8 Minutes of Quantum Break Gameplay…But Will You Want to Play It?

Gamescom 2014 is here and Microsoft opened the world's largest games expo with their Xbox press conference. A metric ton of games were shown and discussed during the 90 minute conference. While there were some new game announcements, most of the games were shown previously at June's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The game that was previously announced but not shown was Remedy Games' Quantum Break. Well the wait for gameplay footage for this Xbox One exclusive is finally over with the 8 minute gameplay demo shown below: [y=nlxIj6sT4uA height=400] As you can see, graphically, the game looks absolutely stunning. Particle effects and dynamic lighting...

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Xbox One’s May beta is chock full of surprises.

The now monthly incremental evolution of the Xbox One continues during May. The update rolled out for preview users last week and it seems focused solely on audio improvements.  Added to the settings menu is the Sound Mixer. This gives the user the ability to determine the volume levels for the main program versus the snapped app.  Think about a radio balance dial where moving the dial to the left provides louder volume for the main app and moving the dial to the right favors the volume of the snapped app. [NOTE: This was added to April beta but was...

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Xbox One’s: It’s like they’re giving them away!

The price of the Xbox One continues to drop. First was the "price drop" in the form of the Titanfall and Forza Motorsports 5 digital bundles for $499. Then the announcement that those bundles would drop in price to $450. Now comes news that Target is selling the Xbox One bundle boxes with a year of Xbox Live for $500.  This, effectively, has lowered the price of the console $380. The bundles and subsequent price drops so closely after the launch of the console has led many to call the Xbox One a failure.  However, with well over 4 million units...

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Peter Molyneaux thinks Kinect is “a joke”.

Fable creator and promise-maker of all things great and small, Peter Molyneaux, has said the Xbox One's Kinect "feels more and more like a joke." In an interview with Edge, the former Lionhead studio head and current founder of 22Cans said “I actually wish Kinect wasn’t a requirement. It feels like an unnecessary add-on to me. Maybe it’s because we’re in England, and it doesn't really use the TV stuff, but it feels more and more like a joke. My son and I sit there saying random things at it, and it doesn't work." Molyneaux believes that eventually the Xbox One will...

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ICYMI: Life is Magic

“Life is Magic” from Red Robot Games is a free iOS and Android MMO that uses geo-location to populate your world. A game with a gorgeous art style and crisply animated sprites that pop off of your screen make this game something pretty new to handheld devices. When you start the game you have the ability to pick between three archetypes. The Monk, Machinist, and Mage are at your disposal, each with strengths that range from magic specialties to melee combat. [y=cxKYWM7fdKo height=400] What I believe sets this game apart is how deep the gameplay is. It incorporates many systems that we...

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