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Video games are about more than just games – they have invaded every aspect of popular culture. Movies, music, books, collectables, clothing and more.

Yes, it’s only October but the Christmas Hype starts earlier every year here in the Xbox One UK Castle. And we’re especially excited to see Numskull’s exciting range of traditional Christmas apparel. Nestled cosily amongst the festive AT-ATs, Spidermen and Chun-Lis you’ll find Spartan John-117, Halo‘s Master Chief himself, riffing on his most iconic line. Being able to spend Christmas Day with everyone’s favourite seven foot tall armoured killing machine is, obviously, what Christmas is all about. We’ll let you click through to to find out how much a jumper you’ll wear for half a day and then abandon when … Read More »

We all know how the Call of Duty franchise works.  November comes around and one of the now three developers puts out the latest Call of Duty game.  We see many different variations of the game sold, bundled with knick knacks and other cool toys that appeal to the most hardcore of fans.  They are great side items and usually accent a part of the new main game.  But what if the gamers would rather just have the add on instead of the actual game? One of our editors, Brian, spoke yesterday about how Activision is bundling its next game … Read More »

We were all sad to see Ellen leave Xbox On – Xbox One UK’s official YouTube channel – but today the rebooted Xbox On channel was trailed with none other than SquidGaming’s Lydia filling the left hand side of our screens, alongside Scottish stalwart @AceyBongos (Graeme Boyd) and the quirkily-haired @BennyCentral. You might know Lydia from SquidGaming, or from her occasional appearance as a talking head on the sadly-departed Videogame Nation, but now you’ll see much more of her on Xbox On – a job she herself says she’s wanted for years and years. Alongside a new presenter (and a … Read More »

This one is going out to all those people in comments who type “Skate 3” after each backwards compatible article. Why yearn for the old when you can join a campaign for something new? The Berrics, one of the larger and more recognisable skateboarding companies and regular partner of the Skate series, has started a campaign through Instagram to “Make America Skate Again”. Basically, they want Skate 4. And rightly so, because Skate was awesome! #SKATE4 Join the movement. @makeeaskateagain 👉Link in bio for more info👈 #MAKEeaSKATEAGAIN A photo posted by The Berrics (@berrics) on Sep 14, 2016 at 1:16pm … Read More »

Loot Crate have teamed up with 343 Industries to bring a bi-monthly Halo-themed crate. We’ve subscribed, natch. Because, well, Halo. Take my money. The beauty of Loot Crate (and other similar secret box services) is that – beyond the theme – you don’t know exactly what Mr Postman will be bringing you. Of course, those behind these services like to drop little hints – otherwise no one would sign up for fear all they’d receive is a box of old socks (note: must buy socks). For the Halo Legendary Loot Crate, the first of those hints have started a-droppin’, in … Read More »

I spend hours of my life on my Xbox One, and I have very fond memories of all-night Halo 3 LAN parties on my 360. I couldn’t believe that Bill Gates would find the console an “insult”, but that’s exactly what Ed Fries (former VP of game publishing at Microsoft) said in an interview with IGN. “So we go into the meeting, and four o’clock – Valentines Day – Bill walks in. He’s holding our deck – our power point deck – throws it down on the table, and he says “This is a ****king insult to everything I’ve done at this company!” … Read More »

One of the best parts of the Dead Rising series was the Psychopaths: a collection of challenging boss fights against some of weirdest characters ever committed to a video game disc. The recent gameplay shown at E3 for the upcoming Dead Rising 4 lacks that certain psychotic presence, but we’ve got to believe it’ll be there. There’s a huge opportunity for a fight against a deranged hobo Santa that Capcom Vancouver would be foolish not to take. Still, these fresh psychos would have to be pretty special to out-crazy the craziness that came before. So in celebration of a new … Read More »

In a disappointing announcement, Ginx TV has confirmed that next week’s episode of Videogame Nation (#VGN) will be the last, as the Saturday morning TV show has not been renewed. Born in part from the ashes of Thank You For Playing – a brilliant concept to bring TV and other mediums together to explore video games – Videogame Nation was the TV programme that so many of us had dreamed of for years. A smart, funny, mature and genuinely entertaining TV show about video games. And now it’s over. Next week will mark the final episode of #VGN which has … Read More »

With the recent release of films such as Warcraft and (if you can believe it) Angry Birds, and with both Uncharted and Assassin’s Creed to make their silver screen debuts soon, we can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than watching some of the best films based on our favourite video games. Unfortunately, there’s a problem. Most films based on games aren’t very good although, if you are prepared to laugh instead of sigh not get too angry about ruined franchises, they can still be fun! So, without further ado, here is our list of top six game based … Read More »

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