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News: Microsoft Takes Swing At Sony With New Backwards Compatibility Advert, Hits Nothing But Air

Microsoft Takes Swing At Sony With New Backwards Compatibility Advert, Hits Nothing But Air

Poor execution from the big fella

Well, it seems that Microsoft have decided to start bellowing about Xbox 360 backward compatibility on Xbox One in a big way (as you'd expect) and their latest move is to create a video that it would be generous to call a parody of one by their main competitor. Back in the bad old days, Sony scored some major...

News: NPD: Xbox One is Best Selling Console in US in October, While Halo 5 Tops Software Chart

NPD: Xbox One is Best Selling Console in US in October, While Halo 5 Tops Software Chart

Shot to the top

October's NPD figures are in, and they show that for the first time in quite a while, the Xbox One was the best selling console platform in the US. Hardware sales across all platforms in general were up 3% year-on-year, while reports suggest that Xbox One sold through 303,000 units to the PlayStation 4's 275,000. Halo 5: Guardians...

News: Could Rocket League Be Coming to Xbox One?

Could Rocket League Be Coming to Xbox One?

We'd be surprised if it didn't...

There's no doubt that Rocket League on PlayStation 4 has been one of the runaway successes of the last 12 months, drawing in millions of players with its unique blend of football, acrobatics, and stunt cars. We love a bit of Rocket League ourselves here at pX Towers, but we're often asked if the game will ever come...

Feature: 5 Tips For Getting Started In Fallout 4

5 Tips For Getting Started In Fallout 4

Make life easier in the Wasteland!

It goes without saying that the wasteland of Fallout 4 is a treacherous and dangerous place to live. The first few hours of gameplay and decisions you make will define how easy or difficult it is to survive once you leave Vault 111. So, before you head out to discover every secret and destroy every ghoul, raider...

News: Jon Hare Aims to Bring Sensible Soccer's Spiritual Successor Sociable Soccer to Xbox One

Jon Hare Aims to Bring Sensible Soccer's Spiritual Successor Sociable Soccer to Xbox One

That's a lot of words beginning with the letter 's'

Jon Hare - the legendary developer behind Microprose Soccer, Sensible Soccer, and Sensible World of Soccer - is aiming to bring the spiritual successor to those titles to Xbox One. With the Sensible Soccer name under lock and key with Codemasters, Hare has decided to branch out and kick off a new...

News: Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Interactive With Twitch Chat Features

Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Interactive With Twitch Chat Features

Interesting concepts

One thing that hasn't been mentioned about Rise of the Tomb Raider very much, is the ability for viewers to interact with the game via Twitch, should someone be streaming it. Two main features exist, in the form of Expedition Card Votes and Viewer Rewards. If you're streaming the game via the Twitch Xbox One app and have the...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Rakes In Over Half a Billion Dollars In Just Three Days

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Rakes In Over Half a Billion Dollars In Just Three Days

Are you surprised?

Activision is calling Call of Duty: Black Ops III the "biggest entertainment launch of the year," beating out all other mediums including major blockbuster films like Jurassic World. In its opening weekend, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 earned $550 million worldwide with digital sales nearly doubling those of last year's game, Call...

News: Microsoft Hints at Something Special For Preview Program Members

Microsoft Hints at Something Special For Preview Program Members

What could it be?

Microsoft are in the midst of one of the biggest weeks in their history as a console platform holder. The big (semi) exclusive release of Rise of the Tomb Raider, third party behemoths such as Fallout 4 and the exclusive early preview of Star Wars Battlefront head up an impressive week. There is also more to come with the launch of...

News: 505 Games Bringing Free-to-Play Gems of War to Xbox One Soon

505 Games Bringing Free-to-Play Gems of War to Xbox One Soon

From the makers of Puzzle Quest

The creators of the enjoyable Puzzle Quest series of games are heading back to Xbox platforms to release their new title Gems of War on Xbox One via 505 Games. The intrepid achievement hunters over at Xbox Achievements have noted that the game has suddenly cropped up on their lists, suggesting that it'll be released...

News: EnjoyUp Announces 3-in-1 Game Pack Coming to Xbox One in 2016

EnjoyUp Announces 3-in-1 Game Pack Coming to Xbox One in 2016

Thrice the fun

Indie developer EnjoyUp Games has confirmed that they'll be bringing a trifecta of titles to Xbox One for one low price in 2016, under the banner of Enjoy Up's 3 in 1. The $7.99 compilation will contain Abyss, 99Seconds and 99Moves, all of which were previously published on Wii U and Nintendo DS via the eShop. Our bestest buds over...

News: Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Gets Release Date and Mass Effect Mech

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Gets Release Date and Mass Effect Mech

So cool

PopCap have confirmed that they'll be releasing Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 on Xbox One in February 2016. We all knew about the game after E3 of course, but what we didn't know, was that it would include a Mass Effect-inspired mech. The Grass Effect Z7-Mech will be available in game when it launches, although it appears that it'll...

News: This Week's Deals With Gold Takes Players on a Screamride

This Week's Deals With Gold Takes Players on a Screamride

Buckle up!

This Week's Deals With Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 have been announced, and the combination rollercoaster/destruction simulator Screamride sees a big old 40% cut on both platforms. Lords of the Fallen and Never Alone are slashed too, along with EA Sports UFC (ahead of the announcement of EA Sports UFC 2, which is scheduled to occur...

News: Microsoft Sending Out Free 1-Month EA Access Codes to Select Users

Microsoft Sending Out Free 1-Month EA Access Codes to Select Users

Well, that's nice of 'em!

Microsoft are sending out free 1-month EA Access subscription codes to select users, according to a few Reddit posters who have received messages from the Redmond giant this morning. The message that people are receiving, states: "To celebrate the greatest games line up in Xbox history, we are giving you a code for 1 month...

News: Sky TV Finally Coming to Xbox One Via New App

Sky TV Finally Coming to Xbox One Via New App

About time

Microsoft has confirmed to Pocket Lint that Sky TV (in the UK at least) will be coming to Xbox One via a new app called TV from Sky. Sky Go was available on Xbox 360 but no replacement for Xbox One had been announced until now, despite PlayStation 4 owners being able to access Sky via an app of their own. To use the service on Xbox One,...

News: First 104 Xbox 360 Titles to Support Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Announced

First 104 Xbox 360 Titles to Support Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Announced

104 announced with more to follow.

After months of anticipation, Microsoft have finally unveiled the list of the first batch of Xbox 360 games that will be playable on Xbox One when the the new dashboard update launches on November 12th. The full list of games comes to 104 in total, with a good mixture of retail games, arcade games and few higher...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Eighty

Doin' our duty

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...

Poll: Which Halo Campaign Is Your Favourite?

Which Halo Campaign Is Your Favourite?

Ready up and vote!

It's been a week and a half since Halo 5: Guardians landed on Xbox One. Considering the campaign only lasts about seven hours, we're going to assume those of you who own the game have wrapped up the story portion by now. That's what your comments on the site suggest, anyway. So with that in mind, we want to know which of the Halo...

News: Indie Horror Title Joe's Diner to Open Its Doors on Xbox One

Indie Horror Title Joe's Diner to Open Its Doors on Xbox One

Open All Hours

It has been announced via the German ratings authority USK, that indie survival horror title Joe's Diner will be heading to the Xbox One. First released on PC in March, Joe's Diner puts the player into the hard-working, beleaguered shoes of an employee of the aforementioned diner which was, rather inconveniently, built on the site of...

News: Pineview Drive Set to Bring More Horror to Xbox One

Pineview Drive Set to Bring More Horror to Xbox One

Keep the lights on

This news is coming via the German ratings authority USK, who have today certified the PC horror title Pineview Drive for an Xbox One release. As far as we're aware, the game hasn't been confirmed as coming to the platform until now, and there's very little information available regarding the port. As in, there isn't any...

News: Guitar Hero Live Rolls Out New Music, Provides Free On-Demand Access This Weekend

Guitar Hero Live Rolls Out New Music, Provides Free On-Demand Access This Weekend

Interesting proposition

Activision's somewhat successful revival of the Guitar Hero franchise is getting a further shot in the arm this week, as new music will be added to Guitar Hero Live's streaming GHTV service from today. Three new Premium Shows will be added. First up, the Pop Goes GHTV Premium Show adds "Chocolate" by The 1975, "Believer" by...