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News: Microsoft Confirms Gamescom 2015 Conference for August 4th

Microsoft Confirms Gamescom 2015 Conference for August 4th

Come see the details

Microsoft has locked in its Xbox Gamescom briefing for Tuesday, August 4th at 10:00a ET/7:00a PT, where exclusive titles like Scalebound, Crackdown, and Quantum Break will make new appearances after being absent from E3 this year. Interested fans can watch the conference on their Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles, Xbox.com, or...

E3 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider Uncovers November Release Date

Rise of the Tomb Raider Uncovers November Release Date

Going head-to-head with Fallout 4

Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to Lara Croft's 2013 reboot, will release on November 10th for Xbox One. It is unclear if the Xbox 360 version will also be released on that day. Crystal Dynamics revealed the release date immediately after the world premiere footage at Microsoft's E3 stage. November 10th just so...

E3 2015: The New Xbox One Elite Controller Improves Upon Greatness

The New Xbox One Elite Controller Improves Upon Greatness

For the elite gamer

Considered to be one of the bigger surprises today, Microsoft revealed a brand new Xbox One controller at its E3 conference. It's called the The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller and it was described by Phil Spencer as being "an elite controller for the elite gamer." The current Xbox One controller is pretty much perfect, but...

E3 2015: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Is Official and It's Coming Soon

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Is Official and It's Coming Soon

Get in on the open beta today

Developer The Coalition -- formerly Black Tusk Studios -- hit the E3 stage today to confirm the existence of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, a remastered version of the 2006 Xbox 360 hit. A week-long open beta for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will begin today for players to jump in and experience the multiplayer mode...

Talking Point: How Can Microsoft Ensure Its E3 Media Briefing Is a Success?

How Can Microsoft Ensure Its E3 Media Briefing Is a Success?

pX gon' give E3 strategies to ya

Ever since Phil Spencer took over as head of the Xbox division, we get the sense that Microsoft has been doing everything it possibly can to turn the Xbox One into the best console it can be. The good news is, the breadth of these efforts are starting to pay off: In April, the Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 in...

News: Halo 5: Guardians to Receive New Maps Post-Launch...For Free

Halo 5: Guardians to Receive New Maps Post-Launch...For Free

No reason to separate the community

For most first-person shooters these days, it isn't uncommon for them to receive new downloadable multiplayer maps after launch. In order to play these new maps, gamers will need to shell out the cash for them -- usually through a season pass or individual purchase. For Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Studios will break...

News: Massive Chalice Lead's the Way In June's Games With Gold

Massive Chalice Lead's the Way In June's Games With Gold

Three new games for the taking

As the month begins to dwindle down, people have been asking what next month's Games with Gold offerings will be. Well, there's no need to ponder anymore as Microsoft has unveiled today what games Xbox Live Gold members can snag for free in June for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Over on Xbox One, players can download Massive...

News: New Xbox 360 Update Adds Support for Larger Hard Drives and More

New Xbox 360 Update Adds Support for Larger Hard Drives and More

2TB drives are now allowed

Microsoft has pushed out a new system update for the Xbox 360 today that implements a number of new features that should keep last-gen owners happy for the time being. Ever since Microsoft launched the Xbox Feedback website, one of the most requested features on Xbox 360 is for larger external drive support. With this new...

Out Today: State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition (Xbox One)

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition (Xbox One)

Stay alive

Tuesday's here, and the first new game to hit Xbox One today is State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition. Including a remastered version of the main game, both DLC packs from the Xbox 360 edition, and a few alterations to the way things work, the game is available at a 33% discount to owners of the original. In Their Words: State of...

News: Xbox One April System Update Begins Rolling Out to Preview Members

Xbox One April System Update Begins Rolling Out to Preview Members

Chat improvements and better achievement notifications

According to Major Nelson's blog, Xbox One Preview program members should begin receiving the first of two system updates today, with the second arriving next week. The April system update brings improvements to the Party Chat app and Achievement notifications, as well as adding more game hub...

News: Conker Returns Next Month in New Episodic Series for Project Spark

Conker Returns Next Month in New Episodic Series for Project Spark

Another bad fur day?

Everyone's favourite foul-mouthed cute little squirrel, Conker, is returning to Xbox in the form of an episodic series built and playable inside Project Spark on April 23rd. Titled Conker's Big Reunion, the new ongoing episodes series — developed by Project Spark developers Team Dakota — will take place ten years after the...

News: Child Spends $4.5K in Microtransactions, Parent Wants to Sue Microsoft

Child Spends $4.5K in Microtransactions, Parent Wants to Sue Microsoft

A very expensive transfer...

An enraged parent is looking to start a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft in order to change their purchasing policy and receive compensation, after his son spent $4,500 in microtransactions on an unspecified version of EA's FIFA soccer franchise. Writing in a post on Medium, Jeremy Hillman - Director of Corporate...

News: The Remastered Version of Halo 3: ODST Looks to Be Coming along Nicely

The Remastered Version of Halo 3: ODST Looks to Be Coming along Nicely

343 Industries happy with progress

Today 343 Industries have shown new screenshots of the expansion coming to Halo the Master Chief Collection sometime in the future. These include shots of the Halo 3: ODST campaign and the Relic multiplayer map from Halo 2. As we reported back in December, early adopters will get free access to the ODST campaign as...

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...