The magic of Halo coming to Steam is marred by a barebones port.
The name didn't stick, but the title screen makes its own statement.
Xbox Head Phil Spencer indicated that it was, but Remedy says otherwise.
If he beats you in Killer Instinct this weekend, feel free to blame that.
The streaming future is upon us.
You can't build a Minecraft deal this good.
Project xCloud wins by not being the main event for Xbox.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A time of technological transitions for companies like Google, Valve, Game Freak, Microsoft, Sony, and more.
Undead Labs' survival game is transitioning to a new platform next year.
Google, Sony, Microsoft, and soon, Amazon.
Digital Foundry got a look at Reach for PC and liked what they saw.
And Smash Bros. gets some belated acknowledgement.
"It allows our game creators to do what they do best, which is make a game."
Phil Spencer says putting games on Game Pass doesn't devalue them.
Whether you want a PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch on Black Friday, we've got you covered.
Play Xbox games… on a PC… with a PS4 controller. Really!
"...We will not be out of position on power or price."
At the generation wraps up, Microsoft goes big.
The Witcher 3, Rage 2, classic Final Fantasy titles, and more.
More resources doesn't mean Feargus Urquhart wants giant teams.
Dozens of games are coming for testers of Microsoft's game streaming service.
Tell Me Why looks like it ain't nothing but a heartache.
Grounded, Obsidian's next game, is small in multiple senses of the word.
It looks like the many, many studios of Xbox will have some news to share.
What dates the hype for Halo 2 the most? The smartphone revolution.
Can a $180 controller change your life?
New to the cast are two UNSC legends and a mysterious Covenant sympathizer.
"At first, we found it amusing that Ed Bryan's bag is being used as serious 'evidence.'"
When Halo: Reach comes to PC and The Master Chief Collection, it'll bring a familiar looking progression system with it.
Sign up to buy an Xbox One now, get the option of upgrading to Scarlett down the road.
In the wake of recent departures in Mixer's leadership team, Shroud is following Ninja to Microsoft's streaming platform.
Ybarra starts as Blizzard's new executive vice president and general manager next month.
As we near the end of a console generation, Microsoft is touting success on the services side.
For the price of a chalupa combo (yes, really), you can get some time with Xbox Game Pass.
The average Game Pass user is apparently playing—and buying—more games than they used to.
Designer Brian Hines says Microsoft wants Obsidian to keep doing what's been working.
A 343 representative says the departure isn't a sign of a "creative dilemma."
"After 20 years at Microsoft, it's time for my next adventure."
Gears 5 doesn't have loot boxes, but there are still improvements to be made to the new system.
We talk to industry veteran Tim Schafer about developing games with Microsoft, his favorite games, and the inspirational powers behind cult RPG Skies of Arcadia.
Microsoft will let players in to test out xCloud in the real world.
We'll be seeing The Outer Worlds, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and more games slated for release between now and X019.
21 companies are committing to various goals from lowering CO2 emissions to supporting the inclusion of environmental themes in games.
Game Pass has changed the calculus.
Astral Chain makes a surprisingly strong debut.
It's another step in an ongoing escalation of regulatory involvement in games.
It seems more like a plain old bug than an unfinished feature.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Developers and publishers dance around the question of how to get games noticed in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
This is our guide covering the Gears 5 release date, how to play Gears 5 in early access, and more.
Here's the full list of voice actors for everyone in Gears 5.
Nvidia is pushing ray tracing very hard, so let's talk about why it matters to games.
The reasons Nintendo's online service is flaccid, and what it can do to pump things up.
The listen-ins were apparently meant to improve the service.
The Coalition was reading the tea leaves.
The recent Ori announcement was honoring prior commitments.
The consoles are going to crossover, but PC doesn't get an invite.
Microsoft reveals its Game Pass lineup for the rest of August, across Xbox One and PC.
It's another step in Microsoft and Nintendo's partnership.
This week sees a leadership shake-up for Microsoft's big launch title.
The next Xbox wants smooth gameplay.
Mojang will explore other ways of making Minecraft more super.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The industry, academics, and watchdogs weigh in on the loot box debate for the FTC in a week full of big issues.
Several publishers are set to disclose odds by 2020 at the latest.
Save those classic modes for your next game night.
It leads to an audio file from a very familiar voice.
The partnership to push cloud gaming forward was pushed by Sony, it seems.
This evens things out for crossplay.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Nintendo sticks to its traditions of focusing on families and pretending its older hardware is still viable.
This odd slip-up makes us curious about a potential new platform.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | It's all about indies this week as small developers have it out with G2A, discuss marketing strategies, fumble through PR gaffs, and move to the Epic Games Store.
Our ongoing list of what we believe are the best video games of 2019.
You'll need to wait to savor the final sip.
The developer teased the multiplatform potential, though they're focused on another game for now.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Stories of ongoing or aspiring success from studios big and small that had rough starts on games such as Fallout 76, No Man's Sky, and Anthem.
Rare's iconic animal duo weren't originally native fauna on Outset Island, but a mod is changing that.
The big three really don't want Trump's tariffs to happen.
Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after playing a Rare game.
It's about getting things right, rather than getting things out.
Both Sony and Nintendo failed to make the list.
He's looking to places like cloud platforms for innovation.
Spencer says you shouldn't worry about the hardware side of things.
Like Animal Crossing, but about helping the deceased find peace before moving on.
A high price to pay to play Story Mode before it disappears.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The theme of this year's E3 2019? Subscriptions and streaming, with every major company either participating or at least weighing in on the coming wave of services.
Without the friendly rivalry, E3 suffered a little bit.
The popular MMORPG will eventually come to PlayStation and maybe even the Switch.
All the latest industry gossip about the next Xbox, which is officially called Project Scarlett.
The missing Gears game is still okay.
Tired: Ray-tracing, 8K graphics, and bombshell announcements. Wired: Pitbulls, pee scandals, and grannies who kill.
Phil Spencer's view on the future of consoles differ from Ubisoft's top executive.
It's actually the opening cinematic to the Halo Infinite campaign.
Phil Spencer and Matt Booty are still keeping things about Xbox's future a secret.
"If any game developer or platform holder wants to come talk about cross-play, I'll be the first one in that meeting," says Microsoft's Mike Ybarra
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