Items tagged with xbox series x

There is quite a bit of mystery and intrigue surrounding Microsoft's future Xbox hardware plans, both in the long-term and the more immediate future. As it applies to the latter, a fresh leak alleges that Microsoft is getting ready to release an Xbox Series X in white trim, and without an optical disc drive, making it... Read more...
If you've been anxiously waiting for the announcement of next generation gaming consoles, we've got something to keep your tummy full in the meantime. While there is still no firm news on Sony's eventual PlayStation 5 Pro or update to Microsoft's Xbox, there is a new item for your kitchen or game room snack... Read more...
Rockstar Games has an absolute monster game on its hands, and it surely knows it. With record breaking views on the highly anticipated trailer for GTA 6, gamers were tripping over themselves to get a sneak peek at what's coming (it's amassed over 120 million views in just two days). With months of only scattered... Read more...
Remember when finding an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 console in stock from a first-party seller was like stumbling upon the Holy Grail? Well holy-moly, how times have changed. Graphics cards for PC gaming are plentiful again, and game console are not only routinely in stock, they’re also discounted with some sweet... Read more...
Like a band of seductive sea nymphs tempting sailors to change course, retailers are luring gamers with Black Friday discounts on games for every major platform. Only instead of using alluring voices to ultimately steer anyone to a rocky demise, retailers are singing the song of savings to prevent gamers from paying... Read more...
Talk about a tasty giveaway! Microsoft's Xbox team is collaborating with Warner Bros. Pictures on a special Xbox Series X console that looks like a Willy Wonka chocolate bar. The lucky winner will also receive the world's first official edible Xbox controller made of chocolate, which of course will don a signature... Read more...
Much to the dismay of gamers who own certain third-party controllers and peripherals, Microsoft has begun actively blocking unauthorized accessories on its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S game consoles. If you own an affected product and try using it with your Xbox console, you may run into error code 0x82d6002, which... Read more...
Now that Microsoft has cleared all the regulatory hurdles that stood in the way of its Activision-Blizzard acquisition, it can focus on how best to put its newly-acquired IP to good use. One of those IPs is Diablo and as such, it's offering up a custom Diablo IV-themed Xbox Series X console that it designed in... Read more...
Can you believe we're approaching the third anniversary of the release of the Xbox Series X? (That's also the 10th anniversary of the release of the Xbox One, by the by.) Given that three years was the same gap between the release of the PlayStation 4 and its "Pro" derivative, some people have started to wonder if... Read more...
The Xbox and PlayStation consoles have been using broadly PC-compatible hardware for the last two generations. The previous-generation hardware was really too slow to be interesting with its meager Jaguar cores, but the current-generation systems are based on AMD's Zen 2 architecture. That's certainly older and slower... Read more...
ViewSonic is laying claim to the world's first projector that's officially certified for use with Xbox Series X|S game consoles. According to ViewSonic, it conducted several dozen tests with Microsoft's Xbox developers to ensure that its X2-4K LED projector is fully compatible with the latest-generation Xbox systems... Read more...
Microsoft presented its Xbox Showcase yesterday and it was jam-packed with new game announcements. Among those announcements were a new trailer for the upcoming game Starfield and a release date of September 6, 2023, along with an extended gameplay overview following the event. However, even with all the new footage... Read more...
It took a hot minute but there's finally some competition to leverage the expansion port that Microsoft built into its Xbox Series X|S game consoles. Specifically, from Western Digital with its new and officially licensed WD_Black C50 lineup. Like the expansion cards that Seagate offers, the WD_Black C50 drives tap... Read more...
Remember when it was nearly impossible to score an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 game console? It took a couple of years but they're both finally easy to come by without paying a greedy scalper tax. There are also tantalizing bundles available, including preorders for the Xbox Series X with Diablo IV and a... Read more...
The time it takes your Xbox Series X/S console to boot up is about to get a bit faster. Microsoft was able to cut several seconds off the boot sequence by creating a shorter bootup animation. Gamers can be some of the most impatient people on the planet. If a new console or gaming PC takes more than a few seconds... Read more...
It's hard to believe that it's been a year and a half since the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 came out, and even harder to fathom that they're still difficult to find in stock. That is, unless you're willing to pay an obscene markup by a marketplace seller. Forget that nonsense because if it's the Xbox Series X... Read more...
It has been almost 18 months since the initial release of the Xbox Series X in November 2020. Unfortunately for Microsoft, most of that time has shown that its new console hasn't been quite as desirable as the alternatives for at least ten of those months. Alternatives such as the Sony PlayStation 5, and Nintendo... Read more...
As you see Geralt wandering through the lands, you can "toss a coin to your Witcher!" So the song goes, but Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 owners need not apply. Apparently, the popular RPG is not coming to those platforms in enhanced form, at least not yet. CD Projekt Red, the developers behind The Witcher games... Read more...
I don't find my Xbox Series X to be particularly loud, especially over the rumbles of my soundbar and subwoofer or gaming headset. However, navigating the user interface is a different story. Various sound effects adorn the Xbox Series X and if you'd rather not hear them, you now have access to an expanded set of mute controls. Finding Read more...
The console shortage might not be completely over, but there are signs the situation is definitely improving. For example, last week we wrote about the Xbox Series X being in stock at Walmart, and there have been several inventory replenishes since then (including this morning, though it's out of stock again at the... Read more...
Microsoft has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to give away a custom Xbox Series S console themed after Sonic and Knuckles, and it looks pretty swank. The controllers, though? Well, you be the judge—it comes with two wireless Xbox controllers, both themed as well but not with a special paint job or graphics. Instead... Read more...
When you woke up this morning, you probably didn't expect the Xbox Series X to be yours for the taking, assuming you've been trying to hunt one down. The latest generation console have been nearly as elusive as Bigfoot. But lo and behold, it's actually in stock at its MSRP. Just as enticing, there's no annoying... Read more...
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