Free-to-Play Microsoft Flight Launches February 29 Towing $20 Expansion

Microsoft's casual take on the PC flight simulator takes to the air on February 29, the free-to-play title supplemented with $20 of downloadable content right out of the gate. why fly just one Hawaiian island when you can fly them all? » 2/06/12 12:30pm 2/06/12 12:30pm

Why You Need to Play Age of Empires Online... And Believe My Lies

Be warned: I am a strident fan of classic computer real-time strategy series Age of Empires and when finally given the opportunity to play a new take on the game I will go to great lengths to make sure it sticks around. » 8/12/11 4:00pm 8/12/11 4:00pm

Microsoft, This Isn't Helping Win PC Gamers Over

Perhaps realising it wasn't exactly popular with gamers as a standalone marketplace, Microsoft recently decided to shift Games for Windows over to That move has now taken place,'s gone about as well as you'd expect from Microsoft and PC gaming. » 7/12/11 1:30am 7/12/11 1:30am

Microsoft Thought About Buying the Guys Who Make Crysis

Crytek are the developers behind the original Far Cry, Crysis, Crysis 2 and the Cryengine. They could also, but for the grace of God, have been bought out by Microsoft. » 7/05/11 1:00am 7/05/11 1:00am

Bye Bye Games for Windows Marketplace, Hello

In what does not seem like a positive sign for Microsoft's Games For Windows efforts, the Games For Windows Marketplace is merging with, a move that the Xbox 360 maker says is for convenience and ease. » 7/01/11 6:20pm 7/01/11 6:20pm

Microsoft's "Future Of PC Gaming" Video Is Terrifying

Microsoft probably has many ideas on what constitutes the future of gaming on the PC. It's too big a company not to. But this particular one is so horrible you may not want to even see it. » 3/21/11 4:30am 3/21/11 4:30am

A Quick Look At Fable III Playing on the PC

We already knew that Fable III is coming to the computer, but Microsoft wanted to put worrying minds to rest but showing the game off in action at the Consumer Electronics Show today. » 1/06/11 3:00pm 1/06/11 3:00pm

Can Microsoft's New Online Store Compete With Steam?

As expected, Microsoft's new online shopfront for PC games has gone live. We were promised a bigger, better store. So has it delivered? » 11/16/10 1:30am 11/16/10 1:30am

Games For Windows Gets a Bigger, Better Online Store Next Month

Next month Microsoft's Games for Windows website is getting an overhauled online store that will make purchasing computer games through the site easier, support Microsoft Points and nearly double the number of available titles. » 10/22/10 9:00am 10/22/10 9:00am

Microsoft Promises More, Bigger Games For PC Owners

Microsoft's two most recent PC game reveals were welcome, sure, but they were also catered towards a certain end of the market: the end that is cool with playing browser games. » 8/31/10 1:00am 8/31/10 1:00am

Ex-Age Of Empires Devs Working On Microsoft Strategy Game [Update]

Microsoft's "Project S", a secret strategy game that we uncovered earlier today, isn't a Halo title. It is, however, being worked on by former Age of Empires developers. » 7/08/10 1:30am 7/08/10 1:30am

Microsoft Seeks Testers For Secret 'Project S' Strategy Game [Updated]

The people who publish Age of Empires and Halo Wars have a secret real-time strategy title in the works for Games For Windows Live, which Microsoft Games Studios is calling "Project S." Other people are alpha testing it now. » 7/07/10 11:30pm 7/07/10 11:30pm

Games On Demand for Windows, Now With Less Painful Waiting

Microsoft is getting serious about on-demand Games For Windows, convincing publishers like Capcom, Rockstar, Ubisoft and others to bring their PC wares to Games on Demand "day-and-date" with their release in stores. There's better news. » 6/08/10 9:00pm 6/08/10 9:00pm

Hunted: The Demon's Forge Eyes-On

The head of Hunted: The Demon's Forge developer, inXile Entertainment, doesn't take comparisons of his dark dungeon crawler to Gears of War unkindly—even if you're labeling it Spears of War and Gears of Warcraft. » 5/04/10 3:40pm 5/04/10 3:40pm

A Brief New Look At Brink

Why the long faces? Because these four screen shots comprise our only update on Splash Damage's first-person shooter Brink, a game that we would've had a brand new look at were it not for one attention-starved volcano. » 5/04/10 10:40am 5/04/10 10:40am

Consider This Further Notice: Game Room Back On Schedule

After a brief delay (and scary sounding update) in the flow of updates to Microsoft's Game Room virtual arcade for Xbox 360 and Games For Windows, things appear to be officially hunky-dory. » 5/03/10 9:00pm 5/03/10 9:00pm

Resource File Might Hint at Future Plans for Xbox Game Room

Someone picked apart the resource file for the Microsoft Game Room - the PC version of the Xbox Game Room that launched this week - and found a curious Star Wars image that doesn't seem to fit anything. » 3/25/10 6:20pm 3/25/10 6:20pm

BioShock 2 PC's Missing Gamepad Support Also Pissing People Off

The lack of true widescreen support in the recently released BioShock 2 isn't the only shortcoming that has PC gamers steamed. The lack of gamepad support, including the Xbox 360 controller, isn't sitting well with the typically keyboard-and-mouse loving crowd. » 2/10/10 9:00pm 2/10/10 9:00pm

No Mature Games Allowed In Xbox Game Room

One of the biggest potential stumbling points for the 360's (and PC's!) Game Room - having to secure an endless stream of ESRB ratings - has been solved in a fairly unique way by Microsoft. » 1/30/10 12:00am 1/30/10 12:00am