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Microsoft's Deal With Duracell is Why we Have AA Batteries in Xbox Pads

Karol Laska , 07 January 2021, 20:19

If you thought AA batteries were a thing of the past, Microsoft's decision to include them in the controllers for new Xbox must have surprised you. The company's deal with Duracell is to blame for this state of affairs.

Wasteland 3 Devs are Working on First-person RPG

Qskan, 07 January 2021, 18:36

inXile Entertaiment is working on two new RPGs. According to latest information, at least one of them will include FPS elements.

How About Xbox Series X/S Controller With DualSense Features?

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 January 2021, 16:31

Microsoft may be interested in creating a new controller for Xbox Series X/S. This is suggested by a survey in which the company asks console buyers if they are interested in the features offered by the DualSense controller.

Microsoft Tried to Buy Nintendo, Got Killed With Laughter

Christian Pieniazek, 07 January 2021, 16:08

Over twenty years ago, Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo. However, while the Japanese were not interested in such development, they were sincerily amused by the offer. The Redmond giant also tried to buy EA, Midway and Square.

Sea of Thieves Climbs the Popularity Ranks on Steam

Szarmancki, 06 January 2021, 17:52

Sea of Thieves recovers on Steam. The game is slowly regaining popularity, and soon it may even catch up with the numbers from the launch period on Valve's platform.

Xbox Game Pass in January: PES 2021, Injustice 2, Torchlight 3 and More

Michael Kulakowski, 05 January 2021, 22:15

We've learned a list of titles that will be added to the Xbox Game Pass library in January. New titles available for subscribers include PES 2021, Injustice 2 and Torchlight III.

Age of Empires 4 Already Playable; Testing and Polishing is Underway

Adrian Werner, 31 December 2020, 17:13

Work on Age of Empires IV is said to be nearing its end. The creators have revealed that the project is fully playable. Currently, Relic Entertainment is mainly focused on testing the game.

Psychonauts 2 Almost Done And Without Crunch

Bart Woldanski, 28 December 2020, 21:17

Tim Schafer, the founder of Double Fine, revealed that work on Psychonauts 2 is coming to an end. He promised to do without crunch in the last stage of development.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets VR Mode That Takes Down Most PCs

Bart Woldanski, 23 December 2020, 19:50

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on PC finally got support for VR, which enables the players to feel like a pilot of a real plane. The update also brings a number of minor changes.

Xbox Game Pass May Get a Family Plan

Bart Swiatek, 22 December 2020, 13:26

It's possible that the popular Xbox Game Pass service will get a so-called family plan in the future, which will enable several members of a single household to pay the subscription together.

Flying Dogs Bring Latest Stats From Microsoft Flight Simulator

Darius Matusiak, 18 December 2020, 18:46

The creators of Flight Simulator 2020 boasted of the game's impressive results. The biggest launch in the Xbox Game Pass service has already been played by over two million players.

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition Will Get First DLC in 2021

Musiol, 16 December 2020, 12:50

Lords of the West will be the first expansion for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. The launch is scheduled for early 2021.

EA Play in Xbox Game Pass on PC Only in 2021

Agnes Adamus, 15 December 2020, 21:42

The integration of EA Play and Xbox Game Pass services on PC has been delayed. According to the latest announcement, the merge will not take place until next year.

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo Together Against Toxic Gamers

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 December 2020, 19:44

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony have announced cooperation in the fight against toxic behavior in video games. The companies want to take action to ensure that „the youngest and most vulnerable players” can safely play online.

Get Free Cyberpunk 2077 Car in Forza Horizon 4

Musiol, 12 December 2020, 21:54

A free car from Cyberpunk 2077 came to Forza Horizon 4. How can you get a Quadra Turbo-R V-Tech, the ride of the game's main protagonist?

PS5 Second-hand Sales Much Better Than Xbox Series X/S

Sodar, 11 December 2020, 17:07

On the aftermarket PlayStation 5 sells almost twice as well as Microsoft's competitors. Almost 60,000 copies of next-gen consoles have found their way to the StockX auction website.

Skyrim, Among Us and Yakuza Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 December 2020, 16:53

Microsoft has revealed more titles that will be included in Xbox Game Pass offer in the coming months. This includes Skyrim and selected installments of the Yakuza series, but also The Medium and Among Us.

Perfect Dark Returns in New SF Thriller

Bart Woldanski, 11 December 2020, 01:47

The first game announced during The Game Awards 2020 was the reboot of Perfect Dark. It will be an SF FPS developed by The Initiative. It's heading for PC and Xbox consoles.

What's New in Xbox Game Pass in 2021?; XCloud PC and iOS Launch Date

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 December 2020, 20:58

Halo Infinite and Psychonauts 2 will be among the games included in Xbox Game Pass offer next year. Microsoft has also confirmed the launch of Project xCloud on PC and - against Apple's assurances - on iOS mobile devices.

Halo Infinite Launch Only in Fall 2021

Adrian Werner, 09 December 2020, 12:19

The delay of Halo Infinite will be greater than we expected. The game will not be released until next fall. In return it will offer much better graphics than what we could see in the July gameplay.

Director of Thor: Ragnarok Invites To World of Dreams Inspired by Xbox

Milosz Szubert, 07 December 2020, 20:36

Microsoft has released a new video advertising the Xbox Series X console, called Lucid Odyssey. It was directed by the well-known New Zealand director Taika Waititi, and starring youtuber and streamer MoonLiteWolf.

Passenger Recreated His Flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator in Real Time

Darius Matusiak, 04 December 2020, 15:32

MFS2020 is an extremely accurate simulation of flying and the globe. One of curious plane passenger proved it during a real flight.

Microsoft Focuses on Games, Not Consoles

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 December 2020, 18:14

Microsoft is not hiding its interest in video games, which was also confirmed by Satya Nadella during the recent investor call. The CEO assured that the company's efforts are focused on providing players with the games and services they expect.

Sea of Thieves Follows the Trend and Introduces Season Pass

Adrian Werner, 03 December 2020, 16:59

Rare informed about changes in the development model of Sea of Thieves. A new season is to start every quarter, during which fresh elements will be introduced to the game. There will also be an opportunity to buy a season pass.

Microsoft Acquires Popular Esports Platform

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 December 2020, 22:30

After the acquisition of ZeniMax and Bethesda, Microsoft's shopping continues. This time the company acquired the smash.gg platform, which has been used for years by thousands of esports competition organisers, including in Nintendo's fighting games.

EA Play and Xbox Game Pass PC Merger Date Announced

Bart Woldanski, 02 December 2020, 14:01

Microsoft has revealed the date when EA Plays's offer will be included in the Xbox Game Pass subscription on PC. As previously announced, it will happen this December.

We Know When Doom Eternal Will Appear in Xbox Game Pass on PC

Karol Laska , 01 December 2020, 20:30

Gamers will soon be able to play Doom Eternal in Xbox Game Pass. The devs have also prepared a new Master Level map.

Microsoft Works on Improving Game Performance on XSX / S

Szarmancki, 27 November 2020, 19:20

Microsoft has advertised Xbox Series X as the most powerful console in the world, but it turns out that current it doesn't fulfill this promise. Benchmarks in some games are worse than on PlayStation 5 and the Redmond giant confirms this and points out that work has already begun on improving the performance of selected titles.

Minecraft With Over Half a Billion Players Thanks to Chinese F2P Version

Szarmancki, 26 November 2020, 19:34

The world-famous Minecraft has reached a new user record this year. Developers from Mojang owe this amazing growth to the Chinese free-to-play version of their hit.

Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition Got Battle Royale Mode

Adrian Werner, 19 November 2020, 18:00

Patch 42848 for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has been released. It introduces, among others, a battle royale mode and the event on the occasion of the game's first birthday.

PS5 Outsells XSX/S in Japan, But Both Are Sold Out

Michael Kulakowski, 18 November 2020, 22:52

In the first few days after launch, PS5 sales in Japan were more than five times higher than that of Xbox Series X/S. During that period, Sony's new console found almost 120 thousand buyers.

Halo 4 Launches on PC; The Master Chief Collection is Complete

Adrian Werner, 17 November 2020, 14:09

Halo 4 port launched on PC. At the same time an update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection dedicated to Xbox Series X/S was released.

Availability Problems with Xbox Series X|S May Last Several Months

Musiol, 16 November 2020, 23:18

Microsoft has a problem with the availability of Xbox Series X|S. The company reveals the reason and reveals when we can expect normal console deliveries.

Microsoft: Bethesda Games „First or Best” on Xbox and Windows 10

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 November 2020, 19:59

Tim Stuart from the Xbox branch has commented on the plans for Bethesda. The publishers' games are to appear on Microsoft's platforms either as the first or best versions of these titles.

Xbox Series X|S is Bought Mainly for Game Pass

Musiol, 14 November 2020, 18:34

The vast majority of people who decided to buy Xbox Series X|S have a Game Pass subscription. Microsoft knew well what to advertise its device with.

Smoking Xbox Series X and Other Issues; Microsoft Investigates [Update #2]

Musiol, 13 November 2020, 20:10

With the release of Xbox Series X, the first information about mechanical failures appeared. The hottest (literally) thing right now is the case of smoking console. Microsoft is investigating the subject, and we've checked what other problems the users are facing.

Minecraft 20w46a Adds New, Better Snow From Caves & Cliffs Update

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 November 2020, 18:51

Minecraft received another snapshot with new features from Caves & Cliffs. Snapshot 20w46a adds snow dust, freezing as an affliction and a handful of changes and fixes to the content from the previous update.

Xbox Series X / S With Record Debut

Bart Swiatek, 12 November 2020, 21:18

Xbox's CEO Phil Spencer said on Twitter that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have had the best launch in the history of the brand.

Cross-play Coming to Minecraft Dungeons Next Week

Adrian Werner, 12 November 2020, 11:47

Mojang announced that on November 17 an update for Minecraft Dungeons will be released, which will enrich the game with cross-play feature that enables users of different hardware platforms to play in one team.

Microsoft Wants to Acquire Several Japanese Devteams [Updated]

Adrian Werner, 12 November 2020, 11:45

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has plans to acquire several development studios from Japan. An offer was submitted, among others, to Koei Tecmo.

Xbox Series X/S Launch; Next-gen is Here

Adrian Werner, 10 November 2020, 19:01

We have lived to see the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Thus, the new generation of consoles officially began.

No SSD Revolution in PS5; Xbox Series X Loads Games Faster

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 16:32

Tests conducted by internet users and industry journalists show that, contrary to expectations, Xbox Series X handles the loading of games better than PlayStation 5 - despite the theoretically slower SSD used in Microsoft's console.

Halo 4 Gets PC Release Date; Will be Available in Game Pass

Agnes Adamus, 09 November 2020, 19:16

Microsoft announced the release date of Halo 4 PC. The refreshed version of the popular FPS will launch in just over a week. It is worth noting that the game will be included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, available in Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Xbox Series X's SSD Can be Easily Replaced

Bart Swiatek, 09 November 2020, 15:34

The Xbox Series X / S features a Western Digital drive based on a standard M.2 NVMe PC interface. The drive can be removed, which should makes it swapping quite easy.

Minecraft Snapshot 20w45a Enables Testing of Caves & Cliffs Content

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 November 2020, 14:54

Mojang has released a trial version of the Caves & Cliffs update for Minecraft. Snapshot 20w45a enables us to check out some of the novelties from the upcoming update, such as amethysts, candles and lightning rods.

Xbox Series S Offers Barely Over 300 GB of Storage And it's a Problem

Adrian Werner, 04 November 2020, 10:48

We have bad news for people planning to buy Xbox Series S. It turns out that the platform will offer only 364 GB of storage space for games and user applications.

Starfield Only for Single Player and With Bethesda's Biggest Map Ever

Michael Kulakowski, 03 November 2020, 21:20

Todd Howard shared some new details about Starfield, which is currently being developed by Bethesda's devteam. Among other things, we learned that the game will lack multiplayer mode but will offer the largest map ever to apper in a Bethesda game.

Microsoft Announces Special Livestream on Xbox Series X/S Launch

Milosz Szubert, 03 November 2020, 18:46

On November 10, at 11 AM PT a special stream will be held to celebrate the launch of Xbox Series X and S consoles, organized by Microsoft. There will be many attractions, including talks with developers of games aimed at the next-gen platform.

The Witcher 3 on XSX Eradicates Fast Travel Loading Screens

Bart Swiatek, 03 November 2020, 13:51

Youtuber, who received a copy of the Xbox Series X from Microsoft, published a gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Interestingly, when using fast travel, the game loads so fast that no loading screens are displayed.

Todd Howard Can't Imagine Exclusivity of The Elder Scrolls 6

Paul Wozniak, 29 October 2020, 19:56

Gamesindustry.biz published an interview with Todd Howard, in which he talked about the future of the industry and the exclusivity of Bethesda's titles (on the example of The Elder Scrolls VI).