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News: Microsoft to REVERSE DRM policies, make Xbox One region free?

Microsoft to REVERSE DRM policies, make Xbox One region free?

Looks likely.

UPDATE: Now confirmed...click for full story. We're waiting on official confirmation, but Patrick Klepek over at the always-excellent Giant Bomb is reporting that "multiple sources" have informed him that the company is about to pull a complete reversal of their DRM policies with the Xbox One. Of course, the policies are the main...

News: Yes, You Can Plug Your Xbox 360 Into Your Xbox One

Yes, You Can Plug Your Xbox 360 Into Your Xbox One

Well we guess that makes it SORT OF backwards compatible, right? No? Ok.

In an interview with Reddit Games, Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has confirmed that the Xbox One's HDMI input will allow you to plug all sorts of devices into it. Including the Xbox 360. In the interview, it was mentioned that you could plug a Windows PC in too, and as the port is...

News: Xbox One: Banned Users Will Not Lose Access to Games

Xbox One: Banned Users Will Not Lose Access to Games

Major Nelson clears it up.

Following on from Xbox Support's rather irresponsible trigger-finger tweet last week that seemed to confirm that if a user was banned from Xbox Live for any reason on the Xbox One, they would also lose access to their entire game library, Major Nelson has been trying to put gamers' minds at ease. The Major confirmed in an...

News: Xbox One Family Policy Clarified...Sort Of

Xbox One Family Policy Clarified...Sort Of

Share your game library with any ten people!

It seems like a bit of a strange policy - but hey, which of Microsoft's Xbox One policies are normal, right? - but Microsoft have confirmed that the ability to share your game library with up to ten people in your household, actually extends to...well...anyone! The official press release sent out last...

News: PS4 Trouncing Xbox One in Amazon Versus Poll

PS4 Trouncing Xbox One in Amazon Versus Poll

No contest.

Online retail giant Amazon.com have decided to put next generation console battle to the vote via their Amazon Versus platform on Facebook. The question is simply: "Which is your console of choice?" Needless to say, it has not gone well so far for Microsoft. At the time of writing, the Xbox One has garnered a pathetic 996 votes,...

E3 2013: Earth Defense Force Is Still Crazy

Earth Defense Force Is Still Crazy

But now a little more capable.

The original Xbox 360 edition of Earth Defense Force 2017 was technically passable, but generally much more fun that it really had any right to be. Blasting through insect enemies was never more enjoyable, and D3 Publisher and Sandlot are bringing another title in the series to Xbox 360. Earth Defense Force 2025 is...

E3 2013: South Park is Not Dead

South Park is Not Dead

Ubisoft to the rescue.

When THQ went belly-up last year, a fair few titles died and went to videogame heaven. One of the ones we were hoping had survived was Obsidian's take on the South Park universe - which looked pretty darned sharp. After having heard nothing about it for months, the game suddenly popped up at Ubisoft's presser, confirming that...

E3 2013: Ninja Gaiden Z Screenshotted To Death

Ninja Gaiden Z Screenshotted To Death

Shiny trailer, too.

One of the games that seems to be successfully slipping under the radar at E3 2013, is Tecmo Koei's Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. That's probably due to the fact that it isn't hitting next-generation consoles and everyone is looking in that direction, but in order to drum up some interest, Tecmo have released a massive batch of...

E3 2013: Dead Rising 3 Will Have You Squirming In Your Seat

Dead Rising 3 Will Have You Squirming In Your Seat

It listens, too...

We saw the announcement of Dead Rising 3 for Xbox One during Microsoft's E3 press conference and while most were taken by the new vehicular transportation/killing machine options, a few seem to be underestimating just how good this title could be. That's fair enough, given that the proof is - as always - in the pudding, but Capcom...

E3 2013: Yes, Diablo III is Still Coming to Xbox 360

Yes, Diablo III is Still Coming to Xbox 360

But not Xbox One.

One of the big titles shown at Sony's original PlayStation 4 reveal a few months ago was Blizzard's Diablo III. At the time, given the hoo-hah made by Sony about it, we assumed that it would only be headed to the PS4, but that isn't the case. However, that doesn't mean that the Xbox One is getting to see a version of the game...

News: Nordic Confirms Deadfall Adventures for September

Nordic Confirms Deadfall Adventures for September

FPS, Puzzler, Co-op Survival title all in one.

Nordic Games Publishing has confirmed that their upcoming title Deadfall Adventures will launch on Xbox 360 on September 27th this year. Deadfall Adventures claims to be a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, featuring a single player campaign with its roots set firmly in the FPS genre - albeit with puzzling...

News: Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy XIII-2 Complete Pack via Xbox Live

Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy XIII-2 Complete Pack via Xbox Live

Cheap, cheap!

Square Enix have today released a big old bundle of Final Fantasy XIII-2 goodness via Xbox Live. The game itself is available for £14.99 (€19.99), and the waves of DLC packs that are available for the game have almost all been discounted to half price. This is a permanent reduction, we're told. As if that wasn't enough, the...

E3 2013: Kingdom Hearts III is Coming To Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts III is Coming To Xbox One

Surprise, surprise!

During Sony's E3 2013 Press Conference, a trailer for a new entry in the Kingdom Hearts series was shown off. Kingdom Hearts III features the return of a more mature Sora as the lead character, and is being released on a non-Sony home console for the very first time. After Sony's conference, we didn't think this would be the...

E3 2013: Open World Mad Max Title Takes Aim at 360, One

Open World Mad Max Title Takes Aim at 360, One

And they say people don't believe in heroes any more.

We all saw the trailer for Mad Max during the Microsoft press conference, but not a great deal of information was contained within said trailer. Fortunately, Warner Bros. have dropped a little more knowledge on us this afternoon. The game is a strictly single-player open world title which takes...

E3 2013: Wolfenstein Confirmed for Xbox One

Wolfenstein Confirmed for Xbox One

Right on cue.

Bethesda has confirmed that the next entry in the legendary Wolfenstein series will be coming to Xbox One in 2014. Wolfenstein: The New Order is already on the cards for a 2013 release on Xbox 360, and features American war hero B.J. Blazkowicz, a man tasked with defeating the odds and taking on the Nazi regime. The game is in...

E3 2013: Mattrick Digs A Hole

Mattrick Digs A Hole

Gamers without internet can buy an Xbox 360 and like it, apparently.

As if things couldn't get any worse for Microsoft and the Xbox One at this year's E3, Microsoft's usually fair and reliable Don Mattrick has been taking questions from the folks at GameTrailers. In response to questions about why the company is taking the online route with the...

Editor's Opinion: Fighting Reality

Fighting Reality

How to lose an unwinnable war.

The preparation leading up to this battle was almost perfect. An industry-leading console that dominated the US and UK markets. An online service that people were willing to pay a significant amount of money for each year. An enviable lineup of independent developers making games for the console, and pricing those...

E3 2013: Ryse: Son of Rome Brings the Fight on Xbox One

Ryse: Son of Rome Brings the Fight on Xbox One

'Rysing' to the occasion in November

Crytek's bloody hack-and-slash action title, Ryse: Son of Rome will be gracing the Xbox One on launch day in November, as confirmed during Microsoft's E3 event yesterday. The demo showed the frantic, brutal nature of the game as players took control of Roman general, Marius Titus, tasked on taking over a...

News: Killer Instinct is Free-to-Play on Xbox One

Killer Instinct is Free-to-Play on Xbox One

Comes with one character.

One of the more impressive announcements at the Microsoft E3 Press Conference yesterday, revolved around the return of Killer Instinct for Xbox One. Today, it has emerged that the title will actually be free-to-play, with users getting access to Jago as their only character from the outset. Other characters will be...

E3 2013: Sony Unveils PS4 Design

Sony Unveils PS4 Design

Seeing double?

At their E3 2013 press conference, Sony marked their entry into the next generation by unveiling the PlayStation 4 hardware design. Initial comments on the social networks suggest that it looks a tad like the Xbox One design that people don't appear to be particularly fond of. Others have rushed to the system's defence. A sort of...

E3 2013: Minecraft is Coming to Xbox One

Minecraft is Coming to Xbox One

Dig, dig, dig.

The global sensation that is Minecraft is coming to Xbox One, it was revealed earlier today. The game, which is still topping Xbox Live download charts and has recently seen a retail release, will apparently not be present at the console's launch in November, but will follow early in 2014, we're told. Not much more information was...

E3 2013: Powerstar Golf for Xbox One Revealed

Powerstar Golf for Xbox One Revealed

Zoe Mode lines up the shot.

Another title that missed the cut (sorry) from the Microsoft conference at E3 2013, was Powerstar Golf, which is in development with Zoe Mode (the crew behind the fun Xbox Live Arcade Kinect title Haunt) and is due for release on Xbox One before Christmas. It looks a little closer to Hot Shots Golf than Tiger Woods PGA...