June’s Games with Gold – including Massive Chalice for Xbox One

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Xbox Wire and Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb have announced June 2015′s free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

From 1-30 June, Massive Chalice for Xbox One will be available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Pool Nation FX for Xbox One will also remain free as part of Games with Gold during June, for the third month running.

On Xbox 360, the free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be Just Cause 2 from 1-15 June, and Thief from 16-30 June.

FIFA ’16 finally adds women to the game

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The FIFA organisation might be drowning in controversy and outrage right now but for many people on the internet, there’s an even bigger scandal attached to the FIFA name today.

That’s right, EA Sports is finally adding professional women players to the game as an indication of the rising popularity of the sport. FIFA ’16 will feature 12 international teams, 11 of whom will compete in next month’s world cup finals in Canada. Although this isn’t the first game to feature women players, it marks the first time for the sport’s biggest franchise.

More teams, more licensed players, more choice for the millions of fans who buy the game every year, more exposure for the division. Everybody wins, right? Well, it seems some are more annoyed at this than the fact that many executives in FIFA are arrested for corruption charges as you read this.

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Floyd
What? How are people outraged? I think it's natural, the woman's game has grown, it's more popular than ever.
Mr C
What there is going to be a fifa 16! Seriously though I'll be buying it. Don't know why anyone would complain about women's football being included. I wonder how they'll do it though as the women's game is quite different than the men's
Danger Moss
Yeah they don't fall over as much I guess. I'm guessing the lower leagues in scotland won't be included again. :(
NighteyesUK
Danger Moss
Yeah they don't fall over as much I guess. I'm guessing the lower leagues in scotland won't be included again. :(
And people outside of Gretna Green should care about that ... because ... ???? Scottish football is a joke.
DogEyedBoy
Shouldn't it just be FIFA 16? That's the way they've always stylised it. I'm surprised that EA believe the cross-over between fans of women's football and people who buy FIFA is large enough to warrant the effort. Now I know shit all about football and haven't bought a FIFA game since 98, so take that as what it is, surprise.
Danger Moss
NighteyesUK
And people outside of Gretna Green should care about that ... because ... ???? Scottish football is a joke.
Are you still ill? You've been particularly tetchy recently. Scottish football is no more of a joke than any other league of similarly sized nations.
MartyMcFly88
I just wish EA would actually put in a few of the Scottish teams stadiums, even if it was just Hampden and Parkhead. Fed up being able to play Celtic but never actually being able to play at home. You'd think by now they would have added in a couple.
Mr C
Danger Moss
NighteyesUK
And people outside of Gretna Green should care about that ... because ... ???? Scottish football is a joke.
Are you still ill? You've been particularly tetchy recently. Scottish football is no more of a joke than any other league of similarly sized nations.
The welsh league is hardly a massive league either :D
Harry
I hear they licenced the boob physics technology from the Dead or Alive team. Should help in the Japanese market.
NighteyesUK
Mr C
The welsh league is hardly a massive league either :D
The Welsh league is semi-pro, with no silly delusions of any of its teams being a force in Europe. Put Celtic in the Premier League, and they'd possibly, just maybe scrape enough points to avoid relegation. The rest of the league? Lllloooooollllll.
Danger Moss
NighteyesUK
The Welsh league is semi-pro, with no silly delusions of any of its teams being a force in Europe. Put Celtic in the Premier League, and they'd possibly, just maybe scrape enough points to avoid relegation. The rest of the league? Lllloooooollllll.
As is 60% of Scottish football. Nobody except Rangers and Celtic fans have such delusions and it's something that burdens the entire league as the people that run it feel they have to aspire to the English Premier league.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Supremacy DLC is coming first to Xbox on 2 June

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Activision has announced that Supremacy, the third DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, will be released first for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on 2 June.

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Tezcatlipoca
Exo Zombies needs the DLC doesn't it?
Born2beSlicker
"Every CoD game is the same"! No it's not. Here's 2 hours critiquing every single game and what sets them apart.
Speaking of which, I'm returning to this game next week to do the Veteran run. So if anybody wants to play MP or zombies, let me know.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Exo Zombies Infection Trailer
HACKY D
Maps look good, as are the first batch. It's a shame they are so slow at converting them to the hardcore playlists, first set still not available so likely to be a long wait for these too.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance DLC trailer
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Britxbox - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is coming first to Xbox on 31 March
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, Spacey was awesome in it.
Minnimo
Tezcatlipoca
If it was in the base game I'd give it a go, as it would be different enough from the normal MP, but I don't think I'd play enough to justify buying the DLC or season pass. Loved the campaign, though. So much better than the one in Ghosts...
I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed the campaign mode. I enjoyed the story. I think it was much more straightforward to follow than a few previous versions. And it was helped by the presence of Mr Spacey. :D
Tezcatlipoca
If it was in the base game I'd give it a go, as it would be different enough from the normal MP, but I don't think I'd play enough to justify buying the DLC or season pass. Loved the campaign, though. So much better than the one in Ghosts...
Minnimo
Tezcatlipoca
I still haven't even tried the normal MP, let alone the zombie mode. DLC only, isn't it?
Yip DLC only. When I went to buy the game in Game, on day of release, they informed me that to play Zombies would need this. They didn't advise that it wouldn't be until January that I would be able to play it! Smart guys. Got the money for the game plus season pass that I could have went and got elsewhere at a later date! :roll: That will teach me to do my research a bit better so as not caught unawares again!
Tezcatlipoca
I still haven't even tried the normal MP, let alone the zombie mode. DLC only, isn't it?
Minnimo
God you know you've been using Facebook too much when you have nothing relevant to say but search for the 'like' button instead!!! :oops: So many posts in this thread I could do that with! -------------- Is anyone else playing the Zombie mode of this game? How are you finding it? What's the highest level you've reached? I have been playing at weekends, and even on the day of release, when I was playing with randoms, they looked like pros! And I kept going down!!! :? It's true what they say, as you get older your reactions are definitely diminished!!!! (Well that's not technically true, I'm just crap and always have been but can get away with it when playing with my very good friends on list!! :D )
hallben
I know I don't have MOD powers. It's for the best.
Tezcatlipoca
Isn't it only green 'cos I'm Staff? - both groups use the same colour :lol:
Born2beSlicker
Those rules haven't been updated in a long time, they were pre-social media days. As long as you don't bump ancient threads with garbage, don't worry about it. Bumping threads that have relevance with something justifiable is totally cool. Also, Tez, you are a mod. That's why your name is green...
Tezcatlipoca
There are rules? :? :lol: I'm not a mod, so Slicker may well strike me down, but... I don't think the "don't resurrect threads older than 4 weeks" rule is that strict... If it is, I think I've broken it quite often! I would have thought that if you have something to say, you say it, and that if there is an existing thread that is relevant then it would be better to use that than to just start another one covering the same topic, even if the existing one is "old", and certainly better than not posting anything at all. But that's just my thinking...
Minnimo
Born2beSlicker
Welcome to BXB! New members need their posts approved so spam bots don't show up where I'm not looking. :)
Thank you lol. Tez just explained it to me. Gave me time to read the rules so wasn't all bad. I just didn't see that point and thought account was broke lol. Good thing I read the rules as I spotted posts I was interested in but were inactive for more than 4 weeks, so I know now not to reply lol!! Thanks again for welcome both.
Tezcatlipoca
Welcome, Minnimo :)
Born2beSlicker
Welcome to BXB! New members need their posts approved so spam bots don't show up where I'm not looking. :)
Minnimo
Zombies!!!! I bought this game and it's blooming season pass, then waited until now to get access to this! And its here! Yay!!! :clap:
NighteyesUK
Malcovich, Malcovich ... Malcovich.
Tezcatlipoca
Don't forget Paxton!
NighteyesUK
Malcovich.
Tezcatlipoca
SaMuRaI cGs
Does anyone have issues finding games in certain playlists? I can only get games in Moshpit or maybe Domination, never CTF or S&D. I have also never been able to find a ranked game. Just wondering if this is down to the time/region (asia pacific) I play in or are they not popular? I can't believe one of the biggest online games has no matches in ranked or CTF :| If this is the case then why wouldn't I just get matched against Americans or Australians like I did in the halo 5 beta or is there a minimum ping to get matches in this game?
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Havoc DLC coming first to Xbox in January – adds Exo Zombies and new maps
sono
Just finished 'Induction' what a load of shit so far.
patrick_bateman
So started and finished this today. Thought it was a bit pish. Totally forgettable. Glad i didnt buy it. Not even bothering with multiplayer.
Tezcatlipoca
I really enjoyed the SP, and would happily run through it again at some point. Never tried the MP, though. Never interested me. I'd rather play Titanfall.
NighteyesUK
Snap. Didn't bother finishing it, and traded it for more than I paid for it. Edit: Traded, not taxed. Fucking phone! :lol:
Mr C
I didn't even bother to finish this. Not a terrible game but it's same old same old. The exo suits make the multiplayer a bit more interesting but ultimately Titan fall is a much better multiplayer game.
Tezcatlipoca
[Hit my cut-off point and need to sort dinner, so no article] Latest patch for Xbox One and PS4 makes a fuck-load of changes. https://community.callofduty.com/thread/200912705
kelticdave
Craigimt
If it's the part I'm thinking of then you weren't too far from the end. And not seeing your legs is a big no for you? I prefer being able to see the legs but I wouldn't ignore a game because you couldn't.
In this day and age that should not be happening at all :lol: like honestly ? I couldn't be assed with the SP I played it for a bit but its honestly just a borefest :lol: MP is great though a quicker more twitchy COD.
Born2beSlicker
I see that GAME are offering £21 trade whilst CEX is offering £35-38 for it. So if you're not sticking around for multiplayer for more than the launch window, get shot of it now and make almost your complete investment back. Although the characters are very light in CoD, I've always felt the dimensions of the character model thanks to MW2's third person mode. It helped me figure out the visuals for my mind to process when I'm back in first person. The game that was worst for floating gun syndrome would be Crysis, there's zero weight to that game.
Tezcatlipoca
I enjoyed this a hell of a lot more than the bore-fest that is Destiny.
Craigimt
If it's the part I'm thinking of then you weren't too far from the end. And not seeing your legs is a big no for you? I prefer being able to see the legs but I wouldn't ignore a game because you couldn't.
NighteyesUK
I lost interest at the bridge level, was getting hit and seeing hit markers, but not seeing any enemies on my screen. Total bullshit, typical shit COD gameplay. Plus, after playing Destiny, I can't go back to FPS games that don't render the character you're playing, in Cod you're just a floating gun, sometims with arms. Considering how well everything else is done in terms of graphics, that omission is really jarring. I sold it today for 15p more than I paid for it. :lol:
Born2beSlicker
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - 8/10 Great graphics, great action, great multiplayer, decent but weak plot, Spacey was awesome, even if Irons wasn't.
Tezcatlipoca
I think it's great, and it's a game I'd be willing to re-play even though it's not some deep story-driven game with multiple choices. Badass balls out awesome action.
Born2beSlicker
Patches incoming to address online issues. I've played a few hours of multiplayer and a couple of missions and I like this game a lot. Ghosts wasn't offensively terrible to me but it absolutely wasn't good. Sledgehammer has done a fantastic job in updating the formula and given us something new to learn/master for the first time in years. Really looking forward into getting in this more this coming week.
Tezcatlipoca
Tezcatlipoca
Oh, and Spacey's speech between 10 & 11 was fucking awesome :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCVtXBNEdtg SPOILERS, obviously.
Tezcatlipoca
10 chapter done, out of 15 (?). *Really* enjoying this. Looks and plays better than Ghosts, and although the story is utter batshit nonsense it's still better than the one in Ghosts. End of chapter 6: Hades' dying words: "Kevin Spacey...is...the...real...villain...<ugh>". Well, duh :lol: Oh, and Spacey's speech between 10 & 11 was fucking awesome :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Taken a break from Shadow of Mordor (starring Troy Baker) to have some nice dumb shooting fun with the CoD: AW campaign (starring Troy Baker). On mission 5 at the moment. Enjoying it at lot more than Ghosts... which isn't hard, because I fucking hated Ghosts.
HACKY D
Pug
Getting proper focked off with not improving! Played over ten hours now and I've just got worse! Don't understand if. Love the game so it's starting to really get to me how I am so bad. I think I have learnt too many bad aiming habits that it will simply never 'click'. Any tips?
In the same boat fella, seems like my bullets are turning to rubber and every time I get someone in my sights are get taken out from behind.
gooner4life_uk
Probably over thinking about the best tactical way to play, it's a twitch shooter, turn brain off, run around shoot when something moves, I was getting worse as I got to know the maps because I was thinking too much ''oh that's usually a route people take I'll check that as I go round" then got shot from the other side
Pug
Oh, I don't think it's my age as my friend is a month older than me and is shit hot at CoD games.
Pug
Getting proper focked off with not improving! Played over ten hours now and I've just got worse! Don't understand if. Love the game so it's starting to really get to me how I am so bad. I think I have learnt too many bad aiming habits that it will simply never 'click'. Any tips?
NighteyesUK
Destiny has weight when you move, I feel like I'm looking through the eyes of an actual person when playing, I feel like I have a physical presence in the game world. In CoD, I feel like I'm a super-agile camera with a gun. Will say though, after playing a bit more I have come to enjoy the spectacle of it, though the facial animation in-game is a decade old. The models are very good (apart from the game's star, who looks like a lump of walking plastic). Also, that opening mission was almost as bad as Wolfenstien's, really woeful.
Craigimt
I'm sick of CoD games and even I disagree with him. In fact what he said about CoD is more or less what I think of Destiny which is a game I wanted to like.
Tezcatlipoca
Good review :) This will be my next game after Mordor, before I dive into Halo.
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This week’s Deals with Gold – including Alien: Isolation for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Xbox.com have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 1 June and include 60% off both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Alien: Isolation.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One can also get 33% off Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition and 33% off ScreamRide, while Gold and Silver members on Xbox One can get 17% off Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition.

On Xbox 360 this week, Gold subscribers can also get 33% off Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and 50% off each of Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

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Harry
Why on earth have Microsoft not just raided the piggy bank and blown everyone's minds with their generosity?
MartyMcFly88
Why on Earth is Poolnation there again. Isn't this the third month? Who hasn't actually got this by now?
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - June’s Games with Gold – including Massive Chalice for Xbox One ... and Pool Nation FX. Again.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Alien: Isolation for Xbox One and Xbox 360
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Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
My money remains safe.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Destiny on Xbox One and Xbox 360
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Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Far Cry 4 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
Born2beSlicker
Not really. I never played the first one and was totally fine. Don't bother with the DLC though, it's not good at all.
sono
Do you have to play Mafia 1 to understand 2?
hallben
CasteStorm is meant to be pretty damn good! Looking forward to that.
MartyMcFly88
While that game is ok, I have it on my ipad. Wish I could play Mafia 2 again on X1.
Born2beSlicker
God what shit that is. In fairness, Mafia 2 is a solid game and well recommended if you missed out before.
Mr C
Wow a game I haven't played! By the way I really recommend Mafia 2 on the 360 for anyone that hasn't played it. I thought it was brilliant
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - May’s Games with Gold – including CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for Xbox One
F2
Dance Central: Spotlight is £1.99 on Cdkeys.com if £4 is just too much for you. Clicky
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale
Mr C
There's been some decent discounts recently. Been waiting for Never Alone to be reduced so will probably pick it up (though blatantly it'll be a GWG soon enough)
Tezcatlipoca
There've been good discounts off Dragon Age, Metro, and Diablo 3 recently. But it does usually suck.
Born2beSlicker
Tell me last time the sale was good.
Tezcatlipoca
Worst week yet? Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One and Xbox 360
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Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Metro Redux for Xbox One
Mr C
The load times on the pool game are atrocious. I thought it had crashed first time I loaded it up. It's fine as a free game but would be disappointed had paid for it. I find the menus a bit confusing. Also the physics sometimes seem a bit off as the balls run too slow.
hallben
Mark hit Y.
Harry
Hustle kings is the best pool game this generation.
Born2beSlicker
The developers have said they're working on cutting down the size and speeding up the load times. It's a problem with UE4 that they haven't fixed yet. I'm not a fan of the pool game though. I like top down cameras like Bankshot Billiards so this kind of bugs me.
Lostcauz
I like the free pool game we got this month, it's great for playing a few quick online matches while it's half time during the football but the 12GB size is just insane and the initial load time is a joke. I've had to delete it until I get a bigger hard drive.
Tezcatlipoca
Just noticed a fairly uninspiring Spring Sale, although if you want a few different season passes it's not too bad. http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/promotions/sales/springsale (too late to write up)
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One
Colonel Red
Before anyone downloads Child of Light, watch out. They haven't actually made it free yet.
Danger Moss
50% off and it's still over priced. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Diablo III for Xbox One and Xbox 360 Everyone needs Diablo III.
Mr C
Good games though I've played most of them. Happy with pool on Xbox One and I've been meaning to buy terraria for ages so bonus that's free. Oh and anyone that's not play child of light there is no excuse now. It's a brilliant game and deserves to be played by as many people as possible
Born2beSlicker
April's games announced. Two on Xbox One, Four on Xbox 360.
Lostcauz
I don't think it'll be long before we see a free play weekend.
Danger Moss
It's pretty insulting to be honest, as it only takes off the ridiculous mark up. Apparently the player base on Evolve is shockingly low as well. Like 500-1000 players worldwide each night. I doubt this "reduction" will help matters. Also 3s on ios is amazing. On Xbox One? Errr no.
Tezcatlipoca
Not a great one, though. 20% off the digital download makes it £44, whereas you can buy the disc version from Amazon for less than £30.
Lostcauz
Didn't take long for evolve to get a reduction.
Born2beSlicker
I love Three's on the phone but on XBO it's questionable. Makes a fun game as you can play in snap mode, so snap with Netflix and you're good to go.
Mr C
Threes is a couple of quid this week. It's a mobile game really but pretty charming and we'll worth it for less than the price of a pint
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Forza Horizon 2 and Evolve for Xbox One
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including GTA V for Xbox One and Xbox 360 The 360 discount is good, the Xbox One discount is not.
patrick_bateman
Dragon Age is free to play until the 16th for gold users. Been itching to play it but it will take me about 6 days to download...
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold – including Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
Lords of the Fallen is half price on Xbox One right now in a flash sale. Act now….if that’s your thing!
Born2beSlicker
£17.99 for the Day One achievement which does nothing?! :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
33% off AC Unity takes it down to £36.84 this week, whereas I bought the digital download from CDKeys.com for less than £20... and the current price at CDKeys.com is £9.99! £9.99 FFS!
Born2beSlicker
How many times has that Rockstar sale happened on 360? How many times does NBA 2K stuff go on sale on Xbox One? Why is Amazing Spider-man 2 still so expensive in contrast to its quality? I hope the double games for gold next month also inspires some decent sales.
Tezcatlipoca
Born2beSlicker
DWG has been lame for months now.
Well, yeah, there is that :lol:
Danger Moss
I just finished Sniper elite 3. That was a great deal. Although you could argue that wasn't dwg.
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Resident Evil 0 Remastered coming to Xbox One and 360

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After the success of the wonderful Resident Evil “REmake” surpassing 1 million downloads earlier this year, Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 0 will be getting the same treatment.

Resident Evil 0 was a GameCube exclusive that for the first time ever allows two characters to work together as well as removed the infamous item boxes from the game. Set before the Spencer Mansion incident, RE0 follows the adventure of Rebecca Chambers from S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team and Billy Coen, a former soldier turned fugitive at the time of the outbreak.

No date or price has been confirmed but expect Resident Evil 0 Remastered on Xbox One and Xbox 360 early 2016.

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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.
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Farming Simulator 15 Review

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Back to the daily grind.

After a hard day’s work, videogames are a great way to wind down. I always thought that was about the escapism. At least, I did until I played Farming Simulator 15. It appears that somewhere, people intimately familiar with farming equipment want to live out the fantasy of owning a Lamborghini tractor. I call these people “actual farmers”. What are they getting out of simulating their own lives?

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Colonel Red
I might try to knock a video together but it won't be for a few days. The game is pretty funny as a concept. It's great to have played it as a curio more than anything.
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F1 2015 delayed until 10 July, first teaser trailer revealed

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Codemasters and Bandai Namco announced today that the release date of F1 2015 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC has been moved from 12 June to 10 July.

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New and updated Xbox features for Windows 10 and Xbox One now available in Preview

Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced the latest set of new and updated Xbox features available in preview for Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Unfortunately for people in the Xbox One Preview Programme, almost all of the features are for the Xbox app in the Windows 10 Insider Preview, which has received updates to various features including Avatars, Friends, Game Hubs, and more.

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Danger Moss
The latest preview is fucking up my TV app again. Constantly have to restart it.
Tezcatlipoca
All we get in the latest preview is "improvements to the Miracast functionality in the Wireless Display app". Everything else is for the Xbox App preview within the Windows 10 preview, which I have neither the time nor the inclination to write about at the moment. http://majornelson.com/2015/05/21/new-x ... n-preview/ http://news.xbox.com/2015/05/xbox-one-n ... in-preview There will be "exciting things" for Xbox One shared with us at E3, though.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One May Update Preview: Miracast and more
hallben
Only I suspect if you are also into the Windows 10 tech preview.
Lostcauz
New update rolled out yesterday preparing the XBO for new features for the May update, under preferences is the option to stream to other devices so looks like we could be getting that soon.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One April Update Preview: Second Wave rolling out now, adds voice messaging and more
Born2beSlicker
I took my Kinect and console to GAME and it worked perfectly. :x It must be something with my house's power supply.
Pug
Even, funnier......I had to edit the edit post three times due to the auto correct. :D
NighteyesUK
:lol: I did wonder.
Pug
Pug
Glad notification description has now been added, used to bring my gears.
Should be 'grind', stupid auto correct.
Craigimt
I've never had that problem...
Born2beSlicker
It's my second Kinect and second console and they have the same problem.
Danger Moss
Are sure you don't just have a fucked kinect?
Born2beSlicker
Do people still get Kinect switching off at random, making it unreliable? Trying to review Fruit Ninja Kinect and it just won't stay on for long enough to actually play the bloody thing.
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, it'll be good to see what you actually got the Achievement for without having to open the app.
Pug
Glad notification description has now been added, used to bring my gears.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One April Update Preview: First Wave rolling out now
hallben
Nope because it has a filter.
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah. I'd rather have Clips and Screenshots, instead of both lumped into Captures.
Danger Moss
Anybody else think the fact clips and screen shots are now called captures is really lame?
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One March Update Preview – adds screenshot feature and more
Tezcatlipoca
A new preview build has been rolled out. I've not checked the release notes yet, but it has fixed the iPlayer problem :) EDIT: Just checked. It fixes the iPlayer problem, along with random shut downs that some people may have been suffering.
Tezcatlipoca
Not sure if it's the preview or something else, but iPlayer no longer works for me :( The app will load, but trying to play a video (any video) causes it to crash straight back to the dash. EDIT: It's a known issue with the Feb preview. There are a couple of threads about it in the preview forums, plus it's now listed as a known issue with the latest build.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One February Update Preview – including Game Hubs and custom background tile transparency
MartyMcFly88
Hi guys, my first post here a couple of folk already know me on Live and other sites as well as personally. I just got my One on Friday from Game's Black Friday midnight offer. I have tried to install and join the beta program but everytime I click to join the app freezes and eventually drops back to the home menu. Have uninstalled and tried again but it still happens. Anyone else had this or know of a workaround or fix? Thanks in advance. Steve
Mr C
A word of warning on the latest update guys. If you have an external hard drive attached it messes up your WiFi connection. The only work around at the moment is to disconnect your external hard drive or connect via cable
Born2beSlicker
Microsoft are big into their trending algorithms. I don't know why, I've never found a trending/recommendation system on any service ever that actually worked for me.
Lostcauz
Latest update includes the new store. Too many pointless lists still, I don't care what the top game is at the moment or the top selling. Should be new releases, coming soon, demos and maybe a added area for GWG/discounts. It does seem neater though.
Tezcatlipoca
IGN interview with Phil Spencer: Britxbox - Xbox One’s December update will be smaller than recent ones, screenshot feature won’t arrive until 2015
Tezcatlipoca
How to make your own background... http://majornelson.com/2014/10/22/heres ... ackground/
Craigimt
Sweet, I've got this update. :D
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One November Update Preview – profile and background customisation, trending TV, Twitter, and more
Lostcauz
Looks pretty cool
Danger Moss
Wow wallpapers! :lol: That what's on section does look terrible.
Born2beSlicker
Urgh, that What's On section looks awful. Hope you can shut that off at some point, as I'll never use it.
Lostcauz
Some cool features but what's on looks like a waste of space in my opinion.
Tezcatlipoca
November preview. http://majornelson.com/2014/10/20/xbox- ... w-preview/ http://news.xbox.com/2014/10/xbox-one-november-preview Hryb only recently posted it less than an hour ago (stupid timezones!), so there won't be a BXB post until I have time on Tuesday.
Lostcauz
Snap center is excellent and really brings the whole thing together.
Danger Moss
I dunno about anyone else but the new streamlined friends stuff is a god send. Also not having to bellow "Xbox Record That!" Is great to. The smart glass app is now really useful as well.
Born2beSlicker
It does seem the achievement server is a bit delayed in syncing with your console sometimes. It's not common but it does seem to happen.
Craigimt
Last time I played Minecraft the achievements weren't popping for me either. I think Obi and Slicker had the same problem.
sono
I didn't get any notifications for the 4 achievements I unlocked tonight on Wolfenstein. I just found out I had them using Smartglass anyone having the same problem with the current preview?
Tezcatlipoca
Tezcatlipoca
Lostcauz
I may have missed it in the notes but double tapping the guide button takes you to the snap center, press X and it records the last 30 seconds of gameplay, could easily be missed. :D
It's mentioned in the video, but not in the feature list on Xbox Wire / Major Nelson. I just tried it. You actually need to double-tap twice before hitting X. Once to bring up the Snap Centre, then a second double-tap to bring up the "+" menu. Would be better if you could press X on the first Snap menu, but it's still a handy addition for people who don't have Kinect.
OK, that's bollocks. Must have been my X1 playing up (it is a beta, after all). That is definitely what it *was* doing to me, and I tried Googling and found it was the same for others so thought that's how it was. But, I've just come back on and tried again, and now double-tapping brings up the "+" Snap Centre menu, with its option to press X to record. Pressing ^ on the D-pad then brings up the other menu (the one that came up first for me earlier tonight) with Friends, Messages, etc.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Xbox One October Update Preview – Snap Centre update, MKV and DLNA support, and much more
Tezcatlipoca
Lostcauz
I may have missed it in the notes but double tapping the guide button takes you to the snap center, press X and it records the last 30 seconds of gameplay, could easily be missed. :D
It's mentioned in the video, but not in the feature list on Xbox Wire / Major Nelson. I just tried it. You actually need to double-tap twice before hitting X. Once to bring up the Snap Centre, then a second double-tap to bring up the "+" menu. Would be better if you could press X on the first Snap menu, but it's still a handy addition for people who don't have Kinect.
Tezcatlipoca
Some great features there :)
Lostcauz
Preview time again
New Snap and Friends functions o Snap Updates – We’ve updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things our fans wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator – as well as making it easier to close and open new snap apps when playing a game. A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller will bring up a menu that allows you to open a new app in snap mode, close the current snapped app, or switch focus between your game and your running snapped app. Additionally, two apps have been optimized for Snap mode: Friends Snap App – Access your friends list without leaving the game. Quickly check your friends list to see who’s online right now and take actions like send message, invite or join. Messages Snap App – You’ll be able to open, read and respond to messages in Snap mode, and messages will now be displayed in a threaded conversation view. o Achievements App – Updated to enable sharing of achievements you’ve unlocked with captions, see a list of friends who have unlocked specific achievements, and an updated achievements Snap landing page that that shows Achievements on recently played games, when a user is not actively playing a game. o Friends section – The new Friends section enables you to see at a glance what’s going on with your friends. You can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games your friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days. The new Friends section has been available for select preview members for a few weeks and now we’re bringing it to everyone in the program, with plans to roll out this feature for all Xbox One owners with the October system update. o New SmartGlass features – You can now see a list of your top games in your profile. You can also see a list of your friend’s most popular games in the Friend’s section of SmartGlass. Improvements for TV and video o Media Player DLNA and MKV support – Members of the preview program who have also downloaded the latest version of the Media Player app will now have support for DLNA streaming. With this update, you will be able to easily access and play music, watch photo slideshows or movies stored on home media servers and devices that support the DLNA server protocols. Additionally, you will now be able to playback MKV files stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming. o Live TV Trending – Within the next week, you will be able to see what Live TV is trending based on your country and OneGuide settings. A new tab will be available in OneGuide that displays the top 10 most watched TV shows, with the list filtered down to the shows that are currently available to you based on your OneGuide settings. You will be able to tune to a specific show by pressing the A button. The Live TV Trending list will be updated approximately every minute, so you can easily discover shows that are popular with other viewers. This feature will initially be made available to preview users in the U.S., Canada and the UK. o Xbox One Digital TV Tuner – Previously announced in August, this new accessory will be available for purchase in UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain on October 21. This USB-attached TV Tuner will enable users to watch TV on Xbox One, and pause Live TV for up to 30 minutes. There are a limited number of preview participants in this program due to hardware requirements needed for testing. Stream TV to SmartGlass – If you have an Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, you will be able to stream TV across your home network to your smartphone or tablet using the Xbox SmartGlass app. You can also pause, play, rewind and change channels, without interrupting gameplay. o Live TV MiniGuide – For markets where OneGuide is available, a new MiniGuide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. You can quickly change channels, see what’s on other channels, and tune to the previous channel or other recent channels. o OneGuide in 12 new countries – Live TV listings and schedules will be made available to preview members on Xbox One and SmartGlass for Belgium, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia in the next few days. o Internet TV Apps – Apps with live TV channels can now include their TV listings within OneGuide. In addition, other Xbox TV features such as channel changing using speech and Miniguide will work with these apps. These features are enabled automatically the first time you sign into a supported app. The first app to support this feature in preview will be Zattoo, a TV provider available in several European markets. We will be sharing more details soon with members of the public preview. o Universal Remote Control in SmartGlass – If you are in one of those 12 countries, you will also be able use your mobile device to control your Xbox, TV, and/or Cable/Satellite box. Other user requested features o Updated Devices & Accessories page – To access the new page, go inside Settings, where you can Find, Assign, and Update Xbox One accessories. You can now more easily “assign” accessories to specific users, such as assigning a headset to a specific gamer. o Firmware updates – You can update the firmware for an individual device. And, you can also more easily find (or identify) a controller by making it vibrate. o Hide Games & Apps on your console – You can now hide items in the “Ready to install” list under My Games & Apps. This is a per-console setting and items will reappear in the list if they are installed again from the Xbox Store. To access the shortcut to temporarily show “hidden” items, press X while holding down both triggers and it will show all hidden items until you exit My Games & Apps. These new features and updates are rolling out to all Xbox One preview program members starting today. We are looking forward to bringing Xbox One to new markets this month, and can’t wait to hear from fans in those markets who get to pick up and play Xbox One for the first time. Plus, these new features will be available in all of our new markets for Xbox One owners who join the preview program.
First thing I did was hide all the demos from my download history. I may have missed it in the notes but double tapping the guide button takes you to the snap center, press X and it records the last 30 seconds of gameplay, could easily be missed. :D
Tezcatlipoca
September's gone public already - nice and quick, unlike the August preview. Britxbox - September System Update for Xbox One rolling out – adds Media Player app, improved Party app, and more I hope we get the new Snap Centre in the October preview.
Lostcauz
It's happened to me and it's normally been down to the internal power surge protection, turn off at the wall and back on again.
sono
I assume this issue is a beta issue, I could be wrong but: My console has never had a problem, tonight I tried turning the console on using voice command (normal for me) and no response, I grab the controller and try turn it on, the controller light shows fine but still no response from the Xbox One. I walk over to the console and press the Xbox button; I hear a sound (the usual sound when you press the Xbox button) but again no light. I left it came back 10 mins later and pressed the button again, this time it worked. It's hard to explain what the problem might have been, at first I thought it may be installing something? maybe it was. Has anyone had this problem before? Edit: now my kinect doesn't work, odd. also I notice I was running this version last night:
Currently running - OS version released: xb_rel_1409.140822-2050.
Now my console is running: OS version: xb_rel_1409.140825.1928
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Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity expansion pack due in June

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The official site for Battlefield Hardline has announced that the game’s Criminal Activity expansion pack will be available for early access in June.

The site also provided some details on what will be added in Criminal Activity:

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Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity expansion pack due in June
patrick_bateman
Craigimt
I still haven't bought this. I'm disappointed in that because I've had the last 4 on day one. Question Obi; is this another game we can piss about on? If so I may have to get it.
Pissing about on it is awesome. I love Hotwire and breaching charges. Fun. :D
F2
patrick_bateman
Have you tried Blood Money? On the bank map its one of the best BF multiplayer experiences i have had. Its fucking brilliant (couple of the maps are useless though) and i hope its in all future Battlefields.
No thats the one mode I've not touched yet!
Craigimt
Question Obi; is this another game we can piss about on? If so I may have to get it.
Possibly, setting booby traps, using the Zipline as a weapon etc would be fun. Also if you hold the back button it creates a spray like on Counter Strike so He-man has been tagged everywhere!
Craigimt
I still haven't bought this. I'm disappointed in that because I've had the last 4 on day one. Question Obi; is this another game we can piss about on? If so I may have to get it.
patrick_bateman
F2
So I have finally managed to get a few games in today and I have to say I like it so far. Hotwire is just an easy way to gain cash, conquest is fun, but my favourite modes are the VIP and Hostage modes, really good fun and tactical considering you've only one life which will be more fun when not playing with randoms!
Have you tried Blood Money? On the bank map its one of the best BF multiplayer experiences i have had. Its fucking brilliant (couple of the maps are useless though) and i hope its in all future Battlefields. Be good to get a game together but im working my arse off so have had 0 gaming in the last 11 days as im working 12 hour shifts. I finally get a day off next friday though so that will be BF time :D
F2
So I have finally managed to get a few games in today and I have to say I like it so far. Hotwire is just an easy way to gain cash, conquest is fun, but my favourite modes are the VIP and Hostage modes, really good fun and tactical considering you've only one life which will be more fun when not playing with randoms!
patrick_bateman
Danger Moss
F2
Finally managed to pick this up although I won't really get a chance to play it after being far too busy since getting back from Canada!
Welcome home. It's pish, just play the GTA heists and borderlands instead. :D
Its not! You shut it! :wink:
Danger Moss
F2
Finally managed to pick this up although I won't really get a chance to play it after being far too busy since getting back from Canada!
Welcome home. It's pish, just play the GTA heists and borderlands instead. :D
F2
Finally managed to pick this up although I won't really get a chance to play it after being far too busy since getting back from Canada!
patrick_bateman
Fair review. I have put a ton of time into multiplayer and would rank that alone as an 8. It took a while to click with me but when it did its fantastic.
hallben
My review. Meh.
patrick_bateman
Blood Money mode in this is fantastic and would love to see it in all future BF games.
patrick_bateman
Danger Moss
Unless I'm on GTA I'd be up for a few games this weekend. Either tonight or Sunday.
Cool, just give me a shout if you see me online.
patrick_bateman
NighteyesUK
Hate to be the one to point this out Paddy. But if you've only got £60 to last until 1st May, how/why have you bought this?
As i said before on the thread i had a credit note. Only paid 2 quid for this. :D
Danger Moss
Unless I'm on GTA I'd be up for a few games this weekend. Either tonight or Sunday.
NighteyesUK
Hate to be the one to point this out Paddy. But if you've only got £60 to last until 1st May, how/why have you bought this?
patrick_bateman
Picked this up this morning its fun but the standard of other players is of such a low quality it really frustrates me. On all previous BF games i would only play with friends who were of good skill. I played about 15 games of this and won about 3. I came in the top 3 nearly every game. But other players are fucking useless, In hotwire my team were not even going for the points but instead looking for kills and not going near the points (even though this gamemode gives you the most XP/cash by capturing) In heist i was on my own actually trying to get the packages. while the rest sniped and did fuck all. Also shit chopper pilots crashing instanly, people not using repair tool etc etc. Same old shit really Will be much better once all the casuals and COD players fuck off
patrick_bateman
MartyMcFly88
Craigimt
Although Titanfall is the exception. I love that online. I think its cause there are less kids on it.
How do you know? No one speaks online anymore :lol:
MartyMcFly88
Craigimt
I'll be getting it. I actually still have about 8 hours left on my trial so I'm in no rush right now though. It's worth noting that no one buys BF for the SP. I still haven't finished 4 and I owned it on 2 consoles.
I do, mostly cos I totally suck online so single player games are where I live. Although Titanfall is the exception. I love that online. I think its cause there are less kids on it.
Craigimt
I just didn't like the way the story was implemented.
Born2beSlicker
Yet TitanFall gets shit for not bothering to include one. The BF3 and 4 campaigns were some of the worst FPS campaigns I've experienced in a generation. Genuinely enjoyed Medal of Honour's two games more than BF's campaigns. Hearing that this one's is better is still a shockingly low bar.
Craigimt
I'll be getting it. I actually still have about 8 hours left on my trial so I'm in no rush right now though. It's worth noting that no one buys BF for the SP. I still haven't finished 4 and I owned it on 2 consoles.
patrick_bateman
Tezcatlipoca
patrick_bateman
Is it out tomorrow? I thought it was friday.
It is Friday, Ben has a review code ;) :)
Cool. Thanks. :D
Tezcatlipoca
patrick_bateman
Is it out tomorrow? I thought it was friday.
It is Friday, Ben has a review code ;) :)
patrick_bateman
Will probably just get it, reading some awesome reports about about the multiplayer and some of the videos i have seen from actual players make it look like so much fun. Is it out tomorrow? I thought it was friday.
hallben
I'll be on from tomorrow night as my download won't be done tonight (I'm reviewing it).
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I won't buy it yet but I think I probably will buy it soon.
patrick_bateman
Danger Moss
Nope. I already have better MP games in my collection and what I played of the SP was horrible.
I have a credit note but im in 2 minds. Im not interested in single player, i enjoyed multi in the beta but dont want to be playing it on my own. I could always pick up MCC or Dragon Age instead.
Danger Moss
Nope. I already have better MP games in my collection and what I played of the SP was horrible.
patrick_bateman
Who is picking this up on friday?
MartyMcFly88
I played it and enjoyed it
hallben
So I played the SP demo. It's dull. clunky and ugly. I immediately deleted the game.
Mr C
Played the single player part of the trial. Didn't think it was particularly offensive. There was one or two good ideas but it was mostly clichéd and dull. The graphics were a real mixed bag veering between looking really quite good and really atrocious. I'm going to assume this has been made by the visceral B team. Think it'll be a game I skip to be honest.
Harry
Watching the giantbomb quick look, this single player looks poor. I actually really like the concept and the tone to an extent I just think this game is technically woeful by today's standards. Having played the multiplayer beta it's night and day, GTA puts this to absolute shame...
Born2beSlicker
Nah man, just do it vertical sentences: Slicker is the biggest liberal on the forum Possibly even PLANET EARTH!
MoBiUGeArSkIn
To be be fair, I don't think the Xbox provides the kind of space such a statement demands. If it was the size of a Phillips CDI we might be cookin' with gas!
Born2beSlicker
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Although it isn't. Clearly. Slicker is the biggest liberal on the forum, possibly even PLANET EARTH, and it breezed past him.
Can I get that engraved on my Xbox?
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Although it isn't. Clearly. Slicker is the biggest liberal on the forum, possibly even PLANET EARTH, and it breezed past him. The whole thing is Ferguson is a clusterfuck of sociopolitical issues. And those are unlikely to be resolved in a Battlefield game. Not that a Battlefield game shouldn't be able to revel in cop show clichés, at the risk of upsetting some delicate individuals. The West has been decimating the Middle East, literally and digitally, for years. The West still is. But GOD FORBID that DICE puts a gun in the hand of a black man and calls him a criminal.
hallben
If you took that out, your statement would be considerably less assholeish. It just shows how little thought goes into what you type. Perhaps it's not the point you were trying to make, but it was still a point you made.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
It's like you're deliberately trying to miss the point. I wonder, if I took the words "shootings and" out, would you still try so hard to miss the point? Probably.
hallben
Not trying to bastardise it, just draw attention to how you being able to have a favourite thing about such an appalling event is fucking revolting. I am downloading the trial and will give it a go tomorrow. I can't wait to try the SP.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
The media circus is a joke, as is your attempt to bastardise my comment. Hippy liberals.
hallben
MoBiUGeArSkIn
My favourite thing about the Ferguson shootings...
YOU. ARE. AN. ASS.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Big number, but how many of those are being investigated for being unjust? America has a gun problem. Who knew. Do you really think Hardline will be as black and white (aha!) as that? I put money on there being crooked cops and police corruption. Because it's clearly that kind of story. I've been watching some streams, the campaign actually looks fun compared to the last few.
Born2beSlicker
They don't get a pass per say, they are easier to disconnect from. The military is universally billed as good vs bad making fictional stories easier to digest. When cops are painted as good guys in a game in the same country where over 200 people have been killed by cops in 2015 so far, it's much harder to stomach.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Funny how the countless military shooters that have us blasting through the middle east, whilst real soldiers blast through the middle east, get a pass. My favourite thing about the Ferguson shootings and fallout was Antonio Martin. The media quickly gave up on that, think it took 72 hours, because it didn't fit the script.
Born2beSlicker
This and the ramifications it has caused over the past year. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Ferguson_unrest
MoBiUGeArSkIn
The "current climate"?
Danger Moss
Played several MP games earlier. It's fun and relatively inoffensive in itself. I mean it's just a battlefield game with some new maps and modes. Not a patch on BF4 but decent enough. The SP though. Jesus fucking Christ! Tonally, in the current climate it's all kinds of wrong. Not to mention it's just plain bad. Terrible writing, cringe worthy dialogue and generic deplorable characters. These guys did Dead Space? Really!?
Danger Moss
Anyway. EA Access members can start playing this today for free, but for 10 hours instead of the usual 6. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/02/25/b ... f-gameplay Initially I thought I'd be able to play the SP for free. But your limited to the first chapter during the trial period. :(
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