Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Xbox One: handle 'Midnight Forces' shown by Major Nelson

XboxFR, French Facebook page, confirmed the arrival of the joystick and France. This should also make its way to other European countries. 

Via a short video hosted on Vine, Major Nelson has just introduced a Xbox One controller that will exclusive to Best Buy chain mainly implemented in the United States. Sporting a camouflage type rocker "Midnight Forces" swapped khaki and shades of brown for several shades of blue look great in the same spirit as the Xbox 360 seen earlier at Walmart. 

Unfortunately for those who have had the misfortune of being born in a country where Best Buy does not exist, that is to say, three quarters of the world, it is unlikely to have a day this controller in his hands. Major Nelson also states that the controller will be sold for a limited period, without elaborating. 

However, this does not prevent us from looking at the pictures below:


Xbox One makes noise? The Microsoft Exchange

In recent weeks, many players have reported few problems on some Xbox One. Microsoft intends to respond and proposes to exchange the machines problematic .

Worry can be diverse, ranging from simple defective capacitor noisy bigger problems with the hard disk of the machine may be damaged, especially because of an update earlier this summer. 

If Microsoft technicians are aware of and are working on solving some problems, the Redmond company still offers to return the machines, which will be replaced with new ones. 

Do not hesitate if your Xbox One has a problem, you can request an exchange of your machine directly to the manufacturer's website. 

[Source: Microsoft]

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner: TV via Xbox One arrives in Europe

Since its announcement, the Xbox One has always focused on the media side of the console, including live TV via the Xbox One. Functionality that was only available in America, but due to high demand on Xbox Feedback, Microsoft announced that the console users in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to discover the features Premium TV Xbox Live One. 

Like the ability to access our favorite shows and channels with the sound of your voice with Kinect, via the OneGuide with Xbox TV One Digital Tuner. 

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will arrive in October for a price of 29.99 €. Suffice it to connect your aerial socket to your console, use the TV tuner to watch our favorite channels quietly through the console. 

Here is a list of features enabled by the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner: 

  • Watch HD TV on Xbox One: With the Digital TV Tuner Xbox One, you can watch for free over the air DVB-T, DVB-T2 and TV DVB-C without changing inputs television. You can receive game invitations and notifications while watching TV and even watch television while loading an online game. 
  • Display mode anchor: You can watch TV using the Dock mode, watch TV on the side and leaving the main screen for gaming, Skype or other applications. 
  • Pause Live TV: Put break during your favorite show whenever you want. 
  • Lists of programs OneGuide: The TV programs will be available in the OneGuide. Order OneGuide with Kinect to change very quickly Programs. 
  • Create your favorite groups to easily choose what you want to watch: Favorite OneGuide in chains. 
  • Channel change by the Voice: The OneGuide coupled with Kinect allows you to name your favorite TV channel name and start watching instantly. 
  • The OneGuide Xbox SmartGlass: You now have access to OneGuide on the new Xbox SmartGlass app with the ability to adjust the channels on your TV. 
  • TV on Demand VOD for channels that moved.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Xbox One: the early access also mentioned by Microsoft

Steam and Early Access program clearly emulated. According to Sony, it is the turn of Microsoft to declare interested in the concept. 

The Early Access program Steam allows players against financial participation, access to securities whose development is far from complete. And as shown by the success DayZ, gamers are willing to put their hands in the pocket to play ahead securities they expect more. 

Microsoft is aware and is currently considering the possibility of offering something similar on its consoles. In any case it was stated Chris Charla, the program manager at Microsoft Xbox @ ID, the website Develop: 

For now, you can offer betas One Xbox and Xbox 360. Many games benefit and some tracks even offer private betas. 

When it is a question of early access, this usually means a game you buy will evolve over time to eventually reach the stage 1.0. So you buy it before it reaches the stage 1.0. Minecraft PC is the perfect example. 

This is something that developers have requested, and we listen carefully to the developers, but I have nothing to announce about it yet. 

When the opportunity is given to studios to market games that are not yet completed, a risk that the market is flooded with titles found very poor or suffering from deep design flaws appear. Microsoft wants to logically avoid putting its platform in this situation: 

This is a very interesting problem related to digital markets. This is a subject which our teams dedicated to the store and think the market continuously. 

There are a lot of great thinkers, experts, doctoral student working every day to solve these problems with Xbox. And not just for the Xbox Store for the Windows Store and Windows Phone as well. Our goal is to provide a rational market, where good games are visible and are selling well. 

The wording used by Chris Charla leads him to believe that the Xbox will soon have their early access program. Players are generally very eager to try out the titles they want most, it does not seem impossible that it is a huge success once implemented. 

Simply Hopefully this will not lead to abuse by publishers and developers. Risk would be for example a studio uses this system as a sort of Kickstarter concealed without the player has a guaranteed to receive the finished product. For Microsoft to remain vigilant and properly supervise its partners.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Microsoft offers $ 75 for fans who want to go to the One

Some Xbox 360 users housed in the United States had a funny surprise today turning their old console this morning. 

A message inviting them to spend the Xbox One has indeed displayed on their screens as you can see in looking at the screen above. With bonus $ 75 gift to spend on the Xbox store. According Polygon site, only some players have yet access to this message. Microsoft has not yet announced on the selection criteria, or if the transaction exceeds the Atlantic to arrive in our country. However, this is possible, the Redmond company has already done this type of operation before the arrival of the Xbox One home, offering games some fans with big Gamer Score. 

If new information arrives, we will notify you here even through well-chosen up-to-date.

Xbox One: updated July happen very soon

The update is now being rolled out. It should arrive shortly to all consoles connected to the internet. Given the installed base of several million units, this can take a few hours. It will therefore be patient if you have not yet received anything. 

Not to change the Xbox One is entitled to some regular updates bringing many new friendly. For the month of July, users will enjoy mainly Overlay mode. For more details, please read our previous article. For now, Major Nelson, brains at Microsoft, tickle the mob on his blog. 

We are in July, it means that we will begin deployment of the next update for the Xbox One worldwide in the coming days. 
Of course we will keep you informed when it will be available. So stay tuned!

Friday, June 27, 2014

PS4 vs Xbox One: Who really has the most exclusives? response

High Mass at E3 behind us, the console war still remaining far ahead, it's time to make accounts ... If Microsoft and Sony have both enjoyed strong support from publishers third, in the end, how the two manufacturers did they play exclusively for their machines? We have compiled the list. Pull your fingers, calculators are not necessary. 

So we made the account, as meticulously as possible, and listed all the exclusive games that offer the PS4 and Xbox One in the months and years to come. 

Attention our list based on the game officially announced as outsiders, whether "real" excluded (ie only announced games on the console in question) or excluded "console" (the games in italics and gray, namely those who also come out on PC). 

Note that some important titles like INSIDE or The Witness therefore not included in our list because it is exclusives already announced as temporary. 

As you will see, we have also separated exclusives planned for release in 2014 and one that will come out in 2015 or more. Finally, we chose to bold and games that first position, according to the editorial, are likely to have a greater weight to impose one or the other consoles, whether games AAA or indie games. 

Go up to the tables below ... we are left in the end to news accounts! 

Exclusives coming in 2014

Xbox One
 DriveClubSunset Overdrive
 The Last of Us RemasteredHalo : The Master Chief Collection
 LittleBigPlanet 3Forza Horizon 2
 HohokumOri and the Blind Forest
 HelldiversDance Central Spotlight
 Earth Defence ForceFantasia: Music Evolved
 The IdolmasterShape Up
 Nikoli no Puzzle 4: SudokuD4
 Omega QuintetProject Spark
 Ready to RunIt Draws A Red Box
 Velocity 2XNutjitsu
 Akiba's Trip: Undead & UndressedTotem
 Axiom VergeRoundabout
 Natural DoctrineShining Empire
 PavilionSoda Drinker Pro
 Super Exploding Zoo 
 Among the Sleep 
 Aaru's Awakening 
 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 
 Hotline Miami 
 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 
 The Talos Principle 
 Blast 'Em Bunnies 
 Escape Goat 2 
 Galak-Z: The Dimensional 
 Guilty Gear Xrd 
 Guns of Icarus Online 
 Ironclad Tactics 
 Jamestown Plus 
 Nobunaga no Yabō Online 
 Race the Sun 
 Rogue Legacy 
 Samurai Gunn 
 Secret Ponchos 
 Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition 
 Surgeon Simulator 
 The Swapper 
Exclusives coming in 2015 and more 

Xbox One
 The Order : 1886Halo 5 : Guardians
 Uncharted 4 : A Thief's EndQuantum Break
 No Man's SkyFable Legends
 BloodborneGears of War
 RimeCrackdown 3
 Ratchet & Clank (Remake)Scalebound
 Let it DiePhantom Dust
 Shadow of the BeastPsycho-Pass
 Everybody's Gone to the RaptureRaiden
 Mobile Suit GundamMystereet F: The Detectives' Curtain Call
 Without MemoryNatsuki Chronicle
 Rocketbirds 2: EvolutionShooting Love Trilogy
 Switch Galaxy UltraAzito
 Magicka 2Cuphead
 StarboundDoodle God 2
 BombshellHappy Wars
 Dragon Fin SoupBeyond: Flesh and Blood
 Final HorizonGrave
 H-Hour: World's EliteHabitat
 Hand of FateKnight Squad
 Heart Forth, AliciaLifeless Planet
 Primal Carnage: GenesisMagic : Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015
 Project: Heart and SoulMassive Chalice
 Project PhoenixSpectra: 8bit Racing
 Ray's the DeadThrees!
 Road Not TakenWhite Night
 Savant AscentWoolfe - The Red Hood Diaries
 Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops 
 Titan Souls 
 To Leave 
So racing results ... 

For 2014, the PS4 will offer exclusive 48 against 16 for the Xbox One. 
For 2015 and beyond, the PS4 will offer exclusive 35 against 32 for the Xbox One. 

But you know, and you might have already noticed, the numbers do not tell the whole story either. Especially now that speaks officially announced games, surprises can occur. Not to mention the current exclusives ... which will eventually be temporary. 

If one is particularly interested in games that count (we have put in bold in the tables), we can still consider all Xbox One is a little better than its competitor on the end of 2014 ... while the PS4 catches in 2015, with strong titles like the Order 1886 or Uncharted 4 ... but beware of rollers that are Halo and Gears of War 5. 

Note that Sony has currently a very large support independent which inflates the volume excluded. 

Do not forget there is still a lot of games still not officially announced but which we know are indeed provided, including upcoming titles Quantic Dream or Santa Monica. And then Sony and Microsoft they still some surprises under the elbow for Gamescom 2014? It is also quite possible.