Xbox Fitness Adds Yoga and Spotlights Jillian Michaels’ Top Fitness Tips
We’re excited to announce two new yoga workouts from Jillian Michaels, Yoga Inferno Workout 1 and Yoga Inferno Workout 2, will be added to the Xbox Fitness library on Tuesday, May 6. A 10-Minute Solutions yoga program, 5 Day Get Fit Mix: Power Yoga, will also join the Xbox Fitness library for our yoga fans. Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and strength, helping you round out your workouts, move better and feel less stiff and tired. These yoga programs are among many workouts included in the extensive Xbox Fitness library of the world’s most popular fitness brands, including Tracy Anderson, Beachbody (P90X® and INSANITY®), Anchor Bay (a Starz company) and Mossa. Be sure to check out all the exciting content, including these new yoga programs, available for free with your Xbox Live Gold membership through December 2014.
Just How Realistic Is Watch Dogs?
When writing the story for the upcoming "Watch Dogs," how did Ubisoft create an exciting and compelling hacker story without becoming... well, any given computer movie from the 1990s?
They brought in an expert.
Vitaly Kamluk is the "security advisor" for the "Watch Dogs" script. And according to Kamluk, that involves a lot of telling Ubisoft, "Uh, no, it doesn't work that way."
When not educating the scriptwriters on the finer points of hacking, Kamluk is the Principal Security Researcher on the Global Research & Analysis Team for Kapersky Lab in Russia -- meaning he investigates cybercrimes across global networks in a country with the best hackers in the entire world.
The Cruel World of Watch Dogs
The world of Ubisoft's "Watch Dogs" is a brutal one. You risk your life to save an injured thief, bringing him to what you thought was safety -- only to watch him get stabbed to death by a gaunt, skeletal crime boss. And it's a world that forces your hand. Need money? Hack the cell phones of everyone around you and get access to their bank accounts, along with information about their private lives. "Grand Theft Auto" never alerts you that the pedestrian you ran over is a single mom with a sick kid, but when it comes out on May 27 for Xbox One and Xbox 360, "Watch Dogs" won't let you off the hook that easily.
11 Insane Moments from Trials Fusion
The long-running "Trials" series is one that virtually trades on insane moments. But “Trials Fusion,” the newest entry in the series, ups the ante with new features, ridiculous new tracks, and some positively bonkers challenges. Here are 11 of our favorite moments of sheer insanity. Level 2: Turbine Terror. After the sterile environment of Training Program 1, Turbine Terror begins with a segment set in a similar environment. Then the doors open. Beyond those doors is a vast, rich desert vista brimming with activity and destruction — and the first of many really, really big jumps. Level 11: Shivering Isles. This cute reference to one of the most popular "Oblivion" expansions features a razor-thin pathway that's disturbingly prone to collapsing behind you. And it ends with your rider plummeting something like 20 stories to his death... accompanied by a helpful voiceover: “Notice to all visitors to this area: Be careful of long drops.”
Games with Gold Spotlight: Deadlight
Here's the deal: When you sign up for Xbox Live Gold, you get free access to Games with Gold on Xbox 360, which means a new, free game every two weeks! Yep, that's right: If you have Gold, you don't have to do a darn thing, and you get a free game. So, what are you waiting for? Here's a closer look at the latest Games with Gold title! Randall Wayne is a man on a mission. Desperate to get back to his family amidst the horrors of a zombie apocalypse, he faces not just the living dead, and not just the barbarous shreds of humanity left to "run" things, but his own inner demons. That's the world of "Deadlight," the new Games with Gold on Xbox 360 title – completely free to all Xbox Live Gold members.
Prepare for Battle: Titanfall
When you've spent the last few weeks playing “Titanfall” as much as we have, you know that picking the right tools for the job is a crucial step for developing a winning, robot-crushing game strategy. Luckily, no matter your experience, "Titanfall" has a loadout to meet your needs. Whether you're a brand-new "Titanfall" player or a seasoned vet who's been playing since launch, we've got some suggestions for weapon and ability pairings that go together like fine wine and delicately-aged cheese. If wine and cheese were, you know, explosive. THE NEWBIE: "Titanfall" doesn't allow loadout customization until Level 10, so for your first few rounds, you'll need to select from presets. Luckily, these are all more powerful than you'd think. Even more luckily, one pilot loadout and one Titan loadout are particularly useful for brand-spanking-new players. Pilot Loadout: Assassin: The Assassin's Smart Pistol gets a lot of grief from experienced players for good reason: It's a veritable XP-printing machine in the right hands. It locks-on instantly to any of the game's A.I.-controlled minion characters, providing the opportunity for multiple one-hit kills simultaneously. It will even take out human opponents, if you can stay focused long enough to achieve three separate lock-ons. That's technology!
Notes from the Underground: Hands-on with Capybara Games’ Below
"Explore, Survive, Discover" is the tagline on Capybara Games' upcoming “Below,” and it's well chosen. My character, known only as a "wanderer" lands on a deserted-looking island. He (?) is tiny, little more than a thumbnail on my 32" display. I feel insignificant next to the cliffs that tower above me, standing on the sand, in the rain. There's no text on screen, no tips or arrows or other hand-holding. I start walking. After some exploration and climbing, I find my wanderer standing before a very tall, very narrow and foreboding entrance into the rock. I enter, stirring up a cloud of bats, then descend a very long staircase. My visibility is oppressively limited as I enter each new room in the depths. The gloom seems alive as it almost begrudgingly makes way for my wanderer.