Topic / Xbox

Console cross-play just around the corner?

By on

In a recent interview with IGN, Jeremy Dunham, VP of game development studio Psyonix, has confirmed that they have completed development on their cross-console multiplayer features for Rocket League. The vehicular soccer video game was launched on the PS4 and PC mid 2015, with the Xbox One version unleashed last month, and has taken the world by storm. The platform has even spawned it’s own eSports leagues in Europe and the Americas early this year. […]

Ubisoft Drops the Cinematic Trailer + Release Date for WatchDogs 2

By on

Ubisoft has given WatchDogs fans an in-depth look at their next installment of the franchise, WatchDogs 2, through a 20 minute livestream this morning. The game will be released on the 15th of November, 2016, with a demo of the game being revealed at E3 this year. The cinematic trailers and in-game footage establish the colourful and vibrant San Francisco as the context for the life of Marcus Holloway, Oakland-born hacker spiteful after […]

Gamescom 2015: Crackdown 3 first look

By on

During the Xbox Gamescom briefing, it was confirmed that the next Crackdown game will be titled Crackdown 3. This first look trailer showcases the familiar open-world gameplay with new additions and features being added to the game with the power of Xbox One and the cloud. According to Reagent Games, Crackdown 3 will feature 100% destructible environments, using the Xbox One’s cloud computing, claiming to be 20 times more powerful than […]

Gamescom 2015: Chat pad coming to Xbox One this holiday

By on

Announced at today’s Xbox Gamescom conference, a new chat pad peripheral for Xbox One controllers will be coming November 3rd (US) Similar to the Xbox 360 version, the chat pad becomes useful for messaging or web browsing, with a full QWERTY keyboard, backlit keys, and audio jack. But in this iteration, it includes audio controls similar to the Stereo Headset Adapter, two programmable buttons, and comes with a chat headset. […]

Gamescom 2015: Killer Instinct Season 3 confirmed, Battletoads guest character playable today

By on

Announced at the Xbox Gamescom briefing, Killer instinct will be getting another season, starting March 2016. Just a couple of months ago, Season 2 came to an end, bringing a handful of old and new fighters; more stages and themes; and features including a revamped story-mode and ‘shadows’, and it goes without saying that Iron Galaxy have done an amazing job with the franchise. I’m proud to announce that Killer Instinct Season 3 […]

Gamescom 2015: Scalebound first look, Four player co-op announced

By on

During the Xbox Gamescom briefing, Hideki Kamiya from Platinum Games (Bayonetta) revealed the first gameplay footage of their upcoming hack-n-slash Xbox One exclusive, Scalebound. Scalebound features epic gameplay and large worlds that players can explore on foot, or on their flying companion. You play as a character named Drew, using his sword and bow to give you a mix of melee and ranged combat, also being able to fight along side your dragon […]

Gamescom 2015: Quantum Break gameplay and release date

By on

Coming from the Xbox Gamescom conference, Quantum Break is finally given a release date – April 5th, 2016.     The video gives an in-depth look at the gameplay, showing off the time-bending abilities, and more information on the story, which includes actors Shawn Ashmore (Xmen), Aiden Gillen (The Wire) Dominic Monaghan (Lost) and Lance Reddick (The Wire) As the game tells the story about the heroes, the live-action TV series […]

You’ll finally be able to use the Xbox One gamepad wirelessly with your PC later this year

By on

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer just took the stage at GDC, and in a small Xbox-related keynote has announced that an Xbox One wireless gamepad adapter is coming later this year. Up until this point it’s been a USB-only affair, so this is good news to hear, especially considering the gaming initiatives coming with Windows 10, such as Xbox Live integration and a feature which will allow users to use their PC […]

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta ‒ Behind the Scenes [GALLERY]

By on

During this year’s HaloFest, 343 Industries gave us a sneak peek at the Halo 5: Guardians beta starting next month. One of the biggest changes to the game are Spartan Abilities, giving players more maneuverability and power on the battlefield. Three new maps were revealed ‒ Truth, Empire and Crossfire, a new game-mode named Breakout, and an Energy Sword power-weapon variant named the ‘Prophet’s Bane’ There are a lot of new changes to […]

REVIEW: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

By on

343 Industries is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Halo 2 in a big way – giving fans not only a remastered version of Halo 2 for the Xbox One, but every single one of Master Chief’s adventures in one special collection. Originally released for the original Xbox in 2004, Halo 2 was a massive success for Microsoft and Bungie, with acclaim from both fans and critics. The game quickly became the top-selling game for the original Xbox, selling at least 6.3 million copies in the United States alone.

HANDS ON: ID@Xbox features heavily at PAX Australia

By and on

Microsoft’s recent push for indie development was on full display at this years PAX Australia. Whilst Xbox’s massive booth devotes a fair proportion of space to Sunset Overdrive, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the rest of the space is dedicated to indie developed games. The ID@Xbox space featured many locally developed games such as the popular Screencheat, and E3 2014 showcased games such Ori and the Blind Forest and […]

Creators of Borderlands announce their new FPS title, Battleborn

By on

2K and Gearbox Software have announced that their upcoming title for next gen, will be a MOBA-styled FPS titled Battleborn. Calling it a ‘hero shooter’ Battleborn is “a fusion of first-person shooting and loot-grabbing RPG elements in a living comic book art style.” The game features creeps, quick leveling, and unique heroes comparable to MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends, all connected through a narrative-driven five-player cooperative campaign, and also 5v5 competitive […]

Destiny Collector’s Editions and Beta dates announced

By on

Announced this morning during Bungie Day (July 7th), three Collector’s Editions for Destiny, two editions that include physical and in-game items, whereas the other focuses on a digital download edition. The prices have been set for the US, we’re definitely sure these prices won’t be the same for Australia, so keep an eye out for updates. Limited Edition – $99.99USD Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc Guardian Folio, containing: “Arms and Armament” […]

E3 2014: Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals new characters and gameplay

By on

Sony showed off the very first gameplay video of Mortal Kombat X during their E3 Briefing today, revealing new fighters, dynamic gameplay with the new stage interactions, with X-rays and fatalities of course!Announced only a few days before E3, Mortal Kombat X will be the 10th installment in the franchise and plans to make the gameplay more dynamic and cinematic with interactable stages and objects, also introducing character variants, letting you […]

E3 2014: Advanced Warfare gameplay shows off new gadgets and gizmos

By on

Starting off the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, Sledgehammer shows off Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in the ‘Induction’ trailer, with new guns, gadgets and gameplay. The trailer shows off the usual story gameplay trailer with huge amounts of action and showing off the new arsenal. Laser beam rifles, ‘Sonic’ shotguns, drones, tactical grenades and equipment, this futuristic setting really opens up the variety. You can even rip off a car door as […]