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11:00 AM on 11.10.2014

Go grab the last major update for the Xbox One this year

Today, you can get the last big update for the Xbox One this year. There won't be a December update, but you can get November's now, which includes customized backgrounds, better bios for your profile, and the ability to sna...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 11.07.2014

You can get an Xbox One bundle for as cheap as $200

Microsoft and various retailers have really upped their game with regard to attempting to move Xbox Ones this holiday season. Best Buy's the latest example, and it's offering the biggest savings yet. The only catch is that yo...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Halo: The Master Chief Collection photo
Review: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
by Chris Carter

Although Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary was a noble effort to remaster the original game that brought first-person shooters on consoles into a post-Goldeneye era, I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by the overall package.

I enjoyed the idea of replaying the original, but there weren't enough bells and whistles to keep me interested for a lengthy period of time. Enter the Master Chief Collection, which not only gives you the remake of the first game, but a fully-featured remaster of Halo 2, as well as Halo 3 and 4.

I never thought I'd see the day when four major Halo games are under one roof [disc], but here we are. With promises of full 1080p support and 60 frames-per-second across every game, Halo: The Master Chief Collection follows through where it counts, and is now the new standard for remakes.

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8:00 AM on 11.04.2014

D4 is on sale, so everyone should buy it immediately

Hey, you! Yeah, the person that owns an Xbox One and is staring confusedly at the guy yelling at them over the Internet! I'm talkin' to you! D4's on sale for Xbox Live Gold members, so you should probably go pick that up righ...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 11.03.2014

An update on updates: Xbox One's monthly updates will continue in 2015

The Xbox One is a very different console than when it launched last November. Monthly updates to the user interface and operating system have made it significantly easier to navigate and have added a lot of requested features...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 10.30.2014

October's Games with Gold are among my favorites

Two of my favorite Xbox 360 games will be free next month for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is up first on Saturday, November 1. You'll have through November 15 to download the adorable...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 10.27.2014

The Halo 2: Anniversary documentary arrives on October 31

While the Halo: The Master Chief Collection gears up for a November release, 343 Industries and Microsoft have prepared a full documentary explaining the development process for the remastering of Halo 2. Halo 2 is...

Chris Carter



The Xbox One will get a $50 holiday price cut on November 2 photo
The Xbox One will get a $50 holiday price cut on November 2
by Chris Carter

Microsoft has just announced that the Xbox One will be getting another price cut outside of its Kinect-less model. The promotion will run from November 2, 2014 to January 3, 2015, and will feature $50 off bundles, ringing in the price at $349 in the US.

Bundles including Sunset Overdrive, Assassin's Creed: Unity, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. At this point, the system has enough games to warrant a purchase if you're interested, and some of the bundles are a pretty good deal.

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9:00 AM on 10.24.2014

Xbox Music's free trial period has come to an end

If you've been using the Xbox Music service for a while now, prepare to be disappointed -- the service is ceasing as a free offer as of December 1st, 2014. Previously the music streaming app was available for free with ads, b...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 10.23.2014

Xbox One screenshot feature isn't coming until 2015

Xbox One owners are still waiting on a screenshot feature, something the PlayStation 4 has been able to do since the console launched last November. Speaking with IGN, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said Microsoft is working on it, b...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 10.21.2014

This week's Xbox Live deals take you out to the ballgame and racetrack

Just in time for the start of the Fall Classic (Go Royals!), Microsoft has slashed prices on Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of R.B.I. Baseball '14, discounting both down to $9.99. With all that saved money, you could buy a ti...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 AM on 10.21.2014

The November update for Xbox One will focus on background customization

Xbox One is getting another update for November, and it will focus on screen customization, mostly dealing with backgrounds and profiles. All achievements that are unlocked that have art attached to it will count as a "backg...

Chris Carter



Killer Instinct's Season 2 is off to a great start photo
Killer Instinct's Season 2 is off to a great start
by Chris Carter

Although it had a few issues in terms of content, Killer Instinct on Xbox One was actually a good game at launch. Since then, I've taken a look at both Spinal and Fulgore, and found them to be a great addition to the already well balanced cast.

After Double Helix flew the coop, the game's fate looked rather iffy until developer Iron Galaxy took over the mantle. The changing of the guard would leave anyone on edge, but IG has done well by Killer Instinct with the Season 2 update, bringing in two new characters and a brand new UI.

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1:00 PM on 10.17.2014

Your hard drive cries: Master Chief Collection takes up 65 GB of space

It kind of feels like beating a dead horse at this point, but each instance somehow still seems more noteworthy than the last. Nowadays, games are big. Really big. And, apparently when you pack four games into one, the result...

Brett Makedonski





1:30 PM on 10.16.2014

More top-down Halo coming to Windows Phone, PC

Halo: Spartan Strike is a new top-down shooter coming to Windows 8 devices and PC on December 12.  Microsoft says the title features a "compelling" story (seriously?) as well as improved touch controls and updated graphics in contrast with its predecessor, Spartan Assault. The package contains a total of 30 missions in exchange for Microsoft's $5.99 asking price.

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 10.15.2014

Save on two of last year's best games with Xbox's Deals with Gold

As we've become accustomed to on a weekly basis, Xbox has again discounted some titles for its Xbox Live Gold subscribers. This week's Deals with Gold might stick out a bit more than usual, because it features two of the best...

Brett Makedonski