Microsoft News


New Halo Wars 2 trailer takes a look at its story

By Daniel Perez, Jul 22, 2016 1:32pm PDT

Now we finally know what's been going on in the Spirit of Fire for the past 28 years and what kind of threat they're up against.


Gears of War 4 debuts at San Diego Comic-Con with new campaign demo

By Daniel Perez, Jul 20, 2016 7:28am PDT

You can either attend SDCC to get your chance to play the Gears of War 4 campaign demo, or you can just watch the following trailer.


Microsoft admits that Windows 10 won't hit 1 billion downloads as soon as expected

By David Craddock, Jul 18, 2016 1:20pm PDT

Unsurprisingly, Windows Phones are the bottleneck holding the OS back from wider saturation.


"With Intel exiting the mobile and low-power market it's highly unlikely we'll see the fabled ..."

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2TB Xbox One S will launch on August 2 with additional HDD options coming soon

By Daniel Perez, Jul 18, 2016 6:45am PDT

We hope you have your pre-orders in by now.


Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S bundle leaked

By Daniel Perez, Jul 13, 2016 8:10am PDT

Microsoft has a special Xbox One S bundle coming to celebrate the launch of Gears of War 4.


"My wife would definitely like my consoles to be uglier. I might have to look in to this."

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Microsoft won't hold Xbox media briefing at Gamescom 2016

By Daniel Perez, Jul 13, 2016 6:48am PDT

It appears Microsoft currenty doesn't have any more tricks up its sleeves, and instead will be holding a FanFest at the show.


Battletoads for Xbox One may have just been leaked

By Daniel Perez, Jul 11, 2016 7:22am PDT

An image of Battletoads on the Xbox Store has surfaced, giving fans high hopes that they'll be Smash Hitting their enemies soon.


"If this game is true original I have a feeling so many shack posts "this game is too hard" If ..."

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Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 sales spike on Amazon

By John Keefer, Jul 06, 2016 8:02am PDT

Backward compatibility announcement is the only answer.


"Did I miss the part in this Shack article where they talked about sales increase percentage or ..."

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Xbox avatar options will soon include wheelchairs

By John Keefer, Jul 05, 2016 9:39am PDT

Microsoft to add a new meaning of 'accessibility'.


"Hey, we got Keefer back. Maybe we'll just do the next 20 years in reverse and it'll end with ..."

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Xbox One S will upscale all games to 4K, Microsoft confirms

By Daniel Perez, Jul 05, 2016 7:00am PDT

Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One S will not only upscale games to 4K, but all games released can be enjoyed in 4K.


"My skull is pretty porous. I am not one of the delusional who wish for DOOM and Witcher 3 ..."

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Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale begins on July 5

By John Keefer, Jul 01, 2016 8:47am PDT

More than 250 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games will be 40%-60% off.


"aww i just re-bought Left 4 Dead 2 so i could play it on my Xbone"

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Play Anywhere coming in Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2

By John Keefer, Jun 29, 2016 8:43am PDT

The update will add Cortana, and improve other areas of functionality in the OS.


Get a free Xbox One if you purchase a Microsoft Surface

By John Keefer, Jun 29, 2016 7:58am PDT

It's a back to school deal, so time is limited.


"Something to consider. Places like Best Buy and gamestop often offer trade in programs and are ..."

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PSA: Halo 5: Guardians is free to play starting today

By Daniel Perez, Jun 29, 2016 7:16am PDT

Celebrate the upcoming 4th of July weekend by checking out Halo 5: Guardians for free!


Windows 10 forced upgrade costs Microsoft $10K in court

By John Keefer, Jun 28, 2016 7:08am PDT

A woman sued for lost wages and cost of a new computer after an unauthorized aborted upgrade slowed her business PC to a crawl.


"“I had never heard of Windows 10” Oh yea, sure, this guy seems legit...."

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