About: Tim Slatford

Gamer since the 80's with an appetite for Xbox. Food lover with a side of movie junkie and a dash of American TV. Twitter - @Tim_Slatford Twitch - smokeysmokerson

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There's a new crown atop of the Amazon best sellers tree this past week as Overwatch storms to the number one slot. Largely helped by it's current £22 price tag. Forza Horizon 3 and the ever immortal cash cow that is GTA V slip back a place each thanks to the inception of Injustice 2. It's brawling counterpart, Tekken 7, has however failed to make the same impact on pre-orders thus far. Despite Halo 5 becoming part of the Xbox Live Game Pass this week, it's slipped back into the charts at 19. And Fifa 17 still hold firm with physical sales ... Read More »
As a new week beckons at Xbox One UK HQ, as does our next round up of excellent titles we'll be streaming for you this week. We've a range of classics from action adventure with Batman and Lara Croft to the shenanigans of Jason in newly released Friday the 13th check out the full schedule below: If there's a game you'd like to see us stream, why not shout out below. Or you can click on one of our social media links and let us know in the social community. Happy gaming! Don’t forget to check out all our social ... Read More »
Friday the 13th, which released last week has not enjoyed the smoothest of launches. With a barrage of server issues and current multiplayer games only to be found in private match-making, the servers are now going down completely for database fixes. The downtime is expected to start at 12:00 GMT and finish around 15:00 GMT today. Here's the full statement given from the developers via their Facebook page: Okay, so the team is working on a fix for servers. These server issues have been causing the Database Login Failure, the level issues where people are not gaining XP, as well as ... Read More »
The latest releases are in for your regular Monday morning reading pleasure. Whether you're on an extended UK Bank Holiday weekend, or need something to pass the time if you're unfortunate enough to be in work, there's a slew of releases this week to check out. Headlined by a certain classic brawler at the end of the week.... 30/05/2017 Lock's Quest Build defenses and battle against the Clockwork horde in the next generation remake of the critically acclaimed 2008 Nintendo DS title, Lock’s Quest! You play as Lock, a boy who stumbles upon an invasion of his Village, which triggers ... Read More »
Xbox's Major Nelson has officially announced that the Xbox Game Pass service which was revealed in February, has gone live today for Gold subscribers. As is customary, Nelson took to twitter to reveal the news of the service. Also confirmed is the availability for all Xbox players from June 1st. The game pass is a subscription based model which will set you back £7.99 a month which is slightly less than what analysts may have been predicting. And significantly lower priced than the similar Playstation model, PS Now. https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/867385917090045952 There are currently over 100 games to start off the service ... Read More »
The indie surge has been significant over the last decade. With Xbox Live Arcade leading the charge for small developers, we’ve seen a slew of classic titles over the years that may of otherwise never came to be. A Walk in the Dark from developers Flying Turtle was actually released five years ago on PC, at a time when the indie scene was becoming more prolific. And with every good title we also saw something best left alone. Prolific titles have been a clear influence for A Walk in the Dark. Super Meat Boy and Limbo being two primary examples. ... Read More »
Codemasters have today released a new gameplay trailer for DiRT 4, with an emphasis on rallycross content and encourages the player to 'be fearless'. Taking place on a range of mixed surface circuits, the multi-car rallycross event offers quick fire races of between 4 - 6 laps. Included in this will be a 'joker' lap which is said to be longer and more tactical. You'll have to work your way through the qualifiers if you wish to make it this far, however. DiRT 4 is absolutely bursting with features and content. Codemasters have stated that we can expect the following:  OVER ... Read More »
Major Nelson has revealed the latest line-up of Xbox 360 games that are joining the backwards compatible library as of today for Xbox One. There's five titles now available on the ever growing program which include: Shadow Assault/Tenchu ilomilo Shinobi Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond Assassins Creed III https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/867047708720287746 https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/867047734955659266 Whilst Thursdays are usually the customary day for backwards compatible announcements, Major Nelson has started to reveal more on a Tuesday as well recently. Could we be in for a double helping this week? But in the meantime, let us know if you'll be picking up any of these ... Read More »
This weeks Deals with Gold have now been announced via Major Nelson and there's a slew of triple-A titles on offer this week.  Check out the full list below for both Xbox One and Xbox 360: Xbox One Deals CONTENT TITLE CONTENT TYPE DISCOUNT NOTES Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition* Xbox One Game 50% DWG Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition* Xbox One Game 50% DWG Battlefield 1 – Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle* Xbox One Game 50% DWG Battlefield 1* Xbox One Game 50% DWG Crimson Dragon Xbox One Game 75% MS Pub Sale D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Xbox One Game 75% MS ... Read More »

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