Xbox Series S cuts load times in The Outer Worlds by 77%

Microsoft has been touting the very short loading times enabled by the Xbox Series X and Series S, and now we have a concrete example of the improvement in The Outer Worlds. In a deep-dive video released Wednesday about the newly announced Xbox Series S, Microsoft demonstrated the difference in loading The Outer Worlds on an Xbox One S and […]

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now includes EA Play — free

EA Play’s library of games is now available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, at no additional charge. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers get access to EA Play’s 89 games immediately. Access will also be good for subscribers on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X, when those launch in November. Xbox […]

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This Wonder Woman 1984 Xbox comes with its own fur coat

Ahead of Wonder Woman 1984, Xbox revealed three custom consoles inspired by the movie. The three consoles — for decorative use only specifies Xbox’s website — are absolutely committed to the Wonder Woman 1984 aesthetic and can be obtained through various ways. The first, a gold-plated one, inspired by Wonder Woman’s armor, will be available for auction. All proceeds go […]

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Halo 3: ODST PC/Xbox One Beta Has Been Extended

The ongoing Halo 3: ODST beta test on PC and Xbox One for The Master Chief Collection will run for longer than expected. Developer 343 Industries has confirmed that the beta test, or “flight,” will now run through Monday, August 31. The beta remains closed, so you will need an invitation to get in. Just recently, 343 sent over 100,000 […]

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NFL player gets second-most famous Halo tattoo

George Kittle, tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, dropped into a tattoo parlor near his Iowa home to get inked with a tribute to his favorite game franchise. Kittle is very proud of it, but he seems not to know this is the second greatest Halo tattoo of all time. We’ll grant him the sincerity of his fandom, even […]

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Xbox Summer Game Fest will let players try over 60 upcoming games

With the novel coronavirus pandemic making large gaming events nearly impossible this year, many announcements have shifted to online events, like Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest. The latest online shift comes from Microsoft, will give fans a chance to get a hands-on look at some upcoming games through a digital event. The Xbox Summer Game Fest demo event will include […]

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Microsoft will shut down Mixer, transition users to Facebook Gaming

On Monday, Microsoft and Facebook announced that they would partner to transition users off the Mixer livestreaming platform and over to Facebook Gaming. Mixer itself will be winding down operations, with elements of its underlying technology moving to the Microsoft Teams communications platform. By July 22, all Mixer sites and apps will redirect users to Facebook. In exchange, Microsoft’s Project […]

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