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Biggest Xbox One Games of 2016 (so far)

Biggest Xbox One Games of 2016 (so far)

Games to look forward to for Xbox One this year

Here are the”exclusive titles” Microsoft has announced (“so far”). It also promises “even more updates to all versions of Minecraft in 2016”:

  • Gears of War 4 (Xbox One) – Multiplayer Beta in Spring 2016/Launch in Fall 2016
  • Quantum Break (Xbox One) – April 5, 2016
  • Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One & Windows 10) – Fall 2016
  • Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) – Multiplayer in Summer 2016
  • Fable Legends Open Beta (Xbox One & Windows 10) – Spring 2016
  • ReCore (Xbox One & Windows 10) – 2016
  • Sea of Thieves (Xbox One & Windows 10) – 2016
  • Gigantic (Xbox One & Windows 10) – 2016
  • Killer Instinct: Season 3 (Xbox One & Windows 10) – March 2016
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Windows 10) – Spring 2016
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Xbox One & Windows 10) – Spring 2016
  • Cobalt (Xbox One, Xbox 360 & Steam) – Feb. 2, 2016
  • Cuphead (Xbox One, Windows 10) – 2016

 
 

Xbox Black Frisday Sales are Live

 

Black Friday [Xbox]

Xbox One:

  • Battlefield Hardline — $23.99
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition — $30.00
  • Dark Souls II: Scholars of the First Sin — $20.00
  • Evolve — $16.00
  • Evolve Deluxe Edition — $20.00
  • Evolve Season Pass 1 — $7.50
  • Evolve Season Pass 2 — $12.50
  • Forza Motorsport 6 and Gears of War Ultimate Edition two-pack — $64.99
  • Guns, Gore, and Cannoli — $6.69
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection — $29.99
  • Killer Instinct Season Two Combo Breaker Add-on — $10.00
  • Killer Instinct Season Two Ultimate Edition — $20.00
  • Metro Redux Bundle — $17.99
  • Mortal Kombat X — $29.99
  • Mortal Kombat X: Kombat Pack — $17.99
  • Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition — $43.99
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — $24.00
  • Forza Horizon 2 — $25.00
  • Forza Horizon 2 Deluxe Edition — $35.00
  • Forza Horizon 2 Ultimate Edition — $45.00
  • Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass — $12.50
  • Goat Simulator Bundle — $12.72
  • Grand Theft Auto V — $35.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V and Great White Shark Card Bundle — $40.00
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition — $20.00
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass — $12.50
  • Beyond Eyes — $10.04
  • Blues and Bullets — $3.34
  • The Escapists — $10.00
  • King’s Quest Complete Collection — $29.99
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime — $10.04
  • Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Season — $18.74
  • Tales from the Borderlands Complete Season — $10.00
  • Telltale Games Collection — $36.30
  • F1 2015 — $40.19
  • FIFA 16 — $35.99
  • Forza Motorsport 6 — $49.79
  • Madden NFL 16 — $35.99
  • Madden NFL 16 Deluxe Edition — $47.99
  • NBA 2K16 — $47.99
  • NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Edition — $59.99
  • Need for Speed — $35.99
  • NHL 16 — $35.99
  • Project CARS Digital Edition — $20.00
  • RBI 15 — $5.00
  • Trials Fusion — $10.00
  • Trials Fusion The Awesome Max Edition — $20.00
  • Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians — $6.69
  • Bridge Constructor — $6.69
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved — $4.95
  • Lego Batman 3 Deluxe Edition — $17.50
  • Lego Jurassic World — $29.99
  • Nova-111 — $7.50
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack — $29.99

Xbox 360:

  • Assassin’s Creed II — $5.00
  • BattleBlock Theater — $4.95
  • Beyond Good & Evil — $2.50
  • Borderlands — $5.00
  • Castle Crashers — $4.95
  • Gears of War — $4.95
  • Mass Effect — $4.00
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes — $3.75
  • Prince of Persia — $5.00
  • Secret Monkey Island — $2.50
  • Super Meat Boy — $4.95
  • Deadpool — $20.00
  • Max Payne 3 — $5.00
  • Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass — $3.75
  • Risen — $5.00
  • Mortal Kombat — $9.00
  • Mortal Kombat Season Pass — $4.95
  • Mortal Kombat Arcade — $3.30
  • Epic Mickey 2 — $5.00
  • Geometry Wars Evolved — $5.00
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved — $4.95
  • King’s Quest Complete Collection — $29.99
  • Monopoly Plus — $5.00
  • Naruto Storm R — $15.00
  • Rockstar Table Tennis — $3.00
  • Sklanders SPOP — $24.99
  • BioShock — $5.00
  • BioShock — $5.00
  • BioShock Infinite — $7.50
  • Borderlands 2 — $5.00
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel — $20.00
  • Fallout: New Vegas — $7.50
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon — $3.75
  • Halo 4 — $6.60
  • Metro Last Light Season Pass — $7.50
  • The Orange Box — $5.00
  • Payday 2 — $8.75
  • Portal 2 — $6.60
  • Titanfall Deluxe Edition — $5.00
  • Assassin’s Creed III — $6.60
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum — $5.00
  • Batman: Arkham City — $5.00
  • Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition — $5.00
  • Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass — $5.00
  • Bully — $3.75
  • Forza Horizon 2 — $20.00
  • Grand Theft Auto IV — $5.00
  • Grand Theft Auto IV — $25.20
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $3.75
  • L.A. Noire — $7.50
  • L.A. Noire Season Pass — $3.00
  • Red Dead Redemption — $10.50
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection — $5.00
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack — $2.50
  • Madden NFL 16 — $35.99
  • Midnight Club L.A. — $3.75
  • NASCAR 15 Victory Edition — $13.99
  • Need for Speed Carbon — $4.50
  • EA Sports NHL Legacy Edition — $35.99
  • Sine Mora — $3.75
  • Trials Fusion — $10.00

Backwards Compatibility, Forward Thinking

 
Backwards Compatibility, Forward Thinking
By UNDED
On November 12th, Xbox One will be getting the long awaited Backwards Compatibility update. The update is free –not to be mistaken for a paid feature. Starting with a whopping 104 Xbox 360 titles, you’ll be able to buy, download, and play them right on your Xbox One. Have the digital copy already? Just redownload it; no need to purchase again. Your game saves, DLC, achievements, and gamerscore will carry over. This will also work with your disk based games. You’re console based features like game DVR, screenshots, and streaming will be usable with these titles. Best part of the update? You can play your 360 games with your friends regardless of which Xbox console they are on. Since the games need to be tweaked so these features will work, not all 360 games will be available at once. Here is the list of games rolling out.

Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Ubisoft
Arcade
Atari
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
345 Games
Arcade
Ubisoft
Arcade
Midnight City
Arcade
Majesco Entertainment
Xbox One Game
2K Games
Arcade
Ubisoft
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Atari
Xbox One Game
Sega
Arcade
Sega
Arcade
345 Games / Spike Games
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Codemasters
Xbox One Game
Codemasters
Arcade
Disney Interactive Studios
Arcade
Bethesda Softworks
Arcade
Bethesda Softworks
Xbox One Game
Square Enix
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Bethesda Softworks
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
PopCap Games
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Sega
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Square Enix
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Disney Interactive Studios
Xbox One Game
Disney Interactive Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
SNK PLAYMORE
Arcade
SNK PLAYMORE
Arcade
Ubisoft
Xbox One Game
Electronic Arts
Arcade
Atari
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Disney Interactive Studios
Arcade
Disney Interactive Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Midnight City
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Electronic Arts
Arcade
Sega
Xbox One Game
Codemasters
Arcade
Bandai Namco
Arcade
Bandai Namco
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Mages.
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
PopCap
Arcade
Ubisoft
Arcade
System 3 Software Ltd
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Ubisoft
Arcade
Deep Silver
Arcade
Sega
Arcade
Sega
Arcade
Sega
Arcade
Sega
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Sega
Arcade
Sega
Arcade
Sega
Arcade
Sega
Xbox One Game
Ubisoft
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Square Enix
Xbox One Game
Ubisoft
Xbox One Game
Ubisoft
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Disney Interactive Studios
Arcade
345 Games / Comedy Central
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Xbox One Game
Microsoft Studios
Arcade
Bethesda Softworks
Arcade
Microsoft Studios

Don’t see a title you like? Go to the Xbox Feedback website and vote for the games you want added! Being that backward compatibility has been requested by gamers since the 360/PS3. I can only applaud Microsoft for taking the initiative and giving this a shot, whether it works out for us or not.

Xbox Feedback website:
(https://xbox.uservoice.com/forums/298503-backwards-compatibility)

UNDED

Why Was Dead Space Such A Great Game?

 
Why was Dead Space such a great game?
By UNDED

To the surprise of many, Dead Space was a sleeper hit that quickly cemented itself as a mainstay horror series. At the time of release, the horror genre had grown somewhat stagnant due to “horror” titles such as Alone in the Dark, Left 4 Dead, and Silent Hill: Homecoming, that either more resemble action games, or just weren’t scary. With its engaging combat, unsettling audio design, and creepy visuals, Dead Space immediately became a fan favorite.

Following the story of Engineer Isaac Clark, you are dispatched to the USG Ishimura to investigate radio silence. The ship has gone completely ‘black’ and you are sent to help get things running again. Your ship is damaged upon arrival, leaving you and a few other ship mates stranded. Before long, you are greeted by the most haunting visuals at the time. Rooms are pitch black except for console lighting. Severed body parts and blood cover the hallways. What should be a well-maintained ship is in total chaos. The second you enter the Ishimura you are given a very clear sense of dread, that what happened here was not done by a human, and that’s what’s most startling.

As you make your way through the ship, the noises take a turn to the macabre. Loud audio engineering in movies is frowned upon for being a cheap scare, but in Dead Space its systematically designed to accompany a visual effect. Lights flicker, bodies move, creatures pass by in vents. All the while the ship creeks and bangs, and pipes spout vapor –staples of deep space horror games/movies since the original Alien.

You’re soon faced with zombies in the form of Necromorphs, the twisted undead remains of crew members aboard the ship. The Necromorphs aren’t technically “zombies” because even though they do eat you, that is not their sole purpose. One of the biggest reasons Dead Space became such a hit was because it flipped conventional combat on its head. Years of zombie and military games trained gamers up to this point to aim for the head. Necromorphs can only be dispatched by dismemberment, aiming for the limbs and finishing off with a devastating stomp to the head. The variety of enemies (babies with tentacles, winged bat creatures, tiny spores that can’t be killed by conventional Dead Space means) also kept the game feeling new to the end.

Dead Space 2 took everything that made part one great and added to it, easily making it the best entry of the series. Even with the inclusion of microtransactions in Dead Space 3, the series still kept to its roots as it concluded protagonist Isaac Clark’s story. The entire series playing with on Isaac’s guilt about his girlfriend dying aboard the Ishimura and the resulting PTSD from part one, working with the mental illness in part 2, and coming to terms and moving past it in part 3. Dead Space, however, deserves the credit for stepping out of the gaming norms and trying something new and in turn, refreshing a genre that even now, often gets overlooked.