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News: You Can Now Build Your Xbox One Collection Right From Your Xbox 360

You Can Now Build Your Xbox One Collection Right From Your Xbox 360

Never miss a Games With Gold freebie again

If you'd like to grab the free Games With Gold games on Xbox One but don't yet own the console, Microsoft has just launched a solution for you. Starting today, Gold members can now add Xbox One games to their digital game library directly from their Xbox 360 console. There is a short clip from Major Nelson...

News: Deals! The Microsoft Store is Selling Gold Memberships for $40

Deals! The Microsoft Store is Selling Gold Memberships for $40

Need to renew?

If your Xbox Live Gold subscription is close to expiring and you're looking for a good deal, then look no further than the Microsoft Store website. For a limited time only, you can save $20 and snag a 12 month Xbox Live code for only $39.99. The standard $59.99 price was already a great value, which broke down to $5/month. The sale...

News: Phantom Dust Reboot Developer Shut Down By Microsoft

Phantom Dust Reboot Developer Shut Down By Microsoft

Game hasn't been cancelled

Darkside Games — the indie studio behind the cult classic reboot of Phantom Dust — has severed ties with Microsoft, resulting in an immediate shut down. According to a report from Kotaku, Darkside Games closed their doors because Microsoft supposedly cancelled their game. Microsoft, on the other hand, is saying the...

News: Rise of the Tomb Raider on 360 Not Being Developed By Crystal Dynamics

Rise of the Tomb Raider on 360 Not Being Developed By Crystal Dynamics

Passing the reigns to outside studio

The upcoming anticipated sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will release on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 but developer Crystal Dynamics will only be in charge of the former. The last-gen version has been passed to Nixxes Software, while Crystal Dynamics will remain focused on bringing Lara to Microsoft's latest...

News: Microsoft Ships 6.6 Million Xbox Consoles Over the Holiday Season

Microsoft Ships 6.6 Million Xbox Consoles Over the Holiday Season

Xbox sales down from last year

Imbedded in their Q2 earnings statement today, Microsoft has revealed that it shipped 6.6 million Xbox consoles during the holiday season while making a revenue of $26.5 billion and a net income of $5.86 billion. While revenue was indeed up for the Redmond-based company, Xbox sales were, in fact, down from last years'...

News: Phil Spencer: Commited To Console

Phil Spencer: Commited To Console

The big boss speaks, we listen.

Lions, tigers, and holograms? Oh my! After last week's Windows 10 press conference in Redmond, many were left with a new impression (be it positive, or otherwise) of Microsoft's plan going forward. Amongst holographic headsets, mobile functionality, and gigantic Surfaces for the workplace, Phil Spencer took to the...

News: New Killer Instinct Trailer Shows Off Omen, Teases Golem

New Killer Instinct Trailer Shows Off Omen, Teases Golem

So Godlike

Developer Iron Galaxy has put out a new trailer for Killer Instinct's upcoming downloadable fighter. Omen, who was announced earlier this month, will be exclusive (and free) to owners of Season Two. Players that have the Ultra Ediiton of Killer Instinct Season Two will be able to download the new character on January 30th, while those...

News: Microsoft is Also Looking At Streaming From the PC to the Xbox One

Microsoft is Also Looking At Streaming From the PC to the Xbox One

"it's something that we're really looking at"

During yesterday's Windows 10 event, Microsoft showed and confirmed that Xbox One games could be streamed to a Windows 10 PC or tablet over the same Wi-Fi network. But what about the other way around? It would seem that Microsoft is, in fact, looking into this functionality. Following the event...

News: Fable Legends Supports Cross-Play With New Windows 10 Version

Fable Legends Supports Cross-Play With New Windows 10 Version

Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers get to play together

It was announced today at Microsoft's Windows 10 Event that Fable Legends is heading to Windows 10 PC and that it will be cross-compatible with the Xbox One version. Phil Spencer hit the stage to show how someone playing the game on Windows 10 can instantly and seamlessly jump in on someone's Xbox...

News: Phantom Dust Will Feature A 30 Hour Long Campaign

Phantom Dust Will Feature A 30 Hour Long Campaign

Killer Instinct's pricing model may be used

One of the biggest surprises to come out of Microsoft's 2014 E3 Press Conference was that Phantom Dust, a 2005 Xbox release, would be receiving a remake. New details on the card action game have been revealed courtesy of Microsoft Studios' Creative Director Ken Lobb. Ken was very open in talking about...

News: Microsoft Forms New Xbox Team Focused on Kinect

Microsoft Forms New Xbox Team Focused on Kinect

Kinect may not be dead after all

A new development team within the Xbox Division has been recently formed, according to a new job posting on the Microsoft Careers page. The job is for a new Senior Software Development Engineer, who will work closely with a team whose purpose is to "to push the envelope of today’s and tomorrow’s technology." The...

News: Killer Instinct Season 2 Owners Will Receive Bonus Character Omen

Killer Instinct Season 2 Owners Will Receive Bonus Character Omen

The Herald of Gargos has emerged from Shadow Jago

Owners of Killer Instinct Season Two will gain access to an exclusive bonus character. Microsoft Studios has announced that Omen, the Herald of Gargos, will be added to Killer Instinct in the upcoming weeks. Omen is considered to be a bonus character which means he is not one of the eight...

Review: Kalimba (Xbox One)

Kalimba (Xbox One)

Two Is Better Than One

Developer Press Play has a track record of consistently creating interesting platformers that allow players to experience inventive mechanics. In Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, they allowed players to wield a magic marker to interact with the game's levels, for example. They continues with their trend of crafting well-made...