Xbox at E3 shows it finally has games, but is still struggling to match Sony in terms of wow factor

A largely brilliant 90 minutes should have left Xbox fans happy, but Sony still has the upper hand in terms of next-gen showstoppers.
Xbox is doing great right now. It would take someone truly unwilling to give Xbox a shot to come out of watching the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase and not seriously think about being part of that console/PC/Game Pass ecosystem. It was a top notch showcase, with a diverse bunch of games, most of which you can play for less than a coffee and cake each month. It feels like Xbox is finally returning to its Xbox 360 heyday, which is great for everyone who loves video games.
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And yet. Why am I somewhat underhyped? It’s a strange feeling. I’m feeling good about Xbox, looking forward to all the games coming to Game Pass (just look at that image below for a taste of what’s coming, not all of it), and we finally saw some truly next-gen looking games in the form of Microsoft Flight Simulator and Forza Horizon 5, but something was missing. As an e..

Where to pre-order Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

One of the biggest reveals from Square Enix’s E3 showcase was Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which releases October 26 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
You can pre-order the single-player, story-driven game from select retailers using the links below, and also check out what’s included in the digital and physical deluxe cosmic editions.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy pre-order bonusesWith no multiplayer, microtransactions or DLC, Square Enix and Montreal are focussing on their efforts on a rich single-player story in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. You’ll play as Star-Lord, but with a focus on choice-based elements, your interactions with other characters in the game will shape how your story unfolds.
All pre-orders include an early unlock code for the Throwback Guardians Outfit Pack, which instantly unlocks an iconic outfit for each of the five guardians. That’s the Team-Lord outfit for Star-Lord, Black Votex for Gamora, Thanos Imperative for Drax, The Stinger for Rocket,..

Atomic Heart will be on Game Pass day one

Atomic Heart is back with another stunning trailer, but no release date.
At the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, we got treated to a fresh trailer for indie retro-future shooter Atomic Heart.
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Atomic Heart is a first-person shooter taking place in an alternate-future Soviet Union. The world looks like it’s the 1950s, but it has the equivalent of modern technologies like robots, holograms and even the internet. P-3, the game’s protagonist, is a government agent sent to investigate a industrial facility gone quiet.
You’ve likely seen Atomic Heart’s impressive visuals in various RTX trailers from Nvidia, and no doubt in other showcases of the best-looking upcoming indie games. This new trailer does not disappoint in that regard.
Though the trailer doesn’t offer a release date, it does confirm that the game will launch into Xbox Game Pass, across PC, console and cloud.

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