What is the Future of Motion Control in Video Games?

When it introduced the Wii, Nintendo showed us that there’s more to video game controllers than just pressing buttons. Interestingly, the results of Nintendo’s motion control experiment went better than expected: the Wii became the top-selling console of its generation and the third best-selling console of all time. When the games industry realised that Nintendo […]

Microsoft Points are Finally Going Away

Everybody hates Microsoft Points. They’re stupid, unnecessary, and deceptive. At long last, Microsoft has heard our cries and is doing away with them. Just not on the Xbox — yet.

Halo Live Action Series Starts Right Here, Right Now

Microsoft’s big-budget, live action series made to promote Halo 4 debuts today, and you can watch it right after the jump.

Halo 4 Introduces the Forerunners

The Forerunners are the ancient, highly advanced species that created the Halos. For the first time, players are about to come face-to-face with them, in Halo 4.

Mars Rover Landing Comes to Xbox Kinect

NASA has devised a clever way to educate the public about their risky landing on Mars with the Curiosity rover: translate the entire experience to Xbox Kinect, and make it a free download.

E3 2012: Xbox

Microsoft came out swinging when it kicked off E3 2012 at its annual media briefing this morning. Xbox wowed the audience with a big Halo 4 presentation, the surprise announcement of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and much more.

‘Harry Potter for Kinect’ Coming This Fall

Harry Potter has come to Hogwarts. Er, I mean Kinect. If you’ve ever longed for the ability to live Harry Potter’s 7-year, 8-film journey, then have I got a game for you.

$100 Subsidized Xbox 360 Coming?

TheVerge is reporting that Microsoft is planning to launch a 4GB Xbox 360 + Kinect + Xbox Live Gold bundle as soon as next week that’s just $100. The catch? Taking a page from mobile and cable providers, Xbox wants you to sign up for a $15/month subscription.

Live-Action Halo Web Series Coming

Lest you go five minutes without thinking about it, the Halo 4 promotion machine is about to kick into high gear. Just announced: a live-action web series that represents Microsoft’s biggest investment in live action. Ever.

Gaming Anatomy

What if your favorite gaming gadgets were living, biological things? That’s the question illustrator Mads Peitersen answers with the paintings seen here.