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7:30 PM on 02.16.2015

Xbox One's video editor adds green-screen effects and more in big update

Thank you, Xbox One Upload Studio, for not being conducive to good, readable header images. It's been four days since Holmes asked our staff to slip this picture of Ron Perlman into a post, and with each passing day I've fel...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 02.13.2015

Sunset Overdrive gets sentimental

In honor of Valentine's Day and the loved ones around us, Sunset Overdrive has added a new achievement today for 175 points dubbed the D’awwwwww Achievement. The idea of the achievement is to find 12 drawings by the ga...

Robert Summa

11:30 AM on 02.09.2015

Phil Spencer teases Xbox One screenshot capture

The Xbox One has undergone some massive improvements since launch, but it still lacks one glaring bit of functionality -- easy screenshot capturing. After a long delay it seems as if Microsoft head Phil Spencer has broken the...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 02.06.2015

Xbox One's February update is pretty nice

Xbox One's February update is out. The highlight is probably the controller update, which lets you connect your Xbox One controllers faster, and fixes a few bugs. You'll also be able to access the Game Hub, which basically j...

Chris Carter

4:45 PM on 02.03.2015

Time to get your Stig on

If you're a car junkie, then you should be very familiar with Top Gear. Microsoft is hoping that familiarity will lead to DLC sales as the Forza Horizon 2 Top Gear Car Pack has just been made available to Xbox One racers for $5. Have a look at the list of cars available (including a freebie):

Robert Summa



Brothers and #IDARB headline February's Games with Gold photo
Brothers and #IDARB headline February's Games with Gold
by Brett Makedonski

February's a tricky proposition if you're the procrastinating type when it comes to gobbling up your free videogames. A meager 28 days means that you need to get in gear and download the new Xbox Live Games with Gold early. No depending on a 31st to bail your lazy ass out.

Xbox has unveiled next month's Games with Gold, and they're mostly what we've come to expect -- a really good game, an indie title we don't know much about, and some filler. They are Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons, #IDARB, and Sniper Elite V2.

Brothers is the clear standout here, which can be downloaded from February 1-15. I gave it an excellent score a few years ago and managed to still be on the low end of most outlets. I've also got your back if you need help cleaning up the Achievements.

#IDARB is the lone Xbox One game. It's supposed to be zany and fun. Guess you'll have to find out for yourself. Then, there's Sniper Elite V2 bringing up the second half of the month on Xbox 360. By then, you'll probably just be looking forward to March's games.

It’s Cold! Bundle Up with Some Hot Deals with February Games with Gold [Xbox Wire]

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11:30 AM on 01.27.2015

Xbox One controllers will kinect to the system *twice as fast*

Hoo boy. The Xbox One is a precision machine, baby. That $100 million controller, too. Not content with the two and half years it took to develop it, Microsoft is still tinkering. Members of the Xbox Preview Program can snag ...

Steven Hansen



You saw Microsoft's crazy hologram headset, right? photo
You saw Microsoft's crazy hologram headset, right?
by Jordan Devore

Earlier today, Microsoft held a Windows 10 event. My stream kept dying, but I posted about the Battletoads shirt worn by head of Xbox Phil Spencer during his segment about gaming.

Much of the event was uninteresting or irrelevant for this audience, with one huge exception: an augmented-reality headset called Project HoloLens that can display holograms all around you.

Outlets like Wired, The Verge, and Gizmodo were able to try out the device and several demos, including a basic version of Minecraft shown above. Take your pick. Then, jealousy.

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7:30 PM on 01.21.2015

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's next update requires public beta testing

343 Industries has had enough issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection that, two months after release, it's come to this: public beta testing for an impending large-scale content update. Testers will be chosen from a poo...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 01.21.2015

Nice Battletoads shirt, Phil Spencer

During Microsoft's Windows 10 livestream this morning, Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed up to talk about what he knows: games. Fable Legends is headed to PC with DirectX 12 and cross-platform play with Xbox One, which is nice and all, but did you see Phil's shirt? That's Battletoads alright. The time is now.

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 01.15.2015

Hah, wow: Microsoft drops Xbox One back to $349

Microsoft sold the Xbox One for $349.99 during the holiday season, which worked out well for sales. The system became "the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December," according to the company. But that wasn't ...

Jordan Devore





1:15 PM on 01.15.2015

[Extremely Homer voice] The Simpsons are going to Minecraft!

Sure, you could make eye contact with these official Minecraft renditions of the Simpsons, but I wouldn't recommend it. They're joining 19 other Springfield residents in a $1.99 DLC pack toward the end of February on Xbox One and Xbox 360, with other platforms to follow. Reached for comment, Minecraft owner Microsoft had this to say:

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 01.14.2015

Mad genius makes a PS4/Xbox One combination laptop

Eddie Zarick, the Doc Brown-esque craftsman behind those cool PS4 and Xbox One laptops, has gone one step beyond: he's put both current-generation consoles into one big shell. Apparently, the PS4's capacitive power button ha...

Mike Cosimano

10:30 AM on 01.14.2015

Microsoft's Phantom Dust reboot will be a '30-hour JRPG'

Remember last year when Microsoft said it was rebooting Phantom Dust? Me neither! It's been a while since we've heard about the project, but now we have some juicy details compliments of creative director Ken Lobb in a recent...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 01.14.2015

The Xbox One February update is looking good with Game Hubs

The Xbox One has added a ton of features since launch. While it was once a barren piece of hardware, it can now do quite a bit of stuff, including a heap of multimedia playback options. The February update has just been ...

Chris Carter

7:15 PM on 01.12.2015

Microsoft announces Forza 6...with a nice, stationary model of a Ford GT

Forget the Euro-dynamism and great soundtrack of Forza Horizon. Microsoft and Turn 10 have announced Forza Motorsport 6, baby!  Look at that well-modeled Ford GT, Forza 6's "cover car." Look at it. Look at it again. Exc...

Steven Hansen