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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...

News: Microsoft Officially Cuts UK Xbox One Price

Microsoft Officially Cuts UK Xbox One Price

Called it

As we suggested it may do ten days ago, Microsoft has trimmed the price of the Xbox One console in the UK by £30. The new RRP for the non-Kinect system is £299.99, but Microsoft is taking the same approach as it did in the US, calling it a "retailer promotion" as opposed to an official cut. With that in mind, that's what the company...

On This Day: 12 Years Ago Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted Released for Xbox in North America

12 Years Ago Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted Released for Xbox in North America

Apparently gamers took the title's advice

One of the coolest things about our latest feature, On This Day, is that we aren't necessarily in control of what game we end up writing about -- it's dictated by the date. That means that sometimes our only option is to write about a game that wasn't all that popular or well received. Which brings us to Run...

On This Day: It's Been Exactly 11 Years Since R: Racing Evolution Released in PAL Territories

It's Been Exactly 11 Years Since R: Racing Evolution Released in PAL Territories

Ridge Racer...but not really

On this day 11 years ago — 2nd April, 2004 to be exact — R: Racing Evolution released for the original Xbox in PAL territories. Developed and published by Namco, this racing simulation was a spinoff of sorts in the Ridge Racer series. Unfortunately Namco's efforts to change things up weren't universally appreciated,...

News: Child Spends $4.5K in Microtransactions, Parent Wants to Sue Microsoft

Child Spends $4.5K in Microtransactions, Parent Wants to Sue Microsoft

A very expensive transfer...

An enraged parent is looking to start a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft in order to change their purchasing policy and receive compensation, after his son spent $4,500 in microtransactions on an unspecified version of EA's FIFA soccer franchise. Writing in a post on Medium, Jeremy Hillman - Director of Corporate...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Forty Six

Kicking back with Axelay, IDARB, Hand of Fate and more.

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...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - GameBlast Edition

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - GameBlast Edition

This weekend we get charitable, and you should join us!

It's time for a super special edition of WGAYPTW. That's right, since our staff is taking part in GameBlast 15 this weekend, we decided we'd focus on what games we'll be playing during our livestream sessions. Honestly, the words below are pretty much business as usual, but hey, there's a...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Forty Five

We fill our hearts with Zelda, Battlefield, and XCOM.

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...

News: DC Universe Online, Planetside 2 and H1Z1 Coming To Xbox?

DC Universe Online, Planetside 2 and H1Z1 Coming To Xbox?

Has Sony inadvertently done Xbox a favor?

Based on recent reports, it's possible that DC Universe Online, H1Z1 and even Planetside 2 could be coming to Xbox platforms. Yesterday, our friends over at Push Square reported that Sony had sold SOE (Sony Online Entertainment), one of its main internal development studios, to the investment company...

News: Condemed 3 Pitched To Indie Developers By Creator

Condemed 3 Pitched To Indie Developers By Creator

How would you like to be condemed?

An early hit for the Xbox 360 and an important title in terms of console exclusivity was Condemned: Criminal Origins. Released in 2005 by Sega and developed by Monolith Productions, the game showed what was under the Xbox 360's hood, but also filled the survival-horror niche on that console at a time when it was...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Forty Four

Three amigos set their sights on some familiar targets

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...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Forty Three

So hooked it's not even funnie

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...

Pure Retro: Pro Evolution Soccer 5 - The Master of The Leagues

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 - The Master of The Leagues

Better than the rest

Back in the day (I promise not to use that too much in our retro articles, but just let me have this one) things were very, very different to how they are now when it came to console football. Now, we have the yearly battle between EA's FIFA and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer franchises and that's pretty much your lot. Any new...

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

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Forty Two

When there's a drought, bring the retro games out

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...

Pure Retro: Did You Know That James Bond 007: Nightfire Had a Thrilling Multiplayer Mode?

Did You Know That James Bond 007: Nightfire Had a Thrilling Multiplayer Mode?

License to Kill

When the Xbox 360 was the latest and greatest console on the market, that meant the original Xbox was only last-gen, which didn’t make it all that old. But now that the Xbox One has ushered in a new generation, it finally makes sense to slap the retro label on those classic Xbox games. That’s where Pure Retro comes in. From here...