Tag Archives: Microsoft

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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Halo World Championship returns in 2017

The Halo World Championship is returning in early 2017, with qualifying events taking place all over the world.  Dates for the World Championship itself have yet to be revealed, although it is expected to be sometime in April. However a number of LAN events beforehand have been revealed.  First up …

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Xbox’s Eagle on the company’s 2016, Xbox One S and Scorpio

It’s been a difficult few years for Microsoft on the games side of things. Though Xbox One sales have certainly not been shabby, the console has failed to top the massively successful PlayStation 4. All of that changed this year. The firm claimed the hardware top spots in the UK …

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Panda Global signs Gears of War team

Panda Global has picked up a Gears of War team just before the big Gears of War 4 Pro Circuit London Open event this weekend.  Ben "Strangulate" Laird, Bobby "phenomxnon" Kenny, Alec "Shock" Colins and Demarco "Drix" Gainesmake up the core of the team, with Frank "ko" Tibbs being the …

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