Category Archives: Microsoft
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 21:53 GMT
Need for Speed: Rivals has a video available showing how OverWatch allows players to see which friends are playing in real-time and interact with them, all the while unlocking exclusive content. Using the Need for Speed Network powered by Autolog, players can also view their game progression, look over the next round of unlocks and plan their next session using their mobile. Hit up the break to watch the video below. Need for Speed: Rivals is available now for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 21:52 GMT
Splinter Cell: Blacklist developer Ubiusoft Toronto wanted the game to be easy to pick up and play, but to teach players not to run-and-gun via difficulty spikes.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 21:34 GMT
Windows Store paid-game downloads were up 34.12% in November, according to Microsoft with total downloads in November hitting 1,311,209. In October, 72.12% of all paid downloads were games, according to TechCrunch which predicts paid downloads for November could eventually total 1.82 million on the Windows Store. Free game downloads were also up by 13.41% in November with 16,744,484 downloaded. In November, Microsoft announced that more than 1,000 games had been brought to the Windows 8 platform due to Unity engine support.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 21:19 GMT
Microsoft has announced some multiplayer stats for Xbox One exclusive titles.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 18:09 GMT
Battlefield 4′s China Rising DLC is out today, in case you hadn’t noticed via Sam’s videos featuring Silk Road and Guilin Peaks gameplay and Paul Davies’ hands-on write-up. Now, EA has released the launch trailer and screens for it. Hit up the break below. China Rising contains the multiplayer maps: Silk Road, Altai Range, Guilin Peaks, and Dragon Pass. Non-Premium members can download it come December 17.
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 | 04:20 GMT
Battlefield 4′s China Rising DLC is out today for Battlefield Premium members, and VG247′s Sam Clay has posted two gameplay videos for you, featuring his playthrough of Silk Road and Guilin Peaks. Both are below. The DLC releases for non-Premium members on December 17.
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 | 04:20 GMT
Project Spark beta registrations are now live for the PC version, after seeing a delay in October. Windows 8 users can sign up here and Xbox One testing is scheduled for January. Project Spark is out next year on both systems and you can watch the intro video here if you missed it earlier today.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 15:11 GMT
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 13:01 GMT
Project Spark developer Team Dakota has released the intro video to its game creation title. It’s all very whimsical and orchestral. Check it out here.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 12:35 GMT
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 includes a few musical easter eggs that will be instantly recognisable to fans of the series. This video shows some of them in action.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 11:56 GMT
Xbox One’s party system has been debated in a Reddit forum, with many gamers decrying the inability to chat cross-game. Microsoft community man Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has responded to cool matters, stressing that “things will get better.”
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 11:48 GMT
Epic Games vice-president Mark Rein has commented on the state of second-screen play found on Wii U and Xbox SmartGlass. He reckons the method’s killer app will come eventually, but it’s not quite there yet.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 11:27 GMT
Microsoft teased that its new studio Lift London was creating four new titles exclusively for Xbox formats. Studio head Lee Schuneman has now suggested that three of those games will be revealed soon.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 17:07 GMT
Xbox One consoles also double up as dev kits, and as such, each contain development menus buried beep below the standard interface. One gamer has posted a how-to guide on Reddit showing you how to gain access, but warns that the process could brick your console.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 11:12 GMT
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain has “enormous volume,” and as such, will take some time to complete. Creator Hideo Kojima has also explained why the game will take so long, and why he chose to split the title into both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain segments.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 02:20 GMT
Microsoft is said to be planning a system called Threshold to bring together its currently disparate Windows PC, Windows Phone and Xbox One operating systems.
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 | 21:55 GMT
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution continues Namco Bandai’s tradition of making every game title longer than the last, and is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 260 in 2014. Shack News reports the CyberConnect2-developed fighter will have new modes, Combination Ultimate Jutsu moves and over 100 playable characters, including a brand new cast member designed by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto.
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 | 15:09 GMT
Zoo Tycoon studio Frontier Developments has released a free demo of its zoological romp on Xbox Live.
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 | 13:05 GMT
Saints Row 4 expansion ‘How the Saints Save Christmas’ is coming December 11, and the DLC’s achievement list has just appeared online. It offer a taste of new mission types heading to Steelport this month.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 09:06 GMT
Batman: Arkham Origins – Initiation is tomorrow, courtesy of Warner Montreal. They’ve just sent us a new trailer to mark the occasion.