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Xbox One Exclusive, ReCore release date has been pushed back to late 2016.
One the most highly anticipated Xbox One exclusives of 2016, ReCore has just yesterday revealed that the release date that was originally scheduled for Spring of this year with now be pushed back to later in the year. This disappointing news came just days after Platinum Games, the team working on Scalebound, another Xbox One Exclusive revealed that Scalebound, would also now be pushed back until 2017.
We are only 7 days into the new year which Microsoft dubbed to be the biggest year in Xbox One history, and already two of the biggest anticipated Xbox One Exclusives have received lengthy delays on the release dates. The issues that we have these days is that when a game launches you do want a fully functioning game, and sometimes that does mean waiting a little bit longer while companies iron out any final issues, its finding that balance between keeping gamers happy and delivering a great finished product.
What is ReCore.
If this is the first time you have heared about the Xbox One Exclusive, ReCore, The game sees players take control of a human who is now one of the last remaining humans on the planet, the game with see you team up with & forge friendships with robot companions, while you travel around the mysterious planet. As far as the objectives in the game go that is just as mysterious as the game is dubbed to be, but check out the trailer below to see it that gets you any more pumped for it.
Be sure to keep an eye out on the site as we will keep you up to date with any new information about ReCore.
Free Xbox One games 2016
Running out of space on your Xbox One hard drive yet?. organise your hard drive renew your Xbox live gold subscription and get ready for more epic Free Xbox one games.
The games that are kicking of 2016 are as follows:
1. Killer Instinct: Season One Ultra Edition
Get those fingers warmed up as you play this epic button basher. Killer Instinct: Season One Ultra Edition brings you, Jago, Sabrewulf, Thunder, Glacius, Sadira, Orchid, Spinal and Fulgore, 8 costumes, 16 premium accessory packs, and KI Classic game which was originally released back in 1994 #throwback.
Killer Instinct: Season One Ultra Edition will be available from the 1st of January all the way through until the end of the month. With the game normally retailing at £31.99/$39.99 it is surely already justify the upgrade to Xbox Live gold membership.
The second free Xbox one game of 2016 to drop will be Zheros. Zheros is fresh of the block as it doesn’t actually get released until January 16th when it becomes available for Free on the games with gold campaign. Zheros, an indie beat-em-up designed just for Xbox One with it’s amazing visuals, sees you take control of the Zheros’ special agents who’s objectives are simple, derail the plans of evil mastermind Dr. Vendetta.
This game defiantly looks like a good old fashion boredom buster as I like to call it, with its cartoon style graphics and cheesy looking story line I can easily see myself notching up a few hours on this.
Zheros with be available from January 16th up until the 15th of February, and once it has finished will go back to its normal price of £14.99/$19.99.
These are the games kick starting the new year on Xbox One, If you are still without a Xbox One because Santa didn’t bring you one for Christmas or because you simply cant afford it, don’t fear. There is still a way of getting hold of a Free Xbox One in 2016 simply head over to the Free Xbox One page for more information, While your there be sure to check out the Free Xbox Live 2016 page to find out how to get the most up to date Xbox Live gold memberships for free.
Xbox One slim in 2016?.
With the start of the new year brings the start of new rumours. The latest rumour surrounding the Xbox One, is that Microsoft may have a slim lined version of the new console in the pipeline. There is in no solid evidence of this, however it is rumoured that Microsoft may be building the slim Xbox one to compete with the Apple TV and that you may only be able to play windows store games, this would of course be reflected in the price.
What we do know is that Microsoft are making sure that for owners of the Xbox One, 2016 will be a year like no other. These were the words of Yusuf Mehdi, the Microsoft marketing executive had this to say
Xbox One owners can look forward to the company’s best lineup of games in 2016.
So is a new Xbox One slim on the horizon in 2016 only time will tell, what I do know is we are sure looking forward to what they have install for us in this new year.
Xbox One February System Update – What’s new?,
Microsoft continue to deliver on there promise, Microsoft are still listening to the community and creating the Console fans want, this February is no different.
Here are the changes you will see in the Xbox One February System update:
- Controller improvements – We’re excited to improve stability and speed on the Xbox One controller in the following ways:
- Quick Connect – Previously, controller connections to Xbox One took approximately four-to-five seconds when powering on a controller. Now, it will only take about two seconds.
- Stability improvements – The update also provides a number of fixes that address some of the controller disconnect issues reported by Xbox One owners.
To download the update, connect a controller to your Xbox One with a USB cable. Keep any headsets connected to the controller. Connect to Xbox Live. Press theMenu. Go to Settings > Devices & accessories and select the controller. If you have multiple controllers attached, you can select Buzz – which will cause the selected controller to vibrate. Then select Update to download the new firmware to the controller attached via the USB cable, and the screen will show the Updating controller … progress screen. When you see the Controller updated screen, press ‘B’ to go back to the Devices & accessories main page. Reselect the controller. The Firmware version should now be: 1.2.2236.0
- Game hubs – These are the go-to centers for interesting content, tips and tricks for your favorite titles. Every Xbox One game will have a game hub where you can see which friends are playing the game, compete with your friends in game leaderboards, dive into the coolest game clips and game broadcasts, and follow the game’s top broadcasters and clip creators.
To get to the game hub for your favorite game, find a game in your pins, recently played list, or My games and apps, then press the Menu button and select View game hub. You can also search for any game in the Xbox Store and click on the Game Hub tile from the game’s store page.
On the game’s activity feed, game developers can share interesting content with anyone who follows the game. You’ll be the first to get news on upcoming updates and DLC, featured game clips and trailers, behind the scenes content and more. All the news about your favorite games is delivered right to your console. Additionally, you can now choose to Follow a game from a game hub, which will incorporate the game’s activity feed content into your activity feed.
- Party chat updates – We made several changes to party chat in recent weeks, including:
- Chat connection status – New icons have been added to let you know the current status of a chat connection in your party. A Clock icon means the connection is being made. A Squawker Ring icon indicates the connection was successful, and actively shows who is speaking. An X icon means that networking limitations (such as a Strict NAT) are preventing the chat connection from completing for specific participants.
- Improved connectivity between multiple participants with Strict or Moderate NATs – We also made some connectivity improvements to party chat in partial mesh situations when multiple participants are behind moderate or strict NATs with their home gateways/routers.
- Game and party invitations – To help you more quickly know who is inviting you to what, we made improvements to game and party invitations. Now, you can see which of your friends is inviting you and what party or game the invite is for, without having to wait for the text to scroll on the notification.
- Performance improvements – We also decreased the time it takes to set up person-to-person (P2P) connectivity for party chat and streamlined the retry logic for setting up party chat sessions.
- Custom backgrounds and tile transparency – We’ve added tile transparency to the Home tiles to make your background images more visible. As a reminder, to set a custom background, go to Settings > My Xbox > My background. Note: some items can’t be made transparent due to usage rights/restrictions for certain images.
- TV updates – A number of updates to the live TV experience are available today and new features have been added to additional countries including:
- TV trending in OneGuide – As you scan the OneGuide TV listings, you can see which shows are trending with a “Trending on Xbox” or “Trending on Twitter” note and icon within the details for each show. Currently, Xbox TV trending is available to all Xbox One owners in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, and Twitter trending is available in the United States.
- Live TV trending (new countries) – France, Germany, Brazil and Mexico now have the ability to see live TV trending data in Xbox OneGuide.
- Improved control of TVs, set-top boxes and audio/video receivers – Xbox One works even better with more devices. Updates to the IR blasting database for new models have been added and address issues reported by our fan community.
- “Trick play” with Xbox One Digital TV Tuner – Xbox One Digital TV Tuner owners in supported countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) are now able to see video frames when fast-forwarding or rewinding paused TV on Xbox One consoles.
- Live TV streaming on Windows Phone and Android – Live TV streaming on Windows Phone and Android devices for Xbox One Digital TV Tuner owners has been added in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
- OneGuide for the Netherlands – Support for OneGuide is being added for Xbox Live members in the Netherlands.
Some of the new content will require you to have Xbox Live gold membership, if you don’t have a Gold account you can get your hands on free 12 month Xbox live Gold membership just check out the Free Xbox live page to find out how.
November Update set to Make Xbox One that much Better.
It’s apparent that in recent months Microsoft has turned the Xbox One into a really great console, not just for gaming but for entertainment aswell. Microsoft have really started to take on board what their loyal customers want, and the November Update is another great example of that.
What to Expect in the Xbox One November Update.
Custom Dashboard backgrounds are finally here. With the November Update you will be able to have the chance to have your very own custom Dashboard background. This was the most requested thing in the November Update, and when the update rolls out next month you will be able to choose a custom colour or achievement art as your background on Xbox One, and more customization options are coming in future system updates.
Gamer profile improvements, Showing off your greatest gaming clips to your mates is always cool, but now thanks to the November update you will be able to share upto 6 of your favorite gaming moments onto your profile. This means ever time somebody clicks on your profile they will be able to see up to 6 of you best clips in a carousel format, no better way to let somebody know that you are a sick sniper on COD or a super skillful Fifa player.
Live TV Trending, This part of the November update will only be avialable to people in the US, Canada and the UK. A new tab will be available in the Oneguide, the tab will give you information on top 20 most watch shows at anytime( the list is updated every minute) not only will it give you a list of the currently most watch shows it will also filter to show only the things that are available for you to watch. As part of the Live TV Trending, you will now be able to access Twitter though the Miniguide to keep upto date on what people are talking about in any live show, you will also be able to jump straight into the convo.
That is just a few of what I think are the best new updates coming to the Xbox One this November, however, expect much more. Check out the video below, so you can see for youself just what you can expect in this latest Xbox One update.
Xbox Live gold members will once again benifit from the great range on new updates in November and that makes it the perfect time to take the plunge and go Gold if you haven’t already. If the fact that you have to pay for Xbox Live gold membership bothers you then you will be pleased to know that you can get yourself 12 Months Xbox Live gold Membership for Free, see the page Free Xbox Live for more information.
Nova-111 Coming to Xbox One early 2015
The ID@Xbox programme is most definitely in full swing now, every week more and more games are being announced thanks to the programme and the latest game to be added to that list is Funktronic Labs and Curve Digital game, Nova-111.
Funktronic Labs and Curve Digital have teamed up to bring us Nova-111, which is a very interesting game indeed. Nova-111 will be a Real-time and Turn-based hybrid and that’s definitely something you dont hear everyday.
Nova-111 is a Sci-fi themed adventure game that see you take control of a science-vessel on a mission to find missing scientists that are scattered on various foreign planets, no game would be complete with out some enemies to stop you in your path( Alien Creatures in this case) and puzzles along the way.
Nova-111 looks set to be a great edition to the Xbox One marketplace however, the Turn-based, Real-time hybrid has many people sceptical about just how well this game will run. only time will tell.
Microsoft Releases A new Free Xbox One game.
Free Xbox One games, yes please!!!. Mircosoft surprised everybody yesterday, with the launch of a new Free Xbox One game called Voice Commander.
Voice Commander, is a retro-styled space shooter in which you are set the task of defending planet Earth from endless waves of enemy space ships. Voice Commander can be played by up to 8 people all on the same console, each player with take charge of their own ship while Multiply players can also use the kinect voice commands to control Vox(A friendly space ship with a cool array of weapons) to aid in the battle of protecting earth.
Voice Commander, one of the first games to be launched by the Microsoft garage team, is a very simple game to play and will be a great game to play when you get together with a large group of friends (just remind them to bring their controllers.)
Voice Commander is currently only available to download in North America, but that doesn’t stop you from getting the game. If you live outside of North America, to get hold of this latest Free Xbox One game you will need to chance your DNS servers over, download the game and then chance your DNS servers back. The game will work perfectly fine once you change your DNS servers back. To find out how to change your DNS servers over to a North American server, I suggest you have a look on Youtube, it is a fairly straight forward process.
Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle Available this November.
With Christmas just around the corner, the Console war is certain to heat up again with both Sony and Microsoft competing for the mass of the christmas trade. Microsoft are taking no chances and have announced that they are launching a killer new Bundle package for the up coming Assassin’s Creed Unity.
To attarct more people to The Xbox One, Microsoft will be launching two new bundles this November. Starting from the 2nd of November selected retailers will be offering an Xbox One Bundle that will include the standard 500gb Xbox One console with Kinect sensor bar, wireless controller, headset and One month Free Xbox live Gold subscription. Along with the standard Console package, you will be able to pick up the new Assassin’s Creed Unity(which launches the 11th of November) as a download code that can be predownloaded ready to play on the 11th of Noevember. The Bundle will also include a download code for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and a code for Dance Central Spotlight. The Bundle will be priced at $499,99(£319.99)
The second bunlde will be without the kinect sensor and be priced at $399.99(£249.99). Thw Two bundles are bound to be hugely popular given the fact that the Assissins Creed serie franchise has sold more than 77 million copies to date.
Are you looking at getting a Xbox One Console?, If the answer is yes, why not check out the Free Xbox One page to find out how you can get a Free Xbox One.
NHL & Plex App coming to Xbox One This Month.
With the New NHL season kicking off this month, the news that the NHL App is coming to Xbox One this month with please many owners of the Xbox One Console. The NHL App will give you access to the NHL like never before. Follow your favourite team with live scores, news, and indepth analysis. NHL gamecentre subscribers will be able to keep up with the teams in the league, with live games and out-of-market season games and replays.
Plex App arriving on Xbox One by popular Demand.
It seams Microsoft really are starting to take their customers seriously and are clearly starting to listen. The hugely popular Plex Service is coming to Xbox One after many Xbox One owners requesting it. The Plex App that comes to Xbox One at some point this week, will be a welcome edition to the ever growing Xbox One Apps. Plex is an entertainment App that gives you the choice of a wide range of films and TV shows, not only that the app also allows you to stream from your personal PC libary.
Both these Apps with be compatible with Kinect, with functioning gesture controls.
MOBA game Smite Coming soon to Xbox One.
During Microsoft’s press conference at Gamescom this year, Smite was revealed in a trailer along with many other amazing looking games, all of which are coming to Xbox One thanks to the ID@Xbox programme. Smite is by far in my opinion the stand out game in the incredible line up that was showcased in the trailer, and to make it even better, its Free to play.
Smite is a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) which would usually worry me, as MOBA’s don’t convert to Consoles that well. Smite looks set to break the trend and could become the biggest and best MOBA the consoles will ever see.
Hi-Rez Studios third person action MOBA Smite sees you take control of a god (Hercules,Thor,Poseidon & many more) as you battle in a player vs player arena, with the help of AI controlled mythological creatures helping you fight and ultimately destroy the enemy base. For those of you that are worried that a MOBA game won’t work on a Console Chris Charla( Director of ID@Xbox for Microsoft) had this to say “As a third person action game, Smite is perfectly suited for the Xbox One controller” whether that will be the case we will have to wait to see.
Smite is just one of a whole explosion of Free-to-play games that are making there way to Xbox One over the next year, which is such exciting news, see my recent post on Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, another amazing looking Free-to-play game coming to Xbox One in 2015. The fact that Smite is a Free-to-play game, is the main reason I think this game is going to thrive on The Xbox One and I hope I’m right. The Xbox One console really is the perfect platform to launch a game like Smite to the masses, why not check out the trailer below.
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