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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Console Has The Most Exciting Future?

    We published three stories yesterday outlining the release schedules of each of the new-gen consoles. Which one are you most excited about? You can find the Wii U’s list here , the PlayStation 4’s list here , and the Xbox One’s list here . A lot of the games coming soon are multi-platform... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Files Trademark For A Game Named Screamride

    A new trademark filing by Microsoft indicates that the company is working on an online game entitled "Screamride." Gamespot spotted the filing , which was registered on with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office on April 9. The filing is for the trademark on the title "Screamride"... More
  • Blog Post: April Xbox One System Update Coming Tonight

    Xbox One owners, you can expect to get your April update sometime in the next few hours. If you were in the preview group, you already know what to expect. If not, here’s what’s coming very soon. If you weren't, Microsoft's Larry Hryb says that group will be growing in the near future... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall For Xbox 360 Won't Be Available On Games On Demand

    Titanfall has finally released for Xbox 360 – and it's good ! However, EA has confirmed that it won't be coming to Xbox Live's Games on Demand as a downloadable title. The statement released on EA's official site reads: "After extensive testing, we felt that it simply did not... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Has Plans To Revive Rock Band And Dance Central Franchises

    At PAX East, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos said that the company has not given up on its two most successful past franchises. During his keynote address at PAX East, Alex Rigopulos said the company has "grand plans" to revive the dormant series. He did not talk specifics, but did say that he... More
  • Blog Post: Get To Know The New Head Of Xbox

    Last week Microsoft announced that its game studio head Phil Spencer was given the keys to the entire Xbox division. Today they released a video so fans could get to know the new captain of the ship. In this casual interview with Xbox spokesman Major Nelson, Spencer (who is a 26-year veteran at Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Long Beach Circuit Coming To Forza Motorsport 5

    Come April 10, Forza fans will have a new track to burn rubber on. Today Turn 10 Studios announced the Long Beach circuit is coming to the game via a content update. Home to the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the course is available to race in three different ways. You can choose to take on... More
  • Blog Post: Fulgore, Arcade Mode Go Live With Killer Instinct Update

    Late last month Microsoft announced that Fulgore and an arcade mode would be coming to Killer Instinct in April. Today, you can grab the sizeable title update. This 6.8 GB add-on includes the cyborg fighter Fulgure, eight-player lobbies, arcade mode, and the ability to spectate matches. This is the last... More
  • Blog Post: Game Of Thrones' Latest Episode Goes Free This Week On Xbox One and Xbox 360

    Did you miss the season premiere of Game of Thrones on Sunday? Microsoft and HBO are giving you a chance to right that wrong from now until April 14. You can check out the first episode of the new season on Xbox One and Xbox 360. You don’t need an HBO subscription, and you don’t even need... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Xbox One's Uphill Race To Catch PlayStation 4

    If Microsoft wants the Xbox One to have a larger worldwide install base than the PlayStation 4, it will face a harder road than it did in the last generation. Microsoft's Xbox 360 was the defining console of the last generation in North America. A year head start, lower initial price point, and games... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Has Six Shows In The Works For TV Initiative

    Microsoft doesn't seem to be messing around with its television efforts. The company's TV studio is working on six programs, including the previously announced adaptation of the Swedish robot thriller Humans , and new comedy from Sarah Silverman and Seth Green. Microsoft is producing a sketch... More
  • Blog Post: Three New Features Arrive For Xbox One Update Preview Participants

    Last night, Microsoft pushed out three new features for update preview participants. These are planned for the next public update, which should be arriving this month . Preview members will note that the blu-ray player now supports 50 Hz playback for content recorded at 50 Hz. The blu-ray app will also... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Features Would You Like To See Added To New-Gen Consoles?

    Earlier today, we reported that Microsoft hasn’t completely abandoned the idea of backward compatibility on Xbox One . This came as a surprise given how insistent former leadership was that it ideologically undesired and technically challenging. However, both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Still Considering Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility For Xbox One

    Less than a year ago, former Xbox Boss Don Mattrick said that including backward compatibility in a new console would be “ really backwards .” Thankfully, there are some at Microsoft still investigating ways to play your old content on your new hardware . At the Microsoft Build conference... More
  • Blog Post: Upload YouTube Videos From Xbox One Starting Tomorrow

    Microsoft has announced that the YouTube app on Xbox One will be getting a major update tomorrow, April 8. The new version will be integrated with Game DVR (scheduled for improved resolution in the April update ), meaning you’ll finally be able to put your recorded clips on YouTube directly from... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Interested In Titanfall On 360?

    Today we learned a little more about the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall . The last-gen version, which releases next week, will include all the same content as the Xbox One and PC iterations, but with a hit to the framerate. Since there are still more Xbox 360s out in the wild than Xbox Ones, we want to... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live Issues Fixed

    Update #2 (4:47 p.m. Eastern): That was fast. Xbox Live is back up and running. Update #1 (4:41 p.m. Eastern): Microsoft has amended its statement on the issues facing Xbox Live right now. "It’s come to our attention that some of you are unable to sign in to Xbox Live," the statement... More
  • Blog Post: Five-Year-Old Finds Backdoor Into Xbox Live Account, Rewarded By Microsoft

    Microsoft's newest security researcher is a five-year-old boy. How is this possible? Well, he was given the title after he discovered a backdoor on Xbox One into his father's Xbox Live account. As reported by ABC 10 , young Kristoffer Von Hassel discovered that after entering the wrong password... More
  • Blog Post: Details On Xbox 360 Titanfall Emerge

    Bluepoint Games, the developer handling the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall, has finally opened up about the last-gen version. The developer confirms that the game contains all the same content as Respawn’s Xbox One version ( read our review ), but at a lower framerate. Daryl Allison, senior producer... More
  • Blog Post: Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer Says Xbox Is ‘A Core Product In Microsoft’s Long-Term Vision’

    In a brief interview with Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, newly appointed Head of Xbox Phil Spencer spoke more about his new role. Many of Spencer’s comments reiterate points from our recent interview , but he spoke more broadly on the importance of fans and Xbox’s place in the broader Microsoft... More
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