It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another GamesBeat weekly roundup. This time, we got an early glimpse of future blockbusters Far Cry 4 and Halo 5, Microsoft announced a cheaper, Kinect-less Xbox One bundle, and Flappy Bird’s coming back with multiplayer.

You’ll find all of that and more below. Happy reading, and have a good weekend!

Opinions and pieces of flair

Art from Halo 5: Guardians.

Above: Art from Halo 5: Guardians.

Image Credit: Microsoft


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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth.

Above: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.

Image Credit: 2K Games

Previews and interviews