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  • Xbox One Update Allows Custom Gamerpics, Co-Streaming Via Mixer
    Bald Bouncer
    The latest Xbox One firmware update comes with quite the bevy of features. The main appeal seems to be custom Gamerpics which is a fancy word for allowing users to upload their own profile pictures. These can be uploaded from an Xbox One, Windows 10 PC or your smartphone. Keep in mind that your picture should adhere to the Code of Conduct since all users will be able to see it.


    The July update also allows Mixer users to co-stream, which means that up to four players on their...
    16-07-2017, 01:25 PM
  • Crackdown 3 Xbox One X Footage Walks Us Through Some New Abilities
    Bald Bouncer
    Brand new footage for the upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 game Crackdown 3 was released today. It’s 10 minutes of free roaming gameplay, meaning we get to see the style of free form action that made the games cult classics to begin with, and we also get to see some brand new abilities, as well as the Black Hole Gun.





    That’s not all, either- the footage is running on the Xbox One X, so we get to see what is likely to be the system’s showcase launch...
    12-07-2017, 04:32 PM
  • Halo Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 4 and Halo 3: ODST Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
    Bald Bouncer
    Microsoft has announced that four Halo titles – namely Halo: CE Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 – will support backwards compatibility on the Xbox One later this year. Furthermore, all the map DLC will be free.


    Along with the campaign and multiplayer, LAN play will be supported, especially when playing between Xbox One and Xbox 360. Whether it’s a digital copy of the game or the original disc, you can start playing immediately.

    More information on...
    07-07-2017, 12:05 PM
  • Xbox One X Benchmarks Reveal How Existing Games Will Perform At 4K Resolutions
    Bald Bouncer
    We’ve heard so much about how powerful the Xbox One X is- but ultimately, the best demonstration of that is seeing it in action for ourselves, and understanding how it is working behind the scenes, if we cant. Most gamers can’t, of course- but the fine folks at Digital Foundry can, and they posted a lengthy video explaining how games perform on the Xbox One X versus the existing Xbox One S.


    According to the analysis, Forza 7 uses up 77.8% of the GPU power in the original Xbox...
    05-07-2017, 06:37 PM
  • Crackdown 3 seems to be an average (or possibly below average) looking game
    Bald Bouncer
    It’s going to feel a bit comfortable for many Crackdown veterans excited to get back into the improved world that is Crackdown 3. With its artistic style, insanely fun weapons and explosions, and fun characters, this is definitely a game for those who’ve been wanting leave the critically panned Crackdown 2 in the shadows, and remember the glory days of the original Crackdown. But don’t get too ahead of yourself, this E3 had the gameplay set on the story mode. So all of that massive city destruction...
    03-07-2017, 07:16 PM
  • Halo 6 – 343 Industries Ensures That It Will Have Its ‘Grand Moments’ Again
    Bald Bouncer
    People were amazed at the complete and total lack of Halo at E3 this year. With Microsoft and Xbox relying so heavily on the first person shooter franchise, people expected there to be news of Halo 6 at this year’s conference. Developers 343 Industries, however, have assured fans that while we didn’t hear of where the franchise is headed in the future, we will soon enough, and that the team is working hard on whatever is next.


    “So this year’s E3 was still awesome and special...
    02-07-2017, 06:12 PM

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  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 On Xbox Scorpio Will Deliver An Experience Like Never Before

    Star Wars: Battlefront 2 may be one of the most anticipated games of this year, and Sony may have advertising rights for it- but Microsoft isn’t going to let any opportunity to promote the Xbox version of the game pass, either. In this week’s ‘This Week on Xbox’ video, Xbox’s Larry Hryb Major Nelson gave an overview of why Xbox will be the best place to play Battlefront 2.


    ‘With Project Scorpio coming this Holiday, I can’t wait to experience the Star Wars galaxy like never...
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  • Xbox Games With Gold for May: Giana Sisters, Lego Star Wars

    Microsoft has announced its Xbox Games With Gold titles for May 2017. The line-up might not be as blockbuster-packed as previous months, there are some good offerings to be had. For Xbox One, there is Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut, an indie platformer that’s surprisingly fun. It’s available from May 1st to 31st. Then there’s Lara Croft and The Temple of Osiris, an isometric action adventure title that supports co-op and features everyone’s favourite Tomb Raider. It’s...
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  • Xbox Game Pass Alpha Ending on April 28th, Launch Teased

    Microsoft will be wrapping up its closed alpha for Xbox Game Pass, it’s subscription-based service that provides access to 100 Xbox One titles at any time. The alpha ends on April 28th as per a message in the Xbox Insider app.


    However, the message also indicated the service was going to launch soon. “You feedback has been invaluable and will make the service better for all gamers… We’re getting close to launch and Xbox Game Pass will be available for all gamers later this...
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  • ‘We Have Something For Everyone,’ Says ID@Xbox Boss

    Xbox has made massive strides in providing a supportive environment for independent game developers - while it blazed the trail in this area with the Xbox 360, it had begun to fall behind by the end of the generation, especially as rival Sony and even Nintendo caught up. With the introduction of the Xbox One, it seemed as though Microsoft was hell bent on burning bridges with a community it had once fostered.


    That was then- things have improved massively since then, and Xbox...
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  • The Walking Dead: Season 2, Assassin’s Creed Revelations Now Free for Xbox Live Gold

    It’s the middle of April and that means more free games for Xbox One users subscribed to Xbox Live Gold. Thank to Games With Gold and backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games, you get two big games to play (not including Ryse: Son of Rome which is available till April end).


    For Xbox One, there’s The Walking Dead: Season Two which continues Clementine’s tumultuous journey in the post-apocalyptic, zombie-ridden world. Though not quite as highly rated as the first season,...
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  • Albert Penello: Xbox Scorpio Is What We Promised- A Huge Leap Ahead Of Other Consoles

    The Xbox Scorpio was finally revealed to some degree yesterday – we know what the specs and performance gains for the new system will be, but we don’t yet know the final name, release date, or even what the console looks like – which means Microsoft now no longer has to speak in tantalizing vague hints, and can instead speak to users directly about the fruits of their labor.


    Speaking to fans directly on Twitter yesterday, Microsoft’s Head of Product Development Albert Penello...
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  • State of Decay 2 Has Three Maps, Each “Roughly The Size of Original”

    Undead Labs’ open world zombie sandbox title State of Decay 2 will be huge. In a recent blog post, the developer announced that the game would have three maps at launch and each would be “roughly the size of the original.”


    The maps themselves will also be quite varied. “You should expect to see slightly different environments, definitely different landmarks and locations, different layouts lending themselves to different strategies, unique home sites, and even different mission...
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  • Xbox Scorpio Reveal Will Have Positive Surprises, But No Price Announcement

    Jez Corden, the insider who revealed that the Xbox Scorpio reveal would be coming this week way before it was officially confirmed, took to Twitter to share some more information about exactly what Microsoft fans can expect from tomorrow’s grand unveil.


    On the whole, you can expect good news - Corden said that there will be positive surprises, in response to multiple fans, before emphasising, “Not gonna wreck it for Eurogamer, but expect huge, positive surprises on Thursday....
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  • Gears of War 4 April Update Adds Two New Maps, Bunny Hunt Mode

    Another update is en route for Gears of War 4’s multiplayer. Microsoft has announced on Xbox Wire that the April update, which lands on April 14th, will feature new maps, a new mode and much more.


    The new mode, dubbed Bunny Hint, will see players donning bunny masks. Up for grabs are five chocolate Easter egg skins for weapons. What you have to do in the mode is yet to be revealed but Microsoft will have more information next week. As for the new maps – Hotel and Slab – they’re...
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  • Crackdown 3 Information Is ‘On The Horizon’, Says Developer

    Crackdown 3 has been a very long time coming- the game was announced four years ago, and has been delayed since, with many people actually assuming Microsoft would cancel it or brush it under the carper- especially since its central cloud technology is now no longer something Microsoft is pushing. However, it’s coming later this year, and we should soon have some honest to goodness information on it.


    “2017 is shaping up to be great!”, the official Crackdown 3 twitter account...
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  • Xbox Scorpio Official Reveal Coming This Thursday

    Xbox Scorpio Official Reveal Coming This Thursday

    The rumors were correct- the Xbox One Scorpio’s official reveal will be coming this Thursday, courtesy of the fine folks at Digital Foundry, the site has confirmed via its official Twitter account. The reveal will be posted at 6am PT/8am CT/9am ET/2pm GST.


    The reveal is widely expected to focus on the technical side of the Scorpio, perhaps giving us more insight into its specs; leaks say that multiple games running on the Scorpio may also be assessed and exhibited, although how...
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  • Xbox Boss Wants “To Give Our Games More Time” at E3

    Though it’s still less than three months away, Microsoft has been teasing its E3 2017 plans for some time now. We know that Project Scorpio will be a major part of the presentation but it seems the company wants to give more time for its games as well.


    This is according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer on Twitter who noted that, “I want to give our games more time on stage at E3. I sometimes feel like we rush telling the story of our games at E3.”

    This could be in reference...
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  • Darksiders, Darksiders 2, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations Newest Backward Compatible

    Microsoft has announced three new games being added to its list of Xbox 360 backward compatible games running on Xbox One. They’re three AAA Xbox 360 games, and while they’re not ever going to be topping any lists, they’re all reasonably cool games that more people should play and try out.


    The games in question are Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Darksiders, and Darksiders 2. Now to be fair, we already knew about the former two- they had been announced as Games With Gold games...
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  • Games With Gold April Ryse: Son of Rome, The Walking Dead, AC, and Darksiders

    April will probably be the very best month that Microsoft’s Games With Gold service has had yet- the games for this month will include four rather good titles, across Xbox 360 and Xbox One both- which means that subscribers will be getting some real bang for their buck here.


    Over on the Xbox One, the two headlining titles include Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 2, and Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome. While the latter particularly was panned upon release, it is the kind of game...
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  • Daytona USA Headlines New Batch Of Xbox One Backward Compatible Games

    The newest batch of Xbox 360 backward compatible games on the Xbox One has been revealed - it’s a relatively lower profile bunch of games this time around, with the headlining game being Daytona USA. Of course, ardent fans of the classic arcade racer will tell you that Daytona USA is better than just about any other major AAA title Microsoft could have put up on the store- honestly, they’d probably be right, too.


    The other two games that are included as part of this update are...
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  • Halo Wars 2 Receives First Add-On Leader With Kinsano

    Ranked competitive multiplayer is still missing from Microsoft’s Halo Wars 2 but new content is still coming for the action RTS. A new leader is currently available via DLC – Lt. Colonel Morgan “Inferno” Kinsano. The add-on costs £4.79 and comes with the Season Pass.


    Having first fought for the Insurrection and then the Covenant, Kinsano is now waging war against the Banished on the Spirit of Fire. She’s an interesting personality, willing to burn down the entire Ark before...
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  • Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising Will Be Available On April 4

    If you don’t own a PlayStation, and can’t play Persona on April 4, you’ll still have something to occupy you- Capcom has announced that Dead Rising: Frank Rising, the newest DLC for last Winter’s Dead Rising 4 which sees Frank West himself become a zombie, will be available on that date. You can purchase it for $9.99 USD, or get it as part of the Season Pass.


    However, if absurdity in your Dead Rising games is what you want, Capcom is more than happy to oblige- Frank West will...
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  • Sea of Thieves Continues To Amuse In New Gameplay Video

    Sea of Thieves, Rare’s co-operative action adventure game that is due to release this year on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, looks great- it looks charming and funny, and it looks like to will be a return to form for the British studio, which has fallen on some hard times recently. The more we see of it, in fact, the more we are convinced that it will go on to become a favorite of many Xbox One owners.


    Take this new video, for example- showcasing a band of developers led by Producer...
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  • Phil Spencer Wants Xbox Game Pass to Have First Shipped Games

    Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass already looks like a strong deal for Xbox One owners, especially with access to more than 100 games at a given time for the monthly fee of $9.99. But Xbox boss Phil Spencer wants it to become something more.


    On Major Nelson’s podcast, Spencer said that, “There is an opportunity here to not just be about games that have already shipped. I would actually like to see this grow into a program where you can see frontline games/first shipped games come...
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  • Halo Wars 2 Demo Now Available on Xbox One

    Halo Wars 2 Demo Now Available on Xbox One

    343 Industries’ Halo Wars 2, developed by The Creative Assembly (of Total War: Warhammer fame), is currently available for Xbox One and Windows 10. However, if you want to try the game out without buying it, then Microsoft has announced that the free demo is now available for Xbox One. The Windows 10 version will be available “soon”.


    In the demo, players have access to one campaign mission “The Signal” along with Blitz Firefight mode, the new card-based multiplayer mode....
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  • Xbox Game Pass More Details Revealed: Discounts, Xbox Live, And More

    Earlier today, Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass, an intriguing service where, for $10 a month, costumers get to download from a catalog of over 100 games. It sounds like a great idea- like a Netflix for games, without the uncertainties that are associated with PS Now (and extended to current generation games)- essentially, like a larger scale EA Access.


    Now, some more details regarding the service have come to light- for starters, it sounds like subscribing to this service...
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  • Xbox Scorpio Will Be Marketed With 4K As A Key Pillar, Says Analyst

    With the Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft is apparently responding to the fact that the PS4 is the most powerful system this generation, routinely capable of achieving higher resolutions on mot games natively than the Xbox One can. And so, the Xbox Scorpio has been created- the most powerful console ever, and capable of achieving 4K resolutions natively, at least if Microsoft’s statements about the system so far are to be believed.


    And according to Michael Goodman, an analyst at Strategy...
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  • Crackdown 3 Is ‘All About The Boom’, Says Microsoft

    Crackdown 3 has been (and still is, to be honest) a long time in the coming- and hopefully this year is the year that we finally get to play it (possibly as a showcase title for the sophisticated tech that the Scorpio will be packing). But the long wait for the game will be worth it, according to Xbox’s Shannon Loftis.


    “If you remember how great the original Crackdowns were, with the big, open cities, and as you leveled up, your cars and weapons leveled up, imagine all of that...
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  • Xbox March Games With Gold Includes Layers of Fear, Borderlands 2

    Microsoft has revealed the free Games of Gold coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in March and once again, it’s quite the impressive selection. Xbox One users get the impressive first person horror title Layers of Fear from March 1st to 31st. From March 16th to April 15th, asymmetrical multiplayer shooter Evolve will be available. It doesn’t seem to be the free to play Evolve: Stage 2 that brings re-balanced mechanics, free content and other nifty additions. Unfortunately, Turtle Rock has moved...
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  • ‘We Are Incredibly Committed To Xbox Play Anywhere,’ Says Xbox Head Phil Spencer

    There are some who would argue that Microsoft’s strategy of putting all of their games on PC via Xbox Play Anywhere is counter productive, that it reduces incentives to actually invest in their hardware. Others will say that Microsoft is ahead of the curve here, that they are preparing for a hardware platform agnostic future. Still others think that this is just another pet project for Microsoft doomed to be abandoned soon, and fade into irrelevance- not unlike Kinect, or Games for Windows Live....
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  • Sea of Thieves New Trailer Shows Off Alpha 0.1.1 Footage

    Rare and Microsoft have released a brand new footage for the upcoming shared world action adventure game Sea of Thieves. The footage in this trailer is from the 0.1.1 alpha, but nonetheless shows off some charming, gorgeous visuals.


    It’s not just about seeing how the graphics are coming along, however- this new video also shows off new locations and new enemies, all of which have been featured in the game’s alpha so far. These include new islands and new outposts- you should...
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