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Rumor: Huge Xbox One Game Announcements Coming in 2018

Rumor: Huge Xbox One Game Announcements Coming in 2018

report this adLeading 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 accurat...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 November 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 19 November 2018
State of Decay 2 Features Three Maps, More Possible

State of Decay 2 Features Three Maps, More Possible

report this adWith 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 survi...

By Boston Blake on 19 November 2018
State of Decay 2 Gameplay Revealed at Xbox E3

State of Decay 2 Gameplay Revealed at Xbox E3

report this adState 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...

By Weston Albert on 19 November 2018
State of Decay 2 Releases New Environment Screenshots

State of Decay 2 Releases New Environment Screenshots

report this adMicrosoft’s exclusive title, State of Decay 2, the upcoming open world zombie survival game and follow-up to 2011’s State of Decay, released a pair of ne...

By A.J. Plautz on 19 November 2018
Crackdown 3 Makes Terry Crews a Playable Character

Crackdown 3 Makes Terry Crews a Playable Character

report this adTerry 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...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 November 2018
State of Decay 2 Won't Feature Microtransactions

State of Decay 2 Won't Feature Microtransactions

report this adSome gamers may think that zombies are overplayed, but State of Decay seems to have brought a fresh perspective to the genre. For that reason, its upcomi...

By Joshua Duckworth on 18 November 2018
 Crackdown 3 Trailer Introduces Terry Crews Character

Crackdown 3 Trailer Introduces Terry Crews Character

report this adTerry Crews‘ role in Crackdown 3 was officially announced during the Xbox @ E3 live show, where Crews starred in a live-action video. But Crews’ characte...

By Rory Young on 18 November 2018
State of Decay 2 Review

State of Decay 2 Review

report this adThe first State of Decay game was rough around the edges, but managed to attract a loyal following nevertheless. It’s clear that the concept had a lot of...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 November 2018
State of Decay 2 CE Doesn't Come with the Game

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

report this adEarlier today, Microsoft announced a Collector’s Edition for State of Decay 2 that will retail for $69.99. The State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition will...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 November 2018
Sea of Thieves Balances Weapon Damage in Latest Update

Sea of Thieves Balances Weapon Damage in Latest Update

report this adThe 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....

By Jordan Gerblick on 17 November 2018
Sea of Thieves Considering Battle Royale Inspired Content

Sea of Thieves Considering Battle Royale Inspired Content

report this adRare has turned the successful launch of Sea of Thieves into an active post-launch, releasing its first major content update The Hungering Deep and start...

By Rory Young on 17 November 2018
Banjo-Kazooie Anniversary Sea of Thieves Event

Banjo-Kazooie Anniversary Sea of Thieves Event

Fans of Rare are excitedly awaiting the anniversary of what might be the studio’s most iconic franch...

By Rory Young on 17 November 2018
Sea of Thieves 'Hungering Deep' Release Notes

Sea of Thieves 'Hungering Deep' Release Notes

report this adThe first major content update for Sea of Thieves is now available, as Rare has unleashed The Hungering Deep within the open world pirate game. The serve...

By Rory Young on 17 November 2018
Sea of Thieves Getting Private Crews in Next Update

Sea of Thieves Getting Private Crews in Next Update

report this adIn 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 e...

By Jordan Gerblick on 17 November 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 in...

By Derek Nichols on 17 November 2018
Sea of Thieves Update Adds Support for Closed Crews

Sea of Thieves Update Adds Support for Closed Crews

report this adRare, 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 fa...

By A.J. Plautz on 17 November 2018
Terry Crews Was Almost Too Big For Crackdown 3

Terry Crews Was Almost Too Big For Crackdown 3

report this adDuring this year’s annual Comic-Con in San Diego, Microsoft treated panel attendees to an exclusive first look at actor Terry Crews’ character in Crackdo...

By AJ Caulfield on 17 November 2018
Crackdown 3 Gameplay Footage Shows Free Roaming & More

Crackdown 3 Gameplay Footage Shows Free Roaming & More

report this adWhile 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 informatio...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 November 2018
Crackdown 3 Promises Exciting News Later This Month

Crackdown 3 Promises Exciting News Later This Month

report this adE3 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 furthe...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 17 November 2018
Crackdown Creator No Longer Working on Crackdown 3

Crackdown Creator No Longer Working on Crackdown 3

report this adThere’s no denying that things have been uncertain for Crackdown 3‘s development cycle since its reveal back in 2014, but it was finally announced to be...

By A.J. Plautz on 17 November 2018
Why Crackdown 3 Was Delayed to 2019

Why Crackdown 3 Was Delayed to 2019

About a couple of months ago, Microsoft officially confirmed that the forthcoming open world shooter Crackdown 3 would see its release date change to February 2019, ma...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 November 2018
Phil Spencer: Crackdown 3 is Making 'Good Progress'

Phil Spencer: Crackdown 3 is Making 'Good Progress'

report this adTo talk about Crackdown 3 now usually brings with it the baggage of multiple delays, and mentions of lackluster preview showings from media. While the Xb...

By Christopher Schummer on 17 November 2018
Win A Game of Thrones Themed Xbox One In This Giveaway

Win A Game of Thrones Themed Xbox One In This Giveaway

report this adGamers 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. X...

By John Jacques on 17 November 2018
Microsoft Acquires Obsidian Entertainment

Microsoft Acquires Obsidian Entertainment

report this adMicrosoft took to the stage in Mexico City for X018 today, announcing plenty of exciting news like a discounted Game Pass and long-awaited console suppor...

By John Jacques on 16 November 2018
PUBG Custom Xbox One Controller Has New Feature

PUBG Custom Xbox One Controller Has New Feature

report this adDuring Microsoft’s Xbox Insider broadcast during gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany, the developers behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds revealed when the...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 November 2018
PUBG Xbox One Achievements Are Glitched

PUBG Xbox One Achievements Are Glitched

report this adA few days ago, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds receive a sizable update on Xbox One that saw it exit early access as a full release. Unfortunately, the fu...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 November 2018
Microsoft Warns of Facial Recognition Dangers

Microsoft Warns of Facial Recognition Dangers

report this adFacial recognition is already making phones, gaming hardware, and software applications more convenient to access and use. Being able to simply look at a...

By Jordan Gerblick on 14 November 2018
Microsoft Reveals Details for Xbox One X018 Live Show

Microsoft Reveals Details for Xbox One X018 Live Show

report this adIt’s going to be a big weekend for Microsoft as the Xbox-centric event known as X018 kicks off in Mexico City. Revealed last month in a new blog post, th...

By Derek Nichols on 13 November 2018
PUBG Reveals Joker and Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Skins

PUBG Reveals Joker and Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Skins

report this adSeveral days ago, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds revealed that it is partnering with DC Comics to introduce a couple of new skins that would allow players...

By Ramon Hara on 12 November 2018
Xbox Game Pass Announces New Games for November 2018

Xbox Game Pass Announces New Games for November 2018

report this adXbox‘s Game Pass service is one of the more interesting subscriptions on the market. It offers an ever-changing list of games and Day One access to the c...

By Cameron Corliss on 05 November 2018
Forza Horizon 4 Review

Forza Horizon 4 Review

report this adThe concept of the Forza Horizon series hasn’t changed much since the original release. Players drive around graphically detailed open worlds, smashing o...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 November 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 confir...

By Brad Jones on 29 October 2018
MS Gives Present to Boy That Gave Up Xbox for Charity

MS Gives Present to Boy That Gave Up Xbox for Charity

report this adBetween 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 s...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 October 2018
Microsoft to 'Restrict' Momo Mod in Minecraft

Microsoft to 'Restrict' Momo Mod in Minecraft

report this adOver the years, there have been various Internet “challenges” that have resulted in serious injury and sometimes even death. The latest “challenge” is ca...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 October 2018
Halo Infinite Won’t Appear at Xbox X0 Event

Halo Infinite Won’t Appear at Xbox X0 Event

report this adEven though Microsoft’s upcoming X018 event is set to both celebrate and promote the future of Xbox gaming, one of the company’s upcoming AAA titles will...

By Christopher Schummer on 24 October 2018
Microsoft Releases Major Xbox One Update

Microsoft Releases Major Xbox One Update

report this adMicrosoft’s October 2018 update for the Xbox One is finally here, and this update is a big one that adds some major new features to the console. This upd...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 18 October 2018
Microsoft's Secretive Game Team Hires Rockstar Game Dev

Microsoft's Secretive Game Team Hires Rockstar Game Dev

report this adAt E3 2018, Microsoft made a splash when it announced that it is now the parent company of five new developers. In addition to existing development teams...

By Jasmine Henry on 17 October 2018
Microsoft Reportedly Nearing Acquisition of Obsidian

Microsoft Reportedly Nearing Acquisition of Obsidian

report this adMicrosoft is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire Obsidian Entertainment, the popular development studio behind games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old...

By Rory Young on 16 October 2018
IW Job Listing Hints at Next-Gen Consoles in 2019?

IW Job Listing Hints at Next-Gen Consoles in 2019?

report this adThe Call of Duty series is developed with a three-year development cycle as with Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch, and Infinity Ward taking it in turns. Next...

By Jasmine Henry on 12 October 2018
Microsoft Announces Project xCloud Streaming Service

Microsoft Announces Project xCloud Streaming Service

Sony already offered its own streaming service called PlayStation Now, while just last week, Google...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 October 2018
Xbox Reacts to PS4 Cross-Play Announcement

Xbox Reacts to PS4 Cross-Play Announcement

report this adEarlier this week, Sony left people stunned by finally supporting PS4 cross-play for Fortnite. Sony had long pushed back against cross-platform gameplay...

By Jasmine Henry on 08 October 2018
‘Gears of War: Judgment’ and ‘God of War: Ascension’ Sales Weak in March

‘Gears of War: Judgment’ and ‘God of War: Ascension’ Sales Weak in March

God of War and Gears of War have a lot in common. Both use GoW as their acronym, both are console...

By Anthony Taormina on 03 October 2018
Minecraft for Switch Gets Resolution Update

Minecraft for Switch Gets Resolution Update

report this adMinecraft 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 up...

By Brad Jones on 30 September 2018
Xbox X0 Event Announced, Game Reveals Teased

Xbox X0 Event Announced, Game Reveals Teased

Microsoft and Xbox had a major presence at both E3 2018 and at gamescom 2018, allowing it to make hu...

By Jasmine Henry on 27 September 2018
Xbox Games With Gold for October 2018 Revealed

Xbox Games With Gold for October 2018 Revealed

Not too long ago, Microsoft decided to announce the new games coming to the Xbox Game Pass next month, which ought to give subscribers a solid selection of titles from...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 September 2018
Xbox Responds to PlayStation Classic Announcement

Xbox Responds to PlayStation Classic Announcement

Earlier, Sony made the surprise announcement of the PlayStation Classic console. The PlayStation Classic is a smaller version of the...

By Jasmine Henry on 22 September 2018
Halo Infinite Will Not Offer Real Money Loot Boxes

Halo Infinite Will Not Offer Real Money Loot Boxes

Microsoft didn’t waste anytime revealing Halo: Infinite to the crowd at E3 2018 as a teaser trailer quickly panned over to a shot of Master Chief looking out over a lush environment, holding his iconi...

By Derek Nichols on 22 September 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 top o...

By Rory Young on 20 September 2018
Bethesda VP Gives Insight On Next-Gen Consoles

Bethesda VP Gives Insight On Next-Gen Consoles

With nearly half a decade under its belt, the current generation of consoles is nearly its conclusion with the endless rumors and con...

By Christopher Schummer on 18 September 2018
PUBG Xbox One Test Server Adds Dynamic Weather

PUBG Xbox One Test Server Adds Dynamic Weather

For months, Bluehole has tested new updates for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds using the game’s test server, starting with the addition of the Miramar desert map. Now the test s...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 September 2018
Sunset Overdrive 2: Insomniac Would 'Love' to Make Game

Sunset Overdrive 2: Insomniac Would 'Love' to Make Game

When Sunset Overdrive launched on the Xbox One back in 2014, the zany open-world exclusive received much praise, earning the title a...

By Christopher Schummer on 15 September 2018
Forza Horizon 4 Demo Available Now

Forza Horizon 4 Demo Available Now

Several months ago, one surprised Forza Horizon 4 pre-orderer received an early download of the game, and then went on to share some...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 September 2018
Halo 5: New Evidence for PC Port Surfaces

Halo 5: New Evidence for PC Port Surfaces

Some strong evidence has just emerged suggesting that Halo 5: Guardians is going to be launching on PC some time in the near future....

By Michael Cottuli on 12 September 2018
Halo: Master Chief Collection Receives Huge Update

Halo: Master Chief Collection Receives Huge Update

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, in preparation for its launch on Xbox Game Pass, has finally received a number of major updates, a...

By Michael Beckwith on 07 September 2018
Rumor: Microsoft to Launch New Xbox Subscription

Rumor: Microsoft to Launch New Xbox Subscription

With the rise and success of internet subscription services like Netflix, more and more industries are beginning to see the model as...

By Cameron Corliss on 31 August 2018
Microsoft Finally Bringing Some Exclusives to Steam

Microsoft Finally Bringing Some Exclusives to Steam

For the longest time, PC gamers interested in trying out Microsoft exclusives like Recore: Definitive Edition who were wary of using...

By A.J. Plautz on 26 August 2018
These Seven Games Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass This Month

These Seven Games Are Leaving Xbox Game Pass This Month

For $10 a month, Xbox One owners can subscribe to Microsoft’s innovative Xbox Game Pass service that grants them access to over 100 Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles. While Xbox Game Pass always has a sign...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 August 2018
Red Dead, God of War Devs Join Microsoft's New Studio

Red Dead, God of War Devs Join Microsoft's New Studio

Microsoft’s The Initiative studio head Darrell Gallagher announces the hiring of six industry veterans previously involved with God of War, Red Dead Redemption, and more.

By Derek Nichols on 19 August 2018
Forza Horizon 4 Getting Halo Warthog Crossover

Forza Horizon 4 Getting Halo Warthog Crossover

About a couple of months ago, one fan who pre-ordered Forza Horizon 4 received an early download of the forthcoming racing simulation...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 August 2018
PUBG Xbox One Update Adds New Vehicle to Miramar

PUBG Xbox One Update Adds New Vehicle to Miramar

While the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds remains far behind its PC counterpart, the developers are still dedicated to adding new content to the game as they build to its full releas...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 August 2018
PUBG Removes Offensive Mask

PUBG Removes Offensive Mask

In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, players can customize their character with a variety of cosmetic items that can be purchased in-gam...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 August 2018
Halo TV Series To Feature Master Chief as Lead

Halo TV Series To Feature Master Chief as Lead

Bringing a franchise as popular and iconic as Halo to the small screen is no easy undertaking. The series has legions of dedicated fans and over a decade of lore to consider. In addition to that, the...

By Denny Connolly on 10 August 2018
New Metro Exodus Trailer Revealed at E3 2018

New Metro Exodus Trailer Revealed at E3 2018

With E3 2018 well underway, fans got a new glimpse at Deep Silver’s upcoming first-person shooter title, Metro Exodus. It was revealed during Microsoft’s E3 press conference and gave much relief to th...

By Joshua Duckworth on 10 August 2018
Xbox Game Pass Adds More New Titles for August 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds More New Titles for August 2018

While this month’s free games for PlayStation Plus will net members of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s online subscription service s...

By Kyle Sledge on 07 August 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 06 August 2018
Forza Motorsport 7 Removing Loot Boxes

Forza Motorsport 7 Removing Loot Boxes

When Forza Motorsport 7 was released last year, the game received significant backlash over its loot system. The racing game allowed...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 August 2018
Rumor: Microsoft Developing Two Next-Gen Xbox Consoles

Rumor: Microsoft Developing Two Next-Gen Xbox Consoles

One of the most surprising moments of E3 2018 was when Phil Spencer mentioned that the next-generation of Xbox consoles were already...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 July 2018
Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Discounts Over 700 Games

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Discounts Over 700 Games

Without a doubt, there have been a slew of major sales this season, such as the Steam Summer Sale to the PlayStation Mid-Year Sale. N...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 July 2018
Amazon Prime Day (UK) Offers Huge Xbox One S Bundle Sale

Amazon Prime Day (UK) Offers Huge Xbox One S Bundle Sale

Gamers on the market for a console upgrade won’t want to pass up this crazy deal on an Xbox One S, a stand, and three games, courtesy of Amazon Prime Day.

By Denny Connolly on 19 July 2018
Halo Dev Makes Destiny Reference in Latest Patch Notes

Halo Dev Makes Destiny Reference in Latest Patch Notes

It has been nearly four years since the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and 343 Industries continues its hard work to deliver post-launch updates for the compendium well after it went li...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 July 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 and...

By A.J. Plautz on 15 July 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 findi...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 July 2018
PUBG Brings Back War Mode with New Rules

PUBG Brings Back War Mode with New Rules

A popular feature in many battle royale games is the limited time mode (LTM) that slightly twists the rules of the game. Now, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ PC Version is bringing back one of its popu...

By Joshua Duckworth on 07 July 2018
Next Xbox Being Made with Input from Japanese Devs

Next Xbox Being Made with Input from Japanese Devs

At Microsoft’s E3 2018 presentation, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer teased that the next generation of Xbox consoles was already in development, but stopped short of providing any concrete details. There’s...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 July 2018
We Happy Few No Longer Banned in Australia

We Happy Few No Longer Banned in Australia

Fans have been looking forward to We Happy Few for years, ever since it was first announced and successfully funded through Kickstarter. However, those in Australia were nearly denied access to the ga...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 July 2018
PUBG Withdraws From Lawsuit Against Fortnite

PUBG Withdraws From Lawsuit Against Fortnite

PUBG Corp.’s lawsuit against Fortnite has come to an end, with neither side quite pulling off a clear Victory Royale. The PUBG develo...

By Chris Glover on 05 July 2018
Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Mod Support To Xbox

Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Mod Support To Xbox

Mods are always a fun way to shake up a game, but have traditionally only been featured on PC, with a few exceptions. Now, however, a new leaked Microsoft presentation seems to assert that the company...

By Cameron Corliss on 03 July 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 ti...

By Kyle Sledge on 28 June 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 vari...

By Brad Jones on 28 June 2018
Forza Horizon 4 Downloads Months Early, Car List Leaks

Forza Horizon 4 Downloads Months Early, Car List Leaks

One surprised Forza Horizon 4 pre-orderer woke up this morning to find that their game was already downloading, months ahead of the o...

By Rory Young on 27 June 2018
The 5 Biggest Surprises of E3 2018

The 5 Biggest Surprises of E3 2018

E3 is always a fun time for gamers, and part of the fun is seeing all of the unexpected announcements that developers kept hidden until the big show. Rumors run wild leading up to E3, so many big s...

By Patrick Kirk on 24 June 2018
PUBG Pushes Back Against 'Asset Flip' Accusations

PUBG Pushes Back Against 'Asset Flip' Accusations

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds may not have created the battle royale genre, but it certainly popularized it. Since its explosion in popularity in 2017, a number of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds “cl...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 June 2018
Why Coalition Chose Gears 5 Name Over Gears of War 5

Why Coalition Chose Gears 5 Name Over Gears of War 5

Without a doubt, plenty of Xbox fans were excited to see the announcement of Gears 5 during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference, with the reveal trailer for the forthcoming shooter offering a look...

By Kyle Sledge on 23 June 2018
Xbox One VR Support No Longer Being Worked On

Xbox One VR Support No Longer Being Worked On

About a couple of years ago, the Executive President of Gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, stated during the course of E3 2016 that Project Scorpio (AKA Xbox One X) would support “high-end VR” like...

By Kyle Sledge on 23 June 2018
Call of Duty MW3: Now Xbox One Backward Compatible

Call of Duty MW3: Now Xbox One Backward Compatible

Although many gamers are looking to the future now that E3 has wrapped up, Microsoft is about to offer up a serious dose of nostalgia by adding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to its Xbox One backwa...

By Denny Connolly on 22 June 2018
E3 2018: Biggest Games Rumored for the Show

E3 2018: Biggest Games Rumored for the Show

There’s a reason why gamers look forward to E3 every year. Not only does the show give fans a chance to learn more about already-announced titles, but it’s also used by video game companies to shoc...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 June 2018
Will Halo: Infinite Bring Back Master Chief Voice Actor

Will Halo: Infinite Bring Back Master Chief Voice Actor

Since a new Halo game, titled Halo: Infinite, was revealed at the Microsoft E3 briefing this year, many fans have been eagerly awaiting more news. At E3, Microsoft has only released a very short te...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 21 June 2018
Microsoft to Make State of Decay 3 with Undead Labs

Microsoft to Make State of Decay 3 with Undead Labs

Despite the fact that State of Decay 2 just launched about a month ago, it appears that Microsoft is looking to begin development on a threequel to the open world zombie survival franchise. For tho...

By Joshua Duckworth on 21 June 2018
Minecraft: Story Mode Coming to Netflix

Minecraft: Story Mode Coming to Netflix

Minecraft: Story Mode will be the first video game to be released on Netflix, potentially paving the way for a series of new interactive experiences from the streaming giant.

By Michael Cottuli on 19 June 2018
Rumor: Halo Infinite Single-Player in 19, Multi in 20

Rumor: Halo Infinite Single-Player in 19, Multi in 20

Halo Infinite was announced Sunday during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference but left many excited Halo fans with unclear expectations. Most prominent among them was confusion over when Halo...

By Rory Young on 19 June 2018
Xbox Game Pass Adds New Games to the Library

Xbox Game Pass Adds New Games to the Library

Without a doubt, many gaming fans have benefited from Microsoft’s introduction of the subscription service known as Xbox Game Pass, as it has allowed players to access hundreds of different ti...

By Kyle Sledge on 19 June 2018
Halo Infinite Uses A New Engine

Halo Infinite Uses A New Engine

As many Microsoft fans had been hoping, 343 Industries decided to announce Halo: Infinite during the tech firm’s big E3 2018 press conference earlier this week by putting out a gloriously crafted c...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 June 2018
Halo Infinite Will Let Fans Playtest During Development

Halo Infinite Will Let Fans Playtest During Development

At E3 2018, Microsoft officially unveiled Halo Infinite, the next main series game in the Halo franchise that will focus on Master Chief and his story. The trailer shown at the Microsoft conference...

By Weston Albert on 18 June 2018
Halo Infinity Getting Announced at E3 2018?

Halo Infinity Getting Announced at E3 2018?

While there is an extensive list of games confirmed to be at E3 2018, Microsoft has held its secrets tightly to its chest. One of the most anticipated titles that could appear during the tech giant...

By Joshua Duckworth on 18 June 2018
Is Halo Infinite an Open World Game?

Is Halo Infinite an Open World Game?

Halo Infinite has been officially announced as the next entry in the Halo franchise and Master Chief’s story. The reveal trailer for the game shows off incredible visuals including wide open vistas...

By Weston Albert on 18 June 2018
Next Xbox Console Codenamed Scarlet

Next Xbox Console Codenamed Scarlet

The Microsoft E3 briefing is finally behind us, and at the 2-hour long briefing Phil Spencer announced over 50 new games, many of which are Xbox exclusives, that Microsoft will be attaining five ne...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 18 June 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 18 June 2018
Xbox E3 2018 Presser Highest Watched Twitch Stream Ever

Xbox E3 2018 Presser Highest Watched Twitch Stream Ever

As many gaming fans will likely agree, Microsoft had some sizable announcements during its Xbox E3 2018 press conference – from the reveal of Halo: Infinite to the confirmation of the tech firm alr...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 June 2018
State of Decay 2 DLC Adds 4th of July-Themed Weapons

State of Decay 2 DLC Adds 4th of July-Themed Weapons

State of Decay 2 gets a new free content update, along with its first batch of paid DLC that adds 4th of July-themed weapons and characters to the game.

By Dalton Cooper on 17 June 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 13 June 2018
Xbox Exclusive Survival Title Vigor Announced at E3

Xbox Exclusive Survival Title Vigor Announced at E3

Today, during E3 2018, Microsoft revealed an exclusive Xbox survival title known as Vigor and developed by Bohemia Interactive. The aforementioned developer, responsible for the ARMA series and Day...

By Joshua Duckworth on 12 June 2018
Xbox E3 2018: Every Confirmed and Rumored Game

Xbox E3 2018: Every Confirmed and Rumored Game

E3 2018 can be framed as both an opportunity and a challenge for Microsoft and the Xbox One. The Xbox One X, released in late 2017, has enabled Microsoft to market from a meaningful position of str...

By Rory Young on 12 June 2018
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. Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference wa...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 June 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 29 May 2018
PUBG on Xbox One Adds New Vehicle

PUBG on Xbox One Adds New Vehicle

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds received a substantial update on Xbox One a couple of days ago that made some notable changes, like removing the starting area and greatly improving the game’s perform...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 May 2018
PUBG Xbox One Update Changes Vehicles Yet Again

PUBG Xbox One Update Changes Vehicles Yet Again

Last week, PUBG Corporation released a patch for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that was meant to nerf vehicles so they weren’t quite so overpowered in the game. Now after li...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 May 2018
PUBG to Get Development Roadmap

PUBG to Get Development Roadmap

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

By Dalton Cooper on 27 May 2018
State of Decay 2 Trailer

State of Decay 2 Trailer

Microsoft and Undead Labs reveal State of Decay 2 with a blood-soaked trailer that places a heavy emphasis on co-operative multiplayer mayhem. Zombie fans were left salivating during Microsoft’s E3...

By John Jacques 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
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
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
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
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
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
Minecraft for Switch Gets Cross-Play

Minecraft for Switch Gets Cross-Play

Nintendo announces that Minecraft Switch Edition will get the Better Together update in June, enabling cross-play between Switch, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices.

By Jordan Gerblick on 19 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
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
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
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
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
Jeff Goldblum Will Be in Jurassic World Evolution

Jeff Goldblum Will Be in Jurassic World Evolution

The Academy Award-nominated actor Jeff Goldblum announces he will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Frontier Developments’ Jurassic World Evolution.

By Kyle Sledge on 19 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
Minecraft Boss Promoted to Lead Microsoft's Studios

Minecraft Boss Promoted to Lead Microsoft's Studios

Matt Booty, head of the Minecraft group of studios at Microsoft, is being promoted to oversee all of Microsoft Studios’ game development and production.

By Rory Young on 19 January 2018
Jurassic World Evolution Debuts at Gamescom 2017

Jurassic World Evolution Debuts at Gamescom 2017

Frontier Developments, veterans of RollerCoaster Tycoon and Elite: Dangerous, announces park simulator Jurassic World Evolution for both PC and consoles.

By Rory Young on 19 November 2017
Minecraft Adds Stranger Things Skin Pack

Minecraft Adds Stranger Things Skin Pack

Mojang reveals a new Stranger Things skin pack that brings the cast of the Netflix Original horror series straight to the block-filled lands of Minecraft.

By John Jacques on 19 November 2017
Halo Characters Arriving on Switch Through Minecraft

Halo Characters Arriving on Switch Through Minecraft

Microsoft’s Aubrey Norris confirms that the Halo mash-up pack featured within Minecraft will be arriving across all ‘Better Together’ platforms, including the Nintendo Switch.

By Riley Little on 19 November 2017
Microsoft in Talks With Sony On Crossplay

Microsoft in Talks With Sony On Crossplay

Microsoft confirms that it is still in talks with Sony regarding PS4 and Xbox One crossplay, but is ‘hopeful’ that the two companies can work together.

By Jasmine Henry on 19 November 2017
Bringing Minecraft Cross-Play to PS4 Depends on Sony

Bringing Minecraft Cross-Play to PS4 Depends on Sony

Minecraft’s Better Together update is in beta, bringing cross-platform play to multiple platforms, but PlayStation 4 support continues to wait for Sony approval.

By Rory Young on 19 November 2017
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.

By Dalton Cooper on 19 November 2016