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Today is a huge day for Xbox Game Pass

Today is a huge day for Xbox Game Pass

Today might just be the biggest day ever for Xbox Game Pass. Not only is cloud gaming rolling into beta on Windows and iOS devices through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but today is the day that a former PlayStation exclusive comes to Xbox (and Xbox Game Pass) for the very first time. MLB The Show 21 is launching today across PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and as announced a few weeks ago, it's getting a day-one release on Xbox Game Pass as well.

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Xbox Update makes whole experience more addictive

Xbox Update makes whole experience more addictive

The most major all-encompassing Xbox Update for April 2021 delivered several new ways for players to involve their lives in the gaming universe. One way this took effect was a new ability to view leaderboards and achievements in the Xbox mobile app on game detail pages. That may seem like a small change - but the implications are huge.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming Beta released to Windows 10, iPhone, iPad

Xbox Cloud Gaming Beta released to Windows 10, iPhone, iPad

This week Microsoft's bringing Xbox Cloud Gaming to a variety of machines in a limited Beta. Information comes from Catherine Gluckstein, VP and Head of Product, Cloud Gaming at Microsoft, who announced this new limited beta release. According to Gluckstein, there'll be a limited beta in Chrome and Edge browsers, to start - so it'll roll with as wide a variety of devices as possible right from the get-go.

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Alexa Xbox skill lets you download Game Pass titles from anywhere

Alexa Xbox skill lets you download Game Pass titles from anywhere

They say that inspiration can strike anywhere, sometimes when you're not at the place where you needed that inspiration in the first place. That works not just for creative activities but even for ideas on what game you want to play next. When that happens away from your PC or console, you'll have to remember to take note of it for later. If you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription and an Alexa-powered device, however, you can simply just ask Amazon's smart assistant to download that game for you, even while you're on a run outside.

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Grand Theft Auto V returns to Xbox Game Pass, leading April’s additions

Grand Theft Auto V returns to Xbox Game Pass, leading April’s additions

Microsoft has revealed a new slate of games headed to Xbox Game Pass in the first half of the month, and there's a big name leading the charge. April's Game Pass additions will be led by Grand Theft Auto V, which is making a grand return to Xbox Game Pass this week. Aside from Grand Theft Auto V, it's going to be a fairly quiet April for the service - or at least it will be until we get into the latter half of the month.

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E3 2021 dates moved, Nintendo and Xbox confirmed for all-digital show

E3 2021 dates moved, Nintendo and Xbox confirmed for all-digital show

Last week, in response to a report claiming that the ESA was considering sticking some parts of E3 2021 behind a paywall, the organization confirmed that the digital show will be free for all while also saying that it would have more details to share in the near future. Today, some of those details came down the pipeline, with the ESA confirming new dates for E3 2021 and a list of exhibitors who have signed on for the show early.

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal gives Xbox Wireless Headset a painfully-priced rival

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal gives Xbox Wireless Headset a painfully-priced rival

Bang & Olufsen announced today that it's getting into the business of making gaming headsets. Today the company introduced the Beoplay Portal, a wireless gaming headset being released under the Designed for Xbox program. Gamers might want to prepare for a bit of sticker shock though, because like many Bang & Olufsen cans, the Beoplay Portal is going to cost a pretty penny.

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Rust Console Edition finally arrives in May, but there’s a downside

Rust Console Edition finally arrives in May, but there’s a downside

Popular survival game Rust has historically only been available to PC gamers, but that's finally changing. The team behind the game has announced Rust Console Edition, meaning PlayStation and Xbox owners will finally be able to get in on the fun. The downside? Only the Xbox One and PS4 will be supported at launch.

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Lord of the Rings Gollum “sneak peek” trailer deepens the dark mystery

Lord of the Rings Gollum “sneak peek” trailer deepens the dark mystery

When I first heard that there was going to be a "The Lord of the Rings" game centered on Gollum, I was skeptical. I assumed it'd be limiting, putting the gamer in the body of the least-capable character in the series. Imagine my surprise when I realized that this wouldn't be a journey riding along with Frodo and Sam, but taking part in the journey we didn't see on the big screen. This Gollum game takes place after The One Ring came to Bilbo, but before Gollum found his way back to our halfling friends in the events of The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Xbox Indie Showcase: How and when to watch today

Xbox Indie Showcase: How and when to watch today

Last week, Microsoft announced plans to host a indie gaming showcase with Twitch. This showcase will cover a lot of the games coming to Xbox consoles through the ID@Xbox program, and it'll also reveal a new slate of games that's on the way to Xbox Game Pass. That indie showcase is taking place later today, and here we've included the details on how and where to watch the show in this article.

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Halo Infinite’s release may just have been revealed by an unexpected source

Halo Infinite’s release may just have been revealed by an unexpected source

For months now, Halo fans have been wondering when Halo Infinite is going to launch. The game was originally slated to be a launch title for the Xbox Series X|S back in November, but following some negative fan reception to gameplay footage Microsoft shared last year (along with what were likely issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and leadership changes at 343 Industries), Microsoft decided to push back the game to sometime this year.

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Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Controllers are eye-catching in all the best ways

Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Controllers are eye-catching in all the best ways

Throughout the Xbox One generation, Microsoft made a habit of releasing new controllers on a regular basis, and it looks like the company has plans to do the same thing in the Xbox Series X generation. Following the introductions of the Shock Red and Pulse Blue controllers, Microsoft today revealed the Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo controllers. Both controllers, it's safe to say, have designs that are pretty eye-catching.

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