With the Xbox One set to launch in only a few days (November 22, 2013), it’s time to take a deeper look at what the console offers at launch and whether its initial wave of features and games makes an immediate Xbox One upgrade right for you or if you should hold off for a while until the console’s feature set and game library has grown. To do so, XBLAFans will look at what the console will have to offer on November 22 and attempt to determine whether or not that launch offering makes sense for you.
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Are you one of those people who always have to have the newest tech? Do you constantly upgrade your phone to the latest version in order to stay up to date with ever-changing technology? If so, then the Xbox One is for you. After eight long years with the 360, the next generation of living room gaming is truly about to commence (sorry, Wii U, we still love you for what you are) and you shouldn’t let yourself get left behind. If the console’s recently updated specs weren’t enough to convince you, then the new UI walkthrough might be the final push you need. The video will show you how the Xbox One will change not just your gaming experience, but your overall home entertainment experience for years to come.
Microsoft has done with the Xbox One and Kinect what no other console has been able to achieve: it has solved the problem of navigating a UI on a TV from the comfort of a couch. From the very inception of consoles, it was evident that a mouse and keyboard were awkward to use while sitting on a couch, which led to the introduction of the controller. For many years the controller was a brilliant way to game, and it’s still an integral part of today’s gaming experience. However, as consoles have grown from pure gaming systems into entertainment hubs, current-gen console UIs have grown clunky, their menus becoming unmanageable. With the Xbox One, all of that clunkiness is gone; you can switch from app to game to TV to Skype within seconds all with the power of your voice. Nothing about Microsoft’s incoming console says next-gen more than its new UI.
In an interview with Polygon, Yukio Futatsugi, the game director for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Crimson Dragon, detailed a dragon rental feature. Yukio explained that players can register …
For those of you who just can’t wait until November 22 to experience the Xbox One, Microsoft has the hype train headed to a city near you. Yesterday, the Xbox One Tour kicked off and will be traveling all across North America and Europe. At the event, you can be among the first members of the public to try launch games like Forza 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, and hotly anticipated XBLA games Crimson Dragon, Lococycle and Max: Curse of the Brotherhood.
Lucky tour route cities include Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Paris, Vienna, London and many more. Each city will feature two events: Area One and Test Drive; the former being a much bigger, convention-like event. Participants must be 18 or older to enter Area One, but no restrictions apply for the more commonly available Test Drive. While admission is free, you might want to bust out the tents a day or two early to secure your spot. To find out which events are near you, you can consult Microsoft’s official tour map.
For those of you gunning for Area One, you’ll find the schedule after the jump.
Grounding’s Yukio Futatsugi has revealed that it was Microsoft’s decision to move Crimson Dragon from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. Futatsugi told Eurogamer at the Tokyo Game Show that …
New footage showcasing story elements from the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Crimson Dragon debuted at the Tokyo Game Show this week. The spiritual successor to the Panzer Dragoon series takes place on the planet Draco, where remnants of humanity struggle against the planet’s winged natives in the face of extermination, harnessing the dragons’ power to fight back.
Crimson Dragon will be available upon launch of the Xbox One, November 22, retailing for $19.99. The long-developed title was previously slated to soar onto Xbox Live Arcade with required Kinect integration, but has since added controller support and asynchronous mutliplayer, focusing on Microsoft’s forthcoming console. Those who purchase and partake in the action before the end of the year, December 31, will receive an exclusive playable dragon.
As we reported earlier today, Crimson Dragon is coming to Xbox One later this year. Previously slated to occupy a dragon-shaped hole in the Xbox Live Arcade library and …