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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OMG! The PUBG x NewJeans crossover event launches on console

The global K-pop sensation NewJeans are definitely not Super Shy as they’re front and centre for the latest themed event in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS.

Horrific Xanatorium Review

Horrific Xanatorium is less of a horror visual novel and more of a thriller that’s in a rush to get to the finish line.

Push Play: Gaming for a Better World – Book Review

Push Play: Gaming for a Better World is a non-fiction book published by Forbes Books and written by Dr. Songyee Yoon.

Exclusive Interview – Probing inside the mind behind Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER

What can you expect from Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER? We reached out to developers MidBoss to get the lowdown on their newest title...

The Expanse: A Telltale Series – Episode 3 Review

It’s difficult to weigh up episode three of The Expanse: A Telltale Series, because the positives are almost totally cancelled out by the negatives.

Acceptance Review

There’s no doubting the importance of what Acceptance is trying to get across, but it lacks tact.

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 176: Gamescom 2023 & Kentucky Route Zero Interview

It’s that time of the year again, so TheXboxHub team is shining the spotlight on Gamescom 2023 and specifically Opening Night Live. There’s also an exclusive interview regarding Kentucky Route Zero in TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 176. You won’t want to miss this episode!

Cube Airport Review

Unfortunately, Cube Airport is not very innovative, so even though it won’t take much longer than an hour to finish, it feels tedious.

RIDE 5 Review

RIDE 5 is perhaps the most welcoming motorbike game to date, while retaining the exciting and challenging gameplay the series is famed for.

Death Becomes You Review 

Death Becomes You is one of the better visual novels currently available on Xbox and easily has enough positive aspects to warrant a purchase.

WrestleQuest Review

WrestleQuest is a great RPG adventure that’s oozing with personality. Full of exciting grappling, it’s absolutely a love letter to a bygone era.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series – Episode 2 Review

On the whole, episode two of The Expanse: A Telltale Series is a remarkable improvement on the opener.

Fluffy Milo Review

Fluffy Milo delivers a wholesome Sokoban puzzler that’s easy enough for most to get to grips with.

Dead Ground Review

I’d only recommend Dead Ground as your next tower defense venture if you dislike towers and prefer to take matters into your own hands.

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 173: Antstream Arcade and the Best Xbox Games

In TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 173, there’s a real focus on the best games coming out in August as well as a host of recent releases that our team have been playing.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series – Episode 1 Review

Don’t write off The Expanse: A Telltale Series yet, however a mediocre first episode is far from ideal.

Venba Review 

Don’t be too concerned about the shortness of Venba, for its fascinating story and cultural delights will certainly make up for it.

Drill Deal – Oil Tycoon Review

Drill Deal - Oil Tycoon comes with the tools to make it a success, but it’s plagued by issues and repetition.


SOULVARS tries its best to create a unique world and theme, yet falters, and has to rely heavily on the turn-based action instead.

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Looking Back to 2012 and the super sexy combos of Devil May Cry HD Collection

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Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree is an awesome expansion. It is hard, but extremely satisfying, and gives you the opportunity to explore Elden Ring like never before. 

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The MOZA Racing R3 - A great new entry into the Xbox racing scene?

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Morbid: The Lords of Ire is an odd duck.

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Destiny 2: The Final Shape Review

Destiny 2: The Final Shape is the best expansion that has been added to Destiny 2; a must play if you are a Destiny fan.