Microsoft’s Xbox One S is Launching On August 2

Xbox One’s slimmer, sleeker version, The Xbox One S will be available for you to buy on August 2.

Xbox One’s slimmer, sleeker version, The Xbox One S will be available for you to buy on August 2. You will be able to buy it from both, Microsoft’s Site and Physical Stores, and users who pre-ordered it will also start having its deliveries. At the time of reveling it, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One S will be released in August, however, nobody would have thought that the release will be this early in the given month.

Pricing, included stuff and more

The newer version of console is almost 40% smaller than the Xbox One, it will support 4K Video Playback and HDR. The gaming console will include a new Xbox wireless controller – which can connect to Windows 10 PCs using Bluetooth and on August 2 only the 2TB Hard Drive model will be available.

At the time of release only a few games will have support for HDR. The list includes Forza Horizon 3, Scalebound and GOW 4.

The complete package will cost you about $400 USD. In case you will be happy with lesser Storage, Microsoft Says, a cheaper 500 GB ($299) and 1TB ($349) versions of the consoles will also be released soon.


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No Man’s Sky, Probabbly the biggest game of year, is ready

After spending many years in developments and many delays, No Man’s Sky is finally been finished.

After spending many years in developments and many delays, No Man’s Sky is finally been finished.
This means that UK Based Studio Hello Games should be able to release the game on August 9 for North America. The game will released for PS4 and PC at the time. On 10th August, the game will be available on Europe and for UK the release date will be August 12.

 

In case you have no idea about it, No Man’s Sky is a really ambitious game that lets you wonder in the space where you will be discovering many planets and quests. The player’s goal in the game is to reach the center of the galaxy. You will be doing spaceship upgrades, deciphering languages of aliens and more. One of the most important part of game is that there are no rules to decide how you play the game.

Developers have said that the game will be massive, so massive that there will be almost 18 quintillion planet to explore and even if you go to a planet for one second, you will need more than 500 Billion years to see them all.
If it works, No Man’s Sky can be one of the greatest games ever made.

Fallout 4 Will be Coming in Virtual Reality in 2017

As the company announced in its E3 Gaming Expo today, the beloved game Fallout 4 will soon be available for HTC Vive, a Virtual Reality system.

If you have interest in feeling a bit more closer to post apocalyptic world of Fallout, you are going to really appreciate Bethseda’a new announcement. Fallout 4 will be coming to Virtual Reality next year.
As the company announced in its E3 Gaming Expo today, the beloved game will soon be available for HTC Vive.
As the game has already proved it as a great FPS, its very likely that VR release will be a great gaming experience.
That’s not from all the Bethseda’s announcements though, The game is also getting 3 new DLCs.
These are named as : The Contraptions Workshop, Vault-tec Workshop and Nuka-World theme park.

Bethseda has not cleared if these will be in Virtual Reality too, but I think it will also be available for VR.

And now that you are caught-up with the news, here is an Honest Game trailer of Fallout 4 for you:

9 Movie-Based Games You Don’t Know About

Video games based on major films tend to generate a lot of attention. But every now and then such a game slips through the cracks.

Video games based on major films tend to generate a lot of attention. But every now and then such a game slips through the cracks, either because it’s designed on a smaller scale or because it simply doesn’t perform well with critics upon release. Not all of these games are particularly worthwhile, but here are 9 relatively unknowing titles based on very big films that you may find are worth your time.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game

This is actually more based on the total Ghostbusters franchise than any single film. Though because Ghostbusters: The Video Game was designed with original story content, it’s perhaps best described as a playable sequel to Ghostbusters II. This game cracked a list at WhatCulture of good video games based on movies because it “truly is a third GB movie.” While that might be going a bit far, the sentiment is fair. This game nails the Ghostbusters atmosphere and is a full adventure.

Man Of Steel – Metropolis Mayhem

This game by Warner Bros. was released alongside Man Of Steel and though it’s ultimately pretty short and simple, it’s a lot of fun. The graphics are sharp and you get to control Superman whizzing around Metropolis blasting things out of your way with heat vision. That’s about all you want in a Superman game, right?

Achilles

Though not officially related to the film Troy, this amusing side-scrolling and slashing experience from the selection at Armor Games includes actual audio from the film. More importantly, despite crude graphics, it’s a terrific game and an awesome chance to enjoy the elite combat capabilities of ancient Greece’s mightiest warrior.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

This one is pretty simple: the film of the same name was horrible, but the game designed for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii was terrific.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: Mission Berlin

Despite a lot of publicity and a cast headlined by up-and-coming Hollywood hunks, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. generated relatively little noise in 2015. But this accompanying app by Warner Bros. was surprisingly fun. It’s a 3D, third-person shooter/stealth adventure that’s pretty effectively designed for mobile devices.

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

The two Hulk-based films that were released prior to the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe both fell short in their own ways. But this video game released in between the two has been hailed as a near-perfect Hulk gaming experience. It allows players to enjoy the sheer destructive power of the green beast, and it’s available for the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube.

LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4

This is probably the most popular title on the list, so it may not fit under the umbrella of games you haven’t heard of. However, because most of the focus has always been on the console version of the game, it feels worth noting that the app version is about every bit as good.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Released in 2014 for brand-new consoles (at the time) like the Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 accompanied the film of the same name. It generated more attention than most games on this list, but it also blended in with a pretty crowded list of Spider-Man games released in the past decade. The film didn’t do particularly well with fans or critics, which may have contributed to this game being somewhat ignored. On its own, this is a gorgeous and thorough open-world action experience. It’s arguably the closest non-Batman superhero game to match the quality of the Arkham series.

Pirates Online

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl was a sensation when it first came out, even if its sequels made the franchise appear silly and confusing. The Pirates Online MMO brings the world of the films to life in a pretty satisfying way, however, and is certainly a fun option for anyone who loved that first film.

Frankly, the world of movie-based gaming is larger than most of us tend to realize. And these are just a few forgotten titles from that world that are worth your time if you can get your hands on them.

Pokémon is Turning 20 and Nintendo is Celebrating with New Bundles

On 27th February, Nintendo is releasing new Nintendo 2DS bundles for the franchise fans. On that same date in 1996, the first Pokémon game was sold in Japan.

2016 is the 20th anniversary of Pokémon and Nintendo seems to be in celebration mood.

On  27th February, Nintendo is releasing new Nintendo 2DS bundles for the franchise fans.  On that same date in 1996, the first Pokémon game was sold in Japan. Till now, we have seen many games in the franchise.

The Nintendo 2DS will be available in 3 different bundles including Yellow, red and blue colour related to different Pokémon characters. Also, Nintendo will ship a special sticker pack to customize the handheld console and a code to download a Pokémon theme for 2DS.

The goodies don’t stop here, Nintendo is also installing a special Virtual Console Version that will make is possible to run old releases of Pokémon games. The company has said that the games will be similar to their original version, including the 4 bit audio and original monochrome pixel art.

Though Nintendo is not releasing the bundle of 3DS, the owners can snap in Pokémon themed covers who will be available on the same day.

Nintendo is also setting up its eShop to make Pokémon games available for 3DS.

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How has Lara Croft Changed Since 1996

an interesting infographic that portraits the evolution of Lara Croft over all these years.

Lara Croft is the one badass protagonist of Tomb Raider. Ever since the first Tomb Raider game was released in 1996, she is definitely one of the most praised female gaming characters. It still continues with latest reboot in 2012 with Tomb Raider and on last year with the latest installment Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Lara has always looked better on PCs and the character model is always getting more life like details with every new game. The latest adventure in coming in late 2015 for PCs and PS4.

Down here is an interesting infographic that portraits the evolution of Lara Craft over all these years.

via HalloweenCostumes.comLara Croft Infographic

What is your favorite Tomb Raider Game? share with us in comments below.

Xbox One USB Wireless Adapter for Windows is coming on Oct 20

Microsoft is releasing a USB dongle for Xbox, it can be used to stream Xbox Games to Windows 10 PCs.

Wires are painful to manage and they really piss everyone off when they look ugly. Luckily, you wont have to suffer through that with Xbox One.

Microsoft is releasing a USB dongle for Xbox, Which finally will let anyone use Xbox Controller wirelessly with a Windows 10 PC. Ending the annoyances of the ugly cable that was needed to connect Xbox One controller.

Microsoft has decided 20th October to release the product. The estimated retail price according to the website is $24.99. It does not include the controller.

xbox one usb wireless adapter

What XBox One Wireless Adapter does and what it doesn’t?

The adapter only works with Windows 10. So, if you are rocking Windows 7 or 8.x, you are out of luck. Also it only works with XBox One controller. Your old XBox 360 controller will not work with the wireless adapter.

At best,it will come in handy if  you want to stream Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC.  Also  using the Xbox One Wireless Adapter, you can enjoy the your Steam Games on your Home Theater system wirelessly.

Given that the controller costs just $60, cost of adapter looks too much.

 

Microsoft Celebrates Xbox One Anniversary with 3 new Xbox One Bundles

Microsoft has announced 3 new Xbox One console bundles on it’s first anniversary. These limited edition Xbox One Anniversary bundles will be launched on October 2.

Microsoft has announced 3 new Xbox One console bundles on it’s first anniversary. These limited edition Xbox One Anniversary bundles will be launched on  October 2.

Xbox One Anniversary bundles include a design inspired by a game and a copy of the game itself in the box. According to the blog post of  Microsoft, pre-orders in India will start in Amazon.in from 25th September 2015.

Xbox One Anniversary bundles

Microsoft has announced 3 different bundles based on 3 different games, the first one is on Xbox exclusive Forza  limited edition console. The console design is inspired by a sports car and the console Gamepad features a rubberized diamond drips. The console also comes with a copy of Forza Motor sport Plus game.

The second Xbox One Anniversary bundle includes game console design inspired by  Football game FIFA 16, including 3 three FIFA Ultimate Team Loan Legends and a one year subscription to EA access.

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Gears of War Edition Xbox One Console

The last exclusive Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle has a 500 GB Hard Disk and a digital copy of  Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One, the bundle also includes early access to Gears of Wars 4 Beta version. It will  costs almost 35K INR in India.

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History of Mario in One no BS Infographic

Even though Mario is very famous in Gaming world, tons of Myths exist about the history, naming and its evolution.

You know Mario very well right? The Hopping plumber from Nintendo. We have spent countless hours making him jump and saving the princess in our childhood. Surprisingly even though Mario is very famous in Gaming world, tons of myths exist about the history, naming and its evolution. To settle them, Once and for all, Shigeru Miyamoto – The creater of Mario – told the world about the history of his creation and folks at HalloweenCostumes.com have converted that into a beautiful infographic.

The Story Behind Mario

 Making Mario Infographic
Infographic by HalloweenCostumes.com


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How to Improve Gaming Performance of Computer

In this article we will discuss various thing you can do to improve Gaming performance and suck a few more FPS from your graphics card.

People joke that  Video Games don’t make gamers violent; Instead lag and Poor frame rate make them. PC gaming comes with freedom of having different configurations than Gaming Consols, still due to too many types and architectures of Computers game for PCs are not optimized as Games for consols are. Windows is not perfect eighter, There are lots of things happening in the background while you are playing a game and there are many other factors affecting your computer’s gaming performance. Bleeding edge games also want bleeding edge hardware performance. But hardware comes at a price.

In this article we will discuss various thing you can do to improve Gaming performance and suck a few more FPS from your graphics card.

Update your Graphic Drivers

Either NVIDEA or AMD all graphics cards do need drivers. NVidia and AMD regularly update their GPU drivers and optimize them for best gaming performance. To improve Gaming Performance of Computer you should always have them updated.

But sometimes you may find that earlier version of driver gave more performance than newer ones for some games, so if any game lags just after you updated your Driver then you can rollback the update.

How – Head to your AMD catalyst / NVidia  driver suite and check for update preferences and make sure that automatic updates are on.

Defrag your Hard drive

Games are very large in size, even downloading and installing gets your data fragmented. More the fragmentation, the more time it will take to load the game. If your PC has a SSD than you should install the game into SSD partition, if not be sure to defrag your Hard drive periodically for best performance.

How- Head to start menu and search for Drive Optimizer.

Turn off unwanted background activities

Many process run in the background while you are playing games. These can be stopped to increase in-Game performance. Many game optimizers are available on the internet that. Razer game booster can do the job for you.

Turning of windows Animations

The Shiny windows aero and other animation effects may reduce gaming performance a little bit. To get some more FPS you can change it to a non aero theme.

Tip- To get highest performance Search for “Performance options ” in start menu

Click on “Adjust for Best performance” radio button and Hit “Apply”.

By hitting “apply” all unnecessary animations and effects will be turned of. After your gaming session you can always select other options to get earlier effects back.

Tweak games Graphics Options

In game settings affect the gameplay performance. lowering the texture quality and decreasing draw distance increase frame rates very much.

Stop unnecessary network activities

During multiplayer sessions internet speed plays important role in game experience if you don’t have a Lightning fast internet plan , you can pause unnecessary syncs, updates and your downloads.

How – Head to resource monitor to see which process is using your bandwidth, disable or kill any useless network hog app.

Use NVidia experience or AMD Gaming Evolved

NVidia and AMD work effortlessly to increase in-game performance these applications are intended to tweak graphics settings automatically for performance.

Overclock it to improve Gaming Performance of Computer 

if all the above options do not work this is the surest way to increasing game play performance, well earlier times there was risk of burning and frying CPUs but once implemented smartly you can get free performance.

Upgrade your PC

It is guaranteed way, you can upgrade your processor and GPU, to increase your game load time you can upgrade your HDD to SSD.


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