For nearly twenty years, Microsoft’s Xbox has been a constant force in gaming, nestled alongside Sony’s PlayStation as one of the most popular gaming brands. With the coming shift that the upcoming Xbox Series X will bring, fans have been clamoring for more details on what’s to come with next-gen. While the console itself features some impressive features, the one thing that players are especially excited to see more of, and to get their hands on, is the controller itself. The many controllers throughout Xbox’s history have placed themselves among the pantheon of gaming’s most iconic devices, and the Xbox Series X’s controller looks to continue on a tradition of having an accessible and engaging peripheral to get a grip on.
With this in mind, we wanted to take a look at the history of the Xbox’s key controllers and upgrades. Many of these controllers would possess features and innovations that would go on to become trailblazers for more exciting and accessible ways to play for the audience. In this video, video producer Jay Julio takes us back to the beginning with the Xbox’s original controller–often known as The Duke–and explains how each device paved the way for what came next.
Digital Foundry – A superb game on last-gen systems but somewhat rough around the edges with very questionable performance, Saints Row The Third Remastered addresses all of these issues, radically upgrades all visual aspects of the presentation and to put it simply, it’s one of the best remasters we’ve seen.
Activision has announced Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2, a remake/remaster from Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy developer Vicarious Visions. Compiling the first two THPS games, remade with new graphics but that classic gameplay, the new game will be released on September 4, 2020, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
THPS 1 and 2 features most of the original soundtrack, the same stages, some new tricks, and more robust character and skatepark creation tools.
From easter eggs, references and awesome design touches, we’ve found 21 brilliant little details in Resident Evil 3.
Digital Foundry – Join Rich and John for a detailed breakdown of the new performance patch for the Xbox One X version of Resident Evil 3 Remake. Resolution drops, with just a small impact on image quality – but on the plus side, performance improvements are radical: anything from a 50 to 70 per cent boost to frame-rate in GPU-bound areas. So how does the new patch compare to PS4 Pro – and what’s the story with the free demo?
* Adventure games – Riven / Broken Sword / Full Throttle / Professor Layton
* No Man’s Sky Beyond
* Walking simulators – Whats Remains of Edith Finch / The Unfinished Swan
* Visual novels Va-ha11-a
* Driving around in Forza Horizon (skipping missions and races) – Test Drive Unlimited, Forza Horizon 3 & 4
I’ve own an XBOX One X for two years now…so it was about time I did a video on my game collection for this great console!
Unboxing new Doom Eternal limited Collector’s Edition. Doomguy wearable helmet, steelbook, Xbox One copy, c-cassette mini soundtrack and artbook. Thanks to Bethesda for sending these packages for early unboxing!