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Nadella confirms Microsoft's commitment to Xbox business

Nadella confirms Microsoft's commitment to Xbox business

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has dismissed any suggestion that he wants to sell off the Xbox business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2014 at 10:57AM in News
Two Xbox One SKUs priced in Japan

Two Xbox One SKUs priced in Japan

Japanese gamers will be able to get their hands on a new Xbox One console for just £232 later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 27th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
Windows PC support for Xbox One controller launching 'very soon'

Windows PC support for Xbox One controller launching 'very soon'

Xbox One controller compatibility for Windows PC is nearing public release, Microsoft's Larry Hryb has confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 23rd 2014 at 7:27PM in News
Microsoft pondered building Kinect into the Xbox One's case

Microsoft pondered building Kinect into the Xbox One's case

Microsoft even toyed with the idea of building the Kinect into the Xbox One itself, Xbox One hardware designer Carl Ledbetter has said.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 21st 2014 at 3:01PM in News

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External hard drive support coming to Xbox One next month

External hard drive support coming to Xbox One next month

Xbox One owners will be able to increase their console’s storage with external hard drives from next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2014 at 2:26PM in News
Microsoft reveals Surface Pro 3

Microsoft reveals Surface Pro 3

Microsoft has unveiled the latest in its Surface tablet line, claiming the Surface Pro 3 will be the tablet that can at last completely replace your laptop.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 21st 2014 at 7:43AM in News
Layoffs at Rare following Kinect Sports Rivals sales disappointment

Layoffs at Rare following Kinect Sports Rivals sales disappointment

An unspecified number of jobs have been lost at Microsoft owned developer Rare.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 3:27PM in News
Xbox 360 Arctic Camouflage controller to lurk mysteriously at retail

Xbox 360 Arctic Camouflage controller to lurk mysteriously at retail

Microsoft has a new Xbox 360 controller design on the way to retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 2:20PM in News

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Next-gen games will hit RAM ceiling on PS4 and Xbox One, Crytek believes

Next-gen games will hit RAM ceiling on PS4 and Xbox One, Crytek believes

The 8GB of RAM housed in both PS4 and Xbox One will not be enough to prevent developers being limited, according to Crytek.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 11:56AM in News
Halo: Master Chief Collection landing on Xbox One this year - report

Halo: Master Chief Collection landing on Xbox One this year - report

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – a bundle packing remastered versions of the four numbered Halo releases – will reportedly launch later this year on Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2014 at 2:24AM in News
Halo 5: Guardians arriving on Xbox One in autumn 2015

Halo 5: Guardians arriving on Xbox One in autumn 2015

Microsoft has just announced Halo 5: Guardians for release on Xbox One in autumn 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2014 at 11:12AM in News
Microsoft and Rare are 'evaluating what to do next'

Microsoft and Rare are 'evaluating what to do next'

Will the upcoming un-bundling of Kinect have any negative ramifications for Microsoft's Rare studio?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2014 at 10:05AM in News

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Mehdi: Bundling Xbox One with Kinect at launch 'was the right call'

Mehdi: Bundling Xbox One with Kinect at launch 'was the right call'

Microsoft has insisted that not having a Kinect-free Xbox One SKU at launch was not a strategic error.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2014 at 12:18PM in News
Xbox 360 strength is partly to blame for PS4's lead over Xbox One, Mehdi argues

Xbox 360 strength is partly to blame for PS4's lead over Xbox One, Mehdi argues

The fact that gamers “have been more satisfied with the Xbox 360 than PS3” is part of the reason why PS4 has so far outsold Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2014 at 12:01PM in News
Microsoft's decision has 'killed original Kinect games'; PlayStation Camera could outsell it

Microsoft's decision has 'killed original Kinect games'; PlayStation Camera could outsell it

Microsoft's decision to remove Kinect from the Xbox One bundle has destroyed any possibility for developers to make games that realise the potential of the motion-sensing camera.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 14th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
Mehdi - Xbox One with Kinect is still the 'premium experience'

Mehdi - Xbox One with Kinect is still the 'premium experience'

Microsoft may have bowed to market pressures and cut Kinect from Xbox One, but it hasn’t given up its Kinect charm offensive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 11:54AM in News

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Dropping Kinect will push Xbox One ahead of PS4 in US - analyst

Dropping Kinect will push Xbox One ahead of PS4 in US - analyst

Microsoft decision to slash the price of Xbox One by dropping Kinect could propel the console to the front of the American next-gen race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 11:25AM in News
Xbox One Games With Gold requires ongoing subscription

Xbox One Games With Gold requires ongoing subscription

Microsoft has revealed one big difference between Games With Gold on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Kinect-less Xbox Ones could be given additional processing power

Kinect-less Xbox Ones could be given additional processing power

Xbox Ones that are not attached to a Kinect camera could receive a performance boost.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
No compensation planned for Xbox One early adopters following new price cut

No compensation planned for Xbox One early adopters following new price cut

Microsoft says it does not intend to compensate those who paid full price for an Xbox One in November following yesterday’s price cut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 9:14AM in News
Microsoft explains its Xbox One Kinect U-turn; Games with Gold dated for June

Microsoft explains its Xbox One Kinect U-turn; Games with Gold dated for June

Available on June 9th, the £350 Kinect-less Xbox One is Microsoft’s biggest U-turn yet and represents a complete reversal of its controversial E3 strategy outline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 4:10PM in News
Kinect-less Xbox One announced by Microsoft

Kinect-less Xbox One announced by Microsoft

Microsoft has upped its game in the next-gen race by announcing a new Xbox One SKU that doesn’t include a Kinect camera.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 3:55PM in News
Microsoft to cut Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for media apps - report

Microsoft to cut Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for media apps - report

Services such as Netflix and Hulu will soon be free to access on Xbox One and Xbox 360, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Publishers and platform holders no longer have to ignore one of the world’s biggest video games markets. China is open for business.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 9th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
Microsoft parity cause rules out Curve Digital games for Xbox One

Microsoft parity cause rules out Curve Digital games for Xbox One

Games such as The Swapper, MouseCraft and Titan Attacks won’t be released on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2014 at 12:28PM in News