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Microsoft reveals Over-the-Air TV Tuner for Xbox One


Out now in the US and Canada
May 20
In addition to the built-in HDMI cable box input slot on the Xbox One, Microsoft has announced a new Over-the-Air TV Tuner device, which launches today on the Microsoft Store for $60. In short, it basically hooks up to a... read
Xbox One

Testing company claims Microsoft can brick your Xbox One whenever it wants (Update)


Guess some of that old DRM remains?
May 14
[Update: Microsoft issued a statement, saying: "To be clear, if a console is suspended from Xbox Live for a violation of the Terms of Use, it can still be used offline. Microsoft enforcement action does not result in a consol... read
Xbox One

Xbox founder thinks Sony is winning the console war


Has Sony "won by a nose"?
May 04
Ed Fries -- part of the original team that created the first Xbox way back in 2001 -- thinks that Sony's PlayStation 4 is leading the current-gen console war "by a nose." Fries added that while Microsoft had slashed prices re... read
From MB to GB
With the rise of digital distribution, hard drive constraints are becoming more problematic than ever. It's never fun purchasing a game only to find out you don't actually have space for it. Here is a constantly-updated list ... read feature

Xbox

Xbox's May update focuses mostly on the PC side of things


Looks like this is rapidly becoming a reality
Apr 22
At GDC last month, Microsoft's plans for the immediate future largely focused on a unified platform anchored by Windows 10. We even sat in on a platform demo that was dedicated entirely to showing off how all the systems wou... read
Deals with Gold

Xbox Live sale: Learn about other cultures, shoot all other cultures


Mutually exclusive, of course
Apr 21
Xbox Live's small weekly Deals with Gold sale features an interesting juxtaposition of games this week. One title strives to teach you about an under-represented culture. Most of the rest task you with lining up across from p... read
Windows 10

Windows 10 rumored to be released late July, is getting an Xbox avatars app


Upgrade with all the launch bugs, or wait?
Apr 21
Windows 10 is nearly upon us, and it may be sooner than we thought -- according to a leak from an AMD earnings call, it will be released in late July. For those of you who own Windows 7 and 8, it will be a free upgrade -... read
Harrison leaves Xbox

There can be only one Phil at Microsoft, Spencer Highlanders Harrison (probably)


Or maybe he left on his own terms
Apr 17
Microsoft is down a boss, as Phil Harrison has resigned from his reign as VP of Xbox in Europe. GamesIndustry International has the exclusive confirmation of the departure that's been rumored since GDC. Xbox is fram... read
Games with Gold

Last call to get half the free Xbox 360 games this month


Games with Gold moves on tomorrow
Apr 15
Ah, another public service announcement -- another opportunity for us to remind you to remember your coat and hat when going outside to play, lest you catch a cold. You'd lose your head if it weren't bolted to your neck.... read
Xbox sale

Don't get too excited about Xbox's spring sale


Not a lot of winners here
Apr 08
Xbox players may have noticed recently that Microsoft has turned a new leaf when it comes to the quality of sales. Once known for being laughably bad, Microsoft's often very respectable Ultimate Game Sales have gone a long wa... read
Smash Bros.

Xbox boss would like to see Banjo-Kazooie as Smash Bros. DLC


We're crossing a lot of companies and properties here
Apr 03
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer likes to talk about games. However, that doesn't mean that he restricts himself to only talking about titles that his company's working on. No, he'll discuss anything, even Nintendo properties. When ... read
'We're about providing options for developers'
Microsoft announced last week at GDC in San Francisco that it was introducing cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. That opens a world of possibility in ways for developers to deliver games to their audience. So... read feature

'No smoke and mirrors'
The latest generation in gaming has brought with it an emphasis on sharing. Screenshots and gameplay videos can be relatively easily captured and uploaded for anyone's audience to see. It's a smart way to drive interaction --... read feature

Games with Gold

March's Games with Gold are some of the best games


And bonus games in April!
Feb 25
In the recent past, Xbox Live's Games with Gold program has had mostly the same cadence every month: a standout title, an indie game, and a bit of filler. March breaks that mold with three superb games from 2013. March's Xbo... read
Ultimate Game Sale

Xbox has another Ultimate Game Sale up its sleeve


Deals galore!
Feb 17
There's a tiny niche audience of consumers that love both buying things and doing it at a discount. Seriously, just the smallest sliver on a Venn diagram. Still, Microsoft's doing its best to cater to that sub-section with an... read
The Witcher 2

Today is your last day to grab The Witcher 2 and D4 for free


On Xbox platforms
Jan 31
Microsoft's Games With Gold promotion actually isn't too bad anymore, but this month's offerings are on their way out. MX vs. ATV Alive is already gone, but you still have time to get The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on... read
Bitcoin

Microsoft now accepts bitcoin for Windows and Xbox purchases


Trendy
Dec 11
We get it; you're a hip cat. You got some of those bitcoins to your name. You also have a Microsoft account for purchasing content from the Windows and Xbox stores. The latter isn't so much because you're cool; it's because o... read
The Game Awards

Xbox isn't revealing anything at The Game Awards 2014


Sometimes no news is news
Dec 02
There are a few dates every year that we can bank on new videogames being revealed. The first couple days of E3 are the best for this. However, in recent years, the annual December videogames awards show has proven to hold it... read
Halo 2 documentary

The Halo 2: Anniversary documentary arrives on October 31


Not so spooky
Oct 27
While the Halo: The Master Chief Collection gears up for a November release, 343 Industries and Microsoft have prepared a full documentary explaining the development process for the remastering of Halo 2. Halo 2 is... read
Xbox Music

Xbox Music's free trial period has come to an end


A lot of you out there are probably wondering what this is
Oct 24
If you've been using the Xbox Music service for a while now, prepare to be disappointed -- the service is ceasing as a free offer as of December 1st, 2014. Previously the music streaming app was available for free with ads, b... read
Deals with Gold

This week's Xbox Live deals take you out to the ballgame and racetrack


Everyone, please focus your attention on Burnout Paradise
Oct 21
Just in time for the start of the Fall Classic (Go Royals!), Microsoft has slashed prices on Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of R.B.I. Baseball '14, discounting both down to $9.99. With all that saved money, you could buy a ti... read
Rogue Squadron

Factor 5's canceled Rogue Squadron compilation sounds incredible


There was also going to be a multiplayer Rogue Squadon
Oct 10
As if we don't have enough canceled Star Wars games to mourn already, here's a couple more. During a recent Nintendo Voice Chat appearance, Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht opened up about a Rogue Squadron compilation and... read

Disney Fantasia Music Evolved demo is out


Try it out!
Oct 10
I believe that Harmonix's Disney Fantasia Music Evolved is one of those games you'll have to experience for yourself to really get. You can read our previews and get some idea of how it made us feel, but I really think that t... read
Good racing, mate
The original Forza Horizon impressed us back in 2012 with its ability to incorporate what we already loved about Forza Motorsport into an absolutely massive open-world sandbox racing game, while not completely ditching its si... read feature

Deals with Gold

Xbox discounts Spider-Man, 1001 Spikes, and a lot of Mass Effect DLC


For Gold subscribers only
Sep 23
As part of this week's Deals with Gold promotion, Microsoft's slashing prices by a third across three Xbox One games. Web-slinging Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($40.19), shadowy noir Contrast ($10.04), and death s... read
Xbox TGS lineup

Microsoft's TGS lineup includes few Japanese games


'Why doesn't Xbox sell in Japan?' asked nobody ever.
Sep 09
Microsoft has revealed its Tokyo Game Show lineup, and one has to wonder how much it will resonate the crowd next week at the Makuhari Messe convention center. Japan has never embraced the Xbox brand, largely due to a lack of software designed to appeal to the local market, and a slate of titles like this doesn't figure to bring about a sea change. read
Stop. Just. Stop.

DDoS attackers now tied to Xbox Live outages


Group claiming responsibility for PSN issues is at it again
Aug 24
Xbox Live users are now reporting intermittent sign-in issues, and the group claiming responsibility for today's PlayStation Network attacks and bomb threat is again taking credit. Microsoft seems to be aware of the... read
ID@Xbox

Xbox is shuttling PAX-goers to the Microsoft campus to play indie games


Pre-PAX
Aug 21
If you're going to be in Seattle next week for PAX Prime, Xbox is giving you the opportunity to get your hands on some games before the convention even begins. Bonus perks are you get to ride in the Sunset Overdrive bus,... read
360 HDD

Microsoft unveils Xbox 360 500GB Hard Drive


Yep, Xbox 360
Aug 20
Microsoft has revealed a new accessory for the Xbox 360 -- the 500GB Hard Drive. Yep, that's 360, not "One," as the prior generation is getting the upgrade here. It'll cost $110 for the privilege, although no release date out... read
Games as a service
Xbox's flagship franchise isn't something that Microsoft's going to stray from anytime soon. Why would it? If there was any doubt about Halo's lasting appeal, it was dashed with the E3 reveal of Halo: The Master Chief Collect... read feature

Xbox at gamescom

Xbox has 'big reveals' planned for its trip to gamescom


Starting with Call of Duty multiplayer
Aug 01
If its word is to be believed, Xbox is going to take advantage of its time at the world's biggest videogame convention. When gamescom hits (and in the days leading up to it), Microsoft will hold a handful of events where rev... read
Atari: Game Over

Game Over: Stories of E.T. and industry failures uncovered in new trailer


Documentaries are the best
Jul 28
You ever hear of game developers living like rock stars? That's what Atari was doing back in the '80s when it was on top of the world. Then E.T. happened, and well, it all went wrong very quickly. As part of Xbox's... read






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