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A Week In The Hub 17th – 23rd November

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In what was possibly the biggest week for Xbox gamers since 2005, we look back at our favourite news and review articles to have graced the pages of TheXboxHub over the last week. Any idea where we’ll start?

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Of course, we couldn’t get away with not mentioning the Xbox One games and console released this last week, with our In Stores This Week article. A regular Monday feature post on TXH, for the first time it was the next generation taking charge of the release list. With no fewer than 22 games out this last week on Xbox One, and a 23rd LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, also hitting the North American market, it was the perfect place to go to finally make our minds up on whether it would be Forza 5 or Battlefield 4 which was going to grace our consoles.

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And then we have our review of the XBLA arcade puzzler The Bridge. A cross between Isaac Newton and M.C. Escher, The Bridge was hotly anticipated in many ways. Not only does it have a beautiful style but also a wide array of mind bending puzzles and from the very first moment you load the game up, you know you are in for something special. You can hit the link above to read the full review but let me tell you this……..if you decide to leave it, you’ll be missing out on something pretty special.

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And with the Xbox One launch, we just had to cover the moment the Smartglass Apps went live. A big part of the whole Xbox One eco-system, Smartglass aims to bring another dimension to your gaming experience. Whilst we originally reported it dropping on Windows, Windows Phone and Android systems, it didn’t take long for the iOS app to also get approved by Apple and that means all three major mobile systems are now covered. So whether you are using Smartglass as another way to keep in touch with your Xbox Live friends, as somewhere to check on that all-important achievement process or as a second screen whilst playing the big Xbox One titles, I think we’ll all agree that it is something we all need in our lives.

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We also threw out our Top 5 Xbox One trailers article just before the big release. Admittedly, we posted it before the Zumba Fitness World Party launch trailer came to our attention, but I’m not sure that would have made the cut anyway! Without spoiling things, I think I’m safe to say that the quality of videos coming out before the Xbox One launch was very high indeed and whilst I’m sure we all have our own favourites, those that made our top 5 list will no doubt be right up there on most gamers lists.

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And finally for this week is the news that Rockstar are inviting YOU to an online beach party, GTA style!! The GTA Online Vespucci Beach Party is still live (at least it is if you’re reading this before the end of 24th November), and promises to bring plenty of fun, games and good times to the world of GTA.  With ten new exclusive events, the chance to win one of twenty special unique license plates as well as giveaways for GTA beach towels and T-shirts, anyone with even a hint of GTA interest will need to get involved.

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That’s it for another week. Anything we missed out as a big story this week? Let us know in the comments below or via any of the usual social media outlets.

Catch ya again next week!

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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