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  • Blog Post: [Update] More Evidence Of Reworked Xbox One Controller Surfaces

    Update: While Microsoft isn't quite ready to talk about its revised Xbox One controller, it seems at least one retailer is. An image of a new "covert forces" deco controller has emerged on the website of Austrian retailer Libro. The box for the controller is also shown, clearly identifying... More
  • Blog Post: June Xbox Games With Gold Include Two From Square Enix And Double Fine's Latest

    Microsoft has announced the June Xbox Live Games with Gold titles. Two solid Xbox 360 titles are joined by a brand new Xbox One game. First, PoolNation FX returns on Xbox One. If you haven't downloaded it, you have another chance. Joining it is Double Fine's second Kickstarter project, Massive... More
  • Blog Post: Get Your Xbox One: The Master Chief Collection Bundle While They Last

    If you're a Halo fan who likes collecting limited edition items, Microsoft has a proposition for you. In the coming weeks the company is releasing a small run of "circus white" Xbox One bundles in the United States that come with a complementary white controller and a copy of Halo: The... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Over-The-Air TV Tuner Now Available In North America

    Microsoft has announced that the Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner is now broadly available for Xbox One. The $60 device gives cord-cutting consumers another option for watching local television broadcasts. The tuner is fully integrated with the Xbox One, supporting the console's OneGuide channel interface... More
  • Blog Post: Forza Horizon 2 Pre-Order Car Pack Races To Marketplace

    A quartet of racing cars formerly reserved for those who pre-ordered Forza Horizon 2 are now available on the Xbox Live marketplace. Starting today, fans can pick up the four-car pack for $4 – a buck a ride. The two Italian racers – the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera and... More
  • Blog Post: Mass Effect Director Casey Hudson Joins Microsoft’s HoloLens Project

    Microsoft has announced that Casey Hudson has joined the publisher as Creative Director. Hudson was the director on a number of BioWare titles, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and all three core Mass Effect games. Hudson will be leading creative direction for HoloLens, Microsoft’s... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Conference Schedule

    E3 2015 is rapidly approaching, and publishers and platform holders are beginning to announce their conference plans. We’ll be updating this schedule as we get closer to the show and more details are revealed. Here’s what we know so far: Sunday, June 14 Bethesda - 7 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Xbox 360 Games With Gold Titles Change Tomorrow

    If you haven’t yet visited Xbox.com to lock in your first Xbox 360 Games with Gold title for the month, you might want to do that soon. Otherwise, you’ll miss out on putting a hit on people. Mafia 2 rotates off the service after today. In its place, F1 2013 zooms in. For Xbox One gamers,... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Responds To Xbox One ‘Kill Switch’ Reports Related To NDA Violations

    Earlier today, we reported that footage had emerged of the rumored Gears of War Ultimate Edition . Throughout the day, more information became available, including a report from the contracted testing company that punitive action had been taken. Kotaku published a memo reportedly sent from testing company... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Will Celebrate E3 Week With FanFest For 500

    Microsoft is inviting fans in the Los Angeles area to participate in E3. The company is giving away 500 tickets to a week-long Fanfest, but you’ll need to be fast to get them. Microsoft hasn’t announced where the tickets will be distributed, but it won’t happen until June 14, the day... More
  • Blog Post: Alleged Footage Of Rumored Gears Of War Ultimate Appears Online

    For the past week, there have been rumors of a Gears of War remake for Xbox One circulating online. The stories were spurred by a listing Gears of War Ultimate for Xbox One on the Brazilian Advisory Rating Board , though the listing has been changed a number of times (reading as an “error”... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One May Update Out Today, Includes Voice Messaging

    Microsoft isn’t quite ready to give all Xbox One gamers access to better voice chat . Dedicated voice chat servers aren’t going into full distribution yet, but in the next few weeks, more people will have access. The dedicated servers, which have been in preview since March, kick in when... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Celebrates Minecraft’s Third Xbox 360 Birthday With Free Skin Packs

    Minecraft turns three years old on Xbox 360 this Saturday, May 9. To celebrate, Microsoft is giving away three skin packs. If you happened to miss the first and second birthday packs, those are making a return. Joining them is another bundle featuring “veteran Mojangstas” and some extras... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Will Be Attending Gamescom

    After this morning's report that Sony would be skipping Gamescom , many were curious if Microsoft would be following suit. Responding to inquiry on twitter on whether Microsoft planned to split announcements between E3 and Gamescom, head of Xbox Phil Spencer offered the following reply: @VernAtXboxUncut... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] PSA: Xbox Live Up & Running

    Update: The Microsoft Xbox Live status page has given the "Up and Running" thumbs up to most of the service. Apps like Netflix and YouTube are still listed as "limited," however. Original Story: According to Microsoft's support page, Xbox Live is experiencing some problems affecting... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft's HoloLens To Cost A Lot More Than A Home Console

    Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality technology sounds far out, and as is usually the case, you get what you pay for. A recent report states that the tech will likely cost well north of $400. The New York Times says that an unnamed Microsoft executive (whose relationship to the project is also... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft And Square Enix Show Off Stunning DirectX 12 Demo

    Microsoft invited Square Enix to create a demo for its Build event showing off the power of DirectX 12. The results are impressive, especially when you realize that the video is running in-engine. Of course, it’s important to remember that “in-engine” isn’t the same as “gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: The Haunting Indie Adventure Lifeless Planet Migrates To Xbox One

    Stage 2 Studios’ indie title let players explore a mysterious alien planet as a lost astronaut with emotional baggage. Now that little wounded astronaut has wandered onto consoles. Lifeless Planet was a Kickstarter-funded action/adventure game that came out last June for both PC and Mac. Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Is Bringing HoloLens To E3 This Year

    At the beginning of the year, Microsoft announced a new augmented reality project called HoloLens. If you're eager to hear more about this interesting new technology you won't have to wait long. In addition to releasing a new YouTube channel for the Hololens , Microsoft's revamped HoloLens... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Games With Gold For May 2015 Storm Castles And Go To The Mattresses

    Microsoft has announced the four titles available during May thanks to Games with Gold. As usual, one of the Xbox One titles is a carry-over from last month. On Xbox One, you’ll be able to get Castlestorm: Definitive Edition and PoolNation FX all month long. On Xbox 360, the first half of the month... More
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