New Xbox One Backwards Compatibility titles to play today on Xbox One

Larry Hryb announced today new Xbox 360 titles that are playable on Xbox One whether you own them on disc or digital, thanks to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program!

These titles are announced via Twitter here

The titles are:

  • Astropop
  • Medal of Honor Airborne
  • Trine 2
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

They will show up in your Ready To Install library if you own them digitally, if you own some of them on disc, then put the disc in and it will install on your console.

Final Fantasy XV gets a release tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the day you have been waiting for, this title was 10 years in developement and finally gets a release tomorrow. This game is Final Fantasy XV which is the latest entry to the ambitious franchise. It will release for the following platforms, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.

Final Fantasy is a Role Playing Game franchise which gained so much love from the gamers all over the world and it’s making a huge comeback tomorrow.

For more Final Fantasy XV news, stay tuned!

Xbox Live Games with Gold December 2016

Larry Hryb have announced this December’s Games with Gold for 2016 and that includes Sleeping Dogs:Definitive Edition and Outlast for Xbox One. Xbox 360 owners and for Xbox One via the Xbox Backwards Compatibility program will get Outland and Burnout Paradise.

Sleeping Dogs:Definitive Edition and Outland will be available for download on December 1st until 31st for the Xbox One game and until 15th for the Xbox 360 game.

Then on December 16th Xbox One owners can download Outlast until January 15th and Xbox 360 owners can get Burnout Paradise until December 31st.

There is an official trailer showcasing the Games with Gold for December 2016 here.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Game Review.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare which got reviewed here isn’t the only Call of Duty game you get this year. Activision got you covered with another Call of Duty game which is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and it’s been developed by Raven Software, Certain Affinity, Beenox and High Moon Studios. The game isn’t sold standalone, but it comes with Legacy and Deluxe Editions of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare as in the time of writing. It’s a remaster of the 2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare which got developed by Infinity Ward. The game earned high critical reception and it deserved it. It is considered one of the best first person shooters ever made and it’s one of the games that made the gaming industry develop first-person shooters like it.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered brings the most memorable Campaign, Multiplayer, and the Arcade Mode, but with sweet changes such as great graphics, textures, and new additions.

The Campaign mode is one of the most memorable ever to any gamer who played the game, there shouldn’t be introductions to it, you just need to play it if you haven’t already. You play as a member of S.A.S and U.S.M.C. in order to take out high terrorist targets to serve peace in the world. One of the most memorable missions is ”All Ghillied Up” which you play as Captain Price and it takes place in Ghost Town of Pripyat, Ukraine, and your mission is to kill your high-target. All of the missions from the original are remastered and it includes some additions to make it more engaging than it already is, for example in the mission ”Shock and Awe” when the nuclear strike hits while you are on the helicopter, your player tries to grab your mate who is about to fell down the chopper. There are a few additions like that, which weren’t on the original.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered comes with the Multiplayer as well. It’s exactly as you know it, but with a few changes. You can play with  10 original Multiplayer Maps ( the other 6 will be added for free via an Update on December). The original had 10 prestiges, but now the remaster bring 20, so you will have to grind a lot to reach that prestige, but it’s a good thing as it’s fun. It’s exactly as you remember the game, but with new sounds for the weapons and the remastered maps which look gorgeous. For the first time in Multiplayer of Modern Warfare, you will be able to have a kill-cam in the matches and callsigns and emblems, and new camos for your weapons to show-off at your opponents. There are some new Multiplayer modes in the game as well such as Kill Confirmed. The Arcade Mode is making a comeback as well which requires you to beat the single-player missions on a timer and you have a few lives for survival, complete them and you may see yourself on the leaderboards. Raven Software promised to support the game in a variety of ways so we will see what does that mean in the future.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, is a fantastic game and it’s a true remaster which translates into better UI, menus, high-quality textures and graphics, the audio is fantastic, and some new animations. It’s exactly as you remember it, but only better!

Activision, Infinity Ward, Raven Software, Certain Affinity, Beenox and High Moon Studios did a fantastic job this year as they brought Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered in one tiny package! Call of Duty and first-person shooter fans should not miss it.

I give Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered a 10/10 because it’s simply amazing and it’s definitely worth a new replay with those new great additions.

***Reviewer’s note: I have spent 23 hours playing the game and I will continue doing so. The game copy was provided by the publisher for the purpose of the review.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Game Review.

Infinity Ward after their Call of Duty Ghosts release back in 2013, they started developing their new Call of Duty game. This game is Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. The game brings new sceneries and a refined gameplay, let’s find out what and if it delivers.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare campaign takes place on Space and you are Captain Nick Reyes (Brian Bloom), who you are on helm of your spaceship called”Retribution”. Your villain is Admiral Salen Kotch (Kit Harington) who declares a war on you and your team for reasons that you will find in the main game (I don’t want to spoil it). The game includes many cameo appearances such the F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, the UFC professional Connor McGregor, and the actress Jamie Gray Hyder known for her roles in True Blood and Graceland TV series. In the Campaign, you will be able to choose and unlock your weapons and customize them and your ship looks as well. Yes, in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare you will be able to pilot your own spacecraft. Driving the spacecraft feels so great, there is no on-rails footage, everything from the take-off to the landing are on your own control. You will engage to some amazing space battles, which feel so good to have in the game. Apart from the main missions, you will also be able to take part in side missions which are really well made and not some pointless ones. It features more difficulties than the classic ones such as Specialist which is more brutal than Veteran and Yolo which it only takes a bullet to get killed. You will have to complete the campaign first and then you will be able to choose the new difficulties. The campaign really shocked me that I couldn’t sleep well for a day. It’s really emotional, engaging and simply amazing. It was written by ex-Naughty Dog’s writers of Uncharted, The Last of Us, Jak & Daxter, etc. I can easily say that it’s one of the best campaigns in a Call of Duty game yet.

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Zombies in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, travels you back in time in the 80’s in a space themed park, called ”Spaceland”. The Zombie map include Arcade Machines which include Activision classic games such as Pitfall and more. You can play them and win tickets which you can use to buy and upgrade your weapons. It’s not 80’s if a park doesn’t have music, so David Hasselhoff comes to save our lives by playing 80’s golden music in the background as a DJ, but he is also your guy for hints  and he can also fight the zombies with you. There are so many secrets in the Zombies mode  that you will have to play yourself and find them. I have to say Infinity Ward nailed it and it’s one of the best Zombie mode that you will ever experience, it’s fun-guaranteed.

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Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Multiplayer is a great one. Multiplayer mode uses the same movement same as Call of Duty Black Ops III one, but better and more refined. It isn’t that fast paced than BO III one, it’s slower and much better. Personally I like it better than BO III. The maps are decent, but there are some small ones which create a chaos that you won’t understand where you got shot from. I think it has something to do with spawns, Infinity Ward said they are looking at it and monitoring as of the time of writing. There is a ton of customization in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, you get to choose a combat rig which comes with different powers and special weapons each. You get the classic customizable options such as camos, emblems, callsigns, and sights for aim. There are also some classic weapons from the past CoD Games as well, such as the M1 Garand, Intervention from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and more. Each time you prestige, you can choose to spend your tokens to unlock a classic weapon. There is an all-new weapon crafting system in the game. You can spend your salvage (in-game currency) which is earned by supply drops, mission teams and daily log-ins to unlock better versions of the guns you have. The versions are divided in different labels like Supply Drops (Legendary, Epic, etc.) the upgrades give you a much better version of the gun with different traits each. There is no advantage over your opponents, everything is well-balanced and every single item can be earned if you are willing to grind in-game. I really do like the Multiplayer of the game, I personally feel great playing it and yes I can say that it’s much better than the previous ones Multiplayer.

Let’s get into the technical aspect of the game. The gameplay is fantastic, it’s fast-paced and refined. The audio is simply golden, the tunes in Zombies mode are fantastic for 80’s fans, the in-game soundtrack is amazing which makes you feel that you live that moment, it’s well made. The graphics are fantastic for another year. There is also an option to turn film grain and motion blur on or off which confused so many players. If you want a cinematic experience I suggest leaving them on, but if you want great graphics, turn them off completely. You get so much hours of content for your money, you will be in for a great experience.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare brings the series to new heights. It’s a fantastic game and every First Person Shooter fan should give this a shot.

I give Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare a 9/10, it’s an evolution. Call of Duty is back!

***Reviewer’s note: I have spent 17 hours playing the game and I will continue doing so for a long time. The game copy was provided by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility turns 1 year old this weekend! Celebration with 2 new titles!

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program launched 1 year ago and Microsoft decided to release 2 games, one is top fan requested and the other one, well… it’s something extra. Larry Hryb announced today via Twitter that Skate 3 and Scarygirl are now playable on Xbox One. There is also a 50% sale off and free DLC for Skate 3 which will run for a limited time!

 

So Scarygirl will be in your Ready To Install list if you own it, likewise with Skate 3, but if you own the Disc copy, insert your disc and install it.

 

There is also a celebration video for 1 year birthday of the program. You can watch it here.

DiRT 3 Complete Edition now FREE for a LIMITED time on Humble Bundle for Steam.

Humble Bundle celebrates it’s 3 year old birthday by hosting a PC games sale, but they are giving away a HUGE game as well from Codemasters which is DiRT 3 Complete Edition.

This is the link that you can visit and snag the game for free.

It is also one of the games that I will have the pleasure to review! Yes I know it isn’t a latest game, but it’s an exception! So stay tuned for that as well!

The offer will stay for just 2 days, so act quickly!

Mass Effect 1,2,3 are now playable on Xbox One thanks to Backwards Compatibility Program.

Mass Effect 1 was one of the initial titles that launched to the program, back in November 2015, but now Larry Hryb have announced that Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 are joining it via Twitter.

You can play the game by inserting your 360 game disc in the console and install it now.

The Trilogy has been added for EA Access Members as well, so that means if you are an EA Access member, you will find the games in your Ready To Install list.

Update: Lots of reviews are coming in the next few months.

I want to thank everyone for their support and I can’t wait to share with you what honest reviews are coming next for you my readers!

I will have a review on Speedboat Challenge by WS Net, then I will have Dirt Rally by Codemasters, then I will have Recore by Microsoft, next one would be Skyrim Special Edition by Bethesda Studios and last but not least Call of Duty Legacy Edition by Activision.

There are more that I will keep under wraps. The mentioned gaming reviews will come in the next few months on the site!

 

Thanks once again for your support and everyone who helps my site to become stronger.

 

PS: I have a lot of work to do, so there won’t be any news posts for a while.