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Xbox One drops Kinect requirement

Xbox One drops Kinect requirement

Another significant Xbox One U-turn has been confirmed by Microsoft – the console will now work even if Kinect is not plugged in.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2013 at 9:13AM in News
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition surpasses 8m units sold

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition surpasses 8m units sold

Mojang's hit sandbox game Minecraft has sold over 8m units, console developer 4J Studios has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2013 at 11:40PM in News
Molyneux says Xbox One backlash was unfair

Molyneux says Xbox One backlash was unfair

Former Microsoft studios boss Peter Molyneux has defended his former employer from the waves of abuse it suffered in the wake of the Xbox One reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 2:44PM in News
Xbox Live Gold Family Packs to be replaced by individual accounts

Xbox Live Gold Family Packs to be replaced by individual accounts

Microsoft is doing away with the Family Pack subscription for Xbox Live Gold, and plans to convert any family accounts to individual ones from the end of the month.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 12th 2013 at 10:49AM in News

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Third week at the top for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Third week at the top for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

The retail version of Minecraft for Xbox 360 has topped the UK charts for a third week running.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 12th 2013 at 10:10AM in News
Local currency to replace MS Points in next Xbox 360 system update

Local currency to replace MS Points in next Xbox 360 system update

The next Xbox 360 system update will dump Xbox Live’s MS Points system for local currency, Microsoft has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 10th 2013 at 10:05PM in News
OPINION: Pre-order fanfare signals start of true next-gen tension

OPINION: Pre-order fanfare signals start of true next-gen tension

PlayStation and Xbox are priming retail partners as to how much next-gen console stock will be available on day one.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 9th 2013 at 2:12PM in News
Indie title Below is only a timed Xbox One exclusive

Indie title Below is only a timed Xbox One exclusive

One of the key indie titles revealed at Microsoft Xbox One E3 show is not in fact exclusive to the console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2013 at 10:44AM in News

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VIDEO: Xbox One WILL include a headset; Major Nelson unboxes console

VIDEO: Xbox One WILL include a headset; Major Nelson unboxes console

Microsoft has changed its mind again and confirmed that a headset will be included with the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2013 at 2:27PM in News
Xbox One Game DVR limited to Xbox Gold members

Xbox One Game DVR limited to Xbox Gold members

The ability to record and upload game footage on Xbox One will only be available to paying subscribers of Xbox Live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2013 at 9:59AM in News
Microsoft's biggest Xbox One mistake? Listening to its customers, dev argues

Microsoft's biggest Xbox One mistake? Listening to its customers, dev argues

Game designer and professor Jesse Schell has argued that Microsoft’s big mistake with Xbox One was one many global companies make – it listened to its customers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 8:45AM in News
Xbox One U-turn could hand console market to Apple and Google, Darling argues

Xbox One U-turn could hand console market to Apple and Google, Darling argues

Microsoft should have been stronger in its argument for the Xbox One’s former digital features, Codemasters founder David Darling has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 3:00PM in News

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Microsoft ups Xbox One graphics specs

Microsoft ups Xbox One graphics specs

The ongoing work fine-tuning the Xbox One hardware has resulted in spec increases, Microsoft has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 2:13PM in News
Microsoft indie plans get Notch's blessing

Microsoft indie plans get Notch's blessing

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson has endorsed Microsoft's recently announced plan to make every Xbox One work as a dev kit.

by Seth Tipps
on Jul 30th 2013 at 10:04AM in News
Official Xbox One controller and headset prices revealed

Official Xbox One controller and headset prices revealed

The US Official Microsoft Store has revealed the pre-order prices for the first Xbox One accessories.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2013 at 9:15AM in News
Lanning: Nintendo will be here in 100 years. Microsoft probably won't

Lanning: Nintendo will be here in 100 years. Microsoft probably won't

The founder of Oddworld Inhabitants has heaped praise on Nintendo saying that its legacy will outlast many of its rivals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2013 at 2:07PM in News

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Rumour: Microsoft to allow self-published games on Xbox 360

Rumour: Microsoft to allow self-published games on Xbox 360

Self-publishing games on Xbox 360 –and subsequently XBLA – will soon be a reality, at least according to one developer who claims to have heard the info directly from Microsoft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2013 at 8:45AM in News
Microsoft denies plans to launch Kinect-free Xbox One

Microsoft denies plans to launch Kinect-free Xbox One

It would possibly be the biggest U-turn of all, but chances of a Kinect-free Xbox One release have been dismissed by Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2013 at 11:25AM in News
Xbox One self-publishing "not the equivalent to what other platforms offer"

Xbox One self-publishing "not the equivalent to what other platforms offer"

One notable indie dev has urged caution to those welcoming Microsoft’s decision to allow self-publishing on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2013 at 9:24AM in News
Microsoft confirms indie self-publishing U-turn; 'Every Xbox One a dev kit'

Microsoft confirms indie self-publishing U-turn; 'Every Xbox One a dev kit'

Developers will be allowed to self-publish on Xbox One and every hardware unit sold at retail can be used to develop games, Microsoft has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 25th 2013 at 5:30AM in News
Xbox One could outnumber PS4 3-to-1 at launch, Xbox One price cut incoming?

Xbox One could outnumber PS4 3-to-1 at launch, Xbox One price cut incoming?

Microsoft could win the first round of the next-gen battle through raw numbers, one analyst has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2013 at 9:52AM in News
Microsoft would "aggressively challenge" state attempts to use Kinect for snooping

Microsoft would "aggressively challenge" state attempts to use Kinect for snooping

Any attempt by the US government to use Xbox One’s Kinect camera to spy on the public would be resisted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 9:38AM in News
Ballmer calls for "nimble" and "decisive" Microsoft... in 2,700 word internal memo

Ballmer calls for "nimble" and "decisive" Microsoft... in 2,700 word internal memo

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has set out his vision for a new Microsoft in an internal memo circulated amongst company staff.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 9:18AM in News
Oddworld creator: It's as if indies on Xbox One don't matter to Microsoft

Oddworld creator: It's as if indies on Xbox One don't matter to Microsoft

Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning has sounded off on Microsoft’s apparent complete obliviousness to the growing indie games market, stating that the company isn’t even acknowledging independent developers like himself on ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 6:45AM in News
Forza 5 will not require net connection on first play... but will to complete the game

Forza 5 will not require net connection on first play... but will to complete the game

Xbox One owners will not need to be connected to the internet to get Forza 5 working upon its initial install.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 2:25PM in News