Xbox One Machinima app to offer Wingman video help for four games at launch

Last month, the Machinima video game channel on YouTube announced it would have a streaming video app for download for Xbox One users to check out in time for the launch of the console on Nov. 22. One of the app's coolest features is Wingman, which Machinima claims will allow Xbox One owners to watch specially made video hints for games which can be viewed in Snap mode alongside the game itself.

Today, Microsoft announced that the Machinima Wingman feature will support four games for the Xbox One launch: "Ryse: Son of Rome," "Dead Rising 3," "Battlefield 4" and "Call of Duty Ghosts." More Wingman videos for additional Xbox One games will be added to the Machinima app in the coming months.

The app will also support the Xbox One's new media achievements, which will be recorded separately from the console's game-based achievements that are added to a user's Gamerscore. The media achievements that can be unlocked for the Machinima app include one that offers points just by downloading and installing it ("License and Registration"). Achievements can also be unlocked by watching a video on the app ("n00b"), launching the app 10 times in 30 days ("Addict") all the way to a secret achievement that Microsoft says will require users to look back at Machinima's history to discover it.

Source: Microsoft

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One good example of where snapping an app next to your game can be helpful. Another thing that comes to mind is in big open world games like GTA or Assassins Creed or Batman where you have things to collect. If I could snap a map with items marked on it that'd save time always looking away from the screen at my phone or tablet.

GP007 said,
One good example of where snapping an app next to your game can be helpful. Another thing that comes to mind is in big open world games like GTA or Assassins Creed or Batman where you have things to collect. If I could snap a map with items marked on it that'd save time always looking away from the screen at my phone or tablet.

Absolutely. I was having a hard time thinking of good uses for that snap functionality honestly, but those are two really good ones...

Now we just need someone to make those maps and stuff. LOL

M_Lyons10 said,

Absolutely. I was having a hard time thinking of good uses for that snap functionality honestly, but those are two really good ones...

Now we just need someone to make those maps and stuff. LOL

I'm sure there's others depending on what you want to do and the apps. The friends feed should be handy as well, like if you're waiting for people to connect so you can join a MP game you could be playing something else or watching TV or so on.