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Evening Newsround, May 10: Grid 2 Achievements, Xbox TV


It's been a very quiet news day today, however we've done our best to scour the world of the internet to find anything we may have missed. So let's get started.

Microsoft not sure on Xbox TV

Microsoft is apparently on the fence regarding the release on an Xbox TV set-top box.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is still testing out the product alongside its new "Infinity" console, however it's still unsure if it'll bother releasing it or not since it may eat into sales of its new products or may not even to be complete at all.

Microsoft was said to be planning two versions of it's console, one as mentioned above, one that would be what amounts to 'Xbox TV' with less focus on games, and the console, which is widely expected to be revealed on May 21.

GRID 2

The achievements for GRID 2 have been revealed. Spoilers obviously.

- Touge Fast, Touge Furious - You shutout an opponent in a career Touge event (15G)
- C-C-C-Combo Maker - You reached the maximum multiplier in an Overtake event (15G)
- All Night Long - You took part in and completed an online Endurance race (35G)
- Pinball Wizard - You traded paint with every competitor during one offline race and still won the race (15G)
- Mo Money, No Problems - You've gone above and beyond the call of duty and completed 5 career sponsor objectives (15G)
- Vanishing Point - You've won a race in a white Dodge Challenger but lived to tell the tale, unlike
- Kowalski (15G)
- Rocket Manski - You've driven faster than a Russian torpedo, which incidentally is 230 mph (15G)
- Sellout - You've got one thing on your mind: money! You completed 20 career sponsor objectives (30G)
- One For The Team - You've completed an individual Global Challenge goal and ultimately helped the community (15G)
- A Different Class- You've upgraded a car and bumped it to 'Upgraded' class (20G)
- Ring Master - You finished 5 seconds ahead of the target time in a Vehicle Challenge on the Red Bull
- Ring (15G)
- Tokyo Drift - You scored 350,000 drift points in Okutama in a Mazda RX-7 TYPE RZ or a NISMO
- R34T-R Z-TUNE (25G)
- Shaken, Not Stirred - You rolled a car at least 7 times and landed on its wheels, just like Bond did (20G)
- Keep Your Friends Close - and your enemies even closer. You beat a Rival on track (5G)
- You rOCDed! - You finished first in every career event, during season play and/or via the timeline (100G)
- Dipping Your Toes - You've reached level 10 online and opened up a new world of possibilities (30G)
- Social Butterfly - You took part in an online playlist and stuck around for at least 5 races (20G)
- Sideways Shenanigans - You performed a 100m drift (10G)
- Could It Be Magic? - You beat all of the Prestige drivers in career club events (15G)
- Master Racer - You won a career event on the hardest difficulty without using Flashbacks (30G)
- Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - You won a race in an upgraded car (10G)
- A Vision of What's to Come - You won a career Promo Event (10G)
- Beginner's Luck - You set the fastest time on the first lap of a Time Attack event (15G)
- Remember Me? - You lapped a competitor (20G)
- Eat It! - You won the first round of a career Touge event using the 5 second rule (15G)
- Making My Way Down Town - You've driven more than 1,000 miles (1,610km) (25G)
- Pedal to the Medal - You won a round of a career event without using the brakes (30G)
- SWAGtastic! - You beat the target time in a Vehicle Challenge (15G)
- Global Domination - You won a week of Global Challenge (20G)
- California Dreaming - You completed California Big Sur in under 3 minutes (30G)
- Jack of All Trades - You've competed in all race types (10G)
- Natural Ability - You won an Online Playlist event (25G)
- The Artist- You've individually applied customised liveries to 5 vehicles (10G)
- Quantum Leap - You repeated an event using the Timeline (10G)
- Gone in 60 Seconds - You completed a lap of Chicago - Wabash Run driving the Ford Mustang Mach 1 in less than 60 seconds (15G)
- Harlem Globeshaker - You raced at every city at least once (10G)
- Drifting Like a Boss - You've scored 250,000 points in a single drift (15G)
- Flawless Victory - You've won an Overtake event making no contact with anything. (Excludes Global Challenge events) (20G)
- Winging It - You've won a LiveRoute event (10G)
- Here's My Number, Call Me Maybe? - You returned Callahan's call and became his poster boy for the - - World Series of Racing (5G)
- That New Showroom Smell - Having wowed the crowds in America, it's time to upgrade your digs (10G)
- Oriental Express - Look out Asia, here we come (15G)
- Going Global - The WSR goes from regional to global thanks to your impressive form (20G)
- Even Balboa Had a Montage - The WSR is so big now that it's even getting montages on TV. You've made it to the big time! (25G)
- The World's Greatest - Congratulations, you have become the ultimate WSR champion. What an investment! (50G)
- T3XT M3SSAG1NG I5 GR8 - Thanks to you, the WSR is now the talk of the town (10G)
- Internet Famous - The message boards are alight with the talk of the WSR's increasing popularity (15G)
- Clubbed to Death - That's it, folks. The club format is behind you, it's all about the leagues now. Good luck! (20G)
- Toca Juniors No More - You got your first taste of a Super Touring Car and never looked back (25G)
- Imma Let You Finish - You amassed more fans than Taylor Swift has Twitter followers. That's 23.5 million, by the way (30G)

Just the Headlines

- The Walking Dead disc version now available at UK retail

That's it

Enjoy your weekend.

Edited On 10 May, 2013

Comments
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Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
You too
Robichoico's avatar
Robichoico 4 years ago
I thought it was quite a busy day in terms of headlines myself.... So has this week but not really had the chance to post much. Sega Planning 7 Releases for Wii U this year. Same amount as PS3, more than X-Box Tekken Tag Tournament 2 missed expectations. Selling 1.5 Million copies instead of the 1.7 they wanted :/ Pokemon X + Y news to come no May 19th. Rumours have it to be a new Fairy type Pokemon. Speaking of Rumours. There's quite a lot about the Wii U's CPU and GPU being improved since the update. No idea about this one lol Don't Starve MAY come to both the 3DS and the Vita Pokemon Tretta Lab coming to 3DS. Works off Tretta discs. Likely Japan only. More Pokemon News. Deoxys is out for those who want him. Get him via Wi-Fi. Only lasts till May 31st I know it was posted about Mario and DK Minis yesterday being on the e-shop. But other new stuff includes Fire Emblem Champions Map 3 and on the Wii U both Xevious and Solomon's Key are up. Runescape 3 May come to consoles, yep. But the only thing holding back is the consoles probably wouldn't play well together. for Nintendo fans who want something a bit different. Figma have announced a figure of 'Marth' from Fire Emblem: Awakening. (S)He can go with previous releases from them of Samus, Link, Pit and Pitoo. Also available in a D. Arts range is Charizard and Mewtwo. With Blastoise and Venusaur on the way. Yes. I'm sure you are thinking it. Your shelf can be a Smash Bros Brawl shelf. http://www.tomopop.com/wonder-festival-2013-winter-figma-marth-and-dotd-zombie-28973.phtml Also for figure releases. You'll be able to get your own personal stalker in a sexy release for Tharja from Fire Emblem: Awakening. http://www.imagebam.com/image/0f062e252246494 Would be awesome to see Shopto get the Figma and D.Arts lines in *hint hint*
Joe2120's avatar
Joe2120 4 years ago
You like your Nintendo news eh Robo :D
Shoxy85's avatar
Shoxy85 4 years ago
I was really looking forward to GRID 2. Until they started releasing details of it. The last game was perfect. Just throw in new (fixed!) tracks and cars and people would lap it up. But no.
Robichoico's avatar
Robichoico 4 years ago
Well most of the obscure Sony news actually does get posted here. So might aswell post the Nintendo ones for me and um...Gloria and.....no-one else probably XD
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Well most of the obscure Sony news actually does get posted here. So might aswell post the Nintendo ones for me and um...Gloria and.....no-one else probably XD OH. That does remind me tho. Apparently Dragon Crown will be getting a artbook with pre-order like in Japan. US only atm but I'd imagine we will get that too. If not then will be importing for sure
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I care about obscure Ninty stuff
Shoxy85's avatar
Shoxy85 4 years ago
Like when they were founded and made cards?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I knew that they made cards and owned love hotels at one point but I just didn't know when they were founded
Shoxy85's avatar
Shoxy85 4 years ago
With how quickly you guess that year I thought you knew it!
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Imma let you finish achievement is good, Kanye west is such a tool
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I just entered the first number that came to my head XD I should have just said "Brooker's Mum
Shoxy85's avatar
Shoxy85 4 years ago
She seemed to be quite a popular answer haha
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
That's what i'm going to say each time I don't know the answer
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
I'm sure she'll see that as an honour when I tell her all about it tomorrow!
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
XD
Shoxy85's avatar
Shoxy85 4 years ago
She'll be well happy to have invented Pong.
H84's avatar
H84 4 years ago
Wait a minute, the WiiU's CPU and GPU have got better since the update? What sorcery is this - how does that affect already released games?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
It doesn't but it makes it means less strain on the console
Shoxy85's avatar
Shoxy85 4 years ago
Just so you know, I'm the ugly one that's been following you all on twitter. Theres no escaping me now!
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Shoxy85 4 years ago
Unless you block me...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Blocking you then >_<
Shoxy85's avatar
Shoxy85 4 years ago
You will join a long list of others that have. I think more people have blocked me than I actually follow :D

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