Expansion Pack 147

Welcome to the Expansion Pack, the Britxbox podcast. Released every second Thursday, we banter on Xbox news, what’s hot within the BXB community, and the games we’ve been playing: from the latest releases, demos and XBLA games, to bargain bin oldies. With Mark “Born2beSlicker” Lawson, Ben “Hallben” Hall, Richard “Colonel Red” Worrall. This week we discuss:

Marty O’Donnell “terminated” from Bungie
Xbox One ships 5 million units to retailers
The Amazing Spider Man 2 postponed on Xbox One
Boderlands the Pre-Sequel
TitanFall DLC and plans
Trials Fusion
Ben finishes Tomb Rader: DE & Battlefield 4
Warface
Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut

As always, feel free to post your comments or questions you have for the crew in the forums, and we’ll maybe read your questions on air. Also don’t forget to rate us on iTunes and follow us on Twitter or @Born2beSlicker.

Warface, Crytek’s free-to-play shooter, released for Xbox 360

Warface, Crytek’s free-to-play online FPS, has been released for Xbox 360, with a 2.9GB download now available on the Xbox 360 store.

The game features five-player Co-Op and sixteen-player Versus modes, with four classes to choose from - Rifleman, Sniper, Medic and Engineer. According to Xbox Wire, there will be “regularly updated content” with “new, daily co-operative campaign missions, and a continuous supply of new maps, weaponry and more.”

Watch_Dogs – 9 minute multiplayer gameplay demo

Ubisoft has published a 9-minute long video on YouTube that demonstrates the multiplayer features of Watch_Dogs.

Colin Graham, the game’s animation director, explains at the start of the video that “everything is connected” in Watch_Dogs, and says that the online features have been “seamlessly” blended with the singleplayer features so that everything happens in the same world. He uses the video to show “three very distinct ways” that players can connect with each other: online hacking contracts, the ctOS mobile companion app, and competitive decryption combat.

Watch_Dogs is due to be released on the 27th of May for Xbox One and Xbox 360, along with PS3, PS4, and Windows PC.

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sono
Eurogamer has posted a preview of Watch Dogs and it seems rater timid for a preview and seems to have an overall feeling of 'meh' too it. via http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... ly-promise How much this will still ring true for you in the final game depends on how deeply you become invested in the Watch Dogs brand of hacker fantasy. Of course you can't control everything and of course there are limits. Far from doing any actual hacking, much of the time you're just pressing a button to activate abilities or bring up auto-generated blurbs on passers-by. And, after an extended period of creating car crashes at the touch of a button, that same action can quickly become just that - a win button. Give it a tap and you're racing away.
w1ldsty1e
This is looking better than I expected :)
StealthySteveo
GOTY
Tezcatlipoca
Not watched that long one yet, but the MP demo has got me very interested! :)
hallben
Born2beSlicker
That looks awesome!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Fuck. Yeah. :shock:
StealthySteveo
Take it to the proper thread, eh? Booked the day off for this game :)
NighteyesUK
Ground Zeroes at night does indeed look good, as the engine's lighting system is indeed superb. But even so, Second Son at night still looks better.
hallben
Second Son pisses all over Ground Zeroes (in daylight anyway).
NighteyesUK
Noir
Ground Zeroes has set the bar and nothing will touch it for a long time.
Second Son. ;)
MoBiUGeArSkIn
There was only one video in 2012. The reveal. At no point in 2013 did anyone decide the graphics were a problem compared to the year before, it's only now. Instead of looking at the game as it is, and has been, for the past year, people are riding it and using a couple of gifs to do so. Despite there existing multiple videos show it looking absolutely great.
Noir
And you don't see the huge difference there? You've conveniently missed the 2012 ones too not that it makes a difference. Ground Zeroes has set the bar and nothing will touch it for a long time.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Has everyone forgotten? E3 2013
Six months ago
Last week
Yesterday
Out of context gifs do not exist in this dojo.
Noir
Looks fine to me. :geek:
Born2beSlicker
NighteyesUK
Well that at least made the game look interesting, But after playing Infamous Second Son, that looks old, in fact it looks no better than GTA V.
Good thing I'm in it for the game, so how it looks means little to me. For the record though, I still think it looks great graphically.
StealthySteveo
Looks amazing, its more anticipated than Infamous for me, i havent touched Infamous since the weekend, looks great but got boring quick. Cannot wait for this game, ordered the collectors edition.
hallben
No, nope no point, just does. Infamous Seattle seems a bit more designed for a super powered character to get around, destroy and utilise. This just seemed more real. Doesn't make it better of course.
NighteyesUK
And when you say grounded your point is... :eh:
hallben
I think that looks awesome and considerably more grounded than Infamous.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Go back a couple of pages, watch the E3 demo and the 14 minute gameplay demo. It's identical. It doesn't look like the footage from 2012. It is identical to the footage from 2013. Side by side that with GTA V and tell me it looks the same. The difference is vast!
NighteyesUK
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Now, the game looks identical to those reveals, and it looks like a last gen game?
No, it doesn't. And it's not a cut above, it's barely what I'd expect from a launch next-gen title, which technically is what it is if you take the delays out of the equation. I've still got my eye on this; if the story and gameplay are good, then I'm in. But Infamous Second Son completely obliterates this in terms of graphics. Will say though, the character animation at least did look pretty good. :)
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Seriously? A year ago, at E3, people said it looked amazing. Six months ago, people said it looked amazing. Now, the game looks identical to those reveals, and it looks like a last gen game? SERIOUSLY!? That is a cut above. Look at the level of activity in the world. The detail. The complexity of all the models, character and vehicle. The grass. It looks great!
NighteyesUK
Well that at least made the game look interesting, But after playing Infamous Second Son, that looks old, in fact it looks no better than GTA V.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I don't get the response to the latest footage. It looks exactly the same as the infiltration footage from six months ago. And the E3 footage from last year. Fair enough, the original 2012 footage had better explosions but... No. The backlash is fucking stupid.
Harry
I liked the look of he story trailer. I'm a great believer in its how you tell the story that matters. This footage mobi posted looks like shiiiiiiiiit! :lol: What the fuck happened. Surely it's ps3?
hallben
StealthySteveo
If everyone agreed then it must be true.
Well it was true of what was said by the three of us on the podcast, which is um, what I said.
Born2beSlicker
I am excited for the game absolutely but the actual plot looks quite crap. I can't get excited about the idea of avenging another dead wife/girlfriend/woman by going from passive thief to full on vigilante. Seriously hoping there's more of a Government/Corporate espionage or commentary on surveillance rather than this weak woman in the refrigerator plot they displayed in the trailer.
StealthySteveo
If everyone agreed then it must be true.
hallben
Everyone on the podcast agreed, that story trailer looks incredibly dodgy.
StealthySteveo
Second most anticipated game of the year for me, its going to be amazing :)
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Phlashman
The shots in question look a lot like the leaked "current gen" stuff from late last year.
Born2beSlicker
Man, I had the mission impossible game, it sucked but I played it a lot. Pretty sure the original reveal footage was PC and the recent one is PS4. I'm fucking excited for the game though.
NighteyesUK
While the game obviously doesn't look like that (apart from the first two shots), the PS4 footage that has been shown looks nowhere near as good as what was shown last year. It's a fucking joke.
David C
NighteyesUK
It's going to be dogshit.
NighteyesUK
It's going to be dogshit.
Leecpfc
Really looking forward to this :)
Watch Dogs will have an open-world free roam mode for up to 8 players, Ubisoft has confirmed. The game's Creative Director Jonathan Morin confirmed the news with a simple one word tweet in response to a question asked by a fan regarding the 8-player free roam mode. Asked whether Watch Dogs will include an 8-player free roam mode, Morin replied "yes".
[url:puivlroq]http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-17525-Watch-Dogs-Will-Include-an-8-Player-Free-Roam-Mode.html
hallben
Lostcauz
UBISOFT® REVEALS WATCH DOGS™ RELEASE DATE Today, Ubisoft revealed that its highly anticipated open world action-adventure game, Watch Dogs™, will be released worldwide on May 27, 2014. In Watch Dogs™, players assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante hero who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) to control almost every element of the city. “We are pleased to be able to reveal to gamers all over the world the new release date for Watch Dogs™,” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ubisoft. “We are extremely confident that the additional time we afforded the dev team to refine and polish the game will be more than worth the wait.” Players who purchase Watch Dogs™ on either PlayStation®3 or PlayStation®4™ will have exclusive access to 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation® Network. “We’re really excited for the launch of Watch Dogs on both PS3® and PS4® and are confident that it will prove to be one of the standout games of 2014,” said Michael Pattison, Vice President, Third Party Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “It’s a unique and visionary game and we believe that the exclusive content available via PSN will not only excite gamers, but showcase how PlayStation® is a preferred destination for Watch Dogs.” Watch Dogs™ will be available on Sony PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox One® the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and Windows PC. The Wii U™ version will release at a later date.
Lostcauz
Tweet that has now been deleted. There is a big Ubisoft announcement today at 5pm. Edit: Taken from this new trailer https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6u8Uw ... view?pli=1
Born2beSlicker
It was fraudulently filed on behalf of Ubisoft. So, it's a really good fake.
gooner4life_uk
Well they have definitely cancelled the Trademark but Ubisoft MTL just tweeted me back assuring me it's just being polished and will be worth the wait!
StealthySteveo
I dont get how that can be.....
hallben
Awww shit.
gooner4life_uk
Ubisoft have cancelled the Trademark for Watch Dogs ... going to become Assassins Creed 5? not good news for the game surely..
Born2beSlicker
Ubisoft apart from their current fuck up are in a much more secure standing than most publishers. Like Phlash said, Ubisoft has a nexus of development farms, similar to Rockstar and they all share the same tech and philosophies. Their insanely high projections are because of Assassin's Creed. They have experienced a new IP go big time and they think they can do it again, despite Splinter Cell or other individual Tom Clancy franchises never really being successful in the grand scheme of things. They've all broken even to kind of making a profit but nothing to ever be stand out mega hits.
Phlashman
I don't think it's that much of an issue, Ubi's and EA and to an extent Activision are applying the economies of scale to these big games. Ubi games all have lots of similar designs, art styles engines, AI's and online systems. They've got 1000's working on many titles at once. a crate made by one 3D artist for Watch_dogs could quite easily be used in Fry Cry 4, the Division, Splinter Cell even Assassins Creed. EA is using frostbite across the board, and Call of Duty is bounced by activision between IW and Treyarch each year and there's plenty of recycled content there. The problem is it's gutted out the middle range of games. Every game now is either AAA or indie. Though that said I think we could see more things like Blood dragon.
BlackKnight616
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I'd hoped all the silliness would stop with the next gen, but Ubisoft is expecting to ship more than 6 million units of Watch Dogs. Really? Their share price fell considerably upon the news of the delay. Blacklist and Rayman Legends also failed to meet their sales projection. Not a good week for the company. Still, AC4 is out in two weeks. Problem solved!
The development of a lot of these titles is out of control, it’s part of the reason I can’t see there being any difference in the visuals next-gen, it’s just too damn expensive to make these games as it is and keep going this way and endlessly pushing better and better graphics and you’ll see even more studios go under. I read that Killzone Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla Games said that next-gen development costs have quadrupled over last gen, madness. http://www.examiner.com/article/killzon ... ment-costs
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Dragon Age: Inquisition – release date plus gameplay trailer (updated)

EA has announced that BioWare’s fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released on the 7th of October in North America and on the 10th of October in Europe.

Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and Montreal, said in the press release: “Our goal with Dragon Age: Inquisition is to usher in the next generation of role playing games. Players will experience the rich storylines and characters that they’ve come to expect from BioWare, in an expansive world with large open environments just begging to be explored.”

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Phlashman
Yeah it looks great, but with Elder Scrolls Online and Witcher 3 it's going to have some stiff competition. That said it looks good, not played any of the others but this is on my radar. Also can't wait to see what they're doing with the next Mass Effect. EAs Frostbite initiative is producing some good looking games.
Harry
Just found this rather lengthy demo.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Dragon Age: Inquisition – release date plus gameplay trailer
10th of October... The same week as Shadow of Mordor and Alien: Isolation, and the week before Batman: Arkham Knight :x
patrick_bateman
I'm currently playing through Origins. Bought it when it first came out back gave up after 3 hours as it wasn't clicking. Picked it up for 3 quid last week and had the same feeling again but after 10 hours things are coming together nicely. So I'm looking forward to picking this up on 360.
Tezcatlipoca
Update: The deluxe edition for consoles seems to be a GAME exclusive in the UK. ------- I really hope that MS and the publishers sort out digital pre-orders before this, as it's yet another game that has pre-order bonuses, in addition to a deluxe edition.
Tezcatlipoca
patrick_bateman
I'm currently playing through Origins. Bought it when it first came out back gave up after 3 hours as it wasn't clicking. Picked it up for 3 quid last week and had the same feeling again but after 10 hours things are coming together nicely. So I'm looking forward to picking this up on 360.
I never played either of the previous ones. Don't really know why, as I'm sure I'd enjoy them given my love of other BioWare RPGs. This does look like it could be really good...My fear though is that if it's too much like Skyrim I'd end up abandoning it because it was too open.
NighteyesUK
I think the only similarities between this and Skyrim may be some of the environments. Gameplay and structure, both Origins and 2 are completely different to the Elder Scrolls titles; in Dragon Age there is proper progression through Acts and settings. Personally, I'd not bother with the first game. I finished it, but it felt like a slog. Dragon Age 2 I really fucking enjoyed despite its many flaws (rated it 7/10 on BXB actually - there's a review if you can find it), and considering I can see at least one returning character - notably Varric the dwarf, who is fucking awesome - as yet another main member in this, I'd recommend at least giving 2 a go. It feels very Mass Effect in parts, as they use some of the same animation routines for the characters. Also, there's plenty of humour in DA2, something I recall Origins was somewhat devoid of (I may be misremembering, it's been years since I played it). I've been meaning to replay DA2 for a while actually, and now that I'm thinking about it, I may just pick it up again on the cheap soon. :) Oh and, if you do give it a go, don't play is a mage unless you are absolutely dead set on it. It laughably breaks the narrative due to the setting; Mages are hunted and killed like witches, yet you are free to roam around a city full of mage-hunting guards who you can converse with about said mage-hunting, all the while wearing fancy-pants mage robes and a massive fucking staff on your back. It's ridiculous.:lol:
Harry
Do not listen to this heretic! Dragon Age Origins was 5+ years in the making and a love letter to the old school PC Rpg crowd. Complex, cumbersome,long, serious, balanced, difficult, micro management. The second game unfortunately was very disappointing. released way too early it was trying to surf the wave of the Mass Effect 2 success. It came at a time where everyone was hell bent on making RPG games contextual casual experiences. Repeatative, dumbed down, semi real time combat that felt slightly strange. The first game really shows the vision of Dragon Age I think. I spent 106 hours on the first game with almost all the DLC. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to finish the expansion before the second game came out.
kelticdave
Phlashman
Yeah it looks great, but with Elder Scrolls Online and Witcher 3 it's going to have some stiff competition. That said it looks good, not played any of the others but this is on my radar. Also can't wait to see what they're doing with the next Mass Effect. EAs Frostbite initiative is producing some good looking games.
ESO is pants I played in the beta the only competition is witcher 3
NighteyesUK
Witcher 3 isn't out until next year.
Tezcatlipoca
NighteyesUK
Oh and, if you do give it a go, don't play is a mage unless you are absolutely dead set on it. It laughably breaks the narrative due to the setting; Mages are hunted and killed like witches, yet you are free to roam around a city full of mage-hunting guards who you can converse with about said mage-hunting, all the while wearing fancy-pants mage robes and a massive fucking staff on your back. It's ridiculous.:lol:
Awesome :lol: I don't think I could be bothered to go back and play the first two, but I'm very tempted by Inquisition... Although Batman and Alien may be first, for me. If I got this first I'd never have time for anything else. And I do hope it's not too Skyrim-esque... As much as I loved that, the openness caused me to abandon it just like Oblivion. I put so much time in and didn't get anywhere - I need a bit more focus in a game.
NighteyesUK
Did you not at least finish the main quest?
Tezcatlipoca
There was a main quest? :? :lol:
Mr C
Are publishers retarded or something? Virtually no games of note all year and they release 3 big games at pretty much the same time. I see no sense in that at all.
Craigimt
Tezcatlipoca
There was a main quest? :? :lol:
One of the main issues I had with it. I had no idea what was a main quest and what wasn't because the quest page was shit.
Tezcatlipoca
Mr C
Are publishers retarded or something? Virtually no games of note all year and they release 3 big games at pretty much the same time. I see no sense in that at all.
It is really fucking annoying. Fuck all after Watch_Dogs until Destiny in September, and then we have all these in fucking October!
Craigimt
Tezcatlipoca
There was a main quest? :? :lol:
One of the main issues I had with it. I had no idea what was a main quest and what wasn't because the quest page was shit.
I put dozens and dozens of hours into Skyrim, but hardly touched the main story. I kept getting distracted with the Companions, Thieves, Mages, Civil War, etc. I do like freedom in a game, but too much and I can't stay focussed on the main story. I like the way the ME games handled it - plenty of side stuff to do, but still linear enough that you're funnelled through to the end of the story.
Floyd
I've already pre-ordered the 360 version. I love Dragon Age ( yes even the second one) I thought this would be the game to force my hand and get a "next gen" console but when games are still being developed for the 360 in line with the xbox one, I cant see the point. The graphics will obviously be much better, but I don't play games for their graphics. it's all about the RP, game play and story.
NighteyesUK
Having looked at the screenshots and footage, it doesn't look all that next-gen anyway, particularly the characters.
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5 million Xbox One consoles sold-in to retailers since launch

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Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi has used a post on Xbox Wire to talk about the latest sales figures from NPD Group, plus has revealed that more than five million Xbox One consoles have been “sold-in to retailers” since last November’s launch.

Mehdi said that NPD’s latest figures show that 311,000 Xbox One consoles were sold in the US in March, “surpassing Xbox 360 sales by more than 60 percent at the same point in time.” March’s numbers for the US are an improvement on those for February (258,000) and January (145,000).

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sono
One: Forza Motorsport 5. :eh:
Tezcatlipoca
I don't have any games on disc, and I never planned to go 100% digital :oops: :lol: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Battlefield 4 (with Premium) Call of Duty: Ghosts (deleted) Forza Motorsport 5 Halo: Spartan Assault Killer Instinct (free bits only) Need For Speed Rivals Rayman Legends Ryse: Son of Rome Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut Titanfall (with Season Pass) Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Lostcauz
12 for me. BF4 Dead rising 3 Forza Fifa Killer instinct combo pack PVZ Peggle 2 Powerstar golf Rayman legends Titanfall Trials fusion Max: The curse of the brotherhood I never planned to go the digital route but I only own 2 games on disc, just because of the convenience and being able to buy games cheaper digitally.
Born2beSlicker
I have 7: CoD Ghosts TitanFall Peggle 2 Trials Fusion Killer Instinct Halo Spartan Assault Strider Used to have Dead Rising 3 but I traded it in. I can't wait for preowned games to crash in price so I can pick up games on disc and not pay up the arse like it is just now on retail and digital.
gooner4life_uk
How many games have people got now? I've realised tonight I've got 14 on Xbox One Titanfall BF4 COD Ghosts Fifa 14 Forza 5 Dead Rising 3 Ryse PvZ Garden Warfare Lego Movie Lego Marvel Superheroes Strider Killer Instinct Deluxe pack Kinect Sports Rivals Project Spark pretty incredible given how early it is in the generation
Danger Moss
Over the last couple off days my Xbox One has refused to turn on every time I've pressed the power button only disconnecting and reconnecting the power brick seems to bring it back to life. Slightly worrying as I've never experienced this before. :?
Tezcatlipoca
It's still worth doing it via the YouTube app - even though videos still (for me) need finishing off on the website, using the app to upload them directly is still easier than downloading them from OneDrive and then uploading them to YouTube. It still cuts out a step. But it would be nice if the app actually obeyed the default upload settings you have for YouTube, and also had tagging options.
Harry
Tezcatlipoca
Tried the YouTube app's upload feature earlier this evening. Very handy not needing to jump through hoops to get clips on YouTube, but... As it doesn't obey the default upload settings you have set on the YouTube website, and doesn't have an option for tagging, I still need to use the actual website to finish things off.
Too be fair I've upload my fair share of video to the inter webs and many many applications have an integrated uploaded feature but almost none of them work first time if at all and most need to be finished off on the web site so I just cut out the middle man and upload the raw files to youtube.
Tezcatlipoca
Tried the YouTube app's upload feature earlier this evening. Very handy not needing to jump through hoops to get clips on YouTube, but... As it doesn't obey the default upload settings you have set on the YouTube website, and doesn't have an option for tagging, I still need to use the actual website to finish things off.
Tezcatlipoca
I still can't bring myself to try KI online... I suck so much at it.
Born2beSlicker
I'm bad at it but Killer Instinct is pretty awesome. Hell of a lot more interesting to play than Street Fighter to me. I am also a big fan of it's small roster of characters as it implies a lot more unique styles in accordance with balance. Also, dat soundtrack.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
You guys are sick in the brain. The effects, the designs, the overall aesthetic, the music... All screams badassdom. The whole attitude is confident and brazen. Plus, it's got extremely solid and unique mechanics which make it stand out from the crowd. Unlike anything else available currently.
gooner4life_uk
NighteyesUK
I'm not disputing it's a good beat 'em up; but it looks barely better than Injustice on the PS4.
Killer Instinct is probably the worst looking game on Xbox One from a technical point of view.
Harry
Killer instinct is very different to your standard fighter. I couldn't get on with it at all. Street fighter will always be THE fighting game.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Untrue.
NighteyesUK
I'm not disputing it's a good beat 'em up; but it looks barely better than Injustice on the PS4.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
It's amazing. An electrifying game.
StealthySteveo
Killer Instinct is terrible, I hate those kind of games haha
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Killer. Instinct.
NighteyesUK
Having seen some preview gameplay footage, it just looks like a shinier version of the 360/PS3 versions, much like AC IV on next gen. So I really am curious as to why.
StealthySteveo
My PS4 sees a lot more play than my X1 - and whats the crack with this Spiderman bullshit? Crazy stuff.
NighteyesUK
Yeah I was (drunkenly) trolling with my last comment. What's your excuse for that nonsense? ;)
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I've come to the conclusion that any argument against Xbox One is automatically void... Killer Instinct. The most Badass thing to come out of "next gen".
NighteyesUK
But it can't run the latest Spider-Man game, so what's the point? :lol:
Mr C
That silver looks really good, i expect they may release a silver version in time. I still think the xbox one is too big but always liked the design. Its inspired by retro design and i like that
gooner4life_uk
I like this, it looks like an 80's VCR but I like the design of the Xbox One it's grown on me, and this colour scheme just works.
Tezcatlipoca
Update: Activision has said to Eurogamer that it is “working with Microsoft in an effort to release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game on Xbox One.” Still no official explanation for why it's been postponed, though...
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - 5 million Xbox One consoles sold-in to retailers since launch
Geordie
Well it's currently downloading Titanfall as we speak, I do see what people mean about the UI not yet being as intuitive as the 360, I'm sure I'll find my way around soon enough though.
Kez99
Really weird...You'd have thought they'd wanna spend the money on it if its gonna be available on everything else
Born2beSlicker
At a guess: Xbox One version is having technical difficulties and instead of investing the money to fix it, they're going to judge the performance of the other versions to justify the expense or not. Despite Wii U's very small sales, it's pretty easy to shove games onto if you build a 360 version. That can be found with Ubisoft not killing Watch Dogs Wii U and Call of Duty still being shoved onto it despite selling almost nothing. Either way, it's pretty weird.
Tezcatlipoca
Well, that's odd... Every other format - including Wii U - but not Xbox One? :?
Born2beSlicker
Amazing Spider-man 2 indefinitely postponed on Xbox One.
Colonel Red
Oh man, I didn't get that. Sorry! :oops:
Harry
Haha yeah I was just playing along with the joke. Oh well once again misunderstood.
hallben
I think he was making a joke... I think.
Colonel Red
I used the word sincerely for a reason, Harry. Again, you act like a dick for no reason.
Harry
People like you always do.
Colonel Red
Harry
It's more about how others perceive you and like to generalise. We all do it.
Everyone generalises, ha! I sincerely love the perfection of this statement.
Harry
Well when you do pick up a ps4 it'll be interesting to hear what you think because once you have experienced both you can make a fair comparison .
Tezcatlipoca
I had always planned to buy an Xbox first and PlayStation second this generation, just like last generation. While the resolution stuff is a disappointment given that this is the "next gen", and while MS has made some bizarre (or downright stupid) decisions (some of which have since been fixed), I still went for the Xbox first because: - There are more games for it that I want to play than there are on the PS4. The only currently available PS4 game I'm remotely interested in is inFamous, but not enough to make me buy one just for that. - I prefer the Xbox controller to the PlayStation controller. - I prefer Xbox Live to PSN. - I have more Friends on Xbox Live than on PSN. Those things are more important to me than eg AC4 only being 900p. I'll get a PS4 when it or the Xbox One plays 3D BDs...although I may cave when The Last of Us is released.
Harry
It's more about how others perceive you and like to generalise. We all do it.
Born2beSlicker
Er, no to all 4? The subjects don't make you something, it's how you approach them that colours who you are.
Harry
If you mention immigration your a racist. If you smile at kids your a peado. If you look at page 3 your sexist. If you mention ps4 your a fanboy. :shhh:
plisk
I just don't get all this one hate its stupid! Do I have a one? yes Do I like it? yes Why did I buy it? It has or is getting the games i want to play Do I have PS4? no Why? theres nothing on it i want to play Will I buy a PS4? I'd allready have one if there was something on it i was interested in Console fanboy is stupid
F2
Everyones entitled to an opinion Harry, the thing thats irking me with the internet it the PS4 fanboys acting like Christians and trying to ram their beliefs down everyones throat they are acting like spoilt children going out of there way to comment on everything negative about one machine and flamboyantly defending there own, fuck the return ratio in work for broken machines is 10 PS4's for every Xbox one, christ its that bad Sony is only excepting the machines as faulty now if everything is in the box, paper work headphones etc, normally they skimp on that stuff. Plus two things you listed there I would say are negatives.. No powerbrick - Breaks on the xbox one you replace it, breaks on the PS4 you have to replace the console. It's tiny - Microsoft learned from the 360 of overheating issue, Sony hasn't thus all the returns, and we are only a few months in, god know what else is to come. But to be fair, Sony has there shit sorted, the fact that we are still waiting on features from the 360 says a lot. Also that £100 discount everyones banging on about is Asda dropping the price to clear stock from over buying every company does it, the price will go back up
Harry
I think the ps4 is far superior. I've never had a playstation before but instantly became very familiar with it's menu system. You might say thats kinda boring, and yes it's not flashy but it's so quick. Putting headphones in the controller is also quite awesome and requires no additional hardware. I got Dolby surround sound. No power brick. I've had the pleasure of playing Trine in 3D. I didn't have to download an app for EVERYTHING Twitch support out of the box and integrated, not that anyone wants to watch me play anything. Free games out of the box with PSN plus. Remote play. Boot times are way quicker. I can turn controller vibration off on a system level. It's tiny. Free to play and mmo games are already rocking and rolling. (War thunder is actually good) Also, this is the truth. Nothing software or hardware related has ever crashed or hung.....yet. the only bad thing is the controller battery life which is around a days worth if your lucky and the light bar on the controller is annoying. also the dashboard is blue and only blue and I really don't like the look of all that blue! .......but I'm not allowed to really say am I!
NighteyesUK
:lol: I knew something would bite me in the arse.
Geordie
Well its actually £114 in my instance, now is probably a good time to take the plunge, as depending on the outcome of a certain Independence vote in September i'll probably be looking to get back onto the property ladder again towards the end of the year. Finding a spare few hundred pounds at that point may be significantly more difficult and acquiring a console may be further down the list of priorities than other things such as new furniture etc.
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
You can get Xbox One and TitanFall for £349. The console launched at £429. Not far off.
Yeah but not £100 and as the guy who doesn't talk bullshit stated.
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Alien: Isolation – “Lo-fi Sci-fi” Developer Diary

Alien: Isolation developer the Creative Assembly has published a new developer diary on YouTube, titled “Lo-fi Sci-fi”, which explains how it is aiming to stay true to the look and feel of Ridley Scott’s original Alien film from 1979.

Jude Bond, the game’s art lead, said in the video: “In order to stay faithful to the source, we set ourselves a rule – we wouldn’t build anything that couldn’t have been built on the original set in 1979. Everything in our game conforms to this retro-future aesthetic.”

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MoBiUGeArSkIn
A first person horror game. A single alien stalking you. Set 15 years after the first film? Sweet!
Colonel Red
Great to see someone finally find the balls to make this sort of game with the franchise. This is going on the watch list.
Born2beSlicker
At least it's not done by a garbage developer, nor does it have a studio lead who's a crook. Apparently SEGA are demanding they be sent playable builds rather than vertical slices for this one. There's a chance this won't suck but I wonder how much damage Aliens CM did to the franchise for the non-game industry savvy.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
If it's good, people will forget.
PreachedMONKEY
Born2beSlicker
At least it's not done by a garbage developer, nor does it have a studio lead who's a crook. Apparently SEGA are demanding they be sent playable builds rather than vertical slices for this one. There's a chance this won't suck but I wonder how much damage Aliens CM did to the franchise for the non-game industry savvy.
Creative Assembly have yet to release a single game that isn't broken on day one :| I don't really have high hopes for this.
hallben
Viking: Battle for Asgard was bloody excellent.
PreachedMONKEY
:lol: OK so I'm exaggerating a little. But their current run of form has not been great. The last few major games they have developed have all been from the Total War series and each one has been plagued by bugs on release.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Have faith. The very idea that's powering this is gold!
Mr C
Don't believe the hype. Its an Alien game so will be shite!!
Born2beSlicker
The only good one.
Tezcatlipoca
I had that! :D (which of course means I had a Jaguar :oops: :lol: ) Three good games... That, Doom, and Tempest 2000.
Tezcatlipoca
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Have faith. The very idea that's powering this is gold!
Didn't people say that regarding Colonial Marines?
Danger Moss
Yep they did and that was utter dog shit like almost every Alien/Aliens game. But they'll make a good one some day. Right?
DragonBugg
Yes, have faith brother. Have faith. The last one was a great premise, but frankly this one is even better, and if they fuck up this time... There will be blood.
Shadowman
After being let down by Colonial Marines, I'm on the fence on this one. Having worked on Napoleon: Total War and that new AvP years ago they might get it right or it might be a boring broken mess of a game. AvP 1 and 2 are still the best Aliens games out there
patrick_bateman
There was nothing exciting about the trailer, i will give it time though. Also the side scrolling AVP was awesome. Currently playing it on android.
DragonBugg
patrick_bateman
There was nothing exciting about the trailer, i will give it time though.
What do you mean? You don't like the idea of a single alien stalking you as a plot for a horror game? Or do you mean visually/demo-wise? Because it wasn't very revealing, I'll give you that.
patrick_bateman
DragonBugg
patrick_bateman
There was nothing exciting about the trailer, i will give it time though.
What do you mean? You don't like the idea of a single alien stalking you as a plot for a horror game? Or do you mean visually/demo-wise? Because it wasn't very revealing, I'll give you that.
I just meant the actual video.
Geordie
Born2beSlicker
The only good one.
You forget Alien 3 on the original Playstation and Saturn
Born2beSlicker
You mean trilogy? That was good but was very similar to AvP Jaguar.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
You forget the DS game. Which was absolutely the best Aliens game ever!
Lostcauz
Gameplay
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Fuck yeah!
DragonBugg
Just saw this, mind blown... I hope you can pick things up around the environment like in Amnesia and a bunch of these kinds of games. I love complete immersion with environment. Anyway, this is looking to be good, I just hope they have the alien do more than lumber around like a person the whole time.
humblecolumbus
Hoping for the best but the last few games have been a huge disappointment.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
[u:2twcy82y]Chatter[/u:2twcy82y] Release date announcement incoming. I'm hotly anticipating this game!
kelticdave
well I'm in will get it for my pc :D
Tezcatlipoca
Release date! BXB - Alien: Isolation release date revealed
MoBiUGeArSkIn
In time for Halloween. Perfect.
NighteyesUK
A week before Arkham Knight (which is gonna be GOTY). Hmm, I hope this is good though. :)
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Alien: Isolation – “Lo-fi Sci-fi” Developer Diary
I have cautiously high hopes for this...Fingers crossed it's not like Colonial Marines...
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The Amazing Spiderman 2 postponed on Xbox One (updated)

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The Amazing Spiderman 2 seems to have vanished from the Xbox One in an uncharacteristic move for a multiformat movie licensed title.

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NeoGAF users spotted that the Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider Man 2 had disappeared from The Amazing Spider Man 2 site, leading to an announcement from Activision that the game has been “indefinitely postponed”

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Halo & Destiny composer Marty O’Donnell fired by Bungie

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Veteran game composer Marty O’Donnell, best known for the music for Bungie’s Halo series, took to Twitter last night to say that Bungie’s board of directors had terminated his employment “without cause” on the 11th of April.

Bungie later posted an article on its official website titled “There are those who said this day would never come…”, in which it said: “For more than a decade, Marty O’Donnell filled our worlds with unforgettable sounds and soundtracks, and left an indelible mark on our fans. Today, as friends, we say goodbye. We know that wherever his journey takes him, he will always have a bright and hopeful future. We wish him luck in all his future endeavors.”

O’Donnell’s last work for Bungie was for Destiny, which is due out in September.

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Mr C
Its only a matter of time before they are bought out by Activision. Lets hope Destiny is everything they want it to be but the cracks seem to be showing
Tezcatlipoca
It's very odd. Bungie's statement makes out as if it was an amicable departure, but that is *not* what you get from reading his Tweet... After all those years, and all those iconic themes...
Born2beSlicker
Fucking insane. How could they fire such a talent after so long? Him and Joe Staten gone. Hopefully this isn't a sign for things to come.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Halo & Destiny composer Marty O’Donnell fired by Bungie :(
Phlashman
Yeah, I thought it was looking like early 2014 too. Looks like it'll be kicking off the late 2014 madness.
Lostcauz
Thought this was spring 2014, Is there much out between titanfall and destiny? Perfect time for indies and ports (GTA)
Born2beSlicker
9/9/2014. Beta in Summer.
Noir
Not exactly a surprise at this point is it.
sono
MosquitoSmasher
http://www.examiner.com/article/destiny-ps4-and-xbox-one-beta-resolution-differences-hinted The upcoming multiplatform video game, “Destiny,” may not look the same on the PS4 and Xbox One. According to a report by Gear Nuke on Nov. 3, a tester who got to play an alpha version of the shared-world shooter disclosed that the multiplatform video game has better graphics on Sony’s new console when compared to Microsoft’s next-generation system. The individual stated that the PS4 version of “Destiny” looks sharper that the Xbox One iteration, suggesting that the video game will have resolution differences between the two platforms. He also hinted that players will be able to spot the disparity with the upcoming multiplayer beta as the development team at Bungie is unlikely to make any major visual changes to the build. You can find several screenshots from the forthcoming game in the slideshow near the top of this article. The public play test for the shared-world shooter is scheduled to take place early next year on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Players will be able to get into the multiplayer beta by redeeming a code that can be acquired from pre-ordering the video game at select retailers or through other sources. The PS4 has been reported as to having a significant power advantage over the Xbox One in terms of graphics. As a result, games like “Battlefield 4,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and the aforesaid “Destiny” runs on a higher resolution on Sony’s new consoles.
Don't shoot the messenger.
Born2beSlicker
I doubt it. Most companies are probably just waiting for the Xbox One/PS4 stores to launch so they know how it works, that way there won't be false promises.
Colonel Red
Yeah, isn't it supposed to be a two week download window for you to get preorder bonuses digitally? I half suspect us digital guys will miss out here and there though.
gooner4life_uk
I'm sure it was said at E3 that they had a solution for Digital Pre-Order's and Special Edition Bonuses.
Tezcatlipoca
It would be good if you could pre-order the digital download version on the Xbox One marketplace, and then get a beta code that way.
Phlashman
Cool, it's kind of shitty there isn't a solution for us people going digital only.
Tezcatlipoca
I got a beta code from GAME today, because I pre-ordered. http://www.bungie.net/en/View/Bungie/coderedemptionfaq
gooner4life_uk
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2013/10/ ... ore-149739 Bungie done a Q&A on the PlayStation Blog today - it's so weird seeing Bungie so *in* with Sony. The team at Bungie is hard at work on Destiny, a vast and dangerous adventure that pierces the depths of the galaxy, tasking players with the defense of humanity. Bungie just recently revealed the cover art for Destiny, showcasing the awe-inspiring Guardians in all their cloaked glory. And yesterday, the beta was formally announced. It’s been a busy week. With so much talk of Destiny in the air, you might have a few questions about this sci-fi, multiplayer shooter. That’s why we submitted your inquiries to Bungie’s Community Manager DeeJ, so he could shine a light in the black of space. Read on for tons of details from DeeJ himself, including how easily you can drop into public events with other players, and what sorts of ways you can customise your Guardian. 9202472706_d4e85d9d06_o What does Destiny do that is unique? What is revolutionary that sets it apart? (@Zarshark) DeeJ: Destiny casts you in the role of the iconic hero, and sets you on an epic journey filled with heart-pounding action within in a living world filled with adventure. You’ll cross paths with other brave heroes on their own quests – story, cooperate, and competitive – and they’ll know exactly how powerful and awesome you are just by looking at the gear you’ve earned. How many players can team up in Destiny? (@Tra_Royal) DeeJ: Our core cooperative nucleus is the Fireteam – a group of three Guardians bound together by blood (and netcode). But whether you’re going it alone, of linked up with a Fireteam, you can still encounter other Guardians as you tackle the larger challenges that you’ll find in public events. There’s no telling how many people you might have to work with to defeat the most dangerous enemies. Of course other modes like competitive multiplayer, or Raids, will feature player counts well above three, but we’re not talking about those quite yet. Stay tuned! How does joining a public event work? (@bo_srwa_w_fnila) DeeJ: To join a public event, all you have to do is get within range, and open fire. No lobbies. No loading screens. The frontier is open, and filled with encounters you can join, or skip right past on your way to something you’ve deemed momentarily more important. 9668877222_2d61421399_o9665646941_f9ab1938d9_o Will there be PvP? (@LazySigh) DeeJ: Yup! We’re already thumping each other’s skulls in studio-wide playtests, battling other Guardians for glory, bragging rights, and rewards. All the gear you earn in competitive multiplayer can be taken into other modes, too (and vice versa)! I like to play games solo often – how much can I do alone? (@jaydawg6958) DeeJ: Ah, the proverbial Lone Wolf. You can experience Destiny’s story as a party of one, assuming you’re that much of a badass. Destiny will never require you to team up with other people in campaign missions. You will see other players along the way, but you can choose to ignore them. That said, we think you’ll find that playing with other Guardians is quick, painless, and a ton of fun. It’s always your choice though. How deep does the customisation go? (‏@jaydawg6958) DeeJ: All the way down to your bones! Well, maybe not that far, but Destiny will be what you make of it. All of the weapons and gear you can earn in Destiny can be customised – some more than others, but the goal is to let every player tell a story through the gear and abilities they’ve earned and wear. You create a character, pick a class, gender, and race, and then you customize the way you look and fight by completing missions, defeating enemies, or maybe just by exploring the world. 9668876562_2c32365051_o 9668877430_2963b4787a_o9668877544_0bedf4cd56_o How big is the world map? Really excited! :D (@knox140) DeeJ: Bigger than anything Bungie has ever built. We no longer have mission designers, but world designers instead. They’re building places worth visiting, exploring, and reclaiming from your enemies. We’re excited, too! We can’t wait to see what you’ll do when you get in there. We’ll be watching! What kind of endgame things are you planning on implementing to keep this world alive after players have finished? (‏@hell_razorX) DeeJ: We’re creating a world you’ll want to visit again and again, and it will evolve and change right alongside you. We’re going to fill it up with activities that we think will satisfy a lot of different types of players, or even the different moods you have. That might mean something really challenging on the cooperative front, like a Raid. It might mean that amazing exotic Sniper Rifle that you’ve been drooling over for the last few months. It might even mean the new twist we’ve put on the as-yet-unrevealed gametype that makes it feel new and different.
Janus
Phlashman
Looks more and more like an MMO every time it gets shown. I wonder if all the good press Titanfall has been getting has given them a hurry up? It was seeming like a later 2014 game, now it feels like it could hit much earlier.
I thought that with the release of this trailer.
Phlashman
Looks more and more like an MMO every time it gets shown. I wonder if all the good press Titanfall has been getting has given them a hurry up? It was seeming like a later 2014 game, now it feels like it could hit much earlier.
Janus
I didn't have the url to hand. :D
Danger Moss
Janus
The latest trailer is pretty good!
So good you didn't want to share I guess?
Janus
The latest trailer is pretty good!
Phlashman
According to Amazon a Beta is coming for X1, 360, PS3 and PS4 in early 2014. Pre-order for access.
Janus
Phlashman
I'm undecided. It looks pretty much like what everyone (well me atleast) imagine a MMOFPS should be like. Quests, loot, gear, levelling, raids, instancing even public events aren't really that ground breaking. In fact late 2014 and 2015 all that stuff is going to become pretty standard in most games. I need to see more to see if they added that special Bungie-ness that brings it all together.
I'm kind of basing my decision on two things: 1) Never played an MMO before and looking to Bungie to make it awesome on consoles like they did with Halo 2) I'm trusting Bungie to do Bungie-ness and make it awesome. This stuff is such early teaser stuff it's crazy. They've been showing this section of gameplay since E3. They have literally given next to nothing away.
Phlashman
I'm undecided. It looks pretty much like what everyone (well me atleast) imagine a MMOFPS should be like. Quests, loot, gear, levelling, raids, instancing even public events aren't really that ground breaking. In fact late 2014 and 2015 all that stuff is going to become pretty standard in most games. I need to see more to see if they added that special Bungie-ness that brings it all together.
Janus
Yeah, this is a must have for me. I don't think I'll buy an Xbox One until this game is available.
NighteyesUK
This is looking very good indeed.
Phlashman
Game play:
Looks awesome, pretty much exactly what I was expecting.
Harry
Yes i have personal experience with hardware thats capable of that. I generally used the EPU engine on my windows i7 machine. I also had a 7750 which used no more than 50 watts under load and I believe 5 watts (around the same as a mechanical hard disk) on the desktop before upgrading to a HD7850 which used around 85watts maximum. I have faith in AMD's gating tech, it's great and their products use very little power. Microsoft said that the games don't stop in the back ground, the apps don't stop, nothing stops. Thats what the Microsoft tech guy WHO LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE DAN FROM STREET FIGHTER!! said. Surely it wont be rendering a game in the background for hours on end while you watch a movie? It's a software nightmare I imagine. Not long till we find out. I DO care about power consumption greatly though, I am no a fan of having anything turned on that isn't being used so in Off/Standby i think it should use no more than around 4-5 watts to be reasonable.
Tezcatlipoca
Harry
How can this thing be low power if you have all systems running all the time for fast switching?
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6972/xbox ... tation-4/4
AnandTech
Power & Thermals Microsoft made a point to focus on the Xbox One’s new power states during its introduction. Remember that when the Xbox 360 was introduced, power gating wasn’t present in any shipping CPU or GPU architectures. The Xbox One (and likely the PlayStation 4) can power gate unused CPU cores. AMD’s GCN architecture supports power gating, so I’d assume that parts of the GPU can be power gated as well. Dynamic frequency/voltage scaling is also supported. The result is that we should see a good dynamic range of power consumption on the Xbox One, compared to the Xbox 360’s more on/off nature. AMD’s Jaguar is quite power efficient, capable of low single digit idle power so I would expect far lower idle power consumption than even the current slim Xbox 360 (50W would be easy, 20W should be doable for truly idle). Under heavy gaming load I’d expect to see higher power consumption than the current Xbox 360, but still less than the original 2005 Xbox 360.
Harry
erm....it's kinda never been a problem really to be honest. I don't think Microsoft are fixing anything in that respect. Bored and waiting for your mate to come online? then go play the game until he comes online then invite him over....or just use your phone/smart tv/ipad/tablet/pc to skype him to see why he's late or do something else. I have social media stuff like twitter and Facebook built into my TV that can run side by side while watching tv. it's useless and I never use it. It's all good in theory. Just seems like Microsoft have managed to make Red Button services with a MASSIVE ugly console. I have a TV guide that changes channel for me on my iPad also.... Do you think that X Factor for example will do specific Xbox One content for their show you can interact with? what rules does Microsoft have on that? does ITV have to pay them ,wouldn't ITV just release a phone app instead. Could Who Wants to Be a Millionaire come back to TV and could I be a contestant via kinect in my room? That would be weird though right? How can this thing be low power if you have all systems running all the time for fast switching? Good potential in this product but I think it's flawed.
Phlashman
Indie games and Apps will probably have 2gb to play with and the Windows based OS taking the rest. Also don't forget the flip side of Sony's setup. Only keeping 1Gb aside for OS and apps means you aren't going to be multitasking much on the PS4 for most things you'll have to quit out of your game to run the app. Waiting for a mate to get online for a game? On the Xbox you can just fire up a quick game of say Trials (or whatever quick games there are) until they come online and instantly switch back when they do, or skype them to ask them why they're late. PS4 you're going to be quitting and restarting stuff to make that happen.
Harry
I just don't know what could possibly be taking 3 gigs. just seems extreme. What needs 6x the entire 360 memory? I mean, I know but I can't believe they took such a bite out of the gaming potential to do it.
NighteyesUK
I've read that that's the indie devs or something. I'm guessing it's wild conjecture though.
gooner4life_uk
Lostcauz
gooner4life_uk
Harry
Mabe it just looks better on Playstation or maybe Sony were the only people to actually ask Bungie.......remember games don't matter to MS anymore , 'goto TV'
Oh it's without question that it will look better on PlayStation - the GPU is 50% more powerful and it has more than twice the RAM available to the Developers (Xbox One uses 3gb of RAM for the OS's and Background applications (like Skype and TV etc)
So the Xbox One has 5GB to work with and the PS4 has 7GB (At most) to work with. More than twice the RAM??
Sorry I read that wrong, I thought devs had access to 3gb of ram for Xbone
Phlashman
Yes, it's twice the ram as that supports his argument. Never mind that the Xbox One is allowing developers to use APIs with 20 years of optimisation, or Xbox One's data move engines, dedicated compression processors or ESRAM. The fact is no-one is going to be able to tell the difference, at most the PS3 might have 150,000 particle effect explosions instead of 100,000 on the Xbox One. The only serious person bad mouthing the Xbox One technically is Jonathan Blow, who at this point I think we can safely assume some at MS must of ran over his dog. People really need to wait for E3. MS are going to show games games games, Sony? Used Games DRM, Always online, media stuff and some games. Let see how the internet likes things then.
Lostcauz
gooner4life_uk
Harry
Mabe it just looks better on Playstation or maybe Sony were the only people to actually ask Bungie.......remember games don't matter to MS anymore , 'goto TV'
Oh it's without question that it will look better on PlayStation - the GPU is 50% more powerful and it has more than twice the RAM available to the Developers (Xbox One uses 3gb of RAM for the OS's and Background applications (like Skype and TV etc)
So the Xbox One has 5GB to work with and the PS4 has 7GB (At most) to work with. More than twice the RAM??
gooner4life_uk
Harry
Mabe it just looks better on Playstation or maybe Sony were the only people to actually ask Bungie.......remember games don't matter to MS anymore , 'goto TV'
Oh it's without question that it will look better on PlayStation - the GPU is 50% more powerful and it has more than twice the RAM available to the Developers (Xbox One uses 3gb of RAM for the OS's and Background applications (like Skype and TV etc)
Harry
Mabe it just looks better on Playstation or maybe Sony were the only people to actually ask Bungie.......remember games don't matter to MS anymore , 'goto TV'
Phlashman
I think it'll be different this time around. They are trying to encourage Cloud computing, simulated open worlds, f2p and micro-transactions. This generation is going to be all about the MMO. They got at least 1 MMO in production (the Fable/Lionhead one) and potentially another from Rare, who knows what Black Tusk are making? Plus I've got a feeling there'll be a Halo F2P game at launch, not MMO but much more players than currently all run off the cloud.
Born2beSlicker
Microsoft has been openly negative towards MMOs on Xbox Live since Final Fantasy 11, due to Squeenix screwing them over. MS won't prevent MMOs but they actively don't support you, leaving a handful of MMO potentials on 360 left to die because they get stuck and MS shrugs at them. Activision has the servers and money to fund the project, so Microsoft isn't needed to help them get it working.
Phlashman
MoBiUGeArSkIn
It is an MMO though, and Sony is well versed in such things. Microsoft... Not so much. I mean they still haven't confirmed WoW 360.
LOL. Actually MS have run MMOs with Asheron call 1 and 2 and on the network infrastructure side of things the only companies that do more than MS are Google and Amazon. Xbox live, Office 365, Skype, hotmail/outlook.com, bing, Azure and until recently WLM/MSN have/are massive online projects that dwarf anything sony have ever done and have been pretty solid. I suspect Slicker is right, Bungie already have Xbox gamers. Plus I think it maybe has something to do with Activision trying to get the same sort of money they get from MS with regards to CoD exclusive content deals from Sony.
Janus
Born2beSlicker
I'd say its probably because the Bungie audience already owns Xboxes, so they're reaching out to Sony fans directly. I'm not under the impression that Bungie/Microsoft have issues, they parted on good terms.
This. I don't really see how Bungie could resent Microsoft. They made them one of the most successful developers ever. Gave them complete control of Halo and then gave the company back to them so they can go do their own thing.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I think it'll be a real one. Like The Matrix Online.
Born2beSlicker
Is it a proper MMO like WoW or a fake one like PSU? That would be the difference for Microsoft.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
It is an MMO though, and Sony is well versed in such things. Microsoft... Not so much. I mean they still haven't confirmed WoW 360.
Born2beSlicker
I'd say its probably because the Bungie audience already owns Xboxes, so they're reaching out to Sony fans directly. I'm not under the impression that Bungie/Microsoft have issues, they parted on good terms.
gooner4life_uk
DogEyedBoy
I'd imagine it's because Sony are a lot easier to work with on these sort of things.
It's more likely that Bungie have still got some resentment toward MS and Sony are very developer friendly at the moment.
Janus
DogEyedBoy
I'd imagine it's because Sony are a lot easier to work with on these sort of things.
Imagine? Easier? Things? Please expand and clarify you point for us ignorant types.
DogEyedBoy
I'd imagine it's because Sony are a lot easier to work with on these sort of things.
Phlashman
Yeah it's kind of shocking how close Bungie and Sony seem to be for Destiny.
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Respawn explains its post-launch support plans for Titanfall

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Following on from the recent Private Match patch and the announcement of next month’s Expedition map pack, Respawn’s Steve Fukuda has written a post on the Titanfall website explaining how Respawn plans to continue supporting the game.

Fukuda, Titanfall’s Game Director, said that Respawn is “relatively new to the ethos of post-launch support”, and said that he wants to improve the “update tempo” by increasing not just the frequency of the game’s updates but also the frequency and quality of Respawn’s communications to the community about those updates.

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Tezcatlipoca
I found last night that you can enter the evac dropship from above...Wish I'd discovered that sooner!
sono
Do any of you play this game on the Xbox 360? If so do you mind if I add you, would rather play with others as appose to mindless games alone. I played a little more this evening, not too long but enough and I'm finding it hard to like even though I really want to.
Tezcatlipoca
Yup, I've got that too. Not got any of the others, although I'll probably get this.
hallben
He did indeed, I got the ME3 one, it was rather good.
Tezcatlipoca
Geoff Keighley has released "The Final Hours of Titanfall", a 25,000 word digital book for iPad/PC/Mac/Surface covering the development of Titanfall: http://finalhoursoftitanfall.com/ Keighley did similar digital book apps for ME3 and Portal 2.
Kez99
I'll be interested to see what the new game modes are that they're working on
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Respawn explains its post-launch support plans for Titanfall
sono
KrakaJak
Got this on 360 as I went for a PS4. It's jolly good fun :)
I disagree, but I'm sure I am in the minority. Seem's your bog standard shooter.
KrakaJak
Got this on 360 as I went for a PS4. It's jolly good fun :)
Lostcauz
First DLC out in May, announced at Pax. 3 new maps. 2 vs 2 last Titan standing :? and other game modes being developed. New burn cards (including Titan burn cards) and Titan customisation coming as well. All will be free apart from maps.
Tezcatlipoca
Titanfall for Xbox 360 won’t be available via Games on Demand
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Danger Moss
Yeah great patch. Shame they've nerfed the 40mm cannon though.
Tezcatlipoca
Wasn't Hardpoint defence already decreased in the last patch?
Yes. But now they've increased the points for attacking.
Tezcatlipoca
Great update. Private matches will be good, and the rest sound useful. I'll be glad when we can name our custom loadouts! Wasn't Hardpoint defence already decreased in the last patch?
Lostcauz
4/10/2014 Patch Update Details NEW FEATURES (All Platforms) Private Match (beta) - This is the first public test of our new Private Match mode. This gives you a way to organize matches with and against your friends, for casual or tournament play. Some features are unfinished or not yet implemented, and we welcome your feedback. A few highlights: • Private Match supports 2 to 12 players, with 1 to 6 players on each team. • You can start a new Private Match lobby by choosing it on the main selection screen (alongside Campaign, MP, and Training). Invite your friends in or have them join you at any time. • Choose any of the game's maps or modes (CTF, Pilot Hunter, etc.) to play in. • Choose which team you're on. • There is no XP gain, challenge progress, or achievement unlocking while in a Private Match. For this beta, the Last Game Summary screen will display what you would have earned in normal play outside of Private Match, but be aware that this progress will not be recorded to your lifetime total. • For this beta, there is no concept of a "lobby leader"; any player can change game options in the lobby or start/stop the match countdown. • All Private Match games are still played on dedicated servers via Xbox Live Cloud Compute, just like normal matches. • New options like round time, score limits, and much more will come in future updates. Party Colors - Your party members and their titans now show up on the mini-map with green colors, instead of the normal blue colors that other friendlies use. Their names are also drawn in green on your HUD, the obituary text, and in the pre-game lobby. This helps you figure out where your friends are and what they're up to, especially in the heat of combat. Auto-Titan Color in Obituary - Your auto-titan's name now shows up in the obituary with the gold color that your own name does. Previously it had the same blue color as any other friendly. This makes it easier to keep tabs on how your titan is doing. Menu Changes - "Play Multiplayer" is now the default (top) option on the private lobby menu, if you've completed both the IMC and Militia campaigns. It has also been renamed from "Play Classic", since the term "classic", which we used internally, proved to be confusing to some players. Game Version on Main Menu - The main menu now displays the game's version in the bottom-left corner. Now you don't have to wonder if you really do have the latest version of the game, and we can use that to double-check things if support is helping you troubleshoot issues. NEW FEATURES (Xbox One) Party App Shortcut in Menus - Added a shortcut on all menus that opens the Xbox One's "Party" app by pressing Left Trigger on the controller, similar to the existing Right Trigger shortcut that invites friends. You can then press 'B' to close it when you're done, or leave it up. (This is much easier than the manual method of going to the Home screen, opening "My games & apps", selecting Apps, scrolling a few screens over to the "Party" app, and opening it.) COMING SOON IN FUTURE UPDATE A selection of improvements that will be released in an upcoming update: • More Custom Loadout Slots with Custom Slots per Game Mode • Ability to rename Custom Loadout Slots • Last Game Summary shows the scoreboard from the previous match • Additional customization options in Private Match • Better 120hz monitor support • Pick-up prompt for dropped Amped weapons appear in a different color than for normal weapons • Enhanced interaction with Challenges. You will be able to review your Challenges by the following criteria: o Completed (in your previous match) o Most progressed (in your previous match) o Almost completed (overall) • Scoreboard icons will reflect 3 new states: o Player Evacuated o Player Dead with Auto-Titan Still Alive o Player Alive with Auto-Titan Still Alive And more…stay tuned!
Bug fixes and game balance changes (including hardpoint defending dropping from 75 to 25 :? ) can be found here. http://www.titanfall.com/news/titanfall ... update-two
Tezcatlipoca
Update coming later today that adds private matches! :) https://mobile.twitter.com/Respawn/stat ... 7091093504
Harry
http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-l ... 2300-8734/
Danger Moss
Played this on a mates 360 earlier. It looks horrible and feels sluggish compared to the Xbox One version. It plays fine I guess. But yeah, anyone who's says the 360 and One versions are idenditical is tripping balls.
Harry
Then they both suck because i've got an iPhone 5s which is significantly more powerful. It's a simple issue of BUTTONS!
Born2beSlicker
Mr C
Born2beSlicker
Yes! The Vita is awesome. So is the 3DS. Both have a stack of great games that meet different tastes.
No the vita is better cos the graffics are better and Nintendo suck. Amirite!
Born2beSlicker
Yes! The Vita is awesome. So is the 3DS. Both have a stack of great games that meet different tastes.
Harry
Because opportunistic sarcasm to build an alliance to help prove your point is like ,so awesome. AM I RITE!!! I kid. Everyones right. There isn't anything available right now that you really can't get a really good taste of on an old console. So everyone go buy a Vita!
Born2beSlicker
Don't you know, Plisk? Telling people to buy what you have whilst shitting on what other people have validates your decisions and makes you a super cool person, because video games, amirite?!
plisk
gooner4life_uk
PS4 Envy :clap:
of what? if he's like me there is NOTHING on it I want to play I was going to buy one for Diablo but that's coming to the one anyway.
Harry
Yeah but you have loads of money so it kinda doesn't matter :)
sono
If it wasn't for Fifa (PS4) I would regret buying both console(s) at launch. Both shit but too much hassle to sell. It will get better without doubt.
patrick_bateman
The best looking game on your fancy next gen consoles is Rayman Legends. Oh and its on last gen as well. :D
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Ryse is stunning to look at. To be fair... I'd rather play that than any of the other games mentioned too.
NighteyesUK
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Ryse? Easily the best looking game out there.
gooner4life_uk
Ryse isn't the best looking game mate, I've got Ryse and it looks great, but Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadowfall, Tomb Raider DE, all look better than it. COD Ghosts (on PS4) looks better from an image quality point of view as well
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Killer Instinct? Excellent. Ryse? Bit samey but I enjoyed it. Easily the best looking game out there. CryEngine is incredible.
gooner4life_uk
PS4 Envy :clap:
NighteyesUK
:lol: Keep telling yourself that, Mobi.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
patrick_bateman
I knew it would be good. Very glad i have not picked up a next gen console. Still not a single reason i need to.
Whilst I sort of agree... I'm glad I picked up an Xbox One last month.
gooner4life_uk
I think it's the first generation ever where the distinction isn't so great, look at Titanfall on 360, you gain absolutely nothing from owning the Xbox One version other than enhanced visual clarity, even taking a hit on performance from the looks of things. There is no 'next gen' leap in terms of gameplay, the last gen was powerful enough and had enough inputs to do just about anything with a controller. No doubt that gap will increase though, we will see bigger worlds than possible last gen, with increased visual clarity, better performance and more impressive AI, but it will take a while, I predict this will be a short gen, and one that I think many will skip, but I also think the next gen will be on the same architecture.
patrick_bateman
For me personally its more about the games. This is the fist generation in my lifetime where i have not had a console at launch (fuck, i even got a jaguar at launch) No point just jumping on the hype when there is nothing i want to play. And im poor as well. I had money saved up but thats going on a well earned holiday as if i dont get a break away from this shithole i might not be around much longer to enjoy games. :(
Lostcauz
Born2beSlicker
Ah! I've never liked the £ = Time argument. I've paid £5-10-15-25-40 for games that last 1-4 hours and considered it worth it because of the experience. Consoles is a bigger sum of cash no doubt but I bought mine for TitanFall and Watch Dogs, two games that would be just fine on 360. Nighteyes has always been more interested in graphical capability and performance and if that is next-gen to him, there's nothing to argue about that.
That's fine for Nighteyes but for Patrick, who doesn't seem in any rush to buy into Next gen, he's better off waiting until Xmas at least. There will be more exclusives (TLOU?), the start of next gen only multi-platforms and if you start stacking the PS+ titles now until then, you will have plenty to play.
patrick_bateman
Im happy with my 360. Im catching up on some games i missed and just finished the utterly brilliant Saints Row 4. And i have finished a few other crackers.
Born2beSlicker
Ah! I've never liked the £ = Time argument. I've paid £5-10-15-25-40 for games that last 1-4 hours and considered it worth it because of the experience. Consoles is a bigger sum of cash no doubt but I bought mine for TitanFall and Watch Dogs, two games that would be just fine on 360. Nighteyes has always been more interested in graphical capability and performance and if that is next-gen to him, there's nothing to argue about that.
Lostcauz
NighteyesUK
Oh I don't know Paddy, Infamous made me really think, "next gen is here!"
One game that will last a week is worth £350?
NighteyesUK
Oh I don't know Paddy, Infamous made me really think, "next gen is here!"
patrick_bateman
I knew it would be good. Very glad i have not picked up a next gen console. Still not a single reason i need to.
Lostcauz
gooner4life_uk
That looks like its smoother than the xbox one version, and has no screen tearing in the titans WTF
gooner4life_uk
By default, the game ships with an unlocked frame-rate - but capped at 60fps. In effect, the game is constantly tearing unless not much is going on, whereupon it locks at 60fps - this occurs for pretty much the entirety of the extended initial training, but sees considerable variation in-game. This is clearly the preferred default from the development team, and offers the fastest-possible controller response at the expense of consistency - both in terms of input lag and frame-rate. If the screen-tear, inconsistent frame-rate and varying controller response is too much for you, Bluepoint has offered up an alternative - the ability to lock frame-rate at 30fps. This all but eliminates screen-tear and introduces more consistency to the controller feedback but does so to the detriment of overall frame-rate. Each mode has its advantages and disadvantages and it's good that gamers can choose what suits them.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digit ... e-analysis Respawn should let Bluepoint polish up the XBO version.
gooner4life_uk
There are times when the game feels uncannily close to the Xbox One version (especially during the less taxing training session) and across the entirety of the clips measured above, we end up with a 46.5fps average - not bad at all.
gooner4life_uk
In summary, after a day with the Xbox 360 game, the big takeaway here is that this is Titanfall, and it does appear to be feature-complete on the older console. With just one tenth of the available RAM and far less capable silicon, it's safe to say that Bluepoint Games has more than exceeded expectations.
NighteyesUK
Danger Moss
NighteyesUK
. So yeah, until October I'll shut up on this subject.
Any chance you can make that October 2020?
What, when the next generation starts? :lol:
sono
I'm going to go and pick this up for my Xbox 360 later for the tidy some of $20. You can't beat it at that price, I will pass on the Xbox One version because I'm not all that in to shooters (I get bored easily) and prefer games with a campaign.
Danger Moss
NighteyesUK
. So yeah, until October I'll shut up on this subject.
Any chance you can make that October 2020?
Tezcatlipoca
I don't think Watch Dogs will be a great indication of the difference. Been in development for too long, for too many platforms. Batman... yeah, a fairer test probably. But even so, there are SDK updates to come (including reducing the silly 10% GPU power reserved by Kinect, if that hasn't happened already) and DX12.
Born2beSlicker
I put TitanFall to the engine and them rushing at the end to get it out. They've claimed to be working on fixes, which indicates it's refinement issues over specs.
NighteyesUK
You have a point. But mine still stands too: there is a clear performance delta. I'll shut up about it for now. Watchdogs may well show better how things stand (Ground Zeroes has already hinted). But my money is on Arkham Knight being the benchmark for cross-platform performance between these two consoles. So yeah, until October I'll shut up on this subject. I'm just taken aback that this game has performance issues.
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April System Update rolling out for Xbox One

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced that the Xbox One’s April system update has started to roll out.

This latest update brings with it a variety of improvements and new features, including: Notifications when Friends come online (this can be set to all Friends, Favourites only, or just be turned off), improved Game DVR video quality, 50Hz support for the Blu-ray player (in conjunction with an upcoming update to the Blu-ray app), new firmware for the controller and stereo headset adaptor, and silent reboots after system updates.

For more details, see Xbox Wire or Major Nelson’s blog.