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Minecraft mini-games coming to Xbox, PlayStation and Wii U in June
Hugely popular on the PC version of Minecraft, multiplayer competitive games are coming to console, starting with a battle mode For years, PC owners have been able to load up Minecraft, find a server and play a variety of mostly fan-made mini-games, set within the blocky confines of Mojang’s (...)
[The Guardian] Below: the story behind Xbox One's biggest little indie game
Dark Souls meets tilt shift photography in the latest project from respected Toronto developer Capybara Games – and it’s a big deal for Microsoft’s console In the early 1980s, two computer science students Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman released a program on to the University of California’s Unix (...)
[The Guardian] Games reviews roundup: Dark Souls 3; Star Fox 64
Bandai’s fantasy franchise returns with a third satisfying helping of hack-and-slash heroics, while Star Fox 64’s retro space battles still put up a good fight Dark Souls 3 PS4, Xbox One, PC, Bandai Namco, cert: 16 Continue reading...
[The Guardian] The 12 greatest Xbox 360 games
Microsoft has stopped making its hugely successful console. Here are our favourite moments from its 10-year history The life of a games console is brutish and short, but some live longer and brighter than others. Launched in 2005, the Xbox 360, which has recently been discontinued by (...)
[The Guardian] Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360 console
Microsoft says it is to stop manufacturing the Xbox 360 games console, 10 years after it launched.
[BBC News] Microsoft may have sold fewer than 20m Xbox Ones, EA reveals
If an accidental disclosure from EA is correct, the PS4 has outsold Xbox One almost two to one Total sales of the Xbox One haven’t yet hit 20m, if the chief financial officer of EA is to be believed. That’s not a favourable comparison to the PS4, which has sold 35.9m according to Sony. Even (...)
[The Guardian] Quantum Break review – a costly and unrepeatable mistake
With this time-spanning opus, Remedy Entertainment hoped to unite narrative gaming and linear television for its Xbox One title. But neither comes out of the experiment well The problem for any writer of time travel fiction – at least, the kind that tries to fortify its premise with a spattering (...)