Posted on 10 December, 2013 by Yvan ZIvkovic
Backwards Compatibility Prank Bricks Your Xbox One
Want to play your favourite Xbox 360 titles on your shiny new Xbox One? Follow these instructions and you’ll end up playing nothing
by Yvan Zivkovic
Ah, internet, first you told me Santa wasn’t real, now you’re trying to destroy my shiny new toy.
The folks over at 4chan have devilishly put together a rather authentic image which makes users believe that they can turn on backwards compatibility on their Xbox One so they can play their old Xbox 360 games, when in reality all it does is make it a big, black, giant, expensive paperweight.
The instructions tell the player that the backwards compatibility is disabled by default, and following a specific set of instructions will turn on said feature, when in reality, all it does is brick your console.
Yeah, don’t do this. Seriously
Filed under: Console gaming, Game Industry News, Hardware News, Industry News, News, Next Gen, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One | Tagged: 4chan, Backward compatibility, Backwards Compatibility, games, Larry Hryb, MajorNelson, Microsoft, Practical joke, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 games, xbox games, Xbox One | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 2 December, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Killer Instinct Out of Sync?
A one off or recurring problem?
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
If this is real, then it is absolutely insane and Double Helix or Microsoft need to speak up, as to what the hell is going on. Calvin Morrow recently uploaded a video on Youtube which showcases the same battle between two different character, which for the majority of the match appears out of sync.
If you watch the video then you’ll see the same moves being registered but happening at the different times.
Over at NeoGAF if you frequent you can check out this thread, and read other users thoughts on this. Some say that the game pits you against AI when the game fall out of sync hence why it is such a smooth experience.
I personally haven’t had the chance to test out Killer Instinct online as of yet and I highly doubt the game would actually throw you against AI whilst it tries to sync, but then again weirder stuff has happened before.
I say it is best to share this around to see if this is a one off glitch in the net-code or an actual recurring problem.
If however it is a problem with the game or the net-coding what does that say about Microsoft’s cloud technology which is said to drastically reduce waiting periods in finding online matches or even enhancing game experiences?
For the moment we can speculate all we want with the given information, but I’ll hold my breath to see if any official announcement or acknowledgement is made.
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Filed under: 1st Party Titles, Console gaming, News, Xbox 360, Xbox One | Tagged: cloud, Double Helix, Killer Instinct, Microsoft, NeoGAF, Xbox, Xbox One, YouTube | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 28 November, 2013 by Deus Exer
SONY: Half of Australians Grabbing a PS4 Launch Day Will Skip Work
Next Gen Fever strikes Australia November 29
by Daniel Geikowski
Gamers everywhere are no doubt the most excited when the next generation of video game consoles are on the horizon. Much like a highly-anticipated game release, many people camp out at midnight, waiting to get their hands on it as soon as humanly possible. A few gamers even schedule a day off to play their newly-acquired game to their heart’s content.
However, this small number of people struck by the gaming fever seems set to become a full-blown epidemic come November 29th. For seven years in the making, Sony’s next gen console, the Playstation 4, will be released on Australian shores. The growing excitement from the US seems to have fueled the furore over here in the land of Oz.
Filed under: Console gaming, Game Industry News, Next Gen, PlayStation 4, Press Release, PS4 | Tagged: Launch Day, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Playstation 4, Sony, Xbox One | 1 Comment »
Posted on 25 November, 2013 by Jayden
World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition Preview
Prepare for battle!
by Jayden Perry
World of Tanks has been a huge success for developers Wargaming.Net since it’s launch in 2011, making it’s eSports debut in 2012. Since then it has amassed quite the following, and will see an Xbox 360 launch in late 2013. It is currently in the Beta testing phase, which I was able to have a good go of to get a feel for the game. The game is free to play, but has paid components to it also, such as resources and consumables packs.
Upon loading up and updating the Beta client you are taken to your garage, the hub of the game. From here, you can buy and customise tanks (including purchasing items with real currency in the store), tweak your settings and jump right into a battle.
Welcome to the garage, your World of Tanks Hub.
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Beta, Console gaming, Game Impressions, New Xbox 360 Games, Preview, Previews, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 3rd Party Games, Xbox 360 Game Previews | Tagged: Beta, eSport, Microsoft, Personal computer, Software release life cycle, Tank, Windows XP, World of Tanks, World of Tanks Xbox 360, Xbox, Xbox 360, xbox live | 1 Comment »
Posted on 22 November, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Xbox One Dominates The Sydney Skyline
It ain’t Batman
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
To usher in the new generation Xbox One, 300 VIP Xbox customers, media and celebrities ushered in this new console by attending a launch event up at The Crystal Park in Luna Park.
For the first time in Australia, much like the Coke sign at Kings Cross when it was changed into Master Chief, the Sydney Tower had its Westfield sign into a green beacon which makde it the largest countdown clock in the Southern Hemisphere as it countdown to midnight when the console would be available.
Up at Luna Park a stunning water projection was also home to a countdown clock as well as trailers for all the launch titles.
“It’s a great time to be a gamer and we are honoured to be a part of this incredible industry. More than 370 retail stores opened around the country to bring in this new era of gaming and entertainment. Thousands of people across the country headed out to collect their consoles at the stroke of midnight – that’s a passion and dedication that we are continuously humbled by.”
That’s not all, entertaining a crowd of almost 300 were The Presets to which everyone enjoyed as the night raged on. It was a great night where I and a lot of people had a lot of fun. Congratulations to Microsoft on a successful launch.
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Filed under: Console gaming, Hardware News, Industry News, News, Next Gen, Press Release, Xbox One | Tagged: EB Games, Master Chief, Microsoft, Midnight, Sydney Tower, Xbox, Xbox One | Leave a Comment »