The Year's Scariest Xbox One Gaming Moments
Halloween is the perfect time to delve into the scariest, weirdest, and most gruesome games that the Xbox One has to offer. And what better way to give you and your friends a fright than to play some of these games that made us jump out of our seats? We've selected our five favorite "Oh crap!" moments from 2014 and compiled them in and easy-to-read list. Some games are gruesome, some are creepy, and others are just plain weird. Take a look for yourself... unless you're too scared?
November’s Games with Gold Are No Turkeys
So, since you enjoyed last month’s ID@Xbox title Chariot so much, we decided to follow up with another fantastic, brand-new indie title for the Xbox One crowd. This time, it’s Volgarr the Viking, an old-school, hack-and-slash platformer. And for the Xbox 360 gamers among you, Games with Gold gets you two classics, both the highlights of their particular series: Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise and Red Faction: Guerilla. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program – so find a buddy (or not), and jump in!
Find Out How Good You Really Are with the TrueAchievements App for Xbox One
So, just how good are you? That’s the question that TrueAchievements wants to help you answer. With the official TrueAchievements app now on Xbox One, you can access some of TrueAchievements’ greatest... well, achievements – including true scoring, stats for games, gaming guides, and milestone charts. You’ll also get your hands on the latest Xbox news, friend feeds, achievement lists, and solutions for games and apps across all Xbox platforms. TrueAchievements on Xbox One also includes Kinect voice support and Snap mode, so you can track your score as you play your favorite games. We recently sat down with Rich Stone, CEO of TrueAchievements, to dig into the nitty-gritty of building the app for the Xbox One. Here’s what he had to say!
The Best of Project Spark (So Far!)
Project Spark has captured the imaginations of gamers and creative minds everywhere, so it’s no surprise that the game has already generated some of the coolest, deepest, most interesting mods and custom levels anywhere. We wanted to share some of the very best with you, and they’re pretty impressive given the short time the game has been out. Keep in mind that any or all of these can be downloaded, completely free, to play on your existing copy of Project Spark for Xbox One or Windows 8, right now. Full.Red Creator: LostKauz So far, the coolest example we’ve seen yet of an entirely new, full-game experience on Project Spark is LostKauz’s “Full.Red” module. In order to create a complete game, you’ve got to do more than just use Project Spark’s toolset well – you’ve got to have a clear vision, an idea of what will make the game fun and challenging, and the determination to follow that through. Clearly, LostKauz had those elements in spades, as this challenging sidescroller exemplifies some of the many awesome worlds and details within worlds that you can create with Project Spark.
Halo 2’s Iconic Coagulation Map Gets a Masterful Makeover
As any Halo fan will tell you, the original Halo: Combat Evolved’s Blood Gulch – and its Halo 2 remake, Coagulation – is the quintessential, experience-defining Halo multiplayer map. And beyond that, it’s also one of the most iconic first-person shooter play fields of all-time. For the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the map is part of the Halo 2: Anniversary selection – but rather than just bringing the original Halo 2 version of Coagulation to The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries partnered with Certain Affinity to remake it (along with five other Halo 2 maps) from the ground up, making it bigger, better, and deadlier than ever before.