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We love our Elite Wireless Controllers. The Elite - which raised some eyebrows on its initial reveal - quickly became the must-have peripheral, its form and function easily matching the high asking price. We gave it a full five stars at launch, and a year later it made our 2016 Christmas Gift list. It's just that good. Could it be ripe for a makeover? Maybe. The standard controller has reached its third generation, after the June 2015 update added a 3.5mm audio jack and removed the IR emitters, and the recent redesign to add Bluetooth connectivity. Our friends over at Windows ... Read More »
War. What is it good for? Video games, apparently. And when these EA stablemates somewhat controversially went head to head in a crowded autumn release window, they were both winners. Critically, Titanfall 2 has the edge, but it was close. Less close has been the battle for sales, where by all accounts Titanfall 2 took an undeserved beating from Battlefield 1. So this battle of the controllers takes on a little extra frisson - who will win in this rematch? Actually, that's a bit misleading. Both the PDP Official Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 Wired Controllers are functionally identical - ... Read More »
It's nearly Christmas. Time to break out the horror games, then! And one we have more than half an eye on is MadMind Studio's Agony, which recently smashed its KickStarter target of CA$66,666. Raising a whopping CA$182,642, Agony bills itself as a Survival Horror game set in hell, where you will "take a trip into madness in the most terrifying vision of hell in the history of gaming." Don't believe the hype - head on over to the KickStarter page or the Agony website to find out more about the game that "makes DOOM look like a kids' picnic" and check ... Read More »
It's that time of the year when right-thinking gamers the world over eschew the BBC Sports Personality of the year awards for something far more interesting - the Game of the Year announcements. Here at Xbox One UK we're no different - and we're tearing ourselves away from the mince pies for just long enough to ask you to get involved. Over 400 games have been released between 1 December 2015 and 16 December 2016 that are eligible for this year's vote - and we want your help in narrowing it down. We want everyone to vote for their favourite ... Read More »
Xbox One. The One Xbox for all your entertainment needs. Games, TV, movies, music... this is one box that can do it all - including Ultra-HD Blu-Ray playback at full 4K resolution and HDR. Ooh, look, pretty... Microsoft may have upset much of its audience at launch with a pitch that seemed to place gaming as a secondary feature. Yeah, that was never gonna fly - and the team have done a great job erasing much of the damage that disastrous launch caused. But even the hardcore gamer can't deny that the Xbox under their TV is pretty darn good ... Read More »
Inside every Xbox One lurks Windows 10 - Microsoft's all-encompassing operating system that supports the Universal Windows Platform. This means - in theory - any app that uses UWP can run on any Windows 10 device, be it PC, laptop, tablet, phone, or Xbox One. We've picked out a few of our favourites. VideoLAN VideoLan - or VLC - is one of the most fully featured video players around, with a support for a wide range of file formats and a whole host of tricks - like electronically boosting volume beyond 100%, useful when that atmospheric soundtrack is just a little ... Read More »
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and many a gamer's thoughts turn to the gadgets they'd like to find under the tree on Happy Santa Day. But if you are spoiled for choice, or looking for that something special for the gamer in your life, don't worry. We got you, fam. We've picked out some of our favourite gaming gadgets that we've tested this year - and some things we'd like for ourselves! - and grouped them together by price so you're sure to find some gift inspiration here. Part Four| Step away from the credit card Once ... Read More »
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and many a gamer's thoughts turn to the gadgets they'd like to find under the tree on Happy Santa Day. But if you are spoiled for choice, or looking for that something special for the gamer in your life, don't worry. We got you, fam. We've picked out some of our favourite gaming gadgets that we've tested this year - and some things we'd like for ourselves! - and grouped them together by price so you're sure to find some gift inspiration here. Part Three| Now you're talking Not that we're in ... Read More »
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