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Monday, 27 May 2013

CanUK Podcast #16 notes:

-It's called the Xbox One
-innerface revealed
 ~WATCH TV! (Because you couldn't do that befor--- on wait)
 ~SPORTS! Sports! More Sports! Fantasy Sports!
-slightly redesigned controller:
-Forza 5 announced
-New, upgraded Kinect
-NBA LIve 14 revealed
-Madden 25 Confirmed
-FIFA 14
-Next-Gen UFC
-Halo TV series w/ collaboration with Speilsberg
-Remedy (creator's of Alan Wake) reveal new name Quantum Break
-Partnership with NFL
-Being released in 2013
-CoD: Ghosts revealed - exclusive dlc release as mk
per usual

-Hardware specs: (vs PS4 specs):

-Not backwards compatible

-It runs on Windows

-Smartglass works with it

-Black Tusk Game to be revealed at E3

-Gamerscore will port over to Xbox One

-Xbox One Will Not Function Without Kinect Attached

-Xbox One to Become More Powerful Over Time via Cloud Computing

-Xbox One Achievements Evolve Over Time
 Link: Xbox One Achievements Evolve Over Time

-Microsoft Details Used Game Fees, Installation Requirements

Article from Polygon on May 24th:
 Xbox One games will require regular authentication checks, used games won't have a fee

-Xbox One Live TV Only Available in the U.S. at Launch

-‘Historic’ Rare Franchise Will Appear at E3 2013

-Xbox One Hard Drive Can’t Be Replaced By Users

-Xbox One Save Games Let You Instantly Resume

-Ryse confirmed for Xbox One

-Indie developers cannot self-publish on Xbox One
  -Dev responses:

-Xbox One Incompatible with Current Gaming Headsets

-Xbox One in Japan Remains Uncertain

-The New Kinect Will Come to PC Next Year

-Xbox One: What We Do and Don't Know

-Xbox One in-game and Party Chat powered by Skype, audio quality will be improved
News Stories (for actual CanUK Podcast #16):

-Batman: Arkham Origins cast features Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Troy Baker as Joker
~sub story: Kevin Conroy is involved with Batman games, according to voice actor (update)

-Nintendo Direct focused on Smash Bros., 3D Mario game, Mario Kart Wii U titles airing before the start of E3

-Steven Seagal on Board for The Expendables 3?

-Marvel Animation Takes a Stab at Wolverine: Origin

-The Rock Wants to Play Luke Cage

-Angry Birds Movie Hires Simpsons Writer (Jon Vitti)

-Square-Enix President Leaves Company

-New Need for Speed Announced for Xbox One, PS4

-Grand Theft Auto 5 collector's editions include physical and in-game bonuses

-Square Enix livestreaming from E3 show floor

-Bryan Singer Reveals Quicksilver is in X-Men: Days of Future Past

-Whedon: Quicksilver Still in Avengers 2 (and X-Men: Days of Future Past)
 Link: Whedon: Quicksilver Still in Avengers 2 (and X-Men: Days of Future Past)

-Gran Turismo 6 launching on PS3 because of existing install base, says Sony exec

-Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS3 8/27, Collector’s Edition Details

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

My pre-order list

This is more or less for myself to keep track of things, but in another way it's a way for me to share with you what games I'm picking up in the near & far future.

So here we go with the games that I currently have pre-ordered:


23rd - Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star Limited Edition (PS3)

3rd - Super Smash Bros 3DS
24th - Bayonetta 2 (WiiU)


18th - WWE 2K15 Hulkamania Edition  (PS4)            

2nd - Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix (PS3)

TBA - Super Smash Bros WiiU


February 20th - The Order: 1886 CE (PS4)