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TodaySat, 19th Sep 2020

  • News Retailers Who Open Xbox Pre-Orders Early Will Be Penalized, Says Keighley

    Microsoft supposedly "lowering allocations" as punishment

    Earlier this week, as you might have heard, pre-orders opened for the PlayStation 5 ahead of scheduled and reportedly sold out within minutes. The situation was described as a "mess" within this community and a lot of people now have no option but to wait until the next shipment. To avoid a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft

YesterdayFri, 18th Sep 2020

  • News These 15+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (Sep 22-25)

    Including a long-awaited remake

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! The next few days are dominated by Mafia: Definitive Edition - the long-awaited remake of the 2002 original - while Halo 3: ODST (including Firefight) is also dropping on Xbox Game Pass. Let's take a look at the full list of upcoming games below: Halo 3: ODST For PC (Sep 22)...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
  • News Expensive, This Limited Edition Star Wars Xbox Controller Is

    But a fine addition to your collection

    Yep, we've got another limited edition Xbox controller to share! This time, it's based on the upcoming release of Star Wars: Squadrons, with just 2500 units available to pre-order. Like the Gears of War controller we highlighted earli

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X Star Wars
    • Star Wars Squadrons
  • Guide Here's When Xbox Series Pre-Orders Go Live Around The World

    Everything you need to know

    The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will officially be available for pre-order next Tuesday, September 22nd, and Microsoft has revealed more details about when and where customers will be able to order their brand-new systems. Beginning on Sep 22, you’ll be able to pre-order Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S online at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Guides
  • News Crysis Remastered Reportedly Has Major Launch Issues On Xbox One X

    Patch set to arrive early next week

    The long-awaited release of Crysis Remastered is now officially available on Xbox, but unfortunately it appears to be having some major visual issues at launch on Xbox One X specifically. As detailed by various early adopters and a review over at Forbes, running the game with Ray-Tracing and HDR settings...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Crysis Remastered
  • Guide What Games Are Coming To Xbox Series S & X At Launch?

    Here's what's been announced so far

    Both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are officially dropping on Tuesday, November 10th, and you'll be able to get hands-on with a selection of launch titles from the minute you power on your new system. Microsoft has stated that the console will have over 60 brand-new launch titles and over 40 older titles...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Guides
  • News Gears Of War Has A New Limited Edition 'Locust Horde' Xbox Controller

    It'll set you back a bit though

    In the market for a new Xbox controller? Big Gears of War fan? Then this might perk your interest, although be warned that it's quite a bit more expensive than your typical Xbox controller! The Coalition has announced today that it has partnered with Controller Gear to develop the new Gears of War – Locust Horde...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Gears Of War
  • News You Can Now Auto Redeem Xbox Gift Cards With Microsoft Rewards

    But the "Hot Deals" are over

    If you haven't heard of Microsoft Rewards before, it's a system that allows you to earn redeemable points by completing Bing searches, Xbox Game Pass Quests and more. These points can then be used to acquire various gift cards, such as Xbox and Microsoft currency, as well as competition entries and charity donations...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
    • Microsoft Rewards
  • News The Xbox Series S Has A Big, Black Grate To 'Simplify The Look'

    But Microsoft debated different colours

    Following the release of the Xbox Series S a couple of weeks ago, some fans suggested that they weren't overly keen on the look of the system - specifically it's huge, black circular grate. In an interview with Fast Company, Microsoft design principal Chris Kujawski explained that making the grate black...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News How Big Is The Xbox Series X? Make It Out Of Paper And Find Out

    Put a paper placeholder in your home

    Want to get your hands on an Xbox Series S and/or Xbox Series X two months before release? Well, you can - just as long as you don't mind that they're made out of paper! Microsoft has come up with these neat paper placeholders for both systems that you can download from the Microsoft website both in full-scale...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Gears Tactics Brings All-New Features To Xbox Series X This November

    Check out the new trailer

    Microsoft has today revealed a bit more about what we can expect from Gears Tactics when it arrives on Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X on November 10th with Xbox Game Pass. The game, which originally launched for PC back in April, will be getting a range of new features for all Xbox consoles, including new...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Gears Tactics
  • News Katamari Damacy Reroll Is Coming To Xbox One This November

    The Prince is on his way

    Phil Spencer has spoken a lot in recent times about bolstering the Japanese games line-up on Xbox. He even mentioned how the announcement of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age coming to Xbox Game Pass was one of his own personal highlights of Microsoft's Xbox showcase back in July, as the team in Japan had "really...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Rayman Creator Michel Ancel Is Leaving The Games Industry

    But you needn't worry about Beyond Good & Evil 2

    Michel Ancel, best-known for creating the Rayman series as well as Beyond Good & Evil, has announced that he's leaving the games industry to focus on his passion for wildlife. In a message on Instagram, Ancel gave a few details about what he'll be doing next: "Today is very special for me...

    • Xbox
    • Rayman
    • Beyond Good & Evil 2
  • News Ubisoft Aims To Show Beyond Good & Evil 2 In Action Next Year

    "We will take the time needed to get it right"

    Following the announcement from Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel earlier today that he's leaving the games industry, Ubisoft has provided an update on the development of Beyond Good & Evil 2. The company echoes that Ancel hasn’t been directly involved in the game for some time now, "as...

    • Xbox
    • Ubisoft
    • Beyond Good & Evil 2
  • News Nexomon: Extinction Brings Its Digital Monsters To Xbox Next Week

    "We can't wait to see you soon, Xbox Tamers"

    After being delayed back in late August, PQube Games has confirmed that the Pokémon-like Nexomon: Extinction is now officially coming to Xbox One next week on Friday, September 25th. The game will allow you to catch, evolve and collect over 300 unique Nexomon as you "assemble the ultimate Nexomon team...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Nexomon Extinction

Thursday17th Sep 2020

  • News Microsoft Confirms Start Time & Retailer List For Xbox Series Pre-Orders In The US

    Here's when it all kicks off next week

    Update: Microsoft is no longer advertising Target as offering the Xbox All Access service. We've made this change below. Original story: Microsoft has today revealed more information about Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X pre-orders in the US, confirming a start time for September 22nd and issuing a list of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • Guide How Does Storage Work On The Xbox Series S & X?

    Here's everything you need to know

    When the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X launch this November, they're going to handle storage in a different way to your current Xbox One console. You'll still be able to store games on the internal drive, but if you want to store more than that, there are a few things you need to be aware of. The Xbox Series S...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Guides
  • Reaction Sony Just Boosted The Value Of Xbox Game Pass Even Further

    Its first-party titles will cost up to $70 on PS5

    PlayStation fans have been hit with a barrage of information today following the latest PS5 Showcase event, including the news that some of Sony's first-party titles are getting a price increase. The company says that select games, such as Demon's Souls, Destruction AllStars, and Marvel's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PS5
  • News Xbox Takes A Dig At Sony As PS5 Pre-Orders Go Live Without Notice

    "We’ll let you know the exact time pre-orders start"

    If you've been keeping tabs on the pre-order situation for the PlayStation 5, you've probably heard how badly it's gone. Sony said pre-orders would open on 17th September, but some retailers began listing the system early (with no notice) and it reportedly sold out within minutes. Our...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (Sep 17-20)

    Prepare for a showdown

    It's time for another batch of Free Play Days titles! Three more games are available to play for free this weekend for Xbox Live Gold members, and they're ready to download right now. So, what's on offer? The first is Crytek's first-person PvP bounty hunting game Hunt: Showdown, Rare's fantastic Sea of Thieves also makes the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Free Play Days
  • News Final Fantasy XVI Snapped Up As 'PlayStation Console Exclusive'

    Update: Square Enix provides exclusivity statement

    Update: Square Enix has commented on Final Fantasy XVI's PS5 exclusivity in a statement to GamesRadar. It doesn't tell us much, but the publisher hasn't denied that it could come to other platforms down the line. "We have no further information on if Final Fantasy 16 will be released o

    • Xbox
    • PS5
    • Final Fantasy XVI
  • News Xbox And Crunchyroll's 'Good Surprises' Revealed As Competitions

    Update: No sign of the service being added to Game Pass

    Update (Thu 17th Sep, 2020 11:20 BST): The Spanish Xbox and Crunchyroll accounts have unveiled their "good surprises," revealing that they're just competitions to win Xbox Game Pass and Crunchyroll gift cards. Unless something else happens later today, it looks like there's little to get...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Anime
  • News Xbox Game Pass Model Wouldn't Make Financial Sense For PS5, Says CEO Jim Ryan

    "We just don't see that as sustainable"

    Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan has been talking all things PS5 following the price reveal of the system yesterday, including that Sony won't be offering its new first-party releases in an Xbox Game Pass style subscription service any time soon. Ryan elaborated on this while talking...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PS5
  • Guide Xbox Series X VS. Xbox Series S: What's The Difference?

    Which should you buy this November?

    The time is getting ever closer for Microsoft to bring its next-generation of consoles kicking and screaming into the world. By now, you will very likely be aware that two versions of next-gen Xbox devices will be available - the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. But which one should be grabbing your attention...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Guides
  • News Next-Gen Xbox Will Prioritise Buttery Smooth Gameplay, Says Microsoft

    "I don’t want pop in, I don’t want load times"

    Xbox director of project management Jason Ronald has talked a bit more about what he expects from the next generation of Xbox in an interview with The Verge, explaining that buttery smooth gameplay will be a priority. Despite the graphical enhancements being made for the Xbox Series S and Xbox...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Game Sizes Will Be Around 30% Smaller On Xbox Series S Than Xbox Series X

    Due to reduced texture resolutions

    The Xbox Series S is only shipping with a 512GB custom SSD when it launches this November compared to the 1TB SSD in the Xbox Series X, but according to Microsoft, game install sizes will be smaller on the lower-spec system. Xbox director of program management Jason Ronald reportedly confirmed this in an interview...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Brings Ori And The Will Of The Wisps To Nintendo Switch

    Available on the eShop today

    We all know how much Xbox boss Phil Spencer loves Nintendo and the games industry in general, so it's probably no surprise that Ori and the Will of the Wisps has just been announced for Nintendo Switch. The critically-acclaimed Xbox first-party sequel has only been available on Xbox One and PC until now, but it's...

    • Xbox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ori And The Will Of The Wisps
  • News Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Gets A Premium Collector's Edition

    Available to pre-order now

    Following the Ori and the Will of the Wisps reveal for Nintendo Switch earlier today, iam8bit has announced a special Collector's Edition of the game (also featuring Ori and the Blind Forest) for multiple platforms including Xbox One. The package includes the following goodies: Premium “Transforming” Display Box...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • News Microsoft: Developers Won't Be Limited By The Xbox Series S

    “The core capabilities are the same"

    There's been quite a bit of debate over the past couple of weeks as to whether the Xbox Series S will be held back by its limitations (such as its reduced memory) compared to the Xbox Series X, but in a recent interview with IGN, Xbox director of project management Jason Ronald sugge

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Company Of Heroes 2 Is Now Available With Xbox Game Pass For PC

    The complete collection

    Any RTS fans in the house? Complete of Heroes 2: Complete Edition is now available as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription services. This is the "Complete Collection" version of the 2013 game, which features two epic single player campaigns, five distinct multiplayer armies and more,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Company Of Heroes 2
  • News Balan Wonderworld Brings Its Imaginary Land To Xbox Next March

    Come one, come all

    Following its reveal as part of the Xbox Games Showcase pre-show back in July, 3D action platformer Balan Wonderworld has today been given an official release date of March 26, 2021 for Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. The game is being brought to us by the legendary creators Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima who both worked together to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Balan Wonderworld
  • News Life Is Strange 2's First Episode Made Permanently Free On Xbox

    Everyone likes a freebie!

    Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix have announced today that they're making the first episode of 2018 episodic adventure Life is Strange 2 permanently available for free on Xbox. The first episode of the game gives you access to around three hours of gameplay, which starts after a tragic incident forces brothers Sean...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Life Is Strange 2

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