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YesterdaySat, 13th Aug 2022

  • Pick One Which Is Your Favourite Saints Row Game To Date?

    It's "The Third", right?

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, with Saints Row The Third Remastered part of Free Play Days, along with the upcoming release of the Saints Row reboot, we thought we'd focus on this classic Xbox series. You may recall that we did

    • Xbox
    • Saints Row
    • Pick One
    • Features
  • News Sea Of Thieves & Everwild Dev Rare Hosts 'Special Guest' Phil Spencer

    What is he looking at?

    Rare has been quite busy over the past week with the launch of Sea of Thieves Season Seven, but that's not all it's been up to. It turns out the UK developer has also been busy entertaining the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. In a brief post via social media, the official Rare Twitter revealed how it had been hosting Phil for the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Phil Spencer
  • Hardware Review Turtle Beach React-R Xbox Controller - The Best 'Affordable' Option Out There?

    Turtle Beach with another W

    It was about this time last year that Turtle Beach came out with the Recon Xbox Controller, and despite its somewhat ugly appearance on the surface, we loved it so much that we're still using it consistently to this day. Hardware Review: Turtle Beach Recon Xbox Controller - Very Impress

    • Xbox
    • Controllers
    • Hardware Review
    • Turtle Beach
    • Features
  • Feature These Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (August 15-19)

    Step into this gruelling next-gen action-RPG

    Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for August 15th to 19th! Game Pass is looking very light so far, but in terms of new releases that aren't coming to Game Pass, we've got the likes of Thymesia, Way of the Hunter, Cursed to Golf, Madden NFL 23 and much more to look forward to over the next few days!...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 13-14)

    Going back to school with Xbox Game Pass?

    Welcome to the weekend! If you're looking for things to keep you busy over the next few days, there have been a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass additions this week, three more Free Play Days are available right now, and there's another absolutely massive Xbox sale live at

    • Xbox
    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • What Are You Playing

Friday12th Aug 2022

  • News These 10+ Xbox 360 Classics Are Closing Their Servers This Year

    Maybe with more to come?

    Cast your mind back a little bit, and you might remember that Ubisoft announced a bunch of Xbox 360 games that would be shutting off their servers this year. Well, EA has also been quietly announcing the same thing recently too. The EA games that will be turning off their servers soon include a couple of Army of Two titles,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Server Closures
    • Command & Conquer
  • News Two EA Racers Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass Ultimate In October

    Along with a host of PC titles

    EA Play provides a pretty nice bonus for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, granting a whole extra library of games via the EA Vault. Sadly though, EA tends to rotate older games out of this library from time to time, and two Codemasters racers are next for the chopping block on Xbox. Thanks to a recent change to EA's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • EA Play
    • Dirt
    • Codemasters
  • News Here's Everything That Was Revealed At The THQ Nordic Showcase 2022

    Missed the event? Here's a recap

    Weren't able to catch THQ Nordic's 2022 digital showcase earlier today? No worries! You can always go back and watch the on-demand version for yourself above, and we've also detailed all the important reveals in this article. The following list is everything Xbox-related that was revealed during the stream: Alone...

    • Xbox
    • THQ Nordic
    • Events
    • Roundup
  • News Digital Foundry: What Remains Of Edith Finch 'Clearly Disappointing' On Xbox Series S

    But, will a patch fix things?

    Late last month, Annapurna Interactive surprised us with an out-of-the-blue next-gen port of What Remains of Edith Finch. This title is a brilliant narrative adventure that's definitely worth your time on Xbox Game Pass. However, if you're an Xbox Series S user, it might be worth waiting to try it out. The experts at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • What Remains Of Edith Finch
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Alone In The Dark Original Trilogy Is Being 'Re-Imagined' For Xbox Series X|S

    You're all alone, again

    After rumours began to swirl about a return earlier this week, we can confirm that Alone in the Dark is indeed coming back! This classic 90's horror franchise has been dormant for some time, with THQ Nordic now in the driving seat for its return. The publisher has announced the new title at its 2022 showcase, w

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Alone in the Dark
  • News The Devs Behind Burnout Are Creating An Ambitious New Racer For Xbox

    Say hello to "Wreckreation"

    We got your attention with that Burnout mention, right?! Say hello to Wreckreation, which is the latest game by Three Fields Entertainment — who you might know for the very Burnout-like Dangerous Driving racer from back in 2019, as well as the crazy golf game from 2016, Dangerous Golf. Wreckreation wants to be the...

    • Xbox
    • Wreckreation
    • Burnout
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Tower Of Fantasy Isn't Coming To Xbox Right Now, Despite Lots Of Fan Requests

    The highly-anticipated shared open-world MMORPG

    If you're a big fan of MMORPGs, then you may be aware of the game Tower of Fantasy, which just launched for the first time earlier this week on PC and mobile devices. But is it coming to Xbox? The answer for now is no. We've seen a lot of requests from Xbox fans for developer Perfect World to bring...

    • Xbox
    • Tower Of Fantasy
    • MMORPG
  • News Halo Infinite's Forge Mode Will Be A Game Changer, According To 343

    "We are so excited"

    Halo Infinite Forge footage continues to surface online, and in a recent compilation (highlighted by Halo trickshot specialist and YouTuber Mint Blitz), 343's head of creative, Joseph Staten has chimed in. Not to get you too excited but he claims the "actual launch of Forge" is going to be a "game changer" for Halo Infinite. And...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News AEW: Fight Forever Shows Off Weapons & Minigames In New Gameplay Trailer

    Yes, we did say minigames

    It's an exciting time for AEW at the moment, with the AEW: Fight Forever game being revealed earlier this month - coming to Xbox One, Series X and Series S - and now we've got some official, fresh gameplay to share courtesy of the THQ Nordic Showcase 2022 (we'll just pretend Xbox didn't leak it accidentally last week!)...

    • Xbox
    • AEW
    • AEW Fight Forever
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Teaser Emerges From Unlikely Source

    TikTok for you cool kids

    Most Call of Duty fans have stuck with the series for so long due to the game's vast suite of multiplayer modes. It's only natural then, that each year, multiplayer gameplay is what we're all eager to see. Ahead of the series' 'Call of Duty Next' reveal event next month, developer Infinity Ward has shown an initial glimpse...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
    • Infinity Ward
    • Activision
  • News Hogwarts Legacy Has Been Officially Delayed To February 2023

    More time is required

    The highly-anticipated Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy will sadly no longer be launching in its "Holiday 2022" window, having been pushed back to February 10th, 2023. The news was announced on social media earlier today. In the message, it was explained that the developers simply need a bit longer to deliver the "best...

    • Xbox
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Delays
  • News eFootball 2023 Arrives This Month, And It'll Still Be Free-To-Play

    "We will keep on improving..."

    We have to admit we shed a tear when Konami decided to kill off the long-running PES series in favour of the free-to-play eFootball 2022, which still feels like a big step back compared to PES, although it's improving all the time. Well, it's actually been close to a year now since eFootball 2022 was first playable on...

    • Xbox
    • eFootball
    • PES
    • Konami
  • News Turbo Golf Racing Unveils Huge First Update And Content Roadmap For Xbox Game Pass

    Six new levels and much more available right now!

    Turbo Golf Racing launched on Xbox Game Pass last week, and we've been having a lot of fun with it so far, albeit in short bursts. It's still in a "Game Preview" state after all, so the finished product won't be ready for another 12 months. Hands On: Turbo Golf Racing - Good Fun In Short Bursts...

    • Xbox
    • Turbo Golf Racing
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Gameplay Shows Super Varied Environments

    Doing the cosmic shake

    THQ Nordic has fully lifted the lid on its new SpongeBob title, The Cosmic Shake. This one was announced about a year ago alongside a cinematic trailer, but a lengthy new look finally shows proper gameplay. And, it's as you'd expect really. From the team that brought us the Battle for Bikini Bottom remaster, The Cosmic Shake...

    • Xbox
    • Spongebob Squarepants The Cosmic Shake
    • Xbox One
  • News Xbox Execs Praise Discussion Around Gaming & Mental Health

    Wholesome content

    Xbox's Aaron Greenberg and Sarah Bond have both praised a new article from Fortune Magazine; one that discusses the potential mental health benefits of gaming. FM's feature discusses the rise in gaming time due to the pandemic, and how it's "reshaping our understanding" of the medium's effect on mental health. Both the article's...

    • Xbox
    • Aaron Greenberg
    • Sarah Bond
    • Hellblade Senuas Sacrifice
  • News MultiVersus Season 1 Launch Date Revealed, New Modes To Come

    Plenty more content will arrive throughout the season

    Following a short delay announced last week, WB Games has revealed exactly when MultiVersus Season 1 is set to launch. Mark your calendars for August 15th, with Season 1 set to kick off next Monday! Alongside the new date, the team has also stressed that plenty more content is coming later on in...

    • Xbox
    • Multiversus
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Warner Bros

Thursday11th Aug 2022

  • News 'Moonscars' Is A New Souls-Like Coming To Xbox Game Pass Next Month

    Scarred

    Well, just as we put out our brief overview of Xbox Game Pass for the month of September, another game gets announced for the service! Humble Games' Moonscars hits the library next month, delivering some slick 2D Souls-like action on September 27th. We're really digging the art style on this one; reminds us of classic Castlevania! Anyway,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Moonscars
    • Soulslike
  • News Xbox Accuses Sony Of 'Paying' To Block Games From Game Pass

    Fiery comments from Microsoft

    Earlier today, details on an Xbox-related document filed by Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) were uncovered, and one of the claims is that Sony is paying to block content from appearing on Game Pass. The report and these comments are related to the impending acquisition of Activision...

    • Xbox
    • Sony
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PlayStation
  • News Three Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (August 11)

    But just the one for console

    It's Xbox Game Pass day once again! Three more games are available on the service today, but only one of them is for console players, while all three are available on PC including the excellent Expeditions: Rome! Cooking Simulator (Console, PC, Cloud) Expeditions: Rome (PC) Offworld Trading Company (PC) Here's a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Roundup
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox's Gamescom Show Falls On A Very Important '007' Anniversary

    Is it finally time?

    Listen, we don't want to get your hopes up or anything, because we thought we'd have seen it by now, but it seems there's a good chance the GoldenEye 007 remaster/remake could show up on the day of Xbox's Gamescom 2022 show. Why? Because it's also the date of GoldenEye 007's 25th anniversary. The game first launched for the...

    • Xbox
    • James Bond
    • GoldenEye 007
    • Gamescom
    • PSA
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (August 11-14)

    Including some Saints Row action

    Another weekend is upon us, which means another set of free games to try out on Xbox! It's a solid selection this week folks, with Saints Row The Third Remastered heading up the weekend's offerings. Here's what you can download right now as part of Xbox Free Play Days: Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Saints Row The...

    • Xbox
    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Saints Row The Third Remastered
  • News Killer Instinct Dev Releases 'RumbleVerse', A New Free-To-Play Brawler On Xbox

    Available to download and play right now!

    Update (Thu 11th Aug, 2022): Today's the day! Iron Galaxy's new free-to-play brawler RumbleVerse is now available on Xbox, and you can check out the fresh launch trailer for the game in the video above. Here's a bit more information from the studio about what to expect: "Rumbleverse is set in Grapital...

    • Xbox
    • Rumbleverse
    • Killer Instinct
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News 'Soccer Story' Could Be Your Next Xbox Game Pass Obsession

    The open world RPG is coming this year!

    Indie publisher No More Robots has revealed its next Game Pass launch; Soccer Story! This "physics-driven" open world RPG is scheduled to launch this year, including Xbox Game Pass on day one. Here's a bit more about the upcoming title, straight from the development team: It's been a year since The Calamity...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Soccer Story
  • News Microsoft Explains Why It 'Wouldn't Be Profitable' To Make Call Of Duty Xbox Exclusive

    In a statement defending the ActiBlizz deal

    Microsoft has reiterated there are no apparent plans for the Call of Duty franchise to become exclusive to Xbox, explaining the reasons behind this in a 27-page document for Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE). CADE is currently looking into Microsoft's upcoming acquisition of...

    • Xbox
    • Call Of Duty
  • News Xbox Says Sony's Concerns About Call Of Duty Are 'Simply Unjustifiable'

    The fight continues

    Scrutiny surrounding Xbox's Activision Blizzard deal is increasing, especially as Microsoft has seemingly submitted all of the required info to the FTC. While such a process is formality in a deal of this nature, we're now seeing Xbox react to other opposing parties. In the gaming space specifically, Xbox appears to believe Sony...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Microsoft
    • FTC
    • Sony
  • News Xbox Owners Bemused As Friends Lists 'Wiped' Due To Network Issue

    "Who broke the Xbox friends list?"

    You may have noticed yesterday that your Xbox friends list looked pretty empty — it's not because all your Xbox friends have left you (we hope!), but rather because of a network issue that was causing some problems on Microsoft's side. The issue caused a lot of chatter in the Xbox community at the time, and...

    • Xbox
    • Friends
    • Network Issue
  • News Elden Ring Gets A New Patch On Xbox, Here's What's Included

    Download it today

    For those of you still enjoying Elden Ring on Xbox Series X|S, you might be interested to know Bandai Namco has rolled out a new update. The targeted platforms include Xbox's Series X|S as well as the Xbox One version of the game. Here are the full patch notes for Version 1.06, courtesy of the Bandai Namco website: Elden Ring -...

    • Xbox
    • Elden Ring
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Rumour Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's Scrapped Campaign Sounded Pretty Unique

    In the end, we got 'Blackout' instead

    At the time of its reveal back in 2018, there was quite a lot of attention surrounding the omission of a campaign mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In a first for the series, Treyarch ultimately opted to ship Black Ops 4 without a single player campaign; the 'Blackout' battle royale mode filled that gap. Well,...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty Black Ops 4
    • Xbox One
    • Treyarch
  • News Fall Guys Meets Sonic With The Introduction Of 'Bean Hill Zone'

    Gotta go fast

    The latest Fall Guys crossover event is now live on Xbox! From now through August 15th, Sonic The Hedgehog is a major part of the bean-filled obstacle adventure, bringing with him new outfits, cosmetics and a brand-new level. The stage is set at the 'Bean Hill Zone', a new level completely decked out with nods to the famous blue...

    • Xbox
    • Fall Guys
    • Sonic The Hedgehog
    • Sega
    • Mediatonic

Wednesday10th Aug 2022

  • News Four Games Are Confirmed For Xbox Game Pass In September 2022 So Far

    Update: Make that five!

    Update: We've got another one to add to the list in the form of Moonscars on September 27th! You'll find more details about it below: Read More: 'Moonscars' Is A New Souls-Like Coming To Xbox Game Pass Next Month Original story: We've still yet to learn what's coming to Xbox Game Pass in latter half of this month, but...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News No More Robots Is Bringing Many More Games To Xbox Game Pass

    "Exciting space to be in right now"

    British publisher No More Robots, and specifically their CEO Mike Rose, has spoken on multiple occasions about a love for Xbox Game Pass, and that love fest looks set to continue for a long time to come. Earlier today, Rose posted a picture of himself as part of a group speaking to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, and...

    • Xbox
    • No More Robots
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Elon Musk Says There's 'No Value' In Another Gaming Console

    Xbox, PS, Nintendo have things on lock

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk seems to have his hands in all the pies these days. As it turns out though, when he's not launching new spacecraft or whatever the hell he's doing, Musk enjoys gaming. However, a new gaming console doesn't appear to be on his list of forthcoming conquests. In a new podcast appearance,...

    • Xbox
    • Elon Musk
    • Tesla
    • SpaceX
    • Gaming Console
  • News Lots Of Games Reduced By 90% On Xbox This Week (August 9-16)

    Including Panzer Dragoon: Remake!

    Looking for some cheap Xbox games from August 9th to August 16th? Below, you'll find a list of games available at 90% off, and it's an interesting selection this week featuring the likes of Panzer Dragoon: Remake, The Flame in the Flood, Anthem, Sine More EX and much more! We've also picked out some highlights in...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Bargains
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Rumour Elden Ring, GTA 5 And More Headed To Xbox Cloud Gaming

    Update: Microsoft responds

    Update: Microsoft has now issued a response to the discovery of multiple non-Xbox Game Pass games supposedly heading to Xbox Cloud Gaming, suggesting that a "bug" was involved in their appearance. Here's what the company told Eurogamer earlier today: "We're aware of a bug that incorrectly displayed some titles as...

    • Rumour
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Cloud
  • News Medieval Strategy Title 'Inkulinati' Heads To Xbox Game Pass Day One

    Inktastic

    Well folks, we have another Game Pass announcement for you all! Quirky medieval strategy game Inkulinati has been confirmed for an Xbox Game Pass launch, and it's expected to arrive sometime in 2022. This unique-looking strategy title is penned for a PC and console release, with Game Pass included across both platforms. Here's a brief...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Inkulinati
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Nevermind, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Isn't Still Charting In The UK

    Update: Mistakes were made, it was Black Ops 3!

    Update: Well, unfortunately this didn't turn out to be the case! GamesIndustry.biz has updated their GSD UK July Top 20 Video Games table to include Black Ops 3 rather than Black Ops 2, so it looks like they just confused the titles. It's still a surprise considering Black Ops 3 released back in 2015...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Call Of Duty Black Ops 2
    • Activision
    • Treyarch
  • News Halo Infinite Engineer 'Amazed' At Forge Mode Feature

    "I'm still amazed we pulled it off"

    Halo Infinite Forge leaks have been plastered all over the web in recent weeks, ahead of the mode's proper launch later this year. These have covered a wide range of player creations, from Silent Hill-esque horror modes to maps with alternate weather effects, and more. And it seems some of the

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • 343 Industries
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox To Host Gamescom 2022 Livestream Later This Month

    Featuring developer interviews and gameplay

    Xbox has today revealed plans for a day-long livestream at Gamescom 2022, which will feature developer interviews and gameplay from various Xbox Game Studios. The show takes place on Thursday, August 25th. It's worth keeping your expectations in check, as it doesn't seem we'll be getting any major...

    • Xbox
    • Gamescom
  • News 'Cult Of The Lamb' Runtime Revealed Ahead Of Xbox Launch This Week

    Meaty lamb

    Devolver's upcoming dungeon crawler Cult of the Lamb hits Xbox later this week on August 11th, and ahead of the game's launch, developer Massive Monster has dropped a new trailer that lays out all the facts. Well, not all of them, but you know, it's a handy little clip to you get you prepared before jumping in. One important fact that...

    • Xbox
    • Cult of the Lamb
    • Devolver Digital
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Halo Infinite's August Drop Pod Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Update today

    The Halo Infinite August Drop Pod update is now live. You can get the rundown on everything in the official patch notes via Halo Support: HALO INFINITE DROP POD – AUGUST 9, 2022 NEW FEATURES Several quality-of-life improvements and new features have been added to Halo Infinite in this update. Visit the

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Blizzard Is Removing Premium Loot Boxes From Overwatch This Month

    See ya!

    Blizzard has announced in a new blog post that premium loot boxes, i.e. loot boxes you can pay real money for, will be removed from Overwatch at the end of August. They currently remain in place for the game's 'Anniversary Remix' event, but after that, they're being withdrawn from sale. The ongoing event concludes August 30th, so by the end...

    • Xbox
    • Blizzard
    • Overwatch 2
    • Activision

Tuesday9th Aug 2022

  • Guide How To Complete All Xbox Game Pass Quests In 2022

    August 9th Quests now live!

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

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
  • News Immortality Gets 10/10 EDGE Review Ahead Of Xbox Game Pass Launch

    It's the only review so far, and it's a 10/10

    If the release of Immortality on August 30th wasn't on your radar prior to today, it probably should be now! While we've only seen one review of the game so far, it's a pretty incredible one — EDGE magazine has given it a 10/10! Specifics on why the game has received a 10/10 are unfortunately not...

    • Xbox
    • Immortality
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Talking Point Is It Time For Xbox To Introduce A New Dashboard?

    Refreshed

    It feels like we've been rocking some form of the current Xbox dashboard layout for quite a while now. Sure, when Xbox One first released things looked a fair bit different (good riddance to that UI) but in the years since say, Xbox One X launched, things have felt quite samey especially considering we're now into a new generation. So,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Microsoft
  • Deals This Week's Xbox Sales Are Absolutely Packed With 800+ Discounts

    Mainly because of a UGS Add-On Sale

    Welcome to a new set of weekly Xbox deals! This week is a particularly huge week for discounts thanks to a stacked UGS Add-On Sale, along with Deals With Gold, Spotlight, [email protected] Survival and THQ Nordic Showcase Sales! Plus, the Action RPG Sale from last week returns once again, and continues for another seven...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Unreal Engine 5 Shooter 'The First Descendant' Looks Mighty Impressive In Teaser Trailer

    Gears of War vibes?

    Nexon has recently revealed a new teaser for its upcoming co-op shooter, The First Descendant. We'll openly admit that we hadn't really heard of this one before the new trailer dropped, but boy does it look impressive so far! The upcoming title, which is running on Unreal Engine 5, screams Outriders to us, along with a little...

    • Xbox
    • The First Descendant
    • Gears Of War
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Deals All 40+ Backwards Compatible Games In This Week's Xbox Sales (August 9-16)

    Original Xbox and Xbox 360 classics

    This week's latest selection of Xbox deals is now live, which makes up over 800 discounts in total, and that includes offers on just over 40 backwards compatible games from the original Xbox and Xbox 360 eras. Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 and original Xbox game on sale over the next week. Note:...

    • Xbox
    • Deals
    • Backwards Compatibility
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Free-To-Play Shooter 'Arc Raiders' Now Coming To Xbox In 2023

    Coming home next year

    One title that flew under the radar during last year's Game Awards ceremony is Arc Raiders. This free-to-play sci-fi shooter is being worked on by some of the folks that helped build the Battlefield series, including EA's Patrick Soderlund. Initially it was planned to launch this year, but like many other games, it's now...

    • Xbox
    • Arc Raiders
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News GTA 6 Will 'Set Creative Benchmarks' For The Industry, Says Take-Two CEO

    Raising expectations

    Details surrounding GTA 6 and its development are finally starting to be talked about by Rockstar and Take-Two. We know the studio is busy with development following the winding down of Red Dead Online, and now, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has come out with a pretty bold statement regarding the Grand Theft Auto 5 sequel. In a...

    • Xbox
    • Take-Two
    • 2K
    • GTA 6
    • Rockstar Games
  • News Here It Is, The First Footage Of Persona 5 Royal On Xbox Series X

    "Looks so wrong but feels so right"

    Back in June, we were treated to the very exciting announcement that three Persona games are coming to Xbox Game Pass, starting with Persona 5 Royal on October 21st, 2022 — and now we've got some actual footage of it on Xbox! The video above features some 60fps gameplay on Xbox Series X for just over two...

    • Xbox
    • Persona
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Unboxing Video Of White Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller Surfaces Online

    Take a look

    Earlier this year in March, a white version of the Series 2 Elite Xbox controller was spotted inside the cabinet of a store. Months later, there's still no official announcement, but we've now got what appears to be an unboxing video of the same controller: The standard Elite 2 controller was released roughly two years ago, and by the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Elite Series 2
  • News Warhammer 40K: Darktide Is Getting A Free Technical Test On Xbox This Week

    Specifically Series X and Series S

    Want to play Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S this week? The developer is running a Technical Test this Friday, August 12th, and you can sign up now for a chance to be a part of it. All you need to do is head over to the game's official website and enter your email address. The test...

    • Xbox
    • Warhammer
    • Warhammer 40K: Darktide
    • Betas
  • News Train Sim World 3 Choo-Choo's Its Way To Xbox Game Pass This September

    Another day one launch

    We've got another day one launch pulling into the Xbox Game Pass station! Train Sim World 3 has been revealed today, and it's coming to Xbox One, Series X, Series S, PC and Xbox Game Pass (with Cloud Gaming) on September 6th. The game features a variety of new and improved features including new volumetric skies which allow...

    • Xbox
    • Train Sim World
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Two Point Campus Opens Its Doors To Xbox Game Pass Today (August 9)

    Fantasy campus

    We've got one new title heading to Xbox Game Pass today in the form of Two Point Campus! SEGA's simulation sequel swaps out medical for mathematics as the series moves from a hospital setting to a school campus. We've been playing this one ahead of launch and were very impressed by the game's single player experience. Anyway, here's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Two Point Campus
    • Sega

Monday8th Aug 2022

  • Feature These Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (August 8-12)

    Including four Game Pass titles

    Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for August 8th to 12th! It's a quiet week of new releases, but it includes four new Xbox Game Pass additions highlighted by Two Point Campus, along with a few other interesting non-Game Pass titles such as Arcade Paradise, RumbleVerse and Cult of the Lamb! Here's what's coming...

    • Xbox
    • Features
    • Weekly Roundup
  • News Upcoming Action RPG 'Stormrite' Teased For Xbox Game Pass

    Set in the 'dark, fantasy-medieval kingdom of Redreach'

    Well, this one came out of nowhere! After browsing our Twitter feeds this afternoon we came across 'Stormrite' from developer Kelechi Apakama, an upcoming action RPG that could even come to Xbox Game Pass. The developer has teased as much in a new tweet showing the game off. It looks like a PC...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Stormrite
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Xbox Game Pass Will Reach 100M Members Thanks To ActiBlizz & Cloud Gaming, Claims Pachter

    "Will they go from 25M to 100M? Yes."

    The well-known Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter made an appearance on Yahoo Finance Live last week to discuss all things Activision Blizzard, and he made some interesting predictions about what to expect from the deal. Perhaps most notably, Pachter claimed that Xbox Game Pass will jump from 25 million...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Analyst Predicts Activision Blizzard Deal Could Be Finalised This Year

    Depending on how the FTC reacts

    Earlier today, we highlighted Michael Pachter's recent appearance on Yahoo Finance Live and his suggestion that Xbox Game Pass will reach 100 million subscribers, and the Wedbush Securities analyst also mentioned during the discussion that he believed the Activision Blizzard acquisition could conclude by the end of...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News EA Reveals New Pro Clubs Features For FIFA 23, Responds To Cross-Play Concerns

    "We’re eager to provide updates..."

    Update (Mon 8th Aug, 2022): EA has today lifted the lid on what to expect from Pro Clubs in FIFA 23, and has also responded to the #SaveProClubs campaign on Twitter which called for the addition of cross-play in the mode. In a nutshell, EA has heard the feedback about cross-play, and is eager to "provide...

    • Xbox
    • FIFA 23
    • SaveProClubs
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Dates Confirm PlayStation Exclusivity Window

    It's still coming to Xbox, just later

    Ahead of Infinity Ward's big Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launch later this year, the developer has revealed when we can all go hands on with the game's open beta. While there's plenty of Xbox time included across two weekends, sadly, we do have to wait longer than those playing on PlayStation. Here are they...

    • Xbox
    • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Activision
  • Talking Point How Would You Compare The New PS Plus To Xbox Game Pass?

    If you've got it, what's it like?

    It doesn't seem like it, but it's now been almost exactly two months since the new version of PlayStation Plus went live in the US, and obviously the big talking point from our perspective is that it's now very similar to Xbox Game Pass. The Essential version of the service is still comparable to Xbox Live and Xbox...

    • Xbox
    • PlayStation
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • PS Plus
    • Talking Point
  • Random Xbox 360 Blades UI For Game Pass Looks Awesome In Fan-Made Concept Art

    Xbox Game Pass 2005 edition

    Xbox 360's launch era, the time when the 'Blades' dashboard was front and centre for the console, is starting to hit all the right nostalgia notes. We've spotted quite a few fan-made concepts recently focusing on bringing back the Blades, and a new concept looks at how the UI could work with Xbox Game Pass. This...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Microsoft
  • News Perfect Dark Supposedly Coming Along 'Really Well' Despite Previous Reports

    According to WC's Jez Corden

    Since Perfect Dark's reboot was announced at TGA 2020, we've not really heard much positivity on its development. In fact, reports have since said that developer The Initiative was struggling to get development going, especially before Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics

    • Xbox
    • Perfect Dark
    • The Initiative
    • Crystal Dynamics
    • Xbox Game Studios
  • News Get Ready, Bandai Namco Appears To Have Teased Tekken 8

    A battle update is also coming to Tekken 7

    At EVO 2022's Tekken 7 finals, Bandai Namco appears to have teased a new Tekken project. It is seemingly the first clip of Tekken 8. In this brief video, you can see the classic cutscene of Kazuya, and then it cuts to a much better model of him. The Game Awards also shared this news, which has some fans...

    • Xbox
    • Bandai Namco
    • Tekken
    • EVO
  • News New Cloud Partnership Will 'Unlock Success Opportunities' For Xbox Developers

    Azure joins up with Unity

    It's been announced today that Unity has selected Microsoft Azure to be a cloud partner for "building and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) experiences from the Unity engine". Here's what that means for developers: "By giving creators easy access to RT3D simulation tools and the ability to create digital twins of real-world...

    • Xbox
    • Cloud Gaming
    • Azure
    • Unity
  • News Capcom Reveals Kimberly And Juri For Street Fighter 6

    Sending EVO's finals out with a bang

    To conclude the Street Fighter V finals at EVO 2022, Capcom officially revealed a new character for the next entry Street Fighter 6 and also a returning character. First up we've got Kimberly, and following this was the return of Juri, who made her debut in Street Fighter IV. Street Fighter 6 is scheduled to...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Capcom
    • Street Fighter
  • News Marvel's Midnight Suns Delayed Once Again, Possibly Until 2023

    And the last-gen versions are now TBA

    There's some disappointing news today for Xbox fans who were looking forward to Marvel's Midnight Suns, as the game has been delayed once again, now expected to release at some point during Take-Two's 2023 fiscal year. That means it's scheduled to release between now and March 31st, 2023 for Xbox Series X and...

    • Xbox
    • Marvels Midnight Suns
    • Delays
  • News John Marston Actor Would 'Love' To Work On More Red Dead Redemption

    Whether that be a remaster or something new

    It's no secret at this point that Rockstar is all hands on deck with GTA 6. The developer recently began winding down support for Read Dead Online to facilitate development on the next GTA, and reportedly even shot down some remaster efforts

    • Xbox
    • Rockstar
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • John Marston
  • News Call Of Duty To Detail The 'Immediate Future' Of The Franchise At September Showcase

    Next level

    Activision and Infinity Ward have shared details about an upcoming showcase set to reveal the future of the Call of Duty franchise. The 'Call of Duty Next' event takes place September 15th, with a lot more than Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer on show. Hosted by developer Infinity Ward, the livestream will break down the "immediate future of...

    • Xbox
    • Activision Blizzard
    • Infinity Ward
    • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
    • Warzone
  • Guide Is 'Ready Or Not' Coming To Xbox? It Sounds Pretty Likely

    The intense tactical first-person shooter

    We've seen little pockets of interest from Xbox users lately about the PC-only tactical shooter Ready or Not, which is actually already available in early access form on Steam. The game is described as "an intense, tactical, first-person shooter", and challenges you to organise an approach and command your...

    • Xbox
    • Ready Or Not
    • Guides

Sunday7th Aug 2022

  • Guide Xbox Adds More Perks For Game Pass Ultimate Members (August 2022)

    Here's what you can claim for free this month

    The Xbox Game Pass Perks program is back again in August 2022, and we've got some interesting Perks on the way / already included this month, including a new Fall Guys costume and DLC for the Xbox 360 classic, Skate 3! So, here are some Xbox Game Pass Perks to look out for in

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Perks
    • Guides
  • Guide Xbox Game Pass August 2022: Coming Soon And Leaving Soon

    Here's what's confirmed so far

    Looking for a complete list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in August 2022? It can be pretty difficult to keep track of all the comings and goings in the world of Xbox Game Pass every week, so we've put together this handy guide to provide an overview of what's coming to Xbox Game Pass this August 2022, as well as...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide Microsoft Rewards: How To Complete August 2022's 'Top 10' Xbox Punch Card

    500 points for just a few minutes' work!

    It's Microsoft Rewards time! You might have noticed that August 2022's "Top 10" punch card recently went live on the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox, and it's a fantastic way to get 500 easy points for just a few minutes' work. Firstly, you'll need to activate the 'Open Worlds' punch card on the app, and then...

    • Xbox
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Guides
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ To Receive Xbox Series X|S Version With Rollback Netcode

    It'll be a free upgrade through Smart Delivery

    In exciting news for the Dragon Ball FighterZ community, it has been announced that the game will be implementing rollback netcode for its Xbox Series X, Series S, PS5 and PC versions, which will be available via upgrade paths. The Xbox One to Xbox Series X and Series S upgrade will be free through...

    • Xbox
    • Dragon Ball FighterZ
    • EVO