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Video games can help stop kids feeling lonely while stuck at home

By Drew Cattanach, University of Westminster Schools are out for who knows how long. This new reality provides a unique challenge for parents who have...

Minecraft Marketplace gets free educational content in face of coronavirus

A host of free educational content will be added to the Minecraft Marketplace in response to the coronavirus crisis. "Educators around the world are doing everything they...

Xbox Series X ray tracing shown off using Minecraft

Xbox Series X ray tracing has been demonstrated using Minecraft, and we've got some comparision shots for you to check out. With ray tracing on, Minecraft looks wholly...

The games you should (and shouldn’t) play in quarantine

So how about that COVID-19? Either it's The Division 2's most impressive (literal) viral marketing campaign ever, or it's actually some serious, serious shit....

Gaming is for Everyone: Phil Spencer on inclusivity & accessibility

Xbox head Phil Spencer spoke with Stevivor about Microsoft's Gaming is for Everyone initiative; one that seeks to ensure games are inclusive, accessible and...

Microsoft’s James Gwertzman on the benefits of Game Stack

At GDC 2019, Microsoft announced a bundle of services called Game Stack. Combining the likes of Azure, PlayFab, DirectX, Visual Studio, Xbox Live, App...

Aussies voted in The Outer Worlds as best Xbox Game Pass title

Aussies have spoken, recently taking part in an Xbox Game Pass Hottest 10 vote and naming The Outer Worlds as the big winner. Mirroring a similar Triple...

Minecraft PS4 cross-play finally here with Bedrock Version

Minecraft PS4 cross-play is finally here in the form of the game's free, unifed Bedrock Version. "Starting tomorrow, Minecraft players on the PlayStation 4 Edition will begin...

The “Xbox experience” stops Halo on PS5 or Switch, says Phil Spencer

Xbox head Phil Spencer said he isn't considering the use of Microsoft Game Stack to release first-party titles like Halo on other platforms. According...

Vatican priest making own, less-toxic Minecraft server

A Vatican priest is planning to launch a Minecraft server that aims to cater to a less-toxic community. Fr. Robert Ballecer, a Jesuit priest who's studied engineering...

PS4 cross-play support now enabled for any title that wants it

PS4 cross-play support has left a beta test period and is now available for any title that wishes to use it. The confirmation -- of...

Xbox might make some new franchises multiplatform

Xbox may allow some of its new franchises to be multiplatform, Xbox first-party studios head Matt Booty has said. "Yeah, I think we would," Booty...

Growtopia a free-to-play 2D Minecraft-like on Xbox, PS4, Switch

Growtopia is a free-to-play 2D Minecraft-like published by Ubisoft and available now on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch consoles. Available on iOS and Android devices since 2013...

All Amazon Prime Day Australia 2019 video game sales

Amazon Prime Day Australia is live, taking place over 15 and 16 July. There are a ton of video game deals to be had,...

E3 2019 Game Critics Awards nominees have been named

The E3 2019 Game Critics Awards nominees have today been named, and we've got the full list for you below. Before you ask, judges needed...

Minecraft Dungeons announced at E3 2019

Minecraft Dungeons was today announced by Microsoft at its E3 2019 Xbox press conference. "Minecraft Dungeons is a brand-new game from the creators of Minecraft...

Xbox E3 2019 sales have just started in Australia

Xbox E3 2019 sales have just kicked off in Australia, with JB Hi-Fi leading the charge as part of the Xbox Deals Unlocked promotion. According...

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...

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 One S All Digital Edition not available in Australia at launch

Microsoft's worst-kept secret, the Xbox One S All Digital Edition, has finally been confirmed. At the same time, Microsoft has advised that Australia won't...