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Xbox One Update Brings Party Chat, Friends List Improvements

A major Xbox One update rolled out on schedule this week, bringing with it tons of changes meant to bring a better multiplayer experience for Xbox One owners. The update was an important one for Microsoft as it comes just …

Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of Your New Xbox One

On November 22, you braved the cold to get your hands on a new Xbox One. You brought it home and played a few games. You maybe even checked out some of the multimedia features, like running your TV connection …

Microsoft Offers Some Tips On Finding An Xbox One This Holiday Season
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Were you one of the Xbox fans that missed out on the Xbox One launch on November 22? If so, you might be at the point where you just accept that you wont get your hands on one until next …

Kinect May Have Just Proven Its Worth Today

Every Xbox One will ship with a Kinect. It’s a fact that can’t be avoided and has made some people angry. Some are angry over the increased price tag of $500 while others are angry about potential privacy violations. Both …

Here’s How The Friends App Works On Xbox One

Friends are an important part of any online community, and Xbox Live was one of the first online communities to connect console gamers together. Not a lot has changed since then, even with the move to the Xbox 360, but …

Here’s A 7 Minute Look At The Xbox One Controller

To say the Xbox One had a rough time over the last few months would be the understatement of the year. Since E3, Microsoft has been backpedaling on pretty much everything, including DRM and indie developer restrictions. Despite all that, …

This Is What You’ll Get With The Xbox One In November

Which next generation console are you going to buy come November? If you want the Xbox One, you may be interested in what comes with the Day One edition that Microsoft announced back at E3. Well, wonder no more as …

Major Nelson: You Can Play Used Games On The Xbox One
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Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) is the public figurehead of Xbox. If he says it’s true, you better believe it. That’s why it’s a relief to finally have him chime in on the confusion surrounding used games on the recently announced …

Xbox LIVE Game Sale Begins Next Week

Microsoft today revealed that a huge sale on Xbox LIVE Games on Demand titles will take place next week. Over on his blog, Director of Programming for Xbox LIVE Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb revealed that the “Xobx Ultimate Game Sale” …

Xbox Live Turns 10, Microsoft Discounts Popular XBLA Games

Regardless of your platform loyalties, you have to give it up for Xbox Live. Microsoft, with its extensive knowledge in networking, showed console gaming how online connectivity was done. Since then, Xbox Live has been the de facto online gaming …

Xbox 360 Spring System Updates Begin Rolling Out

Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb, Xbox LIVE’s director of programming, has announced that the spring update for Xbox 360 operating system software is beginning to roll out. A “few” players will receive the update this week and everyone else will have …