Showing posts with label Xbox 360. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xbox 360. Show all posts

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox One backward compatibility feature brings Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy and Civilization Revolution as Xbox One X enhanced from Xbox 360.

The entire Xbox community came celebrating the fourth-annual X018 event this weekend at Mexico City and Microsoft Studios teamed up with Square Enix to announce that Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy will be backwards compatible on Xbox One from November 13.

It is time for fans of the series to rejoice in excitement as Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII from role-playing game franchise Final Fantasy has joined the library of Xbox One X enhanced backward compatibility.

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Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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These three action RPG titles from "Fabula Nova Crystallis" saga with mostly positive receptions were originally released within 2009 to 2013 for Xbox 360 consoles aside from other platforms like Android, iOS, PC and PlayStation 3.

Not only are these games are being made available for Microsoft's eighth-generation home console, FFXIII Trilogy is receiving enhanced visual upgrade to be enjoyed on the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X.

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The above-mentioned titles will soon join previously announced lineup of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and World of Final Fantasy Maxima as part of Final Fantasy Legacy Collection, will be releasing throughout 2019.

On another note, turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution from developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games has also received Xbox One X enhanced update. Back in April 2017, the title joined the backward catalog of games already.

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FFXIII and Civilization Revolution is Xbox One X Enhanced

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Some people may have missed their chance with these titles the first time they were launched and had no way of playing it back now without migrating back to older consoles or maybe experience it on PC if there is a version available. This is where the Xbox One backwards compatible feature comes to play.

Microsoft has done a great job amassing more than 500 titles from Xbox 360 platform and 25 of them are enhanced for Xbox One X. Another 32 original Xbox classic titles are now available to enjoy on your Xbox One devices.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

November 2018 brings free games like Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield 1 to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

The month of October was hopefully a blast for all the Xbox Live Gold for the subscribers because of the unique lineup of free games. Now that we are headed towards November, a brand-new catalog of games has been presented.

Players on Xbox One will have two titles and two comes from Xbox 360 using Microsoft's backward compatibility. By the time you are reading this, you probably do not have much time left to catch the free Games With Gold for October but if you do, do not miss them.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

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Before diving deep for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on November 2018 for Xbox One.




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Battlefield 1
We are merely weeks away from witnessing the glory of World War II in upcoming first-person shooter Battlefield V from EA DICE and Electronic Arts. So, going back to the first war before that would only make sense now as well as anytime before.

Witness the thrill of World War I in single-player campaign or take part into a 64 person multiplayer experience with this highly acclaimed FPS title. Begin to write history of epic battles on Xbox One from November 1 to 31.

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Battlefield 1 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Race the Sun
Care to play some indie games? Because, Games with Gold has one on their lot for you this month. An endless running game from comes this way from Developer/publisher studio Flippfly, which will put your coordination skills and reflexes to test.

Arcade games era of the past has a heavy influence on this particular title to pour in some serious tension when you are piloting the aircraft. You can take the flight anytime from November 16 to December 15 on your Xbox One to fly as long as you want.

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Race the Sun on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Assassin’s Creed
While everyone else is busy playing the newly released Assassin's Creed Odyssey, wouldn't it be nice to go back to the root of the stealth action-adventure franchise and try out the first Assassin's Creed game of the series once again? Yes, we thought so.

The game explores the journey of fan-favorite master assassin of the brotherhood Altaïr in a battle against the Templars. So, plug yourself to Animus to walk the path of your assassin ancestor from November 1 to 15 on your Xbox One or Xbox 360.

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Assassin’s Creed on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Dante’s Inferno
When Visceral Games was shut down earlier, many fans have mourned but the studio left enough noteworthy titles behind they can still take pride for. One such name would be Dante’s Inferno, a game that is still praised for its art style and level design.

A product released by publisher Electronic Arts, the game follows the story of a Templar knight in his pursuit of vengeance to retrieve the soul of his love. Seek redemption for Dante from November 16 to the end of the month on Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Dante’s Inferno on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Apparently, you are getting $84.96 worth of free games for this month with your Xbox Live Gold membership. Become an Xbox Live Gold member today to enjoy these exciting titles each month exclusively on your Xbox consoles as well as great deal of games on discount in Microsoft Store.

Xbox Game Pass on the other hand offers some exciting games like Dead Island: Riptide, Outlast and Sniper Elite 4 alongside 100 other great games from Microsoft Store. If you are in doubt, then trying up that 14-Day Free Trial would be a good idea.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Classic Valve Titles are Backwards Compatible and Xbox One X Enhanced

Classic Valve Titles from Xbox 360 platform are now Xbox One X enhanced and backward compatible.

Fans of classic titles from developer/publisher Valve Corporation have been yearning for so long to get a sequel for their favorite games from old days for too long but at this moment they are busy with projects like Artifact and In the Valley of Gods.

However, some of those notable fan-favorite classics from Xbox 360 era are returning to modern day Xbox One console with astounding 4K enhancements for Xbox One X, courtesy of the backward compatibility feature of the Microsoft gaming platform.

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Classic Valve Titles are Xbox One X Enhanced Backwards Compatible

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An anthology collection Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 and Portal: Still Alive have been added to a list of enhanced games for Xbox One X along with 17 other that has been updated for the platform to run at higher resolution.

Now you can revisit and enjoy these old games once again at 9X the original pixel from existing assets. Other remarkable Xbox 360 enhanced titles includes the likes of Red Dead Redemption and Skate 3, which makes the list a total of 21.

RELATED: Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Very recently, the backward catalog of games have added Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and the entire Crysis trilogy. Back in August, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 joined the race and early releases from the Assassin's Creed series before that.

If Microsoft is giving Sony a fight with anything in terms of releasing exclusive games, then it is their backward compatibility feature of Xbox One. Because of their unique program, players are now able to take a trip back to memory lane with many of their favorite game.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Crysis Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox One backward compatibility feature brings all three games of the Crysis saga from Xbox 360 platform.

Originally released for PC back in 2007, Crysis from the first-person shooter game series by developer Crytek and publisher Electronic Arts was one of the best games for the platform that was later ported to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011.

Modern day eighth generation console players however, never had the pleasure to play the franchise on their respective platforms until now, because the Crysis trilogy of games is available from today on Xbox One via its backwards compatible feature.

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Crysis Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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If you are one of those nostalgic fans of old games, who happen to have a physical copy of the Xbox 360 version, then you are good to go with it right away and the same goes for digital copy too. Or you can always buy a copy of any of these titles from Xbox online marketplace by spending $19.99 only.

Microsoft gaming network spokesperson Larry Hryb, usually goes by the name Major Nelson on Twitter, has officially announced the good news today on social media.



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The first Crysis game follows an alien invasion on an island in 2020 where players take the role of U.S. Army Delta Force soldier Jake Dunn AKA Nomad fighting alien enemies, mercenaries and North Korean soldiers wearing futuristic nanosuit.

A sequel, Crysis 2 came out in 2011, which took place in New York City of 2023 starring US Marine Alcatraz, fighting an outbreak caused by an unknown virus and rescue scientist Nathan Gould. The second sequel, Crysis 3 launched in 2013 and brings back a series regular hero, Prophet.

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Though the series had quite the potential for more sequels, the developers decided not to continue because of the poor sales of Crysis 3. The studio is currently focusing their efforts on multiplayer horror shooter title Hunt: Showdown.

With the ever-growing directory of video games for Microsoft console, the entire Crysis series surely makes a fine addition. The most recent notable inclusion to this vast catalog is Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Sneak on your enemies like a snake in classic stealth espionage action titles Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 on Xbox One via backwards compatibility.

With blessings of the backwards compatible feature of Xbox One, many classic titles are joining an ever-growing catalog of Microsoft video game consoles. The most recent notable addition being Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

Both of these action-adventure stealth titles were released as Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for Xbox 360 back in 2011. Now they are available again for modern day platform in a single bundle worth of $19.99 only.

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Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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Following the original game that launched the series, MGS2 follows the story of Solid Snake as he is involved in an investigation of new prototype Metal Gear. When it was being transported to an undisclosed location, it came under attack by Russian mercenaries.

MGS3 is set in the 1960's and revolves around U.S. operative Naked Snake entering into Soviet territory in order to rescue a scientist. Things were going pretty smoothly until his mentor; The Boss decides to switch her allegiance with two portable nuclear missiles.

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Metal Gear Solid 2 has a 96% rating on Metacritic and has a boasting commercial success, making the title as one of the greatest of all time. Although not regarded as highly as its predecessor, Metal Gear Solid 3 has a commendable reputation as well.

With Hideo Kojima's departure from Konami and the most recent release of the series, Metal Gear Survive garnering mostly negative reception, the company was wise to focus on bringing back these classics as players can use some of these great titles now.

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If you happen to have Xbox 360 version physical copy of these games, you can simply get on board right away. Or if a digital copy is already owned by you, it is part of your library now and you are good to go with it for an adventure of tactical espionage.

Courtesy of Xbox One backwards compatible, every single game from the fan-favorite series has joined the platform except the original Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots because they were launched exclusively for PlayStation consoles.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for October 2018

October 2018 brings free games like Hitman: Blood Money and Stuntman: Ignition to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

We have come to a finish line with September and all pumped up for a new lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold for the subscribers on the month of October. All of these new titles from the list are up for Gold members to enjoy for a limited time.

For Xbox One, two games are listed while the other two supports Xbox 360 platform but can still be played on Microsoft's modern console using backward compatibility. If you still have some time left before September ends, you can access the free Games With Gold.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for October 2018

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Before diving deep for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on October 2018 for Xbox One.




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Overcooked!
The very first pick for the month is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game Overcooked which puts you into the role of a chef and be in charge of a rushed kitchen. Players are required to gather ingredients to cook dishes and serve customers as they wait in line.

Work alone or team up to a maximum crew of four to meet roll the dishes before the awaiting consumer storms out. This award-winning title full of crazy kitchen mayhem will be open for business on Xbox One from October 1 to 31.

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Overcooked! on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Victor Vran
Next up on the list of Games With Gold is an action role-playing title Victor Vran from developer Haemimont Games, which is built on a Gothic-fantasy theme. Titular character Victor is a seasoned demon slayer looking for liberating the cursed city of Zagoravia.

Although there is no specific character class to build, you can still make changes and customize your loadout in preparation for a swarm during combat. The fight against evil will start on Xbox One from October 16 and continue its run till November 15.

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Victor Vran on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Stuntman: Ignition
The third game for Gold members pits them in role of a Hollywood stunt driver who performs the adrenaline-fueled and death defying stunts for films. You job requires you to master your craft and pull off those amazing feats to get into Hollywood blockbusters.

Creating a reputation will earn you big-budget films and major commercial deals you have been eyeing for some time. The breathtaking adventures of this rookie stuntman will begin on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from October 1 to run till 15.

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Stuntman: Ignition on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Hitman: Blood Money
Finally, time to get back to the deadly world of a contract killer Agent 47, who takes up jobs form anonymous clients to fulfill them with excellent precession. Put on his iconic suit and get going with perfect execution plans to keep up your reputation on the market.

With upcoming Hitman 2 awaiting release on November 2018, this is the perfect moment to prep yourself up with inventive ideas to get the job done. You have from October 16 to the end of the month to take up deals on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Hitman: Blood Money on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Except for Hitman: Blood Money, the other three titles offer multiplayer, which you can enjoy a better and advanced experience with if you happen to have Xbox Live Gold membership. Plus, you are getting around $71.96 worth of free games for this month alone.

Also, Xbox Game Pass offers some exciting games as well like Forza Horizon 4 and Wolfenstein: The New Order alongside 100 other great games from Microsoft Store. If you are still not sure what to do then just try out the 14 days trail membership and then decide for yourself.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Infinty Ward's modern shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has joined backwards compatible list on Xbox One.

With the backwards compatible feature of Xbox One, many older generation games are making it to the modern consoles and Microsoft has done a great job adding more titles to the catalog. One of the most requested titles, first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has finally has joined the fray and has become playable on Xbox One using the feature. All of the games from Modern Warfare series have made it to the list.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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Originally MW2 was launched back in 2009 and came under heavy fire because of a controversial mission titled "No Russian", which features an infamous mass-shooting moment heavily resembles to the tragedies we face these days. Despite that, gamers loved the title very much for an appealing plot and till date it is still considered as one of the best modern shooters of past decade. Currently, a Remastered version is maybe in works but you can keep playing until that one drops.

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If you happen to own a disk or digital copy of the critically-acclaimed title, then you don't have to pay a single dime to enjoy it once again on Xbox One. However, if you have missed the game somehow back then, you can get a 25% discount at Microsoft Store before September 4 with an active Xbox Live Gold membership. Aside from an average single player mode, online multiplayer features of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is deemed greatest among the other games from the series.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for September 2018

September 2018 brings free games like Lego Star Wars III and Monster World to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

We are almost near the end of August and a new lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold is waving at the subscribers to welcome them on the month of September. Gold members can enjoy all of these new titles for a limited time while it lasts.

Just like last month, two of these games are for Xbox One and the remaining two from Xbox 360 platform but can still be played on Microsoft's modern console using backward compatibility. Meanwhile, you can still grab July’s free Games With Gold.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for September 2018

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Before going in for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on September 2018 for Xbox One.




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Prison Architect
First off, we have a prison simulation game, Prison Architect where you are in the role of construction and management of a max-security private penitentiary. From laying out grand designs for the facility to hiring stuff members for running it, you gotta do it all.

There will be riots, fire and even difficult hostage situation that needs to be taken care of wisely and this game tests if you are the right man for the job. This one will be available on Xbox One from September 1 to 30.

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Prison Architect on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Livelock
Up next, Livelock takes you into a war of the machines where you pick one from three different class of Catalyst, Hex or Vanguard before going to battlefield to enjoy a 3 player co-op to save humanity.

This top-down multiplayer shooter from developer Tuque Games may seem to resemble quite a lot like the Diablo series in terms of gameplay and is no less fun either. Starting from September 16, you will be able to access the game from September 16 on your Xbox One till October 15.

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Livelock on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
To give you a flavor of Star Wars love, LEGO brings you action-adventure title LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, based on the "The Clone Wars" animated show. Experience a tour around the galaxy to stop the Separatist army, engaging in boss fights and exploring space but amusingly in LEGO style, which is even more fun.

There are around 20 story-based missions within this game that no other LEGO game could offer you and you can get it within September 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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LEGO Star Wars III on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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At last, a blast from the past comes in the form of an anthology that captures the magic of three classic RPG titles in Sega Vintage Collection: Monster Worlds. This is a great chance to revisit Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World and Monster World IV, which was exclusive to Japan till now.

Onwards September 16 to the end of the month, you can indulge yourself into some retro adventure of Wonder Boy franchise on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Considering all of these great titles mentioned above for free and an advanced multiplayer experience, an Xbox Live Gold membership deserves a shot. Don't forget the exclusive discount offers in Microsoft Store against your monthly subscription that comes with it.

This month alone offers you $69.96 worth of free games and while a few days of August still lasts, members still have access to For Honor, Forza Horizon 2 and Disney Epic Mickey 2 from last month's lineup.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Grand Theft Auto V Court Ban on Cheat Mods

Court issues order for Take-Two Interactive to ban any program used for illegal mods and cheating on GTA.

It has been five years since controversial action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto V has been released and by now developer/publisher Rockstar Games have seen a lot success including the game doing extremely well in terms of sales and had their fair share of debates. The latest piece of quarrel is regarding a court order to shut down illegal mods that allow players to perform cheats in GTA V and Grand Theft Auto Online when playing the PC version of the game.

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Grand Theft Auto V Court Ban on Cheat Mods

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A Georgia resident named David Zipperer has been selling two mods by the name Absolute and Menyoo for some time now. Back in March, Rockstar Games has sued Zipperer with an allegation of infringing their copyright properties and violating terms of use of the game. The preliminary injunction won by parent company of the developers of GTA V, Take-Two Interactive bans him from selling those two mods and forbids creating any more unoriginal works for the title.

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What Absolute and Menyoo does is allowing players to alter a several number of in-game constraints, which makes the devs unhappy and uncomfortable. For single-player version of the game on PC, these mods are still available on various other hosting. However, it costs money when you try to use them GTA Online, multiplayer mode of GTA V. The mods will allow anyone to generate nearly unlimited amount of in-game currency that Rockstar Games sells to people for real money.

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Unlimited GTA Online Currency

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It hurts the developers because; this move has taken a significant toll on the quarterly revenue of Take-Two following the launch of GTA Online in 2013. They complained that mods created by Zipperer had cost them a minimum of $500,000 while damaged their reputation to legit players who couldn't keep up with cheaters and eventually quit playing after a time. Reportedly, upon receiving threat of taking legal action from Take-Two, makers of those mods had shut down their sites.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2018

August 2018 brings free games like Forza Horizon 2 and For Honor to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

August 2018 is nearly upon us and Xbox Live Gold is back again with a new lineup of free games for their subscribers. For a limited time, all of these titles will be exclusively available for Gold members.

Among these selected titles by Microsoft, two are for Xbox One and the other two Xbox 360 releases are also playable on the former using backward compatibility. Since there is some time left, you can grab July’s free Games With Gold using your membership access.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2018

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Before going in for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on August 2018 for Xbox One.




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Forza Horizon 2
Our very first pick for August 2018 is open-world racing game Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition. The title offers you to choose from a variety of 200 exotic cars and you are all set to rush throughout the streets of northern Italy or southern France like there is no tomorrow, courtesy of the 10th Anniversary Edition.

You can download it from August 1 to 31 and challenge your friends online for races and events while showing off your driving skills on day and night time.

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Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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For Honor
Next up, we have a medieval action hack and slash game, For Honor Standard Edition from developer/publisher studio Ubisoft. Players are open to choose to be Knights, Samurai or even Vikings as they enter for glory in a historical war.

Mastering the Art of Battle combat system will allow our armies to win over enemies as you explore the game in some of its multiplayer modes. The game will be accessible from August 16 to September 15 on all Xbox One consoles with Gold.

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For Honor on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Dead Space 3
Then engineer Isaac Clarke returns to fight off more of these creatures in survival horror title Dead Space 3, which originally came out for Xbox 360. He has been battling Necromorphs all through Dead Space series from Visceral Games and Electronic Arts.

This one will be great to play in online co-op mode to use some teamwork against the foes. Get this sci-fi horror game for Xbox One and Xbox 360 through your membership access within August 1 to 15.

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Dead Space 3 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Finally, we have platform magic title Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Blitz Games Studios and Disney Interactive Studios. Disney's classic character Mickey Mouse is back in action to save the Wasteland world with his magic paintbrush.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is there to aid him in a two-player co-op adventure against the Mad Doctor. Gold members are granted access to the title on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from August 16 to 31, so you better hurry up now.

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Epic Mickey 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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If you are thinking of getting a subscription for yourself, then you are in luck, because Microsoft is offering a great discount on it. You can enjoy a $20 off over the standard price for a 12-month subscription, which is currently going on for $39.99 only.

A three-month subscription on the other hand is available for only $9.99 and it saves you up a $15 off on the regular price. Besides, the Gold offerings for August seem pretty tempting to be honest, so it might be a smart choice after all.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lame AI Caused by Typo

It took five years for a modder to uncover a single typo in game's code after Aliens: Colonial Marines is released.

Despite belonging to the Alien science fiction movie series, first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines from Gearbox Software and Sega was terribly bashed over by fans and critics alike. To bring back fans of this popular sci-fi horror franchise; the game was initially planned as a canonic sequel to James Cameron’s movie Aliens. Not only had it suffered years of delay before releasing on 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but was heavily criticized for low graphics quality and weak enemy intelligence.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lame AI Caused by Typo

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Dedicated modders have been trying to improve the AI of the Xenomorph enemies lurking around so they would behave more agile and intelligent rather than fooling around like a drunken old person waiting to be blasted by Pulse Rifles all the time. A modder from ModDB known as jamesdickinson963 has discovered lately that a single letter "a" added in the word "tether" game's .INI files, which actually messed up code and caused them behave weirdly. Here’s the code:

ClassRemapping=PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachXenoToTether ->  PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachPawnToTeather

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Instead of coming at player on sight in a blood-thirsty aggression, the Xenomorphs mostly wander around casually like they have other things to do like coming in and out of vents, falling off wall, getting stuck on ceiling or running clueless than tearing you up in to pieces. Apparently, removing the typographical error from the code simply doesn't correct enemy AI behavior but it improves the gameplay by making them far more engaging in a fight than they used to.


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Just after fixing the typo in question, they start behaving more aggressively and play smart. Where the Alien from the first scenario was easily confused and went back when player started running away from it, the bug stayed focused on its prey on second encounter after correcting the error. Their sluggish and erratic movements are no longer there to make them look like bad jokes from a horror movie anymore.


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Gearbox Software simply failed to deliver what they promised in demos and it was nothing more than a mediocre shooter that portrayed the deadliest killing machines of the galaxy as some panzy bugs lurking around. Now, five years after the disastrous release of the title a modder has recently discovered that a single typo in code was one of the primary reasons for the terrible gameplay experience it delivered and upon fixing, it can have some serious impact on enemy AI.

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Developers should have noticed this error while testing if they weren't in such hurry to somehow release the game and be done with it, causing Aliens: Colonial Marines being a chaos in spaceship Sulaco. Hadn't it for their sloppy development, the game could've been a lot better than it turned out. Meanwhile, FoxNext is developing an Alien shooter game for PC and consoles. Publisher Dark Horse Comics is also adapting unused Alien 3 screenplay by William Gibson into a five-part comic-book series.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Player Beats Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

Hop in for a ride to Fallout: New Vegas as a fan beats the game in the most hardcore way you can think of!

A spin-off title of post-apocalyptic Fallout series, Fallout: New Vegas has a huge following even today who was anticipating for a sequel this year when Bethesda Softworks was actually teasing for their upcoming action role-playing game Fallout 76. Almost eight years have passed after it was launched and players are not yet tired making complete gameplay run of the game. However, we are here to talk about a fan that beats the game in the most unimaginable way possible.

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Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

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YouTuber Rheteam took a challenge for himself of beating the game on highest difficulty for non-lethal run, where he won't kill anyone or not take some serious damage to himself. He enabled permadeath and decided to do it without firing a gun but with a pair of boxing gloves to knock their socks off if encountered. Also, he did not take any companion for this personal quest, which took him to a series of episodic videos length over an hour each, finally completed.

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Below is the final episode from Rheteam, where he finishes up all the sidequests on his self-imposed standard.




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Switching to boxing gloves instead of weapons was only to save his skin in cases of hostile confrontations. His S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system attributes were cleverly distributed as 10 Strength, 1 Perception, 10 Endurance, 1 Charisma, 10 Intelligence, 7 Agility and 1 Luck. Putting more emphasis on his agility, endurance and strength was carefully planned to boost his gloves during combat. In 13:24 of the clip, he thought he accidentally killed a Fiend while taking his weapon off.

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One other interesting aspect of this gameplay is that no NPCs were killed by him either. Well, he didn't do it himself but rather lured them into an area where his friendly NPCs will take care of the situation. One of the trickiest sidequests were Three-Card Bounty outside Camp McCarran, where three characters; Cook-Cook, Violet and Driver Nephi had to die in order to complete it and the player simply positioned them precisely against each other so that they all were victims of friendly fire.

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Rheteam presumably used a mod to enable both hardcore mode and permadeath before beginning this journey. Since Fallout: New Vegas was designed to be flexible enough to make it possible for anyone interested to avoid killing, Rheteam just amped up the bar up a node to test his skills. Feast your eyes with a masterful gameplay run of the game if you are a fan of the game try to come up with some more difficult way to make another amazing wasteland trek.

Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

Bethesda director Todd Howard says that, they only make Skyrim ports because fans are still buying it.

It's been seven years that action role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks has been released and players are still so passionate about the game even today. Keeping that in mind, publisher Bethesda is also releasing the game on various ports every now and then. There are running jokes among fans on them doing ports for Skyrim and game director Todd Howard simply suggested them to stop playing the game if they want all these ports.

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Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

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Originally, TESV was released back in November 11, 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then in 2013, a Legendary Edition containing all DLC and a remastered Special Edition in 2016 was launched. The latest in the line of ports for Skyrim has made available for Amazon Echo after it was ported to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, VR and Xbox One. When they dropped a commercial starring Keegan-Michael Keys playing it on the device, many have thought of it as a spoof.

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Turns out, this parody trailer released at E3 2018 press conference from Bethesda titled "Very Special Edition" is very real and can be played on Amazon’s Alexa.




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Recently, company director Todd Howard is awarded as "Industry Legend" at the annual Gamelab event in Barcelona for his contribution on Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. Afterwards in an interview with Geoff Keighley, he states their reason for regularly making ports for Skyrim, which is simply because fans keep buying the game over and over. He made a valid point with that comment because TESV remains to be the most popular among the franchise till date.

"Even now, the amount of people who play Skyrim seven years later; millions of people every month are playing that game. That's why we keep releasing it. If you want us to stop releasing it, stop buying it."

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Skyrim offer players to assume the role of Dragonborn, a mortal man with the soul and power of a dragon, who is destined to save humanity from a fabled black dragon named Alduin. A massive open world environment is up for exploring during the quest and may compelling RPG elements increases replay value for the title. Although The Elder Scrolls VI has been teased during E3, it is still in early development phase and ain't coming anytime soon.

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Reportedly, TESV: Skyrim is listed as one of the games on Steam with most concurrent number of players alongside titles like Civilization V, Payday 2 and Rocket League, amassing more than 50,000 players simultaneously. Todd wants the worlds of Bethesda to be sustainable as long as he is here and since the game still sells, releasing newer ports isn't that bad of an idea. Maybe gamers are simply worried thinking that re-releasing an old game probably burns out creative energy of developers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Assassin's Creed Series is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Thanks to Xbox One backward compatibility, every Assassin's Creed games are now available to play on Xbox One.

Although Microsoft Studios has been lacking exclusive first-party titles for a while and going through a tough time competing with Sony, they did make some smart moves like teaming up with Nintendo by sharing their platform for cross-play and another is introducing backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games. After including a series of popular Star Wars games lately, Microsoft has made every Assassin's Creed video game released on Xbox 360 backwards compatible now.

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Assassin's Creed is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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With this new initiative of theirs, Microsoft is being more pro-consumer than their rival company to add an advantage over another. Players can now enjoy games like Crimson Skies and Dragon Age 2 without having jumped back at previous console from 2001. Without swapping to PC or changing platform, you can now have access to a massive library of classic games and players have spent more than 1 billion hours playing those titles on Xbox One already.

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Director of Programming for Xbox Live, Larry Hryb has recently announced on Twitter that two more games have been added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list. One of them being Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD from 2012 and another is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter from 2006. Even though many are still trying to complete Assassin’s Creed Origins while eagerly waiting for the next title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it is nice to have the ability to play the entire series on Xbox One.



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PlayStation Vita was the initial platform for Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, which was later re-released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As new generation of consoles made their debut, Ubisoft introduced Assassin's Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed Unity for old and new platforms. Back then, only newly released titles from the franchise could be played in modern consoles but now, Microsoft has made the whole fan-favorite series accessible by added all of them to backwards compatibility list.

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Generation of Assassin's Creed

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The extended catalog now includes Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, AC: Brotherhood, AC: Revelations, Assassin's Creed III, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and AC Rogue. This is a great new move that allows players to move to a newer console and not leaving their favorite games behind but unfortunately, doesn't get enough credit for some unknown reason. New generation of gamers can now easily enjoy these awesome games and become a fan, which is good for business.