Sunday, September 20

Xbox One Elite Controller Release Date Announced


 The Xbox One Elite controller will launch Oct. 27, according to Microsoft's online storeThe controller will cost $150 and is made for durability and customization for dedicated players who spend hours in Forza and Halo. Speaking about both the Elite console bundle, with its 1TB hard drive and increased performance, Phil Spencer stated,
We should always make sure we have something for the discerning customer who wants the very best we’ll be able to offer, and I want to give them that opportunity. If you’re really happy [with your Xbox One console] you should go try [Xbox Elite], but it really wasn’t meant to try and flip you from the setup you have now. It will be faster, but I don’t know it would be fast enough to say that you’d want to go off and spend hundreds of dollars to do that.

Microsoft is also bundling the controller in the Xbox One Elite Bundle, which is set to arrive November 3. 

Source: IGN

Tuesday, June 2

New Xbox One System Software Updates in Preview Fix Multiplayer and Party Chat Issues

If you’re a member of the Xbox One preview program and had trouble with the multiplayer of some games or with party chat notifications, help is on the way.
Microsoft released two new patches to the preview version of June’s Xbox One system software update over the past two days.
Below you can read the patch notes for both directly from the private preview forums. It’s worth mentioning that the two updates have been released only for for the testers selected to be part of the first wave, so if you can’t get them, it means you’re in the second:
OS version released: xb_rel_1506.150530-0007
Available: 12:00PM PT 5/31 (1AM GMT 6/2) 
  • A fix for an issue users have reported regarding notifications not working when setting up a party chat session.
OS version released: xb_rel_1506.150531-2200
Available: 6:00PM PT 6/1 (1AM GMT 6/3) 
  • This contains fixes addressing Multiplayer issues : You should no longer have issues starting or joining multiplayer matches with the following titles:
  1. Warriors Orochi 3
  2. Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
  3. Bladestorm : Nightmare
  4. Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
  5. Zombie Army Trilogy
  6. Happy Wars
  7. Sniper Elite 3
  8. Dragonball Xenoverse
As usual, if you’re not part of the preview program, but would like to be, you can mention it in the comments (including your gamertag), and another reader might be able to send you an invite.
Just remember that this is a beta testing program, so you understand and accept the responsibility for any issues caused to your console, since preview members do it to make the launch of each patch smoother for everyone else, and not just to get a sneak peek on future updates.

Kick Off Your Season of Savings with Amazon’s Summer Games Sale

Though some of the year’s biggest price-slashers like the Steam Summer Sale are nearly upon us, Amazon is kicking off the season of savings thanks to the company’s Summer Games Sale, which has dozens of games available for you to grab on the cheap right now.
Over on Amazon’s page, the Summer Games Sale is currently live with a huge selection of digital titles available at a discount, with games supported across Steam, Origin, Xbox Live, PSN, and other digital platforms getting big discounts for those with some money to burn and games to play.
Amazon’s Summer Games Sale is currently live right now, with a plethora of digital games available on the cheap: click here to start filling up your shopping cart and grab some games for your backlog while the deals are still going on.