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Category Archives: Xbox 360 News

Minecraft Title Update 19 Coming Soon

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4J Studios have released the trailer for the soon to be incoming Title Update 19 for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, (CU 7 for Xbox One).

This will feature some exciting new additions, namely;

    New Mobs – Wither, Wither Skeletons, Witches, Bats, Donkeys, Mules Beacons Coloured clay Hardened clay Hay bale Activator rail Daylight sensor Dropper Hopper Minecart with TNT Firework star Nether star Trapped chest New tutorial map Horse spawn egg Horses

Yes, that’s right, horses. Having played the PC version, the horses are a great way of getting around, they’re much faster than pig-riding.

4J have confirmed that Minecraft 1.6.4 is rolling out to 360 and One now, and I’m looking forward to this and posibility of riding off into the sunset.

I wonder if they’ll produce Minecraft beans to sit around the campfire with at night?

Have a look at the trailer 4J released and let us know what you think.

Oh, did I mention the horses?

DONTNOD Tell Us That Life Is Strange

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Do you remember DONTNOD entertainment? They created the memory muddling third-person adventure, Remember Me.

This time they’ve teamed up with Square Enix to announce a new adventure, featuring teen Max Caufield, called Life Is Strange.

This will reunite Max with her former friend Chloe as the pair begin to uncover some disturbing truths behind the disappearance of a fellow student, Rachael Amber, in the fictional Oregon town of Arcadia Bay.

This will be an episodic, narrative-driven story as you guide Max through her discovery of time-manipulation, which she uses to save the life of her friend Chloe.

While there is no confirmed release date for Life Is Strange yet on Xbox 360 & Xbox One, if it’s anything like Remember Me in the playability stakes, it should be one to watch out for.

Have a look at the trailer, courtesy of our friends at Machinima.

Games With Gold Goes SSX-y

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December’s next Games with Gold title is released this very day.

As we reported back in November, this is EA Sports’ SSX, a reboot of the game of the same name from earlier generation consoles.

So, take on a wintry theme and slip & slide down the realistic, real world locations in this version from 2012. Get off the nursery slopes and pull some moves to wow the crowds and if you’re a Gold member, (which, let’s face it, you are, right?) it’s free!

Need convincing? Here, take a look at the launch trailer, while it’s downloading, then drop out of that chopper and get carving, dude.

Celebrate The Countdown To 2015 With Xbox Deals

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2015 is closing in fast and to bring in the New Year Xbox are releasing daily and weekly deals for Xbox Live Gold members, so why not treat yourself to some of these Xbox deals, which will be available until December 22 when a new load of deals go live:

Xbox One Content Title Content Type Discount %   Magic 2015* Xbox One Game 50%   Call of Duty Ghosts Xbox One Game 50%   NBA Live 15 Xbox One Game 35%   Battlefield 4 Premium Edition Xbox One Game 50%   PES 2015  Xbox One Game 33%   Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Xbox One Game 67%   Evil Within* Xbox One Game 50%   Wolfenstein the New Order Xbox One Game 50%   Thief* Xbox One Game 67%   The Crew + ACU Bundle* Xbox One Game 25%   The Crew + Far Cry 4 Bundle* Xbox One Game 25%   Assassins Creed Unity Xbox One Game 17%   How to Survive Storm Warning Ed Xbox One Game 33%   Lords of the Fallen Xbox One Game 40%   Killer Instinct Double Ultra Bundle Xbox One Game 33%   Powerstar Golf Full Game Unlock Xbox One Game 50%   Kinect Sports Rivals Xbox One Game 50%  Xbox 360 Content Title Content Type Discount % Resident Evil 5* Games on Demand 20-67% Resident Evil 6* Games on Demand 40-50% Resident Evil Code Veronica X* Games on Demand 20-67% ResidentEvil Raccoon City* Games on Demand 50-75% Resident Evil Revelations* Games on Demand 67% Skate 3* Games on Demand 75% NCAA 14 Games on Demand 67% Titanfall Game of the Year Edition* Games on Demand 75% Battlefield 4 » Continue Reading.

After Burner Climax To Be Pulled From XBLA

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That’s right, the iconic jet shooter is to lose it’s XBLA status from December the 24th on Xbox 360.  The arcade-port, which has been available since 2010, is thought to be suffering the same fate as Sega’s Outrun Online, where a licensing agreement expired. In Outrun’s case it was the agreement with Ferrari, in After Burner’s case, it looks to be the agreement with one or all of the aircraft manufacturers appearing in the game.

What does this mean for you if you’ve already bought the game? Nothing at all at the minute. You can still play it once it’s delisted and you can still re-download an already purchased copy, you just won’t be able to buy a new copy after Christmas Eve.

Bad news for those of us who remember the original, and want to pretend to be flying the Decepticon, Starscream around on the cheap.

Deals With Gold 9/12/14

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Xbox Live’s Major Nelson has revealed the latest deals with gold, this week it’s all about Popcap. If you don’t have EA Access then Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a must! Discounts are valid now through 15 December 2014.

Xbox One Content Title Content Type Discount % Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Xbox One Game 66% Peggle 2 Xbox One Game 60% Xbox 360 Content Title Content Type Discount % Peggle Arcade 50% Bejeweled  3 Arcade 50% Peggle Nights Add-on 50% Zuma’s Revenge Arcade 50% Plants vs Zombies Arcade 50% Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Games on Demand 66% Feeding Frenzy 2 Arcade 50% Feeding Frenzy Arcade 50% Zuma Arcade 50%

Xbox Live On 360 Outage Claimed By Hackers

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Online hackers have claimed responsibility for the current issues that are affecting the Xbox Live Core Services for the 360 platform.

The hackers are also said to be responsible for a similar outage on the PSN and have threatened a similar outage for the Xbox One Live service on Christmas Day.

All other services on the One platform seem to have been unaffected so far, but the 360 Core Service is still out into it’s third day of outage.

What is this likely to mean if you still use the 360, well, my experience so far has been the offer of an update for the console, then this failing to download and the console rebooting.

Obviously, you can still play disc-based games, but many titles gameplay is centred around the online multi-player experience and rather than affect the big corporation that Microsoft is, as a gaming colleague has intimated, this just succeeds in irritating the ordinary gamer.

Microsoft are yet to comment on this malicious attack. When they do, we’ll bring you news of the outcome.

Warface Shut Down By Microsoft

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Crytek, having announced that Warface was being pulled from the Xbox 360 a few days ago, has responded to the many messages in support of the game they say they have received, by claiming it was Microsoft who decided to shut Warface down, not them.

A Crytek representative, speaking to Game Informer, clarified their position,

“With Microsoft acting as publisher for Warface on Xbox 360, we are bound by their decision to phase out the game on their console. We appreciate their efforts in supporting Warface up to this point, but, like the many players we’re hearing from, we are sad to see the game leave Xbox 360″

Warface’s community team also chipped in on the Xbox Forums,

“(Microsoft) are always evaluating our portfolio to ensure experiences available on Xbox suit the needs of our community. Player demand and creative direction sometimes mandate that we shift our focusonto other games and opportunities.

There was no confirmation, either way on whether Warface would be making it’s way to the Xbox One front line & I can’t help but wonder if this is in some way signalling the beginning of the end for the online Live experience for the 360.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Comes To Xbox 360

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Torn Banner & Mercenary Technology have finally published their previously Steam-only, online multiplayer hack and slash title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare through Activision on Xbox 360.

This 12 player, online melee gives you an idea of the scale of Medieval slaughter like never before. First person, full of gore & guts, it will allow you to dismember your opponent with an arsenal of over 60 implements of dark age pain. From battle axes to broadswords, longbows to javelins, find new ways of disembowelling your friends, and let’s face it, there’s always one you’ve been dying to smack round the face with a steel gauntlet, isn’t there?

You can also employ some of the more advanced seige engines and defence weapons from the era. Battering rams, boiling pitch, catapults & Ballista are just a few of the very latest in Medieval tech made available to you.

The game will allow you to switch between first person and a third person tactical view at any point also, to give you that bird’s-eye battle perspective. Army tactics and strategy should bring you that little bit closer, and if one team member is constantly letting you down, you can always make him a few inches shorter with a stroke of your sword.

So, have your squire buff your armour and sharpen that blade. It’s Chivalry time. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is out now on Xbox 360, through Xbox Live, priced £11.99 & rated 18.

What Would Make The Ultimate Gaming Room?

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Many of us make do with what we have in terms of where we game. The majority of gamers probably use their living room TV and sofa to do their gaming on, and some of us may have a spare room that we can use. But those rooms will usually serve other purposes too, especially if you live with other people.

For most of us it’s pure fantasy to have a space that is completely dedicated to gaming, but if you played the lottery and happened to land the jackpot, you’d be able to create the perfect gaming room – along with fulfilling all kinds of other dreams, of course!

So what would you include in your ultimate gaming room? For a start, you might move to a bigger home, where you’d have enough space to include a gaming heaven. Then, you could get a team in to install sufficient sockets (you can never have enough), custom-built surface space to accommodate your consoles and computers, as well as special tinting on the windows so you wouldn’t get any glare on the screen, and UV wouldn’t damage any of your gaming equipment. You’d add in some task lighting and mood lighting, so that you can give the room different ambiences depending on what mood you’re in.

Obviously comfortable gaming chairs are a must – not just for you, but also for any of your gaming buddies who come round. You’ll need built-in storage for all your accessories and discs, and other gaming paraphernalia. Then when you’ve got the room set up, then you could splash out of any of the following:

The $13,000 gaming PC from Yoyotech

IF you want perfect 4k resolution on all the 3D games that are available, choose something like the XDNA Aurum 24K, » Continue Reading.