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Xbox One’s Japanese launch confirmed for September the 4th

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 23rd 2014 - No Comments

Microsoft has confirmed Xbox One is set to launch on September the 4th across Japan. The news, via Gematsu, reveals there’s to be a rather extensive Japanese support for Microsoft’s latest video game platform on launch, including forty developer and publisher studios. The full list of which is as follows: 2K Games Access Games Acquire Arc...

New Xbox One system update rolls out tonight – full list of improvements here

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments

Xbox One will benefit from a new system update we’re told will roll out “tonight” in Europe. The update will include a new progress bar to track game and app save states, notifications for newly signed in friends and added favourites, Kinect voice and motion improvements as well as an improvement in GameDVR video quality. Here...

Xbox One YouTube App out today

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 8th 2014 - No Comments

Xbox One’s YouTube App is out today. After you apply the relevant update, a ‘My Uploads’ section will added to the YouTube app. You will then be free to directly upload clips and use the Upload Studio to edit same clips. Videos will also now be available to watch in Snap mode and can be added to pins. Happy YouTube-ing. ...

Microsoft plans on Xbox 360 emulator for Xbox One, not done “thinking it through” yet

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 7th 2014 - No Comments

Microsoft has confirmed they have “plans” for an Xbox 360 emulator to run on Xbox One machines. The word, via Kotaku, reveals the firm is working towards it becoming a reality, but that there’s still issues to solve before the whole thing clicks into place. Speaking at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, partner...

Cortana digital assistant confirmed for Windows Phone 8.1

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 4th 2014 - No Comments

Microsoft has revealed Cortana, a digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1. Details emerged recently which appeared to confirm the Cortana assistant was coming, but now we know it is very much a real thing. Cortana, much like Apple’s “Siri” and Google’s “Google Now”, will help users of Windows Phone...

Phil Spencer to lead Xbox division at Microsoft

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 1st 2014 - No Comments

Microsoft has confirmed Phil Spencer is to head the Xbox division at Microsoft. The news comes direct from Micorosft’s CEO Satya Nadella, via an email directed at Microsoft employees in which Nadella cites Spencer will help “to keep gaming close to the group developing operating systems across devices.” Spencer, who recently...

Signal Studios acquires rights to Toy Soldiers franchise from Microsoft

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 24th 2014 - No Comments

Signal Studios has confirmed they have acquired the rights to the Toy Soldiers franchise from Microsoft. The news means the studio now has complete creative control over the franchise going forward. Not resting on their laurels, Signal Studios has also revealed Toy Soldiers: Complete for Steam. Essentally a complete edition of the franchise,...

Marc Whitten departs Microsoft, statement released

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 18th 2014 - No Comments

Microsoft has announced Chief product officer of Xbox Marc Whitten has departed the firm. Whitten worked with Microsoft from 2000 onwards and played an integral role throughout the development and launch of Xbox Live, as well as the original Xbox console, Xbox 360 and finally Xbox One. Speaking about the revelation, Whitten said the...

New Xbox One update released, Microsoft reveal the details

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 6th 2014 - No Comments

Microsoft has released the complete details for the new Xbox One update, which recently went live. The update comes via the official Xbox website and details a whole host of changes and improvements based on player feedback. Here’s the highlights from the update, but in case you want the full breakdown, hit the link above to read...

Twitch live-streaming to be added to Xbox One on March 11th

by Shane Willoughby - on Feb 25th 2014 - No Comments

Twitch live-streaming will be added to Xbox One as of March 11th’s system update. In a chat with associated press, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said, “It’s complete integration. It’s exciting because we’ve never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such a deep level of integration. The concept of being...

Xbox Live Gold goes free to 360 users this weekend

by Shane Willoughby - on Feb 13th 2014 - No Comments

Xbox Live Gold is free from February 14th to 16th for all 360 users. The free weekend does not apply to Xbox One. Jump in and give World of Tanks a whirl. Thanks to Gamespot. ...

Microsoft on supporting PC platform in 2014 and beyond: “We’re really going after PC”

by Joseph Murphy - on Feb 12th 2014 - No Comments

Microsoft is aiming to tackle and support the network of PC gamers to a level not seen before. The word comes from a recent interview with Microsoft partner creative director Ken Lobb who insists the firm is “really going” after the PC platform from here on in: “So we love PC. It’s obviously a source of huge revenue...

Xbox One system update incoming. Adds storage management and controller battery monitor

by Shane Willoughby - on Feb 5th 2014 - No Comments

Xbox One will benefit from a new operation system update as of next week February 11th. The update will, among other things, allow users to see just how much storage space they’re using on the console’s internal hard drive. Compatibility with USB keyboards will also be added, as well as a battery indicator for the controller. But...

Report – Insider source confirms new cheaper Xbox One will release in 2014

by Shane Willoughby - on Jan 31st 2014 - No Comments

VG247 has it from “a well-respected source” that Microsoft will release a new cheaper Xbox One later this year. Microsoft has reportedly told trusted publishing partners that it will release a new Xbox One before the year is out. Xbox One released in November of last year. The senior source failed to confirm if the console...

Microsoft offering $100 Xbox One discount when you trade in your PS3

by Shane Willoughby - on Jan 31st 2014 - No Comments

Microsoft is offering customers $100 off an Xbox One when you trade in your PS3 in select retail stores in the US and Canada. Details of the promotion first surfaced on  NeoGAF, with the promotion valid from January 23rd up until February 28th. The PS3 that you trade in will be recycled by Microsoft and must be in working condition...