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Father's Day is just around the corner, and if pops is a gamer, Best Buy has an offer that you might find is too good to refuse. It involves wiping the dust off your PlayStation 3 Slim or Xbox 360 250GB console, grabbing the power cable, and making sure it fires up. If so, you can trade in either of those consoles and receive $175 towards an Xbox One console. That slashes the price of an Xbox One in half, provided you're opting for a 500GB model. For example, Best Buy currently sells a special white edition of the Xbox One with 500GB hard drive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection... Read more...
If you’re an ardent PC racing fiend, chances are that you either own or have heard of Logitech’s G27. The G27 replaced its predecessor, the G25, way back in 2010. The G27 has been a popular gaming peripheral (it supports the PC, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3) that not only includes a steering wheel and three pedals (accelerator, brake, clutch), but also a six-speed “H” pattern gearbox. But five years is a long time in the PC gaming industry and a replacement for the G27 has been long overdue. Thankfully, Logitech has a two-pronged approach for its successor. Logitech is introducing the G29 Driving... Read more...
The Oculus Rift isn’t expected to ship to consumers until Q1 2016, but the Facebook-backed company made a number of key announcements today that is sure to exit gamers. For starters, we’re finally getting a firmer understanding on why Linux and OS X development for the Rift was suspended last month. Oculus has teamed up with Microsoft to deliver a killer experience on Windows 10 and also will also work alongside the Xbox One gaming console. Speaking of the Xbox One, the Rift will ship with an Xbox One wireless controller and the Microsoft wireless controller adapter that allows you to forgot dispense... Read more...
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: Microsoft has officially announced a brand new Xbox One SKU that includes a larger 1TB HDD and a new wireless controller. We already brought you news on both of these additions, but this is the first time that Microsoft has actually confirmed the new console and controller. As we previously reported the new 1TB Xbox One will also ship with a “newly designed” Xbox One Wireless Controller which features a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack. “With the updated controller, in addition to the volume and mute controls on gaming headsets, you’ll also have the option... Read more...
Your existing game console is about to be behind the times. That's because all three major console players - Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony -- have something new up their respective sleeves. Starting with Microsoft, the company is planning to release a revised Xbox One console that comes with 1TB of onboard storage and a tweaked game controller. We learned a little about the new controller just over a week ago when Microsoft updated one of its support pages to reflect the addition of a 3.5mm audio port. Microsoft revealed that it would be available on controllers released after June 2015, but didn't... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you the momentous news that Bethesda had a new Fallout game in the works, and that a 10AM EST announcement Wednesday morning would seal the deal. Well, we haven’t quite crept up on 10AM yet, but the news surrounding Fallout 4 is coming in at a furious pace. We have official confirmation that Fallout 4 will not only be available on the PC, but also the two premier console platforms: Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. As has been rumored for quite some time, the game is set in a Boston, with “Scollay Square” shown prominently in the screenshot below. We have also... Read more...
I've always liked the feel of Microsoft's Xbox controllers, and I'm not alone in that sentiment. That also applies to the controller for the Xbox One, which retains the same general design of previous versions while adding a bunch of fancy new features, though it's missing a 3.5mm audio jack. According to a support page on Microsoft's website, that's about to change.The support page provides an overview of the Xbox One controller, including a pair of diagrams that are labeled with 16 points of interest, plus the four X-Y-A-B buttons. On of the bottom of the controller is point number 16 for a 3.5mm... Read more...
As short as the new Need for Speed trailer is, it tells you everything you need to know about the franchise reboot. In just 34 seconds, your blood will be pounding and you’ll be ready to open your wallet. Alas, the latest Need for Speed is being developed and won’t be out until closer to the end of the year. EA just dropped this teaser to whet our appetites, and it’s working. Speedhunters.com released the Need For Speed trailer, which is fitting – the car culture website was originally created to promote the franchise. It has since gathered its own following of car enthusiasts and routinely reports... Read more...
If you missed the last chance to score a white Xbox One console with the Sunset Overdrive bundle, here’s your second chance to score the rare color combination. For a limited time, Microsoft will offer its “Cirrus White” Xbox One console and matching wireless controller with a free code to download Halo: The Master Chief Collection. If you need a refresher, the oft-maligned Halo: The Master Chief Collection includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. Microsoft says that this particular console bundle will be available later this month in “limited quantities”... Read more...
Taking care of one of its most requested features for the Xbox One, Microsoft has just announced that it's partnered with TV tuner leader Hauppauge to deliver a specialized tuner for its console. Priced at $59.99 USD, Hauppauge's Xbox One tuner brings more to the table than you might expect. Its simplest feature is letting you watch live TV on your Xbox One, but extending that functionality is a couple of neat features. For starters, you can watch live TV alongside your game, pause live TV for up to 30 minutes, and even navigate channels with Kinect voice controls. Something even less expected... Read more...
It doesn't happen very often, so you'll have to excuse Microsoft if it savors the moment after its Xbox One console outsold rival Sony and its PlayStation 4 system last month, according to data collected by NPD Group. The Xbox One was the best selling game console in the U.S. in April, a month in which overall hardware sales decreased by 4 percent. Microsoft needed a win. Since launch, the PS4 has been pretty consistent in outselling the Xbox One, which no doubt played a role in Microsoft's decision to sell the standalone console without a second generation Kinect motion control sensor. Microsoft... Read more...
Game consoles sure have evolved over the years. My earliest console was the Atari 2600, a comparatively simple machine to today's game systems with even simpler controls -- a joystick and a single red button. That's all you needed to play titles like Pitfall and Asteroids. Now we have consoles that not only play games, but purport to be in charge of the entire living room experience. That's fine and dandy, and while I love my Xbox One (second to my gaming PC, of course), it's missing one key function -- the ability to record video. Home consumers have been recording live TV on a mass scale since... Read more...
Considering the long gaps that sit in between console upgrade cycles, it's a bit early to declare any winners or losers among the latest generation of gaming systems. However, we can make predictions based on early trends, and if you ask Ed Fries, the man who was in charge of the team that created the original Xbox, he'll tell you that Sony's PlayStation 4 is likely to keep its lead over Microsoft's Xbox One. It won't be a landslide victory, though Fries sees the PS4 winning "by a nose" if things continue the way they have been. After jumping out to an early sales lead, the PS4 at last count had... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on an Xbox One update set to drop sometime this month that could enable the console's game-streaming capabilities, first detailed at Microsoft's action-packed January 21 event. At this point in time, though, such functionality isn't really what I'd call "impressive", but it's certainly appreciated. So if that's not too impressive, what is? How about Microsoft bringing Windows 10 to the console? Let that sink in for a moment. According to Windows blogger Paul Thurrott, who sat down with Microsoft's Corporate VP Joe Belfiore at last week's Build conference, Windows... Read more...
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