Tag / Xbox One

Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft. Announced in May 2013, it is the successor to Xbox 360 and the third console in the Xbox family. It was first released in North America, parts of Europe, Australia, and Brazil in November 2013, and in Japan, China, and other European countries in September 2014. It is the first Xbox game console to be released in China, specifically in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. Microsoft marketed the device as an “all-in-one entertainment system". The Xbox One line mainly competes against consoles such as Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U and Switch.


Firewatch: From the ashes...

When I first saw the trailer for this game back in 2015 (I think on an E3 trailer reel), I was disappointed at first that it wasn't to be released on Xbox, but still somewhat interested by the concept and the general feel of the game. When it was later announced for Xbox I couldn't wait to play it, having not looked at any reviews since that initial glimpse. A while after it's release I was going through some of my backlog which had contained a handful of walking simulators. The preachy narrative of those really put me off playing any other walking simulators, so when it came to finally starting Firewatch after my "No new games in 2016" stint, the initial dialogue caused me to bail on it. I put the game down and didn't look at it again until near the end of 2017.


Xbox One System Update arrives next week

Microsoft has just revealed a sneak peek at the upcoming update which is due to be released into testing early next week. The system will be getting a new Guide which has been designed to make multitasking much simpler and to make certain features much more obvious in the menu screen such as a the controller battery indicator or the clock.


Halo Wars 2 beta starts next week

Halo Wars 2 is due for released in February for the Xbox One and PC but the open beta is due to begin next week; according to details released by Microsoft, anyone with a Xbox One and Windows 10 PC will be able to download the game and give it a try.


Microsoft rounds up 2016 and teases what's to come this year

Microsoft has just published a new blog post that's revealed a range of notable Xbox statistics and achievements from 2016; almost 400 new games were released for the Xbox One last year and in addition to this, Xbox One owners put in more than 265 million hours for Xbox 360 games through the Backwards Compatibility system.


Rime is coming to Xbox One

New about the upcoming adventure-puzzle game was first released in 2013 where the game was thought to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. More details about the game are finally being released which confirms the project hasn't been canceled and that the game is no longer a PlayStation 4 exclusive.


New Wireless Controller announced

Microsoft has just announced that a new controller has joined the Xbox family; this is the first officially red controller besides the special Gears of War 4 controller which was released last year.

Boxing Day Xbox One Sales

Christmas day is over now and with the start of Boxing Day comes a new wave of sales that could interest anyone looking to upgrade to the Xbox One or Xbox One S; a range of retailers are offering these prices currently and there are probably even more deals available right now.

Xbox One Holiday price reductions are here

The temporary price cuts for the Xbox One are officially in effect making this a good time to upgrade to the latest Xbox One consoles; for the next few weeks, the original console will be priced at only $250 while deals for the Xbox One S vary depending on the retailer.


Halo 5 Expansion finally detailed

Halo 5 developer 343 Industries has followed through with their previous statement and hints with the official unveiling of the next expansion for the popular FPS game. The new DLC is called “Monitor's Bounty” and has been confirmed to contain new maps, weapons, a custom game browser and a new mode.


Free Titanfall 2 multiplayer trial has launched

The free multiplayer trial has officially launched for gamers on the Xbox One, PS4 and also for PC players; the trial was launched earlier this week for EA and Origin Access users. While this is limited to a multiplayer test, it allows games to explore everything that the Titanfall 2 multiplayer has to offer including each of the maps, the different modes and also all weapons available for the game.