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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: 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...

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...

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...