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The Latest Fortnite Patch Brings Some Interesting New Features

The worldwide sensation that is Fortnite has had it’s latest update launched, update 3.5, and it comes with some very interesting new features. The first of these features is the Port-a-Fort grenades. These little balls of joy can be thrown and a ready built fort will pop up right where you want it, handy in those tricky end-game situations. Our own personal opinion on these is that we hope that they are a rare find or fire fights will turn into fights based solely around forts. The second and probably more interesting addition is that of a replay system. This … Read More »

Inside Xbox: Episode 2 – XBOUK News Roundup

After the successful return of Inside Xbox last week; a show that was popular back in the Xbox 360 days, Larry Hyrb aka Major Nelson, has returned for the monthly live broadcast of the show, and comes with some exciting new announcements. As you may have already heard, they teased some ‘surprises’ last week over the internet where most speculated avatars and new original Xbox games becoming backwards compatible. Well, a list of five backwards compatible titles was announced earlier today which includes: Destroy All Humans Full Spectrum Warrior Morrowind MX Unleashed Panzer Elite Action But that’s not all they … Read More »

Xbox One UK Charts – W/c 9th April

For the second week running, Far Cry 5 has remained on top with Sea of Thieves still holding on to second spot. Forza Motorsport 7 has clambered its way to third after moving up to fourth last week, leaving PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS to drop another notch this week. South Park: The Fractured But Whole returns to the charts at position 30, presumably due to the recent release of its expansion From Dusk Til Casa Bonita. You can check out the full charts below: LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher 1 1 FAR CRY 5 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT 2 2 SEA OF … Read More »

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Divinity II Are Now Backwords Compatible on Xbox One

After adding Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to it’s growing list of backward compatible games last week, Larry Hryb has tweeted that Microsoft will be continuing to expand our game collections by making two more Xbox 360 games playable on our Xbox Ones. One of the new compatible games is Ubisoft’s swash-buckling action/adventure Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag which takes the fictitious war between Assassin’s and Templars to the Caribbean seas for an epic pirate adventure. Whilst there is already an Xbox One version of this game, players who own the 360 version will have a chance to replay protagonist Edward … Read More »

Spyro Reignited Trilogy releasing 21st September

After many months of teasing it’s official, the Spyro series is getting a remake. Activision have unveiled the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which brings us the first three games (Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon) for Xbox One. The graphics get the biggest upgrade.  They have managed to re-map all of  the original levels, with even more added detail that wasn’t even possible when the original released nearly 20 years ago (feeling old yet?) Finally the characters, complete overhaul but staying faithful Spyro and friends have never looked better. Let’s just forget about Skylander Spyro. In our opinion it is totally a cash … Read More »

Gameplay Reveal Trailer For Motorbike Combat Racer Steel Rats Released Today

Let’s be honest, when you hear, “Motorbike Combat Racer” most gamer’s first thoughts will take them back to the 90’s and the epic game that was Road Rash.  We’ve no doubt that Tate Multimedia will be extremely pleased if their latest title, Steel Rats sells anywhere near as many copies. Having just won Game Connection Development Award for ‘Best Gameplay’ during GDC week, Steel Rats features advanced bike physics, explosive motorbike combat and revolutionary 2.5D exploration that define the game. The Steel Rats gameplay trailer shows how you’ll be able to take control of one of many members of the … Read More »

Sea of Thieves Review

After spending many hours on the sea with shipmates, Rare has crafted a game that definitely has something special on offer. This is a true role-playing game in the sense that you are a pirate. A dirty grog-swilling, foul-mouthed scurvy dog of the seas. From the get-go the game does very little to hold your hand which some people may like and others may be completely turned away. Giving you a brief tutorial before letting you out into its world. The first couple of hours of the game will be learning the basics, controlling your ship, fighting skeletons and how to … Read More »

Xbox Live Rewards Ending 31st May 2018

  From June 2018 the much loved Xbox Live Rewards will sadly be coming to an end.  This rewards program gave you Xbox rewards each month dependent on gamer score points earned during the month and points could be spent on games, DLC and in game purchases. Not to worry though!  This rewards program will be replaced by Microsoft Rewards. Why, you ask?  Well Microsoft Rewards has a larger umbrella and consolidates all Microsoft products under this one rewards scheme. This makes it easier to surf your point purchases from one medium to another under the Microsoft product options.  Everything … Read More »

Xbox One UK Charts – W/C 2nd April

After securing top spot last week, Sea of Thieves has been knocked into second place by Far Cry 5 – this weeks new number one. Forza Motorsport 7 rises back up from 25th to 4th, presumably down to the Forza Championships. A Way Out drops down to 9th whereas Burnout Paradise Remastered drops further down to 15. You can check out the full charts below: LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher   1 FAR CRY 5 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT 1 2 SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT 4 3 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT 25 4 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI … Read More »

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