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Category Archives: Xbox One

Bungie Cuts Loose Halo And Destiny Composer Marty O’Donnell

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Bungie has severed ties with Marty O’Donnell, well known for creating the iconic sounds within the Halo franchise. Having worked on the sound track for Bungie’s newest shooter ‘Destiny’ alongside Sir Paul McCartney, it is not known to thisisxbox if O’Donnell was asked to discontinue his work or that all tracks have now been completed.

I'm saddened to say that Bungie's board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014.

— Marty O'Donnell (@MartyTheElder) April 16, 2014

Bungie released the following:

For more than a decade, Marty O’Donnell filled our worlds with unforgettable sounds and soundtracks, and left an indelible mark on our fans. Today, as friends, we say goodbye. We know that wherever his journey takes him, he will always have a bright and hopeful future. We wish him luck in all his future endeavors.

Destiny is scheduled for release on September 9th 2014

Wolfenstein: The New Order – Nowhere To Run

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Hitting shelves on May 20th for Xbox 360 and Xbox One is Wolfenstein: The New Order, in development by MachineGames & published by Bethesda. Wolfenstein A new trailer has surfaced to 1) show us a little more of what to expect and 2) add to the hype machine in preparation for launch. Of course, we enjoy adding to said machine so enjoy the below and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts below.

The Evil Within: PAX Trailer

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Over the pond at PAX 2014 a new trailer for The Evil Within from Tango Gameworks and Bethesda Softworks, has been unleashed. This survival horror game is going to be released on August 26 for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This is the UK version of the trailer.

The World Of Lemuria – Child Of Light Trailer

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Travel with Aurora in the World of Lemuria, where amazing adventures await! Discover fairytale landscapes in a magical world. Following Aurora in her quest to save the kingdom of Lemuria by bringing back the three sources of Light.

Oh, to explore the wilds of a land unseen To come away to a place far bigger than a dream.

Check out the new trailer above!

Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare – FREE New ‘Zomboss Down’ DLC Out Now

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Out Today for Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions,  the hilarious shooter Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare heads to the Wild West in Zomboss Down, the brand-new free* downloadable game pack. The new pack will feature even weirder shooter fun with the new Cactus Canyon Gardens and Graveyards Map, eight new playable characters, over 200 wild customization items, an increased Level cap from 20 to 30 for each character, and all-new challenges to accomplish.

In Zomboss Down the plants have blasted down Dr. Zomboss’s blimp and unleashed packs of zombies, who are now roaming the desert and battling their way through the wreckage to reach the local golf course. This golf course doubles as a super-secret facility housing a Cactus army on the unbelievable new Gardens and Graveyards Map, Cactus Canyon. Players will also enjoy increased character levels and eight fun new characters like the Archeologist Zombie, the Wrestling Star Zombie, the Law Pea and the Sun Pharaoh. In addition, players will discover weapon upgrades and skins for new characters, new accessories, tattoos and facial hair, and even more.

Xbox One – New System Update To Roll Out Today

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A new system update is rolling out today for the Xbox One Console. Based on feedback from the ‘Update Preview Program’, where Xbox One users have volunteered to test out system updates and new features before mass roll out, this new title update will being the following updates to the Xbox One system:

Here’s the final breakdown of the features rolling out to Xbox One systems starting today and over the next few days:

    Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently. Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list. Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to be fine-tuned for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands. For example, we’ve updated some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands. Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements. Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We’ll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements. Controller and headset adapter firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity. Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available.If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take » Continue Reading.

GTA V For Xbox One Rumors Again

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An Xbox One release of Grand Theft Auto V has already been rumoured for some time already having been reported on thisisxbox early February. What was an originally outed for Xbox One by a Czech Republic retailer has now evolved into Romania, as their retailer’s are also taking pre-orders for the hotly tipped title.

A well known Romanian retailer called Altex are also accepting pre-orders for the game on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 with an estimated June 15th 2014 release date. As we’ve said before – Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One, PS4 and PC are all likely to resemble each other very closely and feature more explicitly intricate detailing visually than what you see on Xbox 360 and PS3. It would be a great move to release such a massive title as this on our next-gen systems, so should anything get confirmed from Rockstar Games in the coming weeks, we’ll keep you posted.

More information may come to light at E3 2014 this June!

Thanks: Gamepur

Titanfall: First DLC Pack – Expedition Coming In May

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Respawn have used PAX East, a gaming event in the US, to announce the first DLC Pack for Titanfall, coming in May, called Expedition. It will bring three new maps to Titanfall.

Titanfall: Expedition DLC! Three new maps coming May, 2014. #Titanfall pic.twitter.com/lFklKpSsJm

— Titanfall (@Titanfallgame) April 12, 2014

The image shown in the tweet is called Swampland. Appearing to be made up of forests and large trees which will be great fun with the free running ability of Titan pilots. Second map is called Runoff, which Respawn describe as having a lot of “pipes and water.” The third and final map is called War Games. Based on the training area for Titan pilots.

With the news of the first DLC arriving as soon as May, the Patch this week which brought private matches to Xbox One and Titanfall’s release on Xbox 360, Respawn and Xbox are really capitalizing on the success of the first New Gen FPS.

Bound By Flame – Combat Trailer

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Find out everything there is to know about the combat system in Bound by Flame! Dubbed by as “The most ambitious RPG to date from developers Spiders studios” is set for release on May 9th, 2014 on Xbox 360 and other platforms.

The spectacular and highly tactical battles in Bound by Flame present a real challenge to players. so rashly plunging headlong into the melee is the shortest way to the load saved game menu!

The video above comprises numerous gameplay sequences and a detailed commentary describes the combat system and game mechanics that work in synergy: from the various options available to the player in the skill trees (Warrior, Ranger and Pyromancer) to choosing your companions, the variety in the impressive bestiary, the crafting system that enables you to customize your equipment and the player’s human/demon duality, which will have a strong influence on your combat strategy.

Max: The Curse Of Brotherhood Dev’s Announce Project Totem

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Danish based dev team Press Play, creators of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, have announced a brand new title, currently called Project Totem, coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this year.

Project Totem is a playful yet precise platforming game where players control two totem pole pieces with one controller. The initial idea came from brothers Asger Strandby (Game Director) and Bo Strandby (Lead Designer) who wanted to put a distinctive spin on the platform genre. On top of the single player campaign, the game offers a local couch multiplayer mode where players must work closely together to succeed – just the way the two brothers played games in their childhood.

“It is one of those games, where the basic premise is hard to describe, but once you have the controller in your hand, it is so obviously fun that you immediately get it.” says Rune Dittmer, Studio Director at Press Play. “So when Asger and Bo showed us the prototype at a party, it was a no-brainer to give them some time to elaborate on the core concept. And now a year later we are proud to announce Press Play’s second game for Xbox One.”

Project Totem is set for release this fall and might not be every bit the “Brothers A Tale of Two Sons” inspiration it is currently portraying itself as?