Game pre-loading was one of the very few features that was available on Sony PS4 over Xbox One. Last, week Microsoft announced that game pre-loading starting this September. Xbox One pre-order and pre-loading will also be available for FIFA 15 and Forza Horizon in the coming months. This will allow gamers to buy their favorite games before their release and start playing the games the moment they are released. Today, Microsoft revealed that Madden NFL 15 is now available for pre-loading and you can download it today. XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 29/08/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM BST ON THE RELEASE DATE. NO REFUNDS ON OR AFTER RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. To get 10% off your purchase ...

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Microsoft last month officially announced that Xbox One will go on sale in China on September 23rd. The launch lineup of games was also revealed. The console is priced at ¥3,699 RMB. At the Xbox One media briefing, Microsoft and BesTV revealed that more than 25 developers are building more than 70 games for Xbox One including exclusive content, free to play games, and blockbuster titles. Now, Chinese Government has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country’s emerging console sector. This number was revealed by BesTV in a Tuesday earnings statement. Although China often censors gaming content to weed out excessive violence, the approval of 5 million Xbox One units signals that the country’s government is still giving ample room for actual device sales. BesTV, a provider of Internet television services, is confident the Xbox ...

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As announced yesterday, MTV app is now available for download from Xbox Store for Xbox One customers. This app is launching on Xbox One in the U.S. with sneak peeks, bonus clips, recent full episodes from select MTV series with a TV subscription and more. You’ll also be able to read the latest in pop culture news, fashion and go behind-the-scenes of blockbuster movies. If you’re a huge fan of festivals, and music and video awards, MTV on Xbox One follows the latest and greatest. Download the app from Xbox Store. ...

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Microsoft today revealed the new larger Xbox 360 500GB Media Hard Drive. With this new hard drive, you’ll get more space for games, HD movies, and demos. As you already know, you can even install game discs to your hard drive. This will cost $109.99 when made available. Microsoft’s official website says pre-order is coming soon. Currently, Microsoft is selling Xbox 360 320GB Media Hard Drive for $129.99 at Microsoft Stores. So, this upcoming Hard Drive is a great deal. Find the official page here. Find out more about Xbox 360 storage devices here ...

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The Golf Club golf simulation game is now available for download from Xbox Store. This is also the first golf simulator on Xbox One platform. Game Description: The Golf Club is a next generation Golf Simulation which offers outstanding gameplay and Gorgeous Visuals. With the ability to Procedurally Generate courses and the depth of social interaction within the game there truly are an unlimited number of golf courses that can be created, shared and played with your friends. Purchase The Golf Club from the Xbox Game Store. ...

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At Gamescon last week, Microsoft revealed they will be selling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare custom Xbox One console bundle this holiday season. This custom bundle will include Call of Duty themed console, a controller, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day One edition game, and 1TB internal storage in the console. This custom bundle will go on sale for $499 USD and the pre-order has started today. This bundle will be available starting November 4th. This limited edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 1TB Xbox One pack will be exclusive to GAME in the UK and it will be available at £429.99 starting 4th November. US customers can pre-order it here from Amazon and here from Microsoft Store via: Eurogamer ...

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At gamescom 2014, 2K Games announced that Evolve’s Xbox One exclusive beta will become available in January 2015, and the game will be on sale on February 10. Also, Turtle Rock Studios gave a sneak peak into Evolve’s unique 4v1 hunt gameplay on a brand new map: Distillery. This new environment features the eponymous metallic structure set in a familiar-yet-alien forest teeming with wildlife. A river runs through it, complete with a towering waterfall and plenty of opportunities for platforming on the islands in current. As one might expect at a distillery, our team of hunters quickly found some hops – though these weren’t of the brewers’ variety. After one of my teammates finished off some of the aggressive local fauna, those of us who happened by the creature’s remains were awarded with a significant perk: 400% greater jump height. This bonus was helpful in keeping up with our flying kraken quarry, as we ...

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If you hate the ads on Xbox dashboard, then you must know that Allen Murray is the person who was responsible for starting this concept of ads on Xbox. Nowadays, the Xbox dashboard is full of ‘ads’, i.e., links promoting content and apps in the Xbox ecosystem. This idea came up for Allen a decade ago when he joined Microsoft from Amazon. Initially, his idea was not supported by his seniors at Microsoft as they rejected his idea saying that gamers will hate ads. Even though they are not really the usual ads, his choice of language, using terms like ‘advertising’ and ‘banner ads’ that conveyed a different tone among others. But Major Nelson supported his idea and took it to Xbox Live Arcade team for designing the Banner Of The Day (BOTD) system that they would use to schedule the ads. Nowadays the Xbox One UI is nearly all ‘ads’, i.e., links promoting content ...

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EA last month announced that have partnered with Microsoft to deliver EA Access, an all-new monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One. With this subscription which starts at  $4.99 a month, users can access a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. Apart from the games that will be available to download, EA Access will also gamers to download and try pre-release games. As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to try new EA games five days before the release date. Get ready to jump into Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL® 15 and Dragon Age™: Inquisition by downloading the game before the release date and playing for a limited time. And if you want to keep playing? Your progress in the trial will be saved so you can pick up right where you left off if you decide to purchase the ...

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For the seventh straight month, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has beat Xbox One in sales in the US. Even the increasing of console sales due to price cut was not enough for Microsoft to catch up with PS4. Despite having a solid platform for both games and entertainment apps, Microsoft’s console sales is not up to the mark due to poor marketing. Recently, Sony announced that they have sold over 10 million consoles to consumers to date which is almost double of what they announced back in February. Also Sony reported that PS4 “led the month for next generation software sales by a considerable margin,” and that “more than half of total next generation software sales” were for PS4. Find the list of top games in sales for the month of July below, 1.The Last of Us (PS4, PS3) 2.Minecraft (360, PS3) 3.FIFA 14 (360,PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Vita) 4.Watch Dogs ...

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Ori and the Blind Forest is an upcoming platform adventure video game designed by Moon Studios, and published by Microsoft Studios. “Ori and the Blind Forest” is easily one of the most stylistically gorgeous games we’ve seen on Xbox One so far. “Ori and the Blind Forest” was a critical choice at E3, winning more than 15 nominations and six wins from the gaming press. At Gamescom, Thomas Mahler and Gennadiy Korol of Moon Studios walked us through a later, tougher area of the game called Ginso Tree. Unlike the sprawling, largely lateral areas shown previously, Ginso Tree is a long, vertical ascent, with the goal of restoring the decaying tree’s natural state. Early in the level, Ori earns a new power essential to making the climb – the Bash Attack. Mahler explained that the team aims to develop abilities not usually seen in 2D games. Bash Attack is a familiar, ...

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Microsoft is taking the requests in Xbox UserVoice website seriously and implementing those features. There was a request with thousands of vote on more digital purchasing options and to solve the request, Microsoft today announced that soon you will be able to purchase digital download codes for select games and add-ons at participating retailers in the U.S. and UK. We’re kicking this off with digital download codes for select map and expansion packs for franchises like Halo and Forza, as well as fan favorite digital games including Max: Curse of Brotherhood and State of Decay. We look forward to adding more digital codes in the future from other publishers and in more countries in the coming months. Once you purchase the code at a participating retailer, you can redeem the code on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 console or via Xbox.com. This is an additional option to the gift cards already ...

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As part of the massive layoffs Microsoft announced last month, Microsoft decided to shut down the recently formed Xbox Entertainment Studios which was responsible for creating original programming for Xbox platform. CBS entertainment president Nancy Tellem was hired by Microsoft back in 2012 to lead these efforts and their recent production was “Every Street United” which was premiered on Xbox One during the world cup. There are about 12 projects currently in various stages of production. Hollywood reported today that XES is in discussions with Warner Bros. about possibly becoming a stand-alone entity based at the studio. If it happens, XES may become part of Machinima, the video game-centric YouTube network in which Warner Bros. has already invested it. A Warner Bros. spokeswoman said that the studio is “constantly having preliminary discussions regarding business opportunities with numerous companies at any given time. A conversation is just that — a conversation.” Hollywood Reporter says that ...

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As announced earlier this week, Microsoft is now rolling out the Xbox One system update to preview members. It includes no.of new social and entertainment features we shared earlier this week, in addition to a few unannounced features. Find the list of new features below, Some of the new features rolling out to our preview members include:   Parties – The Party App has been re-organized, so you can now see what activities everyone in your party is doing and tell more clearly who is playing in the same game with you.  You can also more quickly perform common actions like muting, joining, or sending game invites.  Also, Parties now have a Party Leader.  This person can change whether the party requires invitations, and she/he can remove others from the party. New Friends Section – The new Friends section has been available for a few early access preview members and we’re expanding ...

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Microsoft last week announced that Xbox One users in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to experience premium live TV features on Xbox One, such as the ability to access your favorite shows and channels with the sound of your voice through the OneGuide, with the new Xbox One Digital TV Tuner.  The new digital TV tuner will also support free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television standards. The most notable thing in this announcement is that this device is not coming to the US. Also, it may not be coming to the US anytime soon due to licensing restrictions by TV providers such as Comcast. Microsoft provided the following statement regarding this issue, The ability to stream TV content to mobile devices depends on a number of factors related to licensing. This feature is launching first in the UFIGS markets, where the Xbox Digital TV Tuner will ...

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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.” It’s been a year since Microsoft announced their plans to make any game development on any Xbox One unit, but they have not delivered yet. Speaking to Engadget at Gameecom, Phil Spencer revealed that the plans are still on, but it is not the priority right now. “I know, I know, I know,” Spencer told us in an interview this week ...

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