Microsoft gifted an Xbox Series X-inspired mini fridge late last year to social influencers and celebrities, but now, a similar one is coming this holiday season. Unlike the earlier version, this one boasts a simpler black exterior and a neon green interior, complete with a glowing Xbox logo on the upper left area of the front door. No other details were released, but if we compare this to other mini fridges on the market now, you can expect to pay anywhere between $139 – $199 for one. Read more for the trailer.
Electronic Arts Inc. and DICE revealed the first gameplay trailer for Battlefield 2042, a groundbreaking first-person shooter powered by cutting-edge technology that pushes the capabilities of next generation hardware. The title drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience that includes game-changing destruction, matches filled with up to 128 players and real-time events that reshape the battlefield. Read more for the video, screenshots and additional information.
Direct from the Xbox E3 2021 showcase comes this new Halo Infinite multiplayer reveal trailer, which honors classic Halo combat while also offering new players the support needed to jump in and have an enjoyable time. It introduces Spartan Academy and Spartan Commander Laurette who will help players familiarize themselves with maps, weapons, as well as equipment. There are now bot matches so players of all levels can warm up before they hit the battlefield. Read more for the video and additional information.
Microsoft transforms its Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone into a portable Xbox of sorts, or to be more specific, a controller for Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud). The company has just updated its Xbox Game Pass app for Android to improve support for custom touch controls on dual screen devices, enabling Surface Duo owners to use one of the screens as a controller. Currently, over 50 cloud-enabled games currently support touch controls. Read more for a video of the update from earlier this year showing the Surface Duo as a controller and additional information.
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.