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Disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition coming this May

Disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition coming this May
Published by: forahobby on Thursday, April 18, 2019
Tagged: Gaming, Hardware, Xbox Live, Xbox One,

Microsoft announced that the all-new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is available to pre-order today for $249.99 USD. #Microsoft

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Console

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games. Take your cloud saves on the go, and enjoy the ability to preorder and pre-install upcoming games so you're ready to play the moment they launch.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with three of our most compelling and popular games - Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves. These critically acclaimed titles are sure to offer something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Available for pre-order today at $249.99 USD, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 USD less than Xbox One S, and we expect to maintain at least that price difference between the two consoles going forward.

Those new players joining us can get a head start on their digital collections and discover their next favorite game through Xbox Game Pass. If you haven't tried Xbox Game Pass yet, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes with a special offer to get started with access to over 100 great games, and with new games being added all the time there will always be something new to queue in your digital library. Cord cutters will enjoy watching 4K HDR entertainment with Netflix, Amazon and more, and thousands of Xbox One games are available from the Microsoft Store digitally.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will be available at your local Microsoft Store or online, as well as select retailers worldwide including Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon.com beginning May 7.

To keep up with the latest Xbox news, updates and upcoming reveals, follow @XONEHQ on Twitter and YouTube, download the free XBOX app for Android and until next time, game on!

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Black Friday Xbox Deals Now Available For Everyone

Black Friday Xbox Deals Now Available For Everyone
Published by: forahobby on Monday, November 19, 2018
Tagged: Gaming, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One,

Microsoft's huge Xbox Live Black Friday Sale is happening right now with up to 65% off 500+ Xbox One Digital games.

Xbox Black Friday Deals Available Now

As an Xbox Live Gold member, you also receive up to 10% more in savings on top of existing Black Friday digital game deals. Not an Xbox Live Gold member? Go Gold right now to join the best community of gamers and enjoy great discounts. Offer available until November 30, 2018.

Black Friday also means saving on Xbox Game Pass. Now is the time to join and to get your first month for $1 and immediately enjoy unlimited access to over 100+ games including first party releases including Forza Horizon 4, Player, Sea of Thieves, and more. Offer available until January 3, 2019.

There’s also big savings on popular movies and TV shows starting November 16.

Check out the full list of Xbox games on sale and gear up to visit your local Microsoft Store, shop online at Microsoft.com/store or Xbox.com and take advantage of these deals before the Black Friday sale ends on November 26.

The Black Friday sale is now available to everyone.

Discounts on Xbox digital games, movies and TV shows are valid now through November 26, 2018 for Xbox Live Gold members and will be available for everyone starting 19 November. Offers and content varies by market and may change at any time. Not valid on prior orders or purchases. May not be combinable with other offers. Other exclusions and limits may apply.

After promotional period, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions continue to be charged at the then-current regular monthly price (subject to change) plus applicable taxes, unless cancelled. Credit card required. Gold offer not valid for existing subscribers; Game Pass offer only valid for new subscribers or users who canceled before Oct. 1, 2018. Game catalog varies over time. Limit: 1 Gold offer and 1 Game Pass offer per account. Valid at Microsoft Store online or in-console in all Xbox Live markets excluding Quebec. Sea of Thieves also requires Xbox Live Gold to play on Xbox (subscription sold separately).

Deals expire at 9:00 PM AEDT on Tuesday November 27th 2018.

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Four Classic Valve Titles Get Xbox One X 'Enhanced'

Four Classic Valve Titles Get Xbox One X 'Enhanced'
Published by: forahobby on Friday, October 26, 2018
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox One,

Four new Xbox 360 titles: Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Portal: Still Alive, Left 4 Dead, and Left 4 Dead 2 have been added to the Xbox One X 'Enhanced' list.

Whether players are revisiting these iconic titles or experiencing them for the first time, they’ll see them with the stunning visuals only the Xbox One X can deliver.

Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code.

Check out an up-to-date list of all Xbox 360 games that have been Xbox One X ''Enhanced''.

  1. Assassin’s Creed
  2. Crackdown
  3. Fable Anniversary
  4. Fallout 3
  5. Forza Horizon
  6. Gears of War 3
  7. Half-Life 2: The Orange Box
  8. Halo 3
  9. Left 4 Dead
  10. Left 4 Dead 2
  11. Mirror’s Edge
  12. Oblivion
  13. Portal: Still Alive
  14. Skate 3
  15. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
When you play Enhanced Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, you can now choose how to experience them—with enhanced graphics or in their original form. Enhanced graphics will be turned on by default, running your game with higher resolution, 9X the pixel count, increased texture details and anti-aliasing, allowing you to enjoy greater visual clarity than ever before. If you turn off the Graphics setting, the graphics will be comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S. Here’s how to access the setting. Note, once you change the setting, you’ll need to restart the game:

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Xbox One S: The advantages and disadvantages of the Microsoft console

Xbox One S: The advantages and disadvantages of the Microsoft console
Published by: forahobby on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox Live, Xbox One,

In the video games industry, it seems that although the most recognized brands such as Nintendo and PlayStation steal the attention of the world’s gamers with their products, Xbox becomes a serious challenger with a console that offers several interesting services: we’re talking about Xbox One S.

Xbox One S: The advantages and disadvantages of the Microsoft console

The console of the North American company has a possibility to be the best one. Xbox One is an ideal move for those who only wish to install the platform and start playing, without thinking of any excessive expense to buy a title. After all, now is the era of the Internet and if we don't have enough money to buy, we have more options. Curious? Just click here!

To note, Xbox gives the possibility to access a wide catalog of several successes, such as exclusive releases of most popular games like see Halo 5, the Gears of War franchise, State of Decay, or other classics and even sports ones. To use them, the games are installed on the hard drive and they can’t be played through the cloud like other options.

The advantage of Xbox Game Pass is to be able to subscribe for $ 6,990 per month, although first we have the option of a free trial of 14 days, so we can decide whether we need to take membership or not. On the other hand, one of the advantages of the service is to be able to have from the day of release the new titles that come from franchises that Xbox handles. In this way, we can enjoy video games such as Forza Horizon 4, Crackdown 3, among others.

However, this platform is not the only platform capable of exploiting Xbox One S, because there are also other options to enjoy content through streaming with various applications such as Netflix or YouTube, or to play movies in 4K format, thanks to Blu-ray player enabling this technology.

The above is added value, because unlike competition, there is no console capable of displaying this type of content on discs with this format, except for services via an Internet connection.

Regarding low points, even though we have an extensive game catalog to take advantage of the devices, it's no less true that exclusive games present on Xbox aren't as much as what the competition provides, so if we search for products that point more to titles that can't be found in elsewhere, this console is not the best one, not considering that some games can also be achieved via PCs.

However, it is worth mentioning that the latter can be an advantage, because we have the Play Anywhere feature, which means that we can play launches and resume them from various platforms, either on the console or on the computer. As we can see, with Xbox One S we have advantages and disadvantages, but again, if we need a console that can cover many games, One S is the best.

It is important to note that the Xbox One S can upscale 1080p games to 4K - it isn't a real 4K console. The Xbox One X retains all the media sensibilities of the Xbox One S with an Ultra HD (4K) Blu-ray player, support for HDR content and Dolby Atmos.

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Xbox Games With Gold for August 2018

Xbox Games With Gold for August 2018
Published by: forahobby on Friday, August 03, 2018
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One,

August 2018's Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: Forza Horizon 2 and For Honor. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), August kicks off with Dead Space 3, followed by Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. August's lineup provides over $119 dollars in value and up to 4000 in gamerscore.

August 2018's Free Xbox Games With Gold Now Available

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition ($19.99 ERP) for free during the month of August. FOR HONOR Standard Edition ($59.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from August 16th to September 15th.

On Xbox 360, starting August 1st, Dead Space 3 ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through August 15th. Then on August 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two ($19.99 ERP) for free through August 31st.

Dead Space 3 Disney Epic Mickey 2

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.

For more information on all of the games mentioned, please check out all of our Xbox One and Xbox 360 coverage via the Xbox Games list on XONEHQ/360HQ, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and Facebook for all of the latest Xbox news, previews, upcoming Xbox One games release dates, Xbox screenshots & wallpapers, Xbox One Video Game Trailers, ID@Xbox games, Xbox Achievements and Games with Gold updates.


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Best Xbox One Racing Games

Best Xbox One Racing Games
Published by: forahobby on Friday, May 18, 2018
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox One,

It’s a subject that’s open to great debate, but most people agree that the very first proper computer racing game was launched back in 1974. Called Gran Trak 10, it was a pretty basic arcade game in which you guided your ‘car’ around a track viewed from above in an attempt to beat the clock. The screen was black and white, the action was slow and the thrills mainly came from the fact that this was a breakthrough for video games that, until then, had mainly been variations on the classic tennis game.

Best Racing Games On Xbox One

Two years later, the designers of Gran Trak 10, Atari, made another breakthrough with their game Night Rider. For the first time this allowed players to have a first person perspective seeing the track ahead of them. Moving on to the 1980s, Namco came up with another game changer with Pole Position. This let players take place in qualifying laps before earning a place on the grid. The second part of the game was competing in a real race.

By the 1990s racing games were becoming more recognisable as the versions we play today with 3-D imagery, the chance to change perspective and even with a choice of cars to use and circuits to take on. One of the leading games that introduced all these elements was Virtua Racing from Sega.

But it was the Need for Speed series of games that really put down the blueprint for today’s racing games with its narrative themes and which led on to the development of today’s favourites like the Forza Motorsport series.

In recent times it’s been multiplayer racing games that have really grabbed players’ attention. There’s something extra exciting about playing against a real-life opponent instead of a piece of software and this is an insight that’s been taken up by more people than just the games developers.

You can find great racing games everywhere these days. With engaging gameplay and high-quality graphics and audio, even traditional slot games can hold their own against the big console offerings. Slot Races is a great example of an awesome multiplayer racing game. As players spin their wheels, they compete with others to pick up points and reach the top of the leader board. There are bonuses and prizes to be won along the way and the chance to be crowned champion and earn a place on the podium. For the winner of each race there’s a victory cup as well as a prize, not to mention all the other bonuses that they’ve picked up along the way. Before you take a punt on any of the Xbox games we’ve reviewed below, check out the Slot Races game now – it’s far cheaper to play and you can even stand the chance of winning some cash for your efforts.

Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 For Xbox One

One of the best Xbox racing games ever has to be Forza Motorsport 7. They say that this is the biggest and most ambitious racer that Microsoft has ever produced and when you’ve played it you’ll probably agree. There are over 700 cars to choose from and you can compete over 32 different locations. With dynamic weather and customisable drivers it’s the most complete Forza Motorsport experience yet and was widely praised on release in October 2017. Its worldwide popularity is underlined by the fact that there are well over 14 million players registered in the Forza community to date. Of course, huge sales are something this games developer knows all about with Forza Horizon 3 reportedly shifting over 2.5 million units worldwide.


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