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Review: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Xbox One)

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition (Xbox One)

To Infinity...and beyond?

Everyone in the world has heard of Disney Infinity by now. Well, at least those of us with children certainly have! The Disney take on the formula started by the Skylanders has always had a different slant, with much more emphasis being placed on community-created content. The Toy Box mode allows whole games and worlds to...

Review: The Deer God (Xbox One)

The Deer God (Xbox One)

Not Deer Good

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014, The Deer God has finally hit Xbox One this month as a free title under the Games With Gold banner. It's the tale of a hunter who is killed in a hunting accident, only to be given a chance to atone for his sins and experience the pain he has brought to other animals by being...

Review: Super Toy Cars (Xbox One)

Super Toy Cars (Xbox One)

Micro amounts of fun

When it comes to arcade racing, few can argue that the likes of the classic Micro Machines titles from the 90s or even the likes of Mashed from the 00s are right up there in the list of brilliantly fun experiences, especially when it comes to gathering a couple of players around the console for a few rounds. Super Toy Cars is...

News: Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Heading to Xbox One Backward Compatibility List

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Heading to Xbox One Backward Compatibility List

We just don't know when

The popular pixel-art styled Xbox 360 side-scroller Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is coming to Xbox One via the system's Backward Compatibility feature, it has been confirmed. 5pb's title hasn't picked up the most votes on the Xbox User Voice platform (just 371 at the time of writing) but it seems that persistence has paid...

News: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 Preorders to Come With Cuphead, Mugman and Sunset Overdrive Heads

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 Preorders to Come With Cuphead, Mugman and Sunset Overdrive Heads

Well, that's one way to try to sell it

Players who preorder Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 digitally on Xbox One will get access to three exclusive bonuses, it has been revealed today. Those that take the plunge for the game - which has already been much maligned for its initial subpar visual performance and subsequent strange visual changes - will get...

News: Borderlands Now Backward Compatible for Preview Program Members on Xbox One

Borderlands Now Backward Compatible for Preview Program Members on Xbox One

Start with a trickle

It's hardly the deluge of information we were expecting regarding updates to the backward compatibility list, but Microsoft has confirmed that as of today, Xbox One owners in the Preview Program will be able to play the Xbox 360 edition of Borderlands via Backward Compatibility. Saves and add-ons will carry over (as long as...

News: Hold On To Your Titfer: Merchoid Is Making an Official Assassin's Creed Top Hat

Hold On To Your Titfer: Merchoid Is Making an Official Assassin's Creed Top Hat

We just wanted to use the word "titfer" really.

In one of the stranger official announcements to slide across our desks today, is the word that accessories and apparel manufacturer Merchoid will be releasing an officially licensed Assassin's Creed: Syndicate top hat. Yes, a top hat. The Victorian Top Hat (as is the official name) is based on the...

News: KING Art Games Launches Kickstarter to Complete Development of The Dwarves

KING Art Games Launches Kickstarter to Complete Development of The Dwarves

Expensive

When we first reported on tactical RPG The Dwarves back in July, everything looked to be going along swimmingly for the Xbox One version. The developer's previous titles - The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 and Battle Worlds: Kronos - were completed with the help of backers on Kickstarter, but it wasn't suggested that the same path would be...

News: Laserlife Points the Way to Xbox One Later This Year

Laserlife Points the Way to Xbox One Later This Year

Read between the lines

Independent developer Choice Provisions has confirmed that they'll release their sci-fi adventure Laserlife for Xbox One by the end of the year. Pitched as an exploration game, Laserlife will feature "high-concept science fiction themes focused on the idea that human life is much more than the sum of its physical parts."...

News: Vector Unit Confirms Riptide GP2 Sequel Coming to Xbox One Next Year

Vector Unit Confirms Riptide GP2 Sequel Coming to Xbox One Next Year

Developed for consoles first

Riptide GP2 developer Vector Unit have confirmed that they're working on a sequel to the game for Xbox One, which will be released in 2016. Riptide GP: Renegade differs from the original (which we reviewed here) in that rather being a mobile game that's being shuffled over to consoles later, it's being developed with...

News: Deadpool Repackage Set to Hit Xbox One in November

Deadpool Repackage Set to Hit Xbox One in November

Yeeeeeeah.

Activision have confirmed that following on from the apparent success of their middling Xbox One ports of Prototype and Prototype 2, they've decided to pull another Xbox 360 title out of the past and throw it firmly into the current day. This time around, the game is Deadpool. The title that EDGE magazine called "an indisputably poor...

News: Evolve Goes Free This Weekend for Xbox Live Gold Subscribers, Announces Discount for Next Week

Evolve Goes Free This Weekend for Xbox Live Gold Subscribers, Announces Discount for Next Week

Yay.

2k have announced a free-play weekend for the 4vs1 multiplayer title Evolve. From 12:01PM PDT on Friday, September 4th through to 11:59PM PDT on Monday, September 7th, you'll be able to download and play the game for free, in full. If you find that isn't long enough to play, the game will be getting a 50% discount as part of next week's Deals...

News: Elite Controller Gets Company as Razer and PowerA Announce New Premium Devices

Elite Controller Gets Company as Razer and PowerA Announce New Premium Devices

Total control

Microsoft's Xbox One Elite Controller is nearly upon us but peripheral manufacturers Razer and PowerA want you to hold off making that purchase just yet. Both companies have announced new controllers PowerA FUSION Pro Controller: PowerA's FUSION Pro Controller will set you back $79.99 when it launches on October 26th in the US and...

Out Today: Mad Max (Xbox One)

Mad Max (Xbox One)

Which to choose?

Avalanche Studios' long in development Mad Max is out today on Xbox One, but we do wonder if it's being a tad overshadowed by another big name release today. Judging from reviews however, this one seems a little all over the place. Perhaps proceed with caution here. In Their Words:

News: Hidden Savings to be Found as This Week's Deals With Gold Announced

Hidden Savings to be Found as This Week's Deals With Gold Announced

We've done the digging.

Microsoft have released details of this week's Deals With Gold but in a strange twist, they seem to have missed out quite a few savings from their official list. We can see cuts to a bunch of titles that aren't included in the official communication, so we'll list those separately for you at the bottom of this article. The...

Review: Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (Xbox One)

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (Xbox One)

A Tale of Two Snakes

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse comes to the Xbox One with a pedigree built up over its many years as a premium point-and-click adventure series. It had a slightly different development trajectory along the way when compared to other titles in the series and as a result, it seems a little confused at times as to what it...

News: Microsoft Announces UK Pricing for Xbox One Elite Edition Bundle and Lunar White Controller

Microsoft Announces UK Pricing for Xbox One Elite Edition Bundle and Lunar White Controller

Sterling style

Yesterday, we told you about Microsoft's new Xbox One Elite Edition Bundle, which comes with an Xbox One Elite Controller and a 1TB SSHD Hybrid drive. At the time, Microsoft had only announced US pricing, but details of the UK release have now been passed to us. The bundle will launch in the UK from November (no specific date has...

Out Today: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Xbox One)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Xbox One)

The Boss is Here

The wait is finally over. The latest stealth action instalment of Hideo Kojima's iconic franchise, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has been released on Xbox One today. In Their Words: The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has brought a new edge to the Cold War, and in 1984, a one-eyed man with a prosthetic arm appears in the...

Out Today: The Deer God (Xbox One)

The Deer God (Xbox One)

Hang on for deer life!

The Deer God brings an intriguing mix of religion and platforming to Xbox One today. If you're an Xbox Live Gold Subscriber you will be able to download the game for free throughout the month of September as part of Games With Gold. In Their Words: The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge...