Xbox Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 28 May 2015

The PlayStation 4’s Dual Shock controller may be the fanciest piece of input technology in this generation of gaming, but the Xbox One still beats it hands down (heh) with a piece of hardware that is just brilliant. And by brilliant, I mean ergonomically comfortable, structurally solid and featuring vibrating triggers that have made contact with my nipples on numerous occasions. It could be better however, and maybe that’s what we’ll be getting later this year as Microsoft has begun a slight redesign of that controller.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 24 Apr 2015

The Xbox One isn't doing poorly. It's selling faster than the Xbox 360 was at this point in the generation. However, as soon as you compare it to the PS4's runaway sales, it looks much less impressive. In fact, the sales for Xbox One are dropping, as is the brand's revenue.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 20 Apr 2015

E3 is all about the spectacle of gaming. Stands are bigger than most people can imagine and every studio and publishers goes as over the top as they can to try to "win". No where is this more apparentl than during the press conference gauntlet. Microsoft kicks off the day with fanfare, but Sony is usually the most loved thanks to giving starving journalists food and drink. But Phil Spencer has some plans to make E3 special this year.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 09 Apr 2015

For many, Don Mattrick is the reason that the Xbox Brand lost favour with “core” gamers – and that could be true. Since he left to go helm the mobile ship, SS Zynga, Microsoft’s public image has turned around considerably. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that Mattrick was able to bring new fortunes to Zynga…which he’s now left too.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 08 Apr 2015

I only recently got an Xbox One. It was a piece of machinery I knew that I would need to get my job done and I'm very happy that is has a place in my living room. However, after over a year of living with the PS4, it felt like the UI was made out molasses. Apparently I'm not the only one who feels that way, and Xbox wants to make me (and everyone else) happy.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 01 Apr 2015

It must be a daunting task to enter the console market, but no scarier than a time where Sony was kicking ass and taking names, even managing to sideline the prestigious Nintendo in many regards. Microsoft, however, took up the task with their very first Xbox – a console that aimed to radically change the console market with online and local-multiplayer gaming. Before that though, it was nothing more than a way to push Windows.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Mar 2015

Another month, another batch of games to help justify having spent some dosh on that Xbox Live Gold account of yours. The Xbox platform has a new bunch of games out next month, and they’ve clearly ignored my idea to have a link for a free version of Forza Horizon 2 that is actually a link for an HD remaster of Ride To Hell: Retribution. Something about that idea being “not funny”. Pfft, what do they know, right? Here’s what you’re actually getting next month.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 20 Mar 2015

It's the time of year again when speculation flies about how long Microsoft will hold on to the Xbox brand. This isn't the first time rumors have swirled and it probably won't be the last. Is it a case of typical rumors or should we follow that "where there's smoke, there's fire" belief?

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 24 Feb 2015

It's hard for any press conference to really surprise us anymore. With tons of leaks, the glory of the internet showing us all the trailers and videos in advance and other modern developments, E3 is slowly losing its announcement appeal. Microsoft is determined to bring it back - but can they?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Feb 2015

You know what’s better than a new game? A cheap game. Because yes, not everyone has upwards of R800 or more to throw down on a new game, money which could be better spent on food or more alcohol to help me actually drown the memory of the time that I spent that much cash on a game that I didn’t actually like. F***ing Brink. Never again, never again dammit. Moving on, Xbox is bringing back their Ultimate Sale from tomorrow, according to a leak. Here’s what you can find, for cheap cheap.