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People who choose to use the sniper rifle in FPS games generally intoin to one of two camps; people who are supremely skilled with a long range weapon, able to go from point to point knowing exactly when and how to disperse the opposition at close quarters or at long range. And Campers. While being dispatched by either of these types can be frustrating, everyone can appreciate a skilled distance shot. There is a trend at the moment of people showing off their remarkable skill with the Scout Class. We have compiled 7 examples of long distance execution that we felt … Read More »

Whether you are lucky enough to have a dedicated room for improving your Forza lap time or are using your living room to take on the enemy in Battlefield, the environment you are in can have a big influence on your mood and ability to concentrate. Colour’s, light and positioning of furniture can all make subtle differences that when combined make a big impact and this is no different when playing your Xbox One. We have found 20 examples of awesome gaming room’s that will hopefully provide some inspiration for your own set up which could see those lap times drop … Read More »

Changes to Cortana aren’t the only changes on the way for Xbox One owners. Microsoft is just about to launch the Creators Update – a significant upgrade for Windows 10 devices, including Xbox One. That’s probably worth a reminder: inside every Xbox One there beats a Windows 10 heart – it’s the reason why we have such a diverse range of apps and why we believe the Xbox One ecosystem has such a bright future. And things will only get brighter with the Creators Update or, more accurately, a series of updates that will occur throughout 2017, the first of which … Read More »

The list of Xbox 360 games playable on your Xbox One is growing all the time, thanks to new games joining the Backwards Compatibility programme. With hundreds of games to choose from, let’s look at a few hidden gems on the list. First up is Space Giraffe – a typically psychedelic Jeff Minter shooter that tragically underperformed in sales-terms on Xbox 360. A real shame, because this is one of Minter’s best (don’t know who Jeff Minter is? You might know his work). This colourful Tempest-inspired blaster can be utterly overwhelming, until that moment where it clicks and it becomes utterly … Read More »

Here’s a sobering thought for you all: the Doomsday Clock currently sits at 3 minutes to midnight, and it doesn’t look like we’ll be turning back time in the near future. If it’s not the tension regarding Syria, nuclear weapons testing in North Korea or unchecked climate change that’ll do us in, it’ll be the frigging killer clowns. Seriously, what the hell world?! But, if the world is going to end, what form will it take? Will humanity live on post-reckoning? How will we get our jollies in an apocalyptic wasteland? Here are 6 games on Xbox One that show … Read More »

Welcome back to Xbox One UK’s regular reflection, where we take a look at the list of Xbox 360 titles that became backwards compatible in the last month and try to point out a couple of highlights. December didn’t offer much in the way of quantity, as the Backwards Compatibility team took some well earned time off over the Christmas period. Luckily, the quality of those games picked up the slack. First, the honourable mentions: Injustice: Gods Among Us The Batman vs Superman film might have been a little disappointing, but watching those two cornerstones of the DC Universe duke … Read More »

It’s time to choose our Game of the Year 2016. We’ve whittled down over 400 games to just 5 – and we want YOU to pick the overall winner. Every game on the list is a winner in its own right. Have a look at the list below – then pick your favourite! DOOM A resurrection of the classic, DOOM set its stall out pretty early on – this is one of the fastest FPS games we’ve ever played. It’s not subtle, but it’s loud, exciting and entertaining from start to finish. With pick up and play multiplayer that doesn’t … Read More »

Have you been a good little boy or girl this Christmas, but were left disappointed by the lack of a new Xbox One S underneath the tree? Perhaps you were on the naughty list and you weren’t getting one anyway. Still, sometimes it’s best to take matters into your own hands. Luckily, the post-Christmas/Boxing Day Sales have arrived, allowing you to put all those gift cards you received from aunties and uncles to good use. So if you’re looking to buy a new Xbox One S, or just upgrade from your old Xbox One, now is the time to do … Read More »

With recent news that you can drive a UNSC Warthog in Forza Horizon 3, we look back on some of our favourite – and most surprising – gaming crossovers. When we sat down to make our list, we realised there were more examples than we realised – everyone has a favourite franchise or genre and could think of half a dozen examples. And not just games invading other games. We all know what happens when games invade movies (the less said about Pixels, the better) but sometimes when it goes the other way, it can be brilliant. We’ve whittled our list … Read More »

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In case you missed it, Forza Horizon 3 is Xbox One UK's 2016 Game Of The Year - selected from a shortlist of five...

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