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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • People with big hands rejoice: OG Xbox Duke controller returns

    The Xbox controllers weren't always comfortable devices. In fact, when the original Xbox launched in 2001, it shipped with the gigantic 'Duke' controller. The gamepad was panned by numerous outlets and many consumers -- Microsoft even introduced a smaller 'Xbox Controller 'S' for Asian audiences. The smaller controller would eventually become the standard input method around the world, but it's fair to say that the original gamepad had its supporters. Now, it's emerged that the Xbox One would be receiving a revived Duke Controller, courtesy of accessory manufacturer Hyperkin and Xbox godfather Seamus Blackley. The controller comes with Microsoft's blessing and will launch...

  • Q&A: Xbox’s Albert Penello on exclusives, PC Game Pass and more

    The Xbox One X is out of the gate, giving gamers the chance to get to grips with the most powerful gaming console ever made. But how did the console all come about? What about exclusives? And could we see Xbox Game Pass come to PC? We conducted an email Q&A with Albert Penello, senior director of Xbox console marketing. Truth be told, most of the answers aren't surprising, but it still delivers some interesting insights anyway. Gearburn: When did development of the Xbox One X start? What was one of the more surprising or stranger things you encountered during development? Albert Penello...

  • Xbox Live Games with Gold for December is… meh

    Got Xbox Live Gold? Then odds are good that you know about their monthly Games with Gold offerings, delivering up to four games at no extra cost. Now, Microsoft has announced the December selection of games, but don't hold your breath for blockbuster titles here. On Xbox One, we've got Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide and Back to the Future: The Game. The former lasts all month, while the latter offer is from 16 December to 15 January. Got an Xbox 360 or want some backwards compatible fare? Then we've got the critically acclaimed Child of Eden (1-15 December) and arcade title Marlow...

  • 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...

  • Got a 1080p TV? 4 reasons to get Xbox One X anyway

    4K displays are seeing much more demand owing to the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. But what if you've only got a full HD TV? Fear not though, because the Xbox One X brings a few features that 1080p TV owners can appreciate as well. Supersampling Microsoft has already said that the Xbox One X will produce better results on a full HD TV, via the miracle of supersampling. This technique sees the console rendering an Xbox One X game internally at a higher resolution and then outputting it to the full HD screen for a sharper image nonetheless. But does this...

  • 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...

  • Has list of backwards compatible OG Xbox games been revealed?

    Microsoft made quite a surprising announcement at E3 this year, when it revealed that original Xbox games were coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility. The news means that all three generations of Xbox games would be playable on the Xbox One -- at least to some extent. Now, a Twitter user has published what seems to be a preliminary list of original Xbox games coming to the current-generation console. So which titles apparently made the cut? Titles shown in the tweet are: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Dead to Rights, Red Faction 2, Fuzion Frenzy, The King of Fighters...

  • Xbox One X now available to preorder in South Africa

    South Africans won't have to endure a long wait to get their hands on the Xbox One X, as Microsoft plans to bring the console to the country in December. Now, the likes of Raru and Takealot have started taking preorders for the new console, with both noting that there's "very limited stock" available. "The Xbox One X 1TB Console release date is set for 22 December 2017 but is of course subject to change," reads an excerpt of Raru's preorder page. The 22 December date is corroborated by Takealot's preorder page, also adding that the preorder price (R7499) is down from...