Amazon Deal: $10 off ‘3 Month Xbox Live Gold Card’

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For a limited time Microsoft and Amazon are offering up their 3 Monh Xbox Live Gold Cards at a $10 discount. What is normally $24.99 can be yours for $14.99. It is not known how long this deal will go for but one can assume it will not be for too much longer. With the recent launch of the Xbox One this is a great time to get on and try out Gold if you have not before or maybe add a few more months to your current Gold. Click the link below and switch to the 3 month option to order yours today. You can get a physical card or a digital copy of your code and there does not appear to be a limit on the amount you can order.

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Edit:  It looks it’s just the physical cards now.

A Full Overview of XBOX One and What Was Revealed

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A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One, the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.

“Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device,” said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Our unique, modern architecture brings simplicity to the living room and, for the first time ever, the ability to instantly switch across your games and entertainment.”

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‘XBOX One’ vs. Playstation 4 System Specifications

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Microsoft has revealed the Xbox One and with it a look at what power the system has to offer. While there is a lot of information to still be gathered here is what we know so far and in parenthesis what the PS4 has advertised as well for comparison:

– Xbox One will have a Blu Ray drive (So will the PS4)

– Xbox One will utilize an 8 Core CPU (The PS4 CPU uses an 8 Core X86 AMD Jaguar
GPU)

– Xbox One will have 8GB of System Memory (The PS4 will have 8GB GDDR5 RAM)

– Xbox One will offer a 500 GB Hard Drive (Sony is only saying that the PS4 will have a ‘very large’ Hard Drive at the time)

– Xbox One will have 802.11 Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct (The PS4 will as well)

– Xbox One utilizes USB 3.0 (It can be assumed the PS4 will as well.)

– Xbox One will have HDMI in/out (As will the PS4)

These are the comparisons that can be made thus far. More info to come as it develops.

Microsoft’s ‘New XBOX’ Reveal Live Stream

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Back in February, Sony announced the Playstation 4. While the presentation was a bit lackluster it showed off a beefy new system that will bring a lot to gaming when it hits stores later this year. Now it is Microsoft’s turn. Head to the link below to watch the Live Stream event for the reveal of the newest Xbox. What does Microsoft have in store for us? Well head on over and see for yourself.

XBOX – A New Generation Revealed

New Xbox to be Announced April 26th?!?

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There is a pretty solid rumor going around as offered up by CVG saying that Microsoft is planning a big event for April 26th. It makes sense that this would be the announcement of the next Xbox system. Sony has dished out the first salvo with their PS4 announcement. It looks like Microsoft is planning and slow building towards the end of April for their big reveal.

Star Wars Pinball Review – Two Lightsabers Up!

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I am not the Star Wars geek that many (most) of my friends are, but I do respect the characters and the franchise as a whole, plus I had the O.G. Star Wars bed sheets when I was a kid.  My own kids use them now, so we are still a Star Wars family to a degree.  When I first learned of the Star Wars Pinball tables, I got pretty excited.  But now that the first pack of tables is here, is it worth your credits?

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What is Microsoft and Xbox Up To??!!??

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Well on Wednesday Sony revealed their next gen console in the Playstation 4 and after that most have been wondering how Microsoft and the Xbox would respond.

There has been no immediate word of a set date for the next Xbox announcement or of a ‘counter attack’. I like this. Xbox does not need to compete. Microsoft just needs to put out the best product it can and not use any innovation as a means of comparison.

I watched the Sony press conference. I was not too impressed. It is next gen. Lots of bells and whistles but it does not seem quite what it could or should be and feels more as if it is progression for progression’s sake.

Nothing is set in stone right now as to when we will hear word on the next Xbox but various web-sites have noe been registering that suggest we should be hearing more sometime soon. XboxEvent.com, XboxE312.com and their 2013 Hosting Summit Site have all been locked in and registered. It’s minor news but such things get the ball rolling.

I very much look forward to the press conference Microsoft will put on. They seem to be more in tune with the presentation side than Sony. I’m not hating on them persay I just feel it was an awkward combination of things very blandly displayed. I am interested in Infamous, Killzone and the new Quantic Dream graphics engine. I like the specs and various things to do with the PS4 but that 2 hour livestream just offered me more yawns than jaw dropping awe. Here’s to hoping their showing at E3 is a little more style and substance than what was viewed Wednesday.

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC

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Check out this trailer for Dragonborn™, the next official game add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®. Dragonborn will be available for download for 1600 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® on December 4th. This game is vast and amazing and has provided much entertainment to many. This new content ups the epic vibe. Watch the vid and plan to make this an add on you need to get.

Deadlight lurches onto Steam

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We reviewed Deadlight on the Xbox Live Arcade platform in July.  But now a new audience can partake in Tequila Works’ zombie apocalypse survival simulator.

PC gamers get an updated version of the game with a new NIGHTMARE difficulty, as well as some “making of” videos.

And just a short list of tips from those of us who have “survived” Deadlight:

  • Don’t feel like you need to kill every zombie; running is your best defense.

I told you it was short.

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