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TodayMon, 19th Oct 2020

  • Guide All Of These Games Will Support 120FPS On Xbox Series X

    Take advantage of super high framerates

    One of the cool new features of the Xbox Series X (and Xbox Series S) is the ability to play games at up to 120 frames per-second, providing a new level of smoothness never before seen in Xbox history. That said, there are definitely some caveats, with one of them being that only certain titles will support...

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  • Video Here's A New Dirt 5 Trailer, Captured On Xbox Series X

    And you can watch it at 4K, 60FPS

    We've seen quite a bit of hands-on footage of Codemasters' Dirt 5 on Xbox Series X over the past week, and this latest official trailer for the game is captured entirely on the new console. There's been some debate about whether the game's visuals look truly "next-gen", b

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    • Dirt 5
  • News Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Heads To Xbox Game Pass This Week

    Master the art of destruction

    It was teased over the weekend, and now it's official! Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is coming to Xbox Game Pass, and it'll be available on the service as soon as this Thursday, October 22nd. The game will be available for console and Android users, and Game Pass members will also be able to get up to 10%...

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  • Poll Would You Release Halo Infinite's Campaign & Multiplayer Separately?

    In order to push it out earlier?

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently took part in a wide-ranging interview with Kotaku, and one of the topics he was asked about was the potential of shipping the delayed Halo Infinite in parts to release it as soon as possible. Spencer was non-committal in his response, telling the outlet that 343 Industries would drive...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Halo Infinite
  • Feature These 20+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (Oct 20-23)

    "Your mission is now your own"

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! It's another busy one, and while we haven't got too many major releases coming up, there are a few intriguing new Xbox Game Pass launches in the lineup... Let's take a look at the full list of upcoming games below: Bladed Fury (Oct 20): "An action game set in Ancient China,...

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    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • News Noir Detective Adventure Backbone Hits Xbox Game Pass Next Year

    Check out the new trailer

    We've seen little snippets of the intriguing Backbone over the past few months, but now publisher Raw Fury has confirmed it's coming to Xbox in 2021, and will launch as part of Xbox Game Pass. The game is a "noir roleplaying detective adventure" in which you play as raccoon private eye Howard Lotor as you interrogate a...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Backbone
  • News NBA 2K21 Is The Latest Game To Include Unskippable Ads

    It's not going down well

    It's only been just over a month since EA was criticised for including real world commercials during UFC 4 in-game replays (later removing them), but now 2K is also doing something similar with NBA 2K21. This time around, the ads appear during pre-game loading screens, with website

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    • NBA 2K21
  • Hardware Review 8BitDo SN30 Pro - An Excellent Way To Get Into Xbox Cloud Gaming

    We're really impressed with this xCloud controller

    Xbox Cloud Gaming (also known as Project xCloud) has proved highly popular since it was introduced as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for Android users back in September, but if you want to really take advantage of it, you're going to need some kind of controller or controller clip for playing your...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • 8Bitdo SN30 Pro
    • Hardware Review

YesterdaySun, 18th Oct 2020

  • News New Banjo-Kazooie And Conker Games Up To Rare

    Phil doesn't mind what his studios work on

    Rare is currently hard at work on its new game Everwild and is still busy providing regular updates for Sea of Thieves. What about some of its older IP, like Banjo-Kazooie and Conker - will any of these characters ever make a return? In the same Kotaku interview, Head of Xbox Phil

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    • Phil Spencer
  • News Watch Dogs: Legion Runs At 4K, 30FPS On Xbox Series X & PS5

    And it also features ray tracing

    Ubisoft has been providing a bit more information about how Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch title Watch Dogs: Legion runs on next-gen consoles in a Reddit AMA. This comes courtesy of live producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan, who highlighted that the game runs at 4K, 30FPS on Xbox Series X and PS5, also...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Talking Point What Is The Worst Xbox Game You've Ever Played?

    Share your horrible experiences with us

    Listen, we're all here because we absolutely love videogames. But that doesn't mean they always turn out for the best, and sometimes they can be downright dreadful for a wide variety of reasons. No developer sets out to make a bad game, but there are a lot of factors that can hinder their potential, and we've...

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  • News Get Observer: System Redux For 80% Off With This 'Veteran' Discount

    But you'll need to be quick

    Psychological horror Observer: System Redux is one of the launch titles for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this November, and owners of the original game can temporarily pre-order it for a massive 80% off! This is part of a "special veteran discount", but be aware that it's only live until Tuesday, October 20th:...

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    • Observer System Redux
  • News It Looks Like Rainbow Six Siege Is Coming To Xbox Game Pass

    According to this major tease

    We've already had a lot of Xbox Game Pass announcements so far this month, but it looks like we've got another one coming very soon in the form of Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. How do we know this? Well, the official Xbox Game Pass Twitter account posted the following image yesterday (with no accompanying...

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    • Rainbow Six Siege

Saturday17th Oct 2020

  • News Microsoft Is Already Working On Future Xbox Series Iterations

    "Our team doesn’t go away..."

    The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S aren't even coming out until next month, but Microsoft has confirmed that it has "already started" iterating on Xbox Series hardware for the future. Speaking to Kotaku, Phil Spencer was asked about whether Microsoft will eventually offer faster SSDs in new Xbox consoles to compete...

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    • Xbox Series S
  • News Some Games Actually Load Faster On Xbox Series S, Says Phil Spencer

    "Being honest, the Series S has surprised me"

    In the same Kotaku interview Head of Xbox Phil Spencer predicted the Xbox Series S to eventually outsell the Xbox Series X based on pricing alone, he was also asked to compare the two systems. While the Xbox Series X is still out in front, Spencer revealed he was genuinely "surprised" by the Xbox Series...

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  • News Series X Exclusives Could End Up On Xbox One Via Cloud Gaming

    "It could be a good way for us to bridge generations"

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently took part in an in-depth interview with Kotaku regarding all manner of topics, including the potential of Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud) coming to consoles in the future. Spencer has previously confirmed that this feature is in the works, but he took it one...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (Oct 17th)

    We're feeling a bit retro...

    Welcome to the weekend! This past week marked the busiest week of the year for new releases on Xbox, so there are plenty of new games to check out over the next few days including five recent Xbox Game Pass additions! We've also got a couple of ongoing sales, as well as three

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    • Xbox One
    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • News Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta Now Live On Xbox One

    Get an early hands-on preview

    Update: Activision has extended the Open Beta to Tuesday, October 20th, so you've got a little longer to take part! Original Story: Fancy checking out the new Call of Duty? Activision is hosting a Beta Weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and it's now available to everyone for free on Xbox One. You've got...

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    • Xbox One
    • Call Of Duty
  • News Roguelike Platformer Gonner2 Arrives On Xbox Game Pass Next Week

    "Our altruistic and unexpected hero Ikk is back!"

    Fancy another surprise Xbox Game Pass announcement?! Why not... Publisher Raw Fury has announced that 2D roguelike platformer Gonner2 is heading to Xbox Game Pass, and it'll be available on the service as soon as next Thursday, October 22nd. The game is a sequel to the 2018 Xbox One title, which...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Gonner 2

Friday16th Oct 2020

  • News NYC First Responder Becomes The First Consumer To Try The Xbox Series X

    "I'm humbled and truly honoured"

    How cool is this! NYC first responder Michael Santiago (@Toon_Medic) recently became the very first consumer in the world to get hands-on with the Xbox Series X as part of a Danny Peña x 368 Experience. As you can see from the video above, the solo event was actually a complete surprise for the medic (he thought it...

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    • Xbox Series X
  • News Japanese Outlet Unveils More Xbox Series X Unboxing Images

    Spoilers ahead!

    Our first look at the unboxing of the Xbox Series X came in the form of a video that surprisingly appeared on YouTube earlier this week, before it was later made private - presumably because it was posted a little too early. But now, as highlighted on Reddit, popular Japanese outlet Game Watch has also provided a more in-depth look...

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    • Xbox Series X
  • News Three LucasArts Classics Are Heading To Xbox Game Pass Soon

    And they're all the remastered versions

    Surprise announcement, anyone? Double Fine has revealed that three of its LucasArts remasters are coming to Xbox Game Pass (console, Windows 10 PC and Android), and they'll be with us as soon as October 29th! The three games are 90s adventure classics Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango, the...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News The Xbox Series X UI Might Not Render At 4K, But Does It Matter?

    "Every time I’ve seen it, it’s been 1080p"

    Digital Foundry's John Linneman sparked a fair bit of discussion yesterday on Twitter when he confirmed that the Xbox Series X dashboard and UI only renders at 1080p resolution... at least, so far. In a tweet, he explained that he was disappointed that the Xbox One X also did this while the PS4 Pro UI...

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    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Boss Hints At Exclusivity Potential For Bethesda Games

    'We don't have to ship those games on any other platform'

    The big debate ever since Microsoft announced its $7.5 billion acquisition of Zenimax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks last month was whether many future Bethesda games would now be exclusive to Xbox, including the likes of the highly-anticipated Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI...

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    • Phil Spencer
  • News Phil Spencer Thinks The Xbox Series S Will Outsell The Series X

    But not at launch

    The Xbox Series X might be the hot ticket at the moment in terms of the two new Xbox consoles hitting the market this November, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer believes the Series S will outsell it over the coming generation. Speaking to Kotaku, Spencer based his prediction on the low cost of the system: “I think, over the...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Obsidian Details Grounded's Xbox Series X|S Enhancements

    Next-gen update to boast "incredible detail"

    Obsidian's popular survival game Grounded is one of the optimised titles coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10th, and the developer has shared more details on what we can expect from its "special update". Specifically, the game will target 60 frames per-second on both systems, with the...

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    • Grounded
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Marvel's Avengers Xbox Series X|S Launch Delayed To 2021

    Playable with backwards compatibility until then

    One of the games that was notably absent from yesterday's list of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch titles was Marvel's Avengers, and now we've got an official reason for its absence. Unfortunately, Square Enix has decided to delay its next-gen enhancements, explaining that the team needs more...

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    • Marvels Avengers
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News CD Projekt Red Is Bringing A Slice Of Automotive History To Cyberpunk 2077

    Step aside, Roach

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Geralt's main mode of transport was his horse, Roach. In CD Projekt Red's new game, Cyberpunk 2077, horses have been converted into horsepower. In the fourth episode of Night City Wire, we got our first proper look at the vehicles in the game. There'll be bikes, cars, and even trucks of all shapes and...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Cyberpunk 2077
  • News Assassin's Creed Valhalla Has Gone Gold, Confirms Ubisoft

    Your Viking saga begins next month

    Are you ready for Assassin's Creed Valhalla? Ubisoft has confirmed that its upcoming Xbox Series X/S launch title has officially gone gold ahead of its release on November 10th. Basically, this means the game is finished and ready to go (outside of any pre-launch patches that are in the works), with the official...

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    • Assassins Creed Valhalla
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Codemasters' Onrush Temporarily Removed From The Xbox Store

    Multiplayer unavailable until December

    If you've been thinking about buying Codemasters' highly underrated 2018 racer Onrush from the Microsoft Store for Xbox One recently, you might have noticed that the game has disappeared entirely. The reason for this, according to Codemasters, is that Onrush is currently in need of a "security server update"...

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    • Xbox One
    • Onrush
  • News Co-Op Puzzler Mørkredd Launches With Xbox Game Pass This December

    The Orb is your fate

    Hyper Games has announced that it's bringing its brand-new, console exclusive physics puzzler Mørkredd to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10 PC, Steam, and (most importantly!) Xbox Game Pass this December. The game, which actually began life as a game jam back in 2017, requires up to two players to use light and shadow to...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Morkredd

Thursday15th Oct 2020

  • News Two More Of October's Xbox Games With Gold Are Now Available

    Free for Xbox Live Gold members

    You can now begin downloading the second batch of October 2020's Xbox Live Games With Gold titles (one day early!), which are the Xbox One game Maid of Sker and Xbox 360 game Costume Quest. Both titles are available right now from the Microsoft Store (links at the bottom of the page). Here's what you can look forward...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Games With Gold
  • News Xbox Series X Temperature Test Extinguishes Overheating Rumours

    "This is impressive engineering"

    There was a lot of talk a couple of weeks ago about whether the Xbox Series X potentially runs hotter than expected, but according to a variety of previews that have surfaced today, that doesn't seem to be the case. Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat took his investigation one step further, performing a makeshif

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    • Xbox Series X
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (Oct 15-18)

    Including this tactical online FPS

    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 2020 sports sim AO Tennis 2, prison break strategy RPG The Escapists 2, and tactical online...

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    • Xbox One
    • Free Play Days
  • News Five More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (Oct 15)

    The latest batch of titles

    It's that time again! We've got five brand-new additions to Xbox Game Pass to share, four of which are now playable on the service, with Age of Empires III to follow for PC in a few hours' time (update: it's now live!). Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today: Age of Empires III: Definitive...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Here's The Full List Of Xbox Series X|S Launch Day Titles

    Next-gen games you'll be able to play day one

    Here it is! Microsoft has today revealed the full Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch day lineup of optimised games, and it's a big one! We already knew about the vast majority of these, but there are also some new titles that have joined the list, with many of them supporting free upgrades via Smart...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Roundup Xbox Series X Final Preview Impressions

    The last bit of extensive pre-review coverage

    We've seen plenty of coverage from various content creators with access to the Xbox Series X over the past few weeks, and today they've been publishing their final major previews ahead of the console's launch on November 10th. On first glance, there's a lot of positivity flying around! Let's take a...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Roundup
  • Feature Pick One: Which Xbox Series Launch Game Are You Most Excited For?

    What are you most eager to play?

    Thanks to Microsoft, we've now been treated to the complete day one launch lineup of optimised games coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10th, making up 30 titles in all. This includes brand-new releases such as Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, as

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Pick One
    • Features
  • News Gears 5 Loads A New Campaign In Just 8 Seconds On Xbox Series X

    It's a massive improvement on the Xbox One X

    You've probably heard about this by now - The Coalition is going back and optimising Gears 5 for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, complete with a 120fps multiplayer option and lots of visual improvements. Those who have been lucky enough to preview the Xbox Series X have been

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Gears 5
  • News Aussie Telco Showing Off Xbox Series X Prototypes Ahead Of Launch

    Get an early look in-store

    Ahead of the Xbox Series X launch next month, Australia's largest mobile network Telstra is currently showing off prototype models of Microsoft's next-generation console in-store. Being prototype models, they're not up and running - but if you are curious to see this towering beast before its official arrival and happen...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Telstra
  • Report GameStop To Share In Digital Revenues For Every Xbox It Sells

    Due to its new partnership with Microsoft

    Here's some potentially huge news! According to a report from Investment Advisor DOMO Capital Management, LLC, Microsoft and GameStop's recently announced "strategic" partnership will allow the latter to share in revenues for digital content from any Xbox console that the retailer sells moving forward. The...

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    • GameStop
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller Warranty Extended To One Year

    Following reports of mechanical issues

    If you're a proud owner of the premium Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, we've got some good news - Microsoft has extended the standard warranty on the controller from 90 days to one year. In an explanation on the official Xbox website, the company highlighted that "a small percentage" of owners had...

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    • Xbox Elite Series
  • News Planet Coaster Rides Into The Xbox Series X|S Launch Lineup

    Build the theme park of your dreams

    Frontier Developments has confirmed today that Planet Coaster: Console Edition is the latest entry into the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch lineup, arriving alongside the two systems on November 10th. The game, which will also be available for Xbox One on the same date, is an extension of the highly...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Planet Coaster
  • News Destiny 2 Is Being Optimised For Xbox Series X|S This December

    And it leverages Smart Delivery

    Bungie has confirmed today that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S optimised versions of Destiny 2 will arrive on December 8th, with the game presumably available via backwards compatibility until then. The game will run at 60 frames per-second with faster load times, cross-generation play and a field of view slider...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Destiny 2

Wednesday14th Oct 2020

  • News Here's What's Included In The Xbox October 2020 Update

    Getting ready for the Series X|S

    The Xbox One October 2020 update has now begun rolling out to all users, and it's a big one this month, with a "fresh look and feel" being applied to the user interface ahead of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch in November. Specifically, you'll now notice that Microsoft has made changes to tile shape,...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Forza Horizon 4 Perk Now Available With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

    Get behind the wheel of some free cars

    There's only one new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk joining the lineup this week, but it's a big one! Forza Horizon 4 players can now get access to a free Road Trip bundle for the game. By redeeming this, you'll be able to get behind the wheel of the 2005 Honda NSX-R, 2011 Koenigsegg Agera, 2010 Pagani Zonda R,...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Forza Horizon 4
  • Deals Save Up To 60% With The Xbox Studios Hall Of Fame Sale

    Discounts on Xbox Game Studios titles

    Microsoft is currently hosting the Xbox Hall of Fame promotion, in which fans are competing to earn their spot in the Xbox Hall of Fame throughout much of October, and to celebrate this, the company has decided to unleash a brand-new, first-party focused sale on the Microsoft Store. There are 18 games and...

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    • Xbox One
    • Deals
    • Roundup
  • News You Can Now Decorate Your Xbox Profile With Series X|S Themes

    "Show your excitement for the upcoming launch"

    Fancy making a change to your Xbox profile? Microsoft has today unleashed the new Profile Themes feature for all users as part of its October 2020 update, adding some new designs for the Xbox Series X|S in the process. As demonstrated in the video below, you can access these by heading to your profile...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Two More Ex-Naughty Dog Talents Join New Xbox Studio The Initiative

    Building the team

    The project The Initiative is working on remains a complete mystery. According to a rumour, the new Xbox studio is working on a game that "plays in the Perfect Dark universe" but might not be "exactly" Perfect Dark. In the latest update, it seems Naughty Dog's former head of melee animation, Lee Davis, has now joined the Microsoft...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • The Initiative
  • News Microsoft Has Spent 500K Hours Testing Back Compat Xbox Games For Series X|S

    "To ensure your experience is the best possible"

    Microsoft provided some more details yesterday on the effort it's putting into backwards compatibility on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, confirming that by the time the two consoles launch on November 10th, it will have spent "well over 500,000 hours" testing gameplay across the entire Xbox...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Random Someone Added A Giant Xbox Series X To Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Don't worry, it's not to scale

    What do you do when you're eagerly looking forward to the release of the Xbox Series X on November 10th, and you're also a big fan of Microsoft Flight Simulator? You combine the two together! That's exactly what Reddit user Oh_Gaz has done, modding his copy of Flight Sim to feature a giant Xbox Series X in Redmond,...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Talking Point Were You A Fan Of The Original Xbox 'Duke' Controller?

    The controller that started it all

    It's hard to believe, but next year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the original Xbox. The controller that shipped with that Xbox, of course, was the legendary "Duke" - a controller that was ridiculed for its overly large size at the time, but also beloved by a pretty sizeable group of fans. The Duke...

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    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • News Nacon Unveils New Range Of 'Designed For Xbox' Controllers

    Including two for Android devices

    Accessory maker Nacon has unveiled its latest range of Xbox controllers, which includes two specially designed for Android mobile devices, and two for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows 10 PC. Let's take a look at each of them in turn: MG-X The two MG-X controllers are sturdy and include adjustable stands...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Manifold Garden To Receive A Launch Day Upgrade For Xbox Series X|S

    It's a "timed exclusive upgrade"

    We've got another launch title to add to the list! William Chyr Studio‬ has confirmed that indie first-person puzzle game Manifold Garden is getting an upgrade for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, available as a "timed exclusive". According to the developer, the next-gen version will run at native 4K, 60fps on...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Manifold Garden
  • News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Rated In Korea Following Months Of Rumours

    It's time to unleash this thing, EA

    We've been hearing so many rumours about an apparent Mass Effect Trilogy remaster over the past few months, and now the game has been rated by the The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea (thanks Gematsu). As recently rumoured, it looks set to be called Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and according to

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    • Xbox One
    • Mass Effect

Tuesday13th Oct 2020

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2020

    October 13th Quests now live

    Have you checked out the Xbox Game Pass Quests program yet? If not, why not?! For Xbox Game Pass members, they're a great way of earning extra money while trying out some different games. In this article, you'll find everything you need to know about Xbox Game Pass Quests, and most importantly, various tips and tricks to...

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    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Guides
  • News These 8 Games Are Coming To Xbox Game Pass Soon (Oct 15-22)

    Return to this Xbox 360 classic

    The latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles has arrived! Microsoft has today unveiled another 8 games coming to the service, including Age of Empires III (PC) and Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition! Here's a list of what's on the way over the next week-or-so: Date Game Platform Oct 15 Age of Empires III:...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PC
  • News Another 6 Games Will Leave Xbox Game Pass Later This Month (Oct 30)

    Ending, the Clone War is

    Microsoft has today highlighted six games that will be removed from Xbox Game Pass on October 30th, including the likes of Afterparty, Lego Star Wars III and Tacoma. In addition to these, don't forget that we're also losing five more games from the service on Thursday, October 15th, including Metro 2033 Redux and Felix the...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Fallout 4 Runs At Double The Frame Rate On Xbox Series X|S

    "A new way to preserve and enjoy this legendary title"

    Microsoft highlighted all the way back in May that it was working on "new classes of innovations including the ability to double the frame rate of a select set of titles" with backwards compatibility on Xbox Series X|S, and it has now confirmed that the first of those games is Bethesda's Fallout...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Fallout 4
  • Deals Over 200 Games, Bundles & Add-Ons In This Week's Xbox Sale (Oct 13-20)

    Including some Retro Fun discounts

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! This time around, in addition to the usual Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sales, we've got also got a huge Retro Fun sale to take advantage of. We've highlighted a few of the most notable Xbox games offers in this week's current sale below, and Xbox Live's Major...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Deals With Gold
    • Features
  • News David Cage Admits He Isn't A Fan Of Xbox Having Two Next-Gen Consoles

    The Quantic Dream CEO thinks it's "questionable"

    Microsoft's decision to release two next-generation consoles this November - the Xbox Series X and the lower priced Xbox Series S - seems to have garnered a largely positive reception so far, but someone who isn't so keen on the idea is Quantic Dream founder and CEO, David Cage. Cage, who has written...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • David Cage
    • Quantic Dream
  • News 343 Has No Plans To Add Halo 5 To The Master Chief Collection

    'Sorry to crush your dreams'

    There's been a bit of speculation over the past couple of years that 343 Industries might eventually add Halo 5: Guardians to Halo: The Master Chief Collection in an attempt to gather as many Halo games in the package as possible, but the studio has confirmed that this isn't in the plans (thanks RPS). In its latest blog...

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    • Xbox One
    • Halo
    • Halo 5
  • News Xbox 360 Cloud Saves Will Soon Be Free For Everyone

    Xbox Live Gold no longer required

    Xbox cloud saves were introduced back in the late days of the Xbox 360 era, but up until this point, using them for games on the console has required you to be an active Xbox Live Gold member. Fortunately, all of that is going away in conjunction with the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Crackdown 2 And Halo Dev Ruffian Games Purchased By Rockstar

    Rebranded as Rockstar Dundee

    Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two have acquired Scottish-based studio Ruffian Games - rebranding it Rockstar Dundee. The developer was formed in 2008 and is arguably best known for developing Crackdown 2, which was released on the Xbox 360 in 2010. In addition to this, it worked on multiple Kinect titles...

    • Rockstar Games
    • Industry
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
  • News Yakuza: Like A Dragon Lets You Choose Between 1440p & 900p On Xbox Series S

    Depending on your frame rate preference

    Yesterday provided us with a first look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon running on Xbox Series X, and we learned that the game features three different performance modes - normal, high resolution and high frame rate. Now, a SEGA representative has provided some additional details on the Xbox Series S version as part...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Yakuza Like A Dragon
  • News Borderlands 3 Joins The Day One Launch Lineup For Xbox Series X|S

    "There has never been a better time to jump in"

    2K announced a month ago that it would be bringing an enhanced version of Borderlands 3 to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and has confirmed today that it'll be available day one, November 10th. The game will display at 4K, 60fps on Xbox Series X (no word on the Xbox Series S version as of yet), and...

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    • Borderlands 3
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Random Ever Played Xbox On A Smart Fridge? This Guy Has

    An unorthodox use of Xbox Cloud Gaming

    It was inevitable following the release of Xbox Cloud Gaming for Android users last month that fans would find ways to play their games in unorthodox ways, but none of us probably would have guessed that someone would be playing DOOM Eternal on a Samsung Smart Fridge. But, as you can see below, that's exactly...

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    • Project xCloud
    • Random
  • Interview Getting Musical With Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Composer Gareth Coker

    The mastermind behind the award-winning soundtrack

    It's been a huge year for Moon Studios' Ori series, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the wildly successful Ori and the Blind Forest back in March, and following it up that same month with a critically-acclaimed sequel which Microsoft recently crowned as the highest-rated game it's published in...

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    • OriTheGame
    • Gareth Coker
    • Interviews
    • Features

Monday12th Oct 2020

  • Feature These 30+ Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (Oct 13-16)

    It's the busiest week of the year so far

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! We've got a very busy few days coming up across Xbox One and Xbox for PC, with releases including NHL 21, G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition and many more. Let's take a look at the full list of upcoming games below:

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • News Warehouse Photo Shows The Xbox Series X Boxed Up And Ready To Go

    Is it November yet?

    It's almost time for the Xbox Series X (and the Xbox Series S) to be shipped out around the world in time for their release on November 10th. Your brand-new console might even be being prepared as you read this. But just in case you weren't excited enough, check out this recently surfaced photo of a whole batch of Xbox Series X...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
  • News The World's First Xbox Series X Unboxing Video Has Leaked

    We're loving the packaging

    It was bound to happen eventually, but we didn't expect it an entire month before launch! Somehow, this person has already managed to unbox an Xbox Series X retail unit, and the video gives us a good look at the elaborate and well-designed packaging inside the box (thanks Video Games Chronicle). We haven't embedded it in...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
  • Roundup First Impressions Of Dirt 5 Running On Xbox Series X

    Here are some early previews

    We've all been waiting patiently for some next-gen Xbox Series X gameplay over the past few weeks, and Microsoft has provided it to us in the form of Codemasters' Dirt 5, which launches alongside the console on November 10th. Those who already have access to the system have received a not-final version of the game which...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Dirt 5
  • News Yakuza: Like A Dragon Has Three Performance Modes On Xbox Series X

    But which is the best?

    Following initial impressions for Dirt 5 on Xbox Series X going live earlier today, the embargo has now dropped for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which also arrives on launch day, November 10th. Early previews seem to be largely positive for the game, but in terms of its Xbox Series X specific features, there doesn't appear to be...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Yakuza Like A Dragon
  • News Dirt 5 Preview Build For Xbox Series X Is 'Weeks' Old, Confirms Dev

    "We've made a lot of improvements"

    Today gave us our very first look at Codemasters' Dirt 5 running on the Xbox Series X, and while impressions have generally been positive, some outlets and fans have pointed out a handful of minor issues with the preview build, including occasional instances of screen tearing. Nevertheless, the game still runs...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Dirt 5
  • News Dirt 5's Load Times Described As 'Blisteringly Fast' On Xbox Series X

    Get into races quicker than ever

    In case you missed it, a bunch of previews for Codemasters' Dirt 5 running on Xbox Series X went live earlier today, and pretty much everyone has been highlighting the game's fast load times. The general consensus is that Dirt 5 does a great job of cutting down waiting times, loading "detailed environments with...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Dirt 5
  • News Xbox Series X|S Quick Resume Works Even After Unplugging The Console

    Jump back into your games instantly

    Both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S boast a very cool new feature in the form of Quick Resume, which allows you to jump between multiple games instantly without being forced to reload them. It's a great addition, but what happens when you need to turn off your console entirely? Surprisingly... nothing! Quick...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Dirt 5 Can Achieve A Near-Locked 120FPS On Xbox Series X

    But with some visual drawbacks

    Those who have been fortunate enough to get their hands on an Xbox Series X so far have been given access to an early preview version of Codemasters' Dirt 5, and this is particularly interesting because the game supports the ability to run at 120 frames per-second on compatible TVs and moni

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Dirt 5
  • Review FIFA 21 - The Slightly More Beautiful Game

    Heading in the right direction

    It's that time of year again, as EA's never-ending FIFA franchise dribbles down the tunnel and out onto the pitch for another brand new season. It's an incremental update for the most part this time around, there are no really big marquee additions or modes to speak of here, beyond Volta's new story "Debut", but the...

    • Reviews
    • Xbox One
    • FIFA 21
  • News The Next Outer Worlds Game Is Reportedly In Pre-Production

    "This is the current status"

    It might not come as much of a surprise given its excellent reception, but it looks like Obsidian is working on a sequel to last year's popular action-RPG The Outer Worlds, at least according to one insider. This comes from Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad, who has suggested that the most recent update he's...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • The Outer Worlds
    • Obsidian
  • News Play Gears Tactics, And You'll Get Gabe Diaz For Free In Gears 5

    You just need to complete the tutorial

    Gears Tactics makes its Xbox console debut alongside the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this November 10th, and by completing the tutorial, you'll unlock the game's main character for use in Gears 5. Specifically, the Armored Gabe Diaz Skin will be available to use in Gears 5 multiplayer...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Gears 5
    • Gears Tactics