Microsoft News


Exclusive PUBG Cosmetics Revealed For Xbox One Launch

By Charles Singletary, Dec 06, 2017 8:10am PST

The Warrior pack will be the first of three limited edition and exclusive cosmetic packs put out in celebration of the launch on Xbox One.


No Bundles of Joy For Xbox One Xmas

By Charles Singletary, Nov 13, 2017 11:25am PST

Microsoft confirms that, If you want the most powerful console on the market, you're going to have to pay full price.


The Rock Surprises Make-A-Wish Kids with Custom Brahma Bull Xbox One X Consoles

By Asif Khan, Nov 01, 2017 7:00pm PDT

We love the smell of what The Rock is cooking.


"Dropping The People's Elbow on rare console collectors LOL. Well played, Asif."

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Spy No More: Microsoft Ends Kinect Manufacture

By Charles Singletary, Oct 25, 2017 8:45am PDT

The device's core hardware lives on through Microsoft Hololens.


Microsoft, NFL Partner to Bring NFL to VR Headsets

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 09, 2017 10:35am PDT

Experience the hits, sounds, and disrespect of the flag in VR!


"They should work on bringing it to my TV without it costing 300 bucks a season first. "

- xxiv see all 3 comments

RIP Windows Phone: 2010-2017

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 09, 2017 10:05am PDT

The boys at Redmond are taking the mobile platform out behind the shed.


"agreed, it is the best UI still... just couldn't get the app support it needed :( "

- megreedy see all 38 comments

Microsoft Buys AltspaceVR, Just Months After the VR Hangout Nearly Shuttered

By Charles Singletary, Oct 03, 2017 2:40pm PDT

It seems like Microsoft was one of the big companies AltspaceVR started conversations with when the social app was nearly shut down.


Windows Mixed Reality Launches in Two Weeks with Halo Experience, SteamVR Support

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 03, 2017 12:10pm PDT

Microsoft's VR headsets are about to become a Mixed Reality in mid-October, with a free Halo experience and SteamVR support also set to be available on launch day.


"the samsung headset looks nice ..."

- jabuck see all 3 comments

PlayerUnknown Talks PUBG 1.0, Xbox, DJing, and Updates at TGS 2017 Interview

By Asif Khan, Sep 27, 2017 10:00am PDT

Shacknews chatted with PlayerUnknown, Brendan Greene, about the future of PUBG and how he is handling the games's massive success at Tokyo Game Show 2017.


"Haha. Dnagenomes fantastic driving skills on display! Good interview. Need Shackers shirts! "

- Kojak2000 see all 39 comments

Minecraft 'Better Together' Update Live on Most Platforms

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2017 12:25pm PDT

Stand up and cheer for the long-awaited Minecraft Better Together update, which is now live! (Not you, Switch owners. Take a seat, you might be waiting a while.)


Forza Motorsport 7 Demo is a 4K Marvel

By Chris Jarrard, Sep 19, 2017 4:55pm PDT

Microsoft and Turn 10’s new driving simulator demo is now live on the Windows Store.


"i enjoyed the xbone demo, it took me a bit to figure out the gt2's handling tho"

- Dravenport see all 15 comments

Microsoft Reaffirms Interest in Enabling Crossplay For Multiplayer Online Games

By Jason Venter, Sep 07, 2017 11:50am PDT

Microsoft is ready to talk to companies like Nintendo and Valve if they want to enable gamers to play multi-platform games as a group.


"I reaffirm my interest in having sex with Scarlett Johansson. "

- FirstPersonCooter see all 3 comments

Microsoft Makes Minecraft, Halo and More a Mixed Reality

By Charles Singletary, Aug 28, 2017 1:15pm PDT

Some of VR's greatest entertainment and gaming hits will also be coming the newly announce immersive headsets.


Microsoft Announces $399 VR Headset Bundle, Available This October

By Charles Singletary, Aug 28, 2017 10:15am PDT

The company will have a collection of VR bundles from HP, Lenovo, Dell, and Acer with built-in tracking and the option to run at 60fps or 90fps depending on the PCs they're connected to.


"Because hololens maps to a room with cameras right? I guess they could do the same thing with ..."

- boarder2 see all 20 comments

Forza 5 and Oxenfree Headline September Xbox Games With Gold

By Charles Singletary, Aug 24, 2017 11:15am PDT

Battlefield 3 and Hydro Thunder Hurricane round out the month's selection.