Spotify Is Now Available On Xbox One

Spotify have released an Xbox One app that allows players to stream their favourite tracks whilst gaming. In fact, you don’t even need to pause your game! You can control the Xbox Spotify App remotely from your mobile phone!

The app is available to both free and premium users, and will include gaming playlists as well as your own personal library. We’ve been testing out the app since its release earlier today, and it’s feeling great. Customizing your gaming soundtrack is seamless, and Spotify Connect makes it super simple to control volume levels and playback remotely.

You can download the Spotify App from the Xbox One Store. 

Not every soundtrack is worth replacing, take a look at The 6 Best FIFA Song’s Ever.

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For Honour Will Be Free To Play This Weekend

Ubisoft’s medieval hack & slash fighting game will be on sale & free to download this weekend. With the latest update scheduled for the week after, Ubisoft will be hoping to land a batch of new players by offering the game for free for a limited time. The game is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & PC.

The full version of For Honour Will be playable for the full weekend, including the campaign mode, 4 multiplayer modes and the full cast of heroes. The free trail begins on Thursday, August 10th and will run until August 13th. The game will remain on sale until August 20th for console, and August 14th on PC. If Ubisoft’s master plan works and you’d like to download the full game following the free weekend, your save data will be carried over from the free trail.

For Honour’s free update Season 3. “Grudge & Glory.” drops on August 15th, with 2 new heroes and new maps being added to the game. Ubisoft are reportedly planning another update in November, and with a boost of new players from the free weekend, For Honour could be back on track after its shakey start.

Whilst you’re here, take a look at our Retro Reviews for Street Fighter & Super Mario Bros.

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Xbox One Release Date & Details

It’s the PC game taking the world by storm. Just last week, the game reached 500,000 concurrent players on Steam for the first time, and the numbers are showing no signs of slowing down. Given the monumental success of the PC release, it only makes sense that developers Bluehole Studios would look to expand their market to console gamers. 

According to reports, PUBG will release on Xbox Game Preview on August 16th, although it will remain in beta phase until early 2018 at least. It will be an Xbox One exclusive at release, but executive producer of Battlegrounds Chang Han Kim is open to “plans and thoughts about other consoles”.

Chang Han Kim also said “Cross network play between the PC and console is definitely something we want to do down the road. We don’t expect to have any technical issues with that.”

“But, when you consider the competitive side of the game, I do feel there’s a balance issue between controller and keyboard & mouse. That’s what’s making it difficult for us to do right away,” he went on to say. Cross platform between the PC and Xbox could be possible, but we can almost rule out the possibility of PS4 players getting to experience cross platform, given Sony’s track record.

Thanks for visiting JBG! Whilst you’re here, take a look at The Top 5 Sports Games Being Released This Year.

Top 5 Sports Games Being Released Later This Year

We can’t get enough of sports games here at JBG. The idea of becoming a professional sports star without putting on pants is a huge incentive to us. As sports game season gets underway, we have comprised a list of the best sports games being released this year, starting with:

Madden NFL 18 – 25th August

American Football is exploding in the UK. There are now league games held in the UK every year, and there are even talks of London getting its own NFL franchise. Now, you can’t deny it, American football can be as exciting as any sport on the planet, but it isn’t proper football, is it? They have 1 player on each team that’s allowed to use his feet. It’s not football. Don’t. Stop it.

It is however, an incredibly exciting, dramatic sport, and that makes for a great video game. The new madden game will feature the series’ first ever story mode, taken from the mould of FIFA’s The Journey. Its gameplay mechanics are always spot on, the frostbite engine makes player likeness amongst the best, madden NFL 18 is guaranteed to be the best American ‘football’ game this year.

Buy Madden NFL 18 from Amazon

Everybody’s Golf – 29th August

Everybody’s Golf has to be the most exciting golf game to be released this year. It’s about as exciting as a golf game gets really. With realistic physics, character customisation and free roam golf courses, it has all of the potential to become a guy with streamers and players alike.

The Everybody’s Golf games have been doing the rounds on Sony consoles since the PS1, and they have always delivered. The great thing about the series is, it isn’t confused The games aren’t trying to be anything more then a really good golf game, and that’s all we need them to be.

Buy Everybody’s Golf from Amazon

NBA 2K18 – 19th September

Just as EA Sports have ruled the Football simulator genre, 2K sit atop of the Basketball simulator hierarchy. EA attempt to topple them with an NBA Live game every year, and every year they fail. 2K have a loyal fanbase that buy their games by the millions, and you can see why.

The storytelling is probably the best of any sports game on the market, 2K’s MyCareer mode puts you centre stage of a lively, dramatic NBA story mode. Meet players, work on your shot with your team mates at practice, you even choose your own sponsors and promotional events! It’s the most in depth basketball experience you can have without donning a jersey yourself.

Buy NBA 2K18 from Amazon

FIFA 18 – 29th September

It’s almost here. The 25th installment of the ever popular FIFA series promises to be the most in depth football simulator ever made. With more leagues then ever before, an all new crossing and header system, and the promise of an all new ‘The Journey’ story mode, EA have pulled out all the stops to make sure they remain at the top of the Football simulator food chain.

Buy FIFA 18 from Amazon

WWE 2K18 – 17th October

YES IT IS A SPORT! Phew. Now that’s out of my system, let’s get on with it. 2K rules more than just the NBA when it comes to video game depictions. Pro wrestling is every lads secret guilty pleasure. I don’t care who you are, if you watch the footage of Stone Cold Steve Austin hitting Vince McMahon with the Stunner, you will be going off. 

Yes, it’s fake, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as exciting as other sports. The games take the best of the current superstars on the WWE roster, and mixes them with classic wrestlers such The Rock and The Big Show. Our favourite thing to do on a WWE game? Throw them all in a royal rumble.

Can’t guess our favourite wrestler? Check the bold letters.

Buy WWE 2K18 from Amazon

Thanks for visiting JBG! Whilst you’re here, check out The 6 Best FIFA Songs Ever.

Splatoon 2’s First Splatfest Has Begun

As of 14:00 GMT on August 5th, the first official Splatfest is underway, and it asks a simple question. Mayo or Ketchup? Head to Inkopolis Square to choose your team, then get to battle! You’ll be given a Splatfest Tee adorned with your team logo, which you’ll wear during the event. 

If you’re thinking ‘what in holy hell is a Splatfest?’ fear not. A Splatfest is a game-wide competition between any player that chooses a team. You will represent your team in 4 v 4 matches, the team with the most wins at the end of Splatfest will recieve a bunch of Super Sea Snails for their efforts. 

You’ll also receive Super Sea Snails at the end of every match. These add towards your Splatfest Title. A better Splatfest Title means more Super Sea Snails after each match! Simple! 

Splatfest ends at 14:00 GMT on Sunday 6th August, so get out there and get splatting!

Retro Review – Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. A game of almost legendary status. If you have a console in your house at the minute, you probably owe your thanks to the turtle murdering little plumber. In the US in 1983, video game sales reached $3.2 billion. Just 2 years later, they were as low as $100 million. Interest in home video game consoles had petered out. The market had crashed.
Thousandss of people were made redundant, companies went bankrupt and the idea of home video game consoles had become a thing of the past. Luckily, a plucky Japanese video game company decided to give it one last crack. Nintendo released the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985, and its flagship game? That’s right. Bible Adventures. 

Classic

Just kidding. Everyone’s favourite plumber accompanied the console and served as the mascot for Nintendo, as he still does today. The game itself is simple enough. Rescue Princess Toadstool whilst avoiding the brunt of Bowser’s turtle army. Collect coins, power ups and extra lives as you stomp your way across the Mushroom Kingdom. 

Super Mario Bros. was, for 3 decades, the best selling video game of all time, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide. The game ignited the burnt out video game industry and sparked countless spin-off games, books, TV shows and movies. Mario is the reason we got Sonic, he’s the reason we got Final Fantasy & Zelda. He’s the reason we got competition amongst video game developers. Mario, perhaps more than any other video game character, deserves his seat at the video game round table. 

Did you enjoy this Retro Review? Take a look at our reviews of Sonic the Hedgehog & Spyro the Dragon.

Ark: Survival Evolved Has Been Delayed Just A Week Before Release

Of all the games being released in August, Ark: Survival Evolved has to be the most intriguing. To even describe style of this game is a challenge, I suppose it’s kind of a mix between Turok and Horizon Zero Dawn. The action-adventure survival game has peaked the interest of dinosoar fans the world over, selling 5.5 million copies before it’s full release.

Unfortunately, that release will come 3 weeks later than expected. Originally scheduled for release on August 8th, developers Studio Wildcard have decided to push it back to August 29th in order to iron out a few issues.

Ark: Survival Evolved will be available on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Mac. Pre-order your copy from Amazon today!

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