News items tagged with microsoft

7 Xbox Games You Forgot Used Kinect

7 Xbox Games You Forgot Used Kinect

.sg-popup-overlay-1, .sg-popup-content-1 { z-index: 9999 !important; } #sg-popup-content-wrapper-1 { padding: 0px !important; } When Microsoft Kinect launched...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 November 2017
Cuphead’s Achievements List Gets Revealed

Cuphead’s Achievements List Gets Revealed

It’s been a painful wait for many Xbox One owners, but Cuphead is finally on the brink of release. The indie run-and-gun shooter immediately gained the interest of gamers due to its art style, whic...

By Rob Gordon on 18 November 2017
Minecraft Adds Stranger Things Skin Pack

Minecraft Adds Stranger Things Skin Pack

Minecraft has always been a property with plenty of tie-ins, but Mojang has now quite literally dialed things up to eleven. The company has just announced that an official Stranger Things skin pack...

By John Jacques on 13 November 2017
Why Microsoft's Kinect Failed

Why Microsoft's Kinect Failed

“Xbox One is Kinect. They are not separate systems. An Xbox One has chips, it has memory, it has Blu-ray, it has Kinect, it has a controller. These are all part of the platform ecosystem.” – Xbox e...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 November 2017
Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

Cuphead: All Bosses Beaten Without Taking Damage

Following the release of the video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun title Cuphead last week, many fans of the title have gone on to discover its difficulty, with many undoubtedly still stru...

By Kyle Sledge on 10 November 2017
Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Cuphead May Get Online Multiplayer At A Later Date

Cuphead may be inspired by 1930’s-era cartoons and vintage atmospheres, but Studio MDHR has also ushered in some properties from the modern era: support for couch co-op, crisp (albeit vintage) hig...

By John Jacques on 03 November 2017
Conan O'Brien Plays Cuphead with Model Kate Upton

Conan O'Brien Plays Cuphead with Model Kate Upton

When Conan O’Brien plays video games, people tend to notice. The comedian’s late night show is a desirable showcase for many developers looking to appeal to a broader audience for their games, as O...

By Cody Gravelle on 28 October 2017
Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

Microsoft Canada recently provided Game Rant with the opportunity to sit down for a brief interview with Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner. The skilled youngster was front and center for a re...

By Riley Little on 21 October 2017
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Delayed to 2018

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Delayed to 2018

It has been 20 years since Age of Empires was first released on PC from Ensemble Studios. Today, Adam Isgreen, Microsoft Studios Creative Director for Age of Empires, announced that the Age of Empi...

By Rory Young on 19 October 2017
Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

Rise of the Tomb Raider For PC Beating Xbox One Sales

An official report reveals that Rise of the Tomb Raider has had far more success on the PC market than the Xbox One, selling many more copies in its first month. Months after its initial release fo...

By Sarah Fields on 19 October 2017
E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3 2014 officially begins today but every year it’s the day before – where the big press conferences take place – where all the big announcements, reveals and gameplay footage teasers are reveale...

By Rob Keyes on 18 October 2017
Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

Cuphead Sells More Than 300,000 Copies on Steam

The video game developer Studio MDHR’s run and gun indie shooter, Cuphead, sells more than 300,000 copies through Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam.

By Kyle Sledge on 17 October 2017
Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

Cuphead Physical Release Teased by Studio MDHR

The video game developer Studio MDHR teases its intentions to eventually put out a physical release and collector’s edition of the run and gun indie shooter, Cuphead.

By Kyle Sledge on 17 October 2017
Cuphead Clones Have Already Arrived on Mobile

Cuphead Clones Have Already Arrived on Mobile

As Cuphead continues to be a huge success on Windows PC and Xbox One, mobile app developers on Android begin to release poor rip-off clones of the game.

By Jasmine Henry on 17 October 2017
Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

Cuphead Sells More Than 1 Million Copies

After two weeks of released, Studio MDHR announces that its critically-acclaimed run and gun indie shooter Cuphead is certified platinum with over 1 million copies sold.

By Alexander Pan on 17 October 2017
Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

Rise of the Tomb Raider Zombie Mode Trailer

The latest trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider: The 20 Year Celebration reveals the first gameplay footage of Lara Croft hunting zombies in her family’s manor. Gamers on PS4, PC, and Xbox One will...

By Denny Connolly on 15 October 2017
Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

Second Week of Xbox Live Countdown Sales Begins

The second week of the Xbox Live Countdown sale starts, offering up deals on high-profile titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Overwatch, and DOOM for interested gamers. With Christmas Day now over, many g...

By Rob Gordon on 14 October 2017
Xbox One New IP in 2016

Xbox One New IP in 2016

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to boast about the slew of new IP coming to Xbox One next year, and confirms that some titles haven’t even been announced yet. In 2015, Microsoft claimed...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 October 2017
E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

During the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference, a montage trailer for the [email protected] program reveals a ton of new games coming to the service including Cuphead, Yooka-Laylee, and more. While...

By Derek Nichols on 14 October 2017
Dev Confirms Cuphead is an Xbox One and PC Exclusive

Dev Confirms Cuphead is an Xbox One and PC Exclusive

It’s safe to say that Cuphead is one of the most hotly anticipated indie projects of 2017. The game made an immediate impression all the way back at E3 2014 thanks to its completely unique art styl...

By Brad Jones on 13 October 2017
Assassin's Creed Origins Xbox One S Bundles Announced

Assassin's Creed Origins Xbox One S Bundles Announced

Microsoft announced today that it has partnered with Ubisoft to create two Xbox One S bundles featuring Assassin’s Creed Origins. Available starting October 27, Assassin’s Creed Origins launch date...

By Rory Young on 09 October 2017
There's A Secret Master Chief In Every Xbox One X

There's A Secret Master Chief In Every Xbox One X

The clock is down to almost a month before Microsoft’s Xbox One X console is due to release worldwide, and with each passing day more information about the world’s most powerful console comes to li...

By John Jacques on 09 October 2017
Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

Cuphead Delayed Yet Again

Developers Studio MDHR release an official statement that explains the latest delay for the highly anticipated indie platformer Cuphead on PC and Xbox One. Every year since 2014, the indie darling...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 October 2017
[email protected] Montage

[email protected] Montage

Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference was nothing but game after game after game. The biggest Xbox One games of the coming years were showcased through trailers and gameplay footage, such as the reve...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 October 2017
5 Reasons PS4 and Xbox One Crossplay Needs to Happen

5 Reasons PS4 and Xbox One Crossplay Needs to Happen

Lately, Sony has been feeling the heat as fans demand that the PS4 platform holder should enable cross-platform play with Xbox One. Sony has refused to budge despite the pressure, which has only in...

By Jasmine Henry on 05 October 2017
PS4 Should Support Cross-Play, Just Not With Xbox

PS4 Should Support Cross-Play, Just Not With Xbox

The notion of cross-platform play would have seemed absurd to gaming fans even half a decade ago, when people still earnestly believed that the famed “console wars” of the early-to-mid-2000s would...

By Cody Gravelle on 29 September 2017
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Gets A Promotion

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Gets A Promotion

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has become a popular figure among Xbox gamers thanks to his numerous E3 appearances and for the way he managed to turn around the public’s perception of the Xbox One. Now...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 September 2017
Microsoft Releases Minecraft-Themed XB1 Controllers

Microsoft Releases Minecraft-Themed XB1 Controllers

Early next month, Microsoft will release an Xbox One S console bundle that’s themed around the perennially popular block-building game Minecraft. Now, it’s been confirmed that Minecraft fans will b...

By Brad Jones on 21 September 2017
Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars makes its well-anticipated return with two new trailers revealed courtesy of E3. A week long beta is available now for players on Xbox One and will be coming to Windows 10. Although it s...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 19 September 2017
Xbox One Streaming Support Coming to Oculus Rift

Xbox One Streaming Support Coming to Oculus Rift

Microsoft announces a further tie between Xbox and virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, revealing that Xbox One streaming will be coming to the Rift this December. It’s been a hugely important few...

By Rob Gordon on 19 September 2017
Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Microsoft releases a list of console exclusive games coming to Xbox in 2016, including Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Quantum Break, and more. Overall, it’s safe to say that 2015 was a g...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 September 2017
Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

343 Industries studio head Dan Ayoub announces that the multiplayer beta for Halo Wars 2 is getting an extension due to high demand, and will now finish on Wednesday. It’s likely that E3 2016 is go...

By Rob Gordon on 19 September 2017
Halo Wars 2 Trailer

Halo Wars 2 Trailer

On Xbox 360, Microsoft and Ensemble Studios released a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe called Halo Wars. The game was a success and the first time the series diverged from its signa...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 September 2017
How to Unlock Cuphead's Secret Game Mode

How to Unlock Cuphead's Secret Game Mode

For those diving into the action of developer Studio MDHR’s colorful run and gun indie game Cuphead, here’s how to unlock the title’s secret game mode.

By Kyle Sledge on 17 September 2017
Cuphead Review

Cuphead Review

Cuphead delivers a carefully curated balance of gorgeous hand-drawn visuals and unforgiving gameplay. This heavily stylized title is an instant classic.

By John Jacques on 17 September 2017
Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Cuphead Releases Its Launch Trailer

Microsoft and Studio MDHR officially release the launch trailer for Cuphead, the vibrant run and gun shooter game that is available now for PC and Xbox One.

By Kyle Sledge on 17 September 2017
Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

Cuphead Speed Run Beats Ultra Hard Game in 46 Minutes

A talented Twitch streamer named Frayzlo completes an incredible ultra hard run of Cuphead in just 46 minutes and change, faster than a typical pizza delivery.

By John Jacques on 17 September 2017
Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

Cuphead Funko Pop Figures Announced

The vinyl toy manufacturer Funko Pop and video game developer Studio MDHR announce a partnership to release figures for some of the characters in Cuphead.

By Kyle Sledge on 17 September 2017
Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

Cuphead Autosave Bugged on Windows 10

Cuphead has a massive autosave issue on Windows 10 which is preventing many gamers from saving their progress, though a temporary solution has been found.

By John Jacques on 17 September 2017
The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

The One Change Every Cuphead Player Should Make

We name the one change every Cuphead player should make to make the extremely challenging platformer easier, as well as other ways to lessen the game’s difficulty.

By Dalton Cooper on 17 September 2017
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what many may...

By Riley Little on 17 September 2017
Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

Summer of Arcade Line Up Dated and Priced

We previously discussed the great titles upcoming for Microsoft’s annual Summer of Arcade here. Well, those games have finally been dated as well as priced, and it’s about freaking time. Last yea...

By Riley Little on 17 September 2017
Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Rise of the Tomb Raider Sells Over 1 Million Copies

Microsoft reports Square Enix’s and Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider selling over 1 million copies since its release for the Xbox One on November 10 last year. According to a recent holid...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 September 2017
Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

Lamborghini Centenario Xbox One S Is A Work of Art

To celebrate the release of open world racer Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft reveals a competition to win a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S modelled after the $2 million Lamborghini Centenario. Xbox owners are...

By Rob Gordon on 16 September 2017
Dead Rising 4 Gets A Release Date

Dead Rising 4 Gets A Release Date

After it is accidentally posted on the Xbox Live Marketplace, Microsoft confirms the release date for the upcoming Windows 10 and Xbox One exclusive game Dead Rising 4. Before its official announce...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 September 2017
Inside Review

Inside Review

Inside builds on every strength of Playdead’s Limbo, while also delivering a compelling yet haunting world filled with smart puzzles and inventive mechanics. Released back in 2010, Playdead Studio...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 September 2017
Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

Dead Rising 4 is a Timed Exclusive

After announcing the game for Xbox One and Windows 10, Microsoft now confirms that upcoming zombie game Dead Rising 4 is a timed exclusive on the platforms. Officially revealed during Microsoft’s p...

By Jasmine Henry on 16 September 2017
Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Why Dead Rising 4 Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Capcom Vancouver studio head Joe Nickolls reveals that Dead Rising 4 will not use the divisive time limit mechanic that has been used in previous games in the series. In many ways, Dead Rising 4 sh...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 September 2017
ReCore Review

ReCore Review

ReCore will be a welcome blast from the past for some, but others will struggle to come to terms with the more archaic components of the experience. From the moment that ReCore was announced at E3...

By Brad Jones on 16 September 2017
Project Scorpio Will Run Microsoft Games at Native 4K Resolution

Project Scorpio Will Run Microsoft Games at Native 4K Resolution

In a recent interview, Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis confirms that all first-party Xbox One Project Scorpio titles will run at native 4K. Choice seems to be a word tha...

By Derek Nichols on 16 September 2017
Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2016

Xbox Free Games With Gold for October 2016

Four games join the Xbox Games With Gold program in October 2016, including both Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and The Escapists each on the Xbox One. October’s line-up of free Xbox games for...

By Rory Young on 16 September 2017
Xbox Scorpio ‘Aspired a Little Bit Higher’ Than PS4 Pro

Xbox Scorpio ‘Aspired a Little Bit Higher’ Than PS4 Pro

Microsoft executive Albert Penello has continued the comparisons between the Xbox Scorpio and the PS4 Pro, stating that the Xbox console ‘aspired’ a little higher. This console generation, both Son...

By Rob Gordon on 16 September 2017
Microsoft Talks Xbox Scorpio Price & PS4 Pro

Microsoft Talks Xbox Scorpio Price & PS4 Pro

Xbox exec Albert Penello discusses Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Pro, insinuating that Microsoft’s upgraded console could launch at a similar price as Sony’s new system. In the months leading up to E3 2016,...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 September 2017
N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

N64 Emulator Removed from Xbox Games Store

Just a few short days since it was discovered on the Xbox Games Store, the Nintendo 64 app has been pulled and users can no longer download the emulator. A Nintendo 64 emulator titled Win64e10 rece...

By Curt Hutson on 16 September 2017
Future Gears of War Games May Explore Other Genres

Future Gears of War Games May Explore Other Genres

The answer to an interesting question posed at the recent Xbox Fanfest event in Sydney, Australia suggests future Gears of War titles might not have to be shooters. All the main games in the Gears...

By Curt Hutson on 16 September 2017
Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

Forza Horizon 3 Graphics Near PC on Xbox One

A report showcasing a video comparison between the PC and Xbox One versions of Forza Horizon 3 suggests that the graphical presentation may be near identical. Microsoft Studios’ Forza Horizon 3 mig...

By Cody Gravelle on 16 September 2017
Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War makes its grandiose return on Xbox One and PC, and those sorely missing the series can rest easy knowing that the franchise is back and better than ever. Gears of War: Judgment was th...

By Riley Little on 16 September 2017
Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

Gears of War 4 Update Fixes Some Multiplayer Problems

Video game developer The Coalition releases an update for the Xbox One version of Gears of War 4 that fixes some of the title’s persistent multiplayer problems. Ever since the official release of G...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 September 2017
Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Includes Mini Golf

Dead Rising 4 Season Pass Includes Mini Golf

Microsoft announces the Dead Rising 4 season pass, which will include a multiplayer mini golf mode, an infected Frank West, and holiday-themed weapons. Most high budget games nowadays release with...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 September 2017
Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Dead Rising 4 Trailer Highlights Combo Weapons

Just in time for Halloween, Capcom releases a new trailer for Dead Rising 4 that highlights the game’s brutal combo weapons and some of Frank West’s crazy costumes. The upcoming Dead Rising 4 from...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 September 2017
Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Sets up the Story

Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Sets up the Story

The Coalition releases a launch trailer for Gears of War 4 that sets up the story, highlights the main characters, and details the new threats players will face. It may be hard to believe, but we a...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 September 2017
Gears of War 4 Will Support Split Screen Co-Op on PC

Gears of War 4 Will Support Split Screen Co-Op on PC

Game developer The Coalition officially confirms the inclusion of split-screen co-op for PC players of the forthcoming third-person shooter Gears of War 4. Last week, The Coalition held a preview e...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 September 2017
Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

343 Industries explains the reasons behind the recasting of important characters, stating that changes have been made for ‘both casting and technical reasons.’

By Rob Gordon on 18 November 2016
Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

We spoke to Dan Ayoub about Halo Wars and the possibility of seeing a Gears of War version of the popular RTS spin-off – learning that it has already been talked about.

By Riley Little on 18 November 2016
Halo Wars 2 Gets Brand New Trailer At The Game Awards

Halo Wars 2 Gets Brand New Trailer At The Game Awards

Microsoft provides The Game Awards viewers a new trailer for Halo Wars 2, which offers gamers a glimpse into the events leading up the action in the game.

By Boston Blake on 18 November 2016
Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

San Diego Comic Con 2016’s Halo Wars 2 panel features a new Story Vidoc with a closer look at the strategy game’s antagonist, Atriox, and The Banished.

By Rory Young on 18 November 2016
14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

14 Minutes of Dead Rising 4 Gameplay

A new E3 gameplay demo for Dead Rising 4 reveals a number of over the top weapons and vehicles the series is known for including some returning features as well.

By Derek Nichols on 24 June 2016
Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

Fullbright’s ‘Tacoma’ will take players to a lunar base where the crew has mysteriously pulled a vanishing act. Will it be able to outshine the very similar-looking ‘Adrift’?

By David Wharton on 16 November 2015