Tag Archives: Microsoft

Five Things About… Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac Games has left the comfort of Sony’s bosom and migrated to Microsoft for its anarchic Xbox One exclusive shooter, Sunset Overdrive. If there’s one developer that knows a little about packing a hefty arsenal then its Insomniac, so games™ tracks down James Stevenson, community lead at the studio, to...



Forza Horizon 2 review
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Forza Horizon 2 review

Confidence. It’s an underrated and under-appreciated part of any artistic endeavour, and particularly hard to pin down in videogame development with its large, faceless teams and multi-faceted production pipelines. But when Forza Horizon 2 announces itself as a Playground Games ‘Event’ during its opening credit sequence, you can feel the...

Halo is here to win the console war in games™ 153

Is Master Chief here to save the Xbox One and win the console war? Almost, as The Master Chief Collection draws closer, we sat down with 343 Industries’ Kiki Wolfkill and Dan Ayoub to talk over their hopes for the future of the Halo series and why they put so...


How Microsoft’s ID@Xbox scheme is saving the Xbox One

After Sony made ripples in the games industry by throwing its weighty supported behind independent developers, Microsoft is catching up to its long-term rivals by offering indies a foothold in the XBLA marketplace. We speak to developers releasing their games through ID@Xbox to find out more about the scheme. A few...

E3 2014: Who came out on top?

So far, we’ve seen the Microsoft and the EA conferences, and it’s been one heck of a ride. Microsoft’s conference kicked off at 17.30pm, with some unexpected surprises…   Microsoft: First up, the announcement that Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare would have DLC that would be Xbox One exclusive, alongside...