Useful Tips and Tricks to Bring with You to the Vermintide 2 Beta on Xbox One

If you’ve played the previous game, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, you’ll know that there’s more strategy to the game than one might think. In celebration of Vermintide 2’s beta launch on Xbox One, we have gathered some tips and tricks to give you an edge before you charge headfirst into battle. Dodging and Blocking Though it may seem like obvious advice, it is crucial in a fight that you learn how and when to dodge and block. Make sure you are light on your feet with the sliding movement (press X whilst moving sideways or backwards to slide) and… Continue reading Useful Tips and Tricks to Bring with You to the Vermintide 2 Beta on Xbox One

New Preview Alpha & Alpha Skip Ahead 1806 System Update – 6/20/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180618-2044). Read on for more about the new features, fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update. New Features:   Beta Avatar App Preview Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead the Xbox Beta Avatar App is live. Access the beta Xbox Avatar Editor via the Xbox Insider Hub’s Insider content and please provide feedback via the Quest. FastStart Xbox One Insiders we have added the FastStart technology in the build and we… Continue reading New Preview Alpha & Alpha Skip Ahead 1806 System Update – 6/20/18

We’re Inviting More Xbox Insiders to Join “Alpha – Skip Ahead”

Recently we announced the addition of the “Alpha – Skip Ahead” ring to our Xbox One Update Preview, and in that time, we’ve seen a lot of excitement from the community. Because of this, and to further prepare for flighting RS5, we’re looking to expand and diversify our “Alpha – Skip Ahead” audience. As of today, we’ll be extending invitations to Xbox Insiders across all Xbox One Preview Update rings (Alpha through Omega) based on a record of providing quality feedback. To determine whether you’ve been selected for “Alpha – Skip Ahead,” simply launch the Xbox Insider Hub, navigate to… Continue reading We’re Inviting More Xbox Insiders to Join “Alpha – Skip Ahead”

E3 2018: High-Flying Anthem Aims to Thrill

Bioware may be best known for thoughtful role-playing greats like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Baldur’s Gate, but for their next trick, the legendary developer is building something with considerably more punch. We’re of course talking about Anthem. EA’s shared-world shooter made quite a splash at E3, initially in a lengthy look during the EA Play press conference, but also through a few behind-closed-doors hands-on demos. We were lucky enough to sneak into one such presentation and came away extremely impressed with the game’s tight controls, beautiful world, and explosive action. Anthem’s sci-fi world was abandoned by the god-like Shapers,… Continue reading E3 2018: High-Flying Anthem Aims to Thrill

Microsoft to acquire Bonsai in move to build ‘brains’ for autonomous systems

With AI’s meteoric rise, autonomous systems have been projected to grow to more than 800 million in operation by 2025. However, while envisioned in science fiction for a long time, truly intelligent autonomous systems are still elusive and remain a holy grail. The reality today is that training autonomous systems that function amidst the many…

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Play 7 Days to Die for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

In honor of its two-year anniversary, seminal survival-horror RPG 7 Days to Die will be free to all Xbox Live Gold members playing on Xbox One from Thursday, June 21 at 12:01 a.m. PST until Monday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST. During that time, you’ll be able to download the full game and explore, craft, build, and survive until the clock runs out. If you decide one long weekend of zombie slaying isn’t enough, you can purchase the game for 50% off during the Telltale Games Publisher Sale, which offers savings on nearly every game in Telltale’s award-winning catalog… Continue reading Play 7 Days to Die for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

More info on Azure Container Instances | Tuesdays With Corey

Corey Sanders, Corporate VP – Microsoft Azure Compute team sat down with Madhan Ramakrishnan, Partner PM Manager on the Azure Compute Team to talk about ACI (now GA – Azure Container Instances).Post any questions, topic ideas or general conversation he… Continue reading More info on Azure Container Instances | Tuesdays With Corey

Xbox One Storytellers: Telltale on Batman: The Enemy Within

It’s hard to match the narrative scope and immersive experience that a compelling story-driven game has over other storytelling mediums, allowing players not only to fall into the world of a well-crafted story but to experience it firsthand. These types of games can empower someone with a new perspective or let us live a double-life as a superhero. Narrative-driven games allow us to become someone we’re not, which is perhaps the biggest reason we enjoy these experiences. Now, with the power of Xbox One X, creators can bring us even closer to their vision. With our Xbox One Storytellers series,… Continue reading Xbox One Storytellers: Telltale on Batman: The Enemy Within