News items tagged with microsoft

Halo 5 Getting Classic Helmet DLC, New Playlist

Halo 5 Getting Classic Helmet DLC, New Playlist

Microsoft and 343 Industries reveal new content coming to Halo 5: Guardians, including a big team multiplayer mode variant called Warlords and classic Halo requisiti...

By Derek Nichols on 02 February 2017
Minecraft Announced for Nintendo Switch

Minecraft Announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo officially confirms that its forthcoming Switch console will receive a version of Mojang’s popular sandbox and construction simulation game, Minecraft. Following last night’s Nintendo...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 January 2017
Xbox Offers Congrats To Nintendo On Switch News

Xbox Offers Congrats To Nintendo On Switch News

A member of the Xbox team sent out a congratulatory message to Nintendo following its recent Switch event that revealed important details on the company’s latest console. Mike Ybarra, Xbox engi...

By Curt Hutson on 13 January 2017
Red Dead Redemption DLC Free for Compatibility Launch

Red Dead Redemption DLC Free for Compatibility Launch

With Red Dead Redemption now available for Xbox One owners thanks to the backward compatibility program, Rockstar Games removes the prices for much of its DLC. Today is the day many fans have b...

By Derek Nichols on 14 July 2016
Microsoft To Skip Gamescom and Reveals Xbox FanFest

Microsoft To Skip Gamescom and Reveals Xbox FanFest

General Manager for Xbox Games Marketing, Aaron Greenberg announces that Microsoft will not hold a press briefing at gamescom this year and instead reveals Xbox FanFest 2016. With E3 2016 largely i...

By Derek Nichols on 13 July 2016
Rumor: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S Leaked

Rumor: Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Xbox One S Leaked

A Twitter user leaks images and details of a Gears of War 4 Limited Edition bundle for the upcoming Xbox One S 2TB model featuring the Ultimate Edition of the game. Microsoft wrapped up its E3...

By Derek Nichols on 06 July 2016
Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

Microsoft takes the stage at E3 2016 Monday afternoon and reveals the lineup of software and hardware changes coming to the Xbox One during the upcoming year. Watch the stream LIVE. Much like last y...

By Denny Connolly on 26 June 2016
Gears of War 4 Co-Op Campaign Demo Revealed

Gears of War 4 Co-Op Campaign Demo Revealed

During Microsoft’s E3 press conference, game developer The Coalition reveals brand new gameplay for Gears of War 4, showing some co-op action from the campaign mode. As many gaming fans expecte...

By Kyle Sledge on 25 June 2016
Hands-On: Gears of War 4 is Very Familiar

Hands-On: Gears of War 4 is Very Familiar

Game Rant goes hands-on with a campaign mission from Gears of War 4 that features JD, Kait, and Del trying to recover a friend from a new, but familiar threat. In what was the only hands-on dem...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 May 2016
Gears of War 4 Elite Xbox Controller Revealed

Gears of War 4 Elite Xbox Controller Revealed

The Coalition Studios reveals a brand new limited edition Gears of War 4 Elite Wireless Controller during Microsoft’s E3 2016 conference, which is available for pre-order now. Fans clamoring fo...

By John Jacques on 30 May 2016
Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Supports Crossplay

Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Supports Crossplay

Microsoft confirms that Gears of War 4 will support crossplay between the PC and Xbox One versions of the game for its multiplayer, campaign, and Horde 3.0 modes. A common thread in Microsoft’s...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 May 2016
Gears 4 Director Shows Off Graphical Improvements

Gears 4 Director Shows Off Graphical Improvements

Gears of War 4 director Rod Ferguson shares a comparison shot that demonstrates the improvements made to the game’s visuals since its recent multiplayer beta. It’s not uncommon for well-hyped...

By Brad Jones on 21 May 2016
Gears of War 4 May Unlock Insane Difficulty at Start

Gears of War 4 May Unlock Insane Difficulty at Start

The Coalition’s approach to developing Gears of War 4 is one that favors community input, and a recent Twitter poll may have the developer rethinking the game’s difficulty. Video game developer...

By Cody Gravelle on 15 May 2016
Rumor: June Xbox Games With Gold Includes Red Dead

Rumor: June Xbox Games With Gold Includes Red Dead

A photograph appears to leak June 2016’s free Games with Gold, which will apparently include Ryse: Son of Rome on Xbox One and Red Dead Redemption on Xbox 360. At the end of each month, Xbox Li...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 May 2016
Halo The Master Chief Collection Action Sack Playlist

Halo The Master Chief Collection Action Sack Playlist

The Action Sack Playlist comes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, boasting several of the strangest, craziest game-modes and maps available across several Halo titles.

By John Jacques on 21 May 2015
Top 10 Halo Multiplayer Maps of All Time

Top 10 Halo Multiplayer Maps of All Time

In celebration of Halo 5: Guardians’ release on Xbox One, Game Rant lists the 10 best Halo multiplayer maps from throughout the Xbox series’ long history.

By Boston Blake on 13 May 2015
Halo 5 Campaign Double That of Halo 4's

Halo 5 Campaign Double That of Halo 4's

It won’t be much longer now before gamers are once again suiting up as the Master Chief for a brand new, first-person adventure in Halo 5: Guardians. The game is being toted as Microsoft’s br...

By Riley Little on 26 February 2015
Halo: Master Chief Collection Adds Spartan Ops Mode

Halo: Master Chief Collection Adds Spartan Ops Mode

In the ongoing saga that is Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries has put out another patch for the game that hopes to improve certain aspects that are still less than favorable....

By Kyree Leary on 26 February 2015
Free Xbox Live Games for March

Free Xbox Live Games for March

Free games are a hard thing to pass up, even more so when they’re quality free games. Both Microsoft and Sony are offering free games every month as part of their Games With Gold and PlayStat...

By Kyree Leary on 26 October 2014
Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Read our review of ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ to see if the collected saga does its hero (and history) proud on Xbox One.

By Andrew Dyce on 21 May 2014
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Zanzibar Map Confirmed

Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Zanzibar Map Confirmed

At Comic-Con 2014, 343 Industries confirms Zanzibar is the next ‘Halo 2’ map getting the remake treatment for ‘The Master Chief Collection’ and reveals new clips from the re-designed cut scenes.

By Anthony Taormina on 21 May 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection Gets PC Maps

Halo: Master Chief Collection Gets PC Maps

Multiplayer maps exclusive to the PC versions of ‘Halo: Combat Evolved’ and ‘Halo 2’ will be included in ‘Halo: Master Chief Collection’.

By Brad Jones on 21 May 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection Launch Issues

Halo: Master Chief Collection Launch Issues

On the day of its launch, ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ is suffering from launch issues that include lengthy matchmaking wait times.

By Kyree Leary on 21 May 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection (Launch)

Halo: Master Chief Collection (Launch)

The launch trailer for ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ shows off Xbox One gameplay from all four titles, and a ‘Halo 5’ tease.

By Andrew Dyce on 21 May 2014
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Preview

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Preview

We go through the contents of ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ with 343 Industries, and then spend some quality time on the classic ‘Halo 2’ map Lockout.

By Riley Little on 13 May 2014
343 Apologizes For Massive 'Halo' Download Requirement

343 Apologizes For Massive 'Halo' Download Requirement

After announcing a 20GB day one patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries apologizes for the huge download size.

By Jasmine Henry on 13 May 2014
Win 'Halo: The Art of Building Worlds'

Win 'Halo: The Art of Building Worlds'

Looking for gift ideas for that special gamer in your life? Enter this Game Rant contest for a chance to win a copy of ‘Halo: The Art of Building Worlds’!

By Rob Keyes on 18 March 2012
Halo 4 (Grifball Reveal)

Halo 4 (Grifball Reveal)

343 has revealed that the popular ‘Grifball’ game type spawned by web series ‘Red Vs. Blue’ will be included with ‘Halo 4,’ with a few new tweaks and changes. Try it out: it’s contagious.

By Andrew Dyce on 18 March 2012
‘Halo: Anniversary’ Multiplayer Maps; ‘Halo: Reach’ Gets Controversial Update

‘Halo: Anniversary’ Multiplayer Maps; ‘Halo: Reach’ Gets Controversial Update

During Halo Fest, 343 Industries delivered the goods on three new ‘Halo: Anniversary’ maps for multiplayer, while delivering some pretty controversial updates for ‘Halo: Reach.’

By William Case on 18 March 2011