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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...
During Microsoft's big Windows 10 event in late January, we learned that the company would be trying to tightly integrate its Xbox platform with the OS. That'll come to us in the form of an "Xbox" app, which will allow gamers to track their gaming achievements, chat to friends, view recorded gameplay, as well as receive a broadcast from an Xbox One so that games can be played from the PC. In a May Xbox One update, the first hint of that latter functionality is going to become availabel. While more than just that feature will likely be added or enhanced, the streaming capability could prove to be... Read more...
It's getting increasingly difficult to avoid the temptation to pick up an Xbox One console these days. Microsoft's moved on from forcing the second generation Kinect motion controller down gamers' collective throats, and on top of that, price cuts and game bundles make strong arguments for taking the leap. And speaking of price cuts, gamers living in the U.K. can now pick up an Xbox One console for £299.99. That works out to around $440 in U.S. currency, which is a bit expensive compared to the $349 price tag we enjoy in the States. However, the console's been selling in the U.K. for £329.99 (around... Read more...
Microsoft just seriously upped the Xbox One's game as a true living room media device by rolling out one of the most requested features by TV viewers, an over-the-air TV tuner. In partnership with Hauppauge, a familiar name in the TV tuner space, what this means is that Xbox One owners can grab signals from local broadcast networks such as CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS without a subscription cost. Chew on that for a moment, savor it, and then wash it down with prospect of pairing the over-the-air TV tuner with Sling TV, the recently launched low-cost subscription service for live TV that gets you access... Read more...
Microsoft has just announced that it's discontinued its 'Kinect for Windows v2' kits, meaning that going forward, anyone who would like to add Kinect functionality to their PC will need to purchase the 'Kinect for Xbox One' kit as well as a separate adapter. Functionally, both the Kinect for Xbox One and Kinect for Windows v2 kits are identical; what was different was that out-of-the-box, the Xbox model wouldn't work with a PC, and the PC version wouldn't work with an Xbox. The option of purchasing the Xbox model and using an adapter has existed for a short time; now it's just forced. This mechanic... Read more...
Microsoft is really trying to amp up Windows Phone sales, especially at the low end. Microsoft’s global smartphone market share is in the low single digits, and it has countered by offering phones like the Lumia 520 and Lumia 635 for as low as $20 and $30 off-contract respectively to trigger demand. Microsoft is trying yet another promotion to get its smartphones into the hands of consumers, this time via a promotion involving the Xbox One gaming console. Customers that purchase the Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief bundle at Best Buy for $349.99 will receive a Lumia 635 smartphone free of charge.... Read more...
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