How to Get Your Xbox One to Turn On Your Television

How to Get Your Xbox One to Turn On Your Television (2)

There’s nothing more arbitrary than having to find a remote before enjoying your favorite television shows, games and movies on your Xbox One. Luckily, Xbox One users who have the included Kinect 2 sensor plugged-in can just have their console control their television automatically. Here’s how to get your Xbox One to turn on your […]

Forza 5: The Ultimate Grinding Game

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In the video game world, “grinding” isn’t known as a form of dirty dancing, but rather a method in which a gamer engages in repetitive tasks in a video game in order to level up or gain achievements. It’s the most boring thing in the world to a video gamer, and many games are guilty […]

Xbox One Stock Tracking Sites Embraced by Microsoft

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You may remember earlier last month when Apple ordered DMCA takedowns of several third-party Apple product inventory tracking websites; apparently the company doesn’t want consumers to know which stores have what products in stock. However, Microsoft is doing the exact opposite and is actually telling customers about third-party Xbox One stock tracking websites in order […]

Xbox One in Stock at Amazon (Update)

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While most retail stores have sold out of every Xbox One they have (both online and in-store), Amazon is showing that they have standard editions of the Xbox One in stock and ready to ship. Furthermore, there doesn’t seem to be any warning about low stock, but that doesn’t mean you should take your time with […]

Xbox One Fans Crowdsource Wish List, Microsoft Says It’s Listening

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As with any new product that’s planning to stick around for a few years, there’s always kinks that need to be worked out after it’s launched, and the Xbox One is no exception. The internet is filled with complaints from gamers about different bugs and glitches, as well as owners ranting about features that they […]

Xbox Music Celebrates Cyber Monday with Marshall Mathers LP2 Giveaway

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Microsoft’s Xbox Music isn’t just celebrating the busiest online shopping day of the year with a few deals. It’s also giving away digital copies of The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem’s latest studio album, free to all users. Microsoft’s Xbox Music announced the deal earlier today, saying that it wanted to “show appreciation” for its users […]

Xbox One SSD Swap Not Worth It, According to Speed Tests

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Just the day before the Xbox One was planned to launch, iFixit tore down the new gaming console and revealed that the system comes with a replaceable hard drive, complete with standard SATA connections and all. Of course, this meant that gamers could technically swap in their own hard drive, but if you’re thinking about […]

XBox One In Stock at GameStop…at a High Price

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GameStop is the only major retailer with the XBox One in stock. Unfortunately, GameStop won’t sell the XBox One by itself and selling it as a $739.99 bundle. GameStop’s XBox One Exclusive Bundle consists of an XBox One console, an extra controller and three games. The games are Forza 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, and […]

Xbox One Privacy and Security Settings You Should Care About

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The Xbox One is out in full force, and we’ve already played around with it quite a bit (look for a full review in the coming weeks), but while the games, apps and entertainment features of the new console are the main event, sometimes we forget about the more important things, namely privacy and security. […]

The Xbox One Is Massive, But It’ll Get Smaller

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From the photos, you can’t really tell just how big the Xbox One console is, but when you compare side-to-side with the Xbox 360, the Xbox One is an absolute boat. This really isn’t a major issue, but for those who already have trouble fitting their Xbox 360 into their home entertainment center, the Xbox […]

How to Use Your Logitech Harmony Remote with Xbox One

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On the day that the Xbox One was officially launched, Logitech announced that its Harmony line of universal remote controls will work with the new gaming console, allowing you to fully control your Xbox One using a traditional TV remote control method. This can come especially in handy when you use your Xbox One for […]

Xbox One Headset: The Accessory No One Is Talking About

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For the first time in Xbox history, an Xbox console comes with a headset bundled in by default. The Xbox One sadly doesn’t come with two controllers, but Microsoft thinks they can make it up with an included headset, and it’s easy to see why: the Xbox One relies on voice chat more than the […]

Xbox One Kinect Gets Its Own Proper Teardown

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The Xbox One Kinect sensor is pretty unique, and it’s the first time that Microsoft used in-house technology for the Kinect (previously, a company called PrimeSense worked on the Xbox 360 Kinect). While the new Kinect is essentially a part of the Xbox One console (as it comes with the system by default), the folks […]

Xbox 360 Black Friday Sales Now Live, Up to 75% Off on Games

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Microsoft has begun its Xbox Live sales for the Xbox 360 today and they will last until next week on December 2. All week long, you’ll be able to buy games from the Xbox Live Arcade, as well as Games on Demand, with one-day sales also happening on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. All week […]

Xbox One Costs $471 to Build, $90 More Than PS4

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If you’re wondering why the Xbox One costs $100 more than the PlayStation 4, it’s because the Xbox One costs more money to manufacturer. According to AllThingsD, it costs $471 to build one Xbox One console, whereas the PS4 costs $381. This means that it costs $90 more to make an Xbox One console compared […]

Xbox One Owners with Faulty Systems Will Get a Free Game

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After reports over the weekend that numerous Xbox One consoles were experiencing disc drive failures, Microsoft has announced that it will replace these faulty consoles free of charge and will also give the owners a free Xbox One game for their troubles: either Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome or Zoo Tycoon. […]

How To Prepare For An Xbox One Arrival

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We’re now only hours away from the Xbox One, Microsoft’s next-generation entertainment console, hitting store shelves. Across the country users who pre-ordered – and those who didn’t – are lining up to be among the first to get their hands on the console’s upgraded graphics, controller and upgraded Kinect sensor. Before you head to your […]

Here’s How To Watch the Xbox One Release Parties

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There are just hours left until Microsoft launches the Xbox One, and the company is billing the event as its biggest launch yet. That being said, users waiting to pick up their pre-orders at the local electronics retail store don’t necessarily need to miss all the of that action. Here’s how to watch the Xbox […]

Xbox One Gets Dissected, Reveals Replaceable Hard Drive

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Following the dissection of the PlayStation 4 last week, the Xbox One is getting its turn on the surgical table by the folks at iFixit, and much like Sony’s gaming system, Microsoft’s console is fairly easy to take apart. All it takes is a bit of prying to take off the side grille and then […]

Microsoft To Deliver YouTube App in time for Xbox One Release

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The Xbox One, Microsoft’s next-generation entertainment system, will launch with a native YouTube experience after all. Microsoft shared the surprise news in a blog post on Xbox Wire this afternoon. Noting that the unannounced application would be in the Xbox Store in time for users to download it on launch day. Unfortunately, it seems that […]