how it works… man­age your gam­ing time

Be­come the mas­ter of your sched­ule, and fi­nally get all those mas­sive games fin­ished

XBox: The Official Magazine (US) - - CONTENTS - robin valen­tine

You will need an xbox one / a shame­ful gam­ing back­log op­tional an iron will / no so­cial life

In the games in­dus­try to­day, size is ev­ery­thing. Gone is the era of the short­but-spec­tac­u­lar shooter – now, any AAA ti­tle worth its salt is ex­pected to pro­vide a sprawl­ing open world ready to suck up 100 hours of your time.

How on earth are we mere mor­tals sup­posed to keep up? Played at a leisurely pace, you could spend half the year chip­ping away at As­sas­sin’s Creed

Odyssey – but the gam­ing gods al­lowed us only three weeks to speed through it be­fore Red Dead Re­demp­tion 2 launched. Now, not long af­ter, we’ve al­ready got Just Cause 4, Dark­siders III, Hit­man 2, Star­link and more fight­ing for our time, with King­dom Hearts III, Crack­down 3, An­them and

Sekiro all wait­ing on the hori­zon for early next year If you want to keep up – and ac­tu­ally see the fi­nal cutscenes of some of these beasts – you’ll need to take con­trol of your gam­ing sched­ule. Sure, your qual­ity time with your Xbox One may be your chance to re­lax and have fun, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be ruth­lessly ef­fi­cient. With our sim­ple tips and tricks, you can turn that back­log of halffin­ished games into a stack of proudly con­quered worlds, and fi­nally un­der­stand what your friends mean when they ref­er­ence that twist end­ing…

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