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8:45 AM on 10.15.2014

Microsoft takes a stab at moving more Xbox Ones with Assassin's Creed bundle

Microsoft's current strategy for selling as many Xbox Ones as it possibly can is largely to offer a bundle for almost every major release. Sunset Overdrive, Madden, Call of Duty -- the list goes on and on. Now, Assassin'...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Maybe you can get a white Xbox One with Master Chief Collection, too

Lately, Microsoft's been doing a great job of using the seemingly limited white Xbox One as a way to simultaneously move consoles and copies of Sunset Overdrive. If a photograph out of Brasil Game Show is to be believed, Micr...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 10.08.2014

Warlock is the final Master Chief Collection map to be revamped

Six maps from Halo 2 are being given preferential treatment when Halo: The Master Chief Collection releases on November 11. The previously revealed ones are Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar, Sanctuary, and Lockout. ...

Brett Makedonski

10:15 AM on 10.08.2014

Microsoft has already sold 100K Xbox Ones in China

It's only been on the market for a week or so now, but Microsoft's Xbox One seems to be doing fairly well in China. Since September 29, it's already moved 100,000 units. That's more than Japan's cumulative sales since the sys...

Brett Makedonski

1:45 PM on 10.07.2014

Make games with Project Spark, out now for Xbox One and Windows 8.1

Microsoft has had Project Spark in beta for months now and if you aren't quite sure what it is, this video is a quick way to get up to speed in time for today's launch. Essentially, it is a game about making games and playin...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 10.03.2014

Halo: CE's PC-only maps will be in The Master Chief Collection

In a short FAQ on its blog, 343 Industries notes that the maps previously exclusive to Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 on PC will in fact be a part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Weapons like the Fuel Rod Gun and Flame...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 09.30.2014

Microsoft is skipping right to Windows 10

The guy's face in the thumbnail says it all. Microsoft has announced the name of its follow-up to Windows 8 and it's, uh, Windows 10. Yeah, really. The new operating system is meant to run on all sorts of devices -- whether ...

Jordan Devore



October's Games with Gold are Bad Company 2, Darksiders II, and Chariot photo
October's Games with Gold are Bad Company 2, Darksiders II, and Chariot
by Jordan Devore

Here are your Games with Gold for October. Xbox 360 owners with an active Xbox Live Gold account will be able to download Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for free from October 1 - 15, followed by Darksiders II from October 16 - 31. Xbox One owners will have the entire month to nab Chariot.

Bad Company 2 had a more lighthearted story than its contemporaries and the multiplayer was a total blast. For reasons that escape me, I completely lost interest in Darksiders II after a few hours -- need to try again, one day. And Chariot sounds like a good cooperative romp.

Does anyone else download this stuff even if they own the game on disc? I feel odd doing it.

Two Classics Back Up Chariot in October's Games with Gold [Xbox]

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12:45 PM on 09.24.2014

If you thought Xbox One was suddenly selling well in Japan, you're wrong

After its less than inspiring launch that was seemingly defined by more traffic cones than people, it's tough to have any confidence in the Xbox One in the Japanese market. Hell, Microsoft itself didn't, seeing as it wasn't a...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 09.24.2014

Xbox One China release delay was brief, on track for September 29

The Xbox One was all set to release in China this week, but it hit a slight last minute delay. Microsoft has announced that the release is back on though, and will now launch on September 29. 10 games will be available at lau...

Chris Carter





10:00 AM on 09.24.2014

Comedy Central now has an app on the Xbox One

Comedy Central has just released an app on the Xbox One, and thank goodness, it's not just another "clip app" that shows 30 second bumpers. According to their post, you can watch full episodes of The Daily Show, South Park, K...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 09.23.2014

Xbox discounts Spider-Man, 1001 Spikes, and a lot of Mass Effect DLC

As part of this week's Deals with Gold promotion, Microsoft's slashing prices by a third across three Xbox One games. Web-slinging Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($40.19), shadowy noir Contrast ($10.04), and death s...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 09.21.2014

Microsoft postpones Xbox One launch in China

The Xbox One's launch in China has been delayed, Microsoft announced this weekend. The console was slated to arrive in the country on Tuesday, thereby becoming the first foreign videogame device officially sold on Chinese soi...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die (Prologue, Episode 1, Episode 2) photo
Review: D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die (Prologue, Episode 1, Episode 2)
by Chris Carter

D4 starts off rather grounded. The game's opening narration describes the tale as a "story of a man with a very strange fate." A man whose wife was murdered, and is tirelessly searching for her killer.

Then a cat girl named Amanda runs into your apartment, spits a mouse into your mouth, and you puke.

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9:30 AM on 09.17.2014

Xbox One sales tank in Japan following launch

The Xbox One sold 3,015 units during its first full week on the Japanese market, according to data obtained by sales tracking group Media Create. The new figures follow earlier reports of disappointing launch weekend sales, w...

Kyle MacGregor



Download Halo: Reach for free with Xbox Live Gold photo
Download Halo: Reach for free with Xbox Live Gold
by Jordan Devore

Now through September 30, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download Halo: Reach for free through Microsoft's Games with Gold program. And those of you with an Xbox One still have the rest of the month to nab the excellent Super Time Force. Just putting that out there.

Reach has the distinction of being the last Halo game I was even moderately into, though my memory of it is mostly hazy. I do recall struggling quite a bit toward the end of the game. Funny how of all the things I could remember about my playthrough, it ends up being the painful part.

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