Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries

Microsoft's changing Cortana strategy is about to have consequences for some phone users. The company has revealed that the Cortana app will stop working after January 31st, 2020 for people in Australia, Canada and the UK. Lists, reminders and othe...

The latest Xbox One update adds Google Assistant voice controls

Xbox One's November update is here, bringing with it a bunch of new features and tools designed, as always, to improve your gaming experience. First up, and probably most notable, is the roll-out of Google Assistant voice controls. We've known this w...

What to do when everything on their holiday wish list is digital

The following scenario will play out thousands of times this holiday season, and if you're buying a lot of presents for friends and family, it'll likely affect your life personally. You: What do you want for the holidays? Them: The new Akali skin...

‘Minecraft Dungeons’ will arrive in April 2020

Game developer Mojang last year unexpectedly announced that it was working on Minecraft Dungeons -- a blocky take on classic dungeon crawlers. Now we know when we can finally expect it to land. Initially slated for 2019, Microsoft now says the game w...

Microsoft is adding 10 ‘Final Fantasy’ games to Xbox Game Pass

Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it's adding more than 50 new games to Xbox Game Pass -- as well as giving three sweet freebies if you sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. By any measure, that's a lot of games, but it's an especially exciting...

‘West of Dead’ is a fast-paced shooter starring Ron Perlman

After it popped up in the Microsoft Store perhaps a little earlier than intended, twin-stick shooter West of Dead is available in open beta on Xbox One. You'll play as the Ghost Rider-esque William Mason, who's voiced by Ron Perlman of Hellboy and So...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate adds Discord, Spotify and EA Access freebies

This holiday season, Microsoft really wants you to sign up for its monthly Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription service. To start, for a limited time you can once again get the first three months of the service, which bundles together the company's X...