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  • Blog Post: June Xbox One Update With Real Names, External Storage Goes Live

    Xbox One owners are waking up to a surprise on their consoles. Microsoft rolled out the June update last night, and now you no longer need to sign in with a Gold membership to access media apps like Netflix and Hulu. This update also brings real names (if you want to use them) and external storage options... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age: Inquisition Will Have Kinect Voice Commands

    Skyrim proved that people like shouting at dragons, now you'll be able to use the Xbox One's Kinect to give out commands in BioWare's upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. In an interview with the game's creative director Mike Laidlaw in the Official Xbox Magazine, he confirmed that the game... More
  • Blog Post: Ryse's Challenge Editor Canceled

    If you were looking forward to the upcoming challenge editor for the Xbox One launch title Ryse, you should brace for some bad news. Crytek and Microsoft have put a stop to their plans to release the mode. In a statement to Polygon , Microsoft explained the cancellation and the plan going forward: "After... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One SmartGlass Mobile Companion App Now Available

    The updated version of SmartGlass for Xbox One is now available to download for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. This isn't to be confused with the previous SmartGlass companion app that was available for the Xbox 360. This is a new separate app that will integrate with the Xbox One. The... 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: Xbox One SmartGlass App To Feature Matchmaking, Live Help Functions

    Microsoft will be launching a completely new SmartGlass app for use with its upcoming Xbox One console, promising better performance and a host of new features. The app will be released sometime in the 2013 holiday season for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8. The Xbox One will detect and connect with your... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Rising 3 Will Have 6 to 10 Endings, Overtime Mode

    In a recent interview, the game's producer revealed the the series' tradition of multiple endings will continue. Speaking with OXM, Dead Rising 3 producer Mike Jones said, "I think typically we've always had about somewhere between six and 10, something like that. There's a handful... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Twitch Partnership, Eliminates Microsoft Points For Xbox One

    Microsoft’s Marc Whitton took the stage along with community manager Ashton to show off some of the new online sharing features for the Xbox One. The system has a built-in DVR to record gameplay moments, and you can use the Upload Studio to tweak footage, add bumpers to your video, record commentary... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox SmartGlass iOS Out Now

    Not to be confused with the Xbox Live app, the new SmartGlass app interacts with your Xbox 360, in some cases changing your phone or tablet into a second screen. Download the App through the iTunes here . Here are some of the features: Navigate your Xbox 360 with swipe and tap Use your phone’s... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SmartGlass Available Now On Android Devices

    Microsoft's Surface tablet launched today with built in SmartGlass functionality, and now the app is available for Android devices . Make sure to note the current compatibility pre-requisites, as it does not currently work for all Android devices. SmartGlass is heading to iOS devices as well, but... More
  • Blog Post: SmartGlass Coming Very Soon

    At this year's E3, Microsoft showed off its SmartGlass feature, which uses your smartphone, tablet, or PC to enhance your TV experience, and the free app will be available later this week. SmartGlass can be downloaded on Friday for your Android, Windows 8, or iOS phone/tablet, and Windows 8/RT tablets... More
  • Blog Post: Apple Patents Reveal Possible Controller Functionality For iPhone

    Apple has become a major player in video games, and a new patent filing shows that the company is thinking about the possibility of the iPhone communicating with existing video game systems and controllers. Today, Apple filed patents on functionality relating to the iPhone and its AppleTV set-top box... More
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Coming To Xbox This Fall

    Microsoft demonstrated a unique implementation of its web browser on its Xbox 360 console at its E3 press briefing this morning. Rather than the clumsy transplant of a typical PC web browser like exists on other consoles, IE on 360 is a customized version that appears to reformat content for optimal... More
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