Feb 152016

Hey forgot to mention here that I have uploaded new ebooks on www.GameSquire.net earlier this month, as you might already read before, all you have to do is to sign-up to the free newsletter that is on the right side of the GameSquire.net website. There are now 64 ebooks in total. Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii, Playstation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS cheats are the new additions to the collection, as well as small tweaks and adds to the already existing ebooks.

I am also wanting to let you know that I am now going to be taking a break working on the ebooks, I am going to be continuing maintaining the Video Game Cheats facebook group, but mainly I am focusing on other things right now. I do have intentions on coming back to this project, just that I do not have any set time when I will come back.

Also do note that I am working on my personal website www.DillonFlueck.com which will include everything what I have worked on.

May 232013

News from venturebeat.com has posted that Xbox One will not make you pay for borrowed games from your friend. Now true that does stop my ranting I’ve been doing here yesterday, but still this still doesn’t really cover what Microsoft is tempting to do to stop used games sales.

Of course Xbox One was revealed this week, and still a lot of unclear details about the console, especially in the Used game area. But where I am looking at this, when Xbox One has become 7-8 years old, or when ever its considered to be a “Last-Generation Console”, and when it has no more support from Microsoft whats so ever, will there be some sort of software incompatibility do to having to pay a fee of sorts for used games, or update that is no longer available?

I am still having this sort of question about Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 as well, I mean there are games that has some key features that you can’t obtain until you download the DLC. Like in Batman: Arkham City for example, there are some missions to complete and upgrades specifically for Cat Woman only, however you must be connected to the net and download her as a DLC, now lets say the XBLA and PSN is now not available any longer, how on Earth can you get Cat Woman???

Guess this is just growing pains of technology, not just for gaming sense, if you like to chat about Xbox One and Playstation 4, come join my Gaming Forum and post in our ‘Home Video Game Consoles Category‘ section.

Written By: Dillon Flueck

May 222013

Thanks to the guys and gals at Core Box Group on Facebook for providing substantial info about the Xbox One console that was revealed yesterday (May 21st, 2013). So here’s what I’ve learned so far about this console:

According to digitalspy, Xbox One pre-order price has been set at £399 by Zavvi, that’ll be roughly around $600 USD

Following Quote from Core Box Group

Always Online:
Xbox One “does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet,” according to Microsoft. You’ll have to connect to the internet at least once a day for the system to continue functioning.

“We’re designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection.”

Game Activation and Installation
Xbox One games must be installed to the hard-drive. Each game will include a unique single-use code that you enter when you install it. After authorization, the game will be linked to your Xbox LIVE account. Other users on that console will also be able to play the game.

You can still bring the game to a friend’s house, install it on their system, and play it on your profile. However, should they want to play it on their account, they’ll have to pay the full price of the game.

But that doesn’t mean trade-ins are dead. You’ll still be able to trade-in and resell games at retail. And you’ll also be able to trade-in your used games online. Details on both methods will be shared at a later date.

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Now, here’s some news on GameSpot explaining that “XBLA games won’t carry over to Xbox One”, and this article explains “Xbox 360 controllers, accessories won’t work on Xbox One”.

My first thoughts of the machine was that it looks quite bland looking, and really the controller was the only thing I thought at least looked good. I must admit it was funny and true that what I’ve read though in the Core Box group that the console did look like a couple of Wii U’s glued together, it’s design was very simple, but not in an attractive kind of way ether. But when I started reading that you must pay for the game that you’ve borrowed from a friend of yours to play on your account, and the requirement to connect to the internet at least once a day, I thought that was the most useless piece of crap released ever.

Not to mention what I heard about Xbox One with the about TV and Sports features. If I wanted TV and Sports, I just get cable or watch Youtube. The main reason why I want a Video Game Console is because I want to play Video Games, and NOT to watch TV, end of story, period.

At this point of what I’ve learned about the Xbox One, it sounds like a paper shredder for your money, unless Microsoft changes a lot of the pay-and-connect-with-us-or-you-cant-play crap, I’m sticking with older gaming consoles. At least with older consoles you don’t have to pay more on used games than the discs or cartridges. I am curious of what Sony will bring next month with their Playstation 4 (PS4).

Article written by: Dillon Flueck