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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...

News: Takashi Sensui Resigns as Head of Xbox Japan

Takashi Sensui Resigns as Head of Xbox Japan

Takahasi Minami appointed as new boss

Takashi Sensui, the General Manager of Xbox Japan, has resigned from his role after the Xbox One's well documented struggles in the region. Earlier today Japanese outlet Famitsu reported that Sensui, who was appointed to the division in 2006, would be stepping down. Takashi Sensui is not leaving Microsoft...

Weirdness: Get Back to Tokyo-to With This Awesome Jet Set Radio Future Soundtrack Mash Up

Get Back to Tokyo-to With This Awesome Jet Set Radio Future Soundtrack Mash Up

Blast from the past

We thought we'd publish a bit of something to perk you up on this fine (or not fine...depends on what the weather is like where you are, really) Wednesday, and it just so happens that this little beauty came flying our way. YouTube user 「|_◎G¡」 (no, we don't know either) has posted a very, very sweet mix of 31 different...

News: Deals With Gold Gives Borderlands Discounts

Deals With Gold Gives Borderlands Discounts

What's the dealio?

We're a shade late to the party with this one, so you'll have to cut us some slack (not for any reason other than that we're asking you to), but Microsoft has confirmed that Deals With Gold has been updated mid-week, and they're offering a nice Borderlands-themed set of discounts for Xbox 360 owners. On Xbox One, Worms...

Gamescom 2014: Xbox's Official Twitch Channel Compromised

Xbox's Official Twitch Channel Compromised

Xbox, PlayStation and ESL targeted at Gamescom

Last night, the official Twitch channels belonging to Xbox, PlayStation and eSports League were targeted and compromised. Past broadcasts were altered and new highlights were published with everything from offensively-worded descriptions (racist and homophobic slurs) to shots fired at other games...

News: Developers Ask for Xbox Early Access Program

Developers Ask for Xbox Early Access Program

Microsoft is all ears.

Over the last 12 months, "early access" schemes have become very popular. Originally implemented on Steam, games likes Rust and Day Z have gone on to sell millions of copies, despite the games being nowhere near finished yet. Now, developers are knocking on the doors of both Microsoft and Sony, requesting early access programs...

News: The Titanfall Update Is Coming "Soon"

The Titanfall Update Is Coming "Soon"

Respawn decides on the numbers

It seems like we finally get to see the much anticipated update of Titanfall that Respawn first introduced during E3. However it won't be in update number 3, as first reported, but will be update number 4 in the line. There is also some teasing footage from the update showing what parts of the update will actually look...

News: DLC and Updates for Titanfall

DLC and Updates for Titanfall

Your Titan is ready - standby for Xbox 360 DLC and major update

Remember how some days ago we posted news on the major update coming to Titanfall? The one including new game modes and Titan customisation options? We didn't have a date then, but it looks as if today's the day; Respawn and EA announced the news yesterday on the game's official...

News: Battlefield Hardline Beta Soon Also for Xbox

Battlefield Hardline Beta Soon Also for Xbox

The Hardline beta will arrive on Xbox, but not in the same form.

To avoid repeating mistakes of the Battlefield 4 release, it was decided that this year's newcomer to the Battlefield franchise - Battlefield Hardline - would be tested thoroughly by the public by releasing a beta version of the game. The beta went live during EA's briefing conference...

E3 2014: Want to Have a Look Inside the Xbox Booth at E3? We've Got You Covered!

Want to Have a Look Inside the Xbox Booth at E3? We've Got You Covered!

Check out these ultra-realistic screenshots

If you've been tuning into any live broadcasts from the E3 show floor, you've likely had a glimpse at the festivities taking place in and around the Xbox booth. While it's hard to get a sense of what it's like to be there in person without actually being there in person, Microsoft has released a group of...

News: More Than 45 New Apps Headed to Xbox One and Xbox 360

More Than 45 New Apps Headed to Xbox One and Xbox 360

We've got the list.

More than 45 new entertainment apps are currently in development and headed to the Xbox One and Xbox 360, it has been announced today. A host of long-awaited apps such as NHL GameCenter, HBO Go for Xbox One, NBA, and EPIX are on the list, depending on which territory you live in, and are due to launch at an unspecified point in...

News: MOBA announced by Crytek

MOBA announced by Crytek

Arena of Fate coming to PC and Consoles

Crytek, the studio that brought us Crysis and Ryse, is stepping a little outside of it's normal type of audience to make a MOBA called Arena of Fate. This new IP will have you fighting 5-on-5 battles as heroes from famous historical figure to fictional legends in a similar style to that of power houses like...