Microsoft’s most recent approach has been accessibility. One of the company’s biggest innovations of the last two generations has been its backwards compatibility. Games originally developed for the original Xbox and Xbox 360 are all backwards compatible with Xbox One and Series consoles. Brook Accessory’s Wingman XB 2 Converter aims to match that backwards compatibility and then some, by pr...[Read More]
For nearly a decade, criminals around the world have had the opportunity to blow each other up, go on heists, and steal cars around the fictional city of Los Santos (Los Angeles). Grand Theft Auto V released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in September of 2013. Since then, Rockstar has released multiple DLCs for GTA Online. If you do not want to put the hours in, players can purchase Megalodon S...[Read More]
We are now in the spookiest season of the year, my dear Rockers. While the southern hemisphere starts to emerge from their winter, the northern hemisphere prepares for theirs. That’s right, fall is upon us, meaning it’s now spooky season! In preparation for Halloween, multiple companies have announced ways to make it extra spooktacular. Home Depot is selling 12-foot skeletons for $300....[Read More]
If you are like us, then you probably have forgotten what day it is, let alone month. That perfectly fine since things aren’t normal at the moment and do not look like they will be so for a while. Over the last two months, Microsoft has waited until the day before the new month to announce the Games with Gold offers. Shockingly, Microsoft has announced the June 2020 Game with Gold offers bef...[Read More]
Wow, another decade has come and gone and along with it came lots of video games! We here at Marooner’s Rock clearly love video games, but it can be incredibly difficult to narrow down the top games of a single year, let alone an entire decade. So we made it slightly easier on ourselves by making a Top Games list where we all got a pick for each year. The result, I think, is a nice collectio...[Read More]
Black Friday is less than a week away and for many consumers, the day is synonymous for killer deals and a day of burning off the holiday meal. This year, a majority of stores released their pre-black Friday ads at the end of October or the beginning of November. This years’ Black Friday ads have seemed less than stellar, offering limited deals and bundles on different video game titles. Al...[Read More]
Dust: An Elysian Tail was released on the Xbox 360 in 2012 and has found its way to the Nintendo Switch, the perfect home for such a game. Dust is an indie developed game that was created by one man (besides the music and VO). It won the 2009 Microsoft Dream.Build.Play competition which allowed the game to be completed and released to the Xbox Live Arcade. Dust is a 2D side-scroller with elements ...[Read More]
Greetings Backloggers! It’s been quite a while since I’ve managed to finish a game of the backlog, and the numbers really show it. Let me tell you, game conventions and summer sports are great fun, but play havoc with the game completion list. But hey, I did finally finish something, mostly while waiting for The Crew 2 to unlock and download back in June.
If you’re like me, you can’t wait for the yearly Ultimate Game Sale from Xbox. Well it’s that time once again to pull out your wallet and get ready to check out a lot of awesome titles you’ll be able to get good deals on. While I avoided the latest Steam Sale as well as Amazon Prime Day I do have my own funds I’ll be spending on a few games I’ve been looking at ...[Read More]
We all love to get a huge plate of nostalgia when it comes to many forms of entertainment. There’s something so comforting about playing an older game from when we were younger. When Microsoft originally started backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games, it was met with much excitement and a smart business strategy as many older 360 games were still being purchased. With so many games that ...[Read More]
The beautiful game is back and better than ever in EA Canada’s latest iteration of the best-selling sports franchise in the world, FIFA 18. While not a lot has changed since last year’s game, there are certainly some quality of life improvements that are of note.
Xbox has announced that Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST Campaign Edition, Halo 4, and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Disc Only) are all headed to Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility today. All of these titles were released on Xbox 360, and should be a welcome addition to anyone looking to complete their Halo Collection.