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XBL Content Roundup: September 30th, 2016

Due to my attendance at EGX, we weren't able to publish a store update last week. As such, this week's store update includes two weeks of content and we're keeping it brief again.

Posted 23 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

[UPDATED] XBL Sale Roundup: September 27th, 2016

This week's Deals with Gold brings us a small selection of indie titles on offer, as well as Mirror's Edge: Catalyst & Grand Theft Auto V. Unfortunately, the 360 deals aren't yet live. Updates on those deals to follow.

Posted 27 days ago by Chewie, 80 comments

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Review

Do games need to be fun? Pardon the rhetoric, but this question ties into one of the central questions that games, gamers, game designers, and critics have struggled with for decades: Are games art?

Posted 1 month ago by Jonathan Barnes, 19 comments

XBL Sale Roundup: September 20th, 2016

After a few weeks of bigger sales, this week things settle down to just a handful of offerings through Deals with Gold, including Dragon Age Inquisition DLC offered separate to the main game.

Posted 1 month ago by Chewie, 45 comments

Hero of Everything

This article contains spoilers from Mass Effect 3. Don't read any further if you have not played this game and intend to do so in the future. Destroy. Synthesize. Control. What'll it be? That was the controversial question posed to me in the final moments of Mass Effec

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 41 comments

The Chinese Room's Acclaimed Dear Esther Headed for Consoles

Before Firewatch and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and even before Gone Home, there was Dear Esther. The Chinese Room, who later went on to release a spiritual successor, Everybody's Gone To The Rapture last summer, first explored the idea of what constitutes a video game with their tale of a man l

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 9 comments