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TodayMon, 27th Sep 2021

  • News Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Team Will Look At Possible Xbox Release After A 'Rest'

    Fingers crossed

    Since the release of Kena: Bridge of Spirits on PlayStation and PC platforms last week, Xbox players have been hungry to devour the game. Unfortunately, there are no concrete plans in place for a release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S systems, but developer Ember Lab's recent comments instil some hope. Speaking to...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Kena Bridge Of Spirits
  • Roundup Here’s What The Critics Are Saying About FIFA 22

    Back of the net?

    FIFA 22's free EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial began last week, and with the full release approaching this Friday (October 1), the first reviews have started appearing across the web for EA's latest footie game. We're hoping to provide a review of the game very soon, but for now, here are the early verdicts: The...

    • Xbox
    • FIFA 22
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One

YesterdaySun, 26th Sep 2021

  • News Halo Infinite's 'Super Punch' Glitch Has Already Been Resolved In Internal Builds

    It was fun while it lasted

    The second multiplayer technical preview for Halo Infinite is well underway, and while everyone seems to be thoroughly enjoying it, there is one rather amusing glitch in the latest build. It seems the old "super punch" glitch has made a return, as highlighted by our friends over at VGC. This glitch has previously shown

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo Infinite
    • PC
  • Guide All Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks You Can Claim In September 2021

    Become a member and reclaim the wasteland

    We haven't seen very many new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks in September at all, but as we approach the end of the month, there are still a few notable additions to the library that you can grab at no extra charge right now. The highlight? One month of free Fallout 1st membership which you can use in...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Perks
    • Guides
  • News Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Launches Day One With Xbox Game Pass This October

    The Official Video Game of B.A.S.S.

    We've got another Xbox Game Pass announcement to share in the form of Bassmaster Fishing 2022, which will be launching day one with the service in just a few short weeks on October 28. The "official video game of B.A.S.S.", Bassmaster Fishing 2022 features large multiplayer lobbies, cross-play, Bassmaster Royale,...

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    • Bassmaster Fishing 2022
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Life Is Strange Remastered Sets New February 2022 Release Date

    Following its recent delay

    Square Enix has provided an official new release date for the delayed Life is Strange Remastered Collection, with the game now set to launch on February 1, 2022. It will include remasters of the first game and 'Before The Storm'. The collection was delayed back in August "due to the ongoing challenges of the worldwide...

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    • Life is Strange
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S

Saturday25th Sep 2021

  • Video Alan Wake Remastered Gets A Side-By-Side Comparison Trailer

    See the difference between Xbox Series X and Xbox 360

    The launch of Alan Wake Remastered for Xbox One, Series X and Series S is fast approaching its October 5 release date, and now we've got a comparison trailer between the Series X and original Xbox 360 versions. As expected, there are some pretty substantial differences between the two, with an...

    • Xbox
    • Alan Wake
    • Alan Wake Remastered
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Halo Infinite's Second Technical Preview Is Off To An Impressive Start

    "The whole thing feels so, so right"

    In case you've been living under a rock, Halo Infinite's second technical preview is taking place throughout this weekend on Xbox One, Series X, Series S and PC, and so far it's been getting all the plaudits on social media. Fans have been taking to the likes of Twitter to express their love for the multiplayer,...

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    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • Technical Preview
  • News Back 4 Blood Is Now Ready To Pre-Install With Xbox Game Pass

    Ahead of its launch this October

    There's been a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding the release of Back 4 Blood on Xbox Game Pass, and subscribers can now pre-install the game ahead of time, with the release date set for October 12. You're looking at a download size of around 34GB (on Xbox Series X), and you can start the download by finding...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Back 4 Blood
    • Pre-Install
  • News Crystal Dynamics Is Absolutely 'Thrilled' To Be Working On The New Perfect Dark Game

    "We thrive on reimagining epic heroes"

    Yesterday, we got the surprise news that The Initiative would be partnering with Crystal Dynamics on the upcoming Perfect Dark game. The Xbox studio said it was "incredibly excited" to work with the developer known for titles like Tomb Raider, and in response to this, Crystal Dynamics has shared its own...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Perfect Dark
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 25-26)

    Did you get into the Halo Infinite Preview?

    Welcome to the weekend! We've got a bunch of new Xbox Game Pass additions to check out over the next couple of days, along with three more Free Play Days titles, the FIFA 22 free trial with EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and of course

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Features
  • News Scalebound's Lead Designer Is Now Directing Bayonetta 3 For Nintendo

    Scalebound, the Xbox exclusive that never was

    Scalebound is still a bit of a touchy subject amongst some Xbox fans — an Xbox exclusive developed by PlatinumGames in the mid 2010s which was eventually cancelled by Xbox and Microsoft Studios in January of 2017. There's still a group of people who call for its return on a semi-regular basis, but if...

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    • Scalebound
    • Bayonetta 3
    • Nintendo
  • Pick One Which Is Your Favourite Respawn Entertainment Game So Far?

    Apex, Titanfall or Star Wars?

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, given that Respawn has been in the news regarding Titanfall in recent days, we thought we'd take a look at the games the developer has released on Xbox so far. Respawn is still a relatively new company, having only launched its first game seven years ago in 2014, but...

    • Xbox
    • Respawn Entertainment
    • Apex Legends
    • Titanfall
    • Star Wars

Friday24th Sep 2021

  • Feature These 30+ Games Are Coming To Xbox Next Week (September 28 - October 1)

    It's a busy, busy week

    It's time for another weekly Xbox new releases roundup, and there's plenty of major titles on the way including FIFA 22, Insurgency: Sandstorm, Hot Wheels Unleashed, eFootball 2022 and Toy Soldiers HD, along with yet another batch of Xbox Game Pass additions including a bunch of day one launches. As it stands, here's what's...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Guide The Best Xbox RPGs In 2021

    The top Xbox One, Series X and Series S RPGs in 2021

    What are the best Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S RPGs? In recent years, the RPG genre has totally exploded in popularity, edging its way into mainstream gamer consciousness like never before. As a result, where Western RPGs have historically been pretty hard to come by, they're now...

    • Guides
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • RPGs
  • Guide Best Xbox Series X|S Games

    The best Xbox Series X and Series S games you can play in 2021

    What are the best Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games? After what felt like a very long year in 2020, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S officially launched across the world in November, with well over 40 'optimised' games available in the first couple of months. Since then, various...

    • Guides
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Best Games
  • News Hyperkin Announces 'Cortana Edition' Xbox Duke Controller

    Available to pre-order now

    Hyperkin caused a buzz earlier this month when it announced it was bringing back the original Xbox Duke controller for Xbox's 20th anniversary, and a new variant has now been added in the form of a 'Cortana Edition'. The Cortana Edition features a "special Halo 20th anniversary Cortana design" along with a "Cortana...

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    • Controller
    • Hyperkin
    • Halo
    • Cortana
  • Guide Best Original Xbox Games

    Including exclusives & backwards compatible titles

    What are the best original Xbox games ever? As much as it seems like only yesterday that we rather foolishly spent an entire student loan on a launch day Xbox with a copy of Halo: Combat Evolved, the 20th anniversary of Microsoft’s first foray into video game consoles is, in fact, now looming...

    • Xbox
    • Guides
    • Best Xbox Games
  • News Here's What's Included In The Xbox September 2021 Update

    The latest new features for September

    The Xbox September 2021 update has been unveiled today by Microsoft, and while it's a quiet one this time around (including a few already released features), it's highlighted by the much-anticipated new Microsoft Edge browser. Here's a brief overview of what's on the way, with more details available at

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Update
  • Guide Halo Infinite: How To Fix 'Your Account Is Not Authorized' Issue

    Can't play? Here's what you need to do

    Halo Infinite's second technical preview is now live on Xbox (and PC), but you might be running into a issue where it tells you "your account is not authorized to play Halo Infinite", and no matter what you do, you just can't get past it. Don't worry! 343 Industries is aware of this problem, and the issue is...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • Guides
    • Account Not Authorized
  • Guide Best Xbox Co-Op Games

    The best local and online co-op Xbox games to play in 2021

    What are the best Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S co-op games? Which online multiplayer and local co-op games should you play with your friends? When it comes to games that allow you to team up in order to achieve goals and work together towards victory, Xbox has got its fair share...

    • Guides
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Best Xbox Games
  • News Xbox's New Internet Browser Is Out Now, And It's A Major Improvement

    Use mouse & keyboard, stream games, etc

    Microsoft has now officially rolled out the new version of Microsoft Edge for Xbox as part of the September 2021 Xbox update, and it's a massive improvement on the old version with a bunch of extra features to take advantage of. This is the Chromium version of Edge, and that means any issues you might have...

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    • Microsoft Edge
    • Internet Browser
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
  • Guide The Best Free Games On Xbox

    The very best free-to-play Xbox One, Series X, Series S titles in 2021

    What are the best free Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games? The free-to-play genre really is expanding at a ferocious pace right now and, with Microsoft recently removing its Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement from all free-to-play titles, there’s a wealth of...

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    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Phil Spencer 'Thrilled' To Have Crystal Dynamics Partnering On Perfect Dark

    "Great to see continued momentum"

    Last night, the huge news of Crystal Dynamics and The Initiative joining forces on Perfect Dark hit the web. It's said the game is still early in development, and the teams couldn't pass up the opportunity to work together. It's also a collaboration that Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said he's "thrilled" to see happen...

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    • Perfect Dark
    • Phil Spencer
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News The Initiative Partners With Crystal Dynamics On Perfect Dark

    The "first-person spy thriller" is still "early in development"

    Here's some breaking news - The Initiative has announced it will be partnering with Crystal Dynamics to help it bring the new Perfect Dark game to the next generation. Crystal Dynamics is best known for series such as Tomb Raider and was also behind the Square Enix project Marvel's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Perfect Dark
  • News Rare's N64 Classic Banjo-Kazooie Will Be A 'Future Release' For Switch Online

    Another "modern way" to enjoy this title

    Rare might have been purchased by Microsoft long ago, but somehow its partnerships with Nintendo continue. In the latest deal, it seems Microsoft has given Nintendo the green light to release the original Banjo-Kazooie game on its newly announced Switch Online N64 "Expansion Pack" service. This news was...

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    • Rare
    • Microsoft
    • Banjo-Kazooie
  • News Surprise! Castlevania Advance Collection Is Now Available On Xbox

    Count Dracula is once more back from the dead...

    Following its appearance at the Nintendo Direct last night, Castlevania Advance Collection has shadow dropped onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S after becoming the worst kept secret for the past few months. Listed on the Microsoft Store for £15.99 / $19.99, the collection comes bundled...

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    • Castlevania Advance Collection
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Diablo 2: Resurrected Has Suffered Some Launch Issues On Xbox

    Loss of progress, log in issues and more

    Diablo 2: Resurrected launched yesterday, and while many long time fans have been excited to jump in, it hasn't been without a few day one issues. Users have reported not being able to log in, connectivity problems and even losing their save data entirely. The issues seem to stem from Diablo 2: Resurrected's...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Diablo 2 Resurrected
  • News Halo Infinite's Second Multiplayer Preview Is Now Available For Download

    Matchmaking will be limited to certain windows

    Following on from 343's warning yesterday about a possible "shift" in its Halo Infinite multiplayer preview schedule, it seems it's now given everything the all-clear. 343's community manager, John Junyszek, has confirmed the "final test" has gone well and the release process is now underway

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo Infinite
  • News 343 Industries Shares 67 Stunning 'Art Of Halo Infinite' Images

    "Please enjoy this collection of beautiful art"

    Halo Infinite's second technical preview is now officially underway, but just over 24 hours ago, you might remember that 343 Industries warned it could be delayed due to some unexpected issues prior to release. It turns out those issues were related to 343 accidentally including a bunch of concept art...

    • Xbox
    • Halo
    • Halo Infinite
    • The Art Of Halo Infinite
  • News NHL 22's Free Xbox Game Pass Trial Arrives In Early October

    As part of EA Play

    We're still busy enjoying the 10 free hours of FIFA 22 that have been provided with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play over the past couple of days, and now we know that NHL 22 will be getting the same tre

    • Xbox
    • NHL 22
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Silent Hill 2, One Of The Greatest Horror Games Of All Time, Is Now 20 Years Old

    We'll take a new entry, please

    Unfortunately, we're not here today to tell you the Silent Hill series is returning. Instead, we're here to talk about what is arguably one of the greatest horror games ever created - Silent Hill 2 - which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. On this day in 2001, Konami released Silent Hill 2 into the world, haunting...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Silent Hill 2
  • Mini Review Islanders: Console Edition - An Addictive Tetris City Builder

    Building has never been so relaxing

    On the outside, Islanders: Console Edition seems like just another take on the city building genre, but within a single minute, it's clear there's more here than meets the eye. Instead of making your islands as pretty as possible, there's a surprisingly in-depth puzzle experience to sink your teeth into, which is...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Reviews
  • News Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition Has Landed On Xbox Series X, Series S

    Complete with mouse and keyboard support

    To top off the week, Private Division has announced Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition has landed onto Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as a free upgrade for all Xbox One owners of the game. The updated version sees numerous improvements coming to KSP. Amongst them are an improved framerate, upgraded...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition

Thursday23rd Sep 2021

  • News Get Prepared, Xbox Mini Fridge Info Is On The Way Very Soon

    Ahead of the launch this holiday

    The Xbox Mini Fridge has become somewhat of a phenomenon ever since it was announced earlier this year, and as revealed by Xbox exec Aaron Greenberg, we'll be getting some concrete news on the launch this October. We already know that it's expected to arrive this holiday, and Greenberg reiterated this in his tweet:...

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    • Xbox Mini Fridge
  • News Four More Games Are Available Today With Xbox Game Pass (September 23)

    Dive into a freezing underwater adventure

    It's Game Pass day! We've got four more games entering the service across console, PC and cloud today, but keep in mind that Lost Words: Beyond The Page arrives a little later (it's listed as "coming soon" at the time of writing). Here are the new games you can download with Xbox Game Pass today: Lost...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Subnautica
    • Sable
    • Lost Words
  • Random Whataburger Is Giving Away This Ridiculous Custom Xbox Series X

    "We’ve been waiting 71 years for this moment"

    There are some pretty insane Xbox Series X designs out there, but this custom Whataburger console may be one of the strangest we've seen so far. You heard that right. The American fast food chain has collaborated with Twitch streamer Nmplol to bring this opportunity to fans. Sporting an eye-catching...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Random
  • Roundup Here’s What The Critics Are Saying About Sable On Xbox Game Pass

    Another win for Game Pass?

    Sable launched on Xbox Game Pass today, and with it, reviews have trickled in for the much-anticipated indie title. With a unique art style, world design and narrative, is Sable worth your time downloading? Or is it one to add to your never-ending backlog? Let's see what the critics are saying about Sable on Xbox Game...

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    • Sable
    • Roundup
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Roundup Here’s What The Critics Are Saying About Diablo 2: Resurrected

    Drag me to hell

    The release of Diablo 2: Resurrected has subtly snuck upon us today, and so have the reviews. With such an iconic game, does the new iteration do the series justice? Or should fans stick to Diablo 3 for the fix of the franchise? Let's dive into what critics are saying about Diablo 2: Resurrected: Game Informer (8.75/10): Diablo...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Diablo 2 Resurrected
  • News UFL Continues To Build Hype With First Look At In-Game Player Model

    "Zina’s here, let’s party!"

    UFL kind of came out of nowhere earlier this year, being officially unveiled as part of Gamescom Opening Night Live back in August, and the game generated a lot of attention and hype following that initial appearance. If you haven't been keeping track, it will be a free-to-play football game centred around "managing...

    • Xbox
    • UFL
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • Video Here's An Entire Match Of Big Team Battle In Halo Infinite

    Capture the Flag on 'Fragmentation'

    Halo Infinite's next technical preview is only a matter of hours away, and we have a full length look at an entire match of Big Team Battle to whet our appetite. As part of a live stream showcasing everything fans can expect to find in Halo Infinite's upcoming technical preview, an in-depth look into a Big Team...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Best Buy Customers Queue Around The Block For Xbox Series X, PS5

    "It's Black Friday in September"

    Last night, Best Buy confirmed that it would be having more restocks of the Xbox Series X and PS5 in select stores today at 7:30am local time, and once again they've resulted in queues around the block across the US. Loads of customers and observers have been taking to Twitter to share their coverage of the queues,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Best Buy
  • News Exhilarating Sci-Fi Adventure Chorus Launches On Xbox This December

    "Prepare to venture beyond the void"

    It's been a long time since we last heard about Chorus. This year has pretty much been radio silent on the upcoming space adventure, but not only do we have new information about the game, we also have a release date. Chorus will be launching for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on December 3. For those...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Chrous
  • News 343 Warns Of Possible Shift In Halo Infinite Multiplayer Preview Schedule

    Some "late breaking issues" have been discovered

    During an "early look" at the second Halo Infinite multiplayer preview today, 343's community director, Brian Jarrard, made a small "breaking news" announcement about some possible schedule changes to the next flight. It seems the team has discovered some "late breaking issues" just before sending...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (September 23-26)

    "Cross is Super Again!"

    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? The highlight is arguably Monster Energy Supercross 4, available separately for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, while you...

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    • Free Play Days
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
  • News Respawn Gives Titanfall Fans Hope After Saying Nothing Is In The Works

    Update: "Who knows what the future holds..."

    Update: Since the original report, Respawn Entertainment has come forward to shed some more light on the future of Titanfall. The developer put out a tweet to fans, delivering some hope that not all is lost. In a short but sweet statement, Respawn claimed "Titanfall is the very core of DNA", before...

    • Xbox
    • Titanfall
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Mojang Is Reportedly Working On Two Brand-New Minecraft Games

    What could they be?

    Minecraft is a global phenomenon, continuing with spin-off entries such as Minecraft Dungeons. That success seems to be something the team at Mojang wants to continue expanding, as "two all-new projects" are reportedly in the works. The information is from Windows Central, which claims reliable sources have alerted them of two...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Minecraft
  • News 343 Admits It Probably 'Over-Hyped' Halo Infinite's Spartan Bots

    But says they'll be "more challenging" in the upcoming preview

    Prior to the original Halo Infinite multiplayer tech preview, 343 spoke about the different levels of bots it would roll out as the beta progressed - with the top tier being spartan bots. While these bots weren't necessarily pushovers, they weren't quite as scary as they were originally...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Sea Of Thieves Season 4 Has Washed Ashore For All Players

    Time to set sail again

    Ahoy! Another season of Sea of Thieves is now live for all players, bringing a new area to explore known as the Sunken Kingdom. The area was previously seen during a Tall Tale in Season Three, but now players can dive in to discover all its secrets and treasures. Hidden within are six Siren Shrines, each equipped with a...

    • Xbox
    • Sea Of Thieves
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One

Wednesday22nd Sep 2021

  • News Xbox Is Allowing You To 'Bring Back' Your Old Xbox 360 Gamerpic

    "Exploration Time to the rescue!"

    If you've got fond memories of the Xbox 360 generation, and happen to be an "Alpha Skip Ahead Insider", you can now officially revert to your old gamerpic on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S. The feature is rolling out first to Xbox Insiders, with everyone else said to be getting it "eventually" assuming it...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Gamerpic
    • Xbox 360
  • News Hyperkin Is Bringing Out A Travel Bag For The Xbox Series X|S

    Take your console on the go

    Accessories manufacturer Hyperkin, which has been in the news recently for its upcoming 20th anniversary edition of the Xbox Duke controller, has quietly unveiled a brand-new travel bag for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Part of the 'Rook' line of travel bags, this is specifically designed for the Xbox Series X,...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Hyperkin
    • Travel Bag
  • Video Here’s 11 Minutes Of Battle Royale Gameplay In Forza Horizon 5

    The fan-favourite Eliminator mode returns

    Forza Horizon 5 is getting a ton of previews ahead of its launch, with Playground Games revealing new information every week. The latest has focused (partly) on the Eliminator mode, accompanied by 11 minutes of new gameplay. Originally added to Forza Horizon 4 post-launch, the popular mode - which is...

    • Xbox
    • Forza Horizon 5
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News FIFA 22's Free Trial Is Now Live With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

    Get 10 hours of unrestricted access with EA Play

    FIFA 22 doesn't officially kick off until October 1st, but if you want to try it early, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now download the game for free and play 10 (or potentially 20) hours of the experience prior to launch. This is a perk of the EA Play program, and includes the Xbox One and Xbox...

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    • FIFA 22
    • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
    • EA Play
  • News 'Disney Classic Games Collection' Adds The Jungle Book & SNES Aladdin This November

    "The family is growing"

    Update: We've now got a trailer for the Disney Classic Games Collection (which just mentions Fall 2021 as a release window), and sadly there's no mention of a free upgrade for existing Disney Classic Games owners. Original story: A few years back, Digital Eclipse released Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Disney Classic Games
  • News Alan Wake Remastered May Be Tweaked To Connect To Other Remedy Games

    The Remedy Connected Universe could be expanding

    It's no secret that Remedy is building something big. It was confirmed last year the developer is working to create the Remedy Connected Universe - a way of ensuring all their titles intertwine. It started with mentions of Alan Wake in Control's main campaign, before later expanding into a...

    • Xbox
    • Alan Wake Remastered Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
  • News Xbox Game Pass Players Have Discovered Hidden Cheat Codes In SkateBird

    Elementary!

    SkateBird launched on Xbox Game Pass last week and it wasn't long before players discovered some hidden codes buried within the game. Over on the Xbox Game Pass Reddit, users quickly discovered that the credits had some unique numbered codes buried within. It took a few days for players to find out what they were for, and it's now been...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Microsoft Rewards: How To Complete The Far Cry Punch Card (250 Points)

    250 points for just a few minutes' work

    It's Microsoft Rewards time! You might have noticed last week that another new punch card went live on the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox, and it offers yet another way to get 250 easy points for just a few minutes' work. The difference this time is that none of the games included in the batch (Far Cry 3...

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    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Far Cry
  • Roundup Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Is Sounding Promising In Early Previews

    Far better than many initally thought

    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a little over a month away, coming to Xbox platforms on October 26. Many have had concerns about what the game might turn out like, with understandable early comparisons to the mixed Marvel's Avengers floating around. Thankfully, initial impressions from critics seem to be...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Marvels Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • News Study Reveals Xbox Live Suffered 100+ 'Outages' During The Past Year

    Most likely affected by the COVID pandemic

    The folks over at ToolTester put together an interesting report earlier this month about website outages over the past year, and the data includes a section on gaming, focused mainly around Steam, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. According to ToolTester, Xbox Live had 63 reports of outages over the past...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Live
    • PlayStation
    • Study
    • Online Gaming
  • News It's Been Exactly Ten Years Since Dark Souls Graced Us With The Iconic 'You Died' Screen

    Happy birthday!

    Ten years ago today, we got a taste of the pain FromSoftware wanted to deliver as we died and died again in Dark Souls. To mark the occasion, many fans are celebrating the game's milestone on social media. This incredible Xbox 360 title changed the face of gaming forever, introducing players to a complex, challenging world filled...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox 360
  • News Everyone Remain Calm, Lawn Mowing Simulator Is Getting Strimmers And Leaf Blowers

    As part of an exciting roadmap of free content

    Lawn Mowing Simulator made a name for itself when it launched on Xbox earlier this year, and now the team at Skyhook Games has announced its ongoing support plans, including the addition of strimmers and leaf blowers - all of which will be available for free! It all kicks off in September, when the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox One
    • Lawn Mowing Simulator

Tuesday21st Sep 2021

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

    September 21st 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...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
  • Guide Everything You Need To Know About FIFA 22's Free Xbox Game Pass Trial

    Kick off with 10 free hours via EA Play this Wednesday

    Update: FIFA 22's 10-hour free trial is now live with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate! You can access it by searching for FIFA 22 on the Xbox Store and finding the 'Free Trial' button on your chosen version of the game. Keep in mind that if you've pre-loaded FIFA 22 with the

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  • Guide How To Play Xbox Games Offline

    Play your games when Xbox Live is down

    How do you play your Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games offline when Xbox Live is down? It can be annoying when it happens, especially when it roadblocks a ton of your games and essentially turns your console into a glorified blu-ray player for a few hours. Luckily, there’s a workaround so even...

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  • Guide Is Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Coming To Xbox?

    Here's what we know (there's hope!)

    Kena: Bridge of Spirits has launched on PlayStation and PC, resulting in a lot of buzz and positive reviews. Most notable is its visual style, which embodies an animated film, most likely due to developer Ember Lab's background in animation. With Kena: Bridge of Spirits making waves in the gaming world, Xbox fans...

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  • News Gas Station Simulator Is A Steam Best Seller, And It's Heading To Xbox In 2022

    It's been a surprise hit on PC

    If you thought the hype surrounding Lawn Mowing Simulator was ludicrous earlier this year, then you might be even more surprised to know that Gas Station Simulator is currently a Steam best seller on PC. The game is currently sitting above the likes of Deathloop and Red Dead Redemption 2 in terms of popularity on the...

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  • PSA Halo Infinite’s Tech Preview Matchmaking Will Be Restricted To Specific Times

    Make sure you're ready

    Halo Infinite's second technical preview is on the way, and while it's great that we'll be able to play against other players rather than bots this time around, it comes with the catch that matchmaking will only be available at certain times. As revealed in a Halo Waypoint blog, the technical preview will be running across...

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  • News It's Officially Been A Year Since Xbox And Bethesda Joined Forces

    No really, it has

    This time last year it was just a normal September day until Xbox decided to shake up the games industry forever. In a shock announcement, Xbox revealed it had acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. As a result, developers such as Bethesda, id Software, Arkane and Tango Gameworks were all now going to...

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  • News Unlike The PC Version, Far Cry 6 Won't Support Ray Tracing On Xbox Series X|S

    But it will support 4K/60FPS

    We're super close to the launch of Far Cry 6 and we're learning more about the next-gen enhancements for the game. While Xbox Series X|S owners are set to receive various features, it seems ray tracing will not be one of them. In an interview with Wcctech, lead programmer Stephanie Brenham spoke about what benefits Xbox...

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  • Gallery 343 Shares Nine More Halo Infinite Pictures To Gorge Over

    Including some stunning concept art

    Halo Infinite is fast approaching - we're only a few short months away from finally having a brand-new Halo title to play. Along with details about the upcoming technical preview, several more images have been shared by 343 Industries. These were revealed as part of the most recent Halo Infinite blog, and while...

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  • Talking Point What October 2021 Xbox Games With Gold Do You Want?

    What's on your wishlist?

    It's almost that time once again, with more Xbox Games with Gold titles set to be announced very soon! The month of September has seen Warhammer: Chaosbane, Mulaka, Zone of the Enders HD Collection and Samurai Showdown II all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way...

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  • News The Official New Xbox Stereo Headset Is Now Available

    "Game loud and clear"

    After being announced last month, the official Xbox Stereo Headset is now on shelves,. The headset retails at £54.99 / $59.99 and aims to bring a similar experience to the Xbox Wireless Headset, which launched earlier this year. The one main caveat this time around being the headset itself is a wired design. It includes...

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  • Deals 250+ Games Included In This Week's Xbox Sales (September 21-28)

    Highlighted by the ongoing 'Next-Gen' sale

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! This week's selection is actually mostly carried over from last week, with the Optimized for Next-Gen, Xbox Game Studio and THQ Nordic sales still running until September 28. That said, we do have a hundred-or-so new additions in the form of Deals with Gold...

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  • News The Good Life Launches This October, May Also Be Hitting Xbox Game Pass

    Everything is not as it seems

    The Good Life, the latest title from Deadly Premonition director Hidetaka Suehiro, will be launching on October 15 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. While the trailer makes no mention of Xbox Game Pass, it was originally mentioned during X018 back in 2018 that it would be coming to the service. Much like...

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  • News Scavengers, A Shooter From Ex-Halo Devs, Is Running An Xbox Alpha Test

    And you can sign up now

    Scavengers is an upcoming free-to-play shooter coming to Xbox coming from ex-Halo developers, and you can apply to enter the closed alpha now ahead of its launch. Players are able to dive in early and check out the game, providing feedback before the final release in the future. Anyone interested is able to register for the...

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  • Deals All Classic Xbox Games In This Week's Sales (September 21-28)

    Eight Xbox 360 titles to pick from

    This week's selection of Xbox Deals is now live, and alongside the usual Deals with Gold and Spotlight offerings, we've also got the ongoing Optimized for Next-Gen, Xbox Game Studio and THQ Nordic sales to take advantage of. Below, we've included every single Xbox 360 game available over the next week (there...

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  • News Halo Infinite's Second Round Of Multiplayer Invites Have Been Sent Out

    Check your inbox!

    Following on from the original Halo Infinite multiplayer technical preview, Xbox has now started sending out the second round of invitations. This technical preview will take place across two separate weekends. The first is from 23rd to 26th September, and the second round is from 30th September to 3rd October. 343's community...

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  • News Rainbow Billy: The Curse Of The Leviathan Brings Its Colourful RPG To Xbox Next Month

    We're loving the look of this

    Well this looks lovely, doesn't it? Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is a 2.5D RPG adventure that embodies the warm, fuzzy feeling of Saturday morning cartoons. It's scheduled to hit Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on October 5. Rainbow Billy is described as a "coming of age story" which sees players...

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  • News 349 Original Xbox Prototypes Hit The Web, Including Unreleased Games

    Tech demos, debugging builds & more

    Update: Popular YouTuber Modern Vintage Gamer has taken a look at some of the prototypes that were released by Project Deluge (including many detailed in this article), which you can watch in the video above. Original story: If you're a fan of the original Xbox scene, then you'll be very intrigued to know that...

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  • Feature These Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (September 21-24)

    "From just a single stumble, one can become a monster..."

    It's time for another weekly Xbox new releases roundup, and this week is looking pretty busy once again with the likes of Lost Judgment and Diablo 2: Resurrected making their debuts. That's without even mentioning Xbox Game Pass, which is getting a variety of new additions including the day...

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  • Random Shang-Chi Star 'Can't Live Without' His Xbox Elite Controller

    "This is an absolute travel must for me"

    The Xbox Elite Controller is a beautiful accessory, designed to make the most out of your experience. And interestingly, Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings' leading actor Simu Liu has named it as something he "can't live without". As part of a GQ video that highlighted ten things the star always takes with him on...

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  • Random Cool Concept Shows Off Xbox Series X Games As Retro Cartridges

    We want them all!

    If you're like us, you may have a fondness for the gaming days of a bygone era. There's a certain warm, fuzzy feeling when popping in an old Nintendo 64 cartridge that discs just can't seem to replicate. And with that said, this fan mock-up of what Xbox Series X game cartridges could look like has got us wishing it was real...

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  • News Superliminal Is Getting Plenty Of Praise Since Joining Xbox Game Pass

    "It will blow your mind"

    We've still got a busy September ahead for Xbox Game Pass, and last week was full of new additions to the library, including the popular puzzle game Superliminal which seems to be making a lot of new fans on Xbox. Game Pass subscribers have been taking to social media to share their praise for the game (which first released...

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  • News Astria Ascending Drops 20 Minutes Of Gameplay Ahead Of Xbox Game Pass Launch

    Arriving next week into Game Pass

    Astria Ascending is a new JRPG heading to Xbox Game Pass on September 30, and if you're wondering what the game is all about, we've got 20 minutes of pure new gameplay footage to feast your eyes on. As shared by GameSpew, the stunning footage shows everything Astria Ascending has to offer. From exploration to...

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  • News Razer Unveils New Wolverine V2 Chroma Xbox Controller

    "Next-gen customisability is now"

    Razer has unveiled a new controller variant for Xbox known as the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma. Compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC, it aims to give the Xbox Elite Controller a run for its money. Priced at £149.99 / $149.99, the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma comes with a variety of snazzy...

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  • News 343 Dev: CG Teaser Trailers Aren't Always Targeted At The Fans

    It's not always about us

    One thing that many people get frustrated by, no matter which console you prefer, is CGI reveal trailers for games. While it can be cool to know a game is coming, many just want to see it in action rather than a pre-rendered interpretation of what to expect. However, there is an alternative reason for that, as one Halo...

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  • Soapbox Lost Judgment Is Probably The Closest We'll Get To A Bully Sequel

    Trust me on this one

    The Yakuza series dips its toes in so many different genres that it's pretty much covered every base. From becoming an investor in Yakuza: Like A Dragon to managing your own baseball team in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, it's incredible how the team at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio manages to create these experiences in every game that...

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  • Poll What's Your Verdict On The Call Of Duty: Vanguard Beta?

    Been suffering any visual glitches?

    Well, Call of Duty: Vanguard's Open Beta on Xbox has been eventful to say the least. The issues started with the pre-order beta last week, where it was discovered that both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S versions were suffering from major visual bugs when running at 120fps, and there have been reports of...

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  • News It's Hard To Believe, But Gears Of War 3 Is Now Ten Years Old

    Time flies

    Time just doesn't seem to want to stop, so when we come to a substantial milestone for a game, it's hard to believe it was so long ago. And so, our collective jaws dropped when we realised Gears of War 3 has now hit its 10th anniversary. That's right, Gears of War 3, the final chapter of the original trilogy graced our Xbox 360 consoles...

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  • News Puzzle-Platformer 'Hoa' Offers Refunds Following Major Xbox Bug

    It's been temporarily delisted on the Xbox Store

    Hoa is a game that we've been looking forward to for ages, an anime-inspired puzzle platformer that actually launched back in August, but we haven't been able to try it properly yet due to a game-breaking bug on Xbox. The bug, which caused the game to freeze during loading, was so severe that the...

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  • News Splitgate Dev: I Look At The Game As Being 25% Done

    "Now everything is on the table"

    Splitgate is still sweeping the gaming world after its huge launch this summer. While it ran into some initial hiccups, players are now easily free to dive into the Halo meets Portal multiplayer shooter. That being said, there still seems to be a long way to go, as one of the game's developers has said they see the...

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