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  • Blog Post: Play NBA 2K16 For Free This Weekend

    The real NBA season is less than a month underway, but gamers can take a free crack at the digital version for a short period of time. Xbox Live Gold members can play NBA 2K16 free of charge this weekend. Xbox Live Gold members will have access to the game from 9 a.m. PT on November 20 through 11:59... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Sees 81 Percent Growth Over Last Year

    This has been a good month for Xbox fans. Not only did Microsoft release the new Xbox One dashboard , but the publisher started to roll out backward compatibility with Xbox 360 titles. In response to NPD's October sales data, which released earlier today, corporate vice president of Xbox marketing... More
  • Blog Post: See Halo's Enemies, Vehicles, And Master Chief All Drawn To Scale

    Artist Andrew McGee, who brought us every colossus from Shadow of the Colossus drawn to scale , as well as a similar piece comparing Half-Life 2's assorted monsters, vehicles, and humans , has release a new piece focused on all things Halo. The sizes aren't quite as perfect as McGee's last... More
  • Blog Post: Enjoy The Majesty Of Halo's Start Screens Without Actually Playing The Games

    The Halo series has always had memorable start menus, but they're hard to enjoy when that pesky game keeps getting in the way. This website solves that issue. By heading to the website halome.nu , you can choose to loop the start screen menus of every Halo game, complete with the music and the background... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Shipments Jump 30 Percent In Microsoft's First Quarter Of FY16

    Microsoft has announced the results from its first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year, which saw a jump in Xbox shipments and revenue. Microsoft pulled in 22.2 billion in sales, but were operating at a 2 billion loss. Microsoft could probably recover this next quarter with the Win 10 launch and holidays... More
  • Blog Post: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Will Come Packaged With New Xbox One Consoles

    Update: Microsoft has clarified the statements regarding Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and new Xbox One consoles. A statement was provided to us following the SDCC session. “At yesterday’s ‘Gears of War’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Rod Fergusson stated that every Xbox One sold... More
  • Blog Post: Mega Man Creator And The Makers Of Metroid Prime Announce Recore For Xbox One

    Microsoft announced a new first-party franchise from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and developer Armature, a studio comprised of former Retro developers, the studio behind Metroid Prime. The trailer for the game showed a young girl and a robot dog exploring a desert. In a battle with a collection of... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Only A Few Days Left For Just Cause 2 From Xbox Games With Gold

    Things are about to get a little hectic. We're all going to be swimming in the joy of E3 game announcements, gameplay footage, and surprises, so we're taking care of this a little earlier than usual. Usually, we run these reminders on the last day before the free-with-membership games rotate... More
  • Blog Post: Here's How To Get One Of The 500 Tickets To E3 Xbox FanFest

    A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would be inviting 500 fans to participate in a fan celebration . Today, the company has shared how you can get tickets (and with Gears of War confirmed for the show , you might want to get on this). Tickets will be distributed at the Microsoft Store at Westfield... More
  • Blog Post: Check Your Xbox Live Inbox, Halo 3: ODST For Xbox One Available Now

    Halo 3: ODST's updated campaign and the updated version of the Halo 2 multiplayer map Relic (now called Remnant) are now available for download. If you played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between November 11 and November 19, 2014, check your Xbox Live inbox – you should have a message... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About All Of The Original Xbox's Missed Japanese Opportunities

    The Xbox has always struggled to find footing in Japan, and the latest Did You Know Gaming video looks at why. Despite being technically superior to the PlayStation 2 with a built-in hard drive and ethernet port, the Xbox, even today, has always had to work extra hard to enlist Japanese gamers. Missed... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox's May Update Focuses Mostly On Windows 10

    May will be a light month in terms of updates for Xbox One, but Windows 10 is getting a number of new Xbox-related features. You can check out a preview of the next update in the video below, or by heading here . On Xbox One, you will soon be able to turn your console on and off with the Glass app, and... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Considered Giving Away The Original Xbox For Free

    It takes a lot of time and money to develop a video game system. So much money that console manufacturers often lose cash on the system's early sales. Which makes it all the more crazy that Microsoft even considered giving away the original Xbox before it released in late 2001. A recent article on... 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 Ships 6.6 Million Xbox Consoles During Last Quarter

    During today's earnings call, Microsoft announced its Xbox sales for the quarter ending December 31, 2014. During this span, the company shipped 6.6 million units across both Xbox One and Xbox 360. When compared with the 2.4 million Xbox units shipped in the quarter prior to that, Microsoft showed... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft's Presentation Tease Was 'Unofficial,' Community Manager Apologizes

    Update: Unfortunately, our hunt for meaning in dots and dashes was all for naught. The image above has been declared "unofficial." Xbox Canada community manager Raj Patel shared this update to quell the speculation: Earlier I posted an unofficial (not from Xbox) image to see what others think... More
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Xbox Game DVR ‘Design Goal’ Is To Work With All Games

    At this morning’s Windows 10 briefing, Microsoft showed off a number of functions of the Xbox app. Among them is the ability to use Game DVR , just like on the Xbox One. We inquired about whether every game will be supported. “Our design goal is that it works with all games,” a Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Builds Bully's Bullworth Academy In Unreal Engine

    It's unclear what Rockstar has planned for its Bully franchise, but artist Wesley Arthur certainly seems to have some ideas. You can check out the video below from Arthur which creates Bullworth's boy's dormitory in great detail using Unreal Engine 4. Arthur calls Bully one of his all time... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Spencer: ‘I’ll Work On Making Amends For Street Fighter’

    At Gamescom this year, Microsoft fired a shot in the console war with the announcement that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be a timed Xbox exclusive . Last week, Sony fired back with its own third-party deal. We reported ( and then were able to confirm ) that Street Fighter V will be exclusive to PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How Sega And Jet Set Radio Angered Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown

    A new episode of Did You Know Gaming takes a look at the popular Dreamcast-born series Jet Set Radio. The episode covers the development of the game and why the team that made Panzer Dragoon wanted to pursue such a wildly different concept. It also covers a promotional even planned the highlight the... More
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