Tag Archives: Microsoft

Xbox Game Pass offers an instant console subscription library

The term ‘Netflix for games’ is bounded about all too frequently, but a new service from Microsoft might be just that for Xbox owners. Xbox Games Pass will cost 7.99 a month and offer members the chance to access a constantly shifting library of titles. It’s very much along the …

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Gfinity to hold European Halo World Championship 2017 Qualifier at Wembley

Gfinity has finally revealed the details of the upcoming European Halo World Championship 2017 Qualifier: London.  The event will take place between February 17th and 19th, and in a surprising move it will be held at The Great Hall in Wembley Stadium and not at the Gfinity Arena.  The best …

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Minecraft console update means the game is now almost the same as the PC version

Efforts to standardise Minecraft’s features across PC, mobile and console continue with the release of a big new patch for the console versions. Update 1.10 makes big changes to the endgame, adding End Cities and End Ships to The End. Players are also now able to get the Elytra wing …

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Microtransactions added to Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 players now have the option of buying cars with real cash instead of earning it in game. A new range of microtransactions starts at 79p – that gets you 100 tokens. This then steps up to 2.49 (325 tokens), 4.19 (575), 8.39 (1,250), 16.74 (2,700), 41.74 (8,000) …

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Xbox One also getting $50 US discount

Microsoft has mirrored by Sony by introducing its own $50 post Black Friday discount to Xbox One in the US. Sony last week confirmed that its $250 500GB Uncharted 4 PS4 Slim bundle would be returning for Christmas. Now Microsoft has rolled out a $250 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle, along …

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Nearly 50% of Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility

Microsoft has said that nearly half of Xbox One owners have taken advantage of the machine’s backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games. Now over 300 back compat titles,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted. Nearly 50% of XB1 owners playing BC games is great to see. Thanks for supporting the program.” …

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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. It seems to have been a year dominated by hardware rather than software, with lots of new devices in the shape of VR headsets, updated consoles, new reveals and a smash hit retro revival. Lots of ‘new’ …

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