This week there would appear to be more than one Xbox One update incoming. While we’re seeing an External Drive Ready marker on a "leaked" homescreen this morning, there’s word that it won’t be coming immediately, if at all. The Xbox One software update coming this month, instead, has a number of audio upgrades and options.
Microsoft has added a bit of a rule change to their Xbox Live and Gold FAQ, one that allows early cancellations. This update and allowance will take place after the June software update, and all requests will need to be made before August 31st, 2014.
Today the Xbox One without Kinect has been announced, throwing massive numbers of gamers for a loop. Up until today, very few suspected that Microsoft would ever release their Xbox One game console without Kinect - today everything changes. Today the Kinect may or may not have just been doused in doubt.
The Xbox community was abuzz earlier this year when the team at Capy Games announced that they’d be bringing Super Time Force to the public. Not only bringing it digitally to the Xbox 360, but to the Xbox One as well, doing so through the ID@Xbox indy-publisher program. Here they’ve lived up to their hype, bringing a game that’s every bit as entertaining as the trailers and gameplay segments released earlier this year led us to believe it would be.
It would appear that Microsoft is preparing to take on the gaming market with the Xbox One without their motion-detecting Kinect. This is a bit of a surprise move, as previous to today it was generally accepted as hard-and-fast fact that the Kinect would always be delivered with the console. With this package, the console will cost a cool $399.
The company that dared to re-imagine the original NES now have their product available for pre-order. Analogue, who rebuilt the NES with a stunning aluminum case, is now ready to bring it to the world. If you’ve got a bunch of old NES carts sitting around collecting dust, it may be time to reinvigorate your 8-bit joy.
There’s a pretty good chance that if you’re a human being who plays video games on a console over the past several years, you’ve had some complaints. Not because there’s inherently anything wrong with the system you own, but because there are far higher expectations coming with owning a system that costs several hundred dollars at the start, then more cash to stay online constantly - the good news is, Microsoft is listening.
Mario Kart, among the best franchises Nintendo has of late, is getting ready to make a big splash on Wii U. To celebrate, Nintendo will be introducing a Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle, which comes with a free download for one digital title from Nintendo’s eShop. Along with Mario Kart TV and a slew of new items, racers, and levels, players can now be totally immersed in Mario Kart.
To be clear before we begin, no amount of finesse is going to make you cheating in a game "right." Instead whilst reviewing the KeyMander here today, we’re going to go ahead and assume you’re OK with breaking the rules, or at least bending them a little bit.