Xbox Tag

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.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 23 Jan 2015

There’s going to be a new Call of Duty this year because of course there’s going to be one. Activision has been steadily whipping their studios to keep their mega millions franchise alive, so it’s just a matter of time before we hear about the next instalment. That seemingly came from Microsoft yesterday – before they pulled the old one eighty again.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Jan 2015

There are a ton of differences between the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. For starters, I could barely drop a concussion on Geoff with the current 360 model, but the Xbox One is a blunt force trauma inflictor of note thanks to some rugged design and the fact that it’s the size of a VW Beetle. One thing that the two consoles do have in common, however? Avatars. Xbox avatars have been around for many a year now, with the current crop migrating onto the Xbox One. But they could be in for an upgrade soon.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Dec 2014

The business of November has finally simmered down and the video game industry is just about ready to call it a year. But not until the Video Game Awards take place this week, with a number of games taking to the stage and handful of new ones ready to make their debut. But Microsoft have seemingly closed shop already, confirming that nothing new will be shown at the event.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 06 Nov 2014

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is out next week. That sort of bundle is perfect for me, as I have only ever finished the first game. Single player is one thing though. The Halo multiplayer is what firmly cemented the popularity of the franchise. The developers of the collection have just announced the Halo Championship Series, an official Halo eSports league.