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News: Xbox One October System Update Detailed

Xbox One October System Update Detailed

All the stuff and more

Microsoft has confirmed the details of the preview version of the October Xbox One system update this morning, and there's a whole bunch of stuff set to be included. At this stage, the discussed features will roll out to participants in the preview program and some features may not make it into the final release, but here's...

News: FIFA 15 Demo Goes Live On Xbox One, Xbox 360

FIFA 15 Demo Goes Live On Xbox One, Xbox 360

Will arrive elsewhere at some point

Electronic Arts has released the demo for their upcoming extravaganza of football, FIFA 15, for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The demo is available to download now in all territories. Of course, if you're an EA Access subscriber, you'll be able to get your hands on a 6-hour early access trial of the Xbox One version of...

News: Assassin's Creed American Saga Triple-Pack To Set Sail in October

Assassin's Creed American Saga Triple-Pack To Set Sail in October

The American Saga is covered

Ubisoft has confirmed that a new triple-pack of titles from the Assassin's Creed series will be released in Europe on October 3rd. Dubbed Assassin's Creed Birth of a New World - The American Saga, the three pack will contain titles where the player witnesses the birth of modern America. So, you're getting Assassin's...

News: Batman Arkham Knight Due in June

Batman Arkham Knight Due in June

Kapow!

After being pushed out of the autumn 2014 release schedule, it seems that Warner Bros. have finally locked in a fixed release date for Batman: Arkham Knight. June 2nd is the date on the cards, which has surprised a lot of people, who believed that the game would launch much earlier in the year. We can only hope that the extra development...

News: Spencer: Alan Wake 2 Would Have To Be A Remedy Game

Spencer: Alan Wake 2 Would Have To Be A Remedy Game

Nobody does it better

Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer has taken to Twitter to respond to the recent rumours regarding a sequel to 2010's Alan Wake. The game, which was met with a mixed critical reception, sold more than 2 million copies. Developer Remedy Entertainment is currently working on Quantum Break of course, but creative director Sam Lake...

Mega Win Monday: Win The Golf Club for Xbox One

Win The Golf Club for Xbox One

A birdie in the hand

A while ago, we decided that we were going to switch our competitions from being Twitter-based to being hosted right here on the site. We re-introduced the contests as Mega Win Monday because...hey....everyone needs cheering up on a Monday. The plan was to give something away every Monday but then we hit upon a lull in releases...

News: The Sims 4 Sets Up Home At Top of UK Sales Chart

The Sims 4 Sets Up Home At Top of UK Sales Chart

Settling in

The Sims 4 has become the first PC-exclusive title to reach the top of the official UK All Formats Chart since Guild Wars 2 managed the feat back in August 2012. EA's new title - which has drawn fire from a number of sources thanks to a large number of features being removed that were available in the game's prequel - holds off...

News: Slender Arrives on Xbox 360 This Month

Slender Arrives on Xbox 360 This Month

Slenderman teleporting from PC to console

Looks like someone looked away and the Slenderman teleported — he's jumped from PC and is heading to our consoles. After its release for PC last year, it was announced that survival-horror, creep-fest Slender: The Arrival was planned and prepared for a console drop as well. Want a hug? The free prequel,...

News: Activision Offering Free Upgrades to Xbox One Version of Destiny for Xbox 360 Digital Purchasers

Activision Offering Free Upgrades to Xbox One Version of Destiny for Xbox 360 Digital Purchasers

Nice move

Activision has decided to offer a sweet deal for those who purchase Destiny on Xbox 360 via digital means this week. It'll be attractive to those who are thinking about upgrading to an Xbox One, but who haven't done so just yet. If you buy Destiny on Xbox 360 via the Xbox Games Store before January 15th, 2015, you'll be entitled to a free...

News: New Assassin’s Creed Rogue Trailer: "Assassin Hunter"

New Assassin’s Creed Rogue Trailer: "Assassin Hunter"

"I'll hunt them to the ends of the earth!"

A new gameplay trailer entitled Assassin Hunter has been released for Assassin's Creed Rogue. Narrated by the game's protagonist, Shay Corma, the trailer offers more insight into Shay's "kill all Assassins" mindset and the world the player will get to explore. In the trailer you also get a glimpse of...

News: Mortal Kombat X Gets Official Release Date, Pre-Order Exclusive

Mortal Kombat X Gets Official Release Date, Pre-Order Exclusive

Tearing out spines in 2015

Mortal Kombat X is uppercutting its way to Xbox One and Xbox 360 via Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios in 2015, and the companies have joined together to confirm the official worldwide release date. April 14th, 2015 is the day you'll be able to get your hands on the title, which will undoubtedly end up making some feel...

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

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

All over the place

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 gaming...

News: Xbox Parody 'Destiny Fragrance' Campaign in Adblock Workaround

Xbox Parody 'Destiny Fragrance' Campaign in Adblock Workaround

Advert blocked? Make a fake one!

Microsoft has launched a parody marketing campaign for Destiny to get around an apparent block on running adverts for the game. Launched by Xbox UK across its social media platforms, the spoof comes in the form a website promoting a bottle of "Destiny Fragrance" with the slogan "The new fragrance by Xbox". Upon...

News: FBI Joins Developer Online Harassment Initiative

FBI Joins Developer Online Harassment Initiative

Issue deeper than 'just' trolling

The FBI has joined forces with online bullying experts and the International Game Developers Association in a bid to help game developers deal with the ever volatile power keg of online harassment. Over the coming months, this new initiative will create a detailed resource that will outline protocols to deal with...

News: Skype for Xbox One Gets Updated

Skype for Xbox One Gets Updated

New features for a smoother experience

Microsoft has today released an update to Skype for Xbox One, bringing the app up to version 1.8. The new update allows you to view photos that have been sent from mobile devices during 1:1 or group chat. You can even view multiple images in slideshow format, if you wish. Some new improvements to Skype's Snap...

News: WayForward Working on New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title for Xbox 360

WayForward Working on New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title for Xbox 360

Due this year and looking sharp

WayForward Technologies are working on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title for Xbox 360, which will go by the name of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of The Ooze. The game will be a side-scrolling 2D brawler with platform elements, and will see Shredder, Tiger Claw and a new army of mutants threaten the...

News: EA Access: All The Facts And More

EA Access: All The Facts And More

The service in review

EA launched the beta version of their EA Access program for Xbox One a few weeks ago, and judging by some of the comments we’ve seen on various sites, not everyone is clear as to what it actually is! So, we thought that we’d break it down with a quick guide and give a potted opinion of the services after having used it for...

News: If You're In The US, You Can Buy An Xbox One and Get A Free Game Of Your Choice Next Week

If You're In The US, You Can Buy An Xbox One and Get A Free Game Of Your Choice Next Week

Great deal!

Microsoft has announced a promotion where, if you're in the US and you buy an Xbox One next week, you'll be able to select a free game up to the value of $59.99 next week. The deal applies to the Madden NFL 15 and Forza Motorsport 5 bundles too. So, you can pick up either one of those bundles, and then claim your free game on top of the...

News: Project CARS is Finally Coming Out This November

Project CARS is Finally Coming Out This November

Speeding ever closer to the finish line

The undeniably gorgeous racer from Slightly Mad Studios — Project Cars — is, at long last, speeding onto consoles on November 21st in the UK. The release date was confirmed from retailer GAME's Twitter account. Unfortunately, a North American date has NOT been confirmed by the retailer or by Namco Bandai...

Editor's Opinion: Recapturing the Magic By Ditching the Entitlement

Recapturing the Magic By Ditching the Entitlement

Innocence lost.

Right now, the state of the gaming industry is really getting me down, man. I’m not talking about feminism, misogyny, tropes, or journalistic integrity, either – although all the toxicity leaking out around those things isn’t helping. I have my opinions on those subjects, but even with the best intentions, I know I’ll trip...

News: Xbox Live Gold Members Can Play Forza Motorsport 5 FREE This Weekend

Xbox Live Gold Members Can Play Forza Motorsport 5 FREE This Weekend

Vrrrooom!

We're guessing this is an extension of the "free play day" rumour that was going around last month, but Microsoft has confirmed that all Xbox Live Gold members can play Forza Motorsport 5 for FREE this weekend. Between 12:01am PDT on Thursday, September 4th, and 11:59pm on Sunday, September 7th, you can download and play the game until...

News: Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Release Date Set

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Release Date Set

Coming soon!

Microsoft has confirmed that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on Xbox One this Friday, September 5th. If you own the Xbox 360 Edition already, you can upgrade for $4.99/£3.99/€4.99. If not, the game will cost you $19.99/£15.99/€19.99. Also, it has been confirmed that ALL pervious DLC has now been relicenced, so will...