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June, 2016

  • 19 June

    Major conferences at E3 2016: what went wrong?


    So, E3 is upon us. At the time of writing, the major conferences are over, and the Noshcast for E3 has been recorded. A lot of what I said there I’ll likely be reiterating here, but it bears repeating in the event that someone, anyone in charge of organizing any of the conferences reads this (fat goddamn chance, but a ...

March, 2016

  • 7 March

    Fable Legends Cancelled; Lionhead Studios to Close


    Today Microsoft announced on their official Xbox news site that Lionhead Studios’ fantasy multiplayer title Fable Legends has ceased development. A spinoff of their decade-old Fable franchise, Legends was to be a free-to-play game for Xbox One and Windows PCs, featuring asymmetric multiplayer with 4 players controlling Heroes, while 1 player could take on the role of a Villain in similar fashion to Evolve. ...

November, 2015

  • 5 November

    Halo 5 Potentially the “Biggest Launch in Halo History”


    If Halo 5: Guardians sold more copies at launch than Halo 3 did (3.3 million units in 12 days) Microsoft doesn’t want you to know it. Though data on the number of Halo 5 units sold has not been revealed, Microsoft’s PR team was on hand with some very clever wording to make sure you know that Halo 5: Guardians ...

August, 2015

  • 31 August

    New 1TB Xbox One Revealed

    1TB Xbox One Elite Bundle

    After a series of rumors and speculations as to whether or not Xbox One would follow in PS4’s footsteps and offer up a newer, upgraded version to its system, Microsoft have today announced a new 1TB Xbox One model. Better yet, the larger hard drive is now an SSHD, a Solid State Hybrid Drive – claiming that it will allow ...

June, 2015

  • 17 June

    The Sins Of Our Publishers 2: Electric Boogaloo


    In the last episode, I covered three publishers and the sins I believed they committed against not only their consumers, but they own employees as well. This week I have even more than 3 for you. So sit back and prepare to hear about more publishers and more sins! Sony hacking, red rings, stupid localisation departments, deceptive marketing, and much ...

  • 16 June

    Conker’s Bad Fur Day – Censored Gaming (Video)

    Bad Fur Day

    Rare’s Nintendo 64 classic Conker’s Bad Fur Day was infamous for holding many vulgar, violent, and shocking scenes despite appearing to be a standard collect-a-thon platformer for children. Despite being distinctly classified as suitable only for adults, there was still a lot of content planned that was deemed too hot for the 64 game and original Xbox remake. Our very own Tojeka ...

  • 15 June

    Microsoft & Xbox One E3 Press Conference Roundup.


    The Second presser of E3 is over and we have everything you need to know about the Microsoft e3 2015 Conference, so read on! Click on each headline to open main article Halo 5: Guardians: Campaign gameplay was shown. The latest in the Halo series stars two seperate squads of spartans, one headed by the Master Chief and one by a ...

  • 15 June

    New Xbox First Party Title Recore Announced

    Recore Reveal

    From the creators of both Mega Man & Metroid Prime, Microsoft have shown off one of their brand new first-party titles. The game is called Recore. Check out the announcement trailer below: Though only a cinematic trailer was shown with no gameplay, the somewhat apocalyptic setting offered up an isolated desert environment for exploration. It’s likely, given the trailer’s direction, ...

  • 15 June

    Microsoft Announces Elite Controller For Xbox One

    Microsoft Elite Controller

    During their E3 press conference today, Microsoft revealed a new piece of hardware for their Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms, referred to as the Elite Controller. It appears to be a re-imagining of the standard Xbox One controller, with a focus on increased accuracy and customizable parts, from changing the sensitivity of the sticks and triggers, to swapping out ...

  • 15 June

    Gears 4 Officially Announced, Coming Holiday 2016

    Gears 4 Screenshot

    With the remaster of the first Gears of War officially announced during Microsoft’s E3 conference – Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition the official name for the remaster of the original 2006 title – Gears 4 was, surprisingly, also confirmed as the latest in Xbox’s acclaimed third-person shooter franchise to be released exclusively for Xbox One. The gameplay appeared to hint ...

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