Games With Gold January Announced

Games With Gold January Announced

The Witcher 2 and more… The three titles which will be a part of Microsoft’s Games With Gold offering for the first month of 2015 have been announced via Major Nelson’s blog. The lone Xbox One title for January is Dark Dreams Don’t Die (D4). D4 is an episodic Xbox One exclusive which follows the story of a private investigator, David Young. The game’s artstyle is very reminiscent of a graphic novel. […]

Halo 3: ODST campaign free for MCC early adopters, to run at 1080p/60fps

Halo 3: ODST campaign free for MCC early adopters, to run at 1080p/60fps

With Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s plethora of issues at launch (severe multiplayer matchmaking issues, et cetera), many gamers were understandably upset with 343 Industries’ arguable failure of a launch. In light of its shortcomings, 343 Industries’ general manager Bonnie Ross previously promised fans the company would “make it right” with them. Fortunately, Ross and company have made good on their promise – recently announcing that early adopters of Halo: The Master […]

Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Patch 4 brings forth new issues on Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Patch 4 brings forth new issues on Xbox One

Ubisoft has recently released the latest patch (known as Patch 4) for Assassin’s Creed Unity, stating that it would fix most of the game’s remaining issues. However, it seems that Patch 4 brings about a much larger issue (literally) – especially in regards to Xbox One owners. The company has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s Patch 4 may unintentionally require a 40GB download, rather than the patch’s actual 6.7GB size – it appears […]

Microsoft’s game-streaming service, “Arcadia,” reportedly making progress

Microsoft’s game-streaming service, “Arcadia,” reportedly making progress

Microsoft’s mysterious game-streaming service is reportedly making good progress. Recently codenamed “Arcadia” (the name of the United Earth Government Colony in the Halo universe), the project is current in development at Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group. In various job postings for Microsoft, the company appears to be touting Arcadia as “the next big thing.” The technology was previously hinted at by Microsoft during an internal showcase of Halo 4 in 2013, with the company calling the […]

Halo franchise expected to last 30 more years, 343i’s Bonnie Ross says

Halo franchise expected to last 30 more years, 343i’s Bonnie Ross says

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Bonnie Ross, 343 Industries’ general manager, revealed that, upon the studio’s establishment 7 years ago, her longstanding goal was (and still is) to keep Microsoft’s beloved Halo franchise running for at least 30 more years: “I wanted to make sure we were able to go another three decades.” For the sake of context – 343 Industries was formed back in 2007 and the Halo franchise debuted in 2001, so […]

Windows 10: Images and details of new Xbox app, Cortana leaked

Windows 10: Images and details of new Xbox app, Cortana leaked

Judging by a handful of recently leaked images from a new Windows 10 build, Microsoft’s new operating system will be receiving an Xbox app that will reportedly allow users to access the Xbox store, their Xbox Live achievements, activity feeds, friend lists, among many other features from their personal computer. The images come from a leaked consumer build of Microsoft’s Windows 10 – known as 9901. Microsoft has not officially […]

Black Tusk Studios Confirms First Christmas Community Event for Gears of War 3 is Live

Black Tusk Studios Confirms First Christmas Community Event for Gears of War 3 is Live

Developer Black Tusk Studios has confirmed that the first Christmas community event for 2011’s Gears of War 3 is now live. The first event, called “Hardcore Weekend,” removes all weapons from the map and leaves players to only use their Gnashers and Snub Pistols. According to a forum post on Gears of War’s official website, the Christmas-themed events are only available on Gears of War 3 and will be running […]

New Gears of War Game “Making Massive Progress,” Says Head of Xbox Phil Spencer

New Gears of War Game “Making Massive Progress,” Says Head of Xbox Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has revealed on Twitter that the upcoming Gears of War title is “making massive progress.”  According to Spencer, he met with Gears of War developer Black Tusk Studios and studio manager Rod Fergusson yesterday, with the Xbox boss describing the meeting as “always inspiring.”  Great day yesterday with @blacktuskstudio and @GearsViking , always inspiring. Team is making massive progress. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 4, 2014 […]

Free-to-play games: Not very good for the most part, says Take-Two CEO

Free-to-play games: Not very good for the most part, says Take-Two CEO

At the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference, held today – Wednesday, December 3rd, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick discussed his stance regarding free-to-play games. Spoiler alert: He’s not too fond of them. During the conference, Zelnick pointed to low paying player percentages and general poor quality as reasons for his disdain for most games in the free-to-play games market, stating: “The problem with the free-to-play model is 95-97% of people who […]

DDoS attack group, Lizard Squad, planning another attack on Christmas

DDoS attack group, Lizard Squad, planning another attack on Christmas

As many gamers already know, Xbox Live servers were subject to DDoS attacks by none other than the now-infamous group, Lizard Squad this past Monday, December 1st. The attacks in question led Xbox’s online services to go offline.  Fortunately, the DDoS attacks have subsided, and Xbox Live is now back online and fully functional. However, it appears that Lizard Squad claims that Monday’s DDoS barrage was simply “preparation” for what […]