XBF Gaming Daily – Ongoing Xbox Outages & Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC
Since the launch of the Xbox One it feels like Xbox live is suffering from more and more outages that can range from a few hours to several days. Last night i was watching Netflix and it went out due to Core Service issues which was dissapointing to say the least. Worse still i was unable to play Destiny or Halo as the relevant services were unavailable which begs the question of why are we left with an effectively useless black box when Xbox Live is down?
When Microsoft first showed off the Xbox One it was so tightly integrated with Xbox Live that many gamers voiced their concerns over these exact issues and it appeared at the time Microsoft recognised the validity of those concerns and acted to limit the impact of service outages. Last night again showed that further action is needed to minimize the impact of Xbox live issues on the consoles ability to play games.
The other concern is the lack of any compensation when we’re locked out of Xbox Live. Live isn’t a free service, it’s paid for by every user and as such should come with some form of compensation in the event of issues such as service outages. Things go wrong especially in enormous data centres that power the Xbox Live Service i accept that but it does seem to be a more frequent occurrence since the Xbox One launched which along with the considerably greater impact is a worrying trend.
On a positive note a posting on Amazon all but confirms the presence of Single player DLC for Rise of the
Tomb Raider by revealing a season pass.
Priced at $29 there isn’t much information to go on but the developers have spoken about ways to continue the story after the games launch which was my only criticism of the exceptional reboot.
The only DLC was a few extra modes and maps for the Multiplayer component which has been scrapped from ROTR hopefully meaning more resources are being thrown into the campaign which looks so bloody good.
Can’t wait till November i have a feeling ROTR maybe the game of the year!
BURNOUT is back baby! Well possibly but fuck it i’ll take that. Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry co-founder of criterion games who are now at Three Fields Entertainment have taken up the challenge to bring us a spiritual successor to the beloved crash-fest that is Burnout.
Two things. Our first game is a multiplayer sports game. Coming Spring 2016. Then we make a driving game,” a series of Tweets explains. “What sort of driving game you ask? A spiritual successor. Speed. Traffic. And Crashing. Lots and lots of crashing.
“Spiritual successor to which one though??? The second, the third or the fourth one??”
Burnout was a hugely successful series that revelled in chaos, destruction and just balls out fun and stood in direct contrast to the like of PGR and Forza. I loved playing it, watching the spectacular crashes play out and loving all the damage but there was always a solid driving game in there as well but players just largely ignored it in favour of smashing everything to bits. A move to current generation hardware would really help push the series forward all that extra power for more realistic destruction, physics and just MOAR CHAOS. It maybe some time off but i feel better simply knowing it’s out there.
Finally if further proof was needed that Shit house Publisher Activision really does not give a crap about the shit it publishes than take a look at the unbelievable state of the new Tony Hawks game. Created by Robomodo and Disruptive Games the game is full to the brim with some pretty hilarious glitches that range from falling through the environment to connectivity and performance issues. In typical Activision style they released a statement promising to fix the issues when they should have been refunding everyone and pulling the game from sale.
You can view the post directly from the eurogamer site by following this link
Activision says it’s aware of the high-profile issues surrounding Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 and is working to address them.
- We are aware of the issues that players have experienced following the launch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 and are working with the developer to address these so that we can continue to improve the gameplay experience for all of the Tony Hawk fans who have known and loved this franchise for more than 16 years.
What a total bunch of twats Activision are well done Bungie for getting into bed with them.
Have a kick ass weekend everyone i’ll be back with more next week.