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Lots of gamers out there will have very fond memories of the 2001 Xbox game Halo: Combat Evolved. Now, the very first ever Halo arcade game has been unveiled and the game takes place in the same timeframe as that 2001 fan favorite. Halo: Fireteam Raven is a collaboration of Microsoft and 343 Industries with Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix. The game is one of those four player outings you have probably seen in the arcade before with a giant cabinet with four guns and four seats inside. The cooperative game lets you fight alongside Master Chief to stop the Covenant and save the galaxy. Players will... Read more...
Earlier this week we caught a glimpse at the big slab of a controller that had leaked that was claimed to be the new Xbox Adaptive Controller (XAC). The odd thing about the image we saw was that it didn’t seem to have much in the way of improved accessibility other than massive "A" and "B" buttons. The D-pad didn’t seem much larger and we wondered why the buttons would be so huge, yet the D-pad basically regular size. It turns out the XAC is a controller on its own, but also acts as a hub for accessory devices. ArsTechnica has spent some time with the interesting new controller at the... Read more...
Microsoft is a major force when it comes to gaming thanks to its Xbox One console, popular first-party games, and the fact that Windows 10 is the platform of choice for many PC gamers. One of the biggest things that Microsoft pushes for in many aspects of the software and hardware it builds is inclusion and accessibility. Windows 10 is chocked full of accessibility features for those with physical limitations. The image you see above is said to be a leaked shot of Microsoft's accessible Xbox One controller. It may look like a DJ controller for a music game, but the two large black circles are for... Read more...
Microsoft is teasing a potentially major announcement regarding original Xbox backwards compatibility on the Xbox One. In a blog post, the company said it will have sometime to share on the matter on the next episode of Inside Xbox, which is scheduled to air on Tuesday, April 10 at 3:30 pm Pacific (6:30 pm Pacific). In the meantime, Microsoft is content to let users' minds run wild with what is in store. "One of our most common requests is for Original Xbox Backward Compatibility news, and we’ll be starting off the show with a big update on just that. Stay tuned next Monday for a full breakdown... Read more...
Your mama, and now Microsoft, wants you to watch your mouth. Microsoft "may stop providing Services" or "close your Microsoft account" if you "publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate content or material". "Offensive language" was listed as potentially inappropriate content. The new services agreement was posted this month and will go into effect Tuesday, May 1st for U.S. users.  The service agreement applies to a number of Microsoft services such as Bing, Cortana MSN.com, Office, Skype, and Xbox Live. If one's Microsoft services are cancelled, either by themselves or by... Read more...
If you are in the market for a new Xbox One X so you can play your favorite games in sexy 4K resolution, a smoking good deal has turned up on eBay courtesy of Newegg. The deal is a bundle that will net you an Xbox One X, extra game controller, Grand Theft Auto V, and Destiny 2 all for $499.99. The price of the deal also includes free shipping (and no tax for many people). Newegg says on the eBay listing that the list price for this bundle is $679.96. You can opt to add a 3-year protection plan from SquareTrade for another $69.98. The deal is for brand-new unopened console and accessories. The console... Read more...
Microsoft's Xbox One X hasn't needed a lot of incentives for it to sell well with gamers, but with a cost of $499.99 USD, it's a hard pill for some to swallow for some - especially if they already have an original Xbox One. Regardless, as it turns out, etailer Rakuten (formerly known as Buy.com) is currently offering a stellar deal that could net you the console for a lot less than MSRP, and with bonus store cash piled on for future use. Despite its $499.99 SRP, Rakuten sells the Xbox One X for $514.99 before discount, but as of the time of writing, a coupon found right inside of the product... Read more...
Retro gaming is hotter right now than it has ever been, as evidenced by the wildly popular (and pint-sized) NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition consoles from Nintendo. However, Nintendo is not the only one getting in on the action. Microsoft announced at E3 earlier this year that Xbox One's backwards compatibility would be expanding to include games from the original Xbox. Thanks to a recent Twitter post by a notorious Microsoft leaker, we now know exactly which Xbox games are headed. Twitter user WalkingCat got his hands on a screen capture of several original Xbox titles that are headed... Read more...
Odds are that most of what regular Americans know about submarines comes from what we see in movies. Those subs always have a large mast that comes down in the middle of a room for the periscope. The person manning that periscope simply spins in a circle to look out and see what's going on above the surface of the water. However, most modern subs don't operate in this manner.  The sub in the image above is one of the U.S. Navy's newest submarines called the USS John Warner. Inside the advanced attack submarine are lot of high-resolution screens that show all manner of detail on the sub including... Read more...
Xbox Project Scorpio's hype train has been moving at a good clips for months, but we suspect that it's about to kick into a higher gear. In a new blog post, Xbox chief Phil Spencer reveals that the console's full unveiling will take place at the upcoming E3 expo, just a mere two months from now. Spencer reiterates some of Microsoft's recent moves to help developers produce content for both the Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms. At Game Developers Conference last month, the company announced its new "Xbox Live Creators" program, which allows anyone to turn their regular Xbox One console into a lighter... Read more...
We’re probably going to have to wait until E3 to get a glimpse at what Project Scorpio looks like (and perhaps even its official name), but for now, we’re being given additional insight into what is inside Microsoft’s upcoming 4K gaming console, the true successor to the Xbox One. We had previously been told that the console would have 6 TFLOPs of compute power and that it would have an internal power supply, but that was about all that Microsoft was willing to disclose. However, the folks at Digital Foundry were given exclusive access to Microsoft’s Xbox Skunk Works and... Read more...
We have known for several months now that Microsoft is planning to release an upgrade Xbox console codenamed Project Scorpio. It is not exactly a secret—Microsoft confirmed its existence more than eight months ago at last year's E3 convention, though it stopped way short of offering up more than just a few details. Well, more information will presumably be available tomorrow, as Digital Foundry has promised an exclusive "Xbox Scorpio" reveal on Eurogamer. The reveal will take place early in the morning for those of you living in the Pacific time zone—6 AM to be precise. That means 9 AM Eastern,... Read more...
If things go to plan, Microsoft will release an upgraded console capable of playing games at a 4K resolution later this year. It is called Project Scorpio and it will have more powerful components than what is found in today's Xbox One S consoles. There are many questions surrounding the unreleased console, including whether or not gamers will need a 4K television to take full advantage of it.Turns out that will not be the case, not if Windows Central's "trusted sources" know what they're talking about. According to those sources. Microsoft will highlight numerous benefits of playing on Project... Read more...
  While the PC gaming hardware market is hitting new highs and 4K gaming is readily accessible thanks to NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture, console gamers aren’t as fortunate. Console gamers either have to contend with limited quasi-4K support with the PlayStation 4 Pro, or wait until the fall release of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio. Microsoft promises that Project Scorpio will provide a more compelling 4K experience with fewer restrictions on games. Although critical specs surrounding Project Scorpio have been few and far between up to this point, Digital Foundry claims to have come in possession... Read more...
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