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YesterdaySat, 13th Aug 2022

  • Feature These Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (August 15-19)

    Step into this gruelling next-gen action-RPG

    Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for August 15th to 19th! Game Pass is looking very light so far, but in terms of new releases that aren't coming to Game Pass, we've got the likes of Thymesia, Way of the Hunter, Cursed to Golf, Madden NFL 23 and much more to look forward to over the next few days!...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
  • Hardware Review Turtle Beach React-R Xbox Controller - The Best 'Affordable' Option Out There?

    Turtle Beach with another W

    It was about this time last year that Turtle Beach came out with the Recon Xbox Controller, and despite its somewhat ugly appearance on the surface, we loved it so much that we're still using it consistently to this day. Hardware Review: Turtle Beach Recon Xbox Controller - Very Impress

    • Xbox
    • Controllers
    • Hardware Review
    • Turtle Beach
    • Features
  • News Sea Of Thieves & Everwild Dev Rare Hosts 'Special Guest' Phil Spencer

    What is he looking at?

    Rare has been quite busy over the past week with the launch of Sea of Thieves Season Seven, but that's not all it's been up to. It turns out the UK developer has also been busy entertaining the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. In a brief post via social media, the official Rare Twitter revealed how it had been hosting Phil for the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Phil Spencer
  • Pick One Which Is Your Favourite Saints Row Game To Date?

    It's "The Third", right?

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, with Saints Row The Third Remastered part of Free Play Days, along with the upcoming release of the Saints Row reboot, we thought we'd focus on this classic Xbox series. You may recall that we did

    • Xbox
    • Saints Row
    • Pick One
    • Features
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 13-14)

    Going back to school with Xbox Game Pass?

    Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking for things to keep you busy over the next few days, there have been a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass additions this week, three more Free Play Days are available right now, and there's another absolutely massive Xbox sale live at

    • Xbox
    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • What Are You Playing

Friday12th Aug 2022

  • News These 10+ Xbox 360 Classics Are Closing Their Servers This Year

    Maybe with more to come?

    Cast your mind back a little bit, and you might remember that Ubisoft announced a bunch of Xbox 360 games that would be shutting off their servers this year. Well, EA has also been quietly announcing the same thing recently too. The EA games that will be turning off their servers soon include a couple of Army of Two titles,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Server Closures
    • Command & Conquer
  • News Two EA Racers Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass Ultimate In October

    Along with a host of PC titles

    EA Play provides a pretty nice bonus for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, granting a whole extra library of games via the EA Vault. Sadly though, EA tends to rotate older games out of this library from time to time, and two Codemasters racers are next for the chopping block on Xbox. Thanks to a recent change to EA's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • EA Play
    • Dirt
    • Codemasters
  • News Here's Everything That Was Revealed At The THQ Nordic Showcase 2022

    Missed the event? Here's a recap

    Weren't able to catch THQ Nordic's 2022 digital showcase earlier today? No worries! You can always go back and watch the on-demand version for yourself above, and we've also detailed all the important reveals in this article. The following list is everything Xbox-related that was revealed during the stream: Alone...

    • Xbox
    • THQ Nordic
    • Events
    • Roundup
  • News Digital Foundry: What Remains Of Edith Finch 'Clearly Disappointing' On Xbox Series S

    But, will a patch fix things?

    Late last month, Annapurna Interactive surprised us with an out-of-the-blue next-gen port of What Remains of Edith Finch. This title is a brilliant narrative adventure that's definitely worth your time on Xbox Game Pass. However, if you're an Xbox Series S user, it might be worth waiting to try it out. The experts at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • What Remains Of Edith Finch
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Alone In The Dark Original Trilogy Is Being 'Re-Imagined' For Xbox Series X|S

    You're all alone, again

    After rumours began to swirl about a return earlier this week, we can confirm that Alone in the Dark is indeed coming back! This classic 90's horror franchise has been dormant for some time, with THQ Nordic now in the driving seat for its return. The publisher has announced the new title at its 2022 showcase, w

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Alone in the Dark
  • News The Devs Behind Burnout Are Creating An Ambitious New Racer For Xbox

    Say hello to "Wreckreation"

    We got your attention with that Burnout mention, right?! Say hello to Wreckreation, which is the latest game by Three Fields Entertainment — who you might know for the very Burnout-like Dangerous Driving racer from back in 2019, as well as the crazy golf game from 2016, Dangerous Golf. Wreckreation wants to be the...

    • Xbox
    • Wreckreation
    • Burnout
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Tower Of Fantasy Isn't Coming To Xbox Right Now, Despite Lots Of Fan Requests

    The highly-anticipated shared open-world MMORPG

    If you're a big fan of MMORPGs, then you may be aware of the game Tower of Fantasy, which just launched for the first time earlier this week on PC and mobile devices. But is it coming to Xbox? The answer for now is no. We've seen a lot of requests from Xbox fans for developer Perfect World to bring...

    • Xbox
    • Tower Of Fantasy
    • MMORPG
  • News Halo Infinite's Forge Mode Will Be A Game Changer, According To 343

    "We are so excited"

    Halo Infinite Forge footage continues to surface online, and in a recent compilation (highlighted by Halo trickshot specialist and YouTuber Mint Blitz), 343's head of creative, Joseph Staten has chimed in. Not to get you too excited but he claims the "actual launch of Forge" is going to be a "game changer" for Halo Infinite. And...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News AEW: Fight Forever Shows Off Weapons & Minigames In New Gameplay Trailer

    Yes, we did say minigames

    It's an exciting time for AEW at the moment, with the AEW: Fight Forever game being revealed earlier this month - coming to Xbox One, Series X and Series S - and now we've got some official, fresh gameplay to share courtesy of the THQ Nordic Showcase 2022 (we'll just pretend Xbox didn't leak it accidentally last week!)...

    • Xbox
    • AEW
    • AEW Fight Forever
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Teaser Emerges From Unlikely Source

    TikTok for you cool kids

    Most Call of Duty fans have stuck with the series for so long due to the game's vast suite of multiplayer modes. It's only natural then, that each year, multiplayer gameplay is what we're all eager to see. Ahead of the series' 'Call of Duty Next' reveal event next month, developer Infinity Ward has shown an initial glimpse...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
    • Infinity Ward
    • Activision
  • News Hogwarts Legacy Has Been Officially Delayed To February 2023

    More time is required

    The highly-anticipated Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy will sadly no longer be launching in its "Holiday 2022" window, having been pushed back to February 10th, 2023. The news was announced on social media earlier today. In the message, it was explained that the developers simply need a bit longer to deliver the "best...

    • Xbox
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Delays
  • News eFootball 2023 Arrives This Month, And It'll Still Be Free-To-Play

    "We will keep on improving..."

    We have to admit we shed a tear when Konami decided to kill off the long-running PES series in favour of the free-to-play eFootball 2022, which still feels like a big step back compared to PES, although it's improving all the time. Well, it's actually been close to a year now since eFootball 2022 was first playable on...

    • Xbox
    • eFootball
    • PES
    • Konami
  • News Turbo Golf Racing Unveils Huge First Update And Content Roadmap For Xbox Game Pass

    Six new levels and much more available right now!

    Turbo Golf Racing launched on Xbox Game Pass last week, and we've been having a lot of fun with it so far, albeit in short bursts. It's still in a "Game Preview" state after all, so the finished product won't be ready for another 12 months. Hands On: Turbo Golf Racing - Good Fun In Short Bursts...

    • Xbox
    • Turbo Golf Racing
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Gameplay Shows Super Varied Environments

    Doing the cosmic shake

    THQ Nordic has fully lifted the lid on its new SpongeBob title, The Cosmic Shake. This one was announced about a year ago alongside a cinematic trailer, but a lengthy new look finally shows proper gameplay. And, it's as you'd expect really. From the team that brought us the Battle for Bikini Bottom remaster, The Cosmic Shake...

    • Xbox
    • Spongebob Squarepants The Cosmic Shake
    • Xbox One
  • News MultiVersus Season 1 Launch Date Revealed, New Modes To Come

    Plenty more content will arrive throughout the season

    Following a short delay announced last week, WB Games has revealed exactly when MultiVersus Season 1 is set to launch. Mark your calendars for August 15th, with Season 1 set to kick off next Monday! Alongside the new date, the team has also stressed that plenty more content is coming later on in...

    • Xbox
    • Multiversus
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Warner Bros
  • News Xbox Execs Praise Discussion Around Gaming & Mental Health

    Wholesome content

    Xbox's Aaron Greenberg and Sarah Bond have both praised a new article from Fortune Magazine; one that discusses the potential mental health benefits of gaming. FM's feature discusses the rise in gaming time due to the pandemic, and how it's "reshaping our understanding" of the medium's effect on mental health. Both the article's...

    • Xbox
    • Aaron Greenberg
    • Sarah Bond
    • Hellblade Senuas Sacrifice

Thursday11th Aug 2022

  • News 'Moonscars' Is A New Souls-Like Coming To Xbox Game Pass Next Month

    Scarred

    Well, just as we put out our brief overview of Xbox Game Pass for the month of September, another game gets announced for the service! Humble Games' Moonscars hits the library next month, delivering some slick 2D Souls-like action on September 27th. We're really digging the art style on this one; reminds us of classic Castlevania! Anyway,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Moonscars
    • Soulslike
  • News Xbox Accuses Sony Of 'Paying' To Block Games From Game Pass

    Fiery comments from Microsoft

    Earlier today, details on an Xbox-related document filed by Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) were uncovered, and one of the claims is that Sony is paying to block content from appearing on Game Pass. The report and these comments are related to the impending acquisition of Activision...

    • Xbox
    • Sony
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PlayStation
  • News Three Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (August 11)

    But just the one for console

    It's Xbox Game Pass day once again! Three more games are available on the service today, but only one of them is for console players, while all three are available on PC including the excellent Expeditions: Rome! Cooking Simulator (Console, PC, Cloud) Expeditions: Rome (PC) Offworld Trading Company (PC) Here's a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox's Gamescom Show Falls On A Very Important '007' Anniversary

    Is it finally time?

    Listen, we don't want to get your hopes up or anything, because we thought we'd have seen it by now, but it seems there's a good chance the GoldenEye 007 remaster/remake could show up on the day of Xbox's Gamescom 2022 show. Why? Because it's also the date of GoldenEye 007's 25th anniversary. The game first launched for the...

    • Xbox
    • James Bond
    • GoldenEye 007
    • Gamescom
    • PSA
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (August 11-14)

    Including some Saints Row action

    Another weekend is upon us, which means another set of free games to try out on Xbox! It's a solid selection this week folks, with Saints Row The Third Remastered heading up the weekend's offerings. Here's what you can download right now as part of Xbox Free Play Days: Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Saints Row The...

    • Xbox
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Saints Row The Third Remastered
  • News 'Soccer Story' Could Be Your Next Xbox Game Pass Obsession

    The open world RPG is coming this year!

    Indie publisher No More Robots has revealed its next Game Pass launch; Soccer Story! This "physics-driven" open world RPG is scheduled to launch this year, including Xbox Game Pass on day one. Here's a bit more about the upcoming title, straight from the development team: It's been a year since The Calamity...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Soccer Story
  • News Killer Instinct Dev Releases 'RumbleVerse', A New Free-To-Play Brawler On Xbox

    Available to download and play right now!

    Update (Thu 11th Aug, 2022): Today's the day! Iron Galaxy's new free-to-play brawler RumbleVerse is now available on Xbox, and you can check out the fresh launch trailer for the game in the video above. Here's a bit more information from the studio about what to expect: "Rumbleverse is set in Grapital...

    • Xbox
    • Rumbleverse
    • Killer Instinct
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Microsoft Explains Why It 'Wouldn't Be Profitable' To Make Call Of Duty Xbox Exclusive

    In a statement defending the ActiBlizz deal

    Microsoft has reiterated there are no apparent plans for the Call of Duty franchise to become exclusive to Xbox, explaining the reasons behind this in a 27-page document for Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE). CADE is currently looking into Microsoft's upcoming acquisition of...

    • Xbox
    • Call Of Duty
  • News Xbox Says Sony's Concerns About Call Of Duty Are 'Simply Unjustifiable'

    The fight continues

    Scrutiny surrounding Xbox's Activision Blizzard deal is increasing, especially as Microsoft has seemingly submitted all of the required info to the FTC. While such a process is formality in a deal of this nature, we're now seeing Xbox react to other opposing parties. In the gaming space specifically, Xbox appears to believe Sony...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Microsoft
    • FTC
    • Sony
  • News Xbox Owners Bemused As Friends Lists 'Wiped' Due To Network Issue

    "Who broke the Xbox friends list?"

    You may have noticed yesterday that your Xbox friends list looked pretty empty — it's not because all your Xbox friends have left you (we hope!), but rather because of a network issue that was causing some problems on Microsoft's side. The issue caused a lot of chatter in the Xbox community at the time, and...

    • Xbox
    • Friends
    • Network Issue
  • News Elden Ring Gets A New Patch On Xbox, Here's What's Included

    Download it today

    For those of you still enjoying Elden Ring on Xbox Series X|S, you might be interested to know Bandai Namco has rolled out a new update. The targeted platforms include Xbox's Series X|S as well as the Xbox One version of the game. Here are the full patch notes for Version 1.06, courtesy of the Bandai Namco website: Elden Ring -...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Rumour Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's Scrapped Campaign Sounded Pretty Unique

    In the end, we got 'Blackout' instead

    At the time of its reveal back in 2018, there was quite a lot of attention surrounding the omission of a campaign mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In a first for the series, Treyarch ultimately opted to ship Black Ops 4 without a single player campaign; the 'Blackout' battle royale mode filled that gap. Well,...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty Black Ops 4
    • Xbox One
    • Treyarch
  • News Fall Guys Meets Sonic With The Introduction Of 'Bean Hill Zone'

    Gotta go fast

    The latest Fall Guys crossover event is now live on Xbox! From now through August 15th, Sonic The Hedgehog is a major part of the bean-filled obstacle adventure, bringing with him new outfits, cosmetics and a brand-new level. The stage is set at the 'Bean Hill Zone', a new level completely decked out with nods to the famous blue...

    • Xbox
    • Fall Guys
    • Sonic The Hedgehog
    • Sega
    • Mediatonic

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