News items tagged with microsoft

Halloween Sale For Xbox One and Xbox 360 Horror Games

Halloween Sale For Xbox One and Xbox 360 Horror Games

Once again, Microsoft is getting into the spirit of the holiday and holding another Shocktober sale in its Xbox Store. Xbox Live Gold...

By Curt Hutson on 21 July 2018
Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

We previously discussed the great titles upcoming for Microsoft’s annual Summer of Arcade here. Well, those games have finally been dated as well as priced, and it’s about freaking time. Last year’s...

By Riley Little on 19 July 2018
Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

Without a doubt, Cuphead fever seems to have struck in the gaming world, as the video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun indie...

By Kyle Sledge on 19 July 2018
Cuphead Review

Cuphead Review

The wait for Cuphead has been a long road, with its utterly distinct art style drawing plenty of attention ever since the title’s ann...

By John Jacques on 18 July 2018
Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

Following the release of the video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun title Cuphead last week, many fans of the title have gone on to discover its difficulty, with many undoubtedly still struggl...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 July 2018
Sea of Thieves Adds New Cosmetics, Anniversary Gift

Sea of Thieves Adds New Cosmetics, Anniversary Gift

Sea of Thieves has been through rough waters since its release, but has since been updating and patching the game to iron out some issues. A recent patch even added new ship customization options and...

By A.J. Plautz on 17 July 2018
Cuphead Rolls In With New DLC Trailer

Cuphead Rolls In With New DLC Trailer

When Studio MDHR released Cuphead after years of fine-tuning and fan hype, few could have predicted the overwhelmingly positive reaction that would follow. After several awards and mass amounts of cri...

By John Jacques on 16 July 2018
Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Microsoft releases a list of console exclusive games coming to Xbox in 2016, including Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Quantum Break, and more. Overall, it’s safe to say that 2015 was a grea...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 July 2018
Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

Cuphead has been making huge waves with its gorgeous retro-inspired visuals and challenging gameplay, and most full playthroughs of it seem to last between 8-14 hours. While each boss can be beaten in...

By John Jacques on 15 July 2018
Sea of Thieves Hungering Deep to Add Drums and Flags

Sea of Thieves Hungering Deep to Add Drums and Flags

Rare is preparing for the quickly approaching release of Sea of Thieves‘ first major content update, The Hungering Deep, by tantalizing players with a tease of all the new content. The official webpag...

By Rory Young on 14 July 2018
Xbox One New IP in 2016

Xbox One New IP in 2016

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to boast about the slew of new IP coming to Xbox One next year, and confirms that some titles haven’t even been announced yet. In 2015, Microsoft claimed tha...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 July 2018
E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3 2014 officially begins today but every year it’s the day before – where the big press conferences take place – where all the big...

By Rob Keyes on 11 July 2018
Xbox E3 2018: Every Confirmed and Rumored Game

Xbox E3 2018: Every Confirmed and Rumored Game

E3 2018 can be framed as both an opportunity and a challenge for Microsoft and the Xbox One. The Xbox One X, released in late 2017, h...

By Rory Young on 08 July 2018
The 5 Biggest Surprises of E3 2018

The 5 Biggest Surprises of E3 2018

E3 is always a fun time for gamers, and part of the fun is seeing all of the unexpected announcements that developers kept hidden unt...

By Patrick Kirk on 08 July 2018
Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

Ever since Cuphead debuted with its launch last week, a plethora of fans of Studio MDHR’s run and gun indie shooter have been singing...

By Kyle Sledge on 07 July 2018
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in 2012, let’...

By Rob Keyes on 07 July 2018
Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Mod Support To Xbox

Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Mod Support To Xbox

Mods are always a fun way to shake up a game, but have traditionally only been featured on PC, with a few exceptions. Now, however, a new leaked Microsoft presentation seems to assert that the company...

By Cameron Corliss on 06 July 2018
Summer of Arcade 2012

Summer of Arcade 2012

The dates and prices have been announced for Microsoft‘s hotly anticipated Summer of Arcade XBLA promotion. Included amongst the publisher’s crème de la crème of downloadables are Tony Hawk’s Pro...

By Anthony Taormina on 05 July 2018
Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Includes Mini Golf

Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Includes Mini Golf

Microsoft announces the Dead Rising 4 season pass, which will include a multiplayer mini golf mode, an infected Frank West, and holid...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 June 2018
Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Just in time for Halloween, Capcom releases a new trailer for Dead Rising 4 that highlights the game’s brutal combo weapons and some of Frank West’s crazy costumes. The upcoming Dead Rising 4 from...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 June 2018
Sea of Thieves: Where to find the Red Speckled Chicken

Sea of Thieves: Where to find the Red Speckled Chicken

Some of the biggest questions facing Sea of Thieves after its popular beta tests were how the game would be able to keep players engaged over the countless hours after it officially launched. With...

By Derek Nichols on 15 June 2018
Turok 1 and 2 Release Dates for Xbox One Confirmed

Turok 1 and 2 Release Dates for Xbox One Confirmed

About a couple of months ago, Night Dive Studios’ remaster of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter received a PEGI rating for Xbox One, indicating that it and the remaster of its sequel, Seeds of Evil, would be...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 June 2018
Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

This week saw the long-awaited release of Cuphead for Xbox One and PC, and gamers have been quick to lavish the game with praise for its vintage cartoon graphics and challenging levels. Progressing...

By John Jacques on 12 June 2018
State of Decay 2 Review

State of Decay 2 Review

Fans of the original game will like State of Decay 2, but others will be unable to look past its numerous technical issues, underwhelming co-op, and ugly graphics.

By Dalton Cooper on 21 May 2018
The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

After years in development and a number of delays, the Fleischer-inspired platformer Cuphead has launched to strong reviews. Many platforming fans are testing the game out for themselves on PC and...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 May 2018
[email protected] Montage

[email protected] Montage

Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference was nothing but game after game after game. The biggest Xbox One games of the coming years were showcased through trailers and gameplay footage, such as the reve...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 March 2018
14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

A new E3 gameplay demo for Dead Rising 4 reveals a number of over the top weapons and vehicles the series is known for including some returning features as well. Part of the challenge leading up to...

By Derek Nichols on 20 March 2018
Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Cuphead may be inspired by 1930’s-era cartoons and vintage atmospheres, but Studio MDHR has also ushered in some properties from the modern era: support for couch co-op, crisp (albeit vintage) high...

By John Jacques on 20 March 2018
Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Yesterday, the Xbox One and PC exclusive Cuphead launched for fans who had been anxiously awaiting the title’s release since its official announcement during E3 2014, and the publisher Microsoft an...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 March 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Microsoft reports Square Enix’s and Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider selling over 1 million copies since its release for the Xbox One on November 10 last year. According to a recent holida...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 February 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

An official report reveals that Rise of the Tomb Raider has had far more success on the PC market than the Xbox One, selling many more copies in its first month. Months after its initial release fo...

By Sarah Fields on 15 February 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

The latest trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider: The 20 Year Celebration reveals the first gameplay footage of Lara Croft hunting zombies in her family’s manor. Gamers on PS4, PC, and Xbox One will...

By Denny Connolly on 15 February 2018
Inside Review

Inside Review

Inside builds on every strength of Playdead’s Limbo, while also delivering a compelling yet haunting world filled with smart puzzles and inventive mechanics. Released back in 2010, Playdead Studio...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 February 2018
Gears of War 4 Will Support Split Screen Co-Op on PC

Gears of War 4 Will Support Split Screen Co-Op on PC

Game developer The Coalition officially confirms the inclusion of split-screen co-op for PC players of the forthcoming third-person shooter Gears of War 4. Last week, The Coalition held a preview e...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 February 2018
Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

After announcing the game for Xbox One and Windows 10, Microsoft now confirms that upcoming zombie game Dead Rising 4 is a timed exclusive on the platforms. Officially revealed during Microsoft’s p...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 February 2018
Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Capcom Vancouver studio head Joe Nickolls reveals that Dead Rising 4 will not use the divisive time limit mechanic that has been used in previous games in the series. In many ways, Dead Rising 4 sh...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2018
Gears of War 5: Job Posts Suggest Sequel in the Works

Gears of War 5: Job Posts Suggest Sequel in the Works

Several weeks ago, Microsoft’s head of gaming and former Xbox boss Phil Spencer seemingly confirmed that Gears of War 5 is on the way while discussing the plans for Xbox Game Pass, mentioning that...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 February 2018
Halo Wars 2 Trailer

Halo Wars 2 Trailer

On Xbox 360, Microsoft and Ensemble Studios released a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe called Halo Wars. The game was a success and the first time the series diverged from its signa...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2018
Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars makes its well-anticipated return with two new trailers revealed courtesy of E3. A week long beta is available now for players on Xbox One and will be coming to Windows 10. Although it s...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 15 February 2018
Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

343 Industries studio head Dan Ayoub announces that the multiplayer beta for Halo Wars 2 is getting an extension due to high demand, and will now finish on Wednesday. It’s likely that E3 2016 is go...

By Rob Gordon on 15 February 2018
Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

Video game developer The Coalition releases an update for the Xbox One version of Gears of War 4 that fixes some of the title’s persistent multiplayer problems. Ever since the official release of G...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 February 2018
Dead Rising 4 Gets A Release Date

Dead Rising 4 Gets A Release Date

After it is accidentally posted on the Xbox Live Marketplace, Microsoft confirms the release date for the upcoming Windows 10 and Xbox One exclusive game Dead Rising 4. Before its official announce...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2018
Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War makes its grandiose return on Xbox One and PC, and those sorely missing the series can rest easy knowing that the franchise is back and better than ever. Gears of War: Judgment was th...

By Riley Little on 15 February 2018
Future Gears of War Games May Explore Other Genres

Future Gears of War Games May Explore Other Genres

The answer to an interesting question posed at the recent Xbox Fanfest event in Sydney, Australia suggests future Gears of War titles might not have to be shooters. All the main games in the Gears...

By Curt Hutson on 15 February 2018
Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

A report showcasing a video comparison between the PC and Xbox One versions of Forza Horizon 3 suggests that the graphical presentation may be near identical. Microsoft Studios’ Forza Horizon 3 mig...

By Cody Gravelle on 15 February 2018
N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

Just a few short days since it was discovered on the Xbox Games Store, the Nintendo 64 app has been pulled and users can no longer download the emulator. A Nintendo 64 emulator titled Win64e10 rece...

By Curt Hutson on 15 February 2018
Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

To celebrate the release of open world racer Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft reveals a competition to win a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S modelled after the $2 million Lamborghini Centenario. Xbox owners are...

By Rob Gordon on 15 February 2018
ReCore Review

ReCore Review

ReCore will be a welcome blast from the past for some, but others will struggle to come to terms with the more archaic components of the experience. From the moment that ReCore was announced at E3...

By Brad Jones on 15 February 2018
Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2016

Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2016

Four games join the Xbox Games With Gold program in October 2016, including both Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and The Escapists each on the Xbox One. October’s line-up of free Xbox games for...

By Rory Young on 15 February 2018
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what many may...

By Riley Little on 15 February 2018
Microsoft Talks Xbox Scorpio Price & PS4 Pro

Microsoft Talks Xbox Scorpio Price & PS4 Pro

Xbox exec Albert Penello discusses Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Pro, insinuating that Microsoft’s upgraded console could launch at a similar price as Sony’s new system. In the months leading up to E3 2016,...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2018
Xbox Scorpio ‘Aspired a Little Bit Higher’ Than PS4 Pro

Xbox Scorpio ‘Aspired a Little Bit Higher’ Than PS4 Pro

Microsoft executive Albert Penello has continued the comparisons between the Xbox Scorpio and the PS4 Pro, stating that the Xbox console ‘aspired’ a little higher. This console generation, both Son...

By Rob Gordon on 15 February 2018
Project Scorpio Will Run Microsoft Games at Native 4K Resolution

Project Scorpio Will Run Microsoft Games at Native 4K Resolution

In a recent interview, Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis confirms that all first-party Xbox One Project Scorpio titles will run at native 4K. Choice seems to be a word tha...

By Derek Nichols on 15 February 2018
E3 2015: Sea of Thieves Announced

E3 2015: Sea of Thieves Announced

In traditional E3 fashion, Microsoft brought numerous game developers on stage to share and discuss their upcoming games on Xbox One. One of those developers, Rare, revealed a new set of classic Rar...

By Boston Blake on 15 February 2018
Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

With plenty of game trailers and announcements set to take place at Gamescom this August, companies will be vying to make sure their press conferences are the ones gamers tune in to see. Microsof...

By John Jacques on 15 February 2018
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer

Rare is debuting the debut gameplay trailer for Sea of Thieves, the online multiplayer pirate adventure game, live at Microsoft’s E3 2016 Xbox press conference. To sail the seven seas, embracing th...

By Rory Young on 15 February 2018
Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

Sea of Thieves Multiplayer More Impactful Than Destiny

We speak to several of the developers at Rare about their upcoming game Sea of Thieves, and learn that the multiplayer will be similar to Destiny‘s – but ‘more impactful’. There’s no question about...

By Riley Little on 15 February 2018
Hands-On: Sea of Thieves is Rare's Return to Form

Hands-On: Sea of Thieves is Rare's Return to Form

One editor goes hands-on with Rare’s Sea of Thieves, coming away toting the imminent high seas multiplayer title as the long awaited return to form for the famed studio. I pulled out a shoddy looki...

By Riley Little on 15 February 2018
Sea of Thieves Gets Release Window

Sea of Thieves Gets Release Window

Xbox Australia prematurely reveals the February release month for the upcoming Rare-developed multiplayer pirate game Sea of Thieves on PC and Xbox One. Sea of Thieves was a pleasant surprise at th...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2018
Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Sets up the Story

Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Sets up the Story

The Coalition releases a launch trailer for Gears of War 4 that sets up the story, highlights the main characters, and details the new threats players will face. It may be hard to believe, but we a...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2018
Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

After two weeks of released, Studio MDHR announces that its critically-acclaimed run and gun indie shooter Cuphead is certified platinum with over 1 million copies sold.

By Alexander Pan on 16 October 2017
Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

The video game developer Studio MDHR teases its intentions to eventually put out a physical release and collector’s edition of the run and gun indie shooter, Cuphead.

By Kyle Sledge on 16 October 2017
Cuphead Clones Have Already Arrived on Mobile

Cuphead Clones Have Already Arrived on Mobile

As Cuphead continues to be a huge success on Windows PC and Xbox One, mobile app developers on Android begin to release poor rip-off clones of the game.

By Jasmine Henry on 16 October 2017
Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

343 Industries explains the reasons behind the recasting of important characters, stating that changes have been made for ‘both casting and technical reasons.’

By Rob Gordon on 21 July 2016
Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

We spoke to Dan Ayoub about Halo Wars and the possibility of seeing a Gears of War version of the popular RTS spin-off – learning that it has already been talked about.

By Riley Little on 21 July 2016
Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

San Diego Comic Con 2016’s Halo Wars 2 panel features a new Story Vidoc with a closer look at the strategy game’s antagonist, Atriox, and The Banished.

By Rory Young on 21 July 2016
Halo Wars 2 Gets Brand New Trailer At The Game Awards

Halo Wars 2 Gets Brand New Trailer At The Game Awards

Microsoft provides The Game Awards viewers a new trailer for Halo Wars 2, which offers gamers a glimpse into the events leading up the action in the game.

By Boston Blake on 21 July 2016
E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

During the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference, a montage trailer for the [email protected] program reveals a ton of new games coming to the service including Cuphead, Yooka-Laylee, and more.

By Derek Nichols on 19 July 2016