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All posts tagged "Xbox 360"

  • Xbox Games with Gold for March revealed

    Xbox Live Gold subscriber? Then you'll be glad to hear that the Games with Gold lineup for March has been revealed. Xbox One owners can get their hands on Trials of the Blood Dragon from 1 to 31 March, while 16 March to 15 April sees Superhot up for grabs. These titles replace last month's picks, Shadow Warrior and Assassin's Creed Chronicles India. Xbox 360 fans (and Xbox One owners via backwards compatibility) are also receiving attention in the form of Brave (1-15 March) and Quantum Conundrum (16-31 March). These games replace Split/Second and Crazy Taxi. Don't care for March's Games with Gold lineup? Then...

  • Far Cry 2, Sniper Elite V2 are latest backwards compatible Xbox games

    The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature is super impressive, delivering over 400 compatible Xbox 360 games on the current-generation console. But Microsoft continues to work with publishers to get more games into the programme, and the most recent additions are pretty notable. This week, we see Far Cry 2, Sniper Elite V2 and Driver San Francisco making the cut, being compatible whether you have a physical copy or digital download. Far Cry 2 marked the first time that Ubisoft took over the franchise from Crytek, standing out thanks to its African setting, fire propogation features and constantly respawning guard posts. Sniper Elite V2...

  • How well do enhanced 360 titles run on Xbox One X?

    Microsoft's Xbox One X is already delivering on its promise of better looking and/or smoother Xbox One games, but what about Xbox 360 titles? We heard earlier this month that seven last-gen titles would be getting the enhanced treatment for Xbox One X. So Digital Foundry put these to the test. Starting with Halo 3, the publication reports that we get a 1920p native resolution (a nine-fold increase in pixel count over the original), not quite being native 2160p/4K. But we also see better texture detail, improved details in general and HDR effects. Gears of War 3 delivers a big step up...

  • Confirmed: Microsoft is gussying up OG Xbox, Xbox 360 games for X1

    Earlier this week, we saw a purported list of original Xbox games coming to Xbox One. Now, Microsoft has made it official and revealed some interesting perks as part of the project. Starting today, original Xbox games will be hitting the current-generation console, the Redmond company explained. But in a rather cool move, Microsoft is upping the resolution for each title, claiming a four-fold increase in pixels on Xbox One and a sixteen-fold increase on Xbox One X. "The 13 Original Xbox games releasing tomorrow will look better on the Xbox One family of devices, taking advantage of the power of Xbox One with...

  • Xbox Game Pass comes to South Africa next month, price revealed

    When Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass earlier this year, our first question was "will it be available in South Africa?". Unfortunately, as Gearburn exclusively confirmed at the time, the answer was no. Fortunately, at its Gamescom 2017 event, Microsoft revealed that the service would be expanding to eight new markets from 1 September. These are Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Turkey,UAE and yes, South Africa. "Fans in our new markets can start their 14-day free trial from September 1, and enjoy over 100 great games," the company added. So what's the monthly price for South Africa? "Enjoy unlimited access to over one hundred...

  • Xbox Games with Gold for August revealed

    Got an Xbox Live Gold subscription? Then of course, you can expect up to four games at no extra cost every month. So what can we expect from Games with Gold for the month of August? Xbox 360 gamers have the choice picks this month, as Platinum's Bayonetta makes its way to Games with Gold from 1-15 August. Action fans will also be happy with the inclusion of Red Faction Armageddon, from 16-31 August. Fear not, Xbox One owners, because all Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles are backwards compatible with the new console, so you can still download these two...

  • Xbox Ultimate Game Sale: here are the biggest discounts

    Microsoft is holding its Xbox Ultimate Game Sale once again, offering some steep discounts on AAA and indie games alike. So what should you be keeping an eye on? Well, let's start with the deepest discounts. Terraria and the Walking Dead Season One and Two see the biggest price slashes, at 70% off (or 80% off if you have Xbox Live Gold). Not up your alley? Then the next tier (67%/75%) has a ton of cut-price gaming goodness. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Deadlight: Director's Cut, Just Cause 3, Life is Strange Complete Season, Metro Redux, Ryse: Legendary Edition, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition...

  • Xbox Game Pass has 1 June rollout – except for SA

    Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass service, delivering unlimited access to a slew of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for US$9.99 a month. At the time of the announcement, an exact launch date wasn't given, but we've finally got one now. The company has confirmed that the service will be launching on 1 June 2017, having gone live yesterday (24 May) for a select few in the Insiders Programme. "That means anyone with an Xbox Live account can start their 14-day free trial and play over 100 games," read an entry by Microsoft's Major Nelson. Back at the...

  • Games with Gold for June 2017 revealed

    Microsoft has announced the latest games for Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, so will June be a great month for Xbox owners? Well, that depends on how you feel about these picks... In any event, Xbox 360 gamers will be getting the divisive Assassin's Creed III (1-15 June) and rather stellar Dragon Age: Origins (16-30 June). Of course, these games are also available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility. Meanwhile, Xbox One owners will also be getting Speedrunners (1-30 June) and Watch Dogs (16 June to 15 July). The current lineup of Games with Gold titles is Lara Croft and the...

  • Yes, Black Ops 2 is now backwards-compatible on Xbox One

    Microsoft has been doing a (mostly) fantastic job of bringing Xbox 360 games to Xbox One via backwards-compatibility. We've seen Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV and scores of other high-profile titles come to the new console. There were a few top-notch holdouts though, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 arguably being the most requested title. Fortunately, Microsoft has stepped up, announcing that the game is now available on Xbox One. The title's backwards compatibility coincides with Microsoft's Spring Sale, with the game seeing a modest discount as well. It's not the only Xbox 360 title to be added to the...