About Jill Randolph

Jill is new to game reporting, but definitely not new to gaming. Her first gaming experience was with Burger Time on Intellivision (yes, she is that old). She was hooked, and the rest is history. Jill will try any game once, but takes her greatest pleasure in playing online multiplayer games.
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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition screenshots
3 years ago

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition screenshots

Have you ever arrived to a movie late and had to sit in the front of the theater where you could barely see a thing because you were too close? You sat there the whole movie wishing you could just move to the back where you could see everything. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is going to give you those back row seats.

This past week 4J Studios tweeted some of their recent artist creations that are taking full advantage of the increased view distance in Minecraft: Xbox One Edition.

These screenshots show a zoomed out reproduction of Andy Scott's horse-head sculptures The Kelpies that are located in Falkirk, Scotland.

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is expected to release this August. Check out more screenshots after the jump.

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Killer Instinct Season 2 trailer featuring TJ Combo
3 years ago

Killer Instinct Season 2 trailer featuring TJ Combo

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At this year's E3 press conference, Microsoft announced season two of Iron Galaxy's fighting game Killer Instinct. This will be Iron Galaxy's first season since taking over development of …
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Get to know the ID@Xbox games of E3 2014: Part II
3 years ago

Get to know the ID@Xbox games of E3 2014: Part II

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At Microsoft's E3 press conference on Monday morning, there was a video montage of a lot of games that are coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program. Over the next few days, XBLA Fans is bringing you a slightly longer glimpse of those titles than what the montage trailer allowed for. Our coverage of these titles will be in alphabetical order. Below is a look at the second set of seven of those games.


Earthlock: Festival of Magic

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Earthlock features a world divided between those that prefer magic and those that prefer technology. In this turn-based RPG from Snowcastle Games, you will play as Amon who is trying to prevent a war from starting in his home planet Umbra. In your quest to save your planet you'll encounter various terrains including oceans, deserts, and snow-buried lands. Throughout your journey you will try and obtain more allies to join your quest, solve environmental puzzles, and harvest seeds to grow your own ammo.

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Fenix Rage coming to Xbox One this fall
3 years ago

Fenix Rage coming to Xbox One this fall

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Green Lava Studios announced this week that their 2D platformer Fenix Rage would be coming to Xbox One this fall. In Fenix Rage you play as Fenix, one of …
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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 now available on Xbox 360
3 years ago

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 now available on Xbox 360

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In Sheep's Clothing, the fourth installment in Telltale Games' fairy tale saga The Wolf Among Us, is now available for download on the Xbox 360. This is the next-to-last …
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Xbox One maintains cumulative software sales lead in the U.S. *updated*
3 years ago

Xbox One maintains cumulative software sales lead in the U.S. *updated*

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Last month was a big month for the Xbox One, as Microsoft reported that April's NPD Group results showed the Xbox One continuing to sit on top in life-to-date software sales. Driving these sales was a game that was not available on any other next-gen console, Titanfall. Popular XBLA title Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition finished fourth.

As usual, Xbox One did not come out on top in console sales, trailing behind Sony's PlayStation 4. However, life-to-date the Xbox One has more cumulative software units sold than any other eighth generation home console. In its first six months on the market, the Xbox One sold over 76 percent more units than the Xbox 360 did during its debut. Microsoft hopes that sales of the Xbox One will grow even faster with the release of the $399 Kinect-less version releasing on June 9. Continue reading for more highlights and statistics from the NPD Group report.

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Project Totem preview: Bringing totems together while tearing friendships apart
4 years ago

Project Totem preview: Bringing totems together while tearing friendships apart

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It is the first day of PAX East, and XBLA Fans is at our third appointment of the day. It's with the Danish developer Press Play, which, just a couple hours before our meeting, announced its next contribution to Xbox, Project Totem. Little is known about the game, except that it's a platformer involving totem poles. Arriving at the booth, I see two mini totem pieces moving along a world made up primarily of two colors corresponding to the totem pieces. Watching it, I think to myself, "Well, this looks simple enough." But as it goes with most things in life that appear simple, reality is an entirely different scenario. Within minutes of sitting down to play the demo I was both equally addicted and frustrated.

Playing solo was challenging, but I had all the control. Enter co-op mode. Are you and a friend/loved one looking for that next classic two-player game that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside like that fat plumber and his green-clad brother used to? Great, you should probably look elsewhere then. Project Totem's co-op mode requires a level of communication rarely found in games, which means it could make or break your friendships. You and your partner may realize that you make a great team and work well together — or you may end up never speaking to each other again, with one of you left with a bloody nose from the impact of the other's Xbox controller.

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Nutjitsu! releasing Thursday on Xbox One for only $6.49
4 years ago

Nutjitsu! releasing Thursday on Xbox One for only $6.49

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NinjaBee announced today that its game Nutjitsu! has been given the go-ahead by Microsoft to release on the Xbox One this Thursday, May 8.

Nutjitsu! is a maze …
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Microsoft says Kinect could be used to measure TV audience reactions
4 years ago

Microsoft says Kinect could be used to measure TV audience reactions

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Polygon published an interview this week of Nancy Tellem, Microsoft’s entertainment and digital media president, about the possible benefits that Kinect could offer with the new Xbox Originals programming. …
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Defense Technica now available for Xbox 360
4 years ago

Defense Technica now available for Xbox 360

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Major Nelson announced yesterday that Kuno Interactive’s tower defense game, Defense Technica, is now available for download through Xbox Live Arcade on the Xbox 360.

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