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All posts tagged "Xbox 360"

  • Fallout 4 was free on the US Xbox Store yesterday, no one knows why

    NeoGAF user Kindekuma noticed something strange on the US Xbox Store yesterday. Bethesda's 2015 post-apocalyptic hit Fallout 4, and its entire range of addons and season passes, were free for a moment. A seemingly large bug (or bout of goodwill), picked up by Microsoft big wigs like Larry Hyrb as well, meant that gamers could walk off with quite a bit of Bethesda loot for US$0.00. After the apparent glitch was reported though, Microsoft quickly shuttered purchases of the game, rectified the pricing, and made a bunch of gamers undoubtedly weep into their keyboards. Related: Fallout 4 review: radioactive fun "An unintended discount...

  • June Xbox Games with Gold may include Bioshock Infinite, Red Dead Redemption

    It looks as though Xbox Live Gold subscribers may be getting some interesting games next month, if sources are to be believed. Spotted over on NeoGAF, it looks as though the Japanese Xbox Store jumped the gun ahead of next week's June reveal. The games depicted in a screenshot (above) consist of Ryse: Sone of Rome and Lichdom: Battlemage for Xbox One, as well as Red Dead Redemption and Bioshock: Infinite for Xbox 306. The Xbox 360 titles, in particular, are excellent. If this is true, it'll certainly make up for May's lacklustre Games with Gold offerings. We'll just have to wait for Microsoft's official...

  • Xbox One backwards compatibility gets multiple disc support for Xbox 360

    The ability to play Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One is a rather impressive technical feat, but it's not without drawbacks though. One of the biggest issues was the lack of support for games that spanned multiple discs. Fortunately, Microsoft's engineers have solved this problem, as Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut is the first multiple disc title to be backwards-compatible. Microsoft's Major Nelson confirmed the news on reddit. "I can confirm that the BC  team has done work to support multi disc scenarios. Be sure to thank the BC engineers," Nelson was quoted as saying. The news means...

  • They got these 5 video games to run on the Xbox 360?

    The Xbox 360 was a veritable beast upon its launch in late 2005. Featuring 512MB of RAM, an advanced (for its time) ATI Xenos graphics chip and a powerful tri-core Xenon processor, it compared very favourably to the PS3 and gaming PCs of the time. Gaming tech moves at a fast pace though, so after several years, developers had to utilise all sorts of crazy tricks to get their games running on the last-generation Xbox. Here are a few notable titles that somehow managed to run on the Xbox 360. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare The last proper Call of Duty game released...

  • 10 underrated Xbox 360 games that flew under the radar

    Yes, Microsoft's last-generation gaming console may have ceased production, but it still has plenty to offer. Featuring a game library of over 1000 titles, there really is something for everyone. But what about games then? We picked a few titles that flew under the radar. Blue Dragon This 2007 role-playing title was eagerly anticipated by gamers, as Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was behind the story and had a hand in its development. The game saw players take part in traditional turn-based RPG action, albeit with a few tweaks (such as speed being a factor and the introduction of a shadow system), making for...

  • Here are some things you might not know about the Xbox 360

    Pour one out for the Xbox 360, because Microsoft has announced that its mega-popular console will no longer be manufactured. To mark the occasion, we thought it would be a good idea to look at some lesser known facts about the Xbox 360. Early development kits were actually Apple Mac G5s Believe it or not, but Microsoft initially sent Apple Mac G5 computers to studios who were working on the first wave of Xbox 360 games. Yep, these weren't used solely for development, but also to demo games at the likes of E3 ahead of the console's release. In fact, some lucky people managed to...

  • RIP: Microsoft retires the decade old Xbox 360 console

    In a sad yet inevitable announcement today, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, said Microsoft will stop producing the Xbox 360 console. The announcement appeared on Xbox.com. "Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft. And while we’ve had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us," writes Spencer. It is a shame, but given the console's successor, the Xbox One, is already two and a half years into its own life cycle, it's no surprise. Couple that with Microsoft actively working to bring more Xbox 360 backwards compatible...

  • 10 Xbox 360 games you should get for your Xbox One

    Microsoft shocked the gaming world last year when it revealed that Xbox 360 games are backwards-compatible with the Xbox One. The company has done a solid job of adding games to the backwards-compatible catalogue, so which ones should you get then? We've got ten titles you should pick up. Battleblock Theater Indie developer The Behemoth found massive success with 2008's Castle Crashers, but some would argue that Battleblock Theater is an even better title. The side-scrolling puzzler takes place on an island ruled by cats, as you negotiate various fiendish levels for the amusement of the feline population. The title has tons of replay...

  • Xbox bonus round: what’s happening on Xbox.com this week [01/03/2016]

    The first week of March is already shaping up to be a big one for Xbox fans. Besides obligatory game sales, there are several new titles out or up for pre-order. For this article, we'll only be covering titles available for South African Xbox owners on Xbox.com. Anything else may appear in additional features. This week features a range of credit and money packs for Rainbox Six Siege, The Crew, and finally Pool Nation FX. Star Wars Battlefront is on sale once again, but we've seen better prices for the title over the past few months. Crimsonland (Xbox One) - R97.15 Gold Crew Credit...

  • Will Microsoft release Office on the Xbox One?

    This generation of video game consoles hasn't been an easy one to afford or justify. With high development costs, weak economies, and faltering currencies, console gaming is now a luxury more than ever. But what if your home console could handle more than just media and gaming to become a functional work machine, could it then be justifiable? Recently, Microsoft has been demonstrating that the Xbox name is becoming more of a brand than just a home console. The company recently announced upcoming title Quantum Break, will not only be receiving a PC port, but including it with Xbox One edition...