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  1. Introductions and gamertags - Introduce yourself don't be shy! Also, Gamertag exchange!

  2. Latest news and info! - DECEMBER 2019 - the place where daily exciting things happen!

  3. Quickie reviews latest entry March 20th - all my quickie opinions in one place!

  4. Backwards Compatibility - Updated constantly with any Xbox 360 game added to be playable on the Xbox One!

  5. Tech and Hardware stuff - you know, like, inside stuff and such.

  6. Retro Blast new article February 4 - a little blast from the past. A trip to golden gems of gaming.

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Latest News and Info! - DECEMBER 2019

And then there was another year.

Hello my friends and welcome to the last "Latest News and Info" of 2019. It has been a crazy year in gaming - as always - but we are not done yet are we? We still have this month full of *coughs* "game awards" and some game launches. So.... let's get on with the games launching this month shall we? Because... pfft, "Game Awards"... right? So some of the games launching this last month of 2019 include: Life is Strange 2: Episode 5, Tools Up!, Arise: A Simple Story, Halo: Reach Remastered, Trover Saves the Universe, Everreach: Project Eden, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, Terminator: Resistance, Avicii Invector, Dead by Daylight: Nightmare Edition, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park, Ultimate Racing 2D, Pathologic 2, Cardpocalypse, Dead End Job, The Clocker and  Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition among a few more... so,

Happy Holidays, Xmas and parties! Oh, and a Happy New Year Everyone!




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Latest News and Info! - NOVEMBER 2019

Happy Hallowe..... that was yesterday, shut up!

Welcome, my dear friends, to the last before the last month of 2019! Yeah, hum... so what do we have this month? Oh, there's an Xbox-centered event , XO19, between the 14th and 16th in London wich is promissing "games, games and more games". We'll have to wait and see about that. Hopefully yes, but I am antecipating a few "ohhh look at this new custom paint controller we have!" segments. Anyways.... here are a few of the games launching this month: Just Dance 2020, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Need For Speed Heat, Doom Eternal, Blacksad: Under the Skin, Garfield Kart: Furious Racing, Wizards of Brandel, Jumanji: The Video Game, Tanky Tanks, STURMWIND EX, Romancing SaGa 3, Bee Simulator, Sparklite, Tokyo Warfare Turbo, Farmer's Dynasty, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, Lost Ember, Sid Meier's Civilization VI, G.R.E.E.N. The Life Algorithm, Monstrum and many more...


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Latest News and Info! - OCTOBER 2019

Halloween month. Nice.

And so we enter the final quarter of 2019. Summer has long left us, but that does not mean the weather changed too much (especially where I live, it's still hot as heck) but the big bang game launches already started in September and this month the onslaught continues. Kids in school also. More time to play? Not really, sadly, but we manage when we can. Anyways, here are some of this month's videogame launches:

We Were Here Too, LEGRAND LEGACY: Tale of the Fatebounds, Asdivine Kamura, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, Northgard, Indivisible, SlabWell, Tropico 6, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, Atlas, Trine: Ultimate Collection, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, A Winter's Daydream, Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2, Frostpunk: Console Edition, TwinCop, Active Soccer 2019, Children of Morta, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Collector's Pack, Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip, Felix the Reaper, STELA, The Jackbox Party Pack 6, Pig Eat Ball, Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, WWE 2K20, Street Outlaws: The List, The Outer Worlds, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Afterparty, Close to the Sun, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD and more... phew!!


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Latest News and Info! - SEPTEMBER 2019

Gears 5 is upon us.

With Summer slowly but surely dwindling away and "back to school" rush starting to arrive, any free time is a good time to game! September is usually a big month for the "year end" AAA's onslaught to begin and this one is no exception. Don't believe me? Here are a few of the games launching this month only: Gears 5, FIFA 20, WRC 8, NBA 2K20, GRID, Borderlands 3, NHL 20, We were here, Bus Simulator, Truck Driver, The Surge 2, Code Vein, Tropico 6, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered and much more. So what is this month's post image? Well...




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Latest News and Info! - AUGUST 2019

Summertime baby!

Behold! Everyone melting right now because of the heat? I just bought a mini fan for work because I work by the window and I get direct sunblasts right in the morning! Anyways, Summer vacations are near upon me (1 week to go!) and hopefully some well deserved EXTRA-gaming time! And what about games launching this month? Here we go: Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Metal Wolf Chaos XD, Must Dash Amigos, Damsel, Subdivision Infinity DX, Ancestors Legacy, Slay the Spire, Aritana and the Twin Masks, Remnant: From the Ashes, The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game, The Dark Pictures - Man of Medan, Blair Witch, The Bard’s Tale IV: Director's Cut, Control, Life Is Strange 2 – Episode 4, The Church in the Darkness and more!
Happy sunny days!

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Streets of Rogue launches today on Xbox One!


Actually, on every platform. It's everywhere!

Streets of Rogue is a rogue-lite co-op stealth shooter RPG brawler mega-game. It's like Nuclear Throne meets Deus Ex, mixed with the anarchy of GTA. Rogue-lite meets immersive sim, and goes completely insane.

Streets of Rogue is a rogue-lite about player choice, freedom, and anarchic fun. The game takes inspiration from fast-paced top-down rogue-lites like Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne, and adds free-form, experimentation-driven, emergent gameplay elements of RPGs like Deus Ex. Rather than taking place in a dungeon, the game is set in a functioning, procedurally generated city, where complex AI informs denizens from all walks of life, who are just trying to get by in their daily activities. In order to progress, the player will need to accomplish specific mission goals in any way they see fit through use of their special character traits, items, and the environment. Will you play as a soldier who shoots first and asks questions later? A stealthy doctor who uses chloroform and tranquilizer darts to silently take down the opposition? A genial bartender who can talk his way past the most intimidating of guards? Or how about a hyper-intelligent gorilla, rescuing other caged gorillas to form a small mobilized gorilla army?

Features

  • Play the game YOUR way! Don't want to kill anybody? That's cool! Want to hack computers? Got ya covered!

  • Random world generation and TOTALLY EXTREME gameplay variety means you can play for 600 hours and not get bored! Seriously though, go outside!!!

  • Super-advanced artificial intelligence that won't put up with your crap! Outsmart these virtual humans and feel superior to your computer!

  • Play as over 20 (and growing!) wildly different types of characters! Bartender, scientist, hacker, gorilla — hey, your job is probably in there too!

  • Stupidly huge variety of items! Shrink rays, hypnotizing devices, boomboxes, bear traps, food processors.. Oh, and guns too.

  • 4-Player online and local cooperative modes lets you brutalize goons AND loneliness!

  • Lead a gang, free slaves, drink beer, gib ghosts, become a vampire, shrink people and stomp on them. The most insanely varied game ever made.

Watch the launche trailer:



Link to the Xbox One version page

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Latest News and Info! - JULY 2019

Welcome to the Summer!

E3 2019 is now something from the past. Wow, it seemed that it was, like, last month already or something! Oh... Anyways, hot days are here and sometimes our favourite hobby gets relegated for a bit so we can get our asses to the beach and get our skins lobster-red and our buttcracks filled with sand. Ahhhh the Summer, such views you can give us... Anyways, are there games being launched this month? Yes there are, here are a few examples: Stranger Things 3: The Game, Sea of Solitude, Blazing Chrome, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, OVIVO, Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, Grass Cutter: Mutated Lawns, Redeemer: Enhanced Edition, Lethal League Blaze and a few more...

Anyways... the heatness begin!




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WAKING announced for PC and Xbox One -- @tinyBuild


WAKING is an emotional action adventure set in your own mind as you lay in a coma. Will you give up to the forces of darkness and softly descend into death? Or will you prevail using the only weapons you have: your most treasured memories and the people you love? Did you ever wish there was a game that would allow you to dive into your own subconscious? Revisit your most treasured memories and confront your fears and desires. Meet a pet that died long ago and the people you love. Fight the demons within you and deal with your childhood traumas.

WAKING presents a unique mix of souls-like high challenge in combat, a vast ever-changing world waiting to be explored, and deep meditational experience of unmatched emotional range.



WAKING is coming to Steam and Xbox this summer.

WAKING in brief:


  • Souls-like combat with unique features, such as telekinetic attack system

  • Guided meditation where you envision memories from your life through a series of choices

  • The procedurally generated world is unique every time you venture into it

  • Created by a solo indie developer with a small team of collaborators between 2015 & 2019

  • Coming our on Steam and Xbox in summer 2019

Watch the trailer:



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They are billions coming to Xbox One soon!


Facing a single zombie isn't scary. Facing a few zombies isn't too bad. Facing 10 zombies is pretty scary. Facing BILLIONS of zombies makes my brain melt.Get ready, it's infection time!

BlitWorks and Numantian Games are pleased to announce that the acclaimed RTS They Are Billions will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this July! The BlitWorks team were so addicted to They Are Billions that they themselves became infected. The infection spread like wildfire and soon zombie developers started trying to get the infection across onto Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

They worked intensively on the superb RTS to achieve a great performance as well as adapting the game to be played with a controller or added mouse and keyboard support. The swarms finally got what they wanted; They Are Billions will be reaching Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this July.

About They Are Billions

They Are Billions is the addictive RTS set on a post-apocalyptic world where players face an innumerable foe. Players must build colonies strong enough to withstand the billions of infected zombies that roam the world seeking to annihilate the last surviving humans.

To survive, players plan strategies, place buildings and manage resources to have any chance against the billions of zombies. A key factor in survival is the use and training of the player’s armies and contracting mercenaries. Using your forces and defenses wisely is the only way to survive against the billions of infected out to get you.

Features:

    Survival Strategy Game - The aim of the game is to build a successful colony and survive for a specific period of time against billions of zombie enemies. Build walls, gates, towers, and structures to protect yourself. Train your army and contract the best mercenaries to protect the colony. Management of your resources and forces is the key to survival!

    Real Time with Pause - While They Are Millions is a Real Time Strategy game, It comes with the ability for players to pause the game at any time. With the game paused, players can focus on making the best strategic decisions, giving them a layer of control missing from most RTS games.

    Randomly Generated Maps - Every game presents new challenges for the player as each new game creates a random world generated with its own events, weather, geography, and infected population.

    Thousands of Units on Screen - They Are Billions brings massive numbers of units to the game screen, up to 20,000 units playing in real time! Some are on your side, but be prepared to face the biggest swarms of infected you’ve ever seen.

    Mouse and Keyboard Support - They Are Billions gives players the choice of playing with a keyboard & mouse or a controller, allowing players to experience the game how they choose.

    Weekly Challenge - Weekly Challenges will be offered where participating players must play the same random map. The best scores are published on a leaderboard to allow for bragging rights and friendly rivalry among players.

They are Billions is currently available for PC gamers via Steam. It launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in July 2019 (exact dates TBD) for $24.99 USD and 24.99€.

Watch the trailer: