It only been on the marketplace since November 16th, for the Xbox One console and PC'ers and already it has become a viral run-away hit with the game quickly passing over One Million Digital Downloads
Just before Chainsawesome Games take a break for the extra long Black Friday weekend, they had enough time to draft up this short PR as they are so proud their little indie game released last week on the Xbox One called 'Knight Squad' and priced at only $14.99 has become an overnight hit with over One Million Digital Downloads in no time at all, here is all the juicy details:
Since Knight Squad's launch on November 16, players have spent quite a bit of time kicking large stone soccer balls, chasing their friends with laser guns, trampling anything in their way atop speeding horses, and swearing profusely as one lone arrow ended their Juggernaut streak.
This week, the multiplayer hit surpassed one million downloads on Xbox One and Steam combined, and Chainsawesome Games would like to thank everyone who partied with Knight Squad so far. With more 3 million games played and over 77 million knights sent to their deaths, Knight Squad has quickly become the best way to dive back into classic top-down arena madness. It's also the only way we can think of to find out how drill versus lightning staff would go down.
But the fun is just beginning! Knight Squad is out now on Steam, and there's still time to grab it absolutely free on Xbox One as part of Games with Gold. So gather up to seven friends, pick your knight, and prepare to battle it out I'll-never-talk-to-you-again-style across nine different games modes.
Again, a big thank you from the team at Chainsawesome, and may your knight be forever spared a humiliating death by stray arrow.
The best thing if you have 'Games with Gold' on your Live Account, there is still a chance to grab it right now for FREE, so hurry up and do so, put down your early Turkey sandwich you just made, and grab a controller and click on 'download now' because it will be well worth it.
Xbox One and PlayStation 4 got yesterday an amazing new Team-Player Mode to enjoy in GTA Online
Rockstar is proud to be in the spirit and tradition of American Football this Thanksgiving week, so they have presented a whole new mode entitled 'Running Back' to enjoy with your friends this Holiday
So you bored this holiday, and Destiny is not your in-thing, well not to worry as Rockstar has upgraded GTA Online, and added a whole new mode to enjoy this holiday weekend with all your online gaming buddies, you will be having tons of fun you might even forgot to leave your bedroom to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your family!
Today, we've got a brand-new addition to the permanent roster of GTA Online Adversary Modes for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
In the spirit and tradition of American Football this Thanksgiving week, we present a new mode entitled "Running Back".
Two teams (a total of 4-8 players) square off from opposing sides of a roadway. The elusive Runner, behind the wheel of a Benefactor Panto, must go the distance and get across the end zone line at the far end of the highway with the help of their offensive teammates in BF Biftas. Meanwhile, their defensive-minded opponents (also in Biftas) must ruthlessly block, crash and pummel their way to try to stop them.
This new mode is available at three different locations: Raton Canyon Bridge, La Mesa Bridge and Zancudo Tunnel.
Tune in later today on Twitch or YouTube to see us playing Running Back and other recently released Adversary Modes at 5pm Eastern with special guests.
Sadly, I been so busy with my holidays, I forgot to post this news item yesterday, or you all missed out on the Twitch feed mentioned above, very sorry about that, but I have finished traveling so now I here all Black Friday week to keep all you bored gamers updated!
Latest Rumors are that XBTwo and PS5 are coming faster than expected!
Various reports are suggesting that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two are expected to be revealed as early as 2018 a whole 2 years earlier than the expected end of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Oneís lifecycle.
This week the internet been ranting over various new rumor reports that both Sony and Microsoft are gearing up development already on the next consoles, and that along with AMD are working on releasing the new babies for us to buy by year 2018, only a short time after we just got our PS4 and XB1 learning how to walk and talk, we going to have to be out in the stores again looking to buy a whole new set of diapers (games) for yet another new box that will be hooked up to our also new 4K TV sets, that this new gaming generation from the two companies will be claiming that their games will support it, but I give this fact just as much salt its worth like the rumor itelf.
Rumours of the earlier-than-expected release date of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Two have surfaced online since it was reported that AMD is already planning to provide performance boosts with a new APU for the next-generation consoles. The new APU is expected to perform five-times faster than the ones currently found on Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. The performance boost is intended to allow support for virtual reality headsets which are expected to be a lot more embraced in three years' time.
Since virtual reality is very demanding in performance even at 1080p full HD resolution, it's also expected that the new consoles will have native support for 4K resolution graphics. There are already numerous 4K TVs in the market and is becoming more prominent with consumers. Support for 4K resolution graphics seems to be a natural step forward in the progression of gaming consoles.
Since the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One have only been in the market for just two years, there's the question of backwards compatibility. It's being speculated that the PS4 and the Xbox One's games will continue to work on the new consoles straight out of the box. This could also mean that Microsoft may push it even further by having Xbox 360 games supported by the Xbox Two. This will be possible if AMD will continue to support the x86 architecture for its new APUs.
With the growing marketability of video streaming services, it's been suggested that the new consoles will also push the capabilities of online streaming. This essentially means that Sony and Microsoft will focus on providing digital downloads and streaming games instead of physical discs. However, both consoles will still have physical discs in their initial release. The focus on streaming also suggests that the new consoles will essentially function as a traditional gaming machine first, and a media streaming device second.
The typical lifespan of game consoles are usually between five and seven years, and it's becoming more apparent that Sony and Microsoft will be breaking this rule with the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Two. As of now, all of these are just rumours, but with the speed of advancements of technology, perhaps these speculations do carry a lot of weight regardless.
Well if this does turn out in 2018 to become true, maybe its time we all vote with our wallets and buy Nintendo's NX system instead!
The special edition Xbox One Armed Forces controller, which sports a camouflage pattern to give it a military look, is coming back.
Last year, the Xbox One Armed Forces controller was so popular in sales, customers that missed out grabbing it back then were whining to Microsoft for more, and they have finally decided to re-release the Special Edition again for limited time over the Holidays, so if you want them to be happy, your gaming friends or kids, make sure to grab one of these babies before they are gone yet again.
Microsoft has announced that the controller, originally released in October 2014, will start showing up again at retailers starting on November 23.
Apparently, the first run of controllers sold through. Microsoft writes on its product page that the Armed Forces controller is "back by popular demand." The only difference over the original unit appears to be that this new one has a 3.5mm stereo jack, while the first model did not.
The controller will sell for $65, which is $5 north of what the standard pad goes for. The camo controller was originally accompanied by a matching headset, and that remains available to buy for $60.
It's not the only special edition Xbox One controller, as others include the Lunar White and Covert Forces units. In addition, special edition controllers based on Halo 5: Guardians and Forza 6 are available. On top of those, you can also buy the new Elite transforming Xbox One controller for $150.
So if your in-thing is to own every type of 'limited or special' edition modded controller/case out there, better grab this one now!
Wow. Canít believe the day is finally here. Deadpool, released for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. And did I mention itís a HO-HO-HOLIDAY B-B-BUNDLE!?! See inside for link to launch trailer.
So the comical game Deadpool has leap from the old consoles to the new generation finally, and its available right now for XB1 & PS4.
Wow. Can't believe the day is finally here. Deadpool - MY thrilling/exciting/soul-uplifting third-person action game from YOURS TRULY...and Activision Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment might have had something to do with it, but enough about them - is out now for the PlayStationģ4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. (OUR LITTLE BABY'S ALL GROWN UP!) (maybe now we can take that vacation to hike the Inca trail like we'd always planned).
And did I mention it's a HO-HO-HOLIDAY B-B-BUNDLE!?! That's right, since the holidays are apparently upon us (we wouldn't know, we only celebrate Lyndon Baines Johnson Day) (he married a bird!), your purchase of Deadpool comes rolled up in all kinds of goodies:
Deadpool, which, as we've established, is a video game and is very good and nice.
All of the DLC (i loved that band!) for Deadpool, including:
Two bonus challenge maps: "GRT Plaza" and "Inside the Tower."
The Uncanny X-Force and D-Pooly suits for looking gooooood in Infinite Mode.
My respect (no cash value, may not be redeemed in Europe or anywhere else for that matter).
And oh my ME (the only higher power we recognize), the FEATURES, you guys: a top cut of gun-and-katana-seared action, drizzled with an aioli (it's just flavoured mayonnaise!) of manic sass and quips. And mutant powers? Uhhhh, YEA. We got mutant powers. Turbo-healing factor and teleportation much?
Deadpool can be obtained at this exact moment on the PlayStationģ4 system and Xbox One in Europe. And just like a good cabernet, it's rated PEGI 18. Now, let's toss it over to the "REAL" heroes: corporations!
So are you going to grab this game, and sit down and enjoy some off-the-wall humor before the holidays start?
Knight Squad is finally here! Pick your knight and face off against up to seven friends―what's that, where are you going to sit so many people? It won't matter when you're all doing the ol' ROFL.
Holidays are almost here, and you going to have alot of people visiting, so what better way to get everyone into a Happy Holiday mode, by firing up the latest and most popular party game now available on your Xbox One console, or amazing PC Gaming Rig.
Knight Squad, the frantic and (loosely) medieval-themed party game by Chainsawesome Games, is out today and ready to pep up your next social gathering with top-down arena madness. Up to eight buddies can battle it out locally or online in head-spinning action reminiscent of well-loved classics like Bomberman.
From wild team deathmatch to crazy full-contact soccer, Knight Squad's nine different game modes provide the best mail-on-mail entertainment this season.
If you have an Xbox Live Gold membership, you can download the game for free starting today. Get in on Knight Squad before it disappears from November's Games with Gold lineup!
Also out today is Knight Squad: Extra Chivalrous, a downloadable content pack featuring four extra game modes and three additional knights. The Extra Chivalrous DLC is yours free of charge if you supported Knight Squad on Steam Early Access. Catch a glimpse of the Arms Race, Jail Break, Soul Hunter, and Serial Killer modes over on Chainsawesome's YouTube channel.
Thanks to the release of Halo 5, Microsoft has beaten Sony for the second time this year Ė proving just how close sales are in America.
Once again, Microsoft has proven it takes its 'flagship' Halo series to push sales of their Xbox consoles, as once Halo 5 finally launched on the new Xbox One platform, it was finally able to push sales up high enough in the states to allow Xbox to overtake the PlayStation.
Halo 5: Guardians was the best-selling game in the US last month, and thanks to its success the Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 for the first time since April.
Official sales figures are never released but unofficial estimates suggest around 300,000 to 350,00 Xbox Ones were sold during October. What the PlayStation 4 did isn't clear, but sales have always been close enough in the US that any small advantage, such as a price promotion or major exclusive, can push the Xbox One ahead of Sony's home console.
The situation is similar in the UK, but the Xbox One is well behind in mainland Europe and Japan - so much so that overall lifetime sales are around 10.5 million to 27. 5 million, in Sony's favour.
Microsoft clearly haven't given up though, and they claim the Xbox One saw 81 per cent growth compared to this time last year and record Xbox Live usage.
What's interesting is that their approach is very different to Sony's, who for the second Christmas running has had no major format exclusive on the PlayStation 4. Last year all they had was Driveclub, which didn't work properly for months, and this year all they have is Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection - which as you can see below was outsold by Wii U exclusive Yoshi's Woolly World.
The second biggest new entry in October in the US was Assassin's Creed Syndicate at number three, followed by WWE 2K16 at number five, and Rock Band 4 at number 10. Although whether that means it beat rival music game Guitar Hero Live is unclear, as Rock Band 4 came out first.
U.S. all formats chart - October
(-) Halo 5: Guardians (XO)
(1) NBA 2K16 (PS4/XO/360/PS3)
(-) Assassin's Creed Syndicate (PS4/XO)
(2) Madden NFL 16 (PS4/XO/360/PS3)
(-) WWE 2K16 (PS4/XO/360/PS3)
(4) FIFA 16 (PS4/XO/360/PS3)
(5) Destiny: The Taken King (PS4/XO/360/PS3)
(-) Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)
(-) Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
(-) Rock Band 4 (XO/PS4)
So what do you think, will Microsoft be able to pull down another win in a row, with November, and Black Friday, so far most USA stores are selling the Xbox One for only $239 and throwing in an extra free game ontop of the bundle deals, compared to PS4 when is bit more at $249 most places with less free games plus less exclusive Holiday releases, so its going to be tough battle in November.
Do you have the guts it takes to survive for 24 hours? - If so, you can win a trip!
Xbox is making 8 people stand on a billboard for 24 hours whilst it throws intense wind and snow at them!
Are you a real true fan of Tomb Raider, do you have the guts it takes to survive like Lara in the worst possible place in the world?
Well, Microsoft wants to find out, and they are picking 8 fans to stand on billboard for 24 hours, as all the other loyal fans get to stand indoors and watch the action from their comfy warm chair and vote of course of what next is going to get dish out to those standing!
Xbox is subjecting eight people to intense wind, Arctic cold, sudden heat, and snow whilst standing on a billboard for 24 hours.
The "survival billboard" stunt is designed to promote the latest game in the Lara Croft franchise, "Rise of the Tomb Raider," which is set in Siberia.
The eight contestants will have their plight live-streamed on a dedicated website and Twitch from 1pm GMT/8am EST on Thursday. Sadist viewers can vote for the harsh weather conditions inflicted on the competition entrants.
The last person standing on the ledge, which is situated on a real billboard in London, will win "a trip inspired by Tomb Raider."
The live ad is still running, so make sure to tune in and throw some snowballs at those still barely standing now, and if you think that is silly and not brave enough, then watch the following video, as Microsoft is going to step up the game in the next adventure they are picking 4 people that have only 48 hours to Escape from Siberia just like Lara Croft herself has to do in the Rise of Tomb Raider game.
Time to wave goodbye one last time, before you update to the new Xbox One experience
The 'New Xbox One Experience' software update, which launches tomorrow, will kill off support for Kinect in the Xbox One's user interface.
When Xbox One experience starts to roll out to your console tomorrow, it will be bringing in a wave of new features and experiences to enjoy on your Xbox One box, but at the same time it will be waving out that little add-on on top of your TV which was called Kinect.
Speaking in the softest of softball interviews with fansite Windows Central, Mike Ybarra, who leads the team behind the new update was asked about support for Kinect in the new update, and said that it's over:
"On gestures, when we looked at the New Xbox One Experience we wanted to prioritize features that customers were asking for, plus areas of improvement from the existing Xbox One UI. Then, we wanted to look at the use-case model of features that take a lot of investment and say,'Is it worth continuing to invest in that area?'
"With gestures, the reality was the usage was very, very low. So for now, we've cut that from the New Xbox One Experience. So when we launch on the 12th, they won't be in the product. We'll continue to monitor and listen to feedback to see if people want them in."
Wave goodbye. Except you can't
Presumably this means that you'll still be able to play games that support Kinect with the camera and mic - you just won't be swishing your arms around to navigate around the UI.
The peripheral was originally bundled with the console at launch but soon fell out of favour with gamers who just wanted a more affordable console with fewer gimmicks. Since then, and following a significant lag behind Sony's PS4, Microsoft has done a 180-turn and has done everything it can to win back gamers' hearts and minds.
Tomorrow's update is the most significant since the launch of the Xbox One and brings with it support for Windows 10 'Universal Apps', which should make it easier for apps to run cross-platform, on everything from Xbox One to Windows Phone. Perhaps the biggest immediate boon for gamers though is backwards compatibility for 104 Xbox 360 games.
So remember if you want to 'wave goodbye' to your Kinect, remember to do so before applying the new Xbox One Experience, but overall what do you think, is it wise for Microsoft to put another nail in the coffin for Kinect in order to bring in all the new features?
Ads from GameStop, Target, Best Buy leak online, and most are offering the PS4 or Xbox One for $299
Black Friday will be here before you know it. Ahead of the annual shopping bonanza, the video game retailer's Black Friday advertisement has leaked, showing off all 319 items featured in the sale,
The weekend called Black Friday is coming up fast in America, and its when a large section of Holiday Shopping is done, most stores claim they do more business on that one day, then they do on the other 364 days in the year combined, and that means they like to offer big discounts, early birds, door crashers and tons of other reasons for you to brave the crowds and stand in lines for hours.
Black Friday will be here before you know it. Ahead of the annual shopping bonanza, the video game retailer's Black Friday advertisement has leaked, showing off all 319 items featured in the sale, which begins November 27. Some of the best deals include $299 PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles.
Other good deals include $50 off all Xbox One bundles, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for $30, and $20 off the new Lunar White Xbox One controller. In addition, GameStop will give you a free copy of Assassin's Creed Unity if you buy Assassin's Creed Syndicate, while a buy two/get one deal will run all weekend long for pre-owned games and hardware.
These are just a small fraction of GameStop's Black Friday offers. Unlike many other retailers, GameStop will not be open on Thanksgiving Day out of respect for its employees. Instead, GameStop stores across the country will open in the early morning of November 27.
So what do you think about the Black Friday deals so far, from the various leaks of ads from top big box stores in America?