Earlier today, Microsoft posted an update on the Xbox Wire to explain some changes to their policies for the Xbox One. The two policies that gamers were questioning were the policies on the 24-hour check-in and the ability to trade or lend games to friends.
Darkened Night stopped by to drop an interesting read from Major Nelson’s blog about the new features of the Xbox Live achievement system for the Xbox One. The biggest change is the addition of time-based challenges as a separate type of achievement.
Smart Match is a new feature of the Xbox One and was mentioned only in passing during the Microsoft E3 Media Briefing. Yesterday, Major Nelson published a post on his blog discussing the Smart Match system being rolled out with the Xbox One. The most significant impact on matchmaking is that you won’t have to wait in the pre-game lobby for players – once you have started searching, you can switch to another activity, such as watching a TV show or checking out the forums on SIP. Once players have been found, you’ll be notified and be prompted to switch back to your game.
wrcfan stopped by to let us know about new statements Microsoft is making with respect to game licensing, connectivity, and privacy in response to community feedback after the Xbox One reveal on May 21. This is a significant improvement over their previous strategy of continually reiterating “more at E3” and middling statements from various insiders.
Hide yo kids, hide yo wives, even hide yo chickens because they be kicking everybody out here!
That’s right folks, Lionhead has released a teaser trailer for an upcoming remake of the first Fable! The game will feature snazzy new graphics and animation, ear popping achievements, and include all of the content found in The Lost Chapters section of the later re-release of the original game. Most fans can all agree that Fable The Lost Chapters was the best the Fable franchise had to offer and now everyone that either hasn’t played or wants to revisit will now have the opportunity to experience its beauty!
The end is here. Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents. The open, sandbox world develops in real-time, shaped by your actions, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat.
It is the year 2034…
Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within.
Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever.
As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour…
The week of 4/29/13 brings us a bundle of new releases and content. In this spotlight you’ll find Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Might and Magic Shades of Darkness, Soul Sacrifice, and Zeno Clash 2. To discuss this article or the games mentioned, click for discussion.
Visit the mysterious town of Greenvale with Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut and discover more secrets through the new scenarios, bask in the beauty with redefined graphics and move with greater freedom with a complete control overhaul.
Greenvale, a sleepy town in the US mid-west, has fallen prey to the Red Seed Murders. With local law enforcement unaccustomed to the high profile nature, it is up to FBI Special Agent Francis York Morgan to find the murderer, unravel the mysteries of Greenvale and survive the locals.
A little late in the week for a release spotlight but it’ll be something you guys will be seeing every Monday. I’ve been working on different layouts and found this to be the most practical for the information provided. Let me know in the discussion what you liked/disliked about this article and of course enjoy these fresh releases!
“The final chapter of our three-part Tyranny of King Washington single-player DLC series is nearly upon us! The mad King George Washington has retreated within his New York stronghold and Ratonhnhaké:ton must prepare an assault against Washington’s incredible fortress. As the stakes continue to rise in Ratonhnhaké:ton’s pursuit of Washington, so too must his strength and ferocity. Calling on an ancient source of might, Ratonhnhaké:ton must once again risk his sanity to embark on a mysterious and dangerous Sky Journey in order to release the Power of the Bear.”
ATLNinjalo stopped by to let us know about the most recent update to Xbox’s Facebook page. According to the image, Microsoft will be revealing details about the next generation of the Xbox console on May 21, 2013 at 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 6pm BST). The announcement will be made live on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE, and Spike TV.
According to Major Nelson, even more details will be released at the E3 Expo, where Microsoft will showcase their full lineup of games for the upcoming year.
To discuss what you’d like to see and what you don’t want to see in the reveal, head over to our discussion thread for the console reveal.