Minecraft: Education Edition Early Access Kicks Off

Microsoft and Mojang announced that the Minecraft: Education Edition early access program is kicking off today ahead of the official launch in September. This version has incorporated a lot of the feedback provided by over 2000 educators and students during the beta period this past May. The current build includes the following features: Easy Classroom Collaboration: enables students to collaborat...

Major Xbox User Experience Update Arriving Soon

Xbox One is getting another major update to its user experience. As usual, those part of Xbox Preview programs will be able to get an early look at the upcoming changes this week on Xbox One and later in the month for the Windows 10 Xbox app. Microsoft has announced this is the first of a two part update that will continue to blur the line between Xbox and Windows gaming. The Xbox and Windows Game...

May 2016’s Games With Gold Announced

As April wraps up, Microsoft has announced May’s Games with Gold titles. This month’s titles are mostly indie games, both new and old. Defense Grid 2 on Xbox One will be free for the entire month of May. Costume Quest 2 for Xbox One will be free from May 16-June 15. Xbox 360 owners will be able to pick up GRID 2 from May 1-15 and then Peggle from May 16-31. Both games are compatible wi...

Gears of War 4 Special Editions and Season Pass Detailed

Microsoft has announced that they will be offering a few special editions of Gears of War 4 when it is released worldwide on October 11th. Those who are big fans of the series and have cash burning a hole in their pocket will likely be interested in picking up the $249.99 Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition that comes with a copy of the game, Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition SteelBook and Se...

Gears of War 4 ‘Tomorrow’ Trailer Unveiled

With the new season of Fear the Walking Dead debuting tonight Microsoft and The Coalition decided to fit a little something special in for fans of the Gears of War franchise. This came in the form of a brand new trailer for Gears of War 4 and if you weren’t keeping an eye out on the show then you won’t have to worry as the video has already been released online by the company and can b...

Gears of War 4 to be Released Worldwide on October 11th

Microsoft and The Coalition have announced that they will be releasing Gears of War 4 worldwide on October 11th as an Xbox One exclusive. As something of a reminder the company also re-announced that they will be holding a beta for those who purchased Gears of War: Ultimate Edition starting on April 18th and will open up to all Xbox Live Gold members on April 25th which will then run until May 1st...

Quantum Break Review

Quantum Break Developer: Remedy Entertainment Publisher: Microsoft Studios Platforms: PC, Xbox One (Reviewed) Release Date: April 5, 2016 Price: $59.99 US – Available Here $99.95 AUS – Available Here Overview Remedy Entertainment has long been known for creating memorable and somewhat risky series. They hit the market with their first memorable series, Max Payne, back in 2001 and once ...

Xbox Newsbeat: March 18, 2016

This week’s Xbox Newsbeat is packed with news on Halo, new Xbox One controllers, Quantum Break, Forza Motorsport 6, and Song of the Deep. Get Ready for the Halo World Championship 2016 After months of crowdfunding, weeks of qualifiers, and who knows how many hours of practice, the Halo World Championship 2016 are finally upon us. Boasting the largest crowdfunding prize pool ever for a consol...

Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta to Begin on April 18th

Microsoft and The Coalition have announced that they plan on launching the Gears of War 4 early access beta that will be available for everyone who owns a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on April 18th and run to April 24th. For everyone else the beta will open up to everyone, at least those who have Xbox Live Gold, on April 25th and will run through May 1st. During the Gears of War 4 beta p...

Quantum Break Nets an Early Cinematic Launch Trailer

It may be three weeks before Quantum Break‘s release date of April 5th but considering the game went gold a couple of weeks ago, it seems that Microsoft and Remedy Entertainment simply wanted to get the cinematic launch trailer out of the way, even if it is fairly early. The trailer can be found below and follows Jack Joyce who continues to fight in an unstable world where time stutters back...

Xbox Newsbeat: March 11, 2016

This week’s Xbox Newsbeat brings updates on the Halo World Championship, Ori and the Blind Forest, Sea of Thieves, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Final Groups for Halo World Championship Revealed The Halo World Championship kicks off next week on March 18. Ahead of the tournament, organizers have announced the four groups that will duke it out for their part of the 2.5 million dol...

Xbox Newsbeat: March 3, 2016

News from last week’s Microsoft press conference is finally being released! This week’s Xbox Newsbeat delivers the skinny on the next Forza, Quantum Break, and more. Xbox and Lamborghini Partner for the Next Chapter of Forza Big news for racing fans, Microsoft and Lamborghini announced their upcoming partnership at the 86th Geneva International Motorshow. Lamborghini’s Centenario...

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