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Saturday13th Apr 2024

  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (April 15-19)

    Including another day one Game Pass release

    Welcome to your Xbox games roundup for April 15-19! It's looking like a pretty quiet few days ahead for Xbox releases, but we've still got the likes of Sker Ritual on the way, along with the day one Xbox Game Pass title Harold Halibut! Here's what's coming to Xbox next week: New Xbox Releases (April...

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    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Just One Game Is Confirmed For Xbox Game Pass In May 2024 So Far

    An early look at the month ahead

    It's always around this time of the month that we take a look at what's ahead for Xbox Game Pass, but to be honest May is looking pretty quiet so far! Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is the only confirmed addition for the service as things stand (arriving on May 21st), although obviously we expect Microsoft to reveal more...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point Almost A Year On, What Do You Think Of The Current Xbox Dashboard?

    The new version made its debut last July

    It was all the way back in September of 2022 that Team Xbox first unveiled a new dashboard interface that would be tested by Insiders over the next year, with the intention of incorporating feedback into the final, public version. The feedback was mixed to say the least, with concerns around backgrounds...

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    • Dashboard
    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Xbox Series X
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 13-14)

    Bit of Tomb Raider on Game Pass?

    It's time for the weekend! As usual, there's lots to enjoy on Xbox over the next few days including a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass titles, three more Free Play Days additions, and lots of great offers in the ongoing Xbox Spring Sale 2024. Here's what we're playing this we

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • What Are You Playing
  • News Crash Bandicoot 4 Has Apparently Sold Over 5 Million Copies

    That's great news for the future

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has apparently been a huge success for developer Toys for Bob. According to the game's design director Toby Schadt (via LinkedIn), the game has sold "over 5 million copies" since its initial multiplatform release in 2020. So in other words, this is great news for the future of...

    • Xbox
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Microsoft
  • News Kingdom Come: Deliverance Dev Warhorse Gearing Up For 'New Game Reveal'

    All will be revealed next week

    The Czech video game developer Warhorse Studios has been busy working on Kingdom Come: Deliverance since 2018 and in the latest update, it seems the team is finally ready to unveil its next project. If you are wondering exactly what the big reveal might be, according to Insider Gaming's Tom Henderson, it's supposedly...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Friday12th Apr 2024

  • News New DLC Announced For Two Of Xbox Game Pass's Best Co-Op Games

    Vampire Survivors and Remnant 2

    It's a busy time for Xbox Game Pass right now, and that includes in terms of DLC! Over the past few days, two of the best co-op games on the service have received new announcements of DLC that will be released in April and May. Firstly, Remnant 2 will be getting a DLC pack called "The Forgotten Kingdom" on

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • DLC
  • Guide Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (April 2024)

    Anyone for a Fallout freebie?

    It's time for another batch of Xbox Game Pass Perks for April 2024! The month is off to a quiet start for freebies so far (compared to a very busy March), although Bethesda fans will find some nice Perks to take advantage of already! Also, don't forget that if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can claim Fallout 76 for...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Perks
    • Guides
    • Xbox One
  • News Xbox Game Pass Seems To Be Preparing For The Next Activision Blizzard Drop

    A certain dragon is generating a lot of buzz

    Last month's Xbox Game Pass addition of Diablo 4 marked the first Activision Blizzard title to hit the service following Microsoft's acquisition of the company, and we've been eagerly awaiting the next ActiBlizz arrival ever since. Fortunately, it looks like we won't be waiting too long! A PC version of...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Spyro
  • News Burnout-Like Racer 'TRAIL OUT' Crash Lands On Xbox, To Mixed Reviews So Far

    We think it looks decent, for the price

    Trail Out has caught our attention recently as a neat-looking indie racer, and the game is officially out now on Xbox Series X|S - garnering some mixed feedback from Xbox players so far. This one is very Burnout/FlatOut-esque, and as a result, it's gained quite a bit of interest since its 2022 PC release. So,...

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    • Trail Out
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News These Are The Top-Selling Games In The Xbox Spring Sale 2024

    The hottest deals in the UK and US right now

    The Xbox Spring Sale has been live for just over a week now on the Xbox Store, and looking at the "Top Paid" Xbox charts, we can start figuring out what some of the top-selling games of the promotion have been so far. For this roundup, we're focusing on the UK and US Xbox Stores, which are pretty similar...

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    • Deals
    • Xbox Spring Sale
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Fallout 76 Is Enjoying A Resurgence On Xbox Series X|S Right Now

    Its highest engagement rate since October 2022

    This has definitely been the month of Fallout, and it's clearly being represented in the number of people playing Fallout 76 on Xbox Series X and S right now - the game has its highest player count on those consoles since October of 2022. This is according to data from analysis firm Circana, as...

    • Xbox
    • Fallout 76
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News UK Retailer GAME Reportedly Swapping Core Staff To Zero Hour Contracts

    Managers will apparently avoid the switch

    Following on from January's news that GAME was starting to strip back its pre-owned department, we have some other unfortunate reports coming in about the staffing situation within the UK's biggest gaming retailer. Earlier reports this week claimed that redundancies were incoming, and now a

    • Xbox
    • GAME UK
    • Frasers Group
    • Industry News
  • Talking Point Will Hellblade 2 Be A Genuine Game Of The Year Contender This Year?

    The first game missed out in 2017

    As we close in on a month-or-so before launch, the Hellblade 2 hype is building. This is Xbox's first big exclusive launch of 2024, and it should hopefully get the ball rolling for a fantastic year in regards to Xbox first-party. As good as the game looks so far — and always has done since it was first unveiled...

    • Xbox
    • Hellblade 2
    • Ninja Theory
    • Microsoft
    • Features
  • News EA Makes Premium UFC 5 Add-On Free This Weekend On Xbox

    To celebrate UFC 300

    Ahead of the sport's big 'UFC 300' event this coming weekend, EA Sports UFC 5 has unlocked one of its premium DLC packs - and it's absolutely free to keep if you grab it in time. The add-on in question is the 'Mike Tyson' DLC character - a pack which usually costs £3.79 / $4.19 outside of this current promotion. Fans have...

    • Xbox
    • EA
    • EA Sports UFC 5
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Baldur's Gate 3 Sweeps 2024 BAFTAs, Hi-Fi RUSH Also Picks Up Award

    The list of winners is in

    This year's annual BAFTA Games Awards show took place yesterday, and the results are now in. As you'd probably expect, last year's Baldur's Gate 3 has scooped up plenty of awards here, with Xbox's Hi-Fi RUSH also managing to get on the list. In total, BG3 won four awards: Music, Narrative, Players' Choice and the coveted...

    • Xbox
    • Baldur's Gate 3
    • Hi-Fi RUSH
    • BAFTAs
    • Larian Studios
  • News Immortals Of Aveum Dev Reportedly Furloughs 'Majority' Of Staff

    Following mass layoffs last year

    EA's magic-based FPS Immortals of Aveum always seems to be tied up in some sort of drama, and this week is no different, unfortunately. According to a developer who worked on the title before moving onto a different job, Ascendant Studios has "furloughed the majority of their staff" in 2024. The developer posted...

    • Xbox
    • Immortals Of Aveum
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • EA
  • News Todd Howard On Elder Scrolls Show: Nothing In The Works But 'You Never Know'

    "I can't predict the future"

    Amazon Prime's Fallout series has got off to an incredibly positive start, and it's already raised some questions about which other Bethesda franchises could be adapted for this format. One obvious series that comes to mind is The Elder Scrolls, so what are the chances?

    • Xbox
    • The Elder Scrolls
    • Fallout
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Thursday11th Apr 2024

  • News Xbox's Hellblade 2 Is 'On Another Level' Says Digital Foundry, Despite Series S Concerns

    The DF team dives into some preview footage

    Early previews are now doing the rounds for Hellblade 2 - and by most accounts this is shaping up to be an impressive Xbox Series X|S title. The team over at Digital Foundry is one of the outlets to have taken a look at the game recently, and they reckon it's "on another level" visually, de

    • Xbox
    • Hellblade 2
    • Ninja Theory
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Fallout 4's Next-Gen Update Is Coming To Xbox Series X|S Later This Month

    Finally!

    As announced all the way back in October 2022, Fallout 4 Next-Gen is finally coming. Today, Bethesda has revealed that the upgraded version of its 2015 RPG will launch for Xbox Series X|S on April 25th, 2024. The update will add new 'Performance' and 'Quality' mode options for current-gen players, while stability improvements and bug fixes...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Fallout 4 Next-Gen
    • Bethesda
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (April 11-14)

    Included with Game Pass Core and Game Pass Ultimate

    Xbox Free Play Days is here once again! This week's lineup contains three games in total, including a March 2024 release in the form of Classified: France '44. Here's the full lineup of Free Play Days titles for the coming weekend: Classified: France '44 Fallout 76 PGA Tour 2K23 As usu

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Feature If Q1 Is Anything To Go By, 2024 Should Be Another Fantastic Year On Xbox

    2024 has already delivered some bangers!

    Last year was widely considered the best of the current generation of gaming so far, and we're hoping that the Xbox Series X|S era keeps on gathering pace from this point onwards. It's going to be hard to top a year that contained Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Starfield and so much more - but the first

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
  • Reminder A Bunch Of Great Games Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass Soon

    Back 4 Blood is massively reduced as well

    We always like to issue a reminder when games are about to leave Xbox Game Pass, but this time around we're putting it out a little early - and that's simply because there are a bunch of great titles in here that deserve your attention. Date Game Platform April 15 Amnesia: Collection Console, PC,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Reminder
    • Back 4 Blood
  • News EA Issues Statement In Response To Dead Space 2 Remake Rumours

    The franchise is apparently "on hold" for now

    There's been a whole lot of chaos surrounding the Dead Space franchise over the past few hours, and it relates to a rumour that began over at Giant Bomb's "Game Mess Mornings" podcast where it was suggested that plans for a Dead Space 2 remake had been cancelled by EA due to lacklustre sales for the 2023...

    • Xbox
    • Dead Space
    • Dead Space 2
    • Remake
    • EA
  • News Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Is Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (April 11)

    A huge AAA adventure joins the library

    Today's Xbox Game Pass update is delivering on all-things tomb raiding, as Eidos Montreal's Shadow of the Tomb Raider heads to the service. This title serves as the epic conclusion to Crystal Dynamics' rebooted Tomb Raider trilogy, and it's absolutely worth a play on Game Pass. Now, when this addition was

    • Xbox
    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Ubisoft Has Another Prince Of Persia Game On The Way

    Update: The Rogue Prince of Persia revealed, but only for PC

    Update (Thu 11th Apr, 2024 06:45 BST): And sure enough, Ubisoft has now officially revealed The Rogue Prince of Persia - a 2D roguelite action platform adventure by the Dead Cells' co-developer Evil Empire. It's coming to Steam Early Access next month on 14th May, and if we hear any...

    • Xbox
    • Prince of Persia
    • Ubisoft
  • News Xbox Cloud Gaming's New Dashboard Provides Some Excellent 'Social' Upgrades

    Designed for browsers, Smart TVs & VR

    If you're the kind of person who likes to use Xbox Cloud Gaming on a browser, Smart TV or Meta Quest device, then there's some good news incoming! Xbox is making some great improvements to the dashboard on those devices. Specifically, these are "updated social features" that will allow you to carry out the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
    • xCloud
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Horror Game 'Deceit 2' Is The Latest Free-To-Play Release On Xbox

    "Who can you trust to help you escape?"

    Xbox's free-to-play library has been treated to a new addition this week in the form of Deceit 2! This is an "online social deduction horror game" that first launched on PC last year, transitioning to a free-to-play experience back in March. In Deceit 2, you play as either the "Terrors", "Innocent" or...

    • Xbox
    • Deceit 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Free To Play
  • News PAC-MAN Returns To Xbox In A New 64-Player Battle Royale This May

    Be the last PAC standing

    PAC-MAN is making his return to Xbox consoles on May 9th, but perhaps not in the form you'd expect! This time around, he's taking part in a 64-player online-only battle royale that's launching at a price of £15.99 / $19.99 on the Xbox Store. The game is called PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs, and the format sees...

    • Xbox
    • PAC-MAN
    • PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Hot Wheels Unleashed Dev Brings Monster Jam Showdown To Xbox This August

    Monster truck madness

    Update (Thu 11th Apr, 2024): Following on from last month's event, we've now got a date for Monster Jam Showdown on Xbox! The game is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and will arrive on August 29th, 2024. If you're really keen to get started ASAP, there will also be an Early Access period beginning August...

    • Xbox
    • Monster Jam Showdown
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Palworld Is Officially Getting An Arena Mode On Xbox Later This Year

    "Train the strongest Pals and defeat all your rivals"

    You could say that Palworld has been a pretty big Xbox Game Pass hit since its launch earlier this year, and now the team at Pocketpair has something a little different up its sleeve. Arriving later on in 2024, the Pokémon-like is officially getting an Arena mode. '

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    • Palworld
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X

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