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Xbox One Launch


Pre-order Destiny, earn a trip to the Vanguard Armory

Those who purchase Bungie's open-universe shooter Destiny prior to its September 9 debut will be granted in-game access to the Vanguard Armory... Read more

Destiny makes its 1080p Xbox One premiere

Though Bungie couldn't manage 1080p resolution for Destiny's Xbox One beta, the developer is committed to hitting that mark for the final, retail... Read more

Bethesda: Doom reveal meant to quell negative Id Software chatter

Id Software's upcoming Doom reboot was revealed last week at QuakeCon 2014, though the event's livestream cut out during the presentation. As... Read more

Dance Central Spotlight shines September 2

Dance Central Spotlight electric slides through the interwebs into Xbox One on September 2. The core Kinect-required game, which includes 10... Read more

UK charts: Watch Dogs stands guard, market melts in heat

Watch Dogs notched its fifth UK number one this week, the most for any game in 2014, and that's all well and good. Frankly, the entire country is... Read more

FIFA 15's North American cover gets shirty over Xbox sponsorship

World Cup star Clint Dempsey joins Argentina's Lionel Messi on the North American box art for FIFA 15, EA revealed. The USA talisman is a great... Read more

Bungie engineer explains lack of cross-platform play for Destiny

Destiny's galaxy may be vast and currently well-populated with beta Guardians, but players aren't able to team up with heroes hailing from different... Read more

Save Churchill in part one of Sniper Elite 3 DLC

Save Churchill Part 1: In Shadows is the first of a three-part DLC package for Sniper Elite 3, available now on Steam for $7 and "coming soon" to... Read more

Square Enix squashes Final Fantasy Type-0 fan translation

Publisher Square Enix has issued a cease and desist order to a romhacker calling his or herself "Sky," effectively ending work on an English-language... Read more

Xbox One August update adds 3D Blu-rays, mobile purchases, expanded friends area

The next Xbox One update looks to be pretty substantial, expanding on the console's social features and adding some oft-requested functionality.... Read more

Destiny Beta Live: I don't want no Ghost [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

A Ghost is an AI who can't get no love from me, and we're proving it at! That's not technically true. We love that wee... Read more

Quantum Break not impacted by Xbox Entertainment Studios closure

Microsoft's impending closure of its Xbox Entertainment Studios won't affect Quantum Break's live-action TV show, and both the game and show "remain... Read more

Microsoft job cuts affect European Xbox division

Microsoft confirmed speculation that its Xbox EMEA team - that's Europe, the Middle East and Africa - would be affected by the company's biggest-ever... Read more

Destiny beta now with added robo-Dinklage

If you've been playing the Destiny beta, you'll no doubt have noticed Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage sounding a bit different. As CVG showcases... Read more

Doom unveiled as gory return to roots at QuakeCon

The new Doom returns to a fast-paced, gory march through Mars and hellish invaders. According to comments recorded at QuakeCon, which built a media... Read more

The Evil Within pushed up to Oct. 14 for early scares

Sometimes fear sneaks up on you. News from QuakeCon – via the game's official Twitter account – reveals that The Evil Within, the... Read more

June NPD: Hardware sales up, Watch Dogs and Mario Kart top games

June was a big month for the gaming industry, according to the NPD, as hardware sales shot up by more than 100 percent, and collective sales of... Read more

Microsoft 'working toward a fix' for Xbox Live service woes [update]

The PlayStation Network isn't the only online gaming and multimedia hub having troubles today, as the Xbox Live Service Status website is reporting... Read more

Joystiq Discussion: Pray or spray the Xeno away in Alien Isolation?

"You can get through the entire game without killing someone," said Gary Napper, lead designer of Alien: Isolation, in a new interview with GamesTM.... Read more

Microsoft to shutter Xbox Entertainment Studios [update]

Following the 18,000 layoffs Microsoft announced this morning, the tech giant has also confirmed reports that it will be closing its Xbox... Read more

NFL Sunday Ticket streaming on PlayStation, Xbox platforms this season

A promotion page for DirecTV's new NFL Sunday Ticket packages surfaced this week which appears to offer streaming-only options without the need for... Read more

Destiny Xbox One beta won't be 1080p, Bungie aiming for it in full game

The PS4 beta of Destiny, which begins today, is expected to run in 1080p resolution - after all, last month's alpha did. However, the Xbox One beta,... Read more

Microsoft to lay off 18,000 workers

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed this morning that the company will reduce the size of its workforce of approximately 127,000 by 18,000. A... Read more

MS: Kinect-less debut sees Xbox One monthly sales double in US

It looks like the Kinect-less line of Xbox One helped give the console a boost in June, when sales of the system in the US were "more than double"... Read more

Tinker Bell and Stitch run wild in Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney Infinity 2.0 is getting two characters tiny in stature but big on charm: Stitch and Tinker Bell. A new trailer shows off Tink and Stitch's... Read more

Poster maestros Mondo debut stylized Sunset Overdrive art

Insomniac Games has tapped Austin, Texas-based Mondo to work its stylized poster design magic on the upcoming Sunset Overdrive and the results are... Read more

Sniper Elite 3 'Hunt The Grey Wolf' DLC now available

Blowing Nazi skulls apart in x-ray detail is great fun, but for those who crave more historically impactful slaughter comes the Hunt The Grey Wolf... Read more

Xbox One Launch Info


The Xbox One is a sophisticated, all-in-one device that ropes in games, television, entertainment apps and personal fitness. We're documenting this One's launch from beginning to end, telling you which games to play, which apps to snap and how we hurt ourselves with P90X.