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Oops It Happened Again! May Games with Gold Title Leaked

When it happens once, it can be called a mistake.  When it happens twice, we can chalk it up to bad luck. When it becomes just about every month… well, people start to wonder.  It seems Microsoft has done it again, and leaked the next Games With Gold title.  A screenshot leaked onto the internet has revealed that the next free title from Microsoft will be Defense Grid 2, a pretty cool tower ...[Read More]

Could a New Xbox be on the Way?

Speculation has been drifting around about a “new” Xbox One, a la PS4.5 from Sony. Phil Spencer even mentioned the possibility of having a PC-esque Xbox One that will allow component upgrades over time, so the life span is prolonged. Well, earlier this week we may have gotten a look at a couple of new things. NeoGAF user “ekim” did some digging and noticed two new FCC IDs f...[Read More]

Sony Comments on Microsoft’s Proposal for PS4 & Xbox One Cross-Network Play

On Monday, Microsoft revealed that one if its initiatives was to allow Xbox Live to support Cross-Network play. It will begin with Rocket League on Xbox One and PC, and they claim news about other platforms will be coming in the future.

E3 2014: Xbox Briefing Announcements (Updating Live)

With the Xbox Briefing going live within the next hour we here at Marooners’ Rock will be updating this page live with announcements and the trailers as they go live. Stay tuned to this page for up-to-date information and videos. Until then let’s wonder what Microsoft will announce for current and next-gen consoles.

Razer Partners with Microsoft to bring Xbox One Accessories

Today, Razer is pleased to announce that a suite of products for the Xbox One coming to a gamer near you. These products include controllers, arcade sticks and more, which is pretty awesome news to find out. At this time we’ve seen very few companies team up with Microsoft. I own the Razer Atrox so you can expect quality in the end to by top notch. You’ll see a review of my Razer Atrox soon on the...[Read More]

Next Xbox Details Leaked

There have been a lot of rumors, many contradictory, swirling around the Internet about the as yet unannounced successor to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console. You may have heard the names Xbox 720 and Nextbox connected to this maelstrom of malarkey. Hatred and praise for this still imaginary device have been flung, dare I say, willy-nilly (pardon my language). Everyone has something to say on the...[Read More]

Microsoft and Fox Finally Speak Over Killer Instinct Trademark

Did you grow up playing the game Killer Instinct? Who didn’t own that game when growing up? Well as many of you know Rare happened to create the game during the 90’s. Rare has said on more than one occasion they’d love to create another Killer Instinct game for Xbox 360 but what was stopping them?

E3 2012: Microsoft Media Briefing Round-Up

When it comes to Microsoft, I’ll admit I’m a huge fan of what they bring to the table. Today, Microsoft brings lots of new things to Xbox, and here is the big round-up of what has been announced. Below will include some small details and personal thoughts along with videos to each game. Enjoy, and while you’re at it, give a comment below on your thoughts towards these major annou...[Read More]

Review: EinsteinModz Xbox 360 Controller

Most standard Xbox 360 controllers, whether they’re manufactured by Microsoft or by a third party, are pretty much the same in every way but price. That’s not the case with the Xbox 360 controller I’ve been using recently. When it comes to modding, I support it to a certain point, ranging from cosmetic changes to additional functionality. The team at EinsteinModz creates some ver...[Read More]

Review: Pritect for Kinect

With each passing day, it seems that George Orwell’s vision for the future becomes more and more a reality. 1984? 2012. Monitoring systems are everywhere, and in certain cases they are celebrated. We are digitally connected in a way that is absolutely unprecedented, which provides us with the benefit of instant information retrieval and communication anywhere, any time, but also ties us into...[Read More]

Marooners’ Talk: Episode 017 – “Scandal and Success on the Internet (The Tribute)”

This one’s a couple of days late, but I blame technology, the harsh, cruel mistress that deals us all a slap on the face at one point or another. Due to unavoidable circumstances, we were unable to record on Sunday for a Monday release. We did record Monday evening, but technology (the aforementioned harsh, cruel mistress) decided to lose our recording file. Today, we attempted to recreate o...[Read More]

Nexuiz Coming to XBLA for House Party 2012

2012’s Microsoft XBLA House Party jumps into gear today. Nexuiz, originally a PC title, but recently reworked by THQ into a console title using the CryEngine from Crytek, will be making its way to House Party consoles in two weeks, on February 29th, as the third entry in this year’s event. At 800MSP, this title is tied with EA’s Warp, which was first out of the gate today, for th...[Read More]

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