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All posts tagged "Xbox One"

  • Sony or Microsoft: who won E3 2017?

    It's one of our favourite periods of the year, when gaming studios and console manufacturers descend on LA to showcase their new wares at E3. EA, Bethesda and Microsoft held their conferences earlier this week, while Sony followed through a few hours ago (as of writing). So the real question is, who "won" E3 between Microsoft and Sony? What about the Xbox event? The company's fans no doubt wanted Xbox Scorpio details and new exclusive games. Did the firm bring the results then? Well, Project Scorpio certainly had plenty of time in the sun, with a final design, pricing and a release date...

  • E3 2017: OG Xbox games come to Xbox One

    Microsoft shocked the world a few years back when it announced that Xbox 360 games would be backwards-compatible on Xbox One. In fact, at its E3 2017 conference, the tech firm revealed that over half of all Xbox One owners have played an Xbox 360 game on their new console. Now, Microsoft has announced that the backwards compatibility initiative is expanding. Yep, the company revealed that original Xbox games would be backwards compatible. The company said that more details would be revealed later this year, adding that Crimson Skies would be a compatible title. As for a launch date? Well, the company's website...

  • E3 2017: get your conference times here

    The world's most prominent gaming expo, E3, kicks off in just under two weeks, promising plenty of surprises and details for gamers. Want to watch the conferences but not sure what time they start? We've got the timetable for you, found below. They'll also be streamed live on Twitch (and most companies will stream it via their YouTube pages). Electronic Arts The huge third-party publisher will no doubt show off some FIFA (and "banter"), as well as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and other wares. The company's E3 conference kicks off on Saturday 10 June at 12pm PT. In South Africa, this is 9pm...

  • Xbox Game Pass has 1 June rollout – except for SA

    Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass service, delivering unlimited access to a slew of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for US$9.99 a month. At the time of the announcement, an exact launch date wasn't given, but we've finally got one now. The company has confirmed that the service will be launching on 1 June 2017, having gone live yesterday (24 May) for a select few in the Insiders Programme. "That means anyone with an Xbox Live account can start their 14-day free trial and play over 100 games," read an entry by Microsoft's Major Nelson. Back at the...

  • Games with Gold for June 2017 revealed

    Microsoft has announced the latest games for Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, so will June be a great month for Xbox owners? Well, that depends on how you feel about these picks... In any event, Xbox 360 gamers will be getting the divisive Assassin's Creed III (1-15 June) and rather stellar Dragon Age: Origins (16-30 June). Of course, these games are also available on Xbox One via backwards compatibility. Meanwhile, Xbox One owners will also be getting Speedrunners (1-30 June) and Watch Dogs (16 June to 15 July). The current lineup of Games with Gold titles is Lara Croft and the...

  • Xbox Scorpio dev kits revealed, detailed [Photo]

    We still don't know what Microsoft's Project Scorpio will look like, and it's expected that we'll only know at E3 in June. But Microsoft has revealed what its development kits (devkits) look like -- and it's a pretty interesting design. The Redmond company showed off the design and other details to Gamasutra, revealing a console that has a few stylings in common with the Xbox One S, such as the white colour and Xbox logo. But otherwise, it brings to mind a set-top box, with five or six buttons along the front of it. Credit: Gamasutra However, the...

  • Yes, Black Ops 2 is now backwards-compatible on Xbox One

    Microsoft has been doing a (mostly) fantastic job of bringing Xbox 360 games to Xbox One via backwards-compatibility. We've seen Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV and scores of other high-profile titles come to the new console. There were a few top-notch holdouts though, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 arguably being the most requested title. Fortunately, Microsoft has stepped up, announcing that the game is now available on Xbox One. The title's backwards compatibility coincides with Microsoft's Spring Sale, with the game seeing a modest discount as well. It's not the only Xbox 360 title to be added to the...

  • Xbox Scorpio specs revealed: it beats the PS4 Pro

    Microsoft has teamed up with prominent gaming publication Eurogamer to reveal the specifications behind its Xbox Scorpio console. And it's clear that the machine is a notable step up from the PS4 Pro. The new console sports a 2.3Ghz "custom" octacore processor, being an evolution of the Xbox One's 1.75Ghz Jaguar CPU "but subject to extensive customisation and the offloading of key tasks to dedicated hardware". By comparison, the PS4 Pro features a 2.1Ghz octacore AMD Jaguar processor. In the graphics department, the Xbox Scorpio jumps from 12 compute units at 853Mhz in the Xbox One to 40 "customised" compute units at 1172Mhz....

  • 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...