The end of the year is always a quiet week for breaking news, with many companies writing off the last two weeks as kind of hybrid “holiday-vacation.” But rumors on the other hand, well they’re just warming. With the Consumer Electronics Show starting next week in Las Vegas, there’s plenty of hearsay out there.
It must be frustrating for the people who work on the Xbox One, to have turned one of the worst-pitched gaming consoles ever into a machine that’s in several ways better than its competition. Lately, Microsoft has done so many things well. They’ve improved their box in so many ways. Surely they ask: Will you not love…
From FaceTime to Skype to WhatsApp, there’s no shortage of ways to chat with people on the other side of the globe. But screw Jetsons-style video chatting: Make way for this Ted-like robotic bear that mimics your gestures and projects your voice from far away, even letting you “see” through its own eyes. It’s like if…
This is Xbox’s $150 Elite controller. $150! Sounds crazy, right? I thought so too when Microsoft alerted the world of its existence. But yeah, I was wrong.
This is a $500 Xbox One. Why would you buy a $500 Xbox One when the going price is $350 right now? Because this Xbox One will boot faster, load games quicker, and comes with an amazing new gamepad you have to see to believe.
This season, every NFL player will wear a motion tracking chip—and we’re now getting a look at how the data these chips collect will be shown to fans in instant replays. This is the beginning of something beautiful.
Microsoft confirmed the names of a few more Xbox 360 games that will soon be functional on Xbox One through the newer console’s backwards compatibility feature, but they also showed a reel that hinted at lots more. Let’s enhance and see what we can see.
Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One will become a full-featured DVR in 2016. This couples with the console’s latest feature for free over-the-air television. You can record shows while playing games, and content can be shared with any Windows 10 device or downloaded for offline viewing. Best part? It’s free.
Suffering from E3 withdrawal? We’ve got your fix right here, thanks to Gamescom, which kicks off this morning in Germany with a big ol’ Xbox press conference.
Rare games meant a lot to the people who played them, so a collection of 30 of (most) of their best works should mean a lot to children of the Spectrum ZX, the Nintendo 64 and even the Xbox 360 eras. Combined, they’re part of a new collection on the Xbox One that is one of the most extraordinary bundles to ever hit…
Yesterday, my wife wanted to play some Kingdom Hearts. I was in the mood for Titanfall. We only have one TV. So I pulled out a Surface 3 tablet, plugged in an Xbox One controller, and started streaming the game from my Xbox to my portable PC. It’s a new Windows 10 feature.
“$150 for a gamepad? Hell nah.” When Microsoft announced the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, those were my first thoughts. Then, like a fool, I decided to try it. You can probably see where this is going.
When we made the jump from the last generation of home consoles to the current generation, there was one thing missing: backwards compatibility. For Xbox One owners, that’s about to change—Microsoft just announced that Xbox 360 games will be playable on the new console this holiday season.
From Gears of War to Halo 5, Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference will be full of people shooting aliens in various ways. We’ll also see some Tomb Raider, some Rare, and maybe some other solid surprises, too.
Worried your collection of Lego Minifigures is bored while you’re at your nine-to-five all day? Even tiny plastic people need a way to stay entertained, and for those times when the carnival isn’t in town, these Minifig-scale Lego video game consoles and controllers are the perfect addition to any studded living room.
UPDATE (7:12pm): Well now here’s an interesting addendum.
You know that it plays Halo games. You know it will run Gears of War. And you probably knew that it looks smaller if you stand further away from it. But did you know these other things about Xbox One?
Yes, you read that right. A unicorn. Not one that’s alive, mind. A stuffed unicorn! But still: a unicorn. NSFW warning.
The Xbox One was designed to be the ultimate cable box—but what if you don’t have cable? Soon, you’ll be able to plug a USB dongle into your Xbox One to get live, over-the-air TV programming in North America.
It's tempting to think of Microsoft as some aging dinosaur. But it's wrong. Change has been building for almost a year now. Yes Windows 8 was a mess, and the Xbox One's early days were embarrassing, but Microsoft's been sharpening its game with impressive speed. And now it is once again, hands down, the most…