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    The newest media app available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 console owners launched earlier today and comes from Break.com, the big entertainment and gaming web site network that also offers quite a bit of original content.

    We got an email alert about the new apps from their PR rep, who told us, "The Break.com app is the only app on the Xbox platform dedicated entirely to original and user generated video content including episodes of Honest Trailers, Man at Arms, Speakeasy and more from the DEFY Media brands."

    Will you be checking out the new Break.com app for the Xbox consoles today?


    Microsoft has offered some more information about their previously announced plans to release a 1 TB version of their Xbox One console as a special bundle and promotion with Activision to promote the release of the upcoming first person shooter Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.

    The info comes from a video clip that shows Microsoft Xbox One design team employees, along with members of Sledgehammer Games, talking about various aspects of this special edition of the Xbox One. Besides its roomier 1 TB hard drive, the console and the controller have special paint jobs that are highly detailed. For example, a "kill count" has been painted on the controller to lmake it look like it has been etched in by a member of the game's fictitious military team.

    The console itself has artwork designed to represent the game's Sentinel Task Force, including an icon that looks like a ancient Roman soldier helmet on top. There's also paint that looks like oil droppings that's supposed to suggest that the console gets a lot of use in interesting locations. Even the console's start up sounds have been alerted to sound like items from the game

    Pre-orders for the 1 TB Xbox One Call of Duty Advanced Warfare bundle are currently underway for the price of $499.99 and it will be launched on November 4th, the day of the game's release. Are you planning to get this special version of the Xbox One?

    Source: Xbox Wire


    Forza Horizon 2

    Forza Horizon 2 is coming to Xbox One later this month. Starting next week you'll be able to download a demo to your Xbox One and check out the game yourself. Until then, check out this gorgeous launch trailer for the upcoming game. Dibs on the P1.

    Next week, on September 16, the Forza Horizon 2 demo is coming to your Xbox One. Early impressions of the racing game are very positive.

    How's Forza Horizon 2 differ from the copy of Forza Motorsport 5 that you probably already have on your Xbox One? Forza Motorsport is like a racing game, while Forza Horizon 2 is a driving game. In regular Forza Motorsport titles you're doing track racing, while in Forza Horizon you'll be doing open world racing. Confused? Just check the demo next week.

    Forza Horizon 2 will feature over 200 cars. You'll find exotics, rally cars, trucks, hot hatches and other types of vehicles in the game.

    Look forward to a new dynamic weather system in this game to mix things up when you're racing.

    Looking forward to Forza Horizon 2?


    GTA V

    Rockstar Games has today announced that Grand Theft Auto V will hit next-gen consoles (namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4) on November 18, with PC gamers having to wait until January 27. That said, the wait will be worth enduring simply down to the sheer upgrade in visuals and gameplay, thanks in turn to some handy exclusive content.

    Check the above new trailer (new as of today!). Here's a quick list to detail just some of the new additions to these new releases:

    • New weapons, vehicles and activities
    • Additional wildlife
    • Denser traffic
    • New foliage system
    • Enhanced damage and weather effects

    If all that wasn't enough, GTA V will also feature enhanced radio selections with over 100 new songs (on top of what's already available) and new DJs to boot. If you happen to pre-order the game on either the consoles of PC, you'll receive $1,000,000 in cash to spend in both story mode and GTA Online ($500,000 split between the two).

    GTA Online will also be receiving some new features from Rockstar, including increased player count (up to 30 players in a single session on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). All existing content will be available from day one to play through with more to come. If you've already played on the current versions of GTA V, your Online characters and progression can be migrated across.

    Check out the Rockstar website for more details on neat gear for returning players. Who's excited?

    Source: Rockstar Games


    Xbox 360, in blue

    Sure, the Xbox One might be the current king of the Microsoft gaming console ecosystem, but that doesn't mean the older and thus cheaper Xbox 360 can't also get some love. And some love it is getting, with new bundles hitting shelves for this holiday season.

    First up is the "500GB Holiday Value Bundle", which not only includes a 500GB Xbox 360 and a month of Xbox Live Gold, but also throws in Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II for $249.

    And if you go for the Walmart shopping experience instead, they have an exclusive "Special Edition Blue Bundle," which consists of an all-blue Xbox 360 console and controller… in addition to the 500GB capacity and Call of Duty games from the Holiday Value Bundle.

    There's also a $249 Kinect Bundle exclusive to Target, which includes a 4GB Xbox 360, Kinect Adventures, Sports, and Forza Horizon, and, of course, a motion-tracking depth-sensing Kinect module.

    Source: Xbox Wire


    xbox one

    Microsoft tried to put a good spin on the latest US sales of its Xbox One game console, claiming that it sold nearly double the amount of units in August compared to July. However, Sony's PlayStation 4 was still the top selling game console in the US in August for the eighth straight month.

    The claims come from the research firm the NPD Group, which never reveals specific unit sales numbers for consoles, although the companies themselves have the right to do so on their own. In the past, Microsoft has offered specific sales numbers for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in the US but in the past few months it has declined to do so. Sony has never issued specific sales figures for its PlayStation consoles in the US, but recently revealed it has sold 10 million PS4 consoles worldwide.

    In a statement to VentureBeat, Microsoft said:

    "Xbox One sales are on a positive trajectory, nearly doubling sales in August in the U.S. compared to July due in part to strong demand for the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 bundle. We're looking forward to bringing the best value bundles, incredible offers like the 'Buy a Console, Get a Game Free' promotion running now, and more great games as we gear up for the launches of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Destiny, Grand Theft Auto V, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare."

    Microsoft is now in the middle of expanding Xbox One sales to 29 more markets by the end of September. Do you believe Microsoft will be able to reverse its current trend and beat the PS4 in sales for the US market in the fall?

    Source: VentureBeat


    EA Sports has just published on YouTube the official TV commercial for FIFA 15. It is epic. Running just over 2 minutes, it shows multiple gamers playing FIFA 15. They're so tuned in that they actually feel like they're inside the game. They can feel the grabbing, pushing, and even the nasty tackles. Messi, of course, makes an appearance. Make sure to watch video.

    What's new for this year's FIFA? Players now have memories and will show emotion based on pivotal moments on the pitch, for example, bad tackles, missed chances, or epic goals. Goalkeepers have also been re-written. There are 50 new save animations, improved Goalkeeper AI, last second save reactions, an authentic player model and realistic tips and deflections. In addition to improved visuals, dribbling and control system have also been overhauled, resulting in better accuracy in the spin, curl and flight of the football as it moves.

    We're very excited about FIFA 15. If you can't wait to get your hands on the game, the demo is already available right now. The full game will be available in North America on September 23rd, UK on September 26th, and the rest of Europe on the 25th. You can also pre-order now.

    Do you like the commercial? Are you getting FIFA 15? Let us know in the comments!


    minecraft

    A new report claims that the rumored acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang by Microsoft could be announced by Monday, in a deal that could be worth up to $2.5 billion.

    This report comes from Reuters, which cites unnamed sources. There is already speculation that Minecraft's creator, Markus "Notch" Persson, will depart Mojang after the buyout from Microsoft has been completed. Microsoft has had a massive amount of success with the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, selling over 13 million copies. The company just launched a version for the Xbox One.

    Reuters' story also has a ton of speculation from gaming and financial analysts that claim any purchase of Mojang by Microsoft could be designed to help boost Windows Phone, since iOS and Android ports of Minecraft have been highly successful as well. However, we want to point out that the statements in that story are indeed highly speculative and should be taken with a very large grain of salt.

    Do you think Microsoft will get a good deal if it does indeed spend $2.5 billion for Mojang?

    Source: Reuters


    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate for Xbox One is the latest in Japanese publisher Koei Tecmo's long-running series of Warriors games. The Orochi sub-series in particular merges characters from Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, with this Ultimate release throwing in guest characters from Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive, Soul Calibur, and other games for good measure. You don't need to be familiar with any of these series to enjoy the game, but they instill it with both history and variety.

    Throw in 2-player split-screen and online multi-player, hundreds of characters, dozens of original and user-tweaked levels, and you have a hack-and-slash game with incredible scope and nearly endless playtime. Read on for our comprehensive review with exclusive game play video and screenshots!

    Beware the serpent

    Warriors Orochi 3 takes place in the past during China's Three Kingdoms period and Japan's feudal era. The story starts with a bang, as a gigantic seven-headed hydra starts attacking the various castles and human settlements spread across both nations. Impossibly large and strong, the hydra manages to defeat the era's finest warriors. Meanwhile, an army of demons moves in to crush the remnants of humanity.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Thus starts the tutorial mission, with the last defenders of humankind engaged in a suicide mission against the hydra and its demonic accomplices. One or two players will have to move from checkpoint to checkpoint, defeating enemy commanders in order to open gates and continue their assault on the monster. You'll man a pair of ballistas and attempt to bring the beast down, but to no avail.

    When all hope seems lost, the remaining survivors find themselves rescued by Princess Kaguya, a figure from Japanese folklore. Using her powers, she offers to take the warriors back in time to battles in which the demon forces defeated their allies. By winning those battles, the Warriors can rescue fallen allies and change history. And once their forces have been sufficiently augmented with fallen warriors, they will unleash another assault on the hydra.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Campaign

    The first, doomed battle against the hydra is confusing and not much fun. But fight through it and you'll be rewarded for your troubles with a lengthy and engaging campaign. I do mean lengthy – the campaign consists of over 175 levels spread across 8 chapters. Each level can be played on four different difficulties. You'll actually want to move up through the top three difficulties in order to unlock rewards such as top-tier weapons for each warrior.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    As you complete levels and rescue new Warriors, you'll be able to travel to new levels based on those Warriors' memories. Sometimes, new information or the results of a previous battle will unlock a "Redux" version of an existing level. Experiencing those battles from multiple perspectives and achieving new outcomes is one of many clever ways the game makes good on its time traveling premise.

    The levels themselves take place in a variety of environments borrowed from past Warriors games, new ones, and even levels from the guest character's games such as Ninja Gaiden's futuristic city. None of them really shows off the Xbox One's graphical power, although the game runs better than on Xbox 360 and has improved draw distance and lighting.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Simple but fun fighting

    Like Dead Rising 3, Warriors Orochi's main claim to fame is throwing hundreds of characters on-screen at once. If you're looking for large scale hack-and-slash action, this game won't disappoint. You'll lead teams of AI fighters against hundreds or thousands of enemies on each stage. Each battle has specific objectives, such as rescuing key warriors and/or eliminating target demons.

    You can fight your way through many battles by simply mashing on the X button to perform normal attack combos, killing hordes of grunts left and right. But the combat offers a bit more depth for those who want it. You have a second attack button for more complex combos; a special attack button that consumes Musou (special move energy); a unique and deadly Musou move for each fighter; and the ability to guard and strafe.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    During battle, you actually control a team of three warriors. Each level has a recommended team, but you can also choose your own. Tap the triggers to switch between teammates, giving injured fighters time to rest. Call your teammates to your side by tapping down on the d-pad, or allow them to fight on their own with the rest of the AI forces.

    Hitting up on the d-pad summons your horse. Hop on it to cross large distances in a hurry. You can even fight on horseback, knocking over enemies and slashing away with your weapons.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Outside of battle

    Between missions, you'll return to the Warriors' base camp. The camp grows as you reach campaign milestones, gaining new buildings and features.

    Initially, players simply have access to the blacksmith. He buys and sells new weapons for each Warrior. You can also combine weapons, imbuing one with the attributes of another. A weapon can have up to eight attributes, including bonuses like extending its reach, longer combo time, fire damage, increased EXP gain, and more.

    Warriors even gain compatibility with individual weapons the more they use them, increasing damage. Considering that your team will eventually consist of up to 145 characters, that's a lot of potential micromanagement. But it's rewarding and surprisingly intuitive.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Eventually the camp will gain a tea house. Here the Warriors can engage in tea parties, increasing their compatibility with one another. This causes your AI teammates to help you out in battle more. You can also just walk around talking to the other characters, learning about their stories and sometimes unlocking new missions with the information they provide.

    These laid-back RPG elements provide a nice counterbalance to the large scale, frenetic battles. Just be sure to save your progress after doing stuff in the base. Pause, go to Options, and there you'll find the Save option hidden away.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Co-op

    If you don't want to go it alone during the campaign, you can sign in a second player after choosing a level. When playing locally, the second player gets to choose his or her own team of three Warriors from the main player's pool. The game will switch to split-screen during the level, allowing both players to stick together or divide and conquer. Sadly, the second local player can't use her own profile or earn Achievements.

    You can also host or join an online game. However, the matchmaking isn't very good and I don't think many players choose to play online. Shame that Warriors Orochi 3 doesn't take advantage of Peggle 2-style matchmaking. It would be great to continue playing solo until the matchmaking finds a second player.

    Teaming up against hordes of enemies essentially doubles the fun, just like in a beat-em-up. Both players can even perform the devastating True Musou Burst maneuver, combining the special attacks of all six of their Warriors.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Mission failure and loading times

    The co-op fun drops a notch when either player dies. If that happens, both players fail the level. Dying mid-level kicks players back to the main menu, forcing them to go back to base and then reselect the level. Both steps take way too long to load.

    Still, you can do two things to lessen the stress of failing a level. One, always try to switch to another character on your team before you die. That way, the injured Warrior can heal in the background. Two, you can actually create a mid-battle save at any point. Just pause and choose to Save. Then if you fail, you can load straight back into the battle save instead of going to the camp and starting over.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Modes and Achievements

    Besides the massive campaign, Ultimate offers several extra modes:

    • Gauntlet allows players to take a team of five warriors (instead of three) into special stages with unique enemies and rewards.
    • Musou Battlefields is where you'll edit stages and download other players' stages. The browsing interface is slow and clumsy, but it's still a cool feature.
    • Duels lets you battle against another player or the AI in closed arenas.

    Each of these modes has its own unique Achievements, contributing to the game's total of 44. This game also offers lots of time-limited Challenges. Complete them to earn extra items in the main game.

    Many of the Achievements are secret, but they tend to involve clearing all stages, unlocking all characters, and getting the best weapons for every character. It will take hundreds of hours to do everything, making Ultimate a dream for grinders and a nightmare for completionists in a hurry.

    Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate Xbox One review

    Overall Impression

    The Warriors series has a reputation for having way too many games that are far too similar to one another. But Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate is a great entry point. The time-traveling premise is compelling and stands on its own, whether or not you know your Dynasty from your Samurai Warriors. The campaign structure is great, giving players a nearly endless supply of stages and characters to unlock. You'd almost need to be a time traveler to see it all!

    Few games provide this much content and playtime. If you have a taste for fighting large hordes of enemies and can overlook a few rough edges, Warriors Orochi 3 will keep you occupied for months to come.


    xboox one

    A well know third party console modder, Ed Zarick, who has created a number of laptop case mods based on Xbox 360 hardware, has now graduated to making those kinds of projects for the Xbox One. The "Xbook One" can now be ordered for as cheap as $1,095.

    That price is if you already have an Xbox One and want him to modify it to an Xbook One. If you just want him to do all the work, including buying the console, you will need to pay $1,395 without the Kinect sensor and $1,495 with the Kinect add-on.

    What do you get for that investment? Well, you get a fully working Xbox One inside a laptop-style case, including a 22-inch LCD screen. Zarick creates a lot of his own parts for the case via two MakerBot 3D printers.

    Obviously this "Xbook One" is not for everyone, as any time you open an Xbox One console the warranty is violated. Zarick says that his laptop case mod does not change the actual Xbox One hardware in any way, which is important if you want to play online via Xbox Live. He states, "The XBOOK is simply just a plastic case that holds a XBOX inside with a LCD Screen."

    What do you think of this Xbox One laptop case mod and is it worth the cost along with losing the warranty?

    Source: Xbookone.com via IGN


    minecraft

    Microsoft has now confirmed the rumors that started last week that it will acquire Mojang, the creators of the hit PC, mobile and console game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion

    In a press release, Microsoft stated that the acquisition will be completed sometime in late 2014. It added, "Microsoft plans to continue to make 'Minecraft' available across all the platforms on which it is available today: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation."

    In a statement on Xbox Wire, Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, stated:

    "The Minecraft community is passionate and diverse, ranging across all ages and demographics. We respect the brand and independent spirit that has made Minecraft great, and we'll carry on the tradition of innovation to move the franchise forward. Our investments in cloud, Xbox Live and mobile technology will enable players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect with the Minecraft community."

    Microsoft also stated that Minecon, Mojang's fan convention for all things Minecraft, will be held next year. There was no mention of Minecraft coming to Windows Phone or Windows 8.1.

    What do you think of Microsoft buying Mojang and the Minecraft franchise?

    Source: Microsoft, Xbox Wire


    minecraft

    Mojang has now issued their own statement today about Microsoft buying their company, and the Minecraft game franchise, for $2.5 billion, confirming that the three founders of Mojang, including Minecraft's creator Markus "Notch" Persson, will now be leaving the development team they formed.

    The statement said:

    "Though it's too early to confirm which of us will continue working on Minecraft or other projects, we predict that the vast majority (if not all) Mojangstas will continue to work at Mojang for the time being. The founders: Notch, Carl (O. Manneh), and (H) Jakob (Porsér) are leaving. We don't know what they're planning. It won't be Minecraft-related but it will probably be cool.

    The statement also offered a little more insight as to why Mojang was sold to Microsoft in the first place. It said:

    "As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He's decided that he doesn't want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he's made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He'll continue to do cool stuff though. Don't worry about that."

    It added that the company was impressed by Microsoft's support of Minecraft, stating, "We're confident that Minecraft will continue to grow in an awesome way."

    What is your reaction to "Notch" and the other founders of Mojang leaving the company?

    UpdateMarkus "Notch" Persson has now issued his own statement on his personal blog, stating that after he leaves Mojang he plans to work on small game projects from now on. He also commented about how selling Mojang to Microsoft could be thought of as contradicting some statements he has made in the past about supporting independent game development. He stated:

    "I'm aware this goes against a lot of what I've said in public. I have no good response to that. I'm also aware a lot of you were using me as a symbol of some perceived struggle. I'm not. I'm a person, and I'm right there struggling with you. I love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can't be responsible for something this big. In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. In a much bigger sense, it's belonged to all of you for a long time, and that will never change. It's not about the money. It's about my sanity."

    Source: Mojang


    nadella

    Microsoft's $2.5 billion purchase of the game developer Mojang and its hugely successful Minecraft series wasn't just about adding a new game franchise to the Xbox division. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said today that it will also be a big boost in helping kids learn more about science and technology.

    Nadella made those remarks as part of a annual luncheon at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce today, According to GeekWire, Nadella said:

    "If you talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education, the best way to introduce anyone to STEM or get their curiosity going on, it's Minecraft ... So I think what this open-world phenomenon will mean to the community at large, for people who builders, is pretty big, and we are very excited about the acquisition, obviously."

    Nadella also said that his own 10 year old daughter asked him this morning if he knew about Microsoft acquiring Minecraft. Do you think Nadella's vision for the game is a proper one or should it just be about offering an entertaining game experience?

    Source: GeekWire


    Xbox One

    We've already given you a buying guide for gaming headsets on the Xbox One, now we're going to look at general accessories for your home console. Here you'll find the best accessories to make your Xbox One experience even better.

    Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

    Headset Adapter

    Want to see what gaming with a headset is like? Just grab the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter as an easy and inexpensive way to try it out. This adapter plugs into the bottom of your Xbox One controller and allows you to receive audio from your Xbox One. You can plug any headset or headphones into the 3.5 mm audio jack on the adapter and can even chat if your headset has a built-in microphone. At only $24.99, the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter is a must-have accessory for the Xbox One. [Amazon]

    Xbox One Play and Charge Kit

    Plus and Play Kit

    The Xbox One controllers that come with your system don't include rechargeable batteries, which is a shame because you'll go through those AA batteries really fast if you game a lot. You'll want to grab the Xbox One Play and Charge Kit to your arsenal to address this shortcoming. The kit includes a rechargeable Lithium ion battery pack and charging cable. No longer will you throwaway money on AA batteries. You can grab the Xbox One Play and Charge Kit for $24.99 at most game retailers. [Amazon]

    dreamGEAR Xbox One Dual Charging Dock

    dreamGear

    Another great charging option is the dreamGEAR Xbox One Dual Charging Dock. This accessory from dreamGEAR comes with two rechargeable battery packs and a charging base. Put the rechargeable battery packs into your Xbox One controllers and then place them on the base to charge when you're not playing. The base plugs directly into your Xbox One through USB and includes an LED to let you know it's charging. Find it online for $34.99. [Amazon]

    Kinect TV Mount for Xbox One from PDP

    PDP Kinect Mount

    There are plenty of TV mounts for the Kinect on Xbox One available, but the one made by PDP has some of the best reviews online. Plus it's the one sold by Microsoft Stores and therefore somewhat endorsed by Microsoft. This accessory makes it easy to mount your Kinect sensor on top of your flat panel television. This mount from PDP also includes a privacy screen that slides on and off easily to block the cameras on the Kinect sensor. [Amazon]

    Xbox One Media Remote

    Xbox One Media Remote

    The Xbox One is an easy system to navigate, but for those in your household out of sync with technology you might want to get them a familiar piece of equipment – a 'TV remote'. Microsoft released the Xbox One Media Remote as an easy-to-use remote to control all the non-gaming entertainment functions of the Xbox One. You can use it to navigate the console and apps, plus you can control video playback for Blu-ray movies and streaming video apps. This is another must-have accessory, especially if your Xbox One has become the center of your living room. Check out our full review.

    Find it online for $24.99. [Amazon]

    What are your favorite accessories for the Xbox One?


    Just Dance 2015 coming to Xbox One and 360 next month

    Last week we reviewed Dance Central Spotlight, the best Kinect game on Xbox One and also pretty much the ultimate dancing game. Spotlight is a downloadable game, but it will soon face increased competition at retail from Ubisoft's Just Dance 2015.

    The latest in the Just Dance series will arrive at stores (and for download) on October 21 in North America and October 23 in Europe. The lead versions are Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Wii U, with previous-gen versions on the way as well. Which platform has the best sensor for full-body motion tracking? I think we all know.

    The main reason to buy a new Just Dance game is that version's song list. Ubisoft has just helpfully announced the 2015 edition's full lineup. Let's see what variety it offers.

    Just Dance 2015 Song List

    Get ready to dance to the following songs in this year's Just Dance. Note that many of these are cover versions, not the original artists' versions.

    1. "Bang Bang"– Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
    2. "She Looks So Perfect"– 5 Seconds of Summer
    3. "Problem"– Ariana Grande Ft. Iggy Azalea and Big Sean
    4. "4x4"– Miley Cyrus
    5. "Best Song Ever"– One Direction
    6. "Happy"– Pharrell Williams
    7. "Till I Find You" Austin Mahone
    8. "Addicted To You"– Avicii
    9. "Black Widow"– Iggy Azalea Ft. Rita Ora
    10. "Maps"– Maroon 5
    11. "Birthday"– Katy Perry
    12. "Bad Romance"– Lady Gaga
    13. "Built For This"– Becky G
    14. "Holding Out For A Hero"– Bonnie Tyler
    15. "Summer"– Calvin Harris
    16. "Tetris"– Dancing Bros.
    17. "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"– Dead Or Alive
    18. "Let It Go"– Disney's Frozen
    19. "Burn"– Ellie Goulding
    20. "Bailando"– Enrique Iglesias Ft. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
    21. "Mahna Mahna"– Frankie Bostello
    22. "Never Can Say Goodbye"– Gloria Gaynor
    23. "I Love It"– Icona Pop Ft. Charli XCX
    24. "You're On My Mind"– Imposs Ft. J. Perry
    25. "Love Me Again"– John Newman
    26. "Only You (And You Alone)"– Love Letter
    27. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
    28. "Get Low"– Dillon Francis & DJ Snake
    29. "Diamonds"– Rihanna
    30. "Me And My Broken Heart"– Rixton
    31. "Walk This Way"– Run-DMC & Aerosmith
    32. "Don't Worry Be Happy"– The Bench Men
    33. "Epic Sirtaki"– The Bouzouki's
    34. "Speedy Gonzalez"– Los Pimientos Locos
    35. "Macarena"– The Girly Team
    36. "Love Is All"– The Sunlight Shakers
    37. "It's My Birthday"– will.i.am Ft. Cody Wise
    38. "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)"– Ylvis
    39. "XMas Tree"– Bollywood Santa
    40. "Fatima"– Cheb Salama

    I'm honestly looking forward to that Tetris song.

    As far as we know, downloadable songs from Just Dance 2014 will not be compatible with the 2015 game. Ubisoft has always lagged behind Harmonix in that DLC compatibility.

    Just Dance 2015 coming to Xbox One and 360 next month Tetris

    New and improved, mobile companion in tow

    Just Dance 2015 brings forty new songs, all with their own unique Ubisoft-created music videos to dance along with (a key difference from the Dance Central series). The Xbox One version will support four local dancers, which is actually a pretty big advantage over Dance Central if you have the room for it.

    The 2015 Edition adds a cool new Community Remix mode. Instead of dancing along to those music videos I just mentioned, players will be able to dance along to other players shown on-screen.

    How the game can share video of other players while filtering out inappropriate content remains to be seen. Players will definitely be able to vote on shared content. If everything works right and nobody gets unwittingly exposed to anybody else's junk, it should be a great alternative way to play.

    Just Dance 2015 coming to Xbox One and 360 next month

    Alongside the main game, Ubisoft will release a companion app called Just Dance Now. The app acts as a controller for the game, using a phone's accelerometer to communicate the player's hand position. That feature makes more sense on the Wii systems in which players hold motion controllers called Wiimotes in order to play the game. It sounds totally unnecessary on Xbox One and 360. The Kinect sees your whole body and doesn't require players to hold anything.

    The app announcement doesn't list specific platforms, but preview images hint at iOS and Android. We'll see whether Ubisoft releases a Windows Phone version of the app – we did get a Just Dance companion app way back in 2012. There was even a (terrible) Dance Central app that year!

    Just Dance 2015 arrives on October 21 in North America and October 23 in Europe. What do you guys think of the newly announced song list? And do you have room for two different dance games in your life?

    • Just Dance 2015 – Xbox One – $49.99 – Amazon Link
    • Just Dance 2015 – Xbox360 – $39.99 – Amazon Link