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Windows 10 To Get A “Game Mode”?

Microsoft might have some big plans for gaming on Windows 10. As cited by Ubergizmo, Twitter user @h0x0d found a new “gamemode.dll” in the latest developer build of Windows 10. This Dll apparently allows users to adjust CPU and GPU resources in order to allocated more power for running games instead of background applications. .@h0x0d 14997 has a new dll “gamemode.dll”, so it looks like Game Mode is a thing — WalkingCat (@h0x0d) 28 December 2016 Essentially, it allows your PC to act like a console, freeing up most of the processing power solely for gaming purposes. This move is also indicative of the fact that Microsoft continues to take gaming on Windows 10 more and more seriously, offering features like Xbox Play Anywhere, which allows you to run selective games o...

Forza Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain Expansion Out Now

Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 has gotten its first major expansion, available for download now. Known as the Blizzard Mountain, the dlc adds a brand new area to explore, enveloped in intense blizzard conditions that will really put your driving skills to test. There are a number of new cars in your garage to try out as well. Additionally, there are about 50 new events and challenges, plus more race types, including the Hill Climb, Descent and Blizzard. There are 28 new achievements, worth about 500 Gamerscore in total. Check out the launch trailer below: Blizzard Mountain Cars: 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX 1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZ...

Xbox One Game Streaming Coming to Windows 10 PCs with Oculus Rift

Good news from the folks at Microsoft, read their official relase… Today, Microsoft announced how Xbox One Game Streaming is coming to Windows 10 PCs with Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, including first party games such as “Gears of War 4,” “Forza Horizon 3” and “Halo 5: Guardians,” as well as the Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games, and more titles coming in 2017. Through the world’s fastest multiplayer gaming network and with the included Xbox One controller, gamers can play Xbox One games in a Rift virtual reality cinema screen. The Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app is available for free in the Oculus Store on Dec. 12. Oculus Rift works natively with Windows 10, which makes...

Gears of War 4 Is Getting A Movie, And It’s Official

During a recent livestream for Gears of War 4, Rod Fergusson from The Coalition confirmed that the game is officially getting a movie. A collaboration between Microsoft and Universal, the movie is still in very early stages and according to Fergusson, they’re not ready to announce a director or writer for the project. No further details were shared regarding the movie. However, he did shed some light on the movie. Fergusson said that rather than copying over a story from the Gears game, their aim is to make the best Gears movie possible, whether it follows the story in the games or not. Earlier in July, when asked about the possibility of a movie, he said, “There is some stuff going on that I can’t talk about today, but I’ll possibly be talking about that stuff very...

Minecraft To Get Cross-Platform Support For All Consoles

Minecraft, the building blocks game that took over the world by storm seems to be on its way to become the first truly cross platform game, between Sony’s PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. According a screenshot of  a tweet by Mojang (which has now been deleted) on KeenGamer, Minecraft will now support true cross-platform support, ahead of the upcoming Minecon this year. Available only for Minecraft Realms for the time being, players will be able to invite their mobile gaming friends as well. Realms allows players to host sessions on rented servers for a monthly subscription. Earlier, the cross platform support was only available for Anroid, iOS, PC and Xbox Live. For more news and reviews, keep checking back at Gaming Central.   Favorite

Gears of War 4 Gets A Worldwide Launch Trailer

Microsoft has released the official launch trailer for their upcoming installment in the Gears of War series, Gears of War 4.    The trailer shows off the new cast, including JD Fenix, Del and Kait, who fight alongside Marcus Fenix along to the tunes of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters as covered by Lissie. It also features some new enemy types and vehicles. The game also received some new screenshots which you can check out below. Gears of War 4 is set to release for the Windows 10 PC and Xbox One on 11th October. The game is a part of the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, meaning you can purchase the digital copy of the title on one platform and play it on the other as well, carrying along your progress and achievements. Note that the Play Anywhere feature only applies to digital...

Review: HyperX CloudX Pro Official Xbox One Gaming Headset

Like its predecessors, the HyperX Cloud Revolver and HyperX Cloud II, the HyperX CloudX aims to provide a high quality gaming experience. Built specifically for the Xbox One, the headset continues the Kingston saga of producing high quality gaming headsets at for a decent price range. Basically, the CloudX is the same as the Cloud II, with some minor differences. The CloudX comes with a simple volume control and a detachable mic, and is licensed officially for the Xbox One. Apart from that, the two headsets are essentially the same, including the body design and features. Specifications Headset Driver Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets Type Circumaural, Closed back Frequency Response 15Hz–25,000 Hz Impedance 60 Ω Input Power Rated 150mW, Maximum 300mW Weight 309g Cable Length and Type He...

Microsoft Unveils A New “XBOX Onesie”

The latest announcement from Microsoft is not a game or a console, but a warm, cozy piece of clothing. Called the Xbox Onesie, has been revealed in Australia to celebrate the release the Xbox One S console, available starting today in 500 GB and 1 TB models. The Xbox Onesie is available in black and white versions, with a lot of features that Microsoft claims to be “everything an entertainment enthusiast could need when streaming a favourite TV show or film, watching sports or embarking on the ultimate gaming session.” These features include giant pockets for fitting in controllers, a large hood that can fit in a whole gaming headset, pouches on your arms to for your mobile phones, custom gamertag embroidery on the onesie and sleeves and legs that can be rolled up for warmer se...

Windows 10 Will Make Steam Worse And Broken: Tim Sweeney

Epic Games’ co-founder Tim Sweeney is known for openly speaking against Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform, describing it as a “Microsoft-controlled distribution and commerce monopoly”. He clearly is not a fan of what Microsoft may have in store for us with Windows 10. In a recent interview with Edge Magazine, Sweeney has directly targeted his criticisms, saying that future updates in Windows 10 may make third party applications and stores like Steam progressively worse. Here is his official statement: “There are two programming interfaces for Windows and every app has to choose one of them. Every Steam app – every PC game for the past few decades – has used Win32. It’s been both responsible for the vibrant software market we have now, but also for malware. Any progra...

System Shock Remake Coming To Playstation in 2018

System Shock remaster, originally announced as an Xbox and PC exclusive, is now said to release for the PS 4 as well, as announced by developer Nightdive Studios on the Playstation blog. Sony has partnered up with the studio in order to bring the game to their beloved platform. The game was announced as a Kickstarter project last month, with a crowdfunding  target of USD 900,000. Since then, old and new fans alike have pledged more than $1 million at time of writing, with people who’ve put in $50 and more getting closed beta access. For the Xbox and PC, the game is targeting a December 2017 launch. The project directorm Jason Fader, wrote in a kickstarter update, “After we saw the overwhelming demand for PS4, we reshuffled our priorities and focused on talking to Sony about mak...

XBOX One S Arriving August 2nd, Nothing Confirmed For India

The powerful, smaller counterpart of Xbox One was announced at the E3 conference this year, and it has been confirmed the highly anticipated 2TB Xbox One S launch edition will be available for purchase in select regions starting August 2nd, 2016. This means that the pre-orders for the Xbox One S will be arriving from August 2nd and for those who haven’t ordered it yet, you can still do so through the Microsoft store or the retail partners. Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One, and includes a built-in power supply. It also allows you to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in stunning 4K Ultra HD with HDR. That means you’ll get to enjoy your favorite shows and movies in the clearest, most realistic video possible. With High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and ga...

Microsoft Alters Description For XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE

Microsoft won quite a lot of hearts when they announced the “Xbox Play Anywhere” feature coming to future titles, which would allow the user to play a Microsoft Studio title on both the Xbox One and their Windows 10 PC, while purchasing the game only on one platform. They would get access to the game on the other platform for free. Now, as the original announcement said, “Every upcoming Microsoft Studio title will have the Xbox Play Anywhere feature”. But recently, Microsoft made a stealthy edit to their announcement post, which now says,”Every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere.” Way to be subtle, Microsoft. Now this may some sense from the company’s point of view. If t...

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