Imagine, if you will, that you're in a GameStop plunking down money for Halo 5: Guardians well ahead of the game's release. Kenny Rogers saunters in and croons in your ear "You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to ... read
Another positive quote about Rare's unannounced game to add to the pile. Don't look so worried, Banjo!
Phil Harrison, the former corporate vice president of Xbox in Europe, recently departed from Microsoft to build a high-tec... read
That last trailer for Conker's arrival in Project Spark didn't go over so well. There was no getting around the disappointment of seeing a long abandoned (but never forgotten!) character return not in his own adventure, but ... read
It's that time of the month again. The time console warriors are able to pull out actual facts to back up their extreme fanboyism in the most heated of forum discussions.
Taking the top spot again for hardware was the PlaySta... read
Microsoft is addressing the Xbox One's excessive latent power consumption ($6-$15 worth per year) with an update, but Natural Resources Defense Council scientist Noah Horowitz says on the non-profit's website, "It may be prem... read
Microsoft has confirmed the release of two all-new The Witcher 3 Xbox One bundles for selected EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) territories.
The bundles include a standard Xbox One console, a digital code for The Witcher... read
Around this time last year, rumors were swirling surrounding a Phantom Dust reboot for Xbox One. It was eventually announced at E3 2014, but it hasn't come to fruition, and it's on an indefinite hold as of now.
However, ... read
Since the launch of the Xbox One, it hasn't exactly been a power-friendly console. The Natural Resources Defense Council came down hard on Microsoft last year for the "Instant On" feature, which consumed a ton of power while ... read
Happy Wars enjoyed a certain degree of success in the past few years on Xbox 360, reaching six million players -- they're not all paying customers, but to have that many people download your product is still impressive. It ap... read
You probably don't need to bother watching this video; it's nearly four years old at this point. That's when Gears of War 3 launched -- almost four years ago. Time flies and all that, eh?
But, Xbox just uploaded the vid... read
I can barely recall a time when my Xbox 360 hard drive wasn't full of games and DLC. It would've been before Rock Band, certainly. And the situation has only gotten more chaotic since Microsoft starting pumping out regular Ga... read
At its E3 press conference last year, Microsoft openly mocked Conker fans with a reveal that the infamous squirrel would be added to the free-to-download Project Spark. Everyone knew that this wasn't what anyone wanted ... read
Xbox players may have noticed recently that Microsoft has turned a new leaf when it comes to the quality of sales. Once known for being laughably bad, Microsoft's often very respectable Ultimate Game Sales have gone a long wa... read
It's Monday morning and I cannot handle Major Nelson's unbridled enthusiasm for the Xbox One's new "What's on" channel, a collection of "curated links to popular videos, games, movies, TV shows, and more." Clearly this is a ... read
More free stuff to download on Xbox One and Xbox 360 assuming you get around to nabbing Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious before April 10, at which point the standalone expansion becomes $10. As we said previously,... read
The Xbox One continues to make incremental updates just like the PS4, and although the April update looks rather small, it's welcome. Microsoft is adding in voice messages between Xbox One and 360 owners, dedicated servers f... read
Yeah, this is about what I would expect from a free-to-play, multiplayer-only Halo game for Russia.
That fast-forwarded run through the customization menu at 0:33 is telling -- rentable weapons, boosts, and "special offers."... read
We're at that point in the month where it's time to start thinking about which adorable kitten is waiting to replace that other adorable kitten when you flip your calendar, and less importantly, what Xbox's Games with Gold ti... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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:... read
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 ... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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 ... read feature
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... read
'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... read feature
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... read