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  • These video games will run at 4K/60fps on Xbox One X

    Microsoft's Xbox One X is easily the most powerful console ever produced, shaping up to be more capable than the PS4 Pro on paper (exclusives are another story though). At its E3 2017 presentation, Microsoft constantly touted games that were enhanced for Xbox One X, with Forza Motorsport 7 leading the way. Packing 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, Forza might be the most technically demanding console game around. But there are a few more titles offering 4K and 60fps on the new console... For one, we've got F1 2017, with Codemasters telling Gaming Bolt that it was targeting 4K and...

  • Microsoft wins social media battle at E3 2017 – study

    E3 2017 is pretty much in the bag, as all the major publishers and manufacturers have already dished out their details. We've already looked at who won E3 (both in article form and podcast), but what about the social media war? Analytics firm Brandwatch has tallied the mentions, revealing the big console and video game winners as determined by social media. "This data incorporates mentions from across social media (we track mentions across millions of sites, including public Facebook posts, Instagram, blogs, forums, news sites etc)," Brandwatch explained to Gearburn. And the big winner was Microsoft, claiming 44% of mentions according to...

  • 11 original Xbox games we’d like to see on Xbox One

    Last night saw Microsoft announce that original Xbox games would be coming to Xbox One via the magic of backwards compatibility. The company only revealed that Crimson Skies would be compatible at the event, promising more details later in the year. But there are definitely a few OG Xbox games that should make the cut... The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind It's got one of the largest and most captivating maps around, some crazy spells and doesn't hold your hand at all. Yep, it's Morrowind, being our first pick on the list. The title was released to critical acclaim back in 2002 on PC...

  • Most popular game at Xbox E3 event wasn’t an exclusive

    Assassin's Creed: Origins was the most talked-about game at Microsoft's Xbox event at E3 2017. This is according to data collected by social analytics firm Brandwatch. The company found that 420 000 social media posts were made about the conference in general between 2pm and 3.45pm PT. As for a gender-based breakdown, it found that 79% of authors were male and 21% were female. Brandwatch added that the constant stream of games from the Microsoft event made for quite a challenge. "We searched for mentions of all of the games that had extended trailers or mentions by the speakers (basically, skipping games that...

  • Xbox Scorpio is now Xbox One X, SA price in tow [E3 2017]

    Update: Microsoft's website has revealed a R7499 price tag for the console when it hits South Africa. We've asked Microsoft's representatives for local details but they said they would "hopefully be sending out a statement later today or tomorrow". Original article: We all know that Microsoft would use its E3 briefing to deliver more Xbox Scorpio details. So what did it reveal? For starters, the console now has an official name, in the form of the Xbox One X. This goes contrary to rumours of an Xbox 10 S name to bring it in line with Windows 10 S. The company claims that the...

  • 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: all the major Xbox trailers, news

    The second E3 2017 conference (although technically taking place before E3 itself) saw Microsoft and its Xbox business take to the stage for its event. So what did they announce? For starters, Microsoft claimed that 22 of the titles shown on-stage were console exclusive games. We also got some Xbox Scorpio news, with the console now being called Xbox One X, and coming on 7 November. But the company had plenty of games to show indeed. Forza Motorsport 7 Then there's Forza Motorsport 7, running at 4K, 60fps on the new console. The Forza stage was also used to reveal the latest 2018 Porsche (seen...

  • 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...

  • 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...