October 25, 2012

Windows 8 Marketplace Will Be Selling M-Rated Titles

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Jason Bassett

It seems as though there was a slip-up over at the Microsoft legal department. Mature rated games will be finding their way back into the picture in the Windows 8 Marketplace when Windows 8 launches.

Currently, under section 6.2 of the Microsoft App Store guidelines sections 6.2 states that apps or games rated PEGI 16, ESRB Mature or a corresponding rating under other ratings systems would not be added to the Windows 8 Marketplace. In video game community this alienated both consumers and developers as both would have to look else where to find games. Games like Dishonored or Bioshock Infinite would most likely be banned in the Marketplace if this rule were to be followed.

Gizmodo recently sat down with Windows Corporate VP of Web Services Antoine Leblond and said that:

It basically ends up disqualifying games that would be ESRB Mature. This is to give developers a heads up that that’s where we’re going, so they can have the peace of mind around developing the kinds of games that will have those ratings.

Leblond also went on to announce that these changes would be changed in December and the current guidelines will be updated to include mature rated games in the Marketplace.

This will hopefully clear up confusion and will make buy games on Window’s platforms a little bit easier.

Source: Polygon


Minecraft Topples COD: Modern Warfare 3 For XBL Supremacy

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Xbox Live “most played” charts aren’t usually a site for heated competition between popular games but this week we have a new king in Mojang’s Minecraft. The Xbox Live version of the block building toppled Activision’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 for the most players on Microsoft’s Online service. Certainly MineCraft is no longer the small indie title that it was back in 2009 but it is still amazing to see a game developed by a small team dethrone a juggernaut like COD.

Older titles like Modern Warfare 2 and Halo: Reach are still in the top but with new entries in both of those series, Black Ops II & Halo 4, surely they will move down in the ranks to make room for newer games.

Here’s the top 5 Xbox Live games for last week:

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Borderlands 2

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Animal Crossing 3DS Gets English Subtitle, Trailer

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Jeff Wade

The housing market might still be in a rough spot, but if you think you can do any better Nintendo’s latest Animal Crossing is set to give you the chance to play out all of your animal related mogul fantasies.

Freshly minted as Animal Crossing: New Leaf , the 3DS title places players in the role of the town mayor. Players will decide what buildings and projects to work on for the town and will have the ability to dictate shop hours among other similar corrupt abuses of power.

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How To Use Xenia Emulator

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Jeff Wade

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Have you ever been wondering if it’s possible to play the Xbox games on your PC? Well, guess what – you actually can! The thing is, you need to install an emulator to do that. If you are not quite sure about what an emulator is, where to get it for free (because who wants to pay for entertainment?) and how to use it, then you would be ecstatic about the fact that we have prepared a whole step-by-step that will answer all the questions you might have floating around in your head! Shall we go in?

An Xbox 360 is considered as one of the best video game consoles that have been developed by Microsoft – and we simply cannot argue with that! It offers so many wonderful features that can be accessed via “Xbox live”, which is its official online service. You can do anything with an Xbox 360 – from downloading and playing all the cool games to streaming music videos. Yes, it really is that grand, believe it or not. It is said to have competed with Wii by Nintendo and even Sony’s PlayStation 3. Sounds pretty cool, right?

And if you want to get a hold of it, yet you don’t really have that much money, then you would be happy to know that you can run many of the Xbox 360 games on your standard Windows PC simply by using the Xenia Xbox 360 emulator! Xenia is the only legitimate one we would recommend you. You can play some of your favorite games in a semi-playable state, yet it is constantly being improved, so don’t you think it will always be glitchy if you happen to have noticed one or two of those.

Xenia is great because it does exactly what it claims to do. Today, it is compatible with over forty-five Xbox 360 games at their full speed and full quality, making it the best emulator for an Xbox 360 that can be used on a PC or a Mac computer. Intrigued? Well, here’s how to download it and use it!

Before we go into it, we have to inform you that Xenia can only be used if your computer of choice has the following characteristics (it might work with other computers that have pretty decent rigs, yet the Windows version has to be one of the latest ones – otherwise the emulator won’t be supported):

– It has the Windows 8.1 operative system (or later versions of it)

– It has 8GB RAM

– The processor it has is the Intel Core i3-3240 one

– It has the GeForce GTX 750 Ti

How to install the Xbox 360 Xenia Emulator for your computer

To start with, download the latest version of Xenia from yep download.

A zip file will be downloaded on to your computer straight away.

Extract it from the archive it’s in by using different softwares that you can find on the Internet.

Click to open the .exe file for it.

That’s it! You are done with the installation process! Ease breezy, wasn’t it?

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Double Your (Primal) Carnage!

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Jesse Lord

We’ve been giving Primal Carnage Beta codes out on the site, on Facebook and on Twitter this week, and today is no exception!  We’re actually going to offer two codes today.  So get with the dino-killing!


First-come, first-served!  Let us know how you’re enjoying the game once you get some hands-on time with it.


Tales of Xillia Launches In Japan Next Week

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Tales of Xillia 2, Namco Bandai’s next game ( also first direct sequel  in sometime ) in the long running Tales of  series is almost ready for release in Japan. Xillia 2 will be released on November 1st, just one week from now the company has announced via webcast.

Pre-ordering the game gives you exclusive goodies including a novel that bridges the storylines of both games, costume DLC (which Namco will probably release as paid DLC later in the year) and a PlayStation 3 theme. According to Namco development of Xillia 2 took place simultaneously with the first game, as production began ramping down on the first. No wonder they are able to release them within a year of announcement!

Unfortunately for North American gamers who knows if we will ever see Xillia 2.The first game is still undergoing localization and is due out sometime next year. I hope that Xillia 2 doesn’t join the ranks of Tales of Innocence R or Radiant Mythology 2  & 3 and go unreleased. Of course, those three games where all PSP/Vita games and the handheld market hasn’t been so hot.



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