The Xbox One has been making a fair amount of waves on newswires recently, where someone picked up a photo of the Xbox One for 450 quid before everything else was resolved, in addition to seeing great sales numbers whether in the US or in the UK. Hence, the Xbox One can be said to be an extremely popular console, and if there is one thing that you should know about the Xbox One before making a purchase, it would be this – it will not arrive with true backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games.
This has not stopped people from attempting to trick other Xbox One owners to activate the previously discovered game development kit code so that one can have a go at Xbox 360 games. Microsoft has done their bit to discourage folks from using the code which will enable development features on the Xbox One, although this has not stopped a JPG image from making its appearance online with such a procedure. The thing is, this particular procedure is a dud, and it will end up bricking your shiny new console instead, which is why we have decided not to put it up in the first place. As usual, it is always better to err on the side of caution.
Some games are able to rely on the very same premise for many years before it starts to run out of steam, requiring a new and fresh injection of ideas in order to be relevant to the current generation. I would like to think that Mario is starting to run out of steam as a platformer, considering how its sales on the Nintendo Wii U has not been particularly encouraging, especially for a first party title on the platform. Well, Final Fantasy has had its highs and lows in the past, and it seems that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with Patch 2.1, where it will be known as “A Realm Awoken”, is all set to tempt a generation of gamers – old or new, it does not matter.
In the latest trailer that runs all of 10 minutes long, it will showcase a couple of new dungeons, new housing features, as well as a bunch of new “Extreme” difficulty primal encounters, or so it seems. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s “A Realm Awoken” patch will roll out on December 17 at the earliest, which is not too far away, but waiting with full of anticipation can be quite an agonizing affair. Ask a guy who is waiting for an answer after a proposal, when one is on one’s knees with the eyes of everyone in the restaurant watching, 10 seconds can feel like an eternity.