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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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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At Gamescom, Microsoft revealed dozens of games from ID@Xbox that will come first to console on Xbox One, via the self-publishing program for independent developers. Find th e list of games below. Microsoft said that they are working with more than 500 developers with development kits. As part of ID@Xbox, Microsoft is committed to offering developers the tools they need to bring innovative experiences to Xbox One.  It’s an exciting time for independent games on Xbox One. Ranging from the wonderfully chaotic jetpack action ball game #IDARB, to the mysterious world of Ghost of a Tale, there is no shortage of excitement at gamescom this year. Join us in the Xbox booth to check out 20 games firsthand, take a deeper look at the collection of exclusive games in the video above – and check out the Xbox One Store for the latest independent games, including Warframe launching next month. All of the ID@Xbox games shown during Aztez ...

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Google today announced an updated YouTube app with all new design for Xbox users. With this new app, you will be able to find videos you want more easily with the updated YouTube app for TV designed specifically for the big screen. You can also access all the videos and playlists from channels. You can update this app in Xbox Store on Xbox One consoles. Find it all more easily with the guide The channels you subscribe to and videos you care about will be a click away with a guide on the left side that’s just like the guide you see on YouTube on your computer, phone, and tablet. When you sign in, you can jump to all the latest videos from your subscriptions and recommendations in the What to Watch section, or pop on a playlist you’ve saved such as Blogilates’ Cardio AB Attack and turn your TV into ...

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Earlier this week, Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing that Rise of the Tomb Raider game will be exclusive to Xbox One. This game will be available next year for the holiday season. Crystal Dynamics, the developer behind the game posted the following information regarding their exclusive partnership with Microsoft, “Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past – we believe this will be a step to really forging the Tomb Raider brand as one of the biggest in gaming, with the help, belief and backing of a major partner like Microsoft.” There were lots of questions regarding this exclusive deal, Phil Spencer clarified them later. Rise of the ...

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As Zen Studios announced last month, Pinball FX2 game is now available for download from Xbox Store. Game description: All of your favorite pinball tables are now available on Xbox One! Download the free Pinball FX2 platform and access to the best pinball library available, featuring tables based on the biggest names in pop-culture. The fantasy themed Sorcerer’s Lair table is available for free play for all players! Table library includes Star Wars™ Pinball, Marvel Pinball, Plants vs. Zombies™ Pinball and a great collection of original designs from the pinball wizards at Zen Studios. New tables are added all the time! Pinball FX2 on Xbox One Features: • 1080p Full HD resolution at 60 frames per second • Split-screen multiplayer • Hotseat multiplayer • Compete against other players on all tables to achieve the highest Super Score • Team up with your friends to increase your Wizard Score • Table ...

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Yesterday, Microsoft announced the new Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty®:Advanced Warfare Bundle which looks amazing. This special edition bundle includes a massive 1TB hard drive and in-game sound effects and the console is emblazoned with Sentinel Task Force iconography. The wireless controller looks like an artifact from the powerful battlegrounds of the future. Contents: Custom Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare console with 1 terabyte hard drive and sound effects Custom Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wireless Controller Full game download of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare In game bonus content: Unique exoskeleton Advanced Arsenal which features an EM1 Quantum directed-energy weapon and a bullet brass exoskeleton Digital Personalization Pack One chat headset, HDMI cable, and power supply Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare packaging Features: Pre-order today to get everything you’ll need to prevail in a new era of Call of Duty Features a massive 1TB ...

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Microsoft today reveals Deals with Gold games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. The discounts include 50% off on popular games like Titanfall, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, EA Sports UFC and more. These discounts are valid now through 18 August 2014. You can now get Titanfall for just around $25! Xbox One deals: Content Title Content Type Discount % EA Sports UFC Xbox One Game 33% Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Xbox One Game 50% Titanfall Xbox One Game 50% Titanfall Expedition Add-on 30% Just Dance 2014 tracks* “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore Add-on 40% “Timber” - Pitbull Ft. Ke$ha Add-on 40% “Gangnam Style” – PSY Add-on 40% “Sexy And I Know It” – LMFAO Add-on 40% “Don’t You Worry Child” – Swedish House Mafia Add-on 40%   Xbox 360 deals: Content TitleContent TypeDiscount % Crystal Defenders Arcade 50% Final Fantasy XIII-2 Games on Demand 50% Gyromancer Arcade 50% Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Games on Demand ...

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Trueachievements.com is one of the popular Xbox community website on the web. Microsoft approached the website in bringing their experience to Xbox One console and it is happening. Tureachievements app will be available on Xbox One in the coming months. In addition to the following listed features, they are planning to add snapped mode and voice support as well. Like many other apps, you can even earn achievements. It will feature the following, • Achievement solutions • Gaming sessions • The latest Xbox news • True scoring • Friend feeds • Stats – for games, achievements and gamers • Achievement lists and solutions for games and apps on ALL Xbox platforms • Milestone charts • Friend game leaderboardsWe’re also planning to include . Read more about it here. ...

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Following the release of Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge DLC, at Gamescom, Titanfall developers revealed the first details around Titanfall: IMC Rising, the third DLC pack for Titanfall. In this new content, gamers will fight across three new maps including Backwater, Zone 18 and Sandtrap. Titanfall: IMC Rising is the third content pack that is available for $9.99. If you have Titanfall Season Pass, you can download it for free. For fans looking to get all three content packs (Titanfall: Expedition, Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge and Titanfall: IMC Rising) while saving a few bucks, the Titanfall Season Pass is the way to go. Available for a one-time price of $24.99*, the Titanfall Season Pass is available for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC and delivers all three content packs as soon as they become available. Order Titanfall from the following links, Order Titanfall Xbox One game from Amazon Order Titanfall PC game from ...

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The games with social aspect integrated into them are now becoming popular. It allows them to enjoy the game with their friends, allow them to meet new people in competitive multiplayer, or just chatting in a pre-game lobby and more. At Gamescom, Microsoft demoed the above the video which shows how the development teams at Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios have been hard at work to make sure that Forza Horizon 2 will be the most social racing game ever made. The key for the team was to ensure everyone’s game feels connected, even when you’re not in multiplayer. For instance, when you’re in your solo campaign, you’ll see your friends’ Drivatars cruising around the world, practically daring you to challenge their best times. This is made even easier thanks to the fact that you’ll be presented with friend comparisons for nearly everything you do in-game. Coolest of all, ...

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During the Xbox gamescom 2014 Media Briefing, Microsoft revealed that the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta will run from Dec. 29, 2014 through Jan. 18, 2015 and focus on just a portion of Halo 5: Guardians’ full multiplayer experience – arena gameplay. Featuring intense 4 vs. 4 showdowns, arena combat in Halo 5: Guardians will start players with the same loadout, ensuring matches are perfectly balanced and competitive. The Multiplayer Beta includes seven maps and three game types, as well as a variety of different armor sets to customize your Spartan with. Available from Dec. 29, 2014 through Jan. 18, 2015. Owners of “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” will be among the first to experience a new generation of “Halo” multiplayer in the “Halo 5: Guardians” Multiplayer Beta. Focusing on the arena multiplayer legacy that the franchise is known for, the Beta will feature a multitude of maps, several game ...

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