Tag / Xbox

Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft. It represents a series of video game consoles developed by Microsoft, with three consoles released in the sixth, seventh and eighth generations respectively. The brand also represents applications (games), streaming services, and an online service by the name of Xbox Live. The brand was first introduced in the United States in November 2001, with the launch of the original Xbox console.

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Goat Simulator's Payday DLC comes to Xbox

It may not be one of the most serious games around but Goat Simulator is certainly something special and Xbox players have finally been given access to even more content for this wacky and weird game.

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Xbox and Halo have officially turned 15 years old

Halo and Xbox have been synonymous with each other for a very good reason; the first Halo game was released with the original Xbox console in 2001. Halo: Combat Evolved became a launch title for the console after Microsoft purchased its developer, Bungie, shortly before the release in 2001.

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Clean-Up Week 1

I think that I might have bit off more than I could chew with the Achievement Clean-Up. A week down, three and a bit to go and I've grabbed 21 of the 100 achievements listed (with a further 22 popping along the way). I have to say that I was really surprised with Fable III. Why did this game cop so much flack? Did it suffer from No Man Sky syndrome? I'm still unsure why I stopped playing it all those years as I was right in the middle of a nice story arc. When I've got some time, I think that I might revisit all three and play them in order.

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Destiny: Race to beat the Service Split

It has been almost two years since I published my "First Impressions" article about Destiny and now is probably the best time for me to expand upon what I said back then. With news of an imminent service split in Destiny hitting me from out of nowhere (apparently it's been known for months), I was pushed back into the game in an attempt to finish off my characters before August 16.

5 things I've learnt while fighting the undead

It's been a while since I set foot on Banoi. I remember the first time that I ventured out of the hotel, well, chased out of the hotel. That was a while ago, this is today and a lot has changed since then. I've learnt quite a bit about squaring off with the living impaired, but these are 5 tips that I think all Banoi survivors should remember.

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Backlog Fortnight Targets - FN3C

Like last fortnight, here is the round-up of FN2B. Borderlands, Borderlands, Borderlands! I think it's safe to say that I won't be touching this series for a while (well if I keep with the backlog targets, I shouldn't be touching them until next year... but then again, if I run dry during a fortnight I could come back to attempt to finish them off... NO! I will not do this). Ok so things went well over the past fortnight, but not without the task sending me a little crazy. There's something about replaying games where you can recite dialogue word for word that should bring up big red warning signs.

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Backlog Fortnight Targets - FN2B

A quick round-up of FN1A. I was able to finish Alan Wake and most of the easy situational achievements. After that I decided to attempt the Nightmare walk through and collect some of the missing collectables along the way. I'm only missing one TV show, and a handful of manuscripts, signs and chests so I didn't think it'd be that hard. I was really wrong. Much swearing at the screen was done, mostly due to running out of bullets and having to pass through walls of Taken. I can't wait to play the DLC at some point in the future / next year.

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2015 - Achievement Farming Lookback

2015 was the year that I decided to attempt a few crazy feats when it came to Achievements and Gaming. I originally set my goal at 75,000 Gamerscore by the end of the year, but later extended it to 100,000 which I obtained with a few days to spare. Additionally I had successfully attempted to breach top 10 in the Fighting Games leaderboard for Australia. I might attempt to go further with the global one next year when a few more Fighting games come out.

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Backlog Fortnight Targets - FN1A

This year I'm going to be easing back on the Gamerscore farming and focusing on completing and reducing my games backlog. The rules are simple; Each fortnight is associated to a letter, "the" is removed from the start of titles, and I can't start a new game if it's not on the list. My main focus is to not buy as many games this year as I did last year. *shakes fist at Xbox's sales*

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100,000 Gamerscore Get!

After two months of pushing myself to break 100,000 before New Years Eve, I've finally done it. Looking back at the past year, I've had a fairly crazy one when it comes to achievement hunting with 2,258 Achievements in 130 games, for a total of 63,273 GamerScore. That's more than half of my GamerScore achieved in one year.