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Retro: Microsoft Xbox - The Difference

Microsoft Xbox - The Difference

Blast from the past

Back in 2002, Microsoft released a promotional DVD to celebrate the launch of the original Xbox in the UK and Europe. Entitled Xbox - The Difference, the disc contained a whole stack of trailers, adverts, an interview with Peter Molyneux, and random music videos. A copy of it spun across our desk a couple of weeks ago in...

Feature: 10 Oddities That Found a Home on Xbox

10 Oddities That Found a Home on Xbox

The outer limits

Back in the first generation of Xbox gaming, the landscape was very different. The industry was sailing into uncharted territory on a course that was mapped by the first PlayStation's break into the mainstream. As such, publishers were scrambling for ideas, throwing as many of them against the wall as they could in the hope that...

News: GameBlast 16: Starts 5pm Today! Here's the Schedule

GameBlast 16: Starts 5pm Today! Here's the Schedule

It'll be a blast

As you may have read, we'll be running a long old marathon charity live stream in order to raise money for SpecialEffect, a great charity that assists disabled gamers to allow them to get back in the game. We'll be giving away over £2,500 worth of prizes, with multiple giveaways guaranteed every single hour! We're not listing the...

News: Get Excited for Xbox One's 2016 Lineup With This New Trailer

Get Excited for Xbox One's 2016 Lineup With This New Trailer

Just the beginning...

An explosive new trailer from team Xbox has just hit the web that highlights some of 2016's most anticipated games while also singing the praises of last years' heavy hitters. The trailer proudly proclaims that "Xbox One is the only system with every top ten best-selling console game and the biggest blockbusters of 2015",...

News: Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Still a Possibility But 'Very Challenging'

Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Still a Possibility But 'Very Challenging'

Don't rule it out entirely

An update on whether the Xbox One will be able to play original Xbox games has come from Microsoft today, noting that it is a "very challenging" process and to not expect this feature anytime soon. "We're not looking at original Xbox games on Xbox One yet," said Mike Ybarra, Xbox's main engineering boss on the latest The...

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: Warner: Possibilites for Future Batman Games Are Endless

Warner: Possibilites for Future Batman Games Are Endless

It's not over for the caped crusader

It has been revealed today that the Batman franchise may not be as over as we have been led to believe. While this year's epic showdown Batman: Arkham Knight signalled the end of Rocksteady Studio's Arkham story arc, publishers Warner Bros have stated that there is a limitless potential still left within the Dark...

News: Backwards Compatibility Could Be Extended to Include Original Xbox Games

Backwards Compatibility Could Be Extended to Include Original Xbox Games

Not a silly question. At ALL!

One of the criticisms that Microsoft has faced in droves since the announcement of Xbox One's Backwards Compatibility program is that they were not up front with gamers about keeping hold of their Xbox 360 games, causing many to trade in games when they upgraded their consoles. Now, Phil Spencer has come out to imply...

Feature: Ghost Recon - Remembering The Past, Preparing For The Future

Ghost Recon - Remembering The Past, Preparing For The Future

Andrew Stevens reflects on the Tom Clancy series

With the announcement of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands putting one of the industry's biggest names in tactical shooters back in the spotlight, our very own Andrew Stevens has decided to reflect on his time spent with the series over the years. Ready up, soldier – you've got reading to do. It...

On This Day: Can You Believe It Was 12 Years Ago Today That Enter the Matrix Hacked into Xbox?

Can You Believe It Was 12 Years Ago Today That Enter the Matrix Hacked into Xbox?

Whoa.

Back in 2003, May 14th to be exact, Enter the Matrix released for the original Xbox just in time for the theatrical debut of the second movie in the franchise, The Matrix Reloaded. With a whole bunch of hype surrounding the collaboration between the Wachowski's – creators of The Matrix – and the developer, Shiny Entertainment, Enter the...

On This Day: It's Been 13 Years Since the Burnout Series Crashed onto Xbox Consoles

It's Been 13 Years Since the Burnout Series Crashed onto Xbox Consoles

The start of something great

For this installment of On This Day, we're looking back on the original Burnout, which squealed onto the Xbox on April 30th, 2002 in North America. If you weren't already aware, Acclaim Entertainment was responsible for publishing the first two games in this series, before Electronic Arts took over. Criterion Games,...

News: Did You Know Gaming? Takes On the Original Xbox

Did You Know Gaming? Takes On the Original Xbox

Watch and learn

Those crazy kids at Did You Know Gaming? has taken a look at the original Xbox console, in an eight minute video that covers the conception of Microsoft's first entry into the console market. Whether you were a fan of the original Xbox and the beautiful "Duke" controller or not, you'll undoubtedly pick up a few tidbits of...

On This Day: Eleven Years Ago the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles First Appeared on Xbox

Eleven Years Ago the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles First Appeared on Xbox

Guess you could say they entered Dimension X

It was eleven years ago today that the world's most famous turtles made their debut on Microsoft's first video game console. Well, actually, the game – cleverly titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – released in North America in 2003, but it didn't release in Europe until 16th April, 2004. For the sake...

Feature: Remembering When Mortal Kombat First Wrapped Its Hands Around My Beating Heart

Remembering When Mortal Kombat First Wrapped Its Hands Around My Beating Heart

Dave Letcavage time travels back to the 1990s

Mortal Kombat is one of the most recognizable and prolific franchises in video game history. With over 20 games – including major entries and spin-offs – released over the past 23 years, there's a good chance that even the most casual gamers have had at least one encounter with this blood-soaked...