Take the Titanfall Personality Test to Pick Your Perfect Titan
The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here: “Titanfall” is ready and waiting for you to play it. But if you’re stuck at work or school, you’ll have to spend your time dreaming about what you’ll do once you’re rolling around the battlefield in your Titan. If you’re looking for something a little more fun to while away the time until you can play “Titanfall,” we suggest the “Titanfall” Personality Test. You can take the written portion of the Full Combat Certification exam, which will let you know which type of Titan best suits your style of play. At the end, you’ll even receive a customized badge with your name and designated Titan class that you can share with your friends. Better yet, share your results with us on the Xbox Facebook page or with @Xbox on Twitter. Now get out there and choose your Titan, pilot!
Celebrate the Launch of Titanfall Live on Twitch
Respawn Entertainment, EA, and Xbox invite you to celebrate the launch of “Titanfall” live from Austin, Texas tonight beginning at 11 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Pacfic! Powered by Twitch, we'll bring you developer walkthroughs of brand new “Titanfall” maps, answer fan questions, and unveil an amazing new collaboration in the “Titanfall” universe.
Special guests include Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella, Abbie Heppe, and Joel Emslie, Yusuf Mehdi, the legendary team from Rooster Teeth Productions, Xbox Live Gamerscore and achievement leader Stallion83, Xbox’s own Major Nelson, GameTrailers TV and Spike TV host Geoff Keighley, and Twitch’s Jon Carnage.
Zoo Tycoon Receives Association of Zoos & Aquariums Stamp of Approval
The goal when creating “Zoo Tycoon” was to make the experience of a being a zookeeper as authentic as possible. The Microsoft Studios and Frontier teams wanted the game to not only be fun, but also to teach players about the responsibilities of running a zoo. To help, they enlisted the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science and recreation, to provide expert advice on animal behavior, including what animals need from their enclosures and how they need to be cared for in real zoos. Today, with the release of a new developer diary, we get a closer look at this collaboration. The video details everything that went into creating a true-to-life zoo experience, from animal and environment authenticity and being a zookeeper to education through animal interactions and the Zoopedia. It also includes commentary on the game’s creation from David Braben, founder and CEO of Frontier Developments, as well as insight into animal care and zoo management from experts at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo.
Standby for Titanfall: Six Old FPS Habits You Need to Break to Succeed
The first person shooter has been the dominant videogame genre for more than a decade, and it's safe to say we've gotten comfortable with certain conventions. Since “Titanfall” introduces squads of patrolling AI, incredibly mobile Pilots, and massive Titans, some of those instincts may work against you. So for those of us who've been playing Xbox shooters since the original “Halo,” here are some habits you're going to need to break if you want to succeed at “Titanfall”, directly from the people who made it.
Xbox Leads US Software Game Sales in January, Nearly 740 Million Hours of Fun Since Launch
The release of January NPD Group data today provides a chance to reflect on the success of Xbox One. We are incredibly humbled and proud to see Xbox One continue to be the best launch of an Xbox in our history. Comparatively, Xbox One consoles have sold at a rate of 2.29 times faster than Xbox 360 in the U.S. in the same timeframe for the first three months on the market. From our blazing start out of the gate, we have continued to see Xbox One delight fans in 13 markets around the world, with many more markets to come this year. More importantly, it is gratifying for our team to see Xbox continue to prove it’s the best place to play games. January NPD Group figures released today revealed Xbox* sold the most games across all console platforms in January with 2.27 million units sold, making up 47 percent of software market share. Fans continue to show their excitement for new generation Xbox One games, with U.S. consumers purchasing an average of 2.7 games per console since launch. This amazing success is due in large part to our unrivaled games lineup, first class Xbox Live multiplayer games service and a platform for game developers that offers unique capabilities such as Kinect and Xbox SmartGlass.
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Now Available Globally
Today Wargaming announced that “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” is now available globally. Custom built specifically for the Xbox 360, “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” brings World of Tanks’ trademark team-based tactical online tank warfare action and free-to-play accessibility to the 48 million Xbox Live gamers around the globe.Published by Microsoft Studios and developed by Wargaming West (formerly Day 1 Studios), “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” is digitally downloadable and free-to-play for Xbox Live Gold account holders, with an additional 7-day timed trial for all other Xbox Live account holders. The title features all new intuitive controls, integration of Xbox Live features like Friends, Parties, Achievements and a custom user interface designed for the large screen experience. “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” also features in-game purchases such as premium tanks, consumables and premium accounts to boost experience and currency accrual rates.
Xbox and Bonnaroo Join Forces for a Live Festival Experience
This June, 80,000 people will trek to a farm in Manchester, TN, for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to watch a world-class music lineup perform on 13 stages over four days and participate in the unique communal culture that is Bonnaroo. For fans who can’t make the trip to Tennessee, Xbox and Bonnaroo have the next best thing - bringing the festival experience right into your living room! “Bonnaroo transcends the festival weekend, and with Xbox, we're creating a virtual destination befitting the live experience,” says Jonathan Mayers of Superfly Presents, co-founder of Bonnaroo with AC Entertainment. “This partnership shows our commitment to serving our global community with innovative Bonnaroo content year round.”