Stand by for Titanfall – Antiphrost’s Thoughts

So the big hype currently around the Xbox One and Xbox 360 at the moment is the release of the Titanfall - The first big release...

Stand by for Titanfall – Antiphrost’s Thoughts

Bruce Lee comes to EA Sports UFC

For those of you who know me, you know that I’m a huge MMA and UFC fan.  I have to be honest with you about the news that Bruce Lee, The...

Bruce Lee comes to EA Sports UFC

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta Hidden Feature, Rearranging Pins!

I know the talk on the town is the new OneGuide and video features that are being introduced to Xbox One SmartGlass. ...

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta Hidden Feature, Rearranging Pins!

Become a Champion in Kinect Sports Rivals and Win!

Calling all Kinect Sports fans!  It’s time to upgrade to Kinect Sports Rivals for Xbox One on April 8th.  It’s finally...

Become a Champion in Kinect Sports Rivals and Win!

Batman: Arkham Knight Villains!

I don’t know about you but I’m excited to see Rocksteady return to the Batman series!  With that said, The Riddler looks awesome. ...

Batman: Arkham Knight Villains!
Episode 125 Phil Spencer and Xbox 360 vs Xbox One Titanfall

Episode 125 Phil Spencer and Xbox 360 vs Xbox One Titanfall

There was no bigger news this week than Phil Spencer becoming the man in charge of the Xbox division.   I dig into a lot of that news and I take a peek at why I think Microsoft made a mistake with making Titanfall multi-platform.  You also get a chance to hear what a few other […]

The Perfect Xbox, On Command

The Perfect Xbox, On Command

Being part of the Xbox One dashboard previews has taught me one thing.  There are a lot of people out there who have trouble turning their Xbox One console on with the simple “Xbox, On” command.  I am here to solve that problem for you with the way that I do it on my own […]

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Spring Time is Deal Time on Xbox 360

Spring Time is Deal Time on Xbox 360

Ladies and gentlemen if you’ve been looking to stock your Xbox 360 game library, now is the time.  There’s a pretty huge Xbox 360 Spring deal-a-thon going on right now that you don’t want to miss out on.  Batman: Arkham City is only $4.99 during this deal!  Even if you have no interest in the game, that’s […]

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Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor Launches In October

Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor Launches In October

I’m a huge fan of Lord of the Rings and all the adventures that have come out of the Tolkien universe.  I haven’t always been a fan of the games but Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor is looking really good.  We finally have a release date for it as well.  The game will go head […]

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Stand by for Titanfall – Antiphrost’s Thoughts

Stand by for Titanfall – Antiphrost’s Thoughts

So the big hype currently around the Xbox One and Xbox 360 at the moment is the release of the Titanfall - The first big release across the Microsoft platforms mainly for their next gen console the Xbox One. I haven’t spent too much time playing the game but I have had my fair share of […]

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Tablet Games That Blow Your Mind, New Intel Article

Tablet Games That Blow Your Mind, New Intel Article

I’m back with another groovy article I wrote for iQ Intel.  You need to check it out immediately!  Click right here to read my article Games for Intel Powered Tablets That Blow Your Mind. I take a look at a few Windows 8 games that are on my personal favorite list.  All of these games […]

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Play of the Week – PvZ: Garden Warfare

I know you might be hesistant on this game because of its previous versions on tablets etc.  But let me tell you one thing … this game is a lot of fun.  It’s available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One so there’s little excuse not to try it.  I was skeptical myself until I played it.

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I know you’re out there getting your fix of Titanfall but if you can find some time you should look into Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare.  There is free DLC being pushed to the title so PopCap is definitely supporting it.

The Perfect Xbox, On Command

Being part of the Xbox One dashboard previews has taught me one thing.  There are a lot of people out there who have trouble turning their Xbox One console on with the simple “Xbox, On” command.  I am here to solve that problem for you with the way that I do it on my own console.  I recorded the perfect Xbox, On command with my mobile phone and I simply hit play on it whenever I want to turn the Xbox One on.

I am sharing that with you today.  Download it (just click download) if you are having trouble and never have trouble again.  Save it to your favorite media playing device and press play to let the Velvet Voice turn your console on perfectly each time.

Spring Time is Deal Time on Xbox 360

Ladies and gentlemen if you’ve been looking to stock your Xbox 360 game library, now is the time.  There’s a pretty huge Xbox 360 Spring deal-a-thon going on right now that you don’t want to miss out on.  Batman: Arkham City is only $4.99 during this deal!  Even if you have no interest in the game, that’s a deal you just have to take advantage of.

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You can actually get both Arkham City and Arkham Asylum combined for only ten bucks!  There are a lot of deals on add-on content, season passes and more.  Major Nelson has a break down for you to check out right here.  The deals run through April 21st so be sure to grab some before then.

Strike Suit Zero Director’s Cut Review

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Developer: Born Ready Games
Rating Guide: How I Review Games

“In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages. Take control of the Strike Suit – a craft with the ability to transform into a hulking suit of space armor – in a bid to save Earth from destruction. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dogfighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos.”

Review:

That sums up Strike Suit Zero right down to its core.  You’re a space pilot given the honor of flying the latest, greatest prototype space fighter called Strike Suit.  You’re a new recruit in the United Nations of Earth and you’ll be going on several missions of danger.  You’ll be doing this in outer space of course while you’re up against an assortment of enemy fighters and various things looking to blow you up.

Although you’re probably expecting an all out war being fought in space, you really don’t do any “all out” fighting.  You do more escorting and blowing up vessels and other carriers while protecting them against enemy ships.  There are some hectic chases involved but don’t mistake this for Crimson Skies in space.

What I found done really well in Strike Suit Zero were the controls of the game.  It’s a very fluid fighter in terms of control response and ease.  Most flight games could learn a thing or two with how natural the fighter mechanics worked.  You can roll, pitch and other high risk moves.  If the default scheme isn’t to your liking, you can always adjust it.  And then there’s the Flux meter (not to be confused with the Flux capacitor) that allows you to transform into a pretty bad ass mech mode once it’s filled.

What Strike Suit Zero lacks though is any memorable moment.  I didn’t come away with any moment that I could point to that caused a jaw dropping moment.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing but you’d like there to be a point that makes you push on within a game.  As it stands, the visuals aren’t much to fuss about and the premise isn’t much to dissect.

Bottom Line

We’re in the next generation of games and to me at least, these games have to perform much better than what could be possible on Xbox 360.  Strike Suit Zero is very much an Xbox 360 game parading around on the Xbox One.  A saving grace for the Director’s Cut is that it’s only $19.99.  So even if you don’t necessarily love it, it won’t break the bank.

6.5
“Average”

Stand by for Titanfall – Antiphrost’s Thoughts

So the big hype currently around the Xbox One and Xbox 360 at the moment is the release of the Titanfall - The first big release across the Microsoft platforms mainly for their next gen console the Xbox One.

I haven’t spent too much time playing the game but I have had my fair share of matches some of which were with the Unscripted community (x352x pH & IrishTirade). I can say even though this is a multiplayer only game it certainly does deliver a great multiplayer experience, some of this is down to the game mechanics and some of it is down to the incredible connections due to games being hosted off servers.

The game itself is an extremely fast paced first person shooter with so much going on it’s hard to keep track of at times. In matches you’ve got Grunts, Spectres, Pilots and Titans to watch out for and the last two are the key ones to focus on during game play. The start of most gametypes everyone starts with a countdown timer and this countdown is to drop your Titan in to battle and suit up to rain devastation. Each kill you get within the game reduces how long you have to wait to drop your titan and there is nothing better than when that moment arrives and dropping that Titan of yours on an enemy Titan.

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Game DVR Sharing Comes to YouTube on Xbox One

I know you’ve been waiting on an easier way to get your gameplay videos and clips onto YouTube.  Tomorrow is the day that it will become easier for you.  Microsoft is updating the YouTube app on Xbox One to include sharing of your Game DVR/Upload Studio creations.  I think the popularity of the game sharing on Xbox One will surely increase.

Now, use Game DVR to capture epic gaming moments, edit them in Upload Studio, and, with the simple click of a button inside the YouTube app (look for My Uploads, In Settings, elect to “Share game clips” and “Share on social network”), share them instantly to your YouTube channel. The updated YouTube experience also allows you to watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, add individual YouTube videos to your Pins, earn Media Achievements, and add your YouTube channels to OneGuide for instant access to YouTube videos right next to your favorite TV listings or App Channels.

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Xbox 360 owners don’t feel left out because GoPro is launching for you.  I’m not sure how many of you are into GoPro type content but it’s coming.

Read the news here.