Xbox One Chat - March Games with Gold announced (p272)

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Zombi & Army of Two now free with Gold & This Week’s Deals (p269)
by Trelliz » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:11 pm

Shadow Warrior is great and has been cheap for a while, the 2d asscreed games aren't. Already got split second but am curious to see if it runs slightly better on xbone. Never been a huge fan of crazy taxi but will download it on my actual 360.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Zombi & Army of Two now free with Gold & This Week’s Deals (p269)
by more heat than light » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:26 pm

BID0 wrote:haven't we got that Assassins Creed already? I recognise the cover.


There are three Assassin's Creed Chronicles games, we have already had China and this is the India installment.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Zombi & Army of Two now free with Gold & This Week’s Deals (p269)
by Moggy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:19 am

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S'alright.


That's not a bad line up. I only own one of those (AC) and will give the others a go.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by rinks » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:33 am

Nice to have Split/Second on BC. Is the 360 version of Crazy Taxi the one without the original soundtrack? Can't play it without Offspring's yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:20 pm

rinks wrote:Nice to have Split/Second on BC. Is the 360 version of Crazy Taxi the one without the original soundtrack? Can't play it without Offspring's yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.


I think they also took out a lot of the ingame advertising which helped give the game a certain look. It just didn't play the same without them for some reason.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Photek » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:23 pm

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rinks wrote:Nice to have Split/Second on BC. Is the 360 version of Crazy Taxi the one without the original soundtrack? Can't play it without Offspring's yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.


I think they also took out a lot of the ingame advertising which helped give the game a certain look. It just didn't play the same without them for some reason.

It played the same, it just didn't look the same. ;)

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by samoza » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:35 pm

I've completed Shadow Warrior and played Split Second in the past. I will give them all a go again.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Corazon de Leon » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:58 pm

rinks wrote:Nice to have Split/Second on BC. Is the 360 version of Crazy Taxi the one without the original soundtrack? Can't play it without Offspring's yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah.


Soundtrack's on a spotify playlist, just turn the music off, keep the sound effects on and you're good to go. All I Want is glorious. Can't wait for this.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Death's Head » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:11 pm

If anyone is interested, the Doom download is a rather ridiculous £3.39 at Amazon.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Garth » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:28 pm

Death's Head wrote:If anyone is interested, the Doom download is a rather ridiculous £3.39 at Amazon.

Sold out now, must've just missed it!

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Buffalo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:38 pm

It was priced at 3.39 because that’s the number of years it would take to download.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Monkey Man » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33 pm

Rumors -

Some of the names being thrown around as possible acquisitions by Microsoft are, frankly, astounding, even unthinkable. But the fact that they are doing the rounds is instructive. The most recent one we heard (from a reliable source close to Microsoft) was, in fact, Electronic Arts. We also heard a whisper about Valve and about Korean outfit PUBG Corp., which Microsoft last year signed to a timed exclusive for its hit survival shooter, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

“Because of where we are in the lifecycle of all these things, I’m expecting to hear Microsoft announce something very, very shortly,” said van Dreunen.

https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/29/16930 ... -microsoft

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Photek » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:35 pm

If MS bought EA I’d eat my own balls!

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Jordan UK » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:42 pm

Photek wrote:If MS bought EA I’d eat my own balls!


:lol:

Yep. Seems a bit unlikely.

Maybe they're hoping to amalgamate EA Access into GamePass?

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Monkey Man » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:43 pm

Microsoft acquires PlayFab, accelerating game development innovation in the cloud

Today, I am pleased to welcome PlayFab to the Microsoft family. PlayFab is a complete backend platform provider of services to build, launch and grow cloud-connected games. PlayFab’s tools are designed to be used by game developers across all platforms (mobile, PC and console). This acquisition extends the investments and work we’ve done on Microsoft Azure to provide a world-class cloud platform for the gaming industry.

As Satya Nadella noted in our annual shareholders meeting, “We’re mobilizing to pursue our extensive opportunity in a 100-plus-billion gaming market. This means broadening our approach to how we think about gaming end to end, about starting with games and how they’re creating and distributed, and how they’re played and viewed.”

Over 1 billion people play games, fueling a thriving industry whose ecosystem is evolving and growing quickly. Many industries are moving to the intelligent cloud, and this trend is true in gaming as well. This means an increasing number of developers are looking to create connected games for mobile, PC and console devices that have a significant emphasis on post-launch operations. However, the cost and complexity of achieving this through custom-built, server-side tools and technologies is high, and PlayFab offers developers a compelling model that scales naturally with their games’ players.

PlayFab’s backend services reduce the barriers to launch for game developers, offering both large and small studios cost-effective development solutions that scale with their games and help them engage, retain and monetize players. PlayFab enables developers to use the intelligent cloud to build and operate games, analyze gaming data and improve overall gaming experiences.

The PlayFab platform is a natural complement to Azure for gaming (Visit azure.com/gaming for more info). Azure, with locations in 42 regions worldwide, provides world-class server infrastructure, allowing creators to focus on building great games with best-available global reach. For gamers, this leads to a higher, faster degree of innovation and better experiences.

Incorporating PlayFab’s experience, growing network of game developers and powerful gaming-as-a-service platform into our product offering is an important step forward for gaming at Microsoft. PlayFab has served more than 700 million gamers and is currently powering more than 1,200 games with companies like Disney, Rovio and Atari. Its gaming platform powers some of the most prominent titles in the industry, such as “Idle Miner Tycoon,” “Angry Birds: Seasons” and “Roller Coaster Tycoon Touch.”

Together, Azure and PlayFab will further unlock the power of the intelligent cloud for the gaming industry, enabling game developers and delighting gamers around the world.

For more information on PlayFab, you can find a blog post from James Gwertzman, CEO and co-founder, here.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Buffalo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:48 pm

This whole cloud power bollocks is surely a bit of a running joke. It did nothing noticeable or of note for any xbone game I’ve ever played online. Their money, I suppose.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by BID0 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:38 pm

The sooner the cloud buzzword dies the better. I’m actually sick to death of hearing it :lol:

Microsoft buying EA makes a lot of sense. There is quite a lot of mingling between ex employees from one to the other. Plus they have a lot of synergy with their expertise in shutting down development studios, sitting on IP and doing nothing with them etc

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Peter Crisp » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:42 pm

Microsoft should buy Atari so they can scrap the Xbox brand and use the Atari brand instead.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Photek » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:44 pm

BID0 wrote:The sooner the cloud buzzword dies the better. I’m actually sick to death of hearing it :lol:

I know it’s doesn’t impact games but Microsoft makes an absolute fortune from their cloud based stuff.

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - February's Games with Gold announced (p269)
by Photek » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:49 pm

BID0 wrote:The sooner the cloud buzzword dies the better. I’m actually sick to death of hearing it :lol:

I know it’s doesn’t impact games but Microsoft makes an absolute fortune from their cloud based stuff.

The EA thing is a possibility because Phil Spencer got promoted and now sits on the board of directors at Microsoft. He has more power than ever at this point in his career and that means Xbox has recognition within the company all the way to the top.

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