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XBOX News! Windows 10 is *NOT* only for PC, Tablets and Phones

Easily one of the most popular announcements, Microsoft said that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to anyone using Windows 7 and up for the first year. That's a huge change from the way Windows has been licensed in the past. If you have Windows 7 (which we liked!) or higher, you can upgrade to Windows 10 without paying a dime. Microsoft even confirms that once you're upgraded, you'll get support for the lifetime of the product, so this isn't a trick where you'll have to pay after the first year. Windows Phone 8.1 users will also get a free upgrade, as well.

Good. What's important about the new Windows 10?

Microsoft kicked off the consumer-focused portion of the event by talking about a continuous experience across devices. Often, there's a disruption that occurs when you move from your desktop to your phone, or your phone to your tablet. Microsoft wants to fix this with a feature called Continuum. This allows you to swap between desktop and tablet mode in convertible devices. Microsoft is also moving its mobile and desktop versions of Windows closer together so that apps work similarly across all form factors.

Microsoft also showed off how Windows 10 will behave on phones or tablets, if you use one of those devices. There are new mobile features like replying directly to notifications, a floating keyboard, and voice dictation anywhere you can pull up the keyboard.

But not only that...



Microsoft wants developers to be able to write apps once and run them on everything from Windows desktops to Xbox consoles. The company showed off a bit about how these apps will behave and be distributed. The above is an image of the Calendar app that was written for the Universal Apps platform and automatically adapts to different interfaces.

Microsoft showed off the Ribbon interface in Word as it appears in Windows phone, described as a "nearly no compromises" experience. The upside is that if you get used to a menu on one device, all the same functions should be in roughly the same place in mobile versions of the app with a slightly different layout. This is very similar to the way Android handles phone-to-tablet conversions, which dynamically adjust to different screen sizes. A welcome (And long awaited) approach.

But you guys always talk about GAMES!!!

I KNOW! And Win10 is going to hit the Xbox One!

Microsoft took a step in Steam's general direction with a brand new Xbox app for Windows 10. The app will come pre-loaded on all Windows 10 devices. For Xbox Live users, you can chat and voice chat with everyone on your friends list, see all of your games in the app, view screenshots and videos from players and so on.

The Xbox app goes even further by allowing you to record your own videos for any Windows app
. Including Steam games. The company demoed the Xbox app recording a gameplay video of Sid Meier's Civilization—a version of the game that is old enough that it hasn't been updated for Windows 10 at all—with the screen recording feature. It even works with games run from Steam, so it's nice to see the service playing nicely with other gaming platforms.

Gamers have plenty of reasons to enjoy Windows 10, as well. The biggest news is that Microsoft will allow Xbox One users to stream their games to the PC, much like Steam's in-home streaming works, just in reverse. The games will run on your console and stream across your home Wi-Fi to your desktop, so you can play it in the best interface for your play style.

Excerpt from gizmodo.com

Microsoft XBox One in White coming out later this year

Last year, Microsoft developed a white variant of the Microsoft XBox One for the Employees.. However, now the company plans to bring it out to the public alongside with Sunset Overdrive. Speaking to Polygon, a Microsoft spokesperson revealed that this XBox One variant will come bundled with Sunset Overdrive, which will launch on October 28th. Microsoft still has not revealed the price of the console, or an exact release date for the bunle, but the confirmation of a white variant of the XBox One heading to store shelves follows rumors suggesting Microsoft would launch the bundle in October.

Far Cry 4 - Official Trailer

ABOUT THIS GAME


As you may obviously understand, Far Cry 4 is the fourth installment of the Ubisoft's Far Cry franchise. 

Players find themselves in Kyrat, a wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape. Built from the legendary DNA of its award-winning predecessor, Far Cry 4 delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience ever in an entirely new and massive open world with a new weapons, vehicles, wildlife and more.


In Far Cry 4, you’ll conquer fortress outposts from the back of a six-ton elephant and take to the skies as you rain down explosives from the seat of your gyrocopter. The vertical landscape of the Himalayas isn’t just a pretty backdrop, but a playground that encourages the player to fight, hunt and explore, grappling up cliffs or launching into the air, plummeting to the valley below in a controlled free fall with your wing suit. You’ll carry with you a truly unique arsenal of weaponry that lets you play your way, whether it’s sniping, sneaking or all-out assault. When all else fails, animals can be your biggest allies or your greatest danger, as Kyrat’s wilderness delivers on the promise of a true open world anecdote factory.

The greatest thing about this game-–feature available only to Playstation 3 and 4 players-–is that you can still play co-op even if you do not own the game.

Assassin's Creed - Unity - Trailer

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STORYLINE

Paris, 1789 - The french Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of the commoners who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy.

As the nation tears itself apart, a young man named Arno will embark on an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a true Master Assassin.

CO-OP EPICNESS

In addition to an epic single-player campaign, join up with up to three friends online and experience the open world of 18th-century Paris. Pull ambitious heists and take part in unique narrative-driven missions designed exclusively for co-op play. Sabotage an execution. Protect an emperor. Assasinate a Templar agent. Victory won't be easy; you and your lethal band must rely on communication, coordination, and diverse skills to accomplish your missions, then vanish into the shadows.

UNPRECEDENTED FREEDOM, JUST LIKE 'MURICA

Enjoy an unprecedented degree of freedom and control over your Assassin.

  • Full motion control with new parkour mechanics for free running up, across, and down city walls and buildings.
  • A reinvented fighting system provides a richer combat experience based on skill, timing, and flow.
  • Enhanced stealth gameplay, including a new stealth mode, cover system, and crowd-manipulation techniques.

 

Forza Horizon 2

Race through a massive wide-open world with friends in the ultimate celebration of speed, style, and action-packed driving. Explore beautiful and exotic locations in more than 200 of the world's greatest cars, all created with precise detail. A world of beauty and freedom awaits.

Explore a Massive, Living Open World - A world of beauty and freedom awaits.

  • The next evolution of the best-in-class Forza graphics engine delivers full day and night cycle with spectacular weather, lighting, and visual effects.
  • An epic road trip career mode adapts to your car choices with hundreds of events across a beautiful and diverse European landscape.
  • However you like to play, there is an endless variety of free-roam driving fun. Whether you're racing, hunting hidden treasures like exotic barn find cars, or showing off your customized rides at car meet locations spread across the world, the choice is yours.

Action-Packed Driving - Take risks and earn rewards for showing off your driving skills and style.

  • Smash through fences onto back country dirt trails, plow though fields of crops and dense forests, and discover new shortcuts on your thrilling, high-speed adventures.
  • Race against aircraft and trains in thrilling Showcase events.
  • Make your name at the Horizon Festival. Whether you're racing in traffic, catching huge air, or racking up skill points and combos with awesome stunts, your legacy begins here.

Connect with Friends - An epic road trip awaits.

  • Join friends online to free roam together, compete in races and team Playground modes, or take part in fun co-op challenges.
  • Join or create your own Car Club of up to 1000 members to expand your network of friends and rule the leaderboards.

Your Ultimate Car Fantasy - Drive more than 200 of the world's greatest cars.

  • A diverse collection of amazing vehicles ranging from extreme off-roaders to modern supercars, classic muscle, and much more.
  • Every car and truck is recreated in obsessive detail, with full cockpit views, including functional windshield wipers, working headlights, and authentic interiors.

The Horizon Festival invites you to join its celebration of cars, music, freedom, and fun on the world's greatest roads. Get ready for the road trip of your life!

  • Published in Games

Assassin's Creed - Unity

STORYLINE

Paris, 1789 - The french Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of the commoners who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy.

As the nation tears itself apart, a young man named Arno will embark on an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a true Master Assassin.

CO-OP EPICNESS

In addition to an epic single-player campaign, join up with up to three friends online and experience the open world of 18th-century Paris. Pull ambitious heists and take part in unique narrative-driven missions designed exclusively for co-op play. Sabotage an execution. Protect an emperor. Assasinate a Templar agent. Victory won't be easy; you and your lethal band must rely on communication, coordination, and diverse skills to accomplish your missions, then vanish into the shadows.

UNPRECEDENTED FREEDOM, JUST LIKE 'MURICA

Enjoy an unprecedented degree of freedom and control over your Assassin.

  • Full motion control with new parkour mechanics for free running up, across, and down city walls and buildings.
  • A reinvented fighting system provides a richer combat experience based on skill, timing, and flow.
  • Enhanced stealth gameplay, including a new stealth mode, cover system, and crowd-manipulation techniques.

 

  • Published in Games

Forza Horizon 2 Trailer

Race through a massive wide-open world with friends in the ultimate celebration of speed, style, and action-packed driving. Explore beautiful and exotic locations in more than 200 of the world's greatest cars, all created with precise detail. A world of beauty and freedom awaits.

Explore a Massive, Living Open World - A world of beauty and freedom awaits.

  • The next evolution of the best-in-class Forza graphics engine delivers full day and night cycle with spectacular weather, lighting, and visual effects.
  • An epic road trip career mode adapts to your car choices with hundreds of events across a beautiful and diverse European landscape.
  • However you like to play, there is an endless variety of free-roam driving fun. Whether you're racing, hunting hidden treasures like exotic barn find cars, or showing off your customized rides at car meet locations spread across the world, the choice is yours.

Action-Packed Driving - Take risks and earn rewards for showing off your driving skills and style.

  • Smash through fences onto back country dirt trails, plow though fields of crops and dense forests, and discover new shortcuts on your thrilling, high-speed adventures.
  • Race against aircraft and trains in thrilling Showcase events.
  • Make your name at the Horizon Festival. Whether you're racing in traffic, catching huge air, or racking up skill points and combos with awesome stunts, your legacy begins here.

Connect with Friends - An epic road trip awaits.

  • Join friends online to free roam together, compete in races and team Playground modes, or take part in fun co-op challenges.
  • Join or create your own Car Club of up to 1000 members to expand your network of friends and rule the leaderboards.

Your Ultimate Car Fantasy - Drive more than 200 of the world's greatest cars.

  • A diverse collection of amazing vehicles ranging from extreme off-roaders to modern supercars, classic muscle, and much more.
  • Every car and truck is recreated in obsessive detail, with full cockpit views, including functional windshield wipers, working headlights, and authentic interiors.

The Horizon Festival invites you to join its celebration of cars, music, freedom, and fun on the world's greatest roads. Get ready for the road trip of your life!

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