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Xbox One launch day lineup revealed

Microsoft has detailed exactly what games you'll be able to play on day one of Xbox One's launch.

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Microsoft has detailed exactly what games you'll be able to play on day one of Xbox One's launch. While Microsoft has yet to announce exactly when that day is, you'll be glad to know that your Day One system will be able to access a library of 22 games. Of those games, ten are exclusive to Xbox One in some way. In addition, many multi-platform games feature exclusive or timed content on Xbox, including Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and FIFA 14.

    Day One Library (exclusives bolded):

  • Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)

  • Battlefield 4 (DICE, Electronic Arts)

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, Activision)

  • Crimson Dragon (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)

  • Dead Rising 3 (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft)

  • FIFA 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)

  • Fighter Within (AMA Ltd., Ubisoft)

  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)

  • Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)

  • Killer Instinct (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)

  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive)

  • Lococycle (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)

  • Madden NFL 25 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)

  • NBA 2K14 (Visual Concepts, 2K Sports)

  • NBA LIVE 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)

  • Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)

  • Peggle 2 (Popcap, Electronic Arts)

  • Powerstar Golf (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)

  • Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions, Activision)

  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)

  • Zoo Tycoon (Frontier Developments Ltd., Microsoft Studios)

  • Zumba Fitness: World Party (Zoë Mode, Majesco)

This is a very strong launch library. We're curious to see how Sony plans to counter with its Gamescom press conference later today.

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    August 20, 2013 4:10 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox One launch day lineup revealed.

    Microsoft has detailed exactly what games you'll be able to play on day one of Xbox One's launch.

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      August 20, 2013 4:15 AM

      So they are announcing things just before Sony's conference, hence giving Sony chance to counter it again. Bad strategy.

      Looking at this lineup I have to say there is nothing for me there. Maybe Forza, but there are so many racing games on every platform that I don't really care.

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      August 20, 2013 5:08 AM

      Nice surprise seeing crimson dragon on that launch list.

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      August 20, 2013 5:47 AM

      Powerstar Golf looks like a fun knock-off of Hot Shots.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrcfvgSAHmQ

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      August 20, 2013 5:58 AM

      wait, this thing plays games?

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      August 20, 2013 6:16 AM

      Damn, if all those game actually make it out on day 1, that's a pretty damn impressive launch line-up.

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      August 20, 2013 6:17 AM

      I was just assuming The Division would be released right away, but now I know it's not coming until late 2014.

      Dang.

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      August 20, 2013 6:17 AM

      My son is SOOOOO looking forward to Lego Marvel.... and so am I.

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        August 20, 2013 9:35 AM

        but will it be any better on the one vs the 360

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      August 20, 2013 6:28 AM

      Apparently Ryse is getting a lot better feedback on the gamescom build and the combat is pretty engaging and not just a QTE mess.

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        August 20, 2013 7:27 AM

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        August 20, 2013 8:42 AM

        From what I could tell at E3 that part of the game was going to be the tutorial.

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          August 20, 2013 8:55 AM

          They also tweaked it so QTE would happen straight away and always succeed, plus be totally a lot more in your face.

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            August 20, 2013 9:25 AM

            "happen straight away and always succeed", so...like in other games where you press "x" and you hit the guy with your sword?

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              August 20, 2013 9:34 AM

              The QTE in Ryse let you do executions which give you XP bonuses, health regen and focus.

              You can still kill the enemy without doing the QTE, it's not like God of War.

              The point of the article was to say that combot is a lot more interesting and fun and in depth than what was shown at E3. Where a lot of the combat mechanics were dumbed down just to show off the QTE executions.

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      August 20, 2013 7:25 AM

      Since both systems are neck and neck, we should focus on the EXCLUSIVES rather than the whole line up.

      If the XB1 outperforms the PS4 on the multi-plat titles while maintaining a large exclusive line up (the prior being more important then the latter), it may very much justify the extra $100 down.

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        August 20, 2013 7:37 AM

        How could it outperform the ps4 in multiplats? The system is not as powerful.

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          August 20, 2013 7:46 AM

          This.

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          August 20, 2013 8:02 AM

          Not giving the answer. I'm with you on the same boat. I'm just raising the possibility.

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            August 20, 2013 8:09 AM

            I mean, I guess I should put on the table the possibility that Sony really messes up somewhere after release or a bad oversight causes catastrophic results.

            I'm on the PS4 train myself but I don't have pre-orders for either for this reason and that I have a massive back order of games I should be finishing that extends all the way back to my PS2 collection. I have no real need to get a console on release month (or year for that matter) when things are uncertain and library is limited.

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            August 20, 2013 11:40 AM

            And not only is in not as powerful, last I heard, the PS4 pre-orders were much stronger than the XB, and the XB1 is still $100 more than the PS4. So, really, I don't see them neck and neck in any regard at all. But still, if the exclusives they are offering are important to you, then there's no reason to not get the system.

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              August 20, 2013 2:25 PM

              I mean neck and neck in terms of performance. PS4 has more impressive numbers but by a margin.

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          August 20, 2013 2:31 PM

          In real world performance it may as well be. It'll be close enough for few to notice the difference.

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        August 20, 2013 7:39 AM

        I just loathe the TV-focus of the XONE, I mean they are going to spend a significant portion of money and development on features that I'm never going to be able to use. We in Europe always has been treated like the bastard stepchild, so nothing changed really, but I really hoped it would be different this time. Who knows Sony might also focus on crap I don't want or need, but at least I think I must try something else, because Xbox is not doing it for me any more.

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          August 20, 2013 7:43 AM

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            August 20, 2013 7:55 AM

            because the direction of the GUI, the focus on 'add-ons', time/money spent by the XBox dev. team will be in a direction I'm not fond of. Its like the current X360 GUI, worse than ever , sluggish as hell, random shit all over the place. So of course it will affect me even if I don't use (or rather never will be able to ) a particular set of features. The core focus sets the frame work upon everything else must be adjusted to.
            You're not buying a closed box with set features, this generation lasted 8 (9?) years. Much has changed during that time. I assume it will be the same going forward. If I look at the *focus* from the 'reveals' from Sony and Microsoft, Sony's was around gaming and associated features, Microsoft mostly around pass-trough Tv-addon features. Don't you see that for me it matters ? it will affect me, it will affect the experience down the line ?

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              August 20, 2013 9:37 AM

              you know, it pisses me off that both Apple and Microsoft still build fax applications in their operating systems. I will never use it. It takes away from building better stuff I need. It's not like ignore the app and never use it.

              What a horrible argument.

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                August 20, 2013 3:13 PM

                If their main focus would be a fax application, my guess you would fell different. Its not a question about a small obscure function, its the majority of what they will develop.

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              August 20, 2013 4:30 PM

              I can't stand the direction they are going either. I used to love the 360 but now it takes a few minutes for the stupid thing to boot up because of all the ads it downloads. Then when I finally get on it the thing keeps showing me ads for tv shows/movies/music and maybe 1 ad for a game. I don't want to see any of that crap. It also takes me a while to find any game I've downloaded. I've now disconnected my 360 from the internet and rarely ever use it now anyways since they haven't had much for exclusives the last couple years.
              Hopefully the xbox one will fix some of this but as of right now I really don't trust them. Luckily the only exclusive game that somewhat interests me is the new halo which I'll probably get just for the single player. So I'm sure I'll get to see how well their new interface works and see whether or not live will be worth it again before the game comes out.

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                August 20, 2013 4:36 PM

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                  August 20, 2013 11:38 PM

                  At least I don't like the direction they've been going okay! And from what I've seen of the new dashboard it looks very similar to the 360 one. I know you can customize the Home page (However I don't know how much of it you can customize) and outside of that I wouldn't be surprised if I see lots of ads again. I also really hope the pin feature no longer requires you to be online. As far as the load times go the main reason it bothers me is because I know it's just downloading garbage from the internet which just pisses me off and I'm worried that'll continue on the xbox one. Also the whole focus on the xbox one being an all in one device makes me worried that they will focus less on gaming. So at the moment I don't trust microsoft very much and for a lot more reasons than just this!

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            August 20, 2013 9:37 AM

            Well he would be paying for services that he will never use though. I mean they are including the cost of developing that service into the price of the console.

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              August 20, 2013 9:47 AM

              The cost/price of the console isn't an even split. People buy consoles nowadays for multiple reasons. It was like the PS3 having bluray, people would buy it as a bluray player and others would buy it not giving a damn about bluray.

              Sony hoped that people who were buying it because of bluray would outweigh the cost of them including it in the console. For MS it's the same thing now with kinect and the tv features.

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                August 20, 2013 10:07 AM

                Right, but BigT is saying he won't be able to use those services even if he wanted to, since he lives in Europe. That would be like Sony spending money on developing a Blu Ray player that does not work for a large portion of your customers. Those customers that can't use it and buy the console are paying for a service they will never be able to use. So why bother?

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                  August 20, 2013 10:17 AM

                  Only the people that can use the service are paying for it, through the added sales they get from the people that want those services. If he's buying the console despite not having those services he's buying it for other reasons and not paying for services he can't use.

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                  August 20, 2013 10:42 AM

                  why won't he ever be able to use them in Europe exactly?

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                    August 20, 2013 11:07 AM

                    Well for starters a lot of streaming services aren't available outside of the US, which invalidates one of Xbones selling points.

                    Microsoft spends half of their time hyping up services that would only benefit US audiences. What does someone in Brazil care about Microsofts deal with the NFL?

                    The truth of the matter is that MS really only cares about their US audience, and hasn't given any non American reason to be interested. Does Kinect understand anything other than English, or do you have to learn English just to use the console?

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                      August 20, 2013 11:20 AM

                      really? The rest of the world doesn't have any streaming video services?

                      http://ivgaming.co.uk/2012/12/16/full-list-of-apps-coming-to-european-xbox-360s/

                      Eurosport, Lovefilm, Sky, BBC, etc are also available. Netflix is the big dog in streaming media, they get to be the headliner on announcement but we already know how many apps are available outside the US and that number will just keep growing.

                      Original announcement for the Xbox One was for the TV services to come to 41 countries (not all at launch obviously).

                      The Kinect already supports 6 major languages http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/kinect/speech-recognition

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                        August 20, 2013 11:29 AM

                        That last link is blocked at work. Are Latin or Farsi one of the six languages?

                        This is very important.

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                        August 20, 2013 11:45 AM

                        Why aren't they supporting Chinese and Cantonese? That's like 90% of the Asian market right there. Also I'm curious how Kinect will handle different dialects and accents. Simply turning the console on could be difficult enough to turn a lot of the non-us audience away, even if you speak English. Will someone with a Scottish or UK accent have problems turning it on and off? I'm genuinely curious.

                        Regarding the streaming services, it's a well known fact that it's generally horrid outside of the US, but since I haven't experienced it first hand I can't say exactly how bad it really is. Even Netflix instant watch has a lot fewer offerings outside of US territories from my understanding.

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                          August 20, 2013 12:34 PM

                          could you imagine that scottish lady talking to kinect?

                          KINECT, FLUSH THE TOILET WHEN YOU TAKE A SHIT! DISGUSTING!

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                          August 20, 2013 12:59 PM

                          I would assume they're working on support but Chinese is pretty massively different from those other languages and the majority of the Xbox market is not the Asian market. As far as dialects and accents go, it's an additional complication, it can make things harder to do, just as it does with Siri, Google Now, etc. That said, I would imagine that the initial version of Kinect provided pretty valuable data to help in the future on accents in some of those territories where the language itself was supported. But no one is going to launch a voice recognition service that handles every language and every accent and dialect out of the gate so some folks in the less populace/popular places might have to endure some growing pains. That list of languages covered a reasonably wide swatch of customers for first gen, it should only expand, but regardless it's hardly been a US-only or English-only feature.

                          Regarding the streaming services, it's a well known fact that it's generally horrid outside of the US, but since I haven't experienced it first hand I can't say exactly how bad it really is. Even Netflix instant watch has a lot fewer offerings outside of US territories from my understanding.

                          It's a well known fact that US streaming services are often bad outside the US. That's why I linked to a list of native streaming services where media companies have negotiated the rights for those territories specifically. Lovefilm has nearly 5000 streaming movies available, Sky lets you watch their live TV through it (http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/Live/Sky has better options than most US Xbox owners do for getting live TV through their console), Wuaki, etc.

                          There're obviously going to be different levels of values to certain services depending on what territory you're in and what you're interested in but it's really not accurate to act like all these TV and media services that are getting promoted as big features are only relevant to the US/English audience. Of course that's the company's home base and a large share of the Xbox market so they're going to get plenty of love but it's by no means some exclusive content that's completely useless to the rest of the world.

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                        August 20, 2013 1:18 PM

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                    August 20, 2013 3:04 PM

                    As the others replied, we maybe will get a few streaming services eventually, but the most tooted feature, pass-through overlay, will not work, we use decoders built in the tv-sets. As in no external access to the decoded stream. And the European tv-industry is extremely fragmented.
                    We still have no local language support on kinect gen 1. It easy for you to say 'don't use feature x then it wont affect you' well if I never get feature x? I still pay more than americans for the console and the games? I should accept to get a lesser feature set for more money? Nah.

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                      August 20, 2013 3:58 PM

                      the amount some of you guys get worked up about a feature you can't/don't/won't use as being actively worse than if it didn't exist for those that do want it is crazy. The TV pass through is just one of many multimedia features in what is still a videogame console. I'm sure Sony has carefully structured their development efforts to not 'waste' money on any features you can't/won't/don't use.

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              August 20, 2013 4:37 PM

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          August 20, 2013 1:48 PM

          I love the focus on the TV stuff. Adds another things for me to play with. Hoping it means I never have to use my shitty Fios interface ever again.

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          August 20, 2013 2:19 PM

          It just seems so short sighted. The last generation was almost a decade long, I will be very surprised if cable TV is in it's current form in 8 years. Cable is a dying whore and the movement away is only growing. If they had developed an IP based "Cable TV Provider" only available on XBox One it would have been amazing. This is some ole bullshit with a shrinking user base that will be irrelevant eventually.

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            August 20, 2013 2:37 PM

            cable TV is still 100s of millions of people for the foreseeable future. And the people who aren't on cable are using the video app ecosystem the 360 has been building for years so it's not like the future isn't well covered (and they'll use similar voice UIs)

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            August 20, 2013 3:29 PM

            It's just HDMI pass through, so the TV overlay/control elements could easily be repurposed for something else in the magic cable-less future.

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        August 20, 2013 8:59 AM

        I guess PS4 wins on both fronts.

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        August 20, 2013 4:37 PM

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      August 20, 2013 8:12 AM

      Looks good... still getting PS4 though. $100 price is still a lot of monies

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      August 20, 2013 9:24 AM

      22 titles and I only want 4 of them

      Saves me some money

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        August 20, 2013 9:36 AM

        Possibly 5, now that I've seen Gamescom gameplay of Ryse

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        August 20, 2013 3:30 PM

        I'd be surprised there's even that many in one generation from a console I'd want.

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      August 20, 2013 9:53 AM

      I remember the N64 only having two launch titles, how many did other consoles have?

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      August 20, 2013 9:58 AM

      I must just be old, because technically that looks like a much better launch lineup than most systems have had, but i just can't get excited about it.

      The only exclusive in that lineup I have any interest in is Read Rising 3. And from what I've seen of that, it seems to be going in the opposite direction than what I'd like.

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      August 20, 2013 10:45 AM

      Dead Rising 3 is the only console-exclusive I'm interested in.

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        August 20, 2013 12:37 PM

        Likewise, I hope the hardcore mode is really good because I loved DR1.

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      August 20, 2013 1:30 PM

      Not a single exclusive that appeals to me! Only two on the list I even want.

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      August 20, 2013 3:32 PM

      Forza and Ryse are the only titles that look next gen

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