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  • You could’ve played Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One this weekend

    If you're a canny NeoGAF trawler and Xbox One owner, you probably would've stumbled across a post this weekend, suggesting that Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption is available to play on Xbox One as a backwards compatible game. Well, yes, it was. But isn't anymore. Although gamers have downloaded the 2010 classic Western shooter and played the hell out of it this weekend, it wasn't officially released by Microsoft or Rockstar. So the former pulled it from the roster. Microsoft's Larry Major Nelson Hyrb, took to Reddit to explain the move, and noted that the game is currently in a testing phase...

  • Rare Replay review: classic gems for Xbox One

    Rare is a company that’s been in the hearts of gamers for over three decades. It has worked on the likes of Donkey Kong Country and 007 Golden Eye, which shaped a generation of gamers. Last year the Microsoft-owned company released a compilation containing some of their best titles, but is it enough to save grace with a developer fallen from favour? Looking at video game compilations is always a difficult task. Does one look at each and every game individually, writing a review that would equal the likes of the Iliad or Odyssey, or does one look at the...

  • Styx, Gears of War 2 included in February’s Xbox Games with Gold

    Microsoft has announced the Xbox Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One and Xbox 260 subscribers. The first of these titles will be available to download from 1 February free of charge for those enrolled in the Xbox Games with Gold service. Most of next month's games carry an RPG-tone. First up is Styx: Master of Shadows (available 1-29 February). Players will guide goblin assassin Styx through a dark fantasy world as he infiltrates the Tower of Akenash. The second Xbox One title is Hand of Fate, which will be available from 16 February to 15 March. The title is described as...

  • The Witcher 2, CS: GO added to Xbox One backwards compatibility list

    Microsoft this week announced a few more backwards compatible titles for their Xbox One video game console. The announcement also included a change to the way backwards compatible titles will be released. The latest batch didn't include as many titles as the December update, and not many available in the South African Xbox Store. Some of the titles in the latest release include Age of Booty, Small Arms, and Counter-Strike: GO (CS: GO). Microsoft has said there will be a chance to the way games in the Xbox backwards compatible programme will be released. Instead of bulk releases, which the company originally...

  • Xbox store ‘biggest sale ever’ pricing up early [Update]

    A few days ago, Major Nelson teased that the Xbox store would be having a major sale starting on 22 December. Well, it seems as it all of those sales prices are already pre-loaded ahead of schedule. According to the teaser, titles such as Halo 5: Guardians (review), Rise of the Tomb Raider (review), and Forza Motorsport 6 will be discounted. There will also be deals on a wide variety of non-exclusive titles like Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Fallout 4 (review). Prices can range from 40% to over 60% off Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible titles, though don't expect those kinds of...

  • Microsoft adds 16 more backwards compatible games for Xbox One

    Announced today on Major Nelson's blog, Microsoft has added 16 more Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles for the Xbox One. This comes after the first 104 titles were launched on 12 November with the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE). Some of the included titles include the likes of Fable III, Halo: Reach, and Braid. All titles are playable today if you own a digital or physical copy of the game, otherwise they are purchasable through the Xbox website. According to the blog post, over nine million hours have been spent playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One since 12 November. The...

  • Helsing fights its way onto December’s Xbox Games with Gold

    The latest batch of games in the Xbox Games with Gold programme is ready for download. The first batch of games for the month include The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing on Xbox One, available from today until 31 December, and CastleStorm for Xbox 360, which is available until 15 December. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is an action RPG and has been available through Steam since May 2013. It currently holds a 9/10 on Steam and a 3.5/5 on Metacritic. The second title, CastleStorm is a tower defence game available on multiple platforms. It too has a 9/10 rating on...

  • Here are the Xbox One backwards compatible titles available in South Africa

    On 12 November, Microsoft released the New Xbox One Experience system update along with 104 backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles. There was much celebration as the Xbox One became a far more robust system and started one-upping Sony by supporting titles from the previous generation. I hadn't had a chance to check out the backwards compatible titles until this past weekend, and I discovered something upsetting. It's no secret that South Africans have been shafted when it comes to video game releases, pricing, special editions, and more. This latest issue is a bit of a slap in the face. What...

  • Xbox One backward compatible titles unveiled, still no Alan Wake

    Microsoft have finally released the full list of Xbox 360 games in the Xbox One backwards compatibility programme. All of these will be part of the New Xbox One Experience launching on 12 November. Some of the titles have already been spoken about, such as Gears of War and Castle Crashers, but other titles, like Metal Slug 3 and Golden Axe appear on the list. It's interesting to note that 74 of the 104 announced games are Xbox Live Arcade titles, and many are titles not originally created for the Xbox 360. Overall the list is a little underwhelming with standard Xbox 360...

  • 5 possible reasons why the PlayStation 4 is outselling the Xbox One

    Sony this week announced at its massive Paris Games Week presentation the latest sales figures for the PlayStation 4 console, and they're scary. Especially if you're a Microsoft or Nintendo employee. According to Sony's Worldwide Studios VP Michael Denny in an interview with GamesIndustry, PlayStation 4 now has a global install base of over 25-million, with just below 30-million units shipped in total. That's around 10-million more than any other console in this generation. But why is the PlayStation 4 selling like hotcakes while the other two consoles flounder? What's the device's appeal? And if it's Sony's brilliance, what exactly about the...