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Xbox One Day One Edition Unboxing November 22, 2013

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Here it is, the Xbox One Day One Edition.  Please note the special black packaging, branded controller, and exclusive achievement that make this the Day One Edition.

Now lets take a look at what’s in the box, and what your $499 US will get you.

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Xbox One Released November 22, 2013

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Last night at midnight, Microsoft released their newest console, the Xbox One. It is out now for a price of $499 US.

Expect a ton of Xbox One videos all weekend! We’re going to be going over every inch of this new console with a fine toothed comb. So just sit back, relax and enjoy this image.

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BEYOND: Two Souls Advanced Experiments DLC Trailer November 21, 2013

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The first DLC for BEYOND: Two Souls has been released into the wild for any person who wishes to play it.  The Advanced Experiments level takes place during Jodie’s specialized training on behalf of the CIA and pushes Jodie and Aiden’s skills to the absolute limit.  Since there are no spoilers present during the level, you can enjoy it at any point in your game progress.  Here is the DLC’s official trailer.

If you preordered BEYOND: Two Souls at GameStop and got the Special Edition version of the game, you already have this DLC.  Otherwise, the price is $4.99 US.  BEYOND: Two Souls is out now exclusive to the Playstation 3.

Ten Things To Do in Anticipation for the Xbox One Launch November 21, 2013

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With the Xbox One launching at midnight tonight, I’m sure that there are many of you who are chomping at the bit to get your newest Microsoft console, but just be aware there is plenty of stuff that you can do right now to make the process of playing it all the faster.  We already did something like this with the PS4’s launch, and now it’s the Xbox One’s turn.

  1. Watch our Xbox One Preparation Video, which has a lot of the most recent information on the Xbox One for anyone who plans to pick up the console at launch.
  2. Get those last Xbox 360 Achievements in now, because while your Gamerscore will carry over to the Xbox One, the Xbox One will not be able to play Xbox 360 games.
  3. Buy a Xbox Live Gold Prepaid card if your subscription is due to expire soon.  GameStop informed me a few days ago that Microsoft was planning to release a Day One Xbox Live Gold prepaid card that was solid metal during the Xbox One launch, so if you would prefer to get one of those, just wait.
  4. Pick up any of the games for the system that are already out and have no street date, like Call of Duty: Ghosts.  Or pick up the extra peripherals that have already been released including the Xbox One Controller or Play and Charge Kits.
  5. Make sure you know your Xbox Live login information so you can transfer your GamerTag and profile quickly to the Xbox One.
  6. Download the Xbox One SmartGlass App to your Android iOS or Windows Device.  Microsoft chose to release a separate companion app for the Xbox One instead of upgrading the current one.  SmartGlass functionality will be used in some of the Xbox One’s launch titles including Dead Rising 3, so be sure to download it.
  7. Make your cable or satellite provider upgrade your HD box to one that is equipped with HDMI if it is old.
  8. Stock up on plenty of Mountain Dew or Game Fuel if your area is carrying it.
  9. Clear some space in your living room for the new Kinect.  Got a table in the middle of your living room for no reason?  Yeah, move it.  The new Kinect will not require as much open space as the first model did, but you’re going to need some open space with no obstructions between you and the camera to make full use of it during gameplay.
  10. Make a list of all the Xbox Live friends you would like to add to your friends list but can’t due to the Xbox 360’s 100-friend limit.  The Xbox One is going to allow a 1000 user Friend List so expect plenty of friend requests from old acquaintances to come.

The Xbox One is launching tonight at Midnight for a price of $499 US.

Xbox One Smartglass App Released November 20, 2013

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When it was first announced, Microsoft promised that the Xbox One would be controlled in three ways. One was by a controller, second was by the Kinect and the third was through a completely revised version of Xbox SmartGlass. Today, in anticipation of the release of the Xbox One on Friday, Microsoft has released one part of that control system, the Xbox One SmartGlass app.

The new SmartGlass app allows for secondary Xbox One control and new features in games that support it, like the launch title Dead Rising 3 or the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V. Curiously, Microsoft chose not to update the already existing Xbox Smartglass app, and instead released the updated SmartGlass for Xbox One as a completely seperate app. So if you already have SmartGlass installed on your mobile device or PC, you’ll need to go searching for the new version.

The Xbox One SmartGlass app is free to download on your iOS, Android or Windows device right now. Just search for the Xbox One SmartGlass app in your respective digital marketplace.

The Last of Us: Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick November 20, 2013

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Between the Lines, a show known for tackling topics inspired from great literature, has discussed a video game for the first time ever.  In this video, host Barry Kirbrick sits down with Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckman to talk about the deeper philosophical meanings present in this year’s PS3 hit The Last of Us.

As a person who was an English Major in College, I enjoy a great debate over a story, and its fantastic to see one taking place over a video game.

The Last of Us is out now exclusive to the PS3.

Dead Rising 3 Launch Trailer November 19, 2013

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We’re three days away from the launch of the Xbox One and with it an entirely new generation of Xbox games.  For me, the most anticipated game of that launch is going to be Dead Rising 3 from Capcom.  Today, Capcom released the game’s official launch trailer, and after seeing it I have to remark how much of a difference music has in changing the mood of something.

Dead Rising 3 is coming November 22nd, 2013 exclusive to the Xbox One.

Remedy at D.I.C.E. Europe 2013 November 19, 2013

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Remedy’s Managing Director Mattias Myllyrinne did a presentation recently at D.I.C.E Europe 2013.  While the majority of his presentation is on the importance of video game development studios being able to adapt to an ever changing marketplace, he does talk briefly about his studio’s most recent Xbox One exclusive title, Quantum Break.  Since it is not a launch title, there hasn’t been a lot if information coming out about this game recently, but it is on my radar for being my own most anticipated Xbox One title.

Regardless, even without the Quantum Break segment, people in the gaming industry need to watch this presentation as he talks about some very important information that I believe is essential to the continuing success of the gaming industry.

Quantum Break is coming exclusive to the Xbox One.

Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster Release Date November 18, 2013

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Square Enix has announced the final release date for the highly anticipated HD remastered rerelease of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2Final Fantasy X has been considered by many to be one of the best games on the Playstation 2 and one of the best RPGs of all time.  Final Fantasy X-2 is a bit more split on its criticism, but it does continue the story of Final Fantasy X, a rare feat for the franchise at the time.  To get you pumped for the reveal, here’s the game’s latest trailer!

Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster is coming to the Playstation Vita and Playstation 3 March 18th, 2014.

Like with the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, the first editions of the game will include an exclusive artbook.  Don’t worry, anyone who has already preordered the game from a participating retailer is eligible for the upgrade automatically.

Remedy Talks Quantum Break on Finnish Radio November 18, 2013

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There is no game on the Xbox One that is more anticipated for me than Quantum Break from Remedy.  Made by the creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake, Quantum Break looks to tell a complex story about the dangers of experimenting with time, all the while your actions have long lasting consequences through the game.

Recently, Matias Myllyrinne sat down for an audio interview about the game with YleX.  It was done in Finnish, but someone online was good enough to repost it with English subtitles and Quantum Break footage when applicable.  In the lead up to the Xbox One’s launch a lot of focus has been given to the console’s launch lineup, but I think that this little gem needs some time to shine.

Props to Rudolf “Ruuttu” Einberg for translating and editing this elaborate little video.

Quantum Break is coming exclusive to the Xbox One.