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Well, this is one spectacular bombshell. Reports are making the rounds that Microsoft and Nintendo are working together bring some Xbox games directly to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch -- these would be straight ports of existing titles. But that's not all, it appears that the two companies are going all-in with a Project xCloud partnership that would allow Xbox Game Pass subscribers to stream games to a Nintendo Switch. This would allow for truly cross-platform gaming that would be less dependent on tying you into one particular hardware ecosystem, but instead rely on streaming games to a wide variety of devices as long as you have a fast and stable internet connection.... Read more...
We don't have a crystal ball handy, but if you ask Microsoft, the company will tell you that the future of playing games will at least partially be driven by streaming titles from the cloud. That is Microsoft's vision with Project xCloud, an ambitious streaming platform. Microsoft has not shared a ton of details about the upcoming service, though it did reveal that all digital Xbox One games currently in the Microsoft Store on Xbox will be capable of streaming to a mobile device. More on that in a moment, but first, let's take a step back for a moment. Microsoft describes Project xCloud as "the future of gaming" where gamers are empowered to play the games they want with the people they want,... Read more...
Are you looking to channel your inner Tom Brady? Well, Microsoft is giving you a chance to get in on some TB12 action with a new Madden NFL 19 contest. Now through February 12th, you have the opportunity to win a Xbox One X console that is decked out with Super Bowl-themed accessories. For starters, there's a custom Xbox One X console that features G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time) monikers emblazoned on it and green trim. The console comes with a black Xbox One wireless controller with matching green trim and triggers. Microsoft is also throwing in an Xbox G.O.A.T ring made from 10-carat gold, which has been plated black. The ring is dotted with 188 black diamonds and 46 green tsavorite stones.... Read more...
It's been a minute or two since the last time Microsoft overhauled its game controller for its Xbox consoles, or otherwise made any significant changes. Is a redesign coming? Perhaps so, according to new patents the company filed, which detail some alternations to the trigger design and other parts of the controller mechanics. To be clear, Microsoft has not yet announced a new controller. There has been chatter of a second generation Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, and there have even been some leaked images, but nothing official. The Elite is sort of a different beast anyway—it's billed as "the world's most advanced controller" and carries a premium price tag, at $149.99 MSRP. Image Source:... Read more...
When someone is looking to get into game emulation in this day and age, RetroArch is likely the most common suggestion. It's a front-end that utilizes Libretro cores that open up the ability to emulate old platforms -- from Atari to NES to MSX to disc-based platforms like Dreamcast and PSone. RetroArch isn't too difficult to get up and running, although it might require a bit of patience from those who haven't dabbled with game emulation before. One of the biggest reasons RetroArch stands out of the crowd is because it supports a wide-range of platforms on both ends of the equation. Even Windows 95 and PowerPC-based OS X is supported! It might surprise you that even consoles themselves are supported,... Read more...
Razer today officially launched its new Razer Turret, which is a wireless mouse and keyboard combo specifically designed for the Xbox One platform. Microsoft first announced official mouse and keyboard support for its gaming consoles back in September, and Razer was listed as one of its early partners. Razer has a long and esteemed gaming pedigree, and it that extends to the Razer Turret, which uses 2.4GHz wireless tech to provide a stable connection to both the mouse and the keyboard with a single USB dongle that plugs into your Xbox One.  There's also a dedicated Xbox key that will invoke the home menu. The Razer Turret uses a combination of Xbox Dynamic Lighting and Razer... Read more...
Digital assistants are everywhere these days—maybe you routinely summon Siri on your iPhone to set a reminder or ask for directions, or perhaps you call on Alexa to fire up your playlist on your Echo speaker (or tell jokes through Jimmy Fallon). What about Cortana? Microsoft is still fleshing out its own digital assistant, and it appears Cortana is learning a new trick—support for multiple users. Where this makes the most sense is on the Xbox One, a game console at its core, but also a home entertainment hub. Microsoft has long promoted the Xbox as more than just a gaming machine—they're gateways to streaming video platforms like Netflix and Hulu, and can be used to browse the... Read more...
We're beginning to hear a little bit more about Microsoft's next-generation Xbox gaming hardware. Although we don't have an official name for the console, the device is currently being developed under the codename Scarlett according to various reports. So, what will Scarlett bring to the tablet? Well, according to Microsoft Insider Brad Sams, it will be based on AMD's upcoming 7-nanometer Zen 2 microarchitecture, which should be no surprise. Zen 2 forms the basis of Rome-based EPYC server processors, and will also underpin AMD's third-generation Ryzen 3000 Series mainstream processors. Zen 2 should provide quite the boost in performance compared to the current Xbox One... Read more...
If you missed out on the Black Friday deals that were out there for Xbox One consoles last month, you have another chance to get a good discount for the holidays. Microsoft has deals on Xbox One bundles that started over the weekend offering $50 off the regular price. The bundle prices are good at all participating retailers. The discounted bundles include $50 off the Xbox One S Fortnite bundle that consists of the game, the Eon cosmetic set and 2,000 V-bucks for buying items in the game. If Fortnite isn't what you are after, another bundle includes Xbox One S Battlefield V with the same discount. The bundle contains the Deluxe Edition of the game that features paratrooper clothing for the... Read more...
One of the reasons why Fortnite continues to be so popular is because developer Epic Games is putting in a lot of man- and woman-hours updating the title, constantly adding new features and stomping out bugs nearly as quickly as they appear (there's a lesson here, Bethesda). That's the case with the latest update, which also introduces some performance enhancements on various devices. On select iPhones, for example, there is an option to run the game at 60 frames per second. The Fortnite version 6.31 patch apparently includes optimizations for Apple's burly A12 Bionic silicon, as found on the recently introduced iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. All three of those devices have the new... Read more...
It has already been established that the Xbox One X is not the end of the road for Microsoft's efforts in the console space, and that future models will be released. Take it from Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who indicated at E3 earlier this year that he is "very excited" about the future of Xbox. What comes next, however, might be a break from tradition—there is chatter of a disc-less game system being in the works. This is not the first time the topic of a disc-less Xbox console has come up. Spencer said in 2014 that there were internal discussions about ditching the disc drive on the Xbox One prior to its launch, but that those plans were ultimately scrapped. "After the announcement and E3,... Read more...
Contrary to some of the speculation that is out there, the Xbox One X is not the the end of the road for Xbox. Phil Spencer, executive vice president of gaming and head of the Xbox brand at Microsoft, confirmed as much during E3 earlier this year, and now he's followed that up by saying he is "very excited" about the future of Xbox. This has not always been a given. Game consoles have become more PC-like with the latest generation of game systems, and have also gone the way of incremental upgrades, like the Xbox One S followed by the Xbox One X. On top of it all, there has been a resurgence in PC gaming of sorts, with esports taking off the way that it has. For Microsoft in particular, the Xbox... Read more...
Gamers haven't liked that Microsoft has seemed to turn a cold shoulder on the PC gamers out there in favor of developing games on the Xbox consoles in recent years. Microsoft has been trying to alleviate those concerns with talks of renewing its commitment to PC gaming for years, but nothing has ever come of that promise. Things are changing with Microsoft now announcing that it has purchased a pair of PC-centric game development studios that focus heavily on RPG games: Obsidian and InXile. Microsoft's acquisition announcement is not only good news for PC gamers in general, but for fans of Obsidian and InXile as both devs have been cash-strapped to the point of turning to Kickstarter for game... Read more...
We love free games with no strings attached, and that's just what Microsoft has in store for Xbox One and even Xbox 360 gamers today. If you’re a fan of the popular Crackdown series of games, Microsoft is making the original Crackdown available for free today. The game was originally released for the Xbox 360 platform, but thanks to the Backwards Compatibility program, Xbox One users can also acquire the game for free. And as an added bonus, Crackdown is one of a handful of Xbox 360 titles that has been remastered to take advantage of the 4K playback capabilities of the Xbox One X. The original Crackdown debuted way back in 2007 and was a pretty big hit for the Xbox 360. Crackdown 2 arrived... Read more...
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