Not completely ruled out
Since February, there have been a series of rumours suggesting Microsoft would be bringing its Xbox applications, subscription services, and video games to the Nintendo Switch. While the tech giant has already been quite busy this week with the reveal of the Halo Master Chief Collection for PC and its streaming service...
Well, that was short-lived
For the past couple of weeks, rumours surrounding the possibility of Microsoft bringing the Xbox Game Pass to Nintendo Switch have been sneaking their way around the internet, devilishly teasing fans with the idea of playing Xbox games on Nintendo's machine. Xbox head, Phil Spencer, even added fuel to the fire recently...
So, Nintendo Switch?
If recent rumours are to be believed, Microsoft intends to bring its Xbox Game Pass service to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. During an interview at the start of this month with GeekWire, the head of Xbox Phil Spencer opened up about the company's plans to push cross-device play, with the Game Pass subscript
Not what you might expect
Earlier this week, a Twitter user spotted Marina from Splatoon 2 on the Xbox One dashboard within the Mixer section. As you may or may not be aware, Mixer is a Microsoft-owned live-streaming platform for all types of video games across multiple platforms. The timing of it was definitely odd, coming off the recent onslaught...
An Xbox One user who goes by the Twitter handle DumbDeadDoodles has allegedly spotted the Splatoon 2 character Marina hidden on a banner within the 'Mixer' section of the Xbox One dashboard. As crazy as it sounds, other Xbox users posted images of their own dashboards, showing the exact same banner. Take a look at the right side of the...
More than a rumour?
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you will have no doubt heard about the ongoing rumours regarding a possible partnership between Microsoft and Nintendo. According to multiple sources, Microsoft has plans to bring an Xbox App, Game Pass, cloud technology and even some Xbox exclusives to the Nintendo...
Ori and Project xCloud also expected
At the start of this month, it was discovered Microsoft would be discussing its plans to make Xbox Live compatible with mobile platforms and the Nintendo Switch at this year's Game Developers Conference. Now, in today's update, Direct-Feed Games – known for its strong track record when it comes to rumours –...
The upcoming schedule for this year’s Game Developers Conference – taking place between the 18th and 22nd of March – has revealed how Microsoft will be discussing its plans to expand Xbox Live support to Android, iOS and the Nintendo Switch. It wants cross-platform play to go beyond the insanely popular crafting-survival game...
"The future looks amazing!"
At the end of last year, Damon Baker announced he would be leaving Nintendo after more than 12 years to pursue a new opportunity in 2019. He started out at the company in 2006 as the global manager of brand licensing and became head of third-party marketing and communications after three years, until taking up the head of...
Is Steve joining the battle?
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans have apparently lost their minds after Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Twitter account reached out to Nintendo of America’s Twitter account on National Compliment Day. Microsoft’s social account sent a single tweet in Nintendo's direction, revealing its love for the ultimate Smash Bros...
Your move, Sony
Nintendo and Microsoft are leading the cross-play revolution on consoles, but it's Sony's decision to remain out of this multi-platform party that has gained the most column inches of late. Not only has the company blocked cross-play on key titles like Rocket League and Fortnite, it has taken measure
Well we didn't expect this
We all know that the Switch doesn't have a built-in achievement system, and the debate over whether or not it would benefit the console will likely go on for some time, but this news throws a very interesting addition into the mix. Microsoft and Mojang have confirmed that, once the game's Bedrock update has gone live,...
Rare is also open to giving IP to third parties
As we all know, Rare used to be a solid partner for Nintendo. During the N64 years, Nintendo held a significant stake in the UK firm, which created seminal games like Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007, Blast Corps, Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong 64. It was also the company responsible for the N64...
"We think we still have a minimum of two years in front of us"
The Nintendo Switch is selling like hotcakes, which proves that a successful console launch is not all about tech specs. While the Wii U was a flop in face of competition from PS4 and the Xbox One, it was only a generation before this that the humble Wii held its own against the very...
"We want consumers from 5 to 95 playing our games"
During this year's E3, Microsoft finally lifted the lid on its new console, the Xbox One X. A souped-up version of the existing Xbox One system, it will be the most powerful home console ever when it launches - not that this concerns Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime. Asked...
"That doesn’t seem healthy for anyone"
One of the big pieces of news to come out of Microsoft's E3 presentation was that Mojang is working to unify all versions of Minecraft so that whichever platform you happen to play on, you're always going to be part of a much larger community of fans. The Switch version of the game is one of the first...
Still on a lot of people's shopping lists
The Nielsen Games 360 Report was recently published and has made the shock discovery that there is more interest in purchasing a Nintendo Switch from those who were surveyed than the upcoming Xbox Scorpio or the currently available PS4 Pro. As shown in the graph below, Nintendo Switch is on 16 percent (the...
Unless you live under a rock you will no doubt be aware that yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of the Microsoft Xbox. Launched as a rival to the PS2 and GameCube, the system laid down the foundations for the incredibly successful Xbox 360 and the Xbox One, Microsoft's current home console. While Xbox and Sony fans are regularly at...
"Love seeing new innovation in our industry, Switch looks like fun!"
After what felt like a lifetime Nintendo finally lifted the curtain on its Switch console yesterday, and sent the gaming world into overdrive. The new platform is designed to operate like a home system and a handheld, and is clearly gunning for a different sector of the market to...
"Nintendo - with great respect - is a toy company, and always has been"
With the Wii U look set to sell less units that the GameCube and the 3DS falling short of the commercial performance of its immediate predecessor the DS, many industry analysts have characterised Nintendo as a company in decline. However, former Xbox boss Robbie Bach - who spent...
"They've done a great job"
To the undoubted chagrin of those that yearn for a 'console war' of the type seen between Nintendo and SEGA in the '90s, the modern day big three generally share a great deal of mutual respect. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft rarely engage in squabbles, each happy to praise and talk up each other's achievements; that's no bad...
Rare's latest has filled Damien McFerran with delight, but there's a catch
Rare is one of the UK's most respected and adored software houses, with a lineage that goes back more than 30 years. While the company is now wholly owned by Microsoft, for a large part of its lifespan it was closely affiliated with Nintendo - initially as a third party...
"Name a bad idea and it was something we had to deal with"
Back when Microsoft was looking at entering the home gaming market and working on the first Xbox console, people within the company had some pretty far out ideas - precious few of which actually came to pass, thankfully. Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Oddworld Inhabitants' Lorne Lanning has...
Uh-oh, they're on the official Xbox site
While each passing year leaves us less convinced than ever that Capcom can rediscover the glory days of its Resident Evil franchise, which arguably culminated with Resident Evil 4, 3DS title Resident Evil Revelations was a pleasing step in the right direction. It also remains one of the best-looking games on...
Hardware developer Motus have unveiled their attempt at a Wiimote "evolution" for the Xbox 360.
Now, Motus Corporation has created their own version of the Wiimote control, dubbed The Darwin, and they're preparing to release it towards the end of the year for use with the Xbox 360, the PS3, and the PC. According to Motus, the Darwin will offer better control than the Wiimote because of a more..
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