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  1. Hello there, Where can I buy Halo Reach for PC, please? Have a good day!
  2. This months update adds the highly requested voice message option we've been missing since we upgraded from the Xbox 360. Once you've downloaded the update you can send and recieve voice messages from both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Recording and sending a voice message is done through the snapped messages app. Another popular request was to be able to power up your console through the Xbox One Smartglass app. The Smartgalss app has been updated for all platforms (Windows, Windows phone, Android and iOS) and will now let you turn your Xbox One on and off if they're on the same network. Your Xbox One will need to be on Instant-On power mode for this to work. Next up is user selectable power modes. This update adds the option to either set your Xbox One to Instant-On power mode, which let's you use the voice command "Xbox On" to power up and download updates on the background, or Energy-Saving mode ,which shuts down your console completely in order to save power. This initial set-up feature was, untill now, only available in Europe but will now be available worldwide. Lastly we have dedicated servers for party chat. Back in March dedicated servers were set up for party chat and were made available for preview program members for testing. Now it's being expanded to everyone owning an Xbox One. These dedicated servers should resolve the problems of some people with different NAT settings not being able to use or join the party chat system. The dedicated servers will be made available to everyone over the course of a few weeks to ensure things go smoothly. What are your thoughts on these new features and fixes? Let us know down below! Thank you for reading! Source: Xbox Wire
  3. Many have attempted to infiltrate the ancient citadel. 4-14 players. Hey guys, now that one flag and round based game modes are relatively working since the update, I decided to create a one flag map! Let me know what you think ! Video Walk through - https://youtu.be/enwEQiWqivw
  4. Xbox One May system update Our monthly fix of new and improved Xbox One features is now available for download. This months update adds the highly requested voice message option we've been missing since we upgraded from the Xbox 360. Once you've downloaded the update you can send and recieve voice messages from both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Recording and sending a voice message is done through the snapped messages app. Another popular request was to be able to power up your console through the Xbox One Smartglass app. The Smartgalss app has been updated for all platforms (Windows, Windows phone, Android and iOS) and will now let you turn your Xbox One on and off if they're on the same network. Your Xbox One will need to be on Instant-On power mode for this to work. Next up is user selectable power modes. This update adds the option to either set your Xbox One to Instant-On power mode, which let's you use the voice command "Xbox On" to power up and download updates on the background, or Energy-Saving mode ,which shuts down your console completely in order to save power. This initial set-up feature was, untill now, only available in Europe but will now be available worldwide. Lastly we have dedicated servers for party chat. Back in March dedicated servers were set up for party chat and were made available for preview program members for testing. Now it's being expanded to everyone owning an Xbox One. These dedicated servers should resolve the problems of some people with different NAT settings not being able to use or join the party chat system. The dedicated servers will be made available to everyone over the course of a few weeks to ensure things go smoothly. What are your thoughts on these new features and fixes? Let us know down below! Thank you for reading! Source: Xbox Wire This post has been promoted to an article
  5. Xbox One price drop In preperations for the holiday season Microsoft has decided to drop the price on the Xbox One. The price will fall to $349 (kinect free bundle) making it a $50 price cut. For those of you who were eyeballin' a Xbox One bundle don't fret, the $50 price cut will be across all current and upcoming bundles including the Assassins Creed Unity Pack (with and without Kinect), The White Xbox One Sunset Overdrive pack and the 1 TB Call of Duty Advanced Warfare pack. "We want this to be an unforgettable holiday season for Xbox fans around the world. Only on Xbox One can you play some of the most anticipated exclusives, newest blockbuster franchises and innovative independent games of the year. We're pleased to start the season off early with an incredible portfolio that includes millions of hours of fun for gamers and their friends." ~Phil Spencer “Fans don’t have to wait for Black Friday this year to enjoy great savings on Xbox One. We’re offering our best price yet, with unprecedented choices and value, so more people can play on Xbox One this holiday.” “We’re gearing up for one of our biggest holidays ever and we are thrilled to offer fans up to $150 in savings on Xbox One and some of the biggest blockbuster games of the season.” ~Yusuf Mehdi This offer is a limited time offer starting November 2nd and ending the 5th of January, perfect timing for the Master Chief Collection that releases the 11th of November. So for those of you out there who don't own one yet, get you one and join in on the fun! Sadly Microsoft did state that the offer will be US only for the time being. Has this limited price drop persuaded you to get an Xbox One this holiday season? Let us know down below! Thank you for reading! Sources: IGN Eurogamer Polygon
  6. Rules: http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/37393-343i-short-story-contest-rules-and-archive/ You guys know the Rigamaroll by now. Congratulations to last month's winner; BLAKE BELLADONNA http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/37966-the-final-stand-343issc-october/ So spoopy. Anyway, with a month of giving, charity, and warm-fuzziness, we also have to remember that December marks the impending end of the year. So, here are your theme suggestions; REMEMBER! THESE ARE NOT RIGID TEMPLATES. WRITE ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT, JUST KEEP IT TO AT LEAST ONE OF THE THEMES OF THE MONTH: The themes for this month are: Holidays Endings Remembrance Possible topics include but are not limited to: Holidays with the Chief! Remembering Reach The End of the War OTHER THINGS! THE DEADLINE IS JANUARY 1ST. Roll out!
  7. Xbox One price drop Starting the 2nd of November, the Xbox One will drop in price in the US. If you haven't got ONE yet, now is the time! In preperations for the holiday season Microsoft has decided to drop the price on the Xbox One. The price will fall to $349 (kinect free bundle) making it a $50 price cut. For those of you who were eyeballin' a Xbox One bundle don't fret, the $50 price cut will be across all current and upcoming bundles including the Assassins Creed Unity Pack (with and without Kinect), The White Xbox One Sunset Overdrive pack and the 1 TB Call of Duty Advanced Warfare pack. "We want this to be an unforgettable holiday season for Xbox fans around the world. Only on Xbox One can you play some of the most anticipated exclusives, newest blockbuster franchises and innovative independent games of the year. We're pleased to start the season off early with an incredible portfolio that includes millions of hours of fun for gamers and their friends." ~Phil Spencer “Fans don’t have to wait for Black Friday this year to enjoy great savings on Xbox One. We’re offering our best price yet, with unprecedented choices and value, so more people can play on Xbox One this holiday.” “We’re gearing up for one of our biggest holidays ever and we are thrilled to offer fans up to $150 in savings on Xbox One and some of the biggest blockbuster games of the season.” ~Yusuf Mehdi This offer is a limited time offer starting November 2nd and ending the 5th of January, perfect timing for the Master Chief Collection that releases the 11th of November. So for those of you out there who don't own one yet, get you one and join in on the fun! Sadly Microsoft did state that the offer will be US only for the time being. Has this limited price drop persuaded you to get an Xbox One this holiday season? Let us know down below! Thank you for reading! Sources: IGN Eurogamer Polygon This post has been promoted to an article
  8. An update with a plethora of new features will come to the Xbox One in June. EXTERNAL STORAGE SUPPORT With this update the Xbox One will be able to support up to two external hard drives at the same time. This will update allow the user to keep as much data as he desires on his external storage device, keeping the Xbox One's storage nice and clean. There will even be a one-step option to copy entire games to the storage device. Then whenever one needs to access this data on another Xbox, they will only have to sign in to their Xbox Live account and verify that they are indeed the owners of the content. REAL NAMES FOR FRIENDS The Xbox One allows the user to have an incredibly large number of friends-1,000 to be exact. With all these friends it can be hard to remember gamertags, which is why this June users will be able to find one another without the player's gamertag. They will be able to easily find friends using only their name. Every player will have full control of who views their real name, there will be options for sharing with all Friends, only specific friends, friends of friends, or no one. It is also important to note that no one in-game will be able to see players' real names. SMARTGLASS UPDATE Smartglass will be updated to contain all the features of OneGuide and support for Universal Remote Control. This will allow users to access all of their TV listings, channels, and App channels form their Smartglass device. Smartglass will also feature new ways of comparing stats with friends and the option of getting notifications when friends sign in or begin broadcasting a game- Just like being on the console itself. TV AND ONEGUIDE OPENING IN MORE PLACES In April specific members of Xbox Live were granted access to the features of TV and OneGuide. These features will now be available to Xbox Live members in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. To take advantage of this, members will only need to have an HDMI connection between the TV and XBox One. NEW BENEFITS FOR GOLD MEMBERS AND MORE Xbox Live Gold members will have access to a new hub containing Games With Gold and Deals With Gold. For more reading on June's Games With Gold Click Here. This update will also allow members without a Gold subscription access to many gaming and entertainment apps. Automatic sign-in's will also come with this update. This update will be hitting the Xbox One in June. What do you think of this update? Are you excited about gaining access to all of these awesome features? Be sure to leave us your thoughts in the comments below. SOURCE:XBOX WIRE
  9. Minecraft on the Xbox One gets a release date [uPDATE] The very popular game Minecraft has finally gotten a release date for the Xbox One. The game will be available for download on the Xbox One starting the 5th of September at a price of €19,99. Players who already own the game on the Xbox 360 can choose to upgrade their current game for the price of €4,99. If you rather want to get the game through a retailer you will have to wait untill somewhere near the end of the month when retailers start sell download codes. You can get the discount by showing them your Xbox 360 Minecraft disc. This upgraded Xbox One version will make your world up to 36 times bigger than the Xbox 360 version. Unlike the Xbox 360 version you will start off with the latest updates immediatly. Even downloadable content you purchased on the Xbox 360 will carry over to your Xbox One. You can either play with 3 other friends through split-screen or up to 7 others over Xbox Live. Owners of the Playstation 4 can play Minecraft starting today! (3rd of Sept) Both versions were due to release this August but encountered some delay which has caused it to release this week. UPDATE: So... Apparently the Minecraft Xbox One edition has come to the Xbox Store a day early. Only problem is that it's listed as 114,99 pounds... This is surely an error, but there's still the option to press 'Purchase now'. Nobody has been stupid enough to go through with it... Yet. Will you be getting Minecraft for the Xbox One or Playstation 4, and will you make use of your discount? Let us know down below! Thank you for reading! Sources: nl.ign Eurogamer Polygon
  10. Minecraft on the Xbox One gets a release date [uPDATE] The very popular game Minecraft has finally gotten a release date for the Xbox One. The game will be available for download on the Xbox One starting the 5th of September at a price of €19,99. Players who already own the game on the Xbox 360 can choose to upgrade their current game for the price of €4,99. If you rather want to get the game through a retailer you will have to wait untill somewhere near the end of the month when retailers start sell download codes. You can get the discount by showing them your Xbox 360 Minecraft disc. This upgraded Xbox One version will make your world up to 36 times bigger than the Xbox 360 version. Unlike the Xbox 360 version you will start off with the latest updates immediatly. Even downloadable content you purchased on the Xbox 360 will carry over to your Xbox One. You can either play with 3 other friends through split-screen or up to 7 others over Xbox Live. Owners of the Playstation 4 can play Minecraft starting today! (3rd of Sept) Both versions were due to release this August but encountered some delay which has caused it to release this week. Will you be getting Minecraft for the Xbox One or Playstation 4, and will you make use of your discount? Let us know down below! Thank you for reading! UPDATE: So... Apparently the Minecraft Xbox One edition has come to the Xbox Store a day early. Only problem is that it's listed as 114,99 pounds... This is surely an error, but there's still the option to press 'Purchase now'. Nobody has been stupid enough to go through with it... Yet. Sources: nl.ign Eurogamer Polygon This post has been promoted to an article
  11. Hey 343i community, I was just browsing good ol' Youtube today when I found THIS surprising bit of news that yet reignites the demand to see Halo enter the PC world (again), in all of its glory. I sure hope it does, as it would save me from buying a new console just to play the games on an inferior system. How BA would this be? It would not be great marketing on Microsoft's part to release a PC version of the collection, at least at launch, but my God would it make a LOT of gamers happy. You guys think the hype is real?
  12. Xbox has announced that more than forty-five new apps will be landing on both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360! The Xbox Wire has revealed that a TON of new apps are coming to the Xbox One along with further Twitter integration. Corporate VP, Yusuf Mehdi, released an official statement on the matter, saying: "Xbox fans are spending more time than ever on the console, spending more than five hours a day on Xbox One. Today as we announce new commitments from dozens of our partners, including deep integration with experiences like Twitter and Vine, we hit an important milestone in our journey to deliver unique experiences on Xbox. We’re thrilled to break new ground in social TV experiences like we’re doing with Twitter on Xbox One." Here is the complete list of new apps coming to the Xbox One/360 and the locations that they will be available in: The release date may vary for each app, and no official dates have been released. Here's a video with Xbox's Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) explaining the new Twitter integration. http://youtu.be/DGj5mvc5lpA Xbox One also received a much anticipated update yesterday, for further reading on that, click HERE. What do you think of these new apps coming to Xbox One? Which one are you most excited for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. SOURCE:XBOX WIRE This post has been promoted to an article
  13. Xbox has announced that more than forty-five new apps will be landing on both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360! The Xbox Wire has revealed that a TON of new apps are coming to the Xbox One along with further Twitter integration. Corporate VP, Yusuf Mehdi, released an official statement on the matter, saying: "Xbox fans are spending more time than ever on the console, spending more than five hours a day on Xbox One. Today as we announce new commitments from dozens of our partners, including deep integration with experiences like Twitter and Vine, we hit an important milestone in our journey to deliver unique experiences on Xbox. We’re thrilled to break new ground in social TV experiences like we’re doing with Twitter on Xbox One." Here is the complete list of new apps coming to the Xbox One/360 and the locations that they will be available in: The release date may vary for each app, and no official dates have been released. Here's a video with Xbox's Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) explaining the new Twitter integration. http://youtu.be/DGj5mvc5lpA Xbox One also received a much anticipated update yesterday, for further reading on that, click HERE. What do you think of these new apps coming to Xbox One? Which one are you most excited for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. SOURCE:XBOX WIRE
  14. An update with a plethora of new features will come to the Xbox One in June. EXTERNAL STORAGE SUPPORT With this update the Xbox One will be able to support up to two external hard drives at the same time. This will update allow the user to keep as much data as he desires on his external storage device, keeping the Xbox One's storage nice and clean. There will even be a one-step option to copy entire games to the storage device. Then whenever one needs to access this data on another Xbox, they will only have to sign in to their Xbox Live account and verify that they are indeed the owners of the content. REAL NAMES FOR FRIENDS The Xbox One allows the user to have an incredibly large number of friends-1,000 to be exact. With all these friends it can be hard to remember gamertags, which is why this June users will be able to find one another without the player's gamertag. They will be able to easily find friends using only their name. Every player will have full control of who views their real name, there will be options for sharing with all Friends, only specific friends, friends of friends, or no one. It is also important to note that no one in-game will be able to see players' real names. SMARTGLASS UPDATE Smartglass will be updated to contain all the features of OneGuide and support for Universal Remote Control. This will allow users to access all of their TV listings, channels, and App channels form their Smartglass device. Smartglass will also feature new ways of comparing stats with friends and the option of getting notifications when friends sign in or begin broadcasting a game- Just like being on the console itself. TV AND ONEGUIDE OPENING IN MORE PLACES In April specific members of Xbox Live were granted access to the features of TV and OneGuide. These features will now be available to Xbox Live members in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. To take advantage of this, members will only need to have an HDMI connection between the TV and XBox One. NEW BENEFITS FOR GOLD MEMBERS AND MORE Xbox Live Gold members will have access to a new hub containing Games With Gold and Deals With Gold. For more reading on June's Games With Gold Click Here. This update will also allow members without a Gold subscription access to many gaming and entertainment apps. Automatic sign-in's will also come with this update. This update will be hitting the Xbox One in June. What do you think of this update? Are you excited about gaining access to all of these awesome features? Be sure to leave us your thoughts in the comments below. SOURCE:XBOX WIRE This post has been promoted to an article
  15. Hello guys, I again find myself with nothing to do and decided to make another review. Before I start I wanted to thank Total Mayhem for providing me with great feedback on my previous review. So...Let's get started. The Xbox One As you all might have noticed about a week ago I got my very own Xbox One. And I have never been so excited to go home from school and wait for a mailman! Once he delivered I rushed upstairs to plug it all in only to find out they gave me an english power cable (I live in the Netherlands so it is useless here)... Thank you local gamestore! My parents are still making fun of the face I made when I pulled the power cable out. Luckily I was able to 'borrow' the right cable from my 360 console. (Don't worry, My local gamestore was nice enough to still send me a power adapter for free) The console needed to apply some updates before I could play so I decided to take a look at... The controller. One of the first things I noticed was that it was almost as smooth as silk in my hands. And the removal of the battery pack at the back made it look less bulky. It fit like a glove. Then I noticed the changes to the analog sticks. They were a bit smaller and didn't have as much resistance as the xbox 360 controller. You need about 0 effort to push them around which makes it easier to react in shooters. The triggers have the same thing. Very little resistance on the pull. Only these are made larger and your fingers can kinda curl around them, which feels nice. The one thing that did bother me a bit were the bumpers. I don't know why but you have to press a lot harder in the inside parts of the bumpers than on the outside parts. Which makes it a bit more difficult to press for players with larger fingers. After the console did what needed to be done and I ran the setup. I was surprised about how the kinect recognized me and automaticly signed me in. So I decided to play around with the kinect for a bit. The Kinect I have never used a kinect on the 360 so this thing is kinda new to me. After walking through a tutorial on how to use it. I tried some of the gesture commands. My room isn't the recommended size but I can still use the gesture commands to go around the dashboard. The commands are not hard to memorize which is a plus aswell. The only problem I've encountered so far is to 'push' buttons or tabs that are in the lower areas of the screen. But I think that is because I too close to the sensor. Then I tried to use voice commands. Whilst my Xbox One was set to Irish. Needless to say It didn't work because it didn't recognize my dutch accent. Even telling it to "Tern yerself on ya bloody -Yoink!-, I'll reward ya with a good 'ol scotch" didn't work. After changing it to the US it worked a lot better. The only times it doesn't work now is if I try to put in commands that don't exsist. I so far really don't get how people are complaining about how it doesn't work. Even with a heavy Dutch accent I'm able to put in voice commands 99% of the time. Overall a very nice adition to the console Now onto the... Dashboard The Dashboard is very familiar to the xbox 360 dashboard. Only now the 'Home' page is all yours. No more ads. It only displays the stuff that is yours. (The ads you see to the left are from the 'Store' section) You have quick acces to eveything you are playing or have recently played. With the Home button on your controller, the gesture command or the voice commands you can easily switch between games and apps without needing to shut one of them down. So while your game is loading or installing you can watch some youtube video's to kill the time. Very nice feature. The lesser amount of tabs makes it easier to move through the dashboard but I found myself wondering where I could acces my xbox settings and or storage. Now onto my conclusion because this post is getting rather long. Overall the Xbox One is a very good console. It has it's minor flaws here and there but hey... nothing is perfect. Is it worth the €600,-? That remains a question for yourself to answer. In my opinion is is a bit at a high price. But I still think it was totally worth it. Thanks for reading through this and please leave some comments and or tips. Have a nice day!
  16. Hellow, Recently I have found a work-around in getting the Xbox One shipped to my home (Netherlands, one of those countries where the Xbox One didn't release...). But I was held back because of some interesting rumour. Because it is rumoured that a new series of Xbox One consoles is being produced without all the bugs and glitches that the first console had. (like a sluggish HDD, Blu-ray that doesn't work well and trouble with installing games) Is this by any chance true?
  17. Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, and all beings alike this is my post to my first event here at 343i. Now I have found many Pokemon Lovers here at 343 and I have decided to take it upon myself to hold an event of Pokemon battling and fun. DATE: February 15th. The event will start at 6pm EST. (THIS MAY CHANGE TO GET AS MANY POKEMON FANS AS POSSIBLE TO PARTICIPATE) The Games that we will be using for this event are the following: Pokemon X and Y - From 6pm to 7:30pm - 3VS3 Battling or Trading - Level 50 cap. Pokemon Black/White (1 or 2) - From 7:30pm to 8:15pm - Trading or Battling 3VS3 - Level 50 cap. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver - From 8:15pm to 9:15pm - Battling 3VS3 or Trading - Level 50 Cap. So are you up to this challenge? Can you rise to the top as 343i's top battler? Sign up below! Please help me make this a successful event here at 343i! Sincerely, Pbrabbit
  18. I've recently stumbled over an interesting excerpt from the latest edition of Xbox Official Magazine that I'd like to share with you all: Having fun hacking people's arms off in Ryse, or getting stamped on by Aoife's (she claims) unstoppable Drivatar in Forza Motorsport 5? The best is yet to come, you may be unsurprised to hear. Speaking to OXM as part of a lengthy piece on the future of Xbox One you'll read in our latest issue, Microsoft Studios exec Phil Harrison has promised that future Xbox One games will make use of the platform's various capabilities in far more interesting ways. "When you've been around for a long time, you know what platforms are like," he began. "The games you celebrate and are proud of in the first year, when you look back at them from the perspective of ten years from now; you'd be amazed at the difference. It's a combination of the tools getting better, developers beginning to understand the unique architecture to work with." The claim that developers are able to do more with hardware they're used to is hardly electrifying, of course. It's already been suggested by CD Projekt's lead engine programmer Balázs Török that Microsoft will unlock "hidden" performance boosts for the Xbox One - a prediction he bases on Microsoft's sharing of new techniques for development on Xbox 360 across 2007 and 2008. This probably won't amount to anything as dramatic as the discovery of another gigabyte of RAM, but Harrison insists that there's less of a "glass ceiling" for eking more juice out of the Xbox One, thanks to the much-touted and still largely ethereal benefits of the Xbox Live cloud. "Crucially this time around, there's the power of the cloud and what that means for game design. That can grow and scale indefinitely - of course there is a practical limit but in effect you're uncapped. And I think, from a player's perspective, that's the most exciting part; that it's not just about the chips in the box under the television or wherever you position your console of choice, it's about what the platform will provide you with over time. We've not had that in a console generation before." This growing process ostensibly applies to both performance and features. There are, Harrison told us, plenty of ideas Microsoft has yet to fully implement - whether couched as part of a game, or in the form of an app, or in some other form entirely. "There are more ideas and vision for what games can be than available time to build them into the launch games. "So for every feature you've seen in the launch titles - SmartGlass, GameDVR, use of voice with Kinect - there are five features in the queue waiting to come out, either in an update or a sequel or in a future version of a game. The kind of creative and technical innovation that we're seeing in the industry - it's a really good time." Source This post has been promoted to an article
  19. I've recently stumbled over an interesting excerpt from the latest edition of Xbox Official Magazine that I'd like to share with you all: Having fun hacking people's arms off in Ryse, or getting stamped on by Aoife's (she claims) unstoppable Drivatar in Forza Motorsport 5? The best is yet to come, you may be unsurprised to hear. Speaking to OXM as part of a lengthy piece on the future of Xbox One you'll read in our latest issue, Microsoft Studios exec Phil Harrison has promised that future Xbox One games will make use of the platform's various capabilities in far more interesting ways. "When you've been around for a long time, you know what platforms are like," he began. "The games you celebrate and are proud of in the first year, when you look back at them from the perspective of ten years from now; you'd be amazed at the difference. It's a combination of the tools getting better, developers beginning to understand the unique architecture to work with." The claim that developers are able to do more with hardware they're used to is hardly electrifying, of course. It's already been suggested by CD Projekt's lead engine programmer Balázs Török that Microsoft will unlock "hidden" performance boosts for the Xbox One - a prediction he bases on Microsoft's sharing of new techniques for development on Xbox 360 across 2007 and 2008. This probably won't amount to anything as dramatic as the discovery of another gigabyte of RAM, but Harrison insists that there's less of a "glass ceiling" for eking more juice out of the Xbox One, thanks to the much-touted and still largely ethereal benefits of the Xbox Live cloud. "Crucially this time around, there's the power of the cloud and what that means for game design. That can grow and scale indefinitely - of course there is a practical limit but in effect you're uncapped. And I think, from a player's perspective, that's the most exciting part; that it's not just about the chips in the box under the television or wherever you position your console of choice, it's about what the platform will provide you with over time. We've not had that in a console generation before." This growing process ostensibly applies to both performance and features. There are, Harrison told us, plenty of ideas Microsoft has yet to fully implement - whether couched as part of a game, or in the form of an app, or in some other form entirely. "There are more ideas and vision for what games can be than available time to build them into the launch games. "So for every feature you've seen in the launch titles - SmartGlass, GameDVR, use of voice with Kinect - there are five features in the queue waiting to come out, either in an update or a sequel or in a future version of a game. The kind of creative and technical innovation that we're seeing in the industry - it's a really good time." Source
  20. It's Finally happening! Check out the article right from Halo Waypoint: Grab your controller and prepare for the Flood; Halo: Spartan Assault is poised to storm living rooms around the world this holiday! Today, 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games announced that Halo: Spartan Assault will be available worldwide for digital download this December for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Halo: Spartan Assault for Xbox One and Xbox 360 will pit gamers in a galactic-scale war against a persistent and overwhelming enemy from long ago – the Flood. With over 30 stimulating missions at your fingertips, play longer than ever with the all-new online Co-op mode and the Operation Hydra expansion that delivered an action-packed addition to the single player campaign. Will you be getting it? If so are you gonna buy it on the 360 or wait and get it on Xbox One? EDIT: Ok, I've found the features coming that are exclusive to the console version of Halo: Spartan Assault. Play longer than ever in a new online Co-op mode, and watch each other's backs with all-new Co-op missions* Engage in Operation Hydra, the expansion from the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 game that brings mystery and a chilling addition to the single player Campaign Wage war against a persistent and overwhelming enemy – encounter the Flood for the first time in Halo: Spartan Assault Go in strong with an expanded arsenal that brings you more weapons, more armor abilities, and more upgrades – it's the ultimate Spartan Assault experience!
  21. IGN News I'm sure many remember Microsoft's less-than-flawless reveal of their new console, the Xbox One, a couple months ago, and again at E3. It's apparent lack of core gaming features and iteration of many TV/DVR integration features gave the impression that the X1 was no more of a gaming console than a DVR. Sony fans laughed. Xbox fans cried. And Nintendo fans did whatever Nintendo fans do. The new Xbox was fell drastically in popularity, being outsold in preorders to Sony's PS4 10:1 or more. The main problems included the requirement of daily internet access for the console to keep games up to date and deter hacking. It was announced not backwards compatible with Xbox and Xbox 360 games. The hard drive was internal and rather small in capacity, considering games require installation on the X1, so many complained that running out of storage without means of upgrading the hard drive may be impossible. Microsoft allowed developers to integrate single-use game codes (kind of like the Cerberus service for Mass Effect 2 or Multiplayer for BFBC2) so games could not be resold. And most importantly (to me, anyway) was that the internal hardware was notably inferior to Sony's PS4, and yet cost $100 more. Yes, the Xbox One was falling way short of expectation in more ways than I can remember, and Microsoft's Xbox division took a hit when it's president, Don Mattrick, resigned and was replaced by a person with no gaming background. Personally, I thought this to be the fall of Xbox. But three months later, it may have risen again. A couple days after confirming mandatory internet access intervals, Microsoft rejected their new DRM policy and fell back on one resembling the Xbox 360, which worked fine anyway. Personally, this was a selling point for me because I do not get internet service for about 4 months per year. It was also at this point that Xbox One sales finally started competing with Playstation 4. I figured that Microsoft would stop there, at least until after release, to see consumer response of their still rather lacking console. But (thankfully) they didn't. Not too much later did they announce that the Kinect sensor no longer needed to be active or even plugged in to play. I also noticed that the hard drive could now be accessed externally, which makes me believe, though not confirmed, that the hard drive may be replaceable. Microsoft developers will no longer use single-use codes, so games can be resold, and cool extra features such as in-game DVR recording, cloud-based processing (for those lucky enough to have great internet service), reputation preservation (to save and tranfer each player's hard-earned gamerscore), Second screen integration via Xbox Smartglass application for most mobile devices and Windows 8 OS, Blu-Ray disc drive, and many entertainment center integration features have shined light on the potential of the Xbox One, which began outselling PS4 at most main retailers. As of late, Microsoft has, yet again, updated the hardware of their new console by slightly overclocking the consoles 8 core AMD CPU, improving the base clock speed from 8.00MHz to 8.53MHz. They also upgraded the GPU to accomodate. Unfortunately, the Xbox One is still not backwards compatible, but that is not really Microsoft's fault because they had to change to a core architecture that offers best performance and simplest coding for developers, and Xbox and Xbox 360 games are not compatible with this architecture (they made the right choice changing to an architecture the best suits their future than degrading quality to hold on to the past). The console still requires game installation for reasons unbeknownst to me. Xbox Live is still not free, but I do not think Microsoft is raising the price for the service. The console does need to access the internet at least once before use, probably to register the console and update, etc. The console is also still slightly inferior to PS4 in clock speed and in RAM (Playstation 4's 8GB of DDR5 will offer better loading times and reduced graphical latency than the X1's conventional 8GB DDR3) and is still more expensive, but those who know how business works know that Microsoft follows a 'Closed Console' business model when selling consoles, meaning they actually lose a little money by producing consoles (because there is more than $500 of third-party computer equipment in the Xbox One) and try to make up losses in game sales, which is why games are so expensive, why console exclusives exist, and why used game sales hurt console manufacturers. Considering that Microsoft is also trying to appeal to non-gamers as well with TV integration features, Microsoft has to make up for those few who buy the console without games. Add in the rather advanced Kinect sensor, and $500 does not sound too appalling. Moral of the story: for the best gaming experience, Sony's Playstation 4 is technically the superior console. However, if you like Xbox and are not ready to give up on Xbox exclusives we've grown to love to avoid a poor gaming experience, the new Xbox One, in my opinion, is now a console worth buying. Thanks for putting up with my novel-esque post! P.S.: Excited about Halo 5? Liked the E3 teaser but hate watching it in poor, E3 recording quality? TRY THIS!
  22. Hey All, Just wondering and want to know everyone's opinion, When the Xbox One comes out, what would happen to the Xbox 360, and is the Xbox One worth getting? Like there are some good thing about it like: Pros (Good things): Awesome 60 fps reached! Exciting Games (Halo 5, CoD Ghosts, AC (Assassins Creed) Black Flag and many more!!!) Cons (Bad Things): Way too expensive ($500 estimated) Internet connection from it to Internet meaning your internet will be drained ALL the time even if Xbox is turned Off. No Offline Mode for private gaming Games NOT selling on discs, you must but them online like from the console itself, not at JB or Eb Games or anything, also meaning you kinda, cant buy your friend a game. So as you can probably see, there are quiet a lot more Cons than Pros about the Xbox One. So the main quetion here is: It is Worth Getting??? For just like Games and stuff? Give me your opinion by leaving a reply!!! P.S:If I made a mistake about anything or am wrong about anything, tell me and I will have the information removed thanks!!!
  23. Hey Guys, we all know that Halo 5 is coming onto the Xbox One and that alone, if that does continue (and it will), what will happen to the 360??? It would probably lose, more than 3/4 of all the players that play on it, because of the Massive switch over from 360 to One, will 343 shut everything down (Like all online Servers) like with Halo 2? or would they keep it there, but with very small amounts of people... P.S:Of course Im not just talking about Halo 5, but other games too, but main thing is, what will happen to 360 after the release??? Tell me what you think here...
  24. The Xbox One has been getting an awful lot of hate lately. I don't understand why. MS already confirmed there will be no fee for used games and it won't always need to be online. People keep saying it's just a glorified cable box, and MS doesn't care about the games. But before the reveal even started, MS said it would mainly just be showing off its hardware, and save the games for E3. Which they did. People are so misinformed, they just jump on the hate bandwagon without knowing any facts. Why don't we wait till E3, when they actually show off some games before we start giving our opinion? How are we supposed to know if a console is bad or good when we haven't really seen what it can do?
  25. Hunger games is a free for all game. Only one survives Gamertag: Azpekt297 Map: Hunger Games Gametype: Hunger Games I recommend to play this with 8-16 players trust me, its gonna be fun!
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