Xbox One Price and Deals

The Xbox One Console

Xbox One Price

Xbox One Console

The next generation of the Xbox console is among us and a few of the main questions will be; what is the Xbox One price? What are the specifications? Is it worth getting? Will the Xbox One play Xbox 360 games?  All these questions will be answered in this article.

The Xbox One is released on the 22 November 2013 in the USA and other countries worldwide such as Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Currently there is a Standard Edition console and an Xbox One Day One Edition console.

The standard edition includes:

  • Xbox One console
  • Kinect Sensor
  • Power supply
  • HDMI cable
  • Wireless controller
  • Chat headset

The Day One edition contains the same items apart from having a commemorative controller instead of a standard one and a unlock code for a Day One achievement. This will also have the guarantee of it being available on the day of release.

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Why you should you buy an Xbox One Console

The new Xbox One is at the forefront of video gaming. You get to play the best and most advanced games; switch seamlessly from a game to a TV program. You get a great multiplayer experience with better matchmaking, a new reputation system that tries to keep out annoying players and you no longer have to wait in lobbies for other players to join the game.

You get a faster experience with the system being ‘always ready’. There will be no waiting for the machine to start up and logon to Xbox Live and you will be able to resume where you last left off. Greater processing power means games; updates and apps can run in the background while you are doing something else on the console. The new console is also a lot quieter than the 360.

The new Kinect sensor has been upgraded to have a wider field of view so you don’t need as much space to use it compared to the original device. It will also be able to identify people as they walk into the room and then bring up their favorite thing whether that is a game or a TV show.

Xbox One Games

There are some great exclusive games that you can only play on Xbox. There is Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: son of Rome, Quantum Break, Killer Instinct and Halo Xbox One.

Other popular titles will include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Titanfall, Fifa 14, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Thief.

Xbox One Specifications

The Xbox One has an 8-Core AMD CPU, a 500GB hard drive and 8GB of RAM.  It will play Blu-ray, DVD’s and CD’s.  It can connect to the internet wirelessly or with a wired connection and has three USB3 ports.

It has a maximum display resolution of 3840 X 2160 (4K) and has 7.1 surround sound.

This will make the One console eight times more powerful than the Xbox 360 and will have almost unlimited processing power with the integration of the Cloud.

Xbox One Price

So how much does the new Xbox One cost? In the USA the price is around $499 and for the UK it will be around £429.

Xbox One Deals

As with any new console, price deals are hard to come by. The best deal you could probably get would be to go for an Xbox One bundle package. This is where you could get an extra game and another controller and an Xbox Live subscription. This would normally be cheaper than buying them separately but would usually be only worthwhile if you needed the Xbox live subscription and the extra controller.

Can you play Xbox 360 Games on an Xbox One?

At the moment the new Xbox One console will not play Xbox 360 games but with the potential of Cloud computing that could change. The other downside is that although you can play games offline, it is said that you get the most out of the console by always being connected online. The latter may not affect too many Xbox gamers as most will play multiplayer games a lot of the time.

Conclusion

This is a great new console system that combines video gaming with other entertainment options that can be personalized to you. Don’t be put off with the Xbox
One price as with the use of the Cloud it will enable updates and changes like never before and this console could last you a long time to come.

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Wii U Price Deals

Where to get the best Wii U Price Deals

wii u 32gbAre there any Wii U Price deals for the new Nintendo console? This is the question you may be asking or wondering about. In this article I will list some of the best places to get a good deal on the new Nintendo video game console.

 

The Nintendo Wii U was released on the 18th November 2012 in the USA. For the UK and Europe the release date was the 30th November. This is the newest HD gaming console to hit the market and is trying to give gamers a different way of playing games with the touchscreen GamePad than you would normally get with the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

Well the chances of getting a reduced price for a new console are pretty slim. Unless the selling of the Wii U console performs poorly then there might be some time before any major price drop.

The Best Way to get a Good Price Deal

The best way is usually just go online and try and compare prices with other e-commerce stores. By just spending a few minutes on the internet it could save you a few dollars.

Another way is to try and buy the new console in a bundle. You may end up paying slightly more, but it would be usually cheaper than buying all the items separately.

If you bought the Nintendo Wii U 32GB model instead of the White 8GB model then this could give you savings if you intended to buy the same items that were in the 32GB pack.

Below are some of the best deals around for the Black 32GB Wii U

Wii U

 

The 32GB version extras are the Nintendo Land video game, a gamepad stand and gamepad cradle, a console stand, a sensor bar, and surprise, surprise, 32GB of memory. This particular model comes in black for both the console and the GamePad. The 8GB model comes in white.

The Wii U 32GB Deluxe set is the best value for money bundle you can buy and gives you that extra internal storage space over the basic model. You will probably find you will need those extra gigabytes once you start playing more games or downloading items from the internet.

Usually the best Wii U price deals are to be found on the internet, but you can always check your local video games store and compare the prices.

 

 

 

 

FIFA Soccer 13 Review

FIFA Soccer 13

FIFA Soccer 13

FIFA 13

The latest footballing instalment of the FIFA series, FIFA Soccer 13, has arrived once again. Can it be really a year ago since the last offering? Well, the answer is definitely yes and where did that year go. Oh, yes, most of it was spent playing FIFA 12.

What is there to look forward to in this year’s release?

 

There is better attacking intelligence, first touch control, complete dribbling, tactical free kicks, a new player impact engine and a new Skills Game. Plus there is PlayStation Move and Kinect compatibility.

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First Touch Control Mechanic

This affects the way players take hold of the ball on contact. Depending on whom the player is and what situation you find yourself in will contribute to how well you control the ball. This can make things a little unexpected but still playable.

Attacking Intelligence

Players will try and stay on side and pull defenders out of position and generally give you more attacking options. You can even send players on dummy runs to try and fool the opposition.

Complete Dribbling

FIFA Soccer

FIFA Soccer

Players have precise dribbling skills and tighter control of the ball. This now allows you to be more creative when attacking and gives you more ability to dodge tackles and shield the ball from defenders.

Tactical Free Kicks

You can have several players over the ball in free kick situations. You can perform dummies and there are also more passing options. Defenders can be added or removed from a wall and you can also send a player to charge down the free kick.

Player Impact Engine

This gives an advantage to the defenders helping them use their strength to win the ball. This feeling of physicality is helped by other players not controlling the ball as well and gives you more of a chance to take away the ball from the attacker.

This time out if you have a PlayStation Move controller or a Kinect sensor then these can be utilised in the game.

Kinect

Kinect does not go for motion control but allows you to use your voice to call substitutions or to arrange tactics. You even have to be careful of using offensive language or you will get punished by the referee. This addition to the Xbox game works well and is a good extra feature.

PlayStation Move

The PlayStation Move allows for motion control with the navigation controller while passes and shots are performed on the face buttons of the Move controller. The move controller also directs a cursor on the screen and this will affect the direction and power of your shooting and passing.

This controlling type system may seem okay but in reality it is not very instinctive and precise.

fifa 13 gameplay

Fifa 13 Gameplay

There is the new inclusion of Skill Games which help you learn how to play and can be fun at the same time. Football Club makes a return which gives you topical challenges throughout the season. There is a new service called Match Day where you have the ability to set the stats of the teams and players in relation to the current season.

FIFA Soccer 13 Verdict

Minor enhancements have made a great game even greater and FIFA Soccer 13 offers more fluidity in play and generally more excitement than FIFA 12. It’s a shame that when a game offers these minor enhancements that you have to pay full price for the current years offering. It would be nice to see that if you had the previous year’s game that you could just download the new one for half the price.

FIFA 13 does not look too different to last year’s offering but is still the best looking soccer game around, and most importantly, the best soccer game to date.

Dishonored Preview

Dishonored Preview

Dishonored Preview

Dishonored preview

Dishonored is a new video game by developer Arkane studios and will be released on the 9th October 2012. This will be available for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

This is an adventure game in the first-person mould with healthy dose of stealth and action.

 

 

Dishonored is set in Dunwall which is a steampunk city that is full of corruption. This is more of a thinking man’s first-person shooter and the style of the game can be likened to BioShock.

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You play Corvo Atano, an assassin after revenge. Corvo has been framed for the killing of the City’s Empress whom he was once employed to protect.

In the game you can choose whether to take the stealth approach or go for the all out action. This then allows you to tackle situations in different ways. This means there is no exact way of having to play the game and enables you to play it your way and experiment.

Dishonored Game

Dishonored

There are lots of weapons to choose from including knives, swords and even a crossbow. Guns do make an appearance but are much more old fashioned than say BioShock and fit in with the style of the world setting.

You also get to use special powers which include teleporting, time control, being able to possess people and animals (yes, animals), and more.

 

The game also gets a few well known stars for the voice acting. The actors lending their voices to Dishonored are the likes of Michael Marsden, Brad Dourif, Susan Sarandon and Carrie Fisher.

The ability to mix and match a large variety of skills to accomplish your goals makes this a very unique proposition. It also looks to offer great combat, intelligence and depth, plus has the potential of a lot of replay value.

This is definitely a game to look out for.

 

The Benefit of Copying Xbox 360 Games to Hard Drive and How To Do It

The Benefit of Copying Xbox 360 Games to Hard Drive

If you ever wondered what the benefit of copying Xbox 360 games to hard drive was then this post gives you the information and instructions on how to do it.

With the Xbox 360 hard drive sizes being as large as 250GB and 320GB then it gives the ability to store almost whatever you want. One thing you might want to do with all that space is install your disc games to the hard drive.

The main benefits to installing games on your Xbox 360 hard drive is to reduce the amount of disc access a game uses and it also makes for faster load times when playing games. It can also make for quieter operation of the console.

Games will usually take an average of 4GB to 8GB of hard disk space.

How to Install Xbox 360 Games to the Hard Drive

To install games to your hard drive then firstly make sure the disc you want is in the disc drive and the console is switched on.

If the game was not already in the drive then usually it will play automatically when you put it in the console. If this happens then just exit the game and go back to the Xbox dashboard.

Make sure you are on the Home screen on the Xbox dashboard and then highlight the game to install.

Select game details by pressing “X” on the controller.

This will then give you the option to play the game or install it onto the hard drive.

Once you have selected to install the game then a progress indicator will be displayed. It can take several minutes to install a game. If there is not enough space available to install your game then you will get a screen telling you this. You will then be given the option to free space by deleting other items.

After the install has completed then select “Play Now”. This will begin playing the game from your hard drive.

Note that you still have to leave the game disc in the console to play the game. The console has to check there is a valid game disc before it will play the game from the hard drive.

Original Xbox games cannot be copied to the hard drive.

That is all there is to it. Just repeat to install as many games as your hard drive will allow.

E3 2012 – The Best Of the Electronic Entertainment Expo

E3 2012

E3 2012 was held at the Los Angeles convention center. For those of you who do not know, E3 is the shortened term for the Electronic Entertainment Expo that is held every year to showcase new hardware and software.

This year, at the show, there has been no new announcement of the next generation consoles for the Xbox and PlayStation consoles. In fact there was no mention of any new hardware. Nintendo’s latest console due for release, the Wii U, was announced last year. For E3 2012 the news was mainly about the forthcoming releases of new games.

Xbox 360 News

Microsoft mainly put out sequels to existing Xbox 360 game titles. The most notable being Halo 4  and Gears of War: Judgement.

Halo 4 promises big multiplayer changes, more brutal melee exchanges, new shield capabilities and new bad guys.

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There is another Splinter Cell sequel called Blacklist and Kinect titles Dance Central 3 and Fable The Journey.

PS3 News

Sony have at least 2 crackers coming are way for the PlayStation 3. The Last of Us is a an action adventure game which can be likened to the Uncharted gaming series. This is a violent survival game that definately stands out from the crowd.

Another game to look out for is Beyond: Two Souls. Not too much is known about the game but looks to have a supernatural theme and will feel like a interactive movie.

 

Nintendo Wii U News

There is a possibility that the release date for the Nintendo Wii U is November 2012 but we will still have to wait and see. The console has announced it will also support two gamepads

The games to look forward to are Pikmin 3, Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros U, Wii Fit U, Lego Undercover City, Zombie U and an updated version of Batman: Arkham City

Multi-platform at E3 2012

There are also multi-platform titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed 3, Crysis 3, Doom 3, Dishonored, Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Dead Space 3, Resident Evil 6 and Star Wars 1313.

One game that did stand out visually at E3, and pencilled in for Xbox 360 and the PS3, was Watch Dogs. Playing the part of a hacker assassin in a futuristic world, this game looks like offering endless possibilities in hacking all manners of different electronic equipment to help complete your goals.

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Max Payne 3 Review

Max Payne 3 Review

Max Payne 3 Game

Max Payne 3 Game

Max Payne 3 is the third game in the Max Payne series (I think the 3 gave that one away). This is a third person shooter developed by Rockstar Game Studios. This gaming series is well known for it’s iconic bullet time gameplay and the third installment carries on in that vein.

The game is released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC and is available in a standard edition or a special edition.

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Max Payne is back nearly 10 years since the last release of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne in 2003. Max, who is now older and looks like he has put on a few pounds, is working as a bodyguard in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a wealthy family. It is not long before things obviously take a turn for the worst and then the killing spree starts.

Max Payne 3 Review

Max Payne 3 Game

This is a violent game and the body count soon racks up. You get some great environments for shoot outs including a Police Station, which reminds you of a similar scene in the first Terminator film. Talking of films this game is very cinematic. From the story to the graceful bullet time, this game does engage and deliver on the entertainment.

 

 

As a shooter, the game definitely delivers but there is not much new on offer from the previous games. It does feel like a Max Payne game but there is not a lot new, game play wise, and can become a little repetitive. Apart from a bullet cam there does not appear to be any new moves or upgrades that you can get.

The game does manage though to utilise bullet time in Multiplayer. The basic premise is to have anyone in the line of your sight and anybody in your enemies sight line to be thrown into the slow motion mode, when it is engaged. Anyone else outside this will be left unaffected. This does work quite well and the best of the on-line modes is the Gang Wars one.

Max Payne 3 Review Conclusion

Maz Payne 3 action

Max Payne 3

There is no denying the fun that can be had from playing this game, the way you can majestically go about your slow motion killings, watching your bullets fly through the air and then see them pass through your enemies, can give you great satisfaction. There may not be anything too original here but what Max Payne 3 does offer is a sublime shooting game.

Ghost Recon Future Soldier Review

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Review

Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Ghost Recon Future Soldier

The latest game, in the Ghost Recon series, still keeps true to its origins of stealth combat and tactics. Moving on from Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter; this fast paced but tactical game has a lot to offer.

Future Soldier is available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The price for these varies so check the video games deals page.

 

In the game you take control of Sergeant Kozak and his highly trained 3 man elite team. There are 14 missions set in various locations around the world and you can play them as a single player or a co-op mode with friends.

This is a thinking man’s Call of Duty and has to be played differently than the current crop of running and shooting games available. In this game you have to think about your targets and what consequences it will have, if you want to survive. Sometimes it may be better not to kill and use stealth to get to your main objective.

Future Soldier

Future Soldier

To aid you in your battle you get a lot of cool gadgets. These include advanced weaponry, drones, airstrikes and a mechanised robot called the Warhound. There is also your optical camouflage suit to help you sneak about. The suit keeps you virtually invisible when you are in the crouch position and this is where you truly become a Ghost.

 

 

There is of course Multiplayer with four game modes on offer. The stand out multiplayer game is Decoy. This is where there are three targets and only one of the three is the real target. Nobody knows which the real target is and which the decoy target is. This can lead to fun and exciting games.

There is also Kinect compatibility for the Xbox 360 version. You can get to use the Kinect Sensor with the Gunsmith mode. This is where you get to customize weapons, change attachments and components. This mode gives you a chance to put your own stamp on a weapon of your choice. You can then test the weapon in the firing range. This is a nice addition but is nothing you can not already do with a controller.

The visuals can sometimes be a real treat but other times can look like there is not enough detail and just looks like it’s lacking a little polish. The plot and dialogue are not always the best and some purists might say the game has gone more towards the big shooters of today, instead of being more like a soldier simulator.

GRFS

GRFS

 

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier offers a good balance of thought and gunplay. It offers tense battles and stealthy action at a good pace, and is a nice change from the majority of the modern day shooters.

 

Pre Order Black Ops 2 and Get a Bonus Offer

Pre Order Black Ops 2

Pre Order Black Ops 2

Pre Order Black Ops 2

Pre Order Black Ops 2 now and get a bonus offer. The new Call of Duty 2012 is available to order. Reserve your copy and get a pre-order bonus. Click the link below to find out how and also get free shipping and a pre-order price guarantee.

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Call of Duty Black Ops 2

The Call of Duty Black Ops 2 release date is the 13th November 2012. You can order Black Ops 2 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

This much awaited sequel to the original Black Ops game, released in 2010, will this time be set in the near future.

black ops 2

black ops 2

The year is 2025 and there is a new generation of warfare that joins weapons and new technology together. Expect heavily armed drones and other mechanised enemy opposition to fight against as well as the usual human foes.

There should be lots of great set piece sequences and the game action will be a mixture of on foot and vehicle controlling sections. There will be of course the Multi-player side of COD Black Ops 2 to look forward to and the return of the Zombies sub game.

The Original Call of Duty Black Ops Game Versions

With the release of Call of Duty Black Ops 2 then you should be able to pick up the first Black Ops cheap.  There are three versions of the original to game to buy. Other than the standard version there is a Hardened Edition and a Prestige Edition.

The Hardened Edition includes a limited edition collector’s medal and display case, a special edition SteelBook case, 4 extra playable co-op maps and a Black Ops avatar outfit.

The Prestige Edition includes the same things as the Hardened Edition but with a RC-XD video surveillance vehicle and a RC-XD transmitter.

Why Pre Order Black Ops 2?

The Call of Duty games usually deliver a quality game that most gamers look forward to every year, so why not get ahead of the crowd and pre order Black Ops 2, and get it delivered on the day of release.

PS3 For Sale At Great Price

PS3 For Sale

PS3 for Sale

PS3 for Sale

Looking for a PS3 for sale at a great price or just wanting more information on this great gaming console from Sony? Then we have what you are looking for and maybe a little more.

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The Sony PlayStation 3 is the most advanced console available today. This console has great technical specifications and is made by a World leader in electronics.

The current PlayStation 3 for Sale

The PS3 is the only console to come with a Blu-ray drive. If you do not own a Blu-ray drive then this can save you money if you were looking to get one and a game console as well. The PlayStation 3 console can output High Definition images for games and movies and if you have a 3D television then you can also experience stereoscopic 3D games.

When looking at PS3 prices then the difference in cost of the console usually comes down to the size of the hard drive. The most recent models come in a 160GB or 320GB version. Depending on what you plan to do with the console will determine the size of hard drive you get, but if you are not going to store complete games on it and lots of movies and music then the smaller hard drive should be sufficient.

You still might be able to find a PS3 80gb for sale or a 250gb model, but these are older versions, so unless you can pick up a used cheap PlayStation 3 then you would be better sticking with the newer models.

You can now get the latest model with a massive 500GB Hard Drive.

Any new PS3 on sale will come with built-in Wi-Fi. This will help you connect easily to the internet. You also get free membership to the PlayStation Network. This will allow you to play multiplayer games online with friends, family and even strangers.

Any new PS3 deals on consoles will come with a free wireless Dualshock 3 controller. This advanced controller comes with pressure and motion sensors. This all helps to give valuable feedback while playing games.

There are also some great PS3 games. Modern Warfare 3, Unchartered 3, Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham Asylum and LittleBigPlanet are just some of the titles available for you to play.

PlayStation 3 Bundles

If you are looking for a PlayStation 3 best buy then be on the lookout for PlayStation 3 bundles. These can come packaged with a bigger hard drive than normal and a free game. This can work out a lot cheaper than buying the extra items separately.

If you are looking specifically for a PS3 sale then a good time to buy is during Cyber Monday sales week. This happens around Thanksgiving time.

Should you buy a PS3 for Sale?

Quite simply, the answer is yes. You get so much for the price and it is more than just a gaming system. The ability to play Blu-ray movies and experience 3D gives it a technological edge over its rival consoles. If you are looking for a PS3 for sale then I am sure you will not be disappointed if you went ahead and made the purchase.