Today was the day millions of Xbox One owners were waiting for: the release of Titanfall. All this waiting, only to get home to find that the always-reliable Xbox Live has let them down. Although it’s not as big of a deal as some Twitter reactions say, it really brings into question the legitimacy of always-online games.
So here’s a sweet deal for those of you looking to purchase an Xbox One. Microsoft is now offering an Xbox One Titanfall bundle, which includes the Xbox One, a digital download of Titanfall, and a month of Xbox Live; all for the price of your standard Xbox One. This almost makes me wish I wasn’t an early adopter. Almost.
Titanfall’s developer, Respawn, held a media event last week in London, but there was an embargo on all video and impressions that expired yesterday. You can guess what happened yesterday as TONS of videos and commentary showing footage from this weekend’s beta build flooded the interwebs. Past the break, you’ll find a few choice links for your viewing pleasure.
Respawn has just opened up Titanfall Beta testing signups on the PC and Xbox One; apologies to those with an Xbox 360. Titanfall’s website says that seats in the Beta are limited and if chosen, you’ll be emailed with further information “no later than 11:59 PM PST on Feb 17th.” Sign up at Titanfall’s website for a chance to play!
In 1998 I got Thief as a birthday present. It presented a morally ambiguous first-person world with choices and freedom, and the ability to sneak around the world in a way no game had ever done before. The sequels were excellent. Now we get a ‘reboot’ of the series – and a trailer to tell us what to expect.
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is a definite addition for next-gen console game libraries thanks to a strong narrative, poignant character development, and enhanced connections with Lara Croft’s gear, motivations, and background. A promising start that showcases the original 2013 Tomb Raider game from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics that hopefully brings many more high quality installments in the near future.
Are you excited for Titanfall to be released on Xbox One and PC on March 11th? So am I! I cannot legally say whether or not I took part in the Alpha test, but there is a Beta test on the way! Respawn tweeted today that Beta test details will be announced sometime early next week, so stay tuned!
I woke up to a very exciting email this morning, as it appears that Respawn and EA are opening up the highly anticipated Titanfall to a limited public Alpha test on the Xbox One console. The email invited me to apply to Alpha test Titanfall using my EA Origin account. You can apply for the Alpha yourself at Titanfall’s website.
I was really hoping to be blown away by the Xbox One’s “next-gen ness”, and although it has its flaws, the Xbox One is a fantastic gaming console. While the Xbox One may not amaze you right away, Microsoft’s new gaming and home entertainment console will prove that it’s an impressive step forward from the Xbox 360.
I never thought I needed a special accessory to play First Person Shooter (FPS) games, until now. The HipShotDot is a tiny red LED light that’s plugged into your console or computer’s USB port. The LED enhances your view of your weapons crosshairs in order to improve accuracy and reaction time. HipShotDot is a brand new product retailing for $29.99.
I preordered my Xbox One Day One edition months ago. I got to my local Best Buy around 7pm last night, expecting to wait in a long line. Although there was a long line of people who hadn’t preordered, I was the first preorder in line and the first customer at that Best Buy to purchase an Xbox One.
Xbox Live’s Larry Hryb AKA Major Nelson announced today, via Twitter, that the Xbox One will receive the same Games for Gold program that the Xbox 360 currently has. The Games for Gold program gives Xbox Live members free access to certain games chosen by Microsoft each month. What could be better than free games every month?
If you’re anything like me, you’re extremely excited for November 22nd to roll around; that’s the day that the Xbox One is being released to the salivating masses. Today, Microsoft gave us a bit of a teaser into what the next-gen dashboard looks like and how it operates. Let’s just say that this only feeds the flames of desire.
Rare has announced that Kinect Sports Rivals, Xbox’s answer to Wii Sports, will be available in a free trial form at the launch of the Xbox One on November 22nd. It will be called Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason. The “trial experience” will come with the wake racing event, one of the six events that Kinect Sports Rivals will eventually ship…
Known to some as one of the ultimate mulitplayer experiences on Xbox, Halo 3 is now free to download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers until the end of the month. Originally released in 2007, Halo 3 quickly became one of the most popular multiplayer games on Xbox. Now, you can take part in Master Chief’s epic adventure for free.
Video games and exercise don’t often go hand-in-hand, although attempts at calorie burning games by major consoles have been made in the past. However, with the new Kinect 2.0 technology included with the Xbox One, Microsoft is trying to lure us couch potatoes off of our favorite La-Z-Boy by combining videos by popular fitness instructors with Kinect’s new ultra-sensitive cameras.
November 22nd is right around the corner and the Xbox One will soon be one of the most fought over holiday gifts of 2013. There has been lots of discussion over the Xbox One hardware, Microsoft’s inclusion of and subsequent back-pedaling on DRM, and the bundled Kinect 2.0. But in my opinion, what makes a console successful are the games….
Every time a new generation of gaming consoles is released, there tends to be great buzz and excitement as fans start pre-ordering their devices. As is the case almost every time, retailers start selling out of the first shipment of consoles very quickly. If you’re still looking to pre-order, check out NowInStock.net which can alert you when pre-orders become available. I,…
Grand Theft Auto V continues improvement in open world environments where crime is king and characters expand with a three main character scenario that allows character to switch among them. Rockstar Games expands existing gameplay into show-stopping events with more role-playing opportunities as main and supporting characters cross paths while players can take main routes or choose tangents any time….
You might have heard of the Grand Theft Auto games, which are either the cause of all evil or just a video game depending on your perspective. The fifth entry (or 7th counting Vice City and San Andreas) was just released – and has already sold over $800 million during its first 24 hours of retail and digital sales. Wow….
Yesterday Nintendo announced a couple of major developments meant to bolster their sagging console business. The first is a price drop on the Wii U system to $299 to compete with the upcoming Sony & Microsoft consoles. They also launched the 2DS, a non-3D system that will play all DS and 3DS games for just $129.99. Mike S did a…