Xboxfanuk

Sea of Thieves' early prototypes looked very different

Xboxfanuk

1 month ago

Looks like an episode of Vegitales
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Long-rumoured Spyro Reignited Trilogy listed on Amazon, with ugly boxart

Xboxfanuk

2 months ago

We now know what toys for bob has been working on, and it's not Skylanders.
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Dragon Quest 11 launches September for PC, PlayStation 4

Xboxfanuk

2 months ago

Now's the time for delayed Switch fans to get Dragon Quest Heroes 2 for NA/EU
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Rare shows Sea of Thieves' mighty kraken in action, details new launch and post-launch features

Xboxfanuk

2 months ago

Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus!
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has a £39 underwater theme

Xboxfanuk

2 months ago

other than the RARE exception like Hearthstone all these mobile games are WAY over priced.
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Toys R Us falls into administration

Xboxfanuk

2 months ago

Smyths is cheaper and everyone sells toys and bikes. So yeah RIP toys r us.
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Microsoft's E3 2018 media briefing has a date - and a new venue

Xboxfanuk

2 months ago

RIP E3 Convention!
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Microsoft is reviving Inside Xbox

Xboxfanuk

3 months ago

Now Microsoft bring back the Independence Charles Show!
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No, Burnout Paradise Remastered doesn't have microtransactions

Xboxfanuk

3 months ago

I remember the original Burnout Paradise was full of DLC and in fact I think it was the first real big EA game to do massive loads of DLC.
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GAME concessions are coming to Sports Direct shops

Xboxfanuk

3 months ago

@BellaBlurt there is always ALDI and LIDL they are opening stores as they can make them
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Xboxfanuk

3 months ago

wow two shitty brands are working together to rip off Britain. yay
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The Switch's first Dragon Quest in the west shows how to build upon a great

Xboxfanuk

3 months ago

I am waiting for Dragon Quest Heroes I&II to get a Switch western release. I mean there must have been one of those secret Sony marketing deals where they somehow paid off Square to not release on Switch in 2017. Because it got a release on Playstation and PC. And yet in Japan it got released for the launch of the Switch. So the game already has all the localization voice recordings done, it has the game running fully on Switch and so WHY wouldn't they release it on a console that is a hot seller internationally????

That damn Sony exclusivity that they will never tell you about. So I am hoping in March we get an announcement.
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You'll soon have to spend twice as much for the same number of reward points at GAME

Xboxfanuk

4 months ago

Right what exactly is the point of GAME? They are expensive, they sell the same stuff as toy stores. They only have the Gamestop/GAME collectors edition, but publishers would just give those to other retailers. The staff doesn't seem to know much about the products, the shops are cramped and usually hard to browse. They push insurance and other dumb add on's.

Assuming fibre internet becomes more common in the future why can't you buy your hardware at Tesco's or ASDA or Smyths or some other retailer for the hardware and just buy the software directly online like Steam.

Hell no matter the game nowadays you need a 15GB day one patch just to play the disk. So physical copies are kind of useless anyway.
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Xbox Game Pass revives Xbox One's digital vision - without the evil

Xboxfanuk

4 months ago

I will be honest Microsoft already has all the conveniences and services of Steam. And the fact that Microsoft is seeing subscription as the new revenue model make sense. Netflix has proved already that investing in first party entertainment is the key to subscribers. Well Microsoft already has been investing in first party content since the inception of Xbox. So now that are tying it to the subscription model which by logic should net them approx. £136.00/year per customer (Gamepass + Xbox Gold) if they manage to retain them.
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Xbox Game Pass just got a lot better

Xboxfanuk

4 months ago

@grassyknoll You mean less games than the almost no games they have been releasing?
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Xboxfanuk

4 months ago

@KeatsSeven Yes that is 100% true for "play anywhere" titles. So if you subscribe to Gamepass you can indeed play those titles on PC.
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Xboxfanuk

4 months ago

I think this is incredibly smart! It seems like an insane value to players, and gains massive interest in their monthly service. If I am not mistaken Xbox Live is their number 1 profit driver. So now going forward Microsoft is adding even more ongoing subscription services that even day 1 gamers can get behind.

I am starting to believe in Phil's vision of an Xbox ecosystem - the box may change but your game library lives on and goes with you. If this is successful for them I think we may not see a true end to the software and only new hardware every so often.
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Nintendo's next amiibo is a breakfast cereal box

Xboxfanuk

6 months ago

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.
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EA not giving up on microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2

Xboxfanuk

6 months ago

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.
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp review

Xboxfanuk

6 months ago

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.
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Sea of Thieves' final pre-release testing phase is happening soon and everyone's invited

Xboxfanuk

6 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

6 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

6 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

7 months ago

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.
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New report paints Visceral's cancelled Star Wars project as troubled from the off

Xboxfanuk

7 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

7 months ago

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.
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Minecraft's Better Together Update is a mess on console

Xboxfanuk

7 months ago

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.
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Microsoft kills off Groove Music subscription service

Xboxfanuk

8 months ago

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.
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Skyrim: Special Edition free to play this weekend on Xbox One

Xboxfanuk

9 months ago

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?
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Microsoft says Xbox One X is fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever

Xboxfanuk

9 months ago

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.
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Microsoft and PlayerUnknown dance around the thorny issue of Battlegrounds console exclusivity

Xboxfanuk

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

9 months ago

@2pickle agreed, once game and gamestop go out of business I think retailer support will end for software.
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Xboxfanuk

9 months ago

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.
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Lego Worlds finally lands Nintendo Switch release date

Xboxfanuk

10 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

10 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

10 months ago

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.
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Cuphead will never come to PS4

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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.
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Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes spark pay-to-win fears

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

@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
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Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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.
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Don't trade in your Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition just yet

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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.
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Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy heading to Xbox One, according to Hungarian retailer

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

Crash Team racing could come back to Xbox One through back compat.
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Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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.
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Free-to-play Orcs Must Die! Unchained invades PS4 in July

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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.
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Sega releases classic games on mobile, for free, but at what cost?

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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

Xboxfanuk

11 months ago

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.
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