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All-New Battletoads Coming to Xbox One X in 2019

By: Drew Habersang

One of the biggest surprises on Monday was the announcement of an all-new Battletoads, the legendary borderline impossibly difficult side-scroller. Microsoft announced the game Monday at its E3 2018 media briefing, stating that Battletoads will return in 2019 with “body-morphing genre mashups, three-player couch co-op, 4K hand-drawn 2.5D graphics, and broad non-specific feature declarations”.

While not specifically detailed in the announcement, all indications are that Battletoads will be a completely new game, rather than a port of the original first game. Battletoads was last brought to the Xbox One in 2014 as part of the 30-game Rare Replay Anthology.

Originally released June 1, 1991 by Rare (a studio owned by Microsoft since 2003) for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Battletoads has long been recognized as one of the most difficult games in existence. No doubt, this new iteration of Battletoads will be equally as challenging.

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E3 2018 Microsoft Media Briefing

Microsoft held their E3 2018 Media Briefing on Sunday June 10th at 1pm PST.

Halo Infinite 
Ori and the Will of the Wisp
Shadows Strike Twice
Fallout 76
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit 
Crackdown 3
Nier: Automata (GOY)
Metro:Exodus 
Kingdom Hearts 3
Sea of Thieves: Forsaken Shore
Battlefield 5 
Forza Horizon 4
We Happy Few 
PUBG: War Mode
Tales of Versperia: Definative Edition 
The Division: 2 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 
Session
Black Desert
Devil May Cry 5 
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course 
Tunic 
Jump Force
Dying Light 2 
Battletoads 
Just Cause 4 
Gears of War Pop 
Gears of War 5 
Gear Tactics
Cyberpunk 2077 

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Xbox Adaptive Controller Will Make Our Digital World More Accessible

There is a saying that says if you know one person with a disability, then you know exactly one person with a disability. Each person’s needs are unique and this created a special challenge for engineers who are making adaptive equipment to help them overcome challenges and participate in activities that many of us take for granted. The video game space has been particularly challenging in that regard. No one really thinks about how complex the controls in our games have gotten over the years. The Xbox One controller, for example, has over 17 buttons spread out over its surface. Some of them being face buttons that are intended to be pressed using a thumb, while others are triggers that need to be pulled using a pointer finger. The input variety is a potential problem for folks who may lack the use of all of their digits. But the challenges go beyond that. Controllers are heavy so it can be incredibly challenging for some someone with weak arm muscles due to injury or a degenerative illness to hold them for long periods.

There are some groups that have sprung up to help overcome these challenges for some people. The Able Gamers is one such organization. They formed to help build custom solutions for gamers with disabilities and to advocate on behalf of them with game publishers and console manufacturers. Unfortunately, their reach is limited. Custom setups can be incredibly expensive and require complex technical skills to build and maintain. This prevents them from helping as many people as they would like to.

Microsoft has stepped up to the plate to give organizations like theirs a wonderful tool. They have officially announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller. It’s a remarkable device that will open up the wide world of video games to a population that has desperately wanted to play but has been held back by unwieldy controllers and hesitant manufacturers.

It was partially leaked a few days ahead of its official announcement and when I saw the images out of context I was very concerned. How useful could this device be? It was a white box with a D-pad and two giant buttons. I had no idea how it would be useful to people with disabilities. The official announcement clear all of that up for me. The Adaptive Controller is more of an adapter/hub for additional control devices than it is a standalone controller. The back of the device is a long line of jacks to attach different devices like buttons, pedals, joysticks, and all manner of other mechanisms. The idea is to facilitate whatever kinda of custom setup a disables gamer might need without having to manufacture something specifically for them.

We can’t forget that this controller is being manufactured by Microsoft. Say what you will about them, but they are experts at designing, manufacturing, and delivering high-quality consumer electronics at scale. I have a hard time believing that a small company with less leverage would be able to produce a piece of equipment like this and sell it for $99.99.

Microsoft wasn’t alone either. They worked with several other Third Party developers like Logitech and Quadstick.

This aligns perfectly with Microsofts Gaming For Everyone initiatives. Microsoft’s CEO Jenny Lay-Flurrie wrote a blog post to help announce the device. In it she wrote, “In the long term, we believe that designing with and for people with disabilities will lead to innovations in ubiquitous inclusive computing. In the short term, it’s about ensuring that accessibility is woven into the fabric of how we design and build. Accessibility isn’t optional.”

Accessibility. Isn’t. Optional.

These words should be a call to action to all hardware manufacturers to step their respective games up.

Its rather fitting that this was announced on Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This is a day that is intended to encourage everyone to think about how we can reach a future where people of all abilities are able to enjoy our increasingly digital world together. Microsoft took a big step today. Here’s hoping that others will follow them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It seems like everyone is starting their own premium gaming service these days. It can be tough for parents to be able to tell the difference between Xbox Live, PlayStation Plus, and all the others. We can’t let that stand here at EFG so we wrote up a big ol’ guide for all of the premium services so our readers can tell them all apart and understand the costs and benefits of each one.

Take a look below for our guide to EA Access!

The Pitch

EA Access is an Xbox One exclusive subscription service run by Electronic Arts that gives subscribers early access to EA games, discounts on digital purchases, and access to the “EA Vault.”

How Does it Work?

Subscribers gain three benefits from their EA Access membership.

  • Early Access to EA games – This usually amounts to a 3-4 day early access period where you can play the game for free prior to its launch date. Your game progress carries over to the full version if you choose to purchase the game after it comes out.
  • Discounts – Subscribers get a 10% discount (at least) on the digital purchase of EA games. Games purchases using the discount remain yours without restriction after your subscription lapses.
  • EA Vault – Subscribers get access to the EA Vault. This is a list of older EA titles that is regularly updated. Most EA titles end up on the services 6-9 months after release. As of right now EA has stated that they don’t intend to remove older games from the Vault, but the terms of service do indicate that they reserve the right to do so.

How Much Does it Cost?

You can pay for your EA Access subscription monthly for $4.99 or Annually for $29.99.


EA Access vs Origins Access

A lot of people get confused by these two services considering they have similar names and are both operated by Electronic Arts.

Origins Access is a PC gaming service. All of the benefits are for PC games only.

On the other hand, EA Access is a console service. In fact, it is limited to the Xbox One. All the benefits of THAT service are limited to subscribers on that console.

Advice

EA Access is a great value for Xbox One owners who play a lot of EA games every year. Hardcore Madden or FIFA fans might think the extra 3-4 days of early access to their favorite game might be worth the price of admission all by itself.

It isn’t a streaming service though. This means that any games that you choose to download will need to be downloaded in full to your Xbox One hard drive. If you are planning to make full use of the service it may be a good idea to purchase an external hard drive.


Other Guides

There are a ton of other premium video game services out there so we wrote guides for all of them.  Take a look below:

A Parent’s Guide to Xbox Live Gold

A Parent’s Guide to Xbox Game Pass

A Parent’s Guide to PlayStation Now

A Parent’s Guide to PlayStation Plus

A Parent’s Guide to EA Origin’s Access


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It seems like everyone is starting their own premium gaming service these days. It can be tough for parents to be able to tell the difference between Xbox Live, PlayStation Plus, and all the others. We can’t let that stand here at EFG so we wrote up a big ol’ guide for all of the premium services so our readers can tell them all apart and understand the costs and benefits of each one.

Take a look below for our guide to Xbox Game Pass!

The Pitch

Xbox Game Pass is a service that allows unlimited downloads of a wide range of games on the Xbox One for a relatively low monthly fee.

How Does it Work?

Subscribers have access to a roster of more than 100 games. They can download as many of them as they want as often as they want for as long as they maintain their subscription. This isn’t a gimmick or a trap either. Subscribers can download, with very few exceptions, the complete version of every game on the service to their Xbox One hard drive. This means that they don’t have to depend on streaming the games over the internet like they would have to using PlayStation Now.

In addition, Game Pass subscribers are given a 20% discount on the digital purchase of games that are included in the Game Pass game list. They also get a 10% discount on DLC for games on the game list. This is relevant for players who decide to purchase a Game Pass game so they can play it after they end their subscription. One unfortunate “loophole” that you will also need to consider is the inherent risk is purchasing DLC for a game you only have access to through the Game Pass subscription. Buying DLC for a game that you technically don’t own is definitely risky.

Microsoft made a significant update to the program recently. Starting on March 20th, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will have access to first party new releases on the same day that they are available in stores! This will add up to a significant value each year as Microsoft is bound to release at least a few games each year. In 2018, for example, they plan to release Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2.  It hasn’t been announced yet, but it is safe to assume that a Forza racing game will find its way out at some point this fall. The fact that subscribers will have a chance to play all of these games at no additional charge is a very big deal.

How Much Does it Cost?


Xbox One Owners are entitled to a 14-day trial. After that has been used up the service can be purchased for $9.99 a month. Microsoft has stated that starting on March 20, 2018 they will have 6-month subscription cards available at retail partners for $59.99.

Xbox Game Pass vs Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Game Pass has only been around for a year or so, but it is often confused with Xbox Live Gold by people who don’t pay a lot of attention to games.

They are not interchangeable services. Xbox Live Gold is a subscription that provides access to Online Multiplayer gaming and a limited suite of free games each month. Xbox Game Pass gives access to a large list of games for free for the duration of the subscription. Game Pass does NOT, however, give access to online multiplayer gaming on those free games.

Advice

The Xbox Game Pass isn’t for everyone. It does have a few issues that interested families should consider.

  • Many of the games available on the service are rated M. This won’t be a problem for parents who are engaged and interested in the games their kids play. But, it does reduce the overall value of the service for families where only younger kids play video games.
  • The service is expensive. It may not be prohibitively so, but $120 dollars for 12 months is the price of two full price games.
  • Downloading all those games will fill a hard drive up VERY fast. The biggest drive available on an Xbox One is 1 TB so subscribers will want to put some thought into purchasing external memory so you don’t have to delete games every time you want to try something new. We recommend this Seagate External Hard Drive for this purpose.
  • Games aren’t guaranteed to remain on the service forever. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed that their first party games will remain on the service indefinitely, but I think it is pretty safe that they will remain. But, games from companies like Ubisoft and Rockstar Games aren’t under the same protection. They can leave at any time just like shows on Netflix. Its not all bad news though. Microsoft has been adding new games to the service regularly since it was first announced.

Other Guides

There are a ton of other premium video game services out there so we wrote guides for all of them.  Take a look below:

A Parent’s Guide to EA Origins Access

A Parent’s Guide to EA Access

A Parent’s Guide to the Xbox Live Gold

A Parent’s Guide to PlayStation Now

A Parent’s Guide to PlayStation Plus


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Engaged Family Gaming Holiday

Microsoft had a rough year this year with the Xbox One. They had to delay and/or cancel a bunch of games. Fortunately, families have several great options for games to play. Take a look below for our recommendations.

Star Wars Battlefront II


Star Wars is on everyone’s mind right now. How can it not be with Episode 8 looming this holiday season?

Star Wars fans will want to take a look at Star Wars Battlefront II this holiday. It isn’t available for purchase yet as of the time that I published our gift guide, but most early indications from a public beta have been positive. There have been some concerns raised by critics about the micro-transactions that are available in the game, but we don’t have all of the details from the final version of the game yet. We’ll need to wait and see if they end up being a true problem.

Forza Motorsport 7


Another year passes; another Forza game is released for the Xbox One. Last year we were able to race around the Australian Outback in Forza Horizons 3 (which is still a great gift idea in its own right if you have a racing fan in the house). This year we have Forza Motorsports 7. The biggest difference between these two games is where they place their focus on the driving.

Forza Motorsports 7 is a simulation racer so the developer’s attention is focused on crafting as realistic of a racing experience as possible. Forza 7 is also one of a handful of games that is being optimized for play on the Xbox One X so it will be a great way to showcase that new 4K TV Santa brought you!

 

Destiny 2


Destiny 2 is an amazing multiplayer shooter experience set in a cool sci-fi universe. It is also a great compromise for parents looking to find a shooter for their kids to play that isn’t as grim as Call of Duty: WW2 or Battlefield 1.

Cuphead



Ok. This one might be divisive. Cuphead is one of the coolest looking games to be released in years. With that said, it is also incredibly difficult so it will be difficult for inexperienced gamers to fully enjoy.

 

I am putting this game on the list because it is inexpensive, gorgeous, and will definitely appeal to families with kids who LOVE a challenge. Cuphead will push them to the limit, but you’ll love watching it while it happens!

Minecraft


I know I sound like a broken record, but Minecraft should be on top of everyone’s shopping list. It may be one of the best selling games of all time, but there are plenty of kids who don’t have it.

Rocket League



If I told you a few years ago that millions of players would be playing digital soccer using rocket powered cars you’d has told me I was crazy. But, here we are! Rocket League is a game that you will LOVE to watch your kids play. The colors are bright. The action is wild. And the game is just absurd enough that you’ll be laughing the whole time. Don’t sleep on this one. Its great.


Make sure to look at all of our other Holiday Gift Guides for 2017!

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Porsche 918 Spyder

Forza Motorsports 7 was announced during the Microsoft media event at E3 2017. The biggest announcement they had at the time was that the game would include Porsche cars for the first time in franchise history. Today, Microsoft announced the opening of “The Garage.” This is the marketing mechanism for the developers to slowly announce all of the 700 cars that will be in the game at launch. (700. freaking. cars)

The first batch was announced today and included a huge collection of Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Take a look below for the complete list!

2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

 

2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8

2016 Ariel Nomad

1958 Aston Martin DBR1

1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

1998 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V600

2006 Aston Martin #007 Aston Martin Racing DBR9

2008 Aston Martin DBS

2010 Aston Martin One-77

2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato

2012 Aston Martin Vanquish

2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12

2016 Aston Martin Vulcan

2017 Aston Martin DB11

2014 BAC Mono

1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO

1948 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta

1952 Ferrari 375

1953 Ferrari 500 Mondial

1957 Ferrari 250 California

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1963 Ferrari 250LM

1964 Ferrari F-158 F1

1967 Ferrari #24 Ferrari Spa 330 P4

1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4

1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

1971 Ferrari #2 Ferrari Automobili 312 P

1976 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 312T2

1982 Ferrari #71 Ferrari France 512 BB/LM

1982 Ferrari #72 N.A.R.T. 512 BB/LM

1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

1987 Ferrari F40

1989 Ferrari F40 Competizione

1990 Ferrari #1 Scuderia Ferrari 641

1992 Ferrari 512 TR

1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta

1995 Ferrari F50

1996 Ferrari F50 GT

1998 Ferrari #12 Risi Competizione F333 SP

1998 Ferrari #30 MOMO Doran Racing F333 SP

2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello

2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari

2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

2008 Ferrari California

2009 Ferrari 458 Italia

2010 Ferrari 599 GTO

2010 Ferrari 599XX

2011 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione 458 Italia GTC

2011 Ferrari FF

2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta

2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale

2013 Ferrari LaFerrari

2014 Ferrari #51 AF Corse 458 Italia GTE

2014 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione 458 Italia GTLM

2014 Ferrari California T

2014 Ferrari FXX K

2015 Ferrari 488 GTB

2015 Ferrari F12tdf

2012 Hennessey Venom GT

2011 Koenigsegg Agera

2015 Koenigsegg One:1

2016 Koenigsegg Regera

2013 KTM X-Bow R

1967 Lamborghini Miura P400

1986 Lamborghini LM 002

1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

1988 Lamborghini Jalpa

1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV

2008 Lamborghini Reventón

2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera

2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

2013 Lamborghini Veneno

2014 Lamborghini #14 GMG Racing LP 570-4 Super Trofeo

2014 Lamborghini #18 DragonSpeed Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo

2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

2014 Lamborghini Urus

2015 Lamborghini #63 Squadra Corse Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo

2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV

2016 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4

1956 Lotus Eleven

1966 Ford Lotus Cortina

1967 Lotus Type 49

1971 Lotus Elan Sprint

1976 Lotus #5 Team Lotus 77

1990 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190

2000 Lotus 340R

2002 Lotus Esprit V8

2005 Lotus Elise 111S

2009 Lotus 2-Eleven

2011 Lotus Evora S

2012 Lotus Exige S

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven

1939 Maserati 8CTF

1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Pininfarina Berlinetta

1957 Maserati 300 S

1961 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage

1997 Maserati Ghibli Cup

2004 Maserati MC12

2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S

2014 Maserati #35 M.Calamia Swiss Team MC Trofeo

2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4

1966 McLaren M2B

1969 McLaren #4 McLaren Cars M8B

1976 McLaren #11 Team McLaren M23

1988 McLaren #12 Honda McLaren MP4/4

1993 McLaren F1

1997 McLaren F1 GT

2011 McLaren #59 McLaren GT 12C GT3

2011 McLaren 12C

2013 McLaren P1

2014 McLaren #60 Bhaitech 12C GT3

2015 McLaren 570S Coupé

2015 McLaren 650S Coupe

2015 McLaren P1 GTR

2010 Noble M600

2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

2010 Pagani Zonda R

2012 Pagani Huayra

2016 Pagani Huayra BC

1955 Porsche 550A Spyder

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster

1960 Porsche 718 RS 60

1970 Porsche 914/6

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3

1987 Porsche #17 Porsche AG 962C

1987 Porsche #17 Porsche Dunlop 962C

1987 Porsche 959

1989 Porsche 944 Turbo

1993 Porsche 928 GTS

1995 Porsche 911 GT2

1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion

2003 Porsche Carrera GT

2004 Porsche 911 GT3

2008 Porsche #7 Penske Racing RS Spyder Evo

2011 Porsche #45 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR

2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

2015 Porsche #19 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid

2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

2017 Porsche #1 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid

2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

2011 Radical SR8 RX

2015 Radical RXC Turbo

2004 Saleen S7

2016 Spania GTA GTA Spano

2005 TVR Sagaris

2015 Ultima Evolution Coupe 1020

2016 W Motors Lykan HyperSport

2016 Zenvo TS1

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Further Game Play Details for Sea of Thieves Announced

Sea of Thieves is a multiplayer open world game where you gather players to create a crew and go on adventures.  This game has been on the gaming radar for two years and has a projected release of early 2018. Microsoft revealed new gameplay details during a lengthy video demo during their E3 2017 press event.

Developer:  Rare

System:  Xbox One, Windows 10

Release Date:  Early 2018

The beginning of the video explains the world and hints at some of the adventures to be has over the sea, on land, or even underground. The most interesting feature that Rare showed off during the demo was the map system. Players have to use thematically appropriate treasure maps to find their adventures.

The gameplay shown in the demo shows a wide range of what one might encounter in the game.  One of the first things that was shown were the skeleton enemies that can rise out of the ground to attack.  These creatures explode when they are shot by your pistol.  The demo showed a quest where players need to retrieve a chest and bring it back to their ship.  The person holding the chest can’t fight without putting the chest down. This makes teamwork mandatory. Players need to protect their friends’ backs.

Combat isn’t all skeletons though. You can also fight other players in naval battles! This looks like one of the primary sources of player vs player action. We don’t know exactly how it will work yet, but it sure looks exciting!

ESRB Rating Concerns

Its worth noting that we don’t know how the game will be rated by the ESRB yet.  There was a small spray of blood when pirates were injured. It was no worse that the battles with the characters in Horizon Zero Dawn though. Sea of Thieves is worth monitoring for more information as the release approaches.  The fact that the game is an open world multiplayer almost automatically disqualifies it for young gamers.  This may be one for older children (tweens and teens) with support from a parent to monitor the content other players may present.  It is even possible that an M rating will be assigned (although it looks like that is unlikely based on what we’ve seen).   We’ll obviously be providing more information as the game gets closer to release.

 

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Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack and Better Together Update

Release Date: Graphics Pack Fall 2017, Better Together Update Summer 2017

Developer: Mojang

Platform:  Xbox, Xbox X, Switch, Mobile (iOs and Android), Windows 10, and VR
Minecraft had two big announcements in their video revealed for E3.  First, they are putting out a “Better Together” update.  This was revealed in the first portion of their trailer which opens with one of the Minecraft landscapes with the words “Coming this Summer” in pixelated letters.  The camera zooms forward and the next landscape has the words “Community Marketplace”.  What Minecraft is revealing with this trailer is that this summer Minecraft will be available for Crossplay as the game is being unified.  Now gamers can play across several consoles and platforms.  These include;  Xbox, Xbox X, Switch, Mobile (iOs and Android), Windows 10, and VR. Unfortunately, it appears the PlayStation 4 is not a console that will be included in the crossplay program.

The second announcement is revealed in the trailer as the camera zooms into a tunnel and the screen goes dark.  A moment later the camera emerges in the Minecraft world, with a vastly different look.  Coming this fall there will be DLC called the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack which will be available on Xbox One, and Windows 10.  This DLC brings Minecraft into 4k, and while the pixelated aesthetic of Minecraft remain, the visual elements of the game are significantly upgraded.  The way they are incorporating the quintessential Minecraft look while integrating 4K is accomplished with lighting and shadowing.  The sky alone in the first look at the Super Duper Graphics Pack demonstrates the change.  Sunlight is streaming through a light fog over the ground while clouds above maintain their pixelated shape.  The trees below still look pixelated, but they are much smaller squares and have a more refined look.  As the camera and the characters move there is a significant amount of shadowing that go along also giving the game a vastly different and richer look.  With the level of detail, to get the most out of the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack, you would need to have an Xbox One or a higher quality computer that is equipped for this level of graphics.  For those gamers who are ready to change up the Minecraft aesthetic, and have the 4K level computer or Xbox One, this is the perfect DLC.

 

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Forza Motorsport 7 Announced

Forza Motorsport 7 was officially announced during the Microsoft press briefing. The Motorsports series alternates with the Forza Horizon games so this wasn’t much of a surprise. It was great to see the game looking fantastic running in 4K resolution thanks to the newly announced Xbox One X.

Forza Motorsport 7 is the most recent iteration in a long time of realistic driving and racing simulators for the Xbox franchise. Forza 7 draws the actual tracks and race cars from around the world and renders them with near photorealistic realism. While this series is often held as an example of the Xbox’s high graphic power throughout the ages, the series is considered one of the best realistic racing games ever, and holds that title with sequel after successful sequel.


Why is this Awesome?

This is the just about the closest a family gamer is going to get to a realistic racing experience outside of setting foot inside a race car. If that is an experience that you or your younger family gamers enjoy, then this will let you sink deep into the experience. Previous Forza titles have let you do deep under the hood and allow for extensive customization, and I expect Forza 7 to be no different.

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