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All posts tagged "Xbox 360"

  • The Xbook Duo is the first, and only backwards compatible Xbox One

    We’ve seen some Frankenstein monster consoles in the wild before, with tinkerers shoving every conceivable system into one tiny box, but what if one doesn’t want Sony or Nintendo crashing the party? Well, here’s the latest DIY attempt at solving the Xbox One’s backward compatibility hate once and for all, and it’s epic. The Xbook Duo melds the power of the Xbox One with the post-gen fun of the Xbox 360 into a portable, relatively compact (compared to the Xbox One’s case, at least) form factor. Its father, Eddie Zarick, merely constructed it as proof of concept and the system...

  • Is the Xbox One the best console for South Africa? Not quite

    The Xbox One is like an unnecessarily tardy friend, always missing the interesting part of the party. Now that it has finally arrived, it’s too late, because the PS4 is already rapping and dancing to MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This.” And frankly, it’s difficult to see how the Xbox One draw attention away from that. Ready for #XboxOne South Africa? It’s available tomorrow in select retail stores across the country. pic.twitter.com/dtr1C8RDN5 — Microsoft SA (@MicrosoftSA) September 22, 2014 After South African gamers have been familiarising themselves with Sony’s latest gaming machine, the Xbox One was held back — for nearly 10 months....

  • Arctic blue ‘Holiday Value Bundle’ 500GB Xbox 360 E costs $250, includes Call of Duty: Ghosts and Black Ops II

    There’s a lot of life left in the ol’ Xbox 360. Games like Skyrim, Devil May Cry, Mass Effect 2 and Destiny are some of the pinnacles of this last-generation console, so it makes sense that Microsoft would release some special bundles this holiday season. “These new bundles for holiday shoppers, new lower price points and new special edition blue console are sure to delight gamers young and old this holiday.” says an incredibly enthusiastic Microsoft press release. While the new consoles are currently dominating the market, the promise of a 500GB console with two games for US$249 is...

  • Is Destiny for you? Take our extremely scientific quiz to find out

    Today, on Destiny launch day, there’s going to be much said of the most-hyped game of 2014. But how do you know if Destiny is for you? We’ve compiled this ultra-scientific report that will easily answer that question for you. Remember your answers, you’ll need them later. Do you like Peter Dinklage? Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage voice-acts Ghost, an A.I. companion that will predictably follow us throughout the game, doling out advice and moving the story along. His dulcet tones have in fact, been tweaked three times in the lead-up to the final release of Destiny. After fans voiced...

  • Watch Dogs on Xbox 360 is ‘super smooth’, but has PS2-quality trees

    Watch Dogs releases 27 May for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U but it’s only PC and next-generation console owners who’ll get the best graphical experience (naturally). But just how bad are the graphics on PS3 and Xbox 360? A YouTube user managed to get their hands on the Xbox 360 version of Watch Dogs and judging by the quality of the trees in the distance, last generation consoles are going to have a tough time keeping up with the slick quality of a 2014 game. Keep watching the clip and concentrate on the tall...

  • Netflix, Hulu no longer trapped behind Xbox Live Gold paywall

    Well, here’s some news arriving earlier than expected. After speculation that Microsoft will drop Xbox Live Gold’s streaming paywall for services like Netflix and Hulu, the company has not only confirmed it, but added that it will offer refunds to disgruntled Gold subscribers.  That means those who wish to use their Xbox as a streaming media device will no longer need to pay Microsoft and the streaming service (Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO). Additionally, users will be reimbursed on condition they fit the stated criteria. Some services will remain behind the paywall though, including The Elder Scrolls Online, other MMOs and selected free...

  • Thief review: pilfered problems

    When the original Thief arrived on PCs in 1998, it was something of a revelation. Understated yet involved, quiet yet resonant, you were Garrett the master thief. The world you explored was oozing in atmosphere and informed by rich mythology. You had water arrows to extinguish flickering candlelight from afar, moss arrows to quieten your step and a sword lest you came face to face with a guard. It was simply made, but beautifully conceived, and the onus was on you to find the right path and execute your plan. Yet two sequels later, both Looking Glass and the franchise...

  • Register here for Titanfall Beta, now open for PC and Xbox One

    It’s a superlative day for gamers. Especially those whose itch can only be scratched by the FPS bug. For them, we offer the Titanfall beta which begins today. Signing up takes place now for either Xbox One or PC (if your rig can handle it, the specs are quite high), but it’s apply first, to potentially qualify for beta entry later. If and when you’ve been selected for the beta, EA’s promised to shoot you an email with detailed instructions on how to sign up for what is surely the most potent-looking FPS of 2014. “Seats are limited” and signups end...

  • Microsoft announces Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Controller

    In our opinion, the Xbox 360 is still the preferred Microsoft console for 2014. Dark Souls 2, Castlevania 2 and Destiny are just three of the excellent titles coming this year. So it makes sense to pick up a new controller for the aged Xbox 360 before it’s put out to pasture. Enter Microsoft’s Major Nelson, who’s just announced the availability of the Special Edition Chrome Series Controllers, which dazzle in dragon purple or void black. Here’s what the Major has to say: Today we are announcing additional colors to the Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Wireless Controllers: black and purple....

  • Why 2014 is the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3’s best year

    The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are shiny and new, but that doesn’t mean you should run out and buy them right away. No, there’s still a lot of life to glean from the old PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In fact, if you’re new to consoles altogether, there are compelling reasons why you should go for one of these older consoles instead of forking out considerably more for their successors. Outside of the games, the differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are largely negligible, but there are a few worth mentioning. First, here is what the PS3 has...

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