Xbox’s Countdown To 2015 Sale Starts Today

Xbox’s Countdown To 2015 Sale Starts Today

A number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games will be on sale from now till the end of the year. This was announced on Major Nelson’s blog site and is a part of Xbox’s Countdown to 2015 sale. This week’s sales range from 17% to 85% off select titles from the Xbox One and Xbox 360.  On the Xbox One, you’ll be able to get games like The Evil Within, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Xbox head on “death of consoles” – With such great games, sales, consoles are fine

Xbox head on “death of consoles” – With such great games, sales, consoles are fine

Following the recent announcement regarding the Xbox One’s outselling of the PlayStation 4 in both the United States and United Kingdom for the month of November, Xbox head Phil Spencer, in addition to expressing his gratitude for fans and gamers alike for their continued support of the Xbox brand, voiced his thoughts on previous speculation of the “death of consoles.” Naturally, Spencer pointed to this year’s impressive current-generation game and hardware sales – saying […]

Rise Of The Tomb Raider To Be Published By Microsoft

Rise Of The Tomb Raider To Be Published By Microsoft

The upcoming timed Xbox One exclusive, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, will be published by Microsoft. This was announced by Aaron Greenberg, the leader of Xbox’s marketing team, via twitter: @diosmekemeke Yes we are publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider. — Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) December 8, 2014 Earlier this year there was plenty of confusion surrounding the exclusivity deal between Square Enix and Microsoft for the upcoming 2015 sequel, it […]

Game consoles are in their last cycle, will be irrelevant in 10 years, analyst says

Game consoles are in their last cycle, will be irrelevant in 10 years, analyst says

During this year’s Game Monetization Conference in San Francisco, California, Michael Pachter, a managing director and analyst for Wedbush Securities, shared updated data and his latest thoughts on the future of the games industry (game consoles in particular) – for the next 10 years.  For the most part, Pachter’s presentation addressed issues that many individuals, even those outside of the games industry, already know. That is to say, that while the […]

Preview of Cortana on Windows 10 Desktop in Video

Preview of Cortana on Windows 10 Desktop in Video

On December 5, 2014, Microsoft has brought its virtual assistant known as Cortana to France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, in her alpha form. In the midst of bringing her to these nations, some exciting news has emerged about Cortana running on the desktop from the unreleased Windows 10 builds. Here’s a video demonstration on “Windows 10: Pre-Release Cortana on Desktop”. As stated in the video, her looks will look ten […]

Microsoft: No New Game Announcements at The Game Awards

Microsoft: No New Game Announcements at The Game Awards

Microsoft has recently clarified that no new game announcements will be made from them during The Game Awards. The message came in the form of a tweet from the head of Xbox marketing Aaron Greenberg who had the following to say: Since many have asked we are not planning any new game announcements @thegameawards. Looking forward to watching a great show however — Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) December 2, 2014 Replacing […]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection: New digital copies get $15 back, no such deal for day-one buyers

Halo: The Master Chief Collection: New digital copies get $15 back, no such deal for day-one buyers

There is no doubt that many Xbox One gamers have either heard, read, or experienced some of the persistent issues plaguing 343 Industries’ highly anticipated video game, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which released last month on November 11th.  Gamers’ issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s largely stem from the game’s matchmaking problems (including, but not limited to lengthy matchmaking times and low session success rates), among others. In fact, players’ initial […]