News items tagged with microsoft

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
New Concept Art from State of Decay 2

New Concept Art from State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2 developer Undead Labs has released a new piece of concept art from the upcoming sequel. The artwork is a slight vari...

By Brad Jones on 10 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
Xbox Game Pass Won't Impact Games with Gold

Xbox Game Pass Won't Impact Games with Gold

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that gives players access to a rotating selection of Xbo...

By Brad Jones on 01 March 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 28 February 2017
New Xbox One Controllers On Sale for $39

New Xbox One Controllers On Sale for $39

Good news for anyone in the market for a new Xbox One controller: Amazon currently has the white and black new Xbox One controllers o...

By Boston Blake on 28 February 2017
55 Million People Play Minecraft Every Month

55 Million People Play Minecraft Every Month

Even well after its public release date in 2011, Minecraft continues to have its success grow, as Microsoft made an official announce...

By Kyle Sledge on 27 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
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 23 February 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 th...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 18 February 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 horror of the undead.

By Boston Blake on 17 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
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 wits with the fearsome Brute commander, Atriox.

By Brad Jones on 11 February 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.

By Dalton Cooper on 11 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
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
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...

By Brad Jones on 27 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 27 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 26 January 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...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 January 2017
Killer Instinct World Cup Bans Teabagging

Killer Instinct World Cup Bans Teabagging

Opinion is split after the organizers of the upcoming Killer Instinct World Cup confirm that players caught ‘teabagging’ during tournament play will receive a season-long ban. In March, the...

By Brad Jones on 24 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 24 January 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 packaged with both Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 respectively.

By John Jacques on 22 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.

By Alexander Pan on 22 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.

By Kyle Sledge on 22 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.’

By Jasmine Henry on 19 January 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 th...

By Anthony Taormina on 19 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
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
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
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 dim...

By Riley Little on 12 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
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
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.

By Derek Nichols 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
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 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
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.

By Rob Gordon on 07 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 30 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 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 28 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 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
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 23 December 2016
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.

By Rory Young 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.

By Dalton Cooper on 17 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 17 December 2016
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 Ch...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 17 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
Xbox Scorpio is About Offering Gamers Choice

Xbox Scorpio is About Offering Gamers Choice

Microsoft programming director Larry Hryb emphasizes that Redmond’s powerful Xbox upgrade Scorpio is about giving fans the option when and how to play games. Project Scorpio, the upgraded X...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 13 December 2016
Fan-Made Pokemon AR Game

Fan-Made Pokemon AR Game

A fan combines Pokemon with Microsoft’s Hololens to create PokeLens, a game that brings Pokemon hunts and battles to the augmented reality realm ala Pokemon GO. From earning $200 million in...

By Alexander Pan on 13 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
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
Microsoft Calls 2016 Tipping Point for Xbox One

Microsoft Calls 2016 Tipping Point for Xbox One

Xbox UK marketing director calls 2016 a tipping point for Xbox One, saying the console’s momentum builds confidence within the industry going into 2017. It’s no secret that for the last few...

By Boston Blake on 03 December 2016
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...

By Derek Nichols on 02 December 2016
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...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 December 2016
Dead Rising 4 Trailer Offers Bloody Christmas Tease

Dead Rising 4 Trailer Offers Bloody Christmas Tease

Microsoft releases a new promotional trailer for Dead Rising 4 that introduces a unique and bloody twist to the traditional holiday Yule Log video footage. Though the main rush of AAA game...

By Derek Nichols on 28 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
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 27 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 23 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
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.

By Boston Blake on 21 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 17 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 17 November 2016
Minecraft: The Exploration Update Goes Live

Minecraft: The Exploration Update Goes Live

Minecraft Update 1.11, known as the Exploration Update, goes live today for PC and Mac, and introduces llamas, new maps, locations, and adventures for Minecraft players. It’s been five yea...

By Boston Blake on 17 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 16 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
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 16 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 15 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 15 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 14 November 2016
Fallout: New Vegas Dev 'Would Love' to Make New Fallout

Fallout: New Vegas Dev 'Would Love' to Make New Fallout

Obsidian Entertainment answers questions regarding its games, and expresses interest in working on another entry to the long-running post-apocalyptic Fallout series. Fallout, like many long...

By Sarah Fields on 10 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
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 08 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
Xbox One Preview Program Rebranded, Open to All Soon

Xbox One Preview Program Rebranded, Open to All Soon

Microsoft announces that its long standing Xbox Preview Program is getting rebranded as the Xbox Insider Program and will eventually be open to all users. User feedback has been an importan...

By Derek Nichols on 08 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 06 November 2016
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...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 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 04 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 02 November 2016
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 lik...

By Kyle Sledge on 01 November 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 g...

By Sarah Fields on 31 October 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
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...

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 reali...

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 27 October 2016
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...

By John Jacques on 23 October 2016
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.

By Cody Gravelle on 22 October 2016
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.

By Rob Gordon on 22 October 2016
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.

By Derek Nichols on 22 October 2016
Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

Microsoft takes the stage at E3 2016 Monday afternoon and reveals the lineup of software and hardware changes coming to the Xbox One during the upcoming year. Watch the stream LIVE.

By Denny Connolly on 22 October 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.

By Jason Gallagher on 22 October 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.

By Dalton Cooper on 22 October 2016
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.

By Riley Little on 21 October 2016
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.’

By Rob Gordon on 21 October 2016
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.

By Rory Young on 21 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 21 October 2016
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...

By John Jacques 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 20 October 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.

By Riley Little on 18 October 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.

By Cody Gravelle on 18 October 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.

By Rob Gordon on 18 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 18 October 2016
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.

By Jasmine Henry on 17 October 2016
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...

By John Jacques 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 15 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 15 October 2016
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 persistent multiplayer problems. Ever since the official rele...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 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 13 October 2016
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 and possibly break his controller. The general consensus...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 October 2016
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...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 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...

By Curt Hutson on 12 October 2016
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 credits and unlock certain gear packs. The long awaited re...

By Derek Nichols on 12 October 2016
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 ‘The Sound of Silence.’ Like all Xbox One games, Gears of...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Video Analyzes Xbox One vs PC

Gears of War 4 Video Analyzes Xbox One vs PC

Digital Foundry puts together an in-depth technical analysis video to determine if the PC or Xbox One version of Gears of War 4 offers the superior experience. Although Gears of War 4‘s off...

By Kyle Sledge on 11 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 was going on in the final moments of the campaign. Gear...

By Riley Little on 11 October 2016
GR Pick: A Look Back At Gears of War

GR Pick: A Look Back At Gears of War

Fans of Gears of War can take a look back at the origin of the series, and explore how events within Cliff Bleszinski’s life actually shapes the franchise. With Gears of War 4 slated to rel...

By John Jacques on 10 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
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 08 October 2016
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 Un...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 October 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 24 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 18 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 18 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 14 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 12 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...

By Riley Little on 12 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 over wh...

By Sarah Fields 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 gam...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 September 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 2TB La...

By Dealzon on 01 September 2016
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 o...

By Jasmine Henry on 29 August 2016
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 Halo fans: the Halo 5 Warthog.

By Rory Young on 28 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 year’s...

By Fred Harvey on 27 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 Wa...

By Alexander Pan on 27 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 point t...

By Kyle Sledge on 23 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 February t...

By Jason Gallagher on 22 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’s Pr...

By Jason Gallagher on 19 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 stance o...

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
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 filled...

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 cons...

By Riley Little on 10 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 about...

By Jason Gallagher on 07 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 mouth t...

By Curt Hutson on 07 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 Microso...

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 Microsoft are...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 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 Xbox On...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 August 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 plans...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 July 2016
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 feature ‘inevitable.’ Rocket League made history earlier this yea...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 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
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 23 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 22 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 Mi...

By Dalton Cooper 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 20 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
Rumor: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S Leaked

Rumor: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S Leaked

A Twitter user leaks images and details of a Gears of War 4 Limited Edition bundle for the upcoming Xbox One S 2TB model featuring the Ultimate Edition of the game. Microsoft wrapped up its E3 2016...

By Derek Nichols on 11 July 2016
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 up...

By John Jacques on 09 July 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...

By John Jacques on 25 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 Microsoft’s E3...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 June 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 conference for...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 June 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 leading u...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 June 2016
Gears of War 4 Elite Xbox Controller Revealed

Gears of War 4 Elite Xbox Controller Revealed

The Coalition Studios reveals a brand new limited edition Gears of War 4 Elite Wireless Controller during Microsoft’s E3 2016 conference, which is available for pre-order now. Fans clamoring for mo...

By John Jacques on 24 June 2016
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 looking...

By Riley Little on 24 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 likely agree...

By Kyle Sledge 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
Crackdown 3 Delayed to 2017

Crackdown 3 Delayed to 2017

Microsoft made no mention of Crackdown 3 at all during its E3 2016 press conference, and it’s now been revealed that the game has been delayed to 2017. Leading up to Microsoft’s E3 2016 pre...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 June 2016
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...

By Riley Little on 19 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
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
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 Mi...

By Kyle Sledge 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
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.

By Rob Gordon on 11 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...

By Cody Gravelle on 08 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 ann...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 07 June 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 01 June 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 31 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 28 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
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 announc...

By Alexander Pan on 27 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 2014, player...

By Weston Albert on 26 May 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 th...

By Rory Young on 26 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 26 May 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-hyped game...

By Brad Jones on 24 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 M...

By Cody Gravelle on 19 May 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.

By Jasmine Henry on 09 April 2016
Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

Xbox head, Phil Spencer, confirms that current Xbox One exclusives Crackdown 3, Scalebound, and Quantum Break may eventually find their way to the PC.

By Derek Nichols on 22 October 2015
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.

By Rob Gordon on 22 October 2015
Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

Microsoft shows off the first ever gameplay of Scalebound that features a massive world, huge monsters, 4 player co-op, and classic Platinum Games’ vibes.

By Riley Little on 22 October 2015
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 4, Sea of Thieves, and more.

By Dalton Cooper on 22 October 2015
Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

Fullbright’s ‘Tacoma’ will take players to a lunar base where the crew has mysteriously pulled a vanishing act. Will it be able to outshine the very similar-looking ‘Adrift’?

By David Wharton on 20 October 2015
Xbox One New IP in 2016

Xbox One New IP in 2016

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to boast about the slew of new IP coming to Xbox One next year, and confirms that some titles haven’t even been announced yet.

By Dalton Cooper on 18 October 2015
Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft confirms that their Gamescom Press Conference can be streamed from Xbox Live or the official Xbox website. The conference takes place on August 4.

By John Jacques on 18 October 2015
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.

By Dalton Cooper on 30 August 2015
ReCore Trailer

ReCore Trailer

Microsoft announces a brand new IP during their E3 2015 press conference named ‘Recore’, a brand new IP that is being developed by Keiji Inafune and former Retro Studios staff.

By Dalton Cooper on 30 August 2015
EA Access Vault New Additions

EA Access Vault New Additions

Peter Moore of Electronic Arts announces new additions to the EA Access vault as well as free demo periods during Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference.

By Derek Nichols on 26 June 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 06 March 2015
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 11 February 2015
Crackdown, Scalebound Skipping E3 2015

Crackdown, Scalebound Skipping E3 2015

With E3 2015 set to get underway next week, Microsoft has plenty of titles on its plate to show off at the world’s biggest gaming convention. Two games which have had relatively quiet mon...

By John Jacques on 06 January 2015
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 18 October 2013
PowerUp Heroes

PowerUp Heroes

For those of you Kinect owners who have been hoping for more than sports mini-games and dance simulators to utilize the ‘next generation’ of motion controls, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard...

By Andrew Dyce on 20 October 2011
XBLA Block Party: Dates & Prices Revealed

XBLA Block Party: Dates & Prices Revealed

Though there never really was  any slow point this year, game release schedules just keep picking up speed.  That’s as true for download services as it is for retail games, and now Micros...

By Jeff Schille on 05 January 2010