News items tagged with microsoft

One Sea of Thieves Player Hits Pirate Legend Status

One Sea of Thieves Player Hits Pirate Legend Status

Despite having a lot of server issues on launch day, Sea of Thieves has found a dedicated community early on, many that like to form crews and sail the ocean. The shared world action-adventure game...

By Joshua Duckworth on 25 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Disabled Achievements to Fix Issues

Sea of Thieves Disabled Achievements to Fix Issues

It’s no secret that Sea of Thieves has had quite a few issues since its launch last week. Most notably, players have been slamming the servers, trying to get online and partake of Rare’s pirate san...

By Anthony Taormina on 24 May 2018
E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3 2014 officially begins today but every year it’s the day before – where the big press conferences take place – where all the big announcements, reveals and gameplay footage teasers are reveale...

By Rob Keyes on 21 May 2018
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. While...

By Derek Nichols on 21 May 2018
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. In 2015, Microsoft claimed...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 May 2018
State of Decay 2 Releases First 17 Minutes of Gameplay

State of Decay 2 Releases First 17 Minutes of Gameplay

Without a doubt, many gaming fans would consider Microsoft and Undead Labs’ forthcoming survival-horror title State of Decay 2 to be one of the most exciting Xbox One exclusives in 2018, especially...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 May 2018
Sea of Thieves: Where to find the Red Speckled Chicken

Sea of Thieves: Where to find the Red Speckled Chicken

Some of the biggest questions facing Sea of Thieves after its popular beta tests were how the game would be able to keep players engaged over the countless hours after it officially launched. With...

By Derek Nichols on 16 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Update Adds Support for Closed Crews

Sea of Thieves Update Adds Support for Closed Crews

A new patch releases for Sea of Thieves, adding the option for players to fill their crews by invite only with closed crews or fill empty spots with anyone using open crews.

By A.J. Plautz on 12 May 2018
Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

The Portland, Oregon-based indie developer Fullbright includes several veterans of 2K Marin who worked on the single-player BioShock 2 expansion Minerva’s Den. So it wasn’t surprising that Fullbrigh...

By David Wharton on 06 May 2018
Sea of Thieves' Kraken Design is Disappointing

Sea of Thieves' Kraken Design is Disappointing

Nothing is more iconic in pirate lore than the Kraken, so its inclusion in Sea of Thieves is not surprising. When the creature was first leaked, gamers were shown the blackened sea and powerful ten...

By Joshua Duckworth on 03 May 2018
Microsoft Plans to Take Action Against Halo Online Mod

Microsoft Plans to Take Action Against Halo Online Mod

ElDewrito, the player-made Halo Online mod, released its 0.6 update last week, but Microsoft is fighting back to “protect its Halo intellectual property.” 343 Industries announced the legal action...

By Sydney Olmstead on 27 April 2018
Halo: Master Chief Collection Coming to Xbox Game Pass?

Halo: Master Chief Collection Coming to Xbox Game Pass?

The official Xbox Twitter account today teased the possible arrival of Halo: The Master Chief Collection to its subscription-based Xbox Game Pass. The service, which currently costs users $9.99 per...

By James Lynch on 26 April 2018
Halo Developer Hiring for 4K 60FPS Game

Halo Developer Hiring for 4K 60FPS Game

At the time of this writing, there is virtually nothing that we know about Halo 6 except that it is in development at 343 Industries. However, a recent job posting may confirm a new detail about th...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 April 2018
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 23 April 2018
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 23 April 2018
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 20 April 2018
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 20 April 2018
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 20 April 2018
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 20 April 2018
Sea of Thieves Dev Also Considered Vampires, Dinosaurs

Sea of Thieves Dev Also Considered Vampires, Dinosaurs

Sea of Thieves, Rare’s newest pirate adventure game, is out now. But before Sea of Thieves was about pirates, the developer considered a lot of other worlds and themes for its cooperative adventure...

By Weston Albert on 20 April 2018
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 14 April 2018
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 April 2018
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 April 2018
Sea of Thieves Free to New Xbox One X Buyers

Sea of Thieves Free to New Xbox One X Buyers

As one of the most high profile Xbox One exclusive games to be released this year, Sea of Thieves already has a lot of eyeballs on it. The beta testing period of the seafaring pirate adventure game...

By Jasmine Henry on 12 April 2018
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 11 April 2018
Xbox Head Offers Update on Crackdown 3 News

Xbox Head Offers Update on Crackdown 3 News

Since it was announced all the way back in 2014, development on Crackdown 3 clearly hasn’t been as smooth as many would have liked. There have been big pockets of inactivity, only to be followed by...

By Derek Nichols on 11 April 2018
State of Decay 2 Video Details New Survivors System

State of Decay 2 Video Details New Survivors System

About a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs gave State of Decay 2 fans something to look forward to by offering the official release date for the forthcoming survival title on bo...

By Kyle Sledge on 04 April 2018
Sea of Thieves Leak Reveals A Massive Water Creature

Sea of Thieves Leak Reveals A Massive Water Creature

Since its reveal at E3 2015, Sea of Thieves promised players an open and dynamic world to live out pirate fantasies of treasure hunting, drinking, and ship battling. The recent closed beta test gav...

By Derek Nichols on 28 March 2018
Xbox Game Pass Reveals New Games for April 2018

Xbox Game Pass Reveals New Games for April 2018

Ever since the Xbox Game Pass was announced about a year ago as a means to give gamers “unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games” for a small fee every month, ma...

By Kyle Sledge on 28 March 2018
Sea of Thieves: Ybarra Issues Free Xbox Live Challenge

Sea of Thieves: Ybarra Issues Free Xbox Live Challenge

Corporate VP of Gaming at Microsoft, Mike Ybarra, issues a challenge to Sea of Thieves fans, promising a free 12-Month Xbox Live subscription to those who complete it.

By Gabriella Ferreira on 26 March 2018
Sea of Thieves ‘Death Cost’ Gets Nixed

Sea of Thieves ‘Death Cost’ Gets Nixed

Rare executive producer Joe Neate reveals that the forthcoming ‘Death Cost’ feature in Sea of Thieves will not see implementation following fan backlash.

By Kyle Sledge on 26 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Patch Changes Ship Respawn Distance

Sea of Thieves Patch Changes Ship Respawn Distance

Rare releases a patch for Sea of Thieves that should fix a few issues with the game including adjustments to ship respawn distances along with other bug fixes.

By A.J. Plautz on 26 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Map Shows All Animal and Fort Locations

Sea of Thieves Map Shows All Animal and Fort Locations

If sailing the waters of Sea of Thieves blind is frustrating, check out this user-created map that charts specific locations for animals, forts, and outposts.

By Curt Hutson on 26 March 2018
State of Decay 2 Releases Over 20 Minutes of Solo Gameplay

State of Decay 2 Releases Over 20 Minutes of Solo Gameplay

Just last week, Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs decided to give State of Decay 2 fans a better idea of the four-player team elements involved in the forthcoming survival title by releasing a litt...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 March 2018
Microsoft E3 2018 Day and Start Time Revealed

Microsoft E3 2018 Day and Start Time Revealed

With E3 2018 being just several months away, fans of Microsoft are undoubtedly gearing up for the American multinational technology company’s forthcoming press conference at this year’s event, with...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Trailer: Ship, Character Customization

Sea of Thieves Trailer: Ship, Character Customization

Sea of Thieves is by far one of the most anticipated games of 2018, and players will be happy to know that they will be able to customize their characters and ships to suit their pirate personaliti...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 26 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Datamine Reveals Plenty of New Content

Sea of Thieves Datamine Reveals Plenty of New Content

The Sea of Thieves closed beta has only been active for a handful of days, but that hasn’t stopped hungry gamers from turning over every rock (in-game or otherwise) in the quest to uncover as much...

By John Jacques on 22 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Beta Begins Later This Month

Sea of Thieves Beta Begins Later This Month

Sea of Thieves currently stands as one of the biggest Xbox One console-exclusives of 2018, and while its full launch isn’t until March 20, fans will have a chance to try it out beforehand. Rare has...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Gets Awesome Custom Controller

Sea of Thieves Gets Awesome Custom Controller

Although Sea of Thieves has already received special treatment from Microsoft, it is continuing in the form of a new custom controller. Set to release on February 6, this impressive controller is d...

By Joshua Duckworth on 21 March 2018
Nintendo Market Share to Overtake Microsoft This Year

Nintendo Market Share to Overtake Microsoft This Year

After a full year of success stories, it should surprise no one to hear that Nintendo has hit it big with the Switch. What is surprising, though, are the hard numbers representing that success. Tha...

By Jacob Bukacek on 09 March 2018
Xbox One Spring Update Releasing to Insiders

Xbox One Spring Update Releasing to Insiders

The Xbox One Spring update is almost upon us and will be rolling out to Alpha Ring Xbox Insiders today. The rest of the Xbox community will need to wait a little while longer before getting the upd...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 05 March 2018
PUBG Hack Makes Players Immune to Circle Damage

PUBG Hack Makes Players Immune to Circle Damage

It’s no secret that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a problem with cheaters. Usually it’s people using aimbots, which has forced the developers to ban hundreds of thousands of users since the gam...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 March 2018
Turok 1 and 2 Remasters Available Now for Xbox One

Turok 1 and 2 Remasters Available Now for Xbox One

About a week ago, the release dates for Night Dive Studios’ Xbox One remasters of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and its sequel Seeds of Evil were revealed by way of listing on the official Microsoft Store...

By Kyle Sledge on 05 March 2018
PUBG's Latest Xbox One Update Has A Helpful Glitch

PUBG's Latest Xbox One Update Has A Helpful Glitch

A couple of days ago, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One received a substantial update that addressed a number of lingering glitches and bugs in the game while also greatly improving its per...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 March 2018
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...

By Derek Nichols on 05 March 2018
Fable card game gets free-to-play release

Fable card game gets free-to-play release

Flaming Fowl’s Fable Fortune card game leaves early access this week and will be a free-to-play title available for PC and Xbox One. The trek toward launching Fable Fortune has been long and difficul...

By Jacob Bukacek on 01 March 2018
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 28 February 2018
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 28 February 2018
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. Gamers on PS4, PC, and Xbox One will...

By Denny Connolly on 28 February 2018
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 27 February 2018
PUBG Adds Fever and Militia Crates

PUBG Adds Fever and Militia Crates

One day after PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds announced the delay of its development roadmap for 2018, priorities continue to shift for PUBG Corporation. One priority remains clear, however, as today...

By Rory Young on 26 February 2018
Turok 1 and 2 Release Dates for Xbox One Confirmed

Turok 1 and 2 Release Dates for Xbox One Confirmed

About a couple of months ago, Night Dive Studios’ remaster of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter received a PEGI rating for Xbox One, indicating that it and the remaster of its sequel, Seeds of Evil, would be...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 February 2018
PUBG to Get Development Roadmap

PUBG to Get Development Roadmap

Ever since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds exited early access in December 2017 and added the desert map Miramar, fans have been wondering what’s next for the ultra-popular battle royale game. As it...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 February 2018
State of Decay 2 Releases New Environment Screenshots

State of Decay 2 Releases New Environment Screenshots

Microsoft’s exclusive title, State of Decay 2, the upcoming open world zombie survival game and follow-up to 2011’s State of Decay, released a pair of new screenshots today. The screenshots showcas...

By A.J. Plautz on 22 February 2018
Gears of War 5: Job Posts Suggest Sequel in the Works

Gears of War 5: Job Posts Suggest Sequel in the Works

Several weeks ago, Microsoft’s head of gaming and former Xbox boss Phil Spencer seemingly confirmed that Gears of War 5 is on the way while discussing the plans for Xbox Game Pass, mentioning that...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 February 2018
PUBG Introduces New Rules to Stop Cheaters

PUBG Introduces New Rules to Stop Cheaters

It is well-known that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a cheating problem. Players of the hugely popular battle royale game often complain that it is overrun with cheaters who use various pieces o...

By Jasmine Henry on 07 February 2018
Rumor: Microsoft Considering EA Acquisition

Rumor: Microsoft Considering EA Acquisition

Microsoft’s reported aggressive pursuit of new software for both Xbox and PC is leading to some interesting acquisition rumors. A report from Polygon cited multiple studio and publisher names being...

By Rory Young on 05 February 2018
Microsoft Removes Controversial Logan Paul Xbox Game

Microsoft Removes Controversial Logan Paul Xbox Game

Gamers were appalled to discover a game entitled The Suicide Forest listed on the Xbox Live Creators Collection based upon the infamous video uploaded by YouTuber Logan Paul. Microsoft has responde...

By Sarah Fields on 05 February 2018
PUBG: How to Get 30,000 Free Battle Points on Xbox One

PUBG: How to Get 30,000 Free Battle Points on Xbox One

Since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has launched on Xbox One, the game has been a massive success. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has now managed to sell 4 million units on Xbox One alone, and to ce...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 February 2018
PUBG Xbox One Update Nerfs Vehicles

PUBG Xbox One Update Nerfs Vehicles

Since its launch on the Xbox One Game Preview program last month, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has received a number of updates to improve the experience for players. The latest update for PlayerU...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 February 2018
PUBG Players Discover Clever Way to Avoid Desert Map

PUBG Players Discover Clever Way to Avoid Desert Map

When PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds introduced the desert map Miramar last month, players were ecstatic. But not everyone who plays the hugely popular battle royale game is enthralled with the new l...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 February 2018
Gears of War 5 Confirmed by Microsoft?

Gears of War 5 Confirmed by Microsoft?

Earlier today, Microsoft announced a major change to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. The Xbox One platform-holder confirmed that Game Pass subscribers would have access to first-party titl...

By Jasmine Henry on 29 January 2018
Minecraft Boss Promoted to Lead Microsoft's Studios

Minecraft Boss Promoted to Lead Microsoft's Studios

Minecraft studios boss Matt Booty has been promoted to Corporate Vice President overseeing Microsoft Studios, where he’ll report directly to Phil Spencer regarding the ongoing development and produ...

By Rory Young on 22 January 2018
Xbox ‘Duke’ Controller Remake Gets Price, Release Date

Xbox ‘Duke’ Controller Remake Gets Price, Release Date

Several months ago, the video game peripheral manufacturer Hyperkin announced plans to revive “The Duke”–that is, the original controller for the very first Xbox–for use with Microsoft’s current ge...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 January 2018
PUBG Xbox One Update Makes Important Change

PUBG Xbox One Update Makes Important Change

The Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has proven to be quite popular, recently hitting 3 million players on the console. The developers have been able to build the game’s community...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 January 2018
Microsoft Developing a New Xbox One Elite Controller?

Microsoft Developing a New Xbox One Elite Controller?

When Microsoft unveiled the first Xbox One Elite Controller in 2015, many fans and critics called it the best controller ever. The accessory came with a hefty price tag at launch but offered featur...

By Jasmine Henry on 18 January 2018
Report: New Fable Game Being Made by Forza Horizon Dev

Report: New Fable Game Being Made by Forza Horizon Dev

Earlier this month a highly circulated rumor suggested that Fable 4 is in the development at a UK studio. While many questioned the validity of the leaked information, a new report has lent the spe...

By Jasmine Henry on 18 January 2018
NBA Jam Could Be Making A Comeback

NBA Jam Could Be Making A Comeback

It has been quite a while since we last heard that the popular sports title NBA Jam could be returning, as many speculated several years ago that the launch of the series’ On Fire Edition for PlayS...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 January 2018
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 beat-em-up title starring the protagonist Frank West, Dead Risin...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 January 2018
Xbox One Achievement System to Introduce Loot Boxes?

Xbox One Achievement System to Introduce Loot Boxes?

Microsoft has already tweaked the Xbox One Achievements feature this week by helping players to track and sort their achievements across games. But according to a new report this isn’t the only ove...

By Jasmine Henry on 12 January 2018
New Xbox One Update Adds Helpful Achievement Feature

New Xbox One Update Adds Helpful Achievement Feature

Xbox One users that are a part of the Xbox One Insider program should start seeing a prompt to download a brand new update for their console. This update offers some quality of life improvements, a...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 January 2018
Gears of War Developer The Coalition Working On New IP

Gears of War Developer The Coalition Working On New IP

Gears of War developer The Coalition is now working on a new intellectual property. The Vancouver-based studio assumed developmental duties of the fabled Gears of War franchise when Microsoft acqui...

By John Jacques on 12 January 2018
Will Halo 6 Launch in 2018?

Will Halo 6 Launch in 2018?

2018 will mark three years since the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, and fans still have yet to see anything concrete about Halo 6. However, since Halo is Xbox’s flagship franchise, there is no questi...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 January 2018
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 players on Xbox One and will be coming to Windows 10. Although it s...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 10 January 2018
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 10 January 2018
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 important few...

By Rob Gordon on 10 January 2018
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 release with...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 January 2018
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 January 2018
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 10 January 2018
Time for the Return of 3D Platformers

Time for the Return of 3D Platformers

Gaming is an evolving medium, that much is undeniable. As hardware continues to advance, so too do the games that find themselves on it, but something happened after the PlayStation 2 and Nintend...

By Riley Little on 10 January 2018
Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

With plenty of game trailers and announcements set to take place at Gamescom this August, companies will be vying to make sure their press conferences are the ones gamers tune in to see. Microsof...

By John Jacques on 10 January 2018
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 10 January 2018
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 agr...

By Kyle Sledge on 10 January 2018
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 4 from...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 January 2018
Rumor: Huge Xbox One Game Announcements Coming in 2018

Rumor: Huge Xbox One Game Announcements Coming in 2018

Leading up to E3 2016, rumors were running rampant about what Microsoft would be unveiling at the show. An Internet user by the name of Klobrille accurately leaked the majority of Microsoft’s E3 20...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 January 2018
Rumor: Fable 4 is Being Developed by UK Studio

Rumor: Fable 4 is Being Developed by UK Studio

It’s no secret that Microsoft currently has a lack of exclusives announced for the Xbox One. Whereas Sony and Nintendo have loaded the PS4 and Switch with exclusive games, many of Microsoft’s bigge...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 January 2018
Will Halo 6 Have A Battle Royale Mode?

Will Halo 6 Have A Battle Royale Mode?

While many fans expected to see Halo 6 at E3 last year, unfortunately, the next game in Xbox’s flagship franchise was nowhere to be seen. The entirety of 2017 came and went without a glimpse of the...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 January 2018
E3 2015: Sea of Thieves Announced

E3 2015: Sea of Thieves Announced

In traditional E3 fashion, Microsoft brought numerous game developers on stage to share and discuss their upcoming games on Xbox One. One of those developers, Rare, revealed a new set of classic Rar...

By Boston Blake on 09 January 2018
‘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 09 January 2018
[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 09 January 2018
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 09 January 2018
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: How to Get BP Fast

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: How to Get BP Fast

Similarly to games like Overwatch, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds receives free content updates that are available to all players, with the game’s continued development supported through cosmetic lo...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 January 2018
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 many may...

By Riley Little on 08 January 2018
Here's Why Microsoft Killed Kinect

Here's Why Microsoft Killed Kinect

For years, Microsoft insisted that the Kinect was an integral part of the Xbox One’s ecosystem. But then the company started changing its tune, dropping Kinect gestures with an Xbox One interface u...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 January 2018
Xbox Live Down for Some [UPDATE]

Xbox Live Down for Some [UPDATE]

[UPDATE: Per the Xbox Live status page, Microsoft has brought Xbox Live Core Services back online, while some issues with Live TV, Groove, and the Movies & TV video store persist. The original...

By Kyle Sledge on 08 January 2018
‘Trials Evolution’ Sets XBLA Single Day Sales Record

‘Trials Evolution’ Sets XBLA Single Day Sales Record

Trials Evolution, the hotly anticipated follow-up to one of the downloadable era’s most beloved titles, is now the Arcade Next promotion, which sees the release of Bloodforge this week, as an annual...

By Anthony Taormina on 07 January 2018
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Best Guns in the Game

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Best Guns in the Game

In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, players jump out of a plane onto an island populated by 99 enemies that are out for blood. As players explore the island, they will come across a lot of weapons, b...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 January 2018
Microsoft Pulls Controversial PUBG Ad

Microsoft Pulls Controversial PUBG Ad

Last week, Reddit user Macsterr accused Microsoft of copying his concept for a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ad. While Microsoft has yet to admit that it copied Macsterr’s work, the company has pul...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 January 2018
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 05 January 2018
Future Gears of War Games May Explore Other Genres

Future Gears of War Games May Explore Other Genres

The answer to an interesting question posed at the recent Xbox Fanfest event in Sydney, Australia suggests future Gears of War titles might not have to be shooters. All the main games in the Gears...

By Curt Hutson on 05 January 2018
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 05 January 2018
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 p...

By Jasmine Henry on 05 January 2018
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 release of G...

By Kyle Sledge on 05 January 2018
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: Judgment was th...

By Riley Little on 05 January 2018
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 announced at E3...

By Brad Jones on 04 January 2018
Rumor: Next Xbox Console Release Window Leaked

Rumor: Next Xbox Console Release Window Leaked

Console manufacturers are constantly working on new systems, creating prototypes and internally testing the next PlayStation or Xbox. Considering this, it’s no surprise or secret that Microsoft has...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 January 2018
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 word tha...

By Derek Nichols on 03 January 2018
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, both Son...

By Rob Gordon on 03 January 2018
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 03 January 2018
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 E3 2016,...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 January 2018
Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

We previously discussed the great titles upcoming for Microsoft’s annual Summer of Arcade here. Well, those games have finally been dated as well as priced, and it’s about freaking time. Last yea...

By Riley Little on 03 January 2018
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 Win64e10 rece...

By Curt Hutson on 03 January 2018
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 03 January 2018
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, but we a...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 January 2018
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 games for...

By Rory Young on 02 January 2018
Dead Rising 4 Gets A Release Date

Dead Rising 4 Gets A Release Date

After it is accidentally posted on the Xbox Live Marketplace, Microsoft confirms the release date for the upcoming Windows 10 and Xbox One exclusive game Dead Rising 4. Before its official announce...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 January 2018
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 recent holida...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 January 2018
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 Rising 4 sh...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 January 2018
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: How to Win

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: How to Win

In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, 100 players jump out of an airplane onto a huge map. Upon landing, they are encouraged to loot for supplies, like armor, vehicles, and guns. As the match continues...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 January 2018
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 preview e...

By Kyle Sledge on 27 December 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.

By Boston Blake on 26 May 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.

By Dalton Cooper on 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 2016