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When Microsoft released Windows 10, it wasted no time informing us what it was to become: the company's central OS for all platforms. Microsoft wants its prized OS to run on our desktops, notebooks, and smartphones, of course, but also on its Xbox One game console and upcoming HoloLens. The ultimate goal here is to allow developers to take advantage of Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and publish their apps or games to a huge number of platforms all at once. Eventually, we'll see Windows apps hit the Xbox One, and Xbox One games hit Windows. A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced... Read more...
A few weeks ago, we talked about how Microsoft wants to improve the interoperability between the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. At the very least, games built using Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform can be developed for both Xbox and Windows at the same time, and part of that perk means that many (or all) of these games will allow gamers to play against (or with) each other cross-platform. Well, going forward, things could be improving in that regard. At the ongoing Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced that it's aiming to pave the way for cross-network play in games released for both... Read more...
Okay PC players, you can stop thumbing your nose and sticking your tongue out at your console owning brethren at being first to receive Fallout 4's latest patch, version 1.4. Following its release on PC last month, Bethesda has gone and rolled out the newest Fallout 4 update to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Bethesda's doling out the patch as an automatic update to all three platforms (if you've logged into the PC version within the past couple of weeks, you should already have it). What's notable about the newest update is that it adds support for DLC, which comes just as Bethesda readies the first... Read more...
When it comes to “modern” gaming consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it almost seems like we’re often stuck in the past. Sony and Microsoft released these fixed-hardware platforms, and we’re stuck with them for 7 to 8 years until the next generation comes around, and then the process repeats itself. Compared to what’s happening with smartphones and PCs, the console industry is definitely behind the times. Xbox Chief Phil Spencer wants to change this with future consoles, making hardware upgrades easier. "When you look at the console space, I believe we will see more hardware innovation... Read more...
With Remedy Entertainment's latest title, Quantum Break, launching on April 5th, Microsoft has decided to give us a two-month heads-up on a couple of important details surrounding the launch. First and foremost, the company has just announced that the game will be coming to the PC, and that those who pre-order the game on the Xbox One will automatically get a free copy of that version. This is the first time Microsoft has offered this kind of deal, and it highlights the company's desire to make its Xbox One and Windows 10 interoperable. It goes without saying that Quantum Break's PC version is... Read more...
Have you been salivating at the prospect of doling out some serious vehicular mayhem on your Xbox One game console, all in the name of sport? You'll get your chance soon enough—developer Psyonix announced that Rocket League will ride over to the Xbox One on Wednesday, February 17th for $20. This has been a long time coming. Rocket League released to PlayStation 4 and PC in early July of last year, bringing with it both single-player and mulitplayer modes, including cross-platform play between the PS4 and Windows. It debuted to a receptive audience more than willing to knock a soccer ball around... Read more...
If you've been ever-so-patiently waiting for the exact right time to buy an Xbox One game console, now might be it, provided you go through Microsoft's online store. Those who do will receive a free game selection plus a $75 gift code to go along with their console of choice, and yes, those freebies apply to bundles, too. On the fence between a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One? It's understandable—both are excellent systems with their own pros and cons. For those of you leaning towards an Xbox One and needing a gentle nudge to make a regret-free purchase, Microsoft's latest console has a lot going for... Read more...
Microsoft doesn’t have any intention of revealing Xbox One sales numbers, as the company has decided to keep those figures under lock and key (Microsoft last gave an update in November 2014, when it had sold a total of 10 million Xbox One consoles). On the other hand, Sony has been trumpeting its PlayStation 4 sales numbers whenever possible. Sony last gave us an update on the PlayStation 4 in early January, indicating that it had sold 35.9 million consoles since it was first launched in late 2013. Interestingly, Electronic Arts Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen filled in the blanks for us... Read more...
A father in Canada is relieved that Microsoft dismissed a bill his son had racked up for in-game charges on this Xbox system just before Christmas. Had Microsoft decided to let the charges stand, as it initially did (more on that in a moment), he would have owed his credit card company more than $8,200, a tremendous sum that all went towards a $60 video game.According to a local news report in Ottawa, his 17-year-old son used his credit card to make in-game purchases for one of the FIFA soccer games on his Xbox (it's not clear which FIFA title or whether it was for the Xbox 360 or Xbox One). The... Read more...
If you're a gamer who's planning to travel to Amsterdam in the future, there's a new hotel that's well worth checking out. Called "The Arcade", its name doesn't leave much to the imagination. This is a hotel that caters to gamers through and through, and the only reason we'd imagine a gamer wouldn't want to check in is because they want to make sure they don't spend their entire vacation at the hotel. For starters, each room in The Arcade hotel is kitted out with a classic console and a TV that it's best-suited for (in one shot, someone playing Duck Hunt for the NES on an old CRT TV can be seen).... Read more...
One of the best features on the Xbox One was just released this past fall as part of the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE). In addition to providing a Windows 10-based software platform and new community features, the NXOE also brought with it backwards compatible support for Xbox 360 games. Xbox One Backwards Compatibility debuted with a healthy 104 titles in November, and Microsoft increased that number by 16 in mid-December. Now, one month later, Microsoft is expanding the list by 10 with the following titles: The Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsSam & Max Save the WorldAegis WingCounter-Strike:... Read more...
The Xbox One bundles keep coming, the newest of which is a treat for Tom Clancy fans. It's the Xbox One Tom Clancy's The Division Bundle featuring a 1TB version of Microsoft's newest generation console, a newly updated wireless controller with 3.5mm headset jack, full game digital download of The Division, and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial. An HDMI cable is included in the box as well. This isn't a themed console like some of Microsoft's other Xbox One bundles, though in terms of extra incentives, those who pre-order this one in the U.S. are guaranteed early access to the upcoming closed beta launching... Read more...
If you’ve been sitting around, twiddling your thumbs waiting for Microsoft to release an Xbox One update to enable background music playback, you’re going to be waiting a lot longer. Background music playback has been an oft-requested feature by Xbox One gamers, and Microsoft has made its intentions known that it would like to appease gamers. In an interview last November, Mike Ybarra, who leads the New Xbox One Experience, had this to say about background music: It's on the backlog and Phil reminds me almost every day about it. The great thing about Windows 10 on Xbox One is that it really allows... Read more...
It what seems to be an increasing occurrence for gaming consoles (on both the Microsoft and Sony sides of the aisle), Microsoft experienced an extended Xbox Live outage yesterday that affected millions of gamers across the globe. The outage affected both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One game consoles, making it impossible for console owners to hit up their family multiplayer games or even perform simple tasks such as chats. While such service interruptions are annoying, we can’t really see it as a reason to get incredibly worked up about an outage that lasts for just a few hours. However, someone... Read more...
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