All posts in Media

sunset overdrive

Composer Boris Salchow who created scores for games such as Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, Fuse, Resistance 2&3, continues his long-standing musical collaboration with independent video game developer Insomniac Games to score the cinematic music for their highly anticipated next-generation shooter, “Sunset Overdrive,” published by Microsoft Studios. Reflecting the game’s over the top sense of humor and frenetic gameplay style, Boris Salchow’s eclectic cinematic score ranges from electro-industrial, alt-rock, spikey punk and headbangin’ metal cues to ’60s Hollywood orchestral music, zombie horror, spaghetti western and even minstrel ballads! “Sunset Overdrive” will be released worldwide exclusively for the Xbox Read more

develop brighton app

MICROSOFT TO DELIVER EVOLVE OPENING KEYNOTE AT DEVELOP IN BRIGHTON 2014 Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Services at Microsoft UK Rob Fraser to kickstart Evolve track on Tuesday 8 July Tandem Events – organizers of the Develop in Brighton conference – today announced Microsoft UK’s Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Services, Rob Fraser, will deliver the Evolve track keynote on the opening morning of the conference.In his session entitled ‘A Rough Guide to Cloud Gaming’ Rob will suggest that Cloud Gaming is an overloaded term which is used to refer to an assortment of game distribution and monetisation models, and Read more


TRANSFORMERS RISE OF THE DARK SPARK, a video game complement to Paramount Pictures’ upcoming film, TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION,set to release this June. This third-person action adventure video game goes beyond the movie by uniting the universe of director Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS movies with the ever-popular Cybertron universe. Players will choose from over 40 playable characters from the two different universes as they battle to secure the Dark Spark.  TRANSFORMERS RISE OF THE DARK SPARK will be releasing on Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo’s Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and PC.“TRANSFORMERS RISE OF THE Read more


Will 2014 World Cup Brazil Brighten Your Summer? The World Cup is the Greatest Sporting Event EVER, well to Football Fans anyway, but will the Brazilian Samba really get going? The Squads are nearly finalized. The Stadiums are nearly complete. The Fans are flocking to exotic locations booked many months ago. But will this years festival of football raise your mood? IF not then 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will give you the opportunity instead. The game has been  very well received and apart from the omission of the Ultimate Team game mode, EA are delighted with the fans feedback, Read more

ufc brucelee

EA Sports UFC is only weeks away! And this is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. UFC has tried to breakthrough onto the Market for a number of years now! But this version is the most Dynamic and detailed of any gone before. With it being the first UFC title to be published by EA EA Sports with Ignite has changed the dynamics of the sports games on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, not only is the level of detail increased the movements of the athletes in their games are so much smoother than ever before. In Read more


Sky is the limit!  Well that’s a great saying but on Xbox One there is no Sky Go App! 45 New Apps Added But Where Has Sky Gone? Sky and Xbox were in bed with each other on Xbox 360 and this was one of the biggest apps that was downloaded, in fact it helped sell a massive amount of boxes! But since the launch of Xbox One, it has been a notable by it’s absence. Given the huge importance that Microsoft placed on media on the Xbox One Xbox Players are very surprised that this has still not been Read more

destination brazil

It Seems that Microsoft have found the perfect Sport to catch the European TV market and show everyone that they are not only focussed on American Sports TV. The Xbox One is sun-ominous with TV! TV, TV, TV, Call of Duty, Halo TV, and Sports. Remember? Well if you don’t, where have you been? Anyway Integration has been a great success, what with the NFL Draft being shown live on Xbox, and fans of the great American Dream Sport have also been able to watch their fantasy football teams in action during live play………….. But you know all that. So Read more


Two-time British Academy of Film and Television Arts award-winning American composer Jason Graves (Tomb Raider, Dead Space) provides an intense, modern cinematic score for MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT, the supernatural detective thriller video game from Airtight Games and SQUARE ENIX. Winner of ten E3 Awards, MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT takes players into a whole new realm of mystery where the case is personal and the clues just out of reach. A new take on the action/adventure genre, MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT challenges players to solve possibly the hardest case of all…their own murder.Renowned for his sophisticated composition style, unique musical textures and cinematic orchestral Read more

ea games

EA today announced that at E3 2014, the company will showcase its commitment to delivering great player experiences with an exciting new lineup of games and services. It all begins on June 9, 2014 at EA’s annual E3 briefing, At that reveal we expect some really BIG announcements, Games such as Star Wars may get air time as there was the recent announcement of the cast of Episode 7. This of course would probably tie in with the release of that film, However Star Wars Battlefront was rumoured to be a Next Gen Console release title so we may get Read more

nfl draft2

The NFL Draft is when we officially get excited about football. It’s the energy of the fresh new players, the hope that maybe this season is our team’s year. And now we get to experience all that… without setting down our Xbox controllers. The Xbox One’s already feature-packed NFL experience gives football fans a live, customizable draft day experience, unlike anything else. Starting today, Xbox Gold members will be able to experience the 2014 NFL Draft with an all-new draft channel and all-new draft-related content. On Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10, all Xbox Live Gold Members can get up close Read more


Bound by Flame, the most ambitious RPG to date from Spiders studios, due for release on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC on 9 May 2014, can now reveal its original soundtrack in a fabulous video with commentary from the composer Olivier Derivière and the singer Iré. Olivier Derivière is a composer who won multiple awards for his work in video games (Remember Me, Assassin’s Creed 4). In this video illustrated by many new sequences and enthralling excerpts from the game’s soundtrack, Olivier tells us about his work on Bound by Flame. This is also the opportunity to discover singer Read more

classic fm 2014

The Classic FM Hall of Fame Results are in! A total of 8 Games represent the industry proudly with Final Fantasy Series once again heading the pack! However Grant Kirkhope it seems cannot be stopped. Grant has 3 titles in this years poll and this will put him firmly in the sites of games designers looking to add musical composition to future titles. In previous years it has been down to Jeremy Soule and Nobuo Uematsu to fly the proverbial flag for gamers. Kirkhope though is probably the most successful to date with 3 scores represented in the top poll within this genre of Read more

twitch at paxeast14

Watch live video from Twitch on In partnership with PAX East, ReedPOP, and Newegg, Twitch is pleased to bring you the complete PAX East 2014 experience from the comfort of your own home. Simply head over to the the Twitch PAX East Event Portal (above), the primary destination for all PAX programming, and see a full schedule of every PAX event – from developer talks, panels, demos, giveaways, and more – and links to the exact time and stream they will be broadcasting. We will also have a booth at the event which features a broadcasting stage with a robust schedule of demos, interviews, and events. Hosts Read more

Theif Screenshot5

11 weeks at the top of the charts has only been done by 4 games and 2 of them are FIFA titles ……. FIFA 14, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wii Fit, Zumba Fitness and FIFA Road to the World Cup 98. So what do they all have in common? Replayability! When the new releases come out, BOOM straight to number one! But that new and fresh gameplay now only lasts a few weeks Then the UK’s Football fans do it again, Whilst Luis Suarez and Liverpool, battle it out for the Barclays Premier League Title, these gamers continue to Read more

episode 3 cover art

A word of warning: this trailer contains MAJOR SPOILERS for the previous two episodes! If you’ve yet to play the season so far, definitely catch up before watching this trailer for ‘A Crooked Mile.’ After the Season Pass disaster that was Episode 2, today Telltale Games announce the launch trailer for Episode 3 A Crooked Mile, and im sure they would not like a repeat of that this time! As we have said above, the trailer includes spoilers so please do not complain that you were not warned! Anyway here you are: Official Release: Today we would like to share the first Read more

Free Skylanders mc donalds

Starting this Friday publisher Activision is teaming up with McDonald’s to bring 8 exclusive Skylanders Swap force Figurines to happy meals Participating restaurants in the US and Puerto Rico will offer the exclusive Skylanders themed meal but it’s for 1 week only so that’s going to be one happy kid and one unhappy parent with more than 1 McDonald’s Happy meal per day to stand a chance to get all 8. The figurines cannot be used in conjunction with the game however they are inspired by the characters of Skylanders. Namely: Chompy, Eruptor, Free Ranger, Freeze Blade, Magna Charge, Prism Read more


Xbox Players Opinion: So the Xbox One Feature that You the gaming community were promised at launch is finally to become available. So are you going to broadcast yourself? Is it a feature that you are going to use? Well for community websites like ourselves this is definitely something that will really enhance game nights for example. For individuals who have found that buying a variety of PVR equipment a real pain this will also be a huge relief, as by pairing this up with Xbox One Upload Studio you will get both worlds integrating. So whats your opinion? tell Read more

Composer Luc St. Pierre theif

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents THIEF Director’s Cut Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the highly anticipated next generation action-stealth video game published by SQUARE ENIX and developed by Eidos-Montréal, the award winning studio behind the critically acclaimed DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION. The THIEF Original Soundtrack is scheduled for a worldwide physical release on February 25, 2014 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and simultaneously for digital download at iTunes,,, and other digital music sites. Composer Luc St. Pierre’s dark, ominous and Read more

Windows 8 media center

How To Stream From your PC to Your Xbox One? Well it is fairly similar to how you do it on your Xbox 360! Windows Media Center! however this is only compatible with Windows 7 and 8.1 for some reason? Yje Xbox One is capable of receiving and displaying video streams from PCs but make sure you have both on your same network. To be honest there is a simpler way plug the HDMI cable from your PC into your Xbox One lol! But for those who wish to do it without swapping HDMI cables every time then here you Read more

classic fm 2014

In 2013  we here at Xbox Players discovered that it is not only a passing thought to add a musical scores to the games we love to play. It took an article on the Classic Fm top 300 to open our eyes and ears! Musical Scores were more than just an added extra in Video Games, they were on the Map in Classical terms and in the Top 10 we had 2 massive titles Bethesda together with Jeremy Soule took the sountrack of Skyrim to Number 5 in the Top 300 Classic Fm Chart. This was bettered by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu Read more