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Posts Tagged ‘Xbox One’

If you’ve ever wanted to gift an Xbox One game but didn’t want to saddle the recipient with a physical copy (or an impersonal gift card), you’re in luck. So long as you’re part of the Xbox Insider Program, Microsoft’s promised game gifting feature is now available for Xbox One titles through the console’s online store, including some Windows 10 games that support Play Anywhere. You can either send a title directly to one of your Xbox Live friends or to an email address. The recipient only has to redeem a code to claim their game.

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The Xbox One controller.
Microsoft has revealed 25 new indie titles coming to its Xbox One console.

The games are part of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox initiative, which aims to make it easier for indepement developers to create games for the Xbox One.

“Since we first announced the program in August, we’ve been working closely with developers to bring a diverse array of independent games to Xbox One,” said ID@Xbox Games Director Chris Charla.

“Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible so developers can focus on what matters most: creating the games you’re beginning to see today!”

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WHAT’S IN THE BOX: The Xbox One console comes with the external supply similar to the Xbox 360 but with a proprietary power cord.

You also find a really nice and beefy HDMI cable, Mono Chat Headset, and wireless controller with non-rechargeable AA batteries and the greatly enhanced and improved Kinect 2.0.

GAMES: A gaming console is all about games and the Xbox One has over 20, including exclusives like Crimson Dragon, Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox Fitness, Zumba Fitness as well as Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Ghosts, FIFA 14 and Just Dance 2014.

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The Xbox One will not require a regular Internet connection.

Gamers will continue to be able to use, trade, sell or loan their games just as they have been on earlier versions.

Those announcements, made Wednesday, represent a reversal for Microsoft on two key decisions about its upcoming Xbox One console that had infuriated many gamers.

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Xbox One Indie Games

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Microsoft rankled some independent game developers when the company admitted that it still won’t allow them to self-publish games on the Xbox One.

As many a YouTube parody video will tell you, Tuesday’s Xbox One reveal was about a lot of things — TV, sports and “Call of Duty” being the main three. But as gamers and critics began to pick apart the new device, they inevitably began to wonder: What about the actual games?

While Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement in February inwas replete with independent game developers singing the company’s praises both on and off the stage, Microsoft’s Tuesdayevent featured a small number of sleekly polished, blockbuster franchises like, well, “Call of Duty.”

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It has been feted as the ultimate electronic game system amid promises that household televisions will become more intelligent.

Microsoft has launched its next-generation video games console, the eagerly-awaited Xbox One, in an event streamed around the world from its headquarters in Washington state

The launch featured a video link from film producer Steven Spielberg.

However, enthusiasts for its predecessor, the XBox360, have learned they will not be able to play their games on the new machine.

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