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  • Blog Post: Learn About All Of The Original Xbox's Missed Japanese Opportunities

    The Xbox has always struggled to find footing in Japan, and the latest Did You Know Gaming video looks at why. Despite being technically superior to the PlayStation 2 with a built-in hard drive and ethernet port, the Xbox, even today, has always had to work extra hard to enlist Japanese gamers. Missed... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox's May Update Focuses Mostly On Windows 10

    May will be a light month in terms of updates for Xbox One, but Windows 10 is getting a number of new Xbox-related features. You can check out a preview of the next update in the video below, or by heading here . On Xbox One, you will soon be able to turn your console on and off with the Glass app, and... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Considered Giving Away The Original Xbox For Free

    It takes a lot of time and money to develop a video game system. So much money that console manufacturers often lose cash on the system's early sales. Which makes it all the more crazy that Microsoft even considered giving away the original Xbox before it released in late 2001. A recent article on... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda Expands Leadership At Xbox

    Update: It appears Kudo Tsunoda isn't the only one taking on a new role within Microsoft. Longtime developer Rod Fergusson has been promoted to head up Black Tusk Studios according to his tweet today. Fergusson worked on all the previous Gears of War games and then left to be the executive VP of... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Ships 6.6 Million Xbox Consoles During Last Quarter

    During today's earnings call, Microsoft announced its Xbox sales for the quarter ending December 31, 2014. During this span, the company shipped 6.6 million units across both Xbox One and Xbox 360. When compared with the 2.4 million Xbox units shipped in the quarter prior to that, Microsoft showed... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft's Presentation Tease Was 'Unofficial,' Community Manager Apologizes

    Update: Unfortunately, our hunt for meaning in dots and dashes was all for naught. The image above has been declared "unofficial." Xbox Canada community manager Raj Patel shared this update to quell the speculation: Earlier I posted an unofficial (not from Xbox) image to see what others think... More
  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Xbox Game DVR ‘Design Goal’ Is To Work With All Games

    At this morning’s Windows 10 briefing, Microsoft showed off a number of functions of the Xbox app. Among them is the ability to use Game DVR , just like on the Xbox One. We inquired about whether every game will be supported. “Our design goal is that it works with all games,” a Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Builds Bully's Bullworth Academy In Unreal Engine

    It's unclear what Rockstar has planned for its Bully franchise, but artist Wesley Arthur certainly seems to have some ideas. You can check out the video below from Arthur which creates Bullworth's boy's dormitory in great detail using Unreal Engine 4. Arthur calls Bully one of his all time... 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: Learn How Sega And Jet Set Radio Angered Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown

    A new episode of Did You Know Gaming takes a look at the popular Dreamcast-born series Jet Set Radio. The episode covers the development of the game and why the team that made Panzer Dragoon wanted to pursue such a wildly different concept. It also covers a promotional even planned the highlight the... More
  • Blog Post: Fantasia: Music Evolved DLC Tracks Now Available, More Coming Through January 2015

    Disney Interactive and Harmonix have released a few downloadable tracks for their musical game, Fantasia: Music Evolved. Three new tracks are currently available for purchase on Xbox Live Marketplace, and a planned downloadable song list shows the tracks that are coming through January. Fantasia is a... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The First Hour Of Sunset Overdrive

    Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive offers a surprisingly colorful take on the apocolypse, and we took a look at the game's opening hour. Join Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, and myself as we cut our way through hordes of mutant enemies while sliding along rails high above the streets of Sunset City. It’s... More
  • Blog Post: Fan-Made HD Shenmue Remake In The Works

    A Korean fan going by the name NoconKid on YouTube recently published two videos showcasing progress on an HD Shenmue remake. Not much is known about the remake or its timeline as much of the details are in Korean. You can check out the two videos below, as well a link to some screenshots below the videos... 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: [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
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