Samsung smart TVs now support Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming

Samsung television owners can now play cloud-based Xbox Game Pass titles on their 2022 smart TV models. A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced a partnership with Samsung to get the Xbox App along with Xbox Game Pass integrated into the South Korean electronics giant’s televisions. Xbox’s official blog has more details: Today, we’re excited to … Read more

MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one

Baseball season is finally here. With that comes a new MLB The Show. Surprisingly, this year’s game is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one. The announcement was made this morning via Xbox Wire: We’re delighted to announce that MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one and will be available on … Read more

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now supports backward compatible games on Android

Microsoft is making sixteen original Xbox and Xbox 360 games playable on Android smartphones and tablets through Xbox Cloud Gaming for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. According to Microsoft (via Xbox Wire): Today we’re embarking on a new journey for the backward compatibility program: Taking it to the cloud. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now tap … Read more

Immortals Fenyx Rising demo available now

Over a month after its launch, Ubisoft has released a demo for Immortals Fenyx Rising on PC and consoles. The new demo is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X. The demo was previously exclusive to Google Stadia. In a post on Xbox Wire, Ubisoft’s Mikel Reparaz details what’s in the … Read more

Microsoft reverses course on Xbox Live Gold price hike

In a quick about-face, Microsoft has reversed its decision to double the price of new Xbox Live Gold memberships. As we reported yesterday, Microsoft announced that they were hiking the price of Xbox Live Gold for new members. The price increase doubled what you’d pay for an annual subscription. After a tremendous backlash on Twitter … Read more

Xbox Live Gold just doubled in price for a new one-year subscription equivalent

Microsoft is hiking the price of Xbox Live Gold for new members. The price increase doubles what you’d pay for an annual subscription. “Going forward, new pricing will be 1-month for $10.99, 3-months for $29.99, and 6-months for $59.99, or your local market equivalent,” the company announced via its official blog, Xbox Wire. “If you’re … Read more

Pulse Red is the latest Xbox Series X wireless controller color option

Xbox owners will soon have a new wireless controller color option for their Series X. Microsoft revealed the Pulse Red color today. Currently, the three colors for the new Xbox Series X wireless controller are Carbon Black, Robot White, and Shock Blue. Here is how they describe the new Pulse Red controller option: With a … Read more

ARK II is an Xbox Series X and S console exclusive

Microsoft confirmed today that ARK II is launching as a console exclusive on Xbox Series X and S. Last week, ARK II was announced at The Game Awards. It is coming in 2022 alongside the new ARK: The Animated Series. Both the animation and the video game feature the actor Vin Diesel, who is joining the Studio … Read more

You can now pre-install certain Xbox Game Pass titles before they arrive

Microsoft is adding a neat new feature to Xbox Game Pass. It lets you pre-install upcoming games before they even arrive on the service. The new feature is part of November’s Xbox console update. Here are more details via Xbox Wire: You can now view, add to “Play later,” and even pre-install certain games before … Read more

November’s Xbox console update adds Auto HDR, Optimized for Series X|S tags

This month’s Xbox console update has a few new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Microsoft is adding six new dynamic backgrounds on Xbox Series X and S. The options add motion and color to the home screen. They are based on previous Xbox console generations and popular profile themes. More dynamic backgrounds are expected … Read more

Microsoft reveals Xbox Series X|S streaming apps

Microsoft has announced new details on the streaming options for Xbox Series X and S. “We know our players love to catch up on the latest shows or listen to their favorite artists on their Xbox consoles when they aren’t gaming,” Will Tuttle writes for Microsoft. “At Xbox, our goal is to make the transition … Read more

EA Play coming to Xbox Game Pass on November 10

Microsoft has announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will gain free access to EA Play starting on November 10. The additional Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefit was previously announced. Now we have a specific start date. It just so happens to coincide with the launch of Xbox Series X and S. DEALS Try Xbox … Read more

Over 2,000 indie games have shipped on ID@Xbox, generating $1.5B for devs

Microsoft announced on Friday that its ID@Xbox program (ID stands for independent developer) has seen over 2,000 indie games released since its inception. In addition, Microsoft has paid out more than $1.5 billion to indie developers. The 2,000 indie game milestone was reached last week with the launch of the multiplayer underwater shooter Swimsanity. ID@Xbox allows … Read more