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Porting Xbox Exclusives to Nintendo Switch Is Probably Short-lived

Nintendo and Xbox have a pretty good relationship – much better than Xbox’s relationship with Sony, anyway. That relationship is why some Microsoft exclusives, like Ori and the Will of the Wisps launched on Switch. Porting Xbox games over to the Nintendo Switch seems like an awesome idea, especially since Nintendo doesn’t seem keen on allowing game streaming to happen anytime soon. But, as it turns out, there might not be any more Xbox Exclusives coming to Nintendo unless the relationship between the two companies blossoms into a full-blown love affair. This news comes directly from the mouth of Xbox Head, Phil Spencer in an interview with Kotaku. While the previous Xbox-to-Switch ports have been loved and fairly successful, Spencer says that the approach to these ports “doesn’t feel sustainable.” And, it won’t be sustainable, apparently, until Nintendo and Microsoft are able to deliver a full Xbox ecosystem in total partnership. “In order to really support it, I would want a full Xbox ecosystem somewhere. And that probably means things like Live and Game Pass and...

Military Jets Are Making Their Way Into Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator might be all about civilian planes, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for the cooler stuff – like fighter jets. Now, there’s a new military aircraft available for MFS. I’m talking about the Aermacchi MB-399 jet trainer, which you might recognize as it’s used by the Frecce Tricolori military aerobatic team. The plane you see above can be purchased from the SimMarket for €24.40 including VAT in Europe. For that price, you’ll get the plane itself, along with plenty of liveries, including those that represent the UAE, Argentina, Malaysia, and – naturally – Italy. We also have a couple of videos showing it in action embedded below, but for those of you in the U.S., it’s probably not the most important news that I’m bring you today. IndiaFoxtEcho – the folks behind the Aermacchi MB-399 – aren’t the only ones designing military aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. DC Designs is working on something you might recognize: The F-15 Fighter Jet. As of now, there’s no official release date for the F-15,...

The List of Xbox Series X Launch Games Isn’t As Good As You Hoped

With just a month to go before the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S officially launch, Microsoft has finally announced its list of day-one launch games along with cross-gen releases. The full list also include games that support Smart Delivery – games that will be upgraded for free to next-gen hardware – and what games will be available on Xbox Games Pass. It should be noted that this list doesn’t include any brand-new first-party Xbox Games, but it does mark the arrival of Gears Tactics to console after its PC release earlier in 2020. Console exclusives like Tetris Effect: Connected and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, but these games are available on current-gen platforms – they just won’t be available on the PlayStation 5 until mid-2021. In addition, you can count on all the games currently available on Xbox Games Pass unless Microsoft adds or removes titles between now and launch day. Xbox Series XS Day-One Launch Games Assassins Creed Valhalla (Smart Delivery)Borderlands 3 (Smart Delivery)Bright Memory 1.0 (Smart Delivery)Cuisine Royale (Smart Delivery)Dead by Daylight (Xbox Game...

Everything We Know About Diablo 4

First of all, it looks like Diablo 4 will be the best one of its series. In Diablo 3 we got to see a celestial battle between angels and demons, but nothing all that scary. Now looking at the new trailers (embedded below,) from the first seconds we can feel the lack of hope; the fear crawling down our spines. From the trailer, we already get symbols like 3 men required, only 3 survive. The game also presents to us, at the gate, a symbol of the main demon of Diablo 4, the boss, the biggest and the dangerous creature we can find in the game - Lilith. So when will Diablo 4 be released and what you can you expect? This guide covers everything we know so far. (9-13-2020 - we've updated this guide to cover everything that's happened over the last 8 months in Diablo 4's developement, so be sure to check out what's changed below!) Diablo 4 Release Date As of now, there’s no official word on when Blizzard is planning to...

Xbox Series S vs. Xbox Series X – Making the Right Choice

Following a leak, Microsoft finally confirmed the existence of the Xbox Series S and its price point of just $299. Just days after that happened, we learned that the smaller SSD (1TB in the Series X vs. 512GB in the Series S) is what makes a $299 next-gen console possible. With that in mind, however, there’s a lot more that sets the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S apart, so let’s take a deep look into the specifications and why you should go with one console over the other. Xbox Series S – Dulled Down For the Sake of Affordability The Xbox Series S is still more powerful than even the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 5 as we know it now. However, its hardware is no match for the Xbox Series X. As you already know, the 512 GB SSD is said to be the biggest factor behind the $200 price difference between the two consoles, but the Series S also has a slower CPU a different GPU, less RAM, and it can’t deliver...

Xbox Series S Has a Smaller Hard Drive For Affordability

Microsoft confirming the Xbox Series S and a price tag of $299 might have been a damaging blow to the PlayStation 5, at least in terms of players still on the fence about what console to go for this holiday season. That smaller console with a significantly smaller price tag ($299 vs. $499), however, means you have to trade off built-in storage space, the high-end GPU, and just a bit of system memory. That 512 GB hard drive was probably the biggest blow, given the size of games for current-gen systems, but now we know why – according to Microsoft, reducing the size of the HD was the primary factor in shaving cost. This confirmation comes via a leaked Xbox press briefing, where Liz Hamren – Head of Platform Engineering and Hardware – went into depth on the subject: “When we move to SSD technology we get much, much higher performance, but of course that performance comes at a higher cost. Of course, more storage is always better, so we were trying to balance storage drive...

Xbox Series X Pricing, Pre-Orders, Launch Date, and Subscription

Following a surprise reveal of the smaller and cheaper Xbox Series S, Microsoft has gone all out and revealed that the Xbox Series X will launch on November 10 with a price of $499. Pre-orders will kick off within a couple of weeks, and you can even buy it via Microsoft’s subscription model. Xbox Series X Launch Date and Pre-Ordering The Xbox Series X officially launches on November 10, 2020 and pre-orders will kick off on Tuesday September 22, 2020. This is the same launch and pre-order dates given for those of you in the United Kingdom, so it should be the same for all of Europe as well. Xbox Series X Pricing In the United States, the Xbox Series X has an MSRP of $499 while those of you in the U.K. will have to pay £449. Pricing outside of these two markets, however, will vary as will the launch date in some areas. The smaller, entry-level Xbox Series S will set you back by $299, and will be void of a disc drive and will probably...

Microsoft Has Confirmed The Compact Xbox Series S

Following in quick succession after a rather enticing leak, Microsoft hasn’t only confirmed that the Xbox Series S exists but also that it’ll have a retail price of just $299 in the United States, €299.99 in Europe, and £249.99 in the U.K. As you can see from the image above, the Xbox Series S looks very similar to the current Xbox One S, including the single USB port and the “X” power button. The image also confirms that it can sit either vertically or horizontally as you’d expect. Apparently, the Xbox Series S is so small that you can fit it inside the new Xbox Series X. Obviously, the Series S doesn’t have a disc drive, but will it be as “next-gen capable” as the larger Xbox Series X? What Makes the Xbox Series S Different From the Series X? https://www.facebook.com/xbox/photos/a.91876221022/10158450524706023/ Outside of the obvious difference in size, the Xbox Series S is the entry-level next-gen Xbox. It lacks a disc drive, and while Microsoft has yet to confirm any specs for the Series S, it’s widely believed...

Halo Infinite: The Truth Behind Delays and Console Hype

The internet has opened our eyes and set us free, but the truth is that not everything on the internet is accurate. Fortunately, that’s the case when it comes to all the recent leaks and rumors surrounding Halo Infinite. Much like the drama surrounding Halo Infinite’s subpar graphics and rumors that multiplayer wouldn’t be available at launch, the news rumors about an extended delay or and lack of support for the Xbox One are completely unfounded and totally inaccurate. This confirmation comes from 343 Industries Community Manage, John Junyszek via Twitter. In a reply to on fan’s tweet regarding the delay into 2020, Junyszek said “there are no plans to change our 2021 release day or the devices and platforms that we’ll be supporting.” Hey Eric - we're seeing lots of fake "leaks" out there, so please don't believe everything you read. There are no plans to change our 2021 release or the devices and platforms we'll be supporting. We're building Halo Infinite to be the best it can be on each device/platform 👊— John Junyszek...

New Crysis Trailer Shows Off Updated Graphics, Confirms September Release Date

Back when the first Crysis Remastered Trailed launched, we all got excited. Of course, we all know that Saber and Crytek likely rushed the trailer out the door after the leak that popped up just days before. Then, another leak of a second trailer in July had everyone up in arms over graphics and a number of other things. When the game was delayed, the studio confirmed that they had “seen all the reactions - the good and the bad - and we're listening. We're still working on a number of things in game, as well as the storefront.” Now,  a new trailer has arrived, and boy does it look like it is going to be worth the wait. https://youtu.be/1OPCixigR7E First and foremost, the trailer above confirms that Crysis Remastered is, in fact, launching on September 18 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Outside of that, we also get to see a rather convincing comparison between the graphics of the original Crysis and the remastered version. This tech trailer shows off “high-quality textures upt o...
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