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  • Blog Post: [Update] PSA: Xbox Live Up & Running

    Update: The Microsoft Xbox Live status page has given the "Up and Running" thumbs up to most of the service. Apps like Netflix and YouTube are still listed as "limited," however. Original Story: According to Microsoft's support page, Xbox Live is experiencing some problems affecting... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft's HoloLens To Cost A Lot More Than A Home Console

    Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality technology sounds far out, and as is usually the case, you get what you pay for. A recent report states that the tech will likely cost well north of $400. The New York Times says that an unnamed Microsoft executive (whose relationship to the project is also... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft And Square Enix Show Off Stunning DirectX 12 Demo

    Microsoft invited Square Enix to create a demo for its Build event showing off the power of DirectX 12. The results are impressive, especially when you realize that the video is running in-engine. Of course, it’s important to remember that “in-engine” isn’t the same as “gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Conference Schedule Begins To Take Shape

    E3 2015 is rapidly approaching, and publishers and platform holders are beginning to announce their conference plans. We’ll be updating this schedule as we get closer to the show and more details are revealed. Here’s what we know so far: Sunday, June 14 Bethesda - 7 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m... More
  • Blog Post: The Haunting Indie Adventure Lifeless Planet Migrates To Xbox One

    Stage 2 Studios’ indie title let players explore a mysterious alien planet as a lost astronaut with emotional baggage. Now that little wounded astronaut has wandered onto consoles. Lifeless Planet was a Kickstarter-funded action/adventure game that came out last June for both PC and Mac. Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Is Bringing HoloLens To E3 This Year

    At the beginning of the year, Microsoft announced a new augmented reality project called HoloLens. If you're eager to hear more about this interesting new technology you won't have to wait long. In addition to releasing a new YouTube channel for the Hololens , Microsoft's revamped HoloLens... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Games With Gold For May 2015 Storm Castles And Go To The Mattresses

    Microsoft has announced the four titles available during May thanks to Games with Gold. As usual, one of the Xbox One titles is a carry-over from last month. On Xbox One, you’ll be able to get Castlestorm: Definitive Edition and PoolNation FX all month long. On Xbox 360, the first half of the month... More
  • Blog Post: Partially Compiled 'Hunt The Truth' Halo 5 Image Shows Blue Team Together

    After scouring social media accounts and various news outlets, a Reddit member has compiled several images sent by Microsoft to reveal a larger image. While the image isn't complete yet, the first fully completed section has revealed an image of Blue Team, Master Chief's group of SPARTAN-IIs... More
  • Blog Post: Tensions Rise In Latest Episode Of Microsoft's Serial-Style Halo: Hunt The Truth Series

    With the popularity of Serial and HBO’s The Jinx , Microsoft’s Hunt the Truth in-universe podcast series is perfectly timed. This week brings us the fifth episode, titled “Out of Time.” Microsoft has a long tradition of commissioning and creating in-universe lore around and beyond... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Offers Mysterious Section Of Larger Image

    Microsoft has delivered a small piece of a grander picture without offering much else context. You can find the full image (as in full size, not complete image) by clicking here , or the image above. Other than that, there's not much else to offer. I'm sure we'll find out more soon. More
  • Blog Post: Report: Original Gears Of War Coming To Xbox One

    Between Halo's Master Chief Collection and the fact that a new Gears of War game is currently being developed by Black Tusk Studios, fans have been clamoring for a Marcus Fenix Trilogy release that would include remastered versions of Gears of War 1, Gears of War 2, and Gears of War 3 on Xbox One... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Xbox Division Revenue Declines

    Microsoft's hardware division revenues showed a sharp decline, despite improve tablet sales. The company just released its third quarter 2015 results, which showed Xbox revenue down 24 percent and sales down 20 percent year-on-year. However, some of these losses were offset by improved Surface tablet... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Free Fan Created Conker Games Launch Soon In Project Spark

    Starting tomorrow April 23, Conker’s Big Reunion Episode 1 and the Conker Creation Pack will launch in Project Spark. Perhaps more exciting though is that the Conker Creation Pack was sent out to ten creators in the community early and they will begin sharing their games tomorrow as well. The trailer... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Harrison Leaves Microsoft After Three Years

    Microsoft has confirmed to Game Informer that Phil Harrison has departed the company. The former vice president joined the Xbox team in 2012. “Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside of Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Today’s Your Last Day For Two Xbox 360 Games With Gold Titles

    If you haven’t yet nabbed them , you’ll want to head over to Xbox.com for two Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360. The last-gen offerings cycle tomorrow, with two new games becoming available. Right now, you can get Terraria and Gears of War Judgment. The bottom half of the month, starting... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Xbox Live Sign-In Is Back Online

    Update #2: According to Microsoft, the Xbox Live services has now fully normalized. Update #1: Good news, Xbox fans. Xbox Live sign-in is back online. Microsoft has not yet updated the status on the music and video issues yet. Stay tuned. Original Story: Xbox Live apparently has a case of the "Mondays... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Some Gameplay From The Russia-Only Free-To-Play Halo Online (While You Still Can)

    Modders have managed to obtain a version of the planned-for-Russia, free-to-play Halo Online and have captured video of the game in action. Halo Online is built using a modified Halo 3 engine, so many consider this to be as close to a PC version of Halo 3 that will ever exist. Some major differences... More
  • Blog Post: Don Mattrick Leaves Zynga

    Zynga has announced today that Don Mattrick is stepping down as CEO and will be replaced by company founder Mark Pincus. Most gamers know Mattrick as the former president of Microsoft's interactive entertainment business, where he oversaw the troubled lead up to the Xbox One's launch. Mattrick... More
  • Blog Post: Conker Gets A Corny Project Spark Gameplay Trailer

    In March, Microsoft and Team Dakota gave us our first look at the return of Rare’s Conker . Now we have our first gameplay trailer and a release date. The first episode of Conker’s Big Reunion is priced at $4.99, and it will last about an hour. If you’re interested in the creation pack... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Over-The-Air Tuner Brings Cord-Cutting Television To North America

    At Gamescom, Microsoft announced over-the-air televisions for some territories in Europe. Now, that same service is available for Xbox One preview members in the United States and Canada. The company announced that using the Hauppauge WinTV-955Q ($79.99) or the not-yet-released Hauppauge TV Tuner for... More
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