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All posts tagged "Xbox"

  • 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...

  • Gears of War 4: gameplay, Elite controller and pricing details revealed

    During Xbox's E3 2016 conference, developer The Coalition showed off some more footage of the next alien-killing cover-based shooter, Gears of War 4. Oh, and it's already up for pre-order on Xbox One and PC at Xbox.com for R749. The Ultimate Edition -- including the game, season pass, and Vintage Del pack -- will set you back R1179. Amazon lists the standard physical edition for US$59.99 and the Ultimate Edition (with SteelBook case) for US$99.99. There is currently no local pricing on the physical releases. The game will be receiving a Collector's Edition for US$249.99. This will consist of the game, SteelBook case,...

  • Xbox at E3 2016: Project Scorpio, Xbox One S, Live upgrades & more

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Microsoft's E3 conference has been full of some interesting and strange announcements. Besides games, the company also showed off some new hardware, operating system, and Xbox Live features. We've decided to round up all of the hardware and Live announcements in this article. Project Scorpio First up we have the next version of the Xbox One range of consoles. According to the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, "We believe it will be the most powerful console ever built." Yes, there wasn't much shown off about this not-so-well-kept-secret powerhouse upgrade, but...

  • Xbox E3 2016 conference: 6 must-see game trailers from Microsoft’s presser

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Microsoft Xbox got a bit carried away with its service and hardware announcements (you can catch those updates up right here), but what about the actual games? Well, there were some pretty interesting titles, and trailers. Halo Wars 2 The pre-rendered trailer was a gorgeous piece of work, but Halo Wars 2 remains a game that only certain people will love. The title does boast more polished graphics, swifter gameplay and a slew of new online features across 13 campaigns will probably make it one of 343 Industry's...

  • Is this the new Xbox One slim model? [update]

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Spotted over on NeoGAF, apparently an image of the Xbox One revision, S, has leaked. If it's true, it looks like a mighty fine piece of kit. Along with the white and 40% slimmed down aesthetics, the slimmer Xbox console will apparently include a 2TB hard drive, 4K Ultra HD video, support for high dynamic range, sexy white and black controller, and a vertical stand. This revision may help the company enter the Japanese market with a smaller device. No price has been revealed yet. We'll have to wait and...

  • Fallout 4 was free on the US Xbox Store yesterday, no one knows why

    NeoGAF user Kindekuma noticed something strange on the US Xbox Store yesterday. Bethesda's 2015 post-apocalyptic hit Fallout 4, and its entire range of addons and season passes, were free for a moment. A seemingly large bug (or bout of goodwill), picked up by Microsoft big wigs like Larry Hyrb as well, meant that gamers could walk off with quite a bit of Bethesda loot for US$0.00. After the apparent glitch was reported though, Microsoft quickly shuttered purchases of the game, rectified the pricing, and made a bunch of gamers undoubtedly weep into their keyboards. Related: Fallout 4 review: radioactive fun "An unintended discount...