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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 »
Each generation of gaming is defined by something that happened commonly within it. The 16-bit generation will be remembered for the console wars between Nintendo and Sega, and the endless playground bickering that their corporate rivalry inspired. A few years later, the generation of the Playstation and Dreamcast ushered in the beginnings of 3D gaming and produced some of the franchises that we still know and love today. Reflecting on this might lead you to wonder what this eighth generation of console gaming will be remembered for. Perhaps it’ll be remembered for the first forays into 4K gaming, and the ... Read More »
We all have them, don’t we? That list of games that we’d love to play through again, but that life and new releases just tend to get in the way of? The ones that you loved first time around for various reasons. Maybe you even still have the Xbox 360 discs kicking around – in spite of the knowledge that you’ll probably never switch your 360 on again as backward compatibility takes more and more ground from under the games on the shelf – and you keep them anyway. Well, I’m just like you. I’ve got loads of games that I’d ... Read More »
Downloadable Content. DLC. Three letters that are likely to strike dread or anger (or both) into the heart of cost-conscious gamers everywhere. At this point in the history of gaming, DLC is ubiquitous. DLC season passes are often sold as part of pre-order bundles, and successful triple-A games that don’t have lengthy DLC pipelines announced at the same time as the main announcement are few and far between. The Season Pass is a marketing tool, incentive, and sometimes a cautionary tale. The early days of DLC were probably the darkest and most cynical. The earliest example of DLC that many ... Read More »
When Phil Spencer announced that Xbox 360 games would be made backward compatible on the Xbox One at E3 in 2015, Xbox fans everywhere rejoiced. The desire to replay some of the older Call of Duty and Gears of War games had been voiced loudly and seemingly everywhere - from the internet to the canteen of my office. Microsoft had listened, and made it possible. From the start, the backwards compatible status of some games was all but assured - games that were still having sequels produced were obvious choices for the programme, as were those published by companies that ... Read More »
As Destiny winds down following the long metamorphosis into its final form ahead of the release of Destiny 2 in September, playing it has put me into a reflective mood. It feels like I’m saying goodbye to an old friend, one with whom I’ve had profound conversations and suffered crippling hangovers – one with whom I’ve debated and argued and occasionally fallen out, but one with whom I’ve always reconciled in the end. Now that friend is going away, and I’m going to miss it. I remember watching the E3 reveal and seeing the name Bungie attached to it and ... Read More »
Black and White Bushido is a 4 player 2-D platforming “stealth ‘em up”, according to the developers Good Catch, which is the most accurate description for B&WB. Other suggestions from us include “4 player dash ‘n’ slash”, and “one screen of monochrome mutilation”... Perhaps “stealth ‘em up” is better. You control a warrior of light or shadow, hiding in specific sections of the map waiting to strike. These sections will change every so often to ensure no players camp in the same spot for the whole game. The game itself is a single screen 2-D platformer with wall jumps, double ... Read More »
With the Xbox being a solid brand name in gaming for over fifteen years now, there’s been a vast library of games to satisfy our gaming needs over the three generations of console. Some of these games became one hit wonders. Some spawned franchises and many sequels. And some we just resigned to the recycle bin never to mention again. After the release of the zany Xbox platformer Voodoo Vince last week on Xbox One, we got thinking here at Xbox One UK. What other titles from the original Xbox would we like to see have a remaster on Xbox ... Read More »
A few months back we wrote about what we felt could be further expanded when a true sequel for Destiny would be announced. Now that we know Destiny 2 exists and the premise behind it, which we was something we predicted, we thought we could dive into the latest grimore cards to further speculate what’s on the horizon in Destiny 2. First, all the clues leading to the Cabal making a push to compensate for their defeats at the hands of the Guardians and Oryx is obviously the main story for Destiny 2. Lead by their commander Ghaul (while resisting ... Read More »

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