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New Xbox controller colours coming to the US this month

Xbox One controllers are about to get even more colourful as two new finishes join the lineup, with a special newspaper edition (It’s red all over! I’m here all week…) and a stealthy green and orange-accents combo. Both are stuffed with all the guts in the latest standard controller, including the textured grip and Bluetooth built-in for compatibility with Windows 10. The red one...

HDR Gaming on Xbox One

One of the most most lauded features of the 4K revolution, HDR (or High Dynamic Range), has hit Gears of War 4 this week, joining Forza Horizon 3, NBA 2K17, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Whilst typically associated with UHD Blu-ray titles, HDR enables your TV to go beyond conventional 8-bit processing into 10-bit. Those conventional 8-bit images we’ve been enjoying up to now can deliver 256 ...

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Xbox One S review

Microsoft had a thrilling E3 press conference earlier this year, bookended with two of its newest hardware offerings—the first of which was positioned as a sleek, 4K-friendly redesign of its 2013 console. Introduced as ‘Xbox One S’ (a throwback to its slimmer, much older cousin), it builds upon the original Xbox One in a number of important areas the original system was lacking. Ultimately, Xbox O...

Watch Dogs 2 is real, full reveal this Wednesday

Ubisoft dropped a brief tease for the oft-rumoured sequel to 2014’s hack-and-thrash game Watch Dogs, earlier today. The 30-second clip, titled Hello World, features what looks to be a whole new protagonist, untucked shirt ‘n all. Kotaku’s Jason Schreier reported earlier this year that Watch Dogs 2 would be set in San Francisco—quite the departure from the original entry’s d...

Dangerous Golf Preview

In the midst of the Hampshire countryside, with perhaps the most placid and picturesque studio view I’ve ever seen, you’d be forgiven for thinking Three Fields Entertainment were working on something a little more peaceful, a little more… zen. Instead, they’re making something arguably far more exciting. Since its incorporation in early 2014, Three Fields have been working ...

Ubisoft announces The Division open beta will start next Thursday

Ubisoft just announced that the open beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division will be hitting your Xbox One next Thursday, February 18, with access open to all for 96 hours—and once again, Xbox One players get exclusive one-day early access for an extra night of dark zone deviance. To access the open beta, you won’t need a code. Just head to the games store and search for “Tom Clancy&#...

Ubisoft releases screenshots of new Rainbow Six: Siege map

Shots of the new Rainbow Six: Siege map, releasing as part of Operation Black Ice, have been released by Ubisoft France today. In the Baffin Bay, a luxury yacht has crashed into an iceberg breaching the hull. Rainbow has been sent to secure the stranded vessel as an unidentified submarine has docked near the vessel. “Yacht” is the centrepiece of the first of four free downloadable cont...

Three Fields Entertainment unveil their debut game, Dangerous Golf

Three Fields Entertainment, an independent studio comprising some of the legendary minds behind Burnout, today unveiled their first game. Long teased as an “innovative new twist on a sports game”, Dangerous Golf sends players—not to the course—but rather a series of unexpected locales, including a hotel kitchen, petrol station, palace ballroom, and a medieval castle. So, presumably players must ca...

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India now available

The next chapter in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Chronicles saga releases today for Xbox One, set during 19th-century India at the height of the British empire. Whilst tensions are rising between the East India Company and the Sikh Empire, a race between the Assassins and the Templars to secure a priceless diamond begins. Players find themselves in the shoes of Arbaaz Mir: master assassi...

Bricking it in Rainbow Six: Siege

Arguably one of our favourite games right now, Rainbow Six: Siege has been quite the surprise hit of 2015, giving us far too many hours of fun here at TiX towers—and with no signs of slowing down with a year of free content headed our way, where can it possibly go from here? Lego. That’s what YouTube’s BlacksheepPictures thinks, anyway, with a masterful recreation of Team Rainbow’...

Mad Catz show HDMI-powered gaming headset at CES

Mad Catz have been showing off their new Tritton Katana 7.1 HD headset at CES this week—and has picked up a CES 2016 Innovations Award for the product’s unique approach to game audio. Nearly all gaming headsets today utilise digital optical audio to carry their surround sound streams. These have always been limited to six channels of compressed audio, however, and only replicate a “sim...

Ubisoft details Rainbow Six: Siege updates for January

Ubisoft today outlined its next major set of technical updates for Rainbow Six: Siege following a period of “degradation” over the Christmas period. In a post on the official Rainbow Six forum, Community Manager UbiEpi detailed some of the key issues being addressed. Error 41 – Most recurrent PvP connection error Extended matchmaking connection time – Irregularly long loading tim...