Microsoft pulls the plug on Scalebound

Microsoft has canceled Scalebound, PlatinumGames’ four-player co-op action game slated as an exclusive for PC and Xbox One. The official announcement comes after Kotaku‘s report on the game’s demise, citing several undisclosed sources. The statement, released to members of the press and reflected on the official website, reads as follows: ...

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Review: Dead Rising 4 is a solid zombie grinder and not much else

After showcasing what the new generation of consoles can do with Dead Rising 3, Capcom Vancouver takes this zombie-culling series on a journey of rediscovery. We have a familiar protagonist, familiar settings, and the ever-impressive hordes, yet all of it is framed in a whole new light. Dead Rising ...

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Gears of War 4 gets early launch trailer, will have split-screen co-op for PC

To remind us about Gears of War 4’s impending release on 11 October, Microsoft has released an early launch trailer showcasing some exciting new scenes. Gears of War 4 takes place 25 years after Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad eliminated the Locust horde, ending the war and the original ...

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Impressions: Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta

The purr of chainsaws, the rack of shotguns, and the booming thump of explosions. The symphony driving Gears of War’s online multiplayer has long been one of violent staccatos, each burst a representation of fleeting player lives. It’s a work spanning nearly ten years of genre-defining history, and the ...

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Impressions: Quantum Break is fun, captivating, and risky

Storytelling, characterization, and cinematic action has long been Remedy Entertainment’s strengths. Their Max Payne and Alan Wake games bathe in critical praise, embedding deeply within gaming’s collective memory. The Finnish studio doesn’t break stride with Quantum Break, and it may just be their most ambitious title yet. I remember ...

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Phil Spencer Appointed Head of Xbox

As part of a series of organizational tune-ups, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made Phil Spencer the head of Xbox, with the latter retaining leadership over the Microsoft Studios development team. Spencer will now report to Terry Myerson, allowing the consolidated departments (Xbox, Xbox Live, Xbox Music and Xbox ...

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Fable Legends announce

Fable Legends Supports Multiplayer, Xbox One Exclusive

The Fable series has been on a downward spiral but Lionhead Studios are hoping to fix that with a change in formula. Revealed at gamescom 2013 is Fable Legends, an Xbox One exclusive that puts the focus on a party of heroes instead of just one. Unless you’d like ...

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