About: Stephen Loftus

I'm a Dad to my daughter and my dog, a gamer since I was born and a TV nut since I could open my eyes! Like my taste in music, I have a wide variety of genres of games that I play. My preference would have to be RPG though. Gamertag: Stevee

Posts by: Stephen Loftus

Lost Odyssey was one of the highest voted RPG's to become backwards compatible and was finally released less than a month ago. Tonight, a Reddit user has reported that everyone can grab a digital copy of Lost Odyssey on Xbox 360, absolutely free. However, Microsoft have tried to be somewhat clever in disguising it in the form of an avatar item labelled "Backwards Compatibility Free Gift". All you need to do is download the free avatar item here, then Lost Odyssey will appear in your ready to install list on your Xbox One. That's all there is to it so go ahead ... Read More »
We've almost reached a year since the release of the multiplayer-only strategy shooter Rainbow Six Siege; and to celebrate going into it's second year, Ubisoft is releasing free DLC; titled Red Crow, introducing new Japanese Operators and a new map set it in Japan to go along with it. Today, they have released a trailer outlining what the DLC will contain, once it drops tomorrow. The following is what will be included in the DLC: The Skyscraper Map - It is placed high above the streets of Nagoya, Japan, where Operators have to neutralize an organised crime threat within a Yakuza-filled mansion ... Read More »
This year marks 20 years since we were first horrified by the zombies of Resident Evil. And to celebrate the anniversary, Capcom are gracing us with a gruesome, yet awesome-ly good package with the Collector's Edition of Resident Evil VII. Leaked by the retailer GameStop, the Collector's Edition includes: 5 Lithographs 3 Alternative covers for the games packaging A DLC code A Resident Evil 20th anniversary artbook A model of the Baker's mansion A 16GB memory stick modelled after a severed finger This slideshow requires JavaScript. This collection really is to die for. The memory stick is probably worth it ... Read More »
For those wondering, The NPD Group provides market information and advisory services to companies looking to make the right decisions for their product. These are the guys that track the sales of products giving accurate up-to-date information to it's clients. And Microsoft happen to be one of their clients. Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox Games tweeted the progress of sales for Xbox One. Xbox, this month; for the fourth time in a row, is the best selling console in the US, ahead of it's competitors, but what really brought music to our ears here at XBOUK, is that Greenberg also reported ... Read More »
Every week, Destiny blogger DeeJ brings us news about the world of Destiny but this week is something of interest. As you may be aware, Destiny has a companion app for mobile devices and even it's official website is a companion itself, so it's no news that they're constantly updating the features of what you can do with the app. Most notable; a while back they incorporated the ability to transfer your items to and from the vault, without having to visit any of the social spaces. A cried-out fan request and favourite that we can't seem to live without ... Read More »
By now, you may be aware that Project Scorpio is a 'codename' for the next iteration of the family of  Xbox One consoles surrounding their idea of one Univeral Windows Platform (UWP). Due to be unveiled next year, Project Scorpio keeps impressing us the more we learn about it. Phil Spencer once described how Project Scorpio is designed with 4K in mind, and the ability to power high-fidelity VR. We already know that Gears of War 4 is ready to be played in native 4K when Project Scorpio releases. In fact, if you have a 4K monitor for your PC system, you can ... Read More »
It's a new week in the world of Destiny, and this week Iron Banner has returned, allowing you a chance at earning those high-light gear; with it comes another hotfix. Bungie has said the patch aims to fix some Quality of Life issues: Activities Strikes - Fixed an issue where The Taken Archon Priest in the Winter's Run Strike was not dropping Skeleton Keys at the intended rate   Crucible Maps - Fixed an issue where players were able to access the rooftops on Skyline   Items Fixed an issue where Rise of Iron Vanguard and Crucible weapons were not decrypting ... Read More »
To think it was almost three years ago that we were graced with it's presence, Xbox One has come along way since making a total U-turn of it's original ideas. But that backtrack was necessary, to get to where we're at now: An always-improving, fan-pleasing machine that now can also play Xbox 360 titles through it Backward Compatible program. It's been over a year since Backwards Compatible games started appearing in the ever-growing list and we're fast-approaching the three-year anniversary of the release of Xbox One so expect a big announcement regarding this feature come 12th November. Larry Hryb, better known as ... Read More »
Overwatch was released less than six months ago and has already managed to reach 20 million registered players, which makes this a first in Blizzard history, having already held two events; Summer Games and most recently the Halloween Event. Mike Morhaime, CEO of Blizzard has said these events were extremely successful, so expect more events to follow. He had stated that these events stimulate it's audience and drives record engagement, allowing people to spend their cash during these events without the need for traditional DLC. However, not much detail has been given on upcoming events, but expect to see some form of ... Read More »

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