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2:01 AM on 09.25.2014

Review: Forza Horizon 2

The original Forza Horizon impressed us back in 2012 with its ability to incorporate what we already loved about Forza Motorsport into an absolutely massive open-world sandbox racing game, while not completely ditching its si...

Brett Zeidler


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2:30 PM on 09.23.2014

Xbox discounts Spider-Man, 1001 Spikes, and a lot of Mass Effect DLC

As part of this week's Deals with Gold promotion, Microsoft's slashing prices by a third across three Xbox One games. Web-slinging Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($40.19), shadowy noir Contrast ($10.04), and death s...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 AM on 09.09.2014

Microsoft's TGS lineup includes few Japanese games

Microsoft has revealed its Tokyo Game Show lineup, and one has to wonder how much it will resonate the crowd next week at the Makuhari Messe convention center. Japan has never embraced the Xbox brand, largely due to a lack of software designed to appeal to the local market, and a slate of titles like this doesn't figure to bring about a sea change.

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 PM on 08.24.2014

DDoS attackers now tied to Xbox Live outages

Xbox Live users are now reporting intermittent sign-in issues, and the group claiming responsibility for today's PlayStation Network attacks and bomb threat is again taking credit. Microsoft seems to be aware of the...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Xbox is shuttling PAX-goers to the Microsoft campus to play indie games

If you're going to be in Seattle next week for PAX Prime, Xbox is giving you the opportunity to get your hands on some games before the convention even begins. Bonus perks are you get to ride in the Sunset Overdrive bus,...

Brett Makedonski

10:30 AM on 08.20.2014

Microsoft unveils Xbox 360 500GB Hard Drive

Microsoft has revealed a new accessory for the Xbox 360 -- the 500GB Hard Drive. Yep, that's 360, not "One," as the prior generation is getting the upgrade here. It'll cost $110 for the privilege, although no release date out...

Chris Carter



The Halo Channel is a huge indicator of Microsoft's plans for the franchise photo
The Halo Channel is a huge indicator of Microsoft's plans for the franchise
by Brett Makedonski

Xbox's flagship franchise isn't something that Microsoft's going to stray from anytime soon. Why would it? If there was any doubt about Halo's lasting appeal, it was dashed with the E3 reveal of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Life was suddenly jolted into fans of the franchise as many that weren't on-board with the Xbox One resigned themselves to getting the console primarily to pick up the four-in-one package.

As The Master Chief Collection provides an experience that ties together the included titles, Microsoft wants to offer a means to tie together everything Halo that fans could possibly want. At the company's gamescom 2014 press briefing, The Halo Channel was introduced, and during a speed run meeting with 343 Industries, we got a better glimpse at what it'll be like.

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1:45 PM on 08.01.2014

Xbox has 'big reveals' planned for its trip to gamescom

If its word is to be believed, Xbox is going to take advantage of its time at the world's biggest videogame convention. When gamescom hits (and in the days leading up to it), Microsoft will hold a handful of events where rev...

Brett Makedonski

2:15 PM on 07.28.2014

Game Over: Stories of E.T. and industry failures uncovered in new trailer

You ever hear of game developers living like rock stars? That's what Atari was doing back in the '80s when it was on top of the world. Then E.T. happened, and well, it all went wrong very quickly. As part of Xbox's...

Brett Makedonski

12:15 PM on 07.15.2014

This week's Xbox Deals with Gold sale has Wolfenstein cheap(er)

Even though Microsoft just ended its summer's Ultimate Games Sale, it's not content to simply cease offering discounts altogether. Everything with a gun must go, apparently -- leading to some pretty decent prices on both Xbox...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Xbox sale: BioShock Infinite, Peggle 2, Painkiller

Here we are, the final day of this Xbox 360 sale. It's like last call at the bar, your mind just a little blurry from one too many vodka tonics, and that damn Semisonic song just came on over the speakers. You know you're goi...

Brett Makedonski





9:00 AM on 07.12.2014

Xbox sale: South Park, Peggle, Left 4 Dead 2

No, it's not Xbox 360 newcomer Peggle 2, and yeah, Left 4 Dead 2's pretty old at this point. And anyone that's interested in Madden 25 would probably be better served by waiting for the next iteration in the franchi...

Brett Makedonski

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

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

12:40 PM on 06.09.2014

Cuphead, Plague Inc. Evolved, Threes, more coming to Xbox One

[Update: More games reconfirmed or announced, plus loads of trailers added.] Microsoft just showed off some of the additional ID@Xbox games we can expect from indie developers. Of note are Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Cu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:57 AM on 06.09.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity to have four-player co-op

Ubisoft just showed off gameplay for Assassin's Creed Unity for the first time, and as part of the reveal they announced that there will be four-player co-op. This is the "biggest playground ever. Hundreds of quests, ac...

Hamza CTZ Aziz