“Crackdown 3” will be released on Xbox One and Windows 10 on February 15th. Microsoft first announced “Crackdown 3” in July 2014, and later revealed that Terry Crews would star as the lead protagonist. After a lengthy development cycle, “Crackdown 3” feels somewhat dated; but the core game is still […]
It’s just weeks into the new year and we’re already waist-deep in major new games. February kicked off with the surprise announcement-slash-launch of the excellent “Apex Legends” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game’s already a breakaway hit, with over 10 million players. Several other blockbuster titles are […]
With the Xbox Game Pass subscription, you get access to hundreds of games for a single low price – forget about buying games for $US60 apiece. Trying Xbox Game Pass is incredibly inexpensive and easy: Just $US1 gets you the first month, and it’s $US10 per month after that. Game […]
While you were out picking apples and making Thanksgiving plans this past weekend, Microsoft’s Xbox group was in Mexico City dropping a bunch of major announcements. What kind of announcements? We’re talking about major game release dates (“Crackdown 3” is coming in February), major additions to Microsoft’s killer Game Pass […]
Forget about the rest of the year – the biggest Xbox One game of 2018 just arrived: “Forza Horizon 4” is now available. Like “Forza Horizon 3” before it, “Forza Horizon 4” sets a new standard in the racing genre. It’s more attractive than the last game, it’s got a […]
With over 150 million copies sold, and over 90 million monthly active players, “Minecraft” continues to dominate. Microsoft paid $US2.5 billion for “Minecraft” back in 2014, and the game has grown tremendously since then. Microsoft is looking to expand the universe of “Minecraft” with new games – and even announced […]
The next PlayStation and Xbox consoles are still years away, according to Sony and Microsoft, yet chatter around new consoles has already begun. Crazier still, several new games announced this week are headed to so-called “next-generation” game consoles. And we’re talking big games, like the long-anticipated followup to “The Elder […]
Microsoft has something special with “Sea of Thieves,” a crazy new game you can play only on Xbox One and PC. You could pay $US60 for the game, and that would be perfectly reasonable – but there’s a much less expensive way to play it: the Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft’s […]
When it comes to big games on the Xbox One – which is to say, games that aren’t available on the PlayStation 4 – the list is pretty short. This week’s launch of “Sea of Thieves” is an outsized addition to that list. Over 20 years after Rare created classics […]
Microsoft made a major move toward Netflix-style subscriptions for Xbox games this week. The move is the latest of several ambitious additions to the Xbox One platform. Business Insider spoke with Xbox lead Phil Spencer about the latest changes in a phone interview this week. Spencer hints that Xbox Game […]
Microsoft has a Netflix-style service for gaming on the Xbox platform, and it’s getting a major update. The six-month old service will get new games at the same time as launch in the future, starting with “Sea of Thieves” in March. Microsoft says all upcoming games published by Microsoft will […]
Microsoft-owned “Minecraft” continues to be a massive success. The monthly player count is at 74 million, an increase of nearly 20 million players across 2017. Nearly 150 million copies of the game have sold – a staggering sales number for any single video game. “Minecraft” continues to be one of […]
Microsoft has appointed “Minecraft” leader Matt Booty to new corporate VP of Microsoft Studios, the firm’s internal group overseeing gaming for Xbox, PC, and mobile. He will report directly to Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s highest-ranking executive of its gaming efforts, who himself reports to CEO Satya Nadella. Booty’s job will be […]
The long-running third-person action RPG series “Fable” is making a return on Xbox, according to a new report. The franchise has been on hiatus since “Fable 3,” which launched to middling reviews in 2010. The new entry is said to be in production at Playground Games, a UK-based development studio […]
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