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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 25 May 2018
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 in Saints Row 4, and often talking about games on social media. T...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 May 2018
Crackdown 3 Announced by Terry Crews

Crackdown 3 Announced by Terry Crews

Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference came with fresh Crackdown 3 gameplay. It also came with a surprise cameo from Brooklyn Nine-Nine star (and PC gaming enthusiast) Terry Crews. The new Crackdown 3...

By Jasmine Henry on 25 May 2018
Crackdown 3 Delayed to 2018 to Ensure Quality

Crackdown 3 Delayed to 2018 to Ensure Quality

After its surprise reveal back at E3 2014, the road to release has been a bumpy one for Crackdown 3.  The complex project has no doubt continued to evolve since its initial reveal, with some report...

By Derek Nichols on 25 May 2018
State of Decay 2 Features Three Maps, More Possible

State of Decay 2 Features Three Maps, More Possible

With State of Decay 2 set to release later this year, developer Undead Labs has taken to the game’s blog to share details about the upcoming zombie survival title. The latest post describes the dev...

By Boston Blake on 25 May 2018
State of Decay 2 Gameplay Revealed at Xbox E3

State of Decay 2 Gameplay Revealed at Xbox E3

State of Decay 2 got a new gameplay trailer at the Xbox E3 2017 press conference, showing off more of the zombie action that fans of the original will be familiar with. That is, State of Decay 2 lo...

By Weston Albert on 25 May 2018
Sea of Thieves to Charge Players

Sea of Thieves to Charge Players "Gold" For Dying [UPDATE]

[Update 2: Rare, the developer of Sea of Thieves has now decided to do away with the “Death Cost” idea (click link for details).] [Update 1: Rare has clarified its Death Costs statement in Sea of T...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 24 May 2018
Pokemon Company Shuts Down Minecraft Mod Pixelmon

Pokemon Company Shuts Down Minecraft Mod Pixelmon

The Pokemon-themed mod for Minecraft known as Pixelmon is shutting down, revealing that The Pokemon Company issued a “request” that they end development. Pixelmon attempts to recreate Pokemon on to...

By Rory Young on 24 May 2018
EA Access Vault New Additions

EA Access Vault New Additions

EA Access launched last year promising to give fans all sorts of bonuses such as early access to unreleased games along with discounts on popular titles and even some free access to titles in EA’s ba...

By Derek Nichols on 24 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Balances Weapon Damage in Latest Update

Sea of Thieves Balances Weapon Damage in Latest Update

The latest Sea of Thieves update, available now, balances damage dealt by two weapons and includes a host of improvements to the game’s quality of life. The platform-wide update addresses various b...

By Jordan Gerblick on 24 May 2018
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Could Remove the Red Zone

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Could Remove the Red Zone

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a number of defining characteristics that help it stand apart from its chief competition, Fortnite. One feature in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that’s not present...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 May 2018
Microsoft in Talks With Sony On Crossplay

Microsoft in Talks With Sony On Crossplay

Sony has come under fire in recent months for its refusal to to allow cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One. Although PC and PS4 cross-play is permitted, the company seems to be blocking PS4 and Xbox...

By Jasmine Henry on 24 May 2018
PUBG Suspends Personal Item Trading

PUBG Suspends Personal Item Trading

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is putting a temporary stop to personal item trading, citing instances of players selling items via third party sites. The market trade function will remain active dur...

By Jordan Gerblick on 24 May 2018
Xbox Game Pass Removing 21 Games from Its Library

Xbox Game Pass Removing 21 Games from Its Library

Xbox Live Game Pass has often been compared to subscription-based services such as Netflix as it provides subscription holders with access to a large game library for a small fee. However, as with...

By Gabriella Ferreira on 24 May 2018
PS Twitter Makes Fun of Xbox Adaptive Controller?

PS Twitter Makes Fun of Xbox Adaptive Controller?

A couple of days ago, Microsoft officially announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which is designed to help individuals with disabilities play video games. Since its announcement, the Xbox Adapti...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 May 2018
Win A Game of Thrones Themed Xbox One In This Giveaway

Win A Game of Thrones Themed Xbox One In This Giveaway

Gamers now have a chance to win an exclusive Game of Thrones themed Xbox One console and controller bundle thanks to a Twitter giveaway by Xbox France. Xbox France is hosting a phenomenal Xbox One...

By John Jacques on 23 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Getting Private Crews in Next Update

Sea of Thieves Getting Private Crews in Next Update

In a developer update today, it was confirmed that Sea of Thieves will be adding a private crew option in an update dropping next week. After giving an explanation for delaying this week’s update,...

By Jordan Gerblick on 23 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Update Adds Support for Closed Crews

Sea of Thieves Update Adds Support for Closed Crews

Rare, developer behind Sea of Thieves recently detailed that a new update coming to the game would be adding the option for closed crews. It now seems fans won’t have to wait any longer to check ou...

By A.J. Plautz on 23 May 2018
PUBG Adds Fever and Militia Crates

PUBG Adds Fever and Militia Crates

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

By Rory Young on 22 May 2018
GameStop's Black Friday Ad Includes Cheap PS4

GameStop's Black Friday Ad Includes Cheap PS4

GameStop reveals its 2016 Black Friday ad, which includes discounts on popular games like Battlefield 1 and Overwatch, as well as a tempting PS4 Slim deal. With Black Friday just over a week away,...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 May 2018
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 cross-platform update was announced at E3 2017 and would allow pla...

By Jasmine Henry on 22 May 2018
PUBG Adding Armored Vehicle for Upcoming Event Mode

PUBG Adding Armored Vehicle for Upcoming Event Mode

A couple days ago, the PC-exclusive War mode that pitted three 10-man squads against each other in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds came to an end. Understandably, fans of the multiplayer online battl...

By Joshua Duckworth on 22 May 2018
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 Nintendo Switch. Now an update for the block-building title has been r...

By Brad Jones on 22 May 2018
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 update introduces cross-platform play to the PC, mobile, Xbox, and Ni...

By Jasmine Henry on 22 May 2018
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 22 May 2018
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 21 May 2018
Bringing Minecraft Cross-Play to PS4 Depends on Sony

Bringing Minecraft Cross-Play to PS4 Depends on Sony

Minecraft‘s Better Together update, which unites all supported platforms with one cross-play enabled version of the game, is rolling out in beta form as we speak. PC and Android betas have already...

By Rory Young on 21 May 2018
Minecraft Boss Promoted to Lead Microsoft's Studios

Minecraft Boss Promoted to Lead Microsoft's Studios

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

By Rory Young on 21 May 2018
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 the major players of the industry with regards to cross play. Afte...

By Rob Gordon on 21 May 2018
Minecraft for Switch Gets Cross-Play

Minecraft for Switch Gets Cross-Play

Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch received glowing reviews all around. However, while everyone else gets to play with friends regardless of console choice, Switch players are limited to interacting...

By Jordan Gerblick on 21 May 2018
Microsoft Reveals the Xbox One Adaptive Controller

Microsoft Reveals the Xbox One Adaptive Controller

Several days ago, an image depicting a controller created for more accessibility on Xbox One leaked online, with the peripheral displaying a uniquely designed rectangular shape with the official Xb...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Adds New Cosmetics, Anniversary Gift

Sea of Thieves Adds New Cosmetics, Anniversary Gift

Sea of Thieves has been through rough waters since its release, but has since been updating and patching the game to iron out some issues. A recent patch even added new ship customization options a...

By A.J. Plautz on 18 May 2018
EA Reveals PS4 Outsold Xbox One By More Than Double

EA Reveals PS4 Outsold Xbox One By More Than Double

Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed why it hasn’t revealed an update on the sales performance of the Xbox One since 2015, citing that the company shifted its focus away from sales performance to...

By Joshua Duckworth on 17 May 2018
Sea of Thieves Already Has a Hacking Problem

Sea of Thieves Already Has a Hacking Problem

Action adventure pirate game Sea of Thieves has finally been released on Xbox One and Windows PC, and players are enjoying taking to the high seas, battling other players, searching for loot and fi...

By Jasmine Henry on 17 May 2018
New Concept Art from State of Decay 2

New Concept Art from State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2 developer Undead Labs has released a new piece of concept art from the upcoming sequel. The artwork is a slight variation of imagery that we saw in the game’s reveal trailer at E3...

By Brad Jones on 16 May 2018
State of Decay 2 Releases 25 Minutes of Co-Op Gameplay

State of Decay 2 Releases 25 Minutes of Co-Op Gameplay

Just yesterday, Microsoft Studios and Undead Lab officially revealed the release date and price point for the forthcoming survival title, State of Decay 2, while also giving PC and Xbox One fans lo...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 May 2018
Sony Isn't Letting PS4 Gamers Play With Other Consoles

Sony Isn't Letting PS4 Gamers Play With Other Consoles

At E3, Microsoft highlighted cross-platform play for Minecraft, enabling players on Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, VR, and mobile to play together. Rocket League is another major game that has cros...

By Mark Knapp on 09 May 2018
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 09 May 2018
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 09 May 2018
Rumor: New Battletoads Game in Development

Rumor: New Battletoads Game in Development

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has teased that a new Battletoads game is in development ever since he appeared on stage wearing a shirt with the franchise’s logo. No announcements have been made in the...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 May 2018
Sea of Thieves is Having A Lot of Issues

Sea of Thieves is Having A Lot of Issues

As one of the biggest Microsoft exclusives of 2018 and serving as a big push for Xbox Game Pass, there is a lot riding on Sea of Thieves. Unfortunately, the game’s launch has not been a smooth one,...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 May 2018
Pachter: Console Exclusives Don't Matter Like Before

Pachter: Console Exclusives Don't Matter Like Before

This year, all three major gaming companies (Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft) will be releasing exclusive games in an effort to encourage people to play games on their platforms. The PS4’s biggest ex...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 May 2018
Xbox Will Not Make Own Battle Royale Game

Xbox Will Not Make Own Battle Royale Game

In the wake of Fortnite’s impressive popularity, many developers are trying to emulate the game’s achievements in the battle royale genre, although Xbox boss Phil Spencer does not count himself amo...

By James Lynch on 01 May 2018
Xbox Heads Congratulate Sony For God Of War Success

Xbox Heads Congratulate Sony For God Of War Success

While fans are still a week away from getting their hands on God Of War, reviews are already flooding in online and they have been almost universally positive. Combing amazing visuals and gameplay...

By Benjamin Lister on 28 April 2018
5 PUBG Mobile Features That Should Be in the Main Game

5 PUBG Mobile Features That Should Be in the Main Game

Not long after its main competitor Fortnite came to iOS devices, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds released a mobile version as well. Available to both iOS and Android users and requiring no special in...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 April 2018
Microsoft Accused of Patent Infringement

Microsoft Accused of Patent Infringement

Things for Microsoft and its Xbox brand have been holding steady in the console market and there is even recent speculation that we could see the next Xbox within 3 years. It seems that Microsoft m...

By A.J. Plautz on 25 April 2018
E3: Xbox One Has Unannounced Games Coming in 2018

E3: Xbox One Has Unannounced Games Coming in 2018

A lot of information has been coming out regarding the Xbox recently, with a job posting suggesting Microsoft is working on an Xbox One successor. It now seems Xbox One owners will have even more t...

By A.J. Plautz on 25 April 2018
Next Xbox Console in the Works, Suggests Job Listing

Next Xbox Console in the Works, Suggests Job Listing

The current console generation is almost 5 years in, which has many speculating when next generation consoles will be coming. With current rumors of the PlayStation 5 being in development, it was o...

By A.J. Plautz on 25 April 2018
Xbox Avatar Customization Menu Leaks

Xbox Avatar Customization Menu Leaks

Xbox Avatars were popular at a time when the Xbox 360 needed to compete with Wii and its Miis. Over time, Avatars have dwindled in popularity and taken a step back on Microsoft’s list of priorities...

By Andres Cortez on 25 April 2018
Sea of Thieves Trailer: Ship, Character Customization

Sea of Thieves Trailer: Ship, Character Customization

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

By Janine Engelbrecht on 22 April 2018
Rumor: Huge Xbox One Game Announcements Coming in 2018

Rumor: Huge Xbox One Game Announcements Coming in 2018

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

By Dalton Cooper on 22 April 2018
Crackdown 3 Promises Exciting News Later This Month

Crackdown 3 Promises Exciting News Later This Month

E3 may have reached its conclusion, but that doesn’t mean that gamers will have to wait months to hear more about the long-awaited Crackdown 3, as further information will reportedly be dropping la...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 22 April 2018
Terry Crews Was Almost Too Big For Crackdown 3

Terry Crews Was Almost Too Big For Crackdown 3

During this year’s annual Comic-Con in San Diego, Microsoft treated panel attendees to an exclusive first look at actor Terry Crews’ character in Crackdown 3, the upcoming open world action-adventu...

By AJ Caulfield on 21 April 2018
Halo Developer Hiring for 4K 60FPS Game

Halo Developer Hiring for 4K 60FPS Game

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

By Dalton Cooper on 18 April 2018
Women Devs Earn Less Than Men at Rockstar's UK Studio

Women Devs Earn Less Than Men at Rockstar's UK Studio

With gender biases in the video game industry becoming a more prevalent issue in the twenty-first century, big companies, including video game companies, in the UK are required to provide the gover...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 07 April 2018
Xbox Head Wants Fortnite Crossplay Between Xbox and PS4

Xbox Head Wants Fortnite Crossplay Between Xbox and PS4

As Fortnite continues to surpass expectations and even challenge the once thought to be untouchable PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, developers and fans have started to rally around the idea of cross...

By Derek Nichols on 04 April 2018
Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Later

Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Later

Sea of Thieves, the forthcoming Microsoft exclusive, is being pitched as a games as a service-style game. Publisher Microsoft sees it as the sort of game that players will want to keep coming back...

By Jasmine Henry on 04 April 2018
Sea of Thieves Gets Awesome Custom Controller

Sea of Thieves Gets Awesome Custom Controller

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

By Joshua Duckworth on 04 April 2018
Why Sea of Thieves Ship Crews Only Support 4 Players

Why Sea of Thieves Ship Crews Only Support 4 Players

After a lengthy absence, Rare is back and nearing completion of its latest game called Sea of Thieves. This open world multiplayer title lets players live out their pirate fantasies by looking for...

By Derek Nichols on 01 April 2018
State of Decay 2 CE Doesn't Come with the Game

State of Decay 2 CE Doesn't Come with the Game

Microsoft announces a Collector’s Edition for the upcoming State of Decay 2 that comes with a variety of unique items, but doesn’t include the actual game.

By Dalton Cooper on 25 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Beta Preventing Many from Playing

Sea of Thieves Beta Preventing Many from Playing

The Sea of Thieves closed beta is now live for anyone who pre-ordered the game or participated in the closed alpha test, but unfortunately some players are reporting difficulty signing on to play....

By Patrick Kirk on 23 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Beta is Live Again, Gets Extended

Sea of Thieves Beta is Live Again, Gets Extended

The Sea of Thieves closed beta set sail yesterday, but intermittent server issues prevented some early-bird pirates from joining in on the action. Today, Rare took down the beta for a short time wh...

By John Jacques on 23 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Beta Begins Later This Month

Sea of Thieves Beta Begins Later This Month

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

By Dalton Cooper on 20 March 2018
Sea of Thieves Leak Reveals A Massive Water Creature

Sea of Thieves Leak Reveals A Massive Water Creature

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

By Derek Nichols on 20 March 2018
Sony Refused to Be Part of Minecraft Cross-Play Update

Sony Refused to Be Part of Minecraft Cross-Play Update

At the Microsoft E3 2017 press conference, the company announced an upcoming Minecraft cross-platform update. The update would allow Minecraft players on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, VR,...

By Jasmine Henry on 11 March 2018
'Inside Xbox' Official Monthly News Program Announced

'Inside Xbox' Official Monthly News Program Announced

Since the rough launch of its current generation console, the Xbox One, Microsoft and Xbox have been slowly rebuilding the relationship with its audience and for the most part have been rather succ...

By Benjamin Lister on 08 March 2018
Xbox One Spring Update Releasing to Insiders

Xbox One Spring Update Releasing to Insiders

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

By Janine Engelbrecht on 06 March 2018
PUBG Hack Makes Players Immune to Circle Damage

PUBG Hack Makes Players Immune to Circle Damage

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

By Dalton Cooper on 06 March 2018
PUBG's Latest Xbox One Update Has A Helpful Glitch

PUBG's Latest Xbox One Update Has A Helpful Glitch

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

By Dalton Cooper on 06 March 2018
PUBG Xbox One Update Gets Rid of Starting Area

PUBG Xbox One Update Gets Rid of Starting Area

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players on Xbox One will likely have noticed a sizable update that was released for the game yesterday, and may be wondering exactly what that update does. Among other...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 March 2018
State of Decay 2 Releases New Environment Screenshots

State of Decay 2 Releases New Environment Screenshots

New screenshots were revealed for State of Decay 2, showing some of the environments players will try survive in for the upcoming open world zombie survival game.

By A.J. Plautz on 25 February 2018
State of Decay 2 Won't Feature Microtransactions

State of Decay 2 Won't Feature Microtransactions

During a livestream with Undead Labs, it was revealed that State of Decay 2 won’t feature microtransactions at launch, though it is a possibility down the road.

By Joshua Duckworth on 25 February 2018
 Crackdown 3 Trailer Introduces Terry Crews Character

Crackdown 3 Trailer Introduces Terry Crews Character

An all new trailer from San Diego Comic Con shows what Terry Crews will look like in Crackdown 3, or at least what Terry Crews will look like in cutscenes.

By Rory Young on 25 July 2017
State of Decay 2 News Coming at E3 2017

State of Decay 2 News Coming at E3 2017

Undead Labs announces to fans that they can see more gameplay of State of Decay 2 at E3 2017 in June, as well as learn the game’s release date and platforms.

By Dalton Cooper on 25 May 2017
State of Decay 2 Trailer

State of Decay 2 Trailer

Microsoft and Undead Labs announce State of Decay 2 with a blood-soaked and zombie-filled trailer that places a heavy emphasis on co-operative multiplayer mayhem.

By John Jacques on 25 May 2016