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XBL Content Roundup: September 16th, 2015

  • punkyliarpunkyliar214,884
  • DwaggieniteDwaggienite2,938,201
    Posted on 16 September 15 at 22:37, Edited on 16 September 15 at 22:40 by Dwaggienite
    Disney Frozen Snowball Fight, from the description:

    "Please review our Privacy Policy at http://disneyprivacenter.com ..."

    Isn't it nice to know that they can't even get their own fucking web address right in the description of the product, and would rather just go for an easy freemium 'cash-grab'. Pathetic.

    http://www.disneyprivacycenter.com/ is the proper link.

    Bloody idiots.

    On topic... Holy crap, Halo Spartan Assault/Strike for iOS?

    I may need to get an iPad.

    ...oh good grief I can't believe I just said that.
  • LeviAJonesLeviAJones341,826
    Posted on 16 September 15 at 22:44
    If the Steam reviews of GunWorld are any indication, it's not even worth the $2.
  • Oriole2682Oriole26822,891,023
    Posted on 16 September 15 at 23:00
    A single skin in Evolve is $3 but a whole game is $2? I've never seen a non-phone game so cheap regular price
  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead588,109
    Posted on 16 September 15 at 23:03, Edited on 17 September 15 at 00:52 by HolyHalfDead
    Also...

    The Taken King for Destiny
    Size: N/A
    Price: US$39.99 / £39.99 / €39.99 / AU$69.95
    Oryx, The Taken King, has arrived in our solar system, bringing with him a corrupted army to exact revenge on the Guardians who destroyed his son Crota. Find your way into his impenetrable Dreadnaught ship before he and his dark army consume our civilization. The Taken King, introduces a new story campaign and quests, new enemies, new locations to explore, new Strikes and Crucible maps, a new Raid and more. To stand up to the challenge, players will have access to three new devastating Guardian subclasses, and a massive arsenal of weapons, armor, and gear. REQUIRES DESTINY, EXPANSION I: THE DARK BELOW, AND EXPANSION II: HOUSE OF WOLVES. SOLD SEPARATELY.As stated above, The Taken King is only available if you have played Destiny and own The Dark Below and The House of Wolves on your Xbox LIVE account.

    Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition (Xbox 360)
    Size: 45.14 MB
    Price: US$59.99 / £49.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95
    Oryx, The Taken King, has arrived in our solar system, bringing with him a corrupted army to exact revenge on the Guardians who destroyed his son Crota. Legendary Edition Includes:
    • The Taken King
    • Destiny
    • Expansion I: The Dark Below
    • Expansion II: House of Wolves
    Destiny: The Taken King - Digital Collector's Edition (Xbox 360)
    Size: 45.09 MB
    Price: US$79.99 / £69.99 / €89.99 / AU$119.70
    Oryx, The Taken King, has arrived in our solar system, bringing with him a corrupted army to exact revenge on the Guardians who destroyed his son Crota. Digital Collector's Edition Includes:
    • The Taken King
    • Destiny
    • Expansion I: The Dark Below
    • Expansion II: House of Wolves
    • Early Access Weapons Pack and SUROS Arsenal Pack**
    • Digital Content: 3 Exotic Guardian Class items with XP bonuses, 3 class-specific emotes, and 3 armor shaders.
    If you have played Destiny (Xbox 360) and own The Dark Below and The House of Wolves on your Xbox LIVE account you can buy The Taken King in-game.

    Halo: Spartan Bundle (iOS)
    Size: 1.46 GB
    Price: US$7.99 / £5.99 / €7.99 / AU$9.99 / ¥960
    Halo: Spartan Bundle includes both Halo: Spartan Assault – the original Halo top-down shooter that plays through the historic first missions of the Spartan Ops program – and Halo: Spartan Strike – the newest entry in the series where you are a Spartan supersoldier battling evil forces during the events of Halo 2.
    With 60 challenging missions across both titles, thrilling battles, a devastating arsenal of weapons, and more the Halo: Spartan Bundle provides the complete pick-up-and-play Halo experience.

    Halo: Spartan Assault:
    Enlist as a Spartan soldier in the original Halo top-down shooter! Set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, Halo: Spartan Assault, spans 30 missions in vibrant, dangerous worlds.

    Halo: Spartan Strike:
    Delve into 30 challenging missions through cities and jungles using a devastating arsenal of weapons, abilities and vehicles including the iconic Warthog against the Covenant and Promethean enemies.
    Warning It appears that nobody has been able to link their XBL account with Halo: Spartan Assault (iOS) It is working for Halo: Spartan Strike (iOS)
    He's not a man. He's the holy Half-Dead who has seen the Underverse and returned with powers you can't imagine.
  • zsoltee53zsoltee53347,133
    Posted on 16 September 15 at 23:03
    More iOS games with Xbox integration, please Microsoft! clap
  • Posted on 16 September 15 at 23:10
    zsoltee53 said:More iOS games with Xbox integration, please Microsoft! clap100% agree!
    http://tinyurl.com/nsxg6rm <== EASY WAY TO MAKE $5 XBOX LIVE BY USING BING
  • xPut Name HerexxPut Name Herex1,089,689
    Posted on 16 September 15 at 23:50, Edited on 16 September 15 at 23:50 by xPut Name Herex
    Does anyone know if Frozen uses the game save in your OneDrive if you have previously played it on Windows?
    I miss the good old days of WW2 Call of Duty
  • Ham SaladHam Salad817,485
    Posted on 17 September 15 at 03:23
    Minor quibble, but Frozen Snowball Fight is an Arcade game on the 360. It even has a free trial option,
  • Mr GimpsonMr Gimpson329,459
    Posted on 17 September 15 at 08:28
    Anyone know if the iOS Halo achievements sync up with the XBone versions?
  • FailedSeppukuFailedSeppuku1,258,294
    Posted on 17 September 15 at 10:55, Edited on 17 September 15 at 11:30 by FailedSeppuku
    Does anyone know if the 'Win with 10 different characters' in Frozen Crush Saga require the £15 multiplayer character pack, that would make it 'not free' for completionists and against MS' 'all games need to have 100% obtainable achievements in the base game without additional purchases'


    EDIT: i looked and yes, there are 2/11 unlocked characters for MP, you need to purchase the other 9 for £15.99 or £2.39 each (£3.99 for Marshmallow).
    250 achievements on old games for 1% increase.... soon be 90% >_<
  • punkyliarpunkyliar214,884
    Posted on 17 September 15 at 12:11
    HolyHa1fDead said:The Taken King for Destiny

    Halo: Spartan Bundle (iOS)
    The former was showing up as unavailable for me, probably because I don't own Destiny. I was unaware of the latter. I've added both -- thanks for the details!

    HolyHa1fDead said:Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition (Xbox 360)

    Destiny: The Taken King - Digital Collector's Edition (Xbox 360)
    Both of these were actually available on September 1st so are in that roundup. I have, however, now added a note about them like I do for the Xbox One versions.
  • Posted on 17 September 15 at 13:36
    FailedSeppuku said:Does anyone know if the 'Win with 10 different characters' in Frozen Crush Saga require the £15 multiplayer character pack, that would make it 'not free' for completionists and against MS' 'all games need to have 100% obtainable achievements in the base game without additional purchases'

    EDIT: i looked and yes, there are 2/11 unlocked characters for MP, you need to purchase the other 9 for £15.99 or £2.39 each (£3.99 for Marshmallow).
    According to posted solutions, you can also unlock additional MP characters by proceeding through the storyline.
  • NO1KEVNO1KEV2,173,394
    Posted on 17 September 15 at 16:16
    ill wayn3 said:zsoltee53 said:More iOS games with Xbox integration, please Microsoft! clap100% agree!I disagree 100% because its a big fuck you from Ms for those of us that have stuck with and support WP and its games. Maybe if they released more WP games then they would get more sales instead of releasing them to other phone brands.
  • xPut Name HerexxPut Name Herex1,089,689
    Posted on 17 September 15 at 18:13
    NO1KEV said:ill wayn3 said:zsoltee53 said:More iOS games with Xbox integration, please Microsoft! clap100% agree!I disagree 100% because its a big fuck you from Ms for those of us that have stuck with and support WP and its games. Maybe if they released more WP games then they would get more sales instead of releasing them to other phone brands.Don't be ridiculous. The Xbox integration is a nice touch, and it helped make WP noticeable when WP7 rolled about, but at most the presence of Xbox achievements in a game would matter to 0.002% of smartphone buyers worldwide. And that percentage is only so high if you assume the presence of achievements matters to everyone on TA (which it doesn't).

    WP doesn't get sales because it doesn't have the majority of the big apps, doesn't have all the updates for the few big apps that are there, and doesn't get the trendy apps (or gets them well after they are trendy). Not due to the presence of lack thereof of Xbox-integrated games.
    I miss the good old days of WW2 Call of Duty
  • NO1KEVNO1KEV2,173,394
    Posted on 17 September 15 at 18:53
    xPut Name Herex said:NO1KEV said:ill wayn3 said:zsoltee53 said:More iOS games with Xbox integration, please Microsoft! clap100% agree!I disagree 100% because its a big fuck you from Ms for those of us that have stuck with and support WP and its games. Maybe if they released more WP games then they would get more sales instead of releasing them to other phone brands.Don't be ridiculous. The Xbox integration is a nice touch, and it helped make WP noticeable when WP7 rolled about, but at most the presence of Xbox achievements in a game would matter to 0.002% of smartphone buyers worldwide. And that percentage is only so high if you assume the presence of achievements matters to everyone on TA (which it doesn't).

    WP doesn't get sales because it doesn't have the majority of the big apps, doesn't have all the updates for the few big apps that are there, and doesn't get the trendy apps (or gets them well after they are trendy). Not due to the presence of lack thereof of Xbox-integrated games.
    That may be your opinion. But I have at least 20 people on my friends list who jumped to WP for the live enabled games. I just think Ms should be trying to keep their current and new users happy rather than slappin their games out on other mobiles. But hey I bet you already have an ios device so thats why you are plus for more to be released on it
  • xPut Name HerexxPut Name Herex1,089,689
    Posted on 17 September 15 at 21:00
    NO1KEV said:xPut Name Herex said:NO1KEV said:I disagree 100% because its a big fuck you from Ms for those of us that have stuck with and support WP and its games. Maybe if they released more WP games then they would get more sales instead of releasing them to other phone brands.Don't be ridiculous. The Xbox integration is a nice touch, and it helped make WP noticeable when WP7 rolled about, but at most the presence of Xbox achievements in a game would matter to 0.002% of smartphone buyers worldwide. And that percentage is only so high if you assume the presence of achievements matters to everyone on TA (which it doesn't).

    WP doesn't get sales because it doesn't have the majority of the big apps, doesn't have all the updates for the few big apps that are there, and doesn't get the trendy apps (or gets them well after they are trendy). Not due to the presence of lack thereof of Xbox-integrated games.
    That may be your opinion. But I have at least 20 people on my friends list who jumped to WP for the live enabled games. I just think Ms should be trying to keep their current and new users happy rather than slappin their games out on other mobiles. But hey I bet you already have an ios device so thats why you are plus for more to be released on it
    I have never owned an iOS device, and have had WP since WP7, but nice try smile. Also, anecdotal evidence is not valid in these sorts of debates. Yes you may have many friends who use WP, but you also clearly spend a lot of time playing Xbox games and caring about achievements based on your profile's statistics and your general opinions on the matter. Therefore, it is more likely than the norm that you would associate with others of a similar mindset, and thus your group of friends is not an unbiased sample pool.

    Again, as you pointed out, Xbox-enabled games on the phone got people to notice WP. However, it does not ultimately end up getting people from "notice" to purchase, or from purchase to continued customer, for the vast majority of the market. App and feature availability that directly feeds into quality of life and quality of usage statistics are far more important than Xbox games ever will be, and WP simply does not compete on those levels with iOS and Android.
    I miss the good old days of WW2 Call of Duty
  • Tanelorn82Tanelorn82452,527
    Posted on 19 September 15 at 06:15
    Yup, bringing more achievements games on iOS (or Android) is a nice touch. It's not a "big fuck you" to anyone.
    Seriously, it's to bring their games to non-WP users, that's it.
    Welcome to TA, where stats are made up and some achievements do not matter.
  • Posted on 21 September 15 at 00:45
    NO1KEV said:ill wayn3 said:zsoltee53 said:More iOS games with Xbox integration, please Microsoft! clap100% agree!I disagree 100% because its a big fuck you from Ms for those of us that have stuck with and support WP and its games. Maybe if they released more WP games then they would get more sales instead of releasing them to other phone brands.I totally agree! MS is trying to go up against iOS, that's why most of the mobile games are only on Windows Phone, if you are a real XBOX fan, you will switch over to Windows Phone for those games that are only on Windows Phone, why I'm going to switch over to Windows Phone and stay on Windows Phone for all the games on their, which is what I'm going to be doing.
    Love playing ALL XBOX games! :) 1,640 gamerscore as of right now!
  • coipcoip223,075
    Posted on 27 September 15 at 02:42
    speedygamers90 said:NO1KEV said:ill wayn3 said:zsoltee53 said:More iOS games with Xbox integration, please Microsoft! clap100% agree!I disagree 100% because its a big fuck you from Ms for those of us that have stuck with and support WP and its games. Maybe if they released more WP games then they would get more sales instead of releasing them to other phone brands.I totally agree! MS is trying to go up against iOS, that's why most of the mobile games are only on Windows Phone, if you are a real XBOX fan, you will switch over to Windows Phone for those games that are only on Windows Phone, why I'm going to switch over to Windows Phone and stay on Windows Phone for all the games on their, which is what I'm going to be doing.Microsoft is moronic for releasing any of their games on iOS at all and doubly moronic for making them Xbox integrated. Xbox should only be on Microsoft platforms. Putting it on a competitor's platform, especially one as douchebaggy as iOS, is incredibly myopic. Whoever made that decision should be fired.
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