James Birks

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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TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 165: Games for June and Fable rumours

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 165 looks towards the gaming releases on Xbox for June, but that’s not all.

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 Review

Ultimately, World Championship Boxing Manager 2 swings and misses with its simple, yet repetitive, boxing management sim.

Gematombe Review

Gematombe launches a decent arcade puzzle concept onto the market, but then misfires in various ways.

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 164: PlayStation Showcase May 2023

Showcase season has officially begun as Sony held their PlayStation Showcase this week, so it’s time for us to delve into everything we saw. Tune in to TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 164 to find out what games stood out, which would make our team instantly fire up the PS5, and whether the latest batch of VR titles will see hardware sales skyrocket. 

Xbox 360 – In Stores This Week 11th Nov – 17th Nov

It's that time again, get ready to head down to your local shops or log on to an online retailer if any of this...

WWE 2K14 Review – It’s All About Mania!

This year’s WWE video game WWE 2K14 may be under new sole publishers in 2K Sports but the longstanding developers Yuke’s, who have been...

CONTRAST XBLA – Take A Look Backstage

When I saw the pictures of an upcoming XBLA game named CONTRAST I was immediately intrigued and wanting to know more about an apparent...

WWE 2K14 Official Launch Trailer

WWE fans gather round as we are treated to another video release from 2K for the impending release of WWE 2K14. This time a...

Angry Birds Star Wars Launch Trailer

Ready your aim as the birds in need of anger managment are back in a whole new style. Add sound effects. lightsabres, space and...

Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Launch Trailer And Screenshots

Are you struggling to contain your excitement for the upcoming Battlefield 4 release on Friday 1st November in the UK? Well here is an...

Win A Trip To WrestleMania 30 With WWE 2K14

For those lucky enough to live in North America you can already get your hands on WWE 2K14 on Xbox 360. Something for (nearly)...

In Stores This Week 28th Oct – 3rd Nov

Games out in stores this week are...

Titanfall Xbox One Release Date + Collector’s Edition

Respawn Entertainment's debut video game doesn't get much bigger than 24 foot titans! We are of course talking about Titanfall and a release date...

Ryse: Son of Rome Trailers – Xbox One

From the moment Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One) was shown at E3 it instantly blew me away with it's stunning visuals. Now we've...

WWE 2K14 DLC Content Revealed + Season Pass

Big news wrestling addicts, 2K have announced the planned downloadable content packs for WWE 2K14 which is scheduled for release November 1st, 2013 on Xbox...

Air Conflicts Vietnam In Stores Now!

All the flying enthusiasts get ready to check your engines as the flight simulator Air Conflicts Vietnam lands in stores around the UK today...

South Park The Stick of Truth Pre-order Packs Announced

Ubisoft have announced three pre-order packs for the long awaited and often in doubt South Park The Stick of Truth, due for release (hopefully)...

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Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 21 – Autumn

Time waits for no man, as the saying goes, and so it proves as Autumn rolls into Mexico in Forza Horizon 5 and with the Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges. We've got some flamingos to catch!

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 21 – Summer

It is that time of the month again, when a whole new Series rolls around to the sun drenched shores of Mexico in Forza Horizon 5… Series 21 - Summer

SteelSeries release the Arctis Nova 4 headset for Xbox, PlayStation and PC

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 4 promises to deliver the audio that any gamer requires, built for our gaming lifestyles, providing accessible and affordable wireless freedom along the way.

PGA Tour 2K23 vs EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Which is the hole-in-one and which is out of bounds?

Which is the best golf game on Xbox? Is it PGA Tour 2K23 or EA SPORTS PGA TOUR?

5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One

As I've played almost every fishing experience that you can find on the big black box, I thought I'd attempt to rank them, nailing a list consisting of 5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One, if you will.

Latest Reviews

Minecraft Legends Review

Minecraft Legends is a proper strategy game, despite the friendly look. Scratching the surface will show a surprising amount of depth and whilst hardcore RTS players may sneer, it brings a ton of fun to the table.

Ghostlore Review

If you have an interest in an ARPG, and are looking for something outside of Diablo, Ghostlore is well worth your time. 

World Championship Boxing Manager 2 Review

Ultimately, World Championship Boxing Manager 2 swings and misses with its simple, yet repetitive, boxing management sim.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Review

A sadly undercooked game that shows sparks of promise and a real passion for the source material. Unfortunately it is tough to recommend The Lord of the Rings: Gollum in its current form, especially at full price.

Infini Review

Stick around with Infini and it will stick around with you long after you have finished it.