E3: Press Conference Recaps

E3 is always a hectic time filled with announcements, with many new reveals and updated information unleashed over a flurry of press conferences. We've collected our conference recaps into one spot for you to catch up on anything you may have missed!

E3 2015 Recap - Xbox

Welcome to today's E3 coverage here on ZAM!

Today's first media briefing (1 of 4) was from Xbox. It was packed with new details, so check out the recap below!

All Events: Bethesda, Xbox, EA, Ubisoft, Playstation, Nintendo, Square Enix, PC Gaming

Gigantic is Coming to Win 10 and Xbox One

Motiga announced a new partnership with Microsoft today. Gigantic is now set to come to Windows 10 and Xbox One... at some point "in the near future", PC players will be required to have Windows 10 to play.

Xbox One: Limited Time Discount Offer

If you've been waiting for the Xbox One to drop in price before buying it, your patience has finally paid off. From November 2, 2014 - January 3, 2015 enjoy savings on several console bundles.

Halo: Spartan Strike Revealed

Halo: Spartan Strike is an upcoming top-down shooter that opens up an all-new story set in the Halo universe. The title is slated to release on December 12, 2014 for Windows 8/8.1, Windows Phone 8/8.1, and Steam.

Xbox: October's Free Games

To improve the perks of Xbox Live, Microsoft now offers free games (and discounts) on a monthly basis. Seeing as it's October 1st, let's check out what they're offering this month!

Microsoft Purchases Mojang for $2.5 Billion

Mojang and Microsoft confirmed this morning that Mojang, which includes hit game Minecraft, has been purchased for a cool $2.5 billion. According to Mojang's blog:

Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft.

There are only a handful of potential buyers with the resources to grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves. We’ve worked closely with Microsoft since 2012, and have been impressed by their continued dedication to our game and its development. We’re confident that Minecraft will continue to grow in an awesome way.

Microsoft acquired Mojang for a smooth 2.5 BILLION dollars.

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 2

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's second installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed are:

  • Minecraft might be purchased for $2 billion?
  • Destiny touts much profit and may eventually see a PC release
  • Batman Arkham Knight gets a release date
  • FOOTBALL!!!??
  • DestinyDB's console giveaway

Xbox One: October System Update

Fall 2014 is a huge time for the Xbox One. With Destiny and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, this is Microsoft's time to shine. Looking to keep the Xbox One fresh and functional, they've been making great changes and polishing the platform.

Join up with Larry Hyrb and Xbox Engineer Richard Irving as they walk through this October's very big list of big Snap-related changes and more. Buckle up!

The Ethics of Mouse & Keyboard on Consoles

By midnight tonight, a legion of fans will finally descend on the world of Destiny. Most will be playing with a controller. A small percent will use a mouse and keyboard.

One of 2014's best games isn't coming PC. As such, PC gamers are finding a way to get their fix. With a peripheral costing $60 to $120, their input-of-choice is ready to go. Do a mouse and keyboard (M&KB) have an inherent advantage over controllers? Is it a problem? Let's ask a few questions and find out.