Core Xbox covers news, offers analysis, and shares deals for all things Xbox. And yeah, there’s some fun stuff in here, too. The site was born out of my desire to cover what I want, which means you’ll see everything from the biggest stories rocking the world of Xbox to silly bits about Xbox refrigerators.
There are some things you won’t see, however. It’s important those are out in the open.
1. Core Xbox is a fan site focused on Xbox. It is not a fanboy website.
A lot of people play video games on multiple platforms. There’s nothing wrong with that. We happen to own not only Xboxes, but PlayStations, Nintendo consoles, and PCs, too. Every platform brings something to the table. Each deserves some kudos in its own way.
Core Xbox does not engage in Nintendo, PlayStation, or PC bashing. No articles will take on that tone, and we reserve the right to delete any comments that “troll” other gaming machines and their owners.
We’ll also take Microsoft and the Xbox team to task when it’s deserved. If you want a “sunshine and rainbows” view of the world — one in which Xbox always wins — this isn’t the site for you. If you want a fair look at what Xbox is doing and analysis on how it’ll affect the gaming industry at large, we’re glad to have you.
2. Core Xbox filters out garbage rumors.
Video game rumors are a dime a dozen on the internet, and most of them are trash. Some news outlets tend to give these more credit than they’re owed. Core Xbox will not.
If a rumor seems too good to be true, is poorly sourced, or generally doesn’t have the ring of truth to it, Core Xbox will not write about it, period. Yes, that means we’ll be giving up a whole lot of easy clicks. But we think this’ll end up making for a much happier and better-informed readership as a result.
3. Core Xbox is focused on gaming.
If you visit the Core Xbox website, or if you subscribe to the Core Xbox newsletter, you’re probably doing so because you want video game news. You want updates on Xbox consoles and games. You want to know if Microsoft just dropped a gajillion dollars on another set of game studios.
For us, something only qualifies about Xbox news if it meets one of the following criteria:
- It’s about Xbox consoles
- It’s about Microsoft’s gaming-related products and services
- It’s about Xbox games, or games that may be coming to Xbox
- It’s about Xbox Game Studios
That’s pretty much it. Core Xbox won’t suddenly start covering WWE or start dumping Marvel movie previews on you. What you’ll find here is Xbox stuff and nothing else.
Ethics, Disclosures, and Corrections
Core Xbox will disclose any potential conflicts of interest in coverage, and will disclose in preview or review content if a game was provided for free by a developer or publisher. Any substantial corrections (i.e. something larger than a mere typo) will be highlighted at the end of an article.
(Revised Jan. 11, 2021)