Monday, April 11, 2016

Roblox? What happened to Project Spark? + From the Source: Gears of War 4 update + Quantum Break


I can't and won't hate on ROBLOX, and granted it's worth letting people know of it being available on Xbox One but... I don't know. It's a "meh", at least for me.

That's something that feels almost like fishing to keep some of the community happy due to a lack of content. 

I'd love to be 100% wrong on that, but it just feels that way, but there are games coming and there are games that shouldn't be overlooked. The Just Cause 3 review is close to completion (there is a lot of ground to cover in that game... seriously and that's available on the system, so don't sleep on it if action is your... thing). Speaking of Roblox... what about Project Spark? Not to compare them, i'm just wondering what's going on with Microsoft and the decisions they make at times. Other 1st party developers make wonder the same thing at times too.

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From the Source:

Microsoft Studios and Remedy Entertainment’s action-packed thriller – Quantum Break – is now available on Xbox One and Windows 10. The Xbox One version can be purchased at the Xbox Store, Microsoft stores and microsoftstore.com, and most major retailers worldwide. The Windows 10 version can be purchased and downloaded through the Windows Store.
To celebrate the release of the game, 11 Microsoft store locations in the U.S. and Canada hosted launch events with fans. In addition, beginning today at 10 a.m. PDT, Remedy Entertainment will be hosting a Quantum Break livestream on Twitch featuring key members of the team, including Creative Director Sam Lake, from their studio in Espoo, Finland.
To commemorate Remedy Entertainment and their 20-year legacy of making games, COMPLEX created an in-depth documentary chronicling the origins of the famed Finnish studio, and their work over the last two decades developing critically-acclaimed blockbusters, including “Max Payne,” “Alan Wake,” and now “Quantum Break.”


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*Post updated on 4/11/16 at 10 a.m. PT to clarify the beta timeline. 
On Oct. 11, a new generation of heroes will rise and confront an ominous new threat in Gears of War 4, the first chapter of a brand-new saga developed by The Coalition.
Today, we’re excited to debut our first story trailer, “Tomorrow,” which connects the legacy of the Fenix family from father to son and features a foreboding glimpse of the new menace that awaits.
At the conclusion of Gears of War 3, Marcus Fenix wondered what tomorrow would bring. What a world without war would look like. This is the story of two tomorrows – the one Marcus envisioned, and the one 25 years later, where all hope is shattered as a new nightmare is reborn.
“Tomorrow” features Disturbed’s haunting cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” and offers a hint of how Gears of War 4 brings the franchise back to the dark, mysterious and intense tone of the original classic.
Ready to join the fight? Be sure to hop on Xbox Live when the Versus multiplayer beta kicks off in a week:
Beginning on April 18, fans who’ve played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 will begin to receive tokens in waves for early access to the beta. On April 25, all qualifying Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will be invited to join the beta until it ends on May 1.