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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Is Going On Tour

    Microsoft is taking the Xbox One on the road to more than 175 different cities around the world starting next month. If the event comes to your town it will be free, but you must be 18 or older to check out the Xbox One. Games on display will include Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Closer Look At The Xbox One Controller

    Microsoft is proud of its Xbox One controller, and rightly so. We're fans of the new input device, and Microsoft put together a video and an infographic to showcase all the work that went into its creation. You can check out the video below, where Microsoft's controller designer break down all... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Retire

    The shake-ups at Microsoft continue with the announcement that company CEO Steve Ballmer will retire sometime in the next year. Microsoft revealed the news today. The announcement contained a statement from Ballmer that said, "There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Harrison: Xbox One Will Never Come Without Kinect

    Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison is underlining the company's support of the new Kinect with Xbox One. According to an interview with CVG, Harrison dashes the hopes of fans holding out for a cheaper, Kinect-free Xbox One bundle. When asked if the Xbox One will always come with a Kinect... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Fish Won’t Release Fez II For Xbox Platforms

    The outspoken indie developer has had a troubled relationship with Microsoft, and stated in a recent interview that his planned platform for Fez II is "not Xbox." Fish's Fez, which garnered high praise for its inventive, perspective-shifting puzzles, was released on Xbox 360. However, Fish... More
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