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ID@Xbox Game Nova-111 coming soon to Xbox One

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.

ID@Xbox game Nova-111Nova-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.

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Surprise Free Xbox One game out now.

Microsoft Releases A new Free Xbox One game.

voice commander free on xbox OneFree 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 free on Xbox One

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.

 

Free-to-play Game Smite Coming to Xbox One

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.

To keep up to date with all the latest going on in and around the Xbox One world, make sure to bookmark Xbox One Freebies, and for more information on Xbox One arcade games coming soon be sure to check back.

Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter Free on Xbox One.

Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter Coming to Xbox One, early 2015.

dungeons & dragons coming to xbox one 2015

MMO(Massively multiplayer online) is coming to Xbox One, thanks to the launch of Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter. Publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios announced that the hugely popular free-to-play PC game Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter will be launching on Xbox One early 2015, and the game wll remain  free-to-play ( Xbox Live gold Subscription will be required).

Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter, is set in the Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe. prepare to choose you classes, prepare to choose you character, prepare to tackle any enemies that stand in your path, in this MMORPG. ( Massively multiplayer online role-playing game)

See the launch trailer for the PC version of Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter Below. No trailer has been launched for the Xbox One version yet.

Free Xbox One games.

Whether you are a fan of Dungeons & Dragons, or a fan of MMO’s, it doesn’t matter because everybody is a fan of free Xbox One games. Microsoft are really creating a gaming library that covers all gamers needed and budgets, and the explosion of Free-to-play games that are making their way on to the console is great and long may it continue. If you want more games for free on Xbox One check out the How to get free Xbox One games page for all the information you need.

Ori and the Blind Forest coming to Xbox One this holiday

ID@Xbox game, Ori and the Blind forest coming to Xbox One this summer.

ori and the blind forest on xb1

This year at E3, Microsoft showcased just how amazing the ID@Xbox programme was by announced all of the amazing Xbox One arcade games coming soon. Ori and the Blind forest was among those mentioned and truly stood out because of its stunning visuals. Moon Studios, bring us this action platformer and have confirmed that the game is due out this holiday.

Ori and the Blind forest.

In Ori and the Blind forest, you will play as the character Ori and are tasked with navigate a perilous, dark forest gaining strength and skill to conquer the evil that lurks within. See the trailer below.

Free Xbox One Games This July.

Free games with Gold this July on Xbox One.

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This month we finally got Games with gold on Xbox One, which we are all grateful for. The first free games to come to Xbox One this June were Hal0: Spartan Assault and Max the curse of the brotherhood, which is still available to download now on Xbox One.

With July just around the corner, Microsoft’s Major nelson finally announced the games for free in July on Xbox One. Unfortunately it’s a bit of bad news for the games with gold promotion in July, the promotion is continuing in July however there will only be one new Free Xbox One game to download, the game that will replace Halo:Spartan Assault and be available to download free on the 2nd of July is Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship EditionThere will be no further games coming to Xbox One for free in July however Major nelson also confirmed today that Max: the curse of the brotherhood would remain free to download until the end of July. I certainly hope that this isn’t going to be a recurring thing each month, but we will have to wait and see. One game is defiantly better than none.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition free on Xbox One in July.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, is a brawler/platformer that see’s you become the character knows as Juan Aguacate, a masked Mexican wrestler on a mission to save the President’s daughter from the evil, skeletal Carlos Calaca. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a game born from the highly talked about ID@Xbox programme. With Microsoft really showing off the full power of the ID@Xbox programme at E3 this year, the next few months really do look bright for Xbox One arcade games/Players.

Don’t like waiting for the next months Games with gold promotion to get your hands on Free Xbox One games?. If so check out the Free Xbox One games page on the site to found out how you can get your hands on the latest Xbox One games absolutly free.

ID@Xbox games coming soon to Xbox One

Xbox live arcade games coming to Xbox One this year.

When the Xbox One was released last year one of the big things that Microsoft were shouting about was there new ID@Xbox programme. The ID@Xbox (Independent Developers Publishing Program for Xbox One) programme allows qualified games developers, big & small to create self published games to the Xbox One with Microsoft giving studios the tools and support needed to maximize their success. When announced last year it got many of us Xbox Live Arcade fans excited because it should allow for a huge influx of Indie games on the Xbox One, then in march Microsoft announced that more than 250 Independant publishers had now signed up to the programme and had the kits to work with. Now we are in june 2014 and we are yet to see this great influx of Xbox live arcade games that we were expecting would come from the new ID@Xbox programme, a few games that have come through are, Worms: Battlegrounds, Strike Suit Zero, Nutjitsu.

E3 brings news of huge list of ID@Xbox games coming to Xbox One

This year at E3, Microsoft finally brought us some good news on the Xbox Live Arcade game front. Chris Charla, director of the independent developer recruitment project ID@Xbox, took to the stage to showcast just what these Independant publishers have to offer this year on the Xbox One. The influx of Indie games that we have been after since the launch of the Xbox One last year seems to finally be here, Check out the video below, which showcases all of the Indie game coming to the console over the next year.

Here is a list of the games featured in the video:

  • “#IDARB” by Other Ocean – “#IDARB” is a chaotic eight-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by “Bomberman” and “Smash Bros.” as it is by cans of soda, paint-by-number books, and driving five miles faster than the speed limit.
  • “Another World – 20th Anniversary” by Digital Lounge – Also known as Out Of This World, “Another World” is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, “Another World” has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike.
  • “Aztez” by Team Colorblind – “Aztez” is a real-time action and turn-based strategy hybrid set in the world of the Aztecs. Push on the borders of the empire and manage political chaos with thrilling combat segments, where victory or defeat has immediate ramifications in your burgeoning empire.
  • “Calibre 10 Racing Series” by Bongfish – “Calibre 10 Racing Series” is a spiritual successor to “Harms Way.” The game is entirely multiplayer in a new experience that combines action-packed racing with fast-paced first person shooting.
  • “Chariot” by Frima Studio – “Chariot” is a humoristic physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending-off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King’s remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb.
  • “Cuphead” byStudio MDHR – “Cuphead” is a single player or co-op run and gun platformer, heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by 1930s cartoons, the visuals are hand drawn and inked, and the music is all original jazz recordings. Cuphead & Mugman traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves and uncover hidden secrets.
  • “Divekick” by Iron Galaxy – “Divekick” is the world’s first-ever two-button fighting game! It has made a splash with the fighting game community for not using a stick, yet still retaining the strategic gameplay and spacing techniques employed by professional fighting game players. Now anyone can experience the thrill of fighting games without memorizing complex combos and finger-contorting button presses.
  • “Earthlock: Festival of Magic” by Snow Castle Games – “Earthlock” is a turn-based fantasy RPG where an intriguing cast of characters must embark on a bold adventure to unlock the deepest secrets of Umbra, a world that mysteriously stopped spinning ages ago. The combat features an innovative twist using combat pairs and chain attacks.
  • “Fenix Rage” by Reverb Triple XP, Green Lava Studios – “Fenix Rage” is an inspired, frenetically-paced, challenging and aggressively addicting 2D platformer that will keep your palms sweaty, your thumbs fatigued, and your wits sharp. Gamers take on the role of Fenix, whose village is decimated by a huge explosion, leaving only two survivors – Fenix and Oktarus, a mysterious figure who manages to elude Fenix’s best efforts at capture.
  • “Fibbage” by Jackbox Games – “Fibbage” is the lying, bluffing, fib-till-you-win multiplayer trivia party game from the makers of “You Don’t Know Jack. Fool your friends with your lies, avoid theirs and find the (usually outrageous) truth. And get this: your phone or tablet is your controller!
  • “Forced” by BetaDwarf – “Forced” is a hectic co-op arcade adventure RPG for one- to four players. Intuitive twin-stick controls, tons of intelligent enemies, diverse settings, devastating skills and fiendish puzzle elements. Use teamwork to contain your enemies and control your Spirit Mentor to unleash the power of the ancient shrines, or die trying.
  • “FRU” by Through Games – “FRU” is a Kinect-based puzzle platformer in which the player utilizes both a joystick and their body to control the game. In fact, in “FRU,” the player’s silhouette is used to reveal what lies beneath the world at first glance. “FRU’s” gameplay changes according to the player’s shape, pose and movement.
  • “INSIDE” by Playdead – From the creators of “LIMBO,” Playdead is bringing “INSIDE” to Xbox first in 2015. For more information, visit playdead.com/inside.
  • “Get Even” by The Farm 51 – “Get Even” is a fast paced first person action game for PC and next generation of gaming platforms. It tells two very dark stories of ultimate foes whose lives were bond in some accident that led them both to tragic situations and put them at opposite sides of destructive conflict.
  • “Grave” by Broken Window Studios – “Grave” is an open-world fusion between modern horror and classic survival horror. Fight off armies of fearsome foes that each have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. No creature is alike and no weapon is foolproof in a reality that can shift or change at a moment’s notice.
  • “Guacamelee Super Turbo CE” by DrinkBox Studios – “Guacamelee! STCE” is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world.  The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters.
  • “Habitat” by 4gency – In Earth’s orbit, where crisis is guaranteed, “Habitat” is the only strategic space simulation game that utilizes orbital debris to build the future homes of humanity and where hope for survival lies in your creativity as Commander.
  • “Hellraid” by Techland – “Hellraid” is a dark fantasy action game from the studio behind “Dying Light,” the “Dead Island” and “Call of Juarez” series. The game is a unique mix of melee, magic and ranged combat and can be played both in single-player and co-op.
  • “Hyper Light Drifter” by Heart Machine – “Hyper Light Drifter” is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best eight-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
  • “Knight Squad” by Chainsawesome Games – “Knight Squad” is a one to eight player action game that can be described as “Bomberman” meets “Gauntlet.” Play as a Knight in the arena and defeat your opponents using epic weapons and power ups. Challenge your friends in the Versus mode or play as a team as you complete the challenges on each floor of Destiny’s Tower.
  • “Lifeless Planet” by Stage 2 Studios – While seeking life on a distant planet, a skeptical astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon. A third-person action-adventure featuring an old-school sci-fi story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic adventure games.
  • “Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime” by Asteroid Base – The game is a frantic co-op platformer-inside-a-shooter, in which players work together piloting a neon-drenched battleship to save space animals, explore the galaxy, and fight evil robots. Deep space is a dangerous place, but at least you don’t have to face it alone!
  • “Mighty No. 9” by Comcept
  • “NERO” by Storm in a Teacup – “NERO” features a simple gameplay with accessible controls in a rich interactive environment filled with puzzles. NERO invites players to explore and experience emotions and feelings that are uncommon in videogames, redefining the visual novel genre and reshaping it in a next-generation first-person game.
  • “Never Alone” by E-Line Media, Upper One Games – Built in partnership with the Alaska Native community, “Never Alone” (Kisima Ingitchuna) delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Inupiat people of the Arctic to present a game experience like no other.  An atmospheric puzzle platformer of wondrous adventure and survival in a place where survival shouldn’t be possible. 
  • “Plague Inc: Evolved” by Ndemic Creations – “Plague Inc: Evolved” is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation. Your pathogen has infected Patient Zero – now bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself!
  • “Pure Pool” by Ripstone – “Pure Pool” allows you to connect to a living, breathing pool hall from the comfort of your own living room. With all the buzz and vibrancy of a real pool playing environment, “Pure Pool” is set to serve up the most authentic pool experience on the market!
  • “Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut” by Toxic Games – “Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut” is a brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums – from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.
  • “Rip Tide GP2” by Vector Unit – Get ready for adrenaline-inducing water racing action with “Riptide GP2,” from the makers of “Hydro Thunder Hurricane.” “Riptide GP2” kicks everything into overdrive delivering intense online head-to-head multiplayer, 6 player split screen, upgradable hydro jets, enhanced graphics, stunts, and realistic wave-filled action.
  • “Roundabout” by No Goblin – “Roundabout” is an open world driving puzzle game where you control a constantly rotating limousine! Pick up passengers, find secret collectables, take on dangerous missions, and fall in love while reliving the 1977 rise to fame story of Georgio Manos.
  • “Siegecraft Commander” by Blowfish Studios – Create the ultimate medieval fortress and wreak havoc and destruction on your enemies with tower flinging fun! Carefully plan the location of the towers and walls in your fortress network to outmaneuver your foes. Easy-to-learn strategic elements combine in subtle ways to yield a rich tactical experience!
  • “SlashDash” by Nevernaut Games – “SlashDash” is a competitive party game for up to four players. Combat is fast paced, strategic and deceptively simple. The first game mode is Capture the Flag, where two teams of ninjas slash and teleport their way to flags and glory. Cooperation is key — when your teammate has the flag, slash them to make them dash!
  • “Source” by Fenix Fire Entertainment – “Source” is an adventure game that exists in another dimension. You control a firefly with the power to manipulate energy with all living creatures. However, this world is being devoured by a dark energy that is tearing the world apart, and it’s your destiny to stop this threat of extinction.
  • “Spectra” by Gateway Interactive – From new studio Gateway Interactive and Chipzel (the amazing chip-tune artist behind the “Super Hexagon” music) comes “Spectra,” a fast paced retro style racing game destined to get your heart pumping and test your skill like no other!
  • “The Golf Club” by HB Studios – “The Golf Club” is a next generation golf simulation which offers outstanding gameplay and gorgeous visuals. With the ability to procedurally generate courses and the depth of social interaction within the game there truly are an unlimited number of golf courses that can be created, shared and played with your friends.
  • “There Came An Echo” by Iridium Studios – “There Came an Echo” is a real-time strategy title with a heavy narrative focus being developed for release. The player can use an innovative voice control system to direct their units around the battlefield to ensure a tactical advantage over the enemy.
  • “Threes!” by Sirvo / Hidden Variable – “Threes!” is a tiny game about matching numbers that grows on you. Learn it in a minute. Play it for a lifetime. Featuring cute, charming characters, a catchy score, and deceptively deep gameplay, “Threes!” is a tiny game that will wrap up your heart and mind in a warm hug and never let go.
  • “Volgarr the Viking” by Crazy Viking Studios – Return to the Golden Age of arcades with an all-new hardcore action experience that pulls no punches. “Volgarr the Viking” possesses all the hallmarks of the true classics – simple controls, high challenge, and meticulous design – combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood.
  • “White Night” by Osome Studio – In America’s early thirties, explore the macabre past of an old family manor and solve puzzles of light and shadows. At the crossroads of fantastic literature, cinema and videogames, this fully black and white survival horror will teach you that light can be very fragile… and darkness often lethal.
  • “Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries” by GriN – “Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries” is a non-sugarcoated fairytale platformer, full of drama and dark twists. In a fantasy-like setting – with dangerous smoke-spewing factories, a charming medieval village and nature manipulated by the evil – we follow the vendetta of a fearless Little Red Riding Hood.
  • “Wulverblade” by Darkwind Media, Fully Illustrated – “Wulverblade” is a side-scrolling brawler created in the spirit of the arcade greats. It’s 120AD and the Roman army has seized control of Britannia. Their goal: march north and conquer the island with brutal and bloody efficiency. The 5,000 strong 9th Legion are preparing for war, but little do they know what lies in wait for them.

get your hands on the Xbox One for free be seeing to Free Xbox One page on the site and get your hands on theses awesome looking Xbox One Indie games too.

 

Free Xbox Live Arcade Games On Xbox One This June

Free Xbox Live Arcade Games coming to you this June on Xbox One.

Games with gold is finally coming to Xbox One and we can’t wait. The first two games that we will get are hands on will be Arcade games, but I think that is great as you can find some absolute gems in these Xbox Live arcade games. The first two games that will be offered for free in june are Halo: Spartan Assualt & Max the curse of the brotherhood.

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Halo: Spartan Assualt Free On Xbox One

The first Free game with gold that you will receive on June 1st 2014 is Halo: Spartan Assault. Don’t get to excited this isn’t Halo as you know it, but that isn’t to say that the game is rubbish. Halo: Spartan Assault is a twin stick shooter that offers fans of the much loved Halo franchise a whole wealth of story (which is set in between halo 3 & halo 4) and gameplay to fall in love with. The Game itself does offer up some what of a challenge as you start to progress through the levels, unlike in most twin stick shooters, The creators 343 industries have done away with unlimited ammo meaning the classic gun ho approach is a bit hard to do, a slight bit of tactical play is needed to complete the whole game which consists of 30 missions.

343 Industries have once again delivered what can only be describes as a stunning looking game worthy in my opinion of being a Next-Gen title. This game becomes some much better when you load up the CO-OP mode and help a friend destroy the flood ( yes there are back again.) One of the possible downsides of Halo: Spartan Assault is all the Micro Transactions that you have within the game. The game is perfectly fine to play through without the need to purchase any of this added extras however I am personally not a fan of theses Micro transactions that have now made there way into Console games. Microsoft have done well in providing us with this as the very first Free Xbox live arcade game on Xbox One and here’s to hoping there will be many more excellent free arcade games to come.

 

MaX: the Curse of the Brotherhood Free on Xbox ONE THIS jUNE

Max: The curse of the Brotherhood is set to become the second free xbox live arcade game on Xbox One’s games with gold promotion in june and will be available to download for free from the 16th of June. The game is brought to you by Press Play. Max the curse of the brotherhood is probably one of the nicest looking Xbox One arcade games that has been released to date. There is no doubt that visually Max the curse of the Brotherhood delivers. As the character, Max you take control of a young boy that reads a spell online that sends his brother through a vortex into a unknown world of evil forces, Max who feels guilty jumps in after his brother. Armed with only a magic marker you must find your way to the evil wizard to get your brother back.

The game is a platform puzzler and is a breath of fresh air when it comes to side along puzzler games. With a good 5-7 hour long campaign to keep you going and plenty of frustrating puzzles to overcome you can be sure that the game will keep you entertained. Check out the video below of the Trailer to Max The curse of the Brotherhood.

First ID@Xbox games coming to Xbox One Soon

Worms Battlegrounds And Nutjitsu coming to Xbox One.

xbox one indie worms battlegrounds

The Xbox One has been out for a number of months now and unfortunately the games haven’t been flooding in leaving its 4 million plus users of the console wanting. This month is defiantly the turning point for the console as more and more of the next-gen games that we have been looking forward to for some time are getting nearer and nearer to launching on the system. One of the thinks that I likes most when the console launched back in November 2013 was the ID@Xbox programme that Microsoft announced, here is a quick look at what the ID@Xbox programme is.

What is ID@Xbox? –ID@Xbox is shorthand for the Independent Developers Publishing Program for Xbox One, a new program enabling independent game developers of all sizes to produce and self-publish games digitally on Xbox One. It’s also shorthand for how to get your game onto Xbox One without a publisher. Source: Xbox Website

As a huge fan of the Arcade/Indie games on the Xbox 360, I was really looking forward to seeing what some of this Independent Developers that may never of stood A change of getting their game published in the past had to offer. Finally the wait is over and the first two Indie games for the Next-Gen console have been confirmed by Phil Spencer the other day, as he said that NinjaBee’s Nutjitsu and a mystery Team17 Worms game will be among the first ID@Xbox titles released. Nutjitsu is a free-to-play Windows 8 puzzle game from Ninja Bee, the studio behind A World of Keflings.Team 17 have also announced that Worm Battlegrounds will be released on Both PS4 and Xbox One very soon. Are we now starting to see the Xbox One becoming the epic gaming machine that we have come the expect, and will the release of the first two Indie games open the flood gates for other developers too?.

Xbox Live Arcade Games set to give you more for your Money.

Download only games on Xbox One to get new 1000 gamerscore limit.

xbox live arcade titles

For those of you out there like myself that love to play Xbox Live Arcade games, then I have some excellent news for you. Firstly let me just clarify something, Xbox Live Arcade is something that doesn’t exist anymore on the Xbox One. The games that would normally fall into that category are now amongst all other game titles. I don’t know whether I like the idea that arcade games don’t have their own section nor do Indie games anymore, however Microsoft think that in getting rid of Xbox Live Arcade category it will give the games themselves more exposure to the general masses, which I do have to agree with, as at the moment on Xbox 360 I feel the Xbox Live Arcade section is a bit tucked away and I actually have friends that have never looked at the section on Xbox 360 so hopefully it will help. Just to add to make sure there is no confusion, Xbox Live Arcade will still be running on Xbox 360.

400 gamerscore limit For Arcade titles to be lifted on Xbox One.

Xbox 360 Arcade titles are all limited to a maximum of 400 gamerscore meaning it limits the amount of achievements developers can add into each Xbla game which is a huge blow for fans of theses games. It is a well-known fact that Xbox Live Arcade games don’t have the depth in both stories and online features to compete against the big games on the console such as your Halos, and Call of Duty however this isn’t surprising considering the cost of a XBLA game is a fraction of the price you would pay for a new big title. Achievements are a way for me personally to get more out of my XBLA games as it gives me a reason to replay the game and therefore I end you getting well worth my money out of the game itself, For example some of the achievements in the highly popular Xbox Live Arcade game, Trails Evolution took me a long time to acquire. Microsoft’s cap on the Gamerscore for Xbox Live Arcade games will never be changed on the Xbox 360 unfortunately.

new achievement unlocked on xbox one

new achievement unlocked on xbox one

Now that the Xbox Live Arcade category has been irradiated on the Xbox One, so has the 400 Gamerscore cap on the titles that would fall under the category itself. Microsoft are yet to confirm that this is true however the evidence that’s available would suggest that this will be a common thing for all arcade games in the future. PopCap the creators of Peggle 2 the download only game due out in December for Xbox One has shown that they will be taking full advantage of the new 1000 gamerscore cap. As a game that will be available to buy for just $11.99 this is fantastic to see. Another arcade game, or should I say Download only game that will boast a 1000 gamerscore at launch on Xbox One is the new Halo: Spartan assault.

peggle 2 on xbox one

Peggle 2 for Xbox One

 

Is 1000 gamerscore too much for an Arcade title?.

The Question Now is does an Xbox Live Arcade game (download only game) have enough content to give you a whole bunch of new achievements to unlock or will we see like in Minecraft 360 Edition a load of pointless easy achievement that you will get for simply playing the game?. I hope it wont be the case with future Arcade titles, and I defiantly think this new cap on gamerscore will add a certain amount of value and playability to a lot of arcade titles. One thing is for certain, this is great news for any gaming fans on the Xbox One and also for the savvy Achievement hunter out there like myself. What do you think of the news, let me know in the comments below.

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