Gamescom 2016 – Gamescom Awards 2016 – Part 2

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Gamescom 2016 – Gamescom Awards 2016 – Part 1

Photos © Nathan Back

 

E3 2016 – Killer Instinct General RAAM trailer

In the trailer they showed what General RAAM will look like and gave a tease of how he will play. The trailer gives the impression of a heavy aggressive character who will be charging forward and advancing on his opponent.

KI season 3 will also be part of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere. Meaning if you have it on Xbox One you can also play it on Windows 10.

E3 2016 – Gears of War 4 Gameplay Trailer

Before showing any gameplay, Microsoft announced that Gears of War 4 is coming to PC. Further more, all PC and Xbox One players will be able to play co-op and hoard mode together right away. You can buy either copy of the game and get both as well. Furthermore, for a limited time Gears of War 4 will not only include the new game, but all four Xbox 360 Gears of War games as well.

 

 

Gears of War 4 will follow JD Fenix, the son of Marcus Fenix, as him and his friends Kait and Del attempt to rescue their families and loved ones from imprisonment. The game includes new features, like windstorms that blow your bullets around or blow away your cover, and new weapons, like the Dropshot which sees a grenade boring itself into either the ground or the enemies you hit.Gears of War 4 also has a robust multiplayer offering which includes both co-op and versus game modes. Notably, the game is set to always run at 60 fps during multiplayer no matter which console or PC you’re playing it on. It also has a revamped Hoard mode where you can build defensive weapons and fortifications anywhere you need it.

There will also be a special Gears of War Xbox Elite wireless controller to go with the game.

Gears of War 4 releases October 11th on the Xbox One and PC for $59.99. There will also be a ultimate edition that goes for $99.99 which includes the base game, the season pass, and allows you to play the game four days early.

New Backwards Compatible 360 Titles Available Today for Xbox One

Microsoft has updated its ongoing library of backwards compatible Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

The new update brings with it 16 new titles, including Portal: Still Alive, Halo: ReachFable III, and more.

You can find the entire list below:

  • Braid
  • DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Fable III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Iron Brigade
  • Kane & Lynch 2
  • Motocross Madness
  • MS. PAC-MAN
  • Peggle Arcade
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Zuma’s Revenge!

104 Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games Announced

The first batch of games will be made available via backwards compatibility on November 12th, and they run the gamut of genres including Fallout 3, the Gears of War series, Mass Effect, and more.

You can find the entire list below:

Game Title

Game Type

Publisher

A Kingdom for Keflings

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

A World of Keflings

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Alien Hominid HD

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Assassin’s Creed II

Xbox Game

Ubisoft

Asteroids & Deluxe

Arcade

Atari

Banjo Kazooie: N n B

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Banjo-Kazooie

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Banjo-Tooie

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

BattleBlock Theater

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Bejeweled 2

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Bellator: MMA Onslaught

Arcade

345 Games

Beyond Good & Evil HD

Arcade

Ubisoft

Blood of the Werewolf

Arcade

Midnight City

BloodRayne: Betrayal

Arcade

Majesco Entertainment

Borderlands

Xbox Game

2K Games

Call of Juarez Gunslinger

Arcade

Ubisoft

Castle Crashers

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Castlestorm

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Centipede & Millipede

Arcade

Atari

Condemned

Xbox Game

Sega

Crazy Taxi

Arcade

Sega

Deadliest Warrior: Legends

Arcade

345 Games / Spike Games

Defense Grid

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

DiRT 3

Xbox Game

Codemasters

DiRT Showdown

Xbox Game

Codemasters

Discs of Tron

Arcade

Disney Interactive Studios

Doom

Arcade

Bethesda Softworks

Doom II

Arcade

Bethesda Softworks

Dungeon Siege III

Xbox Game

Square Enix

Earthworm Jim HD

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Fable II

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Fallout 3

Xbox Game

Bethesda Softworks

Feeding Frenzy 2

Arcade

PopCap

Gears of War

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Gears of War 2

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Gears of War 3

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Gears of War: Judgment

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Golden Axe

Arcade

Sega

Halo: Spartan Assault

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Hardwood Backgammon

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Hardwood Hearts

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Hardwood Spades

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Heavy Weapon

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Hexic HD

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Ikaruga

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Jetpac Refuelled

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Joy Ride Turbo

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Just Cause 2

Xbox Game

Square Enix

Kameo

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

Xbox Game

Disney Interactive Studios

LEGO Star Wars: TCS

Xbox Game

Disney Interactive Studios

Lode Runner

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

LUMINES LIVE!

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Mass Effect

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Metal Slug 3

Arcade

SNK PLAYMORE

Metal Slug XX

Arcade

SNK PLAYMORE

Might & Magic Clash of Heroes

Arcade

Ubisoft

Mirror’s Edge

Xbox Game

Electronic Arts

Missile Command

Arcade

Atari

Monday Night Combat

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Monkey Island 2: SE

Arcade

Disney Interactive Studios

Monkey Island: SE

Arcade

Disney Interactive Studios

Ms. Splosion Man

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Mutant Blobs Attack

Arcade

Midnight City

N+

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition

Arcade

Electronic Arts

NiGHTS into dreams…

Arcade

Sega

OF: Dragon Rising

Xbox Game

Codemasters

Pac-Man C.E.

Arcade

Bandai Namco

PAC-MAN CE DX+

Arcade

Bandai Namco

Perfect Dark

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Perfect Dark Zero

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

Arcade

Mages.

Pinball FX

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Plants vs. Zombies

Arcade

PopCap

Prince of Persia

Arcade

Ubisoft

Putty Squad

Arcade

System 3 Software Ltd

R-Type Dimensions

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Rayman 3 HD

Arcade

Ubisoft

Sacred Citadel

Arcade

Deep Silver

Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.

Arcade

Sega

Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe

Arcade

Sega

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World

Arcade

Sega

Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage

Arcade

Sega

Shadow Complex

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Sonic CD

Arcade

Sega

Sonic The Hedgehog

Arcade

Sega

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Arcade

Sega

Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Arcade

Sega

Super Meat Boy

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Supreme Commander 2

Xbox Game

Square Enix

The Stick of Truth

Xbox Game

Ubisoft

Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas

Xbox Game

Ubisoft

Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas2

Xbox Game

Ubisoft

Torchlight

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Toy Soldiers

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

Tron: Evolution

Xbox Game

Disney Interactive Studios

Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon

Arcade

345 Games / Comedy Central

Viva Piñata

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Viva Piñata: TIP

Xbox Game

Microsoft Studios

Wolfenstein 3D

Arcade

Bethesda Softworks

Zuma

Arcade

Microsoft Studios

These backwards-compatible games represent a small portion of the Xbox 360 library. Xbox fans are encouraged to give Microsoft feedback on what titles they would like to see in the future. Microsoft will try to work with game publishers to continue releasing more titles on a regular basis.

If you want to request a game for backwards compatibility, you can do so here.

Luxembourg Xbox Championship 2015

It’s time for the next chapter of Luxembourg E-Sports! On the 30 October 2015 We Live Games was teaming up with Microsoft Luxembourg to bring you the first Official Xbox Championship in Luxembourg. This Year the players took part in a Halo 5 tournament! 

0321-Luxembourg Xbox One Championship 2015 Geeks Life Luxembourg © Sam van Maris

The tournament was at the Microsoft Luxembourg HQ at the Rives de Clausen. 40 players in 10 teams competed against each other, in order to win the Master Chief Limited Edition of Halo 5.

0415-Luxembourg Xbox One Championship 2015 Geeks Life Luxembourg © Sam van Maris

Also Microsoft did collected donations for the association Kriibskrank Kanner asbl. at this Tournament.

It is good to see that E-Sports become more popular in Luxembourg and we hope Microsoft Luxembourg and We Live Games will continue to organize Tournaments like this one.

0321-Luxembourg Xbox One Championship 2015 Geeks Life Luxembourg © Sam van Maris
Photos of the Luxembourg Xbox Championship
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Master Chief Halo Cosplay at the Luxembourg Xbox Championship

Microsoft Gamescom 2015 – Cobalt

Microsoft showed off the latest offering from Mojang studios, the development studio that created Minecraft, and Oxeye Studios. This time, they are going retro with Cobalt, a 2-D run and gun-style platformer with a ton of features added.

Cobalt is considered a “couch multiplayer and action-platformer” where you play a cyborg who is searching for a lost colony of humans on an alien planet.

The game features several multiplayer modes, and judging from the trailer the variety is outside of the standard deathmatch modes we normally see in other games.

Cobalt also supports co-op play, so you and a friend can go through the main story together as you battle creatures like giant space hamsters and other alien creatures. Other features include a slo-mo mode, hacking, in-game challenges and “rampant consumerism,” likely meaning you have to buy new weapons with earned points.

Cobalt will be released on the Xbox One, and will be released this October. It is a console exclusive to the Xbox One