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  • Xbox Games with Gold for August revealed

    It's time for Microsoft to reveal their Games with Gold titles for next month, and we've got decent picks for August. Xbox Live Gold subscribers receive two free games on Xbox One and two free games on Xbox 360. However, the Xbox 360 titles are backwards-compatible with the Xbox One. Anyway, Xbox One fans will receive Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (1-31 August) and WWE 2K16 (16 August to 15 September). As for the older console, you can expect tough platformer Spelunky (1-15 August) and classic adventure title Beyond Good and Evil HD (16-31 August). It's not too late to pick up a few...

  • Xbox One 500GB now $249 ‘while stocks last’

    The Xbox One S is scheduled to hit stores next month, while the formidable Scorpio is set to be revealed next year. So it's no surprise to hear that sales of the standard Xbox One model are slowing down in a big way. Now, Microsoft is hoping to deliver a sales boost and clear out stock before the Xbox One S launch, cutting the cost of the 500GB vanilla console to US$249. "Treat yourself to a great deal this summer! Xbox One 500GB consoles are now only US$249 while supplies last," the company said in a press statement. Microsoft also confirmed that...

  • Xbox One S launches in ‘select regions’ on 2 August, no SA launch date yet

    The Xbox One S will launch in select markets on 2 August, according to Xbox's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb. Hyrb, Xbox Live's director of gaming, noted on his blog that the more powerful, smaller and arguably better looking console will finally make its bow next month. "Today, we’re pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated 2TB Xbox One S launch edition will begin hitting shelves in select regions on August 2," Hyrb remarks. "That means that all pre-orders will arrive on August 2 and, for those of you that haven’t yet, you can still pre-order a 2TB Xbox One S launch edition through microsoftstore.com...

  • 9+ useful, entertaining Windows 10 apps we want on Xbox One

    Microsoft announced some time back that its Windows Store would be coming to Xbox One, allowing people to download an array of apps. There's still no word on the app store hitting consoles just yet, but we'd definitely like to see some of these apps on our Microsoft consoles. VLC media player Easily one of the most popular apps around, VLC is a jack-of-all-trades media player, capable of handling almost everything you throw at it. The default Xbox players aren't bad, but an all-in-one solution, capable of handling everything from MP3 and FLAC to MKV and AVI, would be a welcome addition to...

  • Revealed: Notable Xbox deals for tomorrow’s Ultimate Game Sale

    Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale kicks off tomorrow (5 July), but you don't have to wait until then to see the discounted wares. The company's Major Nelson has published a list of cut-price Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC games that will be featured in the promotion, including a few notable entries. The deals are separated into several tiers, namely 67% off (75% off for Gold members) and 60% (67% for Gold subscribers), all the way to 10% (15% for paid subscribers) and 15% (25% for Gold users). What's on sale for Xbox One? There are plenty of games receiving a 67%/75% discount, including F1 2015, Lego Marvel...

  • Review round-up: is Inside a lock for Game of the Year?

    Playdead established itself as a studio to watch when it released the critically acclaimed platformer Limbo back in 2010. Now, the company has unleashed a new game in the form of Inside, for Xbox One and Windows. It follows a similar puzzle/platformer formula to Limbo, complete with black and white visuals and side-scrolling perspective. So what are reviewers saying about the title then? That ending? Ryan McCaffrey of IGN gave the title a 10/10, saying it manages to be "beautiful, haunting and terrifying", occasionally at the same time. He also praised the game's level of detail, using dust particles suspended in the air, raindrops and rays of sunlight...

  • E3 2016 is torn a new one by this hilarious, scathing video review

    Perhaps we're bucking the trend a bit, but we quite liked E3 2016. Apart from EA's conference, the others were laden with gameplay footage from some great looking games. Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Steep, and the new Legend of Zelda were just four from a great few, but not everyone feels this way. YouTuber Kilian Experience is one of them. Slating this year's E3 as "shit", he runs through each conference and highlights the underlying hilarity of each. "Another Year another E3," he notes on his video description. "I thought E3 2016 was bad. Not a lot of new games...

  • In defence of the Xbox One S: the console you’ll be buying anyway

    Since Microsoft's E3 2016 announcement of the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio, there has been some confusion around these two devices. There are many who think the tech giant is (stupidly) killing their own console sales. The reality is, it's not true. Not even close. Project Scorpio -- or whatever it'll be called in the coming months -- will be launched at the end of 2017. It's said to contain an octa-core CPU, six-teraflops of GPU horsepower, 12GB of RAM, and the ability to game at 4K resolution. It's clear that this is Microsoft's push towards a VR-enabled (or more...

  • Microsoft Xbox won E3 2016 according to social media numbers

    E3 is an event that means a lot of things to a lot of people. It's like the World Cup for games but with less diving and fake injuries. Even so, tensions between, during, and after conferences rise on the floor, between friends, and more importantly on social media. According to social media monitor BrandWatch's new research, it seems that the answer to the age old question "who won E3 this year?" deserves the reply of "Microsoft". "We tracked social media’s reaction to E3 2016, including social round-ups of each major conference and commentary throughout," the company's Gemma Joyce explained on its blog, and...

  • Looking for an Xbox One? SA will be receiving a four day sale

    If you're looking to pick up a Xbox One, now might be the time. For the next few days, the console will be receiving quite a discount in SA, starting at R4999. The announcement comes from local Xbox distributor, Prima Interactive, in a press release sent to Gearburn. From 16 to 19 June, the 500GB Xbox One with a game will cost R4999, while the 1TB edition will sell for R5499. While no specific stores were stated, the press release stated: "These bundles will be available from all leading South African retailers and e-tailers during the promotion." With the recent unveiling of the...