One of the many announcements that came from Microsoft’s E3 media briefing on Monday was Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This bundle will arrive on November 11th, 2014 in honor of Halo 2 releasing ten years ago to date. Continue Reading
Made by You
Xbox fans in the US are being offered the opportunity to design a gamerpic to be placed on the Xbox ONE service for all to see. 100 winning pictures will be chosen and each winner will receive a commemorative controller as a thanks as well as seeing their picture on the service for all to use.
Design an Xbox One Gamerpic and be a part of Xbox history! Gamerpics play an important role in Xbox One – they make a statement, they represent a person, define a player and their style. Design your own Gamerpics for a chance to be part of the Xbox One Gamerpic Gallery.
100 winners will be selected by the Xbox team and Xbox Community and will have their art featured in the Gamerpic Gallery of Xbox One for players worldwide to select as their Xbox One Gamerpic. Winning designers will receive an Xbox One controller to commemorate their win.
If you want to join in, you can visit the competition site here and good luck!
Microsoft hands out freebies to some loyal fans
Yesterday Microsoft started sending out thank you emails to selected Xbox fans with Xbox One rewards inside. There were various rewards on offer from free Forza 5 cars, the full Killer Instinct game unlocks and on rare occasions Xbox One systems with games.
It appears this is linked to Xbox Rewards and in order to be selected you needed to have either/or a high Gamerscore or long Live tenure. Of course, that would return quite a large list of people and not everyone is getting something so it appears to be a simple lottery from the returned list of people.
Good luck and let us know if you get anything, one of the staffers here received a Killer Instinct unlock which you can see after the break.
Earlier today at the annual European gaming convention, Gamescom in Cologne, Germany Microsoft released the games they have targeted as launch titles for their entry into the next generation of gaming.
Forza 5 now has a Limited Edition
All Forza racing fans can rejoice as Turn10 and Microsoft have just announced their Limited Edition is now available for pre order. the content of the Limited edition are as follows:
Earlier we had reported the policy on how games would work on the Xbox One. After some feedback and severe backlash from the community over their earlier decisions, Microsoft has decided to change the policy of being “always online” and how games will work.
The Xbox One will no longer need to be connected to the internet at least once every 24 hours. If you’d like to play offline or can’t connect at least once a day, you no longer have to worry!
Games will also work exactly the way they do now on the 360. Feel free to sell, lend or trade-in your disc based games. Downloaded games can be played offline; however, downloaded titles cannot be resold or shared. Disc based games can be played on any Xbox One system and will no longer be region locked. As it is today, the disc will be required to be in the systems tray in order to play disc based games. And you will be able to sell, lend, or trade-in your disc based game simply by giving the other person the disc.
On Tuesday, May 21st the world discovered what Microsoft’s reply to the next generation of consoles was. That response was the new Xbox One. Continue Reading