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Halo 4’s ‘map pass’ covers nine multiplayer maps

The ‘War Games Map Pass’ for Halo 4 will already be included in the ‘limited edition’ release of the game, but here are more details  for those who want to buy it as a stand-alone piece of DLC.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Halo 4’s ‘map pass’ covers nine multiplayer maps

The Forerunners say hello in Halo 4’s gameplay trailer

If you were watching “Sons of Anarchy” in the US this evening (I wasn’t, because I live in a small box in the woods) then you may well have caught sight of a Halo 4 gameplay trailer.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on The Forerunners say hello in Halo 4’s gameplay trailer

Mobile-esque subscriptions “pivotal” for Xbox business, says Microsoft

The subscription model used for mobile phone contracts is “pivotal” to the future of the Xbox business, so says Microsoft’s manager for interactive entertainment and marketing Matt Barlow.

By John Robertson | 23 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Mobile-esque subscriptions “pivotal” for Xbox business, says Microsoft

Rally pack announced for Forza Horizon

Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios have announced that Forza Horizon Rally will be the first DLC expansion for Forza Horizon. 

By John Robertson | 17 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Rally pack announced for Forza Horizon

Lionhead staff to be laid-off following release of Fable: The Journey

Lionhead Studios is to lay-off a number of staff following the release of Fable: The Journey. 

By John Robertson | 17 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Lionhead staff to be laid-off following release of Fable: The Journey

360 dashboard update live from today, adds Internet Explorer

Today sees the release of the latest Xbox 360 dashboard, adding Internet Explorer, Xbox Video, Xbox Music and various new options for tailoring the system to your needs.

By John Robertson | 16 Oct 2012 | 2

Microsoft targets Halo 4 pirates with bans

If you’re excited for Halo 4, it perhaps didn’t escape your attention that copies of the game were leaked over the weekend.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Microsoft targets Halo 4 pirates with bans

Xbox Music launches tomorrow with 30 million songs

Microsoft’s re-jigged and re-branded method of offering streaming music through the Xbox 360 launches tomorrow as ‘Xbox Music’.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Xbox Music launches tomorrow with 30 million songs

Dishonored is year’s biggest new IP, but Fifa 13 still top of chart

Fifa 13 is top of the UK chart for a third week in a row, with Bethesda’s Dishonored sitting in the runner up spot.

By John Robertson | 15 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Dishonored is year’s biggest new IP, but Fifa 13 still top of chart

Forza Horizon demo is out now

Microsoft has released a demo for the upcoming Forza Horizon, but you’ll only be able to download it if you’re an Xbox Live gold member.

By John Robertson | 9 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Forza Horizon demo is out now

Microsoft switching from MS Points to real money?

It seems as though Microsoft is the process of phasing out Xbox Live’s Microsoft Points system in favour of a real money setup.

By John Robertson | 8 Oct 2012 | 1

Fable: The Journey [Interview] – Albion in first-person

When it was first announced at E3 2011, Fable: The Journey split the gaming community at large.

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Fable: The Journey [Interview] – Albion in first-person

Let Halo 4 whisk you away to Europe

Microsoft and 343 Industries are organising a somewhat weird promotional effort in which 20 European-based Halo 4 fans will be spirited away to an as-yet-undisclosed location on the continent.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Let Halo 4 whisk you away to Europe

Microsoft worried about Xbox 720 leaks, beefs up security as a result

Apparently, Microsoft wants nothing less than a leak regarding the Xbox 720 (or whatever their new console will be called).

By John Robertson | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Microsoft worried about Xbox 720 leaks, beefs up security as a result

These Halo 4 weapons are positively Promethean [Video]

In this third look at the multifaceted, multiplayer arsenal of Halo 4, we get to see Promethean weaponry in action.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on These Halo 4 weapons are positively Promethean [Video]

Forza Horizon demo coming on 9 October [Video]

A trailer for Forza Horizon, misleadingly billed as a ‘launch’ one (the game isn’t actually released until 23/26 October), includes the promise of a demo that’ll be released through Xbox Live on 9 October.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Forza Horizon demo coming on 9 October [Video]

Xbox Gamerscore is now worth real money… a little bit of real money

If you’ve been hard at work building up that Xbox Gamerscore then you’ll be excited to hear that your points are now worth something other than the minuscule amount of kudos it has garnered from your friends.

By John Robertson | 28 Sep 2012 | 1

Halo 4 [Preview] – Can 343 Master the Chief?

Halo’s new craftsman, 343 Industries, is playing a bit of a no-win game.

By John Robertson | 28 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Halo 4 [Preview] – Can 343 Master the Chief?