Posts tagged xbox 360
As scheduled, the ‘Redemption’ DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3 comes today to the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 – tomorrow for European PS3s – but Wii U owners must wait a bit longer to redeem it. The final part of the ‘King Washington’ trilogy reaches the Nintendo console on May 16.
Before you can stop the madness of King George, you’ll have to cough up 640 MSP on Xbox 360, or $7.99 on PC and PS3. If you have the Season Pass then you’ve already paid for it, so you’d best get going to old New York – just don’t forget the straitjacket.
Assassin’s Creed 3 ‘Redemption’ DLC out today on PS3, 360, PC, May 16 on Wii U originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Xbox 360 owners now have the option to download the Pizza Hut app for their console and place an order directly from the comfort of their couch, comfy recliner or beanbag chair. As Polygon reports, there’s no need to search for a phone anymore, as the chain’s full menu (pizza, pasta, breadsticks, agita) is available from the app. Shame or pride after ordering can be shared across Facebook.
“We’re always looking at ways to give our audience more of what they’re interested in,” Xbox’s Larry Hryb told Polygon. “If you look at our audience, they love pizza. I mean, who doesn’t? It has international appeal, and Pizza Hut is a recognized brand that matches up well with the Xbox brand.”
Don’t go thinking that Microsoft is some pioneer in this space, in 2005 World of Warcraft let you order chinese food from Pandaren Xpress… no, wait, that was a joke. However, EverQuest 2 players could order a pie by simply typing /pizza.
Let’s be frank: many dedicated console gamers among us have at least briefly dreamed of ordering food without having to lift our hands from the controller. That’s about to be more than a fleeting fantasy for Xbox 360 owners, as Microsoft is launching a Pizza Hut app today for those permanently lodged in the living room. The release puts all of the delivery menu a quick hop away on the Dashboard, including custom orders. Buyers can tempt their friends through Facebook, and there’s even Kinect support for greasy-handed customers who’d rather not touch the gamepad (or a napkin, apparently) when requesting a second serving. Microsoft stresses that the Pizza Hut partnership isn’t the start of a broad trend toward ordering real products through an Xbox, which is just as well — our arteries can only take so much inactivity at once.
Xbox SmartGlass has migrated over to Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets. First generation Kindle Fires are out of luck since they’re based on Android version 2.3 and the Xbox SmartGlass app requires Android 4.0 and higher.
An update to Xbox SmartGlass little over a week ago made Microsoft’s second-screen experience compatible with 7-inch and larger Android tablets. Xbox SmartGlass launched in November 2012, allowing Xbox 360 users to control videos and interact with SmartGlass-enabled apps and games using compatible smart phones and tablets. In addition to the Android app, Xbox SmartGlass is available for free on iOS devices and, of course, Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
Xbox SmartGlass now available for Kindle Fire and Kindle HD originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 23 Apr 2013 01:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Amazon’s just updated its Appstore today with a much welcome offering for avid gamers: Xbox SmartGlass. Microsoft’s app-based second screen solution has been available on iOS and Android since late last fall, but despite sharing a kernel with Google’s OS, hadn’t been made dispensable to Kindle Fire / Fire HD owners until now. The app’s been configured to scale natively on Amazon’s refreshed tablet line, letting users navigate their Xbox 360 remotely, push and pull streaming content, as well as access achievements, messaging and Xbox Music. So if it’s the living room of the future you’re after, you might want to hit up the source and make that free download your own.
Dishonored slices off half of its price on Amazon this week, available for $30 for Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. Meanwhile, NBA 2K13 and Gears of War Judgment are both $40 as part of the weekly sale.
Outlet deals available now include Madden NFL 13 for PS3 for $29, and Xbox 360 version of Forza Horizon for $44, PS3′s Battlefield 3 Premium Edition for $40 and Asura’s Wrath for Xbox 360 for $18, plus quite a few more. Check out Amazon’s weekly deals and outlet sales right here. Happy Sunday shopping.
Dishonored shaves off 50% for Amazon’s weekly deal originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
FIFA 14 will bring “the emotion of scoring great goals” to PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 this fall, EA announced today. It refines the formula of EA Sports’ past soccer games with “Pure Shot” shooting “so players have the intelligence to adjust their stride and approach angle to find the best position for hitting the back of the net.”
There are more new (and newly named) systems involved. “Protect the Ball” lets players block defenders while dribbling; “Teammate Intelligence” is self-explanatory; “Sprint Dribble Turns” allows extra maneuverability while sprinting; “Variable Dribble Touch” adds finer control on dribbling.
Of course, if you’d rather exert your control before the match even starts, you can do so with the new “Global Scouting Network,” a career mode in which you build a network of professional scouts.
Gallery: FIFA 14
FIFA 14 scores ‘great goals’ on PS3, Xbox 360, PC fall 2013 originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The Warner Bros.-owned movie destination app Flixster has come to Xbox 360 with a new Kinect-enabled application available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Flixster on Xbox allows users to buy and rent films, access “the latest” film review scores from the critic aggregator source Rotten Tomatoes and look up local showtimes in the most clunky way possible … on your television!
As part of the Warner Family, Flixster on Xbox 360 also allows users access their existing UltraViolet movie collection. The app is available to download in select regions and only to those with a continued appreciation of DRM.
Flixster comes to Xbox 360 with Ultraviolet Collection support originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Warner Bros.-owned social networking slash film service Flixster is now available on the Xbox 360, bringing with it the Rotten Tomatoes rating aggregation service and UltraViolet cloud integration. As Xbox 360 apps tend to be, Flixster costs nothing and only functions if you’ve got an Xbox Live account. Beyond simple controller or media remote input, Flixster’s Xbox 360 app employs Kinect for gesture and voice-based navigation. With today’s app addition, the grand total of video service apps on the Xbox 360 is hovering just around a hojillion.
Seriously, there are kind of a lot of different options, and we’re hoping Microsoft’s got a more cohesive strategy for the next version of the Xbox gaming console. The most recent rumors involve an HDMI-in port, allowing cable boxes to integrate with the console — codenamed “Durango” and / or “Kryptos” — but there’s no mention of a NintendoTVii-esque service to tie disparate video services under a single software umbrella.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will not make its originally announced April 30 launch, with Microsoft announcing today that the retail version has been delayed until June 4. Microsoft’s Major Nelson notes the delay is to “include the very latest content.”
We’ve reached out to Microsoft if this will impact the June launch in Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan. We’ll update if we hear back.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition for retail delayed until June 4 originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.