Xbox One Gets Six Seconds Of Joy At A Time With New Vine App

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Xbox One Gets Six Seconds Of Joy At A Time With New Vine App

Microsoft has announced that Vine, the six-second video app, is now available on Xbox One. Xbox Live Gold members can start using the service to view clips today.

Through the app, which can be snapped to the side of your screen, you can view popular vines, or explore through the channel interface. The app supports gesture and voice control, as well as controller and remote control options.

The Vine app is currently for viewing only, so you can’t (yet) use your Kinect camera to record your short dramatic works. The app is available in 34 countries, including the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and many countries in Europe and Asia. Click here for the full list.

Shadowgate Getting Dread Pumpkin Quest Halloween Update

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After making its return 25 years this August, Shadowgate is getting even bigger. Developer Zojoi has announced a free planned update that will add new content and features.

The Dread Pumpkin Quest update due later in October includes a Halloween-inspired story add-on. It also brings with it improved save and load features, enhancements for object visibility, the option to use classic graphics, and both casual and ironman difficulty modes.

Shadowgate is available on PC and Mac right now. See the gallery below for a few images of the Dread Pumpkin Quest update.

DJ Mick's NBA Live 15 Soundtrack Announced

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EA Sports and developer EA Tiburon have released the soundtrack list for NBA Live 15, featuring 25 tracks selected by DJ MICK.

NBA Live 15 comes out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28.

For more on the game, check out this recent preview talking about some of the improvements the team is trying to make.

A Slice Of The Evil Within's Insanity

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You can dissect this launch trailer from The Evil Within all you want, but you still won't know what to expect from Shinji Mikami's latest horror masterpiece. The game throws everything at you from the entire horror spectrum, and this trailer gives you just a small taste of what's in store.

In his recent review of the game Tim said, "Tango Gameworks' premiere extracts the essence of [Resident Evil 4's] satisfying gameplay and progression loops while expertly ratcheting up the skin-of-your-teeth survival elements and suffocating atmosphere." 

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Reader Discussion: What Elements Do You Look For From Different Genres?

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As gaming continues to become more diversified, players flock to different genres for a variety of reasons. Visuals, sound, action, story, and more are combined to create the experiences that end up in digital and retail storefronts.

Different genres use those facets in unique combinations. Some lean more heavily on action, while others are focused on the story. And players gravitate to one or more of them for a variety of reasons.

We’re curious about why you drift toward the genres you love. Do you delve into RPGs for the story or the combat systems? Do you play horror games for the atmosphere created by visuals and sounds or the terrifying narratives woven in part with them? Do your shooters need a compelling tale, or are you satisfied with action alone?

2K Games Details WWE 2K15 Season Pass Contents

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Last week, 2K Games confirmed that WWE 2K15 will have a season pass focused on the Showcase mode. Today, the publisher has laid out what customers can expect from the $24.99 package.

We already knew that diva Paige would be exclusive to the season pass, but now we know that there are three Showcase stories (including 25 Superstars), 15 arenas, and the accelerator (automatically unlocking everything in the game). In addition, a pack of 30 additional moves and two other packs with more wrestlers will be available for individual purchase.

Season pass holders will get a discount on the additional items, which include a WCW pack with five superstars, the NXT Arrival pack with four superstars and a diva, and a pack with 30 additional moves. Here’s the complete list of what you can find in each DLC offering:

Unity Co-Founder And CEO: ‘We Have No Plan To Sell’

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Last week, reports emerged that successful, cross-platform engine company Unity was courting buyout offers. According to the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer, that is not the case.

Joachim Ante, who co-founded the company in 2004 with David Helgason and Nicholas Francis (the later of which departed in February 2013), addressed concerns in the Unity forums. In a brief statement, he put to rest rumors of a sale.

We always wanted to make a game engine that is accessible to everyone - to give customers an equal chance to develop great games and compete with larger players.

Destiny Hotfix Finally Makes Your Scout Rifles Worth Using

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Bungie is deploying a hotfix tomorrow, October 14, that brings with it promised weapon class tweaks. Among them, scout rifles have received a much needed boost to damage output.

In addition to the scout rifle base damage buff, they’ll do more against combatants based on tier (up to 25 percent). You’ll also get snappier target acquisition with them.

Auto rifles on the other hand have received a slight nerf of 2 percent. Their head shot damage bonus has also been scaled back from 1.5 percent to 1.25 percent. You’ll also note they are a bit less stable, ranging from 4 percent to 17 percent. 

Report: Resident Evil To Hit Television After Next Film

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The Walking Dead is going to have more undead competition, as one of the most popular zombified series seems headed for the small screen. Reports have emerged that Resident Evil will arrive on television sometime after the release of the next film.

Variety reports that the German company Constantin Film, which has made a push into English-speaking markets, is handling the small screen adaptation. With Resident Evil: The Final Chapter not due until 2016, we have a while to wait before the fight against the Umbrella Corporation comes to television.

Constantin Film has previously been associated with Fantastic Four (2005) and the Resident Evil films, dating back to the first one in 2002. We’ve reached out to Capcom for more information on the deal with Constantin Film for a television program. We’ll update should we receive a response.

As NBA 2K15 Has Server Problems, EA Touts NBA Live ‘Server Stability’

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As NBA 2K15 Has Server Problems, EA Touts NBA Live ‘Server Stability’

EA has detailed a partnership with Synergy Sports Technology that will keep NBA Live 15 players connected to events in the NBA. In an extensive post on the subject, EA touts its “server stability” as a key part of the strategy.

Synergy Sports specializes in analytics that will be funneled to NBA Live 15, which EA Sports will use to modify player behavior. The results impact player ratings and performance in the Live Seasons and Tonight’s Games modes.

EA says it will also use the data from real games to create Live Season challenges and Big Moments that players will be able to re-enact. “Our server stability ensures that your game will be seamlessly updated – with adjustments being made to player ratings, tendencies and behavior,” EA writes.