Battlefield 1’s upcoming Premium Pass was officially announced today, and it’ll run you $49.99 if you want to add all four of the planned expansion packs to your collection.
You’ll be able to add both the French and Russian armies to your campaign when you pick up the Premium Pass in addition to the first DLC pack, called They Shall Not Pass. Premium Pass owners will be given two-week early access to each DLC package, beginning with They Shall Not Pass, which is scheduled for release in March 2017.
In addition, the pass offers 16 new multiplayer maps, new Operations and game modes, Elite classes, 20 new weapons and a slew of new vehicles to mess about with. Battlefield’s Battlepacks are making a return as well, which will be delivered each month beginning November 2016. If you’re a collector, you’ll want to check out the 14 new dog tags that’ll be released over the Premium Pass season period.
Battlefield 1 hits Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 on October 21st.
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If you’re a serial Xbox One controller user, you’ve probably used it with your Windows PC at some point as well, whether to get in some Steam gaming or to make controlling any game a little simpler. Previously, doing so meant you’d have to have a special wireless dongle to do so.
Going forward, Microsoft plans on offering built-in Xbox Wireless, beginning with the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube, which will support all Xbox One wireless accessories without he need for additional adapters or equipment.
The Lenovo PC is the first partner device to have built-in Xbox Wireless support, but it’s not going to be the last, according to Microsoft. Additional PCs and other accessories in the future will be supporting Xbox Wireless as they make their way to store shelves. This should make things a little easier for anyone looking to take their accessories beyond simple console usage.
Source: Xbox Wire
Eager to play Battlefield 1 but can’t wait until the game’s October 21st release date? Well, good news. Electronic Arts has announced that a 64-player open beta for the first-person shooter will begin August 31st on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The beta will feature one map called the Sinai Desert, which will include playable dogfights in the sky, and two modes that should be familiar to Battlefield fans: Conquest and Rush. You’ll be able to try three classes — Tank Hunter, Sentry, and Flame Trooper — ride war horses, and control a powerful armored train.
If you sign up for the Battlefield Insider program, which grants you in-game rewards and a sneak peek at news for the upcoming game, you can play the beta three days earlier. Just pick your preferred gaming platform before August 21st to be eligible. Developer DICE will also be hosting a Twitch livestream of Battlefield 1 that you can watch tomorrow at noon PT.
Whatever age you are, there are many games you can look back on with love. These were the games you grew up with, the first ones you played, and the ones that have stuck with you to this very day. With that in mind we decided to take a look at how you can go back to those classic days of gaming, whether you play mobile casino games, or the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog.
The Retron 5
For most of us retro gaming is based on consoles that have now been replaced by the likes of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Before these we had the likes of the Super Nintendo and Megadrive, consoles created by Nintendo and SEGA during the so called console wars.
The Retron 5 allows you to go back to the days of the Megadrive and Super Nintendo, and even further back to the NES and Master System. With access to other consoles like the Gameboy the Retron 5 allows you to play games you once owned on your modern television, without the worry of working out how to connect your console to it.
The Super Retro Trio
The Super Retro Trio is similar to the Retron 5, but misses out the Gameboy support. What it does give users though is more connection options, making it a more versatile console. Another plus to the Trio is the fact it is also cheaper, which may make it a better option for some of the more cash strapped players out there.
Sega Master System and Game Gear Portable
If you want something a little more portable, the Sega Master System and Game Gear Portable is an easy way to play these old games on the move. With plenty of people having fond memories of the games on these systems, there is no doubt there is a demand for this portable device.
For retro gamers, there is plenty of choice of how to play their games. You don’t need to be restricted to consoles, as there is plenty of access on the PC, as well as mobile devices. Whatever your style of gaming, there is plenty of choice out there for you.
Gaming technology is moving at a fast rate right now, and it’s a very good time to be a gamer. With this in mind we’ve decided to take a look at some of the big trends heading our way in the next few years, and look at how they’ll shape the future of gaming.
VR and AR Headsets
If you have an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC you’ll know that virtual reality and augmented reality is the new technology that is creating a buzz. It may be expensive right now, but with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on the market, you can now experience the world of virtual reality. You just need a high-end PC and lots of cash to do it. It should be noted that hope is on the horizon with PlayStation VR though that offers the experience at a cheaper price.
Microsoft are also offering HoloLens which is more of an augmented reality headset. Adding computer generated graphics onto the environment around you, the results are very impressive. While many games that use these technologies do feel like technical demonstrations right now this will soon change. It won’t be long before you are shooting zombies in your favourite FPS, or even stepping into a virtual casino , or get more with bingo.
One of the problems with virtual reality is how to add some feedback to the user so that they feel the world they are playing in. with vests like the Kor-FX gaming vest the user will be able to feel the world around them, making the experience even more real.
Advanced Gaming Mice
Moving away from virtual reality, there are also advanced coming to input devices. One example of this is the Naos Quantified Gaming Mouse. This mouse has in-built sensors that take reading tracking your heartrate, skin responses and your overall gaming speed. This kind of data can have many uses, including manipulating horror games based on how scared you are.
There are many new advances coming in the world of gaming, and these are just some that caught our eye. With these kind of new technologies on the way, the world of gaming is set to become very interesting indeed.
Still haven’t experienced Rockstar’s western epic Red Dead Redemption but refuse to go back to your Xbox 360 to do so? Microsoft has you covered. As of Friday, the game will finally, officially make its debut on Xbox One as a backwards compatible title.
This isn’t the first time the industry has buzzed about Red Dead Redemption’s appearance on Xbox One. Last year in February it made a nebulous appearance on the console for eagle-eyed players and then it was removed by Microsoft, who claimed it was just a test and wasn’t meant for the general public.
Obviously it was a test for the full release for Xbox One owners, who can now play the game on their consoles this Friday, July 8. Of course, you still can’t play Red Dead Revolver, but hey, baby steps.
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With the Halo Wars 2 beta freshly ended, Halo fans are likely looking for something solid to sink their teeth into. Halo 5: Guardians developer 343 Industries has come forward with exactly that: The big Warzone Firefight update, which launches on July 29th. Get ready to dust off those Needlers.
Warzone Firefight is a cooperative game mode that hearkens back to the Firefight mode originally seen in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach, where each round the opponents get a little tougher as you stave them off. Alongside a few new bosses and vehicles like the UNSC VTOL and AV-49 Wasp, there are new maps, REQs items, and a new Forge level to build levels upon.
In a bid to keep as many players interested as possible, 343 Industries is also making Halo 5: Guardians entirely free as well from June 29th through July 5th for all Xbox Live Gold members. If you want to purchase it and make it your own, it’s also going to be 50% off during that time too. You might want to pick it up and keep it as the original Halo 5: Guardians campaign is also getting a new Score Attack campaign where you can play with others via online co-op or go solo.
Take a look at the Warzone Firefight beta in action below.
Source: Xbox Wire
Earlier this summer, a trio of teenage rockers took the internet by storm with their unique blend of J-Pop effervescence and head-banging thrash metal beats. The band’s star continues to rise with both a world tour and the announcement that their first hit, “Gimme Chocolate” is coming to Rock Band 4. The song will available as a bonus track beginning October 6th (which is when the game actually hits store shelves). Unfortunately, the track is exclusive to the Xbox One platform and needs to be reserved as part of the game’s pre-order bundle.
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Xbox One streaming on Windows 10 is nice and all, but how about getting the power of your PC on the console? Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed to the Verge that Microsoft is working on Windows 10 streaming to the Xbox One. He already hinted that such a feature would happen after tweeting that Microsoft would support mice on the Xbox One. He said that “it’s actually a little more challenging doing the encoding on the PC side to Xbox,” since PC hardware varies widely from user to user, unlike the Xbox One. He added, however, that “challenge is good.”
Spencer emphasized that Windows 10 features are an “incredibly strong” part of the Xbox One’s roadmap, and that “(gamers) want to play with their friends… on the device they want to play on.” He said getting a mouse and keyboard working on the Xbox One is a prerequisite, but it looks like that’ll happen soon. There’s no timeline on PC to Xbox One streaming, however — so I wouldn’t make any definitive plans until Microsoft officially launches the feature.
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Source: The Verge
XBox One’s new bundle will have football fans cheering. The Xbox One Madden NFL 16 bundle includes 1TB of storage, a full download of Madden NFL 16 and a year’s subscription to EA Access. That subscription not only grants access to The Vault, EA’s collection of downloadable titles, users will also be able to play Madden 16 on August 20th, a full five days before the game officially launches. The bundle will go on sale August 18th for $400. You can also pre-order it from Amazon.
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