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  • Blog Post: There Are Three New Achievements For Ryse On Xbox One

    We’re going to file this one under “R” for “Really?” Microsoft has added three new achievements to Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome. For those more interested in the campaign, the 50-point “Et, tu, Brute” achievement can be earned by saving the Emperor... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Doubles Up To Give Six Games With Gold In April

    Microsoft has announced the offerings for April’s Games with Gold. Next month, be on the lookout for double the titles. All month long, Xbox One users can grab Pool Nation FX and Child of Light. Xbox 360 users can look forward to two games each in the first and second halves of the month. From... More
  • Blog Post: Want To Play The New Halo Online? Move To Russia

    It’s becoming common for publishers to take their most popular franchises and retool them for foreign markets. Call of Duty recently launched in China , and a number of EA and 2K Sports titles have special editions for that country. The latest game to get the word “online” tagged to... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One April Update Heading Out To Preview Members

    Xbox One's April update, which has chat and Achievement improvements, is heading out to preview members. According to Xbox Live's Major Nelson , the update is rolling out to preview members in two waves. The first wave went out yesterday and the second wave will go out next week. The update includes... More
  • Blog Post: Conker Swears Fecalty To Project Spark On April 23

    It’s been a while since we heard anything substantial out of Microsoft regarding Project Spark. That changes today as Rare’s foul-mouthed, excrement-obsessed rodent mascot Conker stars in a new trailer. Beginning on April 23, Project Spark creators will be able to start incorporating Conker... More
  • Blog Post: Feast Your Eyes On Kotobukiya's Incredibly Detailed Master Chief Statue

    Coming to Japan (and import stores) this October, Kotobukiya's newest Master Chief statue is a part of the 1/10th-scale ARTFX+ line. Master Chief stands in at 8 1/2 inches in height and features removable armor pieces (pictured below). At a future date, Kotobukiya is releasing additional armor sets... More
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Coming This Summer

    At a Windows event in China today, Microsoft announced that the free Windows 10 OS will be available this summer around the globe. Microsoft did not state a specific release date for the operating system. Given the locale, Microsoft naturally talked about what it was going to do for the Chinese market... More
  • Blog Post: Sling TV Available Today On Xbox One, All Members Get Free Month

    In January, Microsoft and Dish announced a partnership to bring Sling TV to Xbox One. Starting today, cord cutters can start using the service via the console. Xbox Live members are eligible for a free month of the live television service. Those that opt to cut the cord can do so for as little as $20... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Shows Off In-Progress Halo 3: ODST, Relic Map Images

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection might finally be getting on its feet after four long months of matchmaking and social problems. With a recent patch that seems to have significantly improved performance in the hands of players, 343 Industries is looking ahead to promised updates for the title. We’ve... More
  • Blog Post: February 2015 NPD – Majora's Mask Leads A Robust Month For Industry

    February NPD numbers are in and everyone has a reason to be happy this month. The NPD group reports that hardware, software, and accessories all saw gains in February, and all three console makers are touting their own successes. Total hardware sales are up 10 percent over last year, at $378.2 million... More
  • Blog Post: The New Windows 10 Xbox App In Action

    In January, Microsoft announced plans to bring the Xbox app to Windows 10 in an effort to create a unified gaming experience for Windows 10 and Xbox One users. At the Game Developers Conference last week, we got to see the app running on Windows 10 and how it would function for connecting to your Xbox... 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 Announces Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One Bundle

    We're surprised it's taken this long. Finally, Microsoft has announced the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One Bundle. This bundle comes with the 500GB Xbox One, wireless controller, headset, and the entire collection of Master Chief-focused Halo games. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary... More
  • Blog Post: Game Developer's Conference 2015 News Round-Up

    Check out our round-up to make sure you didn't miss any of the big stories coming out of this year's Game Developer's Conference. Game Developer's Choice Awards The industry's annual developer-chosen awards were held, and there were some surprise winners. GDC Award Winners Revealed... More
  • Blog Post: Markus "Notch" Persson Explains Why He Sold Minecraft

    Notch created one of the most popular games of all time and then sold his ownership of the property to Microsoft. In an recent interview, Notch talks about why he wanted to get out from under Minecraft and why he chose to sell to Microsoft. Notch was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the richest... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Elite: Dangerous An Xbox One Timed Exclusive

    Update : David Braben, co-founder of Elite: Dangerous studio Frontier Developments, has revealed that the Xbox One version of the game this summer is a timed exclusive. @smallfaraway_ Sure. Mac of course, then down the line we will support more, including PS4. The XB1 is a timed exclusive. — David... More
  • Blog Post: Spencer: Holiday Attacks On Xbox Live Were 'A Learning Experience'

    The network outages of Christmas are over, but that doesn't mean gamers don't feel any unease about it happening again. During my chat today with Microsoft head Phil Spencer, I asked what Microsoft is doing to address these concerns. "Our commitment to Xbox One customers is to make sure... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Spencer Addresses The Master Chief Collection's Rocky Launch And Continuing Woes

    Microsoft head Phil Spencer detailed Microsoft's vision for the future at the Game Developers Conference this morning. We were able to sit down with him after and ask a few questions. One thing that was on our mind were the many the rough launches we've seen in the past few months. Spencer didn't... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Wants Developers To Use Windows 10 To Ease Xbox One Development

    Today at the Game Developers Conference, head of Xbox Phil Spencer took the stage to discuss Microsoft's goals for the future. This included showcasing better developer tools and discussing what the Windows 10 and Xbox One integration means for gamers. Spencer wants to see unified gaming across all... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Continues To Tease Battletoads Revival

    Microsoft continued to tease a new Battletoads game at the Game Developers Conference today. This time Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight got in on the action. A teaser appeared with the Battletoads partnering up with Shovel Knight, insinuating they might appear together in a future update. But that... More
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