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10:30 AM on 11.21.2013

Next Tomb Raider is Lara's next chapter of development

Brian Horton, the Senior Art Director at Crystal Dynamics, is really excited that the next Tomb Raider has been announced so he can talk about it. Horton explained the direction of the sequel's story, saying that "The Tomb Ra...

Joshua Derocher

10:00 AM on 11.20.2013

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls beta starting by end of year

Along with a small Friends and Family Beta, Blizzard have decided to invite 3,000 of the most active Diablo III players to check out Reaper of Souls. This Friends and Family Beta is happening now, and a closed beta should be ...

Joshua Derocher

9:00 AM on 11.20.2013

Titanfall sequels could be on the PlayStation 4

During one of EA's investor calls, Blake J. Jorgenson, EA's CFO and Executive Vice President, said "I'm sure that there will be future Titanfalls at some point that may be on multiple product platforms." This matches what the...

Joshua Derocher

6:20 PM on 11.19.2013

Amazon's opening up Xbox One pre-orders again tomorrow

You've had a solid five months to make the arrangements to get an Xbox One. If you want the console immediately but have somehow neglected to pre-order it, Amazon's giving you one last shot. Take advantage of it. Starting tom...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Mega Man X returns in Dead Rising 3

Capcom is keeping the tradition of goofy and referential costumes going strong in Dead Rising. With homages to many different movies and Capcom games in the past, this series knows how to hit all the right notes with fans. A...

Alessandro Fillari

8:00 AM on 11.09.2013

Analyst: Microsoft losing $2 billion on Xbox annually

Microsoft is losing billions of dollars on its Xbox business, Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund suggests. Speaking with investors recently, the soothsayer indicated the company's entertainment and devices division is hemorrhaging ...

Kyle MacGregor

1:15 PM on 11.08.2013

BioWare teases new Mass Effect title

During the celebration of yesterday's Mass Effect holiday, N7 Day, BioWare developers surprised fans by tweeting some pictures of an upcoming and unannounced titles they're working on. During his tweet, BioWare producer Micha...

Alessandro Fillari

12:45 PM on 11.08.2013

The network isn't there yet for Xbox One cloud streaming

In late September, word got out that Microsoft was testing cloud streaming of Halo 4 to Windows Phone and PC. Speaking about this internal prototype with Polygon, Xbox senior director of product management and planning Albert...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 11.07.2013

Spencer: Resolution talk will ease once Xbox One launches

A real hot-button topic in the games industry right now revolves around some major multiplatform titles running at higher resolutions on PlayStation 4 than on Xbox One. It's a legitimate concern, as it raises the issue of exa...

Brett Makedonski







Microsoft's gifting free games and consoles to lucky fans photo
Microsoft's gifting free games and consoles to lucky fans
by Brett Makedonski

Were you an Xbox Live subscriber on Xbox 360? If so, you might want to go check your email; there may be a free game or even an Xbox One waiting for you. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Xbox has been sending out gifts to some of its patrons this morning, no strings attached. In a note that says "You're a fan of us, and we're a fan of you," the Xbox team shows a token of its appreciation by offering up a free game at launch. An extremely lucky few have received emails announcing that they've won an Xbox One console with a host of launch games and a year of Live.

It's a nice gesture from Xbox to offer something like this with absolutely no catch. No participation required, no obligation, just a thank you to its supporters.

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1:15 PM on 11.06.2013

Holy F**k: Xbox One redeems codes fast

Major Nelson took to Vine to show off how quickly Xbox One's Kinect can read QR codes. Watching this, I wouldn't be opposed to seeing the end of the days of typing in 25 random characters. In the time it took you to read this, an Xbox One could've scanned 2,491 codes (all numbers approximate).

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 11.03.2013

Microsoft: 1st party studios not needed to make AAA games

With the Xbox One a few weeks away, one doesn't have to dig too deep into Microsoft's launch library to see that killer exclusives don't all have to be developed in-house. Speaking on an IGN podcast, Microsoft Studios' Phil S...

Wesley Ruscher

12:15 PM on 10.23.2013

Microsoft testing their own version of Google Glass

Do you know what a glasshole is? That's a street term for a person that uses Google Glass. I like the term, but I'm not hating on Glass users. Have you tried Google Glass. I have, and I think it's really neat. It seems that M...

Dale North

8:30 AM on 08.20.2013

Xbox exclusives: Peggle 2 and PvZ: Garden Warfare

PopCap Games have a couple of their new games locked up with Microsoft. Announced today at a pre-gamescom press conference, both Peggle 2 and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare are Xbox exclusives.  Peggle 2 comes to Xbo...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 07.25.2013

Xbox One's Achievements designed to evolve with games

One of the biggest changes to the Achievement system in the transition from Xbox 360 to Xbox One is the ability for developers to add Achievements whenever they feel fit. Microsoft has already said that there will be restrict...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 07.08.2013

Bungie co-founder takes credit/blame for Halo's pistol

Love it or hate it, Halo's iconic pistol will be remembered where so many other firearms featured in first-person shooters will not. Speaking to IGN in a rare interview appearance, Bungie co-founder Jason Jones recounted how ...

Jordan Devore