News items tagged with microsoft

Sea of Thieves Trailer Shows Off Combat

Sea of Thieves Trailer Shows Off Combat

Rare announces a new alpha test session for swashbuckling MMO Sea of Thieves, which will feature an expanded world and explosive combat against skeletons. Though progress has been slower th...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 18 February 2017
Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 is an accessible RTS with an engrossing campaign and exciting multiplayer matches, but suffers from technical issues and...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 February 2017
State of Decay 2 Art Highlights Beauty in Apocalypse

State of Decay 2 Art Highlights Beauty in Apocalypse

Developer Undead Labs reveals a new piece of concept art for State of Decay 2, which shows off a beautiful sunset contrasted with the horror of the undead. Developer Undead Labs is hard at...

By Boston Blake on 12 February 2017
Xbox Boss Talks E3 2017 Games Lineup

Xbox Boss Talks E3 2017 Games Lineup

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer reveals that Microsoft is already planning its presentation for E3 2017, telling a fan on Twitter that he’s pleased with the lineup. 2017 may only be a month old,...

By Jason Gallagher on 29 January 2017
Halo 5 Getting Classic Helmet DLC, New Playlist

Halo 5 Getting Classic Helmet DLC, New Playlist

Microsoft and 343 Industries reveal new content coming to Halo 5: Guardians, including a big team multiplayer mode variant called Warlords and classic Halo requisition helmets. Even though...

By Derek Nichols on 27 January 2017
Phil Spencer Teases Progress on Project Scorpio

Phil Spencer Teases Progress on Project Scorpio

Xbox boss Phil Spencer teases Project Scorpio progress on Twitter, saying he’s ‘really happy’ with what the teams have been able to do with the console so far. For the bulk of the last few...

By Boston Blake on 21 January 2017
Halo Wars 2 Beta is Live; Watch a Gameplay Tutorial

Halo Wars 2 Beta is Live; Watch a Gameplay Tutorial

With the open beta finally available for Halo Wars 2, a new gameplay tutorial shows off the new mode Blitz and how it changes traditional RTS gameplay. After a very successful open beta per...

By Derek Nichols on 20 January 2017
Report: Xbox One Has Moved 26 Million Units

Report: Xbox One Has Moved 26 Million Units

According to a newly published report, Microsoft’s current generation console, Xbox One, currently has an existing install base of about 26 million units. Despite the fact that Microsoft no...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 January 2017
Microsoft is Changing How The Xbox Home Button Works

Microsoft is Changing How The Xbox Home Button Works

A new post on Xbox Wire by Mike Ybarra reveals that Microsoft is changing how the home button will work on all Xbox One Controllers in an upcoming update. Microsoft has announced that the c...

By John Jacques on 15 January 2017
Xbox Offers Congrats To Nintendo On Switch News

Xbox Offers Congrats To Nintendo On Switch News

A member of the Xbox team sent out a congratulatory message to Nintendo following its recent Switch event that revealed important details on the company’s latest console. Mike Ybarra, Xbox...

By Curt Hutson on 13 January 2017
Halo Mega Bloks: More Footage and Details Revealed

Halo Mega Bloks: More Footage and Details Revealed

Andrew Borman of Preserve Gaming History reveals more details about the cancelled Halo Mega Bloks project and releases raw gameplay footage of the game. A few days ago, footage was posted o...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 January 2017
Microsoft to 'Take Risks' After Scalebound Cancellation

Microsoft to 'Take Risks' After Scalebound Cancellation

Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer announces that the company still plans to “take risks” following the surprise cancellation of Platinum Games’ Scalebound. For those unaware, many Xbox fan...

By Kyle Sledge on 11 January 2017
Crackdown 3 Development Has Been 'Rough' Says Insider

Crackdown 3 Development Has Been 'Rough' Says Insider

Upcoming PC and Xbox One game Crackdown 3 has had a ‘rough’ development and there are ‘still issues’, though the game will not be cancelled like Scalebound, says an insider. It has been an...

By Jasmine Henry on 11 January 2017
Sea of Thieves Gameplay Video Shows Off Co-Op Features

Sea of Thieves Gameplay Video Shows Off Co-Op Features

Sea of Thieves senior designers discuss the game’s unique co-op gameplay mechanics, and reveal how players will need to communication and work together for success. While many Xbox gamers...

By Boston Blake on 11 January 2017
Project Scorpio 'Beefier' Than Halo Director Expected

Project Scorpio 'Beefier' Than Halo Director Expected

Halo boss Frank O’Connor reveals that while he can’t remember the specific specs of Project Scorpio, he does recall that they are more powerful than he expected. With Microsoft’s Project S...

By Boston Blake on 09 January 2017
Microsoft Teases 'Special Year' for Xbox Fan in 2017

Microsoft Teases 'Special Year' for Xbox Fan in 2017

Microsoft teases a ‘special year’ for Xbox gamers in 2017, also highlighting what a great year 2016 was for Xbox, including the launch of the Xbox One S console. Even without supporting sta...

By Jasmine Henry on 05 January 2017
Killer Instinct Adds Kilgore and Brings Back Ultimates

Killer Instinct Adds Kilgore and Brings Back Ultimates

In a new teaser trailer, Iron Galaxy reveals the addition of the new Kilgore character to Killer Instinct along with plans to add character specific Ultimate finisher moves. Microsoft’s fre...

By Derek Nichols on 05 January 2017
Xbox Execs Get Gamers Excited for 'Year of the Scorpio'

Xbox Execs Get Gamers Excited for 'Year of the Scorpio'

Microsoft and Xbox executives get gamers excited for the company’s upcoming console, Project Scorpio, with Xbox boss Phil Spencer saying that 2017 will be a ‘good year.’ Following Project S...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 January 2017
Will 2017 be the Year of Xbox?

Will 2017 be the Year of Xbox?

After a successful year for Xbox One, here are a few reasons 2017 could become the year of the Xbox, with the Microsoft console outselling PlayStation 4. Since 2013 when Sony and Microsoft...

By Boston Blake on 01 January 2017
Destiny Strike Boss Recreated in Halo 5 Forge

Destiny Strike Boss Recreated in Halo 5 Forge

An inventive fan creates a working Vex boss and common unit from Destiny within Halo 5: Guardian’s Forge mode, utilizing recently added upgrades to the mode. Destiny is no stranger to impre...

By Weston Albert on 30 December 2016
Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

The second week of the Xbox Live Countdown sale starts, offering up deals on high-profile titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Overwatch, and DOOM for interested gamers. With Christmas Day now over...

By Rob Gordon on 29 December 2016
Windows 10 Adding New Mode to Boost PC Game Performance

Windows 10 Adding New Mode to Boost PC Game Performance

Twitter user finds code for new Xbox-style game mode in leaked Windows 10 update, which should boost PC performance by reallocating resources to games. Hints have surfaced that Windows 10 m...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 29 December 2016
Forza Motorsport 7 Leaked by Fanatec

Forza Motorsport 7 Leaked by Fanatec

The development of Forza Motorsport 7 is leaked by wheel manufacturer Fanatec, after a post on the company’s forums from CEO Thomas Jackermeier confirmed the game. The Forza Motorsport seri...

By Rob Gordon on 24 December 2016
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Criticizes Console Exclusive DLC

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Criticizes Console Exclusive DLC

Speaking to fans on Twitter, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer criticizes the practice of console exclusive DLC, and discusses how to grow the console gaming market. Consoles used to compete for co...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 December 2016
Xbox Countdown Sale Begins

Xbox Countdown Sale Begins

The Xbox Countdown Sale begins, with discounts on the year’s biggest titles including Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and more. As we near the end of the holiday...

By Boston Blake on 19 December 2016
Gears of War 4 Adds Snowball Cannon, Ugly Sweater DLC

Gears of War 4 Adds Snowball Cannon, Ugly Sweater DLC

Gears of War 4 celebrates the season of good cheer with Gearsmas, a DLC package that includes icy boomshots, snowball fights, and crossplay functionality. A little more than a week till Ch...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 16 December 2016
GR Pick: A Look Back At Gears of War

GR Pick: A Look Back At Gears of War

Fans of Gears of War can take a look back at the origin of the series, and explore how events in Cliff Bleszinski’s life actually shapes the third-person shooter franchise.

By John Jacques on 20 October 2016
Scariest Moments in Gears Of War

Scariest Moments in Gears Of War

Game Rant takes a look at the scariest moments from the entire Gears of War franchise, digging up what we believe are the most memorable moments from Marcus Fenix.

By John Jacques on 20 October 2016
Alan Wake Dev Focusing on Multiplayer Games

Alan Wake Dev Focusing on Multiplayer Games

Remedy Entertainment announces that it will start focusing on multiplayer and cooperative gameplay experiences that will retain its focus on storytelling.

By Dalton Cooper on 16 September 2016
Quantum Break Delayed on Steam and at Retail

Quantum Break Delayed on Steam and at Retail

Microsoft and THQ Nordic officially announce that the Steam and PC retail launch of Quantum Break gets a delay from its initial release date of September 14. Ahead of its release in April o...

By Jasmine Henry on 31 August 2016
Quantum Break Dev Working to Fix Bugs

Quantum Break Dev Working to Fix Bugs

Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment says that it is “working diligently” to fix the game’s various issues, including frame-rate and slowdown.

By Jasmine Henry on 16 July 2016
Quantum Break is Biggest Selling New Microsoft  IP

Quantum Break is Biggest Selling New Microsoft IP

One week after release, Microsoft confirms that Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break is the ‘biggest selling, new Microsoft Studios IP this generation.’

By Maxwell Jeffery on 16 July 2016
New Games for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

New Games for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Microsoft reveals ten more games for the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program, including The Witcher 2, Sam & Max Save the World and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

By Rob Gordon on 23 June 2016
Quantum Break Dev's Future Games Could Have Multiplayer

Quantum Break Dev's Future Games Could Have Multiplayer

As Quantum Break garners positive feedback, Remedy Entertainment Creative Director Sam Lake talks about adding multiplayer in the studio’s next title. Now that gamers have had a chance to g...

By John Jacques on 31 March 2016
Free Gears of War

Free Gears of War

The Coalition announces that anyone that buys Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and plays it online before the end of 2015 will receive the rest of the Gears games for free.

By Dalton Cooper on 20 July 2015
ID @ Xbox (Gamescom 2014 Montage)

ID @ Xbox (Gamescom 2014 Montage)

Microsoft is bringing great PC games including Space Engineers, Goat Simulator and SuperHot to Xbox One thanks to the [email protected] program.

By Jasmine Henry on 30 May 2014
Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Revealed by ESRB

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Revealed by ESRB

A recent rating by the ESRB suggests Microsoft and Halfbrick are readying ‘Fruit Ninja Kinect 2’ for release on the Xbox One.

By Anthony Taormina on 30 May 2014
‘Gears of War 3’ Will Evolve The Series ‘Away From Camp’

‘Gears of War 3’ Will Evolve The Series ‘Away From Camp’

Epic Games’ Cliffy B feels that the ‘Gears of War’ series can be more like ‘Band of Brothers,’ explaining how he would change Maria’s death scene in the last game if given the chance.

By Andrew Dyce on 20 July 2011
The Official ‘Gears of War’ Timeline Infographic

The Official ‘Gears of War’ Timeline Infographic

Refresh your memory of events past in the ‘Gears of War’ universe with this handy timeline that Epic Games has put out.

By Trung Bui on 20 July 2011
Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade is right around the corner, and we have your complete release schedule complete with price points for titles like ‘Bastion’ and ‘From Dust.’

By Anthony Taormina on 30 May 2011
‘The Gunstringer’ Will Retail for $40, Includes Free ‘Fruit Ninja Kinect’

‘The Gunstringer’ Will Retail for $40, Includes Free ‘Fruit Ninja Kinect’

‘The Gunstringer’ is coming, and he’s not alone. ‘Fruit Ninja Kinect’ will also come with the retail title, and the whole package will be available for just $40.

By Riley Little on 30 May 2011
Is the Hardcore Gamer Hurting Video Game Culture?

Is the Hardcore Gamer Hurting Video Game Culture?

Nintendo continues to draw crowds of non-gamers. We take a look at why hardcore gamers just can’t understand the appeal of the Wii.

By Jonathan Poole on 30 May 2010