I try my hand at the new Madden 15 for Xbox One. The controls are smoother and I like the gamecalling flow that they’ve adopted. My only complaint is there’s no variety in Madden games thanks to the monopoly on sports games. It just seems like the same game with more polish and an updated roster. Here’s a peek at my Twitch Stream in the video below.
Major Nelson has released a video showing exactly how broadcasting your games to Twitch from the Xbox One will work. The setup seems simple enough. Sign up for a Twitch account, make sure your privacy shows you as online and allow the broadcasting app to get an accurate read of your bandwidth. When you’re ready to broadcast, say “Xbox Broadcast” and confirm the broadcast. You can also view your friend’s stream and follow their channels. One of the barriers to Twitch streaming has always been the setup, now that is removed. I wondered whether they would allow the Kinect to also stream video of the streamer and it’s confirmed they will. Anyway, check the video and see for yourself. You can catch my streams here on GamingGawd.com as soon as March 11th hits. They’ve paired the release of Twitch.tv streaming with one of Xbox One’s biggest games this year, Titanfall. See ya online – Gamertag – Cybersoulja
Project Spark symbolizes what most gamers growing up wanted, an easy way to make their own games. True, at that age, the amount of work that was actually required for making games might have detoured some. I remember the RPG makers growing up, but the computers I had lacked the processing speed to run them. Now that I have the power to make my own games, I’ve drawn a blank. What type of game would I enjoy? What type of game could I make that others will enjoy?
These are the questions that have crossed the minds of many Project Spark beta testers I’m sure. I’ll give you my experience with this brilliant game that isn’t a game that makes games. When I first loaded it up, I noticed I had the option to create or play. Project Spark was booted on my Xbox One at around 11 pm and that left me no time to get creative. So I chose to play. A couple of options popped up, what I noticed immediately was the different kinds of user created content. The game I chose was “Land Creator”.
Land Creator gave me the powers of Kwame from Captain Planet. I held sway over the land like I’d never seen, not even in Minecraft. Immediately I went gliding through the air Iceman style on a foundation of earth that bent to my will. This was not only fun, it was magical. That actually held my interest for a good hour. I used it to also test the boundaries of the map I was in. The ceiling was met and the walls were established.
Last night, I decided to get creative with it so I sat back and went through the first tutorial in the game. While there seems to be one basic tutorial in Project Spark, you can find many of them on the internet such as this one.
After the tutorial, I was able to control the actions of my hero, populate my world with adversaries and even establish a goal and an endgame. Yes, I mean fade to black and game over. I decided to get silly and entered someone else’s world and played around, I discovered that I could make allies that followed me all over the map. This actually comforted me because I was not alone in this massive strange world. Pathfinding issues aside, the allies behaved like any other npc in major games out right now. As I wondered around the world, all comparisons to Minecraft dwindled. This was something else, this could be potentially huge. We’re only scratching the surface.
Next post, I will have more video of my Project Spark projects or worlds, whatever. Once I get the hang of it, I’ll set up a Twitch stream, possibly this weekend. The stream would have went up last night, but I realized this is the boring part, the learning stage, noone wants to see that. So until next time… The Game is Never Over.
Tom Clancy’s The Division has been given a teaser trailer, which gives you a 24 second look at the game’s Snowdrop Engine. According to the date in the teaser, this is a trailer for a trailer. Inception.
The Snowdrop Engine looks gorgeous off top, this didn’t give me too much time to review the trailer as usual, but I’m intrigued nonetheless.
The Xbox One interface is a bit jarring at first. There are many complaints about the setup and Major Nelson has promised that everything will get better. In the meantime, if you want to find out where the demos are to some of the Xbox One launch titles, just say “Bing” and either say or type “demos”.
Kotaku has the full scoop here…
As I get used to the maps, I’m racking up the kills. Here’s some triple kills I racked up including a fancy move on the Flood Zone map. There’s a surprise ending that’s not cool tho.
I still got it. I basically crippled the tank advance of the opposing team in Battlefield 4 conquest and racked up tons of kills in the process. Here’s a peek at the Land Mine Massacre.