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.
Capcom has finally revealed that the HD remake of the original PSone classic Resident Evil will be releasing this January for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, as well as a dozen other platforms.
Resident Evil HD will be available in full 1080p for the next-gen platforms and 720p on previous generation, glorious new 5.1 surround sound support, the ability to switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio and a ‘very easy mode’ if you find the game a tad tough.
As well as these new additions, it contains a revamped control scheme which lets the player walk in the direction the stick is pointing or the classic, painfully frustrating controls, if you fancy a 1996 real challenge.
It has a planned release date of 20th January 2015 and will set you back $19.99/€19.99/£15.99. Excited? Let us know!
Crytek, makers of some excellent shooters, have announced the closure of their Warface service on Xbox 360 via their Facebook page. They are due to close the currently free-to-play shooter on the 1st of February 2015. This will mean that no new players will be able to join the fun & existing players will no longer be able to purchase additional Warface Kredits. Existing players will still be able to use anything that have already acquired in the game and will be free to continue to play until the service is retired. They will also be able to spend any currently unused Kredits.
As for what happens to any Kredits that are not spent. Well, the current theory is that they’ll be MIA for eternity.
Farming Simulator 15, the new generation of the franchise phenomenon Farming Simulator, is getting ready to enter a new era: a new graphics and physics engine, a new interface, a richer fleet of vehicles… but also – and this is one of the biggest new features – Farming Simulator 15 breaks down the barriers of its environments, offering players to leave the fields and enter woods!
The game proposes a mountain of new activities linked to forest exploitation, with a range of new vehicles, tools and other machines entirely dedicated to these new adventures: from woodcutting to transport, and from processing of the logs to replanting, Farming Simulator 15 offers to players a whole lot of new opportunities to develop their farm. This is exactly what we discover today with this gameplay video!
This video is the 3rd of a series of gameplay trailers. While the previous two videos, dealing with two fundamentals of Farming Simulator – growing and harvesting crops – have already reached several hundreds of thousands views, today’s video lets us discover in action some of the vehicles dedicated to woodcutting, such as the impressive machines from manufacturer PONSSE, one of the 20 new brands to appear in the game.
From cutting down trees with the imposing ScorpionKing – or up-close and personal with a handheld chainsaw – to different ways of processing the logs (transformation into wood chips, transporting the logs to the sawmill, etc), this video covers some of the different activities linked to managing forests. This is also a good opportunity to appreciate the new graphics and physics engine, as vehicles’ suspensions, cranes and logs react realistically as they are being moved around.
EA today announced that the playable demo of FIFA 15 is available to download for Xbox One & Xbox 360 owners with a Gold membership. The demo on Xbox 360 will be available to Xbox Live Silver members beginning September 16.
Fans will be able to play at Anfield as Liverpool FC, FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, SSC Napoli, Manchester City, and Boca Juniors, or as one of five unique squads in FIFA Ultimate Team.
The launch of the FIFA 15 Demo is like our pre-season and the first chance for millions of FIFA fans to get hands-on with the game. The demo is an early representation and taste of this year’s game, and we welcome the chance to get fan feedback on our innovations and new features.
said Nick Channon, Senior Producer, EA Sports FIFA.
FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning visual detail so fans can experience the emotion and intensity of football like never before. Fans are encouraged to send their first impressions of the game by using #FIFA15Demo on Facebook and Twitter. Fans across the world have already played FIFA 15 and praised innovations made to gameplay responsiveness and heightened player control; the FIFA 15 team continue to listen to fans, refine gameplay and improve the fidelity of goalkeepers on Xbox One.
It seems some new details have emerged online via the latest issue of Future Publishing’s GameMaster magazine. Although nothing has appeared on either Capcom’s official press site or other industry press sites, details look pretty solid.
Claire Redfield will return as the playable lead and it is said that “In the time since we last saw her (Claire), she’s grown to be a seasoned veteran.” Claire will be joined throughout the campaign with Moira Burton, daughter of the legendary Barry Burton. The campaign will be playable in co-op or singleplayer. When playing as Claire, her style will be more combat focused. Whereas Moira will be supplying Claire with health herbs, provided the flashlight and general support. Claire will be the only player death that will result in a Game Over, one of Moira’s key roles will be to help keep Claire alive (though Claire can obviously heal herself). The story will take place on an abandoned island detention facility. The campaign will begin with Claire and Moira awakening after being abducted. The events will take place between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. Gameplay will be much more Survival Horror orientated (much like the first Resident Evil: Revelations), bringing the series back to its roots with less over the top action, unlike Resident Evil 5 and 6. Fan feedback has played a part in the development of Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Producer Okabe said that “The project has been finding the line between listening to fan feedback and also doing something different to confound expectations.” Okabe also said that “I want this to be both a game that doesn’t lose what made its predecessor great, while also bringing something new and exciting to the Resident Evil series.” He also added that » Continue Reading.
So in a bid to increase the hype even more (like Destiny actually needed any more!), Activision have teamed up with one of the UK’s leading YouTuber’s Ismail aka ‘MoreConsole’ to stage the moment The Traveler arrived above Earth, for real with just 1 day before worldwide release.
The behind-the-scenes video follows below including the official release from Activision immediately below. Enjoy and don’t forget to let us know if you’ll be playing tomorrow.
At least that’s what it looks like – as Ismail launched a weather balloon into near space this week successfully recreating one of the iconic images from Destiny. The image was captured in the outer atmosphere, via a high-altitude weather balloon 107,841 thousand-feet above Earth, to celebrate the imminent arrival of the game ahead of its launch across the world on 9th September.
The idea was inspired by some of the game’s artwork, which shows The Traveler arriving above Earth. In Destiny’s lore, it was the discovery of The Traveler that heralded Earth’s Golden Age, during which a lost civilisation explored the Solar System and built colonies on Mars and Venus. When players begin their adventure in Destiny, the Golden Age has collapsed and The Traveler is found hovering low above Earth, over what is humanity’s only sanctuary on the planet – the last safe city on Earth.
As a Guardian of the City, players must fight countless battles against our enemies, venture out to explore our lost colonies and unlock the great mysteries of the past in order to protect their future on Earth.
What better way to celebrate the Traveler, which plays a crucial role in the story of Destiny, than by bringing one of the most iconic images of the entire campaign to » Continue Reading.
Add the date to your diary, calendar, mobile phone or simply write it on a wall. Spring 2015 see’s the release of the explosive fighting franchise from Team NINJA coming to Xbox One.
That’s right TiX readers, today Team NINJA revealed that Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is currently in development for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other consoles. The game is set to be published by KOEI TECMO Europe and will be available at the suggested retail price of £34.99 Xbox One (physical and digital) and £24.99 for Xbox 360 (digital only). That’s already remarkably cheaper than current releases for Xbox One which can reach as high as £52 in certain outlets.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round represents the zenith of the Dead or Alive 5 series, including the best and brightest content from those games, along with all-new content only found in LAST ROUND, creating the comprehensive Dead or Alive 5 experience.
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round marks an exciting step forward for the franchise, and one that fans have been asking for. Bringing the game to a new generation of consoles is allowing us to create the most graphically striking version of any Dead or Alive game ever, and we are very happy to give our fans the chance to experience our signature high energy fighting entertainment as only the latest consoles can deliver it.
said Yosuke Hayashi, Team NINJA leader.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will take the signature DOA fighting style to the ring, wrapped up in the most graphically impressive version of a Dead or Alive game ever seen. The combatants in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will present an unparalleled level of life-like detail, and smooth striking animations that » Continue Reading.
Capcom are set to bring back the highly demanded and fan favourite classic 1996 (later 2002) Resident Evil title in a definitive re-visit on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One (amongst other platforms).
That’s right Barry, what is this news?
Today Capcom did indeed announce that in early 2015 we’ll be able to digitally purchase this new remastered version for both of our beloved Xbox consoles and PC. At present we don’t have any footage or screenshots to share (a potential for GamesCom maybe?) but we do have a collection of artwork and the full press release below. Oh and of course the announcement video from Producers Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and Tatsuya Kitabayashi.
If like me and many of our generation (late 20’s – early 30’s(ish)) you remember staying up late playing this on the Playstation or Sega Saturn, being scared witless by the vicious dogs jumping through corridor windows, and then not being able to sleep for the rest of the night, then this will truly be a great walk down memory lane.
Enjoy the details below. And keep your eyes on ThisisXbox.com for more news and updates as we get them.
Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles, resulting in characters and backgrounds coming to life in greater detail than ever seen before in Resident Evil. Not only will the graphics impress but the tense sound effects have been fully remastered with 5.1 surround support for a greater gaming atmosphere. Players are now able to choose not only between experiencing the terror at the classic 4:3 ratio or a stunning 16:9 widescreen mode but also the type of control scheme they play with. » Continue Reading.