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News: Deals With Gold and Xbox Binge Watch & Play Sale Combine for a Massive List of Savings

Deals With Gold and Xbox Binge Watch & Play Sale Combine for a Massive List of Savings

Over 30 Xbox 360 games currently on sale

Not only are this week's Deals With Gold offers now in full effect, but the Xbox Binge Watch & Play Sale has also begun, making for one heck of a lengthy list of price cuts. Unfortunately, it's not all good news, as the markdowns are predominately for Xbox 360 content, leaving Xbox One owners to choose...

News: Microsoft, Warner Bros, And What The Future May Hold For Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft, Warner Bros, And What The Future May Hold For Xbox Entertainment Studios

Never say it's over!

Earlier this year it was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella - and corporate vice president Phil Spencer - that Santa Monica based Xbox Entertainment Studios (XES), a division of the company founded with the goal of bringing television-like content to Xbox users, would be closed after company wide layoffs and lower than...

News: Microsoft Grants Indie Developers Free Access to Unity Engine

Microsoft Grants Indie Developers Free Access to Unity Engine

More tools at your disposal

Independent developers who sign up to ID@Xbox with an Xbox One dev kit will now have access to the Unity engine for no additional charge, confirmed the Unity blog. Existing Unity Pro users will have Xbox One support added to their license immediately. Unity Free users will receive a limited Unity Pro license that will...

News: The August Xbox One Update is Finally Rolling Out

The August Xbox One Update is Finally Rolling Out

Improved activity feed, 3D Blu-ray support, and loads more

It's taken a bit longer than expected, but the latest monthly system update for Xbox One has begun rolling out to users today. We already gave you a rundown on what's new, but because we know clicking on links is hard work, we're going to provide all the details for you here — again. The...

Gamescom 2014: Killer Instinct Returns For a Second Season on Oct 15th

Killer Instinct Returns For a Second Season on Oct 15th

New fighters, modes, and more

Killer Instinct: Season 2 is coming back to Xbox One this October 15 with a new roster of fighters, game modes, and a revamped interface. Just like the first game, season two is a free-to-play game that comes with fighters TJ Combo and Maya. Fans can purchase additional characters for $4.99 each or buy either The Combo...

Gamescom 2014: Quantum Break First Gameplay Demo Will Stop You Dead in Your Tracks

Quantum Break First Gameplay Demo Will Stop You Dead in Your Tracks

Time-bending action thriller impresses at Gamescom

Remedy Entertainment wasn't kidding when they said a week ago that we'll get our first look at gameplay for Quantum Break at Gamescom — and wow, does it look impressive. Creative Director Sam Lake presented the new footage during Microsoft's Gamescom presser, where we were treated to main...

Gamescom 2014: The Escapists, Smite, Superhot, Space Engineers Coming to Xbox One First

The Escapists, Smite, Superhot, Space Engineers Coming to Xbox One First

Here's what's coming soon through ID@Xbox

Microsoft took the time to briefly highlight the many indie games coming to Xbox during their Gamescom conference in Germany today. Extra time was spent on four in particular — The Escapists, Smite, Superhot, and Space Engineers — as they will be making their console debut first on Xbox One before...

Gamescom 2014: Ori And The Blind Forest Coming This Holiday

Ori And The Blind Forest Coming This Holiday

Will arrive on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC

Today, at Gamescom, Microsoft announced that the beautiful world of Ori and The Blind Forest will be explorable on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC this holiday. If you aren't already familiar, Ori and The Blind Forest is a 2D side-scroller from Moon Studios that blends Metroidvania conventions and RPG elements,...

News: Deals With Gold, Permanent Price Cuts, and a Big Capcom Sale Aim to Empty Your Wallet

Deals With Gold, Permanent Price Cuts, and a Big Capcom Sale Aim to Empty Your Wallet

Surely there's something here for you

On top of the usual Deals With Gold offers that grace us weekly, Major Nelson has announced a handful of permanent price drops and also unveiled a fairly beefy list of Capcom games currently on discount. Starting today, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, and Ryse will run $49.99, both at retail and...

News: More Xbox Live Issues Rear Their Heads

More Xbox Live Issues Rear Their Heads

Xbox 360 goes dark

While the connectivity issues Microsoft's been having lately seem to have been solved for Xbox One users (knock on wood), the problems only seem to be growing for the Xbox 360. Today, reports of Xbox 360 gamers not even being able to boot up their games and applications are streaming in. Instead of their games loading, all they...

Reminder: It's Your Last Chance to Download July's Games With Gold Offerings

It's Your Last Chance to Download July's Games With Gold Offerings

We shouldn't have to remind you to download free games, but...

It’s the last day of July, which means it’s the last day that Xbox One Gold Subscribers can download Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and, more importantly, the superb platform-brawler Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition. If you have yet to download either of these games, we...

News: Xbox One Available for Pre-Order in China

Xbox One Available for Pre-Order in China

First console in China for 14 years

This article has been updated since first posted. Since 2000, mainland China has seen no new consoles on its markets due to the ban the government placed on video game consoles. The ban was introduced due to concerns about the negative impact video games were said to have on the younger generations and on mental...

Talking Point: Has Games With Gold Turned You Onto a Game or Genre You Wouldn't Have Played Otherwise?

Has Games With Gold Turned You Onto a Game or Genre You Wouldn't Have Played Otherwise?

Weighing in on the power of free games

Ever since Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition was added to Games With Gold on Xbox One a few weeks ago, we’ve been entertained by the countless number of praise-filled comments left throughout the internet by gamers enamored with their free download. Considering we awarded the game a 9 when we...

News: Japanese Xbox One Launch Bundles Detailed

Japanese Xbox One Launch Bundles Detailed

Four SKUs set to go on sale

The Japanese Xbox One launch is creeping up on us, with September 9th drawing ever nearer. Microsoft has confirmed that four - count 'em - hardware bundles will be available on launch day, offering varying benefits. The grand-daddy of them all with be the limited edition bundle, which is styled in a similar way to the...