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Get an Xbox One 1TB console for just £249

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Coolshop, Games consoles, Microsoft, Xbox One

Get an Xbox One 1TB console for just £249

If you've been swayed by the thought of playing Halo 5 or Rise of the Tomb Raider this Christmas, and want to make sure you have plenty of hard drive space, this offer is a great one to consider. It might not come with any games, but it's the cheapest deal by £50, which is a huge saving. With plenty of well received games already out, and even more on the way in 2016, now might be the opportune time to grab one. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

 

Xbox One backwards compatibility list revealed - See what will be available on November 12th

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Backwards Compatibility, Microsoft, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One

Xbox One backwards compatibility list revealed - See what will be available on November 12th

It's a feature that many Xbox One owners been asking for, and on November 12th it will finally be here. Earlier this afternoon Microsoft announced that 104 Xbox 360 games will be available to play on November 12th, including the Gears of War series, Fallout 3, and Mirror's Edge. There are some notable omissions, with the Xbox News site promising more titles will be added in the near future, but we have the full list for your perusal after the jump.

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Get an Xbox One 500gb with Halo 5 for just £248.20

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Console bundles, Halo 5, Microsoft, Xbox One

Get an Xbox One 500gb with Halo 5 for just £248.20

We're just hours away from the official launch of Halo 5, and this bundle is a good little deal if you think the Master Chief's current-gen debut is the right time to jump into the latest Xbox. Reviews for the game suggest the campaign doesn't hit the high notes it should, but the multiplayer is once again the most satisfying part. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

Halo 5 Infographic feeds the hype train with all the numbers

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
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343 Industries, Halo 5: Guardians, infographic, Microsoft, Xbox One Games

Halo 5 Infographic feeds the hype train with all the numbers

There's less than four weeks to go until the Halo franchise returns for its next big instalment. To help build up the excitement in the meantime, 343 Industries have released an infographic that not only reminds us of the various content that will be available, but gives us insight into things such as how long the campaign will last, how many weapons there will be, and how many maps will be available for the multiplayer. You can view it in its entirety by hitting the jump.

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Remapping coming to all Xbox One controllers "soon"

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Microsoft, Remapping, Xbox One, Xbox One Elite controller

Remapping coming to all Xbox One controllers "soon"

It's currently one of the many key features for the Xbox One Elite Controller - which costs an eye-watering £129 - but yesterday news emerged that controller remapping won't remain an exclusive perk to the deluxe peripheral for much longer. Director of Program Management for Xbox Mike Ybarra used Twitter to confirm that all controllers for the Xbox One will soon be able to remap its controls.

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Pirates beware - Windows 10 is coming for your games

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Microsoft, PC games, Windows 10

Pirates beware - Windows 10 is coming for your games

If you have any illegally downloaded games, you may be in for a shock when you push the button on that free Windows 10 upgrade you naughty pirate. According to the terms and conditions or EULA (End User License Agreement), Microsoft will have the right to disable pirated titles they detect on your system. Take a look: 

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Upgrading to Windows 10 | A Gamer’s guide to the big switch

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Features
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Microsoft, PC games, Windows 10

Upgrading to Windows 10 | A Gamer’s guide to the big switch

Today is the big day – Windows 10 is launching worldwide. To mark the occasion, we thought we would collate all the information about Microsoft’s new OS and how it relates to PC gamers. After all, regardless of whether you think being an early adopter is exciting or foolish, there are many gamers that will be making the switch as soon as they are able. So take a look through our handy guide as we explain what is new, what to watch out for, and which games are confirmed to run on the new OS – along with those that definitely won’t.

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EXPIRED: Get an Xbox One console 500GB with £50 Rakuten credit for £249.99

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
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Games consoles, Microsoft, Rakuten, ShopTo, Xbox One

EXPIRED: Get an Xbox One console 500GB with £50 Rakuten credit for £249.99
UPDATE: Aaaaaand it's out of stock. We'll let you know if more become available!

This one's an interesting and tempting deal, provided there are other things on Rakuten that you wish to buy. With the 20X reward points promotion currently ongoing, this listing from ShopTo means that you're effectively getting an Xbox One console for £200. You can then use the £50 credit to get a game (or games) of your choice to go with it, although they will almost certainly be delivered separately. Thanks to quano @ HUKD!

Don't forget that you will need an Xbox Live subscription to play games online, so why not check out our cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards guide to help you get sorted?

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition drops to £24.99 at Zavvi

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BuzzDuraband
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Deals
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E3, Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition, Microsoft, Xbox One, Zavvi

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition drops to £24.99 at Zavvi

Following months and months of speculation that circulated the internet (as it does) of a possible remaster to the highly rated Gears of War title we were finally presented with leaked footage of the title back in May via YouTube thanks to the ever so covert user SparCkL.

Admittedly not the best video footage we have ever seen, we could however take from it that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition would run at 60fps in multiplayer, featuring new cutscenes with a whole suite of familiar game modes.

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Microsoft: "we need to do better in Europe" as PS4 claims 70-90% market share

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One

Microsoft: "we need to do better in Europe" as PS4 claims 70-90% market share

Microsoft reckons that they need to step things up in the Europe, even as Sony comes out swinging with some astonishing claims.

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Microsoft confirm their Gamescom plans - hopefully they can score an open goal

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Crackdown, Gamescom 2015, Microsoft, Quantum Break, Scalebound, Xbox One

Microsoft confirm their Gamescom plans - hopefully they can score an open goal

Microsoft held back their big 2016 games at E3 this year, which arguably hurt them in the short term as their rivals merrily splurged on loads of big yet depressingly distant games.

However, Xbox is set to make some serious noise at Gamescom in August, at which Microsoft will be going in heavy with Scalebound, Crackdown and Quantum Break just for starters. Considering that Sony won't be holding a presser and Nintendo are Nintendo, they have an open goal and a prime opportunity to wow us with their upcoming wares.

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HoloLens will be used on the International Space Station

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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HoloLens, Microsoft

HoloLens will be used on the International Space Station

HoloLens may have delighted E3 audiences with that silly Minecraft demo, but NASA are putting Microsoft's new wearable tech to more practical use. Forget Los Angeles, because this weekend they'll be sending up two pairs to the International Space Station.

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The limited edition Forza 6 Xbox One has racing stripes and makes car noises

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Forza Motorsport 6, Microsoft, Racing Games, Xbox One

The limited edition Forza 6 Xbox One has racing stripes and makes car noises

It also packs a 1TB hard drive, but making "vroom" noises when you turn it on is clearly the major selling point.

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Xbox One dashboard transformation introduces Cortana

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BuzzDuraband
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Deals
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Cortana, Dashboard Update, Kinect, Microsoft, Xbox One

Xbox One dashboard transformation introduces Cortana

We're told that gaming will get better on the Xbox One with the introduction of the new and improved Xbox One Dashboard. In what looks like a major shift away from the current 'metro' theme Microsoft have seemingly focused on a more simple, speed enhanced design.

A double tap on the Xbox One home button will slide in a pane from the left of your screen for easy access to your friends list, notifications, messages and even some important settings you may wish to access quite often without having to delve to far into the consoles options.

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HoloLens looks incredible, but we hope it won't cost this much...

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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E3, HoloLens, Microsoft, ShopTo

HoloLens looks incredible, but we hope it won't cost this much...

With a release date not quite confirmed in ink yet for the HoloLens it's quite difficult to estimate what the price tag for this device is going to stand at, although we fully expect to be looking somewhere in the £300 - £600 region,HoloLens looks incredible, but we hope it won't cost this much... possibly feeling quite comfortable pushing our wallets to the £1000 given the absolutely amazing Minecraft demo we witnessed as a part of Microsoft's E3 presentation.

Shopto.net have just recently listed the Microsoft HoloLens on their website and although it is quite clearly displayed as 'TBC' using the integrated HotUKDeals share button revealed somewhat of a surprise to us...

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This week's Deals with Gold

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BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
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Deals With Gold, Dishonored, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, GTA IV, GTA V, Microsoft, Skyrim, Xbox 360, Xbox One

This week's Deals with Gold

This week's deals with gold have been announced and are as follows:

Xbox One

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Did Microsoft choose the wrong stage demo for Rise of the Tomb Raider at E3?

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
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E3 2015, Microsoft, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Square Enix, Xbox One Games

Well, that's more like it Microsoft and Square-Enix! The new extended gameplay demo of Rise of the Tomb Raider is a considerable improvement over the arguably dull E3 2015 appearance. So much so, it's hard to imagine why Microsoft went for the video they did for their on-stage gameplay reveal over the new one released over the weekend.

The timed Xbox exclusive is one of the year's biggest releases and the gameplay reveal at E3 was one of our most anticipated parts of Microsoft's show. But then it happened and they turned E3 into QTE3. It wasn't a bad demo by any means, but there was a heavy focus on quick-time-events and climbing rather than showing us extended on-foot scenes. Tomb Raider scenes.

Did Microsoft choose the wrong stage demo for Rise of the Tomb Raider at E3?

This latest trailer will restore any faith that may have dwindled as you watched Lara bounce off the side of a mountain in the mother of all blizzards. Seriously Lara, check the weather ahead next time, yeah? The new demo takes place straight after the E3 one, where we find Lara picking herself up after somehow not dying after tumbling down the mountain and using her face to smash through walls of ice.

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Game Buzz Extra | Who won E3 2015?

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Features
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E3 2015, Game Buzz, Microsoft, Nintendo, PWNCAST, Sony

Game Buzz Extra | Who won E3 2015?

With the dust mostly settled from 3 days of press conferences and whole bunch of surprise announcements, the Game Buzz returns to answer that most important of questions - who won this year's E3? Join Carl, Jon and Brendan as they discuss their personal highlights and disappointments, along with the technicalities of spontaneous internet memes and JRPG naming conventions. As you do.

Game Buzz Extra | Who won E3 2015? - Recorded 17th June, 2015.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language, dreadful impressions, and terrible puns.

E3 2015 Press Conference Reactions and Feature Article Roundup

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
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Bethesda, E3 2015, EA, Microsoft, Nintendo, Oculus Rift, Sony, Ubisoft

E3 2015 Press Conference Reactions and Feature Article Roundup

Wow, the press conferences at E3 2015 were some of the best we've ever seen. It's been enormously difficult to find a clear winner between the big guns and the smaller publishers all had some quality games on show. Honestly, we're still recovering from Bethesda's Fallout 4 reveal though.

If you missed the live pressers (because you have a decent sleeping pattern), fear not, we braved the small hours to give your our team impressions from the Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda and Oculus Rift conferences. Take a look at the links below and let us know what has you excited from E3 2015.

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Xbox One Elite Controller only £44.97

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BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
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E3, GameStop, Microsoft, Xbox One, Xbox One Elite controller

Xbox One Elite Controller only £44.97

Update: The Xbox One Elite Controller now seems to have made quite a clever disappearing act from Gamestop. It is however listed at Shopt.net for £49.85

So we learned yesterday all about Microsofts new toy. The Xbox One Elite Controller is simply a beast. With an RRP of $149.99 we don't think it was intended to be offered to us as a cheap luxury which has me thinking somebody hasn't told the guys over at Gamestop where they currently have it listed for £44.97.

There is a very high chance that this could become somewhat of a minor pricing error (you would be right in thinking somebody has missed a 1 off in there somewhere) but as the old saying goes "you gotta be in it to win it". Good luck guys.