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‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Tournament Payouts Revealed

Microsoft’s Kinect Sports Rivals is finally on the way and with it will come plenty of speculation and argument about just how useful the Kinect is to the Xbox One platform. Regardless of the general apathy consumers have had toward …

Even More Xbox One Updates Previewed

It appears that Microsoft’s all-in strategy for Titanfall exclusivity might have paid off. The game’s early community seems solid and Microsoft has revealed that last week – Titanfall‘s launch week – saw the highest average Xbox Live usage since the …

Dead Rising 3′s Final DLC is Out Today

Microsoft’s Xbox One exclusive launch games had a bit of everything for mature gamers. Forza Motorsport 5 brought the requisite launch driving game, Dead Rising 3 provided the zombies and action that gamers love, and Ryse threw in a bit …

Subsidized $99 Xbox 360 is Gone For Good

Microsoft’s innovative plan to sell subsidized video game consoles is now dead. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Microsoft quietly killed its $99 subsidized Xbox 360 offering last July. The offering, introduced back in May 2012 allowed customers to …

New Kinect Touted in ‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Preview

It is now clear that Xbox One console sales are quickly falling behind the PlayStation 4. The largest factor in this is almost certainly the fact that the Xbox One offers less computing power at the higher price point of …

‘Titanfall’ Launch Trailer Released

Last week EA released its expected live-action trailer for its upcoming Titanfall. The game is positioned to draw gamers from the same pool as the Call of Duty fanbase, so it isn’t surprising that the publisher would copy Activision’s successful …

‘Forza 5′ Now Free With Every Xbox One

It’s clear now that sales of Microsoft’s Xbox One are quickly falling behind those of Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft was leaning heavily on the Xbox One’s TV and Kinect capabilities in its early marketing but has now shifted gears into …

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 …

‘Peggle 2′ Coming to Xbox 360 in May

After a bombastic announcement at last year’s EA press conference at E3, Peggle 2 was quietly released as an Xbox One exclusive in December. It is now only a matter of time before the popular Peggle sequel makes its way …

Xbox One Party System Update Previewed

Some Xbox live subscribers this week are taking Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One update for a test drive through a recently announced beta test. While those gamers get to experience the console’s fully-functional party system first hand, everyone else can now …

Twitch Streaming Finally Coming to Xbox One

Microsoft today announced that Twitch streaming will finally be coming to the Xbox One within weeks. The feature is set to debut along with a Twitch app for the Xbox One on March 11 – the same day as the …

Stephen Elop To Take Over Xbox Division At Microsoft Stephen Elop To Take Over Xbox Division At Microsoft

When rumors of Microsoft’s next CEO began to circulate, Stephen Elop was said to be on the shortlist of candidates. It was reported that his leadership would lead to Microsoft getting rid of numerous businesses that weren’t core to its …

Microsoft to Beta Test Xbox One Party System Update

Last week Microsoft rolled out its first major Xbox One update since the console’s launch. The update included near-essential features for the console’s OS that simply didn’t make it into the system by launch day, such as hard drive storage …

Microsoft Announces a Remote For the Xbox One

It’s been clear since the announcement of the Xbox One that Microsoft intended its game console to be a comprehensive media-watching device. The console’s announcement was filled with references to TV and sports. To help fulfill this dream of an …

Tian Lim Joins Hulu As Its Chief Tech Officer Tian Lim Joins Hulu As Its Chief Tech Officer

Much like Netflix, Hulu does a lot of work everyday behind the scenes to keep everything up and running. It’s none too surprising then that the company would be looking for some world class talent to lead its technology efforts. …

Free Xbox Live Gold Weekend Coming For ‘Titanfall’ Beta
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Microsoft wants everyone with an Xbox One to play Titanfall. Every one. In order to achieve this, Microsoft is easing back its Xbox Live Gold paywall for one weekend. One weekend that just happens to coincide with the start of …

‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Finally Coming in April

Kinect Sports Rivals was supposed to be the Wii Sports of the Xbox One. The launch title that could somewhat justify the mandatory use of the Kinect peripheral and bring something less bloody to the Xbox One’s launch lineup. Like …

Bonnaroo 2014 Will Stream Live on Xbox Bonnaroo 2014 Will Stream Live on Xbox

Through a partnership between Microsoft and Superfly Presents, this year’s upcoming Bonnaroo music festival will be streaming, live, on your Xbox Ones and Xbox 360s. According to Microsoft, Bonnaroo on Xbox is going to be an interactive experience. This new …

Microsoft Says All Digital Xbox One Isn’t Happening

Last week, a massive Xbox One leak hit the Internet revealing a number of games for the console. Alongside the reveal of games like Halo 2 Anniversary Edition and Forza Horizon 2, it was said that Microsoft was looking into …

Xbox One Proves A Huge Success For Microsoft

It’s been a great year for gaming. After sitting on the success of the Xbox 360 since 2005, Microsoft finally launched Xbox One back in November, selling more than 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours. The console, with …

Titanfall-Branded Xbox One Controller Unveiled

Microsoft has locked-up EA’s Titanfall as an exclusive for Xbox consoles (and PC), and it certainly intends to go all the way with its marketing efforts in the lead-up to the game’s March 11 launch. Whether or not Titanfall actually …