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After a huge February Game Pass update that saw several Yakuza games, Cyber Shadow, and The Medium make its way to the service, Microsoft is following up with a great Games with Gold offering headlined by Gears 5. Microsoft announced the lineup of their free games for February and it will include the following titles: Gears 5: Available February 1 to 28Resident Evil: Available February 1 to 28Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition: Available February 16 to March 15Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb: Available February 1 to 15Lost Planet 2: Available February 16 to 28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h35_KOgslkM Remember, these games will be available for a limited time to claim so check them out while you can!

The Playstation 5 took center stage when it launched in the Philippines last month, but sadly not many hopefuls got their hands on one with all of the pre-order drama that happened. It’s been tough getting one, and even though it is by far the more preferred console locally, stocks have not been kind. Just to remind everybody, an equally impressive next-gen console is also out there and is by far relatively easy to obtain – the Xbox Series X, which launched stealthily early in December at a premium. Securing one console is hard enough, securing both without paying more than the SRP is just a flex at this point. Starting the year right, I literally unboxed the unit six hours into the new year. The Series X is no slouch despite its looks, but is it a must-buy system you gotta pick up right now? What would Uncle Phil…

One of Cyberpunk 2077’s first main questline missions is to acquire a Flathead robot from the Maelstrom Gang, a ruthless cyberware obsessed group who have become quite monstrous in their appearance. Their bodies have been modified to look more machine than human and their Netrunners have a tendency to set you on fire. They’re also one of the first obstacles to getting in your way of becoming a merc legend. https://youtu.be/m_26lE0_LxQ Your Fixer, Dexter, sends you to retrieve the acquired Flathead from this gang after the takeover by Royce from their previous leader, Brick. Royce wants another payout, and there’s really only two ways to go about this – pay Royce his due either in silver or in lead. However, I’m a fan of the third way, and that is convincing Militech Corpo Agent Meredith Stout to get you the Flathead. There are many ways to skin a cat, and…

If things go the way of Phil Spencer, you may not even need an Xbox or a PC to play Xbox games. In an interview with The Verge, Spencer goes on to say that a dedicated Xbox app for TV sets is a very real possibility, and it could very well happen “…in the next 12 months. I don’t think anything is going to stop us from doing that.” Console gaming without an actual console? Sounds juicy! Spencer continued to say that “the amount of compute capability in my home has increased with the number of streaming signals that have come in, not decreased. I think gaming will be one of those things as well.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKlfuTFN1Fc Microsoft has been a huge proponent of Cloud gaming, with their very own Project xCloud leading the way. And when you consider the breadth of content that Microsoft has with Game Pass, something that…

Its been a long time coming but we’re finally getting a new Star Wars game that will focus on intense aerial dogfighting that the series has partly been known for. Entitled Star Wars: Squadrons, the game will allow players to live out their fantasies of taking to the skies in their favorite Star Wars ships. In a recent “Pilot Briefing” update coming from the official website, EA has detailed out the many ways you can customize your Ship and pilot in the upcoming Squadrons game and what is more impressive is the fact that they did promise no microtransactions, since it is EA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCcfJ9uEwvs Ships will have multiple components slots that can be divided into passive and active components, as broken down below: Primary weapons (Active) – These are your cannons and some components may provide higher rate of fire but lower damage, or long range fire in the form…

Phil Spencer, is in every sense of the word, confident about their upcoming next generation offerings. Not only is the Series X the more powerful console, it is backed by one of the best services out there in Game Pass. With the recent announcement that Project xCloud was going to be bundled with Game Pass Ultimate for free, they’ve already started flexing their guns, a challenge to the competition in every way. Xbox is not directly competing with IP exclusivity, but they’re developing an ecosystem that has the potential to be more inclusive. It sounds quite ambitious but with nothing to lose, I signed up for the Project xCloud (Preview) as my Microsoft account is still active. Within a couple of hours, I was selected to be a tester for the tech. I don’t know how, but they probably looked at my Gamerscore, shrugged, and gave me the keys. I…

June was quite the exciting month in gaming as The Last of Us 2 finally hit retail along with other notable entries like The Isle of Armor for Pokemon Sword & Shield and Valrorant, among others. July is shaping to be another month to look forward on account of a diverse lineup of games. It’s all here: VR, returning IPs, new IPs, remakes… You name it, July has got it! Here are our picks for games to look out for this month! Marvel’s Iron Man VR (Playstation VR) – July 3, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCe9y7DujlQ It’s been a long time since the MCU’s Infinity Saga concluded but the memorable cast of Marvel’s heroes and villains are still fresh in the minds of everyone, especially MCU poster boy Iron Man. PS VR owners are in for a treat as they become the one and only Iron Man in this VR adventure that’s sure…

Haven’t played Kingdom Hearts? Been wanting to jump into No Man’s Sky? With Xbox Game Pass, you can do so this June, and for free (technically)! The announcement from the Xbox News site shows a very good list of games and if you’re a game pass subscriber, you should be feeling very good about your subscription. https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/1270702380200296449 Here is the full lineup and when they will be available for Xbox and PC: The Bard’s Tale ARPG (Console & PC) – June 18Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2 (PC) – June 11Battletech (PC) –  June 11Dungeon of the Endless (Console & PC) – June 11Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMix (Console) – June 11Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Console) – June 11No Man’s Sky (Console & PC)  – June 11Thronebreaker (Console) – June 18 If you haven’t played the previous Kingdom Hearts titles, now is a good time to start on it! You’ll also be getting No Man’s Sky, which is also getting cross-play capability among a host of improvements over the…

I vowed to stop trophy hunting after receiving my 36th platinum with God of War exactly one year ago after purchasing and completing God of War after its first anniversary release. Granted, the AAA title was top-notch and definitely a groundbreaking title for the modern age. It balanced a well crafted story and dynamic gameplay to deliver an achievement in game design. While I enjoyed it for the most part, a part of me continued to compare my trophy stats with friends who have completed the game prior. I needed to get a platinum trophy as three of the eight friends who have completed the game secured their shiny medals. There was a burning desire to secure the coveted trophy even if personally, I had all the time necessary to complete the game and derive enjoyment from it. But somehow, I’ve convinced myself that I cannot fully enjoy the game…

There’s very little to hide about the Xbox Series X. We already know of the hardware and how it looks, how powerful it will be, features like Quick Resume and Smart Delivery, as well as it being backwards compatible with the previous generation on day one. With some gameplay trailers and the retail price left to find out, Microsoft is crossing one thing from the list as early as a few days from today. Xbox 20/20 was announced by Jerret West, CVP of Gaming Marketing, as a means to “engage, connect and celebrate with you about what’s in store for the next generation of gaming, including what’s next for Xbox Series X, Xbox Game Studios, Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud. Every month will bring something different.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzkvucOWM2s The first of many broadcasts will happen on May 7, where Inside Xbox will be focused on featuring third party games, including…

Logo battles is where it’s at and with the PS5 logo reveal from a while back, Microsoft have now filed a trademark for a new logo that will make its way along with the Series X when it launches later this year. Say hello to the Xbox Series X logo: While it still features the “X” that the console has been known for, its quite a change from it’s iconic spherical logo from way back. Compared to the PS5 logo, which literally just changed the 4 to 5, Microsoft is going for a much more simple and modern design, which fits quite well with the look of their new Xbox. Microsoft have almost bared all of the pieces to their next generation offering and frankly, all the pieces are looking really good, from hardware to the controller and even to features such as quick resume. Apart from launch titles, pricing…

Xbox game pass is getting fantastic titles this month and along with the list, a first timer that needs no prior introduction. You’re not seeing things, folks. Xbox owners rejoice as Yakuza 0 is coming to Xbox Game Pass along with other noteworthy titles, ending February with a bang! The schedule of availability for these games is as follows: Ninja Gaiden II – February 20 Kingdom Hearts III – February 25 Two Point Hospital – February 25 Wasteland Remastered – February 25 Yakuza 0 – February 26 Jackbox Party Pack 3 – February 27 You’ll need to have a Game Pass subscription to avail of these titles on launch.

The next generation of consoles is nearly upon us. Towards the end of the year, we will finally get to see the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, with both packing monstrous power that will surely put the current generation to shame. We keep mentioning the PS5 and the Xbox Series X side by side since they have been in direct competition with each other ever since a few generations back. Phil Spencer thinks this may not be the case anymore. In a recent interview with Protocol, Spencer shared his views on the upcoming generation and how the Xbox is positioned in such a way that the PS5 is no longer it’s main competitor in the space: “When you talk about Nintendo and Sony, we have a ton of respect for them, but we see Amazon and Google as the main competitors going forward,” Spencer said. “That’s not to disrespect…

PlayStation isn’t the only one with free monthly games! If you’re an Xbox fan and subscribed to either Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, then you’re in for a treat because the free games for February have been revealed. Check out the trailer below: For February, you’ll be getting a mix of nearly all genres with the following lineup: TT Isle of Man (February 1-29, Xbox One) Call of Cthulhu (February 16-March 15, Xbox One) Fable Heroes (February 1-15, Xbox 360 compatible with Xbox One) Star Wars Battlefront (February 16-29, Xbox 360 compatible with Xbox One) Looking forward to playing any of these games? Let us know in the comments below!

Microsoft is taking on the next gen with guns blazing and as soon as Sony announced that they wouldn’t be taking part in E3 2020, Phil Spencer quickly took to Twitter to announce that they are, on the other hand, hard at work for the upcoming convention. For the second year in a row, the spotlight will be front and center for Xbox and there would be no better time and place to pull out all the stops and convince consumers that the Xbox Series X is indeed the way to go for the next generation. They’ve built a strong foundation with moves such as acquiring a lot of studios to beef up their exclusive titles as well as bank on backwards compatibility to make the transition seamless for the existing fanbase. E3 2020 will take place on June 9-11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.