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5:15 PM on 11.06.2013

Microsoft starting to look at core games for Windows

Microsoft moving away from Games for Windows Live turned out to be quite the crowd-pleasing move, but the lack of games coming out on PC from the company has been nothing short of disappointing. "I think it's fair to say that...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 11.04.2013

Leaked character roster outs Fulgore for Killer Instinct

Less than a week after the reveal of Spinal, we get a nice little leak showing Fulgore as the final character for Killer Instinct's season-one roster. Yes, there is a God. The leak comes by way of Penny Arcade, who seemingly ...

Abel Girmay





6:00 PM on 11.03.2013

Microsoft: 1st party studios not needed to make AAA games

With the Xbox One a few weeks away, one doesn't have to dig too deep into Microsoft's launch library to see that killer exclusives don't all have to be developed in-house. Speaking on an IGN podcast, Microsoft Studios' Phil S...

Wesley Ruscher

7:00 PM on 11.01.2013

More Project Gotham Racing? 'Maybe,' says MS Studios VP

Speaking to IGN on Podcast Unlocked, Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer chatted a bit about Project Gotham Racing, which continues to live on in my heart. It's only natural that the future of the series was discussed with...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 10.22.2013

Killer Instinct's training mode gets further detailed

With Killer Instinct drawing nearer, so too are details, specifically about the game's training modes. You can expect the standard training mode, of course -- just you and a dummy with A.I. The twist here is that the previous...

Abel Girmay

11:30 AM on 10.18.2013

Ryse trailer promises as much blood as you can handle

You know what next-generation console launch title hasn't been delayed? Ryse: Son of Rome. That one's truckin' right along as expected. Microsoft released a new story trailer today in case you need some context for your cont...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 10.15.2013

Project Spark will be truly free to play on all platforms

Microsoft has caught some flak in the past for releasing "free-to-play" games that still required an Xbox Live Gold membership, meaning that they most certainly weren't truly free-to-play. That won't be the case with Project ...

Brett Makedonski

10:30 PM on 10.01.2013

There's a little Halo 5 in this Halo 4 GotY re-release

Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition is coming out next week on October 8 for $39.99. Note that when we first learned about this package it was listed at $49.99, so this is a much better price now. It's going to include the game...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:45 PM on 09.18.2013

Gears of War on Xbox One? Microsoft hopes so

Asked by Famitsu if the Gears of War franchise would continue on Xbox One, Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Spencer said that "You should ask Epic Games about what they want to do. We haven't announced anything yet about&nbs...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 09.18.2013

Microsoft: A few Japanese exclusives coming to Xbox One

The Xbox brand has never been particularly strong in Japan, but that doesn't mean Microsoft Studios doesn't view the country as an important market, corporate vice president Phil Spencer argues. The platform holder initially ...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 09.13.2013

Phil Spencer confirms discussions of a new Geometry Wars

A lot of people love themselves some Geometry Wars, and that includes Microsoft Game Studios' vice president Phil Spencer. Although it's far from a done deal, there may be more of it to love sometime in the future. It sounds ...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 AM on 09.06.2013

'A game is a game is a game': Xbox One's indie strategy

Speaking to Game Informer in this video, Chris Charla, director of independent developers at Xbox, offers a few more details about Microsoft's plans on working with indie developers on its new console. This is especially imp...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 09.04.2013

LocoCycle is more fun than it might initially look

For a while now, I've had the urge to play a Spy Hunter-like game. (But not, oddly enough, an honest-to-goodness, actual Spy Hunter -- trust me, I've tried.) I'm starting to look toward Twisted Pixel for a helping hand. Loco...

Jordan Devore





12:30 PM on 08.28.2013

Crytek upped Ryse's AI difficulty to offset QTEs

Ryse hasn't exactly been perceived as the Xbox One's darling as Microsoft had hoped, and Crytek seems aware of the criticisms. After the game's less than warm reception at E3, the developers took steps to alter the most ...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 08.26.2013

Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition targeting October

Proving that if your game has DLC it too can be eligible for that coveted "game of the year edition," IGN brings word that Halo 4 will find its way back onto store shelves with a new price. A convincing albeit unconfirmed ima...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 08.23.2013

Rare's kicking around ideas for its classic properties

It doesn't seem to matter what Rare is working on these days. (For the record, currently, it's Kinect Sports Rivals.) If it's not one of the studio's beloved properties, there's going to be pushback from fans who have been wa...

Jordan Devore