Microsoft Tag

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 15 Aug 2014

This year’s Gamescom won’t be remembered for surprise reveals or gigantic game showings. Instead it’ll be remembered for the PR storm surrounding Microsoft and Rise of the Tomb Raider. A lot of people are claiming that Microsoft is now trying to buy exclusives, something Sony says they’ll never do. Except, they already do buy some exclusives. Sort of.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 15 Aug 2014

I genuinely don’t get certain hackers. There’s a  difference between uncovering hidden information, and being a spiteful little bastard who makes life hell for everybody. And that level of douchebaggery is something that the Xbox, PlayStation and Electronic Sports League have just experienced.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 13 Aug 2014

We’ve been in Germany a couple of days already. So much to see, so much to play… so much to drink! Let’s just call this day 1. Check out some of the snaps we got.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 12 Aug 2014

In what is possibly the most unexpected gaming announcement at the Microsoft press conference, we were treated to a weird trailer for a game entitled Roller Coaster Tycoon  er I mean Screamride.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 12 Aug 2014

One of the top titles on show at the Microsoft Gamescom 2014 press conference was Evolve, where we go to see a snippet of a brand new map filled with verticality and some great foliage.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 08 Aug 2014

Console launches are an expensive affair. It takes a considerable investment to make the tech in the first place, and consoles often have to be sold at a loss just to make them appealing enough to consumers. Microsoft isn't in any financial trouble, but the Xbox One certainly isn't making them any dough at the moment.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 08 Aug 2014

According to insiders the PlayStation 4 has been selling like gangbusters locally even at the higher than wanted price of R6799. The Xbox One is being hammered by the media all over the world but the one thing they have done right is that they are going to be landing locally at a much more palatable R6299 in September.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 05 Aug 2014

Microsoft led the way for years when it came to solid, interlinked online functionality for consoles and for years it was quite obvious why Microsoft insisted on charging for this access. The service it provided was far superior to what was being offered for free by their competitors.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 05 Aug 2014

Buying a new console is a special day in any gamer's life. You want to go home, plug the thing in and start enjoying a new generation of gaming. This means you're probably going to need a game with your new, shiny hardware, which makes console bundles such good idea. Microsoft understands this, which is why they're bundling even Xbox One games for free now.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 04 Aug 2014

This Gamescom is my first and the unanimous opinion from everyone I speak to is that Gamescom is way better than E3 - it's more about hands-on time and opinion formulation than press briefings and random trailers. However, this Gamescom, the major players are broadcasting their press conferences, and maybe even revealing some new things.