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E3 2016: Forza Horizon 3 Details and Release Date Announced

Forza Horizon 3 Details and Release Date Announced

Going down under

Confirming a leak just hours before, open-world racer Forza Horizon 3 was shown for the first time during Microsoft's E3 briefing and it looks like it's taking the series into new and interesting territory. It is being developed by usual Horizon developer Playground Games and will be set in colourful Australia this time around. It...

E3 2016: You Can Now Create Your Own Personalized Xbox One Controller

You Can Now Create Your Own Personalized Xbox One Controller

Introducing Xbox Design Lab

During its E3 conference today, Microsoft announced Xbox Design Lab which allows Xbox fans to design their own controller by customizing the colour and individual components. You'll be able to choose your own colours for the front and back panels, triggers, and even the D-pad. In a cool addition, you can also engrave...

E3 2016: Dead Rising 4 Screenshots Leaked

Dead Rising 4 Screenshots Leaked

Have yourself a gory little Christmas!

It's less than 24 hours till Microsoft's E3 Conference and it appears that one of their big reveals has leaked. It's Dead Rising 4 and it will release this fall. Appearing on NeoGAF, the gameplay images suggest that Dead Rising 4 will be set during Christmas and that our favorite photojournalist turned zombie...

News: Cortana Makes Her Debut in New Xbox One Update Coming This Summer

Cortana Makes Her Debut in New Xbox One Update Coming This Summer

Hey Cortana!

Cortana is, at long last, coming to Xbox One courtesy of a new dashboard update being released this summer. Major Nelson and Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox, whipped up a quick demonstration video of how the famous Halo heroine is being integrated into the OS, while also showing off various new voice commands...

Rumour: Microsoft to Announce New Hardware at E3 2016?

Microsoft to Announce New Hardware at E3 2016?

New console and controller incoming?

It's that time of year when the gaming industry begins to turn its attention to what might be announced at this year's E3 conference and news coming out of the Microsoft camp seems to suggest that the company will be announcing a new hardware device and a new Xbox One controller. According to Microsoft blogger...

News: Microsoft Confirms E3 2016 Briefing Details

Microsoft Confirms E3 2016 Briefing Details

Book the day off

In plenty of time to allow you to book the day off work, Microsoft have confirmed the details of their E3 2016 press conference/media briefing/livestream. The show will lay out Microsoft's plans for the next year or so (at least) with regards to Xbox One and Windows 10 gaming, and will take place at 9:30am Pacific/4:30pm GMT on...

News: Dark Souls & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Come to Backward Compatibility

Dark Souls & Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Come to Backward Compatibility

Some people are never happy...

Microsoft's Larry Hryb- otherwise known as Major Nelson has just taken to Twitter to announce that both Dark Souls and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 are hitting the Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility. Inevitably, not everyone is happy with multiple replies asking where Call of Duty: Black Ops is along with a smattering...

Review: Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

A little goes a long way

Ori and the Blind Forest released back in March of last year, and by now, you're likely well aware of the indisputable fact that it's a phenomenal game. We awarded it a 9 out of 10 in our review and called it "one of the best games available for the Xbox One," a statement we stand by 100%. With the Definitive Edition...

News: Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Coming March 11th

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Coming March 11th

Dive Deeper into the Forest.

Ori and The Blind Forest released last year to critical acclaim and made many people's Game of the Year lists. It gained a lot of fantastic critical praise for its stunning art style as well as its tight action-adventure platforming nature in the Metroid/Castlevania mould. Hot on the heels of its success, a Definitive...

News: Alan Wake Is One of Four New Backwards Compatible Games on Xbox One

Alan Wake Is One of Four New Backwards Compatible Games on Xbox One

No Red Dead Redemption just yet

Microsoft has added four more Xbox 360 games to the ever-growing backwards compatible list. Starting today, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, LEGO Batman, Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space, and Trials HD can be played on your Xbox One. As per usual, if you already own the disc, it's as easy as simply inserting it...

News: Get Excited for Xbox One's 2016 Lineup With This New Trailer

Get Excited for Xbox One's 2016 Lineup With This New Trailer

Just the beginning...

An explosive new trailer from team Xbox has just hit the web that highlights some of 2016's most anticipated games while also singing the praises of last years' heavy hitters. The trailer proudly proclaims that "Xbox One is the only system with every top ten best-selling console game and the biggest blockbusters of 2015",...

News: ReCore Delayed But Still Arriving in 2016

ReCore Delayed But Still Arriving in 2016

A Windows 10 PC version also announced

ReCore will miss its initial Spring 2016 release window and will now settle for a release sometime during the "latter half of 2016," announced Microsoft. Microsoft is publishing the action-adventure console exclusive and explained that both Comcept and Armature studios need the extra time to "ensure we provide...

News: Microsoft's Own Cloud Tech Could One Day Power PS4 Exclusives

Microsoft's Own Cloud Tech Could One Day Power PS4 Exclusives

Or any game for that matter

Microsoft's Azure cloud-based technology -- last seen powering Crackdown 3 at Gamescom 2015 -- is apparently open to all developers and platforms, including competing consoles like the PS4. This information came from Xbox boss Phil Spencer during a conversation he had with a concerned Titanfall fan on Twitter. When asked...

News: Microsoft Is Holding Another Huge Xbox Live Game Sale Later This Month

Microsoft Is Holding Another Huge Xbox Live Game Sale Later This Month

Will have over 200 deals

It just wouldn't be Christmas without massive discounts across the Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital stores. Microsoft has begun promoting such a thing on its official Xbox website that will kick off on December 22nd and run through until January 7th, 2016. It's called the "Countdown" sale and — according to Microsoft —...

News: Microsoft: Xbox 2016 Line-Up "Big, If Not Bigger" Than 2015

Microsoft: Xbox 2016 Line-Up "Big, If Not Bigger" Than 2015

Best Still To Come?

The nights are drawing in, the holiday season is officially upon us and Microsoft are confident that they still have plenty of titles on the horizon, citing once again that this holiday's lineup is "the greatest games lineup in Xbox history." Speaking at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference this week, marketing executives...

News: Shenmue 3 Could Be Coming to Xbox One As Well

Shenmue 3 Could Be Coming to Xbox One As Well

Probably not for awhile though

Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki has teased that Shenmue 3 might be coming to Xbox One after all. In an exclusive interview with Dual Shockers, Yu Suzuki was asked whether Microsoft has reached out this past year about Shenmue 3 appearing on Xbox One, to which he slyly replies: "I'll let you use your imagination on this one...

News: September NPD: NBA 2K16 and Madden NFL 16 Reign Supreme While Hardware Sales Drop

September NPD: NBA 2K16 and Madden NFL 16 Reign Supreme While Hardware Sales Drop

Where is Forza Motorsport 6?

Despite "strong momentum" in sales, the Xbox One failed to topple the PS4 as the best-selling console in the US in September, according to the NPD Group. "Xbox One continued to see strong momentum in September on the heels of Forza Motorsport 6 and EA Sports FIFA 16, with solid year-over-year growth in console sales...