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9:00 PM on 07.24.2014

There are a ton of collectible Xbox Ones at SDCC

Microsoft has a bunch of custom Xbox Ones on display at San Diego Comic-Con and one of them could be yours. Convention attendees who take a photo of one of the consoles at the Xbox Gaming Lounge need only tweet it out with #X...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 07.23.2014

Microsoft has Xbox One updates planned through October

Microsoft has been supporting the features of the Xbox One since February, but it's not prepared to quit just yet. These monthly updates will continue at least through October, as Microsoft already has the content planned out...

Brett Makedonski

3:45 PM on 07.22.2014

There's a Hummer H1 in Forza Horizon 2, and these 99 other cars

I hate Hummers so much. Only in America would a car that stupid get that popular. Of course, Forza Horizon 2 has the H1, the actual Humvee-looking one that isn't any less stupid for civilian driving, but at least it doesn't look like a gangly, overgrown Power Wheels like the popular H2 you still see out and about sometimes. The first 100 cars are listed here.

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Microsoft might be delusional about Xbox One

Microsoft doesn't necessarily claim Xbox One has the best exclusives, but a recently deleted tweet from the company did seem to suggest as much. Apparently "everyone else says so" -- which is, um, an interesting statemen...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 AM on 07.22.2014

New Xbox One advert throws haymakers of inspiration

In its new video titled "Best Games," Xbox lets everyone know who the top four contenders for its heavyweight championship are -- Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Assassin's Creed Unity, Sunset Overdrive, and Call of Duty:...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 07.18.2014

Xbox One's August update adds mobile purchases, 3D Blu-ray support

Once the next Xbox One system updates goes live for all console owners in August, you'll be able to buy, download, and install games and DLC while away from home using Xbox.com or Xbox SmartGlass. With file sizes as large as...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Microsoft killing its original programming won't affect Quantum Break

Remember the Quantum Break, the literal half videogame, half TV show from Remedy (Alan Wake, Max Payne). Details have been sparse since the showing two E3s ago that failed to sell me. Despite Microsoft abandoning its att...

Steven Hansen

12:45 PM on 07.17.2014

Microsoft reportedly slimming down its original programming lineup for Xbox

[Update: In an internal memo posted by The Verge, head of Xbox Phil Spencer wrote that Microsoft expects to close Xbox Entertainment Studios "in the coming months," presumably once existing projects have wrapped up. The group...

Jordan Devore

9:29 AM on 07.17.2014

Microsoft layoffs cut 18,000 workers

Microsoft says that they're working to realign their workforce, with the first step being a large scale workforce reduction of up to 18,000 jobs. They say that the vast majority of the jobs that will be eliminated will happen...

Dale North

5:00 AM on 07.17.2014

These classy British gentlemen turn a YouTube console war into a harrowing drama

Stop what you're doing right now and watch this video. Then, find the rest of the YouTube Comment Reconstruction series by Dead Parrot, and take some time to view every single one of them. What you're watching is a dramatiza...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Xbox One is indeed selling better without Kinect

The Xbox One has been selling better now that there's a Kinect-free version of the system available for $399, right in line with the PlayStation 4. You'd sure hope so! Microsoft isn't providing specifics but says "Since the n...

Jordan Devore

12:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Microsoft to announce biggest round of job cuts in five years

Microsoft is beginning its restructuring in the near future, as forecast by CEO Satya Nadella last week in an interview. The reductions will most likely be in engineering, marketing, and areas of overlap with Nokia. The restr...

Brittany Vincent

12:15 PM on 07.15.2014

This week's Xbox Deals with Gold sale has Wolfenstein cheap(er)

Even though Microsoft just ended its summer's Ultimate Games Sale, it's not content to simply cease offering discounts altogether. Everything with a gun must go, apparently -- leading to some pretty decent prices on both Xbox...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Xbox sale: BioShock Infinite, Peggle 2, Painkiller

Here we are, the final day of this Xbox 360 sale. It's like last call at the bar, your mind just a little blurry from one too many vodka tonics, and that damn Semisonic song just came on over the speakers. You know you're goi...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 07.12.2014

Xbox sale: South Park, Peggle, Left 4 Dead 2

No, it's not Xbox 360 newcomer Peggle 2, and yeah, Left 4 Dead 2's pretty old at this point. And anyone that's interested in Madden 25 would probably be better served by waiting for the next iteration in the franchi...

Brett Makedonski

4:45 PM on 07.11.2014

Xbox One games can now offer demos that unlock the full version

I came to really appreciate the way Microsoft handled demos on Xbox 360. Xbox Live Arcade titles were required to offer them, and if you liked what you played in the trial, it was super easy to upgrade to the full thing right...

Jordan Devore