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Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Seventy

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Seventy

Gearing up for a bro-out

Welcome to What Games Are You Playing This Weekend, also known by the uber-popular acronym WGAYPTW. This is a laid-back feature that allows us to share our upcoming weekend gaming plans with all of you. By providing a little window into our personal lives, you can learn what makes us tick as gamers and learn which writer's...

Review: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

Changed like a remix and raised like a Fenix

Back in 2006, the original Gears of War was one of the first games to really showcase what the Xbox 360 was capable of, both in terms of technical prowess and cinematic delivery. With an engrossing campaign – which could be played locally with a friend – and a thrilling online multiplayer offering,...

News: Phil Spencer Debunks Xbox One Mini Rumour

Phil Spencer Debunks Xbox One Mini Rumour

"Not real"

About a week ago we reported on a rumour that Microsoft is planning to hold a launch event in October where a slimmer, disc-less Xbox One console would be announced. Now, thanks to Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, we can put this rumour to bed, as the man himself has said on Twitter that the Xbox One Mini is "not real." This doesn't...

News: Avalanche Studios Take to the Wasteland in a Real World Magnum Opus

Avalanche Studios Take to the Wasteland in a Real World Magnum Opus

Virtual Insanity

We are less than a week away from the release of Mad Max on the Xbox One and developers Avalanche Studios geared up by taking to the wasteland in their own real life Magnum Opus. The wasteland of Mad Max is an extremely dangerous place and it is clear that protagonist Max wouldn't get very far without his ride. With a game system...

News: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Funded By Fans in Under 12 Hours

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Funded By Fans in Under 12 Hours

Congratulations Larian Studios!

The sequel to upcoming Xbox One RPG title Divinity: Original SIn Enhanced Edition has been successfully funded on Kickstarter, meeting it's $500,000 goal in less than half a day. Developers Larian Studios were completely caught off guard, recording a quick thank-you video from their headquarters in Seattle as they...

Out Today: Nova-111 (Xbox One)

Nova-111 (Xbox One)

Yeah, science!

In Nova-111 you take control of a small but capable ship through various worlds, battling enemies and solving puzzles in order to save some scientists. If you're a Gold member and decide to buy now, you can get the game at a discount. Yay! In Their Words: Pilot your trusty vessel through mysterious and foreign planets in this...

Out Today: Magnetic: Cage Closed (Xbox One)

Magnetic: Cage Closed (Xbox One)

We're positive it's worth checking out

Escape a deadly facility in the first-person puzzle game, Magnetic: Cage Closed by manipulating magnetic forces the only way you know how: The Magnet Gun! This sounds a bit like Portal, but with a darker visual palette and significantly less humour. It's out now on Xbox One. In Their Words: Magnetic is a...

Out Today: Whispering Willows (Xbox One)

Whispering Willows (Xbox One)

In Hushed Voices...

Nightlight Interactive and Abstraction Games' side-scrolling horror offering Whispering Willows, has been released on Xbox One today after being pushed back a few weeks. Xbox Live Gold members can take advantage of a small savings if they purchase the game during its launch week. In Their Words: In Whispering Willows, you take...

News: LEGO Dimensions Screenshots Reveal a Varied Playground

LEGO Dimensions Screenshots Reveal a Varied Playground

New Digs on the Block

The LEGO Group and Warner Bros have been hard at work, scooping up screenshots of franchises that will be included in upcoming inter-dimensional instalment LEGO Dimensions. Revealed back in April, LEGO Dimensions will take players on a LEGO journey like no other. Combining characters and worlds from the DC Universe, Lord of...

News: This War of Mine Confirmed for January Xbox One Launch

This War of Mine Confirmed for January Xbox One Launch

Jumping over

As we reported way back when, gritty adventure This War of Mine is coming to Xbox One. A "definitive edition" of the PC title, the game will be rebranded as This War of Mine: The Little Ones and will make its console debut on January 29th next year at retail and digitally, priced at $29.99/£24.99. The game is a survival-strategy...

News: GAME Payment Issues Cause Cancellations of The Phantom Pain Pre-Orders

GAME Payment Issues Cause Cancellations of The Phantom Pain Pre-Orders

GAME?... GAAAAMMEE!

Due to a technical issue, 370 people who pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Collector's Edition from the UK retailer GAME have had their orders cancelled just days before the game's launch. GameSpot reports that customers were told by GAME that their cancellations were due to payment problems. After further...

Review: Bridge Constructor (Xbox One)

Bridge Constructor (Xbox One)

A bridge too far

There's a bit of a lack of truly perplexing puzzle and strategy games on Xbox One and that's just one of the reasons we were excited to give Clockstone's Bridge Constructor a spin. Crossing the chasm from mobile devices and PC, the game comes complete with the SlopeMania expansion and given the decent reviews the whole package...

News: Neigh Clucking Allowed as Ultimate Chicken Horse Aims for Xbox One Launch

Neigh Clucking Allowed as Ultimate Chicken Horse Aims for Xbox One Launch

Sorry about the headline. We haven't had our oats yet.

Indie developer Clever Endeavour has confirmed that their party platformer Ultimate Chicken Horse will be coming to Xbox One in 2016. The game flips between strategic level building and hardcore platforming, with multiplayer mode allowing one playeer to place blocks, traps and hazards on the...

News: The Behemoth's Pit People Gets First Trailer

The Behemoth's Pit People Gets First Trailer

Game 4 no more

The Behemoth's Game Formerly Known As Game 4, Pit People, is getting closer to launch on Xbox One and to celebrate, the company have released the first trailer for the game. The game sees the hilarious narrator from BattleBlock Theater make a comeback as you rally your troops to survive a world filled with deadly vampires, sinister...

News: Microsoft Limits Xbox One Preview Program Access

Microsoft Limits Xbox One Preview Program Access

At long last

Microsoft has started limiting the number of people who can get into the Xbox One Preview Program, the company has confirmed. The Preview Program is designed to allow a select number of users to test new features and functionality - such as backwards compatibility and (soon) the new Xbox One UI - to ensure smooth sailing when they roll...

News: FIFA 16 Demo Lines Up For Xbox One Kickoff

FIFA 16 Demo Lines Up For Xbox One Kickoff

Here we go, here we go, here we go...

EA Sports has confirmed that this year's footballing battle is well and truly on, by announcing that a demo of FIFA 16 will land on Xbox One on September 8th. It should also be making it's way to Xbox 360 around the same time. Of course, a demo for the other competitor - Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 - is already...

News: Xbox One BBC iPlayer Update Finally Provides Live TV and Live Rewind

Xbox One BBC iPlayer Update Finally Provides Live TV and Live Rewind

No more waiting for repeats of Great British Bake Off

An update has been released for the Xbox One BBC iPlayer app in the UK which finally provides the ability to watch live TV from BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC News, BBC Parliament, ALBA, Welsh channel S4C, CBeebies, and CBBC. The iPlayer app has been available for Xbox One for a good...