News items tagged with microsoft

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 24 February 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. Scalebound seemed nearly too...

By AJ Caulfield on 11 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 11 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 04 January 2017
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 02 November 2016
Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, reacts to today’s official Nintendo Switch announcement, declaring to be ‘impressed’ by the reveal. As is to be expected following today...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 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 13 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
Microsoft Talks Xbox Scorpio Price & PS4 Pro

Microsoft Talks Xbox Scorpio Price & PS4 Pro

Xbox exec Albert Penello discusses Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Pro, insinuating that Microsoft’s upgraded console could launch at a similar price as Sony’s new system. In the months leading up to...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 October 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 03 September 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 30 July 2016
Microsoft: We Don't Need Crackdown 3 This Year

Microsoft: We Don't Need Crackdown 3 This Year

Xbox marketing manager Aaron Greenberg claims that Microsoft doesn’t need Crackdown 3 to release in 2016, as it has many other games set to launch this holiday season.

By Dalton Cooper on 21 July 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 12 July 2016
Rumor: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S Leaked

Rumor: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S Leaked

A Twitter user leaks images and details of a Gears of War 4 Limited Edition bundle for the upcoming Xbox One S 2TB model featuring the Ultimate Edition of the game. Microsoft wrapped up its...

By Derek Nichols on 04 July 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 21 June 2016
Gears 4 Director Shows Off Graphical Improvements

Gears 4 Director Shows Off Graphical Improvements

Gears of War 4 director Rod Ferguson shares a comparison shot that demonstrates the improvements made to the game’s visuals since its recent multiplayer beta. It’s not uncommon for well-hy...

By Brad Jones on 20 June 2016
Hands-On: Gears of War 4 is Very Familiar

Hands-On: Gears of War 4 is Very Familiar

Game Rant goes hands-on with a campaign mission from Gears of War 4 that features JD, Kait, and Del trying to recover a friend from a new, but familiar threat. In what was the only hands-on...

By Anthony Taormina on 10 June 2016
Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Supports Crossplay

Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Supports Crossplay

Microsoft confirms that Gears of War 4 will support crossplay between the PC and Xbox One versions of the game for its multiplayer, campaign, and Horde 3.0 modes. A common thread in Microso...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 June 2016
Gears of War 4 Co-Op Campaign Demo Revealed

Gears of War 4 Co-Op Campaign Demo Revealed

During Microsoft’s E3 press conference, game developer The Coalition reveals brand new gameplay for Gears of War 4, showing some co-op action from the campaign mode. As many gaming fans exp...

By Kyle Sledge on 04 June 2016
Gears 4’s Horde Mode Only Requires Host to Own Maps

Gears 4’s Horde Mode Only Requires Host to Own Maps

The Coalition confirms that Gears of War 4‘s Horde 3.0 only requires match hosts to own the mode’s maps, allowing gamers who don’t own them to try them out. During Microsoft’s press confere...

By Kyle Sledge on 04 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 30 May 2016
Gears of War 4 Teases Return of Marcus

Gears of War 4 Teases Return of Marcus

Following a demo of Gears of War 4‘s co-op campaign, Microsoft unveils a brief teaser that confirms the return of fan favorite character Marcus Fenix. As was expected by the Xbox faithful l...

By Dalton Cooper on 28 May 2016
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 21 May 2016
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 21 May 2016
Gears of War 4 May Unlock Insane Difficulty at Start

Gears of War 4 May Unlock Insane Difficulty at Start

The Coalition’s approach to developing Gears of War 4 is one that favors community input, and a recent Twitter poll may have the developer rethinking the game’s difficulty. Video game devel...

By Cody Gravelle on 20 May 2016
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.

By Jasmine Henry on 20 May 2016
Xbox One: 5 Games That Make The Console Worth Buying

Xbox One: 5 Games That Make The Console Worth Buying

In celebration of the Xbox One’s two year anniversary, Game Rant names its five best console exclusives – games which make the Xbox One a console worth buying.

By Dalton Cooper on 09 May 2016
New Xbox One Bundles Announced

New Xbox One Bundles Announced

Microsoft announces a new pair of Xbox One bundles, one that is Rainbow Six themed and another that allows consumers to choose between four different Xbox games.

By Dalton Cooper on 09 May 2016
Gears of War 4 from Epic Would Have Had a Huge Budget

Gears of War 4 from Epic Would Have Had a Huge Budget

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, discusses Epic’s version of Gears of War 4, claiming that the game would have had a massive budget of around $100 million. While fans are excited for The Coa...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 May 2016
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 30 April 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

An official report reveals that Rise of the Tomb Raider has had far more success on the PC market than the Xbox One, selling many more copies in its first month.

By Sarah Fields on 16 March 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Microsoft reports Square Enix’s and Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider selling over 1 million copies since its release for the Xbox One on November 10 last year. According to a recen...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 January 2016
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 23 May 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 21 May 2015
Crackdown 3 Destruction Restricted To Multiplayer Only

Crackdown 3 Destruction Restricted To Multiplayer Only

After an impressive showing at GamesCom, Reagent Games founder and Crackdown 3 director, Dave Jones, reveals that the large scale destruction is only in multiplayer.

By Derek Nichols on 21 May 2015
Forza 6

Forza 6

The first announcement video for ‘Forza Motorsport 6’ has arrived, giving a first look at the new game engine, and the all-new Ford GT gracing its cover.

By Andrew Dyce on 09 May 2015
Forza 6 E3 2015 Trailer

Forza 6 E3 2015 Trailer

Microsoft reveals a brand new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive racing game ‘Forza Motorsport 6’ during their E3 2015 demonstration.

By Kyle Sledge on 09 May 2015
Forza Motorsport 6 Review

Forza Motorsport 6 Review

Forza Motorsport 6 marks the tenth anniversary of the premier Xbox driving sim, and it’s perhaps the best game in the series thus far.

By Brad Jones on 09 May 2015
Forza Motorsport 6 Screenshots & Details

Forza Motorsport 6 Screenshots & Details

Thanks to Xbox Japan, screenshots and details regarding the upcoming Xbox One racing game ‘Forza Motorsport 6’ are available ahead Microsoft’s planned E3 unveiling.

By Dalton Cooper on 09 May 2015
New Forza 6 Cars Announced; Achievements Revealed

New Forza 6 Cars Announced; Achievements Revealed

In preparation for the release of Forza Motorsport 6, Turn 10 Studios provides gamers a look at 36 more cars, along with the full list of Xbox One achievements.

By Boston Blake on 09 May 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 30 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 30 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 03 April 2015
ID@Xbox Montage

ID@Xbox 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 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 31 January 2015
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 of warped hol...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
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 games are a...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
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 UK-based deve...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Fable Legends Microtransaction Prices Leaked

Fable Legends Microtransaction Prices Leaked

Microtransaction prices for free to play Xbox One and PC game, Fable Legends, leak after a closed beta tester captures a screenshot and posts it to Reddit. As players learned earlier this year, Fable...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Delayed

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Delayed

Moon Studios announces that Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition has been delayed to spring of 2016, with more news on the game coming at a later date. Ever since its E3 2014 reveal trailer, ...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
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 know Microsof...

By Boston Blake on 30 November -1
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 is one of th...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Battle of Hoth Recreated in Halo 5

Battle of Hoth Recreated in Halo 5

One Halo player uses the powerful new Forge tools in Halo 5: Guardians to recreate Star Wars‘ snowy ice planet Hoth, complete with a massive AT-AT walker. Halo 5: Guardians received its much-anticipa...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
Forza 6 Release Date

Forza 6 Release Date

When it comes to sheer quantity of releases, racing fans are often treated to less frequent releases from genre mainstays. One of the biggest names in modern racing is Forza Motorsport. From the fr...

By Ryan Blanchard on 30 November -1
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 one of the mo...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Hits PC Early 2016

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Hits PC Early 2016

Although it is currently an Xbox One exclusive title, The Coalition’s Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is set to release on PC platforms sometime in early 2016. According to a discussion on Twitter bet...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Xbox One Sales are Over 18 Million Units

Xbox One Sales are Over 18 Million Units

A new report reveals that Xbox One sales may have reached at least 18 million units, based on the number of consoles that have been active in the last 28 days. The fight for console supremacy has pro...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Pachter: We Will See New Consoles By 2020

Pachter: We Will See New Consoles By 2020

Video game analyst Michael Pachter offers an interesting response while fielding a question about whether or not the current generation of consoles will last as long as their previous iterations. Pac...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Son Spends $8,000 on Microtransactions On Dad's Credit

Son Spends $8,000 on Microtransactions On Dad's Credit

A father and son discover that nearly $8,000 has been charged to the father’s credit card, entirely consisting of microtransaction purchases in FIFA for Xbox. With developers making billions off micr...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
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 is down for...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
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 been something...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Halo 5 Update Brings Back Halo 2 Battle Rifle, New Maps

Halo 5 Update Brings Back Halo 2 Battle Rifle, New Maps

The first Halo 5 update of 2016 will bring a batch of new content to the game including the return of Halo 2‘s Battle Rifle, as well as maps, weapon, skins, and assassinations. The next free Halo 5 u...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
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 the biggest...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
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 launched, I fel...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
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: Survival Evolved f...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
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. With 2016 now underway, many gamers...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
New Features Coming To Xbox One Preview This Month

New Features Coming To Xbox One Preview This Month

Microsoft is rolling out a bevy of new features to the Xbox One Preview and the Xbox Beta App including re-arrangeable pins and updates to the Activity Feed. This past November, Microsoft updated the...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
Super Mario 64 Castle Gets Remade in Halo 5

Super Mario 64 Castle Gets Remade in Halo 5

One dedicated gamer rebuilds the iconic castle from Super Mario 64 in Halo 5: Guardians‘ Forge mode, making it possible for players to wage war on it in multiplayer. Fans are generally a good thing t...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
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. When Microsoft revealed...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Grab a Free Copy of The Witcher 2

Grab a Free Copy of The Witcher 2

Microsoft announces that The Witcher 2 is available for free on Xbox Live until February 5, with the game part of the next crop of backward compatibility Xbox One titles. Last year, The Witcher 3 pro...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Xbox One Background Music Feature Still Months Away

Xbox One Background Music Feature Still Months Away

Xbox One’s background music feature is currently in development, with Microsoft explaining it’s still months away from being available for console owners. After being asked about the status of Xbox O...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Rod Fergusson Teases Gears of War 4 News Is Coming Soon

Rod Fergusson Teases Gears of War 4 News Is Coming Soon

The Coalition Studio Head, Rod Fergusson, teases that more information on Gears of War 4 is coming real soon after responding to a fan question on Twitter. Since revealing the first gameplay at E3 20...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
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 fighting title...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
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 presentation at E3...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Microsoft: Hololens Won't Be Another Kinect

Microsoft: Hololens Won't Be Another Kinect

Microsoft promises that its augmented reality headset, HoloLens, won’t repeat the same developmental mistakes of the Xbox’s motion-sensor device, Kinect. For those fans eager to get their hands on a...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Gears of War 4 Figures Are Coming from McFarlane Toys

Gears of War 4 Figures Are Coming from McFarlane Toys

The Coalition and McFarlane Toys announces a new lineup of Gears of War 4 figurines, marking the first time Gears of War toys won’t be produced by NECA. It may not have been what fans were expecting,...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
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 Entertainment...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November -1
Quantum Break on PC Will Not Include Steam Support

Quantum Break on PC Will Not Include Steam Support

Quantum Break will be coming to PC but not to Steam, announces Exec Aaron Greenberg. The upcoming title is exclusively available on Windows 10’s store. Although many people were excited when Remedy...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Halo 5: Guardians Getting Grifball Very Soon

Halo 5: Guardians Getting Grifball Very Soon

A recent blog post from 343 Industries confirms that the fan-favorite, football-inspired Grifball mode is set to return in Halo 5: Guardians through a forthcoming update. There’s little doubt that Gr...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

The latest installment of the Tomb Raider franchise is easily the best one yet, with massive set pieces and gripping action. That said, replayability may be a factor. After it was confirmed that Rise...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Rise of the Tomb Raider Achievements

Rise of the Tomb Raider Achievements

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD   Rise of the Tomb Raider is without question one of 2015’s most highly anticipated titles. Ever since its stunning gameplay footage at E3 2015 during Microsoft’s pre...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Rise of the Tomb Raider Almost Had a Different Name

Rise of the Tomb Raider Almost Had a Different Name

While talking with Tomb Raider’s franchise director, Rich Briggs, we learned of an entirely different name that the team considered calling Rise of the Tomb Raider. Upon the reveal of Rise of the Tom...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Microsoft on Fallout 4 vs. Tomb Raider

Microsoft on Fallout 4 vs. Tomb Raider

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg states that the company is ‘confident’ that Rise of the Tomb Raider can hold its own against the much-anticipated Fallout 4. When Microsoft paid for Rise of the Tomb Raide...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Xbox One 1 TB Tomb Raider Bundle Includes Both Games

Xbox One 1 TB Tomb Raider Bundle Includes Both Games

It seems as if 2015 has officially become the year of the console bundle. In a possible effort to prove which company is more dominant with exclusive content, Sony and Microsoft have recently added a...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Tomb Raider Descent Into Legend Trailer

Tomb Raider Descent Into Legend Trailer

Even though 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot was released to great critical acclaim, the game was not without its detractors. Many criticized the title for not living up to its namesake, with iconic protago...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Game Ranter Banter: Destiny, Call of Duty and More

Game Ranter Banter: Destiny, Call of Duty and More

Five writers give their take on Destiny’s multiplayer requirements, Metal Gear’s insurance, cookie-cutter shooters, Nintendo’s next console, and microtransactions. Welcome to the Game Ranter Banter,...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
PC/Xbox One Cross-Buy Will Be A Platform Feature

PC/Xbox One Cross-Buy Will Be A Platform Feature

In a response to a fan on Twitter, Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirms that Microsoft is planning on making PC/Xbox cross-buy/cross-save a platform feature going forward. Microsoft and Phil Spencer in pa...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Quantum Break Has Gone Gold

Quantum Break Has Gone Gold

After its initial reveal in 2013, Remedy Entertainment’s highly-anticipated third-person shooter Quantum Break has finally gone gold ahead of its scheduled April launch. It’s a little hard to believe...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Minecraft February Update Details

Minecraft February Update Details

Microsoft announces the next major update for the Windows 10 and Pocket editions of Minecraft, which will finally get a fresh batch of redstone contraptions. Fans went all 2015 without seeing a major...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Quantum Break: Why Did It Take So Long to Release?

Quantum Break: Why Did It Take So Long to Release?

We sat down with the senior narrative designer behind Quantum Break, Greg Louden, during a recent press event to talk about why the game was in development so long. As one of the biggest games being...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
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 certainly se...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
HoloLens Versus Virtual Reality: Which One Will Win?

HoloLens Versus Virtual Reality: Which One Will Win?

With the race for Virtual Reality supremacy heating up, we explore whether Microsoft’s HoloLens can beat the competition to become the headset of choice. In recent weeks, a huge amount of news has su...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
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. Microsoft sh...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Opinion: Microsoft Has Ruined Conker

Opinion: Microsoft Has Ruined Conker

Find out why one writer thinks that Microsoft’s recent offerings featuring Conker the Squirrel may be tarnishing the platforming icon’s gaming legacy. I probably shouldn’t have played the M-rated Con...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
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 the best third...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Xbox One Getting Temporary Price Cut to $300

Xbox One Getting Temporary Price Cut to $300

As part of a spring sales promotion, Microsoft announces plans to temporarily sell the Xbox One for $300, and discount various digital Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Anyone in the market to purchase a...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
This is Halo 2's Original Ending

This is Halo 2's Original Ending

Former Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell reveals that the infamous cliffhanger at the end of Halo 2 was not the way the game was originally meant to conclude. Ever since longtime Bungie composer Mar...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Microsoft Not Actively Planning Xbox Digital Trade-Ins

Microsoft Not Actively Planning Xbox Digital Trade-Ins

Microsoft denies rumors that it is considering a digital trade-in system, with Xbox marketing head Aaron Greenberg stating that the company is ‘not actively planning such a thing’. Digital sales h...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Why Plans For An Upgraded PS4 Are Concerning

Why Plans For An Upgraded PS4 Are Concerning

With rumors of an upgraded PS4 continuing to rumble in the background, one writer looks at how the release of such a console could be disappointing for PlayStation users. Recently, speculation has be...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Quantum Break Live Action Trailer Highlights Villains

Quantum Break Live Action Trailer Highlights Villains

Remedy Entertainment releases a new live action trailer for Quantum Break that shows off the game’s TV show component as well as its primary antagonists. After years of waiting, fans will finally hav...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Fable 4 Was Going to Be 'R-Rated'

Fable 4 Was Going to Be 'R-Rated'

Following the closure of Lionhead Studios, former Fable art director John McCormack reveals that Fable 4 would have been ‘darker and grittier’ than its predecessors. With Lionhead Studios shuttering...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Microsoft Shuts Down Project Spark

Microsoft Shuts Down Project Spark

Microsoft confirms that video game creation title Project Spark is being shut down, with the game no longer available to download and online services to be closed in August. When Project Spark was in...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Still 'No Plans' to Bring Halo 5 to PC

Still 'No Plans' to Bring Halo 5 to PC

Once again, 343 Industries confirm that they still have no plans to port Halo 5: Guardians to PC, despite the Forge mode becoming available on Windows 10. Although Microsoft recently excited fans of...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Minecraft Wii U YouTube Videos Hit by Copyright Claims

Gamers that upload videos of Minecraft: Wii U Edition on YouTube that feature the recent Super Mario-themed DLC are having their videos removed due to copyright claims. Nintendo fans had to wait a lo...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Rumor: Xbox One VR Game Coming in 2017

Rumor: Xbox One VR Game Coming in 2017

A “major” European developer is planning to debut its Xbox VR game during E3, with plans to launch in 2017, with Microsoft likely to announce its VR plans at E3. With E3 less than three weeks away an...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
How Much More Powerful is Scorpio Compared to Xbox One?

How Much More Powerful is Scorpio Compared to Xbox One?

According to Xbox head, Phil Spencer, the console for Microsoft’s forthcoming Project Scorpio contains far more power than a current generation Xbox One system. It’s no secret at this point that Micr...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
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. It’s likely that E3 2016 is go...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Halo 5: Warzone Firefight Update Details Released

Halo 5: Warzone Firefight Update Details Released

343 Industries unveils brand new information regarding the upcoming Warzone Firefight update for Halo 5: Guardians, which promises to be the biggest update yet. The free updates for Halo 5: Guardians...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

We speak to several of the developers at Rare about their upcoming game Sea of Thieves, and learn that the multiplayer will be similar to Destiny‘s – but ‘more impactful’. There’s no question about t...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Halo 5 to Get New Enemy Boss and Aircraft

Halo 5 to Get New Enemy Boss and Aircraft

Coming in the next update to Halo 5, fans will get their hands on the controls of a new vehicle as well as face off against a never-before-seen Grunt boss. Halo 5 developer 343 Industries hasn’t give...

By Weston Albert on 30 November -1
Phil Spencer Says Microsoft is Not Backing Out of Gaming

Phil Spencer Says Microsoft is Not Backing Out of Gaming

Xbox boss Phil Spencer takes some time out of his busy schedule to address fan concerns over the direction Microsoft’s video game department is heading in. Things may have been looking a little bleak...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, gives praise to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the company’s forthcoming NX console. As many gaming fans will likely agree...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Hands-On: Sea of Thieves is Rare's Return to Form

Hands-On: Sea of Thieves is Rare's Return to Form

One editor goes hands-on with Rare’s Sea of Thieves, coming away toting the imminent high seas multiplayer title as the long awaited return to form for the famed studio. I pulled out a shoddy looking...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Fallout: New Vegas Now Backward Compatible on Xbox One

Fallout: New Vegas Now Backward Compatible on Xbox One

Microsoft announces that Fallout: New Vegas is now available for download with the Xbox Backward Compatibility program, allowing Xbox One gamers in on the action. Microsoft has kept busy working on...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Sea of Thieves is NOT Free to Play

Sea of Thieves is NOT Free to Play

An interview with Sea of Thieves design director Gregg Mayles at E3 2016 reveals an important bit of information gamers may not be overly excited to hear. One of the hottest games coming out of Mic...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Major Retailer Expects Hardware Announcements At E3 2016

Major Retailer Expects Hardware Announcements At E3 2016

As rumors swirl about the prospect of imminent hardware refreshes, a major retailer claims to have word that big announcements are coming at E3 next month. Every year, the build-up to E3 prompts al...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Xbox One BC Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

Xbox One BC Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

Microsoft confirms an update to the backward compatibility feature of the Xbox One, revealing that supported multi-disc Xbox 360 games can now be used on the console. When Xbox 360 backward compati...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Xbox Boss Explains Why Microsoft Announced Scorpio Now

Xbox Boss Explains Why Microsoft Announced Scorpio Now

Microsoft Boss Phil Spencer explains why the company announced Project Scorpio at this year’s E3, rather than wait until the console was ready to launch. For those who missed it, Microsoft announce...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 November -1
Killer Instinct Adds Gargos to Roster

Killer Instinct Adds Gargos to Roster

The demon warlord Gargos is now available in the Killer Instinct Season 3 roster, allowing gamers to assume the role of the franchise’s main antagonist. It’s been a long time coming, but the main a...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Microsoft To Skip Gamescom and Reveals Xbox FanFest

Microsoft To Skip Gamescom and Reveals Xbox FanFest

General Manager for Xbox Games Marketing, Aaron Greenberg announces that Microsoft will not hold a press briefing at gamescom this year and instead reveals Xbox FanFest 2016. With E3 2016 largely i...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Halo 5 Deal: Get the Xbox One Game for $30

Halo 5 Deal: Get the Xbox One Game for $30

Xbox One owners who still haven’t picked up Halo 5: Guardians can now do so for just $30 at a few US retailers, though the price cut may only be here for a limited time. Fans of the Halo franchise...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
4K Games Not Mandatory for Xbox Project Scorpio

4K Games Not Mandatory for Xbox Project Scorpio

Microsoft reveals that video game developers are not required to make titles in 4K resolution for its forthcoming console known as Xbox Project Scorpio. It’s no secret at this point that Microsoft...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Microsoft Play Anywhere Won't Always Support Cross-Play

Microsoft Play Anywhere Won't Always Support Cross-Play

Microsoft wastes little time in clarifying a few things about its widely praised Play Anywhere system, stating that not all games will receive cross-play support. Whenever a company announces the i...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
The Xbox One S Will Arrive This August

The Xbox One S Will Arrive This August

Microsoft announces that the Xbox One S will officially arrive on August 2 in the form of a launch day edition, with more versions to follow sometime after. During E3 2016, Microsoft revealed what...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Rumor: Microsoft Releasing Two New Xbox One Models

Rumor: Microsoft Releasing Two New Xbox One Models

According to industry sources, Microsoft is preparing to release two new versions of the Xbox One, one of which is capable of using the Oculus Rift headset. Major news about the Xbox One may have j...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

After announcing the game for Xbox One and Windows 10, Microsoft now confirms that upcoming zombie game Dead Rising 4 is a timed exclusive on the platforms. Officially revealed during Microsoft’s p...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November -1
Xbox at E3 2016: 'Doing Things We've Never Done'

Xbox at E3 2016: 'Doing Things We've Never Done'

After declaring all the recent hardware rumors as ‘creative chatter’, Xbox boss Phil Spencer teases that the Xbox team is breaking new ground for its upcoming E3 showcase. With the last few days ha...

By Alexander Pan on 30 November -1
Xbox One Will Soon Support Torrent App

Xbox One Will Soon Support Torrent App

Thanks to the Microsoft’s efforts to establish its Unified Windows Platform, the first torrenting app for the Xbox One will soon be made available to download. Xbox One owners will soon be able to...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
Some Xbox One Games Will Look Better on Project Scorpio

Some Xbox One Games Will Look Better on Project Scorpio

Xbox head Phil Spencer reveals that the upcoming Project Scorpio will improve the visuals of certain existing Xbox One games during hectic action scenes. To say that Project Scorpio has been divisi...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Rumor: Xbox Scorpio 4x as Powerful as Current Xbox

Rumor: Xbox Scorpio 4x as Powerful as Current Xbox

Anonymous sources claim to have more information on the rumored upgraded Xbox One console, stating that the system is 4x more powerful than current Xbox One models. Earlier today, rumors surfaced o...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Xbox One VR Evidence Continues to Mount

Xbox One VR Evidence Continues to Mount

With E3 2016 just around the corner, more evidence appears that suggests Microsoft is set to make a strong move into virtual reality with the Xbox One. At this year’s E3, plenty of gamers are expec...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Rumor: June Xbox Games With Gold Includes Red Dead

Rumor: June Xbox Games With Gold Includes Red Dead

A photograph appears to leak June 2016’s free Games with Gold, which will apparently include Ryse: Son of Rome on Xbox One and Red Dead Redemption on Xbox 360. At the end of each month, Xbox Live G...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Halo 5 Forge Mode Tools Coming to PC for Free

Halo 5 Forge Mode Tools Coming to PC for Free

Microsoft announces that the Forge Mode tools from Halo 5: Guardians will be launching in the coming months for free on the Windows 10 platform with added features. There’s no denying that Halo 5:...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Rocket League Officially Supports Xbox One to PC Play

Rocket League Officially Supports Xbox One to PC Play

Psyonix announces that cross-network play officially arrives for Rocket League today, which allows for Xbox One gamers to face off against Steam PC users. It’s now official: Rocket League is the fi...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Ex-Sony Dev: New Consoles Will Be Hard to Develop For

Ex-Sony Dev: New Consoles Will Be Hard to Develop For

A former employee of a Sony studio decides to enlighten gamers on potentially problematic development issues that could stem from new Sony and Microsoft consoles. By now, it appears that Sony and M...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Call of Duty: Black Ops Now Backward Compatible

Call of Duty: Black Ops Now Backward Compatible

Microsoft confirms that Treyarch’s 2010 first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops has now been added to the Xbox One’s backward compatibility roster. Since the Xbox One’s backward compatibility...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Ubisoft CEO: One Console Gen Left, Future is Streaming

Ubisoft CEO: One Console Gen Left, Future is Streaming

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot delivers a speech during an earnings call that suggests the company believes the gaming industry is in for a drastic change soon. Despite the rapid pace at which technolo...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
Microsoft Releasing 1M Unused Xbox Live Gamer Tags

Microsoft Releasing 1M Unused Xbox Live Gamer Tags

Microsoft will release over 1 million unused Xbox Live gamer tags back into the wild, including screen names that feature pop culture references, proper names, and more. Microsoft has announced tha...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
This is Why Microsoft Never Made A Xbox Handheld

This is Why Microsoft Never Made A Xbox Handheld

Former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach reveals that Microsoft was once considering a handheld Xbox console, as well as explaining why the project never saw development. Microsoft has found a huge am...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft Reimagines Xbox Games As Pokemon GO Clones

Microsoft releases a trio of concept images showing Microsoft games getting the Pokemon GO spin, prompting some to wonder if the company is gauging fan interest in such an idea. Microsoft has offic...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

Console Sales Are Slowing Down, According to June NPD

New sales numbers released by consumer market research firm the NPD Group indicate that console sales are struggling more than gamers might have expected. The state of video game consoles has been...

By Cody Gravelle on 30 November -1
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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 30 November -1