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Let's grab our rose-tinted spectacles for a second and cast our minds back to the era of the Xbox 360. Grand Theft Auto V. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Wait. Those two are still playable on newer consoles and are getting re-releases for the newest gadgets. Hang on, I'll try again.
Gears of War. Fallout 3. Guitar Hero. Batman: Arkham City and Arkham Asylum. Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood. The first Dark Souls game! Cor, the list goes on and on and on, so it's no wonder why this generation is considered to be the "golden" age of gaming.
2021 has had some excellent offerings so far, though, so here's a selection of GAMINGbible's favourites! How many have you played?
There's no two ways about it - the Xbox Series X is leaps ahead of the Xbox 360, technically speaking. But, if you are hankering after the simpler times, then the team behind the user experience of the console have got your back.
Eden Marie, engineering lead for Xbox, revealed that players will be able to access their classic 360 gamerpic through the selections in the gamerpic menu on the Series S and Series X. However, the gamerpic shown is whatever it was when you last logged into your Xbox 360.
Hey all, I know a bunch of you were asking for a way to go back to your Xbox 360 gamerpic. Exploration Time to the rescue!
If you're an Alpha Skip Ahead Insider, you may need to reboot your console, but starting today you'll find a new option in your "change gamerpic" screen. pic.twitter.com/YWijIJR2HE
- Eden Marie (@neonepiphany) September 21, 2021
So, if you'd like a different one, you need to dig out your console to log in and change it that way. Furthermore, this is only possible right now if you're an Alpha Skip Ahead Insider, as this feature is in its early testing phase. If everything goes well, then this will become available to all players, so keep your eyes peeled.
Apparently, Microsoft is moving and shaking to release a higher spec Xbox Series S and a hardware refresh for the Xbox Series X before 2023. It's an intriguing gamble, given that the report claims that Microsoft would slash the price of the original Series S and Series X with the arrival of their successors. That's on top of the scoop that Microsoft is eyeing up another major "Bethesda-level" acquisition. Delicious.
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