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TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 79: Play, Die, Returnal, Repeat

It’s time for TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 79, our weekly podcast that’s full of absolutely everything, but mostly gaming. In this episode, Returnal is just one of a handful of tough games on the agenda, alongside Super Meat Boy Forever and Pato Box. Meanwhile, the divisive Line of Duty finale is one of many talking points from the world of TV and film. Make sure you listen for the lowdown on all of that, and more!

Xbox Game Pass keeps delivering on great games

Xbox Game Pass keeps delivering on great games, big news and incredible value month-after-month. April 2021 hasn’t been any different for the service. Several games debuted onto the service the day of their launch, some joined the service after a long wait and one re-joined the service after a long hiatus. But with so many games cycling in and out of Xbox Game Pass, it can be almost too much content to keep up with. That’s why we’ve compiled the service’s biggest highlights into one place. Here are the Xbox Game Pass’ April 2021 highlights:

Looking Back to 2016 and the MOBA Stylings of Battleborn

I remember, way back in 2016, taking in Battleborn, coming away from the experience with a decent amount of enjoyment. As it’s now the fifth anniversary of the release of the game, I thought it would be fun to look back and see what memories I can dredge up from my time with the game. So come with me down memory lane and we’ll see how the MOBA stylings of Battleborn worked.

Six Spin-offs to Celebrate SUPERHOT’s Five-Year Anniversary

Can you believe it’s been five years since SUPERHOT landed on the Xbox One? It’s one of those ‘time goes fast’ things, which - of course - is the opposite of what SUPERHOT’s about. To mark the five year anniversary of the wonderful red and white bolt-from-the-blue that arrived in 2016, we thought we would suggest some spin-offs for the IP. SUPERHOT - you’re welcome.

The Easiest Way to Boost Your Gamerscore with New Games and Xbox Game Pass Additions from April 2021

There are still plenty of easy achievements available from the latest Xbox games and those new Xbox Game Pass additions that rocked in throughout April 2021. Let’s see what we’ve got.

Latest Accessories

Bionik reveal new lineup of Xbox Series X|S and PS5 console accessories

We've not heard much from Bionik for a good few years, with their Quickshot Trigger Grips releasing back in 2019. But now we're in next-gen territory the gaming accessories manufacturer is on a mission once more, this time to deliver a host of new accessories to the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 marketplace.

Turtle Beach unveil the all-new Recon 500 Gaming Headset with 60mm Eclipse Dual Drivers

There are a huge range of gaming headsets on the market, with Xbox themselves, Audeze, RIG, EPOS and more all moving on to the scene. One of the longest running players though is that of Turtle Beach, a company who pride themselves as being at the top of the game and able to provide a variety of gaming headsets no matter what you needs. There's always room for improvement and greater options though - and that is where Turtle Beach's all-new Recon 500 gaming headset with 60mm Eclipse Dual Drivers comes in.

NACON announce the RIG Pro Compact Xbox Controller and new RIG 500 and 700 headsets

When NACON took over the RIG name from Poly it allowed them to strengthen their place in the gaming scene, with movement into the accessories market in style. Today though comes their biggest announcement since that move, with confirmation that the RIG PRO Compact controller, and the RIG 500 and RIG 700 gaming headsets are coming.

Rip and tear your wallet as Numskull Designs unveil DOOM Collectible Figurines

Numskull Designs are no strangers to creating merchandise that ties in to major franchises, with a recent collaboration producing a range of Xbox and Halo goodies. Now though, they’ve announced a new line of collectible figurines, which are heading our way from July onwards and we guarantee your excitement levels are going to go through the roof. Brace yourself for a range of badass DOOM figurines to rip and tear whatever money you possess!

Trust GXT 881 ODYSS Semi-Mechanical Keyboard Review

One thing that is certain in the world of Xbox reviewing is that you can never be sure what’s next down the old gaming pipeline. In this case, it’s a keyboard designed to be as colourful as you're ever likely to want. Coming from Trust, the snappily named GXT 881 ODYSS is a semi-mechanical keyboard. So let’s get it out the box and see what’s what, shall we?

Latest DLC

The AFL Evolution 2 continues with the new Season Pack 2021

The AFL Evolution may not have quite taken off on the games front like the teams behind it would have wished, but there's obviously still a market out there for a bit of Aussie rules football. And for those in that market, the all-new Season Pack 2021 for AFL Evolution 2 will ensure they are kept fully up-to-date with the latest real world data.

Head to the Land of the Rising Sun with the latest Railway Empire – Japan DLC

After being given the chance to travel the length and breadth of Great Britain & Ireland, having gone Down Under, and having spent time Crossing the Andes and paying a visit to the Great Lakes amongst others, it's been a little quiet on the Railway Empire front. All that changes today though as we head off to the land of the Rising Sun, taking in the twisted paths of Japan.

Immortals Fenyx Rising: The Lost Gods DLC Review

It can’t be an easy gig changing things as fundamental as the type of game you develop without losing your identity, but Immortals Fenyx Rising: The Lost Gods on Xbox manages this so well. It feels like a piece of DLC that attempts a lot of ideas that didn’t quite make the cut in the main game, yet it is easily the best DLC of the three post-release offerings.

Neon Lights and Allegiance Pack light up Monster Energy Supercross 4

Are you ready to pledge your allegiance to your favourite brands, lighting up the whole supercross arena in the process? The latest DLC packs for Monster Energy Supercross 4 will allow for both opportunities.

RIDE 4 – The Collector’s Pack adds additional bikes and events

We'll never tire (or should that be tyre) of the plethora of RIDE 4 DLC packs that have arrived for the game ever since first launch - even if they do pop up on a weekly basis with minimal fuss. Today it's the turn of the RIDE 4 - The Collector's Pack to do the business, with it not just giving gamers the chance to enjoy new bikes, but some all new events too.