Showing posts with label Xbox One. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xbox One. Show all posts

A “lightweight Xbox One” less powerful may be coming in 2016

Now an Xbox One Hardware Revision is rumored to be on the way
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hardware revisions have to an expected part of the console life cycles for decades, but usually they are hardware updates meant that kick up sales and reduce costs of production. Now an Xbox One Hardware Revision is rumored to be on the way, but it does not sound like quite the same thing.

According to Microsoft blogger Brad Sams the Petri, rumors of a "lightweight Xbox One" were taking in recent months.


If he says easy, he does not speak of an elegant, optimized version like the Xbox 360s Slim edition, but it is slightly less powerful - get your jokes about the current Xbox one's Power ready for the "Comments" section - and less expensive.

The system, he says, is "a lightweight Xbox One, perhaps the only for Windows save games and compete with Apple TV." Similar rumors were floating around during the start window for the Xbox One a few years back, but obviously were scrapped. My guess is that if something like this was in the wings, the plans went out the window together with Microsoft's lead thanks to the Xbox One's a botched unveiling and release.

If this happens, we can look forward to seeing you in the second half of the year, which is the system was announced at E3.

If Microsoft is thinking about something like this, you need to make sure that it is not something that can be confused with the Xbox One. Add the consumer confusion of the system already lagging sales could be a severe blow to the console.

This is all rumor now, but it seems reasonable that Microsoft is encryption internally for each type to catch the Xbox brand to the revitalized play station name. Even if Spencer has admitted that the Xbox One is simply not catch up to the PlayStation 4, it makes sense, they were looking for ways to lift up the larger Xbox brand.

As for the Xbox One a proper revision if the system keeps pace with the 360, we would see that sometime in 2018 - the Xbox One such as the Xbox 360, received an Elite Edition Two years after release, and the 360s Slim edition hit in 2010, five years after.

source: technobuffalo

Just Dance 2015 is one of the best selling Amazon games

Just Dance 2015 is one of the best selling Amazon games
 
Amazon has gone ahead and revealed their top selling items this season. A lot of things, such as the continued success of frozen expected. Some are unexpected, such as Acer, ASUS, HP and Chromebooks being the most popular teams this year. However, nothing is a bigger surprise that Just Dance 2015 being one of Amazon’s three most popular video games.

Yes, Just Dance 2015 was one of the best selling Amazon. The other two were of Call of Duty:  


Advanced Warfare and Super Smash Bros. Both of sense. They were anticipated games set number, type of securities purchased consoles. This makes it even more amazing success of Just Dance 2015.

I guess it's a dark horse, like Frozen: The Adventures of Olaf for the DS. Just Dance 2015 has a reputation, and is very recognizable. Perhaps families viewed as a safe bet for children. Especially since it is available for the PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Still, it's surprising that in a year with many games, Destiny and Titanfall not reach the list of Amazon. I guess the rhythm has a lot of people this year.


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The Walking dead stumbles to PS4, Xbox One

Game of the Year-Winning The Walking Dead: A Series Telltale Games now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One


The Walking dead stumble to PS4, Xbox One

Both seasons of the critically acclaimed series from Telltale available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One first


 Editorial digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, announced today the launch of The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season - A series of Telltale Games and The Walking Dead: Season Two - a series Telltale Games; both available now in stores and retail for download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time in North America, and is available in Europe on October 31. Retail editions will also be available first on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The Walking Dead is set in the world of the award-winning comic book series by Robert Kirkman and offers a gaming experience tailored emotionally charged where actions and decisions of a player affects how the story plays throughout the series.

"Since the release of the series in 2012, the team has been incredibly proud to continue breaking new ground in the art of interactive theater as part of the award-winning world of Robert Kirkman," said Kevin Bruner, President and Co-Founder of Telltale Games. "Now available in more than six thousand mobile devices console, the Xbox and PlayStation 4 One formats usher in a greater scope of Telltale, and are excited to be preparing players around the world for an exciting third season which is to come. "

To date, the series has sold more than 39 million episodes worldwide, with its first season earning over 90 Game of the Year awards from outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid and GamesRadar, and has also received two BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game.

The second end of the season was met with critical acclaim in the press, with IGN.com awarded the Editor's Choice episode 9.5 out of 10 rating, calling it "provocative, painful and unforgettable," saying: "This is perhaps . the most harrowing and tense episode of Telltale nothing has ever made How Clementine prepares for the impact of everything in front of it depends on you - and where it has left me in awe. " Nerdist.com also gave final perfect Score May 5, saying "creepy, gripping, but never free - Season 2 of The Walking Dead was one of the best gaming experiences I've had in a long time, and No Going Back is a real time microphone to drop the series. "

The Walking Dead: Season Two - Serie A Telltale Games continues the story of Clementine, an orphan girl from the beginning of the apocalypse undead, left to survive in a world gone mad. Players will struggle to outwit the dead and the living in situations that will test your morality and control the flow of the story through the choices they make.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season has "M" (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language and the ESRB. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season Two has an "M" (Mature) Blood and gore, intense violence, strong language, suggestive themes, use of alcohol and snuff and the ESRB rating.


The Evil Within Xbox One

For a game about the dangers of brain invasion, the evil within is not above some mind-Messing own. 

Implementation of the classic tune Clair de lune when your hero reaches a save point creates a Pavlovian response. Tinkling ivories means security in a world to kill you. No tinkling ivories? Better try to keep your organs inside your body a little more. Eventually the mind plays tricks: think hearing the first bars in the wind; Turns out it's the jingle restrictions brandishing a chainsaw maniac.


This is not a new trick Shinji Mikami - think typewriters rooms soothing Resident Evil - but walking through a dark unknown. Mikami graduates from fearsome reptile ghost to a suffocating oppression house. A deep darkness makes it hard to see more than a few meters ahead. The flashlight on the belt often blind to their lens flare or glare makes you look wobbly nonexistent monsters in shadows. Even the aspect ratio is against you; thick black bars 2.35: 1 violate sight like a roof that descends into one of the many deadly traps of the game.

The Evil Within Xbox One

Of course, this is survival horror developers pushing their luck, seeing how much he can not prevent inciting hatred. The Evil Within really going for it. How's this for an opening tutorial: a policeman, and limping unarmed, against a demonic butcher. Few games have the guts to carry it out and even fewer have the gut-rendering technology to make your attacks macabre justice. You learn and learn fast: to distract throwing bottles hidden in the cupboards and use of meters painfully short sprint Sebastian Castellanos' to your advantage.

It is interesting to play this so soon after Alien: Isolation. That predator game AI was a reaction to the more linear horror Japan. No room for both approaches in the world. The exhaust is much cleaner in Evil Within - break line of sight and hop in a closet and you're safe - but can still create extreme panic as you try to escape the unwinnable battles. A prominent sequence looks relatively easy fetch quests randomly interrupted by a man who can not be killed and can kill with a touch. It was frightening in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and is scary here.

Fleeing from attackers is only a small part of the game. Most played as the sequel Resident Evil 4 that we never had. Survive the first stressful time and you get a gun, and some demonic ghost town hicks. Aim the sights in the first head you see, pull the trigger and the resulting silencer - think someone throwing a brick into a watermelon - it's enough to say that the teacher is back. With so little ammunition, Mikami can do every bullet feels like an event. Nail the perfect shot and waterfalls pump blood on his clothes and drip Castellanos.

The Evil Within Xbox One

Geysers and neck pump higher, so the scope of the action reaches a little further. The sneak Castellanos serving so well in the cowardly can be woven in battle to attract the villagers in their own traps or deliver fatal stab wounds to the head. And the choice of sacrificing the bodies largely fallen enemies to stop standing back up, can be programmed to turn on nearby threats, becoming a potential corpse firebomb. Throw in the arrows 'Agony Bolts' plant explosives or electrical traps and strategic options branch into endless forms of entertainment.

And as Resi 4 is rarely repeated. A level starts with a siege (echoes of sublime moment 4 cottage), moves in challenging sniping against a medieval pitchers harpoons, take a quick detour to stop execution and, twenty minutes - and two dead ogres - later, somehow ends up with a fight against a giant zombie mutt. And this is one hour of 18, many of whom have the same volume of ideas. Not all hours are equal - a parking configuration boss killed us 20 times in a row with cheap viciously attacks - but most are nice.

It has no clear sense of a journey of Resident Evil 4, though. Creeping madness justifies a story that drags our hero between locations on a whim and bombard us with crazy effects trite. Memo to the games industry: broken minds do not begin and end with shaky camera angles and a red filter. Half the time you have no idea what you're actually battling it. To feel so powerless in the grand scheme of things, when the rest of the game is about courageously battling for control from moment to moment seems slightly miscalculated.

It's almost as if the evil within can not reconcile his desire to put through the wringer with Mikami impeccable eye for building a survivor. Being stuck in the gas chamber with an invincible murderer gets the pulse racing, sure, but give us an army of soft heads, you pulpable any day. Not that the former is bad, it's just that the latter is so good, good Resident Evil 4, you can not stop forwarding a bit distracting. As much as Clair de lune triggers a Pavlovian response, these heads do the same: see one, shoot one and know that Shinji Mikami is back.


PES 2015 Demos Go Live On Xbox One and Playstation 4

PES 2015 Demos Go Live On Xbox One and Playstation 4

Konami has officially opened the demos of PES 2015 One Xbox and Playstation 4 platforms.


They are also available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 FIFA 15 While his competition already was released and received rave reviews from most critics, Konami has always had the tendency to release their games a few weeks later his opponent. The demo is now available in all territories, including North America and Europe. You can easily download from the Playstation Network Store or Xbox store to experience the new football team has created.

Competitive Features


Compared with previous versions, PES 2015 is going to be completely different, and offer a realistic surround experience, according to Konami. The drastic change has been possible because developers now have access to powerful hardware with the next generation of consoles. The game runs on the new Fox engine that captures realistic player movements and also adds several movements like pulling shirts, emotions, struggle to take control of the ball and so on. With so many new things to look forward, the developer promises to be the best football experience ever on Pro Evolution Soccer franchise.

PC demo has not been confirmed


Despite the PES 2015 demo is available on all consoles, the PC version of the same has not been confirmed by Konami. The company refused to confirm any news that makes us think that there can never be a PC demo at all. However, if you are a player who loves to enjoy it on the Windows platform, you need not worry as this is only the demo that are jumping. The full game will begin as planned without any obstacles and we are sure it will look great as computers are always ahead in terms of hardware.

For a long time, whether or Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer, the company has always been mediocre in terms of presentation and licensing. It has changed to a great extent with the new PES 2015, most likely we can confirm the same time the game is released and reviews start pouring. You probably begin to see some of the reviews show, so plan to bring so in the coming days and share some comments productive player.

Games Free Games gold October for Xbox One and 360 Include Battlefield, Darksiders

Three new games in total will be free for Xbox Live Gold members next month.





Microsoft today announced the free games that will receive the Xbox Live Gold members in October Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Xbox One owners will be getting only a new free game next month. Chariot, a co-op action-platform independent developer Frima Studios of, will be free when it launches on Xbox One. (Also coming to PlayStation 4, Wii U and PC.) It will take the place of the Super Time Force, which means you must be sure to add that game to the library before the end of the month.

No other game announced a free Xbox sounds like a Crimson Dragon Games remain with Gold title for the third consecutive month.

On Xbox 360, two of quality - if a little more - free games will be made in October. Starting October 1, you can pick up Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the substitution of Halo: Reach (which is still free at the moment). Taking place in Bad Company on October 16 will Darksiders II, which gives you the opportunity to see what $ 50 million toward decisions.
 


Xbox One: 

  • Chariot 
  • Crimson Dragon

Xbox 360:

  •  Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  •  Darksiders II

NBA 2K15 player  Create on  Xbox One / PS4 by scanning your face

NBA 2K15 Create on player Xbox One / PS4 to analyze your Face

If, like me, you do not have the patience to perfectly recreate your look in the system of character customization in a game, NBA 2K15 is offering a good substitute: You can now simply scan your face in the game.


This new technology face exploration is carried out in Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of 2K15. To do this, you obviously need the camera the respective console. (Fortunately, buyers Xbox Kinect least one will be able to start just before Kinects buyingstandalone 2K15 will be released.)

The video above shows the process of scanning your face; Basically, you get very close (6-12 inches) of the camera and slowly turn your head 30 degrees left and right. According to 2K, it only takes about 30 seconds in total, although it is assumed that all goes well.

Once your face has been scanned, the game will build a custom head based on that data. Although not the first game to do something like this - remember Rainbow Six. Vegas doing an abomination of the head at the time - 2K says the process "is not capturing an image the 3D model is captured all over her face, that brings more realism than any system before. "

With his face in the game, you can touch up your eyes, giving you the opportunity to perform a rhinoplasty in his own virtual (or anything else). You can see more of this in the gallery below.

NBA 2K15 launches on October 7 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.


Working for Microsoft Xbox games flow right to your browser

Microsoft is developing technology that transmits Xbox games on PC browsers.

if a new report by veteran journalist Brad Sams Microsoft Neowin is correct. One Both Xbox and Xbox 360 games are supposed to work with the service, which can be accessed through Internet Explorer or Chrome.


Microsoft Xbox games
 

Last year, Microsoft has it used the effervescent power of the cloud to show Halo 4 is running on a Windows Phone, among other devices. This browser-based solution is apparently the continuation of this research, as well as use for a huge infrastructure of Microsoft Azure cloud.

According to Sams, "Xbox 360 offered the full experience, including the dashboard runs in the browser too ... The product, as it is right now, has the Xbox brand and works outside the walls of Microsoft . "

Another source said Sams experience will provide 60 frames per second, which is more than I can say for most Xbox 360 and Xbox One games.


Xbox 360 and Xbox One games.
 
The fact that Microsoft is entering the streaming space is not a big surprise. OnLive has broadcast games on multiple platforms for years, Steam now allows home streaming PC games, Nvidia Shield streams PC games, and Sony is making its big push with PlayStation now. Just last month Microsoft Research published details of DeLorean, its initiative to reduce the backlog of web-based games.

This is where I'm confused though: PlayStation Now is the direct equivalent of this Microsoft service, and runs exclusively on PlayStation devices. Why will Microsoft Xbox and Xbox 360 games one and make them available on all computers? I have no idea, and this is the piece of rumor that gives me pause. The Xbox one is not selling incredibly well, but neither is selling so poorly that streaming system based on PC makes a lot of sense.

Unless, that is, the technology allows you to transmit only the dashboard and games directly from your own Xbox, similar to the form of vapor streaming at home working with computers. In that case, Xbox streaming to Windows devices could help shore up struggling sales of Windows tablets and give the Xbox an advantage on the PlayStation 4, the Remote Play functions are limited to a handful of mobile devices from Sony.

Of course, this project (if any) is safe within the laboratory-which means Microsoft Research is a possibility that we never see, or come, but in a totally different way. In any case, we keep you informed if we find more.

Xbox One launch day hardware issues abound, but fortunately no sign of the red ring of death yet

Xbox 720 red ring

After the absurd and complicated roller coaster ride of the Xbox 180 pre-launch debacle, the Xbox One is finally finding its way into the living rooms of consumers. 

While many users are happily channel surfing and playing with their Xbox Ones, some users are hitting major issues. From faulty Blu-ray drives to unexplained buzzing to iPhone-like scuffs, the Xbox One launch is far from perfect. Hopefully, these failures don’t turn out to be an issue on par with the Xbox 360′s now-infamous red ring of death.

By far, the Xbox One’s most obnoxious day-one issue is the broken Blu-ray drives shipped to a number of consumers. When a disc is inserted, you’re not greeted with a nice loading screen or even a sad-faced error message. Instead, all you get is a shrill clicking noise announcing to the world that your shiny new console is broken. It’s almost as if the drive itself is mocking you, really.

 

Not to be outdone, this video shows an Xbox One making an eery buzzing noise without any explanation. Did something come loose inside the case? Is the fan scraping something? Nobody knows for sure quite yet, but I know I couldn’t stand to listen to this YouTube video for more than a few seconds before I had to shut it off.

 

Some forum denizens over at Neowin have reported that some Xbox One models are being received with noticeable scuff marks. Long streaks, missing hunks of plastic, and ugly dings leave the console looking like it lost a fight in a pub parking lot. Actually, this seems very familiar to Apple’s iPhone 5 “scuffgate,” so it’s not hard to believe that a high-profile device like this could ship in such a banged-up state.

Xbox one scuffgate

 Infuriatingly, some users have had problems connecting to the servers to pull-down the Xbox One’s day-one patch. While this hasn’t been directly attributed to a hardware issue, it’s quite frustrating nonetheless. This time last week, I couldn’t connect to PSN at all on my PS4, so my console was effectively useless for a few hours. Connectivity issues will vary wildly based on network setup and server load, but we can expect this problem to solve itself after launch-day traffic dies down.

 

Keep in mind, it’s still too early to tell how wide-spread these issues are. Some failures are absolutely unavoidable for a consumer electronics launch of this scale, but we have a valid reason to be wary. After the huge number of broken units last generation, Microsoft is being watched under a microscope. Worse, I’ve heard reports of Microsoft support phone queues extending past two hours today, so getting help will be a real chore if you do run into a problem. These issues aren’t reason enough to panic just yet, but holding out on your next-gen purchases for a few months wouldn’t be a terrible idea.

source: extremetech.com