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Xbox E3 Sale: The biggest sale of the year on games, controllers and even the Xbox One X
11 months ago

Xbox E3 Sale: The biggest sale of the year on games, controllers and even the Xbox One X

In preperation for next week’s E3 festivities, Microsoft has announced that they are having their biggest sale of the year on all things Xbox. The E3 Week Sale will start …
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HUGE Spring Sale on Xbox One games!
1 year ago

HUGE Spring Sale on Xbox One games!

Microsoft is doing their spring sale this week – and it’s a big one! There are tons of great Xbox One ID@Xbox and indie games on sale. See all the …
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Xbox 360 & Xbox One HUGE Spring Sale!
2 years ago

Xbox 360 & Xbox One HUGE Spring Sale!

Microsoft is doing their spring sale this week – and it’s a big one! There are tons of great Xbox 360 and Xbox One ID@Xbox and indie games on sale. …
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Weekly deals: Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold
2 years ago

Weekly deals: Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold

Thanks for joining us again for the weekly round up of the Deals with Gold. Please remember that all prices listed below require an Xbox Live Gold membership.

XBLA Fans’ 2016 Game of the Year Awards
2 years ago

XBLA Fans’ 2016 Game of the Year Awards

2016 was a big year for XBLA Fans, and to say we’ve been busy would be an understatement. Just shy of 150 indie games passed through our proverbial door for …
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Tuesday new releases: December 6, 2016
2 years ago

Tuesday new releases: December 6, 2016

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Last week may have been a bit lacking when it came to indie game new releases but this week seems to be starting off on a different note with Abzu and Wand …
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Weekly deals: Xbox 360 & Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold
2 years ago

Weekly deals: Xbox 360 & Xbox One sales and Deals with Gold

Thanks for joining us again for the weekly round up of the Deals with Gold. Please remember that all prices listed below require an Xbox Live Gold membership.

First …
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Find your way in Abzu when it (hopefully) finds its way to Xbox One
4 years ago

Find your way in Abzu when it (hopefully) finds its way to Xbox One

You’ve heard of Journey, no doubt. Maybe you weren’t fortunate enough to play thatgamecompany’s beloved exploration title because it was a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but you’ve surely heard of it. Read More

The Solus Project preview: Unreal aspirations
4 years ago

The Solus Project preview: Unreal aspirations

“We want people to look at it and say, ‘OK, that’s something Activision could make,'” Grip Games CEO and co-founder Jakub Mikyska says of The Solus Project following a hands-on session with the game at E3.

It’s a lofty goal, and I’m not entirely sure it’s one the teams at Grip Games and co-developer Teotl Studios are pulling off. But The Solus Project certainly does not appear as an indie game. So while you’re unlikely to mistake it for something with the visual fidelity of Destiny or the next Call of Duty, the Unreal Engine 4-powered game at least looks like it’s slipped into that somewhat barren in-between category. The Solus Project‘s graphics make it look like a AA game. It’s something more technically impressive than what gamers are used to getting at ID@Xbox price points, but you’re unlikely to mistake it for the next Activision blockbuster.

The demo opens with us taking control of an astronaut stranded on a grassy beach with a rocky outcrop to one side and a body of water to the other. Straight forward it is, then. Mikyska tells me that players can pick up things in the environment, so I immediately try to grab every plant I see, but most aren’t pick-ups. Eventually I do come across some plants that can be picked up along with water, health packs, a flashlight and other goodies.

Intelligently managing and holding onto items will be important, since you’ll need resources to prevent dying of exposure, thirst or starvation. Your inventory will of course be limited to prevent stocking up on too many resources to easily overcome the game’s challenges.

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