Need a catch up on the latest Xbox news and reviews? Let us take you through our favourite articles from the last seven days in ‘A Week In The Hub: 29th May – 4th June 2016’.

Up Next – A look at the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games out in June 2016

We start by taking a look at some of the new games which will be dropping onto store shelves in the next month or so.

Whilst digital titles drop on a near on daily basis, it is the full retail games that get many gamers excited and we’re glad to finally see the likes of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens and Mighty No.9 prepare themselves for action. There’s even a new Tour de France title waiting in the wings for those who like nothing more than getting a bit of lycra on and tearing down the mountainside on a two wheeled pedal-powered machine.

We just hope the latter brings a better bike riding experience than its predecessors did!


Blackwood Crossing announced for Xbox One, PS4 and PC with teaser trailer

Details are still rather sparse but we’re already looking forward to checking out Blackwood Crossing.

Indie developer PaperSeven last week announced that they are working on a new story driven adventure which will be coming to all major consoles. We’ll hazard a little guess and say that we’ll be seeing Blackwood Crossing arrive at some point on Xbox One. It certainly sounds very interesting.

Blackwood Crossing promises to explore the relationship between Scarlett and Finn, two orphaned siblings who are slowly growing apart. As In fact, it is only when they cross paths with a mysterious figure, a seemingly ordinary train ride evolves into a magical story of life, love and loss.

We can feel a rather emotive tale coming our way. Fingers crossed it delivers!


Overwatch Review

If you’ve been looking for a new game over the last few weeks, then chances are you would have had a decision to make. Do you go for the super colourful, super manic Battleborn, or do you prefer to go for the super colourful, super manic Overwatch. At first glance it certainly looked a bit of a dilemma – especially if you like super colourful, super manic stuff.

Thankfully though our review of Overwatch is now here and makes that decision making just a little easier. Whilst we happily got to grips with Battleborn a couple of weeks back (giving it a 3.5/5 rating), the fact that Overwatch does much much more, in a more considerate, enhanced manner means that we have no hesitation in advising you to go with the latter of the two games. You can read our full review on the link above. Let us know what you think!


Kick & Fennick Review

If you can’t afford to grab either of the games mentioned above, or just fancy delving into the Xbox One digital library for a little gem or two, then we wholeheartedly advise you to check out Kick & Fennick.

A delightful little puzzler that will bring you a good six hours or so of gameplay, Kick & Fennick tells the story of a young boy (Kick), his flying robotic friend (Fennick) and a huge gun (nameless!). With some stunningly good platform mechanics complimented by a rather unique selling point, Kick & Fennick will draw you in and ensure it doesn’t let go until you’ve managed to complete the entire story.

It is at times taxing, but never to the point where you’ll be looking to throw your controller through the nearest window. It is most definitely a game that you should be checking out pretty soon.


Unboxing the Grip-iT thumbstick covers for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4

We’re always on the look out for new Xbox accessories and so when we got the chance to check out some super simple, rather inexpensive thumbstick covers which work on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4, we had to take up the offer.

Grip-iTs sit nicely over your thumbsticks and bring maximum grip and enhanced performance to your gaming sessions. Whilst we’ll have a full review very shortly, we leave you this week with a quick unboxing and fitting video – you can see for yourself exactly how easy it is to fit the Grip-iTs to an Xbox One controller.

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