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Microsoft has a lot of exciting things in store for its Xbox One console, and if you want an early taste of what the Redmond giant is cooking up, you need only join the Xbox One Preview program. Sounds easy enough, right? Unfortunately it's an invite-only affair, and it looks like Microsoft is cutting back the number of invites it sends out.As you might imagine, more than just a handful of Xbox One owners are interested in getting an early look at upcoming features. Microsoft says it's seen a "tremendous response" from its fans and that the program "has reached a near-capacity level," which in... Read more...
Electronic Arts is getting ready to release it's newest Madden game, Madden NFL 2016, to various game consoles tomorrow (August 25, 2016), though if you're anxious to hit the gridiron, you can score a copy for free for the Xbox One today, a day early. All you have to do is enter a promo code in Uber and cross your fingers. You're not guaranteed to get a free copy, and considering that demand will be "VERY HIGH" with limited availability, it amounts to a Hail Mary pass. Nevertheless, free copies are out there for the taking, and I've already seen one of my Facebook contacts boast about scoring one... Read more...
There’s no question that Sony’s PlayStation 4 is walking away from the Xbox One in the console sales race this generation. This is despite the fact that Sony has held the line on pricing, keeping its 500GB console at the $399 price point, while Microsoft effectively instituted a $100 price cut by ditching the Kinect camera, and later implemented a permanent price drop to $349 (not to mention numerous crazy bundle deals). But the sizable sales lead that the PS4 has over the Xbox One is of little concern to Microsoft’s Xbox execs. Rather, the company is more focused on improving the gaming experience... Read more...
So you’ve got an Xbox One console and you also just so happen to have a kickass rig that’s running Windows 10. Chances are that you’ve already tried Xbox One game streaming to your rig, either to see how if the feature works or if it’s worth the effort. If you gave game streaming a try and weren’t impressed with the the “High” image quality setting, a hidden “Very High” image quality setting has been unearthed that greatly improves visuals across the board.  The Very High setting was discovered by curious reddit users, and it definitely goes a long way towards making games less blurry. However,... Read more...
If you’re in the market for an Xbox One, and just so happen to be thinking about picking up a large screen HDTV at the same time, Best Buy has a hot deal in store that might be right up your alley. The consumer electronics retailer is offering up a Back to School special next week that will feature a 500GB Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle paired with a 40-inch Samsung LED HDTV (UN40J5200AFXZA) for just $499.98. The Xbox One bundles regularly cost $349.99, while the Samsung HDTV would usually set you back $429.99, which means that you’ll end up saving $280 by going with this... Read more...
We don't know if Microsoft will catch up and surpass Sony in console sales, but if not, it won't be for a lack of trying. Microsoft has been doing a bang up job with its Xbox One console, both on the software side and in terms of hardware upgrades and bundles. One of the latest -- and arguably the coolest -- is the Xbox One Halo 5 Guardians Limited Collector's Edition - Pink Mist Edition. It's also the longest name of any Xbox One bundle that we're aware of, which is fitting, because it boasts one of the most robust collections of add-ons and extras. Included inside are all the goodies you get... Read more...
Xbox One news has been coming in at a furious pace in the past few months or so. We’ve seen the announcement of game streaming to and from an Xbox One with a Windows PC, a customizable “Elite” gaming controller, a fresh 1TB Halo 5 bundle, and an upcoming Windows 10 infusion for the Xbox One’s UI. Now Seagate is jumping on the Xbox One bandwagon with its $109.99 Game Drive for Xbox, which adds an additional 2TB of storage space. The drive seems to be aimed at gamers who already have a 500GB Xbox One and don’t want to go through the hassle of selling their existing console to purchase a more capacious... Read more...
During its press conference at Gamescom, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 will be hitting the Xbox One in November. Best of all? Like all dashboard updates, it's not going to cost you a dime. We first learned of Microsoft's Xbox One Windows 10 plans in advance of E3, and while Microsoft hasn't gone in-depth about all of what the update will bring to the table, there's enough meat here to gain a basic understanding. It's no doubt obvious, but Windows 10 on Xbox One isn't going to look like Windows 10 on the PC. Like the mobile variant of the OS, Xbox One will be treated to a finely-tuned Windows... Read more...
I'm the first to proudly admit I'm a PC man. Normally when I hear about "customized" gaming consoles my first response is "Hey, every PC I've built is customized." But there's something special about Microsoft's newly announced Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition 1TB bundle.  No, snarky reader, it's not merely the $500 price tag.  Microsoft's limited edition Xbox One console, which releases this October a week prior to the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, sets my hardware lust (an internal meter which dictates how much cash I'll irrationally spend with complete disregard for logic... Read more...
If you’re a fan of the Gears of War franchise, Microsoft has a treat in store for you. We already knew that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was incoming (along with the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle), but Microsoft today announced that anyone that plays the game between its launch on August 25 through December 31, 2015 will also gain access to the four previous “Gears” titles — Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment. Access to the games on the Xbox One is granted via the much ballyhooed Xbox 360 backwards compatibility mode, which was first announced... Read more...
When Microsoft introduced the ability to stream Xbox One games to the PC earlier this year, through its just-released Windows 10 OS, a common thought that came to many was, "Why couldn't we stream our PC games to our Xbox?" Well, believe it or not, that's going to be happening. In an interview with The Verge, Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed that the feature is coming, and now, last week's announcement that the Xbox One can now use a keyboard and mouse makes a whole lot more sense. The ability to stream PC games to a TV isn't that interesting anymore, as there are many, many solutions out there... Read more...
China is finally ending a ban on gaming consoles that has proven to be a real hindrance to companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. But before you ask, “I thought China already lifted the ban?” you have to realize that Chinese regulatory agencies only allowed consoles to be sold within the country if they were manufactured within the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Now that Chinese officials have had a change of heart, manufacturers (both foreign and domestic) are free to build and sell their consoles anywhere within the country. Needless to say, console manufacturers are elated at the possibility... Read more...
With Windows 10, Microsoft is making a concerted effort to unify their platforms. Universal apps, Xbox One to PC game streaming, Xbox 360 game streaming, Game DVR functionality, and a host of other features and tweaks to make the Windows experience more seamless across various devices. I've always seen the potential for PC to Xbox One streaming, but for that Microsoft would need to implement full keyboard and mouse support. Well guess what gamers? Xbox head Phil Spencer today said that exact support isn't far away.  @lgriao @PNF4LYFE @Tak225Th Yep, keyboard and mouse support for Xbox would... Read more...
In some ways, you can think of Windows 10 as a 'do-over' for Microsoft. Windows 10 is set to achieve what Windows 8 set out to do, which is bring interoperability between totally different devices, and do it without shoving the Metro UI down users' throats. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, the revolution has already begun, and it gains steam today as Microsoft unlocks functionality for all Xbox One owners to stream their games to a Windows 10 PC. Previously that function was only available in Preview form, but as of now, it's expanded to everyone who owns an Xbox One and has a PC or tablet... Read more...
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