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Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege will come with free Vegas 1 and 2 on Xbox One


Thanks to backwards compatability
Jun 15
// Chris Carter
Microsoft announced today at its 2015 E3 press conference that Rainbow Six Siege, which launches later this year, will arrive with free copies of Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2. This is due in part to the backwards compatibility program unveiled earlier in their show. I'm completely okay with this bonus -- I could use another playthrough of those two classics.
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The Division

Tom Clancy's The Division is getting an Xbox One Exclusive Beta in December


Time to fight for today
Jun 15
// Laura Kate Dale
Excited to finally get to play Tom Clancy's The Division? Well, if you're an Xbox One owner then you're in luck. The game is getting an exclusive beta on Xbox One this December, announced on stage during Microsoft's E3 press ...
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Microsoft

EA Access adding Titanfall and Dragon Age: Inquisition to the Vault


Good choices!
Jun 15
// Zack Furniss
Electronic Art's EA Access subscription-based service ($4.99 per month, or $29.99 annually) is adding Titanfall this week. Not sure how thriving the community is but I never gave it a shot, so now I might! In similarly cool news, Dragon Age: Inquisition will be out for the service sometime this summer. Not a bad deal!
Fallout 4 mods on Xbox photo
Fallout 4 mods on Xbox

Fallout 4 on Xbox One will support PC-made mods


The true Fallout experience
Jun 15
// Darren Nakamura
Ever since Morrowind on the original Xbox, Bethesda's Todd Howard has wanted console gamers to have a comparable experience with PC gamers. One thing has stood in the way of that for The Elder Scrolls and Fallout: mods. Begin...
E3 2015 PvZ GW2 photo
E3 2015 PvZ GW2

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is coming!


YES!
Jun 15
// Jed Whitaker
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 arrives next spring, EA announced at Microsoft's E3 press conference. It will feature new characters and weapons. From watching the trailer it looks like there was a mech, and super hero ad...
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Xbox One Elite Controller announced, lets you customise it


Button remapping is great news
Jun 15
// Joe Parlock
At the Microsoft expo at E3, Microsoft has unveiled its new Xbox One controller design, dubbed the “Elite.” Microsoft is claiming it will have increased precision, but more importantly it will also bring customis...

E3 2015 press conference schedule

Jun 15 // Steven Hansen
SUNDAY, JUNE 14 Bethesda @ 7:00PM PDTTwitch stream (Doom 4, more Fallout 4, maybe some BattleCry stuff, surprise Dishonored 2?!) MONDAY, JUNE 15 Microsoft @ 9:30AM PDTTwitch stream, stream from your Xbox console, or watch on cable television (Gears of War, sentient press release with a blazer Phil Spencer, new Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Halo 5, Forza 6, Tomb Raider, Cirque Du Soleil (?)) - Electronic Arts @ 1:00PM PDTTwitch stream (Star Wars Battlefront, Need for Speed, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, SPORTS, maybe Mass Effect and Visceral's Star Wars) - Ubisoft @ 3:00PM PDTTwitch stream (Female erections, Assassin's Creed: Dumb Hat Version, maybe The Division is real now, more Rainbow Six, possibly hints for next year's likely Far Cry 5 or a Watch Dogs follow up) - Sony @ 6:00PM PDTTwitch, YouTube, PlayStation stream (Definitely The Last Guardian, Rockstar's Agent, and a Final Fantasy VII remake, all three of which will be announced that they have been added to the PSN during the stream; also real things like Uncharted 4, Tearaway Unfolded, Street Fighter V, and please, please, please Gravity Rush 2) - TUESDAY, JUNE 16 Nintendo Direct @ 9:00AM PDT (followed by show-floor Treehouse streams all week)Twitch, YouTube (My gratitude for it not being at 7AM again, maybe Metroid so I can shave Zack, 3DS Hyrule Warriors,  newly box art'd Devil's Third, Star Fox: Furry Road) - Square Enix @ 10:00AM PDTTwitch, YouTube (No Final Fantasy XV until gamescom, Deus Ex: Mick Foley Divided, Just Cause 3, maybe Star Ocean and Hitman) - PC Gaming Show @ 5:00PM PDTTwitch (AMD, Devolver, Fullbright, Microsoft, Square, Cliffy B; this show's new, not entirely sure what to expect, but does promise "new game reveals," likely the last ones of the week)
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What to expect when you're expecting
Lord on a skateboard, E3 2015: Redemption is here to wash away industry sins with a waterfall of hype airdropped upon the unwashed masses. It tastes of Mountain Dew and will not make you clean. So many questions will be answe...

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Natively playable on Xbox One
Phil Spencer just dropped a bombshell at Microsoft's E3 presser. Xbox One will be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games. By this holiday, 100 titles you've already purchased will be playable on Xbox One. Microsoft used Mas...

Microsoft at E3 photo
Microsoft at E3

Halo 5 will feature 24-player mode with 'Warzone Multiplayer'


Coming this October
Jun 15
// Chris Carter
[Update: watch some footage of the campaign below.] Today at its E3 conference in LA, Microsoft revealed a brand new mode for Halo 5 called "Warzone." It basically looks like PlanetSide, Halo-style. and features tons of...
Microsoft conference photo
Microsoft conference

Watch Microsoft's E3 conference right here


Do you have a copy of Battletoads?
Jun 15
// Chris Carter
Microsoft is revving up for its 2015 E3 press conference right now, which is set to start at 12:30 PM EDT today. Rumors point to a Gears of War remaster reveal, as well as possible Battletoads and Banjo-Kazooi...
Gears of War photo
Gears of War

Another day, another E3 leak -- this time it's about Gears of War


Releasing August 25, apparently
Jun 15
// Vikki Blake
We knew it was a possibility, but a Russian Gears of War website has revealed further details about a remastered Gears of War collection heading to the Xbox One. The leak -- which comes courtesy of Siliconera and Tmag.it...
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E3 2015: Rare

E3 Predictions: Banjo-Threeie and Battletoads


Educated guess
Jun 12
// Jed Whitaker
If any game would be described as a "uniquely RARE game" and a "career highlight" it would be Banjo-Threeie, which may very well be getting announced at E3 next week. The URL banjothreeie.com used to redirect to the Rare webs...
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

It looks like even more Xbox One exclusives will skip E3


Scalebound and Crackdown
Jun 12
// Chris Carter
We already knew that Quantum Break would be skipping E3 this year, but now thanks to Microsoft, we have information on a few other games that will not make an appearance. According to Xbox Wire, both Crackdown&...
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NPD

May NPD: PS4 back on top, Witcher reigns, Splatoon surprises


PS4 software sales dominate the bone
Jun 11
// Robert Summa
After just a month in the top spot, the Xbox One gave way to the PlayStation 4 for the month of May, according to the latest NPD numbers released. But the PS4 didn't just sell hardware, the system also outsold the Xbox One fo...
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Halo

All new Halo games will be publicly beta tested first, says 343i head


Beta safe than sorry, right?
Jun 11
// Vikki Blake
From here on in, all new Halo games will be preceded by public beta testing.  "Going forward, you will never see a Halo game coming out without a beta. [Master Chief Collection] was obviously painful for our fans and for...
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Halo 5 no co-op

Halo 5 campaign doesn't have splitscreen co-op


Preserve 60FPS gameplay
Jun 10
// Steven Hansen
I have only ever played Halo campaigns in split-screen, couch-sharing co-op. This streak will end with Halo 5: Guardians, according to this month's Game Informer cover story, because Halo 5 does not support splitscreen co-op,...
Halo 5 story details photo
Halo 5 story details

Nathan Fillion returning for Halo 5: Guardians


Fresh story details
Jun 09
// Jordan Devore
Uncanny. Nathan Fillion, who played Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck in the well-liked Halo 3: ODST, will be back for Halo 5: Guardians. That's him up there looking like his usual dashing self. Game Informer has new details about...
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Xbox One price cut is permanent, gets new 1TB model


Yep, it comes with Halo
Jun 09
// Mike Cosimano
After an Amazon leak confirmed the existence of an Xbox One model with a 1TB hard drive, Microsoft has officially announced both the new SKU and a price drop for the 500GB model, along with the new Xbox One controller. The co...
E3 2015 photo
E3 2015

E3 2015: A look back at the most memorable moments of E3


Do you remember these classic moments?
Jun 08
// CJ Andriessen
We are a week away from E3 2015, which is promising to be the most exciting yet. An estimated 50,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event to try out the latest and greatest video games from the top developers and...
Forza 6 photo
Forza 6

It looks like Forza 6 details were just leaked


By way of Xbox Japan
Jun 07
// Chris Carter
Ah Microsoft. What will you have left to unveil at E3 after all of your reveals are leaked beforehand? Throw another one up on the pile, as Forza Motorsport 6 has been leaked by way of Xbox.jp. The site is down now, but it wi...
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Amazon confirms Microsoft's poorly-kept E3 surprises


The cat is so far out of the bag
Jun 05
// Brett Makedonski
Every company goes through the pre-E3 rumor mill. Most of them are just the subject of well-founded (or sometime ill-founded) speculation. The build-up to Microsoft's show has been a little different in that most of the gossi...
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Minecraft

All Mojang staff were offered $300K not to leave company


Please stay with us at Microsoft
Jun 04
// Laura Kate Dale
Thanks to an excerpt from a new Minecraft book published on Wired, we're finally starting to get a bit of an inside look at what happened at Mojang when Microsoft was in the process of purchasing the company.  Perhaps th...
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt photo
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Are you having problems playing The Witcher 3 on Xbox One?


You're not alone
Jun 04
// Vikki Blake
Commenters on reddit and NeoGAF have reported issues with playing digital copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One. The error -- coded "0x87de2726" -- was confirmed by Microsoft as a licensing issue,...
Gears of War photo
Gears of War

Gears of War studio Black Tusk rebranded as The Coalition


We'll see the new game on June 15
Jun 03
// Jordan Devore
Black Tusk Studios has taken over development on the Gears of War franchise now that Microsoft owns the property. Previously, the studio was working on its own IP, which we caught a glimpse of during E3 2013. Sounds like we w...
White Xbox photo
White Xbox

That white Xbox One Master Chief bundle's available now


And Microsoft says it's limited
Jun 02
// Brett Makedonski
Do you have an urge to pick up an Xbox One, but aren't so keen on the black design that sinks into the background of every entertainment center? You need a console that pops, a hot white machine that boldly writes off any pre...
Windows 10 leak photo
Windows 10 leak

Did NewEgg just leak Windows 10 pricing and release date?


Placeholder or probability
May 31
// Niero Gonzalez
[Update: Microsoft has confirmed the downloadable version of Windows 10 will be released on July 29.] Why did Windows OEM prices quietly go up by $10? Because 7 8 9 herpa derp. Windows 10, the long-awaited update to make Wind...
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Silent Hills Rumor

Rumor that Microsoft is buying Silent Hills for billions is ridiculous


Push the truck and get a Mew!
May 29
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that this rumor isn't true. My history of being right at all times about all things continues.] There is a rumor getting posted on basically every gaming website saying Microsoft ...
Xbox photo
Xbox

Xbox boss: We have just as much in store for gamescom as E3


Microsoft looking to capitalize
May 29
// Brett Makedonski
Everyone knows that E3 is the crème de la crème of shows for publishers. They want to put their best foot forward, as it's the biggest event of the year for them. That's especially true for platform-ho...
Hot controller reads photo
Hot controller reads

Oops: An Austrian retailer leaked images of the new Xbox One controller


All but confirmed now
May 29
// Brett Makedonski
As if yesterday's rumor that Microsoft is set to reveal an improved Xbox One controller in June wasn't substantiated enough, we have an international retailer to help back everything up. Bless those international retailers; t...
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Halo 3: ODST goes 1080p60

Halo 3: ODST comes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection this Friday?


Free if you played before Dec. 19, 2014
May 26
// Jed Whitaker
[Update: The release date listing for the ODST campaign was a placeholder, according to the official Halo Twitter account. "We continue final testing and will make an official announcement once our release date is determined...

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