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State Of Decay 2 Launches The New Juggernaut Edition

"State Of Decay 2" Launches The New Juggernaut Edition

Xbox Game Studios and Undead Labs launched the Juggernaut Edition of State Of Decay 2 last week, adding in some extra content to a new version. This edition comes with a few new areas in a new open-world map, a bunch of improvements to the game as well as all of the content released before. […]

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is Debuting This March

"State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition" is Debuting This March

[caption id="attachment_1162996" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Microsoft Studios[/caption]Ready to jump into some zombie-slaying goodness in the world of State of Decay? State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is on its way, and it comes with three add-on packs for even more content.The Juggernaut Edition is an expanded and improved version of the original game with new[...]

Ori and the Blind Forest on Switch is the Definitive Version of Actual Heartbreak

"Ori and the Blind Forest" on Switch is the Definitive Version of Actual Heartbreak

Nintendo, Microsoft Studios, and Moon Studios GmbH showed off Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition at PAX West The game was playable on Nintendo Switch, with the altered controls necessary for the Switch's button-layout While that might trip you up a bit at the start, the altered controls are relatively easy to get used to[...]

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Gets a Release Date at E3

"Ori and the Will of the Wisp"s Gets a Release Date at E3

The second game in the Ori series, Ori and the Will of the Wisps has been a highly anticipated title for 2019 since it was first announced. However, the brand new gameplay trailer shown at the Microsoft E3 conference today is both good and bad news. The gameplay looks slick, the environments look gorgeous, and we're still […]

Sea of Thieves Unveils a New Cinematic Trailer for Shores of Gold

Sea of Thieves Unveils a New Cinematic Trailer for Shores of Gold

  Rare is celebrating the third anniversary their pirate rpg of Sea of Thieves with a massive new update next week. Coming April 30th, 2019, the Shores of Gold will add a ton of new content, as it is the first set of narrative-driven Tall Tales patches coming to Sea of Thieves. The focus of this […]

Microsoft Studios Re-Branded as Xbox Game Studio

Microsoft Studios Re-Branded as Xbox Game Studio

Today, Microsoft sent out a notice that they had officially re-branded their primary game developer Microsoft Studios as Xbox Game Studio Matt Booty, the Corporate Vice President of the studio, sent out the statement below about the change But beyond the name change and some of the stuff we've commented on happening at GDC 2019, it[...]

Microsoft Acquires Pillars of Eternity Dev Obsidian Entertainment

Microsoft Acquires Pillars of Eternity Dev Obsidian Entertainment

Microsoft has snapped up quite a few studios this year, starting with five acquisitions announced at E3, and the software company just announced its acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment. According to Polygon's report, the announcement was made at X018 in Mexico City earlier today. From Polygon: Obsidian Entertainment, the developer behind Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol, Pillars of Eternity and other role-playing […]

Gears 5 Appears to Be Getting a Brand-New Enemy

Gears 5 Appears to Be Getting a Brand-New Enemy

Case in point: publisher Microsoft Studios and developer The Coalition decided to show off a brand-new enemy coming to the game that you'll have to deal with in the tweet below.Don't get close to this one The heavily armored Warden wields two deadly crystalized axes that pack a punch #Gears5 pic.twitter.com/5LqpNpGzMK — Gears of War (@GearsofWar) July[...]

Xbox Gives Us Another Look at Tunic the Fox Version of Legend of Zelda

Xbox Gives Us Another Look at Tunic, the Fox Version of Legend of Zelda

One of the few Indie Xbox games to get a standalone trailer, Tunic is an action adventure game reminiscent of Polyarc's Moss. The game is being developed by Finji and is an isometric adventure game that puts players in the shoes of a tiny fox in a big world. Players will quest about a "place just beyond […]

The Megalodon Shark is Now Terrorizing Sea of Thieves Players

The Megalodon Shark is Now Terrorizing Sea of Thieves Players

Sea of Thieves first (free) content expansion The Hungering Deep has arrived today and brought with it a massive new AI enemy that will be terrorizing players sailing around the game map. Yes, the dreaded Megalodon Shark is now around to come by and swallow your ship whole if you aren't careful. The shark is a […]

Sea of Thieves is Adding Private Crews in Next Update

Sea of Thieves is Adding Private Crews in Next Update

Sea of Thieves is getting an update next week which brings with it the option for Private Crews, which many players have been eagerly awaiting. Sea of Thieves' Executive Producer Joe Neate detailed the upcoming patch, and teased coming details on The Hungering Deep, in the May 10 Developer Update video below. However the essentials are […]

You Can No Longer Fly Your Ship in Sea of Thieves

You Can No Longer Fly Your Ship in Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves was set up to be Microsoft's big break as an Xbox exclusive property, however the game suffered with early impressions indicating a No Man's Sky-esque problem with the game being far too directionless. However, it did come with some quirky bugs, like the ability to fly your ship through the air and get […]

Former Crystal Dynamics Head Darrell Gallagher Moves to Microsoft Studios

Former Crystal Dynamics Head Darrell Gallagher Moves to Microsoft Studios

[caption id="attachment_801347" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit//Square Enix[/caption]Former head of Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics, Darrell Gallagher has left the company to join Microsoft Studios' executive leadership. The announcement came by way of Microsoft's Matt Booty on Twitter Booty's announcement also hinted that we'll find more about what Microsoft Studios is up to at E3, likely as part of the Xbox[...]

State of Decay 2 will Come with Xbox One X Enhancements

State of Decay 2 will Come with Xbox One X Enhancements

The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass the day of release, like all the other Microsoft Studios games.You can check out 25 minutes of gameplay for the sequel here.Undead labs has confirmed to IGN that State of Decay 2 will come with Xbox One X visual and performance enhancements The reveal came[...]

State of Decay 2 Collectors Edition Comes with Zombie Mask

State of Decay 2 Collector's Edition Comes with Zombie Mask

Microsoft has revealed the Collector's Edition for State of Decay 2, which comes with a spooky zombie mask, so you can properly immerse yourself in the game. It also comes with a dismembered finger usb drive, human brain-styled case stand, and a SteelBook case. This is definitely a worthy Collector's Edition for any zombie fan. From […]

Xbox is Trying to Break the Human Cannonball Guinness World Record for Sea of Thieves

Xbox is Trying to Break the Human Cannonball Guinness World Record for Sea of Thieves

Marketing gimmicks occasionally go brilliantly awry, and the latest Microsoft stunt to hype people up for Sea of Thieves just might be the right kind of insane. As part of their launch celebrations for the pirate RPG, Microsoft is trying to break the Guinness World Record for the Greatest Distance Traveled as a Human Cannonball. Tomorrow […]

Dig Up Some Buried Treasure with Sea of Thievess Flameheart in New Loot Crate Boxes

Dig Up Some Buried Treasure with Sea of Thieves's Flameheart in New Loot Crate Boxes

The spooky skeletal pirate captain Flameheart from Rare's upcoming RPG Sea of Thieves is available as an exclusive figure from the new Loot Crate gaming boxes to celebrate the game's impending launch. Flameheart's announcement was delivered with typical pirate jargon, which you can check out for a good laugh or three: Avast ye, matey! While sailing […]

Sea of Thieves is Doing Stress Tests This Month to Prep for Launch

Sea of Thieves is Doing Stress Tests This Month to Prep for Launch

Sea of Thieves will be undergoing a few stress tests this month leading up to the game's March 20th release date, according to the latest news from Rare. The first of these scale tests begins February 16th at 2 a.m. PT and concludes on February 19th at 2 a.m. PT. Xbox Insiders and and closed beta participants can […]

Rare Reveals the PC Specs for Sea of Thieves on Windows 10

Rare Reveals the PC Specs for Sea of Thieves on Windows 10

After tons of testing in the game's PC Technical Alpha, and working with NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel, Rare has finally gifted us with a clear breakdown of Sea of Thieves' performance stats. Breaking from the traditional breakdown of PC specs, Rare's team has released a spec flowchart to give you a breakdown of how well each aspect […]

Rare Reports 332000 Players in Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Test

Rare Reports 332,000 Players in Sea of Thieves' Closed Beta Test

Today Rare released some information on the players who took part in Sea of Thieves' Closed Beta, which came in the form of a nice infographic. Despite the early issues players had getting in to the beta, the game saw over 332,000 players log in to sail around the archipelago and for over two million hours at […]