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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
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 17 January 2018
Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

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

By Dalton Cooper on 16 January 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 16 January 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 13 January 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 13 January 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 13 January 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 13 January 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 13 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
Sea of Thieves Gets Awesome Custom Controller

Sea of Thieves Gets Awesome Custom Controller

With the release of Sea of Thieves on the horizon, Microsoft reveals a custom controller for the game that, alongside several pirate designs, glows in the dark.

By Joshua Duckworth on 10 January 2018
Sea of Thieves Beta Begins Later This Month

Sea of Thieves Beta Begins Later This Month

Rare announces the closed beta dates for its upcoming co-op open world pirate game Sea of Thieves, which will give some players a chance to play the game early.

By Dalton Cooper 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
Cuphead Review

Cuphead Review

Cuphead delivers a carefully curated balance of gorgeous hand-drawn visuals and unforgiving gameplay. This heavily stylized title is an instant classic.

By John Jacques on 15 October 2017
Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

A talented Twitch streamer named Frayzlo completes an incredible ultra hard run of Cuphead in just 46 minutes and change, faster than a typical pizza delivery.

By John Jacques on 15 October 2017
Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

The video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun indie shooter, Cuphead, sells more than 300,000 copies through Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam.

By Kyle Sledge on 15 October 2017
Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

One truly talented player of the video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun title Cuphead beats all of its bosses without dodging, using charms, or taking damage.

By Kyle Sledge on 15 October 2017
Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Microsoft and Studio MDHR officially release the launch trailer for Cuphead, the vibrant run and gun shooter game that is available now for PC and Xbox One.

By Kyle Sledge on 15 September 2017
Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Studio MDHR producer and ink artist Maja Moldenhauer reveals that online co-operative gameplay may be on the horizon for Cuphead, the vintage platformer.

By John Jacques on 15 September 2017
The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

We name the one change every Cuphead player should make to make the extremely challenging platformer easier, as well as other ways to lessen the game’s difficulty.

By Dalton Cooper on 15 September 2017
Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

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

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

By Riley Little on 18 January 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 18 January 2017
Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

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

By Rory Young on 18 January 2017
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.

By Derek Nichols on 24 June 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 18 January 2016
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 17 January 2015