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  • News Cyberpunk 2077 Update 2.12 Rolling Out To Xbox, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Including some quest-specific fixes

    Cyberpunk 2077 update 2.12 is officially rolling out to Xbox Series X|S today, and CD Projekt RED has detailed all the changes coming to each version of the open-world RPG. This latest patch corrects some of the issues that cropped up after update 2.11, alongside fixing some quest-related bugs and making some...

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    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • CD Projekt Red
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Jar-Jar Binks Actor Appears To Be Working On Xbox First-Party Project

    Dis is nutsen!

    Of all the people you might expect to be working on an Xbox Game Studios project, the actor for Jar-Jar Binks probably isn't one of them! Nevertheless, that's exactly what's being teased by the prequel trilogy star, Ahmed Best. This week, Best shared a photo of a mo-cap studio with an "Activision" tag, leading to plenty of...

    • Xbox
    • Jar-Jar-Binks
    • Star Wars
    • Compulsion Games
    • South Of Midnight
  • News Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Remake Gets Launch-Week Discount On Xbox

    One week only!

    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake is now live for all players, and to coincide with the game's public release, 505 Games has set live a launch discount on all platforms. On Xbox, players who pick the game up within the first week get 20% off the standard price. That discount makes the Brothers remake a $15.99 / £12.79 purchase...

    • Xbox
    • Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Remake
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Ubisoft Boasts 'Record Player Engagement' With Pirate Adventure Skull & Bones

    "Over four hours of average daily playtime"

    Ubisoft has been beating its Season 1 drum for Skull & Bones this week, as the team brings more content to the open-world pirate adventure. Tucked into a press release about the game's new season, the publisher has also boasted about "record player engagement" with the title so far. The way Ubisoft is...

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    • Ubisoft
    • Skull & Bones
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Rockstar Asks Employees To Return To Office Full-Time In Preparation For GTA 6

    "Making these changes puts us in the best position..."

    It felt like the day would never come, but Rockstar Games finally confirmed late last year that GTA 6 would be arriving in 2025, and apparently the company thinks its employees should be working full time in the office ahead of release. This is according to Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier,...

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    • GTA 6
    • Rockstar Games
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (February 29 - March 3)

    Included with Game Pass Core and Game Pass Ultimate

    Xbox has set live its latest Free Play Days promotion today, with three games featured this week including the recently-released co-op slasher Gangs of Sherwood! Here's the full list of Xbox Free Play Days titles this week: Age of Wonders 4 Deceive Inc. Gangs of Sherwood As usual, you'll nee

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    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
  • News Palworld Patch Notes Unveiled For Second Xbox Update Of The Week (0.1.5.1)

    There's no slowing down here!

    These Palworld updates really don't slow down, do they?! Following the 0.1.5.0 update that arrived on Xbox consoles just a couple of days ago, the game is about to receive another new update in the form of 0.1.5.1. This time, the major focus is on "fixing various game crashes" - which is particularly important as we've...

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    • Palworld
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  • News Remedy Purchases Full Rights To 'Control' Franchise From 505 Games

    "We can now weigh up the options"

    Following the success of Alan Wake 2 — which became Remedy's fastest-selling game earlier this month — the developer has announced that it's managed to acquire the Control IP from previous publisher 505 Games. The deal has cost the Finnish developer roughly €17 million, and it now allows the team to...

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    • Remedy Entertainment
    • Control
    • 505 Games
    • Alan Wake 2
  • News EA Shuts Down Battlefield Campaign Studio Ridgeline Games

    Halo's co-creator recently left the studio

    Earlier this week, Battlefield director (and former Halo co-creator) Marcus Lehto made an abrupt departure from Ridgeline Games, and while it wasn't entirely clear what was going on behind the scenes at the time, EA has now confirmed mass layoffs. As part of this, EA has announced the closure of this...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Battlefield
    • Battlefield 2042
  • News EA Cancels Respawn's Star Wars First-Person Project, Was Reportedly A 'Mandalorian Game'

    The developer's Star Wars: Jedi series will continue

    Apart from employee layoffs, it seems Electronic Arts will also be cancelling its Star Wars FPS action game. A report emerged about this particular project just weeks ago claiming the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor developer Respawn Entertainment was working on a "first-person Star Wars Mandalorian...

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    • Star Wars
    • EA
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News EA Is Laying Off 5% Of Its Workforce

    Estimated to impact about 670 employees

    It's already been an incredibly difficult week for the industry and now Electronic Arts has revealed it's laying off 5% of its workforce. This roughly equates to about 670 employees. EA CEO Andrew Wilson cited "accelerating industry transformation" as part of this decision with the company planning to sunset...

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    • Electronic Arts
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Industry

YesterdayWed, 28th Feb 2024

  • Feature 40+ Xbox Series X|S Games To Look Forward To In 2024

    Updated for March!

    Update (28th Feb, 2024): This list has been updated for March 2024! We've added a few more games to the lineup. Original story: Yes, in a tradition that's been rigorously upheld for way too long now, one year (2023) has given way to the next (2024) and, as a result, the games industry has made the brave decision to continue to...

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    • Features
    • Upcoming Games
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide Xbox And Microsoft Reveal Full GDC 2024 Schedule

    "Microsoft and Xbox are here to help power your games "

    The 2024 Game Developer Conference will take place next month in March and as part of this, both Microsoft and the Xbox team will be there to "engage and empower" developers, publishers as well as technology partners across the globe. "Our message is simple: Microsoft and Xbox are here to...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Zenimax
  • News 'Fossilfuel 2' Is A New Dino-Filled FPS Out Now On Xbox Series X And S

    Dino Crisis, but indie

    Craving a new dinosaur-filled shooter after years of neglect from the Dino Crisis series? Well, Xbox and indie studio DangerousBob think they might have the solution. As detailed in a new Xbox Wire post, Fossilfuel 2 has just hit Xbox Series X

    • Xbox
    • Fossilfuel 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Lots Of Games Are Reduced By 90% On Xbox This Week (February 27 - March 5)

    Including some major EA titles!

    Looking for some cheap Xbox games in this week's Xbox sales (February 27- March 5)? The list is pretty stacked this week, mainly thanks to an ID@Xbox Super Saver Sale, as well as an EA Publisher Sale. The latter includes 90% discounts for the likes of Battlefield V, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Need for Speed...

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    • Deals
    • Discounts
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Details First 'Indie Selects' Lineup, Featuring Six Games For February 2024

    "Amazing and delightful indie games"

    Last month, Microsoft announced Xbox Indie Selects, a new program designed to highlight some of the platform's best and brightest indie titles that aren't available on Xbox Game Pass. A month on from introducing the new initiative, team Xbox has now unveiled its first collection for February 2024. Six games are...

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    • Indie Selects
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Cowabunga! We're Getting Another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game On Xbox

    The 2017 arcade release returns this April

    TMNT fans can look forward to even more beat 'em up action in the future with Cradle Games and Raw Thrills announcing a console version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants. This title originally started life as an arcade game in 2017 and is based on the 2012 Nickelodeon animated...

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    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • PSA You'll Need A Microsoft Account To Play Sea Of Thieves On PS5, Unsurprisingly

    PlayStation crew members can sign up for free

    Xbox wants to expand its ecosystem, and as part of this, it recently announced four first-party titles for other console platforms. One of these is Rare's online multiplayer pirate game Sea Of Thieves, which sails onto the PlayStation 5 on April 30th, 2024. For anyone who wants to play on this...

    • Xbox
    • Sea of Thieves
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Is Getting A Free Xbox Series X|S Upgrade This Week

    Featuring rollback netcode!

    It was first announced all the way back in August of 2022 that Dragon Ball FighterZ would be getting a free upgrade for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and that version officially arriving this week on Thursday, February 29th! The reason for this upgrade is to implement rollback netcode, which should help to reduce...

    • Xbox
    • Dragon Ball FighterZ
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Limbo, Inside Dev Shares New Screenshot From Upcoming 'Third-Person Adventure'

    "Set in a remote corner of the universe"

    Believe it or not, eerie Xbox platformer Inside will be eight years old in 2024, and that very much has us thinking about developer Playdead's next project. They take their time with each game, clearly, and the team has again been teasing 'GAME 3' this week. On its Twitter page, Playdead has posted a new...

    • Xbox
    • Limbo
    • Inside
    • Playdead
  • News Digital Foundry Deems New Star Wars Remaster 'Another Nightdive Triumph' On Xbox

    "This is an interesting game to experience"

    As you may have seen from our latest Pure Xbox review, Nightdive Studios has dug up and remastered yet another classic shooter - this time from the LucasArts catalogue in the form of Star Wars: Dark Forces. This classic, PS1-era FPS has been transformed for modern platforms, and the tech experts over at

    • Xbox
    • Star Wars Dark Forces Remaster
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Another Dev Is Laying Off Employees, Cites 'Worsening Market Conditions'

    Deck Nine co-developed last year's release 'The Expanse'

    It's been an incredibly tough year for the industry so far with mass layoffs across multiple studios. Sony yesterday added to this - announcing it was axing 900 jobs, and now on top of this another developer has had to make a "difficult decision". Deck Nine Games (The Expanse: A Telltale...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Industry
  • News Lightyear Frontier Final Preview Shows Huge Potential For Upcoming Xbox Game Pass Launch

    This looks pretty darn fun

    Outlet IGN has posted its 'final preview' for Lightyear Frontier; the new mech farming sim that's coming to Xbox Game Pass next month. At launch this will be classed as an Xbox Game Preview title, but it's been in the works for years now and is looking real nice on the eve of its initial release. Up above there's a solid...

    • Xbox
    • Lightyear Frontier
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Call Of Duty: Black Ops Vet Opens New Studio To Develop 'Ambitious AAA Co-Op Game'

    David Vonderhaar worked on COD for over 15 years

    Not so long ago Treyarch veteran David Vonderhaar left the Call of Duty: Black Ops studio after more than 15 years working for the Activision-owned team. The news came as a bit of a surprise last year, but today, the developer has revealed his next "ambitious AAA" project. Vonderhaar, alongside...

    • Xbox
    • BulletFarm
    • NetEase
    • David Vonderhaar
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops

Tuesday27th Feb 2024

  • Guide Best Rare Games, Ranked By You

    Time Extension A Rare breed indeed

    Founded all the way back in 1985, Rare is one of the United Kingdom's most famous developers and has been responsible for some of the best-selling video games of all time. Spawned from the incredibly successful home computer developer Ultimate Play The Game, Rare found fame as a 'studio for hire' during the NES

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  • News Three Games Are Available This Week On Xbox Game Pass (February 27-29)

    And a bonus fourth title!

    As we near the end of February we're coming up on our final Xbox Game Pass additions for the month, and Feb 2024's closers include the likes of returning 'SharkPG' Maneater, sandbox survival game Space Engineers and more. So, ahead of March's Game Pass lineup — which kicks off with

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    • Microsoft
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Palworld Update 0.1.5.0 Hits Xbox Very Soon, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Future update to address "auto-save fails" on Xbox

    Palworld has exploded in popularity on Xbox and PC with more than 25 million players now joining in on the fun. As players continue to show their support, so do the developers with regular updates. The latest one bumps the game up to Version 0.1.5.0. It's loaded with a bunch of fixes, Pal...

    • Xbox
    • Palworld
    • Update
    • Patch Notes
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Immortals Of Aveum Dev Defiant After Launching Rare 'Independent AAA' Title

    "The story of Immortals isn't written yet"

    In a wide-ranging interview with outlet GamesIndustry.biz, Ascendant Studios founder Bret Robbins has defended the team's debut title Immortals of Aveum - claiming that the "story" of its development "isn't written yet". In this fascinating chat, Robbins highlights lots of the trials and tribulations of...

    • Xbox
    • Immortals Of Aveum
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • EA
  • Poll Will You Be Buying The Star Wars: Battlefront 'Classic Collection'?

    Tis demanded by the Gods, it is!

    Back at the Nintendo Direct last week, we were treated to the unlikely announcement of the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection, which will be combining the original two Battlefront games and adding 64-player online support. Naturally, the Collection has been getting a lot of hype from Xbox fans ever since -...

    • Xbox
    • Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News PlayStation Follows Xbox In Announcing Significant Layoffs For 2024

    "Difficult news about our workforce"

    Sony has announced major layoffs involving its PlayStation business - the next chapter in a rough start to 2024 for the gaming industry. Following Xbox's huge round of layoffs last month, PlayStation will shed around 900 jobs imminently. Those 900 jobs amount to roughly 8% of PlayStation's current workforce;...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Sony
    • PlayStation
  • News Forza Horizon 5 New Content Update Revealed, Here's What's Included

    New European cars, dinosaurs props and more

    Forza Horizon 5 is still cruising along with Playground Games regularly adding new content updates to the game. The next one arriving this week gives racers access to 12 new European cars, unlocks all classes in the Rally Adventure DLC, adds six dinosaur props in Eventlab, and much more. Here's the full...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Horizon
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Update
  • News Xbox 'Bundles' Sale Now Live, Over 500+ Games Discounted This Week

    There's also an ID@Xbox Super Saver Sale!

    It's time for a new week of Xbox Store deals, with around 500 games on sale at the time of writing, including new promotions for an ID@Xbox Super Saver Sale, a "Bundles" sale, and the usual Xbox Game Pass exclusive discounts. Some of the deals are also carrying over from last week, such as the EA Publisher...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Discounts
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Review Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Remake (Xbox) - Emotionally-Charged Puzzle Platformer Makes Its Return

    Big bro, little bro

    Just over a decade ago, Swedish game director Josef Fares made his explosive video game debut with Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - a short platformer that delivered big on creative two-person puzzling and subtle, heartfelt storytelling. Well, 10 years on this classic has returned in the form of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake,...

    • Reviews
    • Xbox
    • Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Remake
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Deals All 15+ Backwards Compatible Games In This Week's Xbox Sales (February 27 - March 5)

    Up to 80% off!

    Our latest set of Xbox deals is now live - with over 500 titles discounted this week as part of a big 'Bundles' sale. The backwards compatibility list is significantly shorter than that this week - but there are still some great deals to be had! <related ids="162761"> So, here are all of the OG Xbox / Xbox 360 backwards...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Free Demos Now Live For Two Big March 2024 Releases On Xbox

    Get a taste of the action early!

    Believe it or not, the month of March is almost here, and with it come some big new releases across all platforms - including Xbox of course. It's always nice to get a chance to test out some of these new titles ahead of time, and a couple of free demos have just gone live on Xbox that you may want to check out!...

    • Xbox
    • Contra: Operation Galuga
    • Unicorn Overlord
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News F1 24 Joins The Starting Grid This May Across Xbox One & Series X|S

    "Get ready to ignite your passion for racing"

    Codemasters and EA have announced the latest entry in their popular Formula 1 series today, with F1 24 set to release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (along with other platforms) on May 31st, 2024. Details are pretty limited at the moment, with a full reveal not taking place until April,...

    • Xbox
    • F1 24
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Insiders On PC Can Now Try Out A Brand-New 'Special Feature'

    "Introducing game hubs"

    If you happen to be an Xbox Insider on PC, Xbox has recently launched a brand-new feature called game hubs. This is also accessible to a subset of Xbox App users. This is a new way to connect with your Xbox game library on the computer - allowing you to track progress, discover the latest content and add-ons, connect and...

    • Xbox
    • PC
    • Updates
    • Microsoft
  • News WWE 2K24 Unveils Stacked Roster Of DLC, Including Two Former AEW Stars

    Available as part of the Season Pass

    It's only a week until WWE 2K24 lands on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and with the game's main roster being fully unveiled recently, 2K has now shed more light on the game's DLC plans for the Season Pass. This is a pretty stacked Season Pass as well! All in all, the game is getting five packs of...

    • Xbox
    • WWE 2K24
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox's Phil Spencer Praises 'Unique, Emotional' Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons

    "If you haven't played I highly recommend it"

    Every now and then, Phil Spencer drops his opinion on some of the latest and greatest games coming to Xbox, and today the boss has chimed in on Josef Fares' debut title ahead of its upcoming remake. Yep, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake launches for Xbox Series X|S tomorrow, and Phil has showered...

    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
    • Microsoft
    • Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Remake

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