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YesterdayMon, 28th Sep 2020

  • Video Here's What Happens When You Turn On The Xbox Series X

    Check out these load times

    If you've ever tried to cold boot an original Xbox One, you're probably well aware of how long it can take to even reach the menu screen! Fortunately, the Xbox Series X does away with all of that. You can see an example of this in the video above (courtesy of VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb), which shows the system booting into...

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    • Xbox Series X
  • News Compete To Win A Series X And Enter The Xbox Hall Of Fame

    Join the ranks of the elite

    Competition alert! Microsoft is running a brand-new Xbox Hall of Fame contest to win an Xbox Series X, with each participating country set to feature eight Hall of Fame inductees and prize winners. There are multiple ways to earn your way into the Hall of Fame, such as racking up the most Gamerscore in a certain period...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Early Previews Suggest The Series X Could Be The Quietest Xbox Yet

    "I can barely hear it"

    There are quite a lot of common themes running through today's hands-on previews of the Xbox Series X, and one of them is that the console is incredibly quiet, even when playing games. Over at IGN, Ryan McCaffrey called it "almost inaudible when it's idle", and much quieter than the Xbox One X when running the likes of Red...

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    • Xbox Series X
  • News You'll Get 802GB Of Usable Storage Space With Your Xbox Series X

    Better use it wisely

    There's already been a lot of talk about whether 1TB of storage space is enough for next-generation consoles, so be warned - you won't actually be able to get access to 20% of that space on Xbox Series X. As reported by IGN, the internal SSD provides you with 802GB to store your next-gen games, with the rest being taken up by...

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    • Xbox Series X
  • News How Much Faster Do Xbox One Games Load On Xbox Series X?

    As expected, it's a lot quicker

    Various content creators have been getting their hands on the Xbox Series X over the past week, specifically testing backwards compatible Xbox One games using the system's internal SSD. As a result, we've got plenty of load time comparisons to peruse over between the Xbox One X and the Xbox Series X, and you can see...

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    • Xbox Series X
  • Roundup First Hands-On Impressions Of The Xbox Series X

    What are the critics saying so far?

    You might recall that a selection of North American content creators got their hands on a near-final version of the Xbox Series X last week, and today they've been publishing their impressions of the new system. Specifically, they've been talking about backwards compatibility, the new Quick Resume feature and...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Roundup
  • Guide This Is What You'll Get With EA Play On Xbox Game Pass

    All included at no extra charge

    Back in early September, Microsoft made the huge announcement that EA Play would be joining its Xbox Game Pass service for PC and Ultimate Members, bringing a whole range of benefits to subscribers at no extra charge. We still don't have an official date for its arrival as of yet (it's coming "this holiday"), but in...

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    • Xbox Game Pass
    • EA Play
  • News Indie FPS Shotgun Farmers Is Already A Massive Success On Xbox

    It's top of the paid games chart

    Indie multiplayer shooter Shotgun Farmers has got off to an incredible start since launching on Xbox One this past Friday, rocketing to the top of the paid games chart on Xbox One in the US. It's an unexpected triumph for solo developer Wase Qazi of Megastorm Games, who celebrated the success on social media...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Shotgun Farmers
  • Feature These 15 Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (Sep 29 - Oct 2)

    This is where the fun begins

    Welcome to your weekly Xbox roundup! It's a slightly quieter week for new releases on the platform, but we've got two big hitters arriving in the form of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time and Star Wars: Squadrons. Let's take a look at the full list of upcoming games below: Bartlow's Dread Machine (Sep 29): "A...

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    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • News Are These Images Our First Look At Bethesda's Starfield?

    Seems we've got a leak

    It's been well over two years since newly-acquired Xbox studio Bethesda first unveiled its new space epic Starfield to the world, but since then we've heard very little about it at all. However, a few images have been shared online over the past 24 hours that appear to be taken from an early build of the game, including this...

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    • Xbox Series X
    • Bethesda
    • Starfield
  • UK Charts Two Mafia Games Make Their Top Ten Debuts

    And Marvel's Avengers holds firm

    It's been a busy week for 2K's Mafia series, with not one, but two new Mafia games in this past week's UK boxed chart! The obvious new addition is Mafia: Definitive Edition, which launched just a few days ago and debuted in third place. Meanwhile, Mafia: Trilogy (which includes all three Definitive Editions) also...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Mafia Definitive Edition
    • UK Charts

Sunday27th Sep 2020

  • Guide What Games Are Coming To Xbox Series X|S At Launch?

    Here's what's been announced so far

    Both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are officially dropping on Tuesday, November 10th, and you'll be able to get hands-on with a selection of launch titles from the minute you power on your new system. Microsoft has stated that the console will have over 60 brand-new launch titles and over 40 older titles...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Guides
  • Talking Point How Many Of Bethesda's Future Games Will Be Xbox Exclusives?

    What do you think?

    We've been treated to all sorts of big news in the world of Xbox this week, but none bigger than Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks for a cool $7.5 billion. As a result, Bethesda will be bringing its "iconic franchises" to Xbox Game Pass beginning with DOOM Eternal on October 1st, but...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Bethesda
    • Poll
  • News InXile Studio Head: We're Working On Wonderful New RPGs

    "It’s too bad they take so long to make"

    Now that Wasteland 3 is out, Xbox developer InXile Entertainment is shifting its focus towards the next-generation. Based on updates over the past six months, it appears the studio is currently working on an "ambitious" AAA action-RPG powered by Unreal Engine 5. Studio head, Brian Fargo, has now shared a...

    • Xbox Game Studios
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • InXile Entertainment
  • News Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Gets Strategic On Xbox In Early 2021

    Conquer ancient China by both sword and strategy

    Koei Tecmo has announced today as part of the Tokyo Game Show 2020 that Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is heading to Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X in the early part of 2021. This latest entry in the Empires series combines the action of traditional Dynasty Warriors games with the addition of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Dynasty Warriors

Saturday26th Sep 2020

  • Random Design Director At The Initiative Teases Upcoming Xbox Game

    And we've still got no idea what it is

    After months of rumours and speculation, there's still no proper information about what The Initiative is working on. The most we really know, at this stage, is based on a rumour the studio has been working on a game that "plays in the Perfect Dark universe" but might not be "exactly" Perfect Dark. Now, Drew...

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    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • The Initiative
  • News Some People Have Already Won An Xbox Series X With Taco Bell

    Has luck been on your side this week?

    Earlier this week, Microsoft teamed up with Taco Bell to begin giving away multiple Xbox Series X consoles (U.S. only) before it launches on November 10th, and some people have already been posting their wins on social media. The contest requires you to purchase a medium or large drink via the Taco Bell app or...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Taco Bell
  • News You Might Not Get Your Xbox Series X On Launch Day, Warns Amazon

    Company sends email to US customers

    Where have we seen this before? Over the past 24 hours, Amazon has been sending emails to its Xbox Series X pre-order customers in the US, informing them that they might not receive their new console on launch day (November 10th), which is exactly what it's been telling PlayStation customers recently as well...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Amazon
  • News Anime Service Funimation Is A New Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk

    Get two months of Premium Plus

    The Sony-owned anime streaming service Funimation has announced that it has partnered with Xbox to give away two months of a Premium Plus subscription for free to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. The deal is part of the Xbox Game Pass Perks program, and gives users access to the entire library of content including My...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Funimation
  • News Microsoft Spent 'Years' Asking For Football Manager To Come To Xbox

    It finally returns this December

    Sports Interactive subtly dropped the news earlier this week that hugely popular PC sports sim Football Manager would be returning to Xbox consoles for the first time in over decade this December. And according to Sports Interactive studio director Miles Jacobson, the reason for this is because Microsoft has been...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Football Manager
  • Feature Pick One: Which Is Your Favourite Forza Horizon Game?

    Remember, you can only pick one!

    It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, due to Forza Horizon 3 being officially delisted on Xbox this weekend, we're looking back at the series' history on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. There have been four games in the Forza Horizon series to date, kicking us off all the way back in 2012, with the latest...

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    • Xbox One
    • Forza Horizon
    • Pick One
    • Features
  • Rumour Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Pushed Back To Early 2021

    "They’re holding back until they’re certain"

    We've been hearing a lot about an apparent Mass Effect Trilogy remaster in recent weeks, and it's even been listed by multiple retailers, but according to VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, the game has been pushed back to early 2021.

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Mass Effect
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (Sep 26th)

    Destiny 2 with Xbox Game Pass?

    Welcome to the weekend! It's been a very busy week in Xbox world, highlighted by Microsoft's landmark acquisition of ZeniMax Media, as well as Xbox Series X & S pre-orders going live. There's still plenty of new content to enjoy on Xbox One over the next few days as well. We've been treated to

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Talking Point
    • Features

Friday25th Sep 2020

  • News Xbox Adds Remote Play To New Mobile App For Apple Devices

    But it's limited to a few participants for now

    Update: According to Xbox Senior Program Manager Harrison Hoffman, the iOS Beta is already full: "And it looks like our iOS Beta is full! Apologies to those who didn't manage to get in. We genuinely appreciate the interest and look forward to getting this app into your hands soon!" Original story:...

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    • Apple
  • News Bethesda: Xbox Game Pass 'Broadens The Canvas For All Games'

    "It really opens up the creative opportunities"

    Microsoft made the landmark announcement earlier this week that it had acquired the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, highlighting that Bethesda's "iconic franchises" would be added to Xbox Game Pass as a result. We've already seen evidence of this in the form of DOOM Eternal, which hits the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Bethesda
  • Reminder This Is Your Last Chance To Buy Forza Horizon 3 On Xbox

    It's being delisted this weekend

    We've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that Forza Horizon 3 is being delisted on Xbox this Sunday, September 27th, but the good news is that it's on sale at up to 70% off until that date. The game is officially reaching "End of Life" status, meaning it'll no longer be available to purchase...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Forza Horizon 3
  • News Phil Spencer 'Motivated' By Xbox Series X|S Sellouts In Japan

    'It's the first step in a much longer marathon'

    The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S appear to have got off to a great start in Japan, with initial stock allocations selling out almost everywhere since the consoles went on sale earlier today. In response, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been talking to Famitsu about the plans for Xbox in the region,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Phil Spencer
  • News 343 Reminds Fans There's No Official Release Date For Halo Infinite Just Yet

    At least we know it's arriving in 2021

    With the Xbox Series X launch date locked and ready to go, the new question everyone seems to be asking is when will Halo Infinite be released? In August, it was announced the game had been delayed until next year, and since then there's been ongoing speculation about the new launch date. Earlier this week,...

    • Xbox
    • Halo Infinite
    • 343
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Capcom Attempting To Bring Resident Evil Village To Xbox One

    "We’re looking into it"

    Resident Evil Village was revealed back in June, announced as coming to Xbox Series X in 2021 but with no current-gen version in sight. However, Capcom has confirmed today that it is attempting to bring the game to Xbox One as well. This was revealed by producer Tsuyoshi Kanda during the Tokyo Game Show 2020: “While...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Resident Evil Village
  • News The New Microsoft Store Is Now Available To Everyone On Xbox

    Are you impressed with it?

    Microsoft began slowly rolling out its brand-new Xbox Store to users back in early August, and as of yesterday (September 24th), it's now officially available to everyone on Xbox One. The new Store is a completely rebuilt experience designed to be faster, safer and easier to use than ever before, featuring a fully...

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    • Xbox One
    • Microsoft Store
  • News It's Been 13 Long Years Since Halo 3 Finished The Fight

    Happy birthday to the Xbox 360 classic

    Today marks the anniversary of a classic, Halo 3! The Xbox 360 shooter first released all the way back on September 25th, 2007, concluding the original Halo trilogy developed by Bungie. To celebrate the occasion, the official Halo Twitter account posted this birthday message earlier today: If you never had...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Halo
  • News Descenders Approaches 3 Million Players With Xbox Game Pass

    More than 500k in the past three months

    No More Robots founder Mike Rose has revealed that downhill freeriding game Descenders continues to go from strength-to-strength on Xbox Game Pass, now approaching nearly 3 million total players via the service. That means around 20% of all Xbox Game Pass subscribers have downloaded the title at some point,...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Descenders
  • News Next Yakuza Game Seemingly Set To Be Announced This Weekend

    According to a now-deleted tweet

    Yakuza: Like a Dragon officially arrives for Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X this November, but before then, we might be getting an announcement of the next upcoming title in the Yakuza series. This is a according to a now-deleted tweet from Ayana Tsubaki, who is set to co-host the Sega Nama broadcast at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Yakuza

Thursday24th Sep 2020

  • News Microsoft Explains Why The Xbox Series Expansion Card Is So Expensive

    Delivers "unprecedented speed and performance"

    The official Seagate 1TB Expansion Card for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is now available to pre-order for £219.99 / $219.99 at the Microsoft Store, which ultimately puts it out of the price range of many consumers. Fortunately, you don't need it (more about that in a minute), but over on Xbox...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Three More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (Sep 24)

    Play them on Xbox One, Android and/or PC

    It's that time again! We've got three brand-new additions to Xbox Game Pass to share today, all of which are now playable on the service for Xbox One, Cloud Gaming on Android, and/or PC. You can get a 20% Game Pass exclusive discount on these titles if you want to purchase them permanently, and Warhammer:...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • News Xbox Throws Shade At PS5 Following Spider-Man Upgrade Debacle

    Highlighting the benefits of Smart Delivery

    We don't know if you've been keeping up with the news in PlayStation world recently, but one of the big talking points over the past 24 hours has been the confusion surrounding Marvel's Spider-Man's upgrade path from PS4 to PS5, and the confirmation that owners of the standard version won't be getting a...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • PS5
  • News DOOM Eternal Blasts Its Way To Xbox Game Pass In October

    Prepare to Raze Hell

    It's official! After being teased yesterday, Microsoft has confirmed that DOOM Eternal is coming to Xbox Game Pass for console (and seemingly Android) on October 1st, with PC to follow later in 2020. The Bethesda shooter only launched for Xbox One back in March of this year, and at the time we called it "one of the most...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Doom Eternal
  • News Xbox Series X 1TB Storage Expansion Card Priced At £220 / $220

    Update: UK & Europe prices confirmed

    Update: Microsoft has confirmed that the Seagate 1TB Storage Expansion Card is priced at £219.99 in the UK and €249.99 in Europe. It's now available to pre-order from the

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Microsoft Drops The Price Of Xbox Series S In Japan

    Just in time for the Tokyo Game Show

    The Xbox Tokyo Game Show Showcase takes place later today at 8AM ET / 1PM BST, and ahead of the event, Microsoft has surprisingly revised the price of the Xbox Series S in the region. On its official website, the company confirmed that the price had been reduced from 32,980 yen (excluding tax) to 29,980 yen...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Cloud Gaming Has A New Competitor, Amazon Luna

    Enters Early Access starting today

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer has mentioned in the past that he sees Google and Amazon, rather than Nintendo and Sony has the main competitors for Xbox moving forward, so he'll likely have been keeping a close eye on the reveal of Amazon Luna today, which serves as a competitor to Xbox Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass...

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    • Project xCloud
    • Amazon Luna
  • News Bethesda's Games Will Be 'Better' Under Microsoft, Says Todd Howard

    Quality assurance

    It's been a massive week for Xbox - with Microsoft announcing its acquisition of ZeniMax Media (the parent company of Bethesda) for a whopping $7.5 billion. While we've already got some insight, in an interview with Major Nelson alongside Phil Spencer and Pete Hines, Todd Howard - director and executive producer at Bethesda -...

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    • Bethesda
    • Microsoft
    • Todd Howard
    • Pete Hines
  • Video Watch The Xbox Tokyo Game Show 2020 Showcase

    But keep in mind it's all in Japanese

    Update: The show has now finished, but you can watch the full recap below! Original story: Welcome to the Xbox Tokyo Game Show Showcase 2020! Microsoft is kicking off the multi-day event today with a 50 minute showcase, but be aware that the broadcast will be entirely in Japanese! As for what to expect, the...

    • Live Chat
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
    • Tokyo Game Show
  • Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Mafia: Definitive Edition

    Is it an offer you can't refuse?

    The first reviews for tomorrow's release of Mafia: Definitive Edition have gone live, and they're generally looking pretty positive, with a handful of exceptions. We've rounded up just a few of them below, so let's see what reviewers are saying about the game so far: Destructoid (9/10) "All this time, the first...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Mafia Definitive Edition
  • News Football Manager Finally Returns To Xbox This December

    Say goodbye to your social life

    13 long years since the franchise last appeared on Xbox, Sports Interactive has announced today that Football Manager 2021 is officially coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X this December. This version will be based on the Football Manager Touch experience - a streamlined version of the desktop...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Football Manager
  • News Free Play Days: Try These Xbox Games For Free (Sep 24-27)

    Including Ubisoft's The Division 2

    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 first is strategic 2017 simulation game Bomber Crew, Ubisoft's popular shooter RPG Tom Clancy's The...

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    • Xbox One
    • Free Play Days
  • News Samurai Shodown Brings The Fight To Xbox Series X|S At Launch

    Optimised for the next generation

    SNK has revealed as part of today's Xbox Tokyo Game Show Showcase that arcade fighter Samurai Shodown (also known as Samurai Spirits in Japan) is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S at launch. The game will be available from November 10th, but few other details have been provided so far, aside from that it...

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    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Samurai Shodown
  • News NieR Replicant Officially Releases Next April For Xbox One

    No sign of a next-gen version yet

    Update: You can get a first look at gameplay for NieR Replicant above. Original story: Square Enix has confirmed today as part of the Tokyo Game Show 2020 that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... is officially coming to Xbox One on April 23rd, 2021 in North America and Europe. The game is a remastered version of...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • NieR Replicant
  • News R-Type Final 2 Heads To Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S In Early 2021

    With Smart Delivery support

    Anyone fancy a bit of R-Type on Xbox? Go on, then. Granzella Inc has revealed that it's bringing side scrolling shooter R-Type Final 2 to Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X in Spring 2021, and it will offer a free next-gen upgrade via Smart Delivery. The game is part of a cult arcade franchise that began life all...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • R-Type Final 2
  • News Manage Your Child's Xbox Account With This Brand-New Mobile App

    Set limits, monitor friend requests and more

    Listen up, parents! Microsoft has unveiled a brand-new Xbox Family Settings app for mobile, allowing you to manage your child's Xbox account and "balance gaming with other responsibilities like school and time with friends." The app, which has been in preview form for the past few months, includes the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Family Settings

Wednesday23rd Sep 2020

  • News It Looks Like DOOM Eternal Is Coming To Xbox Game Pass Soon

    Update: Microsoft teases Bethesda addition

    Update: Various Twitter users seem to have figured this out! If you adjust the brightness in the image below, you'll see a hidden message with the words, "The Slayer is coming", suggesting the addition is Bethesda's DOOM Eternal. Original story: Oh Melissa McGamepass, you tease. Yes, the official Xbox...

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    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Talking Point What October 2020 Xbox Games With Gold Do You Want?

    Give us your wishlist

    It's almost time again for another set of Xbox Games with Gold titles! The month of September has seen Tom Clancy's The Division, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, de Blob 2, and Armed and Dangerous all given away for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and another four games will soon be on the way. If you haven't done it yet,...

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    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Games With Gold
    • Talking Point
  • Random The Internet Thinks Microsoft Is Buying Sega Now

    Update: No acquisition news at the Tokyo Game Show, confirms MS

    Update: Microsoft has confirmed it has no plans to announce any acquisitions at this week's Tokyo Game Show. Original story: It doesn't take much to ignite a rumour nowadays and after Microsoft acquired the parent company of Bethesda earlier this week, some people on the

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    • Sega
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
  • News Best Buy Unveils Special Halo Infinite Bundle With Master Chief Statue

    Update: Pre-orders are live

    Update (Wed 23rd Sep, 2020 09:00 BST): If you're interested in picking this up, pre-orders are now available! Halo Infinite with Master Chief PVC Statue & SteelBook Case (Best Buy) Original story (Mon 21st Sep, 2020 11:45 BST): American retailer

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Series X
    • Halo Infinite
  • News Some Journalists Already Have Their Hands On The Real Xbox Series X

    We'll be learning a lot more about it soon

    We saw a couple of weeks ago that some influencers had been sent non-working, prototype versions of the Xbox Series X, but this time, a select few journalists have actually got their hands on the real deal. The likes of IGN and Digital Foundry have received the Xbox Series X, which is actually a "not quite...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Series Pre-Orders Boast 'Record-Breaking Demand', More Stock To Arrive At Launch

    "Incredible to see all the excitement"

    Have you recovered from yesterday yet?! We hope you were able to secure yourself an Xbox Series X and/or an Xbox Series S if you wanted one, but if not, don't worry - Microsoft is aiming to have more stock available at launch. Taking to Twitter, the official Xbox account put out a statement thanking fans for...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Xbox Will Continue To Consider Buying New Studios, Says Microsoft

    But only where it makes sense

    We were hit with the landmark news that Microsoft had acquired ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks back on Monday, and now Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed the company isn't necessarily done. Speaking to CNET about the $7.5 billion acquisition, Nadella explained that its gaming division will...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Bethesda
  • News Xbox One X Sales Spike On Amazon As Series X Pre-Orders Go Live

    Case of mistaken identity, or something else?

    Did a bunch of people accidentally pre-order the Xbox One X instead of the Xbox Series X yesterday? That's what Amazon's sales rank for the current-gen Xbox One X appears to have been suggesting. At one point yesterday, that sales rank was up 747% over the previous day, hinting that various prospective...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One X
    • Xbox Series X
  • Guide All The Backwards Compatible Games In This Week's Xbox Sale (Sep 22-29)

    Including some real Xbox 360 classics

    This week's Xbox sale is now live, and it includes just under 10 backwards compatible titles from the Xbox 360, all of them featured as part of the ongoing Rockstar and Capcom Publisher Sales. We've highlighted every backwards compatible offer in the table below, and you'll find more games, bundles and DLC...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox 360
    • Xbox One
    • Features
  • News Don't Expect Any Xbox Acquisition News At The Tokyo Game Show

    And no fresh next-gen news either

    In case you'd forgotten, Xbox is kicking off the the Tokyo Games Show tomorrow, September 24th with a 50 minute showcase, but Microsoft has warned fans not to expect any acquisition news to come out of the event. This follows a fresh bout of admittedly shaky speculation over the past 24 hours that the company might...

    • Xbox
    • Tokyo Game Show
  • News Xbox Series X|S Are Designed To 'Blend In With The Environment'

    Built to fit into your modern life

    Microsoft has provided more insight into the aesthetic of the Xbox Series X|S, explaining that the overall goal is for the two consoles to "seamlessly fit in to the modern lives and living rooms of Xbox fans around the world." The company says the Xbox Series X|S were "designed to fit in anyone’s home; they are...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
  • News Maneater Swims Onto Xbox Series X|S At Launch With Free Upgrade

    Including ray tracing and 4K, 60fps

    We'll take a bite out of this one! Tripwire Interactive, Deep Silver and Blindside Interactive have confirmed that "ShaRkPG" Maneater is coming to Xbox Series X|S as a free next-gen upgrade on November 10th. (thanks Gematsu). The Xbox Series X version will reportedly support ray tracing, native 4K HDR support at...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox Series S
    • Xbox Series X
    • Maneater
  • News Rocket League Goes Free-To-Play, Season One Now Live On Xbox

    Featuring new tournaments and challenges

    If you've been eagerly awaiting your chance to play Rocket League, the time has arrived! The "soccar" sports game is now free-to-play on Xbox One, although keep in mind you'll still need Xbox Live Gold to play online. Its first free-to-play season brings a whole wave of changes to the game, including...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Rocket League
  • News No Man's Sky's Huge Origins Update Dramatically Expands Its Universe

    Play it with Xbox Game Pass

    Hello Games has unveiled its big No Man's Sky annual update for 2020 in the form of No Man's Sky: Origins, which brings a stranger, richer and more varied universe to the game than ever before. The list of changes is frankly huge (you can check out the full patch notes on the official website), with highlights being the...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • No Mans Sky

Tuesday22nd Sep 2020

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

    September 22nd 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...

    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Xbox Game Pass Quests
    • Microsoft Rewards
    • Guides
  • News Two More Games Are Now Available With Xbox Game Pass (Sep 22)

    But actually, it's more like four

    It's been a very busy day in the world of Xbox, and we hope you were able to secure your Xbox Series S and/or Xbox Series X pre-orders! Now, you can kick back with some scorching new Xbox Game Pass additions. The first of these is Destiny 2 - specifically, the Forsaken and Shadowkeep expansions for the game, both...

    • Xbox
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox Game Pass
    • Destiny 2
    • Halo
  • Guide Is Your TV Ready For Next-Gen Gaming With Xbox Series X?

    And will it support 4K, 120FPS?

    Hopefully by now you've been able to lock in your Xbox Series X and/or Xbox Series S pre-order (if you wanted one), and you're eagerly awaiting the chance to get your hands on your new purchase later this year. But what about your TV? Both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are powerful machines, and if you've got...

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  • News Yep, Scalpers Are Already Listing Xbox Series X On eBay

    After securing their pre-order...

    Australia was one of the first countries in the world to open pre-orders for the new Xbox Series X|S and as you might have heard, it sold out within "record" time. There were some technical issues as well. The website of EB Games (owned by GameStop) was overloaded and various other local retailers filled pre-orders...

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  • Talking Point Have You Been Able To Pre-Order An Xbox Series X|S?

    Which have you gone for?

    The time has arrived! Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders have officially begun in various locations around the world, and as expected the demand has been huge. Websites have crashed and stock has sold out in ultra-quick time for some retailers, so have you been successful in pre-ordering a console? Here are some of...

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  • News Xbox Series X Official Packaging Invites You To 'Power Your Dreams'

    Looking good, Chief

    The Xbox Series X officially went on sale around the world earlier today, and if you were lucky enough to snap one up, all you need to do now is wait in anticipation for that big release day on November 10th. We've already highlighted what you'll first see when the packaging arrives at your door (and you can also view a more...

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  • News Xbox Series X Has Sold Out In Australia

    Pre-order limit reached within minutes

    Pre-orders for the next-generation Xbox opened in Australia earlier today and both units reportedly sold out within "record" time. EB Games (owned by GameStop) was the hardest hit - with the retailer's website seizing up as soon as pre-orders went live at 8 am. It resulted in a lot of disgruntled customers who...

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  • Guide Xbox Series X & S Pre-Orders: Where To Buy The New Consoles

    The next generation of Xbox has arrived

    Here we go then! The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have officially started going on sale in various locations across the globe (check out a full list of start times in our recent guide), and you won't want to wait around too long - we're expecting these systems to sell out pretty quickly! Below, you'll find...

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  • News PS5 Horror Quantum Error Now Slated For Xbox Series X, But Series S Version Not Confirmed

    "It will depend on how development goes"

    After various teases earlier this year, TeamKill Media has confirmed that its PS5 first-person shooter Quantum Error is now also coming to Xbox Series X, with the intent to release both versions at the same time. Responding to fans on YouTube, the developer explained that it had "always been open to more...

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  • News Fast-Paced FPS Bright Memory Joins The Xbox Series Launch Lineup

    And Bright Memory: Infinite arrives next year

    OK, stick with us here. Remember that game Bright Memory: Infinite that was revealed for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S back in May? It now has a release window of 2021 for the next-gen systems, but the original 2019 version of the game (just called "Bright Memory") is now a launch title for Xbox Series...

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  • Deals Over 100 Games, Bundles & Add-Ons In This Week's Xbox Sale (Sep 22-29)

    Including a Rockstar Publisher Sale

    It's time for another set of weekly Xbox deals! It's actually another fairly small selection this week compared to what we've been used to over the past few months, but there are some huge deals amongst the batch including a whole range of discounts on some critically-acclaimed Rockstar and Capcom titles. We've...

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  • News The Xbox Upload Studio App Is Being Replaced Later This Year

    It had a good seven-year run

    Pour one out for the Upload Studio! The clip-creating app, which was heavily promoted back at the launch of the Xbox One in 2013, is officially being replaced for good later this year. In a message sent to Xbox users, Microsoft explained that the share experience available via the new Xbox app for mobile will replace...

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