Gaming

How To: Download The Battlefield 1 Open Beta for Xbox One Right Now

Lots of people are having trouble locating the Battlefield 1 Open Beta in the Xbox One Store. This seems due to the fact that Microsoft hasn’t updated the store to feature nor show the beta in the search results. Thankfully, the is a very simple way to download it!

  1. Go to the community tab
  2. Click on “Trending on Xbox”
  3. Find someone who played the BF1 Beta
  4. Click “Options”
  5. Click “Go to Battlefield 1 Open Beta game hub”
  6. Click “Launch game”
  7. You can now download it from there, enjoy!

 

How Does Pokémon Go’s ‘Nearby’ Pawprint Feature Work?

One of Pokémon Go’s most annoying aspects is the fact that you can’t tell in which direction or just how far away that Pokémon you are trying to catch is. The developers behind the app have been very vague regarding that feature but I believe there is reasoning behind it. If you came here looking for a representation of distance every Pawprint indicates then you’ll be happy to know that there is a number but it’s quite vague. I have been told that during the beta each Pawprint indicated 50 meters while serebii.net is reporting that the first Pawprint translates to 20 meters, 2 prints is 100 meters, and 3 prints is nearly 1 kilometer.

Pokemon Go Pawprint Disntance to Pokemon How It Works

Which is the more accurate? Well, from my experience it really varies but I don’t think that’s such a bad thing. Just the other day I was at a park and everybody in the park was helping each other out as to where each Pokémon was. In my opinion, this lack of information just makes each new Pokémon you catch feel far more satisfying. A direction indicator would definitely help in finding Pokémon but at the end of the day it’s the thrill of the hunt that makes it fun! If you are completely set out on catching all of the Pokémon on your radar then there is a way but it requires some time to exeggcute it. A redditor by the name of DJToaster has devised this elaborate plan:

How To Find Pokemon Go Pokemon in Radar Distance

New Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Edition Launching February 27th in North America

Nintendo recently announced a new Nintendo 3DS 20th Anniversary Pokémon Edition which will come with Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue pre-installed. It will also come bundled with 2 cover plates and a download code for an exclusive Nintendo 3DS Pokémon HOME Menu theme. The bundle will retail for $200 plus tax and will not come with a charger which ads close to another $20 to the cost of the handheld.

We will also get Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow released on the e-shop ($10 each) so all 3DS owners can get their hands on them.

Nintendo 3DS Pokemon Products: Amazon


Bundle Includes:
  • New Nintendo 3DS HW
  • Two Cover Plates (Blastoise & Charizard)
  • Pre-Installed games Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version
  • Exclusive Home Menu theme

Source: GameStop

New Experiences for Xbox One and Windows 10 Gamers Unveiled

Today, Phil Spencer unveiled that the Xbox experience is coming to Windows 10. Microsoft is adding lots of features to the Xbox App on Windows 10. PC and Xbox One gamers will be able to game and chat together seamlessly as long as the game developer supports it. Gamers will also be able to stream their Xbox One games to computers and tablets running Windows 10, there will also be a Game DVR feature that will let gamers record, edit, and share their gameplay.

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The Windows 10 Tech Preview will be available in the coming weeks and will include an early version of the Xbox App for people to test out. Later this year Microsoft will be updating the Xbox One to Windows 10 to enable seamless interaction with PC gamers and to give developers and easier way to extend their apps to the television. 

 
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  • The Xbox App. Whether you only game on the PC, the console or both, the Xbox app brings together the most important aspects of your gaming life: Games, Friends, Messages, Activity Feed, your gaming legacy with Achievements, and much more.
  • Xbox Live and multiplayer across devices. Xbox Live is social, interactive, and seamlessly integrated directly into Windows 10, bringing gamers the experiences they love across devices, like multiplayer gaming on Windows 10 against players on an Xbox One, and messaging and chat with friends. And developers will get full access to the Xbox Live API, making it easier to create more powerful gaming scenarios across devices.
  • Game Streaming. Thanks to the deep integration of Xbox on Windows 10, games on Xbox One can be streamed through your home network to your Windows 10 PC or tablet, anywhere in your house. Xbox One gamers will now be able to play many of their favorite console games on their PC. And many Xbox One accessories will work interchangeably on the console and PC (with more on the way), so you can customize your experience in whatever way you see fit.
  • DirectX 12. We’ve enhanced our graphics technology to squeeze every ounce of performance out of your supported hardware and open up a new wave of innovation for high-end graphics. Delivering greater complexity and detail on your current PC, games authored or updated for DirectX 12 are able to run faster and have richer visuals. And this technology is already in the hands of developers today. The engines used to power hundreds of games are implementing DirectX 12, including Unreal Engine 4 from Epic and, as we announced today, Unity.
  • Game DVR. On Xbox One, one of the most popular features used by gamers is Game DVR, which gives simple access to recording, editing, and sharing out your most epic gaming moments. It’s not easy or consistent to do that for PC games today. We’re bringing this beloved feature to Windows 10, now accessible by simply pressing Windows+G. With the games you love playing – whether on Xbox Live, Steam, or other services – you can record, edit, and share game clips with all your social networks.
  • Fable Legends. Today we announced that we are bringing Fable Legends to Windows 10 PCs, day-and-date with the Xbox One version in 2015.  This means Fablefans running Windows 10 will be able to play against their fellow gamers on Xbox One. It’s the same game, in the same world, on the same map. Fable Legends is just the first of the major game franchises from Microsoft Studios coming to Windows 10 and we will have more to share in the coming months.

Source: Xbox Wire

Best Wii U, Xbox One, & PS4 Black Friday Deals!

If you have been waiting for the price to drop on a console odds are that you will be getting one come Black Friday. The thing is that you’ll want to know what place has the best deal before visiting so below is a list of the best deals on different consoles that will be available come November 28th. The list will be updated if there are any other bundles/price drops that you should know about!

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PLAYSTATION 4

Best Buy

  • PlayStation 4 with The Last of Us Remastered and GTA 5 ( $399.99 )

Dell

  • PlayStation 4 with The Last of Us Remastered and GTA 5 ( $399.99 )

Toys R Us

  • PlayStation 4 The Last of Us Remastered and GTA 5 ( $399.99 )
  • PlayStation 4 LittleBigPlanet 3 and Lego Batman 3 bundle ( $399.99 )

Walmart

  • PlayStation 4 with The Last of Us Remastered and GTA 5 ( $399.99 )
  • PlayStation 4 bundle with the choice of two games (Walmart.com, $449.99)
  • PlayStation 4 with a $50 Walmart gift card ( $399.99 )

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WII U

Best Buy

  • Wii U with Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land, Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze ( $359.97 )

Meijer

  • Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Wii U console with $30 customer coupon for later use ( $279.99 )

Toys R Us

  • Wii U 8 GB with Skylanders Swap Force bundle ( $199.99 )

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XBOX ONE

Best Buy

  • Xbox One with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag ( $329.99 )
  • Xbox One with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Black Flag, extra controller and Kinect ( $429.99 )

Dell

  • Xbox One with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag ( $329.99 )

Kohl’s

  • Xbox One ( $329.99 )

Toys R Us

  • Xbox One console with Kinect ( $429.99 )
  • Xbox One Assassin’s Creed bundle, with Unity and Black Flag ( $329.99 )

Walmart

  • Xbox One with the Halo: Master Chief Collection and a $30 Walmart gift card (first hour only, $329.99 )
  • Walmart Xbox One Assassin’s Creed bundle, with Unity and Black Flag ( $329.99 )
  • Walmart Xbox One with 12-month gold membership and choice of game (at Walmart.com only, $379.99 )

 xbox 360 black friday deals

XBOX 360

Walmart

  • Xbox 360 4GB  ( $99.99 )

 

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PLAYSTATION 3

GameStop (Pre-Black Friday Deals)

Amazon  (Pre-Black Friday Deals)

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NINTENDO DS

Best Buy

  • Nintendo 3DS XL with Mario Party: Island Tour ( $174.99 )

Kohl’s

  • Nintendo 3DS XL with Mario Party: Island Tour ( $149.99 )

Sears

  • 2DS for $99.99 when you purchase a game
  • 3DS XL for $169.99 when you purchase a game

Target

  • Nintendo 2DS with Yoshi’s New Island ( $99.99 )

Toys R Us

  • Nintendo 3DS XL Mario Party Island Tour Edition ( $179.99 )

Walmart

  • 3DS XL Super Mario Bros. 2 Gold Edition bundle ( $149.96 )

 

Kohl’s, Meijer, Toy’s R Us, and Sear’s deals are available in store only. Dell and Amazon deals are only available online. Target deals are available online and in store. Some Walmart deals are in store while other online only. 

Nintendo Announces a Tiny NES Console

The release of Pokemon Go has brought out the inner child in millions of adults over the past week but it looks like that’s not the only dose of nostalgia Nintendo is going to release this year. Later this year Nintendo is taking us back to the 1980’s by releasing a palm-sized NES Console with 30 built-in games. The console will retail for $59.99 and will come with one controller. Fortunately, the console comes with an AC Adapter and HDMI Cable so you can play it right out of the box. An extra controller will set you back $10 so plan on spending around $80 when it drops on November 11th 2016. The controller is the same size as the original and can be used to play virtual console games on the Wii U so you could just spend $10 on the controller to get that classic feel. Below is the list of games included in the console as well as some of the key points Nintendo is advertising for the NES Classic Edition.

What Games Does the NES Classic Edition Have?

News Classic Edition How it Looks

  • The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES, originally released in 1985.
  • Just plug the NES Classic Edition into your TV, pick up that gray controller, and rediscover the joy of NES games.
  • Play NES games the way they’re meant to be played—with a full-size “original” controller.
  • The included NES Classic Controller can also be used with NES Virtual Console games on your Wii™ or Wii U™ console by connecting it to a Wii Remote™ controller.
  • Games like Pac-Man™, TECMO BOWL, and Dr. Mario™ are even better with a buddy. And you won’t have to fight over a controller.
  • Use your Classic Controller™ or Classic Controller Pro™ (sold separately), or buy a second NES Classic Controller.

 

Source: Nintendo NES Classic Edition

Pokémon Go Team Mystic, Valor, and Instinct Wallpapers

Pokémon Go is now available in most places around the world and it has been a huge hit. If you haven’t tried out Pokémon Go, you can download the app from the iOS or Google Play App Store. The app is free to download but has in-app purchases that are optional and not needed to advance in the game. Below are a set of wallpapers for the Mystic, Valor, and Instinct teams in Pokémon Go. If you are unfamiliar with the teams in Pokémon Go you will get an in-game message regarding choosing a team once you reach level 5.

Download Instructions

Desktop: Click on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, right click and choose “Save Image As”. When you click “Save Image As”, you will be able to name the image and save it to a location of choice on your computer. Stay up to date with our latest posts by following us on Twitter (@DarGadgetZ)!

Mobile: Tap on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, tap and hold on the image until the “Save Image” option appears. When you click “Save Image” the wallpaper will appear in your Camera Roll.

 

Source: Enxee (Imgur)

EA Releases Official Star Wars Battlefront Launch Trailer

Early today the EAStarWars YouTube channel posted the launch trailer for Star Wars Battlefront. The trailer features Han Solo and Darth Vader as well as some other nice surprises so check it out below!

 

Prepare to be transported to a galaxy far, far away and fight in epic multiplayer battles and intense Missions on Hoth, Endor, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Let’s Play Star Wars™.

Star Wars™ Battlefront™ is available November 17th on PS4, PC and Xbox One.

Source: EAStarWars

New 3DS XL Coming to North America On February 13

The New Nintendo 3DS XL that came out in Japan a few months ago has finally gotten a release date for North America. The handheld will be available for purchase February 13 for $199.99 and will come in Black and Red. The New 3DS XL features NFC (for Amiibos), faster processing, an analog C-Stick, and eye-tracking which allows you to view the 3DS from different angles without ruining the 3D experience. It will also have a micro SD card slot (comes with a 4GB card) instead of the full-size SD card slot on the current 3DS XL.

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This time around Nintendo is releasing the 3DS XL without an AC adapter so you’ll most likely end up spending closer to $300 if you’re going to get a game with it! Sadly, there is still no word on whether Nintendo will be releasing the smaller/cheaper model with the changeable face plates in here in North America but it shouldn’t be too long before Nintendo announces it.

New Nintendo 3DS United States

Nintendo 3DS XL Face Tracking

Source: Nintendo

Simple Xbox One Wallpapers Pack

A new update for the Xbox One is now available and it includes the ability to set your own background for the dashboard. Below are some Full HD Wallpapers I whipped up that are simple but look great on the console!

Download Instructions

Desktop: Click on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, right click and choose “Save Image As”. When you click “Save Image As”, you will be able to name the image and save it to a location of choice on your computer. Stay up to date with our latest posts by following us on Twitter (@DarGadgetZ)!

Installation Instructions

Download the Xbox One ‘Media Player’ app, load the image/images you want onto a thumb drive and connect the USB drive to the console. Open the Media Player app and select your USB drive, select background you want, click menu button and select “Set as background”.

 

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