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  • Blog Post: Pair Of Sega Classics Headline Five New Xbox One Backward Compatibility Games

    Microsoft has added another five titles to its backward compatibility roster. All of these originally appeared on the Xbox Live Arcade and now make their debut on Xbox One. Two of Sega's early console titles make the jump yet another generation. Altered Beast and Comix Zone give you a chance to beat... More
  • Blog Post: May Games With Gold Includes Defense Grid 2, Costume Quest 2, And More

    The end of April means the end of another wave of Xbox Live Games with Gold. With May joining us this weekend, you’ll have new games to play on your down time. Here’s what’s rotating onto the service: Xbox One Defense Grid 2 (May 1 through May 31) Costume Quest 2 (May 16 through June... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces It Will Stop Manufacturing New Xbox 360 Consoles

    It’s time to say goodbye to an old friend. Microsoft announced today that after more than a decade, the Xbox 360’s manufacturing run is over. The company will sell-through its remaining inventory. After that, your chances of finding one will be relegated to leftover stock and pre-owned hardware... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Today Is Your Last Chance For March Xbox Games With Gold

    March is almost behind us, and that means it's time to say goodbye to another month of Xbox Games with Gold. Be sure to lock in your licenses today, or wake up tomorrow and feel like a fool. Leaving the service after today are a game each for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Rotating out on this generation's... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's April Games With Gold Includes Sunset Overdrive

    Microsoft has announced the April Games With Gold titles on Xbox One and Xbox 360, including Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One. April's offerings are: The Wolf Among Us (Available from April 1-30 on Xbox One) Sunset Overdrive (Available from April 16-May 15 on Xbox One) Dead Space (Available from April... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls And Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Playable On Xbox One Via Backward Compatibility

    Two more games have landed on Xbox One courtesy of Xbox 360 backward compatibility support. With Dark Souls III right around the corner, you might want to brush up on your dodge rolling. The original Dark Souls can be played via Xbox 360 disc or digital purchase. We just searched the store and it doesn't... More
  • Blog Post: Three More Games Added To Xbox One Backward Compatibility List

    Microsoft has been on a spree with Xbox One backward compatibility games. Last week, the platform holder added Halo Wars, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Pac-Man, and Alan Wake. Today, three more games have joined the roster. The original Assassin’s Creed, Grid 2, and Dark Void are available... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Microsoft's Spring Sale Begins Today With $299 Xbox One

    From today until March 28, Microsoft is launching a sale in celebration of the start of Spring, which drops the Xbox One price to a starting price of $299 immediately at participating retailers. For all current bundles, the discount lops $50 off the price, such as the 1TB The Division bundle now costing... More
  • Blog Post: Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night, Alan Wake, And Pac-Man Now Backwards Compatible On Xbox One

    Microsoft announced today that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Alan Wake, and Pac-Man are all now available to play as backwards compatible titles on Xbox One. We knew Alan Wake was on the way, thanks to a promotion related to the upcoming Quantum Break , and Symphony of the Night was accidentally... More
  • Blog Post: The Priceless Bust Of Nefertiti, Nearly Inaccessible To The Public, Covertly Scanned Using Kinect

    Last October, a pair of German artists covertly scanned the bust of Queen Nefertiti in Berlin's Neues Museum and released the collected dataset online, causing a wave of controversy in the art world over the idea of ownership. The device allegedly used to scan the priceless piece of art? An Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Gears Of Wars Is Your Favorite?

    This morning, we revealed our latest cover story for Gears of War 4 , which promises to take the series back to its darker, horror-themed roots. With so much excitement in the air, it got us thinking about the franchise and all its entries, making us wonder which one is your favorite and why. Did you... More
  • Blog Post: Many Preview Members Can Now Buy Backward Compatible Xbox 360 Games On Xbox One

    Microsoft has pushed another update for Xbox One preview members. When this month’s build went live, it wasn’t feature complete. Something new has been added in an update, though. One of the things missing from the backward compatibility feature was the ability to purchase Xbox 360 games... More
  • Blog Post: Get Double Cash And RP In GTA Online For The Next Week

    Rockstar is bringing another set of bonuses and incentives to Grand Theft Auto Online. From now until Thursday of next week, you can get double cash and RP in all versus missions whether you win or lose. The temporary offers also include discounts on aircraft, weaponry, and clothing all week in addition... More
  • Blog Post: Backward Compatibility Is A Long-Term Vision For Xbox

    The announcement that a large number of Xbox 360 games would be made available to play on Xbox One through backward compatibility was, for many, one of the more exciting pieces of news to come out of E3 2015. Many Xbox One owners were thrilled to have a selection of their old games from Xbox 360 work... More
  • Blog Post: Confirmed: March Xbox Games With Gold Include Sherlock, Borderlands

    Update: Microsoft has confirmed the four titles revealed earlier by Xbox Espańa. We now have the dates you can download them, too. Xbox One Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments - March 1 through March 31 Lords of the Fallen - March 16 through April 15 Xbox 360 Supreme Commander 2 - March 1 through... More
  • Blog Post: Four New Xbox One Backward Compatible Games Available, Red Dead Not Included

    Four new games have joined Microsoft’s backward compatible roster. If you were counting on Red Dead Redemption, Halo Wars, or any of the other titles part of this weekend’s snafu though, you’re out of luck. We know that Alan Wake will eventually be coming, but that’s not available... More
  • Blog Post: Visual Concepts And Take-Two Face Lawsuit Over Tattoos In NBA 2K16

    Developers that work on sports games do so with the intention of delivering an authentic experience. They license players, their signature equipment, and even the buildings they play in, but a new lawsuit alleges that Visual Concepts and Take-Two Interactive failed to properly license the tattoos on... 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: Bungie Delivers Another Iron Banner Matchmaking Update For Destiny

    Bungie launched a matchmaking update for Destiny yesterday and already has another in the wild after taking some feedback. Bungie is requesting more feedback on this matchmaking update, but has some good news about the one that launched yesterday: Match-ups are still close enough to provide the level... 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
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