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The Night Owl

Coder by day, gamer and film fan by night. Websites are one of many things I do. A big fan of classic/retro gaming especially of Atari systems. I can also cook. ;)

Backward compatibility on Xbox One

[UPDATE: 2016-03-21 – A up to date list of backward compatible titles is now available from Major Nelson’s site.] One of the best (and most surprising) announcements at Microsoft’s E3-2015 presentation was that the Xbox One would soon be able to play Xbox 360 games. And not just discs; […]

Bethesda @ E3 2015 – Impressions

Taking the lead and getting their show out of the way even before E3 had started could have gone sideways for Bethesda but they delivered a great presentation that pushed the properties that will be a big part of their catalogue for the next twelve months. Seeing a […]

E3 2015 predictions

With the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) only a day and a bit away from starting in Los Angeles, I thought I’d throw out a few last minutes predictions. With competition fierce there is bound to be plenty of quotable news to come out of this week. Already, there’s […]

Halo 5 – Pre E3 Roundup

A couple of days ago Game Informer posted up a teaser video that hinted at what to expect in their upcoming coverage of Halo 5: Guardians. People familiar with Halo “lore” might notice at least one familiar face… A couple of key items from their article were later […]

Mad Max: Fury Road – Review

George Miller’s return to the franchise that made him famous way back in 1979 was a long time coming and through numerous delays, changing actors and even locations, we get to see how thirty years experience in the business can change a director’s vision of their past work. […]

Fallout announcement iminent

As I post this, a countdown timer on Bethesda’s Fallout website is counting down to its last two hours. The big hope is we’ll be getting confirmation of Fallout 4, one of the company’s worst kept secrets. With luck it’ll be with a trailer and some footage too.

The Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter goes live

Celebrating 30 years of the original game’s release, Brian Fargo and inXile Entertainment are revisiting dungeon crawling with The Bard’s Tale IV. With previous successes Wasteland 2 (released last year) and Torment: Tides of Numenera coming soon, it seems natural for the team to continue their success through crowdfunding […]