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  • Blog Post: Major Nelson Demonstrates Xbox One Achievement Snap

    Announced earlier this week at E3, we now have more details on Xbox One's upcoming Achievement Snap app. In addition to viewing real-time achievement progress in-game, players can also command Xbox One to search the web for tips on achievements through the "Get Help" feature. Snap mode... More
  • Blog Post: Get To Know The New Head Of Xbox

    Last week Microsoft announced that its game studio head Phil Spencer was given the keys to the entire Xbox division. Today they released a video so fans could get to know the new captain of the ship. In this casual interview with Xbox spokesman Major Nelson, Spencer (who is a 26-year veteran at Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Sale Offers Large Discounts For On Demand And Arcade Games

    Microsoft has put a large number of downloadable games on its Xbox Live service on sale with significant markdowns. The sale covers everything from full Xbox 360 games, to arcade titles and the smallest discount is 50 percent off. This first batch of games listed here are on sale until today. If you... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 4 Europe Vs. USA Showdown Streams Live Friday On Xbox Live

    On Friday at 11 am Pacific and 2 pm Eastern (6 pm where the show is), fans of Battlefield can watch the Europe vs. USA showdown on Xbox Live. The game will be played live in London on the Xbox One, where EA and DICE plan to make some exclusive reveals. Major Nelson will lead the American team and AceyBongos... More
  • Blog Post: New Xbox One Video Details Cloud Computing, SmartGlass, and Kinect Features

    Microsoft has promised a lot with the Xbox One, and this new video give us a good look at some of the console's new features. In this video, you'll hear about how Microsoft is leveraging cloud computing and Kinect in the new system. You can also see how SmartGlass is being used in Dead Rising... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reveals Xbox One Friends List Features

    In a new video, Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb detailed the way Xbox One's friends list will work. In addition to all the features we're using now like seeing what your friends are doing and their achievements, the Xbox One includes new social opportunities . In addition... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Shows Off The First Retail Xbox One

    Microsoft's Larry Hryb recently tweeted out a picture of the first retail-ready Xbox One. Last week , Hryb tweeted about a picture of the first Xbox Ones to come off the assembly line, but the consoles were already packaged in the cardboard boxes that would be their homes until they made it to retailers... More
  • Blog Post: First Retail Xbox One Units Are Off The Assembly Line

    Earlier today, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb tweeted two pictures representing a significant next-generation milestone. The first Xbox One units are off the assembly line. This falls in line with Microsoft's reveal of the Xbox One release date (November 22... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft To Reveal New Exclusive At Gamescom

    In official Xbox blogger Major Nelson's new podcast, Microsoft Studios' head Phil Spencer said that the company has some big news planned for its Gamescom presentation. In Major Nelson's podcast , Spencer said, "We're going to have a really short stage presentation with some news... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One To Be Playable At San Diego Comic Con

    Earlier today we shared that Sony is bringing the PlayStation 4 to San Diego Comic Con next week. Microsoft is also treating attendees with the first hands-on opportunity for the Xbox One. Confirmed titles include Ryse: Son of Rome and Killer Instinct in the Xbox Booth (#100). Other games will be available... More
  • Blog Post: "Ultimate Game Sale" On Xbox Live Next Week

    If you want to stock up on some great games for the summer, Microsoft might have a good reason for you to wait just a little bit longer. Announced on Major Nelson's blog, the "Ultimate Game Sale" begins next week on Xbox Live. We don't know how long each game will be on sale or what... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Provides Official Statement On The Xbox One Used Games Issue

    Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has offered a statement on the used game issue that has been plaguing the Xbox One since its announcement. Microsoft has offered a number of conflicting statements on how the Xbox One will handle used games. Hryb's statement is still pretty ambiguous... More
  • Blog Post: Massive Xbox Live Spring Sale Starts March 26

    Xbox is welcoming in the warm weather with huge discounts on some high profile games and DLC packs. The Xbox Live Spring Sale starts on March 26, and features discounts of 50 percent off and more on such games as Assassin's Creed III, Dead Rising 2, L.A. Noire, and Just Cause 2. Several major DLC... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Will Be Deployed On April 8

    In a blog post, official Xbox spokesman Major Nelson announced that a new map pack for Halo 4 will be released on April 8, and revealed a new trailer. According to Nelson, the Castle Map pack focuses on team objective and vehicular combat, and will introduce three new maps and a six-on-six playlist.... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Sets Up Mysterious Countdown Clock

    People are clamoring over every scrap of possible next-gen scrap of news, and Microsoft may have chucked a little piece under the table. Microsoft's Larry Hyrb (Major Nelson) has set up a countdown clock on his official blog. The timer , which was posted under the headline "And it's on.... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Receives A Small Update Today

    If you sign into Xbox Live today, you will have to take part in a small but mandatory update that fixes a few bugs with the operating system. The news comes from Xbox Live's Major Nelson , who offers a few details on what exactly is getting updated (or has been updated if you're already signed... More
  • Blog Post: Up Close With The Halo 4 Controller

    Alongside Halo 4, we're getting a special edition Xbox 360 that includes a Halo 4 themed console and controller. Microsoft's Major Nelson has confirmed that the controller will be sold separately, and he's made a slightly out of focus video to prove it. You can check out the video below to... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cancels Inside Xbox

    Microsoft has canceled Inside Xbox, a free video show distributed through Xbox Live for members. Inside Xbox provided news updates, video tutorials, and game coverage streamed to the Xbox 360 dashboard. Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb said it was a decision that was not made easily... More
  • Blog Post: New Chrome Xbox 360 Controllers Announced

    Microsoft today unveiled a new chrome line of Xbox 360 controllers available later this May. The controllers come in three colors, Red, Blue, and Silver, and include the transforming d-pad. Each one will cost $54.99 and availability will vary by region. [Source: Major Nelson ] More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Addressing Video Playback Issues

    The recent Xbox 360 dashboard update is causing color and resolution issues for video playback. Microsoft says it's looking into it. According to reports the 360is setting incorrect black levels for all video playback. The result is washed out colors and greyish black levels. "We’re aware... More
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