Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Microsoft Announce Change Of Xbox One Policies, Now Region Free But No Game Sharing

Microsoft's Don Mattrick has released a big update regarding the Xbox One.

  • An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
  • Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.
  • In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions. 

 But Microsoft have also announced they are taking away:
  • These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray. 
There are reports from the web that this will also mean Xbox One consoles will get a day one patch to enable the new features, which means the console needs an internet connection to set it up.

Source: Xbox

505 Games Announce Ashes Cricket 2013 Videogame Has Been Delayed Until July

505 Games have announced Ashes Cricket 2013 has been delayed until July. this delay was to give developers Trickstar more time " deliver a quality cricket title.”. The Ashes competition itself doesn't take place until 10th July.

Press Release

2K Have Released A New Trailer, Detailed DLC And Reveal UK Pre-Order Bonus For The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

2K have released a new trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. this video uses in-game action to show how the squad based shooting commands work and it also offers some tips on how to take out certain enemies.

2K have also revealed more details regarding the DLC. D:C will come out across PS3, Xbox 360 and PC but Xbox 360 users will get the first DLC pack first. this first pack will be narrative driven that will expand the origin story. 

2K have announced players who pre-order The Bureau: XCOM Declassified at certain retailers will receive a bonus side mission called Codebreakers. in this mission, you have to find out what happened to a communications facility, bring it back online and decrypt a mysterious code. those who pre-order at GAME will get a Light Plasma Pistol as an in-game item.



Press Release

Ubisoft Have Released A New Trailer For Their Free To Play Game Spartacus Legends

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Spartacus Legends. this upcoming free to play game will come out digitally across PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. the trailer confirms the Xbox 360 version will come out on 26th June and the PS3 version will come out later in the Summer.

Ubisoft Have Released A Blooper Trailer For The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. this trailer shows bloopers whilst the E3 trailer was made, possibly revealing a new magic character.

Zero Punctuation - Remember Me

Next week Yahtzee will tackle E3, but until then he tries out Remember Me. this game has received all sorts of different review scores and seems to be shaping up to be one of those games you either like or hate. but will that apply to Yahtzee, or will he surprise us all and agree with both sides?

Sony Reveal The New EU PS Vita And PS Vita 8GB Memory Card Game Bundles

Sony have revealed a new 8GB PS Vita Memory Card Bundle and a new PS Vita Wi-fi Bundle. you can buy the 8GB memory card separately for €39.99 and get codes to download the 10 bundled games or you can buy the Vita and Memory card together for €249.99 and then download the 10 free games. to get the free games you have to be registered to the PSN. these bundles will be out starting from now, with more countries in Europe getting them as the week progresses.

The following titles are included:
  1. LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  2. WipeOut 2048
  3. MotorStorm RC
  4. Little Deviants
  5. Frobisher Says! (with Fun Pack DLC)
  6. Ecolibrium (with Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum game packs)
  7. Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters
  8. Lemmings
  9. Hungry Giraffe
  10. The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character

Source: EU PlayStation Blog