Review Category : Xbox

Last year, Microsoft announced that all Xbox One retail units can be used as dev kits in the future so that anyone can become a Xbox developer. During ID@Xbox program launch, Microsoft said, “As part of our vision for enabling everyone with an Xbox One to be a creator, we absolutely intend to enable people to develop games using their retail kits. Right now, though, you still need a development kit! We provide two kits to everyone in the registered developer program. Additional kits, if needed, can be purchased.” Again during the console launch, then Xbox VP Marc Whitten explained to Engadget as the following, “It’s more of a timeframe thing. The vision of how the service and the console work together, how your console can be a dev kit, is a core part of the vision. It’s how we built a ton of the architecture. But moving from a ...

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Microsoft today announced that they are releasing Project Spark for Xbox One and Windows 8.1 on October 7th. Project Spark offers a supreme gaming experience by making unique and instantly playable levels, games, and worlds, and then share them with a global community. Purchase content packs using Spark Tokens for new gameplay and building blocks for creation. Unlock new content using Creation Credits, earned by creating, playing, and sharing games. All content is available across all platforms, so games created on one platform are available to play and remix on any other. At that time, we’ll also be making an Xbox One disc edition of Project Spark available at retail for $39.99 USD. The “Project Spark Starter Pack” is loaded with great content, including starter packs filled with sounds, effects, animations, and props, plus advanced creator features, offline content, and experience boosts which allow players to unlock new content that much faster. ...

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Respawn today announced Frontier’s Edge, the second DLC pack for Titanfall that introduces three exciting new maps including the isolated mining outpost of Dig Site, the exclusive beach resort of Haven and the mining hub on the side of a mountain known as Export. If you have Titanfall Season Pass, you can get this content pack for free. Otherwise, you can buy it for $9.99. Set in the near future on a distant frontier torn apart by war, Titanfall drops players in the middle of a conflict between the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and the Militia. The action is rapid and varied – featuring parkour-style wall running, massive double jumps and the ability to hijack titans. The freedom to shift back and forth between pilot and titan allows players to change tactics on the fly, attacking or escaping depending on the situation and extending the action vertically to new heights. ...

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As July is upon us, Microsoft today reminded us that they will begin rolling out the next system update for Xbox One around the world in the coming days. This will bring lots of new and enhanced features like Snap mode for achievements, double-tap to Snap, and more voice control choices in select regions. Read about it in detail below. •Snap Mode for Achievements. As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content right to your TV. •Double-tap to Snap. Double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to bring up Snap Center, where ...

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Last month, we reported that Bungie’s next-generation, first-person shooter “Destiny” beta will be made available to Xbox One and Xbox 360 users in late July. The actual game will be released on September 9 for both the platforms. Today, Activision announced that Destiny beta will launch on July 23rd for Xbox One and 360 owners. GAME OVERVIEW From the Creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend. A Bold New World Embark on an epic action adventure with rich cinematic storytelling where you unravel the mysteries of our universe and reclaim what we lost at the fall of our Golden Age. More Ways ...

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Microsoft Xbox users are experiencing issues is accessing content such as television seasons on Xbox Video. Some users also having issues with resuming playback on the Netflix application. Microsoft acknowledged the existing issue and confirmed that they are working to resolve it. “Xbox members, we know some of you are unable to watch television seasons that you’ve already purchased from Xbox Video, and we’re diligently working to correct this issue right away, We appreciate your patience during this process and will update you again when we have more information.” Read about the status here. ...

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The latest chapter in the award-winning series, SNIPER ELITE 3 is now available for download in both Xbox 360 and Xbox One Stores. Game Description: NORTH AFRICA 1942. Germany plans to build a wonder weapon – with the power to crush any Allied forces in its path. Sabotage their plans or the resistance is over. Stalk the shadows in silence or go loud in the blink of an eye. Relocate away from danger and hunt on your own terms in expansive non linear levels, with more choice, longer shots and verticality than ever before. Features: Competitive MP – Five modes of competitive action are featured: Deathmatch; Team Deathmatch; Distance King; Team Distance King; No Cross which is Team Deathmatch with a twist – both teams are separated with no risk of close-quarter surprise. Co-Op – Up to two players can choose from Story Campaign, Over watch and the all-new Survival ...

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343 Industries and Certain Affinity yesterday discussed about the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection in a panel at RTX. During that, they released a this new ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection Terminal’ Trailer. This new trailer shows the game featuring The Arbiter, voiced by actor Keith David. The Halo journey begins in 2014 by remembering and celebrating our past. This holiday, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will launch on Xbox One, marking the first time the entire Master Chief story will be playable on a single console. Included with Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Halo: Nightfall an original live-action digital series that introduces a pivotal new character in Halo 5: Guardians. In December, the journey continues with the competitive multiplayer beta of Halo 5: Guardians, leading up to the fall 2015 launch alongside the Halo television series. You can pre-order it from Amazon  and Microsoft Store from the link ...

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Few Xbox One users were recently charges for a demo game download from Xbox Store. EA acknowledged the issue and informed that some users were charged while downloading demos for FIFA 14 and EA Sports UFC due to an “error in the system.” They also informed that these game demos should be available for free free again within the next 24 hours. One of the NeoGAF user reported that FIFA 14 on Xbox One was listed as $4.99 while EA Sports UFC was listed as $6.65. The EA Sports UFC game was released June 17 on PS4 and Xbox One with a cameo by Bruce Lee. Source: NeoGAF user WarpathDC via: Polygon ...

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Microsoft announced the newest member of the Wordament franchise: Wordament® Snap Attack® – the constant word tournament for Windows devices few months back. Today, they have released the game for iOS devices and since it is an universal app, both iPad and iPhone users can enjoy the game. It is available in four puzzle languages: English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Like Wordament on iOS, we support Xbox sign-in with 10 achievements and 50 Gamescore. We also support Facebook and Guest sign-in, although when playing as a Guest you will not collect personal statistics or appear in our persistent leaderboards Game Description: Wordament ® Snap Attack ™ is a brand-new, fast-paced word-building tournament that challenges your brain in 2 1/2-minute rounds. Players from around the world compete on the same board, using the same clock, making as many Snaps as possible. At the end of each round, a real-time leaderboard shows ...

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At E3 this year, Microsoft revealed the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This is a remastered compilation of its classic Halo games in a unified UI for Xbox One later this year. This will go on sale for $59.99 on Nov. 11. This collection will include Halo 1, Halo 2 in 1080p, Halo 3 and Halo 4, with 100 multiplayer maps running in high-definition 1080p video at 60 frames per second on dedicated servers. There are two bonus things that come with this package. You will get access to beta of Halo 5: Guardians which will be available to play in December and also access to Halo Nightfall Digital series access. Today, Microsoft revealed that 343 Industries will be at Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) in Austin, Texas from July 4-6, including an exclusive panel dedicated to “Halo: The Master Chief Collection.” Halo fans will be able pick up limited-edition swag, shop at the “Halo” store, line up for an exclusive ...

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Microsoft announced few of the upcoming features in Xbox Music API at Build conference earlier this year. Those features are now available to all the developers. The new Xbox Music APIs make it easy for any app publisher to connect an app or website to be powered by music.  The Xbox Music API provides access to RESTful web services for building beautiful experiences using rich artist and album metadata across Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, iOS, and Android. Developers will be able to do the following, - Get the details of an album, an artist or a track if you know its ID. - Search for any album, artist or track details based on a string of keywords, e.g. “Madonna hang out”. - Get the top and newest albums of an artist. - Get a deep link that redirects nicely to the Xbox Music applications, whether on the Web, Windows Phone, ...

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World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition last month received a Russian-themed update “Soviet Steel” expansion with 29 killer USSR vehicles and two all-new maps. Fans will be able to experience some of the most iconic tanks of World War II, and several other tanks. You can download “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” for free with the new “Soviet Steel” contenton the Xbox Live Marketplace. Also the Combat Ready Starter Pack will be available starting August 12 for just $19.99. You’ll get the premium Panzer 38H Tier II German light tank, 200,000 in-game silver, 1.500 in-game gold, three days of premium account time (which grants a 50% boost to experience and silver), and a 30-day Xbox Live valid code for that $19.99. The Kliment Voroshilov series of tanks (“Soviet Steel” features the KV-1 and KV-1S) were a group of World War II-era heavy tanks, known primarily for having extremely heavy ...

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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is now available for download in both Xbox One and Xbox 360 stores. The good news is that Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will be available for free to Xbox One users as a free download as part of July’s Games with Gold. Game Description: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer where YOU take the role of a luchador to combat the evil Carlos Calaca and his hordes of undead minions, to rescue the kidnapped El Presidente’s Daughter. Use the power of your fists to battle an army of evil. Uncover hidden wrestling techniques like the Rooster Uppercut, Intenso turbo-combat mode and Dimension Swap to open new areas and secrets… But beware: Saving the world is not a task for the faint of heart. Find the listing here. via: Major Nelson ...

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Earlier this week, SHOWTIME ANYTIME launched their official app for Xbox 360 users. Xbox One users will be able to enjoy this app later this year. SHOWTIME ANYTIME app on Xbox 360 allows consumers in the US to enjoy unlimited on demand access to hundreds of hours of programming, as well as the live broadcast of the network’s East and West Coast feeds. If you’re looking for something new to watch, you can get ideas from categories like sports, comedy, documentaries and reality. In addition, you get the service’s full slate of special features like “My List,” which features your saved programs available through any device. You can even search through programming with speed and ease using Kinect voice and gesture controls to navigate, play and pause your SHOWTIME content. With the anticipated “Ray Donovan” Season 2 premiere just around the corner on July 13, SHOWTIME subscribers and Xbox 360 owners can catch up on Season 1 ...

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Sunset Overdrive game was announced during E3 2013 during Microsoft keynote as a Xbox One exclusive. Sunset Overdrive is an always changing, open-world shooter set in the not-so-distant future. The story is like this, a catastrophic event has left your city overrun by mutants. While the majority perish or transform, you flourish. Microsoft and Insomniac Games unveiled the first look at “Sunset Overdrive’s” co-op multiplayer at E3 2014 and today they posted a an action-packed video of the same. Choose Your Chaos Wisely – The amount of Chaos is what determines the difficulty of your team’s final Night Defense. The higher your Chaos– the tougher your Night Defense is going to be, but you’ll get more chances to receive cool rewards at the end. The amount of Chaos you have will depend on which missions you voted for leading up to Night Defense. Take a mission with a lot of chaos to increase ...

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