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All posts tagged "Xbox One"

  • Xbox Live Games with Gold for April is okay, I guess

    PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold both deliver a selection of free games every month. Some months can feature an amazing collection of titles, but others... well, they can be like next month. At least in the case of Xbox Live Gold. April's selection of Xbox One titles will see gamers getting the visually striking but repetitive Ryse: Son of Rome (from 1-30 April) and the solid Walking Dead: Season Two (16 April - 15 May). Meanwhile, we've also got two Xbox 360 games as usual (being backwards compatible), in the form of the well-received Darksiders (1-15 April) and Assassin's Creed:...

  • Xbox One S now up for pre-order in SA with no release date [Update: 13 April]

    Update: Raru has tweeted that the Xbox One S is launching on 13 April in South Africa, making for a significant delay compared to other locales. Xbox One S Console on Pre-Order. The launch late has now been confirmed for Thursday the 13th April @RaruShopping https://t.co/6nQN4jUto9 pic.twitter.com/NLsCmXRWtj — Raru (@RaruShopping) March 17, 2017 Original article: 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...

  • An inside look at the Xbox One backwards-compatibility programme

    The Xbox One backwards compatibility (BC) programme has enjoyed a constant stream of titles, from big-hitters like Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty: Black Ops to the likes of Skate 3 and Shadows of the Damned. However, the head of the initiative has shed light on the processes behind getting an Xbox 360 game on the service. In a note published to Twitter, Microsoft's Bill Stillwell wrote that BC releases have always "ebbed and flowed", with some months being full of releases and others being light on titles. He wrote that while you should expect blockbuster titles in the "near future",...

  • Xbox Game Pass: all you can eat gaming for $10/month [Update]

    Microsoft has announced Xbox Game Pass, a subscription-based service that delivers unlimited access to a host of games for US$10 a month. Set to launch "later this spring", according to the official Xbox website, Xbox Game Pass has over 100 Xbox 360 and Xbox One games in its library. "One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One. That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues," Microsoft's Phil Spencer explained. By contrast, Sony's PlayStation Now subscription service is a streaming service,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Grand Theft Auto IV comes to Xbox backwards-compatibility

    Grand Theft Auto V has already made its way to Xbox One, albeit in remastered form, but what about Grand Theft Auto IV? Fortunately, Rockstar Games has confirmed that the Xbox 360 version is now backwards compatible. The publisher made the announcement on its website, revealing that all versions of the game, as well as Episodes from Liberty City, are compatible on Xbox One. Gamers who own the digital version will see it show up in the "Ready to Install" section on Xbox One, while those with a physical copy will need to insert it and then download the compatible version. Hankering...

  • 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...

  • Creators Update brings new Xbox One, Windows 10 features

    Thanks to the Xbox app and native media capture capabilities, Windows 10 is arguably the best Windows for gaming. But Microsoft is hard at work on the Creators Update, set to bring even more gaming-focused features. The biggest feature in the new update is Game Mode for Windows 10, which effectively optimises your computer for better gaming. "Windows Insiders will start seeing some of the visual elements for Game Mode this week, with the feature being fully operational in builds shortly thereafter. Our vision is for Game Mode to optimise your Windows 10 PC for increased performance in gaming," Microsoft's Mike Ybarra...