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Get an Xbox One, Forza Horizon 2, FIFA 15 & The Evil Within for £359.99 at Argos

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Jonathan Lester
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Get an Xbox One, Forza Horizon 2, FIFA 15 & The Evil Within for £359.99 at Argos

If you're in the market for an Xbox One, Argos are currently running a seriously tasty little deal. £359.99 will net you the console (sans Kinect), FIFA 15, Forza Horizon 2 and The Evil Within. One good game, two great games and a great console that's currently fighting hard and dirty for our money. That's exactly how we like it. Thanks to Neobrown @ HUKD!

Xbox One is finally "All In One" thanks to DLNA Media Streaming

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Xbox One is finally "All In One" thanks to DLNA Media Streaming

"All In One. Input One."

This awful slogan was terminated before launch, but the narrative remained: Xbox One is an "all in one" device. Rather than a games console, Microsoft positioned their new system as a total entertainment solution, a one-stop-shop for all of your digital content, services, television and media.

It wasn't. They lied. However, a year after it launched, the Xbox One finally has the right to call itself "all in one" thanks to the massive sweeping changes in the October firmware update last week. Admittedly we took this functionality for granted on the PS3 and Xbox 360, but the addition of DLNA media streaming and media centre extender functionality has turned Microsoft's console into the lounge commander it was born to be. One device capable of pulling all of your media onto your television, acting much like a home theatre PC alongside its console duties.

Xbox One is finally "All In One" thanks to DLNA Media Streaming

If you own an Xbox One and aren't already using this feature, you probably should be. Over the next few paragraphs I'm going to explain how to set it up and why it's important.

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COMMENT | Forget resolutions - the console hard drive situation is out of control

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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PS4, Xbox One

COMMENT | Forget resolutions - the console hard drive situation is out of control

I filled up my Xbox One's hard drive last month.

Sure, I arguably receive more games than the average console owner in my line of work, but less than a year after launch I'm being forced to delete entire games from my hard drive just to play and review new ones, requiring me to then re-install them down the line if I ever fancy a quick impulse play. Forza 5 swerved off the track, Ryse fell on its sword and I'm still struggling to keep on top of things.

And soon Halo: The Master Chief Collection wants to guzzle up another 60GB or so... followed by a 20GB patch. I'm sorry, but this situation has gotten entirely out of control and we're only a year into the current generation. Put the important debate about frame rates and resolutions on hold for a moment, because we might have bigger problems on the console front.

COMMENT | Forget resolutions - the console hard drive situation is out of control

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Get an Xbox One, The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, Wolfenstein, Forza 5 & Dead Rising 3 for £399.85 at ShopTo!

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Get an Xbox One, The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, Wolfenstein, Forza 5 & Dead Rising 3 for £399.85 at ShopTo!

The early bird catches the worm, but the late and tardy birds reap magnificent savings. ShopTo are currently selling and Xbox One console with The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, Wolfenstein, Forza 5 & Dead Rising 3 for £399.85, which is £30 less than the solus console itself cost just one year ago!

Madness, especially seeing that all but one of these games scored an 8/10 (because we haven't reviewed The Evil Within yet!). Thanks to partyblast @ HUKD!

White Xbox One with Sunset Overdrive only £309.97 at GameStop

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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White Xbox One with Sunset Overdrive only £309.97 at GameStop

The Xbox One keeps getting cheaper as Microsoft's aggressive price cuts and willingness to abandon Kinect sends prices tumbling. GameStop's latest deal sees the White Xbox One, controller and Sunset Overdrive slashed down to £309.97, which is a seriously smart bargain as things stand.

Alternatively, ShopTo will throw in CoD: Advanced Warfare for an extra £40, if you're interested. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!

Get an Xbox One, Alien Isolation & The Evil Within for £349 at Tesco

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Get an Xbox One, Alien Isolation & The Evil Within for £349 at Tesco

Tesco's Xbox One horror bundle is appropriately timed for Halloween and a scary saving to boot. £349 will net you the console (without Kinect), Shinki Mikami's brand new horror title The Evil Within and terrifying Alien sequel Alien Isolation.

Apparently you can use voucher code TDXR-WRTP to bring the price down even further to £334. Thanks to Mac007, Chanchi32 and Nathan94 @ HUKD!

Get a white Xbox One with Sunset Overdrive & COD: Advanced Warfare for £349.85 at ShopTo!

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Get a white Xbox One with Sunset Overdrive & COD: Advanced Warfare for £349.85 at ShopTo!

Microsoft may be lagging behind Sony in sales terms, but they're putting up one heck of a pre-Christmas fight. ShopTo's latest deal sees the White Xbox One, controller, Sunset Overdrive and Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare all slashed down to £349.85, which is the same as a solus PS4 costs at retail.

To be clear, neither Sunset Overdrive nor Advanced Warfare have released yet, so we can't attest to their quality, They seem to be shaping up nicely, though. Thanks to brandonday1 @ HUKD!

We Need To Talk About #PS4NoParity and Assassin's Creed Unity

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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#PS4NoParity, Assassin's Creed: Unity, Framerate, Graphics, Podcast, PS4, Resolution, Ubisoft, Xbox One

We Need To Talk About #PS4NoParity and Assassin's Creed Unity

Another week, another Ubisoft story that has caused uproar and division, aided once again by statements from the publisher that only make things worse. This week, Sony fans are up in arms because Assassin's Creed: Unity will be released across Xbox One and PS4 running at 900p and 30fps.

For comparison's sake, Unity's predecessor -- Black Flag -- enjoyed a fairly equal release itself, but it wasn't long before the game was patched on PS4 to take advantage of that system's potential, and upgraded to 1080p/30fps with an additional free patch, with the Xbox One version stuck at the launch 900p/30fps.

There was disparity for Watch Dogs as well, running at 900p on PlayStation 4 and 792p on Xbox One.

Here, however, Ubisoft have opted for parity, apparently in order to "avoid all the debates and stuff," senior producer Vincent Pontbriand told VideoGamer in an interview. "Technically we're CPU-bound. The GPUs are really powerful, obviously the graphics look pretty good, but it's the CPU [that] has to process the AI, the number of NPCs we have on screen, all these systems running in parallel."

We Need To Talk About #PS4NoParity and Assassin's Creed Unity

Except it's done the complete opposite. A hashtag has emerged (all movements have hashtags these days) -- #PS4NoParity -- from fans accusing Ubisoft of dumbing the game down on Sony's platform to achieve console parity (Ubisoft have since refuted that notion). The ire from PS4 owners is somewhat understandable, consoles are an investment after all, and if you can only afford one, you want to try and make sure it's the best one, with the expectation that games will be optimised for the £300-400 machine you just bought. Of course, it's entirely possible that Ubisoft felt that this might be the correct move for the game -- trying to locate a graphical sweet spot that would please everybody while ensuring that all of Unity's systems could run smoothly and without compromise.

But we're not in the business of making excuses for publishing leviathans with triple-A titles coming out of their pores.

Click here to check out our discussion on #PS4NoParity >>

Xbox One console now available for £289.99

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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console deals, hardware deals, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Xbox One console now available for £289.99

Xbox One console | Shop Play | £289.99
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Who is winning the console war? The gamer, that's who. With the PS4 and XO releasing alongside each other, we've seen near constant price drops at retailers. This deal is without the Kinect, which has been dropped by most devs since Microsoft made it optional for XO gamers. Like the PS4 deal we posted earlier, this could be one of the best prices we see in the run up to Xmas.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.

Destiny PS4 Gameplay | Taking on The Summoning Pits

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Carl Phillips
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Features
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Activision, Bungie, Destiny, FPS games, Gameplay, PS4 games, Xbox One

Having completed the story missions on the Moon, Carl & Matt decide to delve onto Destiny's second strike mission - The Summoning Pit - in our latest video dedicated to Bungie's latest. See how the duo (plus a random) get on against the hordes of the Hive, before taking on the end-of-level boss, Phogoth.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Destiny coverage, including our critical impressions vidcasts!

Grab an Xbox One + Winter Blockbuster (Halo/COD/Forza/GTA V) for £319 at Tesco

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Console bundles, Forza Horizon 2, Games consoles, GTA V, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

 

Grab an Xbox One + Winter Blockbuster (Halo/COD/Forza/GTA V) for £319 at Tesco

Tesco are currently running a promotion where you can pick up an Xbox One along with one of the biggest releases of this year's holiday season for just £329. But if you use the code TDX-HWXT (you'll need to set up a new Tesco account for this to work), you can knock a tenner off of the price.

The games on offer as part of the promotion are as follows:

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Though not necessarily ideal if you want to start new-gen Xbox gaming right away, this is a great deal for anyone speculatively eyeing up the Xbox One's impressive winter lineup. Moreover, as a platform agnostic, it has to be said that the definitive Call of Duty experience has always been on Xbox, and if you're looking to make the generation jump for advanced Warfare (amongst other things) this could be a storming pickup.

Alternatively, there's that Halo bundle package.

There's no rush, in any case, Tesco will be running the promotion through until the end of the year, and if it stays good value relative to other retailers, expect a reminder post every once in a while.

Nice spot by BuzzDuraband at HUKD.

"Xbox, Oh Snap!" - October Xbox One update brings back the Guide and DNLA streaming

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Xbox One

The next Xbox One firmware update is going to be huge, restoring two massive pieces of functionality that we've been clamouring for since Microsoft's console launched.

First of all, the 'snap' app has now been upgraded to function much like the Xbox 360's Guide -- just double-tap the menu button to bring up the menu and access your apps directly from the intuitive interface. Considering that many new users can't jump straight to applications with voice commands since Kinect is now optional, this should make controller-based navigation much more convenient. As an example, the "Xbox, record that!" command can now be activated with a double-tap followed by hitting the X button.

However, the biggest news is that the Xbox One will now support DNLA streaming as a Windows Media extender, acting as a streaming media client. Finally we can access video and music content on our PCs and other devices, meaning that the Xbox One can claim to be an "all in one" device without us falling about laughing. It's not before time, frankly. Patch notes below.

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Get an Xbox One with Destiny for £308.00 at ASDA! (with code)

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Jonathan Lester
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Get an Xbox One with Destiny for £308.00 at ASDA! (with code)

Tempted by an Xbox One? Don't much care for Kinect? Need Destiny in your life? In which case ASDA will sell you Microsoft's console and Bungie's FPSRPG for £308 if you use the 'CONSOLE' voucher code at checkout. This is much less than the retail price of the solus machine itself, and a spectacularly hot bit of deal estate.

Conversely, you can pay £309 for a different bundle -- Dragon Age Inquisition, Advanced Warfare, GTA V and more are included. Again, be sure to add the "CONSOLE" voucher code. Thanks to barkbark @ HUKD!

Pigeon Paramours, Console Confusion, and Carl's Big Choice - Game Buzz #88

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Matt Gardner
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Pigeon Paramours, Console Confusion, and Carl's Big Choice - Game Buzz #88

This week's Game Buzz sees us take a gander at Nintendo's new new 3DS and attempt to understand its confusing branding and odd design choices, Jon explains in fowl detail how to chat up birds, I forget how to use words in describing Bayonetta 2's bonkers magnificence, we choose our favourite Batman film (and talk about Arkham Knight), and Carl might finally be about to buy a new-gen console.

Game Buzz | Episode 88 - Pigeon Paramours, Console Confusion, and Carl's Big Choice. Recorded 22nd August, 2014.

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.

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Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle now only £309.97 at Gamestop

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Jonathan Lester
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Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle now only £309.97 at Gamestop

If you're in the market for an Xbox One this year, or hovering on the fence with a severe case of the 'grass is always greener' effect, Gamestop might be about to tip you over the edge. They're currently offering a £309.97 price for the white Xbox One console and Sunset Overdrive, which is extremely competitive to say the least. It's cheaper than the solus Xbox One and even PS4 at retail!

You won't receive it until 31st October, though, and remember that it's the garish white version. At least it won't show scratches and dust anywhere near as much. Thanks once again to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!

The Grass Is Always Greener... I have a PS4, so why do I really want an Xbox One?

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Opinion piece, PS4, PS4 games, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

The Grass Is Always Greener... I have a PS4, so why do I really want an Xbox One?

The grass is always greener on the other side. Early on in a new generation of consoles, you usually have to pick between two big rivals. It’s been like that throughout all of my formative gaming years. Sega vs. Nintendo. Nintendo Vs Sony. Sony Vs Microsoft. Whatever side you choose though, chances are your console is going to have a slow start during the first 18 months, especially with development time of the big Triple A titles getting longer and longer.

As a PS4 gamer I’ve had plenty of games to enjoy since launch from exclusives like Infamous and Killzone to the compelling third-party efforts like Assassin’s Creed IV, Wolfenstein the Lego games and more recently Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. After E3 and Gamescom though, I have to admit I’ve been getting itchy feet and the feeling that I’m missing out by not having an Xbox One, like I said, the grass is always greener and all that.

Sony has kept many of their exclusives under tight wraps, with nothing solid to show yet for Uncharted and The Last Guardian. The constant delays and changing messages of DriveClub haven’t been encouraging and The Order: 1886 is still lacking that special something. And don’t even get me started on the complete silence on the future of the God of War series.

The Grass Is Always Greener... I have a PS4, so why do I really want an Xbox One?

Yet I look over at the Xbox One lineup and I see my beloved Insomniac bringing all the fun to the table with Sunset Overdrive (which I’ve managed to convince myself will be boring after half an hour) when gaming is crying out for a new-gen platformer in the ilk of Ratchet & Clank.

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Get an Xbox One Kinect Sensor for only £129 from Microsoft... wait, are you serious?!

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Kinect, Microsoft, Xbox One

Get an Xbox One Kinect Sensor for only £129 from Microsoft... wait, are you serious?!

Xbox One Kinect Sensor | Microsoft | £129.99
Xbox One review | Kinect Voice Commands Guide

Did you pick up a Kinect-less Xbox One and want to add voice command functionality to the Xbox experience? Fancy trying out auto sign-in and playing the tiny number of Kinect-enabled games the way they were meant to be experienced? Well you'll soon be in luck, because Microsoft are releasing the standalone Kinect sensor for the bargain price of...

... £129.99?!

This deal is over. Now it's ranting time.

DEAL ABORTED. CLICK HERE FOR THE ENSUING RANT >>

Dreamfall Chapters: Sony more "proactive” than Microsoft, "it made sense to go with PlayStation"

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Dreamfall Chapters, Game news, Playstation 4, Ragnar Tornquist, Red Thread Games, Xbox One

Dreamfall Chapters: Sony more "proactive” than Microsoft, "it made sense to go with PlayStation"

“We’d be happy to take it to Xbox later on”

It may have only been on the big screen for mere seconds, but the news that Dreamfall Chapters would be coming to consoles first on Playstation 4 was a welcome surprise at this year’s Gamescom. So, it was obviously something I wanted to talk about with Ragnar Tørnquist & Dag Scheve of Red Thread Games when I met up with them the following day, to learn more about how the deal was made, and if it meant that Xbox One owners would missing out.

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The 2014 Gamescom Awards - Game Buzz #87

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Beards, Bedlam, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dead Island 2, Game Buzz, Gamescom 2014, Hideo Kojima, Podcast, PS4, PWNCAST, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Silent Hills, Wii U, Xbox One

The 2014 Gamescom Awards - Game Buzz #87

It's time for the Gamescom post-mortem, prepare yourselves for awards, arguments, and accolades as we get stuck into the best and the worst of this year's show.

And a discussion about beards.

Game Buzz | Episode 87 - The 2014 Gamescom Awards. Recorded 22nd August, 2014.

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.

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Get an Xbox One and a big game for £329.00 at ASDA

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Microsoft, Xbox One

Get an Xbox One and a big game for £329.00 at ASDA

Tempted by an Xbox One? Don't much care for Kinect? In which case ASDA will sell you Microsoft's console and one of its biggest games for less than the retail price of the solus machine itself. Just choose a game bundle -- Destiny, Dragon Age Inquisition, Advanced Warfare, GTA V and more are included -- and add the "CONSOLE" voucher code at checkout.

Thanks to Bure11 @ HUKD!