Xbox Reveals Its Classy Jordan-Branded Console
Other / 13. 2. 2020

Microsoft and Jordan have teamed up to give away a limited edition Jordan-branded Xbox One X. The winner of the special edition console will receive a red, Jordan-themed Xbox One X and two themed controllers. Players can enter the giveaway by following the official Xbox Twitter account and retweeting the giveaway tweet with the hashtag #Xboxsweepstakes. The contest will run until February 27, 2020. RT @NTWRKLIVE: .@Xbox + @Jumpman23 pic.twitter.com/v0DD8jUGz6 — J23 iPhone App (@J23app) February 12, 2020 The Jordan Xbox One X console, seen above, is all red with the Jordan symbol featured in middle. Further, the special edition controllers are also red and showcase the Jordan logo on the right grips. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=the-big-xbox-games-coming-in-2020&captions=true”] Currently, the special edition Jordan Xbox is not for sale — which means the only way to get one is to win the contest. Microsoft is no stranger to limited edition consoles, as it gave away a special edition Godzilla console last year just before the movie hit theaters. So, it’s likely not a coincidence that Xbox has teamed up with Jordan just in time for the NBA All-Star weekend, which begins tomorrow, February 14. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/28/nba-2k20-players-pay-tribute-to-kobe-bryant-ign-daily-fix”] During the All-Star game, which tips off Sunday, February 16,…

The Next Step in the Evolution of Co-op Shooters: Hands-on with Outriders
Other / 13. 2. 2020

Summary People Can Fly’s Outriders combines intense third-person combat with interesting and varied classes and powers. Up to three players can enjoy drop-in co-op action together, with skills tailored to maximize efficiency in combat. Outriders will be coming to both Xbox One and Xbox Series X in Holiday 2020. Polish developer People Can Fly has had quite the nearly 20-year run. Kicking off with cult classic Painkiller, they made a name for themselves by combining over-the-top shooter action with dark humor and tight gunplay mechanics in games like Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment. While they were purchased by Epic in 2012, they recently decided to buy themselves out to create the dream project that they are calling their most ambitious effort to date: the dark sci-fi shooter Outriders. I recently had the chance to go hands-on with Outriders for several hours at an event in Los Angeles and came away wanting to play more. Bringing together the intensity of a co-op shooter with the depth of an RPG, Outriders truly looks to be, as People Can Fly put it, a new shooter for a new generation, as it will be launching on Xbox Series X (as well as Xbox…

Marvel’s Avengers Special Editions Include Early Access, Costumes
Other / 13. 2. 2020

Marvel’s Avengers will be receiving certain special editions, including an Earth’s Mightiest Edition that includes a full color 12″ statue of Captain America, an exclusive Steelbook case, other Avengers physical items, and 72-hour early access before its September 4, 2020, release date. Marvel’s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Edition will cost $199.99 USD and, in addition to what’s listed above, will also arrive with a copy of the Deluxe Edition, a Hulk bobblehead, Mjolnir keychain, Black Widow’s belt buckle, Iron Man’s prototype armor blueprints, Kamala Khan’s honorary Avenger pin, and a commemorative Avengers group photo. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=marvels-avengers-earths-mightiest-collectors-edition-deluxe-edition-and-standard-edition&captions=true”] Marvel’s Avengers Deluxe Edition will cost $79.99 USD and includes the exclusive Obsidian Outfit pack for Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk, and Ms. Marvel, six exclusive Obsidian nameplates, one free month of Marvel Unlimited, and 72-hour early access. The exclusive Digital Edition on the PlayStation Store comes with an exclusive Ms. Marvel nameplate and 1,000 credits which can be used towards Super Hero customizations. This edition also includes the 72-hour early access. PlayStation 4 players will also be able to play the Beta first, no matter which edition they pre-order. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/13/marvels-avengers-embrace-your-powers-trailer”] Participating retailers will also be offering pre-order bonuses for…

Rare Nintendo PlayStation Super NES CD-ROM Prototype up for auction
Other / 13. 2. 2020

That super rare Nintendo PlayStation Super NES CD-ROM Prototype is up for auction and it can be yours – if you can afford it. Developed in a joint effort by Sony and Nintendo around 1992, it’s said to be the last remaining prototype of the alleged 200 created by the two companies. The others were either lost or destroyed, but the one remaining is up for grabs through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The prototype features a slot for Super Famicom and Super Nintendo games and a CD-ROM drive which was meant to play discs. While the drive was not working when it was found in 2009, it has been repaired and can play music discs.   Here’s more on the device straight from the auction listing: The prototype’s small screen on the top of the console shows the user which music track is currently being played from the CD, allowing the user to listen to their own music and play a cartridge-based game at the same time. It also has a headphone port and independent volume dial on the front of the console, to the left of the two controller ports. Turning the console over to look at the bottom, it has…

Valve Announces Half-Life: Alyx Release Date
Other / 13. 2. 2020

Half-Life: Alyx, Valve’s VR title set between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, is set to come out on March 23. Although Valve has its own Valve Index VR headset, the game is compatible with all PC VR headsets such as the Vive and Oculus Rift. As the name states, players control Alyx Vance in order to fight alongside her father Eli against the alien Combine. Half-Life: Alyx, available March 23, 2020 https://t.co/NCOLWqSp3e pic.twitter.com/Q04EZwNfBt — Valve (@valvesoftware) February 13, 2020 [Source: Valve]

Outriders release date “adjusted”, not delayed, for PS5 and Xbox Series X
Other / 13. 2. 2020

When it was first revealed, Outriders was scheduled for release in Summer 2020. But when Square Enix subsequently confirmed Outriders for PS5 and Xbox Series X, it came tagged with a new release window: Holiday 2020. At a recent preview event for the game, development studio People Can Fly clarified the change. “We adjusted timelines,” Rafal Pawlowski, lead level designer for People Can Fly, told VG247. “Because right now it makes more sense with what we already know about the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. It’s just adjusting the timeline for us.” “It’s all dependent on the first party product,” Szymon Barchan, lead narrative designer on Outriders, added. “We’re finishing the game, there are no problems with it. It’s a product and you’ve got to think about it like that.” Made by the development team behind Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgement, Outriders is a grim and gritty sci-fi shooter designed for 1-3 player co-op. As an Outrider, your team leaves Earth searching for a new home for humanity. On the distant world of Enoch, an encounter with the mysterious Anomaly pushes you back into cryosleep. After 30 years you wake up to find the planet not only ravaged…