Category:  Microsoft


Xbox One Passes The 5 Million Units Shipped Mark

By Joel Palermo, April 18, 2014 2

Following Sony’s latest announcement of selling over 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles, Microsoft has stated that its latest console, Xbox One, has just passed the 5 million units shipped mark, according to an announcement from Xbox corporate vice president of marketing, strategy and business Yusef Mehdi. Additional NPD Data from Microsoft shows that Xbox One sold roughly 311,000 units in March, the same month in which Titanfall was the number one selling game in the United States. Exact sales figures were not given, however.

It should be noted that PlayStation 4′s sales figures are based on units sold directly to customers, while Xbox One’s sales figures are based on the number of units sold to retailers. Regardless, Mehdi noted that Xbox One sales are 60 percent higher than they were at the same time of Xbox 360′s lifespan.
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Creator of Halo Theme Fired From Bungie “Without Cause”

By Joel Palermo, April 16, 2014 0

On Tuesday, Bungie’s in-house composer and creator of the Halo theme, Marty O’Donnell, was fired “without cause,” according to a tweet from O’Donnell himself.
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Watch Dog Spider

Watch Dogs Has Robots

By William Bishop, April 16, 2014 1

It’s been made apparent in some previous screenshots and trailers that Watch Dogs will feature some “strange” things, and evidently, massive, robotic spiders are taking the frame in this picture. How do we know? Thanks to a screenshot from Imgur by a user named, quite appropriately, Leakythings.

After the mecha dragons and flaming head zombies revealed in a the trailer shown below, it definitely causes us to ponder just how many elements of strangeness and uniqueness will unveil themselves a month from now with the release of the game.
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Xbox One’s April Update Starts to Roll Out Tonight, Brings Back Friend Notifications and More

By Joel Palermo, April 14, 2014 0

Xbox One’s April update will begin rolling out tonight and will continue to be released over the span of the next few days, Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced on his blog earlier today.

The update will bring back friend notifications, provide Blu-ray 50 Hz support, as well as Kinect refinements. The ability to easily identify friends in multiplayer games and view a friend’s most used apps will also be included in the update.
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Indie Survival Horror Game Grave Headed to Xbox One

By Joel Palermo, April 14, 2014 1

Survival horror game Grave, a game in development by Broken Windows Studios, is headed to Xbox One via its ID@Xbox program. Currently, the game has 13 days left in its Kickstarter campaign and has raised $9,500 out of its $30,000.
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Retailer Fry’s Offering Xbox One Bundled With Titanfall and Forza Motorsport 5 for $460

By Ben Lamoreux, April 13, 2014 16

Remember when an Xbox One was $500 by itself? We’ve seen an unusually high number of retail-specific bundles looking to get the console at the door at a better value, but this latest one might take the cake. Retailer Fry’s has just slashed $100 off of an Xbox One bundle that includes Titanfall and Forza Motorsport 5, meaning you can now score the console and two of its biggest exclusive games for $460. You can pick up the bundle here, but you’ll have to log into an account to see the full discount.

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Assassin's Creed Comet

Rumor: Assassin’s Creed Comet to be Set in Ancient Rome, Alleged Concept Art Leaked

By Joel Palermo, April 12, 2014 2

Alongside recently revealed Assassin’s Creed Unity, exclusive to new-gen consoles, Ubisoft is also said to be working on an Assassin’s Creed game for Xbox 360 and PS3 named Assassin’s Creed Comet. At the moment, there hasn’t really been any information given about the era in which Comet will take place, but a recently posted image of what appears to be concept art for the game by DeviantArt user DarthDestruktor suggests that Comet will take place in ancient Rome, as hinted at by the artwork’s clothing, footwear, gladius and overall appearance. Make the jump to view the full image.
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New Destiny Screenshots From GDC

By Harrison Bolin, April 11, 2014 2

During a presentation at GDC by Nvidia, some new Destiny screenshots were released. Along with that, another screenshot featuring the Shrike (shown above), a speeder like vehicle, was also made available. The two screenshots from the Nvidia presentation showcase Nvidia GameWorks OptiX Ambient Occlusion. Long name, but it helps with lighting and shadows. Make the jump to see see what Destiny looks like without its makeup.

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Titanfall on Xbox 360 Won’t be Released Digitally

By Joel Palermo, April 11, 2014 0

The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall will not be released for Games on Demand, Electronic Arts announced today. According to a post on the company’s support site, extensive testing of a Games on Demand version of Titanfall brought EA to the conclusion that “it simply did not represent the true Titanfall experience.”
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ASDA and Amazon Offer Xbox One Titanfall Bundle For £349.00

By Ben Lamoreux, April 11, 2014 0

ASDA, the UK’s second largest retailer, has slashed £50 off their Titanfall Xbox One bundle. This deal puts the bundle at £349.00, which is the same price ASDA charges for a PlayStation 4. Since then, Amazon has also matched this offer. If you’ve been waiting for the right value to come along, this could be just what you need. You can order this discounted bundle here and here.

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The Canceled Darth Maul Star Wars Game That Began as a Nintendo-Exclusive

By Joel Palermo, April 10, 2014 7

Footage of a canceled Star Wars game featuring one of the series’ most sinister villains, Darth Maul, has been released in addition to a confirmation of the game’s existence by Game Informer on Tuesday. Reportedly, the game went into development under Force Unleased 2 co-developer Red Fly Studio in late 2010 as what was supposed to be a Nintendo-exclusive. As time progressed, the game shifted and was expected to release on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, but was abandoned due to a call for a change in direction from George Lucas. From the video passed along by Eurogamer, Force Unleashed fans should see a variety of similarities between the games starring Starkiller and the unreleased game starring Maul. Check out the video after the jump.
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Will Not Include DLC Party Members After Launch

By Joel Palermo, April 10, 2014 0

Due to past fan-related concerns, Dragon Age: Inquisition will not include post-launch DLC characters as a result of the game’s intimately crafted companion relationships and to avoid backlash from pre-placing DLC on the disc when it ships.
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