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  • Blog Post: New Xbox One Experience And Backward Compatibility Hit Your Console November 12

    During today's Halo 5: Guardians stream, Xbox's Phil Spencer announced that the New Xbox One Experience dashboard will be pushed to all Xbox One owners on November 12. Alongside the new dashboard, that update brings with it the start of the Xbox 360 backward compatibility on Xbox One for several... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Spencer Is Focused On Winning Back Xbox Customer Trust

    “For me, what I think we fundamentally lost was the trust of our most loyal customers,” says Head of Xbox Phil Spencer in a recent interview. “We lost the trust in them that they were at the center of our decision-making process. Were we making a product for us, or were we making a... More
  • Blog Post: Spencer: Holiday Attacks On Xbox Live Were 'A Learning Experience'

    The network outages of Christmas are over, but that doesn't mean gamers don't feel any unease about it happening again. During my chat today with Microsoft head Phil Spencer, I asked what Microsoft is doing to address these concerns. "Our commitment to Xbox One customers is to make sure... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Spencer Addresses The Master Chief Collection's Rocky Launch And Continuing Woes

    Microsoft head Phil Spencer detailed Microsoft's vision for the future at the Game Developers Conference this morning. We were able to sit down with him after and ask a few questions. One thing that was on our mind were the many the rough launches we've seen in the past few months. Spencer didn't... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Wants Developers To Use Windows 10 To Ease Xbox One Development

    Today at the Game Developers Conference, head of Xbox Phil Spencer took the stage to discuss Microsoft's goals for the future. This included showcasing better developer tools and discussing what the Windows 10 and Xbox One integration means for gamers. Spencer wants to see unified gaming across all... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Screenshot Feature Now Running On Devkits

    We’re getting closer to being able to take screenshots on our retail Xbox One consoles. The oft-requested (and top priority ) feature for Microsoft is now running on developer kits. Over the weekend, head of Xbox Phil Spencer shared the image above on Twitter. “Nice to finally be doing this... More
  • Blog Post: Yes, That Was A Battletoads Logo On Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer’s Shirt

    Remember back in November when we reported that a new Battletoads trademark had appeared in the United States Patent and Trademark Office database? Well, at the time, Microsoft didn’t have much to say. Today, there’s hope that the blemished trio of toads may make a return. During his portion... More
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Media Briefing To Be Streamed On January 21, Will Include Gaming News

    Next week, Microsoft is holding a Windows 10 media briefing to bring press and consumers up to speed on what’s in store for the next version of the operating system. You’ll be able to watch the event live via stream. Present on stage will be CEO Satya Nadella, executive vice president of... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Spencer: ‘I’ll Work On Making Amends For Street Fighter’

    At Gamescom this year, Microsoft fired a shot in the console war with the announcement that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be a timed Xbox exclusive . Last week, Sony fired back with its own third-party deal. We reported ( and then were able to confirm ) that Street Fighter V will be exclusive to PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Matchmaking Patch Delayed

    343 Industries has delayed the Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch intended to further improve matchmaking. The game has been suffering from significant problems with its online component, resulting in 343 scaling back the playlists to funnel players into more populated areas. The patch has been... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox’s Phil Spencer Explains Why Screenshots Aren’t Coming Until 2015

    The good news is that the oft-requested screenshot feature is still coming to the Xbox One. The bad news is that you won’t be snapping and sharing over the holidays. Speaking with IGN , Spencer said that the December update is likely to be a bit more streamlined in comparison to recent months.... More
  • Blog Post: Themes And Screenshots Coming To Xbox One, Says Xbox Boss Phil Spencer

    If you’ve been hoping to spruce up your Xbox One dashboard, Phil Spencer says that your wait will eventually come to a close. Themes, a staple of the Xbox 360 since early in that system’s life, will be making the jump to Xbox One. Spencer made an appearance on The Inner Circle podcast to... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Xbox Entertainment Studios May Yet Continue

    Despite last month's news of Phil Spencer shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios, a new report suggests that the property isn't necessarily dead yet. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Xbox Entertainment Studios may find life under the wing of Warner Bros. The Reporter states that the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Details Future Xbox One Dashboard Updates, Including Media Server Support

    Microsoft is continuing its plan for monthly Xbox One updates, with a couple of big things coming before the end of the year. The headliner for those of us in the United States is the long awaited support for DLNA media players. This means you'll be able to stream content from Windows 7 and Windows... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Count On More Phantom Dust Information Until E3 2015

    Earlier today, I had the chance to speak with head of Xbox Phil Spencer about Xbox One, Tomb Raider exclusivity, and the future of the gaming industry. Before we parted though, I had one more question. "When do we get to see more Phantom Dust?" Spencer tells us that he and the team haven't... More
  • Blog Post: 'I Want To Win This Generation,' Says Xbox Boss Phil Spencer

    Earlier today, Microsoft dropped a huge bomb at its Gamescom press briefing. The company has locked up exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider , and we had the oportunity to ask Xbox boss Phil Spencer more about the deal, how things are changing at Xbox, anticipated features, and what it means to be... 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 Still Considering Xbox One Game Sharing

    When Microsoft reversed its stance on mandatory daily check-ins for the Xbox One a week after E3 2013, it was heralded by most of the community as the right move. Unfortunately, one of the most appealing features of the plan was the ability to share games with family members. According to a new report... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Devkits Get More GPU Power In Latest Update

    Update: Microsoft has provided additional information about the new resources for developers. You can read more in a follow-up story . Original Story: Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phil Spencer has shared some news about what the latest Xbox One update means for developers. We brought up the possibility... 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
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