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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Respawn have set live a double XP weekend for Titanfall 2 in the Capture the Flag game mode. The offering is active now until Sunday to give all budding pilots an extra boost, however it is only available within this game mode. This follows on from previous weekend double XP events since the launch of the free Live Fire DLC. It can be assumed that Respawn will eventually offer double XP on each game mode over the coming weeks as they are calling the events 'feature weekends'. The last update was a large one which not only brought us the Live ... Read More »
Retro has never been more in fashion than it is right now, with an abundance of titles releasing that pay homage to their forefathers of the yesteryear. And the latest to join the Xbox One is the chaotic twin stick shooter, NeuroVoider. After releasing on Steam last year, the top down pixel shooter has amassed a very positive user rating on the service. Major Nelson this week confirmed the games release via his website. You'll be able to jump into the action on March 17th and digital pre-orders are open now. Described as a 'twin stick shooter RPG set in a cyber ... Read More »
If you're yet to take to the slopes in with Ubisoft's Steep, your chance in nearly upon you. Starting on March 10th - 12th, you'll be able to download and shred through the snowy mountains through four different methods including  sking, wingsuit, snowboarding, or paragliding. The open mountain terrain will be free to roam as you will be granted access to the entire game during this period. Your progress will also be saved if you decide to purchase the game allowing you to pick up right where you left off. Steep released in December 2016, you can check out what ... Read More »
Rime, which was originally revealed at E3 in 2013 as an exclusive for the PS4, now has a release date after what has been a troubled period of development. Releasing on May 26th for Xbox One and PC, Rime will retail at £30 whilst being available in physical and digital formats. Rime was announced as multi-platform in January this year. As developer Tequila Works reacquired the rights from Sony in March 2016. This was welcome news after a long period of being kept in the dark for a title that has been likened by critics to the Nintendo classic The ... Read More »
Major Nelson has revealed the latest Deals with Gold for the coming week, including a continuation of the EA publisher sale. There's a whole feast of games on offer right now. Our standout picks have to be the Battlefield 1/Titanfall 2 bundle, Dragon Age Inquisition and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Check out the full list of deals below from today till Monday 13th March. Xbox One Deals CONTENT TITLE CONTENT TYPE DISCOUNT NOTES (Game Preview) Pit People Xbox One Game 15% Spotlight ARK: Scorched Earth (Game Preview) Add-On 25% Spotlight ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview) Xbox One Game 50% ... Read More »
It has been announced by Microsoft that the Xbox one 'family' of consoles will receive a Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality headset in 2018. This is the first kind of MR headset, as Microsoft appear to be shunning the VR term. The hardware, by Acer, will begin shipping to developers this month as part of a phased rollout system. This will give developers access to the software development kit and Windows 10 Insider preview builds. Although right now the focus is on and leading with PC, a Windows blog post confirms plans to bring the hardware to Xbox. Alex Kipman of Microsoft said; “We’re also excited to ... Read More »
If you've yet to test out the highly rated and arguably best FPS of last year, Battlefield 1, you will soon be able to for free. As part of the now semi-regular Xbox Free Play Days, you can download and join in on the action this weekend. Starting at 5pm GMT, March 3 through to 8am, March 6, you'll have access to the full game, every mode and multiplayer map and the single player campaign. If you're an achievement hunter, these are also unlockable as part of the trial. Progress will also be saved if you decide to purchase the game, which is ... Read More »
March is upon us. Spring is fast approaching. But most importantly, it's time for a refresh with the Games with Gold line-up. As we say goodbye to the quirky Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, two new titles have entered Games with Gold to join Project Cars, which is available till March 15th. For Xbox One we have Layers of Fear which is available throughout the month. The Xbox 360 receives the critically acclaimed Borderlands 2, which, coincidentally went backwards compatible last week and is up for grabs until the 15th. Later this month we have ... Read More »
Xbox's Phil Spencer has just dropped some big news. Microsoft will be introducing an Xbox One Game Pass in Spring 2017. For a monthly subscription, currently slated as $9.99 for the US, you will be able to choose from over 100 games to download. Whilst similar in nature to the Playstation NOW service, Xbox Game Pass has one major difference. With NOW you pay your subscription and stream games. With the Xbox Game Pass, you will be able to download them directly to your Xbox. Spencer said; "that means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or ... Read More »

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