July 2015’s Games with Gold for Xbox revealed

This is the second anniversary of the Games with Gold program, heavily inspired by Sony’s PlayStation Plus. To celebrate, Games with Gold will offer two free games on the Xbox One every month. Microsoft heard our gripes about Pool Nation and its lengthy stint as a Game with Gold. In July, the  will get Assassin’s Creed IV: more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of June 17, 2015

There’s not a whole lot in the way of releases this week, it’s like everybody in the game industry was busy doing something like E3 2015. Quantum Rush: Champions is a futuristic-racing game on Xbox One that allows you to speed it up on earth and in space. Your ships have mounted cannons and can pickup more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of June 10, 2015

Lo and behold, there is an actual Xbox 360 arcade title this week! Monster Jam Battlegrounds brings all the action of the giant truck tour to your 360 with stadium and arena events, skill and stunt challenges. Drive 23 licensed trucks including Grave Digger and Monster Mutt in five authentic Monster Jam stadiums. In Stunt Mode, more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of June 3, 2015

SteamWorld Dig is a critically acclaimed Metroid-vania about a mining robot named Rusty, and it has made its way to the Xbox One. His uncle has left him the claim to an abandoned mine, beginning an adventure that will see him get rich or die mining. As Rusty digs deeper into the earth, he will uncover more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of May 27, 2015

It’s a veritable summer smorgasbord of games as we close out the month of May. Rogue Legacy, a platforming roguelike that challenges the main character’s descendants to continue their mission, arrives on the Xbox One. It’s not as simple as that, though. Your descendant is not a chip off the old heroic block. There’s guaranteed to be more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of May 20, 2015

It’s time again to take a look at the titles we’ll be playing this week in the Xbox Live Marketplace. First up is the Xbox One’s Spy Chameleon, an arcade-puzzler that will test the player’s ability to blend into their surroundings. Tackle five missions and 75 levels of super secret stuff that only a chameleon could pull more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of May 13, 2015

It’s time for some puzzle platforming on the Xbox One with Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark. There are serious problems at the Particle Zoo. Leptons, glutons and bosons are taking the place over. It’s up to Schrodinger’s Cat to save the day and set things right. Use four different color-coded Quarks to fix more »

May Xbox One update brings dedicated servers for party chat

It’s time again for the Xbox One to roll out some new features. May’s update goes live today and fulfills some long-running fan requests. Preview audience members got a sneak peek at party chats with dedicated servers, not this feature is rolling out for everyone. This should seriously increase the up time on party chat. more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of May 6, 2015

I think Xbox Live is contractually obligated to offer up at least one zombie-themed game per week. This time, it’s a Kinect offering. Slice Zombies on Xbox One asks players to hold off the zombie apocalypse with their bare hands. Cut, grab and shoot them before your brains end up on the menu. Slice Zombies is $9.99. Ultratron is a robot-themed more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of April 29, 2015

Yea verily, the Shovel Knight hath arrived on Xbox One. One of 2014’s best platformers brings a few new secrets to the land of Microsoft, including the freakin’ Battletoads. You heard me, those 90s era icons of badassery are unlockable as playable characters in this version of Shovel Knight. There are also elements from the legendary 90s hit, more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of April 22, 2015

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles brings the Metroidvania style to Ubisoft’s juggernaut of a series, and to the Xbox One. Guide assassin Shao Jun on a quest for vengeance against the Chinese Emperor. Sneak around, avoid guards and bring justice to 16th century China. Chronicles is $9.99, or free to owners of the season pass. Infinity Runner on Xbox more »

Xbox One April update adds includes voice messages and party chat fixes

New Xbox One features are currently available to preview members, while the rest of us will see them next month. Voice messaging was conspicuously absent as we transitioned from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. Soon that feature will be here. Players will also be able to message from Xbox 360 to and vice versa. Party more »