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Jul 25

Microsoft Has Created A Pizza-Scented Xbox Controller

  • The “world’s first ever pizza-scented controller” is part of a marketing effort for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem movie.
  • Microsoft has designed custom TMNT Xbox controllers that have a scent diffuser strapped to the back in the shape of a slice of pizza.
  • There are four variations in total, and thankfully, they’re just part of a sweepstakes giveaway, so we won’t be seeing or sniffing these controllers everywhere. 
Jun 29

Nadella Says He Has 'No Love' For Exclusive Deals Between Game Companies And Consoles

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at a federal court hearing that he would like to eliminate the concept of exclusive games for consoles.
  • U.S. regulators are attempting to stop Microsoft from closing its purchase of Activision Blizzard.
  • Microsoft wants to make certain Activision games more widely available if it can close the acquisition.
Jun 16

Microsoft Is No Longer Making Xbox One Games

  • Microsoft has moved on from the Xbox One and is no longer creating first-party games for its previous generation of consoles.
  • “We’ve moved on to Gen 9,” says Xbox Game Studios chief Matt Booty, referring to the Xbox Series S / X generation.
  • While Microsoft will still support Xbox One hardware and games like Minecraft running on the previous generation, no internal studios are working on new games for the Xbox One anymore.
Jun 12

Microsoft Announced Xbox Series S Carbon Black With A 1 TB SSD

  • Microsoft announced during its latest Xbox Games Showcase that a black model with a 1 TB SSD will ship on Sept. 1.
  • The Carbon Black variant of the disc-less Series S console will sell for $349.99 — $50 more than the retail cost for the white console that comes with a 512 GB SSD.
  • That said, the white Series S can typically be found for less if you hunt around for a deal.
Jun 12

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 Will Release in 2024

  • Developer Ninja Theory technically first announced Hellblade 2 in 2019, at that year’s Game Awards, but didn’t show footage of the game until two years later, during the 2021 Game Awards.
  • A latest clip demonstrated roughly six minutes of gameplay footage, sparkling with the level of visual fidelity that makes you go, “OK, yeah, I see why that’s not on Xbox One.”