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Forza Horizon 3 expansion Blizzard Mountain coming next month

By John Keefer, Nov 28, 2016 10:06am PST

Put the snow tires on and dress warm with seven new vehicles.


"It's a CPU bottleneck it seems... my GPU isn't anywhere close to 100% anywhere in that game. ..."

- Shadowdane see all 7 comments

Microsoft announces minimum specs for its Windows 10 VR headsets

By David Craddock, Nov 23, 2016 3:45pm PST

The company's VR HMDs come with requirements separate from those of established devices like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. 


"As an old man gamer that started with PONG with RF adapter, I recently tried VR for the first ..."

- kingmofo see all 12 comments

Xbox boss Phil Spencer 'would love to see Mario on Xbox'

By David Craddock, Nov 23, 2016 1:24pm PST

Microsoft and Nintendo worked together on Minecraft for Wii U, and Spencer hopes to carry that collaboration even further.


"Yeah. The remake 5-6 years ago did not do it for me. So much of it was on rails; keep your CoD ..."

- David Craddock see all 6 comments

Minecraft update 1.11 now available for PC and Mac

By Daniel Perez, Nov 16, 2016 8:23am PST

Minecraft: The Exploration Update 1.11 is now available to download on both PC and Mac.


343 Industries teases Halo 5's next DLC in new video

By Daniel Perez, Nov 16, 2016 7:55am PST

343 Industries has started teasing the next piece of DLC coming to Halo 5: Guardians, which may include a return of an old favorite weapon.


Microsoft will announce Visual Studio for Mac at its Connect event

By David Craddock, Nov 15, 2016 3:45pm PST

Bringing its development environment to Apple computers highlights Microsoft's shifting focus to cloud-based software.


"I don't think it's that much. Visual Studio Mac was (mostly) picked up with the Xamarin ..."

- Danny5225 see all 29 comments

Microsoft released the original Xbox 15 years ago today

By David Craddock, Nov 15, 2016 12:25pm PST

Halo, Forza, and other franchises owe their success to Microsoft's inaugural entry in the console space. 


"Dude, that is a list of some top quality xbox gaming. Sign me up! Fucking love some Def Jam, KFC ..."

- nodebug see all 19 comments

Terraria, Forza 6 among Xbox's Games with Gold this week

By John Keefer, Nov 15, 2016 8:50am PST

Today is also the last day for the sale on The Escapists and The Secret of Monkey Island. 


"Farming Simulator and Professional Farmer 2017 on sale! What more could I ask for?"

- Old School Jimmy see all 2 comments

Xbox One adds Skate 3 to its backwards compatibility list

By Daniel Perez, Nov 11, 2016 7:42am PST

One of the most popular skating games of the last console generation is now available to play on the Xbox One via its backwards compatibility feature.


"From what everyone has said it's some vm emulator thing. I don't truly know and probably won't ..."

- Redwall45 see all 8 comments

Xbox One's Holiday Update begins rolling out today

By Daniel Perez, Nov 10, 2016 7:18am PST

Clubs, Looking for Group, Group Messaging, and more are now available on Xbox One today.


"Sweet! Hopefully tho will help me find cool, funny people to play with wo actually use the mic!"

- jodiuh see all 11 comments

Mass Effect 2 and 3 are now backward compatible on Xbox One

By John Keefer, Nov 07, 2016 9:35am PST

Ya gotta love N7 Day for all the Mass Effect news. 


"This is my next play through too. I was a male paragon the only time i played all three games."

- Tezcali see all 6 comments

Forza Horizon 3 PC demo now available on Windows 10 Store

By Daniel Perez, Nov 04, 2016 8:53am PDT

If the need for speed is strong this weekend, head on over to the Windows 10 Store as a demo for Forza Horizon 3 is now available.


"yah i played the Demo on the XB1.. i thought they did a good job as far as content goes. "

- Shadowdane see all 17 comments

Gears of War 4 adds hip-hoppers Killer Mike and EL-P as DLC characters

By John Keefer, Nov 01, 2016 9:23am PDT

Run the Jewels Air Drop is available today


Gears of War 4 servers going down for maintenance ahead of its first Title Update

By Daniel Perez, Nov 01, 2016 3:00am PDT

The first Title Update for Gears of War 4 is coming today, but before we can enjoy the fruits of The Coalition's labor, we're going to have to try to get through some server downtime.


Gears of War 4's first Title Update coming November 1; Gnasher and Hammerburst getting nerfed

By Daniel Perez, Oct 28, 2016 6:50pm PDT

There's a lot coming to Gears of War 4's first Title Update, although we can't help but look to the future as PC Crossplay is coming soon!