Now is the Right Time to Buy the Xbox One

Category: Xbox
Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Written by Long

Like every gaming system, there comes a time when you should avoid buying it and there is a time that you should take the leap and invest in the home gaming entertainment system; now is the right time to buy into Xbox One. Released towards the end 2013, the gaming system has been an industry leader in innovative gaming technologies and it is the home system for some of the most popular games around – such as Titanfall and Call of Duty.

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This is the home gaming system for serious gamers. You won’t be chasing fruits and veggies around, the majority of these games feature hardcore action and cinematic styling. Like all home gaming systems, the console has had its rough years, but these come when a gaming console is evolving. Now, Xbox One and Microsoft stand to take gaming into the future.

What Caused the Rough Year

It wasn’t all that long ago when industry analysts were wondering if all the great games in the world wouldn’t be capable of saving the console. Sales dropped and reviewers and customers complained that the system wasn’t delivering enough to merit the price it was asking. This was a result of Microsoft shifting a focus to try and include more streaming original content and to expand the appeal of the system. They did list the MSRP too high for people to feel comfortable taking the plunge, but with a few price adjustments and the release of a stellar upgrade package – it is reclaiming its place as a leader.

What the Upgrade Package Delivers

The coming upgrade package is going to deliver some key features that will enhance your game play. These upgrades include Blu-ray capability, low power indicators for your controllers and the ability to make mobile purchases. The range of apps available for the console now includes some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports.

Microsoft closed the Xbox Studios because they finally realized that to get the original and quality content they wanted to deliver, they need to focus on the platform and let independent and third party content creators do what they do best. You can now see YouTube, Hulu, Amazon movies, Netflix and Redbox media right on your Xbox One system. They also expanded its VOIP capabilities allowing for better gaming communication, and to make and receive calls using Skype.

Why Now is the Time to Buy

The latest generation of Xbox One comes bundled with Titanfall. This is the game created by the same people who made Call of Duty. In Titanfall, the gaming experience and overall game design are taken up a notch to use all of the revamped technology of the latest generation of the console. With the integration of the Kinect system and an Xbox Live Gold Membership, many of the newer games have integrative features you can activate to get an even more realistic experience within the gaming world. The upgrades will keep coming, but the console is ready to go now.

Team Play in Battlefield 4

Category: Xbox
Published on Thursday, 07 August 2014
Written by Long

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Team play in Battlefield 4 will only work if you and your team members have good communication and familiarity with each other’s style. If you are the team leader then you need to make sure that you don’t let friendships determine who you team up with, you want to create a good balance between health, strength, weapons and more. Play hard and fast but don’t play favorites if you want to get to the goal and get out fast with your VIPs alive.

For many gamers who aren’t as experienced in the culture of online gaming, team play is for getting together with your friends in your home or online to enjoy the game. In the real gaming world, team play is taken very seriously. The latest Battlefield 4 contains some upgrades to the way team play works that reflect the seriousness of this effort.

Putting the Team Together

There are several different ways that you can put your team together. You can assemble them as a simple 4 player choice, or you can issue invitations or take part in an online match making system for competition play. The goal with team building is to make sure you have complementary team members.

Not everyone has to have max strength, or even max health; but someone should definitely be able to fulfill the role of the medic. You also want hackers, crackers, drivers and all else. In the new Battlefield 4 you aren’t just rescuing one person, but a whole group of VIPs and this will make everything all the more complicated in game play. Add in trying to manage a team effort, and life just got more complicated.

How to Be an Effective Team Leader

One of the features of Battlefield 4 that you can use to your advantage is the advanced in game communication systems. What is good is that the developers of Battlefield 4 have worked to make sure that it is compatible with a wide variety of game platforms so you can take advantage of their clarity and security as well. There is not a lot of time when you are leading the team into action to be sending text messages back and forth, an effective leader knows how to control the verbal communication of their team so only what is essential is broadcast. Your team needs to know who to look to for each kind of situation you encounter so that you can focus on the overall mission – as the team leader it is not always your job to solve every problem.

There is nothing wrong with kicking someone off your team, especially in competition. The most common reasons that someone is kicked off is that when push comes to shove they don’t show up to the actual Battlefield 4 matches. That is inexcusable; you need people you can rely on when you are in the game to see it through to its successful finish.