Dead Rising 3 Has a 13GB Patch Going Live Today

There is a new patch coming for Dead Rising 3 on the Xbox One, and you better hope that you’re not getting close to your monthly internet data usage, seeing as this patch will be a whopping 13GB. To date this is one of the biggest game patches in history in terms of file size, with most patches being anywhere from 500MB up to around the 2GB mark. Why is this patch for Dead Rising 3 so big and should we accept that all patches for next-gen game to be this size? According to Dead Rising 3 executive producer Josh Bridge who released a statement about the patch and upcoming content for the game;

“The patch is designed to both fix issues and ensure compatibility with the online players and all of the upcoming add-on content that is coming out shortly as well”.

Screenshot of the Dead Rising 3 Patch Size

Looks like the patch came out at the right time, if the patch is to fix compatibility with the release of the games first piece of DLC coming out tomorrow. For those wondering that DLC will be titled Operation Broken Eagle. For those owners of Dead Rising 3 who are getting close to their data limit or just simply want to put of downloading the patch it is as simple as disconnecting your router or your Xbox One from the internet. however if you want to play Dead Rising 3 online you will need to download the patch. Hopefully this patch doesn’t set a precedent with all the new games coming out on the next-gen consoles and patch sizes are kept to a minimum, whilst it is not a huge deal for most some users in countries with slower internet may find this patch a bitter pill to swallow.

Thank you Kotaku for the information provided

Images courtesy of Game Informer and The Escapist

NVIDIA States That PC Is Far Superior To Next-Gen Consoles

According to Nvidia, the PC platform is the perfect gaming machine ever made. According to Matt Wright, consumer sales manager at Nvidia, “The PC platform is far superior to any console when it comes to gaming.” and this isn’t the first time that Nvidia has compared PCs to consoles.

What NVIDIA is trying to achieve is draw users who haven’t yet decided what to buy as a gaming platform. Wright spoke about the company’s plan during an interview at MCV:

“We are proposing small form-factor PCs to be a viable alternative to the next-gen consoles. Enthusiast players want the ultimate games system and that is the PC. We want to make PC gaming as simple as possible and we think that it’s already becoming much more relevant and appealing to casual gamers.”

It seems that NVIDIA has recognized that complexity is a real issue that separates PC and console gaming. Some people prefer a cozy and simple environment for gaming, leading to the Console preference where you just insert the DVD in the console and just play. Whereas the PC is for more enthusiastic users where gaming and hardware preference intersect, giving users a wider approach in customizing the gear and performance to better suit the individual’s gaming needs.

Wright went on to speak about Steam’s influence on the market as well:

“Steam now has more users than Xbox Live. There is a whole new generation who grew up playing on PC with titles like Minecraft or World of Tanks. There’s a huge community who love playing their games on PC.”

Wright is making a comparison here between the generation who grew up with Nintendo and PlayStation and the generation who were drawn to the PC’s gaming approach, with games such as World of Warcraft and World of Tanks. Having all that said, there are still ups and downs when comparing PC to Console.

First of all, the main issue with PC is exclusivity. There are some games you just can’t get on PC. Grand Theft Auto 5 and Dead Rising 3 are some examples, two big titles that can only be played on a console. But when it comes to performance, the consoles are capped at 720p with 30 FPS, whereas PCs are not. Who wouldn’t enjoy a 4K experience with 16x anti-aliasing?

The main point, for PCs at least, is that security measures for games are practically non-existent and all PC games are inevitably being pirated, thus the console exclusivity appearing. NVIDIA has a point here, why restrict gaming on some platforms, especially PC, where consoles can also be modded and users can still play pirated versions on their consoles as well? Gaming enthusiasts should be able to play their favorite games on the best platform ever made, and that is the PC.

In the end, the everyone decides what’s the best option for him or her, whether it’s the console or PC. But having more and more restrictions on PCs will really affect the platform and user choice in terms of gaming, despite what NVIDIA is trying to prove here.

Thank you TechSpot for providing us with this information

Huge Xbox One Shows Up In Vancouver – Another Microsoft Publicity Stunt

Engadget reports that Microsoft is up to its publicity stunts once again, this time with the Xbox One. Previously we saw Microsoft put up a huge 383-inch Surface 2 tablet in Trafalgar square and now Microsoft have put up a huge Xbox One replica, in Vancouver. Sadly this one isn’t actually a functioning device but inside there were plenty of functioning Xbox One devices to be found.

The event was used to promote both the Xbox One console and the new Dead Rising 3 launch title which was developed by Capcom Vancouver. Microsoft offered up a group of zombies to add a bit of authenticity to the event.

Image #1 courtesy of VancityBuzz and Image #2 courtesy of Kotaku

Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Release Banned In Germany

Dead Rising 3 for Xbox One will not be released in Germany, at least not at launch. A Microsoft representative has announced GameSpot today, confirming a report from Gameswelt that said the game would not come to market in that region.

“Dead Rising 3 will not be released in Germany as part of the Xbox One launch lineup on November the 22nd having been unable to attain an age-rating upon review by BPjM (Bundeprüfstelle für jugendgefährende Medien), the country’s entertainment software self-regulation body,” a Microsoft representative said.

Nobody knows exactly what specific content in Dead Rising 3 has kept the game from getting the approval in Germany or that Microsoft plans to submit an altered version of the game. The fact is that the original Dead Rising and its sequel, Dead Rising 2 are also not available in Germany, so the “tradition” still continues.

“We are unable to comment on the ratings process or the subjective content standards, but we can say the rating was determined following a detailed review of the game,” stated Microsoft. “While Microsoft is disappointed with this decision, we respect the views of the review panels and have withdrawn Dead Rising 3 from Germany’s Xbox One launch line-up. Beyond that, we have no further comment.”

Taken into account that Xbox One titles are region free, gamers in Germany can still play the game by importing it from another market.

Thank you GameSpot for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of GameSpot.

Microsoft Announces Xbox One Worldwide Promotional Tour

Microsoft has announced plans for a worldwide Xbox One promotional tour. Beginning on October 1 and running until the end of the year, the tour will take in 75 cities with the initial phase covering Europe, the US and Canada.

The tour will give consumers the chance to go hands-on with games including Forza 5, Ryse, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3, Kinect Sports Rivals, Crimson Dragon, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood, Zoo Tycoon and Minecraft. While attendance is free of charge, it’s limited to those over 18 years of age and space will be limited.

Xbox One will also be playable at Milan Games Week during the October 25th – October 27th, Paris Games Week during October 30th – November 3rd, and Madrid Games Week November 7th – November 10th.

Additionally, custom Xbox One ‘Test Drive’ vehicles will offer hands-on time at festivals, university campuses, retail centres and other locations across the UK, Germany, France, US and Canada in the coming months.

Below are the current tour dates:

  • Philadelphia: October 3rd – October 6th
  • Paris: October 10th – October 13th
  • Toronto: October 10th – October 13th
  • Chicago: October 17th – October 20th
  • Vienna: October 17th – October 20th
  • Atlanta: October 24th – October 27th
  • Dallas: October 31st – November 3rd
  • Berlin: October 31st – November 3rd
  • Phoenix: November 7th – November 10th
  • San Francisco: November 14th – November 17th
  • Dublin: November 14th – November 17th
  • Los Angeles: November 21st
  • London: November 21st – November 24th

Thank you CVG for providing us with this information.

Xbox One Will Get A Day One Update, 15-20 Min Download Expected

Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One will be getting a day one update. Actually the news comes as little surprise since Microsoft has admitted that they continue to tweak the software and optimize the system.

The update is said to not only optimize the system to get the most performance out of the system, as executive told IGN: “We are optimising Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible. While we’re still finalizing the details, we expect that the download will take between 15 and 20 minutes for most users.”,but it also apparently will contain new firmware that is necessary to reverse Microsoft’s original decision to place restrictions that required online validation to enable the use of pre-owned software. This firmware apparently removes all of these restrictions.

On Monday, Microsoft announced plans for a worldwide Xbox One promotional tour. Beginning on October 1 and running until the end of the year, the tour will take in 75 cities with the initial phase covering Europe, the US and Canada.

The tour will give consumers the chance to go hands-on with games including Forza 5, Ryse, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3, Kinect Sports Rivals, Crimson Dragon, Max: Curse of the Brotherhood and Zoo Tycoon. While attendance is free of charge, it’s limited to those over 18 years of age and space will be limited.

Microsoft has confirmed a Xbox One release date of November 22, 2013 in 13 markets. The Xbox One price has been set at £430 / €500 / $500.

Thank you CVG and Fudzilla for providing us with this information.