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12:30 PM on 01.21.2015

Nice Battletoads shirt, Phil Spencer

During Microsoft's Windows 10 livestream this morning, Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed up to talk about what he knows: games. Fable Legends is headed to PC with DirectX 12 and cross-platform play with Xbox One, which is nice and all, but did you see Phil's shirt? That's Battletoads alright. The time is now.

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 01.15.2015

Hah, wow: Microsoft drops Xbox One back to $349

Microsoft sold the Xbox One for $349.99 during the holiday season, which worked out well for sales. The system became "the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December," according to the company. But that wasn't ...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 01.15.2015

[Extremely Homer voice] The Simpsons are going to Minecraft!

Sure, you could make eye contact with these official Minecraft renditions of the Simpsons, but I wouldn't recommend it. They're joining 19 other Springfield residents in a $1.99 DLC pack toward the end of February on Xbox One and Xbox 360, with other platforms to follow. Reached for comment, Minecraft owner Microsoft had this to say:

Jordan Devore





11:30 AM on 01.14.2015

Mad genius makes a PS4/Xbox One combination laptop

Eddie Zarick, the Doc Brown-esque craftsman behind those cool PS4 and Xbox One laptops, has gone one step beyond: he's put both current-generation consoles into one big shell. Apparently, the PS4's capacitive power button ha...

Mike Cosimano

10:30 AM on 01.14.2015

Microsoft's Phantom Dust reboot will be a '30-hour JRPG'

Remember last year when Microsoft said it was rebooting Phantom Dust? Me neither! It's been a while since we've heard about the project, but now we have some juicy details compliments of creative director Ken Lobb in a recent...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 01.14.2015

The Xbox One February update is looking good with Game Hubs

The Xbox One has added a ton of features since launch. While it was once a barren piece of hardware, it can now do quite a bit of stuff, including a heap of multimedia playback options. The February update has just been ...

Chris Carter

7:15 PM on 01.12.2015

Microsoft announces Forza 6...with a nice, stationary model of a Ford GT

Forget the Euro-dynamism and great soundtrack of Forza Horizon. Microsoft and Turn 10 have announced Forza Motorsport 6, baby!  Look at that well-modeled Ford GT, Forza 6's "cover car." Look at it. Look at it again. Exc...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 01.12.2015

So, the Xbox One won an Emmy

Microsoft winning an Emmy for the Xbox One has set me on a path to learning more about these awards than I've ever cared to. Forget about the Primetime Emmys (surprisingly easy, right?) -- this goes deeper. The National Acade...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 01.09.2015

The next generation of Xbox Live avatars may be upon us

Miis were introduced in 2006, but Microsoft cleverly got on the bandwagon in 2008 with Xbox Live avatars. Although they weren't as cute, they were far more customizable -- and of course more profitable as the publisher sold t...

Chris Carter

6:30 AM on 01.09.2015

Iron Galaxy is teasing Omen, a new Killer Instinct character

[Update: Now we have a picture of the leg -- really cool shadow effects. Remember this sort of old school style teasing in magazines?] A new character is coming to Killer Instinct, and developer Iron Galaxy is hinti...

Chris Carter



Assigning New Year's resolutions to major videogame studios photo
Assigning New Year's resolutions to major videogame studios
by Kyle MacGregor

It's an annual tradition: Making resolutions to kick off the New Year. There's a whole new arbitrary set of twelve months in which to better ourselves. Or, you know, make the same mistakes we made in the last dozen. It's finally time to quit smoking or start going to the gym. Whatever.

Here's a bunch of words about what videogame companies should do to shape up in 2015.

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10:30 AM on 01.01.2015

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows sensor will be gone in 2015

Microsoft has announced that they will be ending sales for the original Kinect for Windows sensor in 2015. Since the "v2" edition (Xbox One) is available, it makes sense to phase out the original. They've reminded developers ...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 12.31.2014

Trade in old, bad games and get (almost) free games at Microsoft Store

Yesterday, I bought new copies of Sunset Overdrive and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor at Microsoft Store. My out-of-pocket total came to $6.79. And, I got the added bonus of clearing off some shelf space that w...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 12.31.2014

Friendly reminder: Last chance to buy a discounted Xbox One bundle

Now that all the gift-giving and present-receiving is done, do you have some extra cash lying around? If so and an Xbox One's in your near future, you might want to buy that sooner rather than later. Waiting will just cost yo...

Brett Makedonski





5:45 AM on 12.31.2014

'Flinch' being removed from Halo 5

If you've ever played the Halo series in any sort of competitive setting you're probably aware of 'Flinch', a mechanic where your aiming reticule moves up slightly when you're hit. First introduced as a replacement for de-sco...

Laura Kate Dale

12:30 PM on 12.29.2014

Maybe don't spend $250 pre-ordering Halo 5: Guardians, okay?

There's a certain allure behind mystery boxes. What's in them? It could be anything. It could even be a boat; you know how much we've always wanted one of those. Well, Microsoft's offering a mystery box of its own today for p...

Brett Makedonski