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  • Blog Post: [Update] Ascend: Hand Of Kul Unexpectedly Discontinued On Xbox 360

    Update: Microsoft has responded to a request for comment on Ascend: Hand of Kuhl. “We can confirm that effective November 18, 2014, ‘Ascend’ on Xbox 360 will close," a Microsoft representative told us via email. "Players will still be able to play ‘Ascend’ on Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One ‘Free Play Day’ Posting Made ‘In Error’

    Recently, a new promotion appeared on Xbox Live hinting at a new benefit for Gold members. It seems like Microsoft is preparing to offer 24-hour trials of some games, but the publisher isn’t offering details or even confirmation that this will reach wide release. A Reddit user by the name of “JBurton90”... More
  • Blog Post: Upvote Your Favorite Threads As Reddit Comes To Xbox One

    Microsoft has announced a new app for the Xbox One that brings Reddit to a gaming console natively for the first time. ReddX is available now for download on the Xbox One. The app allows users to scroll through posts endlessly, open up threads on the right side of the screen, pan and zoom images, and... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Xbox Entertainment Studios May Yet Continue

    Despite last month's news of Phil Spencer shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios, a new report suggests that the property isn't necessarily dead yet. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Xbox Entertainment Studios may find life under the wing of Warner Bros. The Reporter states that the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation And Xbox Twitch Accounts Compromised, Offensive Messages Posted

    Yesterday the PlayStation, Xbox, and eSports League Twitch accounts were accessed by an as-yet unknown third party, who altered posted highlights to contain unauthorized messages including offensive language in the titles and descriptions. The unauthorized messages included jokes concerning recent announcements... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 213: Gamescom 2014, Sony, Microsoft

    Gamescom rivals E3 in terms of importance, and we're here to discuss all the big announcements from Cologne, Germany, focusing on Sony and Microsoft. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Game Informer's Kim Wallace, Matt Miller, and Ben Hanson to talk about everything we've seen and heard this... More
  • Blog Post: July 2014 NPD: Sony Leads With PS4 And The Last Of Us

    The Last of Us is a great game , and the PlayStation 4 has been selling very well , so it's not a surprise that Sony looks like the champion when it comes to breaking down July NPD sales numbers. According to the monthly NPD report, Sony may have the best-selling console and game, but things are... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Is A Timed Exclusive For Xbox, Could Release On Other Platforms

    In an interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer confirms what many suspected – Rise of the Tomb Raider will only be exclusive to Xbox One for a "duration" of time. When asked to clarify the terms of the exclusivity deal Microsoft signed with publisher Square Enix, he... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Details Future Xbox One Dashboard Updates, Including Media Server Support

    Microsoft is continuing its plan for monthly Xbox One updates, with a couple of big things coming before the end of the year. The headliner for those of us in the United States is the long awaited support for DLNA media players. This means you'll be able to stream content from Windows 7 and Windows... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] FIFA 15 Will Have European Xbox One Bundle, Exclusive Ultimate Team Content, New Trailer Added

    Microsoft's 2014 Gamescom press briefing is underway here in Cologne, Germany. The company has a slate of titles available titles here at demo stations, which we'll be getting to after the presentation Playing to a European audience, head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced that once again, FIFA will... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Below Releases In 2015 On Xbox One, New Trailer Added

    During a press conference at Gamescom 2014, Microsoft showed a brief clip of Capy's upcoming Below and announced that the red hot indie game would be releasing on Xbox One sometime next year. Microsoft first announced Capy Game's Below during its E3 2013 press conference, since then the indie... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Count On More Phantom Dust Information Until E3 2015

    Earlier today, I had the chance to speak with head of Xbox Phil Spencer about Xbox One, Tomb Raider exclusivity, and the future of the gaming industry. Before we parted though, I had one more question. "When do we get to see more Phantom Dust?" Spencer tells us that he and the team haven't... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gamescom Press Conference 2014 Recap

    Did you miss out on the Microsoft Gamescom press conference? Don't fret – we have you covered here. Below you'll find all the salient information you need to keep abreast of the latest developments, including platform news, trailers, and game previews. Enjoy. Platform News Xbox One introduces... More
  • Blog Post: 'I Want To Win This Generation,' Says Xbox Boss Phil Spencer

    Earlier today, Microsoft dropped a huge bomb at its Gamescom press briefing. The company has locked up exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider , and we had the oportunity to ask Xbox boss Phil Spencer more about the deal, how things are changing at Xbox, anticipated features, and what it means to be... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One - Digital Preorders And Predownloads This Fall

    At the Microsoft press conference at Gamescom 2014, it was announced that a new option is coming for Xbox One owners - Starting with Forza Horizon 2 and FIFA 15, they will have the ability to preorder and predownload titles digitally so they are available to play immediately on release. This oft-requested... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5 Beta Begins December 29, Waypoint Evolves Into A New Channel

    Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection's bundled Halo 5: Guardians beta will begin on December 29 for three weeks until January 18. The beta will be four-on-four, with customizable armor, small maps tuned for the team size, and even starts with identical... More
  • Blog Post: Ori And The Blind Forest Brings Colorful, Fast-Paced Platforming This Holiday

    Ori and the Blind Forest piqued our interest at E3 2014, and here at Gamescom, during the Microsoft press briefing, we got to see it in action once more. In a short gameplay demo, we see the tiny, white character engaging in lateral platforming to escape a rising flood. Using wall jumps and air dashes... More
  • Blog Post: Fable Legends Multiplayer Beta Coming In October

    At Gamescom 2014 during the Microsoft press conference, it was announced that Fable Legends will be entering its multiplayer beta stage on October 16. Players will have an opportunity to participate in co-op action-roleplaying of Fable Legends in the realm of Albion during this stage. More
  • Blog Post: Control Time In Quantum Break In 2015

    During a Microsoft press conference Sam Lake, Creative Director at Remedy, took the stage to give a live demo of the new Xbox One Exclusive Quantum Break. The game looks like a lot of fun. Lake called Quantum Break a cinematic-inspired action game. Players will get to control Jack Joyce, the "lucky"... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Gets Limited Edition 1TB Model For Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Microsoft has announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is getting its own bundle, complete with a custom designed console, controller, a copy of the game, and a one terabyte hard drive (up from 500 gigabytes). The new bundle will not come with a Kinect 2.0. The console will be available on November... More
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