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All posts tagged "Xbox One"

  • A disc-free Xbox One is reportedly in the works

    Microsoft is set to release a new "disc-less" Xbox One console next year, according to Microsoft-centric site Thurrott. “The company is planning to release an updated console next year, but this device will not be in the Scarlett family, according to people familiar with the company’s plans,” reports the site, referring to its own revelation that Microsoft is planning a brand new range of consoles for 2020. Being disc-free, the console will most likely be a cheaper version of current Xbox Ones due to its lack of support for disc games and Blu-ray. “The goal with the new console is to lower...

  • Black Friday 2018: Microsoft details discounts for Xbox console and games

    Microsoft has announced upcoming Black Friday deals for its Xbox devices and services. “The holidays are almost here, and Xbox is back this year with our biggest Black Friday sale ever,” said Microsoft on its website. Selected consoles, games and Xbox memberships will go on sale. Consoles Microsoft will be offering a US$100 dollar discount on selected Xbox One bundles from 18 - 26 November. Though the company has not confirmed all qualifying bundles, the Xbox One S Minecraft bundle is included. The Xbox One X will be at its “lowest price ever”, going on sale for US$399.99 Get a digital Gears...

  • Here’s why I have serious Red Dead Redemption 2 FOMO right now

    The day has finally arrived: Red Dead Redemption 2 is being played on Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. Unfortunately, I’m not one of the lucky ones who are busy shooting it up in the Wild Wild West. Instead, I have to read the reviews that have been trending all over the internet for the past 12 hours. Firstly, there’s Rockstar itself, which was quick to show off Red Dead Redemption 2’s excellent ratings by popular reviewers on Twitter. #RDR2 Reviews IGN: 10/10 - https://t.co/zZuU1iQoXj The Guardian: 5/5 - https://t.co/XRdADzT6lq Game Informer: 10/10 - https://t.co/eLGOImWJ5P The Telegraph: 5/5 - https://t.co/FCeP1LVoSn Gamereactor: 10/10 - https://t.co/5noYdPulVy And more at...

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for pre-loading and it’s huge

    With exactly a week to go before the official release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games has announced that pre-loading for the game is now available globally. The catch? You’re going to need a lot of free storage space on your console, and even more patience, just for the installation. On Rockstar’s support page, the developer confirmed that disk installation will require 99GB on PS4 and 107GB on Xbox One. The digital installation remains that same for Xbox One, but PS4 requires an extra 50GB to accommodate the process. This means at least 10% of your 1TB console is going to...

  • Ditch the controller: Xbox One is getting keyboard and mouse support

    Microsoft has teamed up with Razer to provide wireless keyboard and mouse support for Xbox One for a select group of Insiders. This means that soon you will be able to play supported games using a keyboard and mouse on the console. While Microsoft says gaming developers can decide if they wish to make their games compatible for this control option, one game is already set to test the new feature through the Xbox Insider programme. "Warframe will be one of the first titles testing mouse and keyboard input when the feature arrives to Insider in the coming weeks," confirmed Microsoft in...

  • 6 questions to ask before buying a gaming console [Tech Savvy SA]

    Tech Savvy SA is a series of articles on Gearburn and Memeburn that aims to deliver useful, locally relevant advice to the average South African. This time we look at the right gaming console for you... Buying a gaming console isn't a mindless endeavour, as they're pricey machines and you don't want to be left regretting your choice of platform. Nevertheless, there are several questions you need to ask yourself before committing to a purchase. What do my friends have? This might be the most important question for socially inclined gamers (and in general). For starters, if you buy an Xbox One and...

  • 11 intriguing video games landing before E3 2018

    E3 is traditionally the biggest event on the gaming calendar, taking place in June and attracting all the key players. But that doesn't mean developers and publishers are holding out their wares for the big event. Nope, here are some noteworthy games landing before E3 this year. Far Cry 5 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Ubisoft's series is known for its rather exotic locations, spanning African landscapes, tropical islands and mountainous enclaves. Now, the latest game, set for release on 27 March, takes you to rural USA. Not quite Kyrat... In any event, the game's religious cult trappings and welcome co-op integration means you'll want to...

  • 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...

  • Overwatch Xbox One X patch beats PS4 Pro – report

    Overwatch has become one of the most popular cross-platform titles of this generation, delivering frantic multiplayer action, esport leagues and a host of characters. Blizzard has been hard at work on a patch for the Xbox One X though and, according to Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, it beats the base console and the PS4 Pro in terms of fidelity. Oddly enough, the PS4 Pro version of the game only got 4K HUDs, with the rest of the game sticking for regular 1080p resolution. The Xbox One X patch enables a 4K scaler, which means the game will hit 4K in less intense moments, but...

  • Xbox Game Pass to get Xbox exclusives on launch day

    Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass is a solid first step into the world of subscription-based gaming, offering just over 100 games for R159 a month. The library isn't amazing but there are quite a few big-hitting games and hidden gems here, giving you plenty to play. Now, Microsoft has announced a big boost thanks to first-party exclusives launching simultaneously on their own and on Xbox Game Pass. And it all starts with Sea of Thieves... "Moving forward, we plan to release all new Xbox One exclusive games from Microsoft Studios into Xbox Game Pass on the same date as their global release. This means...