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Microsoft has released a video showing a demonstration of its upcoming xCloud game streaming service. This is a cloud gaming service that streams games to PCs, consoles, and mobile devices using Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud services.
Microsoft demonstrated Forza Horizon 4 streaming to an Android phone. An Xbox One controller was connected via Bluetooth, showing how it will be easy to stream games to mobile devices.
I can certainly see the appeal of xCloud game streaming service, it would be a great way to have some impromptu Xbox Lan's. Since split screen gaming is not really a thing this generation on most games, this could be an easy way for people to it in the same room and enjoy some Xbox gaming, perhaps even on your dinner break at work?
What do you think? if I could potentially stream the Xbox games i own digitally at no extra cost i'd be very interested. However i don't think its something i'd subscribe to in addition to Xbox Live.
xCloud Streaming Demonstration:
Today Microsoft added Crackdown 2 as a backwards compatible game on the Xbox One, in addition Microsoft has also allowed Crackdown 2 to be downloaded for free. This means now both the original Crackdown and Crackdown 2 can be downloaded for free on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
I'm personally a big fan of both of these games, so for free both are well worth checking out. If you enjoy these games then Crackdown 3 is more of the same crazy, open world fun.
Crackdown on the Xbox Marketplace Download
Crackdown 2 on the Xbox Marketplace Download
We're not sure if both Crackdown games will both be free indefinitely, so its worth adding them to your library sooner, rather than later.
Remember: Skills for Kills, Agent. Skills for Kills.
It wouldn’t be Christmas for the Pokemon community without a Christmas day event release would it?!
For the final release of 2018 were excited to bring you the Strongest Pokemon distribution. What’s special about the Strongest Pokemon distribution is it’s the first Japanese NDS Pokemon Distribution to make it out in to the wild. Compared to some of the European and American distributions for Gen 4 and 5 which can often be found on Ebay, this is the first time a Japanese distribution has been found on an auction site.
This distribution was used in Pokémon Center stores in Japan for part of the Strongest Pokemon event, distributing the three Pokemon that were chosen via a poll. These Pokemon are Milotic, Dragonite and Salamence.
We have @YoshiMoshi to thank for this extremely rare release, needless to say this cost a lot of money, however in true community spirit he was more than happy for this to be released so all the Pokemon Community can enjoy it. So thank you very much @YoshiMosh, its much appreciated!
Link: Strongest Pokemon JPN Distribution
As hinted yesterday we have more lined up for the Pokémon Community this Christmas.
The Space World 97 Mew is currently the oldest event Pokemon we have the privilege of preserving and releasing to the Pokemon community.
This Mew was distributed at Nintendo Space World '97, which was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan between November 21st to 23rd 1997.
The story of how this Space World 97 Mew was obtained all these years later involves a lot of luck, so be sure to read more in the Pokemon GEN1 JPN Space World 97 Mew .pk1 thread to learn more about the oldest preserved event Pokemon.
Hopefully things will fall in to place during 2019, so more events from years gone by can be preserved for future generations of Pokemon players to enjoy.
A big thank you goes to salinbreezy and @Deoxyz for preserving this extremely rare Gen 1 JPN Pokemon event.
Today marks the start of Christmas for the Pokemon community, especially those in Europe. Thanks to a collector who wishes to remain anonymous we are pleased to be able to release the French, German, Italian and Spanish regional variants for both the Top 10 Distribution (10ANNIV) and the Aura Mew Distribution, meaning the complete sets of these Gen 3 European Pokemon distributions are finally available for all to enjoy.
Exactly two years ago today the first ever Pokemon GBA distribution was released for all to enjoy, the English Pokemon 10ANNIV Distribution, then to follow up exactly a year after today the English Pokemon Aura Mew Distribution was released. It seems fitting for the third year the recently obtained regional language variants of both these distributions are released.
You can head over to our existing posts for the Pokemon 10ANNIV Distribution Cartridge and the Pokemon Aura Mew Distribution Cartridge to find they have been updated with the regional variant distributions for you to enjoy.
Reminder, we also have a save game created by the Digiex community for Pokemon GEN3 Legit Event Pokemon, so you can also trade yourself many Generation 3 event Pokemon which distributions are not about in the wild for.
Christmas is only just getting started, so you might wish to check back tomorrow to see if Delibird has another present for us.
Released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle; butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats, who gets caught up in a tale of Motorcycles, Mayhem and Murder.
The remastered edition of Full throttle features all new hand-drawn and 3D high-resolution artwork, with remastered audio and music.
In celebration of the GoG winter sale you can get Full Throttle Remastered for free until December 15 at 2pm UTC+0
It might well be worth checking out the GoG winter sale too, fantastic games such as Mafia II, complete with all its DLC is on sale for £5.99. A well worthwhile purchase in my opinion!
Crackdown is currently available for free on the Xbox Marketplace according to the games listing. This is believed to be part of Microsoft's upcoming X018 event, however nothing has been announced as of the time of posting.
At this moment in time its not clear how long Crackdown will be free to download, however as Microsoft don't have the functionality to time limit full game downloads on the Xbox 360, its pretty safe to say you will be able to keep Crackdown indefinitely if you download it now.
Crackdown can be enjoyed on the Xbox 360, Xbox One and even on the Xbox One X in 4K, with the ability to play over system link if you don't have Xbox Live gold. As one of my all time favourite Xbox 360 games Crackdown is certainly worth having in your collection if its not already.
Thanks to Digiex member Gunz4Hire for the heads up.
Link: Crackdown on the Xbox Marketplace
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 are free for a limited time on the Microsoft Store according to each games listing. This is believed to be part of Microsoft's upcoming X018 event, which has gone live a bit earlier than intended.
At this moment in time its not clear whether this is a full-on giveaway or if each game is just free to play for a limited time. Either way if you have any interest in either game it might be worth claiming them sooner rather than later.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on the Microsoft Store
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 on the Microsoft Store
Currently EA are giving away the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass free to PC, PS4 and Xbox One owners of Battlefield 1
The Premium Pass giveaway is set to run from September 11 to 18 and grants access to all the maps, weapons, vehicles, and more from the four Battlefield 1 expansions: They Shall Not Pass, In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides, and Apocalypse. In total this means you get access to an additional 16 multiplayer maps, along with new operations and game modes.
Download the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass:
Xbox One and £4.37 on PC, although keep in mind Battlefield V is out this November. Still a great deal for anyone interested in the game.
The Settlers is a game series which has been around since 1993, developed by the German studio Blue Byte. With The Settlers series now being 25 years old, Ubisoft had a couple of surprising announcements to make regarding the city-building RTS series during gamescom today.
A new game titled "The Settlers" is currently in development, in addition The Settlers History Collection was also announced for release this fall. The Settlers history collection is a re-master of all seven Settlers games from years gone by, complete with their expansions.
The original Settlers from the history collection is actually available for purchase on Uplay right now, with the rest of the game launching towards the end of the year. However you can already purchase all the past Settlers games with the exception of the first on GoG (Good old Games) already patched up to work on modern computers, which given GoG is DRM free might be the better option. At £4.29 for the original Settlers on Uplay though its something I might take a chance on. I've many good memories of playing this split screen with two mice on the Amiga 500 many years ago.
The Settlers History Collection Trailer:
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