New Xbox Patent Sounds Cool For People Buying Games On Disc

Photo: Luke Plunkett Microsoft have applied for a patent that, while not a perfect solution for every gripe you may have with modern consoles and digital ownershipmay nevertheless be a great step forward for anyone who has a catalog of games they own on disc but have bought (or are thinking of buying) a digital-only … Read more

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Once, long ago, buying and playing a video game was pretty easy. You bought the disc or cart, stuck it in the console, and hit play. Not so much anymore. Case in point: The not-so-great cloud-streaming-only versions of Kingdom Hearts released on Switch earlier this year recently got an update, and now feature a warning … Read more

‘Starfield’ And ‘Redfall’ Delays Are Bad News But Is Xbox Doomed?

Bethesda’s premiere 2022 releases have been delayed. Credit: Bethesda No doubt, the fact that Bethesda’s two big Xbox and PC exclusives have been delayed into 2023 is bad news for Microsoft and Xbox gamers. Starfield was supposed to come out on 11/11/22—a release date that was apparently set “in ink, not pencil” according to Bethesda … Read more

Wonderlands Crossplay Still Broken, So Just Buy A New Console

Image: Gearbox / Xbox / Kotaku Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands was released on March 25. At launch, the game suffered from numerous server issues and problems with lag. Eventually, a lot of that was fixed. However, 38 days later, crossplay across certain platforms is still a mess. And so, tired of waiting for the crossplay woes … Read more

The Xbox Series X/S Now Has Another Rare, Truly Next-Gen Game

Screenshot: FoamPunch The delineation between console generations is muddier than ever. Microsoft’s two next-gen machines, the Xbox Series X and the slightly lower-powered Xbox Series S, have been out for about a year and a half. In that time, you can count the number of true next-gen Xbox games on one hand. The rare qualifier: … Read more

All in Games SA : Chernobylite Now on Next-Gen Consoles and Enhanced on PC!

Chernobylitethe survival horror RPG set in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, has launched on PlayStation 5 and XboxSeries X|S. Stalkers on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can upgrade to the next-gen version of Chernobylite through a free update. In addition, a new PC Enhanced Edition is also available as a free update. Watch the release trailer: … Read more

Veteran Xbox Dev For Game Pass Leaves Microsoft After 19 Years

Microsoft’s head of Xbox research and design, Chris Novak, will leave the company after nearly two decades, he announced yesterday. The veteran console architect was a leading creative force in a division that oversaw the creation of everything from achievements to Game Passa service that upended the way many people buy and play games. “I … Read more

Microsoft’s Making New Xbox Ad Tech For Games

Image: Xbox / Epic / Kotaku Raise your hand if you’re excited to see more ads inside your favorite video games? I don’t see any hands. Well, bad news: A new report claims that Microsoft is building an advertising program to give “select brands” the ability to buy ads that will then appear in free-to-play … Read more

Xbox Series X Insider Leaks New Change to Console

The first Xbox Series X revision has been reportedly leaked, but the incoming change is not a very major one. Throughout a console generation, console manufacturers tweak the design of their consoles with one goal in mind: reducing production cost. Like its competitors, Microsoft doesn’t make much money on hardware. In fact, for the first … Read more