Showing posts with label Inside Xbox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inside Xbox. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Inside Xbox April 2019

Latest episode of Inside Xbox talks about backward compatible game, Xbox Game Pass and much more before E3 2019.

With E3 2019 only months away from now, latest episode of Inside Xbox returns with loads of news and upcoming announcements on gaming. New features and services for gamers on the platform will be revealed with promises to unveil more soon.

Present on stage were Director of Programming, Larry Hryb along with Kate Yeager and Rukari Austin to host a show that gives Xbox fans advance peak at exclusive gameplay footage, eSports updates and more juicy bits on E3 of course.

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Inside Xbox April 2019

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Watch the latest episode of Inside Xbox below for all exciting news and head straight to main course by jumping at 21:40.




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Mortal Kombat 11 | Official TV Spot




The show kick starts with a recent TV spot video of upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment that features debut entry of Kitana into MK11.

Both characters are depicted with near perfect accuracy of their video game counterpart and it was released a little while ago before dropping her official reveal trailer. Princess of Edenia puts up a fight against Scorpion here in her brief appearance.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kitana

Xbox Game Pass | Ultimate
Since June 2017, Xbox Game Pass kick-started their monthly subscription service for Xbox One gamers, which has been pretty amazing. They allow players to sign up and continue for a low-monthly price to access over 100 great games.

Head of Gaming Services at Microsoft, Ben Decker announces Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that gets you a membership deal by adding advanced Xbox Live Gold multiplayer network features into one, due to a long period of member requests.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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So, you can now have access to a huge library of games and exciting multiplayer in one package just by paying $14.99 only each month. Before launching it later this year, currently they are testing the service within limited number of Xbox Insider members.

However, players who are currently using an active Game Pass membership on a regular basis does not have to migrate if they do not want to and it is completely voluntary for anyone to switch deal or remain at their existing positions.

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Sea of Thieves | New Competitive Game Mode
Action-adventure title Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio is getting its anniversary update and it includes fishing activities. Also, grab barrels or chests from other vessels using newly introduced Harpoon Gun on your ship.

Brand-new competitive game mode, The Arena will let everyone take part in short matches to have some fun and glory while at it. Then hop onto an epic journey in Shores of Gold storyline digging deep lore into pirate paradise on April 30, 2019.

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Xbox One S | All-Digital Edition




Then comes an all-digital edition of Xbox One S, which has been a topic for discussion for some time even before it was announced. This is exactly the same old 1 TB device that players love with all of its pros but minus an optical disk drive within.

Priced at 249.99, it offers a 50$ less and that is a good initiative point to start playing games on an Xbox console. Pre-orders are available from this instant and it will be fully available on Microsoft Store or other select retail market from May 7 onwards.

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RAGE 2 | Exclusive Gameplay Demo




A much-awaited first-person shooter sequel set in an open-world, RAGE 2 comes from Avalanche Studios and id Software. Even if you are not familiar with Rage from 2011, you don't need to know about gameplay mechanics or story at all and jump right in.

Into the boots of ranger Walker, we see him shooting down goon squad of wasteland using either his firepower or augmented abilities, because chasing enemies on a car and hunting mutants for sports makes a post-apocalyptic crisis all colorful and fun.

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Gears Esports | ELEAGUE




The Coalition developer studio head Rod Fergusson reveals plan of an upcoming six-part eSports event of live tournaments titled "ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood", starting from June 14.

Also, Versus multiplayer mode of Gears 5 will make its worldwide debut where top eight Gears of War teams would gather to compete. Eager fans can enjoy this exclusive event on Twitch and the B/R Live, where it will be streamed live from July 13-14.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | Star Wars Celebration 2019




One of the most exciting reveal for Star Wars fans was upcoming anticipated action-adventure title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts at Star Wars Celebration, Chicago.

Fallen Order is set after execution of Order 66 has wiped out majority of Jedi Order and actor Cameron Monaghan is cast as lone Padawan survivor Cal Kestis, who is on a constant run from Galactic Empire now that there is a galaxy-wide purge of Jedi.

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Backward Compatibility | Xbox One X Enhanced
Update on newly added backward compatible titles are Ninja Gaiden II, Fable II, Fable III, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Splinter Cell: Double Agent from Xbox 360 era has finally become playable on Xbox One consoles.

All six of them are enhanced with higher resolution for Xbox One X and offers 9 times their original pixel count, delivering their best possible version. If you already own disks for those games, you can start right away from today or purchase digitally if you want to.

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New Xbox One Backward Compatibility Additions

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Windows 10 Game Bar | New Features




Players on PC platform are getting new features on Windows 10 built-in overlay Game bar by having a more customizable UI and Spotify added to it. Getting in touch with friends aside from gaming and listening to music does not require you to make a switch.

Capturing gameplay screenshots is easier than ever and you can even share it on Twitter or make a meme without leaving your game. It allows you to instantly message your friends when they are online or watch them play live on Mixer stream.

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Warhammer: Chaosbane | Second Closed Beta
Fans of Warhammer fictional universe can get ready for some Diablo-esque dungeon crawling action in upcoming action-RPG title Warhammer: Chaosbane, set to launch on June 4 and its second closed beta program from April 18 to April 24.

All four classes of heroes are available for you to join forces with friends in a local co-op gameplay or even online. Plus, there is a limited edition demonic themed Xbox One X for giveaway for fans along with free beta codes.

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Xbox One X Warhammer: Chaosbane Special Edition

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Xbox One Spring Sale 2019
Don't forget to take a look at ongoing Xbox One Spring Sale and pick some gaming accessories consoles, games and some sick looking wireless controllers from Xbox Design Lab to enjoy amazing discount, more if you have Xbox Live Gold membership.

Titles like Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Crackdown 3, FIFA 19, Jump Force, Metro Exodus, Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Division 2 are on sale for some pretty great price-off sale, which would be a crime to pass on.

RELATED: Xbox One Spring Sale 2019

Xbox FanFest | E3 2019




This year, Xbox FanFest program celebrates its 5th Anniversary and at E3 2019, they will arrange for 700 lucky fans from around the world to experience official Xbox briefing and showcase for their biggest moment yet.

After being picked through random draw from a pool of submitted Xbox Live gamertag, you can get each FanFest ticket for only $45. Entire sales amount from tickets will be given to a select charity that would be revealed in future.

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Xbox FanFest at E3 2019

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Finally, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer joined in to talk about Project xCloud that would allow anyone to play games on the go on their preferred devices and though currently in alpha testing stage, it would be a game-changing experience for all.

E3 2019 is coming in June and it is a wrap up for the last episode of Inside Xbox before that, which shared a news and tease to eagerly wait for it. So, live stage shows will be mostly focusing on many anticipating upcoming games for Xbox and PC.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

State of Decay 2 Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update Release Date

Upcoming "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update for State of Decay 2 by Undead Labs will add new difficulty modes.

Developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios continued their successful legacy of open world zombie survival video game State of Decay from 2013 with its sequel title State of Decay 2 that came out in 2018 for PC and Xbox One.

With mixed to average response from critics and fan-base, the game amassed a total of 3 million players within months and went on to release two DLCs. The studio recently announced of releasing brand-new "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update later this month.

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State of Decay 2 "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update Release Date

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It was revealed during a latest episode of Inside Xbox that players who own either of Standard and Ultimate Edition or have subscription to Xbox Game Pass will be able to download "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for free when it arrives on March 26.

You get to choose from two new difficulty modes called Dread Zone and Nightmare Zone to put your survival skills to test. Either go out on behalf of your existing community or just start a new one before dipping your toes into those zones.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Daybreak Pack DLC Release Date

Dread Zone will challenge you with a blood plague that comes with a faster-acting infection gauge. There will be fewer resources to scavenge while pits you against deadlier horde of zombies and plague-infected juggernauts.

Nightmare Zone is for more experienced and hardcore players, who will come across a tougher crowd of hostile NPCs and an infection period that lets one last for only 10 minutes. Obviously, packs of annoying freaks will make it miserable for you in the mean time.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Independence Pack DLC

Back in November 2018, developers came up with Zedhunter update that brought us slew of changes and mentioning Undead Labs is about to introduce their next SOD2 update in 2019 for a new level of difficulty experience.

Surviving in a post-apocalyptic world is no joyride for sure but those who love some punishing challenges would admire the changes derived from past DLCs of State of Decay 2 will have fun with "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for sure.

Master Chief Collection Coming to PC, Adds Halo: Reach

Xbox One compilation of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will add Halo: Reach and will launch on PC later this year.

Before they became well-known for popular multiplayer shooter franchise Destiny, developer Bungie Studios had a history with Halo series of military science fiction shooter that is currently helmed by 343 Industries, subsidiary of Xbox Game Studios.

Halo: Reach was a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved that they developed back in 2010 is going to be added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a definitive series compilation and both are coming to PC, according to an announcement made during a recent episode of Inside Xbox.

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Master Chief Collection Coming to PC, Adds Halo: Reach

RELATED: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Witness the official announcement trailer for a legendary saga heading over to PC after remaining exclusive to Xbox consoles for many years.




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MCC will be made available on Microsoft Store and Steam in its entirety but a release date is yet to be revealed. With that, two of the most frequently made request from Halo community is finally getting fulfilled and fans are having what they wanted all along.

To ensure a flawless experience on PC, 343 Industries is looking to deliver every little aspects and features of the original collection. Therefore, each title will see launch one by one only after their team of developers deems it to be ready.

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Master Chief's story will start arriving on the new platform with Halo: Reach that marks the beginnings of his journey. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 will follow a chronological order of release afterwards.

Rather than having players to wait for a few years while they thoroughly work on each title until it is finally ready to drop, fans can now jump into action right away whenever a game is complete and joins the rest of the bundle.

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Halo – Reach Will Be Added to Master Chief Collection

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Not only player community has been asking to bring MCC on PC, adding Reach to the fray was also one of their second most asked demands. Aside from granting those two requests, 343 Industries is looking forward to work on fan feedbacks as well.

Working side by side with Splash Damage and Ruffian, 343 development team is dedicating their efforts to deliver a true experience of Master Chief Collection in 4K resolution and HDR graphics on a constant 60FPS frame rate.

RELATED: Halo Infinite Announced

Everyone who already owns the collection will receive multiplayer content of Reach including Forge and the Theater on Xbox One but Campaign and Firefight mode will come to all as a premium digital add-on.

Active subscribers of Xbox Game Pass are automatically getting access to Halo: Reach as well as MCC in their monthly subscription deal. Players on PC can have the same great experiences by purchasing the title on Microsoft Store and Steam upon release.

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Master Chief Collection on Xbox Game Pass

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With Halo Infinite inbound for release as the next game in franchise and a live-action television series heading to Showtime, Microsoft has made a smart move for fans and new players to keep busy saving mankind into the boots of Spartan super-soldiers by then.

Originally, Halo: The Master Chief Collection landed on 2014 facing a rocky reception at launch for poor matchmaking options but fixed later via a series of patches and now a new platform of audience is getting ready to step into Halo universe.