Microsoft News

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...

News: Microsoft Now Accepts Virtual Currency

Microsoft Now Accepts Virtual Currency

Microsoft now takes bitcoins

Have you got bitcoins just sitting pretty on an account and no idea what to do with them? Well, if your game library needs updating, Microsoft now accepts bitcoins as payment. The service is so far limited to adding money to a Microsoft account; not purchasing games and services directly. But once the money is on...

News: Sunset Overdrive's The Mystery of Mooil Rig DLC Out December 23rd

Sunset Overdrive's The Mystery of Mooil Rig DLC Out December 23rd

The first major single player add-on has been revealed

Players will soon have another reason to jump back into the world of Sunset Overdrive. Developer Insomniac Games announced the details of the first story based DLC today over on their site. The DLC takes place on an all new area - a floating oil rig - that is off the shore of Sunset City...

News: Star Wars Classic Skin Pack Now Available For Minecraft

Star Wars Classic Skin Pack Now Available For Minecraft

Bossk is included although no word on his segway

Disney, Lucasfilm and Microsoft have teamed up to bring Star Wars to Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners of Minecraft. Publisher Microsoft announced today that Star Wars DLC would be coming exclusively to both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Minecraft. The first of several DLC packs is out today in...

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...