Last-Gen Gamers Are Being Left Behind

New-gen consoles have barely been out for a year, but there's already a familiar story: a game launches and runs great on the PS4 and Xbox One, much less so on the PS3 and 360. Shadow of Mordor was an egregious example of this performance gap, but it's not the only one. Is there any hope for last-gen gamers? » 12/18/14 9:45am 12/18/14 9:45am

Plex For Xbox One Makes It Easy To Stream Your (Pirated) Video to the TV

Following millions of user requests, Plex is finally launching Plex for Xbox. The popular media-streaming app is already available on a wide variety of platforms, it will soon be the easiest way to blast local (and pirated) content from your laptop or elsewhere onto your Xbox. The catch is that Plex costs $5 per month… » 10/06/14 11:55am 10/06/14 11:55am

A Map That Shows Which States Are Xbox One and Which Are PS4

The XBOX One is beating the PS4 — at least on Facebook, if not in sales numbers. A map published by the Movoto Blog takes a look at the popularity of current-gen consoles in every state in the United States based on the number of Facebook likes. » 6/22/14 1:52pm 6/22/14 1:52pm

Special Xbox 360 Controller Knows How You're Feeling

We never did get that Nintendo Vitality Sensor (though the company is now working on something grander). A researcher at Stanford, however, has gone and done something similar, only for an Xbox 360 controller. » 4/08/14 9:55am 4/08/14 9:55am

The next Xbox 360 update will finally officially kill Microsoft Points dead. All your points will be converted over to an amount of currency equal to or greater than your points. Any Microsoft Points Cards will still be valid too (and transferred to real dollars). [Microsoft] » 8/09/13 9:10pm 8/09/13 9:10pm

The New Old Xbox 360's Guts Shows What's Old Is New Again

The new old, curiously botoxed Xbox 360 was announced at E3 to a crowd of shrugs. Why add makeup and eyeliner to a walking zombie? Whatever. The ace surgical team at iFixit got their hands on the new old Xbox 360 to see if anything changed inside. Here are the guts. » 6/13/13 5:37pm 6/13/13 5:37pm

Hey Look It's the New Old Xbox 360 Next to the New Xbox One

Microsoft, for some reason, decided to breathe new life into the aging Xbox 360 by giving it another facelift. This time, it was done to match the design ethos of the Xbox One. But where the Xbox One looks bold and retro future and almost quietly intimidating, the new old Xbox 360 looks like a cheap mini PC tower. At… » 6/11/13 8:52pm 6/11/13 8:52pm

So Far, Next-Gen Is Being Won By Crap You Can Already Do

Progress! Turns out that what's next is what's now. After watching two big press conferences for two big consoles (Xbox One and PS4), it looks like the future is being decided by the present. » 6/11/13 2:58pm 6/11/13 2:58pm

This Stylish New Xbox 360 Is Available Today

While Microsoft certainly has its grand aspiration sfor the future of the Xbox One, it's not leaving the trusty old 360 in the dust. There's no word on whether or not there's anything new besides the look, but the old box just got a new hardware refresh at E3 and it's available today. » 6/10/13 12:46pm 6/10/13 12:46pm

Pandora Ditches PS3 and Xbox 360 Apps For a Special HTML5 TV Interface

Starting today, you don't need to use a standalone application to access Pandora through your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. The company has built a new HTML5 home for its services that's specially tailored for your TV. Simply point your console's browser to, login, and you'll be good to go. » 6/05/13 9:40am 6/05/13 9:40am

The Next Xbox: Everything We Think We Know

We're finding out about the new Xbox in just a few hours. But that doesn't mean we have no idea what's coming. Here's a rundown of everything we know, or think we know, about the next Xbox. » 5/21/13 8:27am 5/21/13 8:27am

Ben Heck Ends the Console Wars By Cramming Them All Into One Box

Hacker, modder, and DIYer extraordinaire Ben Heck has seemingly done the impossible with his latest project. For years a fierce battle has raged between proponents of the big three gaming consoles, but to finally bring peace and civility to gaming forums across the land, Heck created an all-in-one console that… » 3/12/13 9:21am 3/12/13 9:21am

Redbox Instant Video Is Coming Soon to the Xbox 360

Redbox Instant is officially coming to Xbox 360 and it's the exclusive "gaming and entertainment console launch partner." If you're currently in the beta for Redox Instant, expect an email in the coming days. » 2/05/13 2:49pm 2/05/13 2:49pm

Razer Sabertooth Elite Xbox 360 Controller: The Kotaku Review

In 2010 Razer introduced the Onza, an Xbox 360 controller with enough extra bells and whistles to get it banned from Major League Gaming tournament play. Expect the same treatment for the Sabertooth, a refinement of the Onza that adds even more bells while removing select whistles. » 1/03/13 11:59am 1/03/13 11:59am

Why Is the PlayStation 3 Netflix App Way Better Than the Xbox 360 App?

The other night I was watching The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray on my PS3 but it was getting late and I didn't think I'd finish, so I switched to Netflix. And I was completely blown away by the movies it was suggesting across its various verticals. They were actually movies I'd want to watch and things I never knew… » 12/12/12 8:00pm 12/12/12 8:00pm

The Best Deals in Tech

The holidays are approaching fast, and it's time to start picking up some gifts: for friends, family, even yourself. But when you're picking out what to go with, it's sometimes wise to stay away from the absolute best. Sometimes you just want the best value—something that's worth every shiny, hard-earned penny. » 12/04/12 12:30pm 12/04/12 12:30pm

Microsoft Is Turning Kinect Into a Narc

Kinect is tons of fun. Have you ever played Dance Central 3? Great game. But according to a newly discovered patent, the Xbox add-on is also maybe spying on you, which is totally not cool, man. » 11/06/12 11:15am 11/06/12 11:15am

Xbox 360 Dashboard Update: Oh Hey Internet Explorer for Your TV

Starting today, Microsoft will officially release a new software update to all Xbox 360 users that will include a big blue icon with an 'e' stamped on it. Yep, the Xbox 360 is finally getting Internet Explorer, a real browser for your TV. » 10/16/12 12:00am 10/16/12 12:00am