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How to unlock ‘very high’ quality Xbox One streaming

Reddit posters have found a way to unlock a higher quality XB1 stream on your Windows 10 desktop PC.

One of the coolest features of Windows 10, if you have an Xbox One, is the ability to stream your console games to your Desktop Pc or Laptop, provided they�re on the same network.

Streaming your Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC is easy, and the reviews of it say it is one of best quality, less lag setups they have ever seen and tested, but recently some Reddit users have posted up a little ‘registry hack’ trick to make it even much better.

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One of the coolest features of Windows 10, if you have an Xbox One, is the ability to stream your console games to your Desktop Pc or Laptop, provided they’re on the same network. It’s something I find myself using surprisingly often – especially when my kids are hogging the TV, and I have an overwhelming urge to shoot stuff or jump on things.

I use an Xbox 360 controller connected to my PC, and everything is mapped out as it should be – it’s all rather magical, provided you’re on a wired connection, or have Wi-Fi that’s up to the task. If Xbox One Streaming does have a problem though, it’s one of quality. Even on the highest available setting, the visual quality of the stream means games look worse than they should (though, it has to be said, better than PlayStation TV’s remote play – and less laggy, too).

Some enterprising chaps over at Reddit have found a way to unlock a higher quality stream, and it’s easy to do. Here’s how:

[Close your Xbox App before you begin]

  • Step 1: Open File Explorer, and copy/paste this location:
    C:Users%USERNAME%AppDataLocalPackages
  • Step 2: Scroll down and open the folder that starts with "Microsoft.XboxApp…"
  • Step 3: Open the folder LocalState
  • Step 4: Right click the file called "userconsoledata" and choose Open With.. (select Notepad or Wordpad)
  • Step 5: Change this:
    false
    into this: true
  • Step 6: Now open the Xbox App, begin streaming- and in the top right of the stream window, click the ((o)) button to select Very High.

Checkit:

I’ve done it myself, and can attest that it not only works – but improves the quality of the stream dramatically. What it seems to do is remove the limit on network bandwidth available to the Xbox One app – so even if you weren’t getting great performance on high, you may have better streaming on "very high." Here’s the wonderful Ori and the Blind Forest, streamed to PC:

And here, from the same Reddit thread, is a comparison between World of Tanks on High and Very High, clickable, to save your bandwidth.

High: http://i.imgur.com/OKgmjxI.png
Very High: http://i.imgur.com/VJ41dRS.png


So what do you think, and have you tried the Windows 10 to Xbox One hook-up yet?

NEWS SOURCE: How to unlock ‘very high’ quality Xbox One streaming in Windows 10 (via) LazyGamer

Titanfall�s Xbox Exclusivity was Necessary

But it Limited the Market says Zampella – But that all changes with Titanfall 2 coming out on both platforms this time around!

Titanfall was one of the biggest games of last year, garnering millions of sales, high critical praise, and launching a new franchise. PS4 fans will get a chance to see what all the fuss is about TF2.

Recently the developers behind the very successful Titanfall, explain why they had to be exclusive to Xbox One, even tho sadly it ended up limiting their market alot, since the PlayStation 4 sold more hardware units then the Xbox One did, which made them very sad.

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In a series of tweets, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella goes a little bit into why the decision to make Titanfall an Xbox exclusive game was so important. It all started when one gamer expressed some frustration to Zampella, tweeting "titanwhat ? lets hope its more sucessful than the first one, great move with Xbox by the way". Zampella responded "You seem hurt, is it just the xbox thing?"

After a bit of prodding, the upset gamer clarified, saying "no, it’s a greedy developer thing, far too many of them around, it’s tough when business decisions go wrong…I just don’t understand why a developer would limit their market, unless they have to, doesn’t make sense to me."

Zampella admitted to the fact that the Xbox exclusivity deal did limit their market, but that he and the team felt it was necessary in order for them to be able to finish the game. "I felt we needed to do it. We were a small team starting from scratch. Not greed, it limited our market. +chance to finish." The discussion ended with Zampella promising that the future would be much more inclusive, with Titanfall 2 heading to other platforms beyond Xbox. "That will be fixed. We want as many as possible to play our games!"


So there you go, a little bit of truth out of them, anyhow not to worry TF2 will be coming out sometime next year for all to enjoy.

NEWS SOURCE: Titanfall�s Xbox Exclusivity was Necessary but it Limited the Market says Zampella (via) Titanfall

Divinity: Original Sin Overview Trailer

Unveiled at Gamescom for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and launching this fall

Celebrate the Gamescom 2015 kick-off as Larian’s Studios’ multi-award winner Divinity Original Sin unveils the Overview Trailer of its Enhanced Edition, which brings the famous classic-RPG to PS4/XB1.

You wanted RPG’s, and you are getting RPG’s, and early to, not next year, but this year and launching for both XB1 and PS4 systems.

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In a first for current generation consoles, Divinity: Original Sin is bringing couch co-op to RPGs with split-screen. Explore a deceitfully vibrant world on your own, or with a friend, together, or independently. When venturing together, you’ll share the same screen-space (with console-comfortable controls and UI!), but move apart, and the screen dynamically and seamlessly splits allowing you to explore the entire world apart… (But that could make the living room awkward!)

Work together, however, and Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition will offer you dynamic, turn-based combat with a range of elemental spells and abilities intertwined with environmental hazards to be exploited against the enemies, or yourselves! Shock, burn, smash, and poison your way through a huge, vibrant world as you weave your way through an epic story, playing your own way, and at your own pace.

To suit different playstyles, players will be able to pick a difficulty setting to match their needs. Explorer mode will offer an adventure with a sprinkle of challenge for Source Hunters keen to explore Rivellon, whereas Tactician Mode will throw tweaked, hand-crafted battle-situations at players, designed to crush even the most experienced Divinity veterans.


So what you think about the return of this RPG world to the current generation of consoles?

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Sony is buying more third-party exclusives for PS4

Says Xbox Boss, as they now focus more on first-party content for their Xbox One console instead

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that market share has nothing to do with the third-party exclusive we are seeing on PlayStation 4 console, it’s all about the money, as Sony is willing to dish it out.

Gamescom is rolling along just fine, and also rolling along is the outright console war between the two rivals, with the Xbox boss taking a stab this week at Sony for dishing out money for silly third-party exclusives, this comes after the earlier news this week that Microsoft is now going to focus its efforts on first-party games instead.

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Speaking to GameSpot about third-party exclusives on PS4, Spencer said: "So, they don’t "gobble" the deals up. They buy them. You know, I read the same things you do, and I know some people think it’s somehow less expensive to sign third-party exclusives if you have a bigger market-share. I can tell you, it has nothing to do with market share."

He added: "When you go in to do a deal, with a third party, that third party has its own view of the global market and the value of it. And they should, they should think about their assets and how valuable they are, just like anyone would when they are selling their goods."

For Spencer the focus is on building a must-have library of exclusive first-party titles for the Xbox One.

"So we’re making a conscious decision to focus on our first-party games," he explained. "It doesn’t make it harder or easier, it’s just a decision. I do think that building up first-party exclusives is creatively more difficult than signing a deal, just by the nature of what it is."

That might sound like a bit of dig at Sony, but Spencer assures that he’s a big fan of some of Sony’s first-party teams.

"I’ll point out too that Sony has some great first-party franchises. I’m a big fan of Uncharted, I thought that looked great at E3. I really admire the team at Naughty Dog, the team at Polyphony," he said.


So is our group of loyal fanboys here on MaxConsole, ready to attack Phil for his words or defend him, do you think he is right, do you think Sony is doing the right move, or do you think Microsoft has the right plan of action instead, it is full on console war this week!

NEWS SOURCE: Sony is buying third-party exclusives for PS4, says Xbox boss (via) VideoGamer

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Nintendo Has Sold More amiibo than Wii U

So far 10.5 million amiibo’s have been sold already compare to 9.54 million Wii U consoles globally!

Nintendo of Japan just released a new corporate social responsibility report, and while that might sound pretty boring on its face, it comes with this interesting tidbit, that amiibo sales are better.

Nintendo seems to be doing very well with their line-up of plastic collectable NFC toys that unlock DLC or add characters to their video games, in fact they sold more amiibo’s already since their release a few months ago, compare to the years of lifetime of Wii U sales.

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According to the report, Nintendo had sold 10.5 million amiibo. In the same timeframe, it had sold just 9.54 million Wii U consoles globally. In some ways, that’s not a surprise given the price and functionality of each-amiibo are collectible figurines with gameplay hooks, while a Wii U is, well, just a console and you only need one of those-but still, the number is pretty fascinating all the same. That’s a lot of amiibo.

And yet, that’s just half the story. Nintendo’s report mentions that the figures are accurate only as of March 2015. As of June 30, Nintendo has sold 10.01 Wii Us, which is a pretty modest increase. But as of July 29, Nintendo has sold 14.7 million amiibo.


So what you think of the sales so far of amiibo? — Now if only big ‘N’ could manage to get at least two big more games released for the Wii U console THIS year, they would have a good chance to catch up to Xbox One and pass them again, but that is not going to happen, as development of new games are already moving onto the NX, now the big question is how is sales of the NX going to be like?

NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo Has Sold More amiibo than Wii Us (via) HardCoreGamer

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Microsoft Will No Longer Pay for Xbox One Exclusives

The company will focus on first party titles

Microsoft is preparing to deliver a range of exclusive titles in the fall season and it seems that the future of their Xbox will be focused on 1st-party titles, with no more buying of 3rd-party games.

It’s GAME OVER, for 3rd-party studios hoping to become the next Lara with their game exclusive to Xbox in exchange for nice fat paycheck, because Microsoft has decided to switch the flow of money for new games towards their own in-house 1st-party studios.

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Phil Spencer, who leads the gaming division at Microsoft, is quoted in a new interview from the China Joy 2015 event as saying that the company will invest in its biggest franchises and will try to evolve them in interesting ways.

He adds, "I want to have strong third party relations, but paying for many third party exclusives isn’t our long term strategy. This year, the fact that we’re shipping Halo 5, Gears of War, Forza 6, Fable, we can only do that and build that best line-up we’ve ever seen really on the back of franchises that we own. It’s great to have Tomb Raider as part of our line-up, but investing in first party, you’ll see more of that at gamescom next week, is really core to our strategy."

A lot of gamers were surprised when Rise of the Tomb Raider was announced as a timed exclusive for the Xbox One and questioned whether the title is big enough to attract new players to the platform.

The task of the new Lara Croft adventure is made even harder by the fact that it arrives on the same day as Fallout 4.

Despite a price cut that was initially temporary and then became permanent the Microsoft home console has failed to close the sales gap to the rival PlayStation 4.

The Sony device has managed to deliver more units to customers in North America for all but one of the months of 2015 and is also in the lead worldwide.

Microsoft is saying that the delivery of exclusives like Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Halo 5: Guardians will allow the Xbox One to dominate the crucial months of the fall and winter.

A boost is also expected as more gamers adopt Windows 10 on their PCs and get an Xbox One in order to expand their gaming opportunities.

Sony is focusing more on exclusive content for major titles like Destiny and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 in order to keep the PlayStation 4 in the sales lead.


So what you think of this news, does it sound like Microsoft is worried about the large amount of PlayStation 4’s that been sold, and they are now trying to grab more sales in the form of solid exclusives that can’t in any shape, form appear on rival consoles in the future.

NEWS SOURCE: Microsoft Will No Longer Pay for Xbox One Exclusives (via) SoftPedia

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Your mouse will soon work with your Xbox One

Beneath that shiny exterior, the XB1 is basically, a glorified gaming PC in a slightly smaller frame

As such, wouldn’t it be great if you could play RTS games on the machine with your keyboard and mouse? And if Microsoft’s Phil Spencer is to be believed, the full support is coming in the near future!

At the rate it is going by end of this year, your Xbox One console will basically be an Windows 10 set-top-box that you can’t upgrade any of the parts inside, a gaming and semi-PC rig at only $349 running Windows 10 along with a keyboard/mouse and hooks up to your TV.

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The executive was asked on Twitter if it’d be possible to stream games from a Windows machine to the Xbox — in the opposite direction to how the company has set up its game streaming system. In response, he said that it’d require keyboard and mouse support for it to work, crucially adding "those aren’t far away."

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has often spoke about bringing the disparate elements of the Windows businesses into a more cohesive single entity. When Windows 10 was announced, it was with the subtitle "one product family, one platform, one store," and the move should help the gaming division tie in with its siblings. After all, with keyboard and mouse support, the console could support the majority of Windows 10 apps that are being crafted, and could even drive hardware sales. Hell, we’re perversely hoping that there’s a way that we can access a text editor so that we can write the news and play Halo at the same time. Yes, we know — we do need to get more.


So what you think, do you like the idea of your Xbox One turning into basically, a very low-end non-upgradable Windows PC?

NEWS SOURCE: Your mouse will soon work with your Xbox One (via) EnGadget

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 – First GamePlay Trailer

Today Activision Publishing, Inc. has shared a new gameplay trailer for Tony Hawk�s� Pro Skater� 5.

Backed with punk band Plague Vendor�s track Black Sap Scriptures the video shows skateboarding pros and hidden characters classic trick combos in brand new levels and tons of skaters ripping together.

Finally, we get to see some gameplay action for the new Tony Hawk we been waiting it seems forever for.

Also noted in this PR release, is that those picking up the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are warned there is no ONLINE.

If you wish to get into some heavy-duty multi-player action with your network buddies, you will need an Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

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Today Activision Publishing, Inc. has shared a new gameplay trailer for Tony Hawk’s� Pro Skater 5. Backed with punk band Plague Vendor’s track "Black Sap Scriptures", the video shows skateboarding pros and hidden characters, classic trick combos in brand new levels and tons of skaters ripping together. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is expected to arrive in Europe on 2nd October, 2015 for PlayStation�4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 rekindles the signature style of classic Pro Skater games in a brand-new set of levels with the same renowned focus on daring objectives and fine-tuned controls – including manuals and reverts – for endless sessions and high-scoring tricks. Expansive, seamless online multiplayer means you can quickly jump into the action with up to 20 friends and challengers at one time.

Pretty much everything you could do in single player in past THPS games, you can now do online with friends in THPS5, like missions, unlocking new content and levelling up… or if your skills are on point, go head-to-head against all takers in competitive matches. Adding to the online insanity, you can create your own skate parks then share them with the community. If your creation is good enough, you might find the Birdman himself in there nailing 900’s!

Shredders, take note: the online features are exclusive to the PlayStation�4 and Xbox One versions of the game.

For the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation�3 computer entertainment system versions, confirmation of exact release dates will follow, but are anticipated to release prior to the end of the year. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation�3 versions will not have online play.

Join the community on Facebook at facebook.com/TonyHawkGames and on Twitter and Instagram at @tonyhawkgames.


So what you think of the new Tony Hawk game, personally I think TH is too old, kids today would not really understand him, and sales will flop like it did with TH4, that really the game developers should have picked a new lead skateboarder like Shane O’Neill to get today’s generation into the game, and have more sales, unless they think grandpa’s are buying and playing on XB1 and PS4.

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Gothic Creators and Nordic Games Announce ELEX

Piranha Bytes, creator of the Gothic and Risen series, have just unveiled their new project!

The creators of Gothic turn over a new leaf together with Nordic Games and tackle their first new, collaborative project: ELEX. For release on PC and current-gen consoles (XB1 and PS4) in Winter 2016.

A big new game has just been announced that is currently in development for our Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, and to be released by late Winter 2016 or Early 2017, and from the initial teaser posted below in their press release it looks worth waiting for.

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Nordic Games + Piranha Bytes = ELEX

The creators of Gothic turn over a new leaf together with Nordic Games and tackle their first new, collaborative project: ELEX

Nordic Games teams up with veteran studio Piranha Bytes to work on their first collaborative and new project: ELEX. The Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial open-world RPG is scheduled to release in Winter 2016/2017 on PC and current gen console platforms. This is by far the most ambitious project for Piranha Bytes and Nordic Games to-date.

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"To say we are excited to see this new project unfold in the hands of Piranha Bytes is an understatement. ELEX is going to be edgy, dark, uncompromising, complex, and we love it already," comments Reinhard Pollice Business & Product Development Director at Nordic Games. "We will be premiering a vertical slice build at Gamescom 2015, more info will be released in due time."


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"Apart from being enthusiastic about the cooperation with Nordic Games, it is great to know, that we will have ample creative freedom with ELEX, which is a very important factor for us" said Bj�rn Pankratz, Game Director at Piranha Bytes. "We can’t wait to show you a completely new game experience with a fresh setting, new assets and plenty of possibilities."


About ELEX

ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic series, set in a brand new post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe that puts players into a huge, seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.

Website: http://www.ELEXgame.com
Forum: http://community.ELEXgame.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ELEXgame

About Nordic Games GmbH

Nordic Games GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordic Games Group AB, focusing on computer- and video games for PC/MAC/Linux and present/past console platforms. Founded in 2011, the Vienna/Austria based company puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. The core portfolio comprises products and brands which have been acquired from various parties (THQ and others), and further acquisitions of IPs and trademarks will follow.

The company will pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide.


So what you think of the above, is it a game you will be looking forward to playing when it finally comes out in 2017?

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GTA – Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part 2 Coming Soon

Includes the debut of the previously PC-exclusive ‘The Lab’ radio station across all four consoles!

Rockstar is pleased to announce that the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part 2 will arrive for all platforms next week on Wednesday July 8th. Stay tuned to MaxConsole for more details on next week’s update.

GTA Online just keeps on getting better, bigger, stronger, nastier, more evil, and all that stuff, and next week you will be able to spend some of that hard-earned cash you earn by raping and murdering, and robbing others in GTA with a ton of new fancy toys to enjoy.

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Hi all,

We’re pleased to announce that the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two will arrive for all platforms next week, on Wednesday July 8th. This new collection of extravagant attire and potent transportation also includes the debut of the previously PC-exclusive ‘The Lab’ radio station across all four console platforms.

Stay tuned for more details on next week’s update, including particulars for our second Ill-Gotten Gains Social Club Event Weekend kicking off on Friday, July 10th. For players who didn’t get last year’s Independence Day Special, look for the return of old favorites at reduced rates, including the Firework Rocket Launcher.

Let us know if you have questions.

Thanks, Bella


Here is all the details so far, enjoy the drooling over the toys that you will soon be able to get, so better start robbing banks today!

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