Xbox One Features Shortchanged by DRM Drama


There are only two weeks left until Microsoft’s Xbox One launch, and the company is finally talking more about the console and its road to launch. One new in-depth article includes an interview where Microsoft’s Phil Spencer talks about the company’s philosophies in designing the console. It also confirms what many industry insiders suspected – […]

Microsoft: Plenty of Opportunities to Customize the Xbox One

Microsoft does not promise an Xbox One Day One edition on release date.

The Xbox One, Microsoft’s next-generation entertainment console comes in one color, but the console’s designer says that there are plenty of ways that the company can alter it for special edition versions down the road. Microsoft’s Carl Ledbetter noted that the company did take customizations into consideration when it began designing the final look of […]

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Game Sharing

The PS4 beats the Xbox One in consumer interest based on search trends.

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will compete on a few different fronts when they launch this November. The biggest front is on graphics capabilities. Fans of each console have compared screenshots and video footage from each console for weeks. Of course, neither fans nor industry insiders have been able to come to a valid […]

Amazon Offering 250GB Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle for $239

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The Xbox One is quickly approaching for release next month, which means the Xbox 360 is seeing a ton of firesales. Case in point: Amazon has discounted the 250GB Xbox 360 holiday bundle down to $239. This gets you the 250GB console, a Kinect sensor, and three games. Normally, the bundle costs $399, so you’re […]

Microsoft Details Xbox One Dashboard in New Video


While Microsoft has spent some time talking about the Xbox One Dashboard, it hasn’t been as detailed as other aspects of the console. The Dashboard is one of the few things that we still don’t know much about compared to other features of the console, but the company has posted a video that details the […]

Xbox One Ad Campaign Officially Launches


We’re just under a month away from the Xbox One’s official launch on November 22, and Microsoft is now beginning its guerrilla marketing campaign in order to get the word out of the company’s new gaming console. Microsoft’s first advertisement for this Xbox One campaign is an “invitation” to play the Xbox One, with cameos […]

Microsoft Delays Real-Name Aspects of Xbox LIVE Until After Xbox One Launch


When the Xbox One launches this November users won’t be able to search for or identify other users by their real names as originally planned. In a statement to Kotaku, Microsoft confirmed that users would only be able to identify other users through their Gamertag at launch. While the situation mirrors how users identify each […]

Xbox One Day One Pre-Orders Return to GameStop

The Xbox One release date is safe for Day One editions, says Microsoft.

Users looking to pick up Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox One entertainment console before next year should act now. GameStop has reopened Day One pre-orders for the device, however there is no telling how long supplies will last. The return of pre-orders at GameStop comes as users are struggling to find ways to get their hands on […]

Microsoft Shows Off How It Enhanced Kinect for Xbox One

The Xbox One release could bring shortages thanks to a new Kinect sensor.

Microsoft’s redesigned Xbox One console itself might attract more attention from users looking forward to upgrading in November, but the console’s upgraded Kinect Sensor is also an engineering feat in its own right according to Microsoft. This past week, Microsoft detailed what it took to get the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor – which comes with every […]

GTA 5 Online Fix for Xbox 360 Arrives, But Issues Remain

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Rockstar issued a title update for Grand Theft Auto 5 early this morning, a title update that should serve as a GTA 5 Online fix for those on Xbox 360 who have been dealing with an assortment of issues since the game launched earlier this week. Two days ago, Rockstar announced that it was working […]

Come and See the Xbox One

Watch the Xbox One unboxing video to see one of 20 current production Xbox One units in retail packaging.

Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox One console is still about two months away from arriving on store shelves, however users don’t have to wait until launch day to check out the console. That is, as long as they live near one of the stops on Microsoft’s Xbox One Tour. The company is kicking off a nationwide tour for […]

Xbox One Kinect Can Listen to Two People Talking at Once


The new Xbox One Kinect sensor can understand and differentiate two people talking at the same time, according to a report from Polygon, where Microsoft’s Phil Harrison confirmed the feature during a talk at the Eurogamer Expo in London. The new Kinect will be able to tell two users’ voices apart and can process dialogue, when […]

Xbox Fitness Announced for Xbox One


Microsoft is aiming to replace Nintendo’s deceased Wii Fit by introducing Xbox Fitness, which is a new online workout program that will come with every Xbox Live subscription, but will only work with the Xbox One. Essentially, the goal of Xbox Fitness is to get you in shape using a series of interactive workout videos, […]

Why the Xbox One Makes A Gift for the Entire Family

Watch the Xbox One unboxing video to see one of 20 current production Xbox One units in retail packaging.

When Microsoft debuted its next Xbox One console earlier this year, gamers hit the roof. Many of them took to social networks like Twitter and Facebook, demanding that Microsoft change the console’s direction and appeal more to what many referred to as the “hard-core gaming crowd”. That is, users who primarily use consoles to play video games. […]

Grand Theft Auto 5 Leaks Out, Microsoft Throws the Banhammer

Pick up free weapons at any gun shop in GTA 5 single player mode.

Grand Theft Auto 5 doesn’t officially release until next Tuesday, but some folks have claimed to already gotten copies of the game, and they’re turning around and selling them on eBay for a big profit. For example, this PlayStation 3 copy was sold for $500, and the seller is guaranteeing Saturday delivery on September 14 […]

Play the Xbox One Way Ahead of Release at Select Microsoft Stores


The Xbox One doesn’t launch until November 22, but Microsoft has been putting the new console on display in its stores since late last month. However, it’s been behind glass like a piece of treasure, and has remained unplayable for shoppers, but the company will be giving eager gamers the chance to play with the […]

Xbox One Dashboard Video Leak Shows Off New Interface

The Xbox One release date window narrows to between the PS4 release date and Black Friday.

Microsoft began shipping its Xbox One consoles to retailers last week, so it would only be a matter of time before the new console showed up in the wild. As expected, a video from someone who has an Xbox One in their possession shows off the interface of the Xbox One’s dashboard with some of […]

Why the Xbox 360 Is Still Worth Buying


The Xbox One is right around the corner, and it promises to bring a better gaming experience this time around, with all-new games and better graphics. However, Microsoft is also still focusing much of its energy on the eight-year-old Xbox 360, which the company just updated with a new design at E3 in June during its […]

Microsoft Talks About Upgrades to SmartGlass App for Xbox One and Xbox 360

The upgraded SmartGlass experience users can expect on the Xbox One.

The Xbox One’s November 22nd launch date might still be a bit far off on most users’ calendar, but that isn’t stopping the company from announcing the unique experiences users can expect when the device launches – specifically on their smartphone. In a new post, Microsoft is finally detailing the new features it plans to […]