Category: Microsoft

WARFRAME ARRIVES ON XBOX ONE

Warframe           GmP Gaming   image    1First Free-To-Play Title Hits ID@Xbox

Digital Extremes announced today that Warframe®, the wildly-popular AAA Free-to-Play game, is available now on the Xbox One console worldwide.  Warframe is the first Free-to-Play title released through the ID@Xbox Program that allows independent game developers of all sizes to self-publish digital games on Xbox One.  Set in an evolving sci-fi world, the third-person action game challenges players to fight across the Solar System and master the power of the Warframe!

“Warframe has been a labor of love for our team for over a decade,” said Steve Sinclair, creative director at Digital Extremes.  “We believed in this concept when no one else did and it’s so satisfying to see the incredible reception it’s received from the gaming world — and now with the Xbox One launch it will just keep getting better.”

Warframe is a fast-action PvE shooter often described as MMO-Lite.  Squads of four players band together to advance their characters and battle the oppression of the genocidal Grineer.  Throughout their combat missions, players will continually increase and customize the power and abilities of their Warframe and weapons.  Introduced to the game as newly awoken Tenno warriors, players are thrust into a universe at war and armed with ancient exo-skeletal technology only they can operate. These Warframes bring unimaginable power and skill to the Tenno and provide players with unique offensive and defensive powers to explore and master.

With an emphasis on cooperative play and clan-building, Warframe will take full advantage of the social connectivity and community building features the Xbox One offers.   Game DVR will allow players to capture their greatest Warframe moments and share them with friends.  Second screen functionality through SmartGlass will be utilized with the Warframe Nexus App for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. This companion app provides players with pertinent real-time game information and stats such as Alerts to critical missions and the Codex, which provides key data on all the Warframes, weapons, Mods and more to help players strategize their play.

Warframe can be downloaded for free today on Xbox One.  For all the latest news and information on Warframe on Xbox One, visit www.warframe.com.  Warframe is ESRB rated M for Mature in North America, PEGI 18 and USK 16 in Europe and CERO rated D in Japan.

SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 AND FINAL FANTASY AGITO FOR EUROPE‏

FINAL FANTASY TYPE OThe World of Orience Destined for Next Generation Consoles and Mobile Devices

Square Enix Ltd today announces the forthcoming release of two highly anticipated SQUARE ENIX® titles: FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0™ and FINAL FANTASY AGITO™.

Originally released in Japan in 2011 for the PlayStation®Portable handheld entertainment system, FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 will be coming to the West as an HD remaster for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. In addition, FINAL FANTASY AGITO, already available in Japan, is confirmed for a Western release on iOS and Android devices.

“The voice of our Western fans was instrumental in the development of FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0, and we’re very excited to release this title soon,” said Hajime Tabata, director of FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0. “The new PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One platforms have really helped to re-envision this dynamic and turbulent world of Orience.”

The war-torn land of Orience is also the setting for FINAL FANTASY AGITO, where players on iOS and Android mobile devices take on the role of acadet in the Dominion of Rubrum as they aim to become Agito, a prophesized saviour of Orience.

Some key features for FINAL FANTASY AGITO include:

  • Character Customisation: Create a unique character in the world of FINAL FANTASY AGITO. Players have access to a variety of character customisation options, including gender, facial features, hairstyles and more.
  • Player Choice: Interact with other cadets at Akademeia, including major characters from FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0. The decisions you make here will affect the course of history in the game, which in turn will affect the worldwide player community.

 

  • Missions: Head out on missions to raise your level, and find and craft your ultimate weapon. Confront powerful enemies in large-scale, cooperative battles involving the entire FINAL FANTASY AGITO player population.

FINAL FANTASY AGITO will be available for free download with in-app purchases on iOS and Android Devices.

WARFRAME COMING TO XBOX ONE IN 2014

Warframe                                              GmP Gaming    image 1Top Free-to-Play Action Hit Possible Through ID@Xbox

Digital Extremes announced today that Warframe®, the fastest growing AAA Free-to-Play game, is coming to the Xbox One console in 2014.  This will be one of the first titles released through ID@Xbox, which allows independent developers to self-publish their games on Xbox One and will be Free-to-Play with Gold*. The sci-fi third-person action game that challenges players to release their inner ninja can be seen in a new trailer released today in conjunction with the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles this week. The trailer is available at Youtube.com/PlayWarframe.

“Bringing Warframe to Xbox One is a no-brainer,” said Steve Sinclair, creative director at Digital Extremes.  “Our players have been asking for Warframe since the debut of the console and with the ID@Xbox Program, now we can make it happen.  Having the freedom to develop and publish Warframe on our own terms is the true definition of independence to us.  Warframe is a passion project for our team and building it alongside our players is a reality now with digital distribution.”

Players are introduced to Warframe as newly awoken Tenno warriors, thrust into a universe at war and armed with ancient exo-skeletal technology only they can operate. These Warframes bring unimaginable power and skill to the Tenno and provide players with unique offensive and defensive powers to explore and master.  Players go solo or band together in squads of 4 to complete co-op based raids to locate ancient artifacts that will help customize and upgrade their Warframe and weapons.

Often described as MMO-lite with an emphasis on cooperative play and clan-building, Warframe will take advantage of the social connectivity and community building features Xbox One offers at launch and in subsequent game updates.  First up is Game DVR where players can capture their greatest Warframe moments and share them with friends.  Players looking for bragging rights will find them with the many Xbox Achievements and Hero Stats.  Second screen functionality through Xbox One SmartGlass will be utilized with the Warframe Nexus App for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. This companion app provides players with pertinent real-time game information and stats such as Alerts to critical missions and the Codex, which provides key data on all the Warframes, weapons, Mods and more to help players strategize their play.

Warframe is currently available for free on PC and PS4™.  More information on Warframe on Xbox One will be revealed in the coming months.  In the meantime, visit www.warframe.com to stay up to date on the latest news.

Important changes to Xbox Live Gold are here

Games With Gold image logo 1                 GmP GamingMicrosoft step up the pressure before the big guns come out at this years E3 event with yet another fantastic announcement today that see’s gamers being treated to yet more fantastic deals, offers and free goodies as Games With Gold goes live for Xbox One and Xbox360. Microsoft are pleased to announce that the important changes to Xbox Live Gold are now live. At Xbox, they are deeply committed to delivering the best gaming and entertainment experience to you – our most loyal fans. 

Now on Xbox One and Xbox 360, all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy:

  • Free games with Games with Gold
  • Exclusive discounts on games in the Xbox Store with Deals with Gold
  • Multiplayer gaming on the most advanced multiplayer network

In addition, entertainment apps* and experiences are now open to everyone, including:

  • Entertainment apps (e.g. Internet Explorer, YouTube)
  • Gaming apps (e.g. Twitch, Machinima)
  • Sports apps (e.g. EuroSport, Red Bull TV, NBA)
  • Music (e.g. Xbox Music, Deezer)

For more information, including how Microsoft have improved Xbox Live Gold, the latest line-up of apps available on your Xbox, or to cancel your Xbox Live Gold membership, read the FAQs at www.xbox.com/livefaq. Learn more about Xbox Live Gold at www.xbox.com/live.

Lay off at Rare as Kinect Sports fails to take medals

Rare    Microsoft   logo  1                    GmP GamingSad news reaches the ears of motion control fans today, ( both of them ),  as Rare Studio’s announce major job losses with everyone from Project Managers and Lead Designers picking up their final pay cheques.

Reasons for the cuts are thin on the ground from official channels but reading between the lines, as well as the current market trends as Microsoft confirm their new ‘Kinect Free Bundle‘, does offer the most logical cause for the lay-offs following a catalogue of motion-controlled based errors such as Rare failing to make their launch day commitments, the lukewarm reception of the Kinect Sports title itself, ( not to mention the shocking reviews from all corners of the gaming press it received and deserved ), as well as the final nail in the coffin….the sudden turnaround by Microsoft in the hands free project.

Of course, gamers can take heart from the job losses by now looking forward to a possible future title from the once cutting edge studio, although this is scant reward for many years loyal service by those former Rare employee’s now making up the numbers at the local Job Centre.

Let’s not forget that Rare are the studio responsible for some truly memorable titles, such as Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark Zero, as well as the highly enjoyable early Banjo Kazooie. ( but more news regarding Banjo in another article ). So, in a way, this culling of the ‘dead weight’ at Rare may well be the breath of fresh air that the studio needs to get themselves back on track with making more universally accepted titles, as opposed to creating motion-controlled calamities such as Kinect Sports.

Stick with GmP for more news regarding Rare as it happens.

Accept no imitations…SCUF ARE BACK!

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After enduring all manner of pretenders trying to usurp the crown Scuf Gaming come back with a bang as they unleash their next generation custom controllers for the Xbox One. Accept no substitutes, accept no imitations.  SCUF ARE BACK!

The SCUF ONE combines the familiarity of the XBOX ONE controller with even more unique SCUF features that we have become so well known for. With over 4 patents granted and another 12 applied for, never has a SCUF controller been so feature rich, interchangeable and robust; from Paddle Hatch to the new concealed Internal Hair Trigger & Trigger Stop mechanism to the innovative Electro-magnetic remapping, every aspect of the SCUF ONE is designed to increase hand use, improve comfort and reduce latency in an intuitive and ergonomic way. Fully customize function, feature, form and design to your preferred style of gameplay, feel and look. The SCUF ONE enables you to use more of your hand in a safe and ergonomic way and truly become the best gamer you can be!

Scuf Gaming – SCUF ONE Custom Pro Controller for Xbox One.
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Call of Duty Ghosts post patch ‘Black Screen’ fix

F1stDaCuFFs                          GmP Gaming  image    profile thumb 1Following the latest patch by developers at Activision for their runaway smash-hit, Call of Duty Ghosts, a number of gamers have been reporting that they have been greeted with a solid ‘black screen’ when they have attempted to launch the game on Xbox one. Well, fear not, good GmP bunnies, for the remedy to your darkened display is at hand!

With our own review staff among the number of shooter fans who have been currently frantic at losing their daily dose of multiplayer mayhem via Call of Duty Ghosts an imminent fix for the post patch chaos that has had players gnawing at the fingernails like baffled beavers just had to be found, and thanks to our good friend F1stDaCuffs, whose Youtube channel you will find here for regular gameplay gorgeousness and gunplay greatness, the perfect solution has been found.

So, if you are having the same kind of issues of screen freeze, out of memory and the dreaded ‘black screen of doom’ then follow these simple instructions to smooth gaming Heaven:

Step One:

Uninstall Call of Duty Ghosts and all installed additional content

Step Two:

Remove the game disc from the Xbox One

Step Three:

Remove the main power supply cable from the rear of the Xbox One

Step Four:

Wait three minutes before re-inserting power supply cable into Xbox One

Step Five:

Insert Call of Duty Ghosts game disc and re-install when prompted  ( including patch and update )

And that’s your lot!

From here on in it should be plain sailing all the way across Butcher Bay as you bring the pain to those early adopters and Yuletide noobs who tear headlong into your automatic weapon fire as they try out their next-gen system.

Once again, special thanks to F1srDaCuFFs for providing the definitive answer. Make sure you check out his channel and hit that subscribe button for the most entertaining Call of Duty commentator on Youtube.

 

 

 

 

The British Invasion

World of Tanks                              GmP Gaming    image   British 1Get ready all you ‘Tankers’ as the British Invasion begins on World of Tanks!

WarGamingnet are celebrating the arrival of the coveted British line in style with a second round of Open Beta for all Xbox Live account holders and your chance to earn one week of Premium time after launch. That’s right, whether you’ve got an Xbox Live Gold account or a standard account, all players can get in on the action and battle for one week of Premium after launch. Plus, invite your friends to play using the Platoon feature! It’s a Revolution!

WarGaming.net have got your Ticket to Ride brand new British tanks, and they  promise that it won’t be a Hard Day’s Night with the superb discounts and  modifiers they are offering  that will make you want to Twist and Shout with battle glee!

Wishin’ and Hopin’ that the following will Please Please You:

Event Begins: Saturday, December 14 at 00:00 PST  (08:00 GMT)

Event Ends: Sunday, December 15 at 23:59 PST (07:59 Monday GMT)

Experience for the First Victory of the Day in Each Vehicle

 25% Silver Discount on All Non-Premium British Vehicles Tiers II – V


Between the hours of 15:00 and 18:00 PST on Saturday (23:00 and 02:00 GMT):

Bonus Event

The top 25 players achieving the highest amount  of experience in a single battle (premium/daily modifiers do not apply)  with a British tier V and up vehicle will earn 2,500 Beta Gold, 30 Days of  Beta Premium Time, 500,000 Silver and some impressive kudos!

Additionally, play 10 battles between the hours listed above and you’ll earn one week of Premium time after launch!

x2 XP and Silver Income in All Battles

Crew XP in All Battles

Achieve the “Sniper” medal and receive 15,000 Silver (repeatable)

Achieve the “Steel Wall” medal and receive 15,000 Silver (repeatable)

WarGaming.net would just like to say that even though they do wish that they could hold these specials Eight Days A Week, All Day  And All Of The Night, but HQ just might have their 19th Nervous  Breakdown.

Roll out!

GRAB A FREE MOVIE ON XBOX LIVE!

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In the true spirit of Christmas the men and women at Xbox have come up with a cracking idea to put smiles on all Xbox Live members this weekend with a free gift all set to scare the bejaysus out of you!

From 4:00pm GMT, ( UK Standard Time ), all Xbox360 and Xbox One gamers will be able to download and enjoy a free film from Xbox Movies. ‘Monika: A Wrong Way To Die’, from director Steven R, Monroe, the man behind classic cult horror ‘I Spit On Your Grave’, will be available for Xbox Live users to watch for free for a full 48 hours. So don’t waste any more time and scoot on over to claim your free movie now!

Monika: A Wrong Way To Die

From the Director of I Spit On Your Grave . A violent, edgy ride focusing on the forlorn Reagan Tyler, a man who is troubled by visions and premonitions that ultimately lead him to Las Vegas. It’s there that Reagan meets the beautiful and mysterious Monika, a young woman who turns out to have been killed the night before he even met her. Reagan is then forced to put the puzzle together of what happened, how she is still present, and help Monika with her revenge on the killers of her younger sister.

ENJOY YOUR OWN BIG NIGHT IN WITH XBOX VIDEO

Microsoft severs sexist KSI connection

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Controversial Youtube ‘personality’, KSi, has once again become the eye of a storm after having his misogynistic attitude and questionable personal beliefs placed centre stage following his appearance as part of the Microsoft Xbox One launch event in London last week.

The online gaming git has always had his fair share of detractors, especially from the feminine side of the videogame community, but now it appears that Microsoft have also cottoned on to the loathsome lout’s sexist reputation after Microsoft’s Phil Harrison spoke out about the fiasco surrounding KSi’s inclusion in the launch event to GamesIndustry International.

“At the Xbox One launch in London last night, KSI performed a song with three other artists, which was one part of a ten-hour event featuring a main stage show, Xbox One gameplay, and a midnight launch for hundreds of our fans,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. “This does not represent Microsoft’s endorsement of KSI’s personal views, and we are not planning on working with KSI in the future.”                   

Although a strong figure in the Youtube gaming scene KSi’s support has visibly waned since the ‘director’ uploaded vile comments during some of his video content. Revolting situational ‘comedy’ clips such as asking a random female shopper how much money it would take for him to feel her breasts in public are just one example of the sexual assault that this ‘character’ commits on a virtual daily basis.

Other examples of this disgusting individuals repulsive behaviour can also be found in the same video, ( shown below ), as he confronts an African immigrant and asks the man if he would like some “…black on black action? “, as well as insulting two white teenagers when discussing masturbation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is with hindsight, then, that Microsoft have now taken the decision to distance themselves from the despicable KSi, after it was brought to their attention of the Youtube yobbo’s outrageous behaviour, and Microsoft have also confirmed that they will never be engaging with his ‘services’ again. A wise move when you consider the upsurge in the amount of female gamers in the Xbox Live community.

KSi now has a growing list of company’s and events which have banned the so-called ‘celebrity’, ( and we use the word in its broadest sense ), as Eurogamer have already pulled the plug on appearances by him at any of their own future events. We can only whole-heartedly applaud the decision to ban this ridiculous little man by both Microsoft and Eurogamer.

Feel free to stop by KSi’s Youtube channel and happily report any content that offends you so that disgusting, racist and sexist individuals such as KSi do not reap the rewards they do not deserve for their despicable behaviour.