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News: Some Day One Purchasers Of Xbox One To Get Free Limbo On Release

Some Day One Purchasers Of Xbox One To Get Free Limbo On Release

Let the birthday celebrations continue!

Those bold ones who have supported the Xbox One since day one — who laid down their hard earned cash and subsequently unlocked the mega prestigious achievement — it appears that you may be gifted on this first year anniversary of the launch! Bless your loyal souls. Microsoft have today sent out e-mails...

News: Lara Croft Raids This Week's Deals With Gold

Lara Croft Raids This Week's Deals With Gold

Legendary adventures for low prices

What's better than raiding tombs with Lara Croft? Raiding tombs with Lara Croft at a fraction of the price. Thanks to this week's Deals With Gold, it looks as if every Tomb Raider game released for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One has received a substantial discount on the digital marketplace. If you aren't up to date...

News: Halo 5's Multiplayer Beta Detailed

Halo 5's Multiplayer Beta Detailed

You can teach an old Spartan new tricks

Fans who purchased Halo: The Master Chief Collection to relive the series' past will be able to get a glimpse of the future between December 29th and January 18th with the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. This three-week period should give fans enough time to get accustomed to the many new changes coming to...

News: Microsoft Sending Select Sunset Overdrive Bundle Owners Another Free Game

Microsoft Sending Select Sunset Overdrive Bundle Owners Another Free Game

Well, that was unexpected.

It's being reported by some purchasers of the white Sunset Overdrive special edition bundle, that they're getting a surprise message direct from Microsoft. The company appears to be doling out a free extra game code to select owners of the new system. In the reports that we've seen, the game is a digital copy of Ryse: Son...

News: Xbox Entertainment Studios Is No More

Xbox Entertainment Studios Is No More

It could've been good, it could've been great

A couple months ago we reported on job cuts and a potential buyout of the Xbox Entertainment Studios division of Microsoft by Warner Brothers. This division is responsible for the oversight of various upcoming pieces of digital entertainment like Halo: Nightfall, a Halo television series produced by...

News: Could Rumoured Microsoft Smartwatch Work with Xbox One?

Could Rumoured Microsoft Smartwatch Work with Xbox One?

We shall soon see, apparently...

Microsoft are apparently incredibly close to unveiling a new smartwatch that will more closely resemble a fitness band than a standard timepiece, sources are claiming. There's very little known about the device as yet, but Forbes and other sources are claiming that the new toy will work with "multiple devices." We'd...

News: Microsoft Shows Illumiroom 2.0 - "RoomAlive"

Microsoft Shows Illumiroom 2.0 - "RoomAlive"

Makes holodecks a step closer to reality!

The last time we heard about Illumiroom, Microsoft's augmented reality projector technology, it was unfortunately deemed too expensive for commercial use. Now, the boffins at Microsoft's research division are back with a refined 2.0 prototype of Illumiroom, called "RoomAlive". Using pro-cam units consisting...

News: Hackers Charged for Breaching Microsoft

Hackers Charged for Breaching Microsoft

Getting ready to do some time...

Four hackers have been arrested and charged for breaching Microsoft, Valve and even the US military. According to the US Department of Justice, the hackers attacked and breached the secure computer systems of Microsoft, Valve, Epic Games and Zombie Studios. Once inside, the hackers stole code for Call of Duty:...

News: Microsoft Delays Xbox One Launch in China to "End of This Year"

Microsoft Delays Xbox One Launch in China to "End of This Year"

Last-minute bad news

Gamers in China hoping to pick up an Xbox One this month will now have to wait even longer. Microsoft has confirmed that “despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need more a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible for our fans in China.” The console was slated to release on Sept 23rd but is now...

News: Spencer: Microsoft's Buyout of Mojang Won't Affect YouTubers

Spencer: Microsoft's Buyout of Mojang Won't Affect YouTubers

Build 'em high!

Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer has laid to rest concerns that Microsoft's acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang will affect people who publish YouTube videos of the game for fun or profit. The concerns quickly came to light once the deal announcement was made, with prominent YouTubers making it clear that they were concerned that...

TGS 2014: D4 Arrives on Xbox One This Friday

D4 Arrives on Xbox One This Friday

Surprise announcement

Well this one sort of came out of nowhere. D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die — the next game from Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro — is coming exclusively to Xbox One this Friday, September 19th as a digital download for $14.99. Microsoft made the announcement at TGS and confirmed the game's episodic...

News: 343 Industries is Thinking of Remastering Halo Reach and ODST for Xbox One

343 Industries is Thinking of Remastering Halo Reach and ODST for Xbox One

Not out of the question

The Halo: Master Chief Collection is less than two months away from release and many of us agree that having updated versions of Halo's 1 through 4 in one compilation is one of the best deals ever in gaming. But what about those other Halo games? Why wasn't Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach included in the set, and is it possible...

News: Microsoft Issues Xbox Live Sign-in and Multiplayer Service Alert Over Weekend

Microsoft Issues Xbox Live Sign-in and Multiplayer Service Alert Over Weekend

Hopefully resolved

Over the weeked, Microsoft issued a service alert when Xbox One and mobile users were experiencing issues signing into Xbox Live, while 360 users were having trouble “Joining other Xbox Live members in online games." Though it appears the Xbox One sign-in issues have been addressed, 360 owners continue to have problems with...

News: No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

Play it loud

Is your Xbox One making a lot of noise? Particularly a loud whirring sound each time you're on the dashboard? If so, Microsoft has pledged to replace the unit for a new one. Most likely spurred by the Xbox One now available in 29 new countries, an Xbox Support forum thread has gained enough entries from concerned console owners about...

News: Minecraft Won't Become Xbox Exclusive If Buyout Is Completed, Claim Sources

Minecraft Won't Become Xbox Exclusive If Buyout Is Completed, Claim Sources

No blocks coming

Yesterday we learned that Microsoft may be looking to buy Minecraft creator Mojang AB in a $2 billion dollar deal. Instantly, that gave owners of Minecraft on non-Xbox platforms reason to worry. Would Microsoft do something as heinous as ripping the PlayStation versions of the game from sale, or stop providing support for gamers...

Rumour: Microsoft To Purchase Minecraft Maker Mojang AB in $2 Billion Deal

Microsoft To Purchase Minecraft Maker Mojang AB in $2 Billion Deal

There are no words

This is a big one, and no mistake. The usually-reliable Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft are in the advanced stages of talks to purchase Minecraft maker Mojang AB, in a deal said to be worth two billion dollars. Neither company would speak to the Journal regarding the rumour, but the publication is reporting that...