About TheXboxHub….

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Having been Xbox gamers from 2002 when the original big black box hit the UK, taking in all the 360 years and now being overly excited for the One, we could never find a place that would only cover the interesting, exciting stuff from the world of Xbox. Hence, TheXboxHub was born.

Covering only the best in the latest news and reviews for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, we aim to be a one stop hub for all your Xbox needs, without all the useless guff that you really don’t want to know about.

From January 2015, TheXboxHub has been recognised as part of the official Xbox Community Network.

If you wish to get in contact with us to either tell us more about your game, propose a partnership or get involved with writing, then the best contact to hit us on is neil@thexboxhub.com. If you are a developer or publisher, then we will only make contact via the official @thexboxhub.com email address, with the vast majority coming from neil@thexboxhub.com. Please ignore requests from anyone claiming to write for TXH who do not provide a @thexboxhub.com address.

Meet the current team:

Set up at the back end of 2013 by long time Xboxer Neil, TXH has already exceeded many of his expectations, now seeing regular posts from achievement hunter James, alongside input from pro writers Gemma and Gareth when they can manage to drag themselves away from the science lab and stage respectively. Fin is now also on board and will help contribute to our monthly ‘Up Next’ articles and opinion pieces. We have further expanded our team with the introduction of Tobias and Carlos who are bothnow regular contributors. Further more, the team has expanded again with the addition of new authors, all of whom you can find below.

Neil Watton (neil363)
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Neil Watton (neil363)

An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One. A massive racing fan, Forza 4 was the daddy of all Xbox titles but Forza Horizon 2 now trumps that. Online first person shooters are my hell....probably because myreactions are so poor.
Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
Neil Watton (neil363)
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James (@oKidUKo)

Been gaming casually since the SNES as a youngster but found my true passion for games on the Playstation 1 (the forbidden word ooo). My addiction grew to its pinnacle with the purchase of an Xbox 360 & Xbox Live Service. A recovering GS hunter that will still play literally any game.

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Finley

Finley

I'm an avid gamer who will play pretty much anything.,,,but stick an open world or adventure game in front of me and I'm more than happy.
Finley

Gareth Brierley (thelostisland)

I am a actor and a writer. I act quite a bit on stage, a little bit on tv and never on tuesdays. I have had some of my writing published and have written for TV and stage. I have been playing games since they begun and don't seem to be getting any better.

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Gemma (@snapshotscience)

Gemma (@snapshotscience)

I'm a part-time gamer and a full-time writer of science-y things. On the few odd occasions that I'm able to wrestle the Xbox controller away from the avid gamers in my family, I enjoy spending time playing puzzle and adventure games.
Gemma (@snapshotscience)

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Tobias Jurss-Lewis

Tobias Jurss-Lewis

I'm 20 and Australian and I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism. I also liked Dark Souls. Truth be told I actually started gaming on the PS2. However, I quickly converted to Xbox with the release of the 360. My all time favourite games are Final Fantasy X and the Witcher 3.
And that's about all I'm going to say because I'm terrified of telling people personal things.
Tobias Jurss-Lewis

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Ashley Howell

Ashley Howell

That epiphany moment happened you guys. I finally know what I want to do with my life.
Learn to love, learn to live.
You're either following your dreams or helping someone else follow theirs!
Ashley Howell

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Blake (Crazyguy73)

Pretty much born with a controller in my hands I've been gaming since as early as i can remember. From the time I first laid my grubby mitts on Doom I've loved games. I play pretty much everything I can, except sports games, if I wanted to play sports I'd go outside.
Get in touch

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Ethan Palmer

Ethan Palmer

An avid player with nearly 20 years of gaming under my belt. When I'm not gaming I'm......I'm literally just gaming.
Ethan Palmer

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Trysten
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Trysten

I'm an aspiring author who absolutely loves video games. I've written two books with plenty down the tube and decided to do a bit of video game journalism to ultimately get more intimate with a community that I've used as a resource to avoid bad games.
Trysten
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Richard Dobson

Richard Dobson

Avid gamer since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Grew up with the PS1 and PS2 but changed allegiances in 2007 with the release of Halo 3. Havent looked back but do still own a PS3 for when I fancy holding a really uncomfortable controller
Richard Dobson

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Harry

Harry

The first Xbox I owned was an Xbox crystal. From there, the Xbox 360, then the Xbox 360 Slim, and now I spend my days on the Xbox One. Massive fan of Destiny, and the Forza Horizon series! My most anticipated games are Forza Horizon 3 and Battlefield 1
Harry

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Review Scores:

We think long and hard about our review scores. It’s pretty safe to say that no matter how much we want someone to read every last word, the majority of gamers will skim a review just to see what the final score is. That could be out of 100, 10 or in our case, 5…..with 1 being the worst score possible and 5 being the best.

That’s not to say that a 5 rated game is perfect, no game ever is perfect and we’d hazard a guess to say that no game ever will be that way, but if you see a TXH 5* at the bottom of a review then it’s safe to assume things are rather decent. Similarly, see that dreaded 1* rating and just make sure you think twice about spending your cash.

From January 2015 we’ve started to bring in half star scores to our reviews. The same principle as before still stands, but the half marks now give us the chance to bring a little more detail to the equation. If you need a little confirmation then think of the stars as the following percentages…

  • 0-10% – 0.5 star
  • 11-20% – 1 star
  • 21-30% – 1.5 star
  • 31-40% – 2 star
  • 41-50% – 2.5 star
  • 51-60% – 3 star
  • 61-70& – 3.5 star
  • 71-80% – 4 star
  • 81-90% – 4.5 star
  • 91-100% – 5 star

Groups and Communities:

After bringing you the best Xbox news and reviews for some time, we feel it’s now time to expand as a community. With that in mind, we have two popular and well used groups in place. Whether you spend every waking hour on Facebook or prefer to delve into the art of Google+, we cater for your needs. Join our Facebook Group or Google+ Community right now and get involved in the chat. You’ll also be privy to all our competitions and giveaways, with many of our Xbox One code giveaways going out to those involved in our groups. We’d love to see you join us in discussions in regards to Xbox, the wider gaming community or the world in general. Got something to vent? We’re here to listen!

Game With Us:

Obviously we wouldn’t even consider running, editing or writing about Xbox One or 360 news and reviews if we weren’t massive gamers at heart. Thankfully we are and are always on the lookout for new friends, followers or opponents on Xbox Live. Feel free to add our gamertags to your friends list, (you can find our author details on each article) and we’ll happily get gaming with or against you. We’re known to play all manner of games but at the end of a hard days writing, can normally be found tearing up Division 8 of FIFA 17 Clubs with our ‘Trumpton Town’ team or on Forza Horizon 3 with our car club (we’d love you to join). We’d be more than happy to play more friendly clubs games so if you have a team and would like a match or five, give us a shout and we’ll get something arranged.

Watch Our Streams:

With the new integration of Twitch into Xbox One, you can now watch us fail spectacularly at gaming. If you would like to magically watch our streams via the power of the internet, join up to Twitch.tv and follow us. We’ll be streaming under the following accounts:

Get Social:

The world is an ever decreasing space and with the help of numerous social media outlets, it’s easier than ever to keep in touch with us. You can find us frequently on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Stumbleupon and Pinterest. Additionally, we also run a thriving Facebook Group which is open to all comers. You’ll need to request an invite but we’d love to have you join us. Just click the links found top right and give us a shout.

Xbox Community Network:

From January 2015, TheXboxHub have been included in the Xbox Community Network, so you can be sure that the games we get to review would have been sent to us from the very highest source…Xbox themselves.