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Sea of Thieves Remains Steam's Number 1 Even Month After Launch

Adrian Werner, today, 13:31

One month after its release on Steam, Sea of Thieves remains the best-selling game on the website. This is all the more remarkable because it is currently undergoing a summer sale and this title has not been discounted.

Summer Game Fest - More Than 60 Demos of Upcoming Xbox One Games

Michael Kulakowski, yesterday, 22:04

Microsoft has announced that as part of the Summer Game Fest event in the second half of this month it will release more than sixty demos of upcoming Xbox One games from large and independent developers. The action will last less than a week.

Fallout 76 Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Jacob Blazewicz, yesterday, 18:08

Microsoft revealed Xbox Game Pass offer for early July. Games added to the subscription's catalogue include Soulcalibur VI and Fallout 76.

Xbox Among Top 100 Brands in the World; No Sony and PlayStation

Bart Swiatek, yesterday, 13:02

Xbox was ranked 65th in the BrandZ Global Top 100 ranking, presenting one hundred most valuable brands in the world. Interestingly, the ranking does not include the competing PlayStation.

What Instead of E3? Schedule of Upcoming Conferences [Update #18]

Milosz Szubert, 30 June 2020, 19:40

In recent months we have had a lot of announcements of online events to fill the void after the coronavirus canceled most industry events. In this news, you will find a list of the most important of them.

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition With New Update 2.8

Milosz Szubert, 30 June 2020, 14:46

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition has received another update, numbered 2.8. Among other things, it adds a new map and a number of codes to this refreshed version of the popular RTS, as well as eliminates several technical issues.

Halo The Master Chief Collection - Differences in Chinese Version

Agnes Adamus, 29 June 2020, 21:52

A comparison of two versions of Halo The Master Chief Collection - the Chinese version and the „general” one, which has been published on most of the world's markets - has appeared on the web. We can see on it that the changes included mainly enemy models and the cut-scene showing Gravemind.

Microsoft: Perfect Dark and Fable Twitter Placeholders are Nothing Big

Bart Swiatek, 29 June 2020, 15:05

Aaron Greenberg - head of Xbox's marketing department - informed that recently discovered accounts related to the Perfect Dark and Fable brands have been registered on Twitter as part of standard practice aimed at IP protection. Their appearance does not necessarily mean the announcement of new installments of the series.

Lockhart - New Unofficial Info on Xbox Series X's Smaller Brother

qjin, 28 June 2020, 19:40

New unofficial information has leaked about the Xbox Series S console, previously known under the code name Lockhart, which is to be a cheaper version of Xbox Series X. We learned a partial specification of Microsoft's device.

Minecraft Dungeons - Jungle Awakens DLC Release Date

Adrian Werner, 28 June 2020, 16:25

Mojang announced the release date of Jungle Awakens, the first paid DLC for Minecraft: Dungeons. Along with the addition, an update will be released, which will enrich the game with a new dungeon.

Only 25% Players Completed Ori and the Will of the Wisps and That's a Good Result

Adrian Werner, 25 June 2020, 11:39

Moon Game Studios reported that more than 2 million players played Ori and the Will of the Wisps and only 25% of them completed the main story. This result may seem low, but in fact the devs have no reason to be ashamed.

New Titles Coming to Xbox Game Pass - i.e. Observation

Paul Wozniak, 24 June 2020, 18:52

Today we found out what new titles will be available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers in the coming days. Among the new games will be an unusual game from No Code - Observation.

Minecraft Nether Update - Version 1.16 Launches Today

Michael Kulakowski, 23 June 2020, 19:57

As planned, the latest major update for Minecraft, called Nether, has been released. It focuses on the title Nether, enriching the dangerous dimension with many attractions such as new biomes, materials and mobs.

Minecraft Dungeons Becomes May's Biggest Debut

Adrian Werner, 23 June 2020, 11:22

Minecraft Dungeons proved to be the best digital debut of May. In addition, Epic Games Store's giveaways of GTA 5 and Civilization 6 were great successes, with both games recording not only a large increase in user numbers but also in revenue.

Xbox Series S May Cost Half the Price of Xbox Series X

Smoczy, 18 June 2020, 13:39

Information has appeared on the web, suggesting that Xbox Series S may cost half the price of its stronger version - Xbox Series X.

Minecraft Nether Update Gets a Release Date

Adrian Werner, 18 June 2020, 12:07

We've learned the release date of the long-awaited Nether Update for Minecraft. Adventurous users can already download the pre-release version of the patch.

Grounded From Obsidian With Demo on Steam

Michael Kulakowski, 16 June 2020, 20:58

The demo of Grounded, a new survival game from Obsidian Entertainment, is available on Steam and Xbox One. We play as children reduced to the size of ants that have to survive in a home garden. The demo version will be available only until the end of this week.

XSX Smart Delivery - List of Supported Titles and New Details

Agnes Adamus, 15 June 2020, 23:25

Today, Microsoft shared new information about Smart Delivery. From the post published on the Xbox Wire website, we learned how the process of moving titles between both generations of consoles will take place. We also learned the first list of game available in the service.

Not Only Xbox Series X - Microsoft May Have More Consoles Ready

mikos, 15 June 2020, 13:32

The latest reports suggest that we will be dealing with more than one next-generation console from Microsoft.

Xbox Game Pass in June - Thronebreaker, BattleTech and More

Jacob Blazewicz, 10 June 2020, 21:47

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will soon appear in the offer of Xbox Game Pass. In addition, in June, as part of Microsoft's service, we will be able to play games from the Kingdom Hearts, BattleTech and No Man's Sky series, among others.

Xbox Series X Show - Microsoft May Postpone the June Event

Milosz Szubert, 09 June 2020, 16:31

According to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, Microsoft has initially decided to postpone this month's Xbox 20/20 broadcast scheduled to August. The reason for this is to be Sony's conference. At the same time, we have received confirmation that the July conference is not threatened so far.

Phil Spencer: Game Pass and Players More Important Than Console Sales

Agnes Adamus, 09 June 2020, 09:16

During a recent interview for BBC, Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox brand, revealed the company's strategy. He believes Microsoft does not pay attention to console sales results and focuses on taking care of players' needs by developing services such as Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft Drops Adding Game Keys in Xbox Sets

Milosz Szubert, 08 June 2020, 18:22

Microsoft has made changes to the activation of digital versions of games added to its consoles. These will not be present in the form of a game key, but will automatically be assigned to the profile to which we first log in on our newly purchased device.

Steam has Shown the Strength of Sea of Thieves

Milosz Szubert, 08 June 2020, 15:15

Sea of Thieves is doing great on Steam. The pirate production from Rare was the most popular item on Valve's platform last week. Moreover, according to SteamDB data, last Sunday the title was launched by more than 41 thousand people at the same time.

PS5 Can do Things „Impossible on Other Hardware”

Bart Swiatek, 08 June 2020, 13:27

A developer who has worked at Sony claims that the incredible speed of the PS5's SSD enables the console to do things that cannot be done on other platforms. However, in his opinion, the biggest leap forward in the next generation will be that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be equipped with an SSD by default.

Successful Launch of Sea of Thieves on Steam

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 June 2020, 18:46

Sea of Thieves made its launch on Steam, two years after the original release. Rare's latest game has already reached the top of Steam's bestseller list.

Flight Simulator 2020 - New Video Shows Impressive Realism and Visuals

Darius Matusiak, 31 May 2020, 19:35

The devs of Microsoft Flight Simulator added another realistic element to the project. Navigation data will be updated in the same way as in reality.

Xbox Series X Will Run Older Games in Up to 120 Fps

mikos, 29 May 2020, 13:56

Microsoft promises thousands of games in backwards compatibility on Xbox Series X and to use the full power of next gen to improve their performance.

There Will be Enough Xbox Series X for Everyone

Sodar, 28 May 2020, 13:24

Soon after the launch, interest in the new Xbox Series X may be very high. However, Phil Spencer from Microsoft ensures that there is enough consoles for everyone.

Wasteland 3 - Combat and Character Progression on New Gameplay

Milosz Szubert, 28 May 2020, 12:48

Another gameplay from Wasteland 3, the long-awaited next instalment of the popular series of post-apocalyptic RPGs from inXile Entertainment, appeared online. The gmae will appear on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 28.

Minecraft: Dungeons Bug Might Wipe SSD Clean During Uninstall

Bart Swiatek, 28 May 2020, 10:31

A very serious bug was found in the PC launcher of Minecraft: Dungeons. The bug removes all contents of the SSD when uninstalling the app using Windows' „add/remove programs” function.

Release of Minecraft: Dungeons - Accessible Hack and Slash

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 May 2020, 20:32

Today marks the launch of Minecraft: Dungeons. The Hack'n'slash set in the universe of Mojang Studios' popular sandbox game is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Minecraft Dungeons DLC Info Leaked

Adrian Werner, 24 May 2020, 17:30

Game files of te pre-release version of Minecraft: Dungeons contained images and screenshots from two upcoming DLCs for the game, Creeping Winter and Jungle Awakens.

First Reviews: Minecraft Dungeons - Charming Diablo Clone, but Lacks Depth

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 May 2020, 14:00

First reviews of Minecraft Dungeons have appeared on the Internet. Critics agree that Mojang delivered a nice and accessible production, but also one which will not necessarily appeal to hardcore dungeon crawler fans.

Releases Date and Price of Sea of Thieves on Steam

Paul Wozniak, 21 May 2020, 19:59

Today we found out when Sea of Thieves will launch on Steam. We also learned the price of the game on the day of its launch.

New RPG From InXile Entertainment Will Run on Unreal Engine 5

DS, 20 May 2020, 12:02

InXile Entertainment confirmed on their Twitter profile that their next, currently developed, game will be powered by Unreal Engine 5.

Gears of War 3, Hackers and PlayStation 3

Christian Pieniazek, 19 May 2020, 20:47

Gears of War 3 was developed exclusively for Xbox 360. Are you sure? A former hacker presented a long gameplay version of the working (with some problems, but still) version on PlayStation 3. As he says, he has no idea why it was developed at all.

Minecraft Sales Exceeded 200 Million Copies

Agnes Adamus, 18 May 2020, 19:43

Microsoft boasted of the sales of Minecraft. According to the data provided, the game has sold more than 200 million copies and 126 million people play in it every month.

Hellblade 2 Will be Powered by Unreal Engine 5

qjin, 14 May 2020, 12:27

Phil Spencer announced that Hellblade II: Senua's Saga, Ninja Theory's upcoming game, is being powered by Unreal Engine 5. By the way, we learned that more titles created under the Xbox Game Studios label will benefit from the new version of Epic Games' technology.

Age of Empires 2 Remains the Most Popular RTS on the Market

Czarus, 10 May 2020, 19:57

Age of Empires 2 is experiencing a renaissance. If you believe Steam's statistics, this iconic RTS is as popular as the top games on Valve's platform.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Alpha on New Screenshots

Conrad Hazi, 09 May 2020, 15:35

A pack of new screenshots from the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator, which was taken by alpha version testers, has appeared to the Internet. We can see on them several planes, different sceneries, and a beautiful sky. We have to admit that the game looks great.

Which Games Can be Transfered From XONE to Xbox Series X for Free?

Adrian Werner, 08 May 2020, 11:29

We've learned a list of games that use Smart Delivery, a system under which a purchase of the Xbox One version will enable us to receive the game's Xbox Series X edition for free.

Yakuza 7 is Coming to PC, XONE and Xbox Series X

Adrian Werner, 07 May 2020, 17:55

Sega announced that Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be released on PCs, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. In the case of the latter hardware platform, it will be a launch title.

Let's Watch Xbox 20/20 With AC Valhalla on XSX [Over]

Adrian Werner, 07 May 2020, 17:00

Today, at 8 AM PDT the firts Xbox 20/20 presentation will start, during which the first gameplay fragments from Xbox Series X titles will be shown. We will see, among others, AC Valhalla.

Red Dead Redemption 2 and DayZ Now in Xbox Game Pass

Milosz Szubert, 07 May 2020, 16:07

Today, two games - Red Dead Redemption II and DayZ - have their launch in the Xbox Game Pass service on consoles. Another hit of Rockstar - Grand Theft Auto V - leaves the list.

Halo 2 Anniversary PC Launch Date

Christian Pieniazek, 05 May 2020, 22:13

Hello 2: The anniversary is coming to PC. Today, Microsoft has revealed when the game will be added to the Halo: The Master Chief Collection compilation and published its atmospheric teaser.

Microsoft Announces Monthly Presentations of XSX Games

Christian Pieniazek, 05 May 2020, 21:16

Microsoft has shared its plans for 2020. As it turns out, Thursday's Inside Xbox will start a series of events, during which the company will present novelties prepared for Xbox Series X (but not only that).

Here's the Startup Screen of Xbox Series X

Christian Pieniazek, 05 May 2020, 20:53

A video presenting the startup screen of the Xbox Series X console has appeared on the web. Microsoft is heating up the atmosphere just before the upcoming Inside Xbox event, during which we will see several games in action, including, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.

Free Forza Street Launches on Android and iOS

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 May 2020, 20:51

Forza Street launched today on mobile devices. For the next month, we will receive valuable gifts for logging in to this free game, especially if we have a Samsung Galaxy.

AMD: PS5 and Xbox Series X Will Launch at the End of Year

Bart Swiatek, 04 May 2020, 14:38

During the conversation with investors, AMD's CEO Dr. Lisa Su said that the launch of next-gen consoles, i.e. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, should take place during the holiday season this year.