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  • Blog Post: Update Brings New Contraptions And Enemies To Minecraft: Windows 10 And Pocket Editions

    An incoming update for the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition will bring the games’ experiences closer to the original Minecraft by adding more advanced contraptions and new enemies to Survival Mode. The Overworld Update comes after last November’s 0.13 update... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussions: What Still Annoys You About The Xbox One And PlayStation 4?

    The most recent round of video game consoles are some of the most impressive pieces of tech gamers have gotten their hands on (insert PC snobbery here), but that doesn't mean that the PS4 and the Xbox One are perfect. What bugs you most about them? We recently shared some of our complaints about... More
  • Blog Post: Customize Your Xbox One Elite Controller's Colors With ColorWare

    Microsoft's premium Xbox One Elite controller ships with an eye-pleasing matte black finish with metallic silver details. However, those conservative colors might not be how everyone wants to express themselves via their gamepads. Thankfully, third-party manufacturer ColorWare allows players to color... More
  • Blog Post: Journey To The West Skin Pack Adds Chinese Flair To Minecraft

    Players who want to breathe a little life into their Minecraft characters are in luck. The Windows 10 Edition Beta and Pocket Edition of the game are getting new character skins based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West . The pack features more than a dozen new character skins, and it's available... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Users Climb 30 Percent During Holiday Quarter

    Microsoft isn’t reporting how many Xbox consoles its shipped to retail anymore. In its place, we have new statistics about revenue and engagement to help paint the picture. The platform holder says that revenue tied to its games business increased nine percent when factored for constant currency... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s What’s Coming To Xbox Live Games With Gold In February

    If green is your gaming color of choice, you have four new games to look forward to in February. You’ll be able to start grabbing the new games on Monday. Xbox One Hand of Fate - February 1 through 29 Styx: Master of Shadows - February 16 through March 15 Xbox 360 Sacred Citadel - February 1 through... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out The Awesome Fan-Made Star Wars Cars In Forza 6

    You can't use the Force to knock opponents off of the road, or strap two giant engines on the front of your ride to experience extreme pod racing speeds, but if you're willing to spend a little time shopping, you can fill the track with cars decked out in Star Wars-themed paint. A lot of it is... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Has No Research To Prove Minecraft’s Value In The Classroom

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will be launching an education edition designed for classroom learning. The company acquired MinecraftEdu, a program that has been running since 2011. Given how long Minecraft has been used in the classroom, we were interested in learning more about how educators... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5 Infinity’s Armory DLC Detailed

    Halo 5: Guardians has already received a healthy injection of new content since its launch last year, and the flow of new content continues in the new year with the impending release of Infinity’s Armory, a DLC pack planned for launch next week. The new pack’s most important addition are... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider’s Baba Yaga Story DLC Arrives Next Week

    You may have uncovered all of the mysteries of Kitezh and found all the collectibles. You (and Lara) are not done yet. There’s some story DLC on the way. The Temple of the Witch will be out next week, Microsoft has confirmed to Game Informer . Unlike the other two pieces of add-on material , endurance... More
  • Blog Post: Improved Party Features And Customization Options Coming To Xbox One Preview Today

    Microsoft has revealed the next slate of features that will be rolling out to Xbox One preview members starting today. The list of additions targets party, streaming, and customization options. The features, which will eventually be available to the entire user base, will allow you to hide items in your... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Disc Scratching Case Heads To U.S. Supreme Court

    Way back when the Xbox 360 launched, a number of console owners found out the hard way about a quirk of the design. They weren’t happy about it, and now a resulting lawsuit has reached the highest court in the United States. The Xbox 360 is designed to sit vertically or horizontally. You just shouldn’t... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft And Ubisoft Team Up For Xbox One Division Bundle

    The Division is one of the most anticipated games of the Spring, and you might be considering which of the three platforms to play it on. If you’ve not upgraded to a current-generation console, Microsoft and Ubisoft have something for you to consider. A new bundle featuring The Division was announced... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5's Master Chief & Spartan Locke Join Square Enix's Play Arts Line

    Square Enix's long-running Play Arts Kai line of action figures welcomes another two video game characters this April. Halo 5: Guardians' Master Chief and Spartan Locke will retail for around $125 each, and stand in at around 12 inches in height. No details regarding accessories have been given... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Rolls Out Two More Xbox One Bundles

    The holiday season was chock full of Xbox One bundles . And though the season is over, Microsoft has a few more left to roll out. Arriving at retail today is a 1TB Xbox One that includes Rainbow Six Siege. This includes the latest game in the franchise, as well as both Rainbow Six Vegas titles that are... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Writer Joseph Staten Penning Armature and Inafune's ReCore

    One of the more interesting games introduced during Microsoft’s E3 presentation in 2015 was Armature's ReCore , a partnership with Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. The brief video introduced a barren world in which robotic entities are powered by spherical energy sources (the titular cores)... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Runs Down 2016 Xbox One Console Exclusives

    Following the delay of Scalebound into 2017 , Microsoft decided to put fans’ minds at ease about what’s coming for the console. Despite losing Platinum’s dragon-themed adventure, there are still a number of things planned. We’ve got a locked in date for Quantum Break on April... More
  • Blog Post: Scalebound Delayed, Takes Wing To 2017

    Microsoft has already lost a major exclusive for 2016. Platinum’s Scalebound is no longer bound for release this year. The title was showcased at Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference, where we saw gameplay for the first time . Unfortunately, Platinum is going to need more time to put it... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Get Your December Xbox Games With Gold Before The New Year

    Today isn’t just the last day of 2015, it’s the final day to nab your December Games with Gold. So before you pop the cork on that champagne (or sparkling beverage appropriate for minors), make sure you set up your downloads. Rotating off the service today are the following: Xbox One The... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Second Week Of Massive Xbox Holiday Games Sale Begins

    The Xbox holiday sale kicks off today with two weeks of deals and daily offers. The first wave of discounts is in effect through December 28, with impressive deals on a number of great games. While there are a huge number of offers, a few stand out as particularly compelling. Dragon Age: Inquisition... More
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