Xbox One

Xbox Fitness – Review

Microsoft has been curiously quiet about Xbox Fitness. You would have thought they’d use the fact that it’s a free download to tempt people into purchasing an Xbox One. That said, who exactly would pay attention? It has had prominent placement on the marketplace, yet people seemingly glance...

Xbox One million

Literally mere minutes before this week’s UK chart went live it was reported that a million Xbox One consoles were sold during launch. It stands to reason that around 140-150k of those were sold in the UK. 70,000 Xbox 360 units were sold during launch back in 2005...

Xbox launch games – the good, the bad and Blood Wake

It’s easy to forget that there were four months between the American and European Xbox launches. US gamers gained their black beast on 15th November 2001, while we Europeans had to wait until 14th March 2002. The wait wasn’t an entirely bad thing – a few more games...

All rise for Dead Rising 3 and Ryse

Credit cards at the ready – the next two weeks are shaping up to be the biggest in gaming in a very long time. On Friday the humble Xbox 360 will be rendered outdated after eight years of honourable service, while the 3DS and PS Vita receive their...

Xbox One first-party reviews start to surface

Microsoft are staggering the rollout of Xbox One game reviews, seemingly to ensure a steady slew of coverage for their new console over the course of the week. Today saw full price retail releases Dead Rising 3 and Zoo Tycoon have critical eyes cast over them, along with...

Forza Motorsport 5: you’ll feel it in your fingers

I thought it was some extreme creative license, but actually an LMP1 prototype sportscar at Laguna Seca isn’t as far-fetched as I initially assumed. Nonetheless, the Audi R18 is quite a fun car to have included in the Forza Motorsport 5 demo. Certainly it was too much for...

The world according to Microsoft and Sony

With Microsoft’s announcement yesterday, we finally know when and where Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will launch this November. So let’s have a look at the world according to Microsoft and Sony. The easy one first: Microsoft. Xbox One will be available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France,...

E3: Microsoft’s ultra combo

Microsoft didn’t so much pull a rabbit out of the hat for their E3 conference, but rather a whole warren’s worth of them – the return of franchises new and old, and surprises galore. Apart from a short SmartGlass demo, the conference was solely about software and began...

The achievement revolution will be televised

One of the more unusual stories to break after the Xbox One reveal was that Microsoft has patented the ability to unlock achievements by watching TV. One obvious use is as an incentive to tune into certain shows and films. It’s not an idea that’s massively new –...

The pitfalls of abbreviating ‘Xbox One’

Xbox didn’t need to be any shorter. Xbox 360 was straightforward: X360 is unambiguous, and even just 360 is perfectly workable. But abbreviating Xbox One? That way danger lies. XO is a good starting point. What could be wrong with using the machine’s initials? Well, amongst many other...

The all in one Xbox…One

Microsoft has finally put an end to months, if not years, of speculation – the next Xbox will be known as Xbox One. May the names ‘Xbox Infinity’, ‘Xbox Fusion’ and ‘Xbox 8’ never be mentioned again, unless used in the sentence “Wouldn’t have Xbox Infinity been a...