“Sea Of Thieves” Announces The New “Smuggler’s Fortune” Update

The next update is coming to Sea of Thieves as Rare and Microsoft have shown off the Smuggler’s Fortune update and The Pirate Emporium. You can read more details here and below along with the trailer, but the shorthand is you’re getting a new adventure and things to find. They have added a bunch of […]

Double Fine Presents Is Probably Going Away Soon

Double Fine Presents Is Probably Going Away Soon

Double Fine Productions is in a weird spot these days now being owned by Microsoft, which brings into question what they’re doing with other parts of the company. A few years ago the company started Double Fine Presents as a production wing to their efforts. But now that they have a production wing that rivals […]

"Spirit Farer" is All About Boating Your Way to the Afterlife

“Spiritfarer” is All About Boating Your Way to the Afterlife

Thunder Lotus Games’ Spiritfarer is an adorable indie title about learning to let go and move on. To the afterlife. By building new parts of a ship. No, we’re not kidding. The game’s description reads: Spiritfarer is a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the […]

Dave Batista Comes To "Gears 5" As A Multiplayer Character

Dave Bautista Comes To “Gears 5” As A Multiplayer Character

WWE fans are going to be getting a cool surprise as Dave Bautista will be stepping into Gears 5 as a multiplayer character. Microsoft has a whole a story about it on Xbox Wire, but the short version is that it came about during a promo for the game on the WWE Network. Batista has […]

Mixer Announces New Creator Program With Xbox Game Pass

Mixer Announces New Creator Program With Xbox Game Pass

Mixer has announced plans today to incorporate a new promotion to help their Partners get more money by pimping out Xbox Game Pass. You can read part of the blog below, but essentially, their latest program gives Mixer Partners a $3 kickback for getting people to sign up for Xbox Game Pass. That’s an interesting […]

Gears 5 Will Have You Earn Content Instead Of Buying It

“Gears 5” Debuts Campaign Story Trailer At Gamescom 2019

Microsoft and The Coalition brought their own trailers to Gamescom 2019 as we got a brand new look at the campaign for Gears 5. Not a lot was said or mentioned about the trailer beyond the bits and pieces we got. Not to mention not knowing how it all connects. Basically, we got a semi-story […]

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“Sea Of Thieves” Announces Monthly Update & “Dark Relics” Content

Rare announced this week some brand new updates coming to Sea Of Thieves, including a free content schedule and the introduction of Dark Relics. The company released a ton of information about their latest update here, which you can read some of it below and check out the latest trailer. But the also announced the […]

Has the Console Wars Gone Stagnant? [OPINION]

Opinion: Has The Console Wars Gone Stagnant?

Is there any place really to go left in the console war? Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo seem to do everything they can in this copycat industry. Sony and Microsoft’s consoles the PlayStation and Xbox go neck-to-neck when it comes to physical capabilities and adopting similar technology, while Nintendo’s achieved what they always wanted with the […]


“Halo”: Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, 4 More Join Showtime Series

Looks like 2021 is shaping up to be a Halo of a year for Showtime (at least give us points for the attempt), with the cable giant announcing that Natascha McElhone (Ronin), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) have been cast in lead roles for the the upcoming series based on the righteously popular Xbox video game franchise. Joining […]

"Halo: The Master Chief Collection" Will Offer A One-Time File Transfer

“Halo: The Master Chief Collection” Will Offer A One-Time File Transfer

343 Industries are offering players a chance to transfer their Halo files over to the PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection this month. To be clear about this, you’re getting a chance to move maps and game types over from Halo 3, 4, and Reach. That way all of the content you’ve created in those […]

There’s A Hidden Cortana Message In The “Halo Infinite” Trailer

Over a month after we got the first real cinematic trailer for Halo Infinite at E3, someone found a secret in the trailer that we all missed. For fans, we had been so focused on just seeing a real trailer instead of just random shots of scenery that very few of us caught a secret […]

Microsoft Reportedly Laid Off Several Content Creation Employees

Mixer Addresses Digital Safety On Their Platform In New Post

Mixer released an interesting new blog post this week in which the staff address digital safety on their platform in regards to harmful content. In recent months there has been a new wave of content that, to be blunt, if it were found on Twitch or YouTube it would have been banned immediately. But because […]

Microsoft Reveals Xbox's Plans For Gamescom 2019

Microsoft Reveals Xbox’s Plans For Gamescom 2019

Today Microsoft revealed the plans that they have in store for Gamescom 2019 as they take part in the Cologne-based gaming convention. The company will be bringing 200 gameplay stations to the booth, which will include the first public hands-on of both Minecraft Dungeons, Horde Mode in Gears 5, and a chance to try Project xCloud […]

"Psychonauts 2" Pushed Back to 2020 By Double Fine

“Psychonauts 2” Pushed Back to 2020 By Double Fine

Double Fine Productions, the folks behind the highly-anticipated Psychonauts 2, have announced that they are pushing their game back to 2020. This comes on the heels of a very celebratory E3, where Double Fine announced that they had been acquired by Microsoft. Now, is this bad news for the 24,000 or so people that backed […]

Microsoft’s “Stranger Things”-Inspired Windows 1.11 App Chock Full of Games Galore

Microsoft’s “Stranger Things 3”-Inspired Windows 1.11 App Chock Full of Games Galore

To quote comedian and actor Jimmy Durante, “Everybody wants to get inta da act!” Microsoft released their retro app Windows 1.11 in their app store to commemorate the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things. The software giant joins the likes of Burger King, Baskin-Robbins, and Coca-Cola to embrace their inner 80s with themed-promotions like the […]

Gears 5 Will Have You Earn Content Instead Of Buying It

“Gears 5” Will Do Multiplayer Technical Tests Starting July 19th

Those of you waiting to get your hands on Gears 5 are in luck, as Microsoft will be doing some multiplayer testing on the game starting July 19th. The company released details on Xbox Wire about the test, as they’re looking to work out the kinks before the game is released on September 10th, 2019. […]

Microsoft, Nintendo, & Sony Warn Trump Tariffs Will Cost Consumers More

Microsoft, Nintendo, & Sony Warn Trump Tariffs Will Cost Consumers More

If you ever want to make gamers get out and vote, letting them know they’ll end up paying more for their consoles with tariffs will do the trick. In a joint letter to President Donald Trump, representatives for Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony sent a joint letter addressing the impact of tariffs on the video game […]

Microsoft Reportedly Laid Off Several Content Creation Employees

Microsoft Reportedly Laid Off Several Mixer Employees

It appears Microsoft decided to cut back on resources this week as several employees are letting people know they’ve been let go, specifically from Mixer. The news is coming from, who caught wind on social media and from internal sources that several original content producers had been laid off this week. By all indications, […]

“Halo Infinite” Will be Doing Betas Prior To Release On Xbox

Some cool news from 343 Industries this week as they let players know that Halo Infinite will be getting a beta period on Xbox before release. The news came from Halo Waypoint, who posted a number of things in a section they call “What We Know So Far”, indicating that players will have a chance […]

A Bloody Groundhog Day: We Played "12 Minutes" At E3 2019

A Bloody Groundhog Day: We Played “12 Minutes” At E3 2019

For this year’s E3, we were only able to book one appointment with Xbox at the Microsoft Theater, so we took advantage of it and checked out 12 Minutes. Developed by Annapurna Interactive, the game has you playing a husband just coming home from work where your wife has a special surprise for you during […]