OPINION

Remember Reach

Halo: Reach is officially back. The long awaited port of the last Halo game made under Bungie is coming to Xbox One and PC on December 3rd. Reach is also the last good Halo game (Kidding! Sort of...) so if you’re awaiting Halo Infinite like I am, ... [Read More]
December 2, 2019

Ryse: Son of Rome is a game about brutal, slow motion combat set in a gorgeous world

Ryse: Son of Rome was a launch game for the Xbox One and was met with middling at best reception from critics. I personally stayed away from the game based on what I heard from critics. The two big criticisms were that the story was uninspired ... [Read More]
November 29, 2019

Shpeshal Ed's Top 5 – Week 10

As many would know, this month we saw the 18th, 14th and 6th birthdays of the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One respectively. Given the age, I'm going to put my focus on the original Xbox and give my Top 5 original Xbox games of all time. 5. Rallis... [Read More]
November 29, 2019

Phil Spencer “Nobody’s asking for VR”

Phil Spencer made his stance on VR pretty clear in an interview with Stevivor. He says that “I have some issues with VR — it’s isolating and I think of games as a communal, kind of together experience. We’re responding to what our ... [Read More]
November 26, 2019

Shpeshal Ed’s Top 5 – Week 9

This week I want to go over my Top 5 2D Metroidvanias of all time. Why the 2D qualifier? Because over the last 5-10 years, the genre has seen it's fair share of 3D action adventure games that borrow a lot from the Metroidvania principles. Tomb ... [Read More]
November 13, 2019

X019 is days away, and here’s what we’re hoping to see!

This coming Thursday, November 14th, Xbox fans across the world will be waiting to see just what, if any, surprises that the Xbox team will have in store for X019 in London. While the team here at XboxEra would recommend tempering expectations, ... [Read More]
November 11, 2019

Shpeshal Ed’s Top 5 – Week 8

To mark the release of Modern Warfare, I've decided to look at my Top 5 Call of Duty games of all time. While my interest in the series has waned over the years, the series has still produced some of the best shooters I've played and here are my 5 ... [Read More]
November 2, 2019

The Outer Worlds First Impressions!

It's time to suit up and take the fight to the mega corporations ruling over the land. We play through the first hour of this space western RPG, share our thoughts, and kill a few marauders along the way. How does the game look and perform? Is ... [Read More]
October 25, 2019

Xbox Game Streaming – Hands-on Impressions

Team Xbox have finally given the public access to Project XCloud, with an invite-only beta for the UK, US and Korea. I've spent a few days now testing Xbox Game Streaming via a number of methods - WiFi in a Hotel in Atlanta, my home broadband ... [Read More]
October 22, 2019

Shpeshal Ed’s Top 5 – Week 7

It seems I can't shake my nostalgia kick and this week have decided I'd like to look at which Microsoft IPs I'd like brought back for the next Xbox. Much like they brought back Killer Instinct for Xbox One. 5. Kameo Kameo began it's ... [Read More]
October 17, 2019

Four Questions I have about Project Scarlett

Next Gen is coming. The team at Xbox announced that Project Scarlett would be coming Holiday 2020, and a few weeks ago Sony officially announced that the PlayStation 5 will be out around the same time. We don’t know much about either console ... [Read More]
October 8, 2019