spoke to CEO and Founder, David Baszucki, about the thinking behind the new move. What is Roblox in a nutshell? “Roblox is a platform where 7 million people a month come to play games created by the community. It can be played on PC, Mac or tablet and now we are excited to have announced for Xbox One as well.”
Was there a reason for choosing Xbox over PlayStation or Nintendo? “We’ve had a long relationship with Microsoft. So we’re launching on Xbox One with 15 titles especially good for the Xbox.”
This looks similar to Disney Infinity in its cross platform game development? “Compared to Disney Infinity’s toy box there’s a [greater] depth to creation in Robolox. Everything in Roblox from the high level game play to the individual assets are created by the community. It’s not a hybrid as part of a more core product like Disney Infinity.”
It’s a free game, but there are in-app purchases? “Creators on Roblox are the people who power monetization. Take Bird Simulator for instance, if you want to be an eagle that’s where you’ll use virtual currency — something figured out by the developer themselves.”
“Top developers on Roblox can cash out virutal currency and use it to fund college. Some earn over $20,000 a month.”
Finally I asked Baszucki what stood Roblox apart from Disney Infinity, Little Big Planet or Super Mario Maker style game creation experiences? “Roblox covers the full range of game development in a smooth fashion.”
Although no final date confirmed Roblox is expected to arrive in December on Xbox One.
We take a close look at the Skylanders Dark Edition packs form PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and Wii.
For comparison the normal packs are:
– Xbox One, PS4: Spitfire, Hot Streak, Super Shot Stealth Elf – £59.99
– Wii U: Turbo Charged Donkey Kong, Barrel Blaster, Super Shot Stealth Elf – £54.99
– Wii/3DS: Hammer Slam Bowser, Clown Cruiser, Super Shot Stealth Elf – £54.99
The Dark Edition packs are:
– Xbox One, PS4: Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf + Dark Sea Shadow, Kaos Trophy – £84.99
– Wii U: Dark Turbo Charged Donkey Kong, Dark Barrel Blaster + Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, Kaos Trophy – £84.99
– Wii: Dark Hammer Slam Bowser, Dark Clown Cruiser + Dark Spitfire, Dark Hot Streak, Kaos Trophy – £69.99
Here’s some break down of the costs.
Xbox One Dark Edition = 1 Vehicle & 1 Trophy for £25
Wii U Dark Edition = 1 Vehicle & 1 Trophy for £30 (Note: Swapping Stealth Elf for Spitfire)
Wii Dark Edition = 1 Vehicle & 1 Trophy for £15 (Note: Swapping Stealth Elf for Spitfire)
Also, weird that there’s no Dark vehicle for Stealth Elf and no accompany Dark Nightfall Supercharger for Sea Shadow.
We have a close look at the new Jurassic World trailer that details the different types of Dinosaurs available in the game, that will be both playable and customizable.
Along with a broader look at how the game feels, this gives us a chance to consider which elements of Jurassic World will appear in this main Lego game and which will be in Lego Dimensions.
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We take a look at issue 2 of 110% Gaming magazine. Flicking through the pages and checking out the prizes and gifts. We loved the first issue because it was all about gaming just for kids, and issue 2 adds more free stuff, Minecraft, FIFA and Angry Birds. What’s not to like. This month you … Continue reading 110% Gaming Issue 2 – Win Xbox One & Winners Announced
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Everything you need to know about Project Spark in 2 minutes: 1. Genre and story: Project Spark is a free-to-play set of creation tools from Microsoft that enables people to make their own games. It is based on Kodu Game Lab, which teaches the principles of programming with a simple visual programming language. Players can … Continue reading 2 Minute Guide: Project Spark Xbox One, Windows (PEGI 12)
Here’s our final review verdict on the latest addition to the Skylanders game, Trap Team. We’ve had the game in the home for some time now and have put it through its paces. We are looking at the PlayStation 4 version in our review along with a range of Skylanders figures. We assess how well … Continue reading Skylanders Trap Team Review – Wii, Wii U, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS4, Xbox 360