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Forza Motorsport 5 free this weekend on Xbox One for Gold members

By Daniel Perez, Sep 03, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Are you an Xbox One owner that feels the need for speed? Then be sure to partake in this weekend's special Forza Motorsport 5 event.

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"The Ring is free DLC, whether you get that during the free weekend, I don't know."

- thecray see all 3 comments

Shack Snack: May 14, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 14, 2014 6:00am PDT

Start your mornings right with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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"I'm glad that they are not changing the conditions for keeping games from Games With Gold for ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 2 comments

Rumor: Microsoft combining music and cloud services on Xbox One

By Robert Workman, May 13, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Microsoft could be combining two of its most popular services into one entity

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"back in the day when this whole "digital distribution/service" thing was virgin, everyone was ..."

- vitek r see all 7 comments

'Xbox AB' domains registered by Microsoft

By Andrew Yoon, May 01, 2014 10:00am PDT

Microsoft has registered a pair of new Xbox-related domains: XboxAB.com and XboxAB.net. The domains were acquired just three days ago, on April 28.

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Xbox Games with Gold: Dust & Saints Row: The Third in May

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 30, 2014 9:30am PDT

Microsoft has revealed its "Games with Gold" freebies for May, and they're both quite noteworthy.

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"I was able to snag both Dust & Deadlight for free right now (even though it's May 1st)"

- alucard_x see all 13 comments

Xbox Originals pricing not yet determined

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 28, 2014 6:30am PDT

While it's entirely possible that these series could be included as part of an Xbox Live Gold subscription, Xbox Entertainment head Nancy Tellem told us that the company is "exploring the stages of whether or not it will be behind a paywall."

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"I think they're determining whether they want this as another Gold incentive or let Silver ..."

- OzzieMejia see all 14 comments

Xbox Originals lineup detailed, Gears of War & Fable TV series teased

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 28, 2014 6:00am PDT

Microsoft has a rather extensive lineup planned for its "Xbox Originals" program, including new comedies from Seth Green, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera, a soccer documentary series, and an exclusive livestream of the Bonnaroo music festival. At a preview event, Shacknews...

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"NO ONE CARES ABOUT TV SHOWS!!!! We want GAMES GAMES GAMES!!!! If I want a DVR I'll buy a Tivo, ..."

- tobalaz see all 6 comments

Game of Thrones' season 4 premiere is free on Xbox

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 08, 2014 6:30am PDT

Did you miss the season four premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones? You'll be able to catch up for free--regardless of your subscriber status--on Xbox.

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"Yeah, that pissed me off. Comcast is being really shitty about that. We bought a Roku for our ..."

- jdcope see all 9 comments

YouTube adding native support for game DVR uploads on Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 07, 2014 9:30am PDT

On Xbox One, you can record gameplay clips by saying "Xbox, Record That." And starting tomorrow, you'll be able to upload directly to YouTube.

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"I actually really liked when I was able to do stuff like this on the 360 with BLOPS. I have all ..."

- snot3353 see all 5 comments

Strike Suit Zero is first ID@Xbox game, launches tomorrow

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 07, 2014 9:00am PDT

The first game from ID@Xbox, Microsoft's indie game publishing program for Xbox One, will be available tomorrow.

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"I never had a problem with my copy. Or infinity for that matter (which is zero, without the ..."

- soundcreepy see all 6 comments

DVR controls & universal remote coming to Xbox One SmartGlass

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2014 9:30am PDT

Microsoft continues to give gamers what they want with Xbox One system updates--like "an enhanced TV watching experience."

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"because sometimes you want to do things and don't have the remote handy? And hey, while we are ..."

- Dolemite see all 19 comments

Xbox Games with Gold: Hitman Absolution & Deadlight in April

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 10:00am PDT

Microsoft has revealed its "Games with Gold" freebies for April, which will have you murdering men in the shadows and surviving the undead. Coming...

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Phil Spencer becomes new 'head of Xbox'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 9:00am PDT

It's been a rather tumultuous time at Xbox, with the recent departures of Marc Whitten and Don Mattrick from the executive team. Taking over as the new official "head of Xbox" is Phil Spencer, former VP of Microsoft Studios.

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Xbox One Reputation warnings coming this month

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2014 11:00am PDT

Microsoft has announced that starting this month, it will begin sending out warnings to those with yellow "Needs Work" marks on their Xbox One Reputation system. Further offenses will lead to a the red zone, which includes penalties.

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"Thats stupid. why penalize someone for having fun? its a GAME!? racist remarks, sexism, ..."

- radula see all 12 comments

Dozens of Xbox One indies coming via ID@Xbox

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Microsoft showcased over two dozen games at an ID@Xbox event at Game Developers Conference today. While some of these games have been previously announced for Xbox One, many of them are brand new for Microsoft's console.

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