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Halo Wars 2 Review: RTS Awakens From Cryosleep

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Feb 16, 2017

When I first bore witness to the reveal of Halo Wars 2, I wasn’t quite sure where to set my expectations. The original installment, Halo Wars, was a fascinating new perspective for the Halo franchise. The title injected the real-time strategy genre into a franchise that was predominantly comprised of first-person shooter games. Nevertheless, Halo...

New Gears of War 4 Maps Releasing Early November

By : Ryan Cox | Sat, Oct 29, 2016

The Coalition and Microsoft recently concluded their successful launch of Gears of War 4 for the PC and Xbox One. Fans will be happy to learn that the developers have recently announced new Gears of War 4 legacy maps will be released on November 1st for season pass owners! Drydock The first of the two fan-favorite map coming to Gears 4 is Drydock,...

Gears of War 4 Pro Circuit Announced

By : Ryan Cox | Tue, Aug 2, 2016

After a recent Gears of War: Ultimate Edition MLG Open LAN tournament, Microsoft and The Coalition blew the lid off their secrecy regarding their plans for Gears of War 4 eSports. In the video below, you can catch the full announcement of the Gears 4 Pro Circuit, featuring over $1,000,000 in prizing across numerous regions. MLG November 25-27 ($250,000):...

Xbox August Games With Gold Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Mon, Aug 1, 2016

As we hit the final month of the summer, it has become time for a new round of free games from the team at Xbox. This month brings some interesting titles to the table in the form of WWE 2K16 and Spelunky. Check out the new lineup of August Games with Gold! Xbox One Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (August 1st to August 31st) “Blending the long-running...

Microsoft Creates Xbox Live Gamertag Expiration Policy

By : Ryan Cox | Mon, Jul 25, 2016

In May 2016, Microsoft re-released a batch of over one million gamertags back into the wild. These gamertags were inactive since the era of the original Xbox, and Microsoft’s spring cleaning allowed fans to pick up gamertags relating to original names, images, and other popular cultural references. Today, it has been discovered that there exists a...

New Xbox Features Announced at E3

By : Ryan Cox | Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Mike Ybarra of the Xbox Team took to the Microsoft E3 conference stage to announce a slew of new features coming to Xbox One consoles this year. Check out a recap of the new features and additions direct from Xbox Wire! Clubs on Xbox Live. A new way to connect with gamers and create private communities with people who have similar play styles, personal...

Microsoft Announces Project Scorpio

By : Ryan Cox | Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Microsoft’s console announcements for E3 2016 had been swirling around the web in the form of rumors, but not quite everyone was expecting this announcement this early. At the Xbox E3 conference, Phil Spencer took the stage to officially announce Project Scorpio. Project Scorpio is the next installation in the Xbox One family lineup, however...

Xbox One Slim Console Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Mon, Jun 13, 2016

[UPDATE #3 7/18] Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One S will be releasing on August 2nd starting with the 2TB version. Xbox One S Arrives August 2 https://t.co/FvzyTDa0DW — Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) July 18, 2016 [UPDATE #2 6/13] In addition to the official console reveal, Microsoft announced the Xbox Design Lab, a new way to customize your...

Microsoft Reveals Xbox One Price Cut Before E3

By : Connor Murphy | Tue, May 31, 2016

With just a matter of weeks to go until E3 2016, Microsoft has dropped the price of all Xbox One models by $50, per Microsoft’s site. This brings the starting price of Xbox One console bundles to $299 amidst various reports of two new Xbox models being prepared for announcement at this year’s E3. Such a move by the hardware developer speaks volumes...