Tagged: E3

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been fairly active on Twitter recently, mainly to downplay the furore caused by the cancellation of Scalebound. Not to be painted as a broken record, however, Spencer has also been talking about Project Scorpio and whether or not we’d see anything before E3 in June. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to have a clear answer: @Sn4kee@BeastFireTimdog Honestly not sure yet but I know people want this. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 11, 2017 It’s an absolute guarantee that Microsoft and Phil Spencer himself will be devoting a huge amount of their E3 time to hyping up … Read More »

One of the most interesting games shown at the recent E3 in the City of Angels was We Happy Few from Compulsion Games. Set in a 1960s dystopian England, We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. You’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who don’t take kindly to people who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules. “We Happy Few is about surviving in and escaping from a procedurally generated world, where you must learn to hide … Read More »

It all started May 2013, Don Mattrick stepped onto a conference stage in front of many eager members of the press and gamers to reveal what the world would hold its breath for – A new Xbox generation. At first, you could feel the excitement in the room, it was electric, a new console that could out-perform the Xbox 360 in most ways. But, this story isn’t a simple one, fraught with misunderstandings and frankly crazy ideas even before the reveal, it seemed as though Xbox was happy to throw caution to the wind, in doing so it lost huge credibility from its … Read More »

At E3 2016, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One S and hyped the console’s redesigned form and new features – but did they kill that hype just two and a half hours later? Microsoft shook the gaming industry by revealing the Xbox One S (which was leaked the day prior) at the beginning of their show, but then showed the world their future vision with Project Scorpio.  The show concluded with a muddy message from Microsoft – a slimmer redesigned Xbox One available towards the end of 2016, and a highly enhanced, far more powerful Xbox One set to appear just twelve months later. The question … Read More »

Looks like Microsoft may have gotten a little carried away with itself.  Microsoft has pulled back a statement they originally made about their Play Anywhere program.  Microsoft originally released a presser stating that “every new title” would be part of the Play Anywhere program.  This statement actually applied only to the games that were shown during their E3 2016 press conference.  The program will encompass select Microsoft Studios titles and possibly more developers to come. The known list of titles from E3 that are part of Play Anywhere are as follows: Ark: Survival Evolved Crackdown 3 Cuphead Forza Horizon 3 … Read More »

In this series of semi-regular posts we take a closer look at new and upcoming features for Xbox, and speculate on what they might mean for the console and the brand. At their E3 2016 briefing, Microsoft announced a handful of new features coming to Xbox, but in the glitz and glamour of the City of Angels detail was, predictably, light. Let’s take a closer look at one of those new features, Clubs. Clubs are exactly whet they sound like – little gangs of like-minded folks who have some common interest. That might be a particular game, or it might … Read More »

If you’ve played FIFA over the years you may be a huge fan in the endless packs, Ultimate Team or Pro Player leveling that it has evolved into. While some may welcome the additions over the more recent of years, some may say that the annual changes have been minimal, with only a slightly more aesthetically-pleasing design to the gameplay. Part of that limitation on year could arguably be due to the current engine, Ignite, which was solely created by EA for their sports games including NBA and Madden. For FIFA 17 though, it’s being built on the EA DICE … Read More »

The dust has finally settled on the whirlwind gaming extravaganza that was E3 2016, meaning it’s time for us to look back and reflect on the games that we can now start eagerly awaiting due to their 2016 release dates. E3 may not have been packed to the brim with block buster titles as it has in previous years. That isn’t to say, however, that there isn’t still plenty to look forward to. Below is a comprehensive list of the titles we can expect to see on Xbox One in what remains of 2016: Titanfall 2 – Release Date: October … Read More »

Play Anywhere has come out of nowhere and has had a fantastic reception. Gears Of War will be one of the first to use this feature. If you have been hiding under a rock throughout E3 then I’ll explain; Play Anywhere enables you to play the games you have purchased like Gears and play across any enabled device, like a Windows 10 PC, without having to purchase the title again. It will save all your achievements and, with the cloud, you’ll also retain your last checkpoint. This enables cross-platform play with seamless ease. In a recent interview with Jeff Rivait, Xbox … Read More »

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