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Halo Online sounds like something you'd see scribbled on a homemade DVD complete with copyright-infringing cover art but, no, it's a proper PC game in development at Saber Interactive.
Granted, it's a free-to-play, multiplaye...
Look for the update today if you're a preview member
Another Xbox One system update, another opportunity to use some insane cartoon image.
Microsoft is rolling out updates for Xbox One Preview Program members in two waves -- the first hits today, while the second will arrive ne...
Former Rare developer drops hints
In recent months, there's been talk of Rare "building a uniquely Rare game," but that's as much as we've gotten -- talk. While I'm looking forward to seeing if that project comes to fruition, Playtonic has more of my attentio...
Developer shuts down, 50 people lose their jobs
Microsoft announced a reboot of a 10-year-old Xbox cult-classic, Phantom Dust, at its E3 conference last year. This raised a lot of "huh?" and a lot of "uh, ok" (from me included) but people who played the original were excit...
A Halo 5 Guardians tumblr with a countdown clock and the hashtag #HUNTtheTRUTH has been discovered. The countdown ends under three days from now. Oh boy.
Who wants to take a guess at what is revealed? A second season of Halo:...
Inside of Project Spark
Great news, Conker fans: he is finally coming back in his own episodic game. Sort of.
Remember when Microsoft announced Conker would be in Project Spark? Well, Conker makes his debut in Project Spark on April 23 for Windows ...
Maybe get on that
Microsoft-owned Black Tusk Studios is heading up the future of Gears of War with a new game on Xbox One and, assuming that goes okay, more to come. Recent rumors have pointed to a series collection, which seems inevitable eve...
Windows 7 and 8.1 users have one year to upgrade at no charge
Microsoft is launching Windows 10 this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages, which is good to know but not all that inherently interesting. This, on the other hand, sure is: during the operating system's first year, it'l...
New backend for matchmaking, leaderboards, cloud saves, etc.
I have no memory of writing about the plan for Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record to drop Games for Windows Live in favor of Steamworks, but I did so last year and slipped in a gif of Resident Evil's Chris punchi...
At least play the opening sequence
March is already half over (have you filed your taxes yet?), which means more free Xbox games.
With an active Xbox Live Gold membership, you can now download BioShock Infinite for free on Xbox 360. Love it or hate it, there's...
It has been far over four hours; I need a doctor and an alpha invite
At PAX East this year I walked past many of the larger booths and gave them little attention, as I am typically more interested in indie games. I got invited to a press-only demo for Gigantic -- a game I only knew of by ...
Take it all in
Halo 3: ODST is getting added to The Master Chief Collection sometime in the near future. It's going to be free for anyone that owned The Master Chief Collection prior to December 19, and it'll likely be paid D...
'We're about providing options for developers'
Microsoft announced last week at GDC in San Francisco that it was introducing cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. That opens a world of possibility in ways for developers to deliver games to their audience. So...
Plus party improvements
The biggest update is the screenshot feature, which according to Microsoft, was "one of the most requested features." You can now say "Xbox take a screenshot" and you're good to go, or use an Xbox button double-tap and Y but...
Save the trees
Ori and the Blind Forest may not be the most complicated metroidvania in the world, but there are a few tough decisions to make from time to time.
Here are a few quick tips to ease you in.
Beauty, digitally distilled
Every so often I come across a game that just makes me smile. I mean, I play videogames almost daily because I have fun doing it, but certain titles have me grinning from ear to ear the entire journey for a myriad of different reasons.
Ori and the Blind Forest is one of those games. It's just plain enjoyable from start to finish, and doesn't waste your time.
Yes, yes, I've included the 'WELL BAM!' video
Kudo Tsunoda, the guy who demonstrated Project Natal (now Kinect) at E3 2009, has been off working on Microsoft's crazy holographic headset HoloLens. He's going to keep at that but will also now lead a bunch of Xbox teams, i...
'No smoke and mirrors'
The latest generation in gaming has brought with it an emphasis on sharing. Screenshots and gameplay videos can be relatively easily captured and uploaded for anyone's audience to see. It's a smart way to drive interaction --...
Is Master Chief Collection playable yet?
Ahead of Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft is attempting to both make and sway Chief fans with a new Xbox One bundle that comes with a code for Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a box with pictures of Master Chief on it. The b...
Microsoft is publishing
Motiga's team action game Gigantic is looking fabulous in this new trailer out of PAX East.
While that's no surprise, this is: the Seattle-based studio is partnering with Microsoft to bring the game to Windows 10 as "a key l...
Are we done beta testing yet?
As is the trend nowadays, big-name titles don't get released polished and complete, that's what those day one suckers are for. Recently, the biggest suckers have been the Halo faithful who have been crushed under the immense ...
Goodbye Microsoft, he hardly knew ya
News from GDC has it that the one-time Sony exec and now Microsoft executive Phil Harrison is planning to leave his position with the company. Sources have confirmed with GamesIndustry.biz that he is stepping away after being...
No more cables!
At GDC 2015, Microsoft announced plans to release a wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers on Windows later this year. Great news, but we need dates, Phil Spencer. Specific dates!
I had terrible luck with my wireless adapter for the Xbox 360 gamepad -- damn thing was spotty at best, non-functional at worst -- so here's hoping these new ones are an improvement.
Pinball FX will be the first to support the new feature
Speaking at a GDC presentation today, Xbox boss Phil Spencer just announced plans to support cross-buy and other cross-platform functionality between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.
Sony popularized cross-buy support on Play...
Can we get a Master Chief boss fight?
Microsoft has just announced a ton of indie games coming to Xbox One, which is good news since it feels like Sony announces one every other day. The biggest game in the lot is probably Shovel Knight, but there are some other ...
More like mild yelling
When I first saw the debut trailer for Screamride, I assumed it was a simulator. Growing up with Sim Theme Park and RollerCoaster Tycoon, I relished the idea of creating and managing my own commercial park and divining n...
No word on the timeline
[Update: it appears as if the promotion is temporary through Microsoft.com, as expected.]
Microsoft is continuing its aggressive "let's undercut Sony" scheme, following up its Xbox One console price cuts. One year of Xbox Liv...
Free for the first two weeks
Get ready to live your life a quarter mile at a time. An Xbox and Universal partnership has borne Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, a standalone expansion.
Not only do you not need to own the base game to pl...
Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger! Can I take your order?
Everyone has their morning rituals. Some people need their coffee. Others jog. I peruse Japanese website Gigazine hoping to see pictures of bizarre and wonderful foods. It's rarely videogame related, so I haven't shared this ...