Sony has recently announced that the total sales of Playstation 4′s around the globe is a staggering and impressive 7 Million Units globally. Microsoft has come forward and announced that they have sold more than 5 Million Units around the globe – this puts the Playstation 4 at a 2 Million lead!
Whilst both consoles have done amazingly well already, it is worth realising that the Playstation 4 is available in over 48 markets compared to the Xbox One’s 13 markets. The Xbox One will be available in an extra 26 markets from September 2014 as previously announced on the Wire.
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Whilst first impressions give the PS4 a more successful launch, a true like for like comparison will not really be available until after Fall 2014 when both consoles are on sale in the same territories. Not that we want to give Micorsoft any sales advice, but maybe try price matching the Playstation 4 when launching in all those other territories later this year?
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.
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.
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.
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 barwill 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.
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.
Respawn have released an update today that brings for the first time the option to host Private Matches on Titanfall. The update also brings a host of fixes for issues reported on Xbox One and some game balancing. It follows the release of Titanfall for Xbox 360 in the US on Tuesday and ahead of the UK and European release for Xbox 360 tomorrow, Friday 11th April.
Private Match (beta) - This is the first public test of our new Private Match mode. This gives you a way to organize matches with and against your friends, for casual or tournament play. Some features are unfinished or not yet implemented, and we welcome your feedback. A few highlights:
• Private Match supports 2 to 12 players, with 1 to 6 players on each team. • You can start a new Private Match lobby by choosing it on the main selection screen (alongside Campaign, MP, and Training). Invite your friends in or have them join you at any time. • Choose any of the game’s maps or modes (CTF, Pilot Hunter, etc.) to play in. • Choose which team you’re on. • There is no XP gain, challenge progress, or achievement unlocking while in a Private Match. For this beta, the Last Game Summary screen will display what you would have earned in normal play outside of Private Match, but be aware that this progress will not be recorded to your lifetime total. • For this beta, there is no concept of a “lobby leader”; any player can change game options in the lobby or start/stop the match countdown. • All Private » Continue Reading.
HESAW and Focus Home Interactive are proud to present Blue Estate, the darkly funny rail shooter based on the Eisner Award-nominated Blue Estate comic books from Viktor Kalvachev. Designed from the ground up to exploit the unprecedented accuracy and precision of Kinect for Xbox One.
In Blue Estate, the players will play as Tony Luciano, the homicidal maniac son of LA’s crime boss Don Luciano, and Clarence, a broke ex-navy seal who has been hired to clean up Tony’s mess. While Tony wages war with the Sik gang in an attempt to get back his kidnapped “Helen of Troy”, Clarence has to try to end that war against increasing odds.
While experiencing the smoothness of motion control in a rail shooter, using the unique motion sensor capabilities of the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One®, the player will enter a fight for his life against the most absurd and dangerous enemies, such as scar covered champions that fight-to-the-death, Tony’s own hair and Chihuahuas that are too happy to see you. Players are given a series of primary and secondary weapons to help make their way through the hilariously perilous missions which will come in handy defeating the bosses who’ll try to end your game and your life. But sometimes firepower isn’t enough, so think before shooting and use cover to prepare your strategy, reload often, and try not to get turned into grated cheese.
A killing spree is always better when shared, and that’s why Blue Estate offers the opportunity for a second player to join the fun, through a cooperative mode where every headshot counts to show who’s the best trigger in da house!
Born Ready Games, a British independent game development studio, has today released their space combat game Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut in Europe. The game is out now for Xbox One and is the first title released under the ID@Xbox label, Microsoft’s new program enabling independent game developers of all sizes to produce and self-publish games digitally on Xbox One.
Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut offers the definitive Strike Suit Zero experience for the latest console generation, boasting all new ship models with greatly enhanced textures and lighting and a restructured campaign mode. The game also includes two additional Strike Suits (the Marauder, and the Raptor) and the additional Heroes of the Fleet campaign.
The game is available for £15.99/€19.99 on Xbox One – varies on other platforms. Look out for our review soon.
1960. There is no more war. The Nazis control the globe and hope is lost.
But not for everyone. A resourceful team of resistance fighters, led by B.J. Blazkowicz, are fighting back against the Reich forces led by Colonel Deathshead. Learn more about their movement in this all-new gameplay trailer.
Wolfenstein: The New Order reignites the franchise widely recognized for pioneering the first-person shooter genre. Set in the 1960s, the monstrous Nazi regime has used mysterious advanced technology to win World War II. They now rule the globe with an iron fist. Wolfenstein: The New Order sends you across Europe on a harrowing mission to bring down the Nazi war machine.