Hello Fellow Cravers. I am GD and and we are back for 2016 with the top 3 gaming news stories of thest 2 weeks, Top 5, new releases and a recap of YouTube of the week with the Update!
3)xbox 360 backwards compatible coming to Xbox One ‘as they’re ready’
The Xbox One will now receive new backward compatible Xbox 360 games as they’re ready, Microsoft announced this week in a press release. Previously, the company would release new backward compatible titles for the console in batches on a monthly basis.
Coinciding with the announcement is the launch of several Xbox 360 games now available on the Xbox Marketplace. The full list is as follows:
◾The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (which is free until 5th Feb)
◾Sam & Max Save the World
◾Age of Booty
◾Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
Future releases will be announced via the usual channels, although the Xbox Wire now also offers a special section dedicated to the announcement of new backward compatible games.
2)FNAF World released early on steam… then removed
Five Nights at Freddy’s World has been removed from Steam, designer Scott Cawthon announced on the platform.
In a post to the community forum page for Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, now the most recent release in the series available on Steam, Cawthon wrote of his disappointment with the role-playing game.
“Even though the game had a ‘Very Positive’ rating with 87 [percent], I was not satisfied with the reviews and ratings it was getting,” he said. “For that reason, I’ve decided to remove the game from Steam.”
He also confirmed that anyone who owned the game can receive a refund for their purchase. That system “will be in place soon,” he added.
Five Nights at Freddy’s World will return, however, and when it does it will be available completely for free, this time on GameJolt. Cawthon is currently working on polishing up the game, which launched without basic features like stat pages and certain menus. He did not give a timetable for its return.
Originally planned for a mid-February launch, the surprising RPG spinoff of Cawthon’s horror franchise arrived last week with no prior warning. Following complaints of the seemingly rushed nature of the release, Cawthon admitted that his own excitement about the title lead to the regrettably early launch.
1)Minecraft: Education Edition coming to schools
Microsoft has acquired MinecraftEdu, a version designed by educators for classroom use, and will use it to launch Minecraft: Education Edition, developer Mojang announced this week.
Minecraft: Education Edition will be free for a year to existing customers of the five-year-old MinecraftEdu, created in 2011 by Joel Levin, a second-grade teacher in New York City. It evolved into a teaching aid fully supported by Mojang, and used by more than 5,500 educators in 40 countries to teach subjects ranging from science to history and art.
MinecraftEdu was one of three initiatives owned by TeacherGaming, an independent games studio founded by three teachers on the success of MinecraftEdu. It also develops an educational edition of Kerbal Space Program.
Minecraft: Education Edition will be supported by a new education-focused community at the official Minecraft site, where newcomers to the teaching aid can connect with experienced users for advice on incorporating into their lessons.
“One of the reasons Minecraft fits so well in the classroom is because it’s a common, creative playground,” Vu Bui, Mojang’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “We’ve seen that Minecraft transcends the differences in teaching and learning styles and education systems around the world. It’s an open space where people can come together and build a lesson around nearly anything.”
Minecraft: Education Edition will launch this summer with a free trial. Pricing details were not announced. More information is available in this FAQ.
UK GAME CHARTS
Call of Duty: Black Ops III remains unchallenged at the top of the Chart this week. For the ever popular shooter it continues a run of seven straight weeks at No1 spanning 2015 and 2016. Fifa 16 and Grand Theft Auto V swap places with EA’s title moving up to No2 and the latter down to No3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege also moves up a place to No4 pushing Star Wars Battlefront down to No5. New debutants land in the Top 10 this week the first in the form of the Resident Evil Origins Collection at No6. The title resurrects the original classic and prequel title Resident Evil 0 (last seen in 2003 for Nintendo GameCube) as HD re-masters. The second new release at No7 is Life is Strange, which features Square Enix’s critically acclaimed episodic adventure title as a full physical release. Just Cause 3 makes way for the new releases shifting down to No8 while Fallout 4 is pushed down a place to No9. A second re-master moves into the Top 10 Dishonoured: Definitive Edition climbs to No10 with retailer promotions fuelling the 22 place rise. Outside the Top 10 The Evil Within also benefits from similar price promotion, which propels it from No25 to No16.
Down 1 to No.5: STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT
Up 1 to No.4: RAINBOW 6: SIEGE
Down 1 to No.3: GRAND THEFT AUTO V
Up 1 to No.2: FIFA 16
Still at No.1: CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III
GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 26TH JANUARY
The Witness (PS4) – Digital Only
GAMES RELEASED ON THURSDAY 28TH JANUARY
Rise Of The Tomb Raider (PC)
GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY
Lego Marvel’s Avengers (360/PS3/Wii U/XO/PS4/PC/3DS)
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)
Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo (XO/PS4/PC)
The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel (PS3/PSV)
This War Of Mine: The Little Ones (XO/PS4)
Bombshell (XO/PS4/PC) – Digital Only
YouTube videos of the week
Welcome as we look back at what went up this week
CTG Play Tomb Raider Multiplayer Part Two
CTG Plays Star Wars Battlefront Part Four
CTG Play Minecraft : Doc Builds a House
Billy Plays Final Fantasy X HD Part Two
WWE Royal Rumble Predictions
CTG Play Monopoly Plus Part Three
The CTG Podcast Live! Episode 76
Also voting is now open till Tuesday 26th January Noon for the CTG Awards, you can vote by going to the surveys in the link here – https://craveyourgame.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/the-ctg-awards-2016/
Don’t forget that we are back with the CTG Awards Podcast this Wednesday. We return next Monday with the Update.