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Research firm SuperData has just released its latest year-in-review report. While some of the findings are expected, others are a little surprising. Some are also great if you happen to be a PC enthusiast, as PC game sales dwarfed game sales on all of the consoles combined. That's an amazing data point, so let's bring in some real numbers. According to SuperData, the entire console market generated $6.6 billion in 2016, which is a Far Cry (pun intended) from the $35.8 billion the PC platform generated. That's a staggering difference, but the PC isn't the only platform to vastly outperform consoles... Read more...
No one likes waiting, and that is especially true when you're waiting for that brand new game that you purchased from the Xbox Games Store or twiddling your thumbs while a new system or game update is downloaded. Microsoft has heard your pain and just pushed out a new Xbox One system update that gets right to the heart of long download times. The newest Xbox One update, OS version 10.0.14393.2152, contains specific tweaks for customers that have high-speed internet connections (in Microsoft parlance, that means speeds greater than 100 Mbps). Microsoft says that its network code update means that... Read more...
Microsoft teased in November that it was working on the ability to stream Xbox One games to VR headsets connected to a Windows 10 PC. Less than four weeks later Microsoft has made good on that promise. Oculus today announced that Rift owners can stream Xbox One titles to their headset using the newly available Xbox One Streaming app. "Connect to your console via the app and watch your games come to life on a huge virtual screen in three immersive virtual theaters. Now you can expand your library of VR games with your favorite Xbox One titles, including Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One,"... Read more...
If you're a fan of game worlds that almost feel overwhelmingly expansive, then it looks like Ghost Recon Wildlands is a game that should be on your radar. Ubisoft doesn't just claim that Wildland's world is large; it boasts it as being the largest game world its ever created, period. Throughout their Wildlands adventure, players will battle 26 different bosses, which gives us the impression that the game is not going to be a breeze to finish. Perhaps even more impressive, the map includes 21 regions, each of which feature their own civilian population. Beyond that, there are 11 different ecosystems... Read more...
Today is Day 7 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals promotion, an annual holiday event in which it marks down items for sale at the Microsoft Store. Each day is also accompanied by a doorbuster item, a sale item that is only available in-store at one of Microsoft's retail location, and today's doorbuster an original Xbox One console for $179. That's a $120 savings over the Xbox One's normal selling price. It's even less expensive than a previous generation 500GB Xbox 360 console, which sells for $200 at the Microsoft Store. This will likely be the lowest price around for a new (not refurbished) Xbox... Read more...
Marvel and Capcom are again teaming up so that nerds everywhere can settle life's important questions, such as who would win in a brawl, Iron Man in his spiffy suit or Ryu with his deadly hadouken? Such epic battles will be made possible in Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, the upcoming cross-over fighting game that's due out for release sometime in late 2017. The game will feature a variety of modes, including single player arcade, training, and mission modes, plus an immersive cinematic story mode that place players at the center of both universes as they duke it out against new forces a new unnamed... Read more...
Are you a huge Gears of War 4 fan? Well, no matter if you enjoy the game on a high-end Windows 10 PC or on an Xbox One console, you’ll be able to partake in cross-platform gaming sessions starting tomorrow, December 2nd. That’s right, the “elite” PC gaming class will be going head-to-head against “lowly” console gamers. According to The Coalition team, the game’s developers, this test is being used as a way to expand past crossplay Private Matches to full-on Versus experiences. “The purpose of this weekend is to give crossplay a trial run in a public playlist,” writes The Coalition. “We care... Read more...
8Bitdo has announced a new accessory for the red-hot gaming console that nobody can seem to get their hands on this holiday: the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. The company is marketing its NES30 Classic Edition Set, which adds wireless controller support to the retro console via Bluetooth. The set comes with a Bluetooth adapter that plugs directly into the console, and includes the NES30, which is a wireless replica of the original NES controller. The NES30 is capable of providing you 30 hours of wireless gaming, which should be more than enough to handle your hardcore Super Mario Bros. gaming sessions.... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft is getting a second wind in the console sales race thanks to the arrival of the Xbox One S. The Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 for the past four months, reversing a trend that has seen Sony dominating the sales race for the past three years. Microsoft chalked up another victory during Black Friday, once again edging out the rival PlayStation 4. These figures come courtesy of Adobe’s annual market-tracking data, which pegged the Xbox One as the fifth best-selling electronics product in the U.S. during Black Friday. It was outpaced by the Apple iPad, Samsung 4K... Read more...
The Xbox One has been on a sales tear lately with Microsoft bragging earlier this month that its game console had outsold the PlayStation 4 for the fourth consecutive month in the United States, based on tracking data by The NPD Group. Things are not slowing down, either. As Black Friday sales morph into Cyber Monday, Microsoft noted "strong demand" for its console. "There was strong demand for Xbox hardware, accessories, games, and Xbox Live engagement on Black Friday, based on initial results, with a strong start to the holiday season," said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President of Xbox Marketing.... Read more...
Oculus Rift owners who also have an Xbox One console will pretty soon be able to stream their Xbox One games to their VR headset connected to a Windows 10 PC. It is an expansion of the ability to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10, a feature that rolled out to the masses with the Anniversary Update, and it also underscores the ongoing partnership between Microsoft and Oculus. "At Xbox, we’re continuously exploring new ways for you to get the most out of your gaming experiences by providing the choice to play how you want, where you want and with whomever you want. With the launch of Windows 10... Read more...
Microsoft is feeling pretty good about its gaming console business, and with good reason. The company announced today that the Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 for the fourth consecutive month in the United States according to The NPD Group. Microsoft has never had such a lengthy string of victories over the PlayStation 4 since both consoles debuted three years ago. When we reported on the Xbox One’s third consecutive sales victory last month, we reckoned that sales of the newly launched PlayStation 4 Slim would reverse the losing streak for Sony. However, Microsoft has still been able to... Read more...
One of the great things about modern consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is that they are continually updated and granted new features through software. The Xbox One is a much more capable console today than it was when it first launched in late 2013, and it’s gaining even more features today with the release of the Holiday Update. The Xbox One Holiday Update is aimed at making the console experience even more “social” in an attempt to “unite gamers across devices, giving you access to more people to play with that share your interests and more choice in how you play.” The Holiday Update... Read more...
Microsoft has been hinting at consolidating its Xbox Preview Program and Windows Insider Program for quite some time. After all, the Xbox One shares a codebase with Windows 10, and as Windows Chief Terry Myerson stated in March, “It doesn’t make sense for these to be separate.” Today, Microsoft is taking the first step towards harmonizing its public software testing regimen by renaming the Xbox Preview Program to the Xbox Insider Program. “Since the program launched in February 2014, your feature requests, ideas, and millions of votes have helped shape and improve your Xbox experience for... Read more...
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