Bungie officially announced today that it’s parting ways with Activision Publishing and will self-publish all future Destiny titles. They partnered in 2010 after Bungie sold its Halo rights to Microsoft and started work on what would become 2014’s mega successful online multiplayer / shooter RPG hybrid called Destiny. The franchise’s downfall may be somewhat due to the popularity of free-to-play games like Fortnite and PubG that make all of its revenue with microtransactions. “Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for Activision to transfer publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects,” said Bungie. Read more for another video and additional information.
Xbox Live Gold users can now play the 2018 pixel art masterpiece that is “Celeste,” a platform game in which players control a girl named Madeline as she makes her way up a mountain while avoiding numerous deadly obstacles. Unlike traditional side-scrolling platformers, players can perform a mid-air dash in the eight cardinal and intercardinal directions. For those not as experienced, simply turn on the Assist Mode, where you can change some attributes – infinite air-dashes, invincibility, or slowing the game’s speed, etc. – about the game’s physics to make it less difficult. Read more for a video review of the game and additional information.
The Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle includes a wireless controller, the full game download of Minecraft, Minecraft Starter, and Creators Pack, 1,000 Minecoins, 14-day Xbox Live Gold and 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial, all for $199 shipped, Cyber Monday weekend only, originally $299.99. Players can enjoy great content from Minecraft community creators including Relics of the Privateers, Adventurer’s Dream, Wildlife Savanna, Winter Mini-Games Festival, and more, as well as 1,000 Minecoins to snag even more in-game content. Product page. Read more for a hands-on unboxing video and additional information.
Microsoft’s Xbox gaming division has big plans for life beyond consoles, and it’s called Project xCloud. Simply put, Xbox One components will be installed in server datacenters worldwide, enabling Xbox games to be played “on any device,” with current internal testing being carried out on mobile phones and tablets using an Xbox Wireless Controller. That’s not all, a touch input overlay is currently in development. Continue reading for another video and more information.
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Microsoft’s Xbox One X is touted as the world’s most powerful game console, and rightfully so, but for those who have always wanted a portable version, Eddie Zarick of Eds Junk has just the fix for you. Called the Xbook One X, this portable Xbox One X features a 21.5″ 1080p ViewSonic display, the original cooling units, external ports, two USB ports (just one if you opt for the optional keyboard), and a power outlet to ensure your extra long gaming sessions never get interrupted. Continue reading for more pictures, information and a bonus video.
Call of Duty: WWII (Xbox One) lets players land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history’s most monumental war, all for $37.99 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. This game creates the definitive World War II next generation experience across three different game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Co-Operative. Featuring stunning visuals, the Campaign transports players to the European theater as they engage in an all-new Call of Duty story set in iconic World War II battles. Multiplayer marks a return to original, boots-on-the ground Call of Duty gameplay. Product page. Continue reading for an extended gameplay video and more information.
Microsoft’s Xbox One S may not be the latest and greatest, but it gets the job done, all for $189 shipped, this weekend only, originally $279.99. With a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, High Dynamic Range technology brings out the true visual depth of your games. With four times the resolution of standard HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers the clearest, most realistic video possible. Stream 4k content on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video and watch Ultra HD Blu-ray movies in stunning visual fidelity with High Dynamic Range. Product page. Continue reading for a recent video review and more information.
The Xbox One X “Project Scorpio” Edition has just been unveiled, and it’s a doozy. Pre-order one here now. It features a custom design with the words ‘Project Scorpio’ printed on the console / controller, and they’ve also incorporated a sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern across the exterior. Fans will also notice the packaging is inspired by the original Xbox. The Project Scorpio Edition also comes with an exclusive vertical stand so you can choose how to display it in your home. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
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The Xbox One S is a mighty console on its own, but for those wanting an unconventional gaming PC, there’s no better platform to begin with, or so we think. Modder Eddie Zarick agrees and transformed one of these game consoles into a fully-functional desktop computer. Featuring an Intel Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor, MSI B250I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard, Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory, a Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive, Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Low Profile Video Card, and a picoPSU-160-XT, 160w output, 12v input DC-DC Power Supply. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Microsoft may have not released an iPhone or Galaxy S competitor for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have the resources to do so. Introducing the Microsoft Surface Phone. Featuring a 5.7″ OLED display with an embedded fingerprint sensor, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, and the ability to use the handset as an Xbox One controller. Continue reading for more pictures and information.