With the release of the Xbox One being mere months away, Microsoft is increasingly releasing more news about their next gen console. Last Friday was no different, as Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer, posted news on the Xbox Wire site about sharing digital games and Xbox Gold.
In Whitten's article, he explained that essentially any digital game that is download is now tied to the gamertag and/or the Xbox One it was purchased on. What this means is that if a household has at least one Xbox Gold account, all other gamertags can play that same digital game. The Xbox Gold account does not need to be signed in.
Also, if a gamer goes to his/her friend's house, they can sign into that friend's Xbox One with the purchasing Xbox Gold credentials and the game will become available for them to play. No more traveling around with a USB stick that contains pre-loaded games.
Microsoft has announced that the current system of Microsoft Points will be transitioning to local currency sometime in "late 2013." It's not a stretch to imagine that this switch …
Youtube is littered with "unboxing" videos. More often than not, these videos are created by every day gamers who are looking to share knowledge with their fellow gamer. Every once in awhile, you will find something with some real high quality production value. Case in point, last Thursday, Microsoft decided to beat everyone to the punch and filmed their own unboxing video for the Xbox One.
Xbox Live's Director of Programming, Major Nelson, is the host of this Microsoft production. In the video, he unveils the Xbox One Day One edition. Most of what is shown was already common knowledge for gamers, but there was one very pleasant surprise.
The latest XBLA darling, State of Decay, received its third title update yesterday, across all servers and regions. Undead Labs, developers for this zombie-survival open world game, thinks they have addressed the freezing issues associated with a community bug. For most survivalists, this title update will not require gamers to restart their campaign. For those with large communities and whom are relatively early on in the game, then there is a chance that those gamers will have to restart their campaign. Hit the jump to see what the update contains.