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Games of Our Lives — 10.23.14 | Big PS4 Update Coming Next Week; Microsoft Discontinues Feature; More

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/// EPISODE 97

Below are the news that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!

Gamers never die…..

Just like the Games of Our Lives…

/// GAMES FEATURED

►GTA: San Andreas
►The Unfinished Swan
►Assassin’s Creed Unity
►Super Smash Bros Wii U

/// PSN Video Unlimited gets ‘Season Pass’ feature

Sony’s digital TV and movie marketplace Video Unlimited will revieve a new ‘Season Pass’ feature, the company has announced.
Users of the Video Unlimited service will be able to purchase entire seasons of TV shows at once for a single lump sum, including current seasons with episodes that are yet to be released. Until now users were only able to purchase individual episodes. [Source]

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/// Total Xbox console sales hit 2.4 million during Microsoft’s Q1 FY15

Microsoft announced today its Q1 fiscal year 2015 financial results with the news that total Xbox console sales hit 2.4 million for the period.

Microsoft has clarified its announcement to indicate the 2.4 million unit refers to consoles sold-in (shipped to retailers), not sold through (purchased by consumers).
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/// PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Release Date Confirmed for Next Week

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/// Microsoft to End Free Xbox Music Streaming

Why is the Xbox Music free streaming feature being discontinued?

We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers. With Xbox Music Pass, you have access to millions of songs on your PC, tablet, Xbox, phone, and the web. Download music for offline listening and create playlists that automatically sync across all your devices. Don’t have a Music Pass? Sign up for a free 30-day trial at http://www.xbox.com/music/music-pass. [FAQ]

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/// Games on Demand GTA: San Andreas Replacing Xbox Originals Version

Question: I noticed that the Xbox Originals version of GTA: San Andreas was removed from Xbox LIVE. When will it become available again?

Answer: GTA: San Andreas on the Xbox Marketplace will be available again for purchase beginning October 26th, 2014, through Games on Demand. This version features 720p resolution, enhanced draw distance, and Achievement support.

There are also 11 additional secret achievements being added.

Please note: The Games on Demand version of San Andreas is not compatible with the Xbox Originals version. Save files will not transfer from Xbox Originals. Owners of the Xbox Originals version will still have access to the old version on their consoles and through their download history, with the option to purchase the new version to experience the added features on a new save file.

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/// Survey Finds Gaming is the Least Welcoming Online Community for Women


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/// The Unfinished Swan hits PlayStation 4 and PS Vita next week

If you didn’t pick-up the silver paintbrush two years ago and discover the enchanting and mysterious world of The Unfinished Swan, a great journey awaits you on Tuesday, Oct 28th when it arrives on PS4 for $14.99 / €12.99 / £9.99. We’re also pleased to announce that this intriguing tale is also coming to PS Vita on the same date. The Unfinished Swan is also a cross buy title. If you’ve purchased The Unfinished Swan before, you’re entitled to it on all PlayStation platforms. [Source]

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/// Assassin’s Creed Unity Experience Trailer #3 ~ World and Immersion

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/// Assassin’s Creed Unity Experience Trailer #3 ~ World and Immersion

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox Division, previously announced that screenshot functionality would be coming to the Xbox One soon.

“It’s a little more technically challenging than I thought. Two weeks ago, they think they’ve found a good solution for screenshots. They’re working on it. They know people want it. The team has a path to getting it done, and now it’s just prioritising.” [Source]

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/// Wii U – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Blowout!



///You’ve Now Reached the End of Games of Our Lives

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