In the its about time files. The Xbox One is officially the place to buy your Xbox 360 games. Finally! Buy Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. As of today’s Xbox One system update you can directly access Xbox 360 games. What this means is that Xbox 360 should be stop being sold. In other words Xbox is dead. Long live Xbox. I hope and expect a Xbox One price cut. It also makes it a lot easier to understand the systems backward compatibility function.
On top of adding access to Xbox 360 games. The update also brings Party Chat to Xbox One Twitch broadcasts. This will let players to send Party Chat audio to speakers and a headset at the same time. The Party Chat feature now supports up to 16 people. Game DVR was not left out of the update. You will be able to pick recording lengths from 15 seconds to 5 minutes.
The Xbox 360 & One Games with Gold: September is actually pretty good. Microsoft must have heard fans complain about the quality of the Games with Gold or lack there of. For September Xbox One owners they are getting the definitive edition of my Tomb Raider as well as the fun platformer The Deer God. On the flip size Xbox 360 owners will be get Battlestations: Pacific and Crysis 3. Like always you have a few days to download August’s games before they are gone. Check out the trailers for The Xbox 360 & One Games with Gold below.
Sony has decided to skip Gamescom 2015 this year so Microsoft will have all the press. Below are some of the goodies that are coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 10 owners.
Did you miss the Xbox Gamsecom briefing? Well I would like to say you didn’t miss much. However, you did miss a lot. E3 is a good start but its not the only place to get the lowdown on upcoming games. Do people still say lowdown? Anyway, moving on, there is just no way that companies can fit all the products they are working on in one show. That is why we have more than one. This week the focus of the game world is in Cologne, Germany hosts Gamescom. It’s like the E3 of Europe. It is the largest gaming expo in all of Europe so you know companies came out to impress.
Microsoft got us started with the standard we are “we are happy to be here” and “look at all our exclusives.” This is standard fare. What games look for is the new hotness. What have we not seen or heard before in earlier shows. ie. E3 just a few months ago. We were not disappointed. Microsoft was in rare form debuting new games for the very first time that made us take notice.
We saw new footage of Crackdown and Quantum Break. We actually got a release date for Quantum Break. Here I thought it was going to continue to be vaporware. … Read the rest
Let’s be honest the Games with Gold suck. Last month Microsoft started to try to change that fact. Xbox One owners started to get an additional free game every month. While it is a good first step. They still have a ways to go get to the PlayStation Plus quality offerings. Microsoft needs to continue to offer triple-A titles and stop with the independent games. If you were envious that PlayStation 4 owners got Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes a few months ago, you’re in luck. The Xbox One Games with Gold for August is Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Xbox 360 owners seem to always get great free games. This month is not different. Keep in mind that you still have a few days left to download July’s games.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One)
Originally $19.99 | Available from August 1st – 31st
How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition (Xbox One)
Originally $19.99 | Available from August 16th – September 15th
Metro 2033 (Xbox 360)
Originally $19.99 | Available from August 1st – 15th
Metro: Last Light (Xbox 360)
Originally $19.99 | Available from August 16th – 31st
I had a one point a very big comic book collection but some how through the process of growing I lost track of their location. Michael Thomasson however did a better job of keeping track of his collection. He now has a massive video game collection. His collection is so massive in fact it has earned him the Guinness Book World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition for having the largest video game collection in the world.
Michael Thomasson became game collector at the early age of 12. It all started with a game as a Christmas gift. The game he got was for the Colecovision. This is not the first time that Thomasson old off his collection. He once sold his collection to buy a Sega Genesis and again to help pay for his wedding. Guys should bring this up next time your girl tells you to stop playing video games.
Michael Thomasson now has over 11,000 games. The Guinness folks has already stopped by to verify that he in fact has more games than everyone on earth. They also say his collection is worth between $700,000 and $800,000. Michael Thomasson said that he only spends $3,000 a year. Why is he selling all his games? He said that as an adult family man he just does not have the time to keep up with it.… Read the rest
Preorders for Grand Theft Auto V has started. The game is set for a spring 2013 launch. Not that the game needs any more promotion or hype; but Rockstar Games put up a new trailer. Rockstar says that GTA V’s world is bigger than Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas combined. The game will be on the Xbox 360 and PS3. GTA V is set in Los Santos, the fictional recreation of Los Angeles. You will be able to play in the sky and sea. Check out the trailer below:
Microsoft’s Election 2012 Hub for Xbox Live is for that gamer that still has a political side. The Election 2012 Hub will have town hall events at both the Democratic and Republican national conventions. Microsoft also promised to have daily content from NBC News formally MSNBC. I guess they are still friends after the breakup. Election 2012 Hub will also show gamers results as ballots are cast and counted on November 6th. When there is a live streams of the debates gamers can give real time feedback on how well the candidates are doing. Microsoft stated that about 40% Xbox gamers that were surveyed are not committed to a candidate. The service goes live on August 27th.
Microsoft to Launch “Election 2012 Hub on Xbox LIVE”
Aug 23, 2012
Alongside NBCNews.com, Rock the Vote, YouGov and Face the Facts USA, Xbox will deliver a first-of-its-kind way to interact with the election and make your voice heard.
REDMOND, Wash. – Aug. 23, 2012 – Microsoft Corp. today announced “Election 2012 on Xbox LIVE,” a unique opportunity for Xbox 360 owners to watch and interact with live election coverage of the presidential debates, learn the facts about the candidates and issues from Face the Facts USA, register to vote through Rock the Vote, and participate in live daily polling from YouGov. NBCNews.com will deliver daily election programming to keep users up-to-date on the latest news and analysis about the election and the candidates.