First Official Xbox One Sale Ends Without Bloodshed
Remember that report on the first retail Xbox One being guarded by live sharks? Well that Xbox One has been officially claimed by Dan Livingstone, along with a free copy of FIFA 14 that everyone in New Zealand gets with their purchase.
Reviews for the Xbox One launch line up have been quite a scattershot with Forza 5 now sitting on a MetaCritic score of 82 and Lococycle sitting on an abysmal MetaCritic score of 48. Ryse: Son of Rome has also been scoring quite low with a 61 on MetaCritic... calling the game dull and repetitive despite the impressive visuals. This is on top of reports that Xbox One will not be getting a Twitch.tv app until next year, and even then you need a Gold Membership to use it.
That hasn't slowed the hype train down at all, with a teaser by SpikeTV host Geoff Keighley saying there will be a new game announcement tonight (likely a Tomb Raider port):
Tonight we will be announcing our first official VGX world premiere inside Xbox: Day One Countdown on Spike at 11 PM and online.— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 21, 2013
Next-gen is officially underway! The guy who got his Xbox One early, (and then banned) Moonlight_swami, also had his console unbanned this morning and has been streaming on Twitch.tv. Now let's just hope we don't get a repeat of the robberies and murders linked to last week's PS4 launch.