Follow us on:

Posts tagged xbox-originals

Report: Microsoft negotiating with Showtime for Halo series

Microsoft is "deep in negotiations" to bring its live-action, Steven Spielberg-produced Halo series to Showtime, according to Variety. The report states that Microsoft and Showtime are "close to a deal" with showrunners on an agreement that is said to involve episodes appearing on Showtime before...

Continue Reading

Joystiq Weekly: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Child Of Light, Xbox Originals and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. We'll be able to get a social-oriented sci-fi fix in...

Continue Reading

Gears of War, Fable and Forza fair game for TV shows

Having announced its first lineup of Xbox Originals, a brand of exclusive television shows made for Xbox platforms, Microsoft is highlighting Gears of War, Fable and Forza Motorsport as potential sources slash victims of adaptation in the future. Speaking to press in San Francisco last week,...

Continue Reading

Xbox Originals TV to fill the gaps between game launches

Xbox has a place for original television, wedged somewhere between major game releases. Of course, we can't get away with just calling it television - Xbox Entertainment Studios is making "premium television experiences," said president Nancy Tellem, who joined Microsoft in 2012 after heading up...

Continue Reading

Microsoft partners with UK studio to produce sci-fi drama 'Humans'

Microsoft is pushing forward on its original television programming initiative by partnering with UK broadcaster Channel 4 and production company Kudos to create a drama series called Humans. The sci-fi drama is an English-language adaptation of Sveriges Television and Matador Film's series Real...

Continue Reading

Upcoming Xbox Live sales to feature half-price Pac-Man DX, discounted Clancy content

If next week's blitz of Tom Clancy-brand discounts on Xbox Live doesn't eat up your remaining Microsoft Pellets, you'd be wise to invest some in Pac-Man CE DX the following week, when it's on sale for $5. The only thrill greater than being chased by a ghost train is turning around and eating it!...

Continue Reading

Halo 2 still kinda alive, thanks to some fans

When the sun set on the Xbox Live service for original Xbox games on April 15, some Halo 2 players decided they just didn't want to let go. So they've been in-game and have left their consoles running past the designated April 15 shutdown, staying in Halo 2 for almost two weeks now. They're going...

Continue Reading

PSA: Fable, other Xbox Originals are 'Deal of the Week'

This week's Xbox Live Deal of the Week finds a few Xbox Originals at a 33 percent discount (sounds so much more substantial that way). As previously noted, the promotion includes the original Fable for 800 ($10), along with Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas at the...

Continue Reading

PSA: Original Xbox games' DLC already offline

Plans to disconnect Xbox Live services for original Xbox games have apparently already begun, as DLC servers for Xbox titles have been quietly taken offline. According to numerous forum threads and our own tests of an assortment of Xbox titles, attempts to download original Xbox game content are...

Continue Reading

Xbox Live service for Xbox 1 games to be discontinued on Apr. 15

[Image: Bungie] Microsoft is pulling the plug on the Xbox Live services that still cater to the original Xbox. As of April 15th, all Xbox 1 games -- including those playable on Xbox 360 or via the Xbox Originals service -- will be severed from the online realm. "I want to start by saying this...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

Op-ed: NHL 15 and the Case of the Missing Modes

Posted on Aug 21st 2014 4:00PM

Image

CounterSpy review: That slinking feeling

Posted on Aug 21st 2014 2:30PM

Image

Joystiq goes back to school

Posted on Aug 20th 2014 1:30PM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW