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Minecraft is an incredibly popular game that is enojoyed by people of all ages and used in some schools to teach kids about programming. Microsoft is taking advantage of that popularity with the launch of the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition bundle (1TB). The console comes with a Minecraft Creeper controller, vertical stand, and a downloadable copy of the game with the Redstone Pack. The limited edition console will ship on October 3rd in all markets but China and Brazil. Microsoft wrote in the press release announcing the limited edition console, "For the countless enthusiasts who’ve sent us their designs, posted their requests, or simply dreamt of a console built out of grass and dirt blocks... Read more...
When Microsoft announced the new Xbox One X on Sunday, the first thing to spring to mind of gamers was how will the console compare to the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro. The PS4 Pro, which hit the market late last year, became the first available “4K” gaming console and helped to solidify Sony’s lead in the current generation console race. However, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer doesn’t see the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro as competitors. In fact, Spencer throws more than a little shade on the PS4 Pro, saying that it isn’t a true 4K gaming console and that it should be compared instead to the Xbox One S: I look at Pro as more of a competitor to S than I do to Xbox One X. This is a true 4K console. If you just... Read more...
The 4K-capable Xbox One X might be the gaming console hardware stare of E3 (so far), but Seagate is making some waves of its own with the introduction of the new Game Drive Hub for the Xbox One. The external hard drive offers a positively massive, for a console, 8TB of storage space. Microsoft is promoting its recently-launched Xbox Game Pass subscription service, which offers 100+ games and requires you to download each full game to your hard drive instead of streaming it directly. The 1TB HDD that is included with the new Xbox One X might not be enough to keep up with your downloading habits with Xbox Game Pass, so the Game Hub Drive definitely can help in that area. It is capable of holding... Read more...
Microsoft’s badass Project Scorpio is still 24 hours away from its official public unveil, but the fallout from the new console is already being felt. The Redmond, Washington-based software and hardware giant announced today via Twitter that it is cutting prices on existing Xbox One S bundles by $50 effective tomorrow. That means that the cheapest bundle, the $249 Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle, should fall to a more palatable $199. Likewise, the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle will see its price reduced from $299 to $249, while the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle will be priced at $349 (compared to the current $399). It is unknown if this will be a permanent price drop, but knowing... Read more...
Microsoft is betting big on the follow-up to its current Xbox One S gaming console. It’s next big console, codenamed Project Scorpio, will be formally introduced at the E3 expo, which is less than two months away. In the meantime, we’re learning a little bit more about the console in the lead up to its official unveil. Today, we’re being treated to some screenshots which show the difference in image quality and detail between games rendered at 1080p versus 4K that’s possible with Project Scorpio. Although the screenshots were taken from a tech demo that Microsoft showcased at a private event, the differences between 1080p and 4K are still impressive. You’ll have to hit up the source link below... Read more...
Although it’s not quite the final production spec Project Scorpio that we are all eager to see, we are at least today getting a glimpse at the dev kits that are being used to create a new generation of Xbox One games. Right now, the dev kit looks quite similar to the current Xbox One S, although there are some key differences. For starters, the dev kit has two additional USB ports on the front along with five programmable buttons. There is also an OLED display mounted low on the console that can give developers critical information at a glance, like frames per second. There’s even an extra network card which can be used for debugging purposes while testing multiplayer games. To make developers’... 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 what the team is cooking up for Project Scorpio. Needless to say, Project Scorpio is a beastly machine,... Read more...
It seems as though the two top console makers are content with extending this generation with higher performing machines to usher in 4K gaming on big-screen TVs. Sony delivered the PlayStation 4 Pro in late 2016, and Microsoft will do the same later this year with Project Scorpio — the follow-up to the Xbox One S. The latest rumblings surrounding Project Scorpio are that Microsoft will highlight three upcoming games that will take full advantage of the 4K capabilities of the upcoming console. Those games include Forza Motorsport 7, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Redemption 2 is arguably the most anticipated of those three games. It was officially announced in mid-October... Read more...
With Sony’s PlayStation 4 kicking butt in the current generation console sales race, Microsoft is hoping for a winner with its upcoming Project Scorpio, which will be the next phase in the evolution of the Xbox One and Xbox One S. Today, we’re learning more about the gaming machine, which is being billed as a “true” 4K console. Like the current Xbox One S, Project Scorpio is said to support both VP9 and HEVC codecs for decoding 4K content. That means that you’ll have no issues streaming 4K HDR content from popular video services like Amazon Video and Netflix. However, where Project Scorpio enhances the user experience is with 4K encoding, which will provide crystal clear imagery for Game DVR... Read more...
Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean that the deals have to end on gaming consoles. While we haven’t historically seen many sustained discounts or bundle offers with Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft doesn’t have a problem with piling on the discounts for the Xbox One and Xbox One S. The latest Microsoft promo lasts through December 31st and allows customers that purchase a brand-new Xbox One or Xbox One S to get a “free gift” with purchase. Depending on the retailer that you purchase from, you’ll receive a free game, free Xbox Stereo Headset or a free Xbox Wireless Controller. Microsoft details the offer, writing: For console purchases at Best Buy, Amazon or Walmart.com, get a free Xbox... Read more...
When it comes to Christmas Secret Santas, every tech nerd would love to be on the receiving end of Bill Gates’ graciousness. The Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist, billionaire and all-around good guy once again brought Christmas joy to a redditor via the site’s annual Secret Santa festivities. Redditor Arrex explains that a giant box was dropped off on her doorstep by FedEx on December 16th. Needless to say, once she opened the package, her level of excitement shot through the roof at lightning-fast speed. “Under the first layer I see a picture...and my jaw. Just. Drops. I will let the picture speak for itself!” The picture, of course, is of none other than Gates, sitting in front of a Christmas... Read more...
Microsoft has been doling out deals left and right this holiday season and is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest deal involves the company's new Xbox One S game console with Minecraft bundled in for good measure. For today only, the bundled Xbox One S system is available at the Microsoft Store for $229, a nice savings of $70 from its normal selling price of $299. The package includes the console itself with 500GB of onboard storage, a single Xbox One wireless controller, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack with seven community-favorite content packs, Minecraft Builder's Pack with half a dozen content packs, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.... Read more...
Frank West, Capcom's popular freelance photographer and photojournalist turned zombie exterminator for the past decade, is about to return for some Christmas-themed carnage in Dead Rising 4. To welcome him back and celebrate his return, Microsoft's Major Nelson is giving away some goodies to randomly selected winners who answer a simple question—what is your favorite Dead Rising combo weapon (or weapon of choice during the zombie apocalypse)? There's an official form to submit your answer and those are the only ones that will be eligible for the contest. Major Nelson says he's trying out a new method for contest entry, and specifically says do not leave an entry in the blog post's comments section... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft is getting a second wind in the console sales race thanks to the arrival of the Xbox One S. The Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 for the past four months, reversing a trend that has seen Sony dominating the sales race for the past three years. Microsoft chalked up another victory during Black Friday, once again edging out the rival PlayStation 4. These figures come courtesy of Adobe’s annual market-tracking data, which pegged the Xbox One as the fifth best-selling electronics product in the U.S. during Black Friday. It was outpaced by the Apple iPad, Samsung 4K TVs, Apple MacBook Air, and LG TVs. Adobe didn’t indicate how the PlayStation 4 ranked on that Black... Read more...
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