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About Christine Mitchell

Christine has been a gamer for many years starting on the ZX Spectrum. Based in Scotland she is an IT professional but is excited to be working for XBLAFans and hopes to make the jump into Journalism. Follow Christine on Twitter @Miss_AllSunday
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Xbox gamers to vote for next Press Play game
1 week ago

Xbox gamers to vote for next Press Play game

Press Play, the development studio behind Kalimba and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood has invited gamers to help choose and develop its next game. Press Play will be opening up …
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Don't Starve: Giant Edition wandering onto Xbox One this month
2 weeks ago

Don't Starve: Giant Edition wandering onto Xbox One this month

Uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don’t Starve is finally making its way to Xbox One this month. Players take on the role of Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who Read More

Beyond Eyes review: A walk on the blind side
2 weeks ago

Beyond Eyes review: A walk on the blind side

Beyond Eyes is an unusual game, telling the story of a young girl named Rae who lost her sight in a freak accident. Rae lives a lonely life Read More

Minecraft goes Greek with new DLC pack
4 weeks ago

Minecraft goes Greek with new DLC pack

Fancy becoming mythic? Minecraft players can do just that with a new Greek Mythology DLC pack released last week for Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions.

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Cortana coming to Xbox One with brand new dashboard design
3 months ago

Cortana coming to Xbox One with brand new dashboard design

The Xbox One is to get a completely redesigned user interface this fall. Microsoft are making some big changes to the overall design to ensure that gamers have a …
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Beyond Eyes revealed for Xbox One

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New ID@Xbox title Beyond Eyes will be launching on Xbox One this summer. First revealed during Microsoft’s E3 conference yesterday, Beyond Eyes is a game where players guide a blind girl through an unfamiliar world, revealing it through touch, scent and sound. The unusual premise of Beyond Eyes is set show players the colourful and imaginative world of 10 year old Rae, who lost her sight in an accident as a toddler, as she ventures outside her familiar surroundings in search of a fat cat named Nani.

Beyond Eyes is being developed by newcomer Sherida Halatoe under the name tiger & squid who hopes her first project shows that it is possible to create meaningful, emotion driven games without stripping away all gameplay elements. She is being assisted by veteran studio Team17 to bring the game to Xbox One in 2015. \Check out the beautiful E3 teaser after the jump.

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Castle Crashers Remastered crash landing on Xbox One this summer
3 months ago

Castle Crashers Remastered crash landing on Xbox One this summer

The Behemoth are bringing their classic RPG beat 'em up Castle Crashers to Xbox One this summer. The new Castle Crashers Remastered will feature various performance updates including an …
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Newsbits: Super Time Force update, Sling TV and Ori meets Meat Boy
5 months ago

Newsbits: Super Time Force update, Sling TV and Ori meets Meat Boy

XBLA Fans Newsbits

Super Time Force received a free update this week. The new Ultra Update includes the Helladecks, made up of 50 new challenge levels that force players to use their time-rewinding skills in a different way, and a new Ultra Force mode which is unlocked after you complete the game and is said to be an alternate style of time-forcing with extra-powerful versions of the Time Force team. Achievement hunters will also be pleased to know that the update brings five new achievements worth a total of 375 Gamerscore.

Sling TV recently launched a new app exclusively for Xbox One. The new app, which allows viewers to watch live TV instantly without a cable company, offers the same great features gamers have come to expect, including the ability to Snap, Pin to Home and use voice or gesture controls with Kinect for Xbox One. Microsoft are also offering a limited time deal of three free months of Sling TV service with the purchase of an Xbox One console via the Microsoft Store (US only).

And finally, current Xbox One darling Ori and the Blind Forest secretly paid tribute to one of XBLA Fans all-time favourites Super Meat Boy. Meat Boy himself can be spotted behind a hidden wall in the Blind Forest, apparently fallen victim to a bed of spikes. Check out the video on how to spot this charming easter egg after the jump.

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Izle announced for Xbox One

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Indie developers Area Effect, founded by Ubisoft veteran Alexis Bacot, have announced that they are bringing new action-adventure RPG Izle to Xbox One. The game invites players to build their own world by summoning the power of the gods and terraforming a variety of procedurally generated islands, each one unique and filled with secrets. Of course with great power comes great responsibility and players will also need to defend their islands from the forces of shadows.

Xbox One gamers shouldn’t get excited just yet however, as Izle is still a long way off with Area Effect hoping to bring the game to the console sometime in 2016. A Kickstarter campaign to support the development of Izle will launch this spring, but as the game enters the alpha stage those curious enough can register to become part of an upcoming, closed alpha test on the official Izle website. Check out the new alpha trailer after the jump.

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White Night descending on Xbox One March 6
7 months ago

White Night descending on Xbox One March 6

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Independent developer OSome Studio have announced that their eerie 1930s noir adventure, White Night is set to release on Xbox One on March 6 for $14.99. Set in a shadowy mansion after a near-fatal car crash, White Night makes players search for aid whilst unearthing the secrets of the manor’s past. The game is said to be a narrative-driven survival horror title blending third-person action with exploration and puzzle-solving.

White Night’s moody black and white art style may be what first catches the eye, but it's not just for show, playing a pivotal part in the game mechanics with light providing sanctuary and a resource to be managed. White Night was first spotted on last year’s famous E3 ID@Xbox montage video, but now has its very own launch trailer. Catch it after the jump.

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