Although there are a few highly anticipated games on the way over the next 30 days, it’s still winter, which means the game release schedule is about as slow as it’s going to be all year. That’s a tough pill to swallow for many of us, but Microsoft is making it a little easier with a fresh batch a free games in February. More →
Both next-generation consoles had great years in 2014, moving millions of units and gaining value from dozens of great new games. Gamers had plenty to love this past year, and one of the best perks Microsoft and Sony have offered this year are the free games they give away each month.
Of course, the free game giveaways aren’t going to stop in the new year, so here’s everything you need to know about the games that will be made available for free in January 2015. More →
After including a special Xbox One bundle package in its 12 Days of Deals sales a few days ago, Microsoft now offers gamers looking for the previous-generation console a hot deal, selling the Xbox 360 for just $149.99, $30 less than its regular $179.99 price, and letting buyers also choose a free game to go with it. More →
What better way to celebrate the end of 2014 than with a bunch of discounted games? Starting this Tuesday, Microsoft will be offering daily and weekly deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games until the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to fill up your hard drive, now’s your chance. More →
Microsoft’s push to get the Xbox One into as many homes as possible this holiday season is getting more aggressive every week. On Tuesday, Major Nelson published an article on the Xbox Wire rounding up every Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday deal that the company and its retail partners have on offer. More →
The Xbox One holiday release schedule is officially in full swing. Sunset Overdrive, one of the console’s biggest exclusives so far, launched to great reviews just days ago, and now Microsoft is preparing its latest selection of Games with Gold titles for the month of November. As always, the free Xbox One title will be available all month, but the two Xbox 360 games will trade out halfway through the month. More →
Releasing an original rhythm game in 2014 is a bold move; the age of the plastic peripheral has passed, and rhythm games are reliant on either controllers or cameras to work. Developers have to understand and account for the limitations of those accessories, but rather than concede to the shifting sands, Harmonix took the evolution of the genre in stride with Dance Central, its third consecutive hit series and the first to prominently feature the Kinect.
Now the team faces the challenge of moving into the new generation with a fresh, licensed property. So how did it fare? More →
Over the past several months, we haven’t had many game releases to occupy our time. That’s all beginning to change, with huge games like Destiny, Forza Horizon 2 and Shadow of Mordor either already out or coming soon, but the free Games with Gold have been doing a stellar job of tiding over Xbox owners in the interim. More →
Xbox One owners have a lot to look forward to this fall, from a healthy supply of third-party releases to some huge console exclusives, but the one title that loyal Xbox fans can’t wait to pick up is Halo: The Master Chief Collection. With over 100 multiplayer maps and four complete campaigns, the collection is going to be one of the best deals of the holiday season, but the package doesn’t contain everything. That’s where next month’s Games with Gold comes in. More →
It wasn’t long ago that we talked about the one way the Xbox One was beating the PlayStation 4, but if the free monthly offering of Games with Gold keeps getting better at this rate, we’ll have to add an asterisk to that headline. Microsoft announced via the Xbox Wire on Monday that the Games with Gold for August would include Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut on Xbox One as well as Motocross Madness and Dishonored on Xbox 360. More →
After launching a cheaper Kinect-less Xbox One version that put it on par with Sony’s PS4 when it comes to price, Microsoft is now taking additional measures to convince even more people to buy its newest gaming console. A NeoGAF user discovered on his Xbox 360 that the company will offer him $75 in credit that can be used for games, add-ons, movies and other purchases when upgrading to the Xbox One. More →
Microsoft finally caught up with Sony this month as the Games with Gold program expanded to the Xbox One, bringing two free downloadable games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers who have moved on to the new generation. As the month comes to a close, Microsoft is preparing a new batch of games for Xbox One and Xbox 360, but Xbox One owners are getting the short end of the stick this time around. More →