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Last month we talked about mouse and keyboard support coming to the Xbox One. Microsoft made its intentions very clear when it announced that support for the mouse and keyboard would be implemented at the hardware level, but game developers could choose whether to add support in each game. Almost exactly a month later, Xbox Insiders in the Beta Ring can try out the controls. The caveat about mouse and keyboard support is that it has limited capability at this point; only Warframe offers support at this time. Microsoft is a bit confusing in its announcement stating that it has "enabled mouse support in the build" and then asking Beta Ring members to, "Please check out the Quest in the Xbox Insider... Read more...
Are you in the market for both a new Xbox One console and Red Dead Redemption 2? Well, you're in luck because Microsoft has teamed up with Rockstar Games and a number of retailer partners to give up to a $100 instant discount when you purchase an Xbox One S/Xbox One X bundle and the highly anticipated open world game set in the Wild Wild West. To get the full discount, you will need to add both Red Dead Redemption 2 and an eligible Xbox One console to your cart. First up is Amazon, which is offering $80 off the NBA 2K19 Xbox One S and Xbox One X console bundles. The reason why Amazon is only offering $80 off on these two particular bundles is because they've already been discounted... Read more...
When you sign up for the beta on a highly anticipated video game, playing said game comes with a litany of embargos and non-disclosure agreements. If you sign those agreements, and then turn around and break them, bad things can happen. An Xbox One gamer who was participating in the beta for Bethesda's Fallout 76 learned this lesson the hard way. To gain access to the beta, all payers had to click to agree to an NDA that prevented them from taking photos, video, or allowing someone else to watch them play the game. The player participated in the beta last Saturday and tried to become famous by recording and posting a 90-second video of gameplay footage to Twitter; a clear violation of the... Read more...
Just as Microsoft previously started rolling out its October 2018 Update for Windows 10 PCs (and then paused it to investigate reports of missing files), there is also a new system update available for Xbox One consoles that is packed with new features. One of them is an Xbox skill for Cortana and Alexa. To celebrate the latter, Microsoft has teamed up with Amazon to bundle a free third-generation Echo Dot with select Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles. "Anyone who buys a qualified Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle at Amazon.com will also get a new Amazon Echo Dot, but don’t wait too long because this offer is only available while supplies last," Microsoft says. The deal is supposed to go... Read more...
Gamers have a lot to look forward to as 2018 winds down, and one of the most anticipated games on the docket is Red Dead Redemption 2. This is a game that fans of the franchise have waited years to play, and the launch is almost here. A new rumor about the game is making the rounds today that tips a feature you won’t see unless you ditch the mini-map guiding you around the world. Word is that when you turn off the mini-map, the dialog that NPCs dole out will change. With the map disabled, the NPCs will give you directions to help you navigate around the world. That dialog is said to include routes to take and landmarks you will see along the way. When you run the mini-map in the game... Read more...
Microsoft is talking up the future of gaming, and it says in that future you will be able to play any game you want, on any device you have at hand. That is very different from the world of gaming we have today, where each of your devices has its individual gaming ecosystem. Microsoft says that Project xCloud will change all of that and place the gamer at the center of the gaming experience. A key step in bringing Project xCloud to reality is allowing developers to bring their content to the platform. Microsoft says that the developers of games for the Xbox One available now, and the games of the future, will be able to deploy and dramatically scale access to their games across all devices on... Read more...
One of the most anticipated games of the year is Red Dead Redemption 2; the game is set to launch on October 26, which is only a few weeks away. We already know a lot about the game, including that it will need 105GB of space on your console hard drive. Sony and Rockstar have teamed up to offer players a Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) PS4 Pro bundle if you need a console to play it on. The last new trailer for the game was back in early August, and now Rockstar has another one for fans to check out. This trailer highlights the wide variety of activities that players can partake in with the game. It also highlights the fact that danger lurks everywhere in this world; gamers worried that RDR2 wouldn't... Read more...
Fallout 76 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and will land on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. One of the things that people who pre-order the game get to enjoy is access to the beta for the game. To get in on the early play requires you to pre-order the game from a participating retailer. A redemption code is offered on the receipt or email confirmation for your order. Once you have your code on hand, you can hit up Bethesda.net and login or create an account; then you'll hop over to the FAQ page here and enter your beta code. Bethesda will then contact you via the email address you used to register your account when the beta kicks off. Bethesda has offered specific dates for when the beta... Read more...
It's finally happening. Sony, a company that is not known to back down from attacks on its arcane cross-play policies, has caved to pressure and will enable PlayStation 4 gamers to play against rival consoles with Fortnite. Sony has taken flak from gamers and industry figures (including Microsoft execs). Fortnite is the most popular game in the world, and the fact that Sony has been the lone holdout has angered many gamers. What was even more infuriating is the fact that progression and items/skins bought/accumulated on the PlayStation 4 could not be transferred to the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. After a "comprehensive evaluation process", Sony says that it will enable cross-play... Read more...
PC gamers trying to make the crossover to gaming on consoles have long wanted full mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One. Microsoft has mulled support for the preferred PC gaming input method for years, and reports in June claimed that Microsoft held a conference with Razer detailing the Turret keyboard and mouse. Microsoft and Razer have now made that partnership official with Microsoft announcing that it will be enabling mouse and keyboard support on the Xbox One for select Xbox Insiders in the coming weeks. Microsoft notes that with support for the mouse and keyboard at the platform level, devs will be able to add mouse and keyboard support to their games if they want to. Microsoft... Read more...
Microsoft has gone all-in when it comes to the subscription model. It has found success with Office 365 and is even looking to recurring revenue for certain versions of its Windows operating systems. On the gaming front, it has Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass to keep the money flowing in from customers. But what about hardware? Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Xbox bundle called Xbox All Access. For a monthly subscription fee, you will be able to get a brand-new Xbox One S console, Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass for roughly $22 per month. You will pay this monthly fee for two years, after which you will be able to keep the gaming console (as you would have paid the full retail price... Read more...
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 out the new navigation animations as well as the newly released collection of moods and props!,"... 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 sales since NPD starting tracking such data way back in 1995, according to Mat Piscatella, an analyst... 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 that you download from the Microsoft Store. We can expect for this console to pack in a processor and... Read more...
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