Multiplayer beta for Star Wars Battlefront coming to Xbox One in October

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EA announced today that Star Wars Battlefront will be getting a multiplayer beta in “early October” on Xbox One, PS4, and PC (Origin).

The beta will feature three modes: Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player battle between Rebel and Imperial forces that will also give players the chance to control Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader; Survival Mission on Tatooine, in which players team up with a Rebel friend to survive against waves of Imperial enemies; and a new mode called Drop Zone.

EA will share more info about Drop Zone and about the beta itself in the coming weeks.

Star Wars Battlefront launches for Xbox One, PS4, and PC (Origin) on 17 November in North America and on 19 November in the UK and Europe.

Source: EA Star Wars Battlefront News.

This week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Xbox.com have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 7 September and include 50% off each of the following for both Xbox One and Xbox 360: Rayman Legends, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry.

Additional Gold-only discounts for Xbox 360 include 85% off The Witcher 2 and 50% off Assassin’s Creed Rogue.

This week also features a Spotlight Sale for all Xbox Live Gold and Silver members, which includes discounts on games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Xbox 360.

Sources: MajorNelson.com, Xbox.com.

Editorial: The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order drive is awful

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Yesterday, Square Enix announced their pre-order incentive for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and it’s certainly unique, to say the least.

Taking inspiration from the rise of Kickstarter where it is common for stretch goals to be offered as rewards for reaching beyond the minimum asking price during the funding period. Deus Ex is now offering incentives for pre-ordering that increase the rewards the more people pre-order the game. Want more stuff? Talk your friends into reserving their copy as well.

The idea of pre-ordering in today’s market is questionable in itself. These games, especially triple-A published games, will never be out of stock on day one. Back in the day when making cartridges was expensive, pre-ordering made a bit of sense. It was costly for stores to buy copies of the more obscure games so it was a way to measure consumer demand in different regions so the shop wouldn’t be flooded with useless stock.

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Resident Evil Origins Collection announced for Xbox One

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Capcom has announced the Resident Evil: Origins Collection for Xbox One.

Bundling both the Resident Evil Remake Remaster from earlier this year and Resident Evil 0 Remastered coming in early 2016, there’s a lot to look forward to for Resident Evil fans.

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Danger Moss
Really?
Born2beSlicker
Really is it good? Really, this shit is being made? Really, you're so handsome?
Danger Moss
Yes to all 3. :lol: I honestly don't remember if I played this back in the day. It was only on game cube right?
Harry
Cap com are all but a charity case right now. I've just donated £19.99 for ultra street fighter iv on ps4.
Born2beSlicker
Danger Moss
Yes to all 3. :lol: I honestly don't remember if I played this back in the day. It was only on game cube right?
It was GameCube and Wii only. The only game to stay on Nintendo. It runs in the REmake engine but it has some fundamental changes which makes it unique. Capcom are pretty fucked, so this is part of their strategy to hold off being shut down.
Born2beSlicker
New trailer:
Born2beSlicker
Nintendo 64 vs GameCube vs Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Resi Evil Origins Collection announced. It bundles both RE Remake HD and RE0 HD in one collection for Xbox One and PS4. RE0 HD will also have a brand new "Wesker mode". Both trailers are in the link.
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Nuketown returns to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

The most popular map in the Black Ops series, Nuketown is being reimagined for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Set in the year 2065, Nuketown has been “refreshed” to accommodate for the new mechanics Treyarch has introduced for this year’s Call of Duty. The map is a pre-order bonus that’s exclusive to GAME, so if you want to fight in a tiny map for that sweet XP, better get preordering now.

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With Black Ops 3 coming on November 6th, why not check out our thoughts on the now finished multiplayer beta?

 

 

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Born2beSlicker
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... e-analysis As expected. PS4/1080p vs XBO/900p = XBO is smoother framerate but PS4 is clearer.
Born2beSlicker
The beta is now open to everybody.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Beta preview
Born2beSlicker
Anybody want to play?
Pug
NighteyesUK
Whoa there Pug, I was referring to MGS, not COD. :? It hasn't been confirmed what res COD is running at on XB1 yet.
Yeah, I understood, I was adding MG as it is imminent and after my XB COD beta res disappointment I decided to PS4 with that too.
Born2beSlicker
For reference: Advanced Warfare multiplayer was 1360x1080 on Xbox One while PS4 was 1920x1080. It wouldn't surprise me if it stays the same, as it's the same engine this time.
NighteyesUK
Whoa there Pug, I was referring to MGS, not COD. :? It hasn't been confirmed what res COD is running at on XB1 yet.
Pug
The difference was VERY apparent. Went ahead and changed my MG preorder to PS4 too as the res on that is 900p compared to 1080p on the PS4, plus I gather there is some sort of tie-in with that mini prologue that uses the save....or summat.
NighteyesUK
Pug
Making me think about swapping my Metal Gear preorder to PS4 now....will have to research that to see.
It's 900p on Xbone, 1080p on PS4. Whether you'll notice the difference depends on how big your telly is.
Born2beSlicker
It's quite common that betas on Xbox seem to be at lower resolution for performance reasons. I'm waiting for Digital Foundry to set their sites on things to explain what's going on.
Pug
I'm surprised how inferior the graphics are on the Xbox compared to the PS4! Call me Shallow Pug if you like, but after playing the beta on the PS4 where the visuals are super crisp, I thought my eyes were on the blink when I put it on the Xbox One. Almost has a slight blur to it. If this is the case for release I will have to go with the PS4 version. Would have preferred it on Xbox as it runs silent, but can't get past how shit it looks. Making me think about swapping my Metal Gear preorder to PS4 now....will have to research that to see.
Born2beSlicker
Here's some gameplay from me, if you're curious and not got a code yet. https://account.xbox.com/en-gb/gameclip ... c739b703e2
Born2beSlicker
Having a short go on this before needing to go out. Damn, this is bloody hard! I thought the movement was TitanFall but it's not, it's much slower and less fluid than that, it's still CoD. But the game moves faster than any CoD game, so I'm being ripped. :(
hallben
If you wanna send me a code that would be cool.
Lostcauz
Codes aren't redeeming on most regions at the moment, change your region to Brazil on Xbox.com, redeem your code on there and it'll start downloading to your Xbox. I'm sure it'll get fixed soon.
Lostcauz
I have two codes going spare, anyone want one?
Lostcauz
You normally get 3 codes for the beta so if any are going spare, I'd appreciate one.
Born2beSlicker
I got an Xbox code. If you get into the beta, let's team up.
Mr C
The Black Ops games do tend to try something new plus the campaigns have been longer than the standard 4-6 hrs for other cod games. I do get the get the point about people dropping 40 quid (or 54.99 if you buy digitally) every year
Born2beSlicker
They did the branching campaign in BlOps2 but I didn't dig it.
Floyd
I think it f there was a meaty 12 hour campaign with an interesting branching story with local co-op, then I would be more inclined.
Born2beSlicker
They're still highly polished games with lots of content to keep people going for a long time. They also all play differently while remaining familiar. Their popularity doesn't surprise me, though I wish the franchise was braver.
Floyd
Woohoo! Another year of ignoring this franchise is upon me. Honestly though, how people drop £40+ every year for this is crazy.
Born2beSlicker
Got a PS4? The beta U.S. open to everybody.
They've just went full on TitanFall but without Titans. Looks fun but Black Ops 2 bugged the hell out of me. Hopefully the beta helps for me.
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
I'm sure websites will be giving away keys, just like the RS: Seige beta.
O2 customers can get a code: http://www.vg247.com/2015/08/13/if-your ... beta-code/
patrick_bateman
I will: -Get the beta -Realise its not as good as Titanfall and never want to touch again -Get a loan of the full game from my nephew when released -Finish the campaign in a couple of sittings and prob think its ok. -Forget what the hell the story was about 15 mins after finishing it. -Give it back to my nephew Rinse repeat every year.....
Born2beSlicker
I'm sure websites will be giving away keys, just like the RS: Seige beta.
Tezcatlipoca
AFAIK, you can only play the beta if you pre-order...
Born2beSlicker
I'll play the beta but I wouldn't be surprised if the beta does enough to fulfil my interest in the yearly CoD XP grind because Halo 5 isn't far behind it.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta – Trailer and Details
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Britxbox - Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta starts on 26 August for Xbox One
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Britxbox - Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies – Shadows of Evil revealed 1940's film-noir setting, with Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neil McDonough, Ron Perlman, Robert Picardo, and lots of zombies.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Black Ops 3 coming to Xbox 360 as well. So we still don't have the first real next-gen CoD experience.
Tezcatlipoca
hallben
Normally they only put them up when the game is gold so that you can pre-download it. Thats kinda crazy, especially considering the marketing deal has swung over to Sony.
Mr C
£55 as well. If they are going to put it up for pre order this early at least offer an incentive for people to order. I shall be waiting til release day and walking into the nearest supermarket and buying it for about £30-40
I guess it's gone up early because of the MP beta code offer for pre-orders... but it's still *really* fucking early :? EDIT: Yeah, just looked at the store listing on Xbox.com: https://store.xbox.com/en-GB/Xbox-One/G ... ilsSection
Mr C
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Mr C
Pre-order and get access to the Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta.
Mr C
I do agree with you there but I do think the black ops games have been much better than other games in the series (at least from a single player pov)
hallben
I wont buy it at all, while I enjoyed Advanced Warfare it was a review copy, I am long since done with this franchise. I have no interest in purchasing any more copies of this tired series.
Mr C
£55 as well. If they are going to put it up for pre order this early at least offer an incentive for people to order. I shall be waiting til release day and walking into the nearest supermarket and buying it for about £30-40
hallben
Normally they only put them up when the game is gold so that you can pre-download it. Thats kinda crazy, especially considering the marketing deal has swung over to Sony.
Tezcatlipoca
Earliest digital pre-order ever? http://majornelson.com/2015/04/27/call- ... d=13802922
F2
MEH Will no doubt pick it up at some point though
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Call of Duty: Black Ops III revealed – details, release date, and trailer
Mr C
The Black Ops games are set in different timelines which is why I think I like them more as there is variety. It's unlikely this one will be based solely in one timeline either. I do agree the obsession with modern tech is boring now and I think historical settings are much more interesting. Would love to see a proper nam game
Harry
They just blew their load and have nowhere else to go with it. The modern day warfare stuff is done just the same way WWII stuff is utterly done. I'm not sure anyone can go back to that era of FPS. It's a shame really but the same thing happens in music all the time.
MartyMcFly88
I do wish CODs devs would drop the stupid future nonsense and go back to a historical or modern era. Why not make a COD set in Vietnam, that could be great! This might actualy be the first COD I actually don't bother with. It looks silly, nano tech and what looks like super powers and transforming arms/weapons. Official reveal trailer.
Harry
I REALLY hope that neither Microsoft or Sony let them do another 10 minutes gameplay video of people falling of ledges and crashing helicopters in there press conferences this year.
Tezcatlipoca
World reveal due today.
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
Damn, you're way into the minority with the AW comments. A lot of people like BlOos though.
Mr C
I really enjoyed the campaign in both Black ops games. They are the only COD games I have enjoyed in recent years. Both games tried to do something a little different with the COD formula. Advanced warfare I found to be blander than bland
Born2beSlicker
Black Ops 2 campaign was so bad but the multiplayer was so good. Hope this is more like the first game than the second with its campaign structure.
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Official Destiny: The Taken King – Launch Gameplay Trailer

Bungie has released the Official Destiny: The Taken King – Launch Gameplay Trailer, featuring “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin.

Destiny: The Taken King launches on 15 September for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3. Its release will kick off Destiny Year Two, which brings major changes to the game – even for those who do not buy The Taken King.

Source: Destiny – YouTube.

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Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Official Destiny: The Taken King – Launch Gameplay Trailer
zoompapoum
Hi, I am around level 17 now my GT is zoom papoum
hancocaj
Ok no worries. The story as it is now jumps around quite a lot, it's actually more like a series of snapshots out of 3 or 4 larger stories going on in the destiny universe. When the new DLc comes out they are essentially reordering and 're-linking all of the story missions so it's meant to be much better presented. I have to say I had no idea when I started playing it a year ago that I would put in the crazy hours I have and had the fun that I have! :) if you can find a group to play with and have fun doing the raids then its awesome. Level 7....wow...you have your first strike ahead of you! One of the longer and harder ones too! Enjoy it :) Edit - what's your GT?
zoompapoum
Hi, At the minute I am just interested in learning the ropes through playing some of the story missions, but also trying to find a group of friends to raids and things with. I am not in a rush to level up, but prefer playing things in groups as it is always more fun and easier to learn. I am currently level 7 so have a long long way to go. I presently have none of the expansion packs, as if I liked the game I was going to sell it and buy the lastest version with all the current DLC when it comes out. I will add you to my FL Thanks
hancocaj
Hello! There is quite a lot to pick up in Destiny, and what the game starts out as is quite different to how it ends :D There is a very large update coming out in 2/3 weeks which changes how the story works, and to a reasonable extent re-writes the story/single player campaign. It also has a boost item in it that will take you instantly to a reasonably high level, so you could skip that story entirely if you wanted to. So you may or may not want to get started now, depending on how keen you are. What version of the game do you have (base game and what DLC packs?) and what kind of game do you want to play? Particularly how keen are you to get to maximum level and do all of the "end game" co-op activities like 6 player raids and 3 player Nightfalls? versus playing through a single player campaign to get a story, level up and get some loot?
zoompapoum
Hi I am new to xbox and currently have an empty friends list. I am a mature gamer (35) and trying to find some people to play destiny with as I am just starting out and not really sure what I am doing. If you feel like teaming up please message me.
Danger Moss
Legendary Edition £36.85 at simply games now. http://deals.simplygames.com/p/destiny- ... g-xbox-one
NighteyesUK
Always knew I was a legend. :wink:
NighteyesUK
Skolas is dead. I am not. :ugeek:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Destiny: The Taken King Reveal Teaser – Strike the Dreadnaught
hancocaj
Ah ok I see. Well I'll see who's online tonight and *might* be able to get a third? Sometimes I have 10+ on and other times 0! I got thunderlord as a draop back in like month 2 and I still haven't fully levellled it yet! I got a Vex to drop so I have all the weapons (except no land beyond comically! ...and 2 of the how ones) . Also finally got Word of Crota to drop so nice to get another hand cannon.
NighteyesUK
It's amazing for Arc Nightfalls.
Born2beSlicker
Thunderlord was one of my first ever Exotics and I have never used it. It's been in my vault for months. :lol:
NighteyesUK
Would you believe I only got Hawkmoon a month ago? As a Hand Cannon "enthusiast" it's the gun I've lusted after since the game was released. After countless times running the nightfall, Vault of Glass, and Crota, and getting almost all the other weapons (I've had three No Land Beyonds, THREE!) it finally dropped when I opened the big Prison of Elders chest for the first time. It was an emotional moment. Have to say though, an ascended Fatebringer is a more versatile weapon. Especially when fighting fallen Captains with their arc shields. I bought Thunderlord yesterday, it's another that never dropped for me, and it's getting a Year 2 makeover, so if you have the coins, grab it. It's bloody good. Hawkmoon is also getting the year 2 treatment. I doubt it'll get nerfed, it feels well balanced to me.
Born2beSlicker
Can you send us Hawkmoon before its nerfed and unlocked on Xbox? Dem sweet hax.
NighteyesUK
I can point and laugh at your avatars if you like. Had a good go at Skolas last night, but got really unlucky when we were near the second mine stage. All later attempts were nowhere near. :(
Born2beSlicker
Nighteyes plays on PS4, so he's not going to be much help. I'll be about. As I said, just message me and I'll jump on.
hancocaj
Born2beSlicker
Son of a bitch! It's weird how getting 2 people extra can be such a challenge. If you get free, tweet me or message me on XBL so I get a notification. I've just been grinding public events as I waited. :(
I'm really sorry again about that. I spoke to the boss and I can definitely play tomorrow night from 8.30 onwards if that helps? Nighteyes would you be up for it too?
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Destiny: The Taken King VIP Rewards
Born2beSlicker
Son of a bitch! It's weird how getting 2 people extra can be such a challenge. If you get free, tweet me or message me on XBL so I get a notification. I've just been grinding public events as I waited. :(
hancocaj
Sorry, family has appeared unexpectedly so I probably won't get on tonight. If I do it wont be til 9.30 or later :( Sorry.
hancocaj
They look pretty good - but will be quite common :D Revenant is the must have shader at the moment - or you can buy the COD exclusive one for $200 on Ebay!!! :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
Tezcatlipoca
Tezcatlipoca
NighteyesUK
Worth it because they're rejigging the story mode to be more coherent, with Nolanbot being more helpful than dinkletwat. ;)
They're not adding an actual story to the base game though, are they, just "questifying" the missions? Better, but still probably not something I could bring myself to replay.
hancocaj
Tez - Keep your character assuming you want to stay a Hunter and are happy with the face/features. You get a one-use only consumable to boost you to level 25. They haven't said yet if that includes unlocking most of your subclass abilities and they also havent said if that unlocks all the missions and content below level 25. It is designed to be high enough to get you into the first story mission of TTK and essentially your game starts from there (levelling up, dropping loot etc etc).
Yeah, I think I'll keep it.
hancocaj
Born2beslicker - I'll try to get on tonight if at all possible. Dangermouse - Yep! Check out "slayerage" on Youtube - he got a lot of the first solo runs and solo boss kills. Watch the video where he jumps onto all sorts of small ledges to climb up a very large tower in VoG - when he gets to the top, if he jumps, the game thinks he is outside of the map and doesn't teleport him during the oracles phase. So he has to stand there and snipe for literally 20 minutes whilst getting perfectly timed jumps every 60 seconds or so.... The other approach is to use a self res warlock and die just before the teleport and then self res just after. You can't completely solo the vault because the Gorgon part won't work unless 3 players are in the fire team...but you can get them to login, make the door open, and log out again. Solo'ing Crota is easier I think.
Danger Moss
The raids can be played without 6 people? :?
Born2beSlicker
Well I've never done it so you can lead the charge. I'll be on.
hancocaj
NighteyesUK
hancocaj
NighteyesUK
Just got the Flawless Raider trophy/achievement. :D
Well done - how did you do it? As a team of 6 or less? Did you do the lamps "properly"? or have a lone hunter stealth through it?
Team of six. Hunter stealthed the lamps. Twice back to orbit. The first time was my fault. I was the last due to go over the bridge. But the bridge started to deconstruct, so I dithered a bit and got ganked by the sword bearer and two knights. :lolno: The second time we were all too conservative when going for the Deathsinger, and got killed by her liturgy. We nailed it after that.
Ah cool - in our run we had a guy who could stealth the lamps. We failed at the bridge twice I think...comically someone Ghorned a rock in front of their face...and someone else poked out of a bubble just as the shrieker death blasts were coming. We also could have done it on our very first run but Crota glitched and nailed the sword bearer (genuine glitch not bad play). So I think we got it on attempt 5....I never died in any of them! (Normally I die the most!). Our sword bearer just solo'd Crota last night because he was bored :facepalm: :D If someone can reliably stealth the lamps, and the swordbearer is pretty solid, then the rest is pretty straightforward to do. It also adds a nice degree of tension to the whole exercise :D Anyway there's probably a 70%/80% chance i can get on tonight at 8.30-9ish. I'm happy to join in on a Skolas run (done it successfully twice) but I'm not a pro player. The top priority is to kill all the adds, all of the time...actually damaging Skolas during the fight is kind of a hobby that you dabble in occasionally.
Born2beSlicker
I've got Skolas and about 13 public events to do to become Legend. I'm not the collector kind of person. I have no interest in grinding VoG/Crota/Nightfall/PoE every week like some lunatics do. But I do want to play everything at least once before it gets completely retooled and my maxed out Gjallarhorn will make Skolas a bit easier. In other news. Destiny might be finally coming to PC.
NighteyesUK
Skolas and a few chests are all I need to "Become Legend". Skolas is a cunt. :lolno:
Born2beSlicker
hallben
Not you son, you got games to play for review!
I've got an old game I'm near the end of and...stuff. I CAN MAKE TIME!
NighteyesUK
hancocaj
NighteyesUK
Just got the Flawless Raider trophy/achievement. :D
Well done - how did you do it? As a team of 6 or less? Did you do the lamps "properly"? or have a lone hunter stealth through it?
Team of six. Hunter stealthed the lamps. Twice back to orbit. The first time was my fault. I was the last due to go over the bridge. But the bridge started to deconstruct, so I dithered a bit and got ganked by the sword bearer and two knights. :lolno: The second time we were all too conservative when going for the Deathsinger, and got killed by her liturgy. We nailed it after that.
hancocaj
Hmm not sure - sorry. Will know more later. You'll need this though :-)
hallben
Not you son, you got games to play for review!
Born2beSlicker
Skolas, PoE 35. Today/night, who's in?
hancocaj
NighteyesUK
Just got the Flawless Raider trophy/achievement. :D
Well done - how did you do it? As a team of 6 or less? Did you do the lamps "properly"? or have a lone hunter stealth through it? Oh! and how many returns to orbit? An awful lot of material out about TTK now. Not that happy that only some exotics are being brought forward and we have to re-buy them but hey ho....the Bungie weekly update also lists fairly limited ways to get legendary marks so it may be quite hard to buy legendaries for a little while. The collections stuff is quite good and also quite clever to try and make people go Pokemon. EDIT - Craigimt are you on xbox or the other one? VoG shouldn't normally glitch too much, was it all uk players? I've found Crota to be much more glitchy. Tez - Keep your character assuming you want to stay a Hunter and are happy with the face/features. You get a one-use only consumable to boost you to level 25. They haven't said yet if that includes unlocking most of your subclass abilities and they also havent said if that unlocks all the missions and content below level 25. It is designed to be high enough to get you into the first story mission of TTK and essentially your game starts from there (levelling up, dropping loot etc etc).
NighteyesUK
Worth it because they're rejigging the story mode to be more coherent, with Nolanbot being more helpful than dinkletwat. ;)
Danger Moss
Tezcatlipoca
NighteyesUK
You'd be better off starting from scratch with a new character once TTK is out, I reckon.
But then I'd have to replay the Earth and Moon stuff :|
Well you wouldn't as you get to boost to level 24 when TTK comes out.
Tezcatlipoca
NighteyesUK
You'd be better off starting from scratch with a new character once TTK is out, I reckon.
But then I'd have to replay the Earth and Moon stuff :|
Born2beSlicker
Thankfully even if you don't buy TTK, you still get the benefits of the 2.0 upgrade. You don't get the new missions but you do get all the improvements for free, so you can enjoy what you missed.
That is a good thing :)
Born2beSlicker
Cuuuunt! Well done!
NighteyesUK
Just got the Flawless Raider trophy/achievement. :D
Born2beSlicker
Thankfully even if you don't buy TTK, you still get the benefits of the 2.0 upgrade. You don't get the new missions but you do get all the improvements for free, so you can enjoy what you missed.
NighteyesUK
You'd be better off starting from scratch with a new character once TTK is out, I reckon.
Tezcatlipoca
Tezcatlipoca
I think I might boot this up tonight to see just where the fuck I was before I abandoned it. All I remember is that I'd not finished the Moon :lol:
So, I'm a level 13 Hunter, and abandoned the game once I was up to (but did not start) the final "Story" mission on the Moon :oops: :lol: That's a lot of content to do before The Taken King!
Tezcatlipoca
I think I might boot this up tonight to see just where the fuck I was before I abandoned it. All I remember is that I'd not finished the Moon :lol:
Craigimt
I've still not done VoG despite doing Crota several times. Everytime we tried VoG the final boss would be a bit glitchy.
Born2beSlicker
I'm happy with the fact they did something new and that they have done a great job in addressing feedback. But I still stand by how bad the game was at launch. It was way too abusive and some of the stuff the beta brought (engrams changing colours) should have never be a thing in the full game. The game today and the game coming is almost a sequel to the original, it's that much better.
NighteyesUK
In Bungie's defence, they'd never branched into this kind of RPG game before. In fact, this is definitely the first of its kind. We also know that it went through several massive changes throughout its development. The fact that what they put out at launch was still highly polished, and incredibly addictive, is remarkable. The Vault of Glass is still one of my best ever gaming experiences, and the reason for me putting Destiny as my GOTY for 2014 (just ahead of Alien). Now, it looks like they've finally learned some harsh lessons (especially with the previous dlc attempts). I can't wait for The Taken King. I'm going to start an Exo Titan in addition to continuing with my beloved Awoken Warlock. Roll on September.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Big changes coming to Destiny TTK I wrote about the major (not all) changes announced for those who can't find time for the stream. The changes look awesome. They're making it way less abusive and making the grind far more rewarding, whilst letting you just play what you want rather than being forced to do shit you don't enjoy. Very happy with these changes. Highlights just how bad the launch of this game was.
NighteyesUK
They're giving you the option of having the focussed fire perk, rather than forcing it on you. I just watched a nice recap of the vid from last night. It all looks fucking amazing. I can't wait.
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Tembo the Bad Ass Elephant Review

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He’s a platforming pachyderm paid in peanuts.

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Xbox One Elite Bundle with Elite controller and 1TB SSHD coming in November (updated)

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Microsoft announced today that it will be launching an Xbox One Elite Bundle in November, containing an Xbox One with a matte black finish, a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD), and an Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller.

Frequently access files will be stored on the SSHD’s solid state partition, which will help optimise performance and – according to Microsoft – enable the console to boot from energy-saving mode up to 20% faster than with a standard HDD.

The Xbox One Elite Bundle will cost £399.99 in the UK and $499 in the US.

Sources: Xbox Wire, MajorNelson.com.

(Updated with UK pricing.)

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Tezcatlipoca
patrick_bateman
More money than sense? :D :wink:
:lol: :)
Tezcatlipoca
My Day One console is getting noisier, plus I'm already on my third PSU and could probably really do with being on my fourth. ... So I'd been toying with the idea of getting a new 1TB HDD console later in the year. And I was definitely getting the Elite controller anyway, which is over £100 on its own. So fuck it, why not get a new console *with* an Elite controller *and* a 1TB SSHD? It's my money to waste...
patrick_bateman
DogEyedBoy
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One Elite Bundle with Elite controller and 1TB SSHD coming in November I'm in. I was going to get the controller anyway, plus had been thinking about getting a new console.
Why?
More money than sense? :D :wink:
DogEyedBoy
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One Elite Bundle with Elite controller and 1TB SSHD coming in November I'm in. I was going to get the controller anyway, plus had been thinking about getting a new console.
Why?
Tezcatlipoca
UK pricing for the Xbox One Elite Bundle confirmed as £399.99 by an ad on the Xbox One dashboard. (still nothing on the UK MS Store or the UK Xbox site, plus Xbox UK PR are off today for the bank holiday.)
Tezcatlipoca
Price comparison... The Elite is the same price ($499) in the US as the limited edition 1TB Halo 5 bundle... which is £399 in the UK. Assuming the UK price fits like that, that's actually pretty good given that you get a 1TB SSHD and an Elite controller. Also, what amused me about the Xbox Wire article is how the "Ultimate Gaming Experience" has no Kinect ;) :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One Elite Bundle with Elite controller and 1TB SSHD coming in November I'm in. I was going to get the controller anyway, plus had been thinking about getting a new console.
Born2beSlicker
That's leading the pack as the most voted for 360 game to get compatibility on the Xbox website. It's coming for sure.
Herbalzier
I want Red dead Redemption, I never finished it on 360. Can't think of another 360 game I'm bothered about tbh.
NighteyesUK
Splinter Cell 1 & 3.
drakau_mk2
Born2beSlicker
Not 4?
much preferred 2 myself, just a shame the online wouldn't be there
Born2beSlicker
Not 4?
drakau_mk2
PGR2 plz
Colonel Red
The only one is Steel Battalion, and there's no way that could ever happen.
Born2beSlicker
Shenmue 2, brah!
DogEyedBoy
Most of these games you're talking about could be played on modern phones in better quality than the original Xbox, it just seems like a waste of time; buy them on Windows/Mac OS for a few pence.
Born2beSlicker
Nobody said it needed to be on the Xbox platform. It got a rerelease and was vastly improved, making the Xbox version redundant.
hallben
Born2beSlicker
KOTOR got updated on PC/OSX/iOS/Android and is better, so doesn't count. I'm not against the option, more the better. I just can't think of many games worth it.
Doesn't count. Never got an update or re-release on an Xbox platform.
Tezcatlipoca
KOTOR is the only OG game I'd be remotely bothered about playing again, and as mentioned I could just do that on OS X or iOS. Halo, Fable, Riddick, etc. have been re-done, and there's nothing else I can really think of.
Born2beSlicker
KOTOR got updated on PC/OSX/iOS/Android and is better, so doesn't count. I'm not against the option, more the better. I just can't think of many games worth it.
hallben
SW: KOTOR
Danger Moss
Well I can buy NES/SNES games on my Wii U so why not I guess. It's good to have the option I suppose.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: Original Xbox games could someday come to Xbox One. I was thinking, what would you actually want from the OG Xbox that hasn't been remastered, rebooted, whatever? Keep in mind that they couldn't revive Xbox Live for it, so classics like RTCW, Rainbow Six 3 and the like would be practically useless. Chaos Theory, Jet Set Radio Future, Jade Empire, Ninja Gaiden Black, err...err...I can't think of anything else. Shenmue 2 is more likely than ever to get an HD port so that no longer counts, Halo 1/2 is done, Conker L&R is now redundant, Max Payne 1/2? The crop of games to pull from that hasn't received treatment already is very small.
Tezcatlipoca
Aha. A list of game res/fps: http://uk.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs ... Framerates
Tezcatlipoca
Diablo III, Halo: TMCC, Forza 5. 1080p30 is more common, or 900p...
DogEyedBoy
Are there any games on Xbox One that manage 1080/60p?
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
Why is that hidden? :?
Tezcatlipoca
Dunno. Maybe MS doesn't consider it fully ready yet.
But now it is ready... Britxbox - Xbox App August Update rolling out – adds support for 1080p/60fps Game Streaming from Xbox One to Windows 10
Craigimt
That is really glitchy for me. It won't open or close apps quite often.
hallben
Tezcatlipoca
https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/3gq0pk/very_high_settings_in_xbox_streaming/ How to enable "Very High" quality streaming from Windows 10: Go to "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.XboxApp_~~~~~~\LocalState" Open "userconsoledata" in Notepad. Change the "IsInternalPreview" setting from "false" to "true", then save and close the file. Open the Xbox app and start streaming... You should now have the option for "Very High".
Well I can confirm that works for me and pretty damn flawlessly over my wired network.
Tezcatlipoca
patrick_bateman
Is the streaming stuff live yet? Not seen anyone here talking about using it.
It left preview ahead of the Windows 10 launch.
Tezcatlipoca
Game Streaming from Xbox One to Windows 10 has now left preview. Britxbox - New Xbox Features on Xbox One and Windows 10
drakau_mk2
Yeah I use it, it's ok on my pretty crappy network, usually play something that doesn't really need great latency when my little one is watching cartoons
patrick_bateman
Is the streaming stuff live yet? Not seen anyone here talking about using it.
Tezcatlipoca
Dunno. Maybe MS doesn't consider it fully ready yet.
Born2beSlicker
Why is that hidden? :?
Tezcatlipoca
https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/commen ... streaming/ How to enable "Very High" quality streaming from Windows 10: Go to "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.XboxApp_~~~~~~\LocalState" Open "userconsoledata" in Notepad. Change the "IsInternalPreview" setting from "false" to "true", then save and close the file. Open the Xbox app and start streaming... You should now have the option for "Very High".
Tezcatlipoca
Some belated news: Britxbox - Gamescom 2015: Xbox One Backward Compatibility for Xbox 360 games will launch in November
Tezcatlipoca
Does anyone else suffer painfully slow Xbox One downloads despite having super-badass fibre broadband? Someone on the Elite forums posted the following tip, due to ED's CQC update being really fucking slow: Change your Xbox One's DNS to Google's Public DNS! https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/?hl=en Go to Settings > Network > DNS, and set manual DNS entries of 8.8.8.8 for the primary and 8.8.4.4 for the secondary. Then go to Alternate Mac Address > Clear and let the console reboot. Afterward, you should hopefully find that your download speeds are more like they should be.
hallben
I will be buying the chatpad. Loved the original.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Gamescom 2015: DVR function coming to Xbox One in 2016
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
BXB: XBox chatpad coming in November Remember when Smartglass was meant to be the shit? What a weird announcement.
Totally. Smart glass is very useful and pretty much makes this type of accessorie redundant.
Herbalzier
Cities Skylines!!! Chuffed at that, didnt quite have the confidence in my Mac being able to run it so i have been patiently waiting for it to be ported.
Born2beSlicker
BXB: XBox chatpad coming in November Remember when Smartglass was meant to be the shit? What a weird announcement.
Craigimt
Surprised they've done that with Ultimate Edition out soon.
Born2beSlicker
The original Gears of War and Shadow Complex will be backwards compatible later today.
Born2beSlicker
Yup. Also PS3, PS4, XBO, Vita.
DogEyedBoy
Was there ever a retail version of Minecraft 360 though?
Born2beSlicker
True but other games did it, like Minecraft. You just had to play it to get the discount.
DogEyedBoy
Born2beSlicker
That sucks. They should have it read your gamercard, not your purchase history.
It being on his Gamercard, even if it were to show him in game right now, is no proof of purchase.
Born2beSlicker
That sucks. They should have it read your gamercard, not your purchase history.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Yeah, I bought it on launch, special edition. Still have it. So no discount for me. Bah!
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