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  • Blog Post: October Xbox Live Games With Gold Includes A Brand New Game For Xbox One

    Microsoft has announced the three Xbox Live Games with Gold titles for October. One of them, the game for Xbox One users, is brand new. On Xbox 360, players will be able to download Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from October 1 through 15. For the second half of the month, Darksiders II will be available... More
  • Blog Post: Want To See Your Art In Ori And The Blind Forest's Credits? Submit Your Creations

    We've said it before: Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful game . If Moon Studios' painterly platformer has inspired you to create something of your own, Microsoft is hosting a contest for you. Submit your creations on Twitter by using the #oricontest hashtag, and you could score one of three... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Gets A Price Drop Across The Pond

    Microsoft has announced a price drop for the Xbox One in the UK. The new £329.99 price tag drops the console under the PlayStation 4’s selling price of £349.99. Microsoft says that the price drop is only for the UK right now (the price with a straight conversion to US Dollars is still... More
  • Blog Post: After Brief Delay, Xbox One To Arrive In China September 29

    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a late-stage delay of the Xbox One in China . The device was set to hit store shelves today , but Microsoft said that it needed “a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible" for Chinese consumers. A bit more time amounts to just six days... More
  • Blog Post: Don’t Worry Minecraft Fans On PS4, Retail Discs Are Coming Soon

    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang . While the Xbox team put to rest concerns about the game disappearing from some platforms, some players wondered about the fate of a PS4 retail release. Sony has put those fears to rest, with a release... More
  • Blog Post: Swery’s D4 Gets Surprise Release Tomorrow On Xbox One

    Microsoft delivered a surprise announcement from TGS late last night. Hidetaka Suehiro’s (better known as “Swery,” creator of Deadly Premonition), D4 is going to be out soon. Actually, “soon” is an understatement. It’ll be out tomorrow, September 19. Players take on... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Now Selling An Xbox One Controller And Cable For PC

    Earlier this year, Microsoft released PC drivers to give your Xbox One controller a lot more utility. Now, Microsoft is bundling up a version designed for PC players at the same price you’ll pay for a console model. For the same $60 you’d pay for a console Xbox One controller, you tailored... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Would You Buy For $2.5 Billion?

    Today, Microsoft announced that it will be closing a $2.5 billion deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang . It isn’t the first major gaming acquisition this year, with Oculus going to Facebook for $2 billion and Twitch to Amazon for almost $1 billion . If you were at the helm of the Xbox, PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Notch On Mojang Departure: ‘It’s About My Sanity’

    Now that Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang is confirmed , the way forward for the studio and its founders is starting to come into focus. Since the announcement just a bit ago, we’ve known that Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, is leaving the studio. In a statement... More
  • Blog Post: Notch To Depart Mojang In Wake Of $2.5 Billion Microsoft Buyout

    After last week's report of an imminent acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang, the news is now official. Microsoft has confirmed the news in a post on the company's internal Xbox blog. In a press release, the company confirmed a purchase price of $2.5 billion, with an expected break-even... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Testing Streaming Xbox Games To PC Browsers

    A tech site is reporting that Microsoft is looking to the future of streaming games, and is reportedly testing technology that allows games to be streamed to PC Internet browsers. According to technology site Neowin, "Microsoft is testing out playing games in your browser and not just any games... More
  • Blog Post: New Xbox 360 Bundles Are Coming

    This holiday season is an important one for the Xbox One, but Microsoft is not leaving the Xbox 360 behind just yet. Three new Xbox 360 bundles have been announced, and they'll go on sale this month. All three of the bundles below ship out to retailers on September 16 for $249. Xbox 360 500GB Holiday... More
  • Blog Post: Unearthed E.T. Cartridges To Be Auctioned Off

    The lost E.T. cartridges that were located and excavated as part of a documentary film will be auctioned off by the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico. The cartridges, which were buried in the desert outside of Alamogordo following the failure of the game and 1983 meltdown of the game industry, had been... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Closes In On Deal To Purchase Minecraft Developer

    According to the Wall Street Journal , Mojang is close to becoming a part of the same studio family as Rare, Lionhead, and 343 Industries. The newspaper claims that the deal could be worth nearly $2 billion and could be done within the week. The deal would go some way to bolstering Microsoft's first... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Offers To Replace Excessively Noisy Xbox Ones

    Is your Xbox One making too much noise? Microsoft is listening, and ready to do something about it. After reports surfaced of people complaining about excessively noise Xbox Ones, Microsoft is taking a proactive approach by offering to replace those defected units.>When we reached out a Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: October Xbox Live Update Offers Improved Snap & More

    Microsoft has released a new video going over some of the features in Xbox One Live updates that are already available for preview program members, and which will be coming in October. This new video in particular goes over some of the streamlined Snap functionality, making things more easily accessible... More
  • Blog Post: Where's Our Destiny Review?

    Bungie's massively multiplayer shooter, Destiny, releases tomorrow. The servers are live right now . Everything appears to be ready, but there's one thing missing: reviews. If you're waiting to see an official score before picking up the game, you have to wait a bit longer. In Bungie's... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft UK Takes Shot At Activision Over Destiny Advertising

    Update: Microsoft has removed the content that was found at the Destiny Fragrance website.The following text is now in place of the images we've captured (above, below). Unfortunately for Microsoft, the print ads don't disappear so easily. Original Story: Over the past couple of days, we’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Retunes Xbox Live Rewards Program

    Microsoft has made a few changes to its Xbox Live Rewards program, which include a few new ways for players to earn credit for things they may already be doing. Most noticeably, each member is ranked by a series of stars, which is accompanied by a higher rebate percentage for bigger spenders. Members... More
  • Blog Post: Buy An Xbox One Next Week, Get Any Retail Game Free

    Microsoft is offering new incentive to purchase a new Xbox One. The company is giving away a free new game with every new Xbox One purchase. The publisher is putting no restrictions on the titles included in the promotion, and the deal applies even to existing bundles. Since the deal runs from September... More
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