Friday, October 31

Watch Today for Free : the Halo 2 Anniversary Documentary

Earlier this week, we shared a first look at the completely rebuilt cinematics for Halo 2: Anniversary as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Today, you’ve got the opportunity to see how 343 Industries set about giving Halo 2 the full Anniversary treatment as Remaking the Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary is ready for viewing.
Here’s how you can see it.
  • Step 1: Get an Xbox One or an Xbox 360.
  • Step 2:  Go to the Xbox Video app and search for Remaking the Legend.
  • Step 3:  Download and enjoy…for FREE!
Don’t have your Xbox handy? You can watch via Xbox Video’s web player here. Or hop on to the following times:
  • Friday, October 31 – 11am Pacific
  • Saturday, November 1 – 6pm Pacific
  • Sunday, November 2 – 6pm Pacific
After November 3rd, the documentary will live at or for repeat, on-demand viewing.
Here’s a preview while you wait. Happy viewing!

Xbox One: a cheaper processor would manufacture

The first hardware revision arrives, Xbox Slim in preparation? 
The Xbox 360 had already followed the same course every year, a new revision coming out with reduced power consumption, less heat emission and especially a lower cost to the manufacturer returns. It seems that the Xbox One, who will soon return in its second year, is preparing to welcome a cheaper to produce processor.

This is the CV of Daniel Mc Connell, Head of chips all-in-one (SoC) AMD, which tells us the news. It says in effect a new variant of the Xbox One processor, which is engraved in 20 nm (nanometers) instead of the current 28 nm on models sold. 

Finesse higher etching reduces the size of the chip and especially to save silicon, thus money on each unit produced. According to the manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) produce 20 nm will reduce energy consumption by 25% and 30% gains in execution speed (what it actually means, or if it is applicable to the Xbox One is still a mystery). Note that the manufacturer talking chips 20 nm processors in general and consoles are heavily modified. It does not have to take these figures at face value. 

In any case, the next revision of the Xbox One arrives and it will be cheaper to produce (not necessarily less expensive to buy), quieter and colder than it was before. Such changes can also prepare for the arrival of a more compact model, it would be less expensive to ship, packaging, etc. The possibilities are numerous. In the meantime, it mostly means that the console will bring more to Microsoft and this will bring a welcome flexibility to accommodate a possible price drop.

Thursday, October 30

Games with Gold: the program in November

Microsoft has decided to wait until the final hours of this October to finally communicate the program the following month. What games will therefore labeled with Games Gold in two days? As is often the Xbox One, it's an entirely new game @ Xbox ID that will be honored and, throughout the month of November. This is the Viking Volgarr already released on Steam last year and was elected by many sites as the best indie game of 2013. That says a lot about its features.

  • Volgarr the Viking ($9.99 ERP): Available from Nov. 1-30 on Xbox One (note thatVolgarr the Viking is only available in select territories – gamers in Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil can look forward to the full version of Powerstar Golf instead!)
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise ($14.99 ERP): Available from Nov. 1-15 on Xbox 360
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla ($19.99 ERP): Available from Nov. 16-30 on Xbox 360

Sick and tired of games that are too easy? Looking for a balanced, rewarding challenge? Well, that’s what Volgarr the Viking is all about! For Xbox One gamers, this is a journey back to the days of yore, when times were tougher, and you really only needed a couple buttons to play a game. Sure, the controls are easy to learn... but the challenge comes from all angles as you take on the role of sword-swingin’, shield-blockin’, spear-throwin’, bearded Viking. Death comes from all sides, so be ready for dastardly enemies and clever traps – but there are quite a few secrets to discover that will help you along your way. Did we mention top-quality, 16-bit pixel graphics and a pulse-pounding soundtrack? Yeah, you get that too.

For the Xbox 360 crowd, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is on offer in November. This sequel to the wildly popular Viva Piñata places you once again at the helm of your own personal garden paradise, where your job is to create a home for your piñata companions. You’ll face challenges from the evil Professor Pester and his Ruffians, and you’ll face even more just trying to please and attract new piñatas to your garden. Trouble in Paradise gives you better controls, more tools, and more robust multiplayer support than the original game, meaning you can get all the help you need. Of course, if you’d prefer not to worry about challenges and managing needs, Trouble in Paradise also features a sandbox mode, where you can simply build your garden to your heart’s content and fill it with your favorite piñata buddies. This is a great game for the younger ones in your family to enjoy, but there’s plenty in Trouble in Paradise’s intricate economy and variable challenges for adults to have fun too. 

Finally, Xbox 360 players also get access to Red Faction: Guerilla. On Mars circa 2125, players find that the Earth Defense Force – the original good guys from the first two Red Faction titles – have become corrupt, and are exploiting the miners and the good people of Mars. Using a variety of weapons and vehicles, players must take down the oppressive regime and set up new power structures in its place. Guerrilla is different from other Red Faction titles, in that it’s open-world – players have the option to go where they want and engage in a variety of emergent missions. Buildings and other cover objects are fully destructible, so players can wreak havoc with rocket launchers and heavy weapons.Guerrilla has a strategic element, too: Cause too much destruction or let too many civilians die, and morale will drop among the populace, making the game progressively harder. It’s a big, deep, balanced third-person shooter with plenty to do.

So, feel free to say your Thanksgiving “thanks” early this year, as when November rolls around, you’ll have three new, fantastic games to choose from, all completely free. Check out the full details on our Games with Gold program, and make sure you get in on the action while you can!

How do you find the program?

[Best offer] Xbox One: the joystick € 35.99

Deals accumulate at the end of the year and we find via Amazon, a good plan for Xbox One to € 35.99 instead of € 59.99. The offer is not significant if you intend to play with friends in your living room.

[best offer] Xbox One + Kinect + Titanfall and Forza 5 to €429

In addition to the mass of packs available and Xbox One to come, a reader sent us a new deal by email, and it happens at Auchan this time. 
It happens on the website of the company offering a pack Xbox One+ Kinect + Titanfall (download code) + Forza Motorsport 5 (box) for € 429 then the one currently at € 476 on Amazon and not Forza. So this is a real good offer.

Wednesday, October 29

GOOD PLAN. Reduction on an Xbox live card at Amazon

The Amazon website is a friendly France during the Paris Games Week offers with promotion on Xbox Live 50 euro card. 
You'll understand that this offer will not hold over time, since it will only take effect tomorrow, Thursday, October 30 - on the Xbox Live card € 50 in digital form. The Xbox Live card and € 50 will increase to € 41.99. A reduction of nearly 20% anyway, so my brain is not too HS.

Tuesday, October 28

Deals with Gold: A week of Titan on Xbox One

While Titanfall gets better with age, Microsoft also make a nice promotion on its exclusive FPS game with the Season Pass Titanfall and benefiting from a reduction to tempt players who have not yet passed the case for this only multiplayer game. 

Titanfall—50% off

Titanfall is the first next-gen shooter that combines pure adrenaline, wall-running, double-jumping action with powerful, fast-paced titan warfare.

Titanfall Season Pass—67% off

Extend the fight on the Frontier with three new content packs at one great price.

PS4 vs Xbox One: Microsoft spends more but generates less buzz than Sony

In the United States, Sony and Microsoft both spend a lot of money to talk about their respective console. And obviously can not spend more to earn more., a company specializing in monitoring and analysis of advertising campaigns, reports that from January 1 to October 21, 2014, Microsoft spent $ 47 million (approximately EUR 37 million) in television commercials in the United States. For its part, Sony has spent "only" $ 30 million (about 24 million). 

Also according, supported by the VentureBeat site, Microsoft has released 5,000 commercials for nearly 1,000 programs present on 37 different channels. Sony has meanwhile merely 3,000 spots aired on 25 channels for more than 500 programs. Note that in the case of Sony, joint advertising with Activision about Destiny were not counted. 

These data are particularly interesting when set against their benefits. analysis indeed "online actions" generated by running ads: research on search engines, sharing viral advertisements, and mentions on social networks. And at this point, Sony is ahead of Microsoft. PS4 advertisements caused 5.49 million shares online, against 4.65 million for spots Xbox One. 

It therefore appears that the amount spent is not proportional to the benefits. The fact that Sony spends less than Microsoft in advertising also suggests that the Japanese manufacturer is satisfied in part from positive word of mouth currently enjoyed his console. 

Forcing made ​​by Microsoft shows meanwhile the US giant has not throw in the towel and let sit his rival domination. The online reactions indicate, however, that Microsoft's interest to review its strategy. 

FYI, here are the top five programs in which the Xbox One more ads were aired: 

  • NFL Football 
  • World Cup 2014 FIFA 
  • Talking Dead 
  • MLB Baseball 
  • Family Guy 

Same information regarding advertisements PS4: 

  • NFL Football 
  • Sportscenter 
  • Fox Sports Live 
  • Family Guy 
  • WWE Monday Night Raw 

Of course, advertising expenditures holiday season may explode and thus upset the data. However, the statistics mentioned above will still get an idea of the practices of both companies in terms of advertising.

Battlefield 5 not until 2016 according to analysts

While there is no doubt that the Battlefield series sooner or later give birth to a fifth episode, it should not happen before 2016 indicated the Stern Agee analyst firm. The reasons given by these analysts are diverse. First, Electronic Arts would leave a little rest the franchise, while three episodes have been developed in a relatively short period of time. Then, the publisher would be very confident about the potential for another of his babies, Star Wars Battlefront, which should arrive in 2015 and complete the current EA crates.

Finally, Stern Agee believes that the development of Battlefield 5 will take the time necessary to avoid Battlefield 4 has long been weighed down by technical problems syndrome. All these suppositions therefore accréditeraient output for the year 2016 even if the publisher never contacted about it, or even mentioned the existence of the game.

Meanwhile, it is not a number you play Battlefield early 2015, as the next installment of the saga will respond on behalf of Hardline, and will honor police. But in the end, what you expect from a Battlefield 5?

Monday, October 27

Around the world of stors : comparison of prices, Who wants the best deal?

As you all know, Microsoft had planned in its initial project, we propose a fully connected and Xbox One Full-Dematerialised including the Family Sharing (who was to share his dematerialized games nine members of his 'family' ). 

But all this with some pretty negative as you know (obligation to connect every 24 hours, resale physical play only in authorized stores, for example) and facing popular discontent point, Microsoft has had to revise its copy, changing A to Z (almost) the orientation of its console. 

But we are not here to give you a history lesson on changes in the US manufacturer, but to stay on the cloud part, because yes Microsoft has not completely forgotten this system, especially the Family Sharing project is still by Spencer Phil. 

In effect, the Xbox One is Region Free: This means that it can read any version of the game, but also (and this is the purpose of the article), we can change the region when we wish. Thus, our console can pass from the French region in the US region, for example with simple changes in parameters (coupled to a restart). 

This allows access to foreign stores as the US market for example and benefit from the price of the latter (although better than the French store via the conversion rate $ / €, without forgetting that the base rate will be around 59 , $ 99 on the US store against € 69.99 on the french store for new products). But what if the US store was not the cheapest? Indeed, the Canadian store also plays in the big leagues (with a slight advantage over its neighbor) and also recently Hong Kong, but it is now joined by a whole new market that offers better prices sometimes (yes possible): Indian Store which we will add the Hungarian market has some significant advantages. 

Since it is obvious that the numbers speak more than words, here is a comparison of the French market, American, Canadian and Hong Kong and now Indian (even if all the games are not present due to the recent availability of Stores - part of the New Territories in September, however they will fill in as :

* The prices are in green.
** The prices are so good in red.
*** This comparison does not include taxes and promotions.

Finally, it is necessary to clarify that any game purchased on a foreign store is always downloaded from the French store if present on it, so the game will be entirely in French.

Note: It is necessary to remember that this maneuver is not without risk since 'ing' on our contact (unless you really have a foothold in these countries). That said, it should also be remembered that the rezoning is one of the promises of Microsoft following his 180 last year. Not to mention that the thing is already in place well before the release of the Xbox One on the Windows Store for Windows 8 as you can see here. To you to weigh the pros and cons before you start. Nevertheless, many people took advantage of this rezoning and, since the launch of the console, without the slightest concern. 

Note of 27 October 2014: you may have noticed that many stores do not pass purchase from home (India and Hong Kong in particular). Microsoft has not decided to communicate about it (closing purchases abroad), we can imagine that it is: 

  • a computer concern (after all, why not just bum all the blinds if the purchase via overseas is impossible? The Japanese and Chinese stores are blocked after all, why not others?) 
  • a decision by Microsoft to counter the very advantageous exchange rates without talking formally to not suffer a revolt by the players. 

Xboxforsale can not assure you if the problem is temporary or if it's a real decision Microsoft, we prefer to advise you not to force a passage through VPN or other software, lest your Microsoft expects to have a few problems (caution is the mother of safety).

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Xbox sales: 102% increase in the first quarter

If the Xbox One always difficult to compete with the PS4 in terms of sales in the world, the US, the ratio is a little different. If it still sells less than its competitor, it still made a nice score in the first quarter. 
Thus, during the first fiscal quarter of the firm, closed on September 30, the turnover of Microsoft rose 25% to $ 23.2 billion. 

A net increase in CA so compared to last year over the same period, mainly due to sales of its Xbox consoles (Xbox 360 and Xbox One), the 28 new markets where the newest of the company is recently arrived, generating a 102% increase in sales compared to last year. 

In total, the figure of 2.4 million Xbox consoles sold on this period is advanced, without specifying from Xbox and Xbox One. 

Sales of the tablet surface are also a credit to this good result, with no less than 908 million dollars in revenue, mainly due to the Pro 3 Surface, against 400 million last year. 

According to VGChartz, it is up to date 6 million Xbox One in the world, against 12 million PS4.

The outputs, Xbox one and Xbox 360 of the week

This is a big week with lots of attractions on Xbox One particular with Microsoft exclusivity.

NBA LIVE 15. Released October 30th on Xbox One 
In brief: The series of basketball at EA Sports returns for the new NBA season with an over worked as gameplay realism. It should be very hard to cope with NBA 2K15 that reigns in recent years on consoles. The game is available in demo via EA Access 6am.

The Walking Dead.Released October 30th on Xbox One 
In brief: The first season of play in the game episodic format The Walking Dead arrives on Xbox One version box and you can live this harrowing adventure if you have not had the opportunity to do so on the previous generation.

  The Walking Dead Season 2 Released October 30th on Xbox One 
In short: The second season of The Walking Dead also arrives on Xbox One version box to live the events that always announce palpitants.L'action also takes place a few months after the first season and our beloved Clementine should live again full of emotions following your choices.  


Sunset Overdrive. Released October 31 on Xbox One 
In short: This is an exclusive Xbox One game and it promises big delusion. Developed by Insomniacs, we embark on a colorful environment with many enemies galore with whom we can eliminate unorthodox way ... Note that the game is also available bundled with the Xbox White One.  

WWE 2K15. Released October 31 on Xbox One 
In brief: Wrestling still fat rage on consoles and the WWE series does not hesitate to give us a very complete game for fans of the sport. This new album features loaded with the presence of many stars who are ready to jump off the top rope content.
Lords of the Fallen. Released October 31 on Xbox One 
In short: Lords of the Fallen is an action / RPG game with a battle system mqui ELE a wide selection of weapons to a range of magical powers and spells. It embodies Harkyn, a man tormented by his conscience bad past actions that make him the only person who can save the world from eternal darkness. The idea of ​​a rebellion against a hostile force, and the hope that is born of the most unexpected form the backbone of this epic tale in a fantasy world.

Xbox One Holliday Promotion

This holiday, fans have more options to choose from with several exclusive bundles available at $50 off including:
  • Available on Nov. 2 in the U.S., the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle for $349 ERP and Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle with Kinect for $449 ERP features Assassin’s Creed: Unity as well as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Xbox One. The Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle with Kinect also includes Dance Central Spotlight.
  • The Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle, available in limited quantities now, features a sleek white console and wireless controller, a digital copy of Sunset Overdrive, and special Day One edition in-game items – available for $349 ERP.
  • The Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle for $449 ERP available starting Nov. 3, features a 1TB hard drive, custom console, custom controller and Limited Edition exoskeleton, plus a digital copy of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition.
This special promotion will be available nationwide at most major national retailers in the U.S., including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Stores, Target, Toys ‘R Us, and Walmart.
Fans will have a broad portfolio of amazing games on Xbox One this holiday. Only on Xbox One can you play exclusive games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive and Forza Horizon 2, plus the newest blockbusters such as Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny, Dragon Age: Inquisition, FIFA 15, Madden NFL 15, Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft and dozens more this holiday.

Sunday, October 26

Turtle Beach unveils its headphones for PS4 and Xbox One

The manufacturer Turtle Beach unveils new line of headphones for the Xbox and PS4 One. 

With the approaching holiday season, and especially a rather busy schedule in video games, Turtle Beach has compiled headphones that will be available on Playstation 4. Thus, to better hear a little of insulting your mother in 13 years part of Call of Duty. Turtle Beach Ear Stealth 500P offers a wireless headset which integrates the DTS Headphone Surround technology X7.1, reputed to be the most advanced surround sound to date. Promising a range of 15h, the Stealth 500p costing € 139. 

Cheaper, the Stealth 400 is itself also a wireless headset compatible Playstation Playstation 3 and 4 can be used as headphones everyday thanks to its WiFi connection. The Stealth 400 is available for € 99. 

Headphones Xbox One 
Regarding the Xbox One, Turtle Beach offers the Stealth 500x helmets also Wireless Surround with DTS Headphone technology: X and a sytem presets to adjust depending on the types of play, the music or movies. Available for the month of November, the Stealth 500X will cost € 299 anyway. 

The Ear Force XO One is on his side available for € 79. Wanting to be lighter than the Stealth 500X, its microphone can be removed for use as a mobile headset. Both helmets are however not compatible with the Xbox 360. Note that Turtle Beach also offers PC headsets, the ack 100, the Z60 and the 320 Recon.

Saturday, October 25

Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One Unboxing

Xbox One reveals her curves, but with a new sexy outfit. Microsoft Exchange machine style dress and sees a white dress. As we know for a few months, a pack Sunset Overdrive arrives on our shelves. This will include the famous platform with a copy of the game. 

Our colleagues from IGN could get a box before the time to make a video unpacking. Beautiful to watch as a new day and I must say it has arguments to crack any player. 

The release date of this attractive bundle is 28 October 2014. Regarding Sunset Overdrive, the launch trailer was recently released. Will you fall for this little gem?

Friday, October 24

Cheap Xbox One Pack: the best offers

To help you find the best deals, we will summarize here the different bargains. Be taken advantage of, it's cheap! 
If you know of other offers, please provide it in the comments so we can add. 

Pack Xbox One + Assassin's Creed: Assassin's Creed Unity + IV: Black Flag € 399 

A very good offer with a brand new game and one that dates back to last year but still very nice. 

Pack Xbox One  + Fifa 15-379 € 

An interesting offer with the sports game of the best-selling territory. 

Pack Xbox One +  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 499 € 
At that price, you are entitled to an Xbox controller One Collector with its collector to the colors of the game also. The hard drive is also doubled since it is 1TB. 

Pack Xbox One only 357 € 

This is the pack that some might call "gamer" since Kinect is not present, thus lowering the cost of the console. But it is also forego some benefits in everyday life. All consoles have a 500GB hard drive this is more like the Xbox 360, which proposed two different types of products. 

Xbox one +Kinect  455 € 

This is a standard pack with an Xbox Kinect + One snugly. 

Complete pack Xbox one + Kinect + Titanfall 476 € 

Pack Xbox one +Kinect  + Titanfall digital version priced at € 469, so this gives a free game and must be present (at the time this post is up to date in July 2014) the best offer available 

Complete pack Xbox one + Kinect + Forza 5 to 499.99 € 

 pack Xbox one + Kinect + Forza Motorsport 5 digital version priced at € 499.99, so this gives a free game.

why xbox one game install times longer than PS4

Installing Xbox One is rather long, and even longer than its direct concurente the PS4. But Phil Spencer explained himself after IGN, there is a reason for that. 
According to him, having made ​​the console usable even when not connected to the Internet has had an impact. He also explained that the drive speed is the same as on PS4 and that transfers to the memory take that long. 
So why the difference that still exists today? For now, Phil Spencer said that collects data on the subject, and the goal is to be at the forefront so that people can start playing as soon as possible. It's part of their priorities, and it is out of the question for them that these installation time are lagging behind compared to the PS4.


While it is difficult to know the numbers of official and realistic way, Microsoft has unveiled to its investors that it had sold 2.4 million consoles in the last quarter, which ended on September 30. The respective share of the sales of Xbox 360 and Xbox One in these figures, however, have not been clarified. 

On the side of the mobile phone, it is 9.3 million Lumia Microsoft that were sold against 8.8 million last year. Even sales of the Surface Pro 3 are doing well and are approaching one billion dollars in revenue. 

For the branch and Consumer Devices, revenues increased 47% to 10.96 billion dollars.

How to Make Your Own Xbox One Background

Larry Hryb on his blog this procedure to create your own wallpaper on Xbox One. This course is intended for owners of the latest dashboard currently in beta. 

For this, it is mandatory to have installed the Media Player, which allows you to explore your photos / images. Here is the procedure: 

  • Connect a thumb drive or have access to a source DLNA 
  • Launch the Media Player, either directly or through Settings, My Xbox, my background, Custom Image 
  • Navigate to the source and the directory where your image 
  • Select an image in jpg / png 
  • Once your image open, open the menu via the Menu button 
  • Enable Set as wallpaper. 
  • You will see your image in full screen and you can adjust its size 

To assist designers, the Design Team Xbox proprose users to Photoshop a model allowing them to see which parts of their images will be hidden by the tiles (

Thursday, October 23

Xbox One: Phil Spencer "not ashamed" of his power

While the Xbox One is about to celebrate its first anniversary, Phil Spencer has already answer questions that could be asked about a console dying. 

When the Xbox One was sold at the end of last year, Phil Spencer was president of the Microsoft Worldwide Studios. It was therefore involved "only" in the software side of the console. 

After several changes made by Microsoft's vision for Xbox One (vis-à-vis the control of the occasion, for example) and the departure of Don Mattrick, Phil Spencer found himself promoted to head of the Xbox division. This means that it now manages everything related to the Xbox One. 

Guest Podcast Unlocked IGN, Phil Spencer was questioned about the configuration of the Xbox One. The head of the Xbox branch said it would have made ​​the Xbox console One more powerful if he had been involved in its creation: 

I do not know. I know the people who make these decisions but I do not know the realities of the situations in which they were when they made ​​those decisions. It would be easy for me to go back on it now and say 'ok, we would have built a box of three teraflops we would have sold 99 dollars.' But I do not know. 

I do not know the compromises they made. We, members of the 'leadership team' did not make all the decisions. I was taking decisions related content. So I think it would be unfair for me to return to a particular decision and say for example, 'hey, what kind of RAM should we choose?' or return to the case of ESRAM, HDMI input, what we did with Kinect, or other matters and say 'oh, I know all and see the point where we are now, I 'could change those decisions.' 

I think it's a complicated situation for me ... If I was content to say yes, it would send a good picture of me, but I do not know. If I take into account the context of the time, I do not know. I would say that the work done by the team platform is designed to put as much power as possible in the hands of developers. This work has had a tremendous impact in the last six months, and I'm very proud. 

In terms of the box (Xbox One, ed), its reliability is much better than the Xbox 360 at its launch and it's great. I went through the time of the red ring 360 and things like that after all. I am not ashamed of the hardware we have and if someone asks me 'should I buy an Xbox One?' I truly can say 'yes' given the content, platform, services, and hardware we have. 

I can assure them that they buy a platform vis-à-vis which I am engaged at all levels. And we will make this platform as great as possible

This type of speech is actually not surprising. Back on the decisions taken by his predecessors policy is a way to curry favor with players who have been disappointed. The problem is quite different when it comes to capabilities of the console. 

Xbox One is a machine in full commercial operation. A public disavowal of the power of the machine from its leader would send a picture of a console in which players have no incentive to invest. If even its creators say evil, why would consumers reach for their wallet?

Free Version of Xbox Music to be Axed

The free version of Xbox Music, Microsoft's Spotify-like streaming service, will be axed within weeks.

Following the removal of the ad-supported free version, on December 1, the only way to access Xbox Music will be to sign up to a paid subscription. Users will have unlimited access to Microsoft's library of millions of tracks, providing they pay $10 (or £9) per month.
"We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers," the corporation said on its FAQ page. There was no further explanation as to why the company is abandoning its ad-supported service.
The move comes despite one of the leading music streaming services, Spotify, continuing to offer limited music access for free.
For the monthly fee, Xbox Music offers unlimited access to its music servers, as well as offline listening on PC, tablet, and smartphones. For Xbox One and Xbox 360 users specifically, the service allows users to stream from a library of about 90,000 music videos.

A free 30-day trial is still available.

Xbox One: the screenshot arrives in 2015

Following the release of the contents of the update in November, players are still waiting for the ability to take screen captures on Xbox One but Phil Spencer has confirmed with IGN that this feature would come in 2015. 

"For this new year, we will see new things and the screenshot is on the list. It's finally a bit more difficult than I thought. There are two weeks, we thought we had found a solution. We are working on it, we know the players faces. This is one of our priorities. "

Read also: Xbox One: Update November information about the content 

Spencer said he wants to get a quality result on catches not only capture images from video. On the other hand, Phil announced that the update will be fairly light in December as new Xbox One will arrive on the network because of the holidays.

Wednesday, October 22

Xbox Live: Xbox One and Xbox 360 the week promotions

Microsoft reveals the latest promotions Xbox Live on Xbox 360 and Xbox One until October 27. The availability of offers and prices can vary depending on the region. Lovers of racing games on Xbox 360 are served! 

Xbox One Promotions 

  • Games on Demand: 

  1. Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut 50% 
  2. Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition -50% 

  • Additional contents: 

Forza Motorsport Car Pass 5 -25% 

Xbox 360 promotions 

  • Games on Demand: 

  1. Need for Speed ​​Most Wanted -50% 
  2. Need for Speed ​​Hot Pursuit 75% 
  3. Burnout Paradise -66% 
  4. Burnout Revenge -66% 
  5. Need for Speed ​​Undercover -66% 
  6. Dirt 3 -60% 
  7. Darksiders (also available for Silver accounts) -50% 
  8. Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z -50% 
  9. Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi -50% 

  • Arcade: 

R.B.I. Baseball 14 -50%

Tuesday, October 21

Microsoft launches digital tuners for Xbox One, the explanatory video

Microsoft has announced the availability of its digital TV tuner for Xbox One. This USB accessory allows you to watch DTT programs in HD. 

Basically, the console has the job of your "Box" classic TV. Here's what you can do with it: 

  • Watching TV in HD on the Xbox One: The free TV DVB-T, DVB-T2 and DVB-C are accessible without changing the source of the TV. 
  • Anchoring enjoy fashion: You can play his favorite games, communicating with friends via Skype while watching TV, thanks to Anchor fashion insert a window in your main screen. 
  • Access to TV programs via OneGuide, using Xbox One or voice control with Kinect. OneGuide can also put his favorite channels favorites for simplicity. 
  • Pause, rewind and fast forward a live TV program. 

The digital TV tuner One Xbox is sold at a suggested retail price of € 30, including the official store of Microsoft. Many explanations (in English) are available on the video above, especially those showing the "control" of your mobile devices via different channels, via SmartGlass.

Xbox One: Update November, information about the content

Major Nelson has just revealed the contents of the update in November of Xbox One, which began to be deployed today and those who are part of the preview program. 

  • Customization of backgrounds: The query number one fan finally arrives with the ability to change the wallpaper of the Xbox Dashboard One. It can be imported via the Media Player image, a single color, or even a successful artwork. 
  • Player profile: Ability to add location and bio to their profile, just like what we had on Xbox 360 Adding a showcase that offers six locations where one can view the success of which is is most proud or video clips recorded via DVR Games. 
  • Twitter integration for Game Clips: From the sharing option, it will be possible to publish his videos directly on Twitter. 
  • Trending Live TV: Right now reserved for our American friends, Canadian and English, Trending Live TV will know what the 20 most popular TV programs for us to watch. This filter will be updated every minute. This update will also give the opportunity to see what the most discussed on Twitter programs. Tweets can even be displayed directly via the MiniGuide. MiniGuide who suffer also improved with the addition of a favorites section to find out what program we recently looked. A voice activation will also be there. 
  • Improved SMARTGLASS: The pages will be displayed faster filters make it easier to find what you are looking for, the interactions between the Store and Xbox SmartGlass One will be more numerous. Adding a "coming soon" section to easily see what happens soon on Xbox One. 
  • Improvement of Internet Explorer, and preview application. Now, members who take the time to participate in surveys will gain more points and will be able to easily compare with their friends. 

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