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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...

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...