Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Phil Spencer Wants Shooter for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Phil Spencer Wants Shooter for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, expresses his desire for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to join the list of Xbox One’s backward compatible games.

According to information found on the Xbox Feedback site, Activision and Treyarch’s 2012 shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is currently the most highly requested game by fans for the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program, with more than 207,000 community votes, which is far more than gamers’ second choice of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, which presently holds upwards of 170,000 votes. Although Skyrim is an incredibly coveted candidate to become backward compatible on Xbox One, not only do the fans want Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to show up on the program’s list more, but also the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, has expressed his interest in the shooter making its way onto the company’s current generation platform.

In response to a fan on Twitter, Spencer revealed his desire for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 coming to backward compatibility by initially apologizing for his lack of response by not addressing the community’s sheer craving for the title to show up on the program’s catalog of games. The Xbox boss followed up his apology by saying, “I really want to see this come to BC.”

 

[Source:- GR]

 

Gears of War 4 Xbox One S Bundles Revealed

Gears of War 4 Xbox One S Bundles Revealed

Two new bundles for Gears of War 4 have been announced, including an exclusive deep blue console, allowing players to buy the title alongside the new Xbox One S.

For those who are looking to enjoy Gears of War 4 at its best, Microsoft have revealed two bundles for the Xbox One S to celebrate the new chapter of their acclaimed franchise’s release, that will be available to purchase beginning October 11.

The first bundle comes with a white Xbox One S and a digital download copy of Gears of War 4, along with a 1TB hard drive and the new Xbox wireless controller. Priced at $349, the bundle will allow players to upgrade from their old Xbox One consoles, due to the new Xbox One S’s better performance on certain titles. In the case of Gears, the game supports High Dynamic Range on the new console which, according to the Xbox blog post, will make a big difference visually.

“Fans will experience richer, more luminous colors and a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, bringing out the true visual depth of the battle against the Swarm,” claims General Manager for Xbox, Matt Lapsen in the company’s bundle announcement.

 

The second package deal is a Gears of War 4 special edition bundle, coming with a limited edition deep blue console and matching controller. This bundle comes with a 500GB hard drive and is available exclusively at GameStop and Microsoft Stores in the US (and at EB Games and Microsoft Stores in Australia). The special edition bundle comes with a physical edition of Gears 4 in the US and a digital download in Australia.

It’s worth noting that physical copies of Gears of War 4 do not qualify for the Xbox Play Anywhere feature, meaning that players who want a disk copy will not be able to play the game on Windows 10 PCs, unlike those who opt for a download.

Also, for a limited time, when fans purchase either bundle, they will get the entire Xbox 360 Gears of War collection for Xbox One at no extra cost, meaning that players can revisit the original games for a quick trip down memory lane before jumping into the next generation of Gears.

These aren’t the only Gears of War-themed consoles that will be coming in the near future, with the2TB red console sporting the Crimson Omen symbol, set to launch 4 days before the game’s release date. A brand-new Gears 4-themed Elite controller has also been revealed by The Coalition, featuring a red design, blood splatters, and scratch mark decals. Gamers who purchase the special edition controller can also get themselves an exclusive in-game item and three Gear Packs.

 

 

[Source:- Gamerant]

The Game Preview of Happy Dungeons is now live on Xbox One

The special Game Preview of Happy Dungeons is now available to play for free on theXbox One. The Game Preview is a free version of the game for users to play while it’s in development. There are usually bugs and many aspects of the game’s engine and graphics will not be finalized yet but it is playable and is a good opportunity for gamersto get a sense of what the game is about.

Happy Dungeons is a multiplayer roleplaying game and supports up to four players at once in both online and offline modes. Players’ characters can have their looks customized with hair color, weapons, and clothing all interchangeable. Characters’ personalities can also be changed to create a more dynamic play experience.

Here’s the full game description: Cut loose in the dungeons with up to four friends in Happy Dungeons, the cooperative action RPG that’s just made for multiplayer gaming! So grab a pad and enjoy the witty, upbeat storyline that’s never short of a surprise, all set within a bizarre world overflowing with comical characters. Vibrant graphics combine with high-speed, stomach-churning action to give you an experience like nothing else! Customize your character to your heart’s content and go nuts in your own unique way! Embark on the adventure of a lifetime as you join forces with your friends and family to take out those dastardly villains! Are you ready to embrace the challenge with your own party of little lunatics?

 

Happy Dungeons updates daily with new Daily Dungeons events for players to work through. Other features such as Story Dungeons and Event Dungeons are also updated regularly and new content in the form of fresh items, skills, and character customizations are often added too.

 

[Source: Winbeta]

 

Turn-based RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic confirmed for Xbox One

A new video game called, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, has just been announced for theXbox One. The game is a 3D roleplaying game set in the magical world of Umbra. It features turn-based battles, item crafting, character customization, and skill trees to adjust a character’s progression in the game.

Here’s the official game description: Desert scavenger Amon finds himself in the adventure of his life when he crosses paths with a most peculiar creature back home in Zaber. Join Amon and other remarkable heroes in this turn-based fantasy RPG, on an unforgettable journey across the world of Umbra; a mysterious, beautiful but harsh planet that stopped spinning thousands of cycles ago.

Earthlock: Festival of Magic is a collaboration between Snowcastle Games and SOEDESCO Publishing and is set for release sometime in late 2016. Are you playing anything interesting on Xbox One right now? Let us know all about it in the comments below.

[Source: Winbeta]

Pre-order the R-rated version of Batman versus Superman on Windows 10 and Xbox now

The R-rated version of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is now available for digital pre-order via Microsoft Movies & TV (or Film & TV in some regions) which means it’s orderable on Windows 10 devices via the Store app, on Windows phones running 8.1 and under in the Xbox Video app, and on Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.

Called Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Ultimate Edition, this extended R-rated version of the film includes over 30 minutes of footage that wasn’t shown in theaters as well as the original theatrical version. The Ultimate Edition is more than a collection of a few extra scenes. There were several actors, such as Jena Malone and C.T. Fletcher, who were cut entirely from the theatrical version and are now back in the film and director, Zack Snyder, has suggested in several interviews that a rather big Easter egg, which hints at future DC movies, has also been added back in.

The original version of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is rated PG-13 and is available separately as well for those with no interest in the Ultimate Edition.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is the follow-up to Man of Steel, the first movie in the rebooted DC Comics movie continuity. While Man of Steel reintroduced Superman to audiences on the big screen, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice expands the world established in that film by bringing in Batman, Wonder Woman, and several other superheroes from DC Comics’ popular franchises.

The film has been quite divisive with audiences with some praising it while others are calling it one of the worst movies ever made. Did you enjoy it and are you interested in seeing this new version of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice? Let us know in the comments below, and remember to refrain from posting spoilers. Not everyone’s seen it yet.

Pre-order Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Ultimate Edition.

 

[Source:- Winbeta]

Turok 1 and 2 Remastered Coming to Xbox

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In a tweet to a fan, Night Dive Studios confirms that the remastered versions of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil are making their way to Xbox.

Before ARK: Survival Evolved exploded on the scene, gaming’s premiere dinosaur hunting games were Turok and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil. Many gamers look back on those titles with fond memories, and now it looks like fans of the games will have a chance to go down memory lane, as Night Dive Studios has confirmed that both Turok and Turok 2 are coming to Xbox.

The versions of Turok and Turok 2 making their way to Xbox will likely be ports of the remastered Turok games that were released for PC late last year. The remastered Turok titles available for PC boast improved graphics and other enhancements when compared to the original releases, but it remains to be seen if the Xbox ports will have any additional content.

It’s also unclear what Night Dive Studios means when the company states that the Turok games are coming to “Xbox.” Perhaps this means that the titles are being released on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as opposed to just releasing on the latter. Moreover, it doesn’t appear as though the remastered Turok games are coming to PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 at this time, which seems a little odd. However, it opens the door to the possibility that Microsoft has pushed for the remastered Turok titles to be console-exclusive or timed-exclusive to the Xbox brand.

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In our Turok: Dinosaur Hunter remaster review, we pointed out that the game feels a little antiquated by today’s standards, and it seems unlikely that particular issue will be addressed with the Xbox port. However, maybe Turok is set to make a gaming comeback after 2008’s failed reboot attempt, and the ports of the remasters are paving the way for that.

It would make sense, considering Night Dive went a similar route when bringing the System Shock series back from the dead. The company started the effort by releasing a System Shock 2 remaster, which was followed by a remaster of the original System Shock not long after. It was then that System Shock 3 was announced, so perhaps by bringing the remastered Turok titles to more platforms, Night Dive is prepping an announcement for a new game in the series.

Regardless, Xbox One owners with nostalgia for the Turok franchise will likely appreciate the remastered games making their way to the system. Hopefully PlayStation gamers aren’t left out of the mix as well, however, as it would be nice to see the Turok franchise make a comeback on as many platforms as possible.

The remastered Turok games are already available for PC, but the titles don’t have a release date on Xbox just yet.

 

[Source:- Gamerant]