It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for, Violation’s next Saints Row title has finally been announced and it’s coming to both the Xbox One and Xbox 360, sometime in 2015 and it’ll set you back $20.
Gat out of Hell is a brand new, stand alone addition to the Saints Row universe where you play as the legendary Johnny Gat who is trying to rescue his boss from Satan… in Hell.
The game will feature co-op, devil wings and guns that are named after things from the bible.
It looks bat shit insane and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
In Spring 2015, Xbox One gamer’s can experience what has been described as the definitive version of State of Decay with the Year-One Survival Edition. Undead Labs’ hit game from the Xbox 360 is undergoing an evolution for the Xbox One in which more will be revealed closer to the games release next year.
It was confirmed that the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will include the original State of Decay, in 1080p, the DLC Add-on packs Breakdown and Lifeline, and finally some entirely new content.
State of Decay on Xbox 360 scored 50% from thisisxbox.com:
With game breaking technical issues, promises just not delivered upon and a promising start but ultimately weak narrative SoD could have been so much more. That said it was a massively impressive first attempt for Undead Labs, I look forward to hearing from them on game add-ons and developments.
When more specific details of release have been provided, we’ll keep you updated. ThisisXbox may not have been fans of the original last year before DLC and updates were inroduced, but we should hopefully have an Xbox One review closer to release.
The September Xbox One dashboard update is now rolling out to One owners around the globe and it contains a range of new features that the community has begged for since the system launched.
The latest update contains a range of new features but two of them stand above the rest. One users will be excited to hear that their system will now be able to play media files directly from a USB device or from a network media server on the new media player app as well as new party options which let you designate a leader and change various party settings such as whether people need an invite to join and the ability to kick people.
If you don’t want to wait for the update to hit your console, you can force the update right now by going into your Xbox One system settings and pressing the ‘system update’ button.
Full details of other new additions can be found below thanks to Major Nelson.
A new Media Player app: Play media files from an attached USB device or a network connected home media server with the new media player app – DNLA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like Mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and MKV, which will be added by the end of the year.
Party on in the new and improved Party App: Be the leader of your party with the new party leader setting. As the party leader, you can change whether the party requires invitations and you can remove others from the party. The updated app also lets you see what activities everyone in your party is doing and who is playing in the same game with you in addition to being able to quickly perform common actions like muting, joining, or sending game invites.
New features for SmartGlass: You can now post status messages from the Activity Feed and comments, or share items from both your Activity Feed and Game Clips. Along with the new comment and share features, a personalized Activity Feed has been added to your profile and messages have been updated to a new layout supporting a full conversation view. Additionally, we are adding the ability to record game clips directly from the Now Playing bar. Finally, for users who upgrade the app directly, we have introduced a What’s New page highlighting the features of each release.
“Xbox On” capabilities in Australia, Canada (French), Italy, Spain, and Mexico: New regions will have the ability to use the “Xbox On” Kinect voice command to power on their consoles when they’re in connected standby (Instant On) mode.
Boot to TV: Now Xbox One owners will be able to set their console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.
Bandwidth Usage Display: Bandwidth Usage will show users how much bandwidth their Xbox One is consuming over a period of time, a useful tool for those who want to track against bandwidth caps set by ISPs in certain markets.
GameDVR deletes: Users will be able to choose multiple GameDVR clips to delete at once in the Upload app.
Save your Avatar Gamerpic: A new option to save Avatar Gamerpics to users’ OneDrive.
Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be pleased to hear that the next batch of free games available in the Games with Gold program have been announced… you may not like what games are included in it though.
Xbox One owners will receive one free game this month, Capybara Games’ single player shooter Super Time Force will be available throughout the month of September, replacing Striker Suit Zero. Crimson Dragon will continue to be available to download as well.
Until mid September, Xbox 360 users will be able to download the fantastic Xbox Live Arcade title Monaco: Whats Yours Is Mine which will then be replaced by Bungie’s Halo Reach for the remaining half of the month.
Remember, you only have three more days to download the current Games with Gold titles which are Striker Suit Zero on the One and Dishonored on the 360.
What do you think about the latest batch of Games with Gold titles? Let us know below.
Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity will now be released on November 11th in the US and on November 13th across Europe. Claiming that the two extra weeks will help ensure the quality of the game meets fans’ expectations by release.
Vincent Pontbriand, senior producer at Ubisoft:
As we got close to the finish, we realized we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin’s Creed Unity is exceptional. We sincerely appreciate players’ commitment to the game and their patience. It’s just a couple more weeks. And it’s going to be worth it.
The US release date for Assassin’s Creed Rogue remains unchanged as November 11th, but in EMEA territories, Assassin’s Creed Rogue will now release November 13th, alongside Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Destiny, the first AAA blockbuster title this holiday season is set to be released in just a few weeks time and it seems that Xbox One owners will be able to pre-load the game, so they’re able to play it the second it hits midnight on release day.
A listing earlier today on Xbox.com which revealed that the Destiny Digital Guardian edition of the game will be available to pre-load and it’ll set you back $59.99.
Microsoft pulled the page shortly after it went live however Polygon managed to grab screenshot before it was removed.
Since then, Microsoft has confirmed that Bungie’s Destiny will be one of the games that Xbox One owners will be able to pre-load in advance of the games release on September 9th 2014. The official ‘window’ in which you’ll be able to pre-load the game will be detailed shortly.
Will you be picking up Destiny on the Xbox One? If so, will you take advantage of the pre-load offer? Let us know in the comments below!
Sledgehammer Games has finally released more information about the new feature in Advanced Warfare multiplayer, simply known as supply drops.
If you’ve played Counter Strike: Global Offensive or Battlefield 4, you’ll be familiar with this new feature to the Call of Duty franchise. As you play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, you’ll earn experience and rank up like you traditionally would, unlocking weapons and gear as you progress but you’ll now have a random chance at receiving a supply drop crate while playing or completing challenges.
These supply drops contain over 1,000 pieces of unique gear, split into three categories; weapon loot, character gear and reinforcement. Each of these three categories has a varying level of rarity which are enlisted, professional and elite.
The majority of the gear included in the supply drops is cosmetic however weapon loot can have different stats to the base weapon model, such as having a higher fire rate but a lower overall damage per bullet.
What do you think of supply drops? A neat addition to the Call of Duty franchise? Let us know in the comments below!
The Xbox Wire has revealed the date for the Forza Horizon 2 Demo on Xbox One which will launch on September 16th 2014 plenty of time before the full game hits digital and retail stores from September 30th.
Forza Horizon 2 fans, you’ve been asking for it and today we’ve got news: The Forza Horizon 2 demo for Xbox One is coming on September 16! If you haven’t been lucky enough to be at E3, Gamescom, PAX, or any of the other shows where Forza Horizon 2 has made an appearance, September 16 will be your day to finally get hands-on with the latest open-world action racing game from Playground Games. Explore the beauty of southern Europe in a handful of the world’s most beautiful cars in this demo, which has been designed to give you a brief taste of what to expect when Forza Horizon 2 launches on Xbox One, beginning on Sept. 30.
A complete list of achievements was also revealed based on challenges, tracks, and experience. For more details on these head on over to the Xbox Wire on Xbox.com if gamerscore floats your boat!
Funk of Titans is described by developer’s A Crowd of Monsters as an addictive and fun action-platform game for the Xbox One.
The player will control Perseus through a blaxploitation of the greek mythology: jumping platforms, collecting vinyls, beating enemies, riding Pegasus and confronting the evil Music Titans in epic dance battles to recover the real and only holy music: the funk!
Check out the latest gameplay trailer above and we’ll keep you posted or surprise you with a review in due course.