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Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 Review

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

By Dalton Cooper on 03 March 2017
Microsoft Announces Xbox Live Creators Program

Microsoft Announces Xbox Live Creators Program

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

By Jasmine Henry on 02 March 2017
Xbox Game Pass Announcement Causes GameStop Stock Drop

Xbox Game Pass Announcement Causes GameStop Stock Drop

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

By Sarah Fields on 01 March 2017
New Xbox One Controllers On Sale for $39

New Xbox One Controllers On Sale for $39

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

By Boston Blake on 01 March 2017
Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass Subscription Service

Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass Subscription Service

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

By Boston Blake on 01 March 2017
55 Million People Play Minecraft Every Month

55 Million People Play Minecraft Every Month

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

By Kyle Sledge on 27 February 2017
The Next Halo Will Have Split Screen Mode

The Next Halo Will Have Split Screen Mode

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

By Dalton Cooper on 24 February 2017
Games With Gold For March Includes Evolve, Borderlands 2

Games With Gold For March Includes Evolve, Borderlands 2

The next round of free games for Xbox Live Gold members in March 2017 have been announced, and the list includes co-op shooter Evolve...

By Curt Hutson on 19 February 2017
Halo Wars 2 Achievement List and Map Editor News

Halo Wars 2 Achievement List and Map Editor News

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

By Derek Nichols on 17 February 2017
No Ranked Multiplayer for Halo Wars 2 at Launch

No Ranked Multiplayer for Halo Wars 2 at Launch

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

By Brad Jones on 17 February 2017
GTA 4: Microsoft Working on Frame Rate Fixes for XB1

GTA 4: Microsoft Working on Frame Rate Fixes for XB1

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

By Kyle Sledge on 15 February 2017
Xbox Boss Talks New IP and Project Scorpio Performance

Xbox Boss Talks New IP and Project Scorpio Performance

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

By Jasmine Henry on 08 February 2017
Microsoft Removes Xbox One Snap Mode

Microsoft Removes Xbox One Snap Mode

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

By AJ Caulfield on 26 January 2017
Dev Calls Xbox's Project Scorpio a 'Next-Gen Machine'

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

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

By Weston Albert on 26 January 2017
Xbox Project Scorpio Details Leak

Xbox Project Scorpio Details Leak

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

By Rory Young on 25 January 2017
Killer Instinct World Cup Bans Teabagging

Killer Instinct World Cup Bans Teabagging

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

By Brad Jones on 24 January 2017
Phil Spencer Teases Progress on Project Scorpio

Phil Spencer Teases Progress on Project Scorpio

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

By Boston Blake on 22 January 2017
Gears of War Actor Sued For 'Stealing' Cole Train

Gears of War Actor Sued For 'Stealing' Cole Train

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

By Riley Little on 19 January 2017
Two New Xbox One S Bundles Announced

Two New Xbox One S Bundles Announced

Microsoft announces two new Xbox One S bundles slated for this February, which come packaged with both Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 respectively.

By John Jacques on 19 January 2017
Crackdown 3 Development Has Been 'Rough' Says Insider

Crackdown 3 Development Has Been 'Rough' Says Insider

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

By Jasmine Henry on 19 January 2017
Sea of Thieves Gameplay Video Shows Off Co-Op Features

Sea of Thieves Gameplay Video Shows Off Co-Op Features

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

By Boston Blake on 15 January 2017
Microsoft is Changing How The Xbox Home Button Works

Microsoft is Changing How The Xbox Home Button Works

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

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

Xbox Offers Congrats To Nintendo On Switch News

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

By Curt Hutson on 13 January 2017
Xbox Unsure if Scorpio Will Appear Before E3 2017

Xbox Unsure if Scorpio Will Appear Before E3 2017

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

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

Microsoft to 'Take Risks' After Scalebound Cancellation

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

By Kyle Sledge on 12 January 2017
Halo Mega Bloks: More Footage and Details Revealed

Halo Mega Bloks: More Footage and Details Revealed

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

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

Scalebound Director Apologizes for Game's Cancellation

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

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 11 January 2017
Scalebound's Cancellation 'Better for Xbox Gamers'

Scalebound's Cancellation 'Better for Xbox Gamers'

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

By Jasmine Henry on 11 January 2017
Weekly Xbox Live Gold Deals Revealed

Weekly Xbox Live Gold Deals Revealed

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

By Kyle Sledge on 03 January 2017
The 9 Best Final Xbox One S Deals for the Year

The 9 Best Final Xbox One S Deals for the Year

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

By Dealzon on 29 December 2016
Xbox One Deal Gets Players Gifts Based on Retailer

Xbox One Deal Gets Players Gifts Based on Retailer

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

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

Forza Motorsport 7 Leaked by Fanatec

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

By Rob Gordon on 24 December 2016
Minecraft Update Adds Wings for Console Players

Minecraft Update Adds Wings for Console Players

The Minecraft holiday update, update 1.11, introduces wings to the console versions of the game, along with new mobs and additional content for The End dimension. Earlier this week, develop...

By Jasmine Henry on 22 December 2016
Xbox Countdown Sale Begins

Xbox Countdown Sale Begins

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

By Boston Blake on 21 December 2016
Dead Rising 4 Beating The Last Guardian in Sales Charts

Dead Rising 4 Beating The Last Guardian in Sales Charts

The latest UK video game sales charts reveal that Dead Rising 4 is currently selling better than The Last Guardian – although neither has taken the top spot.

By Rob Gordon on 21 December 2016
Xbox Free Games with Gold for January 2017

Xbox Free Games with Gold for January 2017

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

By Boston Blake on 20 December 2016
BioShock Trilogy Added to XB1 Backward Compatibility

BioShock Trilogy Added to XB1 Backward Compatibility

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

By Kyle Sledge on 18 December 2016
Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

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

By Rob Gordon on 18 December 2016
Bill Gates is the Best Secret Santa Ever

Bill Gates is the Best Secret Santa Ever

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

By Sarah Fields on 17 December 2016
Minecraft Announces Fallout-Themed DLC

Minecraft Announces Fallout-Themed DLC

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

By Jasmine Henry on 16 December 2016
50% of Xbox One Players Use Backward Compatibility

50% of Xbox One Players Use Backward Compatibility

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

By Jasmine Henry on 15 December 2016
Fan-Made Pokemon AR Game

Fan-Made Pokemon AR Game

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

By Alexander Pan on 13 December 2016
Xbox Scorpio is About Offering Gamers Choice

Xbox Scorpio is About Offering Gamers Choice

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

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 12 December 2016
PS4 Outsells Xbox One in November

PS4 Outsells Xbox One in November

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

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

Microsoft's Xbox One Game & Console Christmas Sale

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

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

Spencer: Project Scorpio Will Have Console Price Point

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

By Boston Blake on 07 December 2016
Amazon Offers Black Friday Deals on PS4 Slim and XB1 S

Amazon Offers Black Friday Deals on PS4 Slim and XB1 S

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

By Kyle Sledge on 21 November 2016
Watch the First 33 Minutes of Dead Rising 4

Watch the First 33 Minutes of Dead Rising 4

Frank West is back for another zombie caper in Dead Rising 4 and IGN has released the first 33 minutes of the game, which reveals why the aging photojournalist is battling the undead once again.

By Curt Hutson on 19 November 2016
Dead Rising 4: Check Out the Game's Crazy Vehicles

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

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

By Dalton Cooper on 19 November 2016
Microsoft Apologizes for Offensive Dead Rising 4 Email

Microsoft Apologizes for Offensive Dead Rising 4 Email

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

By Dalton Cooper on 19 November 2016
Xbox One Backward Compatible List Includes Fan Requests

Xbox One Backward Compatible List Includes Fan Requests

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer teases ‘top fan requests’ are coming to the Xbox One backward compatibility lineup in November. Since Xbox One backward compatibili...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 November 2016
Major Nelson on PS4's Exclusive DLC

Major Nelson on PS4's Exclusive DLC

At PAX Australia 2016, Xbox Live chief Larry Hryb comments on PS4’s exclusive DLC deals, saying that Microsoft wants to spend money on what ‘best for the community.’ Right from the PS4’s la...

By Jasmine Henry on 17 November 2016
Xbox Free Games with Gold for December 2016

Xbox Free Games with Gold for December 2016

Microsoft announces the free Games with Gold titles for December 2016, which includes Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Outlast, and Burnout Paradise.

By Dalton Cooper on 12 November 2016
Halo 5: Fan Creates Dogfighting Mode

Halo 5: Fan Creates Dogfighting Mode

One creative Halo 5: Guardians player decides to try their hand at a new game mode for the title, creating a fantastic dogfighting mode in the process. There’s something about the Halo seri...

By Rob Gordon on 04 November 2016
Scariest Moments in Gears Of War

Scariest Moments in Gears Of War

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

By John Jacques on 31 October 2016
Xbox One S Ad Claims '2 Pterodactyls' of Space

Xbox One S Ad Claims '2 Pterodactyls' of Space

A new ad releases for the Xbox One S, featuring Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown and a Microsoft rep debating whether the game has “pterodactyls” of storage or not. Microsoft is no doubt ge...

By Sarah Fields on 31 October 2016
Microsoft Announces $299 VR Headsets for Windows 10

Microsoft Announces $299 VR Headsets for Windows 10

Microsoft announces several partnerships with hardware manufacturers including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer to develop VR headsets for Windows 10. Microsoft’s interest in virtual reali...

By Rory Young on 28 October 2016
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.

By Dalton Cooper on 27 October 2016
Phil Spencer: Remedy 'Has to Want to Make' Alan Wake 2

Phil Spencer: Remedy 'Has to Want to Make' Alan Wake 2

Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, states that in order for Alan Wake 2 come to fruition, developer Remedy Entertainment “has to want to make” it. As if it needed to be sa...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 October 2016
Phil Spencer: Project Scorpio Making 'Amazing Progress'

Phil Spencer: Project Scorpio Making 'Amazing Progress'

Following a day long review of Project Scorpio development, Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirms that “amazing progress” is being made on the new Xbox One console. One of the biggest stories of...

By Jasmine Henry on 25 October 2016
Get Horror Games Cheap in New Xbox Live Sale

Get Horror Games Cheap in New Xbox Live Sale

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

By Dalton Cooper on 25 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Update Makes It Easier To Get Credits

Gears of War 4 Update Makes It Easier To Get Credits

In a post on the official forums, The Coalition reveals an update today for Gears of War 4 will make it easier for players to earn credits and unlock certain gear packs. The long awaited re...

By Derek Nichols on 20 October 2016
GR Pick: A Look Back At Gears of War

GR Pick: A Look Back At Gears of War

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

By John Jacques on 20 October 2016
Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Just in time for Halloween, Capcom releases a new trailer for Dead Rising 4 that highlights the game’s brutal combo weapons and some of Frank West’s crazy costumes.

By Dalton Cooper on 19 October 2016
Spencer: Original Xbox Backward Compatibility Possible

Spencer: Original Xbox Backward Compatibility Possible

Xbox boss Phil Spencer suggests that Microsoft could look into bringing some of the original Xbox games library to the Xbox One via backward compatibility. It would be an understatement to...

By Cody Gravelle on 19 October 2016
Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

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

By Dalton Cooper on 18 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Ending Explained

Gears of War 4 Ending Explained

The ending of Gears of War 4 is sure to have had a few fans scratching their heads, which is why we’ve created a post clarifying what was going on in the final moments of the campaign. Gear...

By Riley Little on 17 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War makes its grandiose return on Xbox One and PC, and those sorely missing the series can rest easy knowing that the franchise is back and better than ever. Gears of War: Judgmen...

By Riley Little on 11 October 2016
Microsoft Talks All-Ages Friendly Halo Possibilities

Microsoft Talks All-Ages Friendly Halo Possibilities

343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross talks about the possibility of expanding the Halo universe into all-ages territory with something like a Lego-Halo spin-off game. Although the Halo franchise...

By Denny Connolly on 05 October 2016
10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

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

By Dalton Cooper on 01 October 2016
3 More Games Arrive for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

3 More Games Arrive for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Microsoft reveals that three more Xbox 360 games are now playable on the Xbox One, this time including a multi-disc RPG, vertical side shooter, and a praised movie adaptation. Microsoft ann...

By Sarah Fields on 29 September 2016
Buy Xbox Live Gold at GameStop, Get Gears of War Socks

Buy Xbox Live Gold at GameStop, Get Gears of War Socks

Gaming retailer offers exclusive Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen socks for Xbox gamers who purchase a one-year Xbox Live Gold membership card during a special sale this week. Gears of War 4 is...

By Boston Blake on 28 September 2016
Gears of War 4 Video Analyzes Xbox One vs PC

Gears of War 4 Video Analyzes Xbox One vs PC

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

By Kyle Sledge on 27 September 2016
ReCore Review

ReCore Review

ReCore will be a welcome blast from the past for some, but others will struggle to come to terms with the more archaic components of the experience. From the moment that ReCore was announc...

By Brad Jones on 23 September 2016
Gears of War 4 Review Roundup: A Bloody Return to Form

Gears of War 4 Review Roundup: A Bloody Return to Form

The reviews are in for The Coalition’s Gears of War 4, with praise aimed at the game’s multiplayer and Horde modes, but it doesn’t escape criticism entirely. It’s no secret that Gears of Wa...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 September 2016
Alan Wake Dev Focusing on Multiplayer Games

Alan Wake Dev Focusing on Multiplayer Games

Remedy Entertainment announces that it will start focusing on multiplayer and cooperative gameplay experiences that will retain its focus on storytelling.

By Dalton Cooper on 19 September 2016
Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

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

By Rob Gordon on 19 September 2016
Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

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

By Cody Gravelle on 19 September 2016
Forza Horizon 3 Fans Can Unlock Warthog Without A Code

Forza Horizon 3 Fans Can Unlock Warthog Without A Code

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

By Derek Nichols on 19 September 2016
New Sea of Thieves Trailer Highlights the Visuals

New Sea of Thieves Trailer Highlights the Visuals

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

By Rory Young on 15 September 2016
New Xbox Accessories Including Updated Controllers

New Xbox Accessories Including Updated Controllers

Microsoft is revealing several new retail accessories which will launch in time for the holidays, including two colorful controller designs and a white stereo headset. With the holiday seas...

By Rory Young on 12 September 2016
Gears of War 4 Adds Game of Thrones Composer

Gears of War 4 Adds Game of Thrones Composer

Grammy-nominated composer Ramin Djawadi, who is best known for his work on the TV series Game of Thrones, will be composing the musical score for the upcoming Gears of War 4. With Gears of...

By Alexander Pan on 09 September 2016
Quantum Break Delayed on Steam and at Retail

Quantum Break Delayed on Steam and at Retail

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

By Jasmine Henry on 30 August 2016
More Xbox One S 1TB Deals

More Xbox One S 1TB Deals

Update: There is now a hot deal on the 2TB bundle too. Comes with free extra controller plus 1 years worth of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox One S now has three official bundles on the market: the 2T...

By Dealzon on 30 August 2016
Forza Horizon 3 Adds Halo 5's Warthog

Forza Horizon 3 Adds Halo 5's Warthog

In addition to the 350+ vehicles already revealed for Forza Horizon 3, Playground Games is unveiling one final surprise, just for Halo fans: the Halo 5 Warthog.

By Rory Young on 27 August 2016
Xbox Head Talks Cross-Play, Scorpio

Xbox Head Talks Cross-Play, Scorpio

Aaron Greenberg, the head of Xbox One’s marketing, recently released more details about Project Scorpio, and the possibility of cross platform multiplayer with Playstation. During this ye...

By Fred Harvey on 26 August 2016
Halo 5: Forge Comes to PC on September 8

Halo 5: Forge Comes to PC on September 8

Microsoft makes two major announcements for Halo 5, revealing the release date for Halo 5: Forge on PC and providing details on the free Anvil’s Legacy content update. Back in May, Micros...

By Jason Gallagher on 24 August 2016
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.

By Rory Young on 21 August 2016
Exclusive: Inafune Would 'Love to See' a ReCore Movie

Exclusive: Inafune Would 'Love to See' a ReCore Movie

Game Rant spoke with legendary game creator Keiji Inafune during E3 2016, learning that the developer would ideally like to see a ReCore movie come to fruition.

By Riley Little on 20 August 2016
Xbox Live Play Anywhere Launches in September

Xbox Live Play Anywhere Launches in September

Microsoft confirms that its Play Anywhere feature on Xbox One, first confirmed during the company’s E3 2016 presentation, will launch in just a few short months.

By Cody Gravelle on 20 August 2016
ReCore Trailer Introduces Characters and Gameplay

ReCore Trailer Introduces Characters and Gameplay

Microsoft launches a brand new trailer for ReCore during its E3 2016 presentation, detailing the upcoming Xbox One and PC exclusive’s characters and gameplay.

By Rob Gordon on 20 August 2016
Quantum Break Update Fixes Dozens of Xbox One Issues

Quantum Break Update Fixes Dozens of Xbox One Issues

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

By Jasmine Henry on 19 August 2016
Quantum Break on PC Not Hitting 60 FPS

Quantum Break on PC Not Hitting 60 FPS

Quantum Break’s PC version is not doing as well as its Xbox One counterpart, suffering from frame-rate issues as well as taking issue with Nvidia software.

By Maxwell Jeffery on 19 August 2016
Quantum Break's Anti-Piracy Gives Players Eye-Patches

Quantum Break's Anti-Piracy Gives Players Eye-Patches

Remedy Entertainment implements a rather comical anti-piracy measure in Quantum Break that forces players, and Jack Joyce, to wear an eye-patch in-game.

By Riley Little on 19 August 2016
Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Capcom Vancouver studio head Joe Nickolls reveals that Dead Rising 4 will not use the divisive time limit mechanic that has been used in previous games in the series.

By Dalton Cooper on 19 August 2016
Microsoft: We Don't Need Crackdown 3 This Year

Microsoft: We Don't Need Crackdown 3 This Year

Xbox marketing manager Aaron Greenberg claims that Microsoft doesn’t need Crackdown 3 to release in 2016, as it has many other games set to launch this holiday season.

By Dalton Cooper on 19 August 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 17 August 2016
Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

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

By Rory Young on 17 August 2016
Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

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

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

By Riley Little on 17 August 2016
Microsoft Says 'It's Nice to Be Back on Top'

Microsoft Says 'It's Nice to Be Back on Top'

Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox games marketing at Microsoft, speaks out about the company’s strong sales in July, stating that “it’s nice to be back on top.” Although the Xbox One has often struggled...

By Rob Gordon on 13 August 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 09 August 2016
Quantum Break is Biggest Selling New Microsoft  IP

Quantum Break is Biggest Selling New Microsoft IP

One week after release, Microsoft confirms that Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break is the ‘biggest selling, new Microsoft Studios IP this generation.’

By Maxwell Jeffery on 07 August 2016
The Best Xbox One S Deal

The Best Xbox One S Deal

The new Xbox One S is out this week and if you were thinking about picking up the 2TB Launch Edition there’s at least one launch deal you should be aware of. The place to be is eBay, where you won’t...

By Dealzon on 03 August 2016
Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

New sales numbers released by consumer market research firm the NPD Group indicate that console sales are struggling more than gamers might have expected. The state of video game consoles has been...

By Cody Gravelle on 22 July 2016
Xbox Live Hits 49M Users, But Gaming Revenue is Down

Xbox Live Hits 49M Users, But Gaming Revenue is Down

Microsoft’s latest earnings report does not make for pretty reading for Xbox, with overall gaming revenue decreasing in spite of an increase in Xbox Live users. Over recent months, Microsoft has ta...

By Rob Gordon on 21 July 2016
Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft releases a trio of concept images showing Microsoft games getting the Pokemon GO spin, prompting some to wonder if the company is gauging fan interest in such an idea. Microsoft has offic...

By John Jacques on 20 July 2016
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.

By Dalton Cooper on 15 July 2016
Microsoft To Skip Gamescom and Reveals Xbox FanFest

Microsoft To Skip Gamescom and Reveals Xbox FanFest

General Manager for Xbox Games Marketing, Aaron Greenberg announces that Microsoft will not hold a press briefing at gamescom this year and instead reveals Xbox FanFest 2016. With E3 2016 largely i...

By Derek Nichols on 13 July 2016
Rumor: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S Leaked

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

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

By Derek Nichols on 09 July 2016
Halo 5 to Get New Enemy Boss and Aircraft

Halo 5 to Get New Enemy Boss and Aircraft

Coming in the next update to Halo 5, fans will get their hands on the controls of a new vehicle as well as face off against a never-before-seen Grunt boss. Halo 5 developer 343 Industries hasn’t gi...

By Weston Albert on 30 June 2016
Hands-On: Gears of War 4 is Very Familiar

Hands-On: Gears of War 4 is Very Familiar

Game Rant goes hands-on with a campaign mission from Gears of War 4 that features JD, Kait, and Del trying to recover a friend from a new, but familiar threat. In what was the only hands-on...

By Anthony Taormina on 27 June 2016
Fallout: New Vegas Now Backward Compatible on Xbox One

Fallout: New Vegas Now Backward Compatible on Xbox One

Microsoft announces that Fallout: New Vegas is now available for download with the Xbox Backward Compatibility program, allowing Xbox One gamers in on the action. Microsoft has kept busy working on i...

By John Jacques on 24 June 2016
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

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

By Riley Little on 23 June 2016
Crackdown 3 Concept Art

Crackdown 3 Concept Art

In the spirit of the holidays, developer Reagent Games offers players a brief look at some concept art for Crackdown 3, including some new locales and armor.

By Anthony Taormina on 22 June 2016
Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

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

By Denny Connolly on 22 June 2016
Halo 5: Warzone Firefight Update Details Released

Halo 5: Warzone Firefight Update Details Released

343 Industries unveils brand new information regarding the upcoming Warzone Firefight update for Halo 5: Guardians, which promises to be the biggest update yet. The free updates for Halo 5: Guardians...

By Rob Gordon on 19 June 2016
Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

After announcing the game for Xbox One and Windows 10, Microsoft now confirms that upcoming zombie game Dead Rising 4 is a timed exclusive on the platforms.

By Jasmine Henry on 16 June 2016
How Much More Powerful is Scorpio Compared to Xbox One?

How Much More Powerful is Scorpio Compared to Xbox One?

According to Xbox head, Phil Spencer, the console for Microsoft’s forthcoming Project Scorpio contains far more power than a current generation Xbox One system. It’s no secret at this point that Micr...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 June 2016
Microsoft Almost Put Out Console That Wasn't Scorpio

Microsoft Almost Put Out Console That Wasn't Scorpio

Microsoft’s Xbox head reveals the tech company almost went on to release an upgraded Xbox One this year that wasn’t the firm’s much-vaunted Scorpio system. As many fans are probably aware by now, Mic...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 June 2016
Xbox Scorpio Requires 4K TV For Full Impact

Xbox Scorpio Requires 4K TV For Full Impact

Xbox head Phil Spencer states that the upcoming Xbox Scorpio will need to be paired with a 4K television for users to get the full impact of the console’s power. Although Microsoft did showcase a num...

By Rob Gordon on 15 June 2016
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.

By Riley Little on 15 June 2016
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.

By Rory Young on 15 June 2016
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...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 June 2016
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 13 June 2016
14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

A new E3 gameplay demo for Dead Rising 4 reveals a number of over the top weapons and vehicles the series is known for including some returning features as well. Part of the challenge leadi...

By Derek Nichols on 12 June 2016
Gears 4’s Horde Mode Only Requires Host to Own Maps

Gears 4’s Horde Mode Only Requires Host to Own Maps

The Coalition confirms that Gears of War 4‘s Horde 3.0 only requires match hosts to own the mode’s maps, allowing gamers who don’t own them to try them out. During Microsoft’s press confere...

By Kyle Sledge on 06 June 2016
Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

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

By Rob Gordon on 03 June 2016
Killer Instinct Adds Gargos to Roster

Killer Instinct Adds Gargos to Roster

The demon warlord Gargos is now available in the Killer Instinct Season 3 roster, allowing gamers to assume the role of the franchise’s main antagonist. It’s been a long time coming, but the main ant...

By John Jacques on 31 May 2016
Xbox at E3 2016: 'Doing Things We've Never Done'

Xbox at E3 2016: 'Doing Things We've Never Done'

After declaring all the recent hardware rumors as ‘creative chatter’, Xbox boss Phil Spencer teases that the Xbox team is breaking new ground for its upcoming E3 showcase. With the last few days havi...

By Alexander Pan on 30 May 2016
Xbox One VR Evidence Continues to Mount

Xbox One VR Evidence Continues to Mount

With E3 2016 just around the corner, more evidence appears that suggests Microsoft is set to make a strong move into virtual reality with the Xbox One. At this year’s E3, plenty of gamers are expecti...

By Rob Gordon on 29 May 2016
Ex-Sony Dev: New Consoles Will Be Hard to Develop For

Ex-Sony Dev: New Consoles Will Be Hard to Develop For

A former employee of a Sony studio decides to enlighten gamers on potentially problematic development issues that could stem from new Sony and Microsoft consoles. By now, it appears that Sony and Mic...

By Cody Gravelle on 28 May 2016
Rumor: Xbox One VR Game Coming in 2017

Rumor: Xbox One VR Game Coming in 2017

A “major” European developer is planning to debut its Xbox VR game during E3, with plans to launch in 2017, with Microsoft likely to announce its VR plans at E3. With E3 less than three weeks away an...

By Rory Young on 27 May 2016
Gears of War 4 Elite Xbox Controller Revealed

Gears of War 4 Elite Xbox Controller Revealed

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

By John Jacques on 27 May 2016
Gears of War 4 Co-Op Campaign Demo Revealed

Gears of War 4 Co-Op Campaign Demo Revealed

During Microsoft’s E3 press conference, game developer The Coalition reveals brand new gameplay for Gears of War 4, showing some co-op action from the campaign mode. As many gaming fans exp...

By Kyle Sledge on 27 May 2016
Gears of War 4 Teases Return of Marcus

Gears of War 4 Teases Return of Marcus

Following a demo of Gears of War 4‘s co-op campaign, Microsoft unveils a brief teaser that confirms the return of fan favorite character Marcus Fenix. As was expected by the Xbox faithful l...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 May 2016
Rumor: Xbox Scorpio 4x as Powerful as Current Xbox

Rumor: Xbox Scorpio 4x as Powerful as Current Xbox

Anonymous sources claim to have more information on the rumored upgraded Xbox One console, stating that the system is 4x more powerful than current Xbox One models. Earlier today, rumors surfaced of...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 May 2016
Rumor: Microsoft Releasing Two New Xbox One Models

Rumor: Microsoft Releasing Two New Xbox One Models

According to industry sources, Microsoft is preparing to release two new versions of the Xbox One, one of which is capable of using the Oculus Rift headset. Major news about the Xbox One may have jus...

By John Jacques on 25 May 2016
Rocket League Officially Supports Xbox One to PC Play

Rocket League Officially Supports Xbox One to PC Play

Psyonix announces that cross-network play officially arrives for Rocket League today, which allows for Xbox One gamers to face off against Steam PC users. It’s now official: Rocket League is the firs...

By John Jacques on 25 May 2016
Xbox One Will Soon Support Torrent App

Xbox One Will Soon Support Torrent App

Thanks to the Microsoft’s efforts to establish its Unified Windows Platform, the first torrenting app for the Xbox One will soon be made available to download. Xbox One owners will soon be able to do...

By Brad Jones on 24 May 2016
Still 'No Plans' to Bring Halo 5 to PC

Still 'No Plans' to Bring Halo 5 to PC

Once again, 343 Industries confirm that they still have no plans to port Halo 5: Guardians to PC, despite the Forge mode becoming available on Windows 10. Although Microsoft recently excited fans of...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 22 May 2016
Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Gamers that upload videos of Minecraft: Wii U Edition on YouTube that feature the recent Super Mario-themed DLC are having their videos removed due to copyright claims. Nintendo fans had to wait a lo...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 May 2016
Halo Wars 2 Art Leaks

Halo Wars 2 Art Leaks

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

By Alexander Pan on 19 May 2016
Xbox One: YouTube User Runs Windows 95 on Game Console

Xbox One: YouTube User Runs Windows 95 on Game Console

One technologically inclined YouTube user and gaming fan manages to get Microsoft’s classic Windows 95 operating system up and running on the Xbox One console. While Xbox One developers have hit a ve...

By Kyle Sledge on 19 May 2016
Halo 5 Forge Mode Tools Coming to PC for Free

Halo 5 Forge Mode Tools Coming to PC for Free

Microsoft announces that the Forge Mode tools from Halo 5: Guardians will be launching in the coming months for free on the Windows 10 platform with added features. There’s no denying that Halo 5: Gu...

By Derek Nichols on 19 May 2016
Call of Duty: Black Ops Now Backward Compatible

Call of Duty: Black Ops Now Backward Compatible

Microsoft confirms that Treyarch’s 2010 first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops has now been added to the Xbox One’s backward compatibility roster. Since the Xbox One’s backward compatibility fe...

By Rob Gordon on 17 May 2016
Microsoft Teases An Xbox One Announcement

Microsoft Teases An Xbox One Announcement

A cryptic tweet from an Xbox engineer suggests that Microsoft is making an Xbox One related announcement at noon today. We’ve gathered up the most likely predictions here. With E3 2016 quickly approa...

By Denny Connolly on 17 May 2016
Xbox One BC Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

Xbox One BC Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

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

By Rob Gordon on 17 May 2016
Microsoft Releasing 1M Unused Xbox Live Gamer Tags

Microsoft Releasing 1M Unused Xbox Live Gamer Tags

Microsoft will release over 1 million unused Xbox Live gamer tags back into the wild, including screen names that feature pop culture references, proper names, and more. Microsoft has announced that...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 May 2016
Halo 5 Deal: Get the Xbox One Game for $30

Halo 5 Deal: Get the Xbox One Game for $30

Xbox One owners who still haven’t picked up Halo 5: Guardians can now do so for just $30 at a few US retailers, though the price cut may only be here for a limited time. Fans of the Halo franchise wh...

By John Jacques on 16 May 2016
Microsoft Shuts Down Project Spark

Microsoft Shuts Down Project Spark

Microsoft confirms that video game creation title Project Spark is being shut down, with the game no longer available to download and online services to be closed in August. When Project Spark was in...

By Rob Gordon on 14 May 2016
Ubisoft CEO: One Console Gen Left, Future is Streaming

Ubisoft CEO: One Console Gen Left, Future is Streaming

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot delivers a speech during an earnings call that suggests the company believes the gaming industry is in for a drastic change soon. Despite the rapid pace at which technology...

By Cody Gravelle on 14 May 2016
Fable 4 Was Going to Be 'R-Rated'

Fable 4 Was Going to Be 'R-Rated'

Following the closure of Lionhead Studios, former Fable art director John McCormack reveals that Fable 4 would have been ‘darker and grittier’ than its predecessors. With Lionhead Studios shuttering...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 May 2016
Gears of War 4's New Trailer is a Hit

Gears of War 4's New Trailer is a Hit

The newest trailer for Microsoft’s upcoming blockbuster, Gears of War 4, has set a new record on Microsoft’s YouTube channel, becoming the most viewed video on its channel. It’s no secret that Gears...

By Riley Little on 21 April 2016
HBO Now is Finally on Xbox One

HBO Now is Finally on Xbox One

Just in time for the season six premiere of the mega-hit cable TV show Game of Thrones, the standalone streaming app HBO Now is finally available on Xbox One. When the HBO Now app launched last year,...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 April 2016
Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

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

By Dalton Cooper on 15 April 2016
Quantum Break Dev's Future Games Could Have Multiplayer

Quantum Break Dev's Future Games Could Have Multiplayer

As Quantum Break garners positive feedback, Remedy Entertainment Creative Director Sam Lake talks about adding multiplayer in the studio’s next title. Now that gamers have had a chance to g...

By John Jacques on 02 April 2016
Quantum Break's Soundtrack is Getting Vinyl Release

Quantum Break's Soundtrack is Getting Vinyl Release

Music fans invested in Remedy Entertainment’s new title Quantum Break may be happy to hear that they can now pre-order the game’s soundtrack on vinyl. Fans of Remedy Entertainment’s new sto...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 29 March 2016
Tomb Raider Reboot Will Inspire New Movie

Tomb Raider Reboot Will Inspire New Movie

Tomb Raider film director Roar Uthaug discusses the Tomb Raider game reboot, and how he intends to incorporate Lara Croft’s characte...

By Sarah Fields on 28 February 2016
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 re...

By Sarah Fields on 19 February 2016
Crackdown 3 Destruction Restricted To Multiplayer Only

Crackdown 3 Destruction Restricted To Multiplayer Only

It’s been five long years since Xbox fans have seen a new entry in the action-packed Crackdown franchise. After revealing a CG trailer last year at E3 for the next entry in the franchise, Microsoft...

By Derek Nichols on 31 January 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Microsoft reports Square Enix’s and Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider selling over 1 million copies since its release for the Xbox One on November 10 last year. According to a recen...

By Kyle Sledge on 27 December 2015
Top 10 Halo Multiplayer Maps of All Time

Top 10 Halo Multiplayer Maps of All Time

With the release of Halo 5: Guardians today, many are ready to take a leap forward into the future of the franchise, where Master Chief’s adventures will continue on the Xbox One. And while...

By Boston Blake on 09 October 2015
Halo The Master Chief Collection Action Sack Playlist

Halo The Master Chief Collection Action Sack Playlist

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is approaching its first birthday this November, and developer 343 Industries is evidently keen on keeping gameplay as fresh as can be for the remastered...

By John Jacques on 07 October 2015
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 23 September 2015
Halo 5 Campaign Double That of Halo 4's

Halo 5 Campaign Double That of Halo 4's

It won’t be much longer now before gamers are once again suiting up as the Master Chief for a brand new, first-person adventure in Halo 5: Guardians. The game is being toted as Microsoft’...

By Riley Little on 11 September 2015
Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Microsoft releases a list of console exclusive games coming to Xbox in 2016, including Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Quantum Break, and more.

By Dalton Cooper on 20 August 2015
Xbox One New IP in 2016

Xbox One New IP in 2016

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

By Dalton Cooper on 20 August 2015
ReCore Trailer

ReCore Trailer

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

By Dalton Cooper on 20 August 2015
New Games for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

New Games for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

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

By Rob Gordon on 20 August 2015
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During their E3 2015 press conference, Microsoft reveals a video montage of numerous upcoming [email protected] games coming to the Xbox One in 2015 and beyond.

By Dalton Cooper on 18 August 2015

Free Xbox One Controllers at PAX 2015

Free Xbox One Controllers at PAX 2015

There’s two things that are always a certainty at large gaming conventions: there’s going to be big gaming booths, and there will be a plethora of swag and collectible items. To celebrate PAX Prime...

By John Jacques on 17 August 2015
Game With Gold for April 2015

Game With Gold for April 2015

March 2015 is coming to a end, meaning it’s time for Microsoft to reveal the six free games coming as part of Games With Gold, including ‘Gears of War: Judgement,’ ‘Terraria’ and ‘Child of Light.’

By Kyree Leary on 13 August 2015
10 Games Created from Failed Projects

10 Games Created from Failed Projects

Video game projects can change majorly over the course of development. Here is our rundown of 10 games that started out life as something very different.

By Rob Gordon on 12 August 2015
Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

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

By John Jacques on 15 April 2015
Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

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

By Derek Nichols on 06 April 2015
Crackdown 3 Coming Summer 2016

Crackdown 3 Coming Summer 2016

Director Dave Jones gives Crackdown 3 a summer, 2016 release date – and confirms that those ‘100% destructable environments’ will only work if players are online.

By Christopher Gates on 06 April 2015
First Crackdown Footage Set for Gamescom

First Crackdown Footage Set for Gamescom

Xbox head Phil Spencer has tweeted confirmation that our first look at Crackdown gameplay will come during Microsoft’s Gamescom conference on August 4.

By Brad Jones on 06 April 2015
Halo Wars 2 Trailer

Halo Wars 2 Trailer

On Xbox 360, Microsoft and Ensemble Studios released a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe called Halo Wars. The game was a success and the first time the series diverged from its signa...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 February 2015
Crackdown, Scalebound Skipping E3 2015

Crackdown, Scalebound Skipping E3 2015

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

By John Jacques on 31 January 2015
Xbox Head Won't Confirm 'Crackdown 3' E3 Appearance

Xbox Head Won't Confirm 'Crackdown 3' E3 Appearance

It won’t be long now until E3 2015 is underway and gamers the world over are treated to a hodgepodge of new content to salivate over. While the allure of blockbuster game reveals is somet...

By Riley Little on 31 January 2015
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Zanzibar Map Confirmed

Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Zanzibar Map Confirmed

For the last month or so 343 Industries has been slowly releasing details for their upcoming single-disc release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Granted, there had been rumors of the...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 October 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection Mjolnir Edition Sold Out

Halo: Master Chief Collection Mjolnir Edition Sold Out

Later this year, Halo fans around the world will have the chance to re-experience (or experience for the first time) the Master Chief saga in all its glory. Halo: The Master Chief Collect...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 October 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection Launch Issues

Halo: Master Chief Collection Launch Issues

It’s a shame that things have become like this, but long gone are the days that a person could simply pop in a game disc, install the game and, maybe, one update, then be on their merry way to spend...

By Kyree Leary on 08 October 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection Gets PC Maps

Halo: Master Chief Collection Gets PC Maps

Halo: Master Chief Collection has long been touted as a comprehensive gathering of all of Spartan John-117’s adventures to date, and a new blog post from 343 Industries confirms that the...

By Brad Jones on 07 October 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection Has 20GB Update

Halo: Master Chief Collection Has 20GB Update

Eager Halo fans that have been waiting for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection only have a short month wait ahead of them, but even when the game is finally in their possession, they’ll...

By Kyree Leary on 06 October 2014
Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

At E3 2014, developer 343 Industries revealed that the next chapter of Master Chief’s journey would begin later this fall with the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a single-disc compila...

By Anthony Taormina on 05 October 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection (Launch)

Halo: Master Chief Collection (Launch)

There’s little chance that anyone familiar with the Halo name has yet to hear about Microsoft and 343 Industries‘ celebration of the the ten year anniversary of Halo 2‘s initial launch. Luckily fans...

By Andrew Dyce on 11 September 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection Adds Spartan Ops Mode

Halo: Master Chief Collection Adds Spartan Ops Mode

In the ongoing saga that is Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries has put out another patch for the game that hopes to improve certain aspects that are still less than favorab...

By Kyree Leary on 11 September 2014
The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The nominations for the first ever edition of ‘The Game Awards’ have been unveiled, including YouTube celebs and eSports players.

By Rob Keyes on 13 August 2014
'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' Multiplayer Patch Delayed

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' Multiplayer Patch Delayed

Even the most ardent Halo fan would be forced to admit that the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection has not gone as expected. Although the recent Halo anthology, formed of the first 4 games...

By Rob Gordon on 26 May 2014
Ruffian Wants To Make 'Crackdown 3'

Ruffian Wants To Make 'Crackdown 3'

In the history of Xbox exclusives, not many franchises stand above Crackdown in terms of popularity and desire for sequels. It’s a series made up of two games which put players right in t...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 November 2013
Peggle 2

Peggle 2

Read our ‘Peggle 2’ review to find out if the (current) Xbox One exclusive recaptures the original’s addictive magic while evolving a fairly simple concept.

By Anthony Taormina on 21 August 2013
2013 Canadian Videogame Awards: Finalists Revealed

2013 Canadian Videogame Awards: Finalists Revealed

‘Mark of the Ninja’ leads the 2013 Canadian Videogame Awards finalists along with Assassin’s Creed 3, Far Cry 3, Mass Effect 3, MechWarrior Online, Sleeping Dogs and more!

By Rob Keyes on 12 August 2013
2013 Canadian Videogame Awards: Winners & Thoughts

2013 Canadian Videogame Awards: Winners & Thoughts

‘Far Cry 3’ takes home the most wins at the 2013 Canadian Video Game Awards. See the full winners lists and some thoughts here.

By Rob Keyes on 12 August 2013
Pikmin 3 & NHL 14

Pikmin 3 & NHL 14

With Comic-Con 2013 coming to San Diego next week, it’s time to play catch-up on a few key news items from the last few weeks before the epic pop culture implosion. This week’s wrap up covers the P...

By Rob Keyes on 23 June 2013
News Wrap Up: Cliffy B’s New Game, A New LEGO Game & More!

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

‘Skylanders’ & Video Games Live success; ARMA 3 & Payday 2 launches; ‘Watch Dogs’ & ‘Killer Instinct’ updates; Cliffy B’s next game & more video game news!

By Rob Keyes on 27 April 2013
‘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 17 August 2012
15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

Even with the PlayStation Vita less than two weeks away and the floodgates of Mass Effect 3 news inbound, it’s hard to forget (or stop playing) the games of 2011, one of the best years for indie an...

By Rob Keyes on 26 May 2012
The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

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

By Rob Keyes on 20 May 2012
‘Halo: Anniversary’ Multiplayer Maps; ‘Halo: Reach’ Gets Controversial Update

‘Halo: Anniversary’ Multiplayer Maps; ‘Halo: Reach’ Gets Controversial Update

PAX Prime got off with a Spartan Laser to the face last night – during the inaugural kickoff of Halo Fest. There was a heap of news and info out of Seattle from franchise holder 343 Industries: news...

By William Case on 18 February 2012
Win 'Halo: The Art of Building Worlds'

Win 'Halo: The Art of Building Worlds'

It’s an exciting time for gamers and Halo fans especially. Not only has an enormous pile of high profile, high quality games released over the last few weeks, but it has done so right befor...

By Rob Keyes on 16 February 2012
‘Forza 4’ Celebrates Launch with $20 Million Car Show

‘Forza 4’ Celebrates Launch with $20 Million Car Show

Forza Motorsport 4 raced to consoles a few days ago, tearing up virtual tracks all around the world. It’s been the top dog for Xbox 360 racing titles for a while now, and certainly impresse...

By John Jacques on 31 January 2012
Forza Motorsport 4

Forza Motorsport 4

One week in advance of its retail debut, a new live-action short film for Forza Motorsport 4 has been released. The film takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the plight of the modern automotiv...

By Jeff Schille on 31 January 2012
Weekly Video Game News Roundup: April 7th

Weekly Video Game News Roundup: April 7th

Nine more stories line up on the docket for this week’s video game news roundup. We’ve got the rundown on Valve’s potential Linux plans, an ambiguity-addled tweet from Robert Bowling, Cry...

By Brian Sipple on 31 January 2012
Forza 4 (Hyundai Veloster Pack)

Forza 4 (Hyundai Veloster Pack)

There are few things that we love as much as free downloadable content for successful games, and Forza Motorsport 4 is working with Hyundai to make that happen. The Hyundai Veloster Bonus P...

By Andrew Dyce on 31 January 2012
Turn 10 Announces Spinoff ‘Forza Horizon’

Turn 10 Announces Spinoff ‘Forza Horizon’

When Forza Motorsport 4 released last fall to a cheery reception (read our review), it burnt the rubber off of a two year wait from it’s predecessor, Forza Motorsport 3. Doubtless, the bi...

By Brian Sipple on 30 January 2012
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 qual...

By Anthony Taormina on 17 January 2012
‘Shadow Complex 2’ Designed, Not Coming Any Time Soon

‘Shadow Complex 2’ Designed, Not Coming Any Time Soon

Cliff Bleszinski revealed that ‘Shadow Complex 2’ has been ‘designed,’ but with ChAIR Entertainment working on ‘Infinity Blade,’ it will be some time until it’s finished.

By Anthony Taormina on 21 August 2011
Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

With so many high profile video games releasing this year, what should you look forward to seeing in 2012? Read on to find out our 25 most anticipated games of the year.

By Rob Keyes on 15 August 2011
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

What video games stood out from the rest in 2011? Check out the official nominations for the 2011 Game Rant Video Game Awards to find out!

By Rob Keyes on 11 August 2011
Torchlight XBLA

Torchlight XBLA

Does Runic Games’ popular PC dungeon crawler ‘Torchlight’ successfully make the transition to a console experience? Read our review to find out.

By Anthony Taormina on 10 August 2011
Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade is right around the corner, and we have your complete release schedule complete with price points for titles like ‘Bastion’ and ‘From Dust.’

By Anthony Taormina on 06 May 2011
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 d...

By Steve Pendlebury on 27 February 2011
‘Halo: Reach’ Defiant Map Pack Available March 15

‘Halo: Reach’ Defiant Map Pack Available March 15

It is no secret that it was coming. A lot of the details about its release were even previously confirmed too. There was even an earlier trailer showing it off. It, is the Halo: Reach Def...

By Christian Spicer on 22 February 2011
Hydro Thunder Hurricane

Hydro Thunder Hurricane

Hydro Thunder Hurricane is the sequel to Midway’s landmark arcade racing game Hydro Thunder.  As the second of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade 2010 games, a lot is expected of Hurricane, and...

By Jeff Schille on 06 September 2010
Game Rant’s 2010 Video Game Award Winners

Game Rant’s 2010 Video Game Award Winners

The winners have been announced for the 2010 Game Rant Video Game Awards. Read on to find out our 2010 game of the year!

By Rob Keyes on 18 August 2010
Prices and Dates Announced for XBLA House Party Games

Prices and Dates Announced for XBLA House Party Games

With games priced at either 800 or 1200 MS Points, Microsoft’s XBLA House Party offers titles like ‘Torchlight,’ and the HD version of ‘Beyond Good and Evil.’

By Anthony Taormina on 10 August 2010
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....

By Riley Little on 14 January 2010