Yooka-Laylee Is Available To Pre-Order On Microsoft’s Website

Yooka-Laylee's release is still a while yet, and the game hasn't become available for pre-order on Nintendo's website as of this article's writing, but Microsoft gamers can now pre-order the game. This is because the game's store page has gone live on Microsoft's website. If you pre-order the game, you also get instant access to … Continue reading Yooka-Laylee Is Available To Pre-Order On Microsoft’s Website

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Xbox Executive Comments On NES Mini Classic Shortages

No doubt the majority of you have had a hard time securing yourself a NES Mini Classic console and you're not alone. Microsoft Studios publishing GM Shannon Loftis has commented on the matter on Twitter stating that she can't believe Nintendo didn't anticipate the demand for the retro console that she tried to obtain. Dan Ayoub, the … Continue reading Xbox Executive Comments On NES Mini Classic Shortages

The Boss Of Microsoft’s Xbox Division Says He’s “Impressed” By The Nintendo Switch

Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, had some remarks to say on the Nintendo Switch when a fan asked what he thought of the console. Not only did he give positive remarks, but he even defended Nintendo when a fan said to him on Twitter that Nintendo is "running fast to self-destruction". Both … Continue reading The Boss Of Microsoft’s Xbox Division Says He’s “Impressed” By The Nintendo Switch

Microsoft Unpublishes NES Emulator Due To Attempted Xbox One Validation

It was always a case of will or won't the NES emulator come to the Xbox One and now it appears as though Microsoft have put their foot down and have unpublished the emulator. The application has now been pulled from the store. It was taken down as it was submitted as an application for the … Continue reading Microsoft Unpublishes NES Emulator Due To Attempted Xbox One Validation

Activision Almost Outbid Microsoft For Rare

Xbox co-creator Ed Fries has revealed on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered that Activision nearly managed to get the rights to Rare. Fries said it was looking increasingly likely that Activision would get Rare until Microsoft increased their bid at the very last-minute meaning that they took control of the company behind Banjo and … Continue reading Activision Almost Outbid Microsoft For Rare

Microsoft Tried To Partner Up With Nintendo And Sony Before Xbox Was Made

IGN is reporting that Microsoft wanted to team up with Nintendo or Sony before they went ahead and created the original Xbox console. However, it's clear that both companies decided to decline the offer and make their fortunes by themselves. Microsoft offered to handle the software and networking while Nintendo would be in charge of hardware. … Continue reading Microsoft Tried To Partner Up With Nintendo And Sony Before Xbox Was Made

Video: Here’s A Look At The History Behind Rare

YouTube channel UnboxedTV has taken an extensive look at the history behind one of the most iconic gaming studios, Rare. The video covers everything from the Ultimate days on the ZX Spectrum to the emergence of Banjo Kazooie and Conker on the Nintendo 64. If you have fond memories of the British development studio then you … Continue reading Video: Here’s A Look At The History Behind Rare

Microsoft Studios Says Thanks For The Suggestions Regarding Games For Wii U

https://twitter.com/MSStudiosBlog/status/675842213268447232 We heard yesterday that Microsoft could be open to bringing Rare Replay over to the Wii U, but of course it wouldn't be a simple matter. They suggested asking Rare whether it is something that they would like to do. Due to this news they were presumably flooded with requests for classic IP to come … Continue reading Microsoft Studios Says Thanks For The Suggestions Regarding Games For Wii U