Tag Archives: Microsoft

Xbox One backwards compatibility launch list hits next week ahead of update

The full list of backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles for Xbox One is set to arrive next Monday. In a response to a question on Twitter, Microsoft’sPhil Spencer stated the backwards compatibility games list would be revealed in full on November 9th – three days ahead of the firmware update’s …

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Halo 5 ‘smashes record with biggest Halo launch in history’, says Microsoft

Microsoft has said that the launch of Halo 5: Guardians is the biggest in the franchise’s history. Seeing as the game has the smallest UK launch sales for any main numbered entry in the series to date, however, how has the game achieved this? One week after launching worldwide, Halo …

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Xbox One Elite controller will be in short supply until December

Microsoft’s premium game pad for the Xbox One has almost sold out at retail. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller was released last week, costing 120, and includes a range of customisation options and additional features for gamers looking to tweak their playing experience. At over double the standard Xbox One …

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Halo 5 made more money in first 24 hours than Spectre

007 may have a licence to kill, but it was Master Chief that emerged triumphant in last week’s battle of the brands. Halo 5: Guardians generated 7.7m during its first 24 hours on sale, Xbox has announced, beating the Box Office opening for the new James Bond movie Spectre. The …

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A Tomb with a view: Can Rise of the Tomb Raider keep Lara’s legacy alive?

Before 2013, Tomb Raider had arguably found itself with one foot in the grave. A single digital spin-off – Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, which omitted the Tomb Raider name – filled the five-year gap between 2008’s Tomb Raider: Underworld and Crystal Dynamics’ self-titled reboot of the series. …

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Microsoft expects a ‘pretty massive migration’ from 360 to Xbox One this Christmas

Many existing Xbox 360 owners who have been waiting to upgrade to Xbox One will do so this Christmas. That’s the prediction of Xbox global marketing boss Aaron Greenberg who has told GameSpot that the tens of millions of existing 360 players could be a big boost in Xbox One’s …

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Xbox UK plots multi-million Tomb Raider ad blitz

Microsoft is backing Rise of the Tomb Raider with an expensive and unusual marketing push. The sequel to 2013’s reboot of the franchise is exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360 for 12 months and launches on November 13th. There will be a multi-million pound UK marketing investment to support …

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Here’s 343’s explanation for why Halo’s Cortana is naked

The Master Chief wears so much armour he could surely barely move, which serves also to highlight the contrast with Cortana’s choice of clothing. Or lack of, as she doesn’t wear any. 343’s Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor has in an interview with GamesRadar tried to explain the disparity. "She’s …

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Microsoft: Tomb Raider can rise to the Fallout 4 challenge

Releasing on the same week as Fallout 4 is no easy task, but Microsoft is hopeful that Rise of the Tomb Raider will not lose out in its sales battle with Bethesda’s RPG. Speaking to KindaFunnyGames in an interview transcribed by VG247, Xbox’s head of marketing Aaron Greenberg admitted that …

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