Category Archives: Xbox

Window 10’s Music and Video apps dropping Xbox name

Windows_Product_Family_9-30-Event-741x416videowindows10.0musicwindows10.0Microsoft seems to be shifting away from its “Xbox Video” and “Xbox Music” platforms with the applications simplify being renamed Music and Video.

Yesterday. Microsoft demoed these rebranded applications running on Windows 10 marking a huge brand change for Windows.

Though the functionality of these apps will remain the same, Microsoft made some key UI changes which can be viewed and noted on the right.

BioWare talks about returning to Jade Empire, “never say never”

Although a sequel isn’t in development, BioWare states that fans should “never say never” when it comes to returning to the Jade Empire universe.

jade_empire“Well there’s always hope,” BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn said in a Q&A with Kotaku.  “Both [BioWare developers Mark Darrah and Mike Laidlaw] worked on Jade Empire, so they’re advocates for it in the studio (so is Matt Goldman, DAI’s Art Director). I worked on it too!”

“Our plate is awfully full right now, but the idea to go back to the universe does come up pretty regularly,” he added. “Mark and I spent a solid two hours in my office talking about it not long ago…” Continue reading

343: massive Halo 5 news in upcoming weeks; should be “verrry interesting”

“The next couple of weeks should be verrry interesting,” teases 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes, when talking about the Halo 5: Guardians countdown site.

Yesterday, a teaser site appeared with a countdown and the hashtag #HUNTtheTRUTH. However, exactly what the countdown leads to it’s still up in the air. Continue reading

Telltale Games’ first “Super Show” won’t be with Lionsgate

Telltale Games, at SXSW, revealed that its upcoming “Super Show,” which combines a traditional television show and interactive entertainment, won’t be with Lionsgate Entertainment.

Recently, Lionsgate made a “significant investment” in the developer. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer even joined Telltale’s board of directors,

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Lionsgate had said the investment will allow “the two companies to explore opportunities to co-develop existing and original IP into episodic games and television.” Continue reading

Telltale Games have some The Walking Dead related news to “soon” share

2609220-9919740744-23601The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, at his SXSW panel, revealed that Telltale Games have some The Walking Dead related new to share.

“BTW, look for @telltalegames TWD news really soon. Or harass @kevbru or @jobjstauffer until they break,” tweeted Skybound Entertainment, who delegated the panel.

Back at the San Deigo Comic Con, Telltale Games confirmed that there would be a third season of The Walking Dead. “There will be a third season of The Walking Dead,” confirmed CEO Kevin Bruner alongside Robert Kirkman at the time.

Tim Schafer open returning to Psychonauts or Brutal Legend

Double Fine Productions’ Tim Schafer, at the 2015 British Academy Games Awards, reflected on his career and the titles he would most like to revisit in the future.

20121218_tim_schafer“The world of Psychonauts is so interesting because you can just keep creating more brains every time you meet somebody and wonder what the world inside their brain looks like,” Schafer told Destructoid.

Schafer also mentioned Brutal Legend, as the title holds an amount of promise. “It’s kind of already designed because we had to throw away half that game to get it done two years late,” said Schafer who insinuated that he wanted to work with Jack Black again. “It’s a lot easier to imagine going forward with that or Psychonauts.” Continue reading

How to make the Ultimate Game Room

By Tim Smith

f2cd6189cc735032c64b100c9623853bMany people like to have a gaming or entertainment room in their home. Whether you like video or table games, you will enjoy these ideas. Your basement is most likely the best place to set up your gaming room, but you can use any room in the house that is bare.

Table Games

If you want to install table games like ping pong, pool or air hockey, keep in mind that you will need an additional three to five feet of space around these tables. Consider adding some wallpaper in the room that matches your table games. A hockey arena crowd wallpaper would fit in very nicely with an air hockey table room. You can even go as far as adding a penalty box in the room in case someone gets out of hand while playing the game. This makes the game a lot more interesting when playing with friends and family. Continue reading

Grand Theft Auto Online fixed; Heists now available

Grand Theft Auto Online is now online and fully functional; following a turbulent release of  the long awaited Heist feature.

52365_fbRockstar Support explains that they believe all versions of GTA Online should be currently be in working order, along with the Rockstar Social Club. “Full access has been restored to GTA Online and all services have resumed as normal,” the developer tweeted.

Yesterday, multiple users reported issues joining games, downloading purchased content, and signing in to their profiles on Xbox Live. Since, however, Rockstar has been working on fixing those issues, and now seems to have corrected.

Metal Gear Online gets detailed in new trailer

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Konami and Kojima Productions have released a new trailer detailing the Metal Gear Online experience.

Metal Gear Online will be available with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which releases on consoles September 1st, for no extra charge. Continue reading