The free version of Xbox Music, Microsoft's Spotify-like streaming service, will be axed within weeks.
Following the removal if the ad-supported free version, on December 1, the only way to access Xbox Music will be to sign up to a paid subscription. Users will have unlimited access to Microsoft's library of millions of tracks, providing they pay $10 (or £9) per month.
"We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers," the corporation said on its FAQ page. There was no further explanation as to why the company is abandoning its ad-supported service.
The move comes despite one of the leading music streaming services, Spotify, continuing to offer limited music access for free.
For the monthly fee, Xbox Music offers unlimited access to its music servers, as well as offline listening on PC, tablet, and phone. For Xbox One and Xbox 360 users specifically, the service allows users to stream from a library of about 90,000 music videos.
A free 30-day trial is still available.
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide isn't your typical Warhammer game. The upcoming title from Hammerfall Publishing is a variation on chess that, according to the game's press release, will let you "turn a chessboard into a defensive gun line, power up your pieces, call in airstrikes, cast spells, and score a checkmate at the end of a chainsword."
The game is coming to PC first and will eventually roll out to mobile platforms as well.
Regicide's primary gameplay has two modes:
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Tickets for Sony's upcoming PlayStation Experience event will go on sale later this week, the company announced today.
You'll be able to buy tickets from The Venetian's website beginning this Friday, October 24. One-day passes will cost $50, while two-day passes will run you $90.
The ticket itself is not what will get you into the exhibit hall; once you've gotten your hands on one, you'll need to take the ticket and a government-issued photo ID to a Venetian/Palazzo box office between December 4 and December 7 to receive a wristband. Alternatively, you can pick up your wristband (using your ticket and ID) outside the Sands Expo Hall C on December 6 or December 7.
Sony announced PlayStation Experience earlier this month as a "massive" two-day community event in Las Vegas. Taking place December 6-7, Sony says it will be an "unprecedented" event that offers attendees the chance to play unreleased games and attend panels and keynotes featuring members of the games industry. On a recent podcast, Sony's Scott Rohde teased, "This is an event for the fans, and I am so incredibly geeked about it. We're gonna show you a bunch of stuff that maybe we shouldn't show you yet."
Although you won't be able to try games or get your hands on the free swag that will be available at the show without attending, you will be able to take in at least some of the event from home. Sony plans to offer live video from the event, though it hasn't provided specifics as of yet.
The same goes for exactly what games, publishers, and panels will be at the show--you'll have to buy tickets knowing very little about what you're getting into. Sony hasn't indicated how many tickets will be available, but it did say that those hoping to sit for the opening keynote address will need to be among the first 5,500 to enter the building. Seating will be first-come, first-served.