Xbox Game Pass subscribers grow to 15 million

Xbox Game Pass has gained over 5 million new members since April. Tucked away in Microsoft’s official press release announcing its acquisition of Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax and all of its studios and IPs, was the reveal of a new record for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Game Pass, across PC and Xbox, now has over 15 million members. This is up from 10 million in April, a whopping 50% increase. The news is hardly surprising. Xbox...

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‘Starfield as a replacement for Halo Infinite this holiday season’ – is this the worst take on Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda?

There have been some howlingly bad opinions on the acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft, but the assertion that Starfield will act as a replacement for Halo Infinite this holiday season, is perhaps the most clueless we’ve come across. We understand the need to sound relevant, to convince people you understand the business and have an authoritative voice in the sea of bullshit that follows earth-shattering news like this, but some data...

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Xbox gave Todd Howard 1,000 Achievement points for being Todd Howard
Sep21

Xbox gave Todd Howard 1,000 Achievement points for being Todd Howard

Most of us have to play our games to get our Gamerscore. It’s tough work but it’s an honest living. Todd Howard, however, just has to exist to earn Gamerscore. Alongside this morning’s bombshell news that Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Media, renowned game developer Todd Howard shared a letter that details his partnerships with Xbox have meant to him over the last 20 years of his career. It’s a lot of talk about...

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Sega’s 60th anniversary eShop sale includes Atlus 3DS favorites
Sep21

Sega’s 60th anniversary eShop sale includes Atlus 3DS favorites

As part of Sega’s ongoing 60th anniversary celebration, the company is hosting a sale right now on the Nintendo Switch eShop and the 3DS eShop. It’s sticking around until October 5 at 8:59 a.m. Pacific. You’ll immediately see a trend when you glance down at the two game lists. These deals are mostly centered around classic re-releases under the Sega Ages banner, a handful of Sonic titles, the Atlus 3DS catalog –...

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Have you ever forgot how to play a video game?
Sep21

Have you ever forgot how to play a video game?

A few years ago, I was visiting my brother’s family when my oldest nephew invited me to play a game of Madden. “Oh,” I thought, “your father and I used to play this all the time.” So I joined him for a game of football only to have him shut his PS4 off less than two quarters in as he had trounced me well enough to invoke the mercy rule. It turns out, when I don’t play sports games, I completely...

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Microsoft isn’t jacking up the price for Xbox Series X controllers
Sep21

Microsoft isn’t jacking up the price for Xbox Series X controllers

As we barrel toward the next generation of Sony and Microsoft’s consoles, we’re faced with the looming threat of raised prices around all corners. There has been persistent talk that games will increase from $60 to $70 soon enough. Last week, we learned that PS5 controllers will cost $10 more than PS4 controllers. At least we know that Xbox controller prices will stay level for now. As part of an extremely busy news day...

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