Tag: microsoft

  • New Killer Instinct backstories unveils Thunder

    New Killer Instinct backstories unveils Thunder

    This week’s backstory update from the crew at Ultra-Combo is based around Thunder and how he entered the Killer Instinct Tournament, as I had hoped, the team share a good amount of detail about Thunder’s brother Eagle! Thunder grew up on a Nez Perce reservation in Idaho with his younger brother Eagle. They were the grandchildren […]

  • Tour of the new Xbox One dashboard

    Tour of the new Xbox One dashboard

    Thanks to the Preview Programme we were able to take an early look at the new Xbox One dashboard, part of the New Xbox One Experience which will be rolling out very soon. Cortana is currently missing, the fonts aren’t quite right, and functionality isn’t flawless but it’s certainly faster and more intuitive, and we’re […]

  • Button mapping coming soon for all

    Button mapping coming soon for all

    A feature previously believed to be reserved for the new Elite controller, button mapping, is set to be available for all controllers soon. Mike Ybarra, Partner Director of Program Management, Xbox and Windows Platform at Microsoft, replied to a tweet asking him why button mapping was reserved to just the Elite controller, with confirmation that the feature […]

  • Halo edition Xbox One controllers launched

    Halo edition Xbox One controllers launched

    On Friday October 2, 2015 Microsoft released two new limited edition controllers, to commemorate the release of the next title in the hugely popular Halo series. There are two versions available to purchase, the green and gold Master Chief version, and the blue and silver Spartan Locke version (only available at GAME). So I did what […]

  • Havok acquired by Microsoft

    Havok acquired by Microsoft

    Announcements made in a recent blog post from Microsoft states that they have acquired Havok, best known for supporting developers of Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and Dark Souls, from Intel for an undisclosed fee. Microsoft’s acquisition of Havok continues our tradition of empowering developers by providing them with the tools to unleash their creativity to the […]

  • New Holiday Xbox One bundle bargain

    New Holiday Xbox One bundle bargain

    At the end of October comes a new 1TB Xbox One holiday bundle, armed with Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Ori and the Blind Forest and Rare Replay. Packing 1TB of storage and 30+ games this bundle only weighs in at $399 and is a absolute bargain if your getting ready to buy a Xbox […]

  • EGX 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider impressions

    EGX 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider impressions

    Microsoft had a decent showing in their booth, with Rise of the Tomb Raider the standout game for me. Lara’s latest adventures have been expanded somewhat from the trailer of a cold and unforgiving climb in her latest escapade and I can thankfully announce that along with a definite refinement of the control systems used […]

  • Xbox Elite Bundle finally coming

    Xbox Elite Bundle finally coming

    Earlier this week Microsoft announced that the Xbox Elite controller that we have all been gawking over since E3 will be packaged alongside a 1TB console and can be brought worldwide from November 3rd 2015 starting at $499, the bundle comes with the Xbox One console packed with a 1TB solid state hard drive which […]

  • Original Xbox games could see the light of day again

    Original Xbox games could see the light of day again

    Way back at E3 was one of the biggest surprises to hit many Xbox fans, the implementation of backwards compatibility for 360 games and it being available that day for Xbox Preview members and everyone else for the official launch in November 2015. Earlier today on Phil Spencer’s Twitter we saw an exchange of messages […]

  • Frozen Free fall Coming to Xbox One

    Frozen Free fall Coming to Xbox One

    The insanely popular Frozen mobile and PC game is making its way to the Xbox One, it will see an August 25th release carrying the same freemium model as its counterparts. Initially giving you a lot of levels to play through for free but you will have to fork over real money to get further […]