"TO INFINITY AND BEYOND PEOPLE". The crowd responded with a smile and a shout. This was going to be a lot of fun. And then the serious business began. Over an incredible weekend at the brilliant gaming extravaganza that was EGX Rezzed, I was lucky enough to play enough games to make my brain melt and my eyes implode with excitement. So, what were my top five highlights? Well, I've tried to Keep this list as Xbox centric as possible, but I'm going to be cheeky and include one final submission of a game that I really do hope is going to come to Xbox One soon, just because it looks utterly brilliant. I could have included loads more, but here we go….
For those interested in OG Xbox games however, the list of available titles has been somewhat limited. This month’s planned releases look to change that with as many as 19 new arrivals set to take pride of place on the Xbox One. This week sees the first of those new arrivals, but which of the OG Xbox additions should you be heading back to first?
Forming after the unfortunate closure of Midway Games, NetherRealm Studios took on the task of rebooting the Mortal Kombat franchise and delivered arguably one of the best instalments of the series. Following this, they decided to develop a fighting game focusing entirely on the DC Universe – as opposed to the MK crossover released years prior by the aforementioned Midway. Injustice: Gods Among Us was the end result and now, five years since its release, it’s time to take a look back at how it fared.
Deals With Gold Sale
The Xbox Live Deals With Gold sale is back and there are a number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games seeing heavily discounted prices this week. But there are also a few dodgy little titles that would be best off ignoring. Which are the best and worst of the Xbox One and Xbox 360 deals found in the Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale for 17th-23rd April 2018? We take a look.
The last few weeks have seen the Xbox Live Deals With Gold sale play second fiddle to the awesome Xbox Spring Sale as a huge number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles have been treated to price cuts. Whilst there could have been no doubt that there has been a discounted game for everyone just recently, it's time for the Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale for 17th-23rd April 2018 to hit us right in the chops once more. Fancy checking out the full discounted list of games available for the next week or so?
A big black slab of plastic, this stand does away with the usual well designed vertical stand that comes accompanying your Xbox One X and Xbox One S, beefing things up a bit, and adding in some pretty cool ideas.
The Gaming Hub Podcasts
On Episode 91 of The Gaming Hub Podcast, we get into the announced updates coming to Sea of Thieves – are they what is needed to keep the fan base interested in the pirate adventure game long term? Rare promises a lot of content updates throughout the summer, and we detail them on the show. In addition, this past week’s episode of Inside Xbox brought the announcement of 19 new backwards compatible games, including some significant titles that are getting an Xbox One X enhancement. Will we be playing them?
On Episode 90 of The Gaming Hub, we dive into mobile games with the upcoming release of the Harry Potter mobile game - are they real video games? If they're not, what exactly does a game have to be to qualify as a video game? What have been our favorite mobile games to play, and how have they provided a different experience than console or PC games?
In Episode 89 of The Gaming Hub, we dig into the newly released Far Cry 5. Two of us have played it - what are our thoughts on the new game from Ubisoft? Also, another week into Sea of Thieves, have our thoughts on the game changed at all? Is it possible for the game to be both great and not fun at the same time? Or the opposite - fun but not great or complete?