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Microsoft is getting ready for the future of gaming that will allow you to stream your favorite games to multiple devices. A preview is underway with Xbox Console Streaming Preview and Project xCloud Preview that will start in October 2019. The previews are a first look and will allow the streaming of Xbox games to an Android phone or tablet. Microsoft says that there are two ways to stream in a pair of technical previews. One is to stream from the cloud with the Project xCloud Preview. This method allows fans to play Xbox favorites on an Android phone or tablet directly via the cloud. Microsoft promises console-quality games with no waiting for downloads. Gamers wanting to try this out... Read more...
The Coalition and Xbox have announced that the game Gears 5 has gone gold ahead of its launch next month. The game going gold is a big deal for the developers as it means that the game disc has been released to manufacturing so everyone can play it on September 6. The developers say that Gears 5 is as far as they have ever taken the franchise. The game offers five ways to play and is hailed as the biggest entry in the Gears of War franchise. Gears 5 offers a Campaign mode, Versus mode, Horde, Escape, and a mode for building your own maps. Another hallmark of the game is that it will support crossplay across all modes on Xbox, Windows 10, and Steam. Gears 5 also supports the Adaptive Controller... Read more...
Microsoft wants to cover the full gamut of gamers in the next generation from the low-end to the high-end. Microsoft has talked about its cloud game streaming service that will allow gamers to play games on any device, including smartphone and PC devices. While Microsoft has talked up the high-end Project Scarlett console, a new report claims that the software giant still has plans for an xCloud streaming box that is low-cost to go along with the high-end, next-gen Xbox. Rumors had claimed in the past that there were two Project Scarlett consoles with the more powerful known as Anaconda still in development, but the mainstream console, codenamed Lockhart, having been canceled. Lockhart is... Read more...
One thing that is a given whenever a new game console comes out is that it will have upgraded hardware that is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous generation—it comes with the territory of riding a console for several years before introducing an entirely new model. That is again going to be the case when the next Xbox arrives, but what will it look like? We do not know yet, but according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, expect something "cool looking." The design of the next Xbox—codename Project Scarlett—has not been finalized yet, which is not surprising since it is more than a year away from launching. Nevertheless, Microsoft at least has a general idea of the overall design,... Read more...
Earlier this week, Microsoft pre-announced its next-generation Xbox gaming console, codenamed Project Scarlett. Like the PlayStation 5 that has been talked about for the past few months, Project Scarlett is powered by a beefy octa-core Ryzen 3000 processor, a Radeon Navi GPU and its comes standard with an incredibly fast SSD instead of an old-hat HDD. However, with high-flying game streaming services like Project xCloud and Google Stadia on the horizon, some are questioning the need for expensive, dedicated hardware to play their AAA games. After all, Stadia can seamlessly stream games to your home in 4K HDR at 60fps with 5.1 surround sound. And both xCloud... Read more...
It's been a few months now since we first learned about what's in store for Sony's PlayStation 5. Today, it's Microsoft's turn as it delves into high-level details surrounding its next-generation Xbox, which has been developed under the codename Project Scarlett (something which Microsoft acknowledged in teaser trailers leading up to its E3 2019 press conference). If you've familiar with the hardware details behind the PlayStation 5, then things are pretty similar with respect to the new Xbox console. An AMD 7nm Zen 2-based, octa-core Ryzen 3000 processor is running the show, and that's backed up by a Radeon Navi-based GPU. Given the advances in processing power that have come... Read more...
Microsoft told us last October that the Xbox Game Pass was coming to the PC platform and would bring with it a bunch of games that gamers could play for one low price, just as it does on the Xbox console. At the end of May, Microsoft announced that the Xbox Game Pass would hit Windows 10 PCs with 100 game titles in tow. E3 2019 is underway and Microsoft has offered up all the details that we have been waiting to hear about the service. TheXbox Game Pass for PC beta has launched with a regular price of $4.99 per month, but during its introductory period, the service is only $1.00 monthly. Microsoft says that there is a "huge variety" of games from every genre and new games will be added on an... Read more...
There is a very high likelihood that Microsoft will reveal details about at least one upcoming Xbox game console family codenamed "Scarlet" later today, during a scheduled press event. The company's has been tossing out hints in various videos posted to social media, and the Internet community did not disappoint in piecing together the clues. Microsoft dropped hints in three videos in particular over the past few days. The first one contains "R 255" in the background, followed by references to "G 36" and B 0" in the second and third videos, respectively. Mash those together and you get RGB (255, 36, 0), which not coincidentally is the color code for scarlet. Here's a look at the first teaser...... Read more...
E3 is coming up and gamers around the world will be tuning in hoping to hear about some of the cool games we can expect this year, and perhaps get some insight into the next generation Xbox gaming console. Microsoft is gearing up for E3 and is giving up details on some of the game and hardware discounts that it will be offering. The software giant promises deep discounts on games, accessories, and hardware. Starting on June 7, gamers will be able to get the slick Xbox One S Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition bundle that includes the Special Edition Purple Gradient 1TB Xbox One S console. The special bundle also includes the Dark Vertex cosmetic set including a Legendary Outfit, Epic Glider,... Read more...
It's been nearly a year since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Adaptive Controller aimed at allowing special needs gamers to enjoy playing video games more easily. The controller even had its own Super Bowl commercial celebrating these dedicated gamers. Microsoft is now talking up the work that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is doing to help rehabilitate injured soldiers. Microsoft has partnered with the VA to provide Xbox Adaptive Controller units to 22 initial VA rehab centers across the United States. The controller can be used with the Xbox One and on Windows 10 PCs, and was developed with extensive consultation from gamers and other associations that work with players who have limited... Read more...
Sony and its PlayStation 4 won the console wars for the current generation with higher sales numbers than Microsoft's Xbox could muster. Sony announced back in January that it has sold a total of 92 million PS4 consoles since its debut. Sony is aiming to continue its sales domination with the PS5 and has been bragging about the hardware and price point it is targeting with the next-gen device. Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will be powered by an AMD Zen 2-based Octacore Ryzen processor. Microsoft has no intentions of letting Sony get away with winning the sales crown in the next generation of the console wars and to prevent that it is beefing up the hardware inside the next-generation Xbox.... Read more...
Rumors about the Xbox One S All-Digital edition console have been flying over the last few months. Last month rumors pegged the global launch date for the digital-only console as May 7. A few days ago, another rumor pegged the price at about $260. Microsoft has now gone official with details, pricing, and launch information on the Xbox One S All-Digital edition and proven most of the rumors right. The console is up for preorder right now, and the part of the rumor that was false is the $260 price. Before you get worried, the console is cheaper than rumors suggested with an official MSRP of $249. Whether that will prove enough cheaper than the existing Xbox One S with the Blu-ray drive integrated... Read more...
The big news in the Xbox world over the last couple of months has been the pending arrival of the new disc-free Xbox One S game console. The game console is aimed at digitally downloaded games and game streaming. Microsoft's new disc-free console has been previously tipped to launch on May 7 globally. As the software giant gears up to launch its least expensive Xbox console ever, it is also gearing up to launch a new Game Pass Ultimate service, according to rumors, that would combine Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for streaming games at a discounted price of $14.99 monthly. Alleged hardware specifications and pricing details on the disc-free Xbox One S All Digital have leaked now as well.... Read more...
GameStop is feeling the pressure after a recent earnings report was bad enough to send the company's stock tumbling down. The future of GameStop locations around the country isn't looking bright as the gaming industry starts to transition from physical discs for games to streaming. In the here and now, GameStop has a sale going on that gamers can take advantage of to get extra credit on trade-in systems and discounts on other merchandise. With the Spring Sale underway through April 20, PS4 Pro or Xbox One X trade-ins will nab a $250 store credit. Trade in a Nintendo Switch or standard PS4 and get $200 credit. The less desirable Xbox One S will get $150 in trade credit. Other notable... Read more...
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