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  • Blog Post: Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Bundle Looks Fantastic

    We knew a Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One bundle would eventually see the light of day, but we didn't expect it to be so stunning. Modeled after Spartan Locke and USNC technology, this looker of a console has metallic blue accents and Halo themed sounds for boot-up and ejecting discs. The bundle comes... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Microsoft's Full Gamescom Press Conference Right Here

    Microsoft held its Gamescom press briefing at 9 a.m. CT. Over the course of the 90-minute presentation, the publisher showcased many of its exclusive titles coming within the next year, including Crackdown 3, Quantum Break, and Platinum Games' Scalebound. We also saw footage from Halo 5: Guardians... More
  • Blog Post: Cities Skylines Will Make Its Console Debut On Xbox One First

    Cities Skylines, a fan favorite in the city management genre, is coming to consoles, but will release on Xbox One first as revealed at Microsoft's Gamescom press conference today. The simulation title released for PC, Mac, and Linux earlier this year and sold over a million copies in just over a... More
  • Blog Post: New Character Revealed For Bloodstained, Plus Cross-Play On Xbox One & Windows 10

    During Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 press conference Castlevania: Symphony of the Night creator Koji Igarashi took the stage to reveal a new character for his new game Bloodstained. The nobly dressed man is armed with blades and versed in the skills of magic. Igarashi didn't make it certain whether... More
  • Blog Post: New Halo 5: Guardians Map Shown, Designed For eSports Play

    At today's Xbox Gamescom briefing, Microsoft didn't focus on Halo 5: Guardians' single-player campaign or new massive Warzone multiplayer mode. We instead got a look at the game's eSports functionality, and a new map called Coliseum. Microsoft brought two shoutcasters on stage to setup... More
  • Blog Post: New Games Announced For Xbox Game Preview This Year

    Microsoft's Xbox One early access program, Xbox Game Preview, is getting some new titles this year, adding to the two currently out. Later today program members can access Sheltered, Team 17's post-apocalyptic bomb shelter simulator, and more titles are also on the docket for the end of the year... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Chatpad Coming Later This Year

    Sending messages to other players using your Xbox One hasn’t always been the easiest thing to do, but Microsoft is making it a little bit easier by announcing a new chatpad peripheral. Much like its 360 predecessor, the Xbox One chatpad attaches to the bottom of the controller for easy thumb access... More
  • Blog Post: New Quantum Break Footage Brings Release Date And Star Power From Game Of Thrones, X-Men

    Microsoft kicked off its Gamescom 2015 Xbox briefing with a lengthy look at Quantum Break's gameplay. Along with the announcement of an April 5, 2016 release date, the teaser footage revealed three major cast members from the game: Shawn Ashmore ( X-Men ) playing the role of Jack Joyce, Dominic Monaghan... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Replay Includes Glimpses At Unreleased Rare Games

    This week's Rare Replay brings you a studio lifetime-spanning 30 games in one package on Xbox One. The package contains a crazy amount of classics from Rare's archive of hits, but if you dig a little deeper into the package, you may find something even more interesting. In a section called "Rare... More
  • Blog Post: Free Gears Of War Games With Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

    Gears of War fans purchasing the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will get a nice gift: access to Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War: Judgment for free via backwards compatibility. Although the additional games aren't remastered like Ultimate Edition is for Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Console Sales Are Abysmal In Japan

    Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight recently released in Japan but was outsold by a game about a ghost-busting cat. Even more surprising is how terrible Microsoft’s sales of the Xbox One have been. Gematsu recently got their hands on last week's video game sales numbers for the Japanese... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Is Now The Most Sought After Title For Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

    It’s been nearly a month since Microsoft asked which Xbox 360 games fans want to see become backwards compatible on the Xbox One. For the longest time, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption was the game most in demand, but the western shooter has recently been usurped by another popular title: Call... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Shipments Jump 30 Percent In Microsoft's First Quarter Of FY16

    Microsoft has announced the results from its first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year, which saw a jump in Xbox shipments and revenue. Microsoft pulled in 22.2 billion in sales, but were operating at a 2 billion loss. Microsoft could probably recover this next quarter with the Win 10 launch and holidays... More
  • Blog Post: New Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle Includes A Year Of EA Access

    It's not uncommon to see major releases bundled in with consoles to help bolster sales, but the latest Xbox One bundle brings more than your average bundle. In addition to packing in a digital copy of the newest version of EA Sports' popular football franchise, the newly announced Xbox One Madden... More
  • Blog Post: You'll Be Able To Trade Your Halo 5 Collector's Edition Code For An Actual Disc

    When Microsoft and 343 Industries announced the Halo 5: Guardians collector’s edition, fans were a bit confused. All of the regular trappings are there, including a Steelbook case, statue, in-universe documents, and more. But one thing was missing: a disc. Microsoft and 343 have heard fan concerns... More
  • Blog Post: Get Two Free Forza Horizon 2 Porsche Models For A Limited Time

    Microsoft is giving all Forza Horizon 2 players on Xbox One a little something extra for their garages. For a limited time, you can get two different Porsche vehicles for free. The 2012 Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo are both available for anyone that owns the game. You have until... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft Says Fable Legends Release Date Was Incorrect

    Update: Microsoft has informed us that the date listed in the video we originally reported on was inaccurate. A Microsoft spokesperson has provided us with the following statement: “We look forward to opening the world of ‘Fable Legends’ to players this holiday, but don’t have... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Series Reaches 65 Million Copies Sold

    Microsoft is likely to have a huge hit on its hands when Halo 5: Guardians ships. The series has sold in five million copies in the last eight months, bringing the total to sixty-five million worldwide. Microsoft didn’t dive into specifics, which could indicate that a number of these could have... More
  • Blog Post: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Will Come Packaged With New Xbox One Consoles

    Update: Microsoft has clarified the statements regarding Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and new Xbox One consoles. A statement was provided to us following the SDCC session. “At yesterday’s ‘Gears of War’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Rod Fergusson stated that every Xbox One sold... More
  • Blog Post: This Is What The Microsoft HoloLens Field Of View Really Looks Like

    While many innovators have been focused on fully immersive virtual reality experiences, Microsoft opted to walk a different path. The company has been working on augmented reality, ultimately resulting in the HoloLens head-mounted computer. We had the chance to check out HoloLens at E3 (you can read... More
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