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Xbox One Deals Of The Week

This Week in the Deals with Gold on Xbox Live users will find lots of great deals from EA  as  well as some from Ubisoft they are included below:

Game Title Sale Price Gold Price
Battlefield 4 $16.00 $13.20
Battlefield 4 Premium $30.00 $20.00
Battlefield 4 Premium Edition $30.00 $24.00
Dragon Age: Inquisition $40.19 $35.99
Dragon Age: Inquisition – Deluxe Edition $46.89 $41.99
Madden NFL 15: Super Bowl Edition $30.00 $24.00
NBA Live 15 Digital Edition $24.00 $19.80
Need For Speed Rivals: Complete Edition $19.80 $15.00
NHL 15 $30.00 $24.00
Peggle 2 Magical Masters Edition $6.00 $3.96
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare $13.20 $10.00
Titanfall $13.20 $10.00
Titanfall Deluxe Edition $16.50 $12.50
Titanfall Season Pass $8.25 $6.25
UFC $13.20 $10.00
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition $7.99 $4.00
Just Dance 2015 $49.99 $29.99

This Sale runs from January 27 through February 2

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Aaron Greenberg Confirms DirectX 12 Increases Xbox One’s Power

On January 22nd Aaron Greenberg (Microsoft Marketing Team Lead *across 1st & 3rd Party Game Studios) confirmed that DirectX 12 will be coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One and will have an effect on both systems. This will only be seen if developers make use of it. This is optimizing the power of the Xbox One with power that it already has, opening up more possibilities with games to come in the future.

The first game to see this performance enhancement that has been brought up is Fable Legends since this game will be merging players who are playing on Xbox One and Windows 10. In Fable Legends, players will be brought into the fantasy world of Albion for some of the best exploration and adventure found in the series, the adventure doesn’t have to be played alone it can be played with up to four friends who can be playing on either Windows 10 or Xbox One. Players can play as a hero with four separate hero’s and a fifth player can play as the villain where they control from a top down view and plays more like a strategy game.

Personally, I’m hoping that more games with take use of DirectX 12 and can’t wait to see what the future has to bring with the gamer experiences crossing Windows 10 and Xbox One.

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All Points Bulletin: Reloaded Coming To Xbox One And PS4 This Spring

Today the combination of Deep Silver, The Workshop Entertainment, and Reloaded Games have announced they are bringing their hit PC game All Points Bulletin: Reloaded to Playstation 4 and Xbox One. All Points Bulletin is a Free2Play Action MMO that has gathered quite the community of over 5 million gamers. When All Points Bulletin: Reloaded comes out in the spring it will be free to play and will be a free download for owners with Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One and for Playstation 4 owners. In the game players can earn items in game for free and they will also have the ability to buy in-game gear, items, vehicles and customization for characters depending on what play style the choose.

All Points Bulletin: Reloaded takes place in the urban city of San Paro in the near- future where users will be able to choose between two different factions. They can choose to play as the Enforcer who uphold the city’s martial law or they can choose to be a Criminal and cause mayhem. APB: Reloaded features extensive character and vehicle customization. The game supports up to 100 users characters in a match and also features missions of up to 50 vs 50 player matches.

Keep an eye out for APB: Reloaded coming to Xbox One and PS4 this spring.

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Razer Bringing Razer Kraken To Xbox One

Today Razer announced that they are going to be bringing their favorite PC headset to the Xbox One. The Razer Kraken Stereo Gaming Headset is joining the Razer Atrox Arcade stick on the Xbox one. The Kraken features 40 mm drivers that are tuned so that users can hear clear highs and mid ranges as well as immersive  bass for great gameplay. The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset features an ergonomic design with plush padding that creates great sound isolation for the best gaming experience. The Razer Kraken Gaming headset comes with unidirectional flip microphone that had crystal clear audio and can be flipped out of the way when users are not using it, the headset also comes bundled with a audio unit that plugs into the Xbox One controller which makes it a complete audio package. The Razer Kraken Stereo Gaming Headset can be purchased on the RazerStore today worldwide in December 2014 for $99.99.

 

Headphone Features:

  • Optimized weight for extended wear
  • Closed ear cup design for maximum comfort
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance 32Ω at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz, 1 V/Pa) 110 ± 4 dB at 1 kHz Max
  • Input Power: 50 mW
  • Drivers: 40 mm with Neodymium magnets

Microphone Features:

  • Frequency response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 50 dB
  • Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): -42 ± 3 dB

Audio Control Unit Features:

  • Proprietary port for connection to the Xbox One Controller
  • Dedicated volume control and mute button
  • Individual controls for game and chat volume

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Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC / PS4 / XO / PS3 / 360) – ‘Nowhere to Run’ Gameplay Trailer [HD 1080P]

Pre-Order Wolfenstein: The New Order today using the link below to gain early access to the DOOM Beta. This game will become available from publisher Bethesda Softworks on May 20, 2014 for Windows PC, Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox ONE, PS3, and X360. In today’s ‘Nowhere to Run’ Gameplay Trailer, released by Bethesda this morning, General Deathshead and a quite spooky Nazi affiliated army is after B.J. Blazkowicz. Wolfenstein: The New Order is developed by MachineGames and takes place during an alternative reality in which Nazi rule has spread across the globe and in the 1960’s this superpower is advancing technology and doing human experiments to stay on the bleeding edge of battle performance – literally.

Available For Pre-Order Now

See Also:

 – Wolfenstein: The New Order Announcement Trailer Released by MachineGames + Bethesda

 – Developers Behind Wolfenstein The New Order

 – Wolfenstein: The New Order E3 2013 Trailer

 – RGN Daily News #17 – Wolfenstein The New Order + More PS4 News

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Xbox One Update News / White Console Later This Year?

Microsoft has been working on a Xbox One dashboard update that will completed this March. This update will focus on fixing many Xbox Live bugs along with miscellaneous system glitches. Party – chat issues with the usability and placement of social features will have some improving changes in the update.

According to some rumors posted on The Verge, Microsoft will release a white Xbox One console this October. A 1TB model will be also be released the following month, in November. These rumors cannot be 100% confirmed, but do appear to be legit.

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Titanfall Beta Confirmed for Xbox ONE and PC

After the leak yesterday, Respawn Entertainment confirmed that a TitanFall beta is being developed for the Xbox One and PC. No dates were given, but Vince Zampella has promised more information in the coming days. A French retailer advertising a TitanFall beta has been leaked online. The poster says that the beta will start on February 14, but only last until February 19th. There is no way to know for sure if these dates are true or not.

There is no beta being developed for the Xbox 360 version of the game. The studio developing the Xbox 360 version was also finally revealed, and it is Bluepoint Games. Hopefully, they will do a good job making TitanFall the best it can be. Windows 7 and Windows 8 are both supported for TitanFall which will require an EA Origin account similarly to Battlefield.

TitanFall on PC is Now Available as a Pre-Order From GamersGate.com with bonus rewards.

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Rayman Legends – Next Gen Announcement Trailer [HD 1080P]

The Next Gen Announcement Trailer of Rayman Legends.

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Charlie Murder Review

Charlie Murder is an interesting title right away from first glance. It’s basically a heavy metal band experience. The catch is your band has to fight demonic beings such as zombies and even demons themselves using the power of hardcore metal. If you’re still wondering what I’m talking about then go ahead and turn on a nice track of ‘screamo’ while you take a read in our full Review brought to you by RealGamerNewz and Tristan’s Twisted World.

Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: Of course our heroes’ (I guess that’s what you call them) soundtrack consists of Heavy Metal since they are a Heavy Metal band. The good thing is it fits in very well and helps the combat flow if you ask me. This ‘Perfecto’ blend of the audio in this title as nothing overpowers anything else, unless you change the settings. The grunts of zombies and other enemies make it feel like the cut out art-style that it is drawn in. All together the soundtrack and audio definitely help complete the experience of Charlie Murder.

Graphics, Physics, Glitches, Engine Performance:  The art-style feels very vibrant and dark which is fitting for the setting. Physics are what you would expect out of a beat-em-up title, this is a lot like what we’ve played in arcades. The game is very well polished, it seems as if the developers SKA Studios went through it more than a few times to make it the best possible experience they could. The game’s engine runs like a champ, SKA Studios seems to have the overall feel of the game under control. There were no glitches experienced during our play-through of the game.

Controls / Gameplay / CO-OP: Charlie Murder is incredibly simple and easy to learn. The controls are a standard ‘X for hit’ type of ordeal. Like I said it is a beat-em-up so the gameplay is thankfully not very hard to understand, at times it can be a challenge for some players though. This is especially true when a giant horde of enemies is surrounding you but that is why you have the ability for CO-OP and special attacks. While some enemies may even be a challenge for something like that, you can still build up your skill. You can even throw down on a drum solo or play around on your Windows 8 Phone, which is really fun and cool.

Story: The story begins with the players going to hell and having to fight demons but everyone is then quickly brought back alive by paramedics. After that point it seems you have to fight through hours of demonic hordes featuring fan favorites like the un-dead zombies. There are even parts were you get to drive vehicles and various other things. Charlie Murder is all about fighting robots, demons, zombies and whatever the story throws at you with your band fighting in the un-dead apocalypse (with guns of course).

Replay Ability: Moderately High

Final Verdict: Charlie Murder tries to bring the fun back in classic beat em up genre from the arcade days. Which I am glad to say it does and is enjoyable to see it do so. I give Charlie Murder a 9 out of 10 making it an RGN Gold Game.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9/10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developers: SKA Studios

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Available On: Xbox 360

Review Copy Info- A digital copy of the game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Gamescom 2013: Dragon Age III: Inquisition A World Unveiled Trailer

The Gamescom 2013 A World Unveiled Trailer of Dragon Age: Inquisition was released today by EA Games and Bioware. Revealed below, the world’s first look true look at Dragon Age III, enjoy. The game releases Fall 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Fans have been waiting since May 2011 for this release date and they will have to continue waiting another year to get the actual game in their hands.

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NeoGAF Does It Again, Fake Rumors Trolling the Press; Console is Smoother Than PC With Less RAM

NeoGAF Does It Again, Fake Rumors Trolling the Press

In case you haven’t realized yet, NeoGAF is a community of gaming’s least elite. One of their favorite pass-times is to make themselves feel “elite” though, by trolling the press with false rumors. The latest of which includes a rumor by NeoGAF user who took some Microsoft employee quotes out of context, out of the ballpark, and out of the Milky Way Galaxy by claiming that the Xbox ONE would receive 12GB of RAM instead of the confirmed 8GB. First of all, let me just clear something up right now.

Console is Smoother Than PC With Less RAM

Not only is that not happening, it’s not necessary for games to run great. Consoles use dedicated memory. While the Operating systems are more bulky this time around with resource-usage, they are nowhere near as inefficient as a Windows or Mac computer is with its resources. Why you might ask? Let’s start off with the obvious.

The operating systems on Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 are specialized, gaming-centered operating systems that run on machines that do not have virus scanners, do not have malware, do not have half-useless secondary apps such as “graphics utility toolbars”, always-on security services, web services, the list goes on. Computers fail to kill a process more often than not, leaving it taking up space in your RAM as well. Want to know why you have a better graphics card than PS3 but you still drop frames in your favorite PC games, even at the medium settings? Because your PC is running a million programs at once, most of which have garbage code that hasn’t gone through nearly half as much standardization as console applications.

What many of you fail to realize is that there isn’t many (if any) PC games out there that are going to actually take up a full chunk of 6+ GB of RAM AT ONCE. Most PC gamers are recommending 16GB of RAM and that’s including all the applications I mentioned above, operating system, the game, and extra space for you to leave an empty buffer, run Steam, your favorite IM client, your Facebook, and god knows what else. So no, I’m sorry to inform you that you won’t be getting 12GB on your Xbox ONE but I’m also glad to inform you that there’s no way you would ever need it in the first place other than to run extremely sloppy and inefficient code.

Here’s the tweet confirming the Xbox ONE RAM Rumor as Fake:

(as tweeted by Microsoft’s product planning manager Albert Penello)

 

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The Myth of Microsoft Trying to “Screw” Gamers

Okay, I get it. You hated Microsoft’s policies, that is completely understandable. Almost EVERYONE hated the policies. There was such a rage built up on the internet, and people showed that. All day. Every day. People were rioting in the street, burning upside down crosses on Microsoft’s doorstep, and selling the soul of their unborn son to show how much they hated Microsoft.

Okay, clearly, this is all an exaggeration, but one thing was clear: people were NOT happy with Microsoft.

Here’s the thing though, none of them KNEW why they were mad. When asked why, most would answer with,” They are trying to screw the consumer.” Which to I would reply,” How?”

Let’s stop and look at why Microsoft we implementing these policies. Before we do, let’s make something very clear. There is NO big corporation in the world that makes a decision unless they think it will make them more money. Not a single one. Not even perfect ol’ Sony. I know, amazing right? Sony wants to make money. Who would of thunk it? Do you know why Sony decided to not implement the same polices? Money. Sony saw how much people were hating on Microsoft and thought,” Hmm, we could probably sell more consoles than them if we don’t implement policies that people obviously hate.” Therefore making more MONEY. That is the single driving force in every business around the world.

Now, back to Microsoft. Why were they implementing these policies? To screw the consumer, right? No, there has never been a more wrong assumption. Microsoft has a history of dragging people kicking and screaming into the future. Remember the decision to make Xbox Live broadband only? People hated it. But in the end, they saw it was necessary. I will be the first to admit, Microsoft was trying this a generation or so too early. The infrastructure just isn’t there. Hell, even the internet I have right now is only a 2 mbps connection. It’s just all that’s available in my area. Once faster speeds and better connections are available in more areas, most likely in about 10-15 years, then what Microsoft was trying to do will be completely plausible.

But Microsoft wasn’t doing this to screw the consumer, they were doing it to help the developer. Crazy right? Microsoft wanting to help someone? Albeit Microsoft most likely got money from developers for such policies, but like I said, no decision is made without money in mind. In 2012 ALONE, more than 20 developers were closed down. That’s people losing their jobs, having to look for new work. People that have families and bills to pay, just like everyone else. I don’t understand where people came up with the idea that every game developer makes hundreds of thousand of dollars a year. That just isn’t true. And most people would rather buy a used copy than to support the developers.

Listen to this scenario. Let’s pretend Borderlands 2 just came out last week. $60 for a new copy, as is the norm. Someone buys it. Takes it home. Beats it in two to three days, and trades it back into Gamestop. Gamestop then puts that used copy back of the shelf for $55. Someone else comes into the store looking to buy borderlands. They see that the used copy is $5 dollars less. And considering that most people, unlike me, do not care about buying games new, they decide to buy the used copy.

Now lets analyze what just happened. Copy A) was $60, new. Copy B) was $55, used. Whenever so many new copies are bought, Gamestop orders more from the publisher. So buying a new copy puts some money in the developers pocket. Whenever a used copy is bought, NONE of that goes to the developer. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. So just because the consumer wanted to save $5 they bought a used copy. $5 they wouldn’t have even noticed they spent. So the consumer saved five dollars, Gamestop made a $55 profit, and the developer got absolutely none of that.

So who’s being selfish here? Microsoft or the consumer? I can’t tell you what to think, but you obviously know what I think.

Dozens of developers close every year. Developers that work much harder than most of the people reading this. They spend years on a single title. Why? Obviously to make money, first of all. But also because they love what they do. They know how passionate people are about gaming, and they want to provide new and exciting experiences for us gamers. And I for one, LOVE them for that.

The bad thing is, there were some really cool features Microsoft had planned. The Family Share feature would have been great. And not having to get up to swap disc is a dream of mine.

Don’t give me this, “It’s already too late, they already lost my trust.” Are you serious? They were going to implement a policy, listened to the consumers and changed it. Now you’re probably saying,” They only changed it because they weren’t getting enough pre-orders.” Exactly. How do consumers speak? With their wallets. Not with their voice. If people were complaining about the policies but still bought it, Microsoft wouldn’t have listened. No company would have. But the people spoke with their wallets and Microsoft listened. Also, they changed the policies just barely a month after they announced the console. That’s pretty fast.

And before you rejoice too much about Microsoft reversing it’s polices, remember this: Gaming consoles WILL have DRM eventually. Not this gen, but probably next gen. And even if not then, they for sure will the gen after that. It’s inevitable. That’s just something gamers are going to have to accept. I love having physical copies, and I always choose them over digital if at all possible. But even I have already accepted they probably won’t exist after the next 10 years.

And if that means more developers get to keep their jobs, I’m all in.

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Thief AKA Thief 4 Announced for Current Gen

Thief (or Thief 4, or Thi4f), however you’d like to word it, has been announced recently for the Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 next-generation gaming consoles as well as PC. Today we see a developer diary released by the team behind the title. With this we are also given an announcement that apparently some people were waiting patiently for. Thief will also launch on current generation consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Take a look at what the developers had to say.

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RGN Podcast – This Gen of Gaming Was a Dud

The RealGamerNewz Podcast releases again and this time we are talking about how this Generation of Gaming Was a Dud. If you have a long enough memory, join us for this discussion detailing the 8 generations of gaming and what we need to learn from the seventh as we enter the prime time of the 8th console gen with Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 coming soon and 3DS, Vita, as well as Wii U already on the market. Will Steambox be cancelled at this point? Not sure, but check out the exclusive titles dying out as we see titles like Kingdom Hearts going multi-platform on console next-generation. Will we see nothing but reboots, prequels, sequels, and clones again? Or will we learn from our mistakes and see new games birthed from the ashes of the PS3 and 360 era.

Other topics include:

-Why the 7th Generation of Gaming Was a Dud

-Exclusive Titles Dying Out

-Over Saturated Games

-The Dumbing Down of Games

-Style Over Substance Needs to Stop

-Graphics Over Gameplay Innovation Needs to Stop

-Sales Numbers Prove inFamous and Killzone Aren’t Popular IPs

-Gears of War Judgement and inFamous 2 Perfect Examples of Failure to Evolve Gameplay

-Mass Effect 4 and Uncharted 4 Are Redundant

-How to Return to the Golden Age of Gaming

-8th Generation Needs to Learn From Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

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Pre Order Xbox ONE and PS4 on Amazon before they sell out again!

Amazon.com recently just put PS4 available for pre order again and same for the xbox ONE. Hurry up and pre order them before they sell out again! Amazon is one of the few places accepting pre orders right now because them and everyone else is selling out. You can pre order a PS4 HERE. Pre order a Xbox ONE HERE.

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