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News: Crackdown 3 On The Cards for Xbox One?

Crackdown 3 On The Cards for Xbox One?

Phil Spencer drops the hint.

There's no official confirmation as yet, but it seems that a third title in the Crackdown series may well be on the way. A graphic used at Microsoft's Xbox Reveal event in May featured an Agility Orb from the game, but nothing has been mentioned about it since. In speaking to IGN though, Microsoft's Phil Spencer seems...

News: Xbox One Game Sharing May Not Have Been As Great As We All Thought

Xbox One Game Sharing May Not Have Been As Great As We All Thought

"Disgruntled Employee" spills the beans.

When Microsoft reversed their plans to use restrictive DRM in the Xbox One, we all thought that the much celebrated "Family Policy" would be stripped from the device as a result. That policy related to sharing your game library with members of your "family." You could nominate up to 10 people - from anywhere...

News: Xbox Live Gold Free Games Detailed

Xbox Live Gold Free Games Detailed

Halo 3, Assassin's Creed 2 kick things off.

As we reported during E3, Microsoft is introducing a new offer where Xbox Live Gold members get access to two free retail games per month. The company has confirmed a few more details this morning, stating that the games will go live on the 1st and 16th of each month. Currently, Fable 3 is free as a bit...

News: Retailers Rejoice as Microsoft Reverses Policies

Retailers Rejoice as Microsoft Reverses Policies

We're as surprised as you are.

Retailers have been rejoicing since Microsoft decided to pretty much scrap scrap all DRM requirements from their upcoming Xbox One console. What a surprise, given that outside of gamers' homes, they will be the main beneficiaries of the policy changes. In case you're not up to speed, profit margins on games that are...

Talking Point: Kinect Isn't Going Anywhere

Kinect Isn't Going Anywhere

Should it?

Microsoft have recently ditched their plans to enforce DRM on Xbox One titles, have removed the requirement for the console to connect to the internet every 24 hours, and have made the Xbox One a region-free device. All good work. But still, gamers are complaining. They think that Kinect for Xbox One is always watching you (even though...

News: Microsoft Removes DRM and Internet Check-Ins from Xbox One - CONFIRMED

Microsoft Removes DRM and Internet Check-Ins from Xbox One - CONFIRMED

Xbox One is now REGION FREE, too!

Following on from our previous story, Microsoft have confirmed via press release that they will be removing DRM, internet requirements, and region checking from the Xbox One. The release, from Don Mattrick, states that the company has listened to user feedback, and has taken the following decisions:- 1) After a...

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...