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Why Playing “Bad” Games Can Be So Good: “Sick” Games

Previously, Xbox One Uk featured a small piece talking about why playing “so bad they’re good” video games like Deadly Premonition can be a lot of fun, but that isn’t the only kind of badness that can be found within our game collections; there are also certain games that revel in moral badness, “sick” games, in other words. Rather than the badness of these games stemming from incompetence, film scholar I.Q Hunter has argued in his essay “Trash Horror and the Cult of the Bad Film” that this kind of badness is “equally defined by its grossness“. These films, he writes, … Read More »

EGX 2018 tickets now available

The UK’s biggest video game event EGX has just gone live with ticket sales for this years event: EGX 2018. If you have been before then you know the score, but for those that havn’t,  here is what you are in for. EGX 2018 will be no small event, with 80,000 people expected this year and 1,500 screens of interactive entertainment. It covers all areas of video games and gaming culture and game wise everything from massive blockbuster triple-A titles to smaller innovative indie games. There is an E sports arena, cosplay arena (how-to sessions, competitions and daily masquerades), a retro gaming area spanning … Read More »

Battlefield: Bad Company 3 on the cards?

Youtuber AlmightyDaq (who correctly predicted many of the details for Battlefield 1 months before EA revealed them- just in case you wonder why people are taking him seriously), claims to know that Battlefield: Bad Company 3 will be the next release. The source is apparently an insider with developer DICE. Whether that is the youtuber himself or he has had whispers from someone who is on the inside, we don’t know but he certainly seems to know his stuff and is pretty convincing. EA had announced a Battlefield title for 2018 but there were no specific details given out and although there … Read More »

XBOUK’s Top Five of the Week

With word that we’ll soon be expecting to play the original Xbox titles on our Xbox One’s, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk about our top five favourite Xbox titles that we would love to see get the backwards compatibility treatment. We haven’t included Fuzion Frenzy or Crimson Skies on our list since we know those games are already confirmed to be making their way over to Xbox One, but they still deserve a mention. Without further ado, let’s take a lot at our top five titles we’d like to see. 5. Burnout 3: Takedown The first title … Read More »

14 Awesome Examples of Destiny Cosplay

Destiny is one of the most popular games on the Xbox One and the diverse range of characters make it ideal for those who want to show just how much they love the series by dressing up as their favourite character. We have found 14 awesome examples of Destiny cosplay that we are sure you will love if you are a fan of the series. Let us know your favourite in the comments. Images Sourced: Pinterest

Community Speaks: Dormant Franchises You Want To Return…

It’s easy to forget sometimes, games we all loved in the past. The industry is awash with endless sequels. Guaranteed releases year in year out (we’re looking at you Call of Duty and endless sports games). Last year saw the cult Mirrors Edge receive a prequel, eight years after the original was released on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. And that got me thinking. What would I like to see return? There’s many a game series, or one hit wonder I’ve enjoyed in my 25+ year gaming life. And as I thought of my own ‘wish list’, I thought … Read More »

DOOM sound track to get live performance

Bleep. Bop. Boop. Remember when video games sounded like that? Well, no more. Chiptunes dominated the mid eighties – stunning creations from only two or three channels of sound. And now, Tommy Tallarico travels the globe with an incredibly successful live show featuring classic and modern video game soundtracks performed by full orchestras. DOOM is one of the best shooters of the year – fast, frantic and frenetic, it’s been rightly lauded. But you might have missed – in the cacophony of gunfire and explosions – that it has a stunning soundtrack. That soundtrack might me about to pick up … Read More »

The Art of Titanfall 2 Review

The debate about whether videogames are ‘art’ or not continues to rage on and on – but whatever side of that particular fence on which you stand, one thing isn’t up for debate: they certainly contain art. Games can be visually arresting for many reasons, but with the power under the hood of this latest generation of consoles we’re finding ourselves wowed more and more every day. The first Titanfall looked nice enough, to be sure – workmanlike some might say, in its depiction of off world mining colonies and an inter-planetary battle for control. There was variety aplenty, people looked … Read More »

Bungie Rewarding Guardians Who Want To Stream

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 »

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