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TiX Podcast: The Definitive Edition

Welcome to the official This is Xbox Podcast.

Your hosts Greg Giddens and Neale Jarrett are here to take you on an audio journey of Xbox game impressions and opinions, bad jokes, Xbox news, worse jokes, guest interviews, really terrible jokes, and a fortnightly competitive challenge.

Beware of strong language, and awful, awful jokes.

In this episode Greg Giddens and Neale Jarrett discuss Castlestorm: The Definitive Edition, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Farcry 4 and The Golf Club. The pair also discuss the email topic question sent in by IndigoTechKnow about the quality of games in Games With Gold this month, as well as the usual teaser of the pair’s latest Challenge Video and a short discussion on recent Xbox news.

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

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Below is also the full cut of the animated web series, Blast Processing, that we mentioned in the show:

Peggle 2 Lands on Xbox 360 May 7

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PopCap Games has today confirmed that Peggle 2 is coming for the Xbox 360 on May 7th worldwide. Not only will the game include the lovable Peggle Masters that players have gotten a chance to work alongside, but the Xbox 360 version will have multiplayer Duel Mode so players can challenge their friends on the couch or online.

Peggle 2 has become more magical with the first installment of downloadable content available today for Xbox One, the all-in-one games entertainment system from Microsoft, which features the awesome multiplayer Duel Mode – a profound new experience that’s completely and utterly free. In a smart match, a private match or just relaxing on the couch, players can now compete against each other on the same board and take turns shooting pegs and demolishing bricks in an ultimate test of Peggle skill. Which mighty Peggle Master will you pick? And who will reach the heights of Extreme Fever first? You’ll have to play Duel Mode to find out!

ThisisXbox scored Peggle 2 on Xbox One 88%:

If you have never, ever played Peggle before, I can describe it best as a form of the old block smashing game Breakout combined with Pinball elements. Together this makes the ultimate fun arcade style points racking game with platformer style Master characters that add super abilities to your balls. As you start a game your screen is filled with a combination of coloured pegs whilst you have limited balls, the aim is to clear all orange pegs (although they look more red) whilst all other blue pegs on screen add to your points and help with skill shots. In between the mass of orange and blue pegs are green pegs that once smashed will activate your Masters special abilities for a limited time – and purple pegs that boost your points.

Just as in the classic original, Peggle 2 combines elements of pinball, pachinko and billiards and adds liberal doses of whimsy, fun, excitement and challenge – not to mention rainbows and a fifth of Beethoven.

Peggle 2 will be available for Xbox 360 starting on May 7th in North America and in Europe.

Peggle 2 – How To Fix The Cut-Off Screen Issues

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Peggle 2 is available to download on the Xbox One, but how many of you have noticed that the screen size is a little off or a few bits of information cut off from the top and bottom? Believe it or not, this is not actually a Peggle 2 related issue, but it is Peggle 2 showing you that something is wrong with your TV settings.

That’s right, all of you (like me) who have sat there for months on end playing Peggle 2 with the images cut off the top and bottom needn’t have. It’s all down to the Settings or “Xbox Go To Settings” as shown in the tweets below (Display & Sound) as advised by Dave Moran

The Calibrate HDTV settings will advise you through a number of steps where you need to adjust your TV settings by pressing your remote controls. To improve the Peggle 2 related screen issue you might need to change your TV’s screen resolution to Native or 16:9, or some pixel settings. Completing all of the steps will ensure you get the best from your Xbox One console!

Now enjoy Peggle 2 as it was meant to be seen, complete with a Top and a Bottom!

Peggle 2 Heading to Xbox 360

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PEGI, the Pan European Game Information people have rated Peggle 2 for the Xbox 360! This means that the Xbox One digital title will be shortly making its way to the Xbox LIVE Arcade. Peggle was such a hit on the Xbox 360 that this really comes as no surprise, however with the Xbox One edition featuring auto recording features and a whopping 1000 Gamerscore, the 360 edition is likely to have 400 Gamerscore and absolutely no way to record those amazing shots you drop!

ThisisXbox.com scored Peggle 2 a whopping 88%:

If you have never, ever played Peggle before, I can describe it best as a form of the old block smashing game Breakout combined with Pinball elements. Together this makes the ultimate fun arcade style points racking game with platformer style Master characters that add super abilities to your balls. As you start a game your screen is filled with a combination of coloured pegs whilst you have limited balls, the aim is to clear all orange pegs (although they look more red) whilst all other blue pegs on screen add to your points and help with skill shots.

Although no official date has been announced, we’ll keep you posted when it drops on the Marketplace.

Source: PEGI

Peggle 2 Xbox One Review

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EA and PopCap games have unleashed the sequel to the highly addictive Xbox LIVE Arcade peg-smashing game of 2009 – Peggle. Now available on Xbox One, Peggle 2 – the yet-even-more-addictive title offers some brand new features, new characters with special abilities and now automatic game clip recording to capture those moments when your last ball performs some great mean skill shots! If you remember the Xbox LIVE Arcade version, this is quite similar, but now you can share your awesome skills with the world on Xbox One!

If you have never, ever played Peggle before, I can describe it best as a form of the old block smashing game Breakout combined with Pinball elements. Together this makes the ultimate fun arcade style points racking game with platformer style Master characters that add super abilities to your balls. As you start a game your screen is filled with a combination of coloured pegs whilst you have limited balls, the aim is to clear all orange pegs (although they look more red) whilst all other blue pegs on screen add to your points and help with skill shots. In between the mass of orange and blue pegs are green pegs that once smashed will activate your Masters special abilities for a limited time – and purple pegs that boost your points.

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Peggle is all about how you master your skills to not only clear the orange pegs, but acquire the most points too. Each level contains around 100 pegs all in all, 25 which are orange, the rest mostly blue and you will control a cannon set at the center top of the screen. You have 10 balls to shoot individually with your cannon by lining up your shots and set at the bottom of the screen is a moving bucket, if your ball lands within the bucket you get a Free Ball, so although you only have 10 balls, it will generally take more than 10 shots to clear the pegs. You can obtain other Free Balls by acquiring points too, or if you fire and don’t hit any Pegs at all there is a coin flip to decide if you should win another shot! Only by clearing all of the orange pegs can you move on to a different level – and they do get trickier as you progress!

Peggle 2 is broken down into Single Player or Multiplayer Mode. Single Player is further broken down in to chapters that are headed by each Peggle Master Character featuring ten levels, ten fun trials and thirty objectives each! You have Bjorn (Super Guide) Unicorn who’s special ability is to offer a more fine-tuned perfected cannon shot, then there is Jeffery (Bowlder) a form of troll who can throw massive boulders to clear a HUGE amount of pegs in one shot, Berg (Deep Freeze) who can send a chill in the air to make pegs smash into each other, Gnorman (Uber Volt) a form of robot who can electrify pegs and take out linked colours in one hit – and finally, Luna (Nightshade) a ghostly being who’s special ability allows all orange pegs to be hit and visible behind all others! Within the single player you will play all levels as each Master within their own chapters, but with some of the Trials and in the games’ Multiplayer you can choose what Master to play with to suit your preferred abilities when the green peg has activated them.

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Multiplayer is a four player based game where each player can choose a character and a random level will appear on screen. You have only ten shots in which to acquire the most points and the player with the most points at the end of all the shots is deemed the winner. In multiplayer you will not acquire any free shots, but some Masters have a better chance of winning than others depending upon the layout of the level . It doesn’t seem to be a fair and balance game considering the abilities of both Gnorman and Jeffery are stronger than any other due to being able to wipe out more pegs when their abilities are activated. Multiplayer is a fun and competitive game which uses the Xbox One’s “Smart Match” feature when looking for available games. You literally click you wish to play multiplayer and you will be able to do anything you want on the console until a multiplayer match has been found. This means no sitting around in a lobby waiting, so you just as well have a go at a few Trials in Single player until notified that a game has been found for you.

The only major annoyance with Peggle 2 is that it has an auto game clip recording feature. Whilst some of the shots are difficult and it captures some of your more amazing attempts, it seems to repeatedly record game clips in trials when not necessarily needed,  not only bringing up the “Game Clip Recorded” Pop-up, but flooding your Upload and Feed with a constant amount of duplicated clips you are likely to not want!

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Peggle 2 is a moderately challenging game that you will want to beat. I guarantee that the moment you start playing you will be hooked, and if you owned the Xbox LIVE Arcade version on the Xbox 360 you will be equally as addicted to the newer, fresher Peggle on Xbox One. Visually it does not appear to be anything special that warrants an Xbox One release over Xbox LIVE Arcade on the Xbox 360 (why it’s not a multi-platform Xbox release is beyond me) but I can only put it down to the clip recording features. It’s a wonderfully fun game that is likely to be enjoyed by just about anyone and everyone.

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Peggle 2 Not Available At XO Launch

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Popcap today have confirmed that Peggle 2 which was intended to be a launch title for Xbox One won’t be ready in time for November 22nd release date.

Peggle 2 is a ‘launch time frame’ title. but [it] will not launch day-and-date with the Xbox One. Instead, it will become available a few weeks later in December.

Said Garth Chouteau (Senior PR Director) in a comment issued to GamesBeat.

Game Industry International rightly point out that Microsoft announced Peggle 2 as an Xbox One launch title at Gamescom in August – as a post on the Xbox blog clearly indicates. However, PopCap now insists that it was never the case, with Chouteau admitting that it may have “mischaracterised” the timing of the game’s release.

How many more launch titles will be delayed over the coming days?

Xbox One – Peggle 2 Available at Launch

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PopCap Games today provided the first glimpse of Peggle 2 at Gamescom, the sequel to the number 1 puzzle game of 2007 on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Launching later this year first exclusively on Xbox One, the game propels players to the peg-popping paradise of the original while delivering a host of new features and functionality. Featuring all-new levels, new and improved power-ups, fantastic multiplayer modes, gesture controls with Kinect for Xbox One, the ability to customize the “Peggle Masters” who host the game, and much more.

Just as in the classic original, Peggle 2 combines elements of pinball, pachinko and billiards and adds liberal doses of whimsy, fun, excitement and challenge – not to mention rainbows and a fifth of Beethoven.

Peggle 2 has been confirmed available at launch for Xbox One; pricing and other details, including future platforms, will be disclosed at a later date.

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