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A character swinging an improvised melee weapon at a bug in the snow in Smalland: Survive the Wilds

Smalland: Survive the Wilds Release Date Revealed for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S

Smalland: Survive the Wilds finally has a full release date across PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S, and it's pretty close by. The tiny-but-mighty survival game was originally released into Early Access…

January 31, 2024 | 10:19 EST

Two lions looking out over a zoo in Planet Zoo

Planet Zoo Is Coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in March

Frontier Developments has announced that its zoo sim Planet Zoo is heading to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S later this year. The game, which originally launched on PC via Steam all the way back…

January 30, 2024 | 09:25 EST

Prisoners lined up (in all-new 3D!) in key art for Prison Architect 2

Prison Architect 2 Officially Announced for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S

Double Eleven and Paradox Interactive have announced Prison Architect 2, the sequel to the much-loved prison management sim Prison Architect. The game will arrive on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox…

January 16, 2024 | 12:00 EST

A close-up of a Grey Knight in Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters Hits PlayStation and Xbox in February

Frontier Developments has announced when we can expect turn-based tactical RPG Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters to land on consoles. The game, which sees a squadron of Grey Knights…

January 16, 2024 | 10:00 EST

The Xbox logo next to a shot of Indiana Jones' whip from the upcoming MachineGames Indy title

Xbox Promises Indiana Jones Gameplay Reveal and More in New Developer Direct Next Week

Xbox has announced a brand new Developer Direct presentation that's set to air next week, and it's got some exciting news for Indiana Jones fans. The showcase, which is airing on January 18th at 3pm…

January 9, 2024 | 10:26 EST

Two characters standing on a wooden balcony in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Xbox Game Pass January 2024 Lineup Offers History, Horror, and More

Xbox has unveiled the Xbox Game Pass January 2024 lineup, and it's got some pretty heavy hitters waiting in the wings. It's not clear whether this lineup simply represents the first wave of January…

January 3, 2024 | 09:33 EST

Two characters, one holding a bottle and one holding a small dog, in Far Cry 6, a game in the Xbox Game Pass December 2023 lineup

Massive Xbox Game Pass December 2023 Lineup to Include Major AAA Games and More

Xbox has unveiled the Xbox Game Pass December 2023 lineup - yes, all of it at once - and it looks pretty impressive. While previous months might have been slim pickings for Xbox fans, there's no…

November 30, 2023 | 09:34 EST

A dinosaur looking incredulous among the undergrowth in Ark: Survival Ascended

Ark: Survival Ascended Hits Xbox Today, PlayStation Version Delayed To December

Studio Wildcard has announced the Ark: Survival Ascended Xbox release date, but there's bad news for PlayStation gamers. In a post on the official Ark: Survival Ascended X (formerly Twitter) account…

November 21, 2023 | 08:48 EST

The Phantom Thieves assembled and ready to fight in Persona 5 Tactica, one of the games included as part of Xbox Game Pass November 2023 Wave 2

Xbox Game Pass November 2023 Wave 2 Is Looking Pretty Slim

Xbox has announced the titles arriving as part of the Xbox Game Pass November 2023 wave 2 lineup, and...well, it's slim pickings for the rest of the month. Only four games are heading to the service…

November 14, 2023 | 09:18 EST

Isaac Clarke looking off into the middle distance in the dingy corridors of the USG Ishimura in the Dead Space remake, which is heading to Xbox Game Pass this month

Xbox Game Pass October 2023 Wave 2 Titles Include A Beloved Horror Remake And More

Another round of Xbox Game Pass titles has been announced, and although there's a ton of great entertainment incoming, a much-loved JRPG is also making its sad exit this month. First up, as revealed…

October 17, 2023 | 10:09 EDT

The Xbox Starter Bundle with Series S and Game Pass Ultimate Games

Microsoft Charges into the Holiday Season With Affordable Xbox Starter Bundle

Microsoft is planning its assault on the Holiday season with the obvious intent to compete on price, thanks to a brand-new Xbox Series S Starter Bundle announced today. The bundle, announced on Xbox…

October 12, 2023 | 01:32 EDT

Sakamoto Ryoma battling multiple enemies in Like a Dragon: Ishin!, one of the Xbox Game Pass October 2023 Wave 1 titles

Xbox Game Pass October 2023 Wave 1 Lineup Revealed

Xbox has revealed the games coming as part of the Xbox Game Pass October 2023 Wave 1 lineup. Only six games are headed your way in the next couple of weeks, but there are some pretty heavy hitters…

October 3, 2023 | 09:57 EDT

Artwork for Hotel Barcelona, a collaboration between legends Suda51 and Swery, describing the game as "2.5D slasher film parodic action".

Hotel Barcelona Gameplay Showcase Reveals The Fruits Of Suda51 And Swery's Labor

During today's Xbox TGS 2023 showcase, we got a first look at Hotel Barcelona, the upcoming collaboration between industry legends Suda51 and Swery. It looks exactly as crazy as you'd hope. The…

September 21, 2023 | 08:52 EDT

Nightwing shouldering an escrima stick and looking moody in Gotham Knights, one of the Xbox Game Pass September 2023 Wave 2 titles

Xbox Game Pass September 2023 Wave 2 Includes Superhero Shenanigans And More

Microsoft has announced what's coming as part of the Xbox Game Pass September 2023 Wave 2 lineup, and there's a big surprise waiting in the (bat) wings. First up, starting today, Belle Epoque…

September 19, 2023 | 09:29 EDT

Two guards apprehending the player in Dishonored 2, meant to represent the Xbox leak that includes a mid-generation Series X refresh, Dishonored 3, and more

Xbox Leak Reveals Mid-Generation Xbox Series X Refresh And Much More

Update: Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer commented casting doubt on the leak, mentioning that the documents are old and much has changed since, also promising to share the real plans in due time.…

September 19, 2023 | 04:12 EDT

Key art for SpellForce: Conquest of Eo, depicting a stern-looking mage figure

SpellForce: Conquest Of Eo Console Versions Confirmed For This Year

THQ Nordic has announced a SpellForce: Conquest of Eo console release. The fantasy turn-based strategy game will make its way to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S sometime before the end of 2023,…

September 14, 2023 | 09:20 EDT

Cal Kestis facing off against a Rancor in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Update Features "Completely Reworked" Console Performance Mode

EA and Respawn have released a new Star Wars Jedi: Survivor update, and if you've been experiencing Performance Mode woes on console, this one's for you. When Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was released…

September 5, 2023 | 10:22 EDT

P being grabbed by a giant police puppet in the Xbox Game Pass September 2023 Wave 1 game Lies of P

Xbox Game Pass September 2023 Wave 1 Has Other Games Besides Starfield, Apparently

Microsoft has announced the games coming as part of the Xbox Game Pass September 2023 Wave 1 lineup, and hey, who'd have thunk? It ain't just Starfield. Obviously, Bethesda's long-awaited space RPG…

September 5, 2023 | 09:22 EDT

The mercenary Tex standing against a backdrop of a burning vehicle in a Jagged Alliance 3 console release trailer still

Jagged Alliance 3 Console Release Confirmed For PlayStation And Xbox

THQ Nordic and Haemimont Games have confirmed a Jagged Alliance 3 console release. The game, which launched for PC back in July, is heading to PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and you'll be able to…

August 29, 2023 | 08:26 EDT

The logo for Baldur's Gate 3, featuring the entire adventuring party in a group shot.

Baldur's Gate 3 Xbox Release Will Part With Platform Parity

Recently, Larian Studios released their RPG, Baldur's Gate 3, on PC. It has gone on to be a massive critical and commercial success. For a while, it seemed the game would only be getting a console…

August 24, 2023 | 03:09 EDT

Leatherface and his henchmen in the creepy key art for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, one of the games coming as part of the Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 2 lineup

Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 2 Titles Announced

Xbox has unveiled the Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 2 lineup, and while there aren't many surprises, it's a pretty solid showing. Starting from today, space RPG Everspace 2 is available across…

August 15, 2023 | 09:42 EDT

An animal character telling the bird protagonist to "be safe out there!" in the Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 1 game A Short Hike

Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 1 Games Include Airborne Kingdom And More

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 1 lineup. There aren't too many games headed to the service between now and the middle of August, but what's coming is pretty solid, and…

August 1, 2023 | 09:25 EDT

Three enemies in an alien-infested trainyard in Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem, one of the games in the Xbox Game Pass July 2023 Wave 2 lineup

Xbox Game Pass July 2023 Wave 2 Titles Include Serious Sam And More

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Game Pass July 2023 Wave 2 lineup, and seven more games are headed to the service in the coming weeks. As ever, some of these games will be available on PC and…

July 18, 2023 | 09:21 EDT

The new Xbox Remix Special Edition controller, which is partially made from recycled parts

Xbox Announces New Eco-Conscious Controller That Uses Recycled Materials

Xbox has unveiled a new controller for Earth Day, and as you'd imagine, it's got a more eco-conscious slant than the company's usual peripherals. It's partially made from reclaimed and recycled…

April 4, 2023 | 10:40 EDT

WWE 2K23 Cover Art

WWE 2K23 Review

I stated that WWE was in a weird place when I looked at WWE 2K last year, and that really hasn't changed. There's a new king atop the creative mountain, and the weekly shows are a bit more watchable…

March 20, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Deceive Inc.

Deceive Inc. I Spy Something Fun

There's a lot of fun to be had in single-player games, but multiplayer and online titles dominate a lot of the playing field. There are many different types of competitive scenarios from deathmatches…

July 26, 2022 | 09:00 EDT

Xbox Discord

Xbox Discord Voice Chat is Now a Thing

Xbox Discord voice chat and group calls are coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles later today if you're an Xbox Insider. This means that Xbox Insiders will soon be able to connect with…

July 20, 2022 | 11:19 EDT

A banner image showing cover art for the five new Xbox Game Pass games in June 2022

Xbox Game Pass June 2022 Next Wave Adds FIFA And More

Five new games have been revealed for the Xbox Game Pass June 2022 haul. They include a major series of rebooted CRPGs, as well as a huge tentpole sports game and a beloved multiplayer melee battle…

June 21, 2022 | 10:13 EDT

Hideo Kojima

Yes, Hideo Kojima is Still Working With PlayStation

To the shock and dismay of some PlayStation fans, Kojima Productions is no longer exclusively making console games for PlayStation. Yesterday, Hideo Kojima announced that he and his studio have…

June 13, 2022 | 10:14 EDT

The player facing off against a boss in Hellpoint

Hellpoint Next-Gen Upgrade And New DLC Set For July

Cradle Games and TinyBuild has announced the launch date for its upcoming Hellpoint next-gen upgrade. The horror-inflected sci-fi Soulslike is hitting next-gen consoles this July, which is also the…

May 17, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Several Xbox gaming icons alongside two Xbox Series consoles, both of which won't be able to play the icons' games offline because of Xbox DRM

Understanding The Online Xbox DRM That Disrupted Gaming

On May 6, Xbox tweeted that some users were struggling to access their Xbox games and content. This issue persisted throughout that weekend; several times, Microsoft announced that the problem was…

June 1, 2022 | 11:58 EDT

The river calls...

Loot River Review

Whether it's a roguelike or a roguelite, their games are similar: Get as far as you can. The difference between the two is that the latter is more lenient in terms of giving you shortcuts and more…

May 4, 2022 | 09:00 EDT


Microsoft Halts All New Sales and Services in Russia

Microsoft has just announced that they will be suspended all Microsoft products and services in Russia, which means that things such as the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Office, Windows, and…

March 4, 2022 | 09:36 EST

Jill aiming at a zombie in Resident Evil 3

Resident Evil 2, 3, And 7 Getting Free Next-Gen Upgrades This Year

Three major Resident Evil titles are getting next-gen upgrades this year. Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 are all coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S sometime in 2022, complete with visual improvements…

March 2, 2022 | 11:10 EST

Xbox Series X

What PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X Could Learn from Each Other

Getting your hands on any of the new-gen consoles is still difficult, with some players literally winning online lotteries to get the opportunity to order one. I myself lucked out recently and was…

February 3, 2022 | 12:00 EST

Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass January Additions Include Mass Effect

Megan Spurr, Community Lead at Xbox Game Pass, has revealed this month's additions to Microsoft's service. This includes Embr, Gorogoa, Olija, Outer Wilds, The Pedestrian, The Anacrusis, Mass Effect…

January 4, 2022 | 09:59 EST

Biomutant begins...

Biomutant Review

There was once a time when the idea of mutations and post-apocalyptic societies would’ve blown our minds. However, those concepts are now so commonplace that creators are struggling to put a new spin…

May 24, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

PS4, Xbox One, PS5 UI

PS4 & Xbox One Games Aren't Going Away Any Time Soon

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are celebrating their fifth month on the market right now. While the consoles have sold incredibly well according to sales reports released so far, there are still…

April 13, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

The player character in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order onlooking enemies by a set of stairs

Next-Gen: The Backwards-Compatibility Anomaly

In the wake of the PlayStation 5 outperforming the Xbox Series X across many next-gen games, Microsoft pulled the "most powerful console" tagline from its socials. Its on-paper specs haven't…

March 17, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Some of the games available via Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass Subscriber Count Hits 18 Million

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service now has 18 million subscribers. The milestone comes as part of what seems to have been a pretty good year for Microsoft, according to a recent quarterly earnings…

January 27, 2021 | 09:44 EST

Promotional artwork depicting an alien landscape in Destiny 2

Next-Gen Destiny 2 Launches November 10th, Optimizations Coming December 8th

Bungie has revealed how next-gen and cross-gen play will work in Destiny 2. Some features will be available right out of the gate on November 10th, while others will be coming at a later date this…

October 15, 2020 | 10:50 EDT

Yakuza 900p cover

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Runs At 900p to Hit 60 FPS on Xbox Series S

A Yakuza 900p requirement has been revealed for hitting 60 FPS on the Xbox Series S according to a comment by a developer in a recent Sega stream on Twitch. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is an upcoming game…

October 13, 2020 | 03:33 EDT

Playstation 5

Why I'm Buying the PlayStation 5 Over the Xbox Series X

Genesis or Super Nintendo? Nintendo 64 or PlayStation? Xbox, PlayStation 2, or GameCube? These are the questions that have ruled the industry. What flag will you wear when you step forward into the…

October 5, 2020 | 12:15 EDT

PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X

The 2020 Console War: Which Next-Gen Console is Right For You?

The next generation of gaming is upon us, and everyone’s playing favorites. Ray tracing, 8K resolution, 120 frames per second—lots of buzzwords are being thrown around the PlayStation 5 and Xbox…

October 5, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

Xbox Series X

Why I'm Buying the Xbox Series X Over the PlayStation 5

 We're getting closer and closer to November, and with it the launches of the two ninth generation consoles: the Xbox Series X|S and the PlayStation 5. By the time you're reading this, pre-orders…

October 5, 2020 | 12:30 EDT

Xbox Series X stand cover

Xbox Series X Stand Can't Be Removed, Microsoft Says

The next generation of console gaming is just around the corner and some of the minor issues are already being revealed: Microsoft says that you can't remove the Xbox Series X stand. The Xbox Series…

September 10, 2020 | 05:30 EDT

Assassin's Creed

Xbox Series Launch Games Includes Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Gears Tactics

With the Xbox Series X (and S) finally being officially announced, the launch library for the console has come out of woodwork, including Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Gears Tactics, Tetris…

September 9, 2020 | 10:45 EDT

The main artwork for Xbox All Access

Microsoft Brings Next-Gen To Xbox All Access, Expands Territories

Microsoft has revealed details regarding next-gen consoles and its Xbox All Access service. When the consoles launch, you'll be able to get an Xbox Series X or Series S with 24 months of Xbox Game…

September 9, 2020 | 09:36 EDT