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Where to watch the Age Of Empires 4 fan preview today
Where to watch the Age Of Empires 4 fan preview today
Age Of Empires 4 was announced a few years ago, but we've only seen a little of the Relec-developed sequel to the classic RTS series.
Microsoft Edge is the fastest growing browser and it's not even close
Microsoft Edge is the fastest growing browser and it's not even close
It's now the second most-popular browser, having overtaken Firefox in market share.
Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not sell Six Days in Fallujah
Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not sell Six Days in Fallujah
CAIR asked Sony, Microsoft, and Valve to not distribute "an Arab murder simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in America and around the world"
Muslim Civil Rights Group Calls For Microsoft, Sony, And Valve To Deplatform Six Days In Fallujah
Muslim Civil Rights Group Calls For Microsoft, Sony, And Valve To Deplatform Six Days In Fallujah
Calling the controversial first-person shooter that aims to recreate the events of the Second Battle of Fallujah an “Arab murder simulator,” Muslim civil rights and advocacy group CAIR, the Council on American–Islamic Relations, is requesting that Microsoft, Sony, and Valve avoid hosting or distributing Six Days in… Read more...
Hideo Kojima Rumored To Be In Talks With Microsoft For Next Game
Hideo Kojima Rumored To Be In Talks With Microsoft For Next Game
Could the legendary Director's next game end up exclusive to the Xbox ecosystem?
Jenna Owens joins GameStop as chief operating officer | Jobs Roundup
Jenna Owens joins GameStop as chief operating officer | Jobs Roundup
Microsoft hires Marcos Waltenberg as Xbox director of global partnerships, Stephen Totilo moves to Axios as gaming reporter
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 6 Now Live
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 6 Now Live
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Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
When is the Halo Infinite release date? Looking for more details on the upcoming, next-gen Halo game? We were recently shown Halo Infinite campaign gameplay at the Xbox 2020 Showcase, so we've got plenty to dissect. Microsoft certainly got fans of 343 Industries' space game in an excitable tizzy by officially unveiling a new Halo PC game in 2018.
Sea of Thieves – Season Two Starts April 15th, Skeleton Forts Teased
Sea of Thieves – Season Two Starts April 15th, Skeleton Forts Teased
A new emote for hiding in barrels has also been revealed.
E3 2021 Confirmed to be a Free Online-Only Event
E3 2021 Confirmed to be a Free Online-Only Event
The post E3 2021 Confirmed to be a Free Online-Only Event appeared first on Fextralife. The ESA confirms E3 2021 will be an online event and remains free for all to watch. The post E3 2021 Confirmed to be a Free Online-Only Event appeared first on Fextralife.
Microsoft is dunking servers into boiling liquid to keep them cool
Microsoft is dunking servers into boiling liquid to keep them cool
A unique two-phase immersion cooling strategy keeps these servers running at full speed.
Microsoft Adds Touch Controls to More Than 50 Xbox Game Pass Cloud Games
Microsoft Adds Touch Controls to More Than 50 Xbox Game Pass Cloud Games
Microsoft has added Xbox Touch Controls to more than 50 cloud-based games available via Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft adds touch controls to Xbox Cloud Gaming titles
Microsoft adds touch controls to Xbox Cloud Gaming titles
Over 50 games can now be played with an Android device instead of a controller
Microsoft adds touch control support to Xbox Game Pass' current cloud-enabled line-up
Microsoft adds touch control support to Xbox Game Pass' current cloud-enabled line-up
Microsoft has given a wide selection of Xbox Game Pass titles a mobile-friendly makeover, introducing new touch control options for its current cloud-enabled line-up, including Sea of Thieves, Gears 5, Dragon Quest XI S, Killer Instinct, and more. Microsoft's first touch-enabled Xbox title, Minecraft Dungeons, launched last September.
GTA 5 Is Coming Back to Xbox Game Pass This Week
GTA 5 Is Coming Back to Xbox Game Pass This Week
Microsoft has announced that Grand Theft Auto V will be returning to Xbox Game Pass on April 8, 2021, for the first time since May 2020.
E3 2021 Confirmed for June 12th to 15th
E3 2021 Confirmed for June 12th to 15th
The digital-only event will feature Microsoft, Ubisoft, Nintendo and more participating.
Pretending to be Pixar in 3D Movie Maker, Microsoft's weird 1995 animation studio for kids
Pretending to be Pixar in 3D Movie Maker, Microsoft's weird 1995 animation studio for kids
A look back on an iconic, but bizarre, piece of '90s software.
Discord Deleted Thousands Of Violent Extremist And Criminal Servers In 2020
Discord Deleted Thousands Of Violent Extremist And Criminal Servers In 2020
Thanks to the endlessly depressing extent to which covid has kept everybody trapped inside, Discord is more relevant than ever.
Microsoft signs $22 billion Army contract for military HoloLens gear
Microsoft signs $22 billion Army contract for military HoloLens gear
Microsoft is developing AR headsets for the Army to help "enhance situational awareness."
Microsoft Flight Simulator: Five more free add-on essentials
Microsoft Flight Simulator: Five more free add-on essentials
Every month that goes by since the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator we’ve received a variety of new add-ons from the freeware community.
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The latest Xbox Insider program update nixes the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play (F2P) Xbox games for users in the Xbox Insider Alpha & Alpha Skip Ahead rings. The
Microsoft Will Host Smaller Xbox Event in the Coming Weeks – Rumour
Microsoft Will Host Smaller Xbox Event in the Coming Weeks – Rumour
It will reportedly be one of several smaller "What's Next" events.
Tencent's Timi Studios may be the
Tencent's Timi Studios may be the "world's largest developer" now
Tencent's Timi Studios, the studio behind Call of Duty Mobile and Honor of Kings, generated revenue of $10 billion - £7.23bn - in 2020. Reuters, which broke the story, reports that if true, that makes Timi "the world's largest developer", providing the studio with "a hefty basis for its ambitions to move beyond mobile games and compete directly with global heavyweights developing expensive AAA titles on platforms such as desktop computers, Sony's PlayStation, Nintendo's Switch and Microsoft's Xbox". The news comes after Tencent publicly reported it had generated 156.1 billion yuan (£17 billion) in revenue from its game business, but stopped short of revealing the revenue for each individual studio.
PlayStation game MLB The Show 21 launches on Xbox Game Pass day one
PlayStation game MLB The Show 21 launches on Xbox Game Pass day one
PlayStation Studios' MLB The Show 21 launches on Xbox Game Pass day one, Microsoft has announced. MLB The Show 21 is the first PlayStation Studios game to launch on Xbox Game Pass.
Xbox to Make Xbox Series X Mini Fridges After Winning A Twitter Competition
Xbox to Make Xbox Series X Mini Fridges After Winning A Twitter Competition
Thanks to a promise by Xbox's Aaron Greenberg to help secure a victory for Xbox in Twitter's first-ever #BestOfTweet Brand Bracket Championship, Microsoft will now be making Xbox Series X Mini Fridges for the public.
MLB The Show 21 Coming to Xbox Game Pass At Launch
MLB The Show 21 Coming to Xbox Game Pass At Launch
Microsoft has confirmed that the once-PlayStation exclusive MLB The Show 21 will be arriving on Xbox Game Pass on its launch day of April 20, 2021.
Microsoft wins $21bn US Army custom HoloLens contract
Microsoft wins $21bn US Army custom HoloLens contract
Microsoft has signed a contract with the US Army, worth up to $21.88bn, to deliver 120,000 custom Hololens augmented reality headsets.
Xbox back compat games added to xCloud streaming service
Xbox back compat games added to xCloud streaming service
A selection of Microsoft's backwards compatible Xbox and Xbox 360 catalogue is now available to stream via xCloud.
Xbox Announces New Headphones That Cost as Much as the Xbox Series X
Xbox Announces New Headphones That Cost as Much as the Xbox Series X
Microsoft and Bang & Olufsen have revealed the Beoplay Portal Wireless Headphones for Xbox that just so happen to cost as much as the Xbox Series X at $499 USD.
The Suez Canal boat lives on in Microsoft Flight Sim, thanks to the work of modders
The Suez Canal boat lives on in Microsoft Flight Sim, thanks to the work of modders
For a few days last week, the world felt a bit brighter thanks to the work of one boat.
Thankfully, The Boat Is Still Stuck In Microsoft Flight Simulator
Thankfully, The Boat Is Still Stuck In Microsoft Flight Simulator
Ever Given, the massive container ship that captivated the world after blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for more than a week, is free as of 3:05 p.m.
This Microsoft Flight Simulator mod adds the Ever Given in the Suez Canal
This Microsoft Flight Simulator mod adds the Ever Given in the Suez Canal
The greatest spectacle of 2021 has been a container ship stuck in the Suez Canal.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 fans report Xbox Series X/S crashes
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 fans report Xbox Series X/S crashes
Xbox Series X/S owners of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 are reporting crashes on startup, and an inability to play the game unless in offline mode. Some players say they have now refunded the game, and there's a raft of one-star reviews for the product on Microsoft's Xbox dashboard store.
Random: GUH-HUH! Some People Are Fascinated By Microsoft's Name On The Banjo-Kazooie amiibo
Random: GUH-HUH! Some People Are Fascinated By Microsoft's Name On The Banjo-Kazooie amiibo
Expect a repeat of this when Steve shows up. As you probably already know, yesterday marked the release of three brand new amiibo for Super Smash Bros.
Halo: Infinite Devs Destroyed A Piano To Create Some In-Game Sounds
Halo: Infinite Devs Destroyed A Piano To Create Some In-Game Sounds
As my great uncle often said, “To create art, sometimes you must destroy an old, unwanted upright piano.” He was a strange man. Read more...
Ghost Of Tsushima Film Announced, Back 4 Blood Delayed, Xbox Live Name Change, And More
Ghost Of Tsushima Film Announced, Back 4 Blood Delayed, Xbox Live Name Change, And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we talk about how great SonicFox is, dunk on Shinra, find out what games are now delayed, fondly remember demo discs, and say goodbye to Xbox Live and hello to Xbox Network. Read more...
Microsoft lists 22 ID@Xbox games coming to Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft lists 22 [email protected] games coming to Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft held an [email protected] showcase last night, and as part of it listed 22 games coming to Xbox Game Pass. Some of the games in the list below are already out on PC (Art of Rally, for example), and some we already knew were set to launch into Xbox Game Pass at launch (Narita Boy, for example).
Xbox Highlights 20 Indie Titles Coming To Game Pass At Launch
Xbox Highlights 20 Indie Titles Coming To Game Pass At Launch
As well as others already on the service or non-Game Pass indies.
Over 20 ID@Xbox Games Are Launching Day One With Xbox Game Pass
Over 20 [email protected] Games Are Launching Day One With Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft revealed that 22 games that were featured in the first /twitchgaming Showcase: [email protected] event, including DrinkBox Studios' Nobody Saves the World and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Microsoft Store Spring Sale: Great Deals on Games, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and More
Microsoft Store Spring Sale: Great Deals on Games, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and More
If you’re looking for a great deal, now’s the perfect time to save! The Microsoft Store Spring Sale kicks off today with major savings on Xbox accessories and gaming PCs.
Microsoft Could Reportedly Acquire Discord By Next Month
Microsoft Could Reportedly Acquire Discord By Next Month
A new report claims that Microsoft could complete a takeover of Discord by next month.
Balan Wonderworld's Final Boss Fight Could Potentially Trigger Epileptic Seizures
Balan Wonderworld's Final Boss Fight Could Potentially Trigger Epileptic Seizures
"My husband complained of feeling dizzy before he threw up". Cyberpunk 2077 made the news for many reasons when it launched late last year, but a more pressing concern related to the game's "braindance" sequence causing seizures. After some debate, it was quickly patched, and Microsoft confirmed it would improve certification procedures to avoid it happening again on its consoles.
How bad is Microsoft Flight Simulator’s development turbulence?
How bad is Microsoft Flight Simulator’s development turbulence?
In the half-year that Microsoft Flight Simulator has been on the market thus far, it has received a deluge of praise, but also a notable amount of criticism from some the more core members of its community.
Halo Infinite – Inside Infinite – March 2021
Halo Infinite – Inside Infinite – March 2021
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Hades Wins Best Game At The 2021 BAFTA Game Awards
Hades Wins Best Game At The 2021 BAFTA Game Awards
In addition to prestigious accolades like Best Indie Game at the 2020 Game Awards and Best Game Times 10 at the 2020 Ari Notis Awards, Hades just picked up top honors at today’s online-only BAFTA Games Awards.
Microsoft making its latest special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers more eco-friendly
Microsoft making its latest special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers more eco-friendly
Microsoft has unveiled a number of new special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers, which it says marks another step toward more eco-friendly hardware for the company. The newly revealed Xbox controllers come in two varieties.
Two New Xbox Series Controller Colours Revealed
Two New Xbox Series Controller Colours Revealed
Microsoft has revealed two new Xbox Series controllers in Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo colours.
Xbox Controllers Now Come In Tasty Limeade And Cherry Camo
Xbox Controllers Now Come In Tasty Limeade And Cherry Camo
Microsoft calls them Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo, but that’s not important.
How To Sign Up For The ‘Xbox Insider’ Program
How To Sign Up For The ‘Xbox Insider’ Program
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that party chat, previously only available to members of Xbox Live Gold, will soon be free to all Xbox players.
Microsoft Is Cutting Xbox Live Gold Requirement For Party Chat And Free-To-Play Multiplayer
Microsoft Is Cutting Xbox Live Gold Requirement For Party Chat And Free-To-Play Multiplayer
Microsoft is set to make party chat and free-to-play multiplayer games on Xbox Live free for all users soon.
Xbox party chat will no longer require Xbox Live Gold
Xbox party chat will no longer require Xbox Live Gold
Xbox Live Gold will soon no longer be required to use party chat. Microsoft will drop the subscription requirement at the same time as it also removes the need for Xbox Live Gold to play online free-to-play games such as Fortnite and Rocket League. We knew about that latter part already, after a dramatic U-turn from Microsoft over a Xbox Live Gold price hike.
GhostWire: Tokyo Former Lead Forms Her Own Independent Studio
GhostWire: Tokyo Former Lead Forms Her Own Independent Studio
Ikumi Nakamura looks to create a new start after leaving Tango.
Xbox Game Pass Will Allow us to Remain Creative – Arkane
Xbox Game Pass Will Allow us to Remain Creative – Arkane
The studio behind Prey and Dishonored is excited about being a part of the Game Pass ecosystem.
Discord considers a $10 billion buyout by Microsoft, but it might go public instead
Discord considers a $10 billion buyout by Microsoft, but it might go public instead
Microsoft's been on a bit of a spending spree over the past few years, snapping up studios like Obsidian, inXile, Double Fine Productions, and most recently Bethesda owner ZeniMax Media.
Aerosoft CRJ 550/700 for Microsoft Flight Simulator – Is it worth it?
Aerosoft CRJ 550/700 for Microsoft Flight Simulator – Is it worth it?
Microsoft Flight Simulator itself was inundated with hype leading up to its release last summer.
Microsoft are reportedly in talks to buy Discord
Microsoft reportedly interested in Discord acquisition for $10 billion USD
Microsoft reportedly interested in Discord acquisition for $10 billion USD
Microsoft is definitely not opposed to making big moves.
Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Play More Games, And Spend More On Them, Says Microsoft
Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Play More Games, And Spend More On Them, Says Microsoft
Microsoft's Sarah Bond breaks down how much more time users spend with the service.
Fallout 76’s 2021 Roadmap Has Been Revealed
Fallout 76’s 2021 Roadmap Has Been Revealed
The multiplayer title lays out the next four seasons of content.
Microsoft among suitors for Discord in reported $10b deal
Microsoft among suitors for Discord in reported $10b deal
Multiple reports suggest chat startup is in talks for a potential sale
Xbox Live becomes Xbox network
Xbox Live becomes Xbox network
Microsoft made the change to distinguish its online service from Xbox Live Gold
Microsoft reportedly interested in $10bn Discord buyout bid
Microsoft reportedly interested in $10bn Discord buyout bid
Microsoft is one of several companies in talks to acquire Discord, a pair of new reports have claimed.
Microsoft Reportedly In Talks to Purchase Discord for Over $10 Billion
Microsoft Reportedly In Talks to Purchase Discord for Over $10 Billion
Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire Discord for over $10 billion USD.
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For "Over $10 Billion"
Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is one of several companies “in talks” to purchase chat and community platform Discord, for a price said to be in excess of $10 billion. Read more...
Report: Microsoft in talks to buy Discord
Report: Microsoft in talks to buy Discord
It follows news that the popular community platform is exploring options to sell.
My New Xbox Elite Controller Has A Long Shortcoming
My New Xbox Elite Controller Has A Long Shortcoming
Having used an Elite controller on my PC almost every single day for years, it has finally started showing signs of serious wear and tear, so last week I went and got an Elite Series 2 controller.
Xbox Live Is Now Called Xbox Network
Xbox Live Is Now Called Xbox Network
Microsoft has confirmed that it renamed Xbox Live to Xbox Network for all of its online services.
Xbox Live officially rebranded to Xbox network
Xbox Live officially rebranded to Xbox network
Microsoft is renaming Xbox Live, its underlying online multiplayer and digital media delivery service, to 'Xbox network', a move it says will help distinguish it from Xbox Live Gold. The name Xbox Live has been in use since the service's debut alongside the original Xbox in 2002.
Microsoft renames Xbox Live to 'Xbox network'
Microsoft renames Xbox Live to 'Xbox network'
The change is intended to help differentiate Microsoft's online services from its subscription offerings.
FPS Boost for Skyrim, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76: performance is great - but there is a catch
FPS Boost for Skyrim, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76: performance is great - but there is a catch
We've run the ruler over Microsoft's first wave of FPS Boost titles and came away impressed, while our thoughts for the Arkane-developed duo of Prey and Dishonored Definitive Edition were perhaps even more gushing.
Fable is Being Built on a Custom Engine, as Per Job Listing
Fable is Being Built on a Custom Engine, as Per Job Listing
Playground Games is using in-house tools to develop the RPG.
Forza Horizon 5 Still on Track for 2021 Launch – Rumour
Forza Horizon 5 Still on Track for 2021 Launch – Rumour
The rumoured open world racer still seems to be scheduled for release this year.
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft, Winners!
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft, Winners!
You got Halo in my Fallout! You got Doom in my Forza! Well, this is a giant mess.
Framerate issues in Microsoft Flight Simulator (version 1.14) are being addressed ‘ASAP’
Framerate issues in Microsoft Flight Simulator (version 1.14) are being addressed ‘ASAP’
Since launch, a consistently smooth framerate has been hard to come by at times in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Control Developer Says Sony Was 'a Bit More Ready' for Next-Gen Than Microsoft
Control Developer Says Sony Was 'a Bit More Ready' for Next-Gen Than Microsoft
Control developer Remedy's Thomas Puha says that the PS5 version of Control was a bit easier to get working than the Xbox Series version, due to hardware complications.
Xbox Cloud Gaming Isn’t “Very Far” From Being Available On iOS And PC
Xbox Cloud Gaming Isn’t “Very Far” From Being Available On iOS And PC
The long awaited cloud gaming could be coming soon.
Microsoft Finally Seals the Bethesda Deal w/ Special Guest Trevor Paul! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 80
Microsoft Finally Seals the Bethesda Deal w/ Special Guest Trevor Paul! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 80
This week Joel and Ben are joined by TheGameFanatics.com and Smooth Burrito’s Trevor Paul, to discuss the latest news on the Xbox/Bethesda Deal, the upcoming Square Enix Conference, PlayStation 5 Sales, and more Hogwarts Legacy drama.  They also discuss the latest games they played including Persona 5 Strikers, Call of Duty Black Ops : Cold … Microsoft Finally Seals the Bethesda Deal w/ Special Guest Trevor Paul! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep.
Microsoft Xbox Wireless Headset review – stuck in its console roots
Microsoft Xbox Wireless Headset review – stuck in its console roots
Four months after the Xbox Series X | S very briefly landed on shelves, Microsoft has released its companion headset with the same understated aesthetic and questionable naming conventions.
Xbox Smart Delivery Turned Out To Be A Pretty Big Deal
Xbox Smart Delivery Turned Out To Be A Pretty Big Deal
When Microsoft started slipping the made-up phrase “Smart Delivery” into all of its Xbox Series X/S marketing last year, it seemed like just another pair of empty buzzwords.