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Microsoft preparing for ‘Biggest Ever’ E3 show on June 10th

Mark those calenders people, as Microsoft have announced that they are planning for their biggest ever E3 show on June 10th 2018 at 1pm Pacific time, which means a late Sunday night for us Brits. I am...[Read More]

Microsoft announce the Combat Tech Special Edition Xbox Controller

Microsoft have announced the third controller in the Tech Series, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Combat Tech Special Edition. The Xbox Wireless Controller – Combat Tech Special Edition embodies a trad...[Read More]

Sea of Thieves closed Beta preview

The long awaited Sea of Thieves finally releases this March, and to tease us further- and presumably iron out some of the bugs – the closed Beta has kicked off. We were lucky enough to set sail and en...[Read More]

TiX Podcast S1E3 Game on Trial

Welcome to the new This is Xbox Podcast. Join Damien Ashley and Adrian Garlike for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast. In this episode Damien and Adrian put the high street retailer Game on tri...[Read More]

TiX Podcast S1E2 Post-E3 2017

Welcome to the new This is Xbox Podcast. Join Greg Giddens and Damien Ashley for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast. This episode follows on from the last show and discusses what was shown and ...[Read More]

Minecraft and Power Rangers Skin Pack

Today sees the release of the Power Rangers Skin pack for Minecraft Xbox One, Windows 10 and the Pocket Edition, for the price of £2.39.  Included in the pack are the classic Power Rangers and also a ...[Read More]

Halo Wars 2 review

It’s been eight years since the launch of Halo Wars on the Xbox 360, the perfect companion for those who wanted to experience the Halo universe from a different perspective. Clearly there was enough o...[Read More]

Screen Time and new streaming service ‘Beams’ to Xbox Insiders

Xbox Insiders – the name for those previously on the dashboard preview program – should now be receiving their update, with optimisations to improve speed and an overhauled guide that gives you quicke...[Read More]

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 ther...[Read More]

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 cons...[Read More]

E3 Microsoft Round-up Let’s Play

E3 is well and truly underway, with EA, Bethesda and Microsoft all delivering their conferences so far. And to follow up with our prediction videos we have the first of two round-up videos discussing ...[Read More]

E3 2016 – Gears of War 4 Elite controller

As well as bringing us more news and gameplay of the new Gears of War 4, Microsoft showed a short at the E3 conference of a gears of war special edition Elite controller. The controller has a Gears th...[Read More]

What’s this new Xbox One update released today?

Our Xbox senses are tingling. Today a 300 odd MB update rolled out for Xbox One. Now it could very well be a patch for the preview members testing the new dashboard, but we sense possible groundwork f...[Read More]

Microsoft and Team Dakota extinguish Project Spark

Some of you may have already noticed but you can no longer download Project Spark from the Xbox or Windows store and this is because after much consideration Microsoft and Team Dakota have decided to ...[Read More]

TiX Podcast: Quantum Infinite

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast. Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock and for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 27 Quantum Infinite. In this episode the pair discuss Quantum...[Read More]

TiX Podcast: BvS…I Mean Videogames

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast. Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock and for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 26 BvS…I Mean Videogames. In this episode the pair disc...[Read More]

TiX Podcast: United Over The Division

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast. Join Greg Giddens, Steve Peacock and guest Mike Barnes for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 25 United Over The Division. In this episode t...[Read More]

TiX Podcast: A Little Nostalgic

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast. Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 24 A Little Nostalgic. In this episode the duo discuss the recent...[Read More]

Quantum Break playable at Insomnia

For those living in or near the Midlands, this month offers a chance to get hands on with Quantum Break at Insomnia. Microsoft  will be showing the title in the Exhibition Hall, The NEC Birmingham, be...[Read More]

TiX Podcast: Mass Exodus

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast. Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 23 Mass Exodus. In this episode duo discuss Fallout 4, Lego Dimen...[Read More]

Exacerbated Xbox fans face second delay on exclusive

Hot on the heels of Scalebound being pushed to 2017 we have wind of an announcement that ReCore has been pushed back to the end of the year. It will also be making its way to PC via windows 10 and is ...[Read More]

TiX Podcast: Siege the Day Just ‘Cos

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast. Join Greg Giddens and Neale Jarrett for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 18 Siege the Day Just ‘Cos – where the duo talk about...[Read More]

Shadow Jago returns

One of the most anticipated updates pre season 3 has been announced for Killer Instinct – Shadow Jago – complete with an updated move list, the update will be free for all who purchased the Day One Xb...[Read More]

New Killer Instinct backstories unveils Spinal

We are back again with more backstories from the great people over at Ultra-Combo, this time bringing you the walking curse that is known as Spinal. In clearer moments, when the insanity of his ancien...[Read More]

New Killer Instinct backstories unveils Thunder

This week’s backstory update from the crew at Ultra-Combo is based around Thunder and how he entered the Killer Instinct Tournament, as I had hoped, the team share a good amount of detail about ...[Read More]

Tour of the new Xbox One dashboard

Thanks to the Preview Programme we were able to take an early look at the new Xbox One dashboard, part of the New Xbox One Experience which will be rolling out very soon. Cortana is currently missing,...[Read More]

Button mapping coming soon for all

A feature previously believed to be reserved for the new Elite controller, button mapping, is set to be available for all controllers soon. Mike Ybarra, Partner Director of Program Management, Xbox an...[Read More]

Halo edition Xbox One controllers launched

On Friday October 2, 2015 Microsoft released two new limited edition controllers, to commemorate the release of the next title in the hugely popular Halo series. There are two versions available to pu...[Read More]

Havok acquired by Microsoft

Announcements made in a recent blog post from Microsoft states that they have acquired Havok, best known for supporting developers of Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and Dark Souls, from Intel f...[Read More]

New Holiday Xbox One bundle bargain

At the end of October comes a new 1TB Xbox One holiday bundle, armed with Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Ori and the Blind Forest and Rare Replay. Packing 1TB of storage and 30+ games this bundle only...[Read More]

EGX 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider impressions

Microsoft had a decent showing in their booth, with Rise of the Tomb Raider the standout game for me. Lara’s latest adventures have been expanded somewhat from the trailer of a cold and unforgiving cl...[Read More]

Xbox Elite Bundle finally coming

Earlier this week Microsoft announced that the Xbox Elite controller that we have all been gawking over since E3 will be packaged alongside a 1TB console and can be brought worldwide from November 3rd...[Read More]

Original Xbox games could see the light of day again

Way back at E3 was one of the biggest surprises to hit many Xbox fans, the implementation of backwards compatibility for 360 games and it being available that day for Xbox Preview members and everyone...[Read More]

Frozen Free fall Coming to Xbox One

The insanely popular Frozen mobile and PC game is making its way to the Xbox One, it will see an August 25th release carrying the same freemium model as its counterparts. Initially giving you a lot of...[Read More]

The death of the parity clause?

ID@Xbox has been bringing indie games to the Xbox One steadily over the last year and a half. Meanwhile, the new preview program will be bringing even more indie titles to the console with a heavier d...[Read More]

Say farewell to Xbox Music

If you happen to have a copy of Windows 10 then you might have noticed a link to “Groove Music”. Clicking on this link though surprisingly takes you to the existing Xbox Music app. After l...[Read More]

United Kingdom becomes partner country of Gamescom 2015

The United Kingdom has today become the official partner country of gamescom 2015.  As such, under the direction of the United Kingdom trade body, Ukie, one of the highest turnover markets of the comp...[Read More]

TiX Podcast: E3 Round-up 2015 Part 1

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast. Join Greg Giddens, Neale Jarrett, Richard Berry and Derek McRoberts in another special show focusing on E3 2015. In this first of two parts the foursome discuss ga...[Read More]

Gears of War Ultimate Edition Gameplay

Gears of War Ultimate Edition was officially announced at the Microsoft E3 press conference, along with a Beta that you can register for right now. We were lucky enough to get into the Beta and take a...[Read More]

E3 Microsoft Conference – Forza 6

Forza is back and looking better than ever. Race one of 450 engineering masterpieces including the new Ford GT, all with working cockpits, doors and full damage. Compete in 24 player online bliss acro...[Read More]

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