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  • Blog Post: [Update] Xbox Live No Longer Limited For Electronic Arts Titles

    Update: The issues appear to be resolved. The alerts previously posted on Xbox Live's status page are no longer present. Original story: It's unclear exactly what is holding up the service, but online play for Electronic Arts' games are currently limited on Xbox Live. On Xbox Live's status... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft Will Close Xbox Entertainment Studios

    Update #3: After telling us that it wouldn't be commenting on Quantum Break and a possible connection with the Xbox Entertainment Studios closure, the company has apparently changed its mind. Speaking with Polygon , Microsoft says that the development of Quantum Break is "not impacted"... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Has No Plans To Sell Xbox

    Despite investor criticism, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella says the company has no plans to sell off Xbox. At the Code Conference in Rancho Palo Verde, California, Nadella told interviewers, "I have no intent to do anything different with Xbox than we are doing today," The Verge reports... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One June Update Adds Real Names And External Storage Support

    After just rolling out the May update for the console , Microsoft has announced what's coming in the June Xbox One update. The big additions are support for external storage, and the ability to display your real name instead of just your gamertag, but there are other updates on the way, too. SmartGlass... More
  • Blog Post: Aaron Greenberg Named Head Of Marketing For Xbox Games, Entertainment Studios

    After three and a half years of serving as chief of staff of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment division, Aaron Greenberg has a new role. The 16-year company veteran has been named the new head of global product marketing for Xbox first party games, third party titles, and Xbox Entertainment... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Has Six Shows In The Works For TV Initiative

    Microsoft doesn't seem to be messing around with its television efforts. The company's TV studio is working on six programs, including the previously announced adaptation of the Swedish robot thriller Humans , and new comedy from Sarah Silverman and Seth Green. Microsoft is producing a sketch... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox And UK Channel 4 Team Up For Television Miniseries

    Microsoft and Channel 4 have announced a partnership to develop an eight-part science fiction miniseries called Humans . The collaboration is part of the Xbox Entertainment Studios program headed by Nancy Tellem. Humans is set in an alternate present day and focuses on a family that purchases a refurbished... More
  • Blog Post: Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer Says Xbox Is ‘A Core Product In Microsoft’s Long-Term Vision’

    In a brief interview with Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, newly appointed Head of Xbox Phil Spencer spoke more about his new role. Many of Spencer’s comments reiterate points from our recent interview , but he spoke more broadly on the importance of fans and Xbox’s place in the broader Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Fight Choreography Inspired By Video Games

    In a new video posted on the Xbox YouTube channel, Captain America actor Chris Evans discusses the fight choreography in the latest Marvel movie. In the clip, Evans says that Cap’s combat style in The Winter Soldier was heavily inspired by the first Avenger’s video game moves. "The way... More
  • Blog Post: Marc Whitten Leaves Microsoft

    Marc Whitten, Xbox's former chief product officer, has left Microsoft. Whitten leaves the console manufacturer behind to join audio equipment company Sonos as chief product officer. Whitten has been with Xbox since the 2000 launch of Microsoft's first console, frequently taking the stage and... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Offers Guided Video Tour Of The New Xbox One Update

    Microsoft has shared details on its March Xbox One update in text form, which is currently rolling out , but now it has released a video showcasing the new upgrades. You can check out the video below with host Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb as he runs down the majority of the updates in store for... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Rolls Out And Details Xbox One March Update

    The new update for Xbox One is beginning to roll out to users tonight, and it improves online party and matchmaking, among a number of other improvements. You can see the full list of updates on page two below, or on Microsoft's Xbox Wire page . Friends lists will now be easier to access, party chat... More
  • Blog Post: Head Of Xbox European Division Leaves Post

    Microsoft VP Chris Lewis, who has been with the company for 25 years, is leaving his post. Lewis led Microsoft's European division, and helped guide the Xbox 360 to large-scale success in the territory, particularly the UK. He also managed the recent launch of the Xbox One. Microsoft's marketing... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Report: Microsoft Close To Naming New CEO

    Update: New reports suggest that Microsoft will be meeting soon to make a final determination on new leadership. Recode is reporting that the board of directors will be meeting this weekend (though not during the Super Bowl, in which the Seattle Seahawks are playing). An announcement is then expected... More
  • Blog Post: Man Re-Enters Burning Home To Retrieve Xbox

    A man in Olathe, Kansas escaping his burning home decided to turn around, re-enter and retrieve his Xbox. The report from ABC 15 does not clarify if it was an Xbox, an Xbox 360, or an Xbox One. He suffered some smoke inhalation, but otherwise paramedics say he was fine. Apparently, the fire was caused... More
  • Blog Post: Handy Graphic Shows Video Game Console Cost Adjusted For Inflation Up To Current-Gen

    Video games are an expensive hobby, and while it might not appear to be true – considering current prices – in general, the cost of playing video games has gone down over the years. You'll see the chart below, which was posted on reddit last month by user Auir2blaze . It puts into perspective... More
  • Blog Post: ToeJam & Earl III Now Available On Dreamcast

    ToeJam & Earl III began its life as a Dreamcast exclusive before Microsoft snapped it up for Xbox. Someone has found the unreleased Dreamcast version of the game, and made it available online to download for anyone who is interested. According to the poster, ZakhooiTM on Assembler Games , where the... 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: Xbox.com Updated To Include Xbox One Details, Video Shows Dashboard In Action

    Xbox.com has been updated and now includes an Xbox One coat of paint. There is also a new video that shows the dashboard in action. You will have to head here to see the video as there is no simple way to embed it. The video shows the world's most fickle entertainment media consumer as he moves from... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Ghost Xbox Avatar Items Include Dog Companion Riley

    Call of Duty: Ghost fans can now give their Xbox Avatars a version of Riley, the faithful canine companion from the game. The new pet comes in both battle armor and mocap suit variety. The standard t-shirts and caps with the Ghost logo as well as the iconic mask seen on the box art can be purchased as... More
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