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Four Classic Valve Titles Get Xbox One X 'Enhanced'

Four Classic Valve Titles Get Xbox One X 'Enhanced'
Published by: forahobby on Friday, October 26, 2018
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox One,

Four new Xbox 360 titles: Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Portal: Still Alive, Left 4 Dead, and Left 4 Dead 2 have been added to the Xbox One X 'Enhanced' list.

Whether players are revisiting these iconic titles or experiencing them for the first time, they’ll see them with the stunning visuals only the Xbox One X can deliver.

Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code.

Check out an up-to-date list of all Xbox 360 games that have been Xbox One X ''Enhanced''.

  1. Assassin’s Creed
  2. Crackdown
  3. Fable Anniversary
  4. Fallout 3
  5. Forza Horizon
  6. Gears of War 3
  7. Half-Life 2: The Orange Box
  8. Halo 3
  9. Left 4 Dead
  10. Left 4 Dead 2
  11. Mirror’s Edge
  12. Oblivion
  13. Portal: Still Alive
  14. Skate 3
  15. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
When you play Enhanced Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, you can now choose how to experience them—with enhanced graphics or in their original form. Enhanced graphics will be turned on by default, running your game with higher resolution, 9X the pixel count, increased texture details and anti-aliasing, allowing you to enjoy greater visual clarity than ever before. If you turn off the Graphics setting, the graphics will be comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S. Here’s how to access the setting. Note, once you change the setting, you’ll need to restart the game:

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Xbox One S: The advantages and disadvantages of the Microsoft console

Xbox One S: The advantages and disadvantages of the Microsoft console
Published by: forahobby on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox Live, Xbox One,

In the video games industry, it seems that although the most recognized brands such as Nintendo and PlayStation steal the attention of the world’s gamers with their products, Xbox becomes a serious challenger with a console that offers several interesting services: we’re talking about Xbox One S.

Xbox One S: The advantages and disadvantages of the Microsoft console

The console of the North American company has a possibility to be the best one. Xbox One is an ideal move for those who only wish to install the platform and start playing, without thinking of any excessive expense to buy a title. After all, now is the era of the Internet and if we don't have enough money to buy, we have more options. Curious? Just click here!

To note, Xbox gives the possibility to access a wide catalog of several successes, such as exclusive releases of most popular games like see Halo 5, the Gears of War franchise, State of Decay, or other classics and even sports ones. To use them, the games are installed on the hard drive and they can’t be played through the cloud like other options.

The advantage of Xbox Game Pass is to be able to subscribe for $ 6,990 per month, although first we have the option of a free trial of 14 days, so we can decide whether we need to take membership or not. On the other hand, one of the advantages of the service is to be able to have from the day of release the new titles that come from franchises that Xbox handles. In this way, we can enjoy video games such as Forza Horizon 4, Crackdown 3, among others.

However, this platform is not the only platform capable of exploiting Xbox One S, because there are also other options to enjoy content through streaming with various applications such as Netflix or YouTube, or to play movies in 4K format, thanks to Blu-ray player enabling this technology.

The above is added value, because unlike competition, there is no console capable of displaying this type of content on discs with this format, except for services via an Internet connection.

Regarding low points, even though we have an extensive game catalog to take advantage of the devices, it's no less true that exclusive games present on Xbox aren't as much as what the competition provides, so if we search for products that point more to titles that can't be found in elsewhere, this console is not the best one, not considering that some games can also be achieved via PCs.

However, it is worth mentioning that the latter can be an advantage, because we have the Play Anywhere feature, which means that we can play launches and resume them from various platforms, either on the console or on the computer. As we can see, with Xbox One S we have advantages and disadvantages, but again, if we need a console that can cover many games, One S is the best.

It is important to note that the Xbox One S can upscale 1080p games to 4K - it isn't a real 4K console. The Xbox One X retains all the media sensibilities of the Xbox One S with an Ultra HD (4K) Blu-ray player, support for HDR content and Dolby Atmos.

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New Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 Games Announced

New Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 Games Announced
Published by: XboxOneGamer on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One,

Starting today, four new Xbox 360 titles will be enhanced for Xbox One X, which includes The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Forza Horizon, Fable Anniversary and Crackdown, the newest addition available now in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility library. We’re also excited to release a new graphics setting for enhanced Xbox 360 titles on Xbox One X to give you more control over your gaming experience.

Xbox One X Enhanced 360 Titles

Xbox 360 games that are enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count on Xbox One X. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code. Today’s additions join the seven previously released Enhanced Xbox 360 titles like Halo 3, Skate 3, and Gears of War 3 for a total of 11 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 games.

Here is the full list of Xbox 360 games that are in the Xbox One X Enhanced catalog:

When you play Enhanced Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, you can now choose how to experience them—with enhanced graphics or in their original form. Enhanced graphics will be turned on by default, running your game with higher resolution, 9X the pixel count, increased texture details and antialiasing, allowing you to enjoy greater visual clarity than ever before. If you turn off the Graphics setting, the graphics will be comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S. Here’s how to access the setting. Note, once you change the setting, you’ll need to restart the game:

  1. Press “View” and “Menu” buttons on the controller to pull up the Xbox 360 guide
  2. Navigate to “Settings” blade
  3. Select “Xbox One X Settings”

Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 Guide


  1. Select to optimize for “Graphics” or “Performance”


We’re thrilled with the continued excitement for Xbox One Backward Compatibility—the community has played more than 840 million hours of Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. Compatibility is important to Xbox, to developers and their games, and our community. Preserving the art form of video games is part of our DNA, which is why Xbox One is the only console designed to play the best games of the past, present and future. We’re excited to continue to deliver on our vision of compatibility and grow our current Backward Compatible library, which includes more than 460 Xbox 360 games, 11 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 titles, and 13 Original Xbox games.


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Experience Xbox Games With Windows Sonic And Dolby Atmos Spatial Sound

Experience Xbox Games With Windows Sonic And Dolby Atmos Spatial Sound
Published by: forahobby on Thursday, November 16, 2017
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox One,

James Shields, Global Product Marketing Manager at Xbox, discusses Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos Spatial Sound.

Experience Xbox Games With Windows Sonic And Dolby Atmos Spatial Sound

This holiday, not only can you play your games on Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, but you also have a broad and diverse lineup of new games to experience – including Forza Motorsport 7, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Assassins’s Creed Origins, Super Lucky’s Tale, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. While the power of Xbox One X will immerse you in the beautiful visuals of your games, you can take that immersion even further by simply enabling spatial sound for your headphones or compatible home theater system. By using Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos spatial sound, you’ll hear your games in a whole new way.

What is Spatial Sound?

Spatial sound is an enhanced audio experience where sounds can flow around, above, and below you in a three-dimensional virtual space that simulates a more realistic environment. Spatial sound provides an immersive atmosphere that traditional channel-based surround sound formats cannot replicate. Imagine playing Gears of War 4 and a Raven helicopter flies overhead. With surround sound, you’d hear the helicopter flying around you, but with spatial sound, you’ll hear it flying directly above you.

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Introducing Xbox One X - The World's Most Powerful 4K Console

Introducing Xbox One X - The World's Most Powerful 4K Console
Published by: forahobby on Monday, June 12, 2017
Tagged: Gaming, Hardware, Xbox Live, Xbox One,

Microsoft has officially announced that Xbox One X, the world's most powerful 4K console, will be available at retailers worldwide on November 7, 2017 for $499, 449 pounds, 499 euros, CA$599 and AU$649.


Xbox One X (formerly code-named "Project Scorpio") was designed to be the best console to create and play games on, putting the greatest graphic fidelity in the hands of the world's best game creators to create true 4K games. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer underscored that every game will play great across the Xbox One family, and Xbox One X also makes your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times.

"Xbox empowers game developers large and small to create different types of games for every type of player," Spencer said. "Not only do we have the biggest cross-platform blockbusters on our platform, we've also scoured the world to bring our fans unique content from creative artists that capture the imagination."
Xbox One is the only console system designed to play the best games of the past, present and future. The Xbox One games and accessories you already own are compatible with Xbox One X, so if you're an Xbox gamer, chances are you already have a library of games that will look and play better on Xbox One X.

Spencer announced that Xbox will expand the Xbox One backward-compatibility library of nearly 400 popular Xbox 360 games to include original Xbox classics, starting with fan favorite "Crimson Skies." Xbox also revealed that "Gears of War 4," "Forza Horizon 3," "Minecraft," "Resident Evil 7," "Final Fantasy 15," "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands," "Rocket League" and dozens of other popular Xbox One games will receive free updates to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One X. A host of these titles will be enhanced to run in true 4K, and many will be available at Xbox One X launch.

Introducing Xbox One X

Games play better on Xbox One X. The world's most powerful console begins rolling out to all Xbox One markets starting on Nov. 7. With 40 percent more power than any other console, experience immersive true 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display, such as Samsung's flagship QLED TV. Xbox One X makes your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV. Xbox One X also offers the ultimate 4K entertainment package with 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support. Xbox One X will join the Xbox One family of devices and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S, and all Xbox One games and accessories are compatible.

Xbox One X Tech Specs

Lose yourself in worlds built for immersive true 4K gaming, where action is brought to life with 2160p frame buffers. Enjoy brilliant graphic details in lights, shadows, and reflections with High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut. Experience premium audio that puts you in the center of 3D spatial sound. Stream and record game clips in 4K at screaming-fast 60FPS. With 6 teraflops of processing power and 12GB GDDR5 graphic memory, Xbox One X is 40% more powerful than any other console. Feel true power.


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Xbox One Wireless Adapter For Windows 10 Out Now!

Xbox One Wireless Adapter For Windows 10 Out Now!
Published by: forahobby on Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox One,

Microsoft announced today that the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is now available at retailers in most markets around the world, including the U.S and Canada.

Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows 10

With the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, you’ll simply plug the Adapter into the USB 2.0 or 3.0 port of your Windows 10 PC laptop or tablet and bind the Adapter to your Wireless Controller to enable the same gaming experience you’re used to on Xbox One, including in-game chat and high-quality stereo audio. The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows accommodates up to eight controllers per unit, and up to four chat headsets or two stereo headsets.

Experience the advanced precision and comfort of your Xbox wireless controller on Windows 10 PCs, laptops, and tablets with the Xbox Wireless Adapter. It can handle up to eight controllers, up to 4 chat headsets, and two stereo headsets. Includes USB extender cable. This adapter only works with Windows 10 devices.*

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