Microsoft Game Studios News


Age of Empires Online adding Babylon, another booster

By Steve Watts, Aug 09, 2012 2:45pm PDT

Age of Empires Online is adding a Babylonian civilization and the Fertile Crescent booster pack later this month.


"And by buy them, I meant with MS points before they converted the currency and tech tree systems."

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Deadlight review

By Steve Watts, Jul 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Our review of the post-apocalyptic survival-horror platformer Deadlight, part of Microsoft's "Summer of Arcade."


"Nice review. I think this is why I like to read several reviews before deciding. The other ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment coming March 19

By John Keefer, Jul 13, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Gears of War: Judgment will be coming out March 19 of next year.


"Great, prequel to the original chest-high wall, so excited!! Zzzzz"

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Halo 4 getting 50 episodic missions, more

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2012 9:00am PDT

A Microsoft site designed to update retailers on its games has revealed plenty of new details about Halo 4.


"I was already super hyped after listening to the halo books and seeing Halo 4 at E3 but this ..."

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SmartGlass to be supported in all Microsoft first-party titles

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2012 9:00am PDT

SmartGlass will be incorporated into all Microsoft first-party games going forward after the functionality is launched, according to Microsoft Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer.


"Im still in college and im not that far either. Im thinking what im going to do, currently it's ..."

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Halo 4 Limited Edition, 'Infinity' multiplayer unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, May 16, 2012 9:45am PDT

Halo 4's multiplayer side is wrapped up in an "experience" set about the starship UNSC Infinity, Microsoft revealed today, also announcing the FPS's $100 Limited Edition. Yes, only the Limited Edition, as there will be no Legendary Edition this time. Sorry, helmet fans.


"Gears was 3, as for Halo I've read some of the books and frankly there's so much I woild rather ..."

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Puzzling Halo 4 cover pieced together through emails

By John Keefer, May 15, 2012 4:15pm PDT

Fans of the Halo franchise got emails from Microsoft offering them a piece of the Halo 4 puzzle. The result was the cover of the new game.


"Halo Aniversary terminals hinted at the greatest rival of the forerunners who knew how to cure ..."

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Joy Ride Turbo announced for Xbox Live Arcade

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2012 12:30pm PDT

BigPark is making another Joy Ride title, this one without Kinect. Joy Ride Turbo is set to launch in the coming weeks.


Conan gives Halo 4 the late-nite treatment

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 18, 2012 10:45am PDT

A tiny smidgen of Halo 4 footage hit Conan O'Brien's late show last night.


Halo 4 release coming Nov. 6

By John Keefer, Apr 17, 2012 9:00am PDT

Microsoft announces Nov. 6 as the release date for the next installment in the Halo series.


"Same here, I'd love to see the whole Halo series ported to PC, if I remember, Halo 1 and 2 were ..."

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Halo 4 getting Spartan Ops mode, losing Firefight

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 09, 2012 12:45pm PDT

New details about Halo 4's multiplayer components revealed in the upcoming issue of Game Informer indicate the introduction of a Spec-Ops-like mode called Spartan Ops, the removal of the Firefight game mode, and more.


"Boy, all these CoD'like additions sure do sound like they'll be great additions to a game where ..."

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Bungie transitions Halo to 343, shares stats

By John Keefer, Apr 02, 2012 11:30am PDT

Bungie finally transitioned the Halo franchise to 343 Industries, but not before sharing a tremendous amount of stats about the series.


Dungeon Fighter Live trailer reveals XBLA-bound title in action

By Xav de Matos, Jan 19, 2012 6:30pm PST

The first trailer for the Xbox Live Arcade version of Dungeon Fighter Online, which is set to launch "later this year."


"I find it interesting that none of the more recent (as in: last few years) content or characters ..."

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Haunt for Kinect priced and dated

By Steve Watts, Jan 13, 2012 7:30am PST

Haunt will hit Xbox Live Arcade on January 18, for $10, developer NanaOn-Sha has announced.


"I laughed like a crazy person when I chainsawed a bunch of zombies in Rise...but then just ..."

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Haunt developers inspired by Tim Schafer's GDC speech

By Steve Watts, Dec 29, 2011 8:00am PST

NanaOn-Sha's Masaya Matsuura and Dewi Tanner talk about how they brought Tim Schafer into the fold to voice Haunt's main character.