Gears of War: Bought by Microsoft, New Game in Development

Gears of War has been a popular third-person shooter series since the first game was released in 2006 for Xbox 360. It dealt with humankind’s struggle against the alien Locust Horde on the planet Sera. Since then, three sequels have followed. The last game to be released was Gears of War: Judgment in 2013. The … Read more

Next Windows to unite desktop, mobile and Xbox One OS

The name of the next major release for the Windows operating system is apparently “Theshold” and with it, the underlying software powering Windows PCs, Windows phones (mobile) and Xbox Ones (gaming) will be unified further and more tightly integrated. What this more for us gamers, or more specifically us Xbox One gamers, is that we … Read more

Microsoft clarifies Skype & Upload Studio bans for profanity

You might have come across some recent rumors (probably on Reddit) that Microsoft could ban you for swearing while doing a voice over (for example) in the Xbox One’s video Upload Studio. Other reports have suggested that even saying a swear word during a Skype session will cause Microsoft to get the ban hammer out. … Read more

Xbox One launch titles receive early ratings from app users

Microsoft has released its SmartGlass app for Windows phones and many gamers who (somehow) managed to get their hands on a Xbox One console early are using it to post early ratings of games like Assassin’s Creed IV, Forza 5 and Call of Duty: Ghosts. Of course once the review embargos are lifted on the … Read more

Microsoft working on backwards compatibility solution

We all know that Sony is implementing a form of backwards compatibility in the PS4 by way of its Gaikai service, which will basically let you stream PS3 games down to your PS4 and play them that way. To be clear there will be no hardware based backwards compatibility. So what’s Microsoft going to do? … Read more

Microsoft to support Xbox One for over ten years

Speaking at the Eurogamer Expo not only did Phil Harrison say that use of the Xbox One and its cloud capabilities could potentially improve graphics on the console, but that Microsoft plans to support its next-generation gaming device for more than ten years. Harrison said that the launch of the console on November 22 will … Read more

Microsoft: Xbox One vs PS4 performance difference not that great

Albert Penello, Microsoft Director of Product Planning, new “go-to-guy” for Xbox One info, and someone who we think is doing a helluva lot better job at promoting the X1 than Don Mattrick, has been posting in the NeoGAF forums of late. In fact it seems Penello has been a member for quite a while (being … Read more