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  • Blog Post: Costume Quest 2 To Treat Xbox And Wii U Gamers Before Halloween

    Double Fine is cutting this one close. Costume Quest 2 has release dates on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Wii U finally. If you’re planning on dressing up for this charming tale on Xbox One or Xbox 360, you’ll be able to do so starting today. If Wii U is your haunt, that version arrives tomorrow... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Holding Veteran-Employment Drive

    Activision has announced a two-week event centered around the launch of the latest Call of Duty. The fundraising event, called Race for 1,000 Jobs, aims to provide employment assistance for military veterans. Players can participate by donating money, raising donations during a gaming marathon, and buying... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Part Documentary Looks At The History Of Fantasia And Its Video Game Accompaniment

    Timed alongside the release of Fantasia: Music Evolved last week, Harmonix and Disney have released a documentary showcasing how the game came together, as well as the legacy of the films. You can find the first episode below, or you can watch it in a YouTube playlist here . Each episode is about three... More
  • Blog Post: Dying Light Is Now A New-Gen Exclusive

    Techland announced via its Facebook page today that Dying Light will now be a new-gen and PC exclusive. The open-world game set during the zombie apocalypse was originally supposed to be on current- and last-gen consoles and is set to launch this coming January. Dying Light is still on track for that... More
  • Blog Post: Rockstar Makes It Rain Exclusive Content For Returning GTA V Players

    In advance of the new-gen release of Grand Theft Auto V , Rockstar has announced some exclusive content for players making the jump from one of the original versions . Here’s what you can look forward to if you’re planning on double-dipping. There will be new events scattered around the world... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Temporarily Drops Xbox One To $349 Starting November 2

    Microsoft has announced that it will dropping the price of Xbox One consoles and bundles by $50 beginning next week. The deal extends to all versions of the console, including the first version with a 1 TB hard drive. This temporary price drop will be in effect at most retailers. This holiday, Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Will The Zombie Apocalypse Begin On The Soccer Field? Techland Thinks So

    Since the inception of the zombie apocalypse genre there have been hundreds of origin stories created to set the events of these tales in motion. Thanks to Dying Light developer Techland and bookmaker Paddy Power, we have another new potential origin to add to the list: soccer players. As a part of a... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Xbox Music Will End Free Service

    Microsoft's streaming music service will soon become subscriber-only. According to this FAQ posted on the official Xbox site: "Effective December 1, 2014, the free Xbox Music streaming feature currently available on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and over the Internet will be discontinued in all countries... More
  • Blog Post: [Correction] Microsoft Shipped 2.4 Million Xbox Consoles In Q1 FY15

    Microsoft’s fortunes are turning around with regard to the gaming division, shipping 2.4 million Xbox consoles in the company’s first quarter of the new fiscal year. This is up from 1.2 million in Q4 of last fiscal year and 102 percent increase from the same time last year. No specific breakdowns... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox’s Phil Spencer Explains Why Screenshots Aren’t Coming Until 2015

    The good news is that the oft-requested screenshot feature is still coming to the Xbox One. The bad news is that you won’t be snapping and sharing over the holidays. Speaking with IGN , Spencer said that the December update is likely to be a bit more streamlined in comparison to recent months.... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces HaloFest, Reveals Halo: Nightfall Official Trailer

    Microsoft is gearing up for the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month. The package of the four Halo games starring John-117 will be released alongside the live-action Halo: Nightfall series, for which we now have the official trailer. In addition to the new footage of Halo: Nightfall... More
  • Blog Post: How To Set Achievement Art As Your Xbox One Home Background

    Now that the November 2014 preview is rolling out to select members, we've had a chance to play around with one of the new features. Earlier this week, we reported that you'll be able to set any piece of Xbox One achievement art as your background . Today, we're giving you the step-by-step... More
  • Blog Post: ESL Gaming App Offers eSports Viewing, Competition On Xbox One

    Microsoft and ESL Gaming have announced the release of the ESL app on Xbox One. ESL joins MLG and Twitch as portals to eSports on Microsoft’s new-gen console. With the new app, you’re able to watch eSports events and compete. ESL recommends that new players start with Open tournaments to... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One November Update Makes Each Achievement A Collectible Piece Of Background Art

    Microsoft has been regular with its Xbox One updates, rolling out improvements and new features on a monthly basis. We now know what to look forward to in November. You’ll finally be able to change the standard black background to something a bit more personal. To start with, you’ll be able... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Controller Has The Best Control Stick?

    The control stick is your main input of interaction with video games. Which controller has the best one? Some people dislike the Nintendo 64, Wii, and GameCube's octagon control stick housing, but I've always been a fan. In fact, I was disappointed to see it removed for the Wii U. The circular... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Releasing Halo 2 Remake Documentary

    343 Industries released a teaser today announcing a documentary chronicling the making of process behind Halo 2's upcoming remake. You can check out the video below which recalls the hype surrounding the original release of Halo 2, and how 343 Industries decided to remake Halo 2 because they thought... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Limbo May Be Coming To Xbox One

    A listing on the South Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee website points to a possible Xbox One release for Playdead's Limbo. The listing doesn't offer any concrete details or assurances that the game will see another re-release on Microsoft's new platform, but ratings like this... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Planning On Getting A New Console This Holiday?

    Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are headed into one of the most important holiday seasons of the year. However, software is still struggling to catch up, with a number of key titles delayed into 2015. We’re curious if you’re planning on purchasing new hardware this fall. Have you made the jump... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Will Have 20 GB Day One Update

    If you’re planning on purchasing Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you might want to start making room on your hard drive (or purchase an external one). 343 Industries has warned that the game nearly fills a 45 GB Blu-ray disc and will have a sizable update pre-launch. An Xbox Wire post from Dan... More
  • Blog Post: Get A Free Pair Of In-Game Headphones For Sunset Overdrive By Blowing Stuff Up

    Sunset Overdrive is out in 12 days, but you can start outfitting your character now. Microsoft and Insomniac have opened up Walter’s Workshop, showing off real-world versions of in-game weapons and traps. You can check out the TNTeddy, Roman Candle, Hack-n-Slay, and Pyro Geyser as they each blow... More
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