E3 2017 Predictions: Xbox

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E3 is upon us and boy, is it a big one for Microsoft and all things Xbox. With their Xbox One upgrade Scorpio – the only home console capable of true 4K gaming, don’t you know? – due for a proper unveiling, Microsoft simply have to impress. Here’s what we think will go down in Chinatown. Or LA.

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Sony’s Confidence In PS4 Shines Through At E3

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I think I look at E3 differently to most people. I’ve been reading other people’s impressions after getting and recording my own and I can’t help but feel that people sometimes miss the point. More than anything else, it seems to me that E3 is about the companies setting down their identity for the coming year, both as a gaming location and as a corporation. Two years ago it was all about setting down the start of this generation of consoles. Last year was – for Sony – about bigging up the future (and boy they needed to, since not much was coming just round the corner) and for Microsoft is was all about convincing people to change their minds. Unsuccessfully, as it turns out.

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Dormant Microsoft Franchises That NEED To Be Revived – And Who Should Do It

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With Fable Legends and Phantom Dust apparently dead and gone, Microsoft find themselves in a tricky situation. Quantum Break has finally launched to critical and commercial acclaim, and Rare’s Sea Of Thieves is on the horizon, but Sony still have a stranglehold on the current generation. Phil Spencer has been promising games, and he’s certainly been bringing them – we’re all familiar with the Halos, the Gears, the Forzas and the Crackdowns of Microsoft’s lineup. What you might not know is some of the other aces our Phil is holding up his sleeve. Let’s take a look at what Microsoft could bring to your Xbox One party – and which studios should do it… Continue reading

Hot Looking Indie Games In 2016

In all honesty, there are perhaps too many games launching in 2016, far too many that look good enough to demand the hard earned coins from our tatty looking wallets that barely hold enough to buy sufficient food for us to live off of. As such then, I thought it might be best to draw up a short list of those key indie titles that look appealing enough to perhaps compete with the very long list of AAA titles that are being released this year. I made a conscious effort to avoid any that were being published by a team other than the developer, which ruled out the likes of Three One Zero’s Adr1ft (published by 505 Games) and ColdWood Interactive’s gorgeous looking Unravel (EA) to name but two of them. Please be aware that there are still many other fantastic looking indie releases coming this year, and if you want to raise awareness of these, please don’t hesitate to heap praise upon your top prospects for this year in the comments, on Facebook and on Twitter… Continue reading

10 Last Gen Games That Simply Must Be Re-mastered

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This latest generation of consoles is quickly becoming recognised for the constant influx of previously released titles that are receiving re-releases on them, these offer varying levels of additional work being carried out on them in order to keep them attractive for gamers interested in seeing their new hardware given more of a strenuous workout. With the next crop of big new releases falling further and further away from us (Remedy’s Quantum Break being the latest victim, falling back to next year), this glut of rehashes doesn’t look like it’s a trend that’s going away anytime soon, so, with that in mind, I look at some of the best games yet to receive this treatment, and explain why I think they should be propping up the dilapidated 2015 release schedule. Continue reading

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