Introducing the Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series

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At Xbox, we’re committed to giving fans choices when it comes to games, services, and devices. Coming in holiday 2017, we’re bringing fans the most powerful console ever: Project Scorpio. Featuring 6 teraflops of graphical processing power, true 4K gaming, and compatibility with Xbox One games and accessories. Plus, later this spring, Xbox Game Pass will launch unlocking over 100 great games with endless play. Today, we’re excited to unveil the new Tech Series of Xbox Wireless Controllers. The first in the series is the Xbox Wireless Controller – Recon Tech Special Edition. This controller will be available for $69.99 USD and will start shipping to retailers worldwide starting April 25.

 

In developing this new controller series, the Xbox team was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, exploring concepts stemming from combat armor and sci-fi mechanical gear. Premium finishes like a laser etched texture, gold accents and insignia are on the front of the controller. The back of the controller features textured diamond rubberized grip for added control and comfort. This specialized controller also has the same features you know and love of the Xbox Wireless Controller, including improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices or Samsung Gear VR. You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories App, available for download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.

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A great way to use this new controller on your Xbox One is with Copilot – a new console feature that allows any two Xbox Wireless Controllers act as if they were one. As part of our commitment to enhancing gaming for everyone, Copilot makes Xbox One more inviting and fun for new gamers or those needing assistance — whether it’s parents who want to help their kids play, experienced gamers looking to play with novice players, or gamers who need unique configurations to play (e.g. with hands apart, hand and chin, hand and foot, etc.). The Copilot feature will be available through the Creators Update later this year.

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Call of Duty Infinite Warfare launch sales down nearly 50% on Black Ops 3 in UK

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Launch sales of “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” were down 48.5 per cent compared to last year’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3”.

Both Infinite Warfare and Blops 3 launched on a similar Friday in November. Both games had a huge marketing push. But, for a number of reasons, Infinite Warfare sold only half as well.

That’s not to say Infinite Warfare flopped – far from it. Infinity Ward’s sci-fi shooter was still 2016’s second-largest launch in the UK – behind FIFA 17 – despite losing half its sales year-on-year.

But what caused all those lost sales? Continue reading

The Injustice 2 Announcement Trailer is Here!

The Injustice 2 Announcement Trailer is Here!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced “Injustice 2”, the super-powered sequel to the hit game “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Continue reading

Xbox One VR games apparently outed by E3’s own site

TODO alt textMicrosoft hasn’t said anything solid about plans for virtual reality on Xbox One, but other companies aren’t being quite so patient. NeoGAF user 00ich found that the E3 website has three studios and one other company currently registered under the Xbox One virtual reality games category: Maximum Games, Readily information Co. Ltd., Rebellion, and VR input company 3DRudder. Continue reading

Sequel To INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US Is On The Way

A sequel to the widely popular DC fighting game “Injustice: Gods Among Us” is coming March 2017. That’s if you believe the rumor from a French website which VG247 says has a source close to the game. The source reports that the game may even be announced ahead of E3. If announced, the game would be releasing for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Continue reading

Bandai and Dimps Officially Announce Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Bandai and Dimps Officially Announce Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

BANDAI NAMCO has officially announced Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the most expansive Dragon Ball videogame experience to-date. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is currently in development at famed Osaka, Japan based videogame developer DIMPS (who previously developed the first Xenoverse title, among other Dragon Ball games) and will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year. Continue reading

Microsoft wants to bring cross-buy and cross-saves to Xbox and PC

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Yesterday there was a  surprise announcement that “Quantum Break”, a highly anticipated Xbox One exclusive would actually also be launching on the PC at the same time in April. On top of that, those who pre-order the Xbox One version get the PC version as well, which is something we will see happen more often  as Microsoft wants to bring more cross-platform features to Xbox One and Windows 10.

According to Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, cross-buy between PC and Xbox One will be a platform feature: “We’ll make it a platform feature. We think it’s good for gamers. More players, more games, better ecosystem”.

 

Xbox One gets 10 more backwards compatible games and a free copy of Witcher 2

Xbox One just got 10 new backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles, and Microsoft says we won’t have to wait so long to see more roll out in the future. The good news is that arguably the biggest one is free for everybody: Continue reading

Star Wars Battlefront’s Battle of Jakku teaser sets the stage for The Force Awakens

The teaser I’m about to show you isn’t technically for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, but you’re going to want to watch anyway. Because this footage is from Star Wars Battlefront’s free DLC The Battle of Jakku, which can serve as your own personal prequel to Episode 7. Take a look: Continue reading

The Graphics Technology of Fallout 4 by Bethesda

(Note: the following is a repost from Bethesda.net).

The hardware we play games on continues to advance at a rapid pace with exciting new graphics features. Our Creation Engine has evolved to incorporate this new technology in order to empower the artists and designers at Bethesda Game Studios to create an immersive new world. The tech team here is closely aligned with the art team, and together we carefully selected each individual feature based on specific artistic and performance goals we wanted to achieve in creating this world. Continue reading