June 2017’s Xbox Games with Gold

Rockers, we are less than a month away from the biggest gaming convention in North America where developers from all over the world will converge to show off the projects that they have been working hard on over the last few years. With E3 2017 within arm’s reach, gamers from around the world have started to speculate which of their favorite franchises will be shown at the event or leaked days pri...[Read More]

Phantom Dust Will Be Free Starting Tomorrow

For months, fans of the cult classic Phantom Dust have waited with bated breath, wondering whether or not the remastered version of Microsoft’s Phantom Dust was still in development or had been canceled. This fear was put to rest when Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, answered a fan’s question on Twitter regarding the progress of Phantom Dust; In his response, he stated that Phantom Dust was...[Read More]

Gears of War 4 Review

There comes a time in every franchise’s life where the creators must decide if the product should remain the same and become obsolete or create a newer version of the product to appease older customers while drawing in new ones. This is a simple rule of business that is especially true for the video game industry. Gears of War 4 is a perfect example of The Coalition adhering to this idea.

Chilled Mouse Announces Chime Sharp Releasing For Xbox One and PlayStation 4 This Month

The independent game publisher Chilled Mouse announced that their music puzzle title Chime Sharp is coming to Sony PlayStation 4 on February 21st and Microsoft Xbox One on February 24th. What is this game you ask?Chime Sharp takes the concept of the original Chime to the next level, forming a crossover between Tetris, a music sequencer and a hypnotic dream. This right here sounds too good to be go...[Read More]

Phantom Dust HD Releasing Before E3 2017

After the cancellation of Scalebound, many in the Xbox community started to wonder about the status of other Microsoft exclusives.  Xbox live members took to Twitter to ask Phil Spencer what was going to happen to titles that still had no official release date such as Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust HD, and Sea of Thieves.

New Xbox Update Features Released to Select Xbox Insiders Today

Looks like this first wave of updates for Xbox Insider Program Members is all about getting the core Xbox experience to users faster and better. Starting with a small group, and then rolling out to the rest later on, these updates will focus on performance, people, competition and streaming. With any update it can seem a bit frustrating getting used to any changes from what you were familiar with....[Read More]

PlatinumGames Speaks Up About Scalebound Cancellation

This past Monday, we reported on the unfortunate cancellation of PlatinumGames’ upcoming title Scalebound. This cancellation has saddened many of us here at Marooners’ Rock, but our writer Alex was questioning if it would be dead-dead, or if another studio will pick up the millions of broken heart shards around the world and attempt to put it back together without Microsoft. Sadly, we have the res...[Read More]

Scalebound Has Been Officially Cancelled

One of the more interesting games shown off at E3 of last year was Scalebound. Created by Platinum Games, the amazing developers behind Bayonetta, the game starred a young warrior who listened to dubstep on his big headphones while battling alongside his dragon companion. Scalebound was one of the more unique offerings by Microsoft, which is why this news is so painful. Yes, Scalebound has officia...[Read More]

LucidSound Announces Headsets for Xbox One

In an announcement made earlier today, gaming audio company LucidSound, revealed plans for a new range of officially-licensed audio products for the Xbox One and Xbox One S.

The Future of Windows 10 Gaming and VR From October 26th Microsoft Briefing

Microsoft held a large 2-hour briefing on October 26th to show off some of their new technologies. Aside from the huge news on the Surface branding, gamers and virtual reality enthusiasts benefited from several bits of news coming over the next handful of months.

Forza Horizon 3 Demo is Coming Soon!

Get ready, gearheads! Forza Horizon 3 demo is coming for the Xbox One!

How Xbox One is Expanding Hardware with Slim and Project Scorpio

The Xbox One has already seen a few different versions, the first noteworthy change was the release of the Elite system with a hybrid drive and the impressive Elite controller. As leaks swirled about the net, we learned that the next Xbox system will be the Xbox One Slim, following a trend that the 360 started with its slim line and later the E Model. Following Microsoft’s live press event, ...[Read More]

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