#WeLoveGameDevs campaign spreads the love

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After a somewhat horrible week in gaming, including the harassment of Phil Fish, the good side of the internet is trying to spread some much needed love to those who slave away to bring us the games we love so dearly.

The Guardian’s games editor, Keith Stuart has started a campaign to help developers of all sizes and creeds see that the majority of the gaming community won’t tolerate toxic behaviour that has become associated with our industry.

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The #WeLoveGameDevs campaign has already became a top ten trend in both the UK and USA and even the bigger studios are getting in on the love fest. You can see a collection of my personal shout outs and I implore you to post your thoughts on Twitter and our forums.

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PreachedMONKEY
Have you been on /v/? If you have you would know they've disputed this and it's users believe Phil Fish did this to himself as some insane cry for attention. There is more to this that you haven't reported on (mind you I can't be arsed trying to explain everything either so I don't blame you) More information and details about the whole Zoe Quinn thing have been summed up here: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/quinnspiracy And in response to /v/ getting the blame 4chan donated to a charity indie game jam allegedly silenced by Zoe Quinn's media connections. This is significant because the game jam involved is trying to raise awareness of women in the industry. They posted a video here confirming the love from 4chan:
And if you've really read up on any of this. You'd know the reason people are doing this isn't because of feminism, or sexism, or misogyny (well for some it might be). They're doing it because of the implications of corruption within the industry. Phil Fish started telling anyone and everyone with an opinion on Zoe Quinn (be it abusive or not) to fuck off and came up with gems like this: (essentially debasing rape victims, what an arse) If you play with matchs you get burned. If Project Chanology should've taught anyone on the internet anything it's that you don't try and shut up 4chan. They'll just get louder and louder. I understand why mods on reddit and other sites would remove links to peoples personal information. That's just common sense and the people who were uploading it were wrong. But at the same time people who issue copyright take down notices to suppress criticism are equally shitty people and that's what got /v/ riled up in the first place.
hallben
Love the idea of this # tag and when I am a little less angry I shall do much the same as you Mark and let some of these devs know just how much I appreciate the work they have done. When it comes to those attacking these people I am incandescent with rage. I don't care or want to hear reasons or excuses for the behaviour that has lead to such terrorising attacks. Nothing said on twitter or in a blog deserves what has been done to these people. They will twist and distort the truth how they see fit. Fuck them, seriously, fuck them all and fuck anyone who tries to defend their actions.
Harry
hallben
Love the idea of this # tag and when I am a little less angry I shall do much the same as you Mark and let some of these devs know just how much I appreciate the work they have done. When it comes to those attacking these people I am incandescent with rage. I don't care or want to hear reasons or excuses for the behaviour that has lead to such terrorising attacks. Nothing said on twitter or in a blog deserves what has been done to these people. They will twist and distort the truth how they see fit. Fuck them, seriously, fuck them all and fuck anyone who tries to defend their actions.
:hi5: Also 4chan? all that stuff I know nothing about them other than i'm best off knowing nothing about them ,or it , whatever 4chan is. I get the impression that section of the internet is a very very dark place. As for Phil Fish. He's not evil or dead inside he just doesn't deal with things rationally or with restraint and the impulsive urge to retaliate just feeds trolls. I've seen the stuff they say. Its the same stuff you see all over the internet. You only have to sit in a Twitch stream for 10 seconds to see the same copy paste insults.
Born2beSlicker
PreachedMONKEY
Have you been on /v/? If you have you would know they've disputed this and it's users believe Phil Fish did this to himself as some insane cry for attention. There is more to this that you haven't reported on (mind you I can't be arsed trying to explain everything either so I don't blame you)
I have. What I've seen is links to Zoe's nude pics and others talking about the corruption stuff. The problem with Chan is that it's all very hard to track. However, people have also accused Zoe of doxing herself and faking harassment to gain sympathy. All despite the fact that she has a witness who is staying with her and is recording/logging all phone calls, texts, emails and tweets, along with the hacks on her profiles to send to the police. Add onto the fact that even her parents are being harassed, I'd take her word over /v/'s. The same most likely applies for Phil Fish too.
PreachedMONKEY
And in response to /v/ getting the blame 4chan donated to a charity indie game jam allegedly silenced by Zoe Quinn's media connections. This is significant because the game jam involved is trying to raise awareness of women in the industry. They posted a video here confirming the love from 4chan:
There seems to be a weird myth that Zoe and Phil have this immersive power to silence large groups of people in all possible avenues. The fact that chan isn't a hive mind means that the people who probably donated and funded this stuff probably aren't the ones who are in turn being abusive.
PreachedMONKEY
And if you've really read up on any of this. You'd know the reason people are doing this isn't because of feminism, or sexism, or misogyny (well for some it might be). They're doing it because of the implications of corruption within the industry.
The abuse is gendered violence. There's the outdated trope that if a Coloured/Female/Minority of some kind does something bad, it impacts everybody. When a guy does it, it's just him who is impacted. I'm absolutely positive that if the genders were reversed, nobody would care nearly as much or accept the evidence on hand. Kotalu's head has clearedp/url] his journalist of any wrong doing because there really wasn't any on a professional level. All the story is - is that Zoe made bad relationship decisions. That has nothing to do with us or the games industry
PreachedMONKEY
Phil Fish started telling anyone and everyone with an opinion on Zoe Quinn (be it abusive or not) to fuck off and came up with gems like this: (essentially debasing rape victims, what an arse)
He's an idiot for sure but that doesn't justify doxing him or years of harassment to drive him out of a job and hurt his mental health.
PreachedMONKEY
If you play with matches you get burned. If Project Chanology should've taught anyone on the internet anything it's that you don't try and shut up 4chan. They'll just get louder and louder. I understand why mods on reddit and other sites would remove links to peoples personal information. That's just common sense and the people who were uploading it were wrong. But at the same time people who issue copyright take down notices to suppress criticism are equally shitty people and that's what got /v/ riled up in the first place.
A DMCA request (though I'm not sure if it was her or somebody posing as her) is not the same as a personal harassment campaign which targets a person in real life, includes somebody going to her house in person to threaten her as well as harass friends/family members.
Liz Ryerson's blog on the week is excellent
Harry
I just googled Zoe Quinn, ended up on some forum. The venom in there was aggressive. Pure hatred and determination that she 'shouldn't get away with it' and so back ups of the back ups must be made and everyone must see everything as soon as possible before it gets wiped away. ...the fuck does it matter to anyone but her anyway.
Born2beSlicker
Because ETHICS! http://gamesjournalismintegrity.tumblr.com Real thing being passed around. ^
kelticdave
you know how these people can fix the scores of reviews stop giving the sites they believe are corrupt the traffic and you know make your own mind up on things..........SHOCK HORROR :lol: I stopped browsing game sites (except this one) years ago and it hasn't stopped me having a good time gaming.
Harry
http://kotaku.com/in-recent-days-ive-be ... 1624707346 Thats a hard read to not get angry about. Gah i'm going to stop looking at this whole situation because it fucking sucks. I just find it bizarre, I'm trying to get into the peoples heads to figure them out but I can't because ever equation comes back with the same result. It's her life , she can do what she wants and who gives a fuck.
kelticdave
I tried to get my head around it last night but to be honest looking at both sides I really don't get why this is even news or something to react too. Its kind of beyond me to get why these people react this way I honestly don't care one way or the other personally and seems a big waste of time. If these groups truly cared about corruption in the industry they wouldn't do this kind of thing they would fight for positive chance not negative hateful attacks.
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Polytron and Fez IP up for sale

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The internet’s underbelly can be a horrible place to be. Worse is when you’re the target of internet trolls who’s sole purpose is to ruin the aspects of your life that matter. Phil Fish found that out during the night last night.

The Fez creator was victim of doxing as well as the Polytron website and Twitter accounts hacked by the message board /v/. After days of harassment, this lead to Phil Fish announcing that he “wants out”.

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From the forum (9 posts)
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PreachedMONKEY
Have you been on /v/? If you have you would know they've disputed this and it's users believe Phil Fish did this to himself as some insane cry for attention. There is more to this that you haven't reported on (mind you I can't be arsed trying to explain everything either so I don't blame you) More information and details about the whole Zoe Quinn thing have been summed up here: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/quinnspiracy And in response to /v/ getting the blame 4chan donated to a charity indie game jam allegedly silenced by Zoe Quinn's media connections. This is significant because the game jam involved is trying to raise awareness of women in the industry. They posted a video here confirming the love from 4chan:
And if you've really read up on any of this. You'd know the reason people are doing this isn't because of feminism, or sexism, or misogyny (well for some it might be). They're doing it because of the implications of corruption within the industry. Phil Fish started telling anyone and everyone with an opinion on Zoe Quinn (be it abusive or not) to fuck off and came up with gems like this: (essentially debasing rape victims, what an arse) If you play with matchs you get burned. If Project Chanology should've taught anyone on the internet anything it's that you don't try and shut up 4chan. They'll just get louder and louder. I understand why mods on reddit and other sites would remove links to peoples personal information. That's just common sense and the people who were uploading it were wrong. But at the same time people who issue copyright take down notices to suppress criticism are equally shitty people and that's what got /v/ riled up in the first place.
hallben
Love the idea of this # tag and when I am a little less angry I shall do much the same as you Mark and let some of these devs know just how much I appreciate the work they have done. When it comes to those attacking these people I am incandescent with rage. I don't care or want to hear reasons or excuses for the behaviour that has lead to such terrorising attacks. Nothing said on twitter or in a blog deserves what has been done to these people. They will twist and distort the truth how they see fit. Fuck them, seriously, fuck them all and fuck anyone who tries to defend their actions.
Harry
hallben
Love the idea of this # tag and when I am a little less angry I shall do much the same as you Mark and let some of these devs know just how much I appreciate the work they have done. When it comes to those attacking these people I am incandescent with rage. I don't care or want to hear reasons or excuses for the behaviour that has lead to such terrorising attacks. Nothing said on twitter or in a blog deserves what has been done to these people. They will twist and distort the truth how they see fit. Fuck them, seriously, fuck them all and fuck anyone who tries to defend their actions.
:hi5: Also 4chan? all that stuff I know nothing about them other than i'm best off knowing nothing about them ,or it , whatever 4chan is. I get the impression that section of the internet is a very very dark place. As for Phil Fish. He's not evil or dead inside he just doesn't deal with things rationally or with restraint and the impulsive urge to retaliate just feeds trolls. I've seen the stuff they say. Its the same stuff you see all over the internet. You only have to sit in a Twitch stream for 10 seconds to see the same copy paste insults.
Born2beSlicker
PreachedMONKEY
Have you been on /v/? If you have you would know they've disputed this and it's users believe Phil Fish did this to himself as some insane cry for attention. There is more to this that you haven't reported on (mind you I can't be arsed trying to explain everything either so I don't blame you)
I have. What I've seen is links to Zoe's nude pics and others talking about the corruption stuff. The problem with Chan is that it's all very hard to track. However, people have also accused Zoe of doxing herself and faking harassment to gain sympathy. All despite the fact that she has a witness who is staying with her and is recording/logging all phone calls, texts, emails and tweets, along with the hacks on her profiles to send to the police. Add onto the fact that even her parents are being harassed, I'd take her word over /v/'s. The same most likely applies for Phil Fish too.
PreachedMONKEY
And in response to /v/ getting the blame 4chan donated to a charity indie game jam allegedly silenced by Zoe Quinn's media connections. This is significant because the game jam involved is trying to raise awareness of women in the industry. They posted a video here confirming the love from 4chan:
There seems to be a weird myth that Zoe and Phil have this immersive power to silence large groups of people in all possible avenues. The fact that chan isn't a hive mind means that the people who probably donated and funded this stuff probably aren't the ones who are in turn being abusive.
PreachedMONKEY
And if you've really read up on any of this. You'd know the reason people are doing this isn't because of feminism, or sexism, or misogyny (well for some it might be). They're doing it because of the implications of corruption within the industry.
The abuse is gendered violence. There's the outdated trope that if a Coloured/Female/Minority of some kind does something bad, it impacts everybody. When a guy does it, it's just him who is impacted. I'm absolutely positive that if the genders were reversed, nobody would care nearly as much or accept the evidence on hand. Kotalu's head has clearedp/url] his journalist of any wrong doing because there really wasn't any on a professional level. All the story is - is that Zoe made bad relationship decisions. That has nothing to do with us or the games industry
PreachedMONKEY
Phil Fish started telling anyone and everyone with an opinion on Zoe Quinn (be it abusive or not) to fuck off and came up with gems like this: (essentially debasing rape victims, what an arse)
He's an idiot for sure but that doesn't justify doxing him or years of harassment to drive him out of a job and hurt his mental health.
PreachedMONKEY
If you play with matches you get burned. If Project Chanology should've taught anyone on the internet anything it's that you don't try and shut up 4chan. They'll just get louder and louder. I understand why mods on reddit and other sites would remove links to peoples personal information. That's just common sense and the people who were uploading it were wrong. But at the same time people who issue copyright take down notices to suppress criticism are equally shitty people and that's what got /v/ riled up in the first place.
A DMCA request (though I'm not sure if it was her or somebody posing as her) is not the same as a personal harassment campaign which targets a person in real life, includes somebody going to her house in person to threaten her as well as harass friends/family members.
Liz Ryerson's blog on the week is excellent
Harry
I just googled Zoe Quinn, ended up on some forum. The venom in there was aggressive. Pure hatred and determination that she 'shouldn't get away with it' and so back ups of the back ups must be made and everyone must see everything as soon as possible before it gets wiped away. ...the fuck does it matter to anyone but her anyway.
Born2beSlicker
Because ETHICS! http://gamesjournalismintegrity.tumblr.com Real thing being passed around. ^
kelticdave
you know how these people can fix the scores of reviews stop giving the sites they believe are corrupt the traffic and you know make your own mind up on things..........SHOCK HORROR :lol: I stopped browsing game sites (except this one) years ago and it hasn't stopped me having a good time gaming.
Harry
http://kotaku.com/in-recent-days-ive-be ... 1624707346 Thats a hard read to not get angry about. Gah i'm going to stop looking at this whole situation because it fucking sucks. I just find it bizarre, I'm trying to get into the peoples heads to figure them out but I can't because ever equation comes back with the same result. It's her life , she can do what she wants and who gives a fuck.
kelticdave
I tried to get my head around it last night but to be honest looking at both sides I really don't get why this is even news or something to react too. Its kind of beyond me to get why these people react this way I honestly don't care one way or the other personally and seems a big waste of time. If these groups truly cared about corruption in the industry they wouldn't do this kind of thing they would fight for positive chance not negative hateful attacks.
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500GB Hard Drive coming to Xbox 360

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Xbox.com has revealed that a new 500GB Hard Drive is set to be released for the Xbox 360 Slim and “E” consoles.

Since the leak, Microsoft confirmed that the new accessory will cost £79.99, leading to believe that it will discontinue the current 320GB hard drive that retails for the same price. No date has been confirmed on when the bigger hard drive is set to launch.

Microsoft testing 24 hour free game unlocks

Microsoft is reportedly testing out a new feature for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.Unlocking games to play for a day.

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On Reddit, American beta testers noticed that Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood was available with the branding “free play day”.  The Xbox Support Twitter account were even unaware of the new feature but stated an announcement would be made “shortly”.

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Born2beSlicker
BXB: Microsoft testing 24 hour game unlocks. Interesting initiative. It will be interesting to see how flexible it would be.
Harry
Iimagine it'll be like what you see in the MMO space and on steam where they often have free weekends.
Lostcauz
MS are testing 24 hour free game unlocks. Similar to steam free weekends? http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014- ... r-xbox-one
Tezcatlipoca
There's a Reddit app for Xbox One in the US (ReddX)... and the Achievements use images of Major Nelson recreating memes. https://imgur.com/a/7hAjW
Tezcatlipoca
I used the iPhone version to buy Diabo III last night. Worked well. Bought it via the app, and the Xbox One automatically downloaded and installed the game while in Instant On mode.
Colonel Red
Yeah, WP version is on general release.
Tezcatlipoca
The SmartGlass update for iOS is out now that 1408 is public. Store plus other changes. I assume that WP and Android are out too (they already had betas, unlike iOS).
Tezcatlipoca
August update is *finally* public. August System Update for Xbox One rolling out – 3D Blu-ray, mobile purchase, controller battery warnings, and more
gooner4life_uk
Ah i'd suspect it will be the same on Sky HD then, my problem is, I have no free sockets.
Colonel Red
gooner4life_uk
does it require a power supply Red or is it powered via HDMI?
I had to plug mine in. Apparently it depends on the device you use it with though. I'm using a Virgin Tivo so maybe Sky is different.
hallben
Oh major nelson, you funny guy.
gooner4life_uk
does it require a power supply Red or is it powered via HDMI?
Colonel Red
Yeah, that's the one I have. Very occasional hiccups (it can sometimes take a few seconds to sync up when becoming active) but its generally hassle-free. No switching required, it just works.
Tezcatlipoca
gooner4life_uk
Agreed, I wish the Xbox One was more powerful, the logical side of me will dictate I should buy my games on PS4, but the funside thinks the Xbox One is where it's at in terms of 'next gen' features, it does lots of cool stuff, but it doesn't do any of them brilliantly, games included unfortunately (from a resolution point of view), and I think that's a shame.
The power doesn't bother me too much, and resolution is improving even if the system itself will never be as powerful. I'm going to buy Diablo 3 for Xbox One, even though I have a PS4, because I prefer the controller, prefer XBL, have more friends on XBL, and prefer Achievements to Trophies. Ditto for Destiny. Plus both games will be 1080p on each system anyway. But even if they were "only" 900p or something on the Xbox One, I'd still get them on that.
gooner4life_uk
What HDMI splitter are people using to connect the Sky+HD Box to the Xbox One and direct to the TV? and are they active/active or does it require a switch to select the alternative output?
I have this, based upon a recommendation here (may have been Red?): http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001 ... UTF8&psc=1 Unused, & unopened. Bought on a whim due to "must try new feature!" feeling, before I decided that I couldn't be bothered as I don't watch much Sky anyway... Yours for a tenner + P&P if you want it.
gooner4life_uk
hallben
Fair enough. Very energy conscience of you.
I don't really give a shit, but the wife would never switch the Xbox One on to watch TV :lol:
hallben
Fair enough. Very energy conscience of you.
gooner4life_uk
hallben
Why do you need that, over the next couple of months you will be able to set it to boot to TV directly.
Because I don't ever want to have to switch the Xbox One on to watch TV, but it would be nice if I'm playing it to be able to quickly snap TV briefly or switch to TV quickly.
hallben
Why do you need that, over the next couple of months you will be able to set it to boot to TV directly.
gooner4life_uk
What HDMI splitter are people using to connect the Sky+HD Box to the Xbox One and direct to the TV? and are they active/active or does it require a switch to select the alternative output?
gooner4life_uk
Agreed, I wish the Xbox One was more powerful, the logical side of me will dictate I should buy my games on PS4, but the funside thinks the Xbox One is where it's at in terms of 'next gen' features, it does lots of cool stuff, but it doesn't do any of them brilliantly, games included unfortunately (from a resolution point of view), and I think that's a shame.
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, but even so, Snap Centre will be very fucking useful. The X1 has come very far since launch. It's good how MS does actually listen to feedback, and gives us regular communication on the regular updates.
gooner4life_uk
wow, just seen a video of the updated OS, it looks fantastic, that's more fucking like it Microsoft, i'd still prefer a single tap of the Xbox Button to bring up the Snap list like the Guide and then allow you to switch between things in the snapped window, it would just seem more connected then.
hallben
Well ignore my previous moaning. Turns out I couldn't get DLNA to work with my old set up. With my media on a NAS drive and a sky hub all it took for me to do was plug a LAN cable from the TV into the hub. Works. I might have to get a wireless adaptor for the TV however, so when XBO becomes DLNA, that will solve that issue. It will also be nice to go through the XBO as it's just about always on for me. The TV streamed to the tablet thing is pretty cool as well to be honest. I can see me doing that with games that can have split attention and if me or the misses wants to use the main set for something else.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Upcoming features for Xbox One include a USB & DLNA Media Player app (with MKV support) and the ability to stream TV to SmartGlass
Tezcatlipoca
I'm still really surprised they're adding mkv... and also MPEG-2 TS! :shock: :lol:
hallben
No doubt, but my TV is lovely and I have no need to upgrade. Hell, I can use DLNA, through my 360 at the moment, just not the TV itself.
gooner4life_uk
Tezcatlipoca
Mine does it, as I've got similar to gooner's model I think (just smaller!). If I didn't have a Smart TV, though, I'd have been very fucked off over the lack of media support on both next gen consoles.
Totally, but I don't know anyone savvy enough to have content to share via DLNA that doesn't have something to play it on, and Smart TV's are cheap as chips now.
Tezcatlipoca
Mine does it, as I've got similar to gooner's model I think (just smaller!). If I didn't have a Smart TV, though, I'd have been very fucked off over the lack of media support on both next gen consoles.
gooner4life_uk
hallben
Sadly my TV doesn't support DLNA, is a model to early. :cry:
Shit really? I've got a 2011 LG 3D Smart TV and a 2013 LG 3D Smart TV and both support DLNA, the 2013 model is a shit ton quicker though.
hallben
Sadly my TV doesn't support DLNA, is a model to early. :cry:
gooner4life_uk
I don't know what the clamour for DLNA is all about? my TV does DLNA and plays all of those formats, my TV plays shit that my PS3 and 360 refuse to, I can either use the inbuilt DLNA server in Windows 8.1 to make folders available to my TV, I can use the PlayTo feature in Windows 8.1 or I can put the media on USB Sticks or a USB HDD and just plug it in to the TV. I would never use a console for any of that to be honest.
Tezcatlipoca
Yes, we know ;) :) That was posted in the beta thread by Lostcauz at lunchtime: viewtopic.php?f=74&t=64608&start=195#p1551934
F2
Completely legitimate video playback is incoming! [url:2aafzlx9]http://majornelson.com/2014/08/12/kicking-gamescom-2014-social-features-new-ways-watch-tv-usb-dlna-support-coming-soon/
We’ve been bringing tons of new features to Xbox One fans worldwide throughout the year. Thanks to the recently-launched Xbox Feedback, our fans have played a huge role in shaping these updates. In fact, we’ve received thousands of posts and more than 400,000 votes to date. Starting in the early access program later this month, new social features making it easier for gamers to connect with their friends and new ways to access their TV and entertainment throughout their homes will be coming to Xbox One. The updates include: New “Friends” section – the new Friends section has been available for a few early access Preview members and we’re expanding it to everyone enrolled in the Preview program. The new Friends section enables users to see at a glance what’s going on with their friends. They can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games their friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days. Snap Center – Some of gamers’ favorite features in the Xbox 360 guide, are coming to Xbox One in a way that’s now truly be side-by-side with games. Messages, friends, parties, and achievements will all be available in the new Snap Center, providing a seamless way to switch back and forth without having to leave a game. Threaded Messages – keeping gamers in their games while they multitask has been a huge focus. The new Messages app features threaded messages with the full conversation history – including embedded links to Game DVR clips – that can be viewed without interrupting gameplay. Media Player – a new app will be available soon that enables users to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. The preview version of the Media Player app will initially only support USB devices, with DLNA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and mkv which will be added by the end of the year. See below for additional file formats. Xbox One Digital TV Tuner –announced last week, this new accessory will enter a limited preview program in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain), in advance of its retail launch beginning in October. Stream TV to SmartGlass – launching first in markets receiving the Xbox Digital TV Tuner, Xbox One owners will be able to stream their TV across their home network to their smartphones and tablets using the Xbox SmartGlass app. They can also pause, play and rewind as well as change channels, without interrupting gameplay on the Xbox One. This will work for SmartGlass apps on Windows, iOS, and Android. Boot to TV – Now Xbox One owners will be able to set their console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby. Live TV mini guide – for markets where OneGuide is available, a new mini guide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. Users can quickly change channels and see what’s on other channels, while still watching TV. Country Expansion – we’re doing a lot of work on the backend to prepare for Xbox One to launch in 29 new markets in the coming weeks. As with previous updates, these may be rolling out in general availability to Xbox One owners at different stages in the coming months. We continue to be amazed by our fans’ enthusiasm for our Xbox One system updates and their fantastic input. We’re working hard to make Xbox One more social and the best place for all your games and entertainment, and we can’t wait to roll out these new features, and more, in the coming months. Later today, my gamescom co-host Acey Bongos, and one of the lead engineers on Xbox, Ashley Speicher, are demoing the new features. Stay tuned and we’ll post that demo a little later. Xbox One compatible file types 3gp audio 3gp video 3gp2 aac adts animated gif asf avi divx avi dv avi uncompressed avi xvid bmp jpg gif h264 avchd mjpeg mkv mov mp3 mpeg 1 ps mpeg 2 mpeg 2 hd mpeg 2 ts mpeg 4 h264 aac mpeg 4 sp png tiff wav wma wma lossless wma pro wma voice wmv wmv hd
NighteyesUK
If you ask me, it's not worth picking either of the fuckers up until October.
Shadowman
Is it worth picking one of these up yet?
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - BBC aiming to launch iPlayer on Xbox One by the end of 2014
Tezcatlipoca
Lostcauz
Official digital TV tuner releasing in October, £25 http://news.xbox.com/2014/08/xbox-one-digital-tv-tuner
Lostcauz
Beginning in October, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, providing Xbox One users in those markets with an over-the-air digital terrestrial TV experience through the USB single tuner, an alternative to accessing TV content from a cable or satellite set-top box connected through the HDMI-In port. The new digital TV tuner will also support free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television standards.
No sign that it comes with a remote. :eh:
That's pretty cool news :) Britxbox - £24.99 Xbox One Digital TV Tuner coming in October
hancocaj
Kinnect! More seriously - they should do a discounted bundle with the remote... Mega excited about finally getting TV on there...plus integration with VOD apps...
Lostcauz
Official digital TV tuner releasing in October, £25 http://news.xbox.com/2014/08/xbox-one-digital-tv-tuner
Beginning in October, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, providing Xbox One users in those markets with an over-the-air digital terrestrial TV experience through the USB single tuner, an alternative to accessing TV content from a cable or satellite set-top box connected through the HDMI-In port. The new digital TV tuner will also support free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C television standards.
No sign that it comes with a remote. :eh:
Born2beSlicker
I'm pretty confident the XBL downtime happening frequently is because of the monthly patches and beta tests. Not being able to test everything for an extended period of time and having so many people running different versions of the OS can't be good for the master servers.
Phlashman
If they did a monthly Sports pass I'll be on it. I've just taken sports and movies off my Sky as I'm hardily at my house anymore. But want the sports on the go because Leicester are in the premiership next season. But £10 for just a day of Sky Sports is a total rip-off.
Tezcatlipoca
Signing in to XBL on Xbox One is fucked *again*! :( http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-live-status/
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Sky’s NOW TV is now available on Xbox One
Born2beSlicker
If you care about Kinect commands and want them to get better for your regional accent, download the Voice Studio app. It is a program where you speak Kinect phrases for Microsoft to analyse for future updates. You can also earn 50GS if you play for a bit, so if you like achievements you get a little boost for your effort.
patrick_bateman
Dance central is brilliant. Recently played it on a giant projector screen in front of about 500 guests in turkey. I destroyed the holiday staff :D
Born2beSlicker
I'm fucking excited! Loved Dance Central so much and my DLC is crossing over. :mrgreen:
Danger Moss
I'll be getting it as I love dance central no other reason. The new pricing structure makes sense as well.
hallben
:facepalm:
hancocaj
me too
Colonel Red
I might buy that because Kinect sympathy.
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Expansion Pack 155

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

Gamescom 2014
CoD: Advanced Warfare multiplayer
Rise of the Tomb Raider controversy
Quantum Break
Xbox One August update
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
EA Access
Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition review
P.T. (PS4)
Rogue Legacy (PS4/Vita)

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

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NighteyesUK
I wonder how much urine extraction there is of me and my reaction to PT... ;)
Danger Moss
Not showing up in my i tunes feed. :(
Born2beSlicker
It should be showing up today on iTunes. It seems we need to manually wake up iTunes to trigger the refresh, until Phlash rebuilds the whole tool set.
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Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge DLC and Game Update Five released for Xbox 360

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Respawn has announced via the Titanfall website and Twitter account that Game Update Five and the Frontier’s Edge DLC are now available for Titanfall on Xbox 360, following their release for Xbox One and PC at the end of July.

Frontier’s Edge is the second paid DLC map pack for Titanfall, following Expedition, and adds three new maps to the game: Dig Site, Export, and Haven.

Game Update Five adds the Black Market and in-game currency to Titanfall, plus makes a variety of other additions, improvements, and fixes.

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Danger Moss
TitanFall has been available digitally for less on cdkeys for a while now. http://www.cdkeys.com/xbox-live/games/t ... gital-code It's also been available on disc for around £30 for ages as well.
Mr C
The first lot of DLC is reduced too.
Born2beSlicker
Microsoft has cut the price of Titanfall in half this week - from £54.99 to £27.50.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall: IMC Rising DLC announced by Respawn at gamescom
Born2beSlicker
Yeah, the amount if content is fine with me because it's all so well made. The only thing that bugs me is the international fragmentation.
Tezcatlipoca
"isn't enough game there"? :? I've put a fuckload of time into it, and expect to put a fuckload more in. Loads of maps (even without the DLC), varied gametypes, lots of challenges to keep you trying different loadouts...
gooner4life_uk
I played Titanfall on Friday, so disappointing, it promised so much and delivered so little, there just isn't enough game there to justify the cost and the hype, definitely the right base to build a franchise on, but this should have been bundled with the Xbox One imo or heavily discounted.
Tezcatlipoca
Hit gen 5 last night :) I'll probably give Titanfall a bit of a break now, to concentrate on some SP stuff like TLOU:R.
Tezcatlipoca
Had a quick session on Frontier's Edge last night after the cinema. Pretty good, but I think Swampland's better. The hotel map, Haven, reminded me a bit of BF4's Hainan Resort. Also finally finished the last challenge for hitting gen 5 - critical hits with the fucking charge rifle. Just need to get from 48 to 50 next.
Craigimt
I still haven't got through gen 1. I think I'm level 30 odd. :lol:
Born2beSlicker
I care! I've been waiting for TU5/DLC this week to start my Gen 4.
Tezcatlipoca
I'm looking forward to the new maps, and it'll be nice to get Credits for all the Burn Cards I don't want. I'm edging towards Gen 5. Level 40something... 47 maybe? One challenge left to finish - critical hits with the Charge Rifle. It's a pain, but a lot better than the bloody Railgun challenge for Gen 4.
hallben
I am sure I shall jump on with the update and give it a whirl.
Tezcatlipoca
Well, I still care about Titanfall, even if no one else does! :lol: :(
hallben
The last 8 replies in here are you Tez. You go dude!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall Game Update Five detailed – adds Daily Challenges plus in-game currency and Black Market
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge and Game Update 5 to be released on 31 July, update adds in-game currency and Black Market
Tezcatlipoca
It's late and I'm on my phone, so I won't do an article on this until after work tomorrow, but... Titanfall - The Black Market www.titanfall.com/uk/news/titanfall-the-black-market Buy/sell Burn Cards and Titan Insignias, earn in-game Credits through playing, etc. etc. But, don't worry - NO MICROTRANSACTIONS.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge – Haven map revealed No release date yet, but there's a live stream on Twitch tomorrow: http://www.twitch.tv/titanfall
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall Game Update Four released for Xbox 360 on 21 July
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge – Export map revealed
Tezcatlipoca
I'm somewhere over half-way through Gen 4 now. The Regen challenges to hit Gen 5 are a mixed bag. I had expected that the two for the Longbow DMR Sniper would be a pain, as I thought it would be an annoying gun to use due to the game's speed and the size of the maps, but I actually found myself really enjoying it and have had some great kills. I really don't like the Quad Rocket for the Titan, though. That one will be an annoying one... Although not as annoying as the Railgun! Also have to get a certain number of kills with the RE-45 Autopistol, which isn't actually too bad. The other challenge is for the Charge Rifle, which I've not unlocked yet.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge – Dig Site map revealed
hancocaj
Even more impressive!
Born2beSlicker
Nope, the plane took off. I seem to have killed them before they got in.
hancocaj
They were all in the plane and you blew it up!? Impressive!
Born2beSlicker
I'm on the verge of Gen 4, myself. I had a quick game whilst my dinner was cooking as the matches can be so fast. How did I do that?!
Tezcatlipoca
I finally hit Gen. 4 at the weekend. The Satchel challenge became a lot better once I took Slicker's advice about using them with Dead Man's Trigger on Hardpoint :) Rail Gun was a fucking pain, though!
Born2beSlicker
Two games I love and still play. Weird how people have such different experiences.
sono
This game is the biggest disappointment of the gaming year so far followed closely by Watch Dogs.
Tezcatlipoca
Cool. Should be Aug/Sep release, I think, based on what Respawn has said before about how it's spreading out the DLC.
Born2beSlicker
True that. I like TitanFall's art style. Despite not technically being impressive, it looks pretty.
Harry
cool artwork
Born2beSlicker
New DLC announced. Not a lot of information other than it exists.
hallben
I might also be about Tuesday.
Colonel Red
I'll tentatively raise my hand for Tuesday.
Craigimt
Anyone free Tuesday night or maybe Thursday to have some games? Only nights I'm off next week so I wanna try and get some games of this since I haven't played it in ages.
Tezcatlipoca
I gave Marked for Death a go this evening. I really like it. It makes a nice change from the usual modes.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
Here is how I spent my Sunday...
Born2beSlicker
Not only is it one of the best multiplayer games. It's also the best game to advance the CoD style of shooter whilst breaking away from some of it's conventions. I'll always phase into TitanFall when I don't have other games or feel like mindless fragging. The only competition for me this year for FPS multiplayer is Halo MCC.
MoBiUGeArSkIn
I've been enjoying Titanfall the past couple of days. Still Gen 1 (lvl 47) but, now that all the bluster has died down... It is actually a very good game. And whilst I don't think it is the revolution that many press outlets made it out to be, it's certainly one of the best multiplayer offerings out there.
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, East US was the one I was playing on. No noticeable lag issues.
Born2beSlicker
I'm glad the DLC now has achievements. Gives me more to do on the path to Gen 10. East US seems to be good when EU is dead.
Tezcatlipoca
Back on this last night and the night before. It's nice having a larger Burn Card deck! Matchmaking does seem much improved, although depending upon what time you play there can still be a long wait for an actual game. As I was playing quite late last night, I switched servers to the US as the EU server was taking far too long to find anyone. Once it did, though, the teams were well balanced. Challenge tracking is very handy for regen requirements.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Game Update Four released for Titanfall
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, it can be really fucking annoying. I need to get back into this now I've finished the campaign for Watch_Dogs.
Born2beSlicker
Hopefully this means I can get EU/UK matches without needing to wait for ages. Still enjoying this game a hell of a lot but the matchmaking is so bad.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Titanfall’s Game Update Four detailed Still no date, but more detail than the initial E3 reveal.
Born2beSlicker
Do you play the gaymez on the Pee Ceez?! Origin has a 48 hour free weekend of TitanFall starting today.
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - Titanfall: Expedition DLC and Game Update Three released on 17 June for Xbox 360
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This week’s Deals with Gold, including 33% off Trials Fusion for Xbox One, plus a Rockstar sale for Xbox 360

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 25 August and include 33% off Trials Fusion for Xbox One and 50% off Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox 360.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One and Xbox 360 can also get 50% off the Season Pass and a selection of DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts, while those on Xbox 360 can get various discounts on Call of Duty: Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2, and Modern Warfare 3.

Xbox Live Gold and Silver members on Xbox 360 can also get discounts on a selection of titles from Rockstar Games this week, including 75% off Max Payne 3, 75% off Red Dead Redemption, and 50% off Grand Theft Auto V.

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Lostcauz
Metal gear ground zeroes is £12.40 this week, along with the titanfall expansion, expedition at £5.59.
Born2beSlicker
It is better than RE6. Though so is being accidently golden showered at a sauna by a dude twice the age of you.
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
Did not care for Revelations at all. It starts well enough but quickly gets boring and the 3DS restrictive design shines through fast.
I remember liking the demo but was then put off by it's meh reviews and £40 price tag upon release. Can't go wrong at that price though and it cant be any worse than Resi 6 right?
Born2beSlicker
I picked up Remember Me, too. Probably my next game once I'm finished BF4's campaign, which should be done today. Did not care for Revelations at all. It starts well enough but quickly gets boring and the 3DS restrictive design shines through fast.
Danger Moss
Picked up Resi Revelations and Remember Me from the capcom sale for about £5 each. Should help fill the void until Destiny. The opening hour or so of Remember Me is superb.
Born2beSlicker
Don't waste your life on boring games. It's not worth it.
Lostcauz
I saw major nelson post that some MS published titles would be getting a permanent decrease tomorrow but it noted for US/Canada, hopefully we see that here soon.
Tezcatlipoca
Oh... Spartan Assault - I've got that sitting unfinished too, for the same reason :lol: Fuck it. I'll just start Guacamelee! No point wasting time on a tedious game for the sake of it.
Danger Moss
Neither, particularly in the case of download only games I've paid for. I have Spartan Assault and Strider sitting only 50% done and I paid full price for them. A part of me wants to play them. But then I remember how shit they are.
Tezcatlipoca
Oh, I know I should. But I don't like leaving games unfinished, although in this case perhaps I should just go "fuck it" and never touch it again.
Danger Moss
Oh fuck no. Play Guacamelee its sublime.
Tezcatlipoca
I feel I should finish it before I play the other "arcade" games I have like Guacamelee!, Rayman, and Max, but... I just can't be fucking bothered :(
Danger Moss
Tezcatlipoca
It's OK in short bursts, but gets repetitive and tedious very quickly.
Yup that also perfectly describes Crimson Dragon as well. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
I've not played Crimson Dragon yet, but my X1-owning workmate thinks it's shit. I bought Strike Suit Zero when it was released...pushed myself into getting about halfway through, but haven't gone back to it since. It's OK in short bursts, but gets repetitive and tedious very quickly.
Danger Moss
More than a bit shit. Talking of shit. Has anybody played Crimson Dragon or Strike Suit Zero? That's a tad unfair perhaps, neither is terrible. Crimson Dragon actually has some pretty neat ideas. They're just not really fun to play.
Tezcatlipoca
Bit shit this week. Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold plus Capcom sale
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including Battlefield 4 DLC (Xbox One and Xbox 360) and FIFA 14 (Xbox 360)
F2
I've been tempted to buy Strikesuitzero, I'm glad that I didn't now!
Mr C
Tezcatlipoca
And me :lol: :x Oh well. At least I didn't waste money on Crimson Dragon.
I bought Crimson Dragon :oops: it was on sale at the time though. It's not that bad to be honest. Haven't played it that much but I imagine leveling up your dragon can become quite addictive
hallben
Born2beSlicker
The XBO games remind me as to why I don't impulsively buy things like Ben and Red do. :lol:
I regret nothing. :D
Harry
I'm glad crimson dragon isn't out on ps4 :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
And me :lol: :x Oh well. At least I didn't waste money on Crimson Dragon.
Born2beSlicker
Games with Gold revealed XBO: Crimson Dragon + Strike Suit Zero 360: Motocross Madness + Dishonoured Happy about Dishonoured as that's on my backlog of things to play. The XBO games remind me as to why I don't impulsively buy things like Ben and Red do. :lol:
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including discounts for Killer Instinct Ultra and Powerstar Golf on Xbox One
Colonel Red
LOL, MS are trolling you, Slicker! :lol:
Born2beSlicker
WHAT?! All I saw was CoD Ghosts Hardened Edition for 60% off!
Lostcauz
Powerstar golf is reduced again. £12
drakau_mk2
Yay Battleblock Theatre looks awesome, was considerung buying after seeing Pewdiepie playing it
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
That's because it's now Battleblock Theatre. The marketplace changes faster than the banner ads.
Well it's not supposed to change till the 16th so that's kinda lame. I'd probably never have played it anyway.
Born2beSlicker
That's because it's now Battleblock Theatre. The marketplace changes faster than the banner ads.
Danger Moss
Yeah Wolfenstien is awesome. Tried to download Gotham City impostors last night. It's still advertised as the current free game yet it asks for £9.99 when I click on it. Weird. :?
Colonel Red
hallben
If you aint got Wolfie yet you should for that price!
I'm in! Glad I waited - just need to find some cheap credit.
Born2beSlicker
Grr. Can they just put Powerstar Golf on sale already so I can buy it. :x £15.99 is just too much for that game.
Tezcatlipoca
hallben
If you aint got Wolfie yet you should for that price!
Planning on it :) Not bother by Garden Warfare - no time for multiple MP games - but I've been thinking about getting Wolfenstein anyway.
F2
Just bought plants vs zombies been waiting for it to go on sale again
hallben
If you aint got Wolfie yet you should for that price!
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including 40% off Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox One) 40% off Garden Warfare, 57% off BioShock Infinite. Everyone, Gold and Silver, can also get 33% off Wolfenstein: The New Order from 17-20 July.
Tezcatlipoca
Bit late for an article about it (just got home from post-work curry and beer), but today's daily deals for Xbox Live Silver and Gold members on Xbox 360 include 50% off Halo 4 and 75% off Dragon Age II. http://majornelson.com/2014/07/08/xbox- ... -2-update/
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, plus Xbox 360 also has an “Ultimate Games Sale” for Gold and Silver members
Harry
88 metacritic :)
Tezcatlipoca
:lol: I tried Kinect a few times, then gave up and used the pad. Just grabbed it. No time to play tonight though.
Lostcauz
Craigimt
Kinect really hates the name of this game. It took me quite a few times to get it to search for the right thing. :lol:
Haha, I used text search....
Craigimt
Kinect really hates the name of this game. It took me quite a few times to get it to search for the right thing. :lol:
Lostcauz
Guacamelee is available now, bing it if you can't find it.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - This week’s Deals with Gold, including discounts for Thief (Xbox One) and Child of Light (Xbox 360)
Phlashman
Yeah, that's really good. Was on my to buy list anyway.
Tezcatlipoca
Excellent news! :) Also good that Max is staying free for another month. Britxbox - July’s Games with Gold, including Guacamelee! STCE for Xbox One
Danger Moss
That is awesome news. I was definitely going to buy Guacamelee anyway. :D
Mr C
Awesome. Two decent games for the 360 as well. Bottleblock Theatre is an excellent game
Colonel Red
Nice! I got the platinum on the Vita original, but would gladly play it again with the DLC, on a big screen.
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Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week five – includes the 1993 McLaren F1

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Xbox Wire has announced another 14 cars present in Forza Horizon 2, bringing the total revealed so far to 159 out of the 200+ featured in the game.

The cars focussed on this week are the 1973 Ford Capri RS3100, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este), the 2012 Bowler EXR S, and the 1993 McLaren F1 (shown below).

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gooner4life_uk
disappointing that it's not next gen only, that's going to hold it back.
kelticdave
Welcome to how PC gamers have felt for years.
Lostcauz
I think Rare have a hand in this somewhere, they recruited a ton of racer developers a while back so they could be doing the port or helping with next gen. From Ryan again.
We were only shown FH2 on XB1. Didn't see single 360 devkit at Playground. It's plenty "next-gen," I assure you. More in tmw's big preview
Preview tomorrow :shock:
Colonel Red
Another one loses out on an E3 reveal. Surely they can't have enough left, can they?
Lostcauz
UPDATE: To clarify, the Playground Games is developing solely for the Xbox One version, using Forza Motorsport 5's graphics engine as a baseline. The Xbox 360 version is being handled separately by Sumo Digital.
Mr C
A decent arcade racer is so badly needed on the xbox after Need for Speed Rivals turned out so poor. My prayers are definitely answered with this announcement
Lostcauz
I assume rally is back, hopefully it won't be DLC this time. A few more images here. http://www.gamepur.com/news/14898-first ... eased.html
Lostcauz
4 page article up on IGN, The amount of detail the lighting system will have sounds incredible. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/06/03/a ... er=&page=1 Gameplay teaser this Friday (with I guess the proper reveal Monday). This is going to be amazing.
“We’ve taken the view that, if there isn’t a barrier in the real-world, if there isn’t a wall, there shouldn’t be one in our game,” says Fulton. “We want the player to be able to drive wherever he can in the real world.” “So that means that not only is the world of Forza Horizon 2 bigger than the one in Horizon, it also has three times more driveable area; a three-times bigger play space. Which means that you’re no longer constrained to the road. You can take the road, or you can hoon off it, through a fence. Through a vineyard. Through a deep forest or up a hill. Suddenly we’re really realising that sense of freedom that people feel is so important to Horizon.”
“We have far more content than we’ve ever had before,” says Fulton. “More than 700 events across the world, contributing to, I think a conservative 100 percent completion time of well over 100 hours. We have absolutely packed this game with racing, with non-racing, with discovery, and the ability to just point your car in any direction and just explore. So that’s freedom.”
“One of the few things they could do was plot a group GPS route to the other side of the world and they would start racing each other to that point. Rather than sticking to the road they would try to drive it as the crow flies, barrelling across fields and through the forest. “I lost count of the number of people who came running to my desk over the next few days saying, ‘You’ve gotta include this in the game.’ And that’s how the cross country event was born.”
The other change to the second-to-second racing is the Skills system. It was a fun yet ultimately quite peripheral part of the original Forza Horizon, and Fulton agrees. But that’s changing with a little help from PGR. “I think no game since the PGR series has put style on the same pedestal as winning,” says Fulton. “It’s as important with Forza Horizon 2 to drive with style as it is to win and we’ve put the Skills system front-and-centre in everything you do.”
patrick_bateman
I loved Horizon. Although its no where near the best arcade racer on 360. This would have to be something really special for me to go and buy an XB1. Could always pick it up on 360 mind you
gooner4life_uk
I love Horizon, Driveclub is going to have to be seriously special to make me pay for the full version if it's out around the time this is.
hallben
Horizon is probably my fave arcade racer on 360, this is gonna be awesome! Can't wait.
Lostcauz
Day 2 of horizon news. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/06/04/f ... rst?page=1 Music
“We want a soundtrack you can explore in the same way you can explore our world. To that end we’ve doubled the number of radio stations in the game. We’ve doubled the amount of music that we’re going to be shipping with the game on disc. Playground Games has once again enlisted the aid of BBC radio DJ Rob da Bank, founder of two major UK music festivals and a well-known proponent of new music. “He’s curating the three main radio stations within the game,” explains Fulton. “There’s a cool dance electronic station, there’s a station which is much more indie rock, or alt rock depending on which side of the Atlantic you hail from, and then there’s a station which is all about really just living up to the world and the summer vibes that you have in Horizon; it’s all summery, dance-y pop which was really popular in the original Horizon.”
Res and frame rate
The discourse around resolution and framerate continues to make headlines as developers optimise their games as they see fit. Fulton and the team at Playground are firmly of the belief the next-generation is about light rather than resolution, but he did confirm Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One would display at 1080p and, like the original Forza Horizon, a locked 30 frames-per-second. Dropped or torn frames have traditionally been a common bugbear with many console games that target approximately 30 frames-per-second. However, with the original Forza Horizon Playground found it was able to avert these issues entirely. The team adopted a zero-tolerance approach to frame drops (regardless of what level of rendering was required on screen the frame rate was never permitted to dip) and as such the game was rigidly locked at 30 frames-per-second. Most importantly, the locked frame rate (as opposed to a fluctuating one) resulted in a smooth and consistent racing experience. Playground has approached Horizon 2 similarly.
Showcase events
Unsurprisingly, Showcase Events are back with a vengeance in Forza Horizon 2. “We had a list this long,” smiles Fulton, stretching one arm towards the floor. “That’s a great brainstorm to be in at the start of a project.” “For us, making them and then playing them, that was one of the most fun parts of Horizon. We’ve really plussed them up. We’ve just taken what was really fun about racing a plane and said, ‘What if it was five planes, spewing colours out the back, like an aerial stunt team?’ Another example will have you racing a steam train across the countryside. “You’ll be in a classic rally car for that one,” says Fulton. “That’s just coming together right now, actually.”
:D
gooner4life_uk
I don't like the way they say display at 1080p, every game displays at 1080p on Xbox One, as they did on Xbox 360 if you had your Xbox 360 set to 1080p output, it's native res that matters.
Lostcauz
gooner4life_uk
I don't like the way they say display at 1080p, every game displays at 1080p on Xbox One, as they did on Xbox 360 if you had your Xbox 360 set to 1080p output, it's native res that matters.
Surely this tells you it's native.
gooner4life_uk
“1080p was an absolute must for us; it’s the benchmark for next-gen."
hancocaj
I don't understand - given the games to date how the f**k are they making the game do all that stuff!? Reynard physics for lighting the sky, weather and handling...funky lights with chromatic abberration etc. and 1080p@30... It certainly reads like a next gen game...can they deliver it!? I assume that spilling their details so much they will have to!? :facepalm:
Lostcauz
Tezcatlipoca
BXB - E3 2014 – Forza Horizon 2 out for Xbox One in September
Lostcauz
More new footage here (can't see on my iPad so I don't know what it is) http://news.xbox.com/api/mediacart/down ... c08098b499 YouTube version of above
:shock:
Phlashman
For me it's looking a lot more like an upgraded Horizon Engine than the Forza 5 one. Graphically I'm not mega impressed, but I'm still mega hyped for the game.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 – First 100 cars revealed
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2′s next 16 new cars revealed – include 2002 Ferrari Enzo and 1988 Lamborghini Countach
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week three – includes the 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Lostcauz
Demo at some point https://twitter.com/ralphmfulton/status ... 0366011392
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2’s social features
hallben
Dead video.
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah, they removed it for some reason - even dead on the Xbox Wire article. New one has been upped, though.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week four – includes the 1958 Aston Martin DBR1
Lostcauz
20 min video they are showing to the press http://www.twitch.tv/xbox/b/557719966 The town areas look a little rough but the countryside looks spectacular and multiplayer really is seamless and looks like a lot of fun. One of the games I'm most looking forward to this year.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Forza Horizon 2 car reveal week five – includes the 1993 McLaren F1
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August System Update for Xbox One rolling out – 3D Blu-ray, mobile purchase, controller battery warnings, and more

Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced via his blog and Xbox Wire that the August system update for Xbox One has started rolling out, bringing with it welcome features such as 3D Blu-ray support, low battery notifications for the controller, and mobile purchase via SmartGlass and Xbox.com.

The August update also adds last seen time in Friends list, provides an option to disable notifications during video, and makes changes to the activity feed so that people can “like” and comment on feed items and also share things such as game clips.

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Lostcauz
I downloaded it through quests where it asks you to test it.
Danger Moss
Did anyone else get a message to download the beta version of the media player?
Danger Moss
Born2beSlicker
Another update. Still no friends leaderboard thing in the home screen.
Haven't they already said that only a few people on the preview are getting that? No one else will get it until it comes out of beta.
Born2beSlicker
Another update. Still no friends leaderboard thing in the home screen.
Tezcatlipoca
Yup, I got the email just after 2am. Did the application half an hour later after I finished TLOU Left Behind. No guarantee to get one, but fingers crossed. I was surprised to get the invitation to apply. They'd already said on the preview forums that it was too late as they'd already selected the required small number of people.
Lostcauz
Check your email, MS are sending the TV tuner out to a select few to preview.
Tezcatlipoca
Just checked the forums. Those who were still on the 1408 preview will be getting 1409 "soon", but they've not yet put up a proper announcement. 1409 is still just with a limited number of people at the moment.
Tezcatlipoca
I'll try, but I doubt that will be an issue. They said on the preview forums that September's preview was starting with a limited subset, and that some people would be stuck on the August preview until that update went public.
gooner4life_uk
Tez, early August I had to re-download the beta app, and re-register I think, try that make sure you are still registered for it.
Tezcatlipoca
Now that August is public, hopefully those of us who were still on that will get September soon.
Danger Moss
Lostcauz
New update available now
Lostcauz
Fixes in this update: Wi-fi connection issues: This update has a fix for slow connection speeds over wi-fi, along with excessive lag. Audio popping/distortion issues with LiveTV: This issue is resolved in this update.
Nice one. I'll give them they're due they do fix faults pretty promptly.
Lostcauz
New update available now
Fixes in this update: Wi-fi connection issues: This update has a fix for slow connection speeds over wi-fi, along with excessive lag. Audio popping/distortion issues with LiveTV: This issue is resolved in this update.
Tezcatlipoca
Danger Moss
The latest update has effectively rendered it impossible for me to watch TV via the Xbox One. Sound constantly cuts out and the picture stutters. Ho hum.
But at least you can boot straight to TV! :) Oh... :? :x :lol:
Danger Moss
The latest update has effectively rendered it impossible for me to watch TV via the Xbox One. Sound constantly cuts out and the picture stutters. Ho hum.
Born2beSlicker
I want to be able to save edits without uploading. It just seems like spamming when working on multi clips over a few days.
Yeah this.
Born2beSlicker
I want to be able to save edits without uploading. It just seems like spamming when working on multi clips over a few days.
Lostcauz
One of the surveys on the preview dash is about DVR/upload and if they could do one thing this year, what you like it to be. Loads of choices including... -Unify recording, editing and viewing in one app -increase the length of time for "record that" or let me choose a length -After editing in studio, allow for background uploading Heard a few complaints about the above so might want to check it out so we can get the better ones sooner.
Born2beSlicker
Lostcauz
Born2beSlicker
I don't get why people use instant on mode. The benefit doesn't outweigh the uncertain paranoia. You should turn on auto-standby though if this keeps happening.
I have auto standby on, it's all broke.
Born2beSlicker
I don't get why people use instant on mode. The benefit doesn't outweigh the uncertain paranoia. You should turn on auto-standby though if this keeps happening.
Lostcauz
Woke up for work this morning, Xbox had turned itself on. Get home again, Xbox is back on again. :x
Lostcauz
The updates for this month are.. http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_early_acces ... 12339.aspx Snap center will appear in the coming months.
gooner4life_uk
I'm lost, I had an update to install, but it hasn't done anything that I can tell except given me the option for mini TV guide I don't have any Snap Centre, I cant snap friends still etc etc.
Harry
When all looks lost just break out some pirate codecs to keep those torrent lovers happy.
hallben
I am the same, the forum is littered with issues, so happy to wait a while.
Tezcatlipoca
Seems I'm one of those still in the August preview :( No system update for me - still on 140808something, with no update available.
Lostcauz
In the demo at Gamescom, they said the announced features would be coming in the following months so it's quite impressive that a lot are coming in September. A lot of people in the first wave normally (who have the new friend tab) are still in the August preview, finishing testing since that hasn't gone public yet. The new update creates popping/static while watching TV, I've had to disconnect my sky feed.
Tezcatlipoca
Not tried it yet (wife watching some sort of athletics :( ). Looking at the list, there's some stuff missing compared to the first announcement (e.g. Snap Centre), but there's also some new stuff not mentioned before (e.g. Party app update, multi-delete of Game DVR clips, bandwidth monitor). Britxbox - Xbox One System Update Preview – Media Player app, improved Party app, and more
Lostcauz
The tv mini guide seems pretty decent, press select (whatever it's called now) and it pops up.
Tezcatlipoca
September preview is rolling out. http://majornelson.com/2014/08/15/xbox- ... w-members/ http://news.xbox.com/2014/08/xbox-one-s ... er-preview Looks like all the stuff mentioned earlier in the week.
Tezcatlipoca
Britxbox - Upcoming features for Xbox One include a USB & DLNA Media Player app (with MKV support) and the ability to stream TV to SmartGlass
Lostcauz
Theres a video that shows off a few of the new announced features.
hallben
[color=#FF0000:26e13i5a]D L N A[/color:26e13i5a] :D
Lostcauz
Preorder/predownload starts with forza horizon 2, they had fifa 15 on screen alongside it but don't know if they mentioned it.
Tezcatlipoca
MKV!
Lostcauz
New awesome features coming soon.
Starting in the early access program later this month, new social features making it easier for gamers to connect with their friends and new ways to access their TV and entertainment throughout their homes will be coming to Xbox One. The updates include: New “Friends” section – the new Friends section has been available for a few early access Preview members and we’re expanding it to everyone enrolled in the Preview program. The new Friends section enables users to see at a glance what’s going on with their friends. They can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games their friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days. Snap Center – Some of gamers’ favorite features in the Xbox 360 guide, are coming to Xbox One in a way that’s now truly be side-by-side with games. Messages, friends, parties, and achievements will all be available in the new Snap Center, providing a seamless way to switch back and forth without having to leave a game. Threaded Messages – keeping gamers in their games while they multitask has been a huge focus. The new Messages app features threaded messages with the full conversation history – including embedded links to Game DVR clips – that can be viewed without interrupting gameplay. Media Player – a new app will be available soon that enables users to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. The preview version of the Media Player app will initially only support USB devices, with DLNA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and mkv which will be added by the end of the year. See below for additional file formats. Xbox One Digital TV Tuner –announced last week, this new accessory will enter a limited preview program in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain), in advance of its retail launch beginning in October. Stream TV to SmartGlass – launching first in markets receiving the Xbox Digital TV Tuner, Xbox One owners will be able to stream their TV across their home network to their smartphones and tablets using the Xbox SmartGlass app. They can also pause, play and rewind as well as change channels, without interrupting gameplay on the Xbox One. This will work for SmartGlass apps on Windows, iOS, and Android. Boot to TV – Now Xbox One owners will be able to set their console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby. Live TV mini guide – for markets where OneGuide is available, a new mini guide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. Users can quickly change channels and see what’s on other channels, while still watching TV. Country Expansion – we’re doing a lot of work on the backend to prepare for Xbox One to launch in 29 new markets in the coming weeks.
Xbox One compatible file types at the link http://majornelson.com/2014/08/12/kicki ... ming-soon/
Craigimt
It usually takes about 24hrs for it to register.
sono
Bit the bullet and enrolled but now I'm getting a 'pending' message under the registration tab. :eh:
Tezcatlipoca
The main thing you're missing is seeing Slicker way ahead at the top of the leaderboard :lol: It's a handy feature, though. Much better than the narrow tile before.
hallben
Yeh, I was one of the first in the preview, so I suspect thats why I have it. Your not really missing much.
Lostcauz
Born2beSlicker
I still don't have the friends hub on the dashboard or this gamerscore leaderboard thing. It's weird as I just got another update and it still looks the same.
It was only for the first wave of people, I don't have it either. I think we get it alongside next months preview.
Born2beSlicker
I still don't have the friends hub on the dashboard or this gamerscore leaderboard thing. It's weird as I just got another update and it still looks the same.
Lostcauz
The latest updates for this month have made the UI really quick, friends loads within 3 seconds.
hallben
Nothing that exciting.
Tezcatlipoca
Yeah. I'm happy to stay in it - never had any major issues, and I love getting new features that little bit early. As for August... I had a much larger than normal system update yesterday - around 2GB rather than the usual 300-400MB. Build 140806 or something. Not checked the forums yet to see what the changes are.
hallben
The problems come and go, on balance I would say the positives outweigh the negatives.
Born2beSlicker
The only real glitch is Kinect. If you don't use it much, best unplugging it until they fix it in preview.
Lostcauz
Can always leave the dashboard preview if you find become frustrated with it.
sono
So, I managed to get a code for EA Access and installed it, it won't work because I'm not apart of the beta program but after being reffered by a friend I have the invite to join the beta sitting in my inbox but my question is, is it worth it? reading back through this thread it seem's riddled with problems. Maybe EA Access isn't worth it.
hallben
Yeh, Kinect keeps thinking I am saying 'Snap IE' when I say 'Snap Party'. But thats the preview program for you. Its also why a lot of people left it after the first few, they couldn't handle that it was actually a beta.
Danger Moss
I've done some digging, it seems I'm not alone and it's a software glitch relating to the latest round of updates. Oh well the joys of being in the preview program I suppose. :roll: I'll put it on energy saving for now so you guys don't get pissed off and block me. :lol: Yeah my kinect flat refuses to recognise the turn off command now.
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