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Xbox Anniversary Celebration announced

Xbox has revealed a Xbox Anniversary Celebration digital stream set for November 15th at 10am PT/1pm ET/5PM GMT. It will be focusing on Xbox and Halo and their time over the last 20 years. There will not be any new game announcements at this event, so set expectations...

Microsoft Flight Simulator GOTY Edition announced

Microsoft Flight Simulator launched in 2020 to critical acclaim on PC, and had a similar reception upom releasing for console this year. Now Xbox has revealed that a Game of the Year update is coming to the title, and will be free for all existing owners of the game...

New Game Pass titles announced for the service

New week, new games headed to Xbox Game Pass. A great slate of games ranging from Day One releases to a few of 2021's hidden gems will be making their way into many more Xbox fans' hands this month. Available Today: Into the Pit (Cloud, Console, PC) Outriders (PC)...

Splinter Cell might be returning to the scene

Splinter Cell has not been seen since its last release in 2013. During the time since Ubisoft has put the series' titular protagonist, Sam Fisher into as many of their other projects as possible. Finally however, he might be returning to his own game. According to...

Demon Turf releasing on November 4th

Demon Turf is a 2D/3D hybrid platformer from the minds of Fabraz and Playtonic Friends. The game will be releasing on November 4th, 2021 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Leading up to the release of the game players can partake in the...

Outriders making its way to PC Game Pass

Outriders is an action RPG and online only title developed by People Can Fly and Square Enix, originally released on April 1st, 2021 for PC, Stadia, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. It also launched day one on Xbox Game Pass, but skipped out on the PC version...

Forza Horizon 5 has gone gold

Forza Horizon 5 is the newest arcade racer from Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios and is set to hit the road on November 5th, with a simultaneous launch on Xbox Game Pass. Communications Specialist for Turn 10 Studios, Alan Walsh has shared on Twitter that the game...

New slate of games leaving Xbox Game Pass

There's a new group of games set to leav the Xbox Game Pass service at the end of October, 2021. Those games are: Carto Celeste Eastshade Five Nights at Freddy's Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Five Nights at Freddy's...

Elden Ring delayed one month

Today From Software has confirmed that highly anticipated Soulsborne title Elden Ring has been delayed to February 25th, 2022. The delay is only about a month long, but the team says it has surpassed their expectations in regards to the games depth. This extra month...

343 Industries reveal Halo Infinite Competitive settings

It’s time to get your sweat on Spartans as 343i have revealed their settings and goals for ranked/competitive Halo infinite. 343i have given us a couple ways to watch/read the reveal, with an article on Halo Waypoint, or through a video on YouTube commentated by...

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition full list of Xbox achievements leaked online

Rockstar recently confirmed, after many leaks, that GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition will be making its way onto Xbox and other platforms later this year. While we wait for an official release date, it would seem as though we’re actually getting more info...

Activision Blizzard lawsuit: EEOC accuses DFEH of ethics violation

In a wild turn of events, the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has accused California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in violations of ethics following the Californian agencies request to intervene between the EEOC...

Xbox Gamers Can Donate to SpecialEffect By Playing Games

Xbox Game Pass users in the US and UK can now use their Microsoft Rewards points to donate to SpecialEffect, announced in one of their blog posts during their annual "One Special Day" Celebrations. The UK-based charity is dedicated to helping people, especially...

Retro Review: Gears of War

'Mobility, Gore & Lots of muscles.  For a game that was originally envisioned as a class-based multiplayer shooter, Gears of War has a significant amount of campaign time and lore surrounding it, reaching almost 30 hours for those who are more inclined to head for...

No achievements, progression & more in Back 4 Blood’s solo mode

Back 4 Blood is mere days away from release and some folk, thanks to early access, have been hard at work slaying hoards of zombies already. The title from Turtle Rock Studios, the same masterminds behind the Left 4 Dead series, has been long-awaited by fans with the...

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Xbox Anniversary Celebration announced

Xbox Anniversary Celebration announced

Xbox has revealed a Xbox Anniversary Celebration digital stream set for November 15th at 10am PT/1pm ET/5PM GMT. It will be focusing on Xbox and Halo and their time over the last 20 years. There will not be any new game announcements at this event, so set expectations...

read more
Microsoft Flight Simulator GOTY Edition announced

Microsoft Flight Simulator GOTY Edition announced

Microsoft Flight Simulator launched in 2020 to critical acclaim on PC, and had a similar reception upom releasing for console this year. Now Xbox has revealed that a Game of the Year update is coming to the title, and will be free for all existing owners of the game...

read more
New Game Pass titles announced for the service

New Game Pass titles announced for the service

New week, new games headed to Xbox Game Pass. A great slate of games ranging from Day One releases to a few of 2021's hidden gems will be making their way into many more Xbox fans' hands this month. Available Today: Into the Pit (Cloud, Console, PC) Outriders (PC)...

read more
Splinter Cell might be returning to the scene

Splinter Cell might be returning to the scene

Splinter Cell has not been seen since its last release in 2013. During the time since Ubisoft has put the series' titular protagonist, Sam Fisher into as many of their other projects as possible. Finally however, he might be returning to his own game. According to...

read more
Demon Turf releasing on November 4th

Demon Turf releasing on November 4th

Demon Turf is a 2D/3D hybrid platformer from the minds of Fabraz and Playtonic Friends. The game will be releasing on November 4th, 2021 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Leading up to the release of the game players can partake in the...

read more
Outriders making its way to PC Game Pass

Outriders making its way to PC Game Pass

Outriders is an action RPG and online only title developed by People Can Fly and Square Enix, originally released on April 1st, 2021 for PC, Stadia, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. It also launched day one on Xbox Game Pass, but skipped out on the PC version...

read more

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Retro Review: Gears of War

Retro Review: Gears of War

'Mobility, Gore & Lots of muscles.  For a game that was originally envisioned as a class-based multiplayer shooter, Gears of War has a significant amount of campaign time and lore surrounding it, reaching almost 30 hours for those who are more inclined to head for...

read more
A Juggler’s Tale Xbox Series X Review

A Juggler’s Tale Xbox Series X Review

A Juggler’s Tale is a journey of freedom. It presents itself as what would appear to be a children’s game, but the game takes a few darker turns rather fast. Developed by kaleidoscope and published by Mixtvision Games for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows, Nintendo...

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Retro Review: The Last Remnant

Retro Review: The Last Remnant

Over at Square Enix, the devious minds behind some of the most well-received RPG’s of all time had come up with a new idea. The Last Remnant started development sometime in 2006 and would release in 2008. It would be the first game from Square Enix to be developed for...

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SkateBIRD Xbox Review

SkateBIRD Xbox Review

It’s been a while since I played EA’s Skate series, so I was excited to see a new skateboarding game from indie developer Glass Bottom Games, the subject of today's review, SkateBIRD. Glass Bottom Games, if you’ve never heard of them, are the creators of Spartan...

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Golf Club: Wasteland for Xbox Review

Golf Club: Wasteland for Xbox Review

Have you ever wondered how the Fallout or Wasteland series would be if it was a 2-D golfing game? Welcome to Golf Club: Wasteland.   The camera pans to the beginning of a golf course where a spaceship is landing- you step out wearing a Hazmat suit. This is because...

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KitAria Fables Review for Xbox One

KitAria Fables Review for Xbox One

To run around a fantasy world with magic and monsters has plagued my mind often when daydreaming. Never did I think that it would materialize in such a feel-good game like KitAria Fables by Twin Hearts. Slash and farm your way through a cute and bright world filled...

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Halo Infinite Tech Preview Analysis

Halo Infinite Tech Preview Analysis

Close your eyes and open your ears...listen as Gregorian chants fill the once silent air, and after a long six years you can defiantly say... ”Halo is back.” This past weekend I and hundreds (if not thousands) of other Halo Insiders had the opportunity to test 343...

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An Analysis of Splitgate

An Analysis of Splitgate

It’s 2019, independent studio 1047 Games have launched their early access game Splitgate and is met with middling reviews and less than stellar player counts. For the last two years this game has been in early access and is finally releasing as a full game soon, in...

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Craftopia is the weird journey I needed right now

Craftopia is the weird journey I needed right now

I live for weird experiences. Be they television shows, movies, books, food, and of course, video games. When it was announced for Xbox Game Pass, I had never heard of Craftopia before and didn’t know much about it. Based on the name alone though, I figured it was...

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Kaito DLC could hint at future of the Judgment series

Kaito DLC could hint at future of the Judgment series

Lost Judgment is the highly anticipated sequel to RGG Studios’ hit Yakuza spinoff, Judgment. The action brawler contains a story that will continue the tale of defense attorney turned private eye Takayuki Yagami, but it was recently announced by Sega that there will...

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Interviews

Exploring the minds of the industry and hearing the voices of those who work in the many sectors that encompass the gaming industry. 

GPN – Frequently Asked Questions

GPN – Frequently Asked Questions

Writer Conor Smith sat down with CEO Garrett Atkins to talk all about GPN, and answer your frequently asked questions! First of all, Garrett, can you introduce yourself and say a bit about your professional background? Hi, my name’s Garrett Atkins. Until recently, I...

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Tomas Sala – The Falconeer Interview

Tomas Sala – The Falconeer Interview

Initially released on the 11th of October, 2020 before being updated as a launch title for the Xbox Series X/S on November 20th of the same year, The Falconeer has become a shining example of not only the quality of Indie titles on Xbox but also the level of audience...

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