Minecraft Is Getting Cross-Play On Multiple Platforms

With the upcoming release of the Better Together this summer, Mojang will unify the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One with mobile and Windows 10 PC versions of the game under the Bedrock Engine family. (excluding Java Minecraft which will continue to be supported as an independent version)
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Free games for August

Games with Gold

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate

Available: 08/01 – 08/31 (Xbox One)

Tumblestone

Available: 07/16 – 08/15 (Xbox One)

Spelunky

Available: 08/01 – 08/15 (Xbox 360)

WWE 2K16

Available: 08/16 – 09/15 (Xbox One)

Beyond Good & Evil HD

Available: 08/16 – 08/31 (Xbox 360)

Playstation Plus

Got my Halo 5 Xbox One Bundle today

I won’t do the unboxing thing as that is old and tired. I will however tell you that it is one sexy beast. Microsoft really stepped it up with this one, yes there are other custom editions but I am a major halo geek and this made my day.I did not build the statue yet, but will post a picture once I do.

Here’s IGN’s unboxing:

 

Game Sharing on Xbox One

This only works for digital games, if you have disc based games, you are out of luck. This is one major benefit of digital games on the Xbox One, two people can play the same game at the same time through game sharing.

Warning:

  • To game share you will have to share your profile credentials and install your account on the Xbox of the person you are sharing with so ENSURE that you are sharing with a TRUSTED friend or family member.
  • Sharing your profile will give access to your password, credit card, PayPal card or any other payment information.
  • Once you are done sharing, we recommend you change your password ASAP.
  • You can ONLY share 3 times a year.
  • You can ONLY share on one other console at a time.

What you need

  • Xbox Console
  • A trusted friend or family member
  • Xbox Live account

Setting up the second profile

Once you have the account credentials do the following:

  • On the home screen click the drop-down box next to your Avatar (top left corner)
  • Click Add New
  • Log in as the person that will be sharing the game
  • Sign in with the newly added account
  • Click SettingsMy XboxMy Home Xbox
  • Click Make this my Home Xbox
  • Log out of the second account and sign into your account
  • Click My GamesGames
  • Scroll to the far right and you will see a list of games under the Ready to Install column
  • Select the game(s) you want to install and let it do it’s thing.

Let us know how this works for you.

October PlayStation Plus Games

Grow Home (PS4)

‘In Grow Home you play as BUD (Botanical Utility Droid), a robot on a mission to save his home planet by harvesting the seeds of a giant alien plant. On his quest BUD will discover a beautiful world of floating islands that are home to some rather strange plants and animals.

Super Time Force Ultra (PS4)

Super Time Force Ultra is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! You’re in control of time itself, bending and stretching it to your advantage on the battlefield. Rewind time and choose when to jump back into the action, teaming-up with your past selves in a unique single-player co-op experience! Take control of up to 19 unique characters, and battle across 6 different time periods, from the long-ago past to the far-away future.

Twisted Metal® (PS3)

Twisted Metal® returns with unhinged car combat destruction and action movie mayhem. Unique weapons emerge from demonic vehicles as players unfold the demented tale of a cast of characters, led by Sweet Tooth, in story, co-op and online modes. Up to 16 players compete in a killer-take-all back and forth battle royale on wheels.

Teslagrad (PS3)

Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to discovering the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. Gain new abilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautifully hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe. You play as a young boy who suddenly finds himself embroiled in a long-forgotten conspiracy, involving the despotic king who has ruled the nation with an iron fist for several years. Jump into an outstanding adventure told through voiceless storytelling. Armed with ancient Teslamancer technology and your own ingenuity and creativity, your path lies through the decrepit Tesla Tower and beyond.

La-Mulana EX (PS Vita)

A combination of classic 2D platforming, Metroidvania-style adventuring and challenging action gameplay, La-Mulana EX takes you deep into the ancient ruins of La-Mulana on a quest to discover not just valuable treasure, but the secret to life itself!

Xeodrifter (PS Vita)

Xeodrifter™ is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. We join our nomad as he embarks on the investigation of a small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damaged his warp core.

Reasons to love Windows 10

Microsoft has already revealed features, such as a smarter Cortana and Xbox integration, that may appeal to existing Windows users and lure those on other operating systems. Here are 10 reasons why Windows 10 could effortlessly pull you away from your Mac or Chrome operating system when it debuts for PCs and tablets on July 29.

Cortana

Forget Siri and all of the other personal assistant bots out there. Cortana is back from her greatly exaggerated death in Halo 4, and she’s better than ever.

Edge

The new browser, set to debut with Windows 10, is integrated with Cortana. This means you’ll receive streamlined content based on your preferences and browsing habits.

Xbox

For the first time, Xbox will officially be integrated with the operating system when it debuts, which means that everything from gameplay recording to streaming can be done in sync with any Windows 10 device.

OneDrive

Windows users are able to begin a project on one device, then carry it over to another Windows, Android or iOS device, thanks to OneDrive’s synchronization over the cloud. 15 GB of storage to Windows users for free, and unlimited storage to Office 365 subscribers.

Hello

Windows Hello is a new security feature that focuses on making sure you are you. It greets users and allows them to log into their device with their face, iris or finger.

Store

Store has come a long way since the beginning with new additions such as Drawboard PDF and GoToMeeting. Now, Microsoft has promised that its apps will be ready to wow you come Windows 10.

2-in-1

Continuum will allow 2-in-1 devices to smoothly transition from tablet-to-PC mode (and vice versa), allowing you to work in any circumstance.

Office

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 users will have access to new universal Windows applications for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. They will all be available for purchase separately, meaning you don’t need to invest in the whole Microsoft Office Suite if you only want one program.

IT

Windows Update for Business will come with distribution rings, where IT professionals can choose which devices receive updates. Additionally, IT will be able to decide when updates should – and should not – occur, according to specific time frames. Enterprise Mobility Suite and System Center can be integrated seamlessly with the update as well.

Defender

Windows 10 will come with Windows Defender, the company’s free anti-malware protection. Microsoft promises ongoing security updates for the supported lifetime of its devices.

January Xbox Games with Gold

Xbox One

Worms Battlegrounds

Worms Battlegrounds brings friends and families together in the noble pursuit of self‐improvement, world domination, and exploding sheep. Featuring high definition 3D visuals, the latest in the Worms franchise has exciting additions to improve the single player experience, and more of everything a Worms fan could want.

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die

A time traveling detective has to solve his wife’s murder before he can prevent it. Use his supernatural ability to “dive” into the living past by touching artifacts called “mementos” to unravel the truth behind his wife’s death.

Xbox 360

MX vs ATV Alive

Own the competition as you wrestle for position with tightly contested racing in the fifth iteration of the MX vs ATV franchise.

Free Gears of War Map Packs

Gears of War is an awesome game for the Xbox, if you have the original game you can get the Map Packs for free.

Gears of War Multiplayer Map Pack 1

Discovery Channel FUTURE WEAPONS gives you Raven Down and Old Bones

  • Down: A Raven helicopter has gone down in the middle of a large-scale battle. Gears have taken out a Seeder, and forces are now moving into the crash site from all angles to find survivors.
  • Old Bones: In an attempt to eradicate human culture, the Locust have emerged under Sera’s Capitaline Museums and have started destroying them brick by brick.

Download to Xbox 360

‘Hidden Fronts’ Multiplayer Map Pack 2

Get ready to enhance your Gears of War multiplayer experience. Download the four new maps today, including:

  • Bullet Marsh: In this Kryll-infested swamp, an old generator still powers the area lights. A few stray bullets could easily knock out the generator, leaving players in the dark to fend for themselves against the hungry Kryll.
  • Garden: This overgrown and crumbling conservatory still has a working fertilization and pesticide system. This system can pose a serious health hazard to anyone who ventures into the greenhouse without first venting the air.
  • Process: Teams must fight for control of this subterranean Imulsion processing plant, still active despite the cessation of the Pendulum Wars.
  • Subway: Timgad’s Central Subway Station used to serve as a central hub for commuters. Now the tunnels are crawling with Locust.

Download to Xbox 360

Rockstar GTA5 Xbox One and PS4 Giveaway

Rockstar is running a giveaway for a highly collectible couple of games consoles, and it doesn’t cost you anything to try and win one of them.

Entering to win one or both of the consoles couldn’t be simpler. For the PS4 just visit the Rockstar Games Facebook page and enter your details. For the Xbox One you need to head on over to the Rockstar Games Social Club instead. Continue reading Rockstar GTA5 Xbox One and PS4 Giveaway

August PlayStation Plus Games

Here is the list for this months PlayStation free games. Drop us a comment and let us know which ones you enjoyed. This way our readers know which ones to pick or buy later on.

Road Not Taken (PS4)

From the creators of Triple Town, Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game about surviving life’s surprises. You play as a ranger adventuring through a vast, unforgiving forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, rescuing children who have lost their way. Randomly generated levels deliver a limitless supply of possibilities to explore and challenges to overcome. Your actions will influence not only your own story, but that of the villagers you hope to befriend and the town you call home.

Fez (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)

Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

Crysis 3 (PS3)

Crytek’s highly-acclaimed sandbox gameplay shooter is back.
  • Seven Wonders of the Urban Rainforest – New York City has been contained in a giant nanodome and grown into a unique rainforest with seven distinct environments. Master the ultimate sandbox and turn it into your own personal hunting ground.
  • Assess, Adapt, and Attack – Crysis’s highly-acclaimed sandbox gameplay is back with more open levels to let players choose their path and approach. Your upgraded Nanosuit allows brute force or stealth, always giving you more than one option.
  • The Biggest and Most Explosive Arsenal in Franchise History – In addition to giving you an arsenal of human firearms, Crysis 3 lets you scavenge alien weapons and deploy an all-new Predator bow.

Proteus (PS3, PS Vita)

Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. The primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it.

Metrico (PS Vita)

Metrico is a new world. A living world filled with infographics that react directly to your movement, actions and input. Metrico invites you to explore, experiment, test your skills and most of all: think outside the box.
Immerse yourself in this experience, exclusive to PlayStation Vita system, and see if you have got what it takes!

Dragon’s Crown (PS Vita, PS3)

Dragon’s Crown is a multiplayer hack and slash beat ‘em up game with breathtaking visual style, a design built around cooperative play and epic boss fights, and the ability to discover a new adventure in every play session. Dragon’s Crown allows up to four players to team up online to clear out monster-ridden dungeons, discover precious treasure, and destroy awe-inspiring bosses.