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2:30 PM on 01.29.2014

New Gears of War is just a week into development

Microsoft has acquired the rights to Gears of War from Epic Games and tasked Black Tusk Studios with development of the next installment. The time frame of this deal hasn't been made clear, leaving lots of room for speculatio...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 01.28.2014

Microsoft's working on something similar to 1 vs 100

One of the most well-received experiments of the Xbox 360 era was the interactive adaption of popular gameshow 1 vs. 100. The social trivia experience is fondly remembered by most, and fans have expressed their interest in it...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 01.27.2014

Black Tusk is focusing on Gears over its original IP

Black Tusk Studios sounded familiar when the news about Microsoft's acquisition of Gears of War broke this morning. At E3 2013, the team showed off an untitled new IP during Microsoft's press conference. If that doesn't ring...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 01.10.2014

Undead Labs signs multi-title agreement with Microsoft

After releasing State of Decay for Xbox 360 and PC, Undead Labs has decided to commit to Microsoft Studios -- the studio has signed a multi-year, multi-title agreement. "We'll be able to share details later this year, but as ...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 01.09.2014

Ex-Destiny writer Joe Staten returns to Microsoft

Microsoft studio manager Mike Ybarra has announced that Joe Staten is back at Microsoft Studios. Joe was formerly with Bungie where he worked on Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST. He also wrote Halo: Cont...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Sabrewulf is the next free Killer Instinct character photo
Sabrewulf is the next free Killer Instinct character
by Jordan Devore

Killer Instinct has swapped out its first free playable character as of a new 675MB update. Since launch in November, Jago has been freely available to test out. Now, it's Sabrewulf.

The full list of patch notes from developer Double Helix can be viewed at the link below. There's balancing and general improvements, like a forced pause when player two's controller is removed and the display of rank-up/rank-down notifications for both players at the start of a match.

As someone who hasn't been playing the game and can't comment on specific gameplay tweaks with any real confidence, I will say it's nice to see those nasty "Chosen One" Achievements reduced. Previously, players needed to 2,000 matches completed with each character. That number is now a more sane 200 wins, which should be great news for completionists.

KILLER INSTINCT 1/2/2014 Update w. Dev Notes [Double Helix Games via OXM]

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12:15 PM on 12.19.2013

Xbox One gets Max: The Curse of Brotherhood tomorrow

The more I think back to what I've played of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, the more I want to try the platformer again. To best it. The game was unexpectedly challenging in a good way. It's getting something of a surprise re...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 12.18.2013

Marvel characters are coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Ed.

I don't know that I fully grasp the appeal of premium skins in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, but I was never one to buy crap for my Avatar, either, so I'm clearly not the intended audience. If I were, however, these characters...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Minecraft sells 10 million on Xbox 360, plus a DLC sale

Damn. 10 million copies of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition have been sold to date. I'd say the person responsible for initiating the deal that would eventually lead to this version coming about deserves a raise, or a pat on the b...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 12.13.2013

Forza 5 unlikely to get night racing or weather

Speaking to IGN about the possibility of Forza Motorsport 5 getting night racing or weather effects, creative director Dan Greenawalt emphasized the amount of work that would need to go into such additions to the game. "When ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 12.03.2013

Try the Project Spark beta ... if you have Windows 8.1

While Project Spark is also coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One, for now, the game about creating games has a beta -- and it's only available for Windows 8.1 users. There's a sign-up page over here, in case you missed seeing it e...

Jordan Devore

10:30 PM on 11.21.2013

Impressions: Xbox Fitness

One thing I don't see discussed often in regards to exercise is the high price tag involved with intense workouts. Although you can find a local gym for fairly cheap and get fit on your own, getting to the next level sometime...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 11.11.2013

Rare will continue to focus on Kinect for the time being

Rare's Kinect games aren't showing signs of slowing down as much as some of us would probably like that to happen so the studio concentrates its efforts elsewhere. "When you look at the Kinect Sports franchise we've sold ove...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 11.11.2013

Forza 5 launch trailer does a lot of impressive car stuff

In the weeks leading up to the release of new consoles, we're being bombarded by a series of trailers for each and every game that's set to launch alongside its respective hardware. This isn't a surprising practice; it's all...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 11.07.2013

Adam Orth of #dealwithit infamy speaks about the fallout

During the GDC Next panel "Mob Rules: The Destructive Power of Opinion and Online Community," Adam Orth, the former creative director of Microsoft Studios, spoke about what it has been like to be on the receiving end of inter...

Abel Girmay

5:15 PM on 11.06.2013

Microsoft starting to look at core games for Windows

Microsoft moving away from Games for Windows Live turned out to be quite the crowd-pleasing move, but the lack of games coming out on PC from the company has been nothing short of disappointing. "I think it's fair to say that...

Jordan Devore