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Yesterday, select Xbox Insider Program members were treated to the large overhaul of the Xbox One’s OS known as the “creator update.”  The announcement was made by Xbox’s Major Nelson on Twitter and had a lot of us scrambling to see if our consoles would be the lucky ones chosen. First wave of Xbox One features for Creators Update is rolling out to Xbox Insider Program members starting today https://t.co/mbgu4YWUZ7 pic.twitter.com/TcyX1NQ11M — 🎮 Larry Hryb 🎙️ (@majornelson) January 23, 2017 There is a large list of additions and improvements made around the whole OS.  Lucky for us, Major Nelson also … Read More »

The second multiplayer beta was launched for Halo Wars 2 over the weekend so fans can lick their lips at what they can expect to come when the full version is launched. This time around players are introduced to the new game mode Blitz. This mode gives players a more action based experience with the game. Halo Wars 2 is a real time strategy game where you must build bases and collect resources before combat can really ensue. Blitz gets rid of this aspect of the game and puts you straight into combat making for a much more fast paced … Read More »

I’m still ticked off about Scalebound being scrapped. It was one of the few exclusives I was really looking forward to! With a lack of exclusives, what’s the point of choosing Xbox One over PS4? I used to be a PC-only gamer, but with Halo 3 I got dragged into the world of console gaming purely because of LAN parties. I liked the game so much that I got myself a 360. I decided to check out another few exclusives like “Left 4 Dead”, “Dead Rising”, and “Gears of War”. I loved them! It was also fun being able to … Read More »

After the announcement of Project Scorpio at last years E3, we have heard very little information on the console proposed to be the most powerful ever. But first, let’s have a look at what we do know. Aside from the specs, XBox’s Phil Spencer has previously gone on record to say that development is coming along smoothly and ‘ahead of schedule’. Those very words whet eager fans appetite with a potential release before Holiday 2017, as was touted at E3. That was seven months away and a lot has happened in the industry since then. Look at Sony who have in … Read More »

It would appear that the Xbox One has been a slow burning console. We all remember the debacle that was the E3 reveal of the Xbox One in 2013. The shambolic nature of this reveal directly hurt initial sales of the Xbox One, especially the controversy regarding the new DRM system that Microsoft planned to use. This system was quickly dropped but it has taken the Xbox One a long time to recover. Fast forward three years and this recovery seems to finally be complete. Last month was the biggest ever month for the Xbox One in regards to sales … Read More »

Last year was a great year for Xbox.  With the console holding strong in sales through multiple months and gaining ground on the competition, there was plenty reasons to celebrate.  With 2016 now closed, it’s time to recap on how Xbox finished the year and they did it in style.  Some key figures reported on by corporate vice president for Xbox marketing Mike Nichols show that December 2016 was the highest sales month ever for Xbox One.  Even though the console launched in November 2013, three years later and the console sold more in that month than at launch.  On … Read More »

Microsoft head of Xbox Phil Spencer has spoken out further to gamers after this weeks cancellation of the Xbox One exclusive, Scalebound. Spencer previously said the decision was ‘difficult’ but indicated that it would be ‘better for Xbox gamers.’ Spencer has now spoken out further about risk taking in the wake of the Scalebound demise via Twitter. Whilst stating that Microsoft will continue to take risks with games that get the green light, he said that “I know we have to take risks. I realise right now probably sounds hollow but I agree.” He further went on to say that the decision will … Read More »

The silence has ended from Platinum Games, regarding this weeks news that Microsoft have pulled the plug for Xbox One Exclusive Scalebound. However, it might not be the answers we are looking for with no explanation, despite an apology. Kenichi Sato, Platinum Games Chief Executive stated that the studio is “very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.” Scalebound director, Hideki Kamiya tweeted saying “Sorry to bring you such bad news at the start of the year. All I can do for you … Read More »

We all have heard the cliche of the New Year – “New Year, New You.”  Well it looks like the folks at The Coalition are taking it to heart with title update 3 for Gears of War 4.  There are a couple of focus points on this update but a big part of it is punishing those rage quitters in online games as well as the normal fixes.  Here is what The Coalition had to say about their plan to reduce the amount of people who quit in the middle of games: Combatting quitting has been a top priority for us at … Read More »

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