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  • Evolve, Borderlands 2 among March Xbox Games With Gold titles

    Microsoft has announced its latest batch of Games With Gold titles for Xbox One, which are set to rollout from 1 March. Fans of the console may find these offerings a little underwhelming. First up is Layers of Fear on the Xbox One, which will be available from 1 to 31 March. This title is a "first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration". Easily one of the strangest additions to the line-up is Evolve Ultimate Edition, which you can grab from 16 March until 15 April. The four-on-one multiplayer title has been plagued with numerous problems and controversies since before...

  • Xbox One S now up for pre-order in SA with no release date

    It's taken a while for the Xbox One S revision to (sort of) make it to SA shores. The device is now up for pre-order on a number of stores, but there's no date as to when it'll actually arrive. The console will set you back R4999 for the 500GB model and R5999 for the 1TB edition. These base units don't come with much, except for a few cables and the revised Xbox Ons S controller, which features Bluetooth. Local Microsoft video game distributor, Prima Interactive, is sweetening the deal with these pre-orders by including an additional controller, and either a...

  • Microsoft’s Xbox E3 conference will be earlier this year

    Microsoft has announced that its E3 conference will be on a Sunday this year, a change from the usual Monday shows. It will be held on 11 June at 2pm PT (12am SAST), to be precise. While I don't usually like speculating about future events (because speculation), it's interesting to not that Microsoft used the current Scorpion placeholder image for the announcement. Are we finally going to hear more about the Xbox One Scorpion project? More than likely. And what about the earlier date? There's a good chance that Microsoft will try to steal some of the thunder away from whatever Sony is...

  • We talk South Africa’s indie gaming scene with Microsoft’s Clifford de Wit

    Whether it be puzzlers or role-playing titles, there is no shortage of indie video games. As shown by our Digital All Stars pieces on indie gaming companies and the community, there's a significant indie gaming scene in South Africa. Memeburn had a chance to sit down with DPE Lead at Microsoft, Clifford de Wit, at the recent Microsoft Tech Summit event in Johannesburg. Aside from the general information on Azure and systems, we also spoke to him about Microsoft and the indie video game scene. The Windows store "The store is getting unified now and that makes a big difference," explains de Wit,...

  • Watch: Halo Wars 2 launch trailer hits the web

    Microsoft's Halo Wars made for quite an impression upon launch in 2009, offering a refreshing strategy take on the Halo formula. Of course, Halo was originally intended to be a strategy game, so Halo Wars was really about bringing the series to its roots, in a sense. In any event, Microsoft has published the launch trailer for Halo Wars 2, set years after the events of the first title. "After experiencing a pyrrhic victory following the events of the first Halo Wars, Captain Cutter and the brave crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire wake up after 28 years of cryosleep...

  • Xbox: February’s Games with Gold are rather fantastic

    Microsoft has announced a few great titles as part of February's Games with Gold programme. Xbox 360 gamers will be receiving Monkey Island 2: Special Edition from 1 February until 15 February. But if that doesn't tickle your fancy, 16 February will see Star Wars: The Force Unleashed being... unleashed (available until 28 February). If that doesn't excite you, then the Xbox One selection might be up your alley, then. Critically acclaimed indie title Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be available from 1 February to 28 February, while Project Cars will be available from 16 February until 15 March. These titles replace...

  • What’s new on Xbox One backwards compatibility list?

    Microsoft has been on a roll when it comes to making Xbox 360 games backwards compatible on Xbox One. In fact, the company has roughly 300 compatible games. But the past week has seen quite a few more titles added to the backwards compatibility list, starting with EA games. EA faithful will be glad to know that Dragon Age: Origins, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 (disc only) are now compatible. EA isn't the only publisher getting in on the action though, with The Splatters, Ghostbusters, Strania and Scrap Metal also joining the fray. Xbox One backwards compatibility has grown in leaps...

  • Scalebound: Xbox One exclusive has been cancelled

    In news that has taken the industry by surprise, Microsoft has cancelled Xbox One exclusive Scalebound. The open-world action/RPG had been in development for at least four years, having made a major appearance at E3 2016 as a big-hitting Xbox title. Now, in a statement first sent to Kotaku obtained by Gearburn as well, Microsoft has confirmed the game's cancellation. "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound," the company wrote. Scalebound, in development by Platinum Games as a Microsoft exclusive, has been cancelled Microsoft added that it still had a variety of exclusives planned for the year. "We're...

  • Xbox One price dropped to R3999 until holiday season’s end

    Microsoft South Africa has announced that the Xbox One will retain its Black Friday discount price until the end of the festive season. In partnership with distributor Prima Interactive, the Xbox One 500GB will be priced at R3999. That's R1000 off its current price. The 500GB bundle may also include either FIFA 17, Gears of War 4 or Battlefield 1 as a free bonus title. The 1TB model will also retail for R4999, down from its standard R5799 price. The 500GB Xbox One bundle will retail for R3999 for the duration of the holiday season According to Colin Baumgart, Xbox consumer and devices...

  • Oblivion headlines latest list of compatible Xbox One games

    From Red Dead Redemption to Burnout Paradise, we've seen a variety of big-hitting Xbox 360 titles come to the Xbox One via backwards-compatibility. Now, it's time for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to come to the current-generation console. Alongside Oblivion, Microsoft has announced that World War Two shooter Medal of Honor: Airborne, puzzle/platformer Trine 2 and puzzle title Astropop are also backwards-compatible. Released back in 2006, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion garnered numerous game of the year awards, standing out thanks to its impressive (at the time) visuals, open-world gameplay and sheer variety of quests. Medal of Honor: Airborne received a 2007 release, being...