Category Archives: Xbox One
When Bungie takes Destiny's servers down tomorrow the game will be coming back with a ton of new challenges, rewards, and content – some of which will be exclusive to PlayStation users. Over the past few weeks Bungie gave us a detailed look at the new Sandbox and Crucible changes coming our way, as well as a look at the new items we will be earning through livestreams.
It's finally time for us to take the content they have been teasing and test it out. While we patiently await tomorrow's update Bungie has given us a look at all of the content that is headed out way,
Before the content releases, Xbox owners should take note that the April Update will contain PlayStation Exclusive gear. One of the PlayStation unique items will be an exotic sniper rifle, the Zen Meteor. This sniper rifle will have explosive rounds, a fancy scope and unique skill. You can find more details on it here, as well as details on an exclusive quest.
Earlier today we got an unofficial look at DOOM's single-player, a mode of the game that hasn't been detailed by Bethesda or id Software. Luckily, the developers at id Software are running a livestream to inform gamers on DOOM's campaign mode.
The livestream shows off a bit of the campaign, along with a couple of tidbits on the game's development and features.
According to the devs on the livestream, in addition to Easy mode, Nightmare mode and every other mode. There's the "Ultra Nightmare" mode that takes nightmare and forces you to play it without dying. If you die at any point in an Ultra Nightmare playthrough, you start that the beginning of the game.
Check out the gameplay, the weapons, and whatever else id Software decides to reveal in the stream below:
Watch live video from Bethesda on www.twitch.tv
It's hard to follow-up the last week of February's Deal's with Gold, but Microsoft has been doing their best at it. While this week doesn't include anything on par with BioShock or Borderlands: The Handsome Jack Collection, it does discount Star Wars Battlefront on the Xbox One.
In addition to that, there's plenty of Forza DLC up for grabs at a discount, as well as Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
Xbox One Deals
|CONTENT TITLE||CONTENT TYPE||DISCOUNT||NOTES|
|Baseball Riot||Xbox One Game||50%||DWG|
|Complete Forza Horizon 2 Add-Ons Collection||Add-On||60%||DWG|
|EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR||Xbox One Game||60%||DWG|
|Electronic Super Joy||Xbox One Game||33%||DWG|
|Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass||Add-On||60%||DWG|
|Forza Motorsport 6 Fast & Furious Car Pack||Add-On||50%||DWG|
|Pneuma: Breath of Life||Xbox One Game||67%||DWG|
|Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition||Xbox One Game||25%||DWG|
|The Jackbox Party Pack 2||Xbox One Game||50%||DWG|
|The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure||Xbox One Game||50%||DWG|
Xbox 360 Deals
|CONTENT TITLE||CONTENT TYPE||DISCOUNT||NOTES|
|Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious||Games On Demand||70%||DWG|
|Jack Box Party Pack||Games On Demand||50%||DWG|
|The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure||Games On Demand||50%||DWG|
Next week, May 4th is Star Wars Day, and EA is planning on celebrating it by launching several bonus events across several of its most popular Star Wars games. Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Told Old Republic, and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes are all getting their own unique events (some of which have already begun). They are as follows:
Star Wars: Battlefront
- A free bundle of 4,444 credits
- A new Hutt Contract where if you spend between 3500 and 8000 credits to unlock new bounties, you will gain access to the Bacta Bomb Star Card, giving you a health boost to you and your teammates in a pinch.
- Free access to Battlefront on PC as a four-hour trial.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Play the Knight of the Fallen Empire expansion for free from now until May 30
- Log in between now and May 4 to unlock a M4-I6 Zakuulan Astromech Droid mini-pet
- Play between May 3 through May 10 to get 2X XP, 2X PvP commendations, 2X requisitions in Starfighter, and 2X legacy experience.
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
- 25 percent discount on crystals on May 4.
- From April 30 until May 5, a rotating game modes will offer 2X rewards each day, starting with Cantina Battles.
That's a lot of valuable bonuses right there for Star Wars fans. Personally, I'm hoping Disney XD will allow Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels tol be free like it was last year.
Xur is back in Destiny and he may or may not have exactly what you need. If you have been looking for some sweet Titan chest armor, he has some. If you're a Warlock or Hunter in need of head gear, he's got that too. Xur even went out of his way and pickedup a Hawkmoon hand cannon.
You'll find him by the Crucible Quartermaster.
|Twilight Garrison||Titan Chest Armor||48 Discipline // 42 Strength||13 SC|
|ATS/8 ARACHNID||Hunter Helmet||55 Intellect||13 SC|
|The Ram||Warlock Helmet||33 Intellect // 36 Strength||13 SC|
|Hawkmoon||Hand Cannon||23 SC|
|Legacy Engram||Heavy Weapon Engram||31 SC|
|Plasma Drive||Vehicle Upgrade||1||23 SC|
|"Emerald Coil"||Vehicle Upgrade||1||23 SC|
|Heavy Ammo Synthesis||Consumable||3||1 SC|
|Three of Coins||Consumable||5||7 SC|
|Glass Needles||Material||1||3 SC|
Bethesda created a fairly large map for Fallout 4 and some gamers might have experienced difficulties in navigating it, especially after discovering most of the locations the game has to offer.
However now, one gamer has found a rather smart way of making it easier to use. Instead of scrolling your way around a jam-packed 2D map with icons all over the place, why not just make it 3D!
Reddit user KidaXV posted a few pictures of Fallout 4's map onto the r/fo4 subreddit, taking up a Google Earth-styled design. As you can see in the photo above, the map looks a lot smaller and maybe even easier to use too.
If you would like to check out a larger version of this 3D map, click here.
The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta was previously only available to those that purchased and played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition prior to April 11th. The code distribution for the Ultimate Edition had been intended release on April 18th, but hit a snag during distribution.
After the codes went out, the limited beta was available until April 24th. Today, the multiplayer beta has opened up to everyone that is subscribed to Xbox Live Gold.
The #Gears4Beta is now open to all Xbox Live Gold Members! Search for 'Gears of War 4 Beta' on the Xbox Dashboard. pic.twitter.com/DJm8vDAtDH
— Gears of War (@GearsofWar) April 25, 2016
If you participate in the beta, you will receive a number of 'Vintage' skins, a unique bounty card and a vintage emblem to use in the full version of the game. Gears of War 4 is set to release on October 11th exclusively on the Xbox One. However, it has been rumored that the game will make an eventual jump to PC via Windows 10 as Microsoft progresses with their initiative to expand on the PC platform.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12, The Division’s first major update will roll out, bringing with it a smattering of new equipment, crafting changes and missions, along with Falcon Lost, the game’s first four-man incursion.
To celebrate the release of update 1.1, Ubisoft today released a new trailer showcasing the strategic demands of incursions and some of the equipment coming in the update.
Falcon Lost is set in an underground water treatment facility caught in a tug-of-war between survivors and anarchists. Completing Falcon Lost on hard or challenge mode will yield unique and powerful equipment, on top of a weekly reward package.
Incursions are The Division’s answer to raids and represent the pinnacle of the game’s PvE challenges. It seems each new incursion will introduce unique gear sets and exotic weapons which can only be obtained therein.
Homefront: The Revolution is almost here and Deep Silver has officially released the opening cinematic for the game. The live action opening walks you through the dark, alternate American history in the Homefront universe and sets the tone for the game. The United States has fallen into chaos and it's up to you and the rest of the resistance fighters to take back the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Deep Silver is looking to reboot the entire franchise with Homefront: The Revolution and feature a brand new backstory on an alternate history in which Korea won the technological arms race thanks to the rise of the sinister APEX corporation.
Homefront: The Revolution releases May 17th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
It didn't take long for someone at CD Projekt Red to respond to The Chinese Room's "sexist" remark on Twitter. In the topic's thread on NeoGAF, Pawel Swierczynski, a lead developer on Wild Hunt came forward to respond with the following.
CDProjekt RED, company of 370 employees, a lot from around the world, many women (brilliant and talented) but also minorities: gay, transsexual (we might have been one of the few companies who had transsexual lead), all treated equally with only respect and support.
But we`re called sexist for showing a boob or panties. Really?
We always aimed to tell stories about people. And there are people with boobs and people with panties. Sometimes both.
This is by no means an official statement from CD Projekt Red as Swierczynski adds "this is my personal opinion and not of my employer".
This is not the first time that The Chinese Room has gone after a big time developer over claims of sexism either. The studio's Creative Director, Dan Pinchbeck recently wrote an article in GamesTM that compared the depiction of Quiet in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain to Nazi propaganda.
He said the following:
“Let’s transform Quiet (or that quite extraordinary opening shot down the front of a nurse’s dress, just before she gets strangled by another woman who then gets set on fire) into a non-white character – I’m sure you can come up with a racist stereotype to drop in there. And what if the villain was, say, a hook-nosed Jewish banker who eats babies, in the spirit of old Nazi propaganda? Hell, what if NPCs just shouted out racial slurs occasionally? Still a game of the year contender?”
Suffice it to say, The Chinese Room sure is an opinionated bunch considering they are willing to broach very sensitive gender politics on their official Twitter account.