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YouTube TV launched earlier this year as the latest in a long list of streaming services aimed at people looking to cut the cord. However, the launch was limited by the fact that the service was primarily focused on watching content from a smartphone or tablet. While that may be OK for people that want to watch TV shows while on-the-go, it didn't specially address the market for people that primarily watch content in front of a big screen television. Well, that all changes today, as Google just announced the YouTube TV app is coming to a host of devices specifically designed to provide a big screen... Read more...
One of the great things about the current generation of consoles like the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One is that both Sony and Microsoft have steadily improved their capabilities with software updates over the years. In the case of Microsoft, it has just released a new alpha firmware update to Xbox Insiders that allows them to save console settings to the cloud. This will definitely come in handy for those that have tweaked every possible setting on their Xbox One to perfection, and would rather save a few clicks (and headaches) when replacing a defective console, or when upgrading to a new and... Read more...
The biggest shopping day of the year is nearly upon us. We are of course talking about Black Friday, the annual shopping bonanza where stores lure hordes of eager customers with deep discounts. Surprisingly enough, some of the best deals in tech might be found at Kohl's. A leaked flyer outlining so-called doorbuster deals has found its way to the web, and if you are looking to score an Xbox One S or PlayStation 4 console at a tantalizing price, Kohl's could be your best bet. The leaked ad first appeared on BlackFriday.com but has since been removed. It does not matter, because as we have said a... 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...
The Nintendo Switch is a certified hit, and it continues to dominate the sales charts. According to the NDP Group, the Nintendo Switch managed to claim the top slot for console hardware sales in the United States in September, besting both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. This was the third consecutive month that the Switch came out on top, and the fifth time overall this year (the Switch has been on the market for 7 months). Nintendo also announced that since its March launch, it has sold over 2 million Switch consoles. Given that we have yet to reach the peak holiday shopping... Read more...
The Fall Creators Update will be available for Windows 10 users starting tomorrow, but if you have an Xbox One console, the fun starts today. Microsoft announced that the Fall Update is now rolling out to the Xbox One and Xbox One S -- it will also presumably be preinstalled on the upcoming Xbox One X. Thanks to the feedback provided by Xbox Insiders, Microsoft has a wealth of new functionality, performance, and usability improvements that are packed in to the Fall Update. For starters, the Home screen is even more customizable, allowing you to have up to 40 pins for the content that you want.... Read more...
We have less than a month to go before Microsoft releases its powerful Xbox One X console to retail. Priced at $500 in the United States, the Xbox One X is an upgraded version of the Xbox One that is built to tackle 'true' 4K resolution gaming at 60 frames per second. The added graphics and processing muscle will also benefit users who do not own a 4K-capable television. That said, Microsoft's Phil Spencer admits that similar to the Xbox One Elite controller, the Xbox One X is "not for everybody." "Whether you're on a 1080p TV or a 4K TV, you're going to have a great experience. But it's not everybody,"... Read more...
We often see in sports mutual respect by the world's top athletes, even ones that are bitter rivals. Case in point, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson fought tooth and nail on the basketball court for many years, but each respected the other's game, and they eventually became friends. In a similar vein, Albert Penello, Microsoft's head of marketing, said Sony deserves "a lot of credit" for what the company did in putting together the PlayStation 4 Pro. Microsoft is getting ready to release the world's most powerful game console, the Xbox One X. The company's aim is to enable 4K resolution gameplay at... Read more...
If you didn't bite on the pre-order madness for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles a while back, now is your chance to pre-order the standard version of Microsoft's latest console hardware. Pre-orders kicked off today at 10 AM PT at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop for the standard Xbox One X (system ship November 7).  GameStop fans also have some cool deals to go along with the pre-orders for the console bundles. Gamers can get a $200 credit toward the Xbox One X if they trade in their current console. Odds are there are caveats to that, but those are unclear. There... Read more...
When it comes to developing games, the easier it is to make a game for multiple systems, the better it is for gamers because studios can make better games with more resources that function across all platforms. Microsoft has announced that it has launched a new Expanded Resource feature in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that has moved the development industry closer to the goal of creating one game that can run anywhere. Expanded Resources gives developers access to 6 exclusive cores, 5GB of RAM, and full access to the GPU. In case you didn't already realize, when Windows 10 launched back... Read more...
We are an impatient society; we need everything "right now", the faster the better. Microsoft is looking to fuel this need for urgency with a new method for installing and streaming games on the Xbox One called "Intelligent Delivery". Intelligent Delivery strips a game's assets down to data chunks that are individually tagged. There could be tags for 4K assets in a game or for each local language that is supported. So, if you live in the United States and play a game that is enjoyed by a world audience, like FIFA 2018, you would only need to download the English audio tracks instead of countless... Read more...
Nintendo has been hitting its stride over the last year or so, starting with its sweet retro NES Classic Edition that turned out to be incredibly popular with gamers looking for some old school gaming. The company followed up that success in March with the extremely popular Nintendo Switch, which has been rising up the ranks on the sales charts.  News out of the UK this week has confirmed that the Switch is handily outselling the Xbox One despite the UK being one of Nintendo's slower markets. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox One for 2017 sales according to current sales data. Christopher Dring,... Read more...
If you've been waiting patiently for the arrival of Forza Motorsport 7, you'll be glad to hear that the game has gone gold. That means that the game has been finalized and is be prepped for packaging for those of you that still prefer to purchase physical game discs. While news of "gold" status for Forza Motorsport 7 is exciting enough, Microsoft also announced that a demo version of the game is less than two weeks away. Starting on September 19th, you'll be able to download a playable demo that will allow you to take control of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS (a car that Porsche introduced to the world... Read more...
Participants of the Xbox Insider program were recently treated to a Minecraft beta that added mouse and keyboard support to the mix. If you have been wondering when Microsoft will roll out official support for keyboards and mice to the Xbox One community at large, Microsoft still does not have a specific date to share, though Xbox Platform CVP Mike Ybarra did promise that it is coming soon. "Keyboard and mouse support is definitely coming. We have to be very smart in how we do that. We'll leave it a lot up to developer choice. A lot of people tweet me and say 'you can't do this because of fairness,'... Read more...
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