We all know that since last month, the New Xbox One Experience has started to roll out to some Preview members. Well, the latest wave began this weekend. Although Microsoft said every Preview member would receive the update before it releases in November, they never revealed a specific date.
Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor responded on NeoGaf to a user criticizing Spartan Locke's voice. The user didn't know that Locke's voice has changed and a new voice actor was hired due to scheduling conflicts. O'Conner said, "You got that from one line over radio static? Ike Amadi has an amazing voice and you're wrong scientifically. Listen to some other examples."
All you fantasy novel readers and fans of The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, listen up. Lionsgate has bought the rights to the series and will be developing a simultaneous release with Rothfuss of movies, TV series and video games.
From The HipMen are on a roll when it comes to covering new indie titles for the Xbox One. They have provided us with hours of entertainment through previews of the most exciting indie games. Today, Greg and Lee play Toto Temple Deluxe.
Titanfall, the Xbox and PC first-person shooter that launched in March 2014, has sold 10 million copies according to Vince Zampella, the co-founder of Respawn Entertainment. Zampella shared this information with his followers on Twitter.
Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, has gone into detail about the four updates coming to the Xbox beta app for Windows 10. However, the biggest news to come from his blog would have to be that Cortana will be available on Xbox One in 2016.
The Last Door is a great game with a riveting story filled with horror elements, beautiful mystery, and an amazing score. It's a simple adventure that can be completed in one sitting. The graphics are 8-bit in nature but they surprisingly fit the game perfectly. I came into The Last Door thinking that there was no way an 8-bit game was going to be terrifying. I couldn't have been more wrong.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a revival of the Tony Hawk games that actually ends up killing it instead of bringing it back to life and Activision knows it. Pro Skater 5 is slowly becoming a meme showing how incredibly glitchy and how little Activision seems to care about the Tony Hawk games. Plus, it looks like a PlayStation 2 game and it feels rushed.
A ride to remember! This indie developed game is a delightful little expedition through the world of BMX. The idea for the game is simple. Complete the track you are on by completing the objectives to progress into the next level. Combine with simplistic controls and addictive gameplay, Pumped can be quite entertaining.
Metal Gear Solid 5 is a weird game. There are cassette tapes about Kaz Miller making the perfect hamburger that are probably over 20 minutes long. You can make your horse defecate on command and there are a ton of Moby Dick references that don't make much sense. To make matters even weirder, you may not have actually finished the game even if you got 100% completion.
It appears that images of the budget smartphone, the Microsoft Lumia 550, have leaked. The phone comes in matte black or glossy white. Except for the Microsoft logo on the front and Windows logo on the back, it is almost identical to the Nokia Lumia 635. The phone is rumored to sell for just $120. Microsoft should unveil the device next week during its October 6 event.
Harmonix has announced that they have carried over nearly 1,700 songs from previous Rock Band 3 DLC for Rock Band 4 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Any of the songs you already purchased will be free to download.
Ubisoft just announced that they have created a mock search engine for Assassin's Creed Syndicate and it is available now. The search engine is aimed to recreate and illustrate what the internet would have looked like if it had existed in London during the 19th century where Syndicate is based.
Microsoft just announced that they would be acquiring Havok, the well-known game tool creator, from Intel. Havoc adds realistic in-game physics models to games. Satya Nadella said that gaming was a cornerstone for Microsoft and it shows. After Mojang, this is another critical acquisition. Microsoft will continue to license Havok's tools to third-party partners.
Hey, look! A Ubisoft game isn't delayed. Well, waddaya know. Ubisoft has announced that their TV-themed dance title Just Dance: Disney Party 2 will be releasing later this month and be available on both Xbox, PlayStation, as well as Wii consoles.
Elite: Dangerous releases October 6 on Xbox One. It's an amazing space simulator and enables you to play the game however you want. There's a steep learning curve but once you master the environment, it becomes a tremendously enjoyable and rewarding experience. GamingBolt spoke to Gary Richards, the senior producer for the Xbox One version, and asked about the resolution and frame rate.
Fermi's Path is Game Art Studio's take on the endless runner genre such as Temple Run and the like. In the game, we play as a subatomic particle making its way through subatomic space. We have no control over the speed of the particle and only possess the ability to avoid obstacles by shooting or jumping.