Category Archives: Xbox 360

Original Xbox classics now playable on Xbox One

Starting today Xbox One owners are finally able to play three generations of games on one console, these Original Xbox classics includes games like Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge,Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and more will be available across the entire Xbox One family of devices.

On November 7, when the Xbox One X launches certain Xbox 360 titles will also run at a higher resolution, including Halo 3 and Fallout 3.

The Original Xbox classics that will playable are:

While the enhanced Xbox 360 titles are:

No doubt the list will get bigger over time. Are there any games you are hoping to see? I’m thinking Jet Set Radio….

Source: Xbox Wire

Deals with Gold and Spotlight Offers – October 17th, 2017

It is that time of the week… Major Nelson drops the deals of the week for Xbox. There is a nice bonus this week in the shape Fallout 4 and related content – if you haven’t played Fallout 4 or any of the DLC packs, then what better time than now? The GOTY edition is a steal. See you in the wasteland.

Xbox One Deals

Content Savings
The Witcher 3 GOTY 60%
GHOST RECON WILDLANDS GOLD 50%
NBA 2K18 450,000 VC 10%
NBA 2K18 200,000 VC 10%
NBA 2K18 75,000 VC 10%
XCOM 2 60%
Farming Simulator 17 – Premium Edition 67%
Yooka Laylee 25%
Anima Gate of Memories 50%
Battlefield 1 Premium 50%
Battlefield 1 Revolution 50%
BATTLESHIP 60%
Cyber Complex 25%
F1 2017 30%
Farming Simulator 17 60%
Farming Simulator 17 – DLC (Kuhn) 33%
Farming Simulator 17 – Season Pass 33%
GHOST RECON WILDLANDS 50%
GHOST RECON WILDLANDS DELUXE 50%
GHOST RECON WILDLANDS Medium Credits Pack – 3840 20%
Madden 18 33%
Madden 18 GOAT Squads Edition 33%
McDroid 75%
NBA 2K17 200,000 VC 30%
NBA 2K17 450,000 VC 40%
NBA 2K17 75,000 VC 20%
NBA LIVE 18 50%
Neuro Voider 30%
NHL 18 33%
NHL 18 Deluxe 33%
NHL 18 Super Deluxe 33%
RISK WORLD DOMINATION 60%
The Witcher 3 50%
The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine 50%
The Witcher 3 Expansion Pass 50%
The Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone 50%
Unepic 50%
STAR WARS Battlefront Ultimate Edition 85%
SWBF Season Pass 100%
The Long Dark  10%
Fortnite Founders Pack 1 40%
Fortnite Founders Pack 2 40%
Fortnite Founders Pack 3 40%
Fortnite Founders Pack 4 40%

 

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Plus check out these additional deals on Fallout 4 and related content

Fallout 4 33%
Fallout 4 Automatron 33%
Fallout 4 Contraptions Workshop 33%
Fallout 4 Far Harbor 33%
Fallout 4 GOTY 33%
Fallout 4 Nuka-World 33%
Fallout 4 Season Pass 40%
Fallout 4 Vault-Tec Workshop 33%
Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop 33%

Xbox 360 Deals

Red Dead Redemption 67%
The Witcher 2 85%
GTA IV 60%
Bully Scholarship Edition 50%
Grand Theft Auto IV:  The Lost & Damned  50%
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 60%
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 50%
Midnight Club LA: Complete 50%
Max Payne 3 50%
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Pack 50%
Grand Theft Auto IV:  The Lost & Damned  (JP) 50%
The Witcher 2 (UK) 85%

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Deals with Gold & Spotlight Offers – October 10th, 2017

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

We shall update the post when the Xbox 360 offers are made available.

Seven new titles heading to Xbox Games Pass

Seven new titles are bing added to the Xbox Games Pass this August, they are:

Xbox One:

Dead Rising 3
DiRT Rally
LIMBO
Pharaonic
So Many Me
Ultratron

Xbox 360:

Metal Slug XX

If you haven’t already taken advantage of it, there is a free 14-day trial available – We love the idea of the Games Pass, but we think it’s better suited to new Xbox owners that don’t have 500 games like some of us on the team…

Have you picked up a bargain in the Ultimate sale?

It’s been running for a few days now, but there is still time to grab a bargain in the Xbox Ultimate Sale, hurry though as there are only 4 days to go!

Xbox Live Gold members save up to an additional 10% on Xbox One and Xbox 360 deals in the Xbox Store. See the full list of those deals below:

    

Xbox One Deals

These offers are valid for all Xbox Live members (Xbox Live Gold members save up to 10% more).
Please note: Discounts, prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

    

Xbox 360 Deals

Backwards Compatibility Sale Starting 16th May

Xbox have announced that there is to be a Backwards Compatibility “Super Sale” starting May 16th 2017, with up to 75% off BC titles such as Red Dead Redemption, Black Ops 2, GTA4 and Skate 3.

I will be checking this out to add some of those classic 360 games to my digital collection!  Keep tuned to This Is Xbox for a full list of games and discounts.

Grab some bargains in the Xbox Black Friday sale

Black Friday appears to have become a worldwide event in recent years and for Xbox Users it’s our chance to take advantage to buy some cheaper games. There is a whole host of stuff available, so why not check the the most recent list below:

Black Friday Xbox Digital Game Deals

    

Xbox One Deals

Please note: actual discounts and availability are subject to change and may vary by region and Xbox Live Account type.
Xbox Live Gold Members save up to 10% more off of the discounted sale price. 

    

Xbox 360 Deals

NOTE: Updated to reflect current sales.

UFC 2 and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst now free with EA Access

The week began with three new additions to EA access with the Mass Effect trilogy but it seems EA weren’t finished with the update to the EA Access Vault. As of yesterday, Mirror’s Edge and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst joined the Vault, and as of today UFC 2 does.

[Edit] The previously mentioned Skate 3 has joined the ever growing list of backwards compatible titles, but is currently not in the EA Access Fault.

Both Catalyst and UFC 2 are relatively new titles, so it’s a great boon to see them hit the Vault so early. Moreover, our very own Rich Berry gave Catalyst a whopping 8/10 in his review, stating that:

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst mixes open world mechanics from many other titles in the genre and lovingly wraps it in the slick style of the City of Glass. It looks stunning and runs smoothly…

Meanwhile, our own Derek McRoberts gave UFC 2 a staggering 8.9/10 in his review, stating:

If you have any interest in realistic fighting games, UFC2 is a sound investment I can’t recommend enough.

Indeed, if you’ve got EA Access we can’t recommend picking these title up enough.

What other EA titles would you like to see in the Vault? Why not tell us in the comments below.

You won’t be seeing any pre-release day reviews for Bethesda titles for a while

If you’re intending to check out reviews for Bethesda’s upcoming The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition or Dishonored 2 before committing your hard earned cash, then you’ll be disappointed to learn that there’ll be very few, if any, reviews of either title before release day. This is due to Bethesda’s review code policy, which means review copies won’t be sent to reviewers until the day before release.

Bethesda invoked this policy earlier this year for Doom, and yesterday on their official blog, Gary Steinman, Bethesda’s global content lead, confirmed they’ll be sticking with it for upcoming releases. In it Gary Steinman says:

With the upcoming launches of Skyrim Special Edition and Dishonored 2, we will continue our policy of sending media review copies one day before release.

This, of course, means reviewers will only get 24 hours before the game hits shelves, less than that when you take into account sleep. For both titles this means some outlets may rush their reviews, providing potentially inaccurate, and limited accounts of the game’s quality. These are more likely to convey a general feeling about the title rather than analysis. Other outlets, who take their time won’t be providing reviews for several days, if not weeks after release, advertising the game beyond normal timeframes and keeping it fresh in consumers minds.

The blog post goes on to say:

we want everyone, including those in the media, to experience our games at the same time.

From a business perspective this makes sense. Consumers are more likely to purchase titles that have no criticism to put them off and Bethesda can limit the amount of information that’s out of their control. This is hugely anti-consumer. Through this policy Bethesda are preventing you from learning about the quality of their game until release, by which time they will have earned their money through pre-orders and day one purchases.

Like most things, the best way this can be changed is by voting with your wallet and not pre-ordering or purchasing on day one. Waiting for reviews, videos, forums, and word of mouth to convince you of a game’s quality before purchasing is the best way to show Bethesda that their method of minimising risk is anti-consumer, and to ensure your money is well-spent.

Controls-Focused Trailer beats down WWE 2K17

In line with the release of WWE 2K17, 2K have released “The Basics”, the first in a series of trailers focusing on the controls of the game. The Basics guides new and seasoned players through the basic controls of the game as well as highlighting several new additions to the primary gameplay mechanics. Before you say it though, yes the controller demo in the top left is a PS4 controller but we can’t be fussy and you get the idea.

Expect to see further Control-Focused trailers appearing over the coming weeks, guiding players through the more in depth moves and mechanics of the game.

WWE 2K17 is available now to buy and for further information about the game check out the Official Website.