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All posts tagged "Xbox 360"

  • 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...

  • Xbox Live Games with Gold for April is okay, I guess

    PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold both deliver a selection of free games every month. Some months can feature an amazing collection of titles, but others... well, they can be like next month. At least in the case of Xbox Live Gold. April's selection of Xbox One titles will see gamers getting the visually striking but repetitive Ryse: Son of Rome (from 1-30 April) and the solid Walking Dead: Season Two (16 April - 15 May). Meanwhile, we've also got two Xbox 360 games as usual (being backwards compatible), in the form of the well-received Darksiders (1-15 April) and Assassin's Creed:...

  • An inside look at the Xbox One backwards-compatibility programme

    The Xbox One backwards compatibility (BC) programme has enjoyed a constant stream of titles, from big-hitters like Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty: Black Ops to the likes of Skate 3 and Shadows of the Damned. However, the head of the initiative has shed light on the processes behind getting an Xbox 360 game on the service. In a note published to Twitter, Microsoft's Bill Stillwell wrote that BC releases have always "ebbed and flowed", with some months being full of releases and others being light on titles. He wrote that while you should expect blockbuster titles in the "near future",...

  • Grand Theft Auto IV comes to Xbox backwards-compatibility

    Grand Theft Auto V has already made its way to Xbox One, albeit in remastered form, but what about Grand Theft Auto IV? Fortunately, Rockstar Games has confirmed that the Xbox 360 version is now backwards compatible. The publisher made the announcement on its website, revealing that all versions of the game, as well as Episodes from Liberty City, are compatible on Xbox One. Gamers who own the digital version will see it show up in the "Ready to Install" section on Xbox One, while those with a physical copy will need to insert it and then download the compatible version. Hankering...