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4:45 PM on 07.11.2014

Xbox One games can now offer demos that unlock the full version

I came to really appreciate the way Microsoft handled demos on Xbox 360. Xbox Live Arcade titles were required to offer them, and if you liked what you played in the trial, it was super easy to upgrade to the full thing right...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 07.11.2014

Xbox sale: GTA V, Need for Speed Rivals, Crysis 3

We're about halfway through the Xbox Ultimate Games Sale, and the daily deals are really starting to heat up. While Grand Theft Auto V is the most high-profile of the bunch, the rest are no slouches. The likes of Need fo...

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 07.10.2014

Microsoft CEO's vision for the company includes Xbox

In an email to employees made public this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella went over his strategy for the company in what he calls "a mobile-first and cloud-first world." As part of the address, he covered his thoughts on...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 07.10.2014

Xbox sale: Garden Warfare, Assassin's Creed Liberation, Black Ops II

On the third day of Xbox's Ultimate Games Sale, you can pick up two games that are relatively new to the platform. Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is probably the most enticing, but don't sleep on the Xbox 360 HD port...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Oh hey, an excuse to talk about Banjo-Kazooie

Before 4J Studios became involved with the console versions of Minecraft, it ported Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie to Xbox Live Arcade -- rather well, I might add. If you haven't yet played them on Xbox 360, they're worth a re...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 07.09.2014

Xbox One systems can't become dev kits, after all (Update)

[Update: Hmm. In a statement to Kotaku, Microsoft says "The comments today were inaccurate. We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solution for developers and hobbyists to create games for Xbox One. We will share m...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 07.09.2014

Xbox sale: Halo 4, Dragon Age II, WWE 2K14

Given that Halo is one of Xbox's headlining games, it makes perfect sense that it'd headline a sale. Well, at least part of a sale. The second day of Xbox's Ultimate Games Sale sees five new titles discounted, Halo 4&nbs...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 07.08.2014

Microsoft's new promotion offers $75 credit for players to upgrade to Xbox One

Microsoft's doing all that it can to get some of its most loyal Xbox 360 users to take the plunge and invest in an Xbox One. Their most recent tactic appears to be offering $75 credit to anyone in the US that makes the upgrad...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 07.08.2014

New Xbox One update snapping to life in a few days

Microsoft sure is on a roll with updating the Xbox One. For several months in a row now, it's continually refined the console's infrastructure to rectify what consumers have identified as its shortcomings. July's update is r...

Brett Makedonski

7:15 PM on 07.07.2014

Video: 343 teases Halo 2: Anniversary game modes and 'Gungoose'

During 343 Industries' stint at RTX 2014, they announced some multiplayer game modes which will appear in Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, coming by way of the Halo: Master Chief Collection to the Xbox One this Fall. They also announced a modified version of Halo 2's Mongoose vehicle, called the Gungoose.

Bill Zoeker

7:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Xbox sale: Zoo Tycoon, Titanfall & a bunch of 360 games

The following will be available tomorrow only, very helpfully without prices. Thanks. At least you can click links to check the pricing here.  

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Halo 2 gets the Mongoose with a gun in Master Chief Collection

When Microsoft revealed Halo: The Master Chief Collection at E3, it mentioned that Halo 2 would get the anniversary treatment to commemorate ten years since its release. One of the ways this will happen is through t...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 07.06.2014

You can buy PC compatible, standalone Kinect v2 for $200

As the Kinect is wrest free from the Xbox One, it will be available for standalone purchase directly from Microsoft.  This is meant to serve as a development tool, not something you should buy for your Xbox One -- that's...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 07.04.2014

Cole seems to be returning for the next Gears of War

Hey, remember there's a new Gears of War game coming at some point? Well Lester Speight, the voice actor for the Augustus Cole "Train" character, has confirmed that he has been contacted to return to the series. When ask...

Chris Carter

6:30 PM on 07.03.2014

Forza Horizon 2 will have a digital personal assistant named ANNA

Forza Horizon 2 is coming to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this year, and more details are starting to arise with every passing week. The latest development is "ANNA," the "digital personal assistant" of Forza Horizon 2, w...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 06.27.2014

Xbox One profiles are coming to Xbox.com

Xbox.com user profiles are getting an overhaul soon, and with these updates comes the ability to view Xbox One profiles on the web. That of course means viewing and comparing Achievements with friends -- nothing new there --...

Jordan Devore