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News: Chinese Xbox One Consoles and Games Will Be Region Locked

Chinese Xbox One Consoles and Games Will Be Region Locked

Lockdown.

Xbox One goes on sale in China on September 23rd, and while a bunch of new Chinese-developed titles have been rumoured (and shown, like Neverwinter was), you're fresh out of luck if you're thinking of importing any of them. Why? Well, even though the Xbox One is generally regarded as being region-free, titles released in China will be...

News: Clarified: No Xbox Live Gold Required For EA Access

Clarified: No Xbox Live Gold Required For EA Access

A fairer deal?

Electronic Arts has now confirmed that their upcoming EA Access service will not require a subscription to Xbox Live Gold in order to download and play titles offered as part of the program. The news comes in a official statement sent to IGN, clarifying that users can play EA Access titles without Xbox Live Gold, but access to...

Weirdness: New Xbox Ad Spot Marries Xbox One With Rocky

New Xbox Ad Spot Marries Xbox One With Rocky

There ain't no can't, Rock.

We're not sure if it'll go as a TV ad, or as an online-only sort of thing, but a new 30-second advert released by Microsoft this morning makes an unlikely match. In the blue corner, you've got clips from Assassin's Creed: Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Sunset Overdrive. In the red corner, you've got Sylvester...

News: French Retailer Lists White Xbox One Bundle

French Retailer Lists White Xbox One Bundle

Could be en route

French retailer Micromania may have let the cat out of the bag regarding a new bundle featuring Sunset Overdrive and a white Xbox One console. The company listed an item by the name of "Pack Xbox One Blanche + Sunset Overdrive Exclu Micromania" which was set to retail for 399.99 EUR, but then removed it shortly after. It begs the...

News: Mega Bloks Announces Assassin's Creed Collectors Series

Mega Bloks Announces Assassin's Creed Collectors Series

Stay your blade from the Blok of the innocent!

Mega Brands, formerly known as Mega Bloks, have announced that they have partnered with Ubisoft to produce a brand new line of construction set toys based on the critically-acclaimed Assassin’s Creed franchise. The announcement came during the New York Toy Fair, quickly followed by a post on the Mega...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty One

Weekdays? We're so oooover those!

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: More Xbox Live Issues Rear Their Heads

More Xbox Live Issues Rear Their Heads

Xbox 360 goes dark

While the connectivity issues Microsoft's been having lately seem to have been solved for Xbox One users (knock on wood), the problems only seem to be growing for the Xbox 360. Today, reports of Xbox 360 gamers not even being able to boot up their games and applications are streaming in. Instead of their games loading, all they...

News: Killer Instinct Will Be Hitting Retail Shelves This Fall

Killer Instinct Will Be Hitting Retail Shelves This Fall

Season One characters & TJ Combo included

Earlier today, Xbox Wire announced that Killer Instinct will soon be getting a physical release. On September 23rd, Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack will be available at retail for $19.99. The pack is said to contain all of the fighters from Season 1 (Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid,...

Reminder: It's Your Last Chance to Download July's Games With Gold Offerings

It's Your Last Chance to Download July's Games With Gold Offerings

We shouldn't have to remind you to download free games, but...

It’s the last day of July, which means it’s the last day that Xbox One Gold Subscribers can download Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and, more importantly, the superb platform-brawler Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition. If you have yet to download either of these games, we...

News: Codemasters Announces F1 2014 for Xbox 360

Codemasters Announces F1 2014 for Xbox 360

Next-gen F1 title coming in 2015

Codemasters has finally confirmed that their next title in the F1 series, F1 2014, is heading to the Xbox 360 on October 17th. The title was expected to be announced for next-gen platforms only, but it seems that Codemasters have gone the exact opposite way, deciding to announce that the title is most definitely for...

News: Deep Silver Buys Homefront

Deep Silver Buys Homefront

To be continued by fresh UK studio

This article has been updated since first posted. As a result of Crytek's crippling financial situation, Koch Media has stepped in and bought the Homefront ip and all related assets. Crytek UK has been working on Homefront: the Revolution which was reportedly haltered and significantly slowed by the company's...

News: MMO Neverwinter Heading to Xbox One... with a Catch

MMO Neverwinter Heading to Xbox One... with a Catch

Free-to-play MMO will be exclusive launch title for China

The PC version of Neverwinter has been out for little over a year and has received some very positive reviews since launch. Now it's been revealed that the game is being ported to Xbox One to become an exclusive release title for the Xbox One launch in China later this year. Yes, it has so...

News: Xbox One Available for Pre-Order in China

Xbox One Available for Pre-Order in China

First console in China for 14 years

This article has been updated since first posted. Since 2000, mainland China has seen no new consoles on its markets due to the ban the government placed on video game consoles. The ban was introduced due to concerns about the negative impact video games were said to have on the younger generations and on mental...

News: EA Announces New Subscription Service That's Exclusive to Xbox One

EA Announces New Subscription Service That's Exclusive to Xbox One

EA's version of Games With Gold?

EA has revealed EA Access, a subscription-based service exclusively for Xbox One that will grant players access to a collection of EA titles in "The Vault." Announced via EA's official blog, EA Access will cost £3.99 per month or £19.99 for a year's membership, and it will allow subscribers to play Battlefield 4,...

News: Shadow Warrior Reboot Dated For Xbox One

Shadow Warrior Reboot Dated For Xbox One

Guess which month?

Devolver Digital has announced that their reboot of the classic 1997 FPS Shadow Warrior is all but complete, and will be released in - you guessed it - September. The game is "bold new vision" of the original title, which has been "reimagined with a blend of modern design and inventive combat mechanics." Mixing up traditional FPS...

News: P90X Heads to Xbox Fitness

P90X Heads to Xbox Fitness

Custom workouts finally reach Xbox One

Microsoft has confirmed that Tony Horton's popular P90X fitness series is headed to Xbox Fitness. The software already provides access to two P90X workouts, but the new package is entitled P90X for Xbox Fitness and features five all-new custom workouts mixed up over a 30-day extreme program. The package is...

Talking Point: Has Games With Gold Turned You Onto a Game or Genre You Wouldn't Have Played Otherwise?

Has Games With Gold Turned You Onto a Game or Genre You Wouldn't Have Played Otherwise?

Weighing in on the power of free games

Ever since Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition was added to Games With Gold on Xbox One a few weeks ago, we’ve been entertained by the countless number of praise-filled comments left throughout the internet by gamers enamored with their free download. Considering we awarded the game a 9 when we...

News: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Will Be Rocketing Onto Pinball FX2 This Week

The Guardians Of The Galaxy Will Be Rocketing Onto Pinball FX2 This Week

What a Marvel-ous surprise!

Pinball FX2 is set to launch on Xbox One this Thursday, and it looks as if a brand-spankin' new table based on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will be releasing along with it. Coming to both Xbox One and Xbox 360, the table will pit the ragtag Guardians of the Galaxy against Yondu and the Ravagers, Nebula, and Ronan the...