Xbox One has its own SmartGlass app

Gamers looking to get Microsoft’s new game console should note that it will feature its own, updated SmartGlass app. The current app available for using the feature on 360 is not compatible with the Xbox One. The updated app is definitely worth a download for gamers looking to expand their Xbox gaming experience. Dead Rising 3, an Xbox One exclusive launch title, will feature exclusive missions using the SmartGlass feature. The app is available for free download on Windows Phone, Android, and iOS.

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My body (and controller) is ready for the Xbox One

Just a few days until the release of Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox is released, so I’ve done the natural thing and purchased a controller for the console 5 days before I can actually play it.  It’ll look good on the entertainment stand until the Xbox One’s sitting comfortably under my television.

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Classic KI being bundled with Killer Instinct Ultra Edition

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The upcoming reboot of Rare’s classic Killer Instinct will be available this Friday with Microsoft offering players two solid reasons to buy the Ultra Edition instead of just taking the free demo ride: Classic KI.  The launch title will be available for free to all Xbox One gamers with only one fighter: Jago.  Players interested in getting the original arcade game will have to drop $40 on the Ultra Edition as Microsoft has stated that there is no plan to release it separately.  As stated above, there will be two renditions of the arcade release with this bundle–the original release as well as the 1.5D ROM revision.  Gamers interested in getting the Ultra Pin Edition for $60 exclusively from the Microsoft Store will also be gifted these two KI ROMS.  For players new to the franchise (or weathered vets who haven’t played in nearly 2 decades – such as myself), there will be a training mode included with these classic re-releases.

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Killer Instinct is developed by Double Helix, published by Microsoft Studios and releases this Friday alongside the Xbox One.