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The Halo Infinite beta added two new game modes today

Halo Infinite's Arena gains two new game modes today. What you need to know Halo Infinite is currently hosting its second technical preview, with players enjoying Arena Slayer right now. For day two, 343i has opened the doors on two additional game modes that players can try out on Arena maps. Capture the Flag can be played on the Bazaar map,...

Which new Surface devices would you like to buy?

Microsoft announced a total of eight new devices this week, and we want to know which ones you want to buy. Microsoft expanded its Surface family with five new devices and three new accessories this week. Now that you've had a couple of days to digest all of the announcements, we want to know which device (or devices) you actually want to buy....

Xbox just gained four classic Castlevania games in this enhanced collection

A fresh batch of Castlevania games arrives on modern Xbox consoles. What you need to know The Castlevania franchise is one of the most legendary in existence, helping spawn a new genre of video games. Today, Xbox players got a surprise release with the arrival of the Castlevania Advance Collection. The collection includes four classic Castlevania...

More Xbox and Steam users can play Halo Infinite on September 30

A chance to play, even for those that haven't signed up. What you need to know The second technical preview for Halo Infinite is ongoing. Next weekend, the preview expands to test out Big Team Battle. According to 343 Industries, more players will be able to join that weekend without going through the Halo Insider program. The second...

VR developers prove that Steam Deck isn't a mobile VR console just yet

Ever since the Steam Deck was announced, PC VR gamers everywhere have been wondering if it could power a VR headset. Valve initially shied away from talking about the machine's VR capabilities but did eventually note that it, in a technical sense, had everything needed to run a VR headset. Now that developers have gotten their first development kits...

The semiconductor crisis is worsening and industries are clashing

Chip shortages breed contempt. What you need to know A global shortage of chips has hurt many industries, ranging from automobile makers to phone manufacturers. Companies across these industries are trying to score each other's chip supplies, causing friction. The U.S. government has been holding meetings with leaders in these sectors...

Microsoft applies Internet-sized Band-Aid to stem Autodiscover leaks

It's a stopgap, not a fix. What you need to know Microsoft Exchange's Autodiscover protocol reportedly has a credential-leaking issue. Microsoft acknowledged the situation but did not provide a clear outline of what it planned to do to solve the matter. Now, a new report illustrates one method Microsoft is using to protect itself in the...

Xbox Chaturdays 41: Outside help on Perfect Dark with Shinobi602

Join the conversation live! For episode 41 of Xbox Chaturdays we'll be joined by the iconic Brand Manager of Untold Tales and host of The Joy of Gaming Shinobi602 (Nate Najda). We'll be discussing Crystal Dynamics assisting with development for Perfect Dark, Master Chief for Smash, Halo Infinite flights, and so much more. If you're excited...

See what you can and cannot do with the Pro 8 when it comes to gaming

Best answer: Certain Surface Pro 8 models will be able to handle light gaming thanks to Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics. All models should also be able to handle cloud-based game streaming. But for a true gaming experience, you will want a PC with a dedicated graphics card (GPU), a more powerful processor (CPU), and better cooling capabilities. ...

New Microsoft Edge on Xbox Series X|S lets you use Office

We don't know why you'd do it, but you can indeed use Microsoft Office on Xbox consoles through the new Edge browser. What you need to know Microsoft recently rolled out the Xbox September Update. As part of the update, Xbox consoles received the new Microsoft Edge, which supports mouse and keyboard. As a result, you can use Microsoft...

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