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TodayThu, 9th Apr 2020

  • Random Lots Of People Are Noticing Slow Download Speeds On Xbox Live

    Are you?

    We couldn't help but notice over the past few days that lots of Xbox fans have been noticing slow download speeds on Xbox Live. These comments have been coming in from all over the web, and while they're always present to a degree, there's been a notable rise in the quantity of them recently. In particular, a fair few people took to the...

    • Xbox Live
    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
  • News Free Play Days: Three More Games Available To Try This Weekend

    Update: Discounts added

    Update: (Thu 9th Apr, 2020 18:17 BST): Microsoft has now confirmed these titles, as well as a few extra discounts. You can get the Standard and Ultimate Editions of Gears 5 for 50% and 45% off respectively, Override: Mech City Brawl for 85% off, and The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for 60% off throughout the Free...

    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
  • News Industry Insider Hints At The Type Of Games Coming To Xbox Series X

    Update: Could we hear something on Monday?

    Update: (Thu 9th Apr, 2020 18:05 BST): Some people are now putting two and two together and suggesting comments made on a recent IGN podcast could be referring to a potential reveal on Monday, following shinobi602's mention that "you won't have to wait too much longer" to hear more. This is very much a...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox
  • News Six Games Join Xbox Game Pass Today, Including A Surprise PC Title

    Download them now

    We might be missing something here, but we don't think so - 2014 horror classic Alien: Isolation has just shown up on Xbox Game Pass for PC without warning! This means the game is now available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Quite a few other Xbox Game Pass games have gone live today as well. We...

    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • News Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Praises Xbox In Tweet To Phil Spencer

    Nice to see!

    Console war? What console war?! Former President of Sony Interactive Entertainment's Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has taken to Twitter to congratulate Head of Xbox Phil Spencer on Xbox Game Pass' long-awaited debut in Japan, as well as this week's Inside Xbox show. The initial tweet was in response to Phil Spencer promoting the...

    • Xbox
    • PlayStation
  • Talking Point Do You Ever Use In-Game Chat On Xbox One?

    Or do you stick to parties?

    We can still remember the day Xbox Live Parties officially launched on Xbox 360 (yes, we're old!). Its introduction, all the way back in 2008, finally gave us the ability to talk to our friends in groups without being interrupted by strangers yelling, playing obnoxious music and occasionally (well, often) screaming abuse...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • Video This Trailer For Windbound Has Serious Breath Of The Wild Vibes

    With a hint of Sea of Thieves

    The official Xbox YouTube channel has unveiled a new trailer for upcoming survival adventure game Windbound, and it looks intriguing to say the least. We're getting some serious Breath of the Wild vibes from this one, perhaps with a hint of Sea of Thieves thrown in? You can make your own decision via the full video...

    • Windbound
    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
  • News The Co-Creator Of Halo Talks Remote Working And Delays To Disintegration

    In a new interview

    An intriguing sci-fi first-person shooter called Disintegration is coming to Xbox One sometime in 2020, but speaking to Video Games Chronicle, Studio Head at V1 Interactive and Halo Co-Creator Marcus Lehto stated "there will probably be delays" for the game due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lehto shared the team's experiences of...

    • Disintegration
    • Halo
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • News No Plans To Put Final Fantasy XIV On Xbox Game Pass, Says Dev

    Naoki Yoshida comments

    Back in November last year, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer commented that nine Final Fantasy games were coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2020, and later addressed MMO Final Fantasy XIV, indicating that while it wasn't in the list, "rest assured, we will bringing that game to Xbox". In a recent interview with Twinfinite, Director and...

    • Final Fantasy XIV
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • News Don't Like Spiders? Obsidian Says Grounded Will Have An Arachnophobia Mode

    All bases covered

    It's not surprising that a vast number of Xbox fans don't particularly enjoy the idea of facing giant spiders head-on, whether it's in a videogame or real life! Developer Obsidian has this covered with its upcoming survival game Grounded, confirming that an Arachnophobia Mode will be part of the Xbox One and PC exclusive. The...

    • Grounded
    • Obsidian
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • News CD Projekt Says Cyberpunk 2077 Is Still On Track For A September Release

    "Our plans haven’t changed"

    Cyberpunk 2077 is easily one of the most anticipated video game releases of this year but has already suffered a number of setbacks. CD Projekt Red first announced the release date would be delayed from April to September at the start of this year, and more recently its employees have been working from home due to the...

    • Xbox One
    • Cyberpunk 2077

YesterdayWed, 8th Apr 2020

  • Poll Which Controller Do You Prefer? Xbox Series X Or PS5?

    Let's ignite the debate

    You've most likely seen the news by now that the PS5 controller has been unveiled, and it's an interesting design to say the least! Like the Xbox Series X controller, it retains many of the same choices and features that have proved popular this generation, but in contrast, it adopts a bold colour choice that seems to be...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox
    • PS5
  • Guide All Xbox Game Pass Games

    The Complete List For Xbox One & PC

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games for console and PC? You'll find every included title in the subscription-based service below, including backwards compatible Xbox and Xbox 360 games. It's worth noting that the console and PC versions of Game Pass are separate - if you want them both, you'll need...

    • Xbox One
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  • Random The New 'Xbox Controller' For PlayStation 5 Is Now Trending On Social Media

    Hmm, you look familiar

    As you might have heard, Sony has lifted the lid on its new 'DualSense' controller for the PlayStation 5. It's got a bunch of fancy features that you can read all about over on our sister site Push Square, but it's the colour and shape of this new design that's been turning heads – arguably for all the wrong reasons. Not...

    • Random
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    • Microsoft
    • PS5
    • Sony
  • News Microsoft Explains How External Storage Will Work On Xbox Series X

    Talking HDDs and SSDs

    Microsoft gave us a recap of the Xbox Series X's tech specs with Director of Program Management Jason Ronald during yesterday's Inside Xbox show. He talked about a variety of new features (you can watch the full thing above), including how external storage will work on the system: "What you just held up was the 1TB Seagate...

    • Xbox Series X
  • Guide Best Xbox One Racing Games

    Shut up and drive

    If you're a racing fan, you're spoilt for choice on Xbox One. Whether you're a simulation purist or you prefer the more arcade-oriented racing games on the market, there's something for you in this list. Is your favourite missing? Let us know which titles you'd like to see added to our Best Xbox One Racing Games in the comments!

    • Racing Games
    • Xbox One
    • Guides
  • Roundup Here's Everything That Was Revealed During Yesterday's Inside Xbox

    All in one place

    Weren't able to catch last night's Inside Xbox stream? No worries! You can always go back and watch the on-demand version for yourself, complete with a rundown of announcements over at our live blog. If you don't fancy watching it though, we've also detailed all the important reveals in this article. The following list is...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Inside Xbox
  • UK Charts Resident Evil 3 Misses Out On First Place, But Just Barely

    Minecraft rejoins the top ten

    The UK charts are finally here, and have revealed that Resident Evil 3 got off to an impressive start following its release last Friday, coming in at #2 in the all formats chart. It's been beaten to the top spot by last week's winner, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, while FIFA 20 rounds off the top three after dropping...

    • UK Charts
    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
  • News More Xbox Game Pass Perks Revealed For Ultimate Members

    Including for PSO2

    We mentioned the other day that NBA 2K20 Perks had been added for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, adding up to an impressive value of £16. And yesterday, as part of Microsoft's Inside Xbox show, the company announced two more games joining the Perks list. So, what can you expect? Well, for North American fans, there's a new...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
  • Guide 20 Great Backwards Compatible Games In The Xbox Spring Sale 2020

    Kickin' it old school

    The Xbox Spring Sale 2020 is still ongoing until April 13th, so there's plenty of time to add a few more titles to your basket. And have you seen how many backwards compatible Xbox 360 games are on sale?! There are well over 100 titles available, spanning some of the best games in Xbox history. In honour of the year, and...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Spring Sale 2020
    • Xbox 360
    • Guides
  • News The Next Sea of Thieves Update Features The Introduction Of Cats

    Sounds purr-fect!

    Yes, you read that correctly! There's a new update on the way for Sea of Thieves later this month, and in addition to including a bunch of new gameplay features, it'll also see cats added to the game for the first time. The new trailer, unveiled during Inside Xbox, says the "furry felines will follow you on adventures across the...

    • Sea of Thieves
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • News Xbox Game Pass Is Coming To Japan, Phil Spencer Comments

    Launches April 14th

    Microsoft announced during yesterday's Inside Xbox show that Xbox Game Pass (including console, PC and Ultimate) is coming to Japan on April 14th, while South Korea will also be getting Xbox Game Pass for PC on the same date. In a separate video, Phil Spencer talked more about Xbox Game Pass with Japanese audiences via a YouTube...

    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox
  • News Respawn Says Solos In Apex Legends "Negatively Impacted The Game"

    But Duos is now live

    The new patch notes for Apex Legends' Old Way Event are live, and in a blog on the EA website, it's been noted that Solos hasn't been added to the game for a selection of reasons. Primarily, Respawn says the limited-time mode "negatively impacted the game" when added last year. The statement indicates that Solos had a negative...

    • Apex Legends
    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
  • Video Here's A Look At The Opening Gameplay For Hello Games' The Last Campfire

    Packing serious charm

    The Last Campfire is an upcoming Xbox One title from No Man's Sky developer Hello Games, and we've been treated to new footage of the title courtesy of Inside Xbox. The video above contains five minutes of the opening section of the game, complete with comments from Steven Burgess, Lead Designer. Needless to say, we think the...

    • The Last Campfire
    • Hello Games
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox

Tuesday7th Apr 2020

  • News Crytek Engineer Who Praised PS5 Over Xbox Series X Retracts Statements

    All mention removed

    You might have seen over at sister site Push Square the other day that a Crytek rendering engineer was making various statements (translated by a Persian Twitter user) about how the PS5 was easier to develop for than Xbox Series X. And now, in a weird turn of events, they've apparently retracted all of their statements. The...

    • Xbox Series X
    • PS5
    • Crytek
  • News Microsoft Announces More Xbox Game Pass Titles, Including Yakuza Kiwami

    We can't wait

    As part of Microsoft's Inside Xbox event held earlier today, the company announced various new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in the near future. Six games were mentioned in all, although we're not sure whether all of them are arriving in April just yet. Some of the highlights include first-person adventure game Journey to the Savage...

    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
    • Yakuza Kiwami
  • News Here Are The New Features Coming To Xbox Insiders In April

    UI changes and more

    If you're an Xbox Insider (you can sign up via the Xbox Insider Hub on Xbox One), Bradley Rossetti at Xbox has revealed some of the new Xbox features you can expect in April. Among them is a simplified guide layout and the return of the 'Surprise Me!' button for when you can't decide what to play. Let's start with the simplified...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • Deals Another 40 Xbox Games On Sale This Week, Including The Kingdom Hearts Franchise

    The Spring Sale gets bigger!

    Just because the Xbox Spring Sale 2020 is in full flow, it doesn't mean we aren't getting more Xbox sales this week! Both Xbox Live Deals with Gold and a new Spotlight Sale are now live on the Microsoft Store, including the entire Kingdom Hearts franchise on Xbox One. Let's start with those KH games. The 1.5 and 2.5...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Deals With Gold
  • News New Xbox Series X Photo Sees "Made In Malaysia" Trend On Twitter

    Processor talk

    Tech YouTuber Austin Evans, who recently received an in-depth look at the Xbox Series X, posted a new photo of the system's processor on Twitter yesterday, indicating that the chip was "made in Malaysia", in addition to being diffused in Taiwan. And very quickly, the news spread. Malaysian website The Star noted that as a result,...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Made In Malaysia
  • Poll Do You Avoid Downloading Large Games On Xbox Game Pass?

    Would you download an 80GB+ game?

    Something we've seen throughout this console generation is a significant increase in download sizes. Some of the best games on Xbox One are also the most resource-intensive, and as a result, there are a few titles on the platform such as Gears of War 4 that hover around the 100GB barrier. For some, this isn't a...

    • Poll
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Watch Inside Xbox April 2020 Broadcast - Live!

    Watch the whole thing unfold here!

    The first Inside Xbox episode of 2020 takes place today, beginning at 10pm GMT / 5PM ET / 2PM PT / 5AM Japan time. As part of the 40-minute show, Microsoft has revealed we'll be getting new information on games such as Grounded, Gears Tactics and Sea of Thieves, as well as "surprises" from the [email protected] team...

    • Live Chat
    • Inside Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Microsoft Suggests All Xbox Events Will Be Digital-First For The Next Year

    "We will continue to evaluate the situation"

    It looks like Microsoft could be launching the Xbox Series X without any promotional in-person events. The company has confirmed that all of its internal and external events will be adopting a "digital-first" approach until July 2021, as indicated in a statement sent to MVP attendees (thanks VGC)...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series X
  • News The Long-Awaited Patch For Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Is Now Live

    Improves performance and fixes plenty of bugs

    As you might have heard, Ori and the Will of the Wisps has been experiencing performance issues since its arrival on Xbox One and Windows platforms last month. Moon Studios – for some time now – has been working on a patch and more recently outlined what it woul

    • Xbox One
    • Ori And The Will Of The Wisps
    • Moon Studios
    • Updates
    • Patch
  • News Obsidian's Grounded Is Coming To Xbox Game Preview In July, See The Trailer Here

    Looking good

    There was a big focus on upcoming Obsidian title Grounded during today's Inside Xbox livestream, including a brand-new story trailer (which you can see above) and a behind-the-scenes look at the game. And so far, we're definitely impressed by what we're seeing. Grounded is described as a "first person, multiplayer, survival-adventure"...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Grounded
  • News E3 Rep Confirms There Won't Be An E3 2020 Digital Event

    Looking ahead to 2021

    It's been almost a month since E3 2020 was officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but at the time, the ESA suggested it was looking into delivering an online event instead. However, in a statement to PC Gamer, an E3 rep has now confirmed a digital event won't take place. Again, the reason has been credited to...

    • E3
    • E3 2020
  • News The Hotline Miami Collection Is Available Right Now On Xbox One

    Nice surprise!

    Microsoft just casually dropped the news that the Hotline Miami Collection is coming to Xbox One today during its Inside Xbox livestream. We've just checked the Microsoft Store, and it's live! You can purchase the collection for £20.99/$24.99 on Xbox One. If you haven't played it before (it was previously released on Nintendo Switch...

    • Hotline Miami
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
  • News The Project xCloud Preview Is Expanding To 11 More European Countries

    Play your games on the go

    Microsoft has announced that more countries will be able to join the Project xCloud preview in the near future. The service, which allows you to play various Xbox One games via your Android device, is now opening up registrations for 11 more European countries, although it isn't ready to begin just yet. The countries that...

    • Xbox
    • Project xCloud
  • News The Definitive Editions Of Mafia II and III Have Been Rated For Xbox One

    By the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee

    Fan of the Mafia franchise? Then you'll (hopefully) be excited to hear that both Mafia II and Mafia III appear to be coming to Xbox One with brand-new Definitive Editions. Both games have been rated by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee, with Mafia II: Definitive Edition also being rated by the Korea...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
    • Mafia II
    • Mafia III

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