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Looking Back to 2016 and the Undead Vegetation of Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2

Fast forward to 2015, and as I was eagerly watching the E3 coverage, a familiar-looking presence appeared on the screen. For some reason, the new Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 game was trailed in the Microsoft segment, rather than at the EA event, but I have to say it looked awesome.

Looking Back to 2011 and de Blob 2 – one of the few to get family gaming right

If you created a Venn diagram of ‘good games’ and ‘games that are playable by children’, you’d have precious few that sit in that centre spot. But it’s de Blob and - in particular - its far superior sequel de Blob 2, which sits squarely in the bullseye of that Venn diagram.

Looking Back to 1986 and the one that started it all: The Legend of Zelda

As is a problem with so many games that find themselves in this revered, god-like status, there is a danger that The Legend of Zelda becomes so iconic that no-one plays it, as it gives off the dusty impression of being important but not joyful. From our perspective, it IS important, and it’s most definitely still a joy to play.

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 68: Nintendo: Direct-ors Cut

Well, Nintendo caught everyone off-guard with a surprise presentation this week and so there are a heck of a lot of announcements to discuss. Hence, TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 68 is going to feature the very best bits from the Nintendo Direct, which means you can look forward to Zelda, Mario and more getting a mention. That’s not all either, with the world of Xbox ready to open its arms for the upcoming arrival of Fall Guys. It’s a packed episode as we throw Project Winter, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and a couple of other games into the mix too.

Looking back to 2016 and the phenomenal Rocket League

I believe it was Forza Motorsport 4 in 2011 that initially introduced me to the concept of a crossover involving cars and football. What a novel idea to have a kick about in a Porsche, I thought, however it does wear thin after a game or two. And then a few years later Psyonix, in 2016 to be exact, brought their rocket-powered car and ‘soccer’ hybrid over to the Xbox One. It’s such a gimmick that it’ll die off in no time. Imagine my surprise when Rocket League became an instant favourite, having clocked almost 80 full days of game time since then. So, yeah, five years after its launch I’d like to offer some insight into the addictive experience of Rocket League and how the phenomenal success also comes with a few downsides.

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Ubisoft and Aconyte Books to publish new Assassin’s Creed China novels

Ubisoft are no strangers to global travel, happily having dipped their toe in the Far Eastern waters with the release of the Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy and the China edition back in 2015. Now though they are getting set to send us gamers back off on a little adventure with a collaboration with Aconyte Books seeing the publication of a new set of Assassin's Creed novels that are set in China.

Augment your Xbox experience with new items from Numskull Designs

We're big fans of what Numskull Designs have brought to market previously, but now they are looking to expand their Xbox range of goodies, all with a new Xbox Core design in tow.

Mobile gamer? Fauna have launched their new stylish audio eyewear

It's all well and good taking your Xbox gaming experiences to the mobile scene, making the most of Xbox Game Pass, Project xCloud and the chance to play Xbox titles on your mobile phone. But what do you do with the audio? Well, a decent pair of earbuds is one option, but Fauna have another - stylish audio eyewear.

KontrolFreek launch their softest Precision Rings yet!

Over the years KontrolFreek have found a place in the gaming market with all manner of accessories. They are best known for a range of brilliant thumbstick additions, but in their product range are also the Precision Rings. And now, they've just launched their softest rings yet.

The Xbox Wireless Headset detailed and dated!

There are a huge number of Xbox headsets already on the market, with third party manufacturers likes Razer, SteelSeries, EPOS, RIG and more providing all manner of options. Now though Xbox are getting in on the game - with the Xbox Wireless Headset.

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The Real Steel and new Villainous Wear expand MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2

The roster is already pretty great and there's already a host of superb DLC rolling around for MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2, but Bandai Namco are on a mission and today they drop in the Real Steel and some new Villainous Wear to the game.

Two New DLC Packs arrive for Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Want more Planet Coaster? Need more inspiration to complete your park? Well have we got the news for you! Two new DLC packs are launching today for Planet Coaster: Console Edition as we get the chance to time travel back to simpler times with The Vintage Pack or travel the globe with the World’s Fair Pack.

Feel the heat with the Flames of the Nether in Minecraft Dungeons

Need to up the ante and really start to get hot under the collar with Minecraft Dungeons? The latest DLC piece - Flames of the Nether - will allow just that.

The Catch: Carp & Coarse – Collector’s Edition now available

When you have a game that is continually added to in the way Dovetail Games' The Catch: Carp & Coarse has done so, it's pretty inevitable that eventually, at some point down the line, the worlds within will begin to merge as one. That is the case here and now with The Catch: Carp & Coarse as a brand new Collector's Edition of the game casts out to anglers across the globe.

Movers in Paradise DLC gives us a reason to start Moving Out again

As if we needed another reason to play Moving Out again. This wonderful party game was one of 2020’s best co-op games, and it has received a chunk of DLC today, all themed around the very thing that none of us can have: a tropical getaway. Moving Out - Movers in Paradise DLC is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Switch and PC.