As we find ourselves out of September, it’s time to start sharing the love and giving congratulations to people that truly deserve it. Here at Xbox One UK, we like to recognise the developers in the Indie scene – these guys and girls really do deserve extra credit for their work. They painstakingly get an idea from mere thoughts into an actual game for all of us to play and enjoy, now if that doesn’t deserve a tip of the hat then I really don’t know what does. So for the month of August, we have chosen the Indie title that ... Read More »
There's something demonically old-school hidden in the beautiful open world island on which Jonathan Blow's The Witness is set. Despite the first person perspective, the lushly rendered island, the enticing soundtrack and all the current gen trappings on show, this is one puzzle game that will have you scrawling notes, drawing maps, and whipping out your phone to grab a screen shot as a visual reminder. But you'd never think that from the game's opening - a series of simple puzzles that together at the very definition of lulling into a false sense of security. As you take those early first steps ... Read More »
A very merry Monday to each and every one of you, here's to the start of a new week full of new beginnings. I think by now we all now what the best way to kick the week off is, that's right - it's time to check out the brand spanking new lineup of 'Games Out This Week'. So arm yourself with a coffee and a chair, the hype train is now ready for boarding. 13/09/2016 NHL 17 Whether you compete online in a bid for glory, live out your ultimate hockey fantasy in offline single player modes, or simply ... Read More »
The Witness is coming to Xbox One according to lead designer Jonathan Blow. The Witness is a 3D, first-person puzzle game that originally started life as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, but is now on its way to Xbox. Thekla Inc is aiming for a September 13th release date and so far everything appears in place for that to happen. This Xbox One version will not differ from its PC or PlayStation 4 versions and their won't be any exclusive Xbox only content “There are some technical differences, but it’s basically the same game,” Blow stated, dismissing the idea of platform-exclusive content ... Read More »
It's been the on again, off again romance of the century. First we thought that The Witness, the well received PS4 puzzle game from the creator of Xbox 360 classic Braid, was a Sony exclusive. When we learned that the game had gone through the ESRB ratings board for PC and Xbox One as well as PS4, we were happy little puzzle-game-loving bunnies, until none other than the game's creator Jonathan Blow took the wind from our sails on Twitter. https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blow/status/689162407655022594?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw However, hope springs ever eternal, and Mr Blow seems to have had a change of heart. https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blow/status/693478807089520644 Whilst this ... Read More »
Braid developer Jonathan Blow's PS4 and PC title The Witness is dropping on January 26th, and unfortunately we're not getting in on that action, but for a while, it looked possible. The US ratings board ESRB listed The Witness as an Xbox One title, along with PS4 and PC. This led to a lot of the mainstream media surmising that The Witness would likely be coming to Xbox One in the near future. However, Jonathan Blow took to Twitter in order to put those rumours to bed once and for all: to get the game re-rated. (Provided the content is ... Read More »
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