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IGEA data says Aussies spent $4 billion on video games in 2018

New data released by the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) values local 2018 video games spending to be a whopping $4,029 billion AUD....

Xbox Game Pass June 2019 removals and additions

Microsoft has detailed some of the titles that will be added and removed to the Xbox Game Pass program in June 2019. Here's what's coming...

Xbox Backwards Compatible sale offers discounts up to 75% off

Microsoft's Backwards Compatible sale is now on, offering discounts on original Xbox and Xbox 360 games that can be played on your Xbox One. The...

Nintendo also looks to use Microsoft’s Azure for streaming

Nintendo may also be looking to leverage Microsoft's Azure cloud technology for a streaming service of its own, it's recently been reported. Industry analyst David...

Xbox head Phil Spencer is committed to stomping out gaming toxicity

Xbox head Phil Spencer has posted a lengthy op-ed that details the publisher's plan to eliminate toxicity in video games. "Gaming is for everyone, Spencer...

Minecraft Earth is a mobile AR game in celebration of its 10th birthday

Minecraft Earth was announced by Microsoft over the weekend, an upcoming mobile augmented reality (AR) game that will celebrate ten years of the franchise. "The game’s...

Microsoft, Sony partner to develop cloud streaming solutions

Microsoft and Sony have today announced a strategic partnership to develop cloud streaming solutions for gaming- and content-streaming. "Under the memorandum of understanding signed by...

Gears 5 release date, cover art leaked by Taiwanese ratings site

The Gears 5 release date and cover art have likely been leaked by the Taiwanese classification board ahead of a proper reveal by Microsoft. The site (via...

First-person Ryse prototype found on Xbox dev kit

Video from a first-person Ryse prototype has been discovered on an Xbox 360 dev kit and has been subsequently posted to the internet for...

Xbox Game Pass Quests now available in Australia

Xbox Game Pass Quests are now available in Australia, Microsoft's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb has confirmed. As we've previously detailed, Xbox Game Pass subscribers can...

Halo Master Chief Collection supports cross-saves on PC

Halo The Master Chief Collection will support cross-saves between Windows PC and Xbox One at launch, but not cross-platform play at that time, developer 343...

These are examples of acceptable trash talk on Xbox Live

Microsoft has updated its Community Standards to include examples of acceptable trash talk over Xbox Live. "We get it—gaming can be competitive and interactions with...

Sea of Thieves’ Anniversary update adds 1,000 Gamerscore

The free Sea of Thieves Anniversary update is available now, offering up a whopping 1,000 new Gamerscore to earn across The Arena, The Hunter's...

Notch will not be part of Minecraft’s 10th anniversary celebrations

Minecraft creator Marcus 'Notch' Persson will not be part of the game's 10-year anniversary plans, Variety has confirmed with Microsoft. Microsoft told the publication that Notch's...

Xbox Games with Gold May 2019: Marooned Golf

Xbox Games with Gold May 2019 free titles were today announced by Microsoft. Those who subscribe to the Xbox Live Gold service will be able...

Friendly Fire Show 137: Game of the month

Steve and Ben are back again detailing the Game of April 2019 in Friendly Fire Show episode 137. This week, we're light on news and...

Microsoft won’t confirm 3-, 6-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subs

For the moment, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will only be available as a monthly subscription, Microsoft has told Stevivor. Announced earlier in the month, we...

Xbox One April update allows for easier uninstall, restarts

The Xbox One April update is rolling out to all users, allowing easier access to uninstall content and restart the console itself. The update, first...

Here’s how much Forza Street’s microtransactions cost

Forza Street is available now on Windows PC ahead of a release on iOS and Android devices, and we've a list of its real-world cash...

Five more Xbox 360 back compat games now Xbox One X Enhanced

Five more Xbox 360 backwards compatible games are now Xbox One X Enhanced, offering 4K support on the Xbox One X itself. As detailed today...