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  • Blog Post: Mega Man Creator And The Makers Of Metroid Prime Announce Recore For Xbox One

    Microsoft announced a new first-party franchise from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and developer Armature, a studio comprised of former Retro developers, the studio behind Metroid Prime. The trailer for the game showed a young girl and a robot dog exploring a desert. In a battle with a collection of... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Only A Few Days Left For Just Cause 2 From Xbox Games With Gold

    Things are about to get a little hectic. We're all going to be swimming in the joy of E3 game announcements, gameplay footage, and surprises, so we're taking care of this a little earlier than usual. Usually, we run these reminders on the last day before the free-with-membership games rotate... More
  • Blog Post: Here's How To Get One Of The 500 Tickets To E3 Xbox FanFest

    A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would be inviting 500 fans to participate in a fan celebration . Today, the company has shared how you can get tickets (and with Gears of War confirmed for the show , you might want to get on this). Tickets will be distributed at the Microsoft Store at Westfield... More
  • Blog Post: Check Your Xbox Live Inbox, Halo 3: ODST For Xbox One Available Now

    Halo 3: ODST's updated campaign and the updated version of the Halo 2 multiplayer map Relic (now called Remnant) are now available for download. If you played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between November 11 and November 19, 2014, check your Xbox Live inbox – you should have a message... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About All Of The Original Xbox's Missed Japanese Opportunities

    The Xbox has always struggled to find footing in Japan, and the latest Did You Know Gaming video looks at why. Despite being technically superior to the PlayStation 2 with a built-in hard drive and ethernet port, the Xbox, even today, has always had to work extra hard to enlist Japanese gamers. Missed... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox's May Update Focuses Mostly On Windows 10

    May will be a light month in terms of updates for Xbox One, but Windows 10 is getting a number of new Xbox-related features. You can check out a preview of the next update in the video below, or by heading here . On Xbox One, you will soon be able to turn your console on and off with the Glass app, and... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Considered Giving Away The Original Xbox For Free

    It takes a lot of time and money to develop a video game system. So much money that console manufacturers often lose cash on the system's early sales. Which makes it all the more crazy that Microsoft even considered giving away the original Xbox before it released in late 2001. A recent article on... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda Expands Leadership At Xbox

    Update: It appears Kudo Tsunoda isn't the only one taking on a new role within Microsoft. Longtime developer Rod Fergusson has been promoted to head up Black Tusk Studios according to his tweet today. Fergusson worked on all the previous Gears of War games and then left to be the executive VP of... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Ships 6.6 Million Xbox Consoles During Last Quarter

    During today's earnings call, Microsoft announced its Xbox sales for the quarter ending December 31, 2014. During this span, the company shipped 6.6 million units across both Xbox One and Xbox 360. When compared with the 2.4 million Xbox units shipped in the quarter prior to that, Microsoft showed... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft's Presentation Tease Was 'Unofficial,' Community Manager Apologizes

    Update: Unfortunately, our hunt for meaning in dots and dashes was all for naught. The image above has been declared "unofficial." Xbox Canada community manager Raj Patel shared this update to quell the speculation: Earlier I posted an unofficial (not from Xbox) image to see what others think... More
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Xbox Game DVR ‘Design Goal’ Is To Work With All Games

    At this morning’s Windows 10 briefing, Microsoft showed off a number of functions of the Xbox app. Among them is the ability to use Game DVR , just like on the Xbox One. We inquired about whether every game will be supported. “Our design goal is that it works with all games,” a Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Builds Bully's Bullworth Academy In Unreal Engine

    It's unclear what Rockstar has planned for its Bully franchise, but artist Wesley Arthur certainly seems to have some ideas. You can check out the video below from Arthur which creates Bullworth's boy's dormitory in great detail using Unreal Engine 4. Arthur calls Bully one of his all time... 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: Learn How Sega And Jet Set Radio Angered Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown

    A new episode of Did You Know Gaming takes a look at the popular Dreamcast-born series Jet Set Radio. The episode covers the development of the game and why the team that made Panzer Dragoon wanted to pursue such a wildly different concept. It also covers a promotional even planned the highlight the... More
  • Blog Post: Fantasia: Music Evolved DLC Tracks Now Available, More Coming Through January 2015

    Disney Interactive and Harmonix have released a few downloadable tracks for their musical game, Fantasia: Music Evolved. Three new tracks are currently available for purchase on Xbox Live Marketplace, and a planned downloadable song list shows the tracks that are coming through January. Fantasia is a... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The First Hour Of Sunset Overdrive

    Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive offers a surprisingly colorful take on the apocolypse, and we took a look at the game's opening hour. Join Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, and myself as we cut our way through hordes of mutant enemies while sliding along rails high above the streets of Sunset City. It’s... More
  • Blog Post: Fan-Made HD Shenmue Remake In The Works

    A Korean fan going by the name NoconKid on YouTube recently published two videos showcasing progress on an HD Shenmue remake. Not much is known about the remake or its timeline as much of the details are in Korean. You can check out the two videos below, as well a link to some screenshots below the videos... 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: [Update] Xbox Live No Longer Limited For Electronic Arts Titles

    Update: The issues appear to be resolved. The alerts previously posted on Xbox Live's status page are no longer present. Original story: It's unclear exactly what is holding up the service, but online play for Electronic Arts' games are currently limited on Xbox Live. On Xbox Live's status... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft Will Close Xbox Entertainment Studios

    Update #3: After telling us that it wouldn't be commenting on Quantum Break and a possible connection with the Xbox Entertainment Studios closure, the company has apparently changed its mind. Speaking with Polygon , Microsoft says that the development of Quantum Break is "not impacted"... More
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