Image

About Kevin Plumtree

Kevin, a Los Angeles area native, has enjoyed gaming as long as he can remember. Lately, he has taken great interest in the narrative aspect of gaming as well as player agency. This is probably because all the literature he had to read during his M.A. program conditioned him to think that way. Nevertheless, he enjoys almost all types of games, especially shooters, strategy, and simulation.
Latest Posts | By Kevin Plumtree
YouTube update on Xbox One simplifies uploading
7 years ago

YouTube update on Xbox One simplifies uploading

By  •  News

An update releasing today will make uploading gameplay clips to YouTube a seamless process. Content can now be captured with the Game DVR app, subsequently edited in Upload Studio, and …
Read More

New apps arrive for Xbox 360 and Xbox One
7 years ago

New apps arrive for Xbox 360 and Xbox One

By  •  News

MLG App 2

A post on the Xbox Wire website reveals both new and updated apps for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The lion’s share of the coverage details the Major League Gaming (MLG) app’s release on Xbox 360.  With this app, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can view live streams of gaming tournaments, access an eSport report, as well as take in other original programming.  The most recent broadcast was for the Call of Duty Championship, which included a $1 million prize for the winning team.  Development of an Xbox One version is currently in progress.

Also on its way to Xbox One is MLB.TV.  Previously released and refreshed on Xbox 360, users who subscribe to both Xbox Live Gold and MLB.TV premium can watch all out-of-market regular season games for the 2014 season.

Read More

R.B.I. Baseball set to return with classic feel
7 years ago

R.B.I. Baseball set to return with classic feel

By  •  News

rbibaseball_610

Today, most console gamers are familiar with 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball series or Sony’s MLB: The Show, but with 2K Sports letting their license with the league expire, every platform not released by Sony was left without any baseball title.

Major League Baseball has stepped up to fill this void with the revival of R.B.I. Baseball. The franchise came to exist over two decades ago, yet no title has seen the light of day since R.B.I. Baseball ’95.  There was a rumored XBLA revival several years ago; however, that title never materialized in any manner.

Read More

Phil Spencer clarifies aim of Games with Gold program
7 years ago

Phil Spencer clarifies aim of Games with Gold program

By  •  News

When Microsoft first revealed Games with Gold, which would provide Xbox Live Gold subscribers two free titles each month, users cheered it as a long-awaited answer to …
Read More

Average XBLA price has doubled since platform launch
7 years ago

Average XBLA price has doubled since platform launch

By  •  News

When Xbox Live Arcade first launched, much of the attention given by publishers and developers was to releasing ports or updates of classic games, and the prices …
Read More

Microsoft Points set to expire within one year of transition to local currency
7 years ago

Microsoft Points set to expire within one year of transition to local currency

By  •  News

Ever since the introduction of Microsoft Points, users have complained about its scaling seeming arbitrary and how the conversion rate is meant to make things look cheaper.  …
Read More

Xbox One will allow users up to 1000 friends
7 years ago

Xbox One will allow users up to 1000 friends

By  •  News

The new architecture driving the Xbox One gives users the ability to add up to 1000 of their closest and dearest comrades to the newly expanded friends list.  Now …
Read More

Is Fusion the name of the next Xbox?
7 years ago

Is Fusion the name of the next Xbox?

By  •  Rumors

If domain registrations are any indication, the follow-up to the Xbox 360 will be called Xbox Fusion.  A list, discovered and compiled by Fusible, shows …
Read More

Castle of Illusion receives new screenshots and trailer
8 years ago

Castle of Illusion receives new screenshots and trailer

8651667213_c0df91a747

Sega of America has released new screenshots and an extended version of a trailer teased earlier this month for Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse.  The game, described as a “complete re-imagining” of the original released in 1990 on the Sega Genesis, will join the already announced Ducktales Remastered for a summer 2013 launch on digital platforms, including XBLA.  With any luck, this trend of Sega and Disney teaming up will continue and bring even more classics out of the vault.

8652766694_bc35e56714

Read More

SmartGlass for Android update includes support for 7-inch and larger tablets
8 years ago

SmartGlass for Android update includes support for 7-inch and larger tablets

By  •  News

Xbox SmartGlass has now been updated for Android.  The 1.5 release includes support for Android-based tablets 7” and larger.  This update also brings with it the same …
Read More