Microsoft’s Xbox exclusives push continues with new studio acquisitions

Microsoft’s Xbox exclusives push continues with new studio acquisitions

Microsoft is continuing its push to create more exclusive titles for Xbox One. Earlier this year the software maker announced that five new studios would be joining Microsoft Studios, and now there’s more. Microsoft is acquiring inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. Based in California, inXile was formed by Brian Fargo and now primarily develops RPG games like Wasteland 2. Also based in California, Obsidian Entertainment is known for games like Fallout: New Vegas, South Park:…

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Xbox keyboard and mouse support launches next week with Fortnite, Warframe, and more

Xbox keyboard and mouse support launches next week with Fortnite, Warframe, and more

Microsoft announced Xbox One keyboard and mouse support back in September, and it’s now arriving on consoles next week. Starting November 14th, Xbox One will support keyboard and mouse in 14 games. Fortnite and Warframe are the biggest names to offer the support at launch, alongside a variety of mainly indie titles: Bomber Crew Warface Children of Morta Minion Master DayZ Warframe Strange Brigade Warhammer Vermintide 2 Moonlighter Wargroove Vigor Warthunder X Morph Defense Fortnite…

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Microsoft reveals Crackdown 3 will launch on February 15th, 2019

Microsoft reveals Crackdown 3 will launch on February 15th, 2019

Microsoft is revealing a new Crackdown 3 release date today. The open-world crimefighting game has been delayed multiple times, and was originally supposed to arrive on November 7th, 2017. Microsoft pushed that release date to the second or third quarter of 2018 before revealing earlier this year that Crackdown 3 would appear in February 2019. It’s now set for a February 15th release date. A lot of that extra time has been spent improving the…

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Microsoft adding PUBG to Xbox Game Pass on November 12th

Microsoft adding PUBG to Xbox Game Pass on November 12th

Microsoft is adding Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) to the company’s Xbox Game Pass subscription on November 12th. The addition means Xbox One users who subscribe to Xbox Game Pass for $9.99 will now be able to access PUBG, alongside more than 100 others. Microsoft’s move to add PUBG to Xbox Game Pass comes just as rumors suggest the game is about to launch on Sony’s PlayStation 4 in December. Microsoft appears to have paid for…

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Trump responds to worst fires in California’s history by threatening to withhold federal aid

Trump responds to worst fires in California’s history by threatening to withhold federal aid

The president blamed California’s environmental policies for the “deadly and costly” toll of the wildfires. Over in Paris, President Donald Trump has California — and the fires ravaging the state, one of which is now the most destructive in California’s history — on his mind. But it’s not sympathy for the eleven people killed or the thousands of homes destroyed that he’s focusing on. On Saturday morning, Trump tweeted about the fires, blaming California’s “gross…

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Florida is heading to a recount, in a repeat of the 2000 presidential election

Florida is heading to a recount, in a repeat of the 2000 presidential election

The recounts in Florida’s Senate and governor races, explained. Florida, America’s most notorious swing state, is headed for a recount in its major statewide elections for both the Senate and the governorship, where Republicans are narrowly leading. The races between Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson for US Senate and between Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum for governor remain too close to call after Tuesday’s election. Under Florida state law, a machine recount is…

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Watch Rocket Lab try again to launch its first commercial mission to space

Watch Rocket Lab try again to launch its first commercial mission to space

Aerospace startup Rocket Lab will try again this weekend to launch its first commercial mission to space, a flight the company has dubbed “It’s Business Time.” The small satellite launcher is aiming to send up seven tiny probes into low Earth orbit on its Electron rocket. If successful, the flight will officially kick off commercial operations for the company, which has only pulled off two test flights so far. Rocket Lab has had a hard…

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