Does this need to happen? Or is it a great idea?
Today, Microsoft announced Halo TV. And…everyone loves and plays Halo. Whee. It was a good story for awhile, but for some of us…maybe TV is where it belongs now, I don’t know. Much ado was made about a movie, and now a TV show. Which admittedly, with the many independent film makers out there in youtube-land, shouldn’t be too hard to get in with great quality, story and under budget. But I doubt that is the way it will go. Still…how long ago was Halo? July 21, 1999? That is like a thousand years in game time. Hello Methuselah.
Xbox One Just Went from Exciting to Deal Breaker
The internet exploded this morning with the perceived announcement that Microsoft’s new Xbox One system would block players from buying and selling used games. Gamers were justifiably angry. They should be angry. In a statement on Major Nelson’s Blog, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb made it clear: you can play your games on a friend’s console IF you’re signed in under your profile, for free. If you’re not–there’s a fee. Let’s think about what that means. Join me after the break for the full breakdown, and get ready to be very, very angry.
Xbox One Will Share EA’s Love with Playstation 4. Kinky.
EA SPORTS was at the Xbox One unveil event today, committing fully to the support of Microsoft’s latest while casting a middle finger at Nintendo. It brought to light a fistful of games, features and game engine/tools, and promised more in the coming weeks at E3.
The new IGNITE engine will be EA Sports’ foundation going forward. It will power all the new games, including Fifa, Madden, UFC, Live and more, and be released for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Look for more info at this years 2013 E3 in June.
Source: Xbox via YouTube
Catch the Forza Trailer Here!
Later this year the Turn 10 Studios will release Forza Motorsport 5 with the Xbox ONE on day one, launch. Racing fans, get ready to drive. Well, after you’ve dropped a bunch of cash to get an Xbox One, Forza 5 and the obligatory, yet still unannounced, uber-spendy racing wheel. Come on, you know it’s coming. And you wants it, precious.
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Ghosts Are Real, Apparently.
At Microsoft’s announcement of the Xbox One today, Activision was the only other developer, besides EA, to showcase its next-gen Call of Duty; Ghost along with its new engine.
This new world looks amazing, and it’ll be turned up more so with Stephen Gaghan, of “Traffic” and “Syriana” fame, who will scribe this new emotional story.
More details will be released at E3. It’ll release on November 5 2013, apparently for (almost) every platform known to man. Look for it on Xbox One, 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, and PC. There will be exclusive content for the Xbox One and DLC will remain “timed exclusive” to the Xbox and Xbox LIVE.
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Microsoft’s new Xbox One Is Coming
Today at 9AM, Microsoft unveiled the next generation Xbox one. The console has an x86/x64 architecture based on an 8 core AMD Jaguar Processor, just like PlayStation 4. 8 GB ram, a 500GB HDD, USB 3, 802.11 N with WiFi Direct, a blu-ray drive and HDMI in/out. These specs are almost identical to the new Sony ps4, which will also be available in stores later this year. Xbox One with Kinect 2.0 will feature Snap-Mode for split screen multitasking with no more closing of apps to open another. The console will come equipped with a native editing and sharing tool to share your gameplay with others across Xbox live and the cloud. Skype will also be featured in this Next Gen. console which is no surprise considering Microsoft owns Skype. Head on past the break for some pics!
Is The new Xbox One Ready for Gamers?
Or, is just another TV playing device? Today’s announcement recalled just how great Xbox has been. And, now what is new about this great new Xbox. Yay. New advancements in gaming? Mostly graphics. Lots of same old stuff such as exhausted franchises trotted out?
Head on past the break and let’s see what a 50 year old gamer thinks about this new “bad boy.”
Pikmin 3 – Giant Food, Utter Cuteness, and New Features!
Pikmin 3 for Wii U features three new main characters: Alph, Brittany, and the captain, Charlie. The background to the game is that their planet is facing its doomsday due to a lack of food. They crash land into the Pikmin’s world and start exploring for food. They use the Pikmin to help gathering the “huge” food and then convert it into juice. The game is played in the form of days, where you need to do a certain amount of gathering and exploring per day. However, you can only explore from dawn to dusk, the night is too dangerous.
It’s the Year of Luigi with New Super Luigi U
Nintendo has declared that this is the year of Luigi. To that extent, next month they’re releasing a Luigi-based game: New Super Luigi U!
The game is a “sequel” of sorts to New Super Mario U. It has eighty-two updated game levels. It will also contain new downloadable content for New Super Mario U. Plus, Nabbit!