6 of the Coolest Things the Xbox App on Windows 10 Can Do for You
Windows 10 is kind of a big deal. With countless improvements and pantloads of new features, it’s putting a whole new face on the personal computing world. But of course, what we’re most excited about are gaming features – and fortunately, Windows 10 is bringing with it a renewed focus on gaming. One of the most visible elements is the new Xbox app, which helps unify your gaming experience across your Windows 10 devices and Xbox consoles. Here are just six of the many reasons we love the Xbox app on Windows 10: It Streams Your Xbox One Games This is the biggie, of course. Thanks to Windows 10, you can now stream pretty much any Xbox One game to any Windows 10 PC or tablet on your home network. If it runs Windows 10 and you can connect a controller to it, you’re good to go. The device will automagically beam your input over your local network to your Xbox One, and your Xbox One will happily beam output back to you. And yes, it works with Xbox 360 games running on your Xbox One via backwards compatibility. Living in the future is awesome.
Four Action-Packed Free Games with Gold Coming in August 2015
It’s always exciting when we get to announce the new Games with Gold each month, but August sports a really fantastic lineup, across Xbox One and Xbox 360. First, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the compelling prologue to the hotly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain which launches in September, comes to Xbox One – followed by the open-world, tongue-in-cheek survival title How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition. On Xbox 360, fans get treated to two of the best first-person survival-horror shooters ever with Metro 2033 and its sequel Metro: Last Light. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time*, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program.
Five ID@Xbox Windows 10 Titles We’re Excited About
ID@Xbox has been responsible for some of the most memorable gaming experiences on Xbox One over the past couple years, from The Swapper and Rogue Legacy to Threes! and Shovel Knight. With Windows 10 right around the corner, some of that ID@Xbox love is coming to even more gamers: From deep role-playing games to pulse-pounding brawlers, we’re taking a closer look at a few of our favorites, coming to Windows 10 (and Xbox One!) in the coming months. Aurora44’s Ashen is set in a world without s sun, where natural light comes from spontaneous eruptions that cover the land in ash. The game is about forging relationships with other characters in this harsh, open world. Players will be able to guide others they trust to their camp in an effort to survive together. The game’s stylized aesthetic is a stand-out: The characters are visually deconstructed in a similar manner to lo-fi pixel art, but with a sharp, fully 3D “low-poly” look. Characters have no facial features to speak of (or with, for that matter), and there’s a clear
Know Your Genres: Role-Playing Games 101
Just what do we really mean when we talk about “game genres,” anyway? Sure, you’ve probably seen that “fans of the genre will enjoy this” phrase in umpteen game reviews, but the truth is that the most durable game genres have walked some long, ever-evolving, and very interesting roads over the past several decades. In this weekly series, Xbox Wire’s editorial team will break down exactly what shaped your favorite genres, why they’re so timelessly awesome, and where they’re headed – while providing you with some expert advice on the past and modern classics that you should check out. This week, we’re going to delve into the history of role-playing games!
PC Gaming from A-Z: The Windows 10 Gaming Glossary
Hi there, Xbox gamer! Are you excited about all the awesome possibilities that come with playing games on your PC, thanks to Windows 10? We sure are! But boy howdy, those PC gamers sure do have a lot of lingo that they sling back and forth that makes regular guys like us downright scratch our noggins. Not to worry, though: We’ve put together a quick set of definitions for some of the most common terms – one for every letter of the alphabet – so that you, too, can talk shop like the best of them. Now, some of these terms have, naturally, bled over into console gaming as well, so they’re not necessarily all quite as PC-specific these days. Regardless, it’s helpful to understand just what all this stuff means!
Halo Championship Series: Season 2 Finals Preview
Join us all weekend long for the Halo Championship Series Season 2 Finals by ESL from sunny Burbank, California. Season 2 of the HCS began in April, and after months of grueling competition only one team will walk away with the title of Season 2 Champion and their share of $150,000. Here’s a look at the teams competing in the tournament! Will Evil Geniuses repeat Season 1’s performance and win it all again? Or can the hungry Denial and the surging Counter Logic Gaming take them down?
New Xbox Features on Xbox One and Windows 10
We’re just days away from the launch of Windows 10 and we couldn’t be more excited to share that starting today, game streaming is being enabled for all Xbox One owners with a Windows 10 PC or tablet! Also, as part of our effort to bring Xbox Live and some of the most popular Xbox experiences to Windows 10, we’re rolling out new and improved features on the Xbox App on Windows 10 over the next few days that will give you better access to your gaming world across devices.