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franchise’s life where the creators must decide if the product should remain the same and become obsolete or create a newer version of the product to appease older customers while drawing in new ones.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.
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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.
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.
Get ready, gearheads! Forza Horizon 3 demo is coming for the Xbox One!
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]
It has been seven years since Halo Wars came out. Many fans loved it, but a sequel was put on the backburner for years. Last year, we were teased, this year we are shown. Meet Halo Wars 2.
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]