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Games with Gold for Xbox One: September 2014

This month Xbox One’s Free Games With Gold goes retro with Super Time Force, and gives players another month-long chance to download Crimson Dragon. For more on Crimson Dragon, check out our review here. Super Time Force is a retro 2D side scroller that features time distortion, robots and zombies, check out the trailer below!

Super Time Force will be FREE to download throughout the month of September on Xbox One, so download your copy while you still have the chance! For more on Xbox One, keep it locked at DS90’s!

– Caleb Stiles

Xbox One Upload of the Week – Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

What’s going on readers, today we’ve got our Xbox One Upload of the Week, and we’re featuring June’s Free Game with Gold, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood! Max: CoB has proven to be a really fun and fresh game, and I hope you all have gotten the chance to try it out! If not, it’s still free all through the month of July, so head to the Xbox Store on your Xbox One and try it out! We will have a review going up for Max: CoB soon, but until then check out our Upload of the Week below!

– Caleb Stiles

 

Get Guacamelee Free on Xbox One – Games with Gold July Details

Games with Gold continues to set a high bar for Xbox One with July’s free game of the month. June featured Halo: Spartan Assault and Max and the Curse of the Brotherhood, and now Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is replacing Spartan Assault to roll in July’s Games with Gold.

Guacamelee has received great response since its original release date, even scoring a very favorable 84 on Metacritic. Make sure you download your free copy of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition in a few days, and hit that follow button to see more on Games with Gold and Xbox One!

– Caleb Stiles

New Achievements Headed to Titanfall Exclusively on Xbox One

Update Four has finally been detailed for Titanfall, and big changes are incoming, from Titan voices to new game modes and achievements. Two new limited time game modes, Marked for Death and Wingman, will be added. Marked for Death, a rather self explanatory mode, marks one pilot from each team, and if they are killed, the killer’s team gets a point. After a “marked” pilot has been killed, two new targets are randomly selected, and the game continues until 10 points have been awarded to a team (or the leading team wins by time expiration). My staff and I had the opportunity to play Marked for Death at E3 2014, and it is a very fresh and engaging mode, with very tense and fun situations  arising while being “marked”. Moving on, insignias, voice overs and 14 new Titan burn cards will also be added.

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A whole bunch of balancing and general maintenance updates will also be rolling out, like better auto-titan AI, burn card overflow protection, new menu art and a nifty challenge tracker! Lastly, Xbox One players will be receiving an achievement update, adding achievements built around the previously released Expedition DLC. No release date has been given for the update, but we will keep you in the know!

– Caleb Stiles

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Preview (Xbox One)

Re-live Master Chief’s entire story this November on Xbox One with Halo: The Master Chief Collection – the ultimate Halo collection that puts all four numbered Halo titles on one disc, with the ultimate facelift! Here’s a summary of all the features in Halo: Master Chief Collection.

  • Halos 1-4 compiled on one disc, with Halo 2 getting the FULL anniversary treatment
  • Halo: Master Chief Collection features Online Multiplayer running at 1080p, 60fps, and features 100+ maps (Every Halo map ever made)
  • Features interchangeable User Interface to experience Chief’s Story the way you want to. (Play all Warthog Missions, Arbiter only missions, or whichever playlist(s) you decide to create!)
  • Grants access to Halo 5: Guardians Beta and Halo Digital Feature, Halo: Nightfall (Nightfall introduces new character, “Locke” who makes his game debut in Halo 5: Guardians)
  • Releases November 11th, 2014 at MSRP 59.99, with 4000 gamerscore

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Microsoft blew the crowd away today with their absolutely stunning conference and used Halo: The Master Chief Collection to really send home their games, games and more games approach this year. Microsoft has started off E3 2014 strong this year, and I don’t see them getting outdone by Nintendo or Sony this time around, but it’ll be interesting to see what they have in store! Stay locked on our E3 2014 page and Twitter account to stay in the know for E3 2014, and to get the best LIVE show floor coverage! Leave your comments below and hit that follow button at the top of the page!

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– Caleb Stiles

Wall Street Journal Claims Titanfall 2 Is Coming to PS4

Wall Street Journal, an obviously credible source, claims to have some insider information on Titanfall 2. Here’s the snippet:

         Microsoft has benefited from the Xbox-exclusive shooting game     “Titanfall” from Electronic Arts Inc., which was the best-selling title of March and April in the U.S. But its follow-up game, which is in the planning stages, also will be available for the PS4, a person close to the development effort said.

BppKO2sCcAA2OBpSeveral other sources, along with Wall Street, reached out to EA for official comment, but EA refused to say anything. So while this news is far from confirmed, I’m betting Wall Street’s inside sources are some of the more credible ones out there. Take everything with a fair grain of salt however, as it is only a matter of time before E3 2014 gives us all the answers! Head to our E3 2014 page to get live twitter updates of each conference, and LIVE show floor coverage in the coming days at the E3 Expo!

– Caleb Stiles

Our #E32014 Wishlist: Xbox (Part 3)

Welcome to Part 3 of DS90’s #E32014 Wishlist! This will be our last Wishlist segment before the 1st conference (Microsoft)  which starts tomorrow at 9:30am PT so make sure you check out our Wishlist before tuning into the conference! Let’s break down what we want to see from Xbox!

Ryse: Son of Rome 2 (Sequel)

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Ryse: Son of Rome was the best Xbox One launch title, and helped carry the system through the mud in its time of struggle. A gripping story, unrivaled next-gen graphics, and an addictive arcade style multiplayer made Ryse the game I came to love, and the game that helped Xbox One in a time of need, and for that, I salute Crytek. With that being said, Ryse was understandably short and fairly low in content, for most players. Crytek should come back swinging to E3 2014 with a true sequel to Ryse: Son of Rome, extending Marius’ story as well as the conflict between the Roman Gods. Crytek could pour more time and effort into the sequel, taking the online multiplayer, campaign and executions to an even higher level. Check out the video below to see what Ryse: Son of Rome is all about!

Black Tusk Studios – Gears of War

Black Tusk Studios recently acquired the rights to Gears of War via Microsoft, and this is very exciting news. Epic Games finished up their reign over Gears with an arcade-style-campaign prequel, Gears of War: Judgement, that didn’t exactly warm the hearts of fans as expected. The story and lore that Gears is so well known for was masked behind an arcade style campaign that too heavily leaned towards high scores and rating systems, ultimately flattening the rather well oriented campaign. The multiplayer made great leaps and bounds in success however, and the newly introduced Overrun game mode claimed hours of my life. I’m excited to see Black Tusk Studios turn a new leaf on this incredible franchise and take it forward to the AAA reputation it deserves. Hopefully we get at least a glimpse of what Black Tusk has been working on so far!

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Halo 5: Guardians – Gameplay Booth

Earlier this summer, 343i and Microsoft took the liberty of announcing Halo 5: Guardians – a decision I first thought to be better saved for E3 2014. The more I thought about it, however, the more it made sense. Microsoft was deploying a push and pull strategy for Xbox One and here’s how.

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– 1st, Microsoft announces the drop of the Xbox Live Gold Paywall, introduces Xbox Live Gold Discounts, Games with Gold for Xbox One, and plans for selling a Kinectless Xbox One. This was the push; some big wigs up at Microsoft analyzed consumers that weren’t committing to an Xbox One, and what was holding them back. Boom, Microsoft enforces all these changes to Xbox Live and Xbox One, “Pushing” lost consumers back towards wanting an Xbox One, and creating a peak of interest.

-2nd, and lastly, Microsoft then gives 343i the green light on announcing Halo 5: Guardians just days later, and weeks before E3 2014 commences. So Microsoft takes those consumers they’ve just brought to the edge of the water with the push, and pulls them in with the bait line and sinker, and what better bait to use than their #1 cream of the crop, Halo? What does this mean for E3 2014? Hopefully, it means we will see plenty of great Halo 5 footage, and  even some sort of interactive booth!

Banjo-Kazooie for Xbox One

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Banjo-Kazooie for Xbox One. It doesn’t get much better than that. Rare has been locked under the Kinect Motion Gaming genre for years now, and while they have managed to make some amazing games (I’m looking at you Kinect Sports Rivals), it’s time Rare gets the chance to bless the Xbox One with the unrivaled platformer they know so well, Banjo-Kazooie. Seem farfetched? Think again! Here’s a picture of leaked Xbox One titles from last year that features B+K: Gruntyland in the top left. Hopefully we hear more about Banjo-Kazooie tomorrow morning!

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Halo 2: AE for Xbox One

Halo 2: Anniversary Edition – it’s been teased for months, the 10 year anniversary for the release of Halo 2 is this year, and Halo 5: Guardians is confirmed for a late 2015 release, leaving a perfect gap for Halo 2: AE this holiday. The stars are completely aligning for this to happen, but it might not happen in the respect I had first expected. It’s been rumored that this year we will see Halo: The Master Chief Collection, an HD remake collecting Halo 1-4 in one great package. It’ll be interesting to see how all of this turns out, but we will know soon enough!

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That wraps ups DS90’s E3 2014 Wishlist! Check out the list of honorable mentions below and we hope you’ve enjoyed our thoughts and opinions, and we’d like to see yours! Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and stay tuned all week for extensive show-floor coverage of #E32014!

  • Left 4 Dead 3
  • PvZ Garden Warfare 2
  • Titanfall DLC Info
  • Forza Horizon 2 Game Play Booth
  • Fable IV
  • Sunset Overdrive Game Play Booth
  • Quantum Break

– Caleb Stiles