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Are you having trouble finding an avatar for the Xbox One that you can relate to, or otherwise would want to use? Microsoft is planning to address this with a much more diverse selection of avatars, and if you are subscribed to the Skip Ahead, Preview Alpha, or Beta ring for the Xbox Insider program, you can try it out in the latest build (1810). The same goes for Windows 10 Insiders. "We are releasing an update to Insiders in the Alpha Skip Ahead, Alpha, and Beta rings! This build includes updates to Avatar rendering as well as other improvements to the Avatar Editor user experience. Please check... Read more...
Much to the dismay of gamers, new and old, Nintendo abruptly stopped production of its wildly popular NES Classic Edition console last year before it had a chance to satiate demand. It was an unpopular decision, one that Nintendo rectified when it brought the throwback console back to life this past June. Nintendo made the right move, as evidenced by the sales—the NES Classic was the top selling game console in June, according to tracking data release by NPD Group. That is in terms of unit sales, and it is especially notable because it is the first time an NES system has led in monthly unit... Read more...
Microsoft's Xbox One was originally launched nearly 5 years ago, which means that many are already talking about what its successor will look like. We're now learning again that the new gaming console family will launch in 2020, likely sometime in the fall as with previous Xbox releases. The console is reportedly being developed under the codename Scarlett, and will be available in two primary configurations. The first console will function pretty much like what we expect from a modern console. It will likely still accept games that can be installed via Blu-ray disc, and will support games... Read more...
Gamers and tech enthusiasts have had their fair share of sales this summer from Amazon Prime Day to the Steam Summer Sale to the Google Store Summer Sale. If your bank account is still in decent shape, here is one more sale to entice you. Microsoft is offering deals on over 700 Xbox One and PC games, consoles, and subscriptions in its Ultimate Game Sale. The biggest draws of the Microsoft Ultimate Game Sale are the discounts on Xbox One games. Gamers can get up to 65% off while Xbox Live Gold members also save an additional 10% off the already discounted prices. There are many games on sale, but... Read more...
Microsoft revealed this morning that it will be announcing "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" and "perhaps a few surprises" at this year's Gamescom, which is being held in Cologne, Germany. Microsoft will be making its big reveal during the Inside Xbox Show that will be broadcast live from Gamescom 2018 August 21st at 10:30am EST. Even though the current generation Xbox One was initially released in late 2013 and saw subsequent updates with the Xbox One S and Xbox One X in 2016 and 2017 respectively, we aren't likely to see next-generation Xbox hardware at the event. In fact, we're quite... Read more...
Fans of the vast game No Man’s Sky have a new update coming next week that is called “Next”, and will bring with it some major additions to the game. This update adds a full multiplayer experience that allows players to team up with friends and random players to reach their goals. The Next update also brings with it the ability to play the game in first- or third-person view. Perhaps the coolest of the new features in the update is the ability to become a fleet commander. With that ability, players can command a fleet of ships as they explore the universe. The update also... Read more...
Behold the MEGA-one video game controller mod. This thing is designed specifically to make your games more immersive by delivering heftier vibration feedback than your PS4 or Xbox One controller is capable of. In fact, the MEGA-one vibration motor is 500 times stronger than what's available in a standard DualShock or Xbox One controller. According to the ex-NASA engineer who designed the controller each bullet you fire in a shooter recoils the controller back at you. The vibration is enough to nearly pull the controller out of your hands in a driving game if you get out of control. The giant vibration... Read more...
Microsoft is introducing Dolby Vision to support to its Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles, the company confirmed. It's already available to users who participate in the Xbox One Insider Program and who download the latest system update (version 1810), along with a few other goodies. Once it rolls out to the public, the Xbox One S and Xbox One S will join a select group of streaming devices that support both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. "Dolby Vision enables select TVs to take HDR up a notch with scene-by-scene precision and accuracy versus standard HDR which uses one setting for the entire movie/show... Read more...
Microsoft just flipped the switch to send the Xbox One July Update to customers. The July Update (version 1806) is part of the Redstone 4 development branch, which is analogous to the April 2018 Update on the Windows 10 PC side of things. The July Update brings support for FastStart, which we first discussed last month. According to Microsoft, FastStart identifies "which files are needed to begin playing and prioritizes" those files to download from the onset. With this feature enabled, you will be able to start a game up to twice as fast after you download it.  Microsoft is... Read more...
Sony has been come under increasing pressure due to its unflinching policy of blocking PlayStation 4 cross-play with other consoles (i.e. the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch). In the past, this policy has drawn complaints from gamers, but nothing like what we've seen with Fortnite. Gamer outrage has been immense since cross-play is not only impossible between the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but cross-progression has also been banned.  Fortunately, it appears that Sony may be willing to cave in slightly when it comes to cross-play with the world's most popular game. Shawn Layden,... Read more...
It seems as though PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was all the rage last year with online gamers, then Fortnite came long to rain on its parade. With Fortnite now gathering up the lion’s share of attention from gamers these days, PUBG engagement has been cut in half since the start of 2018. Developer Bluehole is trying to address some of the complaints that may have caused some to flee the game with a new patch specific to the Xbox One platform. While there is no new content that is being delivered with this new patch, the main focus is being placed on stability... Read more...
Ask any PC gamer who stays far away from consoles why they don’t play console games and many of them will tell you it’s all about the controls. Once you are used to a mouse and keyboard, gaming with a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One wireless controller on shooters isn’t particularly smooth. Consoles gamers have also long felt that allowing people to play games with a mouse and keyboard gives them an unfair advantage. This hasn't stopped Microsoft from promising to add mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One console -- Minecraft already has support for a mouse and keyboard. A new... Read more...
If you have been holding your breath waiting for Microsoft to release a VR accessory for its Xbox One console, go ahead and refill your lungs with oxygen, there is no point in turning blue in the face. Despite previous plans to embrace VR on the console side of the equation, it's not coming to the Xbox One. Instead, Microsoft is limited its VR and mixed reality focus to the PC, which it believes is "probably the best platform" for such things. Microsoft's chief marketing officer for gaming, Mike Nichols, revealed the company's stance in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, saying the focus on the... Read more...
As with any sector of humanity, gamers are a unique and diverse bunch with different ethnic backgrounds, styles and sense of fashion, shapes, sizes, and so forth. For nearly a decade, Xbox gamers could choose an avatar to represent themselves in the virtual world, albeit with limited selections. That's about to change. Microsoft is pushing out a major update to Xbox Insiders that opens up a whole new level of avatar customization and a bunch of new options. "Avatars will be a unique representation of your desired style, personality, creativity, and mood as you play on Xbox One. As an Xbox Insider,... Read more...
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