Xbox Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 29 Aug 2014

Hey there girls and kittens. It’s that time again. The time for free games. And really, I see no downside with getting a little skip row row with my Xbox Live subscription. The last few offerings from the house over on Microsoft hill have been rather solid. Here’s what’s arriving in September.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Aug 2014

Oh we all love to rag on Games with Gold, don't we? It's endlessly compared to PS Plus and people enjoy calling Xbox out on having a lame program. But now they might be offering a free day to play games. Maybe.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Aug 2014

Way back when I first got an Xbox 360 console, one of my very first games that I had on the system was the original Gears Of War. Suffice to say, I had never ever played a game like it before. It was brutal, it was fast-paced and the action was relentless. And it was almost a very, very different game when it was first being developed.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Aug 2014

A while back, I had the misfortune to review Resident Evil 6, which was a clunky orgy of explosions with a personality as deep as TV housewife of wherever, and gameplay that matched its vapid attempt to hit all the demographics. It’s been a while since then, and on reflection, I’ve decided that I’m still 100% right about that waste of a game. What was a better game in that franchise however, was Resident Evil Revelations. And it’s getting a very well-deserved sequel.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 15 Aug 2014

I genuinely don’t get certain hackers. There’s a  difference between uncovering hidden information, and being a spiteful little bastard who makes life hell for everybody. And that level of douchebaggery is something that the Xbox, PlayStation and Electronic Sports League have just experienced.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Aug 2014

Microsoft’s conference at Gamescom yesterday was another great showing. They had tons of blockbuster games, focusing primarily on some of the exclusives that are headed to Xbox in the near future. Who would’ve guessed the internet would be in such uproar over one of those titles?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Aug 2014

You may laugh, but multiplayer is a massive deal in Call Of Duty, with each new map released meaning hours upon hours worth of practice to pro-gamers. Choke points, rush zones and hotspots all fall into a competitive strategy that needs to be analysed and examined thoroughly. So for the pro players who are reading this, here’s a preview of two of the new maps from Call Of Duty Ghost’s Nemesis DLC pack. I’ll be analysing guns to see if they can make pew pew noises.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 04 Aug 2014

This Gamescom is my first and the unanimous opinion from everyone I speak to is that Gamescom is way better than E3 - it's more about hands-on time and opinion formulation than press briefings and random trailers. However, this Gamescom, the major players are broadcasting their press conferences, and maybe even revealing some new things.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 29 Jul 2014

It’s that time of the month again. No, I’m not talking about crippling debt repayments and around a dozen phone calls a day from institutions offering you credit cards and funeral cover. I’m talking free games man!  Xbox has a couple to give away, and August will offer you everything from down and dirty racing to dishonorable action.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Jul 2014

We may be many, many years from ever seeing Halo debut on the big screen, but TV is a whole different matter. Halo: Nightfall fills in that gap as Xbox delivers on its digital entertainment promise this November. San Diego Comic Con is in full swing right now, and it's provided a first look at the upcoming show that bridges Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. Check it!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Jul 2014

We may be many, many years from ever seeing Halo debut on the big screen, but TV is a whole different matter. Halo: Nightfall fills in that gap as Xbox delivers on its digital entertainment promise this November. San Diego Comic Con is in full swing right now, and it's provided a first look at the upcoming show that bridges Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. Check it!

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 18 Jul 2014

You know how I told you that Microsoft was canning a bunch of people? Well, when the numbers came out, they were staggering; 18 000 people have lost their jobs. Most come from Nokia thanks to the merger, but it seems the Xbox team is also suffering.