Gears of War is coming to Xbox One. Most gamers would have had little doubt about that eventuality, especially given that Gears of War has been a banner series for Microsoft ever since Emergence Day on the Xbox 360.
Decadence. I think that’s the word I immediately think of when I look at the absurd Grand Master armor for Ranked Play in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Sledgehammer Games announced on Twitter that the Top 100 Ranked Players in Advanced Warfare have been awarded with this Grand Master Character Gear set. If you see it? You’re probably already dead.
Xbox Live was down last night for tens of thousands of gamers. It was revealed pretty quickly that the outage was the result of a malicious attack.
Now, hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed ownership of the attack and hinted at a much larger plan for Christmas. They fired this tweet out after 9 o’clock p.m. last night.
So, perhaps marking your calendars is in order. If you’re currently an Xbox One or Xbox 360 owner, plan on keeping your gaming offline for Christmas. If you’re getting a new console for the holiday, perhaps you should try and pick up a title with a stellar single player campaign to keep you occupied while the Live service gets sorted out.
Microsoft has a few weeks to prepare, so maybe this DDOS attack won’t be felt too much. Who knows?
Whatever the case may be, Dec. 25 looks like it will be rather annoying for Microsoft and gamers looking to play online.
Gotta feel for the employees who will be forced to work on Christmas instead of spending time with their families in order to get the console’s services up and running. The temporary loss of online gaming is small potatoes compared to that side of this whole thing, at least in my opinion.
Xbox Japan Boss Takashi Sensui has resigned from his post in the shadow of disappointing Xbox One sales in his home country, as reported by Famitsu. He will continue to remain employed with the company at the Microsoft Redmond headquarters as General Manager for the Interactive Entertainment Business, but his term as Chief Executive comes to an end after taking the job in 2006.
Xbox fans who love Japanese games are feeling the full brunt of the country not buying into the console. After all, why would any company want to develop games for a console its main audience does not buy? Japan’s best companies have always insinuated that they make games for Japanese fans first and everyone else second. Recent times have showed that doing otherwise spells nothing but trouble.