"Put aside the fact that Halo, reception aside, will always be ‘in the black’ (it’s essentially gospel, at this point); the franchise is still, in many ways, an unenviable inheritance. As a studio, 343 was not commissioned but lab-grown by Microsoft for the express purpose of shepherding Bunjie’s creation over the hills of a new console generation, and far away. No one said the task would be easy, but the property is of such renown that players are unlikely to go easy if at all crestfallen."

Surge is finally back and I cannot wait for a shipment to hit the West Coast so that I can relive my twenties. The beverage was a staple for my gaming in the early 2000's and it will be nice to play some classics with Surge in my veins once again.

Microsoft has had some amazing gems in their games catalog, one of which was announced to be receiving a remake in this newest console generation. That game was Phantom Dust. Released on March 15th, 2005, the action/strategy game was developed by Microsoft Game Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios and Majesco for the original Xbox console. To be honest, I had never heard of this game until very recently. I even missed the reveal of the Xbox One reboot somehow.

On this day in gaming in 2003, Soulcalibur II was released for GameCube, PS2, and Xbox. A huge critical success, Soulcalibur II was an improvement from its predecessor, with better graphics and gameplay. A weapons based fighting game, the plot surrounding each character was to either obtain the Soul Edge or destroy it.

Do you remember the good times on the original Xbox? I thought so. Most people were putting in hours on great games like Halo, Fable, and Counter-Strike, leaving all others to collect dust on your local game store. These games may not be as popular, but were as equally fun!

Ever wanted to see a classic franchise come back as much as this one? Dom goes over five reasons as to why Timesplitters should return on PC, PS4, Xbox One and even Wii U. Is it time to split?Ever wanted to see a classic franchise come back as much as this one? Dom goes over five reasons as to why Timesplitters should return on PC, PS4, Xbox One and even Wii U. Is it time to split?

Microsoft and Square Enix have announced the release date for Rise of the Tomb Raider, a time exclusive for the Xbox consoles. No word for PS4/PC versions yet unfortunately.

From Final Fantasy VII Remake, Fallout 4, Dark Souls III, Shenmue III, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Kingdom Hearts 3, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness to Fire Emblem Fates and Bravely Second (was officially revealed before E3 but still very close.) RPG Fans will have so much to look forward to going forward.

Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda seems to have been checking op on Microsoft Studios' developers including Rare who is currently busy developer Xbox One exclusive 'Sea of Thieves'.

"Long before slapping “remaster” on the cover was a fad, these games put the “master” in “remaster” before it was cool. We gave you five fabulous remasters to pick from. Now, here are five more."

The Gamer’s Lounge is going to be having a summer blacklog community contest. The summer is the perfect time to play some games that have been sitting on the shelf or on the hard drive for the last year or so. Put away that next gen AAA title and fire up something from a few years ago or from 20 years ago.

With a bevy of new Star Wars video games on the horizon, Cinelinx takes a look back at some of the best titles and genres the galaxy far, far away has explored and that EA needs to revisit.

It was a sad day for many Star Wars fans when Disney decided to board up the doors at LucasArts. I was one of those fans that shed a tear when I heard the news – I remember looking through my old Xbox Star Wars games and noticing that I was missing an important one: Star Wars Republic Commando.