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  • Blog Post: Sunset Overdrive's Mooil Rig DLC Out Today

    The world of Sunset Overdrive is getting a little bigger today, thanks to the release of the Mystery of the Mooil Rig DLC. And as you can see in the release trailer, you're going to need the new weapons, amps, and traps if you hope to make it through the added story missions. The DLC was announced... More
  • Blog Post: January's Games With Gold Prepares Players For The Witcher 3

    Microsoft has announced next month's Games With Gold offerings and they line up nicely with CD Projekt Red's upcoming RPG. Starting on January 1 and running throughout the month, Xbox One owners can download Swery's campy adventure game, D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (watch our Test Chamber... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Adds Halo: Combat Evolved Playlist Back To Master Chief Collection Multiplayer

    Now that Halo: Combat Evolved has received some improvements, 343 Industries is ready to let it back into the wild. The playlist for this title has been added back to The Master Chief Collection multiplayer. Halo: CE was one of the playlists removed shortly after the collection’s launch. 343 Industries... More
  • Blog Post: Smite To Be Playable On Xbox One At World Championships

    Hi-Rez Studios has announced that its Xbox One-bound MOBA Smite will be playable on that platform by the public for the first time soon. The game will make an appearance at the title’s World Championships event in January. Eight teams will be competing for $1.7 million January 9 through 11. Visitors... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Microsoft Kicks Off Countdown To 2015 Xbox Game Discounts

    We’re just two weeks away from the end of 2014, and Microsoft is eager to celebrate. The company has announced weekly and daily deals leading up to the new year. The kick off week includes discounts on a number of 2014 titles for Xbox One, including Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Wolfenstein... More
  • Blog Post: Another Halo: The Master Chief Collection Patch Rolls Out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still under repairs , with the latest patch designed to further improve matchmaking. You’ll be prompted to download another title update next time you log in. The patch also improves roster, parties, custom games, achievements that still weren’t unlocking... More
  • Blog Post: Ohio State University Researchers Will Use Kinect To Treat Multiple Sclerosis

    Researchers at Ohio State University originally developed Recovery Rapids – a simple, Microsoft Kinect-based kayak simulator – to provide cost-effective physical therapy for stroke victims. A recent grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will allow the team to explore options... More
  • Blog Post: November NPD: Xbox One Overtakes PS4 This Month

    The monthly numbers from the NPD are in, breaking down the sales of hardware and software across the video game industry. Accompanying that data is an announcement from Microsoft declaring that the Xbox One outsold the PS4 in November. "November set a new record for sales of Xbox One, and Xbox One... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5’s Spectator Mode Will Debut In The Guardians Multiplayer Beta

    We had a chance to go hands on with Halo 5: Guardians last month, and you’ll be able to do the same at the end of December. While you’re taking a break from playing Team Slayer or Breakout, you might want to tune into broadcasts of other players to learn some tips. 343 Industries talked to... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Rise Of The Tomb Raider Live Action Mini-Series Is A Fan Production

    Update: The live action Tomb Raider mini-series announced today is a fan production. Crystal Dynamics community manager Meagan Marie cleared up the details on the Square Enix forums. "Hey guys! Jumping in to clarify - this is just a fan series," she writes . "Stephen [Lunsford] and Cambria... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Square Enix: 'Our Partnership With Microsoft... Does Have A Duration'

    Update #2: Following today's reports about Rise of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix reached out to us to offer an additional statement. The publisher puts to rest one question about the timing around Microsoft's exclusivity arrangement. “Our partnership with Microsoft on ‘Rise of the... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch On Xbox One Gets Video On Demand Viewing, Extensive Filters

    Microsoft has announced updates to the Twitch experience that will make it easier to find specific content. An update that goes live today introduces extensive filtering options tailored to specific games. In a new video, you’ll get a look at some of the options you can explore to find streams... More
  • Blog Post: Another Halo: The Master Chief Collection Matchmaking Patch Out Now

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection got another tune up yesterday, as 343 Industries released a new patch for the title. The focus of this update is, again, matchmaking . Included with the lengthy list of improvements to help you find a game (and stick with your party) are fixes to achievements that weren’t... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Spencer: ‘I’ll Work On Making Amends For Street Fighter’

    At Gamescom this year, Microsoft fired a shot in the console war with the announcement that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be a timed Xbox exclusive . Last week, Sony fired back with its own third-party deal. We reported ( and then were able to confirm ) that Street Fighter V will be exclusive to PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Problems Prompt 343 Industries To Delay Spartan Strike

    In the wake of still unresolved problems with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft and 343 Industries are delaying the next game in the series. Halo: Spartan Strike , the sequel to Halo: Spartan Assault, will not make its 2014 release. The title was scheduled to arrive on December 12. It will... More
  • Blog Post: Crytek Pins Blame For Warface Xbox 360 Cancelation On Microsoft

    Following Tuesday's announcement that Crytek will end Warface on Xbox 360 after less than a year, we reached out to the developer for more information. In response, a company representative told us that the decision to cease work on the game came from Microsoft. “With Microsoft acting as publisher... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live Appears To Be Functional Once More

    Update 2: Microsoft has offered comment on last night's Xbox Live outages. "Xbox Live was experiencing log-in issues for some Xbox 360 and Xbox One customers," says the representative. "Service has since been restored—customers now have full access to Xbox Live. As always, please... More
  • Blog Post: Next Halo: The Master Chief Collection Matchmaking Update Due This Week

    In case you were wondering, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still not working entirely as intended. 343 Industries says the next repair to one of Microsoft’s biggest releases of the year is due this week. “The team continues development and testing of upcoming content updates, the next... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets Another Big Patch

    343 Industries continues to conduct repairs on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. A new patch seeks to address a number of problems with matchmaking and stability. Included in the new update are fixes to team balancing and searching with a party. The patch notes reveal some of the causes of matchmaking... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: More Than 60 Xbox 360 And Xbox One Games Marked Up To 85% Off

    Ahead of Black Friday , Microsoft has marked down a huge collection of digital games, with more discounts planned for the day after Thanksgiving. You can check out the whole extensive list here , but below you will find just a small sampling of some of the bigger highlights. Some of the games are discounted... More
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