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Microsoft has revealed over the weekend the contents of next month’s Xbox One update. Snap Mode for Achievements is the headline feature for July. It enables users to keep track of their Achievements without leaving a game and also receive tips about how to unlock them.

It will also bring the ability to ‘like’ Game DVR clips, as well as activity feed items in the SmartGlass second-screen application.

Xbox One users in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria will be able to select voice control using the English or German voice models from other countries when the update has landed.

The update also has implications for publishers, giving them the option to release digital bundle and disc compilations in the future.

A release date for the Xbox One July update is yet to be announced.

Microsoft have today announced that more than 45 new entertainment app experiences are coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 globally. On top of this, for the US, the Xbox One will see a new Twitter integration with its TV and entertainment apps landing sometime before Christmas.


Twitter will be directly integrated into Xbox One’s TV experience in the U.S. Twitter will be optimized for the biggest screen in your house in a smart, contextual way offering the ability to see Tweets related to the cable or satellite TV shows you’re watching as they’re happening.


Additionally, the Twitter experience on Xbox One will be integrated into the TV listings section of OneGuide where you will be able to see the shows that people are tweeting about in real-time. These shows will also be highlighted in a new “trending” section within OneGuide so you know what’s popular right then and there.

A commercial break turns into a quick and easy opportunity to see what other viewers are tweeting about without pulling out your phone, swiping at a tablet, or taking your attention away from your TV.

Jana Messerschmidt, VP Business Development and Platform at Twitter, explains:

“People turn to Twitter every day to enjoy and engage in the real-time conversations about their favorite TV shows. We’re enhancing that experience on the Xbox One with a unique Watch with Twitter integration. It will now be easier to discover what shows are trending in real-time on Twitter, tune-in and follow the conversation right from within the Xbox One interface. We are excited to work with the Xbox One team and continue to deliver unique entertainment experiences.”

For a full list of the apps coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One,* see below. And tune in next Monday, June 9 for the Xbox E3 Briefing where Microsoft will show everything from in-depth looks at highly anticipated games to blazing hot trailers of brand new titles launching this year and beyond.

New app experiences coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 include:

  • Antena 3. Xbox One: ES
  • ChiliTV. Xbox One: IT
  • Comedy Central. Xbox One: US
  • Crunchyroll. Xbox One: AU, AT, BR, CA, DE, ES, FR, IE, IT, MX, NZ, UK, US
  • ENCORE Play. Xbox One: US
  • EPIX. Xbox One: US
  • Filmbox Live. Xbox 360: AR, AU, AT, BE, BR, CA, CL, CO, CZ, DK, FI, FR, DE, GR, HK, HU, IN, IE, IL, IT, JP, MX, NL, NZ, NO, PL, PT, RU, SA, SG, SK, ZA, KR, ES, SE, CH, TW, TR, AE, UK, US
  • Fox Play. Xbox One: MX, BR. Xbox 360: MX, BR, AR, CO, CH
  • Frightflix. Xbox One: US
  • FXNOW. Xbox 360: US
  • Gol TV. Xbox One: ES
  • GoPro. Xbox One: US, CA, MX, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, AU, BR, AT, NZ, IR
  • HBO GO. Xbox One: US: Xbox 360: MX, BR, AR, CO, CH
  • iHeartRadio. Xbox One: US
  • Infinity. Xbox One: IT
  • IVI. Xbox 360: RU
  • KDrama. Xbox One: AU, AT, BR, CA, DE, ES, FR, IE, IT, MX, NZ, UK, US. Xbox 360: AR, AU, AT, BE, BR, CA, CL, CO, CZ, DK, FI, FR, DE, GR, HK, HU, IN, IE, IL, IT, MX, NL, NZ, NO, PL, PT, RU, SA, SG, SK, ZA, ES, SE, CH, TW, TR, AE, UK, US
  • maxdome. Xbox One: AT, DE
  • MLG. Xbox One: US, UK, CA, AU
  • MOVIEPLEX Play. Xbox One: US
  • MTV. Xbox One: US
  • NBA. Xbox One: AT, AU, BR, CA, FR, DE, IE, IT, MX, ES, NZ, UK, US
  • NHL. Xbox One: US, CA, MX, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, AU, BR, AT, NZ, IR. Xbox 360: US, CA, MX, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, JP, AU, BR, NL, SE, RU, TW, PL, IN, HK, TR, BE, AT, NZ, SA, AR, NO, CH, SG, ZA, IR, DK, CO, CL, FI, CZ, HU, IL, GR, PT, SK
  • Now TV. Xbox One: UK
  • Picturebox. Xbox 360: UK
  • Popcornflix. Xbox One: US
  • ShowTime Anytime. Xbox 360: US
  • Sky News. Xbox One: UK, IE, US, CA. Xbox 360: UK, IE, US, CA
  • Sky Online. Xbox One: IT
  • STARZ Play. Xbox One: US
  • STV. Xbox 360: UK
  • Syfy Now. Xbox One: US
  • Target Ticket. Xbox One: US
  • TuneIn. Xbox One: US, CA, MX, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, AU, BR, AT, NZ, IR
  • TV2. Xbox 360: DK
  • Twitter. Xbox One: US
  • USA Now. Xbox One: US
  • VEO. Xbox One: MX. Xbox 360: MX
  • Vevo. Xbox One: CA, US, AU, FR, DE, IR, BR,ES, IT, UK, NZ
  • VH1. Xbox One: US
  • Vine. Xbox One: US
  • WATCH ABC. Xbox 360: US
  • WATCH Disney Channel. Xbox 360: US
  • WATCH Disney Junior. Xbox 360: US
  • WATCH Disney XDXbox 360: US
  • Watchever. Xbox One: DE

If you look at the list above you see that the UK still don’t get BBC iPlayer or Sky Go, but does get Crunchyroll, Filmbox Live, GoPro, KDrama, MLG, NBA, NHL, Now TV, PictureBox, Sky News, STV, TuneIn, Vevo.


The Xbox One June update has started rolling out to customers, The update is available alongside a trailer outlining its many new features.

The June update adds external storage support, real names, automatic sign-ins, and OneGuide features for set-top boxes plugged into the console.

The device now supports up to two external USB 3.0 hard drives sized 256GB or larger, enabling users to move games and DLC to other consoles easily.

OneGuide and Universal Remote control has been added to SmartGlass, allowing users to set DVR features such as switching channels, setting new recordings and more via the app.

It is also the update that provides access to entertainment apps such as Netflix without a Gold subscription.

Other Gold benefits include free Xbox One games starting with Halo: Spartan Assault and Max: Curse of the Brotherhood, as well as monthly discounts.

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Nintendo has today announced a new system update (5.0.0) is now available for Wii U, introducing changes that enhance the user experience. The most notable change is the addition of a Quick Start feature for the Wii U GamePad controller. After the update has been downloaded, users starting Wii U with the GamePad controller can view the Quick Start screen, which features the icons of 10 recently used or installed games and applications. Users can start the game or software they want to use immediately without first loading the Wii U Menu. Quick Start is ideal for users who want to start playing games right away.


Wii U system update 5.0.0

New Features:

  • A Quick Start Menu is now displayed when users press the GamePad POWER Button or HOME Button to power on the Wii U. Users can start recently played or newly installed software directly from the Quick Start Menu. The Quick Start Menu is only displayed when the Wii U GamePad POWER or HOME Buttons are pressed. Other controllers, such as the Wii Remote Plus and Wii U Pro Controller, will continue to power on the Wii U
  • Wii U GamePad Alerts (special notifications from Nintendo) can be displayed on the GamePad when the Wii U is powered down. Users will be notified with an audio ringtone when a new GamePad Alert is displayed. GamePad Alerts that have been received can also be viewed through the Quick Start Menu. Wii U GamePad Alerts are different from the notifications received via the Wii U Notifications feature. Wii U GamePad Alerts settings can be changed via Power Settings located in System Settings

Changes to Standby Functions:

  • System updates will now automatically install after download when the Wii U is in Standby

Changes to the Wii U Menu:

  • The User Settings screen now displays when users select their User Mii from the Wii U Menu
  • The design and layout of the Users Settings screen has been updated
  • This includes the ability to switch the active user from the User Settings screen

Changes to System Settings:

  • Quick Start Menu options have been added to Power Settings
  • Wii U GamePad Alert options are located within the Quick Start Menu options

Changes to the HOME Menu

  • A Notification icon is now available on the HOME Menu, allowing users to launch the Notifications feature from the HOME Menu

Improvements to system stability and usability:

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

If you been waiting for the external storage on the Xbox One then you don’t have to wait to much longer, the update coming next month will add external storage support, allowing users to connect up to two 256GB or larger USB 3.0 external drives to the system.


The new update will also adds automatic sign-ins upon booting the system and the option to display your real name to select friends. Now not just the USA, now Canada and Europe can look forward to finally receiving access to OneGuide and its live TV features.


About the external storage support, Microsoft says Xbox One owners can choose which of their drives, including the internal 500GB drive, is the default location for new game installs and so on.

Microsoft also notes players can install games to an external drive, plug that drive to another Xbox One, and sign in or insert a disc to start playing there.


If you want to you can display your real name to friends. On Xbox One you can select which none, some, or all of your friends can see your real name. You can extend that to include friends of those friends, but followers who aren’t your friends will only be able to see your gamertag.

The June update brings tweaks to SmartGlass too, including Twitch notifications for friends’ broadcasts, pin-reordering, and fixing the activity feed to the home screen. With OneGuide coming to the app as well as to Xbox One owners in Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, SmartGlass is also getting a virtual universal remote that you can use to control your TV. Presumably that’s with those daily hunts for slippery real-life remotes in mind.

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Today Call of Duty: Ghosts developer Infinity Ward has released a multi-format update, the main update is a new game called Reinforce.
The new mode Reinfoce will allow teams to win the match by killing the other squad, capturing three flags, or gaining control of two objective points.
The big twist to this mode is no respawn on death.

Here’s are the patch list:


Improved FFA spawn logic.
Improved TDM/KC/Cranked spawning logic.
Updated Blitz spawn logic for online matches.
Weapon Balance


Reduced headshot multiplier: No longer allow for 1 body, 1 head shot kills.
Max and Min damage range reduced.
Slight increase to kick.

VeprAim down sight time faster. Now in line with other SMGs.

CBJMSMax and Min damage range reduced.

IEDDamage reduction always applied when the player is jumping, crouched or prone. Removed IED position check relative to player.
Thermobaric GrenadesNow do 1/2 max health in hardcore modes.

Killstreak BalanceSquad Mate – Reduced Accuracy & Fire Rate. Swapped Weapon to mp443.

eSportsUpdate to DOM to allow 2, 5 minute rounds for eSports playlist, and with eSports mode in Private Match and System Link.

Anti-CheatOverall anti-cheat improvements.
Fixed elite clan tag spoofing issue.

Additional FixesFixed an issue where the Tracked Operations and Progressed Operations loadout builder would not properly select items.
Added popup message if a user tries to join on a blocked user from the recently met player list.
Fixed an issue where the New Icons for heads/uniforms/etc would appear in private match.
Fixed new icon to only appear on the “Heads” button when you have new heads of the gender you’re using.
Improvements to map voting.
Fix In Game Store Image Stuttering when moving between images.
Fixes hardcore audio alias for kill confirmed.
Adds proper friendly alias for blitz friendly scoring.
New FeaturesNew Game Mode – Reinforce:

Reinforce is a competitive round based game mode. When a player is killed that player will stay out of the game until someone on his team captures a control point. There are multiple ways to win. Capture and hold 2 control points, wipe out the enemy team, or capture all 3 flags for an instant victory.

Gun GameFinal kill now requires a throwing knife kill.
Players can scavenge throwing knives.

ExtinctionReduced the usability window of other items when deploying the Riot Shield.
Drill logic improvements.
Grenade Turret adjustments.

Xbox One Specific Update
(In addition to the Title Update)Fixed issue that allowed access to friends list in offline menus.

PlayStation 4 Specific Update
(In addition to the Title Update)Fixed the Out of Memory 12 issue.
Fixed issue with 2nd controller being unable to join a different Clan after accepting a Clan invitation.

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Today Sony has released the newest update for the PS4 which is version 1.70, with the new addition is ShareFactory, Sony’s new video editing app and answer to the Xbox One’s Upload Studio.

Also new addition of new light bar settings for the DualShock 4 controller. You can now change it to bright, medium or dim in the settings menu. It’s worth pointing out that the touchpad has also been updated so you can use it to navigate the on-screen keyboard.

The 1.70 firmware update also adds automatic pre-download (Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is one of the first games to make use of this), an option to disable HDCP for games, live broadcasting in HD and archiving support, and new PlayStation Camera commands.

List of what is included in the newest update version 1.70

SHAREfactory: After you update your PS4 to v1.70, an icon to download our free SHAREfactory app will appear on your PS4 system’s home screen once it’s available. Once installed, SHAREfactory allows you to easily customize your gameplay videos with special effects, video commentary with picture-in-picture capability through PlayStation Camera, and custom soundtracks using the included audio tracks or your original music imported from a USB drive. You can then share your videos on Facebook or export them to an external USB storage device. The app is packed with plenty of cool, but accessible, tools. It’s simple enough to use for beginning editors, while functioning as a rich video editor for those with more creative aspirations. Check out our new SHAREfactory video above that provides a walkthrough of what you can expect:

Automatic pre-download: You’ll soon be able to start downloading select pre-ordered games from PlayStation Store. This new feature allows you to get to your games faster by automatically downloading select pre-ordered games up to several days in advance of the release, so that it’s ready to play as soon as the game is released on launch day. There’s also a countdown timer prior to the release of the game so you’ll know how soon your game will be available for you to start playing.

Option to disable HDCP for games: This highly requested feature will allow you to have the option to turn off HDCP for games so you can capture longer gameplay sessions directly from your HDMI output and export them elsewhere.

USB export option for captured gameplay: It’s now even easier to show off your heroic gaming moments and the SHAREfactory videos you create with the world using this feature to export your videos and screenshots to a USB drive. Just click on the DUALSHOCK 4 SHARE button, save your gameplay on a USB drive, and then share your proudest achievements on other social networks and other video platforms.

Live broadcasting in HD and archiving support: Increased the resolution for live broadcasts so you and your friends can watch games livestreamed in 720p HD. You can also archive your broadcasts on Twitch or Ustream and watch them again later.

New SHARE options: New SHARE settings that will give you better control of what you want to share with your friends. Here is what you can look forward to:

  • Change the default gameplay recording time in the SHARE menu under Video Clip Settings.
  • Save only the video clips and screenshots you want by selecting Upload Screenshots or Upload Video Clips for each capture. Also upload video clips and screenshots during your live gameplay broadcasts.
  • Select specific Facebook audiences to share each video or screenshot with.

New DUALSHOCK 4 options: New light bar settings have been added for DUALSHOCK 4, allowing you to change it to Bright, Medium or Dim in the Settings menu. The touchpad has also been updated, allowing you to navigate the on-screen keyboard using the DUALSHOCK 4 touchpad.

New Friends options: It’s now easier to find Friends and send requests with the ability to search Friends-of-Friends, view Mutual Friends on another user’s profile, and accept Friend requests directly from the Friends list.

New Trophies sort option: You can now sort Trophies by rarity in the Options menu.

PlayStation Store payment support: Similar to PS3, we’re introducing Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) for PS4 for content purchased on PS Store, starting with PayPal support.

More PlayStation Camera commands: More voice commands are added to PlayStation Camera, allowing you to launch the apps installed on your PS4 with the sound of your voice.

New PlayStation Plus icon: For Plus members, you’ll now have the PS Plus icon appear next to your SEN ID on the login screen, home screen and other areas across the PS4 system’s sleek user interface.

Music Unlimited SHARE options: With a Music Unlimited subscription, you can easily share your favourite songs with your friends by pressing the SHARE button on your DUALSHOCK 4.

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The next PS Vita System Software Update (3.15) is out now.


This update includes:

  • With the Remote Play feature in [PS4 Link], you can now automatically register a PS4 system using the Internet.

Don’t forget there are several ways to update the firmware on your PS Vita:

  • Select “System Update” under the “Settings” menu and download the firmware directly to your PS Vita over Wi-Fi.
  • Connect your PS Vita to a PS3 or a PC/Mac and update via Content Manager.

Have you got a PS Vita? Let us know what you think of it.

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Gaijin Entertainment has announced that update 1.39 for War Thunder is now live. This major update is a milestone for Gaijin Entertainment as they release several new features including the support for user generated content, squadron battles, the addition of even more planes, and early access to Ground Forces Expansion.


War Thunder now supports user-generated content and players have access to special downloadable tools.  From now on users are able to create their own planes, from adding the tiny details inside the cockpit to truly personalizing their plane’s skin or creating a completely new model. A quick-check system ensures that newly created planes fit within the game’s parameters before allowing players to use them on local PC in custom missions or share them with the community.


Players can go one-step further in the creative process by using stand-alone maps and missions editor. Players can ingeniously build upon existing maps, using them as a blueprint, or go off on an inspired tangent to devise their own brand of new maps. Players can share as well as test out user-generated content via a special area housed within the War Thunder forum.

1.39 also offers Squadron Battles – competitive events for player created factions complete with PvP-rating for squadrons, calculated by the Elo system. In addition, update includes an additional 18 new aircraft, changes in the interface and improvements for player progression. Last, but not least, update 1.39 will allow those players who currently possess codes for the Ground Forces Expansion Closed Beta to be the first to play as either a tank or an aircraft 24/7, but not from the very start. Gaijin Entertainment will slowly implement Ground Forces Expansion into the update to ensure seamless gameplay.


The new mission called Battle of Kursk is based on a real life historic engagement that took place July – August 1943 where the Soviets defeated the German strategic offensive, thereby turning the tide on the Eastern Front. In the game, Kursk will provide players with AI-tanks, field artillery and planes fighting alongside real players.

Today Microsoft has started to roll out another system update for the Xbox One. But new update is unlike the last two updates in the past, this one doesn’t add many major new features, but it does tweak some that are already there.

For a start the new update, adds 50Hz playback capabilities to the Blu-ray application, and also improvements to voice and motion controls on Kinect.

Xbox One update

The Kinect update adds some fine tuning, which includes some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.

Video quality for Game DVR recordings has been improved. And there is now a game save progress bar to give you an idea of how long it’s taking. You can also now tell what apps and games are being updated or have been recently.

Notifications to tell you when your friends and favourites sign in to Xbox Live have been added. While firmware for the controller and headset adaptor has been updated to reduce audio static and wireless connectivity.

Here’s the final breakdown of the features rolling out to Xbox One systems starting today and over the next few days:

  • Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
  • Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.
  • Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to be fine-tuned for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands. For example, we’ve updated some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.
  • Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.
  • Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We’ll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements.
  • Controller and headset adapter firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
  • Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available. If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, we’ve added this option under system settings and you’ll be able to use it next update. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.

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Respawn has started to roll out another update for Titanfall on Xbox One today, the developer has announced via Twitter.


Here are the full patch notes.

NEW FEATURES (All Platforms) Private Match (beta) – This is the first public test of our new Private Match mode. This gives you a way to organize matches with and against your friends, for casual or tournament play. Some features are unfinished or not yet implemented, and we welcome your feedback. A few highlights:

Private Match supports 2 to 12 players, with 1 to 6 players on each team.
You can start a new Private Match lobby by choosing it on the main selection screen (alongside Campaign, MP, and Training). Invite your friends in or have them join you at any time.
Choose any of the game’s maps or modes (CTF, Pilot Hunter, etc.) to play in.
Choose which team you’re on.
There is no XP gain, challenge progress, or achievement unlocking while in a Private Match. For this beta, the Last Game Summary screen will display what you would have earned in normal play outside of Private Match, but be aware that this progress will not be recorded to your lifetime total.
For this beta, there is no concept of a “lobby leader”; any player can change game options in the lobby or start/stop the match countdown.
All Private Match games are still played on dedicated servers via Xbox Live Cloud Compute, just like normal matches.
New options like round time, score limits, and much more will come in future updates.Party Colors – Your party members and their titans now show up on the mini-map with green colors, instead of the normal blue colors that other friendlies use. Their names are also drawn in green on your HUD, the obituary text, and in the pre-game lobby. This helps you figure out where your friends are and what they’re up to, especially in the heat of combat.

Auto-Titan Colour in Obituary – Your auto-titan’s name now shows up in the obituary with the gold color that your own name does. Previously it had the same blue color as any other friendly. This makes it easier to keep tabs on how your titan is doing.

Removed Wall-hack Exploit – PC cheaters were able to modify their local configuration files to enable a sort of wall-hack cheat using legit game code. We’ve closed the exploit that they were using.

Menu Changes – “Play Multiplayer” is now the default (top) option on the private lobby menu, if you’ve completed both the IMC and Militia campaigns. It has also been renamed from “Play Classic”, since the term “classic”, which we used internally, proved to be confusing to some players.

Game Version on Main Menu – The main menu now displays the game’s version in the bottom-left corner. Now you don’t have to wonder if you really do have the latest version of the game, and we can use that to double-check things if support is helping you troubleshoot issues.

NEW FEATURES (Xbox One) Party App Shortcut in Menus – Added a shortcut on all menus that opens the Xbox One’s “Party” app by pressing Left Trigger on the controller, similar to the existing Right Trigger shortcut that invites friends. You can then press ‘B’ to close it when you’re done, or leave it up. (This is much easier than the manual method of going to the Home screen, opening “My games & apps”, selecting Apps, scrolling a few screens over to the “Party” app, and opening it.)

GAME BALANCE CHANGES The Gooser Challenge – Based on recent feedback from fans of the game, the Gen 5 challenge requirement ‘Gooser’, requiring players to kill 50 ejecting pilots, will be reduced to 5 total. We had a couple of design goals for Regeneration. One was to give players a structured way to discover and experience ways of playing the game they might not have otherwise tried on their own. The second was to recognize players’ mastery of various skills, going beyond just ‘time played’. We went a bit too far with this challenge, especially considering the unique conditions that have to be met just to have the opportunity to get a kill on an ejecting Pilot. We understand some players have already completed the challenge, or have already earned more than the new requirement so we will be internally noting those players so we can recognize their accomplishments in a future game update.

40mm magazine capacity for default and Extended Mag – The default magazine size was making the 40mm too powerful. It is intended to be the only weapon that can take a Titan down without reloading, if used skillfully. However, 20 rounds per magazine were proving to be too high and overly tolerant of indiscriminate fire. We’ve reduced it to 12 rounds per magazine, which still allows players to take a Titan down without reloading, but helps balance it out against other Titan weapons. The extended mag has also been dropped from 25 to 16, with the same design principles applying to this change.

Titan Quad Rocket mag size change – During development, there was a time when the Quad Rocket was too powerful. We made a lot of changes to pull it back before shipping (lessened the screen shake impact, lessened the duration of the first person impact FX, lowered the magazine size, pulled the damage back, etc.) It currently can struggle against other Titan weapons and going back to the 5/6 (default/extended mag) magazine sizes helps balance the weapon and allows players to miss a few shots and still be effective. It was 4/5, now its 5/6.

Titan Quad Rocket damage vs Titan shields – It was taking too long to drop a Titans shields with the Quad Rocket (5 shots). This meant you had to reload before you could even drop an enemy Titan’s shields. This was the only Titan weapon that had this issue. We’ve now upped the damage against Titan shields so that it can drop a shield with 4 shots. Combined with the increased mag size, this damage increase effectively gives you one more volley in the mag to deal serious direct hull damage.

Titan Quad Rocket ‘Rapid Fire’ Mod’s mag size change

– We upped the magazine size for the Quad Rocket’s Rapid Fire Mod to help it compete with the changes made to the extended magazine (from 5 to 6). The Rapid Fire Mod’s magazine size is going up from 16 to 18.

Amped Kraber Titan damage change – We upped the damage that the Amped Kraber Burn Card does to Titans. It is now the only significantly effective “small arms” weapon against Titans. Note that this only applies to the Amped version of the Kraber. The damage goes up from 100 to 800. We added this to give the Kraber Burn Card a little bit more character, as well as to give you something to shoot if you have a hard time hitting those little Pilots with the Kraber. So snipe away at those Titans…before they kill you!

Hardpoint Domination scoring changes

We wanted to reward and encourage players to go out and capture enemy hardpoints. As important as defending a hardpoint is, capturing them is more important and a tougher task, generally speaking. We did not want to completely remove points for defending, but attacking players were getting too little credit for their efforts. Here is a breakdown of the changes:
Capturing a hardpoint from 150 to 250
Assisting in capturing a hardpoint from 75 to 100
Neutralizing a hardpoint from 50 to 150
Assisting in neutralizing a hardpoint from 25 to 75
Killing a player inside an enemy hardpoint from outside (nearby) from 75 to 50
Killing a player inside an enemy hardpoint from outside (far) from 75 to 50
Killing a player inside an enemy hardpoint from inside the hardpoint from 75 to 50
Killing an NPC inside an enemy hardpoint from inside the hardpoint from 25 to 10
Killing a player outside of a friendly hardpoint whilst inside of a hardpoint from 75 to 50
Killing a player inside of a friendly hardpoint whilst inside of a hardpoint from 75 to 50
Killing an NPC outside of a friendly hardpoint whilst inside of a hardpoint from 25 to 10
Killing an NPC inside of a friendly hardpoint whilst inside of a hardpoint from 25 to 10
Defending a hardpoint now goes from 75 to 25CTF scoring changes – We wanted to make sure the big payoff in CTF came from capturing the flag. Killing the carrier and then returning the flag was worth 400 points (combined), while capturing the flag was worth 500 points in comparison. These changes are meant to reward players who capture the flag a bit more than those who kill the carrier and return the flag. Defense is still a very important aspect of CTF so we wanted to make sure to keep defending points high enough to still encourage playing defense. Here is a breakdown of the changes:
Capturing a flag from 500 to 400
Returning the flag from 250 to 100
Killing the flag carrier from 150 to 100

BUG FIXES (All Platforms)
Fixed an issue where a Titan firing ordnance would not show on the minimap correctly.
Fixed a rare bug with Pilot health pools that would make them virtually invincible.
Fixed rare cases where Titans could be called in through solid geometry.
Titan shields now protect friendly rodeo players from explosion damage (such as from an Arc Cannon).
Fixed a case where a Pilot could embark a Titan through walls.
Spitfire LMG and XO-16 firing sounds will no longer sometimes cut off before the gun is finished firing.
The Archer now locks onto the top of a heavy turret rather than the base of the turret.
The Archer’s rockets now home in on Titans correctly when those targets are kneeling.
Fixed shadows incorrectly shimmering on a particular area of Lagoon.
Fixed Satchel Charges and Particle Walls causing pilots to permanently rodeo other pilots.
Fixed certain characters not rendering properly in French and other languages.
Fixed an issue where “Initializing…” would be displayed if a server wasn’t found.
Fixed being unable to scroll to the top of the datacenter list after scrolling down.
Greatly reduced the bandwidth used when connecting to a server. People who previously could not progress past the load-screen when connecting to servers should be able to play now.
Grunts now show up on the minimap when they shoot.

BUG FIXES (Xbox One)

Fixed a rare full-screen blue/red flash. Audio should no longer overlap after going to the Xbox dashboard and back into Titanfall.
Fixed a crash when saying “Xbox go back” on certain menus.



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As with the current generation of Windows, Microsoft made a pretty big bet on touch and mobility. Along with building on top of the strong foundation in Windows 7, there also introduced a brand new approach to the Windows user experience that brought touch to the forefront. The Windows 8.1 update starts to roll out next Tuesday (8th April) free for all Windows 8 users.

Since the original introduction of Window 8 in 2012, there have been continuously refining the experience, and we are making steady progress. There believe deeply in the notion that delivering a compelling personal and modern experience across all the devices that matter in your life should not mean sacrificing familiarity. Windows 8 and 8.1 were first steps, and Microsoft are to continue to make refinements based on customer and partner feedback.

Last fall, less than a year after their shipped Windows 8, Microsoft released Windows 8.1- bringing a large set of customer-driven improvements including the return of the Start button, tutorials, more personalization options, the ability to boot to desktop, improvements to multi-tasking, and more. Today marks the next step as we release a new update for your Windows experience.

The Windows 8.1 Update delivers a collection of refinements designed to give people a more familiar and convenient experience across touch, keyboard and mouse inputs. It also brings improvements for business customers, really accelerates opportunity for developers, and enables device makers to offer lower cost devices.

Easier access to your favourite apps and key controls:

Windows 8.1

On the Start screen, on select devices you will now find Power and Search buttons at the upper-right corner next to your account picture. You can now more quickly shut down your PC if you need to and do a search right from the Start screen.

If you like using the desktop, you will be happy to know that select devices will now boot to desktop as the default setting. And on your taskbar, you can now pin both desktop apps and apps from the Windows Store as well as your favorite websites. You can now pin any app you want to the taskbar so you can open or switch between apps right from the desktop. I’ve got some of my favorite apps like Xbox Music, Skype, Facebook, Flipboard, and Mint pinned to my taskbar. You can also access the taskbar from anywhere when you’re using a mouse; you can see the taskbar on any screen by moving your mouse to the bottom edge of your screen. Just click on any of the apps pinned to your taskbar to open or switch to them.

More familiar mouse and keyboard options:


Their made it so your mouse works more consistently anywhere in Windows. If you move your mouse to the top of the screen when using a Windows Store app, you will see the familiar Close and Minimize buttons. When you move your mouse to the bottom of the screen in a Windows Store app, the taskbar comes up.


On the Start screen, if you right-click on an app tile, you will get a context menu next to the app tile that shows you what you can do with the tile, like unpin from Start, pin to the taskbar, change the tile size or even uninstall the app. Right-clicking on an app tile on the Start screen works just like right-clicking on something on the desktop.

Simpler way to find new apps:


After installing the update, you’ll find the Windows Store is now pinned to the taskbar by default so you can easily discover new apps (yes, you can unpin it if you don’t want it there).

And after installing new apps, you’ll notice a message at the lower-left corner of the Start screen that points you to the Apps view so you can see what you recently just installed.

Seamless browsing on all devices:

With today’s update, Internet Explorer 11 adapts your browsing experience by detecting your Windows device and input type, whether an 8-inch touch tablet in portrait mode or a 24-inch desktop with mouse and keyboard. The web is still front-and-center but new design enhancements make your browsing experience feel like it was made just for your device – like the number of tabs on-screen, the size of the fonts and menus.

Web Search




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