One year ago the Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature came into full effect with no less than 104 Xbox 360 titles becoming available to play on Xbox One. In that year, the number has risen pretty significantly with many more titles becoming available. For many, it’s been a bit of a saviour, allowing them to play all manner of back catalogue games on their super powerful Xbox One.
But me? I’m sat here in happy in the knowledge that I haven’t yet played a single one of my couple of hundred odd Xbox 360 titles again. And you know what...I don’t think I’ll ever feel the need to do so.
Just recently the Xbox One Games Store has been subjected to all manner of digital game bundles. No longer do you have to worry about deciding between Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, because now you can grab the two games in one easy to purchase bundle. And that's not the only bundle which has released in recent days - but they don't all come with the same great savings!
The Xbox One Games Store has come a long way since its inception. Indeed, for the first few months of Xbox One ownership, gamers were hugely limited in their playing options, stuck with spending time with just a few titles over and over again. But as the weeks, months and years have gone by, the library has expanded to a mammoth degree, with both indie developers and worldwide blockbusting publishers living in harmony, side by side, vying for our cash. But not all the additions are welcome ones.
While we’ve heard many good things about Gears 4, the majority of its accolades have centred on the excellence of its mechanics. Make no mistake, mechanics, multiplayer and Horde mode are important parts of the Gears of War games. But we’ve still got to ask, is there more to Gears 4 than gnashers and chest-high walls
I’ve been a long time fan of EA Access. For something that is so dirt cheap, and filled with so much content available at the push of a button, it seems ridiculous to be able to slate it. In fact, from the very first moment it was announced, as a monthly or yearly subscription based product that brings you not just the chance to play a number of EA games for free, but also the opportunity to grab discounts on games and content with the added inclusion of early access on a number of new titles, it was all a bit of a no-brainer for me.
Unless you've been living under a rock, at the back of a cave hidden somewhere on the other side of Mars, you would know that Forza Horizon 3 released on Xbox One and PC recently. As the latest Horizon title to bring open world racing to the masses, it was always going to be nailed on to be a success. But quite honestly the overall feedback from players and critics alike has pointed to Playground Games, Turn 10 and Microsoft Studios delivering a game of the very highest quality.
But is it really as good as the reviews hint at?
Earlier this week, 2K revealed the full details of the WWE 2K17 Season Pass for their upcoming wrestling game, throwing all sorts of content at us and slapping on a fairly big price tag of $29.99. Although it brings a discounted price compared to buying the DLC separately, I wondered... Is the WWE 2K17 Season Pass worth it?
I remember first setting eyes on a video for Perfect Woman, the latest Kinect controlled offering on Xbox One. My initial reaction? What the hell is this? Is it really ‘a game’? Or is it just some strange alternate parody that has been created to put the final kick into an already struggling motion controlled device?