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  • Defense Grid 2, Peggle among April Xbox Games with Gold

    It's that time again when Microsoft announces its next lot of Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles. Don't get too excited, because unlike last month's fantastic selection, May looks to be a little dull. First up is the sci-fi-based tower defence game on Xbox One, Defence Grid 2. It's an upgrade from its predecessor with new upgrades, units, and a host of features. This title will be available for the whole month of May. Next on the big, black console is Costume Quest 2, which you can download from 16 May until 15 June. This cutesy RPG adventure...

  • 10 underrated Xbox 360 games that flew under the radar

    Yes, Microsoft's last-generation gaming console may have ceased production, but it still has plenty to offer. Featuring a game library of over 1000 titles, there really is something for everyone. But what about games then? We picked a few titles that flew under the radar. Blue Dragon This 2007 role-playing title was eagerly anticipated by gamers, as Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was behind the story and had a hand in its development. The game saw players take part in traditional turn-based RPG action, albeit with a few tweaks (such as speed being a factor and the introduction of a shadow system), making for...

  • Here are some things you might not know about the Xbox 360

    Pour one out for the Xbox 360, because Microsoft has announced that its mega-popular console will no longer be manufactured. To mark the occasion, we thought it would be a good idea to look at some lesser known facts about the Xbox 360. Early development kits were actually Apple Mac G5s Believe it or not, but Microsoft initially sent Apple Mac G5 computers to studios who were working on the first wave of Xbox 360 games. Yep, these weren't used solely for development, but also to demo games at the likes of E3 ahead of the console's release. In fact, some lucky people managed to...

  • RIP: Microsoft retires the decade old Xbox 360 console

    In a sad yet inevitable announcement today, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, said Microsoft will stop producing the Xbox 360 console. The announcement appeared on Xbox.com. "Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft. And while we’ve had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us," writes Spencer. It is a shame, but given the console's successor, the Xbox One, is already two and a half years into its own life cycle, it's no surprise. Couple that with Microsoft actively working to bring more Xbox 360 backwards compatible...

  • All Xbox One consoles are now development kits lying in wait

    Keep locked on to our #Build2016 portal for detailed coverage of Microsoft’s flagship developer event. If you have an Xbox One and have a penchant for making your own games, Microsoft is making it a little bit easier for you. The company has announced at Build 2016 that all retail Xbox Ones will be allowed to become Xbox One dev kits, making it easier for indie developers to craft titles for the platform. This move makes the console a more interesting proposition for the serious and casual developer alike, who had to previously go through the ID@XBOX system to obtain a development...

  • You can finally play Halo Wars on Xbox One

    Microsoft has finally released the most under-rated Halo game for Xbox One owners, Halo Wars. This comes in the company's latest wave of backwards compatible titles. Sometimes seen as the black sheep of the Halo franchise (disregarding the Spartan titles), Halo Wars in a real-time strategy (RTS) game that was developed for the Xbox 360. Taking place around 20 years before Halo: Combat Evolved, the game lets players take charge of human marine forces against the Covenant in an all-out war perspective. What's notable about Halo Wars is its genre, which strayed from the usual first-person-kill-all-of-the-things mechanics from previous titles. The...

  • The Wolf Among Us, Dead Space included in Xbox Games with Golf April lineup

    It's that time again when Microsoft announces its next batch of Games with Gold titles for Xbox One and Xbox 360. And boy, is April looking to be a great month. First up we have The Wolf Among Us for Xbox One. This is easily one of the best click-and-point titles you'll ever have the pleasure of playing, but for some reason doesn't get a lot of attention. We just wish Telltale Games would create a sequel to this masterpiece. It will be available for the entire month of April. Next up is Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One, a launch title...

  • Quantum Break is getting its own novel: read an excerpt here

    Besides the video game and TV series-like videos, the upcoming Quantum Break video game will also have a tie-in novel. The book is written by Remedy Entertainment's Cam Rogers. Entitled Quantum Break: Zero State, the novel will follow the events of the game, and with most tie-ins, should give a different perspective on events. The novel introduces protagonist Jack Joyce and Paul Serene as they're caught in a life or death situation while recounting events from the previous evening. It also introduces two new characters, Zed and Aberfoyle. Here's a sample snippet: “Stop checking behind us. It makes us look nervous.” Jack tried for a reassuring smile. “I trust...

  • Quantum Break live action scenes won’t be included on the game disc

    In an interview with Gameinformer, Quantum Break lead designer Greg Louden stated the game's live action episodes planned alongside the game won't be included with the title. The video sequences adapt to player choices, which required developer Remedy Entertainment to film multiple versions of the same video. Due to this product design, the videos would need to either be streamed or downloaded, thus the gamer will require an internet connection. "I can’t give you an exact size, but it is big, so we wanted to create this high-quality game experience and use all the disc space to maximize the visual effects qualities of...

  • Xbox bonus round: what’s happening on Xbox.com this week [01/03/2016]

    The first week of March is already shaping up to be a big one for Xbox fans. Besides obligatory game sales, there are several new titles out or up for pre-order. For this article, we'll only be covering titles available for South African Xbox owners on Xbox.com. Anything else may appear in additional features. This week features a range of credit and money packs for Rainbox Six Siege, The Crew, and finally Pool Nation FX. Star Wars Battlefront is on sale once again, but we've seen better prices for the title over the past few months. Crimsonland (Xbox One) - R97.15 Gold Crew Credit...