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  • News The Crysis Trilogy Has Been Added To EA Access On Xbox One

    Download each game from The Vault

    Crytek might have delayed its remaster of Crysis, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to wait around for it. Instead of that, why not play the original trilogy published by EA? It's now available via the EA Access vault on Xbox One. If you would like to relive these gloriously good-looking games on this...

    • Xbox One
    • EA
    • EA Access

YesterdayThu, 9th Jul 2020

  • Poll Which Box Art Do You Prefer, Xbox Series X Or PS5?

    Give us your verdict

    Sony has just unveiled a first look at PlayStation 5 box art via the PlayStation Blog, while the final Xbox Series X box art appears to have already cropped up at various retailers. You can take a look at both of them in more detail below: So, now that we seemingly have the final box art for both next-gen systems, which do...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • PS5
    • Polls
  • Guide The Complete List Of Xbox Series X Games

    Every game announced for Xbox Series X

    The Xbox Series X is officially on the way, with Microsoft currently targeting a Holiday 2020 release date for the system. There are still many more Xbox Series X titles to be announced over the coming weeks and months, but for now, we've put together this guide of every game revealed so far. Feel free to...

    • Xbox Series X
    • Guides
  • News Three More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass

    Update: Microsoft surprises us with a third

    Update (Thu 9th Jul, 2020 18:30 BST): Microsoft has gone and added another game to the list! Endless Space 2: Deluxe Edition is also now available for Xbox Game Pass for PC, which we've now included below. Original story (Thu 9th Jul, 2020 08:15 BST): Today's the day! Xbox Game Pass subscribers can now...

    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • PC
  • News Microsoft Exec Suggests Xbox One Hasn't Been Discontinued Amid Rumours

    But the speculation is ramping up

    You might have seen earlier today that our sister site Push Square noted that rumours have been rampant over the past few days that Microsoft might be discontinuing the Xbox One. And while that might indeed be the case before long, an Xbox executive has responded to suggest it's "very much still

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
  • News Phil Spencer: We're Always In The Market For New Xbox Game Studios

    'There's been no signal we should be slowing down'

    Xbox head Phil Spencer and the bosses of various developers under the Microsoft umbrella have been talking more about Xbox Game Studios in a fantastic feature with GamesIndustry.biz. As you can see from the title, Spencer also used this opportunity to explain that while the company is focusing on...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Microsoft
  • News Could A Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta Drop Later This Month?

    Oh please be true!

    Windows Central has posted a video to its YouTube channel giving its "predictions and reveals" for the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase event on July 23rd, suggesting 343 Industries might shadow drop a multiplayer beta for Halo Infinite on the exact same date. We really hope this is true! While the outlet classes part of the video as...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Play These Two Games For Free On Xbox This Weekend (July 9-12)

    Download them right now

    We didn't get any Xbox Live Free Play Days last week, but they've made a welcome return this time around! The two games included with the promotion this weekend are the highly-popular life simulation game The Sims 4, as well as online sandbox RPG Citadel: Forged with Fire. Both are available to download right now. The Sims...

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    • Xbox One
    • Free Play Days
    • The Sims 4
  • News Resi Evil Survey Asks If Players Would Buy A Digital Only Xbox Series X

    Questions centred around Resident Evil Village

    Capcom has shared a survey on Twitter centred around the upcoming release of Resident Evil Village in 2021, seemingly alluding to the potential of a digital only Xbox Series X in the process. The specific question relates to which systems players plan on buying in the first few years of release,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Resident Evil Village
  • News Adventure Game Forager Seemingly Coming To Xbox Game Pass Next Week

    Inspired by the likes of Stardew Valley, Terraria & Zelda

    It looks we've got another Xbox Game Pass addition on the way very soon in the form of 2D open world game Forager. This is being reported by the good folks over at True Achievements. According to an Achievement list which they recently picked up, the game is set to be released for Xbox One...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Forager
    • HopFrog
  • News Tony Hawk On Pro Skater Remastered: 'This Is Just A Start'

    Talking the future of the series

    Tony Hawk has been talking to Game Informer ahead of the release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 later this September, revealing that he feels the remaster is "just a start" for what's to come. Hawk made this comment when asked about the potential of further games, explaining that he was excited for veterans of the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 and 2
  • News Superhot: Mind Control Delete Launches For Xbox One Next Week

    Some players eligible for a free copy

    The third game in the Superhot series - Superhot: Mind Control Delete - is coming to Xbox One next week on July 16th, and it'll be a completely free download for some owners of the original game. Superhot: Mind Control Delete has been in active development on Steam since all the way back in 2017, but is now...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Superhot: Mind Control Delete

Wednesday8th Jul 2020

  • Talking Point Is It Time For Xbox Live Gold To Be Phased Out?

    What do you think?

    Earlier this week, industry insider Jeff Grubb highlighted Xbox Live Gold in an article on VentureBeat, explaining that he felt Microsoft might talk about the future of the service at this month's Xbox Games Showcase on July 23, and questioning whether it might be time to phase it out due to its outdated nature. And he makes a...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Live
    • Talking Point
  • Rumour Anticipated Third-Party Release To Be Announced For Xbox Game Pass?

    "Cyberpunk 2077 seems like a prime candidate"

    If the Xbox Game Pass library wasn't already impressive enough, it might be about to get even better. In the same VentureBeat article where industry insider Jeff Grubb said The Initiative wouldn't be bringing its game to Microsoft's upcoming Xbox showcase, he also shared a promising prediction...

    • Rumour
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
  • News New Fable Game Is Definitely On The Way, Reaffirms Insider

    "I know it's happening"

    We've been hearing reports of a new Fable game for a long time now, but just in case you were still in any doubt, we've had another one courtesy of Funhaus and ex-IGN employee Alanah Pearce. In a recent YouTube video, Pearce responded to a question of how likely a new Fable game is by confirming that it is "100% likely," and...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Fable
  • News Don't Expect An Xbox Series X Price Reveal In July

    It's sounding unlikely

    We hate to be the bearers of bad news and all, but according to multiple industry insiders, it's sounding like we won't get a price reveal for the Xbox Series X in July. Nor did we expect one. In a Twitter poll, noted games industry analyst Daniel Ahmad alluded to Microsoft not revealing a price for the system in July, and...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Games Showcase
  • News More Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Leaks Online, Quickly Removed

    This time from a boss fight

    Update: Sorry folks! The original video has already been copyright claimed and removed by Ubisoft. Original story: Remember the thirty-minute Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay footage that leaked online the other day? It's happened again, and this time the footage is of a boss fight from the work-in-progress version of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Assassins Creed Valhalla
  • News Microsoft Is Using Project xCloud To Help Game Developers Work From Home

    Via a PC Content Test App

    Microsoft has revealed that it has begun rolling out a special Project xCloud based app for PC to allow game developers to remotely access their Xbox Development Kits from home. The PC Content Test App works by offering a low-latency 60fps gaming experience that allows for continued game development, permitting creators to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Project xCloud
  • News Xbox Players Are Noticing Varying Discounts On GTA V This Week

    How much is it for you?

    Hear us out. We might be missing something here, but it looks like players on Xbox One are getting different deals on GTA V's Premium Edition this week via a "just for you" offer. As pointed out by a user on Reddit, the game is showing as available at up to 80% off for some players, with a little message underneath the price...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • GTA V
  • News WWE 2K Battlegrounds Brings Arcade Action To Xbox One This September

    And that's the bottom line

    2K has announced that WWE 2K Battlegrounds will release for Xbox One on September 18. The game is an over-the-top, multiplayer arcade experience that will feature exaggerated maneuvers, special abilities and devastating power-ups, complete with commentary from Mauro Ranallo and Jerry “The King” Lawler. Match types...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • WWE 2K Battlegrounds
    • WWE
  • News Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Coming To Xbox One, Xbox Series X In 2021

    "Embrace the role of 3 vampires"

    Yesterday's Nacon Connect 2020 event included a new look at Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, which was confirmed to be coming to both Xbox One and Xbox Series X when it releases in 2021. You watch the new trailer for the game above, which is based on the cult role-playing world and described as a narrative RPG in...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong
  • Random Xbox Game Pass Being Included With Packs Of Chewing Gum In Brazil

    But only seven day trials

    Here's a random story we first spotted on Reddit! In Brazil, chewing gum maker Trident has partnered with Microsoft to offer Xbox Game Pass to those who purchase Trident X Fresh Loot gum. You can see the snazzy packaging above, which comes with seven days of free Xbox Game Pass with no strings attached, and even better -...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Random
  • News The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope Sets October Release Date

    The second game in the Anthology

    Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games have announced that The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope will now release on October 30th for Xbox One, as well as other platforms. The second entry in the Dark Pictures Anthology had previously targeted a summer release before being delayed until the autumn. In addition to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

Tuesday7th Jul 2020

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

    July 7th 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...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Guides
  • Deals Over 200 Games, Bundles & Add-Ons In This Week's Xbox Sale

    Including a Couch Co-Op Sale

    Although it looks like the big Xbox Summer Sale is just around the corner, there's been no shortage of deals in this week's offering. In addition to the usual Deals with Gold and Spotlight discounts, there's a Couch Co-Op Sale and an EA Publisher Sale to take advantage of over the next few days. We've highlighted just a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Deals with Gold
    • Features
  • Rumour Xbox Tells Developers They Can't Charge For Next-Gen Game Upgrades As DLC

    But there are catches

    According to a report from Video Games Chronicle, Microsoft has told developers that they can't charge players to upgrade their current-gen games to Xbox Series X versions as DLC. The website says that publishing sources with knowledge of Microsoft‘s next-gen policies have revealed this information, explaining that it's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
  • News Nacon To Create Officially Licensed Accessories For Xbox One and Xbox Series X

    New partnership announced

    Nacon has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to create officially licensed accessories for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. The company revealed this during today's Nacon Connect 2020 stream, and highlighted that it will begin to show its products in the coming months. Until now, Nacon's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Nacon
  • News The Initiative Won't Reveal Its Game At July's Xbox Event, Says Report

    Microsoft holding it back?

    Last week, Video Games Chronicle's sources had mentioned that new Xbox studio The Initiative would unveil its first game during July's Xbox Games Showcase event. However, according to industry insider Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat, that won't be the case. It's all getting a bit confu

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • The Initiative
  • News Microsoft Might Not Show Everything At July's Xbox Showcase

    "It's going to hold some things back"

    As you've probably heard by now, Microsoft has officially announced its highly-anticipated Xbox Series X event will be taking place later this month on 23rd July. Although details are still limited, what we do know is that we'll be getting a proper look at Halo Infinite, as well as brand-new first-party game...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
  • Guide All The Backwards Compatible Games In This Week's Xbox Sale

    Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One

    This week's Xbox sale is now live, and like last week, there are quite a few backwards compatible games included in the bunch. In fact, they're all part of EA's publisher sale this time around, with the likes of the Dead Space, Mass Effect and Skate franchises all discounted over the next few days. We've...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • News Bungie Almost Returned To Microsoft Before Signing 2010 Activision Deal

    'Microsoft was very close to making a serious [offer]'

    Former Halo and Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell has revealed developer Bungie was very close to being reacquired by Microsoft before signing its multi-year deal with Activision in 2010 (via GamesIndustry.biz). In an interview on the HiddenXperia YouTube channel, O'Donnell explained that the...

    • Xbox
    • Bungie
    • Microsoft
  • News Nacon Announces Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown

    Watch the trailer

    Publisher Nacon has announced Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, along with a short teaser trailer for the game which you can see above. No release date or platforms have been revealed as of yet. Very few details have been provided, although Creative Director at KT Racing Alain Jarniou highlighted that Solar Crown was the name of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Test Drive Unlimited
  • News The First Seasons Of Naruto & Naruto Shippuden Are Currently Free On Xbox In The US

    Grab 'em while you can

    It's freebie time! For the next six days, Xbox users in the US can get the first seasons of Naruto (101) and Naruto Shippuden Uncut (101) for free via Xbox Live (thanks Cheap Ass Gamer). There don't appear to be any hidden catches here - Naruto Season 101 includes 25 episodes from the first season of the anime, and Naruto...

    • Xbox
    • Naruto
    • Naruto Shippuden
  • News Konami Won't Renew PES Licenses For Inter And AC Milan

    Not affected in eFootball PES 2020

    Konami has announced that it won't be renewing the licenses for Italian giants Inter Milan and AC Milan for the eFootball PES series going forward. However, the licenses will remain in eFootball PES 2020. The company says that both teams have been strong advocates for the eFootball PES series, and that it wishes...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • PES
    • Konami
  • Poll How Much Do Spiders Bother You In Games?

    Can you handle the creepy crawlies?

    I have a confession. I hate playing games with spiders in them. I'm the same with Headcrabs in Half-Life - their creepy-crawly nature has me wincing at the screen while simultaneously trying to obliterate them as quickly as possible. The upcoming survival game Grounded by Obsidian (coming to Xbox Game Preview and...

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    • Xbox One
    • Grounded
    • Polls
  • News Kingdoms Of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Launches For Xbox One In September

    Update: Microsoft Store pre-orders now available

    Update: Microsoft has now opened pre-orders for Kingdoms Of Amalur: Re-Reckoning on the Microsoft Store, with standard and FATE (containing the Fatesworn DLC) editions to choose from. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Kingdoms Of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
  • News Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood Heads To Xbox Series X In February 2021

    Coming to Xbox One as well

    Publisher Nacon has announced during today's Nacon Connect 2020 event that upcoming action-RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X on February 4, 2021. You can watch the extreme new gameplay trailer above. The game is described as "a unique experience full of savage combat and...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Werewolf: The Apocalypse Earthblood
  • News Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed To September, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

    "We appreciate your patience and understanding"

    2K and Hangar 13 have revealed that Mafia: Definitive Edition has been delayed until September 25, which was originally scheduled for an August 28 release. In a statement, the company revealed that challenges stemming from the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic were behind the delay: “Though we’d...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Mafia Definitive Edition
  • News Halo 3 Arrives For PC Via The Master Chief Collection Next Week

    Included for Xbox Game Pass subscribers

    343 Industries has announced that Halo 3 is officially coming to PC next week on July 14, and will be included at no extra charge for Xbox Game Pass for PC and Ultimate subscribers. The game, which will also be available on Steam on the same date, is expected to be available for £6.99/7.99 if you want to buy...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo 3
    • Halo Master Chief Collection
  • Watch Nacon Connect 2020, Featuring Test Drive Unlimited Reveal

    See the full recap here

    Update: The show is now over, but you can watch the full recap above. Original story: Welcome to today's Nacon Connect 2020 stream! The event will reveal four unannounced games including the next Test Drive Unlimited game, as well as a gameplay reveal of upcoming action-RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood. The event...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Nacon Connect 2020
    • Test Drive

Monday6th Jul 2020

  • Guide When Will The Xbox Summer Sale 2020 Be Revealed?

    Prepare for a barrage of discounts

    The Microsoft Store Summer Sale (also known as the Ultimate Game Sale and Super Game Sale) is almost upon us, during which a significant number of Xbox digital titles are expected to be discounted for a period of around ten days to two weeks. The official date of the sale hasn't been announced at the time of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Guides
  • Guide Everything We Know About July's Xbox Games Showcase So Far

    Update: We have a date!

    If you're a big Xbox fan, you're probably well aware of Microsoft's highly-anticipated Xbox Series X event coming up later this month. It's been a while since it was first announced however, so here's a guide to keep you up to date! Below, we've rounded up all the confirmations and notable rumours so far: What Is July's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
    • Features
  • Talking Point What Do You Want To See From July's Xbox Games Showcase Event?

    Let us know your wishlists

    Update (Mon 6th July, 2020 15:50 BST): It's been a few weeks since we first posted this, but now the event has an official date! Let us know what games you're hoping to see later this month in the comments below. Original story (Tue 23rd Jun, 2020 19:30 BST): We're sure you know about this by now - Microsoft is hosting a...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Microsoft
  • News Microsoft Announces Xbox Games Showcase For July 23

    Mark your calendars!

    Microsoft has announced that this month's highly-anticipated Xbox Series X event will take place on July 23 at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST. The event is being classed as an Xbox Games Showcase. There will also be a pre-show for the event hosted by Geoff Keighley on YouTube Gaming as part of Summer Game Fest, which...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Microsoft
  • News 8BitDo Unveils New xCloud Gaming Controller For Android

    Available for pre-order on Amazon

    Games hardware company 8BitDo has announced a new official xCloud gaming controller for Android phone and tablet devices, as well as a separate new clip for Xbox One and Elite controllers. The controller works via Bluetooth, and includes an 18-hour rechargeable battery. It's said to feature "ultimate control over...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Project xCloud
  • News EA UFC 4 Beta Spotted On Microsoft Store, Cover Stars Revealed?

    Beta "currently not available"

    A listing for a UFC 4 beta has appeared on the Microsoft Store, seemingly confirming the game's cover stars as Jorge Masvidal and Israel Adesanya. The listing doesn't give much information away about the game itself, revealing that "the fighter you become is shaped by your fight style, your achievements, and your...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • EA UFC 4
  • News Microsoft Reportedly Interested In Acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

    But there's some stiff competition

    Back in June, it was reported that AT&T was eager to sell its video game division Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to help pay off some of its debt, and now according to a new report, Microsoft might be interested in buying it. We're hearing this courtesy of The Information, which says that two people...

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    • Xbox
    • Warner Bros
  • News Ubisoft Shares More Details On This Sunday's Ubisoft Forward Event

    Including pre-show and post-show info

    Ubisoft has provided more details on what to expect from its Ubisoft Forward event taking place this Sunday. In an article on its official site, the company revealed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, Hyper Scape and "a few other surprises" will be part of the stream. An Assassin's Creed...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Ubisoft
  • News Battletoads Rated For Xbox One In Brazil

    Announcement on the way soon?

    It's been a while since we last heard anything about Rare's Battletoads, with no new details or footage having surfaced so far this year. However, as spotted by Gematsu, it's been rated today in Brazil for PC and Xbox One. Battletoads hasn't received a release window as of yet, although the ratings page seems to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Battletoads
  • Reminder Today Is Your Last Chance To Take Advantage Of These Xbox Deals

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Today is your last chance to take advantage of the current Deals With Gold, Spotlight, Add-On and Shocktober in Summer Sales on the Microsoft Store, with a new batch of discounts set to go live tomorrow. In the following table, we've once again highlighted some of the most notable deals, and you can also view all the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Deals with Gold
  • News Shadows Of The Damned Strangely Disappears From Xbox Store

    Still playable via EA Access

    We noted over the weekend that players are having issues getting Gears of War 3 to work on Xbox One, and Xbox 360 game Shadows of the Damned is also having issues. In this case, the issue is that Shadows of the Damned is no longer available to purchase on the Xbox Store. The page for the game still exists, but trying to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Shadows Of The Damned
  • News Nacon Connect To Reveal Four Unannounced Games Tomorrow

    Including the next Test Drive Unlimited

    Publisher Nacon has noted that it will reveal four unannounced games during tomorrow's Nacon Connect event, and we know one of them will be the next Test Drive Unlimited game. Nacon provided a schedule for the event in a press release, highlighting that a developer from KT Racing will be part of unveiling the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Nacon Connect
  • News Left 4 Dead Dev Shares Concept Art Of New Zombie Shooter Back 4 Blood

    Trailer currently in the works

    Left 4 Dead and Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios has shared a first look at concept art for Back 4 Blood, which is an upcoming co-op zombie FPS set to be published by Warner Bros. You can get a look at the concept art above, with the game's official Twitter account stating that "getting to this 4th of July has...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Back 4 Blood
  • News Shadow Warrior 3 Takes The FPS Series To The Next Level In 2021

    Gameplay footage on the way

    Devolver Digital has revealed that Shadow Warrior 3 is coming in 2021, and gameplay will be shown during this weekend's Devolver Direct 2020 on July 11. No platforms have been announced as of yet. You can watch the teaser trailer for the game above, which is accompanied with the following story blurb: "Shadow Warrior 3...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Shadow Warrior 3
  • Video Here's A Look At F1 2020's New My Team Mode

    Create your very own F1 team

    Codemasters' F1 2020 officially arrives for Xbox One later this week on July 10, and reviews and gameplay footage have already begun to surface across the web as of earlier today. There's lots to sift through, but arguably the most intriguing aspect of F1 2020 is its new My Team mode, which allows players to create...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • F1 2020
    • Codemasters

Sunday5th Jul 2020

  • News Early Gameplay Footage Of Assassin's Creed Valhalla Leaks Online

    From a work-in-progress version

    Update (Sun 5th Jul, 2020 22:20 BST): Ubisoft has quickly issued a copyright claim on the original video, but it already looks to be popping up elsewhere. Here are some screenshots if you missed it: Original story (Sun 5th Jul, 2020 22:10 BST): Gameplay footage from an early, work-in-progress version of Assassin's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Assassins Creed Valhalla
  • Rumour Lockhart Dev Kit Easy To Use, Won't Hold Back Xbox Series X

    "It is indeed the same CPU and SSD"

    Back on Friday, a user took to message board NeoGAF to allegedly share comments from a friend in the industry about the Xbox Lockhart - Microsoft's unannounced, lower-spec next-gen console. This information has reportedly been vetted by a moderator on the message board, but we still suggest taking it with a pinch...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Lockhart
  • News Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Shares Praise For PlayStation VR Game

    Developed by Seattle studio Camouflaj

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has taken to Twitter today to share praise for a PlayStation VR game - specifically Marvel's Iron Man VR, developed by the Seattle-based Camouflaj. In his tweet, Spencer noted he was proud to see the local studio launching an impressive game: This isn't quite as out of the blue as...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • PlayStation VR
  • News Insignia Team Shares Footage Of Original Xbox Games Working Online

    An Xbox Live replacement for the original Xbox

    You might remember that back in May, we learned of a new, unofficial project called Insignia that would reportedly allow original Xbox owners to play games online without any modifications or patches to software. Since then, the team behind the project has posted a couple of videos to YouTube showing...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Live
    • Insignia
  • News 343 Industries Is Adding A Jetpack Skull To Halo 3

    Finish the flight

    In the latest development update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries has revealed it will be adding a jetpack skull to the Halo 3 campaign. The team wanted something more than just an emblem to commemorate the upcoming launch of the third game on PC, so it's decided to add a completely new game modifier. There...

    • Halo
    • Halo 3
    • 343 Industries
    • PC
    • Xbox One

Saturday4th Jul 2020

  • Guide All Xbox Game Pass Games

    The Complete List For Xbox One & PC

    Looking for a complete list of Xbox Game Pass games for console and PC? You'll find every included title in the subscription-based service below, including backwards compatible Xbox and Xbox 360 games. It's worth noting that the console and PC versions of Game Pass are separate - if you want them both, you'll need...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Guides
  • News Players Are Reporting Issues With Gears Of War 3 On Xbox One

    Seems to have vanished for some owners

    Over the past few days, we've noticed increasing reports that Gears of War 3 isn't working properly on Xbox One. The issue still doesn't appear to have been fully resolved at the time of writing. As noted on the official Gears forum, the game vanished from owners' libraries earlier this week before appearing...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Gears Of War 3
  • News Game Freak's RPG Little Town Hero Gets A Surprise Release On Xbox One

    And you can download it right now!

    Out of nowhere, Game Freak has released its brand-new RPG Little Town Hero on the Xbox One. Although the Microsoft Store launch date is listed as 23rd June, according to multiple sources, this version has only just been made available. It'll set you back £17.99 / $21.49 and requires 2.4 GB of free space. If...

    • Xbox One
    • Game Freak
    • Little Town Hero
  • News Pick One: Which Of These Fighting Games Is Your Favourite?

    Soul Calibur VI, Mortal Kombat 11 or Injustice 2?

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the recent addition of Soul Calibur VI to the Xbox Game Pass lineup, we're focusing on three great Xbox One fighting games. We just want to know your favourite! Let's take a look at what we're working with: Soul Calibur VI (2018) The...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Pick One
  • News Star Wars: Squadrons Will Have A Hardcore Mode For Experienced Pilots

    Just don't get cocky, kid

    You'll be able to customise your Star Wars: Squadrons experience when the game launches later this October, allowing you to determine how authentic and challenging you want its gameplay to be. This was revealed by creative director Ian S. Frazier in a recent interview with IGN Japan, who explained that when you start the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Star Wars Squadrons
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 4th)

    Playing any Xbox Game Pass games?

    Welcome to the weekend! This past week saw the release of a handful of new Xbox One games, two new additions to the Xbox Game Pass library, and a massive Xbox sale including discounts on over 300 games, bundles and add-ons. Here's what we're playing over the next cou

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Talking Point
    • Features

Friday3rd Jul 2020

  • Feature These 10+ Games Are Coming To Xbox One Next Week (July 7-10)

    Start your engines

    Next week is a fairly busy one for new Xbox One releases, including a day one Xbox Game Pass title in the form of 2D action-RPG CrossCode. There are a couple of major releases for fans of simulation racing games to look forward to as well, with both Nascar Heat 5 and Codemasters' F1 2020 making their debuts. Let's take a look at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • News Xbox 'Edinburgh' Codename Spotted In Xbox One Operating System

    But what is it?

    We've been hearing about "Lockhart" for a while - the highly-rumoured codename for a second next-gen console from Microsoft. But now, another codename has been spotted under the name of "Edinburgh." Naturally, this has fuelled rumours that Microsoft might be working on another next-generation console. But ultimately, we have no idea...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Edinburgh
    • Xbox Series X
  • News The New Test Drive Unlimited Will Be Revealed Next Week

    Update: It's official!

    Update (Fri 3rd Jul, 2020 19:00 BST): It's official! Nacon and the official Test Drive Twitter account have confirmed that Test Drive Unlimited will be part of next week's Nacon Connect event on July 7. Original story (Wed 1st Jul, 2020 12:30 BST): It looks like we might get our first look at Test Drive Unlimited 3 next...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Test Drive Unlimited 3
  • News More Publishers Are Reportedly Considering Raising Next-Gen Game Prices

    2K announced an increase for NBA 2K21 yesterday

    Yesterday, we learned that 2K was raising the price of NBA 2K21's Xbox Series X and PS5 versions to £64.99/$69.99, and according to a research firm, more publishers might follow suit. Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, IDG Consulting President and CEO Yoshio Osaki explained that production costs have

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Tencent Opens US Studio, Working On AAA Game For Xbox Series X

    Led by Rockstar veteran Steve Martin

    Publisher Tencent Games is opening a new studio in the US, led by Rockstar veteran Steve Martin (via GamesIndustry.biz). The new developer is called Lightspeed LA, and is already working on a next-gen AAA open world game for Xbox Series X and PS5. It has recruited team members with experience at the likes of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Tencent Games
  • News New Halo Infinite Toys Contain No Key Spoilers, Says 343 Industries

    "We wouldn’t intentionally spoil key game details"

    Toy maker Mega Bloks recently unveiled its Mega Construx Halo Infinite range, appearing to spoil some potentially key details about the upcoming Xbox Series X launch title. However, developer 343 Industries has since commented on this, revealing that the toy reveal was planned and no key details...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Halo Infinite
  • News The First Avenger Captain America Arrives In Fortnite

    Wield the shield

    Epic Games has just revealed Captain America for its ever-evolving battle royale game, Fortnite. Of course, this super-soldier is armed with his indestructible shield and iron will. Here's a bit more about what to expect from this new outfit - now available from the Item Store, along with a video: Cap’s Outfit includes two...

    • Xbox One
    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
    • Marvel
  • News Upcoming Xbox Game Pass Title Drake Hollow Has Been Delayed

    For technical reasons

    Developer The Molasses Flood has revealed that its upcoming action village building game Drake Hollow has been delayed from its planned release date of July 17th. In a statement on Twitter, studio director Forrest Dowling explained that the reasons were "techincal, boring, complicated to explain, and all under NDA anyway":...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Drake Hollow
  • News Tennis World Tour 2 Is Being Developed By The Same Team Behind AO Tennis 2

    Here's your first look at gameplay

    It was revealed earlier this year that Tennis World Tour 2 was coming to PC and consoles in 2020, but here's something we didn't know - it's got a brand-new developer in Big Ant Studios. The Australian developer previously worked on January's AO Tennis 2, and publisher Nacon says after that first successful...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Tennis World Tour 2
  • News Celebrate Rocket League's Fifth Anniversary With New Items And Limited-Time Modes

    "Thank you to the Xbox Community for your continued support"

    It's hard to believe it's been five years since Rocket League first launched! As a result, Psyonix is celebrating with a special Fifth Anniversary event complete with all-new items and Limited Time Modes. The event runs until July 13, allowing players to earn balloons following Online...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Rocket League