The list below contains my favourite games from the Play EXPO Manchester that are Xbox bound, but these are just a small offering of what was there. Please therefore think of this, not as a definitive list from the event, but rather an Xbox-definitive list.
October 7, 2017
The rest of the Fable family arrives on Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility – Are they worth the return?
If you are one of the many waiting in anticipation for the next batch of backwards compatible titles to hit Xbox One, then you will happy to hear that they have now arrived. If you were hoping to see some of the more popular games from the list of voted titles however, you may only be partially satisfied with the latest additions.
Whether you’re excited by them or not, here are our thoughts on whether they deserve another playthrough or whether they should be left alone in the past.
October 2, 2017
Backwards Compatibility continues to bring fresh faces to Xbox One – Are they worth the return?
Backwards compatibility has been a huge hit on Xbox One, bringing over many games from the Xbox 360 catalogue and making them playable once more, with many arriving in an improved state too. Unfortunately, not every title has been quite so warmly received, with many additions proving to be nothing more than the Xbox 360 version of games that are already available natively on Xbox One. This is certainly something that has had me frowning in recent weeks, and even though more games are always a good sign, playing through them takes time.
So, here are our thoughts on whether the most recent Back-comp titles to arrive on Xbox One are worth revisiting once more, or better off left on the [...]
October 1, 2017
4 underrated games from EGX 2017 to keep a serious eye on!
The great thing about shows such as EGX is that no matter how far through the development stage a game is, there will always be something to show off.
This year I was lucky enough to go hands on with multiple games, some of which are still a long way off from arriving on my preferred format - Xbox One. But which of those numerous games stood out as titles to keep a seriously close eye on? Well this little lot are hugely interesting.
October 1, 2017
Are the free Xbox Games With Gold titles for October 2017 any good?
The Xbox Games With Gold scheme is back for October 2017 and this time round it is delivering another four free games to all Xbox One and Xbox 360 Gold subscribers. Following on from September’s offerings - a month which gave us the likes of Forza 5 and Battlefield 3 for nothing - October may just have its work cut out in order to reach the heights of months gone by. But surely any free games are good games?
September 29, 2017
The 6 Indie games that stole the EGX 2017 show
If I'm honest, it's the indie gaming scene which is where my heart is at, and with that in mind it could be said I spent far too long hanging around the indie booths at EGX 2017. But by stationing myself in and amongst the smaller titles on show, it also gave me the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with many great games.
I've already told you about my favourite games from EGX 2017 - but that list included both Triple-A titles and those games that have come about by the smaller development teams. And now I wish to just focus on those indie games which stole the show!
September 28, 2017
The 5 EGX 2017 Indie titles that came out of nowhere to blow my mind!
I’ve usually got my ear to the ground regarding the latest Xbox One and general gaming news as a whole. But each and every year, the EGX show throws up some little gems - gems that I either knew very little about, or had never heard of in my life. This year was no different.
But which were the indie games from EGX 2017 that jumped out and shouted ‘look at me, look at me’? Well, the following five titles most definitely came out of nowhere to blow my mind!
September 27, 2017
The 5 most incredible games on show at EGX 2017
If you were in the UK between the 21st-24th September 2017, and like gaming, then you really should have been at the Eurogamer Expo 2017. Filled with hundreds of games, with offerings from the smallest of micro studios, right up to the biggest blockbusting publishing houses, there was pretty much a game for everyone.
But with Nintendo dominating the show, and Xbox and Playstation holding their own with smaller stands, the real stars were the games themselves with all manner of titles on display. But what were the best games of the entire show? Which titles stood out from the rest? These are the 5 most incredible games I had the pleasure of going hands-on with at EGX 2017.
September 16, 2017
Brand new titles hit Xbox One Backwards Compatibility – Are they worth the return?
Whether you love the Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature or you hate it, there’s no denying the program continues to go from strength to strength with each new title made playable on Xbox One. And now we get to see another fresh bunch of new additions make their way to the Xbox One - but are they worth heading back to once more.
September 9, 2017
Destiny 2 – 20 hours in!
Destiny 2 has launched.
At 11:30pm on a cold Tuesday night, I was stood in my local GAME store, seeing the staff (and a solitary customer) dressed up as Guardians, as I waiting for the midnight launch of the game I have been looking forward to since those first screenshots appeared way back at the end of 2016. After listening to the cosplaying customer explain to me for the third time why she loved Destiny so much, I finally grabbed the game and its expansion pass (yes, already), jumped back into the car and made my careful way home. After sliding the disc reverently into my Xbox One, I was hit with a 6Gb patch so went to bed, resolving to start my adventures the next day.
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