Hotshot Racing – Reviving the arcade racing glory years

Remember Daytona USA? Used to love a bit of Outrun? Curve Digital, Sumo Digital and Lucky Mountain Games are looking to revive those glory days of the arcade racing scene with Hotshot Racing on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and ...

Exclusive interview with Convoy Games as Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike prepares to blast on to Xbox One, PS4 and Switch

After spending many a year over on Steam, pushing the PC crowds through numerous tactical battles, it’s time for Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike to make its way to console, launching on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. With such a ...

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 28 – Xbox Game Pass gets even better with Red Dead 2

Your weekly dose of our TheXboxHub podcast is here, discussing all sorts of gaming news, opinions about a selection of recent releases, and anything interesting going on in other forms of media. In TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 28 you can ...

It’s National Tell A Story Day – Here are 6 of the Greatest Gaming Twists We Never Saw Coming!

In the latest in the occasional series designed to celebrate and draw attention to the weird and wonderful variety of international and national days, we have April 27th – National Tell A Story Day. If there is a better fit ...

Exclusive interview with Hi-Rez Studios talking all things Rogue Company

Promising slick shooting, explosive gameplay and action movie flair, the upcoming launch of Rogue Company on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC is one that has many excited. When we were given the opportunity to find out more about ...

Looking back to 2015 and the whizzy driving fun of Project CARS

In a world where games like Forza Motorsport, Gran Turismo and Assetto Corsa exist, it must take pretty big cojones to look at these games and think “I can do better!”. This would appear to be the thinking of the ...

Looking all the way back to 2000 and Excitebike 64 on Nintendo 64

In the late 1990s scores of developers had to face the challenge of adapting some of their properties into the new realm of dimension, 3D. Few made the transition better than Nintendo. It was helped obviously by the fact that ...

Exclusive interview with Milestone Studios as they discuss MotoGP 20 and more

If you’re interested in two-wheeled motorsport and you like your video games, then chances are you would have played a game by Milestone Studios. The leaders in the virtual motorcycle racing scene, Milestone have a plethora of hits behind them, ...

Looking back to 2000 and the hilariously bad Daikatana

Duke Nukem Forever, Superman 64, and Daikatana. All of these titles are talked about in a similar sphere – some of the greatest flops of all time. Daikatana had a world-renowned lead designer, plenty of shocking advertisements and a huge ...

Looking back to 1980 and the birth of PAC-MAN

Regular visitors to TheXboxHub will have seen the series of articles that we have published, looking back 5, 10, 15 and 20 years to the most influential of games; those that had an impact on the gaming world. This article ...

Looking back to 2000 with the launch of Perfect Dark and Rare at their finest

When Perfect Dark landed on Nintendo 64 in the year 2000, it came out at a time when gaming had stepped into the 128-bit era with Dreamcast and PlayStation 2, yet it was Nintendo’s 64-bit machine which still had a ...

The Evolution of Video Game Explosions

Let’s talk about explosions – specifically digital explosions and their evolution.  Modern day games and the upcoming next generation of consoles have impressive technological capabilities, with the Xbox Series X supporting 12 teraflops of power and running up to 120 ...

Taking a look at the strength of the street with Street Power Football on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC

Football isn’t just about the World Cup, the Euros, the Copa América, the FA Cup, or even about Liverpool putting aside 30 years of hurt to finally be crowned champions of the English game. You see, off the pitch, and ...

Flipping and tricking with Easy Day Studios’ Skater XL

It has long been known that 2020 is the year of the skateboarding game. Tony Hawk will soon be back with remastered and reworked versions of his classics, EA have teased that Skate is on the cards, and the highly ...

Suiting up with Rogue Company on Xbox One

What the world needs right now is another team-based PvP shooter, and luckily that’s exactly what Hi-Rez Studios have brought to the table with the release of Rogue Company. Now, as this game is currently in Early Access form, a ...

The Swine Proves that Small Indie Titles Deserve a Console Port

Fear is sometimes inexplicable. It has many forms, yet all unique to any given individual. Fear cannot simply be defined – it is an unshakable feeling that chews away at the psyche. The most powerful games are ones that leave ...

Help us raise money for SpecialEffect – the Gamers’ Charity

There are two passions in my life – gaming and cycling. And so with the arrival of MyRideLondon 2020 I get the chance to combine the two – riding a stupidly long distance on my bike, all while raising ...

No Straight Roads is EDMpressive

No Straight Roads starts very impressively. After making your way through the J Rock-inspired title menu, you are greeted to the story in a very cinematic opening. “The biggest change can come from the most unexpected individual” is both the ...

What’s being served up with Tennis World Tour 2 on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC?

Back in 2018 long suffering tennis fans were finally given the opportunity to embark on a new ace-hitting career with the arrival of a couple of new tennis titles – Tennis World Tour and AO International Tennis. It had been ...

Ary and the Secret of Seasons offers the joys of Spring and the dead of Winter

I think it’s going to be very easy to misconstrue what it is that Ary and the Secret of Seasons really offers. It immediately offers a power fantasy of a young adventurer taking on the world and winning, before pulling ...

Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down Playing These Games on the National Underwear Day

Whether you celebrate them or not, most of us know about these all-important festivities. Christmas, Easter, Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving and, most importantly, the Jeff Goldblum Day. Yes, that last one is an actual day in Pittsburgh. But there are other oddball ...

Remothered: Broken Porcelain Preview – Don’t whistle till you’re out of the woods

The way humans understand both music and fear is so innate. It feels almost primal and this is something Remothered has a great understanding of. There’s a short whistle that permeates each and every action you choose so it, like ...

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 46: Gamescom 2020 Special

When it comes to gaming conferences, the overall approach has had to drastically change during the current pandemic. Nevertheless, the much anticipated Gamescom 2020 went ahead in a new format and kicked off proceedings with a two-hour live stream full ...

Top 5 Dead by Daylight Killers

Dead by Daylight’s killers have seen a lot of changes since the game’s debut in 2016. The game balance provides room for new killers and new perks which then lead to more game balancing. Dead by Daylight may be considered ...

Mastering the HyperCurve with HyperBrawl Tournament on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC

When Milky Tea Studios were founded back in 2005, their sole goal was to make it in the mobile and browser scene. But that changed in 2014 when they decided to hit the big time and take a chance in ...

Top 10 Sports that Deserve a (Good) Video Game

There have been 27 FIFA games. 2-7. Sure, you could get all cynical and say there’s only been five or so different FIFA games, but let’s not get facetious. Now, did we really need every one of those 27? Couldn’t ...

Up Next: The Pick of the Xbox One Games in October 2020

In the run up to the Xbox Series X, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Phil Spencer would kick off the boots, put his good slippers on and have a well-deserved rest. But no! The Xbox One is absolutely pumping ...

The Portrayal of Mental Health in Video Games – Is the Tide Changing?

While only in its infancy, the 2020s are shaping up to be the decade of the uber-woke: you can’t so much as glance at a screen nowadays without being shown stories of racial discrimination, political tension and a certain little ...

A Disney Sing-along with Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

It’s hard to believe that in amongst all these AAA games coming out – not to mention shiny new consoles – there is a brand-new Kingdom Hearts title as well. Melody of Memory isn’t your standard Kingdom Hearts title; instead ...

Chatting sweet desserts with Cake Bash’s game director

Even though some may disagree, games are meant to be fun, and for many that is where party games really do come to the fore. Over recent years the food themed Overcooked! series has been the go-to for anyone looking ...

WIN an EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 601 or 602 Gaming Headset Worth £199!

There are many headsets rolling around the gaming space, but some of the best are from those at EPOS | SENNHEISER with their 600 range of gaming headset providing the goods in many ways. Fancy winning one of two ...

Unpacking the Bethesda Acquisition: What We Know and What We Can Guess

A few weeks ago, Microsoft completely shocked the world by announcing that Zenimax Media, parent company of the studios Arkane, Id, Zenimax Online, Alpha Dog, MachineGames, Roundhouse, Tango and, of course, Bethesda Game Studios would be joining the Xbox family. ...

Taking a run with TombStar in Beta

TombStar is a game that could lead to somewhere great, but it currently isn’t there just yet. Luckily this is what makes a beta so good. They give you a chance to see a game and to say what you’d ...

Gods Will Fall Preview – There Shall be a Reckoning

With the recent releases of Immortals: Fenyx Rising and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it’s starting to feel like the industry needs some new ideas when it comes to ancient mythological settings. It’s either Greek this or Norse that, and they just ...

Looking Back to 2001 with Paper Mario – Flat Out Fun

Believe it or not, there was such a time before Xbox was on the gaming scene. That’s right (I’m showing my age now), it was the PlayStation who was the new kid on the block, and the epic console war ...

Looking Back to 1995 and the unkillable genius of Worms

Being a bit of an old-timer, I remember the launch of Worms. As an owner of an Atari ST, I’d read all of the Amiga magazines simply because games would hit the Amiga first, and our team would get them ...

ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights Preview – A World of Unending Rain

It’s hard to beat a good Metroidvania game, both in the sense that they are difficult and the genre just lends itself to very fun games. Many of the best games ever released are Metroidvanias with stunning artwork, beautiful soundtracks, ...

Balan Wonderworld: The return of Yuji Naka to the limelight

When we think about the pioneer designers of gaming who are instantly recognisable just by their name alone, there are very few which come to mind. Irrespective of how loyal you are to the Xbox brand, the name Shigeru Miyamoto ...

Olija Preview: The First Must-Play Game of 2021?

There have been good games so far in 2021, but we’re still waiting for the first great one. That wait may come to an end soon, as we’ve played a few hours of a small game called Olija (pronounced oh-lee-yah, ...

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 63: Nic Cage, game delays and Pokemon Snap

Welcome back for another instalment of our weekly podcast as the gaming world begins to awaken from its slumber. There have been more game delays, surprising reveals like the New Pokemon Snap, and release dates for a selection of highly ...


TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 64: Hunting the Xbox Exclusives for 2021

Looking Back to 2016 and the Undead Vegetation of Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2

Talking Jurassic World Evolution and Xbox Game Pass with Frontier Developments

Looking back to 1996 with Pokemon Red and Green – The Journey Begins

Looking Back to 2011 and de Blob 2 – one of the few to get family gaming right

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 67: Sending love to Cyberpunk this Valentine’s Day

Looking Back to 1986 and the one that started it all: The Legend of Zelda

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 70: Outriders on the storm

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 68: Nintendo: Direct-ors Cut

Which games should you play with your partner this Valentine’s Day?

The 8 Best Pokemon Games You May Have Missed From The Last 25 Years

Looking Back to 1991 and the inimitable Lemmings

Looking back to 2011 and the strategic LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Looking Back Over 25 Years of Resident Evil – Stranger, Stranger, Now That’s an Achievement

Looking Back to 2001 with the Game Boy Advance – Portable Power House

Combining rhythm gameplay and interactive art – Hands-on with A Musical Story

Roll up, roll up – Exclusive interview with Klabater talking all things The Amazing American Circus

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 72: Square Enix Presents and the Snyder Cut!

Looking back to 2016 and the Booty Shaking Platform Action of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 71: Welcoming Bethesda to the Xbox Family

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 78: Gaming at the Oscars and FIFA’s cash cow

Looking Back to 2006 with Tomb Raider: Legend – An Icon Reborn

Looking Back to 2011 and the Nintendo 3DS: when the gimmicks gave way to the games

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 76: Don’t Rain on our Nintendo Direct Parade

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 77: A fatality for Mortal Kombat

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 73: Future Games Show and [email protected] Twitch Special

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 74: Eternal Doom for the Octopath Traveler

Exclusive Interview: Bunkovsky talks to us about Rise of the Slime

Exclusive Interview: Monochrome throws some light on Tandem: A Tale of Shadows

Is the Rocket League NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack Worth the Money?

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 81: Mass Effect-ing the Korean Football League

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 79: Play, Die, Returnal, Repeat

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 82: Far Cry into Horizon Forbidden West

The Twin Gameplay Loops of King’s Bounty II

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 80: Xbox Series X – After the Honeymoon Phase

Looking Back to 2001 with Bejeweled – In the Middle of a Chain Reaction

Celebrating 30 years of Sonic the Hedgehog

Where Does E3 Go From Here?

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 83: The Calm Before the Storm – Next Stop E3!

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 87: Nintendo and E3 2021 Round-up Special

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 85: Ubisoft Forward 2021 Special

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 84: Summer Game Fest and E3 2021 Prediction Special

Don’t just ride, tinker – RiMS Racing takes things to the nth degree

Looking Back to 1996 with Super Mario 64 – Let’s-a Go!

Wheeling, dealing and mutating in Let’s Build a Zoo

Spending time in the eye-catching world of Out of Line

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 89: PlayStation State of Play July 2021 Special

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 88: Sony acquisitions and EA in-game ads scheme

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 90: EA Play Live 2021 Special

Taking a look at the punishing attacks of Eldest Souls

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 91: Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Maiden Xbox Voyage

Looking Back to 1981 With Donkey Kong – Role Reversal

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 92: Annapurna Interactive Special

Hands-on with King’s Bounty II – The Hexer

A chilled and exclusive interview with ISLANDERS developer GrizzlyGames

Gamescom – The Top 6 Highlights From Opening Night Live

Looking Back to 2016 with Overcooked! – Cooking Up a Storm

TheXboxHub Official Podcast Episode 94: Gamescom 2021 Special

Exclusive Interview – Survios throw the punches as they chat Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions

Why We Haven’t Had a New F-Zero