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E3 Microsoft Round-up Let’s Play

E3 is well and truly underway, with EA, Bethesda and Microsoft all delivering their conferences so far. And to follow up with our prediction videos we have the first of two round-up videos discussing what’s been announced so far.

Join Greg Giddens and Neal Jarrett as they discuss the many announcements from E3 2016 so far, whilst playing Dead Rising 3’s Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α. Expect some brutal zombie violence and plenty of information and opinions about E3 2016.

Keep an eye on the channel for further E3 discussions over the next few days.

E3 2016 – Gears of War 4 Elite controller

As well as bringing us more news and gameplay of the new Gears of War 4, Microsoft showed a short at the E3 conference of a gears of war special edition Elite controller. The controller has a Gears themed paintjob complete with icons on the d-pad, just in case you forget where the chainsaw is in those clutch moments.

It looks great and if the current Elite controller is anything to go by it will be a great addition for any serious Gears fan. Along with the controller you will also get in game items and gear packs.The gameplay in conference showed some new enemy and the terrain of the new world in which it is based, there was also a surprise visit from and old favourite of the series which will surely be sparking more questions about the new story.

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What’s this new Xbox One update released today?

Our Xbox senses are tingling.

Today a 300 odd MB update rolled out for Xbox One. Now it could very well be a patch for the preview members testing the new dashboard, but we sense possible groundwork for something due to be announced in tomorrow’s Microsoft conference. Are we right? Are we crazy? Are we both? stay tuned for updates and we’ll let you know when we figure it out.

Microsoft and Team Dakota extinguish Project Spark

Some of you may have already noticed but you can no longer download Project Spark from the Xbox or Windows store and this is because after much consideration Microsoft and Team Dakota have decided to discontinue support for the game.

Starting last Friday, Project Spark disappeared from the Market Place and for all existing users the online service will discontinue after the 12th August, but what does this mean? Without an online service, players will no longer be able to download user content or upload any of their own. If you want to use user-generated content once the service is turned off then you need to download it before the 12th August. Also if your own creations have not been saved locally you will need to download them to your console or PC.

For those of you who purchased the Project Spark Starter Kit before it transitioned to its free to play state last fall or redeemed the code inside a retail box between Oct 5 2015 to May 13th 2016 then never fear. Microsoft will be crediting your account and this in turn can be exchanged in the Xbox Or Windows store to buy content. I know for a fact that some of these credits have gone out already so keep your eyes peeled. For more information on if you are eligible and how to receive the credit can be found here.

Project Spark COmmunity

On the official Project Spark site Community Manager Thomas Gratz posted “This was an extremely difficult decision for our team that we do not take lightly. When “Project Spark” transitioned away from active development last fall, many of our team members moved to other projects within Microsoft Studios. While this means there have been no layoffs at Microsoft, it also means it’s simply no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping Project Spark up and running with meaningful updates and bug fixes, so we have come to this hard decision.”

So there you have it, after 46 content packs, thousands of assets and 16 updates since launch and not including the hundreds of thousands of creations and experiences that have been created by its community, the community spark finally gets extinguished.

For further information around the discontinued support of the game check out the official site here. Also why don’t you drop us a comment and let us know your thoughts?

TiX Podcast: Quantum Infinite

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock and for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 27 Quantum Infinite. In this episode the pair discuss Quantum Break, what they’d like to see next from Rocksteady, Call of Duty Infinite, E3 rumours, and Gears of War 4’s multiplayer Beta, and of course the usual silly banter you’d expect.

https://soundcloud.com/thisisxboxpodcast/tix-podcast-quantum-infinite

If you want to send us a question or topic for the topic discussion section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com

You can also follow the hosts on Twitter: @GregGiddens and @stevetheblack

You can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

If you like the show and want to support it, please check out our Patreon page.

The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)

TiX Podcast: BvS…I Mean Videogames

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock and for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 26 BvS…I Mean Videogames. In this episode the pair discuss Quantum Break, Resident Evil 6 and Arkham Knight briefly, before falling down the rabbit hole of Batman Vs Superman, and of course the usual silly banter you’d expect.

https://soundcloud.com/thisisxboxpodcast/tix-podcast-bvsi-mean-videogames

If you want to send us a question or topic for the topic discussion section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com

You can also follow the hosts on Twitter: @GregGiddens and @stevetheblack

You can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

If you like the show and want to support it, please check out our Patreon page.

The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)

TiX Podcast: United Over The Division

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens, Steve Peacock and guest Mike Barnes for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 25 United Over The Division. In this episode the trio discuss some recent news about Xbox at GDC, but mostly they talk about their adventures with The Division amongst the usual silly banter you’d expect.

https://soundcloud.com/thisisxboxpodcast/tix-podcast-united-overthe-division

If you want to send us a question or topic for the topic discussion section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com

You can also follow the hosts on Twitter: @GregGiddens and @stevetheblack as well as our guest this week @Njoixbl

The book mentioned in the show is Online Game Pioneers at Work

You can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

If you like the show and want to support it, please check out our Patreon page.

The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)

TiX Podcast: A Little Nostalgic

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 24 A Little Nostalgic. In this episode the duo discuss the recent news about a unified windows experience across console and PC, as well as the games Prison Architect, Dungeon of the Endless, GTA 5 and Fable Legends (before the recent news about its cancellation), amongst the usual silly banter you’d expect.

https://soundcloud.com/thisisxboxpodcast/tix-podcast-a-little-nostalgic

If you want to send us a question or topic for the topic discussion section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com

You can also follow the hosts on Twitter: @GregGiddens and @stevetheblack

You can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

If you like the show and want to support it, please check out our Patreon page.

The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)

Quantum Break playable at Insomnia

Quantum-BreakFor those living in or near the Midlands, this month offers a chance to get hands on with Quantum Break at Insomnia.
Microsoft  will be showing the title in the Exhibition Hall, The NEC Birmingham, between 25th and 28th March. Gamers will be able to experience a section of Quantum Break using the Xbox One Elite Controller. Quantum Break is the latest title from Remedy Entertainment and is part hard-hitting video game, part in-game live-action show – both featuring a stellar cast. The title will be available to all visitors at Insomnia Gaming Festival during the Easter bank holiday.

Insomnia continues to host some of the most exciting gaming titles and UK first plays from leading games,

said Craig Fletcher, Founder and CEO of Multiplay.

We’re delighted to have Quantum Break available at Insomnia57 for all our visitors to play, especially providing a unique experience with playing through the Xbox One Elite Controller. We like to provide our visitors with numerous games for them to get their hands-on, whilst they also discover and enjoy new games, such as Quantum Break.

Tickets for Insomnia57 are currently on sale and can be purchased from the official website at https://insomniagamingfestival.com/tickets.

Insomnia57 will take place at The NEC Birmingham, 25-28 March, 2016. For more information, please visit the Insomnia Gaming Festival website https://insomniagamingfestival.com/ or contact MultiplayPress@premiercomms.com

 

TiX Podcast: Mass Exodus

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 23 Mass Exodus. In this episode duo discuss Fallout 4, Lego Dimensions, Mass Effect and Dying Light The Following, amongst the usual silly banter you’d expect.

https://soundcloud.com/thisisxboxpodcast/tix-podcast-mass-exodus

If you want to send us a question or topic for the topic discussion section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com

You can also follow the hosts on Twitter: @GregGiddens and @stevetheblack

You can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.

If you like the show and want to support it, please check out our Patreon page.

The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)