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TodayMon, 25th Oct 2021

  • News 343 Announces Halo Infinite 'Campaign Overview' Broadcast, Airing Later Today

    "Master Chief returns"

    Following on from the Halo Infinite 'PC Overview' last week, 343 has now announced what everyone has been waiting for - a campaign overview featuring gameplay. Yes, later today it will finally be lifting the lid on this anticipated component of the new Halo game, so players are ready to go when the game launches on December...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC

YesterdaySun, 24th Oct 2021

  • News 343 Shares Stunning New Artwork Of Master Chief In Halo Infinite

    "Become the Master Chief" on December 8th

    Halo Infinite is arguably the most anticipated release of 2021, and it's set to arrive in just under 60 days. Although it is just around the corner, one part of the game we still haven't seen much of is the campaign. While 343 might not be ready to show off Master Chief's new adventure just yet, in its...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Forza Horizon 5 Is A 'Phenomenal Experience' On Xbox Series X, Says Digital Foundry

    "A next-gen spectacle for Xbox Series consoles"

    We're now just a few short weeks away from Forza Horizon 5's Xbox Game Pass release on November 9th, and in preparation, Digital Foundry has taken a detailed look at the preview version for Xbox Series X and S. They're suitably impressed, too. The game is described as a "next-gen spectacle" for the...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Horizon 5
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point What November 2021 Xbox Games With Gold Do You Want?

    Will it be a big month for the 20th anniversary?

    It's almost that time once again, with more Xbox Games with Gold titles set to be announced very soon! The month of October has seen Aaero, Hover, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon...

    • Xbox
    • Games With Gold
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Hands On The Good Life Is The Strangest Xbox Game Pass Title You'll Ever Play

    The Good Life is a good time

    There's no singular way we could describe The Good Life that would accurately represent what the game actually is. It's a concoction of many different genres, often poking fun into their tropes, and the end result is an absolute mess of a game - which we absolutely love. Despite its constant attempts to squander our fun...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Hands On
    • The Good Life
    • Features

Saturday23rd Oct 2021

  • News Phil Spencer Showers Praise On New Game Pass Title Echo Generation

    "Having a great time so far"

    This week has brought us a few excellent Xbox Game Pass additions, and of them is turn-based adventure Echo Generation, which launched with the service earlier this week. And so far, Xbox boss Phil Spencer is a big fan. Taking to Twitter, the head of Xbox showered praise on the game, calling it "perfect for any device"...

    • Xbox
    • Echo Generation
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Phil Spencer
  • Poll Are You Buying GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition?

    Or are you sticking with GTA: SA on Game Pass?

    The big news of the day (and arguably the week) has been the announcement of a release date and price for GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, along with a first look in the form of an official trailer and screenshots. We know that the Definitive Edition is going to feature a wide range of...

    • Xbox
    • GTA
    • GTA Trilogy
    • GTA Definitive Edition
    • Polls
  • Video Here's 30 Minutes Of Guardians Of The Galaxy On Xbox Series X

    Fire up a wild ride across the cosmos from next week

    You may have noticed yesterday afternoon that a bunch of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy footage dropped on YouTube, and it includes a lot of gameplay from the Xbox Series X version of the game. Above, we've picked out GameSpot's coverage of the first 30 minutes, which includes a pretty cool...

    • Xbox
    • Guardians Of The Galaxy
    • Xbox Series X
    • Video
  • News Microsoft Rewards Is Giving Away This Custom Back 4 Blood Xbox Series X

    "Spooky season, meet spooky Xbox"

    Xbox just seems to be throwing giveaway after giveaway at us at the moment, and the latest is for another very cool-looking custom Xbox Series X modelled after the recent release of Back 4 Blood on Xbox Game Pass. In order to get involved, you'll need to head to the "Redeem" section of Microsoft Rewards and look...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Back 4 Blood
    • Xbox Series X
    • Giveaways
  • News 343 Shifts Halo 360 Online Service Sunset Date To January 2022

    Was originally planned to end this December

    At the end of last year, 343 Industries announced it would be shutting down the majority of its online services for Halo games on Xbox 360 in December 2021. As we get closer to this month, it's now been revealed the date has been pushed back by a month, and these online services for Halo on Xbox 360 will...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Halo
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 23-24)

    Checking out the Riders Republic free trial?

    Welcome to the weekend! As usual, there are loads of new games to try on Xbox this weekend, including a bunch of recent Game Pass additions, three Free Play Days titles, and don't forget the Riders Republic Free Trial Week! Here'

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • Pick One Which Is Your Favourite Splinter Cell Xbox Game?

    The original? Chaos Theory? Pandora Tomorrow?

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, with reports of a brand-new mainline Splinter Cell game in the works, we thought we'd take a look back at the history of the franchise on Xbox so far. There have been six games in all across the 20 years of Xbox, with the most recent title arriving all...

    • Xbox
    • Tom Clancy
    • Splinter Cell
    • Pick One
    • Features

Friday22nd Oct 2021

  • Guide Xbox 4K Dashboard: How To Enable The New Feature On Series X

    Sharper than ever

    The 4K dashboard update has now rolled out for all Xbox Series X members, increasing the resolution of the UI to a significant degree and fulfilling many next-gen users' requests over the past year. It's available as part of a recent free console update, but some have pointed out that even after the update, the dashboard appeared...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Guides
    • 4K Dashboard
  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (October 25-29)

    Anything take your fancy?

    Next week on Xbox is looking to be an extremely busy one. Not only do we have titles such as Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Riders Republic, but Age of Empires IV is also hitting Xbox Game Pass for PC. With no signs of the releases slowing down, here's everything coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Woah, GTA: San Andreas - The Definitive Edition Is Coming To Game Pass

    Huge news!

    Along with today's official reveal of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, it's also been confirmed that GTA: San Andreas will be available on day one on Xbox Game Pass. You heard it right! If you're looking to dive into the classic game featuring "brilliant new lightin

    • Xbox
    • GTA
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • GTA Trilogy
    • Xbox Series X
  • Random Twenty One Pilots Performs Epic Live Version Of The Halo Theme

    They've started playing it at their shows

    We all know and love the Halo theme, and the members of Twenty One Pilots are clearly in the same boat, as they've started using a live cover rendition as part of the shows on their latest tour. In our opinion, it's pretty epic! Halo fans have been sharing videos of this from various concerts over the past...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Twenty One Pilots
    • Random
  • News GTA's Remastered Trilogy Officially Arrives This November, Watch The Trailer

    "Three iconic cities, three epic stories"

    We've got a date! Rockstar Games has confirmed today that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition will launch digitally for Xbox on November 11th, while a physical edition will follow on December 7th. The game is now available to pre-order for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on the...

    • Xbox
    • GTA
    • GTA Trilogy
    • GTA Definitive Edition
    • Xbox One
  • Gallery Here's A Look At The Gorgeous Visual Upgrades In GTA Trilogy's Definitive Edition

    Beautiful

    After months of speculation, we finally got our first real look at Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition earlier today and it's so much better than we had anticipated. Plus, the Definitive Edition of GTA: San Andreas is coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch, so you'll be able to try it for

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition
  • Deals Xbox Shocktober Sale Now Live, 200+ Games Included

    Scare yourself silly with up to 90% off

    The Xbox Shocktober Sale 2021 has begun! This year's sale features discounts on over 200 games, and they're expected to be on offer for the next 14 days. The Resident Evil deals from earlier this week are also featured in the 2021 Shocktober Sale, along with savings for a bunch of major Xbox games - including...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Deals
  • News Xbox Reportedly Working On Cloud MMO With Developer Mainframe

    "It's the game of a lifetime"

    It's being reported that Xbox Game Studios has partnered with Finnish developer Mainframe to publish its cloud-native MMO, described as "a vibrant world with new ways to engage and connect with our friends." Both The Xbox Two and VentureBeat are reporting this information, with the latter suggesting that the game goes...

    • Xbox
    • Cloud
    • Mainframe
    • MMO
  • Guide Best GTA Xbox Games: Our Picks For The Top Grand Theft Auto Titles

    Which is the best?

    There are five GTA games on Xbox, and they're all brilliant. Plus, now that we finally have a release date for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, we're very excited to dive back into some classic Rockstar games. It's been too long, and with a bunch of new improvements, it'll be great to see the titles with...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Grand Theft Auto
  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About The Dark Pictures Anthology: House Of Ashes

    Descend in the dark abyss

    The latest entry in the horror series from Until Dawn creator Supermassive Games has arrived today in the form of The Dark Pictures: Anthology: House of Ashes, and the first reviews have been hitting the web over the past 24 hours. Is it worth picking up, or should you just wait for it to (hopefully) hit Game Pass? Here's...

    • Xbox
    • Roundup
    • The Dark Pictures Anthology
    • House of Ashes
  • News Grounded's Hot And Hazy Update Has Arrived, Here's What's Included

    A picnic table, some garbage and more...

    Obsidian's survival, crafting and exploration game Grounded might already feel like a complete product, but it's actually still a work-in-progress. With this in mind, the team has just rolled out "The Hot & Hazy Update" for the game. It adds milk molars (a new stat upgrade), infected bugs, new crafting...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
    • Grounded
  • Review NHL 22 - EA's Hockey Series Finally Makes The Jump To Frostbite

    It's an important year for virtual hockey

    In many ways, the latest iteration of EA's long-running hockey series in NHL 22 marks a fresh and crucial new beginning for the franchise. For the first time ever, the game is now running on the company's standard Frostbite engine as opposed to the dated Ignite engine of years past, and the result is a game...

    • Xbox
    • NHL 22
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Thursday21st Oct 2021

  • News Here's What's Included In The Xbox October 2021 Update

    Say hello to the 4K dashboard

    The Xbox October 2021 update has been unveiled today by Microsoft, and the obvious highlight feature is the addition of a 4K dashboard for Xbox Series X, while Xbox Night Mode features are also making their public debuts as well. All of these features are reportedly rolling out later today, although no specific times...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Update
  • News Xbox Reveals New 512GB & 2TB Seagate Expansion Cards For Xbox Series X|S

    Releasing later this year

    You asked for it, Xbox delivered! It's been revealed today that Seagate is bringing out two new versions of the Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X and S, with 512GB and 2TB variants going on sale later this year. The 512GB version is priced at $139.99 USD and will launch mid-November (with pre-orders available from...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Storage
    • Seagate Expansion Card
  • News Forza Horizon 5 Pre-Install Now Available, 100GB+ On All Platforms

    You're going to need to clear some space

    The time has come to pre-install Forza Horizon 5 with Xbox Game Pass, but you're going to need a lot of space to fit it on your console or PC, as the game is clocking in at over 100GB across all platforms, including Xbox One. In fact, Xbox One is actually the largest file size of the four consoles, being a...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Horizon 5
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Pre-Install
  • Deals Xbox Is Hosting A Special 25th Anniversary Resident Evil Sale

    Including 33% off Resident Evil Village

    Update: It turns out these deals are part of the Xbox Shocktober Sale 2021, so you've got a couple more weeks to take advantage yet! They're now expected to expire around November 5th. Original story: It's time for another Xbox sale! While it's gone much under the radar, Capcom has put a Resident Evil sale...

    • Xbox
    • Resident Evil
    • Deals
    • Capcom
  • News Three More Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (October 21)

    "Spectacular fights with all-powerful fighters"

    It's Game Pass day! We've got three more additions to the service today, including a brand-new release in the form of Echo Generation, along with the popular Dragon Ball FighterZ and current PC exclusive Everspace 2. Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today: Dragon Ball...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Echo Generation
    • Dragon Ball FighterZ
    • Everspace 2
  • Guide Xbox Series X|S 2TB SSD Expansion Card: Everything We Know

    The pro storage solution

    When is a 2TB Xbox Series X and Series S Expansion Card getting a release? While we've had access to a 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion SSD Card since the Xbox Series X|S launch, sometimes that's just not enough. With a gargantuan amount of Xbox Game Pass titles and other games hitting the system every month, it's hard to keep...

    • Xbox
    • SSD
    • Expansion Card
    • 2TB
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Nvidia Claims Xbox Cloud Gaming 'Still Feels Pretty Laggy' Right Now

    "They’re still streaming close to 200ms of latency"

    Nvidia has used its GeForce Now service to take a slight dig at Xbox Cloud Gaming today, claiming that the experience "still feels pretty laggy" due to xCloud (and other competitors) "still streaming close to 200ms of latency". The comments were made as part of an announcement (thanks, The...

    • Xbox
    • Nvidia
    • Xbox Cloud Gaming
    • xCloud
  • Video Here's A First Look At The Saints Row Reboot's Opening Missions

    Are you impressed?

    It seems Deep Silver is very keen to show off gameplay footage of the Saints Row reboot despite the game not releasing until February 2022, and now thanks to Game Informer, we've got a look at some of its opening missions. Just like the last gameplay reveal, this footage treats us to plenty of glimpses at the combat system, as...

    • Xbox
    • Saints Row
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Shredders Hits The Slopes With Xbox Game Pass In February 2022

    It's looking like a stacked month

    It was announced back in June that the self-proclaimed "love letter to snowboarding" Shredders was coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch in 2021, but now it's been slightly delayed to February 2022 instead. No reason has been provided, aside from that the team has a "good feeling" about February: The game is...

    • Xbox
    • Shredders
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Crystal Dynamics Partnering On Perfect Dark Was Too Good To Pass Up, According To Xbox

    "Personal connections" played a big role

    One announcement we didn't see coming last month was Crystal Dynamics partnering with The Initiative to help bring the new Perfect Dark game to the next generation. Head of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, elaborated on this surprise announcement (in the same appearance on the Kinda Funny Gamecast) -...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Perfect Dark
    • Microsoft
  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Toy Soldiers HD

    A nostalgic blast from the past?

    Remember the classic 2010 Xbox Live Arcade game Toy Soldiers? It's back today in HD form, and the first reviews have dropped across the web for the updated version, which promises a bunch of "overhauls and upgrades". So, is it worth picking up the HD remaster, or just fetching your old Xbox 360 out of the attic?...

    • Xbox
    • Toy Soldiers HD
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (October 21-24)

    "Immerse yourself in the greatest racing spectacle on the planet"

    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? We've got two Xbox Game Pass games in the form of Dead by Daylight and Fallout...

    • Xbox
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Riders Republic's Trial Week Has Begun On Xbox, Play Four Hours For Free

    Ahead of its release next week

    The release of Ubisoft's massive multiplayer playground Riders Republic is fast approaching, with the official launch taking place on Thursday, October 28th, and starting today you can try it for free to see what the fuss is about. Ubisoft has released a Free Trial Week for the game on the Microsoft Store, which...

    • Xbox
    • Riders Republic
    • Ubisoft
    • Free Trial
  • News Among Us Arrives On Xbox Game Pass For Console This December

    We've finally got a release date

    We've been waiting on a release date for Among Us with Xbox Game Pass (for console) for a while, and now we've finally got it, as the game has been confirmed as heading to Xbox One, Series X and Series S on December 14th. The wildly popular online multiplayer social deduction game has been available for the PC...

    • Xbox
    • Among Us
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News 343 Announces Halo Infinite 'PC Overview' Broadcast, Airing Later Today

    An update "directly from the devs"

    As part of RazorCon 2021, Xbox and 343 will be showcasing an overview of Halo infinite for PC later today. We've not got much to go off right now, except for the following description underneath the live stream video, which explains how fans will be hearing "directly" from devs about what to expect when the game...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • PC
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Halo Infinite Gets New PC Trailer, AMD Revealed As Exclusive Partner

    And a limited edition graphics card is on the way

    343 Industries has revealed more details today about the PC version of Halo Infinite, including that AMD is the exclusive PC partner of the game, and AMD has even created a limited edition graphics card to celebrate that fact. The video above goes into a bit of detail about how the PC version...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • AMD
    • PC
    • Trailer
  • News Horde Mode Is Kicking Its Way To DOOM Eternal Next Week

    Get ready, slayer

    After being announced back in July, the long-awaited Horde Mode for DOOM Eternal is finally arriving on October 26, along with a bunch of other new updates. As part of the appropriately named Update 6.66, Horde Mode is being added for free, and the teaser trailer above gives us a taste of what we can expect. The arcade-style mode...

    • Xbox
    • DOOM Eternal
    • Horde Mode
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Guide Xbox Series X|S 512GB SSD Expansion Card: Everything We Know

    Cheaper storage for the masses

    When is a cheaper 512GB Xbox Series X and Series S Expansion Card getting a release? Currently, the 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion SSD Card card packs a hefty sum. However, a cheaper and smaller model is on the way. We have confirmation of a 512GB Seagate Storage Card coming to Xbox Series X|S, so let's dig into what...

    • Xbox
    • SSD
    • Expansion Card
    • 500GB
    • Xbox Series X

Wednesday20th Oct 2021

  • News Xbox Exec Admits PlayStation Has Been 'Out In Front' With 'A Certain Kind Of Game'

    "We haven't really had the 1:1 with Sony there"

    Head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty appeared on the Kinda Funny Gamecast earlier today, where he made some interesting comments about the differences between PlayStation's first-party titles and Xbox's own offerings. Asked about the PlayStation Studios output and the supposed "AAAA" titles that...

    • Xbox
    • PlayStation
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • News The Crysis Remastered Trilogy Is Off To A Pretty Great Start On Xbox

    Just not quite as great as PC

    It somewhat slipped by the radar, but the Crysis Remastered Trilogy officially launched on Xbox One (also playable on Xbox Series X and Series S) last week, and the general verdict so far has been pretty great. The first game was remastered last year, of course, but Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has taken a look at the...

    • Xbox
    • Crysis
    • Crysis Remastered Trilogy
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Microsoft Rewards: How To Earn 400 Points With Back 4 Blood On Xbox Game Pass

    Don't miss out on these easy rewards

    It's Microsoft Rewards time! You might have noticed recently that a new Back 4 Blood punch card went live on the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox, and there's also another way to get even more MS Rewards points with the game. The first thing you'll want to do is activate the 250 points punch card for Back 4 Blood...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Back 4 Blood
  • News Petition To 'Improve Xbox Globalisation' Receives Over 1500 Signatures

    "We ask you, please listen"

    A petition to improve Xbox's globalisation efforts has now received over 1500 signatures, with the primary complaint being that "out of 193 countries on the planet, only 42 are currently supported by Xbox, and most in a poor way." Campaign leader and Xbox Ambassador Catarina Ferreira highlighted the petition's latest...

    • Xbox
    • Globalisation
    • Phil Spencer
  • News Xbox Game Pass Continues Impressive Growth, But Misses Yearly Target

    It didn't quite live up to Microsoft's hopes in FY2021

    Xbox Game Pass has been a roaring success for Microsoft since it launched, and sure enough, it's seen even more success in 2021. In a new Microsoft SEC filing, it's been revealed how the popular gaming subscription service saw a 37% increase in total subscribers for FY2021 (which ended on June...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • PC
  • News Bethesda Shares New Story Details And Concept Art For Starfield

    Space, the final frontier

    We may be over a year away from Starfield hitting Xbox, but Bethesda is still determined to make the game a talking point. A new video has been released which not only provides a few extra story details but also some new concept art to feast your eyes over. Hosted by the game's design director Emil Pagliarulo, the video...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Starfield
    • PC
  • News Xbox Provides An Update On Rare's Everwild, Says Reports Of A 'Reset' Are Too Extreme

    "We want to get it right"

    As we've already highlighted, Head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty appeared on the Kinda Funny Gamescast earlier today, and one of the topics centred around an update on progress for Rare's new IP, Everwild. As you may remember,

    • Xbox
    • Everwild
    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Rare
  • Review Echo Generation - Stranger Things Style RPG Knocks It Out The Park

    An Xbox Game Pass title you don't want to miss

    There's been something of a boom in 80s nostalgia in recent years, much of which has Stranger Things to blame for. It's no surprise, as the show's captivating world and electrifying synth tones give the feeling of a warm, cosy comfort blanket - despite the horrors the show presents. Echo Generation is...

    • Xbox
    • Reviews
    • Echo Generation
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Guide All Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks You Can Claim In October 2021

    Including a free movie rental in the US

    It's been a pretty hectic month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks in October 2021 so far, with a wide range of freebies available for the likes of RuneScape, Back 4 Blood and Fallout 76, as well as a free movie rental in the US! Here are the new Perks you can get your hands on this month: PSO2: New...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
    • Guides
  • News Cyberpunk 2077 & The Witcher 3's Next-Gen Versions Have Been Delayed To 2022

    'We're allocating additional time'

    We've got some bad news, as CD Projekt Red has confirmed today that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S versions of both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 will now be launching in 2022 instead of 2021. In a report published earlier today, it was explained that "based on recommendations supplied by persons...

    • Xbox
    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • The Witcher 3
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Action-RPG Vamypr Receives Unexpected Xbox Series X|S Update

    "We have a surprise for you!"

    Well, this kind of came out of the blue! The team behind 2019 action-RPG Vampyr has announced today that the game has received an update for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (and PS5), bringing "enhanced performance". Now, the game has the ability to run at up to 1440p at 60fps on Xbox Series X, while Xbox Series S...

    • Xbox
    • Vampyr
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Halo Co-Creator Joins EA To Build New 'First-Person Shooter' Studio

    "I can't wait to share more"

    Halo fans will want to keep a close eye on this one, as the franchise's co-founder Marcus Lehto has announced that he's joining EA to help build a new FPS studio, and he'll be serving as game director on the team. Lehto announced his new role on Twitter yesterday, accompanied with the following comments: You might...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • EA
    • Marcus Lehto
  • News The Elder Scrolls Online's 'Plus Membership' Is Totally Free This Week

    Including full access to DLC game packs

    Good news for ESO fans! The Elder Scrolls Online is hosting a totally free ESO Plus Membership trial for the next week until October 25, during which time you can get access to load of extra goodies with no strings attached. Here's a complete list of all the benefits on offer: Full access to DLC game...

    • Xbox
    • The Elder Scrolls Online
    • Xbox Game Pass

Tuesday19th Oct 2021

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2021

    October 19th Quests now live

    Have you heard of Xbox Game Pass Quests? For subscribers to the service, they're a great way of earning extra money while trying out some different games. In this article, you'll find guides for completing the game-specific Xbox Game Pass Quests every single week, helping you to maximise your Microsoft Rewards points in...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
  • Guide Xbox Mini Fridge: How To Pre-Order, Price, Release Date & More

    Pre-orders now live (and selling out fast)

    We finally have all the details we need to know for the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge, and all that's left is to pre-order the contraption itself. Unlike the console which launched last year, it's a bit more limited in regards to where you can pick one up, but don't worry, we've curated a guide with everything...

    • Guides
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Mini Fridge
  • News These Nine Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass (October 21 - October 28)

    The latest batch of titles

    The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has arrived! Microsoft has highlighted another nine games coming to the service over the next week, including various day one launches such as Age of Empires IV (PC) and Echo Generation. Here's what's coming to Xbox Game Pass between October 21st and October 28th:...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Two More Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (October 19)

    Including this fast-paced retro-FPS roguelite

    It's Game Pass day! We've got two more additions to the service today, although one of them already exists on Xbox Game Pass for console and cloud in the form of Outriders, while the other is the brand-new release, Into The Pit. Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today:

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Into The Pit
    • Outriders
  • News Xbox To Host Special 20th Anniversary Event This November

    "We invite you to join us"

    Microsoft has announced that a special Xbox Anniversary Celebration event will be taking place next month on November 15th, which is being described as a "special look back at 20 years of Xbox." More details will reportedly be shared soon, but this event won't feature any new game reveals: "We invite you to join us on...

    • Xbox
    • Event
    • Xbox20
  • News Phil Spencer Again Reiterates That Xbox Is 'Not Done' With Acquisitions

    "We're always out there looking"

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer appeared in a brief chat as part of WSJ Tech Live yesterday, where he made some very fleeting comments about acquisitions, once again confirming that Xbox is "always out there looking" for new studios. That said, he also made sure to note that there's "no quota, no timeline" in which this...

    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Acquisitions
  • Deals 200+ Games Included In This Week's Xbox Sales (October 19-26)

    Including 40% off Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Update: Xbox has added to this selection with a massive Shocktober Sale 2021, which is live for the next couple of weeks. These are deals are not included in the table below, but you can access them via the following links: Deals: Xbox Shocktober Sale Now Live, 200+ Games Included

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Deals
  • News The Witcher 3 Has Been Rated In Europe For Xbox Series X, Series S

    Not long to wait now

    Update: Bad news! The Witcher 3's next-gen upgrade has officially been delayed to the second quarter of 2022. Original story: It looks The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's free next-gen upgrade for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be with us in the near future, as this version of the game has been rated today in Europe by PEGI...

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    • The Witcher 3
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Ubisoft Is Reportedly Working On A New Mainline Splinter Cell Game

    Finally!

    We've got more exciting news to share today, as according to a new report, Ubisoft is finally working on a brand-new Splinter Cell game! This report comes from prominent leaker Tom Henderson and the folks at Video Games Chronicle. According to them, "development sources" have told the publication that the title is being used to "win back...

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    • Splinter Cell
  • Random Xbox Jokingly Says 'NO' To The Return Of The 360 Blades Theme

    "To be fair, I love the blades"

    If you hadn't already heard - Xbox's 20th-anniversary website is currently rocking the classic Xbox 360 blades design. Sure enough, it's got fans talking about the possible return of the blades as a theme on Xbox Series X|S. If you were wondering if it's going to happen, it seems the question has already been asked...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox 360
  • News Microsoft Promises More Xbox Mini Fridge Supplies Are On The Way

    They've been selling out within minutes

    The Xbox Mini Fridge is the talk of the town today, as pre-orders suddenly began at around 2pm BST, and sold out extremely quickly. If you weren't lucky enough to grab one, Xbox has advised that more supplies are on the way. In messages to disgruntled fans on Twitter, various Xbox employees advised that this...

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  • News Of Course, The Xbox Mini Fridge Is Already Being Resold At Ridiculous Prices

    Did you get one?

    Earlier today. the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge pre-orders went live in a 'blink or you'll miss it' moment. Starting from around 2pm UK time, it was only a matter of minutes before sites were registering them as out of stock, and you guessed it - before they appeared on eBay at extortionate prices. That's right, scalpers have struck...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Mini Fridge
  • News Forza Horizon 5 Has Officially 'Gone Gold' Ahead Of November Release

    "We’ve reached an important milestone"

    We've got some good news, as it's been confirmed that Forza Horizon 5 has 'gone Gold' ahead of its November 9th launch, which means the game is "now off for pressing of retail discs and final setup for digital release." The team described the announcement as an "important milestone" in a message to fans...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Horizon 5
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Phil Spencer: Xbox Won't Be Making A VR Headset Anytime Soon

    "We’re focused a lot more on the software side"

    Xbox head Phil Spencer has made numerous comments about his lack of interest in getting into the VR hardware space in the past, and if you were hoping he'd changed his mind, we've unfortunately got some bad news to share. Spencer mentioned during WSJ Tech Live earlier this week that the Xbox team...

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    • VR
    • Phil Spencer
  • Deals All Classic Xbox Games In This Week's Sales (October 19-26)

    Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles

    This week's selection of Xbox Deals is now live, and alongside the usual Deals with Gold and Spotlight offerings, we've also got a special Assassin's Creed Franchise sale, an EA Publisher sale and much more! Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 and original Xbox game available over the next week, but be...

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    • Deals
    • Classics
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
  • News Microsoft Flight Simulator: GOTY Edition Arrives As A Free Upgrade This November

    Complete with a bunch of new features

    As if Microsoft Flight Simulator wasn't incredible enough, the team at Asobo Studio has announced a special Game of the Year Edition of the game, which will be available as a free update for existing players on PC, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. This means you'll also be able to get access to it via Xbox Game...

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    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News 13 More Games Are Getting Touch Controls With Xbox Game Pass

    Now marking over 100+ games with the feature

    As is usually the case when an Xbox Game Pass announcement rolls around, a new bundle of titles have been improved with touch controls on Xbox Cloud Gaming. This means you'll be able to play games on the go without needing an Xbox controller linked up to your smart device. You can simply boot up the game...

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    • Xbox Cloud Gaming

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  • Rumour Xbox Has Some 'Big Announcements' To Share This Week

    And a Halo Infinite campaign showcase is "coming soon"

    Not to get your hopes up, but it's been rumoured that Xbox has some "big announcements" to share this week. This rumour comes courtesy of prominent leaker Tom Henderson, who says he's also heard from a separate source that the long-awaited single-player campaign showcase for Halo Infinite is...

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    • Announcements
    • Rumour
    • Halo Infinite
  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (October 18-22)

    Bring your toys back to life

    The games release schedule shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, this week is showing an even bigger selection than last week, with titles such as The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, and amazing looking Xbox Game Pass titles including Echo Generation. Here's everything coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X and...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Apologises After Getting Fans' Hopes Up With 'Special' Fable Tease

    "Sorry for any confusion"

    If you were browsing social media yesterday afternoon / evening, you might have seen that Xbox Game Studios Publishing on Twitter posted a tease for "something special" this week, with a suggestion it could be related to Fable. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case, as the brand has returned to Twitter to...

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    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Fable
  • News Xbox's Official Website Is Suddenly Rocking The Old Xbox 360 Look

    As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations

    Xbox's 20th anniversary is fast approaching on November 15th, and as part of the celebrations, the Xbox team has changed the layout of the official website to something resembling an old-school Xbox 360 design. As highlighted by Tom Warren on Twitter, you can visit the Xbox website right now and see the...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox20
  • News Another Ten Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Soon (October 31)

    Your last chance to climb Mount Celeste

    Microsoft has unveiled the next set of ten games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass in the latter part of October 2021, arguably highlighted by the departures of Celeste and four Five Nights at Freddy's games. Here's the full list of games currently set to leave on or around October 31:...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Rumour A New Killer Instinct Is In Active Development For Xbox

    "It's not just coming back, it's in active development"

    There's been a fair bit of talk about the potential of a new Killer Instinct over the past year, and now according to a rumour from Shpeshal Nick on TheXboxEra podcast, it may finally be becoming a reality. Nick brought this up as part of the 'Rumour Mill' section of the podcast, where he...

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    • Killer Instinct
    • Rumour
  • News Oddworld: Soulstorm Enhanced Edition Debuts On Xbox This November

    With a Collector Edition also up for grabs

    We've known for a while now that former PlayStation exclusive Oddworld: Soulstorm was coming to Xbox, and now we know it'll be arriving in late November in a special 'Enhanced Edition' for Xbox One, Series X and Series S. This edition (which is also heading to the Epic Games Store, PS4 and PS5) will...

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    • Oddworld
    • Oddworld Soulstorm
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Microsoft Is Giving Away A Custom Adidas Xbox Series X Bundle

    Complete with 20th Anniversary Forum Tech shoes

    Fancy another giveaway? Xbox is running a new competition to win a custom adidas Xbox Series X bundle, which not only includes a unique version of the console, but also a pair of adidas Xbox 20th Anniversary Forum Tech shoes and one of the brand-new, next-generation Hyperkin Duke Wired Controllers. To...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Adidas
  • News UFL Unveils Liverpool's Roberto Firmino As New Game Ambassador

    The upcoming free-to-play footie game

    We've been keeping a very close eye on the upcoming free-to-play football game UFL ever since it was first announced back at Gamescom 2021, and it's now unveiled a new ambassador in the form of Liverpool's Roberto Firmino. You can see what the Brazilian centre-forward looks like in-game in the clip below, and...

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    • UFL
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • FIFA
  • News Xbox's Compulsion Games Is Working On A New Third-Person Single-Player Game

    "We know where we're going"

    Compulsion Games, which is a developer under the banner of Xbox Game Studios, has revealed the first details about its next project following the success of We Happy Few, with the new title set to be a third-person story game. In an interview with Xbox Squad (transcribed by VGC)

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    • Compulsion Games
    • We Happy Few
  • News Elden Ring Delayed To February 2022, But There's A Closed Beta This November

    "Thank you for your trust & patience"

    We've got some good news and some bad news! The bad news is that Elden Ring has been delayed until February 25, 2022. The good news is that you'll be able to try the game as part of a Closed Network Test on Xbox this November. The news was revealed as part of a statement from the Elden Ring team earlier today:...

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    • Elden Ring
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Hit RPG Shooter Outriders Is Joining Xbox Game Pass For PC This Tuesday

    With the ability to transfer your progress

    Outriders made a huge splash when it launched with Xbox Game Pass on day one earlier this year, and now it's finally making its debut on Xbox Game Pass for PC as well, arriving with the service on Tuesday, October 19. If you've been playing the hit sci-fi RPG on your Xbox console already and you want to...

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    • Outriders
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PC