Best Xbox One S Bundle Deals for February 2017

#Xbox #February – Best Xbox One S Bundle Deals for February 2017 :Want to grab a new Xbox One S bundle but don’t want to pay full price? Here are some of the best deals.Whether the Xbox One S will be your first Xbox One or a replacement of an older system, we know you want to find a great deal on it. The console is frequently discounted (sometimes seemingly at random), but your true best bet is to get one as part of a bundle deal. Often retailers offer extra controllers, a year of Xbox Gold Live or even various games with the system at no additional cost. Searching for the best deals can be frustrating and time consuming, but we’ve got you covered.

Here are some of the best the Xbox One S bundles deals that are currently available around the web.

New consoles

There are a few variations of the Xbox One S, depending how much internal storage you need. You can purchase the Xbox One S in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB now, and the prices vary based on the storage. If you won’t be gaming a ton you can probably get away with the entry-level model, but if you know you will be buying a lot of games and downloading extra content, you’ll want to be safe and go with the 2TB one so you don’t have to worry about it.

500GB systems

1TB systems

2TB systems

Open-box and refurbished systems

A great way to save even more money is to look at a refurbished or open-box unit. These units are tested and still have a warranty left, but you can save some cash when purchasing one of them. There are a number of retailers that offer these, so if you don’t mind that someone else owned it before you, you’ll want to check these out.

Other deals

Your favorite deals?

Have you found any bundles that are not included here? Be sure to reach out and let us know which retailer is offering it, as well as what is included.

Source : Windows central

MGL 23 — Watch and win Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows 10 Mobile tonight!

#Game #Microsoft – Join us for Microsoft, Gaming and Libations tonight LIVE on Beam, and you could win stuff!

Microsoft, Gaming and Libations is a live show hosted on Microsoft’s streaming network, Beam.pro, featuring Jez Corden, Zac Bowden, and Daniel Rubino from Windows Central. Tonight, we’ll be playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition to celebrate its launch on Windows 10 Mobile, giving away TEN copies.

Our MGL live streams take place every week on Thursdays, at 4 PM ET (1 PM PT, 9 PM GMT). You can find the start time based on your location and time zone in our event announcer.

To celebrate the launch of Minecraft: Pocket Edition on Windows 10 Mobile, we’ll be giving away TEN COPIES to lucky followers of our Beam channel LIVE during the stream.

  • We’ll use a raffle system to make sure we’re giving keys to people who aren’t AFK.
  • You must be following the channel to be eligible. The raffle will ignore users who aren’t following!
  • We’ll give out keys throughout the event at regular intervals!

For now, all you need to do is watch the live stream above or head to our Beam channel at Beam.pro/windowscentral when the stream begins where you can jump in on the live chat. We’ll give away keys for Minecraft: Pocket Edition on Windows 10 Mobile throughout the show.

We’ll also field some questions from the audience, so, even if you already own the game, sign up for Beam and come pester Dan about the Surface Phone!

For those curious, we’re aiming for a 90-minute air time, but honestly, we have no idea how long it will go. So grab a drink and join in on the fun to find out!

Source :Windows Central

Windows 10 UWP games arriving on Xbox One this year

#Windows10UWP #XboxOne – Windows 10 UWP games arriving on Xbox One this year : Prophets of doom who bemoaned Microsoft’s nefarious plans to unify its two gaming platforms was just given some ammo by no less than Microsoft itself. At its Windows Developers Day event, Redmond boasted of its progress on its Universal Windows Platform or UWP, some of which will already be experienced in the upcoming Creators Update. One aspect, however, might take a bit longer but will send ripples in Microsoft’s gaming spheres. Sometime later this year, you will be able to install and play the UWP games you have on your Windows 10 PC right on your Xbox One.

On the one hand, this was really a long time coming and doesn’t come as much of a surpise. Microsoft has long been pushing Windows 10 as a universal platform that powers its devices, from PCs to phones to HoloLens to, yes, the Xbox. The point of its Universal Windows Platform anyway is to allow developers to write an app once, more or less, and have it available everywhere. And what is true for regular apps will also be true for games.

But games are a very special kind of software, with its own context and culture. While mostly welcomed in the apps sphere, Microsoft’s UWP push has been met with some resistance and criticism in gaming circles. In particular, critics of UWP point to the platforms imposed limitations on how software uses hardware resources, which critical to games. There are also worries that Microsoft will use its clout to stifle the somewhat open competition among gaming platforms and distributors.

For now, however, those are still mostly theoretical worries. Microsoft might hate to admit it, bit its selection of UWP games is almost neglible. Most, though definitely not all, fall under what most would categorize as casual or mobile games. UWP games on the Xbox One do give game developers added incentive to use the platform to target as many players as possible, but it will take more than UWP to bridge the chasm between PC and console.

Source : slashgear

GTA 6 Release Date Will Depend on Red Dead Redemption 2

#GTA6 #RedDead – GTA 6 Release Date Will Depend on Red Dead Redemption 2 : According to GamingBolt, the Import/Export DLC that has been released for GTA Online will actually be the last. It seems that Rockstar is now trying to speed up the release date of “Red Dead Redemption 2”.

At the same time, GTA 6 might also benefit from this, as the developer will probably move the mentioned game once the “Red Dead Redemption 2” will hit the stores. According to a leak that has been provided by Yan2295 website, the GTA Online will start slowing down from now on. However, there are very low changes that updates will completely stop for GTA Online once the RDR2 will be released.

We remind you that the GTA 5/GTA Online has been released back in 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, in 2014 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and in 2015 for Windows PC. In other words, the game is quite old already and the gamers are waiting for a sequel. We also remind you that the single player story has not received any updates since the release of the game, which means that the gamers who prefer to play this game in offline mode are quite bored of it already.

Yan2295 website also claims that the team that has originally worked on GTA Online is now divided into four sub-sections. One section of the team is focused on getting the “Red Dead Redemption 2” title released as soon as possible, while another section is working on GTA 6. There is also a section of the team working on another title that has been announced last year, which leaves a small team working on whatever there is to release for the “GTA Online”.

However, none of these rumors has been confirmed by the developer, which means that you should take this news with a bit of salt. However, one thing is true: GTA 6 will be developed in the future, but it is not yet sure when this will happen.

Source : Neurogadget

Nintendo NES Classic Mini UK Stock Likely To Increase In Near Future [VIDEO]; The Retro Console Comprises 30 NES Games Built In?

#NintendoNES #NESClassicMini – Nintendo NES Classic Mini UK Stock Likely To Increase In Near Future [VIDEO]; The Retro Console Comprises 30 NES Games Built In? : Limited stock of the Nintendo NES Classic Mini is headed to the UK. Meanwhile, Nintendo is leaving no stone unturned in their bid to boost production.

There was a huge clamor for Nintendo’s NES Classic Mini during Christmas, and even now, the demand does not seem to have fizzled out. Nevertheless, finding stock in the UK is nothing short of backbreaking but that’s likely to change soon.

Though quite hemmed in, a few UK retailers have reportedly started seeing the return of NES stock. For instance, Smyths Toys had stock in a few stores this week; however, these stocks were exclusively up for grabs for those customers in store or those who had opted for click and collect online. Smyths refrained from trotting out their stock, and just resorted to sending a couple of tweets to those looking for it online.

That being said, there is a possibility that Amazon, Argos and other retailers may be following suit and keeping the new stock under wraps. It’s worth noting that these limited batches of stocks have arrived in the same week that the Big N announced that the NES Classic Edition sold a whopping 1.5 million units worldwide, DailyStar reported.

Aside from expressing regret for the store shortage, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors why manufacturing the NES Classic Edition console in higher quantities has been challenging. In November 2016, the popular console manufacturer remade palm-sized variants of the Famicom and NES home consoles and shipped the whole batch of Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer units that was originally made keeping each market in mind, Kimishima explained.

Although some parts require more time to get hold of, Kimishima assured that the company is making every effort to increase production. Moreover, Nintendo is using fans’ interest in these products as a platform to promote their latest console, Nintendo Switch.

But much to the dismay of those interested in these products, it is highly likely that the stock shortages could be quite drawn-out citing the lack of availability of components for the NES Classic Edition. Loyal fans of the retro console can sign up for alerts on stockinformer.co.uk. The newfangled variant of the Nintendo NES hardware is a small reduplication of the company’s original home console which is up for grabs for £49.99 in the UK, which converts to about $62.

Using an HDMI port, the console can be connected to the television like most leading edge consoles. It can also be used to play Virtual Console NES games either on Wii or Wii U systems. The system comprises 30 NES games such as “Kirby’s Adventure,” “PAC-MAN,” “Donkey Kong,” “Metroid,” “The Legend of Zelda,” and fan-favorite classics like “Super Mario Bros.”

Source : Mobilenapps

NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Mini) with over 700 games now possible with new mod [VIDEO]

#NintendoMini #NESClassic – NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Mini) with over 700 games now possible with new mod [VIDEO] : Just over three weeks ago, a NES Classic Edition with 84 games was spotted. Most people thought the number was already high for a hacked console. Now, a Nintendo Mini with over 700 games is possible, thanks to a new mod.

A YouTuber with the username TootyUk shows off his NES Classic Edition that has more than 700 games in a video he published over the weekend. In the video, he details how the Nintendo Mini can be hacked and boosted up using Hakchi 2.11. The video is over 21 minutes long, but cramming as many as 700 games into a console with 300 MB of storage capacity should understandably take a little time.

Hacking the Nintendo console voids all warranties but it seems that it’s too small a price to pay if a user successfully installs that many games into the system. So far, the hack appears to work seamlessly for most users. Some titles like “Battletoads,” though, need some more fine-tuning before they are played without errors.

Hacking the Nintendo Mini has now become a norm due to its inability to offer extra games. The in demand remake of the popular Nintendo Entertainment System only has a total of 30 pre-installed games and for some, it’s just not enough. It was only a matter of time before active hackers succeeded in breaking into the NES Classic Edition, which is why Nintendo went along with the inevitable and prepared a message for them within the console itself.

“This is the hanafuda captain speaking. Launching emulation in 3.. 2.. 1. Many efforts, tears and countless hours have been put into this jewel. So, please keep this place tidied up and don’t break everything! Cheers, the hanafuda captain.”

Hanafuda are Japanese playing cards that are used to play a variety of games. The word “hanafuda” actually means “flower cards.” Before becoming the distinguished gaming giant that it is now, Nintendo started out selling hanafuda playing cards back in September 1889.

Nintendo still continues to produce hanafuda cards in Japan, but only does so in recognition of its rich history and not for revenue. Back in 2006, Nintendo issued “Clubhouse Games” (also known in Japan as “Daredemo Asobi Taizen” and as “42 All-Time Classics” in some parts of Europe) for the Nintendo DS handheld device. Also included in it was Koi-Koi, the Hawaiian version of hanafuda.

Source : ibtimess

Sniper Elite 4 – New trailer showcases 6 minutes of gameplay footage

#SniperElite #SniperElite4 – Sniper Elite 4 – New trailer showcases 6 minutes of gameplay footage : Rebellion has released a new trailer for Sniper Elite 4, showcasing over 6 minutes of brand-new gameplay footage. In Sniper Elite 4, Karl Fairburne will help release the country from the shackles of Fascism, fanning the flames of resistance, and in doing so uncover a terrifying Nazi technology threatening the whole of Europe. Sniper Elite 4 is currently planned for a February 14th release. Enjoy!

Pokémon Go Patch 0.55.0 and 1.25.0 Update – What Does it Bring New?

#PokemonGo #PokemonGoUpdate – Pokémon Go Patch 0.55.0 and 1.25.0 Update – What Does it Bring New? : Niantic has just released patch 0.55.0 for Android and 1.25.0 for iOS, but at first sight, there are not major changes. Maybe when they’ll start playing Pokémon Go, gamers will discover many secrets that hide under the surface. Below we’ll tell you about what was included in the latest update of the game for each platform.

The developer has managed to improve game performance, as Pokémon Go will require less time to load on Android devices, but the update has also fixed an issue that prevented the Pokémon Go Plus wearable to work properly with Android devices. In addition, according to the change-log, integrated iOS wheelchair support was introduced for use with Apple Watch and there are minor text fixes.

These are the only changes that were mentioned in the patch notes, but some players wanted to dig deeper and they found some found details hidden under the surface. It seems that Pokémon Go on Android will no longer pause the music that players listen to, but there is also a “critical catch” that was discovered within the update code. It’s not sure what it means, but it may be related to an attack that does more damage, especially when planning a sneak attack.

Another reference was made to a new item called “candy reward” and players are speculating that it has to do with a bonus to drop rates /Buddy achievements. Dataminers that play Pokémon Go on Android have discovered another Gen 2 reference, as according to The Silph Road, “A new badge has appeared in the code!: and “This time just for Unown (Gen2 form) – which makes a ton of sense, if you ask us, as there’s a ton of them.”

The Pokémon Company will develop a second Pokémon Plus device that was already teased, and which will come with new safety features that will prevent players from being involved in all kinds of incidents while they’re outside, catching Pokémon.

Source : Neurogadget

Niantic Releases ‘Pokemon Go’ In South Korea Despite Google Map Issues

#PokemonGo #GoogleMap – Niantic Releases ‘Pokemon Go’ In South Korea Despite Google Map Issues : The “Pokemon Go” craze has finally landed in South Korea despite the challenges that Niantic had to face. Being the fourth biggest gaming market, Niantic had to manage to bring the game in the country. The “Pokemon Go” team did not give up even when faced with difficulties as they know very well that many “Pokemon” fans have been waiting for the “Pokemon Go.”

Many “Pokemon” fans are now happy that the “Pokemon Go” has finally arrived in their country. Many fans of the Niantic game used to go to the city that is near the North Korean border just to play the game. The release of “Pokemon Go” in South Korea was delayed due to the issues with Google Map.

As everyone knows, the “Pokemon Go” is played using the Google map and so without it or with any restrictions, playing is not possible which is why Niantic was not able to launch the game right away. The country is restricting its citizens to use the application, Reuters reported. However, Niantic successfully worked around the toughest challenge but did not mention how they made the impossible to become possible.

The game may have been successfully launched in South Korea and in other countries but note that there are some factors that may affect the performance of the “Pokemon Go,” ARS Technica reported.

  • Encountered problems with some of the open source libraries that were never anticipated
  • Problems with the cloud infrastructure
  • Issues with the networking stack
  • Variations on the mobile service provider, as the mobile carriers have a varied approach in marketing products. The free access that is being offered to players had caused Niantic to switch the users on and off.

Despite these issues, Niantic and the “Pokemon Go” is working so hard to address them properly and come up with an appropriate fix and to maximize the performance.

Source : Universityherald

GTA 5 Online Surveys and Money Generators: Can You Trust Them?

#GTAV #GTAOnline – GTA 5 Online Surveys and Money Generators: Can You Trust Them? : If you play Grand Theft Auto 5 Online, you probably already know that money makes the world go round. Unfortunately, just like in the real world, earning money in the GTA universe requires a lot of time and hard work. Because of this, you’re most likely looking for ways to get more funds into your account.

One of the solutions you’ll stumble into is GTA 5 money generators. These websites promise to provide your GTA account with thousands and even millions of GTA$, allowing you to purchase any vehicle, outfit, or weapons you like. They claim that they have access to a glitch in GTA 5 Online that allows them to do this, although they don’t really specify exactly which glitch they’re talking about.

The best part: these websites do this for free! To enjoy their offer, you only have to give them your PSN or Xbox Live username and password and answer a survey. Once you’ve taken these steps, they’ll then take care of filing your coffers to the brim.

Sounds too good to be true? Yes, it is.

At the very least, you’ll end up wasting your time by answering surveys and waiting for GTA 5 money that wouldn’t ever arrive. The worst thing that can happen is that your PSN or Xbox Live account would get hacked or stolen. This, in turn, can result to identity theft (since your e-mail, address, and credit card info are tied to your account) and other types of cybercrime.

So should you trust these money generator sites and fill up their surveys? The answer is a clear, resounding “No”. Avoid them like the plague and instead do more missions and save your money to increase your funds. If you’re really desperate for cash, you can buy GTA 5 Online Shark Cards and top up your GTA$ balance.

Source : Neurogadget