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Xbox Series X Could Push Some Backward Compatible Games to 120 FPS

Microsoft's talking up its newest advancements for playing old games.

Insignia, a Fanmade Project, Might Bring Back Classic Xbox Live Service This Year

Its creator revealed the project to disavow any notion of it relying on leaked Xbox source code.

Halo 2: Anniversary Will Have Its Second Coming on PC Next Week

We're nearly halfway to a complete version of the Master Chief Collection.

Microsoft Is Transitioning to Digital-First For Its Events Through July 2021

Due to COVID-19, the focus is shifting to online presence.

USG Notebook: The Spectre of StarCraft: Ghost Haunts Its Leaked Build

Seeing the game playable again is a good time to reflect on the strife that bore it.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Says Amazon and Google Are Its Main Competitors, Not Sony or Nintendo

In a cloud-based future, Microsoft doesn't seem worried about other consoles.

Halo Co-Creator Doesn't Want to Repeat Series' "Extended" Crunch At His New Studio

Lehto wants V1 Interactive to avoid the "human toll" of lengthy crunch.

Phil Spencer Responds to PlayStation Skipping E3 2020

Without PlayStation at the show, Microsoft will have the next-gen stage to itself.

Remember When... Xbox 360 Tried to Conquer Japan?

Microsoft's attempts to win over Japanese gamers, and why it ultimately failed.

The Xbox Series X May Not Have Two HDMI Ports After All [Update]

AMD's shot of the Series X had some surprising info.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Comes to Xbox Game Pass Today

But only for console owners.

2020 Will Blur the Lines Between Console Generations

The days of rigid console generations looks like it might be behind us.

Microsoft Has Told We Happy Few Dev to "Keep Making Really Weird" Games

There's no mandate from on-high to stick to a status quo.

Xbox Series X Will Let You Pick Up Games Right Where You Left Off on Xbox One

Xbox wants game saves to make the jump to next-gen.

The Next Generation of Xbox is Actually Just Called Xbox

"Series" is a designation, leaving the door open for more models to come.

Gears Tactics is Taking a Turn At Fighting the Locust Horde Next April

Don't worry, there are still chainsaws on the Lancers.

The New Battle Royale on the Streets is Forza Horizon 4's Eliminator

72 Mini Coopers drop somewhere in the UK.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Could Be Headed to Other Consoles in 2021

New box art details indicate the remake might be a timed exclusive.

Phil Spencer is Apparently Playing the Next-Gen Xbox Scarlett at Home

If he beats you in Killer Instinct this weekend, feel free to blame that.

Xbox's Next-Gen Plans Reportedly Include a Second, Disc-less Console

The streaming future is upon us.

Half-Life 2 Celebrates its 15th Anniversary Today. Here's Why its Rushed Ending is Now its Biggest Strength

It had an annoying cliffhanger, no doubt. Then, Valve made things worse.

Xbox Head Says It's Learned Some Lessons For Scarlett From Xbox One's Launch

"...We will not be out of position on power or price."

Obsidian CEO Says It Doesn't Plan On Expanding Too Much Under Microsoft

More resources doesn't mean Feargus Urquhart wants giant teams.

Life is Strange Developer's New Game Will Explore Memories and the Trans Experience Through Twins

Tell Me Why looks like it ain't nothing but a heartache.

Rare Announces Everwild, Its Mysterious New IP

We got a glimpse of what Rare's next project is.

Xbox X019 Could be Where All of Microsoft's Shiny New Studios Start to Bear Fruit

It looks like the many, many studios of Xbox will have some news to share.

In 2004, Tens of Thousands of People Answered Payphones for Halo 2

What dates the hype for Halo 2 the most? The smartphone revolution.

GTA 3 Cheats For PlayStation, Xbox and PC

Here’s every cheat code you’ll need for GTA 3.

Panic Button, Masters of the Nintendo Switch Port, Look Ahead to the Switch Lite and the Future

The studio behind those high-profile Switch ports prepares for 2020 and beyond.

Downhill Jam: The Game Industry Reflects on 20 Years of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater turns 20 in September, so we spoke to people across the industry who remember the series fondly.

What's Your Favorite Fighting Game of All-Time?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Let's celebrate Evo 2019 by talking about our favorite fighting games.

GTA Vice City Cheats - All PlayStation, PC and Xbox Cheats For Vice City

We’ve got all the GTA Vice City cheats, from tanks to weapons and beyond. PC Cheats, PS4 Cheats, PS3 Cheats, Xbox, Mobile, iOS, Android.

Metal Gear Solid 2's Commentary On America On The Brink Resonates Just As Strong Today

An essay on Metal Gear Solid 2, from the new book collection of Metal Gear Solid essays called Okay, Hero.

Sorry, No Smoking Allowed in Gears 5

Marcus will have to put the cigar out.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Teaser Posted By Xbox Germany Was An "Internal Mistake"

This odd slip-up makes us curious about a potential new platform.

The Big Panzer Dragoon Interview: "It Really Makes Me Think Again About How Incredible Sega Was at the Time"

We dove into the whole Panzer Dragoon series with creator Yukio Futatsugi and art director Kentaro Yoshida.

Xbox Beats Out PlayStation and Nintendo for Spot on 100 Most Valuable Brands List

Both Sony and Nintendo failed to make the list.

Project Scarlett Will be Backward Compatible for Games and Accessories, All the Way Back to the Original Xbox

To what extend this backward compatibility goes is still up in the air.

Microsoft Says It's "Continuing to Investigate" a Solution for xCloud and Data Caps

Data caps remain the elephant in the room of our streaming future.

The Best Resident Evil Games Ranked From Worst to Best

In this ranking of the best Resident Evil games, we decide which ones are Tyrant-grade and which ones are basic, brain-dead zombies.

Developers Like Capcom and Paradox Could Already Be Testing Their Games on Microsoft's xCloud Streaming Service

xCloud has been deployed to Azure servers near key game developers.

Conker Lead Details Ill-Fated Bad Fur Day Sequel in Which Conker Dies

The squirrel would've had to fight his way out of the underworld.

Report: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Film Adaptation Script Nearly Finished

The KOTOR movie is further along than anticipated.

How a Parry Saved Street Fighter: 20 Years of 3rd Strike

Everyone loves a comeback.

Why Dark Souls Owes a Debt to its Forgotten Older Sibling Otogi

The Xbox-exclusive brawlers carry a lot of the Dark Souls series' DNA.

What's the Most Painful Game Save You've Ever Lost? Players Share Their Stories

A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.

A Knights of the Old Republic Project is Being Developed by Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm could soon be exploring the Old Republic universe.

"There Was a Bit of Stress:" Swen Vincke Recounts Divinity: Original Sin 2's Painful Development

From testing problems to a constantly expanding word count, Divinity: Original Sin 2's development was anything but smooth sailing.

Xbox Creator Reveals "Tense" Encounter With Don Mattrick, Says He Didn't Believe in the Console

The future Xbox head didn't have faith apparently.

Halo 2's Early Xbox Live Party Prototype is a Glimpse Into the Not-So-Distant Past

Before online console gaming was even a thing, there was Halo.

Stardew Valley Gets a Frame Rate Fix on the Switch

Rise and shine. Time to farm.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Best Plays Keep Focusing on Mundane Kills While Missing Amazing Highlights

Like Overwatch's Play of the Games, Black Ops 4's Best Plays don't always reward the actual best.

Black Ops 4 Blackout is Testing a Much-Needed Fix for Stash UI

The UI is getting an overhaul, thank goodness.

The State of Destiny 2 After Forsaken: A Game That Can't Shake Its Troubles

Forsaken was a solid start, but it wasn't enough to pull everyone back.

Starting Screen | Why 2019 Will Be a Quieter Year for Games Compared to 2017 and 2018

As developers gear up for the next generation, 2019 looks slimmer than recent years.

What We Want From Xbox in 2019

Xbox's star is rising and we're already seeing the foundations for next-gen.

The Games That Are Probably Not Coming Out in 2019

Sorry to be an agent of reality checks.

USG's Top 20 Games of 2018

The 20 best games of 2018, as determined by your friendly neighborhood USG team.

Next-Gen Xbox Reportedly Codenamed 'Anaconda'

Hopefully it's not 550 lb.

Not Much Treasure Awaits in Forza Horizon 4's Fortune Island Expansion

See that mountain? You can drive (on) it.

The 20 Best Games You Probably Missed in 2018

Spotlighting the unsung heroes of the year, from a parenting sim to card adventure games, and beyond.

PUBG Can Still Teach its Biggest Competitors Something

With Vikendi and a PS4 port, PUBG's bustling with life again.

The Fall and Rise of the Xbox One

The Xbox One is the best pure console on the market right now, but it's been a hard road getting to this point.

Capcom Replaces Vocalist Accused of Sexual Misconduct on Devil May Cry 5 Song

Vocalist Michael Barr will be replacing him.

Red Dead Online: There Are Currently No Plans to Reset Player Progression

"There is always the chance that we may need to implement rank or other stat resets in case of issues," Rockstar notes in a blog.

Starting Screen | 2018's Impossible Task: Living Up to the Standard Set by 2017

STARTING SCREEN | How does 2018 measure up among the best years of this console generation?

The State of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Nearly Two Months Later

From late-implemented microtransactions to the roaring success of Blackout, we look back on how Black Ops 4 has developed.

Youtuber Gets Xbox Adaptive Controller Working on Switch

Accessibility comes to the Switch.

Destiny 2's Season of the Forge is Here, Bungie Outlines Its Future and Beyond

A new raid is just around the corner.

Never Alone, Dragon Age 2 Headline December's Xbox Games With Gold Lineup

The next four downloadable games through Xbox Live Gold are en route.

The 10 Best Games to Get on Black Friday Along With Their Best Deals

God of War for $17, Assassin's Creed Odyssey for $20, and more!

Fallout 76's Biggest Problem: It's Boring

What if there was a Fallout game without any of the Fallout stuff you like? Boy, do I have a game for you!

The Next Xbox Might Deliberately be Missing a Big Feature

Reports say there could be an Xbox One console update in 2019

Sunset Overdrive Is Grinding Onto PC Tomorrow

Another Xbox One exclusive made more accessible.

The E3 Press Conference That Won PS4 the Generation

The PlayStation 4 has hit its 5th anniversary, so we're looking back on how it started with a bang.

Fortnite, Warframe, and More Get Mouse and Keyboard Support on Xbox One Next Week

Players will be matched with only fellow mouse and keyboard players.

Xbox Acquires Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment

Two RPG powerhouses join Xbox and Microsoft.

Five Hitman 2 Disguises That Shouldn't Work, But Somehow Do

Agent 47 is a master of disguises, no matter how wrong a fit he is for them.

EA Announces New Cloud Gaming Tech That Is as Confusing as It Is Exciting

Better AI, easier game development, and streaming games.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Probably Never Have Its Own Undead Nightmare, And That's Too Bad

If anything, Red Dead Online will likely be bursting with expansions and events.

New Xbox Avatars Are Live For Everyone in Latest Xbox One Update

If you buy an Xbox One S or Xbox One X off Amazon soon too, you'll get a free Echo Dot.

The Oral History of Treyarch's Spider-Man 2: One of the Best Superhero Games Ever

Sure, it made a lot of money. But it also rewrote the rules for what a superhero game could be. Here’s the story behind Treyarch's 2004 masterpiece.

A Streaming Next-Gen Xbox Could Be as Revolutionary as Xbox Live

An Xbox that streams games over the internet could blow open the video games market.

Report: Microsoft's Next Xbox "Scarlett" Could Include a Cheaper, Streaming-Only Console

Latency could be reduced thanks to cloud technology.

Microsoft Set to Announce “All-New Xbox Hardware” at Gamescom Next Month [Update: No New Hardware, Sorry]

A new blog post outlines every Xbox event set to take place during Gamescom in August.

Your American Girl Doll Collection is Incomplete Without this Xbox Accessory Set

Don't even bother showing me your collection unless it's garnished with a tiny Xbox.

Xbox E3 2018 Conference Live Blog - June 10, 1 pm PT

What games does Microsoft have to show off at E3? Find out by following our Xbox E3 conference live blog. Will we see a new Halo and Gears of War?

Madden 19 Gameplay Deep Dive: EA on One Cut, Push the Pile, RPO, New Kickoff Rules, and More

We ask Madden gameplay lead Clint Oldenburg all the important questions about this year's entry.

Microsoft E3 2018 Xbox One Games Preview

What games you ask? Maybe Microsoft will surprise us.

Microsoft Announces the Xbox Adaptive Controller for Players With Limited Mobility

A new controller to open gaming to disabled players.

Microsoft's New Accessibility Controller for Xbox One Leaks Online

The first image appeared online today.

You Can Finally Gift Any Xbox One or Microsoft Store PC Game

Microsoft opens up its game gifting program to all games, at last.

The Video Game History of Every Major Hero in Avengers: Infinity War

From Spider-Man to Thanos, we catalogue the history of every major Avengers: Infinity War hero from the Atari 2600 to the PS4.

April's Xbox One Update Comes With Major Visual Upgrades, Details Here

Audio and visual improvements abound in new Xbox One update.

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