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Xbox CEO Phil Spencer insists that the Activision Blizzard acquisition is more about Candy Crush than Call of Duty (COD). The $68.7 billion deal still faces an "in-depth" investigation by the European Commission before it can be finalized. When Microsoft announced its desire to purchase Activision Blizzard, some... Read more...
Microsoft Flight Simulator is celebrating a monumental milestone, as Microsoft releases its 40th Anniversary Edition. The new version is touted as being the most advanced in the highly-popular franchise to date. Bruce Artwick first began development on Flight Simulator way back in 1977. Artwick was approached by... Read more...
Gaming has experienced substantial growth over the past few years, and many expect that trend to level off as the economy cools. But Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, says that the company will continue investing in Xbox as gaming tends to weather economic downturns well. To keep consoles accessible... Read more...
PC players looking forward to playing Gotham Knights are going to need a fairly beefy PC if they hope to obtain 60 fps at resolutions above 1080p. But PC gamers should not feel too bad, as those on Xbox and PlayStation will be locked into 30 fps at any resolution. Gotham Knights looks to take players into a world... Read more...
The new Meta Quest Pro has been officially announced, and is being billed as a new line of advanced VR headsets built for collaborations, creativity, and getting things done. It is available for pre-order now, with a shipping date beginning on October 25, 2022. Virtual reality is one of the fastest growing markets... Read more...
Microsoft has partnered with HowLongToBeat to ease the guessing out of how much time it will take to beat a game. The quite simply and rather aptly named HowLongToBeat website tells players how long it will take to beat single-player story driven games. This is quite a useful tool, as many people may not... Read more...
You started your day with some French Toast Crunch, you've stocked up the fridge with Surge, and you've got four controllers. Your buddies are on the way, it's time to play Slappers Only, no Oddjob! What year is it? Well it's not 1997! It is 2022 and Microsoft has announced a high-resolution remake of the mega popular... Read more...
The console war goes far beyond just the gamers who hold their beloved choice of hardware dear to their hearts. Two top executives from PlayStation and Xbox are currently going head-to-head over the long-term availability of the fan favorite Call of Duty franchise, as the recent offer from Xbox is being called... Read more...
Well, it has been years in the making—Microsoft is finally offering a Friends and Family pack to their Xbox Game Pass service. At only €21.99 per month, it is a great value! Package deals like this, by volume, usually save a ton of money if you can find people to share the cost with. If you hadn't noticed though, that... Read more...
It's Labor Day weekend here in the United States and the bargains are rolling in for the holiday. That's especially great news if you're a gamer. What better way is there to celebrate workers than by not working and gaming instead? We have some deals for you today to help facilitate just that. First up, we have... Read more...
Out with the old and in with the new. Xbox Games with Gold subscribers are definitely getting something new this September. Microsoft has announced the four new titles that Games with Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will gain access to in the month of September. The games players will be granted for "free" with... Read more...
In a recent "Bloomberg Studio 1.0" show Emily Chang interviewed Microsoft Gaming/Xbox CEO Phil Spencer. The interview covered a wide range of topics ranging from work culture at Microsoft, the future of gaming, Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, the metaverse, the cloud, and the use of crypto and NFTs in... Read more...
The gaming world has seen several acquisitions or transitions of ownership across the industry over the last few years. We have seen Take-Two take Zynga and the Embracer group absorb some Square Enix IP and several other publishers as just two recent examples this year. Microsoft, not to be left behind in the... Read more...
The console war has been taken to the courts in Brazil, as Microsoft defends its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In addition, new court documents also have Microsoft finally giving Sony credit where credit is due as it recognized the PlayStation 4 console outsold the Xbox One X two to one. Back at the beginning... Read more...
Xbox and Discord have come together to make communicating with your teammates across various platforms much easier. Discord Voice Chat is making its way to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, rolling out to Xbox Insiders first, with everyone else to follow soon. Being able to communicate with a group of friends... Read more...
Were you around for the heyday of Windows 98? PC gamers were slow to adopt Windows 95 because the conventional game design paradigm of talking directly to the hardware was a big no-no in the new operating system. However, in the not-quite-three years between the release of Windows 95 and Windows 98, both PC hardware... Read more...
Epic Games' Unreal Engine has been evolving ever since its first appearance as the engine powering its namesake, the original Unreal, in 1998. The second iteration wowed us with its wide-open landscapes, the third version came in with impressive new lighting tech, and the fourth full-number revision brought... Read more...
Gaming companies took to social media last week in an effort to speak out against the United States Supreme Court's ruling to overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision. The 1973 landmark case legalized abortion nationwide nearly 50 years ago. The ruling, which was first leaked last month to the press, means there is no... Read more...
The highly popular Fall Guys game from Mediatonic suffered matchmaking issues as it was added to Xbox, Epic Games Store, and the Nintendo Switch as a free-to-play game. The company issued a couple of tweets asking for players to be patient as it worked through the issues. Fall Guys released on Steam and PlayStation... Read more...
Turn 10 Studios announced its next generation of Forza Motorsport at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase yesterday, and it is truly breathtaking. The upcoming edition to the highly popular racing series is being billed as the "most technically advanced racing game ever made." The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase saw... Read more...
For years Microsoft has been trying to bring the Xbox console experience more into the PC market. It heavily emphasizes that its operating system is the best for games and gaming. Well, controller gamers on PC rejoice, because Microsoft has seen you and there is a new game bar for PC. Currently in testing on... Read more...
It has been almost 18 months since the initial release of the Xbox Series X in November 2020. Unfortunately for Microsoft, most of that time has shown that its new console hasn't been quite as desirable as the alternatives for at least ten of those months. Alternatives such as the Sony PlayStation 5, and Nintendo... Read more...
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