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Phil Spencer: CMA Decision on Activision Acquisition "Disappointing" but Microsoft Remains "Very, Very Committed"

During the latest episode of the Kinda Funny Xcast, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer commented about the recent decision by the British Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to block the…

May 4, 2023 | 10:49 EDT

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Quantum Break Will Be Removed From Xbox Game Pass, but It’s Only Temporary

Developer Remedy Entertainment has responded to the report indicating that its action-adventure game Quantum Break will be removed from Xbox Game Pass. While it's true that the game will soon become…

April 4, 2023 | 03:53 EDT

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Ghostwire Tokyo Developer Tango Gameworks Reveals Hi-Fi Rush, Available Today

Today, during Microsoft's Developer Direct livestream, the house of Xbox and Tango Gameworks revealed the rhythm action game Hi-Fi Rush. The biggest surprise (besides the fact that the game's…

January 25, 2023 | 03:50 EST

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Exploring the Protestant Reformation and History in Pentiment

One of the strongest games of 2022 also happens to have some of the greatest writing: Pentiment, the recipient of TechRaptor's Award for Best Writing in 2022. For history fans such as myself, it's…

January 9, 2023 | 12:30 EST

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Pentiment Update Adds New Minigame And More

A new Pentiment update is live, bringing some fun new features to Obsidian's artistic RPG adventure. These include a new minigame at the start of Act 1, as well as some quality-of-life improvements…

December 13, 2022 | 11:58 EST

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Fly High On Your Zip Lines In The Holiday Grounded Update

Get out your bug-splattering Mint Mace, because Grounded has gotten another update that includes quality-of-life improvements and bug fixes. This holiday update comes with another special gift for…

December 9, 2022 | 03:01 EST


Pentiment Review

We are so late into the year and, while most of 2022's blockbuster hits have finally landed, there's one that's going under the radar. A heavy hitter, despite being overshadowed by titans like God of…

November 22, 2022 | 11:30 EST

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Take a trip into the past with Pentiment as you take on the role of Andreas Maler, an artist who happens to get wrapped up in a series of murders. This new game from Obsidian Entertainment crafted…

August 23, 2022 | 08:40 EDT

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Pentiment Promises Murder, Mystery, and Art History

There’s no doubt that Obsidian has a lot on its plates at the moment. After the success of The Outer Worlds, the Early Access launch of Grounded, and the impending release of Avowed and The Outer…

August 24, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Grounded Animated Series Has Been Announced

The video game Grounded will be getting its very own animated series. Picture the movie A Bugs Life mixed with Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and you get a phenomenal game called Grounded. Brent Friedman,…

July 18, 2022 | 02:39 EDT


Grounded Full Game Release Window Announced: September 2022

At the Xbox E3 2022 showcase, Grounded was revealed to officially be moving from the preview stages into the full game, complete with upgradable armor, weapons, and a full story mode. The Grounded…

June 12, 2022 | 02:10 EDT

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RTS Action Game Minecraft Legends Revealed

Mojang and Microsoft are taking advantage of the incredible popularity of everyone's favorite block-building IP by bringing an all-new game in the Minecraft universe: say hello to Minecraft Legends…

June 12, 2022 | 01:53 EDT

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Pentiment from Obsidian Entertainment, an 'ye olde narrative adventure' announced

Continuing the Xbox and Bethesda Game Showcase is a trailer for an upcoming title from Obsidian Entertainment. This game is titled Pentiment and involved the players moving through a narrative…

June 12, 2022 | 02:11 EDT

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Xbox Game Pass Family Plan Coming in 2022 - Report

Rumors of an Xbox Game Pass Family Plan have been floating around for a while. Now, a new report indicates that it could be revealed before the end of this year. Xbox Game Pass is a game…

March 31, 2022 | 01:34 EDT

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Grounded Into the Wood Update Adds Three New Areas

The Grounded Into the Wood Update has arrived, adding three new areas, Resource Survey Stations, 11 new bugs, and more to the open-world crafting game from Obsidian Entertainment. Grounded is a game…

February 1, 2022 | 04:17 EST

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Grounded Update 0.10.1 Fixes Problems with Pets

Obsidian Entertainment has launched Grounded Update 0.10.1 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S in order to fix a number of issues with the new "pets" feature that was recently added to the game.…

July 12, 2021 | 03:30 EDT

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More 'Meaningful' Grounded Updates Are Coming at a Slower Pace

The release schedule for Grounded updates is going to be slowing down in the future in order to provide more "meaningful" updates to players. Additionally, there will be no May 2021 Grounded update…

May 28, 2021 | 03:45 EDT

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Grounded Update 0.9 Adds Curved Building Pieces

Get ready for more backyard building — Grounded Update 0.9 has arrived and features new curved building pieces, a buildable ladder, multiplayer Photo Mode, and more! Grounded is a relatively new…

April 27, 2021 | 03:22 EDT

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Grounded 0.6 Update Introduces Bees and Other Bugs

The Grounded 0.6 update has arrived, introducing bees, mosquitos, and more to the game alongside some changes to some of its fundamental gameplay systems. If you haven't yet played Grounded, you're…

January 28, 2021 | 02:14 EST


Grounded Update 0.5 Revamps The Pond

The newest update for Grounded, a game where tiny people struggle to survive in a backyard full of bugs and other nefarious creatures, revamps the pond and makes adjustments to building structures…

December 16, 2020 | 09:45 EST


Grounded Accessibility Features Detailed

For those who are terrified of spiders and/or have been diagnosed with Arachnophobia, Obsidian Entertainment has your back with Grounded. Sorta.  */ Launching in just over 24 hours from now,…

July 27, 2020 | 09:50 EDT

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Working Through Your Arachnophobia with Grounded

Survival games might be a little played out these days, but they can still be fun to play. As long as care is taken to make them feel distinct and the world feels like one you want to spend some time…

June 27, 2020 | 01:00 EDT


Grounded Demo To Be Available This June on Steam and Xbox One

Earlier in one of April's Inside Xbox presentations, we got to see our first glimpse of Obsidian Entertainment's Grounded. The title falls within the survival genre, but with its own twist. Imagine…

May 21, 2020 | 02:20 EDT

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Grounded Spider Enemies Will Disappear for Arachnophobes

The Grounded spider enemies looked pretty darn cool in the recently-released story trailer, but not everyone liked the/m. Some people just aren't that fond of spiders, but that won't be a big problem…

April 9, 2020 | 03:40 EDT

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Grounded is All About Adorably Tiny Survival Crafting

Obsidian Entertainment has given us the first good look at Grounded, their mysterious new game that shrinks a bunch of kids to the size of an ant. This kicked off April 7's Inside Xbox presentation…

April 7, 2020 | 05:21 EDT

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Grounded pits your shrunken self in the middle of your yard. Now it's up to you to survive. We could've mentioned Honey I Shrunk The Kids or Antz, but that would risk drawing the ire of the emperor…

November 23, 2019 | 11:26 EST

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Halo Wars

Halo Wars is an RTS spin-off of the popular Halo series, taking place before the first game. In this game, you command your troops against a variety of enemies. A definitive edition of the game was…

December 19, 2016 | 01:45 EST

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Halo The Master Chief Collection Review

Master Chief is back in his first outing to the Xbox One, and while it may not be a new adventure, it is one that fans of the franchise have been looking forward to. Halo The Master Chief Collection…

November 17, 2014 | 01:00 EST