Category Archives: Xbox

Microsoft testing cloud streaming on Xbox One in China

Microsoft are partnering with Square Enix and Ubitus, a Chinese game streaming service, to bring game streaming to the Xbox One in China.

Posted on the Xbox China website, Microsoft details the service as being in beta and that Final Fantasy XII is, currently, the only title available for streaming.

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Microsoft ending production of Xbox 360; services will stay active

Today, Microsoft have revealed that–with the Xbox 360 turning 10 years old last November–they’ve ended the production of the Xbox 360.

“Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft. And while we’ve had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us,” said head of Xbox Phil Spencer on Xbox Wire.

Xbox360_Console_controller_RHS_34_rgb_Launch2013-No-Kinect“Which is why we have made the decision to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles. We will continue to sell existing inventory of Xbox 360 consoles, with availability varying by country.” Continue reading

Batman A Telltale Games Series detailed

BATMAN_LOGOTelltale Games have revealed Batman A Telltale Games Series, an interactive episodic game series based on DC Comics’ iconic Batman comic, at the 2015 Video Game Awards.

“At Telltale, we’ve been honored to bring our unique approach to interactive storytelling to some of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be exploring what it means to be Batman in an all-new series starting next year,” said Kevin Bruner in a statement. Continue reading

Konami barred Hideo Kojima from attending The Game Awards 2015

kojima_meg_messze_van_a_the_phantom_pain_megjeleneseHideo Kojima wasn’t “allowed” to attend The Game Awards 2015.

Apparently, Kojima received letting in the mail from a lawyer at Konami that stated that he was prohibited from attending the event, revealed Geoff Keighley to the crowd.

Keighley shared that Kojima had “all the intention in the world” of attending the event was prohibited from “sharing with his pears.”

Lake: “nothing is certain” about Alan Wake 2 but “it is going to happen”

In an interview with GameInformer, Remedy Entertainment founder Sam Lake discussed the possibility of an Alan Wake sequel.

community_image_1420625753Sam_Lake“I remain enthusiastic and optimistic, and if you ask me it’s going to happen,” said Lake about the highly anticipated sequel. “But, obviously before anything actually happens nothing is certain.”

“We are talking with several different parties about this, but nothing has been signed or confirmed. But, I am championing this cause. I really want to make it happen.”

Earlier in November, when GameInformer did an one hundred question interview with Lake, the developer stated that there would be an Alan Wake sequel.

The original Alan Wake released in 2010 on the Xbox 360.

Unfinished South Park Xbox Game Discovered

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Oh my God! They killed, Kenny!

Footage has surfaced online of an original Xbox South Park game in very early pre-production. A Youtube video posted by an account named HappyConsoleGamer, revealed extensive footage of the game including: it’s combat system, open world, driving mechanics, and character models. It even showcased a split-screen multiplayer option!

It looks like the game would have been similar in scope to 2001’s Simpson’s: Road Rage. As of now, this is the only known copy of this game to be in existence. This footage can be seen below.

While the idea of an 3d, open-world South Park game on paper sounds promising, the game shown is far from finished. Textures are flat. Character models are rough. Even the ground and grass are still labeled. The video also states that the game frequently crashed.

It also looks as if this game would not have been an Xbox exclusive. While this footage is running on an original Xbox, the on-screen prompts show a triangle. Any gamer knows that while the Xbox controller does not have a triangle button, Sony’s dualshock famously does have one.

HappyConsoleGamer claims that the footage was acquired off of a Xbox developer kit purchased at a gaming convention in Portland, Oregon. This claim holds up as the dev kit previously had belonged to Buzz Monkey Software, a developer based in Eugene, Oregon. The team certainly has a pedigree, having worked on titles such as: Tomb: Raider: Underworld, Tomb Raider: Legend, and Tony Hawk: Ride, and likely would have produced a very high quality product.

It is unclear at this point what publisher has commissioned Buzz Monkey to make this game, though that would be fascinating to know. It is also unclear why this project was scrapped. It would have been interesting to see what this game could have been.

WWE 2K16

2K Games Responds To WWE 2K16 Diva’s Controversy

Now that 2K Games have announced the entire 120 character roster for their upcoming wrestling game WWE 2K16, they have received criticism from fans because of a lack of new Divas in the game. The backlash was added to because of how many of the newer Divas have not been added to the game, and won’t be even in DLC, especially given the fact that some newer male wrestlers have been added to WWE 2K16‘s roster.

Now however, 2K Games have issued a statement on the matter. 2K Games have said that they tried to include some newer Divas, but they weren’t able to, writing on their website that:

“With our final roster reveal this past Monday, it was awesome seeing the excitement for The New Day, Enzo and Cass, Mikey Whipwreck, and more. But it was clear that some in the community are frustrated by the lack of the newer Divas added to the main WWE roster recently.

“We pushed as hard as we could to include Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Bayley in WWE 2k16, but it simply did not work out for various reasons. While we are not divulging full details on WWE 2K16’s post-launch plans just yet, we can confirm that the Four Horsewomen will not be available as DLC.

“We are proud to have and built the largest WWE roster to date featuring the most Divas ever. The WWE 2K16 disc includes all of the Divas on the main roster at the time we locked it in (13 playable in total).

We all agree the Divas Revolution is great for business and look forward to celebrating the Divas even more in future WWE 2K titles.”

The WWE 2K16 release date is set for October 27 on Xbox One,Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. Those who preorder WWE 2K16 will receive two playable versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator from the popular action movies.

Mojang: Minecraft: Story Mode is “pretty funny” and “adorable”

Mojang CWO Owen Hill said that Minecraft: Story Mode, a Telltale episodic game based in the Minecraft universe, is “pretty funny.”

QjhB4ZaNJf6i.878x0.Z-Z96KYq“The interactive storytellers at Telltale are giving players the chance to explore their own unique interpretation of the Minecraft universe,” said Hill in a statement.

“They’ve crafted a story that follows the logic of Minecraft, but still manages to feel original. It’s actually pretty funny too. And the pig is adorable. We’re super excited about players digging deeper into the world of Minecraft: Story Mode later this year.”

Yesterday, at Minecon in London, developers Mojang and Telltale Games detailed Minecraft: Story Mode.

Minecraft: Story Mode detailed at Minecon

Today, at Minecon in London, Telltale Games revealed Minecraft: Story Mode, a narrative campaign based on Minecraft which was announced last December.

Minecraft: Story Mode will follow the traditional Telltale story structure; one narrative-driven story, released across five episodes.

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