Entries in 'Xbox' (107)

Two free Xbox One dev kits for indies as Microsoft tries to woo small studios

Two free Xbox One dev kits for indies as Microsoft tries to woo small studios

Microsoft has announced its new indie games developer programme in a bid to win over small studios.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 20th 2013 at 10:25AM in News
Blake's 7 to be revived as Xbox exclusive

Blake's 7 to be revived as Xbox exclusive

The Financial Times reports today that Microsoft has replaced the sci-fi dedicated channel Syfy as the backer of a rebooted Blake’s 7.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 15th 2013 at 4:29PM in News
Xbox One release date delayed for some European territories

Xbox One release date delayed for some European territories

Microsoft has tonight confirmed that the Xbox One roll-out in Europe will now be staggered across the end of 2013 and start of 2014.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 14th 2013 at 7:19PM 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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Xbox avatars going HD; 360 and One games to have separate Achievements

Xbox avatars going HD; 360 and One games to have separate Achievements

Microsoft has revealed a number of new details about Xbox One, including a significant upgrade to avatars.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2013 at 2:51PM in News
PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo: indie developers are our future

PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo: indie developers are our future

The biggest names in the games industry say that indie developers will define the future of their businesses.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 6th 2013 at 11:36AM in News
New Xbox Glasses patent discovered

New Xbox Glasses patent discovered

Fresh evidence suggests that Microsoft is indeed planning to release some sort of head-mounted display for Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 10:32AM in News
PS3 topples Xbox 360 in June

PS3 topples Xbox 360 in June

PlayStation dominated a decent month for UK games retail in June.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 15th 2013 at 9:46AM in News

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Complete Microsoft restructure sees new boss for Xbox

Complete Microsoft restructure sees new boss for Xbox

Microsoft has announced a major restructure of its business that sees Julie Larson-Green head up Xbox hardware and studios.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 11th 2013 at 2:58PM in News
Xbox Live price hike an "unintended error", beta testers to be reimbursed

Xbox Live price hike an "unintended error", beta testers to be reimbursed

Microsoft has promised that the elevated prices revealed by the new Xbox Live update are incorrect and will be adjusted when the marketplace drops points for real currency.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 11th 2013 at 9:51AM in News
Xbox One fans call on Microsoft to reverse its U-turn

Xbox One fans call on Microsoft to reverse its U-turn

A group of Xbox One fans have called on Microsoft to do a U-turn on its U-turn.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 10th 2013 at 10:39AM in News
Mattrick could pocket $50m from Zynga switch

Mattrick could pocket $50m from Zynga switch

Former Xbox boss Don Mattrick could earn in the region of $50m from new employer Zynga.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 10:41AM in News

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PlayStation had "no intention" of messing with pre-owned - and no pressure from publishers, either

PlayStation had "no intention" of messing with pre-owned - and no pressure from publishers, either

PlayStation boss Andrew House says there was never any plan for PS4 to block second-hand games - and publishers weren't asking for it either.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 3rd 2013 at 3:10PM in News
Microsoft Windows chief to take Xbox hardware role

Microsoft Windows chief to take Xbox hardware role

The woman in charge of Windows is poised to lead up all Microsoft's hardware division – including Xbox.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 3rd 2013 at 11:06AM in News
Late Japan launch part of Xbox One's "second wave"

Late Japan launch part of Xbox One's "second wave"

Microsoft has designated Japan as a Tier 2 country for the launch of Xbox One, and promises that it won't be too far behind the US release.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 3rd 2013 at 10:19AM in News
Xbox SmartGlass racks up over 17m downloads

Xbox SmartGlass racks up over 17m downloads

Microsoft’s touch screen entertainment app, Xbox SmartGlass, has now been downloaded over 17 million times since its launch in October 2012.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jul 2nd 2013 at 5:22PM in News

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Xbox One could replace code redemption with QR tags

Xbox One could replace code redemption with QR tags

We all hate laboriously typing in those 15-digit codes that publishers and platform holders insist on using, right?

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 2nd 2013 at 1:41PM in News
No immediate replacement for Mattrick, says Microsoft

No immediate replacement for Mattrick, says Microsoft

Xbox has yet to say who will replace outgoing chief Don Mattrick - if, indeed anyone will take his soon-to-be-vacant role.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 1st 2013 at 9:50PM in News
Report: Don Mattrick out at Xbox

Report: Don Mattrick out at Xbox

Xbox president Don Mattrick is about to leave Microsoft, according to internet reports.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 1st 2013 at 6:07PM in News
Xbox 360 overtakes Wii as the UK's No.1 games console

Xbox 360 overtakes Wii as the UK's No.1 games console

Xbox 360 is this generation's best-selling home games console in the UK, says GfK Chart-Track.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2013 at 9:39AM in News
Respawn explains why the Xbox Cloud will make video games better

Respawn explains why the Xbox Cloud will make video games better

Microsoft’s considerable investment in cloud computing will power a new breed of console games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2013 at 1:46PM in News
OPINION: Xbox One strategy revamp was logical - but it might only accelerate Mattrick's digital vision

OPINION: Xbox One strategy revamp was logical - but it might only accelerate Mattrick's digital vision

One of the best bits of games industry scuttlebutt I have been told is about Xbox boss Don Mattrick.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 20th 2013 at 8:38AM in News
Fresh rumours say Xbox One will abandon controversial policies

Fresh rumours say Xbox One will abandon controversial policies

If the latest web rumours are true, Microsoft is poised to announce a revised agenda for second-hand games and online check-in.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 19th 2013 at 9:15PM in News
GAME launched Xbox retail concept store last week

GAME launched Xbox retail concept store last week

With the industry off in LA last week, GAME and Microsoft saw fit to quietly launch the UK’s first Xbox store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2013 at 2:35PM in News