Review Category : Xbox

Microsoft entered the world of massive multiplayer online gaming by porting its massively successful PC game franchise Age of Empires to online. After months of beta testing, Age of Empires Online was launched on August 16th in 2011 worldwide for the gamers. Yesterday, the game have come to an end. AoE online team posted the following message on their blog thanking the gaming community, AOEO launched in August of 2011, with its first two civilizations, the Greeks and Egyptians. Over the years, we added the Persians, the Celts, the Babylonians and the Norse. We also added new modes like the Defense of Crete and Skirmish, to provide for multiple styles of play. In the summer of 2012 we even changed the basic model of the game itself, allowing players to earn Empire Points and play their way to owning more civilizations and vanity items, and adding shifting Alliances to give high-level Empires more ...

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Microsoft is now delivering a new dashboard app for users to get the latest news about the Xbox Preview program, report problems, and send feedback. You will have quick poll from the Xbox team which you can answer, try out specific new feature and provide feedback and more. From Xbox forums, • Go to Registration to register your console for the Preview program. And if you ever want to opt-out of the program or change your console’s preview settings, you can do that here too. • In Announcements, you’ll find info about what’s changed in each update, what’s new in this preview wave, and which known issues we’re already working on. • Quick poll is a single question from the Xbox team – questions might range from how you’d feel about a feature change to what your favorite Halo game is. And once you answer, you’ll see realtime results from ...

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Forza Motorsport 5′s much awaited add-on ‘The Hot Wheels Car Pack’ is now available for download. It includes 10 news cars like Lamborghini Veneno, the Lotus Type 49, and the Audi Auto Union Type D. Players can experience Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary car, the dramatic 2013 Lamborghini Veneno – a “First in Forza” exclusive — or travel back in time with the 1939 Audi Union Type D, the pinnacle of pre-war racing, or the 1952 Ferrari 375, the car that started Enzo Ferrari’s post-war racing dynasty. And if you’re craving something brand new, try Audi’s latest offering for the everyday enthusiast, the all-new 2015 Audi S3 Sedan. The rest of the pack includes additional appearances of your favorite cars from Toyota, Mazda, Ford, and more. This new add-on costs $9.99 in the Xbox Live Marketplace. If you are a “Forza Motorsport 5” Car Pass owner, then you can get it for free. One of the cars ...

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A free add-on called “Tactical Taco Pack” is now available for “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare” game in Xbox Store. In this game, you need to battle your way through one of the most peculiar gardens you’ll ever see while blasting countless, far from garden-variety zombies with an arsenal of zany weapons that include a garlic drone and the bonkchoy punch. Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, offers an in-depth look at all the Tactical Taco madness in “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare’s” upcoming free add-on, available July 1. The “Tactical Taco Party Pack” includes a brand new game mode, Vanquish Confirmed, along with a new map, additional character variants, and a whole lot more. If you don’t own the game, you can order it from Amazon or Microsoft Store from the links below, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox One – Microsoft Store. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox ...

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This week’s games and add-on Deals with Gold in now live in the Xbox Games Store. You can enjoy these discounts from now now through 7 July 2014. Find the list of games under this deal below, Xbox One: Content Title Content Type Discount % Thief Xbox One Game 40% Assassin’s Creed IV MP Character #1 Blackbeard’s Wrath* Add-on 30% Assassin’s Creed IV MP Multiplayer #2 Guild of Rogues* Add-on 30% Assassin’s Creed IV Season Pass* Add-on 30% Assassin’s Creed IV Freedom Cry* Add-on 30% Assassin’s Creed IV Illustrious Pirates* Add-on 30% Xbox 360: Content TitleContent TypeDiscount % Child of Light Arcade 33% Flashback Arcade 67% Cloudberry Kingdom Arcade 67% Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Arcade 75% I Am Alive Arcade 75% From Dust Arcade 75% Freefall Racer Arcade 75% Narco Terror Arcade 75% Pro Evolution Soccer* Games on Demand 67% Pro Evolution Soccer World Challenge Day* Add-on 50% Assassin’s Creed IV Add-ons* Assassin’s Creed IV MP Character #1 Blackbeard’s Wrath Add-on 30% Assassin’s ...

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Tyler Schrenk was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident two years ago, and since then his daily activities became a lot more challenging. Thanks to Microsoft software engineer Jose Blakeley whom he met in a Church last year, he became aware of Windows speech recognition. To make use of it, he bought Microsoft Surface running Windows 8 to use for his daily activities. Using his voice, Schrenk operates a variety of Microsoft products and services – Internet Explorer, Bing, Outlook, Word and Excel. Now, he uses his tablet for a growing number of tasks: an Excel spreadsheet to track his caloric intake; Outlook to send email; and Internet Explorer to keep track of his fantasy football league, and follow his favorite teams: the Seattle Seahawks and University of Washington Huskies. Not just Surface, he also uses Xbox One with Kinect. Since the whole system is voice enabled, ...

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Just last week Microsoft announced that they are bringing Xbox One achievements and more to Xbox.com. Microsoft said that they are planning to bring Xbox One profile, game clips, etc, to the web as well. One of the most requested community features we’ve seen as of late is the ability to view your Xbox One data on Xbox.com. We’re happy to announce that the first of these elements – your Xbox One profile, Achievements, friends, followers, and game clips – will be viewable on Xbox.com beginning next week. This new update to Xbox.com with Xbox One profile, Achievements, friends and more support is now already rolling out to users. In fact, I gave it a try few minutes back and it is a neat addition to Xbox gaming experience. Check it out your profile at Xbox.com. ...

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Back in April, Microsoft announced that they are launching Xbox One in China in September. Thanks to the partnership with BesTV, Xbox One will also be the first system of its kind to launch in China. Launching Xbox One in China is a significant milestone for both Microsoft and for the industry. Today, Chinese online electronics site Zol.com posted an image showing that Xbox One will cost around 4500 RMB in China. 4999 RMB is about $800! Yes, China will have to pay more the console even though it was manufactured locally due to their taxing structure. Kotaku claims that this is just the expect price of the unit, Zol and the rest of Chinese media are citing one webpage, a webpage that Kotaku’s been unable to access, as the source of the 4999 RMB price point. Looking at the screen capture, the 4999 RMB price tag might just be the ...

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Microsoft’s Xbox One is lagging behind Sony’s PS4 in sales. Lots of factors can be said to justify the same, but many analysts believe that Xbox One’s pricing was the significant one. Microsoft realized this and announced a new SKU for a cheaper price last month. Another factor could be around marketing of the console. Microsoft positioned Xbox One as the all-in-one entertainment console whereas Sony marketed it as the pure gaming console. A recent report from WSJ reveals that Sony is now out-spending Microsoft in TV ads for promoting their consoles. According to numbers from January 2014 through May via research firm iSpot, Sony had spent $59M to Microsoft’s $34.7M. Sony spent the most on networks like FOX, FOX Sports, Comedy Central, ESPN and TNT. Microsoft spent a lot on the two FOX channels and Comedy Central, AMC and TBS. The brand’s most digitally effective ad year-to-date is its ...

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Bungie’s next-generation, first-person shooter “Destiny” beta will be made available to Xbox One and Xbox 360 users late next month. The actual game will be released on September 9 for both the platforms. But the Destiny beta will be landing on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in late-July for fans who have pre-ordered the game. You can Pre-order Destiny for Xbox from Amazon here. Bungie today revealed the list of Xbox Live achievements that you can earn via Destiny on Xbox. Find the list below.   Source: Bungie ...

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GameStop is now running a limited time campaign over this weekend for Xbox One fans. The gamers will get exclusive saving, demos and more. For example, you save $10 on an Xbox One controller and $20 on Xbox Live Gold Membership when you buy a Xbox One. Similarly, you can save $20 on an Xbox One stereo headset and $30 on a Turtle Beach Ear Force X07 headset. On the game front, GameStop’s sale is offering Wolfenstein: The New Order, NBA2K14, and Zumba Fitness World Party for $20 off the regular price. The retailer is also juicing up its trade-in deals to try to convince gamers to give up their current systems in exchange for an Xbox One. In a deal good until July 13, consumers can score an extra 50 percent credit by trading in any system toward an Xbox One. Read more from the link below. via: CNET ...

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Bungie’s next-generation, first-person shooter “Destiny” beta will be made available to Xbox One and Xbox 360 users late next month. The actual game will be released on September 9 for both the platforms. With its seamless blend of single-player, cooperative, and multiplayer action, Bungie’sDestiny is one of the most intriguing Xbox One games of 2014. When we had a chance to check out the game at E3 a few weeks ago, we had an absolute blast with the head-to-head multiplayer mode – known as Crucible in Destiny’s parlance – and couldn’t wait to play more. This made today’s big news that much sweeter, as the folks at Bungie have announced that the Destiny beta will be landing on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in late-July for fans that pre-order the game. Pre-order Destiny for Xbox from Amazon here. ...

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Microsoft today announced that they are bringing Xbox One achievements and more to Xbox.com. Microsoft is planning to bring Xbox One profile, game clips, etc, to the web as well. One of the most requested community features we’ve seen as of late is the ability to view your Xbox One data on Xbox.com. We’re happy to announce that the first of these elements – your Xbox One profile, Achievements, friends, followers, and game clips – will be viewable on Xbox.com beginning next week. Here’s a preview of what to expect: More enhancements, like your Activity feed, are on the way. But in the meantime put these new features through their paces next week, and keep your suggestions coming! Source: Major Nelson ...

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Microsoft today posted a video highlighting the advantages of buying Xbox Live Gold subscription. With Xbox Live Gold subscription, you get free games every month, the multiplayer gaming, exclusive member discounts up to 75% on games in the Xbox Store and more. Read the full list of features below. The most advanced multiplayer: Play games like Titanfall™ and Halo with your friends on a network powered by over 300,000 servers for maximum performance. Cloud-hosted multiplayer helps eliminate lag and cheating. And on Xbox One, find new challengers who fit your skill and style with Smart Match.* Find the perfect match: Smart Match on Xbox One finds you new challengers who fit your skill and style, using intelligent algorithms. And the community-powered reputation system helps identify cheats and annoying people to keep them out of your games.* Never miss a moment: You no longer have to wait in lobbies while a ...

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Microsoft Xbox in March announced the kick-off of the “Kinect Sports Rivals World Championship,” the first ever global motion-sports competition. The “Kinect Sports Rivals World Championship” is a competition for players from around the world who mastered “Kinect Sports Rivals” gameplay skills. Now, 11 skilled semi-finalists have played their way to the top, and will be flown to San Diego for a live, in-person championship during Comic-Con. Microsoft also revealed that the final championship will take place in the Xbox Gamers Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego on Saturday, July 26 between 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT. The grand prize winner at San Diego Comic-Con will be awarded $10,000 in cash, plus the trip of a lifetime for two to one of four amazing destinations: a water sports adventure in Bora Bora, walking the Great Wall of China, trekking to Machu Picchu or skiing the Swiss Alps. Additional prizes ...

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In its official blog, Microsoft today highlighted the amazing line up of games coming to Xbox One platform this holiday season. Totally nine exclusive blockbuster games coming to Xbox One in addition to other DLC on first on Xbox titles. In fact, Xbox One’s 2014 exclusive games lineup got more than 60 nominations and 25 award wins to date, including seven nominations for the prestigious Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards, leading the industry for 2014 games. “Congratulations to the creators who are receiving broad acclaim for the games shown at E3,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “We saw an incredible display of games at E3 from across the industry and we’re thrilled gamers will have such a wide selection available this year on Xbox One, including “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” “Sunset Overdrive,” “Forza Horizon 2,” “Ori and the Blind Forest.” Xbox One is the only place you can play these ...

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