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What To Expect From Games With Gold This February

Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to a few decent games when it comes to Games with Gold for this February, with one of them being a game I've wanted on my One via BC for flipping ages.

Starting February 1st Xbox One players can look forward to Shadow Warrior as the Xbox One game, with Split Second (which joined the BC catalogue today) being the 360/Xbox One offering until Feb 16th.

On February 16th two new games takeover with Xbox One release Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India joining, and the 360 offering of Crazy Taxi dropping too.

Decent batch for next month if you ask me, hopefully seeing Split Second get a second wind when it comes to online play. What are your thoughts? Let me know on Twitter or in the comment section below.

Xbox Game Pass To See All Future Microsoft Published Games Joining The Service At Launch

On Tuesday, head of gaming at Xbox, Phil Spencer, shared some great news about Game Pass, the subscription-based service that launched on the console back in June of 2017.

Going forward, Microsoft plans to release games that are both Xbox One exclusive and published by Microsoft Studios onto the Game Pass service the day they launch. What does this mean for the immediate future? Well expect games such as Sea of Thieves (March 30th), State of Decay 2. and Crackdown 3 for now, but MS also teased that loved series such as Halo. Gears of War. and Forza will also do the same when the next games are launched (let's get E3 out the way first shall we).

There have been mixed feelings about this offering on the Internet so far (always the way). I Personally get the value of game pass for anyone getting a new console and wanting to boost their game collection for a set amount of months.But currently (and I'm sure other long-time gamers will feel this way) the service needs to offer way …

HXR Review - Need For Speed Payback

It seems like an eternity since a Need For Speed game was something that had racing fans getting all excited about it, with the series now in a place where gamers have sort of given up on it in a way. While the Need for Speed series has been one I've sort of enjoyed playing over the years, I can't say that when asked about a favorite racing game from the past I've ever felt the need to mention one of the many games in this series, with many gamers like myself almost always having more of a fondness for games such as Split Second, Blur (these two might be just me), and Burnout. So what does Payback offer that every other arcade racer doesn't was the question I had going in for this review, and also crossing my fingers that they lowered the fistbump count seen in the cut-scenes of the last game. Spoiler, they thankfully did.

Need for Speed Payback sees you taking the wheel and controlling three characters in total, with Tyler, Mac, and Jess fighting back against a group…

DLC Review - Aaero: 1000DaysWasted Drum & Bass Pack & Ship DLC

You saw my love for Aaero when it released last year with the review I did for it (found here), with the game also nearly making it into my top three games of the year when it came to it on my last post of 2017. So of course with DLC coming out I was going to use that excuse to load up the game once again to see what this cheap and cheerful drum & Bass DLC was all about.

Pricing for this stuff is all pretty simple, with the DLC track pack coming in at just $4.99/£3.99 if you feel like boosting the tracklist the full game has already. New ships on the other hand come as singular downloads, with each new ship costing 79p/$0.99, with Sol, Comet, and Phaser the three ships on offer. No bundle including all ships and track DLC is available. This being so players can pay for what they want and not end up buying stuff they don't care about.

While the game has a mixed bag of well-known artists and songs to play already, this pack highlights the talents of British born DJ and producer…

Innerspace Coming To The Xbox One Next Week

No, this is not the videogame version of that decent 80's flick starring Martin Short and Dennis Quaid which saw Quaid being small enough to be injected into the body of Short, although this does need to happen now I come to think about it. Innerspace is an exploration flying game brought to us by Aspyr and Polyknight Games, and hitting the Xbox One (and other formats) January 16th.

What's it all about you say? Well the game began as a project among college friends and evolved into a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2014. The Story of the game is all about a place simply called the Inverse, a dying realm where entire civilizations have perished, yet ancient gods still wander. The website for the game gives a few other tidbits of info, but it seems to be very much a game where exploring and working out what's the deal is the whole point of it. You know, the really easy games to review without trying to spoil it for all. Trailer looks nice and that's what made m…