for Speed: Rivals

Above: A screenshot from Need for Speed: Rivals.

Image Credit: Microsoft

Reviews


Previews


The buttons might look comically oversized, but the GameStick's controller is remarkably responsive.

Above: The buttons might look comically oversized, but the GameStick’s controller is remarkably responsive.

Image Credit: PlayJam

Mobile and casual


Pieces of flair


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