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All posts tagged "Xbox One"

  • Creators Update brings new Xbox One, Windows 10 features

    Thanks to the Xbox app and native media capture capabilities, Windows 10 is arguably the best Windows for gaming. But Microsoft is hard at work on the Creators Update, set to bring even more gaming-focused features. The biggest feature in the new update is Game Mode for Windows 10, which effectively optimises your computer for better gaming. "Windows Insiders will start seeing some of the visual elements for Game Mode this week, with the feature being fully operational in builds shortly thereafter. Our vision is for Game Mode to optimise your Windows 10 PC for increased performance in gaming," Microsoft's Mike Ybarra...

  • What’s new on Xbox One backwards compatibility list?

    Microsoft has been on a roll when it comes to making Xbox 360 games backwards compatible on Xbox One. In fact, the company has roughly 300 compatible games. But the past week has seen quite a few more titles added to the backwards compatibility list, starting with EA games. EA faithful will be glad to know that Dragon Age: Origins, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 (disc only) are now compatible. EA isn't the only publisher getting in on the action though, with The Splatters, Ghostbusters, Strania and Scrap Metal also joining the fray. Xbox One backwards compatibility has grown in leaps...

  • Halo Wars 2 on PC is getting a physical release (seriously)

    Microsoft was once the king of physical releases for PC games, but in recent years that has tapered off. Now, the company is partnering with THQ Nordic to bring out a boxed version of Halo Wars 2 for the PC crowd. Announced yesterday, not only will Halo Wars 2 be contained on four DVDs in an actual physical box, but will include access to the Xbox One edition via Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere programme. Halo Wars 2 will be receive a physical release on PC, spread over several DVDs Much like the Xbox One edition, the PC version will be released as both...

  • Xbox One crimson limited edition controller review: a bloody piece of kit

    With Gears of War 4 being an exceptional entry into the Gears of War franchise -- and Microsft loving its themed controllers -- it was obvious that the Xbox One would receive a GoW4 themed controller. The question is, is this a controller for the fans or just a bloody mess? Right off the bat, the controllers comes with little fanfare. Included in the box are two AA batteries for first-time use -- you're still going to need additional batteries or a rechargeable pack -- and the usual pile of manuals and safety leaflets that absolutely no one reads. It does include a download...

  • Countdown sale hits Xbox: some notable titles in tow

    Microsoft kicked off its Countdown sale yesterday, with the first phase running until 28 December, and there are plenty of gaming deals to be had in this round. Some of these titles have been cheaper in the past, but Microsoft is also featuring daily deals, so keep an eye out if the current selection doesn't appeal to you. So are there any decent Xbox One discounts to be had then? Well, the steepest discounts apply to Lego Marvel Super Heroes and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (67% or 75% for Gold members). Payday 2: Crimewave Edition and Tales from the...

  • Stardew Valley is coming to Xbox One, PS4 mid-December

    Indie darling farming and life simulator, Stardew Valley is finally making its way to home consoles. Well, only the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Announced in a blog post on the Stardew Valley website, the game will release on PS4 in North America on 13 December. The European PS4 edition and will be available on 14 December, along with a worldwide release on Xbox One. What is interesting to note is that the game won't be available on the Nintendo Wii U. Instead, developer Eric Barone says that they will be developing a version for the Nintendo Switch, which is releasing next year. "I do want...

  • Xbox One price dropped to R3999 until holiday season’s end

    Microsoft South Africa has announced that the Xbox One will retain its Black Friday discount price until the end of the festive season. In partnership with distributor Prima Interactive, the Xbox One 500GB will be priced at R3999. That's R1000 off its current price. The 500GB bundle may also include either FIFA 17, Gears of War 4 or Battlefield 1 as a free bonus title. The 1TB model will also retail for R4999, down from its standard R5799 price. The 500GB Xbox One bundle will retail for R3999 for the duration of the holiday season According to Colin Baumgart, Xbox consumer and devices...

  • Oblivion headlines latest list of compatible Xbox One games

    From Red Dead Redemption to Burnout Paradise, we've seen a variety of big-hitting Xbox 360 titles come to the Xbox One via backwards-compatibility. Now, it's time for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to come to the current-generation console. Alongside Oblivion, Microsoft has announced that World War Two shooter Medal of Honor: Airborne, puzzle/platformer Trine 2 and puzzle title Astropop are also backwards-compatible. Released back in 2006, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion garnered numerous game of the year awards, standing out thanks to its impressive (at the time) visuals, open-world gameplay and sheer variety of quests. Medal of Honor: Airborne received a 2007 release, being...

  • You can soon stream Xbox One titles to Oculus Rift

    Microsoft and Oculus have had a rather cozy relationship for a while now, and the relationship only seems to be growing closer with the latest news. The two companies have announced that, as of 12 December, you'll be able to stream your Xbox One games to an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. "Today, as a result of our ongoing partnership with Oculus, we're excited to announce that Rift owners will be able to stream their Xbox One library to Rift with the new Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift app, including fan favorites like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3...

  • Mafia III [Xbox One] review: a game of contrasts

    Picture this: your friends and family have been murdered, you’re left for dead and your ties to the Mafia have all but betrayed you. What are you gonna do? Kill everyone for revenge, of course. A story of revenge Okay, so that’s a basic rundown of the latest open-world crime simulator, Mafia III. Set during 1968 in America, the game uses the Vietnam War and counter-culture as the backdrop for this tale. You take on the role of Lincoln Clay, a black man, and recent war veteran and special ops veteran with ties to the Mafia. Upon his arrival in New Bordeaux,...