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15
Jun

Xbox One ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ will come with both ‘Vegas’ games


To accompany today’s news that Xbox One will soon be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, Ubisoft just announced that Rainbow Six: Vegas and Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 will be free for anyone that buys the latest game in the franchise, Rainbow Six: Siege. Although no one has explained exactly how this’ll work, all Xbox 360 games will need to be downloaded (rather than played by disc), so you’d assume Seige will arrive with download codes for both titles. Ubi is the second developer to announce such a deal today, as Bethesda is giving away Fallout 3 with Xbox One copies of Fallout 4. Hopefully this becomes a trend of sorts — it’d make a nice change from having to buy all those “definitive” editions, wouldn’t it?

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Source: Engadget Live Blog

15
Jun

Xbox One will play Xbox 360 games, preview members can try it today


Fans of backwards compatibility are getting their wish: Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One will be able to play Xbox 360 games. Demonstrated on stage with Mass Effect by Mike Ybarra, it sounds a lot like the OG Xbox -> Xbox 360 setup — you just plug in the disc or download the game, and the system plays it, but now with Xbox One features like taking screenshots, Game DVR, and game streaming included. All developers need to do is approve a game for backwards compatibility for it to work, so the list of compatible titles could grow rapidly. Microsoft took a chance to ding Sony for its PlayStation Now streaming setup too, promising “gamers won’t have to pay to play games they already own.” If you’re in the Xbox preview program you will be able to try this out later today with a limited set of titles. A teaser image for the feature showed off other games like Perfect Dark Zero, Gears of War, Super Meat Boy, Halo Reach, Halo 3, Shadowrun and Borderlands. We’ll try it out once it launches but wow, funny to see this here just two years after Don Mattrick called it “backwards.”

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15
Jun

Your ‘Fallout 4′ PC mods will work fine on the Xbox One, too


Take a quick tour of YouTube and it’ll become clear that PC gamers get to have more utterly ridiculous fun since their games are so easier to mod. Wanna fire cars out of a gun? Simple. How about turning Skyrim’s dragons into monstrous, angry former wrestlers? You get we’re going with this (and that video is definitely worth a watch). Anyway, Bethesda is working on bridging that cross-platform insanity gap with the upcoming release of Fallout 4 – director Todd Howard just confirmed that mods made for the PC version of the game can be “transferred, played and shared for free” on the Xbox One.

In fairness, the game doesn’t hit shelves – either physical ones or those pesky, metaphorical digital ones – until November 10, but it’s a welcome change that Howard apparently spent ages lobbying for. It’s really no wonder why. Mods have this wonderful tendency to build on existing experiences and turn games that would’ve otherwise been forgotten when the next AAA game rolled out into thoughtful, ludicrous worlds that can keep people coming back months and years after purchase. (Hell, your humble author still mucks around in Just Cause 2 because the lure of flying around a faux-South Pacific island and nuking despotic statues can only be resisted for so long). The quick tour we got of the new Fallout world seems plenty meaty enough to savor even without mods, so let’s hope those creators cook up some seriously peculiar stuff to bake into our favorite post-apocalyptic wastelands.

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9
Jun

Microsoft officially launches 1TB Xbox One console


As rumored, Microsoft has officially launched an Xbox One with double the storage of the standard model and a new matte finish. It comes with the controller we glimpsed earlier that packs a 3.5mm stereo jack so you can use any headset (the new console ships with a chat headset, though). Microsoft is also throwing in a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for a limited time. The 1TB console will start shipping on June 16th in the US, UK and other “select markets” for $399 (£349 in the UK). Better still, the standard 500GB Xbox One’s price has dropped permanently to $349 (£299).

To throw in a Jobs-esque “one more thing,” Microsoft also revealed an Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 coming this fall for $24.99, or bundled with a Wireless Controller for $79.95 in the US. As a reminder, that’ll let you use the Xbox One’s controller wirelessly on a Windows 10 PC, laptop or tablet, avoiding the USB cable futz you need to do now.

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Source: Microsoft

3
Jun

Fallout 4 is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC


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In the four-plus years since Fallout: New Vegas was released, gamers have been waiting for Bethesda to confirm the next title in the super-popular franchise. The company had us salivating when it dropped a new 24-hour counter on its website yesterday, but even before the timer has reached its conclusion, we finally have confirmation of the next instalment: it’ll be called Fallout 4 and it’s coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Details are scarce but it appears that that Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop will begin accepting pre-orders, most likely from today. We can expect more news at 10AM ET when the game’s teaser site goes live, showing us the first official trailer and what we can expect to see at Bethesda’s E3 showcase on June 14th.

Fallout 4

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22
May

Xbox for Windows app gets a flurry of features ahead of E3


If you’re an early Windows 10 adopter, you’ll soon find a smattering of new features inside the Xbox app. As part of its June update, Microsoft is adding “game hubs” which, similar to the Xbox One, show which friends have played the title and their recent activity. Meanwhile the new ‘Game Bar,’ which lets you record video clips and screenshots, can now be triggered with custom shortcuts, and the Avatar app will load automatically when you select “customize” from the top header. A few other tweaks include better friend management, the ability to sort cloud-based game clips and turn on/off your Xbox One from inside the app. They’re small changes, which is understandable given that E3 is just around the corner. Game streaming is still one of the most anticipated parts of the Xbox app, and it might not be too far away — Microsoft says testers can now submit anonymous diagnostic information about their PC and network settings to help them refine the feature.

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Source: Major Nelson

20
May

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner hits the US and Canada today


The Xbox One is already an entertainment powerhouse. But, starting today, those of you in the US and Canada will have the chance to get even more out of it. Microsoft has announced that the official TV tuner for its Xbox One, which lets people watch over-the-air channels directly from the console, is now available in these two countries. As a refresher, this feature first hit Europe last year, so it’s taken a decent amount for it to arrive in North America. You can get the Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for $60, though you’ll also need an HDTV antenna for it to work as intended.

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12
May

Engadget giveaway: win an Xbox One, Chromecast and more courtesy of Plex!


You may have done the spring clean around the house, but have you organized your digital media, too? Installing the Plex Media Server software can help centralize all your scattered music, movie and photo files into one place and serve them up wherever you go. You can access that content using the Plex app, which is available for mobile, smart TVs, set top boxes, streaming devices and game consoles, and it’s easy to share with friends, too. To help one lucky Engadget reader enjoy the full Plex experience this week, the company has provided an Xbox One and a Chromecast, along with a Lifetime Plex Pass for total access and premium features. There’s also a $100 Amazon music gift card in the prize bundle to celebrate the recent update of Plex Music. Gracenote and Vevo are onboard to help build automatic playlists, provide mood-based soundtracks, match your collection with over 140,000 music videos and deliver extra helpings of metadata. Just head down to the Rafflecopter widget below for up to two chances at winning this powerful multi-media package.

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1
May

Xbox One game streaming on Windows 10 is a killer app


With the release of Windows 10, Sony won’t be the only company to offer game streaming from its consoles. Today we finally got our hands on Windows 10’s Xbox One game streaming feature, which lets you bring your entire Xbox gaming experience to any PC running the new OS. And even in its early state, it looks like it will satisfy even the most demanding gamers. Microsoft made a risky bet by demoing the feature with Sunset Overdrive, a fast-paced game where you’d notice the slightest hint of slowdown. And as you can see in the video below, it’s virtually indistinguishable from the native Xbox One experience while running on a Surface Pro 3.

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Xbox One Game Streaming on Windows 10

Windows 10 streamed Sunset Overdrive at its full resolution, and there weren’t any major issues or delatys. Having spent dozens of hours with the game on my Xbox One, I didn’t notice much of a difference playing it streamed. All of its acrobatic maneuvers and twitch-heavy gunplay felt as responsive as ever. Best of all, you don’t need any crazy hardware to stream games with Windows 10. The demo was running on a fairly typical Intel Core i5 system, and it can run on even slower computers if they have some form of H.264 encoding (because the stream is coming over as a video file). Naturally, your Xbox One gets locked down when you’re streaming something, since it’s still doing the heavy lifting.

So far, Windows 10’s game streaming only works with an Xbox One on your local network. But according to Kevin Unangst, senior director of marketing for Microsoft Studios, the company could eventually implement remote play. That’s something Sony already offers with the PlayStation 4 (and 3, to a lesser extent) over its Vita handheld and some Android devices. But for many people, streaming a game on a PC they already own sounds a lot more useful than having to buy a separate device.

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22
Apr

‘Adventure Time’ may finally be getting the game it deserves


The Adventure Time TV show has been a huge success, but the accompanying video games rarely offer the same level of quality. Developer Vicious Cycle is hoping to change that with Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, a new 3D puzzler featuring the 12-year-old boy and magical dog. The game is being pitched as an “action-oriented twist” on the graphic adventure genre, which has been enjoying somewhat of a renaissance recently thanks to titles like Broken Age. In the new game, friends Finn and Jake are professional investigators, unravelling disappearances and other strange events in the crazy Land of Ooo. It’s the most visually impressive Adventure Time game to date (which isn’t saying much), and promises a healthy mix of puzzles and combat. If you’re interested, it’ll be landing on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS and PC this November.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

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