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iOS 10.2 Released December 14, 2016

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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A decent sized update for iOS 10 devices was quietly released earlier this week. The new update adds a unified TV app and several bug fixes and optimizations.

The 10.2 update is out now and should be compatible with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, provided the device is compatible with iOS 10.  Depending on your device, iOS 10.2’s download size could weigh in at around 250MB.

I recommend updating your apps after installing the update to ensure their compatibility with the new OS.

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Lost Odyssey Free on Xbox 360  December 14, 2016

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The two cult-favorite Xbox 360 RPGs Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey are now fully backwards compatible with the Xbox One console. That means players who have the games on retail disc can just pop their discs into their Xbox One drive to play, and digital owners will immediately be able to find the games for download in their Xbox One’s digital library.

To celebrate Microsoft is offering Lost Odyssey for free purchase on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.  Seriously, you can get the full game for free right now regardless of if you have an Xbox Live Gold account.

Lost Odyssey will remain free on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One until December 31st. Once you got it, it will remain on your account even after the free purchase period ends. Get it now, because if you don’t get it before it becomes free you’ll have to pay for it if you want it later.  Don’t worry, purchases on the Xbox 360 will carry over to the Xbox One.

Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon are out now exclusively on the Xbox One.

Gaming History You Should Know – What Happened to DOOM 4? December 14, 2016

Posted by Maniac in Gaming History You Should Know, Uncategorized.
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Excluding expansion packs, ports and mods, a lot of people recognize the newest game to bear the title DOOM as the fourth game in the Doom franchise.  They would be correct, but did you know that the newest DOOM game that has been considered a phenominal critical hit was not the game it was originally designed to be?

Doom 3 on PC and Xbox was considered a remake of the original Doom. It has cutting-edge graphics for its time and a deep engaging story.  Its sequel was original planned to be a remake of Doom 2, showing how the people of planet Earth would react to an invasion from Hell itself. That’s not the game we ended up getting earlier this year.

So how did Doom 4 become the new DOOM, the critical and commercial multi-platform hit we just weren’t expecting?  Danny O’Dwyer of Noclip recently released this incredible three-part documentary about the making of DOOM. If you’re like me and you’re a long-time fan of id Software, you have to give this series a watch!

DOOM is out now on the PC, Xbox One and PS4.