Xbox update brings preloading to Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass members can pre-install certain games before they launch on the subscription service, thanks to the Xbox console update rolling out to the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Series S beginning today. The customary November dashboard update, arriving on the last day of the month, offers additional functionality to the three consoles. Notably, it adds an Auto […]

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Here are your Xbox Games With Gold titles for December

Microsoft is closing out the hellscape that was 2020 by going straight to the underworld with Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell as part of the Xbox Games With Gold lineup for December, the company announced Tuesday. Volition’s stand-alone Saints Row 4 expansion, which debuted in January 2015 on Xbox 360 (and a variety of other platforms), will be available […]

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Halo 4 PC Beta Test Invites Going Out Right Now

Following a small delay, the first public beta test for Halo 4 through The Master Chief Collection is beginning now. Invitations are going out now, community manager John Junyszek said on Twitter by way of emojis. Microsoft uses the term “flight” for its beta tests, which explains the airplane emoji in the tweet. Unlike previous Halo beta tests, every eligible […]

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Sorry, Halo 5 Is Not Being Added To The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is the most complete Halo package ever released, but it doesn’t have every one of Master Chief’s journeys included in it. Halo 5 is the only mainline game missing from the collection, and it’s going to stay that way. Developer 343 Industries reaffirmed in a blog post that Halo 5 is not currently planned to […]

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Halo 4 On PC Beta–Here's What We Know And How To Sign Up

Halo 4 is expected to launch on PC through The Master Chief Collection later this year, representing the sixth and final title that will complete the package. While the game’s public release date hasn’t been announced yet, developer 343 Industries has now revealed the latest details on its beta test, including what’s in it, when it will release, and how […]

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Here's When Halo 4 On PC Beta Tests Begin

Halo 4 is coming to PC soon, marking the sixth and final game in The Master Chief Collection that will complete the package. In developer 343’s latest weekly blog post, the studio announced that Halo 4’s first public beta tests will be held “before the end of October.” That is the current plan, but 343 admitted that beta dates are […]

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Here's When Halo 4 On PC Beta Tests Begin

Halo 4 is coming to PC soon, marking the sixth and final game in The Master Chief Collection that will complete the package. In developer 343’s latest weekly blog post, the studio announced that Halo 4’s first public beta tests will be held “before the end of October.” That is the current plan, but 343 admitted that beta dates are […]

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Xbox Series X’s expansion card costs $219.99

The officially licensed Storage Expansion Card for the Xbox Series X and Series S costs $219.99, according to a product listing at Best Buy. Seagate makes the solid-state drive, which Microsoft announced but gave no price for in March. It’s pitched as “the only available expansion card that replicates the Xbox Velocity Architecture,” which is what delivers “faster load times, […]

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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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