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Xbox Entertainment Studious Shutting Down

Xbox Entertainment Studious has been responsible for some of the best video game to film adaptations known to the industry. Famous series such as Hallo Nightfall, The Atari E.T Dig, Signal to Noise and many more have been created by Xbox Entertainment Studious. It came as a shock to the entire industry that Xbox Entertainment Studious would be shutting their doors later on at the end of July. This means a total of eighteen thousand employee’s will be laid off, this will result with thousands of people not being able to find a job in their field for months if not years.

Xbox Entertainment Studios

The president of Xbox Entertainment Studious Nancy Tellem stated the following, “We have been thinking about shutting down the studious for six months now. We knew that after we released The Atari E.T Dig we would most likely be shutting down our doors a few months after release date. The reason for this is because video game graphics have reached the point where they resemble real life, creating a live action television program based around one of Xbox’s franchises would be pointless now as we would just be filming what you’ve already seen on screen.”

Nancy Teller, Jordan Levin and ten other employees who work for Xbox Entertainment Studious will remain with the company to create cut scenes and small shorts of Microsoft’s choice. Microsoft hasn’t revealed if they have any plans to re-open to the studio at its full potential in the future, we suspect that Microsoft won’t as closing XES will allow for more money to be spent on video game development.

Steam Selling More than Gamestop

Steam is a service which allows for you to purchase video games through your personal computer and download them onto your hard drive. Steam was first released back on September 12th, 2003 and throughout a decade they were able to grow as one of the most popular digital video game distribution services in the world. As of right now there are millions of people around the globe playing on their Steam account. Today Valve Corporation, the parent company for Steam revealed that Steam sells more games than Gamestop on a regular basis. Each month their revenues nearly triple the amount that other game selling retailers sell. This shows that PC Gaming is becoming vastly more popular and a lot of that increase in popularity is owed to Steam.

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The reason Steam has been able to become so popular is because the price of the games they offer are considerably cheaper than the price of that same game at Gamestop. This is because Digital Downloads don’t have to account for making the case, making the manuals or shipping the game out to various retailers around North America. This allows for the price to be that much lower and on top of that Steam offers a different sale each day of the week. You won’t go a week without finding one of your favorite games go on sale for an incredibly affordable price.

Anyone can download Steam by searching its name on Google, clicking on the website and clicking the download button. You will then have to register a Steam Account and choose a game you want to download.