formats

Xbox One April Update Rolling Out Today – Patch Notes

Published on April 15, 2014 by in Xbox One

For those of you who aren’t apart of Microsoft’s Xbox One Update Preview program, the April update is rolling out today through tomorrow.

The new update offers a myriad of new features and fixes, which you can see below.

Read more…

 
Tags: ,
No Comments  comments 
formats

DirectX 12: A game changer for Xbox One

Published on April 8, 2014 by in Xbox One

This week at Build, Microsoft unveiled their new graphics stack, DirectX 12, which was demonstrated to more than double performance on existing hardware and work on all Microsoft platforms.

Earlier this year, AMD’s new Mantle platform demonstrated what was possible if the graphics stack could effectively utilize all the cores on modern CPUs. The result was a massive boost in performance in Mantle enabled games with very little developer effort as shown by Oxide Games and Battlefield 4. The challenge for AMD is that Mantle is currently PC only and restricted to recent AMD video cards. If only there was a graphics stack that supported multi-core processing that worked on all video cards…

Read more…

 
No Comments  comments 
formats

Xbox One YouTube App To Receive Update, Integrates Game DVR and Upload Functions

Published on April 8, 2014 by in Xbox One

According to Xbox Newswire, the update is now official. Microsoft stated the following about YouTube update:

“Game DVR and Upload are among the most used apps on Xbox One. We know how important it is to be able to easily watch and share video clips, and starting tomorrow we’re rolling out an update to the YouTube app on Xbox One that integrates Game DVR and Upload with YouTube**, making it easier than ever to capture and share game clips with the world.”

Alongside the game DVR and the upload function being integrated into Youtube, Xbox One owners will be able to watch YouTube videos in Snap mode and be able to add YouTube channels to OneGuide for instant access right next to your favorite TV listings or app Channels.

 
Tags: ,
No Comments  comments 
formats

Battlefield 4 – Make Loadout Presets With New Battlelog Update

On April 8, Battlefield 4 developer DICE is introducing a new update to the game’s social, stat-tracking service that will allow users to create their own loadout presets to take with them in-game.

You’ll be able to create two custom loadouts per kit and vehicle – four for Premium members – that can be accessed in-game, but only customized in the app, tablet, or browser version of the Battlelog.

Read more…

 
No Comments  comments 
formats

Xbox One April update change list sneaks out of private forums – rumour

Published on April 7, 2014 by in Xbox One

Xbox One is getting a host of updates this month, with alleged beta testers leaking the contents, which include more fixes than new features.

In a conversation with Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer confirmed the April Xbox One firmware update will drop soon.

Details of at least one upcoming update have surfaced on NeoGAF, apparently from private Xbox One beta testers forums.

We can’t verify these patch notes, and even if they are perfectly legitimate, they’re certainly subject to change by the time the update goes public. The full details are below, minus a list of currently known issues which you can check out through the link above.

This latest stack of changes come in addition those confirmed last week.

Read more…

 
Tags: ,
No Comments  comments 
formats

Official Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One a Possiblity, Says Microsoft

Published on April 7, 2014 by in Xbox One

Backwards compatibility might not be a base feature on the Xbox One, but Microsoft has plans to bring an Xbox 360 emulator to the newest member of the Xbox brand at some point.

During the Microsoft Build developer conference attended by Kotaku, an audience member asked lead partner development Frank Savage if “there are any plans for an Xbox 360 emulator on the Xbox One?” to which Savage replied;

“There are, but we’re not done thinking them through yet, unfortunately. It turns out to be hard to emulate the PowerPC stuff on the X86 stuff. So there’s nothing to announce, but I would love to see it myself.”

Read more…

 
No Comments  comments 
formats

Battlefield 4 – Hidden Phantom Trainee Challenge Unlocked

With the Battlefield 4 community discovering how to unlock the mysterious Phantom Prospect challenge after being stumped by it for some time, they’ve met the same problem with the latest Phantom Program challenge to appear, Phantom Trainee.

Until today.

YouTuber Ambient Flush recently explained how to unlock the Phantom Trainee challenge. He revealed that in order to unlock it, you just have to follow the simple steps below:

Read more…

 
No Comments  comments 
formats

Battlefield 4 Easter Egg Hunters Discover Giant Megalodon Easter Egg

In what seemed like the wildest goose chase (or shark chase) in video game history, Battlefield 4 easter egg hunters can now rest easy after having discovered one of the game’s biggest secrets.

This of course is none other than the elusive Megalodon easter egg, or giant shark easter egg, for which the hunt began way back in December. Reddit user Tee_Hee_Wat appears to have discovered the location of the easter egg after compiling a number of cryptic poems that appeared after Naval Strike’s launch.

The easter egg can be found on the DLC’s Nansha Strike map. See it in action in the videos below and find out how to activate it:

Read more…

 
No Comments  comments 
formats

Battlefield 4 – DICE ‘Unhappy With Server Performance,’ “Rubber-Banding” Fix Incoming

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike has officially launched for all Battlefield 4 Premium members across all platforms. But for many, the experience is being marred by a recent bout of severe server lag, or what many refer to as “rubber-banding”.

The issues that appeared only after Naval Strike’s launch appear to be affecting various platforms and are most severe in matches with 64 players or close to. Even DICE is “unhappy” with the recent troubles and is looking to alleviate them by upgrading server performance.

Read more…

 
No Comments  comments 
formats

Rumor – Are Squads Coming Back to Battlefield 4?

Squads may be returning to Battlefield 4, according to recent reports.

The feature that was originally present in 2011′s Battlefield 3 allowed players to squad up with teammates prior to a match, making it easier to enter a game on the same team and in the same squad. It has since been heavily requested after its removal in Battlefield 4.

Last year, developer DICE made it clear that the studio had no intent to reintroduce Squads, saying that the team is ”not offering the old squad join feature because [they] didn’t feel that the feature in Battlefield 3 was on par with the quality that [they] wanted to offer our players”.

Read more…

 
No Comments  comments