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Go Behind the Scenes with Forza Motorsport 6 and the Ford GT

January 24, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

Last week, Forza and Ford rocked the gaming and automotive worlds with the ultimate one-two punch: the announcements of Forza Motorsport 6 and the all-new Ford GT, both of which were unveiled at the North American International Auto Show. This pair of announcements comes at an auspicious time; 2015 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Forza Motorsport series and, next year, Ford will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its win at Le Mans, where Ford GT cars finished in first, second, and third position – a feat that has since become the stuff of motorsports legends.

This world-exclusive video will take you behind the scenes of the all-new Ford GT. You’ll hear from the Ford designers and engineers as they discuss the inspirations for the GT, and you’ll learn about the decisions that earned the team this year’s prestigious EyesOn Design prize, the official design award for the North American International Auto Show.

In addition, you’ll hear how the partnership between Ford and
Forza Motorsport will let a brand new audience of car fans experience the Ford GT for the very first time in Forza Motorsport 6.

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Xbox on Windows – Feature Summary for the Windows 10 Technical Preview

January 23, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

In 2015, the Xbox team will be working hard to deliver a first-class gaming experience on Windows 10, just as we have on consoles. As with Xbox One, we want you, our fans, to help shape the Xbox on Windows product and experiences. Our plans are to ship regular Xbox app releases that deliver new functionality by making changes based on your feedback.

With the initial preview release of the Xbox app, the team has focused on ‘the basics’, including supporting high resolution desktop monitors, keyboard and mouse input, and will continue to add new functionality until we finally ship the Xbox on Windows application and experiences later this year. With Xbox on Windows, we’re giving you more ways than ever to connect and play with your friends, wherever you go.

There is a lot more work for the team to do, but here are some of the features that you can check out with the initial preview release of the Xbox app in the January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview:

  • Your Profile – provides you quick access to your Xbox profile and recent activity and achievements. With the initial preview build, you can see your Gamerscore, recent Activity, Achievements, Following lists and Game Clips.

    • Activity – provides detailed information on your last game played and also allows you to post updates to your Activity Feed.
    • Achievements – allows you to browse all of the games you have recently played across all platforms and see how you are doing on Achievements.
    • Following – displays your Friends and also enables you to see games that you are following. You can “Follow” a game by clicking on the Follow button on the game details page.
    • Game Clips – provides you access to your recorded game clips
  • Home – the Xbox app home page will provide you quick access to your Recently Played games, your friends and their online status and an Activity Feed of recent events, game clips, etc.

    • Recently Played – you can see your recently played games, along with your gamer score and achievements earned across all platforms, you can also filter this list down to Xbox One and eventually other devices. When you click on a game, you bring up the Game Hub – where you can see your Gamerscore, Achievement status, Time played and Game clips for a particular game. Additionally, this is where you can choose to “Follow” a game.
    • Friends – you can see your friends across devices and search and find new friends. Additionally, you can go the profile page for your friends and followers and view their recent activity, achievements, friends, games they follow and game clips.

Dying Light gets new release date, plus apology DLC

January 23, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

If everyone messes up their game launches, we’ll never need pay for DLC again.

So the other day, boxed/physical/real/non-ephemeral copies of Dying Light were delayed outside the Americas, for reasons known only to Warner Bros and probably Chronos, the Greek god of time. Now, they’ve been given a new release date, which – boo – is a month later than the digital version.

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State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition coming to Xbox One in April

January 23, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

April 28th if you live in the US, May 1st if you happen to live elsewhere.

State of Decay was a bit of a hit on Xbox 360, so much so that developers Undead Labs are giving it a bit of spit and polish and porting it to Xbox One soon. But how soon? Is late April/early May soon enough for you? No? Oh. Well that’s when it’s releasing. Sorry.

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Final Fantasy Type-0’s battle system explained

January 23, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

Via a fake news report and loads of in-game footage.

So Final Fantasy XV totally still exists, but we might be in for a pretty long wait before we get to Zoolander it up with Noctis and the gang in their goth sports car. Luckily, Vita port Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is on track for March 20th, bundled with a demo for the next mainline Final Fantasy.

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Game of Thrones Episode 2 coming February

January 23, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

Arya excited?.

Telltale’s tense political thriller introduced a new side to an old story: the Forrester family, who are caught on the wrong side of the War of the Five Kings and forced to play the Game of Thrones. You know, the one where you win, or…something. I forget. You lose? Yeah, probably.

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This week’s Xbox Deals with Gold

January 22, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

Sunset Overdrive! Dead Rising 3! Skyrim!.

This week, like every week, is all about the sweet, sweet deals, and if you’ve been holding out on buying either Sunset Overdrive or Dead Rising 3, you’re in for a discounty treat. That’s because this week’s Deals with Gold has discounted both those games, plus others that I’m going to cruelly withhold for a couple of paragraphs.

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Here’s a look at DmC: Definitive Edition running at 60fps

January 22, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

A fast and furious glimpse of Ninja Theory’s fancy port.

As good as it was, the original version of DmC: Devil May Cry felt a mite sluggish compared to previous games in the series, on account of its 30fps limit. Thankfully, that’s being done away with for the Xbox One’s DmC: Definitive Edition, which doubles the framerate to a cool 60fps, while adding a load of other extra gubbins in the process.

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The Elder Scrolls Online coming to Xbox One on June 9th

January 22, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

With a fancy new subtitle and minus the subscription fee.

The Elder Scrolls Online was always going to be a tough sell on consoles with a subscription fee attached – hell, that’s likely one of the reasons it hasn’t been doing so well on PC – so the news that it will soon be dropping the subscription model doesn’t come as too massive a surprise.

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Phil Spencer teases new Battletoads

January 22, 2015 By: Sniper Category: Whats Up?

Breaking newts: Battletoads toadally coming back, warts and all.

It’s not Half Life 3 or Fallout 4 (get back, ye rabid masses, back) but it’s definitely on gamers’ lists everywhere, under the heading “Games I Haven’t Played In Decades But I Still Think Are The Best Games Ever To Have Existed Ever”.

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