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Who should Microsoft buy next, and why is it Konami?

A Japanese publisher and developer with a storied legacy and dozens of lucrative IPs under its belt... where better for Microsoft to throw a few (billion) dollars than in Konami's direction?

Posted 8 months ago by Luke Albigés 177

Here's what we think would make the perfect Harry Potter RPG

All the rumours swirling around have once again brought up that tantalising idea of a Harry Potter RPG releasing for current and next-gen consoles. Here's everything we've heard about it, and everything we'd want to see.

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 34

Why I want an Xbox Series S all-digital console

It's been a long-standing rumour that a second next-generation Xbox console that's all-digital is in development alongside the Xbox Series X. Sean gives his reasons why he'd prefer a cheaper, all-digital "Xbox Series S".

Posted 1 year ago by Sean Carey 211

Xbox Game Studios needs to sort out achievements going forwards

Xbox Game Studios have some fantastic titles. Yet several of these have been plagued by significant achievement issues, even months after release. This is something that Xbox Game Studios needs to fix for the fanbase.

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 185

Xbox needs their own version of an Animal Crossing-style exclusive

Xbox are in a strong position so far with their handling of the Xbox Series X reveal. Their next-gen console looks more promising than ever, and an Xbox exclusive in the style of Animal Crossing could boost this still further.

Posted 1 year ago by Heidi Nicholas 133

Sean's favourite Xbox games of the decade

Sean's Games of the Decade range from battle royales to indie survival sims; from teenage angst to dark folk mythology. Along the way, there's piracy, British countryside, dragons and the Big Boss himself.

Posted 1 year ago by Sean Carey 100

Sam's favourite Xbox games of the decade

To supplement our Game of the Decade voting event and to perhaps give you some inspiration, we're releasing a series of articles from our writers, as well as a round-up of our volunteer staff's picks for GOTD.

Posted 1 year ago by Sam Quirke 63

First Impressions: Gears 5 Looks Fantastic but Feels Off

Gears 5 is a good entry into the Gears of War series, but the game is lacking in a few key areas. Sound design and no feeling of weight behind the characters when it comes to melee combat stops Gears 5 from being great.

Posted 2 years ago by Sean Carey 63

Fallout 76 Really Needs to Get In Xbox Game Pass

Lots of people have been surprised by the various missing games from Xbox's E3 conference – a new Fable, some news on The Initiative's project or a sliver of something from Age of Empires IV. My biggest shock? No Fallout 76.

Posted 2 years ago by Sam Quirke 80

Final Fantasy and the Makings of a Timeless Game

These games are heralded by many as timeless classics and that's tall praise, but my playtime has shown it might not be unearned. I've dug in for the first time and have discovered buried treasures I never should have missed.

Posted 2 years ago by Kevin Tavore

RAGE 2 Paradoxically Rises and Falls At Once

Our full review session with RAGE 2 is still ongoing, but we wanted to share some early impressions while you wait for the complete verdict. The early hours have been a bit of a paradox, really. A Tale of Two Apocalyptic Cities.

Posted 2 years ago by Mark Delaney

Kerbal Space Program: A Journey Through Space and Time

Despite its goofy exterior Kerbal Space Program is the detailed space simulator we all need, in order to fully respect the mind-boggling mental gymnastics that a space program must endure.

Posted 2 years ago by Sam Quirke

State of Decay 2's Nightmare Zone is a Dream Come True

State of Decay 2's latest free update is out now. It offers two new difficulties and a host of related achievements. One new mode is called Nightmare, but if you're a big fan like I am, it may ironically be a dream come true.

Posted 2 years ago by Mark Delaney

Battlefield V Firestorm is the Stealthiest Battle Royale Yet

Battlefield V is the latest in a seemingly never-ending line of games trying their hand at battle royale. What it does differently should excite fans of sneaking around in virtual worlds as Firestorm is the stealthiest yet.

Posted 2 years ago by Mark Delaney

Sekiro and the Joy of Playing Games in Their Native Languages

While our review for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is on the way, I wanted to first call early adopters' attention to a vital detail you may otherwise miss. Sekiro wants to be played in Japanese, and I want you to keep it that way.

Posted 2 years ago by Mark Delaney

Has Google Stadia Stolen The Next Xbox's Thunder?

Like a commenter on a message board, Google saw gaming starting to shift toward cloud gaming and swooped in to exclaim, "first!" What do Stadia's impressive features mean for Xbox's future cloud-based gaming?

Posted 2 years ago by Mark Delaney