News items tagged with microsoft

Fable Legends Cancelled, Lionhead Studios to Close Down

Fable Legends Cancelled, Lionhead Studios to Close Down

Microsoft announces the cancellation of Fable Legends, along with the closure of Lionhead Studios. The company also announces the closure of Press Play Studios. The Fable 4-player co-op asymmetric...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 November 2017
Evolve, Halo 5, Fable Legends Betas

Evolve, Halo 5, Fable Legends Betas

Microsoft held their Xbox press conference this morning in Cologne, Germany for Gamescom 2014 and came prepared with lots of big news for Xbox One gamers. In addition to a few exclusives – includin...

By Rob Keyes on 18 November 2017
Halloween Sale For Xbox One and Xbox 360 Horror Games

Halloween Sale For Xbox One and Xbox 360 Horror Games

Once again, Microsoft is getting into the spirit of the holiday and holding another Shocktober sale in its Xbox Store. Xbox Live Gold and Silver members will find a tremendous amount of discounts o...

By Curt Hutson on 18 November 2017
Xbox One Sale: Week 2's Best Deals

Xbox One Sale: Week 2's Best Deals

In week two of Microsoft’s ‘biggest sale ever’, there are discounts on popular Xbox One titles such as Fallout 4 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. This time next year, Xbox One players wil...

By Jasmine Henry on 18 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Crossplay Multiplayer Test This Weekend

Gears of War 4 Crossplay Multiplayer Test This Weekend

The Coalition announces a test weekend for Gears of War 4 competitive crossplay multiplayer, allowing PC and Xbox One players to play together in Versus mode. One of the main selling points of Gear...

By Jasmine Henry on 18 November 2017
Gears of War Actor Sued For 'Stealing' Cole Train

Gears of War Actor Sued For 'Stealing' Cole Train

A new lawsuit comes to light against Lester Speight, the actor behind Gears of War‘s Augustus Cole, claiming that the actor stole the character from one Lenwood Hamilton. Lawsuits are a dime a doze...

By Riley Little on 18 November 2017
Borderlands Gets Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Borderlands Gets Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Microsoft is attempting to keep its vast library of Xbox 360 titles alive with backward compatibility. It was definitely one of the more unexpected announcements to come out of E3 2015, but if the...

By Kyree Leary on 18 November 2017
Xbox Games With Gold Revealed for August 2016

Xbox Games With Gold Revealed for August 2016

Microsoft announces the free Games With Gold titles for August 2016, revealing a great selection for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 promotional offerings. Microsoft has now announced the upcoming G...

By John Jacques on 18 November 2017
Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

An official report reveals that Rise of the Tomb Raider has had far more success on the PC market than the Xbox One, selling many more copies in its first month. Months after its initial release fo...

By Sarah Fields on 18 November 2017
Get Horror Games Cheap in New Xbox Live Sale

Get Horror Games Cheap in New Xbox Live Sale

In celebration of the Halloween season, Microsoft launches the Shocktober sale on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, offering big discounts for a variety of horror games. As is typical of the Halloween season,...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Gets Cross-Play Mode

Gears of War 4 Gets Cross-Play Mode

The Coalition announces that a brand new social playlist that pits PC players against Xbox One users will go live in Gears of War 4 today. Over the past few years, we’ve seen Microsoft make major s...

By Brad Jones on 18 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Adds Snowball Cannon, Ugly Sweater DLC

Gears of War 4 Adds Snowball Cannon, Ugly Sweater DLC

Gears of War 4 celebrates the season of good cheer with Gearsmas, a DLC package that includes icy boomshots, snowball fights, and crossplay functionality. A little more than a week till Christmas...

By F. O'Sullivan on 18 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Patch Teases New Maps, Skins and More

Gears of War 4 Patch Teases New Maps, Skins and More

The Coalition today launches a major update for Gears of War 4 that adds two new multiplayer maps as well as punitive measures to combat rage quitting. A new patch for Gears of War 4 is rolling out...

By F. O'Sullivan on 18 November 2017
News Roundup: October 2, 2011

News Roundup: October 2, 2011

FIFA 12 and X-Men: Destiny led the releases this week as we close out September and say hello to the incredibly busy fall season. Look for our reviews on both of these titles shortly. While Batma...

By Rob Keyes on 18 November 2017
Jonathan Blow & Mark Rein Talk Xbox One

Jonathan Blow & Mark Rein Talk Xbox One

Last week’s reveal of the Xbox One led to some very mixed reactions from gamers and critics alike, and seemed to generate a lot more questions than it answered. Some of the concerns that we raise...

By Hannah Shaw-Williams on 18 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Releasing Major Multiplayer Update

Gears of War 4 Releasing Major Multiplayer Update

Gears of War 4‘s “Rise of the Horde” update will launch on June 6 entirely for free. Microsoft and The Coalition unveiled the upcoming update for Gears of War 4, packed full of enough content to ho...

By Rory Young on 18 November 2017
Opinion: Fable Legends Was Doomed From The Start

Opinion: Fable Legends Was Doomed From The Start

In the wake of the recent closure of Lionhead Studios and cancellation of Fable Legends, one Game Rant writer examines the troubling development pattern which may have signaled its fate. Microsoft...

By Derek Nichols on 18 November 2017
Fable Legends (E3 Gameplay)

Fable Legends (E3 Gameplay)

Those looking for a return to the realm of Albion won’t have to wait much longer. Lionhead Studios was excited to showcase the first gameplay footage of the upcoming Fable Legends during the Microso...

By Rob Gordon on 18 November 2017
Fable Legends Microtransaction Prices Leaked

Fable Legends Microtransaction Prices Leaked

Microtransaction prices for free to play Xbox One and PC game, Fable Legends, leak after a closed beta tester captures a screenshot and posts it to Reddit. As players learned earlier this year, Fab...

By Derek Nichols on 18 November 2017
Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Microsoft releases a list of console exclusive games coming to Xbox in 2016, including Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Quantum Break, and more. Overall, it’s safe to say that 2015 was a g...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 November 2017
Xbox Boss Talks Studio Closures

Xbox Boss Talks Studio Closures

As the gaming industry reacts to the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios, Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to promise more new IPs and expansions to existing franchises. Last week saw Microsoft annou...

By Brad Jones on 17 November 2017
Dead Rising 4 Beating The Last Guardian in Sales Charts

Dead Rising 4 Beating The Last Guardian in Sales Charts

The latest UK video game sales charts reveal that Dead Rising 4 is currently selling better than The Last Guardian – although neither has taken the top spot. Although we are still early on into Dec...

By Rob Gordon on 17 November 2017
Sea of Thieves Trailer Features Dynamic Storms

Sea of Thieves Trailer Features Dynamic Storms

The latest Sea of Thieves video from Rare, part of the studio’s Inn-Side Story series of developer-led feature introductions, focuses on the addition of storms to the game. The big, beautiful, and...

By Rory Young on 17 November 2017
Forza Motorsport 7 VIP Bonuses Changed After Backlash

Forza Motorsport 7 VIP Bonuses Changed After Backlash

Forza Motorsport 7 launched on PC and Xbox One last week, but fans were less than pleased about the changes that Turn 10 had made to the game’s loot system. The changes altered the paid-for VIP upg...

By Jasmine Henry on 17 November 2017
Sea of Thieves Trailer Shows Off Combat

Sea of Thieves Trailer Shows Off Combat

Rare announces a new alpha test session for swashbuckling MMO Sea of Thieves, which will feature an expanded world and explosive combat against skeletons. Though progress has been slower than promi...

By F. O'Sullivan on 17 November 2017
‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards. Leading the pack this year is thatgame...

By Jeff Schille on 17 November 2017
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

We speak to several of the developers at Rare about their upcoming game Sea of Thieves, and learn that the multiplayer will be similar to Destiny‘s – but ‘more impactful’. There’s no question about...

By Riley Little on 17 November 2017
5 Xbox One Exclusive Games To Look Forward To

5 Xbox One Exclusive Games To Look Forward To

With the recent release of the Xbox One S, and the impending launch of Project Scorpio, Xbox fans have plenty to look forward to this year. Additionally, with Microsoft “very focused” on first-part...

By Boston Blake on 17 November 2017
MIcrosoft Explains Xbox One DRM

MIcrosoft Explains Xbox One DRM

Ever since the console was announced, DRM has been a prickly issue for Microsoft’s Xbox One. The controversial plan to kill off the used games market via a licence system was one of the first U-t...

By Brad Jones on 17 November 2017
Sea of Thieves Announces PC and Xbox One Cross-Play

Sea of Thieves Announces PC and Xbox One Cross-Play

Microsoft has officially announced that Rare’s multiplayer pirate action game Sea of Thieves will feature cross-play between Xbox One and PC. The announcement came during today’s Xbox Gamescom live...

By Rory Young on 17 November 2017
Scariest Moments in Gears Of War

Scariest Moments in Gears Of War

Game Rant takes a look at the scariest moments from the entire Gears of War franchise, digging up what we believe are the most memorable moments from Marcus Fenix. Gears Of War is known as an adren...

By John Jacques on 17 November 2017
Sea of Thieves Gets Release Window

Sea of Thieves Gets Release Window

Xbox Australia prematurely reveals the February release month for the upcoming Rare-developed multiplayer pirate game Sea of Thieves on PC and Xbox One. Sea of Thieves was a pleasant surprise at th...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 November 2017
New Sea of Thieves Trailer Highlights the Visuals

New Sea of Thieves Trailer Highlights the Visuals

Rare releases the fourth ‘Short Haul’ trailer in a series of Sea of Thieves developer diaries, this time focusing on visual effects like cannon explosions. Today Rare delivered the fourth Sea of Th...

By Rory Young on 17 November 2017
Gears of War 4 10th Anniversary DLC Adds Retro Weapons

Gears of War 4 10th Anniversary DLC Adds Retro Weapons

The Coalition announces the 10th Anniversary DLC pack for Gears of War 4, which will add Gary Carmine, retro weapon skins, and new emblems on November 7th. On November 7th, 2006, the Gears of War f...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 November 2017
February Games With Gold Includes Project Cars

February Games With Gold Includes Project Cars

Microsoft officially unveils the titles to be available in February 2017’s Games with Gold, including Project CARS and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. Now that the free Games with Gold for this Ja...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 November 2017
Sea of Thieves Gameplay Video Shows Off Co-Op Features

Sea of Thieves Gameplay Video Shows Off Co-Op Features

Sea of Thieves senior designers discuss the game’s unique co-op gameplay mechanics, and reveal how players will need to communication and work together for success. While many Xbox gamers mourn th...

By Boston Blake on 17 November 2017
New 1TB Xbox One Holiday Bundle

New 1TB Xbox One Holiday Bundle

It’s no secret that the PS4 is currently leading the eighth generation console sales competition between itself, the Xbox One, and the Wii U. Month after month, the PS4 is the top selling console,...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 November 2017
Xbox One Invitation

Xbox One Invitation

As the next generation of consoles inch their way toward release later this November, gamers have already started choosing which platforms they’ll be backing — some opting for both. Whatever side co...

By Riley Little on 17 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Credit Earning Rates Increased

Gears of War 4 Credit Earning Rates Increased

A new update for Gears of War 4 introduces another change to the credit earning system as The Coalition tries to appease fans upset at the way card packs are priced. It didn’t take long for those w...

By John Jacques on 17 November 2017
'Dead Rising 3' Playable DLC Characters Detailed

'Dead Rising 3' Playable DLC Characters Detailed

Despite a solid launch lineup, Dead Rising 3 remains one of the most talked about games on Microsoft’s recently released Xbox One console. As far as exclusives, Ryse: Son of Rome showcased eye-po...

By Ben Kendrick on 17 November 2017
Ori and the Blind Forest Makes Profit

Ori and the Blind Forest Makes Profit

Choosing to publish Ori and the Blind Forest may have seemed like a risky endeavor to Microsoft Studios. Ori and the Blind Forest‘s developer, Moon Studios, had never released a completed game be...

By Sarah Fields on 17 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Adds Run the Jewels to Character Roster

Gears of War 4 Adds Run the Jewels to Character Roster

Video game developer The Coalition officially announces the hip-hop supergroup known as Run the Jewels will join Gears of War 4‘s playable character roster. As many gamers are more than likely awar...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 November 2017
Games With Gold For March Includes Evolve, Borderlands 2

Games With Gold For March Includes Evolve, Borderlands 2

The next round of free games for Xbox Live Gold members in March 2017 have been announced, and the list includes co-op shooter Evolve and Borderlands 2. March is just around the corner, and with it...

By Curt Hutson on 16 November 2017
April NPD: PS4 and Titanfall Still King

April NPD: PS4 and Titanfall Still King

April NPD numbers are in and yet again Sony’s PS4 leads Microsoft’s Xbox One while hardware sales in general were up 120% over last year. April marks the fourth month in a row that the PS4 has outs...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 November 2017
'Ori and the Blind Forest': E3 2014's Biggest Surprise?

'Ori and the Blind Forest': E3 2014's Biggest Surprise?

It’s not always easy to make your voice heard in the storm of explosions, bone-rattling bass, and world-ending stakes of most games showcased at E3 2014. But buried within the blockbusters shown...

By Andrew Dyce on 16 November 2017
Forza 5 DLC Cars Unlock Instantly

Forza 5 DLC Cars Unlock Instantly

With long term support for Forza 5 Motorsport waning right out of the gate, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that developer Turn 10 Studios would need to make some changes moving forward. But...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 November 2017
PS4 Top Console in Feb, Majora's Mask Top-Selling Game

PS4 Top Console in Feb, Majora's Mask Top-Selling Game

There was a time not too long ago when people thought that video game consoles were on the verge of extinction; that the game industry and the consumers that offer up their hard earned money woul...

By Kyree Leary on 16 November 2017
Xbox One Free Games with Gold for September 2017

Xbox One Free Games with Gold for September 2017

Microsoft has now officially unveiled exactly which titles will become available for free during the month of September 2017 for its Xbox Games with Gold program. As usual, the tech company has now...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 November 2017
The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

Leading up to E3 2012, many of the big game announcements were unveiled early, from Star Wars 1313 to Gears of War: Judgment. Still, there were a few pleasant surprises during the five major pres...

By Rob Keyes on 16 November 2017
Dead Rising 3 Operation Eagle DLC

Dead Rising 3 Operation Eagle DLC

It’s been far from a lacklustre launch for Microsoft’s Xbox One, and the sales of the spiffy new console more than show that. While this platform (and the rival PlayStation 4 for that matter) has...

By Riley Little on 16 November 2017
Complete Xbox One & PS4 Launch Title Guide

Complete Xbox One & PS4 Launch Title Guide

Remember the long-past days of yesteryear when everyone was playing on those old-fashioned PS3s and Xbox 360s? How quaint we all were back then. It was barely a few steps up from hoop rolling and...

By Hannah Shaw-Williams on 16 November 2017
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Delayed

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Delayed

Moon Studios announces that Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition has been delayed to spring of 2016, with more news on the game coming at a later date. Ever since its E3 2014 reveal trailer...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 November 2017
Forza Horizon 2 Coming in September 2014

Forza Horizon 2 Coming in September 2014

The weeks preceding E3 2014 have brought announcements of a number of major titles, and for those who love imagining the smell of burnt rubber (since games aren’t yet available in Smell-O-Vision)...

By Hannah Shaw-Williams on 16 November 2017
‘Forza 5’: Turn 10 Talks Winning Fans Back; New Update Adds Modes, Lowers Prices

‘Forza 5’: Turn 10 Talks Winning Fans Back; New Update Adds Modes, Lowers Prices

Turn 10 Studios‘ Dan Greenawalt has had a rough few weeks. While his company successfully survived the launch of Forza Motorsport 5, the first next-gen racing game for the Xbox One, the reception...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 November 2017
Top 5 Video Game Commercials of All Time

Top 5 Video Game Commercials of All Time

Way before you were a gamer and video game consoles became the multi-billion dollar industry it is today, we relied on television ads to see which games looked fun enough to warrant investing our...

By Riley Little on 16 November 2017
Forza Horizon 3 Getting Awesome Hot Wheels Expansion

Forza Horizon 3 Getting Awesome Hot Wheels Expansion

Microsoft has pulled the curtain back on the next major expansion for Forza Horizon 3, confirming that the additional content will be based on a crossover that features Mattel’s Hot Wheels line of...

By Riley Little on 16 November 2017
Forza 7 Revealed with Xbox One X Gameplay Trailer

Forza 7 Revealed with Xbox One X Gameplay Trailer

Although Forza Motorsport 7‘s release date leaked just before Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference, the company was still able to wow fans at the convention and those streaming the showcase live at...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 November 2017
Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

The second week of the Xbox Live Countdown sale starts, offering up deals on high-profile titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Overwatch, and DOOM for interested gamers. With Christmas Day now over, many g...

By Rob Gordon on 15 November 2017
Drive Final Fantasy 15’s Regalia In Forza Horizon 3

Drive Final Fantasy 15’s Regalia In Forza Horizon 3

The Regalia, the stylish car from Final Fantasy 15, is leaving Eos and heading to Forza Horizon 3. Microsoft revealed the news earlier today at ChinaJoy2017, a digital entertainment expo held in Sh...

By Curt Hutson on 15 November 2017
Forza Horizon 3 Fans Can Unlock Warthog Without A Code

Forza Horizon 3 Fans Can Unlock Warthog Without A Code

For fans who may have missed the initial opportunity to unlock the Warthog in Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft reveals a new event coming next month that will also unlock the vehicle. The stunning open w...

By Derek Nichols on 15 November 2017
Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

To celebrate the release of open world racer Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft reveals a competition to win a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S modelled after the $2 million Lamborghini Centenario. Xbox owners are...

By Rob Gordon on 15 November 2017
Two New Xbox One S Bundles Announced

Two New Xbox One S Bundles Announced

Microsoft announces two new Xbox One S bundles slated for this February, which come packages with both Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 respectively. Microsoft has evidently had quite the busy holid...

By John Jacques on 15 November 2017
Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

A report showcasing a video comparison between the PC and Xbox One versions of Forza Horizon 3 suggests that the graphical presentation may be near identical. Microsoft Studios’ Forza Horizon 3 mig...

By Cody Gravelle on 15 November 2017
Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

We spoke to Dan Ayoub about Halo Wars and the possibility of seeing a Gears of War version of the popular RTS spin-off – learning that it has already been talked about. When it comes to to the Xbox...

By Riley Little on 15 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Blitz Mode Reveal and Beta Date Details

Halo Wars 2 Blitz Mode Reveal and Beta Date Details

Microsoft reveals new Halo Wars 2 beta details, including a brand new game mode called ‘Blitz’ that introduces card-based mechanics alongside the traditional RTS gameplay. After a big unveiling las...

By Derek Nichols on 15 November 2017
New Games for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

New Games for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Microsoft reveals ten more games for the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program, including The Witcher 2, Sam & Max Save the World and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. When Microsoft reveal...

By Rob Gordon on 15 November 2017
Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare DLC Revealed

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare DLC Revealed

Microsoft officially announced the next downloadable expansion pack for Halo Wars 2 during its Daily Show at E3 2017, and it certainly introduces a significant change to gameplay. Entitled Awakenin...

By John Jacques on 14 November 2017
Halo Wars 2: No Physical Release on PC in the US

Halo Wars 2: No Physical Release on PC in the US

343 Industries and Microsoft officially confirm the decision to not release physical copies for the PC version of the forthcoming real-time strategy game, Halo Wars 2. With there being less than a...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 November 2017
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Game Streaming Service

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Game Streaming Service

Microsoft may have only just launched the Xbox One X, but that doesn’t mean that the company is resting on its laurels. The platform-holder has big plans for the next few years and new comments sug...

By Jasmine Henry on 14 November 2017
Cuphead Review

Cuphead Review

The wait for Cuphead has been a long road, with its utterly distinct art style drawing plenty of attention ever since the title’s announcement in 2014. Now that the game is here, Studio MDHR has de...

By John Jacques on 14 November 2017
Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

Cuphead has been making huge waves with its gorgeous retro-inspired visuals and challenging gameplay, and most full playthroughs of it seem to last between 8-14 hours. While each boss can be beaten...

By John Jacques on 14 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Achievement List and Map Editor News

Halo Wars 2 Achievement List and Map Editor News

In the latest blog post, 343 Industries reveals the official Achievement list for Halo Wars 2, and answers fan questions including whether or not a map editor is included. After almost eight years,...

By Derek Nichols on 14 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

343 Industries studio head Dan Ayoub announces that the multiplayer beta for Halo Wars 2 is getting an extension due to high demand, and will now finish on Wednesday. It’s likely that E3 2016 is go...

By Rob Gordon on 14 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 is an accessible RTS with an engrossing campaign and exciting multiplayer matches, but suffers from technical issues and a lack of content for Blitz mode. With Halo: Combat Evolved, th...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Art Leaks

Halo Wars 2 Art Leaks

A Twitter user and self-described ‘XBLA watchdog’ leaks two pieces of supposed Halo Wars 2 art, both of which offer up some details about the upcoming RTS game. Ever since Microsoft announced last...

By Alexander Pan on 14 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Beta is Live; Watch a Gameplay Tutorial

Halo Wars 2 Beta is Live; Watch a Gameplay Tutorial

With the open beta finally available for Halo Wars 2, a new gameplay tutorial shows off the new mode Blitz and how it changes traditional RTS gameplay. After a very successful open beta period last...

By Derek Nichols on 14 November 2017
Some Xbox One X Consoles are Dying Already

Some Xbox One X Consoles are Dying Already

After much anticipation, Microsoft has officially launched the Xbox One X, giving players access to 4K gaming and huge visual upgrades to existing titles. But some players say that they are unable...

By Jasmine Henry on 14 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

San Diego Comic Con 2016’s Halo Wars 2 panel features a new Story Vidoc with a closer look at the strategy game’s antagonist, Atriox, and The Banished. Microsoft returned to SDCC this year with ano...

By Rory Young on 14 November 2017
How to Unlock Cuphead's Secret Game Mode

How to Unlock Cuphead's Secret Game Mode

About a week ago, the achievements list for Studio MDHR’s colorful run and gun indie shooter Cuphead was revealed before the title even had time to hit store shelves, and now that it has officially...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 November 2017
News Wrap Up: Cliffy B’s New Game, A New LEGO Game & More!

News Wrap Up: Cliffy B’s New Game, A New LEGO Game & More!

It’s been a major week in video games with embargoes lifting on reviews of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Saints Row 4 and Activision hosting an event to unveil Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ multiplayer fe...

By Rob Keyes on 14 November 2017
Quantum Break Review

Quantum Break Review

Quantum Break pushes the third-person genre through a star-studded cast and time-bending gameplay, although it lacks the replay value that many may have hoped for. If there’s one thing that Remedy...

By Riley Little on 14 November 2017
Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Yesterday, the Xbox One and PC exclusive Cuphead launched for fans who had been anxiously awaiting the title’s release since its official announcement during E3 2014, and the publisher Microsoft an...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 November 2017
NPD: PS4 Outsells Xbox One in February

NPD: PS4 Outsells Xbox One in February

February console sales numbers are in and once again the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One. Sony’s console hit big numbers this past month, while its competitor didn’t fall quite that far behind – m...

By Anthony Taormina on 13 November 2017
Cuphead Clones Have Already Arrived on Mobile

Cuphead Clones Have Already Arrived on Mobile

Cuphead has sold over 300,000 copies on PC and is likely just as big a success on Xbox One. The difficult retro run and gun is a bona fide hit, so it comes as very little surprise that other develo...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 November 2017
Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

Ever since Cuphead debuted with its launch last week, a plethora of fans of Studio MDHR’s run and gun indie shooter have been singing its praises, all while being put to the test with the colorful,...

By Kyle Sledge on 13 November 2017
Quantum Break Releasing on Steam

Quantum Break Releasing on Steam

Microsoft confirms that Quantum Break will be released on Steam and that the Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition will be sold for PC at retail. Remedy Entertainment’s physics and time-bendi...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 November 2017
Quantum Break Delayed on Steam and at Retail

Quantum Break Delayed on Steam and at Retail

Microsoft and THQ Nordic officially announce that the Steam and PC retail launch of Quantum Break gets a delay from its initial release date of September 14. Ahead of its release in April of this y...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 November 2017
Quantum Break Update Fixes Dozens of Xbox One Issues

Quantum Break Update Fixes Dozens of Xbox One Issues

Remedy Entertainment releases a Quantum Break title update for the Xbox One version of the game, including fixes for wiped progress and video texture crashes. Remedy Entertainment’s latest game, Qu...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 November 2017
Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

It’s only been two weeks since Studio MDHR released its critically-acclaimed run and gun shooter Cuphead, but the retro-looking indie title has already been a remarkable success among the gaming co...

By Alexander Pan on 13 November 2017
Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

As if it needed to be said, the run and gun indie shooter known as Cuphead has been a hot commodity ever since its release, with many a positive review praising the title for its carefully construc...

By Kyle Sledge on 13 November 2017
The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

After years in development and a number of delays, the Fleischer-inspired platformer Cuphead has launched to strong reviews. Many platforming fans are testing the game out for themselves on PC and...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 November 2017
Cuphead’s Achievements List Gets Revealed

Cuphead’s Achievements List Gets Revealed

It’s been a painful wait for many Xbox One owners, but Cuphead is finally on the brink of release. The indie run-and-gun shooter immediately gained the interest of gamers due to its art style, whic...

By Rob Gordon on 13 November 2017
Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

Without a doubt, Cuphead fever seems to have struck in the gaming world, as the video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun indie title has managed to be lauded by both fans and critics alike fo...

By Kyle Sledge on 13 November 2017
Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

This week saw the long-awaited release of Cuphead for Xbox One and PC, and gamers have been quick to lavish the game with praise for its vintage cartoon graphics and challenging levels. Progressing...

By John Jacques on 13 November 2017
Xbox Reveals Games with Gold Titles for June 2015

Xbox Reveals Games with Gold Titles for June 2015

Yesterday, Sony announced the free PS Plus games for June, headlined by Konami’s Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, and featuring six games in total. While Microsoft’s Games with Gold offerings f...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 November 2017
January 2015 PS Plus & Games With Gold Freebies

January 2015 PS Plus & Games With Gold Freebies

Everyone loves free games. For this reason, the beginning of each month is an exceptionally exciting time for gamers who subscribe to PlayStation and/or Xbox services. It is at this time that Son...

By Ryan Blanchard on 12 November 2017
New Xbox One Bundles

New Xbox One Bundles

Microsoft heavily relied on Titanfall in its launch window, using it to market an Xbox One bundle that included the game. As the console continues to lag in sales behind its primary competitor in S...

By Rob Keyes on 12 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Review Roundup

Halo Wars 2 Review Roundup

Critics are weighing in on Halo Wars 2, praising its attempt to bring the RTS experience to consoles, while questioning the strength of its storyline and the length of its campaign. Halo Wars 2 lau...

By Brad Jones on 10 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Will Receive New Campaign Missions

Halo Wars 2 Will Receive New Campaign Missions

Despite not making the top ten selling games list for February 2017, critics seemed to largely agree that Halo Wars 2 is a fun game for anyone looking to explore the same universe that Master Chie...

By Riley Little on 10 November 2017
5 Best Games of 2012...So Far

5 Best Games of 2012...So Far

As we reach the mid-point of 2012 it’s time to look back on the first part of the year and all of the games that released to either glorious fanfare, or relative secrecy. While the quality of p...

By Anthony Taormina on 10 November 2017
Son Spends $8,000 on Microtransactions On Dad's Credit

Son Spends $8,000 on Microtransactions On Dad's Credit

A father and son discover that nearly $8,000 has been charged to the father’s credit card, entirely consisting of microtransaction purchases in FIFA for Xbox. With developers making billions off mi...

By Sarah Fields on 09 November 2017
No Ranked Multiplayer for Halo Wars 2 at Launch

No Ranked Multiplayer for Halo Wars 2 at Launch

It’s been confirmed that ranked multiplayer will not be available in Halo Wars 2 at launch, with the first season of competitive play set to get underway shortly after the game’s release. Alongside...

By Brad Jones on 09 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

343 Industries explains the reasons behind the recasting of important characters, stating that changes have been made for ‘both casting and technical reasons.’ All at once, it seems as though the b...

By Rob Gordon on 09 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Launch Trailer

Halo Wars 2 Launch Trailer

Microsoft releases the launch trailer for Halo Wars 2, showing off some of the high-quality cutscenes that are set to pepper the game’s campaign mode. Over the past couple of weeks, gamers have had...

By Brad Jones on 09 November 2017
Halo Wars 2 Gets Brand New Trailer At The Game Awards

Halo Wars 2 Gets Brand New Trailer At The Game Awards

Microsoft provides The Game Awards viewers a new trailer for Halo Wars 2, which offers gamers a glimpse into the events leading up the action in the game. The Game Awards 2016 was home to numerous...

By Boston Blake on 09 November 2017
No New Halo Game for Xbox One Lineup in 2017

No New Halo Game for Xbox One Lineup in 2017

Xbox head Phil Spencer confirms that Microsoft’s 2017 game lineup won’t be led by titles like Halo or Gears of War, but will feature ‘new experiences with different IP’. Although most of the 2017...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Getting Legacy Maps in November

Gears of War 4 Getting Legacy Maps in November

The Coalition reveals the first two free DLC maps for Gears of War 4 are legacy maps first seen in Gears of War 3, and fans can play them in November. The Coalition has ambitious plans when it come...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Guide: All Collectible Locations

Gears of War 4 Guide: All Collectible Locations

This Gears of War 4 guide will show gamers where to find all 50 collectibles throughout the Gears of War 4 campaign, earning 3 achievements along the way. Gears of War 4 takes players on a gruesome...

By John Jacques on 08 November 2017
Weekly Video Game News Roundup: May 4th

Weekly Video Game News Roundup: May 4th

May the 4th be with you, readers! In this week’s roundup we delve into Rockstar’s cavalier attitude toward E3 and what it means for GTA V, figure out what ex-members of the BioShock team are up to...

By Curt Hutson on 08 November 2017
Gears of War 4 Gets More Free DLC In December

Gears of War 4 Gets More Free DLC In December

The Coalition announces its Gears of War 4 DLC plans for the month of December including two new maps, improvements, bug fixes, and a new Christmas inspired event. After launching early in October,...

By Derek Nichols on 08 November 2017
Xbox One X Review

Xbox One X Review

When Microsoft first revealed the Xbox One X – codenamed Project Scorpio at the time – few knew how the console would actually work. There was talk of teraflops and power, but a lot of the tangible...

By Anthony Taormina on 06 November 2017
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Release Date

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Release Date

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been making waves in the online gaming community, selling over 15 million units and breaking Dota 2‘s concurrent player record – all while in early access. We’ve k...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 November 2017
White PS4 Pro Goes on Sale on Xbox One X Launch Day

White PS4 Pro Goes on Sale on Xbox One X Launch Day

The Xbox One X launches next week as Microsoft prepares to appeal to the core gaming market. Promising to be “the most powerful console ever,” Microsoft is banking on its technical improvements to...

By Jasmine Henry on 04 November 2017
Why Microsoft's Kinect Failed

Why Microsoft's Kinect Failed

“Xbox One is Kinect. They are not separate systems. An Xbox One has chips, it has memory, it has Blu-ray, it has Kinect, it has a controller. These are all part of the platform ecosystem.” – Xbox e...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 November 2017
Quantum Break Live Action Trailer Highlights Villains

Quantum Break Live Action Trailer Highlights Villains

Remedy Entertainment releases a new live action trailer for Quantum Break that shows off the game’s TV show component as well as its primary antagonists. After years of waiting, fans will finally h...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 November 2017
Alan Wake Dev Focusing on Multiplayer Games

Alan Wake Dev Focusing on Multiplayer Games

Remedy Entertainment announces that it will start focusing on multiplayer and cooperative gameplay experiences that will retain its focus on storytelling. Since it created Max Payne in 2001, Remedy...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 November 2017
Microsoft Discusses If A New Fable Game Could Be Made

Microsoft Discusses If A New Fable Game Could Be Made

It’s been two years since Fable Legends was canceled and Lionhead Studios shuttered, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft’s intellectual property has faded away entirely. A third party studio created a...

By John Jacques on 02 November 2017
Xbox Games with Gold Revealed for November 2017

Xbox Games with Gold Revealed for November 2017

Another month is around the corner and Microsoft is preparing by announcing its Games with Gold lineup for November 2017. For a limited time, Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy discounts on a small s...

By Curt Hutson on 02 November 2017
Heavy Armor

Heavy Armor

Steel Battalion was the game that no one played but everyone knew about. It was so well known because of its controller; a many buttoned behemoth that looked like it took a degree in aviation to...

By Anthony Taormina on 02 November 2017
 Diablo 3, Steel Battalion & Starhawk

Diablo 3, Steel Battalion & Starhawk

In order to compete in the market with high profile games, most developers are attempting to include new and innovative multiplayer experiences into their products, many now focusing on co-op pla...

By Rob Keyes on 01 November 2017
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

There are some critics who claim that hardcore video games and genres such as action titles and shooters simply cannot be done well on current motion control technology, that the Kinect, Move and...

By Rob Keyes on 01 November 2017
Minecraft Adds Stranger Things Skin Pack

Minecraft Adds Stranger Things Skin Pack

Minecraft has always been a property with plenty of tie-ins, but Mojang has now quite literally dialed things up to eleven. The company has just announced that an official Stranger Things skin pack...

By John Jacques on 31 October 2017
KOTOR and 12 Other OG Xbox Games Now on Xbox One

KOTOR and 12 Other OG Xbox Games Now on Xbox One

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the first wave of original Xbox backward compatibility titles would be making their way to Xbox One on October 24th. Original Xbox backward compatibility is now...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 October 2017
Microsoft Officially Kills the Kinect

Microsoft Officially Kills the Kinect

In 2010, Microsoft released its motion-control camera system Kinect for Xbox 360. A response to the motion control gaming made popular by the Nintendo Wii, Kinect would be Microsoft’s way of encour...

By Jasmine Henry on 27 October 2017
Do Original Xbox Games Have Achievements on Xbox One?

Do Original Xbox Games Have Achievements on Xbox One?

Months after the feature was announced at E3 2017, original Xbox backward compatibility is finally rolling out to Xbox One owners all over the world. Original Xbox backward compatibility allows pla...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 October 2017
Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

Following the release of the video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun title Cuphead last week, many fans of the title have gone on to discover its difficulty, with many undoubtedly still stru...

By Kyle Sledge on 25 October 2017
Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Cuphead may be inspired by 1930’s-era cartoons and vintage atmospheres, but Studio MDHR has also ushered in some properties from the modern era: support for couch co-op, crisp (albeit vintage) high...

By John Jacques on 25 October 2017
Xbox One X May Have Unique Start-Up Screen

Xbox One X May Have Unique Start-Up Screen

Gamers intent on buying the “world’s most powerful console” may be poised to get a little cherry on top from Microsoft, and it’s something they’ll see every time they boot up the upcoming Xbox One...

By John Jacques on 24 October 2017
Conan O'Brien Plays Cuphead with Model Kate Upton

Conan O'Brien Plays Cuphead with Model Kate Upton

When Conan O’Brien plays video games, people tend to notice. The comedian’s late night show is a desirable showcase for many developers looking to appeal to a broader audience for their games, as O...

By Cody Gravelle on 24 October 2017
Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

Microsoft Canada recently provided Game Rant with the opportunity to sit down for a brief interview with Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner. The skilled youngster was front and center for a re...

By Riley Little on 19 October 2017
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Delayed to 2018

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Delayed to 2018

It has been 20 years since Age of Empires was first released on PC from Ensemble Studios. Today, Adam Isgreen, Microsoft Studios Creative Director for Age of Empires, announced that the Age of Empi...

By Rory Young on 19 October 2017
‘Fable Coin Golf’ Coming to Windows Phone 7

‘Fable Coin Golf’ Coming to Windows Phone 7

There are many games that attempt to extend their experience via cheaper bite-sized offerings that somehow tie into the overall story. While background info is great, what gamers can really benef...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 October 2017
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in 2012, l...

By Rob Keyes on 15 October 2017
Forza Motorsport 7: Loot System Is Off To a Rocky Start

Forza Motorsport 7: Loot System Is Off To a Rocky Start

The reveal of Forza Motorsport 7 was one of the major talking points from the Xbox E3 2017 press conference. The racing sim series was looking better than ever and fans could not wait to get behind...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 October 2017
Microsoft Didn't Talk VR This Year Because of Kinect

Microsoft Didn't Talk VR This Year Because of Kinect

When Microsoft announced the Xbox One X, it stated that the console would be capable of “high fidelity” virtual reality gaming. The new console launches next month but Microsoft has yet to fully de...

By Jasmine Henry on 12 October 2017
Dev Confirms Cuphead is an Xbox One and PC Exclusive

Dev Confirms Cuphead is an Xbox One and PC Exclusive

It’s safe to say that Cuphead is one of the most hotly anticipated indie projects of 2017. The game made an immediate impression all the way back at E3 2014 thanks to its completely unique art styl...

By Brad Jones on 12 October 2017
Xbox One Elite Controller Gets Big Amazon UK Discount

Xbox One Elite Controller Gets Big Amazon UK Discount

When Microsoft launched the Xbox One Elite Controller at the end of 2015 many regarded it as the company’s most opulent console peripheral yet. Others, like Game Rant’s own Riley Little, even went...

By AJ Caulfield on 12 October 2017
World of Tanks Coming to Xbox One

World of Tanks Coming to Xbox One

We’ve been spending a lot of our tank warfare hours in the Battleline: Steel Warfare lately, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about the free-to-play tank game that hooked audiences back in 2011...

By Denny Connolly on 10 October 2017
Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

Developers Studio MDHR release an official statement that explains the latest delay for the highly anticipated indie platformer Cuphead on PC and Xbox One. Every year since 2014, the indie darling...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 October 2017
Xbox Boss Explains Importance of Backward Compatibility

Xbox Boss Explains Importance of Backward Compatibility

Without a doubt, one of the nicest features available on the Xbox One is its ability to play titles from the 360-era – and soon titles from the very first console Microsoft ever put out – thanks t...

By Kyle Sledge on 07 October 2017
Microsoft to Extend PUBG Xbox One Exclusivity

Microsoft to Extend PUBG Xbox One Exclusivity

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will release on Xbox One later this year as a console launch exclusive and the game will be one of the biggest titles out on the console this year. As the hype builds...

By Jasmine Henry on 05 October 2017
5 Reasons PS4 and Xbox One Crossplay Needs to Happen

5 Reasons PS4 and Xbox One Crossplay Needs to Happen

Lately, Sony has been feeling the heat as fans demand that the PS4 platform holder should enable cross-platform play with Xbox One. Sony has refused to budge despite the pressure, which has only in...

By Jasmine Henry on 04 October 2017
[email protected] Montage

[email protected] Montage

Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference was nothing but game after game after game. The biggest Xbox One games of the coming years were showcased through trailers and gameplay footage, such as the reve...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 October 2017
Microsoft Was Working on Xbox Smartwatch

Microsoft Was Working on Xbox Smartwatch

It’s no secret that Microsoft is one of the largest tech giants operating around the globe, and the company has its mitts in many aspects of the tech industry: software, gaming, music, and educatio...

By John Jacques on 02 October 2017
Xbox One BC Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

Xbox One BC Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

Microsoft confirms an update to the backward compatibility feature of the Xbox One, revealing that supported multi-disc Xbox 360 games can now be used on the console. When Xbox 360 backward compati...

By Rob Gordon on 01 October 2017
Microsoft Approves The New Duke Controller

Microsoft Approves The New Duke Controller

When Microsoft introduced the original Xbox to the masses in 2001, it came with a gigantic controller that many felt was too large. Over time, gamers affectionately (and sometimes non-affectionatel...

By John Jacques on 30 September 2017
Fortnite Battle Royale Mode is Going Free to Play

Fortnite Battle Royale Mode is Going Free to Play

Epic Games made headlines recently when its loot shooter Fortnite introduced a battle royale game mode. Simply called “Battle Royale,” the 100-player game mode has been well-received by fans and cr...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 September 2017
Season Passes Announced for ‘Sunset Overdrive’, ‘LEGO Batman 3’

Season Passes Announced for ‘Sunset Overdrive’, ‘LEGO Batman 3’

Season Passes are certainly taking over the gaming industry, with nearly every major release announced to have its own variation. Today, new passes were announced for both Sunset Overdrive and LE...

By Sage Hyden on 29 September 2017
PS4 Should Support Cross-Play, Just Not With Xbox

PS4 Should Support Cross-Play, Just Not With Xbox

The notion of cross-platform play would have seemed absurd to gaming fans even half a decade ago, when people still earnestly believed that the famed “console wars” of the early-to-mid-2000s would...

By Cody Gravelle on 29 September 2017
Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2017

Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2017

Microsoft has revealed October’s line-up of Games with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers. Two fresh Xbox One titles and two fresh Xbox 360 titles, the latter of which are backwards compatible,...

By Rory Young on 29 September 2017
Free Gears of War

Free Gears of War

While Gears of War fans were perhaps most excited to see the brand new Gears of War 4 at E3, Microsoft also had up its sleeve another treat for fans of the franchise, in the form of Gears of War:...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 September 2017
Age of Empires 4 Announced

Age of Empires 4 Announced

Yesterday’s Age of Empires‘ gamescom livestream from Microsoft over-delivered, promising a fun fan-event and then surprising everyone with the announcement of Age of Empires 4. It has been almost 1...

By Rory Young on 28 September 2017
Age of Empires II New Expansion

Age of Empires II New Expansion

Age of Empires II is one of the most well-loved strategy games of all time. Microsoft’s acclaimed RTS initially released sixteen years ago, and became a bestselling hit. In 2013, the classic titl...

By Rob Gordon on 27 September 2017
Microsoft Reveals Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Microsoft Reveals Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

One of the most celebrated real-time strategy games in history, Age of Empires, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. In recognition of the award-winning game, Microsoft is remastering it...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 September 2017
Xbox Free Games with Gold for September 2016

Xbox Free Games with Gold for September 2016

Major Nelson announces the free Games with Gold lineup for Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners in September, which includes an Assassin’s Creed game, Mirror’s Edge, and more. Earlier this week, Microsoft’...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 September 2017
10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

People all over the world are following the fierce political rivalry between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but these 10 video game rivalries are even fiercer. Every four years in the United Sta...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 September 2017
Xbox Free Games with Gold for December 2016

Xbox Free Games with Gold for December 2016

Microsoft announces the free Games with Gold titles for December 2016, which includes Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Outlast, and Burnout Paradise. Every month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can l...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 September 2017
Fortnite Gets Cross-Play Between PS4 and Xbox One

Fortnite Gets Cross-Play Between PS4 and Xbox One

Update: Looks like Epic Games accidentally enabled the feature and has now disabled. But it’s good to know how easy cross-play is to implement. Fortnite is an interesting case study in game develop...

By Cody Gravelle on 23 September 2017
Microsoft Releases Minecraft-Themed XB1 Controllers

Microsoft Releases Minecraft-Themed XB1 Controllers

Early next month, Microsoft will release an Xbox One S console bundle that’s themed around the perennially popular block-building game Minecraft. Now, it’s been confirmed that Minecraft fans will b...

By Brad Jones on 23 September 2017
Xbox One X Pre-Orders Live Across Retailers

Xbox One X Pre-Orders Live Across Retailers

Pre-orders for the Xbox One X have gone live today across all major retailers, letting enthusiast console gamers put in their order for what’s likely to be one of the hot new hardware launches of t...

By Rory Young on 21 September 2017
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Gets A Promotion

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Gets A Promotion

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has become a popular figure among Xbox gamers thanks to his numerous E3 appearances and for the way he managed to turn around the public’s perception of the Xbox One. Now...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 September 2017
Future Xbox One Update May Improve Game Downloads

Future Xbox One Update May Improve Game Downloads

Microsoft’s Xbox One may currently be trailing Sony’s PlayStation 4 in worldwide sales at the moment, but the company is taking big steps in an attempt to close the gap, starting with the release o...

By Alexander Pan on 18 September 2017
Hands-On: Sea of Thieves is Rare's Return to Form

Hands-On: Sea of Thieves is Rare's Return to Form

One editor goes hands-on with Rare’s Sea of Thieves, coming away toting the imminent high seas multiplayer title as the long awaited return to form for the famed studio. I pulled out a shoddy looki...

By Riley Little on 10 September 2017
Sea of Thieves Dev Says Cross-Play 'Knocks Down Walls'

Sea of Thieves Dev Says Cross-Play 'Knocks Down Walls'

Cross-play between Xbox One and PC “knocks down barriers,” says Rare Executive Producer Joe Neate. Rare just ran its first internal test with cross-play enabled between Xbox One and PC for its upco...

By Rory Young on 10 September 2017
Pokemon Unlikely to Release on Non-Nintendo Consoles

Pokemon Unlikely to Release on Non-Nintendo Consoles

Pokemon and Nintendo have been an iconic duo ever since Pokemon Blue and Pokemon Red made their respective debuts for the original Game Boy in 1996. Ever since then, one of the biggest draws for Ni...

By John Jacques on 09 September 2017
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

Rare is debuting the debut gameplay trailer for Sea of Thieves, the online multiplayer pirate adventure game, live at Microsoft’s E3 2016 Xbox press conference. To sail the seven seas, embracing th...

By Rory Young on 09 September 2017
Analyst: Xbox One X Will Outsell PS4 Pro

Analyst: Xbox One X Will Outsell PS4 Pro

For this console generation, both Sony and Microsoft have decided to take multiple attempts at pushing the boundaries of power within the console world. While Sony’s PS4 Pro has hit the market alre...

By Rob Gordon on 09 September 2017
Xbox One Mouse and Keyboard Support Still Coming

Xbox One Mouse and Keyboard Support Still Coming

Mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One has long been promised, with discussion on the subject even dating back to four years ago when Xbox head Phil Spencer spoke about cross-platform play bet...

By AJ Caulfield on 06 September 2017
Microsoft Wants Crossplay with Valve, Nintendo

Microsoft Wants Crossplay with Valve, Nintendo

With the lines between console brands slowly beginning to blur, Microsoft has emerged as the first of the “big three” companies actively seeking to embrace partnerships with its competitors. While...

By Cody Gravelle on 02 September 2017
Original Xbox One Discontinued, Microsoft Ends Sales

Original Xbox One Discontinued, Microsoft Ends Sales

Microsoft launched the Xbox One in 2013, hoping to build upon the Xbox 360’s success with a console better designed for multiplayer gaming and digital purchases. Then, in 2016, Microsoft introduced...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 September 2017
Xbox One Has 'Many Big Exclusives' in Next 12 Months

Xbox One Has 'Many Big Exclusives' in Next 12 Months

With Crackdown 3 being delayed and with Scalebound cancelled altogether, many fans and critics have raised concerns about the upcoming lineup of Xbox One exclusives, or the lack thereof. But Micros...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 September 2017
Fable Legends Servers Will Stay On Until April

Fable Legends Servers Will Stay On Until April

Lionhead Studios confirms that servers for the cancelled Fable Legends will stay on until April 13, and those that spent money on it will be refunded. Yesterday brought with it shocking news for fa...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 September 2017
Halo VR Experience in Development, Microsoft Confirms

Halo VR Experience in Development, Microsoft Confirms

The Windows Mixed Reality platform on Windows 10 PCs offers a combination of virtual reality with a “sense of presence.” Beyond selling affordable VR headsets, Microsoft is partnering up with sever...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 September 2017
Dead Rising 3 (Fallen Angel DLC)

Dead Rising 3 (Fallen Angel DLC)

After dying a death at the hands of Half-Life 2‘s ambitious add-on schedule, episodic content appears to be making something of a comeback. Whether through staggered release – as with Telltale Game...

By Samuel James Riley on 31 August 2017
‘Fable Legends’ Designed With A 5-10 Year Lifespan

‘Fable Legends’ Designed With A 5-10 Year Lifespan

While the Fable series has always had its distractions and side-quests, it often felt that for a fantasy adventure there wasn’t much to stick around for in Albion once completing the main quest l...

By Patrick Dane on 30 August 2017
Fables Legends Coming to PC

Fables Legends Coming to PC

For the longest time, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo has kept gamers wanting an exclusive forum dedicated to PC gaming on the outside looking in, as the conference has ultimately become mo...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 August 2017
Xbox One X is Fastest-Selling Xbox Pre-Order Ever

Xbox One X is Fastest-Selling Xbox Pre-Order Ever

Microsoft proudly announced this morning that the Xbox One X has the fastest selling pre-orders out of all Xbox consoles yet. This comes after pre-orders for the Xbox One X opened this past Sunday...

By Rory Young on 28 August 2017
Crackdown 3 Announced 'Too Early'

Crackdown 3 Announced 'Too Early'

Last week, Microsoft announced that Crackdown 3 has been delayed until 2018. The delay was devastating for fans who have been patiently awaiting the game ever since it was announced all the way bac...

By Jasmine Henry on 27 August 2017
Microsoft May Use Cloud for Large Xbox One X File Sizes

Microsoft May Use Cloud for Large Xbox One X File Sizes

It may not be all hard wires and physical configuration for the Xbox One X. Recent reports indicate that Microsoft is considering using cloud storage to consolidate large game files for the upcomin...

By AJ Caulfield on 27 August 2017
Xbox One X Pre-Orders Coming After Gamescom

Xbox One X Pre-Orders Coming After Gamescom

Not too long ago, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, revealed that information regarding Xbox One X pre-order news would be coming today, and as it so happens, the executive has b...

By Kyle Sledge on 27 August 2017
PUBG Announces Expanded Partnership with Microsoft

PUBG Announces Expanded Partnership with Microsoft

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a game that has taken the world of Battle Royale shooters by storm. Developed by Brendan Greene, the king of the industry and a talented game modder, Battlegrounds...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 26 August 2017
Xbox One X Pre-Order Info Coming Tomorrow [UPDATE]

Xbox One X Pre-Order Info Coming Tomorrow [UPDATE]

[UPDATE: According to a tweet from The Verge’s senior editor Tom Warren, Xbox One X pre-orders will officially go live on the Sunday following gamescom 2017. The original story continues below.] Al...

By Anthony Taormina on 26 August 2017
Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition in the Works?

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition in the Works?

An early leak may have spoiled one of Microsoft’s big Gamescom Xbox One X surprise announcements, as a series of photos appear to show a special Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. Several German r...

By Rory Young on 24 August 2017
Jurassic World Evolution Debuts at Gamescom 2017

Jurassic World Evolution Debuts at Gamescom 2017

The first big surprise announcement of gamescom 2017 is Jurassic World Evolution, a park simulator allowing players to create their very own Jurassic World. Developed by RollerCoaster Tycoon vetera...

By Rory Young on 24 August 2017
PUBG Xbox One May Be Timed Exclusive

PUBG Xbox One May Be Timed Exclusive

One of the biggest reveals from the Xbox gamescom 2017 event was that Microsoft is partnering with Bluehole Studio to help bring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to Xbox One. Microsoft will be publish...

By Jasmine Henry on 24 August 2017
Crackdown 3 Delayed to 2018 to Ensure Quality

Crackdown 3 Delayed to 2018 to Ensure Quality

After its surprise reveal back at E3 2014, the road to release has been a bumpy one for Crackdown 3.  The complex project has no doubt continued to evolve since its initial reveal, with some report...

By Derek Nichols on 24 August 2017
Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Pre-Orders Open Now

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Pre-Orders Open Now

Before officially revealing the console as the Xbox One X at E3 2017 earlier this year, Microsoft’s powerful bit of new hardware was codenamed the Project Scorpio. Although it wasn’t to be the cons...

By Jasmine Henry on 23 August 2017
Xbox One X Trade-In Promo Announced by Gamestop

Xbox One X Trade-In Promo Announced by Gamestop

Gamescom 2017 is currently in full swing after Microsoft kicked the event off with a 90 minute presentation. While not quite as bombastic as its E3 press conference, fans got a better look at games...

By Derek Nichols on 22 August 2017
Microsoft: Xbox One X Will Offer PC Gaming Experience

Microsoft: Xbox One X Will Offer PC Gaming Experience

Since Microsoft first announced the Xbox One X last year (then known as Project Scorpio), gamers have compared the upcoming console to the power available with PC gaming. Now, according to Microsof...

By Boston Blake on 22 August 2017
Xbox One X Pre-Order Info Coming Tomorrow

Xbox One X Pre-Order Info Coming Tomorrow

[UPDATE: According to a tweet from The Verge’s senior editor Tom Warren, Xbox One X pre-orders will officially go live on the Sunday following gamescom 2017. The original story continues below.] Al...

By Anthony Taormina on 17 August 2017
Rumor: June Xbox Games With Gold Includes Red Dead

Rumor: June Xbox Games With Gold Includes Red Dead

A photograph appears to leak June 2016’s free Games with Gold, which will apparently include Ryse: Son of Rome on Xbox One and Red Dead Redemption on Xbox 360. At the end of each month, Xbox Live G...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 August 2017
BioShock Trilogy Added to XB1 Backward Compatibility

BioShock Trilogy Added to XB1 Backward Compatibility

Microsoft makes each title in 2K and Irrational Games’ BioShock trilogy available on Xbox One by way of the platform’s backward compatibility program. It’s no secret that Microsoft’s decision to ma...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 August 2017
League of Legends on Windows Store

League of Legends on Windows Store

With over 27 million users playing it daily, free to play MOBA (Massive Online Battle Arena) League of Legends is one of the most popular games in the world. The game is so popular that last year it...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 August 2017
Assassin's Creed: Origins Cinematic Trailer Revealed

Assassin's Creed: Origins Cinematic Trailer Revealed

It’s been almost two years since the release of the last main series Assassin’s Creed title and while the recent live-action movie may have come as a disappointment to many, most are certainly more...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 10 August 2017
Xbox Scorpio Will Deliver Best Version of Games

Xbox Scorpio Will Deliver Best Version of Games

While Microsoft has given gamers a general sense of the power and performance of its Project Scorpio console, the company has avoided offering any specific examples. However, Xbox Head Phil Spencer...

By Anthony Taormina on 07 August 2017
Halo 5 Dev Knows That Fans Wanted More Master Chief

Halo 5 Dev Knows That Fans Wanted More Master Chief

Since the release of Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001, Master Chief has become one of the most easily recognizable characters in all of gaming. In 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians, the Spartan shared the spotl...

By Brad Jones on 07 August 2017
Xbox VP Says Cross-Play 'Isn't Going Away'

Xbox VP Says Cross-Play 'Isn't Going Away'

Cross-platform play is an increasingly hot topic in video games lately, and now Xbox and Windows VP Mike Ybarra is returning to the fray to encourage the topic to stay hot. Ybarra responded on Twit...

By Rory Young on 06 August 2017
Bringing Minecraft Cross-Play to PS4 Depends on Sony

Bringing Minecraft Cross-Play to PS4 Depends on Sony

Minecraft‘s Better Together update, which unites all supported platforms with one cross-play enabled version of the game, is rolling out in beta form as we speak. PC and Android betas have already...

By Rory Young on 06 August 2017
Halo 5 Player Recreates Duck Hunt in Forge Mode

Halo 5 Player Recreates Duck Hunt in Forge Mode

Halo 5 launched almost two full years ago, and gamers are preening for Halo 6. Helping to pass the time, some players have turned to Forge, a fan-favorite tool offered with Halo 5 that allows for the...

By Mark Knapp on 04 August 2017
Terry Crews Was Almost Too Big For Crackdown 3

Terry Crews Was Almost Too Big For Crackdown 3

During this year’s annual Comic-Con in San Diego, Microsoft treated panel attendees to an exclusive first look at actor Terry Crews’ character in Crackdown 3, the upcoming open world action-adventu...

By AJ Caulfield on 04 August 2017
Xbox Games with Gold for August 2017 Leak [UPDATE]

Xbox Games with Gold for August 2017 Leak [UPDATE]

[UPDATE: Microsoft has officially unveiled Xbox’s Games with Gold for August 2017. The original story continues below.] Although the...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 July 2017
Minecraft for Switch Gets Resolution Update

Minecraft for Switch Gets Resolution Update

Minecraft is available on just about every platform under the sun, but it’s one of those games that seems right at home on the Ninten...

By Brad Jones on 30 July 2017
Xbox One X Pre-Orders to Open Soon

Xbox One X Pre-Orders to Open Soon

Following the official reveal of the Xbox One X and its release date at E3 2017, fans of Microsoft’s forthcoming system have been pra...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 July 2017
Blizzard Drops Support for Windows XP and Vista

Blizzard Drops Support for Windows XP and Vista

PC gaming is much less complex than it once was, as developers have come to realize that clear, concise system requirements remove a...

By Brad Jones on 26 July 2017
Xbox Games with Gold for August Officially Revealed

Xbox Games with Gold for August Officially Revealed

Shortly following an unsanctioned leak of the Xbox Games with Gold for August 2017, Microsoft has now officially unveiled exactly whi...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 July 2017
Top 10 Xbox Games We Want for Backward Compatibility

Top 10 Xbox Games We Want for Backward Compatibility

One of the biggest surprises at E3 2017 came during Microsoft’s press conference when Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced backward compa...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 July 2017
 Microsoft Deal Adds Free Game to Xbox One S 1TB Bundle

Microsoft Deal Adds Free Game to Xbox One S 1TB Bundle

Microsoft is sweetening the deal on its Xbox One S bundles, announcing that all 1TB bundles will now feature the addition of a free g...

By Rory Young on 25 July 2017
 Crackdown 3 Trailer Introduces Terry Crews Character

Crackdown 3 Trailer Introduces Terry Crews Character

Terry Crews‘ role in Crackdown 3 was officially announced during the Xbox @ E3 live show, where Crews starred in a live-action video....

By Rory Young on 24 July 2017
Microsoft Details Gamescom 2017 Plans

Microsoft Details Gamescom 2017 Plans

Team Xbox is announcing its plans for the Gamescom 2017 convention in Cologne, Germany. Gamescom has become one of, if not the larges...

By Rory Young on 15 July 2017
Pachter: Switch Could Outsell Xbox One This Year

Pachter: Switch Could Outsell Xbox One This Year

The Nintendo Switch could outsell the Xbox One this year, according to famed games industry analyst Michael Pachter. The Switch had a...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 July 2017
Forza Horizon 3 Adds Halo 5's Warthog

Forza Horizon 3 Adds Halo 5's Warthog

In addition to the 350+ vehicles already revealed for Forza Horizon 3, Playground Games is unveiling one final surprise, just for Hal...

By Rory Young on 14 July 2017
World's Highest Gamerscore Record Beaten by New Player

World's Highest Gamerscore Record Beaten by New Player

Over the weekend, the world’s highest Xbox Gamerscore record held by Ray “Stallion83” Cox was surpassed by a new challenger, Stephen...

By Kyle Sledge on 13 July 2017
Microsoft Explains Xbox One X Console Name

Microsoft Explains Xbox One X Console Name

What’s in a name? To the Xbox team, it’s everything. The previously code named Project Scorpio was officially unveiled as the Xbox On...

By Curt Hutson on 13 July 2017
Former Sony and Microsoft Exec Prefers Nintendo Switch

Former Sony and Microsoft Exec Prefers Nintendo Switch

Phil Harrison, former executive for both Sony and Microsoft, is back talking games during the Barcelona-based Gamelab conference and...

By Rory Young on 09 July 2017
Xbox One X Sales Could Hit 17 Million by 2021

Xbox One X Sales Could Hit 17 Million by 2021

Xbox One X sales could hit 17 million units by 2021, says market research firm DFC Intelligence. The system was the most talked about topic of E3 2017. In a brief released this week, DFC Intelligence...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 July 2017
Minecraft DLC Still Coming to PS4 Despite No Cross-Play

Minecraft DLC Still Coming to PS4 Despite No Cross-Play

Minecraft DLC will still be released on PS4, despite the console not supporting the Better Together update. The Better Together updat...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 July 2017
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Brings Hardcore to the Kinect

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Brings Hardcore to the Kinect

What original Xbox user hadn’t heard of the $200, insanely difficult, 40-button behemoth controller, giant mech game, Steel Battali...

By Dominic Licorish on 08 July 2017
Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

After a strong 2015, the Xbox One looks to have another year full of high quality exclusive games, thanks to titles like Gears of War...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 July 2017
Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition

Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition

Forza Motorsport 5 has been a fairly big success for the Xbox One as one of its key launch titles. Microsoft has heralded it as the...

By Rob Gordon on 30 June 2017
How Many OG Xbox Games Will Be Backward Compatible?

How Many OG Xbox Games Will Be Backward Compatible?

One of the biggest stories out of E3 2017 was that the Xbox One would soon be backward compatible with original Xbox games. The annou...

By Jasmine Henry on 29 June 2017
Spencer Clarifies Comments on Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn

Spencer Clarifies Comments on Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer received some heat from gamers earlier this week for making comments about narrative-heavy games like Horiz...

By Weston Albert on 28 June 2017
Bungie Speaks Out Over Destiny 2 Xbox One X Frame Rate

Bungie Speaks Out Over Destiny 2 Xbox One X Frame Rate

Although Destiny 2 made a big splash over the course of E3 2017, particularly through the confirmation of a PC release date and launc...

By Rob Gordon on 27 June 2017
Xbox Has 'A Lot' of Big Unannounced Games

Xbox Has 'A Lot' of Big Unannounced Games

As some gaming fans might argue, Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference lacked a lot of the explosive announcements found during other...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 June 2017
Psyonix: PS4/Xbox One Cross-Play is 'Inevitable'

Psyonix: PS4/Xbox One Cross-Play is 'Inevitable'

Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham discusses the possibility of PS4 to Xbox One cross-platform play in Rocket League, calling the f...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 June 2017
Microsoft Working on Game Similar to Horizon Zero Dawn

Microsoft Working on Game Similar to Horizon Zero Dawn

Microsoft may be working on a rival to Sony’s PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn if a recent job listing is to be believed. Xbox boss Ph...

By Jasmine Henry on 22 June 2017
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer a Big Fan of Destiny

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer a Big Fan of Destiny

The Destiny community is full of players who have put a huge amount of time into the game, from the title’s initial launch and throug...

By Rob Gordon on 21 June 2017
Crackdown 3 Makes Terry Crews a Playable Character

Crackdown 3 Makes Terry Crews a Playable Character

Terry Crews hasn’t been shy about his love of gaming, publicly campaigning to be cast as Doomfist in Overwatch, playing a character i...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 June 2017
Original Xbox BC Won't Be as Big as 360

Original Xbox BC Won't Be as Big as 360

While a lot of the big announcements for E3 2017 were leaked ahead of time, one surprise didn’t slip through the cracks ahead of Micr...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 June 2017
Microsoft Won't Talk VR at E3 2017

Microsoft Won't Talk VR at E3 2017

Microsoft explained why it won’t be discussing virtual reality gaming during its E3 2017 press conference. The highly anticipated eve...

By Jasmine Henry on 20 June 2017
Microsoft Won't Make Profit on Xbox One X Sales

Microsoft Won't Make Profit on Xbox One X Sales

One of the biggest questions on the minds of gamers for the last year has finally been answered: The Xbox One X (formerly Project Sco...

By Boston Blake on 20 June 2017
Is This Why Sony Won't Allow Minecraft Cross Play?

Is This Why Sony Won't Allow Minecraft Cross Play?

Sony has been in the firing line this week as the company reportedly ‘refused’ to allow Minecraft cross-platform play. A Minecraft cr...

By Jasmine Henry on 20 June 2017
Xbox Boss Spencer Worries About Single Player Games

Xbox Boss Spencer Worries About Single Player Games

Microsoft’s presence at E3 2017 was definitely a different approach than what we saw from others, especially when compared to Sony an...

By Cody Gravelle on 20 June 2017
Microsoft Hits Back at Sony's Cross Play Comments

Microsoft Hits Back at Sony's Cross Play Comments

Although plenty of time has been spent on new game and hardware announcements at E3 2017, something of a storm has started between th...

By Rob Gordon on 20 June 2017
Watch Xbox One X Get Built Piece by Piece

Watch Xbox One X Get Built Piece by Piece

As expected, Microsoft kicked off its E3 2017 presentation by introducing fans and attendees to the Xbox One X, formerly known as Pro...

By Derek Nichols on 20 June 2017
Sony Isn't Letting PS4 Gamers Play With Other Consoles

Sony Isn't Letting PS4 Gamers Play With Other Consoles

Minecraft and Rocket League are allowing more players on more platforms to play with one another, but Sony isn’t letting PS4 players join in the cross-platform party.

By Mark Knapp on 18 June 2017
Xbox One Users Barely Play Backward Compatible Games

Xbox One Users Barely Play Backward Compatible Games

Xbox One users ‘ignore’ backward compatible Xbox 360 games, according to new data. Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One backwards compatib...

By Jasmine Henry on 18 June 2017
Xbox: Games Like Zelda, Horizon Don't Have Same Impact

Xbox: Games Like Zelda, Horizon Don't Have Same Impact

Xbox head Phil Spencer recently shared an update on the future of Microsoft’s gaming endeavors, from enhanced support for the Xbox co...

By AJ Caulfield on 18 June 2017
Phil Spencer: Console Exclusive Items Bad For Industry

Phil Spencer: Console Exclusive Items Bad For Industry

Although the E3 expo is always a place for video game publishers and developers to showcase new games and projects, it’s also a great...

By Rob Gordon on 15 June 2017
Xbox Exec Attacks Sony Backwards Compatibility Comments

Xbox Exec Attacks Sony Backwards Compatibility Comments

An Xbox executive, Mike Ybarra, takes to social media to criticize Sony’s stance on backward compatibility. Earlier in the week, Sony...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 June 2017
Red Dead 2 Will Be 4K Ready on Project Scorpio

Red Dead 2 Will Be 4K Ready on Project Scorpio

Last year, Rockstar Games used a trailer to officially unveil Red Dead Redemption 2, capping off years of speculation that a sequel t...

By Brad Jones on 15 June 2017
Xbox Unlocks More RAM for Project Scorpio Developers

Xbox Unlocks More RAM for Project Scorpio Developers

As Microsoft readies its annual E3 2017 press conference for its new time on Sunday, June 11, the big ticket item on most people’s mi...

By Derek Nichols on 15 June 2017
Sony Refused to Be Part of Minecraft Cross-Play Update

Sony Refused to Be Part of Minecraft Cross-Play Update

At the Microsoft E3 2017 press conference, the company announced an upcoming Minecraft cross-platform update. The update would allow...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 June 2017
Rocket League Officially Supports Xbox One to PC Play

Rocket League Officially Supports Xbox One to PC Play

Psyonix announces that cross-network play officially arrives for Rocket League today, which allows for Xbox One gamers to face off ag...

By John Jacques on 14 June 2017
Did Xbox's E3 Teasers Reveal the Scorpio's Price?

Did Xbox's E3 Teasers Reveal the Scorpio's Price?

Microsoft may have sneakily revealed the Xbox Scorpio’s official name, price, and release date prior to its E3 2017 keynote. Official details regarding Microsoft’s upcoming console, planned for releas...

By Rory Young on 12 June 2017
Ashen Shown at E3 2017

Ashen Shown at E3 2017

Yet another game shown off during Microsoft’s Xbox briefing at E3 2017 was Ashen, an upcoming Xbox One-exclusive role-playing game fr...

By AJ Caulfield on 12 June 2017
Halo Multiplayer Almost Didn't Make it into Series

Halo Multiplayer Almost Didn't Make it into Series

The Xbox classic Halo: Combat Evolved is looked back on fondly by many, and the franchise still remains as one of the biggest heavy h...

By Weston Albert on 12 June 2017
Sony E3 2017 Booth is Twice the Size of Microsoft's

Sony E3 2017 Booth is Twice the Size of Microsoft's

E3 2017 is just a matter of days away, and the final preparations are being made for the event. Today, its organizers released a diag...

By Brad Jones on 12 June 2017
Halo Wars 2 Gets Hilarious Live-Action Commericals

Halo Wars 2 Gets Hilarious Live-Action Commericals

Microsoft debuts an unusual pair of live action trailers for Halo Wars 2, which feature protagonist Captain James Cutter matching wit...

By Brad Jones on 12 June 2017
PS4 Sales in Europe Outpace Xbox 'At Least 3-to-1'

PS4 Sales in Europe Outpace Xbox 'At Least 3-to-1'

Thanks to the industry analysis provided by the market research firm known as the NPD Group, it’s well known at this point in time th...

By Kyle Sledge on 09 June 2017
Microsoft's 'Closer Look' at Project Scorpio Dev Kit

Microsoft's 'Closer Look' at Project Scorpio Dev Kit

Microsoft and Team Xbox are toiling away at the upcoming Project Scorpio Xbox console, set to make a full debut at this year’s E3. An...

By AJ Caulfield on 09 June 2017
Rumor: Will Xbox Scorpio's Official Name Be Xbox S?

Rumor: Will Xbox Scorpio's Official Name Be Xbox S?

Microsoft is primed to fully reveal its Project Scorpio, the high-end Xbox One console that the company first teased at last year’s E...

By Weston Albert on 09 June 2017
Rumor: Xbox Scorpio Reveal in Coming Weeks

Rumor: Xbox Scorpio Reveal in Coming Weeks

Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s enhanced console iteration on the Xbox One, is reportedly planned to be fully revealed in the coming wee...

By Rory Young on 08 June 2017
Xbox's Ybarra Tweets Photo of Project Scorpio Processor

Xbox's Ybarra Tweets Photo of Project Scorpio Processor

With E3 2017 just around the corner, Microsoft is primed to give fans a closer look at the heft and strength of its newly enhanced Xb...

By Kyle Sledge on 05 June 2017
Microsoft's Beam App is Now Called Mixer

Microsoft's Beam App is Now Called Mixer

For the last couple of months, Xbox One owners have been able to test out Microsoft’s Twitch competitor, Beam, which was introduced t...

By Brad Jones on 04 June 2017
Minecraft Adventure Time Mash Up Pack Releases Today

Minecraft Adventure Time Mash Up Pack Releases Today

Minecraft fans, it’s time to gear up for another big adventure. Following breadcrumb teases of a possible Minecraft crossover with th...

By AJ Caulfield on 01 June 2017
Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

Video game developer The Coalition releases an update for the Xbox One version of Gears of War 4 that fixes some of the title’s persi...

By Kyle Sledge on 01 June 2017
Microsoft VP Talks Xbox One Launch Struggles

Microsoft VP Talks Xbox One Launch Struggles

As Microsoft prepares its presentation for E3 2017, one of the gaming giant’s Vice Presidents, Yusuf Mehdi, took to LinkedIn to discu...

By Boston Blake on 31 May 2017
Xbox Boss: Microsoft is 'Focused' on First Party Games

Xbox Boss: Microsoft is 'Focused' on First Party Games

In an Twitter question and answer session, Xbox boss Phil Spencer made clear that first-party development was “critical” going forwar...

By Rory Young on 31 May 2017
Minecraft on Switch Has Weird System Glitch

Minecraft on Switch Has Weird System Glitch

Nintendo Switch owners who purchased a copy of Minecraft on their portable gaming device have had all weekend to get acclimated to th...

By John Jacques on 31 May 2017
Peter Moore Writes Farewell Letter to Games Industry

Peter Moore Writes Farewell Letter to Games Industry

This week marked the end of an era for games industry luminary Peter Moore. After serving as corporate vice-president of Microsoft In...

By AJ Caulfield on 31 May 2017
Xbox Backward Compatible Sales Coming May 16th

Xbox Backward Compatible Sales Coming May 16th

Xbox’s Larry Hryb, better known by his Gamertag Major Nelson, revealed today that the gaming giant is planning a Super Sale for Xbox...

By Boston Blake on 31 May 2017
Phantom Dust Remaster Gets First Screenshot

Phantom Dust Remaster Gets First Screenshot

Fans haven’t seen much of the Phantom Dust remaster since the game was first revealed at E3 2016. However, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 May 2017
Dead Space 2 and 3 Playable on Xbox One

Dead Space 2 and 3 Playable on Xbox One

Although Microsoft has done a sterling job of bringing through well-loved games to the Xbox One backward compatibility library, there...

By Rob Gordon on 31 May 2017
Halo Fan Creates Real Life Cortana Hologram

Halo Fan Creates Real Life Cortana Hologram

When Microsoft made the decision to port a Halo-inspired AI assistant named Cortana to Windows 10 and Xbox One, there were many fans...

By John Jacques on 31 May 2017
Dead Rising 4 DLC Adds Zombie Frank West

Dead Rising 4 DLC Adds Zombie Frank West

Just recently, the video game publisher and developer Capcom announced the forthcoming addition of a fresh downloadable episode for i...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 May 2017
Crackdown 3 News Coming Soon Possibly at Scorpio Reveal

Crackdown 3 News Coming Soon Possibly at Scorpio Reveal

After being a major highlight for Microsoft at gamescom 2015, Crackdown 3 essentially vanished from the public eye, even skipping out...

By Derek Nichols on 31 May 2017
Xbox E3 2017 Press Conference Will Focus on Games

Xbox E3 2017 Press Conference Will Focus on Games

Although E3 2017 is still several months away, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, has spoken up to say that the tec...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 May 2017
Halo 3 Coming to PC, According to AMD Leak

Halo 3 Coming to PC, According to AMD Leak

Is Halo 3 finally coming to PC? That’s the question on the minds of Halo fans after a recent AMD event in South Korea, where the comp...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 May 2017
Project Scorpio Console Key Features Revealed

Project Scorpio Console Key Features Revealed

Although it’s been a long time coming, Xbox has finally opened up about its upcoming Project Scorpio machine. This beefed-up Xbox One...

By Rob Gordon on 31 May 2017
Massive Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale is Live

Massive Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale is Live

One of the biggest selling points for the Xbox One over its competition is its backward compatibility support. Ever since backward co...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 May 2017
Minecraft Marketplace Lets Players Make Real Money

Minecraft Marketplace Lets Players Make Real Money

Microsoft and Mojang‘s popular open world sandbox building title, Minecraft, is set to receive a marketplace for player-made content...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 May 2017
Scalebound Trademark Renewed by Microsoft

Scalebound Trademark Renewed by Microsoft

Scalebound may have gotten the axe back in January of this year, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft Studios wants to relinquish every pi...

By AJ Caulfield on 31 May 2017
Xbox Live is Down, 'Core Services' Unavailable

Xbox Live is Down, 'Core Services' Unavailable

After experiencing some issues last night, Xbox Live is once again down for many gamers. According to Xbox, its “Core Services” are u...

By Boston Blake on 31 May 2017
Microsoft Customer Persona Reveals Typical Xbox One Owner

Microsoft Customer Persona Reveals Typical Xbox One Owner

Anyone who has worked in marketing is probably aware that most companies have something called customer profiles or customer personas...

By Denny Connolly on 31 May 2017
Project Scorpio Dev Kit Images Revealed

Project Scorpio Dev Kit Images Revealed

Microsoft has yet to release any photos of the final Project Scorpio design, but has now provided a first look at the Project Scorpio...

By Boston Blake on 31 May 2017
State of Decay 2 Art Highlights Beauty in Apocalypse

State of Decay 2 Art Highlights Beauty in Apocalypse

Developer Undead Labs reveals a new piece of concept art for State of Decay 2, which shows off a beautiful sunset contrasted with the...

By Boston Blake on 31 May 2017
Call of Duty: IW Player Gets Refund from Microsoft

Call of Duty: IW Player Gets Refund from Microsoft

Following the news that the Windows Store version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is incompatible with the Steam version, one playe...

By Jasmine Henry on 31 May 2017
Xbox Scorpio May Offer Cool Secondary Screen Feature

Xbox Scorpio May Offer Cool Secondary Screen Feature

When Microsoft revealed the first few photos of the Project Scorpio developer’s kit, many gamers were intrigued by the small screen o...

By Boston Blake on 31 May 2017
Dead Rising 4 Fails to Meet Sales Expectations

Dead Rising 4 Fails to Meet Sales Expectations

Despite a decent portion of favorable reviews ahead of its launch last year, it seems as if the release of the survival-horror slash...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 May 2017
Microsoft Shows Off Potential Project Scorpio UI

Microsoft Shows Off Potential Project Scorpio UI

Whether its down to the device’s powerful processor or its continued backward compatibility functionality, the key features of Projec...

By Rob Gordon on 31 May 2017
Halo Has New Head of FPS Production

Halo Has New Head of FPS Production

Some major shakeups seem to be happening at Halo franchise developer 343 Industries. Earlier this week, the developer in charge of Ha...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 May 2017
GR Pick: Rubik's Cube Recreated in Halo 5

GR Pick: Rubik's Cube Recreated in Halo 5

Without a doubt, Halo 5: Guardians‘ Forge Mode allows fans to craft some seriously meticulous creations within 343 Industries’ first-...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 May 2017
Major Xbox One Update Overhauls Dashboard and More

Major Xbox One Update Overhauls Dashboard and More

Microsoft has started rolling out a major update for Xbox One that implements a number of changes to the console. The biggest change...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 May 2017
Xbox Controllers Get a Military-Themed Facelift

Xbox Controllers Get a Military-Themed Facelift

A new line of Xbox wireless controllers is being introduced today, branded the Tech Series. Citing the company’s continued commitment...

By Rory Young on 31 May 2017
Halo 3 Remaster is Not Happening, Says 343 Dev

Halo 3 Remaster is Not Happening, Says 343 Dev

After recent comments by 343 Industries stating it made a mistake by not featuring Master Chief more in Halo 5: Guardians in favor of...

By Derek Nichols on 31 May 2017
E3 2017 Unveiling of Project Scorpio Reconfirmed

E3 2017 Unveiling of Project Scorpio Reconfirmed

Xbox head Phil Spencer reiterated today that Project Scorpio, the upgraded follow-up console to the Xbox One, will be unveiled during...

By Rory Young on 31 May 2017
Xbox Free Games with Gold for June 2017

Xbox Free Games with Gold for June 2017

Xbox‘s Games With Gold for June 2017 have been revealed by Microsoft with a line-up that’s certain to be considered the strongest mon...

By Rory Young on 31 May 2017
Cookie Crumbles on Minecraft Parrot Controversy

Cookie Crumbles on Minecraft Parrot Controversy

Minecraft is adding parrot taming in an upcoming patch, but a controversy has led Mojang to change how players tame them. Parrots are...

By Rory Young on 31 May 2017
Phantom Dust Re-Release Drops on Xbox One, PC Today

Phantom Dust Re-Release Drops on Xbox One, PC Today

It was just about 13 years ago that Phantom Dust made its debut in Japan, with a North American release following a year  later in 20...

By John Jacques on 31 May 2017
Xbox 'Roughly Designed' Handhelds in the Past

Xbox 'Roughly Designed' Handhelds in the Past

As one of the top brands in the gaming industry, Xbox always has its attention set on the future. And rightfully so, as some of its s...

By AJ Caulfield on 31 May 2017
Microsoft Responds to Gears of War 4 Server Issues

Microsoft Responds to Gears of War 4 Server Issues

Microsoft responds to Gears of War 4 server issues by extending Season Pass services and offering a double XP weekend to make up for...

By Boston Blake on 29 May 2017
Gears of War 4 Streamer Rages & Breaks Controller

Gears of War 4 Streamer Rages & Breaks Controller

Popular Twitch streamer GoldGlove livestreams Gears of War 4, and after encountering severe lag in multiplayer, decides to rage quit...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 May 2017
Halo 6 Won't Be Shown at E3 2017

Halo 6 Won't Be Shown at E3 2017

Although it’s been about two years since 343 Industries released the last game in its first-person shooter franchise, gamers are alre...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 May 2017
Fable IP 'Has a Lot of Interesting Places It Could Go'

Fable IP 'Has a Lot of Interesting Places It Could Go'

It hasn’t been an easy few years for fans of the Fable franchise. Since Lionhead Studios was closed down by Microsoft, the popular IP...

By Cody Gravelle on 06 May 2017
Gears of War 4 Update Makes It Easier To Get Credits

Gears of War 4 Update Makes It Easier To Get Credits

In a post on the official forums, The Coalition reveals an update today for Gears of War 4 will make it easier for players to earn cr...

By Derek Nichols on 01 May 2017
New Project Scorpio Images Compare Graphics to Xbox One

New Project Scorpio Images Compare Graphics to Xbox One

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio console has been heavily advertised as being capable of powering out native 4K resolution, and given what...

By Cody Gravelle on 28 April 2017
Minecraft for Nintendo Switch Gets a Release Date

Minecraft for Nintendo Switch Gets a Release Date

Announced prior to the launch of the Nintendo Switch, Minecraft quickly became one of the more anticipated games coming to the newly...

By Riley Little on 25 April 2017
Project Scorpio Reveal Set for Thursday

Project Scorpio Reveal Set for Thursday

Update: Digital Foundry put all of the recent speculation to rest. The official reveal is indeed coming this Thursday at 2pm UK / 6am Pacific. Original story follows: Microsoft’s Project...

By Derek Nichols on 25 April 2017
Rumor: Xbox's Project Scorpio Price Revealed

Rumor: Xbox's Project Scorpio Price Revealed

Ever since Microsoft revealed the impressive specs for its upcoming Project Scorpio console, the big question on everyone’s mind has...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 April 2017
Xbox Spring Sale Includes Overwatch, Titanfall 2 & More

Xbox Spring Sale Includes Overwatch, Titanfall 2 & More

Xbox announces the upcoming Xbox Spring Sale, which offers significant discounts for popular games, including Overwatch, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and more.

By Boston Blake on 18 April 2017
Gears of War 4 Adds Zombie Carmine In Latest Update

Gears of War 4 Adds Zombie Carmine In Latest Update

The Coalition reveals it’s next major content update for Gears of War 4 which features two brand new maps, Windows 10 enhancements, and the return of one of the Carmine brothers.

By Derek Nichols on 18 April 2017
Gears of War 4: The Sound of Silence Achievement

Gears of War 4: The Sound of Silence Achievement

In this guide for the new PC and Xbox One game Gears of War 4, we explain how to unlock the mysterious campaign achievement called ‘T...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 April 2017
Pikmin 3 & NHL 14

Pikmin 3 & NHL 14

With Comic-Con 2013 coming to San Diego next week, it’s time to play catch-up on a few key news items from the last few weeks befor...

By Rob Keyes on 10 April 2017
Minecraft and Power Rangers Collide in New DLC

Minecraft and Power Rangers Collide in New DLC

Minecraft has crossed over with a medley of different franchises since it first arrived on consoles, a majority of which have been ma...

By Riley Little on 08 April 2017
Project Scorpio Has An Integrated Power Supply

Project Scorpio Has An Integrated Power Supply

Now that the Xbox One-related Project Scorpio specs have been officially revealed, there is a lot of excitement building around the n...

By Boston Blake on 07 April 2017
Xbox Game Pass Announcement Causes GameStop Stock Drop

Xbox Game Pass Announcement Causes GameStop Stock Drop

While Xbox One gamers gladly welcomed the announcement of the Xbox Game Pass, retailer GameStop isn’t feeling the same excitement. Ga...

By Sarah Fields on 25 March 2017
Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars makes its well-anticipated return with two new trailers revealed courtesy of E3. A week long beta is available now for pla...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 23 March 2017
Rocket League Is Getting Cross-Network Play On Xbox One

Rocket League Is Getting Cross-Network Play On Xbox One

Psyonix confirms that Rocket League will now support cross-network play, allowing gamers on the Xbox One to play against those on a P...

By John Jacques on 22 March 2017
Report: Xbox Project Scorpio Will Have Internal Power Supply

Report: Xbox Project Scorpio Will Have Internal Power Supply

With E3 2017 looming ever closer on the horizon, the pace of news regarding the follow-up to the Xbox One has begun to quicken. Micro...

By Cody Gravelle on 13 March 2017
Project Scorpio Page Goes Live at Microsoft Store

Project Scorpio Page Goes Live at Microsoft Store

2017 is a big year for Microsoft and the Xbox with the highly-anticipated console dubbed Project Scorpio set for release this holiday...

By Jason Gallagher on 13 March 2017
Xbox Head Says Microsoft Not Ready for Handheld Yet

Xbox Head Says Microsoft Not Ready for Handheld Yet

Nintendo has caught the world’s attention with the release of its latest console/handheld hybrid, the Switch, and it looks like the B...

By Alexander Pan on 03 March 2017
Microsoft Announces Xbox Live Creators Program

Microsoft Announces Xbox Live Creators Program

During GDC 2017, Microsoft announced the Xbox Live Creators Program, making it the company’s second big announcement at the event aft...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 March 2017
Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass Subscription Service

Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass Subscription Service

Xbox head Phil Spencer announced today that later this spring, Microsoft plans to introduce a gaming subscription service for Xbox On...

By Boston Blake on 28 February 2017
The Next Halo Will Have Split Screen Mode

The Next Halo Will Have Split Screen Mode

A common criticism levied at Halo 5: Guardians was 343’s controversial decision to remove split-screen from the game. It seems as though 343 learned its lesson from the fan backlash for dec...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 February 2017
Sunset Overdrive Sequel Would Depend on Microsoft

Sunset Overdrive Sequel Would Depend on Microsoft

Though the zippy open-world shooter title Sunset Overdrive gained quite a following upon its release in 2014, the series has remained at a standstill. Today, Insomniac Games president Ted P...

By AJ Caulfield on 24 February 2017
Gears of War 4 Adds New Maps for Valentine's Event

Gears of War 4 Adds New Maps for Valentine's Event

Microsoft announces that two new maps have been added to Gears of War 4 multiplayer along with a brand new Valentine’s Day event kicking off later this week.

By Derek Nichols on 18 February 2017
GTA 4: Microsoft Working on Frame Rate Fixes for XB1

GTA 4: Microsoft Working on Frame Rate Fixes for XB1

Microsoft continues to search for solutions in order to fix the frame rate issues plaguing the backward compatible version of Grand Theft Auto 4 for Xbox One. Without a doubt, Microsoft’s d...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 February 2017
PS4 Tops January Console Sales

PS4 Tops January Console Sales

Statements from Microsoft and Sony prematurely reveal NPD results showing that the PlayStation 4 was the top-selling video game console in January 2017. With over 53 million units sold worl...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 February 2017
Xbox Boss Talks New IP and Project Scorpio Performance

Xbox Boss Talks New IP and Project Scorpio Performance

Xbox boss Phil Spencer says that he is ‘very confident’ in the way the Project Scorpio will run existing Xbox One games and that more first party games and a new IP are expected this year....

By Jasmine Henry on 08 February 2017
Portal for the HoloLens Is Insane

Portal for the HoloLens Is Insane

A video game developer, programmer, and designer creates a version of Valve’s first-person puzzler and shooter, Portal, for his Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset. Without a doubt...

By Kyle Sledge on 07 February 2017
Xbox on PC Backwards Compatibility: 'Never Say Never'

Xbox on PC Backwards Compatibility: 'Never Say Never'

Xbox boss Phil Spencer reveals via Twitter that gamers should ‘Never say never’ when it comes to Microsoft offering Xbox 360 backward compatibility on PC. Since its launch in November 2015,...

By Boston Blake on 07 February 2017
Destiny, Halo 2 Writer Working on Crackdown 3

Destiny, Halo 2 Writer Working on Crackdown 3

Destiny and Halo 2 writer Joseph Staten confirms that he is working on the Crackdown 3 story, also telling a fan that the game captures the ‘classic’ Crackdown feel. In Crackdown 3 trailer...

By Jasmine Henry on 07 February 2017
Phantom Dust HD Remaster Out Prior to E3

Phantom Dust HD Remaster Out Prior to E3

Phil Spencer, answering question on Twitter, is saying that the HD remaster of Phantom Dust is on schedule to be released prior to E3 later this year. For a game that few are familiar with,...

By Rory Young on 30 January 2017
Xbox Boss Talks E3 2017 Games Lineup

Xbox Boss Talks E3 2017 Games Lineup

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer reveals that Microsoft is already planning its presentation for E3 2017, telling a fan on Twitter that he’s pleased with the lineup. 2017 may only be a month old,...

By Jason Gallagher on 28 January 2017
Halo 5 Getting Classic Helmet DLC, New Playlist

Halo 5 Getting Classic Helmet DLC, New Playlist

Microsoft and 343 Industries reveal new content coming to Halo 5: Guardians, including a big team multiplayer mode variant called Warlords and classic Halo requisition helmets. Even though...

By Derek Nichols on 28 January 2017
Dead Rising 4 Gets Two New Difficulty Modes and a Demo

Dead Rising 4 Gets Two New Difficulty Modes and a Demo

Capcom announces that an upcoming update for Dead Rising 4 will introduce two new difficulty modes to the title, along with a free timed demo of the game. The return of Frank West in Dead R...

By John Jacques on 27 January 2017
Xbox's Project Scorpio Will Run Some Games in Native 4K

Xbox's Project Scorpio Will Run Some Games in Native 4K

Xbox Head Phil Spencer reconfirms that the Project Scorpio console will be capable of running some games in native 4K resolution, stating he is confident about the console. Xbox Chief Phil...

By John Jacques on 27 January 2017
Microsoft Removes Xbox One Snap Mode

Microsoft Removes Xbox One Snap Mode

In apparent efforts to improve multitasking and dashboard speed, Microsoft removes the Xbox One Snap, the feature that allows players to view an additional panel during gameplay. While the...

By AJ Caulfield on 27 January 2017
Xbox Project Scorpio Details Leak

Xbox Project Scorpio Details Leak

Additional details regarding Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One iteration, Project Scorpio, are making the rounds after a document provided to developers leaks. Much of the technical detail behi...

By Rory Young on 25 January 2017
Dev Calls Xbox's Project Scorpio a 'Next-Gen Machine'

Dev Calls Xbox's Project Scorpio a 'Next-Gen Machine'

The CEO of the company behind the game Ori and the Blind Forest says Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox console, Project Scorpio is a “full-blown next gen machine.” Microsoft’s upgraded Xbox console...

By Weston Albert on 24 January 2017
Project Scorpio Removes VR Mention from Website

Project Scorpio Removes VR Mention from Website

Microsoft updates the Project Scorpio website to remove the mention of ‘high fidelity VR’ leading some fans to suggest that plans to support VR gaming have been dropped. When Microsoft anno...

By Jasmine Henry on 23 January 2017
Xbox One Update Adds Unique Copilot Mode

Xbox One Update Adds Unique Copilot Mode

Microsoft tests an updated version of the Xbox Guide interface for its Insider users, revealing a new “copilot” mode that allows players to use multiple controllers on the same profile. Mic...

By AJ Caulfield on 23 January 2017
Crackdown 3 Development Has Been 'Rough' Says Insider

Crackdown 3 Development Has Been 'Rough' Says Insider

Upcoming PC and Xbox One game Crackdown 3 has had a ‘rough’ development and there are ‘still issues’, though the game will not be cancelled like Scalebound, says an insider. It has been an...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 January 2017
Phil Spencer Teases Progress on Project Scorpio

Phil Spencer Teases Progress on Project Scorpio

Xbox boss Phil Spencer teases Project Scorpio progress on Twitter, saying he’s ‘really happy’ with what the teams have been able to do with the console so far. For the bulk of the last few...

By Boston Blake on 21 January 2017
Report: Xbox One Has Moved 26 Million Units

Report: Xbox One Has Moved 26 Million Units

According to a newly published report, Microsoft’s current generation console, Xbox One, currently has an existing install base of about 26 million units. Despite the fact that Microsoft no...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 January 2017
Modder Turns Xbox One S Into a Laptop

Modder Turns Xbox One S Into a Laptop

Well-known console modder Ben Heck pulls apart an Xbox One S and uses the components to create an Xbox One laptop that plays games and movies on the go. When Xbox launched the Xbox One S in...

By Boston Blake on 17 January 2017
Microsoft Unveils Inflatable Xbox One Controller

Microsoft Unveils Inflatable Xbox One Controller

Xbox Australia reveals the Xbox Inflatable, a large Xbox One S floaty pool toy that Australians can win as part of an Australian Day celebration contest. Earlier this year, Xbox Australia m...

By Boston Blake on 17 January 2017
Microsoft is Changing How The Xbox Home Button Works

Microsoft is Changing How The Xbox Home Button Works

A new post on Xbox Wire by Mike Ybarra reveals that Microsoft is changing how the home button will work on all Xbox One Controllers in an upcoming update. Microsoft has announced that the c...

By John Jacques on 14 January 2017
Xbox Offers Congrats To Nintendo On Switch News

Xbox Offers Congrats To Nintendo On Switch News

A member of the Xbox team sent out a congratulatory message to Nintendo following its recent Switch event that revealed important details on the company’s latest console. Mike Ybarra, Xbox...

By Curt Hutson on 13 January 2017
Minecraft Announced for Nintendo Switch

Minecraft Announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo officially confirms that its forthcoming Switch console will receive a version of Mojang’s popular sandbox and construction simulation game, Minecraft. Following last night’s Ninte...

By Kyle Sledge on 13 January 2017
Phantom Dust is 'Going Well' Says Microsoft

Phantom Dust is 'Going Well' Says Microsoft

Microsoft general manager Shannon Loftis confirms that development of Phantom Dust is ‘going well’ and that the company wants to make sure that the game is ‘great.’ Card-based action JRPG P...

By Jasmine Henry on 12 January 2017
Xbox Unsure if Scorpio Will Appear Before E3 2017

Xbox Unsure if Scorpio Will Appear Before E3 2017

Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer reveals on Twitter that he is unsure as to whether the upcoming Project Scorpio Xbox console will make its appearance prior to E3 2017. It’s rare to see a mid-...

By Rob Gordon on 12 January 2017
Microsoft to 'Take Risks' After Scalebound Cancellation

Microsoft to 'Take Risks' After Scalebound Cancellation

Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer announces that the company still plans to “take risks” following the surprise cancellation of Platinum Games’ Scalebound. For those unaware, many Xbox fan...

By Kyle Sledge on 11 January 2017
Asheron's Call Server Shutdown is tthe End of an Era

Asheron's Call Server Shutdown is tthe End of an Era

Asheron’s Call, first launched by Turbine in 1999, is finally shutting down its servers – and one diehard 74-year-old player reflects about his experience on video. It may be a distant mem...

By Cody Gravelle on 11 January 2017
Halo Mega Bloks: More Footage and Details Revealed

Halo Mega Bloks: More Footage and Details Revealed

Andrew Borman of Preserve Gaming History reveals more details about the cancelled Halo Mega Bloks project and releases raw gameplay footage of the game. A few days ago, footage was posted o...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 January 2017
Scalebound Director Apologizes for Game's Cancellation

Scalebound Director Apologizes for Game's Cancellation

Hideki Kamiya personally apologizes over Twitter to Scalebound fans for the game’s cancellation and denies rumors of his alleged mental health issues. Following the news a few days ago that...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 11 January 2017
Halo Mega Bloks Game Was 'Exploratory Project'

Halo Mega Bloks Game Was 'Exploratory Project'

Head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross discusses the recent footage of the cancelled Halo Mega Bloks game, revealing more details about the ill-fated project. A couple of days ago, footage surf...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 January 2017
Scalebound's Cancellation 'Better for Xbox Gamers'

Scalebound's Cancellation 'Better for Xbox Gamers'

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, says that the decision to cancel Platinum Games’ action-RPG Scalebound was “difficult” but that it’s a decision that is “better for Xbox gamers.” Yesterday,...

By Jasmine Henry on 10 January 2017
Scalebound Director Reportedly Took Time Off for Health

Scalebound Director Reportedly Took Time Off for Health

According to industry insider Shinobi602, development of the now-cancelled Scalebound was so taxing that director Hideki Kamiya had to take time off for mental health concerns. Anticipation...

By Alexander Pan on 10 January 2017
Microsoft Removes Scalebound Trailers

Microsoft Removes Scalebound Trailers

Following the cancellation of highly anticipated PlatinumGames title Scalebound, publisher Microsoft Studios has begun removing all game trailers from YouTube. Scalebound seemed nearly too...

By AJ Caulfield on 10 January 2017
Scalebound Cancelled

Scalebound Cancelled

After a morning of rumors regarding the fate of Platinum Games’ Scalebound, Microsoft has officially announced that development of the action-RPG has been cancelled. Scalebound has been one...

By Rory Young on 10 January 2017
Project Scorpio 'Beefier' Than Halo Director Expected

Project Scorpio 'Beefier' Than Halo Director Expected

Halo boss Frank O’Connor reveals that while he can’t remember the specific specs of Project Scorpio, he does recall that they are more powerful than he expected. With Microsoft’s Project S...

By Boston Blake on 09 January 2017
Microsoft Teases 'Special Year' for Xbox Fan in 2017

Microsoft Teases 'Special Year' for Xbox Fan in 2017

Microsoft teases a ‘special year’ for Xbox gamers in 2017, also highlighting what a great year 2016 was for Xbox, including the launch of the Xbox One S console. Even without supporting sta...

By Jasmine Henry on 05 January 2017
Xbox One Red Controller Releases This Month

Xbox One Red Controller Releases This Month

Microsoft announces a new red Xbox One controller that will be available to purchase from GameStop and the Microsoft Store beginning Tuesday, January 10th. Xbox 360 had a wide variety of co...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 January 2017
Weekly Xbox Live Gold Deals Revealed

Weekly Xbox Live Gold Deals Revealed

Microsoft officially unveils the first weekly sale of 2017 for Xbox Live Gold Members and includes a number of different Xbox One and Xbox 360 game deals. Although Sony ended its PSN Holida...

By Kyle Sledge on 03 January 2017
Xbox Execs Get Gamers Excited for 'Year of the Scorpio'

Xbox Execs Get Gamers Excited for 'Year of the Scorpio'

Microsoft and Xbox executives get gamers excited for the company’s upcoming console, Project Scorpio, with Xbox boss Phil Spencer saying that 2017 will be a ‘good year.’ Following Project S...

By Jasmine Henry on 03 January 2017
Destiny Strike Boss Recreated in Halo 5 Forge

Destiny Strike Boss Recreated in Halo 5 Forge

An inventive fan creates a working Vex boss and common unit from Destiny within Halo 5: Guardian’s Forge mode, utilizing recently added upgrades to the mode. Destiny is no stranger to impre...

By Weston Albert on 31 December 2016
Will 2017 be the Year of Xbox?

Will 2017 be the Year of Xbox?

After a successful year for Xbox One, here are a few reasons 2017 could become the year of the Xbox, with the Microsoft console outselling PlayStation 4. Since 2013 when Sony and Microsoft...

By Boston Blake on 30 December 2016
The 9 Best Final Xbox One S Deals for the Year

The 9 Best Final Xbox One S Deals for the Year

Does the new year demand a new Xbox? The Xbox One S deals aren’t dead just yet (though they will be soon) with some holiday clingers still in the works at a few retailers. Some of them are...

By Dealzon on 29 December 2016
Windows 10 Adding New Mode to Boost PC Game Performance

Windows 10 Adding New Mode to Boost PC Game Performance

Twitter user finds code for new Xbox-style game mode in leaked Windows 10 update, which should boost PC performance by reallocating resources to games. Hints have surfaced that Windows 10 m...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 29 December 2016
Xbox One Deal Gets Players Gifts Based on Retailer

Xbox One Deal Gets Players Gifts Based on Retailer

Microsoft announces a special Xbox One and Xbox One S promotion that allows gamers to get a free gift with the purchase of a new console that varies by retailer. Even though PlayStation 4 h...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 December 2016
Forza Motorsport 7 Leaked by Fanatec

Forza Motorsport 7 Leaked by Fanatec

The development of Forza Motorsport 7 is leaked by wheel manufacturer Fanatec, after a post on the company’s forums from CEO Thomas Jackermeier confirmed the game. The Forza Motorsport seri...

By Rob Gordon on 24 December 2016
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Criticizes Console Exclusive DLC

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Criticizes Console Exclusive DLC

Speaking to fans on Twitter, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer criticizes the practice of console exclusive DLC, and discusses how to grow the console gaming market. Consoles used to compete for co...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 December 2016
Halo: MCC Issues Could Still Be Fixed

Halo: MCC Issues Could Still Be Fixed

343 Industries community manager Brian Jarrard responds to gamer concerns about Halo: The Master Chief Collection and lets players know the game’s issues aren’t forgotten. When Halo: The Ma...

By Boston Blake on 23 December 2016
Killer Instinct Adds Kilgore and Brings Back Ultimates

Killer Instinct Adds Kilgore and Brings Back Ultimates

In a new teaser trailer, Iron Galaxy reveals the addition of the new Kilgore character to Killer Instinct along with plans to add character specific Ultimate finisher moves. Microsoft’s fre...

By Derek Nichols on 22 December 2016
Xbox Free Games with Gold for January 2017

Xbox Free Games with Gold for January 2017

Microsoft announces January 2017’s free Games with Gold titles, which include Deathtrap: World of Van Helsing and the second season of Killer Instinct. As we move into the New Year, Xbox Li...

By Boston Blake on 20 December 2016
State of Decay 2 News Coming at E3 2017

State of Decay 2 News Coming at E3 2017

Undead Labs announces to fans that they can see more gameplay of State of Decay 2 at E3 2017 in June, as well as learn the game’s release date and platforms. Microsoft’s E3 2016 press confe...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 December 2016
Xbox Countdown Sale Begins

Xbox Countdown Sale Begins

The Xbox Countdown Sale begins, with discounts on the year’s biggest titles including Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and more.

By Boston Blake on 18 December 2016
Bill Gates is the Best Secret Santa Ever

Bill Gates is the Best Secret Santa Ever

One Redditor got burned in last year’s Secret Santa, so good guy Bill Gates takes it upon himself to make up for it with a super special Christmas gift. Bill Gates has made a name for himse...

By Sarah Fields on 16 December 2016
Minecraft Announces Fallout-Themed DLC

Minecraft Announces Fallout-Themed DLC

Fallout-themed DLC is coming to Minecraft as the “Fallout Mash-Up Pack” gives the blocky building game a Wasteland makeover, also adding new character skins and enemies. One of the biggest...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 December 2016
50% of Xbox One Players Use Backward Compatibility

50% of Xbox One Players Use Backward Compatibility

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, reveals that almost 50% of Xbox One owners use the backward compatibility feature which allows Xbox 360 games to be played on the console. When it was announ...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 December 2016
PS4 Outsells Xbox One in November

PS4 Outsells Xbox One in November

Analysts reveal Sony’s PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in November, breaking Microsoft’s four-month winning streak for the best selling gaming console. The last month has been great for Play...

By Boston Blake on 09 December 2016
Microsoft's Xbox One Game & Console Christmas Sale

Microsoft's Xbox One Game & Console Christmas Sale

We’re over a week removed from Cyber Monday, but in terms of game deals Microsoft is rebooting some of its offers in the “12 Days of Deals” lead up to Christmas sale. Today marks Day 3 of t...

By Dealzon on 08 December 2016
Spencer: Project Scorpio Will Have Console Price Point

Spencer: Project Scorpio Will Have Console Price Point

Xbox boss Phil Spencer reveals Microsoft’s Project Scorpio will sell at a console-level price point and won’t try to compete with higher-end gaming rigs. Since its announcement at E3 2016,...

By Boston Blake on 07 December 2016
Dead Rising 4 Review Roundup

Dead Rising 4 Review Roundup

Capcom’s other zombie franchise is back once again in the form of Dead Rising 4, and despite some missing features that will disappoint longtime fans, it seems that the fourth instalment is...

By Brad Jones on 05 December 2016
Crackdown 3 Targeting Holiday 2017 Release Date

Crackdown 3 Targeting Holiday 2017 Release Date

Crackdown 3‘s developers confirm that the game is now targeting a holiday 2017 release date and that the game will have 4K support on Project Scorpio. When Microsoft announced that Crackdo...

By Jasmine Henry on 05 December 2016
Xbox One Outsells PS4 on Black Friday in U.S.

Xbox One Outsells PS4 on Black Friday in U.S.

According to a new report, Xbox One consoles outsold PlayStation 4 on Black Friday in the United States, coming in fifth as the best selling electronic for the day. Since it released in Aug...

By Boston Blake on 29 November 2016
Dead Rising 4: Check Out the Game's Crazy Vehicles

Dead Rising 4: Check Out the Game's Crazy Vehicles

A new trailer for the soon-to-be-released Dead Rising 4 showcases a selection of the game’s creative vehicle options, and how they can be used to kill tons of zombies. Each game in the Dead...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 November 2016
Amazon Offers Black Friday Deals on PS4 Slim and XB1 S

Amazon Offers Black Friday Deals on PS4 Slim and XB1 S

The popular online retailer Amazon offers different Black Friday deals on Sony’s PlayStation 4 Slim, Microsoft’s Xbox One S, gaming accessories, and more. Holiday shopping is officially und...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 November 2016
Xbox Head Would Love to See Mario on Microsoft Consoles

Xbox Head Would Love to See Mario on Microsoft Consoles

Xbox head Phil Spencer claims that he’d love to see games like Super Mario arrive on a Microsoft console, admitting that ‘Nintendo has the strongest first-party of anybody.’ Given the promi...

By Riley Little on 24 November 2016
Xbox One Streaming Support Coming to Oculus Rift

Xbox One Streaming Support Coming to Oculus Rift

Microsoft announces a further tie between Xbox and virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, revealing that Xbox One streaming will be coming to the Rift this December. It’s been a hugely import...

By Rob Gordon on 24 November 2016
Microsoft Apologizes for Offensive Dead Rising 4 Email

Microsoft Apologizes for Offensive Dead Rising 4 Email

Microsoft comes under fire for a new Dead Rising 4 email advertisement that is accused of featuring a racial slur, prompting Major Nelson to issue an apology to fans. Anyone that is signed...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 November 2016
Xbox Talks Modern Warfare 3 Backward Compatibility

Xbox Talks Modern Warfare 3 Backward Compatibility

Following the appearance of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion as Black Friday Xbox One sales, Xbox speaks up about each game’s potential backward compatibility....

By Rob Gordon on 21 November 2016
Halo 15 Year Anniversary Video Looks To The Future

Halo 15 Year Anniversary Video Looks To The Future

Halo gets a celebration video to commemorate the original game’s 15 year anniversary, which says that the flagship Xbox franchise is “just getting started.” Today marks the 15th anniversar...

By Weston Albert on 21 November 2016
Major Nelson Announces Big Xbox One Black Friday Deals

Major Nelson Announces Big Xbox One Black Friday Deals

Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announces that the company will be offering deals on the Xbox One S in the days leading up to Black Friday sales. The buildup toward the holiday season...

By Cody Gravelle on 21 November 2016
E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

During the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference, a montage trailer for the [email protected] program reveals a ton of new games coming to the service including Cuphead, Yooka-Laylee, and more.

By Derek Nichols on 18 November 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

The latest trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider: The 20 Year Celebration reveals the first gameplay footage of Lara Croft hunting zombies in her family’s manor.

By Denny Connolly on 18 November 2016
GameStop's Black Friday Ad Includes Cheap PS4

GameStop's Black Friday Ad Includes Cheap PS4

GameStop reveals its 2016 Black Friday ad, which includes discounts on popular games like Battlefield 1 and Overwatch, as well as a tempting PS4 Slim deal.

By Dalton Cooper on 18 November 2016
Xbox Live November Games With Gold Confirmed

Xbox Live November Games With Gold Confirmed

The Xbox Games With Gold November 2016 lineup is now announced by Microsoft, delivering four drastically different titles to Xbox gamers at no extra cost.

By John Jacques on 18 November 2016
Steve Carell Set to Join Minecraft Movie?

Steve Carell Set to Join Minecraft Movie?

The first reveal for the cast of the Minecraft movie looks to be close, as Steve Carell is reportedly in talks to join the film adaptation of the popular title. Since the game officially re...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 17 November 2016
343 Industries Teases Halo 5's Next DLC

343 Industries Teases Halo 5's Next DLC

The official Halo Twitter account releases a new teaser trailer that suggests even more DLC is on its way for Halo 5: Guardians, over a year after the game launched. Yesterday marked the 15...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 November 2016
How Much Will Xbox's Project Scorpio Cost?

How Much Will Xbox's Project Scorpio Cost?

Xbox head Phil Spencer prepares gamers for a potential shock when Microsoft announces the price of next year’s high-end gaming console, Project Scorpio. When Microsoft first announced Proje...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 November 2016
Xbox Scorpio Will Feature 'True 4K'

Xbox Scorpio Will Feature 'True 4K'

Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg talks up the abilities of the upcoming high-powered Xbox Scorpio, stating that the console will be capable of delivering “true 4K” to fans. This console gener...

By Rob Gordon on 14 November 2016
Special Halo Event Coming Tuesday for 15th Anniversary

Special Halo Event Coming Tuesday for 15th Anniversary

343 Industries announces a variety of fun events for the 15th anniversary of Halo: Combat Evolved this Tuesday, including a live stream on Twitch and a special Halo 5 playlist. Halo: Combat...

By Jason Gallagher on 14 November 2016
Dead Rising 4 Video Features Killer Santa Claus

Dead Rising 4 Video Features Killer Santa Claus

Brand new gameplay footage of the upcoming Dead Rising 4 surfaces that details the game’s enemy types, including a maniacal pirate, mascot, and Santa Claus. Dead Rising 4 is less than a mon...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 November 2016
Skate 3 Rumored For Backward Compatibility

Skate 3 Rumored For Backward Compatibility

Several pieces of evidence point to Skate 3 being added to the Xbox One backward compatibility list imminently, after months and months of requests from fans. Ever since Microsoft announced...

By Brad Jones on 11 November 2016
Report: Project Scorpio Plays 4K UWP PC Games Natively

Report: Project Scorpio Plays 4K UWP PC Games Natively

A new report suggests that Xbox One Project Scorpio can play 4K UWP PC games natively and that Project Scorpio dev kits will become the new default for developers. One of the biggest storie...

By Jasmine Henry on 08 November 2016
Watch the First 33 Minutes of Dead Rising 4

Watch the First 33 Minutes of Dead Rising 4

Frank West is back for another zombie caper in Dead Rising 4 and IGN has released the first 33 minutes of the game, which reveals why the aging photojournalist is battling the undead once a...

By Curt Hutson on 08 November 2016
Xbox One Backward Compatible List Includes Fan Requests

Xbox One Backward Compatible List Includes Fan Requests

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer teases ‘top fan requests’ are coming to the Xbox One backward compatibility lineup in November. Since Xbox One backward compatibili...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 November 2016
Halo 5 is Adding Mysterious 'Classic' Playlist

Halo 5 is Adding Mysterious 'Classic' Playlist

343 Industries announces fixes for Halo 5: Guardians, and teases an upcoming “Classic” playlist that will be releasing relatively soon for Halo 5 players. While a few highly anticipated shooter games...

By Boston Blake on 05 November 2016
No Scalebound News Until 2017

No Scalebound News Until 2017

Responding to an inquisitive fan on Twitter, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer states that there ‘probably’ will be no more Scalebound news until sometime next year. It’s been over two years since ...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 November 2016
Halo 5: Fan Creates Dogfighting Mode

Halo 5: Fan Creates Dogfighting Mode

One creative Halo 5: Guardians player decides to try their hand at a new game mode for the title, creating a fantastic dogfighting mode in the process. There’s something about the Halo seri...

By Rob Gordon on 03 November 2016
Project Scorpio To Be Backward Compatible With Xbox 360

Project Scorpio To Be Backward Compatible With Xbox 360

Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra confirms on Twitter that Project Scorpio will work with the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility program when the console releases in 2017. It’s been known sin...

By Jason Gallagher on 01 November 2016
Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Just in time for Halloween, Capcom releases a new trailer for Dead Rising 4 that highlights the game’s brutal combo weapons and some of Frank West’s crazy costumes. The upcoming Dead Rising...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 October 2016
Microsoft Announces $299 VR Headsets for Windows 10

Microsoft Announces $299 VR Headsets for Windows 10

Microsoft announces several partnerships with hardware manufacturers including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer to develop VR headsets for Windows 10. Microsoft’s interest in virtual realit...

By Rory Young on 28 October 2016
Phil Spencer: Remedy 'Has to Want to Make' Alan Wake 2

Phil Spencer: Remedy 'Has to Want to Make' Alan Wake 2

Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, states that in order for Alan Wake 2 come to fruition, developer Remedy Entertainment “has to want to make” it. As if it needed to be sa...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 October 2016
Phil Spencer: Project Scorpio Making 'Amazing Progress'

Phil Spencer: Project Scorpio Making 'Amazing Progress'

Following a day long review of Project Scorpio development, Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirms that “amazing progress” is being made on the new Xbox One console. One of the biggest stories of...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 October 2016
Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, reacts to today’s official Nintendo Switch announcement, declaring to be ‘impressed’ by the reveal. As is to be expected following today...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 October 2016
Xbox One S Ad Claims '2 Pterodactyls' of Space

Xbox One S Ad Claims '2 Pterodactyls' of Space

A new ad releases for the Xbox One S, featuring Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown and a Microsoft rep debating whether the game has “pterodactyls” of storage or not. Microsoft is no doubt ge...

By Sarah Fields on 20 October 2016
Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Includes Mini Golf

Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Includes Mini Golf

Microsoft announces the Dead Rising 4 season pass, which will include a multiplayer mini golf mode, an infected Frank West, and holiday-themed weapons. Most high budget games nowadays relea...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 October 2016
Halo 5 Player Recreates Destiny PvP Map in Forge

Halo 5 Player Recreates Destiny PvP Map in Forge

One extremely talented fan of Halo 5: Guardians uses the first-person shooter’s Forge Mode to recreate one of Destiny‘s PvP maps within 343 Industries’ shooter. Although it has been almost...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War makes its grandiose return on Xbox One and PC, and those sorely missing the series can rest easy knowing that the franchise is back and better than ever. Gears of War: Judgmen...

By Riley Little on 17 October 2016
Spencer: Original Xbox Backward Compatibility Possible

Spencer: Original Xbox Backward Compatibility Possible

Xbox boss Phil Spencer suggests that Microsoft could look into bringing some of the original Xbox games library to the Xbox One via backward compatibility. It would be an understatement to...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 October 2016
Xbox One: Four More Backward Compatibility Games Added

Xbox One: Four More Backward Compatibility Games Added

The Xbox One backwards compatible library of games gets beefed up a little with four new titles announced, which includes the arcade classic Dragon’s Lair. Another round of Xbox 360 games h...

By Curt Hutson on 16 October 2016
Play Anywhere Will Have Third Party Games 'in Time'

Play Anywhere Will Have Third Party Games 'in Time'

Xbox boss Phil Spencer discusses the future of the Xbox One and PC Play Anywhere program, suggesting that third party game developers will participate eventually. The announcement of the Xb...

By Cody Gravelle on 16 October 2016
Xbox One Tops Console Sales for September 2016

Xbox One Tops Console Sales for September 2016

The NPD Group reveals the console sales results for September 2016, with Xbox One outselling PlayStation 4 for the third month in a row, despite the launch of PS4 Slim. Perhaps riding the w...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Ending Explained

Gears of War 4 Ending Explained

The ending of Gears of War 4 is sure to have had a few fans scratching their heads, which is why we’ve created a post clarifying what...

By Riley Little on 13 October 2016
Buy Xbox Live Gold at GameStop, Get Gears of War Socks

Buy Xbox Live Gold at GameStop, Get Gears of War Socks

Gaming retailer offers exclusive Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen socks for Xbox gamers who purchase a one-year Xbox Live Gold membership card during a special sale this week. Gears of War 4 is...

By Boston Blake on 08 October 2016
GR Pick: Conan Play Gears of War 4 With Wiz Khalifa

GR Pick: Conan Play Gears of War 4 With Wiz Khalifa

Conan O’Brien invites rapper Wiz Khalifa to join him in playing the early levels in the Gears of War 4 campaign mode on the latest Clueless Gamer segment. Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer seg...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 October 2016
Minecraft Cross-Platform Play on PS4, Xbox One, Mobile

Minecraft Cross-Platform Play on PS4, Xbox One, Mobile

Minecraft could allegedly soon support cross-platform play between PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices, via Mojang’s Minecraft server renting system, Minecraft: Realms. UPDATE: In a statemen...

By Jasmine Henry on 08 October 2016
Microsoft Talks All-Ages Friendly Halo Possibilities

Microsoft Talks All-Ages Friendly Halo Possibilities

343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross talks about the possibility of expanding the Halo universe into all-ages territory with something like a Lego-Halo spin-off game. Although the Halo franchise...

By Denny Connolly on 06 October 2016
ReCore Gets 30 Minute Demo and Load Time Improvements

ReCore Gets 30 Minute Demo and Load Time Improvements

Microsoft releases a new patch for ReCore that addresses some lingering issues with the game, and also launches a 30-minute free trial version of it as well. It’s a gamble whenever a compan...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 October 2016
Xbox is Making Rare Achievements More Special

Xbox is Making Rare Achievements More Special

Thanks to a new update from Microsoft, Xbox One gamers will now receive a unique pop-up notification and sound for unlocking rare achievements in games. Console manufacturers are constantly...

By Boston Blake on 05 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Will Reward Franchise Veterans At Launch

Gears of War 4 Will Reward Franchise Veterans At Launch

The Coalition announces two new in-game bonuses for long time Gears fans who decide to pick up a new copy of Gears of War 4 when it releases next week. After a small hiatus, the Gears of Wa...

By Derek Nichols on 04 October 2016
Xbox Co-Creator Shares Thoughts About Giant Controller

Xbox Co-Creator Shares Thoughts About Giant Controller

Seamus Blackley, one of the co-creators of the original Xbox, tells the gaming world how he really feels about the oft-maligned first Xbox controller design. While the Xbox One has finally...

By Cody Gravelle on 03 October 2016
Gears of Wars 4 Needs Massive Day One Patch on Disc

Gears of Wars 4 Needs Massive Day One Patch on Disc

The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson announces on Twitter that fans will have to download a massive 11GB day one patch if they buy Gears of War 4 on disc. While patches and content updat...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 October 2016
New Gears of War 4 Xbox One S Bundles Revealed

New Gears of War 4 Xbox One S Bundles Revealed

Two new bundles for Gears of War 4 have been announced, including an exclusive deep blue console, allowing players to buy the title alongside the new Xbox One S. For those who are looking t...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 01 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Needs Massive Day One Patch on Disc

Gears of War 4 Needs Massive Day One Patch on Disc

The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson announces on Twitter that fans will have to download a massive 11GB day one patch if they buy Gears of War 4 on disc. While patches and content updat...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Launch Day Pre-Load Has Day One Patch

Gears of War 4 Launch Day Pre-Load Has Day One Patch

In response to a fan on Twitter, The Coalition studio head, Rod Fergusson, confirms that the day one patch for Gears of War 4 is included in the digital preload process. After a small hiatu...

By Derek Nichols on 30 September 2016
3 More Games Arrive for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

3 More Games Arrive for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Microsoft reveals that three more Xbox 360 games are now playable on the Xbox One, this time including a multi-disc RPG, vertical side shooter, and a praised movie adaptation. Microsoft ann...

By Sarah Fields on 30 September 2016
Xbox One Sales Soar in UK After Slim Launch

Xbox One Sales Soar in UK After Slim Launch

According to market analysis from MCV, the release of the Xbox One S might be the cause of a massive uptick in UK sales for Microsoft’s slimmer console. The release of the Xbox One S this p...

By Cody Gravelle on 29 September 2016
N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

Just a few short days since it was discovered on the Xbox Games Store, the Nintendo 64 app has been pulled and users can no longer download the emulator. A Nintendo 64 emulator titled Win64...

By Curt Hutson on 27 September 2016
N64 Emulator Appears on Xbox Games Store

N64 Emulator Appears on Xbox Games Store

A N64 emulator called Win64e10 has appeared in the Xbox Games Store and is available for download now, although it remains doubtful it’ll be around for long. Gamers would be hard pressed to...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 September 2016
Halo 5: Guardians Still Has Content Updates on the Way

Halo 5: Guardians Still Has Content Updates on the Way

Even though the game has been out for a year, 343 Industries teases that there is still more significant content updates on the way for Halo 5: Guardians. In today’s gaming landscape, it’s...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 September 2016
Xbox One Controller Compatible With Samsung Gear VR

Xbox One Controller Compatible With Samsung Gear VR

Microsoft announces that the Samsung Gear VR will support the new Xbox One controllers via bluetooth, a feature coming soon to Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. Microsoft had previously stated th...

By John Jacques on 26 September 2016
Gears of War 4 Preloading is Live For Xbox One

Gears of War 4 Preloading is Live For Xbox One

The Coalition confirms that the Gears of War 4  pre-load is approximately 54GB in size and is now live for Xbox One users, with the PC version set to arrive later. Following a protracted de...

By Alexander Pan on 25 September 2016
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what...

By Riley Little on 22 September 2016
Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2016

Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2016

Four games join the Xbox Games With Gold program in October 2016, including both Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and The Escapists each on the Xbox One. October’s line-up of free Xbox ga...

By Rory Young on 22 September 2016
Microsoft Talks Xbox Scorpio Price & PS4 Pro

Microsoft Talks Xbox Scorpio Price & PS4 Pro

Xbox exec Albert Penello discusses Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Pro, insinuating that Microsoft’s upgraded console could launch at a similar price as Sony’s new system. In the months leading up to...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 September 2016
Xbox Scorpio ‘Aspired a Little Bit Higher’ Than PS4 Pro

Xbox Scorpio ‘Aspired a Little Bit Higher’ Than PS4 Pro

Microsoft executive Albert Penello has continued the comparisons between the Xbox Scorpio and the PS4 Pro, stating that the Xbox console ‘aspired’ a little higher. This console generation,...

By Rob Gordon on 21 September 2016
Gears of War 4 Will Support Split Screen Co-Op on PC

Gears of War 4 Will Support Split Screen Co-Op on PC

Game developer The Coalition officially confirms the inclusion of split-screen co-op for PC players of the forthcoming third-person shooter Gears of War 4. Last week, The Coalition held a p...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 September 2016
Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Sets up the Story

Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Sets up the Story

The Coalition releases a launch trailer for Gears of War 4 that sets up the story, highlights the main characters, and details the new threats players will face. It may be hard to believe,...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 September 2016
Gears of War 4 Has Gone Gold

Gears of War 4 Has Gone Gold

The Coalition’s Gears of War 4 is finally announced as complete, with the company hosting a launch event alongside Microsoft’s Board of Directors to celebrate. It’s time for Microsoft fans...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 20 September 2016
Creating An Xbox Controller Is Brilliant But Limited

Creating An Xbox Controller Is Brilliant But Limited

We test out the Xbox Design Lab and its range of customizable controller options, and while incredibly easy and even enjoyable, it is limited in its initial delivery. As long as we’ve been...

By Riley Little on 19 September 2016
Gears of War 4: Watch 20 Minutes of Campaign Gameplay

Gears of War 4: Watch 20 Minutes of Campaign Gameplay

Microsoft and The Coalition release a new video featuring roughly 20 minutes of campaign gameplay from the Prologue of the forthcoming third-person shooter Gears of War 4. Now that Xbox One...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 September 2016
How One Gamer Got an Xbox One Two Months Early

How One Gamer Got an Xbox One Two Months Early

Read the story of how one lucky gamer ordered a laptop from Microsoft but instead received an Xbox One prototype nearly two months before the console was revealed. It’s every gamer’s dream...

By Boston Blake on 15 September 2016
ReCore Review

ReCore Review

ReCore will be a welcome blast from the past for some, but others will struggle to come to terms with the more archaic components of the experience. From the moment that ReCore was announc...

By Brad Jones on 15 September 2016
New Xbox Accessories Including Updated Controllers

New Xbox Accessories Including Updated Controllers

Microsoft is revealing several new retail accessories which will launch in time for the holidays, including two colorful controller designs and a white stereo headset. With the holiday seas...

By Rory Young on 10 September 2016
Xbox One Beats PS4 in Sales for August 2016

Xbox One Beats PS4 in Sales for August 2016

The NPD Group announces the top selling consoles for August 2016, revealing that the Xbox One outsold Sony’s PlayStation 4 for the second month in a row. Ever since PlayStation 4 and Xbox O...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 September 2016
First Custom Designed Xbox One Controllers Ship

First Custom Designed Xbox One Controllers Ship

If you’re an Xbox fan who has ordered a custom controller from the Xbox Design Lab, it won’t be long until you recieve it as the first batch have already shipped. If you were one of the fir...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 09 September 2016
Project Scorpio Will Run Microsoft Games at Native 4K Resolution

Project Scorpio Will Run Microsoft Games at Native 4K Resolution

In a recent interview, Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis confirms that all first-party Xbox One Project Scorpio titles will run at native 4K. Choice seems to be a...

By Derek Nichols on 08 September 2016
Gears of War 3 Easter Egg Found 5 Years Later

Gears of War 3 Easter Egg Found 5 Years Later

Five years after its release, Gears of War fan group GoW TacCom discovers a Duck Hunt-like Locust shooting gallery Easter Egg hidden in Gears of War 3. Thanks to the Internet, it’s hard for...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 September 2016
Microsoft Throws Shade at Sony After PS4 Pro Reveal

Microsoft Throws Shade at Sony After PS4 Pro Reveal

Microsoft wastes no time comparing its Xbox One S and Project Scorpio consoles to Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro, declaring the Xbox consoles as superior devices. Sony and Microsoft’s rivalry ove...

By Sarah Fields on 08 September 2016
Multiple Buyers Were Lined Up For Lionhead

Multiple Buyers Were Lined Up For Lionhead

Although Lionhead Studios has now closed its doors, a leak suggests that the developer had plenty of potential buyers before it officially closed last month.

By Rob Gordon on 30 August 2016
More Xbox One S 1TB Deals

More Xbox One S 1TB Deals

Update: There is now a hot deal on the 2TB bundle too. Comes with free extra controller plus 1 years worth of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox One S now has three official bundles on the market: the 2T...

By Dealzon on 29 August 2016
Xbox Head Talks Cross-Play, Scorpio

Xbox Head Talks Cross-Play, Scorpio

Aaron Greenberg, the head of Xbox One’s marketing, recently released more details about Project Scorpio, and the possibility of cross platform multiplayer with Playstation. During this ye...

By Fred Harvey on 27 August 2016
Free to Play Halo Spin-Off Cancelled

Free to Play Halo Spin-Off Cancelled

Microsoft quietly cancels Halo Online, the free-to-play Halo multiplayer spinoff in development by Saber Interactive as a region-exclusive Russian game. With main series entries like Halo...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 August 2016
Halo 5: Forge Comes to PC on September 8

Halo 5: Forge Comes to PC on September 8

Microsoft makes two major announcements for Halo 5, revealing the release date for Halo 5: Forge on PC and providing details on the free Anvil’s Legacy content update. Back in May, Micros...

By Jason Gallagher on 25 August 2016
GoldenEye 007 Reboot Was Always a 'Rights Issue'

GoldenEye 007 Reboot Was Always a 'Rights Issue'

Microsoft’s head of the Xbox division states that the failed reboot of Rare’s first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 always boils down to being about a “rights issue.” Following the recent on...

By Kyle Sledge on 25 August 2016
30 Minutes of GoldenEye 007 Remastered on Xbox 360

30 Minutes of GoldenEye 007 Remastered on Xbox 360

A video containing upwards of 30 minutes of gameplay footage for an unreleased remastered version of developer Rare’s GoldenEye 007 on Xbox 360 appears online. It’s safe to say at this po...

By Kyle Sledge on 23 August 2016
Halo 5 DLC Art Reveals New Map and Weapons

Halo 5 DLC Art Reveals New Map and Weapons

343 Industries releases some brand new artwork for the upcoming downloadable content pack for Halo 5: Guardians, revealing a new map and various weapons in the process. Since Halo 5: Guar...

By Rob Gordon on 22 August 2016
First Free Xbox Game for September 2016 Revealed Early

First Free Xbox Game for September 2016 Revealed Early

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson reveals the first game from the September 2016 Games With Gold lineup, which will be a brand new westernized RPG from a Norwegian developer. Typically, gamers hav...

By John Jacques on 22 August 2016
Xbox Exec: PC Gaming Won't Kill Xbox

Xbox Exec: PC Gaming Won't Kill Xbox

Xbox executive Albert Penello takes to a podcast to assuage concerns that Microsoft putting Xbox One exclusives on PC will somehow devalue the console. When it was announced back in Febru...

By Jason Gallagher on 20 August 2016
Microsoft Has Ideas for What Comes After Xbox Scorpio

Microsoft Has Ideas for What Comes After Xbox Scorpio

Xbox head Phil Spencer responds to a fan who asked about the future of Xbox and let it be known that Microsoft is already looking past Project Scorpio, which releases next year. Microsoft...

By Jason Gallagher on 19 August 2016
Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Capcom Vancouver studio head Joe Nickolls reveals that Dead Rising 4 will not use the divisive time limit mechanic that has been used in previous games in the series. In many ways, Dead R...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 August 2016
Scalebound Lets Players Control Their Dragon in Battle

Scalebound Lets Players Control Their Dragon in Battle

Platinum Games hits the stage at Gamescom 2016 to give Xbox fans a closer look at Scalebound, including systems that will let players customize and take control of their dragons. Xbox One...

By Jason Gallagher on 18 August 2016
Microsoft: Current Console Generation Could Be Last

Microsoft: Current Console Generation Could Be Last

An interview with Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft’s head of Xbox games marketing, reveals that console gaming could be coming to an end quicker than gamers might have expected. Microsoft‘s sta...

By Cody Gravelle on 18 August 2016
Microsoft Says 'It's Nice to Be Back on Top'

Microsoft Says 'It's Nice to Be Back on Top'

Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox games marketing at Microsoft, speaks out about the company’s strong sales in July, stating that “it’s nice to be back on top.” Although the Xbox One has often struggled...

By Rob Gordon on 14 August 2016
Gears of War 4 Adds Game of Thrones Composer

Gears of War 4 Adds Game of Thrones Composer

Grammy-nominated composer Ramin Djawadi, who is best known for his work on the TV series Game of Thrones, will be composing the musical score for the upcoming Gears of War 4. With Gears of...

By Alexander Pan on 11 August 2016
We Happy Few First Impressions

We Happy Few First Impressions

We Happy Few’s alpha gameplay confirms that the indie title offers a unique survival experience, but it’s too early to say if the game will connect with mainstream audiences. In a year f...

By Denny Connolly on 10 August 2016
Microsoft Confirms 2 TB Xbox One S is Limited Edition

Microsoft Confirms 2 TB Xbox One S is Limited Edition

Microsoft confirms that the 2 terabyte line of white Xbox One S consoles is a limited-time variant – meaning that those hoping to secure the console will want to act fast. Special edition...

By Riley Little on 10 August 2016
Halo TV Series Still In Development

Halo TV Series Still In Development

Responding to a question on Twitter, Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed today that the Steven Spielberg directed Halo television series is still in development. Straight from the horse’s mo...

By Curt Hutson on 07 August 2016
The Best Xbox One S Deal

The Best Xbox One S Deal

The new Xbox One S is out this week and if you were thinking about picking up the 2TB Launch Edition there’s at least one launch deal you should be aware of. The place to be is eBay, wher...

By Dealzon on 05 August 2016
Xbox Boss Teases PlayStation Experience-Like Event

Xbox Boss Teases PlayStation Experience-Like Event

Xbox head Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to answer fan questions and says Microsoft may put together a major event sometime before the end of the year. Microsoft surprised some Xbox fans a...

By Jason Gallagher on 05 August 2016
Xbox One S Sells for Ridiculous Prices Online In UK

Xbox One S Sells for Ridiculous Prices Online In UK

The Xbox One S 2 TB Edition fetches some huge prices online in the UK after that country’s retail stock sells out, but will this trend continue with Project Scoprio on the horizon? When M...

By Jason Gallagher on 05 August 2016
EA: PS4 and Xbox Upgrades Are 'Great for the Industry'

EA: PS4 and Xbox Upgrades Are 'Great for the Industry'

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson explains his opinion on PlayStation Neo and Project Scorpio, saying incremental console upgrades will be ‘great for the industry.’ Both Sony and Microsof...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 August 2016
Xbox One S Gives Some Games a Performance Boost

Xbox One S Gives Some Games a Performance Boost

By testing titles like Fallout 4 and Project Cars, Digital Foundry discovers that some games perform better on Xbox One S than they do on the original Xbox One. With the sleek and slim Xb...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 August 2016
Big Xbox One Summer Update Adds Cortana and More

Big Xbox One Summer Update Adds Cortana and More

The Xbox One Summer Update releases, introducing Cortana to the console, allowing players to play background music, and a wide variety of other changes. Microsoft has today released the n...

By Sarah Fields on 30 July 2016
Minecraft Oculus Rift Support Arriving Soon

Minecraft Oculus Rift Support Arriving Soon

In recognition of the game’s one year anniversary, Microsoft announces plans to bring Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition to Oculus Rift within the next few weeks. Last year, Mojang announced pla...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 July 2016
Xbox One S Gets Halo, Madden NFL 17 Bundles

Xbox One S Gets Halo, Madden NFL 17 Bundles

Microsoft reveals that gamers will be able to choose two different Xbox One S bundles, with one containing Madden NFL 17 and the other the majority of the Halo series. The release of the Xbox One S...

By Sarah Fields on 27 July 2016
Xbox Live Gamertags Now Expire If You Don't Log In

Xbox Live Gamertags Now Expire If You Don't Log In

Microsoft updates its services agreement, which now includes a clause revealing that gamers who don’t log in to their accounts may lose their Xbox gamertags. Present or former Xbox users who haven’...

By Sarah Fields on 26 July 2016
This is Why Microsoft Never Made A Xbox Handheld

This is Why Microsoft Never Made A Xbox Handheld

Former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach reveals that Microsoft was once considering a handheld Xbox console, as well as explaining why the project never saw development. Microsoft has found a huge am...

By Rob Gordon on 23 July 2016
Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

New sales numbers released by consumer market research firm the NPD Group indicate that console sales are struggling more than gamers might have expected. The state of video game consoles has been...

By Cody Gravelle on 22 July 2016
Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft releases a trio of concept images showing Microsoft games getting the Pokemon GO spin, prompting some to wonder if the company is gauging fan interest in such an idea. Microsoft has offic...

By John Jacques on 21 July 2016
Xbox Live Hits 49M Users, But Gaming Revenue is Down

Xbox Live Hits 49M Users, But Gaming Revenue is Down

Microsoft’s latest earnings report does not make for pretty reading for Xbox, with overall gaming revenue decreasing in spite of an increase in Xbox Live users. Over recent months, Microsoft has ta...

By Rob Gordon on 21 July 2016
The Xbox One S Will Arrive This August

The Xbox One S Will Arrive This August

Microsoft announces that the Xbox One S will officially arrive on August 2 in the form of a launch day edition, with more versions to follow sometime after. During E3 2016, Microsoft revealed what...

By John Jacques on 18 July 2016
Microsoft: We Don't Need Crackdown 3 This Year

Microsoft: We Don't Need Crackdown 3 This Year

Xbox marketing manager Aaron Greenberg claims that Microsoft doesn’t need Crackdown 3 to release in 2016, as it has many other games set to launch this holiday season. One of the biggest Microsoft...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 July 2016
Xbox Scorpio Inspired by Smartphone Business Model

Xbox Scorpio Inspired by Smartphone Business Model

Microsoft engineer Mike Ybarra reveals that the company found inspiration for the upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio by taking a look at the smartphone business model. Through the development of Project...

By Rob Gordon on 13 July 2016
Red Dead Redemption DLC Free for Compatibility Launch

Red Dead Redemption DLC Free for Compatibility Launch

With Red Dead Redemption now available for Xbox One owners thanks to the backward compatibility program, Rockstar Games removes the prices for much of its DLC. Today is the day many fans ha...

By Derek Nichols on 12 July 2016
Microsoft Apologizes for Play Anywhere 'Confusion'

Microsoft Apologizes for Play Anywhere 'Confusion'

Microsoft releases a new statement to apologize to the community and explain what happened following a retraction made to the company’s upcoming Xbox Play Anywhere feature. Earlier this week, Micro...

By Jason Gallagher on 08 July 2016
Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Starts Today

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Starts Today

New releases and old favorites have their prices slashed, as Microsoft kicks off a massive week-long sale across titles for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 10. Microsoft has launched its annual Xb...

By Brad Jones on 05 July 2016
Wheelchairs Are Coming to Xbox Live Avatars

Wheelchairs Are Coming to Xbox Live Avatars

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that Xbox Live Avatars will soon be available to place within digital wheelchairs, allowing for more customization options for gamers. UPDATE: Partner Di...

By Riley Little on 05 July 2016
Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2016 Deals Revealed

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2016 Deals Revealed

Xbox’s Major Nelson reveals the deals for the 2016 Xbox Ultimate Game Sale, with gamers able to pick up games like Halo 5: Guardians, The Witcher 3, and more for cheap. Summer is here, and for gamers...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 July 2016
Xbox Live Play Anywhere Launches in September

Xbox Live Play Anywhere Launches in September

Microsoft confirms that its Play Anywhere feature on Xbox One, first confirmed during the company’s E3 2016 presentation, will launch in just a few short months. The difference between console and PC...

By Cody Gravelle on 04 July 2016
Xbox One July 4th Sale Offers Massive Discounts

Xbox One July 4th Sale Offers Massive Discounts

Last month’s big Xbox One S console announcement at E3 really means it’s time for the big box retailers to rid themselves of their current stock of Xbox One Bundles from late 2015 and early 2016. We’...

By Dealzon on 02 July 2016
Exclusive: Inafune Would 'Love to See' a ReCore Movie

Exclusive: Inafune Would 'Love to See' a ReCore Movie

Game Rant spoke with legendary game creator Keiji Inafune during E3 2016, learning that the developer would ideally like to see a ReCore movie come to fruition. It seems like video game movies are al...

By Riley Little on 30 June 2016
The Story Behind Bill Gates and the Xbox

The Story Behind Bill Gates and the Xbox

Xbox co-creator Ed Fries explains in an interview how Microsoft founder Bill Gates nearly shut down the original Xbox project entirely due to it not using Windows. Microsoft has had a hold on the gam...

By Sarah Fields on 30 June 2016
Xbox Summer Sale May Kick Off Next Week

Xbox Summer Sale May Kick Off Next Week

A Twitter user with a good track record on Xbox rumors claims that Microsoft will launch a Summer Sale for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 10 titles starting next week. Summer is always a good time fo...

By Jason Gallagher on 30 June 2016
Original Xbox Controller Prototypes Are Hilarious

Original Xbox Controller Prototypes Are Hilarious

Seamus Blackley, co-creator of the Xbox, shares a series of images of prototype controllers for the console – and the early designs look rather different from the final product. When Microsoft create...

By Rob Gordon on 30 June 2016
Bulletstorm Remaster in the Works

Bulletstorm Remaster in the Works

Gaming journalists at E3 2016 discover screenshots and release window information for the unannounced Bulletstorm Remaster on the Microsoft press USB. We learned last month that Gears of War: Judgm...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 June 2016
Red Dead Publisher Talks the Power of Xbox Scorpio

Red Dead Publisher Talks the Power of Xbox Scorpio

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick offers his opinion of Microsoft’s Xbox Scorpio and the impending release of other upgraded gaming consoles, such as PlayStation Neo. With its competitors remaining secret...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 June 2016
Microsoft Discounts Xbox One Price Again

Microsoft Discounts Xbox One Price Again

In anticipation of the Xbox One S release, Microsoft discounts the Xbox One again, with the prices both 500GB and 1TB bundles being cut significantly. During its E3 2016 press conference, Microsoft...

By Jasmine Henry on 28 June 2016
Xbox Scorpio Won't Shorten Console Cycles

Xbox Scorpio Won't Shorten Console Cycles

Xbox boss Phil Spencer responds to speculation that Project Scorpio will lead to shorter console cycles, says frequent updates are “not the console model.” Microsoft’s final announcement during its...

By Jason Gallagher on 27 June 2016
Win A Game of Thrones Themed Xbox One In This Giveaway

Win A Game of Thrones Themed Xbox One In This Giveaway

Gamers now have a chance to win an exclusive Game of Thrones themed Xbox One console and controller bundle thanks to a Twitter giveaway by Xbox France. Xbox France is hosting a phenomenal Xbox One gi...

By John Jacques on 27 June 2016
Inside Review

Inside Review

Inside builds on every strength of Playdead’s Limbo, while also delivering a compelling yet haunting world filled with smart puzzles and inventive mechanics. Released back in 2010, Playdead Studio...

By Anthony Taormina on 25 June 2016
Respawn Always Thought Titanfall 1 Would Come to PS4

Respawn Always Thought Titanfall 1 Would Come to PS4

Respawn Entertainment CEO and co-founder, Vince Zampella, admits that the team believed the original Titanfall exclusivity deal was only temporary and not completely exclusive. Coming from...

By Derek Nichols on 24 June 2016
Fallout: New Vegas Now Backward Compatible on Xbox One

Fallout: New Vegas Now Backward Compatible on Xbox One

Microsoft announces that Fallout: New Vegas is now available for download with the Xbox Backward Compatibility program, allowing Xbox One gamers in on the action. Microsoft has kept busy working on i...

By John Jacques on 23 June 2016
Phil Spencer Says Microsoft is Not Backing Out of Gaming

Phil Spencer Says Microsoft is Not Backing Out of Gaming

Xbox boss Phil Spencer takes some time out of his busy schedule to address fan concerns over the direction Microsoft’s video game department is heading in. Things may have been looking a little bleak...

By Cody Gravelle on 23 June 2016
Halo 5 to Get New Enemy Boss and Aircraft

Halo 5 to Get New Enemy Boss and Aircraft

Coming in the next update to Halo 5, fans will get their hands on the controls of a new vehicle as well as face off against a never-before-seen Grunt boss. Halo 5 developer 343 Industries hasn’t give...

By Weston Albert on 23 June 2016
Halo 5: Warzone Firefight Update Details Released

Halo 5: Warzone Firefight Update Details Released

343 Industries unveils brand new information regarding the upcoming Warzone Firefight update for Halo 5: Guardians, which promises to be the biggest update yet. The free updates for Halo 5: Guardians...

By Rob Gordon on 19 June 2016
Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

After announcing the game for Xbox One and Windows 10, Microsoft now confirms that upcoming zombie game Dead Rising 4 is a timed exclusive on the platforms. Officially revealed during Microsoft’s pre...

By Jasmine Henry on 17 June 2016
Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Supports Crossplay

Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Supports Crossplay

Microsoft confirms that Gears of War 4 will support crossplay between the PC and Xbox One versions of the game for its multiplayer, campaign, and Horde 3.0 modes. A common thread in Microso...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 June 2016
Sea of Thieves is NOT Free to Play

Sea of Thieves is NOT Free to Play

An interview with Sea of Thieves design director Gregg Mayles at E3 2016 reveals an important bit of information gamers may not be overly excited to hear. One of the hottest games coming out of Micro...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 June 2016
Gears 4 Director Shows Off Graphical Improvements

Gears 4 Director Shows Off Graphical Improvements

Gears of War 4 director Rod Ferguson shares a comparison shot that demonstrates the improvements made to the game’s visuals since its recent multiplayer beta. It’s not uncommon for well-hy...

By Brad Jones on 17 June 2016
How Much More Powerful is Scorpio Compared to Xbox One?

How Much More Powerful is Scorpio Compared to Xbox One?

According to Xbox head, Phil Spencer, the console for Microsoft’s forthcoming Project Scorpio contains far more power than a current generation Xbox One system. It’s no secret at this point that Micr...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 June 2016
ReCore Trailer Introduces Characters and Gameplay

ReCore Trailer Introduces Characters and Gameplay

Microsoft launches a brand new trailer for ReCore during its E3 2016 presentation, detailing the upcoming Xbox One and PC exclusive’s characters and gameplay. Ever since ReCore was first revealed dur...

By Rob Gordon on 16 June 2016
Xbox Boss Explains Why Microsoft Announced Scorpio Now

Xbox Boss Explains Why Microsoft Announced Scorpio Now

Microsoft Boss Phil Spencer explains why the company announced Project Scorpio at this year’s E3, rather than wait until the console was ready to launch. For those who missed it, Microsoft announced...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 16 June 2016
4K Games Not Mandatory for Xbox Project Scorpio

4K Games Not Mandatory for Xbox Project Scorpio

Microsoft reveals that video game developers are not required to make titles in 4K resolution for its forthcoming console known as Xbox Project Scorpio. It’s no secret at this point that Microsoft us...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 June 2016
Microsoft Almost Put Out Console That Wasn't Scorpio

Microsoft Almost Put Out Console That Wasn't Scorpio

Microsoft’s Xbox head reveals the tech company almost went on to release an upgraded Xbox One this year that wasn’t the firm’s much-vaunted Scorpio system. As many fans are probably aware by now, Mic...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 June 2016
Some Xbox One Games Will Look Better on Project Scorpio

Some Xbox One Games Will Look Better on Project Scorpio

Xbox head Phil Spencer reveals that the upcoming Project Scorpio will improve the visuals of certain existing Xbox One games during hectic action scenes. To say that Project Scorpio has been divisive...

By Sarah Fields on 16 June 2016
Microsoft Play Anywhere Won't Always Support Cross-Play

Microsoft Play Anywhere Won't Always Support Cross-Play

Microsoft wastes little time in clarifying a few things about its widely praised Play Anywhere system, stating that not all games will receive cross-play support. Whenever a company announces the int...

By Cody Gravelle on 16 June 2016
Xbox Scorpio Requires 4K TV For Full Impact

Xbox Scorpio Requires 4K TV For Full Impact

Xbox head Phil Spencer states that the upcoming Xbox Scorpio will need to be paired with a 4K television for users to get the full impact of the console’s power. Although Microsoft did showcase a num...

By Rob Gordon on 15 June 2016
Deep Dive Into All the New Xbox One Controllers

Deep Dive Into All the New Xbox One Controllers

One of the popular themes for the first couple days of E3 2016 has been choice, and Microsoft’s new line of Xbox One controllers gives gamers a lot of power. Microsoft’s E3 2016 presentation offered...

By Cody Gravelle on 14 June 2016
Xbox Design Labs Debuts Customizable Controllers

Xbox Design Labs Debuts Customizable Controllers

Microsoft’s E3 2016 presentation reveals a brand new service being offered exclusively to Xbox One gamers – one that fans have been dreaming of for years. In what was a hectic, frenetic Microsoft E3...

By Cody Gravelle on 14 June 2016
New Xbox One Controller: Wireless on PC Without Dongle

New Xbox One Controller: Wireless on PC Without Dongle

New details have surfaced following the Microsoft E3 2016 presentation about the new Xbox One wireless controller, one of which includes a nice upgrade for PC users. Going into E3 2016, it was imposs...

By Cody Gravelle on 14 June 2016
14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

A new E3 gameplay demo for Dead Rising 4 reveals a number of over the top weapons and vehicles the series is known for including some returning features as well. Part of the challenge leading up to a...

By Derek Nichols on 14 June 2016
Cross-Buy Program Does Not Require Xbox Live Gold

Cross-Buy Program Does Not Require Xbox Live Gold

Microsoft confirms that the Play Anywhere program, which allows gamers to purchase one digital copy of a game to be played on both PC and Xbox One, will not require Xbox Live Gold. Although Microsoft...

By Rob Gordon on 14 June 2016
Xbox One S Needs Adapter to Use Kinect

Xbox One S Needs Adapter to Use Kinect

After officially confirming the existence of the Xbox One S, Microsoft reveals that the new model of the console requires an adapter to use the Kinect device. Microsoft decided to kick off its E3 201...

By Rob Gordon on 14 June 2016
Phantom Dust Remaster Coming to Xbox One and PC

Phantom Dust Remaster Coming to Xbox One and PC

Microsoft reveals that original Xbox title Phantom Dust is due to receive a remaster for Xbox One and PC, with the title scheduled to arrive in 2017. Although E3 2016 showcased plenty of brand new ga...

By Rob Gordon on 14 June 2016
Tekken 7 Coming to Xbox One in Early 2017

Tekken 7 Coming to Xbox One in Early 2017

Bandai Namco confirms that Tekken 7 will be released on Xbox One in early 2017, also announcing that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is available for free on the console. Having only been confirmed for a rel...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 June 2016
Xbox Live New Features: Clubs, LFG, and Arena

Xbox Live New Features: Clubs, LFG, and Arena

Mike Ybarra reveals several new Xbox Live features that will be heading to consoles this year, including an official competition mode that allows players to enter tournaments. During the Microsoft E3...

By John Jacques on 13 June 2016
Xbox One Slim Price is Lower Than Expected

Xbox One Slim Price is Lower Than Expected

Ahead of Microsoft’s E3 conference, there’s a compelling rumor that the slim version of the Xbox One set to be unveiled at the event is cheaper than expected. The road to this year’s E3 has been pave...

By Brad Jones on 13 June 2016
Leaked ReCore Screenshots and Release Date

Leaked ReCore Screenshots and Release Date

ReCore may not have the same pre-E3 hype as some Microsoft exclusives, but these new screenshot leaks will have fans hyped for the September release date. When it rains, it pours, and Microsoft’s ap...

By Rory Young on 12 June 2016
Rumor: Dead Rising 4 Leaked Screenshots

Rumor: Dead Rising 4 Leaked Screenshots

Screenshots from what looks to be Dead Rising 4 have surfaced online, ahead of its E3 reveal, showing the game’s new protagonist going toe-to-toe with the massive zombie hordes. It looks like it’s go...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 12 June 2016
E3 2016 Conference Presentation Schedule

E3 2016 Conference Presentation Schedule

There’s a lot for gamers to keep track of during the week of E3. From Bethesda to Nintendo, here’s a breakdown of when Game Ranters can stream each of the major conference presentations. After a year...

By Denny Connolly on 12 June 2016
Rumor Patrol: 2 TB Xbox One Releasing This Year

Rumor Patrol: 2 TB Xbox One Releasing This Year

A GameStop source leaks the existence of a 2 TB Xbox One model that will cost $449 and will presumably be revealed during Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference. For the past few months, rumors have be...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 June 2016
Rumor: Halo 5 PC Announcement Coming at E3

Rumor: Halo 5 PC Announcement Coming at E3

An unsubstantiated report on Dark Side of Gaming cites an industry insider that claims a Halo 5: Guardians PC port announcement could come at this year’s E3 event. With Microsoft’s recent aggressive...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 June 2016
Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, gives praise to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the company’s forthcoming NX console. As many gaming fans will li...

By Kyle Sledge on 11 June 2016
Xbox One DVR Feature Put on Hold by Microsoft

Xbox One DVR Feature Put on Hold by Microsoft

The tech company Microsoft officially announces its decision to put the release of the Xbox One’s originally planned DVR for over-the-air TV feature on hold. Last year, during the gamescom event back...

By Kyle Sledge on 11 June 2016
Crackdown 3 Site Plans Week of 'Missions,' Teases Beta

Crackdown 3 Site Plans Week of 'Missions,' Teases Beta

An odd teaser site for Microsoft’s Crackdown 3 is scheduling several ‘Missions’ for the next few weeks, and also teases a potentially forthcoming beta. An odd website has been discovered this week by...

By Rory Young on 10 June 2016
Dead Rising 4 Trailer Revealed

Dead Rising 4 Trailer Revealed

Microsoft and Capcom announce Dead Rising 4 with an official E3 2016 trailer, which confirms the flame-filled return of original series protagonist Frank West. He’s covered wars, you know – and now h...

By John Jacques on 10 June 2016
Will E3 2016 Be The Best E3 Yet?

Will E3 2016 Be The Best E3 Yet?

With E3 2016 now merely days away, one Game Rant writer takes a look at whether this year’s expo will provide the best balance for all interested gamers. It’s hard to think of a more exciting time of...

By Rob Gordon on 10 June 2016
Microsoft Says E3 2016 Will Be 'Special'

Microsoft Says E3 2016 Will Be 'Special'

In a statement regarding the May 2016 NPD sales numbers, Xbox marketing chief Mike Nichols reveals that Microsoft expects its E3 showcase to be special. E3 2016 is still a few days away but already t...

By Derek Nichols on 10 June 2016
Microsoft Giving Xbox Owners $10 for Fallout 4 Error

Microsoft Giving Xbox Owners $10 for Fallout 4 Error

Following from a price glitch that allowed users to download Fallout 4 for free on Xbox One, Microsoft offers $10 to any Xbox One owners who downloaded the title. Fallout 4 may try to offer players a...

By Rob Gordon on 10 June 2016
Minecraft Crossplay: The Friendly Update

Minecraft Crossplay: The Friendly Update

During Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference, a couple of members of Minecraft developer Mojang take the stage to detail the game’s new “Friendly Update.” When Microsoft purchased the IP, ma...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 June 2016
Is Elders Scroll 5: Skyrim Remaster in the Works?

Is Elders Scroll 5: Skyrim Remaster in the Works?

Well-known industry insider Shinobi602 reveals that a new remaster of Skyrim will apparently be revealed at E3, as well as what to expect from Microsoft and Rockstar’s showcases. With E3 2016 less th...

By Alexander Pan on 07 June 2016
Xbox One Update Preview Details

Xbox One Update Preview Details

Microsoft confirms the details surrounding the next update for both Xbox One and the Windows 10 Xbox app, including the introduction of Cortana and improvements to the interface. Although there are s...

By Rob Gordon on 06 June 2016
Xbox One Update Offers 'Key Gaming Features'

Xbox One Update Offers 'Key Gaming Features'

Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra announces on Twitter that a new update for the Xbox One will be released to preview members ‘soon’ and will have ‘key gaming features.’ As was the case with the Xbox...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 June 2016
Most Popular Fallout 4 Mods on Xbox One

Most Popular Fallout 4 Mods on Xbox One

Fallout 4 mod support is now officially live on Xbox One and the most popular mods on day offer cheats, busty characters, vegetation, and a suite of options to alter guns. Fallout 4’s Xbox One mod s...

By Denny Connolly on 02 June 2016
Pre-E3 Xbox One Deal Gives Free Controller and $80 Off

Pre-E3 Xbox One Deal Gives Free Controller and $80 Off

With new units rumored to be in development, Microsoft is likely thinking about shipping as many old consoles as possible, which is why it has a crazy good Xbox One bundle on offer. This time, the sa...

By Dealzon on 31 May 2016
Killer Instinct Adds Gargos to Roster

Killer Instinct Adds Gargos to Roster

The demon warlord Gargos is now available in the Killer Instinct Season 3 roster, allowing gamers to assume the role of the franchise’s main antagonist. It’s been a long time coming, but the main ant...

By John Jacques on 29 May 2016
Xbox One VR Evidence Continues to Mount

Xbox One VR Evidence Continues to Mount

With E3 2016 just around the corner, more evidence appears that suggests Microsoft is set to make a strong move into virtual reality with the Xbox One. At this year’s E3, plenty of gamers are expecti...

By Rob Gordon on 29 May 2016
Gears 4’s Horde Mode Only Requires Host to Own Maps

Gears 4’s Horde Mode Only Requires Host to Own Maps

The Coalition confirms that Gears of War 4‘s Horde 3.0 only requires match hosts to own the mode’s maps, allowing gamers who don’t own them to try them out. During Microsoft’s press confere...

By Kyle Sledge on 28 May 2016
Hands-On: Gears of War 4 is Very Familiar

Hands-On: Gears of War 4 is Very Familiar

Game Rant goes hands-on with a campaign mission from Gears of War 4 that features JD, Kait, and Del trying to recover a friend from a new, but familiar threat. In what was the only hands-on...

By Anthony Taormina on 28 May 2016
Ex-Sony Dev: New Consoles Will Be Hard to Develop For

Ex-Sony Dev: New Consoles Will Be Hard to Develop For

A former employee of a Sony studio decides to enlighten gamers on potentially problematic development issues that could stem from new Sony and Microsoft consoles. By now, it appears that Sony and Mic...

By Cody Gravelle on 28 May 2016
Xbox at E3 2016: 'Doing Things We've Never Done'

Xbox at E3 2016: 'Doing Things We've Never Done'

After declaring all the recent hardware rumors as ‘creative chatter’, Xbox boss Phil Spencer teases that the Xbox team is breaking new ground for its upcoming E3 showcase. With the last few days havi...

By Alexander Pan on 28 May 2016
Details on Today's Free Halo 5 Expansion

Details on Today's Free Halo 5 Expansion

343 Industries confirms the content arriving with the Hog Wild expansion for Halo 5, including new Warthogs and additional armor sets for the first-person shooter. Since the launch of Halo 5: Guardia...

By Rob Gordon on 28 May 2016
Certain Minecraft Advertising Stopped By Microsoft

Certain Minecraft Advertising Stopped By Microsoft

Microsoft and Mojang release a set of new rules regarding in-game advertisements in Minecraft, as well as how and what companies can use the game for. Most, if not all, of Minecraft‘s overw...

By Sarah Fields on 28 May 2016
Gears of War 4 Teases Return of Marcus

Gears of War 4 Teases Return of Marcus

Following a demo of Gears of War 4‘s co-op campaign, Microsoft unveils a brief teaser that confirms the return of fan favorite character Marcus Fenix. As was expected by the Xbox faithful l...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 May 2016
Rumor: Xbox One VR Game Coming in 2017

Rumor: Xbox One VR Game Coming in 2017

A “major” European developer is planning to debut its Xbox VR game during E3, with plans to launch in 2017, with Microsoft likely to announce its VR plans at E3. With E3 less than three weeks away an...

By Rory Young on 27 May 2016
Gears of War 4 Co-Op Campaign Demo Revealed

Gears of War 4 Co-Op Campaign Demo Revealed

During Microsoft’s E3 press conference, game developer The Coalition reveals brand new gameplay for Gears of War 4, showing some co-op action from the campaign mode. As many gaming fans exp...

By Kyle Sledge on 27 May 2016
Rumor: Microsoft Releasing Two New Xbox One Models

Rumor: Microsoft Releasing Two New Xbox One Models

According to industry sources, Microsoft is preparing to release two new versions of the Xbox One, one of which is capable of using the Oculus Rift headset. Major news about the Xbox One may have jus...

By John Jacques on 27 May 2016
Major Retailer Expects Hardware Announcements At E3 2016

Major Retailer Expects Hardware Announcements At E3 2016

As rumors swirl about the prospect of imminent hardware refreshes, a major retailer claims to have word that big announcements are coming at E3 next month. Every year, the build-up to E3 prompts all...

By Brad Jones on 27 May 2016
Rumor: Xbox Scorpio 4x as Powerful as Current Xbox

Rumor: Xbox Scorpio 4x as Powerful as Current Xbox

Anonymous sources claim to have more information on the rumored upgraded Xbox One console, stating that the system is 4x more powerful than current Xbox One models. Earlier today, rumors surfaced of...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 May 2016
Halo 5 Deal: Get the Xbox One Game for $30

Halo 5 Deal: Get the Xbox One Game for $30

Xbox One owners who still haven’t picked up Halo 5: Guardians can now do so for just $30 at a few US retailers, though the price cut may only be here for a limited time. Fans of the Halo franchise wh...

By John Jacques on 25 May 2016
Halo 5 Forge Mode Tools Coming to PC for Free

Halo 5 Forge Mode Tools Coming to PC for Free

Microsoft announces that the Forge Mode tools from Halo 5: Guardians will be launching in the coming months for free on the Windows 10 platform with added features. There’s no denying that Halo 5: Gu...

By Derek Nichols on 25 May 2016
Xbox One: YouTube User Runs Windows 95 on Game Console

Xbox One: YouTube User Runs Windows 95 on Game Console

One technologically inclined YouTube user and gaming fan manages to get Microsoft’s classic Windows 95 operating system up and running on the Xbox One console. While Xbox One developers have hit a ve...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 May 2016
Microsoft Teases An Xbox One Announcement

Microsoft Teases An Xbox One Announcement

A cryptic tweet from an Xbox engineer suggests that Microsoft is making an Xbox One related announcement at noon today. We’ve gathered up the most likely predictions here. With E3 2016 quickly approa...

By Denny Connolly on 24 May 2016
Call of Duty: Black Ops Now Backward Compatible

Call of Duty: Black Ops Now Backward Compatible

Microsoft confirms that Treyarch’s 2010 first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops has now been added to the Xbox One’s backward compatibility roster. Since the Xbox One’s backward compatibility fe...

By Rob Gordon on 24 May 2016
Fable 4 Was Going to Be 'R-Rated'

Fable 4 Was Going to Be 'R-Rated'

Following the closure of Lionhead Studios, former Fable art director John McCormack reveals that Fable 4 would have been ‘darker and grittier’ than its predecessors. With Lionhead Studios shuttering...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 May 2016
Xbox One Will Soon Support Torrent App

Xbox One Will Soon Support Torrent App

Thanks to the Microsoft’s efforts to establish its Unified Windows Platform, the first torrenting app for the Xbox One will soon be made available to download. Xbox One owners will soon be able to do...

By Brad Jones on 24 May 2016
Still 'No Plans' to Bring Halo 5 to PC

Still 'No Plans' to Bring Halo 5 to PC

Once again, 343 Industries confirm that they still have no plans to port Halo 5: Guardians to PC, despite the Forge mode becoming available on Windows 10. Although Microsoft recently excited fans of...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 22 May 2016
Microsoft Releasing 1M Unused Xbox Live Gamer Tags

Microsoft Releasing 1M Unused Xbox Live Gamer Tags

Microsoft will release over 1 million unused Xbox Live gamer tags back into the wild, including screen names that feature pop culture references, proper names, and more. Microsoft has announced that...

By Anthony Taormina on 21 May 2016
Gears of War 4 May Unlock Insane Difficulty at Start

Gears of War 4 May Unlock Insane Difficulty at Start

The Coalition’s approach to developing Gears of War 4 is one that favors community input, and a recent Twitter poll may have the developer rethinking the game’s difficulty. Video game devel...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 May 2016
Microsoft Shuts Down Project Spark

Microsoft Shuts Down Project Spark

Microsoft confirms that video game creation title Project Spark is being shut down, with the game no longer available to download and online services to be closed in August. When Project Spark was in...

By Rob Gordon on 14 May 2016
Ubisoft CEO: One Console Gen Left, Future is Streaming

Ubisoft CEO: One Console Gen Left, Future is Streaming

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot delivers a speech during an earnings call that suggests the company believes the gaming industry is in for a drastic change soon. Despite the rapid pace at which technology...

By Cody Gravelle on 13 May 2016
Destiny Levels Recreated Using Minecraft

Destiny Levels Recreated Using Minecraft

A fan spends hundreds of hours building environments and working levels from Destiny into Minecraft, sporting an impressive level of detail and design. When Destiny launched in September 20...

By Weston Albert on 09 May 2016
Xbox Satisfied with Nintendo Partnership for Minecraft

Xbox Satisfied with Nintendo Partnership for Minecraft

Microsoft’s Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, mentions that he is satisfied with the results of his company’s partnership with Nintendo to have Minecraft on the Wii U. With fans of Minecraft: Wii U...

By Kyle Sledge on 08 May 2016
Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Gamers that upload videos of Minecraft: Wii U Edition on YouTube that feature the recent Super Mario-themed DLC are having their videos removed due to copyright claims. Nintendo fans had to...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 May 2016
You Can Have Pokemon Battles in Halo 5's Latest Forge Map

You Can Have Pokemon Battles in Halo 5's Latest Forge Map

One talented creator has uploaded a Pokemon-themed Forge map in Halo 5: Guardians. The best part about it? Players can actually have battles with Charizard, Blastoise, and Venasaur. As Microsoft’s fl...

By Riley Little on 05 May 2016
Microsoft Denies Rumors of New Xbox Hardware

Microsoft Denies Rumors of New Xbox Hardware

After a Microsoft employee mentions a project called “Xbox neXt” on their LinkedIn profile, Microsoft denies rumors that it is working on a new Xbox console. Recently, there have been rumors about ne...

By Jasmine Henry on 05 April 2016
Xbox One Price Cut is Coming to an End

Xbox One Price Cut is Coming to an End

The Spring sales promotion that brought the price of an Xbox One down to $300 will officially close at the end of April, ending two months of a $50 discount. The Xbox One has been enjoying a signific...

By John Jacques on 05 April 2016
Halo 5: The Mitake Machine

Halo 5: The Mitake Machine

An inventive boss battle created using the Forge tools included in Halo 5: Guardians is gaining plenty of praise online, including compliments from Phil Spencer and Josh Holmes. One of the key elemen...

By Brad Jones on 03 April 2016
Xbox Head Says Not to Expect Xbox One and a Half

Xbox Head Says Not to Expect Xbox One and a Half

Xbox head Phil Spencer speaks out admits rumors of a PlayStation 4.5 to clarify that fans should not expect such a platform from the likes of Microsoft. If you’re a gamer and you’ve been online latel...

By Riley Little on 02 April 2016
Future Forza Games to Be Released on PC and Xbox One

Future Forza Games to Be Released on PC and Xbox One

Free-to-Play game Forza Motorsport 6: Apex won’t be the only Forza game on PC, as Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios plan to bring future series installments to the platform. Last month, Forza Motorsport...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 April 2016
Score an Xbox One for $200

Score an Xbox One for $200

Xbox 360 or PS3 owners willing to make the jump to the Xbox One can pick up the console for $200 with a new deal, which gives $100 in credit for any newer model trade-in. As the life cycle of the pre...

By Rob Gordon on 28 March 2016
Phil Spencer Talks Xbox E3 Plans

Phil Spencer Talks Xbox E3 Plans

Xbox executive Phil Spencer shares a message with his Twitter followers indicating that, with just 11 weeks left, Microsoft’s E3 planning has been successful so far. Phil Spencer sent out the tweet,...

By Cody Gravelle on 28 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Will Kick Off New Trilogy

Gears of War 4 Will Kick Off New Trilogy

An interview with various members of developer The Coalition reveals that Gears of War 4 will be the start of a brand new trilogy with more humble beginnings. According to the interview, Gears of War...

By Cody Gravelle on 27 March 2016
New Halo 5 Ghosts of Meridian DLC Arrives Next Week

New Halo 5 Ghosts of Meridian DLC Arrives Next Week

343 Industries reveals the details for the next DLC pack for Halo 5: Guardians, called Ghosts of Meridian, and announces that it is arriving sometime next week. After launching in October last year,...

By Derek Nichols on 25 March 2016
This is Halo 2's Original Ending

This is Halo 2's Original Ending

Former Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell reveals that the infamous cliffhanger at the end of Halo 2 was not the way the game was originally meant to conclude. Ever since longtime Bungie composer Marty...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 March 2016
Why Plans For An Upgraded PS4 Are Concerning

Why Plans For An Upgraded PS4 Are Concerning

With rumors of an upgraded PS4 continuing to rumble in the background, one writer looks at how the release of such a console could be disappointing for PlayStation users. Recently, speculation has be...

By Rob Gordon on 24 March 2016
Sunset Overdrive Headlines April's Free Games with Gold

Sunset Overdrive Headlines April's Free Games with Gold

April 2016’s free Games with Gold will include Dead Space and Saints Row 4 on Xbox 360, as well as Sunset Overdrive and The Wolf Among Us on Xbox One.

By Dalton Cooper on 24 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Has Gore and Explicit Language Filter

Gears of War 4 Has Gore and Explicit Language Filter

The Coalition head Rod Fergusson reveals that the upcoming Gears of War 4 will have a filter that allows gamers to remove gore and explicit language from the game. One of the hallmarks of the Gears o...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 March 2016
How the Banjo-Kazooie Intro Came Together

How the Banjo-Kazooie Intro Came Together

In the latest episode of Rare Revealed, the celebrated developer explains how the Banjo-Kazooie opening sequence was put together using motion capture animation. While some fans are holding out for a...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 March 2016
Microsoft Not Actively Planning Xbox Digital Trade-Ins

Microsoft Not Actively Planning Xbox Digital Trade-Ins

Microsoft denies rumors that it is considering a digital trade-in system, with Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg stating that the company is ‘not actively planning such a thing’. Digital sales have...

By Rob Gordon on 22 March 2016
5th Cell Cancels Upcoming Scribblenauts, Lays Off Staff

5th Cell Cancels Upcoming Scribblenauts, Lays Off Staff

In what was already a grim month for the gaming industry, 5th Cell announces the cancellation of its upcoming Scribblenauts title and, worse, layoffs within the studio. The Scribblenauts developer...

By Cody Gravelle on 22 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Was Originally In Planning Stages At Epic Games

Gears of War 4 Was Originally In Planning Stages At Epic Games

Plans for Gears of War 4 were being drawn up at Epic Games before the company decided to go in a different direction. Fortunately, the spirit of that sequel will live on. After Microsoft purchased th...

By Riley Little on 21 March 2016
How Well Does Quantum Break Run on Xbox One?

How Well Does Quantum Break Run on Xbox One?

Digital Foundry checks the technical performance of Quantum Break on Xbox One, indicating that the game typically runs at 720p resolution on the system. With Quantum Break now set to be available on...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 March 2016
Phil Spencer Apologizes for GDC Party Hosted by Xbox

Phil Spencer Apologizes for GDC Party Hosted by Xbox

Microsoft’s head of the Xbox division, Phil Spencer, is apologizing for a GDC party hosted by Xbox that he says was, “not consistent or aligned to our values.” It’s no secret that many unsavory vesti...

By Rory Young on 19 March 2016
Xbox One Getting Temporary Price Cut to $300

Xbox One Getting Temporary Price Cut to $300

As part of a spring sales promotion, Microsoft announces plans to temporarily sell the Xbox One for $300, and discount various digital Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Anyone in the market to purchase a...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 March 2016
Sony: Connection PS4 & XB1 Networks 'Could Be Easy'

Sony: Connection PS4 & XB1 Networks 'Could Be Easy'

Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s worldwide studio, says that connecting the PS4’s and Xbox One’s online networks ‘could be easy.’ Recently, the press outlet Eurogamer sp...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 March 2016
New Xbox One Controllers Revealed

New Xbox One Controllers Revealed

Microsoft reveals two new controllers for the Xbox One, dubbed Copper Shadow and Dusk Shadow, which will be available to purchase later on in the month. Over the course of the Xbox One’s lifespan so...

By Rob Gordon on 17 March 2016
Sony Responds to XB1 and PS4 Cross-Platform Play

Sony Responds to XB1 and PS4 Cross-Platform Play

Sony offers an official response to Microsoft’s recent invitation for a partnership that would connect both the Xbox One’s and PlayStation 4’s online networks. Yesterday, Microsoft announced plans to...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 March 2016
Microsoft Testing Xbox One TV DVR Feature?

Microsoft Testing Xbox One TV DVR Feature?

A Microsoft blogger states that the tech giant is internally testing TV DVR functionality on the Xbox One, indicating that an official update on the feature may be announced soon. Microsoft originall...

By John Jacques on 16 March 2016
Quantum Break: Why I'm Worried

Quantum Break: Why I'm Worried

Quantum Break appears to be one of the year’s most highly anticipated games. However, find out why one writer fears that Quantum Break may be a financial flop. Before I begin, let me say that I am p...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 March 2016
Xbox Live Digital Game Sharing A Possibility

Xbox Live Digital Game Sharing A Possibility

After Microsoft backpedaled on Xbox One’s controversial DRM policy during the console’s E3 2013 reveal, the Xbox team are looking into digital game sharing options once again. One of the biggest stor...

By Alexander Pan on 15 March 2016
Xbox Live Could Have 64-Player Parties

Xbox Live Could Have 64-Player Parties

Xbox’s head of programming Mike Ybarra claims that one of his goals is to allow 64-player parties through Xbox Live services on both PC and Xbox One systems. The most recent Xbox Live update not only...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 March 2016
Microsoft Opens XB1 to Cross-Platform Play With PS4

Microsoft Opens XB1 to Cross-Platform Play With PS4

Microsoft caters to gamers across the aisle by opening up the Xbox One’s Xbox Live online network to cross-platform play on both PC and PlayStation 4. With Microsoft announcing that Rocket League is...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta Start Date

Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta Start Date

Microsoft announces that the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta will begin on April 18th and run until May 1st, but doesn’t reveal what the beta will include. Xbox One owners that can’t wait until the e...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 March 2016
Gears of War 4: New Enemies and Weapons

Gears of War 4: New Enemies and Weapons

The Coalition reveals some of the new weapons and enemy types that players will encounter when playing the upcoming Gears of War 4 after it launches later this year. Since the beginning of the franch...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 March 2016
Why Carmine Needs to Be in Gears of War 4

Why Carmine Needs to Be in Gears of War 4

With new details on Gears of War 4 emerging, one editor talks about why Carmine needs to make a return and why the various characters donning the name have become so beloved. As one of the best third...

By Riley Little on 14 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Details

Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Details

The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson reveals additional details on Gears of War 4‘s multiplayer component, including playable characters, weapons, and more. As fans of Gears of War 4 likely know,...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 March 2016
Gears of War's General Raam Joining Killer Instinct?

Gears of War's General Raam Joining Killer Instinct?

A new report suggests that two more characters that will be joining Killer Instinct season three have leaked, and one of them is an intimidating old favorite. Hot on the heels of the official trailer...

By Cody Gravelle on 13 March 2016
Spencer: It's OK for PC Gamers Not to Buy an Xbox One

Spencer: It's OK for PC Gamers Not to Buy an Xbox One

When asked for a reason for PC gamers to purchase an Xbox One, Xbox Boss Phil Spencer says that PC gamers ‘might not buy’ an Xbox One, but that’s perfectly fine. Xbox and Microsoft have made quite a...

By Alexander Pan on 13 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Looks Gorgeous In Epic Screenshots

Gears of War 4 Looks Gorgeous In Epic Screenshots

As part of Game Informer’s continuing blowout of Gears of War 4, the magazine releases five new screenshots showing off the game’s graphics and enemies. Few would argue against the notion that Gears...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 March 2016
Microsoft May Offer Compensation for Xbox Live Downtime

Microsoft May Offer Compensation for Xbox Live Downtime

Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb replies to gamers demanding compensation for Xbox Live’s downtime on Reddit, and explains that he’s discussing it with the Xbox team. Game servers and gaming services crash...

By Sarah Fields on 11 March 2016
Quantum Break Launch Trailer Features Nirvana Cover

Quantum Break Launch Trailer Features Nirvana Cover

Remedy Entertainment releases the launch trailer for Quantum Break, which shows off a number of high octane action sequences and set-pieces from the game. Fans that have been waiting for Quantum Brea...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 March 2016
Opinion: Microsoft Has Ruined Conker

Opinion: Microsoft Has Ruined Conker

Find out why one writer thinks that Microsoft’s recent offerings featuring Conker the Squirrel may be tarnishing the platforming icon’s gaming legacy. I probably shouldn’t have played the M-rated Con...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 March 2016
Gears of War 4's Campaign Will Run at 30fps

Gears of War 4's Campaign Will Run at 30fps

The studio behind Gears of War 4 reveals that the new game will run at 30fps in the main campaign, while the multiplayer will hit a very smooth 60fps. Anyone currently with an Xbox One probably has h...

By Riley Little on 07 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Takes Place 25 Years After Gears 3

Gears of War 4 Takes Place 25 Years After Gears 3

The recent Game Informer cover story on Gears of War 4 reveals that the game takes place on the planet Sera 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3. Even though fans have known about Gears of War...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Has Split-Screen Co-Op

Gears of War 4 Has Split-Screen Co-Op

Gears of War 4 will feature split-screen co-op for two players, with the second player choosing between Kate Diaz or Del Walker to play as throughout the campaign. An unfortunate trend in the gaming...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 March 2016
Epic CEO Criticizes Microsoft's Windows Initiative

Epic CEO Criticizes Microsoft's Windows Initiative

Epic Games co-founder, Tim Sweeney, verbally attacks Microsoft’s business plans for their Universal Windows Platform initiative over what he sees as an anti-developer platform. Microsoft certainly se...

By Derek Nichols on 04 March 2016
Gears of War 4 is 'Mind-Blowing', Says Microsoft Exec

Gears of War 4 is 'Mind-Blowing', Says Microsoft Exec

The Coalition producer Rod Fergusson shows off some Gears of War 4 gameplay for Xbox marketing exec Aaron Greenberg, and the response was very positive. When Xbox boss Phil Spencer was shown some new...

By Alexander Pan on 03 March 2016
Quantum Break Features 40 Variations of Included Show

Quantum Break Features 40 Variations of Included Show

We sit down to chat with the senior narrative designer behind Quantum Break, Greg Louden, about how the live-action television show ties into the actual game. Those anticipating the arrival of Quantu...

By Riley Little on 03 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Developer Calls Game Graphical Showcase

Gears of War 4 Developer Calls Game Graphical Showcase

The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson says Gears of War 4 will be a ‘graphical showcase’ for the Xbox One much like the original was a showcase for the 360. While most Xbox and Microsoft fans are s...

By Anthony Taormina on 03 March 2016
HoloLens Versus Virtual Reality: Which One Will Win?

HoloLens Versus Virtual Reality: Which One Will Win?

With the race for Virtual Reality supremacy heating up, we explore whether Microsoft’s HoloLens can beat the competition to become the headset of choice. In recent weeks, a huge amount of news has su...

By Rob Gordon on 03 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Is Making 'Stunning Progress'

Gears of War 4 Is Making 'Stunning Progress'

According to Xbox’s Phil Spencer, Gears of War 4 is making stunning progress, reminding the Boss of back when he first saw the original “Warfare” footage. Xbox Boss Phil Spencer has seen some footage...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 02 March 2016
Phil Spencer Says Uncharted 4 Will Be A Great Game

Phil Spencer Says Uncharted 4 Will Be A Great Game

Xbox boss Phil Spencer discusses the releases he’s looking forward to this year, and says that Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be among the best. While engaging with folks on his offici...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 March 2016
Microsoft Is Not Planning VR for Xbox One

Microsoft Is Not Planning VR for Xbox One

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirms that Microsoft isn’t focusing on bringing virtual reality to the Xbox One anytime soon. Xbox head Phil Spencer has been a very vocal man of late, and this week the...

By John Jacques on 02 March 2016
Alan Wake's Return Teaser Confirmed for Quantum Break

Alan Wake's Return Teaser Confirmed for Quantum Break

While playing a preview of Quantum Break, gaming website Polygon discovers a TV that plays a live-action trailer for the rumored Alan Wake’s Return project. After five long years in development, Reme...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 March 2016
Killer Instinct: Microsoft’s Version of Smash Bros?

Killer Instinct: Microsoft’s Version of Smash Bros?

After spending hands-on time with Killer Instinct Season 3, one editor talks about how the addition of Halo and Battletoad mascots signals a big change of approach for the game. Ever since Microsoft...

By Riley Little on 01 March 2016
Quantum Break is Now One of My Most Anticipated Games

Quantum Break is Now One of My Most Anticipated Games

Microsoft’s Quantum Break is certainly a hot topic as of late, but one editor talks about how it became one of his most anticipated games of 2016 after some hands-on time with it. To be honest, Quant...

By Riley Little on 01 March 2016
Microsoft Adds Xbox 360 Games Store to Xbox One

Microsoft Adds Xbox 360 Games Store to Xbox One

A new patch launching today adds the ability to purchase backwards compatible Xbox 360 games directly from the Xbox One store, along with changes to party chat and achievement tracking. While Microso...

By Evan Hopkins on 01 March 2016
Quantum Break: Why Did It Take So Long to Release?

Quantum Break: Why Did It Take So Long to Release?

We sat down with the senior narrative designer behind Quantum Break, Greg Louden, during a recent press event to talk about why the game was in development so long. As one of the biggest games being...

By Riley Little on 01 March 2016
Microsoft Hololens Pre-Orders Begin and Cost $3,000

Microsoft Hololens Pre-Orders Begin and Cost $3,000

A leaked announcement captured by Reddit confirms that pre-orders for Microsoft Hololens augmented reality development kits are scheduled to go live today and cost $3,000. So far, 2016 is poised to b...

By Derek Nichols on 29 February 2016
Minecraft 1.9 Update Adds Shields, Shulkers, and More

Minecraft 1.9 Update Adds Shields, Shulkers, and More

Minecraft 1.9, known as the ‘Combat Update’, is available now and it makes sweeping changes to Minecraft‘s combat with the addition of shields and dual-wielding. Has it already been a year...

By Rory Young on 27 February 2016
Major Nelson Admits Struggle to Promote Indie Games

Major Nelson Admits Struggle to Promote Indie Games

Major Nelson talks about Microsoft’s shortcomings in promoting indie games to their Xbox One player base, and how looking backward isn’t the solution. Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, Director of Programmi...

By Sarah Fields on 27 February 2016
Microsoft's Major Nelson Calls DLC 'Really Dangerous'

Microsoft's Major Nelson Calls DLC 'Really Dangerous'

Xbox Live Director Major Nelson reveals that he’s not a fan of the way most games handle DLC maps, saying that they work to divide players, fracturing the community. Despite the revenue that DLC pack...

By Sarah Fields on 26 February 2016
Tomb Raider Reboot Will Inspire New Movie

Tomb Raider Reboot Will Inspire New Movie

Tomb Raider film director Roar Uthaug discusses the Tomb Raider game reboot, and how he intends to incorporate Lara Croft’s character development into the movie. Although GK Films has been...

By Sarah Fields on 25 February 2016
Halo 5 Update Brings Back Halo 1 Pistol and Grifball

Halo 5 Update Brings Back Halo 1 Pistol and Grifball

The Hammer Storm update is coming to Halo 5: Guardians this week, and brings with it some community favorites including the Halo CE Pistol, Grifball, and Assault. 343 Industries detailed the contents...

By Weston Albert on 24 February 2016
Quantum Break Requires 44GB of Hard Drive Space

Quantum Break Requires 44GB of Hard Drive Space

Thanks to an early Xbox Live Store listing, fans are now well aware that Quantum Break requires 44 GB of hard drive space, making it one of the bigger Xbox One titles available. After a number of del...

By Derek Nichols on 23 February 2016
New Killer Instinct Reveals Halo's Arbiter In Full

New Killer Instinct Reveals Halo's Arbiter In Full

After being teased last month, the new trailer for Killer Instinct finally reveals the Arbiter in full as he is the latest character to join the season three roster.

By Derek Nichols on 22 February 2016
Microsoft: Hololens Won't Be Another Kinect

Microsoft: Hololens Won't Be Another Kinect

Microsoft promises that its augmented reality headset, HoloLens, won’t repeat the same developmental mistakes of the Xbox’s motion-sensor device, Kinect. For those fans eager to get their hands on a...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 February 2016
Quantum Break Has Gone Gold

Quantum Break Has Gone Gold

After its initial reveal in 2013, Remedy Entertainment’s highly-anticipated third-person shooter Quantum Break has finally gone gold ahead of its scheduled April launch. It’s a little hard to believe...

By Alexander Pan on 20 February 2016
Quantum Break on PC Will Not Include Steam Support

Quantum Break on PC Will Not Include Steam Support

Quantum Break will be coming to PC but not to Steam, announces Exec Aaron Greenberg. The upcoming title is exclusively available on Windows 10’s store. Although many people were excited when Remedy...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 14 February 2016
PC/Xbox One Cross-Buy Will Be A Platform Feature

PC/Xbox One Cross-Buy Will Be A Platform Feature

In a response to a fan on Twitter, Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirms that Microsoft is planning on making PC/Xbox cross-buy/cross-save a platform feature going forward. Microsoft and Phil Spencer in pa...

By Derek Nichols on 12 February 2016
Dangerous Golf Dev Speculates on PS5, Xbox Two

Dangerous Golf Dev Speculates on PS5, Xbox Two

While the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are less than three years old, one Dangerous Golf developer has already begun speculating on the PS5 and the Xbox Two. Last month, Three Fields Entertainment...

By Jasmine Henry on 10 February 2016
Halo 5: Guardians Getting Grifball Very Soon

Halo 5: Guardians Getting Grifball Very Soon

A recent blog post from 343 Industries confirms that the fan-favorite, football-inspired Grifball mode is set to return in Halo 5: Guardians through a forthcoming update. There’s little doubt that Gr...

By Riley Little on 09 February 2016
Quantum Break is Coming to PC on April 5

Quantum Break is Coming to PC on April 5

Following a premature listing by a ratings board, Microsoft and Remedy Entertainment confirm that Quantum Break will be releasing on PC as well as Xbox One. Quantum Break, the upcoming third-person s...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 February 2016
Gears of War 4 Figures Are Coming from McFarlane Toys

Gears of War 4 Figures Are Coming from McFarlane Toys

The Coalition and McFarlane Toys announces a new lineup of Gears of War 4 figurines, marking the first time Gears of War toys won’t be produced by NECA. It may not have been what fans were expecting,...

By John Jacques on 03 February 2016
Cliff Bleszinski is Looking Forward to Gears 4

Cliff Bleszinski is Looking Forward to Gears 4

Lead designer of the original Gears of War trilogy Cliff Bleszinski takes to Twitter to share some positive thoughts on the game’s upcoming fourth installment. Cliff Bleszinski has taken to Twitter t...

By Brad Jones on 02 February 2016
Rod Fergusson Teases Gears of War 4 News Is Coming Soon

Rod Fergusson Teases Gears of War 4 News Is Coming Soon

The Coalition Studio Head, Rod Fergusson, teases that more information on Gears of War 4 is coming real soon after responding to a fan question on Twitter. Since revealing the first gameplay at E3 20...

By Derek Nichols on 01 February 2016
Rumor: New Conker Game And More Potentially Leaked

Rumor: New Conker Game And More Potentially Leaked

NeoGAF users discover hidden Windows Store listings for a HoloLens HoloStudio app as well as two unannounced video games:  Fragments and Young Conker. While the Minecraft HoloLens presentation at E3...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 January 2016
Killer Instinct Teases Addition of Halo's Arbiter

Killer Instinct Teases Addition of Halo's Arbiter

The latest trailer for the third season of Killer Instinct confirms the return of Kim Wu, and teases the addition of Halo‘s Arbiter to the fighting game’s roster. As the once-exclusive fighting title...

By Riley Little on 30 January 2016
Halo 5's Forge Mode is Severely Lacking

Halo 5's Forge Mode is Severely Lacking

Halo 5‘s Forge Mode gives players the tools to create their own unique maps in the game. However, one writer feels that the mode is ultimately pointless. As soon as Halo 5: Guardians launched, I fel...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 January 2016
Minecraft February Update Details

Minecraft February Update Details

Microsoft announces the next major update for the Windows 10 and Pocket editions of Minecraft, which will finally get a fresh batch of redstone contraptions. Fans went all 2015 without seei...

By John Jacques on 26 January 2016
Super Mario 64 Castle Gets Remade in Halo 5

Super Mario 64 Castle Gets Remade in Halo 5

One dedicated gamer rebuilds the iconic castle from Super Mario 64 in Halo 5: Guardians‘ Forge mode, making it possible for players to wage war on it in multiplayer. Fans are generally a good thing t...

By Riley Little on 25 January 2016
More Games Should Have Split-Screen

More Games Should Have Split-Screen

With ARK: Survival Evolved bringing split-screen gameplay to the Xbox One, one writer discusses whether it’s time for split-screen multiplayer to make a return. The premise of ARK: Survival...

By Rob Gordon on 23 January 2016
Grab a Free Copy of The Witcher 2

Grab a Free Copy of The Witcher 2

Microsoft announces that The Witcher 2 is available for free on Xbox Live until February 5, with the game part of the next crop of backward compatibility Xbox One titles. Last year, The Witcher 3 pro...

By Rob Gordon on 21 January 2016
Microsoft Files Phantom Dust Trademark

Microsoft Files Phantom Dust Trademark

Microsoft once again raises the hopes of loyal Phantom Dust devotees by filing for a new trademark on the name of its cult classic action-strategy title. The past couple of years have been something...

By Brad Jones on 20 January 2016
Halo 5 Update Brings Back Halo 2 Battle Rifle, New Maps

Halo 5 Update Brings Back Halo 2 Battle Rifle, New Maps

The first Halo 5 update of 2016 will bring a batch of new content to the game including the return of Halo 2‘s Battle Rifle, as well as maps, weapon, skins, and assassinations. The next free Halo 5 u...

By Weston Albert on 20 January 2016
New Features Coming To Xbox One Preview This Month

New Features Coming To Xbox One Preview This Month

Microsoft is rolling out a bevy of new features to the Xbox One Preview and the Xbox Beta App including re-arrangeable pins and updates to the Activity Feed. This past November, Microsoft updated the...

By Weston Albert on 20 January 2016
Xbox One Background Music Feature Still Months Away

Xbox One Background Music Feature Still Months Away

Xbox One’s background music feature is currently in development, with Microsoft explaining it’s still months away from being available for console owners. After being asked about the status of Xbox O...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 January 2016
Xbox Live is Down

Xbox Live is Down

Xbox Live users report issues accessing Microsoft’s online services while the platform holder tries to fix the problem. Also, Snoop Dogg is threatening to leave for PlayStation. Xbox Live is down for...

By Anthony Taormina on 14 January 2016
Minecraft: Education Edition Announced

Minecraft: Education Edition Announced

Microsoft reveals the purchase of the teaching themed third-party Minecraft product MinecraftEdu, with a view to release an official Minecraft: Education Edition. Minecraft may be one of the bigges...

By Rob Gordon on 10 January 2016
Minecraft Passes 22 Million on PC

Minecraft Passes 22 Million on PC

The seemingly unending success of Minecraft continues, as the hugely successful block builder passes 22 million copies sold across the PC and Mac alone. It’s no secret that Minecraft is one of the mo...

By Brad Jones on 05 January 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Microsoft reports Square Enix’s and Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider selling over 1 million copies since its release for the Xbox One on November 10 last year. According to a recen...

By Kyle Sledge on 25 December 2015
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Hits PC Early 2016

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Hits PC Early 2016

Although it is currently an Xbox One exclusive title, The Coalition’s Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is set to release on PC platforms sometime in early 2016. According to a discussion on Twitter bet...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 December 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Xbox One Demo

Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Xbox One Demo

Microsoft quietly releases a free demo for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One that allows players to explore the early sections of Lara Croft’s latest adventure. For many people, video games are a...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 December 2015
Xbox One: 5 Games That Make The Console Worth Buying

Xbox One: 5 Games That Make The Console Worth Buying

When the Xbox One first launched two years ago it was at a severe disadvantage when compared to the PS4. That year’s E3 hurt the Xbox brand in many ways, causing a number of gamers to jump ship to Pl...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 November 2015
Xbox Free Games with Gold for October 2015

Xbox Free Games with Gold for October 2015

Major Nelson reveals the free Games with Gold on Xbox 360 and Xbox One for October 2015, which include The Walking Dead and Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes.

By Dalton Cooper on 18 November 2015
Xbox Free Games With Gold for March 2016

Xbox Free Games With Gold for March 2016

Microsoft reveals the games that will be made available for Games With Gold in March, including the likes of Lords of the Fallen and the original Borderlands.

By Rob Gordon on 18 November 2015
Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games List Revealed

Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games List Revealed

Microsoft announces the initial 104 titles, including many fan favorites, that will be available on the Xbox One when the backward compatibility feature launches November 12th. Microsoft’s announceme...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 17 November 2015
Why Red Dead Redemption Isn't Backward Compatible Yet

Why Red Dead Redemption Isn't Backward Compatible Yet

Microsoft group program manager Richard Irving explains why Red Dead Redemption isn’t on Xbox One via backward compatibility despite so many fans requesting it. Today, Microsoft’s Xbox One official...

By Jasmine Henry on 28 October 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

The latest installment of the Tomb Raider franchise is easily the best one yet, with massive set pieces and gripping action. That said, replayability may be a factor. After it was confirmed that R...

By Riley Little on 26 October 2015
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Review

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Review

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition features ample improvements made to the original game throughout, making it a familiar but fresh trip down memory lane. As soon as Microsoft purchased the rights to G...

By Riley Little on 05 September 2015
Fable Legends Release Window and Trailer

Fable Legends Release Window and Trailer

The beloved ‘Fable’ franchise is evolving with the co-op multiplayer title ‘Fable Legends.’ Now the game is set to release for PC and Xbox One this holiday season.

By David Wharton on 30 August 2015
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Review Round-Up

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Review Round-Up

This year, Microsoft is promising the strongest lineup of exclusive games in the history of Xbox, and a huge part of that equation is Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. This remastered version of the...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 August 2015
Free Xbox One Controllers at PAX 2015

Free Xbox One Controllers at PAX 2015

There’s two things that are always a certainty at large gaming conventions: there’s going to be big gaming booths, and there will be a plethora of swag and collectible items. To celebrate PAX Prime...

By John Jacques on 18 August 2015
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - 'Mad World' Trailer

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - 'Mad World' Trailer

As Xbox fans patiently settle in until more news and details arrive about the recently revealed Gears of War 4, Microsoft and The Coalition are making the wait a little easier with Gears of War Ulti...

By Derek Nichols on 05 August 2015
Gears of War 4 Has 2 Player Co-op

Gears of War 4 Has 2 Player Co-op

When gamers think of the Gears of War franchise, a number of aspects of the series immediately spring to mind. From the gruesome violence against the alien locust, the grim, grey-and-brown aestheti...

By Rob Gordon on 16 July 2015
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Remake Explained

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Remake Explained

Gamers are often left wondering why games they’d love to see updated to modern visuals never seem to get remasters, like Resident Evil 2. In other cases, sometimes one game from a series will get t...

By Sarah Fields on 03 July 2015
Gears of War 4 Trailer

Gears of War 4 Trailer

The wait to see Gears of War 4 in action is finally over. Xbox fans everywhere have been counting down the days to Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference for the opportunity to see the gory and glorio...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 June 2015
Epic Games Cinematic Director Joins New ‘Gears of War’ Developer

Epic Games Cinematic Director Joins New ‘Gears of War’ Developer

Although the next Gears of War sequel is currently in development at Black Tusk Studios and not Epic Games, fans should know the franchise is in good hands. Yes, many of the key members have either...

By Anthony Taormina on 08 April 2015
New Gears of War for Xbox One Only

New Gears of War for Xbox One Only

Gears of War was one of the must-have franchises of the last console generation, with Marcus Fenix’s fight against the Locust Horde seen by many as the best Xbox 360 exclusive series. Developer Epi...

By Rob Gordon on 08 April 2015
'Gears of War 4' Lancer

'Gears of War 4' Lancer

Although the upcoming Gears of War game might change the series’ canon, one of the franchise’s distinguishing features looks to remain unchanged – the lancer, the go-to weapon for the COG. During m...

By John Jacques on 08 March 2015
Xbox Ultimate Sale Starts Now

Xbox Ultimate Sale Starts Now

Gamers who have been holding off on purchasing some of last year’s biggest releases will finally see their patience paid off this week. Microsoft has announce a huge sale – they’re calling it the Ul...

By Anthony Taormina on 05 March 2015
Gears of War Making 'Massive Progress'

Gears of War Making 'Massive Progress'

When Microsoft purchased the Gears of War IP from developer Epic Games back in January, many people wondered if the gaming giant would attempt a reboot after Gears of War: Judgment disappointed pla...

By Boston Blake on 25 February 2015
Halo Wars 2 Trailer

Halo Wars 2 Trailer

On Xbox 360, Microsoft and Ensemble Studios released a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe called Halo Wars. The game was a success and the first time the series diverged from its signa...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 February 2015
The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The nominations for the first ever edition of ‘The Game Awards’ have been unveiled, including YouTube celebs and eSports players.

By Rob Keyes on 18 November 2014
ID @ Xbox (Gamescom 2014 Montage)

ID @ Xbox (Gamescom 2014 Montage)

Microsoft’s support of indie games on Xbox One has been a mixed bag at best. The company initially shocked and surprised fans and developers when they said that the Xbox One wouldn’t support self pu...

By Jasmine Henry on 18 October 2014
Fable Legends is Free-to-Play

Fable Legends is Free-to-Play

While still conducting a closed beta, Lionhead Studios and Microsoft announce that Fable Legends will be a Free-to-Play title, and details how it impacts the game.

By Kyree Leary on 30 August 2014
Fable Legends

Fable Legends

Lionhead Studios unveiled their next title, ‘Fable Legends’ at Gamescom 2013. Check out the new trailer for the 4-player, co-op adventure now.

By Andrew Dyce on 17 November 2013
‘Fable Legends’ Director Talks Heroes & Player Choice

‘Fable Legends’ Director Talks Heroes & Player Choice

The director of ‘Fable Legends’ gives a few details about the game’s multiple heroes, and how each will differ in personality, as well as strengths.

By Andrew Dyce on 30 August 2013
15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

Even with the PlayStation Vita less than two weeks away and the floodgates of Mass Effect 3 news inbound, it’s hard to forget (or stop playing) the games of 2011, one of the best years for indie an...

By Rob Keyes on 19 February 2012
Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Delivering some of the hottest downloadable titles coming out of E3 2011, this year’s Summer of Arcade on Xbox Live promises to outdo the stellar offering from last year. To help inform gamers ju...

By Anthony Taormina on 19 July 2011
Microsoft on Fallout 4 vs. Tomb Raider

Microsoft on Fallout 4 vs. Tomb Raider

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg states that the company is ‘confident’ that Rise of the Tomb Raider can hold its own against the much-anticipated Fallout 4. When Microsoft paid for Rise of the Tomb Raide...

By Brad Jones on 01 January 1970
Hackers Threaten Xbox Live, PSN on Christmas

Hackers Threaten Xbox Live, PSN on Christmas

A new hacker group threatens to take down both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for up to a week starting on Christmas Day after temporarily taking down service on Xbox Live. In a sort of warped hol...

By Derek Nichols on 01 January 1970
Rare Releases Footage of Cancelled Project Dream Game

Rare Releases Footage of Cancelled Project Dream Game

After years of speculation amongst fans, gamers have finally been given a more in-depth look at Project Dream – the game that lead to the creation of Banjo-Kazooie. Like any studio, the UK-based deve...

By Riley Little on 01 January 1970
Battle of Hoth Recreated in Halo 5

Battle of Hoth Recreated in Halo 5

One Halo player uses the powerful new Forge tools in Halo 5: Guardians to recreate Star Wars‘ snowy ice planet Hoth, complete with a massive AT-AT walker. Halo 5: Guardians received its much-anticipa...

By Weston Albert on 01 January 1970
Crackdown 3 Concept Art

Crackdown 3 Concept Art

In the spirit of the holidays, developer Reagent Games offers players a brief look at some concept art for Crackdown 3, including some new locales and armor. As a small little Christmas present to fa...

By Anthony Taormina on 01 January 1970
Rumor Patrol: Xbox One Getting Smaller Model in 2016

Rumor Patrol: Xbox One Getting Smaller Model in 2016

A new rumor claims Microsoft is working on a smaller, digital-only Xbox One model that would release in late 2016 and cost less than the current Xbox One price of $350. While we already know Microsof...

By Boston Blake on 01 January 1970
Xbox One Elite Controllers Scarce Until March 2015

Xbox One Elite Controllers Scarce Until March 2015

Microsoft confirms a bit of disappointing news for those Xbox One players looking for a serious upgrade for their controllers and console gaming experience. The Xbox One Elite Controller is one of th...

By Cody Gravelle on 01 January 1970
Scalebound Delayed Into 2017

Scalebound Delayed Into 2017

Platinum Games reveals that Xbox One exclusive Scalebound is facing a delay, with the title now set to release in 2017 in order to fulfil the developer’s ambition. With 2016 now underway, many gamers...

By Rob Gordon on 01 January 1970
Xbox One Sales are Over 18 Million Units

Xbox One Sales are Over 18 Million Units

A new report reveals that Xbox One sales may have reached at least 18 million units, based on the number of consoles that have been active in the last 28 days. The fight for console supremacy has pro...

By Rob Gordon on 01 January 1970
Pachter: We Will See New Consoles By 2020

Pachter: We Will See New Consoles By 2020

Video game analyst Michael Pachter offers an interesting response while fielding a question about whether or not the current generation of consoles will last as long as their previous iterations. Pac...

By Cody Gravelle on 01 January 1970