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Egypt-themed roguelike shooter Immortal Redneck heads to Switch in May

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3 days ago

Day one for me, love this game on Xbox One!
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Sega confirms Shenmue remasters are finally happening

Ghost of a Tale review - a creature castle fantasy with plenty of Soul

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1 month ago

I only skim read the review, so I may have missed it, but this is also available on Xbox Game Preview.
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Sega Mega Drive Collection headed to PC, PS4, Xbox One

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1 month ago

A lot of these games are already available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility, many of which are superior or more complete collections individually of many series of games, thanks to the work of M2.
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V-Rally returns later this year

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1 month ago

They also made FlatOut 4: Total Insanity, which wasn't half bad, even if it didn't exactly do anything new.
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Immortal Redneck review - pace and variation make an ancient pleasure feel fresh

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1 month ago

@captain-T-dawg Already confirmed to be in development on the game's Twitter page, I don't understand all the downvotes on your post:

https://twitter.com/ImmortalRedneck/status/968971181570260997?s=19

It's going to be dangerously addictive on the go, I can't stop playing it on Xbox One as it is!

EDIT: Beaten to it as I hadn't read ahead yet, apologies.
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Zen Studios ditches plans to patch Pinball FX3 Nintendo Switch performance

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1 month ago

I think that the "looks terrible" quote is being misinterpreted by many here, Zen are not saying that the game as a whole looks terrible, but that the example being provided by the Twitter user looks bad.

Later on in that thread, they admit that the guy who submitted the photo, is blowing the image up on a 100" projector!  How many games, on any platform, are going to hold up when displayed at that size?

Admittedly, the Bob's Burgers table, even in handheld mode, doesn't hold up as well as some of the others, as the thick cel shaded art style seems to accentuate the not great implementation of AA that they're using, but many of the tables look just fine.

The shadows however, especially on the Back to the Future table, look like they're made out of Minecraft blocks, they're that blocky!

As for those saying they should have stuck with using the Pinball FX2 engine, if they had done that, then the Universal Classics, Legends and Carnivals, and Jurassic World Pinball tables simply wouldn't be on there, that's why support of PFX2 on Vita has now ended, and is one of the reasons that I invested in a Switch for my continued portable pinball needs, as support on Vita for PFX2 has now ended, and The Pinball Arcade ceased to be after Season 6, so no Ghostbusters, hence Stern Pinball Arcade on the Switch being a good investment, which interestingly, despite emulating real tables, is able to hit the 60FPS many are looking for.

And this is the one sticking point that I do have with Zen Studios, the trailer for Pinball FX3 on Switch, quite clearly shows it on a mocked up handheld, running at a blistering 60FPS, and still does even now, despite the released game clearly being half the framerate.

False advertising much?
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Thimbleweed Park's new DLC lets you unbeep Ransome the Clown's sweary speech

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2 months ago

A large part of that trailer reminded me of this guy:

https://youtu.be/Rwg0iqPPWSA
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Rare is already immortalising players' most memorable achievements in Sea of Thieves' world

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2 months ago

@Vici0us Conker's Bad Fur Day: Live & Reloaded, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Kameo: Elements of Power, both Viva Piñata games, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Rare Replay, Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise, and the Kinect Sports: Rivals game really wasn't as bad as everyone made it out to be. I'll include the Kinect Sports Seasons 1 and 2 for good measure come to think of it.
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance has a hefty day-one update

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2 months ago

@Turniplord Finally had a response from the developer with regards to the version number and file sizes:

https://ibb.co/c3OcD7
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2 months ago

@Turniplord Not sure if you've seen this?

https://ibb.co/nJ8xT7

Guess I'll hold off for a couple of weeks now then...
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2 months ago

@Turniplord Had a response from the dev on the twatters:

https://ibb.co/ngVffn

So it looks like as of right now, the so-called day one patch is not currently live on Xbox One, leaving us to play the unpatched version, or wait it out.

Not exactly ideal either way.
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2 months ago

@Turniplord Well, I'm in the UK also, so there's that... ;o)

What is interesting is that the PlayStation Store lists the game as being 23 GB, whereas the Xbox Store lists it as being a mere 113.5 MB, which we know not to be true.

Myself and others have asked the dev on Twitter for an official response as to the final file sizes post patch, not heard anything back yet, will let you know if I do.
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2 months ago

@Turniplord I found this:

WillJPowers
Deep Silver
Verified User

So, let me stop the rumor mill dead in its tracks before everyone continues jumping to conclusions. The way that I've been told that the engine works, is it takes the entire game and separates the PKG or ISO into 2GB archives. If during a patch you so much as alter a 1KB text file within any of these 2GB archives, then you need to reupload the ENTIRE 2GB portion. That beings said, this is a major patch that improves overarching mechanics throughout the game, so it touches almost all of these 2GB archives in the entire game build. Essentially you are having to redownload the game to replace the existing files. It shouldn't stack them and inflate on your harddrive, but rather replace the previously downloaded build files.

And this:

WillJPowers
Deep Silver
Verified User

GameZone said: ↑

"But the game is 23 GB.."

Game is different sizes in different regions depending on how much VO languages are in it.

If that helps?
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2 months ago

@WellHereWeGo Unfortunately I don't know anyone else with the game right now, at least, not someone in a different timezone, but I'll do my best to let you know if and when anything changes with the game update wise from my location.
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2 months ago

@Turniplord I found this when looking around the internet for the total file size, this is a forum post with regards to the PS4 version, which contained a screenshot as proof:

HopkinsMember

v1.02 is roughly 29GB (about 5GB if you got 1.01 previously)
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2 months ago

@Turniplord So I booted up the game on the stroke of midnight, and there's no day one patch as of right now, nor a change to the version number.

However, the total file size did increase ever so slightly from 21.7 GB to 22.7 GB.

Guess I'll be holding off starting the game until I know that it's been fully patched then.
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2 months ago

@Turniplord The version number could explain the current file size situation then, as my digital pre-order is currently on Version: 1.0.0.108.
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2 months ago

@Turniplord Interesting, thanks!

It's definitely Xbox One X Enhanced though, I shall await the patch at midnight with interest, and report back with the total file size then for those interested.

For reference, it's currently 21.7 GB "unpatched".
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2 months ago

I quite literally just took an update for this on Xbox One, and it was only just over 300 MB.

On PS4, when there's a patch, no matter what the actual stated patch size, doesn't it just redownload the entire game over again? Hence why often a patch for a game can be listed as being relatively small, yet my PS4 still grabs the entire game again.

I could be wrong, but that might explain the size of the download in this case, as the total game size on Xbox One is 21.7 GB.
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Mafia 2 and the original Prey are now backward-compatible on Xbox One

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2 months ago

@mostro It's not as simple as a publisher giving them permission to enhance the title, since like the BC program itself, it requires no actual effort on the developer or publisher side.

Rather, and I'm pretty sure that Digital Foundry covered this in a video recently, it's to do with whether or not the game can still run perfectly well using uncompressed assets or something like that, I'm not 100% sure myself how it works, but this would explain why there are only a handful of titles that are X Enhanced right now, with no word on if we'll be seeing any more, whilst conversely, we already know that the next batch of OG Xbox games are due this Spring.
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Max Payne 3 and the conflict at the heart of Rockstar's game design

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2 months ago

"...but Rockstar's combination of it with their remarkable procedural animation tech gives it a new lease of life."

It's not Rockstar's tech, it's Morpheme/Euphoria by NaturalMotion, so middleware basically.
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Fortnite's on its way to being the world's biggest game, and here's what makes it special

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2 months ago

@Brev2034 To be fair, that's been a thing on CoD since day one, not just WWII.

It's why I'd much prefer that the jump button just be context sensitive, allowing you to mantle etc, not leap around like a hyperactive twat.
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Here's our first look at The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kicking ass in Injustice 2

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2 months ago

@E.G.

Pretty sure that's Raphael eating the pizza, not Michelangelo.
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The closed Sea of Thieves beta had 332,052 players

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2 months ago

"...the Sea of Thieves beta was closed and most people had to pre-order for a code."

That's not strictly true though, anyone that signed up for the technical alpha before December 1st could get in, pretty much making it a free-for-all, so those numbers are by no means guaranteed sales from pre-orders, and in fact, some may even have been put off from purchasing the full release having finally gotten hands-on time with the game.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2017/11/22/last-call-sea-thieves-technical-alpha/
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Far Cry 5 season pass will take you to Vietnam and Mars

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3 months ago

@Bionic_Pixel Except Yakuza: Dead Souls, and Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare were fucking awesome, so what's your point?
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Spec Ops: The Line and The Darkness 2 are now backward-compatible on Xbox One

Series best UK chart debut for Monster Hunter World

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3 months ago

@CuriousLemur It's both physical and digital, physical comes with a digital soundtrack, poster, and printed manual, and seemingly costs less than the digital copy which I pre-ordered, but that came with an exclusive in-game paint job.

It's on PS4 as well as Xbox One.
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3 months ago

@CuriousLemur Cheers, genuinely appreciate the info and the link!

I'm playing it on the Xbox One, you rarely see this kind of game on console, so it's good to know that it charted on PC at least.
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3 months ago

Where did Railway Empire chart?

Serious question.
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There's an official Friday the 13th game coming from the makers of Slayaway Camp

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3 months ago

This has been known about since the 30th October last year, where have you been!?
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Xbox Games with Gold's February line-up has been revealed

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3 months ago

@Plinko It's not quite as simple as that, hence it only being seen on a handful of games right now.

I think this is this correct Digital Foundry video that went into more detail on how it works:

https://youtu.be/Hd8nYLO43zs

Or it could be this one:

https://youtu.be/Zkj0jE8IaQQ
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds passes 4m players on Xbox One

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3 months ago

@Brainflowers It was actually a saucepan lid, Brendan Greene just remembered it wrong 😉
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Driver San Francisco, Far Cry 2 now playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility

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3 months ago

@Arkona Next OG Xbox game drop is coming in Spring, so don't hold your breath.

https://m.windowscentral.com/next-wave-original-xbox-game-will-hit-spring-2018
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3 months ago

@jabberwocky Actually, The Wheelman was Midway, and plays nothing like Driver: San Francisco.
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PUBG becomes Xbox One sensation surpassing 3 million players in a month

Xbox One Kinect adaptor officially dead now, too

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4 months ago

"It's been a long time coming, but after flailing my arms at my TV and trying to enunciate "XBOX ON" in ever louder tones rather than simply pressing a button, Kinect's death feels like something few will mourn."

Maybe you should try saying "Hey Cortana" first, as that's the trigger phrase to wake Kinect up, followed by "Xbox on".

I often turn mine on from across the room as I enter the living room, no raised voices required.
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Here are your Xbox Games with Gold for January

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4 months ago

@the_massive I'm pretty sure that it was the original Van Helsing that was GwG, the second one has yet to be given away for free.
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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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4 months ago

@telboy007 Once you get into the game, I think there's a slider to adjust the UI size.

I had the same problem initially.
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4 months ago

Weird, it's been X1XE since the 1st December, why are the publishers only mentioning it now?
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You can already unlock a gun in Red Dead Redemption 2 by playing GTA Online

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4 months ago

@Agente_Silva Thanks! I managed to do it in the end by just shooting random NPC's in the back of the head as they fled my gun slinging skills in terror, then the occasional cops that would arrive to put an end to my killing spree.
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4 months ago

@Agente_Silva Pardon my ignorance, but how do I play against bots? I've barely any experience of GTa Online, but now that I have found the gun, I'd at least like to try and unlock it for RDR2 in the least stressful way possible.
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Jelly Deals roundup: Destiny 2, L.A. Noire, Okami HD, and more

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4 months ago

@spamdangled A decade!? Wow... I was only aware of it coming to prominence with Batman Arkham Oranges.

When did it truly originate from then?
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Crowdfunded back-to-basics WW2 shooter Battalion 1944 will cost just £12

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4 months ago

@riceNpea One assumes that BRAMMERTRON is the game's director mentioned in the article, Joe Brammer.
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Bugged visuals mar Quantum Break's impressive Xbox One X upgrade

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5 months ago

What's the file size for this on Xbox One X?

Pre-release mine patched to 102GB, the Store lists it at 102GB, but mine has since downsized itself to 83GB, although it did randomly show up as 102GB again at one point, only to shrink back down again.

This is still bigger than the default game's 47GB I think it is, but seems a little strange.

So what's going on here then? Am I still going to be getting all the Xbox One X bells and whistles at this seemingly halfway house file size, or is something amiss?

I have tried reinstalling the game, which initially shows it as downloading a 102GB file, but midway through the download, even that changes to 83GB, most confusing!
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Star Wars Battlefront 2: Frostbite stress-tested on Xbox One X

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5 months ago

@pelican_ I picked up Atmos recently as it was 20% off, really is amazing in Gears of War 4.
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5 months ago

@weaselrat It's still listed as being "In development" here:

https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/xbox-one/xbox-one-x-enhanced-list

And the X1XE flag on the console is still set to FALSE, so I'd be inclined to say that the patch isn't out yet.
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Hitman has reactivated its first Elusive Target

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5 months ago

@Azhrarn @Olelassen is comparing it to Blood Money, not Absolution.
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GameCube Zelda-like Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is on its way to PC

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6 months ago

I remember Eurocom saying at the time that this was the game they always wanted to make.

I'd love to see it come to home consoles too.
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The Surge is off to the theme park in its big new expansion this December

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6 months ago

@2dshmuplover Yes, Xbox One X Enhanced, and HDR:

https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/xbox-one/xbox-one-x-enhanced-list

Scroll down for the complete list, which is frequently being updated.
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