Curve Digital and Skyhook Games are releasing a game many thought would never exist: Lawn Mowing Simulator. This game, which also delves into detailed business management, is set in the British countryside, and coming to Xbox Series S|X and Steam. Players will be able to ride authentic and expansive roster of licensed lawn mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as they manage their mowing business. Read more for the announcement trailer and more information.
Photo credit: Ismail Mits
Some may not fancy how the Xbox Series X / S look, but what if the same design were applied to Sony’s PlayStation? If Microsoft ever acquired its competitor, this is what one of their next-generation consoles could look like, courtesy of designer Ismail Mits. The Xbox Design Team says the console looks the way it does is because they were designed to fit in anyone’s home, as they are architectural in nature, have personality as well as a visual appearance that stands up over time. Read more for additional pictures.
Rare’s GoldenEye 007 made its debut on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, and this first-person shooter was based on the feature film of the same name. The single-player campaign let you assume the role of British Secret Intelligence Service agent James Bond as he fights to prevent a criminal syndicate from using a satellite weapon against London to cause a global financial meltdown. One thing you may not know is that in 2007, there was an HD remaster in the works for Xbox Live Arcade. Read more to watch a full playthrough.
Kentucky Fried Chicken partnered with Cooler Master to create the KFConsole, an Xbox-inspired video game console built from the ground up capable of running games in stunning 4k, 240fps. Unlike traditional game consoles or PCs, this device has a Chicken Chamber that utilizes the natural heat and airflow system to keep food warm. This lets you focus on your gameplay and enjoy hot, crispy chicken between rounds. Read more for a video and additional information.
Taika Waititi Academy Award-winning director (‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Thor Ragnarok,’ ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’), merged the worlds of art, science, and gaming to make the dreams of gamer Krystal Holmes (also known as MoonLiteWolf) a reality, after she played the Xbox Series X. Yes, the famous director actually researched everything about the boundless depths of MoonLiteWolf’s detailed and vibrant dreams and then puts a fun twist on Master Chief. Read more to watch the short film, titled “Lucid Odyssey”.
Sure, Cyberpunk 2077 may have been delayed until Dec. 10, but CD Projekt Red wanted to give gamers a sneak peek at what’s in store for them with a special edition of Night City Wire. We get to see gameplay footage from both the Xbox Series X and Xbox One X consoles. For those who have never heard of this game, you play in the first-person perspective of a customizable mercenary known as V, who can acquire skills in hacking / machinery, acquire an arsenal of weapons, and there are even options for melee combat. Read more for the video and additional information.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 is set to launch tomorrow (Nov. 12), so it’s only natural for gamers to pit it against its rival, the newly-released Xbox Series X. Both are the most powerful game consoles currently on the market, but there are some differences. To show them, Digital Foundry compared Devil May Cry V: Special Edition on both in a head-to-head battle. In Normal mode, both can run the game at a native 4K with an unlocked frame rate with just minor dips below 60fps. Read more for the video and additional information.
Gamers have joked that the new Xbox Series X looks like a fridge, and what better way to prove their point than by building an actual life-sized 1:1 scale replica fridge modeled after the next-gen console? Microsoft did just that and a few lucky social media influencers / celebrities have already received one, but now, the company is giving this thing away. To enter the contest, simply follow the official Xbox Twitter account and retweet the giveaway tweet including the hashtag #XSXFridgeSweeps. Read more for two videos and additional information.
With the second season of The Mandalorian just around the corner, Microsoft introduces a new Xbox controller inspired by the series. This peripheral is armor-clad in a Mandalorian pattern reminiscent of beskar steel and comes with a matching Xbox Pro charging stand. Other features include textured grips, custom button mapping, and up two twice the wireless range. Use the magnetic contact system for one-handed play while you charge. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Officially released on September 17, 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has come a long way, thanks to countless modders, and the latest one previews what the PS5 as well as Xbox Series X versions could look like. It uses OreoShaman’s Realism Beyond Graphics MOD 1.0.2 and transforms the game into a whole new experience, which could possibly be made better when played in virtual reality. Since both next-generation consoles have ray-tracing capabilities, these graphics shouldn’t be too far off. Read more for the video and additional information.