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UK Based Gaming Superfans – Do You Want To Be On A TV Show?

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Are you a superfan of Xbox, gaming, Call of Duty, Shooters, RPG’s, or even anything non-gaming related? Victory Television, a Sony company, are in production with a brand new gameshow called The Fanatic. The series has been described as “a fun new game show which celebrates the most passionate, most knowledgeable and most devoted fans in Britain, and gives them a chance to show off what they know!”

A poster was sent to thisisxbox, and if you’re reading this right now we would love you to apply!

If you do happen to get involved or apply by emailing Victoria Television, let thisisxbox know your progress if you consider yourself a Super Fan – you might win an amazing prize??

Xbox One – Special Edition Armed Forces Controller And Headset

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The Xbox News Wire has revealed that US gamers can currently get to grips with a new custom controller. The Special Edition Armed Forces range is set to hit retail with a matching stereo headset as detailed below:

Get ready to own the battlefield with the new Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller and Stereo Headset. As the first set of custom accessories for Xbox One, the controller and headset feature a modern camouflage pattern and military look and are available for pre-order starting today in the U.S and Canada.

The controller and headset will be on store shelves worldwide beginning in October and are priced at $64.99 (Xbox One Wireless Controller) and $89.99 (Xbox One Stereo Headset) USD ERP.

Via: Wire

Want To Win Titanfall Goodies? (Winner Announced)

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*** Winner Update *** We’ve picked our winner. Congratulations @GearsofMush. You should have already received a DM from @KrisWB.

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Thank’s all for entering.

We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Level Up Wear, or lvlp in short, to offer TiX readers the chance to get their hands these two fantastic officially licensed Titanfall branded T Shirts.

LVLP has set a mission statement all about revolutionising the gaming merchandise landscape. It was created in 2007 in Brussels, Belgium by a group of gamers with the intention to be the #1 gaming merchandise brand in Europe. Thier not so secret weapon is a winning mix of original, fashionable designs and best-in-class quality, unleashed on some of the best games out there.

All you need to do to win the above is retweet the message below and ensure you are following both @ThisisXbox AND @LVLP:

Want to win @titanfallgame goodies? http://t.co/MA44GIrkWm RT & Follow @ThisisXbox and @LVLP to enter. T&C's apply. #TiXLVLPFALL

— This is Xbox (@thisisxbox) July 12, 2014

@KrisWb (Assistant Editor for ThisisXbox) will carefully select a winner after the competition closes on Sunday 20th July 2014 at 12pm midnight BST UK Time. Only UK residents can enter. The winner be notified by Tuesday 22nd July 2014 by DM. Both t-shirts are large sizes.

After you’ve entered head on over to www.eu.levelupwear.com to see the full their full lineup of licensed branded apparel, accessories, bag, wallets and much more. Check out their Facebook page whilst you’re at it;  https://www.facebook.com/lvlpclothing.

Xbox At San Diego Comic-Con Detailed

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The Xbox News Wire has dropped an information overload for Comic-Con International: San Diego. What is the biggest, craziest, most awesome pop culture convention in the world is happening from July 24th-27th and Xbox will be in sunny Southern California, bringing its A-game.

If you are heading that way you might want to check out the following:

Halo: Nightfall First-Look

Thursday, July 24, 11:45AM – 12:45PM, Room 6BCF

Prepare for your next step in the Halo Journey with a deep-dive into Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Join 343’s Kiki Wolfkill (Executive Producer), Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director) along with key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew, and be among the first to get the details of the story and production.

The Fusion of Art and Style in Sunset Overdrive

Thursday, July 24, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Room 5AB

Join Xbox Live’s Major Nelson to get an inside look into the inspiration behind the vibrant and off-the-wall style of Sunset Overdrive, a new open-world action game coming exclusively to the Xbox One this fall. Audience members will be the first to see new Sunset Overdrive content illustrating the creative freedom the game offers players. Hear directly from Insomniac Games’s Drew Murray and Marcus Smith (Game and Creative Director, respectively) along with art director Jacinda Chew and lead character artist Gavin Goulden.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Developer Panel

Friday, July 25, 10:15AM – 11:15AM, Room 6BCF

Join 343 Industries’ Senior Producer, Dennis Ries, and Franchise Director, Frank O’Connor, Certain Affinity’s President and original Halo 2 multiplayer and online design lead, Max Hoberman, and other guests for an in-depth conversation about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Fans can hear about what to expect from the highly anticipated compilation and discuss the efforts being made » Continue Reading.

Cliff Bleszinski Get’s Back In The Saddle

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Cliff Bleszinski, (aka CliffyB) former Design Director for Epic Games has spread the news via twitter that he is getting back into making games again. It is not yet clear if this announcement is related to the next Gears of War game in development for Xbox One from Black Tusk Studios who are developing the game for Microsoft Studio’s.

I'm officially coming out of retirement to make video games again. Stay tuned here for details in the next 7 days! #DontCallItAComeback

— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) June 30, 2014

Maybe this news is something un-Gears or Xbox One related, but Cliffy B doesn’t seem the “small-fry” kind of guy to us?

We’ll keep you posted if this gets even more interesting!

Xbox One Profile Updates For Xbox.com

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Major Nelson has confirmed via his infamous blog that the much-needed improvements to Xbox.com for Xbox One profiles is soon to be ready available. Currently for Xbox One owners, profiles are fixed on the last games that you played on Windows 8.1 or Xbox 360 (with Achievements) but “your Xbox One profile, Achievements, friends, followers, and game clips – will be viewable on Xbox.com beginning next week.”

The Xbox One has been around since November 2013 and Xbox.com has previously been lacking in features that make the site and the new console more social. Coupled with a decline in forum members on Xbox.com it seems Microsoft and the Xbox team should hopefully start looking at new ways for member engagement after the next update?

Here’s a preview of what to expect:

Via: Major Nelson

EGX London 2014 – Battlefield Hardline, Sunset Overdrive, Alien: Isolation And Many More Announced

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Gamer Network (in partnership with Virgin Media) has revealed a small selection of the huge number of games that will available to play at EuroGamer London 2014 this September.

Battlefield Hardline, Sunset Overdrive and Alien: Isolation are just some of the games headlining this year’s show, with other titles already confirmed from the likes of 2K Games, Electronic Arts, Activision and SEGA, as well as the console platform holders Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, and VR powerhouse Oculus.

EGX London 2014 takes place at Earls Court, London, from Thursday 25th September to Sunday 28th September, and is expected to attract 80,000 gamers. For the first time in its history the event will occupy two full floors of Earl’s Court One, packing the space with hundreds of playable pre-release games, along with exclusive developer session presentations on the hour every day and a host of other attractions.

Other playable games include Evolve and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from 2K Games and the aforementioned Destiny from Activision and Battlefield Hardline from Electronic Arts. SEGA’s Alien: Isolation, voted game of the show at this year’s EGX Rezzed, will also feature in a big way.

Ticket sales have been very strong with super passes, early-entry tickets and Saturday day passes already sold out. Remaining tickets can be purchased via the EGX London website: http://www.egxlondon.net/tickets

This year’s full line-up of playable games, developer sessions and other features will be announced over the next three months, but organisers can already confirm that the following games will be playable:

2K Games

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Evolve

Activision

    Destiny

Electronic Arts

    Battlefield Hardline

Gaijin Entertainment

    War Thunder

Microsoft Studios

    Fable Legends Forza Horizon 2 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Project Spark Sunset Overdrive

SEGA

Has Aaron Paul Turned Your Console On?

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We hear that the new Xbox One commercial is turning on consoles and leaving some owners annoyed in the process. In the new ad which features Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad, he says “Xbox On” at the start of the commercial. It’s enough to trigger Xbox Ones around the world  to turn on.

According to the BBC despite other commercials having voice commands, apparently Paul’s voice hits the sensor just right to create problems.

The instruction appears to trigger the machine’s Kinect voice/motion sensor, activating the console.

A spokesman for the firm said it had no comment at this time, but noted that previous ads had also featured voice commands.

A few others have taken to Twitter complain:

@Xbox your new TV advert is annoying the hell outta me. Aaron Paul keeps turning my console on… #stooooop

— Tom Neal (@TomNeal) June 12, 2014

HAHAHA omg. @aaronpaul_8 just turned my Xbox One via the Xbox advert. (Which triggered the IR blaster to switch my TV off..) Amazing.

— Qassim (@DrW_Qass) June 12, 2014

Has Aaron Paul turned on your Xbox One?

Xbox E3 2014 Brief – Key Announcements

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The Xbox E3 Media briefing kicked off at 5.30pm (after a pre-show) today with some of the most top titles and new announcements. If you watched the LIVE streams as it happened across many different devices and website’s – you too might have almost wet yourself with excitement!

The show opened with Phil Spencer on a smaller stage this year, with the purpose of showcasing the passion and creativity of gaming across the world to millions of viewers live from LA. Creators, publishers and gamers were thanked, “humbled and amazed” said Spencer when talking about how Xbox One gamers are shaping the future of Xbox, “we are better for it” – The entire briefing was dedicated to games to make Xbox One the best place to play games this generation.

The first look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was displayed, showing a war torn futuristic environment and truly spectacular visuals. The game is under development from Sledgehammer Games and will be released November 4th 2014. All DLC will reach Xbox gamers first (confirmed). First impressions seemed very positive and this could be the Call of Duty we’ve been waiting for, for a long time – something on the scale of the original Modern Warfare. Imaginative, action-packed and intense. Noticeably drones appear like Kryl in the Gears of War franchise, swarming in large dangerous bursts of evil.

Turn 10 came on stage to state that almost a million gamers a week are gaming on Forza games. Confirmation that Nürburgring track was to be made available today for FREE on Forza 5. It is a motorsports complex around the village of Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (google it for more info). The most important Top 10 Studio’s premiere was Horizon 2 with a full » Continue Reading.

New Mad Catz Xbox One Range

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Mad Catz has announced today a new range of licensed audio headsets for Xbox One under the TRITTON gaming audio brand. Each headset in the range has been designed to deliver exceptional audio quality specifically tuned to the needs of the gamer.

Headsets launching include:

TRITTON Kunai – Stereo Gaming Headset Designed for extreme comfort and extended gaming sessions, Kunai comes to Xbox One with superior stereo audio, high-quality build and an eye-catching design. Kunai is also compatible with MP3 players and a wide variety of audio devices.

TRITTON Kama – Stereo Gaming Headset A fully featured stereo headset featuring in-line audio controls and precision-balanced 40mm speakers. Kama is also compatible with MP3 players and a wide variety of audio devices

TRITTON Kaiken – Mono Chat Headset An ideal upgrade to the communicator found in pack, Kaiken can be worn on the left or right ear and features in-line controls for volume and chat.

Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, said, “We are excited to introduce our range of professional gaming audio headsets to the Xbox One platform. We believe the range continues to build upon our strong TRITTON brand and provides quality audio, particularly for multiplayer communication, that is desired by the passionate gamer. With audio accounting for nearly 50% of our net sales, we expect the range to make a significant contribution to growth and profitability in fiscal 2015.”