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Warframe is available and free to play on Xbox One

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Warframe, the free to play third person shooter, is now available  to play on the Xbox One. The game focuses on friends teaming up in player vs enemy raids in an attempt to gain control of the Warframes. One of the more unique aspects of Warframe is the Smartglass portion of the game. It allows players to access stats and real-time information, and even the Codex, which essentially contains all the information you could want about the universe. Everyone looking for a new game to play with friends this coming weekend should check out Warframe, after all, it is free and that means free achievements.

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Minecraft update including save transfers rolling out

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4J Studios’ Twitter account recently announced a small Minecraft update allowing for the transfer of save files from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One. The process involved is fairly specific — players may upload a single save file to a designated transfer location on their 360 edition, and then retrieve that file from the Xbox One. This is a repeatable process, meaning that players aren’t limited to transferring only a single save file, but the whole process will have to be repeated for each save file that players want transferred.

As already announced, players who own a copy of the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft can upgrade to the Xbox One edition for just $4.99 — players just jumping into Minecraft on Xbox One will pay $19.99 instead. Downloadable content packages will transfer free of charge (players who paid for content on the Xbox 360 edition won’t get charged again on the Xbox One edition — that content, however, is not without cost), and trials of DLC content are now built right into the Xbox One edition of Minecraft, so players won’t have to download trials anymore.

One caveat to all of this: You must have connected to Xbox Live while playing Minecraft to qualify for the upgrade pricing and get DLC packs to transfer — and if you just connected or just bought the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft, it will take up to 72 hours for that to register. Don’t buy at the higher price while you wait, because refunds aren’t being given out.

Source: PlayXBLA

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Xbox Ones with noise issues to be replaced by Microsoft

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In a small percentage of Xbox One consoles, users have reported hearing a loud noise while leaving the system on the dashboard.  The trouble apparently comes from the console being in a low power mode, and using other functions on the system, such as Kinect, can help to dissipate the buzzing.

A spokesperson from Microsoft, in a statement to Eurogamer, explained that the manufacturer is aware of the issue and will take the appropriate action to assist consumers.  The representative goes on to clarify that “while this does not affect the safety or functionality of the system, we’re asking customers who believe they are experiencing this issue to contact Xbox Support: http://support.xbox.com. At the request of our customers, we are exchanging those consoles for new systems.”  Despite the sound issue not being as pervasive or incapacitating as the Red Ring of Death fiasco which befell the Xbox 360 at launch and well into the first leg of its life, this annoyance with the Xbox One still may cause hesitancy to prospective console purchasers.  The bright side is that the problem is minor and largely superficial, and, overall, the issue has been addressed quickly and professionally by Microsoft.

Sources: Eurogamer and Xbox.com forum

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Rumor: Microsoft negotiating to buy Mojang for $2 billion

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Microsoft is negotiating to purchase Mojang, the developers of Minecraft, for over $2 billion, reports The Wall Street Journal. Nothing is confirmed yet, but Microsoft’s interest is not surprising. The mega-hit franchise tops retail sales charts each week and shows no signs of stopping.

What is surprising is Bloomberg’s report that Marcus “Notch” Persson initiated the deal himself a few months ago. Sources say that pricing and framework have already been drawn up, so we could hear the official word in the next week or two.

As for Notch, sources also suggest that he will assist with the transition, but eventually part ways. Notch is known to dislike large corporations, as demonstrated by his public dismay over Facebook acquiring virtual reality platform Oculus Rift.

Sources: Wall Street Journal via CNET, Bloomberg

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Buy a new Xbox One, get a free game of your choice

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Microsoft just announced a special deal for players looking to upgrade to the next console generation. Until September 13th, anyone purchasing a new Xbox One can get a game of their choice. This includes any game released on disc, even the just-released Destiny, Microsoft has specified that the deal is good for bundles including Forza Motorsport 5 and Madden NFL 15, so those consoles will come with the bundled game plus a game of your choice.

This is surely timed to utilize the release of Destiny to its full potential — Microsoft did something similar for the Titanfall release, enticing people to buy the new console on the promise of getting the latest and greatest game. Don’t be surprised if this deal returns in the future when other high-visibility titles launch — using the momentum of good software to sell hardware is a smart move, and a good deal for players yet to upgrade.

Source: Xbox Wire

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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 9-8

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This week’s schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, September 9th @ 8:30 pm (CST) – Recurring Tuesday Stream with Scott / Marshall.
This week: Pinball FX2 featuring the new Walking Dead table and more.

If there is a game you would like to see streamed or previewed, let us know and we will do our best to get to it quickly. Enjoy this week’s stream!

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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell standalone DLC coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Yes, Saint’s Row can get even more insane. Deep Silver has announced Saint’s Row: Gat Out of Hell, a standalone expansion to Saint’s Row IV that will follow Johnny Gat into the fiery depths. The expansion will be available digitally for $19.99 on January 27, 2015 in North America, and it will release on January 30th in other territories. It will be available on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and coincides with the release of Saint’s Row IV: Re-elected on Xbox One. See the announcement trailer below:

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Minecraft: Xbox One edition comes out this Friday

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Minecraft, the super star of the sandbox game world is finally going to be available for the Xbox One starting this Friday, September 5th. The move to the next-gen console includes some pretty cool features including larger worlds and world transfers from the Xbox 360. Players who own the Xbox 360 version will be able to purchase the One version for $4.99, the price for new owners is $19.99. The world sizes claim to be up to 36 times larger, so look forward to bigger and more impressive creations in the near future.

Source: Xbox Wire

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The Behemoth’s Game 4 is a turned-based strategy adventure

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XBLA veterans The Behemoth teased their fourth game last week, aptly dubbed Game 4 for now, which takes place during the apparent aftermath of a bear hitting a planet. A new playable demo at PAX Prime and the below gameplay trailer, has now revealed the game to be a turn-based co-op adventure featuring a faceless narrator similar to the one featured in last year’s hit Battleblock Theater. Players will find themselves exploring and looting with three unique customizable heroes through a world littered in bear blood and hex grids. Along with a single player campaign, the game will feature two player co-op and an up to four player 2 v 2 mode. Game 4 has no set release date as yet but will be arriving on both Xbox One and Steam.

 

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State of Decay coming to Xbox One

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Coming Spring 2015, Xbox One owners will be able to get their hands on State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition, developed by Undead Labs, and will find a brand new remastered version of the original game along with some extras. The Xbox One edition will feature State of Decay running in wonderful 1080p and will have all previous DLC, plus some new content to boot. While we don’t have that much information yet more will be revealed as we get closer to the Spring release window. Although, while we wait we can enjoy five new screenshots of the game, which can be seen below.

Source: Xbox

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