News items tagged with microsoft

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
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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 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 16 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 15 January 2018
Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

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

By Rory Young on 15 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 15 January 2018
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

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

By Riley Little on 15 January 2018
Forza 7 Revealed with Xbox One X Gameplay Trailer

Forza 7 Revealed with Xbox One X Gameplay Trailer

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

By Kyle Sledge on 14 January 2018
Forza Motorsport 7 VIP Bonuses Changed After Backlash

Forza Motorsport 7 VIP Bonuses Changed After Backlash

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

By Jasmine Henry on 14 January 2018
Assassin's Creed Origins Xbox One S Bundles Announced

Assassin's Creed Origins Xbox One S Bundles Announced

Microsoft announced today that it has partnered with Ubisoft to create two Xbox One S bundles featuring Assassin’s Creed Origins. Available starting October 27, Assassin’s Creed Origins launch date...

By Rory Young on 14 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 13 January 2018
Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

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

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

By Riley Little on 12 January 2018
Sea of Thieves Trailer Features Dynamic Storms

Sea of Thieves Trailer Features Dynamic Storms

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

By Rory Young on 12 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 12 January 2018
Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

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

By Rob Gordon on 12 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 12 January 2018
Borderlands Gets Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Borderlands Gets Xbox One Backward Compatibility

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

By Kyree Leary on 11 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 11 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 10 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
Microsoft Copies Xbox Ad Concept from Fan

Microsoft Copies Xbox Ad Concept from Fan

About a month ago, Reddit user Macsterr posted his concept for a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One ad. In Macsterr’s ad, we see an Xbox One S console with a field on top of it, and a PlayerUnk...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 January 2018
Sea of Thieves Gets Special Treatment from Xbox

Sea of Thieves Gets Special Treatment from Xbox

According to developer Rare, the upcoming Sea of Thieves has achieved such a heavy level of trust with Microsoft that the company will not have to undergo the traditional certification process when...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 08 January 2018
PUBG Dev Asked When Game is Coming to PS4

PUBG Dev Asked When Game is Coming to PS4

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the most popular games in the world right now, smashing Steam concurrent user records and selling millions of units in its early access period alone. Unfortu...

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
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 07 January 2018
Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

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

By Kyle Sledge on 06 January 2018
Biggest Disappointments of E3 2017

Biggest Disappointments of E3 2017

E3 2017 has come and gone, and gamers are suitably excited about the upcoming calendar year. Nintendo unveiled the release date of Super Mario Odyssey, a game that could rival Breath of the Wild in...

By Cody Gravelle on 05 January 2018
5 Xbox One Exclusive Games To Look Forward To

5 Xbox One Exclusive Games To Look Forward To

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

By Boston Blake on 05 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 01 January 2018
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

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

By Rob Keyes on 31 December 2017
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds New Map Footage Next Week

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds New Map Footage Next Week

The battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues its PC domination with the game selling over 20 million copies as of last month. Even as the game continues to pass new milestones...

By Derek Nichols on 30 December 2017
Scalebound Trademark Renewed by Microsoft

Scalebound Trademark Renewed by Microsoft

Scalebound may have gotten the axe back in January of this year, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft Studios wants to relinquish every piece of its dragon-filled title just yet. News broke earlier this...

By AJ Caulfield on 30 December 2017
Fortnite Launches Battle Royale Add-On for Free

Fortnite Launches Battle Royale Add-On for Free

It’s been a wild couple of weeks for Fortnite, which is still well into its Early Access period. While the resource collecting and wave defense third-person shooter got off to a slow start, momentu...

By Derek Nichols on 29 December 2017
Microsoft Discusses If A New Fable Game Could Be Made

Microsoft Discusses If A New Fable Game Could Be Made

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

By John Jacques on 27 December 2017
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One File Size

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One File Size

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is finally making its debut on Xbox One, with the game going live at midnight on December 12. Those that have been anticipating the battle royale shooter may be wonder...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 December 2017
Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

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

By Kyle Sledge on 26 December 2017
Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

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

By Alexander Pan on 26 December 2017
Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

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

By John Jacques on 26 December 2017
How to Unlock Cuphead's Secret Game Mode

How to Unlock Cuphead's Secret Game Mode

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

By Kyle Sledge on 25 December 2017
Fortnite Battle Royale Mode is Going Free to Play

Fortnite Battle Royale Mode is Going Free to Play

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

By Jasmine Henry on 24 December 2017
PUBG Patch Fixes Some Xbox One Bugs

PUBG Patch Fixes Some Xbox One Bugs

It’s no secret that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a bit of a mess on Xbox One. However, PUBG Corporation is already working to make it a better experience for console players, releasing a patch...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 December 2017
Microsoft Working on Game Similar to Horizon Zero Dawn

Microsoft Working on Game Similar to Horizon Zero Dawn

Microsoft may be working on a rival to Sony’s PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn if a recent job listing is to be believed. Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently teased that more first-party Xbox One games...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 December 2017
MS Gives Present to Boy That Gave Up Xbox for Charity

MS Gives Present to Boy That Gave Up Xbox for Charity

Between the ongoing loot box scandal and people up in arms about the Pokemon GO EX Raids, there’s a lot of negativity in the gaming world. However, the story of nine year-old Mikah Frye of Ashland,...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 December 2017
PUBG Getting 3D Killcam and Other Features Soon

PUBG Getting 3D Killcam and Other Features Soon

On December 20, update version 1.0 will launch for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, bringing with it several fan-desired updates such as the 3D replay and killcam. It is even possible this update wil...

By Joshua Duckworth on 21 December 2017
Xbox Free Games With Gold for March 2016

Xbox Free Games With Gold for March 2016

Microsoft reveals the games that will be made available for Games With Gold in March, including the likes of Lords of the Fallen and the original Borderlands. As March draws near, it’s once again t...

By Rob Gordon on 21 December 2017
Crackdown 3 Gameplay Footage Shows Free Roaming & More

Crackdown 3 Gameplay Footage Shows Free Roaming & More

While Crackdown 3 fans wait patiently for some purportedly exciting news out of Comic Con 2017, it’s safe to say that they are craving any new information about the forthcoming open world third-per...

By Kyle Sledge on 19 December 2017
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. Much like last y...

By Denny Connolly on 18 December 2017
Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

As one of the oddest exclusive game announcements to ever stem from an Xbox conference, Scalebound certainly turned heads when it was first announced during E3 2014. Featuring dragons and headphone-...

By Riley Little on 18 December 2017
Scalebound Cancelled

Scalebound Cancelled

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

By Rory Young on 18 December 2017
No Scalebound News Until 2017

No Scalebound News Until 2017

Responding to an inquisitive fan on Twitter, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer states that there ‘probably’ will be no more Scalebound news until sometime next year. It’s been over two years since Scalebou...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 December 2017
Scalebound Delayed Into 2017

Scalebound Delayed Into 2017

Platinum Games reveals that Xbox One exclusive Scalebound is facing a delay, with the title now set to release in 2017 in order to fulfil the developer’s ambition. With 2016 now underway, many game...

By Rob Gordon on 18 December 2017
Scalebound Hero Was Originally Female

Scalebound Hero Was Originally Female

Platinum Games is a studio that needs little introduction, and the creative minds behind games that push the envelope of video game aesthetic and quirky gameplay mechanics have been given the recog...

By Cody Gravelle on 18 December 2017
Microsoft to 'Take Risks' After Scalebound Cancellation

Microsoft to 'Take Risks' After Scalebound Cancellation

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

By Kyle Sledge on 18 December 2017
Scalebound Lets Players Control Their Dragon in Battle

Scalebound Lets Players Control Their Dragon in Battle

Platinum Games hits the stage at Gamescom 2016 to give Xbox fans a closer look at Scalebound, including systems that will let players customize and take control of their dragons. Xbox One exclusive...

By Jason Gallagher on 18 December 2017
Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

GamesCom proved to be a boon for the Xbox One console, showing off impressive demos for many upcoming exclusive games that skipped E3 like Quantum Break and Scalebound. Crackdown 3 in particular wowe...

By Derek Nichols on 18 December 2017
Microsoft Removes Scalebound Trailers

Microsoft Removes Scalebound Trailers

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

By AJ Caulfield on 18 December 2017
Scalebound Director Reportedly Took Time Off for Health

Scalebound Director Reportedly Took Time Off for Health

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

By Alexander Pan on 17 December 2017
Scalebound Director Apologizes for Game's Cancellation

Scalebound Director Apologizes for Game's Cancellation

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

By F. O'Sullivan on 17 December 2017
Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

After a strong 2015, the Xbox One looks to have another year full of high quality exclusive games, thanks to titles like Gears of War 4, Sea of Thieves, and more. At E3, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer p...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 December 2017
Crackdown 3 Announced 'Too Early'

Crackdown 3 Announced 'Too Early'

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

By Jasmine Henry on 15 December 2017
Crackdown 3 World Is Twice as Big as the Original Game

Crackdown 3 World Is Twice as Big as the Original Game

Crackdown 3 has proven to be somewhat of an enigma for longtime fans of the series. After finally getting revealed in 2014, the anticipated open world shooter essentially went back under the radar...

By Derek Nichols on 15 December 2017
Xbox One X May Have Unique Start-Up Screen

Xbox One X May Have Unique Start-Up Screen

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

By John Jacques on 15 December 2017
All Xbox One X Enhanced Games and Their Improvements

All Xbox One X Enhanced Games and Their Improvements

Microsoft’s Xbox One X console officially launches on November 7, less than three days from now. With launch so near the ever-growing list of Xbox One X-enhanced games planned for release can now b...

By Rory Young on 15 December 2017
Fortnite Gets Cross-Play Between PS4 and Xbox One

Fortnite Gets Cross-Play Between PS4 and Xbox One

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

By Cody Gravelle on 14 December 2017
PUBG Reveals First Gameplay of Desert Map Miramar

PUBG Reveals First Gameplay of Desert Map Miramar

Although PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has become something of a worldwide phenomenon, gamers everywhere are undoubtedly tired of experiencing the same Russian landscape time and time again. Thankf...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 10 December 2017
PUBG is Already Selling DLC on Xbox One

PUBG is Already Selling DLC on Xbox One

The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One release date is right around the corner; console players only have to wait until next week to play the popular battle royale game. But although Xbox One p...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 December 2017
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Desert Map Has A Name

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Desert Map Has A Name

For months, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans have been anticipating the release of the game’s desert map. While the desert map still has yet to be added to the game, we now know more details abou...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 December 2017
Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

While we live for looking forward to what new games come out each year, we dread the overwhelming process of  picking only a select few to rank as our most anticipated. Starting with a list of...

By Rob Keyes on 07 December 2017
Black Friday 2017 Deals: Save Money on an Xbox One X

Black Friday 2017 Deals: Save Money on an Xbox One X

The Xbox One X has only just been released meaning that the console isn’t part of Microsoft’s official Xbox One Black Friday deals. However, one retailer is offering Xbox One X fans a way to bag th...

By Jasmine Henry on 03 December 2017
PUBG Is Getting a Mobile Release

PUBG Is Getting a Mobile Release

A few days ago, it was announced that large Chinese video game publisher Tencent would be bringing the wildly popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to China in an official capacity. Today the compa...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 December 2017
PUBG Will Be Modified in China

PUBG Will Be Modified in China

In recent years, China has been more lenient about the kind of entertainment it allows its citizens to consume. Even so, the country’s strict guidelines have made it somewhat difficult for Bluehole...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 December 2017
Cuphead’s Achievements List Gets Revealed

Cuphead’s Achievements List Gets Revealed

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

By Rob Gordon on 26 November 2017
PUBG Creator Doesn't Want to Win Game of the Year

PUBG Creator Doesn't Want to Win Game of the Year

Winning a Game of the Year award is a prestigious honor, and one that very few video game developers will ever experience. Considering this, one would imagine PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds creator...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 November 2017
Sea of Thieves Announces PC and Xbox One Cross-Play

Sea of Thieves Announces PC and Xbox One Cross-Play

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

By Rory Young on 24 November 2017
7 Xbox Games You Forgot Used Kinect

7 Xbox Games You Forgot Used Kinect

.sg-popup-overlay-1, .sg-popup-content-1 { z-index: 9999 !important; } #sg-popup-content-wrapper-1 { padding: 0px !important; } When Microsoft Kinect launched...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 November 2017
Xbox Black Friday Discounts Console to Lowest Price

Xbox Black Friday Discounts Console to Lowest Price

After Sony revealed its big console discounts for Black Friday 2017, it was only a matter of time until Microsoft followed suit. The company has now revealed massive savings on the Xbox One, lettin...

By Jasmine Henry on 20 November 2017
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Game Streaming Service

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Game Streaming Service

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

By Jasmine Henry on 15 November 2017
Quantum Break is 178 GB on Xbox One X

Quantum Break is 178 GB on Xbox One X

Microsoft’s big push this holiday season is with the Xbox One X, the system formerly known as Project Scorpio. Though the launch lineup for the new system took a slight hit with Crackdown 3 getting...

By Derek Nichols on 15 November 2017
Some Xbox One X Consoles are Dying Already

Some Xbox One X Consoles are Dying Already

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

By Jasmine Henry on 11 November 2017
Spencer Clarifies Comments on Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn

Spencer Clarifies Comments on Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer received some heat from gamers earlier this week for making comments about narrative-heavy games like Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild losing...

By Weston Albert on 09 November 2017
White PS4 Pro Goes on Sale on Xbox One X Launch Day

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

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

By Jasmine Henry on 09 November 2017
Xbox One X Review

Xbox One X Review

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

By Anthony Taormina on 09 November 2017
Why Microsoft's Kinect Failed

Why Microsoft's Kinect Failed

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

By Dalton Cooper on 04 November 2017
Minecraft Adds Stranger Things Skin Pack

Minecraft Adds Stranger Things Skin Pack

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

By John Jacques on 02 November 2017
13 Original Xbox Games Coming to Xbox One Tomorrow

13 Original Xbox Games Coming to Xbox One Tomorrow

One of the biggest surprises of Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference was the announcement that original Xbox backward compatibility would be coming to Xbox One. We now know the first 13 original Xb...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 October 2017
Xbox Games with Gold Revealed for November 2017

Xbox Games with Gold Revealed for November 2017

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

By Curt Hutson on 29 October 2017
Microsoft Officially Kills the Kinect

Microsoft Officially Kills the Kinect

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

By Jasmine Henry on 29 October 2017
Do Original Xbox Games Have Achievements on Xbox One?

Do Original Xbox Games Have Achievements on Xbox One?

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

By Dalton Cooper on 28 October 2017
Xbox Free Games With Gold for May 2016

Xbox Free Games With Gold for May 2016

Here are the free Xbox Games With Gold titles for May 2016, including two smaller Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles headlined by racing sim GRID 2. If anyone was expecting a big ramp-up in Ga...

By Rory Young on 28 October 2017
Conan O'Brien Plays Cuphead with Model Kate Upton

Conan O'Brien Plays Cuphead with Model Kate Upton

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

By Cody Gravelle on 28 October 2017
Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

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

By Rob Gordon on 28 October 2017
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Delayed to 2018

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Delayed to 2018

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

By Rory Young on 22 October 2017
Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

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

By Riley Little on 21 October 2017
PAX East 2011: Child of Eden Hands-On

PAX East 2011: Child of Eden Hands-On

One of the more prominent booths on PAX East‘s exhibition floor this year was the one showcasing Ubisoft’s Child of Eden — the psychotropic audio/visual extravaganza for Kinect. If you didn’t al...

By Steve Pendlebury on 17 October 2017
Forza Motorsport 7: Loot System Is Off To a Rocky Start

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

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

By Jasmine Henry on 17 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
Dev Confirms Cuphead is an Xbox One and PC Exclusive

Dev Confirms Cuphead is an Xbox One and PC Exclusive

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

By Brad Jones on 15 October 2017
Xbox: Games Like Zelda, Horizon Don't Have Same Impact

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

Xbox head Phil Spencer recently shared an update on the future of Microsoft’s gaming endeavors, from enhanced support for the Xbox console and its first-party titles to crafting innovative new serv...

By AJ Caulfield on 15 October 2017
Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

Several major video games hit store shelves and download services this past week as we approach the beginnings of the exciting fall video game release season and along with a listing of these rev...

By Rob Keyes on 15 October 2017
Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Delivering some of the hottest downloadable titles coming out of E3 2011, this year’s Summer of Arcade on Xbox Live promises to outdo the stellar offering from last year. To help inform gamers ju...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 October 2017
5 Best Games of 2012...So Far

5 Best Games of 2012...So Far

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

By Anthony Taormina on 08 October 2017
There's A Secret Master Chief In Every Xbox One X

There's A Secret Master Chief In Every Xbox One X

The clock is down to almost a month before Microsoft’s Xbox One X console is due to release worldwide, and with each passing day more information about the world’s most powerful console comes to li...

By John Jacques on 08 October 2017
5 Reasons PS4 and Xbox One Crossplay Needs to Happen

5 Reasons PS4 and Xbox One Crossplay Needs to Happen

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

By Jasmine Henry on 04 October 2017
PS4 Should Support Cross-Play, Just Not With Xbox

PS4 Should Support Cross-Play, Just Not With Xbox

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

By Cody Gravelle on 04 October 2017
Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

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

By Dalton Cooper on 04 October 2017
Microsoft Wants Crossplay with Valve, Nintendo

Microsoft Wants Crossplay with Valve, Nintendo

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

By Cody Gravelle on 03 October 2017
Xbox One X Pre-Orders Live Across Retailers

Xbox One X Pre-Orders Live Across Retailers

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

By Rory Young on 03 October 2017
Microsoft Was Working on Xbox Smartwatch

Microsoft Was Working on Xbox Smartwatch

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

By John Jacques on 03 October 2017
Future Xbox One Update May Improve Game Downloads

Future Xbox One Update May Improve Game Downloads

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

By Alexander Pan on 02 October 2017
Xbox One X Pre-Order Date Leaks for Standard Edition

Xbox One X Pre-Order Date Leaks for Standard Edition

At Gamescom 2017 last month, Microsoft announced the pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition had gone live and that fans could register their interest for the limited edition console....

By Jasmine Henry on 02 October 2017
Halo Characters Arriving on Switch Through Minecraft

Halo Characters Arriving on Switch Through Minecraft

It has always been something of a pipe dream, but Master Chief will now officially be appearing on a Nintendo console – albeit in a slightly different form than many had likely hoped for. The Halo...

By Riley Little on 30 September 2017
Microsoft Releases Minecraft-Themed XB1 Controllers

Microsoft Releases Minecraft-Themed XB1 Controllers

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

By Brad Jones on 30 September 2017
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Gets A Promotion

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Gets A Promotion

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

By Dalton Cooper on 30 September 2017
Xbox One X Pre-Orders Begin at GameStop Tomorrow

Xbox One X Pre-Orders Begin at GameStop Tomorrow

Without a doubt, there are a plethora of Microsoft fans who are incredibly eager to get their hands on an Xbox One X console, and for those who missed out on the first wave of pre-orders, GameStop...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 September 2017
Indie Developers React To Xbox One Self-Publishing

Indie Developers React To Xbox One Self-Publishing

In a long string of retractions, Microsoft has recently reversed another policy, likely due to enormous backlash from gamers, critics and developers. First was their policy on used games and alwa...

By Curt Hutson on 29 September 2017
‘Fez’ Patch Removed by Microsoft After Problems Arise

‘Fez’ Patch Removed by Microsoft After Problems Arise

Sometimes the road to perfection is paved with good intentions, but every once in a while those good intentions spawn some pretty nasty results. Case in point: a recent patch for Fez, the brain-b...

By Anthony Taormina on 28 September 2017
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 26 September 2017
Microsoft Approves The New Duke Controller

Microsoft Approves The New Duke Controller

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

By John Jacques on 23 September 2017
[email protected] Montage

[email protected] Montage

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

By Dalton Cooper on 20 September 2017
Xbox One Mouse and Keyboard Support Still Coming

Xbox One Mouse and Keyboard Support Still Coming

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

By AJ Caulfield on 17 September 2017
Pokemon Unlikely to Release on Non-Nintendo Consoles

Pokemon Unlikely to Release on Non-Nintendo Consoles

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

By John Jacques on 16 September 2017
Fallout New Vegas Dev's Cancelled Xbox One RPG Revealed

Fallout New Vegas Dev's Cancelled Xbox One RPG Revealed

Game cancellations are always a difficult pill to swallow for developers and fans alike, but there are some that just seem to stick around in the minds of gamers years after they were consigned to...

By Cody Gravelle on 16 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
‘Trials Evolution’ and ‘Minecraft’ Bookend Xbox 360’s Arcade Next

‘Trials Evolution’ and ‘Minecraft’ Bookend Xbox 360’s Arcade Next

Microsoft’s XBLA House Party 2012 just wrapped up a couple of weeks ago with the release of I Am Alive, but time waits for no one, and the next Xbox Live Arcade event has already been announced. H...

By Jeff Schille on 09 September 2017
‘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 Xbox Live Arcade‘s fastest one-day seller. Recording over 100,000 downloads in its...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 September 2017
Analyst: Xbox One X Will Outsell PS4 Pro

Analyst: Xbox One X Will Outsell PS4 Pro

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

By Rob Gordon on 09 September 2017
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 08 September 2017
Xbox One Free Games with Gold for September 2017

Xbox One Free Games with Gold for September 2017

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

By Kyle Sledge on 05 September 2017
Weekly Video Game News Roundup: February 24th

Weekly Video Game News Roundup: February 24th

This week was all about secrets, but we’re in a gossipy mood and can’t help but tell you all of them. In this roundup we have a release date for The Secret World, a revelation about XBLA’s file s...

By Curt Hutson on 04 September 2017
Original Xbox One Discontinued, Microsoft Ends Sales

Original Xbox One Discontinued, Microsoft Ends Sales

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

By Jasmine Henry on 29 August 2017
Microsoft May Use Cloud for Large Xbox One X File Sizes

Microsoft May Use Cloud for Large Xbox One X File Sizes

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

By AJ Caulfield on 29 August 2017
Xbox One X is Fastest-Selling Xbox Pre-Order Ever

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

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

By Rory Young on 28 August 2017
Jurassic World Evolution Debuts at Gamescom 2017

Jurassic World Evolution Debuts at Gamescom 2017

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

By Rory Young on 26 August 2017
PUBG Announces Expanded Partnership with Microsoft

PUBG Announces Expanded Partnership with Microsoft

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

By Maxwell Jeffery on 26 August 2017
 Xbox System Update Preview Shows Reworked Dashboard

Xbox System Update Preview Shows Reworked Dashboard

Microsoft has rolled out a new Xbox One system update for Insiders that reworks the console’s dashboard dramatically. Three major areas of the Xbox One dashboard have been updated: Home, Guide, and...

By Rory Young on 26 August 2017
Halo 5 Player Recreates Duck Hunt in Forge Mode

Halo 5 Player Recreates Duck Hunt in Forge Mode

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

By Mark Knapp on 26 August 2017
Does Titanfall 2 Achieve 6K Resolution on Xbox One X?

Does Titanfall 2 Achieve 6K Resolution on Xbox One X?

There’s no doubt that the Xbox One X will be a major player in the video game industry. Microsoft has been consistently touting the device as the most powerful console ever built, and that power ha...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 August 2017
New Xbox Live Avatars Will Bring A Playful Pixar Vibe

New Xbox Live Avatars Will Bring A Playful Pixar Vibe

It was almost a year ago that Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed the return of a refreshed Xbox Live Avatars program, which originally had its heyday back on the Xbox 360. While Microsoft used its st...

By John Jacques on 26 August 2017
Xbox Boss Teases Further First Party Releases

Xbox Boss Teases Further First Party Releases

The Xbox and Microsoft press conference at E3 2017 had a number of big talking points, from the price tag of the Xbox One X through to more light-hearted matters like the meme-worthy banana eating...

By Rob Gordon on 26 August 2017
Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition in the Works?

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition in the Works?

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

By Rory Young on 21 August 2017
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. As we near the end of the holiday shoppin...

By Boston Blake on 11 August 2017
Metroid 2 Fan Remake Dev Joins Ori Studio

Metroid 2 Fan Remake Dev Joins Ori Studio

It’s a true Cinderella story of gaming: a fan has become a full-time developer. The lead creator of the fan-made Metroid 2 game, Project AM2R, has announced that he’s joining the ranks of Moon Stud...

By AJ Caulfield on 11 August 2017
Blizzard Drops Support for Windows XP and Vista

Blizzard Drops Support for Windows XP and Vista

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

By Brad Jones on 01 August 2017
Drive Final Fantasy 15’s Regalia In Forza Horizon 3

Drive Final Fantasy 15’s Regalia In Forza Horizon 3

The Regalia, the stylish car from Final Fantasy 15, is leaving Eos and heading to Forza Horizon 3. Microsoft revealed the news earlie...

By Curt Hutson on 31 July 2017
Minecraft for Switch Gets Resolution Update

Minecraft for Switch Gets Resolution Update

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

By Brad Jones on 29 July 2017
Xbox Games with Gold for August Officially Revealed

Xbox Games with Gold for August Officially Revealed

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

By Kyle Sledge on 29 July 2017
 Crackdown 3 Trailer Introduces Terry Crews Character

Crackdown 3 Trailer Introduces Terry Crews Character

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

By Rory Young on 28 July 2017
Top 10 Xbox Games We Want for Backward Compatibility

Top 10 Xbox Games We Want for Backward Compatibility

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

By Dalton Cooper on 25 July 2017
Xbox One Creators Collection Opens For Testers

Xbox One Creators Collection Opens For Testers

Microsoft has launched its Creators Collections section of the Xbox One marketplace. Announced at GDC 2017, the Xbox One Creators Col...

By Rory Young on 23 July 2017
World's Highest Gamerscore Record Beaten by New Player

World's Highest Gamerscore Record Beaten by New Player

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

By Kyle Sledge on 19 July 2017
Former Sony and Microsoft Exec Prefers Nintendo Switch

Former Sony and Microsoft Exec Prefers Nintendo Switch

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

By Rory Young on 12 July 2017
Microsoft Explains Xbox One X Console Name

Microsoft Explains Xbox One X Console Name

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

By Curt Hutson on 12 July 2017
Xbox One Game Gifting Coming Soon

Xbox One Game Gifting Coming Soon

As Microsoft continues to build on the existing operating system of its Xbox One console, one highly requested feature may soon be ma...

By Riley Little on 11 July 2017
Rocket League Is Getting Cross-Network Play On Xbox One

Rocket League Is Getting Cross-Network Play On Xbox One

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

By John Jacques on 06 July 2017
Psyonix: PS4/Xbox One Cross-Play is 'Inevitable'

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

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

By Dalton Cooper on 05 July 2017
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 thei...

By John Jacques on 05 July 2017
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 05 July 2017
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 compa...

By Kyle Sledge on 05 July 2017
Halo Fan Game Given Approval by 343 industries

Halo Fan Game Given Approval by 343 industries

Currently, a small team of fans is developing a Halo multiplayer experience for PC in the Unity 5 engine. The game is called Installa...

By Mark Knapp on 03 July 2017
Minecraft DLC Still Coming to PS4 Despite No Cross-Play

Minecraft DLC Still Coming to PS4 Despite No Cross-Play

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

By Jasmine Henry on 03 July 2017
Xbox VP Compares Destiny to Battlegrounds

Xbox VP Compares Destiny to Battlegrounds

To say that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has become an online phenomenon would be putting it mildly. From Twitch to YouTube to Steam...

By Anthony Taormina on 02 July 2017
Xbox One X Sales Could Hit 17 Million by 2021

Xbox One X Sales Could Hit 17 Million by 2021

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

By Jasmine Henry on 01 July 2017
How Many OG Xbox Games Will Be Backward Compatible?

How Many OG Xbox Games Will Be Backward Compatible?

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

By Jasmine Henry on 01 July 2017
Xbox Reveals July Games With Gold

Xbox Reveals July Games With Gold

Today, Microsoft revealed the next slate of games to be included in its Xbox Games with Gold program for July 2017 for the Xbox 360 a...

By Kyle Sledge on 01 July 2017
Xbox One X Will Download Large Game Files Automatically

Xbox One X Will Download Large Game Files Automatically

With the Xbox One X set to come out later this year, gamers are clamoring for more information about how the new Microsoft console wi...

By Boston Blake on 01 July 2017
Original Xbox Backward Compatibility Works With Discs

Original Xbox Backward Compatibility Works With Discs

One of the biggest stories from the Microsoft E3 2017 press conference is that original Xbox games will be backward compatible with t...

By Jasmine Henry on 27 June 2017
Xbox Exec Attacks Sony Backwards Compatibility Comments

Xbox Exec Attacks Sony Backwards Compatibility Comments

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

By Jasmine Henry on 27 June 2017
Xbox Boss Spencer Worries About Single Player Games

Xbox Boss Spencer Worries About Single Player Games

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

By Cody Gravelle on 26 June 2017
Xbox Has 'A Lot' of Big Unannounced Games

Xbox Has 'A Lot' of Big Unannounced Games

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

By Kyle Sledge on 26 June 2017
Original Xbox BC Won't Be as Big as 360

Original Xbox BC Won't Be as Big as 360

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

By Dalton Cooper on 26 June 2017
Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

343 Industries studio head Dan Ayoub announces that the multiplayer beta for Halo Wars 2 is getting an extension due to high demand,...

By Rob Gordon on 23 June 2017
Xbox Unlocks More RAM for Project Scorpio Developers

Xbox Unlocks More RAM for Project Scorpio Developers

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

By Derek Nichols on 23 June 2017
Rumor: Will Xbox Scorpio's Official Name Be Xbox S?

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

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

By Weston Albert on 22 June 2017
Crackdown 3 Makes Terry Crews a Playable Character

Crackdown 3 Makes Terry Crews a Playable Character

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

By Dalton Cooper on 16 June 2017
Did Xbox's E3 Teasers Reveal the Scorpio's Price?

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

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

By Rory Young on 16 June 2017
Microsoft Hits Back at Sony's Cross Play Comments

Microsoft Hits Back at Sony's Cross Play Comments

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

By Rob Gordon on 16 June 2017
Microsoft Won't Make Profit on Xbox One X Sales

Microsoft Won't Make Profit on Xbox One X Sales

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

By Boston Blake on 16 June 2017
Is This Why Sony Won't Allow Minecraft Cross Play?

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

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

By Jasmine Henry on 16 June 2017
Bungie Speaks Out Over Destiny 2 Xbox One X Frame Rate

Bungie Speaks Out Over Destiny 2 Xbox One X Frame Rate

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

By Rob Gordon on 16 June 2017
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer a Big Fan of Destiny

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer a Big Fan of Destiny

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

By Rob Gordon on 16 June 2017
Sony E3 2017 Booth is Twice the Size of Microsoft's

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

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

By Brad Jones on 07 June 2017
Microsoft's 'Closer Look' at Project Scorpio Dev Kit

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

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

By AJ Caulfield on 06 June 2017
PS4 Sales in Europe Outpace Xbox 'At Least 3-to-1'

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

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

By Kyle Sledge on 06 June 2017
Gears of War 4 Releasing Major Multiplayer Update

Gears of War 4 Releasing Major Multiplayer Update

Gears of War 4‘s “Rise of the Horde” update will launch on June 6 entirely for free. Microsoft and The Coalition unveiled the upcomin...

By Rory Young on 05 June 2017
Xbox VP Clarifies Microsoft Parity for Project Scorpio

Xbox VP Clarifies Microsoft Parity for Project Scorpio

Microsoft’s new Xbox system, still tentatively called Project Scorpio for now, is finally beginning to take shape after a series of n...

By Cody Gravelle on 04 June 2017
Peggle 2

Peggle 2

The original Peggle, and its successor Peggle Nights, were simple puzzle games built around luck more than anything else. They were...

By Anthony Taormina on 03 June 2017
Xbox's Ybarra Tweets Photo of Project Scorpio Processor

Xbox's Ybarra Tweets Photo of Project Scorpio Processor

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

By Kyle Sledge on 03 June 2017
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 o...

By Riley Little on 03 June 2017
Xbox Scorpio Will Deliver Best Version of Games

Xbox Scorpio Will Deliver Best Version of Games

While Microsoft has given gamers a general sense of the power and performance of its Project Scorpio console, the company has avoided...

By Anthony Taormina on 02 June 2017
Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

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

By Maxwell Jeffery on 22 May 2017
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 cons...

By Rob Gordon on 16 May 2017
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 com...

By Rob Gordon on 15 May 2017
Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

To celebrate the release of open world racer Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft reveals a competition to win a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S model...

By Rob Gordon on 15 May 2017
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 14 May 2017
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...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 May 2017
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 Sco...

By Derek Nichols on 13 May 2017
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...

By Curt Hutson on 13 May 2017
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...

By Rory Young on 13 May 2017
Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

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

By Kyle Sledge on 13 May 2017
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 excl...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 May 2017
Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

A report showcasing a video comparison between the PC and Xbox One versions of Forza Horizon 3 suggests that the graphical presentati...

By Cody Gravelle on 13 May 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...

By Derek Nichols on 13 May 2017
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 Xbo...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 May 2017
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 franc...

By Riley Little on 13 May 2017
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...

By Anthony Taormina on 13 May 2017
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...

By Kyle Sledge on 12 May 2017
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 do...

By Curt Hutson on 12 May 2017
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 ne...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 May 2017
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 headl...

By Riley Little on 12 May 2017
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...

By Brad Jones on 12 May 2017
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 s...

By Kyle Sledge on 12 May 2017
Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

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

By Denny Connolly on 15 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 10 January 2017
Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

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

By Sarah Fields on 15 January 2016
E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

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

By Derek Nichols on 15 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 16 January 2015
‘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

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Far Cry 3,’ and ‘Halo 4’ headline the nominees for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards. Check out the full list of nominations right here!

By Jeff Schille on 07 January 2013
Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade is set to kick off on July 21, and everything has been priced… at $15 a game.

By Riley Little on 08 January 2010