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TodayFri, 23rd Oct 2020

  • News Xbox Boss Teases Potential Of xCloud TV Streaming Sticks

    Along with a new Game Pass tier

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has been talking to Stratechery about the potential of Microsoft introducing Cloud Gaming streaming sticks, as well as potentially bundling something like this with Xbox Game Pass (via The Verge). Spencer noted to the outlet that lower priced hardware will likely become part of the Xbox...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • xCloud
  • News Corsair Launches Its First Officially Licensed Xbox Wireless Headset

    For Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

    Corsair has unveiled its very first officially licensed headset for Xbox in the form of the HS75 XB Wireless Gaming Headset, compatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One. The headset utilises custom-tuned 50mm neodymium drivers and Dolby Atmos spatial audio, as well as a uni-directional microphone along...

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    • Corsair
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Halo 5 Won't Be Enhanced, But Will Perform Better On Xbox Series X

    "We're excited for you all to jump on"

    There was plenty of excitement in the Halo community earlier this week when it was announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection would be getting a 120FPS enhancement for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but it also conjured up some questions about the fate of Halo 5: Guardians on the new consoles. In...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Halo 5
  • News Killer Instinct Is Now 'Fully Backwards Compatible' On Xbox Series X|S

    But there are "no performance changes"

    With the next-generation of Xbox on the horizon, a lot of games featuring Microsoft's IP will be receiving backwards compatibility updates. Earlier this week, for example, we heard how Halo: The Master Chief Collection would get a special upgrade enabling 120fps and 4K, and now a new update for Killer Instinct...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Killer Instinct

YesterdayThu, 22nd Oct 2020

  • News Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Was Just As Shocked By Minecraft Steve's Smash Bros. Win Screen

    "Yeah. Who did that?"

    Minecraft Steve's inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch has drawn plenty of attention over the past couple of weeks, but not always for the intended reasons! Following his addition, plenty of fans took to social media to point out how inappropriate his victory screen appeared to look, and if you haven't...

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    • Phil Spencer
    • Minecraft
    • Smash Bros
  • News System Error Sees Xbox Series X Delivery Dates Changed To October

    Oops...

    If you happen to live in Australia or New Zealand and you've pre-ordered an Xbox Series X|S from the Microsoft Store, you might have noticed that the delivery date has changed to as soon as next week! We've seen plenty of reports of this, but Xbox ANZ on Twitter has been busy responding to the date change, confirming that it's just the...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Four More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (Oct 22)

    Master the art of destruction

    It's Xbox Game Pass time! Along with the addition of rogue-platformer ScourgeBringer to the service yesterday, we've got four more titles to share that are now live across Xbox One and Android. Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today: Cricket 19 (Xbox One) Play along through

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Warehouse Photo Gives Us A Closer Look At The Xbox Series S Retail Box

    Here's our first sneak peek

    These photos are really starting to crop up now! We've been treated to a couple of warehouse shots of the Xbox Series X retail box in recent days, and now the packaging for the Xbox Series S has also appeared. As you can see, the photo gives us a better idea of the size of the box, including its depth: To no surprise,...

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    • Xbox Series S
  • News Microsoft Adds Touch Controls To 10 More Xbox Game Pass Titles

    Giving you more ways to play

    Following the release of Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud) for Android with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate last month, Microsoft made Minecraft Dungeons available to play entirely with touch controls. Now, it's adding ten more games to that list, ensuring that you don't even need a controller in order to enjoy some of

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Project xCloud
  • Deals 15+ Ubisoft Games Heavily Discounted In New Xbox Sale

    All with Watch Dogs inspired cover art

    Microsoft has been throwing new sales at us these past couple of weeks! This time, it's a Watch Dogs: Legion focused Ubisoft sale, spanning 17 games, bundles and add-ons with discounts of up to 75%. Ubisoft has also gone one step further, creatively injecting the digital cover art of each of these games with...

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    • Xbox One
    • Ubisoft
    • Deals
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (Oct 22-25)

    One giant step on mankind

    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 the remaster of the cult-classic Destroy All Humans, Bethesda's online action role-playing game Fallout 76,...

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    • Xbox One
    • Free Play Days
  • News Xbox Series VR References Spotted In Microsoft Flight Simulator Files

    What's all this then?

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed earlier this year that Microsoft has no plans to support VR at the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but we wouldn't rule out the possibility of VR on Xbox eventually. In fact, as reported by Windows Central, a user on the Microsoft Flight Simulator

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
    • VR
  • News The Xbox Series X Still Has An IR Receiver, It's Just Hidden

    Your Xbox One Media Remote will still work

    The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S might not be as TV oriented as the Xbox One was back in 2013, but many of us nevertheless enjoy using our Media Remotes to watch our favourite shows and films on Xbox. And here's the good news - your Xbox One Media Remote will work with no issues on the new systems...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Rare's Sea Of Thieves Fate Of The Damned Update Goes Live Next Week

    Just in time for Halloween

    It's nearly Halloween and you know what that means in Sea of Thieves, right? It's time for a spooky event! Well, not quite just yet, but very soon according to Rare. In a tweet over on the official Twitter account, it's been revealed the new update - Fate of the Damned - will set sail next week on 28th October. The...

    • Xbox One
    • PC
    • Rare
    • Sea of Thieves
  • News Parkour Slasher Ghostrunner Will Get A Free Xbox Series Upgrade

    The Xbox One version arrives next week

    We've been keeping a particularly keen eye on hardcore FPP (first person parkour) slasher Ghostrunner ever since it received a release date for Xbox One last month, and now it's also been confirmed as getting an Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S upgrade in 2021, available at no extra charge. We're not sure...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Ghostrunner

Wednesday21st Oct 2020

  • News Yep, The Xbox Series X Has Been Spotted In A Warehouse Again

    Is it us, or are the days getting longer?

    We can't handle this level of teasing! It was just over a week ago that a warehouse photo leaked onto the net showing a whole batch of Xbox Series X consoles boxed up and ready to go, and now we've got another one. This time, it comes courtesy of a poster on Reddit who simply says they "work in a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
  • Video Here's 13 Minutes Of Horror-Adventure Scorn Running On Xbox Series X

    The Xbox Series X|S console exclusive

    We first heard about Xbox Series X/S console exclusive Scorn all the way back in May, but now courtesy of GameSpot, we can get a first look at 13 minutes of its grotesque, unsettling gameplay. The game is set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and sombre tapestry, taking visual inspiration from Swiss...

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    • Scorn
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Talking Point What November 2020 Xbox Games With Gold Do You Want?

    Big month for the Series X|S launch?

    Believe it or not, it'll soon be time again for another set of Xbox Games with Gold titles! The month of October has seen Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut, Maid of Sker, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, and Costume Quest all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Games With Gold
  • News Get A Free Copy Of Halo 5: Guardians With Monster Energy

    While supplies last

    It's freebie time! Monster Energy is currently giving away free copies of Halo 5: Guardians as part of its Monster Energy x Halo Infinite promotion (US only), but you'll need to be quick as supplies are limited. To sign up, you'll need to head to the Earn Rewards website and create a new account, after which you "will have the...

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    • Xbox One
    • Halo
    • Halo 5
    • Monster Energy
  • Random The New Xbox App's Shade Of Green Is Causing Mild Frustration

    "Why Xbox, why?"

    Here's a story we didn't think we'd ever be reporting on! Ever since the release of the new Xbox mobile app for iOS users earlier this week, some fans have been pointing out a particularly off-putting aspect of its design - its shade of green is different from the other Xbox apps on the platform. It's the end of the world as we...

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    • Xbox App
    • Random
  • News Xbox ANZ Is Teasing Something Related To The Series X

    Update: Tune in November 9th

    Update (Wed 21st Oct, 2020 03:30 BST): The 9th November has now been locked in. As previously mentioned, it seems like this teaser is tied to the system's launch, as it's taking place exactly an hour before the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch (New Zealand time) on 10th November. The same date has been shared on...

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    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
  • Guide Which Xbox Series X|S Launch Titles Support Smart Delivery?

    Everything you need to know

    Microsoft is implementing a brand-new service with the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this November called "Smart Delivery", but what exactly is it all about, and what games are supported? Here's what you need to know. What Is Xbox Smart Delivery? Xbox Smart Delivery is a service being introduced with...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Smart Delivery
  • News 2K Responds To Complaints About Unskippable Ads In NBA 2K21

    "These ads are not meant to run as part of the pre-game introduction"

    Update: 2K has now issued a response to this, explaining that the pre-game Oculus Quest 2 ad "impacted our players' experience in a way we didn't intend", and confirming it'll be fixed in future episodes. Original Story: It's only been just over a month since EA was criticised...

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    • Xbox One
    • NBA 2K21
  • Talking Point Which Is The Most Underrated Xbox Game?

    What do you think?

    There have been well over 5000 (!) Xbox games released over the past twenty years, spanning three generations of consoles beginning with the launch of the original Xbox back in late 2001. It's inevitable, then, that some of those games were always destined to go under the radar, and the sad truth is that some of them were really...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • News Gears 5's Input Latency Has Been Heavily Reduced On Xbox Series X

    'It feels better than ever'

    We've been hearing great things about Gears 5 on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S over the past few weeks, and The Coalition has now detailed the game's seriously impressive Series X input latency. You can see a full roundup of all the timings below (captured using a 65' CX LG OLED TV), but the basic breakdown is that it...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Gears 5
  • News Gears Of War Creator Says He's Got Some Ideas For A 'Little' Game

    "the success of Fall Guys and Among Us give me hope"

    Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski has previously mentioned how he wouldn't mind returning to the video game industry. At the start of the year, he even offered to help Microsoft out with the sixth Gears game - explaining how he had some unfinished business. Now, in a recent Facebook post...

    • Xbox
    • Cliff Bleszinski
    • Gears of War
    • Epic Games
    • Industry
  • News PUBG Is Now Finally Playable At 60FPS On Xbox One X

    Soon to include Xbox Series X

    Even despite it being Enhanced for Xbox One X, popular battle royale Player Unknown's Battlegrounds has only ever supported 30FPS gameplay on the system... until now. With the release of console update 9.1, the game's developer has confirmed that the frame cap has been lifted to 60FPS on Xbox One X, albeit only at...

    • Xbox
    • PUBG
    • Xbox One X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Multiplayer Update Adds Free Skate

    But only for private sessions

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 released to plenty of acclaim back in September (we called it a "very faithful remake" in our review), but pretty much everyone was in agreement that its multiplayer features were somewhat lacklustre. Developer Vicarious Visions has now combated this with a brand-new multiplayer focused...

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    • Xbox One
    • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • News Rogue-Platfomer ScourgeBringer Joins Xbox Game Pass For Console, PC

    "Much like a crossbreed between Dead Cells and Celeste"

    We've got another brand-new addition to Xbox Game Pass to shout about today in the form of ScourgeBringer, which is a roguelike-platformer described as a "crossbreed between Dead Cells and Celeste." The game, which enjoyed a highly successful Early Access period on Steam for PC (it holds a...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • ScourgeBringer

Tuesday20th Oct 2020

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

    October 20th 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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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Guides
  • News KFC GB Is Giving Away Xbox Series X Consoles & Custom Controllers

    Here's how you can win one

    Competition alert! Xbox has partnered with KFC for a daily Xbox Series X giveaway in Great Britain over the next month, and you also might be able to get your hands on a custom KFC branded controller. In order to enter, all you need to do is order any Box Meal from KFC and scan the KFC app at the time of purchase, with a...

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    • KFC
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Smart Delivery Will Auto Update Your Xbox One Games On Series X|S

    No need to download them all over again

    Xbox Smart Delivery will provide you with a free next-gen upgrade for participating Xbox One titles on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but does that mean you'll need to download them all over again? Not necessarily. As confirmed by Xbox director of project management Jason Ronald, if the Xbox Series X|S...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Control Ultimate Edition Requires A One-Time Internet Connection On Xbox

    505 Games has explained why

    It's very difficult to be an Xbox owner these days without requiring some kind of semi-permanent internet connection, but just in case you were hoping to play the recently released Control Ultimate Edition without going online, be aware that the game requires a one-time connection before you can get started (via VGC)...

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    • Xbox One
    • Control
  • News Gears Fans Really Want To See A 'Fenix Collection' On Xbox Series X

    "Spread the word"

    The big news that Microsoft hit us with earlier today was that Halo: The Master Chief Collection would be getting enhanced for Xbox Series X|S, and following that announcement, some Gears of War fans have taken to social media to share their desire for a Marcus Fenix Collection on the new systems as well. The hashtag

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    • GearsOfWar
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • FenixCollection
  • News New Xbox Mobile App Brings Remote Play To Apple Users

    Stream your console to your phone

    It was back in late September that Microsoft released a new Xbox mobile app for Android users, and following a brief testing period, that same app is also now available for Apple users on iOS. The app introduces a ton of new and improved features, including streamlined notifications for parties, chats and new...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox App
    • iOS
  • Deals Over 200 Games, Bundles & Add-Ons In This Week's Xbox Sale (Oct 20-27)

    Including some 'cozy' 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 huge 'Cozy Games' and 'Bombs Drop' sales 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...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Deals With Gold
    • Features
  • News Halo: The Master Chief Collection To Receive 120FPS Upgrade On Xbox Series X|S

    Fully optimised for next-gen

    We've been wondering for a while whether Halo: The Master Chief Collection would be optimised for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and now we've got our answer! Microsoft and 343 have confirmed that the next-gen version of the package will be available beginning November 17th as a free upgrade for owners of the game...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo
  • News Assassin's Creed Valhalla's 'Ambitious' Post-Launch Plans Revealed

    Including free seasonal content

    Ubisoft has pulled back the curtain on its post-launch plans for the upcoming Assassin's Creed Valhalla, which includes two major expansions and a whole bunch of free seasonal content. Let's start with those expansions. The first is called Wrath of the Druids, which will take you on a journey to Ireland as you...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Assassins Creed Valhalla
  • News Yakuza: Like A Dragon Embraces The Crazy In Xbox Series X Trailer

    Uhh... don't ask

    Yakuza: Like a Dragon is one of the launch titles heading the way of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10th, and SEGA has unleashed a brand-new Xbox trailer for those versions of the game. And yeah, it's weird! It puts a playful spin on your typical next-gen trailer, highlighting the game's "breathtaking visuals" and...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Yakuza Like A Dragon
  • News Fallout 76 Celebrates 'Bombs Drop Day' With A Free Play Week

    Lots of discounts available too

    Bethesda is hosting a Fallout 76 celebratory event over the next week, featuring sales, in-game events, and the ability to play the game for free if you're an Xbox Live Gold member. The Free Play Week lasts from today until Monday, October 26th, and the base game is also discounted by 60% on the

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Fallout 76
    • Bethesda
  • News Poker Club Raises The Stakes On Xbox Series X Next Month

    Featuring hardware-accelerated ray tracing

    Big poker fan? Then you'll definitely be interested in Poker Club, which officially launches on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 19th, with some intriguing next-gen features. Specifically, the Xbox Series X version will feature 4K visuals at 60 frames per-second, along with advanced...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Poker Club

Monday19th Oct 2020

  • 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,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Guides
  • News Xbox Series X|S Launch Title Enlisted Is A Timed Console Exclusive

    A squad-based first person MMO shooter

    There were a few surprises in the list when Microsoft revealed its Xbox Series X|S launch lineup last week, and one of them was Enlisted, which will actually be a timed console exclusive for the platform. The game is a a squad-based first person MMO shooter covering key battles from World War II, and will...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Enlisted
  • 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
    • Features
  • News Xbox Series X Described As 'Highly Efficient' In Power Analysis

    'I can only see good news coming out of these tests'

    The ever-investigative Digital Foundry has been busy drumming up another report on the Xbox Series X, this time in terms of its power consumption efficiency and heat production. We've already heard from multiple sources how that latter point is nothing to worry about (and Digital Foundry confirms...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
  • 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
  • Talking Point In Three Words, How Would You Sum Up The Xbox One Generation?

    Just three?!

    You might have seen us talking about it just a little bit over the past year, but Microsoft has two brand-new consoles (the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S) coming out this November, and we're very excited. The Xbox One still has plenty of life ahead of it even seven years after its initial launch, but it'll be eclipsed by its more...

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    • Xbox One
    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • 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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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Rainbow Six Siege
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
    • Dirt 5
  • 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 One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Backbone

Sunday18th 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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    • Rare
    • Phil Spencer
  • 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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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • 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...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Watch Dogs Legion
  • 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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    • Xbox Series X
    • Observer
    • 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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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • 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 X
    • 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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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Phil Spencer
  • 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 360
    • 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...

    • Xbox
    • 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...

    • Xbox
    • 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...

    • Xbox
    • 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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    • Bethesda
    • 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...

    • Xbox
    • Marvels Avengers
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • 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...

    • Xbox
    • Assassins Creed Valhalla
    • Xbox One
    • 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...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Cyberpunk 2077
  • 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"...

    • Xbox
    • 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