Review Category : Xbox

Just few days back, we reported that Microsoft is going to talk about its next gen DirectX platform at GDC next month. You can read about it here. A recent Microsoft career listing is revealing some more information on Microsoft’s vision for game development. There are some good news for game developers, Microsoft is claiming that they are renewing the focus on gaming and game development technologies. Also, Microsoft is working on a  modern framework that is open source, light-weight, extensible and scalable across various platforms including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Read the full description, In the coming wave of Windows product release, we are renewing the focus on gaming and game development technologies. We are looking for strong Software Development Engineers who are passionate about game technologies to join our team. “New Devices and Gaming” is looking for passionate and experienced developers to join us. Your ...

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Microsoft has announced that Civilization Revolution And Dungeon Defenders will be available as free games for Xbox Live Gold members in March. Starting Saturday (March 1st) Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution (Normally US $29.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through March 15th . Then on March 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Dungeon Defenders (Normally US $14.99) for free. The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month. Source: Major Nelson ...

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NSA, USA’s Surveillance Agency is now helping UK’s Surveillance Agency GCHQ in intercepting and storing the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, revealed secret documents obtained by The Guardian. The project called Optic Nerve,  started as a prototype in 2008 and was still active in 2012. “Face detection has the potential to aid selection of useful images for ‘mugshots’ or even for face recognition by assessing the angle of the face,” it reads. “The best images are ones where the person is facing the camera with their face upright.” The report also revealed that lots of sexually explicit content was also collected and GCHQ struggled to keep it away from the eyes of its staff. Sexually explicit webcam material proved to be a particular problem for GCHQ, as one document delicately put it: “Unfortunately … it would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts ...

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Zoo Tycoon is a business simulation developed from Microsoft Game Studios in which the player must run a zoo and try to make a profit. It became popular among gamers in the last decade and Microsoft is bringing it back. The popular Zoo Tycoon franchise has been reinvented from the ground up for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Microsoft today posted a video showing how Microsoft and Frontier worked with real-life zoo keepers to create a truly authentic zoo experience in gaming. Zoo Tycoon 2013 features the following, With tons of beautiful species, reactive gameplay and real calendar tie-in, this zoo simulation will charm Tycoon fans and new players alike. Perform intuitive face to face interactions with your animals. Adopt, care, and release animals into the wild! Design, build and manage your zoo. Keeping your animals happy will keep your guests happy, and happy guests means more money flowing into ...

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Microsoft announced ID@Xbox program last year allowing independent developers to publish their games on Xbox One game store. Even though games from this program is yet to be released to general public, this program is gaining momentum among developers. Microsoft said that over 200 developers are already creating games using dev kits provided by ID@Xbox right now and even released a long list revealing few names. Find it below. Honestly when I look at this list, all I can say is “wow.” It’s incredibly humbling to see so many fantastic studios there supporting Xbox One, from XBLIG and XBLA alumni like Ska Studios and Humble Hearts, to new studios like Glass Bottom Games and Heart Machine, and veterans including Robomodo, Zoë Mode and Playdead. We could not be more excited! ID@Xbox is a global program and we’re committed to bringing the best from around the world to Xbox One. The first ...

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Microsoft Store is offering a great on Call Of Duty: Ghosts both via its physical retail stores in the US and online store. You can get $20 off on Call Of Duty: Ghosts, so you can order one for just $29.99. This latest installment in the acclaimed Call of Duty series delivers a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting, and cast, all powered by a new next-generation Call of Duty engine. Find the Microsoft Store links below. Call of Duty: Ghosts PC Game Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One The newest chapter in the Call of Duty franchise features a fresh dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive. Ten years after a devastating mass event, the nation’s borders and the balance of global ...

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Redspawn announced Titanfall Collector’s Edition bundle some time back. Collector’s Edition bundle includes few collectibles which the developers think you will love. •Exclusive collectible individually numbered Titan statue, standing over 18″ tall, handcrafted from over 300 individual parts and featuring battery-powered LED lighting •Full-size, hardcover art book featuring over 190 pages of rare concept art •Exclusive full-size schematic poster of the Atlas Titan •Titanfall Game – Introducing the experience that combines fast-paced multiplayer action with dramatic, cinematic moments lets you enjoy the fiction of the universe without having to leave your favorite game mode The only bad thing is its price which is expected to be around $250. However, these Collector’s Edition bundle will be released in limited numbers, so you have to spend a bit more to get one of these. Pre order from the links below. Titanfall Collector’s Edition – Amazon If you don’t own a Xbox One, ...

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Microsoft detailed the March Xbox One system update that will start rolling out in early March. This update will include multiplayer and party improvements out in time for the March 11 launch of “Titanfall”. Major Nelson talks with Xbox’s Richard Irving for an exclusive first look at the changes to the Party and Friends features in the upcoming March update for Xbox One. •Get to your friends list faster. The friends list will be front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party. •Party chat will be turned on by default. When you party up, chat audio will be turned on by default. •Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat will be separated from people playing ...

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  Microsoft was today awarded with design patent for Xbox One console by USPTO. Patent number D700,246 describes the ornamental design of the Xbox One console. During the Xbox One launch, Microsoft described the design of console as the following, “Xbox has always had something to say. It’s always been bold with a strong personality,” said Carl Ledbetter, Creative Director, Industrial Design. “Xbox One needs to serve our most loyal gaming fans and deliver unique entertainment experiences, so its design has to make an appropriate statement that reflects its capability as an all-in-one entertainment system.” Xbox One is developed to be the ultimate gaming and entertainment system, so the design team at Microsoft had to make every aspect of the experience —ranging from its appearance, to how users interact with its software —modern and sophisticated. It was designed to be simple and inviting, all while being attuned to the console’s ...

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a cooperative third-person shooter and tower defense video game from Plants vs. Zombies series, developed by PopCap Games and published by Electronic Arts. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is now available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. The ultimate battle for brainz! Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare digs into the trenches with an explosive new action experience. Blast zombies, plants and new characters across a mine-blowing world that delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended with the refreshing humor of Plant vs. Zombies. Take on Co-op and Multiplayer action with your friends and sow the seeds of victory! Buy Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare from Amazon. Buy Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare from Microsoft Store. If you don’t own a Xbox One, pre-order this super value bundle from Microsoft, Pre-order Xbox One Titanfall Edition- Amazon Pre-order Xbox One Titanfall Edition ...

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Many Xbox One users were disappointed to hear that Twitch integration in Xbox One was excluded from the launch time frame. But it is coming early next month, just in time for Titanfall launch. This integration will enable users to share gameplay via Twitch.tv from Xbox One. “It’s complete integration,” said Emmett Shear, co-founder and CEO of Twitch. “It’s exciting because we’ve never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such a deep level of integration. The concept of being able to join a broadcasters’ party is really cool, and it’s another step in the direction of interacting more closely with broadcasters.” The upcoming Twitch.tv integration is not just the same in Sony’s PS4. It includes lots of other innovative features such as the ability to join in on games with broadcasters, initiate game broadcasts with voice commands, archive game clips and watch Twitch streams broadcast ...

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 Xbox Music app for Windows 8/RT devices just got updated in Windows Store. The key improvement included is the ability to drag and drop songs or albums to create or re-order playlists. Key updates include: Drag and drop songs or albums to create and re-order playlists, build your now playing queue and beef up your collection Large page headers now hide as you scroll, leaving more room for your content App Features: Manage your personal music collection Create and edit playlists of your favorite songs Import your playlists from iTunes Listen for free! Stream millions of songs from Xbox Music on your Windows 8/Windows RT device Play your music on any Windows 8/Windows RT device you sign into Get an Xbox Music Pass for ad-free streaming and downloading on multiple devices Buy songs and albums to add to your personal collection Radio instantly creates playlists based on your favorite artists ...

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Microsoft today made it official that Xbox One will receive price cut in the UK by 30 pounds. Xbox One console now costs £399.99, just £50 more than Sony’s PS4. FYI, Xbox One console comes with Kinect HD. Along with the price cut, Microsoft also announced a new Titanfall bundle. To celebrate the future of multiplayer gaming, this new Xbox One Titanfall bundle includes the all-in-one entertainment system, custom packaging, a full game download and a month of Xbox Live Gold. All these at the same £399.99 price tag. UK customers can learn more about it here at http://t.co/o8wqpY6CL9. US customers, Pre-order this bundle from the following links. Pre-order Xbox One Titanfall Edition- Amazon Pre-order Xbox One Titanfall Edition – Microsoft Store   ...

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Microsoft today indirectly reduced the price of Xbox One in the available markets. In the name of celebrating the launch of “Titanfall”, Microsoft wants more people to join on day one for “Titanfall” on Xbox One. So, based on this special, limited time offer, the Xbox One “Titanfall” Bundle will be available starting March 11 for $499.99* at select retailers. Now available for pre-order, the bundle includes: Download code for a digital copy of “Titanfall” Standard Xbox One console and Kinect sensor Standard Xbox One wireless controller Standard Xbox One Chat Headset One month Xbox Live Gold membership Basically, you get the Titanfall game for free when you buy Xbox One console. Microsoft expects these special bundles will sell out quickly. Pre-order this bundle from the following links. Pre-order Xbox One Titanfall Edition- Amazon Pre-order Xbox One Titanfall Edition – Microsoft Store You can learn more about this special offer here. ...

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Microsoft is nowadays planning to deliver updates to Xbox One every other month. Following the release of February system update, Microsoft is on the way to release March system update which will significantly improve the multiplayer and party experiences on Xbox One. Microsoft today announced that they will be sending out invitations to select Xbox One customers to preview upcoming Xbox One system updates and provide feedback. Beginning today, Xbox is inviting select Xbox Live members to preview new features coming to Xbox One in a March system update and future system updates as they become available, asking them to provide valuable feedback before the updates are implemented worldwide. Selected participants will receive a message over Xbox Live with a code to register. The next system update will begin rolling out next week to those who will preview the new features. Once registered, participants will be able to test the ...

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As expected, Microsoft today officially announced the that Xbox One Media Remote will be available in Xbox One markets worldwide in early March. The Xbox One Media Remote allows you to control video playback, includes dedicated Back and OneGuide buttons. The OneGuide button provides one-touch, quick access to your favorite TV shows and movies through the Xbox program guide. This remote is designed to help you listen, watch and switch among experiences instantly – allowing you to rule your entertainment.The Media Remote can also control TV/Receiver power and volume through Kinect, which uses IR blasting to send signals to your TV and/or receiver. The Xbox One Media Remote will retail for $24.99 ERP in the US and available in stores around the world. ...

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