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Cross-network play between the Xbox One gaming console and PCs has finally arrived. After first announcing the functionality back in March, Microsoft today revealed that gamers running the Xbox One and Steam PC versions of Rocket League will be able to take part in the first cross-network play matches starting today at 6pm EST. Rocket League started off life on the PlayStation 4 and Steam gaming platforms, but didn’t make the trek over to the Xbox One until this past February. Rocket League players with a PlayStation 4 have already been able duke it out with their PC counterparts, so it’s nice... Read more...
Microsoft's Project Spark had a ton of potential. It was built up (no pun) to be the ultimate builder game, allowing users to create their own worlds, mechanics, and fun. The game even had the benefit of being available on both the Xbox One and PC, but alas, it has proven to be one of those games that just wasn't mean to go on forever. In an official post, Microsoft and Team Dakota jointly announced that Project Spark support would be discontinued, and as of right now, the game is no longer available for download. If you already have the game downloaded, you'll be able to continue to play until... Read more...
This past fall, Microsoft surprised the world when it unveiled that a huge number of Xbox 360 games would be playable on the Xbox One. This even came as a surprise to Sony, which unveiled an arguably lackluster version of backwards compatibility, where gamers need to repurchase the games. When Microsoft released the first 100 or so titles for backwards compatibility on the Xbox One, it was hard to tell just how far the company would take things. However, all we really had to do was look to the Xbox 360 itself, which supported a huge number of original Xbox titles (important for those wanting to... Read more...
A couple of months ago, Microsoft revealed that it would begin making a far greater push into gaming on Windows 10, and was planning to do that by merging the Xbox and PC worlds. At that time, the company promised that PC gamers would finally be able to play Forza on the platform of their choice, with a special Windows 10 version called Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. Since that announcement, quite a bit has happened. Despite Tim Sweeney's absolute distaste of UWP, Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform, we saw the introduction of Killer Instinct last month, and Rocket League becoming playable against... Read more...
We’ve seen a number of special edition Xbox One consoles since its initial introduction over two years ago. However, Microsoft France has gone “Full Marvel” by enlisting the help of Tony Stark (better known as Iron Man) to design its latest Xbox One. The newest Xbox One is emblazoned with Stark Industries logos and has a miniature arc reactor built into its redesigned top panel. Naturally, the arc reactor lights up when the console is turned on and the motif has also replaced the power button on the redesigned wireless controller. Even though this custom Xbox One is undeniably cool, we have two... Read more...
In the battle for console supremacy, it would appear that both Sony and Microsoft are getting ready to refresh their artillery with updated models. We've been hearing for some time now that Sony's readying an upgraded PlayStation 4 console that will be capable of playing games in 4K Ultra HD, and now it seems as though Microsoft is prepping a slim version of its Xbox One. The rumor has to do with the wireless chip Microsoft uses in its Xbox One. Apparently it's testing a new version of the wireless chip for an unannounced Xbox One model, as several filings with the Federal Communications Commission... Read more...
If you’re a fan of the Doom franchise and have fostered an itchy trigger finger at the prospect of blasting opponents into giblet with your shotgun, your time has finally come. The Doom multiplayer open beta is now live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and via Steam. Now granted, this multiplayer beta is only open through the weekend, and there will only be two maps to choose from during its brief period of availability. Likewise, you’ll have to contend with just two game modes, one playable demon and just seven weapons. Sure, it’s limited, but we’ll take what we can get at this point. After being teased... Read more...
Titanfall fans, rejoice! EA and Respawn Entertainment have today announced that Titanfall 2 is coming. We're not being given much information about the game right now, but apparently we'll learn a lot more at EA's Play event on June 12. At this point, all of the information available is tied to the forthcoming game trailer below, which shows a fallen space capsule while a mech quickly approaches, and the voiceover utters some point-blank wisdom: "The problem with being a hero is, you have to be willing to die for what you believe in." While much of what will make Titanfall 2 interesting is being... Read more...
“Hello darkness my old friend, I've come to talk with you again.” Those are the opening lines to the classic Simon & Garfunkel song “Sound of Silence,” and it’s those same words that underscore the eerily haunting debut trailer for the latest entry in the Gears of Wars franchise, Gears of War 4. This cover of "Sound of Silence," performed by the band Disturbed, is an amazing backdrop for an emotional look back at the blissful childhood of new protagonist J.D. Fenix. The happier moments are interlaced with present [game] day mayhem featuring an older, more hardened Fenix on the battlefield 25... Read more...
It's been quite an eventful year so far for Microsoft and its Xbox One, and the company is only just getting started. Last month, we learned the surprising news that Microsoft would be enabling cross-network capabilities on its Xbox One. That means that Xbox One gamers - with a supported game - would be able to play against those on the PC or, eventually, Sony's PlayStation 4. The first cross-network game on the Xbox One is a crowd favorite: Rocket League. Psyonix's vehicular soccer game became one of the rare games that could be played between PC and PS4 gamers, so the company could have... Read more...
If you’re a fan of the Gears of War franchise, you’ll be glad to know that the next installment in the popular franchise is set to launch this fall — specifically, October 11th. Gears of War 4 made its debut way back at E3 2015, so it’s nice to finally see the finish line in sight. The Gears of War 4 story, which takes place over the course of 24 hours, focuses on the travails of Marcus Fenix’s son, JD Fenix, and a“next generation of Gears heroes.” Developer The Coalition is going old school by bringing back some of the charm of the original Gears of War. “Harkening back to the dark and intense... Read more...
The latest buzz from the gaming community is that Sony might be working on an upgraded version of its PlayStation 4 console, one that's built with a burlier GPU capable of playing games at 4K Ultra HD resolution. Nothing is yet official, but if Sony makes a bombshell announcement, will Microsoft follow suit with a beefier Xbox One? Don't count on it.Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, poured water on the fire just as it was getting lit. The inevitable question came up at Microsoft's 2016 Build conference last week, and rather than offer a canned response that would have left the... Read more...
If you have a sneaky suspicion that Microsoft isn't putting as much effort into its Windows Phone plans as perhaps it could be, the first day of its Build Developer Conference in San Francisco would have done nothing to change to your mind. Microsoft talked about Windows 10 and all sorts of related technologies, but not much about Windows Phone. That wasn't by accident.Like it or not, Microsoft's focus just isn't on phones at this point in time. Instead, the company is much more excited about the possibilities of HoloLens, its augmented reality headset and platform, and how Windows 10 can improve... Read more...
At the start of March, Microsoft surprised the world by announcing that it'd be bringing all future Xbox One games it publishes to Windows 10. Even more exciting is the fact that Microsoft has extended the ability to any Xbox One developer that wants to take advantage of the company's Universal Windows Platform. With it, Windows would see more Xbox One games, and perhaps the inverse could happen as well. As Tim Sweeney pointed out not long after Microsoft's announcement, UWP does bring with it a number of big caveats, including one that involves Microsoft having... Read more...
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