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  • Blog Post: Gears Of War 4 Beta Starts In April

    Microsoft and Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition have announced the beta details for Gears of War 4, and it starts in April. Those who've played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (on either Xbox One or PC) will get first crack at the Gears 4 versus multiplayer beta on April 18, when the first wave... More
  • Blog Post: A Microsoft Studios Website Cleanup Turned Into Unfounded Rumors Of Impending Layoffs

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will be closing Press Play and proposing the closure of Fable developer Lionhead. Changes to the Microsoft Studios website led some to believe the cuts were deeper than originally thought. That isn’t the case. The rumors spun out of changes that removed a... More
  • Blog Post: Lamborghini Lands On The Next Forza Cover

    Microsoft and car manufacturer Lamborghini are partnering up to put the Lamborghini Centenario on the cover of the next Forza title, as well as make sure the car is available in the racing series before you can drive it in real life. Microsoft hasn't announced any details about the game itself, but... More
  • Blog Post: Free Fallout 4-Themed Cars Available In Forza Motorsport 6

    Fallout players usually have their minds on surviving in the wasteland and irradiated creatures trying to tear them about, but that doesn't mean they don't like racing. Fallout fans can now get their wish in Forza Motorsport 6, as two cars from the Bethesda franchise will be available for free... More
  • Blog Post: Banjo-Kazooie Soundtrack Gets Double Vinyl Treatment

    Seventeen years after the iconic Rare platformer first debuted on Nintendo 64, the Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack is getting the limited edition record treatment courtesy of iam8bit. The two-LP collection of music composed by Grant Kirkhope is being pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Toronto-based artist Jacub Gagnon... More
  • Blog Post: Furious 7 Car Pack Comes To Forza Horizon 2

    Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One is adding eight cars from the Furious 7 movie for its monthly car pack that have been tailored to the film's high-octane driving. The new car pack is now available for the system for $5 ( not on Xbox 360 , however), and the 1998 Toyota Supra is available to all players... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: Nightfall Coming To Blu-ray And DVD In March

    Microsoft has announced plans to bring the Halo: Nightfall webseries to Blu-ray and DVD in March. While both the Blu-ray and DVD versions release on March 17, they have a few differences. Both releases have an additional 35 minutes of behind-the-scenes content, but the Blu-ray version has an extra 45... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Beta Begins In December

    On Monday Microsoft announced Halo: Master Chief Collection, and apart from remastering the numbered games in the series, it also delivers access to Halo 5: Guardians' beta. That beta begins in December. Speaking to Joystiq, Bonnie Ross, 343's general manager, said that the beta for Halo 5's... More
  • Blog Post: New Crackdown Coming To Xbox One [Trailer Added]

    Crackdown fans have a reason to celebrate. A new game, simply titled Crackdown, is headed exclusively to Xbox One. The debut trailer features the classic narrator voice courtesy of Michael McConnohie over three operatives launching a strike against the leader of the Los Muertos gang in the top floor... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Arrives In Fall 2015

    Last E3 , Microsoft announced during its E3 press conference that there would be a Halo game in 2014 for the Xbox One. Today, however, the company says that the next Halo title in the series' main storyline won't come out until well into 2015. The game – called Halo 5: Guardians –... More
  • Blog Post: 10 New Forza 5 DLC Cars To Lust After

    The latest Forza 5 DLC car pack has a little bit of something for everyone, but your interest will definitely be piqued if you're into classic cars in particular. Car care company Meguiar's and Turn 10 have teamed up to bring you The Meguiar's Car Pack for $9.99 (or free if you're a Car... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Layoffs At Microsoft Studios

    Update : Microsoft has responded to our requests for comment and details on the situation. A Microsoft spokesperson released the statement regarding the situation: At Xbox, our goal is to constantly create new fun, social, and interactive entertainment experiences. As part of our commitment to this goal... More
  • Blog Post: Age Of Mythology: Extended Edition Coming To Steam

    In what looks to be an odd, viral announcement, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition has been confirmed for a Steam release. The real-time strategy title was originally released in 2002 by the now-defunct Ensemble Studios. This is the second Age of Empires title to get a new Steam update. Age of Empires... More
  • Blog Post: Ryse: Son Of Rome Draws First Blood In Live-Action Miniseries

    We’ve already heard about Ryse: Son of Rome’s story of revenge , but it looks like now we’ll get a more cinematic taste soon. The four-part live-action series The Fall begins November 5 on Machinima, leading up to the game’s release on Xbox One November 22. Crytek and Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Apply To Be Part Of The Project Spark Beta

    For most of gaming history, players have inhabited worlds created and shaped by developers. While Mojang's Minecraft wasn't the first title to throw off the shackles of narrative and forced progress, it still stands as the shining beacon of what gaming can be when imaginations run free. At E3... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Play Brings Xbox Live Arcade Games To Windows 8

    Windows 8 is pushing a more console-style interface to PCs, and soon you'll able to purchase a small selection of Xbox Live Arcade games through your PC. The video below serves as the announcement for the Microsoft Play service, and shows off some of the interface for purchasing games. The service's... More
  • Blog Post: Forza Horizon DLC Gets Dirty

    Forza Horizon's upcoming rally DLC content looks to expand the game's racing repertoire. The Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack comes out on December 18 for 1,600 Microsoft Points. It includes new cars, events, and achievements. Apart from the rally DLC, on launch day (October 23) Microsoft will... More
  • Blog Post: Twisted Pixel's New Game Is Lococycle

    In a quick tease at the Microsoft Press Conference, Twisted Pixel unveiled LocoCycle. The game comes in 2013, and it features a seemingly sentient motorcycle called I.R.I.S. She's highly qualified, knows a slew of languages, graduated from the Big Arms School of Assassination, knows 40 forms of armed... More
  • Blog Post: Nike & Microsoft's New Fitness Game

    Microsoft and Nike have partnered for a new fitness game using Kinect. Nike+ Kinect Training uses training methods, real-time feedback, and assessments measurements that Nike uses with pro athletes. You will also get reminders via your phone, and your regiment will be re-assessed every four weeks. The... More
  • Blog Post: Gears of War 3's Forces Of Nature Unleashed

    Gears of War 3 new Forces of Nature DLC takes the map pack convention and adds differing weather conditions to mix things up. The map pack also includes four new multiplayer characters, 250 achievement points, and character variants for 800 MS points (free if you have the season pass). Here are the maps... More
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