More than four years after it was first shown and after more than five years of development, Microsoft is finally publishing Crackdown 3 on the Xbox One and Windows PC on February 15. It’s a big moment for fans who have waited a long time since 2010’s Crackdown 2 and 2007’s Crackdown. Your job in the pulpy campaign is to be a “superheroic agent of justice ripped out of a comic book,” said Joe Staten, creative director at Microsoft Studios on the game, in an interview with GamesBeat. I’ve played a few snippets, including the beginning, a slice of the open world, and some multiplayer combat. It’s a bit of a wacky comic book game, and it starts out with some bombastic speechifying by a digital version of Terry Crews. Crackdown 3 comes with a 15-hour-plus single-player campaign where you get to play as an agent in the open world of New Providence, a neon-lit city controlled by the mysterious organization Terra Nova, … [Read more...] about Crackdown 3 hands-on video — an action-packed start for a comic book-style open world
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caption “Apex Legends” kicked off the month with a surprise bang on February 4. source “Apex Legends”/Electronic Arts It’s just weeks into the new year and we’re already waist-deep in major new games. February kicked off with the surprise announcement-slash-launch of the excellent “Apex Legends” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game’s already a breakaway hit, with over 10 million players. Several other blockbuster titles are expected in the coming week, including “Crackdown 3” and “Anthem.” With a surprise announcement on February 4, followed swiftly by the game’s launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, “Apex Legends” has already demonstrated that February is a big month for gaming. In the coming week, another trio of blockbusters is expected to arrive – spearheaded by the highly-anticipated “Anthem” from EA’s … [Read more...] about The 6 hottest video games in a surprisingly action-packed February
2018 was an exciting year for gaming particularly for Microsoft Xbox and Windows PCs gamers, as several exclusive gaming titles were launched and as it comes to a close, 2019 seems to be even more enthralling with new titles releasing all through the year.In addition to Microsoft Studios, several popular companies Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and others have scheduled to unveil new video games for the Xbox One series and Windows 10 PCs. It can be noted that some even have promised to roll them out simultaneously through Game Pass on the very launch day.Here's A List Of Most Anticipated Video Games For Xbox One And Windows PC Of 2019:Anthem: Electronic Arts' upcoming Anthem series is a shared-world Action-Role Playing Game (RPG), where Freelancers challenge the wilds past the wall and explore the vast world filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders, but also teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures.Players can join with their friends to unravel the mystic world and … [Read more...] about Xbox Games 2019: Most anticipated titles coming for Xbox One, Microsoft Windows 10 PC
If Microsoft hadn't called it quits on Windows Phone, the company might have developed its newly revealed prototype phone cover with a secondary low-power E Ink display. The cover is the work of a team at Microsoft Research in the UK, which revealed the display cover at a conference this month on ubiquitous computing. While Apple's and Google's recent updates encourage users to spend less time looking at their phones, Microsoft's found that users "want a larger, always-on screen". Microsoft's answer to this problem is a second-screen prototype in the form of a 3mm thick Alcantara cover with an E Ink display that runs off a Lumia 640 smartphone. As to why Microsoft Research is using the three-year-old Lumia 640, the company was actually carrying out research into secondary displays back in 2015, the year the Lumia 640 was released. To save time, the researchers didn't bother adding a touch overlay to the E Ink cover, but rather included five touch 'buttons' at the bottom of the … [Read more...] about Windows Phone: Why Microsoft built this E Ink second screen for its Lumia 640
Xbox on the go Lightweight PC gaming Microsoft Project xCloud builds on the Xbox empire, expanding its influence beyond the living room. It's looking promising for all Xbox gamers and is set to debut in 2019. Microsoft's Netflix-like Xbox Game Pass service is currently the closest available alternative. $10 at Microsoft Pros Headed to PCs, consoles, and mobile. Existing Xbox games are supported. Established background in cloud and gaming. Cons No examples of working code. Release still far away. Project Stream is Google's first foray into AAA PC gaming. And it works really well. It's a pure PC experience, but for those on low-end devices, gaming on the cheap has never been easier. Free at Google Pros Free trial now available. Great early experience. Full-fledged PC gaming. Cons No mobile presence (yet). Unproven in AAA gaming. With the next generation of game streaming on the horizon, Microsoft and Google are leading the pack. While Google's Project Stream is … [Read more...] about Microsoft Project xCloud vs. Google Project Stream: Which game-stream service is for you?