Gamers have reported being suspended from Xbox Live’s Upload Studio for using bad language. Microsoft stands by this decision and apparently they are losing patience when it comes to the use of “filthy” language.
“(W)e take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously.…Read More »
As far as early indications go on how the console wars went on Black Friday, it seems that so far Microsoft is in the lead.
This information comes to us through a survey conducted by InfoScout, a market research firm, and according to their findings, so far, Xbox One console sales make up 31% of the market.…Read More »
One of the most awaited technologies of 2013 were PS4 and Xbox One. PS4 launched on 15 Nov and the next of day of its official launch, Sony announced that it sold a million units of PS4 in less than 24 hours in USA and Canada.…Read More »
In preparation for the launch of Xbox One, Microsoft started a “Doctor’s order” campaign on the Xbox One’s official website. In the campaign, users can make “Doctor’s order” notes and send them via email to bosses or teachers in order to be excused from work or school, so that people can stay home and get their hands dirty with the much-awaited Xbox One.…Read More »
As a huge fan of the Xbox, news like these doesn’t go down well. Personally, this mindless squabble amongst fanboys about resolutiongate and the Xbox One’s extra features doesn’t phase me at all. In the gaming world, you have man-children, children….and men.…Read More »
Rumors are circulating that the new Xbox One is going to be more user friendly than previous versions of the console. According to a listing found Dell’s web store, the Xbox One will be able to run Windows 8 apps and even sync to your desktop tablet, television, or phone.…Read More »
You might not have guessed it, but out of the 25 most loved brands in America, several of them are from the tech industry. NewMediaMetrics has released the results of its yearly LEAP survey where it listed the top 25 loved brands in the United States.…Read More »
Say what you will about Microsoft’s Kinect 2 for the Xbox One, you just can’t deny that this thing is an awesome piece of tech. We’ve seen the demos of it in action and we’ve read the hands-on impressions; almost every video game journalists have several positive things to say about the device (privacy concerns aside.)
One key feature of the Kinect that we didn’t know about until now is its ability to detect two voices at the same time.…Read More »
This infographic compares the three latest video game consoles.Read More »
Microsoft has announced that their Xbox Music service is expanding. The company is introducing mobile apps for both Android and iOS, as well as adding a free streaming option for its web player. Adding these new options puts the service in a better position to compete with the likes of Spotify and Pandora, services which the company actually mentions by name in its announcement:
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A lot of people use multiple music services to get the songs and albums they want.
Leaked video shows off Xbox One in the wild, will also probably get someone at Microsoft fired [Video]
Someone at Microsoft is in very big trouble. A video showing off the Xbox One and its dashboard features surfaced online today then removed shortly after. Thankfully, a clever YouTube user downloaded and re-uploaded it “just in case.”
The unit in the video is clearly a prototype or a unit distributed for beta testing purposes.…Read More »
It’s that time of the year again – Football season and to celebrate the occasion, Microsoft has aired the Xbox One’s first ad that heavily focuses on the console’s ties with the NFL. When it was first announced back in June at E3, it had faced a lot of criticisms due to its ridiculous requirements like checking in every 24 hours, not letting users to trade games,etc - although Microsoft had reversed the policies completely. …Read More »
Microsoft has just announced the official launch date for its next-generation console, the Xbox One. On November 22, the Xbox One will be released in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and the US.…Read More »
Employees of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business will be getting a nice little gift this holiday. According to this image, which comes from a number of sources who know someone on the Xbox team, Microsoft will be giving away:
- A Unique Special Edition White Xbox One
- 1 Year of Xbox Live
- All First Party Games
- Unique Achievement
To be eligible, the employee must have been part of the division since July 12, 2013 and still work for Microsoft at the time of the Xbox One launch.…Read More »
Microsoft didn’t have a live Gamescom press conference for everyone on the web to watch, but that didn’t mean the company wasn’t planning to come out swinging. To regain respect among hardcore gamers, the software giant chose to collaborate with EA on making FIFA 14 a free game with every Xbox One console pre-ordered in Europe.…Read More »
It seems like everything around us is getting smarter now. Honestly, who would have thought we would have glasses and watches that are equally powerful as our computers. Ok, that’s an overstatement but generally speaking they are pretty powerful enough to
On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that the company and Ubi Interactive had worked together to develop a software that literally turn any surface into a touchscreen.…Read More »
Xbox executive Marc Whitten says that the Xbox One will not require the Kinect to be plugged in for the console to function.
When Microsoft first unveiled the Xbox One, one of the things people took issue with was the fact that the console required the Kinect to function.…Read More »
A Microsoft spokesperson says that the Xbox One’s controller should eventually be compatible with PCs, with Microsoft hoping to make it happen by 2014.
The Microsoft representative told VentureBeat that a few things need to be worked on before the controller could be supported by the PC:
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“New wireless protocol, combined with the ability to work in ‘wired’ mode, and the addition of features like Impulse triggers, means that new software has to be written and optimized for the PC.
Rumors of Microsoft increasing the Xbox One RAM from 8GB to 12GB has officially been laid to rest by the company’s industry marketer and planner, Albert Penello via a Twitter message update. This comes as no surprise as it would have been quite difficult for Microsoft to increase the RAM count this late stage in the game.…Read More »
It looks like you won’t have to wait until November to see an unboxing of Microsoft’s next console, as they’ve just released an official unboxing video for the Xbox One.
Microsoft’s Larry Hryb serves as your guide throughout the video as he unboxes a retail version of the Xbox One Day One Edition.…Read More »
The Microsoft Xbox One gaming console is a true monster when it comes to the size of the device. The reason behind this, according to an unnamed Microsoft employee who spoke with Digital Foundry, is that it allows the console to stay turned on for ten years without kicking the bucket.…Read More »
Microsoft says indies will now be able to self-publish on Xbox One, retail consoles can be used as dev kits
Microsoft appears to be hell-bent on fixing everything that people have complained about for the Xbox One. After completely reversing their used games policy and online requirements, the company has announced a new stance for how it will approach independent game developers.…Read More »
With all the negativity facing the Xbox One, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if many gamers have no interest in taking another plunge with Xbox Live for another year. However, if you are a die-hard fan, a one-year free Xbox Live Gold subscription could be yours, granted that you purchase Office 365.…Read More »
Ever wanted an Xbox 360 fit inside your car? Or a PS3 that can cook you dinner? Yeah, people have done it.Read More »
Microsoft representatives have confirmed that the Xbox One will allow users to play games while they’re still downloading to the system.
This means that the time it takes for users to actually play their digital games will be significantly reduced. It’s especially important for digital counterparts of disc-based games, since file sizes have traditionally been very large for those types of games and are poised to get even larger in the next-generation.…Read More »
There were numerous reports about a major reorganization about to take place within Microsoft last month and now it’s all official. CEO Steve Ballmer has announced a company-wide restructuring, resulting in two divisions — one dedicated to devices, and one dedicated to services.…Read More »
According to a report from the South China Morning post, China is planning on ending its ban on video game consoles in the country. The production and sale of consoles were banned more than a decade ago in 2000 because authorities believed that video games were potentially unhealthy for the Chinese youth, especially games that contained large amounts of violence.…Read More »
Now this is a little awkward. Usually the enthusiast press in the games industry stays far away from taking sides, but Edge has taken it to a whole new level. In their latest issue, the magazine writes, “This is your next console.…Read More »
It’s been more than a decade since Microsoft introduced the original Xbox, and since then we’ve grown increasingly used to its name. Just ask anybody who plays video games if they think the Xbox name is weird and they’ll probably say no.…Read More »
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is working on a video game console that will be powered by Android. If that sounds familiar, the recently released Ouya runs on Android as well. This device, however, would be both designed and marketed by Google themselves.…Read More »
If you’re an avid gamer, you might have heard about a little indie game called LIMBO. It’s a puzzle-based platforming game that made quite the splash when it was released back in 2010, exclusively for the Xbox 360. It’s made its way to a number of different platforms since then, including the PC and the Mac.…Read More »
Microsoft completely reverses Xbox One policies, removes used games restrictions and will no longer require online checks every 24 hours
After Microsoft’s E3 press conference, the Xbox One got a lot of new nicknames: The Xbone, Xbox 359, or even the Xbox One-and-done. Now we can add a new nickname: the Xbox 180.
Microsoft executive Don Mattrick has announced on the official Microsoft blog that the Xbox One will no longer require online checks every 24 hours and will no longer restrict used games — which is, as you’ve probably guessed, a complete turnaround from their earlier announcements.…Read More »
During Microsoft’s press conference at the currently ongoing E3 convention in Los Angeles, the company announced one of the biggest things we still didn’t know about the console. Nope, it wasn’t even more restrictive DRM or online requirements, but a price and a release date.…Read More »