News items tagged with microsoft

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. Microsoft returned to SDCC this year with ano...

By Rory Young on February 19, 2018
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 work pol...

By Boston Blake on February 18, 2018
State of Decay 2 Trailer

State of Decay 2 Trailer

Microsoft and Undead Labs reveal State of Decay 2 with a blood-soaked trailer that places a heavy emphasis on co-operative multiplayer mayhem. Zombie fans were left salivating during Microsoft’s E3...

By John Jacques on February 17, 2018
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 4 from...

By Dalton Cooper on February 14, 2018
Microsoft Pulls Controversial PUBG Ad

Microsoft Pulls Controversial PUBG Ad

Last week, Reddit user Macsterr accused Microsoft of copying his concept for a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ad. While Microsoft has yet to admit that it copied Macsterr’s work, the company has pul...

By Dalton Cooper on February 14, 2018
Halloween Sale For Xbox One and Xbox 360 Horror Games

Halloween Sale For Xbox One and Xbox 360 Horror Games

Once again, Microsoft is getting into the spirit of the holiday and holding another Shocktober sale in its Xbox Store. Xbox Live Gold and Silver members will find a tremendous amount of discounts o...

By Curt Hutson on February 13, 2018
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. Overall, it’s safe to say that 2015 was a g...

By Dalton Cooper on February 10, 2018
E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3 2014 officially begins today but every year it’s the day before – where the big press conferences take place – where all the big announcements, reveals and gameplay footage teasers are reveale...

By Rob Keyes on February 09, 2018
7 Xbox Games You Forgot Used Kinect

7 Xbox Games You Forgot Used Kinect

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]When Microsoft Kinect launched in 2010, it was initially a major success, and holds the Guinness World Record of being the fastest selling consumer electr...

By Dalton Cooper on February 09, 2018
Rumor: Next Xbox Console Release Window Leaked

Rumor: Next Xbox Console Release Window Leaked

Console manufacturers are constantly working on new systems, creating prototypes and internally testing the next PlayStation or Xbox. Considering this, it’s no surprise or secret that Microsoft has...

By Dalton Cooper on February 09, 2018
Microsoft Removes Controversial Logan Paul Xbox Game

Microsoft Removes Controversial Logan Paul Xbox Game

Gamers were appalled to discover a game entitled The Suicide Forest listed on the Xbox Live Creators Collection based upon the infamous video uploaded by YouTuber Logan Paul. Microsoft has responde...

By Sarah Fields on February 01, 2018
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. In 2015, Microsoft claimed...

By Dalton Cooper on January 22, 2018
Scalebound Hero Was Originally Female

Scalebound Hero Was Originally Female

Platinum Games is a studio that needs little introduction, and the creative minds behind games that push the envelope of video game aesthetic and quirky gameplay mechanics have been given the recog...

By Cody Gravelle on January 13, 2018
New Xbox One Update Adds Helpful Achievement Feature

New Xbox One Update Adds Helpful Achievement Feature

Xbox One users that are a part of the Xbox One Insider program should start seeing a prompt to download a brand new update for their console. This update offers some quality of life improvements, a...

By Dalton Cooper on January 11, 2018
Sea of Thieves Beta Begins Later This Month

Sea of Thieves Beta Begins Later This Month

Sea of Thieves currently stands as one of the biggest Xbox One console-exclusives of 2018, and while its full launch isn’t until March 20, fans will have a chance to try it out beforehand. Rare has...

By Dalton Cooper on January 11, 2018
Rumor: Huge Xbox One Game Announcements Coming in 2018

Rumor: Huge Xbox One Game Announcements Coming in 2018

Leading up to E3 2016, rumors were running rampant about what Microsoft would be unveiling at the show. An Internet user by the name of Klobrille accurately leaked the majority of Microsoft’s E3 20...

By Dalton Cooper on January 09, 2018
News Wrap Up: Cliffy B’s New Game, A New LEGO Game & More!

News Wrap Up: Cliffy B’s New Game, A New LEGO Game & More!

It’s been a major week in video games with embargoes lifting on reviews of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Saints Row 4 and Activision hosting an event to unveil Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ multiplayer fe...

By Rob Keyes on January 09, 2018
Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

Several major video games hit store shelves and download services this past week as we approach the beginnings of the exciting fall video game release season and along with a listing of these rev...

By Rob Keyes on January 05, 2018
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 good to...

By AJ Caulfield on January 03, 2018
State of Decay 2 Gameplay Revealed at Xbox E3

State of Decay 2 Gameplay Revealed at Xbox E3

State of Decay 2 got a new gameplay trailer at the Xbox E3 2017 press conference, showing off more of the zombie action that fans of the original will be familiar with. That is, State of Decay 2 lo...

By Weston Albert on January 03, 2018
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 conference wa...

By Dalton Cooper on January 03, 2018
Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

GamesCom proved to be a boon for the Xbox One console, showing off impressive demos for many upcoming exclusive games that skipped E3 like Quantum Break and Scalebound. Crackdown 3 in particular wowe...

By Derek Nichols on January 03, 2018
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. At E3, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer p...

By Dalton Cooper on January 03, 2018
Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

As one of the oddest exclusive game announcements to ever stem from an Xbox conference, Scalebound certainly turned heads when it was first announced during E3 2014. Featuring dragons and headphone-...

By Riley Little on January 03, 2018
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 game...

By Rob Gordon on January 03, 2018
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. Scalebound has been one of the...

By Rory Young on January 03, 2018
Microsoft to 'Take Risks' After Scalebound Cancellation

Microsoft to 'Take Risks' After Scalebound Cancellation

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

By Kyle Sledge on January 03, 2018
Scalebound Trademark Renewed by Microsoft

Scalebound Trademark Renewed by Microsoft

Scalebound may have gotten the axe back in January of this year, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft Studios wants to relinquish every piece of its dragon-filled title just yet. News broke earlier this...

By AJ Caulfield on January 03, 2018
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. Much like last y...

By Denny Connolly on January 03, 2018
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. It’s been over two years since Scalebou...

By Dalton Cooper on January 03, 2018
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. Xbox One exclusive...

By Jason Gallagher on January 03, 2018
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. Anticipation had bee...

By Alexander Pan on January 03, 2018
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. Following the news a few days ago that develop...

By F. O'Sullivan on January 03, 2018
PUBG Dev Asked When Game is Coming to PS4

PUBG Dev Asked When Game is Coming to PS4

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the most popular games in the world right now, smashing Steam concurrent user records and selling millions of units in its early access period alone. Unfortu...

By Dalton Cooper on January 02, 2018
Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

Without a doubt, Cuphead fever seems to have struck in the gaming world, as the video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun indie title has managed to be lauded by both fans and critics alike fo...

By Kyle Sledge on January 01, 2018
Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

It’s only been two weeks since Studio MDHR released its critically-acclaimed run and gun shooter Cuphead, but the retro-looking indie title has already been a remarkable success among the gaming co...

By Alexander Pan on January 01, 2018
Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

As if it needed to be said, the run and gun indie shooter known as Cuphead has been a hot commodity ever since its release, with many a positive review praising the title for its carefully construc...

By Kyle Sledge on January 01, 2018
Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

This week saw the long-awaited release of Cuphead for Xbox One and PC, and gamers have been quick to lavish the game with praise for its vintage cartoon graphics and challenging levels. Progressing...

By John Jacques on January 01, 2018
Jurassic World Evolution Debuts at Gamescom 2017

Jurassic World Evolution Debuts at Gamescom 2017

The first big surprise announcement of gamescom 2017 is Jurassic World Evolution, a park simulator allowing players to create their very own Jurassic World. Developed by RollerCoaster Tycoon vetera...

By Rory Young on January 01, 2018
Fortnite Launches Battle Royale Add-On for Free

Fortnite Launches Battle Royale Add-On for Free

It’s been a wild couple of weeks for Fortnite, which is still well into its Early Access period. While the resource collecting and wave defense third-person shooter got off to a slow start, momentu...

By Derek Nichols on January 01, 2018
How to Unlock Cuphead's Secret Game Mode

How to Unlock Cuphead's Secret Game Mode

About a week ago, the achievements list for Studio MDHR’s colorful run and gun indie shooter Cuphead was revealed before the title even had time to hit store shelves, and now that it has officially...

By Kyle Sledge on December 31, 2017
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in 2012, l...

By Rob Keyes on December 31, 2017
Xbox Free Games With Gold for May 2016

Xbox Free Games With Gold for May 2016

Here are the free Xbox Games With Gold titles for May 2016, including two smaller Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles headlined by racing sim GRID 2. If anyone was expecting a big ramp-up in Ga...

By Rory Young on December 31, 2017
Weekly Video Game News Roundup: February 24th

Weekly Video Game News Roundup: February 24th

This week was all about secrets, but we’re in a gossipy mood and can’t help but tell you all of them. In this roundup we have a release date for The Secret World, a revelation about XBLA’s file s...

By Curt Hutson on December 30, 2017
Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Summer of Arcade 2011 Release Schedule and Price Points Revealed

Delivering some of the hottest downloadable titles coming out of E3 2011, this year’s Summer of Arcade on Xbox Live promises to outdo the stellar offering from last year. To help inform gamers ju...

By Anthony Taormina on December 29, 2017
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. Another round of Xbox 360 games have been...

By Curt Hutson on December 27, 2017
2013 Canadian Videogame Awards: Winners & Thoughts

2013 Canadian Videogame Awards: Winners & Thoughts

Yesterday evening at Fan Expo Vancouver, Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions held the Canadian Videogame Awards, hosted by industry voice actor Elias Toufexis (Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Hu...

By Rob Keyes on December 27, 2017
The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

Leading up to E3 2012, many of the big game announcements were unveiled early, from Star Wars 1313 to Gears of War: Judgment. Still, there were a few pleasant surprises during the five major pres...

By Rob Keyes on December 26, 2017
Fortnite Battle Royale Mode is Going Free to Play

Fortnite Battle Royale Mode is Going Free to Play

Epic Games made headlines recently when its loot shooter Fortnite introduced a battle royale game mode. Simply called “Battle Royale,” the 100-player game mode has been well-received by fans and cr...

By Jasmine Henry on December 26, 2017
2013 Canadian Videogame Awards: Finalists Revealed

2013 Canadian Videogame Awards: Finalists Revealed

At last year’s Canadian Videogame Awards, FIFA Soccer 2012 took home game of the year, while Deux Ex: Human Revolution won Best Console Game and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP won Best Do...

By Rob Keyes on December 26, 2017
Borderlands Gets Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Borderlands Gets Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Microsoft is attempting to keep its vast library of Xbox 360 titles alive with backward compatibility. It was definitely one of the more unexpected announcements to come out of E3 2015, but if the...

By Kyree Leary on December 23, 2017
Xbox Free Games With Gold for March 2016

Xbox Free Games With Gold for March 2016

Microsoft reveals the games that will be made available for Games With Gold in March, including the likes of Lords of the Fallen and the original Borderlands. As March draws near, it’s once again t...

By Rob Gordon on December 23, 2017
Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

While we live for looking forward to what new games come out each year, we dread the overwhelming process of  picking only a select few to rank as our most anticipated. Starting with a list of...

By Rob Keyes on December 22, 2017
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 December 21, 2017
PUBG Patch Fixes Some Xbox One Bugs

PUBG Patch Fixes Some Xbox One Bugs

It’s no secret that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a bit of a mess on Xbox One. However, PUBG Corporation is already working to make it a better experience for console players, releasing a patch...

By Dalton Cooper on December 21, 2017
Conan O'Brien Plays Cuphead with Model Kate Upton

Conan O'Brien Plays Cuphead with Model Kate Upton

When Conan O’Brien plays video games, people tend to notice. The comedian’s late night show is a desirable showcase for many developers looking to appeal to a broader audience for their games, as O...

By Cody Gravelle on December 18, 2017
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...

By Riley Little on December 16, 2017
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 looki...

By Riley Little on December 15, 2017
Fortnite Gets Cross-Play Between PS4 and Xbox One

Fortnite Gets Cross-Play Between PS4 and Xbox One

Update: Looks like Epic Games accidentally enabled the feature and has now disabled. But it’s good to know how easy cross-play is to implement. Fortnite is an interesting case study in game develop...

By Cody Gravelle on December 15, 2017
PUBG Reveals First Gameplay of Desert Map Miramar

PUBG Reveals First Gameplay of Desert Map Miramar

Although PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has become something of a worldwide phenomenon, gamers everywhere are undoubtedly tired of experiencing the same Russian landscape time and time again. Thankf...

By Maxwell Jeffery on December 14, 2017
PUBG is Already Selling DLC on Xbox One

PUBG is Already Selling DLC on Xbox One

The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One release date is right around the corner; console players only have to wait until next week to play the popular battle royale game. But although Xbox One p...

By Jasmine Henry on December 14, 2017
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Desert Map Has A Name

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Desert Map Has A Name

For months, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans have been anticipating the release of the game’s desert map. While the desert map still has yet to be added to the game, we now know more details abou...

By Dalton Cooper on December 13, 2017
Sea of Thieves Gets Special Treatment from Xbox

Sea of Thieves Gets Special Treatment from Xbox

According to developer Rare, the upcoming Sea of Thieves has achieved such a heavy level of trust with Microsoft that the company will not have to undergo the traditional certification process when...

By Maxwell Jeffery on December 09, 2017
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds New Map Footage Next Week

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds New Map Footage Next Week

The battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues its PC domination with the game selling over 20 million copies as of last month. Even as the game continues to pass new milestones...

By Derek Nichols on December 08, 2017
Cuphead’s Achievements List Gets Revealed

Cuphead’s Achievements List Gets Revealed

It’s been a painful wait for many Xbox One owners, but Cuphead is finally on the brink of release. The indie run-and-gun shooter immediately gained the interest of gamers due to its art style, whic...

By Rob Gordon on December 06, 2017
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Game Streaming Service

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Game Streaming Service

Microsoft may have only just launched the Xbox One X, but that doesn’t mean that the company is resting on its laurels. The platform-holder has big plans for the next few years and new comments sug...

By Jasmine Henry on December 05, 2017
Black Friday 2017 Deals: Save Money on an Xbox One X

Black Friday 2017 Deals: Save Money on an Xbox One X

The Xbox One X has only just been released meaning that the console isn’t part of Microsoft’s official Xbox One Black Friday deals. However, one retailer is offering Xbox One X fans a way to bag th...

By Jasmine Henry on December 05, 2017
PUBG Creator Doesn't Want to Win Game of the Year

PUBG Creator Doesn't Want to Win Game of the Year

Winning a Game of the Year award is a prestigious honor, and one that very few video game developers will ever experience. Considering this, one would imagine PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds creator...

By Dalton Cooper on December 05, 2017
PUBG Is Getting a Mobile Release

PUBG Is Getting a Mobile Release

A few days ago, it was announced that large Chinese video game publisher Tencent would be bringing the wildly popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to China in an official capacity. Today the compa...

By Dalton Cooper on December 04, 2017
PUBG Will Be Modified in China

PUBG Will Be Modified in China

In recent years, China has been more lenient about the kind of entertainment it allows its citizens to consume. Even so, the country’s strict guidelines have made it somewhat difficult for Bluehole...

By Dalton Cooper on December 01, 2017
Why Microsoft's Kinect Failed

Why Microsoft's Kinect Failed

“Xbox One is Kinect. They are not separate systems. An Xbox One has chips, it has memory, it has Blu-ray, it has Kinect, it has a controller. These are all part of the platform ecosystem.” – Xbox e...

By Dalton Cooper on November 13, 2017
13 Original Xbox Games Coming to Xbox One Tomorrow

13 Original Xbox Games Coming to Xbox One Tomorrow

One of the biggest surprises of Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference was the announcement that original Xbox backward compatibility would be coming to Xbox One. We now know the first 13 original Xb...

By Dalton Cooper on November 09, 2017
Some Xbox One X Consoles are Dying Already

Some Xbox One X Consoles are Dying Already

After much anticipation, Microsoft has officially launched the Xbox One X, giving players access to 4K gaming and huge visual upgrades to existing titles. But some players say that they are unable...

By Jasmine Henry on November 09, 2017
‘Trials Evolution’ Sets XBLA Single Day Sales Record

‘Trials Evolution’ Sets XBLA Single Day Sales Record

Trials Evolution, the hotly anticipated follow-up to one of the downloadable era’s most beloved titles, is now the Arcade Next promotion, which sees the release of Bloodforge this week, as an annual...

By Anthony Taormina on November 03, 2017
‘Trials Evolution’ and ‘Minecraft’ Bookend Xbox 360’s Arcade Next

‘Trials Evolution’ and ‘Minecraft’ Bookend Xbox 360’s Arcade Next

Microsoft’s XBLA House Party 2012 just wrapped up a couple of weeks ago with the release of I Am Alive, but time waits for no one, and the next Xbox Live Arcade event has already been announced. Hu...

By Jeff Schille on November 03, 2017
Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

With plenty of game trailers and announcements set to take place at Gamescom this August, companies will be vying to make sure their press conferences are the ones gamers tune in to see. Microsof...

By John Jacques on November 03, 2017
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 November 03, 2017
Sea of Thieves Gets Release Window

Sea of Thieves Gets Release Window

Xbox Australia prematurely reveals the February release month for the upcoming Rare-developed multiplayer pirate game Sea of Thieves on PC and Xbox One. Sea of Thieves was a pleasant surprise at th...

By Dalton Cooper on November 03, 2017
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 agr...

By Kyle Sledge on November 03, 2017
Rocket League Is Getting Cross-Network Play On Xbox One

Rocket League Is Getting Cross-Network Play On Xbox One

Psyonix confirms that Rocket League will now support cross-network play, allowing gamers on the Xbox One to play against those on a PC. Rocket League gamers have been hoping that cross-network pla...

By John Jacques on November 03, 2017
Do Original Xbox Games Have Achievements on Xbox One?

Do Original Xbox Games Have Achievements on Xbox One?

Months after the feature was announced at E3 2017, original Xbox backward compatibility is finally rolling out to Xbox One owners all over the world. Original Xbox backward compatibility allows pla...

By Dalton Cooper on November 03, 2017
Psyonix: PS4/Xbox One Cross-Play is 'Inevitable'

Psyonix: PS4/Xbox One Cross-Play is 'Inevitable'

Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham discusses the possibility of PS4 to Xbox One cross-platform play in Rocket League, calling the feature ‘inevitable.’ Rocket League made history earlier this yea...

By Dalton Cooper on November 03, 2017
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

Rare is debuting the debut gameplay trailer for Sea of Thieves, the online multiplayer pirate adventure game, live at Microsoft’s E3 2016 Xbox press conference. To sail the seven seas, embracing th...

By Rory Young on November 03, 2017
Microsoft Discusses If A New Fable Game Could Be Made

Microsoft Discusses If A New Fable Game Could Be Made

It’s been two years since Fable Legends was canceled and Lionhead Studios shuttered, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft’s intellectual property has faded away entirely. A third party studio created a...

By John Jacques on November 02, 2017
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Release Date

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Release Date

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been making waves in the online gaming community, selling over 15 million units and breaking Dota 2‘s concurrent player record – all while in early access. We’ve k...

By Dalton Cooper on November 02, 2017
Time for the Return of 3D Platformers

Time for the Return of 3D Platformers

Gaming is an evolving medium, that much is undeniable. As hardware continues to advance, so too do the games that find themselves on it, but something happened after the PlayStation 2 and Nintend...

By Riley Little on October 31, 2017
[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 reve...

By Dalton Cooper on October 21, 2017
Cuphead Clones Have Already Arrived on Mobile

Cuphead Clones Have Already Arrived on Mobile

As Cuphead continues to be a huge success on Windows PC and Xbox One, mobile app developers on Android begin to release poor rip-off clones of the game.

By Jasmine Henry on October 20, 2017
Forza Motorsport 7 VIP Bonuses Changed After Backlash

Forza Motorsport 7 VIP Bonuses Changed After Backlash

Forza Motorsport 7 launched on PC and Xbox One last week, but fans were less than pleased about the changes that Turn 10 had made to the game’s loot system. The changes altered the paid-for VIP upg...

By Jasmine Henry on October 20, 2017
Microsoft Didn't Talk VR This Year Because of Kinect

Microsoft Didn't Talk VR This Year Because of Kinect

When Microsoft announced the Xbox One X, it stated that the console would be capable of “high fidelity” virtual reality gaming. The new console launches next month but Microsoft has yet to fully de...

By Jasmine Henry on October 20, 2017
Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

Microsoft Canada recently provided Game Rant with the opportunity to sit down for a brief interview with Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner. The skilled youngster was front and center for a re...

By Riley Little on October 19, 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. With Christmas Day now over, many g...

By Rob Gordon on October 13, 2017
PS4 Should Support Cross-Play, Just Not With Xbox

PS4 Should Support Cross-Play, Just Not With Xbox

The notion of cross-platform play would have seemed absurd to gaming fans even half a decade ago, when people still earnestly believed that the famed “console wars” of the early-to-mid-2000s would...

By Cody Gravelle on October 07, 2017
5 Reasons PS4 and Xbox One Crossplay Needs to Happen

5 Reasons PS4 and Xbox One Crossplay Needs to Happen

Lately, Sony has been feeling the heat as fans demand that the PS4 platform holder should enable cross-platform play with Xbox One. Sony has refused to budge despite the pressure, which has only in...

By Jasmine Henry on October 07, 2017
Microsoft to Extend PUBG Xbox One Exclusivity

Microsoft to Extend PUBG Xbox One Exclusivity

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will release on Xbox One later this year as a console launch exclusive and the game will be one of the biggest titles out on the console this year. As the hype builds...

By Jasmine Henry on October 07, 2017
Forza Motorsport 7: Loot System Is Off To a Rocky Start

Forza Motorsport 7: Loot System Is Off To a Rocky Start

The reveal of Forza Motorsport 7 was one of the major talking points from the Xbox E3 2017 press conference. The racing sim series was looking better than ever and fans could not wait to get behind...

By Jasmine Henry on October 07, 2017
Xbox One X Pre-Order Date Leaks for Standard Edition

Xbox One X Pre-Order Date Leaks for Standard Edition

At Gamescom 2017 last month, Microsoft announced the pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition had gone live and that fans could register their interest for the limited edition console....

By Jasmine Henry on September 21, 2017
Cuphead Review

Cuphead Review

Cuphead delivers a carefully curated balance of gorgeous hand-drawn visuals and unforgiving gameplay. This heavily stylized title is an instant classic.

By John Jacques on September 20, 2017
Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Microsoft and Studio MDHR officially release the launch trailer for Cuphead, the vibrant run and gun shooter game that is available now for PC and Xbox One.

By Kyle Sledge on September 20, 2017
Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Studio MDHR producer and ink artist Maja Moldenhauer reveals that online co-operative gameplay may be on the horizon for Cuphead, the vintage platformer.

By John Jacques on September 20, 2017
Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

One truly talented player of the video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun title Cuphead beats all of its bosses without dodging, using charms, or taking damage.

By Kyle Sledge on September 20, 2017
The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

We name the one change every Cuphead player should make to make the extremely challenging platformer easier, as well as other ways to lessen the game’s difficulty.

By Dalton Cooper on September 20, 2017
Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

A talented Twitch streamer named Frayzlo completes an incredible ultra hard run of Cuphead in just 46 minutes and change, faster than a typical pizza delivery.

By John Jacques on September 20, 2017
Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

The video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun indie shooter, Cuphead, sells more than 300,000 copies through Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam.

By Kyle Sledge on September 20, 2017
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 decision to ma...

By Kyle Sledge on September 18, 2017
Future Xbox One Update May Improve Game Downloads

Future Xbox One Update May Improve Game Downloads

Microsoft’s Xbox One may currently be trailing Sony’s PlayStation 4 in worldwide sales at the moment, but the company is taking big steps in an attempt to close the gap, starting with the release o...

By Alexander Pan on September 18, 2017
Dead Rising 4 Gets A Release Date

Dead Rising 4 Gets A Release Date

After it is accidentally posted on the Xbox Live Marketplace, Microsoft confirms the release date for the upcoming Windows 10 and Xbox One exclusive game Dead Rising 4. Before its official announce...

By Dalton Cooper on September 18, 2017
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 September 18, 2017
Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Capcom Vancouver studio head Joe Nickolls reveals that Dead Rising 4 will not use the divisive time limit mechanic that has been used in previous games in the series. In many ways, Dead Rising 4 sh...

By Dalton Cooper on September 18, 2017
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 announced at E3...

By Brad Jones on September 18, 2017
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 E3 2016,...

By Dalton Cooper on September 18, 2017
N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

Just a few short days since it was discovered on the Xbox Games Store, the Nintendo 64 app has been pulled and users can no longer download the emulator. A Nintendo 64 emulator titled Win64e10 rece...

By Curt Hutson on September 18, 2017
Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

A report showcasing a video comparison between the PC and Xbox One versions of Forza Horizon 3 suggests that the graphical presentation may be near identical. Microsoft Studios’ Forza Horizon 3 mig...

By Cody Gravelle on September 18, 2017
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 September 18, 2017
Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

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

By Maxwell Jeffery on September 18, 2017
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 September 18, 2017
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 recent holid...

By Kyle Sledge on September 18, 2017
Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

To celebrate the release of open world racer Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft reveals a competition to win a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S modelled after the $2 million Lamborghini Centenario. Xbox owners are...

By Rob Gordon on September 18, 2017
Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2016

Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2016

Four games join the Xbox Games With Gold program in October 2016, including both Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and The Escapists each on the Xbox One. October’s line-up of free Xbox games for...

By Rory Young on September 18, 2017
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 word tha...

By Derek Nichols on September 18, 2017
Inside Review

Inside Review

Inside builds on every strength of Playdead’s Limbo, while also delivering a compelling yet haunting world filled with smart puzzles and inventive mechanics. Released back in 2010, Playdead Studio...

By Anthony Taormina on September 16, 2017
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 important few...

By Rob Gordon on September 12, 2017
Xbox Scorpio ‘Aspired a Little Bit Higher’ Than PS4 Pro

Xbox Scorpio ‘Aspired a Little Bit Higher’ Than PS4 Pro

Microsoft executive Albert Penello has continued the comparisons between the Xbox Scorpio and the PS4 Pro, stating that the Xbox console ‘aspired’ a little higher. This console generation, both Son...

By Rob Gordon on September 12, 2017
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what many may...

By Riley Little on September 12, 2017
Future Gears of War Games May Explore Other Genres

Future Gears of War Games May Explore Other Genres

The answer to an interesting question posed at the recent Xbox Fanfest event in Sydney, Australia suggests future Gears of War titles might not have to be shooters. All the main games in the Gears...

By Curt Hutson on September 12, 2017
Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

Video game developer The Coalition releases an update for the Xbox One version of Gears of War 4 that fixes some of the title’s persistent multiplayer problems. Ever since the official release of G...

By Kyle Sledge on September 12, 2017
Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Sets up the Story

Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Sets up the Story

The Coalition releases a launch trailer for Gears of War 4 that sets up the story, highlights the main characters, and details the new threats players will face. It may be hard to believe, but we a...

By Dalton Cooper on September 12, 2017
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: Judgment was th...

By Riley Little on September 12, 2017
Gears of War 4 Will Support Split Screen Co-Op on PC

Gears of War 4 Will Support Split Screen Co-Op on PC

Game developer The Coalition officially confirms the inclusion of split-screen co-op for PC players of the forthcoming third-person shooter Gears of War 4. Last week, The Coalition held a preview e...

By Kyle Sledge on September 09, 2017
State of Decay 2 Features Three Maps, More Possible

State of Decay 2 Features Three Maps, More Possible

Undead Labs’ Director of Community details why the developer is offering three maps for State of Decay 2 at launch, and hints that more may be coming in the future.

By Boston Blake on April 15, 2017
New Concept Art from State of Decay 2

New Concept Art from State of Decay 2

State of Decay 2 developer Undead Labs releases a final piece of concept art ahead of the game’s previously announced showcase during Microsoft’s conference at E3 2017.

By Brad Jones on March 15, 2017
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 February 19, 2017
Halo Wars 2 Gets Brand New Trailer At The Game Awards

Halo Wars 2 Gets Brand New Trailer At The Game Awards

Microsoft provides The Game Awards viewers a new trailer for Halo Wars 2, which offers gamers a glimpse into the events leading up the action in the game.

By Boston Blake on February 19, 2017
Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

The latest trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider: The 20 Year Celebration reveals the first gameplay footage of Lara Croft hunting zombies in her family’s manor.

By Denny Connolly on February 15, 2017
Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Includes Mini Golf

Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Includes Mini Golf

Microsoft announces the Dead Rising 4 season pass, which will include a multiplayer mini golf mode, an infected Frank West, and holiday-themed weapons.

By Dalton Cooper on February 09, 2017
14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

A new E3 gameplay demo for Dead Rising 4 reveals a number of over the top weapons and vehicles the series is known for including some returning features as well.

By Derek Nichols on June 24, 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 February 19, 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 February 15, 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 more.

By Derek Nichols on February 11, 2016
‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Far Cry 3,’ and ‘Halo 4’ headline the nominees for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards. Check out the full list of nominations right here!

By Jeff Schille on January 27, 2013
Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade is set to kick off on July 21, and everything has been priced… at $15 a game.

By Riley Little on February 14, 2010