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Xbox One S Hitting Stores This Holiday Season

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You can check out our Xbox One S tracker HERE!

It looks like Microsoft has finally come out with a slimmer version to their famous Xbox One. The Xbox One S Console is the perfect gaming console for any tight space. This new Xbox is approximately 40% smaller than the original. Now in the eyes of many smaller doesn’t seem better. However, the Xbox One S would like to disagree. You can purchase a 500 GB, 1TB, or 2TB Hard Drive Xbox One S. The console also has 4K ultra HD video and high dynamic range. Who said bigger was always better?

The console wasn’t the only thing that received an upgrade. The Xbox One controller also received a little upgrade of its own. Each controller that comes with an Xbox One S has enhanced comfort and feel. It also has textured grips for a sturdier hold. A sleek design, larger hard drive, and upgraded controllers all wrapped up into a smaller and more elegant console. The Xbox One S has varying prices. The 1TB Xbox One S is $349.99 MSRP, the 2TB Xbox One S is $399.99 MSRP, and the 500GB Xbox One S is $299.99 MSRP. Unfortunately, the Xbox One S will not be released until December 30, 2016, but you can still pre-order the Xbox One S by going to our tracker above. Also, don’t forget to check in with our daily blog to stay tuned for more Xbox One S news!

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Which Games Do You Wish Were Backwards Compatible?

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If you own an Xbox One then I bet you have a wish list of backwards-compatible games. Just out of curiosity is Black Ops II on that list? If it is then you are not the only one. In fact Black Ops II is the most-requested Xbox 360 game on Microsoft’s official backwards compatibility survey page. Black Ops II, from the last time I checked, had somewhere around 77,000 votes, which was right behind Rockstar’s ole famous Red Dead Redemption. Red Dead was a close second with around 75,000 votes. If you have other games on the backwards compatible list comment down below to let us know! Hopefully, Rockstar and Activision will consider bringing some of these old favorites into the current generation consoles.

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Pre-order Fallout 4 and Get Fallout 3 Free

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You can pre-oder Fallout 4 here at store.xbox.com. For Fallout 4 PipBoy Edition, check out our tracker.

Wouldn’t it be nice to receive two games for just the price of one? Of course it would! For a limited time only, if you pre-order Fallout 4 for the Xbox One you will receive a free copy of Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, you will need to plug your Xbox 360 back in to play Fallout 3, but who can complain when it is a free game. You should receive your Fallout 3 code seven to ten days after your pre-order. For any new Fallout fans this is a great way to pass the time until the release of Fallout 4 in November. Fallout 4, and Fallout 3 could both be yours with just one pre-order. Just keep in mind that Fallout 3 is for the Xbox 360, and is not Xbox One compatible.

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Xbox One Ultimate Game Sales

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If you just purchased a new Xbox One or an Xbox 360 then you are most likely low on games. Luckily for you Microsoft is having an ultimate game sale this weekend! Although the exact game titles and the exact dates of the sale are still being debated, Major Nelson has confirmed that there is a deal going on. So grab your wallets, and prepare yourself for the Ultimate Game Sale! Being a Microsoft Gold member will yield even larger sales for each game.

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Borderlands Is Back With a “Handsome” Collection

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You can purchase this Handsome Collection at amazon.com

The Borderlands series is one of those game series that I will always treasure. I started the series with Borderlands 2, and then moving over to the original Borderlands game. I have yet to play the Borderlands: Pre-sequel, but I have seen enough gameplay to say that it is similar to Borderlands 2. If the Pre-sequel is similar to Borderlands 2 then we all know that the Pre-sequel is going to be amazing. Now the Borderlands series is amazing, but why am I talking about them? I mean they are yesterday’s news. None of these games are available on the next gen consoles, or are they? If you are a huge Borderlands fan then good news because you can now play all of these amazing games on your Xbox One or PS4. With the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection you can re-live all of your favorite Borderlands moments on your beloved new console. You get all three Borderlands games in one package. This means that you can farm bosses, find killer weapons, and destroy Handsome Jack over and over and over again. There are so many things to do in the Borderlands trilogy, and now you can do it all over again on you new console. So get your fingers ready because it’s about to be a very long weekend! Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is $59.99, and comes out for the Xbox One and PS4 on March 24, 2015.

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Dying Light Review

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You can purchase Dying Light at amazon.com

Finally! It is in my possession! Dying Light is by far one of the greatest games I have played in a long time. It has great features that make it fun, energizing, and a good ZOMGIE game. Good games are hard to come by, and good Zombie games are even harder to come by. My standards for a zombie game are pretty high, but this game passed all of my tests with flying colors. So where do I start?
Lets start with the gameplay. I am using my Alienware PC to play this game. My PC has an Intel i7 Core CPU, I have 8 GB of RAM, and I have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 graphics card. With all of this being said the game still lags a bit during intense cut scenes or hectic fight scenes. This is not a huge problem because the lag is minor, and it doesn’t really interfere with much of the gameplay. At most I’ve had a 1 – 2 second lag, and it was only during a cut scene so its not like I was getting pulverized by a zombie horde or anything. So, out of all the gameplay I’ve gone through this is the only major issue I could find. Everything else runs smoothly. Scaling walls, beating a zombie’s head in with a pipe, or just talking to other CPUs are flawless. Overall, the gameplay is smooth, and crisp.
But what about actually playing the game? Slow down their cowboy! I was just about to get there. The gameplay is… uh… well… I’d say… IT’S FREAKING AMAZING! Parkour + zombie apocalypse = SUPER FUN! Having the ability to scale walls, and evade zombies’ makes so much more sense to me than spraying and praying. Trying to kill every zombie you see would take too much time and effort. Plus, at night the zombies turn into… well I’ll just let you figure that out for yourself! And to top it all off the time used to kill zombies could be used to find supplies, or get to safety. In Dying Light you can use the time spent on not killing zombies to craft weapons, search for resources, completing missions, and so much more. All of your hard work will pay off once you level up and earn skill points to level up your character. You can learn crazy skills like dodge. This will help you evade zombies, all the more reason not to kill them all. In Dying Light you have the ability to scale walls with ease, jump over walls, or any parkour trick you can imagine. Zombie survival is all about evading, and not about killing. Staying alive is your priority, not killing everything that moves. Overall, I give Dying Light a 9 out of 10. It has great game mechanics, the game runs smoothly, and it’s NOT all about shooting. I have a feeling that this game is going to dominate most of my free time from now until I finish it. So, my recommendation is get the game! It is a great new game for all you zombie lovers, and you also have the option of playing Co-op with your friends. Surviving the zombie apocalypse just got a lot more intense!

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Evolve

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You can purchase Evolve at amazon.com

In the wild it’s eat or be eaten. The wild has dangerous creatures that are always out to kill you, but what if there are two hunters at the top of the food chain? Then who hunts whom? In the new game Evolve you can play as a monster that goes around feeding on smaller helpless creatures to gain experience. Once you’ve gained enough experience you can evolve your creature into a bigger, scarier beast. Once you evolve your monster you earn skill points that can be used to upgrade abilities on your monster. But wait! Didn’t I say earlier that there are two hunters? I did! So who are the other hunters? The other hunters are humans trying to kill the monster. You can play as a trapper, medic, support, or assault. The trapper has the ability to trap the monster with a huge magnetic dome. This dome is crucial for eliminating the monster because it will keep it from running away. The medic has the power to heal teammates while they engage the monster. The support class contains characters that can send out UAVs, or can help to shield characters from damage. Finally, the assault class is the muscle power in the group. He’s got the big guns, and will do all of the heavy damage to the monster. The wild is filled with deadly creatures, and unfortunately for you there are no rules. It’s eat, or be eaten, and in this world almost everything is out to get you. Evolve will be released on February 10th, 2015, and will retail for $59.99 (this game is compatible with the Xbox One, PS4, and PC).

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GTA V on the Xbox One and PS4

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You can purchase GTA V for the Xbox One at gamestop.com

You can purchase GTA V for the PS4 at gamestop.com

Explosions, guns, and women are all included in the famous ROCKSTAR Game GTA V! What more could a guy want in a video game? But, what makes GTA V special this time around is that ROCKSTAR has now made the game playable on the Xbox One and the PS4. Moving GTA V to the PS4 and Xbox One will allow the game to be played at 1080p, and GTA V will run at 30fps. Now, I personally have never been a fan of the GTA series. It has always been a bit “too intense” for me, but out of all the GTA games out there GTA V is by far my favorite. The open world experience, the vehicles, weapons, and gunfights are crazy fun. If you have not yet played GTA V, but have an Xbox One, or a PS4 I would recommend taking a look at the new GTA V. GTA V is rated M for mature, and is $59.99 MSRP.

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The Far Cry Series is Back!

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You can purchase Far Cry 4 for the PS4 at amazon.com

You can purchase Far Cry 4 for the Xbox One at amazon.com

It is such a shame that I have not been able to keep up with the Far Cry series because the games just seem to be getting better and better. I have played Far Cry 3, and have dabbled in Far Cry 2. Now Far Cry 4 is out, and I still haven’t completed my Far Cry gaming experience. Watching the trailers, and checking some gameplay for Far Cry 4 have really gotten me hyped for this game!

Far Cry 4 takes place in Kyrat. Kyrat is a fictional region in the Far Cry game that is ruled by king Pagan Min. You play as a man named Ajay Ghale. Ajay returns to Kyrat only to find that it is under a civil war. Thank goodness Far Cry 4 comes out today because I don’t think I can wait any longer! I am super excited to play Far Cry 4 for my PC, but what about all of you? Comment down below if any of you are just as excited about this crazy new game as I am, and comment down what system you’re using to play Far Cry 4!

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

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So, to be 100% honest I am not super excited about the new Call of Duty Advanced Warfare game being released on November 4, 2014. Compared to all of the other games that are being released this year, like Destiny, Call of Duty is definitely on the lower end of my list of must have games for 2014. But taking a look at the trailer, and the gameplay for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare I have to say that I am slightly impressed.

When Activision released Modern Warfare 3 I was extremely disappointed, and from then on I sort of lost hope for the Call of Duty serious. It is truly unfortunate that my love for Call of Duty has faded away because the Call Duty franchise is what got me into first person shooters. So, ever since Modern Warfare 3 I kind of just looked down upon the Call of Duty series. But, like I mentioned earlier the trailer for the new Call of Duty games seems kind of promising. Now it may not look like Destiny, or the new Halo game, but it seems like there has been a bit of an improvement in the gaming engine. The gameplay looks smoother, and the game seems like it could be entertaining. Hopefully, Activision will be able to live up to my expectations on this franchise because I would really like to jump back into the Call of Duty gaming experience! Like most games, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare will retail for $59.99.

You can purcahse Call of Duty Advanced Warfare at amazon.com

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