Microsoft Already Rolling Out September Xbox One Update

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Microsoft Already Rolling Out September Xbox One Update

Microsoft says that it has begun sending out the new Xbox One update in advance of its September debut.

The update features a new media app that lets you play content off of a USB device, and which supports a variety of file formats (with DLNA support and MKV support due later in the year).

It also allows you to designate a party leader, boot the Xbox One straight to TV, enables new features for SmartGlass, and more.

Forza Horizon 2 Boasts Almost 150 Tracks

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BBC DJ Rob da Bank is once again manning the Horizon Festival soundtrack for Forza Horizon 2. Microsoft has released the game's full soundtrack, which features almost 150 songs spread over seven radio stations.

The game's plethora of songs is almost double that of the first Forza Horizon, but you won't be able to access them all immediately. You'll start out with three radio stations – Horizon Pulse, Horizon Bass Arena, and Horizon XS (a new station for the FH 2) – with the rest unlocked as you progress.

Apart from electronic music (including new tracks from Bass Drum of Death and Roots Manuva), the game also features a station devoted to classical music – Radio Levante.

Free Titanfall Update Adds New Mode

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Free Titanfall Update Adds New Mode

You have to hand it to Respawn and EA. Instead of price gouging dedicated Titanfall fans for every single new piece of content, the developer and publisher have balanced paid expansions with free additions. The latest example of the latter is the inclusion of a new mode called Pilot Skirmish in the sixth content update.

Pilot Skirmish removes Titans from the equation, challenging players to showcase their parkour and shooting skills as pilots in eight on eight matches. With no A.I. fodder to clutter the battlefield, you know every character you see on the screen is a threat. 

The sixth game update also makes the popular Marked for Death mode, which Respawn originally planned to rotate out of the collection, a permanent fixture in the game.

Glut Of Games Announced For PS4 & Vita

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Glut Of Games Announced For PS4 & Vita

At PAX Prime Sony announced a slew of indie titles coming to the PlayStation 4, Vita, and even the PlayStation TV. Some of the new games are exclusives while others are making their debut on Sony platforms, but all the way around they show the company's continued commitment to indie games.

Salt and Sanctuary (Ska Studios) - PlayStation 4/Vita (2015)

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Assassin's Creed Unity Delayed

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Assassin's Creed Unity Delayed

Ubisoft has delayed the release of Assassin's Creed Unity a few weeks into the month of November.

The game was scheduled to come out October 28, but will now appear on November 11 on all of its platforms (PS4, Xbox One, and PC).

Assassin's Creed Rogue for the old-gen platforms comes out on the same day.

Blog Herding: Community Edition 08/28/14

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Blog Herding: Community Edition 08/28/14

Community activity was light this week but with the annual Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime kicking off tomorrow, expect a flurry of activity from many of the bloggers wanting to share their thoughts with all of the gaming goodness sure to be revealed from the show floor.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed: August 18 – August 24, 2014Number of User Blogs: 44Number of User Bloggers: 24
Number of User Blogs Herded: 9

EVE Online Developer Shuts Down SF Studio

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EVE Online developer CCP Games has shut down its studio in San Francisco, and two executives have left the company.

Gamasutra reports that CCP's revenues for the first six months of this fiscal year were down slightly from the same time last year, but earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation were down to $4.5 million from $8.3 million over the previous year's period.

CFO Joe Gallo and CMO Dave Reid have left CCP.