XboxScreens has your Xbox One and Xbox 360 splash screens

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When you start that new Xbox One game and a cool piece of concept art pops on the screen, you’re looking at a splash screen. A splash screen is an image, sometimes with text, that appears while software is loading. New game consoles have splash screens that differ from the content you see once the game is loaded.

XboxScreens.com is a new website for Xbox One and Xbox 360 splash screens. The splash screens are hard to come by because you can’t use the Xbox One’s internal game capture to take a screenshot. Each game must be manually launched and then recorded through a capture card. Because of this, XboxScreens.com can only capture splash screens for games that they have direct access to.

But thanks to XboxScreens, we can now share with the world that Titanfall 2 seems to favor left-handed soldiers. And that awesome NBA Jam loading screen for the backward compatible Xbox 360 version can now be saved as a wallpaper.

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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Review

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 gameplay Screen Shot 2013-12-22 04-17-36    A review of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood from Press Play, on Xbox One, Xbox 360

When Max comes home to find his little brother, Felix, playing (rather aggressively) with Max’s toys, Max reaches his last straw and decides to run a web search on “How to make your brother disappear!”  He finds an incantation that, when recited, summons a portal and seconds later Felix is gone.

Max has a rather instantaneous change of heart and jumps in after Felix and his monster captor.  This brief cutscene is all you get before jumping into Max’s beautiful adventure.  The gameplay starts soon after and has you control Max in an effort to bravely acquire Felix from the evil kidnapper that has claimed him, the mustachioed Mustacho. Continue reading

An Xbox 360 Tomb Raider Limited Edition Wireless Controller if You Were in the Market

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Tomb Raider Xbox Controller

At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Microsoft, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix unveiled the Xbox 360 TOMB RAIDER Limited Edition Wireless Controller – the perfect companion, marking Lara Croft’s return to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

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First Quarter Game Pre-Orders Through Amazon

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There are a lot of good games coming out in the next 3 months. Now is the time to plan ahead and see what you just have to have. Pre-order through Amazon and get it the day of release right at your door step. Also most of these games have bonuses that could be exclusive in game items or even money off future purchases. Amazon treats gamers right. Go order up a few today.

Holiday Gamer Savings at Target

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Beginning this Sunday, Dec. 16 through Saturday, Dec. 22, find the best value on the season’s must-have electronics and games. For even more ways to save, shop with the Target REDCard to receive 5 percent savings or trade in used electronics and DVDs for a Target GiftCard. With TV delivery and installation services and 24 hours-a-day toll-free support from 1-877-myTGTtech, Target’s services will help families get up and running with their new gadget fast and easy.

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Dead Space 3 to Feature Voice Commands on Kinect for Xbox 360

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Find partner! Fire stasis! Attack enemy! Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, today announced that the first big blockbuster launch of 2013 , Dead Space™ 3, will be available exclusively on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The all-new Kinect functionality further immerses players into the Dead Space universe by allowing players to use simple voice commands to help a friend from the onslaught of horrors and thrills that awaits them in this spine-tingling new adventure. Dead Space 3 featuring Kinect will make it easier for co-op partners to give each other health or ammo, find objectives, revive one another and more when the game launches February 8, 2013.

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A Great Deal on Silent Hill: Downpour

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Amazon is currently offering the newest Silent Hill game for $21.10 on the PS3 but has dropped the price all the way down to $13.99 for the Xbox 360. If you were looking for an excuse to pick this title up well there ya go. I played it and enjoyed it. I’ve liked all of them for one reason or the other but of course have my favorites in the series. While this one is a bit of a different approach it was very intelligently done and had a lot of moments that fully pulled me in. I’d suggest it to any fan of survival horror and action games as well. Hit up the links below to get your copy.

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Pinball FX2 Zen Classics Impressions

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Zen Studios has given us a steady stream of high quality, fun, and varied pinball tables over the last couple of years.  Over time, the quality of design of the tables has improved greatly, which makes the recent (re)release of these classic tables a touch bittersweet.

The Zen Classics tables originally appeared as part of Zen Pinball on the PS3, making this their first appearance on the Xbox 360.  Because these tables are remakes, albeit with improved graphics and physics, they don’t quite display the quality, flair, and balance that the more recently developed tables do.  On the other hand, all four tables bring a retro vibe that fans of the early 90’s pinball era should be stoked for.

Whereas the more modern styled tables typically include a 3D model of a character or two, these classic tables are more “realistic” and you really get the sense that there are physical mechanisms at work here.  The included tables are:

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Amazon Deal of the Day – Assassin’s Creed III for $33

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For today and today only you can get Assassin’s Creed III for Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 for only $33. This is the Deal of the Day at Amazon and if you wait until tomorrow you’ll be as sad as someone on the receiving end of the hidden blade. As a bonus if you will also get $3 in Amazon Instant Video Credit, $3 in Digital Games Credit and $3 in Trade-in Credit. That’s a lot of good for a low price. Get it for yourself or for the Assassin in your life for Xmas. Get your copy for your system of choice at the links below.

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