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  • Nintendo's next amiibo is a breakfast cereal box

  • Xboxfanuk 01/12/2017

    You know they did release the Star Wars cereal and it was basically the same as this cereal, so I don't see any PR or legal reasons they can't do it. Reply 0
  • EA not giving up on microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2

  • Xboxfanuk 29/11/2017

    The way to do it is FORGET loot crates and go back to the Season Pass model. It's great in theory to keep the player base together all on the same group of maps, but it won't satisfy their massive revenue goals for this game unless they make it pay to win.

    So best to cut their losses and announce the end of loot crates and instead patch in Season Pass.

    Ultimately Battlefront 2 has totally failed. Best to cut bait and move on.
    Reply +6
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp review

  • Xboxfanuk 28/11/2017

    I wanted to like Animal Crossing Pocket Camp as a great check in type game. However I am not really sure the point of it all? I mean maybe the aesthetic of the game doesn't really interest me, or maybe I just doing enjoy fishing and bug hunting as much as some. The game just feels like busy work to invite animals to stand around a posh camp ground?

    So in that regard I don't get it.
    Reply 0
  • Sea of Thieves' final pre-release testing phase is happening soon and everyone's invited

  • Xboxfanuk 24/11/2017

    @p_nut_uk You need the new Direct X Reply +3
  • Sounds like Microsoft's revamped Xbox Avatars won't launch until next year

  • Xboxfanuk 14/11/2017

    It feels like the real Xbox One people might actually care about is coming 2018 Reply -1
  • Revisiting Nintendo's novelty pop hit

  • Xboxfanuk 12/11/2017

    This to Super Mario Run headphones mode Reply 0
  • Nintendo sold 2m SNES mini consoles in a month

  • Xboxfanuk 31/10/2017

    If this continued to be a holiday quick grab while out shopping, a stocking filler and not the incredible mad rush on the scale of Cabbage Patch Dolls I would have probably picked one up. But given out absolutely insane the demand I just don't want to pay over the odds for it. Reply +7
  • New report paints Visceral's cancelled Star Wars project as troubled from the off

  • Xboxfanuk 28/10/2017

    I am just going to say it, why does every developer seem to fuck up star wars so badly??? Reply +3
  • Kinect officially dead

  • Xboxfanuk 25/10/2017

    Imagine if you will. Your coming off the amazing run of Xbox 360, you had sold millions of cameras as extra, you have a bunch of exciting family titles using Kinect including Star Wars. You had avatars, XBLA and Indies all passionate about the ecosystem.

    Then you launch the Xbox One with plagues of always online, mixed messaging and $500.00 price tag. Kinect 2.0 this amazing piece of tech is demoed for voice chat nobody likes and TV control. And best of all you launch this expensive in the box item with NO SOFTWARE!!!!!! And the little bit we get is an extremely underwhelming and charmless Kinect Sports game that has those well known sports like rock climbing????

    WTF was Microsoft thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yet I bought one, so who's the idiot.
    Reply +1
  • Minecraft's Better Together Update is a mess on console

  • Xboxfanuk 18/10/2017

    I sincerely hope other console platforms default to this version of Minecraft because I was hoping to get it on Nintendo Switch and I MUCH prefer the classic xbox feel. Reply -1
  • Microsoft kills off Groove Music subscription service

  • Xboxfanuk 03/10/2017

    Groove is my go to player to listen to my music through Onedrive on my Xbox One. But spotify is what I subscribe to given the horrendous Groove apps on every device. It all went downhill when they killed off Zune app and remade it for Windows 8. Zune music app was really good. Reply +8
  • Skyrim: Special Edition free to play this weekend on Xbox One

  • Xboxfanuk 07/09/2017

    While I can understand more service based games doing this it makes no sense for Skyrim. Xbox has the technology to simply put a timer like EA early access does. So why not just offer it as a simple timed demo you can enjoy anytime? Reply +1
  • Microsoft says Xbox One X is fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever

  • Xboxfanuk 26/08/2017

    I think what this tells us is Microsoft Xbox One customers are excited to upgrade to better graphics and overall nicer experience. This reminds me of the Xbox Pro controller situation. That was a surprise seller considering it's price. I believe Microsoft knows it's customers and it knows that enough of them will pay higher prices for high end kit.

    This does nothing to swing PS4 owners to come over to Xbox as they have a solution with PS4 Pro. And of course the Minecraft console looks amazing and I believe Microsoft will be selling a truckload of Xbox One S' this holiday.

    I believe in the walls of Redmond, WA the TRUE business model is based on subscriptions and digital revenue. I do not think Microsoft plans on meeting targets through hardware sales numbers. Obviously it's helpful to have a large install base, but now with Windows 10 you have access to the PC market for install base.

    Xbox Live Gold, digital sales and subscription services like Game Pass are the future of the Xbox business model.
    Reply +2
  • Microsoft and PlayerUnknown dance around the thorny issue of Battlegrounds console exclusivity

  • Xboxfanuk 26/08/2017

    To be honest this is the marketing crap I am sick of as a gamer. If PUBG wants to take the fat Microsoft cash and publish first on Xbox One fine. Just come out and say so. Sony on the other hand also is scooping up nearly every third party game and making it sound like it's exclusive to Playstation. A famous example was Diablo 3 where it seemed it was PS exclusive until about a month before launch when the Xbox 360 boxes started appearing.

    We all know PUBG isn't going to simply be a Microsoft exclusive forever as that huge playerbase on PS4 would cost them far too many sales. But I don't think they need to be so shady about it, just explain, yes Microsoft paid for exclusively for a time...other platforms will get the game later.

    Simple.
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  • Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition comes in a cool original Xbox-style box

  • Xboxfanuk 20/08/2017

    I will stick with my EXsorbeo 720 playin Righteous Slaughter 7. Reply -3
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda is heavily discounted on Xbox One and PC

  • Xboxfanuk 16/08/2017

    @2pickle agreed, once game and gamestop go out of business I think retailer support will end for software. Reply -1
  • Xboxfanuk 16/08/2017

    Be aware the path for EA games on Xbox and PC goes like this - Pre-order super duper edition for usually £95, then a few months later discount, then six months later big discount, then a year later EA Access vault for £19.99/year. Reply +2
  • Lego Worlds finally lands Nintendo Switch release date

  • Xboxfanuk 27/07/2017

    Lego Worlds run a fairly dodgy frame rate on Xbox One. Be warned on Switch it could be pretty bad. Reply +3
  • The Sims 4 is coming to Xbox One in November

  • Xboxfanuk 27/07/2017

    I like the Sims and I am very happy to see this return to consoles. Reply +4
  • Pokémon Go Fest attendees to be compensated following widespread connection problems

  • Xboxfanuk 23/07/2017

    For Pokemon fans it's a bit like Woodstock but instead of mud and rain and music they just got mud and rain. I don't know when Niantic is going to see how absolutely huge this game is. It's like putting on a show for the Beatles in a little hall with a small crew. And then when the fans rush the stage and the place nearly burns down them going "woops, here have a refund on the ticket." Even though many people paid many times more the refund price for tickets. Reply +3
  • Cuphead will never come to PS4

  • Xboxfanuk 05/07/2017

    You know the one platform is winning again and again, it's PC. Reply -2
  • GAME blames deep-rooted financial issues on Nintendo's lack of Switch stock

  • Xboxfanuk 30/06/2017

    If gamers hate GAME so much (and most gamers I talk to do) then surely they are making enemies of their core customer base, gamers.

    What if someone like Tesco's or Asda got serious about gaming and really tried to offer an informed service? Surely they could be the place for mum's and nans to come and buy little Johnny Grand Theft Auto 5.
    Reply +4
  • Xboxfanuk 30/06/2017

    There is a culture in retail in the UK that high prices somehow means items or worth more in the minds of consumers. Everyone knows GAME is going to go bust again, why because they haven't changed their value to the british consumer.

    In the range of most GAME stores is a CEX or other "trade-in" retailer who will destroy their price. GAME used to price match, no longer. GAME is still the only dedicated video game retailer in the UK of note and when they go I am afraid brick and mortar sales for new games will dry up quickly. There will always be those discounted copies of CoD at Tesco's, but for most niche games players will be buying online or digitally.
    Reply +5
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes spark pay-to-win fears

  • Xboxfanuk 30/06/2017

    @George-Roper EA is trying desperately to keep the Titanfall brand alive. It has completely failed to be the Call of Duty killer it was supposed to be. And their only strategy to keep the game alive is to give the DLC away for free.

    When they get really desperate they will start giving the whole game away for free through PS+ or Xbox Live
    Reply +1
  • Xboxfanuk 30/06/2017

    This is a massive step forward from the previous Battlefield 4 model. You pay £49.00 for the standard version. Then ANOTHER £49.00 for the season pass. Then you pay for any "battle packs" to accelerate your unlocks of scopes, mods, etc. Then if you are late to the party you can buy the catch up packs for £££. So basically in order to have access to all the content and be at parody with other players you will have to shell out £100 + be playing from day 1.

    With Battlefront 2 you can purchase the standard edition for £49.00 and play from day 1 with ZERO penalty. If you want to purchase skins, and loot crates later on your welcome, but you will have the full campaign, the full map selection and players who put in the time can unlock most of the add-on stuff as they need it.

    A MUCH better system.
    Reply -8
  • Don't trade in your Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition just yet

  • Xboxfanuk 29/06/2017

    I beat em all I stopped buying Call of Duty! Reply +4
  • Microsoft allows Halo PC fan project to live

  • Xboxfanuk 29/06/2017

    I am positive Halo 6 will be on PC. I think honestly 343 may be going for something bold and different with Halo and so a more classic Halo 1 style game on PC is right up MS street. Reply 0
  • Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy heading to Xbox One, according to Hungarian retailer

  • Xboxfanuk 29/06/2017

    Crash Team racing could come back to Xbox One through back compat. Reply -9
  • Xboxfanuk 29/06/2017

    I call it the Diablo III parable. If the game is 3rd party and it is only listed for Playstation and not Xbox, unless they explicitly say it's exclusive I know it's coming to Xbox One at some point. Whatever insane marketing deal Sony has with these companies they are never supposed to mention coming to Xbox even in the future. It's like Sony pays them to try and fool customers.

    I really don't like these marketing deals from Sony, and honestly shouldn't Activision and the like see they are bad for business.
    Reply +1
  • Free-to-play Orcs Must Die! Unchained invades PS4 in July

  • Xboxfanuk 28/06/2017

    Why no Xbox One release? Perhaps former Ensemble devs hate Microsoft still? Reply 0
  • Leaked images reveal Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone

  • Xboxfanuk 24/06/2017

    These Playstation marketing deals are getting crazy. Greedy 3rd parties continue to take their money, but surely it must hurt their bottom line with Xbox and PC. Reply +2
  • Sega releases classic games on mobile, for free, but at what cost?

  • Xboxfanuk 22/06/2017

    Sega is no Nintendo. Reply 0
  • Behold Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 reimagined as an AR game for Hololens

  • Xboxfanuk 22/06/2017

    I am telling you, make a force feedback pretend Halo Assault Rifle and have covenant forces around to shoot. Real life Halo, would be amazing. Reply +2
  • The big interview: Xbox boss Phil Spencer

  • Xboxfanuk 13/06/2017

    Here is another take on this...imagine it's Microsoft Press Briefing 2017. PS Pro is a thing, Xbox One X did not get made. Everyone is asking Microsoft, what is your answer to the PS Pro? Sony crows they have the most powerful console with PS4 and now PS Pro. Microsoft shows you Gears of War and Halo 6 in 900p. They announce their marketing deal with Call of Duty 30 days early map packs.

    Or they could announce the Xbox Two. Requiring you to purchase all new titles. No backwards compatibility.

    Either way...the press and gamers would crucify Microsoft.
    Reply +22
  • Xboxfanuk 13/06/2017

    Perhaps Nintendo is truly showing us the way forward. Maybe these big press briefings where you are pressured to have show stopping announcements that in practice are forgotten by September when the usual train of AAA titles start releasing.

    I mean Backwards Compatibility was announced and was huge at the briefing. But in practice it was just an update that rolled out and was a nice "to have".

    Sony is going to show off Star Wars and stuff on their stage. I am going to play that on Xbox. Microsoft showed off Assassin's Creed which can be played on Playstation. Other than maybe Sea of Thieves I really think the first party games on either side are that great.

    There was nothing new or jaw dropping announced at Microsoft's E3 press briefing. It was fairly standard 3rd parties sexed up for 4K. I actually think Microsoft can never sell a fidelity upgrade on stage. It will be sold in stores, at your friends house and in personal accounts of the difference it makes for whatever games you like. If your still one of those people playing Halo 5 multiplayer and now suddenly it looks stunning in 4K. Or if you see Witcher 3 in 4K running at 60FPS your mind is going to blow at the graphics.

    Maybe really it's about experiencing your favorite games better. And that is why anyone buys any expensive piece of tech, to get a better experience.
    Reply +11
  • Xbox One X promises a strong and stable line-up

  • Xboxfanuk 12/06/2017

    I am happy about Black Desert online. I gave up the PC gaming about an Xbox 360 back 2008. As for the Xbox One X, I chose the S to upgrade my launch Xbox One. I mostly play Lego Games and so on with my son. And now I am looking forward to Fable Fortune and Dungeon Defenders II.

    Basically I don't need the horsepower this year. By next Christmas I will probably want the upgrade when it's £380 or so.
    Reply +1
  • Xbox is close to being a brilliant games platform, but it needs games to get it there

  • Xboxfanuk 08/06/2017

    I 100% agree on games. Let's be truly honest here, there is hardly any exclusives on the platform that isn't a re-hash of something from the original Xbox.

    So let's look at what I think Xbox gamers want:

    A truly open world Halo and Fable title. Yes they are established brands but the games today still feel boxed into what was possible in 2002.

    Sea of Thieves, while exciting and new, it is almost a concept of a game still in 2017. As far as I know there isn't any campaign or sign of anything but bare bones sailing game.

    So many promising huge games have been cancelled by Microsoft as they seem their cycles and expectations of how quick and cheap a game should be made are baked into the company. There is no taking risks.

    And while some of this could be forgiven if Xbox was the best place to play Battlefront 2, or Assassin's Creed or Destiny. But it's not! Playstation has all the DLC and timed exclusivity deals. So 3rd party is more attractive on Playstation.

    In terms of games Phil Spencer certainly has allot to answer for.
    Reply +3
  • Fable Fortune launches early access next month on Xbox One and PC

  • Xboxfanuk 07/06/2017

    @UncleLou I happen to enjoy F2P card battle games. And I enjoy Fable series, so what's not to like here? Let's be honest Microsoft is going to judge the brand interest on this game's success. Reply -1
  • Xboxfanuk 07/06/2017

    @freaqie As a beta tester of Fable Legends and a fan of Fable I can tell you that game was not good. It wasn't fun, the 4 v 1 gameplay wasn't fun. The maps were linear and the combat a bit frustrating. Personally the only thing good they were doing was the kicking chicken and fishing mini-games. Reply 0
  • Xboxfanuk 07/06/2017

    Oh one more thing on Fable Fortune...The game is "play anywhere" so your collection will work across Windows 10 store and Xbox One. Reply -1
  • Xboxfanuk 07/06/2017

    BTW fellow fans of Fable. If you want Fable IV I suggest you support the HECK out of this game! Microsoft is going to follow the $$$ so support Fable and Phil will get a team on it. Reply 0
  • Xboxfanuk 07/06/2017

    THANK YOU EUROGAMER! You are the only media outlet to report this accurately. Most stories I have read omit the early access part, and it's unclear if there is a cost on July 11th. But you cleared it right up!

    You weren't the quickest to report, but you were the best!
    Reply 0
  • Pokkén Tournament headed to Nintendo Switch

  • Xboxfanuk 06/06/2017

    I think Game Freak will need a long time to actually develop a new engine to run Pokemon on the switch, but to be honest they need to do it. Reply 0
  • Sony downplays dream of PlayStation Vita successor

  • Xboxfanuk 06/06/2017

    Maybe I am crazy...why can't Sony make a peripheral that connects to smartphones and then make full games that work like the Vita or Switch.

    I mean my Samsung S7 Edge is probably far more powerful then a Vita and I wouldn't mind paying for full price games if they worked and looked like proper console games.
    Reply +1
  • PS4 is three times more popular than Xbox One in Europe, Sony claims

  • Xboxfanuk 06/06/2017

    So does this mean for Playstation 5 they hire Don Matrick and release with a slate of TV shows and Sony video chat and PS Eye as the centerpiece of their console?

    Seriously...Microsoft totally shot itself in the foot out of the gate. And really there is no catching up, there is no beating Sony in sales numbers of this generation. I guess the other thing that has helped Sony is the expanding market of people buying consoles.

    What concerns me the most is Sony pretty much has Cart Blanche on all 3rd party deals. Microsoft IMO gave up the true power and success of the 360 when they gave up all these exclusive DLC's and 30 days early deals. There have been plenty of times when I cursed Sony for having that extra content.

    Now all of this could be forgiven if Microsoft had a steady slate of 1st party titles that were good. But they don't. So unless they pull a rabbit out of their arse at E3 I don't know what Phil is doing really to win over new customers.
    Reply +12
  • Dragon's Dogma re-release coming to PS4, Xbox One

  • Xboxfanuk 24/05/2017

    I am 100% all for this game...IF it looks good. If it's same old textures and crap framerate no thanks. Reply +1
  • GAME launches unattractive new £36 loyalty card scheme

  • Xboxfanuk 24/05/2017

    Believe it or not GAME was one of the best ways to purchase WII U digital games. You got points from GAME, you got points from Nintendo and you sometimes would get the digital code cheaper than the eShop.

    Now if GAME would apply that same logic to Xbox and Sony they could mitigate some of this going digital that is hurting them so much. Imagine walking into GAME and buying your new Xbox Scorpio console and they up selling you a Xbox Game Pass 3 month card for £29.99. It's digital content but they get a piece of the pie.
    Reply 0
  • Xbox Game Pass launches 1st June

  • Xboxfanuk 24/05/2017

    Here is the good news folks. Microsoft always launches these things with a terrible list of games. Remember Games on Demand on Xbox 360. No proper decent titles came to that service for a long while. Remember EA Access with Madden 2004 or whatever and that's it. Now EA Access is packed with games like Star Wars and Dragon Age.

    In October time when the budget conscious gamer finally get's an Xbox One S. Or the PS4 player decides to pick up an Xbox for it's exclusives, Microsoft will have added allot more first party games like more Gears, Forza, etc.

    I do see this maybe became the new way to monetize ID@Xbox games.
    Reply -4
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 announced

  • Xboxfanuk 15/05/2017

    Thing is I like the MCU and want those costumes for the minifigs. Reply 0
  • Fan gets free trip to BlizzCon after finding long-lost StarCraft gold master

  • Xboxfanuk 05/05/2017

    The question of if it was legally his or Blizzards doesn't matter. Blizzard would have lawyer'd up and the guy who is just a fan would have been sharing some old ass disk with the curious. Instead he is getting what he originally wanted, a bunch of swag and a free trip to Blizcon. Reply -4