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Halo Wars 2 preview

It’s a cold and frosty morning in South-West London and I’m preparing for war, I’m put onto a shuttle bus and driven to the location of the operation, I think I’m ready (I’m not really) but there is no going back now. I’m excited, I’m nervous but I’m all set to fight, with an Xbox One controller in my hand I begin my Halo Wars 2 experience. It’s been 8 years since Halo Wars graced the Xbox 3...

Interview: Martin Wahlund of Fatshark about Vermintide

We here at TiX Towers are big fans of Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide, Scoring it a whopping 9/10 in our review. Our Senior Editor, Greg Giddens, is a fan of not only the game but also the Warhammer table top games that inspired it, and he was fortunate enough to interview developer Fatshark’s CEO, Martin Wahlund, about their Skaven slaying multiplayer title. The interview took p...

The 12 Days of TiXmas – Racing Game of the Year

So here we are, only a day before the dude in red treats us with games, consoles, headsets and alcohol, but for now let’s talk about Racing Game of the Year! This one was pretty simple, so congratulations to Forza Horizon 3! Playground Games have somehow managed to keep the third version of the Horizon games fresh and simply stunning to look at. Check out our video (and my awesome driving) t...

How Xbox One is growing up

There’s no doubt that it’s been a great year for Xbox One and for the gamers who get their thrills playing it. For a start there was June’s announcement of the new, slimline Xbox One S and then there were all the great games that have been released this year. For example there’s been the launch of those perennial favourites, FIFA 17 and Pro Evo Soccer. There have also been the stunning new version...

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 ...

LucidSound LS20 Headset review

As we all know gaming headsets are big business and can set you back hundreds of pounds, so I’m always on the lookout for something a bit more in my price range but offering the quality and versatility of a top end headset. So I was super excited to be allowed to try out the new LucidSound LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset. Reading the literature enclosed with the headset I was amazed ...

Recipe for the perfect game

Games are hugely diverse and expansive, which is why they’ve become such a popular entertainment medium. But with such a vast choice of genres, cooking one up from scratch and ensuring the meal is delectable is a mammoth task. Fear not though, the recipe for gaming perfection is mere sentences away, and it will guide you fully in the preparation, cooking and serving of a most delightful meal. Shal...

What the PS4 Pro means for Xbox One

Earlier this evening, Sony’s press conference in New York officially revealed the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro (previously the PS4 Neo). I’m sure you’re wondering: “Why is an Xbox-centric site covering PlayStation news?” That’s because we believe Xbox news is only valuable when it’s in the context of the entire industry. We intend to put today’s PlayStation ...

TiX plays… PES 2017 Demo

We’ve managed to get our hands on the PES 2017 Demo thanks to having an American account, check out our video of a match between Arsenal and Athletico Madrid. Make sure to Like, Subscribe and Comment on our Youtube channel and expect some awesome videos in the future.  

TiX Podcast: 3.0 Videogame Art

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast. Join Greg Giddens for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 31: 3.0 Videogame Art. This episode is the first in a new format for the TiX Podcast. Greg Giddens chats with professional game’s artist Alix Briskham of Opposable Group about art in videogames and the process of creating it. If you want to send us a question or topic for the ...

GTA 5 Stunt Racing Part 2 Let’s Play

Greg Giddens, Derek McRobert, Dave Moran and Max Powley return for another set of races in the new GTA Online Cunning Stunts update.

GTA 5 Stunt Racing Let’s Play

Join Greg Giddens, Derek McRoberts, Dave Moran and Max Powley as they compete in some of the new stunt racing tracks in GTA Online’s Cunning Stunts update.