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Xbox has been at the forefront of promoting backward compatibility, ensuring that players will be able to access not just their previous library of games, but also pick up right where they left off from years ago. Since the launch of the Xbox Series, the company has been adding game after game to its growing number of backward compatible titles and during the 20th Anniversary Livestream, 76 more games have been added to the list. There’s quite a lot to comb through, but some notable games here include titles like Max Payne, F.E.A.R., NIER, Skate 2, and a bunch of Star Wars Games will be getting a visual bump along with Auto HDR and even smoother gameplay. Not only that, but Xbox has also added a number of games that will be receiving FPS Boost, which is a feature that basically ups the framerate of select titles. Also, as per…

Xbox has made some pretty creative limited-edition pieces over the years but sadly, most of them are only up for grabs through raffles, making them extremely hard to get. This next one, while more than just a single unit, will still be limited to only 100 units worldwide. Getting one still won’t be easy but that should be the least of your worries. Xbox and Gucci have announced that a collab between the two brands is coming on November 17 to celebrate 100 years in the fashion space. An extremely limited numbered bundle can be yours for only $10,000 (or around PHP500,000) and will include a custom Xbox Series X with a laser-cut monogram motif, custom controllers, a custom hard carry case, and a Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Peep some of the shots of the item below: Just in case you’re on the hunt for one (you rich sonofagun), limited…

Xbox and Adidas recently revealed a sneaker partnership that saw a limited edition Forum tech silhouette draped in Halo colors to celebrate 20 years of the brand. Sadly, these never hit retail, so fans never got the chance to cop them despite the clamor. This time around, both companies have announced another pair coming out that the general public can actually purchase. Announced on the Xbox Wire news site, the Xbox 360 Forum Mid calls back to the design of the Xbox 360, with white, silver, and green hues along with a strap that represents the disc drive from way back. There are a ton of other easter eggs in the pair, and Xbox fans will surely be able to spot them all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7euP4f5x0nI The Xbox 360 Forum Mid will be a limited release that comes with 4 pairs of laces (red, yellow, green, blue) that represent the face buttons…

After months of memes made and even after making a life-size fridge that actually works, Xbox has gone and finally announced pre-orders for the Xbox mini fridge that starts on October 19 and arrives in global retailers in December 2021. Created in partnership with Ukonic!, the Xbox mini fridge can hold up to 12 cans and even has 2 shelves to hold your snacks, enough to last you for a number of gaming sessions. It also features a USB port to charge your devices and all of this is powered by the included DC power adapter. https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1449012381552574464 The Xbox Series X mini fridge will first be available in the US and Canada through Target and Target.com for $99.99 (around PHP5,000). Fans in the UK can look forward to its availability from GAME for £89.99 and other territories such as France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands, and Poland will be available…

On November 15, Xbox commemorates 20 years of gaming, blazing a trail that has them currently as one of the biggest players in the gaming industry. In celebration, Xbox has announced a couple of peripherals that looks back at their history and how this has shaped the brand today. Xbox 20th Anniversary Special Edition Wireless Controller Covered in a translucent black finish that is reminiscent of the original Xbox Debug Kit, the Xbox 20th Anniversary Special Edition Wireless Controller will be a nostalgia hit for fans of the brand. Accented by a green logo and green textured grips, the controller will come with an exclusive 20th anniversary dynamic background once connected to your console. The controller will be available on November 15 and will retail for $69.99 or around PHP3,500. Xbox 20th Anniversary Special Edition Stereo Headset Similar to the controller, the 20th anniversary stereo headset is also draped in…

With a strong lineup announced during E3, it was time for Microsoft and Xbox to step on the gas and continue the momentum during the Gamescom 2021 Xbox Showcase. The 90-minute show was packed with updates from Dying Light 2 to Psychonauts 2 and a deeper look at Forza Horizon 5, Xbox fans have a lot to get excited for. Without further ado, here’s everything that’s been announced during the Gamescom 2021 Xbox Showcase. Gamescom 2021 Xbox Showcase Recap Dying Light 2 Gameplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KvZxjlCdlI Microsoft Flight Simulator Updates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsIEnwMSjvU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNpsPyeklUo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBmH2nMiaXs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnljQuHhvM8 Humble Games Game Pass Sizzle Reel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S90uou_Jrqo Into The Pit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFzB9imSf_Y Age of Empires IV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKIJDo8AZVI Xbox Cloud Gaming coming to Consoles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BomfVh2PSkM Wasteland 3 Cult of the Holy Detonation DLC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxD3ou1i8BE Sea of Thieves Mayhem Ship Set https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOlt9be4QIw State of Decay 2 Homecoming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSM9y3vhgy0 Stray Blade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgGqVOHamJA Crusader Kings III https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsKImC3_UGQ Psychonauts 2 Launch Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmAUMT403os Neverwinter:…

Xbox has announced that it will be joining the virtual festivities of Gamescom 2021 with a stream that will show new looks at upcoming games. The stream is scheduled for August 24 10AM Pacific (Wednesday 1AM August 25 Philippines) and will be hosted by Parris Lilly and Kate Yeager. Fans can expect “in-depth updates from some of our previously announced Xbox Game Studios titles alongside some of our third-party partners” and if you’re a Game Pass subscriber, expect more news for that as well. https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1424724648160206853 You can watch the show on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Gaming, Twitter, and select regional sites like VK.com in Russia and Bilibili in China. Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live is set to follow the show and will air on August 25.

The Xbox Series X has been sold out pretty much everywhere you look, but thankfully their controllers are a bit more accessible to the public. This latest release though, dubbed as the “Aqua Shift”, might be tougher to get than usual just because it looks so damn pretty. Xbox has announced its latest controller, the Aqua Shift, drenched in “surreal, color-shifting blue shimmer that you need to see to believe” is the first controller to feature rubberized side grips with a unique “color swirl” design that gives the device a pop of color. https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1422558271366303748 Pre-orders are now available for $69.99 (around PHP3,500) on the Xbox website, and will soon hit global retailers when it releases on September 1. Previously, Xbox released a Pulse Red variant of its controller, which quickly became a favorite of ours when it first released.

Already a major player in the US, Microsoft is now setting their sights on Asia, a market that it is now trying to expand into, if a job listing is any indication. Based on a LinkedIn entry, Microsoft is hiring for a “Gaming Marketing Lead” that will be based in Singapore. With Xbox now being a premier player in the scene due to the meteoric rise of Game Pass, this position will have the responsibility to “Drive omni-channel marketing campaigns, including direct to consumer and thru partner to drive the Gaming business for Xbox across the region.” Microsoft has mostly struggled in the region for the past few outings, but with a strong performance bannered by its latest Series S and Series X offerings, the company is poised to make waves. Other responsibilities from the position will be to set the “overall gaming marketing communications strategy for the region to…

A few months back, it was reported that Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind polarizing hits like Death Stranding, is teaming up with Xbox for his next game. It’s not really a left-field idea, seeing as Kojima and his studio are not exclusive to any platform at the moment, but recent reports are saying that the upcoming project is indeed happening, and has hit a major milestone in making the deal a reality. VentureBeat reports that both Hideo Kojima and Microsoft have “signed a letter of intent” basically signifying that both parties are working towards an publishing agreement which will have Microsoft publishing Kojima’s next game, according to sources familiar with the matter. Lawyers are just finalizing the details of the agreement at this point but based on the progress, it seems like the project is a definite go if the report is to be believed. There have been rumors that…

During the recently concluded Xbox Bethesda Showcase, it was revealed that over 20 new games are coming to Xbox Game Pass, most of which are day and date releases, further strengthening the already undeniable value of the subscription service. While it is a given that first party titles would definitely drop on the Xbox Game Pass, there’s no signs of slowing down for their high profile third party releases including the anticipated Back 4 Blood, all the Yakuza titles including Yakuza Like A Dragon, and the upcoming release of Hades. https://youtu.be/srLdxSfCB8U Ramping up the 2021 Holiday season with the releases of aforementioned first party titles, 2022 will be a much bigger year as the acquisitions of Xbox Game Studios is coming into high gear. If there is a time to pick up a Xbox Series X, it would definitely be soon as this sleeping giant is slowly starting to wake.…

One of the most anticipated shows of E3 2021 is done – The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. In this fantastic lineup, much of the highly anticipated titles have been announced including their respective release dates. Starfield, the much anticipated IP from Bethesda finally makes an appearance and Forza Horizon 5 gets a launch date of November 9th, making it one of the most anticipated first party title to launch this year. No definite launch date has been announced for Halo Infinite yet, although during this Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, a free to play multiplayer has been teased to whet the appetites of fans anticipating its release, which for now remains an ambiguous “Holiday”. While we also awaited the return of Craig, sadly, he is gone… but not forgotten. Other highlights include the world premiere of Suikoden successor Eiyuden Chronicle and Arkane’s new IP Redfall. Finally release dates for…

A flurry of game announcements have already been happening over the past couple of days, but its only going to get crazier as we approach June. Microsoft have announced that the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase will be held on June 13 at 10AM Pacific (June 14 1AM Philippines) and will focus on games from both parties including partner publishers and developers, as well as upcoming releases on Game Pass, and much much more. The show will be a 90-minute affair, and based on the way the Xbox Series has been firing on all cylinders since it launched late last year, expect a TON of announcements and world premieres. Fans are really wanting to see a number of things during the showcase, and while Microsoft has an insane number of studios and projects, most will still need time. We can realistically expect an update on Halo Infinite, and maybe even…

Ahh Starfield, the game that we’ve almost seen or heard nothing official about but manages to raise the hype levels so much. Recent news reports have pointed that the game will be an Xbox and PC exclusive, which actually is the most logical conclusion, but now reports are popping up that the Starfield release date is sometime in late 2022. This comes from industry journalist and insider Jason Schreier, saying that the plan is to tease the game at E3, with its release date tagged for late 2022. It’s been widely rumored that the game was supposed to release later this year, but Schreier is saying that 2022 is when the Starfield release date is targeted. https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1395392859944198144 Schreier goes on to say that Starfield is “nowhere near done” and that the Starfield team has been very small until 2019 because majority of Bethesda Game Studios was working on Fallout 76.…

Microsoft has been showing big love to backwards compatibility, ensuring consumers that their investments from the previous generations wouldn’t go to waste. Adding to this already solid feature is the promise of boosting frames from existing games without the need for work from the devs. Sorcery! In an official news post from the Xbox site, Microsoft has outlined what they called FPS Boost, which “employs a variety of new methods for nearly doubling (and in a few instances, quadrupling) the original framerate on select titles” In short, your games will run smoother, enhancing the experience even further. At the moment, only 5 games can take advantage of this – Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4, and Watch Dogs 2. It is a rather odd selection, but it the important thing to note here is the potential that the Xbox Series can unlock for the older titles.…