News items tagged with microsoft

Gears of War 4 Gets Cross-Play Mode

Gears of War 4 Gets Cross-Play Mode

The Coalition announces that a brand new cross-play social multiplayer playlist that pits PC players against Xbox One users will go live in Gears of War 4 today.

By Brad Jones on 20 July 2017
Scalebound's Cancellation 'Better for Xbox Gamers'

Scalebound's Cancellation 'Better for Xbox Gamers'

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, says that the decision to cancel Platinum Games’ action-RPG Scalebound was ‘difficult’ but that it’s a decision that is ‘better for Xbox gamers.’

By Jasmine Henry on 29 June 2017
Scalebound Cancelled

Scalebound Cancelled

After a morning of rumors regarding the fate of Platinum Games’ Scalebound, Microsoft has officially announced that development of the action-RPG has been cancelled.

By Rory Young on 29 June 2017
Microsoft Removes Scalebound Trailers

Microsoft Removes Scalebound Trailers

Following the cancellation of highly anticipated PlatinumGames title Scalebound, publisher Microsoft Studios has begun removing all game trailers from YouTube.

By AJ Caulfield on 29 June 2017
Scalebound Director Apologizes for Game's Cancellation

Scalebound Director Apologizes for Game's Cancellation

Hideki Kamiya personally apologizes over Twitter to Scalebound fans for the game’s cancellation and denies rumors of his alleged mental health issues.

By F. O'Sullivan on 29 June 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.

By Kyle Sledge on 29 June 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.

By Derek Nichols on 22 June 2017
Halo Wars 2: No Physical Release on PC in the US

Halo Wars 2: No Physical Release on PC in the US

343 Industries and Microsoft officially confirm the decision to not release physical copies for the PC version of the forthcoming real-time strategy game, Halo Wars 2.

By Kyle Sledge on 22 June 2017
No Ranked Multiplayer for Halo Wars 2 at Launch

No Ranked Multiplayer for Halo Wars 2 at Launch

It’s been confirmed that ranked multiplayer will not be available in Halo Wars 2 at launch, with the first season of competitive play set to get underway shortly after the game’s release.

By Brad Jones on 22 June 2017
Destiny, Halo 2 Writer Working on Crackdown 3

Destiny, Halo 2 Writer Working on Crackdown 3

Destiny and Halo 2 writer Joseph Staten confirms that he is working on the Crackdown 3 story, also telling a fan that the game captures the ‘classic’ Crackdown feel.

By Jasmine Henry on 16 April 2017
Report: Xbox Project Scorpio Will Have Internal Power Supply

Report: Xbox Project Scorpio Will Have Internal Power Supply

With E3 2017 looming ever closer on the horizon, the pace of news regarding the follow-up to the Xbox One has begun to quicken. Micro...

By Cody Gravelle on 13 March 2017
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.

By Rob Gordon on 04 March 2017
Microsoft Announces Xbox Live Creators Program

Microsoft Announces Xbox Live Creators Program

During GDC 2017, Microsoft announced the Xbox Live Creators Program, making it the company’s second big announcement at the event aft...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 March 2017
Sunset Overdrive Sequel Would Depend on Microsoft

Sunset Overdrive Sequel Would Depend on Microsoft

Though the zippy open-world shooter title Sunset Overdrive gained quite a following upon its release in 2014, the series has remained at a standstill. Today, Insomniac Games president Ted Price stated...

By AJ Caulfield on 23 February 2017
The Next Halo Will Have Split Screen Mode

The Next Halo Will Have Split Screen Mode

A common criticism levied at Halo 5: Guardians was 343’s controversial decision to remove split-screen from the game. It seems as though 343 learned its lesson from the fan backlash for dec...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 February 2017
February Games With Gold Includes Project Cars

February Games With Gold Includes Project Cars

Microsoft officially unveils the titles to be available in February 2017’s Games with Gold, including Project CARS and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.

By Kyle Sledge on 22 February 2017
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
GTA 4: Microsoft Working on Frame Rate Fixes for XB1

GTA 4: Microsoft Working on Frame Rate Fixes for XB1

Microsoft continues to search for solutions in order to fix the frame rate issues plaguing the backward compatible version of Grand Theft Auto 4 for Xbox One. Without a doubt, Microsoft’s d...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 February 2017
Scalebound Director Reportedly Took Time Off for Health

Scalebound Director Reportedly Took Time Off for Health

According to industry insider Shinobi602, development of the now-cancelled Scalebound was so taxing that director Hideki Kamiya had to take time off for mental health concerns.

By Alexander Pan on 13 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 a lack of content for Blitz mode.

By Dalton Cooper on 12 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
Microsoft Responds to Gears of War 4 Server Issues

Microsoft Responds to Gears of War 4 Server Issues

Microsoft responds to Gears of War 4 server issues by extending Season Pass services and offering a double XP weekend to make up for the server downtime.

By Boston Blake on 29 January 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 28 January 2017
Microsoft Removes Xbox One Snap Mode

Microsoft Removes Xbox One Snap Mode

In apparent efforts to improve multitasking and dashboard speed, Microsoft removes the Xbox One Snap, the feature that allows players to view an additional panel during gameplay. While the...

By AJ Caulfield on 28 January 2017
Xbox's Project Scorpio Will Run Some Games in Native 4K

Xbox's Project Scorpio Will Run Some Games in Native 4K

Xbox Head Phil Spencer reconfirms that the Project Scorpio console will be capable of running some games in native 4K resolution, stating he is confident about the console. Xbox Chief Phil...

By John Jacques on 28 January 2017
Dead Rising 4 Gets Two New Difficulty Modes and a Demo

Dead Rising 4 Gets Two New Difficulty Modes and a Demo

Capcom announces that an upcoming update for Dead Rising 4 will introduce two new difficulty modes to the title, along with a free timed demo of the game. The return of Frank West in Dead R...

By John Jacques on 27 January 2017
Xbox One Update Adds Unique Copilot Mode

Xbox One Update Adds Unique Copilot Mode

Microsoft tests an updated version of the Xbox Guide interface for its Insider users, revealing a new “copilot” mode that allows players to use multiple controllers on the same profile. Mic...

By AJ Caulfield on 25 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
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 16 January 2017
Modder Turns Xbox One S Into a Laptop

Modder Turns Xbox One S Into a Laptop

Well-known console modder Ben Heck pulls apart an Xbox One S and uses the components to create an Xbox One laptop that plays games and movies on the go. When Xbox launched the Xbox One S in...

By Boston Blake on 16 January 2017
Phantom Dust is 'Going Well' Says Microsoft

Phantom Dust is 'Going Well' Says Microsoft

Microsoft general manager Shannon Loftis confirms that development of Phantom Dust is ‘going well’ and that the company wants to make sure that the game is ‘great.’ Card-based action JRPG P...

By Jasmine Henry on 12 January 2017
Halo Mega Bloks Game Was 'Exploratory Project'

Halo Mega Bloks Game Was 'Exploratory Project'

Head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross discusses the recent footage of the cancelled Halo Mega Bloks game, revealing more details about the ill-fated project. A couple of days ago, footage surf...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 January 2017
Xbox Live November Games With Gold Confirmed

Xbox Live November Games With Gold Confirmed

The Xbox Games With Gold November 2016 lineup is now announced by Microsoft, delivering four drastically different titles to Xbox gamers at no extra cost.

By John Jacques on 10 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
Xbox Unsure if Scorpio Will Appear Before E3 2017

Xbox Unsure if Scorpio Will Appear Before E3 2017

Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer reveals on Twitter that he is unsure as to whether the upcoming Project Scorpio Xbox console will make its appearance prior to E3 2017. It’s rare to see a mid-...

By Rob Gordon on 09 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 09 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 04 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 04 January 2017
Halo: MCC Issues Could Still Be Fixed

Halo: MCC Issues Could Still Be Fixed

343 Industries community manager Brian Jarrard responds to gamer concerns about Halo: The Master Chief Collection and lets players know the game’s issues aren’t forgotten. When Halo: The Ma...

By Boston Blake on 04 January 2017
Crackdown 3 Targeting Holiday 2017 Release Date

Crackdown 3 Targeting Holiday 2017 Release Date

Crackdown 3’s developers confirm that the game is now targeting a holiday 2017 release date and that the game will have 4K support on Project Scorpio.

By Jasmine Henry on 03 January 2017
Xbox One Red Controller Releases This Month

Xbox One Red Controller Releases This Month

Microsoft announces a new red Xbox One controller that will be available to purchase from GameStop and the Microsoft Store beginning Tuesday, January 10th. Xbox 360 had a wide variety of co...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 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 30 December 2016
The 9 Best Final Xbox One S Deals for the Year

The 9 Best Final Xbox One S Deals for the Year

Does the new year demand a new Xbox? The Xbox One S deals aren’t dead just yet (though they will be soon) with some holiday clingers still in the works at a few retailers. Some of them are...

By Dealzon on 30 December 2016
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 29 December 2016
Xbox One Deal Gets Players Gifts Based on Retailer

Xbox One Deal Gets Players Gifts Based on Retailer

Microsoft announces a special Xbox One and Xbox One S promotion that allows gamers to get a free gift with the purchase of a new console that varies by retailer. Even though PlayStation 4 h...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 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 26 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 25 December 2016
50% of Xbox One Players Use Backward Compatibility

50% of Xbox One Players Use Backward Compatibility

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, reveals that almost 50% of Xbox One owners use the backward compatibility feature which allows Xbox 360 games to be played on the console. When it was announ...

By Jasmine Henry on 25 December 2016
State of Decay 2 News Coming at E3 2017

State of Decay 2 News Coming at E3 2017

Undead Labs announces to fans that they can see more gameplay of State of Decay 2 at E3 2017 in June, as well as learn the game’s release date and platforms. Microsoft’s E3 2016 press confe...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 December 2016
Minecraft Announces Fallout-Themed DLC

Minecraft Announces Fallout-Themed DLC

Fallout-themed DLC is coming to Minecraft as the “Fallout Mash-Up Pack” gives the blocky building game a Wasteland makeover, also adding new character skins and enemies. One of the biggest...

By Jasmine Henry on 18 December 2016
Bill Gates is the Best Secret Santa Ever

Bill Gates is the Best Secret Santa Ever

One Redditor got burned in last year’s Secret Santa, so good guy Bill Gates takes it upon himself to make up for it with a super special Christmas gift. Bill Gates has made a name for himse...

By Sarah Fields on 17 December 2016
BioShock Trilogy Added to XB1 Backward Compatibility

BioShock Trilogy Added to XB1 Backward Compatibility

Microsoft makes each title in 2K and Irrational Games’ BioShock trilogy available on Xbox One by way of the platform’s backward compatibility program. It’s no secret that Microsoft’s decisi...

By Kyle Sledge on 11 December 2016
Dead Rising 4 Review Roundup

Dead Rising 4 Review Roundup

Capcom’s other zombie franchise is back once again in the form of Dead Rising 4, and despite some missing features that will disappoint longtime fans, it seems that the fourth instalment is...

By Brad Jones on 04 December 2016
Microsoft Calls 2016 Tipping Point for Xbox One

Microsoft Calls 2016 Tipping Point for Xbox One

Xbox UK marketing director calls 2016 a tipping point for Xbox One, saying the console’s momentum builds confidence within the industry going into 2017. It’s no secret that for the last few...

By Boston Blake on 30 November 2016
Special Halo Event Coming Tuesday for 15th Anniversary

Special Halo Event Coming Tuesday for 15th Anniversary

343 Industries announces a variety of fun events for the 15th anniversary of Halo: Combat Evolved this Tuesday, including a live stream on Twitch and a special Halo 5 playlist. Halo: Combat...

By Jason Gallagher on 25 November 2016
PS4 Outsells Xbox One in November

PS4 Outsells Xbox One in November

Analysts reveal Sony’s PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in November, breaking Microsoft’s four-month winning streak for the best selling gaming console. The last month has been great for Play...

By Boston Blake on 25 November 2016
Xbox Head Would Love to See Mario on Microsoft Consoles

Xbox Head Would Love to See Mario on Microsoft Consoles

Xbox head Phil Spencer claims that he’d love to see games like Super Mario arrive on a Microsoft console, admitting that ‘Nintendo has the strongest first-party of anybody.’ Given the promi...

By Riley Little on 23 November 2016
Xbox Free Games with Gold for December 2016

Xbox Free Games with Gold for December 2016

Microsoft announces the free Games with Gold titles for December 2016, which includes Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Outlast, and Burnout Paradise. Every month, Xbox Live Gold subscribe...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 November 2016
Microsoft Apologizes for Offensive Dead Rising 4 Email

Microsoft Apologizes for Offensive Dead Rising 4 Email

Microsoft comes under fire for a new Dead Rising 4 email advertisement that is accused of featuring a racial slur, prompting Major Nelson to issue an apology to fans. Anyone that is signed...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 November 2016
Xbox One Streaming Support Coming to Oculus Rift

Xbox One Streaming Support Coming to Oculus Rift

Microsoft announces a further tie between Xbox and virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, revealing that Xbox One streaming will be coming to the Rift this December. It’s been a hugely import...

By Rob Gordon on 22 November 2016
Xbox Talks Modern Warfare 3 Backward Compatibility

Xbox Talks Modern Warfare 3 Backward Compatibility

Following the appearance of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion as Black Friday Xbox One sales, Xbox speaks up about each game’s potential backward compatibility....

By Rob Gordon on 21 November 2016
How Much Will Xbox's Project Scorpio Cost?

How Much Will Xbox's Project Scorpio Cost?

Xbox head Phil Spencer prepares gamers for a potential shock when Microsoft announces the price of next year’s high-end gaming console, Project Scorpio. When Microsoft first announced Proje...

By Anthony Taormina on 19 November 2016
Minecraft: The Exploration Update Goes Live

Minecraft: The Exploration Update Goes Live

Minecraft Update 1.11, known as the Exploration Update, goes live today for PC and Mac, and introduces llamas, new maps, locations, and adventures for Minecraft players. It’s been five yea...

By Boston Blake on 17 November 2016
Steve Carell Set to Join Minecraft Movie?

Steve Carell Set to Join Minecraft Movie?

The first reveal for the cast of the Minecraft movie looks to be close, as Steve Carell is reportedly in talks to join the film adaptation of the popular title. Since the game officially re...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 16 November 2016
343 Industries Teases Halo 5's Next DLC

343 Industries Teases Halo 5's Next DLC

The official Halo Twitter account releases a new teaser trailer that suggests even more DLC is on its way for Halo 5: Guardians, over a year after the game launched. Yesterday marked the 15...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 November 2016
Xbox One Backward Compatible List Includes Fan Requests

Xbox One Backward Compatible List Includes Fan Requests

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer teases ‘top fan requests’ are coming to the Xbox One backward compatibility lineup in November. Since Xbox One backward compatibili...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 November 2016
Gears of War 4 Getting Legacy Maps in November

Gears of War 4 Getting Legacy Maps in November

The Coalition reveals the first two free DLC maps for Gears of War 4 are legacy maps first seen in Gears of War 3, and fans can play...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 November 2016
Dead Rising 4 Video Features Killer Santa Claus

Dead Rising 4 Video Features Killer Santa Claus

Brand new gameplay footage of the upcoming Dead Rising 4 surfaces that details the game’s enemy types, including a maniacal pirate, mascot, and Santa Claus. Dead Rising 4 is less than a mon...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 November 2016
Halo 5 is Adding Mysterious 'Classic' Playlist

Halo 5 is Adding Mysterious 'Classic' Playlist

343 Industries announces fixes for Halo 5: Guardians, and teases an upcoming “Classic” playlist that will be releasing relatively soon for Halo 5 players. While a few highly anticipated shooter games...

By Boston Blake on 05 November 2016
Major Nelson on PS4's Exclusive DLC

Major Nelson on PS4's Exclusive DLC

At PAX Australia 2016, Xbox Live chief Larry Hryb comments on PS4’s exclusive DLC deals, saying that Microsoft wants to spend money on what ‘best for the community.’ Right from the PS4’s la...

By Jasmine Henry on 04 November 2016
Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Just in time for Halloween, Capcom releases a new trailer for Dead Rising 4 that highlights the game’s brutal combo weapons and some of Frank West’s crazy costumes. The upcoming Dead Rising...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 November 2016
Xbox One S Ad Claims '2 Pterodactyls' of Space

Xbox One S Ad Claims '2 Pterodactyls' of Space

A new ad releases for the Xbox One S, featuring Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown and a Microsoft rep debating whether the game has “pterodactyls” of storage or not. Microsoft is no doubt ge...

By Sarah Fields on 01 November 2016
Gears of War 4 10th Anniversary DLC Adds Retro Weapons

Gears of War 4 10th Anniversary DLC Adds Retro Weapons

The Coalition announces the 10th Anniversary DLC pack for Gears of War 4, which will add Gary Carmine, retro weapon skins, and new emblems on November 7th.

By Dalton Cooper on 29 October 2016
GameStop's Black Friday Ad Includes Cheap PS4

GameStop's Black Friday Ad Includes Cheap PS4

GameStop reveals its 2016 Black Friday ad, which includes discounts on popular games like Battlefield 1 and Overwatch, as well as a tempting PS4 Slim deal.

By Dalton Cooper on 29 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. Gears Of War is known as...

By John Jacques on 25 October 2016
Report: Project Scorpio Plays 4K UWP PC Games Natively

Report: Project Scorpio Plays 4K UWP PC Games Natively

A new report suggests that Xbox One Project Scorpio can play 4K UWP PC games natively and that Project Scorpio dev kits will become the new default for developers. One of the biggest storie...

By Jasmine Henry on 25 October 2016
Watch the First 33 Minutes of Dead Rising 4

Watch the First 33 Minutes of Dead Rising 4

Frank West is back for another zombie caper in Dead Rising 4 and IGN has released the first 33 minutes of the game, which reveals why the aging photojournalist is battling the undead once a...

By Curt Hutson on 25 October 2016
Get Horror Games Cheap in New Xbox Live Sale

Get Horror Games Cheap in New Xbox Live Sale

In celebration of the Halloween season, Microsoft launches the Shocktober sale on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, offering big discounts for a variety of horror games. As is typical of the Halloween...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Credit Earning Rates Increased

Gears of War 4 Credit Earning Rates Increased

A new update for Gears of War 4 introduces another change to the credit earning system as The Coalition tries to appease fans upset at the way card packs are priced. It didn’t take long for...

By John Jacques on 23 October 2016
Halo 5 Player Recreates Destiny PvP Map in Forge

Halo 5 Player Recreates Destiny PvP Map in Forge

One extremely talented fan of Halo 5: Guardians uses the first-person shooter’s Forge Mode to recreate one of Destiny‘s PvP maps within 343 Industries’ shooter. Although it has been almost...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Will Reward Franchise Veterans At Launch

Gears of War 4 Will Reward Franchise Veterans At Launch

The Coalition announces two new in-game bonuses for long time Gears fans who decide to pick up a new copy of Gears of War 4 when it releases next week. After a small hiatus, the Gears of Wa...

By Derek Nichols on 17 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Streamer Rages & Breaks Controller

Gears of War 4 Streamer Rages & Breaks Controller

Popular Twitch streamer GoldGlove livestreams Gears of War 4, and after encountering severe lag in multiplayer, decides to rage quit and possibly break his controller. The general consensu...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Ending Explained

Gears of War 4 Ending Explained

The ending of Gears of War 4 is sure to have had a few fans scratching their heads, which is why we’ve created a post clarifying what was going on in the final moments of the campaign. Gear...

By Riley Little on 11 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Review Roundup: A Bloody Return to Form

Gears of War 4 Review Roundup: A Bloody Return to Form

The reviews are in for The Coalition’s Gears of War 4, with praise aimed at the game’s multiplayer and Horde modes, but it doesn’t escape criticism entirely. It’s no secret that Gears of W...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 October 2016
Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

Developers Studio MDHR release an official statement that explains the latest delay for the highly anticipated indie platformer Cuphead on PC and Xbox One. Every year since 2014, the indie...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War makes its grandiose return on Xbox One and PC, and those sorely missing the series can rest easy knowing that the franchise is back and better than ever. Gears of War: Judgmen...

By Riley Little on 06 October 2016
Xbox is Making Rare Achievements More Special

Xbox is Making Rare Achievements More Special

Thanks to a new update from Microsoft, Xbox One gamers will now receive a unique pop-up notification and sound for unlocking rare achievements in games. Console manufacturers are constantly...

By Boston Blake on 04 October 2016
Buy Xbox Live Gold at GameStop, Get Gears of War Socks

Buy Xbox Live Gold at GameStop, Get Gears of War Socks

Gaming retailer offers exclusive Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen socks for Xbox gamers who purchase a one-year Xbox Live Gold membership card during a special sale this week. Gears of War 4 is...

By Boston Blake on 04 October 2016
Xbox Co-Creator Shares Thoughts About Giant Controller

Xbox Co-Creator Shares Thoughts About Giant Controller

Seamus Blackley, one of the co-creators of the original Xbox, tells the gaming world how he really feels about the oft-maligned first Xbox controller design. While the Xbox One has finally...

By Cody Gravelle on 03 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Launch Day Pre-Load Has Day One Patch

Gears of War 4 Launch Day Pre-Load Has Day One Patch

In response to a fan on Twitter, The Coalition studio head, Rod Fergusson, confirms that the day one patch for Gears of War 4 is included in the digital preload process. After a small hiat...

By Derek Nichols on 02 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Needs Massive Day One Patch on Disc

Gears of War 4 Needs Massive Day One Patch on Disc

The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson announces on Twitter that fans will have to download a massive 11GB day one patch if they buy Gears of War 4 on disc. While patches and content upda...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 October 2016
New Gears of War 4 Xbox One S Bundles Revealed

New Gears of War 4 Xbox One S Bundles Revealed

Two new bundles for Gears of War 4 have been announced, including an exclusive deep blue console, allowing players to buy the title alongside the new Xbox One S. For those who are looking...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 02 October 2016
Gears of Wars 4 Needs Massive Day One Patch on Disc

Gears of Wars 4 Needs Massive Day One Patch on Disc

The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson announces on Twitter that fans will have to download a massive 11GB day one patch if they buy Gears of War 4 on disc. While patches and content updat...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 October 2016
10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

People all over the world are following the fierce political rivalry between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but these 10 video game rivalries are even fiercer. Every four years in the Un...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 September 2016
New Sea of Thieves Trailer Highlights the Visuals

New Sea of Thieves Trailer Highlights the Visuals

Rare releases the fourth ‘Short Haul’ trailer in a series of Sea of Thieves developer diaries, this time focusing on visual effects like cannon explosions. Today Rare delivered the fourth S...

By Rory Young on 29 September 2016
Halo 5: Guardians Still Has Content Updates on the Way

Halo 5: Guardians Still Has Content Updates on the Way

Even though the game has been out for a year, 343 Industries teases that there is still more significant content updates on the way for Halo 5: Guardians. In today’s gaming landscape, it’s...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 September 2016
N64 Emulator Appears on Xbox Games Store

N64 Emulator Appears on Xbox Games Store

A N64 emulator called Win64e10 has appeared in the Xbox Games Store and is available for download now, although it remains doubtful it’ll be around for long. Gamers would be hard pressed to...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 September 2016
Xbox One Controller Compatible With Samsung Gear VR

Xbox One Controller Compatible With Samsung Gear VR

Microsoft announces that the Samsung Gear VR will support the new Xbox One controllers via bluetooth, a feature coming soon to Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. Microsoft had previously stated th...

By John Jacques on 26 September 2016
Minecraft Cross-Platform Play on PS4, Xbox One, Mobile

Minecraft Cross-Platform Play on PS4, Xbox One, Mobile

Minecraft could allegedly soon support cross-platform play between PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices, via Mojang’s Minecraft server renting system, Minecraft: Realms. UPDATE: In a statemen...

By Jasmine Henry on 26 September 2016
Creating An Xbox Controller Is Brilliant But Limited

Creating An Xbox Controller Is Brilliant But Limited

We test out the Xbox Design Lab and its range of customizable controller options, and while incredibly easy and even enjoyable, it is limited in its initial delivery. As long as we’ve been...

By Riley Little on 25 September 2016
Gears of War 4 Has Gone Gold

Gears of War 4 Has Gone Gold

The Coalition’s Gears of War 4 is finally announced as complete, with the company hosting a launch event alongside Microsoft’s Board of Directors to celebrate. It’s time for Microsoft fans...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 25 September 2016
Project Scorpio Will Run Microsoft Games at Native 4K Resolution

Project Scorpio Will Run Microsoft Games at Native 4K Resolution

In a recent interview, Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis confirms that all first-party Xbox One Project Scorpio titles will run at native 4K. Choice seems to be a...

By Derek Nichols on 19 September 2016
ReCore Review

ReCore Review

ReCore will be a welcome blast from the past for some, but others will struggle to come to terms with the more archaic components of the experience. From the moment that ReCore was announc...

By Brad Jones on 14 September 2016
Gears of War 4 Patch Teases New Maps, Skins and More

Gears of War 4 Patch Teases New Maps, Skins and More

The Coalition today launches major update for Gears of War 4 that adds two new multiplayer maps as well as punitive measures to combat rage quitting.

By F. O'Sullivan on 20 July 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.

By F. O'Sullivan on 20 July 2016
ReCore Trailer Introduces Characters and Gameplay

ReCore Trailer Introduces Characters and Gameplay

Microsoft launches a brand new trailer for ReCore during its E3 2016 presentation, detailing the upcoming Xbox One and PC exclusive’s characters and gameplay.

By Rob Gordon on 17 July 2016
Xbox Live Play Anywhere Launches in September

Xbox Live Play Anywhere Launches in September

Microsoft confirms that its Play Anywhere feature on Xbox One, first confirmed during the company’s E3 2016 presentation, will launch in just a few short months.

By Cody Gravelle on 17 July 2016
Exclusive: Inafune Would 'Love to See' a ReCore Movie

Exclusive: Inafune Would 'Love to See' a ReCore Movie

Game Rant spoke with legendary game creator Keiji Inafune during E3 2016, learning that the developer would ideally like to see a ReCore movie come to fruition.

By Riley Little on 17 July 2016
ReCore Gets 30 Minute Demo and Load Time Improvements

ReCore Gets 30 Minute Demo and Load Time Improvements

Microsoft releases a new patch for ReCore that addresses some lingering issues with the game, and also launches a 30-minute free trial version of it as well.

By Dalton Cooper on 17 July 2016
Xbox One: Four More Backward Compatibility Games Added

Xbox One: Four More Backward Compatibility Games Added

The Xbox One backwards compatible library of games gets beefed up a little with four new titles announced, which includes the arcade classic Dragon’s Lair.

By Curt Hutson on 01 July 2016
No Scalebound News Until 2017

No Scalebound News Until 2017

Responding to an inquisitive fan on Twitter, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer states that there ‘probably’ will be no more Scalebound news until sometime next year.

By Dalton Cooper on 29 June 2016
Scalebound Lets Players Control Their Dragon in Battle

Scalebound Lets Players Control Their Dragon in Battle

Platinum Games hits the stage at Gamescom 2016 to give Xbox fans a closer look at Scalebound, including systems that will let players customize and take control of their dragons.

By Jason Gallagher on 29 June 2016
Scalebound Co-Op Gameplay Trailer and Details Revealed

Scalebound Co-Op Gameplay Trailer and Details Revealed

During Microsoft’s E3 2016 presentation, Platinum Games shows off some co-op multiplayer gameplay footage for its forthcoming action-RPG title Scalebound.

By Kyle Sledge on 29 June 2016
Scalebound Delayed Into 2017

Scalebound Delayed Into 2017

Platinum Games reveals that Xbox One exclusive Scalebound is facing a delay, with the title now set to release in 2017 in order to fulfil the developer’s ambition.

By Rob Gordon on 29 June 2016
E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

During the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference, a montage trailer for the [email protected] program reveals a ton of new games coming to the service including Cuphead, Yooka-Laylee, and mo...

By Derek Nichols on 26 June 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.

By Boston Blake on 24 June 2016
Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

343 Industries explains the reasons behind the recasting of important characters, stating that changes have been made for ‘both casting and technical reasons.’

By Rob Gordon on 22 June 2016
Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

San Diego Comic Con 2016’s Halo Wars 2 panel features a new Story Vidoc with a closer look at the strategy game’s antagonist, Atriox, and The Banished.

By Rory Young on 22 June 2016
Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

We spoke to Dan Ayoub about Halo Wars and the possibility of seeing a Gears of War version of the popular RTS spin-off – learning that it has already been talked about.

By Riley Little on 22 June 2016
Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars makes its well-anticipated return with 2 new trailer revealed courtesy of E3. A week long beta is available now for players on Xbox One and will be coming to Windows 10.

By Maxwell Jeffery on 21 June 2016
1TB Xbox One With 5 Games and Extra Controller for $320

1TB Xbox One With 5 Games and Extra Controller for $320

The Xbox One Spring Bundle drops down in price to only $320, giving gamers 5 extra games and another wireless controller for only $20 more than the console itself.

By John Jacques on 21 June 2016
Leaked ReCore Screenshots and Release Date

Leaked ReCore Screenshots and Release Date

ReCore may not have the same pre-E3 hype as some Microsoft exclusives, but these new screenshot leaks will have fans hyped for the September release date. When it rains, it pours, and Micr...

By Rory Young on 14 June 2016
Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

343 Industries studio head Dan Ayoub announces that the multiplayer beta for Halo Wars 2 is getting an extension due to high demand, and will now finish on Wednesday.

By Rob Gordon on 12 June 2016
Halo Wars 2 Art Leaks

Halo Wars 2 Art Leaks

A Twitter user and self-described ‘XBLA watchdog’ leaks two pieces of supposed Halo Wars 2 art, both of which offer up some details about the upcoming RTS game. Ever since Microsoft announc...

By Alexander Pan on 22 May 2016
Gears of War 4 Was Originally In Planning Stages At Epic Games

Gears of War 4 Was Originally In Planning Stages At Epic Games

Plans for Gears of War 4 were being drawn up at Epic Games before the company decided to go in a different direction. Fortunately, the spirit of that sequel will live on. After Microsoft...

By Riley Little on 26 March 2016
Why Carmine Needs to Be in Gears of War 4

Why Carmine Needs to Be in Gears of War 4

With new details on Gears of War 4 emerging, one editor talks about why Carmine needs to make a return and why the various characters donning the name have become so beloved. As one of th...

By Riley Little on 26 March 2016
Quantum Break: Why I'm Worried

Quantum Break: Why I'm Worried

Quantum Break appears to be one of the year’s most highly anticipated games. However, find out why one writer fears that Quantum Break may be a financial flop. Before I begin, let me say...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 March 2016
Gears of War 4 Has Gore and Explicit Language Filter

Gears of War 4 Has Gore and Explicit Language Filter

The Coalition head Rod Fergusson reveals that the upcoming Gears of War 4 will have a filter that allows gamers to remove gore and explicit language from the game. One of the hallmarks of...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 March 2016
Microsoft Denies Rumors of New Xbox Hardware

Microsoft Denies Rumors of New Xbox Hardware

After a Microsoft employee mentions a project called “Xbox neXt” on their LinkedIn profile, Microsoft denies rumors that it is working on a new Xbox console. Recently, there have been rum...

By Jasmine Henry on 26 March 2016
Opinion: Fable Legends Was Doomed From The Start

Opinion: Fable Legends Was Doomed From The Start

In the wake of the recent closure of Lionhead Studios and cancellation of Fable Legends, one Game Rant writer examines the troubling development pattern which may have signaled its fate....

By Derek Nichols on 26 February 2016
Epic CEO Criticizes Microsoft's Windows Initiative

Epic CEO Criticizes Microsoft's Windows Initiative

Epic Games co-founder, Tim Sweeney, verbally attacks Microsoft’s business plans for their Universal Windows Platform initiative over what he sees as an anti-developer platform. Microsoft...

By Derek Nichols on 26 February 2016
Quantum Break Features 40 Variations of Included Show

Quantum Break Features 40 Variations of Included Show

We sit down to chat with the senior narrative designer behind Quantum Break, Greg Louden, about how the live-action television show ties into the actual game. Those anticipating the arriv...

By Riley Little on 26 February 2016
Scalebound Hero Was Originally Female

Scalebound Hero Was Originally Female

An interview, director Hideki Kamiya reveals that Scalebound once featured a female protagonist with the power to control dinosaurs rather than dragons.

By Cody Gravelle on 13 February 2016
Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

Microsoft takes the stage at E3 2016 Monday afternoon and reveals the lineup of software and hardware changes coming to the Xbox One during the upcoming year. Watch the stream LIVE.

By Denny Connolly on 13 February 2016
Xbox Free Games with Gold for October 2015

Xbox Free Games with Gold for October 2015

Major Nelson reveals the free Games with Gold on Xbox 360 and Xbox One for October 2015, which include The Walking Dead and Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes.

By Dalton Cooper on 13 February 2016
Xbox Games With Gold Revealed for August 2016

Xbox Games With Gold Revealed for August 2016

Microsoft announces the free Games With Gold titles for August 2016, revealing a great selection for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 promotional offerings.

By John Jacques on 13 February 2016
Dangerous Golf Dev Speculates on PS5, Xbox Two

Dangerous Golf Dev Speculates on PS5, Xbox Two

While the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are less than three years old, one Dangerous Golf developer has already begun speculating on the PS5 and the Xbox Two. Last month, Three Fields En...

By Jasmine Henry on 26 January 2016
Minecraft: Education Edition Announced

Minecraft: Education Edition Announced

Microsoft reveals the purchase of the teaching themed third-party Minecraft product MinecraftEdu, with a view to release an official Minecraft: Education Edition. Minecraft may be one of...

By Rob Gordon on 26 January 2016
Halo 5's Forge Mode is Severely Lacking

Halo 5's Forge Mode is Severely Lacking

Halo 5‘s Forge Mode gives players the tools to create their own unique maps in the game. However, one writer feels that the mode is ultimately pointless. As soon as Halo 5: Guardians lau...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 January 2016
Rumor: New Conker Game And More Potentially Leaked

Rumor: New Conker Game And More Potentially Leaked

NeoGAF users discover hidden Windows Store listings for a HoloLens HoloStudio app as well as two unannounced video games:  Fragments and Young Conker. While the Minecraft HoloLens present...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 January 2016
Killer Instinct Teases Addition of Halo's Arbiter

Killer Instinct Teases Addition of Halo's Arbiter

The latest trailer for the third season of Killer Instinct confirms the return of Kim Wu, and teases the addition of Halo‘s Arbiter to the fighting game’s roster. As the once-exclusive fi...

By Riley Little on 26 January 2016
Microsoft Files Phantom Dust Trademark

Microsoft Files Phantom Dust Trademark

Microsoft once again raises the hopes of loyal Phantom Dust devotees by filing for a new trademark on the name of its cult classic action-strategy title. The past couple of years have bee...

By Brad Jones on 26 January 2016
More Games Should Have Split-Screen

More Games Should Have Split-Screen

With ARK: Survival Evolved bringing split-screen gameplay to the Xbox One, one writer discusses whether it’s time for split-screen multiplayer to make a return. The premise of ARK: Surviv...

By Rob Gordon on 26 January 2016
Hackers Threaten Xbox Live, PSN on Christmas

Hackers Threaten Xbox Live, PSN on Christmas

A new hacker group threatens to take down both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for up to a week starting on Christmas Day after temporarily taking down service on Xbox Live. In a sort o...

By Derek Nichols on 26 December 2015
Minecraft Passes 22 Million on PC

Minecraft Passes 22 Million on PC

The seemingly unending success of Minecraft continues, as the hugely successful block builder passes 22 million copies sold across the PC and Mac alone. It’s no secret that Minecraft is o...

By Brad Jones on 26 December 2015
Xbox One Elite Controllers Scarce Until March 2015

Xbox One Elite Controllers Scarce Until March 2015

Microsoft confirms a bit of disappointing news for those Xbox One players looking for a serious upgrade for their controllers and console gaming experience. The Xbox One Elite Controller...

By Cody Gravelle on 26 December 2015
Rumor Patrol: Xbox One Getting Smaller Model in 2016

Rumor Patrol: Xbox One Getting Smaller Model in 2016

A new rumor claims Microsoft is working on a smaller, digital-only Xbox One model that would release in late 2016 and cost less than the current Xbox One price of $350. While we already k...

By Boston Blake on 26 December 2015
Rare Releases Footage of Cancelled Project Dream Game

Rare Releases Footage of Cancelled Project Dream Game

After years of speculation amongst fans, gamers have finally been given a more in-depth look at Project Dream – the game that lead to the creation of Banjo-Kazooie. Like any studio, the U...

By Riley Little on 26 December 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Xbox One Demo

Rise of the Tomb Raider Gets Xbox One Demo

Microsoft quietly releases a free demo for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One that allows players to explore the early sections of Lara Croft’s latest adventure. For many people, video g...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 December 2015
Xbox One Sale: Week 2's Best Deals

Xbox One Sale: Week 2's Best Deals

In week two of Microsoft’s ‘biggest sale ever’, there are discounts on popular Xbox One titles such as Fallout 4 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. This time next year, Xbox One p...

By Jasmine Henry on 26 December 2015
Xbox Live is Down

Xbox Live is Down

Xbox Live users report issues accessing Microsoft’s online services while the platform holder tries to fix the problem. Also, Snoop Dogg is threatening to leave for PlayStation. Xbox Live...

By Anthony Taormina on 26 December 2015
Quantum Break Cinematic Revealed at Game Awards 2015

Quantum Break Cinematic Revealed at Game Awards 2015

Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break reveals a world premiere of fresh gameplay footage for the upcoming action-adventure title at the Game Awards 2015. Since Quantum Break has been in de...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 November 2015
[email protected] Montage

[email protected] Montage

Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference was nothing but game after game after game. The biggest Xbox One games of the coming years were showcased through trailers and gameplay footage, such as the rev...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 October 2015
Quantum Break Needs to Be Awesome

Quantum Break Needs to Be Awesome

Remedy lead Sam Lake opens up about his team’s vision for Quantum Break, admitting that the game needs to find success on the level of Alan Wake and Max Payne. Sam Lake, head of Remedy En...

By Boston Blake on 26 October 2015
Why is Quantum Break Taking So Long?

Why is Quantum Break Taking So Long?

When Quantum Break was first revealed, the project seemed to be a bold attempt to showcase exactly what the fledgling Xbox One was capable of. Promising a thrilling hybrid of video game a...

By Rob Gordon on 26 September 2015
Gears of War 4 Trailer

Gears of War 4 Trailer

The wait to see Gears of War 4 in action is finally over. Xbox fans everywhere have been counting down the days to Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference for the opportunity to see the gory and glorio...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 August 2015
E3 2015: Sea of Thieves Announced

E3 2015: Sea of Thieves Announced

In traditional E3 fashion, Microsoft brought numerous game developers on stage to share and discuss their upcoming games on Xbox One. One of those developers, Rare, revealed a new set of classic Rar...

By Boston Blake on 26 August 2015
ID@Xbox Montage

[email protected] Montage

Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference was nothing but game after game after game. The biggest Xbox One games of the coming years were showcased through trailers and gameplay footage, such as the reve...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 August 2015
New Gears of War for Xbox One Only

New Gears of War for Xbox One Only

Gears of War was one of the must-have franchises of the last console generation, with Marcus Fenix’s fight against the Locust Horde seen by many as the best Xbox 360 exclusive series. D...

By Rob Gordon on 26 August 2015
Gears of War 4 Has 2 Player Co-op

Gears of War 4 Has 2 Player Co-op

When gamers think of the Gears of War franchise, a number of aspects of the series immediately spring to mind. From the gruesome violence against the alien locust, the grim, grey-and-br...

By Rob Gordon on 26 August 2015
Quantum Break Release Date Announced

Quantum Break Release Date Announced

Quantum Break was initially announced as an Xbox One exclusive alongside the console’s reveal. That was over two years ago and the game was planned for a 2014 release. 2014 soon became ‘releasing so...

By Jasmine Henry on 26 August 2015
Quantum Break Release Date

Quantum Break Release Date

While Microsoft’s E3 2013 press conference is largely remembered for the company embarrassing themselves over the always-online functionality of the Xbox One, there were also some awe-inspiring cons...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 August 2015
ScreamRide Review

ScreamRide Review

Imagine if Trials Evolution, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and Angry Birds had a baby – that’s ScreamRide. The latest release from Frontier Developments (Zoo Tycoon, Coaster Crazy, Kinectimals...

By Anthony Taormina on 26 August 2015
Epic Games Cinematic Director Joins New ‘Gears of War’ Developer

Epic Games Cinematic Director Joins New ‘Gears of War’ Developer

Although the next Gears of War sequel is currently in development at Black Tusk Studios and not Epic Games, fans should know the franchise is in good hands. Yes, many of the key members...

By Anthony Taormina on 26 August 2015
Xbox One New IP in 2016

Xbox One New IP in 2016

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to boast about the slew of new IP coming to Xbox One next year, and confirms that some titles haven’t even been announced yet.

By Dalton Cooper on 17 July 2015
ReCore Trailer

ReCore Trailer

Microsoft announces a brand new IP during their E3 2015 press conference named ‘Recore’, a brand new IP that is being developed by Keiji Inafune and former Retro Studios staff.

By Dalton Cooper on 17 July 2015
Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Microsoft releases a list of console exclusive games coming to Xbox in 2016, including Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Quantum Break, and more.

By Dalton Cooper on 17 July 2015
Crackdown 3 Concept Art

Crackdown 3 Concept Art

In the spirit of the holidays, developer Reagent Games offers players a brief look at some concept art for Crackdown 3, including some new locales and armor.

By Anthony Taormina on 10 July 2015
Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

After a strong 2015, the Xbox One looks to have another year full of high quality exclusive games, thanks to titles like Gears of War 4, Sea of Thieves, and more.

By Dalton Cooper on 29 June 2015
Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

Fullbright’s ‘Tacoma’ will take players to a lunar base where the crew has mysteriously pulled a vanishing act. Will it be able to outshine the very similar-looking ‘Adrift’?

By David Wharton on 20 May 2015
Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

Microsoft shows off the first ever gameplay of Scalebound that features a massive world, huge monsters, 4 player co-op, and classic Platinum Games’ vibes.

By Riley Little on 16 May 2015
Game Ranter Banter: Tony Hawk, Metal Gear, and More

Game Ranter Banter: Tony Hawk, Metal Gear, and More

Five writers give their take on the new Tony Hawk game, Konami carrying on Metal Gear without Kojima, EA’s Netflix for games, a sequel to Conker, and single player games.

By Riley Little on 11 May 2015
Crackdown 3 Shown at Gamescom

Crackdown 3 Shown at Gamescom

Microsoft shows the first in-game footage from Crackdown 3 at their Gamescom 2015 conference in Germany earlier this morning, demonstrating its brand new destructible environments.

By Brad Jones on 29 April 2015
Crackdown 3 Coming Summer 2016

Crackdown 3 Coming Summer 2016

Director Dave Jones gives Crackdown 3 a summer, 2016 release date – and confirms that those ‘100% destructable environments’ will only work if players are online.

By Christopher Gates on 29 April 2015
First Crackdown Footage Set for Gamescom

First Crackdown Footage Set for Gamescom

Xbox head Phil Spencer has tweeted confirmation that our first look at Crackdown gameplay will come during Microsoft’s Gamescom conference on August 4.

By Brad Jones on 29 April 2015
Crackdown, Scalebound Skipping E3 2015

Crackdown, Scalebound Skipping E3 2015

Microsoft head Phil Spencer announces that ‘Crackdown’ and ‘Scalebound’ will be foregoing an appearance at E3 2015 in favor of making a Gamescom appearance in August.

By John Jacques on 05 April 2015
Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft confirms that their Gamescom Press Conference can be streamed from Xbox Live or the official Xbox website. The conference takes place on August 4.

By John Jacques on 28 February 2015
Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

Xbox head, Phil Spencer, confirms that current Xbox One exclusives Crackdown 3, Scalebound, and Quantum Break may eventually find their way to the PC.

By Derek Nichols on 13 February 2015
Halo Wars 2 Trailer

Halo Wars 2 Trailer

On Xbox 360, Microsoft and Ensemble Studios released a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe called Halo Wars. The game was a success and the first time the series diverged from its signa...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 February 2015
Xbox Head Won't Confirm 'Crackdown 3' E3 Appearance

Xbox Head Won't Confirm 'Crackdown 3' E3 Appearance

It won’t be long now until E3 2015 is underway and gamers the world over are treated to a hodgepodge of new content to salivate over. While the allure of blockbuster game reveals is somet...

By Riley Little on 10 February 2015
Scalebound Full Reveal at Gamescom

Scalebound Full Reveal at Gamescom

Microsoft came out swinging this year at E3, delivering nonstop content consisting of new game announcements, live demos, and a few surprises like the Hololens Minecraft stage demo. The event was so...

By Derek Nichols on 23 January 2015
E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

Watch ALL the new trailers and see ALL the new game announcements that came out of the E3 2014 press conferences.

By Rob Keyes on 06 December 2014
Gears of War Making 'Massive Progress'

Gears of War Making 'Massive Progress'

When Microsoft purchased the Gears of War IP from developer Epic Games back in January, many people wondered if the gaming giant would attempt a reboot after Gears of War: Judgment disa...

By Boston Blake on 26 August 2014
The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The nominations for the first ever edition of ‘The Game Awards’ have been unveiled, including YouTube celebs and eSports players.

By Rob Keyes on 06 June 2014
Scalebound

Scalebound

Platinum Games is no stranger to over-the-top action titles. If anything, they are one of the most recognizable names in the industry when it comes to this. The newest addition to their catalogue of...

By Ryan Blanchard on 28 January 2014
Crackdown on Xbox One (E3 2014)

Crackdown on Xbox One (E3 2014)

The only thing that can make large-scale mayhem and destruction more fun in a game is creating large-scale mayhem and destruction with friends. Realtime Worlds’ 2007 game Crackdown enjoyed a moderat...

By Hannah Shaw-Williams on 22 January 2014
Indie Developers React To Xbox One Self-Publishing

Indie Developers React To Xbox One Self-Publishing

In a long string of retractions, Microsoft has recently reversed another policy, likely due to enormous backlash from gamers, critics and developers. First was their policy on used games...

By Curt Hutson on 05 January 2014
Ruffian Wants To Make 'Crackdown 3'

Ruffian Wants To Make 'Crackdown 3'

In the history of Xbox exclusives, not many franchises stand above Crackdown in terms of popularity and desire for sequels. It’s a series made up of two games which put players right in t...

By Jasmine Henry on 26 December 2013
'Crackdown 3' Reveal Incoming

'Crackdown 3' Reveal Incoming

[UPDATE: Sorry Crackdown fans, the teases were for a forthcoming Gears of War game from Black Tusk Studios. Read more about that game here.] Late last night Microsoft‘s Phil Spencer sent the Intern...

By Anthony Taormina on 26 August 2013
Pikmin 3 & NHL 14

Pikmin 3 & NHL 14

PlayStation 4 controller features and TV services, the latest on DayZ and ARMA 3, Pikmin 3 & NHL 14 gameplay trailers, Wii U problems and more gaming news you may have missed!

By Rob Keyes on 22 June 2013
Jonathan Blow & Mark Rein Talk Xbox One

Jonathan Blow & Mark Rein Talk Xbox One

The reveal of the Xbox One has attracted quite a bit of ire along with the excitement, and now prominent industry figures Mark Rein and Jonathan Blow have taken to criticizing allegations about Micros...

By Hannah Shaw-Williams on 22 June 2013
‘Fez’ Patch Removed by Microsoft After Problems Arise

‘Fez’ Patch Removed by Microsoft After Problems Arise

Sometimes the road to perfection is paved with good intentions, but every once in a while those good intentions spawn some pretty nasty results. Case in point: a recent patch for Fez, the...

By Anthony Taormina on 21 January 2012