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News: Microsoft Slashes Xbox One Price in US for Holiday Season

Microsoft Slashes Xbox One Price in US for Holiday Season

Deal or no deal.

Microsoft has confirmed that it's slashing the price of the Xbox One console in the US from November 2nd, with the new price being effective through until January 3rd, 2015. The drop is a walloping $50, meaning that a Kinect-free system will set you back $350, with a Kinect-bundled system costing $450. The price cut also applies to...

Review: Defense Grid 2 (Xbox One)

Defense Grid 2 (Xbox One)

Build 'em up...knock 'em down.

It's been a few years since Defense Grid: The Awakening was released on the Xbox 360, garnering a wealth of positive reviews and offering an interesting and challenging strategy gaming experience. Five years on, Defense Grid 2 is available to download on Xbox One for $24.99/£19.99. That's a pretty steep price for a...

News: Get Some Early Treats (Or Tricks) In PvZ: Garden Warfare This Week

Get Some Early Treats (Or Tricks) In PvZ: Garden Warfare This Week

Spooky packs of ghoulishly great cards

Up until the 31st of October, players of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare can snag themselves a free pack of special Halloween themed cards each day in the form of Trick or Treat packs. Simply log in each day and collect your pack. So far, we've seen Vampire Zombie, Franken-Shroom and Coffin Zombies come...

News: Eastasiasoft Confirms Lost Sea for Xbox One Release in 2015

Eastasiasoft Confirms Lost Sea for Xbox One Release in 2015

Paradise found

Hong Kong-based developer and publisher Eastasiasoft has confirmed that they'll be bringing their new strategy game Lost Sea to Xbox One in 2015. Pitched as a "B-movie strategy-action game set inside a procedurally generated Bermuda Triangle", the game will be released some point next year. The game's designer, Aidan Price, said...

News: HaloFest 2014 Details Confirmed

HaloFest 2014 Details Confirmed

"A Celebration Fit for a Spartan"

Spartans, this is a call to action! HaloFest is back! Running between the 8th and 11th of November, the event will see a whole bunch of Halo-related activity going on, so let’s have a peek at what's in store. As the 11th quickly approaches and we all salivate, details regarding everything Halo are like Halloween...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty Three

What time it is? WGAYPTW time!

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...

News: Codemasters Officially Announces Toybox Turbos for Xbox 360

Codemasters Officially Announces Toybox Turbos for Xbox 360

The machines are going micro

Were you a fan of those frantically-fun Micro Machines games from the '90s? If so, you're going to love this news. Codemasters — who developed the Micro Machines games two decades ago — today announced Toybox Turbos, a table-top racer that will be speeding onto the Xbox 360 Games Store soon. No release date has been...

Review: Skylanders: Trap Team (Xbox One)

Skylanders: Trap Team (Xbox One)

Fool us once...

To say that we were sceptical about the latest Skylanders title, Trap Team, would be an understatement. Having not had a great deal of experience with the series, but having seen the shelves upon shelves of toys for sale at seemingly ludicrous prices in every supermarket and specialist store for the last couple of years, we thought...

News: Developer Confirms Outlast 2 is in the Works

Developer Confirms Outlast 2 is in the Works

More scares

The developer of the ultra-scary Outlast, Red Barrels, has confirmed that a sequel to the game is in development. Formats have yet to be confirmed, but we'd imagine that the same route as the first game would be taken, with a release on PC, followed by a console release. Red Barrels co-founder Phillipe Morin confirmed in an interview...

News: Slender: The Arrival Heading to Xbox One

Slender: The Arrival Heading to Xbox One

Watch your back, the Slender Man's a 'coming.

The ratings team that covers a large portion of European releases - PEGI - has rated Majesco's Xbox 360 scare-'em-up Slender: The Arrival for release on Xbox One, it has been revealed. The news - outed by the always-intrepid Lifelower - comes as a bit of a surprise and appears to be right out of the...

Poll: Do You Prefer Linear or Open World Games?

Do You Prefer Linear or Open World Games?

Open for discussion

In a recent interview with OXM, Far Cry 4’s creative director Alex Hutchinson had some interesting things to say about the future of linear games. In summary, he believes that games with a linear campaign are “really going to suffer in the modern marketplace.” Hutchinson also said: "They're already super high-quality,...

Review: The Evil Within (Xbox One)

The Evil Within (Xbox One)

Survival horror revival

The Evil Within is the best Resident Evil 4 imitation to date, and in no way is that a bad thing. The similarities are nearly endless — zombie-like creatures, chainsaw-wielding maniacs — but the most common thread is that both games are created by survival horror mastermind, Shinji Mikami. With the bar raised so high, you...

News: Titanfall: Update 8 Breakdown

Titanfall: Update 8 Breakdown

It ain't over until Respawn says its over!

Titanfall shocked and amazed Xbox Owners when it first hit the scene nearly a year ago. Shooter fans had rarely seen something as fast-paced and awe-inspiring as running across a wall to board a hundred and fifty foot tall robot that they’d just then called to drop from orbit. Since then, we’ve seen...

News: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Get A New Xbox 360 Port?

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Get A New Xbox 360 Port?

Surely not!

Those eagle-eyed folks over at Xbox Achievements have uncovered something a little bit interesting, it seems. Today, they've published a new list of Xbox 360 achievements for the aging Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which sees its 10th anniversary looming large this month. "But, wait!" we hear you cry. "The game was already out on Xbox...

News: KOEI Tecmo Confirms Bladestorm: Nightmare for Xbox One

KOEI Tecmo Confirms Bladestorm: Nightmare for Xbox One

Not a moment too soon

A while ago, we reported that KOEI Tecmo was working on a new game that was scheduled to be the follow up to the underrated Xbox 360 action strategy title Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War. There was no confirmation of platforms, however. Today though, KOEI Tecmo has confirmed that the game is headed to Xbox One under the...

Review: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (Xbox One)

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (Xbox One)

Welcome to 221b Baker Street

There hasn't been that much written about Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments - in fact, so little has been said that one could almost end up thinking that the developers really wanted it to fly under the radar. Which is a shame...no, really. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments takes place in the gritty,...